Mathews Ford to host Child Safety Day May 30
Mathews Ford, 3811 Navarre Ave., Oregon, will present a Child Safety Day May 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Safe Kids USA will offer free installation and inspection of child car seats. Call 419-291-5993 for an appointment.
In addition, there will be free rides in a Life Flight replica, free hot dogs and chips, presentations by D.A.R.E, child fingerprinting (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), a Fire Safety House, airbrush tattoos and more.
Oregon Police and Fire Divisions are co-sponsors of the event.
Children’s Theatre Workshop
An eight-week children’s theatre workshop will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon June 6 through Aug. 2 at the Historic Pemberville Opera House.
The workshop, which is open to students ages 7 to 14, will explore acting and all other aspects of theatre. Space is limited to 20 participants. Each week will be devoted to work on a theatrical production of “Huck Finn, which will be presented Aug 1 and 2.
Instructor/director will be Angela Patchett, who graduated magna cum laude from The University of Toledo with a bachelor of arts in theatre. Music will directed by Donella Wilt, of Woodville, who holds a bachelor of music education from UT and has taught music in public schools for several years.
The workshop is made possible through the generosity of the Marlyn Williamson Arts Fund
Amazing Chase registration open
Registration is now open for the Oregon Community and Family Coalition’s (OCFC) Second Annual Amazing Chase. Sign-ups will be accepted through June 4. The Amazing Chase will be held June 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eastern Community YMCA in Oregon.
As the name implies, the Amazing Chase, as its name might suggest, is a scavenger hunt/physical challenge event, involving teams solving clues and racing each other to complete a series of challenges and ultimately, to win.
Two types of teams will be able to compete: families and adults. Family teams will consist of two adults and two children aged 6-15. Adult teams will consist of four adults, aged 16 or older. Each team will complete a series of challenges to earn a spot in the Final Challenge, which will be a final showdown to determine the grand prize winner.
Registration forms can be obtained at area YMCAs, at www.ocfcohio.org/amazingchase or by calling the OCFC offices at 419-720-1708.
For more information, contact Tana Schiewer at 419-309-5966.
Memorial poker run to benefit local boy
The 3rd Annual Andy Burris Memorial Poker Run & Benefit Picnic will be held May 30.
Participants should meet at Club 16, located at 316 Holland Rd., Holland. The approximately 80-mile ride will include stops at Napoleon Harley Davidson and Signature Harley Davidson in Perrysburg.
Burris, a member of the Carpenters Local 1138, died while working on the Veterans Glass City Skyway Bridge April 19, 2007. The proceeds raised from the event will benefit 4-year-old Jake Saunders, who is recovering from a liver transplant he received Jan. 23.
The donation to participate in the poker run is $15 per person. Picnic tickets are available for $10 per person. Sign-in for the run will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Club 16. For more information, call Lee Daher at 419-283-0323.
Miller's New Market, located on SR 51 in Genoa, will promote Community Safety Awareness this Memorial Day weekend.
Bring the kids by May 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet Safety Pup and some local police officers. In addition, check out the new Patrol Bicycle and their patrol car.
Rudy Ruettiger, from the movie, “Rudy” and of Notre Dame fame, will be the keynote speaker at a June 5 dinner and auction to benefit Parker’s Purpose, a foundation that provides services to ailing and disabled children whose families are in immediate financial crisis.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the event, which will be held at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 North SR 590, Gibsonburg. Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction will run from 5 to 7:15 p.m. and a grand auction will follow at 7:30 p.m. Attendees must be 21 to enter.
Tickets, which are pre-sale only, are $40 and $250 for a table of eight. For more information, call Todd Drusback at 419-334-7275 or visit www.parkerspurpose.com.
Coping with loss
Stein Hospice will sponsor “Camp Good Grief 2009,” a camp designed for children 5-13 who have experienced a loss, June 15 to 19 at Veteran’s Park, 300 Finke Rd., Oak Harbor.
Participants will learn about healthy coping mechanisms to help them through the healing process. The camp is being presented in conjunction with Crosser Funeral Home.
Crane chick hatches
The Toledo Zoo once again celebrates an important hatching as it welcomes the arrival of a white-naped crane.
The chick was born to mother Anita and father Ivan on April 27. Both Anita and Ivan are first-time parents, and this is the first time that this species has been hatched at the Toledo Zoo. The crane family can be seen in the area between the waterfowl and penguin exhibits; they can also be seen from the bridge ramp.
According to Robert Webster, the Zoo’s Curator of Birds, “Both of these first-time parents are doing a great job, which is very encouraging. White-naped cranes tend to be fiercely protective of their young, so we will be taking great care as we work to ensure the chick’s well-being.” A name for the chick will be selected once its sex has been determined.