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Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Sep 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
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First Lutheran Church Book Club 7:00 pm
First Lutheran Church Book Club @ First Lutheran Church
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm
The First Lutheran Church book club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the church lounge to discuss this month’s selection, “The Life She Was Given” by Ellen Marie Wiseman.
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BookTalk 10:00 am
BookTalk @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am
The Upper Sandusky Community Library hosts two book clubs for community members. The Common Readers discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 to discuss “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. The group will also be voting on choices for the 2018-19 series of meetings that begin in October. The Common Readers group meets the third Tuesday of each month. The more casual BookTalk meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Readers share the books they are reading and discuss book- and author-related topics. The next meeting is this week. For more information, stop by the library or call 419-294-1345.
HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program 5:30 pm
HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program @ Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Recruitment is underway to enroll participants in the fall Micro Business Development Program offered by the HHWP Community Action Commission. The program consists of 11 sessions held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 23. Sessions continue through Nov. 1 at the Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office, 559 S. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky. The program is designed for individuals interested in starting their own business, owners of existing businesses, and others who want to learn about business. For the purposes of this program, a small business is defined as having one to five employees — one of which is the owner of the business. Discussion topics include business success stories, developing a business plan, funding a business, opening and marketing, record keeping, e-commerce, buying a business or franchise, insurance, banking, retirement planning, financial statements, legal forms of ownership, and pricing products and services. There is access to one-on-one counseling after completing the program, and qualified participants will be eligible to apply for a business loan of up to $10,000. The program fee is based upon household income and costs $25 for income-qualified applicants. The program fee is $100 for nonqualified participants. The first session is free. For more information or to request an enrollment application, contact Mary Wilcox at 419-423-3755 or mwilcox@hhwpcac.com.
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First Friday 11:30 am
First Friday @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Sep 7 @ 11:30 am
Several candidates are expected to speak this week at the First Friday lunch hosted by the Hancock County Republican Party. Reservations are due by noon today. Call 419-422-5946 and leave a message. Cost is $10 for lunch. There is no charge to hear the speakers. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The event will be held at The Dock, behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. Candidates expected to speak are state Sen. Rob McColley; Jon Cross, candidate for the 83rd District seat in the Ohio House; and uncontested Hancock County candidates: Tim Bechtol for county commissioner, Charity Rauschenberg for county auditor, and Jonathan Starn for judge of Hancock County Common Pleas Court.
Mount Blanchard 5th Quarter for Adults 9:00 pm
Mount Blanchard 5th Quarter for Adults @ Gazebo in Hurricane Park
Sep 7 @ 9:00 pm
The Mount Blanchard Heart & Soul program will host a “5th Quarter for Adults” discussion after Riverdale football games, starting Friday, at the gazebo in Hurricane Park. Pizza and beverages will be provided. During over 200 interviews with area residents, five themes were identified as what matters most in Mount Blanchard. They are: Activities, business, parks and pool, small town living, and schools. At the 5th Quarter meetings, a different topic will be discussed each week. Schools will be the topic this Friday. The Heart & Soul group is looking for action items that can be done in the community to enhance values. Future topics will be: Sept. 21: Activities, small town living. Sept. 28: Business. Oct. 12: Parks and pool. The discussions will be led by a team member of Heart and Soul.
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Coffee with a Cop 9:00 am
Coffee with a Cop @ Coffee Amici
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A “Coffee with a Cop” event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., Findlay. Attendees will be able to speak to local law enforcement officers.
Putnam County Historical Society 1:30 pm
Putnam County Historical Society
Sep 8 @ 1:30 pm
The Putnam County Historical Society will host its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the new annex building at the museum during Kalida Pioneer Days. Bruce Stowe and Nancy Kline will give a slide presentation highlighting the many well-known names throughout history with Putnam County roots, including generals, artists, writers and professional sports figures. The two recently completed a children’s book on this topic. From 2:30-3:30 p.m., children are invited to come and complete an “All About Me” journal and other crafts to take home. The museum, at 201 E. Main St., Kalida, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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Town and Campus 9:00 am
Town and Campus @ UF President Home
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am
Town and Campus will meet Monday in the tent by the home of university president Katherine Fell. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. with refreshments. The service club supports the university with scholarships.
Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Sep 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
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Business 2 Business Networking 2:00 pm
Business 2 Business Networking @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce will host Business 2 Business Networking at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. This fast-paced networking event will offer the opportunity to meet up to 20 business professionals, one on one, in five-minute increments. Cost to attend is $15 for chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. Register and pay online at FindlayHancockChamber.com, 419-422-3313 or by emailing rsvp@FindlayHancockChamber.com.
Findlay Garden Club: “Succulents and Cactuses” 7:00 pm
Findlay Garden Club: “Succulents and Cactuses” @ Fox Run Manor
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay Garden Club will present “Succulents and Cactuses,” presented by Feasel’s Garden Center greenhouse manager Maxine Shearer, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Run Manor, 11745 Township Road 145. Shearer will show different plants and explain their care. The public is invited to attend.
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HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program 5:30 pm
HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program @ Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Recruitment is underway to enroll participants in the fall Micro Business Development Program offered by the HHWP Community Action Commission. The program consists of 11 sessions held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 23. Sessions continue through Nov. 1 at the Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office, 559 S. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky. The program is designed for individuals interested in starting their own business, owners of existing businesses, and others who want to learn about business. For the purposes of this program, a small business is defined as having one to five employees — one of which is the owner of the business. Discussion topics include business success stories, developing a business plan, funding a business, opening and marketing, record keeping, e-commerce, buying a business or franchise, insurance, banking, retirement planning, financial statements, legal forms of ownership, and pricing products and services. There is access to one-on-one counseling after completing the program, and qualified participants will be eligible to apply for a business loan of up to $10,000. The program fee is based upon household income and costs $25 for income-qualified applicants. The program fee is $100 for nonqualified participants. The first session is free. For more information or to request an enrollment application, contact Mary Wilcox at 419-423-3755 or mwilcox@hhwpcac.com.
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Y-Guides Open House 10:00 am
Y-Guides Open House @ Findlay Family YMCA
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Y-Guides is a YMCA program that helps fathers spend quality time with their children through weekend camping trips, swimming, Sky Zone, ice skating, pinewood derby and more. An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA. All families are welcome to come meet existing members and participate in activities including bounce houses, dodgeball and games. For more information, contact Kallie Allen at 419-422-4424 or email KAllen@findlayymca.com.
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Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Sep 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
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Findlay Exchange Club 12:00 pm
Findlay Exchange Club @ Rosewood Room
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Findlay Exchange Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Rosewood Room; call 419-427-8425.
Hancock County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society Pioneer Banquet 6:00 pm
Hancock County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society Pioneer Banquet @ Liberty Township Hall
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm
Tom Davis, portraying John Hancock, will be the featured speaker at the Hancock County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society’s Pioneer Banquet at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Liberty Township Hall. Davis, who is director of risk management services for the Hancock County Commissioners, will appear in full costume. The banquet is open to the public. The meal, catered by Tony’s, will include baked steak or country fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, beverage and pie. Tickets are $15 per person. Checks may be sent to the society at P.O. Box 672, Findlay, 45839-0672. Reservations and payment are due by Sept. 5. The banquet celebrates members who have proven descent from a Hancock County resident before Dec. 31, 1845. Another award celebrated at the banquet will be settler, which is for those who can prove descent from a resident between Jan. 1, 1846, and Dec. 31, 1846. Settler and pioneer are two different awards, but cannot be given to the same line of descent. Membership in the society is a requirement for the award application and there is a $10 fee. Membership forms and publication order forms can be found in the Local and Family History Department at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, or on the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hccogs. There will also be a silent auction during the banquet. Last year’s auction raised over $200 for the society. The society will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. The featured speaker will be a Hancock Historical Museum representative talking about the gas boom.
Common Readers 7:00 pm
Common Readers @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Upper Sandusky Community Library hosts two book clubs for community members. The Common Readers discussion group will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 to discuss “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. The group will also be voting on choices for the 2018-19 series of meetings that begin in October. The Common Readers group meets the third Tuesday of each month. The more casual BookTalk meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Readers share the books they are reading and discuss book- and author-related topics. The next meeting is this week. For more information, stop by the library or call 419-294-1345.
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HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program 5:30 pm
HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program @ Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Recruitment is underway to enroll participants in the fall Micro Business Development Program offered by the HHWP Community Action Commission. The program consists of 11 sessions held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 23. Sessions continue through Nov. 1 at the Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office, 559 S. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky. The program is designed for individuals interested in starting their own business, owners of existing businesses, and others who want to learn about business. For the purposes of this program, a small business is defined as having one to five employees — one of which is the owner of the business. Discussion topics include business success stories, developing a business plan, funding a business, opening and marketing, record keeping, e-commerce, buying a business or franchise, insurance, banking, retirement planning, financial statements, legal forms of ownership, and pricing products and services. There is access to one-on-one counseling after completing the program, and qualified participants will be eligible to apply for a business loan of up to $10,000. The program fee is based upon household income and costs $25 for income-qualified applicants. The program fee is $100 for nonqualified participants. The first session is free. For more information or to request an enrollment application, contact Mary Wilcox at 419-423-3755 or mwilcox@hhwpcac.com.
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Mount Blanchard 5th Quarter for Adults 9:00 pm
Mount Blanchard 5th Quarter for Adults @ Gazebo in Hurricane Park
Sep 21 @ 9:00 pm
The Mount Blanchard Heart & Soul program will host a “5th Quarter for Adults” discussion after Riverdale football games, starting Friday, at the gazebo in Hurricane Park. Pizza and beverages will be provided. During over 200 interviews with area residents, five themes were identified as what matters most in Mount Blanchard. They are: Activities, business, parks and pool, small town living, and schools. At the 5th Quarter meetings, a different topic will be discussed each week. Schools will be the topic this Friday. The Heart & Soul group is looking for action items that can be done in the community to enhance values. Future topics will be: Sept. 21: Activities, small town living. Sept. 28: Business. Oct. 12: Parks and pool. The discussions will be led by a team member of Heart and Soul.
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Grand Love 4:30 pm
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
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HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program 5:30 pm
HHWP Community Action Commission Micro Business Development Program @ Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Recruitment is underway to enroll participants in the fall Micro Business Development Program offered by the HHWP Community Action Commission. The program consists of 11 sessions held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 23. Sessions continue through Nov. 1 at the Wyandot County HHWP Community Action Commission office, 559 S. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky. The program is designed for individuals interested in starting their own business, owners of existing businesses, and others who want to learn about business. For the purposes of this program, a small business is defined as having one to five employees — one of which is the owner of the business. Discussion topics include business success stories, developing a business plan, funding a business, opening and marketing, record keeping, e-commerce, buying a business or franchise, insurance, banking, retirement planning, financial statements, legal forms of ownership, and pricing products and services. There is access to one-on-one counseling after completing the program, and qualified participants will be eligible to apply for a business loan of up to $10,000. The program fee is based upon household income and costs $25 for income-qualified applicants. The program fee is $100 for nonqualified participants. The first session is free. For more information or to request an enrollment application, contact Mary Wilcox at 419-423-3755 or mwilcox@hhwpcac.com.
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Mount Blanchard 5th Quarter for Adults 9:00 pm
Mount Blanchard 5th Quarter for Adults @ Gazebo in Hurricane Park
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm
The Mount Blanchard Heart & Soul program will host a “5th Quarter for Adults” discussion after Riverdale football games, starting Friday, at the gazebo in Hurricane Park. Pizza and beverages will be provided. During over 200 interviews with area residents, five themes were identified as what matters most in Mount Blanchard. They are: Activities, business, parks and pool, small town living, and schools. At the 5th Quarter meetings, a different topic will be discussed each week. Schools will be the topic this Friday. The Heart & Soul group is looking for action items that can be done in the community to enhance values. Future topics will be: Sept. 21: Activities, small town living. Sept. 28: Business. Oct. 12: Parks and pool. The discussions will be led by a team member of Heart and Soul.
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