Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits
7:30 p.m. Friday
Peter Noone returns to Van Wert’s Niswonger Performing Arts Center with his musical talent, wit and handsome features. Tickets range from $35 to $59 and are available online at bit.ly/3l0p5uF. Noone achieved international acclaim in the 1960s as the lead for Herman’s Hermits. Now you can hear hit songs such as “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “No Milk Today,” “End of the World,” “This Door Swings Both Ways” and “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am.”
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
7:30-10:30 p.m Saturday
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective will perform at The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St., Findlay. The harmonic sounds of the Earth Harp, noted by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest playable stringed instrument, will fill the air as the Center becomes part of the harp. Long strings are installed into the architecture itself, making each performance a slightly different sound experience.
Lima Area Concert Band
7:30 p.m. Saturday
The Lima Area Concert Band kicks off its 2022 season with “Wondrous Winds and Precious Percussion.” Tickets are $15 via bit.ly/3L667gT or at Vons Jewelry and the Civic Center box office. These 70 volunteer musicians share their love of music at these events. Saturday’s show features trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, a Yamaha performing artist and Concord recording artist from Los Angeles. This combination should make for a memorable expression of their love for music.
9 p.m. Sunday
Schoonover Observatory will be open to the public from 9 p.m. Sunday until Monday morning to view a total lunar eclipse with members of the Lima Astronomical Society. The full eclipse is expected to begin at 9:32 p.m., have its maximum at 12:11 a.m. and end at 12:54 a.m. The eclipse ends at 1:55 a.m. LAS members will have a special Astro-camera attached to the domed telescope and viewable on the 60-inch monitor in the downstairs meeting room. Visitors can also watch through telescopes if they wish. Should clouds or rain hamper the viewing, the eclipse will still be viewable on the monitor via a remote viewing location somewhere where clear skies are present. Admission is free.
Battle of the Badges
12-6 p.m. Wednesday
The American Red Cross encourages everyone to respond to the call and give blood during the Auglaize County Battle of the Badges blood drive at Beckwith Hall, 504 Glynwood Road, Wapakoneta. Sponsored by First United Methodist Church, the event will feature first responders in an effort to “Get Back to the Blue.” Residents are encouraged to support their favorite law enforcement officer. The Red Cross is reporting a blood shortage. An appointment is required at the Wapakoneta Red Cross via 1-800-733-2767 or RedCrossBlood.org.
• The Linda Ronstadt Experience: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St., Findlay. $22 and $29 tickets via sforce.co/37Duxka.
• Laurel Oaks Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 120 Chickadee Place, Elida. Free.
• Patio Party with Dustin Hites: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 19 Hawthorne Wedding & Event Venue, 1000 Fetter Road, Lima. Free.
• Josh Melton’s Night in Nashville: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Legacy Arts Building, 230 N. Main St., Lima. $20 via bit.ly/3FzuQJ8.
• Limaland Poetry Slam: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Vibe Coffee House & Cafe, 311 E. Market St., Lima. $3 donations, free sign up.
• Another Night of Laughter: 9 p.m. Saturday show, doors open at 7:45 p.m. F.O.P. Lodge, 750 W. Robb Ave., Lima. $40 admission, table of six for $250 by calling 419-516-9111 or 567-242-3303. Comedy by Mike Samp, Josh Adams, Melanie Hearn and DJ Cube.
• Van Wert Service Club Pancake Day: 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Van Wert Middle School, 10694 state Route 118 South, Van Wert.
• Ladies Tea: 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Gomer Congregational Church, 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer. $10 per person. Reservations through Sue Grusenmeyer at 419-236-0289, Deb Thomas at 419-230-4344 or Joyce Larimore at 419-234-4220.