Bluffton Farmers Market @ Citizens National Bank Parking Lot
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market! Shoppers can purchase garden fresh vegetables, fruit and related farmers’ market projects! The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October.

Riverbend Recreation Area Hay Ride @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm

Chris Allen, Hancock Park District program specialist, will lead a hay ride and fall activities for kids Oct. 22 at Shelter 1 in Riverbend Recreation Area.

After the hay ride, other activities will include a guided hike to seek hidden autumn leaves, pumpkin bowling, “Bug in a Haystack” and an acorn drop. Hay rides will be held at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Registration is $5 per person and must be made by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay Meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave.

The day begins with the business meeting and show and tell. Susan Edwards will present her trunk show, “Indian Hatchet Block.” Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend.

Questions on Ohio Star Quilters program may be directed to Beverly McClarren at 419-348-2644.

Call Tina Wood at 419-348-4247 for information regarding the club itself.

Wee Ones in the Park: Pumpkins @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wee Ones in the Park, presented by Hancock Park District staff, will have a program about pumpkins at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be held each time.

The program will include a story, pumpkin bowling, feeling pumpkin parts, and making a pumpkin craft.

The free program is recommended for 3 year old and younger children, accompanied by an adult.

No registration is necessary. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.

Girl Talk @ Family Resource Center
Oct 24 @ 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 momberge@frcohio.com.

Ghosthunting with John Kachuba @ Putnam County District Library
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm

OTTAWA — Author John Kachuba will present a program on ghosthunting in Ohio at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.

Kachuba is the author of “Ghosthunting Ohio: On the Road Again,” “Ghosthunters: On the Trail of Mediums, Dowsers, Spirit Seekers and Other Investigators of America’s Paranormal World” and “Ghosthunting Ohio.” He will be sharing some of his adventures of the world of the paranormal.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Flag City Morning Rotary
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
2D Mixed Media @ Awakening Minds Art studio
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Explore the 2D arts in this class. Participants will get the chance to explore printmaking, drawing, collage, charcoal, cut paper and even glass fusion. Medium and subject matter will differ weekly. All ages and all abilities, walk in only.

Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Oct 27 @ 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.

Panel Discussion on Islam @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm

The University of Findlay will host a panel discussion about Islam at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Ritz Auditorium. The free, public event is intended to educate and offer personal insight.

Participating will be well-known Muslim scholar Imam Talal Eid, Th.D., director of religious affairs for the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo; UF professors Song-Chong Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of religion, and Elizabeth Buchanan, Ph.D., assistant professor of history; and students Nada Bahammam, an undergraduate education major from Saudi Arabia, and Ahmed Al-eteiwi, a graduate student from Jordan studying Teaching English as a Second Language. The forum will address misunderstandings and confusion about the Islamic faith, which continues to be a focus during this election season.

For more information, email knoche@findlay.edu or graves@findlay.edu.

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