Upcoming Events


Indian Lake High School’s SADD is sponsoring a fall blood drive on Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Auxiliary Gym. Community members are asked sign up for this drive because many high school athletes will not be able to give as the winter sports contests begin that evening. To schedule an appointment, call Deb Metzger at 937-686-8851, ext. 4203 or email her at metzgerd@ils-k12.org. Or register online at www.donortime.com (login or create an account, enter sponsor code 385 and pick an appointment time)

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Indian Lake Elementary School will host a Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, at 8:40 a.m. The event will last about an hour and include a flag raising, snacks and a clap out. RSVP to 937-686-7323 and park in the front parking lot.

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Imagination Academy Family Edition-Christmas Crafting will be Monday, Nov. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Knowlton Library. Make and take home crafts that children can give as great Christmas gifts. For more information call the library at 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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The Logan County Land Trust and the Logan County Historical Society will host a presentation on Ohio archaeology on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Logan County Historical Society, 521 E. Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine. The event begins with a meet and greet at 6 p.m. Dr. Jarrod Burks, president of the Heartlands Earthworks Conservancy, at 6:30 p.m. will discuss “Advancing the Preservation of Ancient Earthworks in Southern Ohio.” A profusion of mysterious earth enclosures is clustered in southern Ohio.

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Riverside Local Schools will host a Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. Prior to the assembly, breakfast will be served for all community veterans beginning at 8 a.m. All veterans and their families are invited.

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All past and present military personnel, auxiliary members, Reservists, Gold Star Mothers and their spouses or guests are invited to the 8th annual FCCLA Freedom Breakfast at Indian Lake High School, hosted by the Indian Lake Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter. The event includes a hearty breakfast with a musical salute to the country’s heroes. The celebration will be Friday, Nov. 9, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in the high school auxiliary gym. Any service member attending may bring one guest. RSVP your name, number attending and phone number by Nov. 8 to the high school at 937-686-8851, ext. 4334 or kimballb@ils-k12.org.

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Quick Bread Baking Challenge at the Knowlton Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Bring in your favorite “Quick” bread (and recipe if you wish to share). Judges will sample and judge on taste, appearance and texture. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 winners. No fees or registration required. For more information call the Library at 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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The West Liberty United Methodist Church, 202 W. Newell St., will host GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays, a seminar for people facing the holidays after the loss of a loved one, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The program includes practical tips, words of strength and encouragement, and suggestions to help those facing unique stresses of the holiday season. For more information, call Gene Farley at 937-441-3592.

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Jigsaw Puzzle Swap at the Knowlton Library on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. Swap your “gently used” puzzles for equal number of items. Please no missing pieces. Swap will begin at 11:05 a.m. For more information, call the library at 937-599-4189 or visit LoganCountyLibraries.org

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A representative of the State Secretary’s Office will be available for questions and info 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 9 at the Knowlton Library, 220 N. Main St., Bellefontaine.

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The Top of Ohio chapter of Mended Hearts will meet Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the conference room on the 1st floor near the cafeteria at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine. Speaker Beth Short, CPN (Certified Nurse Practitioner) from OSU Cardiology in Bellefontaine will discuss fluid retention and heart failure. Light heart-healthy refreshments will be served. Mended Hearts is a national non-profit support organization for those of any age with heart problems and heart disease, their family members and caregivers. For more information contact chapter president and regional director Bruce Norris at 937-935-1747 or visit the Mended Hearts web site at www.mendedhearts.org.

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Red Cross blood drives: 11/12/2018 noon-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Main, Bellefontaine; 11/14/2018 noon-6 p.m., Union Station, 613 Hamilton St., Bellefontaine.

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Christ United Methodist Church, corner of Brown and state Route 235, Lakeview, will hold a beef and noodle dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Cost is $9 per meal. Desserts are extra. Carryout available.

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The Woodstock Lions Club will host a fish fry at the clubhouse, 2235 N. state Route 559, Woodstock, 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

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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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Teen Fall Events at the Knowlton Library: Teen Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.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; Bookworms 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: Monday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.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 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 4th 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.