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Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League @ Findlay Family YMCA
Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League @ Findlay Family YMCA
Jan 20 all-day
Registration is underway for the Findlay Family YMCA’s youth competitive winter basketball league for fifth- and sixth-graders. The season starts Jan. 8. Games are held on Saturdays. Registration is available online at www.findlayymca.org or at either Y branch, or by contacting sports director Jerry McNamee at 419-422-4424 or jmcnamee@findlayymca.com. The league is also seeking volunteer coaches and assistant coaches. Team sponsorships are available for local business owners.
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12:00 pm Lacrosse Camp @ University of Findlay Koehler Center
Lacrosse Camp @ University of Findlay Koehler Center
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is partnering with the University of Findlay women’s lacrosse program to offer a lacrosse camp from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Findlay Koehler Center, 1000 N. Main St. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-18 and the cost is $30. Sticks and balls will be provided. Email coach Lauren Simko at simko@findlay.edu to register. Same-day registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Call the recreation department at 419-424-7176 for more details.
2:00 pm Hat Day Hike @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm
Hat Day Hike @ Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A “Hat Day Hike” will be held from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm, Pandora. In honor of National Hat Day the following day, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite headgear. Prizes will be awarded for the most colorful and most unusual hats. Cookies and hot chocolate will follow. Preregistration is required by calling 419-384-7195 or emailing thequarryfarm@gmail.com. The farm is located just north of 14321 Road 7L, and those attending should meet at the Seitz Family Pavilion.
9:30 am Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
4:30 pm Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Jan 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
6:00 pm Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program @ Church of the Living God
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program @ Church of the Living God
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The community is invited to participate in the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Walk and Tribute Program on Monday, King’s birthday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This is the center’s 36th tribute program, which has been held every year since its 1982 founding, as well as its 18th Unity Walk. The unity walkers will gather at 5:45 p.m. at the Church of the Living God, 701 N. Main St., and walk as a group to Winebrenner Theological Seminary on the University of Findlay campus. The walk will take about 10 minutes. After a brief ceremony of reflection and prayer, the walkers will return to the church, and the tribute program will begin around 6:30 p.m. The program will consist of prayer; interim speaker comments; music; dance performance; and a keynote speaker, Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., senior pastor at First Christian Church. The program will conclude with a musical and video tribute to King. Jerome Gray, chairman of the Black Heritage Library board, said television was key to the civil rights movement, referencing Steven Levingston’s book, “Kennedy and King.” He said that King was instrumental in getting the attention of President John F. Kennedy, who delivered the Report to the American People on Civil Rights in a June 11, 1963, broadcast from the White House. Gray said that was one of the first times a U.S. president used television to address the nation on a matter of that magnitude, and King wept with joy when he watched the broadcast in Atlanta, as Kennedy called on Congress to take action for black Americans’ civil rights. Gray said the Unity Walk helps drive the movement’s history home for younger participants, in particular.
6:30 pm Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
6:30 pm Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
7:00 pm Understanding Depression in Grief @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Understanding Depression in Grief @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a free presentation focused on understanding depression in grief from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. Topics will include assisting the bereaved in identifying depression; explaining the difference between feeling and being depressed; and coping mechanisms for healthy grief. Registration is not required. Call Niki Sidle at 419-423-5351 for more details.
9:30 am Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
10:00 am Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Bluffton Public Library Winter Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am
Winter storytime registration is underway at the Bluffton Public Library. Limited spaces are available, and parents or caregivers can register children via email, phone or in person. Storytime is for preschool children ages 3-5 on either Monday nights or Tuesday mornings. Children may join storytime at the start of the month in which they will have their third birthday. Call 419-358-5016 to sign up.
10:00 am Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Hot Tea Tuesdays @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“Hot Tea Tuesdays” returns to the Bluffton Public Library today and continues through February. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will have hot water, a selection of teas and a variety of goodies for patrons to enjoy.
10:00 am Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings branch
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings branch
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
3:30 pm Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 16 @ 3:30 pm
“Chill Zone” continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in January at the Bluffton Public Library. “Chill Zone” is a safe space for anyone in grades six through 12 to hang out and relax at the library. Activities include gaming, socializing, themed events and crafts. Snacks are provided. Themes include: ’80s aerobics today; movie and popcorn Jan. 23; and Kawaii doodle class Jan. 30.
7:00 pm Prepping: A Sustainable Approach @ Bluffton Town Hall
Prepping: A Sustainable Approach @ Bluffton Town Hall
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm
Transition Bluffton will host a meeting focused on emergency preparedness at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bluffton Town Hall. Randy Augsburger will present “Prepping: A Sustainable Approach,” covering how to take practical steps to prepare your family for emergencies, assess your own preparedness, and deal with major and minor disasters that could reasonably happen in northwest Ohio. Transition Bluffton’s mission is to bring people together to build resilience and sustainability in Bluffton and beyond. To learn more about this and future events, visit TransitionBluffton.org.
9:30 am Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial Library
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial Library
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
10:30 am Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora-Riley Township Branch
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora-Riley Township Branch
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
1:30 pm iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm
An iPad basics seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Continental branch. Participants will learn the basics such as menu navigation, settings and profiles, email, messaging and social media, apps, data management and selfie tips. The main library will also offer an Android seminar at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
6:30 pm Sho Baraka @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium
Sho Baraka @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary TLB Auditorium
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm
Sho Baraka, a social activist, public speaker and recording artist, is the University of Findlay’s featured guest for its Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The event will be free and open to the public. Baraka has performed and spoken throughout the world, and has completed social activist work, ranging from race relations in South Africa to establishing musical cohorts in Indonesia. He is a founding member of the Christian hip hop group 116 Clique and the founder of Forth District, an urban platform that seeks to redefine online community and engagement via art and insightful discussion by thinkers, artists and musicians. Other public MLK celebration activities at UF this year include: Open Mic Night at 6:30 p.m. today in the Alumni Memorial Union’s atrium. UF students, faculty and staff will perform and share poetry, music and short readings. Baraka will participate. Refreshments will be provided. A toiletry collection drive today through Friday with dropoff locations at the Buford Center, Alumni Memorial Union and the Center for Student Life and College of Business. Items such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and laundry detergent will be collected and distributed to guests who attend the UF-sponsored mobile food pantry. On Thursday, Baraka will facilitate the Buford Dialogue, a monthly conversation that focuses on current events and social justice issues. The program will take place at noon in the Buford Center for Diversity and Service. Food and drinks will be provided. Baraka will be the speaker at Revive, Campus Ministry’s weekly, contemporary student-led worship service at 9 p.m. Thursday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The Buford Center, in partnership with Findlay’s CHOPIN Hall, will offer a mobile food pantry Saturday in the lobby and parking lot of the Davis Street Building beginning at 7 a.m. UF students will sort and distribute about 10,000 pounds of groceries and provide optional cultural hands-on activities for community members.
10:00 am Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Snow Much Fun Story Time @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am
A special “Snow Much Fun” story time will be held at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and its branches in January. The schedule is as follows: Jan. 16 — Fort Jennings, 10 a.m.; Jan 17 — Leipsic, 9:30 a.m., Pandora 10:30 a.m.; Jan. 18 — Continental, 10 a.m.; Jan. 23 — Kalida, 10 a.m.; Jan. 24 — Ottoville, 10 a.m.; Jan. 25 — Columbus Grove, 10 a.m.; Jan. 30 — Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.; and Jan. 31 — Ottawa, 10 a.m.
11:00 am Ohio Northern University MLK Day Talk @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Ohio Northern University MLK Day Talk @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am
Ohio Northern University is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at ONU at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts, 525 S. Main St., Ada. Dr. King spoke at Ohio Northern University’s Taft Gymnasium on Jan. 11, 1968. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis on April 4 of that year. A panel discussion will include four former students as well as two former faculty members and the university’s public relations director at the time.
11:00 am Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Reflecting on MLK’s 1968 Visit to Ohio Northern University @ Freed Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am
A panel of seven people who witnessed Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at Ohio Northern University in 1968 will share their memories of the event during a panel discussion at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. King spoke at ONU on Jan. 11, 1968. A series of events will honor the 50th anniversary of the speech, ending with the unveiling of a statue of King on April 17 outside of Taft Hall. Panelists for this event are Terry Keiser, Alfred Cohoe, Monty Siekerman, Sadicka White, Bob Parsons, Bob Roberts and Joel Weaver. In 1968, Keiser and Cohoe were ONU faculty, Siekerman was ONU’s director of university information, and the others were ONU students. The event will also feature the ONU Gospel Ensemble and prayers led by current students. King’s talk at ONU was one of the last speeches he gave at a college or university. According to ONU archivist Paul Logsdon, King spoke at Kansas State University on Jan. 19, 1968, and at Manchester College in Indiana on Feb. 1. He was assassinated in Memphis on April 4. Information about King’s visit to ONU is available online at www.onu.edu/mlk.
1:30 pm iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
iPad Basics Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Jan 18 @ 1:30 pm
An iPad basics seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Continental branch. Participants will learn the basics such as menu navigation, settings and profiles, email, messaging and social media, apps, data management and selfie tips. The main library will also offer an Android seminar at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
4:00 pm Brain Builders STEAM Club @ Bluffton Public Library
Brain Builders STEAM Club @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm
The Brain Builders STEAM Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 18 at the Bluffton Public Library. In this club, children ages 6 to 12 will experiment, construct and explore themes of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) utilizing Legos, K’Nex, Strawbees ELENCO Snap Circuits, code.org and more. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by emailing ysc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.
6:00 pm Jammin’ Instrumental @ Bluffton Public Library
Jammin’ Instrumental @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm
Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
10:00 am Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Focus on Friends
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Focus on Friends
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A new class for individuals worried about loved ones’ substance use begins Friday. The free class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave. It will continue for six consecutive Fridays through Feb. 16. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery and improve their quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book, but can also borrow a copy. Register by calling the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services at 419-424-1985.
3:30 pm Fly Guy Party @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Fly Guy Party @ Dorcas Carey Public Library
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm
The Dorcas Carey Public Library will be celebrating Tedd Arnold’s birthday with a “Fly Guy Party” at 3:30 p.m. Friday. This party is for students in preschool to third grade and will feature games, crafts and refreshments. Call the library at 419-396-7921 to reserve a spot or sign up at the adult circulation desk.
7:30 pm A Celebration of Music and Arts @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
A Celebration of Music and Arts @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm
Findlay First Edition and Pantasia will share their talents in “A Celebration of Music and Arts,” a dynamic show filled with singing, dancing and the sounds of the islands, at 7:30 this evening at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Also performing will be the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus and Findlay High School alumni Tim Krueger and Steven Wagner. Tickets range from $18 to $23 and can be purchased at MCPA from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and an hour prior to the show.
9:00 am Babysitter Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Babysitter Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer various lifesaving training sessions in January. Classes will be held at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St., on the following dates: Adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training: 6 p.m. Jan. 3; and 6 p.m. Jan. 29. Babysitter’s training: 9 a.m. Jan. 20 To register for a class or to find another class in the area, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.
9:00 am Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Park District’s beginner cross-country ski workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3. They will be held at Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3, 16618 Marion Township 208. Workshops will cover the basic fundamentals, including proper use of equipment and how to glide, climb hills, stand up on skis, turn around, and get into rhythm. Workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions, which typically require 4 to 6 inches of good snow base. Layered clothing, hats and gloves are suggested. Recommended for ages 8 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $12 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Friday before each workshop, which can have a maximum of 14 participants. Registration can be done online at www.hancockparks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab; at the Park District headquarters, 1424 E. Main Cross St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275.
9:00 am Beginner Yoga Series @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Beginner Yoga Series @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Katy Mercer, a certified YogaFit instructor from Harmony Yoga in Findlay, will lead the four-week beginner’s yoga series featuring a slow progression tailored to many age groups. Each class will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will end with guided meditation and breath work, as well as a light snack. They run the Saturdays of Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off Hancock County 144, west of Findlay. Participants are required to be ages 10 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $10 per person by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before each class at www.hancockparks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275. The class requires a minimum attendance of four with a maximum of 20. For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program and Event Guide at www.hancockparks.com under the “Park News” section, visit the “Programs & Activities Calendar” or call the park office.
8:00 pm University of Findlay 16th Annual Comedy Jam @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
University of Findlay 16th Annual Comedy Jam @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s 16th annual Comedy Jam will take place at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Jan. 20. Entertainer Alexandra McHale will be emceeing the show, Mike Paramore will be the featured comedian and Pete Lee will headline. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m., with an 8 p.m. showtime. There will also be a meet and greet with the comedians after the show in the Marathon Center’s main atrium entrance. Tickets are available at the Marathon Center’s website and box office. UF faculty, staff, and a student’s first ticket are free with a valid UF ID prior to the night of the show. Community tickets are $15, and all tickets at the door will be $15 the night of the show. To answer any questions or concerns, call 419-434-4606. Alexandra McHale made her network debut on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” She grew up in Connecticut before relocating to New York City, where she became a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and studied with acting greats such as Paul Newman, Sally Field and Ellen Burstyn. She is a frequent commentator on VH1’s “I Love The ’80s,” “Super Secret TV Formulas” and “The 100 Most Cheesetastic Video Countdown.” Mike Paramore has a natural ability to infuse everyday situations with energetic, uplifting humor featuring a smooth delivery punctuated by powerful punchlines. Paramore has opened up for comedians Damon Wayans, “Cash Cab’s” Ben Bailey, Jon Lovitz, and “Saturday Night Live’s” Jay Pharoah; was the grand prize winner of 2015’s Cleveland Comedy Festival; and is a featured comedian on “Laughs” on Fox. He is the senior artistic director of “Good Jokes Live! Comedy & Improv,” a clean comedy production network. Pete Lee was raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment. Thanks to his highly-rated “Comedy Central Presents” half-hour special and appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Lee has packed venues at colleges and universities, comedy clubs, and theaters across the country. A standout on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, he also played a doctor on the CBS soap opera “As the World Turns.” Lee’s hit YouTube series, “Pete Lee’s Internet Freak Show,” attracted the attention of television executives and he was quickly hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s “Video on Trial” and cast member on VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” The show is rated PG-13 and brought to the community by the University of Findlay’s Student Activities Board and the Marathon Center.

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