Upcoming Events


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Understanding Zika” is a free seminar presented by J.B. Vegetation & Insect Control, Indian Lake, at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Russells Point municipal building, 433 state Route 708. Speakers will include a representative of the Ohio Department of Health. The Zika virus and precautions will be discussed and questions answered. Reservations are requested by calling 937-843-9797.

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To help reduce the fear of falling and increase activity among older adults, Green Hills Community is offering another session of “Matter of Balance.” This 6-week course emphasizes strategies to reduce fear of falling. Learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set goals to increase activity, change surroundings to reduce fall risk factors. The course is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays from May 2 to June 13 in the Training Room at Green Hills Community, 6557 S. U.S. 68, West Liberty. The presenter is Nita Wilkinson, a certified balance trainer. The class meets weekly with the exception of May 30. To register, call 937-465-0700 or email info@greenhillscommunity.org.

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Mothers, daughters and other females are invited to a Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at Greenhills Foundation Hall. Pre-sale tickets are $12 by calling Melanie at 937-631-0966. Tickets are $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit the orphans at Victoria Global Ministry Children’s Center in Kenya.

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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.; East Liberty, May 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824 state Route 287; Bellefontaine, May 16, noon-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 Main N., and May 19, noon-6 p.m., St. Patrick Church, 328 E. Patterson Ave.

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Perennial Swap at the Knowlton Library will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14. Have items labeled and at the parking lot north of the library by 11 a.m. The swap is to start at 11:10 a.m. If raining the swap will be held in the AcuSport Community Room. Perennials are not limited to flowers and participants may swap for equal number of items bought.

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Logan County library branches will have a librarian on site to answer computer questions every month beginning in May: Thursday, May 5 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. West Liberty Branch; Thursday, May 12 | 12:30-1:30p.m. West Mansfield Branch; Thursday, May 12 | 215-3:15 p.m. Rushsylvania Branch; Thursday, May 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. Lakeview Branch; Thursday, May 26 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. DeGraff Branch.

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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. – May 3, May 10, May 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Students who wish to participate in West Liberty-Salem sports next school year must have a valid physical on file in the Athletic Office. Visit http://www.ohsaa.org/medicine/PPE_2016-17.pdf to access the form needed to take with you to the doctor. WL-S will offer physicals on May 10 from 5 to 7 in the auxiliary gym. This is a first-come, first-served basis, and students must have forms filled out, parent signatures, and $25 per athlete. Call (937)465-1149 or email jvitt@wlstigers.org if you have questions.

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West Liberty-Salem High School will hold graduation at 2 p.m. May 22 in the main high school gymnasium.

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center graduation is at 6:30 p.m. May 25 outside at the career center in Bellefontaine. If there is bad weather, the graduation will move to the Bellefontaine High School gymnasium.

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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 Zanesfield. 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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At DeGraff Baptist Church, 100 E. Miami St., a Bereavement Support group meets each Monday night for those experiencing the loss of a loved one that may need support, companionship and education. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the church. Contact brucekeeling@outlook.com or phone 304-415-1728 for information. 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 is sponsoring a Childhood Dental Clinic (ages 0-18) made possible with staffing and equipment provided through the Smile Programs Mobile Dentist. Appointments are being scheduled now by calling 937-651-6197. This clinic will be held on Friday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Union Station, 613 Hamilton St., Bellefontaine. Educational materials are provided through the Delta Dental Foundation/Brighter Futures Community Grant. Clinic supplies provided by Mary Rutan Hospital and Logan County Health District.

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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.