Upcoming Events


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Red Cross blood drives will be held at Belle Center, May 2, 2-8 p.m., Belle Center United Methodist Church, 101 S. Center St.; Bellefontaine, April 19, noon-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main; East Liberty, May 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824 state Route 287.

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“April Art Attack – Imagination Academy Family Edition” will be from 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Knowlton Library. In honor of National Library Week, celebrate your love of reading and libraries at our hands-on arts and crafts night. Explore your creative side and make memories with your whole family! Visit LoganCountyLibraries.org or call 937-599-4189 for more information.

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Green Hills Community will host an open house from 3-6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Green Hills Community Center, 6557 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty, in the Foundation Hall. For more information, call Nita Wilkinson at 937-650-7145 or email nwilkinson@greenhillscommunity.org.

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Dr. Winfred Stoltzfus presents “Polypharmacy in the Older Adult: The Right Pills for the Right Person at the Right Time” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Green Hills Community, 6557 S. U.S. Route 68, West Liberty. Foundation Hall doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. There is no cost for the event. Stoltzfus is with Mary Rutan Hospital’s internal medicine. Reservations are requested by calling Green Hills at 937-465-0700 or by e-mailing info@greenhillscommunity.org.

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Logan County Libraries announce Spring StoryTimes. Call 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org for more information.

Tuesdays: Logan County Libraries – Rushsylvania StoryTime 10:30 a.m. – April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17

Logan County Libraries – West Mansfield StoryTime 1:00 p.m. – April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17

Wednesdays Little Ones 9:30/10:00 a.m. Knowlton Library – April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18

StoryTime 10:00/10:30 a.m. Knowlton Library – April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18

Wee Workouts 10:30/11:00 a.m. Knowlton Library – April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18

Fridays Logan County Libraries – West Liberty StoryTime 11:00 a.m. – April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20

Logan County Libraries – DeGraff StoryTime 1:30 p.m. – April 8, April 15, April 22, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20

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The Logan County Health District announced that an Adult Dental Clinic for Logan County residents over 19 years of age will be provided 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 11 at Robson Family Dentistry, 216 E. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine. Checkups will include an exam, cleaning and x-rays. Emergency care will not be provided, and pain prescriptions will not be written. For appointments, call 937-651-6197. Insurance/medical cards will be accepted. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Sponsors are Delta Dental Foundation/Brighter Futures Community Grant, Robson Family Dentistry, and Community Health & Wellness Partners of Logan County.

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West Liberty-Salem Athletic Department is in need of a high school varsity volleyball coach for the 2016-17 season. If interested, contact Jake Vitt at 937-465-1149 or jvitt@wlstigers.org. Applications can be picked up in the central office.

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The West Liberty-Salem Local School District will hold kindergarten screening from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29. To be eligible for kindergarten, students must be 5 years of age on or prior to Aug. 1, 2016. Parents planning to send their child to kindergarten during the 2016-2017 school year can find registration forms at www.wlstigers.org, can have one sent home with another student, or can pick one up in the elementary office. All forms should be returned to the elementary office on or before April 1. Call 937-465-0060, ext. 121, or email k5@wlstigers.org to set up a screening appointment.

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Calvary Christian School is registering children for its kindergarten program. For the 4-year-old kindergarten program, students must be 4 by Sept. 3o. For the K5 kindergarten program, students must be 5 by Sept. 30. Call the school at 937-599-6847 for an application or pick one up in the school office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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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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Kirkmont Back To Basics Day is set for 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Kirkmont Center of Zanefield. Family members of all ages are welcome to Kirkmont’s 278 acres of wooded countryside for a day of back-to-basics interpretation and entertainment. The day will include guided hikes, self-led hiking and exploring, interpretive presentations, arts-and-crafts, a scavenger hunt, and an appearance from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven outdoors, host of The Weather Channel’s Fat Guys in the Woods and consultant for Backpacker Magazine. RSVP’s should be sent to Caleb Thompson at: Cthompson4137@gmail.com Subject: Nat’l Trails Day RSVP. If you are going to submit an RSVP for one or both of the crafts, please note Craft A for the Pinecone Birdfeeder, Craft B for the Twig Picture Frame, or BOTH for both crafts, this helps us ensure that we have enough supplies for everyone. While there is no fee to attend the day of activities, a suggested donation of $5 will be requested.

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West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St., offers Grief Support through a program called GriefShare, a weekly seminar and support group designed to help rebuild lives after losing a loved one, offering help, encouragement and hope. Two session times are offered – Mondays at 10 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. There is a $5 registration fee. Call 937-441-3592 for information. Everyone is welcome.

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DeGraff Baptist Church, 100 E. Miami St., offers a bereavement support group to share, support and normalize grief after the loss of a loved one. Beginning April 4, sessions will be held each Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the church. RSVP brucekeeling@outlook.com or 304-415-1728. There is no registration fee.

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The Logan/Champaign MHDAS Board will meet in board offices, 1521 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: May 17 and June 7.

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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. Hours have been reduced due to budget cuts. WIC hours are not affected. For more information, call 937-651-6186.

Flu shots for all ages are available 9-11 a.m. each Thursday and 2-6 p.m. the first and Thursday of each month. Most insurances are accepted. Call 937-651-6186 to register.

The Logan County WIC has monthly breastfeeding classes at the Logan County Health District office. The classes are open to the public; you do not need to be on WIC to participate. The class is designed for anyone thinking about breastfeeding to help determine the right choice for themselves and their baby. For more information call the health district at 937-651-6191.

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.