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Archery Basics for Adults 9:00 am
Archery Basics for Adults @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Join a certified archery instructor and learn about the basics of archery. Participants will learn about equipment, shooting techniques, and safety measures while shooting arrows at targets using a compound bow. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Age: Required to be 18 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants For more information, or registration, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or visit www.hancockparks.com.
Archery Practice 10:45 am
Archery Practice @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 10:45 am – 3:15 pm
Participants who have taken Hancock Park District’s introductory archery courses and want more archery practice can attend this practice session. A certified archery instructor will supervise and all necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Time: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Ages: Required to be 9 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person with preferred time slot by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. An adult must accompany children ages 15 and under. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants per time slot
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.
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Rock and Fossil Collections 1:00 pm
Rock and Fossil Collections @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A program about rock and fossil collections, hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held during an open house from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Visitors may bring a pet rock, discover how it might have been formed and enter it in a pet rock contest. A rock collection and a fossil collection will be available to view and information will be available. The family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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.
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Opossums Program for Toddlers 10:00 am
Opossums Program for Toddlers @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program for toddlers about opossums will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The program will include a story and crafts. The event is for children, 3 years old and under, accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
A Romp Through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna 7:30 pm
A Romp Through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna @ OSU Lima Visitor/Student Center
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will host “A Romp through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna,” presented by Jim McCormac, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the OSU Visitor/Student Center, 3900 Campus Drive, Ohio State University, Lima campus. The pictorial adventure will examine well-known plants and animals, and obscure species few have encountered. The importance of all the cogs of the ecological wheel, and the need to protect them, will be shown. This program is free and open to the public. Visit www.tri-moraineaudubon.org for more details.
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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.
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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.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
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Leonids Meteor Shower Program 6:00 pm
Leonids Meteor Shower Program @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm
A program about the Leonids Meteor Shower will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the portable planetarium in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The meteor shower continues through Nov. 30 with the peak this Friday. The program will be hosted by the Hancock Park District. Participants must sit on the floor. The family program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. Wednesday online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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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 kpressel@fcs.org or call 419-422-7158.
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The Life Cycle of a Star 6:00 pm
The Life Cycle of a Star @ Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm
Susan Nims, with the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program on the life cycle of a star at 6 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, participants may view Saturn and Mercury through telescopes that are provided or they may bring their own. Club members will be available to assist. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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.
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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.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
What Animals Do In Winter 9:00 am
What Animals Do In Winter @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A daylong program about what animals do in preparation for winter will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The program is for children 6 to 12 years old. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. today, either online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 24 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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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
 

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