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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Turkey Vultures 10:00 am
Turkey Vultures @ Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Katie Mehlow, program specialist, will present a program about turkey vultures during the Hancock Park District Discovery Stories series for preschoolers on Monday in Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for 3- to 5-year-old children. The program will include a story and a game. The program, for children and siblings accompanied by an adult, is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Apr 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
Smart Home Program 6:30 pm
Smart Home Program @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A Smart Home program will be presented from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Participants will learn about ways to incorporate technology into everyday living and weigh the pros and cons of smart living. The program is free and registration is not required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712 for more information.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Baby Story Time 9:45 am
Baby Story Time @ Early Literacy Center, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 3 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
50 North Chronic Pain Self-Management Program 10:00 am
50 North Chronic Pain Self-Management Program @ 50 North
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
A six-week “Chronic Pain Self-Management” program, facilitated by two trained health professionals, will be offered at 50 North beginning March 6. Sessions will continue from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 10. The free series will build each participant’s confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Techniques will be discussed to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep, utilizing appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, use of medications, nutrition and new treatments. Registration is required by Wednesday.
Findlay Library Story Time 10:30 am
Findlay Library Story Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon 12:00 pm
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon @ Schnipke Inn
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm
The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon at 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Schnipke Inn, 202 W. Main St., Ottawa. Cost is $8 which includes meal and a tip. Featured speaker is Tom Liebrecht, president of Marketing QuarterBack Consulting, who will present on the “Importance of Marketing Diversity.”
Early Stage Memory Loss Program 2:00 pm
Early Stage Memory Loss Program @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A program for individuals with early stage memory loss and their families and friends will be held from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Linda Pollitz, program manager for the Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, will present. Persons who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit. Registration is requested by calling the library at 419-523-3747.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Teen Summer Volunteer Program Informational Meeting 6:30 pm
Teen Summer Volunteer Program Informational Meeting @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Youth age 10 to 18 can attend a Teen Summer Volunteer Program at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Children’s Program Room. Participants will learn about ways to help the library this summer. Applications will be accepted during April. The library’s SummerREAD 2018 program is from June 4 to July 28. No registration is required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712 for more information.
Weeds: The Pirates in Your Garden 6:30 pm
Weeds: The Pirates in Your Garden @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area will host a free program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Public Library. “Weeds: The Pirates in Your Garden” focuses on weed control and is being presented by Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Bill Jones. No registration is required.
Findlay Garden Club 7:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club @ Fox Run Manor
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm
Jennifer Brinkman of Brinkman Farm Markets will discuss sun and shade flowers at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Findlay Garden Club on Tuesday, held at Fox Run Manor on Township Road 145. Garden enthusiasts are encouraged to mark their calendars for two free public events sponsored by the Findlay Garden Club: A June 5 plant swap at Sunrise Home on Lake Cascades Parkway, with donations benefitting the residents’ Alzheimer’s walk; and the July 14-15 garden club tour. Nominate a property by texting 419-306-6539 with your name and the name and address of the property you’ve nominated. Visit www.findlaygardenclub.org for more information.
This Evil Thing 7:00 pm
This Evil Thing @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm
British actor and playwright Michael Mears, along with Maria Santelli and Jake Short, leaders of the Center for Conscience and War, will give two presentations on Tuesday at Bluffton University. At 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall, they will present the forum, “100 Years of Conscientious Objection to War: Conscience, Dissent, Resistance and Civil Liberties from World War I through Today.” At 7 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall, Mears will present “This Evil Thing,” a one-person play that delves into the experiences of conscientious objectors in Great Britain during World War I and explores the courage it took to be a pacifist. The play focuses on two men: Bert Brockelsby, a young schoolteacher and preacher, and Bertrand Russell, philosopher and Nobel laureate. Both events are free.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Ottawa Senior Citizens Association Spring Bazaar 10:00 am
Ottawa Senior Citizens Association Spring Bazaar @ Ottawa Senior Citizens Association
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Ottawa Senior Citizens Association, Inc. is hosting a spring bazaar and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5 at its location, 1035 E. Third St., Ottawa. Lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Wednesday’s lunch features homemade beef and noodle soup, beef sandwich platter, brats platter, hot dog platter and assorted desserts. Thursday’s lunch will feature homemade potato soup, chicken salad croissant platter, brats platter, hot dog platter and assorted desserts.
Little Tikes Play Time 10:15 am
Little Tikes Play Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 4 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Lunch and Learn 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch. Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton. Dates and topics include: Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu
Findlay High School Alumni Musical Showcase 7:00 pm
Findlay High School Alumni Musical Showcase
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay High School Alumni Association will present the 20th annual Alumni Musical Showcase at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium, 1200 Broad Ave. Performers include the high school’s Findlay First Edition Show Choir (FFE) and the Voices in Perfection Freshman Show Choir (VIP); Krista Bigger and Zachary Barger will be featured vocalists; and the Reunion Band will provide a dose of rock ‘n’ roll. Roger Powell is the FHS alumni director and emcee for the event. Bigger, a 2001 FHS graduate, serves as the assistant choir director at Findlay High School and directs VIP, which she also choreographs. Performing and directing 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. Barger, a 2005 FHS graduate, works in commercial development for Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Marine Transportation Department, and practiced law at Drake, Phillips, Kuenzli and Clark for five years. His double-bass skills helped land him a full ride to Bowling Green State University, and he served as contemporary worship leader at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Findlay from his freshman year until 2016. He will be joined on stage by his wife, Ashley (2005 FHS graduate), and close friends Evan Iles (2007 FHS graduate), Paul Romanoski, Ryan Clements, and Jeremy Schlarb. The Reunion Band’s roots go back to The Kalkulated Rysq, a band formed in the late 1960s by John Courtney, Scott Lavender, Dennis Reamsnyder, Phil Schey, Mike Rosati and Reginald Routson. All but Rosati graduated FHS in 1971. The group reformed for the 20th class reunion as the Reunion Band, and they were joined by fellow 1971 alumni Steve Wilson and Richard Wittenmyer. Off and on, younger FHS graduates such as Jerry Natal (’75), Dave Rinebolt (’75) and Susan Bright (’84) have also participated, and the group has raised more than $350,000 for local charities through its performances. Now in its 34th season, FFE is a 52-member show choir that has claimed 97 Grand Championships and 60 national awards, maintaining a group grade point average of 3.5. The group is accompanied by the Boingers, an instrumental ensemble that has won 70 caption awards for best instrumental combo; as well as a seven-member crew. Established in 1993, VIP will debut “Faith,” its show for the 2018 season. Comprising 40 singers/dancers, VIP is an auditioned ensemble made from students of the high school’s 100 Freshman Choir. The Rippers, directed by Alycia Althaus, are five instrumentalists that accompany VIP. Together, they have performed throughout the Findlay area as well as Kings Island and Cedar Point, along with the Heritage Music Festival in Chicago. General admission tickets for the event are $7 and can be purchased by calling the Findlay High School Alumni office at 419-420-7007, or by picking them up at the Instrument Care Center, 319 S. Main St., Findlay. They are also available at the door. Proceeds go to the Clothe-A-Child program.
Varsity Singers 7:30 pm
Varsity Singers @ Ada High School
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Ada High School Varsity Singers’ annual, free concert for the community will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the school auditorium. “Fire” has been the theme of this year’s show, which saw the group perform at the county fair, Ada Music Feast, and in six competitions. The Varsity Singers are composed of 30 singer/dancers, 11 band members, and 5 stage crew members.
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Baby Story Time 9:45 am
Baby Story Time @ Early Literacy Center, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 5 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Ottawa Senior Citizens Association Spring Bazaar 10:00 am
Ottawa Senior Citizens Association Spring Bazaar @ Ottawa Senior Citizens Association
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Ottawa Senior Citizens Association, Inc. is hosting a spring bazaar and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5 at its location, 1035 E. Third St., Ottawa. Lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Wednesday’s lunch features homemade beef and noodle soup, beef sandwich platter, brats platter, hot dog platter and assorted desserts. Thursday’s lunch will feature homemade potato soup, chicken salad croissant platter, brats platter, hot dog platter and assorted desserts.
Findlay Library Story Time 10:30 am
Findlay Library Story Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Arlington Branch Library Story Time 11:15 am
Arlington Branch Library Story Time @ Arlington Branch Library
Apr 5 @ 11:15 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
The Original Meaning of the Second Amendment 4:15 pm
The Original Meaning of the Second Amendment @ Celebrezze Moot Courtroom at the Ohio Northern University College of Law
Apr 5 @ 4:15 pm
Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz College in Melrose, Pennsylvania, will discuss the origins of the Second Amendment at 4:15 p.m. April 5 in the Celebrezze Moot Courtroom at the Ohio Northern University College of Law. His talk, titled “Did James Madison really think you should own an AR-15, a bump stock or an assault rifle? The original meaning of the Second Amendment” will explain how the Second Amendment was not intended to protect an individual’s right to own a firearm, but was about a “well-regulated militia.” The talk is free and open to the public.
Trinity Lutheran School Open House 5:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran School Open House @ Trinity Lutheran School
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, will host an open house and registration event from 5-7 p.m. April 5 for prospective, new and current families. Teachers will be in their classrooms to meet with families and answer any questions, and the office will be open to drop off registration materials or sign up for the 2018-19 school year. Preschool is held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1. Kindergarten is held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. Mondays through Fridays with grades 1-8 attending the same hours daily. Bus service is offered within a 10-mile radius of the school. Call 419-326-4685 or visit tlsoffice@tlcjenera.org for more details.
ADAMHS Addiction Dialogue 6:00 pm
ADAMHS Addiction Dialogue @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services is hosting a dialogue for family members, friends, neighbors and professionals working with children who have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction. The free, public event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Dialogue will be led by Michael T. Flaherty, a clinical psychologist with more than 38 years in practice. Over the past nine years, he has spoken throughout the country on recovery-focused care and was an invited adviser to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, where he served on the National Heroin Task Force for Overdose Prevention. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions; and learn what resources are available to help children and those supporting them. For more information, call the ADAMHS board at 419-424-1985.
Addiction Discussion 6:00 pm
Addiction Discussion @ Great Room of First Presbyterian Church
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm
An event focusing on addiction will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Great Room of First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St. The event is free and open to the public. The discussion will be led by Dr. Michael T. Flaherty, a clinical psychologist who has spoken throughout the country on recovery-focused care. He served as an adviser to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, where he served on the National Heroin Task Force for Overdose Prevention. For more information, call the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, which is sponsoring the event, at 419-424-1985.
An Evening of Repurpose: The Velvet Chandelier Event 6:00 pm
An Evening of Repurpose: The Velvet Chandelier Event @ Brinkman's Greenhouse
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will hold a preview for its community garage sale from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, called “An Evening of Re-purpose: The Velvet Chandelier Event.” There will be repurposed items available at a silent auction. The items are repurposed by Shabby Chic Boutique, Cammy’s on Main and other local artists. Tickets are a $50 donation and limited to 200 shoppers. Tickets are available at the CCH office or can be ordered on the website (via PayPal) at www.cchsupport.org. Vendors will be demonstrating repurposing techniques. All repurposed items will be available for sale through a silent auction and auctioned the night of the event. The proceeds are used to assist residents of Hancock County who are facing financial emergencies.
Grand Love 6:00 pm
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training 6:00 pm
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is hosting adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training courses at 6 p.m. April 5, 12 and 19 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. Students will learn how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, how to control bleeding and how to respond to seizures and other sudden illnesses. Register by visiting redcross.org/take-a-class or by calling 800-RED CROSS.
Storytime with Shirley Wagner 6:30 pm
Storytime with Shirley Wagner @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm
A special storytime with Shirley Wagner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Public Library. The event will help children ages 4-10 learn about life and death in a sensitive, caring way, and help them understand the feelings grief can cause. Register for the program by Monday at 419-358-5016.
Upper Sandusky Community Library Free Clothing Swap 6:30 pm
Upper Sandusky Community Library Free Clothing Swap @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm
The Upper Sandusky Community Library will host a free clothing swap at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Gently used clothing may be dropped off at the library through Wednesday. Formal gowns will also be accepted for this year’s area high school proms.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Little Tikes Play Time 10:15 am
Little Tikes Play Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 6 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
First Friday Luncheon 11:30 am
First Friday Luncheon @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 6 @ 11:30 am
Several Republican candidates are expected to speak at this week’s First Friday Luncheon, hosted by the Hancock County Republican Party. Candidates in Republican primary contests for the 83rd Ohio House District, 1st Senate District, Hancock County commissioners, and State Central Committee are all expected to appear. The lunch will be held Friday at The Dock, located behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program set to begin at noon. For reservations, call 419-422-5946 before noon Thursday. The cost of the buffet is $10.
Teen Homeschool Hangout 1:30 pm
Teen Homeschool Hangout @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
A “Teen Homeschool Hangout,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 6 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is for youth 12-19 years old and will feature an activity about science and nature. Registration is $3 per person and must be made by 8 a.m. that day. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 30 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
SMART Recovery Meeting 3:00 pm
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.
Ladies Night Out at The Jones Mansion 6:00 pm
Ladies Night Out at The Jones Mansion @ he Jones Mansion
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Ladies Night Out at The Jones Mansion” will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 6 at 313 E. Sandusky St. The free event offers a chance for ladies to gather at the Jones Mansion to shop for unique gifts and needful things. Vendors will include Mary Kay, Keep Collectives, Scentsy, The Damsel in Defense, LuLa Roe, Tastefully Simple, do Terra Oils, Old Homestead Soaps, Rustic Bendz, Lip Sense, Norwex, Glasgow Tea Works and Ohio Log House. Food and adult beverages will be available. Donations will be taken at the door for Purses for a Purpose, with a chance to win door prizes.
The Sound of Music 7:00 pm
The Sound of Music @ Hardin Northern Local School
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hardin Northern School will host “The Sound of Music” character breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and include three hotcakes, three sausage links and a drink, along with a visit and performance by “Sound of Music” cast members. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own camera for pictures. See any cast member or call 419-759-2331, ext. 1510, for tickets. The school will stage the musical from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 6 and 7, and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 8 in the junior high gym.
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Christian Clearing House Community Garage Sale 8:30 am
Christian Clearing House Community Garage Sale @ Brinkman's Greenhouse
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will hold a community garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 and 1-4 p.m. April 8 at Brinkman’s Greenhouse, 1800 E. Sandusky St. A large variety of items will be available, including electronics, furniture, home decor, collectables, appliances, books, sporting goods, clothes, toys and baby items. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7. Donations may be dropped off at the greenhouse from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 and April 2. Items must be in good condition. Console televisions, pianos, organs, stereos, or drop-side baby cribs will not be accepted. Tax-deductible forms will be available. Funds raised from the sale will benefit programs and services for local individuals and families facing financial emergencies in Hancock County. After the sale, nonprofit organizations will be invited to take unsold items for their agency as needed. Any nonprofits interested in picking up leftover items should contact Christian Clearing House office at 419-422-2222.
Spring Into Gardening Garden Fair 9:00 am
Spring Into Gardening Garden Fair @ Educational Service Center
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
The Putnam County Master Gardeners will host the “Spring Into Gardening” garden fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 7 at the Educational Service Center in Ottawa. The first speaker of the day will be OSBA Beekeeper of the Year Jamie Walters. Also speaking will be a representative of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership on the topic “Rain Gardens and Water Improvements” and OSU Extension Educator Amy Stone, who will speak on “Home Landscape Design.” A free gardeners’ market will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a variety of local vendors. Cost is $30 which includes all presentations, door prizes, continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. Registration is required by Sunday by calling Ann Meyer at 419-523-6294.
Cory-Rawson Cheerleading Craft Show 10:00 am
Cory-Rawson Cheerleading Craft Show @ Cory-Rawson Local Schools
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The annual Cory-Rawson cheerleading craft show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cory-Rawson Local Schools, 3930 County Road 26, Rawson. The art, craft and marketplace show will feature over 20 vendors, a bake sale, concessions, gift basket raffle and 50/50 drawing.
Bluffton University Gospel Choir and Jazz Ensemble 6:00 pm
Bluffton University Gospel Choir and Jazz Ensemble @ Yoder Recital Hall
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
Bluffton University’s Gospel Choir program will commemorate composer Edwin Hawkins, who died in January, by singing his famous arrangement of “Oh Happy Day.” The Jazz Ensemble will play tunes by Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson and Duke Ellington.
Quarry Farm Nature Preserve Evening Hike 7:00 pm
Quarry Farm Nature Preserve Evening Hike @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An evening hike will be held from 7-8 p.m. April 7 at the Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm in Pandora. Participants may spot emerging wildflowers, flocks of wild turkeys and migrating turkey vultures. The event is free, but registration is required the day before by calling 419-384-7195 or emailing thequarryfarm@gmail.com.
The Sound of Music 7:00 pm
The Sound of Music @ Hardin Northern Local School
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Hardin Northern School will host “The Sound of Music” character breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and include three hotcakes, three sausage links and a drink, along with a visit and performance by “Sound of Music” cast members. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own camera for pictures. See any cast member or call 419-759-2331, ext. 1510, for tickets. The school will stage the musical from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 6 and 7, and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 8 in the junior high gym.
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Christian Clearing House Community Garage Sale 1:00 pm
Christian Clearing House Community Garage Sale @ Brinkman's Greenhouse
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will hold a community garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 and 1-4 p.m. April 8 at Brinkman’s Greenhouse, 1800 E. Sandusky St. A large variety of items will be available, including electronics, furniture, home decor, collectables, appliances, books, sporting goods, clothes, toys and baby items. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7. Donations may be dropped off at the greenhouse from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 and April 2. Items must be in good condition. Console televisions, pianos, organs, stereos, or drop-side baby cribs will not be accepted. Tax-deductible forms will be available. Funds raised from the sale will benefit programs and services for local individuals and families facing financial emergencies in Hancock County. After the sale, nonprofit organizations will be invited to take unsold items for their agency as needed. Any nonprofits interested in picking up leftover items should contact Christian Clearing House office at 419-422-2222.
Nature Did It First 1:00 pm
Nature Did It First @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, and feature “Nature Did It First” about how animals have inspired many of the inventions and how they may help create more. The family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Blanchard River Archaeology Club 2:00 pm
Blanchard River Archaeology Club @ Endly Room, Alumni Memorial Union
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Blanchard River Archaeology Club will meet from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Endly Room inside the University of Findlay’s Alumni Memorial Union. Bill Pickard, curator of archaeology at the Ohio History Center in Columbus, will speak about a site near Medina where the bones of Cervalces scotti were found. This extinct ice age animal is commonly known as the elk-moose or stag-moose. The artifact profile for the meeting will be pestles, stone artifacts used to crack, crush or grind foodstuff. The public is invited to bring items for identification. Call Rick Carles at 419-299-3693 for more details.
Swiss Community Historical Society Spring Meeting 2:30 pm
Swiss Community Historical Society Spring Meeting @ Maple Crest
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm
Author Myrna Grove will be the featured speaker at the Swiss Community Historical Society spring meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the patio room at Maple Crest, 700 Maple Crest Court, Bluffton. Grove researched and wrote a book, “Legacy of One-Room Schools,” about the beginning of one-room school districts in the six states of the former Northwest Territory, with Ohio being the first. The book will be available for viewing, and information about all of Grove’s books is available at www.mgrovebooks.com.
The Sound of Music 2:30 pm
The Sound of Music @ Hardin Northern Local School
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Hardin Northern School will host “The Sound of Music” character breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and include three hotcakes, three sausage links and a drink, along with a visit and performance by “Sound of Music” cast members. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own camera for pictures. See any cast member or call 419-759-2331, ext. 1510, for tickets. The school will stage the musical from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 6 and 7, and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 8 in the junior high gym.
UF Concert-Chorale and University Singers Spring Concert 3:00 pm
UF Concert-Chorale and University Singers Spring Concert @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers annual spring concert will be inspired by a welcome presence to soothe the weary winter soul — birds in spring. The event will be held Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Admission will be free, but tickets are required. They can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 200 W. Main Cross St., by calling 419-423-2787, or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. The “Birds in Spring” repertoire will include various choral music about birds and love. In particular, Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” will be performed in celebration of the late composer’s 100th birthday. Student soloists will include Stephen Christiansen, Jacob Sarver, Logan Vail, Kylie Martin, Kulin Tao, Junya Kitana, Luke Kleman, Angelique Toler, Andrew Peatee and Elizabeth Griffin. Conducting will be SeaHwa Jung, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at the University of Findlay.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Grant Writers’ Roundtable 10:00 am
Grant Writers’ Roundtable @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A grant writers’ roundtable will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 9 at the Upper Sandusky Community Library, 301 N. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky. Participants are encouraged to bring their hints, tips, questions and experience to share with others in an informal group setting. For more information or to make a reservation, call the library at 419-294-1345 or email kshuman@seolibraries.org.
Town & Campus Annual Spring Brunch 11:00 am
Town & Campus Annual Spring Brunch @ Great Lape Hall of the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am
“Hats Off” will be the theme for the Town & Campus annual spring brunch, being held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Great Lape Hall of the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion at the University of Findlay. Seven $1,000 annual scholarships will be awarded during the event. Recipients include: Baylee Fike, an English major with a concentration on creative writing from Walbridge; Cory Heuerman of Ottawa, a physician assistant studies major; Jacob Hill, a pharmacy major from Arcadia; Hannah Kirkendall, a business administration major from Findlay; Natasha Lancaster of Hamilton, a business administration and equestrian major; Ryan Queen, a strength and conditioning and physical therapy major from Edwardsville, Illinois; and Tiffanie Seillier, a nursing major from Findlay. In addition, Ethan La Fontaine, a graduate of Liberty-Benton High School and major in physical therapy, will receive $1,200 from the Town & Campus endowed scholarship fund, an award which is given for service to the campus and community. Offficers for 2018-19 will be installed as such: Betty Hipp, president; Phyllis Dennison, first vice president; Pamela Fields, second vice president; Jill Wagner, secretary; and Karen Needles, treasurer.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Apr 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
2018 Service Above Self Award Dinner 6:00 pm
2018 Service Above Self Award Dinner
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Upper Sandusky will present the 2018 Service Above Self Award Dinner on Monday, April 9. Jan Stoneburner will be honored for her many years of contributions to the Upper Sandusky community. The event will start with social time at 6 p.m.; dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and on sale now at the Wyandot Chamber of Commerce Visitors Bureau and several banking institutions around Upper Sandusky.
Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jeanne Beutler will lead a watercolor painting class from 6-8 p.m. April 9 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. There is a $10 fee and all supplies are included to create a painting of lilacs. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-596-3727 or through the library website at www.mypcdl.org.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
Stitch in Time Quilting Group 7:00 pm
Stitch in Time Quilting Group @ Birchaven Village Chapel
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm
The Stitch in Time quilting group will host Linda Thielfoldt, national speaker, author and owner of The Quilted Goose store in Troy, Michigan, at two upcoming events. Thielfoldt will present a trunk show and lecture during the group’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel at Birchaven Village. The public is invited to attend.
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Ohio Grain Processors Tour
Ohio Grain Processors Tour
Apr 10 all-day
Fostoria’s longtime legacy in agribusiness will soon be on display. Three city agribusinesses, as well as Kalmbach Feeds of Upper Sandusky, will be featured during the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s Ohio Grain Processors Tour on April 10. The day will begin with presentations by Archer Daniels Midland, 608 Findlay St.; POET Biorefining, 2111 Sandusky St.; Mennel Milling Co., 320 Findlay St.; and Kalmbach Feeds. The day will culminate with a tour of POET Biorefining and Mennel Milling. According to Janice Welsheimer, director of educational programs for the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, the event aims to bring people together within the industry to learn from each other and share best practices. Participants will hear from “bean crusher” Archer Daniels Midland about its history and how it does what it does. ADM buys soybeans from area farmers and elevators, which it turns into soybean meal for livestock producers. The company plans to highlight plant safety as one of its “best practices.” Attendees who tour POET Biorefining will learn about its history and the process it uses to create products, including byproducts, said Commodity Manager Brad Pope. The biorefinery, which will be celebrating 10 years in Fostoria in September, produces ethanol from corn. Mennel Milling Co., which has been a fixture in Fostoria since 1886, will be taking visitors on a tour through the flour milling facility, from receiving wheat to shipping products out. Plant managers and superintendents will be on hand to share details and answer questions, said Jay McAllister, grain merchandiser with Mennel. Participants must register by Tuesday and space is limited. Registration is $99 for members of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association or $150 for non-members. For more information, contact Welsheimer at 614-326-7520 or e-mail jwelsheimer@oaba.net.
Baby Story Time 9:45 am
Baby Story Time @ Early Literacy Center, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 10 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
50 North Chronic Pain Self-Management Program 10:00 am
50 North Chronic Pain Self-Management Program @ 50 North
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
A six-week “Chronic Pain Self-Management” program, facilitated by two trained health professionals, will be offered at 50 North beginning March 6. Sessions will continue from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 10. The free series will build each participant’s confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Techniques will be discussed to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep, utilizing appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, use of medications, nutrition and new treatments. Registration is required by Wednesday.
Findlay Library Story Time 10:30 am
Findlay Library Story Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Youtheatre Club 4:00 pm
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is starting a monthly performing arts club through its Youtheatre program. Students in grades 1-12, regardless of ability or past involvement with Youtheatre, are encouraged to participate in Youtheatre Club, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday and ending May 8. Grades 1-5 will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 and 9-12 will meet from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $45 per year and meetings are held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Craig VanRenterghem at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-4624, ext. 3, to sign up.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Family Fun Prom Night 6:30 pm
Family Fun Prom Night @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm
A “Family Fun Prom Night” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Families may come dressed in their fanciest outfits and dance the night away with DJ Mel.
Million Dollar Quartet 7:30 pm
Million Dollar Quartet @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay will get a close look at one of popular music’s most legendary jam sessions with the arrival of the “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Tickets cost $35, $45 and $55. They can be purchased at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross St.; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical takes audiences to Memphis’ Sun Records where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins recorded together for the first and only time. Around Christmas 1956, Carl Perkins was in a post-“Blue Suede Shoes” funk. He booked a recording session on Dec. 4 with producer Sam Phillips. Along with Jerry Lee Lewis, Perkins and his band recorded a number of songs including one of Perkins’ best-known records, “Matchbox.” Details from the rest of that day are still questioned, but this is what is known: Perkins and Lewis were later joined by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, and the foursome held an impromptu jam session. A newspaper wrote, “This quartet could sell a million.” Shortly after they were known as “The Million Dollar Quartet.” The session was a reunion for Cash, Perkins, and Presley, who had toured the South together in 1955. Lewis was still a star on the rise, but quickly bonded with Presley over their shared knowledge of spirituals. Cash’s presence is still debated by historians; some say that he was only there for a short time and quickly left. This seemed to be confirmed on some recordings, in which the Man in Black can’t be heard at all. However, in Cash’s autobiography, the country music legend attributes his relative absence on the recordings to the fact that he was singing in a higher register than usual to help blend better with Presley. The recording session retains its historical significance as a landmark event in the age of rock ‘n’ roll, and a milestone for the genre. The show, written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott with music arranged by Chuck Mead, features several rock and country standards, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. For more information, visit www.milliondollarquartet.net.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Little Tikes Play Time 10:15 am
Little Tikes Play Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 11 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Lunch and Learn 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch. Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton. Dates and topics include: Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu
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Bluffton Arts and Crafts Festival
Bluffton Arts and Crafts Festival @ Main Street, Bluffton
Apr 12 all-day
The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 47th annual Bluffton Arts and Crafts Festival on May 12. Over 60 booths will line Main Street. The festival also includes a llama exhibit, pony rides and food vendors. It will also coincide with the Bluffton Farmers’ Market, the Bluffton Friends of the Library spring book sale and sidewalk sales by many downtown businesses. Vendor applications are available at https://www.explorebluffton.com/arts-crafts-festival. For more information, contact Paula Scott at 419-369-2985 or email blufftonchamber@gmail.com.
Baby Story Time 9:45 am
Baby Story Time @ Early Literacy Center, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 12 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Findlay Library Story Time 10:30 am
Findlay Library Story Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Arlington Branch Library Story Time 11:15 am
Arlington Branch Library Story Time @ Arlington Branch Library
Apr 12 @ 11:15 am
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Achieving Your Leadership Potential 12:00 pm
Achieving Your Leadership Potential @ Findlay Country Club
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
“Achieving Your Leadership Potential” will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m. April 12 at Findlay Country Club by Julie Norris, division president for McLane Ohio. Registration and a buffet lunch will start at 11:30 a.m. The program is open to both men and women, though its focus is women who are entering or in leadership roles within Findlay and Hancock County. Norris will discuss how to be a role model for emerging female leaders, how to create your own definition of success as a leader, forming exceptional teams, and managing egos. Registration is required by April 9. The event costs $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. More information is available by visiting FindlayHancockChamber.com or calling 419-422-3313.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba 3:00 pm
Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba @ Owens Community College library
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A discussion with Carole Elchert on her documentary “Activismo: Art and Dissidence in Cuba” will be held from 3-4 p.m. April 12 in the library, EC176, at Owens Community College.
Avocado Mania 4:30 pm
Avocado Mania @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A free “Avocado Mania” program will be presented from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. The program will highlight different avocado varieties and benefits, and will feature recipes and samples. Register at 419-422-1712.
Grand Love 6:00 pm
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils 6:00 pm
Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host a workshop focused on natural cleaning with essential oils at 6 p.m. April 12. Emily Ulrey will lead participants in making a household cleaner. Registration is required by Thursday, and there is an $8 supply fee, cash only, which includes a 16-ounce glass spray bottle and contents. The workshop is for ages 18 and older.
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training 6:00 pm
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is hosting adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training courses at 6 p.m. April 5, 12 and 19 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. Students will learn how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, how to control bleeding and how to respond to seizures and other sudden illnesses. Register by visiting redcross.org/take-a-class or by calling 800-RED CROSS.
Zonta Club Spring Style Show 6:00 pm
Zonta Club Spring Style Show @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Zonta Club of Findlay will hold its Spring Style Show from 6-9 p.m. April 12 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, benefiting two agencies focused on women’s health and well-being. This year’s show will feature the addition of a live auction. As in years past, light refreshments, a cash bar and shopping with local vendors will be available prior to the show. Lori Morehead of Papillion Boutique will serve as fashion show coordinator, and models will each show off five outfits for the season. General admission tickets are $25; $30 reserved seating; and $30 general admission day-of. Sales will support Open Arms Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services and the Forensic Nurse Program (S.A.N.E.) of Blanchard Valley Health System, which provides nurse examiners to sexual assault survivors and provides guidance through the judicial system to prosecute their perpetrators. Tickets are on sale at RooBarb Studios and at Papillon Boutique, through any Zonta Club member or by emailing ZontaStyleShow@gmail.com.
Student Art Show Reception 6:30 pm
Student Art Show Reception @ Findlay Art League
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The student art show for middle and high school will open with an artists’ reception from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St. Awards will be presented at 7. This annual event is open to students in Findlay and Hancock County public and private schools. The exhibit was judged by Heather Sensel of the Mazza Museum. It will remain on display through April 21. Viewing hours are 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and noon to 3 p.m. weekends.
League of Women Voters 6:45 pm
League of Women Voters @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 12 @ 6:45 pm
The League of Women Voters will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. New members and visitors are welcome.
Yu-Lien 7:30 pm
Yu-Lien @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm
A sought-after chamber musician and pianist with performances throughout the United States, Europe and southeast Asia, Yu-Lien will present a solo piano recital showcasing her musicality and technical skills.
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Ohio Casino Control Commission Educational Seminars
Ohio Casino Control Commission Educational Seminars @ Ohio Northern Law College
Apr 13 all-day
To prepare businesses and law enforcement about new changes to state laws covering “skill-based amusement machines,” the Ohio Casino Control Commission will be conducting educational seminars at the ONU law college on Friday, April 13. The two-hour seminars will be offered in two tracks, one geared for law enforcement and attorneys with the other for businesses that operate skill-based machines.
Tree Seedlings Sale 8:00 am
Tree Seedlings Sale @ Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District Office
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District will have a limited number of tree seedlings available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Hancock Soil and Water Conservation District office, 7868 Hancock County 140. Seedlings are bare root stock and range between 8 inches and 20 inches. Varieties to be available include pine, spruce and arborvitae.
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class 9:45 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 13 @ 9:45 am – 3:30 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will offer a tutor training class from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 13 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Potential adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are asked to commit to one year or more of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, but no professional training or education is required. Tutors are being sought to teach reading, writing, English, life skills and subject areas of the GED including math, social studies and science. Registration is required by emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
Altrusa Club of Findlay Craft Fair 10:00 am
Altrusa Club of Findlay Craft Fair @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Altrusa Club of Findlay will hold a vendor and craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Findlay Moose, 1028 W. Main Cross St. There will be 14 direct-sale vendors including Tupperware, LipSense, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Mary Kay, Norwex, Usborne Books, Pure Romance, Damsel in Defense, doTerra, Color Street Nails, Pampered Chef, Premiere Jewelry and Monat. Among the crafters are Judy’s Dog Coats & Scarves, Can’t Pick One Creations, SOS organic soap, This n That Too, Aunt Jessie’s Handmades, Friends from the Heart, Boho Twinkle Toes, Crafty Sister, Sew Craft by Jerilyn, Recycled by Rosanne, Delicious Delights, Paws Claws & 2 Bare Feet, and Ommy’s Gourmet Goodies. All will have cash and carry items. Admission is free. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase, and a 50/50 raffle will be included. All proceeds will go toward Altrusa scholarships.
Little Tikes Play Time 10:15 am
Little Tikes Play Time @ Children’s Programming Room, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 13 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Children’s Programming Room. Baby Story Time will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Early Literacy Center for children up to 3 years old. Little Tikes Play Time will follow on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:15 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Programming Room. The Arlington Branch Library holds regular story times every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for any of the story times. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 419-422-1712 or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Luncheon 12:00 pm
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Luncheon @ Salem Cass United Methodist Church
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm
The annual scholarship luncheon sponsored by the Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will be held at noon Friday at Salem Cass United Methodist Church, 4699 County Road 236. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the five high school winners pursuing an education degree in college. A $10 catered lunch will be served. To make a lunch reservation, call or email Jim Baughman at 419-422-6061 or bsa313jwb@woh.rr.com.
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Night 1:00 pm
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Night @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will be showing two movies Friday. “Darkest Hour” will begin at 1 p.m. The family movie “Ferdinand” will run from 7-8:50 p.m. A $1 donation includes popcorn and a drink.
SMART Recovery Meeting 3:00 pm
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
American Woodcock 6:30 pm
American Woodcock @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 6
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A program about the American woodcock, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, and at the same time April 20 or 27 at Shelter 6 in Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be root beer floats for participants. The program is recommended for children at least 8 years old. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. today, online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
Emma! A Pop Musical 7:30 pm
Emma! A Pop Musical @ Bluffton High School
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
“Emma! A Pop Musical” will be presented by Bluffton High School this weekend. The production is based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, featuring hit songs by girl groups and iconic female singers. The show is directed by Kara Zink and Kevin Gratz. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Reserve seating tickets are available for $8 in the middle school office. General admission tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students at the door.
The Galaxies of Spring 9:00 pm
The Galaxies of Spring @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host “The Galaxies of Spring” from 9-11 p.m. Friday. Galaxies are generally difficult to see with telescopes because they are so far away and faint. However, during this time of year, the closest concentrations of galaxies will be positioned high in the sky by midnight. Galaxies such as M66 in Leo and the “Black Eye Galaxy” in Coma Berenices will be targeted for observation with the telescopes. The event will be canceled in the event of cloudy weather. Check http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html for cancellations.
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Ada Boy Scout Troop 124 Homecoming Dinner
Ada Boy Scout Troop 124 Homecoming Dinner @ Camp Berry
Apr 14 all-day
Ada Boy Scout Troop 124 is celebrating its centennial year throughout 2017 and 2018 and will host a homecoming dinner at Camp Berry on April 14. Any former troop members, explorers or leaders are welcome to attend and are asked to RSVP by emailing adascouts100th@gmail.com.
Flag City Toys That Shoot 9:00 am
Flag City Toys That Shoot @ The Event Center
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 13th annual Flag City Toys That Shoot will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Event Center, 1400 Sixth St. The event provides the opportunity to buy, sell and trade air guns, BB guns, cap guns and slingshots. Absolutely no firearms are permitted. Admission is $3 for adults; free for kids 12 and younger. Call Dan Lerma at 419-422-9121 for more details.
Rhinehart United Methodist Church Spring Craft/Home Show 9:00 am
Rhinehart United Methodist Church Spring Craft/Home Show @ Hardin County Fairgrounds
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Rhinehart United Methodist Church Women will sponsor their 17th annual spring craft/home show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds, 14134 Fairground Road, Kenton. The women’s group will offer homemade baked goods and candy, along with dine-in and carryout lunches including sandwiches, chicken and noodles, pie, chips and drinks. Vendor spaces are available and can be reserved by calling Janie Seiler at 937-354-5531 or 419-673-6948.
Women Enriching Women Conference 9:00 am
Women Enriching Women Conference @ Bluffton University
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Women will find fellowship and sources of inspiration during the Bluffton University Women’s Council “Women Enriching Women” conference, being held Saturday. The conference “Life choices: Opening doors to unlock your future,” will celebrate the resiliency of women and will feature three speakers who have overcome enormous challenges. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with the program starting at 9. Events will conclude by 3 p.m. Registration is available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu. Cost is $45 per person, with lunch included. For more information, contact Julia Szabo at szaboj@bluffton.edu or at 419-358-3245.
Jennings Memorial Association Auction 10:00 am
Jennings Memorial Association Auction @ 300 Water St., Fort Jennings
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am
The Jennings Memorial Association is holding an auction at 10 a.m. Saturday at 300 Water St. to benefit the first phase of Soldiers Square Park. Currently, a house sits on the lot next to Memorial Hall. The house will be demolished and a parking lot will be created, as well as a sitting area to commemorate fallen soldiers. The completion goal for phase one is by Fort Fest 2018. Among the items up for auction is a 1959 Buick Electra. Other items donated by the community include a Glastron Carlson boat with Johnson motor, stainless steel gas grill, and a Kenmore upright freezer. In addition, the doors, windows, light fixtures, ceiling fans and cabinets of the home set to be razed will be auctioned. Auctioneers include Michael Miller from Auctions on 309 and Elaine Wehri. Apprentices include Linnea Stephens and Allan Pohlman. Cash or checks will be accepted. Photos of the items up for auction can be found on the Auctions on 309 Facebook page.
Kamikaze Fireflies 10:00 am
Kamikaze Fireflies @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am
The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) and the Arts Partnership (TAP) co-present the Kamikaze Fireflies at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is the last in the MCPA/TAP Family Series sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corp. The show is approximately one hour in length. Reserved seating tickets are $12 for children and $15 for adults and can be purchased at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. The Kamikaze Fireflies are a Los Angeles-based two-person vaudeville comedy duo featuring Rob Williams and Casey Martin. Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling, stilt-walking, performing daring stunts, breathing fire, or breaking into contortionist backbends, their performances incite awe and laughter geared toward family audiences. They were also featured on “America’s Got Talent” in 2014. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. Its mission is to enrich youth through arts education and advocacy. The Arts Partnership is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner 6:00 pm
Jones Mansion Titanic Dinner @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have a special dinner to commemorate the maiden voyage of the Titanic on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., cocktails are available at 6:30 p.m., and dining starts at 7:15 p.m. This event will feature a 10-course meal re-created exclusively from the Titanic’s extravagant first-class menu and prepared by the Bistro. During the cocktail hour, along with the dinner, music that played on the 1912 voyage will travel through the air to create an ambience of the era. Guests will be given the name of a passenger who was on board the Titanic and will be honoring that person for the evening. After dinner, they will find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing. Tickets are extremely limited and cost $80 per person, and $150 per couple. Included in the price of a ticket is special sparkling punch, two glasses of wine and the 10-course dinner. Additional period cocktails will be available for purchase, along with nonalcoholic options. Tickets can be purchased only by calling the Jones Mansion at 419-427-6110. Buyers should leave a message, and the call will be date- and time-stamped so that a first-call, first-serve policy can be adhered to. The Jones Mansion asks buyers to refrain from Facebook messages or other forms of communication regarding ticket sales. Proceeds from the event go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the 1867 Jones Mansion.
Emma! A Pop Musical 7:30 pm
Emma! A Pop Musical @ Bluffton High School
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm
“Emma! A Pop Musical” will be presented by Bluffton High School this weekend. The production is based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, featuring hit songs by girl groups and iconic female singers. The show is directed by Kara Zink and Kevin Gratz. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Reserve seating tickets are available for $8 in the middle school office. General admission tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students at the door.
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Emma! A Pop Musical 2:00 pm
Emma! A Pop Musical @ Bluffton High School
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm
“Emma! A Pop Musical” will be presented by Bluffton High School this weekend. The production is based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, featuring hit songs by girl groups and iconic female singers. The show is directed by Kara Zink and Kevin Gratz. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Reserve seating tickets are available for $8 in the middle school office. General admission tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students at the door.
Daniel Hsu 3:00 pm
Daniel Hsu @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm
Daniel Hsu will bring his award-winning piano chops to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Hsu began piano studies at age 6, and was accepted at age 10 to the Curtis Institute of Music. In 2016, Hsu was named a Gilmore Young Artist and won the bronze medal at the ninth Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. As first-prize winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, Hsu made his Carnegie Hall debut in April 2017. He made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in June 2016, and concerto appearances this season include concerts with the Grand Rapids Symphony, New Haven Symphony, and Symphonia Boca Raton. Hsu also won the bronze at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Fort Worth, Texas, in 2017. Considered one of the top music contests in the world, the competition featured 30 contestants whittled down from an initial 290 applicants from around the globe. His notable recitals include appearances at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Concert Series; and Merkin Concert Hall’s Tuesday matinee series in New York.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
Know the Ten Signs 1:00 pm
Know the Ten Signs @ 50 North
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm
Hosted by 50 North, “Know the Ten Signs” will benefit anyone who is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, or who knows someone experiencing these symptoms. The 1 p.m. April 16 program will explore the benefits of early Alzheimer’s disease detection, including the chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. The program is free, and registration is required today.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group 3:30 pm
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 16 @ 3:30 pm
A support group for caregivers of spouses or family members with Alzheimer’s disease is scheduled the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. The group meets in the library at the Home, located at 410 W. Elm Street. Group facilitators are Tricia Herrmann, RN, and Janet Schroeder, LSW. The focus of the group is to allow each member to discuss his/her issues involved in caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s. Speakers can be brought in to address specific topics at the request of the group. For more information, contact Herrmann at 419-358-1015, ext. 221, or therrmann@mhcoliving.org.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Apr 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
Family Trivia Night 6:00 pm
Family Trivia Night @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host family trivia night at 6 p.m. Monday. Groups must be comprised of six members or less who work together as a team to come up with answers and keep score. Family groups do not have to all be related. Questions are geared for late elementary through adult ages, but all are family-friendly. Registration is required by Friday, and forms are available at the front desk.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! 6:30 pm
Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm
Master Gardener Cheryl Miller will present “Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My!” in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Miller will share her top 10 flowering summer plants that bunnies do not enjoy and how to protect the flowers bunnies do enjoy. Registration is required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712 for more information.
Skywarn Weather Spotter Class 6:30 pm
Skywarn Weather Spotter Class @ Whirlpool Corp. assembly room
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Skywarn severe weather spotter class will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 16 in the assembly room at Whirlpool Corp., 4901 N. Main St. The training is being hosted by the National Weather Service in cooperation with the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency and amateur radio operators. The program is free. No reservations are necessary. Skywarn is a nationwide network of volunteers trained by the weather service to report significant weather. Skywarn spotters provide observations of tornadoes, hail, wind and significant cloud formations to provide an information base for severe weather detection and verification. The network is activated whenever there is a threat of severe weather, or the forecast office issues a severe thunderstorm watch, tornado watch or flood watch. No special equipment is necessary to become a trained weather spotter. For more information on Skywarn training, call the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency at 419-424-7092. For more information on severe weather safety, visit the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness website at www.weathersafety.ohio.gov.
Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District Informational Meeting 7:00 pm
Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District Informational Meeting @ Cory-Rawson High School cafeteria
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District board will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Cory-Rawson High School cafeteria for all district residents who have questions regarding the proposed levy. The fire district is requesting a 1.5-mill, five-year levy to pay for fire protection in Union and Van Buren townships, including the Rawson, Mount Cory and Jenera fire departments. The tax would generate about $159,000 annually.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Hancock County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society 6:30 pm
Hancock County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society @ Lindamood Room of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm
Chuck Weiker will be the featured speaker for the next meeting of the Hancock County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lindamood Room of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. He will give a DVD presentation from the opening of the Banneker National Historic Park. Weiker’s research has led to the realization that he is descended from the subject of the park, Benjamin Banneker.
3 Rs of Fashion 7:00 pm
3 Rs of Fashion @ First Mennonite Church
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Chrissy Lugibihl, manager of the Et Cetera Shop in Bluffton, will present the “3 R’s of Fashion,” ways to recycle, repurpose and revive clothing and textiles, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. This is the April meeting for Transition Bluffton. There is no charge to attend.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Lunch and Learn 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch. Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton. Dates and topics include: Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu
Red Cross Blood Drive 12:00 pm
Red Cross Blood Drive @ Ottawa American Legion
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
There will be a blood donation opportunity from 12 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Ottawa American Legion, 218 W. Main St., Ottawa.
Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey 1:00 pm
Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey @ 50 North
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm
50 North has announced a number of upcoming programs, including a new mystery series taking place during the spring quarter: “Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey” will be presented at 1 p.m. April 18. Over twenty years later, the public continues to be captivated by this 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered in her Boulder, Colorado, home. Questions have dogged investigators as they continue to work the case. Key moments in the story will be presented by historian Mike Gilbert at 1 p.m. April 18. Registration and a $5 fee are required by April 16.
Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series 2:00 pm
Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series @ The Ritz Theatre
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm
The Ritz Theatre will show movies that played an integral role in the building’s history, which was built in 1928. The matinee movie series is dubbed “Close, but No Cigar,” featuring some of the greatest actresses never to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961) shows Nov. 15; “Auntie Mame” (1958) is Dec. 13; “Captain January” (1936) is Jan. 24; “Morocco” (1930) is Feb. 14; “Sorry, Wrong Number” (1948) is March 14; “Camille” (1936) is April 18; and “Splendor in the Grass” (1961) is May 16.
Prehistoric Wyandot County 6:30 pm
Prehistoric Wyandot County @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm
The Upper Sandusky Community Library and Jeb Bowen will present “Prehistoric Wyandot County” at 6:30 p.m. April 18 in the library’s basement. The program is free.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Carey Community Bike Safety Rodeo 10:00 am
Carey Community Bike Safety Rodeo @ Downtown Carey
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
A community bike safety rodeo is being organized by Carey Area Chamber of Commerce and volunteers are needed to assist with setup, various stations covering different aspects of bicycle safety and tear down of the area after the event. The program will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. May 19, but the volunteer list and donations are being sought now. Companies may also assist with prizes, cost of flyers and advertising, gifts for goody bags and healthy snacks. If interested in helping or making a donation, contact Cassie Carlson, executive director, via email: director@careychamber.com; call the chamber office: 419-396-7856; or online at: careychamber.com.
Hardin County Heritage Farm Barn Sale and Craft Show 10:30 am
Hardin County Heritage Farm Barn Sale and Craft Show @ Hardin County Heritage Farm
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Hand-crafted items, repurposed furniture, antiques, baked goods, food from Pig Eaters BBQ and more will be on sale at Hardin County Heritage Farm’s Barn Sale and Craft Show. Vendors must provide their own tables and pay for their space at the show, and those who wish to set up shop in the barn should contact Sheena at Hardin County Historical Museums as soon as possible. Admission: Guests are asked to make a donation to the museum.
419 Day Celebration 11:00 am
419 Day Celebration @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Due to a rainy forecast Thursday, Findlay’s inaugural 419 Day Celebration has been relocated to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The community gathering, hosted by the Findlay Publishing Co., was originally scheduled for the downtown Findlay park at 419 S. Main St. The event will feature goodie bags packed with freebies from over 25 businesses in the 419 area code, along with door prizes, free pizza courtesy of Padrone’s, free hot dogs, T-shirts, a kids’ coloring contest (check the Courier’s April 14 and 19 editions) and a visit by Scoop the Newshound. The Big Kahuna of 106.3 The Fox fame will also be on hand for a live radio broadcast.
Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library Spring Luncheon 12:00 pm
Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library Spring Luncheon @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Friends of the Forest-Jackson Public Library will host a spring luncheon fundraiser at noon April 19. Tickets are $15 each and include choice of soup, salad, dessert bar and beverage. There will also be door prizes and a bake sale. The speaker is Judy Green, who will bring the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder to life. RSVP by calling the library at 419-273-2400.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
Grand Love 6:00 pm
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training 6:00 pm
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is hosting adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training courses at 6 p.m. April 5, 12 and 19 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. Students will learn how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, how to control bleeding and how to respond to seizures and other sudden illnesses. Register by visiting redcross.org/take-a-class or by calling 800-RED CROSS.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Matt Beilis 11:30 am
Matt Beilis @ Alumni Memorial Union atrium
Apr 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Matt Beilis, an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter from New York City, will be the next featured performer for the University of Findlay’s Music Bach’s Concert Series. He performs Friday, April 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union’s atrium. The concert is free and open to the public. The Columbia University graduate traded in a lucrative finance career for a gig in a piano store, setting up a YouTube page for covering his favorite songs — just him and a piano, quickly finding an audience of fans and famous folks who loved his take on Top 40 hits. This landed him a booking agent and well-paid tours at colleges across the country, giving him an opportunity to craft original songs that combine his piano chops and vocal skills with electronic beats and soaring pop hooks. The lyric video for Matt’s first single, “Dial-Tone,” caught the attention of Ryan Seacrest and his team, who decided to premiere the song exclusively on his website. Beilis’ next music video, “Perfect For Me,” was an emotional piano ballad featured by PeopleMagazine.com, where it was named one of “the most important things on the internet” and has since racked up well over 1 million spins on Spotify. Through original content and covers of popular songs, Beilis has earned over 35,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel with more than 7 million video views. He has licensed music to several household names for national advertising campaigns, including Mastercard, Jeep, Honda, Taco Bell, GoPro, Skype, and Victoria’s Secret. His music has also been featured on MTV, VH1, and E! television networks. His production and co-writing credits include songs with multiplatinum artist Daddy Yankee, Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan, and Kinetics & One Love (writers of “Airplanes” by B.o.B). For more information on Beilis, visit www.mattbeilis.com.
A Better Way 2:30 pm
A Better Way @ Ritz Auditorium at Old Main
Apr 20 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The second annual “A Better Way” program will be held from 2:30-6:30 p.m. today at the Ritz Auditorium in Old Main at the University of Findlay. The program is free and open to the public. It will include a multi-media show featuring informational graphics and music. A presentation on the benefits of cannabis and hemp will begin at 4:20 p.m., with a question and answer session to follow. Information on the Green Party will also be available. The program is free and open to the public.
SMART Recovery Meeting 3:00 pm
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.
Healthy Kids Day 5:00 pm
Healthy Kids Day @ Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The University of Findlay College of Health Professions and Findlay Family YMCA are hosting the 6th annual Healthy Kids Day from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex. Activities and learning stations will include a Ninja obstacle course hosted by UF’s Occupational Therapy Program and XT Fitness with Jim Steffen; a kids’ Safety Town; a “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer, sponsored by Hancock Leadership, aimed at educating parents about drug use; “Smoking Stinks!” hosted by UF pharmacy students; and a relay. Blanchard Valley Health Center will provide healthy food and snacks. Each child completing a bingo card by visiting at least 25 of the 34 stations will be entered for prizes. The event is free and open to the public.
American Woodcock 6:30 pm
American Woodcock @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 6
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A program about the American woodcock, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, and at the same time April 20 or 27 at Shelter 6 in Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be root beer floats for participants. The program is recommended for children at least 8 years old. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. today, online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
Guy Davis 7:30 pm
Guy Davis @ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall at Marathon Center for Performing Arts
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
 
Live@Armes: Guy Davis 7:30 pm
Live@Armes: Guy Davis @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
Blues musician, actor, author and teacher Guy Davis will bring the music to Findlay at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, as part of the Live@Armes series at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall. Tickets are $25 for the main floor and $35 for bistro-style table seating and can be purchased at the Marathon Center box office, 200 W. Main Cross St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; by phone at 419-423-2787; or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. The son of entertainers and civil rights activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Davis has carried the message of the blues around the world for more than 20 years, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle. Known for his deft acoustic guitar and harmonica skills, Davis cut several albums for the Red House label and for his own label, Smokeydoke Records, and was nominated for nearly a dozen Blues Awards. His storytelling influences include Blind Willie McTell, Big Bill Broonzy and Pete Seeger with musical inspiration from Lightnin’ Hopkins and Babatunde Olatunji along with Sonny Terry, the single biggest influence on Davis’ harmonica playing. He also works as an author, music teacher and a film, television and Broadway actor. His one-man play, “The Adventures of Fishy Waters: In Bed With the Blues,” premiered off-Broadway in the 1990s and has since been released as a double CD. He went on to star off-­Broadway as the legendary Robert Johnson in “Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil,” winning the Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award, as well as joining the Broadway production of “Finian’s Rainbow,” playing the part originally done in 1947 by Sonny Terry. The Live@Armes Series, presented by Blanchard Valley Health System, provides attendees with an up close and personal experience with the artists, complete with banter and laughs, to create a memorable live music experience.
Craters of the Moon 9:00 pm
Craters of the Moon @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Apr 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host “Craters of the Moon” from 9-11 p.m. tonight. The public is invited to stop by and look through the telescopes or ask questions about the night sky. The crescent moon will be high in the southwest that night. The event will be canceled in the event of cloudy weather. Check http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html for cancellations.
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Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Christian Clearing House All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the DOCK behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. The menu includes pancakes, sausage link, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets are available by calling the CCH office at 419-422-2222 or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of Christian Clearing House, a nonprofit agency that helps Hancock County residents with emergency needs such as food vouchers, rent payments to prevent eviction, utility payments to prevent shutoff, prescription medications and other emergency needs.
Upper Room Church of God Spring Craft Show 8:30 am
Upper Room Church of God Spring Craft Show @ Upper Room Church of God
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Upper Room Church of God, 520 W. Bigelow Ave., will host a spring craft show from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature over 25 vendors, along with concessions, baked goods and raffle baskets. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition 10:00 am
Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition @ Marathon Diamonds
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department will host a free Scotts Major League Baseball pitch, hit and run competition for area youth from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Marathon Diamonds, 3430 N. Main St. Boys and girls will be divided into four age divisions: 7 and 8; 9 and 10; 11 and 12; and 13 and 14. Athletes can choose to compete in either baseball or softball divisions. All participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate and have a parent/guardian fill out a registration and waiver prior to participating. For more information, visit www.pitchhitrun.com or call 419-424-7176.
STEAM Fun 11:00 am
STEAM Fun @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
“STEAM Fun” will return to the Bluffton Public Library from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. No prior registration is necessary. All children must be accompanied by an adult to help with activities.
Tea Time On The Titanic 1:00 pm
Tea Time On The Titanic @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will have an afternoon tea commemorating the 1912 maiden voyage of the Titanic, featuring trivia, history, and a re-creation of the tea menu that was served on board the ship. Guests are encouraged to dress in period attire, and they will receive the name of a passenger who was aboard the Titanic and find out whether or not their passenger survived the crossing.
80 Fingers of Praise 7:30 pm
80 Fingers of Praise @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
On Saturday, April 21, eight piano players will sit down at four pianos to present “80 Fingers of Praise.” The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church sanctuary, 120 W. Sandusky St. The concert is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering accepted. The church is handicap accessible at the Crawford Street entrance, and child care will be provided for infants and toddlers. Ragtime, classical, patriotic, hymn tunes, and original music written and arranged for multiple pianos will be played by pianists who have close ties with the church, the majority of whom have played together for over 13 years. All from Findlay and the surrounding area, the pianists are Ann Cramer, Julie Baughman, Barbara Dysinger, Kelly Lewis, Shirley Nebergall, Bev Roby, Jim Scothorn and Mark Willeke. The first “80 Fingers of Praise” concert, presented in 2005, was conceived by Roby when she was director of music at the church. Taking notice of all the talented pianists at the church, she came up with the idea to have them all play at once. Finding arrangements for duets was easy, but finding music for multiple pianos proved more difficult. The 2005 concert was successful enough for the ensemble to present it the next three years. Not wanting to wear off its “uniqueness,” they decided to take a break. Then in 2012, after many requests to revive it, they took to their pianos one more time, thinking that concert was their last. However, the bond of the musicians and their belief in the power of their music was strong and, when one of the original players announced she was moving from the area, they knew they had one more — and final — concert in them. Six of the current eight players were in the original ensemble: Roby, Cramer, Dysinger, Lewis, Nebergall, and Scothorn. Baughman joined the group in 2006 to replace a member who moved away, and Willeke (who is the current organist at St. Andrew’s) joined for this concert. Contact the church 419-422-4845 or www.saumcfindlay.org for more information.
Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser 8:00 pm
Vanlue Athletic Boosters Comedy Fundtaiser @ Vanlue Community Park
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Vanlue Athletic Boosters will host their annual comedy night fundraiser Saturday in the shelter house at Vanlue Community Park. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8. Headlining the show will be Steve Lind, a standup comedian from the Midwest who brings the perspectives of a husband and father of four boys. He has been seen on NBC and has opened for Tim Allen, Kathleen Madigan and Michael Winslow. The featured comedian for the show will be Dan Simon, whose quick-wit, fast-paced style of comedy covers a wide range of topics. The emcee for the evening will be local comedian Eddie Michaels. Tickets are $12 in advance or $17 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Vanlue Athletic Boosters and the student athletes at Vanlue High School. Contact Mike Edie at 419-348-9242 or email vanlue80@yahoo.com for tickets.
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Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul Community Summit 1:00 pm
Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul Community Summit @ 100 S. Main St., Mount Blanchard
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul organization will be hosting a community summit for area residents from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at 100 S. Main St., Mount Blanchard. The purpose of the summit is to share with community members the information that the Heart and Soul team has been gathering for the past several months, and to get their input about the data collected so far. More than 200 people who call Mount Blanchard home have been interviewed about their values, hopes and concerns, and action ideas for the community. Several themes have emerged as topics of interest, the Heart and Soul team said. The Heart and Soul principles are to involve everyone, focus on what matters, and “play the long game.” The summit is intended to bring people together to discuss and share ideas for the community and to develop Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul statements. It is an opportunity to get more participation from the community. The event begins at 1 p.m. with free food, entertainment by Riverdale Soundsation, and activities for children such as bounce houses and crafts. The first 100 residents to arrive will receive a free Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul T-shirt. Child care will be provided. After the meal, the summit will commence, led by John Livingston. A Heart and Soul grant of $140,850 was awarded to Mount Blanchard in March 2017 by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, which uses the process of Community Heart and Soul created by the Orton Family Foundation.
Peace Surpassing All Understanding 2:00 pm
Peace Surpassing All Understanding @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
The final concert of the 2017-18 Ronald W. Richards Music Series at Trinity United Methodist Church will feature the Ohio Northern University Singers and Chamber Singers, under the director of Christopher Larsen. The free program, “Peace Surpassing All Understanding,” will be held at 2 p.m. April 22. A freewill offering will be taken to support the Kiwanis Ronald W. Richards Young Musicians Scholarship Fund for students who intend to make teaching music a career following college graduation. The church is located at 301 W. Market St., Lima.
Bluffton University Spring Concert 2:30 pm
Bluffton University Spring Concert @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 22 @ 2:30 pm
Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers, University Chorale, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of lighter tunes for its Spring Fling concert. Songs performed will include “Sing” from “Sesame Street”; “Yesterday” by The Beatles; a medley of Irish tunes by Clare Grundman; a wind band arrangement of music from the second “Harry Potter” film; “Yearnin’” by Oliver Nelson; and “Moanin’” by Charles Mingus.
Grieg and Bizet 3:00 pm
Grieg and Bizet @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Orchestra will present “Grieg and Bizet” on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Directed by Soojin Lee, the program includes Edvard Grieg’s most popular work, the “Peer Gynt” suite, and two of Georges Bizet’s most popular compositions, the “L’Arlésienne” suite; and “Les Toreadors” from the opera, “Carmen.” Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” suite was originally composed for the drama “Peer Gynt,” written by Henrik Ibsen. It is the story of the downfall and subsequent redemption of a Norwegian peasant anti-hero. A concert hall favorite, Bizet’s “L’Arlésienne” suite was composed for a melodrama about a young peasant’s love for a girl from Arles. These pieces, including “Carmen,” are incidental music that will tell the audiences the stories through their composition. The University of Findlay Orchestra comprises more than 50 students, staff and community string players. This year, about 20 woodwind and brass players were included in order to perform as a full orchestra. 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.
Johnson Island Civil War Roundtable 7:00 pm
Johnson Island Civil War Roundtable @ TJ Willie’s
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Johnson Island Civil War Roundtable will gather at 7 p.m. Sunday at TJ Willie’s in Tiffin, where they will welcome Rob Tong. Tong, a Union re-enactor and popular speaker, will talk about early recruiting in Findlay and the surrounding area leading up to the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862. Tong will dress in a Union uniform and will present many special items.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. The day begins with the business meeting, followed by show and tell. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Apr 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
Harold Brown 6:00 pm
Harold Brown @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Harold Brown, of Port Clinton, will discuss “Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman,” a book he wrote with Marsha Bordner chronicling his life and World War II service. As one of the United States’ first African-American pilots, Brown was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944 and flew missions over Europe, which included the protection of bombers in the air. On his 30th mission, his plane was shot down over Nazi territory, and he became a prisoner of war. He went on to serve in the military for 23 years, becoming a lieutenant colonel. Brown also earned a Ph.D., retiring from Columbus State Community College as vice president of academic affairs. The presentation will begin with a brief film about Brown’s service, with Brown and Bordner on hand to sign copies of the book. Location: Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Information: www.airspeedup.com.
What’s Cookin’ Cookbook Discussion Group 6:00 pm
What’s Cookin’ Cookbook Discussion Group @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm
The Upper Sandusky Community Library’s What’s Cookin’ cookbook discussion group will celebrate its fifth anniversary at 6 p.m. Monday. Participants should bring their favorite party food and the recipe. Cupcakes and ice cream will be provided.
Earth Day Program 6:30 pm
Earth Day Program @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
An Earth Day program, hosted by Forest-Jackson Public Library, will include a presentation by Wyandot Soil and Water Conservation District and Gottfried Nature Preserve personnel at 6:30 p.m. April 23. Discussion will include the water cycle, watersheds and protecting the water supply. The free, family program will include hands-on activities. For more information, call the library, 419-273-2400.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
Powers of Attorney Seminar 6:30 pm
Powers of Attorney Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Columbus Grove branch
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
A seminar on the powers of attorney and trustee investment will be offered twice this month in Putnam County. The free program is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch, and at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the main library in Ottawa. Speaker is Joseph Schroeder, attorney at Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP.
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Republican Women of Hancock County 11:30 am
Republican Women of Hancock County @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am
The Republican Women of Hancock County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. The program will feature the following candidates: State Senator, a representative for incumbent Rob McColley, Bob Barker and Craig Kupferberg; State Central Committee representative, incumbent Rob Radway, Christina Muryn, Gina Campbell and Bob Campbell; Hancock County Auditor, Charity Rauschenberg. Lunch will be by Bistro on Main. RSVP at 419-348-3354 or email RepWomenHC32@gmail.com.
Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association Meeting 12:00 pm
Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association Meeting @ Trinity Evangelical Church
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm
The Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association will hold its quarterly meeting at noon April 24 at Trinity Evangelical Church, 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky. Wyandot County Sheriff Michael Hetzel will discuss scams, especially those aimed at senior citizens. Lunch will be catered by Special Occasions. Any retired teacher or administrator who is not a member is welcome to attend. For a lunch reservation, call Nancy at 419-294-7609.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Silver Blades Try It Out Days 6:00 pm
Silver Blades Try It Out Days @ The Cube
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
The Findlay Silver Blades Skating Club will host its spring “try it out” days from 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The free ice skating clinic is open to new skaters ages 4 through adult and will introduce participants to basic ice skating skills. Skate rental will be available for a nominal fee. Email findlaysilverbladesmembership@gmail.com to register.
Kids and Parents Spring Fling 6:30 pm
Kids and Parents Spring Fling @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will host a “Kids and Parents Spring Fling” from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24. Pizza and games will be available in the church basement. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more details.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women Luncheon 11:30 am
Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women Luncheon @ Shrine Cafeteria
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will be the keynote speaker during the annual Professional Women Luncheon hosted by the Carey Area Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Shrine Cafeteria. There are various ways for businesses to support the event. Contact Cassie Carlson, chamber executive director, at the chamber office, 419-396-7856, or via cellphone at 419-310-2427.
Understanding DNA Testing 6:00 pm
Understanding DNA Testing @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
A program on DNA tests will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants will explore Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, National Geographic DNA and other test kits.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 26 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.
Habits of Happy People 10:30 am
Habits of Happy People @ 50 North
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
50 North has scheduled two free programs focused on mood and attitude. “Habits of Happy People” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. April 26. Those attending will learn about the healthy habits and thinking approaches of happy people, and will learn to recognize that desired emotions come from within. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-423-8496. A presentation on making over your mood will be part of the “Afternoon Conversation” series at 1 p.m. April 30. Michelle Gibbs, essential oils representative, will share how the use of these oils can promote a better attitude. Registration is required by April 25 at 419-423-8496.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Spring Tea 5:45 pm
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Spring Tea @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 26 @ 5:45 pm
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will present their annual spring tea at 5:45 p.m. April 26. This year’s event features Dave Essinger, author of “Running Out.” Tickets are $12, available at the front desk. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.
Grand Love 6:00 pm
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
Powers of Attorney Seminar 6:30 pm
Powers of Attorney Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm
A seminar on the powers of attorney and trustee investment will be offered twice this month in Putnam County. The free program is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch, and at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the main library in Ottawa. Speaker is Joseph Schroeder, attorney at Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
50 North Annual Board Meeting 7:30 pm
50 North Annual Board Meeting @ 50 North
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
50 North will hold its annual board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The public is welcome to attend.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 27 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
SMART Recovery Meeting 3:00 pm
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.
Scarlet & Grapes 6:00 pm
Scarlet & Grapes @ The Jones Mansion
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Hancock County is hosting a wine tasting event from 6-9 p.m. April 27 at the Jones Mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St. Guests to the event “Scarlet & Grapes” will visit interactive stations with Ohio wines and heavy hors d’oeuvre pairings. Cost is $35 per person, and registration is required by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Email par4osu@woh.rr,com or call 419-423-3993.
American Woodcock 6:30 pm
American Woodcock @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 6
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A program about the American woodcock, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, and at the same time April 20 or 27 at Shelter 6 in Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be root beer floats for participants. The program is recommended for children at least 8 years old. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. today, online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab, or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 28 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.
Hancock County Opiate Task Force Medication Collection 9:00 am
Hancock County Opiate Task Force Medication Collection @ Findlay Municipal Building parking lot
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am
The Hancock County Opiate Task Force will hold its semi-annual event to collect medications from the community on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 9 a.m. Those who wish to drop off medications can do so at the Municipal Building parking lot on Crawford Street until noon. For questions, call 419-424-1985.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 10:30 am
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes @ Riverside Park
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am
Open Arms will present the 10th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser April 28 at Riverside Park. Men, women and children are welcome for this march to speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault, walking one mile in “her shoes” (high heels). On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony planned for 11:30. Event organizers are seeking event sponsors, individual walkers, teams of walkers and volunteers. Signup is available online at www.openarmsfindlay.com, and community members also have the option to be a “virtual walker.” Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will join Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik as a guest judge for the day. The event will also feature a free kids’ zone with face painting, arts and crafts and an inflatable bounce house, along with food vendors and massage stations. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the walk. To register or for more information, call Jodi DeVore at 419-420-9261.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 29 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.
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Anything Goes
Anything Goes @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Apr 30 all-day
Audiences can expect romance, shipboard shenanigans and Cole Porter classics when “Anything Goes” sails into the Fort Findlay Playhouse, presented with arrangement by Tams Witmark music library. Performances run April 26 to 30, May 3 to 5 and May 10 to 13. All shows begin at 8 p.m., with the exception of a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and go on sale April 16. They can be reserved by phone at 567-525-3636, online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org or in person at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St. With an original book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (a Wall of Famer at the Marathon Center who was born in Findlay) with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, the story is set in the early 1930s. The SS American has set sail from New York to England with a variety of passengers, including a gangster, Moonface Martin (Wes Taylor); a wealthy debutante and her mother, Hope and Evangeline Harcourt (Aeryn Williams and Betty Hipp); a famous nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney (Julie Lane); and a rich businessman and his stowaway assistant, Elisha Whitney and Billy Crocker (Brad Schlumbohm and Seth Carey). It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love, but she’s engaged to a prosperous Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (George Rustemyer). The story reaches its conclusion through a series of comedic twists and turns buoyed by Porter’s songs, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the title track. Other cast members include: Donovan Callahan as the Steward; Ashley Carey as Bonnie; Andrew Conway as the Purser; Laurie Dye as Chastity; Juan M. Flores as a Christian Convert; Talyn Foust as the Reporter; Jordan Gottschalk as the Photographer and the Drunk; Caroline Guy as Girl 2; Vashti Larsen as a Christian Convert; Michelle Kleinau as Girl 3; Angela Massara as Purity; Megan Meyer as Charity; Kayla Nagy as Virtue; Pete Reynolds as Bishop Henry T. Dobson; Iman Thambi as Girl 1; and Andrew Willford as the Captain. The show is directed by Samantha Henry with musical direction by Craig VanRenterghem. Choreography is by Mandy Tiech, and the show is produced by Rob Stauffer.
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events 9:00 am
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Afternoon Conversation Series: Making Over Your Mood 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation Series: Making Over Your Mood @ 50 North
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm
50 North has scheduled two free programs focused on mood and attitude. “Habits of Happy People” will be presented at 10:30 a.m. April 26. Those attending will learn about the healthy habits and thinking approaches of happy people, and will learn to recognize that desired emotions come from within. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-423-8496. A presentation on making over your mood will be part of the “Afternoon Conversation” series at 1 p.m. April 30. Michelle Gibbs, essential oils representative, will share how the use of these oils can promote a better attitude. Registration is required by April 25 at 419-423-8496.
Delay the Disease 1:00 pm
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Apr 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
Basket Weaving Class 6:00 pm
Basket Weaving Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
A two-part basket weaving class will be held at the Putnam County District Library’s Continental branch at 6 p.m. April 30 and May 7. Participants will make a Mother’s Day flower basket with Linda Pollitz. There is a $16 fee. Supplies needed include a pair of scissors, 12 clip clothes pins, measuring tape, 5-gallon bucket, pencil, towels and a flat-head screwdriver. All other supplies are provided. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-596-3727.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.

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