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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
Japanese Program at Bluffton Public Library 6:00 pm
Japanese Program at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm
Ayane Hida, Japanese outreach coordinator of the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay, will present a program at the Bluffton Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday. She will share her experiences and guide participants as they make vegetarian sushi. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
Findlay Garden Club – Designing Your Garden for Wildlife 7:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club – Designing Your Garden for Wildlife @ Fox Run Manor
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
Master Gardener Sharon Hammer Baker will discuss “Designing Your Garden for Wildlife” when the Findlay Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. today at Fox Run Manor, 11745 Township Road 145. Since 1934, the club has been bringing together gardeners of all levels of experience to learn and share knowledge. The club sponsors the Findlay Garden Club Tour each summer. This year’s event is scheduled July 9-10. To nominate a garden, call 419-306-6539.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Mar 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8 11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13 Series includes the following: September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP) October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3 November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW) December 2 – Motion – ONP January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP February 3 – Solar System – ONP March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3 May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
Painting with Acrylics 7:00 pm
Painting with Acrylics @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Paint with Acrylics every Wednesday in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register, email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. March 2, Color Wheel, $10 – Paint a color wheel using only primary colors. Learn to mix tints and shades, and to recognize four different color harmonies. March 9, Hard Edge Painting, $10 – Paint an abstract design using flat colors. March 16 and 23, Shading with Acrylics, $20 – Paint a still life or floral arrangement adding value to show form.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Mar 3 @ 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.
Hancock County Safety Council – Tornado Preparedness 11:30 am
Hancock County Safety Council – Tornado Preparedness @ Drury Inn & Suites
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Hancock County Safety Council, a program of the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, will host a program Thursday to help businesses be better prepared for tornado season. Findlay Fire Department Capt. Jerry Greer will discuss businesses’ emergency action plans from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Drury Inn & Suites, 820 Trenton Ave., Findlay. The cost to attend is $18 and lunch is provided. Registration and payment can be made online at findlayhancockchamber.com or 419-422-3313.
Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 3 @ 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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Nature Hike 1:00 pm
Nature Hike @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 3
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm
Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead a nature hike for kids at 1 p.m. March 5 in Riverbend Recreation Area. Participants should meet by 1 p.m. at Shelter 3. The free program is for children of all ages. No registration is necessary. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
TGMA Gospel Music Dinner/Program 5:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Dinner/Program @ Southside Family Restaurant
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A night of gospel singing and dinner are planned March 5 at the Southside Family Restaurant, 3050 S. Main St. The event, sponsored by TGMA Gospel Music Promotions, will feature Jericho Road, Jimmy Bloomfield and HeartSong. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Journey Unauthorized 7:30 pm
Journey Unauthorized @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm
Experience the music group that defined pop culture of the 1970s and 1980s and produced an astonishing number of classic rock-n-roll super hits. Five musicians perform the full range of Journey onstage live with no backing tracks or sampling used. Spanning the entire repertoire with the Steve Perry material and Gregg Rolie’s style of lead vocals, they deliver Journey’s most complex and challenging songs and showcase the full-range of the multi-part harmonies.
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Wee Ones: Maple Sugarin’ 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Maple Sugarin’ @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will present a program on how to make maple syrup from sap for toddlers at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday. The same program will be offered each time. The program at Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve will include a story, activities and a craft. It is recommended for children 3 years old and younger accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. No registration is necessary for the free program. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Scratch Art Classes 7:00 pm
Scratch Art Classes @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Take part in Scratch Art Classes every Monday in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. Learn the tools and procedure for drawing on Scratch board. Create an 11″ x 14″ drawing using this fun method.
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Arcadia Lions Club Strawberry Sale 9:00 am
Arcadia Lions Club Strawberry Sale @ Arcadia Local Schools
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am
The Arcadia Lions Club will hold its annual strawberry sale March 8 across from Arcadia School. The cost is $4 a pound, $14 for half a flat and $26 for a full flat. Strawberries from Plant City, Florida will be available that day. To reserve strawberries, call any Arcadia Lions Club member or 419-722-0050 or 419-894-6520. Proceeds go to the maintenance and development of the Arcadia Community Park.
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
Preschool Theater Program 6:00 pm
Preschool Theater Program @ Brewer Center for Health Sciences, Room 206
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Arts Partnership and occupational therapy department at the University of Findlay are offering a preschool theater program in February and March. The program will explore sensory integration aspects such as touch, sound, smell and sight, and introduce participants to theater with an occupational therapy focus. The program is recommended for ages 4-6. Two sessions will be offered, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23 and March 8 and 15, at the Brewer Center for Health Sciences, room 206; or from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 20 and 27 and March 12 and 19, at College First Church of God. Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required by Feb. 12. For more information, check the website at www.artspartnership.com.
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class 7:00 pm
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Mar 8 @ 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.
Portrait in Watercolor 7:00 pm
Portrait in Watercolor @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Taking place Tuesdays in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. Covers facial proportion, facial shadows, and how to represent them in watercolor. Bring a portrait to paint!
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Mar 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Painting with Acrylics 7:00 pm
Painting with Acrylics @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Paint with Acrylics every Wednesday in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register, email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. March 2, Color Wheel, $10 – Paint a color wheel using only primary colors. Learn to mix tints and shades, and to recognize four different color harmonies. March 9, Hard Edge Painting, $10 – Paint an abstract design using flat colors. March 16 and 23, Shading with Acrylics, $20 – Paint a still life or floral arrangement adding value to show form.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 10 @ 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.
African Music Celebration 7:30 pm
African Music Celebration @ Freed Center
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm
Ohio Northern University and the Department of Music present “African Music Celebration,” an evening of African drumming and dance led by Benjamin Obido Ayettey, professor and Fulbright visiting scholar, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 10. The ONU African Drumming and Dance Ensemble will perform several traditional Ghanaian dances as well as some contemporary pieces; Ayettey has composed a piece especially for the group. Other groups will perform between the dances, including pieces featuring cow bells, calabash shells and bamboo flutes. Ayettey is the artistic director of the Ghana Dance Ensemble and a fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Ghanaian native of the Ga people and comes from Osu. He joined the Ghana Dance Ensemble in 1980 and obtained his Diploma in Theatre Arts in 1991 from the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon. He obtained a Master of Fine Arts in dance in 1997 from Arizona State University, where he specialized in choreography and performance and was a lecturer. He has performed with the Ghana Dance Ensemble all over the world.
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Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry 4:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry @ Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold its spring fish fry from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. The meal includes an unlimited amount of fish along with salads, baked beans, desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 10 and younger.
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Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast 7:00 am
Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast @ Findlay High School cafeteria
Mar 12 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Findlay will host its annual Pancake Day, featuring all-you-can-eat buttermilk pancakes and sausage, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria at Findlay High School, 1200 Broad Ave. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. There is a $1 discount per ticket if purchased in advance at Bindel’s Appliances, AAA of Findlay, State Farm Dan Maciejewski, the east branch of First Federal Bank or the Trenton Avenue office of First National Bank. Tickets can also be purchased from any member of the Kiwanis Club of Findlay. Since the first pancake day 58 years ago, an estimated 160,000 people have been served and more than $500,000 has been raised for various charitable organizations. New to the event this year will be a Kids Zone featuring face painting and a pancake decorating contest. Additionally, there will be an aisle of silent auction items open for bidding until noon. The featured raffle this year is a pair of tickets to the April 14 Luke Bryan concert at the Huntington Center in Toledo. The tickets to the sold-out show were donated by WKXA radio station. Tickets are $1 and are only available at the event. There will also be a Bindel’s kitchen appliance raffle. Tickets are $20 from a Kiwanis member or at Bindel’s Appliances. Also returning this year are the celebrity flippers, including University of Findlay head football coach Rob Keys, Big Dave, host of the 100.5 WKXA morning show; 106.3 The Fox’s Big Kahuna; and Findlay mayor Lydia Mihalik. Pancake Day is an annual event hosted by Kiwanis Clubs around the world. Proceeds will support the Kiwanis Club of Findlay, whose mission is to benefit the children of the community through projects like Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Kiwanis Closets, Winterfest and Santa’s house.
Maple Sugarin’ at Litzenberg 10:00 am
Maple Sugarin’ at Litzenberg @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A free Maple Sugarin’ event will take place at Litzenberg Memorial Woods on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Step back in time to see the process the pioneers and Native Americans used to collect sap, transport it to the sugar bush and boil it down to produce sweet maple syrup. Other stops of interest include sap science, sap-loving animals, and touring the McKinnis House. A beaded key chain activity will be taking place in the shelter. Fruth’s Sugarhouse will be in the barn selling their maple products. A pancake breakfast will be held in the Activity Barn from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served. Register by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, with $5 per person for ages 13 and up and $3 per person for ages 4-12; ages 3 and under are free. In order for this breakfast to take place, there is a minimum of 20 participants required. The pancake breakfast will serve a maximum of 100 participants. Litzenberg Memorial Woods is located at 6100 U.S. 224, west of Findlay. For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program & Event Guide at www.HancockParks.com under the “What’s New” section, visit our park “Calendar” or call the park office at 419-425-PARK/7275 and “Discover Your Hancock Parks.”
Preschool Theater Program 10:00 am
Preschool Theater Program @ Brewer Center for Health Sciences, Room 206
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Arts Partnership and occupational therapy department at the University of Findlay are offering a preschool theater program in February and March. The program will explore sensory integration aspects such as touch, sound, smell and sight, and introduce participants to theater with an occupational therapy focus. The program is recommended for ages 4-6. Two sessions will be offered, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23 and March 8 and 15, at the Brewer Center for Health Sciences, room 206; or from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 20 and 27 and March 12 and 19, at College First Church of God. Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required by Feb. 12. For more information, check the website at www.artspartnership.com.
Peter Gros 2:30 pm
Peter Gros @ Ohio Northern University
Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm
Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present Peter Gros of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” for two shows on Saturday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. On “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” on Animal Planet, Gros provides the link between the original series, for which he served as co-host, and the new specials. This ensures that the new specials remain true to the heritage of the beloved original series. Gros, who has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Live with Regis and Kelly,” has nearly 30 years of field experience with wildlife. In his former position as director of land animals and vice president at Marine World/Africa USA, he and his team established breeding programs for hundreds of endangered animals. He also developed a rehabilitation program for birds of prey as well as the largest captive breeding colony of ostriches in the United States. He is a licensed U.S.D.A. exhibitor and a wildlife lecturer.
Boots and Badges: A Rockin’ Party for the Red Cross 6:00 pm
Boots and Badges: A Rockin’ Party for the Red Cross @ Shrine Cafeteria
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CAREY — The American Red Cross of Wyandot County will hold its fourth annual Boots and Badges: A Rockin’ Party for the Red Cross from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Shrine Cafeteria, Carey. Boots and Badges is a celebration of local first responders and a signature fundraising event for the Red Cross. Highlights include food, games, 50/50 drawings, a silent auction and entertainment provided by 3 Streets Over. During the event, the Red Cross will also announce which agency has won the Battle of the Badges. Since December, Red Cross blood donors have been able to donate in the name of a local first responder agency. The agency that received the most donations will receive the Battle of the Badges trophy. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by contacting Red Cross community volunteer leader Joanne Gilmore at 419-209-9834. Tickets are also available at First Citizens Bank in Upper Sandusky, at Commercial Savings Bank in Carey and Upper Sandusky and at the door. The Red Cross is offering all Wyandot County first responders a free ticket. Proceeds will support Red Cross services in Wyandot County.
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2016 Maple Fest 10:00 am
2016 Maple Fest @ Snavely’s Sugar Shack
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
REPUBLIC — The 2016 Maple Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 at Snavely’s Sugar Shack. The Snavely family has been making maple syrup at their sugar camp, 9409 Adams Township 138, Republic, for seven generations and has approximately 1,200 taps on buckets in six area woods. The Snavelys added a reverse-osmosis machine and filter press to speed up the boiling of the water from the sap. The process will be demonstrated during the festival. A shuttle will transport visitors back to the woods. Syrup will be available for sale. Also, the Fruth family, of Carey, will provide candy and sugar-making demonstrations. Candy and popcorn will also be available for sale. A pancake and sausage brunch, including soft-serve ice cream, will be available in a heated shop by the road. Cost for breakfast will be $8 for adults; $5 for children ages 6-12; and children 5 and under are free. The meal is provided by the Seneca Masonic Lodge. Admission to Maple Fest is free. Signs will be posted in the area directing traffic. Due to weather conditions, it may be necessary to change the date. For more information, visit the Snavely’s Sugar Shack Facebook page or call 419-307-2172. The event is promoted by Destination Seneca County, 567-220-6387, or info@destinationsenecacounty.org.
The Monster Who Ate My Peas 3:00 pm
The Monster Who Ate My Peas @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm
Part of the 2015-2016 Blanchard Valley Health System Entertainment Series. Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, the musical, presented by ArtsPower, tells the story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. General admission tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. Ticket sales will begin Aug. 10 for Arts Partnership patrons and on Aug. 24 to the public.
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Scratch Art Classes 7:00 pm
Scratch Art Classes @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Take part in Scratch Art Classes every Monday in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. Learn the tools and procedure for drawing on Scratch board. Create an 11″ x 14″ drawing using this fun method.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Mar 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.
Preschool Theater Program 6:00 pm
Preschool Theater Program @ Brewer Center for Health Sciences, Room 206
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Arts Partnership and occupational therapy department at the University of Findlay are offering a preschool theater program in February and March. The program will explore sensory integration aspects such as touch, sound, smell and sight, and introduce participants to theater with an occupational therapy focus. The program is recommended for ages 4-6. Two sessions will be offered, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23 and March 8 and 15, at the Brewer Center for Health Sciences, room 206; or from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 20 and 27 and March 12 and 19, at College First Church of God. Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required by Feb. 12. For more information, check the website at www.artspartnership.com.
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class 7:00 pm
Adult Musical Theatre Chorus Class @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Mar 15 @ 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.
Portrait in Watercolor 7:00 pm
Portrait in Watercolor @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Taking place Tuesdays in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. Covers facial proportion, facial shadows, and how to represent them in watercolor. Bring a portrait to paint!
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Mar 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Writer’s Group 6:30 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Writer’s Group @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 16 @ 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.
Painting with Acrylics 7:00 pm
Painting with Acrylics @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Paint with Acrylics every Wednesday in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register, email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. March 2, Color Wheel, $10 – Paint a color wheel using only primary colors. Learn to mix tints and shades, and to recognize four different color harmonies. March 9, Hard Edge Painting, $10 – Paint an abstract design using flat colors. March 16 and 23, Shading with Acrylics, $20 – Paint a still life or floral arrangement adding value to show form.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 17 @ 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.
New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players 7:30 pm
New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm
The March Artist Series will be a performance by the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players on March 17 in Yoder Recital Hall. The first act will be a performance of “The Pirates of Penzance.” During the second act, the cast will take requests for impromptu performances of other Gilbert and Sullivan works. NYGASP formed four decades ago as a street theatre. The ensemble has become America’s preeminent professional repertory company. A reception will follow the performance.
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Oklahoma! 7:00 pm
Oklahoma! @ Van Buren High School Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm
Van Buren High School will present “Oklahoma!,” the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, on March 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. in the Van Buren Auditorium. Featuring a cast of over 40 high school students from Van Buren High School, the production this year is directed by Tim Sherman and produced by James Vaughn. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theater still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together there is no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant “Oklahoma!” Ticket prices for the musical will be $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. All tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, March 14, before and after school and one hour before the start of the show each night. For more information on tickets, call 419-299-3221 and press 1 to hear specific information regarding exact box office hours, or visit vbvocalmusic.org for more information. “Oklahoma!” is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
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We Serve Coffee Special Coffee Tasting Event 9:00 am
We Serve Coffee Special Coffee Tasting Event @ We Serve Coffee
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Preschool Theater Program 10:00 am
Preschool Theater Program @ Brewer Center for Health Sciences, Room 206
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Arts Partnership and occupational therapy department at the University of Findlay are offering a preschool theater program in February and March. The program will explore sensory integration aspects such as touch, sound, smell and sight, and introduce participants to theater with an occupational therapy focus. The program is recommended for ages 4-6. Two sessions will be offered, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23 and March 8 and 15, at the Brewer Center for Health Sciences, room 206; or from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 20 and 27 and March 12 and 19, at College First Church of God. Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required by Feb. 12. For more information, check the website at www.artspartnership.com.
Oklahoma! 7:00 pm
Oklahoma! @ Van Buren High School Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm
Van Buren High School will present “Oklahoma!,” the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, on March 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. in the Van Buren Auditorium. Featuring a cast of over 40 high school students from Van Buren High School, the production this year is directed by Tim Sherman and produced by James Vaughn. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theater still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together there is no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant “Oklahoma!” Ticket prices for the musical will be $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. All tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, March 14, before and after school and one hour before the start of the show each night. For more information on tickets, call 419-299-3221 and press 1 to hear specific information regarding exact box office hours, or visit vbvocalmusic.org for more information. “Oklahoma!” is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
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Scratch Art Classes 7:00 pm
Scratch Art Classes @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Take part in Scratch Art Classes every Monday in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. Learn the tools and procedure for drawing on Scratch board. Create an 11″ x 14″ drawing using this fun method.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Mar 22 @ 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
Mar 22 @ 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.
Portrait in Watercolor 7:00 pm
Portrait in Watercolor @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Taking place Tuesdays in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. Covers facial proportion, facial shadows, and how to represent them in watercolor. Bring a portrait to paint!
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Mar 23 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Painting with Acrylics 7:00 pm
Painting with Acrylics @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Paint with Acrylics every Wednesday in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register, email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. March 2, Color Wheel, $10 – Paint a color wheel using only primary colors. Learn to mix tints and shades, and to recognize four different color harmonies. March 9, Hard Edge Painting, $10 – Paint an abstract design using flat colors. March 16 and 23, Shading with Acrylics, $20 – Paint a still life or floral arrangement adding value to show form.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 24 @ 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
Mar 24 @ 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.
Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide group meeting 7:00 pm
Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide group meeting @ Second floor, Ruse Building at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The PALS — Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide — support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Ruse Building at Blanchard Valley Hospital, above the emergency room. The group is professionally facilitated and open to anyone grieving the loss of someone to suicide. PALS meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. Upcoming meetings will be held Feb. 25 and March 24. For more information, call Nancy Stephani at Century Health at 419-425-5050.
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Scratch Art Classes 7:00 pm
Scratch Art Classes @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Take part in Scratch Art Classes every Monday in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. Learn the tools and procedure for drawing on Scratch board. Create an 11″ x 14″ drawing using this fun method.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
Portrait in Watercolor 7:00 pm
Portrait in Watercolor @ Gaslight Gallery
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Taking place Tuesdays in March! Classes are taught by Janealla Killebrew, all materials provided! To register email thegaslightgalleryart@gmail.com or call 419-306-5720. Covers facial proportion, facial shadows, and how to represent them in watercolor. Bring a portrait to paint!
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 31 @ 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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