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People and Rivers: How People Influence Aquatic Life in Dug Run 7:30 pm
People and Rivers: How People Influence Aquatic Life in Dug Run @ Ohio State Lima’s Visitors and Student Services Center
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will host David Zuwerink and the program “People and Rivers: How people influence aquatic life in Dug Run” on the University of Northwestern Ohio campus at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Dug Run is a tributary of the Ottawa River. It flows through the UNOH campus with a more urban setting on the east side and more suburban setting on the west side. Zuwerink will discuss the populations of fish and macroinvertebrates, differences between each side of campus, and changes that have been observed. This free, public meeting will be held at the Ohio State Lima’s Visitors and Student Services Center, 4240 Campus Drive. It is the first building on the left when turning on Campus Drive from Mumaugh Road.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
From Struggle to Strength: Recovery Voices 6:00 pm
From Struggle to Strength: Recovery Voices @ University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Three individuals in recovery will share their story at “From Struggle to Strength: Recovery Voices” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225. It will be an opportunity to hear about different pathways of recovery, focusing primarily on substance use recovery.
Brown Bag Lecture 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture @ Hancock Historical Museum
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday. Elizabeth Buchanan, professor of history at the University of Findlay, will present a lecture on Byzantine art. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli will be available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To make a reservation for a lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and the Role of Law in Lima 4:00 pm
We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and the Role of Law in Lima @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm
Perry Bush, professor of history, will present the colloquium, “We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and the Role of Law in Lima,” at 4 p.m. Friday. Bush will tell the story of the last attempted lynching in the state of Ohio. In 1916, an angry mob in Lima went after Allen County Sheriff Sherman Eley for protecting the location of a black man who was accused of raping a local woman. Knowing the accused man was in grave danger, Eley moved him out of the county jail and into a facility in Putnam County. In the accused man’s absence, the mob went after Eley and his family instead. The presentation is free and open to the public in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.
Gospel Singing and Dinner 5:00 pm
Gospel Singing and Dinner @ South Side Restaurant
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gospel singing and dinner will be held Sept. 9 at Findlay’s South Side Restaurant, 3050 S. Main St. Dinner is at 5 p.m., followed from 6-8 by singing. Performers include Latter Rain, Jake Reel and Chris Baldwin. Call Mark Glick at 419-934-5456 for more information.
Quarry Farm Jam 6:00 pm
Quarry Farm Jam @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music of all kinds will fill the air Saturday as The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm, Pandora, hosts its annual jam from 6-9 p.m. People of all ages are invited to this free family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair and spend a sweet late summer evening with music under the outdoor pavilion’s big red roof, alongside the calls from the nature preserve. The farm is located just north of 14321 Road 7L. Visit www.thequarryfarm.org or call 419-384-7195 for more information.
On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge 4:00 pm
On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge @ Celebrezze Moot Courtroom (Room 129) at the Ohio Northern University College of Law
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm
Emily Houh will discuss “On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge” at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Celebrezze Moot Courtroom (Room 129) at the Ohio Northern University College of Law. Houh is the Gustavus Henry Wald professor of law and contracts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She will discuss the rise of podcasts as a source of news, culture, popular history, political analysis and, increasingly, legal knowledge. She also will explore the extent to which academics engage in podcasting and what types of subjects matter most. Houh will discuss whether “elite” forms of knowledge, such as constitutional theory, criminal procedure and critical race theory, should be made more accessible. In addition, she will discuss how principles of academic freedom impact professors who podcast. The talk, part of the ONU Law Dean’s Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
Bluffton University Music Faculty Recital 7:30 pm
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
The Power of Choice: Energy Choice in Ohio 6:30 pm
The Power of Choice: Energy Choice in Ohio @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“The Power of Choice: Energy Choice in Ohio” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. The program helps consumers understand how Ohio’s energy markets work, find and compare offers from competitive suppliers and how to deal with door-to-door sales and telemarketing. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
America 8:00 pm
America @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm
Founded by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and former member Dan Peek, America combines melodic pop rock, folk jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and traditional country rock. The classic rock band’s songs include “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “I Need You” and “Tin Man.”
Ragtime and Classical Masterworks 4:00 pm
Ragtime and Classical Masterworks @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm
The Full Sound Chamber Group will return to Findlay to perform “Ragtime and Classical Masterworks: timeless music of the ages.” The show will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 128 W. Hardin St. Admission is free, with a freewill offering accepted. The show features American ragtime and classical selections, with Mikhail Glinka’s “Grand Sextet in E-Flat” as the featured composition. The group of five brothers has been performing for six years, and consists of: Shalem Loritsch, violin; Chesed Loritsch, violin; Chayah Loritsch, viola and piano; Racham Loritsch, cello; Tsidqah Loritsch, double-bass and piano. All of the Loritsch brothers perform in the Ohio Northern University Symphony Orchestra, and in the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in Delaware as needed. For more information, visit fullsoundchambergroup.com.
Faith Prince 7:30 pm
Faith Prince @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm
Musical theater performer Faith Prince, winner of both the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the 1992 Broadway revival of “Guys and Dolls,” will perform on Sunday, Sept. 17 as part of the University of Findlay’s Donnell Broadway Concert Series. She will be accompanied by Phil Reno, a Grammy-nominated Broadway conductor and musical director who is currently the musical director and vocal arranger for the Tony-nominated smash hit, “Something Rotten!” The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $11 for non-UF students. They can be purchased at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. They can also be purchased at the door on the night of the concert. Admission will be free for UF students, faculty and staff with a valid university ID. Prince, a University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music graduate, has also been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards for her rendition of Ella Peterson in the 2001 revival of “Bells are Ringing.” In film, she has appeared in “The Last Dragon,” “Dave,” “Picture Perfect,” “It Had to Be You,” and “Material Girls.” On television, she had featured regular roles in “High Society,” “Now and Again,” “Spin City,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Huff,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Melissa & Joey,” and “Modern Family.” Her guest appearances have been seen in “Remington Steele,” “Frasier,” “House,” “Monk,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Mad Men,” and more. Prince works often with the Boston Pops, Utah Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, and Philly Pops. Prince enjoys offering personalized coaching and guidance for aspiring and working actors who are seeking to expand their skill sets. She will be teaching a master class for University of Findlay theater students. For more information on Faith Prince, visit her website at www.faith-prince.com. Reno is originally from Tiffin. Prior to “Something Rotten!” his work included “The Producers” (2001-2007), the Broadway revival of “Promises, Promises” (2010), “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Thou Shalt Not,” “Cats” and “Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.” He has also contributed orchestrations for the television show, “Broadway Under the Stars” (CBS, 2002-2006) and the film adaptation of “The Producers” (2005). Prince and Reno’s UF performance will feature Prince singing various musical theatre songs, accompanied by Reno on the piano.
Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States 11:00 am
Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am
“Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States,” a Constitution Day forum by Dr. William Angel, professor emeritus of political science at The Ohio State University at Lima, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall
Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal 4:00 pm
Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal @ Mazza Museum
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Douglas Hesse, a professor of English at the University of Denver and former University of Findlay English Department member, will be the next UF College of Liberal Arts Richard E. Wilkin Events speaker. He will give a free, public lecture, titled “Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mazza Museum. For more information on this event and the Richard E. Wilkin Events Series, contact Christine Tulley, professor of English and director of UF’s Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing Program, at email@example.com or at 419-434-4608.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Board Service 101 5:30 pm
Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will host a four-part “Board Service 101” series beginning Wednesday. The workshops are designed to serve nonprofit board members — those both new to board service and those who are more seasoned — as well as anyone who might have an interest in serving on a board in the future. Sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St. Dates and topics include: Sept. 20: Aly Sterling Philanthropy staff will present the basics of being a member, including roles, responsibilities and best practices. Oct. 4: Patrick Sadowski and Greg Hull will cover legal concerns for board members, such as liability, questions to ask and coverage. Oct. 18: Community Foundation staff will speak on fundraising, including strategies, best practices/trends and resources. Nov. 1: Aly Sterling Philanthropy will discuss the decision to be a board member, signs of a healthy organization and board, as well as an exploration of personal values and skills. The series culminates in a nonprofit “speed dating” event Nov. 15, where nonprofits in search of new board and committee members can network with potential leaders. Those who attend three or more of the sessions will receive a special designation on nametags at the event, making nonprofits aware of their completion of the sessions. Registration is available at www.community-foundation.com.
Carsie Blanton 7:30 pm
Carsie Blanton @ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall at Marathon Center for Performing Arts
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Carsie Blanton will kick off the 2017-2018 Live @ Armes Series at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Blanton grew up in Virginia, left home at the age of 16, and is based in New Orleans. She has toured the United States, Europe and Australia with several of her musical heroes, including Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, Loudon Wainwright III, John Oates, Shawn Colvin, The Weepies and Anais Mitchell. She also enjoys Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Erykah Badu, Nick Lowe, Tom Waits, Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. She writes on her website that she loves songs, but not genre categorization. Her eclectic list of influences is reflected in her discography, which spans several styles of music. Her latest record, 2016’s “So Ferocious,” is a playful indie-pop record with lyrics exploring themes of pleasure, ferocity, and female empowerment. Her 2014 album, “Not Old, Not New” contains classic jazz music; “Idiot Heart” and “Rude Remarks,” her 2012 and 2013 albums, tackle Americana and rock styles; and 2009’s “Buoy” features folk and pop. In addition to her five full-length albums and two EPs, Blanton has gained popularity for her blog (which tackles questions of love and sexuality) and music videos (notably for Hot Night and Baby Can Dance). The Live @ Armes Series is meant to create an intimate, jazz club atmosphere, featuring general admission theater-style seating on the main floor or general admission bistro-style tabletop seating, with four seats per table. The main floor tickets cost $25, the tabletop seats are $35 and they can be ordered by calling the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, and visiting the box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Customers can also visit http://marathoncenterarts.org/event/carsie-blanton/ and click on the “Buy Tickets” button underneath the Carsie Blanton photograph. For more information, call the box office, visit the Marathon Center website or go to www.carsieblanton.com.
Decades Rewind 7:30 pm
Decades Rewind @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
Decades Rewind plans to take the audience back to the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s when it brings its national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The show’s setlist features medleys of disco, rock, funk and Motown hits, including favorites from Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Van Halen, Katrina and the Waves, Queen, Earth, Wind and Fire, Parliament, Marvin Gaye, Janis Joplin, and more. The production will feature non-stop historical videos corresponding to each decade, in addition to more than 100 costume changes. Tour manager Sandy Gatti told The New Jersey Stage the show was conceived when her husband, keyboardist Peter Gatti, and his friend, drummer Mark Blinkhorn, would play ’60s, ’70s and ’80s tunes in Florida, while sometimes adding props and costumes to their performances. “Decades Rewind is the same thing “– except on steroids!” she said. “It features 120 tunes “–“ not to mention over 100 costumes” — “and the songs are done in reverse order” — ‘”80s, ’70s, and then ’60s “–“ which is great because even though we have very diverse audiences, everyone stays for the ’60s!” The production has grown to feature Coya Jones, Ashley Renee, Calvin Johnson, Frank J. Edmondson III, Wade Whiskey and Monica Cox on vocals; Al Owen and Jimmy Delisi on guitar; Jeff Stoddard on bass; Ryan Redden on saxophone; Jimmy Blount on trombone; and Patrick McKenzie on trumpet. The performers have played music with stars like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Reba McEntire, Burt Bacharach, Liza Minnelli, Dickey Betts and Quiet Riot’s Kevin DuBrow; and their backgrounds span opera, rock, musical theater and R&B music. Tickets range from $42 to $47 and they can be ordered by calling the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, visiting the box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or an hour before the performance. Customers can also visit http://marathoncenterarts.org/event/decades-rewind/ and click on the “Buy Tickets” button underneath the “Decades Rewind!” logo. For more information, call the box office, visit the Marathon Center website or go to www.decadesrewind.com.
Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment 4:00 pm
Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Matthew Friesen, assistant professor of sociology, will present “Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment,” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 22, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public. The colloquium will be based on research Friesen conducted on recruitment practices in the United States military. Friesen will discuss how the 1973 shift from the draft to an all-volunteer recruitment model has made an impact on recruitment strategies for the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including employing the use of reserve troops, wavering public support of military deployments and stories of recruiter indiscretion. Friesen will explore how veterans experience the enlistment process and how veterans viewed the honesty of their recruiters. Friesen’s research includes analyses of military recruiter training manuals and 45 interviews with recent military veterans.
Reaching Women Annual Conference 9:00 am
Reaching Women Annual Conference @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Reaching Women presents an interdenominational women’s conference to provide spiritual growth and Christian fellowship to women of all ages. Allison Allen and Vicki Courtney will be the guest speakers and, back by popular demand, Next 2 Nothing will perform as the praise team. Allen uses her talents as a writer and dramatist to share her message, Courtney is an author and speaker who utilizes humor and practicality, and Next 2 Nothing is a praise and worship band with rock and country stylings.
Lois Hutchinson Visits 1:00 pm
Lois Hutchinson Visits @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
Author Lois Hutchinson will visit the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa at 1 p.m. Sept. 23. Hutchinson wrote “Footprints in the Dust,” a historical fiction novel set in Putnam County during the Civil War. Her interest was sparked by stories about her great-grandfather, Sylvester Wilson Jeffrey, who fought in the Civil War. The book will be available for purchase during the author’s visit. For more information, call Amy Byers at 419-358-4150.
Soul Shine Blues Festival 4:00 pm
Soul Shine Blues Festival @ Meadowbrook Park Ballroom
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center will host the 22nd annual Soul Shine Blues Festival from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, 5430 Ohio 18 West, Bascom. Mike Guldin and Rollin’ & Tumblin’ will headline the festival. The Reece Lincoln Band; Phillips & Mercer; and Bud Mowery & the All Star Blues Band are also on the bill. Presale tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling First Step at 419-435-7300. Tickets cost $25 at the door. All proceeds go to help the resource center provide shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, along with a 24-hour support line, advocacy and outreach with support programs for men, women and children. The festival will offer a variety of food, including Main Street Deli’s seafood jambalaya, red beans and rice; and Hawg Sauce Catering owner Jason Carter will donate ribs, chicken and pulled pork barbecue. Guitars, including a handmade cigar box guitar donated by Roger Jones, and gift baskets will be raffled. Raffle tickets are available at First Step, located at 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, or the day of the show. A Philadelphia-area blues band with a tight sound and high-energy presence, Mike Guldin and Rollin’ & Tumblin’ promise to deliver some “butt shakin’” music. The two-time International Blues Challenge finalist band’s roadhouse rhythms are influenced by blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King as well as more contemporary artists such as the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Rolling Stones. Guldin began honing his stinging guitar and soulful vocal style at the age of 16, and his band features C.J. Clark on bass, Tim Hopper on keyboards, Alan Howe on guitar, and Matt McNally on drums. A 2007 Western Ohio “King of the Blues” Gibson/Guitar Center winner, The Reece Lincoln Band was one of 27 bands chosen nationwide to compete in the “Living Room … LIVE! Battle of the Bands” on CBS’ “The Early Show.” Lincoln describes his original music as “high octane gospel fuel for the soul,” and his band will pay homage to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble by playing several of their hits. The trio features Lincoln on guitar and vocals, Brad Willison on bass and Keith Cozart on drums. A decades-long staple of Findlay’s music scene, Phillips & Mercer will perform country blues that draw on Mississippi John Hurt and Reverend Gary Davis. Dave Phillips has played in several bands, studied classical guitar and music composition with some of the greats, and teaches traditional fingerstyle blues, classical guitar, voice, and bass guitar. A seasoned musician, Otto Mercer’s band memberships include Thick & Thin, Slick Black Cadillac, and the Rock Crushers. He currently performs with the Midnight Riders. Bud Mowery and the All Star Blues Band was formed specifically for Soul Shine, with members carrying decades of experience from local bands. The band’s music features everything from B.B. King and Muddy Waters to more contemporary artists like Rory Gallagher and Joe Bonamassa. The band features Bud Mowery on guitar; Glenn Roddy on vocals; John Whitlow on keyboards; Steve Wilson on harmonica; Dave McNary on bass; and Gary Burns on drums. For more information, go to: http://soulshineblues.com/ or check out First Step’s Facebook page.
Rodney Carrington 7:00 pm
Rodney Carrington @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
Comedian, actor, singer and writer Rodney Carrington has recorded eight major-label comedy albums, and has been one of Pollstar’s top 10 highest grossing touring comedians for the last 10-year period. He also co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in “Beer for My Horses.” The show is geared toward mature audiences.
Toledo Symphony Ensemble Performance 3:00 pm
Toledo Symphony Ensemble Performance @ First Presbyterian Church
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
One of the Toledo Symphony’s most popular small ensembles will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., as part of the church’s 2017 artist series. The ensemble credits its popularity to its wide range of repertoire, bold sound, and its fun and interesting presentations. Handel, Sousa, ragtime and Dixieland are just a sample of what you might hear. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be received. Contact Brent Neuenschwander at 419-423-2112, ext. 24, for more details.
Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band 4:00 pm
Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band @ Bavarian Haus
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Northwest Ohio’s Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band will perform from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Deshler’s Bavarian Haus as a memorial to its first trumpet player and co-founder Kent Harris, who died suddenly in August. The previously scheduled performance will now be a fundraiser for Bowling Green State University’s Polka Preservation Fund, with 100 percent of proceeds from CDs sold at the concert going to the organization. Additionally, an anonymous donor will match the amount raised. The band plays “old time” polkas, waltzes and two-steps. For more information, contact band member Todd Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County 6:00 pm
Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County @ University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A panel discussion on different types of recovery supports available for individuals and families, “Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225. This event is part of the university’s Combatting Chemical Dependency series.
Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change 7:30 pm
Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm
Adam Levine, the Toledo Museum of Art’s associate director and associate curator of ancient art, will speak about early visual depictions of Christ as part of the University of Findlay’s 2017/2018 DeBow and Catherine Freed Contemporary Lecture Series. Levine’s lecture, titled “Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change,” will take place Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Levine will show examples of the earliest images of Christ, and discuss how they evolved over centuries. He will point out how Christ’s images reflect the beliefs and understandings of the people that created them. Insights into how Christ’s images can be interpreted historically will be applied more broadly to understanding how interpretation itself operates. Viewed in this way, understanding Christ’s historical image becomes a lens for understanding how we can more successfully interact with each other today. Before joining the Toledo Museum of Art, Levine had worked in the Greek and Roman Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in art history from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and has published on topics ranging from the museum business model to the aesthetics of Byzantine icons. He is currently completing a monograph version of his dissertation, “The Image of Christ in Late Antiquity: A Case Study in Religious Interaction.” This event and all others offered by the Freed Contemporary Lecture Series are free and open to the public.