Girl Talk @ Family Resource Center
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Emily Momberg, community support provider at the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, facilitates a Girl Talk group to teach girls ages 7-13 to empower, encourage and motivate themselves and others. Meetings are held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Family Resource Center office, 1941 Carlin St.

For more information about joining the group, call the center at 419-422-8616 or contact Momberg at

Making the Holidays Merry with Washi @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm

First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will present a program titled “Making the Holidays Merry with Washi” as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series.

The event, hosted by Sherri Kennedy, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday.

Participants will learn how to apply washi tape for gift wrapping, greeting card designs and holiday ornaments. The cost is $15 and includes all materials and refreshments.

First Step provides shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, and outreach and support programs. For more information, the agency can be contacted at 419-435-7300.

Shine Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm

Families are invited to attend Shine Storytime at the Bluffton Public Library, featuring holiday stories and crafts, at 6:30 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Registration is not required, and the sessions will take place in the youth services/storytime room.

Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 5 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

JENERA “” Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children during Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mornings with Mommy program.

The educational playdates are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the church, 301 N. Main St. Advance registration is required by calling 419-326-4685 or online at The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.

Each session has its own theme and offers activities for children ages infant through 5 years. Sessions begin with a devotion and include language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross and fine motor skills and an infant area. Moms and children may explore these activities at their own pace.

Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting @ Rosewood Room at Henderson Dining Hall
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Exchange Club of Findlay is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships.

Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rosewood Room in the UF Henderson Dining Hall.

Call 419-427-8425 for more information.

Transitions @ Putnam County District Library
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Transitions,” a program for individuals with early stage memory loss, will be held from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.

Linda Rae Pollitz, program manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, will present the program for individuals with early stage memory loss, their families and friends. Persons who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit.

Registration is requested by calling the library at 419-523-3747.

Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required.

The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.

Cooking With Squash @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Dec 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

A program on cooking with winter squash will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

Karen McDougall, OSU Extension program assistant, will explore the nutritious benefits of winter squash, along with ideas for preparation.

Registration is required at or by calling 419-422-1712, ext. 245.

Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 172 Christmas Dinner @ StoneBridge Church of God
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hancock County Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 172 will hold its annual Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at StoneBridge Church of God, 2111 Stonebridge Drive.

There is no charge for active members, honorary members, prospective members and widows of deceased members. Attendees may bring one guest at no charge. Other guests will be charged $10 at the door.

The guest speaker will be Bill Tate, junior vice commander from VFW Post 7883 in Westerville. There will also be musical entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus.

Reservations must be made no later than noon Thursday by calling 419-387-7532.

Christmas Tree Gala @ Fox Run Manor
Dec 11 @ 1:30 pm

This year’s Christmas Tree Gala will begin at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11, with the silent auction running through 3:30. Also included will be a visit from Santa from 2-3 p.m., light refreshments and entertainment.

This is a fundraiser for Cancer Patient Services, raising about $6,000 annually. Funds raised through the gala are used for direct client services. The gala was initiated by Fox Run Manor, which chose Cancer Patient Services as the receiving charity.

Fox Run will accept donations of trees up until the day of the gala, but they prefer to have them in as soon as possible.

For more information about the gala, contact the nursing home at 419-424-0832. To peruse the trees, visit Fox Run at 11745 Township Road 145.

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