Community Events for Thursday, December 14

Blood Donation Drive Tomorrow, Noon-6pm at the Putnam County YMCA. Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at

Volunteers and donations are needed for the laying of wreaths at Maple Grove Cemetery on Saturday as part of the “Wreaths Across America” program. For info, search the Findlay event at

Model Train Show & Swap Meet on Saturday, 10am-3pm at the Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima. Operating layouts, models and equipment for all gauges, memorabilia vendors, more. Food available. Admission $5, Age 12 & Under Free (with adult admission).

The Findlay Masonic Lodge annual Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, 3-5pm at the Masonic Complex (Osborn Ave). All Masonic family members young and young-at-heart are invited for cookie decorating, food, crafts and stockings from Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Holiday Concert by the Lima Area Youth Orchestra on Sunday, 7pm at Lima Senior High School.

Snowflake Storytime on Tuesday, 10am at the Bluffton Public Library featuring stories, songs and crafts. Free, all ages welcome.

A Dulcimer Christmas on Tuesday, 6:30pm at the Bluffton Public Library. Holiday music, refreshments, more. Free.

Blood Donation Drive on Thursday, December 21, 1-7pm at Stonebridge Church. Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at

Registration is now open (thru 12/23) for Winter Competitive Regional Basketball for youth in grades 3-6 (boys and girls). Practices begin the week of January 8, games begin on January 20. Contact the Findlay Family YMCA for registration info:

Blood Donation Drives on Tuesday, December 26, Noon-6pm at the Findlay Knights of Columbus, Thursday, December 28, 9am-3pm at the Findlay Family Moose Center (W Main-Cross), Friday, December 29, Noon-6pm at Findlay Trinity Lutheran Church (Bigelow Ave) and Saturday, December 30, 9am-3pm at Mt. Blanchard United Methodist Church. Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at

Blood Donation Drives on Wednesday, December 27, Noon-6pm at the Ottoville Parish Hall and Thursday, December 28, Noon-6pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, Ottawa. Walk-in’s welcome or make an appointment at

Open Video Gaming Day for all ages on Thursday, December 28, 9:30am-5pm at the Bluffton Public Library. Devices and games provided or bring your own (All games rated E – Everyone). Pre-registration required.