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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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.
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.
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 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 or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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.
Unity in Diversity: Tiffin MLK Day Celebration 7:15 pm
Unity in Diversity: Tiffin MLK Day Celebration @ Faith United Methodist Church
Jan 16 @ 7:15 pm
“Unity in Diversity” is the theme of this year’s Tiffin-area Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 7:15 p.m. Monday. The Tiffin-Seneca MLK Day Committee will present the 2017 Peacemaker Award to the Salvation Army organizations of Tiffin and Fostoria. Those attending are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to aid area Salvation Army food banks. The program also includes the introduction of schoolchildren who wrote prize-winning essays on “Why is Martin Luther King’s Message Important Now?” The six young authors will read their essays to the audience and will each receive a book about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. The keynote speaker, Darlene Sweeney-Newbern, is the Toledo regional director and the northern Ohio regional housing director for the Toledo office of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. She oversees discrimination issues related to housing, public accommodation and employment in northwest Ohio, as well as Akron and Cleveland. Those wishing to attend a 6 p.m. dinner preceding the program should place their reservations by calling Jill Earl at 419-448-3264. The program and dinner are at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St., Tiffin. The 7:15 p.m. program is free and open to the public.
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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