Christmas Open House @ Putnam County District Library
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Christmas open house will be held from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Presbyterian Mountain Strings. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa.

The event marks the opening of the Friends of the Putnam County District Library’s 25th Christmas Tree Festival, running through Jan. 5.

A Quartet Christmas @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

Findlay’s own national recording artists, Sojourner Quartet, presents “A Quartet Christmas” with special guest pianist, Susan Kayser. The Quartet includes Isaac Steinhour (tenor and Findlay High School graduate), Mark May (lifelong Findlay native, baritone and member since 1992), Larry Counterman (bass and Indiana resident), and Jeff McGlade (lead vocals and Findlay resident since 1984).

Sojourner Quartet Christmas Concert and Dinner @ Gilboa United Methodist Church
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm

Sojourner Quartet of Findlay will perform a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Gilboa United Methodist Church, 102 Franklin St., Gilboa. A festive dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. The concert and dinner are by donation and are open to the public.

Riley Creek UMC Christmas Carol Sing @ Riley Creek United Methodist Church
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

Riley Creek United Methodist Church will host its 45th annual Christmas Carol Sing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. The program will feature congregational singing of many traditional carols, as well as readings from Scripture about Jesus’ birth, special performances by the Pandora United Methodist Church Choir, Ottawa Saints Peter and Paul Choir, other musicians and a candle lighting ceremony. The church is located southeast of Ottawa and northwest of Pandora at the intersection of Putnam County roads M and 7-L.

Girl Talk @ Family Resource Center
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Emily Momberg, community support provider at the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, facilitates a Girl Talk group to teach girls ages 7-13 to empower, encourage and motivate themselves and others. Meetings are held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Family Resource Center office, 1941 Carlin St.

For more information about joining the group, call the center at 419-422-8616 or contact Momberg at

Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Dec 5 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

JENERA “” Moms can mingle with each other and enjoy activities with their children during Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mornings with Mommy program.

The educational playdates are held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at the church, 301 N. Main St. Advance registration is required by calling 419-326-4685 or online at The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.

Each session has its own theme and offers activities for children ages infant through 5 years. Sessions begin with a devotion and include language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities, gross and fine motor skills and an infant area. Moms and children may explore these activities at their own pace.

Exchange Club of Findlay Meeting @ Rosewood Room at Henderson Dining Hall
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Exchange Club of Findlay is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships.

Meetings are held from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Rosewood Room in the UF Henderson Dining Hall.

Call 419-427-8425 for more information.

Transitions @ Putnam County District Library
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Transitions,” a program for individuals with early stage memory loss, will be held from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.

Linda Rae Pollitz, program manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, will present the program for individuals with early stage memory loss, their families and friends. Persons who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit.

Registration is requested by calling the library at 419-523-3747.

Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Dec 8 @ 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.

Cooking With Squash @ Lindamood Room at Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Dec 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

A program on cooking with winter squash will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

Karen McDougall, OSU Extension program assistant, will explore the nutritious benefits of winter squash, along with ideas for preparation.

Registration is required at or by calling 419-422-1712, ext. 245.

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