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1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders are encouraged to attend free “Delay the Disease” exercise classes at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. Classes are held from 1-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the chapel and can accommodate those in wheelchairs. Developed by Ohio Health, the program can help participants move about with ease and confidence in a crowd, get out of bed or rise from a chair independently, improve handwriting, dress independently and regain a sense of moving with normality. A physician referral is required and, if falling has been an issue, a participant must be accompanied by someone during the classes. To register, call 419-358-1015, ext. 221.
2:00 pm The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
The Language Archive @ BGSU Wolfe Center for the Arts’ Eva Marie Saint Theatre
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm
Bowling Green State University’s theater department presents playwright Julia Cho’s comedy about a scholar of dead or dying languages who finds it impossible to verbalize love in any of the obscure languages he has mastered, and who may feel more affection for language than for people. Reach the box office at 419-372-8171 between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays or buy tickets at www.bgsu.edu/arts.
5:30 pm Family Movie Night: “Wonder” @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Family Movie Night: “Wonder” @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm
The movie “Wonder” will be shown for Family Movie Night at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library in the Lindamood Room at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Popcorn and water will be provided. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.
5:30 pm Forever Memories for Families Group @ The Hub at Birchaven Village
Forever Memories for Families Group @ The Hub at Birchaven Village
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bridge Bereavement Services will offering a Forever Memories for Families Group focused on loss, grief and healing through the creation of a memory frame. The group, open to any child, adult or family who has recently experienced the death of a loved one, will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Hub at Birchaven Village, 15100 Birchaven Lane. All materials will be provided at no cost, and participants are asked to bring memories and photos of their loved ones. Registration is required by Feb. 9 by calling 800-982-3306 or emailing email@example.com.
6:00 pm American Red Cross CPR Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
American Red Cross CPR Class @ American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is offering first aid and CPR/AED courses in February. The sessions teach people how to perform CPR and use an AED, what to do if someone is choking, and how to prevent and respond to other emergencies until advanced medical help arrives. Participants also learn how to control bleeding and how to respond to seizures. Classes will be offered at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 and 28 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St. Call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class to register.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A support group for grandparents raising their grandkids and other children affected by addiction is forming in McComb. Grand Love, a program sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, premiered in Findlay last May. McComb organizer Deb Ewing said formation of the rural version has been in the works for the past year, with its first meeting set for Jan. 18. Meetings are open to people living in McComb and the surrounding area and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. every Thursday in the McComb school library (enter through north front door #2). Meetings will be facilitated by Family Resource Center professionals, with an emphasis on peer support. Registration is not required, although those bringing kids are encouraged to call ahead so arrangements to provide child care can be made. For more information about McComb’s group, call Ewing at 419-306-9489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:00 pm Thursdays at Yoder: Love is in the Air @ Yoder Recital Hall lobby, Bluffton University
Thursdays at Yoder: Love is in the Air @ Yoder Recital Hall lobby, Bluffton University
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This “Thursdays at Yoder” event will feature live music by Bluffton University’s faculty and students; hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by the Bluffton University Nutrition Association; and complimentary child care.Two seating options, 6 and 8 p.m. Seating is limited.
6:30 pm Evening with a Leader in Occupational Therapy @ Alumni Memorial Union north multipurpose room
Evening with a Leader in Occupational Therapy @ Alumni Memorial Union north multipurpose room
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm
Janice Burke will speak at the University of Findlay Occupational Therapy Program’s 14th annual Evening with a Leader in Occupational Therapy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and at 9:15 a.m. Friday, both in the Alumni Memorial Union’s north multipurpose room. Occupational therapy and health care professionals and the general public are invited to the free talks. Registration is required at https://www.findlay.edu/health-professions/occupational-therapy Burke is a nationally recognized expert on occupational therapy for young children and their families, and the author of publications that address the health-producing effects of “occupation” in individuals with chronic disabilities and the well population. Her Thursday talk is titled “Productivity, Outcomes and Evidence in the Clinic: Protecting the Future of the Therapeutic Encounter.” She will speak Friday on “How Conceptual Ideas Take Hold and Endure: The Model of Human Occupation.” Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants can earn up to four continuing education credits by attending these sessions.