Quilters to Meet

All are welcome to attend………

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, May 20, 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. 

Quilters Will Meet

Monday, April 29, 9:30 am in Findlay

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, April 29, 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. 

Latta Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition

A record number of artwork submissions this year – 101 pieces of art from students at 23 high schools

BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) announced Jordyn Gears, a student at Woodmore High School, as the winner of Ohio’s Fifth District 2019 Congressional Art Competition at an event yesterday in Perrysburg Township.


In a ceremony at Owens Community College, Latta also announced that pieces by Elizabeth Steffen of Bowling Green High School, Brett Fulk of Antwerp High School, and Sarah Boice of Ottawa Hills High School were Honorable Mentions. The winning artwork, Self Portrait, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Tunnel for one year. The three Honorable Mention pieces will be displayed in each of Latta’s district offices.


Jordyn Gears, a student at Woodmore High School, is the winner of Ohio’s Fifth District 2019 Congressional Art Competition

“We received a record number of artwork submissions this year – 101 pieces of art from students at 23 high schools,” said Latta. “It was incredibly difficult for the judges to decide on the winners from all the artwork. Congratulations to Jordyn taking the top prize. Her piece, Self Portrait, will be a welcome addition to the halls of the Capitol. Northwest and West Central Ohio is full of incredibly talented students, and I want to thank all everybody that came to the event yesterday to celebrate their creativity and skill.”

NBHS Jazz Fest TONIGHT 3/30

DOORS OPEN at 5:30. The Show starts at 6:00 pm. (Show ONLY tickets at the door – NO Dinner tickets!)

Dinner Option is NO LONGER available…

Saturday, March 30: Jazz Night, North Baltimore Auditeria,

DOORS OPEN at 5:30. the show starts at 6:00 pm.

The Edon, Montpelier, Elmwood, and North Baltimore Jazz Bands will present a showcase of live jazz music.

The University of Findlay Jazz Ensemble will conclude the evening.

Cost: $15 for entertainment only.

For tickets, please stop by the High School office or call 419-257-3464. Entertainment-Only tickets will also be available at the door.

Jazz Fest Tickets Available

Jazz Fest at NBHS Saturday…

The North Baltimore Music Dept. still has several tickets remaining for our Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 30.

Jazz bands from Montpelier, Edon, North Baltimore and the University of Findlay will perform.

The show is in the HS Auditeria and starts at 6 pm with doors opening at 5:30pm.

Tickets are $15 each. You can purchase them in the high school office or at the door. I hope to see you there!

Quilters to Meet next Monday

Monday, March 25, 9:30 am

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, March 25, 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 Tina Wood at 419-348-4247. 

ARTISTS VS. HUNGER: EMPTY SOUP BOWL FUNDRAISER

Raising Awareness of Food Insecurity in Wood County

The first annual Artists vs. Hunger: Empty Soup Bowl Fundraiser event to benefit the Brown Bag Food Project is planned for Saturday, April 13, from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum. The project is sponsored by the BGSU Ceramics Department and the Wood County Historical Center & Museum. The goal is to raise funds to help fight food insecurity in Wood County.

The BGSU Ceramics Department donated handmade bowls for this event. Tickets for the fundraiser are $15 and include a beautiful handmade bowl and free admission to the Wood County Historical Museum. The meal will be a free will donation. Tickets can be purchased on Brown Bag Food Project’s Facebook page.

The Brown Bag Food Project is a local non-profit that seeks to address issues of food insecurity in Wood County, Ohio.  Brown Bag Food Project provides individuals with a 5-7 day supply of food and vital hygienic items, as well as pet food and supplies, to help meet their immediate needs, along with a resource guide to connect people to additional community resources for long-term support.


The Wood County Historical Museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and weekends from 1 PM – 4 PM (closed on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. Historical Society members receive free admission as well as a gift shop discount. The museum offers free admission to all visitors on the first Friday of each month, courtesy of the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. The museum is handicap accessible and group tours are welcome. 

All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media. The museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green. 

PIANO PLAYER JASON FARNHAM IN FREE CONCERT

An Evening of Contemporary Piano in Findlay Wednesday night

America’s Funniest Pianist!

The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Findlay City Schools and the Findlay- Hancock County Community Foundation proudly announces a concert event scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 when Jason Farnham performs his signature piano show “An Evening of Contemporary Piano” at Donnell Middle School, 301 Baldwin Ave., at 7p.m. This concert is free and open to the public.

Jason Farnham of San Francisco Bay, CA is truly the “International Entertainer of Contemporary Piano Music”. Fans have affectionately dubbed him “Schroeder” from Peanuts because of his toy piano, his witty Victor Borge-style piano comedy antics and the clever way he interacts with the audience. The newest addition to his piano show has become his staple track:

Fur Elise with a techno-rock beat: “Fur Crying Out Loud Elise, Let’s Dance!” And Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca has now become “Rondo Alla Techno”. Fans of Mannheim Steamroller and rich piano instrumentals will find much to love here.

Jason Farnham is a first-class entertainer, and his show is sure to leave the audience smiling. Kathy Parsons of MainlyPiano.com says, “Think Schroeder from Peanuts meets George Winston meets Victor Borge meets a guy who makes techno remixes out of classical tunes.”

Jason Farnham is providing a week-long Artist in Residency Program at 10 schools in Findlay and Hancock County.

Small Town Monsters – Ohio Bigfoot Hits the Big-Time

Local filmmaker creates coast-to-coast, adventure, mini-series that promises to offer “compelling, new evidence” for creature’s existence

Ohio Bigfoot Hits the Big-Time

Local filmmaker creates coast-to-coast, adventure, mini-series that promises to offer “compelling, new evidence” for creature’s existence

A new, documentary mini-series promises to change the way you view the Bigfoot phenomena when it is released in March. The series’ director, Seth Breedlove, grew up in Bolivar and used his hometown as a central location in the project, which, in addition to Northeast, Ohio, was also shot in California, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, South Carolina, New York and more. The series tracks the history of the Bigfoot subject while also telling Seth’s personal story, tracing how he went from an ardent skeptic, to truly believing there could be a real, undiscovered creature lurking in North American forests.

The documentary mini-series was created by Seth as a “solo, filmmaking experiment” through the course of 2018. Shot in over fourteen different states, and featuring twenty-one Bigfoot enthusiasts, investigators, skeptics, and believers, On the Trail of Bigfoot, is told in six episodes and is already being hailed as the definitive documentary on the subject. Breedlove drew national attention in 2015 with the release of his first film, Minerva Monster, which documented a Stark County family’s brief-but-terrifying encounter with a mysterious being in the woods behind their home in the late 70’s. On the Trail of Bigfoot revisits the Minerva Monster story within the context of retelling the entire history of the subject. Since the release of Minerva Monster, Breedlove has gone on to direct numerous features and shorts focused on local legends and lore. In 2018 he began developing an original series based around his films with a production company in Hollywood.

Small Town Monsters - Bigfoot in Ohio

While filming On the Trail of Bigfoot, Seth joined four different Bigfoot investigative groups located in Southern Ohio, Pennsylvania, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington and the Ouachita Mountains in Southeastern Oklahoma. He spent numerous days and nights in the forest with these groups searching for the creature and managed to get some intriguing video and audio evidence that is shown in the mini-series. While in the Ouachita Mountains, Seth and members of his team witnessed something throwing rocks and making bizarre screams from a hill near their camp; an event that persuaded Breedlove that perhaps there is more to the Bigfoot “legend”, after all.

On the Trail of Bigfoot was shot, edited, written, narrated and directed by Breedlove who considered the task of solely creating the series as a “filmmaking challenge”. He also co-produced the series with his wife, Adrienne. Together they run the production company, Small Town Monsters based out of Wadsworth, Ohio. On the Trail of Bigfoot will premiere at the Canton Palace Theatre on Friday, March 29th at 8pm with four of the six episodes being shown. It is also scheduled to play at a film festival in Eau Claire, WI and again at the Kent Stage in Kent, OH this coming April. The series will see a digital premiere on Amazon, Vimeo OnDemand and VIDI Space as well as DVD on March 29th.

To learn more, visit smalltownmonsters.com.

Adrienne Breedlove

Small Town Monsters

adrienne@smalltownmonsters.com

Latta Announces Annual Congressional Art Competition

High school students living in or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit!

BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has announced details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. High school students that live or attend school in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District are encouraged to submit a piece of art for this year’s competition. All artwork will be displayed at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township.

The deadline for submission is Monday, March 4.

A previous winner with Mr. Latta

More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the competition nationwide since it began in 1982. 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 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
Collage: 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

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.

Library Sponsors Bookmark Contest

North Baltimore Public Library Celebrates 100 Years……….

North Baltimore Public Library Celebrates 100 Years!

Bookmark Contest for (almost) All Ages

Children age 3 to adults are invited to enter the contest. 

Entries must be submitted on a paper sized 4 ¼ by 11 inches (half of an 8 ½ by 11 inch sheet). 

Bookmarks may include pen, markers, crayons, pencils and paint – but no stickers, stencils or materials that could fall or flake off. 
They should be flat for photocopying. 

All creations must be original artwork – no characters.   

Entries will be judged in the following age groups:

Ages 3-5/6-8/9-11/12-14/15-17/18 & over

One winner from each age group will be selected and made into bookmarks to be distributed in April during National Library Week. 

Please create a bookmark based on one of these themes:

“Happy Birthday to Our Library”

“Our Library 100 Years Ago”

“Our Library Today”

“Our Library in the Future”

“100 Years of the NB Public Library”

On the back each entry must list:

Artist’s first & last name

phone number

& age

(over 18 will be accepted for adults;)

Entries must be submitted at the Main or Children’s Desk by Friday, March 1.