This Week’s Show at the Virginia Theater

In Downtown North Baltimore this Weekend!

 

All Showings are $5.00

Sonic the Hedgehog

Showing

Friday, Feb 28:  7:00 pm

Saturday, Feb. 29: 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 1: 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

This is a one week booking.

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Black Swamp Players Present The Drowsy Chaperone

Black Swamp Players Continues 52nd Season With Musical Comedy

Black Swamp Players Continues 52nd Season With Musical Comedy,

The Drowsy Chaperone

(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players continues its fifty-second season with The Drowsy Chaperone. The show opens February 21 and runs for two consecutive weekends.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a send-up of American musical comedy in the 1920s featuring Jazz-Age style showstoppers and dance numbers. It follows a woman in a chair (Annelise Clifton), who is listening to her favorite record: the cast recording of the fictitious 1928 musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. The recording comes to life as we meet the characters involved in a wedding, including two lovers (Bridget Harrington and Zachary Robb), the bumbling best man (Kamron Girardot), a desperate theater producer (Lexington Stuber), two gangsters posing as pastry chefs (Mariah Clawson and Emily Penton), a not-so-bright hostess (Deb Shaffer), and an intoxicated chaperone (Beth Giller).

The cast also includes Patrick Davis (Aldolpho), Melissa Kershaw (Kitty), Karmann Ludwig (Ensemble), Stephanie Truman (Superintendent), Bianca Oliver (Ensemble), Leah Truman (Trix, Ensemble), and Andrew Varney (Underling).

The production is directed by Heath A. Diehl with music direction by Lizzie Edwards and choreography by Joelle Stiles.

The Drowsy Chaperone will open on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 22 and 29, all at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, February 23 and March 1 at 2:00 PM. All performances will take place at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.

Tickets for the production are $17/adults, $15/seniors (65+) and students (under 18), and can be purchased on the organization’s website or at the door.

The Players will close their 52nd season with Leaving Iowa which opens in late-April.

Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty-one years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to [email protected]

 

NB Community Education: Design Your Home Like A PRO

February 12th 7-8:30 pm in the NBHS Media Lab…..

It’s not too late to freshen up your home design!  North Baltimore Schools Community Education is proud to present: 
Design your home like a Pro with Abbie Murray of Flynnellaine Designs!

In this 90-minute workshop, we will cover the major dos and don’ts of
interior design, discuss creating eye-pleasing color palettes, practice
scaled furniture layouts, create a simple room scheme board, and look at
some free designer software.

Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their own rooms they have questions about and an object with colors they LOVE (This could be a mug, shirt, throw pillow, plate- anything!).
 


Cost is $15 payable at the event and includes a custom binder with ideas for your home!

February 12th 7-8:30 in the NBHS Media Lab.
Sign up using the link below 
 

2020 Congressional Art Competition

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 3, 2020…..

From U.S. Congressman Bob Latta, Ohio’s 5th Congressional District:
Congratulations to last year’s winner, Jordyn Gears, from Woodmore High School! In 2019, we received 101 entries from 23 schools throughout the district for this national high school visual art competition.

Dear Friend,

High school students who live or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit a piece of art for this year’s competition.

The Congressional Art Competition provides a tremendous opportunity to showcase the wealth of artistic talent in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District. It began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. 

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

All artwork will be displayed at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township. The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year, and three honorable mention pieces will be displayed in my three district offices.

Each student is allowed one entry. Eligible artwork includes the following:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.
  • Computer-Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must meet the following criteria:

  • The submission must be two dimensional.
  • If selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, D.C., framed.
  • The submission must be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, including the frame.
    It also must have a wire attached to the back suitable for hanging on a wall.
  • The submission must not weigh more than 15 pounds.
  • The submission must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed. Work entered must be in the original medium; that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing. Framing rules apply only to the winning artwork.

Members of my district staff are available to pick up artwork from students. To arrange a pick-up time or to obtain additional information, contact the Findlay office at 419-422-7791.

When submitting artwork, students must complete and  include the below two forms:

STUDENT INFORMATION FORM

STUDENT RELEASE FORM

Latta Announces Congressional Art Competition

All artwork will be displayed at Owens Community College in Perrysburg. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 3.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) has announced details for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. High school students who live or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit a piece of art for this year’s competition. The Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

All artwork will be displayed at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 3.

The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year, and three honorable mention pieces will be displayed in Congressman Latta’s three district offices. Submissions can be dropped off at any of those offices, listed below:

Bowling Green – 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 6, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Defiance – 101 Clinton Street, Suite 1200, Defiance, Ohio 43512

Findlay – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 302, Findlay, Ohio 45840

Each student is allowed one entry. Eligible artwork includes the following:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.
  • Computer-Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must meet the following criteria:

  • The submission must be two dimensional.
  • If selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, D.C., framed.
  • The submission must be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, including the frame.
    • It also must have a wire attached to the back suitable for hanging on a wall.
  • The submission must not weigh more than 15 pounds.
  • The submission must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed. Work entered must be in the original medium; that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing. Framing rules apply only to the winning artwork.

District Staff is also available to pick up artwork from students. To obtain an entry form, further information, or to arrange a pick-up time, contact the Findlay office at (419) 422-7791. For more information, visit my website.

Ohio Star Quilters to Meet

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend…..

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, January 27, 9:30 am in Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue. 

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.  Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Pat Czaplicki at 567-250-8537. 

  

(MCPA) is seeking proposals

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) is seeking proposals for shows for the 2020-2021 Youtheatre Season

Findlay, OH, January 17, 2020– Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) is seeking proposals for shows for the 2020-2021 Youtheatre season. The season runs October 2020 through March 2021. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020.   

 

Youtheatre typically produces two mainstage shows per season, one in October (Grades 6-12) and the other in March (Grades 1-5). In January and February, Youtheatre produces a Night of One Acts for students in grades 6-12. Additionally, we may also consider producing smaller cast shows at different times of the year, for each age group, depending on schedule, program need, and available resources.

 

MCPA is also seeking individuals interested in helping in a Technical Position (costuming, stage make up/hair and set construction/painting) for future Youtheatre seasons. 

 

People who are interested in submitting a proposal and/or being considered for a Technical Position can email Craig VanRenterghem, Education Director of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at [email protected].

 

The mission of Youtheatre is to create an inclusive environment in which to inspire and enrich the lives of all youth, regardless of income or ability, by providing educational opportunities and promoting appreciation of the arts.

 

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) is one of Northwest Ohio’s premier destination for diverse arts programming and entertainment. MCPA features a beautifully renovated 969 seat performance space featuring a large proscenium stage with expanded backstage capabilities, state-of-the-art lighting and sound technology, and new seating; a multi-purpose event hall for intimate performances, rehearsals, meetings, corporate and private events; an atrium lobby; a lounge space; an art gallery; a suite of dressing rooms, and flexible spaces in the lower level to provide arts education classes for the community.

1947: A Moment of Peace on Christmas Eve in NB

The photograph captures the village’s tranquil atmosphere in that very short, peaceful period between the end of World War II (1939-1945) and the outbreak of the Korean War (1950-53).

The original photo by Emerson Boltz “Portrait” orientation.

Emerson Boltz, editor and publisher of the North Baltimore News took this photograph of North Baltimore’s South Main Street on a snowy Christmas Eve in 1947. He was standing on the west side of the street in front of the newspaper’s office.

The photograph captures the village’s tranquil atmosphere in that very short, peaceful period between the end of World War II (1939-1945) and the outbreak of the Korean War (1950-53).

All the World War II servicemen had by 1947 returned home and rejoined civilian life. Although the Cold War with the Soviet Union had just begun, the threat of nuclear war was not yet a major concern. The Berlin Airlift, the first major Cold War confrontation with the Soviet Union was six months away (June 1948 – May 1949).

The village was at peace.

It has been 72 years since this photo was taken, and ever since the U. S. been engaged in either a hot or cold war with a foreign adversary. Today, the world is increasingly unstable as Russia has re-emerged as a military threat, a nuclear armed North Korea threatens us, and a more powerful China is a major competitor.

At the end of 2019, there are still thousands of American military personnel engaged in combat in the Middle East and Afghanistan, our nation’s longest war (2001 to present). As we enjoy this Holiday Season with our families, we should take a moment to remember our active duty and reserve military members, veterans, and especially those who made the supreme sacrifice for our nation.

Tom Boltz

“Cropped” to landscape orientation…

Quilters to Meet

Monday, November 18, 9:30 am

The Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, November 18, 9:30 am, in Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue. 

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend. 

Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Pat Czaplicki at 567-250-8537. 

Celebrate the Arts during Fall ArtWalk in Downtown Findlay

Celebrate the Arts during the Fall ArtWalk on Friday, November 1 beginning at 5 p.m……

(FINDLAY, OH, October 30, 2019) Residents and Visitors are invited to celebrate the Arts during the Fall ArtWalk on Friday, November 1 beginning at 5 p.m.

This fall’s ArtWalk features over 30 locations throughout Downtown Findlay.  Notable locations include the grand opening of a holiday pop-up boutique NEST 524 featuring gifts and locally made items, as well as the grand re-opening of Creative Fringe in a new location at 404 S. Main Street.  Creative Fringe sells the artwork and hand crafted items of over 20 local artisans and will now be presenting these items in a larger space.  The Lavender Hour, a yoga studio and wellness boutique, will be participating in their first ArtWalk after opening this summer.  Also participating in their first ArtWalk is Stout Cyclery, Stix Restaurant, and The City Club.  Located at The City Club will be local artist Cassaundra Giles who will be presenting her work, as well as the artwork of her two-year-old daughter, Maedelyn, whose artwork will be on sale benefiting the Pediatric Congenital Association – a group the Giles are familiar with as Maddi is a CHD survivor.  St. Andrews United Methodist Church will be the hosting hands-on children’s art activities, as well as living characters from Party with a Princess.  Awakening Minds Art will be hosting their weekly event, Drop & Date from 6 – 8 p.m., allowing potty-trained children to take part in free-draw as well as an organized activity while parents can spend time in Downtown.

In addition to local businesses hosting art, many local galleries will be open for the evening.  Thirteen artists in the Jones Building will be opening their studio doors for tours, demonstrations, and displaying their work for sale.  The Findlay Art League will be hosting their Fall Juried Art Show featuring work from their members, as well as pottery demonstrations throughout the night.

Live music can be heard throughout Downtown Findlay during ArtWalk, including at Alexandria’s, The Bourbon Affair, Findlay Brewing Company, Logan’s Irish Pub, and We Serve. Coffee, with Open Mic Night at Coffee Amici.  Vocalist/Pianist Melanie Klakamp will be playing at The Urban Market, Acoustic Guitarist Adrian Smith will be playing at Trends on Main beginning at 7:30 p.m., Composer Kai the Music Guy will be showcasing his talent at Objects of Desire Artful Living, and the band ReVerb will be playing from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Hancock Hotel.

ArtWalk is a semi-annual, family-friendly, free event that takes place the first Friday of May and November in an effort to promote the arts and integrate them throughout the Downtown Findlay business community.  This event was planned in collaboration between Visit Findlay: Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, Findlay Art League, and Jones Building Artists.

Printed maps of ArtWalk locations are available at the Visit Findlay Welcome Center, 123 E. Main Cross St., with limited copies at all participating locations.  Digital versions are available for reference or downloadable online.   For more information, go to VisitFindlay.com/ArtWalk. 

NB Artist Erika Miklovic will be at Location 13 on this map of ArtWalk
Friday November 1, beginning at 5:00pm