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Bluffton University Bus Crash Remembrance Ceremony 11:30 am
Bluffton University Bus Crash Remembrance Ceremony @ Circle of Remembrance at Bluffton University
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am
The Bluffton University community on Thursday will recognize the 10th anniversary of the bus crash that killed five Bluffton baseball players, along with the bus driver and his wife. A memorial service, including reflection and remembrance, will be held at the Circle of Remembrance at 11:30 a.m. The team’s charter bus fell from an Atlanta overpass on the morning of March 2, 2007. Five players, all from Ohio, died: Zachary Arend of Oakwood; David Betts of Bryan; Scott Harmon of Elida; Cody Holp of Verona; and Tyler Williams of Lima. The team was headed to Florida on its annual spring trip. The bus driver, Jerome Niemeyer, and his wife, Jean, both of Columbus Grove, died as well. The team’s head coach, James Grandey, and 28 others were injured. The Circle of Remembrance is located along the right field line of Bluffton University’s Memorial Field. If there is inclement weather, the service will take place in Yoder Recital Hall. The university will also maintain a continuous 12 hours of presence at the Circle of Remembrance on March 2 starting at 5:30 a.m., the approximate time of the accident. The Circle of Remembrance honors the team and the memory of the student-athletes who died. It includes the sculpture “Touching Home,” created by Gregg Luginbuhl, professor emeritus of art. It was dedicated in a private ceremony in March 2008.
Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers 7:00 pm
Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers @ Calvary Baptist Church
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Calvary Baptist Church, 2000 Broad Ave., will host a free concert featuring the Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers at 7 p.m. Thursday. All guests are welcome and child care is available for children 3 and younger.
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Funday Sunday: Lounging at the Lake 1:30 pm
Funday Sunday: Lounging at the Lake @ Mazza Museum
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The theme for the next “Funday Sunday” at the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay is “Lounging at the Lake.” Amy Heritage and Eleanor Hutton, the author and the illustrator of “The Lakeside Symphony Comes to Town,” a book about musicians who go to Lakeside Chautauqua each summer, will visit. Heritage has played flute in the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra since 2002 and will perform for guests. Funday Sunday will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The event will have stations for face painting, fishing, art activities, a story corner, artist drawing and refreshments. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host an activity related to the 2017 Community Read. Ethan Hockaday, a university student, will also play violin music.
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McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
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Antiques Appraisal at Forest-Jackson Library 6:30 pm
Antiques Appraisal at Forest-Jackson Library @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm
FOREST — An antiques appraisal program will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 9 in the Forest-Jackson Public Library. Anne Stratton, of Lima, will provide verbal appraisals of a variety of antiques. Coins, stamps and weapons will not be appraised. There will be a limit of two items per person. The program is free.
Doug Adams 6:30 pm
Doug Adams @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm
Doug Adams, a folk singer and guitarist, will be singing songs of the 1960s at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to attend.
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Ohio Music Teachers Association Festival 8:30 am
Ohio Music Teachers Association Festival @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Findlay area members of the Ohio Music Teachers Association will present the 40th annual music festival Saturday with over 100 piano students performing between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 Bigelow Ave. Honored this year will be 10-year participants: Emily Cairns, student of Eleanor McCoy; and Liz Westrick, student of Mary Bishop; 11-year participant Kate Wilson, student of Jan Farkasdi; and 13-year participant Andrew VanDenBerghe, student of Harriet Dickson. VanDenBerghe and Wilson will also be honored as seniors, along with Josh Hathaway, student of Mary Bishop; and Ryan Zheng, student of Marlene Rayl. Established locally in 1978, the festival provides an opportunity for development and enrichment of music experience, with students receiving verbal and written comments on the overall musical effect, presentation and technical aspects of memorized material. Each student receives a comment sheet, a certificate and a colored ribbon. There will be nine recitals throughout the day, each open to the public.
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Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus Concert 3:00 pm
Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus Concert @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm
The Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus will present a free concert of sacred and secular music at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Findlay’s First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St.
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Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
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Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
Family Fun: Luck of a Shamrock 6:30 pm
Family Fun: Luck of a Shamrock @ Putnam County District Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm
Several free programs will be offered for teens and families at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa, next week. A Family Fun “Luck of a Shamrock” program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, featuring shamrock science magic, crafts, games and snacks. Those attending can also have their picture taken as a leprechaun.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
The Sunflower Trio 7:30 pm
The Sunflower Trio @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Sunflower Trio will present a program about Mennonite composer J. Harold Moyer, a composer responsible for several selections in “Hymnal: A Worship Book” and the 1969 Mennonite Hymnal. The trio features Hesston College music faculty Matthew Schloneger, tenor; Rebecca Schloneger, violin; and Ken Rodgers, piano, and its repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway to bluegrass. The group will also perform a concert of Moyer’s works. Forum is 11 a.m.; concert is 7:30 p.m.
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Mar 15 @ 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
Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
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Arlington Branch Library Storytime 11:15 am
Arlington Branch Library Storytime @ Arlington Branch Library
Mar 16 @ 11:15 am
Storytime will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Arlington Branch Library. Princess Merida from the movie “Brave” will make an appearance. For more information, visit the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s website at www.findlaylibrary.org or call the Arlington Branch at 419-365-5755.
Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
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Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
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McKinnis House Knitting Program 1:00 pm
McKinnis House Knitting Program @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house and a program on knitting will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the historic McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Costumed volunteers will be demonstrating knitting hats and scarves. Knitters of all skill levels may attend. There will be a fire in the fireplace and a cup of tea available. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family 6:00 pm
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series will present the ministries of New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family on March 18, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6. A freewill offering will be taken to support the ministries. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to support local charities. Call 419-423-1725 for more information or visit the Hancock Gospel Pavilion and Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series page on Facebook.
The Hunts 8:00 pm
The Hunts @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Hunts will bring their harmony laced take on alt-folk music to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. 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 www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30 to $60. Hailing from Chesapeake, Virginia and ranging from ages 17 to 26, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as little kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After widening their following and playing at theaters and festivals around the country — and teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums — The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that revealed their sophisticated sense of melody. For more information, visit www.thehuntsmusic.com or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble spring concert theme is “Jazz — Any Way You Like It.” Directed by Jack Taylor, professor of music, the show will feature a variety of jazz works from the big band era to modern times. The group will explore classics from the library of the Glenn Miller Orchestra as well as more current hit songs by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and others.
Catherine “Kitty” Freed Memorial Concert 4:00 pm
Catherine “Kitty” Freed Memorial Concert @ Freed Center
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band will present a concert to honor the memory of Catherine “Kitty” Freed, former first lady of Ohio Northern, with motivational and special music designed to reflect her positive spirit and uplifting nature. Her husband, DeBow Freed, served as president of the university from 1979 to 1999, and she was an active member of both the university and local communities. DeBow Freed also served as president, and Kitty Freed as first lady, of the University of Findlay.
Bluffton University Camerata Singers 7:30 pm
Bluffton University Camerata Singers @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers will perform “Hymns and Songs of the Church,” conducted by Mark J. Suderman, director of choral activities at Bluffton. The program will feature sacred choral music from the Renaissance period to the present, including gospel music, choruses from major works, spirituals, hymn arrangements and more. Ana Yoder Coulter, staff accompanist at Bluffton University, will accompany the choir on piano and organ. Student instrumentalists will also perform on trumpet, saxophone and flute.
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Family Movie Night: “Moana” 5:30 pm
Family Movie Night: “Moana” @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm
Family Movie Night will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday. “Moana” will be shown in the Lindamood Room. Popcorn and water will be provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
First Day of Spring Polka Party 6:00 pm
First Day of Spring Polka Party @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
A first day of spring polka party will be held at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Accordion music will be provided by Elaine Wehri. The Bluffton Senior Center is partnering with the library for this event which will also include stories, dancing, games and refreshments. Dress code for those attending is polka dots. Register by March 17 by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
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Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
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Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan 7:00 pm
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan @ Bluffton Town Hall, third floor
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan will share the stage of the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series at 7 p.m. Thursday. Brassell, a singer-songwriter raised in Bluffton, strives to reflect everyday life in his music. Setiawan is an acoustic mandolin player, and also performs on mandocello and electric mandolin. The concert is free, held on the third floor, 100 E. Elm Street, Bluffton.
Eliot Lewis 7:00 pm
Eliot Lewis @ Jones Mansion
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Independent multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis will bring his guitar-oriented rock and soul music to the Jones Mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St., on Thursday, March 23. The special benefit concert to restore the mansion’s upper porch runs from 7 to 10 p.m., with doors opening at 6. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110. Lewis performs with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates on tour and is the only musician to appear on every episode of Hall’s “Live From Daryl’s House” television series. He has also worked with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T. Jones, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb’ Mo’, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker and Gavin DeGraw. He’s also made appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and Japan’s Budokan Arena, as well as on television’s “The Voice,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and others. Elijah’s cash bar will be open to offer refreshments. Seating is limited. If presale tickets sell out there will be no sales at the door the day of the event. First-sold tickets reserve the best seats, which remain reserved for the length of the show so audience members may visit the bar or restrooms without the worry of losing seats. For more information, visit the Jones Mansion’s Facebook page.
Mark Applebaum Recital 7:00 pm
Mark Applebaum Recital @ Ohl Concert Hall
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum will be guest composer in residence for Heidelberg University’s music series. He will play with his father, Robert, in the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo on March 23, and in a solo recital of his compositions March 24. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic and electroacoustic work has been performed around the world, and he builds electroacoustic sound-sculptures out of junk, hardware and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools.
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Music Bach’s Concert Series: The Mulligan Brothers 11:30 am
Music Bach’s Concert Series: The Mulligan Brothers @ Alumni Memorial Union Atrium
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am
The Mulligan Brothers’ indie folk music will return to the University of Findlay on Friday, March 24, as part of the Music Bach’s Concert Series. The band will perform in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission will be free and community members are invited to attend. Lunches may be purchased at The Cave, or individuals may pack a lunch. The Mulligan Brothers, who last visited UF in 2015, perform music with resonating lyrics that tell stories through soft vocals, mournful fiddle playing and soothing guitar. One of their signature instruments is an upright bass made out of vintage suitcases. They play an original mix of Americana, folk rock and country with a predominantly acoustic sound, reflecting older music with a contemporary twist. The Mobile, Alabama-based band features members Ross Newell, Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan. Duncan replaced fiddle player Gram Rea. The Mulligan Brothers’ performance is presented by the University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board, an extension of the Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services and Leadership Development. Student Activities Board is a student board that strives to bring diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.
Mark Applebaum Recital 7:00 pm
Mark Applebaum Recital @ Ohl Concert Hall
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum will be guest composer in residence for Heidelberg University’s music series. He will play with his father, Robert, in the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo on March 23, and in a solo recital of his compositions March 24. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic and electroacoustic work has been performed around the world, and he builds electroacoustic sound-sculptures out of junk, hardware and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools.
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Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
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Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
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