Boys and girls ages 5-14 who want to play coach-pitch/t-ball, little league baseball or softball can register Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Josie Reinhart Community Center at the corner of Oram and Wales roads.
Registration will also be held Nov. 5 to 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the municipal office. The deadline is Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. Parents must accompany children to register.
There is a non-refundable fee of $35, with a maximum of $50 for two or more participants. Families meeting low-income requirements may obtain a fee waiver. Umpires and coaches must also register. Call 419-693-9328 for more information.
Oregon Community Theatre will present “The Producers” Nov. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium at Fassett Middle School, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.
Tickets, which are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors/students, may be purchased in advance or at the door. Call 419-691-1398 for more information.
Oregon Community Theatre will hold auditions for its winter show, “Twelve Angry Jurors, Nov. 5 and 6 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Fassett Middle School, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon.
Shows dates are Feb. 15 to 17 and Feb. 22 to 23, 2013.
Climate change program
The Toledo Zoo will present a free symposium on climate change Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The symposium will feature accurate, relevant and up-to-date information about climate change research and the impact climate change has on the environment.
The schedule will be fast-paced and interactive, with hands-on demonstrations and presenters from The Ohio State University, the University of Toledo, Polar Bears International, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Toledo Zoo. One of the highlights will be a live videoconference, straight from a “tundra buggy” in Churchill, Manitoba (Canada), with scientists who will discuss their work in the Arctic.
Zoo admission is free for symposium attendees, and a light lunch will be provided in the Museum’s Great Hall.
Pre-registration is recommended. More information is available at toledozoo.org/climate.
Helping vets reconnect
The Sandusky County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering Reconnection Workshops for veterans Nov. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Red Cross building, 1245 Napoleon St., Fremont.
Presented by Wal-Mart, the facilitated session, called “Communicating Clearly,” will focus on skills-building to enhance the likelihood of positive reconnections with armed forces personnel and their families following a military deployment.
“Deployments are a fact of life in the military,” said Sandusky County director John Bailey. “Whether a service member’s absence is due to a training exercise, sea duty, combat or unaccompanied duty in a remote location, separation and reunification pose unique opportunities as well as challenges for all family members.
Licensed and specially trained Red Cross mental health professionals will lead participants through information and discussions designed to help them identify and respond to the challenges of transitioning back to a changed family dynamic.
The workshops are targeted to service members and their spouses, children, parents, siblings and significant others.
Topics include Communicating Clearly, Exploring Stress and Trauma, Identifying Depression, Relating to Children, and Working through Anger. Participants have the option of choosing any or all of the workshops.
Each workshop is approximately two hours in length. Participants can take them in any order and select those most applicable to their situation.
Workshops are free to military members and their families and occur in a supportive and confidential environment. The deadline for registering for the up-coming workshop is Oct. 30.
For more information about the current workshop being offered or to register for future workshops, visit www.redcross.org/reconnectionworkshops or call 419-332-5574.
Costume contest set
The Oak Harbor Downtown Committee, in conjunction with the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, will hold its next Downtown Oak Harbor Farmers’ Market Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A costume contest will be held for children under age 12 at 11 a.m. Children in costume should be brought to the market before 11 a.m. At that time, our guest judges will determine the winners in several categories, and awards will be handed out.
Call 419-898-0479 or visit www.oakharborohio.net for more information.
All area women are invited to attend the Scams – Be Aware luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Nov. 8 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon and program. Bob Baumgartner, retired police detective for Lucas Co. who is now an investigator for the Senior Protection Unit, will discuss scams targeting seniors and others in the area. Speaker Lisa Haley, from West Salem, O., will discuss, “How to Stay Afloat When Life Capsizes You.” Entertainment will be provided by Tanya Fairchild, from Sylvania.
The cost is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.
After a recent session, the Ottawa County Grand Jury has issued indictments against the following individuals, according to Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan.
Michael Linke Jr., 33, of Fremont, was charged with one count each of Tampering with Evidence, OVI and leaving the Scene of an Accident.
The indictment alleges that Linke was involved in a collision in Harris Township in April 2011. Linke was intoxicated when he crashed his motorcycle, left the scene, then later gave false information from Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers.
Also indicted were:
Nicole M. Haar, 39, of Oak Harbor, was indicted on one count of Failure to Appear, a felony of the fourth degree, after she failed to attend a hearing on an unrelated indictment earlier this month.
Walter N. Polus, 30, whose last known address is Sandusky, was charged with felony counts of Burglary, Theft and Receiving Stolen Property, along with a misdemeanor count of Theft after he allegedly entered an Oak Harbor residence in August then used a credit card taken from the home.
A warrant was issued for Polus. Summonses were issued for all other defendants to make their initial appearances in the Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 7.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner
The 4th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner serving Ottawa and Sandusky counties will be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., Elmore.
Local churches, civic organizations, businesses, school groups, and private citizens of the greater Elmore area are collaborating again this year to prepare over 250 holiday meals.
The event was originally planned to support families and individuals who were unable to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner because of financial limitations, as the 2009 unemployment rate in Ottawa County neared 17 percent. What the planning group learned was there are many area residents who just want to gather in joy, much like the original Thanksgiving, as a community to celebrate the day with a feast and a grateful heart.
Everyone is welcome to the dinner, which will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, rolls, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, homemade pumpkin pie, desserts and beverage.
Those who are able are asked to bring in a canned good for the local food pantries or a new, unwrapped toy to support Toys for Tots.
Candy inspections set
On Halloween night Oct. 31, parents are encouraged to bring their children to the Perrysburg Municipal Court at 300 Walnut St., Perrysburg, for the 14th annual Halloween candy inspection.
From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., court personnel and members of Perrysburg Court Law and Government Explorer Post #2306 will volunteer their time to inspect candy for foreign objects using security x-ray equipment. In addition, Judge Dwight Osterud will have treats for the children.
The Explorer Post provides a look into the world of law and government as a career choice for our community youth and the opportunity for them to participate in law and government activities. The Post is currently preparing to compete in the Ohio Mock Trial.
For more information about the program call 419-872-7915 or visit the court’s website at www.perrysburg.court/Gen/explorer.
Live in the House!
Wild Carrot and the Root Band will take the stage at the Historic Pemberville Opera House Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the ongoing Live in the House! concert series.
Wild Carrot & The Roots Band offers something for everyone. Wild Carrot is made up of Pam Temple and Spencer Funk. The pair met through music, married and began performing full-time together in 2000. In addition to performing, Spencer is a respected guitar teacher. Pam hosts The Front Porch, an American Roots radio program heard in the Greater Cincinnati area on local NPR member station 89.7FM WNKU.
Mike Breen of City Beat calls their show, “a whirlwind of Roots music forms, touching on Bluegrass, Country, swinging Jazz, Modern Folk and Celtic music.”
Tickets are $10 and are available at Beeker’s General Store or Riverbank Antiques in Pemberville, or by calling Carol at 419-287 4848. For more information, call www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
Calling all cooks – bring a roaster or slow cooker full of your best chili or soup to Athens Baptist Church, 101 Breckman St. Walbridge, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. for a Chili/Soup Cook-off sponsored by the Walbridge Centennial Committee.
There is no registration fee or admission fee and the public is invited to taste and vote on the best chili/soup. To register in advance (not required), visit www.walbridgecent.com or call 419-913-3719.
The event will also include a silent auction, awards and a display of Walbridge history. Bring historical photos of the village, which will be scanned on site and returned immediately.
“Everybody Loves Opal”
Genoa Civic Theatre will open its 30th season Nov. 2 with an encore production of “Everybody Loves Opal,” written by John Patrick and directed by Pete Lowry.
The play will be staged for two consecutive weekends in the Genoa Town Hall – Nov. 2, 3 and 4 and Nov. 8, 9 and 10. Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Opal Kronkie believes in “live and let live,” even if her house guests are plotting her demise. Through a series of comical misadventures, she maintains her love of everybody and, in the end, convinces everybody to love her. It is this unwavering belief in human nature that has audiences rooting for Opal through it all.
To reserve tickets, call the theatre box office at 419-855-3103.