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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Mar 2 @ 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.
Child Care Workshop: ABCs of Getting Ready to Read 6:00 pm
Child Care Workshop: ABCs of Getting Ready to Read @ Marilyn's Life Long Learning Center
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Child care professionals can take part in a series of free professional development workshops in Findlay, offered by WBGU-TV through a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Each workshop is approved for contact hours and is Ohio and Step-Up approved. The workshops will be held starting Tuesday at Marilyn’s Life Long Learning Center, 15100 Birchaven. The first workshop, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Supporting Social and Emotional Development,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. It will focus on strategies to build positive relationships with young children and help them cope with separation anxiety from familiar adults. The second workshop, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Feb. 21, will be “1,2,3 Count with Me: Building Math Skills through Play with Preschoolers.” The third workshop, “ABCs of Getting Ready to Read: Supporting Emergent Literacy,” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 2. Child care professionals can register to attend at www.occrra.org. For more information, call 419-372-9318.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 2 @ 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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Craters and Maria of the Moon 8:00 pm
Craters and Maria of the Moon @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host “Craters and Maria of the Moon” from 8-10 p.m. Friday at the university observatory. The crescent moon is a good one for seeing lunar features such as the Posidonius Crater and its fissures, and Mare Tranquillitatus, where Apollo 11 landed. Other targets will include Venus, Mars and deep sky objects. The program is open to the public. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Growing Green Thumbs: McKinnis Historical Garden 9:52 pm
Growing Green Thumbs: McKinnis Historical Garden @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 4 @ 9:52 pm – 10:52 pm
Join the Hancock Park District’s new, Growing Green Thumbs garden series. A talk will be given on our McKinnis Historical Garden, including how we choose the period appropriate plants or seeds, where to buy them andhow we will tend them. It will also be time to start pulling those first weeds of spring, so bring those little green thumbs out and join the fun. Required to be ages 4-18. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring your own work gloves.
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Discovery Stories: Bats 10:00 am
Discovery Stories: Bats @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Children will find out what makes bats superheroes in the animal kingdom. A story about bats will be followed by activities and crafts.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 7 @ 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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Bluffton Police Chief Discussion on Drug Epidemic 12:00 pm
Bluffton Police Chief Discussion on Drug Epidemic @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm
Bluffton Police Chief Ryan Burkholder will talk about fighting the drug epidemic in Ohio at noon March 9 at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. A time for questions will follow. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 9 @ 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
Mar 9 @ 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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Read for Life Tutor Training 10:00 am
Read for Life Tutor Training @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Read for Life tutor training will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. There will be an optional jail training at 9:30 a.m. Potential volunteers must be at least 18 and are asked to commit to at least one year of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, but no professional training or education is required. Register by calling 419-422-1712 or emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
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Maple Sugarin’ 10:00 am
Maple Sugarin’ @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring is almost here and the temperatures are starting to fluctuate. This means that conditions are right for collecting maple tree sap. Step back in time to see the process the pioneers and Native Americans used to collect sap, transport it to the sugar bush and boil it down to produce sweet maple syrup. Other stops of interest include sap science, sap loving animals, and touring the McKinnis House. In the shelter, visitors can make a beaded key chain that will help them remember the story of how people get maple syrup. Fruth’s Sugarhouse will be set up in the barn and selling their maple products. There will also be refreshments for a donation.
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University of Findlay Math Day Lectures 10:00 am
University of Findlay Math Day Lectures @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am
University of Findlay alumnus Jon Hauenstein will give two presentations at the university on Math Day, Tuesday, March 14. At 10 a.m., he will discuss “Robotics, Kinematics, and Polynomials,” which will highlight the application of algebraic geometry in robotics and kinematics through examples such as mechanisms used in flight simulators and windshield wipers, and a model of a bird flapping its wings. For “Mathematics of Synchronization” at 1 p.m., Hauenstein will discuss the mathematical model of synchronization proposed by Yoshiki Kuramoto to explore its dependence on the strength of the coupling between oscillating elements. Hauenstein is an associate professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame. The talks in the Alumni Memorial Union’s multipurpose room are 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
Mar 14 @ 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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Wildflower Monitoring Event 1:00 pm
Wildflower Monitoring Event @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm
The annual wildflower monitoring effort, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. The date is a week earlier than the listing in the park district’s spring program and event guide. Wildflower monitoring will be held at Litzenberg each Wednesday through May 17. Wildflower monitoring also will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwoods Nature Preserve and will continue each Thursday through May 18. The family activity requires no registration. It is recommended that participants be at least 12 years old. Participants should be prepared for weather and ground conditions, and at least 1½ to 2½ hours on the trails. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Bats Program 6:00 pm
Bats Program @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm
A program about bats, presented by the Hancock Park District, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is recommended for individuals at least 7 years old. The program is free, but registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program will be held with a minimum of two and a maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.
Impact Series: Bats 6:00 pm
Impact Series: Bats @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm
Bats often get a bad reputation, but they’re just misunderstood. Bats are actually harmless, and they benefit us in a shocking number of ways. Come and learn about these fascinating creatures, how they help us, and how we need to help them. Register by 4:30 p.m. on March 14; recommended for ages 7 and up.
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Farm Succession Planning Seminar 5:30 pm
Farm Succession Planning Seminar @ Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State University
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm
A seminar on farm succession planning will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 16 at Olscamp Hall at Bowling Green State University. Ron Hanson, retired professor from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak at the program, sponsored by AgCredit. Hanson was raised on a family farm in Illinois and has been counseling Nebraska farm families for 40 years. He has helped families resolve family issues involved with farm business ownership, family succession and the transfer of management control between farming generations. The event will include a dinner, at 6 p.m. Those interested must register by Monday at the Bowling Green AgCredit office at 419-352-5178 or by emailing Shane Vetter, svetter@agcredit.net.
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 16 @ 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.
CommunityREAD Public Presentation 7:00 pm
CommunityREAD Public Presentation @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by the late Stephen R. Covey, has been chosen as the featured book for the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s 2017 CommunityREAD. Accompanying YouthREAD titles are “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” by Sean Covey, who will give a public presentation at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s selection is part of a partnership between the library, the Raising the Bar Hancock County, a local workforce coalition, and city and county schools. Sean Covey is FranklinCovey’s Education Practice leader and is devoted to transforming education around the globe by bringing leadership principles and skills to students, educators, administrators and parents. He is a New York Times-bestselling author and has written several books, including “The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make”, “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”, which has been translated into 20 languages and sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Copies of the CommunityREAD and YouthREAD books are available at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and will be provided to area school libraries. Tickets for the March 16 event are available by visiting the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts online at marathoncenterarts.org. All tickets will cost $8 and will feature reserved seating. CommunityREAD is a month-long community event that encourages reading and promotes the benefits of literacy. Originally created by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, the administration of CommunityREAD was assumed by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in 2012. Each year, a different book is chosen and read by community members during the month of March. Various events are planned throughout the month at the library and throughout the community. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call the library at 419-422-1712 for more information.
Findlay Art League Dance Night 7:00 pm
Findlay Art League Dance Night @ Findlay Art League
Mar 16 @ 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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The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur 7:30 am
The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Mar 17 @ 7:30 am
University of Findlay trustee, alumnus and business owner Billy Watterson will be the next Fridays at Findlay speaker. He will present, “The Joy and Apathy of an Entrepreneur” at 7:30 a.m. March 17 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Watterson received a bachelor of science degree in environmental safety and occupational health management. He is president and recycling innovations officer of g2 Revolution. He has founded 17 companies, 10 of which he currently owns and operates. Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. To register, contact Gale Brim at brim@findlay.edu or 419-434-5674, or visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/Fridays-at-Findlay. The event is sponsored by State Bank.
Afternoon Conversation: How to be Truly Happy 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation: How to be Truly Happy @ 50 North
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm
Afternoon Conversation: “How to be Truly Happy” will be held at 1 p.m. March 17 at 50 North. The workshop, presented by Bob “Mr. Happy” Moyers, will share the strategies to find true happiness, great joy, inner peace, and better health and well-being. Registration and a $5 fee are required by Tuesday. Call 419-423-8496 for more information or to sign up.
Star Formation in Orion 9:00 pm
Star Formation in Orion @ Ohio Northern University Observatory
Mar 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ohio Northern University Observatory will host “Star Formation in Orion” from 9-11 p.m. Friday. The Orion Nebula will be well placed in the sky for observing during this event. There will also be a short presentation about star formation showing images of the Orion Nebula and other sites of star formation. The program is open to the public. Check for cancellations online at http://www2.onu.edu/~j-pinkney/astro/publicevents.html.
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Saturday Morning Nature Series: Mammals 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Mammals @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 18 @ 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.
Taste, Test and Talk 11:00 am
Taste, Test and Talk @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A plant-based “Taste, Test and Talk” program will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. Presenters will talk about different plant-based dishes they’ve prepared. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
CPR and First Aid Class 1:00 pm
CPR and First Aid Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter will offer an adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid class at 1 p.m. March 18 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. The course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn to control bleeding. To register, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class. Advance registration is required.
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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Wee Ones: Bears 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Bears @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
It’s time to explore the world of bears. Where do they live, eat and play? Ever felt the fur of a bear? How big are their claws? There will be a story and craft for the kids to enjoy while exploring the Discovery Center. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other aged siblings are welcome to attend. Free, registration not required.
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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
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 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.
Rosa Clemente Speaks 7:00 pm
Rosa Clemente Speaks @ Ritz Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Scholar and activist Rosa Clemente will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Ritz Auditorium as a guest of the University of Findlay’s College of Education. She is a doctoral student in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, the co-founder and coordinator of the first National Hip-Hop Convention, a co-founder of the R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop Coalition. Clemente also was the 2008 Green Party nominee for vice president of the United States. Her presentation is free.
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Tea & Tales: Introduction to Essential Oils 1:30 pm
Tea & Tales: Introduction to Essential Oils @ 50 North
Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm
Tea & Tales: “Introduction to Essential Oils” will be presented at 1:30 p.m. March 22 at 50 North by Registered Nurse and wellness advocate Barb Deerwester, who will share an informative presentation on the basics of using essential oils. Registration and a $10 fee are required by March 17. Tea and refreshments will be served. Call 419-423-8496 for more information or to sign up.
Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference 5:00 pm
Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference @ Marion Center at Tiffin University
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tiffin University will present a women’s leadership conference from 5-8:30 p.m. March 22 in the Marion Center. The keynote address, “Aspire Higher,” will be delivered by TU alumna Ronette “Roni” Burkes, warden at the Ohio Reformatory in Marysville and Ohio’s 2016 Warden of the Year award recipient. Also included is a workshop on conflict resolution conducted by president Lillian Schumacher and “table topics” addressing situational leadership, negotiation strategies, work-load distribution and financial literacy. For the full agenda, registration and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.tiffin.edu/alumni/events/leadership-conference/ or email Vickie Wilkins at wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu.
Leader in Me Program Presentation 6:00 pm
Leader in Me Program Presentation @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jacobs Primary School Principal Krista Miller will give a presentation on the Leader in Me program Wednesday, March 22, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Leader in Me helps students practice the habits in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Miller will review the program, its implementation and its results. The presentation will be in the Lindamood Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. No registration is required.
Spring Constellations 7:00 pm
Spring Constellations @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm
A program on spring constellations will be held in the Hancock Park District’s inflatable planetarium at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The family program is free, but requires registration by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday because of limited space. The 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.
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OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training 6:00 pm
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 23 @ 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
Mar 23 @ 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.
Women in Politics Panel Discussion 8:00 pm
Women in Politics Panel Discussion @ Alumni Memorial Union -- Multipurpose Room
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
To celebrate National Women’s History Month, the Blanchard Valley Young Democrats and the Hancock County Concerned Citizens groups are sponsoring a panel discussion on “Women in Politics” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the University of Findlay Student Union Multipurpose Room. Keynoting will be Connie Pillich, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, and Republican Mayor Lydia Mihalik of Findlay. Also participating will be Mary Harshfield, Ashley Phillip, Heidi Mercer, Janet Garrett and Barbara Lockard. The event is free and open to the public.
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Basic Archery Instructor Training Workshop 8:00 am
Basic Archery Instructor Training Workshop @ Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 office
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors can attend a free training workshop on Saturday, March 25 in Findlay. NASP instructors teach target archery to elementary, middle and high school students, and some start after-school programs and archery teams. The Basic Archery Instructor Training workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife District 2 office at 952 Lima Ave. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Registration is required by March 24 and can be completed at naspbai.org.
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Birds 9:00 am
Saturday Morning Nature Series: Birds @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 25 @ 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.
Something More New Life Singles Conference 10:00 am
Something More New Life Singles Conference @ New Life Assembly of God Church
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Singles wanting “Something More” can check out a conference being hosted at Findlay’s New Life Assembly of God Church. The Something More New Life Singles Conference will be held March 25 with keynote speaker Kris Swiatocho, director of The Singles Network Ministries. Swiatocho will speak at three sessions. There will be small discussion groups and a light lunch. The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with doors opening at 9:30. It will be followed by a dinner catered by Kathy’s Korner, then comedy in the evening. Attendees can sign up for just the conference, just the comedy, or both. Registration is $50 for the conference and comedy combo package (which includes snacks, lunch and dinner); $40 for the conference only (including snacks and lunch); or $20 for comedy only (no meals included). Registration can be made online and the deadline to order tickets is March 4. Scholarships may be available for those who cannot afford the registration fee. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is listed as Feb. 1, but Dennis said they will try to accommodate people.
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True or False?: Open House 1:00 pm
True or False?: Open House @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Are robins a sign of spring? Do opossums hang upside down? Are bats blind? Test your nature knowledge at this month’s Open House at the Discovery Center with quizzes about things you thought you knew about nature.
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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
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 30 @ 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
Mar 30 @ 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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