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St. Paul UMC food pantry Nov. 20

St. Paul United Methodist Church will host a food pantry for Crawford County residents from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. The church is located at 746 Cherry Street, Galion. Those planning to attend should bring a photo ID and proof of residency.

Election recount set for Nov. 22

The Crawford County Board of Elections will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 to perform a post election audit and recount of the Nov. 2, 2021 general election and conduct regular business. The audit, recount, and meeting will take place in the board office, located on the lower level of the Crawford County Courthouse at 112 East Mansfield Street, Bucyrus.

Humane Society bingo Nov. 17

The Humane Society Serving Crawford County will host its weekly Wednesday night bingo game on Nov. 17. 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.

Health Department offers immunizations Nov. 17

The Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East, has evening immunization appointment times Wednesday, Nov. 17 (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.

Finance Committee meets Nov. 17

The Galion City Council Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 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.

Crawford County OGS meets Nov. 18

Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will have their annual show and tell at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 in the lower level of the Bucyrus Public Library. Public is welcome. Come listen to local genealogists share their stories. More information is available on the website at https://crawfordcountyohiogenealogy.org/events/.

From Citizen to Patriot meeting Nov. 18

From Citizen to Patriot (FCTP) invites everyone to their free monthly educational forum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Galion Grace Point Life Activity Center, 683 Portland Way North. Doors open at 6 p.m. The forum will feature a presentation titled “The Blessings of Liberty.” Everyone is encouraged to bring canned goods for a Thanksgiving food drive. For more information, please contact Carol at 419-468-2944 or Greg at 419-468-4679.

Christmas craft night Nov. 18 at Crestline Library

The Crestline Public Library is hosting a fun, creative, craft night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18. Come and learn how to make professional looking home decor and gifts just in time for Christmas. Bring a friend and enjoy an evening. The cost is $15 for supplies needed, cash only, correct change is appreciated. Registration is necessary by Tuesday, Nov. 16. Call the library 419-683-3909 or stop in to register. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Crawford Board of DD meets Nov. 18

The Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold their regularly scheduled monthly board meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 in the board room at 1630 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 101, Bucyrus.

Police/Fire/Health Committee meets Nov. 18

The Galion City Council Police, Fire, and Health Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 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.

Taylor Road facility schedule

The Taylor Road composting facility will be open two more weekends in 2021. The final dates for 2021 are 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.

Sears Woods closed Nov. 20

The Crawford Park District announces the closing of Sears Woods State Nature Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 20. The Nature Preserve will be closed for a controlled deer hunt sponsored by the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves and the Crawford Park District. This hunt is only open to previously selected hunters. For more information, call the Crawford Park District at 419-683-9000.

Colonel Crawford Schools BOE meets Nov. 22

The Colonel Crawford Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 in the Pre-K12 Media Center. For information, go to the district website www.colonel-crawford.k12.oh.us.

City Council meets Nov. 23

Galion City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23 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.

Humane Society bingo Nov. 24

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

Chamber Chat set for Dec. 1

The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Chat will meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 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.

Come Home to Galion set for Dec. 4

Come Home to Galion is scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 on the Square in Uptowne Galion. The parade is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. Registration is being accepted for the parade. Go to the Come Home to Galion Facebook page for more information about registering your group to be in the parade. The tree-lighting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. and the Santa House will open for the season at 5:30 p.m. For information, visit the Come Home to Galion Facebook page or email comehometogalionohio@gmail.com.

Crestline Winterfest set for Dec. 11

Crestline Winterfest is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11 in downtown Crestline. The day’s activities include a lumberjacks exhibition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a small business expo at The Hub at Village Square from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Romick Railways kids train rides from 12 to 2 p.m., reindeer on display from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Central Park Gazebo, the Santa Parade at 4:30 p.m., the community Christmas tree lighting at 4:45 p.m., Santa at the Shunk House at 5 p.m., a Christmas Elvis concert at 5:30 p.m., and a Christmas movie at the Crestline Public Library at 6:30 p.m. For information, visit the Crestline Community Development Team page on Facebook.

Crestline Schools BOE meets Dec. 13

The Crestline Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 in the Crestline High School cafetorium. For information, go to the district website www.crestlinebulldogs.org.

Galion Schools BOE meets Dec. 14

The Galion City Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14 in the Galion Middle School Computer Lab. For information or to view meeting agendas and minutes, go to the district website www.galionschools.org.

Colonel Crawford BOE meets Dec. 20

The Colonel Crawford Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20 in the PreK-12 Media Center. For information, go to the district website www.colonel-crawford.k12.oh.us.

Northmor Schools BOE meets Dec. 21

The Northmor Local Schools Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21 in the Board Office located at 5247 County Road 29 in North Bloomfield Township. For information, go to the district website www.knightpride.org.

New Crestline congregate meal site

The Crestline Community Center is the new site for congregate meals sponsored by the Crawford County Council on Aging. Meals will be served to seniors 60 through the months of November and December 2021. Meals will be served on Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The Crestline Community Center is located at 120 North Thoman Street, Crestline. Call 419-562-3050, option 2, to reserve your meal.

Sexual health clinics offered

The Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East has daytime appointments for their sexual health clinic (STI/STD testing and 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.

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.

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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