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Full month of events in October in Hardin County

Here's the October events calendar for Hardin County from the Hardin Chamber and Business Alliance.

Christmas Around the Square Basket Auction
It’s time once again for one of our main events and fundraisers, Christmas Around the Square. The annual auction features baskets donated by our members. Please select the kind of container you would like to use to create your basket. Your creation can be displayed at your business anytime through November 6. The baskets/containers will be displayed on November 9 in the courthouse until the time of the auction. Sponsors will be recognized in radio and newspaper advertising, the newsletter and during the show.
We will be limiting the number of baskets to 30 this year. A great option would be to partner with another business to create a distinct collaboration.

Need help creating a basket for Christmas Around the Square but you simply don’t have the time or desire to decorate it? We will accept requests for decorated items until November 1, 2013 or when we reach our quota.

We will be bringing back the online bidding for the basket auction again this year. There will be a link on our website www.hardinohio.org that will take you to the auction where you can view photos and descriptions of each basket and enter your bids. Deadline to submit description and photo in order to be included in publicity and online bidding is October 24, 2013.
Watch the mail for more information on the basket auction!

Hardin County Historical Museums seek Volunteers
Got some extra time? Like historical things? We are looking for volunteers to help us check our items in boxes against the inventory list. Also need volunteers who would be willing to plan fund raising events. Give Linda Iams a call at 419.673.7147 or stop by the Sullivan Johnson House at 223 N. Main St.

Kenton Wal-Mart is now hiring!
Visit the kiosk at the Service Desk or at the Site to Store area. You may also apply online at www.walmart.com. Positions available include:
·         Sales Associates in Electronics, Produce, Deli, Cashier, People Greeter and Tire, Lube & Express Technician
·         Seasonal positions include Part Time 3rd Shift 10PM-7AM & Truck Crew (unloaders) 4PM-1AM
All candidates are subject to a drug screen and background check.

Fall Fling Car & Truck Show
Good Samaritan Society Campus will be hosting an outing this year on October 5 at 100 Powell Dr, Arlington. Registration will start at 12PM with the Car and Truck show starting at 2PM til 7PM. For more information call Christa Messmer at 419.365.0053 ext 28553 or email cmessmer@good-sam.com.

Business Auction
The former Corinthian will be holding an auction on October 11 and October 12. The auction will begin on October 11 at 10AM with the basement & 1st floor. At 1PM the building will be auctioned. No reserve on the building. Items on the 2nd & 3rd floors will be sold on October 12 beginning at 10AM. If you have any questions about the auction, please call Harry Hooyenga at 419.215.5462.

Agriculture Hall of Fame Nominations sought
Ohio State University Extension, Hardin County - Applications will be accepted for the 2013 Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame through the end of business on October 15. Nominees must have made their major contribution to agriculture primarily as a result of being born, growing up, living in, or working in Hardin County, Ohio.

Outstanding agriculturalists may be nominated by individuals or organizations. Nomination forms are available at the Hardin County OSU Extension office or on the Hardin County OSU Extension website at: hardin.osu.edu. Completed forms must be returned to the OSU Extension Office, 1021 W. Lima Street, Suite 103, Kenton, Ohio, 43326, no later than October 15, 2013. Selected individuals, who have been instrumental to the success and excellence of agriculture, will be honored at the Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, scheduled for December 3, 2013.

Designer Purse Bingo
Women of the Moose Purse Bingo will take place on October 16 beginning at 6PM in the lower level of the Moose. Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit Not by Choice and Big Brother/Big Sister. For tickets call Carol J. Wilcox at 419.673.0691, Beverly Rice Anderson at 419.303.6844 or Barb McQuown at 419.673.0240.

Nominate Ada’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year
The nomination period for Ada's Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award for 2013 is now open. Applications are available by contacting Angela Polachek at angelapolachek.ada@gmail.com. Copies of the forms are also available in the Village Office.  Nominations are due by October 18 and we strongly encourage you to nominate someone you feel is worthy of the award. The award will once again be presented at the annual Town & Gown Banquet on Monday, November 4, 2013.  The evening's festivities will begin with a social hour from 5:30PM - 6:30PM this year.  Tickets are $15, and also available in the Village Office.

ONU Homecoming 2013
Ohio Northern University’s Homecoming is October 18-20. Highlights include the homecoming parade, the football game, a balloon glow, fireworks and “Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies with the ONU Symphony” at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. A complete listing of ONU’s Homecoming events can be found at www.onu.edu/homecoming2013.

Forestry Field Day
Hardin Soil & Water Conservation District will host Forestry Field Day on October 20 (rain date, October 27) from 1PM-4PM at Russ Curtis' Woods, 17947 Township Road 95, Kenton. Wagon Rides, Ham & Bean Soup, Hot Dogs, Cider, S'mores, Forester & Coloring Contest will all take place. For more information contact the Hardin Soil & Water Conservation District at 419.673.0456.

Flu Vaccines at Wal-Mart
The Pharmacy at Kenton Wal-Mart will be offering flu vaccines on October 21 & November 4 from 9AM-11AM and 1PM to 4PM. For more information contact the Pharmacy at 419.675.1289.

Dine In with United Way
Dine In with United Way at Kenton McDonald’s on October 21! A portion of the days proceeds are donated to United Way of Hardin County. Call Darlene Foreman for more information 419.675.1860.

Multi County Hiring Fair
The Opportunity Job Network will hold a Multi-County Hiring Fair on October 24 from 11AM to 4PM. This event will be held in Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 220 East Fairground Street, Marion, OH. This event features: no fees to attend, administrative support provided, free parking, free online pre-hire assessments, quiet on-site interviewing space and concessions available. If you are a business and would like to register, please contact Pam: BALLIP@odjfs.state.oh.us /740.386.1074 or Ronald: MEADER@odjfs.state.oh.us/740.386.1003

Basic AutoCAD Classes offered
The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium will offer Basic AutoCAD classes beginning October 30.  These classes will be held on Wednesdays, 5:00PM to 7:30PM through November 20 at Rhodes State College in Room 143 of the James Countryman Engineering building.

Discounts are available to employees of WCOMC members.  $400 for WCOMC members, $440 for non-WCOMC members. Fee includes cost of the textbook which can be used for future AutoCAD training after this program.  Contact April Sybert at 419.995.8406 or sybert.a@rhodesstate.edu.

Upcoming @ ONU’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts
·         Kremlin Chamber Orchestra - Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprised of some of Russia’s finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. Nearly half of the more than 1,600 concerts the orchestra has performed to date have taken place in Moscow; the rest were played on tours in 24 countries in Europe, North and South America, and the Far East. October 10 at 8PM. The concert will take place in the Snyder Recital Hall in Presser Hall and is free and open to the public.

·         The Giver - Portrayed in a solo performance the focus is on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver. As Jonas trains to become the Receiver of Memories, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear to both Jonas and the audience. A pre and post show discussion will explore themes including individuality, ethics and social constructs. One performance only, October 11, 7:30PM.  Adult $20, Senior $15, Child $5, Faculty and Staff $10, ONU Student $5.

·         ONU Wind Orchestra - Sunday, October 20, 4:00PM at the Freed Center: Biggs Theatre. Adult $10, Senior $10, Child $5, Faculty and Staff $5, ONU Student $5.

·         Zombie Prom - This ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom.

The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage. Thursday, October 24, at 7:30PM in the Freed Center: Biggs Theatre ONU will present Zombie Prom.  Additional performances Friday, October 25 at 7:30PM, Saturday, October 26, at 2:00PM and 7:30PM, Sunday, October 27, at 2:00PM and 7:30PM. Adult $15, Senior $10, Child $5, Faculty and Staff $5, ONU Student $5.

To make your evening out even more special, reserve an overnight package at the Inn at Ohio Northern University. For more information contact The Inn at 419-772-2500, 866-713-4513, or visit www.innatonu.com

The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from 12NOON to 5PM, and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at www.freedcenter.com.