Bloomdale Trinity UMC Frozen Tozen Party @ Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will host a kids Frozen Tozen party in the basement of the church from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday. Kids ages 6-12 are invited for stories, crafts, games and treats. If school is canceled that day, the party will also be canceled. Call 419-299-3690 for more information.

Unleash the Winner Within You @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am

Sherry Winn, a two-time Olympian and former women’s basketball coach, will give a talk titled “Unleash the Winner Within You” on Jan. 25 at the University of Findlay.

Winn led the University of Charleston’s team to two consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association Elite Eight appearances. She also played handball in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and earned gold medals in the Pan American Games.

The lunch is sponsored by the University of Findlay Office of Student Activities, Commuter Services & Leadership Development, and the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce.

The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.

Tickets for chamber members, and UF students, faculty and staff are $20. Tickets for others are $25. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 419-422-3313 or visiting www.findlayhancockchamber.com by Friday, Jan. 20.

Babies Love Books @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am

The Bluffton Public Library will host a session of Babies Love Books at 10 a.m. Jan. 26.

Activities will include stories, movement and songs for babies and toddlers ages birth to 3.

Activities are chosen to promote language and motor development.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or child care provider who will participate in the program. No prior registration is necessary.

Bridge Bereavement Services Grief Workshop @ Wenner Room at Birchaven Village
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a workshop on understanding grief from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Wenner Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane.

This workshop will help participants learn more about the grief process, including how to identify essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that will aid in healing. The event is for individuals 18 and older and is open to the public.

Registration is required by Jan. 24. Contact Bridge Bereavement Services at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.

Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Jan 26 @ 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.

Movies at Forest-Jackson Public Library @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm

A movie matinee and a family movie will be shown Jan. 27 in Forest-Jackson Public Library, Forest.

“Brian’s Song,” will be shown at 1 p.m. and “Storks” will be shown from 7 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

A $1 donation includes popcorn and a drink.

If ‘God Obviously Makes No Difference to the Universe,’ then ‘What Is the Point of Being a Christian?’ @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm

J. Alexander Sider, associate professor of religion and Harry and Jean Yoder Scholar in Bible and Religion, will present the colloquium “If ‘God Obviously Makes No Difference to the Universe,’ then ‘What Is the Point of Being a Christian?’” on Jan. 27.

The title of the presentation combines quotes from two Dominican theologians, Herbert McCabe and Timothy Radcliffe, who have both affected Sider’s thinking on the relationship between God and the world.

The presentation is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University.

Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Jan 27 @ 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!

University of Findlay Ethics Bowl @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am

Teams are being sought to participate in the University of Findlay’s second ethics bowl, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28 at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

The all-day public event will begin at 9:30 a.m., and is the only regional competition that will be held in Ohio.

Teams will be judged on their responses to ethical conundrums in areas ranging from politics to business to popular culture.

Matthew Stolick, professor of philosophy and chair of the Religious Studies and Philosophy Department, is organizing the event. High schools interested in participating can contact him at stolick@findlay.edu or at 419-434-6998. More National High School Ethics Bowl information can be found at http://nhseb.unc.edu.

Winter Storytime at Bluffton Public Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm

Registration for winter storytime at Bluffton Public Library opens Tuesday.

The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 23, or at 10 a.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 24. Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5. Space is limited to 18 children per session.

Register by calling 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or visiting the library’s front desk.

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