Apr
24
Tue
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring.

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office.

Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must.

Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26.

More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.

Silver Blades Try It Out Days @ The Cube
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

The Findlay Silver Blades Skating Club will host its spring “try it out” days from 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

The free ice skating clinic is open to new skaters ages 4 through adult and will introduce participants to basic ice skating skills. Skate rental will be available for a nominal fee.

Email findlaysilverbladesmembership@gmail.com to register.

Kids and Parents Spring Fling @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will host a “Kids and Parents Spring Fling” from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24. Pizza and games will be available in the church basement. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more details.

24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria.

Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided.

The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility.

For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.

Apr
25
Wed
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe.

Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park.

Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.

Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women Luncheon @ Shrine Cafeteria
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will be the keynote speaker during the annual Professional Women Luncheon hosted by the Carey Area Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Shrine Cafeteria.

There are various ways for businesses to support the event. Contact Cassie Carlson, chamber executive director, at the chamber office, 419-396-7856, or via cellphone at 419-310-2427.

Ben Cathey @ 50 North
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm

Ben Cathey, TV 13 ABC weather speaker, will give a free program about upcoming weather predictions at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 50 North.

Registration is required today by calling 419-423-8496.

Painting A Spring Scene @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Painting a spring scene will be the second in the 2018 Hancock Park District seasonal painting series. The activity will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area.

Awakening Minds Art will provide step-by-step instruction for the activity. Necessary supplies will be provided, including an 11-inch by 14-inch stretched canvas. Light refreshments will be served.

Participants must be at least 16 years old. Register, with $30 per person, by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at www.hancockparks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab.

For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.

The program will be held with a minimum of five and a maximum of 30 participants.

Understanding DNA Testing @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm

A program on DNA tests will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.

Participants will explore Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, National Geographic DNA and other test kits.

24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria.

Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided.

The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility.

For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.

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