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9:00 am Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Johnny Appleseed Park District Weed Pulling Events
Apr 18 @ 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.
12:00 pm Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Lunch and Learn @ Berky Hall, Bluffton University
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2018 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 14 to April 18 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, limited space is available for each lunch. Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon to 1 p.m. The 2018 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton. Dates and topics include: Feb. 14 — Clarifying the confusion with oils; easy ways to increase fish in your diet Feb. 21 — Soups and flatbreads: quick and healthy supper ideas Feb. 28 — Using new spice and the Instant pot: getting out of the ordinary meal pattern March 14 — Making meals around produce: increase lutein and ellagic acid to fight disease March 21 — Quick supper ideas: clever use of leftovers and wraps March 28 — Easy substitutions to increase fiber and decrease fat and sugar April 4 — Consumer 101: whole grains and introducing sorghum as an alternative grain April 11 — New ideas to make easy vegan and allergy-friendly meals April 18 — New and exciting ideas for on-the-go breakfast and lunch Only 15 seats are available per meal. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu
12:00 pm Red Cross Blood Drive @ Ottawa American Legion
Red Cross Blood Drive @ Ottawa American Legion
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
There will be a blood donation opportunity from 12 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Ottawa American Legion, 218 W. Main St., Ottawa.
1:00 pm Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey @ 50 North
Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey @ 50 North
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm
50 North has announced a number of upcoming programs, including a new mystery series taking place during the spring quarter: “Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey” will be presented at 1 p.m. April 18. Over twenty years later, the public continues to be captivated by this 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered in her Boulder, Colorado, home. Questions have dogged investigators as they continue to work the case. Key moments in the story will be presented by historian Mike Gilbert at 1 p.m. April 18. Registration and a $5 fee are required by April 16.
2:00 pm Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series @ The Ritz Theatre
Ritz Theatre Matinee Movie Series @ The Ritz Theatre
Apr 18 @ 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.
6:30 pm Prehistoric Wyandot County @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Prehistoric Wyandot County @ Upper Sandusky Community Library
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm
The Upper Sandusky Community Library and Jeb Bowen will present “Prehistoric Wyandot County” at 6:30 p.m. April 18 in the library’s basement. The program is free.
7:30 pm 24/7 Dad @ First Step
24/7 Dad @ First Step
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A 12-session “24/7 Dad” fatherhood program will be offered at First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. Classes start April 17 and will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both morning and evening classes are available, with child care provided. The program through the National Fatherhood Initiative is designed to nurture self-awareness, compassion and a sense of responsibility. For more information, call First Step at 419-435-7300 or visit the office.

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