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February Downtown Newsletter

February 2017
February 3
First Friday Art Party- 6-9pm- The Upper Deck at Alexandria’s
Elijah’s Fridays– 8am-5pm- The Jones Mansion
February 8
Wine 101 Class Series– 5:30-7:30pm- Gathering Wine
February 10 
Lightening Thief-10am-2pm- The Arts Partnership
February 11
Valentine Workshop– 9-10:30am- Gaslight Gallery Art
American Girl Victorian Valentine Tea– 1-3pm- Hancock Historical Museum
Wine 101 Class Series– 4:30-6:30pm- Gathering Wine
Prohibition Valentine’s Day Soirre- 6-9pm- The Jones Mansion
Defending the Caveman– 8-10pm- Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
February 14
Valentine Evening Tea– 6-8pm- Swan House Tea Room
Overlapped Shapes Watercolor Class-7-8:30pm- Gaslight Studio
February 17 
Kevin MaC Band– 8-10pm- Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
February 17-18 
Winter Blues Festival– 8-11:55pm- Alexandria’s
February 19
Altered Book Class– 9-11am- Gaslight Studio
February 20
Presidents’ Day Theatre Day-Camp-9am-4pm- The Arts Partnership
February 24
Family Game Night– 5:30-7:30pm- Hancock Historical Museum
The Addams Family- 7:30-9pm- Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
February 25
The Addams Family- 7:30-9pm- Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Doll Repair Clinic- 10-11:30am- Gaslight Studio
February 26
The Addams Family- 2:30-4pm- Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play– 3-5pm- Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Art Squad– 5:30-6:30pm- Awakening Minds Arts
Happy Hour– 5-7pm- Gathering Wine
Open Studio– 5:30-6:30pm- Awakening Minds Arts
U pick 3 Beer Buckets– 5-10pm- Divine Wine Bar
Flight Night– 5-9pm-The Wine Merchant
Happy Hour– 5-7pm- Gathering Wine
Live Music– Greek Garden
Sensory Explorers– 10:30-11:30am- Awakening Minds Arts
Throwback Thursdays- 15% off– 5-10pm- Divine Wine Bar
Happy Hour– 5-7pm- Gathering Wine
Live Music– Greek Garden
Weekly Ballroom Dance Lesson– 7-8pm- Olivewood Dance
Drop & Date– 6-8pm- Awakening Minds Arts
Time to ‘Wine’ Down Happy Hour– 3-7pm- Divine Wine Bar
Open Mic– 8-10pm- Coffee Amici
Wine Tastings- 5-7pm- The Wine Merchant
Live Music & Free Food– 9pm-12am- Anvil Upstairs at The Gathering
Live Music– Greek Garden
Beer Tastings- 5-7pm- The Wine Merchant
Live Music & Free Food– 9pm-12am- Anvil Upstairs at The Gathering
Live Music– Greek Garden
Painting Class- 10-11am- Awakening Minds Art
Live Music- Divine Wine
Visit our website for a full list- of upcoming events!
Downtown Gift Certificates
The new  Gift Certificate design will be sent out to participating locations.  General guidelines for the Downtown Gift Certificates are below:
  • Certificates are sold in $5.00 increments.
  • Merchant must give change if applicable after purchase.
  • Expiration date is one year from the date listed on the certificate.
  • A list of participating businesses will be distributed with each certificate.
  • Every certificate is numbered and will be tracked.
Validating Certificates
  • Valid certificates will have an embossed seal in the shape of the downtown logo.
  • Each certificate will be signed and numbered.
Certificate Redemption
  • To redeem certificate, certificate must be delivered to Chamber of Commerce, 123 E Main Cross Findlay, Ohio 45840.
    • A check will be mailed to the merchant from the Chamber of Commerce.
 Gift certificate guidelines are subject to change. The Chamber is not responsible for lost or stolen certificates. There are still quite a few older style certificates in circulation, but they are also embossed so you can tell if they are valid.
Partner with University of Findlay
Recently, The University of Findlay television station (UFTV), the Pulse, and WLFC have converged to form the Findlay Media Network.   FMN provides the Hancock County region with informational, artistic, educational and enriching stories that draw upon the vast intellectual and creative talents of the University of Findlay, its students and the community.
FMN is encouraging our viewing community to get involved in storytelling. Perhaps you always wanted to be a storyteller or work in the media, but never had the opportunity.  FMN is offering you that opportunity for free. Learn how create and develop stories about you, your family, your business, friends in the community in which they work and reside. It is for us, and about us! Take advantage of an opportunity to learn how to use HD video technology to create your own stories or programs to share information for your family, friends, and community.
We want to partner with members of the community to help you create and promote your content and stories that capture the character and culture of our community. For example:
  • a talk show about the community, government, or sports;
  • features about community members or businesses;
  • non-profits mission;
  • mature living;
  • nature or gardening;
  • a hobby or product you would like to promote;
 We have the cameras and production equipment to help you produce your idea into a TV program, as well as enthusiastic students to assist you to do-it-yourself (DIY), if you desire. As a member of the community you have an opportunity to learn media operations and storytelling while our Communication students improve their own skills.
Your stories will appear on the FMN distribution network:
  • READ:  The Pulse ( is widely read and is now online.
  • WATCH:  UFTV ( serves 43,000 homes on Time-Warner cable distribution network. Our eNewsletter is distributed to 5,000+ emails in the UF educational community. UFTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, research symposiums, live athletic events, and artistic performances through a complete and entertaining multi-media experience on your mobile device, online, and in over 43,000 homes in Hancock County on Time Warner Cable channels 20 and 96.205.
  • LISTEN:  WLFC 88.3 ( reaches 14 Northwest Ohio Counties; 53% of audience age is 18-34; and the home of UF athletics.
AJ du Fresne, Manager, UFTV
300 Frazer St. | Findlay, OH 45840
O: 419.434.5909 |
M: 973.985.2755
Promote your Business!  
If you are looking for a unique way to promote your business consider signing up for text alerts through Downtown Findlay.Texts may be purchased for $25.
Think about sending out a text before you have a special event, before Do Downtown Tuesdays, after the show at the MCPA, or during the lunch hour,  it would drive people to your business that are already in town!!
Just contact our office to get this scheduled!
Downtown Findlay Improvement District

From the President of the DFID,  Duane Wires.  The DFID has decided that due to all the construction planned for Main Street, they will not be putting up flower baskets this year.  They are moving forward on plans to add irrigation during the construction process, to water baskets in 2018, and are also working with the city to add ground level music to replace the overhead speaker system currently used.
The Downtown Findlay Facebook page, and Website are the best places to go to learn more about Downtown Findlay.  Please reach out to me,, for anything Downtown Findlay.
Carla Treadway, Downtown Coordinator