Sep
18
Tue
Hancock County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society Pioneer Banquet @ Liberty Township Hall
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm

Tom Davis, portraying John Hancock, will be the featured speaker at the Hancock County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society’s Pioneer Banquet at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Liberty Township Hall.

Davis, who is director of risk management services for the Hancock County Commissioners, will appear in full costume.

The banquet is open to the public. The meal, catered by Tony’s, will include baked steak or country fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, beverage and pie. Tickets are $15 per person. Checks may be sent to the society at P.O. Box 672, Findlay, 45839-0672. Reservations and payment are due by Sept. 5.

The banquet celebrates members who have proven descent from a Hancock County resident before Dec. 31, 1845. Another award celebrated at the banquet will be settler, which is for those who can prove descent from a resident between Jan. 1, 1846, and Dec. 31, 1846. Settler and pioneer are two different awards, but cannot be given to the same line of descent. Membership in the society is a requirement for the award application and there is a $10 fee. Membership forms and publication order forms can be found in the Local and Family History Department at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, or on the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hccogs.

There will also be a silent auction during the banquet. Last year’s auction raised over $200 for the society.

The society will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. The featured speaker will be a Hancock Historical Museum representative talking about the gas boom.

Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24.

The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages.

Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.

Common Readers @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm

The Upper Sandusky Community Library hosts two book clubs for community members.

The Common Readers discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 to discuss “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. The group will also be voting on choices for the 2018-19 series of meetings that begin in October. The Common Readers group meets the third Tuesday of each month.

The more casual BookTalk meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Readers share the books they are reading and discuss book- and author-related topics. The next meeting is this week.

For more information, stop by the library or call 419-294-1345.

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
20
Thu
HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program @ Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Recruitment is underway to enroll participants in the fall Micro Business Development Program offered by the HHWP Community Action Commission.

The program consists of 11 sessions held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 23. Sessions continue through Nov. 1 at the Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office, 559 S. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky.

The program is designed for individuals interested in starting their own business, owners of existing businesses, and others who want to learn about business. For the purposes of this program, a small business is defined as having one to five employees — one of which is the owner of the business.

Discussion topics include business success stories, developing a business plan, funding a business, opening and marketing, record keeping, e-commerce, buying a business or franchise, insurance, banking, retirement planning, financial statements, legal forms of ownership, and pricing products and services. There is access to one-on-one counseling after completing the program, and qualified participants will be eligible to apply for a business loan of up to $10,000.

The program fee is based upon household income and costs $25 for income-qualified applicants. The program fee is $100 for nonqualified participants. The first session is free.

For more information or to request an enrollment application, contact Mary Wilcox at 419-423-3755 or mwilcox@hhwpcac.com.

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.

Mount Blanchard 5th Quarter for Adults @ Gazebo in Hurricane Park
Sep 21 @ 9:00 pm

The Mount Blanchard Heart & Soul program will host a “5th Quarter for Adults” discussion after Riverdale football games, starting Friday, at the gazebo in Hurricane Park.

Pizza and beverages will be provided.

During over 200 interviews with area residents, five themes were identified as what matters most in Mount Blanchard. They are: Activities, business, parks and pool, small town living, and schools.

At the 5th Quarter meetings, a different topic will be discussed each week. Schools will be the topic this Friday.

The Heart & Soul group is looking for action items that can be done in the community to enhance values.

Future topics will be:

  • Sept. 21: Activities, small town living.
  • Sept. 28: Business.
  • Oct. 12: Parks and pool.

The discussions will be led by a team member of Heart and Soul.

Sep
22
Sat
Bluffton Recreation Flag Football @ Bluffton Family Recreation
Sep 22 all-day

NFL flag football sign-up is underway at Bluffton Family Recreation.

The program is for youth ages 5-7, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. Registration is $35 for BFR members and $70 for nonmembers, required by Aug. 26.

Call 419-358-4150 to sign up.

Sep
24
Mon
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.

Sep
25
Tue
Indoor Box Lacrosse @ The Cube
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Findlay Recreation Department is offering indoor box lacrosse on Tuesdays at The Cube, 3430 N. Main St., beginning July 24.

The five-week program is available for boys and girls in grades 1-12. Students in grades 1-5 will meet from 6-7 p.m., and those in grades 6-12 will practice from 7-8 p.m. Equipment is required for the scrimmages.

Registration is $25. Call 419-424-7176 or stop by the recreation department at The Cube from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to register.

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