BGSU New Music and Art Festival @ Bowling Green State University
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

The 38th annual Bowling Green State University New Music and Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers and includes concerts, composer talks and an art exhibition and lecture. Featured guests include composers Steven Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider, Chicago-based ensemble Latitude 49, and vocalist Shara Nova.

The 8 p.m. Oct. 21 concert is $7, all other events are free.

For a complete schedule of events, visit festival.bgsu.edu or contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at 419-372-2685.

Flag City Morning Rotary
Oct 18 @ 7:30 am
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am

Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio is offering assistance to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

The agency has started a new support group which is open to any grandparent living in Hancock County. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 1941 Carlin St.

Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will host a four-part “Board Service 101” series beginning Wednesday.

The workshops are designed to serve nonprofit board members — those both new to board service and those who are more seasoned — as well as anyone who might have an interest in serving on a board in the future.

Sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St.

Dates and topics include:

  • Sept. 20: Aly Sterling Philanthropy staff will present the basics of being a member, including roles, responsibilities and best practices.
  • Oct. 4: Patrick Sadowski and Greg Hull will cover legal concerns for board members, such as liability, questions to ask and coverage.
  • Oct. 18: Community Foundation staff will speak on fundraising, including strategies, best practices/trends and resources.
  • Nov. 1: Aly Sterling Philanthropy will discuss the decision to be a board member, signs of a healthy organization and board, as well as an exploration of personal values and skills.

The series culminates in a nonprofit “speed dating” event Nov. 15, where nonprofits in search of new board and committee members can network with potential leaders. Those who attend three or more of the sessions will receive a special designation on nametags at the event, making nonprofits aware of their completion of the sessions.

Registration is available at www.community-foundation.com.

McComb Flu Shot Clinic @ McComb Public Library
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A satellite flu shot clinic sponsored by Hancock Public Health will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St.

Self-pay costs for adults is $40 and $20 for children, while the shots will be free for adults and children with private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Attendees should bring insurance information and their driver’s license.

McComb Meet The Candidates Night @ McComb High School cafeteria
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm

A meet-the-candidates night for McComb village council and school board candidates will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the McComb High School cafeteria.

Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The University of Findlay’s psychology program will be offering “Raising Kids Today,” a seven-part series of free information sessions to assist caregivers with raising children, beginning Wednesday.

The talks, held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, will be hosted by assistant psychology professors and will be relevant to parents and guardians with children of all ages. Each hour-long session will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers.

Ritz Auditorium is located on the second floor of Old Main. Parking is available in the lot near Old Main and Shafer Library, and across Frazer Street at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

Pumpkin Painting for Children @ Bluffton Public Library
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm

Pumpkin painting for children ages 7-11 will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Bluffton Public Library.

The cost is $6 at the door, cash only. Advance registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.

Hancock County Farmers Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This year’s Hancock County Farmers Market will run 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Nonprofit agencies should call or text 419-306-5218 to schedule their event.

Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn how to help them at a new class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model.

The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. It will continue for six consecutive Thursdays, through Oct. 19.

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 local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers.

The class consists of six sessions, held once a week, with a maximum of 10 participants.

Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions, but it is not a requirement. There is no charge to attend.

Participants are encouraged to purchase the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober,” or they can borrow a book during the class.

Participants can register by calling the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985.

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