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“Nice Dreams” Opening Reception 7:00 pm
“Nice Dreams” Opening Reception @ Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Nice Dreams,” an art exhibition by fine artist Brandon Briggs, will take place at the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery from Monday through Sept. 14. A reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Briggs is a full-time instructor in drawing and painting at Bowling Green State University. His current work is focused on all things quiet. The Lea Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
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Neptune 4:00 pm
Neptune @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm
A program on Neptune will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Hancock Park District staff will present the program in the inflatable planetarium. Participants must sit on the floor. The family program is free, but because of limited space, registration is required by 1 p.m. Saturday online at www.HancockParks.com and click on Programs and Activities, or call the park district office at 419-425-7275. There will be a maximum of 25 participants. For more information, call the park district office.
Millstream Astronomy Club Mars Program 8:00 pm
Millstream Astronomy Club Mars Program @ Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm
Tom Fretz, a member of the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about Mars at 8 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, participants can observe Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn through the club’s telescopes, or participants may bring a telescope. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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McKinnis House Open House: Medicines in the 1840s 1:00 pm
McKinnis House Open House: Medicines in the 1840s @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 about medicines in the 1840s. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Chalk-A-Walk 9:00 am
Chalk-A-Walk @ Downtown Findlay
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Area artists are being sought to create sidewalk art on Main Street in Findlay on Sept. 15. Chalk-A-Walk, sponsored by the Findlay Art League, is intended to be a fun event where teams of artists decorate the sidewalks downtown. Completed drawings will be judged and a $100 cash prize will be awarded in each of the following categories, including high school, college, business, friends and family, church and youth groups. Interested artists must assemble teams of three to five people and register at the Art League, 117 W. Crawford St., or online at findlayartleague.org. The cost is $10 per person. Registration and payment are required by Aug. 24. Teams may supply their own chalk or purchase chalk from the Art League. Participants must bring their own wipes, towels, water and other beverages, and be prepared to provide their own lunch. Several downtown restaurants will be offering Chalk-A-Walk specials. Participants should arrive at the Art League at 9 a.m., when they will be assigned a spot to draw. They may work until the contest ends at 6 p.m., then return to the Art League at 7, when awards will be announced. Professional chalk artist Jodi Hubbard will be giving classes Sept. 1. She will discuss introductory sidewalk chalk drawing from 10 a.m. to noon. A class on advanced drawing for ages 16 and older will be held from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. Registration is also required for the classes. Businesses may also co-sponsor the event. The deadline for registration is also Aug. 24. For more information, call 419-306-5720.
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Beth Genson Art Exhibit Reception 6:00 pm
Beth Genson Art Exhibit Reception @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beth Genson’s works in the ancient art of encaustic use a hot paint mixture of beeswax, damar resin and oil pigments. Genson finds the encaustic medium well suited for her exploration of water as a subject matter, with rivers and ponds as the focal point of many of her paintings. The public is invited to an artist’s reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
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Crafting Through the Seasons
Crafting Through the Seasons
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day
The Findlay Leo Councilettes will host a craft retreat titled “Crafting Through the Seasons” on Sept. 21-22. The $25 cost includes a weekend of knitting, quilting, crocheting, scrapbooking, reading and more. Door prizes, raffles and table favors, along with lunch, are included. The deadline to register is today. Call Laura Debord at 567-250-9430 to sign up or for more details.
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