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Mardi Gras promises a night of dancing, musical fun
Call it what you will - Karneval, Fasching or Mardi Gras, but put Saturday, Feb. 7 on your calendar and plan to be at Oak Shade Hall in Oregon for a fantastic costume party.


Presented by the G.A.F. Society, sponsor of the German-American Festival, and hosted by Prinz Phil Huffman and Prinzessin Pat Price, the festivities will begin at 7 p.m.

Spass, from Detroit, will play throughout the evening for dancing and listening pleasure. There will also be a “royal” procession featuring the royal court and other royalty as well as a masquerade costume parade with prizes for the best costumes. German and American food will be available for purchase. There will also be a cash bar.

Admission is $7. Children under 14 will be admitted free. Costumes are not required but are encouraged. Children are encouraged to dress in costumes and there will be special prizes for them.

For tickets or more information, call Sue Bigelow at 419-691-6460. Oak Shade Hall is located at 3624 Seaman Rd.

Benefit Scrapbook Day
A Scrapbook Day will be held to benefit the Woodmore After Prom Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woodville United Methodist Church.

Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided. The event will also include prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Scrappers need only bring their pictures, scrapbooking supplies and completed pages/albums to share ideas.

A suggested minimum registration donation of $20 is requested. Contact Lynn Utendorf at 419-260-7203 or at for information or to reserve table space.

Samsen Furniture, Genoa will hold an Inspiration Workshop on Feb. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Designed to help homeowners begin a decorating project, the workshop is free of charge, but reservations are required. Call Lynn at 419-855-8316 for more information.

Eyes like a hawk? 
The Black Swamp Bird Observatory is searching for Volunteer Hawk Watchers to assist in their long-term monitoring project in the Lake Erie Marsh region.

The season begins Feb. 28 and runs through May 8. Volunteer training workshops are scheduled for Feb. 8 at Macomber Lodge- Pearson Metropark, Oregon, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or Feb. 21 at the Bird Observatory Nature Center located at the entrance of Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (13551 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor) from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Both programs will cover basic identification of hawks, eagles and falcons in flight, the value of this important research in the area. Call 419-898-4070 for more information and to register for a program.




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