GALION AREA NOTEBOOK


Colonel Crawford BOE meets March 22

The Colonel Crawford Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 22 in the Pre-K Media Center.

City Council meets March 23

Galion City Council will conduct a regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23 via Zoom teleconference. The meeting will be streamed live on the City of Galion Facebook page. For information, visit Galion City Council page at galion.city.

CRA Housing Council meets March 25

The City of Galion CRA Housing Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 on the second floor of the City Hall. The topics to be discussed include: Board composition, an application from Galion Health Realty, LLC, and lastly, consider potential individuals to serve as board members to fulfil the Board’s two existing appointments.

Design Review Board meets March 25

The Galion Design Review Board will hold a special meeting at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 at 430 Portland Way North. The topics to be discussed are as follows: an application from 239 Harding Way East and finalization of the application and guidelines for murals.

Infant Explorers: Insects program

Your first instinct may be to keep your babies indoors, but research indicates that infants in outdoor spaces benefit from access to a wide variety of sensory stimuli which they just can’t experience indoors. Join Crawford Park District Naturalist Abby and baby Vincenzo at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598, Crestline, for a program about insects that will engage your infants’ senses and get parents and baby out of the house for some fresh air. Dress for the weather. Part of the program will be outside. Call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to register. For information, go to www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.

Humane Society bingo March 24

The Humane Society Serving Crawford County will host its weekly Wednesday night bingo game on March 24. The games will be played at The Pickwick Place, 1875 N. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus. Doors open at 4 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. All social distancing and mask guidelines will be enforced. For information, go to Humane Society Serving Crawford County on Facebook, or www.crawfordhumane.com. The phone number is 419-562-9149.

K of C plans Lenten fish dinners

The Knights of Columbus is hosting its final Lenten fish dinner on Friday, March 26. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Activity Center, 115 N. Liberty Street, Galion. Meals are available for $10 each. Drive-thru or carry-out meals only.

Easter at The Ark Church

The Ark Church will present a live drama of the passion of the Christ at 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 4. The presentation will feature actors and the church’s worship band. Rev. Jeff Shaull will present the message. The Ark Church is located at 200 Gelsanliter Road, Galion. For information, call 419-689-1068 or go to www.arkchurch.life. Follow The Ark Church on Facebook and Instagram @arkchurch.life.

Citywide Easter egg hunt

Real Life Naz will host a citywide Easter egg hunt Monday, March 29 through Saturday, April 3. Four-foot tall Easter eggs will be placed around Galion for the hunt. Register to participate by going to www.reallifenaz.com and filling out the form on the website. Real Life Naz is located at 777 Fairview Avenue in Galion.

Vernal pool exploration March 27

Vernal pools are a diverse habitat to explore. Join Crawford Park District Director Josh Dyer at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at Heckert Nature Preserve, 1601 Ohio 19, Bucyrus, for an investigation of the vernal pools at Heckert looking for bugs, frogs, and salamanders. All ages welcome. Wear rubber boots. Call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to register. For information, go to www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.

Mobile food pantry March 31

The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio mobile food pantry returns to Galion on Wednesday, March 31. The pantry will be set up at Galion Middle School, 470 Portland Way North. Registration is required. To register, go to freshtrak.com and type in your zip code to find pantry events. For information, contact Family Engagement Coordinator Violeta Chinni at 419-468-3134, ext. 13549.

Storybook Trail at Heckert Preserve

The Storybook Trail at Heckert Nature Preserve, 1601 Ohio 19, Bucyrus, will be open through March 31. The Crawford Park District invites you to take a spring hike at its parks to find the Storybook Trails that will explore different habitats and what animals you can find there. The hike for March focuses on the vernal pools of Heckert Nature Preserve. When you complete the Storybook Trail, send a picture of the last page of the book to aditomassi@crawfordpd.org or message Crawford Park District on Facebook to receive a button.

Clover Hike at Lowe-Volk Park

Take a stroll through the Crawford Park District’s Lowe-Volk Park looking for 4-leaf clovers as you go. Each clover will have a tidbit of information for you to read. Once you finish your hike, stop at the front desk of the Nature Center to collect your prize. The Nature Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, go to www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.

Pickle Run seeks craft vendors

Organizers of the Pickle Run Festival are seeking homemade craft vendors to participate in the 2021 festival, which is scheduled for July 2-3 at Heise Park. Interested vendors should email picklerunfestival@gmail.com or send a direct message via the Pickle Run Festival Facebook page.

Games at the library

Galion Public Library has added board and card games to its circulating collection. Games can be checked out for seven days and may be renewed up to three times if no one else has placed a hold on them. They must be returned inside the building, not in the book drop or even to another library in the consortium. They also accumulate overdue fines of $1 per day if returned late. Games can be checked out in the Children’s Room. You may also place holds via the catalog. For information, call Heather Tiffany at the Galion Public Library at 419-468-3203. The library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Avita COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Avita Health System is offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Avita hospital locations in Galion, Bucyrus, and Ontario. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 419-468-0800 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Requests will not be accepted from those who do not meet the minimum age requirement. Walk-in appointments are not available.

Join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

The Galion Public Library is offering the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program for families. The goal of the free program is for parents to read 1,000 books to their children before they begin kindergarten. For information, stop by the children’s room desk to pick up a reading log. The Galion Public Library is located at 123 N. Market St. For information, call 419-468-3203, or go to galionlibrary.org. Like Galion Public Library on Facebook.

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