Sensory Friendly Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A group painting class with guided instruction. This class provides a sensory friendly environment for students with special needs. All ages and abilities.

Group Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A group painting class with guided instruction. All ages and abilities.

Book Discussion – “Table For Five” @ Putnam County District Library - Columbus Grove Branch
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm

COLUMBUS GROVE — The Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch will host a book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

Participants will discuss “Table For Five,” by Susan Wiggs.

Registration is recommended so enough books can be ordered. To register, call the library at 419-659-2355.

Master Gardener Classes @ OSU Extension @ Hancock County Agricultural Service Center
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Ohio State University Extension will offer a Master Gardener classes Feb. 2 through March 29.

Classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140.

After completing the training, each participant will have received 50 hours of education on topics such as soils, fertilizers, botany, entomology, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, annuals and perennials for the landscape, herbs, and other horticultural subjects.

A $150 fee will be charged to cover the cost of instruction, Master Gardener manual and handouts. Sessions will be taught by horticultural experts from the Ohio State University Extension.

Registrants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Those planning to attend must obtain a registration packet by contacting Bill Jones at 419-722-8149 or; or the Ohio State University Hancock County Extension office at 419-422-3851 or Information is also available online at by selecting “2016 Training” in the County News section.

An enrollment meeting for the new Master Gardener class will be held at the Hancock County Extension office at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The registration packet and a $50 deposit may be turned in at this meeting. For those who cannot attend the meeting, the packet and deposit must be delivered to the Hancock County Extension office before Wednesday.

After this session, the class will not be offered again for several years.

Acting Up: Acting Improv Class @ 50 North
Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

“Acting Up: Acting Improv Class” will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave.

Participants will read and interpret scripts and work on acting scenes and improvisation games. No memorization required.

Harry Stockton is the director.

For more information on the activities, call 419-423-8496.

3D Mixed Media Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore and create a variety of 3D art: sculpture, clay building, up-cycling, and re-purposing. All ages and abilities welcome!

Flag City Morning Rotary
Feb 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Glass Fusion Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Third grade and up. Create a variety of glass projects such as pendants, magnets, necklaces, and more!

Parent and Painting Class @ Awakening Minds Art studio
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

An art and sensory class designed for toddlers and pre-K to enjoy painting and exploring with a parent.

Seniors Singing Out @ 50 North
Feb 11 @ 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.

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