Upcoming Events


Indian Lake Schools will host Senior Citizens Appreciation Breakfasts during the 2018-19 school year. The first is Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Indian Lake Elementary School. This breakfast is free for residents 55 and older who want to learn more about the district. Partipants will get a free breakfast prepared by the elementary school’s Food Service Staff and see a performance from the elementary school’s Leapin’ Lakers Jump Rope Club and other presentations. Superintendent Rob Underwood will give a district update and Co-Principals Molly Hall and Jeff Reprogle will be there to answer questions. The event will wrap up with optional tours of the building. RSVP by calling 937-686-8601 or emailing stanleyp@ils-k12.org prior to Oct. 10.

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Mary Rutan Hospital will host a community blood drive Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Community Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at 205 Palmer Ave., Bellefontaine.

The Logan County Discovery Center will partner with Community Blood Center to host a community blood drive Friday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1973 W. state Route 47, Bellefontaine.

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Chiefs Core and Freyhof invite the public on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 7 to 9 a.m. to Gathering Grounds 337 E. Main St., Russells Point, for National Coffee with a Cop Day. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and find out what’s new in your community and learn about the efforts your local law enforcement are making to keep the community safe. Ask questions and share your concerns. There will be no agendas and no speeches.

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The Red Cross will hold blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 30, Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824 state Route 287, East Liberty.

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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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Teen Fall Events at the Knowlton Library: Teen Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.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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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. 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.