November Area Activities & Events
Van Wert County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers this calendar of events happening in our area throughout the month. We hope you find many of these events of interest to you and your family and friends. (Unless otherwise noted, these events are not sponsored by the Van Wert County Board of DD.)
For additional information and events visit the Van Wert Visitors Bureau.
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*Van Wert Self-Advocacy Meeting: November 7th – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at Council on Aging. Guest Speaker – Nicole Taylor – Westwood Behavioral Center. Pack a lunch and enjoy the information to be shared by Nicole regarding healthy relationships.
This month we are featuring sites and attractions close to home that offer individuals and families fun, entertainment, historical sites and the arts. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
1.Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
NWORRP is unique among railroad groups in that they incorporate a diversity of interests – from model size, to quarter-scale, to full scale. They believe each aspect communicates the importance railroads were to our national and local history, and combining all of these interests together allows a better understanding of the positive impact railroads have in our everyday lives.
They offer quarter-scale train rides, a gift shop, a museum, a Lionel layout, an HO layout and a N scale layout. Our full size rolling stock includes caboose, box car, and small diesel switch engine on display, plus a relocated railroad depot. Please call 419-423-2995 or e-mail email@example.com if you have any questions or need directions.
12505 CR 99
Findlay, OH 45840
2.One of Findlay’s holiday favorites: 2019 NORTH POLAR EXPRESS
November 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
HOURS: ADMISSION: $4.00 Adults
Fridays & Saturdays 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM $3.00 Under 12
Sundays 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Mazza Museum, located at The University of Findlay, is the world’s largest museum devoted entirely to literacy and the art of children’s picture books. Founded in 1982, Mazza now contains nearly 5,000 original artworks. Schools can schedule tours for children but even adults will enjoy the Mazza. This Children’s Museum in Northwest Ohio also offers art camps during the summer, art auctions, book readings and much more for the whole family. Enjoy not only the beautiful campus but the art, books and toys that fill this magical museum. We all remember our childhood favorites!
The University of Findlay
1000 N Main St
Findlay, OH 45840
1-800-472-9502 Ext. 5521
4.Old Mill Stream Scenic Byway
Sawmills, gristmills and waterpower shaped a region for Native Americans and settlers, carving a country out of the Ohio wilderness bounded by rivers and the Great Black Swamp. The 1910’s ballad “Down by the Old Mill Stream” by local songwriter Tell Taylor is a signature of the times, giving its name to the scenic byway.
The Old Mill Stream Scenic Byway stretches 52 miles over Hancock and Putnam Counties, linking the Lincoln Highway National Historic Byway to small villages, parks and landmarks. The scenic byway is more than a road, it is an experience with Ohio’s heritage and opportunities for travel as a connection for people – it’s a Sunday Drive, every day, all seasons of the year! Take a trip. A map is available on line if needed.
5.Bicycle Museum of America
Located in New Bremen about 34 miles south of Van Wert, the Bicycle Museum displays over 300 bicycles, the core of which are the Schwinn family collection formerly displayed at the Navy Pier in Chicago. With its total collection numbering over 600 bicycles, the Bicycle Museum of America is the largest private collection in the world open to the public. Have your picture taken atop a big wheel bicycle, a fun stop for young and old alike.
7 W Monroe St
New Bremen, OH 45869
Monday – Friday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday – Closed
Admission: General, $3.00; Seniors, $2.00; Students (K-12), $1.00; Under age 6, free; Groups over 15, $1.00 per person.
423 S Broadway Greenville, Ohio 45331 1-888-886-8318
Step into a fully-equipped kitchen and watch as they stir up some fun with a variety of KitchenAid® Countertop Appliances. They’ll use mixers, attachments, food processors… even cutlery! You’ll learn the full use of these wonderful countertop appliances as well as new culinary techniques, tips, and tricks of the trade. Activities and demonstrations make this more than a store … it’s a mixing, blending, slicing culinary adventure!
While here you can also visit the KitchenAid Heritage Center. See an original Model H KitchenAid Stand Mixer, some are still in use today, as well as how it has been improved and refined over the years. Discover timeless craftsmanship and authentic, vintage KitchenAid artifacts, advertisements and products that will take you back in time and illustrate KitchenAid brand’s distinct heritage that is second to none.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer Factory Tour – 1701 KitchenAid Way Greenville
Hours: Sunday – Saturday – 9:00 am -6:00 pm
7.Local Productions & Shows: WE WILL ROCK YOU-QUEEN SHOW
Performing Arts Center Sunday, November 24th 2019 @ 7:30 419-238-6722
WE WILL ROCK YOU tells the story of a globalized future without musical instruments. A handful of rock rebels, the Bohemians, fight against the all-powerful Global soft company and its boss, the Killer Queen; they fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of the age of rock. Scaramouch and Galileo, two young outsiders, cannot come to terms with the bleak conformist reality. They join the Bohemians and embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love, and Rock!
Box Office Phone: 419-238-9689
Ticket prices at the door are $16.
Season Passes: $60.00 (5 Productions)
Online ticket sales for Making God Laugh – Tickets go on sale December 2nd.