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Findlay High School Junior Statesmen of America Dinner 5:00 pm
Findlay High School Junior Statesmen of America Dinner @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Findlay High School Junior Statesmen of America is hosting a community dinner Thursday at First Presbyterian Church. The service and debate club has raised money for a project to help people in Tanga, Tanzania, for the past 10 years. This year the club is raising money to train rural maternal health care workers. Community members can contribute by buying tickets for the community dinner, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday night and catered by City Barbecue. Attendees can carry out or eat in for $10 a person, $5 of which will go to the project. Those interested can buy tickets by calling 419-425-8296 or emailing jwithrow@fcs.org.
Westbrook Accessory Bingo 6:00 pm
Westbrook Accessory Bingo @ Sycamore Community Center
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SYCAMORE — Westbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care will host a night of accessory bingo Thursday at the Sycamore Community Center, 3894 Ohio 103, Sycamore. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with games beginning at 6 p.m. Prizes include purses, wristlets and jewelry. Admission is $10 at the door. Food will be available for purchase by the Sycamore Fire and Rescue Inc. Proceeds will benefit Hospice of Wyandot County. For more information, call 419-209-1100.
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United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting 5:30 pm
United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm
The United Way of Hancock County will hold its 61st annual meeting Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Gaslight Society reception for donors of $750 or more annually. The annual dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social reception, meal and presentations. Two community members will be honored during the event. Alisha Schroeder will receive the Secor Scholar Award, a $2,000 renewable scholarship honoring Steven and Doris Secor; and David Whikehart will be presented with the Jeri Bjorling Memorial Distinguished Volunteer Award. The event costs $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. Register by visiting LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org or call 419-423-1432.
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Child Abuse Prevention Kickoff Breakfast Ceremony 8:30 am
Child Abuse Prevention Kickoff Breakfast Ceremony @ Marathon Center for The Performing Arts
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am
Hancock County Job & Family Services will host the annual Child Abuse Prevention Kickoff Breakfast Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. The event is open to everyone in the community who would like to join the agency in celebrating National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Those attending are encouraged to wear blue. Immediately following the breakfast will be a presentation of balloons in front of the Hancock County Courthouse.
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Spring Fling Ladies Luncheon 12:00 pm
Spring Fling Ladies Luncheon @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm
FOREST — Deb Harvitt, owner of De-Clutter with Deb professional organizing service, will be the keynote speaker during the Spring Fling Ladies Luncheon fundraiser, to benefit the Forest-Jackson Public Library, at noon April 14 at the library, 102 W. Lima St., Forest. Kathy Miller will cater the event and the meal will include roast beef, twice-baked potato and broccoli salad. A dessert bar, provided by Friends of the Library, is also included. Cost is $12 per person and reservations are required by calling the library at 419-273-2400.
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North Baltimore Library Blood Drive 4:00 pm
North Baltimore Library Blood Drive @ Powell Elementary School
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NORTH BALTIMORE — Powell Elementary School and Friends of the North Baltimore Public Library are hosting a blood drive Friday. The blood drive will be in the Powell gymnasium at 500 N. Main St. from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those who give blood will be entered to win prizes. Participants can preregister by calling 1-800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org
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Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K 9:00 am
Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K @ Downtown Findlay
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am
The American Heart Association will host the Hancock County Heart Walk and 5K on April 16 in downtown Findlay. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Findlay Family YMCA. A ceremony is planned at 9 a.m. The Heart Walk is a key fundraiser for the American Heart Association and supports its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Nearly 1,000 participants will join millions of people walking in cities across the country as part of that lifesaving mission. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is the signature sponsor of this year’s event, and the company’s chief financial officer, Ginger Jones, is the 2016 Hancock County event chairman. The Heart Walk is a key component of the American Heart Association’s “My Heart. My Life.” program, a health, wellness and fitness platform developed to empower Americans to get healthier. Local businesses and organizations help support the Heart Walk by forming company teams and/or by becoming sponsors. In addition to promoting heart-healthy lifestyles and raising critical funds for life-saving research and education, the Heart Walk honors loved ones lost to heart disease and stroke as well as celebrates survivors. Among the survivors is 44-year-old Travis Knight of Findlay, who has lived with Atrial Fibrillation for the past five years. While at work one morning, Knight’s heartbeat started racing, he felt lightheaded and broke out in a sweat. Testing revealed the AFib diagnosis, in which the heart’s two small upper chambers beat irregularly and too fast. If left untreated, AFib can lead to serious issues including stroke and heart failure. Doctors prescribed medication and performed an ablation. Knight cites his wife, Jenni, and children, Gracie and Charley, as his motivation to participate in the Heart Walk. The event will also feature the Cooper Tire Heart Challenge, which is a free obstacle court challenge open to children ages 12 and younger. Registration for the 5K is $30 per person. There is no registration fee for the walk. The American Heart Association’s 2020 goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020. For more information, visit www.heart.org/hancockcountywalk or call 419-740-9669.
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Run the Res 2:00 pm
Run the Res @ Fostoria Reservoirs 2 and 3
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FOSTORIA — The seventh annual “Run the Res” around Fostoria’s Reservoirs 2 and 3 will be held at 2 p.m. April 17. The 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer walk/run is hosted by Susie Shiff and her family in memory of her husband, Jeff, who died of colon cancer in 2008. “My children and I started ‘Run the Res’ to celebrate my husband’s life and love of running. Jeff enjoyed running the ‘res’ so the name was an easy choice,” Shiff said. “He is missed greatly, but this event is one way we are carrying out his memory in a positive way that benefits others in our community.” Pre-registration continues through Monday. The day of the events, registration and packet pickup is from noon to 1:45 p.m. in the brick shelter house at City Park, near the corner of Vine and Van Buren streets in Fostoria. A children’s fun run, for 3- to 9-year-olds, will be held at 1 p.m. The 5K and 10K races will loop around Reservoirs 2 and 3, named Lake Mottram and Lake Lamberjack, located at the end of Fremont and Tiffin streets, then down Tiffin Street to Hancock County 262 and back to the finish. Race results will be tabulated using computer chips attached to runners’ and walkers’ shoes. Pre-registration for the 5K and 10K races costs $20, which includes a soft cotton T-shirt; or $25, which includes a Tek T-shirt. Registration on race day is $25 and a shirt is not guaranteed. Pre-registration for the children’s fun run, which is 400 yards, costs $10 and includes a shirt. Registration on race day costs $15 and a shirt is not guaranteed. In 2015, over 300 adults and children participated in the event, which raised $6,000 for ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital’s Cancer Fund. To register, or for more information, online at: runtheres.org or info@runtheres.org or call Susie Shiff, 419-435-1772.
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St. Wendelin Bakery Bingo 7:00 pm
St. Wendelin Bakery Bingo @ St. Wendelin Parish & School
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin Parish & School will host its third annual Bakery Bingo event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the Parish Hall, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. Bingo cards are $1 each and slices of pizza are $2 each. Money generated will help the St. Wendelin Parents Association fund future events and supply mini grants to teachers for classroom materials. The event is open to the public.
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Christian Clearing House Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am
Christian Clearing House Pancake Breakfast @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Christian Clearing House will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. The menu will include pancakes, sausage links, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Tickets will be sold at the door and are available by calling 419-422-2222. All proceeds benefit the ministries of Christian Clearing House.

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