Church and religious events

Carey Ecumenical Choir CAREY — Area singers are invited to join the Carey Ecumenical Christmas Choir, in preparation for this year’s concert to be held at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14. The concert will be held at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey. This marks the...

Saturday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, closed book, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Club; women’s New Beginnings open discussion, 10 a.m., Pioneer Club; Big Book open discussion, 10:30 a.m., Dry Haven, Fostoria; open discussion, noon, Pioneer Club; open...

Every book a gift to the world

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF STAFF WRITER BLUFFTON — Whatever’s on your reading list, whether it’s poetry, mysteries, biographies or cookbooks, you’re likely to find it at Book ReViews. The store located at 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, carries new, used and vintage books along with magazines and...

Fundraiser to benefit UW

The public division of United Way of Hancock County’s annual campaign will sponsor a “Party on the Plaza” fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Dorney Plaza. The event will include a bouncy house, face painting and a dunk tank with local celebrities. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be sold...

Blood drives set

The American Red Cross has scheduled several upcoming area blood drives, including: Thursday — Van Buren Elementary School, 301 S. Main St., Van Buren, 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 — Good Hope Lutheran Church, 300 S. Main St., Arlington, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 — Findlay Evangelical Free...

Libraries plan story contest

All Putnam County District Library locations will hold a “Story Starter” contest for youth Sunday through Oct. 18. The competition will be divided into several age groups, including fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades and ninth through 12th grades. Each group will be awarded first, second...
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