GALION AREA NOTEBOOK


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Galion Board of Health meets Jan. 13

The Galion Board of Health will have a special board meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Galion City Health Department to replace the canceled regular Board of Health Meeting to discuss Consent Agenda Items (Health Commissioner Report, Nursing Division Report, Environmental Division Report, Outreach Reports, Contracts, Board of Health Continuing Education), Approval of Board Meeting Minutes, Approval of Finance Reports, Covid-19 Updates, Appointment of a Health Commissioner, Second Reading & Public Hearing of Environmental Health & Food Fees, Medical Director Contract, Resignations, and Appointments/Hirings/Transfers, Approval of Health Commissioner to spend greater than $5,000 on the CureMD invoice.

Handbags for Hospice

Tickets are still available for purchase for the Handbags for Hospice Designer Purse Raffle to be held by Avita Home Health and Hospice. This will be a virtual event again this year with a Facebook Live event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. The online link to purchase tickets/sponsorships is closed, but physical tickets are still available for purchase and sponsorships will be accepted through the day of the event. If anyone is interested, stop by Avita Home Health and Hospice located at 1220 North Market Street in Galion or call the office at 419-468-7985.

Immunization clinic Jan. 12

The Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East, has daytime immunization appointment times Wednesday, Jan. 12. 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. For information, go to the health department website www.galionhealth.org. Like Galion City Health Department on Facebook.

Parks & Recreation Committee meeting Jan. 12

The Galion City Council Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 301 Harding Way East. For information, go to the city’s website galion.city or contact the clerk of council at 419-468-9557. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page.

Mid-Ohio Progressives meet Jan. 13

The Mid-Ohio Progressives will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Bucyrus Public Library. The group works in tandem with the Crawford County Democrats. A representative from Tim Ryan’s U.S. Senate campaign is scheduled to attend. Donations of food, cleaning supplies and personal care items for the MOP/Crawford County Democrats’ drive can also be brought to this meeting. For more information, contact Lisa Miller at 419-569-2346.

Streets Committee meeting Jan. 13

The Galion City Council Streets, Alleys, Trees, and Bridges Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 301 Harding Way East. For information, go to the city’s website galion.city or contact the clerk of council at 419-468-9557. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page.

Wedding vendor open house Jan. 15

The Trillium Event Center in Bucyrus will host a wedding vendor open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15. The Trillium Event Center is located at 1630 East Southern Avenue in Bucyrus. All engaged couples are invited to attend the open house. Vendors will have information about venues, wedding cakes, invitations, florists, caterers, photo booths, dee-jays, day of coordinators, balloon arches, decor, unique mementos, special gifts, dresses, etc. Admission is free. Follow Trillium Event Center on Facebook or visit the website www.trilliumeventcenter.com for updates. For information, contact Maggie Dean at 419-563-2180 ext. 148 or email [email protected]

Adult paint night Jan. 17 at library

The Galion Public Library will host an adult paint night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17. Galion resident and artist Carol Kable will lead the group in painting a winter fantasy during the event. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, email Kylie at [email protected] or call 419-468-3203. The Galion Public Library is located at 123 N. Market St. For information, go to the library website galionlibrary.org. Like Galion Public Library on Facebook.

Economic Development Committee meeting Jan. 18

The Galion City Council Economic Development and Airport Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 301 Harding Way East. For information, go to the city’s website galion.city or contact the clerk of council at 419-468-9557. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page.

Immunization clinics Jan. 19

The Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East, has evening immunization appointment times Wednesday, Jan. 19 (last appointment slot is 5:40 p.m.). Call 419-468-1075 to schedule your appointment and have all insura nce 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. For information, go to the health department website www.galionhealth.org. Like Galion City Health Department on Facebook.

Finance Committee meeting Jan. 19

The Galion City Council Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 301 Harding Way East. For information, go to the city’s website galion.city or contact the clerk of council at 419-468-9557. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page.

From Citizen to Patriot meets Jan. 20

From Citizen to Patriot (FCTP) invites everyone to their free monthly educational forum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 at Galion Grace Point Life Activity Center, 683 Portland Way North. Doors open at 6 p.m. Title for the forum is “Restoring Life, Liberty, and True Happiness in 2022 ” presented by guest speaker Mel Harrison (aka “Liberty Mel”) from the Liberty Action Network. Joining Liberty Mel will be Coach Dave Daubenmire of Coach Dave Live. For more info, contact Carol at 419-468-2944 or Greg at 419-468-4679

Board of DD meets Jan. 20

The Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold their annual organizational meeting, and regularly scheduled monthly board meeting immediately after, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 in the board room at 1630 E. Southern Avenue, Suite 101, Bucyrus.

Police/Fire/Health Committee meeting Jan. 20

The Galion City Council Police, Fire, and Health Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 301 Harding Way East. For information, go to the city’s website galion.city or contact the clerk of council at 419-468-9557. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page.

Bingo for Books is Jan. 24

Are you ready to win free books playing Bingo? Come to the Galion Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24 to play Bingo for Books. For information, call the library at 419-468-3203. The Galion Public Library is located at 123 N. Market St. For information, go to the library website galionlibrary.org. Like Galion Public Library on Facebook.

City Council meets Jan. 25

Galion City Council will conduct its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 301 Harding Way East. For information, go to the city’s website galion.city or contact the clerk of council at 419-468-9557. The meeting will be livestreamed on The City of Galion Facebook page.

Immunization clinics Jan. 26

The Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East, has evening immunization appointment times Wednesday, Jan. 26. Call 419-468-1075 to schedule your appointment and have all insura nce 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. For information, go to the health department website www.galionhealth.org. Like Galion City Health Department on Facebook.

History of pioneer cooking program Jan. 27

The Galion Public Library will present a program on the history of pioneer cooking from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27. Mike Hocker will provide an inside look at pioneer cooking. He will talk about the history of pioneer cooking, from the early colonists being challenged by new foods and through various inventions in history that have helped the cooking process. Prepare to be shocked by all the pioneers had to endure to simply sit and have a meal together. For information, call the library at 419-468-3203. The Galion Public Library is located at 123 N. Market St. For information, go to the library website galionlibrary.org. Like Galion Public Library on Facebook.

Chamber Chat set for Feb. 2

The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Chat will meet at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 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 [email protected]

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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