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Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day 7:00 am
Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day @ St. Wendelin Parish Life Center
Mar 2 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The annual Fostoria Kiwanis Club Pancake Day fundraiser will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 2 at St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. Pancake day is the club’s largest fundraiser and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and refreshments. Curbside pick-up, carryout and delivery are available. Tickets are available from club members or at the door. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for Golden Buckeye members, $3 for children ages 5-11 years old and free for children 4 and younger. The club will also be raising funds through the sale of raffle tickets. Raffle items include sports tickets and memorabilia, gift certificates, home decor, a flat screen TV and more. All proceeds are used by the Fostoria Kiwanis Club for a variety of community projects, mainly assisting children.
First United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner and Movie 5:00 pm
First United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner and Movie @ First United Church of Christ
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm
First United Church of Christ, 2100 Greendale Ave., will host a spaghetti dinner and the movie “Risen,” which details a Roman soldier’s search for Jesus’s body following his resurrection, at 5 p.m. March 4. “The Lorax” will be shown for the younger crowd. The movie and dinner are free and the church is handicap accessible.
Farmers Share Breakfast 7:30 am
Farmers Share Breakfast @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Mar 9 @ 7:30 am
The annual Farmers Share Breakfast, hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Hancock County Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized, and Ohio State University Extension educator Ed Lentz will give an update on Hancock County’s agriculture. Tickets, at $3 each with a maximum of 10, are available at the chamber office, 123 E. Main Cross St., or by calling 419-422-3313. For more information, call the chamber or email lpoland@FindlayHancockChamber.com
Meal in a Jar 4:30 pm
Meal in a Jar @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
A program titled “Meal in a Jar” will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s Lindamood Room. Participants will learn tips and tricks on how to prepare meals in advance using a Mason jar. Register at www.findlaylibrary.org or by phone at 419-422-1712.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry 4:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fish Fry @ Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold its annual spring fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The meal includes all the fish you can eat along with salads, baked beans, desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.
North Baltimore Rotary Club Wine Tasting Party 6:00 pm
North Baltimore Rotary Club Wine Tasting Party @ The Depot (Roxie’s Place)
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The North Baltimore Rotary Club will host a wine tasting party from 6-10 p.m. March 10 at The Depot (Roxie’s Place), 142 N. Main St., North Baltimore. Tickets are $25 each and are available from any North Baltimore Rotarian, or by calling 419-257-2394. Ticket holders will receive five wine tastings or nonalcoholic drinks, as well as hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
Findlay Kiwanis Club Pancake Day 7:00 am
Findlay Kiwanis Club Pancake Day @ Findlay High School cafeteria
Mar 11 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Findlay will host its 59th annual Pancake Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 in the Findlay High School Cafeteria. Presale tickets are available from any Kiwanian and at Bindel’s Appliance, AAA Findlay and First Federal Bank-East. Presale tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. At the door, prices will increase $1 each. Tickets grant entrance to the event, as well as all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. In the past 58 years, an estimated 160,000 people have been served and more than $500,000 has been raised for various charitable organizations. Continuing with last year’s new addition will be a kids’ zone featuring face painting, games and a pancake decorating contest. Additionally, there will be an aisle of silent auction items open for bidding until noon. Local celebrity pancake flippers will be featured at the grills all day. Pancake Day is an annual event hosted by Kiwanis Clubs around the world. Proceeds will support the Kiwanis Club of Findlay, whose mission is to benefit children through projects like Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Kiwanis Closets, Winterfest and Santa’s House, along with Project S.A.F.E.
Van Buren United Methodist Church Salad Supper 4:30 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church Salad Supper @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Mar 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church will hold a salad supper from 4:30-6 p.m. March 11. Donations will be accepted, and proceeds go to the Share and Care Fund. A Hancock Gospel Pavilion fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. with music provided by Molly Pickett, Jimmy Potridge and The Morse Family. A love offering will be collected to help fund the gospel pavilion at the Hancock County Fair.
Napoli’s Pizza at The Jones Mansion 5:30 pm
Napoli’s Pizza at The Jones Mansion @ The Jones Mansion
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm
Those hankering for Napoli’s Pizza no longer need to wait for the Hancock County Fair or head to Tiffin when the Jones Mansion opens its doors to serve some slices to Findlay on Saturday, March 11. To help eliminate traffic jams, the mansion is offering two serving times, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $18 and children under 10 are $9. One of the owners of the original 1956 restaurant, Don VanRenterghem, will be on hand as the evening’s menu will offer the classic recipes including pizza, Italian sausage, antipasto and more. Each ticket includes a soft drink, and more drinks will be available at Elijah’s cash bar. Tickets are available by calling Leslie at 419-427-6110; stopping by the mansion, 313 E. Sandusky St., on Monday from 5:15 to 7 p.m.; or dropping payment off with contact information on the front porch’s dropbox. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted.
First Step Irish Tea Program 1:00 pm
First Step Irish Tea Program @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will kick off the fourth year of its Women’s Enrichment Series with an Irish tea program and a spring greeting card workshop. Mary Dennis, co-founder of the Irish Traditional Music ensemble, Toraigh an Sonas, will give a presentation about the history of Irish music in America at 1 p.m. Monday. She and other members of the group will demonstrate the traditional dance music of Ireland with fiddle, tenor banjo, flute and tin whistle. The cost is $22, and the deadline to register is Sunday. For more information or to make reservations, contact First Step at 419-435-7300.
Habitat for Humanity Signature Event 6:30 pm
Habitat for Humanity Signature Event @ Findlay Country Club
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm
The Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity affiliate will hold its fourth “Signature Event” March 25 at the Findlay Country Club. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktail casual attire. The evening will feature live and silent auctions over director chairs and other items autographed by celebrities including Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, Richard Petty, Urban Meyer, Bobby Allison and more. Featured for the first time at this event are experiences and packages from the area including Bourbon Affair, a Huntington Bank suite, Logan’s, Element 211 and LaRiche Chevrolet. “Big Dave” Crosser of WKXA-FM will serve as emcee and Trent Farthing will conduct the auction. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and live entertainment by the band Midnight Rider. Tickets are $100 each and are available in advance at the Habitat for Humanity office, 2042 Tiffin Ave., or by calling the office at 419-429-1400 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event. The Signature Event raises funds to help build Habitat for Humanity homes for deserving families and also serves as a way to raise awareness about Habitat for Humanity in the community. All funds raised will be used in Hancock County to help build a new home planned in 2018. Marathon Petroleum Co. LP is the presenting sponsor. Other major sponsors are Spectrum Eye Care and Gary and Jane Heminger. Findlay/Hancock County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry dedicated to building decent, affordable housing in partnership with those in need in the Findlay/Hancock County community. Since 2000, the affiliate has worked with 36 families to build new homes and 34 repaired homes. ReStore was opened in 2010. For more information, visit www.habitatfindlay.org or contact the office.
Pandora United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner 11:00 am
Pandora United Methodist Church Chicken Dinner @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora, will hold a barbecued chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26. Dine-in and carryout will be available. Tickets are $8.50 per person. For ticket information, call 419-384-3782. Some tickets will be available at the door.
First Step Spring Greeting Card Program 6:00 pm
First Step Spring Greeting Card Program @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, will kick off the fourth year of its Women’s Enrichment Series with an Irish tea program and a spring greeting card workshop. A stamp-a-stack of spring cards program will start at 6 p.m. March 27. Sherri Kennedy will show participants two design layouts that feature the colors of spring and will accommodate interchangeable greetings and text for birthday, thinking of you, anniversary and sympathy. Stampers will take home at least 10 cards and envelopes ready for mailing. The cost is $20, and registration is due by March 26. For more information or to make reservations, contact First Step at 419-435-7300.
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A free community meal will be held at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora, from 5:30-7 p.m. March 29. This month’s meal is provided by Sprunger Insurance Co. and features spaghetti, bread sticks, salad, cake and a beverage.