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9:00 am Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Bridge Home Health & Hospice Volunteer Training @ Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or jtiell@bvhealthsystem.org.
10:00 am Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Bluffton Public Library Spring Storytime @ Bluffton Public Library
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Registration for spring storytime at the Bluffton Public Library begins Monday. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m. March 21 and 28, or 6:30 p.m. March 27. The event is open to preschool children ages 3-5. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016, emailing birkey@blufftonpubliclibrary.org or stopping by the front desk. Space is limited.
11:00 am Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Meeting @ Feasel’s Garden Center
Hancock County Retired Teachers Association Meeting @ Feasel’s Garden Center
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am
The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Feasel’s Garden Center, 2330 Bright Road. Following a tour of the store, greenhouses and gift shop, members will have a noon lunch at Cheddars Restaurant. To make a reservation, email David Vaas at vaasds@gmail.com or call 419-722-4711.
6:00 pm OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training @ Ohio State University at Lima
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics 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. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
6:00 pm Take Back the Night @ Alumni Memorial Union
Take Back the Night @ Alumni Memorial Union
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The University of Findlay will host a “Take Back the Night” event at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Alumni Memorial Union, 164 Frazer St. “Take Back the Night” seeks to end sexual violence in all of its forms including sexual assault, sexual abuse, dating violence and domestic violence. “Take Back the Night” empowers survivors in the healing process and inspires responsibility in everyone. The goal is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness and initiatives. The day will begin with a clothesline project from noon to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for individuals to decorate a T-shirt in honor of someone who has been a victim of some form of abuse or assault. Silent witnesses will be present during this event. These are cutouts of actual victims that have their stories typed on them for others to read. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be tables set up in the Almuni Memorial Union multipurpose room for agencies to present and distribute information. Agencies invited to attend include Damsel in Defense, Century Health, Family Resource Center, Crime Victim Services, Human Trafficking Coalition, Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services and the university’s counseling services. There will also be a table for people to donate unused/unopened cleaning/hygiene products that will be given to domestic violence shelters around the area. A talk by motivational speaker Mike Pistorino will begin at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Pistorino, sexual assault survivor and advocate, will talk about his story and how he has become the advocate and motivational speaker. He has spoken all over the United States and in Canada. Prior to his talk, co-sponsors Phi Alpha, Phi Sigma Sigma and the Social Work Club will read the stories of the silent witnesses and light a candle in their honor. A time for discussion and others to share their personal stories will follow. The night will conclude about 8 p.m. with a march around campus with signs, glow sticks and balloon popping. All of the events are free to students with a UF ID and open to the public for $1 or a donation of an unused/unopened cleaning/hygiene product.
6:30 pm McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
McComb Public Library Storytime @ McComb Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
7:00 pm Rosa Clemente Speaks @ Ritz Auditorium
Rosa Clemente Speaks @ Ritz Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm
Scholar and activist Rosa Clemente will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Ritz Auditorium as a guest of the University of Findlay’s College of Education. She is a doctoral student in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, the co-founder and coordinator of the first National Hip-Hop Convention, a co-founder of the R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop Coalition. Clemente also was the 2008 Green Party nominee for vice president of the United States. Her presentation is free.

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