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Ted Yoder 7:00 pm
Ted Yoder @ Bluffton Town Hall
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Bluffton Town Hall Series brings Ted Yoder and his hammer dulcimer to the village at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Yoder’s fame started when he was named the 2010 National Hammer Dulcimer Champion and has evolved from there. His inspired musical style “Yoderizes” the hammer dulcimer from its traditional folk origins to powerful arrangements of favorite modern tunes.
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Hotel California 7:30 pm
Hotel California @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm
Hotel California will take the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts through a showcase of the Eagles’ megahits at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. 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 marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30 to $60. For more than two decades, Hotel California has toured the world, faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy-award winning sounds of the Eagles, reaching a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists, according to the Marathon Center’s website. The show incorporates the group’s own world-renowned vocal harmony and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a modern stage spectacle. Songs performed include “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” and, of course, “Hotel California,” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh. For more information, visit www.hotelcal.com or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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Janice Sunflower 8:00 pm
Janice Sunflower @ Mustard Seed Cafe
Jan 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Native flute player Janice Sunflower will perform a free concert at the Mustard Seed Cafe, 562 N. Main St., Bluffton, from 8-10 p.m. Jan. 14. Janice Trytten (Sunflower) enjoys parallel lives as a native flute player and a professional horn player in the Cincinnati area. Since the late 1980s, she and her family have attended and participated in many living history events, from which the native flute playing developed.
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McKinnis House Open House 1:00 pm
McKinnis House Open House @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house will be held at the 1847 McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. A ham and bean dish will be fixed on the cast iron wood stove. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.
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Animal Adaptations 6:30 pm
Animal Adaptations @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will have an “Animal Adaptations” program presented by the Toledo Zoo at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Participants will learn how animals have adapted for their survival.
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Beach Bash Concert 6:00 pm
Beach Bash Concert @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Findlay Elks will host a Beach Bash Concert for Hancock County charities, headlined by the Reunion Band with the Midnight Riders opening. There will be dancing and games of chance with many prizes available. Concertgoers are encouraged to wear beach attire.
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Mother Nature Tea 9:30 am
Mother Nature Tea @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am
The Hancock Park District will be hosting its eighth annual Mother Nature Tea on Jan. 23 in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Times will be 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The same program will be offered each time. Mother Nature, portrayed by Chris Allen, will read a story about winter. After the story, children will have “tea” and a snack. After serving there will be activities and a craft for children. Children must be 4-6 years old and accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may not attend. One adult is required for every two children. Register, with $4 per person, by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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