Entertainment briefs, Nov. 22

Birchaven Village to host art show Nov. 29 at Hub

Birchaven Village, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, is to host an open house art show 1-5 p.m. Nov. 29 at The Hub at Birchaven, 5100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. The show is to include artwork created by residents with dementia through the program Opening Minds through Art.

A ceremony recognizing the artists is to begin at 2 p.m. and guests are to have the opportunity to meet and speak with the artists.

This art show is taking place in collaboration with the University of Findlay. Students from the University of Findlay entering art- or gerontology-related fields have been serving as “art partners” to assist residents in creating their artwork. The University of Findlay intends to display the artwork on campus for one semester.

The OMA program originated at Miami University and is designed to provide artistic opportunities for persons who suffer from dementia. In addition to acting as a form of therapy for residents, the program studies how creating art affects individuals with dementia. The program consists of 10 sessions.

For more information, call (419) 424-3000.

Art guild plans to host holiday boutique Dec. 1

Tiffin Art Guild & Gallery, 130 S. Washington St., is to host the third annual Holiday Art Boutique 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1.

Local artists and crafters are to be on hand presenting original and unique artwork for sale. There is to be a parade in town that morning and a Holiday Walk. In addition, Carol Hoffman’s exhibit of fine still-life paintings are to be on display.

Make-and-take crafts are free for children 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

A limited number of artist booths still are available. Entry forms are available at tiffinartguild.org.

For more information, contact Jill Groves at tiffinartguild@att.net or call (419) 902-7966.

Michael McDonald to perform at The Ritz

Michael McDonald is to perform “Season of Peace Holiday & Hits” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St.

Grammy Award winning McDonald has hits includeing “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “What A Fool Believes,” “Sweet Freedom” and “Yah Mo B There.” His just-released Christmas compilation album, “Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection,” includes a new recording of “Winter Wonderland” featuring Jake Shimabukro.

Tickets range from $65 to $95. For ticket information, call The Ritz Theatre Box Office at (419) 448-8544 or visit www.ritz


The show is sponsored by Distinctive Building Elements and the Ohio Arts Council helped fund the program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.