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Fostoria Red Dress Luncheon 12:00 pm
Fostoria Red Dress Luncheon @ St. Wendelin Parish Life Center
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital’s 14th annual Fostoria Red Dress Luncheon will begin at noon Feb. 2 at the St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. Sashem Brey, 13 ABC, WTVG-TV, Toledo, will emcee the jungle-themed event titled “Be Wild at Heart.” Musical entertainment will be provided by New Riegel High School Jacket Company. The event also features community leaders as celebrity waiters, door prizes and more. The Fostoria Red Dress Luncheon celebrates the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement which calls for women to assume responsibility of their heart health and live stronger, longer lives. The cost is $12 and includes a catered lunch and a donation to the AHA. The luncheon fee must be prepaid by Friday by calling the hospital’s wellness department at 419-436-6688.
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The Barn 10:00 am
The Barn @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“The Barn,” a puppet show about farm animals, will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5; and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The show includes music and singing. Visitors can make a craft after the performance. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan 7:30 pm
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan will put a brand-new spin on a centuries-old tradition when they bring “Chousensha — The Challengers” to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. Founded in Japan’s Nara Prefecture in 1993 by Masa Ogawa and three other members, the group debuted at a Shinto shrine festival with their original composition, “Hyu-ga (The sunrise).” The group expanded to 20 members (with Ogawa serving as artistic director) and has brought the style of taiko (Japanese for “drums”) to 54 countries through 3,500 performances and counting, using Japan’s traditional wadaiko drums. Their latest program, “The Challengers,” draws its name from the members’ willingness to push their bodies and spirits to their absolute limit, while having fun in the process. The performance begins with the boom of a taiko drum made from a large 400-year-old tree, with the group members moving their entire bodies to strike the drums, the drummers’ press release states. These drums include the beer-barrel shaped miya-daiko; the hira-daiko, with a diameter that’s taller than most people; the portable okedo-daiko, often used in Japanese theater; and the bronze chappa cymbal, often used in religious services. To accompany the drums, the group utilizes the shamisen, a long-necked three-stringed instrument often played for traditional dance and folk; the koto, a stringed instrument built from hollowed-out, 40-year-old Paulownia trees; and the shinobue, a flute made from shino-bamboo. The performers’ dedication to their craft doesn’t stop on the stage, either. Beginning their days with a six-mile run, the group’s members live together in a community and create everything themselves, including the musical compositions, lighting design, choreography, performance techniques, makeup, stage settings and props such as the bachi (sticks) used in performances, according to the press release. For more information, visit www.yamatodrummers.com.
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Emmanuel United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner 5:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner @ Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ will hold a Fazoli’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at the church, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the church’s Faith Formation Program. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, dessert and a drink. Tickets are available for $8 each by calling the church office at 419-358-1561.  
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Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-Off 4:30 pm
Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-Off @ University of Findlay Koehler Center
Feb 10 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancer Patient Services will spice up the winter season with its 21st annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Feb. 10. The nonprofit agency’s signature fundraiser will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center and is co-presented by Blanchard Valley Hospital and Hancock Federal Credit Union. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and under. Presale tickets can be purchased at the Cancer Patient Services office, 1800 N. Blanchard St., suite 120; or they can be purchased at the door the day of the event. Admission includes tasting 20 chilis, a drink, a Dietsch Brothers ice cream bar, and a variety of snacks. Twenty teams representing area organizations and businesses will be on hand to provide 20 gallons of chili each while competing for first, second and third place in four categories: Celebrity Judge Best Chili, Best Decorated Booth, People’s Choice Best Chili, and the Spirit Money Award (given to the team that raises the most money). Family-friendly events will include a kids zone featuring Monkey Around bounce houses, Snapology, a spinning prize wheel and the Ohio State University chapter of A Moment of Magic, who will be dressed up like popular movie characters. There will also be a raffle offering chances to win a $500, $1,000 or $2,500 gift card to AAA, allowing the winner to choose the vacation destination. Five experience raffle baskets will also be available, including sporting event tickets, beer tasting, date-night packages, and more. AAA raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Cancer Patient Services office before the event. The winner does not need to be present at the event to win. Tickets for the AAA cards and the baskets will also be sold at the cook-off, with unlimited purchases available. Cancer Patient Services’ goal is to reduce the stress of a cancer diagnosis by providing financial assistance, medical supplies, nutritional supplements, patient navigation, emotional support and healing arts programming. The organization hopes to raise at least $100,000 this year, while exceeding last year’s attendance of 1,300 people. For more information, call Cancer Patient Services at 419-423-0286 or visit www.cancerpatientservices.org.
Casino Royale Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Casino Royale Fundraiser @ Camden Falls
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services’ Casino Royale Fundraiser features heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a photo booth, a reverse raffle and live music by Jersey — The Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band. Each reverse raffle ticket offers a chance to win $2,000 and admits two people into the fundraiser. Admission is $100 for one reverse raffle ticket; $500 to reserve a table for eight with four tickets; $1,000 to sponsor event with special table, four tickets and a chance to win an additional ticket.
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The Barn 1:00 pm
The Barn @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“The Barn,” a puppet show about farm animals, will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5; and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The show includes music and singing. Visitors can make a craft after the performance. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Youtheatre Club 4:00 pm
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is starting a monthly performing arts club through its Youtheatre program. Students in grades 1-12, regardless of ability or past involvement with Youtheatre, are encouraged to participate in Youtheatre Club, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday and ending May 8. Grades 1-5 will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 and 9-12 will meet from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $45 per year and meetings are held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Craig VanRenterghem at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-4624, ext. 3, to sign up.
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The Language Archive 2:00 pm
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
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The Language Archive 2:00 pm
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
Deathtrap 7:30 pm
Deathtrap @ The Ritz Theatre
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm
This suspenseful production written by Ira Levin follows a Broadway playwright with writer’s block that comes across a potential hit script by a young student. The playwright devises a plan to share credit with the younger scribe, leading to an abundance of thrills and laughter.
The Belle of Amherst 7:30 pm
The Belle of Amherst @ Gundlach Theatre, Heidelberg University
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm
Jennifer Burke will perform the one-woman show that explores the secrets, eccentricities and passions of the famous poet Emily Dickinson, recounting her relationships with family and friends through letters and diaries she wrote.
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The Language Archive 2:00 pm
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
Dine in the Dark 6:00 pm
Dine in the Dark @ Alumni Memorial Union
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm
Lodestar: Guiding Angels for the Blind, in conjunction with the Office of Disability Services at the University of Findlay, is planning the fifth annual “Dine in the Dark” event. Those attending will experience eating a three-course meal like never before: completely in the dark. All proceeds benefit Lodestar: Guiding Angels for the Blind, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to training and placing service dogs free of charge to blind and visually impaired children. The dinner will be held Feb. 17 in the Alumni Memorial Union at University of Findlay. Hor’s dourves will be served at 6 p.m. with lights out and dinner served at 6:30. Tickets are $30 each through Feb. 1; $35 after. Purchase tickets at https://lodestarditd.eventbrite.com or by phone 419-796-1329.
Deathtrap 7:30 pm
Deathtrap @ The Ritz Theatre
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm
This suspenseful production written by Ira Levin follows a Broadway playwright with writer’s block that comes across a potential hit script by a young student. The playwright devises a plan to share credit with the younger scribe, leading to an abundance of thrills and laughter.
The Language Archive 8:00 pm
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
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The Language Archive 2:00 pm
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
Lend Me A Tenor 8:00 pm
Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.” He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full. Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.
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The Language Archive 2:00 pm
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
Funny Girl 7:00 pm
Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, and “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. This grand production, has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart and based on an original story by Miss Lennart.
Lend Me A Tenor 8:00 pm
Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.” He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full. Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.
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Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Performing Arts Workshop 10:00 am
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Performing Arts Workshop @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will host a performing arts workshop for students in grades 5 through high school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Cost is $15. Register with Elizabeth Washington at 614-360-8611.
The Language Archive 2:00 pm
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
Funny Girl 7:00 pm
Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, and “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. This grand production, has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart and based on an original story by Miss Lennart.
AdverCity Showcase 7:30 pm
AdverCity Showcase @ Fidnlay's South Side
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
The AdverCity Showcase will return to Findlay for its fifth surprise performance Feb. 24. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the city’s south side. The performers will be unveiled at the start of the event, and ticket holders will be notified of the event’s location 24 hours prior to showtime. Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite.com by searching the word AdverCity.
Deathtrap 7:30 pm
Deathtrap @ The Ritz Theatre
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
This suspenseful production written by Ira Levin follows a Broadway playwright with writer’s block that comes across a potential hit script by a young student. The playwright devises a plan to share credit with the younger scribe, leading to an abundance of thrills and laughter.
Lend Me A Tenor 8:00 pm
Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.” He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full. Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.
The Language Archive 8:00 pm
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
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Deathtrap 2:00 pm
Deathtrap @ The Ritz Theatre
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm
This suspenseful production written by Ira Levin follows a Broadway playwright with writer’s block that comes across a potential hit script by a young student. The playwright devises a plan to share credit with the younger scribe, leading to an abundance of thrills and laughter.
Funny Girl 2:00 pm
Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, and “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. This grand production, has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart and based on an original story by Miss Lennart.
Deathtrap 7:30 pm
Deathtrap @ The Ritz Theatre
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
This suspenseful production written by Ira Levin follows a Broadway playwright with writer’s block that comes across a potential hit script by a young student. The playwright devises a plan to share credit with the younger scribe, leading to an abundance of thrills and laughter.
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