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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 7:00 am
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jan 1 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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.
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Friday Night Live 7:30 pm
Friday Night Live @ The National Theatre at The Ritz
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm
Looking for something to do on a Friday night? The National Theatre at The Ritz will host an eclectic selection of artists in an unplugged performance environment. Each Friday Night Live will feature two or three regional entertainers that may include a folk singer, a jazz musician, an aspiring singer/songwriter or some other style of artist. Join us for a glass of wine or cup of coffee in this casual, intimate setting. This week’s artists include: Cellocentric, a cello/guitar/bass trio from Cleveland, and November Rising, a modern rock duo from Tiffin.
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Basics of Scriptwriting 9:00 am
Basics of Scriptwriting @ The Arts Partnership
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This workshop is perfect for the beginning or experienced scriptwriter! In this workshop, students in grades 6-12 will work with Youtheatre instructors Sara Hingson and Jim Toth to learn the principles of writing a play then will write a short script. Those who have written or begun to write a script are encouraged to bring it to this workshop.
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So You Want to be a STAR? Workshops 9:00 am
So You Want to be a STAR? Workshops @ First Presbyterian Church
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Arts Partnership’s Youtheatre program is offering age-appropriate theater workshops during its “So You Want to be a STAR?” program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. The workshops offer area youth currently in grades 1 through 12 theatrical instruction and include a presentation to family and friends at 12:15 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Great Room, located at 2330 S. Main St. in Findlay. The workshops are as follows: • Students in grades six through 12 — Making Characters Come to Life. Learn how to create a character from head to toe with Julie Lane. First, the students will learn the creative process to designing the physical look of a character through makeup, costume and hair. Then, they will team up with the first- through third-grade group and transform those students into the characters they have designed for a mini-production. • Students in grades four through five — Theatre Tech: The 3-D Backdrop with Merv Schrock. In this workshop, students will learn about the technical side of theater — sets, lights, multimedia and sound, and how tech brings a show to life. The students will then work with the other sections, grade one through three, and six through 12, in performing a mini-production to show how everything works together. • Students in grades one through three — Making Characters Come to Life. Learn how to create a character from head to toe with Lindsay Taylor. *This session is full. No more students will be accepted.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 2:30 pm
Flag City Morning Rotary
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
All-City Orchestra Festival 7:30 pm
All-City Orchestra Festival @ Findlay High School
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay City Schools’ annual “All-City Orchestra Festival,” scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 21, will showcase string players in grades five through 12. The fifth-grade orchestra, directed by Anita Schaible, will perform four selections: “Pirate Ships,” “Valsette,” “Imitation Mozart” and “String Explosion.” The middle school orchestra, comprised of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade string players from Glenwood and Donnell, will perform “Velocity,” “Out of the Winter” and “Rumba Bumba.” They will be directed by Christine Klosterman. The concert will conclude with the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra performing: “Best of Bach,” “Wizards in Winter” — a selection made popular by the Trans Siberian Orchestra — and “Mission Impossible Theme.” The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Ken Pressel, orchestra department chair, with assistant director Schaible.
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The Sounds of the Islands 7:30 pm
The Sounds of the Islands @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kicking off the Blanchard Valley Health System Community Month, Findlay First Edition and Pantasia will present “The Sounds of the Islands,” paired with singing, dancing and instrumentals. This pairing of talent is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 at Findlay High School. This performance serves as a fundraiser for FFE and Pantasia. Now in its 31st season, this award-winning show choir has continuously entertained audiences with its distinctive style of performing. FFE has claimed 80 grand championships and 36 national awards, including a two-time showstoppers grand champion, fame show choir cup, fame New York grand champion, and the 2014 third runner-up at the Fame Show Choir National finals. This year, FFE will travel to the Churubusco Invitational, Medina Midwest Showcase, Grove City Voices in the Grove, and Show Choir Nationals at the Grand Ole Opry House. Accompanying the group is the instrumental ensemble known as The Boingers. The Boingers, directed by Alycia Althouse, supply an energizing background to the 50-member show choir, and have also won over 50 caption awards for best instrumental combo. Also accompanying the group is a seven-member crew. FFE is under the direction of Kevin Manley with choreography by Andy Haines. The members of First Edition are involved in many other activities at Findlay High School, and maintain a group grade point average of 3.5. The steel drum phenomenon, otherwise known as Pantasia, has been delivering exciting performances for audiences since 1997. Since its inception by director Tim Mattis, Pantasia has flourished as a performing ensemble. The 21-member performing group is in high demand, averaging over 40 performances a year and performing in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and on several Caribbean cruises.
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Young Playwrights Group 9:00 am
Young Playwrights Group @ The Arts Partnership
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Youtheatre Young Playwrights Group’s fifth season begins with a group reading/review of the students’ draft scripts on January 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Arts Partnership. Students in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to participate for the opportunity to earn the title of Youtheatre’s Young Playwright of 2015! Following this initial session, students will work with Youtheatre instructors Jim Toth and Sara Hingson throughout the months of February and March to refine their scripts. Following adjudication of all scripts, one script will be chosen to be produced for a public world premiere in April 30, 2015. Previous Young Playwrights are: 2011 – Lena Kennedy, The Magic Pencil 2012 – David Spears, Atoll’s Secrets 2013 – Micarah Tewers, Human Story 2014- Annie Patterson, Henry
Sing-Along with Anthony Zarola 1:00 pm
Sing-Along with Anthony Zarola @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Anthony Zarola is a musician with an amazing talent for guitar and a love for kids. Visit Little Main Street and sing along as he leads the audience in favorite children’s songs and selections of classical music.
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Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon 12:00 pm
Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon @ Winebrenner Seminary
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Winebrenner will be hosting our final Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon titled, “Positioning Your Organization for the Future”. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you made it to the Summit or not! This will be a panel discussion, with an opportunity to submit your questions beforehand for feedback on this topic.  There is no cost for this event and lunch will be provided. PANEL SPEAKERS: John Bookmyer – CEO, Pain Management Group Father Mike Hoenbrink – St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church Pastor Bill Shoemaker – Director of Church Planting, Churches of God General Conference Joshua Anderson – Executive Director, HHWP Community Action Commission
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Bluffton Artist Series: Cantus 7:30 pm
Bluffton Artist Series: Cantus @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bluffton Artist Series brings to the campus each year a number of outstanding concert artists and ensemble groups. This month, men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is featured. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m Individual event prices are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and students, $15 for Bluffton faculty/staff, $5 for Bluffton University students.
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Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ 4:00 pm
Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ @ College First Church
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ is the conclusion to a series of beginner and intermediate workshops. Mike Anderson will be performing selections on the Dulcimer and will invite Dulcimer Gatherin’ to join him. Mike Anderson is one of the most versatile folk performers and educators in the Midwest. Under Mike’s leadership, the New Salem Storytelling Festival, and the Clayville Music and Storytelling Festival before that, events of national renown. Mike is also nationally renown, appearing at the Nat’l Mt. Music Festival, holding a prestigious position on the faculty of the Mt. Dulcimer Workshops at Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC and West Carolina Univ., NC, Dulcimer Workshops, and presenting workshops and concerts across the US. Mike’s children’s concerts are very popular. He received a National Children’s television award for his show “Mike’s Music Works.” Under the auspices of the Illinois State Board of Education, Mike has conducted many teacher and parent workshops for developing literacy through the art of storytelling. His Early Childhood shows are legendary.. Mike plays guitar, banjo, jaw harp, noseflute, bones, and more. He is best known as an outstanding mountain dulcimer player. Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ is part of the Blanchard Valley Health System Community Month. – See more at: http://artspartnership.com/event/dulcimer-gatherin/?instance_id=360#sthash.fX8B9EZL.dpuf