GALION AREA NOTEBOOK


Crestline Farmers Market open

The Crestline Farmers Market is open for the 2021 season. The market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday from May through October. The market is located at First United Methodist Church, 202 North Thoman Street, Crestline. Following is the monthly schedule for the Crestline Farmers Market this year: May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26. For information about the Crestline Farmers Market, contact Becky McKean at 419-545-1090. Like Crestline Farmers Market on Facebook.

Utilities Committee meets May 5

The Galion City Council Utilities Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5. The meeting will be streamed live on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, go to galion.city.

Humane Society bingo May 5

The Humane Society Serving Crawford County will host its weekly Wednesday night bingo game on May 5. 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.

Golden Buckeye Bird Hike May 6

The Golden Buckeye Bird Hike is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 6 at Sears Woods, 1486 Mt. Zion Road, Bucyrus. Many birds are passing through Crawford County on their way to breeding grounds much further north. Some of these migrants may also stay and raise young right here. Join Crawford Park District Director Josh Dyer on this leisurely stroll to listen for and observe our feathered friends as they flit about, fueling their journey northward. Call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to register. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordpd.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

‘Patriots and Popcorn’ movie night May 6

From Citizen to Patriot (FCTP) invites everyone to their free “Patriots and Popcorn” movie night event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at Galion Grace Point Life Center, 683 Portland Way North. Doors open at 6 p.m. Two videos will be featured: “America’s Greatest Hero,” produced by D. James Kennedy Ministries, and “Pastors and Patriots,” by Liberty Counsel (Mat Staver). For more information, call 419-468-2944 or 419-468-5116.

Bird Banding set for May 8

Join Bob Placier and Crawford Park District staff for a morning of science from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 Ohio 598. Banding is used to track trends in bird populations, among other research applications. We will be banding birds on the front porch of the Nature Center. Fun for all ages! Call the Park District at 419-683-9000 to register. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordparkdistrict.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

Bird Hike on May 8

Meet Crawford Park District Naturalist Warren Ulxey for a spring bird hike at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 8 at Sears Woods, 1486 Mt. Zion Road, Bucyrus. More migratory birds pass through Ohio in early May than at any other time of the year. This massive movement of warblers, tanagers, flycatchers, vireos and thrushes (to name just a few) is truly spectacular. Call the Crawford Park District office at 419-683-9000 to register. Look for information on other programs offered by the Crawford Park District by visiting their web site at www.crawfordpd.org or by visiting our Facebook page.

Crestline Schools BOE meets May 10

The Crestline Exempted Village Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 10 in the Crestline High School cafetorium. For information, go to www.crestlinebulldogs.org.

City Council meets May 11

Galion City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11. The meeting will be streamed live on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, go to galion.city.

Parks & Recreation Committee meets May 12

The Galion City Council Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. This meeting will be conducted in person in Council Chambers, 301 Harding Way East. Space will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Masks must be worn. The meeting will be streamed live on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, go to galion.city.

Streets/Alleys Committee meets May 13

The Galion City Council Streets, Alleys, Trees, and Bridges Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. The meeting will be streamed live on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, go to galion.city.

Scavenger cruise May 15

Real Life Church of the Nazarene is hosting a scavenger cruise on Saturday, May 15. The cruise will be routed cruise from Galion up to Marblehead on Lake Erie. Participants will gather puzzle pieces throughout the cruise, which is a fundraiser for the church outreach department. The cruise will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. on May 15. Real Life Church of the Nazarene is building a playground for the neighborhood where it’s located at 777 Fairview Avenue. The registration fee is $25, if completed by April 30. The fee is $35, if completed by May 10. The late registration fee is $40; the deadline is May 16. The first 50 participants to register vehicles will receive a T-shirt with their registration. To register, please go to www.reallifenaz.com. If you have any questions, call/text Rev. Hunter Hickman at 567-217-1573 or email office@reallifenaz.com. A silent auction and rummage sale will be conducted during the event for those who would like to browse.

Northmor Local Schools BOE meets May 18

The Northmor Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 at the Board Office, 5247 County Road 29, Galion. For information, go to www.northmor.k12.oh.us.

Galion City Schools BOE meets May 18

The Galion City Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 in the Galion Middle School Computer Lab. For information, go to www.galionschools.org.

Economic Development Committee meets May 18

The Galion City Council Economic Development and Airport Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. This meeting will be conducted in person in Council Chambers, 301 Harding Way East. Space will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Masks must be worn. The meeting will be streamed live on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, go to galion.city.

Finance Committee meets May 19

The Galion City Council Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. This meeting will be conducted in person in Council Chambers, 301 Harding Way East. Space will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Masks must be worn. The meeting will be streamed live on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, go to galion.city.

Police/Fire/Health Committee meets May 20

The Galion City Council Police, Fire, and Health will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. The meeting will be streamed live on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, go to galion.city.

Big Four Depot Day is May 22

Friends of the Big Four Depot will host Depot Day Galion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 22 at the Big Four Depot, 127 North Washington Street. Activities will include tours of the facility, displays, presentations, food, and mini-train rides. For information, call 419-468-2944 or email friendsofthebigfour@gmail.com.

Colonel Crawford BOE meets May 24

The Colonel Crawford Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 24 in the Pre-K Media Center. For information, go to www.colonel-crawford.k12.oh.us.

City Council meets May 25

Galion City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25. The meeting will be streamed live on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, go to galion.city.

Galion City Schools BOE meets June 15

The Galion City Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15 in the Galion Middle School Computer Lab. For information, go to www.galionschools.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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