Upcoming Events


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DeGraff community yard sale day is Saturday, June 4, all day.

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The Mechanicsburg Alumni Banquet will be held June 4, with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., at The Farm Reception Hall, 6588 Pisgah Road, Mechanicsburg. Dinner reservations of $15 should be sent to Mechanicsburg Alumni Association, P.O. Box 120, Mechanicsburg. For info: Darcy at 937-605-8719; or Marti at 937-653-6507.

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The Red Cross will hold blood drives June 20 from 3 to 8 p.m. at First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown Ave., Bellefontaine; and June 21 from noon to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., Bellefontaine.

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On June 3, 5-8 p.m., learn about self-defense at Union Station, Bellefontaine. The event is sponsored by local vendors One-hour presentation free to the public.

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Kate Tloczynski presents a program on “Care for Aging Skin” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, during an educational luncheon at Green Hills Community, 6557 S. U.S. 68, West Liberty. Foundation Hall doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. There is no cost for the event. Tloczynski is a certified nurse practitioner with Affiliated Dermatology of Dublin, which operates in the outpatient department at Mary Rutan Hospital. Reservations for the luncheon are requested by calling Green Hills at 465.0700 or by e-mailing info@greenhillscommunity.org.

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The U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary will present “About Boating Safely” 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 4 at the auxiliary station at the Moundwood launch ramp, 7490 Edgewater Ave., Huntsville. For info, call 937-726-6572.

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The Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew will be hosting the 17th annual Parade and Auction on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 11 a.m. on Turkeyfoot. Again this year, the Shriners will be participating in the parade and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 decorated golf carts. More than 100 items will be auctioned off immediately following the parade next to the Tilton Hilton. For more info, call 937-760-5253.

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Green Hills Community is continuing its free “Board Member 101” series with a Best Practices Seminar and Breakfast on Thursday, June 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. Co-sponsored by Holbrook & Manter and United Way, this is an opportunity for local nonprofit volunteers and staff to understand their roles and responsibilities. Dr. Phil Atkins, executive director of the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County, will present. Seating is limited. RSVP by emailing info@greenhillscommunity.org or by calling 937-465-0700.

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Walbuilders’ featured speaker David Barton will speak in the Indian Lake High School gym at 7 p.m. June 7. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for the evening event and Christian music artist Jeremy Liles will perform 6:30-7 p.m. The event is free, and for free tickets, visit eventbrite.com, then go to “Patriots Welcome David Barton.” The event is sponsored by Top of Ohio Patriots. For more info, contact Jim Burkholder at 937-842-5174 or jburkholder5@woh.rr.com.

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Marathon party bridge teams are forming for play in the 2016-17 year. Partners play other pairs on their team between August and April. A dinner and awards night is held in May for all the teams. For information and sign-up, call Dick Cowan at 937-599-6789 or Joyce Zilles at 937-935-7421.

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Have you ever wanted to sail on a sailboat? Maybe it’s on your bucket list? Visit the Indian Lake Yacht Club in Russell’s Point at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, and view the sailboats, club house and the white sand beach. Enjoy a free sailboat ride and free refreshments.

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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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The first West Liberty Block Party will be held from 4-11 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The north end of Tupper Street by the Methodist Church will be closed off for the festivities. Donations will be accepted for the West Liberty Fireworks ($6,000) display this year. Fireworks will be held at the Lions Club Ball Park on Saturday, June 25. Food, DJ music, adult and children games will be provided. Bring your lawn chairs for a fun evening of food, fellowship and entertainment. To help, offer suggestions, or have questions call Oelker at Liberty Gathering Place, 937-465-3081.

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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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Christ United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Brown in Lakeview, will host The Brown PK Sisters on the first Sunday in June at 6 p.m. with dessert buffet following. There will be an offering.

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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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The Logan/Champaign MHDAS Board will meet in board offices, 1521 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, at 5 p.m. 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.