Christmas CLUE at Galion’s Brownella Cottage, and more local briefs

Christmas CLUE at Galion’s Brownella Cottage

GALION — Bishop Brown and his wife, Ella, invited several friends to their home for an early Christmas Celebration dinner. The house was decorated to perfection, the aroma of cinnamon and cloves filled the air. While enjoying a delicious meal, in the dining room, unexplained noises startled the Browns and their guests. Although not relishing the idea, they decided to investigate. The Browns and their dinner guests separated. While moving through the cottage, on of the diners discovered the source of the disturbance. As sometimes happens around the Christmas holiday, Santa Claus was surprised to be “caught in the act!” Astonished, Santa offered the guest one of the presents from his large, red sack as a plea for silence. So the game begins …Who discovered Santa Claus in Brownella Cottage? What was Santa’s “bribery gift?” In what room was Santa discovered?

Call 419-468-9338 to make your reservation to play this “live” Clue game. It costs $10. Lights will remain on so you may enjoy the beautiful decorations. Dates and times are Dec. 16 and 17 at 6 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 and 4 p.m. Children are welcome for Sunday’s game.

HomeCare Matters program deals with holiday grief

GALION — “Living through the Holidays” is a special program by HomeCare Matters Home Health and Hospice that will focus on surviving the holiday season while grieving the loss of a loved one. This free program is Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at HomeCare Matters, 1220 N. Market Street in Galion. It is free to the public.

The program will be led by Brandon Quail, a certified grief recovery specialist. A panel of speakers will cover various topics, including first experiences without a loved one, tips for lessening stress throughout the holiday season, and understanding individual differences in the grieving process. The methods discussed will provide participants with the knowledge and resources to embrace the holidays with less fear.

For information, call Brandon Quail at 1-800-468-7737 or email

Night of Hope in Bucyrus on Dec. 4

BUCYRUS — Together We Hurt, Together We Heal is hosting a Night of Hope on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 227 S. Walnut St. in Bucyrus. This is a special service for those who have lost a loved one to addiction, who have a loved one in jail or prison due to addiction and for those whose loved one continues to struggle with their addiction. We will celebrate those in recovery and family/friends who support their loved ones and never gave up. The Praise Team will provide music. A candle lighting Ceremony will conclude the service. Refreshments will be served and a small gift presented to each family.