The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
Oakdale United Methodist Church, 24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler, is hosting a Run For God — The 5K Challenge class starting this month. The challenge is a practical guide to running and a training plan aimed at running a 5K, which includes a Christian focus. The group is for people of all ages and abilities, with the goal at the end of the training being a 5K race held at the church. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and will meet every other week for classes and regularly to run together. Contact Pastor Jeff and Suzanne Bandy at Suzanne@caringpointschurches.org for more information. Register online at www.runforgod.com/classes.
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or email@example.com.
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Bilingual story times are scheduled at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa and 10 a.m. Thursday in Leipsic. In April, story times will be offered at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in Ottawa, and 10 a.m. April 27 in Leipsic. Activities include reading children’s books in Spanish and English, crafts and snacks.