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Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers 9:00 pm
Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers @ Findlay Elks Lodge North Ridge Banquet Hall
Dec 31 2017 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:30 am
Findlay’s own Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers will rock in the new year with their blend of 1950s and 1960s rock, rockabilly, classic country and swing. Guests will receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight.
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Jammin’ at the Library 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
Finding Your Purpose to Simplify Your Life 6:30 pm
Finding Your Purpose to Simplify Your Life @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm
Attend a free interactive workshop with professional organizer Reannon Hayes that focuses on Finding Your Purpose to Simplify Your Life on Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s Lindamood Room. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org
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Prepping: A Sustainable Approach 7:00 pm
Prepping: A Sustainable Approach @ Bluffton Town Hall
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton will host a meeting focused on emergency preparedness at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bluffton Town Hall. Randy Augsburger will present “Prepping: A Sustainable Approach,” covering how to take practical steps to prepare your family for emergencies, assess your own preparedness, and deal with major and minor disasters that could reasonably happen in northwest Ohio. Transition Bluffton’s mission is to bring people together to build resilience and sustainability in Bluffton and beyond. To learn more about this and future events, visit TransitionBluffton.org.
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iPad Basics Seminar 1:30 pm
iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm
An iPad basics seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Continental branch. Participants will learn the basics such as menu navigation, settings and profiles, email, messaging and social media, apps, data management and selfie tips. The main library will also offer an Android seminar at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
Sho Baraka 6:30 pm
Sho Baraka @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm
Sho Baraka, a social activist, public speaker and recording artist, is the University of Findlay’s featured guest for its Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The event will be free and open to the public. Baraka has performed and spoken throughout the world, and has completed social activist work, ranging from race relations in South Africa to establishing musical cohorts in Indonesia. He is a founding member of the Christian hip hop group 116 Clique and the founder of Forth District, an urban platform that seeks to redefine online community and engagement via art and insightful discussion by thinkers, artists and musicians. Other public MLK celebration activities at UF this year include: Open Mic Night at 6:30 p.m. today in the Alumni Memorial Union’s atrium. UF students, faculty and staff will perform and share poetry, music and short readings. Baraka will participate. Refreshments will be provided. A toiletry collection drive today through Friday with dropoff locations at the Buford Center, Alumni Memorial Union and the Center for Student Life and College of Business. Items such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and laundry detergent will be collected and distributed to guests who attend the UF-sponsored mobile food pantry. On Thursday, Baraka will facilitate the Buford Dialogue, a monthly conversation that focuses on current events and social justice issues. The program will take place at noon in the Buford Center for Diversity and Service. Food and drinks will be provided. Baraka will be the speaker at Revive, Campus Ministry’s weekly, contemporary student-led worship service at 9 p.m. Thursday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The Buford Center, in partnership with Findlay’s CHOPIN Hall, will offer a mobile food pantry Saturday in the lobby and parking lot of the Davis Street Building beginning at 7 a.m. UF students will sort and distribute about 10,000 pounds of groceries and provide optional cultural hands-on activities for community members.
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Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University 11:00 am
Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am
A panel of seven people who witnessed Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at Ohio Northern University in 1968 will share their memories of the event during a panel discussion at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. King spoke at ONU on Jan. 11, 1968. A series of events will honor the 50th anniversary of the speech, ending with the unveiling of a statue of King on April 17 outside of Taft Hall. Panelists for this event are Terry Keiser, Alfred Cohoe, Monty Siekerman, Sadicka White, Bob Parsons, Bob Roberts and Joel Weaver. In 1968, Keiser and Cohoe were ONU faculty, Siekerman was ONU’s director of university information, and the others were ONU students. The event will also feature the ONU Gospel Ensemble and prayers led by current students. King’s talk at ONU was one of the last speeches he gave at a college or university. According to ONU archivist Paul Logsdon, King spoke at Kansas State University on Jan. 19, 1968, and at Manchester College in Indiana on Feb. 1. He was assassinated in Memphis on April 4. Information about King’s visit to ONU is available online at www.onu.edu/mlk.
iPad Basics Seminar 1:30 pm
iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jan 18 @ 1:30 pm
An iPad basics seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Continental branch. Participants will learn the basics such as menu navigation, settings and profiles, email, messaging and social media, apps, data management and selfie tips. The main library will also offer an Android seminar at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
Jammin’ Instrumental 6:00 pm
Jammin’ Instrumental @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
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A Celebration of Music and Arts 7:30 pm
A Celebration of Music and Arts @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition and Pantasia will share their talents in “A Celebration of Music and Arts,” a dynamic show filled with singing, dancing and the sounds of the islands, at 7:30 this evening at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Also performing will be the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus and Findlay High School alumni Tim Krueger and Steven Wagner. Tickets range from $18 to $23 and can be purchased at MCPA from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and an hour prior to the show.
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University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series: Rachel York 7:30 pm
University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series: Rachel York @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
Rachel York, an actress and singer known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances, will be the next University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series guest artist. Her public concert, with Broadway musician and Tiffin native Phil Reno accompanying her on piano, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $11 for students. UF faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Tickets may be purchased at the box office of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main St.; by calling 419-423-2787; or online at marathoncenterarts.org. As a teenager from Orlando, Florida, York got her first big break in the seductive and playful role of Mallory in the original Tony Award-winning production of “City of Angels” in 1989. She won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress for her “Victor/Victoria” role as Norma Cassidy, opposite Julie Andrews. Other performances include “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Sly Fox” with Richard Dreyfuss, and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with Jonathan Pryce. She also played Lucille Ball in the 2003 CBS movie, “Lucy.” Most recently, she starred on Broadway as Jackie Noelle in “Disaster! The Musical.” Off Broadway, York earned recognition and a Drama Desk Award nomination opposite Julie Andrews in Stephen Sondheim’s “Putting It Together,” and gained additional fame while starring as Reno Sweeney in the Tony Award-winning revival of “Anything Goes” through a U.S. tour. In concert, York has appeared as a soloist worldwide. Some of her performances have been in concert with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; the National Symphony; the Pittsburgh Pops; “Broadway Showstoppers” with Peter Nero and Philly Pops; and “The Sound of Music” at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Rachel’s debut solo album, “Let’s Fall in Love,” was named one of the Top 10 Vocal CDs of the year by Talkin’ Broadway. She can also be heard on the soundtracks of film and Broadway musical recordings. For more information about Rachel York, visit www.rachelyork.net. Reno is the musical director and vocal arranger for the smash hit “Something Rotten!,” a Tony Award-nominated musical comedy that opened on Broadway in 2015. Reno received two Grammy nominations for his work on the “Something Rotten!” cast recording. His other work includes “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).
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Adult Art Class — Watercolor Workshop 5:30 pm
Adult Art Class — Watercolor Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm
Two adult art classes will be offered this month at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton. A mosaic art lesson led by Janette Reineke will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 25, utilizing a lesson from Reineke’s book, “Fear No Art.” The supply fee is $8 at the door and registration is required by Jan. 21. Jeanne Beutler will lead a watercolor workshop at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22. The painting is titled “Baby Raccoon” and there is a $10 supply fee, payable by cash only, at the door. Call the library at 419-358-5016 for more information or to register for either session.
Jammin’ at the Library 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
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Android Basics Seminar 1:30 pm
Android Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm
An iPad basics seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Continental branch. Participants will learn the basics such as menu navigation, settings and profiles, email, messaging and social media, apps, data management and selfie tips. The main library will also offer an Android seminar at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
Human Trafficking Presentation 7:00 pm
Human Trafficking Presentation @ Old Fort High School Auditorium
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pat McCloud will be giving an interactive presentation on human trafficking from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 24. It will be held in the Old Fort High School Auditorium located at 7635 N. County Road 51, Old Fort. A drawing for a gift card will be held at the conclusion of the program and refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Nicole Fry at 419-379-8653 or at nicolefry26@gmail.com.
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Adult Art Class — Mosaic Art 6:00 pm
Adult Art Class — Mosaic Art @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm
Two adult art classes will be offered this month at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton. A mosaic art lesson led by Janette Reineke will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 25, utilizing a lesson from Reineke’s book, “Fear No Art.” The supply fee is $8 at the door and registration is required by Jan. 21. Jeanne Beutler will lead a watercolor workshop at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22. The painting is titled “Baby Raccoon” and there is a $10 supply fee, payable by cash only, at the door. Call the library at 419-358-5016 for more information or to register for either session.
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