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The seventh annual Women’s Resource Center Turkey Trot 5K, starting at St. Michael Catholic Church, east, will take place Thanksgiving morning.
The race begins at 9 a.m. and benefits the work of the center. Family members of all ages are invited to walk, run or crawl.
Sign up at www.runsignup.com or visit www.wrchancock.org or call 419-424-9948 for more information.
A special Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The choir will sing “All Good Gifts,” and the church will be decorated with harvest items. The church is handicap accessible. More information is available at www.tlcjenera.org.
A free Thanksgiving dinner will be held Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Pratt streets in Ottawa. Serving is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dinner is open to anyone looking for a hot meal and a place to gather for Thanksgiving. It is hosted by Tri-R Guns, the Ron Deatrick family and their friends.
StoneBridge Church, 2111 Stonehedge Drive, will host its annual free community Thanksgiving Day meal from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is open to anyone who is hungry, would like some company or simply doesn’t want to cook. It is estimated that 309 volunteers, as well as the support of many local companies and groups, will be needed. In 2016, over 2,000 people enjoyed 64 turkeys, 30 hams and various side dishes. A drive-thru will also be available, along with the usual dine-in and delivery options. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact the church office at 419-422-6862 or visit StoneBridgeChurch.org.
Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God, 1888 Wyandot County 96, Carey, will host a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. Call 419-664-1028 to request a ride.
The Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers are offering their annual holiday wreath making classes at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 26 and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27-29.
The cost for each class is $15 per person, to be paid at the beginning of the class. All materials will be furnished.
RSVP at 419-422-1712.
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.
Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27.
Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13.
NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays.
Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
A free program on estate planning with a revocable living trust will be presented at the Putnam County District Library’s Pandora-Riley Township branch at 6:30 p.m. Monday and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the main library in Ottawa.
The speaker is Joseph C. Schroeder, attorney at law of Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP.