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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Mar 2 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Homeschoolers in the Park 9:30 am
Homeschoolers in the Park @ Hancock County Parks
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Classes in the park are for homeschooled families. This 10 day series will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to June to explore different science based curriculum programs such as earth, space, physical and life science. Each class will cover some of Ohio’s teaching standards in a fun and exciting way. Most of the classes will be held at Oakwoods Nature Preserve, but we will visit some of the other parks in Hancock County. We will follow Findlay City Schools for weather delays and cancellations. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 5-8 11 a.m. to noon, ages 9-13 Series includes the following: September 2 – Plant and Animal Classification – Oakwood Nature Preserve (ONP) October 7 – Ecosystems & Habitats – Riverbend Recreation Area (RRA), Shelter 3 November 4 – Living History: Life for the McKinnis’s in 1847 – Litzenberg Memorial Woods (LMW) December 2 – Motion – ONP January 6 – Earth Rocks – ONP February 3 – Solar System – ONP March 2- Physics & Experiments – RRA, Lodge April 6 – Energy – RRA, Shelter 3 May 4 – Wildflowers and Trees- LMW June 1 – Outdoor Recreation Fun (archery, canoeing, kayaking, fishing) – ONP Register with $20 per child for the series or $3.00 per child for an individual month by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 26; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office
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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
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The Monster Who Ate My Peas 3:00 pm
The Monster Who Ate My Peas @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm
Part of the 2015-2016 Blanchard Valley Health System Entertainment Series. Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, the musical, presented by ArtsPower, tells the story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. General admission tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. Ticket sales will begin Aug. 10 for Arts Partnership patrons and on Aug. 24 to the public.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be offering “UF Genki Kids,” a Japanese language and culture club for students in grades 2-6. Activities will be held in the Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21; and on Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The cost to attend is $15 per student. Registration is required by contacting Ayane Hida at hida@findlay.edu or at 419-672-1309. Hida is the Mazza Museum’s new Japanese outreach coordinator. Her work, which will span two years, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Outreach Initiative.
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Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Mar 16 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
 
Caring Cups Club 2:00 pm
Caring Cups Club @ We Serve Coffee
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Diversion Foster Care meets the third Wednesday each month to host the Caring Cups Club. This is an opportunity to stop in and have any questions you may have answered about how to become a foster parent. There is a need in Findlay and the surrounding area for foster families able to foster children of all ages. Find out if this opportunity is right for you
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Writer’s Group 6:30 pm
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Writer’s Group @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A monthly writer’s group will be hosted by the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room. The group will meet Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16, April 20 and May 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kay Cocklin, a local author and retired teacher, is offering the writing workshop. The workshop is intended for those interested in fictional writing. High school students are welcome. No professional experience is required. Registration is required for each session. For further information, contact the Adult Services Desk at 419-422-1712, ext. 245, or visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be offering “UF Genki Kids,” a Japanese language and culture club for students in grades 2-6. Activities will be held in the Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21; and on Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The cost to attend is $15 per student. Registration is required by contacting Ayane Hida at hida@findlay.edu or at 419-672-1309. Hida is the Mazza Museum’s new Japanese outreach coordinator. Her work, which will span two years, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Outreach Initiative.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be offering “UF Genki Kids,” a Japanese language and culture club for students in grades 2-6. Activities will be held in the Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21; and on Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The cost to attend is $15 per student. Registration is required by contacting Ayane Hida at hida@findlay.edu or at 419-672-1309. Hida is the Mazza Museum’s new Japanese outreach coordinator. Her work, which will span two years, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Outreach Initiative.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.
UF Genki Kids 4:00 pm
UF Genki Kids @ Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The University of Findlay will be offering “UF Genki Kids,” a Japanese language and culture club for students in grades 2-6. Activities will be held in the Virginia Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion children’s art studio from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 21; and on Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. The cost to attend is $15 per student. Registration is required by contacting Ayane Hida at hida@findlay.edu or at 419-672-1309. Hida is the Mazza Museum’s new Japanese outreach coordinator. Her work, which will span two years, is being funded by a grant from the Japan Outreach Initiative.
Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide group meeting 7:00 pm
Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide group meeting @ Second floor, Ruse Building at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The PALS — Persons Affected by a Loved One’s Suicide — support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Ruse Building at Blanchard Valley Hospital, above the emergency room. The group is professionally facilitated and open to anyone grieving the loss of someone to suicide. PALS meets on the fourth Thursday of the month. Upcoming meetings will be held Feb. 25 and March 24. For more information, call Nancy Stephani at Century Health at 419-425-5050.
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Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension 9:00 am
Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29. Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects. A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension. Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or wcjones@bright.net; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu. Information is also available online at hancock.osu.edu by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section. An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday. After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.
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Seniors Singing Out 1:30 pm
Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
50 North will host a new program, S20 — Seniors Singing Out, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Seniors are invited to share their voices in a variety of musical styles and themes. Performance opportunities will be available with seasonal concerts. No memorization is required. The group is directed by Celia Stockton. There is no charge to participate.

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