Teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors can attend a free training workshop on Saturday, March 25 in Findlay. NASP instructors teach target archery to elementary, middle and high school students, and some start after-school programs and archery teams. The Basic Archery Instructor Training workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 office at 952 Lima Ave. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Registration is required by March 24 and can be completed at naspbai.org.
Bluffton Family Recreation is accepting registration for a volleyball camp for youth in grades 4-6. The camp will be held at the facility from 9-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 25 to April 29. Costs are $40 for BFR members; $50 for nonmembers. Registration is due by March 22 and can be made online at www.bfronline.com. Call 419-358-4150 for more information.
Attention, all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Register with $20 per child by noon on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Singles wanting “Something More” can check out a conference being hosted at Findlay’s New Life Assembly of God Church. The Something More New Life Singles Conference will be held March 25 with keynote speaker Kris Swiatocho, director of The Singles Network Ministries. Swiatocho will speak at three sessions. There will be small discussion groups and a light lunch. The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with doors opening at 9:30. It will be followed by a dinner catered by Kathy’s Korner, then comedy in the evening. Attendees can sign up for just the conference, just the comedy, or both. Registration is $50 for the conference and comedy combo package (which includes snacks, lunch and dinner); $40 for the conference only (including snacks and lunch); or $20 for comedy only (no meals included). Registration can be made online and the deadline to order tickets is March 4. Scholarships may be available for those who cannot afford the registration fee. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is listed as Feb. 1, but Dennis said they will try to accommodate people.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio will host its annual Bowl for Kids Sake on March 25 at Al-Mar Lanes, Bowling Green. Bowling times are scheduled for 1:30 and 4 p.m. Bowlers are asked to donate $30 or more per adult and $25 each per student college age and younger. All proceeds help support the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ one-to-one mentoring program. For more information, call Melva at 419-353-2113 or email email@example.com.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will host an Out of the Shadows, Into a Star talent show and contest from 2-8 p.m. March 25 at Glenwood Middle School. Registration begins at 1 p.m. the day of the event, with $1,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Admission to the talent show is free. Call 419-425-5988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity affiliate will hold its fourth “Signature Event” March 25 at the Findlay Country Club. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktail casual attire. The evening will feature live and silent auctions over director chairs and other items autographed by celebrities including Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, Richard Petty, Urban Meyer, Bobby Allison and more. Featured for the first time at this event are experiences and packages from the area including Bourbon Affair, a Huntington Bank suite, Logan’s, Element 211 and LaRiche Chevrolet. “Big Dave” Crosser of WKXA-FM will serve as emcee and Trent Farthing will conduct the auction. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and live entertainment by the band Midnight Rider. Tickets are $100 each and are available in advance at the Habitat for Humanity office, 2042 Tiffin Ave., or by calling the office at 419-429-1400 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event. The Signature Event raises funds to help build Habitat for Humanity homes for deserving families and also serves as a way to raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity in the community. All funds raised will be used in Hancock County to help build a new home planned in 2018. Marathon Petroleum Co. LP is the presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors are Spectrum Eye Care and Gary and Jane Heminger. Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to building decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in the Findlay/Hancock County community. Since 2000, the affiliate has worked with 36 families to build new homes and 34 repaired homes. ReStore was opened in 2010. For more information, visit www.habitatfindlay.org or contact the office.