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Tractor Safety/Machinery Operation Certification Course 6:00 pm
Tractor Safety/Machinery Operation Certification Course @ Hardin County Extension Office
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A tractor safety and machinery operation certification course will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from Feb. 8 through March 15 at Hardin County Extension Office, 1021 Lima St., Kenton. An exam will conclude the course, along with a hands-on operation skills course component, on Saturday, March 18, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds as part of the Community Farm Safety Day planned by Farm Bureau. Those interested in the Tractor Safety and Machinery Operation course should call the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 by Jan. 25. Cost to participate is $40, which includes manuals, handouts and certification card. Course will be limited to 25 participants. Offered by Ohio State University Extension, the certification course is recommended for youth ages 14-15. Younger ages can observe the class, but are not eligible to be certified until age 14. Older youth can participate at the recommendation of their parent or employer. The federal government prohibits 14 and 15-year-olds from operating farm tractors and attached powered equipment unless they are working on a farm owned/operated by their parent or legal guardian, or they have completed an approved safe tractor and machinery operation-training program.
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Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day 7:00 am
Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day @ St. Wendelin Parish Life Center
Mar 2 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The annual Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 at St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. Pancake day is the club’s largest fundraiser and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and refreshments. Curbside pick-up, carryout and delivery are available. Tickets are available from club members or at the door. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for Golden Buckeye members, $3 for children ages 5-11 years old and free for children 4 and younger. The club will also be raising funds through the sale of raffle tickets. Raffle items include sports tickets and memorabilia, gift certificates, home decor, a flat screen TV and more. All proceeds are used by the Fostoria Kiwanis Club for a variety of community projects, mainly assisting children.
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Mar 2 @ 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.
Bluffton University Bus Crash Remembrance Ceremony 11:30 am
Bluffton University Bus Crash Remembrance Ceremony @ Circle of Remembrance at Bluffton University
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am
The Bluffton University community on Thursday will recognize the 10th anniversary of the bus crash that killed five Bluffton baseball players, along with the bus driver and his wife. A memorial service, including reflection and remembrance, will be held at the Circle of Remembrance at 11:30 a.m. The team’s charter bus fell from an Atlanta overpass on the morning of March 2, 2007. Five players, all from Ohio, died: Zachary Arend of Oakwood; David Betts of Bryan; Scott Harmon of Elida; Cody Holp of Verona; and Tyler Williams of Lima. The team was headed to Florida on its annual spring trip. The bus driver, Jerome Niemeyer, and his wife, Jean, both of Columbus Grove, died as well. The team’s head coach, James Grandey, and 28 others were injured. The Circle of Remembrance is located along the right field line of Bluffton University’s Memorial Field. If there is inclement weather, the service will take place in Yoder Recital Hall. The university will also maintain a continuous 12 hours of presence at the Circle of Remembrance on March 2 starting at 5:30 a.m., the approximate time of the accident. The Circle of Remembrance honors the team and the memory of the student-athletes who died. It includes the sculpture “Touching Home,” created by Gregg Luginbuhl, professor emeritus of art. It was dedicated in a private ceremony in March 2008.
Child Care Workshop: ABCs of Getting Ready to Read 6:00 pm
Child Care Workshop: ABCs of Getting Ready to Read @ Marilyn's Life Long Learning Center
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Child care professionals can take part in a series of free professional development workshops in Findlay, offered by WBGU-TV through a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Each workshop is approved for contact hours and is Ohio and Step-Up approved. The workshops will be held starting Tuesday at Marilyn’s Life Long Learning Center, 15100 Birchaven. The first workshop, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Supporting Social and Emotional Development,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. It will focus on strategies to build positive relationships with young children and help them cope with separation anxiety from familiar adults. The second workshop, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Feb. 21, will be “1,2,3 Count with Me: Building Math Skills through Play with Preschoolers.” The third workshop, “ABCs of Getting Ready to Read: Supporting Emergent Literacy,” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 2. Child care professionals can register to attend at www.occrra.org. For more information, call 419-372-9318.
Findlay Service League Purse Bingo 6:00 pm
Findlay Service League Purse Bingo @ Hilton Garden Inn
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Findlay Service League will host its second annual Purse Bingo from 6-9 p.m. March 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1050 Interstate Drive. The event will include appetizers, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. To request tickets (presale only), email hhoward119@sbcglobal.net or visit www.findlayfsl.org or Findlay Service League on Facebook.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
Life Tree Cafe: Police Brutality or Necessary Force? Stories from Both Sides 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: Police Brutality or Necessary Force? Stories from Both Sides @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “Police Brutality or Necessary Force? Stories from Both Sides.” Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers 7:00 pm
Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers @ Calvary Baptist Church
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Calvary Baptist Church, 2000 Broad Ave., will host a free concert featuring the Maranatha Baptist University Chamber Singers at 7 p.m. Thursday. All guests are welcome and child care is available for children 3 and younger.
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Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 3 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
First Friday Luncheon 11:30 am
First Friday Luncheon @ The DOCK at St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Mar 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Republican candidates for Findlay positions are being invited to speak at this week’s First Friday Luncheon, hosted by the Hancock County Republican Party. The lunch will be held at The Dock, located behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program to begin at noon. For reservations, call 419-422-5946 before noon Thursday. The cost of the buffet is $10.
World Day of Prayer Celebration 1:30 pm
World Day of Prayer Celebration @ St. John’s United Church of Christ
Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm
Church Women United will host a World Day of Prayer celebration at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 10 Main St., Tiffin. World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical celebration of informed prayer and prayerful action. Written by the women of the Philippines, the service invites all to explore concepts of economic justice both in the Filipino context and around the world. All are welcome to attend. Visit www.wdp-usa.org for more information.
Craters and Maria of the Moon 8:00 pm
Craters and Maria of the Moon @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host “Craters and Maria of the Moon” from 8-10 p.m. Friday at the university observatory. The crescent moon is a good one for seeing lunar features such as the Posidonius Crater and its fissures, and Mare Tranquillitatus, where Apollo 11 landed. Other targets will include Venus, Mars and deep sky objects. The program is open to the public. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Other Desert Cities
Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 4 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
First United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner and Movie 5:00 pm
First United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner and Movie @ First United Church of Christ
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm
First United Church of Christ, 2100 Greendale Ave., will host a spaghetti dinner and the movie “Risen,” which details a Roman soldier’s search for Jesus’s body following his resurrection, at 5 p.m. March 4. “The Lorax” will be shown for the younger crowd. The movie and dinner are free and the church is handicap accessible.
Growing Green Thumbs: McKinnis Historical Garden 9:52 pm
Growing Green Thumbs: McKinnis Historical Garden @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 4 @ 9:52 pm – 10:52 pm
Join the Hancock Park District’s new, Growing Green Thumbs garden series. A talk will be given on our McKinnis Historical Garden, including how we choose the period appropriate plants or seeds, where to buy them andhow we will tend them. It will also be time to start pulling those first weeds of spring, so bring those little green thumbs out and join the fun. Required to be ages 4-18. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own work gloves.
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Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 5 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
50th Anniversary Memorial Service — Lake Central Airlines Flight 527 1:00 pm
50th Anniversary Memorial Service — Lake Central Airlines Flight 527 @ Wyandot County Highway 94, near Lake Central Airlines Flight 527 crash site
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Wyandot County Historical Society will hold a 50th anniversary memorial service near the site of Lake Central Airlines’ fatal crash near Marseilles. The program will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday along Wyandot County Highway 94, south of Ohio 67 West, to remember the three crew members and 35 passengers who were on flight 527 that crashed March 5, 1967. The Allison Prop-Jet Convair 340 N73130 departed Columbus headed for Toledo and crashed 2 miles southeast of Marseilles. The bodies were taken to the nearby Mifflin High School gymnasium for identification.
Funday Sunday: Lounging at the Lake 1:30 pm
Funday Sunday: Lounging at the Lake @ Mazza Museum
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The theme for the next “Funday Sunday” at the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay is “Lounging at the Lake.” Amy Heritage and Eleanor Hutton, the author and the illustrator of “The Lakeside Symphony Comes to Town,” a book about musicians who go to Lakeside Chautauqua each summer, will visit. Heritage has played flute in the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra since 2002 and will perform for guests. Funday Sunday will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The event will have stations for face painting, fishing, art activities, a story corner, artist drawing and refreshments. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host an activity related to the 2017 Community Read. Ethan Hockaday, a university student, will also play violin music.
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Discovery Stories: Bats 10:00 am
Discovery Stories: Bats @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Children will find out what makes bats superheroes in the animal kingdom. A story about bats will be followed by activities and crafts.
Chasing Away the Winter Blues Seed Starting Program 6:00 pm
Chasing Away the Winter Blues Seed Starting Program @ Putnam County District Library
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A “Chasing Away the Winter Blues” seed-starting program will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 6 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Deb Croy of The Watering Can will talk about the basics for starting seeds indoors during winter, seeds for the garden and types of flowers. Those attending should bring a small container and soil. There is a $5 fee. Register by calling the library at 419-523-3747.
Fun and Unusual Plants 6:30 pm
Fun and Unusual Plants @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a “Fun and Unusual Plants” program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lindamood Room. Master Gardeners will present a list of unusual or fun plants that are grown as houseplants, with several on display. To register, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
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PrimeTimers 12:00 pm
PrimeTimers @ St. John Mennonite Church
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm
PrimeTimers, a nondenominational community fellowship gathering for adults 55 and older, hosted at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora, will meet at noon March 7. The meeting will feature the music of Ken Cartier. The meal will include baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, Caesar salad, mint brownies, dinner rolls and coffee. There is no cost, but donations will accepted. Call Mennonite Memorial Home of Bluffton at 419-358-1015, ext. 102, for more information.
Transitions 2:00 pm
Transitions @ Putnam County District Library
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A program for individuals with early stage memory loss will be held from 2-3 p.m. March 7 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Transitions, led by Linda Rae Pollitz, program manager for Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, offers social and educational opportunities and group sharing. Persons who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit, along with family and friends. Registration is requested by calling the library at 419-523-3747.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Findlay Garden Club Meeting 7:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club Meeting @ Fox Run Manor
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn about garden design from Hancock County’s premier garden and park design expert at the 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Findlay Garden Club at Fox Run Manor, Township Road 145. Tim Brugeman was the county’s first park district director and is largely responsible for the park system enjoyed today. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.findlaygardenclub.org for more information about the club.
Tri-Moraine Audubon Society Meeting 7:30 pm
Tri-Moraine Audubon Society Meeting @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will welcome Bob Klips, an associate professor at Ohio State University, Marion, at 7:30 p.m. March 7. Klips will lead a discussion of the connection between flowers and fruits, and how to recognize flowering plants found in Ohio. The meeting will be held at the visitor/student center, 3900 Campus Drive, OSU, Lima, and is free to the public.
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Tractor Safety/Machinery Operation Certification Course 6:00 pm
Tractor Safety/Machinery Operation Certification Course @ Hardin County Extension Office
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A tractor safety and machinery operation certification course will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from Feb. 8 through March 15 at Hardin County Extension Office, 1021 Lima St., Kenton. An exam will conclude the course, along with a hands-on operation skills course component, on Saturday, March 18, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds as part of the Community Farm Safety Day planned by Farm Bureau. Those interested in the Tractor Safety and Machinery Operation course should call the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 by Jan. 25. Cost to participate is $40, which includes manuals, handouts and certification card. Course will be limited to 25 participants. Offered by Ohio State University Extension, the certification course is recommended for youth ages 14-15. Younger ages can observe the class, but are not eligible to be certified until age 14. Older youth can participate at the recommendation of their parent or employer. The federal government prohibits 14 and 15-year-olds from operating farm tractors and attached powered equipment unless they are working on a farm owned/operated by their parent or legal guardian, or they have completed an approved safe tractor and machinery operation-training program.
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Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 9 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Farmers Share Breakfast 7:30 am
Farmers Share Breakfast @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Mar 9 @ 7:30 am
The annual Farmers Share Breakfast, hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Hancock County Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized, and Ohio State University Extension educator Ed Lentz will give an update on Hancock County’s agriculture. Tickets, at $3 each with a maximum of 10, are available at the chamber office, 123 E. Main Cross St., or by calling 419-422-3313. For more information, call the chamber or email lpoland@FindlayHancockChamber.com
Innovations in Joint Replacement Care 11:30 am
Innovations in Joint Replacement Care @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Mar 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Blanchard Valley Health System will host a public forum titled “Innovations in Joint Replacement Care” on March 9, with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the main program from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. The event will focus on the new, team-based approach to hip and knee replacement care. Presenters will also discuss how to manage and understand osteoarthritis. RSVP by Thursday by calling 419-423-5551 or emailing events@bvhealthsystem.org.
Bluffton Police Chief Discussion on Drug Epidemic 12:00 pm
Bluffton Police Chief Discussion on Drug Epidemic @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm
Bluffton Police Chief Ryan Burkholder will talk about fighting the drug epidemic in Ohio at noon March 9 at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. A time for questions will follow. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
Meal in a Jar 4:30 pm
Meal in a Jar @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A program titled “Meal in a Jar” will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s Lindamood Room. Participants will learn tips and tricks on how to prepare meals in advance using a Mason jar. Register at www.findlaylibrary.org or by phone at 419-422-1712.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Antiques Appraisal at Forest-Jackson Library 6:30 pm
Antiques Appraisal at Forest-Jackson Library @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm
FOREST — An antiques appraisal program will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 9 in the Forest-Jackson Public Library. Anne Stratton, of Lima, will provide verbal appraisals of a variety of antiques. Coins, stamps and weapons will not be appraised. There will be a limit of two items per person. The program is free.
Doug Adams 6:30 pm
Doug Adams @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm
Doug Adams, a folk singer and guitarist, will be singing songs of the 1960s at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The public is invited to attend.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 10 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Read for Life Tutor Training 10:00 am
Read for Life Tutor Training @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Read for Life tutor training will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. There will be an optional jail training at 9:30 a.m. Potential volunteers must be at least 18 and are asked to commit to at least one year of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, but no professional training or education is required. Register by calling 419-422-1712 or emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry 4:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry @ Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold its annual spring fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The meal includes all the fish you can eat along with salads, baked beans, desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.
North Baltimore Rotary Club Wine Tasting Party 6:00 pm
North Baltimore Rotary Club Wine Tasting Party @ The Depot (Roxie’s Place)
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The North Baltimore Rotary Club will host a wine tasting party from 6-10 p.m. March 10 at The Depot (Roxie’s Place), 142 N. Main St., North Baltimore. Tickets are $25 each and are available from any North Baltimore Rotarian, or by calling 419-257-2394. Ticket holders will receive five wine tastings or nonalcoholic drinks, as well as hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Comedy Night: Marc Price and Ron Sweet 9:00 pm
Comedy Night: Marc Price and Ron Sweet @ Alexandria's
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm
The Arts Partnership welcomes comedians Marc Price and Ron Sweet to Alexandria’s for Comedy Night at 9 p.m. Friday, March 10. A fundraiser for the Arts Partnership’s arts education programming, Comedy Night’s general admission tickets are available for $25 and tables of 10 can be reserved for an additional $25 fee. Sweet’s act will open the show, incorporating audience participation with topics ranging from childhood and sports to relationships, marriage and having children. Price is known to many as Skippy, Michael J. Fox’s sidekick on NBC’s ’80s hit “Family Ties.” Price’s stand-up highlights his twisted take on being a child of Hollywood. Over the last decade, Price has created and produced comedy programs for E!, Animal Planet, Disney Channel, TBS and more. He co-created and co-executive produced “Green Collar Comedy,” a highly rated special for Showtime. As a stand-up, he has opened for Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, with his new tour going worldwide. A cash bar will be available for attendees 21 and over. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact The Arts Partnership Box Office by calling 419-422-4624 or visit www.artspartnership.com. The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Comedy Night is sponsored by Millstream-Kennedy Graphics Inc., Alexandria’s and the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Other Desert Cities @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Mar 11 all-day
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Findlay Kiwanis Club Pancake Day 7:00 am
Findlay Kiwanis Club Pancake Day @ Findlay High School cafeteria
Mar 11 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Findlay will host its 59th annual Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 in the Findlay High School Cafeteria. Presale tickets are available from any Kiwanian and at Bindel’s Appliance, AAA Findlay and First Federal Bank-East. Presale tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. At the door, prices will increase $1 each. Tickets grant entrance to the event, as well as all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. In the past 58 years, an estimated 160,000 people have been served and more than $500,000 has been raised for various charitable organizations. Continuing with last year’s new addition will be a kids’ zone featuring face painting, games and a pancake decorating contest. Additionally, there will be an aisle of silent auction items open for bidding until noon. Local celebrity pancake flippers will be featured at the grills all day. 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 children through projects like Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Kiwanis Closets, Winterfest and Santa’s House, along with Project S.A.F.E.
Ohio Music Teachers Association Festival 8:30 am
Ohio Music Teachers Association Festival @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Findlay area members of the Ohio Music Teachers Association will present the 40th annual music festival Saturday with over 100 piano students performing between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 Bigelow Ave. Honored this year will be 10-year participants: Emily Cairns, student of Eleanor McCoy; and Liz Westrick, student of Mary Bishop; 11-year participant Kate Wilson, student of Jan Farkasdi; and 13-year participant Andrew VanDenBerghe, student of Harriet Dickson. VanDenBerghe and Wilson will also be honored as seniors, along with Josh Hathaway, student of Mary Bishop; and Ryan Zheng, student of Marlene Rayl. Established locally in 1978, the festival provides an opportunity for development and enrichment of music experience, with students receiving verbal and written comments on the overall musical effect, presentation and technical aspects of memorized material. Each student receives a comment sheet, a certificate and a colored ribbon. There will be nine recitals throughout the day, each open to the public.
Fort Findlay Stamp and Post Card Club Show 10:00 am
Fort Findlay Stamp and Post Card Club Show @ Arcadia Lions Community Center
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Stamp and Post Card Club will host a stamp show and exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11 and Sunday March 12, at the Arcadia Lions Community Center, 301 W. Brown Road, Arcadia. There is free parking and free admission. For more information, email moeberg2@roadrunner.com.
Maple Sugarin’ 10:00 am
Maple Sugarin’ @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring is almost here and the temperatures are starting to fluctuate. This means that conditions are right for collecting maple tree sap. 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. In the shelter, visitors can make a beaded key chain that will help them remember the story of how people get maple syrup. Fruth’s Sugarhouse will be set up in the barn and selling their maple products. There will also be refreshments for a donation.
Crochet and Knitting Program 10:30 am
Crochet and Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
A crochet and knitting program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants should bring a crochet hook size H, I or J; one color skein of yarn; and size 8 or 9 needles for knitting — circular are best. Donations of yarn are also being accepted.
Van Buren United Methodist Church Salad Supper 4:30 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church Salad Supper @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Mar 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church will hold a salad supper from 4:30-6 p.m. March 11. Donations will be accepted, and proceeds go to the Share and Care Fund. A Hancock Gospel Pavilion fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. with music provided by Molly Pickett, Jimmy Potridge and The Morse Family. A love offering will be collected to help fund the gospel pavilion at the Hancock County Fair.
Napoli’s Pizza at The Jones Mansion 5:30 pm
Napoli’s Pizza at The Jones Mansion @ The Jones Mansion
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm
Those hankering for Napoli’s Pizza no longer need to wait for the Hancock County Fair or head to Tiffin when the Jones Mansion opens its doors to serve some slices to Findlay on Saturday, March 11. To help eliminate traffic jams, the mansion is offering two serving times, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $18 and children under 10 are $9. One of the owners of the original 1956 restaurant, Don VanRenterghem, will be on hand as the evening’s menu will offer the classic recipes including pizza, Italian sausage, antipasto and more. Each ticket includes a soft drink, and more drinks will be available at Elijah’s cash bar. Tickets are available by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110; stopping by the mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St., on Monday from 5:15 to 7 p.m.; or dropping payment off with contact information on the front porch’s dropbox. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted.
Peking Acrobats 7:30 pm
Peking Acrobats @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm
The record-setting Peking Acrobats will stack up an evening of daring maneuvers at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday, March 11. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $45 to $65. The show is rooted in centuries of Chinese history and folk art, with records of acrobatic acts that can be found as early as the Ch’in Dynasty (221 to 207 B.C.). Tradition demands that each generation of acrobats add its own improvements and embellishments. In 1999, the Peking Acrobats created a 21-foot-high chair stack, with six people stacked onto seven chairs, holding a handstand for a full five seconds on the set of “Guinness World Records: Primetime,” according to the Guinness World Records webpage. The group’s 2016 North American tour celebrated their 30th anniversary as well as the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese lunar calendar. They perform maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics; and defy gravity with displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. The acrobats are often accompanied by live musicians on traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects. For more information, visit www.iaipresentations.com/pa.php or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions
UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 12 all-day
From a wind turbine tour to a lesson on an intriguing baseball chapter in Findlay history, this spring’s senior forum educational sessions, sponsored by the University of Findlay’s Division of University Advancement, will cover a wide array of interests. Offered as a flexible learning experience for people age 50 and older, the sessions will feature site visits and presentations by experts, students and other community members. Three sessions each will be held on Wednesdays, April 12, 19 and 26. Most will take place in the UF Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room. The cost is $12 per day, or $18 with lunch. Single session attendance costs $4. Walk-in registrations are accepted, but those who want lunch must contact Nancy Leatherman at 419-434-4672 to reserve a place five to seven days before the session.
Fort Findlay Stamp and Post Card Club Show 10:00 am
Fort Findlay Stamp and Post Card Club Show @ Arcadia Lions Community Center
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Stamp and Post Card Club will host a stamp show and exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11 and Sunday March 12, at the Arcadia Lions Community Center, 301 W. Brown Road, Arcadia. There is free parking and free admission. For more information, email moeberg2@roadrunner.com.
Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus Concert 3:00 pm
Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus Concert @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm
The Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus will present a free concert of sacred and secular music at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Findlay’s First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St.
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First Step Irish Tea Program 1:00 pm
First Step Irish Tea Program @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will kick off the fourth year of its Women’s Enrichment Series with an Irish tea program and a spring greeting card workshop. Mary Dennis, co-founder of the Irish Traditional Music ensemble, Toraigh an Sonas, will give a presentation about the history of Irish music in America at 1 p.m. Monday. She and other members of the group will demonstrate the traditional dance music of Ireland with fiddle, tenor banjo, flute and tin whistle. The cost is $22, and the deadline to register is Sunday. For more information or to make reservations, contact First Step at 419-435-7300.
Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
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University of Findlay Math Day Lectures 10:00 am
University of Findlay Math Day Lectures @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am
University of Findlay alumnus Jon Hauenstein will give two presentations at the university on Math Day, Tuesday, March 14. At 10 a.m., he will discuss “Robotics, Kinematics, and Polynomials,” which will highlight the application of algebraic geometry in robotics and kinematics through examples such as mechanisms used in flight simulators and windshield wipers, and a model of a bird flapping its wings. For “Mathematics of Synchronization” at 1 p.m., Hauenstein will discuss the mathematical model of synchronization proposed by Yoshiki Kuramoto to explore its dependence on the strength of the coupling between oscillating elements. Hauenstein is an associate professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame. The talks in the Alumni Memorial Union’s multipurpose room are free and open to the public.
Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
Teen Breakout EDU & Robotic Fun 5:00 pm
Teen Breakout EDU & Robotic Fun @ Putnam County District Library
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm
Several free programs will be offered for teens and families at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa, next week. Teen Breakout EDU & Robotic Fun will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday for students in grades 6 through 12.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Family Fun: Luck of a Shamrock 6:30 pm
Family Fun: Luck of a Shamrock @ Putnam County District Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm
Several free programs will be offered for teens and families at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa, next week. A Family Fun “Luck of a Shamrock” program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, featuring shamrock science magic, crafts, games and snacks. Those attending can also have their picture taken as a leprechaun.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
The Sunflower Trio 7:30 pm
The Sunflower Trio @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Sunflower Trio will present a program about Mennonite composer J. Harold Moyer, a composer responsible for several selections in “Hymnal: A Worship Book” and the 1969 Mennonite Hymnal. The trio features Hesston College music faculty Matthew Schloneger, tenor; Rebecca Schloneger, violin; and Ken Rodgers, piano, and its repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway to bluegrass. The group will also perform a concert of Moyer’s works. Forum is 11 a.m.; concert is 7:30 p.m.
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Mar 15 @ 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
Wildflower Monitoring Event 1:00 pm
Wildflower Monitoring Event @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm
The annual wildflower monitoring effort, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The date is a week earlier than the listing in the park district’s spring program and event guide. Wildflower monitoring will be held at Litzenberg each Wednesday through May 17. Wildflower monitoring also will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwoods Nature Preserve and will continue each Thursday through May 18. The family activity requires no registration. It is recommended that participants be at least 12 years old. Participants should be prepared for weather and ground conditions, and at least 1½ to 2½ hours on the trails. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
Bats Program 6:00 pm
Bats Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm
A program about bats, presented by the Hancock Park District, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is recommended for individuals at least 7 years old. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Impact Series: Bats 6:00 pm
Impact Series: Bats @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm
Bats often get a bad reputation, but they’re just misunderstood. Bats are actually harmless, and they benefit us in a shocking number of ways. Come and learn about these fascinating creatures, how they help us, and how we need to help them. Register by 4:30 p.m. on March 14; recommended for ages 7 and up.
Tractor Safety/Machinery Operation Certification Course 6:00 pm
Tractor Safety/Machinery Operation Certification Course @ Hardin County Extension Office
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A tractor safety and machinery operation certification course will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from Feb. 8 through March 15 at Hardin County Extension Office, 1021 Lima St., Kenton. An exam will conclude the course, along with a hands-on operation skills course component, on Saturday, March 18, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds as part of the Community Farm Safety Day planned by Farm Bureau. Those interested in the Tractor Safety and Machinery Operation course should call the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 by Jan. 25. Cost to participate is $40, which includes manuals, handouts and certification card. Course will be limited to 25 participants. Offered by Ohio State University Extension, the certification course is recommended for youth ages 14-15. Younger ages can observe the class, but are not eligible to be certified until age 14. Older youth can participate at the recommendation of their parent or employer. The federal government prohibits 14 and 15-year-olds from operating farm tractors and attached powered equipment unless they are working on a farm owned/operated by their parent or legal guardian, or they have completed an approved safe tractor and machinery operation-training program.
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Arlington Branch Library Storytime 11:15 am
Arlington Branch Library Storytime @ Arlington Branch Library
Mar 16 @ 11:15 am
Storytime will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Arlington Branch Library. Princess Merida from the movie “Brave” will make an appearance. For more information, visit the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s website at www.findlaylibrary.org or call the Arlington Branch at 419-365-5755.
Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
“Being Mortal” Screening 5:00 pm
“Being Mortal” Screening @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Mar 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will host a screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary film “Being Mortal” from 5-7 p.m. March 16 in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. “Being Mortal” explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them. This film screening and discussion are open to the public, as well as professionals who assist with end-of-life care and advanced care planning such as social workers, clergy and medical professionals. RSVP is requested by Friday. Call 419-423-5551 or email events@bvhealthsystem.org.
Farm Succession Planning Seminar 5:30 pm
Farm Succession Planning Seminar @ Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State University
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm
A seminar on farm succession planning will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 16 at Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State University. Ron Hanson, retired professor from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak at the program, sponsored by AgCredit. Hanson was raised on a family farm in Illinois and has been counseling Nebraska farm families for 40 years. He has helped families resolve family issues involved with farm business ownership, family succession and the transfer of management control between farming generations. The event will include a dinner, at 6 p.m. Those interested must register by Monday at the Bowling Green AgCredit office at 419-352-5178 or by emailing Shane Vetter, svetter@agcredit.net.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
CommunityREAD Public Presentation 7:00 pm
CommunityREAD Public Presentation @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by the late Stephen R. Covey, has been chosen as the featured book for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s 2017 CommunityREAD. Accompanying YouthREAD titles are “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” by Sean Covey, who will give a public presentation at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s selection is part of a partnership between the library, the Raising the Bar Hancock County, a local workforce coalition, and city and county schools. Sean Covey is FranklinCovey’s Education Practice leader and is devoted to transforming education around the globe by bringing leadership principles and skills to students, educators, administrators and parents. He is a New York Times-bestselling author and has written several books, including “The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make”, “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”, which has been translated into 20 languages and sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Copies of the CommunityREAD and YouthREAD books are available at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and will be provided to area school libraries. Tickets for the March 16 event are available by visiting the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts online at marathoncenterarts.org. All tickets will cost $8 and will feature reserved seating. CommunityREAD is a month-long community event that encourages reading and promotes the benefits of literacy. Originally created by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, the administration of CommunityREAD was assumed by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in 2012. Each year, a different book is chosen and read by community members during the month of March. Various events are planned throughout the month at the library and throughout the community. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call the library at 419-422-1712 for more information.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
Life Tree Cafe: Financial Freedom — Practical Advice From a Man Who Had it All and Lost It 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: Financial Freedom — Practical Advice From a Man Who Had it All and Lost It @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “Financial Freedom: Practical Advice From a Man Who Had it All and Lost It.” Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
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The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur 7:30 am
The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Mar 17 @ 7:30 am
University of Findlay trustee, alumnus and business owner Billy Watterson will be the next Fridays at Findlay speaker. He will present, “The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur” at 7:30 a.m. March 17 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Watterson received a bachelor of science degree in environmental safety and occupational health management. He is president and recycling innovations officer of g2 Revolution. He has founded 17 companies, 10 of which he currently owns and operates. Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. To register, contact Gale Brim at brim@findlay.edu or 419-434-5674, or visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/Fridays-at-Findlay. The event is sponsored by State Bank.
Afternoon Conversation: How to be Truly Happy 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation: How to be Truly Happy @ 50 North
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation: “How to be Truly Happy” will be held at 1 p.m. March 17 at 50 North. The workshop, presented by Bob “Mr. Happy” Moyers, will share the strategies to find true happiness, great joy, inner peace, and better health and well-being. Registration and a $5 fee are required by Tuesday. Call 419-423-8496 for more information or to sign up.
Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
Classic Movie Night: “The Quiet Man” 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night: “The Quiet Man” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host its free Classic Movie Night at 7 p.m. Friday with a screening of “The Quiet Man.” The film, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, won two Academy Awards in 1953 for best director and best cinematography. Refreshments will be provided. This month’s film is sponsored by the Flag City Arbor of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society.
Grease 7:30 pm
Grease @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Creative and Performing Arts will present “Grease” in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Avenue, from March 17-19. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and 18th; and 2 p.m. on the 18th and 19th. Tickets are $10 for the matinee performances and $15 for the evening performances. Senior citizens may attend the Saturday matinee performance for free with a Findlay City Schools’ Senior Citizen ID. The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey has been successful in various iterations, including the 1978 feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John that features songs by John Farrar, including “You’re the One That I Want.” The story is set at Rydell High School in the late 1950s and follows the secret summer romance of the school’s coolest greaser, Danny Zuko (played by Jordan Simons), with the new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski (Ellysia Price). When they return to school, Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys, according to broadwaymusicalhome.com. Also appearing in this production are Zach Montgomery as Kenickie, Joran Fuller as Eugene, Sophie Wohl as Patty Simcox, Sinead O’Melinn as Miss Lynch, Ashton Harris as Sonny, Emily Cairns as Marty, Chase Owen as Roger, Alyssa Montalbine as Frenchy, Alexis Rothenbuhler as Rizzo, Gabbi Calvert as Jan, Zach Short as Doody, Josh Goble as Vince Fontaine, Erin Dunne as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and Landon Bott playing dual roles as Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. The pit band features Jared Fleckner and Jeffrey Morsfield on tenor sax; Christian Gower and Alex Miller on percussion; Austin Hamilton, Race Lerma and James Wittenmyer on guitar/bass; and Kevin Manley on keyboard. Andy Cantrell directs the show and Tim Montgomery serves as assistant director; Manley is musical and vocal director; Ashley Carey is choreographer; co-technical directors Jason Wagner and Jon Gaberdiel provide scenic design; Carmen Brown is costumer; Isaac Steinhour provides lighting and sound design; and tickets and publicity are done by Debbie Benson. For ticket information, call Andy Cantrell at 419-427-5474, email acantrell@fcs.org, or visit the box office in person at R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Sailesh 8:00 pm
Sailesh @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hypnotist Sailesh will return to the University of Findlay for a performance at 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with general admission seating and no one under age 13 will be admitted. The event is free for those with UF identification and $10 for community members at the door. Sailesh is Campus Activities Magazine’s 2016 Entertainer of the Year and performs five to six shows weekly. His career of more than 20 years and more than 5,000 shows has taken him around the world, from Asia to Europe and throughout North America. His show will give audience members the opportunity to volunteer to be taken on a journey using hypnosis, improvisation, music and interactivity to create laughter and fun. For more information, call 419-434-4606 or visit www.saileshthehypnotist.com.
Star Formation in Orion 9:00 pm
Star Formation in Orion @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Mar 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host “Star Formation in Orion” from 9-11 p.m. Friday. The Orion Nebula will be well placed in the sky for observing during this event. There will also be a short presentation about star formation showing images of the Orion Nebula and other sites of star formation. The program is open to the public. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Saturday Morning Nature Series: Mammals 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Mammals @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Attention, all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Register with $20 per child by noon on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Taste, Test and Talk 11:00 am
Taste, Test and Talk @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A plant-based “Taste, Test and Talk” program will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Presenters will talk about different plant-based dishes they’ve prepared. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
CPR and First Aid Class 1:00 pm
CPR and First Aid Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer an adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid class at 1 p.m. March 18 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. The course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn to control bleeding. To register, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class. Advance registration is required.
McKinnis House Knitting Program 1:00 pm
McKinnis House Knitting Program @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house and a program on knitting will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the historic McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Costumed volunteers will be demonstrating knitting hats and scarves. Knitters of all skill levels may attend. There will be a fire in the fireplace and a cup of tea available. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.
Grease 2:00 pm
Grease @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay High School Creative and Performing Arts will present “Grease” in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Avenue, from March 17-19. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and 18th; and 2 p.m. on the 18th and 19th. Tickets are $10 for the matinee performances and $15 for the evening performances. Senior citizens may attend the Saturday matinee performance for free with a Findlay City Schools’ Senior Citizen ID. The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey has been successful in various iterations, including the 1978 feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John that features songs by John Farrar, including “You’re the One That I Want.” The story is set at Rydell High School in the late 1950s and follows the secret summer romance of the school’s coolest greaser, Danny Zuko (played by Jordan Simons), with the new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski (Ellysia Price). When they return to school, Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys, according to broadwaymusicalhome.com. Also appearing in this production are Zach Montgomery as Kenickie, Joran Fuller as Eugene, Sophie Wohl as Patty Simcox, Sinead O’Melinn as Miss Lynch, Ashton Harris as Sonny, Emily Cairns as Marty, Chase Owen as Roger, Alyssa Montalbine as Frenchy, Alexis Rothenbuhler as Rizzo, Gabbi Calvert as Jan, Zach Short as Doody, Josh Goble as Vince Fontaine, Erin Dunne as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and Landon Bott playing dual roles as Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. The pit band features Jared Fleckner and Jeffrey Morsfield on tenor sax; Christian Gower and Alex Miller on percussion; Austin Hamilton, Race Lerma and James Wittenmyer on guitar/bass; and Kevin Manley on keyboard. Andy Cantrell directs the show and Tim Montgomery serves as assistant director; Manley is musical and vocal director; Ashley Carey is choreographer; co-technical directors Jason Wagner and Jon Gaberdiel provide scenic design; Carmen Brown is costumer; Isaac Steinhour provides lighting and sound design; and tickets and publicity are done by Debbie Benson. For ticket information, call Andy Cantrell at 419-427-5474, email acantrell@fcs.org, or visit the box office in person at R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family 6:00 pm
Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series: New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series will present the ministries of New Presence, Chris Baldwin, The Seekers, Jake Reel and the Bobby Jones Family on March 18, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6. A freewill offering will be taken to support the ministries. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to support local charities. Call 419-423-1725 for more information or visit the Hancock Gospel Pavilion and Lighthouse Gospel Concert Series page on Facebook.
Grease 7:30 pm
Grease @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Creative and Performing Arts will present “Grease” in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Avenue, from March 17-19. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and 18th; and 2 p.m. on the 18th and 19th. Tickets are $10 for the matinee performances and $15 for the evening performances. Senior citizens may attend the Saturday matinee performance for free with a Findlay City Schools’ Senior Citizen ID. The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey has been successful in various iterations, including the 1978 feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John that features songs by John Farrar, including “You’re the One That I Want.” The story is set at Rydell High School in the late 1950s and follows the secret summer romance of the school’s coolest greaser, Danny Zuko (played by Jordan Simons), with the new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski (Ellysia Price). When they return to school, Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys, according to broadwaymusicalhome.com. Also appearing in this production are Zach Montgomery as Kenickie, Joran Fuller as Eugene, Sophie Wohl as Patty Simcox, Sinead O’Melinn as Miss Lynch, Ashton Harris as Sonny, Emily Cairns as Marty, Chase Owen as Roger, Alyssa Montalbine as Frenchy, Alexis Rothenbuhler as Rizzo, Gabbi Calvert as Jan, Zach Short as Doody, Josh Goble as Vince Fontaine, Erin Dunne as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and Landon Bott playing dual roles as Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. The pit band features Jared Fleckner and Jeffrey Morsfield on tenor sax; Christian Gower and Alex Miller on percussion; Austin Hamilton, Race Lerma and James Wittenmyer on guitar/bass; and Kevin Manley on keyboard. Andy Cantrell directs the show and Tim Montgomery serves as assistant director; Manley is musical and vocal director; Ashley Carey is choreographer; co-technical directors Jason Wagner and Jon Gaberdiel provide scenic design; Carmen Brown is costumer; Isaac Steinhour provides lighting and sound design; and tickets and publicity are done by Debbie Benson. For ticket information, call Andy Cantrell at 419-427-5474, email acantrell@fcs.org, or visit the box office in person at R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Hunts 8:00 pm
The Hunts @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Hunts will bring their harmony laced take on alt-folk music to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30 to $60. Hailing from Chesapeake, Virginia and ranging from ages 17 to 26, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as little kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After widening their following and playing at theaters and festivals around the country — and teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums — The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that revealed their sophisticated sense of melody. For more information, visit www.thehuntsmusic.com or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
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UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions
UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 19 all-day
From a wind turbine tour to a lesson on an intriguing baseball chapter in Findlay history, this spring’s senior forum educational sessions, sponsored by the University of Findlay’s Division of University Advancement, will cover a wide array of interests. Offered as a flexible learning experience for people age 50 and older, the sessions will feature site visits and presentations by experts, students and other community members. Three sessions each will be held on Wednesdays, April 12, 19 and 26. Most will take place in the UF Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room. The cost is $12 per day, or $18 with lunch. Single session attendance costs $4. Walk-in registrations are accepted, but those who want lunch must contact Nancy Leatherman at 419-434-4672 to reserve a place five to seven days before the session.
Old Fort Coin Club Show 9:00 am
Old Fort Coin Club Show @ Allen County Fairgrounds
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Old Fort Coin Club from Fort Wayne, Indiana, will have a coin and currency show with over 50 tables of numismatic material like coins, tokens, paper money and related objects. Parking is free and food will be available.
Grease 2:00 pm
Grease @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay High School Creative and Performing Arts will present “Grease” in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Avenue, from March 17-19. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and 18th; and 2 p.m. on the 18th and 19th. Tickets are $10 for the matinee performances and $15 for the evening performances. Senior citizens may attend the Saturday matinee performance for free with a Findlay City Schools’ Senior Citizen ID. The 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey has been successful in various iterations, including the 1978 feature film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John that features songs by John Farrar, including “You’re the One That I Want.” The story is set at Rydell High School in the late 1950s and follows the secret summer romance of the school’s coolest greaser, Danny Zuko (played by Jordan Simons), with the new girl, Sandy Dumbrowski (Ellysia Price). When they return to school, Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys, according to broadwaymusicalhome.com. Also appearing in this production are Zach Montgomery as Kenickie, Joran Fuller as Eugene, Sophie Wohl as Patty Simcox, Sinead O’Melinn as Miss Lynch, Ashton Harris as Sonny, Emily Cairns as Marty, Chase Owen as Roger, Alyssa Montalbine as Frenchy, Alexis Rothenbuhler as Rizzo, Gabbi Calvert as Jan, Zach Short as Doody, Josh Goble as Vince Fontaine, Erin Dunne as Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and Landon Bott playing dual roles as Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. The pit band features Jared Fleckner and Jeffrey Morsfield on tenor sax; Christian Gower and Alex Miller on percussion; Austin Hamilton, Race Lerma and James Wittenmyer on guitar/bass; and Kevin Manley on keyboard. Andy Cantrell directs the show and Tim Montgomery serves as assistant director; Manley is musical and vocal director; Ashley Carey is choreographer; co-technical directors Jason Wagner and Jon Gaberdiel provide scenic design; Carmen Brown is costumer; Isaac Steinhour provides lighting and sound design; and tickets and publicity are done by Debbie Benson. For ticket information, call Andy Cantrell at 419-427-5474, email acantrell@fcs.org, or visit the box office in person at R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Gliding Stars of Findlay Ice Show 2:30 pm
Gliding Stars of Findlay Ice Show @ The Cube
Mar 19 @ 2:30 pm
The Gliding Stars of Findlay will be hosting their 16th annual ice show, “Gone Country,” on Sunday, March 19, at the Cube in Findlay. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The show will entertain with newer and older music, including “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus; “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash; and “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks and Dunn. The Big Kahuna from 106.3 The Fox radio station and 100.5 WKXA’s Big Dave will emcee the event. Gliding Stars is an adaptive ice skating program that first came to Findlay in November 2000. The program uses adaptive equipment such as walkers and modified skates to help local individuals with special needs so its stars have the opportunity to skate. The stars participate in weekly lessons and are paired up with trained volunteers under the direction of skating coaches. Tickets for the ice show can be purchased in advance from Integrity Salon, located at 117 W. Sandusky St., and at TRENDS on Main, 501 S. Main St. Ticket prices are $5 for children under 10, adult tickets are $8, and adult tickets day of the show are $10. At the ice show, 12 themed baskets will be raffled, valued from $500 to $850. There are four passes to Cedar Point in one basket; a dining-out basket; a Kitchen-Aid basket; a getaway basket to a bed and breakfast in Burlington, Kentucky; a downtown retail basket; a basket with $500 in cash, and more. Tickets for the baskets are four for $5 and can be purchased from a Gliding Stars parent or at Integrity Salon. Winners do not need to be present at the event. To see the baskets, go to www.facebook.com/events/726817974136299/ For more information, go to www.facebook.com/GlidingStarsofFindlay or contact Cindy Bregel at 419-423-4536.
University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble spring concert theme is “Jazz — Any Way You Like It.” Directed by Jack Taylor, professor of music, the show will feature a variety of jazz works from the big band era to modern times. The group will explore classics from the library of the Glenn Miller Orchestra as well as more current hit songs by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and others.
Catherine “Kitty” Freed Memorial Concert 4:00 pm
Catherine “Kitty” Freed Memorial Concert @ Freed Center
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band will present a concert to honor the memory of Catherine “Kitty” Freed, former first lady of Ohio Northern, with motivational and special music designed to reflect her positive spirit and uplifting nature. Her husband, DeBow Freed, served as president of the university from 1979 to 1999, and she was an active member of both the university and local communities. DeBow Freed also served as president, and Kitty Freed as first lady, of the University of Findlay.
Bluffton University Camerata Singers 7:30 pm
Bluffton University Camerata Singers @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers will perform “Hymns and Songs of the Church,” conducted by Mark J. Suderman, director of choral activities at Bluffton. The program will feature sacred choral music from the Renaissance period to the present, including gospel music, choruses from major works, spirituals, hymn arrangements and more. Ana Yoder Coulter, staff accompanist at Bluffton University, will accompany the choir on piano and organ. Student instrumentalists will also perform on trumpet, saxophone and flute.
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Wee Ones: Bears 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Bears @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
It’s time to explore the world of bears. Where do they live, eat and play? Ever felt the fur of a bear? How big are their claws? There will be a story and craft for the kids to enjoy while exploring the Discovery Center. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend. Free, registration not required.
Family Movie Night: “Moana” 5:30 pm
Family Movie Night: “Moana” @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm
Family Movie Night will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday. “Moana” will be shown in the Lindamood Room. Popcorn and water will be provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
First Day of Spring Polka Party 6:00 pm
First Day of Spring Polka Party @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
A first day of spring polka party will be held at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Accordion music will be provided by Elaine Wehri. The Bluffton Senior Center is partnering with the library for this event which will also include stories, dancing, games and refreshments. Dress code for those attending is polka dots. Register by March 17 by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Meeting 11:00 am
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Meeting @ Feasel’s Garden Center
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am
The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Feasel’s Garden Center, 2330 Bright Road. Following a tour of the store, greenhouses and gift shop, members will have a noon lunch at Cheddars Restaurant. To make a reservation, email David Vaas at vaasds@gmail.com or call 419-722-4711.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Take Back the Night 6:00 pm
Take Back the Night @ Alumni Memorial Union
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The University of Findlay will host a “Take Back the Night” event at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Alumni Memorial Union, 164 Frazer St. “Take Back the Night” seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence and domestic violence. “Take Back the Night” empowers survivors in the healing process and inspires responsibility in everyone. The goal is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness and initiatives. The day will begin with a clothesline project from noon to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for individuals to decorate a T-shirt in honor of someone who has been a victim of some form of abuse or assault. Silent witnesses will be present during this event. These are cutouts of actual victims that have their stories typed on them for others to read. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be tables set up in the Almuni Memorial Union multipurpose room for agencies to present and distribute information. Agencies invited to attend include Damsel in Defense, Century Health, Family Resource Center, Crime Victim Services, Human Trafficking Coalition, Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services and the university’s counseling services. There will also be a table for people to donate unused/unopened cleaning/hygiene products that will be given to domestic violence shelters around the area. A talk by motivational speaker Mike Pistorino will begin at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Pistorino, sexual assault survivor and advocate, will talk about his story and how he has become the advocate and motivational speaker. He has spoken all over the United States and in Canada. Prior to his talk, co-sponsors Phi Alpha, Phi Sigma Sigma and the Social Work Club will read the stories of the silent witnesses and light a candle in their honor. A time for discussion and others to share their personal stories will follow. The night will conclude about 8 p.m. with a march around campus with signs, glow sticks and balloon popping. All of the events are free to students with a UF ID and open to the public for $1 or a donation of an unused/unopened cleaning/hygiene product.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Rosa Clemente Speaks 7:00 pm
Rosa Clemente Speaks @ Ritz Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Scholar and activist Rosa Clemente will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Ritz Auditorium as a guest of the University of Findlay’s College of Education. She is a doctoral student in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, the co-founder and coordinator of the first National Hip-Hop Convention, a co-founder of the R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop Coalition. Clemente also was the 2008 Green Party nominee for vice president of the United States. Her presentation is free.
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Tea & Tales: Introduction to Essential Oils 1:30 pm
Tea & Tales: Introduction to Essential Oils @ 50 North
Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm
Tea & Tales: “Introduction to Essential Oils” will be presented at 1:30 p.m. March 22 at 50 North by Registered Nurse and wellness advocate Barb Deerwester, who will share an informative presentation on the basics of using essential oils. Registration and a $10 fee are required by March 17. Tea and refreshments will be served. Call 419-423-8496 for more information or to sign up.
Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference 5:00 pm
Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference @ Marion Center at Tiffin University
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tiffin University will present a women’s leadership conference from 5-8:30 p.m. March 22 in the Marion Center. The keynote address, “Aspire Higher,” will be delivered by TU alumna Ronette “Roni” Burkes, warden at the Ohio Reformatory in Marysville and Ohio’s 2016 Warden of the Year award recipient. Also included is a workshop on conflict resolution conducted by president Lillian Schumacher and “table topics” addressing situational leadership, negotiation strategies, work-load distribution and financial literacy. For the full agenda, registration and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.tiffin.edu/alumni/events/leadership-conference/ or email Vickie Wilkins at wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu.
Leader in Me Program Presentation 6:00 pm
Leader in Me Program Presentation @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jacobs Primary School Principal Krista Miller will give a presentation on the Leader in Me program Wednesday, March 22, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Leader in Me helps students practice the habits in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Miller will review the program, its implementation and its results. The presentation will be in the Lindamood Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No registration is required.
Spring Constellations 7:00 pm
Spring Constellations @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm
A program on spring constellations will be held in the Hancock Park District’s inflatable planetarium at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family program is free, but requires registration by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday because of limited space. The program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 25 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan 7:00 pm
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan @ Bluffton Town Hall, third floor
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Jeff Brassell and Ethan Setiawan will share the stage of the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series at 7 p.m. Thursday. Brassell, a singer-songwriter raised in Bluffton, strives to reflect everyday life in his music. Setiawan is an acoustic mandolin player, and also performs on mandocello and electric mandolin. The concert is free, held on the third floor, 100 E. Elm Street, Bluffton.
Clue: The Musical 7:00 pm
Clue: The Musical @ St. Wendelin Catholic School
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
The St. Wendelin Catholic School Drama Club will present its annual spring production, “Clue: The Musical,” Thursday through March 26. Based on the board game by Parker Brothers, the audience will get to play along and choose the cards as the cast unravels the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy. The result can (and likely will) be different each show, with 216 possible solutions. The musical is directed by Anthony and Keight Gallina. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors/students. They can be purchased at the parish office and at the door. The Thursday show will feature the annual dinner theater with a meal at 6 p.m. and the show at 7. Dinner theatre tickets are $30 each and must be purchased by today. Contact Anthony Gallina at 419-435-6692, ext. 412, for more information.
Eliot Lewis 7:00 pm
Eliot Lewis @ Jones Mansion
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Independent multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis will bring his guitar-oriented rock and soul music to the Jones Mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St., on Thursday, March 23. The special benefit concert to restore the mansion’s upper porch runs from 7 to 10 p.m., with doors opening at 6. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110. Lewis performs with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates on tour and is the only musician to appear on every episode of Hall’s “Live From Daryl’s House” television series. He has also worked with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren, Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T. Jones, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb’ Mo’, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker and Gavin DeGraw. He’s also made appearances at the Hollywood Bowl and Japan’s Budokan Arena, as well as on television’s “The Voice,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and others. Elijah’s cash bar will be open to offer refreshments. Seating is limited. If presale tickets sell out there will be no sales at the door the day of the event. First-sold tickets reserve the best seats, which remain reserved for the length of the show so audience members may visit the bar or restrooms without the worry of losing seats. For more information, visit the Jones Mansion’s Facebook page.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
Life Tree Cafe: An Unsolved Mystery: Living With Life’s Unanswered Questions 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: An Unsolved Mystery: Living With Life’s Unanswered Questions @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “An Unsolved Mystery: Living With Life’s Unanswered Questions.” Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
Mark Applebaum Recital 7:00 pm
Mark Applebaum Recital @ Ohl Concert Hall
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum will be guest composer in residence for Heidelberg University’s music series. He will play with his father, Robert, in the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo on March 23, and in a solo recital of his compositions March 24. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic and electroacoustic work has been performed around the world, and he builds electroacoustic sound-sculptures out of junk, hardware and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools.
Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay Meeting 7:00 pm
Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay Meeting @ Fox Run Manor
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green will be the topic of the program that will be presented at the Thursday meeting of the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Findlay. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at Fox Run Manor, 11745 Township Road 145, and is open to the public. Charlie Harper, a longtime volunteer at the garden park, will discuss the 11-acre park’s many attractions which include a children’s sensory garden, Japanese gardens, sculptures and water features.
Women in Politics Panel Discussion 8:00 pm
Women in Politics Panel Discussion @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
To celebrate National Women’s History Month, the Blanchard Valley Young Democrats and the Hancock County Concerned Citizens groups are sponsoring a panel discussion on “Women in Politics” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the University of Findlay Student Union Multipurpose Room. Keynoting will be Connie Pillich, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, and Republican Mayor Lydia Mihalik of Findlay. Also participating will be Mary Harshfield, Ashley Phillip, Heidi Mercer, Janet Garrett and Barbara Lockard. The event is free and open to the public.
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Music Bach’s Concert Series: The Mulligan Brothers 11:30 am
Music Bach’s Concert Series: The Mulligan Brothers @ Alumni Memorial Union Atrium
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am
The Mulligan Brothers’ indie folk music will return to the University of Findlay on Friday, March 24, as part of the Music Bach’s Concert Series. The band will perform in the Alumni Memorial Union’s Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission will be free and community members are invited to attend. Lunches may be purchased at The Cave, or individuals may pack a lunch. The Mulligan Brothers, who last visited UF in 2015, perform music with resonating lyrics that tell stories through soft vocals, mournful fiddle playing and soothing guitar. One of their signature instruments is an upright bass made out of vintage suitcases. They play an original mix of Americana, folk rock and country with a predominantly acoustic sound, reflecting older music with a contemporary twist. The Mobile, Alabama-based band features members Ross Newell, Greg DeLuca, Ben Leininger and Melody Duncan. Duncan replaced fiddle player Gram Rea. The Mulligan Brothers’ performance is presented by the University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board, an extension of the Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services and Leadership Development. Student Activities Board is a student board that strives to bring diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.
Clue: The Musical 7:00 pm
Clue: The Musical @ St. Wendelin Catholic School
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
The St. Wendelin Catholic School Drama Club will present its annual spring production, “Clue: The Musical,” Thursday through March 26. Based on the board game by Parker Brothers, the audience will get to play along and choose the cards as the cast unravels the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy. The result can (and likely will) be different each show, with 216 possible solutions. The musical is directed by Anthony and Keight Gallina. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors/students. They can be purchased at the parish office and at the door. The Thursday show will feature the annual dinner theater with a meal at 6 p.m. and the show at 7. Dinner theatre tickets are $30 each and must be purchased by today. Contact Anthony Gallina at 419-435-6692, ext. 412, for more information.
Mark Applebaum Recital 7:00 pm
Mark Applebaum Recital @ Ohl Concert Hall
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum will be guest composer in residence for Heidelberg University’s music series. He will play with his father, Robert, in the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo on March 23, and in a solo recital of his compositions March 24. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic and electroacoustic work has been performed around the world, and he builds electroacoustic sound-sculptures out of junk, hardware and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Basic Archery Instructor Training Workshop 8:00 am
Basic Archery Instructor Training Workshop @ Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 office
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors can attend a free training workshop on Saturday, March 25 in Findlay. NASP instructors teach target archery to elementary, middle and high school students, and some start after-school programs and archery teams. The Basic Archery Instructor Training workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 office at 952 Lima Ave. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Registration is required by March 24 and can be completed at naspbai.org.
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp 9:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registration for a volleyball camp for youth in grades 4-6. The camp will be held at the facility from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 25 to April 29. Costs are $40 for BFR members; $50 for nonmembers. Registration is due by March 22 and can be made online at www.bfronline.com. Call 419-358-4150 for more information.
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Birds 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Birds @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Attention, all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Register with $20 per child by noon on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Something More New Life Singles Conference 10:00 am
Something More New Life Singles Conference @ New Life Assembly of God Church
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Singles wanting “Something More” can check out a conference being hosted at Findlay’s New Life Assembly of God Church. The Something More New Life Singles Conference will be held March 25 with keynote speaker Kris Swiatocho, director of The Singles Network Ministries. Swiatocho will speak at three sessions. There will be small discussion groups and a light lunch. The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with doors opening at 9:30. It will be followed by a dinner catered by Kathy’s Korner, then comedy in the evening. Attendees can sign up for just the conference, just the comedy, or both. Registration is $50 for the conference and comedy combo package (which includes snacks, lunch and dinner); $40 for the conference only (including snacks and lunch); or $20 for comedy only (no meals included). Registration can be made online and the deadline to order tickets is March 4. Scholarships may be available for those who cannot afford the registration fee. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is listed as Feb. 1, but Dennis said they will try to accommodate people.
Bowl for Kids Sake 1:30 pm
Bowl for Kids Sake @ Al-Mar Lanes
Mar 25 @ 1:30 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio will host its annual Bowl for Kids Sake on March 25 at Al-Mar Lanes, Bowling Green. Bowling times are scheduled for 1:30 and 4 p.m. Bowlers are asked to donate $30 or more per adult and $25 each per student college age and younger. All proceeds help support the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ one-to-one mentoring program. For more information, call Melva at 419-353-2113 or email bbbs2@wcnet.org.
Out of the Shadows, Into a Star Talent Show 2:00 pm
Out of the Shadows, Into a Star Talent Show @ Glenwood Middle School
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will host an Out of the Shadows, Into a Star talent show and contest from 2-8 p.m. March 25 at Glenwood Middle School. Registration begins at 1 p.m. the day of the event, with $1,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Admission to the talent show is free. Call 419-425-5988 or email executivedirector@namiofhancock.org for more information.
Habitat for Humanity Signature Event 6:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity Signature Event @ Findlay Country Club
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm
The Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity affiliate will hold its fourth “Signature Event” March 25 at the Findlay Country Club. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktail casual attire. The evening will feature live and silent auctions over director chairs and other items autographed by celebrities including Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, Richard Petty, Urban Meyer, Bobby Allison and more. Featured for the first time at this event are experiences and packages from the area including Bourbon Affair, a Huntington Bank suite, Logan’s, Element 211 and LaRiche Chevrolet. “Big Dave” Crosser of WKXA-FM will serve as emcee and Trent Farthing will conduct the auction. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and live entertainment by the band Midnight Rider. Tickets are $100 each and are available in advance at the Habitat for Humanity office, 2042 Tiffin Ave., or by calling the office at 419-429-1400 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event. The Signature Event raises funds to help build Habitat for Humanity homes for deserving families and also serves as a way to raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity in the community. All funds raised will be used in Hancock County to help build a new home planned in 2018. Marathon Petroleum Co. LP is the presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors are Spectrum Eye Care and Gary and Jane Heminger. Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to building decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in the Findlay/Hancock County community. Since 2000, the affiliate has worked with 36 families to build new homes and 34 repaired homes. ReStore was opened in 2010. For more information, visit www.habitatfindlay.org or contact the office.
Clue: The Musical 7:00 pm
Clue: The Musical @ St. Wendelin Catholic School
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm
The St. Wendelin Catholic School Drama Club will present its annual spring production, “Clue: The Musical,” Thursday through March 26. Based on the board game by Parker Brothers, the audience will get to play along and choose the cards as the cast unravels the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy. The result can (and likely will) be different each show, with 216 possible solutions. The musical is directed by Anthony and Keight Gallina. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors/students. They can be purchased at the parish office and at the door. The Thursday show will feature the annual dinner theater with a meal at 6 p.m. and the show at 7. Dinner theatre tickets are $30 each and must be purchased by today. Contact Anthony Gallina at 419-435-6692, ext. 412, for more information.
Pointe of the Evening 7:30 pm
Pointe of the Evening @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Contemporary dance and classical ballet take to the stage for the 2017 “Pointe of the Evening” fundraising performance Saturday, March 25, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. The event begins with a silent auction in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. The performance follows at 7:30 p.m. with a reception afterward. Proceeds go to the Chance to Dance Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance and instruction opportunities for local dancers. Donations to the 501(c)(3) organization may be mailed to the Chance to Dance Foundation, in care of Judy Reading, 7443 Eagle Drive, Findlay, OH 45840. Advance tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, and are available through the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, www.marathoncenterarts.org, or by calling 419-423-2787. All tickets are $17 at the door. The performance begins with selections from “A 1940s Nutcracker,” with dancers from Neos Dance Theatre and the Findlay Academy of Ballet. Members of Neos Dance Theatre will perform to a live piano accompaniment of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” by Findlay’s Patrick Sadowski and offer a duet to selections from George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” The evening will be capped by a presentation of “Games,” performed by advanced members of the Findlay Academy of Ballet and choreographed by Reading, a ballet professional at the academy. The Findlay Academy of Ballet offers instruction for students ages 5 through adult. Those dancing in the “Pointe of the Evening” have been rehearsing for nearly a year. Most students spend several nights a week in class at the studio, and most weekends in rehearsal. Local dancers include Amy Barto, Brian Jones, Lydia Mattingly, Caitlin Smith, Laura Stark, Allyson Utz, Victoria Wurm, Josephina Bouaphakeo, Shawna Bartson, Kitty Cleary, Parris Crowe, Emi Kawamura, Miki Kawamura, Lindsey Stultz, Kendra Tossey, Clara Baker, Lauren Baker, Amber Bihn, Emma Cook, Maria Debord, Christina Horn, Isabella Nigro and Riley Orchard.
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UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions
UF Spring Senior Forum Educational Sessions @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 26 all-day
From a wind turbine tour to a lesson on an intriguing baseball chapter in Findlay history, this spring’s senior forum educational sessions, sponsored by the University of Findlay’s Division of University Advancement, will cover a wide array of interests. Offered as a flexible learning experience for people age 50 and older, the sessions will feature site visits and presentations by experts, students and other community members. Three sessions each will be held on Wednesdays, April 12, 19 and 26. Most will take place in the UF Alumni Memorial Union’s Multipurpose Room. The cost is $12 per day, or $18 with lunch. Single session attendance costs $4. Walk-in registrations are accepted, but those who want lunch must contact Nancy Leatherman at 419-434-4672 to reserve a place five to seven days before the session.
Flag City Model Train Show 10:00 am
Flag City Model Train Show @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The 14th annual Flag City Model Train Show will feature model and toy trains along with railroad memorabilia for sale and on display. The year’s train ride season will also kick off with Engine 901 and Riverside Train in operation. Experts will be on hand for discussion along with food service, free parking and handicap accessibility.
Pandora United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner 11:00 am
Pandora United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora, will hold a barbecued chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26. Dine-in and carryout will be available. Tickets are $8.50 per person. For ticket information, call 419-384-3782. Some tickets will be available at the door.
True or False?: Open House 1:00 pm
True or False?: Open House @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Are robins a sign of spring? Do opossums hang upside down? Are bats blind? Test your nature knowledge at this month’s Open House at the Discovery Center with quizzes about things you thought you knew about nature.
UF Senior Art Exhibit Reception 1:00 pm
UF Senior Art Exhibit Reception @ Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay is hosting a senior art exhibit through Thursday in the Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery of the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. The works, made with different mediums, are by Katy Flint of Clinton, Michigan; Jessica Meek of Kilaueau, Hawaii; and Kacie Pohlman of Fostoria. Some are for sale. A reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the fine arts pavilion. The Lea Gallery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All of its exhibits are free and open to the public.
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) 3:00 pm
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm
The Reduced Shakespeare Company will pare down and shake up the Bard’s canon when it presents “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30 to $60. Playwrights Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor weave together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare’s 39 plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional 40th for the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s 10th stage show. The play centers on an ancient manuscript discovered in a treasure-filled parking lot in Leicester, England, that turns out to be the long-lost first play written by then 17-year-old William Shakespeare. The manuscript shows Shakespeare’s most famous characters and familiar speeches in a brand-new story. But because it’s 100 hours long and contains multiple unwieldy storylines, the Reduced Shakespeare Company decides, as a public service, to abridge it down to a palatable 90 minutes. The play turns Shakespeare’s canon upside down, with an ancient grudge pitting Puck (from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”) against Ariel (from “The Tempest”), creating such strange bedfellows as Hamlet and Lady Macbeth, Viola and Richard III, King Lear and the Weird Sisters, and Dromio (yes, that’s correct) and Juliet. The Reduced Shakespeare Company began in 1981 and has created 10 stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces, all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The show contains some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo, so it’s suggested for audiences ages 13 and older. For more information, visit www.reducedshakespeare.com or call the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787.
Clue: The Musical 7:00 pm
Clue: The Musical @ St. Wendelin Catholic School
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm
The St. Wendelin Catholic School Drama Club will present its annual spring production, “Clue: The Musical,” Thursday through March 26. Based on the board game by Parker Brothers, the audience will get to play along and choose the cards as the cast unravels the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy. The result can (and likely will) be different each show, with 216 possible solutions. The musical is directed by Anthony and Keight Gallina. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors/students. They can be purchased at the parish office and at the door. The Thursday show will feature the annual dinner theater with a meal at 6 p.m. and the show at 7. Dinner theatre tickets are $30 each and must be purchased by today. Contact Anthony Gallina at 419-435-6692, ext. 412, for more information.
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Watercolor Workshop 5:30 pm
Watercolor Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm
Jeanne Beutler will present a watercolor workshop at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Participants will complete a watercolor painting with a mat for framing. There is a $10 supply fee at the door, cash only. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016
First Step Spring Greeting Card Program 6:00 pm
First Step Spring Greeting Card Program @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will kick off the fourth year of its Women’s Enrichment Series with an Irish tea program and a spring greeting card workshop. A stamp-a-stack of spring cards program will start at 6 p.m. March 27. Sherri Kennedy will show participants two design layouts that feature the colors of spring and will accommodate interchangeable greetings and text for birthday, thinking of you, anniversary and sympathy. Stampers will take home at least 10 cards and envelopes ready for mailing. The cost is $20, and registration is due by March 26. For more information or to make reservations, contact First Step at 419-435-7300.
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
Taste of the Summit Luncheon 12:00 pm
Taste of the Summit Luncheon @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 N. Main St., will host a “Taste of the Summit” luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. March 28. The event serves as a preview for the Global Leadership Summit 2017, scheduled Aug. 10-11, and is an opportunity to become acquainted with the leadership training provided by the summit. The luncheon includes a video teaching session with Mark Miller, vice president of high-performance leadership at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and author of the book, “Leaders Made Here.” There will also be an announcement of the 2017 Global Leadership Summit faculty. A discount registration code to the August event will be given to all attendees. The luncheon is free, but registration is requested by visiting www.winebrenner.edu or by calling 419-434-4226.
Putnam County Help Me Grow screenings 1:00 pm
Putnam County Help Me Grow screenings @ Putnam County Educational Service Center
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Putnam County Help Me Grow and Early Intervention staff will be available to screen Putnam County infants, toddlers and preschoolers from 1-4:30 p.m. March 28. Free developmental screenings include hearing, vision, physical development (rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, etc.), speech and language, behavioral and play skills. Screenings are available at the Putnam County Educational Service Center by appointment only. Call 419-523-6059.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Bloomdale Trinity UMC Kids Spring Party 6:30 pm
Bloomdale Trinity UMC Kids Spring Party @ Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A kids spring party will be hosted in the basement of Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Kids ages 6-12 are invited for stories, crafts, games and treats. For more information, contact Jane at 419-299-3690.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times 6:30 pm
Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm
Bilingual story times are scheduled at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa and 10 a.m. Thursday in Leipsic. In April, story times will be offered at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in Ottawa, and 10 a.m. April 27 in Leipsic. Activities include reading children’s books in Spanish and English, crafts and snacks.
Student Art Show Opening: Kindergarten-5th Grade 6:30 pm
Student Art Show Opening: Kindergarten-5th Grade @ Findlay Art League
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Two student art shows begin this week at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. The first show opens from 6:30-8 p.m. today, displaying the work of students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Viewing will continue through April 9. The second show includes the work of students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. It opens from 6:30-8 p.m. April 13. High school art will be judged by Laura Barnhardt Corle, Findlay watercolor artist and adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University. Viewing will continue through April 23. Findlay Art League viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Fridays; and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. The shows are free and open to the public. For more information, call 419-422-7847.
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Afternoon Conversation: Tracing Your House’s History 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation: Tracing Your House’s History @ 50 North
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm
50 North will host a program called “Afternoon Conversation: Tracing Your House’s History” at 1 p.m. March 29. Becky Hill, head librarian at the Hayes Presidential Center, will explain how to use printed and online sources to track the history of your home with a variety of sources. Registration and a $5 fee are required by Friday. Call 419-423-8496. 50 North is located at 339 E. Melrose Ave.
Discover Lacrosse Day 5:30 pm
Discover Lacrosse Day @ Flag City Sports Complex Youth Football Field
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is hosting a Discover Lacrosse Day from 5:30-7 p.m. March 29 at The Flag City Sports Complex Youth Football Field, 3430 N. Main St. Registration is $35, and participants should register by today to ensure a free lacrosse stick and ball to take home. The event is open to boys and girls ages 4-18. Anyone wishing to volunteer as a coach may contact the office at 419-424-7176.
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free community meal will be held at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora, from 5:30-7 p.m. March 29. This month’s meal is provided by Sprunger Insurance Co. and features spaghetti, bread sticks, salad, cake and a beverage.
Encore! A Celebration of Creativity and the Arts 8:00 pm
Encore! A Celebration of Creativity and the Arts @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm
“Encore! A Celebration of Creativity and the Arts” will culminate Bluffton University’s annual Civic Engagement Day with a variety of works, including music; scenes from “Demo,” a play written by senior Brianna Lugibihl; excerpts from “Beaver Monologues”; and poetry readings by “Bridge” literary journal writers.
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Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times 10:00 am
Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times @ Putnam County District Library -- Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am
Bilingual story times are scheduled at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa and 10 a.m. Thursday in Leipsic. In April, story times will be offered at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in Ottawa, and 10 a.m. April 27 in Leipsic. Activities include reading children’s books in Spanish and English, crafts and snacks.
Veterans Resource Fair 11:00 am
Veterans Resource Fair @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The University of Findlay and the Hancock County Veterans Service Office will be hosting a Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday, March 30. The event will include educational, work and recruitment opportunities. Representatives from the university, community organizations, businesses and the military will be present. Refreshments will be served. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The fair is organized by the University of Findlay Military Support Services Group. For more event information, contact UF’s Oiler Success Center at 419-434-5680 or at oilersuccesscenter@findlay.edu.
Children’s Art Lesson 3:30 pm
Children’s Art Lesson @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 30 @ 3:30 pm
On March 30, Janette Reineke will present a children’s art lesson for ages 8-10 at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Children will learn about Impressionistic French painter Claude Monet, then use his method of painting to create a watercolor seascape. There is a $6 fee at the door, cash only. Registration is required by Thursday by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
Celebration of Women Awards Banquet 6:00 pm
Celebration of Women Awards Banquet @ Ohio Northern University
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm
The Celebration of Women Awards Banquet will be held in the ballroom of Ohio Northern University at 6 p.m. March 30 in a collaboration of Soroptimist International clubs representing Kenton-Hardin County, Hancock County and Lima. Recognition will be given to girls and women from each club. The event also features keynote speaker Charlene Bonsignore, a cancer survivor, competitive natural bodybuilder and inspirational leader. Tickets are $15 per person and include dinner. Email Missie Austin at missieaustin@gmail.com or sikenton@soroptimist.net or call 419-673-7104 for tickets or more information. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 9. The event is open to the public.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
Life Tree Cafe: Unlocking the Mystery of Music 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: Unlocking the Mystery of Music @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “Unlocking the Mystery of Music: New Findings on how Music Heals and Relieves.” Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
The Cat in the Hat 7:00 pm
The Cat in the Hat @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm
The Arts Partnership will present Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat,” the classic children’s tale that comes to life on stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Reserved seating tickets are $8 for children and $10 for adults. They can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org and by contacting the box office at 419-423-2787. The show is part of the “TAP Package” at MCPA, a series of one-hour performances geared toward families at affordable prices. The Arts Partnership is also presenting two performances of “The Cat in the Hat” as part of its “School Day Performance Series” on March 30. Childsplay is one of a handful of theater companies in the United States to perform the adaptation, and show director David Barker said the performance can be boiled down to one word: fun. “The show feels just as youthful and exhilarating as reading a Dr. Seuss book,” he said. From the moment his tall, red-and-white striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly, a rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with The Cat in The Hat, the fun’s never done. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. Its mission is to provide, encourage, and promote quality arts education, community enrichment, and entertainment opportunities. The Arts Partnership is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council.
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Eastern Religions 8:00 pm
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Eastern Religions @ Ritz Auditorium
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Song-Chong Lee, associate professor of religion, will be the first presenter for the University of Findlay Department of Religious Studies’ spring lecture series. Lee will speak about Eastern religions, specifically regarding yin and yang philosophy, and sociopolitical and Christian reflection, at 8 p.m. Thursday in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Others included in this spring’s lecture series are Judith Wahrman, director of the College of Education’s Outreach and Partnership program, who will speak about Judaism on April 3 in Ritz Auditorium; and Gregg Mott, instructor of English as an international language, whose April 10 presentation at Winebrenner Theological Seminary will focus on the Quakers.
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Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature 4:00 pm
Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm
Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, Bluffton University assistant professor of religion, will present the free colloquium “Portrayals of the Natural World in Second Temple Jewish Literature” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The public is welcome. Wyse-Rhodes will consider additional portrayals of the natural world in early Jewish and Christian literature. She says nature is variously depicted as a model of righteousness, a sign of things to come, a giver of testimony, an instrument of judgment, and a heavenly mystery.
John Strauss Reception 6:00 pm
John Strauss Reception @ Findlay Art League
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Collector Gallery at Objects of Desire Artful Living will host a reception for furniture maker John Strauss from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. The public is invited and it is free. Strauss, of Canton, builds custom furniture for designers and architects around the country. His reception is free and open to the public.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
The Long Red Herring 8:00 pm
The Long Red Herring @ Osceola Theatre, Gillmor Student Center, Tiffin University
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm
Tiffin University’s Dragon’s Den Players will present “The Long Red Herring,” a comedy thriller by Pat Cook. The show chronicles a professor with an unusual final exam: he sets up a murder in his own home and has his students try to solve it. Soon, the students suspect the murder is real.

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