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

NB Drama Club Seeking Advertisers

Fall Musical Cabaret, to be presented on Saturday, November 23, 2019….

The North Baltimore Drama Club will present its Fall Musical Cabaret, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. We are selling advertisement space in the program for local businesses until  Friday, November 7, 2019.

Businesses wishing to support the Drama Club in this way should e-mail Emily Meyerson at emeyerson@nbls.org to receive a form. Prices are as follows:
 
1/4 page ad in the fall program only: $40
1/2 page ad in the fall program only: $70
Full page ad in the fall program only: $80
 
1/4 page ad in the fall and spring programs: $70
1/2 page ad in the fall and spring programs: $130
Full page ad in the fall and spring programs: $150

NBHS Drama Club thanks you for your consideration.
 
Emily Meyerson
Choral Director, P-12 Music
North Baltimore Local Schools
419-257-3464

NB Student Contest Winner

Braiden Solly was a monthly winner Wood County Prosecutor’s Office Safety Kids Calendar Contest……

Braiden Solly was a monthly winner of the 31st annual Wood County Prosecutor’s Office Safety Kids Calendar Contest.  His drawing was chosen out of almost 650 entries. 
NB 7th Grader Braiden Solly


Braiden is a 7th grader at North Baltimore Middle/High School.  He is the son of Tim and Tina Solly.  Braiden was presented with a $25 gift card and certificate on Saturday, October 19, 2019. 
 
Braiden and His Parents Tim and Tina Solly


The calendar entries must be about one of the six categories:
  • Be Cautious use technology appropriately.
  • Be Confident in who you are.
  • Be Responsible use the buddy system.
  • Be Respectful violence is never okay.
  • Be Brave confide in someone you trust.
  • Be Smart don’t use drugs, alcohol or tobacco.
Braiden chose Be Cautious use technology appropriately.  His message was “Think about the consequences before you SNAP!”  
 

The calendars will be sent out in December to all local schools and government agencies in Wood County. 

Teacher Arica Matthes, Braiden Solly, Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson



Congratulations Braiden!

Quilters Group to Meet

Monday, October 28th. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome…..

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, October 28, 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. 

  

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

Grant to support community production of The Music Man

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts and Findlay Light OperCompany a Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

 

Findlay, Ohio— The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding Marathon Center for the Performing Arts and Findlay Light Opera Company a grant of $10,000 to support a community production of The Music Man.

“All Americans should have access to the arts,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Grants such as this one to MCPA and FLOC are an important part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ work to ensure people in communities both large and small across the nation have the opportunity to experience the arts.”

 

“As we celebrate our thirty-second anniversary in 2020, we are filled with joy as FLOC has “come home” to Central Auditorium – now the acclaimed Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. We offer our gratitude to the board and staff of MCPA for sharing our desire to bring community theatre to MCPA. We are thrilled for this partnership with MCPA and to have been awarded this grant from the National Endowment for the Arts,” stated Zachary Thomas, president of FLOC.

 

Formerly Central Middle School, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts emerged when the building was slated to be demolished and a dedicated group of citizens organized themselves around the mission to “Save Central.” Just four years later, MCPA hosts over 300 events each year including everything from performances by rock-n-roll legends, Chicago, and country music superstar, Darius Rucker, to pre-school graduation ceremonies and weddings. With a full slate of entertainment, education and outreach programming, MCPA is truly a community performing arts center.

 

The Findlay Light Opera Company was founded on March 15, 1988. Since that time, FLOC has contributed to the community’s rich theatre history through thirty operettas and musicals, providing performing opportunities for hundreds of actors, musicians and technical crews, and entertained thousands of families, friends, and neighbors.

 

Financial challenges, the Flood of 2007, which caused the loss almost all property, and the closing of Central Auditorium, threatened FLOC’s future, but a dream that the organization would once again flourish transcended these losses and the plans to create a grand performing arts center in Findlay motivated the organization’s founders to hold onto their vision.

 

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

Imagine…“Whirled Peace” (LEFT – Pinwheels for Peace 2016)

 

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

Imagine…“Whirled Peace”

September 21, 2019

In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word.  On September 21, 2019, North Baltimore Middle School students plan to take part in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace at the entrance to the HS gym. 

Pinwheels for Peace 2016…

 

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.  This project is non-political – peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind.  To each of us, peace can take on a different meaning, but, in the end, it all comes down to a simple definition: “a state of calm and serenity, with no anxiety, the absence of violence, freedom from conflict or disagreement among people or groups of people.”

Middle school students have created pinwheels, and as part of the creation process, the students have written their thoughts about “war and peace / tolerance/ living in harmony with others” on one side. On the other side, they have drawn images to visually express their feelings. The students have assembled these pinwheels and on International Day of Peace they will “plant” their pinwheels at the entrance to the HS gym as a public statement and art exhibit/installation.

On September 21st keep a lookout for the pinwheels as you enter the gym doors for the HS freshman, JV and varsity volleyball games – the spinning of the pinwheels in the wind will spread thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the country and the world!

For more information, go to http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com or contact Arica Matthes at 419-257-3464 ext. 1203

Quilters to Meet

Monday, September 23, 9:30 am…..

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, September 23, 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. 

  

 

Oklahoma Photo Gallery: Fran Weith (Director)

Photo memories of Fran from Oklahoma Spring 2012 by Ike Skidmore (left).

I had the priviledge in Spring 2012 to be part of the “Oklahoma” cast, for Bringing Down the House! at North Baltimore High School on S. 2nd.

Mrs. Weith was the Director and thanks to her and about one hundred others – WE Brought Down the House!

Photos by JP Miklovic (Ike Skidmore – right)

Black Swamp Players To Hold Auditions For Psych

A contemporary farce, Psych focuses on Edward Baxter, a once successful psychiatrist who, at the opening of the show, is on the run……

(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players will hold auditions for the first production of its fifty-second season, Lisa Rowe’s Psych, during the week of September 22.

Open auditions for the production will be held on the following dates: Sunday, September 22 and Monday, September 23. Auditions will begin each evening at 7:00 and run to 8:30 PM. All auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.

The script for Psych calls for a cast of four males, two females, and one either male or female. Auditions are open to adults of all ages, races/ethnicities, orientations, sexes, and abilities. Those who want to audition should be prepared to cold read from the script and can see the Black Swamp Players website for additional audition information.

A contemporary farce, Psych focuses on Edward Baxter, a once successful psychiatrist who, at the opening of the show, is on the run with an assumed identity and a suspicious new wife, after being framed for murder. Edward seeks help from Dr. Robert Smith, a fellow psychiatrist and a man with demons of his own. When Edward’s meeting with Dr. Smith goes wildly awry and leaves Edward clinging precariously to his last shred of sanity, Dr. Smith’s psychic patient, Lydia, gains Edward’s trust and helps him find justice. The play includes slapstick, wordplay, and some dark humor.

The production will be directed by Inge Klopping.

Psych will open on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 16 and 23, all at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, November 17 and 24 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 $15/adults, $13/seniors and students, and can be purchased on the organization’s website or at the door.

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 president@blackswampplayers.org.

Quilters to Meet

Monday, August 26….

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, August 26, 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.