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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 7:00 am
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Dec 4 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
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Tiffin Winterfest
Tiffin Winterfest @ Tiffin, Ohio
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
Experience the excitement of the approaching holidays at Winterfest, a Victorian Weekend in historic downtown Tiffin Dec. 5-7. While browsing through the town, discover the beautiful Victorian architecture. The weekend will offer adventure, art, music, quiet reflection and even a dash or two of romance. Young and old will discover the fascination of the holidays starting Friday at 6 p.m. with the Carolers Walk and the lighting of the Christmas tree that will take place on the Courthouse Square. At the square, ice skating will begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m.. Carriage rides will be available in the downtown. Tiffin University Christmas will be held at the Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., at 7 p.m. After the tree lighting Heidelberg University students and the New Riegel Co. will perform. Stroll the downtown lit with luminaries and enjoy the many events. Saturday brings more excitement with breakfast with St. Nicholas at Calvert Elementary School Cafeteria or pancakes with Santa at the YMCA. For all the running enthusiasts, plan to participate in the “Run Like the Dickens,” a 5K Race that starts at 9 a.m. at 30 S. Washington St. Ice skating will continue from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Children can partake in free make-it-and-take-it workshops at the Laird Arcade or visit the petting zoo. The annual Christmas parade will start at 11 a.m. For those that missed Santa at breakfast, they can visit him at the Elks, 106 E. Perry St. from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The carriage rides will continue from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting on Court Street. Another event is the English Afternoon Tea and Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at the Old Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Market St. Sunday is packed with more fun-filled events. Ice skating continues from noon until 6 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., “Operation Elf” will take place at The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 77 Jefferson St., this is a community Christmas party. The Tiffin Historic Trust annual Holiday House tour will take place. Visitors can see beautifully decorated houses with different decors. In the spirit of Christmas, guests can walk through the live Nativity on St. Francis campus from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Music Bach’s Concert Series: Findlay String Quartet 11:30 am
Music Bach’s Concert Series: Findlay String Quartet @ The University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Dec 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Music Bach’s Concert Series is a free lunch time concert series hosted by University of Findlay in the Alumni Memorial Union Atrium. Community members are welcome to attend! This month the Findlay String Quartet performing a show entitled “Classical Christmas” will be featured. Pack a lunch or purchase one in the Cave, an on-site restaurant located in the Alumni Memorial Union.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols 7:30 pm
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers and University Chorale, along with a brass ensemble, will headline “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” the university’s Christmas choral concert, Dec. 5 in Yoder Recital Hall. The program is designed around a historical structure of Scripture readings and Christmas carols. The readings, taken from prophetic writings about the Messiah’s coming and from the Christmas story, are interspersed with various Christmas pieces. Tickets are available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at the box office at the Marbeck Center information desk. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music, conducts both Camerata Singers, a select chamber choir, and the University Chorale, a 66-voice, mixed ensemble. Accompanying the choirs, and the audience during three carols, will be pianist Ana Yoder Coulter, an adjunct instructor. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music, is coaching a unique brass ensemble assembled for the concert. Including university faculty, staff and administrators, as well as students, the ensemble will open the program. Four of its student members will form a brass quartet that will also perform with the choirs, and students from the choirs will serve as Scripture readers.
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Pioneer Holiday Tea 10:30 am
Pioneer Holiday Tea @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.: Join the costumed staff at the 1847 McKinnis House for a holiday tea featuring dulcimer music, pioneer holiday traditions, hot tea and sweet breads. Register with $8 per person by Thursday, December 4. If children are attending, they are required to be ages 9 and up
Christmas Open House 5:00 pm
Christmas Open House @ Hancock Historical Museum
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Hull family as they celebrate Christmas in 1890s. Musical entertainment, crafts and games, storytelling, and a visit by Father Christmas. Refreshments provided.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
Celebration of Christmas 7:30 pm
Celebration of Christmas @ Great Room at First Presbyterian Church
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate the season by joining The Millstream Singers and the Old Millstream Ringers at the Great Room at First Presbyterian Church! They will be performing many holiday favorites!
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Christmas Open House 1:00 pm
Christmas Open House @ Hancock Historical Museum
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Hull family as they celebrate Christmas in 1890s. Musical entertainment, crafts and games, storytelling, and a visit by Father Christmas. Refreshments provided.
Home for the Holidays with UF Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble 3:00 pm
Home for the Holidays with UF Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble @ Van Buren High School
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble presents its annual Christmas concert at Van Buren High School. Admission is free but tickets are required.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings 7:00 pm
Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sandi Patty Christmas Blessings @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium | Findlay | Ohio | United States
Enjoy the sounds of the season with Grammy Award-winning singer Sandi Patty, performing Christmas favorites! Sandi is the one of the most awarded female vocalists in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards,five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold. She has released over 30 albums, including her latest album “Christmas Blessings.”
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
21st Annual Victorian Christmas Dinner 6:30 pm
21st Annual Victorian Christmas Dinner @ Carrothers House at the University of Findlay
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum is proud to announce the 21st annual Victorian Christmas Dinner, to be held at Carrothers Home, the president’s residence at the University of Findlay. Guests to the Victorian Christmas Dinner will enjoy more than just a meal, but a true experience! Guests will be greeted at Carrothers Home by coachmen and butler. Guests may tour the home prior to the meal while enjoying old-fashioned “wassail” and appetizers. A four course meal will follow, with Cornish hen as the entrée. Each guest will enjoy a variety of traditional homemade “savories” following the meal, including sugarplums, mints, candied orange and grapefruit peel, spiced pecans, and pulled taffy. Christmas carolers and instrumentalists will provide entertainment throughout the evening. The Victorian Christmas Dinner Committee sees to the historic authenticity of every detail, including the many handmade decorations. Come experience the tastes, the sounds, and the smells of this favorite event.
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons 9:00 pm
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons @ Alexandria's
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons will bring their original roots rock music to Alexandria’s Gastropub in Findlay on Dec. 12. Ohio native Perley is a dynamic frontwoman who commands the stage with her booming voice and incisive lyrics. Backed by the Howlin’ Moons, Perley is winning over nonbelievers the old-fashioned way: tireless touring and well-crafted albums such as 2014’s Hey Kid. Songs such as the barnstorming hard rocker “Hurricane” and the rootsier, pedal steel-driven “Ghost” are irresistible earworms with indelible choruses. Perley’s band features longtime friends Billy Zehnal and Chris Connor on bass and lead guitar and Jeff Martin on drums.
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Train Town 10:00 am
Train Town @ Allen County Fairgrounds
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Putnam Association of Railfans will host a model railroad show and swap meet at the Allen County Fairgrounds. The show will feature all gauges, railfan items, toy trains, operating layouts, free parking and food concessions. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided free to exhibitors until 10 a.m.
North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
A Litzenberg Holiday Celebration 6:00 pm
A Litzenberg Holiday Celebration @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ready the family in the spirit of the holiday season at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Participate in a house tour of the historic 1847McKinnis House, make a natural holiday ornament, stroll the grounds and peek into the past on a candle light walk and enjoy cookies and wassail while listening to holiday music provided by The Heritage Minstrels. Register with $5 per vehicle by Thursday, December 11.
21st Annual Victorian Christmas Dinner 6:30 pm
21st Annual Victorian Christmas Dinner @ Carrothers House at the University of Findlay
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum is proud to announce the 21st annual Victorian Christmas Dinner, to be held at Carrothers Home, the president’s residence at the University of Findlay. Guests to the Victorian Christmas Dinner will enjoy more than just a meal, but a true experience! Guests will be greeted at Carrothers Home by coachmen and butler. Guests may tour the home prior to the meal while enjoying old-fashioned “wassail” and appetizers. A four course meal will follow, with Cornish hen as the entrée. Each guest will enjoy a variety of traditional homemade “savories” following the meal, including sugarplums, mints, candied orange and grapefruit peel, spiced pecans, and pulled taffy. Christmas carolers and instrumentalists will provide entertainment throughout the evening. The Victorian Christmas Dinner Committee sees to the historic authenticity of every detail, including the many handmade decorations. Come experience the tastes, the sounds, and the smells of this favorite event.
The Old Millstream Ringers: Joy of Christmas 7:00 pm
The Old Millstream Ringers: Joy of Christmas @ First Presbyterian Church - Fostoria
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Moya Brennan Concert 7:30 pm
Moya Brennan Concert @ Logan's Irish Pub
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy an unforgettable evening of seasonal music from the Emerald Isle, featuring Irish icon Moya Brennan. As lead singer of the Grammy award-winning group Clannad, Moya helped introduce Celtic music to a worldwide audience with an infectious mix of traditional melodies in new age pop. This festive program offers the timeless, soulful atmosphere of her music in a special holiday show of celebration and reflection. Drawling on a rich selection of classic Irish songs and carols, Moya and her band will warm the heart with the spirit of the season.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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A Christmas Celebration with the Toledo Symphony 7:30 pm
A Christmas Celebration with the Toledo Symphony @ First Lutheran Church
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
First Lutheran Church in Tiffin will host the Toledo Symphony under the direction of Sara Jobin, Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The symphony will present “A Christmas Celebration,” a program of sacred music, which will include one number featuring the church’s Schantz organ played by the church organist, Curtis King. Tickets can be purchased at the church Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
FHS Pops Concert 7:30 pm
FHS Pops Concert @ R. L. Heminger Auditorium
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Pops Concert. The theme for the concert is “Looking Back: 30 Years of Making Music” and the orchestra will perform popular selections performed by Findlay orchestra students over the past 30 years. The audience will learn interesting facts about each musical selection. Tim Mattis, director of the Findlay Trojan Marching Band and Pantasia Steelband, will serve as the commentator. Mattis will also showcase his keyboarding skills, performing on the typewriter for the musical selection “The Typewriter” by Leroy Anderson. Other selections include: “Jupiter” by Gustav Holst, “Tales from the Vienna Woods Waltz” by Richard Strauss, “Salute to the Big Apple,” “The Muppet Medley,” and “The Pink Panther” and “Theme from Peter Gunn” by Henry Mancini. This is Pressel’s 22nd year teaching orchestra at Findlay City Schools. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in violin performance from Ohio University. Anita Schaible serves as assistant director.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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North Pole Express 5:00 pm
North Pole Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Dec 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NWORRP will start the North Pole Express the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, through Jan. 4. This is an outdoor ride so dress for the weather.
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