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Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers 9:00 pm
Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers @ Findlay Elks Lodge North Ridge Banquet Hall
Dec 31 2017 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:30 am
Findlay’s own Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers will rock in the new year with their blend of 1950s and 1960s rock, rockabilly, classic country and swing. Guests will receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight.
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Jones Mansion Twelfth Night Holiday Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Twelfth Night Holiday Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will offer its Twelfth Night Holiday Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at 313 E. Sandusky St. A festive six-course meal will be served with wine and entertainment by Brent Allen Burington, a Columbus-based actor and playwright who will present his new show, “A Few Other Christmas Carols.” Burington will explain the history of Christmas from its pagan roots to the influence Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” had on the holiday. Seating is limited to 40 guests. Tickets cost $75 per person or $140 for couples, and are available by calling the Jones Mansion’s ticket number, 419-427-6110.
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Jammin’ at the Library 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program 6:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program @ Church of the Living God
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The community is invited to participate in the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program on Monday, King’s birthday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This is the center’s 36th tribute program, which has been held every year since its 1982 founding, as well as its 18th Unity Walk. The unity walkers will gather at 5:45 p.m. at the Church of the Living God, 701 N. Main St., and walk as a group to Winebrenner Theological Seminary on the University of Findlay campus. The walk will take about 10 minutes. After a brief ceremony of reflection and prayer, the walkers will return to the church, and the tribute program will begin around 6:30 p.m. The program will consist of prayer; interim speaker comments; music; dance performance; and a keynote speaker, Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., senior pastor at First Christian Church. The program will conclude with a musical and video tribute to King. Jerome Gray, chairman of the Black Heritage Library board, said television was key to the civil rights movement, referencing Steven Levingston’s book, “Kennedy and King.” He said that King was instrumental in getting the attention of President John F. Kennedy, who delivered the Report to the American People on Civil Rights in a June 11, 1963, broadcast from the White House. Gray said that was one of the first times a U.S. president used television to address the nation on a matter of that magnitude, and King wept with joy when he watched the broadcast in Atlanta, as Kennedy called on Congress to take action for black Americans’ civil rights. Gray said the Unity Walk helps drive the movement’s history home for younger participants, in particular.
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Ohio Northern University MLK Day Talk 11:00 am
Ohio Northern University MLK Day Talk @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am
Ohio Northern University is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at ONU at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, 525 S. Main St., Ada. Dr. King spoke at Ohio Northern University’s Taft Gymnasium on Jan. 11, 1968. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis on April 4 of that year. A panel discussion will include four former students as well as two former faculty members and the university’s public relations director at the time.
Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University 11:00 am
Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am
A panel of seven people who witnessed Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at Ohio Northern University in 1968 will share their memories of the event during a panel discussion at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. King spoke at ONU on Jan. 11, 1968. A series of events will honor the 50th anniversary of the speech, ending with the unveiling of a statue of King on April 17 outside of Taft Hall. Panelists for this event are Terry Keiser, Alfred Cohoe, Monty Siekerman, Sadicka White, Bob Parsons, Bob Roberts and Joel Weaver. In 1968, Keiser and Cohoe were ONU faculty, Siekerman was ONU’s director of university information, and the others were ONU students. The event will also feature the ONU Gospel Ensemble and prayers led by current students. King’s talk at ONU was one of the last speeches he gave at a college or university. According to ONU archivist Paul Logsdon, King spoke at Kansas State University on Jan. 19, 1968, and at Manchester College in Indiana on Feb. 1. He was assassinated in Memphis on April 4. Information about King’s visit to ONU is available online at www.onu.edu/mlk.
Jammin’ Instrumental 6:00 pm
Jammin’ Instrumental @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
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A Celebration of Music and Arts 7:30 pm
A Celebration of Music and Arts @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition and Pantasia will share their talents in “A Celebration of Music and Arts,” a dynamic show filled with singing, dancing and the sounds of the islands, at 7:30 this evening at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Also performing will be the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus and Findlay High School alumni Tim Krueger and Steven Wagner. Tickets range from $18 to $23 and can be purchased at MCPA from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and an hour prior to the show.
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University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series: Rachel York 7:30 pm
University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series: Rachel York @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
Rachel York, an actress and singer known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances, will be the next University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series guest artist. Her public concert, with Broadway musician and Tiffin native Phil Reno accompanying her on piano, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $11 for students. UF faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Tickets may be purchased at the box office of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main St.; by calling 419-423-2787; or online at marathoncenterarts.org. As a teenager from Orlando, Florida, York got her first big break in the seductive and playful role of Mallory in the original Tony Award-winning production of “City of Angels” in 1989. She won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress for her “Victor/Victoria” role as Norma Cassidy, opposite Julie Andrews. Other performances include “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Sly Fox” with Richard Dreyfuss, and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with Jonathan Pryce. She also played Lucille Ball in the 2003 CBS movie, “Lucy.” Most recently, she starred on Broadway as Jackie Noelle in “Disaster! The Musical.” Off Broadway, York earned recognition and a Drama Desk Award nomination opposite Julie Andrews in Stephen Sondheim’s “Putting It Together,” and gained additional fame while starring as Reno Sweeney in the Tony Award-winning revival of “Anything Goes” through a U.S. tour. In concert, York has appeared as a soloist worldwide. Some of her performances have been in concert with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; the National Symphony; the Pittsburgh Pops; “Broadway Showstoppers” with Peter Nero and Philly Pops; and “The Sound of Music” at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Rachel’s debut solo album, “Let’s Fall in Love,” was named one of the Top 10 Vocal CDs of the year by Talkin’ Broadway. She can also be heard on the soundtracks of film and Broadway musical recordings. For more information about Rachel York, visit www.rachelyork.net. Reno is the musical director and vocal arranger for the smash hit “Something Rotten!,” a Tony Award-nominated musical comedy that opened on Broadway in 2015. Reno received two Grammy nominations for his work on the “Something Rotten!” cast recording. His other work includes “The Producers” (2001-2007), the Broadway revival of “Promises, Promises” (2010), “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Thou Shalt Not,” “Cats” and “Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.” He has also contributed orchestrations for the television show, “Broadway Under the Stars” (CBS, 2002-2006) and the film adaptation of “The Producers” (2005).
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Jammin’ at the Library 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
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Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series 2:00 pm
Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series @ The Ritz Theatre
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm
The Ritz Theatre will show movies that played an integral role in the building’s history, which was built in 1928. The matinee movie series is dubbed “Close, but No Cigar,” featuring some of the greatest actresses never to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961) shows Nov. 15; “Auntie Mame” (1958) is Dec. 13; “Captain January” (1936) is Jan. 24; “Morocco” (1930) is Feb. 14; “Sorry, Wrong Number” (1948) is March 14; “Camille” (1936) is April 18; and “Splendor in the Grass” (1961) is May 16.
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