Bridge Home Health & Hospice will offer training courses for prospective volunteers beginning March 21. Training sessions will be held in the Hub Conference Room at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane, and will take place from 9-11:30 a.m. for six consecutive Tuesdays. Courses will cover the basic principles of hospice; pain and symptom management; spiritual caregiving; and understanding grief and loss. No previous hospice experience is necessary, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Registration is required. Contact Julie Tiell, Bridge Hospice volunteer services coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or email@example.com.
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring. The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge. Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18. Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Allen, Hardin and Hancock County will be offering the Master Gardener Volunteer training program at the OSU-Lima Campus this spring. This program provides 50 hours of intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in their home county, assisting with Master Gardener volunteer-sponsored programs and activities for residents. Program topics 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. The classes will run March 7 through April 25. They will be held from 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, a full-day seminar will be held March 18 as part of the curriculum. The fee for the course is $150 per person, which covers the cost of an extensive resource book and other materials. All Master Gardener volunteers will be required to have a background check. More information is available at allen.osu.edu; hardin.osu.edu; or hancock.osu.edu websites. The registration deadline is Feb. 20.
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St. Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts. Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
Bilingual story times are scheduled at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location. Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa and 10 a.m. Thursday in Leipsic. In April, story times will be offered at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in Ottawa, and 10 a.m. April 27 in Leipsic. Activities include reading children’s books in Spanish and English, crafts and snacks.
Tristan Joy, a financial adviser with the Edward Jones office in Upper Sandusky, will discuss “Rules of the Road for Financing” during the annual Carey Area Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Luncheon on April 26. The program will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shrine Cafeteria, 315 Clay St. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required by April 20. To make a reservation, call the chamber at 419-396-7856 or email Cassie Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org A Chamber Spotlight Award will be presented to an area businesswomen during the event.
A free community meal will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St. This month’s meal is provided by Pandora-Gilboa Student Council and includes tacos, refried beans, salad, cookies and beverage.