The Harris-Elmore Public Library will celebrate National Poetry Month with its fifth annual Teen Poetry Contest, open to students in grades seven to 12.
Grand prizes, which include $25 gift certificates to Books-A-Million, will be awarded for Female Humorous, Female Serious, Male Humorous and Male Serious categories. Prizes will also be awarded to runners-up.
Poems should be typed on one side of the paper (poems may be more than one page). Submit entries to the Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St., Elmore, OH 43416 by April 30. Entries should include the poet's name, address and grade level. For more information, call the library at 419-862-2482.
Fifth Third Field ranked #4
“Ballpark experts” from around the minors were polled when Baseball America put together their Top 10 Ballparks list. Minor league officials, club personnel, and architects were among the many surveyed.
Toledo’s Fifth Third Field ranked fourth in the BA list...and was the highest listed ballpark in the International League. Built in 2002, the $39 million stadium has a capacity of 8,943. Sculpted around a trio of 100-year old warehouses that the club chose to utilize rather than eliminate, the downtown Toledo ballpark offers a number of unique vantage points to take in a game. The most notable is The Roost, a 282-seat area straddled by the right-field foul pole three stories above the playing surface. The Roost connects to the warehouse and a party area fans can utilize before the game.
Mud Hens baseball kicks off April 16. For tickets or more information, call 419-725-HENS or visit www.mudhens.com.
Stained-glass classes offered
A two-day Stained Glass Window Panel Class will be held April 7 and 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Owens Community College Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood.
No previous experience in glasswork is necessary. Owens instructor Steve Noblit, who has over 20 years of experience as a professional stained glass designer craftsman, will instruct the class. Participants will be able to choose from six different styles of window panels and a variety of colored glass. They will learn the skills of cutting, foiling and soldering as they make their own window panels.
The registration fee for the workshop is $79, which includes supplies. For more information or to register, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.
Café offers international cuisine
Area residents are invited to explore the diverse world of international cuisine and regional food discoveries at Owens Community College’s student-run Terrace View Café.
The restaurant, which is coordinated by the Food, Nutrition and Hospitality department, is located in College Hall. It will be open to area residents for lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seating is limited and available until 12:15 p.m. The cost per lunch is $7.25 and reservations are required.
The upcoming menu includes
• April 7 - mole de pollo with Mexican style rice.
• April 9 - Italian ossobuco with creamy orzo.
• April 14 - smothered pork chop with orange-scented sweet potatoes.
• April 16 - salmon fishcakes with garlic hollandaise sauce.
• April 21 - made-to-order omelets with home-style roasted potatoes.
• April 23 - curried chicken served over Indian-spiced rice.
A vegetarian preparation is also available. In addition, meals are available for takeout.
For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2493, or to make a reservation, visit www.owens.edu/terrace.
Become an inmate
The Wood County Historical Center invites anyone 16 years and older to play on its vintage baseball team.
The team, the Wood County Infirmary Inmates, has been playing 1860s baseball for five years. This year’s schedule includes five games played at Wintergarden Park as well as at the Ohio Historical Center and Middle Bass Island. The season finale is a night game played at Ned Skeldon Stadium.
For more information, contact Education Coordinator Michael McMaster at 419-352-0967 or