Community Connections @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A “Community Connections” program will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluffton Public Library.

Those attending will learn what children’s programs and services are offered in the Bluffton area and meet with representatives of many organizations, businesses and government agencies.

Hancock County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society @ Local and Family History Department, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm

The Hancock County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Local and Family History Department of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

Dues will be collected from members and are $10.

The meeting is open to the public.

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School Open House @ First Presbyterian Church
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School will begin enrollment for the 2018-19 school year on Feb. 20.

An informational meeting/open house will be held at 7 p.m. that day in the church fellowship hall for parents who wish to enroll their 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. The church is located at 2330 S. Main St.

Visit http://findlayfpc.org/ministries/nursery-school/ for more information.

Hardin Northern FFA Blood Drive @ Hardin Northern Local School
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Hardin Northern FFA is hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the school’s Ag Building.

Interested donors can schedule an appointment by calling the Ag Office at 419-759-2331, ext. 1604.

Community Lenten Lunches @ North Baltimore
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The churches of the North Baltimore Area Cooperative Ministry (NBACM) will host weekly “Community Lenten Lunches” on Wednesdays during Lent. Community members are invited to lunch and Lenten devotions from noon to 1 p.m. at a North Baltimore church.

The schedule is:

  • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, Holy Family Roman Catholic, 115 E. Cherry St.;
  • Feb. 21, Praise Chapel Pentecostal (location of meal: Church of the Good Shepherd, 119 W. Broadway St.);
  • Feb. 28, St. James United Methodist. 201 S. Second St.;
  • March 7, The Bridge Fellowship, 123 E. Broadway St.;
  • March 14, Church of the Good Shepherd;
  • March 21, St. Luke’s Lutheran, 215 N. Second St.

There is no cost for the meal, but participants are invited to give an offering for the ministries of NBACM including the “Community Food Pantry.”


Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch.

Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton.

Dates and topics include:

  • Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet
  • Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas
  • Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern
  • March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease
  • March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps
  • March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar
  • April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain
  • April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals
  • April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch

Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu

“Displaced” Artist Reception @ Owens Community College library
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Displaced,” a photo exhibition by Findlay artist Ashley Donaldson, will be on view in the library at Owens Community College.

An artist reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, and the photos will remain on view through March 2.

Visit www.owens.edu/library for a list of library hours.

Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center Fundraising Banquet @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center will host its 36th annual fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

Findlay City Schools Superintendent Ed Kurt will speak on diversity in education and its role in creating a workforce for the future.

Tickets are $50 each and include dinner. Call 419-423-2984 or 419-788-6794 for tickets.

Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs.

Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes.

To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.

The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm

Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people.

Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.

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