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
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
Flamingo Designer Purse Bingo @ Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm

The Blanchard Valley Hospital gift shop will host “Flamingo Designer Purse Bingo,” a bingo event with designer purses as prizes, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Marathon Auditorium of BVH.

Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the gift shop or by phone by calling 419-423-5388 by Sept. 21. Cash and credit card are both accepted.

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
27
Thu
HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program @ Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office
Sep 27 @ 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
28
Fri
Mount Blanchard 5th Quarter for Adults @ Gazebo in Hurricane Park
Sep 28 @ 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.

Oct
1
Mon
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
4
Thu
BookTalk @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am

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.

HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program @ Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office
Oct 4 @ 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.

Oct
6
Sat
Fostoria Relay For Life @ Tiffin and Main streets, Fostoria
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm

As farmers begin harvesting their crops this fall, a group of people will be harvesting a little hope in downtown Fostoria.

Fostoria’s Relay For Life will step off from the green space at Tiffin and Main streets at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 under this year’s theme: Harvesting Hope.

Naomi Karr, Fostoria’s Relay for Life volunteer marketing lead, said they’re thinking of the event as a “fall festival.”

The festival will include five vendors — four food trucks and one novelty vendor — along with inflatables, games and more. Karr said the festival will be open to the public and is free to all comers.

This year’s Relay For Life goal is $55,000 and the five teams registered, as well as the event’s eight sponsors, have raised nearly half that amount.

But Relay organizers know it will take the Fostoria community to make it a success, which is why the festival has been moved to the center of the city.

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser. Relay events are conducted across the nation to “remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer,” according to the agency.

Although the move to Main Street was meant to draw more supporters, the relocation will work out well considering the construction underway at Fostoria City Schools’ campus.

Bleachers will be set up for spectators and participants alike as the green space is transformed into the staging area for the event where teams will set up their campsites, Karr said. There will be a survivors’ tent, a tent from which luminaries will be sold and a tent for the silent auction that runs from 2-6:30 p.m.

There will also be a designated space for the Hawg Sauce Catering BBQ dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. The dinner costs $10 for a half-barbecue chicken dinner or pulled pork and $12 for barbecue ribs and includes cheesy potatoes, green beans, dinner roll and a beverage. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 21 by calling Annette Griffin at 419-619-2707.

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