Oct
23
Mon
Watercolor Workshop: Autumn Aspen @ Bluffton Public Library
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm

A watercolor workshop led by Jeanne Beutler will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday on the lower level of the Bluffton Public Library.

The painting is titled “Autumn Aspen.” There is a $10 supply fee at the door, cash only. Register by calling the library at 419-358-5016.

Liberty-Benton High School ACT Preparation Sessions @ Liberty-Benton High School
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Liberty-Benton High School will host ACT preparation sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 17 and Monday, Oct. 23.

Each night will have two sessions, from 7 to 8:10 p.m. and 8:20 to 9:30 pm.

Each subject (English, reading, mathematics, and science) will be presented during each session, so students can choose the combination of sessions most likely to help improve their ACT scores.

There is no charge and registration is not required. Findlay and Hancock County students can attend.

Teachers will review material and give students study strategies and test taking tips.

Participants should bring a pen or pencil, their ACT practice booklet and some paper. Copies of the practice booklet will be available.

For more information, call Tracie Herr, Liberty-Benton High School counselor, at 419-424-5351.

Oct
24
Tue
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities.

Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification.

Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa.

Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.

Dining with Diabetes @ Blanchard Valley Hospital
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dining with Diabetes is a national Extension health education series which helps people to set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time based) goals for their diet and physical activity. The next series will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings — Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes are held in the Cardiac Rehab Department at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

The program fee is $40 and, thanks to Blanchard Valley Health Foundation, there is scholarship assistance available if needed. Contact Julie Russell at 419-429-7656 for more information about financial assistance.

Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 25, and a minimum of six participants is needed.

Contact OSU Hancock County Extension at 419-422-3851 or email meents.1@osu.edu to register.

While the program is intended for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers, any person needing to establish a healthful eating pattern can benefit and is welcome to attend.

Oct
25
Wed
Social Security Workshop @ First National Bank
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A free Social Security workshop with emphasis on taxation will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at First National Bank, 1630 Tiffin Ave.

Participants will get a general education about Social Security taxation, and learn how to maximize full retirement benefits and how their Social Security may be affected if they work through retirement.

Seating for the program is limited. Those interested in attending should RSVP by calling 419-384-3221 or by visiting any First National Bank branch in Bluffton, Findlay, Pandora or Ottawa or by visiting www.e-FNB.com. The bank asks that RSVPs be done by Oct. 23.

Oct
26
Thu
Wyandot County Meet the Candidates Night @ Carey school auditorium
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm

A Wyandot County “Meet the Candidates” night, hosted by Carey Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Carey school auditorium.

Candidates for elected office on the Nov. 7 ballot may participate.

Candidates interested in participating should contact the chamber, 132 E. Findlay St., 419-396-7856, or via email at director@careychamber.com.

More information is online at careychamber.com.

Oct
30
Mon
CPR/AED/First Aid Class @ American Red Cross -- North Central Ohio Chapter
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm

The American Red Cross will present an adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid class at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St.

The course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn how to control bleeding and how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses.

Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.

Oct
31
Tue
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities.

Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification.

Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa.

Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.

Nov
2
Thu
Forest Fiber Fanatics @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forest Fiber Fanatics, a group of knitters and crocheters, will meet twice a month at the Forest-Jackson Public Library beginning Tuesday.

Those attending may work on their own projects, or help work on projects for charity. The group will meet from 6-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and from 1-3 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month.

Contact Barb Scott at 440-967-3680 for more information.

Nov
4
Sat
Archery Basics for Adults @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join a certified archery instructor and learn about the basics of archery. Participants will learn about equipment, shooting techniques, and safety measures while shooting arrows at targets using a compound bow. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided.

Age: Required to be 18 years and older

Admission: Register with $10 per person by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3.

Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants

For more information, or registration, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or visit www.hancockparks.com.

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