Sep
19
Wed
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.

Sep
21
Fri
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.

Carey Freewill Baptist Church Autumn Dinner and Bake Sale @ Carey Freewill Baptist Church
Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Carey Freewill Baptist Church will host its Autumn Dinner and Bake Sale from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church, two miles north of Carey on U.S. 23 N. The meal consists of a half-barbecue chicken or two pork chops with au gratin potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, dessert and drink. Cost is $8.50, and orders must be placed by Sept. 14. Call 419-396-4144 to order. Dinners can be delivered to your car or dine-in is available in the fellowship hall.

Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery @ Centennial Hall's Stutzman Lecture Hall
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm

Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, assistant professor of religion at Bluffton University, will present the free colloquium “Reading the Cosmos in Second Temple Jewish Literature: Nature as Model, Sign, Punishment, Witness and Mystery” at 4 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall, Bluffton University. Wyse-Rhodes will consider portrayals of the natural world in early Jewish and Christian literature. She says nature is variously depicted as a model of righteousness, a sign of things to come, a giver of testimony, an instrument of judgment and a heavenly mystery. Such images informed the religious imaginations of early Jewish and Christian communities, and their meaningfulness endures today.

Reflections on the Soul of the University @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

“Reflections on the Soul of the University” will be the subject of a free, public talk to be given by the Rev. William Reist, recently retired senior pastor at College First Church of God. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium as part of the University of Findlay’s DeBow and Catherine Moore Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series. Reist will explore the nature of UF’s Christian heritage in the larger world of church-related higher education. He will propose ideas that would clarify and strengthen the university’s promise that it is “grounded in faith.”

Sep
22
Sat
Jones Mansion Autumn Garden Luncheon @ The Jones Mansion
Sep 22 @ 12:30 pm

The Jones Mansion will host a luncheon with locally harvested food straight from the garden. Guests can sample delicacies like dilly beans, sorrel soup, pickled beets, refrigerator pickles, zucchini sweets and more. Fresh lemonade and switchel will also be served. The program includes a short history of canning, complete with additional samples. Tickets are limited, with proceeds going to the mansion’s upkeep and restoration.

Sep
28
Fri
Van Buren United Methodist Church Pre-Game Tailgate @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Van Buren United Methodist Church will host a pregame tailgate party before home football games, from 5-7 p.m. This replaces the “5th Quarter” hosted by the church in the past. Families are invited to come for free food and games, including hot dogs, walking tacos and desserts. Home games are scheduled for Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 26. The church is located within walking distance of the football field and is “Home of the 9 Square.”

Oct
14
Sun
Trinity United Methodist Church Chicken BBQ @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm

Tickets are available for an Oct. 14 chicken barbecue at Trinity United Methodist Church, 37 N. Pratt St., Ottawa. The menu includes barbecued chicken, baked beans, applesauce and a brownie, with $9 tickets available by calling 419-523-6496. The meal will begin at noon, with dine-in and drive-through available. Proceeds to be used for new LED lighting, security cameras and updates to the preschool area.

Oct
20
Sat
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.

Oct
26
Fri
Van Buren United Methodist Church Pre-Game Tailgate @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Van Buren United Methodist Church will host a pregame tailgate party before home football games, from 5-7 p.m. This replaces the “5th Quarter” hosted by the church in the past. Families are invited to come for free food and games, including hot dogs, walking tacos and desserts. Home games are scheduled for Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 26. The church is located within walking distance of the football field and is “Home of the 9 Square.”

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