Area Activities and Meetings
Health Dept Closed
The Galion Health Department will be closed Tuesday, April 17. Call 419–468-1075 with questions.
GHS Class of ‘52 to meet
The Galion High School Class of 1952 will meet for a luncheon at the Galion Pizza Hut, Wednesday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m.
CC Council on Aging meets
Monthly meeting of the Crawford County Council on Aging, Inc. Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Council on Aging Office, 200 S. Spring St., Bucyrus, OH. Meeting time and place are subject to change. To confirm meeting or need additional information contact Peg Wells, Executive Director at 419–562-3050.
Get ready for Kindergarten
Galion City Schools is conducting its Kindergarten Screening and Registration, April 18 and 19 at the Primary School. Call 419–468-4010 to make an appointment.
Child must be 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2012.
Friends of the Park to meet April 19
The Friends of the Crawford Park District will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center located at 2401 State Route 598. For more information, contact the office at 419–683-9000. The monthly meeting of the Crawford Park District will be held immediately following the Friends of the Crawford Park District annual meeting.
From Citizen to Patriot to meet
From Citizen to Patriot, Crawford County’s Tea Party, will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 240 S. Market St., Galion.
All are welcome.
The meeting focus will be on the Constitution Project that is slated to kick off on May 19 at the Crawford County Courthouse in Bucyus.
Please bring an item for the food pantry drive.
CC Genealogy Society to meet
The next meeting of the Crawford County Genealogy Society will meet April 19 at New Washington St. John’s Church. Time is 7 p.m. Joe Blum will be the main speaker. Joe has been our speaker several times before and gives us a very interesting program usual about his ancesters and his visits to the old country to visit relatives there. Visitors are welcome to join us.
Town Hall Meeting April 19
There will be a Town Hall Meeting on opiates and heroin April 19 from 6:30 — 8 p.m. at the Galion High School cafetorium. This meeting is sponsored by the ADAMH Board, the Crawford County Opiate Task Force and The Crawford County 2020 Public Safety and Drug Abuse Action Team.
Catholic Charities Hosts Free Adoption Information Session in Mansfield
MANSFIELD—Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo is hosting a free Adoption Information Session 6 to 9 p.m. April 19 in Mansfield. The session is for area couples who are interested in learning more about Catholic Charities’ domestic and international adoption services.
Catholic Charities is a licensed agency for domestic adoptions for infants ages six months and younger. The organization works with couples of all religious backgrounds and encourages open domestic adoptions in which a relationship can be established between birth parents and adoptive parents. The organization also facilitates international adoptions through conducting home studies and serving as a liaison to foreign adoption agencies.
The session will be at Catholic Charities’ offices at 2 Smith Ave., Mansfield. Registrations are due by April 16 to Kathy Motsinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419–244-6711, ext 440.
Catholic Charities serves more than 31,000 people of all backgrounds in the Diocese of Toledo annually by providing food, shelter, prescription and emergency rent assistance as well as adoption services, jail and prison ministries and guardianship services to the elderly.
Singles and Couples Dance April 21
There will be a Singles and Couples Dance every Saturday night at the Harding Hotel, 267 W Center, Marion, from 7–11 p.m. on the 2nd Floor Ballroom. For more information call 419–683-3424.
Cash Mob April 21
The next Galion Cash Mob will be Saturday, April 21. Meet at the Gazebo on the Square at noon and find out what business will be mobbed.
‘Morrow County Sheriff K-9 Unit’ April 21
Deputy Brian Newsome and his dog, Dixie, with the Morrow County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit will be visiting the Galion Public Library on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. to perform a demonstration. All children in grades K-6 are welcome. Stay after the presentation to create a ‘police dog’ craft and enjoy refreshments. Registration is required. To sign up, please call the Galion Public Library at 419–468-3203 and ask for the children’s room.
Spring Sing at Windfall April 22
The Windfall Emanuel UCC, 1781 Biddle Rd., Galion, will host a Spring Sing featuring local singers on Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m.
A freewill offering will be received for Northern Ohio Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training.
Linda Wenzel, member of Windfall Church, is training to run a 1/2 marathon with the team in June and is fundraising to help find a cure for cancer.
Everyone is invited.
30th Year Celebration April 22
St. Paul Preschool is celebrating 30 years on Sunday, April 22, from 2:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. All former students are invited. St. Paul Preschool is located at 746 Cherry St.
Cemetery Walk in Fairview
The Galion Historical Society will sponsor a Cemetery Walk Sunday, April 22, at the historic Fairview Cemetery beginning at 2 p.m. No reservations are needed.
Community Outreach Dinner April 25
The St. Paul United Methodist Church, 746 Cherry St., will host a community outreach dinner April 25 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Carry-outs available. No home delivery.
Peri District 5 annual meeting April 26
The District 5 Annual Meeting for Public Employee Retirees will be on Thursday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 130 S. Walnut St., Bucyrus. $8.00 includes lunch and door prizes. Speakers for the day will be Deb McCarthy, OPERS Government Relations, Shane Olson, Humana Account Advisor, Jamie Falcon, representing Medical Mutual and Tamara Chapman, representing Express Scripts. All retirees are encouraged to attend. Reservations may be made by calling 419–562-1129 or 419–468-5005 by Saturday, April 21st.
Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction April 26
HomeCare Matters Home Health & Hospice will hold its 14th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner & Auction on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the William Crawford Intermediate School in North Robinson to raise funds for hospice care in our community. HomeCare Matters continues to work to help make a difference for people affected by profound physical, emotional and oftentimes financial distress. No patient is ever turned away because they cannot afford their care. Tickets are $13 and include a meal prepared by Special Occasions Catering of Upper Sandusky. You can help by purchasing a ticket, being a Celebrity Waiter, donating an item to be auctioned or becoming an event donor. For more information, please call 419–468-7985.
Colonel Crawford Company Re-enactment
Saturday, April 28 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
This local revolutionary war group will re-enact what life was like in 18th century America. Come learn about 18th century weapons, clothing and camplife. A highlight will be the portrayal of Dr. Knight as he informs us of the capture, torture and execution of Col. Crawford. Registration is required. Call 419–468-3203 to register for this program.
Wayside Christian School Spring Play April 27
Wayside Christian School will be presenting “I Never Saw Another Butterfly.” The play was written by Celeste Raspanti and produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company. There will be two performances Friday, April 27 and Saturday, april 28, at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. This heart touching play, based on a true story, portrays the life of a young girl who was enslaved in a concentration ghetto during the time of the Holocaust. This play is Raja’s story. It is history as much as any play can be history, showing the best and the worst of which the human heart is capable. To reserve general admission tickets for $7, call the school office at 419–562-5930. Tickets amy also be purchased at the door the evening of the performance, dependent on seating availability. Wayside Christian School is located at 2341 Kerstetter Rd., Bucyrus.
Young at Heart Yard Sale April 28
The Young at Heart group of Gospel Baptist will hold a yard sale at the church, 5670 Bucyrus Road (State Route 19), Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. — noon. Proceeds will go to the Young at Heart ministries.
Crawford County Council on Aging, Inc. Senior Citizen Prom
The Crawford County Council on Aging, Inc. will be hosting the Senior Citizen Prom at Wynford High School on Sunday, April 29, from 1–4 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Carlisle House. Music will be provided by the John Kennedy Orchestra, following the meal.
Admission is free of charge, but reservations are required. Reservations can be made Monday, April 2nd through Wednesday, April 25, by calling Rhonda Hieber at the Carlisle House, (419) 562‑4927.
Forty Buzzards Wine Club Open House
Forty Buzzards Wine Club invites the community to the Spring Open House & Wine Sampling Sunday, April 29 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the St. Theodore House Monastery, 449 Portland Way South, Galion.
The Open House will include Club Varietals Wine Tasting, Wine Making Demonstrations, Greek Appetizers & Snacks, Vineyard & Grounds Tours and Monastery Tours.
Donations Welcomed. For more information contact the St. Theodore House at 419–468-8880. Reservations are Requested but Not Required.
An Illustrated History of The Ohio State University April 29
MANSFIELD — The OSU Richland County Alumni Club and OSU Mansfield will present An Illustrated History of The Ohio State University on April 29 (Sun.) at 2 p.m. in the Conard Performance Hall in Riedl Hall.
Dr. David Hothersall, OSU professor emeritus of psychology, will facilitate the fascinating, illustrated presentation.
The presentation is free and open to everyone.
Conceal Carry three-day class
Three 4-hour sessions to be held in Richland County
•CLASSROOM TRAINING: TUESDAY, MAY 1, 6–10 PM
•THURSDAY, MAY 3, 6–10 PM (597 Park Avenue East, Mansfield, 44905, Cafeteria Former location of Peoples Hospital)
•RANGE TRAINING: SATURDAY, MAY 5, 8–12 AM (Snake Road Richland County Coon Hunters Club 1050 Snake Road, Shiloh, 44878) COST $100 includes lesson, book, application, test, range fee, beverages and snacks. Class limited to 15 students. First-come, first-served.
Bring your weapon (doesn’t have to be a canon), a holster, and one hundred rounds of ammo.
Taught by two Richland County Deputy Sheriffs. You will get the training you need to obtain a Concealed Handgun License in Ohio! This is a fundraiser for the Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association.
Call 419–687-6761 for more information, or visit our site at HYPERLINK “http://www.bloodofpatriots.org” www.bloodofpatriots.org.
Northmor Kindergarten Screening May 2–3
The days of the Kindergarten screening will be Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3. Screenings normally take 45–60 minutes.
If you have a child that will be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2012, please contact the Northmor Elementary School at 419–947-1900.
1st Annual Nick Vogt Wounded Warrior 5K Run-Walk May 5
The 1st Annual Nicke Vogt Wounded Warrior 5K Run/Walk will be May 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m. with registration and the race starting at 10:30 a.m. at 100 N. Seltzer St., Crestline.
Forms are available from Crestline United Bank, The Advocate, and at the Nick Vogt Wounded Warrior 5K Facebook page. Chicken and rib dinner will follow at the Crestline VFW. For more information call 419–405-1988 or email email@example.com
God’s Little Acre Farmers Market opens May 5
God’s Little Acre Farmers Market will meet every Saturday beginning May 5 and running through October from 9 a.m. — 12 p.m. in the Galion First Presbyterian Church Parking lot, 240 South Market Street, Galion. The market is now registered with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. For more information call 419–468-1366.
Cans for Canines May 5
The Cans for Canines and Felines will be collecting for the Crawford County Humane Society May 5 from 10 a.m. — 1 p.m. at the East Side Car Wash on East Street (across from Darlene’s). Item of the month is kitten food. Donations and pet items are always welcome. Cans for Canines will meet the first Saturday of every month. Cans for Canines thanks all for their support.
Meet & Greet May 5
Jeffrey Lehart is running for State Representative for District 87 and is holding a meet and greet May 5 at the Galion Public Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the meeting room downstairs. This is not a fund raiser, but an opportunity to meet the candidate and ask questions. Coffee and cookies will be provided. For more information go to www.JeffreyLehart.com
Governor’s Awards for Arts in Ohio May 9
Registration is now open for the 2012 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio & Arts Day Luncheon. This year marks the 41st anniversary of the luncheon, which will be held at noon on May 9 at the Columbus Athenaeum in downtown Columbus.
The luncheon is hosted by the Ohio Arts Council and Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation. Single tickets, which must be purchased online at the Ohio Arts Council website, are $50 and include lunch and a dessert reception. Table sponsorships are also available through the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation. Registration closes on April 9, 2012.
Galion Alumni to host wine tasting May 12
The Galion Alumni Association is hosting a Wine Tasting on Saturday, May 12 from 6–9 p.m. at the Galion Country Club.
We are inviting people to come try some Ohio wines while viewing artwork by local artists and bidding in the silent auction.
Tickets are available at Uptown Outfitters and the Candi Bar. Tickets are $25 per person and profits will go to the Galion City Schools band instrument repair fund and campus wear fund.
For more information call 419–468-7606 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northmor performs at an Indians game
The Northmor High School Marding Band will be performing “God Bless America” during the 7th inning of the Cleveland Indians vs. Miami Marlins baseball game at Progressive Field on Saturday, May 19. Game time if 4:05 p.m.
The band has 300 lower box tickets (sections 172-174_ available at the cost of $16 (normal price is $24). If you would like to purchase tickets, please contact Northmor Marching Band Director, Chris Kaschube by phone at 419–946-3946, x. 49260 or e-mail email@example.com.
Cultural Food Fest May 22
There will be a Cultural Food Fest on the OSU Mansfield/NC State campus May 22 from 6:30 — 8:30 p.m. in the Eisenhower Cafeteria. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Multicultural Student Association will host the event.
The purpose of the Cultural Food Fest is to bring together people from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds to experience the diversity within our campus and local community. We invite all students, faculty, staff and community members to participate in this event.
There are several ways to participate. Consider entering our food contest, where you will have the opportunity to showcase your own cultural dish. There are three categories to enter, appetizer, entree’ and desert. Prizes will be given to the winner in each category. In addition, we welcome your participation, by way of cultural expression or performance, of any kind.
Women On Target June 16
The annual NRA Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinic will be Saturday, June 16 from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Ashland Lake Gun Club, West Salem, Ohio. The $60 cost includes four classes, lunch, eye and ear protection, use of equipment, ammunition, and hands on instruction by outstanding volunteers. Pre-registration is required. Call Jennifer at 440–670-5530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Galion BOE July 19
At the April regular meeting, GBoE set a public meeting for re-employment of retired certified employees for JULY 19, at 6:30– p.m. in the middle school computer lab.
Reunion of the Class of 1972
The Class of 1972 will have their 40th Class Reunion celebration the weekend of August 10 and 11. Friday evening will be held at The Varsity Grille at 8 p.m. On Saturday morning there will be golfing at Valley View Golf Course starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday evening the dinner and dance will be held at the Elk’s Club at 6 p.m.
Anyone who has any addresses of classmates are asked to e-mail them to email@example.com or call Rena Champion Lovely at 419–468-7719.