Community Calendar


March 4 Through March 30

STUDENT ARTWORK ON DISPLAY — The Brush & Palette Art Gallery is displaying artwork from Galion City Schools students during regular business hours. The gallery is at 114 Rear Harding Way East. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Starting next week, gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m.

March 13

CRESTLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY — To honor Women’s History Month, Crestline Public Library will show a movie about Alice Paul and the struggle for women’s right to vote. The movie is at 6 p.m. March 13.

March 13-20

RECYCLING — unmanned, Timken Company parking lot

March 14

GALION CITY COUNCIL MEETING— will meet at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Galion Municipal Building.

ANIMAL METAMORPHOSIS — at Lowe-Volk Park from 5-7 p.m. Join us in the Nature Center to learn about animals that undergo metamorphosis. It’s also National Children’s Craft Day, so we’ll make a craft that reflects what we learned about these transforming critters.

March 15

FINAL DAY TO ORDER PAVERS — for the Crawford County Veterans Hall Of Fame at the Bucyrus courthouse. Orders are still being taken for 8 x 8 x 4 pavers, which will be a granite paver instead of a standard brick paver due to our supplier unable to get a standard brick paver that size. For more information visit our web site at www.ccvhof or contact Chuck Christman at 419-562-4740 or Don Scheerer at 419-562-9789.

COUNCIL ON AGING BOARD MEETING — The Crawford County Council on Aging’s Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. at the Council on Aging office, 200 S. Spring St. The meeting time and place are subject to change. Call 419-562-3050 to confirm meeting time and place.

March 16

FREESE FOUNDATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING — The City of Galion Freese Advisory Board will hold a special meeting March 16 at 9 a.m. to consider previously tabled applications from the Historical Society and the Booster’s Club. Also on the agenda will be the council president and the mayor presenting their 2017 Freese Board appointments.

PARK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING — The Crawford Park District Board of Park Commissioners will be meet Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 a.m.at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center, 2401 Ohio 598, Crestline. For information, call 419-683-9000.

FROM CITIZEN TO PATRIOT MEETING — The From Citizen to Patriot group will have a meeting/public forum on Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the banquet room at Galion Pizza Hut, 820 Harding Way West. Special quest speaker Bruce Edwards of The Thomas Jefferson Knowledge Institute will present a program on “The Legacy Game”, an interactive and innovative learning program developed for young people that teaches about the U.S. Constitution. There will be door prizes. All are welcome to attend this free event. A social hour precedes the meeting. For more information, call 419-468-5116 or 419-468-2944.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND AIRPORT COMMITTEE — Galion City Council’s Economic Development and Airport Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in council chambers.

COUNTY BOARD MEETING — The Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities will have its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m., in the board room at 1650 E. Southern Avenue, Bucyrus.

March 18

FUN CENTER CHORDSMEN ANNUAL SHOW — 3 p.m. March 18 a the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. Tickets cost $15 adult $5 for kids to age 12. Available at Richland Bank and online at mansfieldtickets.com

ST. PAUL UMC FOOD PANTRY — St. Paul United Methodist Church, 746 Cherry St., Galion, will open its food pantry on March 18 from 9-11 a.m. The food pantry is open the third Saturday of each month. This is for Galion residents only. (Please bring a photo ID and proof of residency (phone, utility bill etc.)

RECYCLING — 8 a.m. to noon, New Washington Town Hall; 0 a.m. to noon, Bucyrus Woodlawn United Methodist Church; 8 a.m. to noon, Liberty Township Firehouse

March 20-27

RECYCLING — unmanned, Bucyrus Seventh Day Adventist Church parking lot

March 20

SOYBEAN MARKET UPDATEJoin OSU Extension on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crawford County Courthouse Lower Level conference room for a Soybean Market update from Bunge. A member of the Ohio Highway Patrol also will be in attendance to provide updates on commercial vehicles in agriculture, fuel transports, tanks, and other relevant highway laws. Reserve your seat by noon the March 20 by calling 419-562-8731.

March 21

RECYCLING — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wayside Christian School parking lot

GALION LIBRARY WEB PAGE TUTORIAL — Join us Tuesday, March 21, for a tutorial on how to manage your Galion Public Library account via our web page. Learn how to: view items you have out and their due dates, renew checked out materials, search our catalog, create and save lists of titles you wish to read, and more! This meeting will be held in the library community room (123 N. Market St.) at 6 p.m. Call 419-468-3203 or stop in the library to register.

MARCH 22

COUNCIL FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING— Galion City Council’s Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Galion Municipal Building.

WILD WEDNESDAY —at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Come to the Nature Center and enjoy an hour of nature exploration. Program topics will vary and may include a story, short hike, craft, or a visit from an animal. For pre-schoolers and their parents. Come dressed for the weather. Morning and afternoon programs will be similar. Choose the time that best fits your schedule.

March 23

RECYCLING — 5-7 p.m., Galion School Parking lot

COMPUTER CLASS FOR BEGINNERS —Those of you who have no idea what a computer is, what a computer can do , or where the on button is, this is a class for you! Join us at GPL March 23rd at 6:30 pm., for a beginner’s computer class. The class will be led by Director, Vicki Eckenrod, and Information Technologist, Nathan Eady. For participants who wish to follow along on a laptop, those will be provided by the library. Registration for this class is required. Class size is limited. Call 419-468-3203 or stop in the library to register!

March 24

FISH FRY— Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry at St. Joseph Activity Center, 5-7 p.m.

March 25

RECYCLING — 8 a.m. to noon, Chatfield Township Firehouse; 8 a.m. to noon, Wynford High School parking lot

VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION — 1 p.m. at Carmean Woods. Vernal Pools are a diverse habitat to study. Join us in an investigation of the wetland at Carmean Woods, looking for bugs, frogs, and salamanders. All ages welcome and wear rubber boots. We will meet at the Sears Woods parking lot and hike to Carmean Woods.

COMMUNITY SPAGHETTI SUPPER — St. Paul United Methodist Church, 746 Cherry St., Galion, will host a community-wide spaghetti supper on March 25, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. All are welcome please join us. Proceeds will benefit the Community Family Christmas Project.

March 26

NATURE HIKE— 3 p.m. at Heckert Nature Preserve. The first days of spring are a time of rapid change. Birds begin their breeding cycle, amphibians, plants and even insects emerge after months of dormancy. Meet Warren Uxley at the Heckert parking lot.

March 28

GALION CITY COUNCIL MEETING — 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Muncipal Building.

WEEDS BE GONE?— 5 p.m. at Heckert Nature Preserve. Do we really want weeds to go away?Join us on National Weed Appreciation Day to see what the big deal is about with these “unwanted” plants. Hint, hint… they are very beneficial! We’ll take a hike through Heckert while learning about the usefulness of these plants.

March 29

POLICE, FIRE AND HEALTH COMMITTEE MEETING — will meet at 7 p.m. in Galion City Council chambers.

WILD WEDNESDAY — 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Come to the Nature Center and enjoy an hour of nature exploration! Program topics will vary and may include a story, short hike, craft, or a visit from an animal. For pre-schoolers and their parents. Come dressed for the weather. Morning and afternoon programs will be similar, just choose the time that best fits your schedule.

March 30

THE TIMBERDOODLE DANCE— 7:30 p.m. at Sears Woods. The “sky dance” of the American Woodcock (a.k.a. the timberdoodle) is a spectacular display of twittering flights, and tumbling falls back to Earth…all to attract the attention of a mate. Join Josh for this fun program that investigates the nighttime courtship ritual of one of Crawford County’s earliest bird migrants, the American Woodcock.

April 3

MUSHROOM MADNESS— at 7 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Sponsored by Earth, Wind and Flowers Garden Club. There is fungus among us. Jeff Wilkinson will share his 25 years of mushroom knowledge. From growing shiitake mushrooms, foraging for wild mushrooms, to preserving and cooking with mushrooms, this program is sure to have the information one needs to start down the mushrooming trail. Starter kits will also be available for purchase for you to grow your own healthy food! Public is welcome. Refreshments provided. Wilkinson is owner of a forestry consulting company in Lexington.

April 8

ARROWHEAD/ARTIFACT HUNT — 10 a.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Join members of the Johnny Appleseed Chapter 19 of the Archaeological Society of Ohio to walk nearby farm fields for flint and stone remnants of prehistoric cultures who inhabited Crawford County. Be the first human to touch an arrowhead since it was used thousands of years ago! Don’t miss this popular annual event. Bring the whole family, dress for the weather and don’t forget your boots if the ground is wet. Also, walking sticks and small digging tools can be helpful.

April 9

HI-TECH EASTER EGG HUNT — 1-3 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Kids, bring your GPS or borrow one from us. Join Don Hatfield’s family and friends for an Easter Egg Hunt around Lowe-Volk Park. Using your GPS you will find the eggs hidden in the park, and answer a nature based question in the egg. Kids finding eggs and answering the questions will receive a small prize.

April 12

GO FLY A KITE!— 5:30 p.m. at Unger Park. Kite flying has been around for centuries. Come to Unger Park to participate in this age-old pastime. Materials and a simple kite plan will be provided to construct your own flier! You can also bring your own to fly around Unger Park. Registration required by April 11. Fun for the whole family.

April 13

HOMESCHOOL IN NATURE: WILDFLOWERS — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Spring wildflowers will be popping up throughout the park. Let’s take an “I Spy” hike to see who can spy these signs of spring. Children ages 5-8 will meet from 9-10 a.m. and children ages 9-12 will meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call the Park District to reserve your spot in each class by April 12.

April 14

THE GALION CLASS OF 1963 — will meet at the Pizza Hut at noon on Friday, April 14.. All guests are welcome.

April 15

SPRING WILDFLOWERS— 3 p.m. at Sears Woods. Early spring brings with it an explosive growth within our woodlands. Spring blooming wildflowers must complete their life cycle before the trees leaf out and cut off the light necessary for photosynthesis. Meet Warren Uxley at the Sears Woods parking lot.

April 17

LIFE IS SWEET! — 6 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park Many plant flowers produce nectar that is a sweet treat for various animals. Humming birds, butterflies, and bees are more than happy to sip some sugary nectar. Join Joy Etter-Link for a nature experience full of learning, fun and, if you are lucky, a sip of a sweet treat! For kids up to grade 5.

April 19

WILD WEDNESDAY —10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Come to the Nature Center and enjoy an hour of nature exploration! Program topics will vary and may include a story, short hike, craft, or a visit from an animal. For pre-schoolers and their parents. Come dressed for the weather. Morning and afternoon programs will be similar, just choose the time that best fits your schedule.

WHAT’S A WATERSHED? — 5 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. What’s a watershed and where do I find one? Come out to the Nature Center and join Lisa as she simplifies “what is a watershed”. We’ll also take a look at how we impact the water quality.

April 22

EARTH DAY FAIR— 11 a.m. -2 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. The Crawford Park District is partnering with many local organizations to host our annual Earth Day Fair. The focus of this event is not only to get people thinking about the 3 R’s — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — but also about sustainability, creating backyard habitat, and much more! There will be many “green” table displays and activities. The following displays and activities planned include: Recycle Trailer and display from Crawford County Solid Waste District, interactive “living stream” display from ODNR Scenic Rivers Program, display from Sandusky River Watershed Coalition, Recycled Projects from Lisa Smith’s 4th Grade class (Colonel Crawford), Composting Demo from the Soil and Water Cons. Dist., Native Plant Sale, Recycled Nature Craft, Natural Pesticides display, “mud play”, and displays from local businesses that demonstrate the focal points of this event. In an effort to help our wild pollinators, we will also be giving away milkweed plants/starts to the first 100 visitors! Come and celebrate Earth Day with us.

April 26

NOSING AROUND IN NATURE — 5:30 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Get your sniffers ready! If it is outside, we’re gonna sniff it! Join Josh for an olfactory good time in nature. We’ll smell the Earth, water, rocks, plants…anything we come across. Fun for the whole family! If everything tastes like chicken, does it all smell like chicken? Come to Lowe-Volk and find out!

May 4

HEAR BIRDY, BIRDY!— 5 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Calling all bird nerds. Come to the Nature Center for National Bird Day. We’ll have bird themed games and activities and then take a hike to see or hear who’s around in the Park.

May 6

BIRD WALK — 9 a.m. at Sears Woods. More migratory birds pass through Ohio in early May than at any other time of the year. This massive movement ofwarblers, tanagers, flycatchers, vireos and thrushes (to name just a few) is truly spectacular. Meet Warren Uxley at the Sears Woods parking lot.

TELLIN’ TALES: THE SANDUSKY RIVER — 2 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. The Sandusky River has been a major environmental force in Crawford County and Ohio. Its physical and life supporting characters have had far reaching effects on the balance of ecosystems. Beginning with a general summary of the Sandusky River watershed, each attendee will have an opportunity to share their personal experiences related to the great and powerful Sandusky. From a childhood wading experience, or the sight of your first blue heron, to seeing the river extend past its boundaries in a raging flood, oral history will be shared. Bring any Sandusky River photos, news reports or items that will add to the richness of this learning experience.

LEESVILLE HISTORY: THE LEESVILLE JAIL AND STORIES OF LEESVILLE RASCALS — 3:15 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. A catch-up session on the Leesville Jail is planned along with a focus on a few of the ornery Leesville residents whose antics were documented in local newspapers. Bring any information or photos that you may have that relate to the topic. Anyone who has a connection to Leesville or is interested in the history of our area is welcome to participate.

May 11

HOMESCHOOL IN NATURE: ARCHERY —2 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. We’re aiming to end the Homeschool in Nature Series with a little outdoor recreation fun! Sign up to nock an arrow and hit your mark on the target. The session is for homeschoolers ages 5-12 years. Call the Park District to reserve your spot in each class by May 10.

May 12

THE GALION CLASS OF 1963 — will meet at the Pizza Hut at noon on Friday, May 12. All guests are welcome.

May 13

BIRD BANDING — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. In conjunction with the Pancake Breakfast, we’ll be banding birds in the Bird Viewing Room of the Nature Center. Join us for a morning of science. They’ll be monitoring mist nets to see which birds inhabit or pass through Lowe-Volk Park. Banding is used to track trends in bird populations, among other research applications. All ages welcome, and grab some pancakes in support of your Park District!

PANCAKES IN THE PARK — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Come and support the Crawford Park District while satisfying your appetite. Pancakes topped with real maple syrup, add a side of delicious ham and a great morning will be had enjoying and supporting the Park District.

May 20

FLY-TYING— 1 p.m. at Lowe-Volk Park. Dave Meadows will lead this informative program on fly-tying. Knowledge of matching the correct fly to the correct fishing goal is central to the process. Dave will cover the basic tools and skills needed to construct artificial flies that fish will attack.

May 21

NATURE HIKE— 3 p.m. at Daughmer Savannah. Many of the threatened plant species found at Daughmer are at their best in late spring. There is also an assemblage of colorful breeding birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Meet Warren Uxley at the Daughmer parking lot.

May 24

RACE THROUGH THE WOODS — 5 p.m. at Unger Park. What better way to spend National Scavenger Hunt day than to go racing through Unger Park to find the items on your scavenger hunt list. Some items will be easy to find and others you will have to search for. Race back to the start and see if you have the fastest time!

June 3-4

LIVING HISTORY DAYS —at Lowe-Volk Park. This annual event celebrates Crawford County’s Revolutionary War connection. The park district partners with Colonel Crawford’s Company, a local re-enactment group, for this event. There will be re-enactments of Col. Crawford’s capture, period demonstrations, historical presentations, tomahawk throwing, lantern and bus tours and more.

June 9

THE GALION CLASS OF 1963 — will meet at the Pizza Hut at noon on Friday, June 9. All guests are welcome.

July 14

THE GALION CLASS OF 1963 — will meet at the Pizza Hut on JULY 14 at noon. All guest are welcome.

August11

THE GALION CLASS OF 1963 — will meet at the Pizza Hut at noon on Friday, Aug. 11. All guests are welcome.

Sept. 8

THE GALION CLASS OF 1963 — will meet at the Pizza Hut at noon on Friday, Sept. 8. All guests are welcome.

Oct. 13

THE GALION CLASS OF 1963 — will meet at the Pizza Hut at noon on Friday, Oct. 13th. All guests are welcome.

Nov. 10

THE GALION CLASS OF 1963 — will meet at the Pizza Hut at noon on Friday, Nov. 10. All guests are welcome.

Dec. 8

THE GALION CLASS OF 1963 — will meet at the Pizza Hut at noon on Friday, Dec. 8. All guests are welcome.

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