Sep
29
Fri
Bluffton Public Library Playgroup @ Bluffton Public Library
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am

The Bluffton Public Library’s playgroup program will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, and Sept. 8, 15 and 29.

On Sept. 22, a special messy sensory storytime will be held at 10 a.m. The session will include art experiences, discovery play and gross motor activities. Caregivers may want to bring a change of clothes for their child.

Sep
30
Sat
National Dachshund Races and Circuit Finals @ Riverside Park
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am

The National Dachshund Races and Circuit finals return to Findlay with a full day of events and races Saturday, Sept. 30, at Riverside Park, 231 McManness Ave. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Audiences can watch, laugh and cheer during the races and there will be opportunity to donate to several charities.

The morning will begin with costume contests, which are open not only to dachshunds, but to any small breed that is less than 15 inches tall.

The costume contests are: best dressed male or female or group, look-a-like and most original.
The most popular morning event, Best Nose, is also open to all small breed dogs.

The dachshund racing is the main event and features several categories: puppy, adult, senior, a cart race for handicapped doxies on wheels, a mixed dachshund race, and a race for any small breed.

Some races benefit charities. Money raised from these races will go to support The PKD Foundation, Hancock County K-9 unit vet care, Sophia Grace Foundation (dachshund rescue) and Military Veterans Resource Center.

This year’s event will have racing champions from this year coming from Georgia and Florida. They will compete against the newly determined Findlay champ to become the 2017 National Dachshund Races Circuit Champion.

All forms needed for registering, sponsoring or being a vendor are located online. Registering online is encouraged, as there are several early-bird promotions taking place online. Mail-in registration is also found online. Registration is $8.50 if postmarked by Sept. 25. Registration increases to $9.50 at the event.

For more information on the event, visit www.nationaldachshundraces.org (under Findlay) or email weinerrace@att.net.

Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides.

Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.

Trinity United Methodist Church Rally Day @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, is having a “Rally Day” in the church parking lot from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 30. Entertainment includes a free performance by the band Mile Marker one, along with food, crafts for kids and games.

Oct
1
Sun
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides.

Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.

Oct
2
Mon
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.

Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm

Monday Funday will resume at the Forest-Jackson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Youth who are in third grade and older will make edible school supplies.

Monday Funday will be held every Monday, featuring games and snacks. When Riverdale School is canceled due to weather, the event is also canceled.

Oct
3
Tue
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.

Oct
7
Sat
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides.

Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.

Oct
8
Sun
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides.

Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.

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