Tablet, E-Reader classes
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., in partnership with Bowling Green School of Media and Communication, will offer a class on tablets and E-readers.
The class will cover various tasks and activities including playing games, taking photos, reading books, watching movies and other functions. Participants may bring their own device for hands-on instruction.
Classes will be offered at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 North Main St., Bowling Green on the following dates:
• Mondays March 11, 18, 25 and April 1 at 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 at 9 a.m.
• Thursdays, March 14, 21, 28 and April 4 at 1:30 p.m.
• Fridays, March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Northwood to present Annie get you gun. Charlie Davenport
All sessions will be videotaped for quality improvement and training purposes. Instructors are BGSU students from the School and Media and Communication.
In addition to these classes, the Wood County Senior Center offers computer classes for beginners and advanced users, as well as Internet classes. One-day workshops about social media sites, texting, and digital cameras are also offered.
For individuals with technology questions a technology help desk is offered on a weekly basis by appointment. For more information, call Megan Nole, Program and Technology Specialist at the WCCOA at 1-800-367-4935.
St. Boniface Catholic School will hold kindergarten screenings for the 2013-2014 school year March 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the school, located at 215 N. Church St., Oak Harbor.
To enroll in kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30. Screening is mandatory. Children already screened through Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools who are interested in attending St. Boniface do not need to be rescreened.
Contact the school office at 419-898-1340 to register or for more information. St. Boniface Catholic School serves students in grades K-6 of all religions, racial, ethnic and income backgrounds. Visit www.ourstb.com to learn more about the school.
Easter basket raffle
The Friends of the Elmore Public Library are raffling off an Easter basket containing two framed watercolor paintings, a Jan Pugh pin, the book, “Images of America: Elmore and Genoa,” a packet of note cards with paintings of Elmore doorways by Justine Magsig, two hand-painted bookmarks, and assorted candy.
Tickets are $1 each or six or $5 and are available at the library, 328 Toledo St. For more information, call 419-862-2482.
‘Grease,’ The Musical
Woodmore Drama Club will present, “Grease, The Musical,” March 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 24 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Tickets will be available March 11,12,14,18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the high school and 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the elementary school.
Tax prep help
For the third consecutive year, students at Terra State Community College will participate in a nationwide program aimed at helping people complete their income tax forms.
The students, with support from accounting faculty member Terry Holmes, will be part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.
The service is free to the entire community.
Student volunteers, who are mostly in accounting and business, have received training to prepare basic tax returns. They will prepare federal and Ohio income tax returns. City tax and school district tax returns are not part of the service.
Taxpayers need to present the following items to have their returns prepared:
• Photo identification;
• Valid Social Security cards for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents;
• Birth dates for primary, secondary and dependents on the tax return;
• Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers;
• Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099);
• A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available;
• Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit
• Other relevant information about income and expenses
• Total paid for day care
• Day care provider's identifying number
To file taxes electronically on a Married Filing Jointly tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
The service will be available on the following dates from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Building A, Room 310: March 19, 21, 26 and 28 and April 2 and 4. Accounting faculty will be supervising at all times.
Appointments are not required. For more information, call Holmes at 419-559-2394.
The Toledo Sail and Power Squadron will present a Seamanship course, which will meet for eight Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning March 21 at Jefferson Junior High School, 5330 Whitmer Dr., Toledo (next to Whitmer High School).
The classes, designed to be interactive, educational and fun, will be taught by an experienced boater. Participants will engage in hands-on marine radio practice in the classroom, outside compass activity, interactive challenges demonstrating navigational aids, interactive passing/crossing situations, demonstration of flares and handling on-board fires.
Lake kindergarten signups
Lake Local Schools will conduct kindergarten screening April 11 and 12.
To be eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall, a child must reside in the district and be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1.
The screening will provide assessments of speech development, large and small motor skills, language skills and kindergarten readiness. In addition, each child will have vision and hearing tests. The process will take about 90 minutes and a parent/guardian must be present during the registration and screening.
Screening appointments will be offered April 11 at 8 and 10 a.m., and 12:30, 2:45 and 5 p.m.; and April 12 at 8 and 10 a.m., and 12:30 and 2:45 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, visit www.lakeschools.org and click on “Buildings,” then “Lake Elementary,” then “LES Kindergarten Screening” and answer the scheduling questions. All children must be pre-registered. Sessions are limited to 12 children each. A confirmation letter will be sent advising of the date and time of the scheduled session. Those without Internet access may call Mrs. Alemino at 419-661-6682 to request a registration form.
Parents/guardians should bring the child’s birth certificate, current proof of residency (current gas or electric bill), the child’s Social Security card and custody papers, if applicable.