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Fostoria Community Band Spring Concert 2:30 pm
Fostoria Community Band Spring Concert @ Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School
Apr 3 @ 2:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Band will present a spring concert on Sunday at the Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School. The band is under the direction of Justin Brinkman and is made up of approximately 50 members ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens. The members come from Fostoria and the surrounding area. Some of the pieces that will be performed at the concert will be “Lead On, O King Eternal,” “The Liberty Bell March,” “King Cobra March,” and “Rhapsody For Euphonium and Concert Band.” Refreshments will be served during a short intermission. Donations will be accepted following the concert to support the band.
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Findlay High School Junior Statesmen of America Dinner 5:00 pm
Findlay High School Junior Statesmen of America Dinner @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay High School Junior Statesmen of America is hosting a community dinner Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. The service and debate club has raised money for a project to help people in Tanga, Tanzania, for the past 10 years. This year the club is raising money to train rural maternal health care workers. Community members can contribute by buying tickets for the community dinner, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday night and catered by City Barbecue. Attendees can carry out or eat in for $10 a person, $5 of which will go to the project. Those interested can buy tickets by calling 419-425-8296 or emailing jwithrow@fcs.org.
Westbrook Accessory Bingo 6:00 pm
Westbrook Accessory Bingo @ Sycamore Community Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SYCAMORE — Westbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care will host a night of accessory bingo Thursday at the Sycamore Community Center, 3894 Ohio 103, Sycamore. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with games beginning at 6 p.m. Prizes include purses, wristlets and jewelry. Admission is $10 at the door. Food will be available for purchase by the Sycamore Fire and Rescue Inc. Proceeds will benefit Hospice of Wyandot County. For more information, call 419-209-1100.
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The Annie Moses Band 7:30 pm
The Annie Moses Band @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
Those interested in hearing a “musical trail” traced across the United States may be interested in a show coming to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The center is hosting “American Rhapsody,” a showcase of American music, at 7:30 p.m. April 8. The show, performed by The Annie Moses Band, features favorites from original American musicians and bands. The performance will include classical music, bluegrass, progressive folk and melodies, according to a release on the event. “With American Rhapsody, we wanted to cover the scope of the American musical landscape,” said Annie Dupre, lead vocalist, in a statement. “We can’t wait to share this cinematic experience with audiences.” The performance will begin with New England tunes and follow a “musical trail” west in its exploration of American music. The band includes six Wolaver siblings, each who contribute to the band’s sound with a mix of the viola, vocals, violin, mandolin, cello, guitar and electric guitar. The siblings play “Nashville-style” music written by the family patriarch and composer, Bill Wolaver. Annie Wolaver Dupree, William “Alex” Wolaver, Benjamin Wolaver, Camille Wolaver, Gretchen Wolaver and Jeremiah Wolaver are band members. The band is named after the members’ great-grandmother. Ticket prices range from $29 to $39 for adults, $24 to $34 for students and $19 to $29 for children. Those interested can purchase tickets online at marathoncenterarts.org, at the ticket office or by calling 419-423-2787. The office is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and one hour before the show.
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Molodi 8:00 pm
Molodi @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Molodi, a Las Vegas dance show touring the United States, will perform at the University of Findlay at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The troupe will also hold a free arts and education workshop for students in kindergarten through grade 12 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center. Molodi is a performance ensemble where members use only their bodies as instruments, taking body percussion to the extreme. Consisting of artists from Stomp, Cirque du Soleil, Step Afrika!, Stomp the Yard and the International Body Music Festival, their performance blends collegiate stepping, gumboots, beatbox, poetry, hip-hop dance, guerrilla theater and robust personalities. The workshop will include several high-energy performance pieces from Molodi’s repertoire. Everybody will get on their feet and move with a rhythmic warm-up and a competitive step-show challenge between the attendees. The workshop will finish with a question-and-answer session and final encore performance. There is no pre-registration nor fees to participate in the workshop. At the conclusion of the evening show, Molodi will be available for a “meet and greet” with autographs and pictures. Admission to the evening show will be free with valid UF identification. Community members will be charged $10 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the University of Findlay’s Student Activities/Campus Program Board Office located in the Alumni Memorial Union, office 8-A. Tickets will be available beginning Monday. Hours of sales will be Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Molodi is presented by the University of Findlay’s Campus Program Board. Call 419-434-4606 for more information. For more information on Molodi, visit www.molodilive.com.
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UF Concert-Chorale Extravaganza 3:00 pm
UF Concert-Chorale Extravaganza @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm
Two works by Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini will highlight the University of Findlay’s spring Concert-Chorale extravaganza set for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Thomas, Kathleen and William Donnell Theater. Showcasing almost 90 soaring voices and a 44-piece orchestra conducted by music professor and Director of Choral Activities Micheal F. Anders, the event will present the “Messa di Gloria” and “Mottetto per San Paulino.” It will be the first concert by a UF ensemble at the Marathon Center, as well as the final UF choir concert led by Anders, who has conducted the University’s Concert-Chorale for 35 years and is retiring. He will continue to work with the musical theatre program and Donnell Broadway Concert Series. Featured soloists will be soprano Angie Gwinn, tenor JR Fralick, baritone Lance Ashmore, and bass John Hines. Gwinn is a Charlotte, North Carolina, resident who holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in vocal performance from the Juilliard School. She has had roles with the San Francisco Opera, Merola Opera Center, San Francisco’s Western Opera Theatre and New York City Opera’s National Company. She has portrayed the title role in Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and Marguerite in Gounod’s “Faust.” Fralick is professor of voice in the Music Conservatory of Baldwin-Wallace College. He is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and has been heard worldwide. He has appeared as soloist in more than a dozen symphonic works, including Jan Radzynski’s “Shirat Ma’ayan” with the Jerusalem Symphony and Britten’s “Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings” with the Kansas City Symphony, and will tour with the Music Inspire Africa orchestra as tenor soloist in “Messiah.” Ashmore is a member of the voice faculties at UF, Bowling Green State University and Ohio Northern University. His performing career has been centered in the Midwest, especially in Ohio and Michigan, where he has performed with the Cleveland Opera, Toledo Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Piccolo Opera and Lyric Opera Cleveland. He’s had leading roles in productions of “Carmen” and “The Marriage of Figaro” and played Captain Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” at Heritage Music Theatre in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hines has performed in Italy, Austria, Russia and the United States. With a symphonic, oratorio and operatic repertory comprising nearly 75 works, his performances include Handel’s “Messiah,” the requiem masses of Verdi and Mozart, Beethoven’s “Piano Fantasy” and “9th Symphony” and Haydn’s “Creation,” the latter of which he performed with the UF Concert-Chorale in 2015. Tickets are free to the public. They may be reserved at the Marathon Center box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The box office can also be accessed online at www.marathoncenterarts.org or by calling 419-423-2787.
Adam Cappa 8:00 pm
Adam Cappa @ Yoder Recital Hall
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm
BLUFFTON — Recording artist and songwriter Adam Cappa will kick off Spiritual Life Week at Bluffton University during an 8 p.m. concert Sunday, April 10, in Yoder Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Cappa released his first full-length studio album “The Rescue” in 2012 on BEC Recordings. He had Billboard success with his first single “The Rescue,” which peaked at 22 on the Billboard Christian Chart and at seven on the Billboard Heatseakers Chart for new and developing artists. Cappa will also lead the music during a worship service preceding the concert at 7 p.m. The service will include a message by Spiritual Life Speaker Cyneatha Millsaps, lead pastor at Community Mennonite Church in Markham, Illinois. Millsaps, who also serves as a multicultural liaison for the Illinois Mennonite Conference, will present a lecture at 11 a.m. April 12 titled “Living and Trusting in the Word of God.” The talk will be given in Founders Hall on campus. There is no charge to attend. The theme for Spiritual Life Week is “No Longer Strangers: Together in God’s Family” based on Ephesians 2:19. One week each semester is set aside for Spiritual Life Week, a special time for focusing on Christian life. Students play a major role in planning activities during the week that help strengthen growth and faithfulness in their relationship with God. The week includes guest speakers and special times of worship.
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United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting 5:30 pm
United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm
The United Way of Hancock County will hold its 61st annual meeting Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Gaslight Society reception for donors of $750 or more annually. The annual dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social reception, meal and presentations. Two community members will be honored during the event. Alisha Schroeder will receive the Secor Scholar Award, a $2,000 renewable scholarship honoring Steven and Doris Secor; and David Whikehart will be presented with the Jeri Bjorling Memorial Distinguished Volunteer Award. The event costs $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. Register by visiting LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org or call 419-423-1432.
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Child Abuse Prevention Kickoff Breakfast Ceremony 8:30 am
Child Abuse Prevention Kickoff Breakfast Ceremony @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am
Hancock County Job & Family Services will host the annual Child Abuse Prevention Kickoff Breakfast Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. The event is open to everyone in the community who would like to join the agency in celebrating National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Those attending are encouraged to wear blue. Immediately following the breakfast will be a presentation of balloons in front of the Hancock County Courthouse.
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Spring Fling Ladies Luncheon 12:00 pm
Spring Fling Ladies Luncheon @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm
FOREST — Deb Harvitt, owner of De-Clutter with Deb professional organizing service, will be the keynote speaker during the Spring Fling Ladies Luncheon fundraiser, to benefit the Forest-Jackson Public Library, at noon April 14 at the library, 102 W. Lima St., Forest. Kathy Miller will cater the event and the meal will include roast beef, twice-baked potato and broccoli salad. A dessert bar, provided by Friends of the Library, is also included. Cost is $12 per person and reservations are required by calling the library at 419-273-2400.
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North Baltimore Library Blood Drive 4:00 pm
North Baltimore Library Blood Drive @ Powell Elementary School
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NORTH BALTIMORE — Powell Elementary School and Friends of the North Baltimore Public Library are hosting a blood drive Friday. The blood drive will be in the Powell gymnasium at 500 N. Main St. from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those who give blood will be entered to win prizes. Participants can preregister by calling 1-800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org
Van Buren High School Cabaret 2016 7:30 pm
Van Buren High School Cabaret 2016 @ Van Buren High School
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm
VAN BUREN — The Van Buren High School Music Department presents Cabaret 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.
The Huntertones 8:00 pm
The Huntertones @ Alexandria's
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
Part of the Arts Partnership’s After Hours series. The New York-based jazz group features heavy horn-driven compositions that meld jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, gospel, R&B, and rock. General admission tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. Ticket sales will begin Aug. 10 for Arts Partnership patrons and on Aug. 24 to the public.
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Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K 9:00 am
Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K @ Downtown Findlay
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am
The American Heart Association will host the Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K on April 16 in downtown Findlay. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Findlay Family YMCA. A ceremony is planned at 9 a.m. The Heart Walk is a key fundraiser for the American Heart Association and supports its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Nearly 1,000 participants will join millions of people walking in cities across the country as part of that lifesaving mission. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is the signature sponsor of this year’s event, and the company’s chief financial officer, Ginger Jones, is the 2016 Hancock County event chairman. The Heart Walk is a key component of the American Heart Association’s “My Heart. My Life.” program, a health, wellness and fitness platform developed to empower Americans to get healthier. Local businesses and organizations help support the Heart Walk by forming company teams and/or by becoming sponsors. In addition to promoting heart-healthy lifestyles and raising critical funds for life-saving research and education, the Heart Walk honors loved ones lost to heart disease and stroke as well as celebrates survivors. Among the survivors is 44-year-old Travis Knight of Findlay, who has lived with Atrial Fibrillation for the past five years. While at work one morning, Knight’s heartbeat started racing, he felt lightheaded and broke out in a sweat. Testing revealed the AFib diagnosis, in which the heart’s two small upper chambers beat irregularly and too fast. If left untreated, AFib can lead to serious issues including stroke and heart failure. Doctors prescribed medication and performed an ablation. Knight cites his wife, Jenni, and children, Gracie and Charley, as his motivation to participate in the Heart Walk. The event will also feature the Cooper Tire Heart Challenge, which is a free obstacle court challenge open to children ages 12 and younger. Registration for the 5K is $30 per person. There is no registration fee for the walk. The American Heart Association’s 2020 goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. For more information, visit www.heart.org/hancockcountywalk or call 419-740-9669.
Raise Choir 7:30 pm
Raise Choir @ Yoder Recital Hall
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm
Raise Choir is bringing a performance of spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel music to Bluffton University for its April Artist Series. The choir was formed in Columbus in 1986 and its members represent several churches, choirs and denominations. The university’s gospel choir will join the Raise Choir for several selections. Tickets are available at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at the Marbeck Center information desk. Reserved seats are $15 for Bluffton faculty and staff, $5 for Bluffton students, $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and non-Bluffton college students and younger and $10 for children ages 6-13. Kids 5 and under admitted free.
The Broadway Boys 7:30 pm
The Broadway Boys @ Biggs Theatre at Freed Center
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm
ADA — The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts will host The Broadway Boys at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Freed Center’s Biggs Theatre. The Broadway Boys are a collection of Broadway singers who have performed on “America’s Got Talent” and “The Today Show.” Their album, Lullaby of Broadway, debuted at No. 6 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Tickets for each of the Freed Center performances are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors, $15 for ONU faculty and staff and $10 for students and children. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at freedcenter.com
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Run the Res 2:00 pm
Run the Res @ Fostoria Reservoirs 2 and 3
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FOSTORIA — The seventh annual “Run the Res” around Fostoria’s Reservoirs 2 and 3 will be held at 2 p.m. April 17. The 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer walk/run is hosted by Susie Shiff and her family in memory of her husband, Jeff, who died of colon cancer in 2008. “My children and I started ‘Run the Res’ to celebrate my husband’s life and love of running. Jeff enjoyed running the ‘res’ so the name was an easy choice,” Shiff said. “He is missed greatly, but this event is one way we are carrying out his memory in a positive way that benefits others in our community.” Pre-registration continues through Monday. The day of the events, registration and packet pickup is from noon to 1:45 p.m. in the brick shelter house at City Park, near the corner of Vine and Van Buren streets in Fostoria. A children’s fun run, for 3- to 9-year-olds, will be held at 1 p.m. The 5K and 10K races will loop around Reservoirs 2 and 3, named Lake Mottram and Lake Lamberjack, located at the end of Fremont and Tiffin streets, then down Tiffin Street to Hancock County 262 and back to the finish. Race results will be tabulated using computer chips attached to runners’ and walkers’ shoes. Pre-registration for the 5K and 10K races costs $20, which includes a soft cotton T-shirt; or $25, which includes a Tek T-shirt. Registration on race day is $25 and a shirt is not guaranteed. Pre-registration for the children’s fun run, which is 400 yards, costs $10 and includes a shirt. Registration on race day costs $15 and a shirt is not guaranteed. In 2015, over 300 adults and children participated in the event, which raised $6,000 for ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital’s Cancer Fund. To register, or for more information, online at: runtheres.org or info@runtheres.org or call Susie Shiff, 419-435-1772.
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St. Wendelin Bakery Bingo 7:00 pm
St. Wendelin Bakery Bingo @ St. Wendelin Parish & School
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin Parish & School will host its third annual Bakery Bingo event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the Parish Hall, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. Bingo cards are $1 each and slices of pizza are $2 each. Money generated will help the St. Wendelin Parents Association fund future events and supply mini grants to teachers for classroom materials. The event is open to the public.
An Evening at the Cabaret 7:30 pm
An Evening at the Cabaret @ Cory-Rawson High School Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
RAWSON — The Cory-Rawson Impressions presents “An Evening at the Cabaret” at 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 23 in the Cory-Rawson High School Auditorium. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. A silent auction will be held and snacks and drinks will be provided for those attending.
Bluffton University Pops Concert 7:30 pm
Bluffton University Pops Concert @ Yoder Recital Hall
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Four Bluffton University musical ensembles will come together to present the annual Pops Concert. Providing instrumental music will be the university’s Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band, both conducted by Dr. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music. Dr. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music, conducts both performing choral groups, Camerata Singers and the University Chorale. Accompanying the Chorale’s performance will be Ana Yoder Coulter on piano. The concert will feature a mix of Broadway tunes, secular music and songs with an international flair.
The Four Seasons with a Twist 8:00 pm
The Four Seasons with a Twist @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Toledo Symphony, violin soloists and celebrated Argentine Tango dancers will collaborate for a special performance at the University of Findlay at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. “The Four Seasons with a Twist,” presented as a conductor-less performance, features two compositions: the much beloved “Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi and a tango setting of “Seasons of South America” by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. During the South American seasons, dancers from The Ballroom Company, including Erin Myrice, Nicole Nieves, Kristin Rummell, Kyle Solomon and Gil Aromas, will join the orchestra to illustrate the music through tango. UF’s Marie Louden-Hanes, art history professor, will narrate. It’s the “Four Seasons” as you’ve never heard it before with Vivaldi’s classic paired with Piazzolla’s tango-flavored depiction of changing seasons in his native Argentina. Two Toledo Symphony Orchestra musicians, including concertmaster Kirk Toth and Merwin Sui, will perform in virtuosic solo roles. This event is part of the University’s Concert and Lecture Series. Tickets are on sale at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Findlay. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for UF faculty, staff and non-UF students. UF student tickets are free with a valid UF ID. They can be purchased online at www.marathoncenterarts.org, by calling the performing arts center at 419-423-2787 or by stopping by the box office at 200 W. Main Cross St.
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An Evening at the Cabaret 7:30 pm
An Evening at the Cabaret @ Cory-Rawson High School Auditorium
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm
RAWSON — The Cory-Rawson Impressions presents “An Evening at the Cabaret” at 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 23 in the Cory-Rawson High School Auditorium. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door. A silent auction will be held and snacks and drinks will be provided for those attending.
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Swing in the Spring 7:30 pm
Swing in the Spring @ Freed Center
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
ADA — The ONU Jazz Ensemble will present “Swing in the Spring” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. The Jazz Ensemble will perform a wide selection of classics from the Ellington and Basie bands. The performance also will feature the ONU Student Jazz Combos and Gene Parker on saxophone. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for ONU faculty and staff, and $5 for students and children. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Phone orders are available by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at www.onu.edu/freed.
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Christian Clearing House Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Christian Clearing House Pancake Breakfast @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. The menu will include pancakes, sausage links, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door and are available by calling 419-422-2222. All proceeds benefit the ministries of Christian Clearing House.

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