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2014 Calendar of Events

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JANUARY

Jan. 19 — John Paulding Historical Society’s annual meeting, at 2 p.m. at the museum in Paulding. Public welcome.

Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 27 – County Spelling Bee competition at 7 p.m. at Paulding School Auditeria

Jan. 30 – Paulding County Agronomy Day program at OSU Extension Center at Paulding County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information or to register, phone 419-399-8225.

 

FEBRUARY

Black History Month

Feb. 1 – American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Kickoff Rally 6 p.m. at Paulding Eagles

Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day

Feb. 2 – Super Bowl XLVIII

Feb. 5 – By 4 p.m., filing deadline for candidacy for partisan candidates and for local questions and issues for May 6 Primary Election

Feb. 7 – Opening ceremonies for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, continuing through Feb. 23

Feb. 13 – Paulding County Farm Bureau annual membership kickoff, 6:30 p.m. at Black Swamp Nature Center, Paulding

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day

Feb. 15 – Wine & Cheese Tasting fund-raiser at John Paulding Historical Society

Feb. 17 – Presidents’ Day

Feb. 20 – Sweetheart Dance & Dinner at Paulding County Senior Center, 5 p.m. dinner, dance at 5:30. RSVP required; call 419-399-3650 for reservations.

Feb. 20 – Paulding County Pesticide Recertification 6-9 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office. For more information or to register, phone 419-399-8225.

Feb. 27 – Paulding Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, 5:30 p.m. at the OSU Extension Building

 

MARCH

National Women’s History Month

Paulding County Republican Women’s spring buffet – date to be announced

March 4 – Mardi Gras

March 5 – Ash Wednesday

March 6, 8-9 – Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High and WT Performing Arts Association spring musical “Bye, Bye Birdie” at the Payne School auditorium, 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 8, 2:30 p.m. March 9

March 9 – Daylight Savings Time begins

March 13&15 –  Oakwood Library Event Planner’s annual Chocolate Extravaganza, 7 p.m.; for information call Sue Brown, 419-594-2615

March 14-15 – Antwerp High School will present the musical “Footloose” at 7 p.m. in the auditeria

March 16-22 – Sunshine Week, to educate the public about the importance of open government

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 – Paulding County Pesticide Recertification 9 a.m.-noon at the OSU Extension Office. For more information or to register, phone 419-399-8225.

March 18 – Junior Fair Quality Assurance, 6-8 p.m., or 9-11 a.m. March 22, both at the OSU Extension Office

March 19 – Annual Community Health, Business & Industry Fair, sponsored by the Paulding County Senior Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the county extension building at the fairgrounds

March 20 – First day of spring

March 21-22 – Paulding High School Drama Dept. will present its spring musical in the school auditeria

March 23-29 – National Agriculture Week

 

APRIL

National Volunteer Month

April 5 – Divine Percy Parish spring craft show, bake sale and luncheon, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Divine Mercy Center on Daggett Street in Antwerp

April 5 – United Way of Paulding County luau, 6 p.m.-midnight at Paulding Eagles

April 5 – All-star basketball game; details to be announced

April 6-13 – National Volunteer Week

April 7 – Voter registration ends 4 p.m. for May 6 Primary Election

April 7 – Paulding County Hospital Foundation Annual Dinner; for information, call Brenda Wieland at 419-399-1138

April 9 – Volunteer recognition at 1:30 p.m. at Paulding County Senior Center; RSVP on or before April 4 by calling 419-399-3650.

April 10 – The Paulding County Township Association’s fish and chicken fry, 5-7 p.m., at the county extension building.

April 11 – Paulding County Area Foundation Annual Meeting and Dinner at Grant’s Catering Hall, Antwerp, social time 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call 419-399-8296 for more information.

April 12 – Paulding High School bands will present “Music of the Night” fund-raiser in the auditeria, 6 p.m.

April 12 – Glow In the Dark benefit 5K and one mile run/walk at Payne Elementary, sponsored by Wayne Trace National Honor Society, registration 6:30 p.m. and event start at 7:45 p.m.; for registration form, visit www.waynetrace.org

April 13 – Palm Sunday

April 13-19 – National Library Week will be observed with the theme, “Lives Change @ Your Library”

April 15 – Deadline to file federal income tax returns

April 16 – Annual “Battle of the Books” county finals at 12:30 p.m. at the Youth Leadership Building at the fairgrounds

April 18 – Good Friday

April 18 – Easter brunch at 10 a.m. at Paulding County Senior Center, closing at noon in observation of Good Friday, for reservations phone 419-399-3650

April 18-19 – Annual 24-Hour Basketball Marathon at Payne Elementary gym – proceeds go to the Paulding County Crippled Children & Adult Society; contact Chad Benschneider, 419-263-2277

April 20 – Easter Sunday

April 22 – Earth Day

April 23 – Administrative Professionals Day

April 23 – Employee Appreciation Luncheon, sponsored by Paulding Chamber of Commerce, at noon at Paulding County Senior Center. To register, call the chamber, 419-399-5215

April 24 – Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

April 25 – Arbor Day

April 25 – Wayne Trace Athletic Boosters’ Annual Reverse Drawing, 7 p.m. at the high school

April 26 – Beer and Food Pairing at John Paulding Historical Society in Paulding

April 26 – Community Health Professionals of Paulding Auxiliary’s annual musical fund-raising event “We’ve Got Rhythm!” 7 p.m. at Paulding School Auditeria, call 419-399-4708 for more information

 

MAY

Older Americans Month; Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor’s Local History Month

May 1 – National Day of Prayer

May 2 – Red Hat Spring Fling, 11 a.m. at the Paulding County Senior Center

May 2 – Start of Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m. at Herb Monroe Community Park, Paulding, with the "Music Blossoms"

May 3-4 – Free Fishing Days in Ohio – Any Ohio resident may fish without a license as part of Free Fishing Days.

May 3 – (tentative) Oakwood Library Event Planners’ Spring Tea & Style Show; for information call Sue Brown, 419-594-2615

May 3 – Antwerp High School Prom and afterprom

May 3 – Paulding High School Prom and afterprom

May 3 – Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. Prom and after-prom

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

May 6 – Primary Election; polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

May 8 – Mother’s Day luncheon at Paulding County Senior Center; all mothers and daughters are invited to attend their special day. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., activities to follow. Reservations: 419-399-3650.

May 10 – Tea and Hat Show at John Paulding Historical Society

May 11 – Mother’s Day

 

May 12-17 – Paulding County Hospital’s annual Family Health “Day” will now be held for an entire week. Family Health Week will be held 7-9 a.m. Monday-Friday and 7-10 a.m. Saturday. Visit www.pauldingcountyhospital.com for more information.

May 15 – Paulding County Senior Center’s Relay For Life chili and dessert cookoff fundraiser, open to the public

 

May 16-17 – Paulding Community Garage Sale; contact 419-399-2466

May 16 – Paulding County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 901 Kay Nora Ave. in Paulding. Vegetables, perennials, annuals, herbs, houseplants.

May 17 – Armed Forces Day

May 17 – United Way of Paulding County Armed Forces Day event

May 17 – Celebrating Arts & Artists at the John Paulding Historical Society

May 20 – Paulding County Senior Center’s Senior Day at the OSU Extension Building, theme “Those Roaring ’20s”; doors open at 10:30 a.m., RSVP at 419-399-3650

May 25 – Commencement for Antwerp High School, 2 p.m. in the main gym

May 25 – Commencement for Paulding High School, 2:30 p.m.

May 25 – Commencement for Wayne Trace High School, 2:30 p.m. in the high school gym

May 26 – Memorial Day – observances to be announced

May 30-31 – American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Paulding County Fairgrounds, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday through noon Saturday. For more information, visit relayforlife.org/paulding

 

JUNE

Motorcycle Rally at John Paulding Historical Society – date to be announced

Annual Antwerp Cleveland Street Rib Fest with 5K Run – date to be announced

June 5-6 – Annual John Paulding Days held on the Courthouse square. The Grand Parade is 7 p.m. June 5. Events start every night at 5 p.m. For more information, contact 419-399-5215; www.pauldingchamber.com

June 7-8 – Payne Community Garage Sales. Contact Nancy Speice at 419-263-2863

June 9-14 – Paulding County Fair, Paulding County Fairgrounds

June 10 – Senior Day at the Paulding County Fair, activities start at 8 a.m., RSVP required for lunch at 419-399-3650

June 13-14 – Antwerp Community Garage Sales & Sidewalk Sales. Contact Antwerp Chamber of Commerce, 419-258-1722

June 14 – Flag Day

June 15 – Father’s Day

June 20-22 – Kayak contest on the Auglaize River, contact Oakwood Development Co. at 419-796-1825 or email damien@oakwooddevelopmentcompany.com

June 21 – First day of summer

 

JULY

National Parks & Recreation Month

Grover Hill Summer Fest at Welcome Park - dates to be announced

July 3 – Fourth of July picnic and grilling on the patio at Paulding County Senior Center; lunch at 11:30 a.m., for reservations phone 419-399-3650

July 4 – Independence Day

July 9-13 – Paulding County 4-H Camp

July 9 – Paulding County Hospital Foundation’s Dr. Mark Teets Memorial Golf Tournament at Auglaize Golf Club, contact 419-399-1138.

July 11 – Summer Concert Series, "Red White and The Blues" at 7 p.m. at Herb Monroe Community Park

July 12 – Big Boys Toys Car Show at 3-8 p.m. in Antwerp, call 419-258-2727 for information

July 23-Aug. 3 – Ohio State Fair, Columbus, www.ohiostatefair.com

July 24 – The Paulding County Township Association’s fish and chicken fry, 5-7 p.m., at the county extension building

July 26 – Payne Relief 5K; for information, visit the Payne Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page or email paynechamber@gmail.com

AUGUST

July 23-Aug. 3 – Ohio State Fair, Columbus, www.ohiostatefair.com

Aug. 2 – John Paulding Historical Society chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m.

Aug. 4 – Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at Herb Monroe Community Park, Paulding

Aug. 6 – Deadline 4 p.m. for filing nominating petitions of candidates in nonpartisan races for the general election; deadline for filing local questions and issues for general election

Aug. 7-10 – Highway 127 Corridor Sale, also called the “World’s Longest Yardsale,” covering Michigan to Alabama along U.S. 127. Visit www.127sale.com

Aug. 7-9 – Annual Lincoln Highway BUY-WAY Yard Sale in Ohio. Visit www.historicbyway.com

Aug. 9 – “A Day In the Park” at Riverside Memorial Park in Antwerp, starting with a parade at 10 a.m. For information call Antwerp Chamber of Commerce, 419-258-1722

Aug. 9 – Broughton Redneck Jamboree, starting at 4 p.m. in Broughton

Aug. 16 – Youth For Christ (YFC) annual auction at the county extension building at the fairgrounds

Classes begin for the 2014-15 school year – dates to be announced

Aug. 20 – United Way of Paulding County 2014-15 Campaign Kickoff starts with an 8 a.m. breakfast at Paulding County Senior Center.

Aug. 21-22 – Paulding County Senior Center’s annual garage sale, 401 E. Jackson St., Paulding

Aug. 29-Sept. 1 – Oakwood Homecoming

 

SEPTEMBER

Antwerp Community Development Committee’s Paint the Town Pink cancer awareness fund-raiser - dates to be announced

Annual Divine Mercy Fun-Fest - date to be announced

Paulding County Republican fall banquet and Republican Women’s silent auction – date to be announced

Aug. 29-Sept. 1 – Oakwood Homecoming

Sept. 1 – Labor Day

Sept. 6 – Paulding County Hospital Foundation’s “Strides for Scholarships” 5K race and kids’ race; contact 419-399-1138.

Sept. 7 – Grandparent’s Day

Sept. 7 – 4th Annual Car Show sponsored by Paulding County Senior Center downtown on the square, noon-4 p.m.

Sept. 11 – Patriot Day (September 11 anniversary)

Sept. 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month begins, through Oct. 15.

Sept. 19-21 – Annual Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival, Paulding County Fairgrounds. For more information, call Paulding Chamber of Commerce, 419-399-5215; www.flatrockcreekfestival.com

Sept. 21 – Antique & Classic Truck Show at John Paulding Historical Society Museum, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sept. 23 – First day of autumn

Sept. 25 – Paulding County Economic Development Annual Business & Industry Appreciation Banquet at the OSU Extension Center; call 419-399-8282 for information.

Sept. 27 – National Hunting & Fishing Day

 

OCTOBER

Recycle Ohio Month

Antwerp Community Development Committee’s Haunted Walk, adult and kids’ hayrides – dates to be announced

Paulding County Republican Women’s soup supper – date to be announced

Paulding County Carnegie Library’s Fall Extravaganza – date to be announced

Oct. 3 – “Pretty In Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness & Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at Paulding County Senior Center

Oct. 5-11 – National Newspaper Week

Oct. 5-11 – Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 6 – Voter registration ends at 4 p.m. for General Election

Oct. 9 – Meet the Candidates Night, sponsored by the Paulding County Progress, held at Paulding County Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Oct. 11-12 – Payne Fall Festival at Payne Community Park

Oct. 13 – Columbus Day observed

Oct. 16 – Boss’s Day

Oct. 25 – Make a Difference Day [4th Saturday]

Oct. 25 – Antwerp Halloween parade & costume judging

Oct. 25 – Hee Haw and Hog Roast at the John Paulding Historical Society

Oct. 25 – United Way of Paulding County Halloween party

Oct. 31 – Halloween – local events to be announced

Oct. 31 – Costume party at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and entertainment at Paulding County Senior Center

 

NOVEMBER

Antwerp Community Development Committee (ACDC) annual meeting – date to be announced

Nov. 1 – Annual “Beacon of Hope” dinner and auction, presented by Community Health Professionals of Paulding at the county extension building; call 419-399-4708

Nov. 2 – Daylight Savings Time ends

Nov. 4 – General Election Day (Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.)

Nov. 11 – Veterans Day

Nov. 12 – Veterans Day Celebration at Paulding County Senior Center, 11:30 a.m., honoring Vietnam War veterans, all veterans invited

Nov. 13-16 – John Paulding Historical Society Annual Christmas Open House. Theme: “A Caroling We Will Go.”

Nov. 15 – Paulding County Hospital Auxiliary Annual Craft Fair at the county extension building at the fairgrounds

Nov. 21 – Thanksgiving meal at 11:30 a.m. at Paulding County Senior Center; public invited

Nov. 27 – Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 29 – Small Business Saturday

Nov. 29 – OSU vs. Michigan game, at Columbus

 

DECEMBER

Drive-through Christmas light display at the fairgrounds – dates to be announced

Dec. 13 – Payne Christmas Walk, sponsored by Payne Friends of the Library

Dec. 19 – Christmas luncheon and gift exchange at Paulding County Senior Center, 11:30 a.m.

Dec. 21 – First day of winter

Dec. 25 – Christmas Day

Dec. 26-Jan. 1 – Kwanzaa

Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve 2014 — Welcome, 2015!

 

JANUARY 2015

Jan. 18 — John Paulding Historical Society’s annual meeting, at 2 p.m. at the museum in Paulding. Public welcome.

2015 Paulding County Guide to be published - date to be announced