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Open curling
The Bowling Green Curling Club will hold its last open curl of the season Feb. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the ice arena on Mercer Road at Bowling Green State University.

Several times each season, the club, which has been curling at the BGSU arena since 1968, invites anyone interested in trying the sport to come out and give it a go. For $10, club members will be on the ice to provide instruction and help participants through their first game. Special equipment is provided. Participants should wear warm clothes and bring clean athletic shoes.

Additional information is available at the club Web site, www.aroundbg.com/sites/curling or call Mike at 419-262-1143.


Emergency help available
The United Way in Ottawa County has announced that the Emergency Food and Shelter Board has been awarded $44,937 in federal funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. 

Public and private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter funds may contact Peggy Sneider at United Way, 419-734-6645, for an application. An application form may also be downloaded at www.unitedwayottawacounty.org. The application deadline is Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m.

The local Ottawa County Emergency Food & Shelter Board  responsible for distribution of funds will meet Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry, Port Clinton.


Cinderella auditions set
The Fremont Community Theatre will hold auditions for its spring musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Feb. 15 and 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the theatre, 1551 Dickinson St.

The cast includes roles for six females and five males, as well as a large singing and dancing chorus of all ages. A few children 6 years and older will also be cast as townspeople.

Sunday evening will be singing auditions only, depending on how many potential cast members come out. Monday will be singing for newcomers until 7:30 p.m., at which time those auditioning will be asked to read from a script. Bring a short musical selection to sing or choose a song from one of the books that will be available. An accompanist will be available.

Production dates are May 8-10 and May 15-17. Those who have questions or would like to be a part of the orchestra may call 419-332-0775. Visit www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org for more information about upcoming shows.


Nominations sought
The Kiwanis Club of East Toledo-Oregon is seeking nominations for the Frederic E. Hansen Humanitarian Award, which recognizes individuals who exhibit exemplary volunteer work or perform an outstanding humanitarian deed.

The award, which is also intended to increase awareness of the importance of volunteer work to the general public, will be presented at the club’s annual dinner April 15. At that time, scholarships will also be awarded to deserving high school seniors who also exhibit volunteerism and humanitarianism in the community.

The deadline for nominations is March 15. Contact Mary Ann Coleman at 419-698-5370 for more information.


Volunteers needed
A therapeutic horseback riding program outside of Gibsonburg is in need of volunteers to assist as horse leaders and side walkers during lessons.

Training will be provided March 2 and 4. Call Rebekah at 419-307-0222 for more information.


GPS navigation course
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (Flotilla 6-6 9CR) will present a six-day GPS & Boating Highway Signs (Aids to Navigation) program Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m., March 3-26 at their Woodville Mall office, located in the Elder-Beerman concourse, 3276 Williston Rd., Northwood.

The course, which is open to everyone age 14 and older, requires no pre-requisite course(s) or knowledge in navigation techniques. A $35 registration fee will be collected at the first session.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Call 419-698-4122 to register or obtain more information.

 

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