October 2016
Woman to Woman Conference
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Woman to Woman Conference to be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, November 5th.  For information about speakers, this event, and registration go to www.calvarybellefontaine.org  Registration is required and the deadline is October 23rd.



For more information:
(937) 599-6847
Bubble Soccer Tournament
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The Bellefontaine Firefighters & International Assocation of Firefighters Local 351 will be hosting a Bubble Soccer Tournament on October 22 at 9am at Southview Park. This event is to raise money for scholarships. Teams are 5-6 people per team and is $150 to register. Businesses can also sponsor this event. For more information please call Bryce Goodrich at 599-6168 or stop by the Bellefontaine Fire Department for a information packet and entry forms. Teams must be registered soon!

American Red Cross seeking volunteers
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

American Red Cross Seeking Volunteers to Fulfill Humanitarian Services

Training classes available for a variety of roles,
with the ability to serve locally immediately


GREENVILLE, OH (Sept. 29, 2016) - The Northern Miami Valley Ohio Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help the organization fulfill its humanitarian mission. It is specifically looking for those interested in serving in one of three particular areas, and is offering free training in those areas during October. This means individuals can begin serving almost immediately. The three areas are:


  • Pillowcase Project | The Pillowcase Project is an hour-long presentation in partnership with Disney that teaches students in grades 3-5 how to be prepared for a disaster. This includes using a Disney-created pillowcase to fill with disaster preparedness materials—flashlights, clothes, extra toothbrush, etc.—and use as an emergency kit. Training is available on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. However, an online training component must be completed prior to the in-person training. Last year, over 1,500 children were trained locally.
  • Veteran Visitation | In order to honor our nation’s veterans, the Red Cross visits those who live in the area’s assisted living facilities to offer companionship and thank them for their service. Veteran visitation training is being held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. A refresher training course for established veteran visitors is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • General presentation | The Red Cross receives numerous requests throughout the course of the year from groups looking for someone to talk about the Red Cross’s mission and programs at various events. General presentation training is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


“Volunteers are the life blood of our mission delivery and the way we reach our community”, stated Lynne Gump, Executive Director, “We are always looking to recruit new members.”  All October trainings are at the American Red Cross office in Troy at 1314 Barnhart Rd. To become a Red Cross volunteer and sign up for training, go to www.RedCross.org/volunteer. For more information on the trainings or how to be an American Red Cross Volunteer, contact your local office at 937-937-492-6151, located in Sidney, Ohio.



Gardening for Wildlife and Pollinators Regional Meeting
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

You are invited to the fall regional meeting on Thursday, October 27th at the Urbana VFW, 220 E. Court Street. Registration begins at 8am and breakfast items and beverages will be provided. Meeting starts at 9am and the morning speaker will be Donna Schwab. Lunch will be served at noon. Afternoon speaker is Denise Ellsworth. Vendors will have a variety of items and there will be a raffle and door prizes. Cost for the entire day is $15 and half day registration is available for $7.50 but does not include lunch. Please contact Karen at kfeltham@embargmail.com to learn more on how to register. Deadline is October 12. 

Mom-2-Mom Sale
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sale Saturday October 1 from 9am-1pm at the Indian Lake Community Church, The Lighthouse. Admission is $2.00 and children are free. Plan to attend! You'll find great deals on clothes, toys & gear! Starting at noon (by seller's choice) many items will be 50% off! For more information or to be become a seller contact Tara at 937-935-2318 or tara.d.holt@gmail.com.

Silent Cherry Rose Auction to benefit The Logan County Art League
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM



Six intricate, delicate and beautiful roses carved by artist Bob Holderman will be auctioned to benefit the Logan County Art League to help finance educational and other projects that will promote the visual arts in the county. What makes these roses exceptional is that they are made from reclaimed cherry timbers from the 1870 Logan County Courthouse.


Each of the six roses are numbered and have a letter of authenticity signed by artist and Logan County commissioners.  Bidding starts at $200.00.  Sign- up sheets and viewing will be available at the Gallery at the Holland until November 4, 2016 during opening hours of operation Thursday – Saturday, 10-2. The roses will be at the Winter Art Faire at the Bellefontaine High School November 5-6th.  The high bidders and winners of the roses will be announced at Winter Art Faire on Sunday, November 6th.


Stop in and see these remarkable sculptures and place your bid.  The roses would make a beautiful and unique gift for anyone who has practiced law, served in county government or is a county history buff.  And in the process it will support the visual arts in Logan County.

Boyd Family Benefit Dinner
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The West Liberty area churches, businesses, Lions Club and Community groups are joining together to have a dinner to help the Scott and Cindee Boyd family.  Scott was critically injured in a bushhog accident on August 12, 2016.  He was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where he was operated on several times in the first 39 hours.  He will be having more surgeries in the next several months for skin grafting and a hip replacement.  He is currently doing rehab in Springfield but will return to Miami Valley for the surgeries.

The event will be a Chicken and Beef and Noodle Dinner on October 1, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:30.  The event will be held at the West Liberty United Methodist Church at 202 West Newell St., West Liberty, Ohio.  The menu will consist of Chicken or Beef and Noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, tossed salad, roll and butter, pie or cake and a drink for a $10.00 donation and $5.00 for 10 and under.  Carry-outs will be available.

A Night with the Arts, a Benefit Dinner for Union Station
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Benefit dinner to help with heating costs at Union Station this winter. $15 ticket gets you a family style dinner of lasagna, salad, garlic bread and a variety of desserts. In addition, you'll be treated to a Variety Show during dinner.  A week long silent auction featuring local artists' works and donations from local business, will also be concluding that evening.  Come be part of the event!

For more information:
Betsy Woodruff
(937) 869-3304
Healthcare Today - Stories from Hickory Medical with Dr. Ryan Kauffman
6:30 PM - 7:30 AM

Dr. Ryan Kauffman of Hickory Medical Direct Primary Care, LLC will be holding a panel with patients and answering questions about the newest medical practice in Bellefontaine.  All are invited to the Bellefontaine High School Cafeteria at 6:30 pm on Saturday, October 1 to learn about direct primary care.

For more information:
Rudi Kauffman
(937) 404-2489