Northwood Fall Fest
The community is invited to a Fall Fest, which will be presented by The Citizens for Northwood Schools Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m., following the Powder Puff game at the high school.
Fall Fest will include a Trick or Trunk held in the visitors’ parking lot of the high school stadium; a bonfire and music in the high school stadium and donuts and cider.
In addition, members of the Citizens for Northwood Schools Committee will be on hand to answer questions about the new facilities project which is on the ballot Nov. 5.
ElderCollege plans trip
ElderCollege of Terra State Community College is offering a one-day bus trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and Stan Hywet Hall in Akron on Dec. 12.
Travelers will first visit the Hall of Fame, where they will explore the past, present and future of rock music and culture.
After a lunch on their own at the Hall of Fame, the journey will continue to Stan Hywet Hall, a National Historic Landmark which includes a 65-room Tudor-style mansion built in 1912 by Goodyear Rubber Company founder, F.A. Seiberling and his wife, Gertrude. At the time of the ElderCollege visit, the hall will be decorated for Christmas.
The bus will leave Terra State at 8 a.m. The cost per person is $85. Reservations must be made by Nov. 22. To register or for more information, call Marsha Thiessen at 419-559-2255.
Journalist to speak
International journalist, scholar and activist Haider Hamza, will present a lecture discussing daily life in Iraq following the U.S.-led invasion; the presence and challenges US troops face there and his personal struggle and the high-loss war causes Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.
Haider’s goal is to raise awareness among young people in America and back in the Middle East, and send a message of peace and reconciliation.
For more information, contact Jamey Katzner at
A growling good time
Lake High School will present its annual fall play, “Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens,” Nov. 7 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Students have been working tirelessly on the farcical family-oriented play includes Dr. Frankenstein, a famous author, a hunchback, vampires, were-hyenas and a witch.
Tickets, which are sold general admission, are $3 for students under 18 years old, $5 for adults and $3 for seniors 60 and older.
Visit www.lakeschools.org or call 419-661-3000 ext. 3832 for more information.
American Red Cross Babysitter Training will be offered to students residing in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Instructor for the training is Jan Overmyer, R.N. Registration forms are available in the school office, or calling
419-898-6217. Registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 31.
The training is available at no cost to students, thanks to a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation. Space is limited to the first 15 registrations. Participants should be 11-13 years old and are asked to pack a sack lunch.
American Red Cross Babysitter Training teaches leadership skills, safe play, basic first aid, rescue breathing and how to clear an obstructed airway. Safety precautions regarding severe weather events are also a part of the curriculum.
Participants receive a take-home handbook with a DVD and a certification card upon completion.
Small Business Basics
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour “Small Business Basics,” designed to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
This seminar help entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Participants will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.
In November, seminars will be offered:
Nov. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.
Nov. 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Terra State Community College (Building B, Room 101), 2830 Napoleon Rd., Fremont.
There are no seminars scheduled for December. To register or for more information, call Bill Auxter, Director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, toll-free at 800-826-2431 or email
Labels in Education
For more than 40 years, the Labels for Education program has been awarding free educational merchandise to schools in exchange for UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products.
Currently, more than 60,000 schools and organizations are registered for the program, which benefits more than 32 million students.
RC Waters Elementary in Oak Harbor is participating in Labels in Education in an effort to earn free merchandise such as computers, audio/visual equipment, physical education equipment, reference books and musical instruments.
“This year, our goal is to collect 8,000 points, and we’re asking the community to help,” said Rebecca Hinkle, a coordinator for the RC Waters’ Labels for Education program. “If we work together, we can reach this goal.”
Those interested in helping the school may visit LabelsForEducation.com for a complete list of participating products, and begin saving UPCs and/or beverage/sauce caps. Visit the Facebook page at Facebook.com/LabelsForEducation to find out about additional ways to earn Labels for Education bonus points.
For more information, contact Hinkle or Laura Snodgrass, at 419-898-6219.
Owens café offerings
Community members looking for new ideas for lunch are invited to consider the American regional and international cuisine being offered this month and in November by the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts programs at Owens Community College’s Terrace View Café.
The student-run Terrace View Café is open to the public throughout the year. Owens’ restaurant, which is coordinated by the Department of Food, Nutrition and Hospitality, is located in College Hall Room 148 on the Toledo-area Campus.
Lunch is served in the café Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The cost for lunch is $9.50. Reservations must be made by 3 p.m. one week prior.
Upcoming dates and entrée listings include Oct. 29 (medallions of pork), Oct. 31 (Cuisine of South America) and Nov. 5 (The Southern States).
For additional information about Owens’ Terrace View Café menu selections, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7359. Reservations may also be made at www.owens.edu/terrace.
One of the most difficult lessons for a high school graduate entering the “real world” is learning to handle personal finances.
Credit Unions in Northwest Ohio have partnered with Bowling Green State University and the Office of Ohio Treasurer of State, Josh Mandel to help set young people on the right financial path with a life-sized interactive game full of life lessons through “Finances 101: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk.”
On Oct. 15, more than 650 high school students from 16 Northwest Ohio schools including Genoa and Penta Career Center, participated in Finances 101 at Bowling Green State University’s Student Union, Grand Ballroom.
The students’ “life” experience included:
• A salary-based job
• The opportunity to have children, purchase a home and car, acquire insurance and pay utilities
• Paying bills and managing money
• Uncertainties including unexpected expenses
“Ohio high school students should graduate equipped not just with a degree, but also with real world financial skills so that they can make smart money choices for their future,” Treasurer Mandel said. “By teaching young Ohioans about financial literacy, we can help prepare them to live, work, prosper and raise families in our great state.”
Students across Ohio and the nation can experience these same situations through the online version at www.Finances101theGame.org. Participation in either version is at no-cost to students or schools.
Learn more about credit unions at www.ASmarterChoice.org.