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Apr
21
Sat
STEAM Fun @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

“STEAM Fun” will return to the Bluffton Public Library from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

No prior registration is necessary. All children must be accompanied by an adult to help with activities.

Apr
22
Sun
Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul Community Summit @ 100 S. Main St., Mount Blanchard
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul organization will be hosting a community summit for area residents from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at 100 S. Main St., Mount Blanchard.

The purpose of the summit is to share with community members the information that the Heart and Soul team has been gathering for the past several months, and to get their input about the data collected so far.

More than 200 people who call Mount Blanchard home have been interviewed about their values, hopes and concerns, and action ideas for the community.

Several themes have emerged as topics of interest, the Heart and Soul team said.

The Heart and Soul principles are to involve everyone, focus on what matters, and “play the long game.”

The summit is intended to bring people together to discuss and share ideas for the community and to develop Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul statements. It is an opportunity to get more participation from the community.

The event begins at 1 p.m. with free food, entertainment by Riverdale Soundsation, and activities for children such as bounce houses and crafts.

The first 100 residents to arrive will receive a free Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul T-shirt. Child care will be provided.

After the meal, the summit will commence, led by John Livingston.

A Heart and Soul grant of $140,850 was awarded to Mount Blanchard in March 2017 by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, which uses the process of Community Heart and Soul created by the Orton Family Foundation.

Apr
23
Mon
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm

Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies.

Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.

Apr
24
Tue
Kids and Parents Spring Fling @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will host a “Kids and Parents Spring Fling” from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24. Pizza and games will be available in the church basement. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more details.

Apr
28
Sat
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes @ Riverside Park
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am

Open Arms will present the 10th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser April 28 at Riverside Park.

Men, women and children are welcome for this march to speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault, walking one mile in “her shoes” (high heels). On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with an opening ceremony planned for 11:30.

Event organizers are seeking event sponsors, individual walkers, teams of walkers and volunteers. Signup is available online at www.openarmsfindlay.com, and community members also have the option to be a “virtual walker.”

Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will join Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik as a guest judge for the day.

The event will also feature a free kids’ zone with face painting, arts and crafts and an inflatable bounce house, along with food vendors and massage stations. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the walk.

To register or for more information, call Jodi DeVore at 419-420-9261.

Apr
30
Mon
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm

Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies.

Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.

May
1
Tue
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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.

May
6
Sun
McComb Lions Club Over 80s Party @ McComb American Legion
May 6 all-day

The McComb Lions Club will hold its 52nd “Over 80s Party” on May 6 at the McComb American Legion. This free event is open to all McComb school district residents 80 and older.

May
7
Mon
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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.

Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
May 7 @ 6:30 pm

Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies.

Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.

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