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First Baptist Church Missions Conference @ First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Missions Conference @ First Baptist Church
Oct 8 all-day
First Baptist Church will hold its missions conference Oct. 6-8. The theme is “Seeking Servants to Sow the Seed.” The Rev. Steve Butler, Baptist Mid-Missions administrator of North America Ministries, will open the conference at 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s schedule begins with breakfast in the church fellowship hall at 9 a.m., followed by breakout sessions from 10-11. Butler and Javier Chacon, with Church Planting Ministries in Lima, Peru, will meet with the men, while Chacon’s wife, Rebekah, and Dana Kincaid, a church planting associate in Romania, will meet with the women. A 6:30 p.m. service will include testimonies of all of the missionaries. Sunday’s 9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour will feature Kincaid, followed by Chacon speaking during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. A noon lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. The conference concludes with a 1:30 p.m. service led by Butler. There will be no 6 p.m. service.
Bluffton University Homecoming @ Bluffton University
Bluffton University Homecoming @ Bluffton University
Oct 8 all-day
Bluffton University will celebrate Homecoming weekend Oct. 7 and 8. A free picnic lunch will be available for alumni in an alumni tailgate tent at Emery Sears Athletic Complex from noon until 1:30 p.m., when the Homecoming game against Anderson will begin. Tables will be designated for 1987 football alumni, cheerleaders, managers and coaching staff to celebrate 30 years since that team earned a spot in the playoffs. No reservations are required for the tent; game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth at the gate. Admission is free for children ages 4 and under. From noon to 2 p.m., a Kid Zone, also at Emery Sears Athletic Complex, will offer activities such as inflatables for children ages 5-10. Bluffton mascots J. Denny and Jenny Beaver will also be available for selfie photos. Adult supervision will be provided. Saturday’s activities will conclude with the President’s Banquet, honoring milestones of achievement, service and giving. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Burcky Gym, followed by the banquet at 6:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. Alumni awards will be presented to Dr. Marvin H. Hall, a 1977 graduate who will receive the Professional Achievement Award, and Barbara Stettler, associate professor emerita of family and consumer sciences, who will receive the Faculty/Staff Service Award. In addition, Dr. James Harder, president, will recognize donors for achieving milestones in giving to Bluffton last year. Tickets for the banquet are $25 and may be reserved by Sept. 22 by contacting Julia Szabo in the alumni office at szaboj@bluffton.edu or 419-358-3245. Saturday’s events will also include: Art exhibit, “The Mirror of the Martyrs,” Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring eight of the original copper plates produced by Dutch artist Jan Luyken to illustrate the “Martyrs Mirror.” The exhibit allows visitors to learn about Mennonite religious heritage and its application to contemporary life. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5. Reception for “The Mirror of the Martyrs” exhibit, 10 a.m. to noon, enjoy refreshments and meet Bluffton art faculty. Baseball alumni game, 10 a.m., Emery Sears Athletic Complex Ultimate Frisbee, 4 p.m., Musselman Library Green Homecoming weekend will conclude Sunday, Oct. 8, with a free 2:30 p.m. concert by Bluffton’s Concert Band in Yoder Recital Hall.
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11:00 am Christmas in October Craft Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Christmas in October Craft Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The 30th annual Cloud Productions “Christmas in October” Old Mill Stream craft show will be held Oct. 7-8 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8. The show will feature over 300 artists and crafters from eight states. Shoppers will see displays of Americana, country, primitive, contemporary, shabby chic, folk art and other unique offerings in 11 buildings, a big top tent and dozens of outdoor locations. There will also be pony rides, demonstrations, food and entertainment. Admission is $5 and parking is free. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information, call 419-436-1457 or email cloudpro@tds.net.
12:00 pm Seneca County Park District Oktoberfest @ Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve
Seneca County Park District Oktoberfest @ Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
German food and music, wagon rides and a farmers market will highlight the 13th annual Seneca County Park District Oktoberfest from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, Ohio 19, about two miles south of Bloomville. It is the main fundraiser for Friends of the Seneca County Park District. Volunteers make food and arrange the activities with a German theme, according to the Seneca County Park District. Admission is free. On the menu is bratwurst and wienerle (hot dogs), chairwoman Karin Brown said. Other German favorites such as hot German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, homemade desserts, and hot or cold cider will also be available. People can sit down under a tent to eat their food and listen to the German music of the 25-member Deutschmeisters band, which will be playing from 1 to 4 p.m. After lunch — or before — visitors can climb onto a wagon for a narrated tour of the nature preserve. Tours circle the nature preserve to show off the large lake, three ponds, wetland areas, woods, grasslands and trails, and to inform visitors about the preserve’s history and importance to today’s wildlife. Children can make old-fashioned toys and crafts as well as carve pumpkins. Face painting and puppet shows will also be on hand for kids. The farmers market will have end-of-season fresh produce as well as fall decorations, flowers, jams, jellies and other items. Jeff Meggitt of Tiffin will be demonstrating the drum music of Native American culture. Linda Kirgis will be spinning alpaca wool into yarn at the historic log cabins while people visit alpacas outside. Yarn will be available for purchase. A blacksmith, a woodcarver and a basket-maker will demonstrate their crafts as well. Other nature programs include a presentation by Wind Beneath My Wings raptor rehabilitators, and master bird bander Jim Coffman plans to talk about the park’s new purple martin colony as well as bluebirds and tree swallows. Catch-and-release fishing will be available to those providing their own equipment, and anyone can take a walk along the trails — many of which are wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.
1:00 pm Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
2:00 pm Fall Freeze @ Flag City Sports Complex
Fall Freeze @ Flag City Sports Complex
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The City of Findlay Recreation Department will host its annual Fall Freeze at the Flag City Sports Complex from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. The complex, at 3430 N. Main St., is the home to the Huntington Bank Arena at The Cube, Marathon Diamonds, Miracle Park, The Findlay Youth Football Field and four batting cages, a playground and a walking path. The day’s activities will include wiffle ball at 2 p.m. at Miracle Field, and an ice skating exhibition from 3-3:15 at The Cube, followed by a free ice skating lesson from 3:15-3:45 and a free public skate from 3:45-4:45. There will also be youth football games played from 1-5 and fastpitch softball games from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. All activities are free for families and children of all ages. For more information, call 419-424-7176.
2:00 pm Seussical The Musical @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Seussical The Musical @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm
The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County presents Youtheatre’s production of “Seussical,” sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corp. Performances of the family-friendly musical are at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Tickets are $12 for students, $15 for adults and can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, at marathoncenterarts.org, or by calling 419-423-2787. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The full-length production features 112 youth in grades one through 12 representing area schools and home schools. The show includes stage direction by Julie Lane, assistant stage direction and choreography by Kristina Pritchard and Lindsay Taylor, technical direction by Isaac Steinhour, musical direction by Zach Thomas and Erica Bickhart, makeup design by Marsha Steffan, costume design by Debra Searls, and Craig VanRenterghem serves as producer. “Seussical” follows the Cat in the Hat as he narrates the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Youtheatre is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the state of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County is a nonprofit organization serving Findlay and Hancock County. The mission of the Arts Partnership is to enrich youth through arts education and advocacy. The Arts Partnership is funded in part by the Findlay Area Arts Fund and other funds of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, private donations, corporate and small business donations, and the Ohio Arts Council. For more information, visit the Marathon Center website or artspartnership.com.
2:30 pm Bluffton University Concert Band @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Bluffton University Concert Band @ Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University
Oct 8 @ 2:30 pm
The Bluffton University Concert Band will perform a show during its homecoming weekend. The band will play “Symphonic Suite” by Clifton Williams; Samuel Hazo’s “Southern Hymn”; “A Golden Celebration” by Brant Karrick; “Brighton Beach,” a concert march by William Latham; “Skyline” by Frank Gulino; and “Old Churches” by Michael Colgrass. Roy Couch, assistant professor of music, will conduct.
4:30 pm Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Grand Love @ Family Resource Center
Oct 9 @ 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.
5:30 pm NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
NAMI Wood County Family-to-Family @ NAMI Wood County
Oct 9 @ 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.
5:30 pm NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
NAMI Wood County Peer-to-Peer @ NAMI Wood County
Oct 9 @ 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.
6:00 pm Hancock County Republican Party Fall Dinner @ Sterling Center
Hancock County Republican Party Fall Dinner @ Sterling Center
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, a Republican candidate for Ohio governor, will be the featured speaker when the Hancock County Republican Party holds its fall dinner on Monday, Oct. 9. Registration will be at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will start at 6 p.m. at the Sterling Center, 4550 Fostoria Ave., behind the Hancock County Humane Society. The cost is $15 per person, and participants will pay at the door. Reservations are needed by Tuesday at 419-422-5946 or at FallDinner@HancockCountyGOP.org
6:30 pm Constitutional Law Talk @ American Legion Post 3
Constitutional Law Talk @ American Legion Post 3
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm
A local organization is presenting a talk about the Constitution and other founding government documents on Oct. 9. The Hancock Constitutionalists have asked constitutional attorney KrisAnne Hall, a former prosecutor, to talk to the public about constitutional law. Hall travels the country giving talks about the Constitution and the history surrounding the founding documents. The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the American Legion Post, 120 Front St. in Findlay. Admission is free. For more information call Susan Thompson at 419-423-3622 or Don VanRenterghem at 419-894-6927.
6:30 pm Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Monday Funday @ Forest-Jackson Public Library
Oct 9 @ 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.
9:00 am Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Putnam County Extension Master Gardener Program @ Putnam County OSU Extension Office
Oct 10 @ 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.
11:00 am Privilege, Resilience and Equity in Science Education
Privilege, Resilience and Equity in Science Education
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am
Andrea Motto, manager of public and youth engagement at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, will present the Alumni Forum, “Privilege, Resilience and Equity in Science Education,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Yoder Recital Hall. Motto specializes in youth development in museums and focuses her research on power in science education, environmental justice and barriers to STEM participation for low-income students and students of color. She is currently participating in a National Science Foundation research team studying faculty bias in the geosciences and an international committee on equity in museums. Her presentation will highlight how her experiences growing up in a working class immigrant community guided her toward her current work in addressing issues of race, class and culture in predominately white institutions.
4:00 pm Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Youtheatre Club @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 10 @ 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.
5:00 pm Dining with Diabetes @ Blanchard Valley Hospital
Dining with Diabetes @ Blanchard Valley Hospital
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dining with Diabetes is a national Extension health education series which helps people to set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time based) goals for their diet and physical activity. The next series will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings — Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes are held in the Cardiac Rehab Department at Blanchard Valley Hospital. The program fee is $40 and, thanks to Blanchard Valley Health Foundation, there is scholarship assistance available if needed. Contact Julie Russell at 419-429-7656 for more information about financial assistance. Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 25, and a minimum of six participants is needed. Contact OSU Hancock County Extension at 419-422-3851 or email meents.1@osu.edu to register. While the program is intended for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers, any person needing to establish a healthful eating pattern can benefit and is welcome to attend.
5:00 pm Teen Read Week Celebration @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Teen Read Week Celebration @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa Branch
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm
A program to celebrate Teen Read Week will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Students in grades five through 12 will participate in a lip sync battle and make no-bake desserts.
5:30 pm Financial Stability Initiative Community Forum @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Financial Stability Initiative Community Forum @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm
United Way of Hancock County will host a community forum to announce the Financial Stability Initiative on Oct. 10 at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main Cross St. Registration and refreshments will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the forum beginning promptly at 5:30. Attendees will learn about the initiative’s purpose, projected outcomes and impact on current and future funding opportunities. The new initiative will work to improve the financial stability for hundreds of Hancock County households, including the unemployed, underemployed and unemployable. It will be guided by representatives from the nonprofit, government, business, finance, philanthropic, faith-based and education sectors. Attendees are asked to register online at http://liveunitedhancockcounty.org/forum, via email at teresa.white@uwhancock.org or by calling 419-423-1432.
6:15 pm NAMI Basics @ NAMI Wood County
NAMI Basics @ NAMI Wood County
Oct 10 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 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.
6:30 pm American Cancer Society Meet and Greet @ Bluffton Public Library
American Cancer Society Meet and Greet @ Bluffton Public Library
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm
Representatives of the American Cancer Society will discuss their mission, explain how you can get involved and offer resources at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluffton Public Library. Registration for the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will also be accepted. To register for the program, call the library at 419-358-5016 or email psc@blufftonpubliclibrary.org.
6:30 pm Family Fire Prevention and Safety Program @ Putnam County District Library
Family Fire Prevention and Safety Program @ Putnam County District Library
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm
A family fun fire prevention and safety program with the Ottawa Fire Department will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. The fire department will bring a truck to tour. The program is free.
7:00 pm Shuhei Moro Lecture on Education @ Davis Street Building, Room 102
Shuhei Moro Lecture on Education @ Davis Street Building, Room 102
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm
Shuhei Moro, school superintendent of Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture in Japan, will give a free, public lecture at the University of Findlay at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Davis Street Building, Room 102. He will discuss trends, issues and challenges of education in grades 1-12 based on his 35 years of experience as a teacher and administrator.
8:00 pm Hinduism Lecture @ Ritz Auditorium
Hinduism Lecture @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm
M. Chandra Sekar, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and international ambassador for pharmacy education, will give a free public lecture regarding Hinduism at 8 p.m. today for the University of Findlay’s fall Religious Studies Lecture Series. Sekar’s presentation will be held in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium. The series will also include talks in November on Judaism and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
11:30 am Best Practices in Recruitment @ Hilton Garden Inn
Best Practices in Recruitment @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am
“Best Practices in Recruitment” will be discussed at the next meeting of Findlay Area Human Resources Association, Oct. 11 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/members in transition. Registration can be done at http://fahra.mightevent.com/events/event-Results.cfm
5:00 pm First Step Family Fun Day @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
First Step Family Fun Day @ First Step Healthy Family Resource Center
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Step Healthy Family Resource Center in Fostoria is kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with its family fun day from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. The free event will feature train rides by Romick Railway, face painting and other activities. Each child will take home a book and a blanket as part of First Step’s Operation Starshine, which encourages reading aloud for clients and their children. Food will be available for a donation. The center is located at 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. For more information, call 419-435-7300.
5:00 pm North Baltimore Public Library Fall Book Sale @ North Baltimore Public Library
North Baltimore Public Library Fall Book Sale @ North Baltimore Public Library
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The North Baltimore Public Library will kick off its fall book sale with a members’ only preview sale from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The public sale will run from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday, plastic grocery bags will be available to fill for $4 each. All proceeds will benefit the library, located at 230 N. Main St., North Baltimore.
7:00 pm Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Raising Kids Today @ Ritz Auditorium
Oct 11 @ 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.
7:00 pm Seneca County 2017 Candidates Night @ Tiffin Middle School
Seneca County 2017 Candidates Night @ Tiffin Middle School
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seneca County 2017 Candidates Night will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive. The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Tiffin Area and the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services. For more information, online at tiffinchamber.com.
7:00 pm Things No One Ever Told Me After My Son was Diagnosed with Autism @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Things No One Ever Told Me After My Son was Diagnosed with Autism @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Frank Campagna, also known as “Autism Daddy,” will offer insights for parents of children with special needs in his presentation, “Things No One Ever Told Me After My Son was Diagnosed with Autism.” He will speak at a Gliding Stars of Findlay awareness event co-sponsored by the University of Findlay’s Department of Physical Therapy and the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. The event will be held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. It is free, but registration is required by visiting https://autismdaddy-findlay.eventbrite.com. Campagna is the father of a 14-year-old son with autism. He has worked for Sesame Street for the past 22 years, and collaborated on its recent autism initiative, “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.”
7:00 pm You’re Not Alone @ Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
You’re Not Alone @ Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services
Oct 11 @ 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.
9:00 am North Baltimore Public Library Fall Book Sale @ North Baltimore Public Library
North Baltimore Public Library Fall Book Sale @ North Baltimore Public Library
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
The North Baltimore Public Library will kick off its fall book sale with a members’ only preview sale from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The public sale will run from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday, plastic grocery bags will be available to fill for $4 each. All proceeds will benefit the library, located at 230 N. Main St., North Baltimore.
9:30 am Rita Motter @ WTLW TV 44
Rita Motter @ WTLW TV 44
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
LIMA — Rita Motter will minister in both word and song from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 at WTLW TV 44, Baty Road, Lima, in conjunction with Lima Aglow International Community Lighthouse. Registration is $5 at the door. Call 419-227-6706 for more information.
4:30 pm Let’s Tackle Meal Planning @ Lindamood Room of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Let’s Tackle Meal Planning @ Lindamood Room of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm
A program titled “Let’s Tackle Meal Planning” will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lindamood Room of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Participants will learn about meal planning and how eating at home can help save money and keep on track with dietary goals. Registration is required by calling 419-422-1712 or visiting www.findlaylibrary.org.
5:00 pm Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training Class @ Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Individuals worried about a loved one’s substance use can learn how to help them at a new class focusing on the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) model. The first class will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, 206 Broadway St. It will continue for six consecutive Thursdays, through Oct. 19. Participants will learn new techniques and solutions to help move their loved one toward recovery, build a healthier relationship and improve their personal quality of life. The class is structured around the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober” and will be facilitated by local community members who were trained by the author, Dr. Robert J. Meyers. The class consists of six sessions, held once a week, with a maximum of 10 participants. Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions, but it is not a requirement. There is no charge to attend. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book “Getting Your Loved One Sober,” or they can borrow a book during the class. Participants can register by calling the Hancock County ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985.
6:30 pm Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s @ Putnam County District Library
Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s @ Putnam County District Library
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm
On Oct. 12, Linda Rae Pollitz, program manager for Northwest Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, will talk about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, the difference between normal aging and dementia. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa.
7:00 pm League of Women Voters @ Findlay City Council chambers
League of Women Voters @ Findlay City Council chambers
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm
The newly forming local League of Women Voters will host a free forum on the upcoming Hancock County sales tax issue at 7 p.m. Thursday in Findlay City Council chambers, Municipal Building, 318 Dorney Plaza. Present will be Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson and Common Pleas Court Judge Reginald Routson to present the case for the sales tax and to answer any questions. The forum is open to the public.
8:00 pm Toledo Symphony Orchestra @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Toledo Symphony Orchestra @ St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 750 Bright Road, at 8 p.m. Thursday as part of its annual youth ministry fundraiser, IMPACT. The symphony program is meant to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The concert will include movements from Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “Reformation.” Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and can be purchased at the church via cash and check only. A fundraising dinner catered by various area restaurants will precede the performance, beginning at 6:30. Tickets are $100 each and include admission to the symphony concert. Visit www.findlaystmichael.org or call 419-422-4246 for more information.
9:00 am North Baltimore Public Library Fall Book Sale @ North Baltimore Public Library
North Baltimore Public Library Fall Book Sale @ North Baltimore Public Library
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The North Baltimore Public Library will kick off its fall book sale with a members’ only preview sale from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The public sale will run from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday, plastic grocery bags will be available to fill for $4 each. All proceeds will benefit the library, located at 230 N. Main St., North Baltimore.
3:00 pm Overcoming Adversity: The Elizabeth Smart Story @ Alumni Memorial Union, Multipurpose Room
Overcoming Adversity: The Elizabeth Smart Story @ Alumni Memorial Union, Multipurpose Room
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Smart, child abduction survivor and an advocate for change related to child abduction and recovery programs, will speak at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the University of Findlay’s Alumni Memorial Union in the multipurpose room. Her speech, titled “Overcoming Adversity: The Elizabeth Smart Story,” will be free and open to the public. At age 14, Smart was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, and held prisoner for nine months. She chronicled her experiences in The New York Times bestseller “My Story” and founded the Elizabeth Smart Foundation to promote the national AMBER Alert, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. Smart’s public talk will precede her talk at a private fundraiser for the Center for Safe and Healthy Children to be held at UF’s Mazza Museum that evening.
12:44 am Same Kind of Different as Me @ AMC Findlay 12
Same Kind of Different as Me @ AMC Findlay 12
Oct 14 @ 12:44 am – 1:44 am
City Mission is hosting a red carpet movie premiere for “Same Kind of Different as Me” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at AMC Findlay 12, 906 Interstate Drive. The movie is based on a New York Times best-seller written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent and stars Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight. The film is about a homeless man who changes his community. There are 500 tickets available at $10 each. Tickets can be purchased at the City Mission from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or at the Findlay Christian Book and Gift Store, 438 Tiffin Ave. Part of the proceeds will benefit the mission.
9:00 am 5K Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk @ Waterfall Pavilion at Riverside Park
5K Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk @ Waterfall Pavilion at Riverside Park
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am
Selected students throughout Hancock County are joining forces with various local professionals to plan, promote and coordinate the Seventh Annual 5K Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk benefiting the Hancock Youth Leadership (HYL) program. The Pumpkin Run/Walk will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Waterfall Pavilion at Riverside Park. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Catch the pumpkin runner and be refunded your entry fee! The registration fee for those pre-registered before September 30th is $25, which will include a long-sleeved shirt, goody bag, treats and drinks. Race-day registration will be $30. Awards will be provided for the overall male and female finisher, plus the first and second place participants, male and female, in a variety of age groupings. Participants can register at www.findlayhancockchamber.com/hyl or pick up a registration form at the Chamber of Commerce office located at 123 E. Main Cross St., Findlay. All proceeds will benefit the Hancock Youth Leadership program.
9:00 am Apple Butter Fest and Craft Show @ Van Buren High School
Apple Butter Fest and Craft Show @ Van Buren High School
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Van Buren Lions Club will host its 28th Apple Butter Fest and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. Apple butter and bean soup made by the club will be available. There will also be a craft show, quilt show, food vendors, children’s activities and vision screening for children. East of Cheyenne Band will be playing throughout the day. A collection of old eyeglasses, hearing aids and ink cartridges will also be taken. The free event will take place at Van Buren High School. Call 419-348-6413 for more information.
9:00 am North Baltimore Public Library Fall Book Sale @ North Baltimore Public Library
North Baltimore Public Library Fall Book Sale @ North Baltimore Public Library
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
The North Baltimore Public Library will kick off its fall book sale with a members’ only preview sale from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The public sale will run from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday, plastic grocery bags will be available to fill for $4 each. All proceeds will benefit the library, located at 230 N. Main St., North Baltimore.
10:00 am Children’s Halloween Art Workshop @ Fostoria Community Arts Council office
Children’s Halloween Art Workshop @ Fostoria Community Arts Council office
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Fostoria Community Arts Council will hold a free Children’s Halloween Art Workshop for first through fifth grades on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the arts council office, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria. Children will be able to make a variety of Halloween decorations under the direction of Cheryl Graves that they can take home that day. For more information and reservations, call Graves at 419-435-7474.
10:00 am Riverbend Flag City Classic @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Riverbend Flag City Classic @ Riverbend Recreation Area
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Riverbend Flag City Classic, for disc golf players, will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Riverbend Recreation Area. The Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned B Tier event will include two 18-hole rounds per player. An awards ceremony will be held following completion of the second round. Registration will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in Shelter 5 and a brief players meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. The family program requires children to be accompanied by a participating adult. To register online, go to: http://www.discgolfunited.com/disc-golf-tournaments/event-detail.cfm/tourn_id/4306. For further information, contact Hugh Bockbrader at 419-304-2177.
10:30 am Crochet and Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
Crochet and Knitting Program @ Putnam County District Library
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
A crochet and knitting program will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Putnam County District Library, Ottawa. Participants should bring a crochet hook size H, I or J; one color skein of yarn; and size 8 or 9 needles for knitting — circular are best. Donations of yarn are also being accepted.
12:30 pm Victorian Halloween Tea @ Grammes-Brown House and Garden
Victorian Halloween Tea @ Grammes-Brown House and Garden
Oct 14 @ 12:30 pm
Author/historian Lisa Swickard will share discoveries she made and ghostly encounters she had with her team of paranormal investigators while researching Tiffin’s history, including unexplained occurrences in the Grammes-Brown House neighborhood. Tea, sandwiches and pastries will be served, seating is limited and reservations are required. Place a prepaid reservation by leaving a detailed message providing the names of the people attending the tea and your contact information for Phyllis Watts at 419-448-8312.
1:00 pm Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Pumpkin Train @ Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc.
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation pumpkin train will take riders to a pumpkin patch where they can pick the pumpkin of their choice and place on the flat car for the ride back to the station. Pumpkin purchases are not required to take rides. Rides are $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under; pumpkins cost $5.
1:30 pm Nature Walk @ Lawrence Woods
Nature Walk @ Lawrence Woods
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm
The Tri-Moraine Audubon Society and Johnny Appleseed Park District will host a free nature walk at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Lawrence Woods, 13278 County Road 190, Kenton. Lawrence Woods is a 1,000-acre forest in Hardin County known for large, mature trees in swamp forests. Participants will carpool from Lima and are expected to return to the city by 4:30 p.m. Visit www.tri-moraineaudubon.org for more information.
2:00 pm Riverbend Hayrides @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 2
Riverbend Hayrides @ Riverbend Recreation Area - Shelter 2
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tractor-pulled hayrides through Riverbend Recreation Area will be held at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, beginning at Shelter 2. Light refreshments will be available. The family event requires online registration at www.HancockParks.com, or in-person registration at the Hancock Park District office, 1424 E. Main Cross St., with time preference. Cost is $5 per participant, payable by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12. The rides will be held with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 individuals per ride. For more information, call the park district at 419-425-7275.
5:00 pm Junior Fair Barn Dance @ Legacy Building at the Hancock County Fairgrounds
Junior Fair Barn Dance @ Legacy Building at the Hancock County Fairgrounds
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Junior Fair barn dance will be held from 5-10 p.m. Saturday in the Legacy Building at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. This family-friendly event is open to the community and will include line dancing, square dancing, games and refreshments. The cost is $10 per individual or $25 per family, with proceeds going to the capital improvement fund for a new Junior Fair pavilion. Tickets may be purchased at the OSU Extension Office or Senior Fair Office, or at the door the night of the event.
7:00 pm Purse Bingo @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Purse Bingo @ Findlay Elks Lodge #75
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Findlay Elks are presenting Purse Bingo, where one ticket includes 20 games of bingo, appetizers, door prizes and other games. Each game will feature a high-end designer brand purse as the prize, and attendees must be 18 or older to play. While there is no alcohol in the actual bingo event, there will be a pre-party at the members lounge next door to the banquet hall in which the players and their significant other can enjoy a libation. The lounge will remain open throughout the event for football viewing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets available online at www.findlayelks.org as well as at the lodge.
7:30 pm Ethereal Connections @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Ethereal Connections @ Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will fuse modern and traditional music in an outer space-themed season opener, Ethereal Connections. Mason Bates’ electrifying and magnetically charged contemporary piece “Mothership” carries a techno dance-pulse that merges with traditional symphonic style; Lima Symphony’s Artistic Director, Crafton Beck, composed the tender and thoughtful “Passages”; and Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” is at times contemplative, serene, and benevolent, juxtaposing forceful, tempestuous musical waves and evocative visual images. Single tickets available online Aug. 31.
7:30 pm The Foreigner @ The Ritz Theatre
The Foreigner @ The Ritz Theatre
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
“The Foreigner” follows Charlie, a pathologically shy man, and the other characters are told he doesn’t understand English. This assumption causes the characters to disclose several embarrassing revelations in front of him, and the fact he understands everything contributes to the show’s comedy.

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