Wood County District Public Library’s Board of Trustees are currently seeking nominations for the John M. Gibson Award, named after the late John Gibson in honor of his contributions to the library and his integral role in the library’s renovation.
Any staff member may be nominated, except the director and assistant director. Since being established in 2003, the John M. Gibson Award has been presented to five library employees.
All nominees will be recognized by the Library Board of Trustees and the award will be presented during a special program as part of the library’s annual all-staff training day Nov. 20.
Nomination forms are available at the main library at 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green and the branch library in Walbridge at 108 N. Main St. Completed nomination, which may be left in ballot boxes at either location, must be returned by Nov. 13.
For more information, call 419-352-5104.
Preserving the Harvest
The Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County, will present, “Preserving the Harvest: A Food Preservation Workshop” Oct. 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave., Toledo.
The free program will highlight common home food preservation techniques such as canning, freezing and drying fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from a garden or farmers’ market. It is open to those who have never done home food preservation as well as experienced home preservationists who would like keep up to date on researched recommendations.
Reservations are requested by calling 419-213-4254.
Cars for Critters
The 2nd annual “Cars for Critters” benefit car show will be held Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
Mona Rutger and volunteers from Back to the Wild will be on hand with live eagles, hawks, owls, and other native wildlife.
In keeping with the critter theme, some of the car classes will be for animal-named cars. For example, your 1969 Ford Mustang might compete against your neighbor's 1962 Chevrolet Impala in the “Best Mammal” class. Classes are available for all types of cars, and trophy plaques will be awarded to class winners by people's choice. Registration the day of show is $12. T-shirts and goody bags will be given to the first 100 participants.
Family-friendly activities and refreshments will be available. Door prizes and gas cards will be given away. For additional information or to register, call Eddy at 419-898-0014.
Proceeds from the car show will benefit wildlife, habitat restoration, and wildlife rehabilitation.
For more information about these or other Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge events, call 419-898-0014 or visit www.fws.gov/midwest/ottawa. The refuge entrance is located 15 miles east of Toledo on SR 2.
Rat Pack revisited
The Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society will present the next performance in the “Live in the House” series, Frank, Dean and Then Some Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pemberville Opera House.
Frank & Dean capture the fun, the jokes and the timeless music of the Rat Pack, from Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon,” to Dean Martin’s “That's Amore'.” They also celebrate the music of Bobby Darin, Joe Cocker, Elvis, The Blues Brothers, Neil Diamond and much more.
Tickets are $10 and are available at Beeker’s General Store, by e-mailing
or calling Carol 419-287-4848
Owens to hold auditions
Area residents interested in performing in the upcoming Owens Community College student production of the “Recent Tragic Events” are invited to open theatre auditions Sept.28-29 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre room 111.
Callback auditions will be held Sept. 30. Those auditioning are encouraged to prepare a monologue or one will be provided for them.
The theatre production dates are Nov. 19-22. Audition appointments are required. For more information or to make an appointment, call 567-661-2798 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2798.
Johlin programs set
The Johlin Cabin, an 1860s Black Swamp log home that was moved to the new Pearson North in Oregon, will be open for tours and historical demonstrations from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27.
The cabin is located at the new Seaman Road entrance to Pearson, near the corner of Wynn Road (across from the Challenger Learning Center).
The Sandusky County Department of Public Health has announced an increase in the charge for certified birth and death certificates effective Oct. 16.
Effective that date, the fee will be $22. The change is due to an increase in state fees. Of the $22, $8 is retained by the health department, $9 goes to the Ohio Department of Health; $1.50 goes to the Ohio Family Violence Prevention Fund through the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services; and $3 is distributed to the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund at the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
The Sandusky County Health Department issues certified copies of birth and death records Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Records of births and deaths are on record from 1908 to present.
Call 419-668-1652 for more information.
Boating safety course
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Watercraft will offer a one-day Ohio Boating Education Course Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gander Mountain, 1320 Holland-Sylvania Rd., Holland.
The course covers state and federal laws, navigational “rules of the road” and basic boating safety practices. A $5 fee covers the cost of materials. Pre-registration is required due to class size limitations.
To register or obtain more information, call the Maumee Bay Watercraft Office at 419-836-6003.
Silver & Gold Club trip
The Silver and Gold Club sponsored by Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home will make a day trip to Frankenmuth, Mich., Oct. 21.
The bus will board at the funeral home at 8 a.m. for an 8:15 departure. It will return at 7 p.m.
The $55 fee includes transportation via luxury motorcoach bus, all admissions, taxes and gratuities. Travelers will explore Frankenmuth, enjoy a chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn, and enjoy shopping at Bronner’s Christmas Store and the mall.
Seating is limited. No phone reservations will be accepted. Registration information, including a check payable to Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home, plus traveler’s name, address, phone, and the name of an emergency contact, should be sent to the funeral home at 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon 43616.
The Sandusky County Health Department will offer seasonal flu vaccine at Senior sites in Clyde, Woodville and Gibsonburg. The clinics, which will target county residents 18 years of age and older, are in addition to those already scheduled at the health department site.
The schedule includes:
• Oct. 16 – 1-3:30 p.m., Gibsonburg Faith United Methodist Church.
• Oct. 21– 1-3:30 p.m., Clyde Senior Center.
• Oct. 23 – 1-3:30 p.m., Woodville Senior Center.
Cost is $20. Medicare Part B will be billed for those presenting their cards at the clinics. Those attending should also bring a driver’s license or photo ID. All clinics are dependent on availability of supply.
Wood Co. flu clinic
The Wood County Health Department and Wood County Hospital are teaming up for a one-day seasonal flu clinic Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wood County Fair Grounds Junior Fair Building.
The purpose of this event is to provide seasonal flu vaccines and pertinent information about the H1N1 virus to the citizens of Wood County. Cost of the vaccines will be $20 for adults and $10 for children under 3 years of age.
Physicians from Wood County Hospital will be on hand to answer questions and discuss how the H1N1 virus will affect at-risk groups. Kenneth Power, M.D., will discuss the impact of influenza on senior citizens from 10-11 a.m. From 5:30-6:30 p.m., Ian Leggat, M.D., OB/gyn and Stephanie Noceti-Dunphy, M.D., pediatrician, will discuss the impact of influenza on pregnant women and children. Kids will learn about proper hand-washing techniques.
The Wood County Fair Grounds are located at 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. For more information, call the Wood County Health Department at 419-352-8402.
Coalition hosts speaker
Oregon Community and Family Coalition (OCFC) will welcome guest speaker Cathy Sperling, chief operating officer of The Community Partnership, at their next meeting Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital.
Sperling has been involved in substance abuse prevention for more than 20 years, sitting on the boards of Alcohol and Drug Prevention Association of Ohio and Statewide Prevention Coalition Association, staffing many state Teen Institute conferences and training new preventionists in Toledo.
OCFC meetings are held the second Thursday of every other month. All community members are welcome. Free pizza will be provided.
For more information about the coalition, visit www.ocfcohio.org or call 419-720-1708. For more information about The Community Partnership, visit www.communityprevention.org.
Aerobics classes set
Maumee Bay State Park, in conjunction with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will offer Fall/Winter Water Aerobics for adults 18 and over.
Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. at the Maumee Bay Lodge pool. Three eight-week sessions will be offered, with the first running Oct. 5 to Nov. 25. The cost is $30 per session. Register in the Parks and Recreation office, 5330 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Call 419-698-7145 for more information.