Upcoming Events


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West Liberty United Methodist Church offers Grief Support through a program called GriefShare, a weekly seminar and support group designed to help rebuild life after losing a loved one. The two session times offered are 10 a.m. Mondays starting Aug. 31 or 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 1. There is a $5 registration fee. The group meets at the church, 202 W. Newell St. Call 937-441-3592 for information. Everyone is welcome.

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The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive 1-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Logan County Discovery Center, 1973 W. state Route 47, Bellefontaine.

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The Red Cross is holding the following blood drives:Belle Center – 8/24/2015: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Belle Center United Methodist Church, 101 S. Center St.; Bellefontaine – 8/18/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 Main N; West Liberty – 8/21/2015: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bethel Mennonite Church, 416 Washington; 8/31/2015: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Adriel School, 500 N Detroit St.

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The West Liberty Lions will be having a Fish Fry on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the main shelter house in The Lions Park. Hours are from 5 to 7 P.M. The Fish Fry supports Lions projects in the area.

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Come out to the Aug. 27-29 DeGraff Country Fair for good food, great friends and lots of fun. This year there is once again a full schedule of rides, entertainment and contests. Entry forms are available at Regency Homes, Hair We Go Salon & Tanning in Quincy, Thackerville Hill, The DeGraff Creamery and The Village Chameleon. Forms are also available online at www.degraff-fair.webs.com under “Contest and Entry Forms” tab. Contact Diane Bradley at 937-205-0757 or go to www.degraff-fair.webs.com and click “Contact Us” for more info.

The DeGraff Country Fair is being held Aug. 27-29. Events once again will include a Bake Sale Auction. The 5th annual Bake Sale Auction will be on Saturday, Aug 29, at 3 p.m. (or after parade) at the Stage. Bring pies, cakes, cookies, jelly or any other homemade item to be auctioned. Take home ½ the money your item is auctioned for; the other half goes to the DCF for future fairs. Cash will be paid at the end of the auction. Take items to the DCF office beside Orphan Annie’s starting at noon Saturday, Aug 29.

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The Logan County Libraries offer the following event: Thursday, July 30-Aug. 12, Library Foundation Summer Book Sale. The library is located at 220 N. Main St., Bellefontaine (937-599-4189).

Homeschool Open House at the Knowlton Library 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 24 in the AcuSport Community Room will allow homeschool families to meet each other and learn how the library can support home education. Goodies for all who attend. Win prizes and have fun. Call 937-599-4189 for more information.

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Miami Grange in DeGraff will host its August Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with the DeGraff County Fair. It will be 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29.

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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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Quincy Kids Lunch Bunch for children and high school youths of the area will have free lunch and fun activities on noon each Friday until school starts at Quincy United Methodist Church, 108 Main St., Quincy.

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The Champaign County Farmers Market, corner of East Market and Locust Street, just west of the Urbana municipal building/fire department, is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays May-October. This is the place for locally grown fresh veggies and fruit.

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Ever want to join a Garden Club, share and enjoy the company of other gardeners, floral and vegetable? All are welcome to the following 6:30 p.m. meeting. For more info, call Joyce, 614-832-7445. Meetings are Aug. 17, Plant Study on Daylillies; Sept. 21, Plant Study on Mums.

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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, located at 310 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, has TB testing at the office every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 651-6186.