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12/1/2016(Thursday) - 12/14/2016(Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 AM - 6:00 Pm
Event: Color Book / Crayon Drive
Sponsor: Northside Mennonite Child Care Center 4192221222
Location: 1318 N. Main St. Lima
Website: http://
Event Information:
Northside Mennonite Child Care Center is collecting Color Books and Crayons for the Pediatric Unit at St. Rita's. Please drop of donations to Northside Mennonite Child Care Center at 1318 N. Main St. Lima between the hours of 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday thru Friday from now until December 14.

12/3/2016(Saturday) - 12/11/2016(Sunday)
Event: Heaven Came Down
Sponsor: Mount Cory United Methodist Church
Location: 201 West Washington Street, Mount Cory, OH
Website: http://
Event Information:
"HEAVEN CAME DOWN", A nativity and angel display will be held at the Bethel Family Life Center, 201 W. Washington St., Mt. Cory, Ohio. It will take place on the first two weekends in December. The displays are Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11. Saturday viewings are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday viewings are from 1 to 5 p.m. It will also be open on Christmas Eve after the Christmas Eve Services at the Mount Cory United Methodist Church. Come out and see all the displays of different nativities and angels from all over.

12/3/2016(Saturday) - 12/4/2016(Sunday)
Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Event: The Gifts of the Magi
Sponsor: Calvary Chapel of Praise
Location: 1601 Rebecca Dr. Lima Oh, 45805
Website: http://www.ccofpraise.com
Event Information:
The Gifts of the Magi play is an adaptation written by Ps. Brandon Green based upon the classic story composed by O. Henry titled, "The Gift of the Magi." The spin on this story features Dell, the young wife of James, who decides whether it will be her dream of a life time, to become a recording artist, or her husband's dream of running his father's furniture shop. This fun, sentimental production is set in the 1940's and presents well known Christmas songs from a bygone era. Unique in its theme, our story showcases holidays around the year and proves that love in deed is the greatest gift of all! Showings are 12/3/16 at 7pm & 12/4/16 at 10am. This production is FREE and open to the public. Calvary Chapel of Praise 1601 Rebecca Dr. Lima 419.229.4475 www.ccofpraise.com

12/5/2016(Monday)
Time: 5:30 PM
Event: Jam Sessions
Sponsor: Columbus Grove American Legion
Location: Columbus Grove American Legion
Website: http://
Event Information:
Jam Sessions at The Columbus Grove American Legion. 1st and 3rd Monday of Every Month. Food and 50/50 drawing along with your Entertainment. Come and enjoy. Food Service starts at 5:30.

12/5/2016(Monday)
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Event: Shelter From the Storm -Wapakoneta
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: First English Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A support group for those struggling with bipolar/depression. Group meets every Monday at the First English Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta (107 W. Mechanic St.) from 6-7pm. No cost or registration to participate.

12/5/2016(Monday)
Time: 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Event: Shelter From the Storm - Delphos
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: Delphos Public Library
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A support group for those struggling with bipolar/depression. Group meets every Monday from 6:30-7:30pm at the Delphos Public Library, 309 W. 2nd St. There is no cost or registration to participate.

12/5/2016(Monday)
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Event: Keeping What Matters - Problem Gambling
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: PVFF - Lima
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A problem gambling support group. Group meets every Monday from 6-7pm at PVFF, 309 W. High St. Lima. There is no cost or registration to participate.

12/5/2016(Monday)
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Event: Understanding Loss & Grief
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: PVFF - Lima
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A support group for those experiencing loss and grief. Group meets every Monday from 6-7pm at PVFF, 309 W. High St. in Lima. There is no cost or registration to participate.

12/5/2016(Monday)
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event: Movies That Matter Film Fest: "I Am Santa Claus"
Sponsor: Primrose Retirement Community
Location: 3500 W. Elm St. , Lima, OH.
Website: http://
Event Information:
Filmmakers documented an entire year in the lives of five real-bearded professional Santa Clauses to find out what the rest of the year is like for a man who perpetually looks like Jolly Saint Nick. Filmgoers receive complimentary lunch at noon, Film starts at 1pm. RSVP to Jennifer @ 419-224-1200.

12/5/2016(Monday)
Time: 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Event: Keep It Real Book Discussion
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: http://www.limalibrary.com
Event Information:
December's Book is After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey.

12/6/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Event: Tea and TED
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: http://www.limalibrary.com
Event Information:
For December, we’re going to watch “This is what enduring love looks like”. The speakers are photographer Alex Soth and New York Times Magazine photo editor Stacy Baker.

12/6/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Event: Winter Seasonal Prep Tips with PUCO
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: http://www.limalibrary.com
Event Information:
Winter is coming! Be prepared to save money AND stay warm with these tips and tricks from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

12/6/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 06:30 P< - 08:00 PM
Event: GRASSP support group
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Wapakoneta
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8pm at St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Wapakoneta (use the Mechanic St. door). There is no cost or registration to participate.

12/6/2016(Tuesday)
Event: Crochet Club
Location: White Memorial Library- Waynesfield Ohio
Event Information:
We will be hosting a crochet club the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 1:30-2:30. All levels of crocheters are welcome even beginners, we will have soemone here to teach you !

12/6/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 06:30 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
Event: suicide support group/grassp
Sponsor: partnership for violence free families
Location: 658 west market, lima, ohio 45801
Website: http://
Event Information:
grassp-first tuesday of each month at St. Paul's Church of Christ in Wapakoneta at 101 perry st. (use mechanic street entrance). meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. --------------grassp- second tuesday of each month at 658 west market, lima, ohio 45801....suite 212..begins at 6:30 p.m. Every one is welcome at either meeting ....call 419-549-8530

12/6/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event: DIVORCE CARE
Sponsor: Bath Community/88964
Location: Bath Community UMC, 2760 E. Bluelick Road
Website: http://
Event Information:
Divorce Care is beginning on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 pm at Bath Community United Methodist at 2760 E. Bluelick Road. Whether you are divorced or separated, come and find the strength with people that will help you discover hope & experience healing. For more information contact the church at 419-228-4209.

12/6/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Event: MOZAIC - LGBTQ Community (middle & high school youth)
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: PVFF - Lima
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
An LGBTQ Community for middle and high school youth (under 18 years of age). Group meets every 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6-8pm at PVFF, 309 W. High St. in Lima. There is no cost or registration to participate.

12/7/2016(Wednesday)
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Event: Shelter From the Storm - Kenton
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: We Care Center, Kenton
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A support group for those struggling with bipolar/depression. Group meets every Wednesday from 6-7pm at the We Care Center in Kenton, 775 E. Eliza St. There is no cost or registration to participate.

12/7/2016(Wednesday) - 12/8/2016(Thursday)
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event: Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale
Sponsor: Ottawa Senior Citizens Association,Inc.
Location: 1035 East Third Street, Ottawa, Ohio 45875
Website: http://ottawaseniors@midohio.twcbc.com
Event Information:
Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale Items for sale: Greeting cards, Christmas cards, crafts and home made baked goods including our peanut brittle and noodles. Lots of choices. Lunch served from 11:00 to 1:00 both days Wednesday menu: Chicken noodle soup, BBQ sandwich platters, hot dogs and brats - plain and southern style. homemade desserts and drinks. Thursday menu: Cheesy potato soup, egg salad platters, hot dogs and brats - plain and southern style, home made desserts and drinks. Call- in orders are welcome. Please call 419-523-5593 to place your order.

12/7/2016(Wednesday)
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Event: Shelter From the Storm - Lima
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: Union Square Apartments
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A support group for those struggling with bipolar/depression. Group meets every Wednesday from 6-7pm at the Union Square Apartments, 200 E. Elm St. in Lima. There is no cost or registration to participate.

12/7/2016(Wednesday)
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00am
Event: BYOC--Bring Your Own Craft
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: http://www.limalibrary.com

12/10/2016(Saturday)
Time: 03:00PM - 04:30PM
Event: Microsoft Word 101
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: http://www.limalibrary.com
Event Information:
Learn how to create documents with Microsoft Word.

12/12/2016(Monday)
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Event: GRASSP support group - Kenton
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: We Care Center, Kenton
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Group meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the We Care Center in Kenton, 775 E. Eliza St. from 5:30-7pm. There is no cost or registration to participate.

12/12/2016(Monday)
Time: 06:00PM - 07:00PM
Event: Forever Young Book Discussion
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: http://www.limalibrary.com

12/12/2016(Monday)
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event: Movies That Matter Film Fest: Food, Inc.
Sponsor: Primrose Retirement Community
Location: 3500 W. Elm St., LIma, OH. 45807
Website: http://
Event Information:
Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it's sold. Filmgoers receive a complimentary lunch at noon. Film begins at 1pm. RSVP to Jennifer @ 419-224-1200.

12/13/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Event: GRASSP support group - Lima
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: PVFF - Lima
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8pm at PVFF, 309 W. High St. in Lima. There is no cost or registration to participate.

12/13/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Event: Safe Spaces - LGBTQ Community
Sponsor: PVFF
Location: PVFF - Lima
Website: http://www.pvff.org
Event Information:
A community for the LGBTQ Community 18+ years of age. Group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm at PVFF, 309 W. High St. in Lima. No cost or registration to participate.

12/13/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event: Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association Meeting
Sponsor: Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association
Location: St. Marys Public Library
Website: http://
Event Information:
We will be talking about winter hive management. We welcome anyone with an interest in honeybees!

12/13/2016(Tuesday)
Time: 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Event: West Central Ohio Safety Council Monthly Meeting
Sponsor: Deb Katzenmeyer - 419-222-6708
Location: Howard Johnson - 1920 Roschman Ave., Lima, OH
Website: http://business.limachamber.com/events/details/safety-council-meeting-12-13-16-12-13-2016-2123
Event Information:
WCORHA EAP presents Handling the Holidays with Happiness The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays more than you thought you would. Bring a toy to donate, and receive an entry to win a $25 Chamber gift certificate. We will be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots campaign at this meeting. Toys do not need to be wrapped and should be new. This event is open to all members of the West Central Ohio Safety Council and the public. For additional information contact Deb Katzenmeyer at 419.222.6708 or dkatz@limachamber.com. *Registration cancelations must be received by 12/9/16*

12/17/2016(Saturday)
Time: 03:00PM - 04:30PM
Event: Resume Basics
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: http://www.limalibrary.com
Event Information:
Create a resume to land the perfect job.

12/17/2016(Saturday)
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Event: Allen County Chess League
Sponsor: Parents of Allen County Exceptional Students
Location: Lima Public Library, Meeting Room 2, 650 W. Market St., Lima, OH
Website: http://www.allencountyesc.org, Click on: Our Services, then Gifted, then Paces
Event Information:
Any student interested in learning and playing chess is welcome to join Kenneth Malcolm at the Lima Public Library. This league meets the third Saturday of every month during the school year from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Parents, grandparents, and friends are also welcome to stay, learn and play. Targeting grades 2-12 but open to all, including adults. Please RSVP to Ken Malcolm at kdm237@yahoo.com or judy.chaffins@allencountyesc.org. Bring your own chessboard if you have one, but some will be available on site.

12/19/2016(Monday)
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event: Movies That Matter Film Fest: Alive Inside
Sponsor: Primrose Retirement Communities
Location: 3500 W. Elm St. , Lima, OH. 45807
Event Information:
Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Filmgoers are invited to a free lunch at 12:00 PM. Film begins at 1:00 PM. RSVP to Jennifer @ 419-224-1200,

12/21/2016(Wednesday)
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00pm
Event: Lunch & a Mystery Book Discussion
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: http://www.limalibrary.com

1/1/2017(Sunday)
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event: Putnam County YMCA Chilly 5K
Sponsor: Putnam County YMCA
Location: Ottawa, Ohio
Website: http://www.putnamymca.org
Event Information:
Start the new year off on the right foot with the Putnam County YMCA Chilly 5K. Race will take participants on a flat 5K course followed by chilli, hot dogs, hot chocolate and more. Awards given for overall winner and age group winners. Fee is $20 and includes race t-shirt if registered before December 19th. Download registration form or register online at purnamymca.org. Call the YMCA at 419.523.5233 for more information.

1/16/2017(Monday)
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Event: Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast
Sponsor: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Sigma Mu Omega Chapter
Location: Veterans Memorial and Civic Center
Website: http://sigmamuomega1990.org
Event Information:
The 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Memorial Breakfast will be held at Veterans' Memorial Civic and Convention Center, in Lima, Ohio January 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Adults Tickets $10.00 Children 12 and under $5.00 Tickets can be purchased at Jones-Clark Funeral Home, 1302 Oakland Parkway from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays. Featured Speaker: Mr. Andre Kimo Stone Guess, President of GuessWorks, Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky We are collecting donations of all sizes & types of Hats, gloves, and socks for distribution to various organizations.

2/9/2017(Thursday) - 2/11/2017(Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event: OEFFA’s 38th Annual Conference: Growing Today, Transforming Tomorrow
Sponsor: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
Location: Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402
Website: oeffa@oeffa.org
Event Information:
Register by January 23 for Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference, now in its new home in Dayton! This event offers lots of educational and networking opportunities for farmers, backyard growers, home cooks, homesteaders, and others committed to local food, sustainable agriculture, and green living, including: • Nearly 80 educational workshops on a wide range of food, farming, and policy topics; • A three-day trade show with 70+ businesses, organizations, and government agencies offering food, books, products, information, and services; • Four full-day pre-conference intensive workshops led by farmers for farmers on farm business planning, niche fruit and poultry production, and growing bionutrient rich food; • Keynote speakers Jim Riddle, an organic farmer, inspector, educator, and policy analyst; and Robyn O’Brien, a popular author and food advocate, known as “food’s Erin Brokovich”; • The Contrary Farmers' Social at 2nd Street Market featuring food, drinks, an

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