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Self-Defense Program with Kurt’s Karate

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Self-defense program at Defiance Public Library, 6 p.m.  Kurt's Karate will demonstrate simple techniques for deterring attackers.  Free.   Contract Tory at westrick@defiancelibrary.org.  419-782-1456

Town and Gown: Presentations about Defiance History

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friends in High Places:  Highlights from the Correspondence of DC President Kevin McCann Presenter:  Barb Sedlock, Defiance College Archivist Thursday, February 20, 2020 Schomburg Auditorium 7 p.m. Defiance College Campus The Town and Gown programs are open to the public and free of charge.

Coffee with Craig

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Televised Auction Event

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

4th Annual Northwest Ohio Bridal Showcase

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event is for anyone planning a wedding or special occasion. This will be your one stop shop to meet many of the best local vendors with all of the major categories covered. Some will be decorators, jewelers, caterers, bakers, DJ's, dress and tux shops, photographers and more. Admittance is $5 cash per person at the door. We look forward to seeing you there!

Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.

February 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Coffee with a Cop

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Young Audience Series Presents Fort Wayne Ballet

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What do plie and grand jete mean? How do you do an arabesque, a glissade or a pirouette? What are the five positions of classical ballet? Answers to these questions and more will be revealed when the Fort Wayne Ballet dances into the Stroede Center. This interactive event includes a performance by dancers of the Fort Wayne Ballet and a Q&A session about ballet. Event is free & open to the public.

Piano Workshop with Robert Satterlee

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A piano workshop will be held at 4:00 p.m. prior to the performance. Registration is required as seating is limited. Email your information to dccc@defiancearts.org. Event is free & open to the public.

Robert Satterlee, Pianist

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Satterlee has delighted audiences with his accomplished and versatile solo recitals. Having performed throughout the United States, Europe, and China, Satterlee is praised for his imaginative performances of the piano repertoire. Tickets are $10. Sponsors ~ Moats Enterprises, Family of Keith & Mary Tustison, ServiceMaster

Shamrock Shuffle

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Defiance Lion’s Club announces the first Shamrock Shuffle!! This early St. Patrick’s Day celebration includes different levels of “runs and crawls” through out the day! There are many ways to dress in your Irish best and participate! 5K Run/Walk .5 Mile Walk and Pub Crawl 5K Run and Pub Crawl The pub crawl will include 5 vouchers that can be used at the participating pubs, bars and restaurants, plus you get an AWESOME commemorative T-shirt! Help us support The Defiance…

Irish Celebration with FoxTree Music Entertainment

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join us 7pm-8pm at Miami & Erie Restaurant and Lounge for an Irish Celebration and Music Entertainment with FoxTree. This is a free event open to the public sponsored by the Defiance Public Library System. Miami & Erie Restaurant and Lounge 406 Clinton Street, Defiance 43512 419-782-0360 Defiance Public Library Main 320 Fort Street, Defiance 43512 41-782-1456

Cinema at the Stroede Presents Plaza Suite

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classic movies are shown at The Stroede on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Movies are free and open to the public. Concessions are available.

Spring Into Gardening

March 21 @ 8:15 am - 1:00 pm

Come to the Cabaret

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Town and Gown: Presentations about Defiance History

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Between Two Worlds:  The Life of Alexander McKee Presenter:  Dave Westrick Thursday, March 26, 2020 Stroede Center for the Arts 7 p.m. 319 Wayne Avenue The Town and Gown programs are open to the public and free of charge.    

Luke McMaster, Icons of Soul

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In Icons of Soul, McMaster takes the soul influences that have impacted his music to new levels. McMaster marries contemporary soul, R&B, and jazz songwriting with the work of iconic Motown songwriters. Tickets are $10. Sponsors ~ Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau, The Hubbard Company, The State Bank, and Defiance Area Foundation

Purse Bingo

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

20th Annual Empty Bowls Benefit

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The 20th annual Empty Bowls event to benefit the PATH Center is planned for Thursday, April 2, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Elliott Road. The project is sponsored by the Defiance College Social Work Organization. The goal is to raise funds to help feed the hungry with all proceeds going to the PATH Center. Area restaurants and individuals make and donate a variety of soups and breads included in the dinner menu,…

Chocolate Walk

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Town and Gown: Presentations about Defiance History

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Buggies and Wagons and Trucks, Oh My! Presenters:  Leon Jones and Ethan Plummer Thursday, April 23, 2020 Stroede Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. 319 Wayne Avenue The Town and Gown programs are free and open to the public.

Defiance Community Day of Prayer

May 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the annual Defiance Day of Prayer Thursday, May 7th at the Defiance Area YMCA. Doors will open at 11:15 AM and a FREE lunch will be served at 11:30 AM for the first 250 guests. The program will begin at noon and end at 1 PM. Table sponsorships are available, but not required. All table sponsors are guaranteed lunch. ! Our keynote speaker this year will be Tony Trent, father of Purdue University Super Fan and cancer…

Lilac Festival & Street Fair May 11, 2019

Lilac Festival & Street Fair

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The streets of Downtown Defiance are filled with activities as we celebrate the official flower of Defiance with the community's largest Arts and Craft Fair. Join both young and old for a day of entertainment that features free lilacs to the first 750 attendees, a 5K race, live music, arts and craft vendors, unique food vendors, and children’s activities. The Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum will be open to the public. The event is free and located on Clinton Street.…

1st Annual Lilac Festival Cruise-In

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Downtown Defiance Farmers’ Market

June 4 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

This year's Market season will be filled with great produce, baked goods, delicious jams, fresh meat, and MUCH more! Live music fills the air every Thursday evening! A very special THANK YOU to ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital for helping make this year's Market possible! #DiscoverDefiance #DowntownDefianceFarmersMarket #buylocal Be sure to "Like" the Downtown Defiance Farmers' Market page https://www.facebook.com/DTDefianceFarmersMarket/ for event updates and weekly entertainment spotlights!

First Friday Cruise-Ins

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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