Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities.

Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification.

Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa.

Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing

What Animals Do In Winter @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

A daylong program about what animals do in preparation for winter will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle.

The program is for children 6 to 12 years old. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. today, either online at under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office.

The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 24 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

Putnam County District Library Technology Class
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Technology classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and its branches in November.

Sessions are open to those who need help with their laptop, tablet, Kindle, iPad, smartphone or MP3 player. Instructions will also be given on how to download e-books, magazines, music, videos or audiobooks from the library.

Available times and locations include:

  • Ottawa: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 14, 21, 28 and 29, 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22;
  • Columbus Grove: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 2;
  • Pandora-Riley Township: 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 7;
  • Ottoville-Monterey Township, 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15;
  • Kalida-Union Township, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16;
  • Continental: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 30.

Call 419-523-3747 for an appointment and schedule a 30-minute session or two consecutive times if more time is needed.

Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills.

For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email

Bloomdale Trinity UMC Thanksgiving Party @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will hold a Thanksgiving party in the church basement from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Kids ages 6-12 years are invited to attend for stories, crafts, games and treats. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more details.

You’re Not Alone @ Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re Not Alone support group meets 7-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) meeting room, 438 Carnahan Ave., Findlay. Call 419-722-4506.

Women’s Resource Center Turkey Trot 5K @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am

The seventh annual Women’s Resource Center Turkey Trot 5K, starting at St. Michael Catholic Church, east, will take place Thanksgiving morning.

The race begins at 9 a.m. and benefits the work of the center. Family members of all ages are invited to walk, run or crawl.

Sign up at or visit or call 419-424-9948 for more information.

Trinity Lutheran Church Thanksgiving Mass @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am

A special Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The choir will sing “All Good Gifts,” and the church will be decorated with harvest items. The church is handicap accessible. More information is available at

Ottawa Trinity UMC Thanksgiving Dinner @ Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa
Nov 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be held Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Pratt streets in Ottawa. Serving is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dinner is open to anyone looking for a hot meal and a place to gather for Thanksgiving. It is hosted by Tri-R Guns, the Ron Deatrick family and their friends.

StoneBridge Church Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ StoneBridge Church
Nov 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

StoneBridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive, will host its annual free community Thanksgiving Day meal from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to anyone who is hungry, would like some company or simply doesn’t want to cook. It is estimated that 309 volunteers, as well as the support of many local companies and groups, will be needed. In 2016, over 2,000 people enjoyed 64 turkeys, 30 hams and various side dishes. A drive-thru will also be available, along with the usual dine-in and delivery options. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact the church office at 419-422-6862 or visit

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