Upcoming Events


The Quincy-DeGraff Joint Sewer Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at the treatment plant, 5820 state Route 235, Quincy.

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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an “About Boating Safely” class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Moundwood launch ramp, 7490 Edgewater Ave., Huntsville. To register, contact Anita Daniel at 937-726-6572. The $40 student fee includes lunch. Passing this course results in Ohio boater education certification.

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The Red Cross will hold a blood drive 1-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Union Station, 613 Hamilton St., Bellefontaine.

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The Community Blood Center will have a blood drive at Bellefontaine Moose Lodge 2563 Saturday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. The lodge is at 912 S. Detroit St., Bellefontaine.

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The West Liberty-Salem Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Aug.29, at 7 p.m. in the MS/HS Media Center for the purpose of hiring. It is intended that action will be taken at this meeting.

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The Miami Grange in DeGraff will host a pancake-sausage breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, in conjunction with the DeGraff Country Fair. The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

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Green Hills/Community Health & Wellness offer Medicare 101. Are you eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while but need to better understand what it offers? This event covers Medicare Part A and part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare supplement insurance. This program is being offered by Green Hills Community in collaboration with Community Health and Wellness Partnership of Logan County. The program is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Foundation Hall, located in the Green Hills Community Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. Reservations are required. Call 937-465-0700 email via e-mail info@greenhillscommunity.org.

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“What is Your Soil Wearing?” a workshop on cover crops and soil health, will be held Sept. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tom and Nancy Smith Farm, 2684 Mt. Tabor Road, West Liberty, courtesy of the Logan County Land Trust and Ohio Farm Bureau, in cooperation with Farm Credit Services, Ludlow Ag LLC, Pioneer Hi-Breds – Craig Warne, Heritage Cooperative, Logan County Farm Bureau, Dallas Ag LLC, Indian Lake Watershed and Logan SWCD/NRCS. Dinner will be provided by Dine and Dash Food Truck, Urbana. Pre-registration is $10; $12 at the door. Note the number attending on checks made payable to Logan County Land Trust and sent to Logan County Land Trust, c/o Bob Stoll, 5952 State Route 540, Bellefontaine, OH 43311. (Phone: 937-935-7505)

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All are invited to “Barn to Beauty: Restoration of Ohio’s Timber Framed Barns” to learn how bank barns were constructed and view preservation initiatives. The event is Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Logan County History Center, 521 E. Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine, courtesy of the Logan County Land Trust, Milroy Foundation and Logan County Historical Society. Donations will be accepted at the presentation. For more information contact Bob Stoll, Logan County Land Trust, 937-935-7505, or Todd McCormick, Logan County Historical Society, 937-593-7557.

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DeGraff Country Fair is looking for current or former military pictures to display at the DeGraff Country Fair on Aug 24-26. To honor a person, send a 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 picture of the person serving or who served in the U.S. military along with name, branch, rank and years of service to Diane Bradley, 211 S Main St., Quincy, OH 43343. This is not limited to the Riverside community, person can be from anywhere. Send in pictures by Aug 11. Pictures may be picked up in the fair office after 5 p.m. Aug. 26.

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Grief Support through GriefShare: A 13-week seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild life after losing a loved one. Two session times are being offered – Mondays at 10 a.m., Aug. 21-Nov. 13 or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22-Nov. 14. There is a $5 registration fee. Seminar and group is held at West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St. For more info, call 937-441-3592.

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The Logan County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the 32nd annual Premier Golf Scramble for Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Liberty Hills Golf Club. Rain date is Wednesday, Sept. 27. The event, limited to 32 teams, starts with registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Sponsors are Citizens Federal Savings & Loan, Liberty National Bank, NEX, and Sims Brothers Recycling. For registration forms and more info, contact the Chamber at 100 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, or at 937-599-5121.

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5th Annual DeGraff Country Fair 5k Run. Saturday, Aug 26th in front of the Stage Downtown DeGraff. Registration begins at 7 AM. 8 AM start time. Pre-Registration Deadline: Entry Forms must be postmarked by Aug. 11th. Under age 18 must have parental release forms signed. Race awards immediately following race. Prizes awarded for top Male and Female overall and in each group. All participants will be automatically entered into the general drawing for raffle prizes. $20 Pre-Registration postmarked by Aug.11th – includes T-shirt. $15 Race day or pre-registered without T-shirt. Forms can be found on our Facebook page: The De Graff Country Fair or on our website http://degraff-fair.webs.com. Mail entry forms and check to DCF PO BOX 418 DeGraff, OH 43318 or drop off to Regency Home Realtors, 119 N. Main St. DeGraff, OH 43318. Make check payable to De Graff Country Fair. For more information call Heather Kean @937-638-7721

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A New Book Club, For A Brew Generation – Books on Tap! A casual book group for 20-30 somethings and beyond, interested in reading fun and edgy books, with a trivia style discussion at the “Tap of Ohio.” Hosted by Logan County Libraries and Brewfontaine every 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Library cards are required for the monthly book title checkout. Participants must be 21 years of age to purchase adult beverages. For more information call the Library at (937)599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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Build a Better World at your Logan County Libraries all summer. Join in the fun at the Knowlton Library for children’s Storytimes or for morning and evening family fun programs. Beat boredom with library scavenger hunts, creative writers rule workshops, explosive teen Nerf Wars, teen book club and teen Anime club, or the summer reading programs with classes on Wednesdays for little ones through 6th grade. Don’t forget the Adult Summer Reading program. There are free programs at all our branch locations (Bellefontaine, DeGraff, Lakeview, Rushsylvania, West Liberty, West Mansfield) so don’t miss out! Call the Library at 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org to register.

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The Logan County Farmers Market is held 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May-September, at the corner of Chillicothe and Detroit streets in Bellefontaine.

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The Logan County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau offers networking and education opportunities: First Thursday’s Coffee Hour – 1st Thursday of each month @ 8:00 a.m. @ Sweet Aromas; Legislative Meetings – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:30 a.m. @ Chamber Office; Young Professionals – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 p.m. @ TBA Locations. Additional networking opportunities available w/membership include Quarterly H.R. Lunch & Learns; Safety Council Meetings – 3rd Thursday of each month @ 7:30 a.m. @ Ohio Hi-Point; Business After Hours – Available upon request.

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Women who have experienced infertility or miscarriage, are undergoing fertility treatments, or are considering adoption are invited to a monthly support group that meets at Memorial Hospital. HOPE, an independent, peer-led, female-only support group provides an opportunity to share information, discuss sensitive issues, or just listen to others. Meetings are confidential, unbiased and planned to provide support and comfort. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room E at Memorial Hospital, 500 London Ave. in Marysville (use entrance E). For information, email hopemarysville@gmail.com.

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The Food Pantry of Wake Up the World Ministries is open the last Friday of each month from 4 to 8 p.m. to individuals and families in Logan County needing food and who qualify under the Second Harvest Food Bank criteria.The church is in downtown Bellefontaine on the corner of East Columbus Avenue and Madriver Street, across Columbus Avenue from the Huntington Bank. Qualified individuals and families can secure three days of food, including fresh veggies, meats and canned goods, by entering the church’s side entrance on Madriver Street. The facility also can help with food emergencies. Contact Janet Sexton at 937-441-5189, or Heather Wright at 937-441-5168 for more info.

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ASK-A-LIBRARIAN is featured at Logan County Libraries branch locations to help people find answers to frustrating computer questions. Topics may include any computer questions, for example: Getting started with computers, setting up and using email, using your tablet or ereader, saving and finding your files, Internet navigation, etc. This service is available: First Thursday of each month at West Liberty Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Second Thursday of each month at West Mansfield Branch | 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Rushsylvania Branch | 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Third Thursday of each month at Lakeview Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Fourth Thursday of each month at DeGraff Branch | 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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The Five Loaves Food Pantry is open for families in the Riverside Local School District the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. The pantry is located at the Quincy United Methodist Church, 111 South St., Quincy. Proper ID and address information are required. For more info, call 937-585-5114.

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Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. each Monday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., in Bellefontaine. This meeting is open to anyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues and no fees for membership. Participants are asked to enter through the back door of the church. For more info, call 937-582-9007.

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A support group for caregivers, family and friends of those with Parkinson’s Disease meets the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. at Vancrest in Urbana. For further information call Ann Bahan at 937-969-8565 or Doris Murray at 937-652-3098.

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The Logan County Art League holds an Open Studio 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month so people can bring in their visual arts projects to work on among like-minded artists. Try new things, gain direction, get encouragement and explore. It will be a safe place to share ideas and get inspiration. It is open to anyone in the arts, at any level, and in any media. There will be several experienced artists on hand to help, so beginners are welcome. Just bring your project and your supplies and join us. There is no cost.

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Logan/Champaign Counties Survivor of Suicide (SOS) Support Group for those bereaved by suicide will meet 6:30-8 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of each month at the MHDAS Board, 123 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, with topics and events planned for each month.

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Gloryland Ministries is accepting donations of gently-loved stuffed animals, holiday decorations, books (especially children’s), sewing items, craft items and kits, old neckties, small office supplies, school supplies for kids, small household decorations, collectibles, puzzles and board games with all pieces, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, bath chairs. The drop-off box is located on the porch at 8908 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty. Call Rev. Tami Wenger at 937-465-6081 for more information.

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The Logan County Health District Office, 310 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, is open 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday. For more information, call 937-651-6186.

Flu shots are offered during regular business hours: Weekdays 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m.; and Fridays 8:30 a.m.-noon.

TB testing is done 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m.on Mondays and Tuesdays. The charge is $20 cash, or check with ID.