Terra Community College is offering harp lessons and a locally-performing harp ensemble open to both students and the community.
For people always wanting to play the harp, a Celtic harp has been purchased for the school and there are Celtic harps available to rent by the month from the harp instructor, Karen Svanoe Westgate.
Weekly lessons may be taken for credit or through the Kern Center. The harp ensemble meets weekly for practices off campus and is open to harpists of all levels. A broad range of music will be studied including classical, romantic, Celtic, sacred and pop.
The harp ensemble will play at River Front Live, downtown Port Clinton Aug. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A concert at the Lakeside Gazebo is scheduled for Sept. 1 from 7-8 p.m.
Anyone interested in lessons or more information should contact Terra’s music department at 419-559-2233.
Magic at the Bay
The Toledo Society of Magicians will present Magic at the Bay July 25 at 7 p.m. at Maumee Bay State Park. Admission is free.
The show will feature magicians Michael Night, Cookie the Clown, Dave Seija and Harold Twaddle. More information is available at www.michaelnight.com.
Meet & Mingle
Single adults age 50 and older are invited to attend an evening of fun, games, prizes and the opportunity to meet and mingle with other area singles Aug. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the community room of Riverview HealthCare Campus at 8180 West SR 163, Oak Harbor.
Riverview is sponsoring the event in conjunction with the Ottawa County Senior Activities Committee. The event, which will be themed “Luau,” will feature music, games and light refreshments. For reservations or more information, call Kimberly Geldien at 419-898-2851 or Juanita Mills-Persely at 419-341-1080.
Wood County seniors 55 and older and community leaders are invited to become candidates for a two-year term on the Wood County Committee on Aging Governing Board.
There are 10 positions open for election. Potential candidates may request a nomination form from the WCCOA, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green, 434022-2424.
Applications are due on or before Sept. 1. Elections will be held in November, with the term beginning Jan. 1, 2010.
The Governing Board sets policy and conducts the WCCOA’s affairs. Board members are expected to attend the monthly board meetings, held the second Wednesday of the month at 1:15 p.m. Other board responsibilities include maintaining fiduciary responsibilities; contributing to fund-raising campaigns and the Endowment fund based on personal abilities; and serving as an ambassador for WCCOA for the general public.
Dems plan picnic
The Ottawa County Democrats will hold their annual picnic Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Carroll Township Complex, 11080 W. Toussaint E. Rd., off SR 19.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, ice water and lemonade will be furnished. Bring your own table service and a covered dish to share.
RSVP to Dan Laity at 419-862-3053 or Linda Apling at 419-898-0220. Everyone is welcome.
Area residents who are interested in learning more about the physical and cognitive changes that occur in the various stages of dementia are invited to participate in Dementia Awareness Program workshops at Owens Community College’s Workforce and Community Services Friday, Aug. 14.
Two workshops will be offered. The first, is intended for family members and home caregivers of individuals with dementia, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon. The second class, designed for health care professionals, will be held from 1-5 p.m. Both will be offered at the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood.
Owens established the Dementia Awareness Program earlier this year with the goal of providing participants with an enhanced understanding of dementia, which annually affects over 24 million individuals worldwide.
The registration fee for each workshop is $49. For more information, or to register for the classes, call 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext.7357.
Green Ribbon conference
The Green Ribbon Initiative of NW Ohio will host the three-day Midwest Oak Savanna and Woodland Conference July 29-31 at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes College in Sylvania.
The conference, which will focus on the Oak Openings Region, a local and globally rare ecosystem, will feature speakers, presenters and field trips. Noted speakers will include Roger Anderson, Scott Weidensaul, Bill Stanley, Guy Denny and Rick Van Noy.
Families and educators will be especially interested in environmental author Rick Van Noy who will discuss his book A Natural Sense of Wonder on Friday afternoon July 31 at 1:15 p.m.