Beth Genson Art Exhibit Reception @ Fisher/Wall Art Gallery, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Beth Genson’s works in the ancient art of encaustic use a hot paint mixture of beeswax, damar resin and oil pigments. Genson finds the encaustic medium well suited for her exploration of water as a subject matter, with rivers and ponds as the focal point of many of her paintings. The public is invited to an artist’s reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Crafting Through the Seasons
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

The Findlay Leo Councilettes will host a craft retreat titled “Crafting Through the Seasons” on Sept. 21-22.

The $25 cost includes a weekend of knitting, quilting, crocheting, scrapbooking, reading and more. Door prizes, raffles and table favors, along with lunch, are included.

The deadline to register is today. Call Laura Debord at 567-250-9430 to sign up or for more details.

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Fall Fest @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Sep 22 all-day

The Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is seeking donations of items, services or “experiences” for a silent auction during Fall Fest, being held Sept. 22.

Proceeds will support activities and improvement projects, benefiting more than 350 MHCO elders. All donations are tax deductible.

Suggested donations include framed artwork, jewelry and certificates for a business service. To donate an item, email or call 419-358-1015, ext. 248.

The MHCO Service Group will host a bake sale Sept. 21-22 and will staff the food tent at Mennonite Memorial Home during Fall Fest.

Putnam County Veteran of the Year Recognition Dinner @ Fogle Center
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Veterans Service Commission of Putnam County will host the third annual Putnam County Veteran of the Year Recognition Dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Fogle Center, 815 E. Mathias St., Leipsic.

Nomination forms can be picked up at the veterans office, 336 E. Main St., Ottawa, or can be received by mail by contacting the office at 419-523-4478. Forms are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The event will also recognize in-county Vietnam veterans.

Tickets are available in advance only. Call the above phone number for tickets or to be honored as a Vietnam veteran during the event.

2018 Findlay-Hancock County Halloween Parade @ Downtown Findlay
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

The 2018 Findlay-Hancock County Halloween Parade will take place in downtown Findlay on Tuesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 7 p.m.

The annual event is sponsored by the Hancock Leadership Alumni Association.

The parade is open to groups, organizations, businesses, and schools. Registration is available through Oct. 19. Online registration is required at

Discounted early registration is available from Sunday through Oct. 9. Early registration fees are $90 for business/for-profit entrants, and $25 for non-business/nonprofit entrants. Entries received after Oct. 9 will pay $10 more.

This year, entrants will receive a reserved staging location and will be assigned a spot in the parade based on the order of registration.

A limited number of preferred placement packages are available during early registration for $250. The first 20 paid preferred placement groups will be placed in the first section of the parade, immediately following dignitaries and the color guard.

Floats, vehicles and walking groups will be competing against each other for the following awards: Best of Show, Most Original, Scariest, Funniest, Spirit of Halloween, Flag City USA Award, and the John Hancock Award.

For more information, to register or volunteer, visit or call 419-422-3313, ext. 8001.

Carey Kiwanis Harvest Festival @ Krupp Pavilion at Memorial Park
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Businesses and organizations are being sought to set up a trunk-or-treat display during Carey’s Kiwanis Harvest Festival from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at Krupp Pavilion at Memorial Park.

Volunteers are also needed to serve drinks and soups, and to clean up after the event. Potential volunteers should contact Deirdre Christy at 419-396-7993.

Donations received during the event will go toward children’s programs at the Dorcas Carey Public Library.

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