Penta accepting signups for STEM Summer Camp
Students currently enrolled in grades seven through nine who reside within one of the 16 school districts served by Penta Career Center are invited to register for the 2014 STEM Summer Camp, which will be held June 16-20 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Penta campus, 9301 Buck Rd, Perrysburg.
Among the member school districts are Eastwood, Genoa, Lake, Northwood, Oak Harbor and Woodmore.
The cost for the camp is $25. Students interested in exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are encouraged to register.
Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities in the areas of Alternative Energy Technology; Computer Hardware/Networking; Construction Carpentry; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Manufacturing Technology.
Students will experience a different program area each day. All activities are designed to increase understanding of how science, technology, engineering and math skills are used in a variety of career fields.
To register for the camp, students can download an application from the Penta web site (www.pentacareercenter.org/Downloads/STEMCamp-Broch2014.pdf); contact Penta Career Center at 419-666-1120, ext. 3118; or obtain an application from their school counselor.
Spring plant sale
Area residents seeking to add new life to their landscaping are invited to the Owens Community College Landscape Turfgrass Crew Club’s Spring Plant Sale Thursday, May 1 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The sale will be held next to the greenhouse, located near the entrance to the Math/Science Center on the Owens campus, located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
The sale will feature a wide selection of shrubs and trees, as well as perennials and annuals, among other items. Shrubs will include assorted hydrangeas, hardy shrub roses, Fothergilla, and many others varieties. Prices range from $15-$20. Several rare and unusual trees will also be available, including the Japanese stewartia, Carolina Silverbell, white fringe tree, grafted Japanese maples and dogwoods, as well as many others. Tree prices range from $20.-$80.
A complete listing is available online at www.owens.edu/direct/plantsale.pdf.
All proceeds from the sale will help support the club’s participation in the annual PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Student Career Days, a national horticultural and landscape competition.
For more information, call Chris Foley at 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7623.
Camp NEOSA signups
Applications are currently being accepted for the Salvation Army’s Camp NEOSA, which will run June 25-30. Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 35 children ages 6-12 who register.
Camp NEOSA is located on a 200-acre peninsula on 1,000-acre Leeville Lake in Carrolton, Ohio. Transportation is provided.
The natural surroundings contribute to the spiritual, educational, social, and recreational needs of every camper and camp days are filled with hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, sports and drama activities.
Camp NEOSA, one of the many programs offered by the Port Clinton Service Center, is made possible by funding through local contributions from residents and businesses.
Applications are available at The Salvation Army office in The Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800, Port Clinton.
Small Business Basics
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, “Small Business Basics,” designed to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.
Participants will learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.
The May schedule includes:
• May 7: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor;
• May 28: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Terra State Community College (Building A, Room 314), 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.
Career day set
Owens Community College will host a Transportation Technology Career Day Tuesday, April 29 from 6-9 p.m. in the Transportation Technology Building, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.
Students and community members interested in careers in transportation technology will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the medium and heavy duty truck, automotive and construction equipment industries. Local businesses are also welcome to attend and meet students from the college’s diesel, automotive, auto body and welding programs.
The public is invited as the Waite High School Centennial Choir, along with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oregon, present an anniversary celebration with music Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s, 798 S. Coy Rd.
The event is a celebration of Waite’s 100th anniversary, and St. Paul’s 125th anniversary. The Waite Centennial Alumni Choir will perform under the direction of Richard Dean and Janet Lyne. Accompanist is Jill Roth Boessel.
Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School will hold its annual Stritch-A-Rita-Ville event Saturday, May 3 in the gymnasium.
The evening will feature food, music, raffles, black jack and more. Tickets are $20 each or $200 for a table of 10. Food is included in the price of admission. Beverages will be sold separately. Those attending are invited to come dressed in resort attire, in keeping with the paradise theme.
Funds from the evening will benefit the students at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and St. Kateri Catholic Academy.
To reserve a spot, contact Cheryl Moore at 419-693-0465, ext. 217.
Juried student art show
The 10th Annual Juried Student Visual Art Show is on exhibit through May 1 in the Walter E. Terhune Gallery, at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.
The show features more than 100 pieces of student-created art, including fine art, photography and commercial art. Gallery hours are Monday, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.