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Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session @ Kalahari Resort - Sandusky
Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session @ Kalahari Resort - Sandusky
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.
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3:00 pm Toledo Symphony Ensemble Performance @ First Presbyterian Church
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.
4:00 pm Concordia Lutheran Church Fellowship Picnic @ Concordia Lutheran Church
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
4:00 pm Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band @ Bavarian Haus
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.
7:00 pm Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin @ T.J. Willies
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.
10:00 am Wee Ones: River Otters @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
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.
4:00 pm Grand Love
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.
5:30 pm NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
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.
5:30 pm NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
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.
6:00 pm Putnam County Antique Appraisals
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.
6:30 pm Autograph Collecting @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
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.
6:30 pm Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
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.
11:00 am St. Paul United Methodist Church Community Dinner @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
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.
5:00 pm Older Wiser Lutherans @ First Lutheran Church
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.
6:00 pm Putnam County Antique Appraisals
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.
6:15 pm NAMI Basics @ NAMI Wood County
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.
7:30 am Flag City Morning Rotary
10:00 am Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
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.
11:00 am Let’s Talk About Pelvic Pain @ The Centre at Bluffton
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.
6:00 pm Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County @ University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225
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.
7:00 pm You’re Not Alone @ Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
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.
1:00 pm Cut the Craft @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
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.
4:00 pm Hancock County Farmers Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
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.
4:30 pm Apt. 3 @ Mazza Museum
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.
5:00 pm Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
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.
6:00 pm Joint Pain Seminar @ ProMedica Medical Center
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.
6:00 pm Putnam County Antique Appraisals
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.
6:30 pm Art Lesson with Janette Reineke @ Bluffton Public Library
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.
7:00 pm 5th Congressional District Meet-And-Greet @ American Legion Post 3
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.
7:00 pm Garden Club of Findlay @ Fox Run Manor
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.
7:00 pm So. Much.Tech.: #AugmentedRealityLearningExperiences @ Davis Street Building, Room 2225
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.
7:00 pm The Art of the Cocktail @ The Jones Mansion
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.
8:00 pm Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
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.
7:30 am Future-Proof Your Business and Your Career From Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Whatever’s Next @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
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.
10:00 am Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
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.
7:30 pm Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
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.
8:00 pm Open Mic Night @ Coffee Amici
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!
8:30 am National Dachshund Races and Circuit Finals @ Riverside Park
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.
9:00 am Sew Many Memories @ Birchaven Village
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.
4:00 pm Trinity United Methodist Church Rally Day @ Trinity United Methodist Church
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.
5:00 pm Dinner on Broadway @ Broadway Street, Findlay
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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