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Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
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Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
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Recovery March 8:00 am
Recovery March @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Recovery March will take place Saturday at the DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church. The resource fair opens at 8 a.m., and the proclamation and march kickoff will be at 9. Local recovery speakers will start at 10:30, with the keynote speaker at 11. Exhibits will close at noon. Focus on Friends will again have a resource fair along with the march. Community agencies, 12-step groups and other recovery pathways will have tables with information. Mayor Lydia Mihalik will deliver a proclamation and Judge Reginald Routson will speak. Todd Crandell, founder of Racing for Recovery, is keynote speaker.
Ultimate Dogpawlooza 9:00 am
Ultimate Dogpawlooza @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ultimate Dogpawlooza will run rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Riverbend Recreation Area, 16618 Township Road 208. Ultimate Air Dogs will be featured from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the program is free to attend. Shows will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Check-in and practice begins at 10 a.m. The event will showcase distance jumping in different rounds, called “splashes.” Each competitor gets two jumps per splash, with the longer of the two jumps counting as their score. The dog’s score will determine their division, with the top five dogs in each division competing in the Division Finals for ribbons and bragging rights. Dog and handler teams can also earn annual titles on the Ultimate Air Dog Database by participating in the splash. Competition is open to dogs that can swim and are at least 6 months old. Purebred or mixed, large or small dogs are welcome to participate, but female dogs in heat are banned from the premises for all of the dogs’ protection. There will be an open practice, time permitting, so dogs may try for $10 per jump. If dogs are having difficulty learning, a crew of volunteers often provide assistance between activities. For more information about Ultimate Air Dogs, visit www.ultimateairdogs.com. Food trucks and more vendors will be on hand this year, and there will also be two demonstrations by the police/sheriff’s office K-9 units; dog agility demonstrations in the dog park; and LaRiche car dealers will provide free engraved pet nametags. The event’s proceeds will help the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County care for the animals at the shelter. The Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County does not receive funds from the Humane Society of the United States, a nonaffiliated organization, or from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The shelter also does not receive tax dollars. Participants and visitors can bring items to pack a LaRiche Toyota or Subaru to benefit the Humane Society. Wish-list items include bleach, high-efficiency detergent, paper towels and trash bags. For a complete wish list, visit www.hancockhumanesociety.com. Call the Humane Society at 419-423-1664 for additional information.
Raise The Wall for Apostle Build 2017 10:00 am
Raise The Wall for Apostle Build 2017 @ 1623 Payne Ave.
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am
Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County will host a raise the wall event for the Apostle Build 2017 home at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1623 Payne Ave. The project represents the local Habitat chapter’s 40th home and its third Apostle Build. The home will be dedicated Oct. 14. The project will include 450 volunteers who will take 14 volunteer days in September to build the home. The new homeowners will be Amber Mulholland and her 4-year-old daughter, Makenna.
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Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
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Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Findlay Bridge-A-Round Kickoff Luncheon 11:30 am
Findlay Bridge-A-Round Kickoff Luncheon @ Olive Garden
Sep 18 @ 11:30 am
Findlay Bridge-A-Round is organizing for the 2017-18 season, which will be held from October through April. The purpose of the club is to meet new friends, renew old friendships and enjoy playing bridge. Registration fee is $10 per person for each flight in which one plays. A person may play in more than one flight. The group will have a kickoff luncheon at the Olive Garden at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18. Contact Sharon at 419-423-9032 or Marilyn at 419-423-8485 for more details or entry forms. The deadline to submit entry forms is Sept. 4.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
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Flag City Honor Flight Trip to Washington, D.C.
Flag City Honor Flight Trip to Washington, D.C. @ Washington, D.C.
Sep 20 all-day
Flag City Honor Flight has announced that it will offer flights to Washington, D.C., on June 7 and Sept. 20. As the Findlay-based hub of the national Honor Flight network, Flag City Honor Flight flies veterans free of charge to the nation’s capital to visit their memorials. Flag City Honor Flight normally makes just one flight to Washington each year. However, a second flight has been added for 2017 due to additional funds having been raised. Veterans, their accompanying guardians, and a small staff of Flag City Honor Flight personnel will travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials, particularly the World War II memorial. Other stops include the Korean War and Vietnam War memorials and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The one-day flights depart from Grand Aire Terminal at Toledo Express Airport. Flag City Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Trips are made possible by donations from individuals, organizations and businesses. Veterans pay nothing and guardians are asked to make a tax-deductible donation of $400. Flag City Honor Flight services primarily northwestern Ohio, southern Michigan and parts of Indiana. However, applications are accepted from any veteran, no matter where he or she lives. World War II veterans receive the highest priority. Those who served during the Korean War are second priority, followed by those who served during the Vietnam War. Flag City Honor Flight is also looking for those who served between World War II and Korea, or between Korea and Vietnam. Those who are terminally ill may be moved up the list. Any veteran is eligible to go on a flight, from any branch of service and any campaign. Both 2017 flights are filling up quickly, and any interested party is encouraged to respond soon. More detailed information for veterans, potential guardians, event volunteers and donors is available at www.flagcityhonorflight.org. Application forms may be downloaded from the website. The organization can be reached at info@flagcityhonorflight.org.
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Camp Fire Back-To-School Carnival 5:00 pm
Camp Fire Back-To-School Carnival @ Camp Fire Northwest Ohio
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Camp Fire will host a free back-to-school carnival from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at its office, 305 W. Hardin St. The event will feature games, a bounce house, food and information on upcoming programs including after-school clubs for elementary youth; classroom enrichment programs for all grade levels; and “School Day Out” camps offered on days when kids are home and their parents must work. Environmental education and camp programs are available for youth of all ages, and Teens in Action reaches youth ages 12-18. For more information, call Camp Fire at 419-422-5415.
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Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Day 1:00 pm
Forest-Jackson Public Library Movie Day @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm
The Forest-Jackson Public Library will show two movies this month. The matinee movie, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will be shown at 1 p.m. Sept. 22. A freewill donation includes refreshments.
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Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies. Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.
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Bluffton Public Library Playgroup 10:00 am
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29. On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.
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