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Saturday Morning Nature Series: Trees 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Trees @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Attention, all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Register with $20 per child by noon on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Growing Green Thumbs: Caring For McKinnis Historical Orchard 10:00 am
Growing Green Thumbs: Caring For McKinnis Historical Orchard @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am
Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead the second installment of the Hancock Park District’s “Growing Green Thumbs” garden series at 10 a.m. Saturday in the orchard at McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Bill Patch, parks operation manager for the park district, will discuss “Caring for our McKinnis Historical Orchard,” including tree care, how and when to prune trees, and what is necessary for trees to produce good fruit. Participants must be 4 to 18 years old. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required for the free program. Participants should bring a pair of work gloves and meet in the garden area near the house. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Plants That Benefit Bees and Butterflies 6:00 pm
Plants That Benefit Bees and Butterflies @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm
Dwight Wilson will present a program on plants that benefit bees and butterflies at 6 p.m. April 3 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Wilson will talk about the hues and scents of flowers that attract bees and butterflies.
Master Gardener Presentation 6:30 pm
Master Gardener Presentation @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a program on adding newer plant varieties with more color and contrasts to landscapes. Ohio State University graduate landscape architect and Master Gardener intern Tim Brugeman will give a presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Lindamood Room. Registration is required by calling 419-422-1712 or by visiting www.findlaylibrary.org.
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Judaism 8:00 pm
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Judaism @ Ritz Auditorium
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Judith Wahrman, professor of education and the College of Education’s director of outreach and partnership, will talk about Judaism as part of the University of Findlay Department of Religious Studies’ spring lecture series. Her free, public lecture will take place at 8 p.m. Monday in Ritz Auditorium. Others included in this spring’s lecture series include Gregg Mott, instructor of English as an international language, whose April 10 presentation at Winebrenner Theological Seminary will focus on the Quakers.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Conflict and Creativity: Shunning and its Legacy in Amish and Mennonite Communities 11:00 am
Conflict and Creativity: Shunning and its Legacy in Amish and Mennonite Communities @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am
Ann Hostetler, a professor of English at Goshen College in Indiana, will give a lecture today on “Conflict and Creativity: Shunning and its Legacy in Amish and Mennonite Communities,” as the 2017 C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture at Bluffton University. She will discuss the impact of shunning on three generations of an Amish family. The talk will be given at 11 a.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public.
John’s Dilemma: A Mennonite Bishop Wrestles with Suffering in a Time of War 11:00 am
John’s Dilemma: A Mennonite Bishop Wrestles with Suffering in a Time of War @ Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am
Mennonite pastor Paula Snyder Belousek will discuss a past bishop’s response to the Civil War in a speech titled “John’s Dilemma: A Mennonite Bishop Wrestles with Suffering in a Time of War,” during Bluffton University’s Spiritual Life Week Forum on April 4. During the 11 a.m. lecture, Snyder Belousek will discuss her experience in the discovery of Elida Bishop John M. Brenneman’s draft petition written to President Abraham Lincoln requesting conscientious objector status for Mennonites during the Civil War. The presentation is free and open to the public.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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Tax Assistance at Putnam County Library 4:30 pm
Tax Assistance at Putnam County Library @ Putnam County District Library
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free tax assistance will be available at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa, hosted by the HHWP Community Action Commission and the Ohio Benefit Bank. Appointments will be available from 4:30-7:30 p.m. April 5. Call the CAC at 419-957-7713 or email pzimmerly@hhwpcac.com to schedule.
UF Innovation Competition 7:00 pm
UF Innovation Competition @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s second annual Innovation Competition will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Teams of undergraduate students will pitch business ideas in three divisions: new venture, small business, and community outreach. Cash prizes total $4,250. The competition, hosted by the College of Business, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m.
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Brown Bag Lecture – “57th Ohio at the Battle of Shiloh – April 6, 1862” 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture – “57th Ohio at the Battle of Shiloh – April 6, 1862” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon Thursday. Rob Tong will present a lecture on the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the April 6, 1862, Battle of Shiloh. Tong is a local historian with extensive knowledge of the Civil War era, Findlay glass, Grant automobiles and other areas of local interest. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli will be available for purchase for an additional $5.50. To make a reservation for lunch, call the museum at 419-423-4433.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba 4:00 pm
Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm
Phil Sugden, assistant professor of art at Bluffton University, will present the colloquium “Activismo: Art & Dissidence in Cuba” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public. In December 2015, Sugden and Carole Elchert, assistant professor of communication at the University of Findlay, traveled to Havana, Cuba, to interview artists and gather footage for a film. The documentary focuses on six of Cuba’s prominent artists and explores the role of art as a form of activism or dissidence.
Jupiter Viewing 7:00 pm
Jupiter Viewing @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
A program to view Jupiter at its closest point to earth this year will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program will begin in the inflatable planetarium and then move outside to view the planet and its moons. Participants may bring binoculars or a telescope to view the four largest moons. Register for the free program by noon on April 6. The family program will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 25 participants. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Jupiter Viewing 9:00 pm
Jupiter Viewing @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host a free astronomy event from 9-11 p.m. tonight. The main attraction will be Jupiter. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Saturday Morning Nature Series: Insects 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Insects @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Attention, all nature-loving 8-11 year olds! The Hancock Park District is excited to announce a new nature series. Four different nature topics will be covered over the course of four consecutive Saturday mornings. Each topic involves hands-on learning, a craft, hiking, and lots of fun. Register with $20 per child by noon on Thursday, March 16. A medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
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Rebecca McDonald 6:00 pm
Rebecca McDonald @ First Baptist Church of Findlay
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
Rebecca McDonald, founder and president of Women At Risk International, will speak at First Baptist Church of Findlay, 1635 Fostoria Ave., at 6 p.m. April 9. Raised in Bangladesh, McDonald developed a passion for the wounded and voiceless at a young age. Her visit is open to the public and will share ways we can all aid in the fight against human trafficking.
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Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottoville-Monterey Township Branch
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A watercolor painting class will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 10 at the Ottoville-Monterey Township branch of the Putnam County District Library. Jeanne Beutler will instruct participants on creating an 8-by-10-inch painting called “Good Morning, Sheep,” which can be viewed at www.mypcdl.org. The cost is $10, which includes all supplies. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-453-2111.
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Quakers 8:00 pm
UF Religious Studies Spring Lectures: Quakers @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm
Gregg Mott, instructor of English as an international language, will give an April 10 presentation at Winebrenner Theological Seminary as part of the University of Findlay Department of Religious Studies’ spring lecture series that will focus on the Quakers.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp 9:00 am
Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A three-day spring break children’s “camp,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held April 11, 12 and 13 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Topics will include birds, plants and camping. Birds will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. There will be a trail hike, games, dissecting of owl pellets, and making bird feeders. Wildflowers will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The day will be spent hiking to search for wildflowers. Flower gathering will be done for pressing, and seeds will be started for the backyard garden. “Camping 101” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Participants will experience fishing, hiking, and crafts, and gain confidence before attending a longer camp this summer. The camp will take place at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Children must be 6 to 12 years old. Register, with $15 per child per camp, for the birds and/or wildflower camps by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Register for “Camping 101,” with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch to each camp. The programs will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. Participants should wear good hiking shoes and clothes that can get dirty. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
The Art of Hip Hop, Religion and Culture in Civil Society 11:00 am
The Art of Hip Hop, Religion and Culture in Civil Society @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am
Author and professor James Logan will speak on “The Art of Hip Hop, Religion and Culture in Civil Society” at 11 a.m. April 11 for Bluffton University’s 2017 Keeney Peace Lecture. The event in Yoder Recital Hall is free. Logan is a professor of religion, and professor and director of African and African American Studies at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp 9:00 am
Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A three-day spring break children’s “camp,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held April 11, 12 and 13 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Topics will include birds, plants and camping. Birds will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. There will be a trail hike, games, dissecting of owl pellets, and making bird feeders. Wildflowers will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The day will be spent hiking to search for wildflowers. Flower gathering will be done for pressing, and seeds will be started for the backyard garden. “Camping 101” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Participants will experience fishing, hiking, and crafts, and gain confidence before attending a longer camp this summer. The camp will take place at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Children must be 6 to 12 years old. Register, with $15 per child per camp, for the birds and/or wildflower camps by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Register for “Camping 101,” with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch to each camp. The programs will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. Participants should wear good hiking shoes and clothes that can get dirty. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
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Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp 9:00 am
Hancock Park District Spring Break Children’s Camp @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A three-day spring break children’s “camp,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held April 11, 12 and 13 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Topics will include birds, plants and camping. Birds will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. There will be a trail hike, games, dissecting of owl pellets, and making bird feeders. Wildflowers will be the subject from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The day will be spent hiking to search for wildflowers. Flower gathering will be done for pressing, and seeds will be started for the backyard garden. “Camping 101” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 13. Participants will experience fishing, hiking, and crafts, and gain confidence before attending a longer camp this summer. The camp will take place at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Children must be 6 to 12 years old. Register, with $15 per child per camp, for the birds and/or wildflower camps by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Register for “Camping 101,” with $15 per child, by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 10. A medical form is required and is available online at www.hancockparks.com or at the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch to each camp. The programs will be held with a minimum of six and a maximum of 20 participants. Participants should wear good hiking shoes and clothes that can get dirty. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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A Leader Prepares 4:00 pm
A Leader Prepares @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
Howard Keim, senior lecturer in business at Bluffton University, and his daughter, Talashia Keim Yoder, will present the colloquium “A Leader Prepares” at 4 p.m. April 21 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. Yoder is the pastor of family ministry at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana, and director of theatre at Bethany Christian High School in Goshen. The event is free and open to the public.
The Galaxies of Spring 9:00 pm
The Galaxies of Spring @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University observatory will present “The Galaxies of Spring” from 9-11 p.m. today. Galaxies are a swirling collection of stars, gas, dust and dark matter that are generally difficult to see with telescopes because they are so far away and faint. But during this time of the year, the closest concentrations of galaxies are positioned high in the sky by midnight for better viewing. The program will target M66 in Leo and the black eye galaxy in Coma Berenices for observation with the telescopes. At 9:47 p.m., an Iridium satellite is scheduled to flare brightly just as it passes into Coma Berenices. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Spring Constellations and Binoculars 8:00 pm
Spring Constellations and Binoculars @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 5
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Neil Stewart, with Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program on spring constellations and how to use binoculars at 8 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the talk, telescopes will be available to view the sky. Participants may bring their own telescope. No registration is necessary for the free family program. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Transition Bluffton River Walk 6:00 pm
Transition Bluffton River Walk
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Transition Bluffton is hosting a river walk along the Little Riley beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. Naturalist Anne Coburn-Griffis will lead the walk exploring plant and animal life in the Motter Metro Park just outside Bluffton. Walkers will explore park trails and be introduced to creatures that make their home in and along the Little Riley. Participants will need good walking shoes and should bring binoculars and magnifying lenses. Parking for Motter Metro Park is located at 10740 Columbus Grove-Bluffton Road. Visit TransitionBluffton.org for more information.
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Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training 9:00 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils and plant and insect identification. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
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Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Findlay Art League will present Dance Night every Thursday, beginning this evening, led by Ashley Donaldson. The night begins with a 7 p.m. lesson, followed by dancing until 8:30. Those attending are requested to arrive by 6:45 p.m. to register. No partner is required, and no experience is necessary. All styles of music and modern jive dancing will be explored. Cost is $8 per person, but there will be a discount for people buying multiple entries ahead of time (6 for $42, 10/$70). The Findlay Art League is located at 117 W. Crawford St.
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