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9:00 am Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community members are invited to help Johnny Appleseed Park District save native flowers from garlic mustard, an invasive weed from Europe. Pulling events are held from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April and May beginning at Kendrick Woods, then moving on to Hermon Woods, Teddy Bear, Lippincott Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park. Anyone who would like to help should contact Anne Smedley at 419-221-1232 or ASmedley@jampd.com. Volunteers with sturdy woven plastic bags to hold the pulled mustard are asked to bring them along or donate them at the park office.
9:30 am Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Mornings with Mommy @ Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Apr 16 @ 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.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 16 @ 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.
1:00 pm Know the Ten Signs @ 50 North
Know the Ten Signs @ 50 North
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm
Hosted by 50 North, “Know the Ten Signs” will benefit anyone who is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, or who knows someone experiencing these symptoms. The 1 p.m. April 16 program will explore the benefits of early Alzheimer’s disease detection, including the chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. The program is free, and registration is required today.
3:30 pm Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Apr 16 @ 3:30 pm
A support group for caregivers of spouses or family members with Alzheimer’s disease is scheduled the third Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. The group meets in the library at the Home, located at 410 W. Elm Street. Group facilitators are Tricia Herrmann, RN, and Janet Schroeder, LSW. The focus of the group is to allow each member to discuss his/her issues involved in caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s. Speakers can be brought in to address specific topics at the request of the group. For more information, contact Herrmann at 419-358-1015, ext. 221, or therrmann@mhcoliving.org.
4:30 pm Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Apr 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Grand Love, a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, meets Mondays, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at 1941 Carlin St., Findlay. Call 419-422-8616.
6:00 pm Family Trivia Night @ Bluffton Public Library
Family Trivia Night @ Bluffton Public Library
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm
The Bluffton Public Library will host family trivia night at 6 p.m. Monday. Groups must be comprised of six members or less who work together as a team to come up with answers and keep score. Family groups do not have to all be related. Questions are geared for late elementary through adult ages, but all are family-friendly. Registration is required by Friday, and forms are available at the front desk.
6:30 pm Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Apr 16 @ 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.
6:30 pm Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My! @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm
Master Gardener Cheryl Miller will present “Rabbits, Flowers and Wildlife … Oh My!” in the Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Miller will share her top 10 flowering summer plants that bunnies do not enjoy and how to protect the flowers bunnies do enjoy. Registration is required. Visit www.findlaylibrary.org or call 419-422-1712 for more information.
6:30 pm Skywarn Weather Spotter Class @ Whirlpool Corp. assembly room
Skywarn Weather Spotter Class @ Whirlpool Corp. assembly room
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Skywarn severe weather spotter class will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 16 in the assembly room at Whirlpool Corp., 4901 N. Main St. The training is being hosted by the National Weather Service in cooperation with the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency and amateur radio operators. The program is free. No reservations are necessary. Skywarn is a nationwide network of volunteers trained by the weather service to report significant weather. Skywarn spotters provide observations of tornadoes, hail, wind and significant cloud formations to provide an information base for severe weather detection and verification. The network is activated whenever there is a threat of severe weather, or the forecast office issues a severe thunderstorm watch, tornado watch or flood watch. No special equipment is necessary to become a trained weather spotter. For more information on Skywarn training, call the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency at 419-424-7092. For more information on severe weather safety, visit the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness website at www.weathersafety.ohio.gov.
7:00 pm Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District Informational Meeting @ Cory-Rawson High School cafeteria
Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District Informational Meeting @ Cory-Rawson High School cafeteria
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
The Southwestern Hancock Joint Fire District board will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Cory-Rawson High School cafeteria for all district residents who have questions regarding the proposed levy. The fire district is requesting a 1.5-mill, five-year levy to pay for fire protection in Union and Van Buren townships, including the Rawson, Mount Cory and Jenera fire departments. The tax would generate about $159,000 annually.

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