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Smart Home Program 6:30 pm
Smart Home Program @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A Smart Home program will be presented from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Participants will learn about ways to incorporate technology into everyday living and weigh the pros and cons of smart living. The program is free and registration is not required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712 for more information.
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50 North Chronic Pain Self-Management Program 10:00 am
50 North Chronic Pain Self-Management Program @ 50 North
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
A six-week “Chronic Pain Self-Management” program, facilitated by two trained health professionals, will be offered at 50 North beginning March 6. Sessions will continue from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 10. The free series will build each participant’s confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Techniques will be discussed to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep, utilizing appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, use of medications, nutrition and new treatments. Registration is required by Wednesday.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 3 @ 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.
Weeds: The Pirates in Your Garden 6:30 pm
Weeds: The Pirates in Your Garden @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area will host a free program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Public Library. “Weeds: The Pirates in Your Garden” focuses on weed control and is being presented by Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Bill Jones. No registration is required.
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Lunch and Learn 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 4 @ 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
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Trinity Lutheran School Open House 5:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran School Open House @ Trinity Lutheran School
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, will host an open house and registration event from 5-7 p.m. April 5 for prospective, new and current families. Teachers will be in their classrooms to meet with families and answer any questions, and the office will be open to drop off registration materials or sign up for the 2018-19 school year. Preschool is held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1. Kindergarten is held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. Mondays through Fridays with grades 1-8 attending the same hours daily. Bus service is offered within a 10-mile radius of the school. Call 419-326-4685 or visit tlsoffice@tlcjenera.org for more details.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 5 @ 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.
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training 6:00 pm
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is hosting adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training courses at 6 p.m. April 5, 12 and 19 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. Students will learn how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, how to control bleeding and how to respond to seizures and other sudden illnesses. Register by visiting redcross.org/take-a-class or by calling 800-RED CROSS.
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Teen Homeschool Hangout 1:30 pm
Teen Homeschool Hangout @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Apr 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
A “Teen Homeschool Hangout,” hosted by the Hancock Park District, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 6 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The program is for youth 12-19 years old and will feature an activity about science and nature. Registration is $3 per person and must be made by 8 a.m. that day. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 30 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jeanne Beutler will lead a watercolor painting class from 6-8 p.m. April 9 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. There is a $10 fee and all supplies are included to create a painting of lilacs. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-596-3727 or through the library website at www.mypcdl.org.
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Ohio Grain Processors Tour
Ohio Grain Processors Tour
Apr 10 all-day
Fostoria’s longtime legacy in agribusiness will soon be on display. Three city agribusinesses, as well as Kalmbach Feeds of Upper Sandusky, will be featured during the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s Ohio Grain Processors Tour on April 10. The day will begin with presentations by Archer Daniels Midland, 608 Findlay St.; POET Biorefining, 2111 Sandusky St.; Mennel Milling Co., 320 Findlay St.; and Kalmbach Feeds. The day will culminate with a tour of POET Biorefining and Mennel Milling. According to Janice Welsheimer, director of educational programs for the Ohio AgriBusiness Association, the event aims to bring people together within the industry to learn from each other and share best practices. Participants will hear from “bean crusher” Archer Daniels Midland about its history and how it does what it does. ADM buys soybeans from area farmers and elevators, which it turns into soybean meal for livestock producers. The company plans to highlight plant safety as one of its “best practices.” Attendees who tour POET Biorefining will learn about its history and the process it uses to create products, including byproducts, said Commodity Manager Brad Pope. The biorefinery, which will be celebrating 10 years in Fostoria in September, produces ethanol from corn. Mennel Milling Co., which has been a fixture in Fostoria since 1886, will be taking visitors on a tour through the flour milling facility, from receiving wheat to shipping products out. Plant managers and superintendents will be on hand to share details and answer questions, said Jay McAllister, grain merchandiser with Mennel. Participants must register by Tuesday and space is limited. Registration is $99 for members of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association or $150 for non-members. For more information, contact Welsheimer at 614-326-7520 or e-mail jwelsheimer@oaba.net.
50 North Chronic Pain Self-Management Program 10:00 am
50 North Chronic Pain Self-Management Program @ 50 North
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
A six-week “Chronic Pain Self-Management” program, facilitated by two trained health professionals, will be offered at 50 North beginning March 6. Sessions will continue from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 10. The free series will build each participant’s confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Techniques will be discussed to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep, utilizing appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, use of medications, nutrition and new treatments. Registration is required by Wednesday.
Youtheatre Club 4:00 pm
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 10 @ 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 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 10 @ 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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Lunch and Learn 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 11 @ 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
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 12 @ 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.
Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils 6:00 pm
Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host a workshop focused on natural cleaning with essential oils at 6 p.m. April 12. Emily Ulrey will lead participants in making a household cleaner. Registration is required by Thursday, and there is an $8 supply fee, cash only, which includes a 16-ounce glass spray bottle and contents. The workshop is for ages 18 and older.
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training 6:00 pm
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is hosting adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training courses at 6 p.m. April 5, 12 and 19 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. Students will learn how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, how to control bleeding and how to respond to seizures and other sudden illnesses. Register by visiting redcross.org/take-a-class or by calling 800-RED CROSS.
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Ohio Casino Control Commission Educational Seminars
Ohio Casino Control Commission Educational Seminars @ Ohio Northern Law College
Apr 13 all-day
To prepare businesses and law enforcement about new changes to state laws covering “skill-based amusement machines,” the Ohio Casino Control Commission will be conducting educational seminars at the ONU law college on Friday, April 13. The two-hour seminars will be offered in two tracks, one geared for law enforcement and attorneys with the other for businesses that operate skill-based machines.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class 9:45 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training Class @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 13 @ 9:45 am – 3:30 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will offer a tutor training class from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 13 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Potential adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are asked to commit to one year or more of volunteering. Volunteers must be literate, but no professional training or education is required. Tutors are being sought to teach reading, writing, English, life skills and subject areas of the GED including math, social studies and science. Registration is required by emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
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Women Enriching Women Conference 9:00 am
Women Enriching Women Conference @ Bluffton University
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Women will find fellowship and sources of inspiration during the Bluffton University Women’s Council “Women Enriching Women” conference, being held Saturday. The conference “Life choices: Opening doors to unlock your future,” will celebrate the resiliency of women and will feature three speakers who have overcome enormous challenges. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with the program starting at 9. Events will conclude by 3 p.m. Registration is available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu. Cost is $45 per person, with lunch included. For more information, contact Julia Szabo at szaboj@bluffton.edu or at 419-358-3245.
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Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! 6:30 pm
Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm
Master Gardener Cheryl Miller will present “Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My!” in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Miller will share her top 10 flowering summer plants that bunnies do not enjoy and how to protect the flowers bunnies do enjoy. Registration is required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712 for more information.
Skywarn Weather Spotter Class 6:30 pm
Skywarn Weather Spotter Class @ Whirlpool Corp. assembly room
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Skywarn severe weather spotter class will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 16 in the assembly room at Whirlpool Corp., 4901 N. Main St. The training is being hosted by the National Weather Service in cooperation with the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency and amateur radio operators. The program is free. No reservations are necessary. Skywarn is a nationwide network of volunteers trained by the weather service to report significant weather. Skywarn spotters provide observations of tornadoes, hail, wind and significant cloud formations to provide an information base for severe weather detection and verification. The network is activated whenever there is a threat of severe weather, or the forecast office issues a severe thunderstorm watch, tornado watch or flood watch. No special equipment is necessary to become a trained weather spotter. For more information on Skywarn training, call the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency at 419-424-7092. For more information on severe weather safety, visit the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness website at www.weathersafety.ohio.gov.
Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District Informational Meeting 7:00 pm
Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District Informational Meeting @ Cory-Rawson High School cafeteria
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District board will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Cory-Rawson High School cafeteria for all district residents who have questions regarding the proposed levy. The fire district is requesting a 1.5-mill, five-year levy to pay for fire protection in Union and Van Buren townships, including the Rawson, Mount Cory and Jenera fire departments. The tax would generate about $159,000 annually.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 17 @ 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.
3 Rs of Fashion 7:00 pm
3 Rs of Fashion @ First Mennonite Church
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm
Chrissy Lugibihl, manager of the Et Cetera Shop in Bluffton, will present the “3 R’s of Fashion,” ways to recycle, repurpose and revive clothing and textiles, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. This is the April meeting for Transition Bluffton. There is no charge to attend.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Lunch and Learn 12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 18 @ 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
Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey 1:00 pm
Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey @ 50 North
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm
50 North has announced a number of upcoming programs, including a new mystery series taking place during the spring quarter: “Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey” will be presented at 1 p.m. April 18. Over twenty years later, the public continues to be captivated by this 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered in her Boulder, Colorado, home. Questions have dogged investigators as they continue to work the case. Key moments in the story will be presented by historian Mike Gilbert at 1 p.m. April 18. Registration and a $5 fee are required by April 16.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 19 @ 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.
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training 6:00 pm
Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid Training @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is hosting adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid training courses at 6 p.m. April 5, 12 and 19 at the Findlay office, 125 Fair St. Students will learn how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, how to control bleeding and how to respond to seizures and other sudden illnesses. Register by visiting redcross.org/take-a-class or by calling 800-RED CROSS.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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A Better Way 2:30 pm
A Better Way @ Ritz Auditorium at Old Main
Apr 20 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The second annual “A Better Way” program will be held from 2:30-6:30 p.m. today at the Ritz Auditorium in Old Main at the University of Findlay. The program is free and open to the public. It will include a multi-media show featuring informational graphics and music. A presentation on the benefits of cannabis and hemp will begin at 4:20 p.m., with a question and answer session to follow. Information on the Green Party will also be available. The program is free and open to the public.
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Powers of Attorney Seminar 6:30 pm
Powers of Attorney Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Columbus Grove branch
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
A seminar on the powers of attorney and trustee investment will be offered twice this month in Putnam County. The free program is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch, and at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the main library in Ottawa. Speaker is Joseph Schroeder, attorney at Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 24 @ 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.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Understanding DNA Testing 6:00 pm
Understanding DNA Testing @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
A program on DNA tests will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants will explore Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, National Geographic DNA and other test kits.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course 6:00 pm
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course @ OSU-Lima
Apr 26 @ 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.
Powers of Attorney Seminar 6:30 pm
Powers of Attorney Seminar @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm
A seminar on the powers of attorney and trustee investment will be offered twice this month in Putnam County. The free program is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch, and at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the main library in Ottawa. Speaker is Joseph Schroeder, attorney at Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP.
24/7 Dad 7:30 pm
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.
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Basket Weaving Class 6:00 pm
Basket Weaving Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental branch
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
A two-part basket weaving class will be held at the Putnam County District Library’s Continental branch at 6 p.m. April 30 and May 7. Participants will make a Mother’s Day flower basket with Linda Pollitz. There is a $16 fee. Supplies needed include a pair of scissors, 12 clip clothes pins, measuring tape, 5-gallon bucket, pencil, towels and a flat-head screwdriver. All other supplies are provided. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-596-3727.

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