Community events through the end of July

July 23, 2014

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Galion Farmers Market July 23

The Galion Farmers Market will offer goods on July 23 from 3:30-6 p.m., at Gospel Baptist Church.

Human Trafficking Seminar July 24

Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug dealing, and the fastest growing. A seminar on human trafficking will be presented on Thursday, July 24, beginning at 11 a.m., at Wesley Chapel in Galion. It is presented by Community Counseling Services, Inc. and is open to healthcare professionals, mental health professionals and the public. Cost is $5. For more information call 419-562-2000.

ODOT public meeting July 24

Representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation and Karvo Paving will be at the Galion City Building on Thursday, July 24 at 5 p.m. Business owners and residents on the Portland Way corridor where the widening project is occurring, as well as interested citizens, are invited to attend to hear an update on the project, as well as what to expect during the bridge replacement.

Free community meal July 24

Trinity Lutheran Church, 291 N. Union St., Galion, will serve its free community meal on July 24 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Genetics presentation July 24

CRESTLINE — On July 24 at Crestline Public Library, biology and genetics teacher, Norm Huber, will present a program on basic genetics at 6:30 p.m. Norm will explain why a person has blue eyes versus brown, why hair is the color it is and other factors concerning why people look the way they do.

Buckeye Central BOE July 24

NEW WASH. — The Buckeye Central Board of Education will hold a regular monthly meeting on July 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Buckeye Central Local School, 938 South Kibler Street, New Washington in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Sports physicals July 24

MANSFIELD — School athletes in grades 7-12 will receive free physicals at the OhioHealth MedCentral Wellness Complex on July 24 at 4:30 p.m. Participants are asked to use the side entrance by Express Imaging located in the complex at 1750 West Fourth St. The physicals will be first come-first served, but parents must register by calling 419-526-8567. You may call this number for questions or concerns. A parent or guardian must accompany the athlete and the medical history portion of the form must be filled out prior to arrival. This form may be downloaded from the OHSAA website or obtained at your local school.

Youth Pool Party July 25

The City of Galion is sponsoring another free pool party for Galion youth in grades 7-12. It will be held at Heise Park Pool on Friday, July 25, from 6:30-9 p.m. The following local pizza places have agreed to donate pizza and pop for the event: Domino’s, East of Chicago, Little Caesars, M&S Carryout, Payne’s Pizza, Pizza Hut and Tubby’s Pizza. The pool party will be cancelled if it rains.

#FunFitnessFriday July 25

BUCYRUS—The Bucyrus Area YMCA & United Way of Crawford County are teaming up to bring you #FitnessFunFridays on the square in Bucyrus. This is a family friendly event for all ages, which strives to encourage exercise and nutrition during the summer months. Join us from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at the Mural on July 25th. There will be get-fit games, healthy snacks, give-a-ways and more. This event is free and open to the public. Health is one of the main building blocks for a good quality of life. The Bucyrus YMCA is a partner agency of the United Way of Crawford County. Both organizations believe in advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. For more details about this event, call the Bucyrus YMCA at 419-562- 6218 or e-mail

Firemen’s Festival 5K July 25

SULPHUR SPRINGS — In conjunction with the annual Liberty Township Fireman’s Festival, there will be a 5K run on Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in Sulphur Springs (located 6.5 miles northeast of Bucyrus on State Route 98). Pre-registration is $11 by July 18, or $16 if you would like a t-shirt. Day of registration is $13. Trophies will be given to the first two finishers in both male and female categories, and also the first man and woman in the Masters Division. Plaques will be awarded to the first three finishers in 15 age divisions (14 and under through 80 and older).

For forms or more information, call Walter Schimpf at 419-562-6173 or Charles McCallister at 419-562-6388. You can also send an email to or visit the website,

“Beauty and the Beast” July 25, 26, 27

BUCYRUS — Tickets are on sale now for Bucyrus Little Theatre’s summer Children’s production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” Originally slated for 3 performances, requests for tickets has prompted the addition of an extra matinee. Dates and times are Friday July 25 at 7:30, Saturday July 26 at 2:30 and 7:30 and Sunday July 27 at 2:30. Tickets for this production are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Call the theater at (419)562-0731 to reserve your tickets. The box office is open from 7 to 9pm Monday through Thursday. All tickets must be paid for at least 24 hours prior to the performance that they are for.

Children’s Crusade July 25, 26, 27

Who wants to be a Superhero? On July 25 and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Sunday morning (July 27) at 9 a.m., a community wide Children’s Crusade will be held at Calvary United Church of Christ, 511 Heiser Ct. and Wiley Street, Crestline. Children from ages 5 to 11 will vanquish the Super Villains of hate, greed, intolerance and laziness. There will be music and crafts and tasty, healthy snacks. A bus will be coming around to the neighborhood to pick up and return students who need transportation. There is no charge for this event.

Northmor Class of 1974 Reunion July 25-26

The Northmor Class of 1974 will hold its 40th reunion beginning Friday, July 25 at the home of John and Linda Beal. Saturday the group will meet at Der Dutchman on State Route 97 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 419-362-1169 or 567-303-8970.

Cotsamire Family Reunion July 26

BUCYRUS — The 14th Cotsamire Family Reunion will be Saturday, July 26, for descendants of John Cotsamire, Sr. The event will be held at the Aumiller Park Pavillion at Aumiller Park in Bucyrus, beginning at 11 a.m. Potluck will begin at 12 noon. A short business session and games will be conducted after lunch.

Archeology Dig July 26

The public is welcomed to join Crawford Park District Naturalist, Chris Rothhaar, as he uncovers treasures from the site of the former Seccaium Park dining hall. This program is for adults and families with children ages 8 and older. Those interested should meet at 1727 State Route 19, the property owned by Ed & Dee Speece at 9:00 am. Bring gloves, tape measures, and trowels, if you have them. Shoes or boots are recommended for this program. The Speece property is located between Bucyrus and Galion on State Route 19, west of State Route 602. For more information contact the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at or by visiting our facebook page.

Weather forecasting July 26

Join Meteorologist Steven Glauer at the Crestline Public Library on July 26 at 10 a.m. He will present a program on weather forecasting.

Summer Gospel Concert July 26

The Summer Gospel Concert Series continues on Saturday, July 26. Come to Galion’s Uptowne Gazebo to watch performances by local bands from 3-11 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, please call 419-468-2944.

Concert Line-Up:

3 p.m. —“Created Music Project” (Tony Craig) 4 p.m. — Mike Bumgardner

5 p.m. —-“Judgement Call” (Al Touby)

6 p.m.—-“Project 1:16” (Keith Stamper) 7 p.m. — Frank Boyd Jr. Blues Ministry

8 p.m—-“Watergrave” ( Kelly Blevins)

9 p.m. —-“In His Name” (Jan Meek)

Viewing the Night Sky July 26

Join members of the Richland Astronomical Society and Crawford Park District volunteers as they share their knowledge and telescope skills with all who are interested in the celestial sights. Viewing the Night Sky is July 26 at 9:30 p.m., at Lowe-Volk Park. Bring your own telescope or allow the volunteers to assist you with those provided. Program will be held rain or clear skies.

Appalachian Craft Fair July 26, 27

Galion Christ United Methodist Church and Red Bird Mission Crafts have teamed up to hold an Appalachian Craft Fair on July 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and July 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The fair will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 130 East Walnut Street, Galion.

The fair will have a wide variety of handmade crafts from southeast Kentucky, including baskets, weaving, pottery, wooden toys and kitchen utensils, pewter jewelry, dolls, ornaments and corn shuck flowers. Come out and experience a bit of Kentucky heritage and purchase a gift for that special someone or treat yourself to the many crafts we have to offer! Call 419-468-1504 for more information. Visit to see what will be at the craft fair.

Red Bird Mission is a mission agency related to the United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church. It markets for approximately 100 crafters within an 80-mile radius of its main craft store, providing much needed economic development in the corners of Clay, Leslie and Bell counties where real unemployment is approximately 50 percent.

Gospel Concert July 27

Windfall Emanuel U.C.C. will host a Gospel Concert with Simon Avila on Sunday, July 27 at 10:30 A.M. The church is located at 1781 Biddle Rd., Galion.

Sulser Reunion July 27

The 98th Sulser family reunion is Sunday, July 27th at 1 p.m. It will be held at Southview Baptist Church on Crawford Morrow County Road in Galion.

Nature hike July 27

Meet Crawford Park District Naturalist, Warren Uxley, at the Unger parking lot for a nature hike, beginning at 3 p.m. Late July brings many subtle but important changes in the natural world. Birds have stopped singing but the insects take their place, and the grassland forbs come into brilliant flower. Unger Park is located just west of Bucyrus on Bucyrus-Nevada Road.

“Leading Ladies” auditions July 27, 28

Bucyrus Little Theatre announces auditions for the first show of its 2014/2015 season, Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies”. There are 8 roles: 3 women, ages 20ish, 30ish and elderly and 5 men, ages in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Also needed are 3-4 stage hands (female) to play maids for scene changes. Directed by Tracy McAdams, please call him at 419-563-4315 with questions or to arrange to preview a script. Auditions will be held Sunday, July 27 at 7:00 pm and Monday, July 28 at 7:00 at the Bucyrus Little Theatre, 130 Songer Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio

Immunization Clinic July 28

The Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East, will have a routine immunization clinic on Monday, July 28, from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Flu shots will also be given at this clinic but are limited. Current Job & Family Services medical cards and many other insurance cards will be accepted and must be provided at time of service. Those with multiple insurance carriers must bring all cards. Immunizations for children 18 years old and younger will not be denied due to the inability to pay.

Upcycling July 28

Carolyn Helbert and Nancy Everly are “Upcycling” at the Crestline Public Library on July 28, 6 p.m. Participants will create an upcycled craft and view many ideas for turning old items into something new!

Positive Christian Singles July 28

All area singles welcome! Join the Positive Christian Singles at St. Paul United Methodist Church on July 28 at 6:30 p.m. for Joke Night. Discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow each program. The church is located at 746 Cherry Street.

KFC Farmers Market July 29

KFC Farmers Market meets every Tuesday from 4-6 p.m., through October, at the Galion KFC, State Route 598. Offerings include plants, baked goods, seasonal produce, homemade soups, naturally raised beef/pork/chicken, and more. For vendor contact information email or call 419-545-4737.

Galion Farmers Market July 30

The Galion Farmers Market will offer goods on July 30 from 3:30-6 p.m., at Gospel Baptist Church.

Crawford Park District July 31

The monthly board meeting for the Crawford Park District will be held on Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 a.m., at the Lowe-Volk Nature Center.

Phantasmagorical Steampunk Extravaganza July 31

Young adults ages 12-18 are invited to Galion Public Library, 123 N. Market St., on Thursday, July 31st from 6:30-7:30 pm for The Phantasmagorical Steampunk Extravagana. Join master storyteller and presenter Jim Kleefeld as he explores steampunk through working Victorian contraptions, gear & clockwork mechanisms, and incredible fictional adventures! Registration is required. You can reserve your spot by calling 419-468-3203 or visiting the library.

Laws and Ordinances July 31

The Laws and Ordinances Committee will meet on Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m., at the city building.

Rockology July 31

Rockologist Pam Lauer will be at the Crestline Public Library at 6 p.m. on July 31. She will present her many types of rocks and gems and jewelry she has made from them.