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Guitar 101 Beginner Lessons

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Coffee with a Cop

January 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

FREE Dance Lessons

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

FREE Dance Lessons, 9 a.m., Clogging, Beth Wisecup

Kurt’s Karate Grand Re-Opening

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Grand Re-Opening special is 3 months, uniform, t-shirt, car decal, and manual for only $150!

Ohio’s Romantic Tragedies with Jim Kleefeld

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jim Kleefeld presents intriguing tales of love, romance and subsquent tragedy. Hear stories, see displays, investigate history, discover books and research from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the era of an oft-mis-remembered past.

One-Day Beginner Beekeeping Class

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

One-Day Beginner Beekeeping Class sponsored by the Black Swamp Beekeepers Association.  9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Defiance County Extension Office.  Introduction to the time, money, and resources needed to keep healthy bees.  $50 plus $10 available lunch with free "Bee-Sentials Field Guide", 1-year membership to OSBA.  Registration deadline --Saturday, February 1. Send registration to Attn:  Treasurer-Mary Zebolsky, 25212 Watson Rd., Defiance, OH.   For questions, call or text Jamie Walters 419-438-7335.  See Black Swamp Beekeepers Association on Facebook.  

JBO Valentine’s Day Vendor Event

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bake Sale Sponsored by Friends of Independence Dam State Park

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Purchase your special Valentine a sweet or treat yourself to something special.  All proceeds go to purchasing new playground equipment for Independence Dam State Park.  For more information, go to Friends of Independence State Dam Park Facebook page or contact park office at 419-956-1368.  

Big Band Sound

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Whenever the Big Band Sound performs, you can expect to hear the music of Miller and Ellington among others. This year is no exception. Enjoy an evening of listening to the familiar Big Band repertoire. Tickets $10. Sponsors ~ Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau, The Hubbard Company, The State Bank, and DCTV

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.

Televised Auction Event

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

Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.

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

Singin’ in the Rain, Jr.

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

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…

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.

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 16 @ 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.

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
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