Sep
20
Wed
Friends of the Bluffton Public Library Fall Book Sale @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all-day

The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will hold a fall book sale next week on the lower level of the library.

Hours are 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23.

All proceeds support library programs and services.

Sep
22
Fri
Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star 128th Session @ Kalahari Resort - Sandusky
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day

The 128th session of the Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, dubbed the “Unforgettable Stories” session, will be held Sept. 22-24 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky.

All Eastern Star members are sincerely encouraged to attend the session, which concludes with the installation of 2017-18 grand officers at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

Contact chairman of arrangements Jan Foy at 419-618-1194 for more information.

Sep
24
Sun
Toledo Symphony Ensemble Performance @ First Presbyterian Church
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm

One of the Toledo Symphony’s most popular small ensembles will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., as part of the church’s 2017 artist series. The ensemble credits its popularity to its wide range of repertoire, bold sound, and its fun and interesting presentations. Handel, Sousa, ragtime and Dixieland are just a sample of what you might hear. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be received. Contact Brent Neuenschwander at 419-423-2112, ext. 24, for more details.

Concordia Lutheran Church Fellowship Picnic @ Concordia Lutheran Church
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm

Concordia Lutheran Church’s annual fellowship picnic will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the picnic shelter behind the church. Games for all ages will be provided and the public is invited. The church is handicap accessible at the north entrance. Additional information is available at www.concordiafindlay.com

Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band @ Bavarian Haus
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Northwest Ohio’s Vitak-Elsnic Tribute Band will perform from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Deshler’s Bavarian Haus as a memorial to its first trumpet player and co-founder Kent Harris, who died suddenly in August.

The previously scheduled performance will now be a fundraiser for Bowling Green State University’s Polka Preservation Fund, with 100 percent of proceeds from CDs sold at the concert going to the organization. Additionally, an anonymous donor will match the amount raised.

The band plays “old time” polkas, waltzes and two-steps. For more information, contact band member Todd Harris at sdharris01@aol.com.

Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin @ T.J. Willies
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Kay Hochstettler of the Hancock Historical Museum will speak to the Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin at 7 p.m. Sunday at T.J. Willies, Tiffin.

Her topic is “Andrews Raiders.” This was an attempt of Northern soldiers to steal a train in the deep Confederate South. The raid failed and several of the soldiers lost their lives.

Sep
25
Mon
Wee Ones: River Otters @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A program for toddlers about river otters will be presented by Hancock Park District staff at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.

The same program will be offered each time.

The Wee Ones program, for 3-year-old and younger toddlers accompanied by an adult, will include a story, activities and a craft. Siblings may attend.

The program is free and requires no registration.

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

Grand Love
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.

NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.

Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27.

Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13.

NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.

NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.

Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27.

Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13.

NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.

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