Upcoming Events


Editor’s note: Each church is invited to email info about Vacation Bible School to kfox@aimmediamidwest.com. It will appear one time in this section at no charge.

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Ben Logan soph Alicia Jenkins wants to upgrade Richland Twp. Memorial Park, Belle Center, and, in the process, earn a Girl Scout Gold Award. She’s raising funds with BBQ Chicken Dinners as part of Belle Center’s July 4 activities. For pre-sale tickets, $8.50, call 937-464-4623. Tickets the day of the event will be $9. Pick up dinners 1:30-8 p.m. Dinners include a half chicken, applesauce, chips and a roll. Drinks will be available for purchase at pickup. Park upgrades will include a batting cage, new and updated bleachers, new benches, relining basketball court, replacing basketball nets, power washing, trash cleanup and painting jobs. Like her Facebook page for updates: Batter Up – A Girl Scout Gold Award Project.

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The Logan County Farmers Market is open Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-noon May through September at the corner of Chillicothe and Detroit in downtown Bellefontaine. SNAP, Medicaid, WIC cardholders get extra $ for produce. Kids 5-12 get $2 in tokens for produce.

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For the third year, Alan Galvez Insurance will host Honor Our Flag Days to honor the U.S. flag, Flag Day and those who served and serve the flag. Visit the office at 134 W. Columbus Ave. in downtown Bellefontaine to exchange your tattered flag for a new one. Although flags of all sizes will be accepted, people will receive a nylon 3-foot by 5-foot flag in return. The flags are American made and ordered through American Legion Flag & Emblem Company. A portion of the proceeds will benefit American Legion Harold Kerr Post 173, based in Bellefontaine. People can exchange flags June 11-15 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Also sign up to win one of two patriotic-themed gift baskets perfect for celebrating the 4th of July.

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The Logan County Republicans will honor veterans, firefighters and law enforcement officers during the monthly luncheon on Monday, June 11, at noon at the American Legion in Bellefontaine.

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The Logan County Health District offers free HIV testing the third Monday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (starting June 18). Testing is confidential. The goal of this program is to prevent the spread of the HIV disease through education and testing.

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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an “About Boating Safely” class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 16 at the USCG Aux. Station located at 7490 Edgewater Ave., Huntsville. Pre-registration and payment are required. Contact Anita Daniel at 937-726-6572. The fee is $40 for the first student and $25 for a second student and includes lunch. Course completion satisfies the Ohio educational requirements for boaters born after January 1, 1982 who wish to operate a powerboat greater than 10 horsepower. This is a great family oriented training class. Register today and learn about boating safety from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive 7 a.m.-3 p.m.Wednesday, June 6, at Mary Rutan Hospital, 205 Palmer Ave., Bellefontaine; and a blood drive at Bellefontaine Moose Lodge 2563, located at 912 S. Detroit St., on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Start your summer fun with the reading program kickoff at the Knowlton Library, Bellefontaine, on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. A Learning Luan—celebrate Hawaiian culture by playing traditional instruments and learning the meaning of hula dance. Enjoy playing outdoor games, try out a bouncy house, and cool off with refreshments while soaking up some fresh air and sun in the North Parking Lot location. This event is free and for all ages. For more information call the library at 937-599-4189 or visit www.LoganCountyLibraries.org

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Youth Soccer Camp at Calvary Fields (1668 N 68 Bellefontaine): Age 4-entering 8th grade; June 4-8; $50 you get a Camp shirt; Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-victory-tickets-44964457904.

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The Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew will be hosting the 19th annual Parade and Auction on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 11 a.m. on Turkeyfoot. Again this year, the Shriners will participate in the parade and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 decorated entries. The parade is open to any group, business or organization and any motorized vehicle is allowed. Pre-registration is not necessary. To participate, simply be in place at the start of the parade route at Logan’s Landing no later than 10:30. Immediately following the parade, more than 100 items will be auctioned off in the yard next to the Tilton Hilton. For more info, call 937-760-5253.

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Journey Christian Cancer Support meets 6:30-8 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Quest Community Church, 110 South St., in West Liberty. It is free and the building is handicap accessible. Long-time cancer survivors, current cancer patients and their caregivers are invited. This is a community event sponsored by the church. A table of books and resources are available to use. For more information, call Karla Kensey at 614-827-5882.

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Logan County Libraries – Ask-a-Librarian – A librarian will be available to answer computer questions a day each month through December.

Ask-a-Librarian days will be: First Thursday of each month 1:30 – 2:30 pm at West Liberty Branch; Second Thursday of each month 12:30-1:30 pm at West Mansfield Branch; Second Thursday of each month 2:15-3:15 pm at Rushsylvania Branch; Third Thursday of each month 1:30-2:30 pm at Lakeview Branch; Fourth Thursday of each month 1:30-2:30 pm at DeGraff Branch.

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The Logan County Health District has all required childhood vaccines available. Please call to register at 937-651-6186. We take the following insurances: Anthem * Aetna * Medical Mutual and most Ohio Medicaid plans. Immunization clinics are every Thursday morning 9:00 – 11:00 AM and the 1ST Thursday of each month 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Please bring all of your insurance cards and your child’s immunization card.

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Book Club, For A Brew Generation – Books on Tap! A casual book group for 20-30 somethings and beyond, interested in reading fun and edgy books, with a trivia style discussion at the “Tap of Ohio.” Hosted by Logan County Libraries and Brewfontaine every 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Library cards are required for the monthly book title checkout. Participants must be 21 years of age to purchase adult beverages. For more information call the Library at (937)599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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The Logan County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau offers networking and education opportunities: First Thursday’s Coffee Hour – 1st Thursday of each month @ 8:00 a.m. @ (visit www.logancountyohio.com for site info); Legislative Meetings – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:30a.m. @ Chamber Office; Young Professionals – 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 5:30 p.m. @ (visit www.logancountyohio.com for site info). Additional networking opportunities available w/membership include Quarterly H.R. Lunch & Learns; Safety Council Meetings – 3rd Thursday of each month @7:30 a.m. @ Hilliker YMCA; Business After Hours – Available upon request.

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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). 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 6 p.m. to individuals and families in Logan County needing food and who qualify under the Second Harvest Food Bank criteria. The church is at the former Northeastern Elementary, 600 Brown Ave., Bellefontaine. Qualified individuals and families can secure three days of food, including veggies, meats and canned goods, by entering the church’s back entrance. Contact Janet Sexton at 937-441-5189, or Heather Wright at 937-441-5168 for more info.

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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 937-599-5175.

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The Logan County Art League holds an Open Studio 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd, 3rd and 4rh 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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The Indian Lake United Christian Services Food Pantry at the Municipal Building, 433 state Route 708, Russells Point, offers food assistance to all residents of the Indian Lake School District on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of the month. The Food Pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers and operates solely with donated funds and food.

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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.

The Logan County Health District is offering flu shots for all ages during the regular Immunization Clinics every Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and the 1st Thursday of the month from 2 to 6 p.m. Most insurances are accepted.

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. Most Ohio Medicaid plans are accepted.