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Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting @ Rosewood Room at Henderson Dining Hall
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rosewood Room in the UF Henderson Dining Hall. Call 419-427-8425 for more information.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be offering “UF Genki Kids,” a Japanese language and culture club for students in grades 2-6. Activities will be held in the Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21; and on Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The cost to attend is $15 per student. Registration is required by contacting Ayane Hida at hida@findlay.edu or at 419-672-1309. Hida is the Mazza Museum’s new Japanese outreach coordinator. Her work, which will span two years, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Outreach Initiative.
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class 7:00 pm
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Want to sing and perform material from current and beloved Broadway shows by exciting composers? In this class, you will work with a music director and live accompanist to learn new and old musical songs, hone your vocal skills, develop dynamic performance techniques, and work collaboratively to achieve a polished result. This class is for adults. No dress code, come as you are, water bottles are encouraged. Each course meets once per week for 1.5 hour with a one week break for Easter (March 26-April 1). Course fees are $125 per person per course. Members of each organization are eligible for a 5% discount. All classes are held at the Marathon Center for The Performing Arts. No make-up days will be scheduled for inclement weather and no refunds will be issued after classes began. Classes must have a minimum of 10 participants. Register online.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Apr 6 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Kelsey Timmerman Speaks At ONU 7:00 pm
Kelsey Timmerman Speaks At ONU @ McIntosh Center Ballroom
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ADA — Author and journalist Kelsey Timmerman will speak at Ohio Northern University as part of its “Unite for Awareness Week.” Timmerman’s speech will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the McIntosh Center Ballroom. Timmerman’s book, “Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories and People That Make Our Clothes” is the university’s summer reading selection. The week is meant to bring attention to issues of discrimination, and is student-driven. The event is free.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 7 @ 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.
Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Apr 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be offering “UF Genki Kids,” a Japanese language and culture club for students in grades 2-6. Activities will be held in the Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21; and on Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The cost to attend is $15 per student. Registration is required by contacting Ayane Hida at hida@findlay.edu or at 419-672-1309. Hida is the Mazza Museum’s new Japanese outreach coordinator. Her work, which will span two years, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Outreach Initiative.
Being Native American in Ohio: Exploring Identity from Past to Present 7:00 pm
Being Native American in Ohio: Exploring Identity from Past to Present @ Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Room 103
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
Three Native Americans will speak at the University of Findlay on Thursday. Each part of a different tribe, the speakers will present “Being Native American in Ohio: Exploring Identity from Past to Present” at 7 p.m. in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Room 103. Speakers are Judy Tanner from the Catawba Nation, Nicole Jones-Cummings from the Blackfoot and Cherokee nations, and Georgia Adams from the Miami and Kickapoo nations. For more information contact leechj@findlay.edu.
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Women Enriching Women Conference 9:00 am
Women Enriching Women Conference @ Bluffton University
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Women can find potential sources of inspiration Saturday at the Bluffton University Women’s Council “Women Enriching Women” conference sponsored by Bluffton Hospital and Blanchard Valley Health System. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. Registration is available at http://tickets.bluffton.edu. For more information, contact Julia Szabo at szaboj@bluffton.edu or at 419-358-3245. The conference, titled “Mindful Living: Moment by Moment,” will feature Dr. Lorie Thomas, a leader in women’s health in northwestern Ohio and Michigan for minimally invasive robotic gynecological procedures. The keynote speaker is Dr. Terri Brenneman, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the assessment, treatment and promotion of behavioral health and uses mindfulness-based cognitive therapy skills to assist individuals. Her presentation is titled “The Practice of Mindfulness.”
Build and Learn with Sparky 11:00 am
Build and Learn with Sparky @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Special guest Sparky the Fire Dog will be visiting CMF on April 9, when kids can build wooden fire trucks with a slot on top to hold fire safety tips. Join Sparky to learn how to keep your family safe from fire and create a hand-crafted wooden fire truck! Event sponsored by Lowe’s.
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UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be offering “UF Genki Kids,” a Japanese language and culture club for students in grades 2-6. Activities will be held in the Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21; and on Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The cost to attend is $15 per student. Registration is required by contacting Ayane Hida at hida@findlay.edu or at 419-672-1309. Hida is the Mazza Museum’s new Japanese outreach coordinator. Her work, which will span two years, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Outreach Initiative.
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class 7:00 pm
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Want to sing and perform material from current and beloved Broadway shows by exciting composers? In this class, you will work with a music director and live accompanist to learn new and old musical songs, hone your vocal skills, develop dynamic performance techniques, and work collaboratively to achieve a polished result. This class is for adults. No dress code, come as you are, water bottles are encouraged. Each course meets once per week for 1.5 hour with a one week break for Easter (March 26-April 1). Course fees are $125 per person per course. Members of each organization are eligible for a 5% discount. All classes are held at the Marathon Center for The Performing Arts. No make-up days will be scheduled for inclement weather and no refunds will be issued after classes began. Classes must have a minimum of 10 participants. Register online.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Apr 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be offering “UF Genki Kids,” a Japanese language and culture club for students in grades 2-6. Activities will be held in the Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21; and on Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The cost to attend is $15 per student. Registration is required by contacting Ayane Hida at hida@findlay.edu or at 419-672-1309. Hida is the Mazza Museum’s new Japanese outreach coordinator. Her work, which will span two years, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Outreach Initiative.
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Coffee with the Editor 9:30 am
Coffee with the Editor @ Coffee Amici
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Courier Editor Peter Mattiace will host “Coffee with the Editor” from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., Findlay.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be offering “UF Genki Kids,” a Japanese language and culture club for students in grades 2-6. Activities will be held in the Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21; and on Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The cost to attend is $15 per student. Registration is required by contacting Ayane Hida at hida@findlay.edu or at 419-672-1309. Hida is the Mazza Museum’s new Japanese outreach coordinator. Her work, which will span two years, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Outreach Initiative.
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Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting @ Rosewood Room at Henderson Dining Hall
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships. Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rosewood Room in the UF Henderson Dining Hall. Call 419-427-8425 for more information.
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class 7:00 pm
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Want to sing and perform material from current and beloved Broadway shows by exciting composers? In this class, you will work with a music director and live accompanist to learn new and old musical songs, hone your vocal skills, develop dynamic performance techniques, and work collaboratively to achieve a polished result. This class is for adults. No dress code, come as you are, water bottles are encouraged. Each course meets once per week for 1.5 hour with a one week break for Easter (March 26-April 1). Course fees are $125 per person per course. Members of each organization are eligible for a 5% discount. All classes are held at the Marathon Center for The Performing Arts. No make-up days will be scheduled for inclement weather and no refunds will be issued after classes began. Classes must have a minimum of 10 participants. Register online.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Apr 20 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Combating Chemical Dependency – Addiction and the Brain 6:00 pm
Combating Chemical Dependency – Addiction and the Brain @ Room 102, Davis Street Building
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A local psychiatrist will speak at the University of Findlay Wednesday about how addiction affects the brain. Dr. Brad Bundy, a psychiatrist with Blanchard Valley Psychiatric Associates, will speak from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 102 of the Davis Street Building’s pharmacy area. The event is free. It is part of “Combating Chemical Dependency,” a weekly program offered by the university’s College of Pharmacy and Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services. For more information, contact Michael Milks, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, at 419-434-5825 or at milks@findlay.edu.
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Writer’s Group 6:30 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Writer’s Group @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A monthly writer’s group will be hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. The group will meet Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16, April 20 and May 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kay Cocklin, a local author and retired teacher, is offering the writing workshop. The workshop is intended for those interested in fictional writing. High school students are welcome. No professional experience is required. Registration is required for each session. For further information, contact the Adult Services Desk at 419-422-1712, ext. 245, or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Urban Sprawl Panel Discussion 6:30 pm
Urban Sprawl Panel Discussion @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm
BLUFFTON — A panel discussion on urban sprawl in Allen County will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Yoder Hall on the Bluffton University campus. The event is free. The panel will include Allen County Commissioner Cory Noonan, Allen County Engineer Brion Rhodes and President/CEO of Allen Economic Development Group Jeff Sprague. The Christian Values in the Global Community class, taught by history professor Perry Bush, is hosting the class. Following the event, there will be a small reception for people to further explore the topic with the speakers.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Apr 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Apr 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Luncheon 11:30 am
Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Luncheon @ Shrine Cafeteria
Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Nancy Proctor will discuss “Humor in the Workplace” during the annual Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 in Shrine Cafeteria, 315 Clay St., Carey. Cost is $15 per person. The lunch will be catered by Moreno’s Casual Dining, Carey. Registration deadline is April 21. Call the chamber at 419-396-7856, or via email to Cassie Carlson, chamber director, at director@careychamber.com Payment may be done online at http://careychamber.com/events/professional-womens-luncheon A chamber spotlight award will be presented to an area business woman, too. Businesses that want to provide a door prize for a goody bag may contact the chamber or deliver it to the office at 132 E. Findlay St., Carey.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
Wyandot County Young Professionals meeting 6:30 pm
Wyandot County Young Professionals meeting @ Stone Crossing Golf Club
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm
Wyandot County Young Professionals will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Stone Crossing Golf Club, 449 Front St., Upper Sandusky. The meeting will be on the patio, weather permitting, or downstairs.
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Mother’s Day Gifts Workshop 10:00 am
Mother’s Day Gifts Workshop @ Fostoria Community Arts Council offices
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FOSTORIA — Cheryl Graves will lead a free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon April 30 to make Mother’s Day gifts. The program, for children in grades 1 through 5, will be held in the Fostoria Community Arts Council offices, 125 S. Main St. To make reservations, required since space is limited, or for more information, call Graves at 419-435-7474.
Nagashi Do demonstration 10:30 am
Nagashi Do demonstration @ 50 North
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Jim Zellner will give a free demonstration of Nagashi Do from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 50 North. The demonstration is in advance of the center’s newest program, with classes beginning May 14. The low-impact art form helps participants improve their flexibility, balance, focus, memory and overall fitness. Cost is $5 per session or $12 per month. Classes will be held in the Fitness Studio, and attendees do not need to be 50 North Fitness Center members. The class is open to those ages 50 and older.

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