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Snow Much Puppet Show 6:30 pm
Snow Much Puppet Show @ Putnam County District Library
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm
A Family Fun “Snow Much” puppet show will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Snow-related children’s books will be presented as a puppet show. The program is free to attend.
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Ted Yoder 7:00 pm
Ted Yoder @ Bluffton Town Hall
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Bluffton Town Hall Series brings Ted Yoder and his hammer dulcimer to the village at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Yoder’s fame started when he was named the 2010 National Hammer Dulcimer Champion and has evolved from there. His inspired musical style “Yoderizes” the hammer dulcimer from its traditional folk origins to powerful arrangements of favorite modern tunes.
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Hotel California 7:30 pm
Hotel California @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm
Hotel California will take the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts through a showcase of the Eagles’ megahits at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30 to $60. For more than two decades, Hotel California has toured the world, faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy-award winning sounds of the Eagles, reaching a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists, according to the Marathon Center’s website. The show incorporates the group’s own world-renowned vocal harmony and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a modern stage spectacle. Songs performed include “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and, of course, “Hotel California,” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh. For more information, visit www.hotelcal.com or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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Janice Sunflower 8:00 pm
Janice Sunflower @ Mustard Seed Cafe
Jan 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native flute player Janice Sunflower will perform a free concert at the Mustard Seed Cafe, 562 N. Main St., Bluffton, from 8-10 p.m. Jan. 14. Janice Trytten (Sunflower) enjoys parallel lives as a native flute player and a professional horn player in the Cincinnati area. Since the late 1980s, she and her family have attended and participated in many living history events, from which the native flute playing developed.
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Bilingual Storytime at Ottawa Library 6:30 pm
Bilingual Storytime at Ottawa Library @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm
The Putnam County District Library’s Ottawa location is offering a bilingual storytime at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 Children’s books will be read in Spanish and English. There will also be snacks and crafts.
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Jan 18 @ 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
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Bilingual Storytime at Leipsic Library 10:00 am
Bilingual Storytime at Leipsic Library @ Putnam County District Library -- Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am
The Putnam County District Library’s Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location will host a bilingual storytime at 10 a.m. Jan. 19. Children’s books will be read in Spanish and in English. There will also be snacks and crafts.
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Art Fun for the Whole Family 3:30 pm
Art Fun for the Whole Family @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm
Art Fun for the Whole Family will be held at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Bluffton Public Library. The program features arts and crafts activities for all ages. Participants will make a balanced mobile after reading about Alexander Calder or a drip painting inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock. Those attending should wear old clothes. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.
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Beach Bash Concert 6:00 pm
Beach Bash Concert @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Findlay Elks will host a Beach Bash Concert for Hancock County charities, headlined by the Reunion Band with the Midnight Riders opening. There will be dancing and games of chance with many prizes available. Concertgoers are encouraged to wear beach attire.
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Mother Nature Tea 9:30 am
Mother Nature Tea @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am
The Hancock Park District will be hosting its eighth annual Mother Nature Tea on Jan. 23 in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Times will be 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The same program will be offered each time. Mother Nature, portrayed by Chris Allen, will read a story about winter. After the story, children will have “tea” and a snack. After serving there will be activities and a craft for children. Children must be 4-6 years old and accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may not attend. One adult is required for every two children. Register, with $4 per person, by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library 6:30 pm
Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm
Registration for winter storytime at Bluffton Public Library opens Tuesday. The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 23, or at 10 a.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 24. Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5. Space is limited to 18 children per session. Register by calling 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or visiting the library’s front desk.
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Babies Love Books 10:00 am
Babies Love Books @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library will host a session of Babies Love Books at 10 a.m. Jan. 26. Activities will include stories, movement and songs for babies and toddlers ages birth to 3. Activities are chosen to promote language and motor development. All children must be accompanied by a parent or child care provider who will participate in the program. No prior registration is necessary.
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Movies at Forest-Jackson Public Library 1:00 pm
Movies at Forest-Jackson Public Library @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm
A movie matinee and a family movie will be shown Jan. 27 in Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest. “Brian’s Song,” will be shown at 1 p.m. and “Storks” will be shown from 7 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. A $1 donation includes popcorn and a drink.
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Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library 6:30 pm
Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm
Registration for winter storytime at Bluffton Public Library opens Tuesday. The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 23, or at 10 a.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 24. Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5. Space is limited to 18 children per session. Register by calling 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or visiting the library’s front desk.
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