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Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 N. Main St., will host a “Taste of the Summit” luncheon from noon to 1:15 p.m. March 28. The event serves as a preview for the Global Leadership Summit 2017, scheduled Aug. 10-11, and is an opportunity to become acquainted with the leadership training provided by the summit. The luncheon includes a video teaching session with Mark Miller, vice president of high-performance leadership at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and author of the book, “Leaders Made Here.” There will also be an announcement of the 2017 Global Leadership Summit faculty. A discount registration code to the August event will be given to all attendees. The luncheon is free, but registration is requested by visiting www.winebrenner.edu or by calling 419-434-4226.
Putnam County Help Me Grow and Early Intervention staff will be available to screen Putnam County infants, toddlers and preschoolers from 1-4:30 p.m. March 28.
Free developmental screenings include hearing, vision, physical development (rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, etc.), speech and language, behavioral and play skills.
Screenings are available at the Putnam County Educational Service Center by appointment only. Call 419-523-6059.
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring.
This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics 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.
The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum.
The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check.
More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
A kids spring party will be hosted in the basement of Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Kids ages 6-12 are invited for stories, crafts, games and treats.
For more information, contact Jane at 419-299-3690.
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St.
Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts.
Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Bilingual story times are scheduled at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location.
Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa and 10 a.m. Thursday in Leipsic. In April, story times will be offered at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in Ottawa, and 10 a.m. April 27 in Leipsic.
Activities include reading children’s books in Spanish and English, crafts and snacks.
Two student art shows begin this week at the Findlay Art League, 117 W. Crawford St.
The first show opens from 6:30-8 p.m. today, displaying the work of students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Viewing will continue through April 9.
The second show includes the work of students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. It opens from 6:30-8 p.m. April 13. High school art will be judged by Laura Barnhardt Corle, Findlay watercolor artist and adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University. Viewing will continue through April 23.
Findlay Art League viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Fridays; and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. The shows are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 419-422-7847.
50 North will host a program called “Afternoon Conversation: Tracing Your House’s History” at 1 p.m. March 29.
Becky Hill, head librarian at the Hayes Presidential Center, will explain how to use printed and online sources to track the history of your home with a variety of sources. Registration and a $5 fee are required by Friday. Call 419-423-8496.
50 North is located at 339 E. Melrose Ave.
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is hosting a Discover Lacrosse Day from 5:30-7 p.m. March 29 at The Flag City Sports Complex Youth Football Field, 3430 N. Main St.
Registration is $35, and participants should register by today to ensure a free lacrosse stick and ball to take home. The event is open to boys and girls ages 4-18.
Anyone wishing to volunteer as a coach may contact the office at 419-424-7176.