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Calvary Baptist Church Missions Conference
Calvary Baptist Church Missions Conference @ Calvary Baptist Church
Oct 29 – Nov 1 all-day
The Calvary Baptist Church Missions Conference will be held Sunday though Wednesday with the theme following Romans 1:5b: “for obedience to the faith among all nations, for His name.” Sessions are at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Special speakers will share details of their mission work in Chile, Mexico, Bibles International and in disaster relief. The church address is 2000 Broad Ave. Call 419-422-6842 or visit www.cbcfindlay.org for more details.
Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court Open House 9:00 am
Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court Open House @ Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hancock County Probate and Juvenile Court will host an open house to view the 152-year-old building on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. at 308 Dorney Plaza, Findlay. A sales tax on the Nov. 7 ballot would generate money for a new county building that would include quarters for probate and juvenile court. Tax revenue also would be used for a jail expansion.
University of Findlay Information Assurance Forum 9:00 am
University of Findlay Information Assurance Forum @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Securing Smart Living” will be the focus of the University of Findlay’s 16th Annual Information Assurance Forum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Open to the community, the event will be hosted by UF’s computer science department and the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance. The cost, which will include breakfast and a lunch buffet, is $45 for those who are not Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce members, and $35 for members. UF students, faculty and staff with a valid university ID will be admitted free. Register by visiting www.iaforum.net.
Putnam County District Library Technology Class 1:00 pm
Putnam County District Library Technology Class
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Technology classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and its branches in November. Sessions are open to those who need help with their laptop, tablet, Kindle, iPad, smartphone or MP3 player. Instructions will also be given on how to download e-books, magazines, music, videos or audiobooks from the library. Available times and locations include: Ottawa: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 14, 21, 28 and 29, 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22; Columbus Grove: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 2; Pandora-Riley Township: 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 7; Ottoville-Monterey Township, 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15; Kalida-Union Township, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16; Continental: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Call 419-523-3747 for an appointment and schedule a 30-minute session or two consecutive times if more time is needed.
Board Service 101 5:30 pm
Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will host a four-part “Board Service 101” series beginning Wednesday. The workshops are designed to serve nonprofit board members — those both new to board service and those who are more seasoned — as well as anyone who might have an interest in serving on a board in the future. Sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St. Dates and topics include: Sept. 20: Aly Sterling Philanthropy staff will present the basics of being a member, including roles, responsibilities and best practices. Oct. 4: Patrick Sadowski and Greg Hull will cover legal concerns for board members, such as liability, questions to ask and coverage. Oct. 18: Community Foundation staff will speak on fundraising, including strategies, best practices/trends and resources. Nov. 1: Aly Sterling Philanthropy will discuss the decision to be a board member, signs of a healthy organization and board, as well as an exploration of personal values and skills. The series culminates in a nonprofit “speed dating” event Nov. 15, where nonprofits in search of new board and committee members can network with potential leaders. Those who attend three or more of the sessions will receive a special designation on nametags at the event, making nonprofits aware of their completion of the sessions. Registration is available at www.community-foundation.com.
Findlay Sail and Power Squadron 5:30 pm
Findlay Sail and Power Squadron @ The Greek Garden
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm
The Findlay Sail and Power Squadron will hold its regular meeting and dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Greek Garden. Author Maureen K. Howard will speak on the inspiration for the “Lake Erie Mysteries” series. Guests and prospective members can make reservations through Joanne Streacker, 419-422-0076.
Cookie Decorating Class 6:00 pm
Cookie Decorating Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm
Cookie decorating classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Kalida-Union Township branch at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 and at 6 p.m. Nov. 2, respectively. Classes are open to anyone 9 and older and will be led by Helen Doboze. A $3 fee includes all supplies. Participants may bring an apron and a container to take their cookies home. Registration is required by Oct. 30 by calling the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747 or Kalida at 419-532-2129.
Linda Castillo 6:30 pm
Linda Castillo @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm
Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author of Amish murder mystery/thrillers, will give a talk at the Upper Sandusky Community Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Castillo will discuss her journey to become an author and will take questions from the audience. She will also discuss her newest book, “Down a Dark Road,” which will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 301 N. Sandusky Ave. For more information, call the library at 419-294-1345.
Raising Kids Today 7:00 pm
Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s psychology program will be offering “Raising Kids Today,” a seven-part series of free information sessions to assist caregivers with raising children, beginning Wednesday. The talks, held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, will be hosted by assistant psychology professors and will be relevant to parents and guardians with children of all ages. Each hour-long session will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers. Ritz Auditorium is located on the second floor of Old Main. Parking is available in the lot near Old Main and Shafer Library, and across Frazer Street at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
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Brown Bag Lecture 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lecture @ Hancock Historical Museum
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., will host its monthly Brown Bag Lecture at noon today. Ron Ammons, a local military historian and author of “Heroes by Necessity: Stories of Hancock County Veterans of World War II,” will present a lecture on Hancock County veterans of World War I. The lecture is free for museum members, $5 for adult nonmembers and $3 for senior nonmembers. Lunches from Main Street Deli will be available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Call the museum at 419-423-4433 to reserve a lunch.
Escape Room: Looming Danger 1:00 pm
Escape Room: Looming Danger @ Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Riddles, puzzles, codes, keys and more will provide participants the clues to make their way out of “Escape Room: Looming Danger,” where guests take part in a story where they’re trapped in an abandoned factory. It is recommended for adults and kids 9 and up; kids 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A not-as-scary version can be requested during registration, which must be done by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 online or at the Hancock Park District Administrative Office, 1424 E. Main Cross St.
Military Research Resources 3:42 pm
Military Research Resources @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 2 @ 3:42 pm – 4:42 pm
In honor of Veterans Day, the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a program on military research resources. Library employee Justin Crawfis will present the program in the Lindamood Room on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. The program is free and no registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Cookie Decorating Class 6:00 pm
Cookie Decorating Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Kalida
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
Cookie decorating classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and the Kalida-Union Township branch at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 and at 6 p.m. Nov. 2, respectively. Classes are open to anyone 9 and older and will be led by Helen Doboze. A $3 fee includes all supplies. Participants may bring an apron and a container to take their cookies home. Registration is required by Oct. 30 by calling the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747 or Kalida at 419-532-2129.
Dave Essinger 6:00 pm
Dave Essinger @ Bluffton Public Library
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host an author visit with Dave Essinger at 6 p.m. today. Essinger will talk about his new novel, “Running Out.” Copies of his book will be available for $12. Registration is requested by calling the library at 419-358-5015.
Issue 4 Community Forum 7:00 pm
Issue 4 Community Forum @ Agricultural Services Center
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm
A community forum about Issue 4 on the Nov. 7 ballot, hosted by Ohio State Extension in Hancock County, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the conference room at the Agricultural Services Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. Officials of the criminal justice system will discuss Issue 4, which is a quarter-percent, 20-year sales tax increase to fund a county building for probate/juvenile court and other county offices, an expansion of the county jail and additional jail staff, and capital projects at the existing jail and other county buildings.
The Crucible 7:00 pm
The Crucible @ Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm
Bluffton University presents “The Crucible” — Arthur Miller’s play about the 1692 Salem witch trials, where accusations of witchcraft in an insular Puritan village lead to paranoia, hysteria and deceit. Written in the early 1950s, the tale also serves as an allegory for Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist crusades during the “Red Scare.” Tickets are free for Bluffton University students, though they are still required. Senior citizens (65 and older) and non-Bluffton students cost $6 and adults cost $8.
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Findlay Salvation Army Soup for Two 11:00 am
Findlay Salvation Army Soup for Two @ St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Salvation Army of Findlay will hold its annual Soup for Two fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St. For $7, diners will have their choice of one soup along with salad, bread, dessert and a drink. Diners may upgrade to two soups for $10. Dine-in and carryout are available. Soups will be provided by Main Street Deli, Cheddar’s, We Serve. Coffee and Sodexo at the University of Findlay. Salad will be supplied by Great Scot; bread will be provided by Bread Kneads; and cookies will be provided by Redeemer Lutheran Church.
First Friday Luncheon 11:30 am
First Friday Luncheon @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Nov 3 @ 11:30 am
Tim Mayle, director of economic development for the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance, will speak at today’s First Friday Luncheon, the Hancock County Republican Party announced Thursday. Mayle is expected to speak about economic growth in Findlay and Hancock County, and give an update on his recent trip to Japan. The lunch will be held at The Dock, located behind St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program to begin at noon. For reservations, call 419-422-5946 before 10 a.m. today. The cost of the buffet is $10
Escape Room: Looming Danger 1:00 pm
Escape Room: Looming Danger @ Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Riddles, puzzles, codes, keys and more will provide participants the clues to make their way out of “Escape Room: Looming Danger,” where guests take part in a story where they’re trapped in an abandoned factory. It is recommended for adults and kids 9 and up; kids 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A not-as-scary version can be requested during registration, which must be done by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 online or at the Hancock Park District Administrative Office, 1424 E. Main Cross St.
Fall ArtWalk 5:00 pm
Fall ArtWalk @ Downtown Findlay
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Findlay will open its doors to showcase businesses, restaurants, artists, performers, and musicians from throughout the community with the Fall ArtWalk on Friday, Nov. 3. The event hosted by the Arts Partnership and sponsored by First Federal Bank is free to the public and runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and attendees can stroll through individual businesses, view pieces of art from local artists and watch regional musicians perform. Attendees can also take advantage of special offers, sales, demonstrations and tastings that many businesses and restaurants offer for the ArtWalk. The Findlay Art League’s November Show will open the evening. The juried showcase of Art League member works will remain open throughout the month. Other area galleries open for the evening include Awakening Minds Art, Jones Building Artist Studios, and Kan Du Studio. To view or print the official event brochure, including a list of the participating businesses and artists performing or being showcased, visit artspartnership.com/event/artwalk. Copies of the brochure will available for pickup at participating event locations. For more information, visit www.artspartnership.com or call 419-422-4624. The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay, with office hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. ArtWalk sponsors include GSW Manufacturing, Whirlpool Corp., Eyes on Main, One Energy, The Courier, WFIN, WKXA, 106.3 the Fox, Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Ohio Arts Council.
Carnevale 2017 5:30 pm
Carnevale 2017 @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A regional accounting firm will present Carnevale 2017 next month as a direct fundraiser for Flag City Honor Flight. Gilmore Jasion Mahler’s Italian festival-style event will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, featuring music and live performers, Italian specialties, a live auction and other surprises. Tickets are on sale now; call the agency at 419-423-4481 for more details. Last year’s event raised over $42,000 and helped Flag City Honor Flight pay to take two flights of veterans to Washington, D.C., this year.
The Crucible 7:00 pm
The Crucible @ Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm
Bluffton University presents “The Crucible” — Arthur Miller’s play about the 1692 Salem witch trials, where accusations of witchcraft in an insular Puritan village lead to paranoia, hysteria and deceit. Written in the early 1950s, the tale also serves as an allegory for Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist crusades during the “Red Scare.” Tickets are free for Bluffton University students, though they are still required. Senior citizens (65 and older) and non-Bluffton students cost $6 and adults cost $8.
Different Kind of Deception 8:00 pm
Different Kind of Deception @ Ritz Auditorium at Old Main
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm
Magician Ran’D Shine will bring a “Different Kind of Deception” to Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium at the University of Findlay on Friday, Nov. 3. The 8 p.m. show is free with valid UF identification and $5 for community members at the door. The Philadelphia native is one of the most sought after magicians on the college circuit with an act featuring psychological illusions and sleight of hand. His brand of magical comedy and entertainment has been featured in over 20 countries and hundreds of American cities. He was invited to perform at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., in 2009, and has been featured on the CW network’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” along with the BET cable channel. He is also one of few magicians to perform on Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Since 2004, he has headed Shine Entertainment, and has produced and performed in several magic shows, such as “Collaboration,” “Parallax” and “Heart & Soul of Magic,” the first magic show in history to feature an all African””American cast of magicians. Ran’D also prides himself on being an historian and “educator of magic,” giving presentations about the history of magicians of African descent and the psychology of deception. He has lectured on campuses throughout the United States as well as military bases in Japan, Guam, and Korea. For more information, visit www.randyshine.com.
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Archery Basics for Adults 9:00 am
Archery Basics for Adults @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Join a certified archery instructor and learn about the basics of archery. Participants will learn about equipment, shooting techniques, and safety measures while shooting arrows at targets using a compound bow. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Age: Required to be 18 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants For more information, or registration, call the park district office at 419-425-7275; or visit www.hancockparks.com.
Coffee with a Cop 9:00 am
Coffee with a Cop @ Coffee Amici
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The next “Coffee with a Cop” is set to be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. The event is unstructured and gives community members a chance to ask questions of local sheriff’s deputies and Findlay police officers.
Jones Mansion Vintage Christmas Market 9:00 am
Jones Mansion Vintage Christmas Market @ The Jones Mansion
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will host a holiday-themed market with local vendors and others from Tiffin, Perrysburg and Michigan. They include the Dixie Girl Food Truck, Lynne Cartwright, Rustic Bendz, Dazzling Designs by Debra, Ohio Log House, The Main Cookie, Glascow Teaworks, My Own Backyard Herbs & Flowers, Kit & Caboodle Coop, Bettyanne’s, Things Worth Repeating and Shabby Chic finds. Parking is available at St. Paul’s Methodist Church and on nearby side streets. Admission:
Upper Room Church of God Holiday Craft Show 9:00 am
Upper Room Church of God Holiday Craft Show @ Upper Room Church of God
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A holiday market place and craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Upper Room Church of God, 520 W. Bigelow Ave. An assortment of gifts and crafts will be available. There will also be silent auction baskets and baked goods. Children are invited to breakfast with Santa for $2 from 9-10:45 a.m. Lunch will be served from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes hot sandwiches, a baked potato bar, salads, chips, dessert and drinks.
Van Buren United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar 9:00 am
Van Buren United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar @ Van Buren United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Van Buren United Methodist Church will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4. The event will feature a variety of gifts and crafts and a bake sale with jellies, apple butter and homemade noodles. Lunch will also be available and includes chicken and noodles, shredded chicken, sloppy joes and hot dogs, vegetable soup and homemade pie. The church is located at the corner of South Main and Walnut streets.
Intermediate Basket Weaving Class 9:30 am
Intermediate Basket Weaving Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
An intermediate basket weaving class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. The class is for experienced basket weavers, with registration required by Oct. 28. A $17.50 material fee is due at the time of registration. For more information, call 419-422-1712, ext. 245.
Adulting 101: How to Change a Tire on Your Own Car! 10:00 am
Adulting 101: How to Change a Tire on Your Own Car! @ Leiber Garage
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am
The Bluffton Public Library will host a program, “Adulting 101: How to Change a Tire on Your Own Car!” at 10 a.m. Saturday at Leiber Garage, 122 Vance St., Bluffton. The program will be led by head mechanic Scott Dietsch. Space is limited. To make an appointment, call the library at 419-358-5016 by Wednesday. Teens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Altrusa Club Fall Craft Show 10:00 am
Altrusa Club Fall Craft Show @ Findlay Moose Lodge
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Altrusa Club of Findlay will host a fall vendor and craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Findlay Moose Lodge, 1029 W. Main Cross St. Twenty-two vendors and crafters will have items for sale. Food will be available for purchase and there will be a 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets. All proceeds will be used toward scholarships.
Bluffton University Math Competition 10:00 am
Bluffton University Math Competition @ Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am
Bluffton University’s mathematics department will host its annual math competition for high school students on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the test beginning at 10 a.m. There is no cost. The test consists of short-answer questions covering high school math through precalculus. Cash prizes will be awarded, and test scores of seniors considering attending Bluffton may be used to award renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 per year. Activities will be available for teachers and parents during the test. Afterward, visitors may attend admissions and math presentations, followed by a free lunch at noon, a campus tour and free admission into Bluffton’s home football game. Each high school may register up to 15 students. Registration will be limited to the first 100 students and the deadline is Oct. 31. Students may register online, and find previous contests, answers and solutions, by visiting http://www.bluffton.edu/math/contest/ For more information, contact Duane Bollenbacher at bollenbacherd@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3296, or Darryl Nester at nesterd@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3483.
Kiwanis Shuffle 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run 10:00 am
Kiwanis Shuffle 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run @ Emory Adams Park
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Findlay will host the Kiwanis Shuffle 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run at 10 a.m. Nov. 4 at Emory Adams Park, 1827 S. Blanchard St. Registration is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run prior to Oct. 27. After this date, registration cost increases to $25 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Findlay/KiwanisShuffle5KFunRun. Proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Closet project which provides schools with clothing and supplies for children in need.
Pandora United Methodist Church Craft Show 10:00 am
Pandora United Methodist Church Craft Show @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Craft and direct sales vendors are wanted to participate in a craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E Washington St., Pandora. Booths 10 feet by 10 feet wide are available for $30, or a single 8-foot table is available for $20. Email tagray@fairpoint.net for an application.
Archery Practice 10:45 am
Archery Practice @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake
Nov 4 @ 10:45 am – 3:15 pm
Participants who have taken Hancock Park District’s introductory archery courses and want more archery practice can attend this practice session. A certified archery instructor will supervise and all necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Time: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Ages: Required to be 9 years and older Admission: Register with $10 per person with preferred time slot by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. An adult must accompany children ages 15 and under. Capacity: Maximum of 10 participants per time slot
Native American Powwow 12:00 pm
Native American Powwow @ Bernard Park
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Native American powwow, sponsored by the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bernard Park. Running Wolf and Dancing Butterfly will be featured as head man and head lady dancers. Also featured will be Native American food, crafts and flute players. Admission is $2 for adults; free for seniors and children under 18. In the event of bad weather, the powwow will move to the library, 817 Harmon St.
Escape Room: Looming Danger 1:00 pm
Escape Room: Looming Danger @ Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Riddles, puzzles, codes, keys and more will provide participants the clues to make their way out of “Escape Room: Looming Danger,” where guests take part in a story where they’re trapped in an abandoned factory. It is recommended for adults and kids 9 and up; kids 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A not-as-scary version can be requested during registration, which must be done by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 online or at the Hancock Park District Administrative Office, 1424 E. Main Cross St.
Putnam County District Library Technology Class 1:00 pm
Putnam County District Library Technology Class
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Technology classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and its branches in November. Sessions are open to those who need help with their laptop, tablet, Kindle, iPad, smartphone or MP3 player. Instructions will also be given on how to download e-books, magazines, music, videos or audiobooks from the library. Available times and locations include: Ottawa: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 14, 21, 28 and 29, 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22; Columbus Grove: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 2; Pandora-Riley Township: 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 7; Ottoville-Monterey Township, 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15; Kalida-Union Township, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16; Continental: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Call 419-523-3747 for an appointment and schedule a 30-minute session or two consecutive times if more time is needed.
242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball 4:00 pm
242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball @ Sterling Center
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball, sponsored by James Joy McCellend Detachment 1148, will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight Nov. 4 at the Sterling Center, 4550 Fostoria Ave. Formal attire is required. Jayna Entertainment will provide DJ services. Limited tickets are available and must be purchased in advance. The cost is $45 per person, and the money must be received by Oct. 28. There will be free beer, wine and set-ups for mixed drinks. For more information or to make reservations, contact Larry DeVelvis at 419-423-3818 or Greg Pope at 419-425-1107.
Zion United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 pm
Zion United Methodist Church Spaghetti Dinner @ Zion United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A spaghetti supper will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Zion United Methodist Church, 9009 Ohio 12 West. Tickets for $7 for adults, $3.50 for ages 12 and younger, and the meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Dine-in, drive-thru and carryout are available. Call 419-306-7780 for tickets.
TGMA Gospel Music and Dinner 5:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music and Dinner @ Southside Family Restaurant
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
TGMA Gospel Music Promotions will present Gospel singing and dinner Nov. 4 at the Southside Family Restaurant, 3050 S. Main St. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. with singing featuring the Salvation Singers, Peggy Hamilton and One Voice from 6-8 p.m. For information, call Mark Glick at 419-934-5456.
Tiffin Right to Life Celebrate Life Dinner 6:00 pm
Tiffin Right to Life Celebrate Life Dinner @ St. Joseph Activity Center
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pam Tebow will be the keynote speaker at the 40th anniversary Tiffin Right to Life Celebrate Life Dinner from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. Joseph Activity Center, Tiffin. Tebow is a Christian missionary, pro-life advocate, homeschool pioneer and mother of five, including Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. She and her husband, Bob, also run an orphanage, Uncle Dick’s Home, in the Philippines. The event supports student outreach programs, educational materials and families participating in the National March for Life. Tickets are $40 per person and must be ordered by Oct. 16 by calling Gretchen at 419-447-3872.
Northwest Ohio Magicians Association Show 7:00 pm
Northwest Ohio Magicians Association Show @ DOCK at St. Marks United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm
John and Tamara Sterlini will be featured performers when the Northwest Ohio Magicians Association (NOMA) — Magic Ring 205 conjures up an evening of magic Saturday, Nov. 4. St. Marks United Methodist Church will hold the family-friendly event at its DOCK annex. The main stage show starts at 7 p.m., and spectators may be invited onto the stage to assist with the performance. A performance of close-up magic will start at 5 p.m., where magicians will walk among the audience to do the tricks, with a banquet dinner following at 6. John Sterlini is president of Sterlini Magic Mfg, a supplier of magic tricks and illusions to professional and amateur magicians worldwide. It’s based in Colon, Michigan, recognized by the U.S. Congress as “The Magic Capital of the World.” Throughout his career, Sterlini has performed for large audiences, appearing on the Arsenio Hall and Jerry Springer shows. Sterlini’s stage show will feature card and coin manipulation with some bottle multiplication, and his wife, Tamara, is an accomplished musician who has performed at Disney World and will sing a few tunes during the event. NOMA members serve as the evening’s supporting performers, with Gene Craft, Chris Topel and Stephen Blum opening the main stage show; and Gary Friedrich, Larry Frank, and the father/son duo of Jason and Drew Kibble performing at the close-up show. NOMA is an organization of magic enthusiasts from northwestern and central Ohio. The membership comprises mostly part-time magicians and loyal fans of the art. Most members are magicians but some are interested in clowning, ventriloquism and juggling. The club meets monthly on the last Sunday evening of each month, alternating between Findlay and Lima. The show is the association’s yearly fundraiser, and it is always looking for new members, Topel said. Main stage show tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. An entire immediate family will be admitted to the stage show for $16 in advance and $17 at the door. All tickets are general admission. Admission for the full evening’s activities is $16 per person. These tickets must be purchased in advance, and the immediate family discount does not apply. Advance tickets can be purchased from Jim Knott at Downtown Antiques and Lighting, 231 S. Main St., Findlay; and by calling Chris Topel at 419-306-4569. Knott can be reached at 419-422-4538 or 419-427-6220. For more information, visit www.sterlinimagic.com.
The Crucible 7:00 pm
The Crucible @ Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm
Bluffton University presents “The Crucible” — Arthur Miller’s play about the 1692 Salem witch trials, where accusations of witchcraft in an insular Puritan village lead to paranoia, hysteria and deceit. Written in the early 1950s, the tale also serves as an allegory for Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist crusades during the “Red Scare.” Tickets are free for Bluffton University students, though they are still required. Senior citizens (65 and older) and non-Bluffton students cost $6 and adults cost $8.
Capture 1 Studio Short Film Showcase 7:30 pm
Capture 1 Studio Short Film Showcase @ BANKquet Hall
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Fostoria Community Arts Council will present Capture 1 Studio’s Short Film Showcase on Saturday in the BANKquet Hall, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and movies start at 8. Five short films will be screened free of charge. They are not suitable for young audiences.
Pursuits of Passion 7:30 pm
Pursuits of Passion @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will perform with guest piano soloist Yaoyue Huang. Maestro Crafton Beck will lead the orchestra in a performance featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme by Haydn.” Huang is working on her doctorate at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and was awarded first prize in the Lima Symphony Young Artist Competition in April. She will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23.
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Escape Room: Looming Danger 1:00 pm
Escape Room: Looming Danger @ Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Riddles, puzzles, codes, keys and more will provide participants the clues to make their way out of “Escape Room: Looming Danger,” where guests take part in a story where they’re trapped in an abandoned factory. It is recommended for adults and kids 9 and up; kids 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A not-as-scary version can be requested during registration, which must be done by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 online or at the Hancock Park District Administrative Office, 1424 E. Main Cross St.
Rock and Fossil Collections 1:00 pm
Rock and Fossil Collections @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A program about rock and fossil collections, hosted by Hancock Park District, will be held during an open house from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Visitors may bring a pet rock, discover how it might have been formed and enter it in a pet rock contest. A rock collection and a fossil collection will be available to view and information will be available. The family program requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Blanchard River Archaeology Club Meeting 2:00 pm
Blanchard River Archaeology Club Meeting @ Endly Room, UF Alumni Memorial Union
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Blanchard River Archaeology Club will hold a rescheduled meeting from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday featuring Thomas Zych, archaeologist and assistant lecturer at the University of Toledo. Zych’s presentation, “The Chunkey Game and the Historic Experience of Sport in Prehistoric North America,” will be held in the Endly Room, Alumni Memorial Union, at the Univeristy of Findlay. The meeting will also feature a polarizer, used to transmit light only through a translucent object, leaving the background dark. The public is invited to bring items for identification. Call Rick Carles at 419-299-3693 for more details.
Ohio Music Teachers Association Honors Recital 2:00 pm
Ohio Music Teachers Association Honors Recital @ First Presbyterian Church
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm
The Findlay Chapter of the Ohio Music Teachers Association will present its second annual honors recital at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Elementary, middle school and senior high pianists will perform works from the 17th to 20th centuries in a variety of styles. The recital is open to the public. Performers include Kirsten Harrington, Andrew and Emily Tomlinson, Amy Flowers, David Chen, Yano Rao, Ethan Bodnarik, Ethan Zheng, Matthew Bechtol, Laura Reed, Mikhi Walton, Mattea Lutz, AnnaGrace Leszkowicz, Madeline Spann, Grace Jung, Ryleigh Spann, Daniel Jung, Claire Flake, Liberty Lerma, Devin Armstrong, Sean Trenkamp, Emma Otley, David Mace, Katie Kitchen and Carl Rupp. Teachers include Joan Benedict, Celia Stockton, Natalie Denhoff, Kathy Price, Twinkle Ratnasamy, Marlene Rayl, Lois Teatsorth and Alsbrooks Smith Jr., program coordinator.
The Crucible 2:30 pm
The Crucible @ Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall
Nov 5 @ 2:30 pm
Bluffton University presents “The Crucible” — Arthur Miller’s play about the 1692 Salem witch trials, where accusations of witchcraft in an insular Puritan village lead to paranoia, hysteria and deceit. Written in the early 1950s, the tale also serves as an allegory for Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist crusades during the “Red Scare.” Tickets are free for Bluffton University students, though they are still required. Senior citizens (65 and older) and non-Bluffton students cost $6 and adults cost $8.
Music of the Martyrs: A Choral Tapestry 6:30 pm
Music of the Martyrs: A Choral Tapestry @ Yoder Recital Hall
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm
Bluffton University will present “Music of the Martyrs: A Choral Tapestry” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Yoder Recital Hall. Directed by Mark Suderman, the free event will feature organist Shirley Sprunger King from Bluffton’s class of 1967 performing “Singing at the Fire,” a three-movement composition by Brent Weaver featuring stories from the “Martyrs Mirror.” The concert presents choral arrangements of hymns that reflect the Christian commitment to faithful and costly witness, including but not limited to Anabaptist martyr songs.
St. Marks Opioid Epidemic Support Series 6:30 pm
St. Marks Opioid Epidemic Support Series @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Marks United Methodist Church is trying to do its part by hosting a series of classes related to the opioid epidemic this fall. Classes will be held five consecutive Sundays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 12. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by class from 7-8. Sessions are open to anyone, not just members of the church, and are free of charge. Attendees do not have to attend all five weeks, but are asked to call ahead so organizers know how many people to prepare supper for. To register, call the church at 419-422-4236. The first week’s class will focus on “How did we get here?” That is, where did the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic come from? Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor of St. Marks, noted that 80 percent of narcotics in the world are prescribed in the United States — which has just 5 percent of the world’s population. The second week will include representatives from the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office who will discuss the nature of drug dealing and trafficking in Findlay, looking at both prevention and interdiction. Hollinger said all the speakers throughout the five weeks will provide a local perspective, not just national statistics or information. He will provide resources and materials each week on where to get help and support. The third week will feature representatives from Tree Line and the men’s recovery house who will talk about how they help people transition from drug use into productivity. Week four will explore the effects on the family, including the huge increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and will also feature a woman in recovery who has “gone through the Findlay system” and is now “a wonderful success story,” Hollinger said. The final week will look at drug court and the shift to encouraging people toward recovery “instead of locking people up, which really doesn’t do anybody any good” and also costs a lot of state resources, he said. This session will explore some of the different pathways used to get people the help they need.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Nov 6 @ 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.
Cut it Out 10:00 am
Cut it Out @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Arms of Findlay has added a new program is aimed at helping hairstylists identify potential problems while victims are getting their hair cut. Ashley Ritz, executive director at Open Arms, said the training offered to hair dressers, called Cut it Out, came about through the Ohio attorney general’s office. The program trains salon professionals to recognize the signs of domestic violence. It fulfills two continuing education requirements as certified by the State Board of Cosmetology. Signs of domestic violence can include emotional abuse, name calling, threats, isolating behaviors, sexual abuse, and victim-blaming for the offender’s behaviors. Cut it Out will be offered Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hancock County Public Library. More information and a registration form can be found at www.openarmsfindlay.com. Information can also be found at the website and by contacting Muriel Black, mblack@openarmsfindlay.org, or calling 419-420-9261.
Opossums Program for Toddlers 10:00 am
Opossums Program for Toddlers @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A program for toddlers about opossums will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday in Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The same program will be offered each time. The program will include a story and crafts. The event is for children, 3 years old and under, accompanied by an adult. Siblings may attend. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office at 419-425-7275.
Grand Love 4:00 pm
Grand Love
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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 info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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 info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
CPR/AED/First Aid Class 6:00 pm
CPR/AED/First Aid Class @ American Red Cross -- North Central Ohio Chapter
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is offering adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid classes at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. To register or to find another area class, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.
Findlay High School Family Science Night 6:00 pm
Findlay High School Family Science Night @ Findlay High School cafeteria
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Science Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Findlay High School cafeteria. Area teachers will offer an evening of “inventions” featuring hands-on stations offering various ways to experience science. Students in grades K-6 and their families are urged to attend. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Those attending can come to any or all portions of the event.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Nov 6 @ 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.
Gluten-Free Foods Class 9:08 pm
Gluten-Free Foods Class @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 6 @ 9:08 pm – 10:08 pm
A free class examining the various gluten-free foods available in supermarkets and restaurants will be presented from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Registration is required by calling 419-422-1712.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Nov 7 @ 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.
Bluffton First UMC Election Day Lunch and Dinner 11:00 am
Bluffton First UMC Election Day Lunch and Dinner @ Bluffton First United Methodist Church
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
An Election Day lunch and dinner will be served in the fellowship hall at Bluffton First United Methodist Church, 116 Church St., on Tuesday, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Bluffton Food Pantry. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages, with all items priced individually and ranging from 50 cents to $2.50. Dinner, served from 4:30-6:30 p.m., costs $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. The menu includes baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll, dessert and beverage. Carryout is available for both meals.
Building a Sustainable Energy Future 11:00 am
Building a Sustainable Energy Future @ Yoder Recital Hall
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am
Sanjay Khare, professor of physics at the University of Toledo, will discuss “Building a Sustainable Energy Future” at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bluffton University’s Yoder Recital Hall. He will talk about pathways by which human civilization will be able to adapt to the long-term continuous decline in available total energy.
Seek Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly: Theology in Practice 11:00 am
Seek Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly: Theology in Practice @ Musselman Library
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am
Emily Short, a Bible and theology major from Archbold, will present “Seek Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly: Theology in Practice” during an 11 a.m. forum Tuesday in Bluffton University’s Musselman Library. Short will discuss how she took experiences from the classroom and work she had previously done with a summer camp to develop a social justice-oriented Bible curriculum. Short implemented the curriculum at a camp this past summer.
Enon Valley Presbyterian Church Election Day Supper 4:00 pm
Enon Valley Presbyterian Church Election Day Supper @ Enon Valley Presbyterian Church
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enon Valley Presbyterian Church, 20307 U.S. 224 East, will host an Election Day soup and sandwich supper from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. The menu includes homemade chili or chicken noodle soup, sloppy joe or chicken sandwich, dessert, coffee and punch. Donations will be accepted for the building maintenance fund.
Addiction Support Program for Children 5:00 pm
Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills. For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email vermillionk@frcohio.com.
Basics of Investing 6:30 pm
Basics of Investing @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A workshop on the basics of investing will be held Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Participants will learn the importance of starting to invest early, the risk and return, inflation, and a simple plan to start investing. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
Make-it Take-it Project: Dried Arrangements 6:30 pm
Make-it Take-it Project: Dried Arrangements @ Bluffton Public Library
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm
The Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area will meet at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Bluffton Public Library. The public is welcome to attend the session titled “Make-it Take-it Project: Dried Arrangements.”
A Romp Through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna 7:30 pm
A Romp Through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna @ OSU Lima Visitor/Student Center
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will host “A Romp through Ohio’s Flora and Fauna,” presented by Jim McCormac, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the OSU Visitor/Student Center, 3900 Campus Drive, Ohio State University, Lima campus. The pictorial adventure will examine well-known plants and animals, and obscure species few have encountered. The importance of all the cogs of the ecological wheel, and the need to protect them, will be shown. This program is free and open to the public. Visit www.tri-moraineaudubon.org for more details.
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Blanchard River Watershed Partnership Annual Meeting 7:00 am
Blanchard River Watershed Partnership Annual Meeting @ Hancock County Agricultural Center
Nov 8 @ 7:00 am
Dr. Laura Johnson, director of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University, Tiffin, will be the keynote speaker during the annual meeting of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership on Nov. 8 at the Hancock County Agricultural Center on County 140, Findlay. Johnson will give an update on the center and its work on the algae bloom problem in Lake Erie, and the impact the Blanchard River watershed has on that problem. The meeting will begin with registration and a continental breakfast at 7 a.m. The business meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. Updates and a review of the partnership’s year will be presented. Reservations are suggested, but not required, by calling Phil Martin, watershed coordinator, at 419-422-6487 or via email at brwp1237@gmail.com The partnership represents six counties and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving water quality. More information about the partnership is available at www.BlanchardRiver.org.
Book Cellar Half-Off Sale 10:00 am
Book Cellar Half-Off Sale @ The Book Cellar
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s used book shop, the Book Cellar, will hold a half-off sale this week. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The Book Cellar is located in the lower level of the library. Store proceeds benefit the library. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org.
Findlay Area Human Resources Association Meeting 11:30 am
Findlay Area Human Resources Association Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Nov 8 @ 11:30 am
Background screening tips will be discussed at the next meeting of Findlay Area Human Resources Association, Wednesday at Hilton Garden Inn. Registration and lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will start at noon. The program costs $17 for members, $23 for nonmembers and $5 for students and members in transition. Registration can be done at http://fahra.mightevent.com/events/event-Results.cfm
Putnam County District Library Technology Class 1:00 pm
Putnam County District Library Technology Class
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Technology classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and its branches in November. Sessions are open to those who need help with their laptop, tablet, Kindle, iPad, smartphone or MP3 player. Instructions will also be given on how to download e-books, magazines, music, videos or audiobooks from the library. Available times and locations include: Ottawa: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 14, 21, 28 and 29, 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22; Columbus Grove: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 2; Pandora-Riley Township: 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 7; Ottoville-Monterey Township, 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15; Kalida-Union Township, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16; Continental: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Call 419-523-3747 for an appointment and schedule a 30-minute session or two consecutive times if more time is needed.
Hardin County Democratic Party Meeting 7:00 pm
Hardin County Democratic Party Meeting @ Table ONE
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Hardin County Democratic Party will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Table ONE on the Courthouse Square in Kenton. Attendees can come at 6 p.m. to order dinner. Endorsements for statewide candidates will be presented for consideration and approval.
Raising Kids Today 7:00 pm
Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s psychology program will be offering “Raising Kids Today,” a seven-part series of free information sessions to assist caregivers with raising children, beginning Wednesday. The talks, held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium, will be hosted by assistant psychology professors and will be relevant to parents and guardians with children of all ages. Each hour-long session will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers. Ritz Auditorium is located on the second floor of Old Main. Parking is available in the lot near Old Main and Shafer Library, and across Frazer Street at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
You’re Not Alone 7:00 pm
You’re Not Alone @ Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re Not Alone support group meets 7-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) meeting room, 438 Carnahan Ave., Findlay. Call 419-722-4506.
AdverCity 7:30 pm
AdverCity @ Downtown Findlay
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets are on sale for the next AdverCity showcase, being held from 7:30-10 p.m. Nov. 8 in the downtown Findlay area. AdverCity showcases are held at a surprise venue, featuring a surprise lineup of four performing artists, with ticket holders notified of the venue 24 hours before the show. Ticket prices range from $5 to $15 depending on demand. Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com.
Reflections on the Impact of a Lifetime of Service in the Catholic Ministry 7:30 pm
Reflections on the Impact of a Lifetime of Service in the Catholic Ministry @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Rev. Monsignor Michael Hohenbrink, who served St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church for 17 years, will be the University of Findlay’s next DeBow and Catherine Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series speaker. The free public event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. Hohenbrink will offer “Reflections on the Impact of a Lifetime of Service in the Catholic Ministry.”
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Women in Philanthropy: Influence, Intention, and Impact 11:30 am
Women in Philanthropy: Influence, Intention, and Impact @ Findlay Country Club
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and the University of Findlay will host the leadership forum “Women in Philanthropy: Influence, Intention, and Impact” featuring Laura MacDonald, president of Benefactor Group, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Findlay Country Club, 1500 Country Club Drive. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., and the program begins at noon. MacDonald will present on how to empower women as philanthropic leaders and agents for powerful change, both in the community and the workplace. Registration is required by Nov. 3. Cost is $20 for chamber members; $25 for nonmembers. Visit FindlayHancockChamber.com or call 419-422-3313 to sign up.
Wood County Historical Center Tea and Talk 2:00 pm
Wood County Historical Center Tea and Talk @ Wood County Historical Center and Museum
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Retired journalist Hal Brown will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 9 tea and talk at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. Brown spent 42 years as a reporter and editor for the Sentinel-Tribune. He will share the story of Margaret Lehmann, head of the Visiting Nurses recruited by the American Red Cross to help lead a contingent of nurses to Europe at the start of what would become World War I. Lehmann’s letters about her experiences were published in the newspaper. The talk will also focus on how the Sentinel-Tribune covered the war at a time when newspapers were the only news source. The event, from 2-4 p.m., will include tea, light refreshments and the program. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for historical society members and $5 for children 10 and younger. Reservations and payment are needed by Friday by calling the museum at 419-352-0967.
World of Downtown Restaurants Tour 5:00 pm
World of Downtown Restaurants Tour @ Downtown Findlay
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
United Way of Hancock County is hosting the 10th annual World of Downtown Restaurants tour from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 9, featuring 15 downtown restaurants. “Passport holders” are offered a self-guided tour of restaurants sampling their finest food. Participating businesses include Alexandria’s, Baker’s Café, Bistro on Main, Circle of Friends, Coffee Amici, Fireside Brick Oven Pub & Grill, Greek Garden, Logan’s Irish Pub, Main Street Deli, Rossilli’s, Tavern at the Inn, The Bourbon Affair, We Serve.Coffee, West End Tavern and the Wine Merchant. Passports are $25 each and are available at Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St., and United Way of Hancock County, 245 Stanford Parkway. Only 300 passports will be sold. A 50/50 raffle will also be held during the event. United Way representatives will be located throughout the tour with a device to swipe a credit card. Each swipe costs $10 and counts as one entry into the raffle. The winner will be drawn Nov. 10. For more information, contact United Way at 419-423-1432 or visit LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org.
Antigone 7:30 pm
Antigone @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm
The University of Findlay’s Theater Program will stage a modern adaptation of “Antigone,” one of the most complicated and dramatic of Greek tragedies, which focuses on themes of honor, courage, loyalty and familial intrigue. Performances will take place on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre located on campus in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the general public are $6, and are free for UF students, faculty and staff with valid university identification. They can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. or at www.marathoncenterarts.org. UF students will be performing a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ classic play by French playwright Jean Anouilh, which was first performed in Paris in 1944 during the Nazi occupation of France. This latest adaptation is written by Lewis Galantiere and is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. Portraying Antigone will be Sadia Aurna, a freshman from Bangladesh who is double majoring in journalism and environmental safety and occupational health management. Director Meriah Sage characterizes Aurna’s interpretation of Oedipus’ endangered sister/daughter who champions her deceased brother’s right to a proper burial as “powerful and inspiring.” UF senior Brent Hoggatt will play King Creon, ruler of Thebes. Sage says his portrayal is “persuasive and grounded in truth and honesty.” Hoggatt, a resident of Wilmington, Ohio, who is minoring in theater, previously played Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family” and was the comic neighbor in the female version of “The Odd Couple.” Other cast and crew members include: Adrionna Powell Lawrence as the chorus; Abigail Land as the nurse; Abbey Bumbledare as Ismene; Ryan Blake Bush as Haemon; Rebekah White as Eurydice; Jacob Myers, Riley Klauza and Bo Terrill play guards; Lisa Martinez is the messenger; Destiny DeWar is the page; and Jonda Krontz and Deidre Wysocki are in the ensemble. Sara Bornhorst serves as stage manager, and Jonda Krontz is the dramaturg, providing research and development for the production.
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Arlington Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly 8:00 am
Arlington Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly @ Arlington School
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am
A Veterans Day assembly will be held at Arlington School beginning at 9 a.m. Friday. The event is open to all veterans and citizens from the community, with breakfast served from 8-8:45 a.m. Those attending are asked to RSVP with the school office at 419-365-5121, ext. 242.
University of Findlay Veterans Day Ceremony 8:00 am
University of Findlay Veterans Day Ceremony @ Veterans Honor Wall, Center for Student Life
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am
The University of Findlay will host a ceremony at 8 a.m. today at its new Veterans Honor Wall in the Center for Student Life. The ceremony will include a reading of the hundreds of names on the wall. The wall honors UF graduates, along with current and former attendees, who serve or have served in the military. U.S. Army Capt. Lauran (Young) Glover, a 2011 graduate and the first woman to lead the United States Army Drill Team, will speak. University President Katherine Fell and 1966 graduate Jerry Clark will also speak.
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training 9:30 am
Read for L.I.F.E. Tutor Training @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Read for L.I.F.E. will offer a tutor training class from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Volunteers will teach reading, writing, English, life skills and subject areas of the GED including math, social studies and science. 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. Registration is required by calling the library or emailing readforlife@findlaylibrary.org.
Chamberlin Hill Veteran’s Day Lunch 10:00 am
Chamberlin Hill Veteran’s Day Lunch @ Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am
Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School will host a program and lunch for veterans beginning at 10 a.m. Friday. During the program, students will show their appreciation for veterans through song and music. Lunch will also be served to the veterans and their guests, and there will be special exhibits on display.
Ohio Northern University Veterans Day Ceremony 11:00 am
Ohio Northern University Veterans Day Ceremony @ Henry Solomon Lehr Statue at Ohio Northern University
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am
Wynn Hauenstein will deliver remarks during a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the Henry Solomon Lehr Statue at the front of the Ohio Northern University campus. Hauenstein will discuss what Veterans Day means to him, share his experiences from his service during the Vietnam War and talk about how the war was viewed at home. Hauenstein is an ONU alumnus who served in the Army as a specialist in the 561st Engineering Reinforcement Company. He is the quartermaster with the VFW post in Ada. The Veterans Day event also will include an invocation by the Rev. David MacDonald, ONU chaplain; the University Singers performing the national anthem; greetings and laying of memorial wreaths by ONU President Daniel DiBiasio and Ada Mayor David Retterer; a moment of silence; and the playing of taps. The event is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Dicke Forum in James F. Dicke Hall.
Arcadia Schools Veterans Day Celebration 11:45 am
Arcadia Schools Veterans Day Celebration @ Arcadia Local Schools
Nov 10 @ 11:45 am
Area veterans and active military personnel are invited to a Veterans Day celebration at Arcadia Local Schools. Weather permitting, military vehicles will be on display outside the school during the Nov. 10 event. Free lunch for veterans and a guest begins at 11:45 a.m., with an assembly planned at 1:20. In-school displays will also be set up. Veterans attending are invited to wear their dress blues or casual attire. To register as a guest, call Paula Ritter at 419-894-6431, ext. 220.
Liberty-Benton Veterans Day Program 1:30 pm
Liberty-Benton Veterans Day Program @ Liberty-Benton Middle School Gynmasium
Nov 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Liberty-Benton elementary and middle schools will host a Veterans Day program Friday. All veterans are welcome to attend as honored guests as the school observes the holiday at 1:30 p.m. in the middle school gymnasium. Those attending are asked to RSVP at 419-422-9161 by Wednesday.
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fall Fish Fry 4:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ Fall Fish Fry @ Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 8375 Phillips Road, Bluffton, will hold its fall fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The meal includes all the fish you can eat, salads, baked beans, desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.
Family Fun Nights at the Y 6:00 pm
Family Fun Nights at the Y @ Findlay Family YMCA
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Family Fun Nights at the Y – Featuring an inflatable bounce house, swimming, light snacks, crafts, and more
Antigone 7:30 pm
Antigone @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm
The University of Findlay’s Theater Program will stage a modern adaptation of “Antigone,” one of the most complicated and dramatic of Greek tragedies, which focuses on themes of honor, courage, loyalty and familial intrigue. Performances will take place on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre located on campus in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the general public are $6, and are free for UF students, faculty and staff with valid university identification. They can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. or at www.marathoncenterarts.org. UF students will be performing a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ classic play by French playwright Jean Anouilh, which was first performed in Paris in 1944 during the Nazi occupation of France. This latest adaptation is written by Lewis Galantiere and is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. Portraying Antigone will be Sadia Aurna, a freshman from Bangladesh who is double majoring in journalism and environmental safety and occupational health management. Director Meriah Sage characterizes Aurna’s interpretation of Oedipus’ endangered sister/daughter who champions her deceased brother’s right to a proper burial as “powerful and inspiring.” UF senior Brent Hoggatt will play King Creon, ruler of Thebes. Sage says his portrayal is “persuasive and grounded in truth and honesty.” Hoggatt, a resident of Wilmington, Ohio, who is minoring in theater, previously played Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family” and was the comic neighbor in the female version of “The Odd Couple.” Other cast and crew members include: Adrionna Powell Lawrence as the chorus; Abigail Land as the nurse; Abbey Bumbledare as Ismene; Ryan Blake Bush as Haemon; Rebekah White as Eurydice; Jacob Myers, Riley Klauza and Bo Terrill play guards; Lisa Martinez is the messenger; Destiny DeWar is the page; and Jonda Krontz and Deidre Wysocki are in the ensemble. Sara Bornhorst serves as stage manager, and Jonda Krontz is the dramaturg, providing research and development for the production.
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Arlington UMC Annual Bazaar 9:00 am
Arlington UMC Annual Bazaar @ Arlington United Methodist Church
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Arlington United Methodist Church, 230 N. Main St., will hold its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11, with lunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Crafts of all kinds, holiday baked goods and candies and homemade dumplings will be among the items for sale. Raffle tickets for a homemade quilt will also be on sale. The event is open to the public, and those attending are asked to park in the church lot or on the street.
Ladies’ Morning Cup of Comfort 9:00 am
Ladies’ Morning Cup of Comfort @ Living Word Church
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am
Living Word Church, 10572 County Road 95, will host the first of a three-part “Ladies’ Morning Cup of Comfort” series of workshops for women on Nov. 11. The first session is titled “How Trauma can Affect your Relationship with God” and will begin with a potluck breakfast at 9 a.m., with the workshop at 9:30. Drinks and tableware will be provided. The series provides a safe, confidential environment for women to address a variety of topics while connecting with others to learn information necessary to live a faith-based life. Call Carol at 419-306-8842 or Kristen at 419-672-0772 for more information.
St. Michael Christmas Bazaar 9:00 am
St. Michael Christmas Bazaar @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church annual Christmas bazaar is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11.
Vox Pop 2 10:30 am
Vox Pop 2 @ Bluffton Public Library
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Vox Pop 2, a creative writing showcase, will be held Nov. 11 at the Bluffton Public Library. Hosted by the Bluffton Creative Writers group, sessions will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Writers and observers of all ages are invited to attend this free, noncompetitive event. Students are particularly welcome. Possibly categories that may be shared include: true, false or imaginary confessions; flights of fantasy; fibs and myths; and fabrications and unabashed lies. For more information, contact Jake Little at 567-242-8520.
Amy Felkner Benefit Dinner and Bike Run 11:00 am
Amy Felkner Benefit Dinner and Bike Run @ Dave’s Hideaway
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am
A benefit and bike run will be held at Dave’s Hideaway in November for Amy Felkner of Findlay. The 41-year-old single mother has been diagnosed with stage four gall bladder cancer and is preparing to resume chemotherapy at the OSU James Cancer Center in Columbus. Doctors removed Felkner’s gall bladder and half of her liver two years ago, followed by radiation treatments then nearly a year of remission. The cancer returned to her liver, stomach and lymph nodes in October 2016, leading to more radiation and eight months of chemotherapy. A PET scan this fall revealed the cancer has returned to her liver and is fast-growing. Check-in for the Nov. 11 bike run begins at 11 a.m., with bikes leaving at noon. Cost is $10 for individual riders, $15 for couples. Ride T-shirts can be preordered for $15 by calling Charlotte at 567-342-2941. The benefit will run from 3-9 p.m. featuring a $7 hog roast meal, 50/50 raffle and silent auction, a DJ and karaoke. Live entertainment will be provided by George Baldridge and the band Diesel. A GoFundMe page has been set up in Felkner’s name. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/uvt9p-fight-against-cancer to donate.
Wyandot County EMS Open House 12:00 pm
Wyandot County EMS Open House @ Wyandot County Emergency Medical Service
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This weekend there will be two open houses for new buildings and equipment for Wyandot County Emergency Medical Service, 401 N. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky; and Carey Volunteer Fire Department, 200 E. North St. The county operation will showcase a new emergency management agency and emergency medical service building and headquarters from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday. The Carey Fire Department will showcase a new aerial ladder truck and the department’s building from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The fire department will celebrate the village’s emergency services building being paid off after 10 years, too.
Bloomdale Veterans Parade 1:00 pm
Bloomdale Veterans Parade @ Village of Bloomdale
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm
The Village of Bloomdale will hold a Veterans Day parade along Main Street to the site of a new veterans’ memorial on Nov. 11. The parade begins at 1 p.m. at Railroad Park and will end at Vine Street. All veterans are invited to participate in the parade, and transportation is available for those unable to walk the route. Veterans wishing to participate should meet at the park by 12:30 p.m.
Findlay Evangelical Free Church Veterans Day Lunch 1:00 pm
Findlay Evangelical Free Church Veterans Day Lunch @ Findlay Evangelical Free Church
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm
Findlay Evangelical Free Church, 2515 Heatherwood Drive, will host a veterans appreciation lunch at 1 p.m. Nov. 11. The free meal, catered by Bistro on Main, is open to veterans from all branches of service. RSVP by calling 419-423-5636.
Carey Fire Department Open House 2:00 pm
Carey Fire Department Open House @ Carey Volunteer Fire Department
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This weekend there will be two open houses for new buildings and equipment for Wyandot County Emergency Medical Service, 401 N. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky; and Carey Volunteer Fire Department, 200 E. North St. The county operation will showcase a new emergency management agency and emergency medical service building and headquarters from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday. The Carey Fire Department will showcase a new aerial ladder truck and the department’s building from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The fire department will celebrate the village’s emergency services building being paid off after 10 years, too.
Antigone 7:30 pm
Antigone @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm
The University of Findlay’s Theater Program will stage a modern adaptation of “Antigone,” one of the most complicated and dramatic of Greek tragedies, which focuses on themes of honor, courage, loyalty and familial intrigue. Performances will take place on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre located on campus in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the general public are $6, and are free for UF students, faculty and staff with valid university identification. They can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. or at www.marathoncenterarts.org. UF students will be performing a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ classic play by French playwright Jean Anouilh, which was first performed in Paris in 1944 during the Nazi occupation of France. This latest adaptation is written by Lewis Galantiere and is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. Portraying Antigone will be Sadia Aurna, a freshman from Bangladesh who is double majoring in journalism and environmental safety and occupational health management. Director Meriah Sage characterizes Aurna’s interpretation of Oedipus’ endangered sister/daughter who champions her deceased brother’s right to a proper burial as “powerful and inspiring.” UF senior Brent Hoggatt will play King Creon, ruler of Thebes. Sage says his portrayal is “persuasive and grounded in truth and honesty.” Hoggatt, a resident of Wilmington, Ohio, who is minoring in theater, previously played Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family” and was the comic neighbor in the female version of “The Odd Couple.” Other cast and crew members include: Adrionna Powell Lawrence as the chorus; Abigail Land as the nurse; Abbey Bumbledare as Ismene; Ryan Blake Bush as Haemon; Rebekah White as Eurydice; Jacob Myers, Riley Klauza and Bo Terrill play guards; Lisa Martinez is the messenger; Destiny DeWar is the page; and Jonda Krontz and Deidre Wysocki are in the ensemble. Sara Bornhorst serves as stage manager, and Jonda Krontz is the dramaturg, providing research and development for the production.
God and Country 7:30 pm
God and Country @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Sojourner Quartet will perform a Veterans Day concert, “God and Country,” with the help of Susan Kayser on the piano. The quartet is a southern gospel group that sings with professional musician tracks recorded at Chapel Valley Studios in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee. Members are Isaac Steinhour (tenor and Findlay High School graduate), Mark May (Findlay native, baritone and member since 1992), Larry Counterman (bass and Indiana resident), and Jeff McGlade (lead and Findlay resident since 1984). The concert will include patriotic favorites like “America The Beautiful” and “God Bless America” along with a tribute to the armed forces. Veterans will be admitted free and their seats can be reserved.
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Jefferson Rule Descendants 100th Reunion
Jefferson Rule Descendants 100th Reunion @ Poplar Shelter at Meadowbrook Park
Nov 12 all-day
The 100th reunion of Jefferson Rule descendants will be held Aug. 12, 2018, in the Poplar Shelter at Meadowbrook Park, Bascom. A potluck picnic will be held. The family dates back to Rule, an early settler in Seneca County who, with his wife Eliza Patterson, had 12 children. Names of families who are still in northwestern Ohio include Coffman, Henninger, Spotts, Egbert, Metzger, Matz, Miller, Dudrow, Brundage, deAngelis, Cundiff, Hoeltzel, Sherman and Fisher. For more information, email xchrisbrandt@gmail.com.
Antigone 2:00 pm
Antigone @ John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s Theater Program will stage a modern adaptation of “Antigone,” one of the most complicated and dramatic of Greek tragedies, which focuses on themes of honor, courage, loyalty and familial intrigue. Performances will take place on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in the John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre located on campus in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the general public are $6, and are free for UF students, faculty and staff with valid university identification. They can be obtained at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at 200 W. Main Cross St. or at www.marathoncenterarts.org. UF students will be performing a modern adaptation of Sophocles’ classic play by French playwright Jean Anouilh, which was first performed in Paris in 1944 during the Nazi occupation of France. This latest adaptation is written by Lewis Galantiere and is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. Portraying Antigone will be Sadia Aurna, a freshman from Bangladesh who is double majoring in journalism and environmental safety and occupational health management. Director Meriah Sage characterizes Aurna’s interpretation of Oedipus’ endangered sister/daughter who champions her deceased brother’s right to a proper burial as “powerful and inspiring.” UF senior Brent Hoggatt will play King Creon, ruler of Thebes. Sage says his portrayal is “persuasive and grounded in truth and honesty.” Hoggatt, a resident of Wilmington, Ohio, who is minoring in theater, previously played Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family” and was the comic neighbor in the female version of “The Odd Couple.” Other cast and crew members include: Adrionna Powell Lawrence as the chorus; Abigail Land as the nurse; Abbey Bumbledare as Ismene; Ryan Blake Bush as Haemon; Rebekah White as Eurydice; Jacob Myers, Riley Klauza and Bo Terrill play guards; Lisa Martinez is the messenger; Destiny DeWar is the page; and Jonda Krontz and Deidre Wysocki are in the ensemble. Sara Bornhorst serves as stage manager, and Jonda Krontz is the dramaturg, providing research and development for the production.
Brent Neuenschwander 3:00 pm
Brent Neuenschwander @ First Presbyterian Church
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm
Brent Neuenschwander, First Presbyterian Church director of music, will present a concert of organ music in the church sanctuary as part of its 2017 Artist Series. The concert will feature music from composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles-Marie Widor. In addition, Neuenschwander will perform a special variation set on the national anthem. A free-will offering will be received.
St. Marks Opioid Epidemic Support Series 6:30 pm
St. Marks Opioid Epidemic Support Series @ St. Marks United Methodist Church
Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Marks United Methodist Church is trying to do its part by hosting a series of classes related to the opioid epidemic this fall. Classes will be held five consecutive Sundays, Oct. 15 through Nov. 12. Supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by class from 7-8. Sessions are open to anyone, not just members of the church, and are free of charge. Attendees do not have to attend all five weeks, but are asked to call ahead so organizers know how many people to prepare supper for. To register, call the church at 419-422-4236. The first week’s class will focus on “How did we get here?” That is, where did the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic come from? Rev. Mark Hollinger, pastor of St. Marks, noted that 80 percent of narcotics in the world are prescribed in the United States — which has just 5 percent of the world’s population. The second week will include representatives from the Findlay Police Department and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office who will discuss the nature of drug dealing and trafficking in Findlay, looking at both prevention and interdiction. Hollinger said all the speakers throughout the five weeks will provide a local perspective, not just national statistics or information. He will provide resources and materials each week on where to get help and support. The third week will feature representatives from Tree Line and the men’s recovery house who will talk about how they help people transition from drug use into productivity. Week four will explore the effects on the family, including the huge increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and will also feature a woman in recovery who has “gone through the Findlay system” and is now “a wonderful success story,” Hollinger said. The final week will look at drug court and the shift to encouraging people toward recovery “instead of locking people up, which really doesn’t do anybody any good” and also costs a lot of state resources, he said. This session will explore some of the different pathways used to get people the help they need.
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Hancock County Veterans Day Parade 2:00 pm
Hancock County Veterans Day Parade @ Baldwin and South Main streets, Findlay
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm
The Hancock County Veterans Council will host a Veterans Day parade and services Sunday. Parade lineup will begin at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Baldwin and South Main streets. The parade will step off at 2 p.m. sharp and will proceed north on Main Street to the war memorial at Center and North Main streets. where services honoring veterans will be held. Those planning to attend are asked to contact Hancock County Veterans Council President William Johns at findlaybj@gmail.com or 419-721-7275.
Grand Love 4:00 pm
Grand Love
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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 info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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 info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
First Step Women’s Enrichment Series: Holiday Craft Class 6:00 pm
First Step Women’s Enrichment Series: Holiday Craft Class @ First Step Women's Resource Center
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm
First Step, as part of its Women’s Enrichment Series, will present a holiday craft class at 6 p.m. Nov. 13. Sherry Kennedy will show participants how to create a 12-by-12-inch framed piece. Work stations will be set up to create a series of mini panel/mat designs that will be arranged in the frame to create a holiday decoration. The cost is $20. For more information, call 419-435-7300.
Watercolor Painting Class 6:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Class @ Putnam County District Library -- Continental
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A watercolor painting class with Jeanne Beutler will be held from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Putnam County District Library’s Continental location. The subject of the 8-by-10-inch painting in a pineapple. A $10 fee includes all supplies. Registration is required by Monday by calling 419-596-3727.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Nov 13 @ 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.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
Bluffton’s Honor Code in the World 11:00 am
Bluffton’s Honor Code in the World @ Yoder Recital Hall
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am
Mark Bourassa, assistant dean of students at Bluffton University and director of the University Event Complex, will present the forum, “Bluffton’s Honor Code in the World” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Yoder Recital Hall. Bourassa will examine the historical context of honor codes in the United States as well as Bluffton University. Bourassa will also reflect on the impact of creating individual cultures of integrity through the honor code.
Fostoria Flu Vaccination Clinic 11:00 am
Fostoria Flu Vaccination Clinic @ Kaubisch Memorial Public Library
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Seasonal flu vaccination clinics for adults 18 and older will be held at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital’s Conference Center from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Kaubisch Memorial Library, 205 Perry St., Fostoria. The cost is $31, which is covered by Medicare Part B. A Medicare card and photo ID are required for those who utilize Medicare. For more information, call 419-436-6688.
Putnam County District Library Technology Class 1:00 pm
Putnam County District Library Technology Class
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Technology classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and its branches in November. Sessions are open to those who need help with their laptop, tablet, Kindle, iPad, smartphone or MP3 player. Instructions will also be given on how to download e-books, magazines, music, videos or audiobooks from the library. Available times and locations include: Ottawa: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 14, 21, 28 and 29, 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22; Columbus Grove: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 2; Pandora-Riley Township: 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 7; Ottoville-Monterey Township, 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15; Kalida-Union Township, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16; Continental: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Call 419-523-3747 for an appointment and schedule a 30-minute session or two consecutive times if more time is needed.
Bluffton Public Library Poetry Tea Time 3:30 pm
Bluffton Public Library Poetry Tea Time @ Bluffton Public Library
Nov 14 @ 3:30 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host a poetry tea time at 3:30 p.m. today. All ages are welcome. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
Youtheatre Club 4:00 pm
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 14 @ 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.
Addiction Support Program for Children 5:00 pm
Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills. For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email vermillionk@frcohio.com.
Dave Essinger Book Signing 6:00 pm
Dave Essinger Book Signing @ Ruscilli Family Bookstore in the Center for Student Life, University of Findlay
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm
The University of Findlay’s Ruscilli Family Bookstore in the Center for Student Life will host a reading and book signing with Dave Essinger, associate professor of English, at 6 p.m. today. Essinger’s novel, “Running Out,” centers on a family’s survival following a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness. The protagonist, a long distance runner, decides to leave his injured wife and child behind in order to seek help.
Legends and Lore of the Leipsic Library 6:30 pm
Legends and Lore of the Leipsic Library @ Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial Library
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm
A presentation on the legends and lore of the Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial Library will be given at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Historian Ruth Wilhelm will discuss the history of the house, the Edwards family and Earl, the resident spirit.
Findlay Area Rental Association Meeting 7:00 pm
Findlay Area Rental Association Meeting @ The Sherman House Community Room
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
Hancock County judges will be speaking at the meeting of Findlay Area Rental Association at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Sherman House Community Room, 115 E. Front St. The meeting will provide an opportunity for rental association members and the public to discuss policies, procedures, and tenant/landlord laws.
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Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series 2:00 pm
Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series @ The Ritz Theatre
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm
The Ritz Theatre will show movies that played an integral role in the building’s history, which was built in 1928. The matinee movie series is dubbed “Close, but No Cigar,” featuring some of the greatest actresses never to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961) shows Nov. 15; “Auntie Mame” (1958) is Dec. 13; “Captain January” (1936) is Jan. 24; “Morocco” (1930) is Feb. 14; “Sorry, Wrong Number” (1948) is March 14; “Camille” (1936) is April 18; and “Splendor in the Grass” (1961) is May 16.
ONU HealthWise Mobile Health Clinic 3:00 pm
ONU HealthWise Mobile Health Clinic @ Bluffton Public Library
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., will host a free mobile health clinic provided by ONU HealthWise from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 15 on the lower level of the library. Screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, osteoporosis and skin scope, a machine that screens for sun damage to the skin, will be offered to citizens of all ages. Referrals to area doctors will be made available. No registration is necessary. Call the library at 419-358-5016 for more information.
Community Foundation “Speed Dating” Volunteer Event 5:30 pm
Community Foundation “Speed Dating” Volunteer Event @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Community Foundation will host a “speed dating” event Nov. 15 for individuals interested in serving on a nonprofit board or committee. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. It is open to the public, and no prior board experience is necessary. RSVP at 419-425-1100 or www.community-foundation.com. Any nonprofit organization in need of volunteers, committee or board members is encouraged to host a table. At least one representative per agency is required. Informational materials and job descriptions are also suggested. Table reservations must be made by Nov. 8.
Leonids Meteor Shower Program 6:00 pm
Leonids Meteor Shower Program @ Phillips Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm
A program about the Leonids Meteor Shower will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the portable planetarium in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The meteor shower continues through Nov. 30 with the peak this Friday. The program will be hosted by the Hancock Park District. Participants must sit on the floor. The family program is free, but registration is required by 4 p.m. Wednesday online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
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Babies Love Books 10:00 am
Babies Love Books @ Bluffton Public Library
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am
Babies Love Books will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bluffton Public Library. The event will include stories, movement and songs for babies and toddlers from birth to 3 years of age. Activities are chosen to promote language and motor development.
Blanchard Valley Chapter of the Battle of the Bulge Association Meeting 1:00 pm
Blanchard Valley Chapter of the Battle of the Bulge Association Meeting @ Kathy’s Korner
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm
The Blanchard Valley Chapter of the Battle of the Bulge Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kathy’s Korner in Arcadia. Lunch will be at 1 p.m., followed by a short business meeting. Any Wold War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge is welcome to attend along with their family, friends and other veterans. Call 419-435-3588 for more information.
United Way Synergy Session 1:00 pm
United Way Synergy Session @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
To assist the community in establishing collaborative efforts, United Way will host a synergy session on from 1-5 p.m. Thursday at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Register at http://liveunitedhancockcounty.org/synergy-session. For more information about the letters of intent or the event, contact Beverly Phillips at 419-423-1432 or Beverly.phillips@uwhancock.org.
United Way Synergy Session 1:00 pm
United Way Synergy Session @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
United Way of Hancock County will host a fast-paced, idea-generating event from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. The “Synergy Session” is open to nonprofit organizations, companies, businesses, churches or education representatives with an interest in addressing financial stability for at-risk or low-income families in Hancock County. Participants will have an opportunity to network with other organizations and share information about their programs, products or needs as related to financial stability. Event organizers will encourage the identification of gaps and the development of new ideas to build a stronger web of financial stability for Hancock County residents. The event is a followup to the agency’s recently unveiled Financial Stability Initiative. United Way of Hancock County has committed to making $5 million available over the next five years to fund collective impact-driven, collaborative projects that will improve financial stability for hundreds of families. The timing of the event is purposefully scheduled to be shortly after United Way’s new “request for proposal” process is made public Nov. 10. The first round of grants will be due Feb. 1. As an alternative, grant applicants may choose to apply for funding later in the year during a second round of grant applications due May 31. The event is free. Register at http://liveunitedhancockcounty.org/synergy-session.
Military Veteran’s Recognition Program and Dinner 5:00 pm
Military Veteran’s Recognition Program and Dinner @ Findlay High School cafeteria
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm
Findlay High School will hold its 17th annual Military Veteran’s Recognition Program and Dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 in the cafeteria. All Findlay High School alumni and former students are invited to attend. Those planning to attend are asked to send their name, address, branch of service and years and graduation year, along with the name of their spouse or guest and a photo in uniform, no later than Nov. 1 to Roger Powell, FHS Alumni Director, Findlay High School, 1200 Broad Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840.
Group S.T.A.R. Holiday Memories Program 5:30 pm
Group S.T.A.R. Holiday Memories Program @ Blanchard Valley Hospital
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services’ Group S.T.A.R. (Special Times Always Remembered) will offer a Holiday Memories program for bereaved children ages 6 through 12. The program allows children to come together with their peers and participate in activities that will help them express their feelings while creating lasting memories of their loved one. Holiday Memories will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. Dinner will be provided, and family members are encouraged to return at 7:15 to participate in a closing ceremony. RSVP is required by Nov. 10. Call 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.    
Andrew Liebermann and Stephanie Titus 7:30 pm
Andrew Liebermann and Stephanie Titus @ Yoder Recital Hall
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Bluffton University faculty members Andrew Liebermann and Stephanie Titus will introduce 20th and 21st century compositions for piano and saxophone that push the instruments’ boundaries. Most of the works presented are by living composers and some are rarely played due to their extreme difficulty.
Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert 7:30 pm
Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium at Findlay High School
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra will pay a musical tribute to some of the iconic heroes and villains who have shaped popular culture at its annual pops concert Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Findlay High School’s R.L. Heminger Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5, and the money collected supports the orchestra program. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Courtney Rinesmith and Rachel Krueger, both seniors, will perform a piano duo titled “The Scarlet Cape.” In addition, a selection called “The Ludlows” will feature Sophie Wohl, senior, and Gabi Gazette, junior, on violin; Chloe Sena, senior, on piano; and Jason Wagner, FHS art teacher, on guitar. The orchestra will perform seven additional selections, including: music from “Godzilla”; “Peer Gynt Suite” selections; “Star Wars (Main Title)”; “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead”; “A Matador’s Tale”; “A Carol for Another Christmas”; and “The Phantom of the Opera.” A commentary and slideshow will introduce each piece. Wagner will serve as the commentator and Jan Bishop will provide interlude harp music. For more information, email Ken Pressel at kpressel@fcs.org or call 419-422-7158.
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Service Group of the Mennonite Home Communities Bake Sale 9:00 am
Service Group of the Mennonite Home Communities Bake Sale @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Service Group of the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Bluffton, will hold its annual Thanksgiving bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Mennonite Memorial Home lobby, 410 W. Elm St. The sale will feature a variety of baked goods including cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies, noodles and breads. The service group will also sell and take orders for homemade hickory nut and black walnut pies. Call Benji Bergstrand at 419-358-1015, ext. 248, with questions or to place a phone order. Proceeds from the sales will be used to benefit the elders of MHCO.
The Regulation of Internet Communication in Conservative Mennonite Conferences and Fellowships 4:00 pm
The Regulation of Internet Communication in Conservative Mennonite Conferences and Fellowships @ Stutzman Lecture Hall
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm
Gerald Mast, professor of communication, will present the colloquium “The Regulation of Internet Communication in Conservative Mennonite Conferences and Fellowships” at 4 p.m. Friday in Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University. Mast will discuss his research into the diverse and changing practices by which conservative Mennonite communities have engaged in digital communication technology. He says conservative Mennonites have developed strategies for resisting personal use of networked computers and smartphones while remaining commercially involved in a digital world. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Bluffton University Nutrition Association Harvest Dinner 5:00 pm
Bluffton University Nutrition Association Harvest Dinner @ Bluffton Middle School cafeteria
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Bluffton University Nutrition Association will hold its annual harvest dinner, benefiting the Bluffton Community Assistance Corp. and the Churches United Pantry in Lima, from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Bluffton Middle School cafeteria, 102 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. This year’s dinner will feature comfort food including chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert. Many of the ingredients were sourced locally through donations from area farms and businesses. All proceeds will benefit the food pantries in Bluffton and Lima. Bluffton University food and nutrition students will prepare the food from scratch. Students in the SERVE student organization will serve the food, while music majors will provide the entertainment. Ceramic pieces including bowls made by art students will also be available for an additional donation.
As You Walk, Your Life Speaks to Your Neighbors 6:00 pm
As You Walk, Your Life Speaks to Your Neighbors @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gordon and Judy Grieve from Ontario, Canada, will present “As You Walk, Your Life Speaks to Your Neighbors” during a Prayer Walking the Streets as a Lifestyle gathering from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17. Their talk will take place in the day chapel at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road, and is open to the public. Contact Cathy Schock at cathyschock17@gmail.com for more details.
Classic Movie Night — “Goldfinger” 7:00 pm
Classic Movie Night — “Goldfinger” @ Hancock Historical Museum
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Hancock Historical Museum will host its monthly classic movie night at 7 p.m. Friday with a screening of “Goldfinger.” This James Bond classic, starring Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Honor Blackman, won the Academy Award for Best Effects in 1965. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. This month’s movie is sponsored by the Gleaner’s Life Insurance Society — Flag City Arbor.
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Red Cross Blood Drive — Jenera 8:30 am
Red Cross Blood Drive — Jenera @ Trinity Lutheran School gymnasium
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
A blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Trinity Lutheran School gymnasium, 105 Allen St., Jenera. Sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code TRINITYJENERA.
Gilboa UMC Fall Rummage Sale 9:00 am
Gilboa UMC Fall Rummage Sale @ Gilboa United Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A fall rummage sale at Gilboa United Methodist Church, 102 Franklin St., Gilboa, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18. Some items will be priced and others will be sold by donation. Items not sold by 4 p.m. can be picked up or will otherwise be donated to a charitable cause. For more information, call 419-456-3354.
John Stewart UMC Prayer Encounter Seminar 9:00 am
John Stewart UMC Prayer Encounter Seminar @ John Stewart United Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
A prayer encounter seminar, led by nationally renowned speaker Dr. Terry Teykl, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at John Stewart United Methodist Church, 130 W. Johnson St., Upper Sandusky. The prayer encounter is a time of worship, teaching, ministry, prayer and fellowship. Teykl, a pastor for 27 years, actively teaches and preaches on one topic: mobilizing the local church to pray and win the lost. Cost is $10 per person for a box lunch, and a freewill offering will be collected during the encounter. For more information or to register, call the church office at 419-294-2867 or visit www.johnstewartumc.com.
Blanchard Valley Center Direct Support Professionals Job Fair 10:00 am
Blanchard Valley Center Direct Support Professionals Job Fair @ Blanchard Valley Center
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blanchard Valley Center will host a job fair for direct support professionals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the center, 1700 E. Sandusky St. Anyone interested in becoming a direct support professional is invited to attend and meet a variety of agency representatives who will answer questions and discuss their job openings. Attendees must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
David Johnson 11:00 am
David Johnson @ Putnam County District Library -- Fort Jennings
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am
Author David Johnson will discuss his book at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Putnam County District Library’s Fort Jennings branch. Johnson will talk about his book, “Fort Amanda — A Historical Redress,” which includes historical facts about Fort Jennings.
Family Fun Mad Scientist Program 11:00 am
Family Fun Mad Scientist Program @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora-Riley Township Branch
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am
A “Family Fun Mad Scientist” program will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Putnam County District Library’s Pandora-Riley Township location. The program is free. Participants will create mad science fun.
Minecraft Mania 1:30 pm
Minecraft Mania @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host “Minecraft Mania” for grades 2-12 on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Lindamood Room. There will be Minecraft-inspired crafts, activities and more. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712 ext. 237.
Jones Mansion Harvest Tea 3:00 pm
Jones Mansion Harvest Tea @ The Jones Mansion
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm
The Jones Mansion will host a Thanksgiving-themed Harvest Tea featuring festive food and sweet treats inspired by the holiday. The event’s proceeds go toward the mansion’s restoration and upkeep. Seating is limited.
The Life Cycle of a Star 6:00 pm
The Life Cycle of a Star @ Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm
Susan Nims, with the Millstream Astronomy Club, will present a program on the life cycle of a star at 6 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. After the program, participants may view Saturn and Mercury through telescopes that are provided or they may bring their own. Club members will be available to assist. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Little Shop of Horrors 7:00 pm
Little Shop of Horrors @ North Baltimore High School
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
 
Siberian Solstice 7:00 pm
Siberian Solstice @ Christ’s Church
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
Originating as a small church band that played three Trans-Siberian Orchestra songs as part of a Christmas service in 2005, Siberian Solstice realized the power and inspiration possible with TSO music and began putting together a complete show of TSO songs. The show includes the narrated story, “The Angel’s Gift,” and features a light show along with a video presentation. Admission: Free, with freewill offering taken.
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Johnsons Island Civil War Roundtable 3:00 pm
Johnsons Island Civil War Roundtable @ Carmies of Tiffin
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm
Bob Gillmor, who does a booming business in Old Fort, will present “Cannons of the Civil War” to the Johnsons Island Civil War Roundtable on Sunday. Gillmor became a full-time cannon maker in 2001 and is an instructor for Navy sea cadets learning to use cannons. His presentation will include a look at cannons built over the years and movies in which his equipment has been used, including the HBO “John Adams” series. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at Carmies of Tiffin, 2460 Ohio 231 South. Dinner for those who wish to stay begins at 5.
Little Shop of Horrors 3:00 pm
Little Shop of Horrors @ North Baltimore High School
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm
 
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers Concert 3:00 pm
University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers Concert @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation along with the Christmas holiday, the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers will present a concert featuring selections by Bach and Handel. The performance, which will be free and open to the public, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. No tickets will be required. It will be conducted by SeaHwa Jung, assistant professor of music. Musical selections will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” and George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” Bach’s piece, which translates to “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” is a choral cantata composed during the 1700s in honor of Reformation Day, which is traditionally celebrated on Oct. 31. It was first published in 1821, and comprises eight movements. Handel’s “Messiah” is an English language oratorio composed in 1741. Structurally resembling operatic form, this piece is not as dramatic. It was written for modest vocal and instrumental inclusion. Over the years, however, it has been adapted to accommodate larger choirs and soaring performances depicting Jesus’ life, the passion and resurrection.
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Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Nov 20 @ 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.
Unused Carey Village Equipment Auction 12:00 pm
Unused Carey Village Equipment Auction @ Carey safety services building
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm
An auction of unused Carey village equipment, and some items from surrounding townships, will be held at noon Nov. 20 in the safety services building on the western edge of town.
Cut the Craft 1:00 pm
Cut the Craft @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm
The next Cut the Craft sessions at the Forest-Jackson Public Library will be held at 1 and 7 p.m. Monday. Participants will make a vintage bulb snowman ornament. Supplies will be provided, and sessions are open to teens and adults.
Grand Love 4:00 pm
Grand Love
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.
Family Movie: “Cars 3” 5:30 pm
Family Movie: “Cars 3” @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will host a family movie from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. “Cars 3,” rated G, will be shown in the Lindamood Room. Popcorn and water will be provided. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712.
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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 info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
Concordia Lutheran Church Young Adult Class 6:00 pm
Concordia Lutheran Church Young Adult Class @ George House
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm
Concordia Lutheran Church will host its young adult class at 6 p.m. Monday at George House under the leadership of Elder Greg Cole. Additional information is available at www.concordiafindlay.com or by phone at 419-422-4209.
CPR/AED/First Aid Class 6:00 pm
CPR/AED/First Aid Class @ American Red Cross -- North Central Ohio Chapter
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is offering adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid classes at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. To register or to find another area class, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.
Estate Planning Program 6:30 pm
Estate Planning Program @ Putnam County District Library -- Pandora-Riley Township Branch
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm
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.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Nov 20 @ 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.
Bridge Bereavement Services — Coping With Loss During The Holidays 7:00 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services — Coping With Loss During The Holidays @ Blanchard Valley Hospital
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a presentation focusing on how to cope with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. The presentation is free and open to the public, and registration is not required. Contact Niki Sidle, bereavement coordinator, at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org for more information.
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Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program 9:00 am
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Putnam County Extension office this year will be offering the Master Gardener training program, which provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Specialists from the Ohio State University will be teaching sessions along with some local experts. Topics will include botany, plant selection, landscaping with annuals and perennials, vegetable gardening, tree selection and identification, fruit tree care, pesticides, soils, and plant and insect identification. Classes will begin Oct. 3 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays through Nov. 21. The course fee is $125 per person or $150 per couple. Classes will be held at the Putnam County Extension office, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa. Sign up by Thursday by calling 419-523-6294 or emailing meyer.524@osu.edu.
What Animals Do In Winter 9:00 am
What Animals Do In Winter @ Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A daylong program about what animals do in preparation for winter will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a sack lunch and a reusable water bottle. The program is for children 6 to 12 years old. Registration is $15 per child and must be made by 4:30 p.m. today, either online at www.HancockParks.com under “Programs & Activities,” or in person at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St. A medical form is required and available online or at the park district office. The program will be held with a minimum of four and a maximum of 24 individuals. For more information, call the park district office at 419-425-7275.
Mornings with Mommy 9:30 am
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Nov 21 @ 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.
Being Smarter Than You Are: A Conversation with Two Writers About Writing 11:00 am
Being Smarter Than You Are: A Conversation with Two Writers About Writing @ Yoder Recital Hall
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am
Andrew Hudgins and Erin McGraw, emeritus professors of English from Ohio State University, will present “Being Smarter Than You Are: A Conversation with Two Writers About Writing,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University The forum is part of Bluffton’s 34th annual English Festival. High school students are invited to spend the day at Bluffton to interact with speakers and Bluffton English faculty. During the presentation, this married couple will read from their work and discuss the cross-pollination that occurs when two writers not only live together, but argue with one another. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Professional Manners 101: How to Make a Great Impression 11:00 am
Professional Manners 101: How to Make a Great Impression @ Stutzman Lecture Hall
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am
Robin Reeves, founder and director of Reeves Etiquette and Image Consulting, will present the Bluffton University Forum, “Professional Manners 101: How to Make a Great Impression,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. She will demonstrate how students can elevate their professional brand through body language, conversation skills and appropriate dining etiquette.
Putnam County District Library Technology Class 1:00 pm
Putnam County District Library Technology Class
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Technology classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and its branches in November. Sessions are open to those who need help with their laptop, tablet, Kindle, iPad, smartphone or MP3 player. Instructions will also be given on how to download e-books, magazines, music, videos or audiobooks from the library. Available times and locations include: Ottawa: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 14, 21, 28 and 29, 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22; Columbus Grove: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 2; Pandora-Riley Township: 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 7; Ottoville-Monterey Township, 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15; Kalida-Union Township, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16; Continental: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Call 419-523-3747 for an appointment and schedule a 30-minute session or two consecutive times if more time is needed.
Addiction Support Program for Children 5:00 pm
Addiction Support Program for Children @ Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A six-week support program for children of parents with addiction will begin meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Presented by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, the program is open to youth ages 12-17. It is designed to help youth understand the hardships their family and they themselves may go through while working on problem solving, communication, social and coping skills. For more information, contact Kendra Vermillion at 419-422-8616, ext. 138, or email vermillionk@frcohio.com.
Bloomdale Trinity UMC Thanksgiving Party 6:30 pm
Bloomdale Trinity UMC Thanksgiving Party @ Trinity United Methodist Church
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Mulberry St., Bloomdale, will hold a Thanksgiving party in the church basement from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Kids ages 6-12 years are invited to attend for stories, crafts, games and treats. Call Jane at 419-299-3690 for more details.
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You’re Not Alone 7:00 pm
You’re Not Alone @ Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You’re Not Alone support group meets 7-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) meeting room, 438 Carnahan Ave., Findlay. Call 419-722-4506.
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Women’s Resource Center Turkey Trot 5K 9:00 am
Women’s Resource Center Turkey Trot 5K @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
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.
Trinity Lutheran Church Thanksgiving Mass 9:30 am
Trinity Lutheran Church Thanksgiving Mass @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am
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.
Ottawa Trinity UMC Thanksgiving Dinner 11:30 am
Ottawa Trinity UMC Thanksgiving Dinner @ Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa
Nov 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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 Community Thanksgiving Dinner 11:30 am
StoneBridge Church Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ StoneBridge Church
Nov 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
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 Thanksgiving Dinner 12:30 pm
Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God Thanksgiving Dinner @ Lighthouse Pentecostal Church of God
Nov 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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.
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Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes 2:00 pm
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm
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.
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Grand Love 4:00 pm
Grand Love
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family 5:30 pm
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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 info@namiwoodcounty.org for more information or to register.
Watercolor Workshop 5:30 pm
Watercolor Workshop @ Bluffton Public Library
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm
Jeanne Beutler will conduct a watercolor workshop at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Bluffton Public Library. There is a $10 supply fee at the door, cash only. Registration is required by calling the library at 419-358-5016.
Estate Planning Program 6:30 pm
Estate Planning Program @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm
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.
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes 6:30 pm
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm
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.
Monday Funday 6:30 pm
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Nov 27 @ 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.
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Holiday Memories Wreath-Making Workshop 11:00 am
Holiday Memories Wreath-Making Workshop @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Park
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Bridge Hospice Bereavement Services will offer holiday memories wreath-making workshops in both Findlay and Bowling Green this month. The Findlay event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Park, 16618 Township Road 208. Bowling Green’s event will be held 4-7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Bowling Green Park Scout Building, 520 Conneaut Ave. Wreath-making is scheduled in half-hour increments during event times. Bridge Bereavement Services will offer the material needed to create a live evergreen wreath. RSVP is required, and sessions fill quickly. Call Bridge at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.
Chaos by Design: How to Create Adversity and Thrive 12:00 pm
Chaos by Design: How to Create Adversity and Thrive @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Dan Rogers, president and CEO of Cherry Street Mission Ministries in Toledo, will present “Chaos by Design: How to Create Adversity and Thrive” from noon to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 28 in the auditorium at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 N. Main St. The free networking event will include lunch. Register at winebrenner.edu or call Lisa Cross at 419-434-4208 for more information.
Putnam County District Library Technology Class 1:00 pm
Putnam County District Library Technology Class
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Technology classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and its branches in November. Sessions are open to those who need help with their laptop, tablet, Kindle, iPad, smartphone or MP3 player. Instructions will also be given on how to download e-books, magazines, music, videos or audiobooks from the library. Available times and locations include: Ottawa: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 14, 21, 28 and 29, 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22; Columbus Grove: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 2; Pandora-Riley Township: 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 7; Ottoville-Monterey Township, 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15; Kalida-Union Township, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16; Continental: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Call 419-523-3747 for an appointment and schedule a 30-minute session or two consecutive times if more time is needed.
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes 6:30 pm
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm
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.
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Putnam County District Library Technology Class 1:00 pm
Putnam County District Library Technology Class
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Technology classes will be offered at the Putnam County District Library and its branches in November. Sessions are open to those who need help with their laptop, tablet, Kindle, iPad, smartphone or MP3 player. Instructions will also be given on how to download e-books, magazines, music, videos or audiobooks from the library. Available times and locations include: Ottawa: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, 8, 14, 21, 28 and 29, 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 22; Columbus Grove: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 2; Pandora-Riley Township: 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 7; Ottoville-Monterey Township, 1:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15; Kalida-Union Township, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 16; Continental: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 30. Call 419-523-3747 for an appointment and schedule a 30-minute session or two consecutive times if more time is needed.
Holiday Memories Wreath-Making Workshop 4:00 pm
Holiday Memories Wreath-Making Workshop @ Bowling Green Park Scout Building
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bridge Hospice Bereavement Services will offer holiday memories wreath-making workshops in both Findlay and Bowling Green this month. The Findlay event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Park, 16618 Township Road 208. Bowling Green’s event will be held 4-7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Bowling Green Park Scout Building, 520 Conneaut Ave. Wreath-making is scheduled in half-hour increments during event times. Bridge Bereavement Services will offer the material needed to create a live evergreen wreath. RSVP is required, and sessions fill quickly. Call Bridge at 419-423-5351 or email bridge@bvhealthsystem.org.
Pandora UMC Community Meal 5:30 pm
Pandora UMC Community Meal @ Pandora United Methodist Church
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora. The meal this month is provided by First National Bank of Pandora. The menu will be shredded chicken sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, assorted desserts, drink and coffee.
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes 6:30 pm
Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Wreath-Making Classes @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm
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.
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Birds of Chicago 7:30 pm
Birds of Chicago @ Roy and Marcia Armes Hall at Marathon Center for Performing Arts
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Birds of Chicago will fly into Findlay to play their brand of Americana music as part of the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Live @ Armes series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the MCPA’s Roy and Marcia Armes Hall. Led by the husband and wife team of JT Nero and Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago is touring in support of its new EP, “American Flowers,” released on Friday. The group recently finished recording its “sprawling rock and roll circus of an album,” “Love in Wartime,” co-produced by Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, to be released next April on Signature Sounds, according to the band’s website. However, Nero wrote six songs that didn’t fit onto the upcoming album, and having relocated to Nashville, the Birds of Chicago decided to throw themselves their own welcome-to-town party by recording an acoustic EP at Steve Dawson’s Henhouse Studio. New friends like Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids and Maya de Vitry of the Stray Birds joined the recording, and the Birds emerged after a couple of days with the raw, spontaneous, and warm-sounding “American Flowers.” The website describes the EP as “‘Love in Wartime”s cousin from the country,” rounding out Birds of Chicago’s offering of healing, communion and celebration of life through their music. The band members enjoy singing for new audiences, touring 200 nights a year since their 2012 formation, when Nero started writing for Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own — Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together they detected an unmistakable chemistry, according to the website. Drawing heavily from gospel tradition, the music displays “stark, elemental imagery that feels like Scripture, or a lost folk song recovered,” the website said. Partial proceeds from “American Flowers” will go toward Chicago’s South Side-based Teen Living Programs, a nonprofit that benefits homeless and at-risk youth. The Live @ Armes Series is meant to create an intimate, jazz club atmosphere, featuring general admission theater-style seating on the main floor or general admission bistro-style tabletop seating, with four seats per table. The main floor tickets cost $25, the tabletop seats are $35 and they can be ordered by calling the Marathon Center’s box office at 419-423-2787, and visiting the box office in person at 200 W. Main Cross St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. For more information, visit www.birdsofchicago.com.

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