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Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Bird Migration Canoe Trip 8:30 am
Bird Migration Canoe Trip @ Blanchard River
Sep 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
A canoe trip on the Blanchard River, to view bird migration, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at Zonta Landing in Riverside Park. Participants may bring binoculars. An experienced birder/program specialist will guide the group. Canoes, paddles, and personal flotation devices will be provided. No experience is needed, but participants must be at least 12 years old and able to maneuver/control a canoe. Register, with $10 per person, online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District office by 4 p.m. Wednesday with a signed assumption of risk/liability release/waiver of all claims form and/or a parental consent form, if applicable. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Grand Love 4:00 pm
Grand Love
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.
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Exchange Club of Findlay 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm
The Exchange Club of Findlay meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the University of Findlay Henderson Hall Rosewood Room.
Transitions 2:00 pm
Transitions @ Putnam County District Library
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A program for individuals with early stage memory loss will be held from 2-3 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Transitions, led by Linda Rae Pollitz, program manager for Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, offers social and educational opportunities and group sharing. Persons who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit, along with family and friends. Registration is requested by calling the library at 419-523-3747.
SELF: Safety, Emotion, Loss, Future 6:30 pm
SELF: Safety, Emotion, Loss, Future @ Focus on Friends
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm
A new support group is available for people who have survived trauma. SELF, which stands for Safety, Emotion, Loss, Future, meets twice a month at Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave. The next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Doak Clements, who facilitates the group, said Focus saw a need, as the people who come there often have “horrible” stories about things they have experienced. The nonprofit received a grant from the Hancock County Community Partnership for the curriculum. SELF is a national curriculum based on the Sanctuary Model. The organization’s website notes that, “Although this is a trauma-informed curriculum, we do not frequently address head-on the issue of trauma, maltreatment or abuse.” That is, they focus not on the specific things that happened but on “the results of exposure to trauma” including loss of safety, inability to manage emotions, overwhelming losses and a paralyzed ability to plan for or even imagine a different future.
People and Rivers: How People Influence Aquatic Life in Dug Run 7:30 pm
People and Rivers: How People Influence Aquatic Life in Dug Run @ Ohio State Lima’s Visitors and Student Services Center
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will host David Zuwerink and the program “People and Rivers: How people influence aquatic life in Dug Run” on the University of Northwestern Ohio campus at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Dug Run is a tributary of the Ottawa River. It flows through the UNOH campus with a more urban setting on the east side and more suburban setting on the west side. Zuwerink will discuss the populations of fish and macroinvertebrates, differences between each side of campus, and changes that have been observed. This free, public meeting will be held at the Ohio State Lima’s Visitors and Student Services Center, 4240 Campus Drive. It is the first building on the left when turning on Campus Drive from Mumaugh Road.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10:00 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am
Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.
Mazza Museum Volunteer Recruitment Day 12:00 pm
Mazza Museum Volunteer Recruitment Day @ Mazza Museum
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, home to the world’s most diverse collection of original artwork from children’s books, is welcoming volunteers. Openings include those for gift shop volunteers, museum hosts, museum docents and library helpers, among others. A volunteer recruitment day will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 6. Docent training will begin Sept. 11. Registration is required. For more information and to express interest in volunteering, contact museum coordinator Heather Sensel at senselh@findlay.edu or call 419-434-4777.
From Struggle to Strength: Recovery Voices 6:00 pm
From Struggle to Strength: Recovery Voices @ University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Three individuals in recovery will share their story at “From Struggle to Strength: Recovery Voices” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225. It will be an opportunity to hear about different pathways of recovery, focusing primarily on substance use recovery.
Tim Wilson and John Thies Exhibition Reception 7:00 pm
Tim Wilson and John Thies Exhibition Reception @ Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion -- Gallery H
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm
Mail artist Tim Wilson’s work is on display in the University of Findlay’s Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Gallery H, located in the northeast hallway. A reception for both Wilson and artist John Thies, whose wood-fired pottery is on display in the pavilion’s Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the pavilion. Inspired by the documentary film, “How to Draw a Bunny,” about collagist Ray Johnson, Wilson decided to form his own “mail art” branch with his son, Zach, and a small circle of friends. With few exceptions, the pieces in the UF exhibit — either captioned postcards or picture postcards accompanied by a short fictional story — have been sent through the mail and are on loan from the various recipients. All have been created with words and images collected from various publications. For the past 30 years, Wilson has taught art at the university and high school levels in Orlando, Florida, and Toledo. He lives in Delta.
NAMI of Hancock County Suicide Vigil 7:30 pm
NAMI of Hancock County Suicide Vigil @ Riverside Park Band Shell
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hancock County’s Suicide Vigil will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Riverside Park Band Shell.
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First Friday Luncheon 11:30 am
First Friday Luncheon @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Sep 7 @ 11:30 am
The Hancock County commissioners will speak at this week’s First Friday Luncheon, hosted by the Hancock County Republican Party. The commissioners are expected to discuss the proposed sales taxes that will appear on the November ballot. The lunch will be held at The Dock, located behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program to begin at noon. For reservations, call 419-422-5946 before noon Thursday. The cost of the buffet is $10.
Hancock County Safety Council Meeting 11:30 am
Hancock County Safety Council Meeting @ Drury Inn & Suites
Sep 7 @ 11:30 am
Employer safety training requirements will be discussed at a Hancock County Safety Council meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Drury Inn & Suites. The presentation will be led by Mona Weiss of the Workers’ Compensation Bureau. The meeting costs $18 to attend, with lunch provided. Those interested can register and pay online at FindlayHancockChamber.com, or by calling 419-422-3313, or by emailing rsvp@FindlayHancockChamber.com.
Brown Bag Lecture 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture @ Hancock Historical Museum
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday. Elizabeth Buchanan, professor of history at the University of Findlay, will present a lecture on Byzantine art. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli will be available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To make a reservation for a lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
Forest Fiber Fanatics 1:00 pm
Forest Fiber Fanatics @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Forest Fiber Fanatics, a group of knitters and crocheters, will meet twice a month at the Forest-Jackson Public Library beginning Tuesday. Those attending may work on their own projects, or help work on projects for charity. The group will meet from 6-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and from 1-3 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Barb Scott at 440-967-3680 for more information.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.
United Way of Hancock County Campaign Kickoff Luau 5:00 pm
United Way of Hancock County Campaign Kickoff Luau @ Elks Lodge at Northridge
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
United Way of Hancock County has announced this year’s campaign cabinet and plans for the 2017 campaign kickoff, a public luau featuring a hog roast, live music and cash bar. The luau will be held from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Elks Lodge at Northridge. Cost is $15, with registration available at http://liveunitedhancockcounty.or/luau-united or by calling 419-423-1432. Included in this event will be an inspirational rally for all workplace campaign coordinators from 3:30-5 p.m. Those attending the rally get free admission to the luau.
Archery Basics for Adults 6:30 pm
Archery Basics for Adults @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join a certified archery instructor and learn about the basics of archery. Participants will learn about equipment, shooting techniques, and safety measures while shooting arrows at targets using a compound bow. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Age: Required to be 18 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person by 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants For more information, or registration, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or visit www.hancockparks.com.
Creative Writing Group 6:30 pm
Creative Writing Group @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a creative writing group at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Creative writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry are invited to practice their writing, meet other writers, ask questions, receive feedback and have fun. The meeting will begin with a prompt and will continue with free writing and the option to share near the end of the hour. Beginners are welcome. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Estate Planning Basics 6:30 pm
Estate Planning Basics @ Putnam County District Library
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm
A free program titled “Estate Planning Basics” will be held in September at both the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Continental branch. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in Ottawa and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Continental. The speaker is Joseph C. Schroeder, an attorney with Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP. To register for the Ottawa program, call 419-523-3747. For the Continental program, call 419-596-3727.
Run the World 5K 6:30 pm
Run the World 5K @ The University of Findlay
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm
The University of Findlay’s Office of International Education will host its second annual Run the World 5K at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7. The race, which is open to the community, will raise funds to help students study abroad. Registration and the starting line will be on campus at Old Main, 1000 N. Main St. After the race, a reception with international food samplings and drinks will be held at the Carrothers Home, the residence of university president Katherine Fell, 1115 N. Main St. The reception will coincide with the inaugural Founders’ Day of Giving celebration at the Carrothers Home. The cost to participate is $25 and includes entrance into the post-race reception. Teams may have up to four participants. Register at www.findlay.edu/runtheworld5k.
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Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training 10:00 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will be offering a tutor training class from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Volunteers are sought to teach reading, writing, English, life skills and subject areas of the GED including math, social studies and science. Potential 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. Registration is required by emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and the Role of Law in Lima 4:00 pm
We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and the Role of Law in Lima @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm
Perry Bush, professor of history, will present the colloquium, “We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and the Role of Law in Lima,” at 4 p.m. Friday. Bush will tell the story of the last attempted lynching in the state of Ohio. In 1916, an angry mob in Lima went after Allen County Sheriff Sherman Eley for protecting the location of a black man who was accused of raping a local woman. Knowing the accused man was in grave danger, Eley moved him out of the county jail and into a facility in Putnam County. In the accused man’s absence, the mob went after Eley and his family instead. The presentation is free and open to the public in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.
Fall Night Sky Program 6:00 pm
Fall Night Sky Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
A program on the fall night sky will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the portable planetarium in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Participants will sit on the floor. The program is free, but registration is required because of limited capacity. Register by 4 p.m. Friday online at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” calendar, or at the Hancock Park District office. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Recovery March 8:00 am
Recovery March @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Recovery March will take place Saturday at the DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church. The resource fair opens at 8 a.m., and the proclamation and march kickoff will be at 9. Local recovery speakers will start at 10:30, with the keynote speaker at 11. Exhibits will close at noon. Focus on Friends will again have a resource fair along with the march. Community agencies, 12-step groups and other recovery pathways will have tables with information. Mayor Lydia Mihalik will deliver a proclamation and Judge Reginald Routson will speak. Todd Crandell, founder of Racing for Recovery, is keynote speaker.
Fall Bird Migration Program 9:00 am
Fall Bird Migration Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A program on fall bird migration will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. There will be an hourlong presentation at 9 a.m. and an hourlong bird-watching hike at 10 a.m. Participants may bring binoculars, telescopes, or cameras. No experience is necessary. The free program is recommended for individuals at least 6 years old. Register by 4 p.m. Friday at www.HancockParks.com under the “Programs & Activities” calendar, or at the Hancock Park District office. For more information, call the office, 419-425-7275.
Ultimate Dogpawlooza 9:00 am
Ultimate Dogpawlooza @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ultimate Dogpawlooza will run rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Township Road 208. Ultimate Air Dogs will be featured from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the program is free to attend. Shows will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Check-in and practice begins at 10 a.m. The event will showcase distance jumping in different rounds, called “splashes.” Each competitor gets two jumps per splash, with the longer of the two jumps counting as their score. The dog’s score will determine their division, with the top five dogs in each division competing in the Division Finals for ribbons and bragging rights. Dog and handler teams can also earn annual titles on the Ultimate Air Dog Database by participating in the splash. Competition is open to dogs that can swim and are at least 6 months old. Purebred or mixed, large or small dogs are welcome to participate, but female dogs in heat are banned from the premises for all of the dogs’ protection. There will be an open practice, time permitting, so dogs may try for $10 per jump. If dogs are having difficulty learning, a crew of volunteers often provide assistance between activities. For more information about Ultimate Air Dogs, visit www.ultimateairdogs.com. Food trucks and more vendors will be on hand this year, and there will also be two demonstrations by the police/sheriff’s office K-9 units; dog agility demonstrations in the dog park; and LaRiche car dealers will provide free engraved pet nametags. The event’s proceeds will help the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County care for the animals at the shelter. The Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County does not receive funds from the Humane Society of the United States, a nonaffiliated organization, or from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The shelter also does not receive tax dollars. Participants and visitors can bring items to pack a LaRiche Toyota or Subaru to benefit the Humane Society. Wish-list items include bleach, high-efficiency detergent, paper towels and trash bags. For a complete wish list, visit www.hancockhumanesociety.com. Call the Humane Society at 419-423-1664 for additional information.
Growing Green: Harvest Time 10:00 am
Growing Green: Harvest Time @ McKinnis House Garden in Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A youth program on gardening will be held at McKinnis Garden, with harvesting and shelling of beans, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The program is called “Growing Green: Harvest Time.” There will be a snack from the garden or orchard, depending on what has ripened. The program is free, but registration is required by 1 p.m. Friday, online at www.HancockParks.com or at the Hancock Park District office. Participants are required to be 4 to 18 years old. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring work gloves. For more information call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Raise The Wall for Apostle Build 2017 10:00 am
Raise The Wall for Apostle Build 2017 @ 1623 Payne Ave.
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am
Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County will host a raise the wall event for the Apostle Build 2017 home at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1623 Payne Ave. The project represents the local Habitat chapter’s 40th home and its third Apostle Build. The home will be dedicated Oct. 14. The project will include 450 volunteers who will take 14 volunteer days in September to build the home. The new homeowners will be Amber Mulholland and her 4-year-old daughter, Makenna.
Indian Day Celebration 11:30 am
Indian Day Celebration @ Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation
Sep 9 @ 11:30 am
An “Indian Day” celebration at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey will feature a Syro Malabar Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 in the original shrine church. The celebrant will be Father Tony Vattaparambil. Confessions and devotions will also be offered on this day.
Gospel Singing and Dinner 5:00 pm
Gospel Singing and Dinner @ South Side Restaurant
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gospel singing and dinner will be held Sept. 9 at Findlay’s South Side Restaurant, 3050 S. Main St. Dinner is at 5 p.m., followed from 6-8 by singing. Performers include Latter Rain, Jake Reel and Chris Baldwin. Call Mark Glick at 419-934-5456 for more information.
City Mission Masquerade Gala 6:00 pm
City Mission Masquerade Gala @ Findlay Country Club
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm
A Masquerade Gala to benefit the City Mission will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Findlay Country Club. Sponsorships are still available, and tickets are on sale at www.findlaymission.org. For more information, contact Joy Barger at 419-423-9151.
Quarry Farm Jam 6:00 pm
Quarry Farm Jam @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music of all kinds will fill the air Saturday as The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm, Pandora, hosts its annual jam from 6-9 p.m. People of all ages are invited to this free family-friendly event. Bring a lawn chair and spend a sweet late summer evening with music under the outdoor pavilion’s big red roof, alongside the calls from the nature preserve. The farm is located just north of 14321 Road 7L. Visit www.thequarryfarm.org or call 419-384-7195 for more information.
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Phillips Discovery Center Open House 1:00 pm
Phillips Discovery Center Open House @ Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house in the Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve from 1-4 p.m. Sunday will allow visitors to learn about some weird, but true, facts in science and nature. For instance, a male ostrich can roar like a lion and sharks have eight senses. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
From Conflict to Communion: Together in Hope 3:00 pm
From Conflict to Communion: Together in Hope @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Sep 10 @ 3:00 pm
Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of the Catholic Diocese of Toledo and Bishop Daniel Beaudoin of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will be co-celebrants of a September prayer service in Findlay. “From Conflict to Communion: Together in Hope,” a joint commemoration of the Reformation, will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road. The service will follow the format of one held in Lund, Sweden, last October, when Pope Francis held a prayer service with Bishop Munib A. Younan, head of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and president of the Lutheran World Federation. Organizers hope representatives from each congregation will attend. There are 162 individual congregations in the ELCA synod and 123 in the Catholic diocese. The Sept. 10 service will include prayer, and both bishops will offer reflection. A reception will follow. Another Findlay service will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St. This date coincides with Reformation Sunday itself, and its service is likely to be smaller. Speakers will include the Rev. Ralph Mineo, a former Catholic priest and now pastor at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in North Baltimore and St. John’s Lutheran Church in McComb, and dean of the synod’s Central Conference, as well as married couples in which one spouse is Lutheran and the other Catholic.
Johnny Mathis 7:00 pm
Johnny Mathis @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm
 
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Nature’s Less-Than-Lovable Features 10:00 am
Nature’s Less-Than-Lovable Features @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program for preschoolers about nature’s “less-than-lovable” features will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The presentation will include facts about slimy, sticky, smelly and ugly items in nature. The program is for 3- to 6-year-old youngsters, accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. There will be a story and hands-on activity. Registration is not required for the free program. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
Master Gardeners: Community Gardens 3:18 pm
Master Gardeners: Community Gardens @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 11 @ 3:18 pm – 4:18 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a program, “Master Gardeners: Community Gardens” at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Lindamood Room. Master Gardener Karl Farwig will discuss how to set up community gardens, as well as the benefits and challenges that are associated with them. Registration is required by calling 419-422-1712 or visiting www.findlaylibrary.org.
Grand Love 4:00 pm
Grand Love
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
Estate Planning Basics 6:30 pm
Estate Planning Basics @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental Branch
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm
A free program titled “Estate Planning Basics” will be held in September at both the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Continental branch. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in Ottawa and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Continental. The speaker is Joseph C. Schroeder, an attorney with Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP. To register for the Ottawa program, call 419-523-3747. For the Continental program, call 419-596-3727.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 11 @ 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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Harvest and Herb Festival 9:00 am
Harvest and Herb Festival @ Main Street, Ada
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ada rolls out the red carpet on Saturday for the 32nd annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest and Herb Festival in downtown Ada, according to David Dellifield, chamber president. This year’s festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. As in past year’s, it will fill Ada’s Main Street from Highland to College. Main Street will be closed at State Route 235 all the way to State Route 81. Earlier this week there were 125 vendors registered and that number continues to grow. Booths are 12 feet wide by 8 feet deep and are available while they last. New vendors are invited to participate and all questions and request for booth space may be e-mailed to: harvestandherb@gmail.com. Entertainment takes place from noon to 4 p.m. in the depot parking lot. At noon Ada’s mayor, David Retterer, will welcome everyone. The Ada VFW color guard will raise the flag. Alison McCliinton will sing the National Anthem. The entertainment schedule follows: 12:45 p.m. – Ali McClintock, country variety show 1:30 p.m. – Emma Ferguson, pop and country show 2:15 p.m. – Mark Hodges, oldies by goodies 3:30 p.m. – The Wild Steelions, steel drum band Following the opening ceremonies the 2017 Harvest and Herb Festival queen will be announced. Candidates are Ada High School seniors: Caitlyn Stover, daughter of Curt and Amy Stover. Lyric Jones, daughter of Scott and Bridgette Jones. Madison Preston, daughter of John and Christa Preston. Nikki Lehsten, daughter of David Lehsten and Michele Giddens. Participants are invited to join the Harvest and Herb Festival parade. The parade forms at 9 a.m. in the Ada schools parking lot and starts at 10 a.m. Junior Weihrauch of Arlington is the parade director. Persons with questions may contact him at 419-365-5304 or 419-889-4315.
On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge 4:00 pm
On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge @ Celebrezze Moot Courtroom (Room 129) at the Ohio Northern University College of Law
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm
Emily Houh will discuss “On Professors, Podcasts and the Democratization of ‘Elite’ Knowledge” at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Celebrezze Moot Courtroom (Room 129) at the Ohio Northern University College of Law. Houh is the Gustavus Henry Wald professor of law and contracts at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She will discuss the rise of podcasts as a source of news, culture, popular history, political analysis and, increasingly, legal knowledge. She also will explore the extent to which academics engage in podcasting and what types of subjects matter most. Houh will discuss whether “elite” forms of knowledge, such as constitutional theory, criminal procedure and critical race theory, should be made more accessible. In addition, she will discuss how principles of academic freedom impact professors who podcast. The talk, part of the ONU Law Dean’s Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
NAMI Basics 6:15 pm
NAMI Basics @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 12 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
Emergency Preparedness 101 6:30 pm
Emergency Preparedness 101 @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“Emergency Preparedness 101” will be presented from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Bluffton Public Library. Randy Augsburger, a writer of preparedness articles, will cover the basics of how to prepare for a variety of emergencies. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
Findlay Garden Club 7:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club @ Fox Run Manor
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm
Brad Brooks of Tawa Mulch and Landscape Supply will present a program on pruning small trees and shrubs at the 7 p.m. meeting of the Findlay Garden Club on Tuesday. The meeting will be held at Fox Run Manor on Township Road 145, and the public is invited. Visit www.findlaygardenclub.org for more information about the club.
Bluffton University Music Faculty Recital 7:30 pm
Bluffton University Music Faculty Recital @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Bluffton University Music Faculty Recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the university’s Yoder Recital Hall
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Meeting 9:00 am
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Meeting @ Dark Horse
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am
The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Dark Horse, 4136 N. Main St. The speaker is Hancock County Sheriff Mike Heldman who will give an overview of the current drug situation in the county. The meeting is open to all retired teachers and their spouses.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10:00 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am
Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.
Wellness with America’s Fun Fitness Coach 11:30 am
Wellness with America’s Fun Fitness Coach @ Hilton Garden Inn
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
“Wellness with America’s Fun Fitness Coach” will be presented by Jim Steffen at a luncheon meeting of the Findlay Area Human Resources Association on Sept. 13 at Hilton Garden Inn. Registration and lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation will start at noon. The program costs $17 for members, $23 for nonmembers and $5 for students/members in transition. Registration can be done at http://fahra.mightevent.com/events/event-Results.cfm
The Power of Choice: Energy Choice in Ohio 6:30 pm
The Power of Choice: Energy Choice in Ohio @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“The Power of Choice: Energy Choice in Ohio” will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. The program helps consumers understand how Ohio’s energy markets work, find and compare offers from competitive suppliers and how to deal with door-to-door sales and telemarketing. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Hardin County Democratic Party Meeting 7:00 pm
Hardin County Democratic Party Meeting @ Henry’s Restaurant
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Hardin County Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Henry’s Restaurant in Kenton. Attendees can come at 6 p.m. to order dinner.
You’re Not Alone 7:00 pm
You’re Not Alone @ Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re Not Alone support group meets 7-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) meeting room, 438 Carnahan Ave., Findlay. Call 419-722-4506.
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Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Fall Book Sale
Kaubisch Memorial Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Sep 14 – Sep 19 all-day
The Kaubisch Memorial Public Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria, will hold its annual fall book sale Thursday through Sept. 19. Beginning Sept. 18, prices will be discounted to $1 per bag. For more information, call 419-435-2813 or visit fostoria.lib.oh.us.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.
What’s In Your Grocery Cart 4:30 pm
What’s In Your Grocery Cart @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
“What’s In Your Grocery Cart,” presented by Peggy Meents, OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program coordinator, will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s Lindamood Room. Meents will examine common grocery store items and challenge participants to put healthy and well-balanced items into their grocery cart. Recipes using cauliflower rice will be sampled and information on pantry staples will be provided. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-422-1712 or online at www.findlaylibrary.org/.
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class 5:00 pm
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn how to help them at a new class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. It will continue for six consecutive Thursdays, through Oct. 19. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. The class consists of six sessions, held once a week, with a maximum of 10 participants. Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions, but it is not a requirement. There is no charge to attend. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober,” or they can borrow a book during the class. Participants can register by calling the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985.
Girls Night Out — Botanical Beauty 6:30 pm
Girls Night Out — Botanical Beauty @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will host a “Girls Night Out — Botanical Beauty” program at 6:30 p.m. today. Participants will enjoy an essential spa treatment and learn how to make their own at home. The library is located at 102 W. Lima St., Forest. For more information, call the library at 419-273-2400.
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Chip in for Charity Golf Scramble 9:00 am
Chip in for Charity Golf Scramble @ Sycamore Springs Golf Club
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am
Christian Clearing House will hold a “Chip in for Charity” golf scramble Sept. 15 at Sycamore Springs Golf Club, Arlington. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9. The cost is $80 per person/$320 per team, which includes green fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. Registrations will be accepted for both teams and individual players. A hole-in-one contest will feature a $5,000 saving bond. Raffle tickets for Ohio State and Detroit Lions football games and other various prizes will also be given away. All proceeds will benefit Christian Clearing House, an agency that helps Hancock County residents in emergency situations. Call 419-422-2222 or email tstahl@hcchfindlay.org to register or for more information.
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
Access Bars Free Clinic 11:00 am
Access Bars Free Clinic @ Focus on Friends
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
An Access Bars free clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
Cassini’s Final Plunge into Saturn 9:00 pm
Cassini’s Final Plunge into Saturn @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Sep 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University observatory will be open to the public from 9-11 p.m. Friday to observe “Cassini’s final plunge into Saturn.” Cassini-Huygens planetary orbiter and probe departed on its mission to Saturn on Oct. 15, 1997. Twenty years later it is about to end its mission in spectacular fashion by burning up in Saturn’s atmosphere. Although Cassini will not be visible in the observatory’s telescopes, Saturn will be along with its rings and moons. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Historic Barn Tour 7:00 am
Historic Barn Tour
Sep 16 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host its fourth Historic Barn Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The self-guided tour will showcase six historic barns in southern Hancock County, dating from the 1840s-1880s. Guests on the tour will learn the history of the barns and the farms they occupy. Many of the farms have been passed down in the same families for several generations. The barns display a wide array of timber-framing techniques and styles and have come to serve a variety of purposes. While some of the barns are being adaptively reused, others remain fully functional outbuildings on working farms. In addition to a wealth of historical information, guests will enjoy a day of activities promoting Hancock County heritage at each of the tour stops, including an antique machinery demonstrations, quilt show, local food vendors, hewing and timber framing demonstrations with JCM Timberworks, live music with Dulcimer Gatherin’ and the classic country band, East of Cheyenne. New this year, the museum will host a Breakfast in the Barn from 7-10 a.m., prior to the tour. The event will be held in the historic Glick-Etler barn in Jenera. Elaine Bruggeman, owner of the Main Street Deli, will prepare the meal. Food will be served buffet style in an open-house fashion. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the museum and are $10. Breakfast tickets are limited and must be purchased separately from the barn tour. Breakfast tickets are available at the museum or online. Tickets to the tour are available pre-sale for $10 at the museum and at the following sponsor locations: Findlay Implement Co., Reineke Ford in Findlay, Legacy Farmers’ Cooperative in Findlay, Citizen’s National Bank in Findlay and Bluffton, Ag Credit in Findlay, and The Alliance in Findlay. Tickets are available online at http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/events/historic-barn-tour/ and will also be available the day of the tour for $10 for museum members and $15 for nonmembers. The tour is self-guided and participants may start at any of the barns and proceed in any order. Children age 16 and younger will be admitted free. In 2015, nearly 700 people attended the tour. The previous year, the event was awarded the Public Education & Awareness Award by the Ohio State Historic Preservation Office for one of the best preservation programs in the state. For more information and a map of the tour stops, visit www.hancockhistoricalmuseum.org or call the museum at 419-423-4433.
North Baltimore Area Historical Society Craft Bazaar 9:00 am
North Baltimore Area Historical Society Craft Bazaar @ North Baltimore Area Historical Society
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
NORTH BALTIMORE — A bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Baltimore Area Historical Society. Local crafters will have holiday items for sale, and proceeds will support the organization. The society is located at 229 N. Main St., across from the North Baltimore Public Library. Admission and parking are free.
2017 Hancock County Walk to End Alzheimer’s 10:00 am
2017 Hancock County Walk to End Alzheimer’s @ Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am
The 2017 Hancock County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at the University of Findlay Koehler Center. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the walk at 10. Online registration is available at http://act.alz.org/HancockCounty2017. Organizers have set a goal of 677 participants/56 teams, with a fundraising goal of $70,000. Teams consist of two or more individuals, and those who raise $100 or more will receive an event T-shirt.
Family Fun Day and Corn Roast 12:00 pm
Family Fun Day and Corn Roast @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A family fun day and corn roast will be noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Food and Hats 1:00 pm
Food and Hats @ Jones Mansion
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm
Terry Downey will be the guest presenter at a summer luncheon, “Food and Hats,” featuring dishes straight from the garden, including fresh lemonade, dilly beans and pear butter. Downey will bring part of her large hat collection to share with guests, which spans more than 150 years. Guests are encouraged to wear a vintage or modern hat. Doors open at 12:30.
America 8:00 pm
America @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm
Founded by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and former member Dan Peek, America combines melodic pop rock, folk jazz elements, slinky Latin-leaning rhythms and traditional country rock. The classic rock band’s songs include “A Horse with No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “I Need You” and “Tin Man.”
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Protestant Reformation Special Service and Dinner 9:30 am
Protestant Reformation Special Service and Dinner @ St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9340 Township Road 32, Jenera, invites everyone to attend a special Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17. This service will include all of the congregation’s musical groups and will commemorate the 15th year of the church’s adult bell choir. Following the service, a traditional German dinner of brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, tossed salad, apple dumplings and ice cream will be served. Hot dogs and mashed potatoes will also be available. Tickets for this dinner are free, although all attendees must have a ticket so organizers know how many to prepare for. Tickets may be obtained from the church secretary at 419-326-3535 weekdays at the church office or between Sunday services through Sept. 3.
Stephen Takacs Art Exhibit Reception 1:00 pm
Stephen Takacs Art Exhibit Reception @ Grace Albrecht Gallery
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A reception with artist Stephen Takacs will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center. Takacs is a multidisciplinary artist from Columbus whose exhibit “Brownie in Motion” opened on Aug. 28 and will continue through Sept. 22. “Brownie In Motion” is a traveling art installation, photographic darkroom and functioning camera modeled after an iconic Kodak Brownie. The reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Behind the Facade: Riverside Ramble 2:00 pm
Behind the Facade: Riverside Ramble @ Downtown Tiffin
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Tiffin Historic Trust will conduct one of its Behind the Facade walking tours, “Riverside Ramble,” during the city’s Heritage Festival Weekend. The self-guided tour will explore the city’s architectural heritage and history from its earliest days, and includes several properties in the Frost Parkway-Adams Street-North Monroe Street area, including the restored 1862 Tiffin Train Depot and the building that served as the Fort Ball Bed and Breakfast. Fort Ball Pizza Palace and Ralph’s Joy of Living will serve refreshments. Admission: $5, available at Ralph’s Joy of Living, 33 N. Washington St., after 1:45 p.m. the day of the event.
Ragtime and Classical Masterworks 4:00 pm
Ragtime and Classical Masterworks @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm
The Full Sound Chamber Group will return to Findlay to perform “Ragtime and Classical Masterworks: timeless music of the ages.” The show will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 128 W. Hardin St. Admission is free, with a freewill offering accepted. The show features American ragtime and classical selections, with Mikhail Glinka’s “Grand Sextet in E-Flat” as the featured composition. The group of five brothers has been performing for six years, and consists of: Shalem Loritsch, violin; Chesed Loritsch, violin; Chayah Loritsch, viola and piano; Racham Loritsch, cello; Tsidqah Loritsch, double-bass and piano. All of the Loritsch brothers perform in the Ohio Northern University Symphony Orchestra, and in the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra in Delaware as needed. For more information, visit fullsoundchambergroup.com.
Faith Prince 7:30 pm
Faith Prince @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm
Musical theater performer Faith Prince, winner of both the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the 1992 Broadway revival of “Guys and Dolls,” will perform on Sunday, Sept. 17 as part of the University of Findlay’s Donnell Broadway Concert Series. She will be accompanied by Phil Reno, a Grammy-nominated Broadway conductor and musical director who is currently the musical director and vocal arranger for the Tony-nominated smash hit, “Something Rotten!” The 7:30 p.m. performance will be held at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $11 for non-UF students. They can be purchased at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., or online at www.marathoncenterarts.org. They can also be purchased at the door on the night of the concert. Admission will be free for UF students, faculty and staff with a valid university ID. Prince, a University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music graduate, has also been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards for her rendition of Ella Peterson in the 2001 revival of “Bells are Ringing.” In film, she has appeared in “The Last Dragon,” “Dave,” “Picture Perfect,” “It Had to Be You,” and “Material Girls.” On television, she had featured regular roles in “High Society,” “Now and Again,” “Spin City,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Huff,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Melissa & Joey,” and “Modern Family.” Her guest appearances have been seen in “Remington Steele,” “Frasier,” “House,” “Monk,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Mad Men,” and more. Prince works often with the Boston Pops, Utah Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, and Philly Pops. Prince enjoys offering personalized coaching and guidance for aspiring and working actors who are seeking to expand their skill sets. She will be teaching a master class for University of Findlay theater students. For more information on Faith Prince, visit her website at www.faith-prince.com. Reno is originally from Tiffin. Prior to “Something Rotten!” his work included “The Producers” (2001-2007), the Broadway revival of “Promises, Promises” (2010), “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Thou Shalt Not,” “Cats” and “Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.” He has also contributed orchestrations for the television show, “Broadway Under the Stars” (CBS, 2002-2006) and the film adaptation of “The Producers” (2005). Prince and Reno’s UF performance will feature Prince singing various musical theatre songs, accompanied by Reno on the piano.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sep 18 @ 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.
Findlay Bridge-A-Round Kickoff Luncheon 11:30 am
Findlay Bridge-A-Round Kickoff Luncheon @ Olive Garden
Sep 18 @ 11:30 am
Findlay Bridge-A-Round is organizing for the 2017-18 season, which will be held from October through April. The purpose of the club is to meet new friends, renew old friendships and enjoy playing bridge. Registration fee is $10 per person for each flight in which one plays. A person may play in more than one flight. The group will have a kickoff luncheon at the Olive Garden at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Contact Sharon at 419-423-9032 or Marilyn at 419-423-8485 for more details or entry forms. The deadline to submit entry forms is Sept. 4.
Grand Love 4:00 pm
Grand Love
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
Intellectual Property and Copyrights 6:00 pm
Intellectual Property and Copyrights @ Putnam County District Library
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm
At 6 p.m. Sept. 18, Jacob “Jake” Ward will present an informative program on intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyrights, especially how it relates to DIY inventors and business entrepreneurs. A question and answer session will follow. The program will be held in Ottawa and is free to attend. Registration is recommended by calling the Ottawa library.
Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora-Riley Township Branch
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jeanne Beutler will teach a watercolor class from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Putnam County District Library’s Pandora-Riley Township location. Participants will paint a beginner-level lighthouse scene. The $10 fee includes all supplies. Registration is required by Sept. 11 by calling 419-384-3232.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sep 19 @ 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.
Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States 11:00 am
Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am
“Machiavelli and the Constitution of the United States,” a Constitution Day forum by Dr. William Angel, professor emeritus of political science at The Ohio State University at Lima, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall
Exchange Club of Findlay 12:00 pm
Exchange Club of Findlay @ University of Findlay Henderson Hall -- Rosewood Room
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm
The Exchange Club of Findlay meets at noon the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the University of Findlay Henderson Hall Rosewood Room.
Forest Fiber Fanatics 1:00 pm
Forest Fiber Fanatics @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Forest Fiber Fanatics, a group of knitters and crocheters, will meet twice a month at the Forest-Jackson Public Library beginning Tuesday. Those attending may work on their own projects, or help work on projects for charity. The group will meet from 6-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and from 1-3 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Contact Barb Scott at 440-967-3680 for more information.
Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal 4:00 pm
Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal @ Mazza Museum
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Douglas Hesse, a professor of English at the University of Denver and former University of Findlay English Department member, will be the next UF College of Liberal Arts Richard E. Wilkin Events speaker. He will give a free, public lecture, titled “Writing as a Liberal Art in an Age Neither Artful nor Liberal,” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mazza Museum. For more information on this event and the Richard E. Wilkin Events Series, contact Christine Tulley, professor of English and director of UF’s Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing Program, at tulley@findlay.edu or at 419-434-4608.
Hancock County Genealogical Society Banquet 6:00 pm
Hancock County Genealogical Society Banquet @ Liberty Township Hall
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm
The Hancock County Genealogical Society banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Liberty Township Hall, 9974 Township Road 89, behind the Liberty Township Fire Department on County Road 140. The speaker is Josiah Hall, who will talk about factions of the Vietnam War. There will also be a silent auction. Reservations are due by Sept. 10 and can be made by contacting Justin at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library or sending a reservation and $16 to P.O. Box 672, Findlay, 45839-0672. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 419-422-8420.
NAMI Basics 6:15 pm
NAMI Basics @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 19 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
Transition Bluffton: Invasive Plant Species 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton: Invasive Plant Species @ Bluffton Town Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton will host a free presentation on invasive plant species at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. Botanist Bob Antibus will talk and take questions about invasive plants in northwest Ohio. Invasive plants are non-native species that can threaten natural resources. Problems caused by invasive plants include crowding out native Ohio plants, loss of suitable foods for area wildlife and less plant diversity. A professor emeritus from Bluffton University, Antibus taught botany from 1980 to 2015. After completing PhD research in Point Barrow Alaska, he conducted funded research in the Lake District of England, Costa Rica, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. He also serves as a Johnny Appleseed Park District commissioner and member of the Blanchard River Watershed Board. To learn more, visit TransitionBluffton.org or contact the series organizers by email at transitionbluffton@gmail.com.
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Flag City Honor Flight Trip to Washington, D.C.
Flag City Honor Flight Trip to Washington, D.C. @ Washington, D.C.
Sep 20 all-day
Flag City Honor Flight has announced that it will offer flights to Washington, D.C., on June 7 and Sept. 20. As the Findlay-based hub of the national Honor Flight network, Flag City Honor Flight flies veterans free of charge to the nation’s capital to visit their memorials. Flag City Honor Flight normally makes just one flight to Washington each year. However, a second flight has been added for 2017 due to additional funds having been raised. Veterans, their accompanying guardians, and a small staff of Flag City Honor Flight personnel will travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials, particularly the World War II memorial. Other stops include the Korean War and Vietnam War memorials and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The one-day flights depart from Grand Aire Terminal at Toledo Express Airport. Flag City Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Trips are made possible by donations from individuals, organizations and businesses. Veterans pay nothing and guardians are asked to make a tax-deductible donation of $400. Flag City Honor Flight services primarily northwestern Ohio, southern Michigan and parts of Indiana. However, applications are accepted from any veteran, no matter where he or she lives. World War II veterans receive the highest priority. Those who served during the Korean War are second priority, followed by those who served during the Vietnam War. Flag City Honor Flight is also looking for those who served between World War II and Korea, or between Korea and Vietnam. Those who are terminally ill may be moved up the list. Any veteran is eligible to go on a flight, from any branch of service and any campaign. Both 2017 flights are filling up quickly, and any interested party is encouraged to respond soon. More detailed information for veterans, potential guardians, event volunteers and donors is available at www.flagcityhonorflight.org. Application forms may be downloaded from the website. The organization can be reached at info@flagcityhonorflight.org.
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all-day
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will hold a fall book sale next week on the lower level of the library. Hours are 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23. All proceeds support library programs and services.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10:00 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am
Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.
Board Service 101 5:30 pm
Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will host a four-part “Board Service 101” series beginning Wednesday. The workshops are designed to serve nonprofit board members — those both new to board service and those who are more seasoned — as well as anyone who might have an interest in serving on a board in the future. Sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St. Dates and topics include: Sept. 20: Aly Sterling Philanthropy staff will present the basics of being a member, including roles, responsibilities and best practices. Oct. 4: Patrick Sadowski and Greg Hull will cover legal concerns for board members, such as liability, questions to ask and coverage. Oct. 18: Community Foundation staff will speak on fundraising, including strategies, best practices/trends and resources. Nov. 1: Aly Sterling Philanthropy will discuss the decision to be a board member, signs of a healthy organization and board, as well as an exploration of personal values and skills. The series culminates in a nonprofit “speed dating” event Nov. 15, where nonprofits in search of new board and committee members can network with potential leaders. Those who attend three or more of the sessions will receive a special designation on nametags at the event, making nonprofits aware of their completion of the sessions. Registration is available at www.community-foundation.com.
CPR/AED/First Aid Class 6:00 pm
CPR/AED/First Aid Class @ American Red Cross -- North Central Ohio Chapter
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross will present an adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid class at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. The course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn how to control bleeding and how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.
First Lutheran Church Salad Smorgasbord 6:30 pm
First Lutheran Church Salad Smorgasbord @ First Lutheran Church
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm
On Wednesday, the Women of the ELCA will host a salad smorgasbord in the First Lutheran Church fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Chris Dittmar will present a program on the recent Reformation tour of Luther’s Germany. All women of the church are welcome. Due to construction, all are reminded to enter by the Lincoln Street or elevator entrances.
Oktoberfest Pageant 7:00 pm
Oktoberfest Pageant @ Findlay Room at Alexandria’s
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Oktoberfest Pageant will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Findlay Room at Alexandria’s, 132 E. Crawford St., with rehearsal held Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the same location. Age divisions are: Wee Oktoberfest Princess, ages 4-6; Little Oktoberfest Princess, ages 7-9; Petite Oktoberfest Princess, ages 10-12; Oktoberfest Princess, ages 13-15; Oktoberfest Queen, ages 16-18. Contestants must reside in Findlay/Hancock County geographical boundaries or attend a school within the boundaries. Winners and two runner-ups will be selected from each division; all contestants will receive gifts. Winners of each division will be named to the Findlay/Hancock County Oktoberfest Court and will crown next year’s winners; the queen and princesses will be introduced as the reigning court at the main Oktoberfest event on Sept. 23. The Queen age division also offers a $500 scholarship for post-secondary education or training, which this year is being donated by the First Federal Bank. Wee, Little, and Petite contestants will model “dress up” clothing; and walk in a pattern from back to front with poses both on the entry floor and also on the stage. Princess contestants will model either a short or long “dress up” clothing using same pattern as above and answer a randomly selected question individually in 30 seconds or less on stage. Queen contestants will model using long formal wear and have up to two minutes to answer a question they will be given at rehearsal. The pageant co-chairs, Kathy Siebenaler Wilson and Shelly Naugle Pahl, said the pageant offers opportunities for youth to get involved in the community. Past winners have participated in community events including the Halloween parade, the holiday Christmas tree lighting, and the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. The event has roots in the Miss Flag City pageant that was for older girls only, and the Oktoberfest Pageant was developed to offer several age groups opportunities to demonstrate their talents, poise and self-confidence, the co-chairs said. Registration costs $20 if received by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 (first 15 contestants in each division will be accepted), and $25 if received by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. Make cash or check payable to: Hancock Historical Museum. To register, pick up an entry form at Hancock Historical Museum or visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest-pageant/ and detach and complete the bottom portion of the entry form attached at the bottom of the page and mail or hand-deliver with a nonrefundable entry fee and a wallet-sized head-shot photo to: Hancock Historical Museum, Attention: Lauren Etler, 422 W. Sandusky St., Findlay 45480. For more information or questions, call 419-722-0248 (leave a message, calls will be returned after 5 p.m.).
Carsie Blanton 7:30 pm
Carsie Blanton @ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall at Marathon Center for Performing Arts
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Carsie Blanton will kick off the 2017-2018 Live @ Armes Series at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Blanton grew up in Virginia, left home at the age of 16, and is based in New Orleans. She has toured the United States, Europe and Australia with several of her musical heroes, including Paul Simon, The Wood Brothers, Loudon Wainwright III, John Oates, Shawn Colvin, The Weepies and Anais Mitchell. She also enjoys Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Erykah Badu, Nick Lowe, Tom Waits, Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday. She writes on her website that she loves songs, but not genre categorization. Her eclectic list of influences is reflected in her discography, which spans several styles of music. Her latest record, 2016’s “So Ferocious,” is a playful indie-pop record with lyrics exploring themes of pleasure, ferocity, and female empowerment. Her 2014 album, “Not Old, Not New” contains classic jazz music; “Idiot Heart” and “Rude Remarks,” her 2012 and 2013 albums, tackle Americana and rock styles; and 2009’s “Buoy” features folk and pop. In addition to her five full-length albums and two EPs, Blanton has gained popularity for her blog (which tackles questions of love and sexuality) and music videos (notably for Hot Night and Baby Can Dance). The Live @ Armes Series is meant to create an intimate, jazz club atmosphere, featuring general admission theater-style seating on the main floor or general admission bistro-style tabletop seating, with four seats per table. The main floor tickets cost $25, the tabletop seats are $35 and they can be ordered by calling the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, and visiting the box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Customers can also visit http://marathoncenterarts.org/event/carsie-blanton/ and click on the “Buy Tickets” button underneath the Carsie Blanton photograph. For more information, call the box office, visit the Marathon Center website or go to www.carsieblanton.com.
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Cosiano Health Center Health and Wellness Fair 10:00 am
Cosiano Health Center Health and Wellness Fair @ University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The University of Findlay is hosting the Cosiano Health Center’s Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Alumni Memorial Union. The fair is free and open to the community and includes health screenings and educational materials.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.
Camp Fire Back-To-School Carnival 5:00 pm
Camp Fire Back-To-School Carnival @ Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Camp Fire will host a free back-to-school carnival from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at its office, 305 W. Hardin St. The event will feature games, a bounce house, food and information on upcoming programs including after-school clubs for elementary youth; classroom enrichment programs for all grade levels; and “School Day Out” camps offered on days when kids are home and their parents must work. Environmental education and camp programs are available for youth of all ages, and Teens in Action reaches youth ages 12-18. For more information, call Camp Fire at 419-422-5415.
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class 5:00 pm
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn how to help them at a new class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. It will continue for six consecutive Thursdays, through Oct. 19. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. The class consists of six sessions, held once a week, with a maximum of 10 participants. Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions, but it is not a requirement. There is no charge to attend. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober,” or they can borrow a book during the class. Participants can register by calling the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985.
Sew Many Memories 5:30 pm
Sew Many Memories @ Birchaven Village
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a “Sew Many Memories” grief support program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane. The program, open to any adult, child or family who has recently experienced the death of a loved one, will offer participants the opportunity to turn their loved one’s clothing into a keepsake. No sewing experience is necessary, and volunteers will be available to assist. Participants must attend both sessions, as the first is for planning purposes and the second is for sewing. Registration is required by Sept. 18. Call Bridge Bereavement Services at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.
League of Women Voters 7:00 pm
League of Women Voters @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
An organizational meeting for a League of Women Voters group will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the basement of St. Mark’s Methodist Church. The nonpartisan league will take stands on issues and hold candidate debates in an attempt to encourage dialogue among people with differing political philosophies. Coordinators are Colleen Benelli Reed and Dianne Jacobson, and all women from Findlay and Hancock County are encouraged to attend.
Military Service Academy Nominations and Appointments Informational Meeting 7:00 pm
Military Service Academy Nominations and Appointments Informational Meeting @ Owens Community College’s Findlay Campus, Conference Room EC 111 ABC
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
An informational meeting about military service academy nominations and appointments will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Owens Community College’s Findlay Campus, Conference Room EC 111 ABC, for high school students and parents. U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, will review the congressional nomination process. Participants will be able to meet with representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York; and U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut. Potential candidates may also obtain an application for a service academy nomination at the meeting. Applications and additional information are available on Latta’s website. Applications will be due Sept. 30.
Northwest Ohio Area Aglow International Meeting 7:00 pm
Northwest Ohio Area Aglow International Meeting @ EZ Campgrounds
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Northwest Ohio Area Aglow International will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the meeting room at EZ Campgrounds, 14338 Townline Kossuth Road, St. Mary’s. Registration will be taken at the door, where an offering will be received.
Decades Rewind 7:30 pm
Decades Rewind @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm
Decades Rewind plans to take the audience back to the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s when it brings its national touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The show’s setlist features medleys of disco, rock, funk and Motown hits, including favorites from Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Van Halen, Katrina and the Waves, Queen, Earth, Wind and Fire, Parliament, Marvin Gaye, Janis Joplin, and more. The production will feature non-stop historical videos corresponding to each decade, in addition to more than 100 costume changes. Tour manager Sandy Gatti told The New Jersey Stage the show was conceived when her husband, keyboardist Peter Gatti, and his friend, drummer Mark Blinkhorn, would play ’60s, ’70s and ’80s tunes in Florida, while sometimes adding props and costumes to their performances. “Decades Rewind is the same thing “Š– except on steroids!” she said. “It features 120 tunes “Š–“Š not to mention over 100 costumes”Š — “Šand the songs are done in reverse order”Š — ‘”Š80s, ’70s, and then ’60s “Š–“Š which is great because even though we have very diverse audiences, everyone stays for the ’60s!” The production has grown to feature Coya Jones, Ashley Renee, Calvin Johnson, Frank J. Edmondson III, Wade Whiskey and Monica Cox on vocals; Al Owen and Jimmy Delisi on guitar; Jeff Stoddard on bass; Ryan Redden on saxophone; Jimmy Blount on trombone; and Patrick McKenzie on trumpet. The performers have played music with stars like Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Reba McEntire, Burt Bacharach, Liza Minnelli, Dickey Betts and Quiet Riot’s Kevin DuBrow; and their backgrounds span opera, rock, musical theater and R&B music. Tickets range from $42 to $47 and they can be ordered by calling the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, visiting the box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or an hour before the performance. Customers can also visit http://marathoncenterarts.org/event/decades-rewind/ and click on the “Buy Tickets” button underneath the “Decades Rewind!” logo. For more information, call the box office, visit the Marathon Center website or go to www.decadesrewind.com.
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Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session
Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session @ Kalahari Resort - Sandusky
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
The 128th session of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, dubbed the “Unforgettable Stories” session, will be held Sept. 22-24 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. All Eastern Star members are sincerely encouraged to attend the session, which concludes with the installation of 2017-18 grand officers at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Contact chairman of arrangements Jan Foy at 419-618-1194 for more information.
Demonstration Farms Bus Tour 9:00 am
Demonstration Farms Bus Tour
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ada Rotary Club and Flag City Morning Rotary of Findlay are hosting a bus tour of three demonstration farms in the Blanchard River Watershed for Rotarians in District 6600. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with farmers at each stop and hear special lectures on the bus between stops. Featured farms include Stateler Family Farms in McComb, Kurt Farms in Dunkirk and Kellogg Farms in Forest. The tour will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Contact Ron Wyss with Ada Rotary at wyssr@me.com or Laurie Poland with Flag City Morning Rotary at lpoland@findlayhancockchamber.com to register or for more details.
Open Arms Charity Golf Classic 9:00 am
Open Arms Charity Golf Classic @ Red Hawk Run Golf Course
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am
Open Arms will host its 2017 charity golf classic Sept. 22 at Red Hawk Run Golf Course. Breakfast and registration begin at 8 a.m., with a shot-gun start at 9. The event is limited to the first 27 teams to register and pay by Sept. 8. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, with a deadline of Sept. 1. For more information or to sign up, call 419-420-9261 or email OpenArmsGolfClassic@gmail.com.
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Day 1:00 pm
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Day @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will show two movies this month. The matinee movie, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will be shown at 1 p.m. Sept. 22. A freewill donation includes refreshments.
Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment 4:00 pm
Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Dr. Matthew Friesen, assistant professor of sociology, will present “Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment,” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 22, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public. The colloquium will be based on research Friesen conducted on recruitment practices in the United States military. Friesen will discuss how the 1973 shift from the draft to an all-volunteer recruitment model has made an impact on recruitment strategies for the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including employing the use of reserve troops, wavering public support of military deployments and stories of recruiter indiscretion. Friesen will explore how veterans experience the enlistment process and how veterans viewed the honesty of their recruiters. Friesen’s research includes analyses of military recruiter training manuals and 45 interviews with recent military veterans.
Public Genealogy Lock-In 5:00 pm
Public Genealogy Lock-In @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a public genealogy lock-in from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 22. Library staff and volunteers will be available to assist with research, and participants may bring an optional brown bag supper. Children and teens are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by calling the reference desk at 419-422-1712. Parking on Broadway Street is encouraged, as the underground parking garage closes at 5 p.m.
ONU Public Star Party 8:00 pm
ONU Public Star Party @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University observatory will host a public star party from 8-10 p.m. Friday to celebrate the autumnal equinox, which is the astronomical start of fall. On this day, the Earth’s equatorial plane intersects the sun. Consequently, there are approximately equal durations of nighttime and daytime. Also, the sun rises due east and sets due west on this day. Targets will include the setting moon, Saturn, Uranus and deep sky objects. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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Reaching Women Annual Conference 9:00 am
Reaching Women Annual Conference @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Reaching Women presents an interdenominational women’s conference to provide spiritual growth and Christian fellowship to women of all ages. Allison Allen and Vicki Courtney will be the guest speakers and, back by popular demand, Next 2 Nothing will perform as the praise team. Allen uses her talents as a writer and dramatist to share her message, Courtney is an author and speaker who utilizes humor and practicality, and Next 2 Nothing is a praise and worship band with rock and country stylings.
Bluffton Fall Festival 10:00 am
Bluffton Fall Festival @ Bluffton, Ohio
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bluffton’s family-friendly 14th annual Fall Festival is Saturday, Sept. 23. Activities are in six locations throughout the community with most taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As in past festivals, bus transportation is available between all locations at scheduled intervals. Here’s the schedule, by location: Maple Crest Senior Living Village, 700 Maple Crest Court • Antique tractor show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Live music, Wild Steelions steel drum band, 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.; more live music, 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. • Kiddie tractor pull, registration 12:30-1 p.m., pull starts 1 p.m. • Fishing derby (bait and poles provided), 2-3 p.m. • Food for sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St. • Horse-drawn carriage rides between MMH and downtown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Silent auction, MMH lobby. Bids accepted from Sept. 18 to noon on Sept. 23. • Bake sale, 10 a.m. until sold out. Proceeds benefit volunteer service group • Balance test by Northwest Physical Therapy, 10 a.m.-noon • Kid’s activities –, train rides, face painting, straw dig, lawn jenga/corn hole boards, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Kid’s bike raffle, no purchase necessary to enter, drawing at 3:30 p.m. • Food for sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Fun photo booth, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • Outdoor Bingo (no cash prizes), 3-4 p.m. • Kettle corn, maple syrup, soaps and lotions for sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Bluffton • Main Street retail district – businesses open • Farmers’ market, over 25 vendors, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Citizens National Bank parking lot. • Festival praise and worship, Presbyterian Church lawn, music by Bluffton congregations, tent with seating, 10 a.m.-noon • Senior Citizens Center toy car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Center will have lunch items during the show. Swiss Community Historical Society Homestead, 8350 Bixel Road Bluffton Scrap Artists quilt show, petting zoo, straw bale maze and other kid’s games, corn shelling, bread-baking, soup cooking, old-time rural crafts, wagon rides, horse plowing, Swiss-German music, historical exhibits, food for sale, self-guided tours of 1840s garden, barn, workshop, summer kitchen and house. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. BFR Sports and Fitness, 215 Snider Road 5th annual craft and home business expo. Booths of gifts, specialty items and other vendors. Past expos included home improvement, quilts, handmade furniture, glassware, patchwork animals, crocheted items, and fair-trade jewelry. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • Also: meet the BFR staff, tour the facility, watch demonstrations on exercise equipment, and for $1 paint a pumpkin. Bluffton Hospital, 139 Garau St. Lots of kid’s activities including pony rides, inflatable bounce house, slide, obstacle course, pumpkin decorating and light refreshments. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Updates/additional information/cancellations For updates and complete information on the Bluffton Fall Festival visit its Facebook at facebook.com/BlufftonFallFest or www.blufftonfallfestival.com. See posted signs at the “bus stop” at each location for the schedule. Parking is available at each location.
Fostoria Rail Festival 10:00 am
Fostoria Rail Festival @ Fostoria Junior/Senior High School
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rail fans will experience the ride of their lives Saturday during Fostoria’s 16th annual Rail Festival. The yearly train affair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, 1001 Park Ave. The gymnasium, hallway and commons area of the school building will be packed with more than 100 tables for more than 50 vendors set up with model train displays and trinkets. Vendors will include museums, historical societies and model railroaders as well as area and visiting individuals and organizations with antique train memorabilia, clothing, videos, steam-operated items and more. Outside activities will also be available. Yale Skipworth from Lebanon will offer drones and remote-controlled airplanes. Gov. Charles Foster will come alive again in Fostoria Area Historical Society President Leonard Skonecki as he escorts visitors through Fostoria, discussing the history of its railroads. Bus tours, provided by Seneca County Area Transportation, will leave the south entrance of the building every hour beginning at 11 a.m. with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m. While train connoisseurs will have plenty to spark their interest, the Rail Festival will also offer activities for children. A children’s station will be set up in the commons area for youngsters to play with toy trains, color and participate in arts and crafts. Romick Railways will provide train rides for children outside the school while a smaller train ride will be inside. Cost of admittance to the festival is $4 for adults and free for children under the age of 10 with an adult companion. Food will be available inside the school. Parking will be available in the south parking lot. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund next year’s Rail Festival as well as go toward the Fostoria Rail Park.
Ohio Northern University Homecoming 10:30 am
Ohio Northern University Homecoming @ Ohio Northern University
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am
Ohio Northern University’s homecoming theme is “Bringing Memories Out of the Shadows.” Events planned for this weekend are intended to capture the essence of ONU and revive college memories. President Emeritus Kendall Baker and former first lady Toby Baker will be honored at 9 a.m. Saturday with the dedication of the Baker Commons near Affinity Village, located along Polar Bear Way and Loop Road. The homecoming parade in downtown Ada starts at 10:30 a.m., followed at 11:30 a.m. by a tailgate lunch and reunion photos in the King Horn Field House. The homecoming football game vs. Otterbein University will kick off at 1:30 p.m. in Dial-Roberson Stadium. The William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award recipients will be introduced prior to the game at 1 p.m., and the homecoming king and queen will be announced at halftime. Information about more activities is available online at www.onu.edu/event/homecoming.
Lois Hutchinson Visits 1:00 pm
Lois Hutchinson Visits @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm
Author Lois Hutchinson will visit the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa at 1 p.m. Sept. 23. Hutchinson wrote “Footprints in the Dust,” a historical fiction novel set in Putnam County during the Civil War. Her interest was sparked by stories about her great-grandfather, Sylvester Wilson Jeffrey, who fought in the Civil War. The book will be available for purchase during the author’s visit. For more information, call Amy Byers at 419-358-4150.
Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
Oktoberfest Findlay! 2:00 pm
Oktoberfest Findlay! @ Broadway Street
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The third annual Oktoberfest Findlay! will celebrate German heritage in Hancock County with German music, polka dancing, contests, kids activities, German food and a large selection of German beer and wine. The family-friendly event will take place from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at downtown Findlay’s Broadway Street. Admission is $5 for ages 21 and over and $3 for those under 21. All funds raised will benefit the operations and programming at Hancock Historical Museum, a privately funded nonprofit organization located at 422 W. Sandusky St. Sarah Sisser, the museum’s executive director, said the event became one of the largest single-day events in the county in its first two years, drawing more than 4,500 people annually. She said the music, food, and activities all give people a chance to experience authentic German culture. John Ordosch and the PROSIT-teers will take the stage to kick off the festival at 2 p.m. Winners of the first annual German baking competition will be announced along with the Oktoberfest royal court at 2:30 p.m. The Oktoberfest Planning Committee, Alexandria’s Beer Club, and the Oktoberfest pageant royalty will take the stage at 4 p.m. for the official tapping of the keg and opening ceremonies for the festival’s many contests, including a stein endurance challenge (contestants hold one full liter of beer for as long as they can), bratwurst eating competition, and a yodeling contest. Fred Ziwich and His International Sound Machine will take the stage at 6 p.m. John Ordosch and the PROSIT-teers hail from Parma and perform polka, rock, country, American standards, jazz, and novelty/specialty songs. Fred Ziwich was elected as a lifetime achievement winner for the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame in 2010, and was inducted into the International Polka Music Hall of Fame this year. The festival’s new features include a German baking competition and the Hancock Historical Museum will have an exhibit in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library open to festivalgoers to learn more about local German heritage and Findlay’s brewing history. There will also be an expanded Kinderplatz! Kids Zone with assistance from the University of Findlay and the Millstream Career Center, which will be open from 2 to 7 p.m. To pre-register for the contest, visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest-contests/ The Stein Endurance contest has an entry fee of $25 that includes a 42-ounce glass stein and 42 ounces of Rochester Mills Oktoberfest beer. The Team Beer Endurance Race has a $25 entry fee per team of 4 and includes 16 ounces of beer per member. The brat eating contest has a $10 entry fee, and the yodeling contest is $5. The Costume (Tracht) Contest is free, as is the baking competition. People can also register for the contests the day of, though space is limited. For more information, visit http://hancockhistoricalmuseum.org/oktoberfest/ or call the museum at 419-423-4433.
Soul Shine Blues Festival 4:00 pm
Soul Shine Blues Festival @ Meadowbrook Park Ballroom
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center will host the 22nd annual Soul Shine Blues Festival from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, 5430 Ohio 18 West, Bascom. Mike Guldin and Rollin’ & Tumblin’ will headline the festival. The Reece Lincoln Band; Phillips & Mercer; and Bud Mowery & the All Star Blues Band are also on the bill. Presale tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling First Step at 419-435-7300. Tickets cost $25 at the door. All proceeds go to help the resource center provide shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, along with a 24-hour support line, advocacy and outreach with support programs for men, women and children. The festival will offer a variety of food, including Main Street Deli’s seafood jambalaya, red beans and rice; and Hawg Sauce Catering owner Jason Carter will donate ribs, chicken and pulled pork barbecue. Guitars, including a handmade cigar box guitar donated by Roger Jones, and gift baskets will be raffled. Raffle tickets are available at First Step, located at 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, or the day of the show. A Philadelphia-area blues band with a tight sound and high-energy presence, Mike Guldin and Rollin’ & Tumblin’ promise to deliver some “butt shakin’” music. The two-time International Blues Challenge finalist band’s roadhouse rhythms are influenced by blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King as well as more contemporary artists such as the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Rolling Stones. Guldin began honing his stinging guitar and soulful vocal style at the age of 16, and his band features C.J. Clark on bass, Tim Hopper on keyboards, Alan Howe on guitar, and Matt McNally on drums. A 2007 Western Ohio “King of the Blues” Gibson/Guitar Center winner, The Reece Lincoln Band was one of 27 bands chosen nationwide to compete in the “Living Room … LIVE! Battle of the Bands” on CBS’ “The Early Show.” Lincoln describes his original music as “high octane gospel fuel for the soul,” and his band will pay homage to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble by playing several of their hits. The trio features Lincoln on guitar and vocals, Brad Willison on bass and Keith Cozart on drums. A decades-long staple of Findlay’s music scene, Phillips & Mercer will perform country blues that draw on Mississippi John Hurt and Reverend Gary Davis. Dave Phillips has played in several bands, studied classical guitar and music composition with some of the greats, and teaches traditional fingerstyle blues, classical guitar, voice, and bass guitar. A seasoned musician, Otto Mercer’s band memberships include Thick & Thin, Slick Black Cadillac, and the Rock Crushers. He currently performs with the Midnight Riders. Bud Mowery and the All Star Blues Band was formed specifically for Soul Shine, with members carrying decades of experience from local bands. The band’s music features everything from B.B. King and Muddy Waters to more contemporary artists like Rory Gallagher and Joe Bonamassa. The band features Bud Mowery on guitar; Glenn Roddy on vocals; John Whitlow on keyboards; Steve Wilson on harmonica; Dave McNary on bass; and Gary Burns on drums. For more information, go to: http://soulshineblues.com/ or check out First Step’s Facebook page.
Rodney Carrington 7:00 pm
Rodney Carrington @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm
Comedian, actor, singer and writer Rodney Carrington has recorded eight major-label comedy albums, and has been one of Pollstar’s top 10 highest grossing touring comedians for the last 10-year period. He also co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in “Beer for My Horses.” The show is geared toward mature audiences.
Millstream Astronomy Club — Mercury 8:00 pm
Millstream Astronomy Club — Mercury @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
Doug Rider, with Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program about Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, at 8 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, telescopes will be available, or participants may bring one, to view the moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. The free family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
Toledo Symphony Ensemble Performance 3:00 pm
Toledo Symphony Ensemble Performance @ First Presbyterian Church
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
One of the Toledo Symphony’s most popular small ensembles will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., as part of the church’s 2017 artist series. The ensemble credits its popularity to its wide range of repertoire, bold sound, and its fun and interesting presentations. Handel, Sousa, ragtime and Dixieland are just a sample of what you might hear. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be received. Contact Brent Neuenschwander at 419-423-2112, ext. 24, for more details.
Concordia Lutheran Church Fellowship Picnic 4:00 pm
Concordia Lutheran Church Fellowship Picnic @ Concordia Lutheran Church
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm
Concordia Lutheran Church’s annual fellowship picnic will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the picnic shelter behind the church. Games for all ages will be provided and the public is invited. The church is handicap accessible at the north entrance. Additional information is available at www.concordiafindlay.com
Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band 4:00 pm
Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band @ Bavarian Haus
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Northwest Ohio’s Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band will perform from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Deshler’s Bavarian Haus as a memorial to its first trumpet player and co-founder Kent Harris, who died suddenly in August. The previously scheduled performance will now be a fundraiser for Bowling Green State University’s Polka Preservation Fund, with 100 percent of proceeds from CDs sold at the concert going to the organization. Additionally, an anonymous donor will match the amount raised. The band plays “old time” polkas, waltzes and two-steps. For more information, contact band member Todd Harris at sdharris01@aol.com.
Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin 7:00 pm
Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin @ T.J. Willies
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm
Kay Hochstettler of the Hancock Historical Museum will speak to the Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin at 7 p.m. Sunday at T.J. Willies, Tiffin. Her topic is “Andrews Raiders.” This was an attempt of Northern soldiers to steal a train in the deep Confederate South. The raid failed and several of the soldiers lost their lives.
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Wee Ones: River Otters 10:00 am
Wee Ones: River Otters @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program for toddlers about river otters will be presented by Hancock Park District staff at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The Wee Ones program, for 3-year-old and younger toddlers accompanied by an adult, will include a story, activities and a craft. Siblings may attend. The program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Grand Love 4:00 pm
Grand Love
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
Putnam County Antique Appraisals 6:00 pm
Putnam County Antique Appraisals
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free antique appraisals with Annie Stratton will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and two of its branches this month. Participants may bring two items to be appraised, excluding coins, stamps and weapons. The program will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township location, from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location and from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ottawa. To register, call the Ottoville library at 419-453-2111, the Leipsic branch at 419-943-2604 or the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747.
Autograph Collecting 6:30 pm
Autograph Collecting @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a program on autograph collecting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lindamood Room. The workshop will highlight how to start acquiring autographs and will give tips on how to grow an autograph collection. Registration is required by visiting www.findlaylibrary.org or by calling 419-422-1712.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 25 @ 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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St. Paul United Methodist Church Community Dinner 11:00 am
St. Paul United Methodist Church Community Dinner @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 126 Union St., Risingsun, will hold its community dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Menu items include pork loin, mashed potatoes, dressing, salad bar, pies and drink. The church is handicap accessible and air conditioned.
Older Wiser Lutherans 5:00 pm
Older Wiser Lutherans @ First Lutheran Church
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm
The OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans) will hold their first meeting of the year at 5 p.m. Tuesday, at First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St., with Carol Bridinger presenting a program on “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage: Coastal Norway.” Bring a dish to share and enjoy the fellowship.
Putnam County Antique Appraisals 6:00 pm
Putnam County Antique Appraisals
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free antique appraisals with Annie Stratton will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and two of its branches this month. Participants may bring two items to be appraised, excluding coins, stamps and weapons. The program will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township location, from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location and from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ottawa. To register, call the Ottoville library at 419-453-2111, the Leipsic branch at 419-943-2604 or the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747.
NAMI Basics 6:15 pm
NAMI Basics @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 26 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27. Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13. NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group 10:00 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am
Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.
Let’s Talk About Pelvic Pain 11:00 am
Let’s Talk About Pelvic Pain @ The Centre at Bluffton
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Pelvic Pain Center at Bluffton Hospital will host an informational luncheon titled “Let’s Talk about Pelvic Pain” on Sept. 27 at The Centre at Bluffton, 601 N. Main St., Bluffton. Providers from the Pelvic Pain Center will discuss the conditions of pelvic pain, as well as treatment options. This information session will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and lunch will be provided. RSVP by Sept. 13 by calling 419-423-5551 or by emailing events@bvhealthsystem.org.
Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County 6:00 pm
Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County @ University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A panel discussion on different types of recovery supports available for individuals and families, “Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225. This event is part of the university’s Combatting Chemical Dependency series.
You’re Not Alone 7:00 pm
You’re Not Alone @ Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re Not Alone support group meets 7-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) meeting room, 438 Carnahan Ave., Findlay. Call 419-722-4506.
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Cut the Craft 1:00 pm
Cut the Craft @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library, 102 W. Lima St., Forest, will host its monthly Cut the Craft sessions at 1 and 7 p.m. Thursday. Adults and teens are invited to make a needle felted wool essential oil pendant. No supplies are necessary.
Hancock County Farmers Market 4:00 pm
Hancock County Farmers Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.
Apt. 3 4:30 pm
Apt. 3 @ Mazza Museum
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is introducing “Apt. 3,” a young professionals group that the museum will host at after-work receptions and networking events. The first gathering is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 201 College St. Individuals who bring a donation for the museum’s art room will be admitted free. Ink stamps, Crayola watercolor sets and washable markers, Scotch tape and glue sticks are some of the preferred donations. Subsequent events and receptions will be held about every three months, and will coincide with gallery rotations, according to Kerry Teeple, museum deputy director. Other scheduled receptions will be Dec. 28, March 13 and June 14. Apt. 3 members will be exposed to cultural, literary and artistic experiences, and can enjoy additional social interaction while also supporting the Mazza Museum. Drinks from local brewers and vintners, snacks and a short keynote presentation will be included with each event. Museum organizers hope Apt. 3 will serve as an additional, complementary option for members of Findlay Young Professionals and others between the ages of 18 and 40 who are seeking after-work cultural enrichment. The Apt. 3 name is derived from one of the four original pieces of art that the museum collected. Created by Ezra Jack Keats, the “Apt. 3” illustration was purchased in 1982. The Mazza Museum bills itself as “the most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world.” The museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich lives through the art of picture books.
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class 5:00 pm
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn how to help them at a new class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. It will continue for six consecutive Thursdays, through Oct. 19. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. The class consists of six sessions, held once a week, with a maximum of 10 participants. Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions, but it is not a requirement. There is no charge to attend. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober,” or they can borrow a book during the class. Participants can register by calling the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985.
Joint Pain Seminar 6:00 pm
Joint Pain Seminar @ ProMedica Medical Center
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm
Dr. Robert B. Steiner, orthopaedic surgeon, and Dr. Michael D. Badik, family medicine specialist, will discuss joint pain and what can be done during a free seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday in the upper level of ProMedica Medical Center, 455 W. Fourth St., Fostoria. Refreshments will be provided. Call 877-791-6555 to register as seating is limited.
Putnam County Antique Appraisals 6:00 pm
Putnam County Antique Appraisals
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free antique appraisals with Annie Stratton will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and two of its branches this month. Participants may bring two items to be appraised, excluding coins, stamps and weapons. The program will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township location, from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location and from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 in Ottawa. To register, call the Ottoville library at 419-453-2111, the Leipsic branch at 419-943-2604 or the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747.
Art Lesson with Janette Reineke 6:30 pm
Art Lesson with Janette Reineke @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm
An art lesson with Janette Reineke will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Public Library. She will lead a lesson from her latest book, “Fear No Art!” and will feature a Georgia O’Keefe flower painting. There is a $10 supply fee at the door.
5th Congressional District Meet-And-Greet 7:00 pm
5th Congressional District Meet-And-Greet @ American Legion Post 3
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
A meet-and-greet event for candidates for U.S. representative for the 5th Congressional District will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at American Legion, Ralph D. Cole, Post 3, 120 W. Front St., in the upstairs hall. The seat is not up for election until 2018. Only one person has filed petitions so far to run, Robert Kreienkamp of Wayne, a Republican. Republican Bob Latta, of Bowling Green, is the incumbent. The deadline to file petitions to seek a party nomination for the seat is Feb. 7.
Garden Club of Findlay 7:00 pm
Garden Club of Findlay @ Fox Run Manor
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
Tanner Cole will give a presentation on the gardens of Europe at the 7 p.m. Thursday meeting of the Men’s & Women’s Garden Club of Findlay. The meeting will be held in the Cooper Room at Fox Run Manor, 11745 Township Rd 145. For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page or contact Ann Brickner at annbrick@tds.net or Heather Heilman at heilman727@gmail.com.
So. Much.Tech.: #AugmentedRealityLearningExperiences 7:00 pm
So. Much.Tech.: #AugmentedRealityLearningExperiences @ Davis Street Building, Room 2225
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
Corinne Hoisington, an internet systems technology expert and educator, will speak about business leadership in the digital age during the next Fridays at Findlay breakfast at the University of Findlay. She will also offer a separate, free lecture on virtual reality. Hoisington’s Fridays at Findlay speech is titled “Future-Proof Your Business and Your Career From Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Whatever’s Next.” The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 29 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. To register or for more information, contact Cindy Lahey at lahey@findlay.edu or 419-434-5334 or visit the Fridays at Findlay webpage. Hoisington also will present a free talk, “So. Much.Tech.: #AugmentedRealityLearningExperiences” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 in the Davis Street Building, Room 2225. The presentation will also include hands-on activities with the Oculus Rift and HoloLens.
The Art of the Cocktail 7:00 pm
The Art of the Cocktail @ The Jones Mansion
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm
Participants can polish their mixology skills when Brand Ambassador Sailor Retro of Indian Creek Distillery is featured in a pre-Prohibition-era-themed whiskey and cocktail class, “The Art of the Cocktail”. Students can sample the early American-style whiskey and learn some of Sailor’s secret tips and cocktail tricks, while sipping on craft cocktails. Food samples will be on hand. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and they cover approximately two to four samples and a Prohibition-era cocktail. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library 8:00 pm
Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
The Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will hold their annual meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Lindamood Room. Courtney Ward, information technology manager, will discuss the library’s technology infrastructure, and her role in maintaining technology and patron services. The meeting is open to the public. For more information about the Friends of the Library, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
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Future-Proof Your Business and Your Career From Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Whatever’s Next 7:30 am
Future-Proof Your Business and Your Career From Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Whatever’s Next @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Sep 29 @ 7:30 am
Corinne Hoisington, an internet systems technology expert and educator, will speak about business leadership in the digital age during the next Fridays at Findlay breakfast at the University of Findlay. She will also offer a separate, free lecture on virtual reality. Hoisington’s Fridays at Findlay speech is titled “Future-Proof Your Business and Your Career From Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Whatever’s Next.” The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 29 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. To register or for more information, contact Cindy Lahey at lahey@findlay.edu or 419-434-5334 or visit the Fridays at Findlay webpage. Hoisington also will present a free talk, “So. Much.Tech.: #AugmentedRealityLearningExperiences” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 in the Davis Street Building, Room 2225. The presentation will also include hands-on activities with the Oculus Rift and HoloLens.
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
Music Bach’s Concert: Shane & Emily 11:30 am
Music Bach’s Concert: Shane & Emily @ University of Findlay Alumni Memorial Union
Sep 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shane & Emily, a pop/acoustic/folk duo from Florida who got their start three years ago in the Tampa Bay area, will perform for the University of Findlay’s first Music Bach’s Concert of the season on Friday, Sept. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union. The free concert will be open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch, or purchase food at one of the university’s multiple dining locations. Shane & Emily describe their style as eclectically powerful in that it can be positive and energetic, but also dive into darker emotions that inspire them. They incorporate different elements of diverse genres into their original music and enjoy interacting with their audiences and followers. The duo has opened for artists such as Echosmith, Robin Zander (from Cheap Trick), Jonny Craig, Caroline Kole and others. For sample music, videos, tour dates, blog posts and more information on Shane & Emily, visit their website at www.shaneandemilymusic.com. The Music Bach’s Concert Series is sponsored and hosted by Student Activities Board, “your source for diverse edutainment.” For additional information, call 419-434-4606.
Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change 7:30 pm
Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm
Adam Levine, the Toledo Museum of Art’s associate director and associate curator of ancient art, will speak about early visual depictions of Christ as part of the University of Findlay’s 2017/2018 DeBow and Catherine Freed Contemporary Lecture Series. Levine’s lecture, titled “Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change,” will take place Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Levine will show examples of the earliest images of Christ, and discuss how they evolved over centuries. He will point out how Christ’s images reflect the beliefs and understandings of the people that created them. Insights into how Christ’s images can be interpreted historically will be applied more broadly to understanding how interpretation itself operates. Viewed in this way, understanding Christ’s historical image becomes a lens for understanding how we can more successfully interact with each other today. Before joining the Toledo Museum of Art, Levine had worked in the Greek and Roman Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in art history from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and has published on topics ranging from the museum business model to the aesthetics of Byzantine icons. He is currently completing a monograph version of his dissertation, “The Image of Christ in Late Antiquity: A Case Study in Religious Interaction.” This event and all others offered by the Freed Contemporary Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
Open Mic Night 8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday nights at Coffee Amici are Open Mic Nights! Head over to hear local talent and get up and show off your own talent!
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National Dachshund Races and Circuit Finals 8:30 am
National Dachshund Races and Circuit Finals @ Riverside Park
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am
The National Dachshund Races and Circuit finals return to Findlay with a full day of events and races Saturday, Sept. 30, at Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Audiences can watch, laugh and cheer during the races and there will be opportunity to donate to several charities. The morning will begin with costume contests, which are open not only to dachshunds, but to any small breed that is less than 15 inches tall. The costume contests are: best dressed male or female or group, look-a-like and most original. The most popular morning event, Best Nose, is also open to all small breed dogs. The dachshund racing is the main event and features several categories: puppy, adult, senior, a cart race for handicapped doxies on wheels, a mixed dachshund race, and a race for any small breed. Some races benefit charities. Money raised from these races will go to support The PKD Foundation, Hancock County K-9 unit vet care, Sophia Grace Foundation (dachshund rescue) and Military Veterans Resource Center. This year’s event will have racing champions from this year coming from Georgia and Florida. They will compete against the newly determined Findlay champ to become the 2017 National Dachshund Races Circuit Champion. All forms needed for registering, sponsoring or being a vendor are located online. Registering online is encouraged, as there are several early-bird promotions taking place online. Mail-in registration is also found online. Registration is $8.50 if postmarked by Sept. 25. Registration increases to $9.50 at the event. For more information on the event, visit www.nationaldachshundraces.org (under Findlay) or email weinerrace@att.net.
Pumpkin Fest 9:00 am
Pumpkin Fest @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation will celebrate Pumpkin Fest with a variety of activities. Sept. 30’s free music will feature Matt Goodrich and run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., pony rides go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30, and miniature horse cart rides will be available all day Oct. 1 along with a pedal-tractor pull at noon. Food and drink along with children’s activities will be available both days, along with antique farm equipment on display. Prices may vary with food/activity.
Sew Many Memories 9:00 am
Sew Many Memories @ Birchaven Village
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services is offering a “Sew Many Memories” grief support program from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane. The program, open to any adult, child or family who has recently experienced the death of a loved one, will offer participants the opportunity to turn their loved one’s clothing into a keepsake. No sewing experience is necessary, and volunteers will be available to assist. Participants must attend both sessions, as the first is for planning purposes and the second is for sewing. Registration is required by Sept. 18. Call Bridge Bereavement Services at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.
Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
Trinity United Methodist Church Rally Day 4:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church Rally Day @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, is having a “Rally Day” in the church parking lot from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 30. Entertainment includes a free performance by the band Mile Marker one, along with food, crafts for kids and games.
Dinner on Broadway 5:00 pm
Dinner on Broadway @ Broadway Street, Findlay
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The American Cancer Society will present Dinner on Broadway, an urban dinner with local fare, from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 30. The one-of-a-kind dinner will host 150 people seated at one long table stretching along Broadway Street in downtown Findlay. Guests will enjoy a meal prepared by local chefs, paired with wine selected specifically for the dish. Musical entertainment, an auction and a raffle will round out the event. Tickets are $100 each, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Suzie Reineke at 567-207-7377 or email Suziereineke@gmail.com.

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