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Findlay Salvation Army Soup for Two 11:00 am
Findlay Salvation Army Soup for Two @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Salvation Army of Findlay will hold its annual Soup for Two fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St. For $7, diners will have their choice of one soup along with salad, bread, dessert and a drink. Diners may upgrade to two soups for $10. Dine-in and carryout are available. Soups will be provided by Main Street Deli, Cheddar’s, We Serve. Coffee and Sodexo at the University of Findlay. Salad will be supplied by Great Scot; bread will be provided by Bread Kneads; and cookies will be provided by Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Carnevale 2017 5:30 pm
Carnevale 2017 @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A regional accounting firm will present Carnevale 2017 next month as a direct fundraiser for Flag City Honor Flight. Gilmore Jasion Mahler’s Italian festival-style event will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, featuring music and live performers, Italian specialties, a live auction and other surprises. Tickets are on sale now; call the agency at 419-423-4481 for more details. Last year’s event raised over $42,000 and helped Flag City Honor Flight pay to take two flights of veterans to Washington, D.C., this year.
Altrusa Club Fall Craft Show 10:00 am
Altrusa Club Fall Craft Show @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Altrusa Club of Findlay will host a fall vendor and craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Findlay Moose Lodge, 1029 W. Main Cross St. Twenty-two vendors and crafters will have items for sale. Food will be available for purchase and there will be a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets. All proceeds will be used toward scholarships.
Kiwanis Shuffle 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run 10:00 am
Kiwanis Shuffle 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run @ Emory Adams Park
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Findlay will host the Kiwanis Shuffle 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run at 10 a.m. Nov. 4 at Emory Adams Park, 1827 S. Blanchard St. Registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run prior to Oct. 27. After this date, registration cost increases to $25 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Findlay/KiwanisShuffle5KFunRun. Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Closet project which provides schools with clothing and supplies for children in need.
TGMA Gospel Music and Dinner 5:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music and Dinner @ Southside Family Restaurant
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present Gospel singing and dinner Nov. 4 at the Southside Family Restaurant, 3050 S. Main St. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. with singing featuring the Salvation Singers, Peggy Hamilton and One Voice from 6-8 p.m. For information, call Mark Glick at 419-934-5456.
Pursuits of Passion 7:30 pm
Pursuits of Passion @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will perform with guest piano soloist Yaoyue Huang. Maestro Crafton Beck will lead the orchestra in a performance featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme by Haydn.” Huang is working on her doctorate at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and was awarded first prize in the Lima Symphony Young Artist Competition in April. She will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23.
Ohio Music Teachers Association Honors Recital 2:00 pm
Ohio Music Teachers Association Honors Recital @ First Presbyterian Church
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay Chapter of the Ohio Music Teachers Association will present its second annual honors recital at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Elementary, middle school and senior high pianists will perform works from the 17th to 20th centuries in a variety of styles. The recital is open to the public. Performers include Kirsten Harrington, Andrew and Emily Tomlinson, Amy Flowers, David Chen, Yano Rao, Ethan Bodnarik, Ethan Zheng, Matthew Bechtol, Laura Reed, Mikhi Walton, Mattea Lutz, AnnaGrace Leszkowicz, Madeline Spann, Grace Jung, Ryleigh Spann, Daniel Jung, Claire Flake, Liberty Lerma, Devin Armstrong, Sean Trenkamp, Emma Otley, David Mace, Katie Kitchen and Carl Rupp. Teachers include Joan Benedict, Celia Stockton, Natalie Denhoff, Kathy Price, Twinkle Ratnasamy, Marlene Rayl, Lois Teatsorth and Alsbrooks Smith Jr., program coordinator.
Music of the Martyrs: A Choral Tapestry 6:30 pm
Music of the Martyrs: A Choral Tapestry @ Yoder Recital Hall
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm
Bluffton University will present “Music of the Martyrs: A Choral Tapestry” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Yoder Recital Hall. Directed by Mark Suderman, the free event will feature organist Shirley Sprunger King from Bluffton’s class of 1967 performing “Singing at the Fire,” a three-movement composition by Brent Weaver featuring stories from the “Martyrs Mirror.” The concert presents choral arrangements of hymns that reflect the Christian commitment to faithful and costly witness, including but not limited to Anabaptist martyr songs.
Book Cellar Half-Off Sale 10:00 am
Book Cellar Half-Off Sale @ The Book Cellar
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s used book shop, the Book Cellar, will hold a half-off sale this week. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The Book Cellar is located in the lower level of the library. Store proceeds benefit the library. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Amy Felkner Benefit Dinner and Bike Run 11:00 am
Amy Felkner Benefit Dinner and Bike Run @ Dave’s Hideaway
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am
A benefit and bike run will be held at Dave’s Hideaway in November for Amy Felkner of Findlay. The 41-year-old single mother has been diagnosed with stage four gall bladder cancer and is preparing to resume chemotherapy at the OSU James Cancer Center in Columbus. Doctors removed Felkner’s gall bladder and half of her liver two years ago, followed by radiation treatments then nearly a year of remission. The cancer returned to her liver, stomach and lymph nodes in October 2016, leading to more radiation and eight months of chemotherapy. A PET scan this fall revealed the cancer has returned to her liver and is fast-growing. Check-in for the Nov. 11 bike run begins at 11 a.m., with bikes leaving at noon. Cost is $10 for individual riders, $15 for couples. Ride T-shirts can be preordered for $15 by calling Charlotte at 567-342-2941. The benefit will run from 3-9 p.m. featuring a $7 hog roast meal, 50/50 raffle and silent auction, a DJ and karaoke. Live entertainment will be provided by George Baldridge and the band Diesel. A GoFundMe page has been set up in Felkner’s name. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/uvt9p-fight-against-cancer to donate.
God and Country 7:30 pm
God and Country @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Sojourner Quartet will perform a Veterans Day concert, “God and Country,” with the help of Susan Kayser on the piano. The quartet is a southern gospel group that sings with professional musician tracks recorded at Chapel Valley Studios in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee. Members are Isaac Steinhour (tenor and Findlay High School graduate), Mark May (Findlay native, baritone and member since 1992), Larry Counterman (bass and Indiana resident), and Jeff McGlade (lead and Findlay resident since 1984). The concert will include patriotic favorites like “America The Beautiful” and “God Bless America” along with a tribute to the armed forces. Veterans will be admitted free and their seats can be reserved.
Brent Neuenschwander 3:00 pm
Brent Neuenschwander @ First Presbyterian Church
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm
Brent Neuenschwander, First Presbyterian Church director of music, will present a concert of organ music in the church sanctuary as part of its 2017 Artist Series. The concert will feature music from composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles-Marie Widor. In addition, Neuenschwander will perform a special variation set on the national anthem. A free-will offering will be received.
Andrew Liebermann and Stephanie Titus 7:30 pm
Andrew Liebermann and Stephanie Titus @ Yoder Recital Hall
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University faculty members Andrew Liebermann and Stephanie Titus will introduce 20th and 21st century compositions for piano and saxophone that push the instruments’ boundaries. Most of the works presented are by living composers and some are rarely played due to their extreme difficulty.
Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert 7:30 pm
Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra will pay a musical tribute to some of the iconic heroes and villains who have shaped popular culture at its annual pops concert Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Findlay High School’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5, and the money collected supports the orchestra program. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Courtney Rinesmith and Rachel Krueger, both seniors, will perform a piano duo titled “The Scarlet Cape.” In addition, a selection called “The Ludlows” will feature Sophie Wohl, senior, and Gabi Gazette, junior, on violin; Chloe Sena, senior, on piano; and Jason Wagner, FHS art teacher, on guitar. The orchestra will perform seven additional selections, including: music from “Godzilla”; “Peer Gynt Suite” selections; “Star Wars (Main Title)”; “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead”; “A Matador’s Tale”; “A Carol for Another Christmas”; and “The Phantom of the Opera.” A commentary and slideshow will introduce each piece. Wagner will serve as the commentator and Jan Bishop will provide interlude harp music. For more information, email Ken Pressel at email@example.com or call 419-422-7158.
Service Group of the Mennonite Home Communities Bake Sale 9:00 am
Service Group of the Mennonite Home Communities Bake Sale @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Service Group of the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Bluffton, will hold its annual Thanksgiving bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Mennonite Memorial Home lobby, 410 W. Elm St. The sale will feature a variety of baked goods including cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies, noodles and breads. The service group will also sell and take orders for homemade hickory nut and black walnut pies. Call Benji Bergstrand at 419-358-1015, ext. 248, with questions or to place a phone order. Proceeds from the sales will be used to benefit the elders of MHCO.
Siberian Solstice 7:00 pm
Siberian Solstice @ Christ’s Church
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
Originating as a small church band that played three Trans-Siberian Orchestra songs as part of a Christmas service in 2005, Siberian Solstice realized the power and inspiration possible with TSO music and began putting together a complete show of TSO songs. The show includes the narrated story, “The Angel’s Gift,” and features a light show along with a video presentation. Admission: Free, with freewill offering taken.
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers Concert @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation along with the Christmas holiday, the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers will present a concert featuring selections by Bach and Handel. The performance, which will be free and open to the public, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. No tickets will be required. It will be conducted by SeaHwa Jung, assistant professor of music. Musical selections will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” and George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” Bach’s piece, which translates to “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” is a choral cantata composed during the 1700s in honor of Reformation Day, which is traditionally celebrated on Oct. 31. It was first published in 1821, and comprises eight movements. Handel’s “Messiah” is an English language oratorio composed in 1741. Structurally resembling operatic form, this piece is not as dramatic. It was written for modest vocal and instrumental inclusion. Over the years, however, it has been adapted to accommodate larger choirs and soaring performances depicting Jesus’ life, the passion and resurrection.
Women’s Resource Center Turkey Trot 5K 9:00 am
Women’s Resource Center Turkey Trot 5K @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
The seventh annual Women’s Resource Center Turkey Trot 5K, starting at St. Michael Catholic Church, east, will take place Thanksgiving morning. The race begins at 9 a.m. and benefits the work of the center. Family members of all ages are invited to walk, run or crawl. Sign up at www.runsignup.com or visit www.wrchancock.org or call 419-424-9948 for more information.
Birds of Chicago 7:30 pm
Birds of Chicago @ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall at Marathon Center for Performing Arts
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Birds of Chicago will fly into Findlay to play their brand of Americana music as part of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Live @ Armes series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the MCPA’s Roy and Marcia Armes Hall. Led by the husband and wife team of JT Nero and Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago is touring in support of its new EP, “American Flowers,” released on Friday. The group recently finished recording its “sprawling rock and roll circus of an album,” “Love in Wartime,” co-produced by Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, to be released next April on Signature Sounds, according to the band’s website. However, Nero wrote six songs that didn’t fit onto the upcoming album, and having relocated to Nashville, the Birds of Chicago decided to throw themselves their own welcome-to-town party by recording an acoustic EP at Steve Dawson’s Henhouse Studio. New friends like Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids and Maya de Vitry of the Stray Birds joined the recording, and the Birds emerged after a couple of days with the raw, spontaneous, and warm-sounding “American Flowers.” The website describes the EP as “‘Love in Wartime”s cousin from the country,” rounding out Birds of Chicago’s offering of healing, communion and celebration of life through their music. The band members enjoy singing for new audiences, touring 200 nights a year since their 2012 formation, when Nero started writing for Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own — Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together they detected an unmistakable chemistry, according to the website. Drawing heavily from gospel tradition, the music displays “stark, elemental imagery that feels like Scripture, or a lost folk song recovered,” the website said. Partial proceeds from “American Flowers” will go toward Chicago’s South Side-based Teen Living Programs, a nonprofit that benefits homeless and at-risk youth. The Live @ Armes Series is meant to create an intimate, jazz club atmosphere, featuring general admission theater-style seating on the main floor or general admission bistro-style tabletop seating, with four seats per table. The main floor tickets cost $25, the tabletop seats are $35 and they can be ordered by calling the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, and visiting the box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, visit www.birdsofchicago.com.