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 will feature the following candidates: State Senator, a representative for incumbent Rob McColley, Bob Barker and Craig Kupferberg; State Central Committee representative, incumbent Rob Radway, Christina Muryn, Gina Campbell and Bob Campbell; Hancock County Auditor, Charity Rauschenberg. Lunch will be by Bistro on Main. RSVP at 419-348-3354 or email RepWomenHC32@gmail.com.
The Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association will hold its quarterly meeting at noon April 24 at Trinity Evangelical Church, 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky. Wyandot County Sheriff Michael Hetzel will discuss scams, especially those aimed at senior citizens. Lunch will be catered by Special Occasions. Any retired teacher or administrator who is not a member is welcome to attend. For a lunch reservation, call Nancy at 419-294-7609.
The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must. Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26. More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.
The Findlay Silver Blades Skating Club will host its spring “try it out” days from 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The free ice skating clinic is open to new skaters ages 4 through adult and will introduce participants to basic ice skating skills. Skate rental will be available for a nominal fee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will host a “Kids and Parents Spring Fling” from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24. Pizza and games will be available in the church basement. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more details.
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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.