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The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! 7:30 pm
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
May 1 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid? Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).
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University of Findlay Commencement 9:00 am
University of Findlay Commencement @ Koehler Center
May 2 @ 9:00 am
Congratulations graduates! Graduate commencement will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with the doors opening at 8 a.m. Guests should be seated prior to 9 a.m., graduate commencement begins in the Malcolm Athletic Center for the Koehler Complex. Undergraduate Commencement will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 2:00 p.m. Guests should be seated and ready for the procession. Ceremony begins. Handicapped parking will be available on the East and West sides of the complex. Undergradulate Commencement takes place at the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Center. Tickets are not required for either commencement.
Fitness FaceOff Challenge 10:30 am
Fitness FaceOff Challenge @ Dorney Plaza
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Come be a part of the Fitness FaceOff and watch Ohio Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine take on Findlay Firefighters in the final weight loss challenge! Participate in group exercises, hear success stories from Fitness FaceOff participants, and learn about fitness apps. Plus, there will be kids events! Kids may run a mini agility test, check out emergency vehicles, and try on firefighter gear!
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! 7:30 pm
The Musicals of Musicals: The Musical! @ Bluffton University
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2. “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” is an affectionate parody of musical theater greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart. The show, which opened off-Broadway in 2003, incorporates five takes on the same basic plot — the young ingenue can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her landlord; will the handsome leading man come to her aid? Vignettes include “Corn,” in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein; “A Little Complex,” Stephen Sondheim; “Dear Abby,” Jerry Herman (composer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame”); “Aspects of Junita,” Andrew Lloyd Webber; and “Speakeasy,” Kander and Ebb (composers of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”).
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Elmwood HS band concert 7:00 pm
Elmwood HS band concert @ Jerry City Park
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Elmwood High School Concert Band will be performing an outdoor “Americana Concert” in the park in Jerry City. For this special performance, the band will be performing selections of patriotic and well-known American folk songs, as well as other American works for concert band. Additionally, the band will be joined by members of the Elmwood High School Concert Choir. Audience members are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. to this event. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved into the gymnasium, located inside the high school.
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Spring Fling 7:30 pm
Spring Fling @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Voices in Perfection Show Choir Spring Fling will be held on Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. in R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The cabaret-style program features solo, ensemble and full group performances by the VIP freshman show choir members and accompanying instrumentalists, The Rippers. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Senior citizens with a Findlay City Schools pass receive free admission. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. VIP and The Rippers will perform their spring show, which includes the following selections: “De-Lovely,” “Dance With Me Tonight,” “Make Them Hear You” and “Get On Your Feet.” The group recently represented Findlay High School in Chicago performing in exhibition at The Field Museum of Natural History in April.
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Bikes, Books and Badges Bike Rodeo 10:00 am
Bikes, Books and Badges Bike Rodeo @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The event will include an obstacle course, bike inspections, helmet fittings, and a safe-biking ride. There will also be food and prizes at this free family event.
Mommy and Me 12:00 pm
Mommy and Me @ Awakening Minds Art Studio
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Registration is required and space is limited to 20 partakers. All ages and abilities. Cost is: 1 Adult + 1 Child- $40 1 Adult + 2 Children- $50 1 Adult + 3 Children- $60
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Tales for Tots: Music, Music, Music 11:00 am
Tales for Tots: Music, Music, Music @ The Mazza Museum
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
The Mazza Museum offers fun-themed story times on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, with new stories to engage children at each session. The 2014-2015 season’s theme is “All Creatures Great and Small” Join us and Story Nana, Gail Lazarcyk for this week’s story about Music, Music, Music!. Optional sack lunch following story time.
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Kids Fest 2:00 pm
Kids Fest @ Grand Court
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fun, food, games, a bounce slide, and a raffle! All money goes to Relay for Life!
God and Country 7:00 pm
God and Country @ D.O.C.K. at St Mark's United Methodist Church
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Millstream Ringers English handbell ensemble, under the combined direction of Martha Avery and Gail Malloy, will present “God and Country,” a presentation of both sacred and patriotic music.
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Findlay High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestra finale concert 7:30 pm
Findlay High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestra finale concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra and the Findlay High School Chamber Orchestra will present a finale spring concert on Monday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School. The concert is free and open to the public. The Chamber Orchestra will begin the concert by performing three selections: “Two Spirituals,” “Finale from Serenade No. 9″ and “Tango Espressivo.” The Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1987, is composed of a select group of 20 string players who also perform in the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra. The Chamber Orchestra rehearses on Friday afternoons throughout the year and performs challenging music written specifically for chamber groups. Denise Mojica will perform a piano solo, “Fantasie Impromptu” by Frederic Chopin. The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra, comprised of 72 students, will perform six selections at the concert, including “Marche Slav” by P. Tchaikowsky and “The Great Locomotive Chase” by Robert W. Smith. The train piece is based on a famous incident that took place during the Civil War. In April 1862, a group of Northern soldiers called Andrews Raiders stole a train in Georgia and took it north toward Tennessee, damaging rail lines along the way. The raiders included four men from Hancock County who were later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Two of the selections the orchestra will perform at the concert were also performed at the Ohio Music Education Association State Orchestra Contest where they received an “Excellent” rating from a panel of judges. The two selections are: “Brandenburg Sinfonia” by J.S. Bach, and “Galileo’s Vision” by Ralph Ford. The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra is directed by Ken Pressel, with assistant director Anita Schaible. This is Pressel’s 22nd year teaching orchestra at the high school.
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Findlay High School Extravabandza 7:30 pm
Findlay High School Extravabandza @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City Schools’ Music Department will present the annual “Extravabandza” Concert at the Allen P. Dudley Memorial Band Shell at R.L. Heminger Auditorium on May 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Performing in the concert are the Findlay High School Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. The FHS Concert Band will be performing “Mechanism” and “To the Moon.” Wind Ensemble selections will include “The Liberty Bell,” “Music for a Darkened Theater,” “When You Believe” from “The Prince of Egypt” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” The two ensembles will then combine to perform selections from “The Lion King,” “The Best of Journey” and will close the concert with “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” The combined bands will also offer the premier performance of “Summon the Trojans,” a new composition by University of Findlay Director of Bands Jack Taylor. This piece was commissioned in honor of the Findlay High School Band and for Tim Mattis, who will be retiring at the end of May after 21 years of service to Findlay City Schools. The FHS Bands are directed by Mattis and Dan Wilson. The concert is free and open to the public, although a free will donation will be collected to benefit the music department.
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
Findlay High School spring choir concert 7:30 pm
Findlay High School spring choir concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
May 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School freshman, concert, and symphonic choirs will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in R. L. Heminger Auditorium. All three choirs recently earned a superior rating — the highest given by the Ohio Music Education Association — at the state adjudicated competition. The choirs will sing all of their contest literature as well as joining together for the finale, “God Bless America.” The high school choirs are under the direction of Kevin Manley and Tim Mattis. The concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
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Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17. The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
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Bluffton Farmer’s Market 8:30 am
Bluffton Farmer’s Market @ Citizens National Bank parking lot
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17. The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
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