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Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers 9:00 pm
Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers @ Findlay Elks Lodge North Ridge Banquet Hall
Dec 31 2017 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 12:30 am
Findlay’s own Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers will rock in the new year with their blend of 1950s and 1960s rock, rockabilly, classic country and swing. Guests will receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight.
Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 1 @ 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.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Jan 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 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.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 1 @ 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.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 2 @ 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.
Tri-Moraine Audubon Society Photo Safari and Potluck Event 6:30 pm
Tri-Moraine Audubon Society Photo Safari and Potluck Event @ Visitor/Student Services Center at OSU Lima
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society’s annual photo safari and potluck event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Visitor/Student Services Center, 3900 Campus Drive, OSU-Lima. The society will provide fried chicken and beverages; members and guests should bring their own table service and a hot or cold dish, salad, rolls, side dish or dessert. Presentations will be given by those who opt to share some of their favorite nature photography, accompanied by brief narration. A digital projector, computer and screen will be furnished.
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Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid Training 6:00 pm
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer various lifesaving training sessions in January. Classes will be held at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St., on the following dates: Adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training: 6 p.m. Jan. 3; and 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Babysitter’s training: 9 a.m. Jan. 20 To register for a class or to find another class in the area, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.
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Brain Builders STEAM Club 4:00 pm
Brain Builders STEAM Club @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 4 @ 4:00 pm
The Brain Builders STEAM Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 18 at the Bluffton Public Library. In this club, children ages 6 to 12 will experiment, construct and explore themes of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) utilizing Legos, K’Nex, Strawbees ELENCO Snap Circuits, code.org and more. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by emailing ysc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
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First Friday Luncheon 11:30 am
First Friday Luncheon @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Jan 5 @ 11:30 am
Findlay City Schools Superintendent Ed Kurt and Larry Busdecker, superintendent of the Hancock County Educational Service Center, will speak at this week’s First Friday Luncheon, hosted by the Hancock County Republican Party. Kurt and Busdecker are expected to give an update on area schools. The lunch will be held at The Dock, located behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program to begin at noon. For reservations, call 419-422-5946 before noon Thursday. The cost of the buffet is $10.
Heritage Scrapbook Page Program 6:00 pm
Heritage Scrapbook Page Program @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm
A program designing a heritage scrapbook page will be held at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Sessions will be offered at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 and 11 a.m. Feb. 7. The class is free and materials will be provided. Those attending should bring a picture to use. Registration is required by Feb. 1 by calling 419-523-3747.
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Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops 9:00 am
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Park District’s beginner cross-country ski workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3. They will be held at Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3, 16618 Marion Township 208. Workshops will cover the basic fundamentals, including proper use of equipment and how to glide, climb hills, stand up on skis, turn around, and get into rhythm. Workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions, which typically require 4 to 6 inches of good snow base. Layered clothing, hats and gloves are suggested. Recommended for ages 8 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $12 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Friday before each workshop, which can have a maximum of 14 participants. Registration can be done online at www.hancockparks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab; at the Park District headquarters, 1424 E. Main Cross St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275.
Beginner Yoga Series 9:00 am
Beginner Yoga Series @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Katy Mercer, a certified YogaFit instructor from Harmony Yoga in Findlay, will lead the four-week beginner’s yoga series featuring a slow progression tailored to many age groups. Each class will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will end with guided meditation and breath work, as well as a light snack. They run the Saturdays of Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off Hancock County 144, west of Findlay. Participants are required to be ages 10 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $10 per person by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before each class at www.hancockparks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275. The class requires a minimum attendance of four with a maximum of 20. For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program and Event Guide at www.hancockparks.com under the “Park News” section, visit the “Programs & Activities Calendar” or call the park office.
Jones Mansion Twelfth Night Holiday Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Twelfth Night Holiday Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will offer its Twelfth Night Holiday Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at 313 E. Sandusky St. A festive six-course meal will be served with wine and entertainment by Brent Allen Burington, a Columbus-based actor and playwright who will present his new show, “A Few Other Christmas Carols.” Burington will explain the history of Christmas from its pagan roots to the influence Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” had on the holiday. Seating is limited to 40 guests. Tickets cost $75 per person or $140 for couples, and are available by calling the Jones Mansion’s ticket number, 419-427-6110.
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Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Jan 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 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.
Beginner Level Watercolor Painting Workshop 6:00 pm
Beginner Level Watercolor Painting Workshop @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jeanne Beutler will lead a beginner level watercolor painting workshop from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants will paint a pair of cardinals. The fee is $10 and all supplies are included. Registration is required by Jan. 2 by calling 419-523-3747.
Concordia Lutheran Church Young Adult Class 6:00 pm
Concordia Lutheran Church Young Adult Class @ George House
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm
Concordia Lutheran Church’s young adult class will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at George House, 1041 N. Main St., under the leadership of Elder Greg Cole. Additional information is available at www.concordiafindlay.com.
Jammin’ at the Library 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Finding Your Purpose to Simplify Your Life 6:30 pm
Finding Your Purpose to Simplify Your Life @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm
Attend a free interactive workshop with professional organizer Reannon Hayes that focuses on Finding Your Purpose to Simplify Your Life on Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s Lindamood Room. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 8 @ 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.
Hancock County Right to Life 7:00 pm
Hancock County Right to Life @ Women’s Resource Center
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm
Hancock County Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Women’s Resource Center, 1011 N. Main St. Officers will be elected and include Bob Zellers, president; Cheryl Blakely, vice president; Fred Coutine, treasurer; and Mary Estlack, secretary.
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Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
Youtheatre Club 4:00 pm
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is starting a monthly performing arts club through its Youtheatre program. Students in grades 1-12, regardless of ability or past involvement with Youtheatre, are encouraged to participate in Youtheatre Club, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday and ending May 8. Grades 1-5 will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 and 9-12 will meet from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $45 per year and meetings are held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Craig VanRenterghem at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-4624, ext. 3, to sign up.
Family Fun Spy School 6:30 pm
Family Fun Spy School @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm
“Family Fun Spy School” will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Ottoville branch this month. The free program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa and at 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township branch.
McComb Public Library Canvas Painting Class 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Canvas Painting Class @ McComb Public Library
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm
The McComb Public Library will host a canvas painting class at 6:30 p.m. Jan 9. The 12-inch-by-16-inch painting will feature a cardinal winter scene. No experience is needed, and the class is open to those in high school and older. A $20 fee is required by Jan 6. A photo of the canvas can be viewed on the library’s Facebook page.
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Wyandot County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting 8:00 am
Wyandot County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting @ Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church
Jan 10 @ 8:00 am
The annual meeting of the Wyandot County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Jan. 10 at Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church, 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. Tickets are free for chamber members. Additional tickets are $10 each. The guest speaker is Wyandot County native Matthew Marvin, who will present a message called the “War on Talent; 3 Keys to Winning the Battle.”
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A Time of Celebration and Declarations for 2018 9:30 am
A Time of Celebration and Declarations for 2018 @ WTLW TV44
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lima Aglow International Community Lighthouse will start the new year with “A Time of Celebration and Declarations for 2018” from 9:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 11. Men, women and young adults are also welcome to attend monthly gatherings on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at WTLW TV44 1844 Baty Road, Lima. Call 419-227-6706 for more details.
Healthy Resolutions Cooking Class 4:30 pm
Healthy Resolutions Cooking Class @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jan 11 @ 4:30 pm
A “Healthy Resolutions” cooking class will be held at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. This adults-only session will provide an action plan with tips from the National Institute on Aging for those aiming to improve their physical health in 2018. The nutrition portion of the class will focus on weight loss, with low-calorie recipes shared. Registration is required by visiting www.findlaylibrary.org or by calling 419-422-1712.
Grand Love 6:00 pm
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.
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Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training 10:00 am
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Focus on Friends
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A new class for individuals worried about loved ones’ substance use begins Friday. The free class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave. It will continue for six consecutive Fridays through Feb. 16. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery and improve their 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. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book, but can also borrow a copy. Register by calling the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services at 419-424-1985.
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Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League
Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jan 13 all-day
Registration is underway for the Findlay Family YMCA’s youth competitive winter basketball league for fifth- and sixth-graders. The season starts Jan. 8. Games are held on Saturdays. Registration is available online at www.findlayymca.org or at either Y branch, or by contacting sports director Jerry McNamee at 419-422-4424 or jmcnamee@findlayymca.com. The league is also seeking volunteer coaches and assistant coaches. Team sponsorships are available for local business owners.
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops 9:00 am
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Park District’s beginner cross-country ski workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3. They will be held at Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3, 16618 Marion Township 208. Workshops will cover the basic fundamentals, including proper use of equipment and how to glide, climb hills, stand up on skis, turn around, and get into rhythm. Workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions, which typically require 4 to 6 inches of good snow base. Layered clothing, hats and gloves are suggested. Recommended for ages 8 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $12 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Friday before each workshop, which can have a maximum of 14 participants. Registration can be done online at www.hancockparks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab; at the Park District headquarters, 1424 E. Main Cross St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275.
Beginner Yoga Series 9:00 am
Beginner Yoga Series @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Katy Mercer, a certified YogaFit instructor from Harmony Yoga in Findlay, will lead the four-week beginner’s yoga series featuring a slow progression tailored to many age groups. Each class will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will end with guided meditation and breath work, as well as a light snack. They run the Saturdays of Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off Hancock County 144, west of Findlay. Participants are required to be ages 10 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $10 per person by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before each class at www.hancockparks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275. The class requires a minimum attendance of four with a maximum of 20. For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program and Event Guide at www.hancockparks.com under the “Park News” section, visit the “Programs & Activities Calendar” or call the park office.
2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship — Local Level 10:00 am
2018 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship — Local Level @ Blanchard Valley School
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2018 Knights of Columbus free throw championship from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 13 at the Blanchard Valley School, 1700 E. Sandusky St. The championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. Call Steve Orton at 419-422-7774 or John Walsh at 419-422-9775 for more information.
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Lacrosse Camp 12:00 pm
Lacrosse Camp @ University of Findlay Koehler Center
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is partnering with the University of Findlay women’s lacrosse program to offer a lacrosse camp from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Findlay Koehler Center, 1000 N. Main St. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-18 and the cost is $30. Sticks and balls will be provided. Email coach Lauren Simko at simko@findlay.edu to register. Same-day registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Call the recreation department at 419-424-7176 for more details.
Hat Day Hike 2:00 pm
Hat Day Hike @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A “Hat Day Hike” will be held from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm, Pandora. In honor of National Hat Day the following day, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite headgear. Prizes will be awarded for the most colorful and most unusual hats. Cookies and hot chocolate will follow. Preregistration is required by calling 419-384-7195 or emailing thequarryfarm@gmail.com. The farm is located just north of 14321 Road 7L, and those attending should meet at the Seitz Family Pavilion.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 15 @ 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.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Jan 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 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.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program 6:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program @ Church of the Living God
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The community is invited to participate in the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program on Monday, King’s birthday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This is the center’s 36th tribute program, which has been held every year since its 1982 founding, as well as its 18th Unity Walk. The unity walkers will gather at 5:45 p.m. at the Church of the Living God, 701 N. Main St., and walk as a group to Winebrenner Theological Seminary on the University of Findlay campus. The walk will take about 10 minutes. After a brief ceremony of reflection and prayer, the walkers will return to the church, and the tribute program will begin around 6:30 p.m. The program will consist of prayer; interim speaker comments; music; dance performance; and a keynote speaker, Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., senior pastor at First Christian Church. The program will conclude with a musical and video tribute to King. Jerome Gray, chairman of the Black Heritage Library board, said television was key to the civil rights movement, referencing Steven Levingston’s book, “Kennedy and King.” He said that King was instrumental in getting the attention of President John F. Kennedy, who delivered the Report to the American People on Civil Rights in a June 11, 1963, broadcast from the White House. Gray said that was one of the first times a U.S. president used television to address the nation on a matter of that magnitude, and King wept with joy when he watched the broadcast in Atlanta, as Kennedy called on Congress to take action for black Americans’ civil rights. Gray said the Unity Walk helps drive the movement’s history home for younger participants, in particular.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 15 @ 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.
Understanding Depression in Grief 7:00 pm
Understanding Depression in Grief @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a free presentation focused on understanding depression in grief from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. Topics will include assisting the bereaved in identifying depression; explaining the difference between feeling and being depressed; and coping mechanisms for healthy grief. Registration is not required. Call Niki Sidle at 419-423-5351 for more details.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 16 @ 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.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
Snow Much Fun Story Time 10:00 am
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings branch
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
Chill Zone 3:30 pm
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 16 @ 3:30 pm
“Chill Zone” continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in January at the Bluffton Public Library. “Chill Zone” is a safe space for anyone in grades six through 12 to hang out and relax at the library. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events and crafts. Snacks are provided. Themes include: ’80s aerobics today; movie and popcorn Jan. 23; and Kawaii doodle class Jan. 30.
Prepping: A Sustainable Approach 7:00 pm
Prepping: A Sustainable Approach @ Bluffton Town Hall
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton will host a meeting focused on emergency preparedness at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bluffton Town Hall. Randy Augsburger will present “Prepping: A Sustainable Approach,” covering how to take practical steps to prepare your family for emergencies, assess your own preparedness, and deal with major and minor disasters that could reasonably happen in northwest Ohio. Transition Bluffton’s mission is to bring people together to build resilience and sustainability in Bluffton and beyond. To learn more about this and future events, visit TransitionBluffton.org.
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Snow Much Fun Story Time 9:30 am
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial Library
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
Snow Much Fun Story Time 10:30 am
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora-Riley Township Branch
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
iPad Basics Seminar 1:30 pm
iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm
An iPad basics seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Continental branch. Participants will learn the basics such as menu navigation, settings and profiles, email, messaging and social media, apps, data management and selfie tips. The main library will also offer an Android seminar at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
Sho Baraka 6:30 pm
Sho Baraka @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm
Sho Baraka, a social activist, public speaker and recording artist, is the University of Findlay’s featured guest for its Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The event will be free and open to the public. Baraka has performed and spoken throughout the world, and has completed social activist work, ranging from race relations in South Africa to establishing musical cohorts in Indonesia. He is a founding member of the Christian hip hop group 116 Clique and the founder of Forth District, an urban platform that seeks to redefine online community and engagement via art and insightful discussion by thinkers, artists and musicians. Other public MLK celebration activities at UF this year include: Open Mic Night at 6:30 p.m. today in the Alumni Memorial Union’s atrium. UF students, faculty and staff will perform and share poetry, music and short readings. Baraka will participate. Refreshments will be provided. A toiletry collection drive today through Friday with dropoff locations at the Buford Center, Alumni Memorial Union and the Center for Student Life and College of Business. Items such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and laundry detergent will be collected and distributed to guests who attend the UF-sponsored mobile food pantry. On Thursday, Baraka will facilitate the Buford Dialogue, a monthly conversation that focuses on current events and social justice issues. The program will take place at noon in the Buford Center for Diversity and Service. Food and drinks will be provided. Baraka will be the speaker at Revive, Campus Ministry’s weekly, contemporary student-led worship service at 9 p.m. Thursday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The Buford Center, in partnership with Findlay’s CHOPIN Hall, will offer a mobile food pantry Saturday in the lobby and parking lot of the Davis Street Building beginning at 7 a.m. UF students will sort and distribute about 10,000 pounds of groceries and provide optional cultural hands-on activities for community members.
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Snow Much Fun Story Time 10:00 am
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
Ohio Northern University MLK Day Talk 11:00 am
Ohio Northern University MLK Day Talk @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am
Ohio Northern University is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at ONU at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, 525 S. Main St., Ada. Dr. King spoke at Ohio Northern University’s Taft Gymnasium on Jan. 11, 1968. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis on April 4 of that year. A panel discussion will include four former students as well as two former faculty members and the university’s public relations director at the time.
Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University 11:00 am
Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am
A panel of seven people who witnessed Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at Ohio Northern University in 1968 will share their memories of the event during a panel discussion at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. King spoke at ONU on Jan. 11, 1968. A series of events will honor the 50th anniversary of the speech, ending with the unveiling of a statue of King on April 17 outside of Taft Hall. Panelists for this event are Terry Keiser, Alfred Cohoe, Monty Siekerman, Sadicka White, Bob Parsons, Bob Roberts and Joel Weaver. In 1968, Keiser and Cohoe were ONU faculty, Siekerman was ONU’s director of university information, and the others were ONU students. The event will also feature the ONU Gospel Ensemble and prayers led by current students. King’s talk at ONU was one of the last speeches he gave at a college or university. According to ONU archivist Paul Logsdon, King spoke at Kansas State University on Jan. 19, 1968, and at Manchester College in Indiana on Feb. 1. He was assassinated in Memphis on April 4. Information about King’s visit to ONU is available online at www.onu.edu/mlk.
iPad Basics Seminar 1:30 pm
iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jan 18 @ 1:30 pm
An iPad basics seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Continental branch. Participants will learn the basics such as menu navigation, settings and profiles, email, messaging and social media, apps, data management and selfie tips. The main library will also offer an Android seminar at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
Brain Builders STEAM Club 4:00 pm
Brain Builders STEAM Club @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm
The Brain Builders STEAM Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 18 at the Bluffton Public Library. In this club, children ages 6 to 12 will experiment, construct and explore themes of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) utilizing Legos, K’Nex, Strawbees ELENCO Snap Circuits, code.org and more. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by emailing ysc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
Grand Love 6:00 pm
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.
Jammin’ Instrumental 6:00 pm
Jammin’ Instrumental @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
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Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training 10:00 am
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Focus on Friends
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A new class for individuals worried about loved ones’ substance use begins Friday. The free class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave. It will continue for six consecutive Fridays through Feb. 16. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery and improve their 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. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book, but can also borrow a copy. Register by calling the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services at 419-424-1985.
Fly Guy Party 3:30 pm
Fly Guy Party @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm
The Dorcas Carey Public Library will be celebrating Tedd Arnold’s birthday with a “Fly Guy Party” at 3:30 p.m. Friday. This party is for students in preschool to third grade and will feature games, crafts and refreshments. Call the library at 419-396-7921 to reserve a spot or sign up at the adult circulation desk.
A Celebration of Music and Arts 7:30 pm
A Celebration of Music and Arts @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition and Pantasia will share their talents in “A Celebration of Music and Arts,” a dynamic show filled with singing, dancing and the sounds of the islands, at 7:30 this evening at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Also performing will be the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus and Findlay High School alumni Tim Krueger and Steven Wagner. Tickets range from $18 to $23 and can be purchased at MCPA from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and an hour prior to the show.
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Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League
Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jan 20 all-day
Registration is underway for the Findlay Family YMCA’s youth competitive winter basketball league for fifth- and sixth-graders. The season starts Jan. 8. Games are held on Saturdays. Registration is available online at www.findlayymca.org or at either Y branch, or by contacting sports director Jerry McNamee at 419-422-4424 or jmcnamee@findlayymca.com. The league is also seeking volunteer coaches and assistant coaches. Team sponsorships are available for local business owners.
Babysitter Training 9:00 am
Babysitter Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer various lifesaving training sessions in January. Classes will be held at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St., on the following dates: Adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training: 6 p.m. Jan. 3; and 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Babysitter’s training: 9 a.m. Jan. 20 To register for a class or to find another class in the area, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops 9:00 am
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Park District’s beginner cross-country ski workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3. They will be held at Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3, 16618 Marion Township 208. Workshops will cover the basic fundamentals, including proper use of equipment and how to glide, climb hills, stand up on skis, turn around, and get into rhythm. Workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions, which typically require 4 to 6 inches of good snow base. Layered clothing, hats and gloves are suggested. Recommended for ages 8 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $12 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Friday before each workshop, which can have a maximum of 14 participants. Registration can be done online at www.hancockparks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab; at the Park District headquarters, 1424 E. Main Cross St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275.
Beginner Yoga Series 9:00 am
Beginner Yoga Series @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Katy Mercer, a certified YogaFit instructor from Harmony Yoga in Findlay, will lead the four-week beginner’s yoga series featuring a slow progression tailored to many age groups. Each class will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will end with guided meditation and breath work, as well as a light snack. They run the Saturdays of Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off Hancock County 144, west of Findlay. Participants are required to be ages 10 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $10 per person by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before each class at www.hancockparks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275. The class requires a minimum attendance of four with a maximum of 20. For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program and Event Guide at www.hancockparks.com under the “Park News” section, visit the “Programs & Activities Calendar” or call the park office.
University of Findlay 16th Annual Comedy Jam 8:00 pm
University of Findlay 16th Annual Comedy Jam @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s 16th annual Comedy Jam will take place at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Jan. 20. Entertainer Alexandra McHale will be emceeing the show, Mike Paramore will be the featured comedian and Pete Lee will headline. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., with an 8 p.m. showtime. There will also be a meet and greet with the comedians after the show in the Marathon Center’s main atrium entrance. Tickets are available at the Marathon Center’s website and box office. UF faculty, staff, and a student’s first ticket are free with a valid UF ID prior to the night of the show. Community tickets are $15, and all tickets at the door will be $15 the night of the show. To answer any questions or concerns, call 419-434-4606. Alexandra McHale made her network debut on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” She grew up in Connecticut before relocating to New York City, where she became a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and studied with acting greats such as Paul Newman, Sally Field and Ellen Burstyn. She is a frequent commentator on VH1’s “I Love The ’80s,” “Super Secret TV Formulas” and “The 100 Most Cheesetastic Video Countdown.” Mike Paramore has a natural ability to infuse everyday situations with energetic, uplifting humor featuring a smooth delivery punctuated by powerful punchlines. Paramore has opened up for comedians Damon Wayans, “Cash Cab’s” Ben Bailey, Jon Lovitz, and “Saturday Night Live’s” Jay Pharoah; was the grand prize winner of 2015’s Cleveland Comedy Festival; and is a featured comedian on “Laughs” on Fox. He is the senior artistic director of “Good Jokes Live! Comedy & Improv,” a clean comedy production network. Pete Lee was raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment. Thanks to his highly-rated “Comedy Central Presents” half-hour special and appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Lee has packed venues at colleges and universities, comedy clubs, and theaters across the country. A standout on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, he also played a doctor on the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns.” Lee’s hit YouTube series, “Pete Lee’s Internet Freak Show,” attracted the attention of television executives and he was quickly hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s “Video on Trial” and cast member on VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” The show is rated PG-13 and brought to the community by the University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board and the Marathon Center.
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John Dickinson Art Exhibit Reception 1:00 pm
John Dickinson Art Exhibit Reception @ Grace Albrecht Art Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bluffton University will host an exhibit reception for John Dickinson from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Grace Albrecht Art Gallery at the university’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.
University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series: Rachel York 7:30 pm
University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series: Rachel York @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm
Rachel York, an actress and singer known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances, will be the next University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series guest artist. Her public concert, with Broadway musician and Tiffin native Phil Reno accompanying her on piano, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $11 for students. UF faculty, staff and students will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Tickets may be purchased at the box office of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main St.; by calling 419-423-2787; or online at marathoncenterarts.org. As a teenager from Orlando, Florida, York got her first big break in the seductive and playful role of Mallory in the original Tony Award-winning production of “City of Angels” in 1989. She won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress for her “Victor/Victoria” role as Norma Cassidy, opposite Julie Andrews. Other performances include “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Sly Fox” with Richard Dreyfuss, and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” with Jonathan Pryce. She also played Lucille Ball in the 2003 CBS movie, “Lucy.” Most recently, she starred on Broadway as Jackie Noelle in “Disaster! The Musical.” Off Broadway, York earned recognition and a Drama Desk Award nomination opposite Julie Andrews in Stephen Sondheim’s “Putting It Together,” and gained additional fame while starring as Reno Sweeney in the Tony Award-winning revival of “Anything Goes” through a U.S. tour. In concert, York has appeared as a soloist worldwide. Some of her performances have been in concert with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; the National Symphony; the Pittsburgh Pops; “Broadway Showstoppers” with Peter Nero and Philly Pops; and “The Sound of Music” at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Rachel’s debut solo album, “Let’s Fall in Love,” was named one of the Top 10 Vocal CDs of the year by Talkin’ Broadway. She can also be heard on the soundtracks of film and Broadway musical recordings. For more information about Rachel York, visit www.rachelyork.net. Reno is the musical director and vocal arranger for the smash hit “Something Rotten!,” a Tony Award-nominated musical comedy that opened on Broadway in 2015. Reno received two Grammy nominations for his work on the “Something Rotten!” cast recording. His other work includes “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).
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Hancock Park District Mother Nature Tea 9:30 am
Hancock Park District Mother Nature Tea @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Hancock Park District will be hosting its ninth annual Mother Nature Tea on Monday, Jan. 22, in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area, 9250 Township Road 208. Times will be 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The same program will be offered each time, and runs for an hour. Mother Nature, portrayed by Chris Allen, will read a story about the awakening of her three daughters, March, April, and May. After the story, children will have tea and a snack. After serving there will be activities and a craft for children. Children must be 4-6 years old and accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may not attend. One adult is required for every two children. Register, with $4 per person, by noon Friday, Jan. 19. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 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.
Adult Art Class — Watercolor Workshop 5:30 pm
Adult Art Class — Watercolor Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm
Two adult art classes will be offered this month at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton. A mosaic art lesson led by Janette Reineke will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 25, utilizing a lesson from Reineke’s book, “Fear No Art.” The supply fee is $8 at the door and registration is required by Jan. 21. Jeanne Beutler will lead a watercolor workshop at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22. The painting is titled “Baby Raccoon” and there is a $10 supply fee, payable by cash only, at the door. Call the library at 419-358-5016 for more information or to register for either session.
Jammin’ at the Library 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder 6:30 pm
A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm
The Dorcas Carey Public Library will host “A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Judy Green dresses in period costume and brings the “Little House” stories to life with vivid storytelling, photographs and pioneer artifacts. A display of the artifacts mentioned in the books illustrates just how different life was for pioneers in the 19th century. This hour-long program is suitable for all ages.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 22 @ 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.
Wyandot County Retired Teachers 8:36 pm
Wyandot County Retired Teachers @ Trinity Evangelical Church
Jan 22 @ 8:36 pm – 9:36 pm
The Wyandot County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Tuesday at Trinity Evangelical Church, Upper Sandusky. Speakers will be Dean and Nancy Kessler of Carey. Dean is retired from Cooper Tire and is currently an EMT Advanced with the Carey and Wyandot County EMS squads. Nancy is a substitute teacher for Our Lady of Consolation School, Carey. She was previously a substitute at Angeline School and Industries for 15 years. The couple were also part of a small group that started The Link in Carey, a nonprofit dedicated to building a strong, more resilient community. The organization aims to build awareness about sustainability issues and create new opportunities for people.
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Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
Snow Much Fun Story Time 10:00 am
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Kalida branch
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
Chill Zone 3:30 pm
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 23 @ 3:30 pm
“Chill Zone” continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in January at the Bluffton Public Library. “Chill Zone” is a safe space for anyone in grades six through 12 to hang out and relax at the library. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events and crafts. Snacks are provided. Themes include: ’80s aerobics today; movie and popcorn Jan. 23; and Kawaii doodle class Jan. 30.
Second Chance Chapels Banquet and Concert 5:55 pm
Second Chance Chapels Banquet and Concert @ Marbeck Center
Jan 23 @ 5:55 pm
Transport for Christ will present a “Second Chance Chapels” banquet and concert Feb. 23 in the Marbeck Center on the campus of Bluffton University. Musical guests are The Bridges. The free event, including a meal, begins at 5:55 p.m. Seating is limited to 400, and RSVP is required by Feb. 19 by calling Chaplain David Lugibihl at 419-230-3294 or Nancy Spallinger at 419-296-0360.
Frozen Tozen Party 6:30 pm
Frozen Tozen Party @ Trinity United Methodist Church, Bloomdale
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, Bloomdale, will host a kids’ “Frozen Tozen Party” from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the church basement. There will be singing, stories, crafts, games and treats. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more information.
UF 2018 Faculty Art Exhibition Public Reception 7:00 pm
UF 2018 Faculty Art Exhibition Public Reception @ Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The University of Findlay’s spring 2018 Faculty Art Exhibition is taking place through Friday, Feb. 2 in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Lea Gallery. A public reception will be held at the gallery on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Represented faculty members include Anne Beekman, Ed Corle, Valerie Escobedo, Anita McCandless, Laura B. Corle, Diane Kontar, Spencer Cunningham and Marie Louden-Hanes. Some of the work is for sale. To purchase art, contact Spencer Cunningham at cunninghams@findlay.edu or at 419-434-7460. Lea Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. All of its exhibitions are free.
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Snow Much Fun Story Time 10:00 am
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottoville branch
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
Android Basics Seminar 1:30 pm
Android Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm
An iPad basics seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Continental branch. Participants will learn the basics such as menu navigation, settings and profiles, email, messaging and social media, apps, data management and selfie tips. The main library will also offer an Android seminar at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series 2:00 pm
Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series @ The Ritz Theatre
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm
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.
Hancock Park District Seasonal Painting Series — Winter Cardinal 6:00 pm
Hancock Park District Seasonal Painting Series — Winter Cardinal @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Winter Cardinal” will be the first painting in the 2018 Hancock Park District seasonal painting series. The program will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Awakening Minds Art staff will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint a winter water scene on canvas. All supplies and an 11-inch by 14-inch stretched canvas will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Registration is $30 per person and must be made by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, online at www.HancockParks.com under the tab “Programs & Activities” or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275, for registration and information.
Human Trafficking Presentation 7:00 pm
Human Trafficking Presentation @ Old Fort High School Auditorium
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pat McCloud will be giving an interactive presentation on human trafficking from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 24. It will be held in the Old Fort High School Auditorium located at 7635 N. County Road 51, Old Fort. A drawing for a gift card will be held at the conclusion of the program and refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Nicole Fry at 419-379-8653 or at nicolefry26@gmail.com.
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Snow Much Fun Story Time 10:00 am
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Columbus Grove branch
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
Cut the Craft 1:00 pm
Cut the Craft @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm
The next Cut the Craft sessions will be held at 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Forest-Jackson Public Library. Participants will make a wooden shutter snowmen. All supplies are provided.
The Blizzard of 1978 2:00 pm
The Blizzard of 1978 @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a program on the blizzard of 1978 at 2 p.m. Thursday and again at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lindamood Room. Between Jan. 26 and 29 in 1978, 12 inches of snow fell on northwestern Ohio, and wind caused the snow to blow and drift, resulting in the worst winter storm ever in the region. A documentary produced in 1998 by WBGU-TV in Bowling Green tells the story through firsthand accounts, home movies and archival photographs. No registration is required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org for more information.
Adult Art Class — Mosaic Art 6:00 pm
Adult Art Class — Mosaic Art @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm
Two adult art classes will be offered this month at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton. A mosaic art lesson led by Janette Reineke will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 25, utilizing a lesson from Reineke’s book, “Fear No Art.” The supply fee is $8 at the door and registration is required by Jan. 21. Jeanne Beutler will lead a watercolor workshop at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22. The painting is titled “Baby Raccoon” and there is a $10 supply fee, payable by cash only, at the door. Call the library at 419-358-5016 for more information or to register for either session.
Grand Love 6:00 pm
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.
Hancock County Human Trafficking Awareness Event 6:30 pm
Hancock County Human Trafficking Awareness Event @ Alumni Memorial Union
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Hancock County Chapter of the Northwest Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition will host its first human trafficking awareness event Jan. 25 in the University of Findlay’s Alumni Memorial Union. A panel of local, state and federal experts in the field will answer questions and talk about their work, and a survivor of human trafficking will share their story. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the panel beginning at 6:30. The event is free and open to the public.
Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library 7:00 pm
Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Lindamood Room. Jeff Winkle, library director, will be the speaker. He will offer his annual State of the Library presentation, followed by the membership business meeting. The meeting is open to the public. For more information about the Friends of the Library, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
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Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training 10:00 am
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Focus on Friends
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A new class for individuals worried about loved ones’ substance use begins Friday. The free class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave. It will continue for six consecutive Fridays through Feb. 16. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery and improve their 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. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book, but can also borrow a copy. Register by calling the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services at 419-424-1985.
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Day 1:00 pm
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Day @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will show two movies Friday. The matinee movie, “Victoria and Abdul,” will begin at 1 p.m. The family movie, “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” will run from 7-8:45 p.m. A $1 admission fee includes popcorn and a drink.
Taiko: Between Past & Present, East & West 7:00 pm
Taiko: Between Past & Present, East & West @ Davis Street Building #102, University of Findlay
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm
“Taiko: Between Past & Present, East & West” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Findlay in Davis 102. Benjamin Pachter, executive director of the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio, will give a public lecture on Taiko, the Japanese drum.
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Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League
Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jan 27 all-day
Registration is underway for the Findlay Family YMCA’s youth competitive winter basketball league for fifth- and sixth-graders. The season starts Jan. 8. Games are held on Saturdays. Registration is available online at www.findlayymca.org or at either Y branch, or by contacting sports director Jerry McNamee at 419-422-4424 or jmcnamee@findlayymca.com. The league is also seeking volunteer coaches and assistant coaches. Team sponsorships are available for local business owners.
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops 9:00 am
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Park District’s beginner cross-country ski workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3. They will be held at Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3, 16618 Marion Township 208. Workshops will cover the basic fundamentals, including proper use of equipment and how to glide, climb hills, stand up on skis, turn around, and get into rhythm. Workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions, which typically require 4 to 6 inches of good snow base. Layered clothing, hats and gloves are suggested. Recommended for ages 8 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $12 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Friday before each workshop, which can have a maximum of 14 participants. Registration can be done online at www.hancockparks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab; at the Park District headquarters, 1424 E. Main Cross St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275.
Beginner Yoga Series 9:00 am
Beginner Yoga Series @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Katy Mercer, a certified YogaFit instructor from Harmony Yoga in Findlay, will lead the four-week beginner’s yoga series featuring a slow progression tailored to many age groups. Each class will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will end with guided meditation and breath work, as well as a light snack. They run the Saturdays of Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off Hancock County 144, west of Findlay. Participants are required to be ages 10 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $10 per person by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before each class at www.hancockparks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275. The class requires a minimum attendance of four with a maximum of 20. For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program and Event Guide at www.hancockparks.com under the “Park News” section, visit the “Programs & Activities Calendar” or call the park office.
Polynesian Princess Story Time 10:30 am
Polynesian Princess Story Time @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a story time with a Polynesian princess and a Polynesian craft on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome in the children’s program room. The program is free. No registration is required.
Family Fun Spy School 11:00 am
Family Fun Spy School @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottoville-Monterey Township Branch
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am
“Family Fun Spy School” will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Ottoville branch this month. The free program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa and at 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township branch.
The Blizzard of 1978 2:00 pm
The Blizzard of 1978 @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a program on the blizzard of 1978 at 2 p.m. Thursday and again at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lindamood Room. Between Jan. 26 and 29 in 1978, 12 inches of snow fell on northwestern Ohio, and wind caused the snow to blow and drift, resulting in the worst winter storm ever in the region. A documentary produced in 1998 by WBGU-TV in Bowling Green tells the story through firsthand accounts, home movies and archival photographs. No registration is required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org for more information.
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Recycled Percussion 3:00 pm
Recycled Percussion @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm
From “America’s Got Talent,” last year’s Super Bowl and the stages of Vegas, Recycled Percussion will drum up some energy at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, taking inspiration from New York street percussion. Looking for a way to be as creative as possible, Spencer took the idea of playing recycled objects, blended in different instruments and created his own spin, developing a style of “junk rock” music. Recycled Percussion placed third on the fourth season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 and went on to perform more than 4,500 shows in 15 countries. They have made appearances on Carson Daly, “The Today Show,” “China’s Got Talent,” the Latin Grammy Awards, and performed a pregame show before Super Bowl LI in Houston. They have also headlined their own show in Las Vegas since 2010. The group’s performances are high-energy rock drumming, guitar smashing and DJ spinning, blended into recyclable “junk” music. Part rock concert and part interactive experience, the four members of Recycled Percussion use buckets, power tools and anything else they can get their drumsticks on. The group members include Spencer (whose stage name is Mr. Red), Ryan Vezina (Mr. Blue), Matt Bowman (Mr. Black), and Jason Davies (Mr. Green), according to the Record. Tickets start at $25 for adults and $20 for kids 17 and under. They can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, 200 W. Main Cross St., by phone at 419-423-2787 or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. For more information, call 419-423-2787 or visit www.recycledpercussionband.com.
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Preschool Playtime 10:00 am
Preschool Playtime @ Trinity Lutheran School
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, will welcome children 5 and younger to “Preschool Playtime” from 10-11 a.m. Monday. The open gym activities will include balls to play with, ride-on toys, mats to crawl/roll around on, a mini trampoline, infant toys and lots of space to run around and play. This event is free for children to attend with their caregivers. More information is available by calling 419-326-4685 or emailing jeternick@tlcjenera.org.
Johnsons Island Civil War Roundable 3:00 pm
Johnsons Island Civil War Roundable @ Carmies of Tiffin
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm
Re-enactors Carl Hucke and Roger Jenot will give insights into some of the famous horses of the Civil War, includig Old Bob, Traveler, Cincinnati and others, along with their riders, during the Jan. 29 Johnsons Island Civil War Roundable. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at Carmies in Tiffin.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Jan 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 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.
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid Training 6:00 pm
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer various lifesaving training sessions in January. Classes will be held at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St., on the following dates: Adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training: 6 p.m. Jan. 3; and 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Babysitter’s training: 9 a.m. Jan. 20 To register for a class or to find another class in the area, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 29 @ 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.
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Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
Hot Tea Tuesdays 10:00 am
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
From Charlottesville to Congo to Cleveland: The State of Nonviolence 11:00 am
From Charlottesville to Congo to Cleveland: The State of Nonviolence @ Yoder Recital Hall
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am
Sarah Thompson, 2018 Generations Fellow with the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, will present Bluffton University’s 2018 Keeney Peace Lecture during the 11 a.m. Jan. 30 forum “From Charlottesville to Congo to Cleveland: The State of Nonviolence” in Yoder Recital Hall. A graduate of Spelman College and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Thompson’s experience includes volunteer work for Mennonite World Conference and Mennonite Central Committee in Jerusalem, Washington, D.C., and Elkhart, Indiana, her hometown. She has also traveled across the world through activist and volunteer work with feminist anti-war movements, as a Spanish translator and through a Fulbright Scholarship.
Findlay Family YMCA Annual Meeting 11:30 am
Findlay Family YMCA Annual Meeting @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Jan 30 @ 11:30 am
The Findlay Family YMCA will hold its 129th annual meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Blanchard Valley Health System’s Marathon Auditorium. The meeting is open to the public. To register, contact Vicki Montgomery at vmontgomery@findlayymca.com or 419-422-4424.
Chill Zone 3:30 pm
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm
“Chill Zone” continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in January at the Bluffton Public Library. “Chill Zone” is a safe space for anyone in grades six through 12 to hang out and relax at the library. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events and crafts. Snacks are provided. Themes include: ’80s aerobics today; movie and popcorn Jan. 23; and Kawaii doodle class Jan. 30.
Snow Much Fun Story Time 6:30 pm
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
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Snow Much Fun Story Time 10:00 am
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
Pandora UMC Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora UMC Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free community meal will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora. The meal this month is provided by the 7’oclock Flock. The menu is tomato soup, crackers, grilled cheese sandwich, relish tray, cake and drink.

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