Upcoming Events


Imagination Academy Family Edition-Sadako will be held at the Knowlton Library on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in partnership with LoCo Arts – Sadako & Her Wish For Peace. Enjoy origami crafting with an origami artist, practice Hiragana writing and learn about Japanese history and culture. Call the Library at 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org for more information

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The Red Cross will hold a blood drive Sept. 13 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Union Station of Logan County, 613 Hamilton St., Bellefontaine.

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Universal Home Health & Hospice offers GriefShare from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 10 to Nov. 19 at Belle Center Church of Christ, 301 Walnut St., Belle Center. For more info, contact Pastor Ken Neighoff at 937.935.0804 or kneighoff@greenhillscommunity.org.

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Russells Point Church of God, 432 state Route 708, will host its free annual Hog Roast and Concert on Sept. 29. The Hog Roast begins at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by a concert at 7 p.m. The artist this year is The Hyssongs, a Southern Gospel family that combines music, humor and brass instruments for a concert for all ages.

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Christ United Methodist Church, Lakeview, will hold an open house with refreshments and short concert from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22. Visitors will have an opportunity to view a large painting created by a local artist in the 1940s.

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct an “About Boating Safely” class 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station-Moundwood launch ramp, 7490 Edgewater Ave., Huntsville. Pre-registration and payment required. Contact Anita Daniel, 937-726-6572. Fee: $40 for the first student and $25 for the second student and includes lunch. Course completion satisfies the Ohio educational requirements for boaters born after Jan. 1, 1982, who wish to operate a powerboat greater than 10 horsepower. This is a great family-oriented training class.

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Teen Fall Events at the Knowlton Library: Teen Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Pizza Tasting Event Tuesday, Sept. 25 3:30-5:30p.m.; Trapped! Escape Room Event Saturday, Oct. 27 6-8p.m.; Harry Potter Event Saturday, Nov. 17 1-3 p.m. Call 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org for more information.

Children’s Fall Events at Logan County Libraries: half-hour literacy programs encouraging education-based play begins Sept. 11:

Tuesdays – Bookworms StoryTime | Rushsylvania Branch | 10:30 a.m; Bookworms StoryTime | West Mansfield Branch | 11:30a.m; ookworms StoryTime | Lakeview Branch | 1:30p.m.

Wednesdays – Little Ones | Knowlton Library | 9:30a.m.; Preschool StoryTime | Knowlton Library | 10:00a.m.; Play with a Purpose | Knowlton Library | 10:30a.m.

Fridays – Bookworms StoryTime | West Liberty Branch | 11:00a.m.; Bookworms StoryTime | DeGraff Branch | 1:30p.m.; Imagination Academy Family Edition at the Knowlton Library

An hour-long educational program designed for all ages: Mondays | September 24, October 29 & November 26 at 6:00p.m.

Call (937)599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org for more information

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West Liberty United Methodist Church is once again offering Grief Support through GriefShare, a 13-week seminar and support group to help rebuild life after losing a loved one, offering help, encouragement and hope. Two session times are offered: Mondays at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 to Nov. 12; or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 to Nov. 13. There is a $5 registration fee. This support group meets at the West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St. For more info, call 937-441-3592. To register online go to griefshare.org. Everyone is welcome.

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What is Your Soil Wearing This Year? is a workshop on cover crops and soil health scheduled Sept. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tom and Nancy Smith Farm, 2684 Mt. Tabor Road, West Liberty. Dinner will be provided by Dine and Dash Food Truck, Urbana. Register ahead for $10 or pay $12 at the door. Send name, number attending and amount enclosed to Logan County Land Trust, c/o Bob Stoll, 5952 state Route 540, Bellefontaine, OH 43311. Make checks payable to Logan County Land Trust. For info: 937-935-7505.

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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 to7 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 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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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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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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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 has vaccines 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. Please call to register at 937-651-6186. We take the following insurances: Anthem * Aetna * Medical Mutual and most Ohio Medicaid plans. Please bring all of your insurance cards and your child’s immunization card.

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.