Upcoming Events


On Friday, Nov. 11, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Riverside High School will be hosting a ZUMBA-thon. Cost is $5 per person and all proceeds go toward purchasing winter coats for Riverside students in need. A donation jar will also be available for anyone interested in contributing extra for the cause. Everyone is welcome. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

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The community is invited to a Halloween Party at the Miami Grange in DeGraff on Thursday, Oct. 27, immediately following Trick or Treat. There will be costume contests, games, prizes, refreshments and the return of the Haunted Basement.

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Miami Grange in DeGraff will host a pancake-sausage breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. The cost is $6 for adults and $2.50 for children. This will be the final pancake breakfast for 2016.

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The Logan County Art League welcomes people to do their Christmas shopping at the 2016 Winter Art Faire in the Bellefontaine High School cafeteria 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 5 and noon-4 p.m. Nov. 6.

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Cookies and Canvas Night at The Grove in West Liberty is scheduled for Nov. 11, 6-8 p.m. Follow along with an artist as she guides participants through this Block O painting. No experience needed. Stencils will be provided. Cost is $35 per person and includes all paint and supplies to complete your one of a kind painting project. Please feel free to bring your favorite cookies to share. Visit to purchase your seats now.

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A la carte Election Day Dinner on Nov. 8 will be held at 1st Church of God, 315 Liberty St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Menu will be Swiss Steak, Scalloped Chicken, Chicken and Noodles, Oysters,. Mash Potatoes, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Cold Slaw, Pie and Drinks.

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Join the Logan County Republicans for their Fall Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Bellefontaine Regional Airport. Sen. Rob Portman is the featured speaker. All Logan County veterans are invited and will receive a complimentary meal. The dinner will be catered by The Plaza Inn. Call 937-599-5265 for tickets.

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The Bellefontaine Rotary Club will hold a Scholarship Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Cafe. The cost is $7 per person; free for children 5 years old and younger.

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The village of Quincy rescheduled council meetings for November. The normal first and third Tuesdays of the month were changed to the second and fourth Tuesdays. The new dates are Nov. 8 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers.

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The OAGC invites guests to its Region 5 fall meeting Oct. 27 at the VFW, 220 E. Court St., Urbana. The theme will be Gardening for Wildlife and Pollinators and includes speakers and meals. Registration is due Oct. 12. For costs and other info, email john.susan.simon@gmail.com.

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Community Action Organization, in partnership with the IRS, will offer volunteer tax preparation services in Logan County at multiple locations. Volunteers will be taught to prepare tax returns for low- to moderate-income families in their communities. The IRS sponsors the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. Volunteers for those programs prepared 3.7 million tax returns this past filing season. Volunteers work a few hours a week, usually from mid-January through the end of the tax filing season in April. No prior experience is required. To volunteer, contact Wendy Perkins at Community Action, 937-642-4986.

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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). Upcoming dates include Nov. 17, Dec. 15, and on Jan. 19, and Feb. 16 in 2017. 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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The Logan/Champaign MHDAS Board will meet in the board offices, 1521 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.

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Red Cross blood drives are set for 2-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Belle Center United Methodist Church, 101 S. Center St., Belle Center; noon-6 p.m. Nov. 10, Union Station, 613 Hamilton St., Bellefontaine; noon-6 p.m. Nov. 21, First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main St., Bellefontaine; 1-6 p.m. Nov. 25, McDonalds of Russells Point, 431 E. Main St., Russells Point.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation announced/updated the following projects:

U.S. 68 between S.R. 508 and S.R. 507, daily lane closures through Oct. 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.

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Knowlton Library presents Southeast Ohio Bigfoot Hunters. Join us as Doug Waller discusses Bigfoot sightings and encounters, And presents evidence of the existence of Bigfoot. Doug will also be Selling and signing both of his books-“Standing in the Shadows” and Hidden Encounters” AcuSport Community Room on October 29 from 1 – 3 pm.

Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Swap at the Knowlton Library on Saturday, November 5 at 11 am. Swap your “gently used” puzzles for equal number of items (please no missing pieces) The Swap will being promptly at 11:10 am.

Rock and Roll – Imagination Academy Family Edition Monday, November 7 at 6 pm At the Knowlton Library in the AcuSport Community Room. Mine your own gems and uncover the secrets of fossils in this hands-on adventure. Eat “dinosaur bones” and have a close encounter with history!

For more information about library programs, call 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

Fall StoryTimes for Kids at Logan County Libraries Sept. 12-Dec. 16:

Tuesdays – Rushsylvania Branch StoryTime 10:30-11:00 a.m.; West Mansfield Branch StoryTime 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays – Knowlton Library Little Ones StoryTime 9:30-9:50 a.m.; Knowlton Library Preschool StoryTime 10:00-10:30 a.m.; Knowlton Library Wee Workouts 10:35-11:05 a.m.

Fridays – West Liberty Branch StoryTime 11:00-11:30 a.m.; DeGraff Branch StoryTime 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Branch StoryTime- birth—preschool | Little Ones: birth—toddlers; Preschool StoryTime-3– 5 year olds | Wee Workouts-toddlers—5 year olds

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend all of programs. Visit www.LoganCountyLibraries.org or call 937-599-4189 for more information.

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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West Liberty United Methodist Church is offering Grief Support through a program called GriefShare, a weekly seminar and support group designed to help people rebuild their lives after losing a loved one, offering help, encouragement and hope. Two session times are offered: Mondays at 10 a.m. starting Aug. 29, or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Aug. 30. There is a $5 registration fee. This support group will meet at the church, 202 W. Newell St. in West Liberty. Call 937-441-3592 for information. Everyone is welcome.

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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 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.

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.