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26th Annual Business Person's Breakfast Event Details

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7:30 am9:00 am

The 26th Annual Business Person's Breakfast will be held at the St.
Marys Community Public Library on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Our speaker will be Pat Clark and John Spencer from Ohio Means Jobs, ODJFS.

They will be speaking on:
1) Reverse Job Fair - This program is offered by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and provides you the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with the skilled labor force in your industry,
2) Ohio Learn to Earn - Helps employers find good candidates for job openings and trains those workers at no cost for 24 hours a week, up to
6 weeks, and the State of Ohio handles the Workers Comp. and
3) OhioMeansJobs.com - Access to OhioMeansJobs Business Support Center, online or local, save resumes, post jobs, and so much more.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast from Creative Catering by Cathy Flynn, and an opportunity to network with your business colleagues from the community.

Please register by March 27th for the Business Person's Breakfast by calling the Library at 419-394-7471 or e-mail, Susan Pittman at pittmasu@oplin.org.

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MAC Wingfest! Event Details

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4:00 pm

The New Bremen Sons of the American Legion is proud to present the MAC Wingfest! Since its inaugural event in 2007, the MAC Wingfest has raised over $25,000 for local and national charities. The day starts with wings from many bars, restaurants, and caterers from around the Midwest Athletic Conference made available to you at one convenient location! Find out which wings you like the best without having to travel all over God's Country! Get five wings for just three bucks! After you've tried 'em, you help to decide which participant wins the coveted "People's Choice Award"! A panel of celebrity judges will take many aspects of the wings into consideration before awarding our winners with replica MAC Championship trophies. Stick around for some of the best entertainment the area has to offer.

LIVE music by NASHVILLE CRUSH
will begin at 8:30 - Country that ROCKS! There are plenty of drink selections for your enjoyment!

Early Winger Special

FREE ENTRY from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Just $7 after 6:00 pm

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Mercer County Fair Good Friday Fish Fry Event Details

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The Mercer County Fair Good Friday Fish Fry will be held April 3rd, 4-8pm in the Junior Fair Building, at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.
Proceeds are to benefit the Junior Fair.

Visit mercercountyohiofair.com for more details.

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“Prayer, Wine, and Canvas” Event Details

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6:00 pm9:00 pm

Spring forward with another “Prayer, Wine, and Canvas” event! At the Spiritual Center of Maria Stein be sure to mark your calendars now for this relaxing evening with friends and family on April 9th from 6pm-9pm. If you are a little nervous to paint – Don’t be! No talent or experience is necessary! The talented instructors will guide you step-by-step! You will be amazed at your very own work of ART! Call 419-925-7625 for reservations.

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Spring Dinner Theater Event Details

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The Wapakoneta Theater Guild presents Spring Dinner Theater at the Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 “Squabbles” AKA your House or mine? by Marshall Karp.
The Show will be April 10,11,12 & April 17,18,19

Fri & Sat dinner will be at 6:30pm
Show will be at 7:30pm
Sunday dinner at 1pm with show starting at 1:45
Tickets are $23
Just show ticks are $12

Call 419 738-2248 to reserve your tickets

Artistry Under the Dome Event Details

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April 10-13, 2015: at St. Charles, Carthagena, OH
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-4 day Art Show and Sale
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION - Fri., April 10, 7-9 pm
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Mercer County's Premier
Art Exhibit and Sale:
Over 25 artists from Mercer and Auglaize County. Area high school exhibits also.

SCHEDULE:
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION:
Friday, April 10, 7-9 pm
WEEKEND HOURS:
Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12
10 am-5 pm
Artists will be in attendance
ART DISPLAY CONTINUES:
Monday, April 13, 1-7 pm;

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Spring Dinner Theater Event Details

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The Wapakoneta Theater Guild presents Spring Dinner Theater at the Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 “Squabbles” AKA your House or mine? by Marshall Karp.
The Show will be April 10,11,12 & April 17,18,19

Fri & Sat dinner will be at 6:30pm
Show will be at 7:30pm
Sunday dinner at 1pm with show starting at 1:45
Tickets are $23
Just show ticks are $12

Call 419 738-2248 to reserve your tickets

Artistry Under the Dome Event Details

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April 10-13, 2015: at St. Charles, Carthagena, OH
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-4 day Art Show and Sale
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION - Fri., April 10, 7-9 pm
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Mercer County's Premier
Art Exhibit and Sale:
Over 25 artists from Mercer and Auglaize County. Area high school exhibits also.

SCHEDULE:
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION:
Friday, April 10, 7-9 pm
WEEKEND HOURS:
Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12
10 am-5 pm
Artists will be in attendance
ART DISPLAY CONTINUES:
Monday, April 13, 1-7 pm;

Strike out Cancer! Event Details

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6:00 pm1:00 am

Strike out Cancer! The St.Marys Tailgate for Cancer will be hosting our first ever bowling event. Come join us on April 11th at Varsity Lanes in St.Marys. We will have lots of fun things going on during the night for bowlers and non bowlers. We will be having DJ Wicked from Wicker Sound up front during the event to play some great music and cheer on our bowlers! After the bowling is over you can join us for some live music in the back from 9-midnight. The bowling event will start at 6pm with groups of 5 and the cost is $125 a team. Get your team together ASAP as space is limited! We have lots of exciting events planned for the night for bowlers and non bowlers so do not miss out! We hope to see you all there. Go Bucks beat Cancer!

To reserve a lane for the event please call TLC Learning Center 419-394-4500.

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Spring Dinner Theater Event Details

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The Wapakoneta Theater Guild presents Spring Dinner Theater at the Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 “Squabbles” AKA your House or mine? by Marshall Karp.
The Show will be April 10,11,12 & April 17,18,19

Fri & Sat dinner will be at 6:30pm
Show will be at 7:30pm
Sunday dinner at 1pm with show starting at 1:45
Tickets are $23
Just show ticks are $12

Call 419 738-2248 to reserve your tickets

Artistry Under the Dome Event Details

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April 10-13, 2015: at St. Charles, Carthagena, OH
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-4 day Art Show and Sale
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION - Fri., April 10, 7-9 pm
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Mercer County's Premier
Art Exhibit and Sale:
Over 25 artists from Mercer and Auglaize County. Area high school exhibits also.

SCHEDULE:
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION:
Friday, April 10, 7-9 pm
WEEKEND HOURS:
Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12
10 am-5 pm
Artists will be in attendance
ART DISPLAY CONTINUES:
Monday, April 13, 1-7 pm;

Tom Daugherty Orchestra presents “Victory Canteen” Event Details

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3:00 pm

Sunday • April 12, 2015 3:00pm- UPDATE!
Tom Daugherty Orchestra presents “Victory Canteen”
joined by the vocal groups “The Sentimental Singers”
and “The Swingin’ Sweethearts” as The Andrew Sister.

Lock One Community Arts has had to change shows for their April 12th 3:00 pm performance. The LOCA Board received the news that their scheduled performance of “Back On Broadway” has been shut down for the remainder of this season. The Board quickly contacted agents so as to replace the show with a program of equal quality and selected the Fabulous Tom Daugherty Orchestra to present “Victory Canteen”, a tribute to the Army Air Force Band led in the 1940’s by Glenn Miller. The orchestra will appear in authentic WWII uniforms and will be joined by the vocal groups “The Sentimental Singers” and “The Swingin’ Sweethearts” as The Andrew Sisters.

Tickets for the “Back On Broadway “ will be honored for this show. There are a few tickets still available at the box office in The Western Ohio True Value Hardware between New Bremen and Minster. Call 419-629-2241 if you have any questions.

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Artistry Under the Dome Event Details

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April 10-13, 2015: at St. Charles, Carthagena, OH
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-4 day Art Show and Sale
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION - Fri., April 10, 7-9 pm
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Mercer County's Premier
Art Exhibit and Sale:
Over 25 artists from Mercer and Auglaize County. Area high school exhibits also.

SCHEDULE:
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION:
Friday, April 10, 7-9 pm
WEEKEND HOURS:
Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12
10 am-5 pm
Artists will be in attendance
ART DISPLAY CONTINUES:
Monday, April 13, 1-7 pm;

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Spring Showcase Event Details

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9:00 am5:00 pm

Spring Showcase

Wednesday, April 15 & Thursday, April 16, 9am-5pm, James F. Dicke Hall

Art Display sponsored by Lake Campus Business & Graphics Professionals

FREE admission and open to the public!

If you are a local student interested in submitting your work, email Katie: gengler.8@wright.edu

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"Lincoln the Lawyer" Event Details

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7:00 pm

The Auglaize County Historical Society and the Auglaize County Library will co-host "Lincoln the Lawyer: His Courtroom Experiences and His Legacy" on Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m., at the Auglaize County Public Library, 206 Perry Street, Wapakoneta. The event is free and open to the public; it occurs 150 years and one day after the death of President Lincoln.
Presenter for the evening is Brian Dirck, professor of history at Anderson University in Indiana. Having taught many classes on United States history, Professor Dirck is considered an expert on the Civil War and on Abraham Lincoln in particular. His books include: Lincoln’s Hardest Summer: The President and an Ethic of Endurance, 1864 (Southern Illinois University Press, forthcoming); Abraham Lincoln and Indiana (Southern Illinois University Press, forthcoming); Abraham Lincoln and White America (University Press of Kansas, 2012); Lincoln and the Constitution, (Southern Illinois University Press, 2012); Lincoln the Lawyer (University of Illinois Press, 2007). Lincoln the Lawyer received the Barondess/Lincoln Award for the Best Book on Abraham Lincoln.
States Tom Thompson of the local Civil War Roundtable: "(Professor Dirck) is always a crowd pleaser with his well informed approach to the sixteenth president. Pass the word: this is an event that is well worth attending."
The Auglaize County Historical Society and the Auglaize County Library invite all to join them for what promises to be a fascinating evening!
Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, and share the unique history of Auglaize County with the widest possible audience. Visit the Auglaize County Historical Society on Facebook.

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Spring Dinner Theater Event Details

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The Wapakoneta Theater Guild presents Spring Dinner Theater at the Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 “Squabbles” AKA your House or mine? by Marshall Karp.
The Show will be April 10,11,12 & April 17,18,19

Fri & Sat dinner will be at 6:30pm
Show will be at 7:30pm
Sunday dinner at 1pm with show starting at 1:45
Tickets are $23
Just show ticks are $12

Call 419 738-2248 to reserve your tickets

New Bremen Community Garage Sales Event Details

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New Bremen Community Garage Sales

Friday, April 17, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Bremen Community Garage Sales

Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18

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New Bremen Community Garage Sales Event Details

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New Bremen Community Garage Sales

Friday, April 17, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Bremen Community Garage Sales

Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18

Spring Dinner Theater Event Details

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The Wapakoneta Theater Guild presents Spring Dinner Theater at the Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 “Squabbles” AKA your House or mine? by Marshall Karp.
The Show will be April 10,11,12 & April 17,18,19

Fri & Sat dinner will be at 6:30pm
Show will be at 7:30pm
Sunday dinner at 1pm with show starting at 1:45
Tickets are $23
Just show ticks are $12

Call 419 738-2248 to reserve your tickets

Mom to Mom Sale Event Details

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8:00 am2:00 pm

Rockford Mom to Mom Sale on April 18th from
8 am - 2 pm at the Rockford Community Building... for more info or booth rental call 419-605-2211

The Animal Resource Foundation (ARF) Adoption Event Event Details

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10:00 am2:00 pm

The Animal Resource Foundation (ARF) will host an Adoption Event from 10am 2pm at Kroger in St Marys. for more info call 567-204-1022

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Spring Dinner Theater Event Details

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The Wapakoneta Theater Guild presents Spring Dinner Theater at the Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie #691 “Squabbles” AKA your House or mine? by Marshall Karp.
The Show will be April 10,11,12 & April 17,18,19

Fri & Sat dinner will be at 6:30pm
Show will be at 7:30pm
Sunday dinner at 1pm with show starting at 1:45
Tickets are $23
Just show ticks are $12

Call 419 738-2248 to reserve your tickets

"Virtues of Small Town Life, Translated." Event Details

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2:00 pm

The Immaculate Conception 150th Anniversary Committee will host a presentation by son of the parish Fr. Kyle Schnippel on Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m., in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church, North Main Street, Botkins. Fr. Kyle has entitled his remarks "Virtues of Small Town Life, Translated." The event is free and open to the public.
After graduation from Botkins High School, Kyle Schnippel enrolled at the Ohio State University, but a chance encounter at the Catholic Newman Center helped him to recognize a call to the priesthood. After just a year at OSU, he enrolled at the Pontifical College Josephinum to begin studies toward the priesthood.

Following his undergraduate studies, he enrolled at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati and was ordained to the priesthood in May of 2004. Fr. Kyle's first assignment was at Elder High School and Our Lady of the Visitation, complete opposites of high school in Botkins! After two years teaching, he was assigned as the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese, a position he held for eight years.
In May of 2014, Fr. Kyle was assigned to St. John Neumann in the Pleasant Run Farms area of Forest Park. He will also become the pastor of Corpus Christi Church this summer.
Father Kyle explains that, "Growing up in Botkins, we always looked out for each other, both in good times and in bad. (With the result that when I was in trouble somewhere else, that usually got home before I did!) The virtues instilled by the very fabric of life in a small close knit community translate well to serving a parish in a larger setting." Fr. Schnippel will share some of those insights and stories along the way.
The Petersburg Parishes of Botkins Immaculate Conception, Fryburg St. John, Rhine St. Lawrence, and Wapakoneta St. Joseph are named for the now-vanished Petersburg settlement (between Wapakoneta and Botkins) from which the parishes emerged in the 19th century. They are served by Pastor Patrick Sloneker and Assistant Pastor Daniel Hunt.

THE SHRINE HOSTS CANCER PRAYER Event Details

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2:00 pm

THE SHRINE HOSTS CANCER PRAYER
Prayer to ask the help of St. Peregrine, the patron saint of cancer, will take place on
Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the Shrine Chapel at Maria Stein.
The service begins at 2:00 p.m. It is open to all, especially those who have cancer, doctors, nurses,
and those who are concerned about and give care to those with cancer.

The service includes prayer, song, testimonials and veneration of the relic St. Peregrine.
Refreshments and a short social period will follow. The chapel is accessible.

All are welcome!

Maria Stein Shrine
2291 St. Johns Road
Maria Stein, Ohio
www.mariasteinshrine.org
419.925.4532
info@mariasteinshrine.org

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SWAC Chamber of Commerce Staff Appreciation Luncheon Event Details

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11:30 am

SWAC Chamber of Commerce Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Faith Alliance Church
6670 Knoxville Ave
New Bremen, OH 45869

Celina-Mercer Chamber will host their Administrative Professional Day Event Details

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11:30 am1:00 pm

The Celina-Mercer Chamber will host their Administrative Professional Day Luncheon on Wednesday, April 22 at the Galleria in Celina from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Tickets are $15 each & include lunch, goodie bag, door prizes, music, shopping, and much more. A limit of 150 tickets will be sold so call today. 419-586-2219. Don't miss out. If you only have an hour for lunch, you can still attend and win door prizes.

We are also looking for vendors for this event. Call us for details. There is no charge for Chamber member businesses.

“Cultural and Heritage Tourism: What It Is and What It Can Do Event Details

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The Auglaize County Historical Society will host the presentation “Cultural and Heritage Tourism: What It Is and What It Can Do” by Mark Holbrook on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Lockkeepers House, southwest of the intersection of State Routes 274 and 66, New Bremen.
The event is free and open to the public.
Holbrook will define cultural/heritage tourism and speak about other Ohio communities that have used such tourism to highlight and preserve the stories, artifacts, and even buildings that define their locations. He will also address cultural/heritage tourism’s potential for Auglaize County.
Holbrook’s presentation is made possible through a Heritage Tourism grant awarded to the Historical Society by Ohio Humanities (formerly, the Ohio Humanities Council). The purpose of the grant is to “ study local cultural and heritage tourism efforts and, through collaboration with others across the county, develop plans for their enhancement.”
Mark Holbrook is a native Ohioan and graduate of The Ohio State University. With experience in marketing, communications, copywriting, and strategic planning, his business, History Is Personal, is dedicated to helping others share their stories. For twenty years he worked in various cities in Ohio in television and radio news covering people and events that mattered. For the past nine years Mark had the privilege to travel Ohio promoting and preserving Ohio historical sites and stories as the marketing manager for the Ohio History Connection. He has spoken about and consulted for heritage tourism throughout Ohio. Mark is the editor of the 2010 book, The Buckeye Vanguard (Little Miami Publishing), and has served as a historical consultant on films and television pro-ductions.
Ohio Humanities is the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through programs and grants, Ohio Humanities helps Ohioans use history, literature, and philosophy to explore the past, inform the present, and envision the future.

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Minster Community Garage Sales Event Details

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Minster Community Garage Sales

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015

Minster Community Garage Sales

Thursday, April 23 - Saturday, April 25

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Minster Community Garage Sales Event Details

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Minster Community Garage Sales

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015

Minster Community Garage Sales

Thursday, April 23 - Saturday, April 25

Riverside Art Center Wine Tasting Fundraiser Event Details

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5:00 pm7:30 pm

Riverside Art Center Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Come and enjoy the Riverside Art Center annual wine tasting on April 24th from 5pm 7:30pm. This years event features Spanish wines and appetizers. tickets $20 a person. you can purchase tickets through the art center, by calling Janice @ 419-739-9144 or by leaving fb message. Cloud 9 will host a Spanish meal after our event you must RSVP (through the art center) to attend. tickets for the dinner are $15 a person.

Promoting the Arts in Mercer County Event Details

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7:00 pm9:00 pm

Lake Area Arts Group

Promoting the Arts in Mercer County

Inspiring people to create, nurture, and appreciate the arts

Meet the artist...Cera Marie Friday, April 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Java Nation, 108 S. Main, in Celina See her display, and Interact with others

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Lake Clean-up day! Event Details

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The Annual Grand Lake St Marys State Park will hold their annual Lake Clean-up day on Saturday April 25th… along the lake at windy point on the Southside of the lake, and also on the Northside of the lake. If you or your group would like to give a couple hours of your time to help this awesome clean-up effort along the lake, your service would be greatly appreciated! Please call 419-394-3611 for information on how you can help.

Minster Community Garage Sales Event Details

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Minster Community Garage Sales

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015

Minster Community Garage Sales

Thursday, April 23 - Saturday, April 25

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Celina Day at the Great American Ballpark Event Details

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Celina Day at the Great American Ballpark
is Sunday, April 26th when the Cinncinnati Reds
will play the Chicago Cubs. Discounted tickets
are on sale now at www.reds.com/celina.

Grand Lake Crappie Series Event Details

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Grand Lake Crappie Series Teams may sign up at the Outdoorsman in St Marys and for details go to

Grand Lake Crappie Series

Celina Community Day at Great American Ball Park..Reds vs Cubby's Event Details

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1:10 pm

Celina Community Day at Great American Ball Park..Reds vs Cubby's

Celina Community Day at Great American Ball Park..Reds vs Cubby's

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Business After Hours Event Details

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5:00 pm7:00 pm

The St Marys Chamber is hosting a Networking
Business After Hours at the Quality Inn in St Marys on
April 27, from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM enjoy plenty of snacks and drinks provided by the Quality Inn… To register visit

Business After Hours

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$5 Pulled Pork Event Details

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4:00 pm6:00 pm

$5 Pulled Pork chips coleslaw, applesauce cookie at the St Marys Living Center all proceeds will benefit SMLC Activity Fund (presale orders only)419-394-7611

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Garage Sale at Senior Center Event Details

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A Garage Sale at Senior Center in Celina will be held April 30-May 5
Weekday hours will be 8:30am-4pm
Evening hours are Thursday until 7:30pm
Sat & sun hours are 9:30am-4pm

“Voice of the Customer Improving Profit though Customer Service” by Matt Lauth Event Details

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11:45 am1:00 pm

The Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to listen to the “Voice of the Customer Improving Profit though Customer Service” by Matt Lauth…on Thursday April 30th for Lunch & Networking from 11:45am with Matt Lauth presentation Noon -1pm. $15 General Admission, and $10 for Chamber members & employees. To register call 419-738-2911

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BLACK MAGIC Event Details

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Wapakoneta Singsation presents Cabaret on May 1st Wapakoneta Highschool. Dinner will be served at 530pm followed by an evening of song and dance and the final performance of Singsation BLACK MAGIC held in the performing Arts center at 7pm. There will also be a silent auction to help raise money for singsation…$20 pp for Dinner & Show or $5 for show only tickets at the door. To order dinner & show tickets call 419-204-5885.

Garage Sale at Senior Center Event Details

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A Garage Sale at Senior Center in Celina will be held April 30-May 5
Weekday hours will be 8:30am-4pm
Evening hours are Thursday until 7:30pm
Sat & sun hours are 9:30am-4pm

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Garage Sale at Senior Center Event Details

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A Garage Sale at Senior Center in Celina will be held April 30-May 5
Weekday hours will be 8:30am-4pm
Evening hours are Thursday until 7:30pm
Sat & sun hours are 9:30am-4pm

Derby Day Wine Tasting Event Details

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The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership will host a Derby Day Wine Tasting at Marley’s Downtown Ballroom on Sat May 2 from 5:30pm-730pm there is a $25 donation with all proceeds benefiting The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership. Tickets can be purchased at the Wapakoneta Chamber or Casa Chic. And please don’t forget to wear your favorite derby hat!

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” Event Details

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12:00 pm4:00 pm

The Auglaize County Historical Society and historical societies and organizations from across the county will host “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown” on the weekend of May 2 and 3, from noon to 4 p.m. each day. The event is open to the public and, with one exception, admission to the sites is completely free.

Many local historic sites and historical organizations have collaborated to open their doors during the same time period, allowing local residents to see what they have to offer. Participants will be provided a Passport to Auglaize County that is signed by the staff at each site and turned in at the last stop visited that weekend. The cards will then be placed in a drawing for some great prizes.

States Rachel Barber, administrator of the Auglaize County Historical Society and organizer of the promotion, “We all have the tendency to think of tourist attractions as something far away. But Auglaize County is home to many wonderful museums and sites. We want to provide a gentle nudge to encourage our residents to become more familiar with these great places.”

Participating sites include:

1. Wapakoneta Museum, 206 West Main Street, Wapakoneta (FREE admission)
2. Cridersville Historical Society Museum, 111 West Sugar Street (behind village hall; free)
3. Luelleman House, New Bremen Historic Association, 122 North Main Street (free)
4. Pape House, New Bremen Historic Association, 238 North Main Street (free)
5. New Knoxville Historical Society, 107 East German Street (free)
6. Uniopolis Historical Society, East Ohio Street (east of State Route 65; free)
7. Bicycle Museum of America, 7 West Monroe Street, New Bremen (free)
8. Former Olive Branch Methodist Church (ACHS), State Route 219, Shinbone (free)
9. Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive (The Armstrong Museum will be open Saturday, May 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 3, from Noon to 5 p.m. Admission will be ½ price for anyone participating in Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown.)

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown participants may begin their tour at any of the participating locations, where they will pick up a Passport to Auglaize County and a brochure describing all sites.

Those who visit at least 7 of the sites during the promotional weekend will be eligible to place their signed passport in the drawing for one of the prize packages. The only other requirement is that the 7 sites visited must include Cridersville and/or Uniopolis. Participants need not reside in Auglaize County, although organizers hope for a great Auglaize County turnout! Prizes include the following:
First Prize: $100 in gift certificates from the Wapakoneta and Southwest Auglaize County Chambers of Commerce and one year’s membership to the Auglaize County Historical Society (value: $25)
Second Prize: $50 in gift certificates from the Wapakoneta and Southwest Auglaize County Chambers and one year’s membership to the Auglaize County Historical Society (value: $25)

Third Prize: Copies of the books Auglaize County Postcard Images (from the Auglaize County Historical Society) and The Land We Call Ohio, courtesy of the Auglaize-Mercer County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, as well as a t-shirt from the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

Additionally, copies of Auglaize County Postcard Images will be given away at random to five participants in Be a Tourist.
Participants need not reside in Auglaize County, although organizers hope for a great Auglaize County turnout!
Barber states, “We hope that many area residents will spend a lovely spring weekend discovering more about their own county and experiencing the great treasures we have to offer right here at home.”

For more information, call 419/738-9328, email auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net, or visit the Auglaize County Historical Society page on Facebook.

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