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Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Sep 17 all-day
The Kaubisch Memorial Public Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria, will hold its annual fall book sale Thursday through Sept. 19. Beginning Sept. 18, prices will be discounted to $1 per bag. For more information, call 419-435-2813 or visit fostoria.lib.oh.us.
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Sep 18 all-day
The Kaubisch Memorial Public Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria, will hold its annual fall book sale Thursday through Sept. 19. Beginning Sept. 18, prices will be discounted to $1 per bag. For more information, call 419-435-2813 or visit fostoria.lib.oh.us.
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Sep 19 all-day
The Kaubisch Memorial Public Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria, will hold its annual fall book sale Thursday through Sept. 19. Beginning Sept. 18, prices will be discounted to $1 per bag. For more information, call 419-435-2813 or visit fostoria.lib.oh.us.
Flag City Honor Flight Trip to Washington, D.C. @ Washington, D.C.
Flag City Honor Flight Trip to Washington, D.C. @ Washington, D.C.
Sep 20 all-day
Flag City Honor Flight has announced that it will offer flights to Washington, D.C., on June 7 and Sept. 20. As the Findlay-based hub of the national Honor Flight network, Flag City Honor Flight flies veterans free of charge to the nation’s capital to visit their memorials. Flag City Honor Flight normally makes just one flight to Washington each year. However, a second flight has been added for 2017 due to additional funds having been raised. Veterans, their accompanying guardians, and a small staff of Flag City Honor Flight personnel will travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials, particularly the World War II memorial. Other stops include the Korean War and Vietnam War memorials and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The one-day flights depart from Grand Aire Terminal at Toledo Express Airport. Flag City Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Trips are made possible by donations from individuals, organizations and businesses. Veterans pay nothing and guardians are asked to make a tax-deductible donation of $400. Flag City Honor Flight services primarily northwestern Ohio, southern Michigan and parts of Indiana. However, applications are accepted from any veteran, no matter where he or she lives. World War II veterans receive the highest priority. Those who served during the Korean War are second priority, followed by those who served during the Vietnam War. Flag City Honor Flight is also looking for those who served between World War II and Korea, or between Korea and Vietnam. Those who are terminally ill may be moved up the list. Any veteran is eligible to go on a flight, from any branch of service and any campaign. Both 2017 flights are filling up quickly, and any interested party is encouraged to respond soon. More detailed information for veterans, potential guardians, event volunteers and donors is available at www.flagcityhonorflight.org. Application forms may be downloaded from the website. The organization can be reached at info@flagcityhonorflight.org.
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 20 all-day
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will hold a fall book sale next week on the lower level of the library. Hours are 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23. All proceeds support library programs and services.
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 21 all-day
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will hold a fall book sale next week on the lower level of the library. Hours are 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23. All proceeds support library programs and services.
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 22 all-day
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will hold a fall book sale next week on the lower level of the library. Hours are 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23. All proceeds support library programs and services.
Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session @ Kalahari Resort - Sandusky
Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session @ Kalahari Resort - Sandusky
Sep 22 all-day
The 128th session of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, dubbed the “Unforgettable Stories” session, will be held Sept. 22-24 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. All Eastern Star members are sincerely encouraged to attend the session, which concludes with the installation of 2017-18 grand officers at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Contact chairman of arrangements Jan Foy at 419-618-1194 for more information.
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 23 all-day
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will hold a fall book sale next week on the lower level of the library. Hours are 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23. All proceeds support library programs and services.
Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session @ Kalahari Resort - Sandusky
Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session @ Kalahari Resort - Sandusky
Sep 23 all-day
The 128th session of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, dubbed the “Unforgettable Stories” session, will be held Sept. 22-24 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. All Eastern Star members are sincerely encouraged to attend the session, which concludes with the installation of 2017-18 grand officers at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Contact chairman of arrangements Jan Foy at 419-618-1194 for more information.
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9:30 am Protestant Reformation Special Service and Dinner @ St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
Protestant Reformation Special Service and Dinner @ St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9340 Township Road 32, Jenera, invites everyone to attend a special Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17. This service will include all of the congregation’s musical groups and will commemorate the 15th year of the church’s adult bell choir. Following the service, a traditional German dinner of brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, tossed salad, apple dumplings and ice cream will be served. Hot dogs and mashed potatoes will also be available. Tickets for this dinner are free, although all attendees must have a ticket so organizers know how many to prepare for. Tickets may be obtained from the church secretary at 419-326-3535 weekdays at the church office or between Sunday services through Sept. 3.
1:00 pm Stephen Takacs Art Exhibit Reception @ Grace Albrecht Gallery
Stephen Takacs Art Exhibit Reception @ Grace Albrecht Gallery
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A reception with artist Stephen Takacs will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center. Takacs is a multidisciplinary artist from Columbus whose exhibit “Brownie in Motion” opened on Aug. 28 and will continue through Sept. 22. “Brownie In Motion” is a traveling art installation, photographic darkroom and functioning camera modeled after an iconic Kodak Brownie. The reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
2:00 pm Behind the Facade: Riverside Ramble @ Downtown Tiffin
Behind the Facade: Riverside Ramble @ Downtown Tiffin
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Tiffin Historic Trust will conduct one of its Behind the Facade walking tours, “Riverside Ramble,” during the city’s Heritage Festival Weekend. The self-guided tour will explore the city’s architectural heritage and history from its earliest days, and includes several properties in the Frost Parkway-Adams Street-North Monroe Street area, including the restored 1862 Tiffin Train Depot and the building that served as the Fort Ball Bed and Breakfast. Fort Ball Pizza Palace and Ralph’s Joy of Living will serve refreshments. Admission: $5, available at Ralph’s Joy of Living, 33 N. Washington St., after 1:45 p.m. the day of the event.
4:00 pm Ragtime and Classical Masterworks @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Ragtime and Classical Masterworks @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm
The Full Sound Chamber Group will return to Findlay to perform “Ragtime and Classical Masterworks: timeless music of the ages.” The show will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 128 W. Hardin St. Admission is free, with a freewill offering accepted. The show features American ragtime and classical selections, with Mikhail Glinka’s “Grand Sextet in E-Flat” as the featured composition. The group of five brothers has been performing for six years, and consists of: Shalem Loritsch, violin; Chesed Loritsch, violin; Chayah Loritsch, viola and piano; Racham Loritsch, cello; Tsidqah Loritsch, double-bass and piano. All of the Loritsch brothers perform in the Ohio Northern University Symphony Orchestra, and in the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in Delaware as needed. For more information, visit fullsoundchambergroup.com.
7:30 pm Faith Prince @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Faith Prince @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm
Musical theater performer Faith Prince, winner of both the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the 1992 Broadway revival of “Guys and Dolls,” will perform on Sunday, Sept. 17 as part of the University of Findlay’s Donnell Broadway Concert Series. She will be accompanied by Phil Reno, a Grammy-nominated Broadway conductor and musical director who is currently the musical director and vocal arranger for the Tony-nominated smash hit, “Something Rotten!” The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $11 for non-UF students. They can be purchased at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. They can also be purchased at the door on the night of the concert. Admission will be free for UF students, faculty and staff with a valid university ID. Prince, a University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music graduate, has also been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards for her rendition of Ella Peterson in the 2001 revival of “Bells are Ringing.” In film, she has appeared in “The Last Dragon,” “Dave,” “Picture Perfect,” “It Had to Be You,” and “Material Girls.” On television, she had featured regular roles in “High Society,” “Now and Again,” “Spin City,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Huff,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Melissa & Joey,” and “Modern Family.” Her guest appearances have been seen in “Remington Steele,” “Frasier,” “House,” “Monk,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Mad Men,” and more. Prince works often with the Boston Pops, Utah Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, and Philly Pops. Prince enjoys offering personalized coaching and guidance for aspiring and working actors who are seeking to expand their skill sets. She will be teaching a master class for University of Findlay theater students. For more information on Faith Prince, visit her website at www.faith-prince.com. Reno is originally from Tiffin. Prior to “Something Rotten!” his work included “The Producers” (2001-2007), the Broadway revival of “Promises, Promises” (2010), “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Thou Shalt Not,” “Cats” and “Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.” He has also contributed orchestrations for the television show, “Broadway Under the Stars” (CBS, 2002-2006) and the film adaptation of “The Producers” (2005). Prince and Reno’s UF performance will feature Prince singing various musical theatre songs, accompanied by Reno on the piano.
9:30 am Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
11:30 am Findlay Bridge-A-Round Kickoff Luncheon @ Olive Garden
Findlay Bridge-A-Round Kickoff Luncheon @ Olive Garden
Sep 18 @ 11:30 am
Findlay Bridge-A-Round is organizing for the 2017-18 season, which will be held from October through April. The purpose of the club is to meet new friends, renew old friendships and enjoy playing bridge. Registration fee is $10 per person for each flight in which one plays. A person may play in more than one flight. The group will have a kickoff luncheon at the Olive Garden at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Contact Sharon at 419-423-9032 or Marilyn at 419-423-8485 for more details or entry forms. The deadline to submit entry forms is Sept. 4.
4:00 pm Grand Love
Grand Love
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
5:30 pm NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
5:30 pm NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
6:00 pm Intellectual Property and Copyrights @ Putnam County District Library
Intellectual Property and Copyrights @ Putnam County District Library
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm
At 6 p.m. Sept. 18, Jacob “Jake” Ward will present an informative program on intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyrights, especially how it relates to DIY inventors and business entrepreneurs. A question and answer session will follow. The program will be held in Ottawa and is free to attend. Registration is recommended by calling the Ottawa library.
6:00 pm Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora-Riley Township Branch
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora-Riley Township Branch
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jeanne Beutler will teach a watercolor class from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Putnam County District Library’s Pandora-Riley Township location. Participants will paint a beginner-level lighthouse scene. The $10 fee includes all supplies. Registration is required by Sept. 11 by calling 419-384-3232.
6:30 pm Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
9:30 am Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
11:00 am Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am
“Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States,” a Constitution Day forum by Dr. William Angel, professor emeritus of political science at The Ohio State University at Lima, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall
12:00 pm Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Exchange Club of Findlay meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the University of Findlay Henderson Hall Rosewood Room.
1:00 pm Forest Fiber Fanatics @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Forest Fiber Fanatics @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Forest Fiber Fanatics, a group of knitters and crocheters, will meet twice a month at the Forest-Jackson Public Library beginning Tuesday. Those attending may work on their own projects, or help work on projects for charity. The group will meet from 6-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and from 1-3 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Barb Scott at 440-967-3680 for more information.
4:00 pm Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal @ Mazza Museum
Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal @ Mazza Museum
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Douglas Hesse, a professor of English at the University of Denver and former University of Findlay English Department member, will be the next UF College of Liberal Arts Richard E. Wilkin Events speaker. He will give a free, public lecture, titled “Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mazza Museum. For more information on this event and the Richard E. Wilkin Events Series, contact Christine Tulley, professor of English and director of UF’s Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing Program, at tulley@findlay.edu or at 419-434-4608.
6:00 pm Hancock County Genealogical Society Banquet @ Liberty Township Hall
Hancock County Genealogical Society Banquet @ Liberty Township Hall
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm
The Hancock County Genealogical Society banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Liberty Township Hall, 9974 Township Road 89, behind the Liberty Township Fire Department on County Road 140. The speaker is Josiah Hall, who will talk about factions of the Vietnam War. There will also be a silent auction. Reservations are due by Sept. 10 and can be made by contacting Justin at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library or sending a reservation and $16 to P.O. Box 672, Findlay, 45839-0672. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 419-422-8420.
6:15 pm NAMI Basics @ NAMI Wood County
NAMI Basics @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 19 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
7:00 pm Transition Bluffton: Invasive Plant Species @ Bluffton Town Hall
Transition Bluffton: Invasive Plant Species @ Bluffton Town Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton will host a free presentation on invasive plant species at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. Botanist Bob Antibus will talk and take questions about invasive plants in northwest Ohio. Invasive plants are non-native species that can threaten natural resources. Problems caused by invasive plants include crowding out native Ohio plants, loss of suitable foods for area wildlife and less plant diversity. A professor emeritus from Bluffton University, Antibus taught botany from 1980 to 2015. After completing PhD research in Point Barrow Alaska, he conducted funded research in the Lake District of England, Costa Rica, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. He also serves as a Johnny Appleseed Park District commissioner and member of the Blanchard River Watershed Board. To learn more, visit TransitionBluffton.org or contact the series organizers by email at transitionbluffton@gmail.com.
7:30 am Flag City Morning Rotary
10:00 am Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am
Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.
5:30 pm Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will host a four-part “Board Service 101” series beginning Wednesday. The workshops are designed to serve nonprofit board members — those both new to board service and those who are more seasoned — as well as anyone who might have an interest in serving on a board in the future. Sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St. Dates and topics include: Sept. 20: Aly Sterling Philanthropy staff will present the basics of being a member, including roles, responsibilities and best practices. Oct. 4: Patrick Sadowski and Greg Hull will cover legal concerns for board members, such as liability, questions to ask and coverage. Oct. 18: Community Foundation staff will speak on fundraising, including strategies, best practices/trends and resources. Nov. 1: Aly Sterling Philanthropy will discuss the decision to be a board member, signs of a healthy organization and board, as well as an exploration of personal values and skills. The series culminates in a nonprofit “speed dating” event Nov. 15, where nonprofits in search of new board and committee members can network with potential leaders. Those who attend three or more of the sessions will receive a special designation on nametags at the event, making nonprofits aware of their completion of the sessions. Registration is available at www.community-foundation.com.
6:00 pm CPR/AED/First Aid Class @ American Red Cross -- North Central Ohio Chapter
CPR/AED/First Aid Class @ American Red Cross -- North Central Ohio Chapter
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross will present an adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid class at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hancock County Red Cross 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 how to control bleeding and how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.
6:30 pm First Lutheran Church Salad Smorgasbord @ First Lutheran Church
First Lutheran Church Salad Smorgasbord @ First Lutheran Church
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
On Wednesday, the Women of the ELCA will host a salad smorgasbord in the First Lutheran Church fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Chris Dittmar will present a program on the recent Reformation tour of Luther’s Germany. All women of the church are welcome. Due to construction, all are reminded to enter by the Lincoln Street or elevator entrances.
7:00 pm Oktoberfest Pageant @ Findlay Room at Alexandria’s
Oktoberfest Pageant @ Findlay Room at Alexandria’s
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Oktoberfest Pageant will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Findlay Room at Alexandria’s, 132 E. Crawford St., with rehearsal held Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the same location. Age divisions are: Wee Oktoberfest Princess, ages 4-6; Little Oktoberfest Princess, ages 7-9; Petite Oktoberfest Princess, ages 10-12; Oktoberfest Princess, ages 13-15; Oktoberfest Queen, ages 16-18. Contestants must reside in Findlay/Hancock County geographical boundaries or attend a school within the boundaries. Winners and two runner-ups will be selected from each division; all contestants will receive gifts. Winners of each division will be named to the Findlay/Hancock County Oktoberfest Court and will crown next year’s winners; the queen and princesses will be introduced as the reigning court at the main Oktoberfest event on Sept. 23. The Queen age division also offers a $500 scholarship for post-secondary education or training, which this year is being donated by the First Federal Bank. Wee, Little, and Petite contestants will model “dress up” clothing; and walk in a pattern from back to front with poses both on the entry floor and also on the stage. Princess contestants will model either a short or long “dress up” clothing using same pattern as above and answer a randomly selected question individually in 30 seconds or less on stage. Queen contestants will model using long formal wear and have up to two minutes to answer a question they will be given at rehearsal. The pageant co-chairs, Kathy Siebenaler Wilson and Shelly Naugle Pahl, said the pageant offers opportunities for youth to get involved in the community. Past winners have participated in community events including the Halloween parade, the holiday Christmas tree lighting, and the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. The event has roots in the Miss Flag City pageant that was for older girls only, and the Oktoberfest Pageant was developed to offer several age groups opportunities to demonstrate their talents, poise and self-confidence, the co-chairs said. Registration costs $20 if received by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 (first 15 contestants in each division will be accepted), and $25 if received by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. Make cash or check payable to: Hancock Historical Museum. To register, pick up an entry form at Hancock Historical Museum or visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest-pageant/ and detach and complete the bottom portion of the entry form attached at the bottom of the page and mail or hand-deliver with a nonrefundable entry fee and a wallet-sized head-shot photo to: Hancock Historical Museum, Attention: Lauren Etler, 422 W. Sandusky St., Findlay 45480. For more information or questions, call 419-722-0248 (leave a message, calls will be returned after 5 p.m.).
7:30 pm Carsie Blanton @ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall at Marathon Center for Performing Arts
Carsie Blanton @ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall at Marathon Center for Performing Arts
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Carsie Blanton will kick off the 2017-2018 Live @ Armes Series at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Blanton grew up in Virginia, left home at the age of 16, and is based in New Orleans. She has toured the United States, Europe and Australia with several of her musical heroes, including Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, Loudon Wainwright III, John Oates, Shawn Colvin, The Weepies and Anais Mitchell. She also enjoys Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Erykah Badu, Nick Lowe, Tom Waits, Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. She writes on her website that she loves songs, but not genre categorization. Her eclectic list of influences is reflected in her discography, which spans several styles of music. Her latest record, 2016’s “So Ferocious,” is a playful indie-pop record with lyrics exploring themes of pleasure, ferocity, and female empowerment. Her 2014 album, “Not Old, Not New” contains classic jazz music; “Idiot Heart” and “Rude Remarks,” her 2012 and 2013 albums, tackle Americana and rock styles; and 2009’s “Buoy” features folk and pop. In addition to her five full-length albums and two EPs, Blanton has gained popularity for her blog (which tackles questions of love and sexuality) and music videos (notably for Hot Night and Baby Can Dance). The Live @ Armes Series is meant to create an intimate, jazz club atmosphere, featuring general admission theater-style seating on the main floor or general admission bistro-style tabletop seating, with four seats per table. The main floor tickets cost $25, the tabletop seats are $35 and they can be ordered by calling the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, and visiting the box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Customers can also visit http://marathoncenterarts.org/event/carsie-blanton/ and click on the “Buy Tickets” button underneath the Carsie Blanton photograph. For more information, call the box office, visit the Marathon Center website or go to www.carsieblanton.com.
10:00 am Cosiano Health Center Health and Wellness Fair @ University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Cosiano Health Center Health and Wellness Fair @ University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The University of Findlay is hosting the Cosiano Health Center’s Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Alumni Memorial Union. The fair is free and open to the community and includes health screenings and educational materials.
4:00 pm Hancock County Farmers Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.
5:00 pm Camp Fire Back-To-School Carnival @ Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
Camp Fire Back-To-School Carnival @ Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Camp Fire will host a free back-to-school carnival from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at its office, 305 W. Hardin St. The event will feature games, a bounce house, food and information on upcoming programs including after-school clubs for elementary youth; classroom enrichment programs for all grade levels; and “School Day Out” camps offered on days when kids are home and their parents must work. Environmental education and camp programs are available for youth of all ages, and Teens in Action reaches youth ages 12-18. For more information, call Camp Fire at 419-422-5415.
5:00 pm Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn how to help them at a new class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. It will continue for six consecutive Thursdays, through Oct. 19. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. The class consists of six sessions, held once a week, with a maximum of 10 participants. Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions, but it is not a requirement. There is no charge to attend. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober,” or they can borrow a book during the class. Participants can register by calling the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985.
5:30 pm Sew Many Memories @ Birchaven Village
Sew Many Memories @ Birchaven Village
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a “Sew Many Memories” grief support program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane. The program, open to any adult, child or family who has recently experienced the death of a loved one, will offer participants the opportunity to turn their loved one’s clothing into a keepsake. No sewing experience is necessary, and volunteers will be available to assist. Participants must attend both sessions, as the first is for planning purposes and the second is for sewing. Registration is required by Sept. 18. Call Bridge Bereavement Services at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.
7:00 pm League of Women Voters @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
League of Women Voters @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
An organizational meeting for a League of Women Voters group will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the basement of St. Mark’s Methodist Church. The nonpartisan league will take stands on issues and hold candidate debates in an attempt to encourage dialogue among people with differing political philosophies. Coordinators are Colleen Benelli Reed and Dianne Jacobson, and all women from Findlay and Hancock County are encouraged to attend.
7:00 pm Military Service Academy Nominations and Appointments Informational Meeting @ Owens Community College’s Findlay Campus, Conference Room EC 111 ABC
Military Service Academy Nominations and Appointments Informational Meeting @ Owens Community College’s Findlay Campus, Conference Room EC 111 ABC
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
An informational meeting about military service academy nominations and appointments will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Owens Community College’s Findlay Campus, Conference Room EC 111 ABC, for high school students and parents. U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, will review the congressional nomination process. Participants will be able to meet with representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York; and U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut. Potential candidates may also obtain an application for a service academy nomination at the meeting. Applications and additional information are available on Latta’s website. Applications will be due Sept. 30.
7:00 pm Northwest Ohio Area Aglow International Meeting @ EZ Campgrounds
Northwest Ohio Area Aglow International Meeting @ EZ Campgrounds
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Northwest Ohio Area Aglow International will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the meeting room at EZ Campgrounds, 14338 Townline Kossuth Road, St. Mary’s. Registration will be taken at the door, where an offering will be received.
7:30 pm Decades Rewind @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Decades Rewind @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
Decades Rewind plans to take the audience back to the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s when it brings its national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The show’s setlist features medleys of disco, rock, funk and Motown hits, including favorites from Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Van Halen, Katrina and the Waves, Queen, Earth, Wind and Fire, Parliament, Marvin Gaye, Janis Joplin, and more. The production will feature non-stop historical videos corresponding to each decade, in addition to more than 100 costume changes. Tour manager Sandy Gatti told The New Jersey Stage the show was conceived when her husband, keyboardist Peter Gatti, and his friend, drummer Mark Blinkhorn, would play ’60s, ’70s and ’80s tunes in Florida, while sometimes adding props and costumes to their performances. “Decades Rewind is the same thing “Š– except on steroids!” she said. “It features 120 tunes “Š–“Š not to mention over 100 costumes”Š — “Šand the songs are done in reverse order”Š — ‘”Š80s, ’70s, and then ’60s “Š–“Š which is great because even though we have very diverse audiences, everyone stays for the ’60s!” The production has grown to feature Coya Jones, Ashley Renee, Calvin Johnson, Frank J. Edmondson III, Wade Whiskey and Monica Cox on vocals; Al Owen and Jimmy Delisi on guitar; Jeff Stoddard on bass; Ryan Redden on saxophone; Jimmy Blount on trombone; and Patrick McKenzie on trumpet. The performers have played music with stars like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Reba McEntire, Burt Bacharach, Liza Minnelli, Dickey Betts and Quiet Riot’s Kevin DuBrow; and their backgrounds span opera, rock, musical theater and R&B music. Tickets range from $42 to $47 and they can be ordered by calling the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, visiting the box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or an hour before the performance. Customers can also visit http://marathoncenterarts.org/event/decades-rewind/ and click on the “Buy Tickets” button underneath the “Decades Rewind!” logo. For more information, call the box office, visit the Marathon Center website or go to www.decadesrewind.com.
9:00 am Demonstration Farms Bus Tour
Demonstration Farms Bus Tour
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ada Rotary Club and Flag City Morning Rotary of Findlay are hosting a bus tour of three demonstration farms in the Blanchard River Watershed for Rotarians in District 6600. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with farmers at each stop and hear special lectures on the bus between stops. Featured farms include Stateler Family Farms in McComb, Kurt Farms in Dunkirk and Kellogg Farms in Forest. The tour will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Contact Ron Wyss with Ada Rotary at wyssr@me.com or Laurie Poland with Flag City Morning Rotary at lpoland@findlayhancockchamber.com to register or for more details.
9:00 am Open Arms Charity Golf Classic @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
Open Arms Charity Golf Classic @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am
Open Arms will host its 2017 charity golf classic Sept. 22 at Red Hawk Run Golf Course. Breakfast and registration begin at 8 a.m., with a shot-gun start at 9. The event is limited to the first 27 teams to register and pay by Sept. 8. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, with a deadline of Sept. 1. For more information or to sign up, call 419-420-9261 or email OpenArmsGolfClassic@gmail.com.
10:00 am Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
1:00 pm Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Day @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Day @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will show two movies this month. The matinee movie, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will be shown at 1 p.m. Sept. 22. A freewill donation includes refreshments.
4:00 pm Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Matthew Friesen, assistant professor of sociology, will present “Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment,” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 22, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public. The colloquium will be based on research Friesen conducted on recruitment practices in the United States military. Friesen will discuss how the 1973 shift from the draft to an all-volunteer recruitment model has made an impact on recruitment strategies for the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including employing the use of reserve troops, wavering public support of military deployments and stories of recruiter indiscretion. Friesen will explore how veterans experience the enlistment process and how veterans viewed the honesty of their recruiters. Friesen’s research includes analyses of military recruiter training manuals and 45 interviews with recent military veterans.
5:00 pm Public Genealogy Lock-In @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Public Genealogy Lock-In @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a public genealogy lock-in from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 22. Library staff and volunteers will be available to assist with research, and participants may bring an optional brown bag supper. Children and teens are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by calling the reference desk at 419-422-1712. Parking on Broadway Street is encouraged, as the underground parking garage closes at 5 p.m.
8:00 pm ONU Public Star Party @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
ONU Public Star Party @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University observatory will host a public star party from 8-10 p.m. Friday to celebrate the autumnal equinox, which is the astronomical start of fall. On this day, the Earth’s equatorial plane intersects the sun. Consequently, there are approximately equal durations of nighttime and daytime. Also, the sun rises due east and sets due west on this day. Targets will include the setting moon, Saturn, Uranus and deep sky objects. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
8:00 pm Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Sep 22 @ 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!
9:00 am Reaching Women Annual Conference @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Reaching Women Annual Conference @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Reaching Women presents an interdenominational women’s conference to provide spiritual growth and Christian fellowship to women of all ages. Allison Allen and Vicki Courtney will be the guest speakers and, back by popular demand, Next 2 Nothing will perform as the praise team. Allen uses her talents as a writer and dramatist to share her message, Courtney is an author and speaker who utilizes humor and practicality, and Next 2 Nothing is a praise and worship band with rock and country stylings.
1:00 pm Lois Hutchinson Visits @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Lois Hutchinson Visits @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
Author Lois Hutchinson will visit the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa at 1 p.m. Sept. 23. Hutchinson wrote “Footprints in the Dust,” a historical fiction novel set in Putnam County during the Civil War. Her interest was sparked by stories about her great-grandfather, Sylvester Wilson Jeffrey, who fought in the Civil War. The book will be available for purchase during the author’s visit. For more information, call Amy Byers at 419-358-4150.
2:00 pm Oktoberfest Findlay! @ Broadway Street
Oktoberfest Findlay! @ Broadway Street
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The third annual Oktoberfest Findlay! will celebrate German heritage in Hancock County with German music, polka dancing, contests, kids activities, German food and a large selection of German beer and wine. The family-friendly event will take place from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at downtown Findlay’s Broadway Street. Admission is $5 for ages 21 and over and $3 for those under 21. All funds raised will benefit the operations and programming at Hancock Historical Museum, a privately funded nonprofit organization located at 422 W. Sandusky St. Sarah Sisser, the museum’s executive director, said the event became one of the largest single-day events in the county in its first two years, drawing more than 4,500 people annually. She said the music, food, and activities all give people a chance to experience authentic German culture. John Ordosch and the PROSIT-teers will take the stage to kick off the festival at 2 p.m. Winners of the first annual German baking competition will be announced along with the Oktoberfest royal court at 2:30 p.m. The Oktoberfest Planning Committee, Alexandria’s Beer Club, and the Oktoberfest pageant royalty will take the stage at 4 p.m. for the official tapping of the keg and opening ceremonies for the festival’s many contests, including a stein endurance challenge (contestants hold one full liter of beer for as long as they can), bratwurst eating competition, and a yodeling contest. Fred Ziwich and His International Sound Machine will take the stage at 6 p.m. John Ordosch and the PROSIT-teers hail from Parma and perform polka, rock, country, American standards, jazz, and novelty/specialty songs. Fred Ziwich was elected as a lifetime achievement winner for the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame in 2010, and was inducted into the International Polka Music Hall of Fame this year. The festival’s new features include a German baking competition and the Hancock Historical Museum will have an exhibit in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library open to festivalgoers to learn more about local German heritage and Findlay’s brewing history. There will also be an expanded Kinderplatz! Kids Zone with assistance from the University of Findlay and the Millstream Career Center, which will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. To pre-register for the contest, visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest-contests/ The Stein Endurance contest has an entry fee of $25 that includes a 42-ounce glass stein and 42 ounces of Rochester Mills Oktoberfest beer. The Team Beer Endurance Race has a $25 entry fee per team of 4 and includes 16 ounces of beer per member. The brat eating contest has a $10 entry fee, and the yodeling contest is $5. The Costume (Tracht) Contest is free, as is the baking competition. People can also register for the contests the day of, though space is limited. For more information, visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest/ or call the museum at 419-423-4433.
4:00 pm Soul Shine Blues Festival @ Meadowbrook Park Ballroom
Soul Shine Blues Festival @ Meadowbrook Park Ballroom
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center will host the 22nd annual Soul Shine Blues Festival from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, 5430 Ohio 18 West, Bascom. Mike Guldin and Rollin’ & Tumblin’ will headline the festival. The Reece Lincoln Band; Phillips & Mercer; and Bud Mowery & the All Star Blues Band are also on the bill. Presale tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling First Step at 419-435-7300. Tickets cost $25 at the door. All proceeds go to help the resource center provide shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, along with a 24-hour support line, advocacy and outreach with support programs for men, women and children. The festival will offer a variety of food, including Main Street Deli’s seafood jambalaya, red beans and rice; and Hawg Sauce Catering owner Jason Carter will donate ribs, chicken and pulled pork barbecue. Guitars, including a handmade cigar box guitar donated by Roger Jones, and gift baskets will be raffled. Raffle tickets are available at First Step, located at 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, or the day of the show. A Philadelphia-area blues band with a tight sound and high-energy presence, Mike Guldin and Rollin’ & Tumblin’ promise to deliver some “butt shakin’” music. The two-time International Blues Challenge finalist band’s roadhouse rhythms are influenced by blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King as well as more contemporary artists such as the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Rolling Stones. Guldin began honing his stinging guitar and soulful vocal style at the age of 16, and his band features C.J. Clark on bass, Tim Hopper on keyboards, Alan Howe on guitar, and Matt McNally on drums. A 2007 Western Ohio “King of the Blues” Gibson/Guitar Center winner, The Reece Lincoln Band was one of 27 bands chosen nationwide to compete in the “Living Room … LIVE! Battle of the Bands” on CBS’ “The Early Show.” Lincoln describes his original music as “high octane gospel fuel for the soul,” and his band will pay homage to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble by playing several of their hits. The trio features Lincoln on guitar and vocals, Brad Willison on bass and Keith Cozart on drums. A decades-long staple of Findlay’s music scene, Phillips & Mercer will perform country blues that draw on Mississippi John Hurt and Reverend Gary Davis. Dave Phillips has played in several bands, studied classical guitar and music composition with some of the greats, and teaches traditional fingerstyle blues, classical guitar, voice, and bass guitar. A seasoned musician, Otto Mercer’s band memberships include Thick & Thin, Slick Black Cadillac, and the Rock Crushers. He currently performs with the Midnight Riders. Bud Mowery and the All Star Blues Band was formed specifically for Soul Shine, with members carrying decades of experience from local bands. The band’s music features everything from B.B. King and Muddy Waters to more contemporary artists like Rory Gallagher and Joe Bonamassa. The band features Bud Mowery on guitar; Glenn Roddy on vocals; John Whitlow on keyboards; Steve Wilson on harmonica; Dave McNary on bass; and Gary Burns on drums. For more information, go to: http://soulshineblues.com/ or check out First Step’s Facebook page.
7:00 pm Rodney Carrington @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Rodney Carrington @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
Comedian, actor, singer and writer Rodney Carrington has recorded eight major-label comedy albums, and has been one of Pollstar’s top 10 highest grossing touring comedians for the last 10-year period. He also co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in “Beer for My Horses.” The show is geared toward mature audiences.
8:00 pm Millstream Astronomy Club — Mercury @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Millstream Astronomy Club — Mercury @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
Doug Rider, with Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, at 8 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, telescopes will be available, or participants may bring one, to view the moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. The free family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

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