Sep
18
Tue
Findlay Exchange Club @ Rosewood Room
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Findlay Exchange Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Rosewood Room; call 419-427-8425.

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.

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
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
23
Sun
Mitch McVicker @ Salem-Cass United Methodist Church
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am

Mitch McVicker will bring his Dove award-winning music to Findlay for a 10 a.m. show Sunday, Sept. 23, at Salem-Cass United Methodist Church.

The show is free, but tickets are required. They can be picked up at the church, 4699 Hancock County 236; or Findlay Christian Book and Gift Store, 438 Tiffin Ave.

With 10 albums, a DVD and over 1,800 concerts in 49 states and 13 countries to his name, McVicker began his career in 1995 as support for Rich Mullins, a Christian musician who wrote the song, “Awesome God.”

The two traveled, performed, wrote and lived together before a car accident killed Mullins and badly injured McVicker. While McVicker was still deep in a lengthy and difficult recovery period, the two were awarded a Dove award for the song, “My Deliverer.”

While McVicker’s style is distinct from Mullins, he acknowledges Mullins’ influence on his life, with a pursuit of simplicity and a desire to say real things with his music.

He is touring on the heels of his latest album, “The Acceptance of And,” which he describes as a gradual shift and refinement of his sound.

McVicker said he appreciates the intimate vibe that goes with the larger-than-life sound a church can provide for music, adding that audience energy is what makes a concert special.

Those who attend the show can witness McVicker’s unique stage show, which bandcamp.com has described as “MacGyver meets Mark Twain.”

Latino Sunday @ Our Lady of Consolation National Basilica and Shrine
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Latino Sunday will be observed Sept. 23 at the Our Lady of Consolation National Basilica and Shrine, 315 Clay St., Carey. Aztec dancers from Norwalk, Ohio, will perform in front of the basilica prior to the noon Mass, which will be celebrated in Spanish. The shrine cafeteria will serve a menu of Mexican specialties. The day will conclude at 2:30 p.m. with devotions and an outdoor rosary procession, followed with benediction and individual prayers for healing and a blessing with the relic of the true cross.

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.

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