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The Ritz Theatre will show movies that played an integral role in the building’s history, which was built in 1928. The matinee movie series is dubbed “Close, but No Cigar,” featuring some of the greatest actresses never to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961) shows Nov. 15; “Auntie Mame” (1958) is Dec. 13; “Captain January” (1936) is Jan. 24; “Morocco” (1930) is Feb. 14; “Sorry, Wrong Number” (1948) is March 14; “Camille” (1936) is April 18; and “Splendor in the Grass” (1961) is May 16.
A free community meal will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.
This month’s meal is provided by Riley Creek Pharmacy/Pharmacy Solutions. The menu is sloppy joes, hot dogs, cheesy potatoes, veggies and dip, cookies, hot chocolate, drink and coffee.
Santa will visit and will offer cookie decorating for children.
The annual Hardin County Democratic Party Christmas-holiday dinner will be held Wednesday at Henry’s Restaurant in Kenton.
Party Chairman Michael Hubbell will offer holiday greetings at 6 p.m., followed by a catered dinner. A short business meeting will be at 7 p.m.
Dinner costs $16, payable Wednesday evening.
Reservations may be made by emailing Hubbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 419-673-6346 and leaving a message.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, will hold its final Advent service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Al Schmitzer will deliver the message on “See Your King Comes to You — The King of Peace,” based on Zechariah 9:9-10. The choir will sing “Peace, Peace” by Rick and Sylvia Powell, which has the familiar carol of “Silent Night” woven through it. Everyone is welcome. More information is at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4402.
The Findlay High School Music Department will host a Christmas choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in R. L. Heminger Auditorium.
Featured in the concert will be the Findlay High School freshman, concert and symphonic choirs, with a special performance by the chamber orchestra. The choirs will sing traditional holiday favorites, and will ask the audience to join them in the singing of “Silent Night” to close the concert.
The concert is free and open to the public, with doors to the auditorium opening at 6:45.
The Findlay-Hancock Chamber of Commerce will host Women’s Mentoring Connections’ “Unpack Your Fears and Conquer Them — Get Out of Your Head and Listen to Your Gut” from 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Birchaven Retirement Village Clubhouse, 7113 Eastern Woods Parkway.
Admission is free, but the chamber urges attendees to bring a donation for the Salvation Army. Needs include craft supplies for after-school programs, food and toiletries, boxed potatoes and dessert mixes for holiday meals and gift cards for teens.
Register at FindlayHancockChamber.com or by calling 419-422-3313.
The Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 172 will hold its annual Christmas banquet at noon Dec. 14 at StoneBridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive.
The guest speaker will be Bob Weinberg, former sentry at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
There is no charge for active, associate, honorary and prospective members, and for the widows of deceased members. Each person may also bring one guest at no charge. Other guests will be charged $10, payable at the door.
Reservations must be made by noon Friday by calling 419-387-7532.
Registration is underway for the Thursday meeting of the Bluffton Public Library’s Expand Your World Family Book Club.
The theme of the 6:30 p.m. program is “Christmas Around the World,” which will focus on the different customs and traditions of the Christmas holiday as it is celebrated around the world. The book club is co-led by Joanna Gratz of Trades of Hope.