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DNA presentation Aug. 4


During the month of August, the Crestline Public Library continues to offer outstanding adult programs as part of their Summer Reading Program “Literary Elements.” Join us Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Michael Veltran from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office will present a program on the use of DNA in law enforcement.


Galion Board of Health Aug. 5


The Galion Board of Health will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 a.m., at the City Building. The Board will discuss the hiring of a new health commissioner.


Board of DD meeting Aug. 5


The Crawford County Board of DD will hold a special board meeting to discuss employment issues on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at CCBDD located at 1650 E. Southern Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio.


Getting Ahead informational meeting Aug. 5


The Getting Ahead program is having an informational meeting on Aug. 5 at Galion Alliance Church at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend to learn more about this program to address poverty in the community. For those who wish to be a part of the program, the training will be held at Free Methodist Church in the evenings, which includes dinner and child care, and some transportation will be provided to participants. For anyone wanting to obtain more information the Getting Ahead Crawford County program can be reached at 419 562-9010.


KFC Farmers Market Aug. 5


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 janbilsing@townmoneysaver.com or call 419-545-4737.


Movie Night Aug. 5


Adults and teens (ages 12 & up) are invited to the Galion Public Library, 123 N. Market St., on Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm for a movie night. We will be screening the newly-released film adaptation of the first book in Veronica Roth’s bestselling dystopian trilogy. For the movie title, please call or visit the library. Registration is required. Please reserve your spot by visiting Galion Public Library or calling us at 419-468-3203.


Galion kindergarten registration Aug. 6


A combined kindergarten registration and screening will be held for Galion City Schools at Galion Primary School, 478 Portland Way North, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children must be 5 years old before Aug. 1 in order to start kindergarten in the fall. When registering, the following items are needed: Child, Child’s Birth Certificate, Shot Records, Social Security Card.


In case of divorce or separation, legal custody papers are required. Proof of residency (i.e., utility bill, rental agreement, or tax forms). You must have an appointment for your registration and screening. Please call the Galion City Schools at 419-468-3432 to schedule an appointment.


Instrument donation drive Aug. 6


On Wednesday, Aug. 6, please drop off any unneeded, gently used musical instruments at Memory Lane Auto Museum, 124 Harding Way West. Owner Jim Hedges is collecting instruments to donate them to the Galion Middle School for band students to use. The store will be open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


GHS Class of 1954 Lunch Aug. 6


The Galion High School Class of 1954 will meet for lunch at the Galion Pizza Hut Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 11:30 a.m.


Galion Farmers Market Aug. 6


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


Utilities Aug. 6


The Galion Utilities Committee will meet Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m., at the city building.


Nature Walk for Seniors Aug. 7


MANSFIELD — Gorman Nature Center will be hosting a “Summer Nature Walk for Seniors” on Thursday, August 7th at 1:30 pm. The pace will be slow and easy as we talk and explore the Center’s trails. The Gorman Nature Center is located at 2295 Lexington Ave., south of Mansfield. All programs are free and open to the public. For additional information call (419) 884-3764.


Galion BOE Aug. 7


The Galion Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m., in the Middle School computer lab.


Parks and Streets Aug. 7


The Galion Parks and Streets Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m., at the city building.


Bioluminescence Aug. 7


Come to the Crestline Public Library on Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Bill Fisher, Director of Lowe Volk Park, will enlighten participants about bioluminescence in nature.


Lincoln Highway Buy Way Sale Aug. 7-9


Aug. 7-9 is slated for the Lincoln Highway Buy Way Sale. Get your unwanted rummage together!


Deals At the Depot Aug. 7-9


Join the Friends of the Big Four Depot for the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sales on the grounds of the Depot on Aug. 7, 8 and 9. From 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day there will be food vendors, arts & crafts and of course great yard sale deals of all kinds! Reserve a 10x10 space for $15 per day or $30 for all three days. Larger vendors/food vendors will be $25 per day or $65 for all three days. You are responsible for bringing your own tables & chairs. Overnight security will be provided.


If you are interested in having a table at this event, please contact Carol at 419-468-2944. Email us at friendsofthebig4depot@gmail.com with questions. Remember all proceeds will go towards continued advocacy and preservation promotion of the Big Four! Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheGalionBigFourDepot.


First Lutheran Buy-Way Sale Aug. 7-9


First Lutheran Church in Galion will hold its fourth annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sale event in the fellowship hall of the church located at 127 S. Columbus St. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 7, 8 and 9. The sale will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday will also be $1 Bag Day. Visitors are welcome to use the back door of the building for immediate access to the sale site. Handicapped access is available through the front door via the elevator down the hall to the left. This fundraising event supports the church’s ministries.


Class of 1963 Aug. 8


The Galion High School Class of 1963 will meet at the Pizza Hut at noon on Friday, August 8th. Please come and join us. We’ve had a lot of fun renewing friendships at our luncheons. All guests are welcome!


Cookbook Sale Aug. 8


Friends of the Galion Public Library will host a Cookbook Sale on Friday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It will be a large sale of over 1000 cookbooks (hardback, softcover, spiral etc.) at the Galion Public Library. All of these quality cookbooks were generously donated by a local patron, and came from her personal collection. Through her generosity the Friends will be able to continue to support the Director and her staff with needed materials for promotion of their interesting programs offered to children and adults. As always the Friends thank the community for their continued support.


United Way Glow Ball Aug. 8


United Way of Crawford County and Cranberry Hills Golf Course are teaming to bring you Glow Ball 2014. An evening glow golf outing sponsored by First Federal Community Bank, on Friday, August 8, at Cranberry Hills in New Washington. Watch your golf shots fly into the night sky, and play golf like you have never played it before. Registration begins at 6:00 PM, followed by a full course meal at Cranberry Hills Banquet Hall starting at 6:30 PM. Glow golf will begin promptly at 8:00 PM.


The cost is $50.00 per person, which includes dinner and golf. Plus don’t miss the raffles, 50/50 drawings and more. The deadline to register is August 4, 2014. Space is limited, so sign up today by calling United Way at 419-468-4291 or Cranberry Hills at 419-492-2192. All donations to this county wide event are tax deductable. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the 2014 Live United Campaign, which provides funding to programs around the county in the area of education, health, financial stability and safety net services. To get additional information, please e-mail unitedwayofcrawfordcounty@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page.


Blood Drive Aug. 8


MARENGO — Now that it is time to get that back to school shopping finished, to get ready for the Morrow County Fair and finish your summer activities, you probably could use a little rest. The best way to do that is to relax and help someone in need without going to any trouble. The Red Cross is in desperate need of blood and you can give on Aug. 8 at the Marengo UM Church from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Did you realize that every two seconds someone in the US needs blood? Help us by donating.


“Wizard of Oz” Aug. 8, 9, 10


Galion Community Theatre will present “The Wizard of Oz” on August 8, 9 and 10. Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. The cast is made up of youngsters ages 7 to 18 who are participating in GCT’s summer theatre workshop for children. Tickets cost $12 each and may be reserved by calling 419-563-5805.


CC Lions Recycling Aug. 9


The Colonel Crawford Lions Club will be collecting recylables at Lowe-Volk on Saturday, Aug. 9,


9am-Noon. They will be accepting: Cardboard, clear/brown/green/blue glass (separate by color), plastics, newspaper/magazines/office paper/junk mail, steel cans, aluminum cans, computer towers (no computer monitors or televisions), laptops, printers, cell phones, eyeglasses, batteries and lightbulbs.


God’s Little Acre Aug. 9


God’s Little Acre — Galion’s oldest Farmer’s Market — will be held every Saturday through September 27, from 9 a.m. - noon. It is in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church (corner of South Market Street and Atwood Street). Fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies and more, all at great prices. SNAP and debit/credit cards are accepted by some vendors. No charge to vendors for setting up! For further information please contact the church office at 419-468-1366.


Collection Drive Aug. 9


There will be a collection drive for canines and felines on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please donate your items at Geyer’s. The items of the month are dog and puppy food.


Water Carnival Aug. 9


Lowe-Volk Park will host its annual Water Carnival Saturday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Chef Battle Aug. 9


Children and families of all ages are invited to the Galion Public Library, 123 N. Market St., on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2:00-3:00 pm for Chef Battle. Presented by The Cooking Caravan, this mobile competition pits two Caravan chefs against each other in an “Iron Chef” style cooking battle that uses audience members as sous chefs! This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required. Please reserve your spot by visiting Galion Public Library or calling us at 419-468-3203.


Drop a Beat Aug. 9


Teens ages 12-18 are invited to the Galion Public Library, 123 N. Market St., on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 3:30-4:30 pm for the hands-on music program “Drop a Beat, Rock the Mic!” presented by The Cooking Caravan. Participants will learn how to mix, mash, and scratch beats at the DJ center as well as write and perform rhymed couplets on a live microphone at the MC center. This hands-on program combines music theory and literacy and ends with a wild performance. Registration is required. Please reserve your spot by visiting Galion Public Library or calling us at 419-468-3203.


Pack the Park Aug. 9


Pack the Park on Aug. 9! This event is a donation drive and movie sponsored by the Crawford County Young Professionals and the Crawford County Farm Bureau Young Agricultural Professionals. It will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the New Washington Village Park in New Washington. All donated items will directly benefit the New Washington Community Blessings Program. Suggested items for donation include: Microwavalbe pasta dinners, peanut butter, granola bars, Poptarts, single-serving cereal, fruit cups and juice boxes. Rain date is Aug. 23.


Daylily Demonstration Aug. 9


MANSFIELD — Join Bill Collins, Kingwood’s Head Gardener, to learn how to lift and divide daylilies. He will demonstrate the proper technique in Kingwood Center’s gardens on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will take several divisions home from the Kingwood daylily collection. Class will meet at the Meeting Hall, but demonstrations will be outdoors. Fee is $15 per person, which includes admission to Kingwood, $13 for members & volunteers. Advance registration and payment is required by calling 419-522-0211, Ext. 107, Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Kingwood Center is located on the corner of Park Avenue West and Trimble Road in Mansfield, Ohio with the entrance at 50 North Trimble Road.


Powel Shovel Reunion Aug. 9


MARION — Marion Power Shovel retirees, former employees, spouses and guests are encouraged to attend their annual reunion at Lincoln Park on West Fairgrounds Street in Marion, Ohio on August 9th t 11:00 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Marion Power Shovel is known throughout the world for the manufacture and shipment of shovels and draglines to the mining industry, building of the Panama Canal and the Nasa Crawler Transporter. Come socialize and reminisce. For questions, call 740-382-2287.


Mustache Mania 5K Run/Walk Aug. 9


TIFFIN — Heidelberg University will be hosting the Inaugural Mustache Mania 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 9. Registration will be from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in Seiberling Gymnasium. Race begins at 9 a.m. and runners will be divided into age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. There will also be a one mile fun run for kids 14 and under that begins immediately before the 5K. Awards to top overall male and female finishers, and top three finishers in each age group. Post-race refreshments and showers will be available.


Pre-registration is $15; register by July 26 and receive a free shirt. Day of registration is $20. Mail entries to: Heidelberg University Track & Field, 310 East Market Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883.


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