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11:30 am Automation Nation: A Panel Discussion on Robotics in Manufacturing @ Findlay Country Club
Automation Nation: A Panel Discussion on Robotics in Manufacturing @ Findlay Country Club
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
A free program, “Automation Nation: A Panel Discussion on Robotics in Manufacturing” will be held for financial executives from manufacturing and distribution businesses from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at Findlay Country Club. Panelists will address the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on productivity, the workforce and the bottom line, and whether area manufacturers are on track to remain competitive. Panelists will be Jim Robey, director of regional and economic planning services for W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan; Tom Ballay, president of Autotec Engineering, Toledo; Troy Wildermuth, director of manufacturing, Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership for the Center for Innovative Food Technology, Toledo; and Tim Mayle, director of Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development. The event, which includes lunch, is sponsored by public accounting firm Gilmore Jasion Mahler. Manufacturing financial executives can RSVP via email at info@gjmltd.com. The event also will be held elsewhere, so the accounting firm asks that those attending the Findlay event specify that in the RSVP.
1:00 pm Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
Delay the Disease @ Mennonite Memorial Home
May 24 @ 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.
4:00 pm Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Hancock County Farmers’ Market @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The 2018 Hancock County Farmers’ Market season runs from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 10 through Oct. 25, at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Visit bit.ly/HCFMvendors or call 419-422-5594 for more information.
5:30 pm Movie Screening: “The Glass Castle” @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Movie Screening: “The Glass Castle” @ Lindamood Room at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
May 24 @ 5:30 pm
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library will screen the movie “The Glass Castle” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lindamood Room. The memoir by Jeannette Walls spent over 200 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was adapted into a film. “The Glass Castle” addresses how Walls’ family struggled with mental health, addiction, hunger and poverty, and how she emerged from these challenges.
6:00 pm Gardening with Essential Oils @ Bluffton Public Library
Gardening with Essential Oils @ Bluffton Public Library
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Emily Ulrey will present a workshop on gardening with essential oils at 6 p.m. May 24 at the Bluffton Public Library. Ulrey will talk about the use of essential oils in the garden to repel pests, attract beneficial insects and help gardens flourish. Participants will also get the chance to mix up one of their own sprays to take home. The program is open to anyone 18 and older. An $8 fee will be collected at the door which includes a 16-ounce glass spray bottle and contents. Registration is required by Thursday.
6:00 pm Grand Love @ McComb School Library
Grand Love @ McComb School Library
May 24 @ 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 ewingd@mccombschool.org.

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