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Van Buren Presbyterian Church Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Van Buren Presbyterian Church Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast @ Van Buren Presbyterian Church
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Van Buren Presbyterian Church’s 11th annual Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast, featuring unlimited servings of pancakes along with fresh-ground whole-hog sausage, will be held from 8-11 a.m. Feb. 4. The gospel group Living Water from Wharton will also be performing during the breakfast. Freewill donations will be accepted. The church is located at 207 W. Market St., Van Buren.
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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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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February. Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
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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Cooking for a Happy, Healthy Heart 4:30 pm
Cooking for a Happy, Healthy Heart @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
“Cooking for a Happy, Healthy Heart” will be presented from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Lindamood Room. The program will examine the ABC’s of heart health, cholesterol management and heart-healthy fats. The program is for adults only and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
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Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-Off 4:30 pm
Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-Off @ Koehler Center
Feb 11 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Chilly community members can spice up their winter at the Cancer Patient Services’ 20th annual Chili Cook-Off. The nonprofit agency’s biggest fundraiser will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center and is co-presented by Hancock Federal Credit Union and Blanchard Valley Health System. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under. The cook-off includes over 1,300 attendees from the local community, more than 550 gallons of chili, 250 volunteers as well as up to 20 teams representing area organizations and businesses along with their chili. There will also be activities for children and a vote for the favorite chili. Along with other silent auction items, Cancer Patient Services is offering one raffle ticket winner a choice of a trip for two adults and two kids to Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort in Orlando, Florida; or a couple’s stay at Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall in Jamaica. Each trip covers four nights with round-trip airfare. The winner will be selected at the cook-off at 8 p.m., but does not need to be present to win. Buyers can purchase unlimited chances at $20 per ticket. They can be bought at Cancer Patient Services’ offices, from a Cancer Patient Services board member or a cook-off committee member through Feb. 11. For more information, call Cancer Patient Services at 419-423-0286.
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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Boy Scout Troop 226 Pancake and Sausage Dinner 10:45 am
Boy Scout Troop 226 Pancake and Sausage Dinner @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Feb 12 @ 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
Pandora-Gilboa Boy Scout Troop 226 is having a pancake and sausage dinner from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. Adult presale tickets are $5, $7 at the door. Kids ages 4-12 eat for $4, and children 3 and younger are free. Carryout is available. For tickets, contact Scoutmaster Chris Fleming at 419-303-2584 or order via email at PandoraTroop226@yahoo.com.
Vanlue Community Church Valentine’s Day Lunch 11:30 am
Vanlue Community Church Valentine’s Day Lunch @ Vanlue Community Church
Feb 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Vanlue Community Church will host a Valentine’s Day-themed luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 12. The church is located at the corner of East Main and Main Cross strees in Vanlue. Everyone is invited and the event is free.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February. Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
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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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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February. Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
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Bluffton Community Chili Cookoff 5:30 pm
Bluffton Community Chili Cookoff @ Bluffton Middle School cafetorium
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Bluffton Community Chili Cookoff will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Bluffton Middle School cafetorium. The cost is $5 and includes chili tastings and a beverage. Attendees will be voting on the people’s choice award. Sandwiches and baked goods will also be available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided and gift basket and prize drawings will be available for those who donate a canned or boxed food item. Proceeds will benefit the Bluffton Community Assistance Program. Contact Lynda Best at 419-296-2790 for more information.
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., will host a free community meal from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the fellowship hall. The meal this month is provided by Hilty Memorial Nursing Home. The menu includes fried chicken, parsley red potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, strawberry shortcake and a beverage.
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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.
Masterworks Performance: Bluffton University Chorale 2:30 pm
Masterworks Performance: Bluffton University Chorale @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Masterworks performance will feature a chorus with members from the Bluffton University Chorale and the Bluffton Choral Society joined by an orchestra made up of university students and community members. The soloists are Bluffton University students Anna Cammarn, Constance Moushon, Meghan Gibson, Mary Bender and Kimberly Meyer. “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi will be performed and a freewill offering will be taken to help cover expenses.
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Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library’s annual Hot Tea Tuesdays begins today and continues throughout the months of January and February. Patrons are invited to stop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays for a free cup of hot tea and cookie while they visit the library, located at 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

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