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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 7:00 am
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Feb 5 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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.
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Special Kids Therapy Mardi Gras fundraiser 6:00 pm
Special Kids Therapy Mardi Gras fundraiser @ Elks at Northridge
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm
Special Kids Therapy in Findlay is hosting its third annual Mardi Gras-themed signature fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Elks at Northridge. “SKT’s Mardi Gras cajun buffet dinner consists of voodoo child chicken breast, shrimp etoufee, red beans and rice, cajun mac and cheese, honey bourbon glazed baby carrots, creole green beans, biscuits, cornbread and king cakes. It’s without a doubt the best Cajun lineup in town,” SKT Executive Director Anne Spence said. “All of the money raised will support SKT’s mission to assist special needs children in the Findlay-Hancock County area. We believe that all children deserve to enjoy life and feel good about themselves.” Following the cajun buffet dinner, the event emcee, state Sen. Cliff Hite, will introduce an auction of New Orleans-style items, southern food mixes, local business donations, and other goodies. In accordance with southern tradition, they will finish off with a live auction of high-end items. The evening’s events will wind down with live jazz music and southern-inspired spirits. Tickets are $30 each or reserve a table of eight for $200. Tickets can be purchased at Special Kids Therapy, Rooney & Associates Real Estate, John Seng OD, or Findlay Elks at Northridge. Special Kids Therapy is a nonprofit that funds all programming through grants, donations, and fundraisers. It helps special health needs children with necessities and fun therapies that are not met by insurance, other charities and/or government agencies. SKT clients include children with moderate to severe physical, mental and/or emotional challenges.
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University of Findlay ASL Club 2:00 pm
University of Findlay ASL Club @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s American Sign Language Club will teach kids about sign language as a means of communication. Children will learn basic greetings and how to say words like “ice cream”, “bank”, and “car” during this instructional event.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Feb 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Real Talk at the Buford Center 12:00 pm
Real Talk at the Buford Center @ Buford Center
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be sponsoring Real Talk at the Buford Center! This presentation will be the first in a monthly series of free, community discussions that will focus on different topics. February’s will address “Black History Month: Does it Matter for 2015?” Plus, free pizza will be provided!
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Mindful Dating Workshop 6:00 pm
Mindful Dating Workshop @ Inner Peace Counseling
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Single or legally divorced and serious about getting it right this time? Join to learn how mindful dating can help you get the love of your dreams. Advance registration and payment are required.
5th Annual Dueling Pianos Night 8:00 pm
5th Annual Dueling Pianos Night @ Hancock County Agency on Aging
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm
Attire is casual and tickets are $25 or a table of 8 reserved with 8 free drink tickets for $200. For tickets please contact Meagan Brown, 614-668-1105. Light snacks will be provided; must be 21 to attend.
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Youth Flag City General Assembly 4:00 pm
Youth Flag City General Assembly @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ohio State Rep. Robert Cole Sprague will be coming to the Children’s Museum of Findlay on Monday, Feb. 16 to teach kids more about the internal workings of government. Children will learn the legislative process and participate in a mock General Assembly. The event is open to all children grades four through 12. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP by Feb. 11 to Sprague’s office at 614-466-3819. For those who want to come early and play, admission to the Children’s Museum is $6.50 for ages 16 and over, $4.50 for ages 3-15, and free for ages 0-2 and all Children’s Museum members.
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Winter Blues Dinner and Festival 6:00 pm
Winter Blues Dinner and Festival @ Alexandria’s
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
On February 20, join friends and neighbors at Alexandria’s for the 2015 Winter Blues Fest! The event feature blues band RB Stone with guitarist Bobby Messano. In conjunction with the event, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Hancock County will host a dinner at the Upper Deck (Above Alexandria’s) and video premiere at 6 p.m. Tickets for this event are $35 and include entrance to the Winter Blues Fest, and proceeds benefit NAMI. Tickets for the dinner are available online at namiofhancock.org, at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. or at Alexandria’s, 132 E. Crawford St. Individual tickets for the concert only are available at Coffee Amici and Alexandria’s. There will be limited tickets at the door. Only 500 individual tickets will be sold. NAMI of Hancock County offers support, education and advocacy to anyone with mental illness as well as their family, friends, caregivers, providers, and anyone else interested in learning more about the struggle and recovery of serious brain disorders. For more information about NAMI of Hancock County call 419-957-9423 or visit namiofhancock.org.
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Rob Smith Lecture 7:00 pm
Rob Smith Lecture @ The University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The University of Findlay is sponsoring a lecture by Iraq War veteran Rob Smith in celebration of Black History Month. In addition to the lecture, Rob Smith will be reading an excerpt of his book, as well as signing copies. He is the author of the memoir “Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming of Age as a Gay Man in the ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Army”. Learn more about Rob Smith on his website; this event is free and open to the public.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
The Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus Presentation 7:00 pm
The Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus Presentation @ The University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cynthia Selfe, a Humanities Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University, will give a presentation on “The Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus” project, an ongoing effort to preserve literacy practices and values of Columbus’ African American citizens. Learn more about the project at blackcolumbus.osu.edu, this presentation is free and open to the public.
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