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7:30 pm An Evening with Cheyenne Jackson, featuring Phil Reno @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
An Evening with Cheyenne Jackson, featuring Phil Reno @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Acclaimed stage and screen actor and musical star Cheyenne Jackson will be the University of Findlay’s Donnell Broadway Musical Theatre Guest Artist later this month. The Spokane, Washington, native’s first leading role on Broadway was in 2005 in the Elvis tribute, “All Shook Up,” which earned him a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. Since then, he has starred in Broadway hits such as “Damn Yankees,” “Xanadu” and “The Performers” with John Lithgow, Alicia Silverstone, Morgan Freeman and other critically lauded colleagues. On the big screen, he portrayed Mark Bingham in the 2006 Academy Award-nominated “United 93,” and has appeared in “Price Check,” “The Green,” “Curiosity” and other films. Yet-to-be-released independent films that he has roles in include “Lucky Stiff,” “Mutual Friends” and “Beautiful Now.” Jackson has also been featured in television series such as “30 Rock,” “Ugly Betty” and “Glee,” and has guest-starred in roles on series ranging from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to “Law and Order.” In 2013 he starred as Billy Leatherwood in the Golden Globe Award-winning HBO biopic about Liberace, “Behind the Candelabra.” Jackson began his music career as a backup singer for Vanessa Williams, Heather Headly and Liza Minnelli. He made his singing debut in 2009, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, teaming with Michael Feinstein on a nightclub act titled “The Power of Two,” and with the New York Pops on “Cheyenne Jackson’s Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era.” He has released two singles from his album “I’m Blue, Skies.” Jackson’s UF appearance will also feature Phil Reno, a prominent Broadway conductor and musical director, and pianist. Reno is originally from Tiffin and was featured in last year’s Donnell Broadway Concert series with Matt Cavenaugh. Reno most recently conducted the hit Broadway production of “Elf the Musical” and the hit Broadway revival of the Burt Bacharach musical “Promises, Promises” starring Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes. This spring he will be serving as conductor, musical director, orchestrator and vocal arranger for the new Broadway musical “Something Rotten!” Also on Broadway, Reno was the music director and vocal arranger for “The Drowsy Chaperone,” conducted “The Producers,” “Thou Shalt Not,” “Cats,” and was the music director and on-stage pianist for “Dame Edna: The Royal Tour” and “Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance.” Reno’s national tour credits include such hits as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” starring Donny Osmond, the world premiere of “Music of the Night: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” “Sweet Charity” and “Starlight Express.”
9:30 am Mother Nature Tea @ Riverbend Park
Mother Nature Tea @ Riverbend Park
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Our enchanting character, Mother Nature, will share a story about her child, Autumn. Afterwards, join Mother Nature for “tea” served by her helpful little friends followed by children’s activities and a craft! To attend this program, children are required to be between the ages of 4-6, with an adult companion (one adult for every two children). Registration is due by Friday, January 23. Times of this event are: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. Each event will last about a hour.
12:00 pm Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon @ Winebrenner Seminary
Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon @ Winebrenner Seminary
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Winebrenner will be hosting our final Global Leadership Summit Follow-Up Luncheon titled, “Positioning Your Organization for the Future”. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you made it to the Summit or not! This will be a panel discussion, with an opportunity to submit your questions beforehand for feedback on this topic. There is no cost for this event and lunch will be provided. PANEL SPEAKERS: John Bookmyer – CEO, Pain Management Group Father Mike Hoenbrink – St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church Pastor Bill Shoemaker – Director of Church Planting, Churches of God General Conference Joshua Anderson – Executive Director, HHWP Community Action Commission
6:00 pm Cabernet Sauvignon Varietal Exploration @ The Wine Merchant
Cabernet Sauvignon Varietal Exploration @ The Wine Merchant
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Wine Merchant’s wine education series continues with Cabernets from around the world.
11:00 am Animal Needs @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Animal Needs @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
There are 5 basic needs that are essential for every animal. Kids will learn what those needs are through fun activities and engaging animal demonstrations presented by staff from the Toledo Zoo.
2:30 pm Flag City Morning Rotary
Flag City Morning Rotary
Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
6:30 pm Storytelling for Literacy with Mike Anderson @ Glenwood Middle School Cafetorium
Storytelling for Literacy with Mike Anderson @ Glenwood Middle School Cafetorium
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This workshop, originally created under the auspices of a 2-year Adult Literacy grant from the Illinois State Board of Education, is recognized nationally. It teaches the importance of storytelling and its impact on literacy: how it helps children learn and develop reading comprehension skills. It focuses on the whys of storytelling and the learning of the art. Mike Anderson is a musician, author, elementary school teacher and wonderful story teller that has been nationally recognized for his workshops. Mike is a driving force in the Illinois folk scene and is one of the people we can thank for keeping traditional music and storytelling alive. Registration encouraged by January 27.
7:30 pm Bluffton Artist Series: Cantus @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Bluffton Artist Series: Cantus @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bluffton Artist Series brings to the campus each year a number of outstanding concert artists and ensemble groups. This month, men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is featured. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m Individual event prices are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and students, $15 for Bluffton faculty/staff, $5 for Bluffton University students.
9:00 am Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Park
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.
11:00 am Meet SimMan @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
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!
4:00 pm Mike Anderson ft. Dulcimer Gatherin’ @ College First Church
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
8:00 pm 13th Annual Comedy Jam @ Ritz Auditorium, Old Main 2nd Floor
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.