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Humane Society Wine Tasting Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Humane Society Wine Tasting Fundraiser @ The Wine Merchant
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Humane Society on February 5, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at The Wine Merchant for a glass-filled event to help raise money for the shelter animals! Tickets are available at The Humane Society, 4550 Fostoria Ave., Findlay, OH, during regular business hours. Questions? Call 419-423-1664.
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19th Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-off 4:30 pm
19th Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-off @ Koehler Center
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancer Patient Services will sponsor its 19th annual chili cook-off from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. There is no cost for children 5 and younger. Teams will be competing for the title of best chili, as determined by ticket holders and a panel of celebrity judges. In addition to chili samples, the event will also feature a raffle and live and silent auctions. One raffle ticket winner will receive a choice of a trip for a family of four to Disney World or a couple’s stay at St. James Morgan Bay all-inclusive resort in St. Lucia. Either trip is valued at $4,300. Raffle tickets can be purchased now through 7:45 p.m. Saturday and are $20 each. The winner will be selected at the chili cook-off, but need not be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at Cancer Patient Services’ office, from a board member or committee member, or at Coffee Amici or Trends on Main. A children’s area will provide activities. The cost is $2 per child. The event is co-presented by Hancock Federal Credit Union and Blanchard Valley Health System. Cancer Patient Services offers financial, physical, educational and emotional support for people who live or work in Hancock County and have an active cancer diagnosis. The 2015 chili cook-off event was able to provide for 14 percent of Hancock County cancer patients’ needs addressed by Cancer Patient Services.
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Music Bach’s Concert Series – Keegan McClellan 1:00 pm
Music Bach’s Concert Series – Keegan McClellan @ Alumni Memorial Union atrium
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm
The University of Findlay will welcome acoustic guitarist Keegan McClellan on Feb. 12. This concert, which is part of the free Music Bach’s Concert Series, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union atrium. McClellan is an acoustic guitar solo artist whose music is characterized by a mixture of techniques of modern fingerstyle. In 2008, McClellan turned down a scholarship opportunity at the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s jazz school to perfect and perform this new acoustic fingerstyle technique. McClellan’s playing incorporates percussive strikes, hand tapping, alternate tunings and other types of unconventional techniques to create a piece of musical art. His original music pieces showcase his dedication to his musical art form, and his desire to produce a sound that is musically inclined to multiple musical tastes. In 2011, McClellan was selected as one of eight artists to compete in the Yamaha Six String Theory Guitar Contest and his original piece, “Kill the Prophets,” was featured and ranked on Gods of Indie Guitar 2011, which is an album featuring worldwide independent guitarists. Music Bach’s Concert Series is a free concert series presented by UF’s Campus Program Board, and Student Activities, Commuter Services and Leadership Development. Campus Program Board is a student-led group that strives to bring high-quality, diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.
Winter Blues Fest 7:30 pm
Winter Blues Fest @ Alexandria's
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm
Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying live music, brews, jambalaya and more at Alexandria’s annual Winter Blues Fest. Local musicians, The Millstream Mojo Blues Band, will warm up the crowd both nights. On Friday evening, enjoy a mix of blues, jazz, reggae and more by The Josh Garrett Band. RB Stone and his band will be performing on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from Winter Blues Fest will benefit the Mazza Museum at The University of Findlay.
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Winter Blues Fest 7:30 pm
Winter Blues Fest @ Alexandria's
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying live music, brews, jambalaya and more at Alexandria’s annual Winter Blues Fest. Local musicians, The Millstream Mojo Blues Band, will warm up the crowd both nights. On Friday evening, enjoy a mix of blues, jazz, reggae and more by The Josh Garrett Band. RB Stone and his band will be performing on Saturday. A portion of the proceeds from Winter Blues Fest will benefit the Mazza Museum at The University of Findlay.
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UF Concert Bands: Love is in the Air 3:00 pm
UF Concert Bands: Love is in the Air @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will join for this Valentine’s Day program. The bands will perform “The Beatles: Love,” music from the popular Cirque du Soliel show, music from “West Side Story,” highlights from “Phantom of the Opera” and more. The featured soloist will be Kelly Lewis, saxophonist and pianist. The bands will be under the direction of Jack Taylor, professor of music at The University of Findlay.
An Hour of Rare Gems 4:00 pm
An Hour of Rare Gems @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm
If you enjoy unearthing hidden or forgotten gems, the Full Sound Chamber Group has a program just for you. The group comes to Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, Feb. 14, with musical selections from the classical repertory that are seldom if ever heard, but probably deserve to be performed more often. Selections include a sinfonia by Johann Hasse, some “ear candy” written by pianist and composer Vincenzo de Meglio, and a “small symphony” by Gustav Jensen. Last but not least is a more familiar sing-along, “Give Thanks.” The Full Sound Chamber Group consists of five brothers: Shalem Loritsch, violin; Chesed Loritsch, violin; Chayah Loritsch, viola; Racham Loritsch, cello; Tsidqah Loritsch, double-bass and piano. The family group has been performing together for five years. Both Shalem and Tsidqah perform with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in Delaware.
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The Toledo Symphony: Celebrates the Oscars! 7:30 pm
The Toledo Symphony: Celebrates the Oscars! @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
Just in time for the Oscars, the Toledo Symphony brings the films we love to life. From Bernstein’s “West Side Story” to Williams’ “Star Wars,” the power, beauty and sometimes the humor of these and other masterful scores will evoke wonderful memories and delight film lovers of all ages. Now in its 72nd Season, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is proud to be the musical heart of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan reaching more than 260,000 individuals through performances and music education programs annually. Through Classics, Pops, Chamber, Mozart & More, and Family Series concerts, the TSO has built a strong reputation nationally for its artistic excellence and community and educational programming. Grammy-nominated conductor Sara Jobin has a passion for opera, American and new music. As Chief Conductor of the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York since 2011, she premiered and recorded Michael Dellaira’s The Secret Agent in New York, followed by performances in Hungary and France. A Leonard Bernstein Music Scholar, Jobin studied conducting with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School in Maine. In 2004, she had made history as the first woman to conduct mainstage subscription performances at the San Francisco Opera.
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Vivaldi’s “Dixit Dominus” 2:30 pm
Vivaldi’s “Dixit Dominus” @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 28 @ 2:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Masterworks performance of Vivaldi’s “Dixit Dominus” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, in Yoder Recital Hall. Mark J. Suderman, Bluffton professor of music, will conduct the performance, also featuring regional soloists and orchestra. For more information, contact Suderman at sudermanm@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3364.
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