Sep
20
Wed
First Lutheran Church Salad Smorgasbord @ First Lutheran Church
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, the Women of the ELCA will host a salad smorgasbord in the First Lutheran Church fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Chris Dittmar will present a program on the recent Reformation tour of Luther’s Germany. All women of the church are welcome. Due to construction, all are reminded to enter by the Lincoln Street or elevator entrances.

Sep
21
Thu
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn how to help them at a new class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model.

The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. It will continue for six consecutive Thursdays, through Oct. 19.

Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal 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.

The class consists of six sessions, held once a week, with a maximum of 10 participants.

Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions, but it is not a requirement. There is no charge to attend.

Participants are encouraged to purchase the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober,” or they can borrow a book during the class.

Participants can register by calling the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985.

League of Women Voters @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

An organizational meeting for a League of Women Voters group will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the basement of St. Mark’s Methodist Church.

The nonpartisan league will take stands on issues and hold candidate debates in an attempt to encourage dialogue among people with differing political philosophies.

Coordinators are Colleen Benelli Reed and Dianne Jacobson, and all women from Findlay and Hancock County are encouraged to attend.

Northwest Ohio Area Aglow International Meeting @ EZ Campgrounds
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Northwest Ohio Area Aglow International will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the meeting room at EZ Campgrounds, 14338 Townline Kossuth Road, St. Mary’s. Registration will be taken at the door, where an offering will be received.

Sep
22
Fri
Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session @ Kalahari Resort - Sandusky
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day

The 128th session of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, dubbed the “Unforgettable Stories” session, will be held Sept. 22-24 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky.

All Eastern Star members are sincerely encouraged to attend the session, which concludes with the installation of 2017-18 grand officers at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

Contact chairman of arrangements Jan Foy at 419-618-1194 for more information.

Sep
25
Mon
Grand Love
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.

Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27.

Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13.

NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.

Sep
28
Thu
Apt. 3 @ Mazza Museum
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is introducing “Apt. 3,” a young professionals group that the museum will host at after-work receptions and networking events.

The first gathering is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 201 College St.

Individuals who bring a donation for the museum’s art room will be admitted free. Ink stamps, Crayola watercolor sets and washable markers, Scotch tape and glue sticks are some of the preferred donations.

Subsequent events and receptions will be held about every three months, and will coincide with gallery rotations, according to Kerry Teeple, museum deputy director. Other scheduled receptions will be Dec. 28, March 13 and June 14.

Apt. 3 members will be exposed to cultural, literary and artistic experiences, and can enjoy additional social interaction while also supporting the Mazza Museum.

Drinks from local brewers and vintners, snacks and a short keynote presentation will be included with each event.

Museum organizers hope Apt. 3 will serve as an additional, complementary option for members of Findlay Young Professionals and others between the ages of 18 and 40 who are seeking after-work cultural enrichment.

The Apt. 3 name is derived from one of the four original pieces of art that the museum collected. Created by Ezra Jack Keats, the “Apt. 3” illustration was purchased in 1982.

The Mazza Museum bills itself as “the most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world.” The museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich lives through the art of picture books.

Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn how to help them at a new class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model.

The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. It will continue for six consecutive Thursdays, through Oct. 19.

Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal 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.

The class consists of six sessions, held once a week, with a maximum of 10 participants.

Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions, but it is not a requirement. There is no charge to attend.

Participants are encouraged to purchase the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober,” or they can borrow a book during the class.

Participants can register by calling the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985.

Oct
2
Mon
Grand Love
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

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