Feb
24
Sat
STEAM Fun Session @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A STEAM fun session will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bluffton Public Library.

Activities will be provided for ages 6 to 12 in the children’s area, and all children must be accompanied by an adult who will assist them.

Feb
26
Mon
Watercolor Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm

A watercolor workshop led by Jeanne Beutler will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Bluffton Public Library.
Advance registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016. The cost for the session is $10 at the door.

Jammin’ at the Library @ Bluffton Public Library
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm

“Jammin’ at the Library” continues at 6 p.m. Monday and Feb. 26 at the Bluffton Public Library.

This song circle-style jam session is open to all who wish to participate.

At 6 p.m. Feb. 22, “Jammin’ Instructional” will be held. Those attending will learn various methods of jammin’-style music.

For more information, email asc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.

Feb
28
Wed
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch.

Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton.

Dates and topics include:

  • Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet
  • Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas
  • Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern
  • March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease
  • March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps
  • March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar
  • April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain
  • April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals
  • April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch

Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu

American Red Cross CPR Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is offering first aid and CPR/AED courses in February.

The sessions teach 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 respond to seizures.

Classes will be offered at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 and 28 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.

Mar
7
Wed
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch.

Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton.

Dates and topics include:

  • Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet
  • Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas
  • Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern
  • March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease
  • March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps
  • March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar
  • April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain
  • April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals
  • April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch

Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu

Mar
13
Tue
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Arts Partnership is starting a monthly performing arts club through its Youtheatre program.

Students in grades 1-12, regardless of ability or past involvement with Youtheatre, are encouraged to participate in Youtheatre Club, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday and ending May 8. Grades 1-5 will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 and 9-12 will meet from 4-6 p.m.

Cost is $45 per year and meetings are held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Craig VanRenterghem at education@artspartnership.com or 419-422-4624, ext. 3, to sign up.

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring.

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office.

Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must.

Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26.

More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.

Mar
14
Wed
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch.

Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton.

Dates and topics include:

  • Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet
  • Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas
  • Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern
  • March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease
  • March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps
  • March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar
  • April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain
  • April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals
  • April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch

Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu

Mar
15
Thu
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring.

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office.

Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must.

Classes will be held on the OSU Lima Campus beginning with orientation on Tuesday, March 6 and classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 13 and continuing through April 26.

More information is available at hardin.osu.edu and clicking on the Master Gardener Volunteers link or by calling Mark Badertscher at 419-674-2297.

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