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The University of Findlay’s psychology program will be offering “Raising Kids Today,” a seven-part series of free information sessions to assist caregivers with raising children, beginning Wednesday.
The talks, held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, will be hosted by assistant psychology professors and will be relevant to parents and guardians with children of all ages. Each hour-long session will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers.
Ritz Auditorium is located on the second floor of Old Main. Parking is available in the lot near Old Main and Shafer Library, and across Frazer Street at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn how to help them at a new class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model.
The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. It will continue for six consecutive Thursdays, through Oct. 19.
Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers.
The class consists of six sessions, held once a week, with a maximum of 10 participants.
Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions, but it is not a requirement. There is no charge to attend.
Participants are encouraged to purchase the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober,” or they can borrow a book during the class.
Participants can register by calling the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985.
The October meeting of the Hancock County Retired Teachers Association will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Dock annex of St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St.
A $10 catered dinner will be served. Kelly Barone from STRS will give updates about the pension program and health care. Q and A will follow the presentation.
All current and retired teachers and spouses are invited. RSVP with Dave Vaas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-722-4711 by Wednesday.
Understanding Your Credit will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library on Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The program will teach attendees how to understand their credit score and answer important questions such as: what is a credit score, why is credit important, how do credit inquiries work and how does a credit score improve.
For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
A program on the new moon, hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the planetarium at the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve.
The family program is free, but because of limited space, registration is required by 4 p.m. Thursday and can be made online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs and Activities,” or by visiting or calling the park district office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., or call 419-425-7275.
The University of Findlay will celebrate its homecoming and family weekend Friday through Sunday.
The weekend begins with a football game at 7 p.m. Friday at Donnell Stadium against Kentucky Wesleyan College.
During the game, the homecoming court will be announced, and the 2017 Distinguished Alumni and award recipients will be honored.
The Marching Oiler Brass alumni will perform with the band during pre-game and halftime.
General admission is $5. Those 5 and younger, and 65 and older, will get in for free. Tickets will be available at the gate Friday.
A 5K run/walk to benefit the American Heart Association and the UF Academy of Student Pharmacists will start at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Fees to participate are $20 for the general public and $10 for UF students with a valid ID.
Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, and a T-shirt will be provided.
The Alumni Association Annual Breakfast follows at 9 a.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The cost is $10 per person, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under. Registration is required.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, open houses for the university’s six different colleges will be held. Deans and current faculty members will be available. The Mazza Museum also will be open for tours.
The weekend ends with a worship service in Winebrenner Theological Seminary at 10 a.m. Sunday.
For more information, contact the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at 1-800-472-9502, ext. 4516, or visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/alumni/Homecoming-and-Family-Weekend.