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Apr
24
Fri
West Side Spring Clean-Up
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

The Westside Neighborhoods Association will be having their annual Spring Clean-Up this Friday through Sunday, April 24-26, 2015. Dumpsters will be placed at Roosevelt Park, Glenwood Park and at the corner of Bennett Street and Uncapher Ave.

Organizers ask that you do not dispose of any hazardous materials such as batteries, tires, electronics, any chemicals or paint, oil or ammunition. These dumpsters are placed for the convenience of the neighborhoods to help them dispose of unwanted items.

Apr
25
Sat
Blood Drive at St. Paul Lutheran
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The American Red Cross will conduct an open blood drive Saturday, April 25th – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Waldo Community Drive at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 138 W. Main Street, Waldo.

Appointments for most drives may be arranged by calling, toll-free, 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).  As an alternative, you may book your own appointment for many drives online at www.redcrossblood.org.  You may also ask the Marion County Office for assistance with setting appointments.  Call 740-725-9141, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donors who are on time for appointments will be given priority at all drives.  Walk-ins and donors with appointments who arrive other than at their scheduled times will be welcomed whenever openings in the schedule permit.

Under normal circumstances, a donor can give one unit of whole blood every 56 days (8 weeks) or double red cells every 112 days (16 weeks).

Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in Ohio), who weigh at least 110 pounds, and who are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Donors under age 19 may have to meet additional weight requirements, depending on gender and height.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

If you have any questions about your eligibility to give blood (such as medications you may be taking, your health history, or the height and weight requirements for donors under 19), call the American Red Cross Donor Suitability unit, toll-free, at 866-426-0922.

Apr
26
Sun
A Day at Disney with Vocalist Sara Grote
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Palace Cultural Arts Association, along with show sponsors Central Ohio Farmers Co-op and Morral Companies, are pleased to present a show which appeals to “mousekateers” ages 2 to 102. A Day at Disney* with Sara Grote will take place at the Marion Palace Theatre May Pavilion on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Not just for the little ones, this show appeals to all ages who appreciate the beauty in pure breathtaking vocals and timeless tunes. Sara (and a few surprise guests) will captivate audience members with memorable songs from our favorite Disney films including “Snow White,” “Cinderella,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “The Parent Trap,” “Mary Poppins,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Frozen” and so many more. Parents may bring their children dressed as their favorite Disney character to add to the fun.

Seating is limited. General admission tickets for adults are $15 and children are $7. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Palace box office, 276 W. Center St. in downtown Marion or by phone at 740/383-2101. Box office hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased one hour before the event or 24/7 at www.marionpalace.org.

*Neither the Marion Palace Theatre, the sponsors, nor the performers are affiliated with, authorized by, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with The Walt Disney Company or any of its affiliates. Disney® is a registered trademark of The Walt Disney Company.

Apr
27
Mon
Marion Duplicate Bridge Club
Apr 27 all-day

Marion Duplicate Bridge Club plays every Monday at 7PM and every Friday at 12:30 PM. Games are played at Primrose, 1550 Wellness Drive in Marion. The games are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).

For additional information visit marionbridge.wix.com/marionbridge

MCABA Bingo
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Marion County Athletic Booster Association (MCABA) holds bingo every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1701 Marion Bucyrus Road (State Route 4 North), Marion, OH.

Doors open at 4:30pm and Early Birds start at 6:30pm.

Lots of Instants and Progressive Jackpots are also available.

Proceeds benefit Elgin, Ridgedale and River Valley Athletic Boosters and Harding Music Boosters.

For more information, call Deb Faulkner at 740-225-2842.

Apr
28
Tue
Marion County Commissioner’s Meeting
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

The Marion County Commissioners meet in public session every Tuesday and Thursday (minus holidays) in their chambers at the Marion County Building in downtown Marion. The meetings start at 9:00 am and the public is encouraged to attend.

Note: Meetings may be cancelled or moved for various reasons. This posting is for the regularly scheduled meeting only and may not reflect those changes.

Teen Tuesday at the Library
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Teen Tuesday
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays when school is scheduled. Kids in grades 6-12 can enjoy games, crafts, hanging out with friends and getting homework help on Tuesday afternoons. No registration required.
740-387-0992
www.marionlibrary.org

Apr
29
Wed
MCABA Bingo
Apr 29 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Marion County Athletic Booster Association (MCABA) holds bingo every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1701 Marion Bucyrus Road (State Route 4 North), Marion, OH.

Doors open at 4:30pm and Early Birds start at 6:30pm.

Lots of Instants and Progressive Jackpots are also available.

Proceeds benefit Elgin, Ridgedale and River Valley Athletic Boosters and Harding Music Boosters.

For more information, call Deb Faulkner at 740-225-2842.

Apr
30
Thu
Marion County Commissioner’s Meeting
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

The Marion County Commissioners meet in public session every Tuesday and Thursday (minus holidays) in their chambers at the Marion County Building in downtown Marion. The meetings start at 9:00 am and the public is encouraged to attend.

Note: Meetings may be cancelled or moved for various reasons. This posting is for the regularly scheduled meeting only and may not reflect those changes.

MCABA Bingo
Apr 30 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Marion County Athletic Booster Association (MCABA) holds bingo every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1701 Marion Bucyrus Road (State Route 4 North), Marion, OH.

Doors open at 4:30pm and Early Birds start at 6:30pm.

Lots of Instants and Progressive Jackpots are also available.

Proceeds benefit Elgin, Ridgedale and River Valley Athletic Boosters and Harding Music Boosters.

For more information, call Deb Faulkner at 740-225-2842.

May
1
Fri
Marion Duplicate Bridge Club
May 1 all-day

Marion Duplicate Bridge Club plays every Monday at 7PM and every Friday at 12:30 PM. Games are played at Primrose, 1550 Wellness Drive in Marion. The games are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).

For additional information visit marionbridge.wix.com/marionbridge

May
2
Sat
“Choose Life Suicide Awareness” 5K Walk/Run
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

A “Choose Life Suicide Awareness” 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM at Harding High School.

The cost to participate is $5, which can be paid at registration. All proceeds will benefit health programing through the United Way of Marion County.

Local organizations and businesses will have wellness booths set up in the small gym with beneficial information for all participants.

If you have any questions, or would like to pre-register for this event, contact Laurie Wise, Health Technologies Advisor, at 740-383-4687.

May
4
Mon
Marion Duplicate Bridge Club
May 4 all-day

Marion Duplicate Bridge Club plays every Monday at 7PM and every Friday at 12:30 PM. Games are played at Primrose, 1550 Wellness Drive in Marion. The games are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).

For additional information visit marionbridge.wix.com/marionbridge

MCABA Bingo
May 4 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Marion County Athletic Booster Association (MCABA) holds bingo every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1701 Marion Bucyrus Road (State Route 4 North), Marion, OH.

Doors open at 4:30pm and Early Birds start at 6:30pm.

Lots of Instants and Progressive Jackpots are also available.

Proceeds benefit Elgin, Ridgedale and River Valley Athletic Boosters and Harding Music Boosters.

For more information, call Deb Faulkner at 740-225-2842.

Autism Connection Monthly Support Group Meeting
May 4 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The Autism Connection has monthly support group meetings on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM. The meetings are held at Marie English Early Childhood Center (MARCA), 2387 Harding Hwy East. There is child care at each meeting.

For more information, call Michelle Wagner at 740-262-1614 or email mwagner@theautismconnection.org. You can also visit www.theautismconnection.org.

May
5
Tue
Marion County Commissioner’s Meeting
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

The Marion County Commissioners meet in public session every Tuesday and Thursday (minus holidays) in their chambers at the Marion County Building in downtown Marion. The meetings start at 9:00 am and the public is encouraged to attend.

Note: Meetings may be cancelled or moved for various reasons. This posting is for the regularly scheduled meeting only and may not reflect those changes.

Teen Tuesday at the Library
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Teen Tuesday
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays when school is scheduled. Kids in grades 6-12 can enjoy games, crafts, hanging out with friends and getting homework help on Tuesday afternoons. No registration required.
740-387-0992
www.marionlibrary.org

May
6
Wed
MCABA Bingo
May 6 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Marion County Athletic Booster Association (MCABA) holds bingo every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1701 Marion Bucyrus Road (State Route 4 North), Marion, OH.

Doors open at 4:30pm and Early Birds start at 6:30pm.

Lots of Instants and Progressive Jackpots are also available.

Proceeds benefit Elgin, Ridgedale and River Valley Athletic Boosters and Harding Music Boosters.

For more information, call Deb Faulkner at 740-225-2842.

May
7
Thu
Marion County Commissioner’s Meeting
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

The Marion County Commissioners meet in public session every Tuesday and Thursday (minus holidays) in their chambers at the Marion County Building in downtown Marion. The meetings start at 9:00 am and the public is encouraged to attend.

Note: Meetings may be cancelled or moved for various reasons. This posting is for the regularly scheduled meeting only and may not reflect those changes.

Warning Signs of Alzheimer Disease
May 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Memory changes may occur as you grow older, but is memory loss a typical part of aging, or is it symptom of dementia?  It may be part of both.

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Ronnie Henson, LISW and Certified Dementia Practitioner, will give a presentation on “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer Disease.”

Henson, a social worker with the Marion County Council on Aging, will discuss the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer Disease, the most common form of dementia. She will also give information on local resources available to older adults and their caregivers through the Council on Aging, as well as other local resources.

This seminar will be held at the Marion County Council on Aging office, located at 125 Executive Dr.  Suite 102, Marion, Ohio. The session starts at 1:30 pm and is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary by Tuesday, April 28th.

Call the Council on Aging at 740-387-0401 for reservations and further details.