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Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League @ Findlay Family YMCA
Findlay Family YMCA Competitive Winter Basketball League @ Findlay Family YMCA
Feb 24 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 Good Karma Yoga @ Harmony Yoga
Good Karma Yoga @ Harmony Yoga
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Instructor Katy Mercer will offer “Good Karma Yoga,” a free beginner’s yoga class, from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Harmony Yoga, 1100 Croy Drive. The free class is open to open to anyone 12 and older. Donations will be collected for First Step: Family Violence Intervention Center of Fostoria (www.firststepweb.org/donate).
2:30 pm Bluffton University Concert Band @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Bluffton University Concert Band @ Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 18 @ 2:30 pm
The Bluffton University Concert Band will host an instrumental concert featuring original and arranged compositions, including Brian Sadler’s “Action Brass”; Gordon Jacob’s wind-band composition, “An Original Suite”; and Brant Karrick’s “They Shall Run and Be Free,” inspired by his visit to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
9:00 am Arts Partnership Presidents Day Theater Camp @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Arts Partnership Presidents Day Theater Camp @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Arts Partnership is offering a daylong Presidents’ Day theater camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. The program is open to students in grades one through 12 and will feature a tour of the facility and mini workshops on improvisation, acting, musical theater and theater tech. The cost is $60 per student and includes snacks and water. Students are encouraged to pack a nonrefrigerated lunch. Registration deadline is Feb. 14 and can be made at artspartnership.com or by contacting Craig VanRentgherm at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-3412, ext. 3.
9:30 am Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Feb 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.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
4:30 pm Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Feb 19 @ 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.
6:30 pm Bridge Bereavement Services Self-Care Presentation @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Bridge Bereavement Services Self-Care Presentation @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation focused on self-care from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. The program will explore methods of self-care such as massage, aromatherapy, mindfulness and meditation, humor, blood pressure checks and mood-lifting desserts. Registration is required by Feb. 15 with Niki Sidle, bereavement coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.
6:30 pm Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Feb 19 @ 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.
9:30 am Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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
Feb 20 @ 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.
10:30 am Storytime Station @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Storytime Station @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am
Storytime Station at the Forest-Jackson Public Library will hold its annual pajama party at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Children in preschool and older are welcome to wear their pajamas and slippers for pajama party stories, games and snacks.
3:30 pm Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm
A support group for caregivers of spouses or family members with Alzheimer’s disease is scheduled the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. The group meets in the library at the Home, located at 410 W. Elm Street. Group facilitators are Tricia Herrmann, RN, and Janet Schroeder, LSW. The focus of the group is to allow each member to discuss his/her issues involved in caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s. Speakers can be brought in to address specific topics at the request of the group. For more information, contact Herrmann at 419-358-1015, ext. 221, or therrmann@mhcoliving.org.
3:30 pm Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Chill Zone @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm
Chill Zone continues at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February 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: taco Tuesday, Feb. 6; ice cream funday, Feb. 13; movie and popcorn, Feb. 20; and ramen noodle challenge, Feb. 27.
4:30 pm Northwest Ohio Poetry Out Loud Regional Semifinal @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Northwest Ohio Poetry Out Loud Regional Semifinal @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 20 @ 4:30 pm
The Arts Partnership will host the Northwest Ohio Poetry Out Loud Regional Semifinal at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Six students from northwest Ohio will be reciting poems in two rounds, and one will be selected to move on to the Ohio Poetry Out Loud Finals in Columbus on March 3. The event is free and open to the public.
5:30 pm Community Connections @ Bluffton Public Library
Community Connections @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A “Community Connections” program will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluffton Public Library. Those attending will learn what children’s programs and services are offered in the Bluffton area and meet with representatives of many organizations, businesses and government agencies.
6:00 pm Fear No Art Lesson: How to Draw a Self Portrait @ Bluffton Public Library
Fear No Art Lesson: How to Draw a Self Portrait @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm
Janette Reineke will teach an art class at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Public Library. “Fear No Art Lesson: How to Draw a Self Portrait” will be inspired by Rembrandt, who is featured in Reineke’s book, “Fear No Art.” The cost is $10, which will be accepted at the door, and books will be available to purchase that evening. Registration is required before Friday.
6:00 pm Florida Shooting Community Prayer Vigil @ First Christian Church
Florida Shooting Community Prayer Vigil @ First Christian Church
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm
First Christian Church will host a community prayer vigil in response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting at 6 p.m. today in its sanctuary, 1624 Tiffin Ave., Suite B. The gathering will provide spiritual space for people of all faith groups, and even those with no faith group affiliation, to come together and express their pain, grief and even outrage over this particular mass shooting as well as mass shootings in general.
6:30 pm Hancock County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society @ Local and Family History Department, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Hancock County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society @ Local and Family History Department, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm
The Hancock County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Local and Family History Department of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Dues will be collected from members and are $10. The meeting is open to the public.
7:00 pm First Presbyterian Church Nursery School Open House @ First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School Open House @ First Presbyterian Church
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School will begin enrollment for the 2018-19 school year on Feb. 20. An informational meeting/open house will be held at 7 p.m. that day in the church fellowship hall for parents who wish to enroll their 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. The church is located at 2330 S. Main St. Visit http://findlayfpc.org/ministries/nursery-school/ for more information.
8:00 am Hardin Northern FFA Blood Drive @ Hardin Northern Local School
Hardin Northern FFA Blood Drive @ Hardin Northern Local School
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Hardin Northern FFA is hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the school’s Ag Building. Interested donors can schedule an appointment by calling the Ag Office at 419-759-2331, ext. 1604.
12:00 pm Community Lenten Lunches @ North Baltimore
Community Lenten Lunches @ North Baltimore
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The churches of the North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry (NBACM) will host weekly “Community Lenten Lunches” on Wednesdays during Lent. Community members are invited to lunch and Lenten devotions from noon to 1 p.m. at a North Baltimore church. The schedule is: Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, Holy Family Roman Catholic, 115 E. Cherry St.; Feb. 21, Praise Chapel Pentecostal (location of meal: Church of the Good Shepherd, 119 W. Broadway St.); Feb. 28, St. James United Methodist. 201 S. Second St.; March 7, The Bridge Fellowship, 123 E. Broadway St.; March 14, Church of the Good Shepherd; March 21, St. Luke’s Lutheran, 215 N. Second St. There is no cost for the meal, but participants are invited to give an offering for the ministries of NBACM including the “Community Food Pantry.”  
12:00 pm Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch. Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton. Dates and topics include: Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu
4:00 pm “Displaced” Artist Reception @ Owens Community College library
“Displaced” Artist Reception @ Owens Community College library
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
“Displaced,” a photo exhibition by Findlay artist Ashley Donaldson, will be on view in the library at Owens Community College. An artist reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, and the photos will remain on view through March 2. Visit www.owens.edu/library for a list of library hours.
6:00 pm Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Fundraising Banquet @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Fundraising Banquet @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will host its 36th annual fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Findlay City Schools Superintendent Ed Kurt will speak on diversity in education and its role in creating a workforce for the future. Tickets are $50 each and include dinner. Call 419-423-2984 or 419-788-6794 for tickets.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
2:00 pm The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
6:00 pm Basics of Microsoft Excel @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Basics of Microsoft Excel @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa branch
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm
A class on the basics of Microsoft Excel will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants will learn worksheet setups, methods and functions, cell references, formulas and more tips. Hands-on help will be included at this event, and those attending can bring their own laptop or use one of the library’s computers. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-523-3747.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Feb 22 @ 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’ Instructional @ Bluffton Public Library
Jammin’ Instructional @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm
“Jammin’ at the Library” continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Feb. 26 at the Bluffton Public Library. This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate. At 6 p.m. Feb. 22, “Jammin’ Instructional” will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music. For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
8:00 pm Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.” He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full. Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.
2:00 pm The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
3:00 pm SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.
7:00 pm Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, and “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. This grand production, has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart and based on an original story by Miss Lennart.
8:00 pm Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.” He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full. Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.
9:00 am Riverdale PTO Craft Sale @ Riverdale High School
Riverdale PTO Craft Sale @ Riverdale High School
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Riverdale PTO will be hosting a craft show at Riverdale High School in Mount Blanchard, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 Local vendors selling one-of-a-kind gifts will be participating. There will also be a raffle and bake sale. Admission and parking for the show are free.
10:00 am Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Performing Arts Workshop @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Performing Arts Workshop @ Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will host a performing arts workshop for students in grades 5 through high school from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Cost is $15. Register with Elizabeth Washington at 614-360-8611.
11:00 am STEAM Fun Session @ Bluffton Public Library
STEAM Fun Session @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
A STEAM fun session will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bluffton Public Library. Activities will be provided for ages 6 to 12 in the children’s area, and all children must be accompanied by an adult who will assist them.
11:00 am Valentine Bingo @ Putnam County District Library -- Leipsic
Valentine Bingo @ Putnam County District Library -- Leipsic
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am
Valentine bingo will be the theme for a family fun program planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The free program will also be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location.
2:00 pm The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
7:00 pm Diamond Rose Ball @ Lima Knights of Columbus
Diamond Rose Ball @ Lima Knights of Columbus
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm
The Lima Noon Sertoma Service Club and Delta Zeta Sorority at Ohio Northern University are collaborating on the second annual Diamond Rose Ball on Saturday at the Lima Knights of Columbus, 810 S. Cable Road, Lima. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. with music by Exploit Trio. There will also be a silent auction and cash bar. Tickets for the black-tie-optional fundraiser are $45 per person or $350 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased by calling Michele Hicks at 419-234-1706. Ticket sales will support various scholarships and the Delta Zeta Sisters’ charity
7:00 pm Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Funny Girl @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People”, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, and “The Music That Makes Me Dance,” this musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. This grand production, has music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill, a book by Isobel Lennart and based on an original story by Miss Lennart.
7:30 pm AdverCity Showcase @ Fidnlay's South Side
AdverCity Showcase @ Fidnlay's South Side
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
The AdverCity Showcase will return to Findlay for its fifth surprise performance Feb. 24. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the city’s south side. The performers will be unveiled at the start of the event, and ticket holders will be notified of the event’s location 24 hours prior to showtime. Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite.com by searching the word AdverCity.
7:30 pm Deathtrap @ The Ritz Theatre
Deathtrap @ The Ritz Theatre
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
This suspenseful production written by Ira Levin follows a Broadway playwright with writer’s block that comes across a potential hit script by a young student. The playwright devises a plan to share credit with the younger scribe, leading to an abundance of thrills and laughter.
8:00 pm Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Lend Me A Tenor @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
“Lend Me A Tenor,” the comedy/farce written by Ken Ludwig, comes to the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other performances at 8 p.m. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, the screwball comedy’s story is set in 1934. Saunders (James Foust), the manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera company, is ready to present Tito Morelli (Patrick Davis), the world’s most famous tenor, as the star of the one-night-only opera, “Otello.” He arrives with his hot-blooded Italian wife Maria (Kedryn Roether) and a terrible stomachache from eating too much while traveling. With his girlfriend Maggie (Samantha Henry), the opera guild’s president Julia (Jean Daniel) and the opera’s resident diva Diana (Lori Foster) all trying to finagle a private meeting with Morelli, Saunders’ beleaguered assistant Max (Andy Conway) has his hands full. Through a series of mishaps, including the hotel’s bellhop (Ron Dutton) popping in and out of the room, Morelli is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume, ready to perform. Now, two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. Tickets go on sale to the public for $12 each on Monday and can be bought online at www.fortfindlayplayhouse.org, by phone at 567-525-3636, or in person at the box office inside the playhouse from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Unreserved seats will be available at the door on show nights on a cash- or check-only basis.
8:00 pm The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

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