Bob Gillmor, who does a booming business in Old Fort, will present “Cannons of the Civil War” to the Johnsons Island Civil War Roundtable on Sunday. Gillmor became a full-time cannon maker in 2001 and is an instructor for Navy sea cadets learning to use cannons. His presentation will include a look at cannons built over the years and movies in which his equipment has been used, including the HBO “John Adams” series. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at Carmies of Tiffin, 2460 Ohio 231 South. Dinner for those who wish to stay begins at 5.
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation along with the Christmas holiday, the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers will present a concert featuring selections by Bach and Handel. The performance, which will be free and open to the public, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. No tickets will be required. It will be conducted by SeaHwa Jung, assistant professor of music. Musical selections will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” and George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” Bach’s piece, which translates to “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” is a choral cantata composed during the 1700s in honor of Reformation Day, which is traditionally celebrated on Oct. 31. It was first published in 1821, and comprises eight movements. Handel’s “Messiah” is an English language oratorio composed in 1741. Structurally resembling operatic form, this piece is not as dramatic. It was written for modest vocal and instrumental inclusion. Over the years, however, it has been adapted to accommodate larger choirs and soaring performances depicting Jesus’ life, the passion and resurrection.
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.
The next Cut the Craft sessions at the Forest-Jackson Public Library will be held at 1 and 7 p.m. Monday. Participants will make a vintage bulb snowman ornament. Supplies will be provided, and sessions are open to teens and adults.