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Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day 7:00 am
Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day @ St. Wendelin Parish Life Center
Mar 2 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The annual Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 at St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. Pancake day is the club’s largest fundraiser and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and refreshments. Curbside pick-up, carryout and delivery are available. Tickets are available from club members or at the door. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for Golden Buckeye members, $3 for children ages 5-11 years old and free for children 4 and younger. The club will also be raising funds through the sale of raffle tickets. Raffle items include sports tickets and memorabilia, gift certificates, home decor, a flat screen TV and more. All proceeds are used by the Fostoria Kiwanis Club for a variety of community projects, mainly assisting children.
Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers 7:00 pm
Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers @ Calvary Baptist Church
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Calvary Baptist Church, 2000 Broad Ave., will host a free concert featuring the Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers at 7 p.m. Thursday. All guests are welcome and child care is available for children 3 and younger.
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First United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner and Movie 5:00 pm
First United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner and Movie @ First United Church of Christ
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm
First United Church of Christ, 2100 Greendale Ave., will host a spaghetti dinner and the movie “Risen,” which details a Roman soldier’s search for Jesus’s body following his resurrection, at 5 p.m. March 4. “The Lorax” will be shown for the younger crowd. The movie and dinner are free and the church is handicap accessible.
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Farmers Share Breakfast 7:30 am
Farmers Share Breakfast @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Mar 9 @ 7:30 am
The annual Farmers Share Breakfast, hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Hancock County Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized, and Ohio State University Extension educator Ed Lentz will give an update on Hancock County’s agriculture. Tickets, at $3 each with a maximum of 10, are available at the chamber office, 123 E. Main Cross St., or by calling 419-422-3313. For more information, call the chamber or email lpoland@FindlayHancockChamber.com
Meal in a Jar 4:30 pm
Meal in a Jar @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A program titled “Meal in a Jar” will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s Lindamood Room. Participants will learn tips and tricks on how to prepare meals in advance using a Mason jar. Register at www.findlaylibrary.org or by phone at 419-422-1712.
Doug Adams 6:30 pm
Doug Adams @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm
Doug Adams, a folk singer and guitarist, will be singing songs of the 1960s at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to attend.
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Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry 4:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry @ Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold its annual spring fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The meal includes all the fish you can eat along with salads, baked beans, desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.
North Baltimore Rotary Club Wine Tasting Party 6:00 pm
North Baltimore Rotary Club Wine Tasting Party @ The Depot (Roxie’s Place)
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The North Baltimore Rotary Club will host a wine tasting party from 6-10 p.m. March 10 at The Depot (Roxie’s Place), 142 N. Main St., North Baltimore. Tickets are $25 each and are available from any North Baltimore Rotarian, or by calling 419-257-2394. Ticket holders will receive five wine tastings or nonalcoholic drinks, as well as hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
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Findlay Kiwanis Club Pancake Day 7:00 am
Findlay Kiwanis Club Pancake Day @ Findlay High School cafeteria
Mar 11 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Findlay will host its 59th annual Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 in the Findlay High School Cafeteria. Presale tickets are available from any Kiwanian and at Bindel’s Appliance, AAA Findlay and First Federal Bank-East. Presale tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. At the door, prices will increase $1 each. Tickets grant entrance to the event, as well as all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. In the past 58 years, an estimated 160,000 people have been served and more than $500,000 has been raised for various charitable organizations. Continuing with last year’s new addition will be a kids’ zone featuring face painting, games and a pancake decorating contest. Additionally, there will be an aisle of silent auction items open for bidding until noon. Local celebrity pancake flippers will be featured at the grills all day. Pancake Day is an annual event hosted by Kiwanis Clubs around the world. Proceeds will support the Kiwanis Club of Findlay, whose mission is to benefit children through projects like Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Kiwanis Closets, Winterfest and Santa’s House, along with Project S.A.F.E.
Ohio Music Teachers Association Festival 8:30 am
Ohio Music Teachers Association Festival @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Findlay area members of the Ohio Music Teachers Association will present the 40th annual music festival Saturday with over 100 piano students performing between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 Bigelow Ave. Honored this year will be 10-year participants: Emily Cairns, student of Eleanor McCoy; and Liz Westrick, student of Mary Bishop; 11-year participant Kate Wilson, student of Jan Farkasdi; and 13-year participant Andrew VanDenBerghe, student of Harriet Dickson. VanDenBerghe and Wilson will also be honored as seniors, along with Josh Hathaway, student of Mary Bishop; and Ryan Zheng, student of Marlene Rayl. Established locally in 1978, the festival provides an opportunity for development and enrichment of music experience, with students receiving verbal and written comments on the overall musical effect, presentation and technical aspects of memorized material. Each student receives a comment sheet, a certificate and a colored ribbon. There will be nine recitals throughout the day, each open to the public.
Van Buren United Methodist Church Salad Supper 4:30 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church Salad Supper @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Mar 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church will hold a salad supper from 4:30-6 p.m. March 11. Donations will be accepted, and proceeds go to the Share and Care Fund. A Hancock Gospel Pavilion fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. with music provided by Molly Pickett, Jimmy Potridge and The Morse Family. A love offering will be collected to help fund the gospel pavilion at the Hancock County Fair.
Napoli’s Pizza at The Jones Mansion 5:30 pm
Napoli’s Pizza at The Jones Mansion @ The Jones Mansion
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm
Those hankering for Napoli’s Pizza no longer need to wait for the Hancock County Fair or head to Tiffin when the Jones Mansion opens its doors to serve some slices to Findlay on Saturday, March 11. To help eliminate traffic jams, the mansion is offering two serving times, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $18 and children under 10 are $9. One of the owners of the original 1956 restaurant, Don VanRenterghem, will be on hand as the evening’s menu will offer the classic recipes including pizza, Italian sausage, antipasto and more. Each ticket includes a soft drink, and more drinks will be available at Elijah’s cash bar. Tickets are available by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110; stopping by the mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St., on Monday from 5:15 to 7 p.m.; or dropping payment off with contact information on the front porch’s dropbox. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted.
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Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus Concert 3:00 pm
Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus Concert @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm
The Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus will present a free concert of sacred and secular music at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Findlay’s First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St.
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First Step Irish Tea Program 1:00 pm
First Step Irish Tea Program @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will kick off the fourth year of its Women’s Enrichment Series with an Irish tea program and a spring greeting card workshop. Mary Dennis, co-founder of the Irish Traditional Music ensemble, Toraigh an Sonas, will give a presentation about the history of Irish music in America at 1 p.m. Monday. She and other members of the group will demonstrate the traditional dance music of Ireland with fiddle, tenor banjo, flute and tin whistle. The cost is $22, and the deadline to register is Sunday. For more information or to make reservations, contact First Step at 419-435-7300.
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The Sunflower Trio 7:30 pm
The Sunflower Trio @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Sunflower Trio will present a program about Mennonite composer J. Harold Moyer, a composer responsible for several selections in “Hymnal: A Worship Book” and the 1969 Mennonite Hymnal. The trio features Hesston College music faculty Matthew Schloneger, tenor; Rebecca Schloneger, violin; and Ken Rodgers, piano, and its repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway to bluegrass. The group will also perform a concert of Moyer’s works. Forum is 11 a.m.; concert is 7:30 p.m.
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Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family 6:00 pm
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series will present the ministries of New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family on March 18, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6. A freewill offering will be taken to support the ministries. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to support local charities. Call 419-423-1725 for more information or visit the Hancock Gospel Pavilion and Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series page on Facebook.
The Hunts 8:00 pm
The Hunts @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Hunts will bring their harmony laced take on alt-folk music to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. 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 $30 to $60. Hailing from Chesapeake, Virginia and ranging from ages 17 to 26, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as little kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After widening their following and playing at theaters and festivals around the country — and teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums — The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that revealed their sophisticated sense of melody. For more information, visit www.thehuntsmusic.com or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble spring concert theme is “Jazz — Any Way You Like It.” Directed by Jack Taylor, professor of music, the show will feature a variety of jazz works from the big band era to modern times. The group will explore classics from the library of the Glenn Miller Orchestra as well as more current hit songs by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and others.
Catherine “Kitty” Freed Memorial Concert 4:00 pm
Catherine “Kitty” Freed Memorial Concert @ Freed Center
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band will present a concert to honor the memory of Catherine “Kitty” Freed, former first lady of Ohio Northern, with motivational and special music designed to reflect her positive spirit and uplifting nature. Her husband, DeBow Freed, served as president of the university from 1979 to 1999, and she was an active member of both the university and local communities. DeBow Freed also served as president, and Kitty Freed as first lady, of the University of Findlay.
Bluffton University Camerata Singers 7:30 pm
Bluffton University Camerata Singers @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers will perform “Hymns and Songs of the Church,” conducted by Mark J. Suderman, director of choral activities at Bluffton. The program will feature sacred choral music from the Renaissance period to the present, including gospel music, choruses from major works, spirituals, hymn arrangements and more. Ana Yoder Coulter, staff accompanist at Bluffton University, will accompany the choir on piano and organ. Student instrumentalists will also perform on trumpet, saxophone and flute.
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Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan 7:00 pm
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan @ Bluffton Town Hall, third floor
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan will share the stage of the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series at 7 p.m. Thursday. Brassell, a singer-songwriter raised in Bluffton, strives to reflect everyday life in his music. Setiawan is an acoustic mandolin player, and also performs on mandocello and electric mandolin. The concert is free, held on the third floor, 100 E. Elm Street, Bluffton.
Eliot Lewis 7:00 pm
Eliot Lewis @ Jones Mansion
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Independent multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis will bring his guitar-oriented rock and soul music to the Jones Mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St., on Thursday, March 23. The special benefit concert to restore the mansion’s upper porch runs from 7 to 10 p.m., with doors opening at 6. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110. Lewis performs with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates on tour and is the only musician to appear on every episode of Hall’s “Live From Daryl’s House” television series. He has also worked with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T. Jones, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb’ Mo’, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker and Gavin DeGraw. He’s also made appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and Japan’s Budokan Arena, as well as on television’s “The Voice,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and others. Elijah’s cash bar will be open to offer refreshments. Seating is limited. If presale tickets sell out there will be no sales at the door the day of the event. First-sold tickets reserve the best seats, which remain reserved for the length of the show so audience members may visit the bar or restrooms without the worry of losing seats. For more information, visit the Jones Mansion’s Facebook page.
Mark Applebaum Recital 7:00 pm
Mark Applebaum Recital @ Ohl Concert Hall
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum will be guest composer in residence for Heidelberg University’s music series. He will play with his father, Robert, in the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo on March 23, and in a solo recital of his compositions March 24. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic and electroacoustic work has been performed around the world, and he builds electroacoustic sound-sculptures out of junk, hardware and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools.
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Music Bach’s Concert Series: The Mulligan Brothers 11:30 am
Music Bach’s Concert Series: The Mulligan Brothers @ Alumni Memorial Union Atrium
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am
The Mulligan Brothers’ indie folk music will return to the University of Findlay on Friday, March 24, as part of the Music Bach’s Concert Series. The band will perform in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission will be free and community members are invited to attend. Lunches may be purchased at The Cave, or individuals may pack a lunch. The Mulligan Brothers, who last visited UF in 2015, perform music with resonating lyrics that tell stories through soft vocals, mournful fiddle playing and soothing guitar. One of their signature instruments is an upright bass made out of vintage suitcases. They play an original mix of Americana, folk rock and country with a predominantly acoustic sound, reflecting older music with a contemporary twist. The Mobile, Alabama-based band features members Ross Newell, Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan. Duncan replaced fiddle player Gram Rea. The Mulligan Brothers’ performance is presented by the University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board, an extension of the Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services and Leadership Development. Student Activities Board is a student board that strives to bring diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.
Mark Applebaum Recital 7:00 pm
Mark Applebaum Recital @ Ohl Concert Hall
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum will be guest composer in residence for Heidelberg University’s music series. He will play with his father, Robert, in the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo on March 23, and in a solo recital of his compositions March 24. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic and electroacoustic work has been performed around the world, and he builds electroacoustic sound-sculptures out of junk, hardware and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools.
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Habitat for Humanity Signature Event 6:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity Signature Event @ Findlay Country Club
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm
The Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity affiliate will hold its fourth “Signature Event” March 25 at the Findlay Country Club. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktail casual attire. The evening will feature live and silent auctions over director chairs and other items autographed by celebrities including Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, Richard Petty, Urban Meyer, Bobby Allison and more. Featured for the first time at this event are experiences and packages from the area including Bourbon Affair, a Huntington Bank suite, Logan’s, Element 211 and LaRiche Chevrolet. “Big Dave” Crosser of WKXA-FM will serve as emcee and Trent Farthing will conduct the auction. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and live entertainment by the band Midnight Rider. Tickets are $100 each and are available in advance at the Habitat for Humanity office, 2042 Tiffin Ave., or by calling the office at 419-429-1400 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event. The Signature Event raises funds to help build Habitat for Humanity homes for deserving families and also serves as a way to raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity in the community. All funds raised will be used in Hancock County to help build a new home planned in 2018. Marathon Petroleum Co. LP is the presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors are Spectrum Eye Care and Gary and Jane Heminger. Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to building decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in the Findlay/Hancock County community. Since 2000, the affiliate has worked with 36 families to build new homes and 34 repaired homes. ReStore was opened in 2010. For more information, visit www.habitatfindlay.org or contact the office.
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Pandora United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner 11:00 am
Pandora United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora, will hold a barbecued chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26. Dine-in and carryout will be available. Tickets are $8.50 per person. For ticket information, call 419-384-3782. Some tickets will be available at the door.
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First Step Spring Greeting Card Program 6:00 pm
First Step Spring Greeting Card Program @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will kick off the fourth year of its Women’s Enrichment Series with an Irish tea program and a spring greeting card workshop. A stamp-a-stack of spring cards program will start at 6 p.m. March 27. Sherri Kennedy will show participants two design layouts that feature the colors of spring and will accommodate interchangeable greetings and text for birthday, thinking of you, anniversary and sympathy. Stampers will take home at least 10 cards and envelopes ready for mailing. The cost is $20, and registration is due by March 26. For more information or to make reservations, contact First Step at 419-435-7300.
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Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free community meal will be held at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora, from 5:30-7 p.m. March 29. This month’s meal is provided by Sprunger Insurance Co. and features spaghetti, bread sticks, salad, cake and a beverage.
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