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Oakdale United Methodist Church, 24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler, is hosting a Run For God — The 5K Challenge class starting this month. The challenge is a practical guide to running and a training plan aimed at running a 5K, which includes a Christian focus. The group is for people of all ages and abilities, with the goal at the end of the training being a 5K race held at the church. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 10 and will meet every other week for classes and regularly to run together. Contact Pastor Jeff and Suzanne Bandy at Suzanne@caringpointschurches.org for more information. Register online at www.runforgod.com/classes.
At 7 p.m. Monday, the Stephen Ministry will host an open presentation by Melissa Weaver Schroeder from LODESTAR — Guiding Angels for the Blind. Weaver Schroeder will speak about the program that provides support for children who are blind and visually impaired through the use of guide dogs. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The Republican Women of Hancock County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St.
The program will be presented by the Hancock County Commissioners’ Office.
Lunch will be provided by Bistro on Main. For reservations, call 419-348-3354 or email RepWomenHC32@gmail.com.
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is hosting a “teen exam cram” on May 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lindamood Room.
Young adults are invited to bring books and friends to prepare for exams. Study groups are welcome. Snacks will be provided.
No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
The City of Findlay Recreation Department is starting an in-house youth lacrosse league for this spring.
The league is for boys and girls ages 4-18. Practices will begin April 18 and continue on Tuesday and Thursday nights through June 1. All practices will take place at Emory Adams Park on the east side, across the foot bridge.
Registration is $25 for children under 6 and $45 for ages 7-18.
Register by Friday to ensure a free T-shirt. Call 419-424-7176.
Story time sessions for preschoolers ages 3-5 will resume Tuesday at the McComb Public Library, 113 S. Todd St.
Sessions are offered from 6:30-7:15 p.m. weekly. Story time is on a drop-in basis, registration is not required. Children enjoy books, finger plays, music and crafts.
Call the library at 419-293-2425 for more information.
The remaining Plein Air Gatherings are an opportunity for artists to get together and paint or draw outdoors “en plein air” in the parks. This program is open to all adult and teen artists who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Bring whatever supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. If it rains, the session will be canceled.
Locations are as follows: May 10 group paints at Riverbend Recreation Area, meets at the Big Oaks parking lot; May 17 group paints at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, meets at the gatehouse; May 24 group paints at Riverside Park, meets at the waterfalls overlook; and May 31 group paints at Blue Rock Nature Preserve, meets at the Edgar Avenue parking lot.
Adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training will be offered twice in May at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St.
The course teaches people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn how to control bleeding and how to care for seizures and other sudden illnesses.
Classes will be offered at 1 p.m. May 1 and at 6 p.m. May 24. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.