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St. Paul UMC food pantry

Galion St. Paul United Methodist Church will host its monthly food pantry on Saturday, Oct. 16. The pantry will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. at 746 Cherry Street. The pantry is open to all Crawford County residents. Proof of residency and a driver’s license or photo ID are required. Church officials request that those who are not fully vaccinated wear masks.

Taylor Road facility schedule

The Taylor Road composting facility will be open two more weekends in 2021. The final dates for 2021 are Oct. 15-16 and Nov. 19-20. The facility is located at 545 Taylor Road in Galion. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Yard waste, including limbs, brush, grass clippings and leaves, will be accepted free of charge from City of Galion and Polk Township residents.

Crawford County trick or treat times

Following are trick or treat dates and times for communities in Crawford County:

Galion — Sunday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Crestline — Sunday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m.; costume contest at 4:30 p.m. at The Hub at Village Square

Bucyrus — Sunday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Brownella Cottage, Galion — Sunday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Park District Board meets Oct. 21

The Crawford Park District Board of Park Commissioners will be holding their monthly meeting for October on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center, 2401 State Route 598, Crestline. For more information, please contact the Park District Office at 419-683-9000.

Board of Elections meets Oct. 21

The Crawford County Board of Elections will meet on Thursday October 21 at 1 p.m. to perform Public Test of Tabulating Equipment and conduct regular business. The meeting and test will take place in the board office at 112 East Mansfield Street, Bucyrus.

Sexual health clinics offered

The Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East has daytime appointments for their sexual health clinic (STI/STD testing & treatment and PrEP) on Mondays and Fridays. Call 419-468-1075 to schedule your appointment/ensure provider availability and have all insurance information ready. Medicaid and many private insurance cards will be accepted and must be provided by the time of service. Those with multiple insurance carriers must bring all cards. Cash and checks also accepted. Patients and guests are asked to bring their own face covering.

Crafting with Katie at Galion Library

Crafting with Katie is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 at the Galion Public Library. During this month’s session, participants will be making Halloween luminaries — lights included. This craft will also be available as a “Grab & Go Kit.” If you would like to reserve one, please call the library at 419-468-3203 or send a message through the library’s Facebook page. Galion Public Library is located at 123 North Market Street.

Northmor Schools BOE meets Oct. 19

The Northmor Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the board office located at 5247 County Road 29, Galion. For information, go to www.knightpride.org.

Galion Schools BOE meets Oct. 19

The Galion City Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the Galion Middle School Computer Lab. Board meeting agendas and meeting minutes can be viewed at www.galionschools.org under the Board of Education section.

Economic Development Committee meets Oct. 19

The Galion City Council Economic Development and Airport Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 in Council Chambers at the at the Galion Municipal Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, contact the council clerk at 419-468-9557 or go to galion.city.

Immunization appointments Oct. 20

The Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East, has evening immunization appointment times Wednesday, Oct. 20 (last appointment slot is 5:40 p.m.). Call 419-468-1075 to schedule your appointment and have all insurance information ready. Medicaid and many private insurance cards will be accepted and must be provided by the time of service. Those with multiple insurance carriers must bring all cards. No VFC eligible child will be denied immunizations due to the inability to pay. Patients and guests are asked to bring their own face covering.

Retaining/attracting employees workshop

Buckeye Workforce Development is offering a free workshop Retaining and Attracting Quality Employees on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The workshop is open to employers in Crawford County. It will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon at the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce, 138 Harding Way West, Galion. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, go to the website www.buckeyewd.com/retention.

Humane Society bingo Oct. 20

The Humane Society Serving Crawford County will host its weekly Wednesday night bingo game on Oct. 20. 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.

Finance Committee meets Oct. 20

The Galion City Council Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in Council Chambers at the at the Galion Municipal Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, contact the council clerk at 419-468-9557 or go to galion.city.

From Citizen to Patriot meeting Oct. 21

From Citizen to Patriot (FCTP) invites everyone to their free monthly educational forum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at Galion Grace Point Life Activity Center, 683 Portland Way North. Doors open at 6 p.m. The forum will focus on the upcoming Nov. 2 General Election and feature candidate reviews. For more info, please contact Carol at 419-468-2944 or Greg at 419-468-4679

Tween Fall Festival at Crestline Library

The Crestline Public Library is hosting a Tween Fall Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. Participants (ages 10-12) are asked to wear a costume. Activities include watching a movie, playing games, and having a snack. Registration is required and space is limited to 18. Call the library 419-683-3909 or stop in at 324 North Thoman Street to register.

Police/Fire/Health Committee meets Oct. 21

The Galion City Council Police, Fire, and Health Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 in Council Chambers at the at the Galion Municipal Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, contact the council clerk at 419-468-9557 or go to galion.city.

Ghost Walk at Brownella Cottage

A Ghost Walk at Brownella Cottage is slated for 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22. Visitors will take a tour of the Cottage and learn the history of the home and hear tales of the spirits that still haunt its halls. The tour will conclude with an EVP/Spirit Box session. Tickets for this event are $20 per person. If you have any questions about this month’s events, please call the Galion History Center office at 419-468-9338 or email galionhistory@gmail.com. The Galion History Center website is www.galionhistory.com. Like Galion History Center on Facebook.

Pumpkin carving party Oct. 23

Galion Public Library will host a pumpkin carving party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. The party will take place on the lawn at the library, 123 North Market Street. All ages are welcome to participate. Registration is required so staff can know how many people will be in attendance. To register, call the library at 419-468-3203 or send a message through the library’s Facebook page.

Colonel Crawford BOE meets Oct. 25

The Colonel Crawford Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25 in the Pre-K Media Center. For information, go to www.colonel-crawford.k12.oh.us.

City Council meets Oct. 26

Galion City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26 in Council Chambers at the Galion Municipal Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page. For information about Galion City Council, contact the council clerk at 419-468-9557 or go to galion.city.

Immunization appointments Oct. 27

The Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East, has daytime immunization appointment times Wednesday, Oct. 27. Call 419-468-1075 to schedule your appointment and have all insurance information ready. Medicaid and many private insurance cards will be accepted and must be provided by the time of service. Those with multiple insurance carriers must bring all cards. No VFC eligible child will be denied immunizations due to the inability to pay. Patients and guests are asked to bring their own face covering.

Paranormal investigation at Brownella Cottage

Visitors are invited for a paranormal investigation of Brownella Cottage on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8 p.m. until midnight. Investigative equipment will be provided but guests are free to bring their own. Bishop Brown died in the home on Halloween morning 1937 making this night an extra exciting night to investigate the Cottage. Tickets for this event at $25 per person. If you have any questions about this month’s events, please call the Galion History Center office at 419-468-9338 or email galionhistory@gmail.com. The Galion History Center website is www.galionhistory.com. Like Galion History Center on Facebook.

Chamber Chat set for Nov. 3

The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Chat will meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Three Bean Coffee House, 125 Harding Way East, Galion. To register for the free networking event, contact the chamber at 419-468-7737 or email ceo@galion-crestlinechamber.org.

Coffee & Coloring at Three Bean Coffee House

Galion Public Library will present Coffee & Coloring from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11 at Three Bean Coffee House, 125 Harding Way East in Uptowne Galion. Coffee and treats will be available for purchase and coloring supplies will be provided. For information, contact the Galion Public Library at 419-468-3203. Like Galion Public Library on Facebook.

Cookbook Club starts at library

The Galion Public Library Cookbook Club will meet monthly at the library. Adult Programs Manager Katie Griffith will host the monthly meetings, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Each month the club will focus on a different type of food and discuss recipes, the cooking process, and the cookbooks. Stop by the library to pick up a cookbook for September’s meeting celebrating National Rice Month. A book display for this program is located upstairs at the library. For information, visit the Galion Public Library Facebook page or call the library at 419-468-3203 and ask for Katie.

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 Oct. 26. The market is located at First United Methodist Church, 202 North Thoman Street, Crestline. Following is the monthly schedule for the Crestline For information about the Crestline Farmers Market, contact Becky McKean at 419-545-1090. Like Crestline Farmers Market on Facebook.

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.

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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