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Fostoria Red Dress Luncheon 12:00 pm
Fostoria Red Dress Luncheon @ St. Wendelin Parish Life Center
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital’s 14th annual Fostoria Red Dress Luncheon will begin at noon Feb. 2 at the St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. Sashem Brey, 13 ABC, WTVG-TV, Toledo, will emcee the jungle-themed event titled “Be Wild at Heart.” Musical entertainment will be provided by New Riegel High School Jacket Company. The event also features community leaders as celebrity waiters, door prizes and more. The Fostoria Red Dress Luncheon celebrates the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement which calls for women to assume responsibility of their heart health and live stronger, longer lives. The cost is $12 and includes a catered lunch and a donation to the AHA. The luncheon fee must be prepaid by Friday by calling the hospital’s wellness department at 419-436-6688.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner 5:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Spaghetti Dinner @ Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ will hold a Fazoli’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at the church, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the church’s Faith Formation Program. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, dessert and a drink. Tickets are available for $8 each by calling the church office at 419-358-1561.
Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-Off 4:30 pm
Cancer Patient Services Chili Cook-Off @ University of Findlay Koehler Center
Feb 10 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancer Patient Services will spice up the winter season with its 21st annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Feb. 10. The nonprofit agency’s signature fundraiser will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of Findlay’s Koehler Center and is co-presented by Blanchard Valley Hospital and Hancock Federal Credit Union. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and under. Presale tickets can be purchased at the Cancer Patient Services office, 1800 N. Blanchard St., suite 120; or they can be purchased at the door the day of the event. Admission includes tasting 20 chilis, a drink, a Dietsch Brothers ice cream bar, and a variety of snacks. Twenty teams representing area organizations and businesses will be on hand to provide 20 gallons of chili each while competing for first, second and third place in four categories: Celebrity Judge Best Chili, Best Decorated Booth, People’s Choice Best Chili, and the Spirit Money Award (given to the team that raises the most money). Family-friendly events will include a kids zone featuring Monkey Around bounce houses, Snapology, a spinning prize wheel and the Ohio State University chapter of A Moment of Magic, who will be dressed up like popular movie characters. There will also be a raffle offering chances to win a $500, $1,000 or $2,500 gift card to AAA, allowing the winner to choose the vacation destination. Five experience raffle baskets will also be available, including sporting event tickets, beer tasting, date-night packages, and more. AAA raffle tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Cancer Patient Services office before the event. The winner does not need to be present at the event to win. Tickets for the AAA cards and the baskets will also be sold at the cook-off, with unlimited purchases available. Cancer Patient Services’ goal is to reduce the stress of a cancer diagnosis by providing financial assistance, medical supplies, nutritional supplements, patient navigation, emotional support and healing arts programming. The organization hopes to raise at least $100,000 this year, while exceeding last year’s attendance of 1,300 people. For more information, call Cancer Patient Services at 419-423-0286 or visit www.cancerpatientservices.org.
Casino Royale Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Casino Royale Fundraiser @ Camden Falls
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm
The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services’ Casino Royale Fundraiser features heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a photo booth, a reverse raffle and live music by Jersey — The Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band. Each reverse raffle ticket offers a chance to win $2,000 and admits two people into the fundraiser. Admission is $100 for one reverse raffle ticket; $500 to reserve a table for eight with four tickets; $1,000 to sponsor event with special table, four tickets and a chance to win an additional ticket.
Dine in the Dark 6:00 pm
Dine in the Dark @ Alumni Memorial Union
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm
Lodestar: Guiding Angels for the Blind, in conjunction with the Office of Disability Services at the University of Findlay, is planning the fifth annual “Dine in the Dark” event. Those attending will experience eating a three-course meal like never before: completely in the dark. All proceeds benefit Lodestar: Guiding Angels for the Blind, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to training and placing service dogs free of charge to blind and visually impaired children. The dinner will be held Feb. 17 in the Alumni Memorial Union at University of Findlay. Hor’s dourves will be served at 6 p.m. with lights out and dinner served at 6:30. Tickets are $30 each through Feb. 1; $35 after. Purchase tickets at https://lodestarditd.eventbrite.com or by phone 419-796-1329.