Community Bulletin Board
Friends of the Library book sale
The Friends of the Mercer County District Library will be having their Friends of the Library book sale. The book sale will be on Friday, October 11, from 9 AM to 8 PM and Saturday, October 12, from 9 AM to 5PM. The book sale will be in the Book Barn which is the building next to the Marilyn Frahm Memorial Park.
The funds from the Friends of the Mercer County Library helps with the expenses for the children’s, teen and adult summer reading programs. The Friends also sponsor author programs and other programs that are held at the library. Future programs will be announced in the Daily Standard and the library’s website and facebook.
Sixth Annual Dancing with the Big Stars
MAV Youth Mentoring is hosting the Sixth Annual Dancing with the Big Stars. This fundraising event will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2019 at the Overdrive. Matinee performance will be at 1:30 pm with the doors opening at 1:00 pm. All seats are $20.00. The Dinner Performance doors will open at 5:00 with dinner at 6:00 and the show to follow. The seats range from $30.00-$50.00. If you can’t make the show that day, you can support your favorite dancer by voting for them online at www.mavyouthmentoring.com. The community dancers include Becca Wenning, Andy Kremer, Amy Spriggs, Kylee Klausing, Bev Wilker, Scott Limbert, Rick Heyne, and Pat Crummey. The professional dancers include Ron Rindler, Barb Powell, Dennis Fulmer, Zach Ferrell, Jeff Schnippel, Kathryn Braunwarth, Jill Fulmer and Tera Knebel. For further information or to purchase tickets, please call 419-584-2447. All money raised will stay local and help make and support our over 300 matches. We are currently having Lunch Club Programs and After School Buddies in eight schools. We also have a Supper Club and traditional One-to-One Community Buddies.
FREE Book Club for adults with disabilities
MRSI Adult Day Service is offering a FREE Book Club for adults with disabilities. This program is designed to create and improve literacy skills, as well as social skills, generate new friendships, and new experiences! The group currently meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-7pm. We will be meeting at various locations including, coffee shops, libraries, parks, and more. If you would like to join us for the incredible opportunity please contact Monica Drewes at 419-586-4709, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4-H Clubs Seeking New Members
4-H offers you and your family countless opportunities to grow and
learn together. 4-H members are youth who are currently in third grade
and are at least 8 years of age. These youth become members of a traditional
club. There are 28 clubs scattered throughout the county. Each club establishes its own meeting schedule and activities. Clubs typically meet once per month.
4-H members are offered fun and educational experiences. Many members anticipate attending 4-H camp in the summer. Workshops are hosted for members to learn more about their 4-H projects. Everyone enjoys showing off their finished 4-H work at the annual Junior Fair.
Children ages 5-8 and currently in grades kindergarten, first or second may participate in an activity-based monthly club program entitled Cloverbud 4-H. Members enjoy an fun event at each club meeting and may also choose to attend cloverbud day camp in the summer, cloverbud show and tell, and join the fun at the modeling revue held annually at the fair.
To learn more about joining a club, visit our web site at mercer.osu.edu or phone the Mercer County Extension Office at 419-586-2179.
Join Mercer County 4-H!
Join Mercer County 4-H! Clubs may be found throughout the county and generally
meet once each month. Club members practice leadership and public speaking skills
and can learn about a project of their choice.
A member need only to be the correct age to be eligible to join a club. youth do NOT have to live on a farm or show and raise an animal to participate in 4-H.
Youth should currently be at least 8 years old or older and at least in 3rd grade to join a traditional club program. Children in grades K-2 may join Cloverbud 4-H. Youth remain eligible through age 19.
For more information, contact the Extension Office at 419-586-2179 or visit our web
page at mercer.osu.edu