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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Dec 1 @ 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.
Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
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A Quartet Christmas 7:00 pm
A Quartet Christmas @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
Findlay’s own national recording artists, Sojourner Quartet, presents “A Quartet Christmas” with special guest pianist, Susan Kayser. The Quartet includes Isaac Steinhour (tenor and Findlay High School graduate), Mark May (lifelong Findlay native, baritone and member since 1992), Larry Counterman (bass and Indiana resident), and Jeff McGlade (lead vocals and Findlay resident since 1984).
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Sojourner Quartet Christmas Concert and Dinner 5:00 pm
Sojourner Quartet Christmas Concert and Dinner @ Gilboa United Methodist Church
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm
Sojourner Quartet of Findlay will perform a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Gilboa United Methodist Church, 102 Franklin St., Gilboa. A festive dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. The concert and dinner are by donation and are open to the public.
Riley Creek UMC Christmas Carol Sing 7:30 pm
Riley Creek UMC Christmas Carol Sing @ Riley Creek United Methodist Church
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm
Riley Creek United Methodist Church will host its 45th annual Christmas Carol Sing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. The program will feature congregational singing of many traditional carols, as well as readings from Scripture about Jesus’ birth, special performances by the Pandora United Methodist Church Choir, Ottawa Saints Peter and Paul Choir, other musicians and a candle lighting ceremony. The church is located southeast of Ottawa and northwest of Pandora at the intersection of Putnam County roads M and 7-L.
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Making the Holidays Merry with Washi 6:00 pm
Making the Holidays Merry with Washi @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will present a program titled “Making the Holidays Merry with Washi” as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series. The event, hosted by Sherri Kennedy, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday. Participants will learn how to apply washi tape for gift wrapping, greeting card designs and holiday ornaments. The cost is $15 and includes all materials and refreshments. First Step provides shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, and outreach and support programs. For more information, the agency can be contacted at 419-435-7300.
Wreath-making Program 6:00 pm
Wreath-making Program @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A wreath-making program for children in grades 2-6 will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Participants will make a fabric wreath for the holidays with materials provided by the library. No registration is required. For more information, visit the Children’s Services desk, call the library at 419-422-1712, ext. 224, or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
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Forum Christmas Festival 11:00 am
Forum Christmas Festival @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am
The Bluffton University music department will present “Christmas Festival” during Forum in Yoder Recital Hall. The event will feature University Chorale, directed by Jonathan Wey; Camerata Singers, directed by Mark Suderman; Saxophone Ensemble, coached by Adam Schattschneider; Low Brass Ensemble, directed by Roy Couch; and a vocal solo, directed by Crystal Sellers Battle.
Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting @ Rosewood Room at Henderson Dining Hall
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rosewood Room in the UF Henderson Dining Hall. Call 419-427-8425 for more information.
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Book Discussion — “Ready Player One” 6:30 pm
Book Discussion — “Ready Player One” @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a discussion of the book “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline on Wednesday. The discussion will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Lindamood Room. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
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The Benefits of Energy Efficiency 10:00 am
The Benefits of Energy Efficiency @ Putnam County District Library -- Kalida-Union Township Branch
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
“The Benefits of Energy Efficiency” will be presented from 10-11 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Putnam County District Library’s Kalida-Union Township location. Zachary Hoffman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be the speaker.
Siberian Solstice 5:30 pm
Siberian Solstice @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm
Siberian Solstice, a musical group from northwest Ohio, will present a concert of traditional Christmas music and other classical pieces Dec. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave. The 7 p.m. concert will be preceded by a soup and sandwich supper from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the church’s Community Life Center. The concert and supper are free and open to the public. A freewill offering to benefit the band will be collected during the concert and a freewill offering to benefit the Trinity Youth Group will be collected during the dinner.
Gaudete: The It’s Not Quite Christmas Yet Concert 7:30 pm
Gaudete: The It’s Not Quite Christmas Yet Concert @ Freed Center
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Ohio Northern University Wind and Symphony orchestras will play at the “Gaudete: The It’s Not Quite Christmas Yet” concert. The Wind Orchestra will present Ron Nelson’s “Lauds”; Yasahide Ito’s “Gloriosa”; David Gillingham’s “Providence”; and Robert Reynolds’ arrangement of Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium.” The Symphony will perform “Psalm and Fugue” by Alan Hovhaness; Copland’s “Variations on a Shaker Melody”; and Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite No. 1.”
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A Festival of Lessons and Carols 2:30 pm
A Festival of Lessons and Carols @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers and University Chorale will headline “A Festival of Lessons and Carols,” the university’s Christmas choral concert. Dr. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music, and Jonathan Wey, visiting conductor, will conduct Camerata Singers, a select chamber choir, and the University Chorale, a 56-member mixed ensemble. Accompanying the choirs and the audience during three carols will be pianist Ana Yoder Coulter, an adjunct instructor. Students from the choirs will serve as Scripture readers. The readings, taken from prophetic writings about the Messiah’s coming and from the Christmas story, are interspersed with various Christmas pieces. Tickets are available at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or in person at the Marbeck Center information desk.
Fostoria Community Band Holiday Concert 2:30 pm
Fostoria Community Band Holiday Concert @ Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Band will present a holiday concert at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School. Some of the pieces that will be performed include “A Christmas Celebration,” “The Spirit of Christmas,” “A Canadian Brass Christmas,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “Fanfare Prelude: Adeste Fidelis.” The Tuba Family Players, a nine-piece tuba ensemble, will be featured as they perform “Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog” and “White Christmas.” Co-directors Thomas Schetter and Jeff Buchanan will conduct the 45-member band. Musicians are from Fostoria and the surrounding area and range in age from high school to senior citizens. The concert is being sponsored by the Fostoria Community Arts Council and Ralph Sackett, in honor of the members of the 1923 Fostoria High School Band which was named national champions in the first national high school band competition.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Dec 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
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Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting @ Rosewood Room at Henderson Dining Hall
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rosewood Room in the UF Henderson Dining Hall. Call 419-427-8425 for more information.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Dec 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Dec 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
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