Wildlife area open
The Sandusky County Park District announces that Ringneck Ridge Wildlife Area, which opened May 4, is open daily, year-round, during daylight hours.
Located near Gibsonburg at SR 600 and CR 74, the 360-acre property has been managed as a private hunt club for more than 60-years. A grant from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund and donations from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Sandusky County Sportsman’s Club have made it possible for the park district to acquire the Ringneck Ridge Hunt Club using no local tax monies.
Visitors should access the site from the parking lot on CR 74. Regularly mowed and maintained trails will be established in the future. Rules are being established for fall hunting.
For more information, call 419-334-4495 or toll free 1-888-200-5577.
Riders Unlimited therapeutic horseback riding program outside of Gibsonburg is in need of volunteers to assist as horse leaders and sidewalkers during lessons.
Training will be provided June 1 at 6 p.m. Call Rebekah at 419-307-0222 for additional information.
The deadline to register for the 21st annual bicycle tour, the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) is May 20.
The largest family-oriented bicycle tour in the world will travel from June 20 through June 27 through northern Ohio with overnight stops in Norwalk, Elmore, Bowling Green, Defiance, and Fostoria.
Participants in the tour will ride 45 to 60 miles per day and create their own “tent city” in each town along the route. Two layover days offer opportunities for resting or additional riding, bringing the total mileage for each participant for the week to between 264 and 420 miles.
Some of the many attractions featured on the tour include Bellevue Railroad Museum, Hayes Home & Presidential Center, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Wood County Historical Museum, Snook’s Dream Cars Auto Museum, Children’s Discovery Garden, American Civil War Museum, Wind Turbine Farm, a primeval swamp forest, Stoney Ridge Winery, plus covered bridges and nature areas.
The week will include the traditional bicycle parade and the gala opening ceremonies in Norwalk, family-oriented entertainment each night, optional bicycle trips leading to Port Clinton, Sauder Village, options for bus excursions, watching professional bike races and the ever-popular GOBA Song Contest.
Registration forms and trip details are available at all Ohio Bob Evans Restaurants, by calling 614-273-0811 or at www.goba.com.
The Seaway Commanders Chorus will present their 42nd annual concert, “Barbershop Showtime,” an afternoon of barbershop harmony and more June 7 at 3 p.m. at the Maumee Performing Arts Center, 1147 Saco St., Maumee. Joining the Seaway Commanders Chorus on stage will be Novelty Shop, a women’s comedy quartet and a men’s quartet, The Buzz.
Reserved seat tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Group rates are available. For tickets or information, call 419-531-5678 or visit www.harmonize.com/mvsc.
“The Making of a Major General: William Henry Harrison and the Politics of Command in the North West Army, 1812-13,” will be the topic of a History Roundtable presentation by Dr. David Skaggs May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Meigs Visitor Center in Perrysburg.
Dr. Skaggs, professor emeritus at Bowling Green State University, will trace the story of the rise of William Henry Harrison to command of U.S. forces in the northwest theater of war during the war of 1812 in the presentation, which is free and open to the public.
Fort Meigs is located at 29100 West River Rd. in Perrysburg. The program is sponsored by the Anderton Bentley Fund in memory of Christopher Perky, who served at Fort Meigs during the War of 1812.
Area residents, businesses and students interested in taking college classes or starting a new career this summer are invited to attend Rapid Registration Week at Owens Community College, May 18-21.
Summer semester classes begin May 26 and June 1. For added convenience, the college will be open extra hours for Rapid Registration Week from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 18-19. Additionally, students may register from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, May 20-21.
Those attending Rapid Registration Week will have the opportunity to learn about Owens’ many academic program offerings, receive academic advising, complete electronic financial aid, learn about deferred payment plans, and select their classes. For more information or to obtain a schedule of courses for the summer term, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7777 visit www.owens.edu.
Woodmore Schools final kindergarten screening before the 2009-10 school year will be held June 24.
Call the elementary school at 419-849-2382, ext. 203 to be added to the screening list. Screening is essential for enrollment.
Simply Good Stewardship
Elaine Hogan, a certified health minister of Halleluja Acres, a non-denominational Christian ministry that promotes the understanding and practice of God’s ways to ultimate health, will present a series of “Simply Good Stewardship” classes beginning May 21.
Classes will meet monthly at Hogan’s home, located at 6018 N. Billman Rd., Curtice. The first topic will be, “Get Healthy, Stay Balanced.”
For more information, contact Hogan at 419-836-7544 or
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that beginning May 29, SR 19 will close from Toussaint East Road to SR 2.
The detour will be SR 2 to SR 590, to SR 163. Local traffic will be maintained. The project is expected to be completed in July.
For more information, visit www.buckeyetraffic.org.
Seven vehicles parked at the Eastpointe on The Mall subdivision were broken into May 8, according to Lake Township police.
Items such as CDs, stereos, DVD players, a GPS unit, amplifiers, and tools were reported stolen.
Windows were smashed to gain entry, police said. The vehicles were parked in the 3600 block of Lakepointe Drive.