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Bluffton University Bus Crash Remembrance Ceremony 11:30 am
Bluffton University Bus Crash Remembrance Ceremony @ Circle of Remembrance at Bluffton University
Mar 2 @ 11:30 am
The Bluffton University community on Thursday will recognize the 10th anniversary of the bus crash that killed five Bluffton baseball players, along with the bus driver and his wife. A memorial service, including reflection and remembrance, will be held at the Circle of Remembrance at 11:30 a.m. The team’s charter bus fell from an Atlanta overpass on the morning of March 2, 2007. Five players, all from Ohio, died: Zachary Arend of Oakwood; David Betts of Bryan; Scott Harmon of Elida; Cody Holp of Verona; and Tyler Williams of Lima. The team was headed to Florida on its annual spring trip. The bus driver, Jerome Niemeyer, and his wife, Jean, both of Columbus Grove, died as well. The team’s head coach, James Grandey, and 28 others were injured. The Circle of Remembrance is located along the right field line of Bluffton University’s Memorial Field. If there is inclement weather, the service will take place in Yoder Recital Hall. The university will also maintain a continuous 12 hours of presence at the Circle of Remembrance on March 2 starting at 5:30 a.m., the approximate time of the accident. The Circle of Remembrance honors the team and the memory of the student-athletes who died. It includes the sculpture “Touching Home,” created by Gregg Luginbuhl, professor emeritus of art. It was dedicated in a private ceremony in March 2008.
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Funday Sunday: Lounging at the Lake 1:30 pm
Funday Sunday: Lounging at the Lake @ Mazza Museum
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The theme for the next “Funday Sunday” at the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay is “Lounging at the Lake.” Amy Heritage and Eleanor Hutton, the author and the illustrator of “The Lakeside Symphony Comes to Town,” a book about musicians who go to Lakeside Chautauqua each summer, will visit. Heritage has played flute in the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra since 2002 and will perform for guests. Funday Sunday will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The event will have stations for face painting, fishing, art activities, a story corner, artist drawing and refreshments. The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host an activity related to the 2017 Community Read. Ethan Hockaday, a university student, will also play violin music.
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McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
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.
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Antiques Appraisal at Forest-Jackson Library 6:30 pm
Antiques Appraisal at Forest-Jackson Library @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm
FOREST — An antiques appraisal program will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 9 in the Forest-Jackson Public Library. Anne Stratton, of Lima, will provide verbal appraisals of a variety of antiques. Coins, stamps and weapons will not be appraised. There will be a limit of two items per person. The program is free.
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Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
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Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
Family Fun: Luck of a Shamrock 6:30 pm
Family Fun: Luck of a Shamrock @ Putnam County District Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm
Several free programs will be offered for teens and families at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa, next week. A Family Fun “Luck of a Shamrock” program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, featuring shamrock science magic, crafts, games and snacks. Those attending can also have their picture taken as a leprechaun.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
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.
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Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
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Arlington Branch Library Storytime 11:15 am
Arlington Branch Library Storytime @ Arlington Branch Library
Mar 16 @ 11:15 am
Storytime will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Arlington Branch Library. Princess Merida from the movie “Brave” will make an appearance. For more information, visit the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s website at www.findlaylibrary.org or call the Arlington Branch at 419-365-5755.
Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
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Arts Partnership Magic Camp 4:30 pm
Arts Partnership Magic Camp
Mar 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Arts Partnership is bringing Kevin Spencer, International Magician of the Year, to offer a weeklong, after-school magic camp. Magic camp combines performing magic tricks with storytelling, music, theater and creative movement. Students will perform tricks with ropes, cards, rubber bands, paper clips, money and even a big illusion. When the weeklong camp is over, they will perform a live show for family and friends. Magic camp will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m., March 13-17. The student performance showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. March 17 at Donnell Middle School. The camp is recommended for students in grades 2-8. Cost is $85, and registration is required by March 3. Register online at http://artspartnership.com/magic-camp/. Call 419-422-4624, ext. 3, or email education@artpartnership.com for more information.
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McKinnis House Knitting Program 1:00 pm
McKinnis House Knitting Program @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house and a program on knitting will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the historic McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Costumed volunteers will be demonstrating knitting hats and scarves. Knitters of all skill levels may attend. There will be a fire in the fireplace and a cup of tea available. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.
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Family Movie Night: “Moana” 5:30 pm
Family Movie Night: “Moana” @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm
Family Movie Night will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Monday. “Moana” will be shown in the Lindamood Room. Popcorn and water will be provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
First Day of Spring Polka Party 6:00 pm
First Day of Spring Polka Party @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
A first day of spring polka party will be held at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Accordion music will be provided by Elaine Wehri. The Bluffton Senior Center is partnering with the library for this event which will also include stories, dancing, games and refreshments. Dress code for those attending is polka dots. Register by March 17 by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
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Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
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.
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Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime 6:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
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Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
Bloomdale Trinity UMC Kids Spring Party 6:30 pm
Bloomdale Trinity UMC Kids Spring Party @ Bloomdale Trinity United Methodist Church
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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.
McComb Public Library Storytime 6:30 pm
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
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.
Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times 6:30 pm
Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm
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.
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Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times 10:00 am
Putnam County Library Bilingual Story Times @ Putnam County District Library -- Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am
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.
Celebration of Women Awards Banquet 6:00 pm
Celebration of Women Awards Banquet @ Ohio Northern University
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm
The Celebration of Women Awards Banquet will be held in the ballroom of Ohio Northern University at 6 p.m. March 30 in a collaboration of Soroptimist International clubs representing Kenton-Hardin County, Hancock County and Lima. Recognition will be given to girls and women from each club. The event also features keynote speaker Charlene Bonsignore, a cancer survivor, competitive natural bodybuilder and inspirational leader. Tickets are $15 per person and include dinner. Email Missie Austin at missieaustin@gmail.com or sikenton@soroptimist.net or call 419-673-7104 for tickets or more information. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 9. The event is open to the public.
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