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Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Oct 2 @ 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.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Oct 2 @ 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.
Amanda Vernon 7:00 pm
Amanda Vernon @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
Internationally known recording artist Amanda Vernon will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road. The free concert is open to the public and will include Vernon’s original music, along with sharing of the faith-filled stories behind the songs. Visit amandavernon.com for more information about the performer.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Oct 3 @ 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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Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
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Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
Bluffton University Concert Band 2:30 pm
Bluffton University Concert Band @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Oct 8 @ 2:30 pm
The Bluffton University Concert Band will perform a show during its homecoming weekend. The band will play “Symphonic Suite” by Clifton Williams; Samuel Hazo’s “Southern Hymn”; “A Golden Celebration” by Brant Karrick; “Brighton Beach,” a concert march by William Latham; “Skyline” by Frank Gulino; and “Old Churches” by Michael Colgrass. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music, will conduct.
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Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Oct 9 @ 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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Teen Read Week Celebration 5:00 pm
Teen Read Week Celebration @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm
A program to celebrate Teen Read Week will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Students in grades five through 12 will participate in a lip sync battle and make no-bake desserts.
Family Fire Prevention and Safety Program 6:30 pm
Family Fire Prevention and Safety Program @ Putnam County District Library
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm
A family fun fire prevention and safety program with the Ottawa Fire Department will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The fire department will bring a truck to tour. The program is free.
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First Step Family Fun Day 5:00 pm
First Step Family Fun Day @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center in Fostoria is kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with its family fun day from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. The free event will feature train rides by Romick Railway, face painting and other activities. Each child will take home a book and a blanket as part of First Step’s Operation Starshine, which encourages reading aloud for clients and their children. Food will be available for a donation. The center is located at 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. For more information, call 419-435-7300.
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Toledo Symphony Orchestra 8:00 pm
Toledo Symphony Orchestra @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road, at 8 p.m. Thursday as part of its annual youth ministry fundraiser, IMPACT. The symphony program is meant to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The concert will include movements from Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “Reformation.” Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and can be purchased at the church via cash and check only. A fundraising dinner catered by various area restaurants will precede the performance, beginning at 6:30. Tickets are $100 each and include admission to the symphony concert. Visit www.findlaystmichael.org or call 419-422-4246 for more information.
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Same Kind of Different as Me 12:44 am
Same Kind of Different as Me @ AMC Findlay 12
Oct 14 @ 12:44 am – 1:44 am
City Mission is hosting a red carpet movie premiere for “Same Kind of Different as Me” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at AMC Findlay 12, 906 Interstate Drive. The movie is based on a New York Times best-seller written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent and stars Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight. The film is about a homeless man who changes his community. There are 500 tickets available at $10 each. Tickets can be purchased at the City Mission from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or at the Findlay Christian Book and Gift Store, 438 Tiffin Ave. Part of the proceeds will benefit the mission.
Children’s Halloween Art Workshop 10:00 am
Children’s Halloween Art Workshop @ Fostoria Community Arts Council office
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Fostoria Community Arts Council will hold a free Children’s Halloween Art Workshop for first through fifth grades on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the arts council office, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria. Children will be able to make a variety of Halloween decorations under the direction of Cheryl Graves that they can take home that day. For more information and reservations, call Graves at 419-435-7474.
Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
Junior Fair Barn Dance 5:00 pm
Junior Fair Barn Dance @ Legacy Building at the Hancock County Fairgrounds
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Junior Fair barn dance will be held from 5-10 p.m. Saturday in the Legacy Building at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. This family-friendly event is open to the community and will include line dancing, square dancing, games and refreshments. The cost is $10 per individual or $25 per family, with proceeds going to the capital improvement fund for a new Junior Fair pavilion. Tickets may be purchased at the OSU Extension Office or Senior Fair Office, or at the door the night of the event.
Ethereal Connections 7:30 pm
Ethereal Connections @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will fuse modern and traditional music in an outer space-themed season opener, Ethereal Connections. Mason Bates’ electrifying and magnetically charged contemporary piece “Mothership” carries a techno dance-pulse that merges with traditional symphonic style; Lima Symphony’s Artistic Director, Crafton Beck, composed the tender and thoughtful “Passages”; and Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” is at times contemplative, serene, and benevolent, juxtaposing forceful, tempestuous musical waves and evocative visual images. Single tickets available online Aug. 31.
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Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
Barbara Lister-Sink 3:00 pm
Barbara Lister-Sink @ First Presbyterian Church
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm
Barbara Lister-Sink will present a concert in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church as part of its 2017 Artist Series. A renowned pianist and artist-in-residence at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she will play pieces from the solo piano genre, including many favorites from Beethoven, Mozart and Liszt. Known for her tone and musicianship, reviews describe her as “extraordinary” and “masterful.” A free-will offering will be received.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Oct 16 @ 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.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Oct 16 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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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BGSU New Music and Art Festival
BGSU New Music and Art Festival @ Bowling Green State University
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day
The 38th annual Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers and includes concerts, composer talks and an art exhibition and lecture. Featured guests include composers Steven Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider, Chicago-based ensemble Latitude 49, and vocalist Shara Nova. The 8 p.m. Oct. 21 concert is $7, all other events are free. For a complete schedule of events, visit festival.bgsu.edu or contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at 419-372-2685.
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Pumpkin Painting for Children 3:30 pm
Pumpkin Painting for Children @ Bluffton Public Library
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm
Pumpkin painting for children ages 7-11 will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Bluffton Public Library. The cost is $6 at the door, cash only. Advance registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
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Family Fun Nights at the Y 6:00 pm
Family Fun Nights at the Y @ Findlay Family YMCA
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Fun Nights at the Y – Featuring an inflatable bounce house, swimming, light snacks, crafts, and more
Riverside Halloween Express 6:30 pm
Riverside Halloween Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation will offer nighttime trips on its quarter-scale Riverside Train through the museum grounds that are decorated for Halloween. While sights include ghosts, giant pumpkins and other creatures of the night, the family-oriented rides are not meant to be scary. There will be trick-or-treat on the train Saturday, Oct. 21, for the duration of rides.
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Family Fun Mad Scientist Program 11:00 am
Family Fun Mad Scientist Program @ Putnam County District Library -- Columbus Grove Location
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am
COLUMBUS GROVE — A free family fun mad scientist program will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove location.
Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
Ghost Hunting Program 1:30 pm
Ghost Hunting Program @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm
A ghost hunting program will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. The Ohio Research of Banded Spirits (ORBS) has worked over 350 cases and will present equipment used and investigating techniques in ghost hunting. ORBS will share audio and video of some of the most compelling evidence it has collected during investigations. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Hancock Historical Museum Spooktacular 5:00 pm
Hancock Historical Museum Spooktacular @ Hancock Historical Museum
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will hold its “Spooktacular” event from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, featuring tours of the Haunted Hull House, pumpkin decorating, games and storytelling. Guests are encouraged to come in costume. Admission is $1 and includes all museum facilities. Apple cider, cookies, popcorn and hot dogs will be among the refreshments offered. The candy-free event is sponsored by area dentists. The museum is located at 422 W. Sandusky St. For more information, call 419-423-4433 or visit www.hancockhistoricalmuseum.org.
Riverside Halloween Express 6:30 pm
Riverside Halloween Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation will offer nighttime trips on its quarter-scale Riverside Train through the museum grounds that are decorated for Halloween. While sights include ghosts, giant pumpkins and other creatures of the night, the family-oriented rides are not meant to be scary. There will be trick-or-treat on the train Saturday, Oct. 21, for the duration of rides.
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Pumpkin Train 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
Bluffton University Fall Choral Concert 2:30 pm
Bluffton University Fall Choral Concert @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Oct 22 @ 2:30 pm
Bluffton University will host a fall choral concert featuring the University Chorale and Camerata Singers at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Yoder Recital Hall. Natalie Mallis, visiting assistant professor of music, will conduct the concert in collaboration with university accompanists Ana Yoder Coulter and Benjamin Crook. The music of Palestrina, Handel, Debussy and Durufle will be featured. This event is free. An offering will be taken for music scholarships.
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Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Oct 23 @ 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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Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet 7:30 pm
Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Irma Thomas, the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet for the Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans tour at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. Tickets range from $35 to $55 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, at marathoncenterarts.org, or by calling 419-423-2787. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. According to Allmusic.com, Irma Thomas was dubbed the “unrivaled Soul Queen of New Orleans” by the city officials. Her recordings include “You Can Have My Husband (But Don’t Mess with My Man),” “It’s Raining,” “Ruler of My Heart,” “Break-a-Way,” “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” and “Time Is on My Side,” which went on to become a hit for the Rolling Stones. With a recording career spanning 58 years, she won her first Grammy Award when her 2006 album, “After the Rain,” was named best contemporary blues album. As Don McLeese wrote in his review of that album, “Most singers who have been recording as long as Thomas resort to tricks, mannerisms, and show-off displays, but she remains the anti-diva, a stylist of exquisite understatement whose every note rings true and hits home.” Hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone, the Blind Boys of Alabama first rose to fame in the segregated South with their vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show. They released their debut single, “I Can See Everybody’s Mother But Mine” on the iconic Veejay label in 1948, launching a 70-year recording career that would see them rack up five Grammy Awards, enter the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, collaborate with everyone from Mavis Staples and Stevie Wonder to Prince and Lou Reed, and perform on the world’s most prestigious stages. Their latest album, “Almost Home,” grew out of the recognition that the band’s original lineup is down to just two remaining survivors: longtime group leader Clarence Fountain and current leader Jimmy Carter. Both men were born in Alabama during the Great Depression, and while Carter is still active and regularly touring with the group, Fountain’s health precludes him from traveling much these days, though he does appear on the album. The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet represents a tradition that started in 1961 when Preservation Hall first opened in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The band comprises some of the most revered alumni of the hall, many of whom have toured the world with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for decades. For more information, visit www.allmusic.com and www.blindboys.com.
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YMCA Fall Fest 6:00 pm
YMCA Fall Fest @ Findlay Family YMCA
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
YMCA Fall Fest – A free and open event for the community featuring games, crafts, fall festivities, prizes, a costume parade, and more
Riverside Halloween Express 6:30 pm
Riverside Halloween Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation will offer nighttime trips on its quarter-scale Riverside Train through the museum grounds that are decorated for Halloween. While sights include ghosts, giant pumpkins and other creatures of the night, the family-oriented rides are not meant to be scary. There will be trick-or-treat on the train Saturday, Oct. 21, for the duration of rides.
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Derek “Troll” Leonard Benefit Concert/Auction 6:30 pm
Derek “Troll” Leonard Benefit Concert/Auction @ Dave's Hideaway
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A benefit concert and live auction for Derek “Troll” Leonard will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 28 at Dave’s Hideaway, 1730 Lima Ave. In 2012, Leonard, of Findlay, was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrpysin Deficiency, a rare condition that affects the liver and lungs. He is currently awaiting a new liver and hopes to have the transplant in the next few months. The event will feature music by the Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaws, an auction and 50/50 raffle at 8 p.m.
Riverside Halloween Express 6:30 pm
Riverside Halloween Express @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation will offer nighttime trips on its quarter-scale Riverside Train through the museum grounds that are decorated for Halloween. While sights include ghosts, giant pumpkins and other creatures of the night, the family-oriented rides are not meant to be scary. There will be trick-or-treat on the train Saturday, Oct. 21, for the duration of rides.
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Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Oct 30 @ 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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