Community Events for Thursday, April 4

Spring Bazaar & Bake Sale Today, 10am-2pm at the Ottawa Senior Citizen’s Association. Homemade gift items, baked goods, candies, more. Lunch served from 11am-1pm both days.

Spaghetti Supper Tomorrow, 5-7pm at the Gilboa United Methodist Church. Cost is a free-will donation to benefit the church youth group.
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Vendor & Craft Fair on Saturday, 10am-3pm at the Findlay Moose Lodge (W Main-Cross). Free admission, food available. Proceeds benefit the Altrusa scholarship fund.
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Dinner & Gospel Sing on Saturday at the South Side Restaurant (S Main St). Dinner at 5pm, music from 6-8pm. featuring Randy Long, Chris Baldwin & HeartSong.

Bluffton University Jazz Ensemble & Gospel Choir in concert on Saturday, 6pm at Yoder Recital Hall on the BU campus. Free, offering taken.
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“Pointe of the Evening” fundraising performance by the Verbs Ballet of Cleveland on Saturday at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Silent auction at 6:30pm, performance at 7:30pm. Proceeds benefit the Chance2Dance Foundation for local dancers. For info:

Child Development Screenings for Children 5 & Under in Hancock County will be held on Tuesday, April 9. Screenings include hearing, vision, motor skills, behavior, problem-solving, more by Help Me Grow of Hancock County. Free, call to register for a screening time.

The Children’s Mentoring Connection will host an Open House on Wednesday, April 10, 5:30-7pm at their office (E Lincoln St). Information on mentoring opportunities especially for men high-school age and up.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, April 12, 4:30-7pm at Trinity Evangelical Church, Upper Sandusky. Cost $6/Adults, $3/Age 6 & Under. Proceeds benefit the WyandotCARES Bible education program.
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“Mentorship: A Relationship for Life” one-day Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 13 at Bluffton University. Keynote speakers are BU president Dr. Jane Wood and the founder of Women in Digital Alaina Shearer. Cost $40 (including lunch), for full schedule and ticket info:

33rd annual Model Train Show & Swap Meet on Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, Bucyrus. Working layouts, vendors, memorabilia, flea market, more. Admission $5, 12 & Under Free with adult. Sponsored by the Bucyrus Model Railroad Association.

Riley Creek Festival on Saturday, April 13, 11am-4:30pm at the Bluffton University Sommer Center. Games, inflatables, food, and the traditional rubber duck race (4pm). Free admission.
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College Day at CountyLine Church of the Brethren in Harrod on Saturday, April 13, 2-4pm. Food, giveaways, information on self-defense with guest speakers and demonstrations, more. Free.
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All-you-can-eat Fish Fry on Saturday, April 13, 5pm at the So-Han-Co Sportsman’s Club (TR31 south of Arlington). $9/Adults, $5/Age 12 & Under.
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Blood Donor Drive on Thursday, April 18, 12:30-5:30pm at Pandora United Methodist Church. Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at

Blood Donor Drive on Friday, April 19, 9am-3pm at the Hancock County Red Cross office (Fair St). Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at

Blood Donor Drives on Tuesday, April 23, Noon-5pm at Findlay Evangelical Free Church and Wednesday, April 24, 6am-6pm at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at

Blood Donor Drive on Thursday, April 25, 1-6pm at Arcadia United Methodist Church. Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at

The Hancock County Solid Waste Management District’s annual Spring Cleanup Event will be held on Saturday, April 27. For more info and to volunteer:

Blood Donor Drive on Tuesday, April 30, Noon-6pm at the Ottawa VFW. Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at