The Findlay-Hancock Chamber of Commerce will host Women’s Mentoring Connections’ “Unpack Your Fears and Conquer Them — Get Out of Your Head and Listen to Your Gut” from 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Birchaven Retirement Village Clubhouse, 7113 Eastern Woods Parkway. Admission is free, but the chamber urges attendees to bring a donation for the Salvation Army. Needs include craft supplies for after-school programs, food and toiletries, boxed potatoes and dessert mixes for holiday meals and gift cards for teens. Register at FindlayHancockChamber.com or by calling 419-422-3313.
The Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 172 will hold its annual Christmas banquet at noon Dec. 14 at StoneBridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive. The guest speaker will be Bob Weinberg, former sentry at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There is no charge for active, associate, honorary and prospective members, and for the widows of deceased members. Each person may also bring one guest at no charge. Other guests will be charged $10, payable at the door. Reservations must be made by noon Friday by calling 419-387-7532.
Registration is underway for the Thursday meeting of the Bluffton Public Library’s Expand Your World Family Book Club. The theme of the 6:30 p.m. program is “Christmas Around the World,” which will focus on the different customs and traditions of the Christmas holiday as it is celebrated around the world. The book club is co-led by Joanna Gratz of Trades of Hope.
The Hancock Park District will offer a new monthly “Teen Homeschool Hangout,” for 13- to 19-year-old homeschooled teens, in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The first program will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. The event will feature activities about science and nature. Register, with $3 per person, by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.