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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Child Care Workshop: ABCs of Getting Ready to Read 6:00 pm
Child Care Workshop: ABCs of Getting Ready to Read @ Marilyn's Life Long Learning Center
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Child care professionals can take part in a series of free professional development workshops in Findlay, offered by WBGU-TV through a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Each workshop is approved for contact hours and is Ohio and Step-Up approved. The workshops will be held starting Tuesday at Marilyn’s Life Long Learning Center, 15100 Birchaven. The first workshop, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Supporting Social and Emotional Development,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. It will focus on strategies to build positive relationships with young children and help them cope with separation anxiety from familiar adults. The second workshop, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Feb. 21, will be “1,2,3 Count with Me: Building Math Skills through Play with Preschoolers.” The third workshop, “ABCs of Getting Ready to Read: Supporting Emergent Literacy,” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 2. Child care professionals can register to attend at www.occrra.org. For more information, call 419-372-9318.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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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Bluffton Police Chief Discussion on Drug Epidemic 12:00 pm
Bluffton Police Chief Discussion on Drug Epidemic @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm
Bluffton Police Chief Ryan Burkholder will talk about fighting the drug epidemic in Ohio at noon March 9 at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. A time for questions will follow. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
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.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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Read for Life Tutor Training 10:00 am
Read for Life Tutor Training @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Read for Life tutor training will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. There will be an optional jail training at 9:30 a.m. Potential volunteers must be at least 18 and are asked to commit to at least one year of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, but no professional training or education is required. Register by calling 419-422-1712 or emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
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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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UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions
UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 12 all-day
From a wind turbine tour to a lesson on an intriguing baseball chapter in Findlay history, this spring’s senior forum educational sessions, sponsored by the University of Findlay’s Division of University Advancement, will cover a wide array of interests. Offered as a flexible learning experience for people age 50 and older, the sessions will feature site visits and presentations by experts, students and other community members. Three sessions each will be held on Wednesdays, April 12, 19 and 26. Most will take place in the UF Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room. The cost is $12 per day, or $18 with lunch. Single session attendance costs $4. Walk-in registrations are accepted, but those who want lunch must contact Nancy Leatherman at 419-434-4672 to reserve a place five to seven days before the session.
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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University of Findlay Math Day Lectures 10:00 am
University of Findlay Math Day Lectures @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am
University of Findlay alumnus Jon Hauenstein will give two presentations at the university on Math Day, Tuesday, March 14. At 10 a.m., he will discuss “Robotics, Kinematics, and Polynomials,” which will highlight the application of algebraic geometry in robotics and kinematics through examples such as mechanisms used in flight simulators and windshield wipers, and a model of a bird flapping its wings. For “Mathematics of Synchronization” at 1 p.m., Hauenstein will discuss the mathematical model of synchronization proposed by Yoshiki Kuramoto to explore its dependence on the strength of the coupling between oscillating elements. Hauenstein is an associate professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame. The talks in the Alumni Memorial Union’s multipurpose room are free and open to the public.
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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Farm Succession Planning Seminar 5:30 pm
Farm Succession Planning Seminar @ Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State University
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm
A seminar on farm succession planning will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 16 at Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State University. Ron Hanson, retired professor from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak at the program, sponsored by AgCredit. Hanson was raised on a family farm in Illinois and has been counseling Nebraska farm families for 40 years. He has helped families resolve family issues involved with farm business ownership, family succession and the transfer of management control between farming generations. The event will include a dinner, at 6 p.m. Those interested must register by Monday at the Bowling Green AgCredit office at 419-352-5178 or by emailing Shane Vetter, svetter@agcredit.net.
CommunityREAD Public Presentation 7:00 pm
CommunityREAD Public Presentation @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by the late Stephen R. Covey, has been chosen as the featured book for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s 2017 CommunityREAD. Accompanying YouthREAD titles are “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” by Sean Covey, who will give a public presentation at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s selection is part of a partnership between the library, the Raising the Bar Hancock County, a local workforce coalition, and city and county schools. Sean Covey is FranklinCovey’s Education Practice leader and is devoted to transforming education around the globe by bringing leadership principles and skills to students, educators, administrators and parents. He is a New York Times-bestselling author and has written several books, including “The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make”, “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”, which has been translated into 20 languages and sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Copies of the CommunityREAD and YouthREAD books are available at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and will be provided to area school libraries. Tickets for the March 16 event are available by visiting the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts online at marathoncenterarts.org. All tickets will cost $8 and will feature reserved seating. CommunityREAD is a month-long community event that encourages reading and promotes the benefits of literacy. Originally created by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, the administration of CommunityREAD was assumed by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in 2012. Each year, a different book is chosen and read by community members during the month of March. Various events are planned throughout the month at the library and throughout the community. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call the library at 419-422-1712 for more information.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur 7:30 am
The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Mar 17 @ 7:30 am
University of Findlay trustee, alumnus and business owner Billy Watterson will be the next Fridays at Findlay speaker. He will present, “The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur” at 7:30 a.m. March 17 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Watterson received a bachelor of science degree in environmental safety and occupational health management. He is president and recycling innovations officer of g2 Revolution. He has founded 17 companies, 10 of which he currently owns and operates. Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. To register, contact Gale Brim at brim@findlay.edu or 419-434-5674, or visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/Fridays-at-Findlay. The event is sponsored by State Bank.
Afternoon Conversation: How to be Truly Happy 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation: How to be Truly Happy @ 50 North
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation: “How to be Truly Happy” will be held at 1 p.m. March 17 at 50 North. The workshop, presented by Bob “Mr. Happy” Moyers, will share the strategies to find true happiness, great joy, inner peace, and better health and well-being. Registration and a $5 fee are required by Tuesday. Call 419-423-8496 for more information or to sign up.
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Taste, Test and Talk 11:00 am
Taste, Test and Talk @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A plant-based “Taste, Test and Talk” program will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Presenters will talk about different plant-based dishes they’ve prepared. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
CPR and First Aid Class 1:00 pm
CPR and First Aid Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer an adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid class at 1 p.m. March 18 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. The course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn to control bleeding. To register, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class. Advance registration is required.
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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UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions
UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 19 all-day
From a wind turbine tour to a lesson on an intriguing baseball chapter in Findlay history, this spring’s senior forum educational sessions, sponsored by the University of Findlay’s Division of University Advancement, will cover a wide array of interests. Offered as a flexible learning experience for people age 50 and older, the sessions will feature site visits and presentations by experts, students and other community members. Three sessions each will be held on Wednesdays, April 12, 19 and 26. Most will take place in the UF Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room. The cost is $12 per day, or $18 with lunch. Single session attendance costs $4. Walk-in registrations are accepted, but those who want lunch must contact Nancy Leatherman at 419-434-4672 to reserve a place five to seven days before the session.
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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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Rosa Clemente Speaks 7:00 pm
Rosa Clemente Speaks @ Ritz Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Scholar and activist Rosa Clemente will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Ritz Auditorium as a guest of the University of Findlay’s College of Education. She is a doctoral student in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, the co-founder and coordinator of the first National Hip-Hop Convention, a co-founder of the R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop Coalition. Clemente also was the 2008 Green Party nominee for vice president of the United States. Her presentation is free.
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Tea & Tales: Introduction to Essential Oils 1:30 pm
Tea & Tales: Introduction to Essential Oils @ 50 North
Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm
Tea & Tales: “Introduction to Essential Oils” will be presented at 1:30 p.m. March 22 at 50 North by Registered Nurse and wellness advocate Barb Deerwester, who will share an informative presentation on the basics of using essential oils. Registration and a $10 fee are required by March 17. Tea and refreshments will be served. Call 419-423-8496 for more information or to sign up.
Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference 5:00 pm
Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference @ Marion Center at Tiffin University
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tiffin University will present a women’s leadership conference from 5-8:30 p.m. March 22 in the Marion Center. The keynote address, “Aspire Higher,” will be delivered by TU alumna Ronette “Roni” Burkes, warden at the Ohio Reformatory in Marysville and Ohio’s 2016 Warden of the Year award recipient. Also included is a workshop on conflict resolution conducted by president Lillian Schumacher and “table topics” addressing situational leadership, negotiation strategies, work-load distribution and financial literacy. For the full agenda, registration and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.tiffin.edu/alumni/events/leadership-conference/ or email Vickie Wilkins at wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu.
Leader in Me Program Presentation 6:00 pm
Leader in Me Program Presentation @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jacobs Primary School Principal Krista Miller will give a presentation on the Leader in Me program Wednesday, March 22, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Leader in Me helps students practice the habits in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Miller will review the program, its implementation and its results. The presentation will be in the Lindamood Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No registration is required.
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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.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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.
Women in Politics Panel Discussion 8:00 pm
Women in Politics Panel Discussion @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
To celebrate National Women’s History Month, the Blanchard Valley Young Democrats and the Hancock County Concerned Citizens groups are sponsoring a panel discussion on “Women in Politics” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the University of Findlay Student Union Multipurpose Room. Keynoting will be Connie Pillich, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, and Republican Mayor Lydia Mihalik of Findlay. Also participating will be Mary Harshfield, Ashley Phillip, Heidi Mercer, Janet Garrett and Barbara Lockard. The event is free and open to the public.
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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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Basic Archery Instructor Training Workshop 8:00 am
Basic Archery Instructor Training Workshop @ Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 office
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors can attend a free training workshop on Saturday, March 25 in Findlay. NASP instructors teach target archery to elementary, middle and high school students, and some start after-school programs and archery teams. The Basic Archery Instructor Training workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 office at 952 Lima Ave. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Registration is required by March 24 and can be completed at naspbai.org.
Something More New Life Singles Conference 10:00 am
Something More New Life Singles Conference @ New Life Assembly of God Church
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Singles wanting “Something More” can check out a conference being hosted at Findlay’s New Life Assembly of God Church. The Something More New Life Singles Conference will be held March 25 with keynote speaker Kris Swiatocho, director of The Singles Network Ministries. Swiatocho will speak at three sessions. There will be small discussion groups and a light lunch. The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with doors opening at 9:30. It will be followed by a dinner catered by Kathy’s Korner, then comedy in the evening. Attendees can sign up for just the conference, just the comedy, or both. Registration is $50 for the conference and comedy combo package (which includes snacks, lunch and dinner); $40 for the conference only (including snacks and lunch); or $20 for comedy only (no meals included). Registration can be made online and the deadline to order tickets is March 4. Scholarships may be available for those who cannot afford the registration fee. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is listed as Feb. 1, but Dennis said they will try to accommodate people.
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UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions
UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 26 all-day
From a wind turbine tour to a lesson on an intriguing baseball chapter in Findlay history, this spring’s senior forum educational sessions, sponsored by the University of Findlay’s Division of University Advancement, will cover a wide array of interests. Offered as a flexible learning experience for people age 50 and older, the sessions will feature site visits and presentations by experts, students and other community members. Three sessions each will be held on Wednesdays, April 12, 19 and 26. Most will take place in the UF Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room. The cost is $12 per day, or $18 with lunch. Single session attendance costs $4. Walk-in registrations are accepted, but those who want lunch must contact Nancy Leatherman at 419-434-4672 to reserve a place five to seven days before the session.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
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Encore! A Celebration of Creativity and the Arts 8:00 pm
Encore! A Celebration of Creativity and the Arts @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm
“Encore! A Celebration of Creativity and the Arts” will culminate Bluffton University’s annual Civic Engagement Day with a variety of works, including music; scenes from “Demo,” a play written by senior Brianna Lugibihl; excerpts from “Beaver Monologues”; and poetry readings by “Bridge” literary journal writers.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Eastern Religions 8:00 pm
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Eastern Religions @ Ritz Auditorium
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Song-Chong Lee, associate professor of religion, will be the first presenter for the University of Findlay Department of Religious Studies’ spring lecture series. Lee will speak about Eastern religions, specifically regarding yin and yang philosophy, and sociopolitical and Christian reflection, at 8 p.m. Thursday in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Others included in this spring’s lecture series are Judith Wahrman, director of the College of Education’s Outreach and Partnership program, who will speak about Judaism on April 3 in Ritz Auditorium; and Gregg Mott, instructor of English as an international language, whose April 10 presentation at Winebrenner Theological Seminary will focus on the Quakers.
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Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature 4:00 pm
Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm
Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, Bluffton University assistant professor of religion, will present the free colloquium “Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The public is welcome. Wyse-Rhodes will consider additional portrayals of the natural world in early Jewish and Christian literature. She says nature is variously depicted as a model of righteousness, a sign of things to come, a giver of testimony, an instrument of judgment, and a heavenly mystery.

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