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7/31/2014(Thursday)
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Event: Tech Lab
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: www.limalibrary.com
Event Information:
Stop by the Memorial Book Room and we'll help with your basic computer, internet, e-reader and tablet questions. Or ask about our tutoring sessions.

7/31/2014(Thursday)
Time: 06:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Event: A Toast to the City 2014
Sponsor: Square Fair inc.-Diane Rogers-419-303-6700
Location: Lima's Town Square
Website: http://www.squarefairlima.com
Event Information:
An al fresco evening featuring hors d'oeuvres presented by 16 community restaurants and caterers, fine wine, import beers, and entertainment by the Pete Lloyd Quintet to benefit the Public Awareness Project. This event will underwrite the Lima/Allen County Mosaic created by local artist, Tom Cullen, and will be installed outside on the north wall of the Cullen Art Glass building on South Main Street for the entire community to enjoy. The panels for the completed Community Mural will also be revealed. They will be installed during the first week in August on the south wall of the Hofeller, Hiatt, and Clark building on North Main Street. Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a reserved table for 8 and can be obtained by calling Diane Rogers at 419-303-6700.

7/28/2014(Monday) - 8/1/2014(Friday)
Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30
Event: Rockport VBS presents GO FISH
Location: Rockport Ohio
Website: http://rockportumc.weebly.com
Event Information:
July 28th-August 1st 6:30-8:30 Ages 3 through 6th grade welcome Theme The Go Fish Guys

8/1/2014(Friday)
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Event: Digital Works Orientation
Sponsor: Connect Ohio
Location: 1501 South Dixie Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804
Website: http://www.digitalworksjobs.com
Event Information:
Digital Works Orientations cover our 6-week class in Customer Service Training, where participants learn to work on the Internet and will have an opportunity to accept a job at the end of the program as an Online Inbound Customer Service Representative. Participants can set their own schedule to work Full-Time, Part-time or Any time. Participants average $9 to $12 per hour for talk-time. We also have Online Freelance opportunities where folks can earn money by blogging, transcribing, data entry, web design, being a virtual assistant, researching, image editing, data extraction, coding and much more. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.digitalworksjobs.com or contact Jeff Beebe at 419-503-1015 with any questions. We partner with the Ohio Means Jobs Allen County to offer this 21st Century opportunity in the Lima community.

8/1/2014(Friday)
Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event: Lima Astronomical Society
Sponsor: Michael Ritchie 419-371-1289
Location: Schoonover Observatory
Website: http://www.limaastro.com
Event Information:
The monthly meeting of the Lima Astronomical Society has been changed to the first Friday of each month at 7:00 pm.

8/1/2014(Friday)
Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event: A Black Tie Affair
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: www.limalibrary.com
Event Information:
Join us on Friday, August 1 in your best black tie attire for an evening of elegance and a showing of the classic: An Affair to Remember. Space is limited for this after hours event. Make your reservation today by calling 419-228-5113 ext. 147 or e-mailing: grossm@limalibrary.com.

8/1/2014(Friday) - 8/3/2014(Sunday)
Event: Willshire Sportsman's Club Annual Trade Days & Flea Market
Sponsor: Willshire Sportsman's Club
Location: 3385 St Rt 81, Willshire OH 45898
Website: http://
Event Information:
Annual Trade Days & Flea Market on the club grounds at 3385 St Rt 81, Willshire OH 45898. August 1-3, 2014. Free Admission. Breakfast and concessions available. Flea market items, antiques, crafts, tools, animals, hunting dogs and hunting and fishing supplies. Gunsmith available. Vendor auction on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

8/2/2014(Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Event: Lima Live
Sponsor: Council for the Arts of Greater Lima
Location: Lima Town Square
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468757820035760/
Event Information:
EVENT SCHEDULE- 10:00-2:00pm GOAC's Childrens Activity Stations 10:00-Noon Warrior Mode Urban Adventure http://www.runlima.com/SF5K.html 12:00-5:00pm Rides for Strides Motorcycle Run https://www.facebook.com/events/651994984887586/ 2:00-4:00pm Lima Garage Band All Stars https://www.facebook.com/events/311491162349016/ 3:00pm Lima News Classic Car Show 3:00-7:00pm HCF Senior Comfort Station inside Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center of Lima/Allen County Center 4:00-8:00pm Real Wheels Classic Car Show 10:00 am Main Stage- Octane 10:30 am Main Stage- Soul'd Out 11:00 am Main Stage- SWAT (In Faith Ministries ) 11:30 am Main Stage- Fat Cat Diner Cooking demonstrations 12:00 pm Main Stage- Elite Steppers 4:00pm Main Stage- Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons 5:30 pm Main Stage- Dewdroppers 7:30 pm Main Stage- MoJo Flo

8/2/2014(Saturday)
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event: Lima Garage Band All Stars
Sponsor: Council for the Arts of Greater Lima
Location: Lima Town Square
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/311491162349016/
Event Information:
Lima Garage Band All-Stars A contest to decide which is Lima’s Greatest Garage Band (at least according to a pool of judges who may or may not know crap about music.) 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday Aug 2. At Lima Live Main Stage Here are the rules: 1. All players must be under 21 2. No pros – if you’ve played for money, cool. This is not your contest 3. Must play instruments – no karaoke crooners. 4. Must not suck! Have a three song set ready to rock. Any genre welcome. No profanity, nudity or Justin Bieber tunes.

8/2/2014(Saturday)
Time: 10:30 am
Event: Ride for the Paws lll
Sponsor: HSOAC
Location: J's American Pub 2307 Spencerville Rd.
Website: http://
Event Information:
All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Allen County. T's door prizes 50/50 and raffle. Top three hands win $150, $100, and $50. Registration at 10:30 Bikes out noon (cars welcome) ) $15 rider $5 passenger. rideforthepaws@aol.com

8/2/2014(Saturday)
Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Event: Shawnee Class of 1984 Reunion
Location: Artspace Lima
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/276760402478851/
Event Information:
•8/1 Live music at Rally in the Square, 65 Public Square •8/2 Colonial Golf Course at 8am. 10985 Harding Hwy, Harrod, OH. Cost $28. Starting @ 8am. •8/2 "Lima Live" event begins in Downtown Lima at 9am. If you wish to join any of the days events check the schedule on Facebook or the WLIO Community Calendar. •8/2 30th Class Reunion @ 6:30pm Artspace/Lima Gallery Room. Cost $15 each. Appetizers will be available. If you wish to have a full meal, downtown restaurants will have specials all day. •IF you are not going to attend, I hope you would consider emailing some information about yourself that we could share with the class at the reunion. Please email any info to mills@wcoil.com. •Mail reunion payment to Class of 84, 1205 W. State St., Lima, OH. 45805

8/2/2014(Saturday)
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event: School Supply Outreach Program
Sponsor: Zion Lutheran Childcare & Zion Lutheran Church
Location: 1300 Edgewood Drive
Event Information:
On Saturday, August 2nd from 10 AM – Noon, we will be holding a school supply outreach program at Zion Lutheran Childcare for children Kindergarten thru 4th grade in the Elida and Lima City School system. Sack lunch will be served. Children must be present with you to receive the supplies. Photo ID, with current address of the parent or guardian, is required for registration. If you have any questions, please call 419-224-7719.

8/2/2014(Saturday)
Time: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event: Rides for Strides Motorcycle Run
Sponsor: Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk
Location: Harley Davidson Lima
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/651994984887586/
Event Information:
Rides for Strides Saturday, August 2, 2014 $10.00 Registration Fee Registration: 11:30 am. at Harley Davidson 3255 Ft. Amanda Industrial Dr. Kickstands up at Noon Ends at Lima Town Square at 4:30 pm. Door prize drawings at 5:00 pm, sharp. Questions? Contact Jen Mills 419-302-1358 All proceeds to benefit the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 18th 50/50, Live Music, Raffle Drawings!

8/5/2014(Tuesday) - 8/19/2014(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 beginning September 4. All levels of crocheters are welcome even beginners, we will have soemone here to teach you !

8/5/2014(Tuesday) - 8/12/2014(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

8/6/2014(Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Event: Yarn Crafters
Location: Lima Public Library
Website: www.limalibrary.com
Event Information:
Join our group to have company while you work on your knitting, crochet, embroidery or other thread project. Contact us at 419-228-5113 ext. 128 if you have any questions. We meet the first Wednesday of each month.

8/9/2014(Saturday)
Time: 04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event: Beaverdam Fire Department Summerfest
Location: Beaverdam Fire Department
Website: http://www.beaverdamrichlandfirerescue.com
Event Information:
Beaverdam Volunteer Fire & Rescue will be hosting the 59th Annual Summerfest on August 9, 2014. This is a one day event featuring homemade food, games, live band, safety demonstrations and a raffle drawing for grand prizes and door prizes. This years prizes include a 4' Poly Glider, Stainless Kenmore Grill, Air Hockey Table, $300 Meijer gift card, Inflatable Bounce House and an Ohio State campfire ring.

8/9/2014(Saturday)
Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Event: Summer Sizzlin' Vendor & Craft Extravaganza!
Sponsor: Kayla 419-231-0124
Location: Westgate Entertainment Center
Website: http://
Event Information:
We will be holding an event for two families that have children with Autism and want to try Equestrian Therapy (their insurances do not cover this). All proceeds from the event will go to them. We are taking donations and will be giving away donation prizes! We have many vendors and crafters that will be at this event and even a face painter & photo booth! Hope to see you there!! **If you are interested in giving a donation or want to be a vendor, please contact Kayla at: kaylam070813@gmail.com or call: 419-231-0124

8/9/2014(Saturday)
Event: Lima Senior Alumni Reuinion
Location: Buffalo Wild Wings - Lima, Ohio
Website: http://www.facebook.com/limasenior.alumnireunion
Event Information:
The 3rd Annual Lima Senior Spartan Alumni Reunion for all Graduates from 1956-2014, will be held at BW-3 in Lima on August 9th starting at 6pm. There will be a raffle of donated items, 50/50 drawing, memorabilia T-shirts, and Spartan bobblehead's available for purchase with the proceeds going towards a scholarship fund at Lima Senior. It will be a night to enjoy and remember for all.

8/9/2014(Saturday)
Time: 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Event: Spencerville Alumni Choir Show
Sponsor: Janis K Griffin 419-647-4945
Location: Spencerville High School
Website: griffinj@svbearcats.org
Event Information:
The Spencerville Alumni Choir Show will be presented Saturday, August 9th at 7:00pm. This evening of free entertainment will feature the talent of individual alumni and the show will close with an alumni choir. More information is located on the Spencerville Schools Home page. A free will offering will be taken.

8/12/2014(Tuesday)
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Event: Healing Memories Bereavement Support Group
Sponsor: Grand Lake Hospice
Location: 1122 East Spring Street, St. Marys, OH 45885
Website: http://
Event Information:
Bereavment support group that is open to the community. Group discussions about death and dying and dealing with your grief. This is open to every one in the community. Your loss experience can be recent or in the past. The group meets every second Tuesday of the month at 3:30pm at the JTDMH hospital Annex (1122 East Spring Street, St. Marys, OH) For questions or more information call 419-394-7434.

8/13/2014(Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Event: Making Strides Kickoff Party!
Sponsor: Making Strides
Location: UNOH Event Center
Website: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY14CA?pg=informational&fr_i
Event Information:
Making Strides Kickoff Party! Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Time: 7:30 am and 6:00 pm Location: UNOH Event Center 1450 North Cable Road Lima, Ohio, 45805

8/15/2014(Friday)
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Event: Digital Works Orientation
Sponsor: Connect Ohio
Location: 1501 South Dixie Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804
Website: http://www.digitalworksjobs.com
Event Information:
Digital Works Orientations cover our 6-week class in Customer Service Training, where participants learn to work on the Internet and will have an opportunity to accept a job at the end of the program as an Online Inbound Customer Service Representative. Participants can set their own schedule to work Full-Time, Part-time or Any time. Participants average $9 to $12 per hour for talk-time. We also have Online Freelance opportunities where folks can earn money by blogging, transcribing, data entry, web design, being a virtual assistant, researching, image editing, data extraction, coding and much more. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.digitalworksjobs.com or contact Jeff Beebe at 419-503-1015 with any questions. We partner with the Ohio Means Jobs Allen County to offer this 21st Century opportunity in the Lima community.

8/16/2014(Saturday)
Time: 09:45 AM
Event: Push the Carts, Fill the Shelves, Feed the Hungry Food Drive
Sponsor: Forest Park United Methodist Church
Location: Allen County Fair Parade
Website: http://
Event Information:
2nd Annual Push the Carts... Fill the Shelves... Feed the Hungry Food Drive We ask that all parade spectators and participants bring non-perishable food items to the parade. Friends of Forest Park UMC will be pushing shopping carts during the parade to collect the food donations. The items will be used to fill the shelves of Churches United Pantry located at Pierce and Spring in downtown Lima to help them feed the hungry in the community.

8/16/2014(Saturday)
Time: 8:30am - 10:00 am
Event: 5 K Race
Sponsor: Resource & Opportunity Center
Location: St. Marys, OH
Website: http://www.therocresourcecenter.com/
Event Information:
Note to Recipient: If you do not have room/time for entire message, please use the first paragraph. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Runners Reserve This Date A 5K race/walk will kick off the 4th annual Waynestock Christian Music Festival in St. Marys on Saturday, August 16th . Race begins at 8:30 a.m. Race Day Registration starts at 7:30am. Go to http://www.therocresourcecenter.com/ for info and registration. The Resource and Opportunity Center of St. Marys is a hope-based center guiding individuals and families to available resources and opportunities. Check out the 2014 Waynestock program at http://waynestocklivingfortherock.com/

8/16/2014(Saturday)
Time: 12:00 pm
Event: Waterball Tournament
Sponsor: Fort Jennings Fire Department
Location: Fort Jennings, Ohio
Event Information:
Waterball tournament for Firefighter and Open Class teams at Fort Fest this year. Registration starts at noon, tournament begins at 1:00. Cost is $20 per team. Each team must have 5 members including 1 firefighter for open class teams. Must be 18 to participate. Proceeds benefit the Fort Jennings Volunteer Fire Department.

8/16/2014(Saturday) - 8/17/2014(Sunday)
Time: 10:00a.m.
Event: 18th Annual Shawnee Woodland Pow Wow
Sponsor: Shawnee Nation United Remnant Band
Location: Zane Shawnee Caverns & SouthWind Park
Website: www.shawneecaverns.com
Event Information:
The 18th Annual Shawnee Woodland Pow Wow (summer) will be held at Zane Shawnee Caverns & SouthWind Park 7092 St. Rt. 540 Bellefontaine, OH. Features Native American Drum, Dance, and vendors. This Pow Wow is an outdoors event open to the public and there is an admission fee. Parking is free. Call 937-592-9592 for Admission price, camping info. etc. Gates open 10a.m. Saturday with Grand entry planned for noon on both days with a 6p.m. Grand Entry Saturday only.

8/17/2014(Sunday)
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Event: St. Mark's Annual Ice Cream Social
Sponsor: Women of the Church
Location: St. Mark Lutheran Church, Clay Twp., 10424 Geyer Drive Road, Wapakoneta
Website: http://
Event Information:
Homemade ice cream, pies, cakes and sandwiches Freewill donation This year's proceeds to benefit Pauline and Don Krites.

9/6/2014(Saturday)
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event: Barry Electronics Video Game Tournament
Sponsor: Barry Electronics
Location: 1703 Allentown Rd. Lima, OH 45805
Website: www.barryelectronics.net
Event Information:
Play against your friends and the region's best gamers at Barry Electronics's Tournament of Champions. A mix of games will be played, from classic Super Mario and Street Fighter, to Halo and Mario Kart. Sign up at our store. Proceeds for the tournament will be donated to the West Ohio Food Bank and Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.

9/6/2014(Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event: Lima Walk to End Alzheimer's
Location: Faurot Park
Website: http://act.alz.org/Lima2014
Event Information:
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Date: Sat., September 6, 2014 Coordinator: Crystal Lybarger Phone: 419-522-5050 Email: clybarger@alz.org

9/13/2014(Saturday) - 9/14/2014(Sunday)
Time: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event: Ultimate Dogpawlooza
Location: Riverbend Park, 16618 TR 208, Findlay, OH
Website: http://
Event Information:
With much excitement, we are welcoming back the Ultimate Air Dogs to Riverbend Park! Ultimate Air Dogs is the premier dock jumping organization and has been featured on ESPN, “Good Morning America”, and “The Late Show with David Lettermen”! We will be kicking off this event with our annual two-mile Dog Walk at BridleTrail beginning at 9:00AM! The dog jumping will take place Saturday between 10:30AM and 6:00PM and Sunday between 11:00AM and 4:00PM. This is going to be a fun-filled event you won’t want to miss! If you would like more information, or to become a vendor or sponsor, please contact Paula at 419.423.1664.

9/25/2014(Thursday)
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Event: Youth Empowerment Summit
Sponsor: Activate Allen County
Location: Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center
Website: http://www.activateallencounty.com
Event Information:
The Youth Empowerment Summit will empower youth, in partnership with adults, to create community change. This adult-youth partnership is an effort to address two critical issues in our community: childhood obesity and teen tobacco use. This summit will bring together young activists and students across the region to engage in activist and leadership training to develop skills, inspiration, and education to start Active Living, Real Food, and Tobacco Use Prevention initiatives. Be Bold! Be Vocal! It's Up to You!

10/1/2014(Wednesday) - 10/4/2014(Saturday)
Time: 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Event: Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event
Sponsor: Ten Thousand Villages
Location: Archbold, Ohio
Website: http://rugs.tenthousandvillages.com/archbold_rugevent
Event Information:
Join Us… …for our Annual Oriental Rug Event, featuring over 300 handknotted rugs all made by fairly paid adults, from 2'x3's to 10'x14's. Since our store is not large enough to carry these rugs year round, we host this special event once a year to bring these high quality, fairly traded handknotted rugs to our community from the Bunyaad Rug Room at Ten Thousand Villages, Ephrata, Pennsylvania. It's an event not to miss as these fairly traded rugs represent a win-win situation for all. Fair Trade Difference Here at Ten Thousand Villages we believe in a global economy that is sustainable and fair to everyone involved. This means providing well-made, quality products for our customers and a fair, sustainable income for our artisans. When you purchase a rug created through our artisan group Bunyaad, you not only acquire a beautiful piece of functional art, you also support lives, culture and education in Pakistan. Rug Event Hours Wed 9:30-7:30, Thu 9:30-9 Fri 9:30-9, Sat 9:30-

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