ART EXHIBIT, WESLEY MEMORIAL GALLERY, FOSTORIA
The Art of Norman Rockwell is now presented in a selection of his paintings at Wesley Memorial Gallery and continuing through January 31st, 2014. The gallery is located at 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria in the narthex at Wesley United Methodist Church, Fostoria.The gallery is open to the public M-F 9am-5pm and at other times by telephoning Wesley United Methodist Church at 419-435-8551 and is handicapped accessible.
VOL. TAX RETURN COUNSELOR TRAINING, FINDLAY
FINDLAY, Oh â€“ United Way of Hancock County and Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) will be conducting two final training sessions for individuals who would like to volunteer to become tax counselors and complete tax returns for free for low- to moderate-income families in Hancock County. The first training is a two part session, on Thursday, January 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday, January 17 from 11 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m. This training will be held at Owens Community College, 3200 Bright Road. To register go to http://january16-17taxtraining.whindo.com
The second training opportunity will be on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brown Mackie College, 1700 Fostoria Avenue. To register for this training go to http://findlaytaxtraingjan18.whindo.com.
The training will be conducted by representatives from OBB. All trainees must be 18 or over, have keyboard experience and an email account. Through the Center for Financial Certifications, attendees can earn six credit hours of continuing education. Registration is required to attend the training.
Attendees will be trained on how to: interview clients, explain the tax filing process, create a client log-in account, verify client identification, navigate simple software and more. Volunteers must be 18 or older. No tax preparation or accounting experience is necessary. The training is required in order to volunteer for the OBB tax preparation clinics that will be scheduled between January 1 and April 15.
For more information, contact Beverly Phillips, community services director at United Way of Hancock County at Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-423-1432.
RACCOON RUN WINTER SPORTS CENTER, FINDLAY
Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center opens Friday, January 3 Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center is set to open Friday, January 3 and will remain open weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, and holidays until ground and weather conditions become unsuitable. Normal hours of operation at the concession are 11 A.M. â€“ 5 P.M. The concession offers a complete outfitting of cross-country ski equipment and snowshoes for kids of all ages. Rentals fees are set at $7 per hour or $20 for the day and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Arrangements for all day rentals can be made through the HPD office during the week or at Raccoon Run during normal business hours. Equipment can be taken to other HPD areas. Beginner cross-country ski workshops are now available on Saturdays in January and February including January 4, 11, and 18 and February 1, 8, and 15 from 9-10:30 A.M. before the concession opens for public rentals. A snowshoe is scheduled for Saturday, January 25. All scheduled workshops are subject to proper snow and weather conditions. Sign the family up for a cross-country ski workshop to learn basic techniques like gliding, turning, and rhythm. Participants must be at least eight years of age with a participating adult. Cost is $12 for cross-country and $10 for snowshoe workshops. Register at the HPD office with fees by the Friday before each workshop date. Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center is located in Big Oaks Area Shelter 3 at Riverbend Recreation Area at 16618 TR 208, off SR 568 to TR 241 east of Findlay. For more information regarding the Raccoon Run Winter Sport Center and activities view the HPD website at www.HancockParks.com, like us on Facebook, download a Program Guide or call the HPD office at 419-425-PARK/7275 and â€œDiscover Your Hancock Parksâ€. A Raccoon Run brochure can be downloaded from the website along with a discount coupon to redeem at the concession. To check current snow and trail conditions on weekends, call the Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center at 419-424-1555. During the week, Monday through Friday, 8am â€“ 4:30pm, call the HPD office at 419 425-PARK/7275.