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Fall ArtWalk 5:00 pm
Fall ArtWalk @ Downtown Findlay
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Findlay will open its doors to showcase businesses, restaurants, artists, performers, and musicians from throughout the community with the Fall ArtWalk on Friday, Nov. 3. The event hosted by the Arts Partnership and sponsored by First Federal Bank is free to the public and runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and attendees can stroll through individual businesses, view pieces of art from local artists and watch regional musicians perform. Attendees can also take advantage of special offers, sales, demonstrations and tastings that many businesses and restaurants offer for the ArtWalk. The Findlay Art League’s November Show will open the evening. The juried showcase of Art League member works will remain open throughout the month. Other area galleries open for the evening include Awakening Minds Art, Jones Building Artist Studios, and Kan Du Studio. To view or print the official event brochure, including a list of the participating businesses and artists performing or being showcased, visit artspartnership.com/event/artwalk. Copies of the brochure will available for pickup at participating event locations. For more information, visit www.artspartnership.com or call 419-422-4624. The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay, with office hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ArtWalk sponsors include GSW Manufacturing, Whirlpool Corp., Eyes on Main, One Energy, The Courier, WFIN, WKXA, 106.3 the Fox, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Ohio Arts Council.
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242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball 4:00 pm
242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball @ Sterling Center
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball, sponsored by James Joy McCellend Detachment 1148, will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight Nov. 4 at the Sterling Center, 4550 Fostoria Ave. Formal attire is required. Jayna Entertainment will provide DJ services. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased in advance. The cost is $45 per person, and the money must be received by Oct. 28. There will be free beer, wine and set-ups for mixed drinks. For more information or to make reservations, contact Larry DeVelvis at 419-423-3818 or Greg Pope at 419-425-1107.
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.
Capture 1 Studio Short Film Showcase 7:30 pm
Capture 1 Studio Short Film Showcase @ BANKquet Hall
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Arts Council will present Capture 1 Studio’s Short Film Showcase on Saturday in the BANKquet Hall, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and movies start at 8. Five short films will be screened free of charge. They are not suitable for young audiences.
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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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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World of Downtown Restaurants Tour 5:00 pm
World of Downtown Restaurants Tour @ Downtown Findlay
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
United Way of Hancock County is hosting the 10th annual World of Downtown Restaurants tour from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 9, featuring 15 downtown restaurants. “Passport holders” are offered a self-guided tour of restaurants sampling their finest food. Participating businesses include Alexandria’s, Baker’s Café, Bistro on Main, Circle of Friends, Coffee Amici, Fireside Brick Oven Pub & Grill, Greek Garden, Logan’s Irish Pub, Main Street Deli, Rossilli’s, Tavern at the Inn, The Bourbon Affair, We Serve.Coffee, West End Tavern and the Wine Merchant. Passports are $25 each and are available at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., and United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Parkway. Only 300 passports will be sold. A 50/50 raffle will also be held during the event. United Way representatives will be located throughout the tour with a device to swipe a credit card. Each swipe costs $10 and counts as one entry into the raffle. The winner will be drawn Nov. 10. For more information, contact United Way at 419-423-1432 or visit LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org.
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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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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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Classic Movie Night — “Goldfinger” 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night — “Goldfinger” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host its monthly classic movie night at 7 p.m. Friday with a screening of “Goldfinger.” This James Bond classic, starring Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Honor Blackman, won the Academy Award for Best Effects in 1965. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. This month’s movie is sponsored by the Gleaner’s Life Insurance Society — Flag City Arbor.
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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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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
The Birds of Chicago will fly into Findlay to play their brand of Americana music as part of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Live @ Armes series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the MCPA’s Roy and Marcia Armes Hall. Led by the husband and wife team of JT Nero and Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago is touring in support of its new EP, “American Flowers,” released on Friday. The group recently finished recording its “sprawling rock and roll circus of an album,” “Love in Wartime,” co-produced by Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, to be released next April on Signature Sounds, according to the band’s website. However, Nero wrote six songs that didn’t fit onto the upcoming album, and having relocated to Nashville, the Birds of Chicago decided to throw themselves their own welcome-to-town party by recording an acoustic EP at Steve Dawson’s Henhouse Studio. New friends like Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids and Maya de Vitry of the Stray Birds joined the recording, and the Birds emerged after a couple of days with the raw, spontaneous, and warm-sounding “American Flowers.” The website describes the EP as “‘Love in Wartime”s cousin from the country,” rounding out Birds of Chicago’s offering of healing, communion and celebration of life through their music. The band members enjoy singing for new audiences, touring 200 nights a year since their 2012 formation, when Nero started writing for Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own — Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together they detected an unmistakable chemistry, according to the website. Drawing heavily from gospel tradition, the music displays “stark, elemental imagery that feels like Scripture, or a lost folk song recovered,” the website said. Partial proceeds from “American Flowers” will go toward Chicago’s South Side-based Teen Living Programs, a nonprofit that benefits homeless and at-risk youth. The Live @ Armes Series is meant to create an intimate, jazz club atmosphere, featuring general admission theater-style seating on the main floor or general admission bistro-style tabletop seating, with four seats per table. The main floor tickets cost $25, the tabletop seats are $35 and they can be ordered by calling the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, and visiting the box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, visit www.birdsofchicago.com.

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