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Free band concert

        Owens Community College Concert Band will present a free concert Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine & Performing Arts Theater on the Owens Campus.

        The program will include Broadway show songs, movie music, marches and more. Featured performances will be flute soloist Marene Fondessy playing “Meditation,” from “Thais,” by Jules Massenet and a lively trumpet trio, “Triad,” by J. J. Richards.

        Free refreshments will be served in the theater lobby following the program. For more information, call the Owens Department of Fine & Performing Arts at 567-661-7081.

Office cats

        Do you have an office cat? The Press is doing a story about the benefits of cats in an office environment and would like your comments. Please contact The Press at 419-836-2221 Ext. 24.

Business survey

    Businesses in the Navarre Avenue business corridor are urged to fill out a survey by May 24 for the Oregon Economic Development Foundation’s Business Retention and Expansion program.         

        The first phase of the project involves surveying nearly 1,000 businesses on and around the Navarre Avenue business corridor. A task force will examine the results and look for ways to assist businesses in Oregon with operations and potential expansion plans. To fill out the survey, go to For more information, go to:

Polish dinner,

Put-in-Bay trip

        River View Yacht Club has announced two April events – A Polish Dinner fundraiser and the club’s 30th Annual Trip to Put-in-Bay aboard the Jet Express, leaving from Toledo. Both events are open to the public.

        The Polish Dinner Fundraiser will be held Sunday, April 14 from 2-6 p.m. at River View Yacht Club, 5981 Edgewater Dr., Point Place.

        The menu will include kielbasa, pierogi, golabki (cabbage rolls), kapusta (sweet and sour cabbage), chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, cucumber salad, and dessert. The cost is $15. Only 300 tickets will be available. Tickets must be purchased by April 10. For ticket information, call Sandi Kosinski, chairwoman, at 419-250-0245.

        The 30th Annual Trip to Put-in-Bay will take place Saturday, April 27, with the Jet Express leaving from the Toledo Yacht Club. The first excursion will leave at 10 a.m. and return around 6 p.m. A second trip will leave the yacht club at 1 p.m. and return at 9 p.m. The cost is $60 per person.

        A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ovarian Cancer Connection and to the Associated Yacht Clubs to assist with funding upcoming activities.

        Those interested in tickets for the trip to Put-in-Bay should call Matt Antoine at 419-349-0353.

        The club also hosts its annual regatta in July. Visit or the club’s Facebook page for more details.


        Teams are filling up quickly for the 4th Annual Shufflemania benefiting TNT Mentoring, which will be held April 27 at Erie Social in Marblehead.

        TNT Mentoring provides volunteer one-on-one mentors for more than 300 children in the public school districts in Ottawa County.

        Doors open at 4 p.m., with tournament play beginning at 5 p.m. Teams of two (18 years and older) are $50 and includes dinner. No prior shuffleboard experience necessary.

        Reserved cabana rentals are $200 and are first-come, first-served. Silent auction items, raffles and prizes round out the evening.

        Registration is available by calling 419-301-0225 or visit the TNT Mentoring's Facebook page.



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