Morrow County community calendar of events

Next PERI meeting is Sept. 7

This is a reminder and an invitation to the PERI Chapter #73, Morrow Co. Meeting, Tues., Sept. 8 at 8 am, Morrow County Hospital, Lower Level Meeting Room A, Mt. Gilead. Breakfast is $5 per person. Spouses are welcome. Our next speaker Steve Toth, OPERS Board. If you are able to attend, please be sure to call our President Joe Hamilton (419-946-1417) by Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 to reserve your breakfast. (Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m.)

Next seniors breakfast is Sept. 8

You are invited to attend the Marengo Seniors Breakfast at the Farmstead Restaurant on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. Call Joyce Taylor, Leader, with questions at 419-253-0727.

Next bloodmobile is Sept. 14

Did you know that blood cannot be made artificially, and it has a limited shelf life; some components only a matter of days. It is constantly in demand for accident victims, elective and required surgeries, disease control and more. Donate now and bring a friend on Mon., Sept. 14 at Trinity UMC from 12 pm to 6 pm or Sat., Sept. 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Woodbury from 9 am to 3 pm. The Morrow County Chapter of the American Red Cross is an agency of the United Way of Morrow County.

No Limits needs pantry donations

No Limits Food Pantry is open to all Morrow County residents. (Income eligible, under the ODJFS guidelines, to receive food). Location: Vine Street, Edison. Open every M-W 10-11:45 A.M. 12:30-2:45 P.M. 1st and 3rd Friday 10-11:45 am. 12:30-2:45 pm. We are in need of food and monetary donations. Please help us feed Morrow County.

Upcoming Trips at Seniors on Center

Sept. 17 “Everything Rubbermaid” in Wooster, OH / Oct. 13 Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. We will be using a charter bus for all three trips. Seats are filling up fast. Call 419-946-4191 for reservations, price of trips and more information.

MGHS Class of 1975 to reunite

The Mount Gilead High School Class of 1975 will have its 40th year reunion at the High School community room on Oct. 10 at 5 pm. For more details call Arlen Chapman at 978 590 0103 or visit our Facebook page.

Library book sale is week of Oct. 20

Join the Mount Gilead Public Library for our fall book sale October 20 – 24, 2015, in the book sale section on the second floor.

Chess Club is back

Chess Club is back starting September 15! Join Pete and Rhonda Dettra on Tuesday afternoons for the Mount Gilead Public Library’s Chess Club. The Chess Club begins at 4 p.m. on the third floor. The club is open to all ages and skill levels.

TOPS meets on Monday evenings

T.O.P.S – Take Off Pounds Sensibly- is a non profit organization that meets every Monday night at the Mt. Gilead Methodist Church. Weigh-in begins at 4:30 p.m; meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. All welcome. For more infor call Linda at 419-946-9326 or 419-946-9326.

Marengo MOPS meets 1st, 3rd Fridays monthly

Marengo MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets from 9:30-11:30 am, the 1st and 3rd Fridays monthly from Sept. – May. Meetings are held at the Marengo Methodist Church 8 North Main St, Marengo (across from the Marengo Market). Childcare provided. For more info contact Traci at 931-200-8393.

Moms’ Connection meets two Thursdays monthly

Moms’ Connection of Morrow County meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-11:30 am Sep. thru May. Join us at Trinity UMC, 75 E. High St, Mt Gilead. We provide free childcare for children ages birth through 5th grade so moms can have a little ‘mommy time’. Join our Facebook page at “Moms Connection of Morrow County” or call 419-560-5459 for more info.

Voices for Morrow County meet every 3rd Tuesday

Voices of Morrow County is a club which meets to provide Morrow County citizens with informative and educational programs about social justice issues. The club meets the 3rd Tuesday each month at the Community Services Bldg., 619 W. Marion Rd., Entrance B.

Friends of Cardington meets 3rd Tuesday monthly

Friends of Cardington meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the Cardington Municipal Building council chambers.

Narcotics Anonymous daily and night-time meetings held in Mt. Gilead

The Narcotics Anonymous “Lunch Bunch” meetings are being held daily in Mt. Gilead from noon – 1:00 at 81 N. Rich St. The Monday night NA “Hope in Recovery” meeting is being held at this same location from 5:00 – 6:00, and the Friday night NA “Eleventh Step Candle Light” meeting from 7:00 to 8:00.

Friday Night Faith & Hope Group meets weekly

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Friday night, 8-9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 75 S. Cherry St., Mt Gilead. There is also an Al-Anon (family of alcoholics) meeting held separately.

Dance held every Saturday in Marion

A Dance is held each Saturday from 7-11 p.m. at Sawyer Ludwig Park in the Shrine Building at 1313 White Oaks Rd., Marion. Admission is $8 for adults. No dance will be held Aug. 8 and 15 but will resume Aug 22 and 29. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available. No smoking.

Veterans Services meet 3rd Wed. monthly

The Veterans Service Commission will meet at 10 a.m. on the 3rd Wed. of each month with the exception of Nov.’s meeting which will be held on the 2nd Wed. at 10 a.m. The public is welcome.

Divorce counseling offered in Fredericktown

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. For more information or to register, email Mary Lou at or call 740-694-2298 or 740-694-2298.