Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will be the keynote speaker during the annual Professional Women Luncheon hosted by the Carey Area Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Shrine Cafeteria. There are various ways for businesses to support the event. Contact Cassie Carlson, chamber executive director, at the chamber office, 419-396-7856, or via cellphone at 419-310-2427.
Painting a spring scene will be the second in the 2018 Hancock Park District seasonal painting series. The activity will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Awakening Minds Art will provide step-by-step instruction for the activity. Necessary supplies will be provided, including an 11-inch by 14-inch stretched canvas. Light refreshments will be served. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Register, with $30 per person, by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at www.hancockparks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275. The program will be held with a minimum of five and a maximum of 30 participants.
A program on DNA tests will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants will explore Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, National Geographic DNA and other test kits.