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First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., will host a “Pentecost Party” on May 20. The day will start with worship and lead into a celebration including food, cupcake decorating, a book sale and discussion of the church’s new website. Members will also pack emergency cleanup buckets for disaster relief efforts around the world.
Findlay Great Strides, a walk benefitting cystic fibrosis, will be held May 20 at Riverbend Park.
The Findlay walk is one of over 400 Great Strides events taking place across the country to help support the search for a cure to cystic fibrosis.
Online registration is available at www.cff.org/greatstrides.
Check-in begins at 1 p.m., with the walk starting at 2.
Howard Strouse will speak about “Baltimore in the Civil War” during the 7 p.m. Sunday meeting of the Johnson Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin.
Baltimore, Maryland, was important to both the North and the South, as Maryland was a border state which President Abraham Lincoln successfully kept from seceding from the Union. There were, however, many Southern sympathizers in the state.
The meeting will be held at TJ Willie’s of Tiffin, beginning with dinner at 5:15 for those who wish to meet Strouse.
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe.
Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park.
Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.
Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs.
Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes.
To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
A support group for caregivers of spouses or family members with Alzheimer’s disease is scheduled the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. The group meets in the library at the Home, located at 410 W. Elm Street.
Group facilitators are Tricia Herrmann, RN, and Janet Schroeder, LSW. The focus of the group is to allow each member to discuss his/her issues involved in caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s. Speakers can be brought in to address specific topics at the request of the group.
For more information, contact Herrmann at 419-358-1015, ext. 221, or email@example.com.
Ottawa artist Jeanne Beutler will present a watercolor painting workshop at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bluffton Public Library.
Lilacs are the theme of the painting. A $10 cash-only supply fee will be collected at the door.
Register by calling the library at 419-358-5016.