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Yasuko Shinohara dance performance 6:00 pm
Yasuko Shinohara dance performance @ Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center, located at 817 Harmon St. in Findlay, will host Japanese native Yasuko Shinohara performing the Spanish flamenco dance on Aug. 13. The program will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and include a cultural dance by area students. Refreshments will be served following the program. The free cultural enrichment event is appropriate for the family. Donations will be accepted and tours of the multicultural center will be available following the program. Call the center at 419-423-4954 for more information. Shinohara has been performing for approximately 20 years and studied the creativeness and accuracy of the flamenco dance in Spain for six months. She says Japanese dance and the flamenco are similar in spirit, soulfulness and fun even though the moves are totally different. Nina Parker, the founder and executive director of the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center, and former board member Cynthia Habegger saw and enjoyed her performance. Shinohara will be returning to Japan on a permanent basis. Her husband is CEO of a business in Tall Timbers and her daughter recently graduated from Findlay High School. Shinohara’s performance will be an early kickoff for Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month Celebration. Sept. 15 is the actual start date for the local, national and international celebration. It is the anniversary of the independence of several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. For more information about the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center and for programs and events, go to their Facebook page or www.blackheritagecenter.org.
Flag City Honor Flight Benefit Dance 7:00 pm
Flag City Honor Flight Benefit Dance @ Findlay Senior Center
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
Night Jazz and AMVETS Post 21 will present a benefit dance for Flag City Honor Flight at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave. Admission to the event is free, but donations will be accepted. The band will perform hits from many musical eras, focusing on swing music of the 1930s and 1940s. Flag City Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that has transported nearly 500 veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor. The tours are conducted with no expense to the veterans. Night Jazz has been performing music made famous by the likes of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra since its formation in 1995. The band has appeared at numerous public and private events around the area including annual appearances at the Riverside Summer Concert Series. Serving as emcees will be Mayor Lydia Mihalik and “Big Dave” Crosser from WKXA-FM. For more information on Flag City Honor Flight, visit flagcityhonorflight.org. For details on the benefit, call Gary Lannes at 419-423-3374.
Rock on the Rooftop 6:00 pm
Rock on the Rooftop @ Alexandria's
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A rooftop concert in Downtown Findlay celebrating summer’s end with three area bands, drinks, and fun! Playing a variety of music from alternative to garage-rock, this event will provide a new opportunity for area bands to share their musical talents. All proceeds collected from these events benefit The Arts Partnership’s arts education programs. For more information, contact The Arts Partnership box office by calling 419-422-4624 or visitwww.artspartnership.com.
Swiss Mennonite 175 3:00 pm
Swiss Mennonite 175 @ Original Swiss Mennonite Church
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Many of the early pioneers of the Swiss Mennonite settlement left Europe in search of religious freedom. The first church of the settlement was built in 1840 on Road 4 between St. John’s and Ebenezer Mennonite churches. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the original church. A celebration will be held at the site of the original church with a worship service, lectures, displays, hymns, and a traditional Swiss meal under a big tent with featured speaker Myron Augsburger. The event will have the scripture theme: “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”- Psalm 16:6