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Harry Potter Book Night 6:00 pm
Harry Potter Book Night @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a Harry Potter Book Night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lindamood Room. Students in grades 2-12 can join the Professors of Hogwarts for a night of fun with Harry Potter crafts, snacks, activities and books. Costumes are welcome. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
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Forest-Jackson Library Storytime “Pajama Party” 10:26 pm
Forest-Jackson Library Storytime “Pajama Party”
Feb 3 @ 10:26 pm – 11:26 pm
The annual Storytime Station“Pajama Party” will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Forest-Jackson Public Library. The same program will be offered each time. Children may come dressed in pajamas for an hour of stories, games and a snack.
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Funday Sunday: Magical Music 1:30 pm
Funday Sunday: Magical Music @ Mazza Museum
Feb 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
February’s “Funday Sunday” program at the Mazza Museum will have a “Magical Music” theme and include a presentation by students from the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra, as well as students from Glenwood and Donnell middle schools. The event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Ken Pressel, the musical director for the orchestra, will be at the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum with several students and will offer introductions of the musicians and instruments. The musicians will host an “instrument petting zoo” that will give guests a chance to touch and sample the musical instruments available, including the violin, cello and bass. Visitors also will get a chance to create their own music on a piano and have it recorded to be played back for them. Other activity stations will include art projects, face painting and a gaming station where participants can win prizes.
Full Sound Chamber Group 4:00 pm
Full Sound Chamber Group @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm
The Full Sound Chamber Group returns to Findlay on Feb. 5 with a program featuring Baroque music by Vivaldi, classical music for piano and strings by Mozart and a lively selection by “The Waltz King,” Johann Strauss II. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 128 W. Hardin St., and is free and open to the community.
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Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library 6:30 pm
Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 6 @ 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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McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Feb 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.
All-City Orchestra Festival 7:30 pm
All-City Orchestra Festival @ Findlay High School gymnasium
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay City Schools’ annual All-City Orchestra Festival will showcase string players in grades 6 through 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Findlay High School gymnasium. The concert is free and open to the public. The 6th Grade Beginning Orchestra, directed by David Brax, will perform two selections, “String Explosion” and “Batman Meets Bowman.” The 7th Grade Orchestra, also directed by Brax, will perform “British Grenadiers” and “Jane and Josie.” The 8th Grade Orchestra, directed by Pressel, will perform “French Dance” and “Fire in the Bow.” The two groups will then combine to perform “The Sailor’s Hornpipe.” The concert will conclude with the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra performing “Theme from ‘New York, New York,’” “Go West!” and “Russian Sailor’s Dance.” The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Ken Pressel with assistant directors Anita Schaible and Brax. For more information, contact Pressel at 419-429-2300 or email kpressel@fcs.org.
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Tween Night 6:00 pm
Tween Night @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tween Night for students in grades 2-6 will be held from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 9. Participants will learn how to make dot art Valentines. No registration is required.
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Valentine’s Day Children’s Workshop 10:00 am
Valentine’s Day Children’s Workshop @ Fostoria Community Arts Council
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Fostoria Community Arts Council will hold a free Valentine’s Day children’s workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 at the arts council offices, 125 S. Main St. Cheryl Graves will lead the workshop for children in first through fifth grades. A variety of Valentine’s Day items to make will be available. For more information or to make reservations, call Graves at 419-435-7474.
Preschool Lab-STEM Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Lab-STEM Storytime @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children and their families can attend a Preschool Lab-STEM Storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. There will be educational stories and songs exploring science concepts.
From Broadway with Love 7:00 pm
From Broadway with Love @ 50 North
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
50 North has scheduled dance classes and a concert in February. Ballroom dancing classes will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Participants will learn the foxtrot, waltz, swing/jive and more. Registration and a $25 fee per couple (for the entire month) are due by Feb. 1. A concert titled “From Broadway with Love” is planned for Feb. 11, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7. The evening features a variety of Broadway and inspirational tunes, with vocals by Harry and Celia Stockton, along with specialty desserts and coffee. Cost is $7, due by Feb. 6. Call 50 North at 419-423-8496 to sign up for either event.
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The Night Train 1:00 pm
The Night Train @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A puppet show, “The Night Train,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be presented at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family-oriented production includes the show, music and activities. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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The Night Train 10:00 am
The Night Train @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A puppet show, “The Night Train,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be presented at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family-oriented production includes the show, music and activities. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library 6:30 pm
Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 13 @ 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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Teen Movie Night 5:30 pm
Teen Movie Night @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm
Teen Movie Night will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. Those in grades 6-12 with a parent permission form on file can watch “The Legend of Tarzan.” Popcorn and water will be provided. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Feb 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.
Trinity United Methodist Church Kids’ Heart Party 6:30 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church Kids’ Heart Party @ Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will host a Kids’ Heart Party for ages 6-12 in the church basement from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. The party will include singing, listening to stories, crafts, treats and games. If school is canceled that day, the party will also be canceled. For more information, contact Jane at 419-299-3690.
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Feb 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
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Independence House Euchre Tournament 9:00 am
Independence House Euchre Tournament @ Norfolk Place Senior Center
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Independence House will host a euchre tournament from 9-11 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Norfolk Place Senior Center, 601 Findlay St., Fostoria. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. RSVP by calling Jeanna Jones at 419-348-6978 or emailing jjones@bvhealthsystem.org by Feb. 10.
Sonic Escape 7:30 pm
Sonic Escape @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm
Shawn Wyckoff and Maria Millar of Sonic Escape will share their Celtic-inspired sounds at Bluffton University. With a flute and violin, the duo’s goal is to use hyper instrumentals to fill hearts with indescribable joy. The Juilliard graduates will be joined by guest cellist Rachel Pinkney. Tickets are available on the web at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or in person at the Marbeck Center information desk.
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Movies at Forest-Jackson Public Library 1:00 pm
Movies at Forest-Jackson Public Library @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 8:45 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will show two movies Feb. 17. “The Light Between Oceans” will begin at 1 p.m. A family movie, “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” will run from 7-8:40 p.m. A $1 donation includes popcorn and a drink. The library is located at 102 W. Lima St., Forest. Call 419-273-2400 for more information.
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Alice in Wonderland Tea Party 10:30 am
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 18 @ 10:30 am
A tea party with Alice and the White Rabbit will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 for children 5 and older. Cast members from the Arts Partnership’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” will visit the library for a special tea party. No registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: The Rough & Tumble 7:00 pm
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: The Rough & Tumble @ Bluffton Town Hall, third floor
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series presents The Rough & Tumble at 7 p.m. Saturday on the third floor of Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. The Americana-folk duo is a compact team of close harmonies, versatile instrumentation and deliberate songwriting, all presented with a nudge of the elbow and a tongue in the cheek. Admission is free, while a donation will be taken to support the musicians. The Rough & Tumble will also be performing during Sunday brunch at the Mustard Seed Cafe in Bluffton.
Kevin MaC — “Classic Country Jukebox” 8:00 pm
Kevin MaC — “Classic Country Jukebox” @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm
Kevin MaC will bring “southern swag” and a fresh spin on country classics to Findlay when he performs his “Classic Country Jukebox” show at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. 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 $20 to $45. In “Classic Country Jukebox,” MaC performs hits by iconic artists Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr., George Jones, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and more while putting a fresh spin on countless country classics, engaging the audience and taking requests along the way. MaC loves to surprise audiences with his own spin on hip-hop, classic rock and, sometimes, a boy band hit or two, according to his biography on www.eastcoastentertainment.com. Equally at home performing any of these genres, Kevin coined the term “southern swag” to describe his musical style, and said it is “a cool country sound where hip-hop and country styles combine to create a fresh, sexy vibe.” He has opened for Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, Trace Adkins, Colt Ford, LeAnn Rimes, Kip Moore, The Band Perry, Missy Elliott, Blackstreet, T. Mills, Timbaland, J. Cole and Ashanti. He re-recorded a “southern swag” version of the 1990s hit “No Diggity” with producer Teddy Riley, and has written and collaborated with Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio, Beyonce and Britney Spears. For more information, call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, or visit https://www.eastcoastentertainment.com/artist/kevin-mac.
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Bluffton University Winter Instrumental Concert 2:30 pm
Bluffton University Winter Instrumental Concert @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Concert Band will present the 2017 Winter Instrumental Concert under the direction of Roy Couch. The show will include: “Songs of Paradise,” a setting of hymns by Charles Albert Tindley, known as the father of African-American hymnody; “Kiwanisca,” a march by Stephen Bulla; “Acrostic Song” by David del Tredici; “Songs of Wales,” a collection of Welsh folk tunes set by Albert Oliver Davis; “From Whom All Blessings Flow” by Ed Huckeby; and “Thrive” by Sean O’Loughlin.
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Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library 6:30 pm
Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 20 @ 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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McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Feb 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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Babies Love Books 10:00 am
Babies Love Books @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am
A session of Babies Love Books will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 23, including stories, movement and songs for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old. Activities promote language and motor development. To register, call the library at 419-358-5016, send an email to birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stop by the front desk. The library is located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
Putnam County Library Bilingual Storytime 10:00 am
Putnam County Library Bilingual Storytime @ Putnam County District Library -- Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am
The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location will both host bilingual storytimes this month. Storytime in Leipsic will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 23, while the session in Ottawa is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Children’s books will be read in Spanish and in English. There will also be snacks and crafts.
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Kan Du Art Studio Opening 5:00 pm
Kan Du Art Studio Opening @ Kan Du Art Studio
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The opening of the new Kan Du Art Studio in downtown Findlay will be celebrated from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The opening of the studio at 318 W. Main Cross St. will mark the end of a two-year renovation of the former Rocking U building, which has occupied the downtown site since 1902. The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities purchased the property in February 2015. Paying for the renovation were a $525,000 grant from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, and a $35,000 grant from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and the Blanchard Valley Center Capital Improvement Fund. Kan Du Studio, a division of Blanchard Valley Industries, was formerly located at 329 S. Main St. Kan Du has supported Hancock County artists with developmental disabilities since 2007. The new studio will include space for art education classes and workshops, an art gallery, and retail space for the sale of art. Renovation of the remainder of the building will continue and is expected to be completed later this year.
Kate Boyd 7:30 pm
Kate Boyd @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Kate Boyd, associate professor of piano and piano area coordinator at Butler University in Indianapolis, will perform a guest recital at Bluffton University. An active soloist and chamber musician, Boyd has performed solo recitals at Schubert’s birth house in Vienna, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the Musikhalle Hamburg. Her performance will include works by Gubaidulina, Bach, Chopin and Prokofiev.
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Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay Meeting 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay Meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. The day begins with the business meeting along with show and tell. Deb Sendelbach will present a program on making a tote bag with a pinwheel. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend. Club information is available by calling Tina Wood at 419-348-4247.
Bluffton University Masterworks: Vivaldi’s “Gloria” 2:30 pm
Bluffton University Masterworks: Vivaldi’s “Gloria” @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Masterworks performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” will be at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Yoder Recital Hall. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music, will conduct the performance, also featuring regional soloists and orchestra. For more information, contact Suderman at sudermanm@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3364.
Masterworks Performance: Bluffton University Chorale 2:30 pm
Masterworks Performance: Bluffton University Chorale @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Masterworks performance will feature a chorus with members from the Bluffton University Chorale and the Bluffton Choral Society joined by an orchestra made up of university students and community members. The soloists are Bluffton University students Anna Cammarn, Constance Moushon, Meghan Gibson, Mary Bender and Kimberly Meyer. “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi will be performed and a freewill offering will be taken to help cover expenses.
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Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library 6:30 pm
Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 27 @ 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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McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Feb 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.
Putnam County Library Bilingual Storytime 6:30 pm
Putnam County Library Bilingual Storytime @ Putnam County District Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm
The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location will both host bilingual storytimes this month. Storytime in Leipsic will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 23, while the session in Ottawa is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Children’s books will be read in Spanish and in English. There will also be snacks and crafts.

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