Findlay Young Professionals, which offers social events, leadership development and community involvement for 21- to 45-year-olds, will hold its annual kickoff gathering at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Alexandria’s, 132 E. Crawford St. The event will feature opportunities to network, a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, a preview of events for the upcoming year, and chances to become a member. Speaker will be Chuck Bills, chief executive officer of Ohio Logistics. There is no charge to attend Thursday’s event. Membership in Findlay Young Professionals is $50 per year. Non-members can attend events, usually for a $15 fee.
Artist Jeanne Beutler will offer a watercolor workshop at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Bluffton Public Library. This session is titled “Winter Birch Trees,” and registration is required as space is limited. Participants will leave with a piece of art and mat. There is a $10 fee at the door, cash only. To register, call the library at 419-358-5016 or stop by the front desk.
Reservations are being accepted for the 23rd annual Carey Area Chamber of Commerce dinner on Jan. 23 at Dance on Vance, 610 N. Vance St., Carey. Tickets cost $20 per person and are available by contacting Cassie Carlson, executive director, by email at email@example.com; by calling the office at 419-396-7856; online at careychamber.com and clicking on events; or at the chamber office, 132 E. Findlay St. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the “state of the village address,” the Bright Star and Spotlight award presentations, and a look at 2017 chamber activities.
Parents looking for a preschool for their children can attend Preschool and Early Literacy Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. The preschool fair will give parents a chance to meet with local preschool and daycare representatives in the Lindamood Room. The Children’s Services Department will have a performance, crafts, games, face painting, and early literacy activities for the children. The theme will be based on the “Elephant and Piggie” books by Mo Willems. No registration is required.
Registration for winter storytime at Bluffton Public Library opens Tuesday. The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 23, or at 10 a.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 24. Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5. Space is limited to 18 children per session. Register by calling 419-358-5016, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the library’s front desk.