Christmas Open House @ Putnam County District Library
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Christmas open house will be held from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Presbyterian Mountain Strings. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa.

The event marks the opening of the Friends of the Putnam County District Library’s 25th Christmas Tree Festival, running through Jan. 5.

Hancock Historical Museum Christmas Open House @ Hancock Historical Museum
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Hancock Historical Museum will host its annual Christmas open house this weekend.
Hours are 5-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The museum is located at 422 W. Sandusky St.

Visitors will experience the sights, tastes and sounds of the season during a guided tour of the historic Hull House, which has been decorated as it would have been for an 1880s Christmas.

There will be seasonal goodies cooked over the open hearth of the Crawford Log House to sample, along with live musical entertainment, storytelling, Christmas crafts and games for kids. A visit by Father Christmas is also expected.

The museum gift shop will also be open. Sale items include antique Findlay Glass, Findlay gift baskets and local history books. Purchases will be wrapped.

The cost to attend is $1 per person. Call the museum at 419-423-4433 or visit for more information.

A Quartet Christmas @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

Findlay’s own national recording artists, Sojourner Quartet, presents “A Quartet Christmas” with special guest pianist, Susan Kayser. The Quartet includes Isaac Steinhour (tenor and Findlay High School graduate), Mark May (lifelong Findlay native, baritone and member since 1992), Larry Counterman (bass and Indiana resident), and Jeff McGlade (lead vocals and Findlay resident since 1984).

Blanchard River Archaeology Club Meeting @ Endly Room, Alumni Memorial Union
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Blanchard River Archaeology Club will meet from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Endly Room, Alumni Memorial Union, at the University of Findlay.

Archaeologist Glen Boatman will present “What is the Extent of Hopewell in North Central Ohio?” The artifact profile will be Hopewell bladelets and cores, specially prepared flint blocks from which sharp blades were removed to serve as knives.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and may bring items for identification. Call Rick Carles at 419-299-3693 for more information.

Sojourner Quartet Christmas Concert and Dinner @ Gilboa United Methodist Church
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm

Sojourner Quartet of Findlay will perform a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Gilboa United Methodist Church, 102 Franklin St., Gilboa. A festive dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. The concert and dinner are by donation and are open to the public.

Riley Creek UMC Christmas Carol Sing @ Riley Creek United Methodist Church
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

Riley Creek United Methodist Church will host its 45th annual Christmas Carol Sing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. The program will feature congregational singing of many traditional carols, as well as readings from Scripture about Jesus’ birth, special performances by the Pandora United Methodist Church Choir, Ottawa Saints Peter and Paul Choir, other musicians and a candle lighting ceremony. The church is located southeast of Ottawa and northwest of Pandora at the intersection of Putnam County roads M and 7-L.

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.

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