Nerf Challenge @ Bluffton Public Library
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm

A Nerf challenge will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bluffton Public Library.

There will be target practice, obstacle building and a super Nerf challenge for youth in grades 2-5. All participants must provide their own Nerf equipment, and darts should be initialed. Registration is required.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Jun 18 @ 3:30 pm

A support group for caregivers of spouses or family members with Alzheimer’s disease is scheduled the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. The group meets in the library at the Home, located at 410 W. Elm Street.

Group facilitators are Tricia Herrmann, RN, and Janet Schroeder, LSW. The focus of the group is to allow each member to discuss his/her issues involved in caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s. Speakers can be brought in to address specific topics at the request of the group.

For more information, contact Herrmann at 419-358-1015, ext. 221, or therrmann@mhcoliving.org.

Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Jun 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.

Junior Garden Club @ AgCredit office
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm

The Findlay Garden Club is organizing its first Junior Garden Club, with an introductory meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the AgCredit office on County Road 140.

The club is open to experienced and inexperienced gardeners ages 8-18 who are interested in vegetable or herb gardens, roses, fairy gardens, containers or hanging baskets and pollinator gardens.

Call Linda Finsel at 419-424-3213 or email Betsy DeFrancesco at findlaygardenclub@gmail.com for more information.

Adventure Day Camp @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

An adventure day camp about nature, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Aeraland Recreation Area, 1141 Washington Township 243, west of Fostoria.

The camp is for 6- to 12-year-olds. The program includes making journals, sketching scenes of trees and early summer wildflowers, and taking a leisurely hike to Goose Lake.

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

Register, with $15 per participant, by 8 a.m. Monday, online at www.HancockParks.com or in person at the park district administrative offices, 1424 E. Main Cross St.

The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 20 participants.

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

Slimetime at Gormley Park @ Gormley Park
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am

The Forest-Jackson Public Library will host “Slimetime” at Gormley Park at 10:30 a.m. today as part of the Summer Reading Program.

Participants, ages preschool and older, should wear old clothes and shoes as they may have a bucket of slime dumped on them. A free community lunch will follow at 11:30.

In the event of rain, the program will be postponed until 10:30 a.m. July 10.

Old Mill Stream Centre Open House @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An open house for the newly-built $1.4 million Old Mill Stream Centre at the Hancock County Fairgrounds will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The 15,000-square-foot building hosted its first event, a wedding reception, on June 9, and has been booked for more events in the coming months, said Dave Thomas, operations and facilities manager for the Hancock County Agricultural Society.

The building, designed for shows and seminars as well as receptions, is located south of the Sandusky Street parking lot, east of the driveway entrance from Sandusky Street.

It has heating, air conditioning and a catering kitchen.

The kitchen has no ovens, only coolers and countertops, he said.

The Brightest Stars in the Sky @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm

A program about the brightest stars in the sky, hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the inflatable planetarium, which will be set up in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

Participants must sit on the floor, but individuals can ask about accommodations.

The free, family program requires registration because of limited space. Registration must be made by 4 p.m. Tuesday at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or by calling the park district’s administrative office at 419-425-7275.

For more information, call the park district office.

Transition Bluffton Group Bike Ride @ Buckeye Park
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm

Transition Bluffton is presenting a group bike ride at 7 p.m. Tuesday to help people learn about the bike path network in the village. Gather at Buckeye Park, near the shuffleboard courts.

The ride will be at an easy pace, suitable for the whole family, and will be guided by experienced cyclists. Participants will be divided into small groups depending on the distance they wish to travel.

Visit TransitionBluffton.org or contact the organizers at transitionbluffton@gmail.com to learn more about the group or the event.

Lights, Camera, Action! A TV Broadcast Workshop @ Egner Fine Arts Building
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration is open for the Arts Partnership and the University of Findlay TV’s “Lights, Camera, Action! A TV Broadcast Workshop.”

The workshop is open to students in grades 7-12 for the 2018-19 school year. Participants will learn the technical and creative aspects of producing a news segment, and how to write news stories and scripts. UFTV’s studio and equipment will be used for recording and editing.

The workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 at the university’s Egner Fine Arts Building. The registration fee is $60 and includes lunch.

The deadline to register is June 14. Call the Arts Partnership at 419-422-4624.

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