Jan
31
Sat
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Park
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Sign the family up for a Saturday of snowy fun! HPD will explain and demonstrate the basic ski techniques such as the proper ways to use ski equipment, how to glide, climb hills, how to get up after falling down, how to turn around, and how to get into a good rhythm. It is suggested that all participants wear layered clothing, including hats and gloves to keep warm and dry. Children are required to be at least 8 years of age with a participating adult. Ski rates (including equipment rental) is $12 per person. Register with payment the Friday before each workshop at the HPD office. Workshops require at least 3-5 inches of a good solid snow base.

Meet SimMan @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Prepare to be fascinated! Representatives from the University of Findlay will be giving an interactive demonstration of SimMan, a life-sized robot that can blink, breathe, and imitate other natural functions. Visitors can take his pulse, check his blood pressure, and more.   He’ll be a patient for the day!

Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ @ College First Church
Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ is the conclusion to a series of beginner and intermediate workshops. Mike Anderson will be performing selections on the Dulcimer and will invite Dulcimer Gatherin’ to join him.

Mike Anderson is one of the most versatile folk performers and educators in the Midwest. Under Mike’s leadership, the New Salem Storytelling Festival, and the Clayville Music and Storytelling Festival before that, events of national renown. Mike is also nationally renown, appearing at the Nat’l Mt. Music Festival, holding a prestigious position on the faculty of the Mt. Dulcimer Workshops at Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC and West Carolina Univ., NC, Dulcimer Workshops, and presenting workshops and concerts across the US.

Mike’s children’s concerts are very popular. He received a National Children’s television award for his show “Mike’s Music Works.” Under the auspices of the Illinois State Board of Education, Mike has conducted many teacher and parent workshops for developing literacy through the art of storytelling. His Early Childhood shows are legendary.. Mike plays guitar, banjo, jaw harp, noseflute, bones, and more. He is best known as an outstanding mountain dulcimer player.

Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ is part of the Blanchard Valley Health System Community Month.
– See more at: http://artspartnership.com/event/dulcimer-gatherin/?instance_id=360#sthash.fX8B9EZL.dpuf

13th Annual Comedy Jam @ Ritz Auditorium, Old Main 2nd Floor
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the University of Findlay’s Campus Programming Board by attending the 13th annual Comedy Jam on January 31st! This event will take place at 8 p.m., with the doors opening at 7:30 in Ritz Auditorium.

This event will feature Kim Coles as the emcee, Michael Palascak and headlining Louis Ramey.

Tickets are $10 pre-sale for community, $20 at the door.  Students, Faculty and Staff receive one free ticket with ID, presale only.

This is a PG-14 show, for more information visit the CPB facebook event page or call 419-434-4606.

Feb
2
Mon
Groundhogs Day Celebration @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Come on out to celebrate with the parks and see if this woodchuck saw his shadow, and what it means when he sees his shadow and when he doesn’t! Enjoy a story at 1:30 PM and again at 3 PM followed by a craft and activities that relate to the story.

Feb
4
Wed
Flag City Morning Rotary
Feb 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
5
Thu
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Book and Merchandise Sale @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day

Library used adult and children’s books for sale along with Friends of the Library merchandise sale. Merchandise will include T-shirts and sweatshirts with Friends’ logo on front, I LOVE READING bracelets, and brand new children’s toys.

Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Feb 5 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio.  Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50.  Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.

Feb
7
Sat
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Park
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Sign the family up for a Saturday of snowy fun! HPD will explain and demonstrate the basic ski techniques such as the proper ways to use ski equipment, how to glide, climb hills, how to get up after falling down, how to turn around, and how to get into a good rhythm. It is suggested that all participants wear layered clothing, including hats and gloves to keep warm and dry. Children are required to be at least 8 years of age with a participating adult. Ski rates (including equipment rental) is $12 per person. Register with payment the Friday before each workshop at the HPD office. Workshops require at least 3-5 inches of a good solid snow base.

Feb
10
Tue
Four Score and Seven Years Ago @ Findlay High School Auditorium
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

To young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. He has a good job at the general store and a good friend in the shop’s owner, Mrs McIlheny. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged, however, when he unexpectedly befriends Mrs. McIlheny’s nephew, Jacob McLain, a private in the Confederate Army, who comes to the store after his regiment has temporarily taken control of Gettysburg.

During the Battle of Gettysburg, Jacob is wounded and returns to his aunt’s general store to take refuge. When a suspicious Union sergeant returns to the store and sees Jacob, Lemuel must come to Jacob’s aid.

The two men may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they have much to teach each other about bravery, loyalty, and how freedom can begin with a simple act of kindness of ArtsPower’s patriotic and inspiring Civil War Musical.

Ideal for grades 4-8, each performance lasts approximately 1 hour.