The very successful Bedazzle Bridal & Prom Expo has been around since 2011 and has become an important resource for brides, prom goers and event planners. More than 40 exhibitors showcase their products and services that enhance and create that special day for the Bride. Everything from photography, event planning, tuxedo rental, healthy living supplements, dresses, catering and more are available for brides and prom-goers to schedule or select for their event. The resources also cater to any special event! If you are planning a retirement party, anniversary, birthday or graduation party, or any kind of get together, our exhibitors are willing to help you make your event vision come true!
Amateur photographers are invited to participate in the Hancock Park District’s 20th annual 2016 Photography Contest & Open House. The photography contest and open house will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The contest is open to youth (up to age 13 or eighth grade) and adults (14 years of age and older). Photo submissions are due by noon on Jan. 15 at the Hancock Park District office. There is no contest entry fee. Photo entries can be dropped off at the HPD office located at 1424 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay 45840 during office hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or may be submitted by mail. Judging of photos will be based on content, technical quality, composition and originality. Mounting neatness will also be considered. Photographers are required to obtain written permission if they use people in their photos. A copy of the written permission is required at the time of entry submission. The public is welcome to vote for their favorite photos for the People’s Choice Awards during the open house. All votes are required to be completed by 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. An awards ceremony for the contest winners will take place at 3 p.m. During the ceremony, ribbons and awards will be given to the winners for youth and adult first through third, Best in Show, People’s Choice Awards and honorable mention. There are eight contest entry categories: Hancock Park District scene, people in the park, general nature, Blanchard River Watershed Partnership, wild animals, domestic animals, action sports entries, and best of black and white. Additional details for each category are listed in the rules and guidelines so be sure to check them carefully before submitting photo contest entries.
COLUMBUS GROVE — The Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch will host a book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Participants will discuss “Table For Five,” by Susan Wiggs. Registration is recommended so enough books can be ordered. To register, call the library at 419-659-2355.