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Red Tie Men’s Heart Health Event 7:00 am
Red Tie Men’s Heart Health Event @ Blanchard Valley Hospital's Marathon Auditorium
Feb 1 @ 7:00 am
A Red Tie men’s heart health event will be held Feb. 1 at Blanchard Valley Hospital’s Marathon Auditorium. A breakfast buffet will be served at 7 a.m., followed by a heart health program at 7:30 with Dr. William Kose, honorary Red Tie spokesman, and the Heminger Heart Care Center medical team. Those attending will learn what they can do to help improve their heart health. Men are also encouraged to wear red on Feb. 3. The event is open to all men. Reservations are required by Jan. 27 by emailing tmike@bvhealthsystem.org.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Feb 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.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Feb 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.
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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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50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes 6:30 pm
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes @ 50 North
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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 Elmira Case Film 11:00 am
The Elmira Case Film @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am
Julie Friesen, director of programs at Community Justice Initiatives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, will speak about “The Elmira Case Film” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University. She will discuss a documentary film about how a drunken rampage in 1974 in Elmira, Ontario, helped to launch the worldwide restorative justice movement and also began her agency’s work in restorative justice. The event is free.
Child Care Workshop: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? 6:00 pm
Child Care Workshop: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? @ Marilyn's Life Long Learning Center
Feb 7 @ 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.
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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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Feb 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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Cover Crops Workshop 8:30 am
Cover Crops Workshop @ Plaza Inn Restaurant
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cover crops, their benefits and which ones are right for a particular farmer’s needs, will be discussed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Plaza Inn Restaurant, Mount Victory. The workshop costs $25 and will include lunch, snacks and reference materials. Registration must be made by Feb. 3 through Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297. The workshop will review key cover crop information taught last year and build on that by offering advanced cover crop information and timely topics. Instructors will be Jim Hoorman, of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service; Alan Sundermeier of Ohio State University Extension — Wood County; Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension — Hardin County; and Wayne Dellinger, OSU Extension — Union County. More information is available at http://hardin.osu.edu/
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Beginning Beekeeping Workshop 8:30 am
Beginning Beekeeping Workshop @ Ohio State University at Lima, Life and Physical Sciences Building, room 100
Feb 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Beekeeping Association will hold a beginning beekeeping workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio State University at Lima, Life and Physical Sciences Building, room 100. The workshop is designed for people who would like to get started in beekeeping or those who have had previous beekeeping experience and want to get back into the practice. Topics covered will include basic honeybee biology, races of bees, how to start a hive, equipment and keeping bees in a residential setting. The cost is $30 and includes membership in the beekeeping association and a book. To register, call Dwight Wilson at 419-722-1953, Jamie Walters at 419-438-7335 or Tim Arheit at 419-371-1742, or email Arheit at tarheit@honeyrunapiaries.com.
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.
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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Graphic Novel Discussion: “Ghost” 5:30 pm
Graphic Novel Discussion: “Ghost” @ Putnam County District Library
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The graphic novel “Ghost” will be discussed from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The novel, by Raina Telgemeier, features a young character coping with cystic fibrosis. Participants will also make a skull and bones with sugar cubes. Bring a container to transport your creation home. The library is located at 136 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. Call 419- 523-3747 for more information.
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes 6:30 pm
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes @ 50 North
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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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Ohio Means Jobs program 2:00 pm
Ohio Means Jobs program @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A program on Ohio Means Jobs-Allen County will be held from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Bluffton Public Library. Beth Carrier, a job coach at Ohio Means Jobs, will talk about services available. 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.
Combating Chemical Dependence: Addiction and the Brain 6:00 pm
Combating Chemical Dependence: Addiction and the Brain @ Room 102, Davis Street Building
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm
Dr. Brad Bundy of Blanchard Valley Psychiatric Associates will give a talk at the University of Findlay on Wednesday for the “Combating Chemical Dependence: A Community Effort” series. He will discuss “Addiction and the Brain” at 6 p.m. in Room 102 of the Davis Street Building. The talk is open to the public.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Feb 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.
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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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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50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes 6:30 pm
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes @ 50 North
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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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Child Care Workshop: 1,2,3 Count with Me 6:15 pm
Child Care Workshop: 1,2,3 Count with Me @ Marilyn's Life Long Learning Center
Feb 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 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.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Feb 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.
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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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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.
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Watercolor Workshop: Whitewashed Barn 5:30 pm
Watercolor Workshop: Whitewashed Barn @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm
Artist Jeanne Beutler will host a watercolor workshop on the lower level of the library at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Participants will paint a “Whitewashed Barn.” There is a $10 cash fee at the door, and registration is required. 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.
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes 6:30 pm
50 North Ballroom Dancing Classes @ 50 North
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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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Heroin in Our Community 6:30 pm
Heroin in Our Community @ Cedar Creek Church
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm
A “Heroin in Our Community” event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Church, 1800 Tiffin Ave. The doors open at 6 p.m. Stories from local families and their struggles with addiction will be shared. Talks from Hancock County Sheriff Michael Heldman, the County Drug Court, Focus on Friends, Century Health and the Opiate Task Force, will also be given.

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