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Findlay Salvation Army Soup for Two 11:00 am
Findlay Salvation Army Soup for Two @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Salvation Army of Findlay will hold its annual Soup for Two fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St. For $7, diners will have their choice of one soup along with salad, bread, dessert and a drink. Diners may upgrade to two soups for $10. Dine-in and carryout are available. Soups will be provided by Main Street Deli, Cheddar’s, We Serve. Coffee and Sodexo at the University of Findlay. Salad will be supplied by Great Scot; bread will be provided by Bread Kneads; and cookies will be provided by Redeemer Lutheran Church.
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Archery Basics for Adults 9:00 am
Archery Basics for Adults @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Join a certified archery instructor and learn about the basics of archery. Participants will learn about equipment, shooting techniques, and safety measures while shooting arrows at targets using a compound bow. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Age: Required to be 18 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants For more information, or registration, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or visit www.hancockparks.com.
Archery Practice 10:45 am
Archery Practice @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 10:45 am – 3:15 pm
Participants who have taken Hancock Park District’s introductory archery courses and want more archery practice can attend this practice session. A certified archery instructor will supervise and all necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Time: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Ages: Required to be 9 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person with preferred time slot by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. An adult must accompany children ages 15 and under. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants per time slot
Zion United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 pm
Zion United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner @ Zion United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A spaghetti supper will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Zion United Methodist Church, 9009 Ohio 12 West. Tickets for $7 for adults, $3.50 for ages 12 and younger, and the meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Dine-in, drive-thru and carryout are available. Call 419-306-7780 for tickets.
TGMA Gospel Music and Dinner 5:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music and Dinner @ Southside Family Restaurant
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present Gospel singing and dinner Nov. 4 at the Southside Family Restaurant, 3050 S. Main St. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. with singing featuring the Salvation Singers, Peggy Hamilton and One Voice from 6-8 p.m. For information, call Mark Glick at 419-934-5456.
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Rock and Fossil Collections 1:00 pm
Rock and Fossil Collections @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A program about rock and fossil collections, hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held during an open house from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Visitors may bring a pet rock, discover how it might have been formed and enter it in a pet rock contest. A rock collection and a fossil collection will be available to view and information will be available. The family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Opossums Program for Toddlers 10:00 am
Opossums Program for Toddlers @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program for toddlers about opossums will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The program will include a story and crafts. The event is for children, 3 years old and under, accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will 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. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
Bluffton First UMC Election Day Lunch and Dinner 11:00 am
Bluffton First UMC Election Day Lunch and Dinner @ Bluffton First United Methodist Church
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
An Election Day lunch and dinner will be served in the fellowship hall at Bluffton First United Methodist Church, 116 Church St., on Tuesday, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Bluffton Food Pantry. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages, with all items priced individually and ranging from 50 cents to $2.50. Dinner, served from 4:30-6:30 p.m., costs $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. The menu includes baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, dessert and beverage. Carryout is available for both meals.
Enon Valley Presbyterian Church Election Day Supper 4:00 pm
Enon Valley Presbyterian Church Election Day Supper @ Enon Valley Presbyterian Church
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enon Valley Presbyterian Church, 20307 U.S. 224 East, will host an Election Day soup and sandwich supper from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. The menu includes homemade chili or chicken noodle soup, sloppy joe or chicken sandwich, dessert, coffee and punch. Donations will be accepted for the building maintenance fund.
A Romp Through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna 7:30 pm
A Romp Through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna @ OSU Lima Visitor/Student Center
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will host “A Romp through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna,” presented by Jim McCormac, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the OSU Visitor/Student Center, 3900 Campus Drive, Ohio State University, Lima campus. The pictorial adventure will examine well-known plants and animals, and obscure species few have encountered. The importance of all the cogs of the ecological wheel, and the need to protect them, will be shown. This program is free and open to the public. Visit www.tri-moraineaudubon.org for more details.
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World of Downtown Restaurants Tour 5:00 pm
World of Downtown Restaurants Tour @ Downtown Findlay
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
United Way of Hancock County is hosting the 10th annual World of Downtown Restaurants tour from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 9, featuring 15 downtown restaurants. “Passport holders” are offered a self-guided tour of restaurants sampling their finest food. Participating businesses include Alexandria’s, Baker’s Café, Bistro on Main, Circle of Friends, Coffee Amici, Fireside Brick Oven Pub & Grill, Greek Garden, Logan’s Irish Pub, Main Street Deli, Rossilli’s, Tavern at the Inn, The Bourbon Affair, We Serve.Coffee, West End Tavern and the Wine Merchant. Passports are $25 each and are available at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., and United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Parkway. Only 300 passports will be sold. A 50/50 raffle will also be held during the event. United Way representatives will be located throughout the tour with a device to swipe a credit card. Each swipe costs $10 and counts as one entry into the raffle. The winner will be drawn Nov. 10. For more information, contact United Way at 419-423-1432 or visit LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org.
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Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fall Fish Fry 4:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fall Fish Fry @ Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold its fall fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The meal includes all the fish you can eat, salads, baked beans, desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.
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Findlay Evangelical Free Church Veterans Day Lunch 1:00 pm
Findlay Evangelical Free Church Veterans Day Lunch @ Findlay Evangelical Free Church
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm
Findlay Evangelical Free Church, 2515 Heatherwood Drive, will host a veterans appreciation lunch at 1 p.m. Nov. 11. The free meal, catered by Bistro on Main, is open to veterans from all branches of service. RSVP by calling 419-423-5636.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will 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. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
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Leonids Meteor Shower Program 6:00 pm
Leonids Meteor Shower Program @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm
A program about the Leonids Meteor Shower will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the portable planetarium in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The meteor shower continues through Nov. 30 with the peak this Friday. The program will be hosted by the Hancock Park District. Participants must sit on the floor. The family program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. Wednesday online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Military Veteran’s Recognition Program and Dinner 5:00 pm
Military Veteran’s Recognition Program and Dinner @ Findlay High School cafeteria
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm
Findlay High School will hold its 17th annual Military Veteran’s Recognition Program and Dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 in the cafeteria. All Findlay High School alumni and former students are invited to attend. Those planning to attend are asked to send their name, address, branch of service and years and graduation year, along with the name of their spouse or guest and a photo in uniform, no later than Nov. 1 to Roger Powell, FHS Alumni Director, Findlay High School, 1200 Broad Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840.
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Bluffton University Nutrition Association Harvest Dinner 5:00 pm
Bluffton University Nutrition Association Harvest Dinner @ Bluffton Middle School cafeteria
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Bluffton University Nutrition Association will hold its annual harvest dinner, benefiting the Bluffton Community Assistance Corp. and the Churches United Pantry in Lima, from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Bluffton Middle School cafeteria, 102 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. This year’s dinner will feature comfort food including chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert. Many of the ingredients were sourced locally through donations from area farms and businesses. All proceeds will benefit the food pantries in Bluffton and Lima. Bluffton University food and nutrition students will prepare the food from scratch. Students in the SERVE student organization will serve the food, while music majors will provide the entertainment. Ceramic pieces including bowls made by art students will also be available for an additional donation.
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Jones Mansion Harvest Tea 3:00 pm
Jones Mansion Harvest Tea @ The Jones Mansion
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will host a Thanksgiving-themed Harvest Tea featuring festive food and sweet treats inspired by the holiday. The event’s proceeds go toward the mansion’s restoration and upkeep. Seating is limited.
The Life Cycle of a Star 6:00 pm
The Life Cycle of a Star @ Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm
Susan Nims, with the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program on the life cycle of a star at 6 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, participants may view Saturn and Mercury through telescopes that are provided or they may bring their own. Club members will be available to assist. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will 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. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
What Animals Do In Winter 9:00 am
What Animals Do In Winter @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A daylong program about what animals do in preparation for winter will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The program is for children 6 to 12 years old. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. today, either online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 24 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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StoneBridge Church Community Thanksgiving Dinner 11:30 am
StoneBridge Church Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ StoneBridge Church
Nov 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
StoneBridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive, will host its annual free community Thanksgiving Day meal from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to anyone who is hungry, would like some company or simply doesn’t want to cook. It is estimated that 309 volunteers, as well as the support of many local companies and groups, will be needed. In 2016, over 2,000 people enjoyed 64 turkeys, 30 hams and various side dishes. A drive-thru will also be available, along with the usual dine-in and delivery options. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact the church office at 419-422-6862 or visit StoneBridgeChurch.org.
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