Jan
18
Thu
Brain Builders STEAM Club @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm

The Brain Builders STEAM Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 18 at the Bluffton Public Library.

In this club, children ages 6 to 12 will experiment, construct and explore themes of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) utilizing Legos, K’Nex, Strawbees ELENCO Snap Circuits, code.org and more. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required by emailing ysc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.

Jammin’ Instrumental @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm

Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library.

This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate.

At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music.

For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.

Jan
19
Fri
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Focus on Friends
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

A new class for individuals worried about loved ones’ substance use begins Friday.

The free class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave. It will continue for six consecutive Fridays through Feb. 16.

Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery and improve their quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book, but can also borrow a copy.

Register by calling the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services at 419-424-1985.

Jan
20
Sat
Babysitter Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer various lifesaving training sessions in January.

Classes will be held at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St., on the following dates:

  • Adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training: 6 p.m. Jan. 3; and 6 p.m. Jan. 29.
  • Babysitter’s training: 9 a.m. Jan. 20

To register for a class or to find another class in the area, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.

Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Park District’s beginner cross-country ski workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3. They will be held at Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3, 16618 Marion Township 208.

Workshops will cover the basic fundamentals, including proper use of equipment and how to glide, climb hills, stand up on skis, turn around, and get into rhythm.

Workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions, which typically require 4 to 6 inches of good snow base.

Layered clothing, hats and gloves are suggested.

Recommended for ages 8 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $12 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Friday before each workshop, which can have a maximum of 14 participants.

Registration can be done online at www.hancockparks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab; at the Park District headquarters, 1424 E. Main Cross St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275.

Beginner Yoga Series @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Katy Mercer, a certified YogaFit instructor from Harmony Yoga in Findlay, will lead the four-week beginner’s yoga series featuring a slow progression tailored to many age groups.

Each class will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will end with guided meditation and breath work, as well as a light snack. They run the Saturdays of Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center, 1400 Oakwoods Lane, off Hancock County 144, west of Findlay.

Participants are required to be ages 10 and up; youth must register with a participating adult.

Register with $10 per person by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before each class at www.hancockparks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275.

The class requires a minimum attendance of four with a maximum of 20.

For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program and Event Guide at www.hancockparks.com under the “Park News” section, visit the “Programs & Activities Calendar” or call the park office.

Jan
22
Mon
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm

Jammin’ at the Library continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Jan. 22 at the Bluffton Public Library.

This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate.

At 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Jammin’ Instrumental will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music.

For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.

Jan
24
Wed
Hancock Park District Seasonal Painting Series — Winter Cardinal @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Winter Cardinal” will be the first painting in the 2018 Hancock Park District seasonal painting series.

The program will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area.

Awakening Minds Art staff will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint a winter water scene on canvas. All supplies and an 11-inch by 14-inch stretched canvas will be provided. Light refreshments will be served.

Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Registration is $30 per person and must be made by 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, online at www.HancockParks.com under the tab “Programs & Activities” or by calling the park district office, 419-425-7275, for registration and information.

Jan
26
Fri
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training @ Focus on Friends
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

A new class for individuals worried about loved ones’ substance use begins Friday.

The free class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at Focus on Friends, 509 W. Trenton Ave. It will continue for six consecutive Fridays through Feb. 16.

Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery and improve their quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book, but can also borrow a copy.

Register by calling the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services at 419-424-1985.

Jan
27
Sat
Beginner Cross-Country Ski Workshops @ Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Park District’s beginner cross-country ski workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, and Feb. 3. They will be held at Riverbend Recreation Area, Shelter 3, 16618 Marion Township 208.

Workshops will cover the basic fundamentals, including proper use of equipment and how to glide, climb hills, stand up on skis, turn around, and get into rhythm.

Workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions, which typically require 4 to 6 inches of good snow base.

Layered clothing, hats and gloves are suggested.

Recommended for ages 8 and up; youth must register with a participating adult. Register with $12 per person by 4:30 p.m. on Friday before each workshop, which can have a maximum of 14 participants.

Registration can be done online at www.hancockparks.com under the “Programs & Activities” tab; at the Park District headquarters, 1424 E. Main Cross St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by calling the HPD Administrative Office at 419-425-7275.

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