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Christian Clearing House Garage Sale 8:30 am
Christian Clearing House Garage Sale @ Brinkman’s Greenhouse
Apr 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will hold a community garage sale at Brinkman’s Greenhouse, 1800 E. Sandusky St., from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 and from 1-4 p.m. April 2. A large variety of items will be available, including electronics, furniture, home decor, collectables, appliances, books, sporting goods, clothes for all ages, toys and baby items. Lunch will be available Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the greenhouse beginning March 13. Donation times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27 and 29; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 and 30; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 15, 22 and 29. Tax deductible forms will be available at the point of dropoff. Items must be in good condition; console televisions, pianos, organs, stereos or drop-side baby cribs will not be accepted. Funds raised from the sale will benefit programs and services for low-income individuals in Hancock County. After the sale, nonprofit organizations will be invited to take any unsold items for their agency. Any Hancock County group interested in picking up leftover items should contact the Christian Clearing House office at 419-422-2222.
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp 9:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registration for a volleyball camp for youth in grades 4-6. The camp will be held at the facility from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 25 to April 29. Costs are $40 for BFR members; $50 for nonmembers. Registration is due by March 22 and can be made online at www.bfronline.com. Call 419-358-4150 for more information.
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Trees 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Trees @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Attention, all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Register with $20 per child by noon on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Children’s Easter Art Workshop 10:00 am
Children’s Easter Art Workshop @ Fostoria Community Arts Council
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Fostoria Community Arts Council, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria, will hold a children’s Easter art workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The free workshop under the direction of Cheryl Graves is for children in first through fifth grades. Call Graves at 419-435-7474 to register.
Growing Green Thumbs: Caring For McKinnis Historical Orchard 10:00 am
Growing Green Thumbs: Caring For McKinnis Historical Orchard @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am
Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead the second installment of the Hancock Park District’s “Growing Green Thumbs” garden series at 10 a.m. Saturday in the orchard at McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Bill Patch, parks operation manager for the park district, will discuss “Caring for our McKinnis Historical Orchard,” including tree care, how and when to prune trees, and what is necessary for trees to produce good fruit. Participants must be 4 to 18 years old. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required for the free program. Participants should bring a pair of work gloves and meet in the garden area near the house. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Masons Lodge 227 Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am
Masons Lodge 227 Easter Egg Hunt @ Findlay Masonic Complex
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am
Findlay Lodge 227 Free and Accepted Masons and Findlay Rainbow for Girls Assembly 173 will host a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Complex, 303 Osborn Ave. The hunt will be divided into three divisions: 3 and younger; ages 4-7; and ages 8-10. The event is open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the hunt will be held inside the Masonic Complex building.
Wood County Historical Center and Museum Free Day 1:00 pm
Wood County Historical Center and Museum Free Day @ Wood County Historical Center and Museum
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, will offer free admission from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Museum education coordinator Mike McMaster will present “Cross of Iron, Cross of Gold: The Sinking of the Ticonderoga in World War I” from 2-3 p.m. The program ties in with the museum’s current exhibit, “Send Word, the Wood County Boys are Coming! World War I 1914-1918.” The historical center also welcomes the Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths Association with an open forge demonstration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., while costumed interpreters prepare the log cabin for a “Spring Renewal” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bluffton University Gospel Choir Concert 6:00 pm
Bluffton University Gospel Choir Concert @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
Bluffton University’s Gospel Choir will present a concert featuring personal favorites of the conductor, Crystal Sellers Battle, associate professor of music. Soloists will include community members who are in the choir, Kathy Grady of Findlay, and Marta Michalska-Uras, originally from the Czech Republic. Sellers Battle will also be featured as a soloist on one of the pieces.
Spectrum of Findlay Dinner Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Spectrum of Findlay Dinner Fundraiser @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm
An April 1 event will be a murder mystery, a dinner theater — and a chance to raise funds for an organization working to be a resource for the area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Tickets are now on sale for Spectrum of Findlay’s fundraising dinner. Spectrum is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Barry Ratzlaff, a board officer, said it started as an effort to raise money for a local gay pride picnic. The April 1 event will be an original murder mystery, “Babylon Broadway Murder Mystery” dinner/theater night, with interactive audience participation. It’s written and produced by Jim Toth, and performed by the Northwest Ohio Theatre Fraternal Association. Proceeds go toward the pride picnic. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is at the Findlay Moose Lodge, 1028 W. Main Cross St. The event will include door prizes and a buffet-style prime rib dinner including honey brown-sugar ham, vegetarian ziti, potatoes, green beans, vegetables and cheese, desserts and more. Spectrum is providing most of the food, although the prime rib will be cooked for them. The show is open to attendees age 16 and older. There will be a cash bar for those 21 and older. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at $30, presale only before March 25, by sending money order or check to Spectrum of Findlay, 1910 Candlewick Drive, Findlay, OH 45840.
Menopause: The Musical 7:30 pm
Menopause: The Musical @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
A celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “the change,” “Menopause: The Musical” will bring 90 minutes of comedy and song parodies to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30-$60. Set in a department store, four women meet while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, they joke about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. The women go on to form a sisterhood and bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “the silent passage.” The sisterhood is real. Cast member Megan Cavanagh told The Courier it’s like a “love fest,” and she has enjoyed touring with her co-stars since she started doing the musical in 2004. “It’s like going on vacation, and ‘yay, we get to do a show,’” she said. Cavanagh was attracted to the script after she attended one of the shows and watched it capture the audience, she said. “The message is pretty clear: Although we are all going through this life-changing process, our best years are not necessarily behind us, they’re ahead of us. We go into it in solidarity and laughter together. “It’s different for every woman. Everyone sees themselves in the show. They see themselves through one or more of the characters,” Cavanagh said. The guys are invited to join the girls’ night out, too. “Men come in reluctantly but always leave smiling,” Cavanagh said. The characters don’t have names in the traditional sense, instead they are recognized by their personality traits. Cavanagh plays Earth Mother; Donna Huntley plays Professional Woman; Rebecca Fisher plays Soap Star; and Teri Adams plays Iowa Housewife. Cavanagh said she identified strongly with her character as someone who is eco-friendly, meditates and has followed a vegan diet. “It was a perfect fit, quite frankly,” she said. Normally a maternal and loving personality, Earth Mother is struggling to make sense of her recent onset of insomnia and mood swings. “We all help each other deal with this change of life,” Cavanagh said. The production features parodies from classic pop songs of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including “My Husband Sleeps at Night,” a take on “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “Night Fever” becomes “Night Sweatin’,” and “Chain of Fools” turns into “Change of Life,” she said. Written by Jeanie Linders and premiering in Orlando in 2001, the show has played in more than 450 cities across the United States, nearly 300 international cities and a total of 15 countries. The show contains adult content and may not be suitable for children under 13. For more information, visit www.menopausethemusical.com or call the Marathon Center box office at 419-423-2787.
The Long Red Herring 8:00 pm
The Long Red Herring @ Osceola Theatre, Gillmor Student Center, Tiffin University
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
Tiffin University’s Dragon’s Den Players will present “The Long Red Herring,” a comedy thriller by Pat Cook. The show chronicles a professor with an unusual final exam: he sets up a murder in his own home and has his students try to solve it. Soon, the students suspect the murder is real.
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Christian Clearing House Garage Sale 1:00 pm
Christian Clearing House Garage Sale @ Brinkman’s Greenhouse
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will hold a community garage sale at Brinkman’s Greenhouse, 1800 E. Sandusky St., from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 1 and from 1-4 p.m. April 2. A large variety of items will be available, including electronics, furniture, home decor, collectables, appliances, books, sporting goods, clothes for all ages, toys and baby items. Lunch will be available Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the greenhouse beginning March 13. Donation times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27 and 29; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 and 30; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 15, 22 and 29. Tax deductible forms will be available at the point of dropoff. Items must be in good condition; console televisions, pianos, organs, stereos or drop-side baby cribs will not be accepted. Funds raised from the sale will benefit programs and services for low-income individuals in Hancock County. After the sale, nonprofit organizations will be invited to take any unsold items for their agency. Any Hancock County group interested in picking up leftover items should contact the Christian Clearing House office at 419-422-2222.
Loom Weaving at McKinnis House 1:00 pm
Loom Weaving at McKinnis House @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A loom weaving demonstration will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Costumed interpreters will be working on a braided rug. A four-harness loom will be demonstrated. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
Fostoria Community Band Spring Concert 2:30 pm
Fostoria Community Band Spring Concert @ Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School
Apr 2 @ 2:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Band will perform a spring concert with pieces including “The Legend of Danny Boy,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “An American Portrait,” “The Fairest of the Fair,” “John Williams Blockbuster” and “Chorale and Shaker Dance.” The band is under the direction of Craig McKenzie and is made up of approximately 40 members from the Fostoria area, ranging in age from high school students to senior citizens. Refreshments will be served during a short intermission, donations will be accepted to support the band, and the facility is handicap-accessible.
The Long Red Herring 3:00 pm
The Long Red Herring @ Osceola Theatre, Gillmor Student Center, Tiffin University
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm
Tiffin University’s Dragon’s Den Players will present “The Long Red Herring,” a comedy thriller by Pat Cook. The show chronicles a professor with an unusual final exam: he sets up a murder in his own home and has his students try to solve it. Soon, the students suspect the murder is real.
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale Lenten Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale Lenten Concert @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm
In preparation for Easter, the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale will present Lenten choral music, including Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” and “Messe Basse,” on Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., Findlay. Gabriel Faure was a French Romantic composer, organist, pianist and teacher whose works influenced many 20th century composers. “Requiem” is his best-known choral work. The piece will be performed with Melissa Harvey, soprano; Lance Ashmore, baritone soloist; chamber orchestra; and organ. Choral activities director SeaHwa Jung will serve as concert director. Admission will be free but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, www.marathoncenterarts.org or at 419-423-2787; or can be picked up at the door.
ONU Gospel Ensemble Spring Concert 4:00 pm
ONU Gospel Ensemble Spring Concert @ McIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm
Ohio Northern University’s Gospel Ensemble will perform its 30-year anniversary concert at 4 p.m. April 2 in the McIntosh Center Ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public.
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Hancock County JFS Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast 8:15 am
Hancock County JFS Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Apr 3 @ 8:15 am
Hancock County Job and Family Services will host its annual child abuse prevention breakfast ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Monday in the St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 120 W. Sandusky St. The ceremony will feature a performance by the Chamberlin Hill sign language choir and presentations on the Family Dependency Treatment Court. All in attendance are invited to participate in the displaying of balloons at the Hancock County Courthouse immediately following the ceremony. The breakfast and the ceremony are free and open to the public.
Plants That Benefit Bees and Butterflies 6:00 pm
Plants That Benefit Bees and Butterflies @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm
Dwight Wilson will present a program on plants that benefit bees and butterflies at 6 p.m. April 3 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Wilson will talk about the hues and scents of flowers that attract bees and butterflies.
Making Hay: From Seeding to Harvesting 6:30 pm
Making Hay: From Seeding to Harvesting @ Hardin County OSU Extension Office
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hardin County OSU Extension office will hold a workshop for livestock producers on “Making Hay: From Seeding to Harvesting” from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. The workshop will be at the Extension office, 1021 W. Lima St., Suite 103, Kenton. Topics to be discussed will include seed selection, soil preparation, planting, monitoring, growth stages, harvest steps, dry-down, bale sizes, storage tips, quality hay, nutritional content and market value. The instructor will be Jason Hartschuh, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension educator from Crawford County. Cost to attend the workshop is $15, which includes a program, field guide, and refreshments. Call the Extension office at 419-674-2297 or email badertscher.4@osu.edu by Friday to register if interested in attending.
Master Gardener Presentation 6:30 pm
Master Gardener Presentation @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a program on adding newer plant varieties with more color and contrasts to landscapes. Ohio State University graduate landscape architect and Master Gardener intern Tim Brugeman will give a presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Lindamood Room. Registration is required by calling 419-422-1712 or by visiting www.findlaylibrary.org.
Findlay High School Alumni Musical Showcase 7:00 pm
Findlay High School Alumni Musical Showcase @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay High School Alumni Association will present the 19th annual Alumni Musical Showcase at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Ave. Performers include the Findlay First Edition Show Choir (FFE), Voices in Perfection Freshman Show Choir (VIP), and the Hancock County Children’s Choir; Celia Stockton and Steve Huffman will be featured vocalists; Kevin Manley and Krista Bigger will sing a duet; and Bev Roby will accompany on keys. Roger Powell is the FHS alumni director and emcee for the event. Stockton graduated Findlay High in 1978 and directs the Hancock County Children’s Choir, a musical ensemble for treble voices based in Greater Hancock County but open to all grades 2-5 children in the surrounding area. She is also the show choir director at St. Wendelin Catholic School, Fostoria, and teaches private voice and piano lessons at Stockton Studio of Performing Arts. Her career has led to several acting roles, including the voice of the Smurfette character for licensed theme park attractions based on “The Smurfs.” Huffman, a 1969 Findlay High alumnus, is a founding member of The Ambassadors, a local gospel quartet. Active in the performing arts during high school, he’s continued his musical pursuits by performing in several University of Findlay and Findlay Light Opera Company productions and by serving on boards of the Light Opera Company and the Curtain Raiser Society for the Performing Arts at UF. Manley is in his 25th year of teaching with Findlay City Schools, where he directs three concert choirs along with FFE. During his 11 years as FFE director, the group was the FAME New York and FAME Chicago Grand Champion, as well as 25 other Grand Championships and multiple caption awards for Best Vocals, Best Choreography, and Best Instrumental Combo. Bigger, a 2001 FHS graduate, serves as the assistant choir director at Findlay High School and directs VIP, which she choreographs with Ashley Carey. Performing and directing choral music professionally for 15 years, Bigger served as director of choirs at North Royalton High School, where she expanded the program from two choirs to seven choirs, spearheaded the development of its competitive show choir program and served as the vocal music director of its theater productions. While Roby did not graduate from Findlay, she feels like the city is her home. She plays keyboard with the local big band, Night Jazz, and accompanies the men’s ensemble Good News from St. Andrew’s along with the Hancock County Children’s Choir for its second season. She has taught language arts and music at elementary and middle schools and has served as organist and music director at area churches. General admission tickets for the event are $7 and can be purchased by calling the Findlay High School Alumni office at 419-420-7007, mailing a check to FHS Alumni Association, c/o Roger Powell, 1200 Broad Ave., Findlay, OH 45840; by picking them up at the Instrument Care Center, 319 S. Main St., Findlay. They are also available at the door. Proceeds from the event go to the Findlay High School Alumni scholarship fund.
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Judaism 8:00 pm
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Judaism @ Ritz Auditorium
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Judith Wahrman, professor of education and the College of Education’s director of outreach and partnership, will talk about Judaism as part of the University of Findlay Department of Religious Studies’ spring lecture series. Her free, public lecture will take place at 8 p.m. Monday in Ritz Auditorium. Others included in this spring’s lecture series include Gregg Mott, instructor of English as an international language, whose April 10 presentation at Winebrenner Theological Seminary will focus on the Quakers.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Conflict and Creativity: Shunning and its Legacy in Amish and Mennonite Communities 11:00 am
Conflict and Creativity: Shunning and its Legacy in Amish and Mennonite Communities @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am
Ann Hostetler, a professor of English at Goshen College in Indiana, will give a lecture today on “Conflict and Creativity: Shunning and its Legacy in Amish and Mennonite Communities,” as the 2017 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture at Bluffton University. She will discuss the impact of shunning on three generations of an Amish family. The talk will be given at 11 a.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public.
John’s Dilemma: A Mennonite Bishop Wrestles with Suffering in a Time of War 11:00 am
John’s Dilemma: A Mennonite Bishop Wrestles with Suffering in a Time of War @ Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am
Mennonite pastor Paula Snyder Belousek will discuss a past bishop’s response to the Civil War in a speech titled “John’s Dilemma: A Mennonite Bishop Wrestles with Suffering in a Time of War,” during Bluffton University’s Spiritual Life Week Forum on April 4. During the 11 a.m. lecture, Snyder Belousek will discuss her experience in the discovery of Elida Bishop John M. Brenneman’s draft petition written to President Abraham Lincoln requesting conscientious objector status for Mennonites during the Civil War. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Transitions 2:00 pm
Transitions @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A program for individuals with early stage memory loss will be held from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Transitions, led by Linda Rae Pollitz, program manager for Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, offers social and educational opportunities and group sharing. Persons who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit, along with family and friends. Registration is requested by calling the library at 419-523-3747.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Findlay Garden Club Meeting 7:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club Meeting @ Fox Run Manor
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
Master Gardener Bill Jones will discuss weed control at the 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the garden club at Fox Run Manor, Township Road 145. The public is welcome. Visit www.findlaygardenclub.org for more information about the club.
Laughter is Sacred Space 8:00 pm
Laughter is Sacred Space @ Founders Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm
Bluffton University’s upcoming Spiritual Life Week will feature Ted & Company’s performance of “Laughter is Sacred Space” at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken. Led by veteran actor Ted Swartz, Ted & Company TheaterWorks uses humor and professional storytelling to talk about issues of faith and social justice through live shows and other forms of media.
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Hancock County P.E.R.I. Chapter 54 meeting 11:00 am
Hancock County P.E.R.I. Chapter 54 meeting @ 50 North
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am
Hancock County P.E.R.I. (Public Employee Retirees Inc.) Chapter 54 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave. Speakers will be Amy Laibe and Miranda Young of Birchaven Premier Apartment Community, discussing independent and assisted senior living.
Naturalization Ceremony at Winebrenner Theological Seminary 12:30 pm
Naturalization Ceremony at Winebrenner Theological Seminary @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 5 @ 12:30 pm
A naturalization ceremony for those seeking to become United States citizens will be held April 5 at 12:30 p.m. at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium, 950 N. Main St. The Honorable Judge John P. Gustafson, U.S. District Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, will preside over the ceremony, which will be open to the public. Tina Damoah, a deputy clerk for U.S. District Court, will present certificates; Sons of the American Revolution will present and retire the colors; UF’s Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President Rebecca Stricker will lead the Pledge of Allegiance; SGA President Forrest Miller will conduct the opening and closing of the court; and Darin Fields, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and faculty dean, will offer a welcome. Kate Wilson, a Findlay High School senior, will speak about the benefits of citizenship. The obligations of citizenship will be outlined by seniors Aaron Rode from McComb High School, Matthew Nieset from Van Buren high School, and Mark Lopez from Liberty-Benton High School. Several musical ensembles will accompany the ceremony. Cody Bachorik, a Liberty-Benton High School senior, will sing the National Anthem; “America the Beautiful” will be performed by Arcadia High School seniors Meredith Boes and Alliyson Knepper and junior Alyssa Clagg; and several Liberty-Benton students will perform “God Bless America” arranged by Greg Lyne. The Arcadia High School Band will provide the postlude music.
Tax Assistance at Putnam County Library 4:30 pm
Tax Assistance at Putnam County Library @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free tax assistance will be available at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa, hosted by the HHWP Community Action Commission and the Ohio Benefit Bank. Appointments will be available from 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 5. Call the CAC at 419-957-7713 or email pzimmerly@hhwpcac.com to schedule.
UF Innovation Competition 7:00 pm
UF Innovation Competition @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s second annual Innovation Competition will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Teams of undergraduate students will pitch business ideas in three divisions: new venture, small business, and community outreach. Cash prizes total $4,250. The competition, hosted by the College of Business, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Brown Bag Lecture – “57th Ohio at the Battle of Shiloh – April 6, 1862” 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture – “57th Ohio at the Battle of Shiloh – April 6, 1862” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday. Rob Tong will present a lecture on the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the April 6, 1862, Battle of Shiloh. Tong is a local historian with extensive knowledge of the Civil War era, Findlay glass, Grant automobiles and other areas of local interest. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli will be available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To make a reservation for lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
Cookie Decorating Classes at Leipsic Library 4:00 pm
Cookie Decorating Classes at Leipsic Library @ Putnam County District Library -- Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm
Cookie decorating classes will be held at libraries in Ottawa and Leipsic in April. A session is planned at 4 p.m. April 6 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location, while another program will be held at 6 p.m. April 10 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Helen Doboze will lead the classes for participants who are ages 9 and older. There is a $3 fee, and supplies will be provided. Those attending may bring an apron if desired and a container to transport the cookies home. Each person will decorate six cookies. Registration is requested by Monday by calling the Leipsic library at 419-943-2604 or the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747.
Red Cross Volunteer Informational Meeting 5:00 pm
Red Cross Volunteer Informational Meeting @ Heidelberg University Media and Communication Center
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
An information meeting for anyone interested in volunteering with the Red Cross in Seneca County will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. April 6 in the Heidelberg University Media and Communication Center, 167 Main St., Tiffin. Red Cross representatives and local Red Cross Community Volunteer Leader John Spahr will be on hand with information on the many volunteer opportunities available. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/volunteer or email NorthCentralOhio@redcross.org.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Vox Pop — Voice of the People 6:30 pm
Vox Pop — Voice of the People @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm
In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Bluffton Creative Writers Group will sponsor a poetry reading, titled “Vox Pop — Voice of the People,” on the main floor of the Bluffton Public Library on April 6. Sign-in for readers will begin at 6 p.m., followed by readings at 6:30. Students and adults are invited to read one or more of their original poems, and others are welcome to come and listen. For more information, call 567-242-8520 or 419-358-6309.
Dancing Wheels 7:00 pm
Dancing Wheels @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
The Arts Partnership presents the Dancing Wheels Company, a physically integrated company of dancers both with and without disabilities. The performance is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St., as part of the “TAP Package” presented by the Arts Partnership. Reserved seating tickets are $8 for children and $10 for adults. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Marathon Center box office by calling 419-423-2787, visit marathoncenterarts.org, or come in person during office hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the United States, founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Verdi-Fletcher wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. Furthering the mission of inclusive arts and recreation opportunities for all, the School of Dancing Wheels opened its doors in 1990. Its state-of-the-art studios were soon regarded as a world-class training center for dancers, choreographers and educators. To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s mission has touched over 5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops. Millions more have enjoyed the company’s artistry through appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, and the TV special “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.” The dance company is also completing a weeklong residency in area schools sponsored by the Arts Partnership.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
Life Tree Cafe: Amazing Grace 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: Amazing Grace @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “Amazing Grace,” as the mother of the shooter finds healing in the aftermath of an Amish schoolhouse massacre. Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
Life Tree Cafe: Living After A Loved One’s Suicide 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: Living After A Loved One’s Suicide @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “Living After Suicide: Finding Hope After Loved Ones Take Their Own Lives.” Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
An Evening of One Acts 7:30 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
The Other Mozart 7:30 pm
The Other Mozart @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
“The Other Mozart” is a one-act play created by Sylvia Milo that tells the story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus. A prodigy in her own right, she performed alongside her brother but her accomplishments have faded to history. The performance includes facts and stories linked to the Mozart family letters.
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Hancock County GOP First Friday Luncheon 11:30 am
Hancock County GOP First Friday Luncheon @ D.O.C.K. at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Hancock County commissioners will present an update on county projects during the Hancock County Republican Party’s “First Friday” luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the D.O.C.K. at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the program begins at noon. Cost is $10 per person. For reservations, call 419-422-5946 and leave a message, or email FirstFriday@HancockCountyGOP.org by noon Thursday.
Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba 4:00 pm
Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm
Phil Sugden, assistant professor of art at Bluffton University, will present the colloquium “Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public. In December 2015, Sugden and Carole Elchert, assistant professor of communication at the University of Findlay, traveled to Havana, Cuba, to interview artists and gather footage for a film. The documentary focuses on six of Cuba’s prominent artists and explores the role of art as a form of activism or dissidence.
Jupiter Viewing 7:00 pm
Jupiter Viewing @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
A program to view Jupiter at its closest point to earth this year will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program will begin in the inflatable planetarium and then move outside to view the planet and its moons. Participants may bring binoculars or a telescope to view the four largest moons. Register for the free program by noon on April 6. The family program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 25 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
An Evening of One Acts 7:30 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
Bluffton University Pops Concert 7:30 pm
Bluffton University Pops Concert @ Founders Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Bluffton University Concert Band, Camerata Singers, Chorale, and Jazz Combo will come together to present the annual Pops Concert. Ana Yoder Coulter will accompany both the Camerata Singers and the University Chorale.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Jupiter Viewing 9:00 pm
Jupiter Viewing @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host a free astronomy event from 9-11 p.m. tonight. The main attraction will be Jupiter. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp 9:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registration for a volleyball camp for youth in grades 4-6. The camp will be held at the facility from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 25 to April 29. Costs are $40 for BFR members; $50 for nonmembers. Registration is due by March 22 and can be made online at www.bfronline.com. Call 419-358-4150 for more information.
Rhinehart United Methodist Women Spring Craft Show 9:00 am
Rhinehart United Methodist Women Spring Craft Show @ Hardin County Fairgrounds
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
KENTON — The Rhinehart United Methodist Women will sponsor their 16th annual spring craft and home show at the Hardin County Fairgrounds, 14134 Leston Ave., (Fairground Road), Kenton, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8. Vendors will offer clothing, primitives, florals, home decor, jewelry, furniture, cement goose clothes, purses, scarves and other seasonal items in the community and arts and craft buildings. The United Methodist Women will offer homemade baked goods and candy, with lunch featuring chicken and noodles, sandwiches, pie, chips and drinks. Carryout will be available. Vendor spaces are $40 for a 10-by-10-foot space. Call Janie Seiler at 937-354-5531 or 419-673-6948 for more information.
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Insects 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Insects @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Attention, all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Register with $20 per child by noon on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Altrussa Club “Spring is in the Air” Craft Show 10:00 am
Altrussa Club “Spring is in the Air” Craft Show @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Altrusa Club of Findlay will host a “Spring is in the Air” vendor and craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Findlay Moose Lodge, 1028 W. Main Cross St. Thirty vendors and crafters will offer cash-and-carry items, and food and 50/50 raffles will be available. Proceeds will be used toward local scholarships.
First Presbyterian Church Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am
First Presbyterian Church Easter Egg Hunt @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am
First Presbyterian Church will host an allergy-free easter egg hunt. All Easter eggs will be filled with non-food treats (small toys, stickers, etc.), making the event accessible to all children ages 0 through fifth grade. There will be family activities in the Fellowship Hall including face painting, temporary tattoos, bag decorating, games, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Children will be led by age group from Fellowship Hall for the egg hunt, which will take place on the church lawn. (In the event of inclement weather, the egg hunt will take place inside the church on the second floor.)
Mennonite Memorial Home Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am
Mennonite Memorial Home Easter Egg Hunt @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am
Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio and Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s will host their annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. The rain or shine event is open to children 8 and younger who are invited to hunt for hidden eggs, register for prizes, and have their parents take their pictures with the Easter Bunny. A bake sale takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, hosted by The Service Group, a volunteer group at Mennonite Home Communities.
Putnam County District Library Crochet/Knitting Program 10:30 am
Putnam County District Library Crochet/Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
A crochet and knitting program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants should bring a crochet hook size H, I or J; one color skein of yarn; and size 8 or 9 needles for knitting — circular are best. Donations of yarn are also being accepted.
Good Agricultural Practices Class 12:30 pm
Good Agricultural Practices Class @ Scioto Valley Produce Auction
Apr 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
A Good Agricultural Practices class for fruit and vegetable producers is scheduled Wednesday and will be taught by personnel from Ohio State University’s fruit and vegetable safety program. The program will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Scioto Valley Produce Auction, 18715 County Road 200, Mount Victory. The class is open to all fruit and vegetable producers and will be presented without technology. The class costs $20. To register, contact Mark Badertscher, Hardin County OSU Extension educator, at 419-674-2297. More information on GAPs programs is available at producesafety.osu.edu.
Titanic Afternoon Tea at The Jones Mansion 2:00 pm
Titanic Afternoon Tea at The Jones Mansion @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will host an afternoon tea Saturday, April 8, to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic on April 14 and 15, 1912. The event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. and feature trivia, history and a recreation of the tea menu that was served on board the Titanic in third class the day of the sinking. Although it is not a requirement, guests are encouraged to dress in period attire to help add to the experience. All those who come shall receive the name of a passenger who was aboard the Titanic and will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are $25 per person and are limited. They can be purchased by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110 or by placing a request and payment into the venue box outside the mansion near the front doors at 313 E. Sandusky St. The last day for presale tickets is Wednesday, April 5. If the event doesn’t sell out, tickets may be available at the door the day of the event for $30 each. Proceeds from the event go toward the restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
University Singers — “Les Miserables” 2:00 pm
University Singers — “Les Miserables” @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm
The University Singers will perform a variety of choral music and a selection from the musical “Les Miserables” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium, 950 N. Main St. The choir will be under the direction of the University of Findlay’s director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, SeaHwa Jung. Admission is free but tickets are required. They are available at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts box office, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; by visiting www.marathoncenterarts.org; by calling the box office at 419-423-2787; or they can be picked up at the door.
An Evening of One Acts 7:30 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
She Kills Monsters 7:30 pm
She Kills Monsters @ Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall, Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Ohio State Lima Department of Theatre’s production of “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans as she tries to deal with the death of her little sister, Tilly. Agnes finds Tilly’s “Dungeons and Dragons” notebook and follows it into the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. The play is a comedic romp that explores and celebrates geek culture and girl power, featuring high-energy swordplay on stage. Recommended for mature audiences only, due to language and goofy stage violence.
Tom Cotter 7:30 pm
Tom Cotter @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Tom Cotter for a night of stand-up comedy Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or ordering online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $20-$45. Cotter was the first-ever comedian to reach the finals of “America’s Got Talent,” finishing as season seven’s runner-up contestant behind the father/son dog-training act, Olate Dogs. His rapid-fire, high energy style of comedy was a hit with the show’s judges, and he came to the show prepared with a selection of topics including “teens,” “college,” “drinking,” “travel,” “parenting,” “summer,” “politically incorrect” and “health.” He asked judge Howie Mandel to pick a topic, and Mandel picked “college,” leading Cotter to reminisce about “the best 28 semesters of my entire life,” tying jokes together about Columbia University, drug cartels and studying abroad in less than a minute. He has appeared on television shows like “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” “Comedy Central Presents,” “The Today Show,” and his own reality series on the Women’s Entertainment Network, “Two Funny,” where he co-stars with his wife, comedian Kerri Louise. The Marathon Center event contains adult content and may not be suitable for children under 13. For more information, call the box office or visit www.tomcotter.com.
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St. Andrew’s UMC Easter Cantata 9:00 am
St. Andrew’s UMC Easter Cantata @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am
The St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Jubilation Choir will present its Easter cantata, “The Lord of the Dance,” directed by Jim Scothorn, at 9 and 11:15 a.m. April 9. Child care is provided and Sunday school is offered for ages between services. The church is located at 120 W. Sandusky St.
Pandora United Methodist Church Easter Cantata 9:30 am
Pandora United Methodist Church Easter Cantata @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am
PANDORA — Pandora United Methodist Church Choir will be presenting its Easter cantata, “Behold the Lamb!” during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on April 9. The service and refreshments afterward are open to the public. The church is located at 108 E. Washington St., Pandora.
An Evening of One Acts 2:00 pm
An Evening of One Acts @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm
A trip to New York City, a cross-examination in criminal court, a scientific experiment with chimpanzees — “An Evening of One Acts,” staged by University of Findlay Theatre Program students, will transport the audience through an eclectic collection of short scenes. Featured will be five plays, four directors and 10 actors, all in less than two hours. Performances will be held at the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts’ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre from Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. Admission for the general public will be $6. Tickets can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or visiting marathoncenterarts.org. UF students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with a valid university ID. Eleven actors, from freshmen to seniors, will include Rachel Coberley, Andrew Peatee, Sarah Bornhorst, Emma Lamore, Michael Knight, Jonda Krontz, Blake Bush, Jacob Myers, Becca Kowalski, A.J. Kittle and India Miller. Students Adrionna Powell Lawerence, Tabitha Kittle and Abigail Bumbledare will direct. The opening act, “Degas, C’est Moi,” written by David Ives, will include all student actors and is directed by Meriah Sage, visiting assistant professor of theater at UF. It’s about a man who wakes up one morning and decides to be the French artist, Edgar Degas. He decides the best location to do this is New York City, where he encounters all that makes great art. “The Worker,” written by Walter Wykes and directed by Lawerence, will star Coberley, Peatee and Bornhorst. The “dark” comedic story follows two characters as they are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it. “I Dream Before I Take the Stand,” written by Arlene Hutton and directed by Kittle, will star Lamore and Knight. The play follows a defense lawyer who cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case and, in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives and directed by Sage, will star Krontz, Bush and Myers. In the play, three intelligent chimpanzees named Kafka, Milton and Swift are put in a cage together under the experimenting eye of Dr. Rosenbaum, a scientist testing the hypothesis that three apes hitting keys at random on typewriters for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” “Subtraction,” written by Kevin McFillen and directed by Bumbledare, will feature A.J. Kittle and Miller. The story follows an elderly man feeding pigeons in a park who encounters a woman from “the office of subtraction,” an office whose task is to balance the universal equation. “Subtraction” explores memory, loss and the power of love.
She Kills Monsters 2:00 pm
She Kills Monsters @ Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall, Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm
The Ohio State Lima Department of Theatre’s production of “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans as she tries to deal with the death of her little sister, Tilly. Agnes finds Tilly’s “Dungeons and Dragons” notebook and follows it into the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. The play is a comedic romp that explores and celebrates geek culture and girl power, featuring high-energy swordplay on stage. Recommended for mature audiences only, due to language and goofy stage violence.
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale — “Requiem” 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale — “Requiem” @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., will host the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. The choir will present sacred choral music, including Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem.” Free tickets are available at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.
Rebecca McDonald 6:00 pm
Rebecca McDonald @ First Baptist Church of Findlay
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
Rebecca McDonald, founder and president of Women At Risk International, will speak at First Baptist Church of Findlay, 1635 Fostoria Ave., at 6 p.m. April 9. Raised in Bangladesh, McDonald developed a passion for the wounded and voiceless at a young age. Her visit is open to the public and will share ways we can all aid in the fight against human trafficking.
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UNITED Drag Show Benefit 3:39 pm
UNITED Drag Show Benefit @ Alumni Memorial Union
Apr 10 @ 3:39 pm – 4:39 pm
UNITED, the University of Findlay’s Gay-Straight Alliance, will have its annual Drag Show Benefit to raise money for the university’s LGBT Resource Center and TATS: Toledo Area Transgender Support, on Tuesday at the university’s Alumni Memorial Union. The event runs from 7-10 p.m., with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. It is free for UF students with valid university identification; $1 for non-UF students with proper identification; and $5 for community members. Featured performers will include Candi, Wantsome? of Findlay; and Magestik, Jade Sexton, and Jackie O, all of Dayton. It will also feature free PRIDE T-shirts for UF students, student groups performing in drag for prizes, snacks and drinks, and professional photography. For more information, call the campus LGBT Resource Center at 419-434-5428.
Cookie Decorating Classes at Ottawa Library 6:00 pm
Cookie Decorating Classes at Ottawa Library @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm
Cookie decorating classes will be held at libraries in Ottawa and Leipsic in April. A session is planned at 4 p.m. April 6 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location, while another program will be held at 6 p.m. April 10 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Helen Doboze will lead the classes for participants who are ages 9 and older. There is a $3 fee, and supplies will be provided. Those attending may bring an apron if desired and a container to transport the cookies home. Each person will decorate six cookies. Registration is requested by Monday by calling the Leipsic library at 419-943-2604 or the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747.
Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottoville-Monterey Township Branch
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A watercolor painting class will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 10 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township branch of the Putnam County District Library. Jeanne Beutler will instruct participants on creating an 8-by-10-inch painting called “Good Morning, Sheep,” which can be viewed at www.mypcdl.org. The cost is $10, which includes all supplies. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-453-2111.
Women’s Enrichment Series: Camera Creativity 6:00 pm
Women’s Enrichment Series: Camera Creativity @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will offer a program on becoming a better photographer at 6 p.m. Monday. As part of the 2017 Women’s Enrichment Series, Autumn Diaz will show participants the basics of using a digital camera and explain how light affects the photos and how to capture more creative shots. The cost is $15. For more information or to make reservations, contact First Step at 419-435-7300.
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class 6:30 pm
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class @ Oakdale United Methodist Church
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm
Oakdale United Methodist Church, 24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler, is hosting a Run For God — The 5K Challenge class starting this month. The challenge is a practical guide to running and a training plan aimed at running a 5K, which includes a Christian focus. The group is for people of all ages and abilities, with the goal at the end of the training being a 5K race held at the church. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and will meet every other week for classes and regularly to run together. Contact Pastor Jeff and Suzanne Bandy at Suzanne@caringpointschurches.org for more information. Register online at www.runforgod.com/classes.
Psychedelic Furs and Robyn Hitchcock 7:30 pm
Psychedelic Furs and Robyn Hitchcock @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Psychedelic Furs and special guest Robyn Hitchcock will deliver an evening of alternative rock to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or ordering online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $32-$75. Founded in England’s emerging punk rock scene in 1977, the Furs developed into a staple on U.S. college and modern rock radio. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, the Furs scored hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You” and “Heartbreak Beat” while releasing seven studio albums, several compilations, a box set, and a live concert DVD. Filmgoers will recognize “Pretty in Pink” from the 1986 film of the same name written by John Hughes. Originally appearing on the group’s 1981 album “Talk Talk Talk,” the band recorded a sax-infused version of the song that appeared in the film’s soundtrack. After a hiatus in the 1990s and a side project called Love Spit Love, the band regrouped in 2000 and tours with the lineup of Butler, his brother Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards) and Paul Garisto (drums). Robyn Hitchcock blends folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism and describes his songs as “paintings you can listen to.” He founded the art-rock band the Soft Boys in 1976, has recorded more than 20 albums, and starred in the 1998 in-concert film “Storefront Hitchcock” recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme. For more information, call the box office or visit www.thepsychedelicfurs.com and www.robynhitchcock.com.
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Quakers 8:00 pm
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Quakers @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm
Gregg Mott, instructor of English as an international language, will give an April 10 presentation at Winebrenner Theological Seminary as part of the University of Findlay Department of Religious Studies’ spring lecture series that will focus on the Quakers.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp 9:00 am
Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A three-day spring break children’s “camp,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held April 11, 12 and 13 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Topics will include birds, plants and camping. Birds will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. There will be a trail hike, games, dissecting of owl pellets, and making bird feeders. Wildflowers will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The day will be spent hiking to search for wildflowers. Flower gathering will be done for pressing, and seeds will be started for the backyard garden. “Camping 101” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Participants will experience fishing, hiking, and crafts, and gain confidence before attending a longer camp this summer. The camp will take place at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Children must be 6 to 12 years old. Register, with $15 per child per camp, for the birds and/or wildflower camps by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Register for “Camping 101,” with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch to each camp. The programs will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. Participants should wear good hiking shoes and clothes that can get dirty. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
The Art of Hip Hop, Religion and Culture in Civil Society 11:00 am
The Art of Hip Hop, Religion and Culture in Civil Society @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am
Author and professor James Logan will speak on “The Art of Hip Hop, Religion and Culture in Civil Society” at 11 a.m. April 11 for Bluffton University’s 2017 Keeney Peace Lecture. The event in Yoder Recital Hall is free. Logan is a professor of religion, and professor and director of African and African American Studies at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
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Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp 9:00 am
Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A three-day spring break children’s “camp,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held April 11, 12 and 13 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Topics will include birds, plants and camping. Birds will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. There will be a trail hike, games, dissecting of owl pellets, and making bird feeders. Wildflowers will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The day will be spent hiking to search for wildflowers. Flower gathering will be done for pressing, and seeds will be started for the backyard garden. “Camping 101” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Participants will experience fishing, hiking, and crafts, and gain confidence before attending a longer camp this summer. The camp will take place at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Children must be 6 to 12 years old. Register, with $15 per child per camp, for the birds and/or wildflower camps by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Register for “Camping 101,” with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch to each camp. The programs will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. Participants should wear good hiking shoes and clothes that can get dirty. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Children’s Cooking Class 3:30 pm
Children’s Cooking Class @ Children's Services Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Children in grades 2-6 are invited to learn how to cook from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday in the Children’s Services Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Kids will learn new recipes to pep up lunchboxes, along with helpful cooking tips and techniques. Registration is required as space is limited. Call the children’s services desk at 419-422-1712, ext. 237.
Canvas Painting Program 6:00 pm
Canvas Painting Program @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A canvas painting program hosted by the Hancock Park District will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Personnel from Awakening Minds Art will provide step-by-step instruction to paint a spring scene. Supplies will be provided to create the artwork on an 11-inch by 14-inch stretched canvas. Light refreshments will be available. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Registration is $30 per person and must be made by noon Monday. The program will be held with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Hardin County Democratic Party Meeting 7:00 pm
Hardin County Democratic Party Meeting @ Henry's Restaurant
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Hardin County Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry’s Restaurant in Kenton. The party will discuss preparations for the Presidents Day Luncheon, and nominate someone to be a Democratic member of the Hardin County Board of Elections.
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Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp 9:00 am
Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A three-day spring break children’s “camp,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held April 11, 12 and 13 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Topics will include birds, plants and camping. Birds will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. There will be a trail hike, games, dissecting of owl pellets, and making bird feeders. Wildflowers will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The day will be spent hiking to search for wildflowers. Flower gathering will be done for pressing, and seeds will be started for the backyard garden. “Camping 101” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Participants will experience fishing, hiking, and crafts, and gain confidence before attending a longer camp this summer. The camp will take place at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Children must be 6 to 12 years old. Register, with $15 per child per camp, for the birds and/or wildflower camps by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Register for “Camping 101,” with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch to each camp. The programs will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. Participants should wear good hiking shoes and clothes that can get dirty. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show 10:00 am
Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show @ Hardin County Heritage Farm
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hardin County Heritage Farm will have a three-day show and sale featuring handcrafted items, repurposed furniture, antiques, baked goods and more. There is no fee to set up a table. No garage sale items such as clothing, tupperware, or weapons will be accepted. Admission is a donation to the museum.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Student Art Show Opening: 6th-12th Grade 6:30 pm
Student Art Show Opening: 6th-12th Grade @ Findlay Art League
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Two student art shows begin this week at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. The first show opens from 6:30-8 p.m. today, displaying the work of students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Viewing will continue through April 9. The second show includes the work of students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. It opens from 6:30-8 p.m. April 13. High school art will be judged by Laura Barnhardt Corle, Findlay watercolor artist and adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University. Viewing will continue through April 23. Findlay Art League viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Fridays; and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. The shows are free and open to the public. For more information, call 419-422-7847.
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Janice Trytten 7:00 pm
Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series: Janice Trytten
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm
The public is invited to hear Native American flute music at the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series beginning at 7 p.m. April 13 on the third floor of 100 E. Elm St., Bluffton. Performer Janice Trytten (“Sunflower”) is a native flute player and a professional horn player in the Cincinnati area. Her earliest memories as a child in Oklahoma are building tipis and making fabric “buckskin” dresses. Since the late 1980s, she and her family have participated in many living history events, with focus on the 1840s fur trade era. There is no charge for this event, but a donation will be collected for the performer.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show 10:00 am
Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show @ Hardin County Heritage Farm
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hardin County Heritage Farm will have a three-day show and sale featuring handcrafted items, repurposed furniture, antiques, baked goods and more. There is no fee to set up a table. No garage sale items such as clothing, tupperware, or weapons will be accepted. Admission is a donation to the museum.
McComb Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 am
McComb Easter Egg Hunt @ McComb Village Park
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt for children 0 – 10! There will be crafts, prizes, and fun for the whole family. This event is sponsored by McComb Rotary, McComb Lions, McComb Youth Group, First Federal Bank, Village of McComb, Rick Hohenbrink Excavating, McComb Economic Development, McComb Region Heart & Soul.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp 9:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registration for a volleyball camp for youth in grades 4-6. The camp will be held at the facility from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 25 to April 29. Costs are $40 for BFR members; $50 for nonmembers. Registration is due by March 22 and can be made online at www.bfronline.com. Call 419-358-4150 for more information.
YMCA Easter Egg Hunt 9:00 am
YMCA Easter Egg Hunt @ Riverside Park Shelter House 22
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Come to this free event, open to the community on April 15! Bring a Easter basket and pick up some of the 4,000 eggs that will be available! There will be several age groups: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10. The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Riverside Park Shelter House 22, located across from Riverside Pool and south of the volleyball courts.
Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show 10:00 am
Hardin County Heritage Farm Craft Show @ Hardin County Heritage Farm
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hardin County Heritage Farm will have a three-day show and sale featuring handcrafted items, repurposed furniture, antiques, baked goods and more. There is no fee to set up a table. No garage sale items such as clothing, tupperware, or weapons will be accepted. Admission is a donation to the museum.
Hilty Home Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am
Hilty Home Easter Egg Hunt @ Hilty Home
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am
Hilty Home, 304 Hilty Drive, Pandora, will host an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 15 on its front lawn. Groups for the hunt include: ages 3 and under, ages 4-6 and ages 7-10. Prizes will be awarded for each group, and kids can also meet the Easter Bunny at the event. There is no rain date for the Easter egg hunt. For more information, call Hilty Home at 419-384-3218.
Van Buren State Park Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am
Van Buren State Park Easter Egg Hunt @ Van Buren State Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Head to the Van Buren State Park for an Easter Egg Hunt! Open to children ages 12 and under, bring a basket to gather eggs! Ages 10-12 — 10 a.m. Ages 7-9 — 10:15 a.m. Ages 4-6 — 10:30 a.m. Ages 1-3 — 10:45 a.m.
Vanlue Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am
Vanlue Easter Egg Hunt @ Vanlue Community Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Mount Blanchard Easter Egg Hunt 1:00 pm
Mount Blanchard Easter Egg Hunt @ Island Park
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm
 
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Discussion: “Last of the Sandwalker” 5:30 pm
Discussion: “Last of the Sandwalker” @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A discussion of the graphic novel “Last of the Sandwalker” will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The novel by Jay Hosler is a combination of adventure, science and humor with colonies of insects. The program will also include a craft and refreshments.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Technology Training Sessions 11:00 am
Technology Training Sessions @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
SEO (Serving Every Ohioan), a consortium of library systems across the state, will offer free technology training April 18 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Classes include: Cloud Computing, 10 a.m.; Device Audiobooks/eBooks with Overdrive, 11 a.m.; Microsoft Excel 2016, noon; Microsoft Windows 10, 2 p.m.; Microsoft Word 2016, 3 p.m.; Troubleshooting Your Own Device, 4 p.m. Each session is approximately 50 minutes. SEO will bring 10 laptops and iPads to use. If a class is full, participants can bring their own device. To register for any of the sessions, call the library at 419-523-3747.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
Zonta Spring Style Show 6:00 pm
Zonta Spring Style Show @ St. Michae's Auditorium
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zonta Spring Style Show @ St. Michae's Auditorium | Findlay | Ohio | United States
Zonta’s Spring Style Show held at St. Michael’s Auditorium (750 Bright Rd, Findlay) Benefits Hope House, Open Arms, and The Daughter Project Doors open at 6:00PM – bring cash for gift basket raffles and vendors Style Show: 7:00PM – Papillon Boutique Emcees – Beth Wilkins & Keith Hodkinson Wine and light pairings will be served. Tickets are $20 – Contact Lisa Loughman (419)-425-5111 or email: lloughman@woh.rr.com
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Putnam County ESC Program For Kids 10:30 am
Putnam County ESC Program For Kids @ Putnam County Educational Service Center
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
A free program for Putnam County children up to age 5 and their parents will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Putnam County Educational Service Center, 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa. The morning includes painting, crafts, activities and make-your-own nursery rhyme books.
Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center Open House 3:00 pm
Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center Open House @ Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bluffton University’s Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center will host an open house to celebrate 30 years of promoting peace from 3-6 p.m. Thursday. A program of music and reflection will be held at 4 p.m. in the outdoor sculpture garden. The center promotes the study of peace and justice, and nonviolent responses to conflict.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
Jelly Rags and Monk Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut 7:30 pm
Jelly Rags and Monk Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
 
Turtle Island Quartet 7:30 pm
Turtle Island Quartet @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Turtle Island Quartet will bring its brand of improvisational string music to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. Jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut will accompany the group as it performs “Jelly, Rags, and Monk,” an interpretation of the music of pioneering jazz pianists Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious Monk. The quartet is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has undergone several lineup changes since its 1985 inception. The group comprises David Balakrishnan and Alex Hargreaves on violin; Malcolm Parson on cello; and Benjamin von Gutzeit on viola. The quartet’s co-founder, Darol Anger, came up with the group’s name when he came across “Turtle Island,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Gary Snyder, where it was pointed out that American culture was really an immigrant culture, coming from all points of the globe. “Turtle Island” itself comes from Native American mythology, referring to the continent of North America. This fit the group perfectly, since jazz was at its roots an integration of musical elements brought in from Europe and Africa, later absorbing an influence from Latin America and Asia. The quartet has incorporated several contemporary American music styles into its work, including folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock, and hip-hop; as well as music of India, where Balakrishnan’s father was from; and Latin America. Tickets can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the show. They are also available by calling the box office at 419-423-2787 or ordering online at www.marathoncenterarts.org with prices ranging from $30-$60. For more information, visit turtleislandquartet.com and www.cyruschestnut.net.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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A Leader Prepares 4:00 pm
A Leader Prepares @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
Howard Keim, senior lecturer in business at Bluffton University, and his daughter, Talashia Keim Yoder, will present the colloquium “A Leader Prepares” at 4 p.m. April 21 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. Yoder is the pastor of family ministry at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana, and director of theatre at Bethany Christian High School in Goshen. The event is free and open to the public.
Classic Movie Night — “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night — “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Classic Movie Night at 7 p.m. Friday. “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” will be shown. The film, starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel, won the Academy Award for best music in 1955 and was nominated for four additional awards. Refreshments will be provided. Classic Movie Night is free and open to the public. This month’s film is sponsored by the Gleaner Life Insurance Society, Flag City Arbor.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
The Galaxies of Spring 9:00 pm
The Galaxies of Spring @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University observatory will present “The Galaxies of Spring” from 9-11 p.m. today. Galaxies are a swirling collection of stars, gas, dust and dark matter that are generally difficult to see with telescopes because they are so far away and faint. But during this time of the year, the closest concentrations of galaxies are positioned high in the sky by midnight for better viewing. The program will target M66 in Leo and the black eye galaxy in Coma Berenices for observation with the telescopes. At 9:47 p.m., an Iridium satellite is scheduled to flare brightly just as it passes into Coma Berenices. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
Annie 9:47 pm
Annie
Apr 21 @ 9:47 pm – 10:47 pm
“Annie” will be staged June 23-25 and June 30 through July 2 at the Star Theatre, 121 W. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky. It will be directed by Vicki McClurkin, with Matthew J. Armstrong as music director and Timothy Sherman as choreographer. For more information, contact the Star Players on their Facebook page at The Star Theatre – Home of the Star Players.
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Save 22 Pancake Breakfast and 5K Walk/Run 7:00 am
Save 22 Pancake Breakfast and 5K Walk/Run @ Findlay AMVETS Post 21
Apr 22 @ 7:00 am
A pancake breakfast and 5K walk/run will be held Saturday to bring awareness to veteran suicide. Every day, 22 American veterans take their own lives because of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. “Save 22” is a program the AMVETS Department of Ohio has started to help veterans and local military members who may be in crisis. The program will put them in contact with other veterans who have dealt with the same issues and also provide them with camaraderie they may be missing since leaving the military. “After learning of this tragedy, I felt the need to bring awareness to the community. And, with the support of the entire AMVETS Post 21, we hope to make a difference,” said junior AMVETS president Mayci Aldrich. A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Sons of AMVETS will be served at the post home, 423 W. Trenton Ave., from 7 a.m. to noon. Cost is $6. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the walk/run starting at 9. Cost is $20 per person which includes a T-shirt, drinks and a swag bag. Proceeds from both the breakfast and walk/run will benefit the SAVE 22 program. To register, check the pinned post on the Findlay AMVETS Facebook page and provide a shirt size, or call the AMVETS at 419-422-5190.
Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K 8:00 am
Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K @ Downtown Findlay
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am
The American Heart Association will host the Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K on Saturday in downtown Findlay. The Heart Walk is a key fundraiser for the American Heart Association and supports its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Nearly 1,000 participants will join millions of people walking in cities across the country as part of that lifesaving mission. This year, participants are eligible to win a one-year membership to the Findlay Family YMCA. The runner/walker who raises the most money online through 5 p.m. Friday will win the membership. The winner will be announced prior to the start of the walk. The walk will begin at State Bank, 201 E. Lincoln St., with registration at 8 a.m. The ceremony begins at 9. Registration for the 5K is $30 per person; there is no fee to walk. Visit www.heart.org/hancockcountywalk for more information.
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp 9:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registration for a volleyball camp for youth in grades 4-6. The camp will be held at the facility from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 25 to April 29. Costs are $40 for BFR members; $50 for nonmembers. Registration is due by March 22 and can be made online at www.bfronline.com. Call 419-358-4150 for more information.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 11:30 am
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes @ Riverside Park
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am
Open Arms will present the ninth annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, sponsored by The Union Bank Company, on April 22 at Riverside Park. Hancock County men, women and boys will walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to raise awareness and educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault. Open Arms is seeking event sponsors, individual walkers, teams and volunteers. Sign-up is available at www.openarmsfindlay.com. There is also an option to be a virtual walker. Day-of registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony at 11:30. This is a family-friendly event with a free kids zone featuring face painting, arts and crafts tables, an inflatable bounce house and a visit from Spongebob. Food vendors, massage stations and sponsor areas will be set up throughout Riverside Park. Prizes and awards will be given. For more information or to volunteer, call Jodi DeVore at 419-420-9261.
Charles Foster Birthday Celebration 12:00 pm
Charles Foster Birthday Celebration @ Downtown Fostoria
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Fostoria Area Historical Society will celebrate the 189th birthday of Charles Foster on April 22. Born in 1828, Foster became a Fostoria businessman, served as the 35th governor of Ohio and later was named secretary of the treasury under President Benjamin Harrison. The city of Fostoria is named for his family. The celebration will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Fostoria. Food will be served and sold at 123 N. Main St. Other vendors will be selling everything from crafts to cookies. Buggy rides will be available for $3 per person, with members of the Black Swamp Driving Club bringing their horses and antique buggies. Sue Murray of Tiffin will present a free program on Victorian manners at the Foster Museum, 105 N. Main St., at 2 p.m.
Hancock Gospel Pavilion Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Hancock Gospel Pavilion Fundraiser @ Vanlue Community Church
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm
A Hancock Gospel Pavilion fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. April 22 at Vanlue Community Church, with music provided by One Voice, Living Water and Jim Boedicker. A goodwill offering will be collected to help fund the gospel pavilion at the Hancock County Fair.
Drag City USA 7:30 pm
Drag City USA @ Legends Steakhouse and Sports Bar banquet hall
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Ignite the Arts will host “Drag City USA,” a variety show featuring performances by local and regional drag queens who sing, dance and lip sync, on Saturday, April 22. The fundraising event benefits the Focus on Friends organization and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs banquet hall at Legends Steakhouse and Sports Bar, 411 S. Main St., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Performers include Ivy Winters; Candi, Wantsome?; Taj Mahal; and Majestik. Winters, the show’s headliner, is a former circus performer who routinely incorporates fire eating, stilt walking and juggling into her act. A sought-after costume designer, she won the “Miss Congeniality” title in season five of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and resides in rural Michigan when she’s not touring. Candi, Wantsome? is the persona of Ben Hippensteel, the event’s emcee and a Findlay and Fostoria native. Hippensteel began his drag career in 1998 and majored in musical theater at Wright State University, going on to perform with Thelma Houston, John Cameron Mitchell and RuPaul. He uses his performance medium to help others, with emphasis on those in his LGBT community, who are struggling with addiction and self-acceptance. In 2005, he was asked to join the Rubi Girls, an Ohio-based drag troupe which started in the late 1980s. The group has raised over $1 million for LGBT charities. As someone in long-term recovery, Hippensteel introduces himself in character as “the 39-year-old, super sober, Drag Queen Hostess with the Mostess.” He will share stories of his recovery at the event and says his goal is to show it is possible to be in recovery and still have fun. Focus on Friends is a peer-led recovery center that offers support and resources to people impacted by mental health and addiction issues. Hippensteel is a board member for the recovery center and developed the show with Donaldson. His connections with Rubi Girls helped attract Taj Mahal and Majestik’s participation. Standing room general admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets cost $50 and include special seating, swag bags, entry to meet and greet with food and two drink tickets. Only 250 general admission and 50 VIP tickets will be sold. The event is open to those ages 16 and older. All ticketholders who would like alcoholic beverages will have to go downstairs to the main bar. Food can be brought upstairs, but only limited bistro tables will be available for general admission. An elevator will be available for handicapped accessibility. Tickets can be purchased at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St.; Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave.; or online at www.ignitethearts.com. Those interested in sponsoring the event can email ignitethearts@gmail.com.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
Spring Constellations and Binoculars 8:00 pm
Spring Constellations and Binoculars @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Neil Stewart, with Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program on spring constellations and how to use binoculars at 8 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the talk, telescopes will be available to view the sky. Participants may bring their own telescope. No registration is necessary for the free family program. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Of Myths and Legends 3:00 pm
Of Myths and Legends @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Concert Bands present a concert, “Of Myths and Legends”
Boeing Boeing 5:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
Transition Bluffton River Walk 6:00 pm
Transition Bluffton River Walk
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Transition Bluffton is hosting a river walk along the Little Riley beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. Naturalist Anne Coburn-Griffis will lead the walk exploring plant and animal life in the Motter Metro Park just outside Bluffton. Walkers will explore park trails and be introduced to creatures that make their home in and along the Little Riley. Participants will need good walking shoes and should bring binoculars and magnifying lenses. Parking for Motter Metro Park is located at 10740 Columbus Grove-Bluffton Road. Visit TransitionBluffton.org for more information.
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Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class 6:30 pm
Run For God — The 5K Challenge Class @ Oakdale United Methodist Church
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm
Oakdale United Methodist Church, 24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler, is hosting a Run For God — The 5K Challenge class starting this month. The challenge is a practical guide to running and a training plan aimed at running a 5K, which includes a Christian focus. The group is for people of all ages and abilities, with the goal at the end of the training being a 5K race held at the church. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and will meet every other week for classes and regularly to run together. Contact Pastor Jeff and Suzanne Bandy at Suzanne@caringpointschurches.org for more information. Register online at www.runforgod.com/classes.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times 6:30 pm
Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm
Bilingual story times are scheduled at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa and 10 a.m. Thursday in Leipsic. In April, story times will be offered at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in Ottawa, and 10 a.m. April 27 in Leipsic. Activities include reading children’s books in Spanish and English, crafts and snacks.
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Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Luncheon 11:30 am
Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Luncheon @ Shrine Cafeteria
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tristan Joy, a financial adviser with the Edward Jones office in Upper Sandusky, will discuss “Rules of the Road for Financing” during the annual Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Luncheon on April 26. The program will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shrine Cafeteria, 315 Clay St. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required by April 20. To make a reservation, call the chamber at 419-396-7856 or email Cassie Carlson at director@careychamber.com A Chamber Spotlight Award will be presented to an area businesswomen during the event.
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free community meal will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. This month’s meal is provided by Pandora-Gilboa Student Council and includes tacos, refried beans, salad, cookies and beverage.
Money Smart: Investing for the Future 6:30 pm
Money Smart: Investing for the Future @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm
Money Smart programs will be held at libraries in Columbus Grove, Kalida and Ottawa in April. Attorney Lee Schroeder will present “Estate Planning, Protecting Your Assets” at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Columbus Grove branch of the Putnam County District Library, and at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Kalida branch. “Investing for the Future” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the main library in Ottawa. The speaker will be Zachary Buckland, financial advisor for Edward Jones.
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Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times 10:00 am
Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times @ Putnam County District Library -- Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am
Bilingual story times are scheduled at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa and 10 a.m. Thursday in Leipsic. In April, story times will be offered at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in Ottawa, and 10 a.m. April 27 in Leipsic. Activities include reading children’s books in Spanish and English, crafts and snacks.
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League 6:00 pm
Findlay Rec Department Lacrosse League @ Emory Adams Park
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting 6:30 pm
United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm
Michael “Chick” Padula will be honored at the upcoming United Way of Hancock County annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The event is open to the public and costs $30 per person, or $240 for a table of eight. Registration is available by calling the United Way office at 419-423-1432 or online at http://LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org/events/calendar.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
Life Tree Cafe: Class Warfare 7:00 pm
Life Tree Cafe: Class Warfare @ St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St., will host a Life Tree Cafe discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday. This week’s program is called “Class Warfare: The Unending Struggle for Equality.” Life Tree Cafe meets weekly to address tough questions in life. The public is invited to attend. Visit www.stpaulsfindlay.org, www.lifetreecafe.com or facebook.com/lifetreecafefindlay for more information.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Rummage Sale 8:00 am
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Rummage Sale @ Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale Friday and April 29 in the fellowship hall, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. Sales will be donation only, and proceeds will benefit the student ministry’s mission trip to Kentucky. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
First Lutheran Church Rummage Sale 9:00 am
First Lutheran Church Rummage Sale @ First Lutheran Church
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Women of the ELCA from First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St., will hold its annual spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon April 29. Proceeds will be divided among the following charities: The Boot Project in Hancock County, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the ELCA General Campaign. Sponsorship is provided by Thrivent Financial.
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Rummage Sale 9:00 am
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Rummage Sale @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St., will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9-11:30 a.m. April 29. The sale will include clothing and accessories, kitchen items, linens, office supplies, home décor, holiday items, sports equipment, children’s clothing and toys. On April 29, shoppers may fill a bag for $2.
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Luncheon 12:00 pm
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Luncheon @ Salem Cass United Methodist Church
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm
The annual Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Luncheon will be held at noon April 28 at Salem Cass United Methodist Church, 4699 County Road 236. Five $1,000 scholarships are being awarded to five students who will be entering the education field in college. A $10 catered lunch will be served. All retired teachers who have taught in or who currently live in Hancock County are invited. To make a reservation, contact Jim Baughman at bsa313jwb@woh.rr.com or 419-422-6061.
Zion United Methodist Church Chicken Barbecue 4:00 pm
Zion United Methodist Church Chicken Barbecue @ Zion United Methodist Church
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zion United Methodist Church, 9009 Ohio 12 W, will host a Harlan’s chicken barbecue from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The dine-in, carryout or drive-thru menu includes a half chicken, baked potato, corn, roll and dessert. Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased by calling 419-306-7780.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Rummage Sale 8:00 am
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Rummage Sale @ Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale Friday and April 29 in the fellowship hall, 119 W. Main St., Benton Ridge. Sales will be donation only, and proceeds will benefit the student ministry’s mission trip to Kentucky. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp 9:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation Volleyball Camp @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registration for a volleyball camp for youth in grades 4-6. The camp will be held at the facility from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 25 to April 29. Costs are $40 for BFR members; $50 for nonmembers. Registration is due by March 22 and can be made online at www.bfronline.com. Call 419-358-4150 for more information.
First Lutheran Church Rummage Sale 9:00 am
First Lutheran Church Rummage Sale @ First Lutheran Church
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Women of the ELCA from First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St., will hold its annual spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon April 29. Proceeds will be divided among the following charities: The Boot Project in Hancock County, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the ELCA General Campaign. Sponsorship is provided by Thrivent Financial.
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Rummage Sale 9:00 am
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Rummage Sale @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St., will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9-11:30 a.m. April 29. The sale will include clothing and accessories, kitchen items, linens, office supplies, home décor, holiday items, sports equipment, children’s clothing and toys. On April 29, shoppers may fill a bag for $2.
Genealogy 101 10:00 am
Genealogy 101 @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A Genealogy 101 program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 29 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The program will offer strategies to start exploring family history.
Magic Moments: A Celebration of the ’50s and ’60s in Song 7:00 pm
Magic Moments: A Celebration of the ’50s and ’60s in Song @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Millstream Singers and the Great Lakes Male Chorus Association will present their Big Sing at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29. “Magic Moments — A Celebration of the ’50s & ’60s in Song” will take the audience back in time with 150 male singers performing numbers such as “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “Turn Around, Look at Me,” and more. Seven male choruses will be in concert individually and combined. The Millstream Singers men’s choral group, of Findlay, comprises members of the Great Lakes Male Chorus Association and began holding its first rehearsals in a choir room at Findlay College (now the University of Findlay) in 1980, with music borrowed from Bowling Green State University. The chorus has since acquired an extensive library of choral music and rehearses weekly at First Presbyterian Church on Monday evenings. The Millstream Singers perform at various civic functions, local events and nursing homes. The group is available upon request to serve Findlay/Hancock County and surrounding areas. The Great Lakes Male Chorus Association was formed in 2005. Its goal is to enjoy singing and performing music that is challenging and entertaining, and to promote male chorus singing. The association also seeks to serve its communities. The association sponsors competitive scholarships that are available to music students throughout the Great Lakes region. For more information, contact Kim Grove at 419-425-5201.
Boeing Boeing 8:00 pm
Boeing Boeing @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Fort Findlay Playhouse will present the zany comedy “Boeing Boeing” on April 20-23 and April 27-29. Evening performances start promptly at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees will start at 5 p.m. Unsold seats will be available on a cash-only basis at the door 30 minutes before curtain time. The French farce adapted for the American stage was written by Marc Camoletti and received a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008. It was also a popular movie starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis in 1965. Set in the swinging sixties, it tells the story of self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (m James Foust) who, like having a girl in every port, has a fiancee in three different cities. Balancing the three lovely ladies takes some skill, but Bernard pulls it off for a while as all three are flight attendants with different layover times. But with one unexpected switch in schedules and the faster new Boeing jet, Gabrielle (Megan Meyer), Gloria (Laurie Dye) and Gretchen (Casey Wurm) all end up in Bernard’s apartment on the same day, with Berthe the housekeeper (Sarah Olesky) to greet them there. Bernard’s old school chum Robert (Wes Taylor) tries to help, but with Robert forgetting which lie he told to which girl, catastrophe and comedy ensue. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday for $12 each. They can be purchased through www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636 or in person at the Playhouse box office, 300 W. Sandusky St. Reservations must be paid at the time of ordering tickets. Phone reservations can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express and can be sent by email to print at home or display on a mobile device. The show is produced in association with Samuel French.
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University of Findlay Orchestra Spring Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Orchestra Spring Concert @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Orchestra will present “A Spring Concert” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The performance will be free, but tickets are required. They can be reserved by calling the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts box office at 419-423-2787. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the concert. Directed by Thomas Carey, the program of light classics will include “Largo and Allegro” from Sonata IV by Georg Philipp Telemann, themes from “Romeo and Juliet” by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” and other orchestral standards. Highlights will include Bela Bartok’s “Allegro Barbaro,” a forceful and rhythmic 20th century classical piece reminiscent of Stravinsky; John Williams’ “A Prayer for Peace” from the Steven Spielberg film “Munich,” recounting the 1972 Olympics tragedy when Israeli athletes were taken hostage and several were killed by Palestinian terrorists during a showdown with police; and selections from “Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The University of Findlay Orchestra comprises more than 50 students, staff and community string players. It performs twice each year on the UF campus.

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