Galion area news briefs

Brush and Palette hosting program at Crestline library

GALION — Brush and Palette Art Association (BPAA) invites area artists to its Wednesday, Sept. 18 meet-up from 6-8 p.m. at Crestline Public Library, 324 N. Thoman Street. This free program is a “user friendly” art critique session. Attendees may bring up to three of their original artworks to be critiqued. For information, call BPAA President Carol Kable at 419-468-2944 or 419-468-5965. Information is also available on the Brush and Palette Art Gallery’s Facebook page.

Citizen to Patriot’s next meeting is Sept. 19

GALION — From Citizen to Patriot is having a free public forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in the banquet room at Galion Pizza Hut, 820 Harding Way West. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for an optional social hour. The main focus of the forum for the evening is a celebration of the 232nd birthday of the U.S. Constitution. There will games, prizes, and refreshments. Seating may be limited so reservations are suggested. For more information or to make reservations, call Carol at 419-468-2944 or Jim at 419-468-5116.

AAA a senior driving course Oct. 23, 24

BUCYRUS — A AAA Senior Driving Program is planned Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This program is for seniors age 60 and older. AAA’s state-approved program is designed to keep seniors up-to-date on the latest risk-reducing driving techniques. Because the course is approved by the state, insurance companies are required to give a discount to those who successfully complete this course. Discounts vary by insurance carrier.

Please check with your insurance agent to see what your insurance carrier offers. Classes are taught by a AAA certified instructor and lunch will be provided. Attendance is required both days to be eligible for insurance discounts and there will also be a test at the end. For information or to register, call Kellie O’ Riordan at 614-431-7882. This class must have 12 participants in order to be held, so please leave your phone number when calling in your reservation in case there are not enough to have the class.

Council on Aging board to meet Sept. 18

BUCYRUS — The next meeting of the Crawford County Council on Aging, Inc. Board of Trustees is Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Crawford County Council on Aging Office at 200 S. Spring St, Bucyrus. For more information, call 419-562-3050.

Galion Safety Council meeting Thursday

GALION — Galion Safety Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Galion Moose Lodge, 520 S. Market St. It costs $10. The program is about “PTSD/TBI Awareness and What to Know About Service Dogs”

The program will include a service dog and will include information about: Symptoms of PTSD you may recognize in members of your workforce; How to more effectively manage employees experiencing PTSD; The growing trend of service dogs in the workplace; Accommodations an employer must make for a service dog and the employee’s responsibilities for their animal; How service dogs dramatically reduce dependence on medications and narcotics; Raise awareness about veterans suffering from PTSD and the K9s for Warriors organization.