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The mountain dulcimer is truly an American original, first made and played in the Appalachian region. But did you know there is a direct linkage of this instrument to the early German immigrants to Pennsylvania, including Mennonites? The dulcimer is actually a descendant of a German folk instrument called a scheitholt, a member of the zither family. Come and learn more about this little known connection. There will be slides of scheitholts made and owned by German Mennonites dating to the early 1800’s, as well as live music demonstrating several styles of dulcimer playing. Coffee and cookies will be provided.
Join Lodestar for a wine tasting event to benefit Lodestar: Guiding Angels for the Blind. Lodestar trains and places guide dogs with blind or visually impaired children free of charge.
Ticket price includes 2 red wines and 2 white wines. All tickets will be entered for a $25 Meijer gift card.
Please come support a wonderful cause!
Canoeists will begin the trip by paddling through downtown Findlay and the obstacle-ridden section of the Blanchard River. Beyond the urban section lies a scenic and pleasant rural section where wildlife sightings are commonplace.
It is an enjoyable, yet physically challenging trip at 12.6 miles with up to six potential portages around two dams and four rock fields, including a long portage at the waterfall just after starting the trip. Without stops and with two strong paddlers, this trip should take approximately 4½ hours.
If the trip is canceled due to extreme inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 26.
Meet at 9 a.m. at Blanchard Landing, located on Ohio 235, south of U.S. 224 West. The shuttle will be at Blanchard Landing at 9 a.m. Canoeists will be transported to Zonta Landing at Riverside Park via the HPD Shuttle Service.
Who: Adults and youth age 15 to 17 with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and/or parental consent form. Youth under the age of 15 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. Participants must have the ability to swim.
Enrollment maximum: 12 people total with a maximum of two participants per canoe. Register by Friday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Supplies: Wear tennis shoes that can get wet. Bring lunch, snacks, and water or Gatorade in a small cooler (alcohol is not permitted in HPD canoes). Dress and plan accordingly for the weather. Canoes, life vests, paddles, and shuttle service will be provided.
Audience members may bring their own beverages. Concessions will be available.
Headlining the show will be Chili Challis, a former writer for the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” who has headlined comedy clubs, casinos, colleges and corporate shows for nearly 30 years. He has also been on nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show.
The feature comedian will be Thaddeus Challis. A former musician who made the transition to comedy, he was a finalist for the Bob and Tom-Busch Light national comedy competition.
The master of ceremonies for the evening will be local comedian Eddie Michaels.
Proceeds from the show will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters and the student athletes at Vanlue High School.
The University of Findlay Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Brahms and more on Sunday, April 26 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
The 3 p.m. concert will be free and open to the public. No tickets will be required.
Featured will be the overture to Mozart’s opera “Marriage of Figaro,” “Waltz No. 2″ from Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra by Shostakovich; and “Hungarian Dance No. 4″ by Johannes Brahms.
A highlight of the performance will be an orchestral arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s well-known “Prelude in C-sharp minor” combined with the original piano solo played by Sophia Kentris, a marketing major from Fostoria.
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