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Pentecost Party @ First Presbyterian Church
Pentecost Party @ First Presbyterian Church
May 20 all-day
First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., will host a “Pentecost Party” on May 20. The day will start with worship and lead into a celebration including food, cupcake decorating, a book sale and discussion of the church’s new website. Members will also pack emergency cleanup buckets for disaster relief efforts around the world.
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2:00 pm Findlay Great Strides @ Riverbend Park
Findlay Great Strides @ Riverbend Park
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Findlay Great Strides, a walk benefitting cystic fibrosis, will be held May 20 at Riverbend Park. The Findlay walk is one of over 400 Great Strides events taking place across the country to help support the search for a cure to cystic fibrosis. Online registration is available at www.cff.org/greatstrides. Check-in begins at 1 p.m., with the walk starting at 2.
7:00 pm Johnson Island Civil War Roundtable @ TJ Willie's
Johnson Island Civil War Roundtable @ TJ Willie's
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
Howard Strouse will speak about “Baltimore in the Civil War” during the 7 p.m. Sunday meeting of the Johnson Island Civil War Roundtable of Tiffin. Baltimore, Maryland, was important to both the North and the South, as Maryland was a border state which President Abraham Lincoln successfully kept from seceding from the Union. There were, however, many Southern sympathizers in the state. The meeting will be held at TJ Willie’s of Tiffin, beginning with dinner at 5:15 for those who wish to meet Strouse.
9:00 am Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
9:30 am Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
May 21 @ 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.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
3:30 pm Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
May 21 @ 3:30 pm
A support group for caregivers of spouses or family members with Alzheimer’s disease is scheduled the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. The group meets in the library at the Home, located at 410 W. Elm Street. Group facilitators are Tricia Herrmann, RN, and Janet Schroeder, LSW. The focus of the group is to allow each member to discuss his/her issues involved in caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s. Speakers can be brought in to address specific topics at the request of the group. For more information, contact Herrmann at 419-358-1015, ext. 221, or therrmann@mhcoliving.org.
4:30 pm Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 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.
6:00 pm Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
May 21 @ 6:00 pm
“Jammin’ at the Library” will be held at 6 p.m. May 7 and 21. This is a song-circle-style jam session and is open to the public.
6:00 pm Watercolor Painting Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
Watercolor Painting Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
May 21 @ 6:00 pm
Ottawa artist Jeanne Beutler will present a watercolor painting workshop at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bluffton Public Library. Lilacs are the theme of the painting. A $10 cash-only supply fee will be collected at the door. Register by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
6:30 pm Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
May 21 @ 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.
11:30 am Republican Women of Hancock County @ Hancock Historical Museum
Republican Women of Hancock County @ Hancock Historical Museum
May 22 @ 11:30 am
The Republican Women of Hancock County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St. The program by Rosemary Rucker will focus on Findlay Digital Academy. Lunch will be provided by Bistro on Main. Call 419-348-3354 to request a lunch.
1:00 pm Dulcimers at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Dulcimers at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“Dulcimers at the Library” will continue to meet at the Bluffton Public Library at 1 p.m. Tuesdays.
9:00 am Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
1:00 pm The Edmund Fitzgerald — What Really Happened? @ 50 North
The Edmund Fitzgerald — What Really Happened? @ 50 North
May 23 @ 1:00 pm
50 North will present the program “Edmund Fitzgerald — What Really Happened?” at 1 p.m. May 23. The ship had an exciting life for the 18 years that it sailed. Then on Nov. 10, 1975, everything changed. A speaker from the National Great Lakes Museum will explore the mysteries of the loss. Registration and a $5 fee are required by May 21.
4:00 pm Chair Yoga @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Chair Yoga @ Bluffton Family Recreation
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bluffton Family Recreation will offer a chair yoga class in May instructed by Janette Reineke. Classes are from 4 to 5 p.m., May 2, 16, 23 and 30.   Bluffton Family Recreation asks that participants bring their own dumbbells between the weight of 2-5 pounds. If they do not have any, Bluffton Family Recreation will be provide them. To register, call Bluffton Family Recreation at 419-358-4150 or visit www.bfronline.com
5:30 pm CRAFT Training @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
CRAFT Training @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Those worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn some possible solutions during an upcoming class offered by the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services focused on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The free class will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on six consecutive Wednesdays, May 9 through June 13, at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. Participants are encouraged to buy the book, but copies can be borrowed during the class. Call the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985 to register.
11:30 am Automation Nation: A Panel Discussion on Robotics in Manufacturing @ Findlay Country Club
Automation Nation: A Panel Discussion on Robotics in Manufacturing @ Findlay Country Club
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
A free program, “Automation Nation: A Panel Discussion on Robotics in Manufacturing” will be held for financial executives from manufacturing and distribution businesses from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at Findlay Country Club. Panelists will address the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on productivity, the workforce and the bottom line, and whether area manufacturers are on track to remain competitive. Panelists will be Jim Robey, director of regional and economic planning services for W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Tom Ballay, president of Autotec Engineering, Toledo; Troy Wildermuth, director of manufacturing, Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership for the Center for Innovative Food Technology, Toledo; and Tim Mayle, director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development. The event, which includes lunch, is sponsored by public accounting firm Gilmore Jasion Mahler. Manufacturing financial executives can RSVP via email at info@gjmltd.com. The event also will be held elsewhere, so the accounting firm asks that those attending the Findlay event specify that in the RSVP.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
4:00 pm Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The 2018 Hancock County Farmers’ Market season runs from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 10 through Oct. 25, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Visit bit.ly/HCFMvendors or call 419-422-5594 for more information.
6:00 pm Gardening with Essential Oils @ Bluffton Public Library
Gardening with Essential Oils @ Bluffton Public Library
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Emily Ulrey will present a workshop on gardening with essential oils at 6 p.m. May 24 at the Bluffton Public Library. Ulrey will talk about the use of essential oils in the garden to repel pests, attract beneficial insects and help gardens flourish. Participants will also get the chance to mix up one of their own sprays to take home. The program is open to anyone 18 and older. An $8 fee will be collected at the door which includes a 16-ounce glass spray bottle and contents. Registration is required by Thursday.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email ewingd@mccombschool.org.
9:00 am Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
3:00 pm SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
May 25 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.

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