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Bowling Green State University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition will open March 20 in three locations on campus: The Bowen-Thompson Student Union Gallery, and the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries, located in the Fine Arts Center.

A public reception will be held at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Gallery from 5:30 to 6 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., there will be a Video/Animation Screening in 204 Fine Arts Center. An opening reception will follow at the Fine Arts Center in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries at 7 p.m. An awards presentation at 8 p.m. will conclude the opening reception festivities.

Each artist in the show will exhibit the best and most important of the artwork he or she created while studying at BGSU. The exhibition will be on display through April 3 in all three galleries, which are open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 6 to 9 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Special times can be arranged for groups or classes by appointment.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Nathan, Gallery Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

`Night at the Movies’
The Cardinal Stritch High School Music Department will present “Night at the Movies,” a cabaret dinner theatre performance, March 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium, 3225 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The cabaret will feature the musical talents of the Cardinal Stritch Chorale, Dance Team, Drum Line and Juggling Team. The dinner includes a full course dinner, dessert and coffee bar. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children 12 years of age and under. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call the school at 419-693-0465 by March 15.


Volunteers needed
A Gibsonburg-area therapeutic riding program is seeking volunteers to assist as horse leaders and sidewalkers during lessons.

Training will be provided by appointment during the week of March 15. Call Rebekah at 419-307-0222 to register and set up a time to be trained. Lessons begin the week of March 22.


Scholarship deadline
April 1 is the priority deadline for scholarships at Terra Community College in Fremont.

Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application with two references and a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and click “Fill Out Your FAFSA.”

Call the Terra Financial Aid Office at 419-559-2344 or visit www.terra.edu to learn how to apply.


Woodwind concert & clinic
Rich, multi-faceted songs and musical styles from differing historical periods will reverberate throughout Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts as Owens welcomes the Wright State University Faculty Woodwind Quintet in concert March 18 at 11 a.m. in the Mainstage Theatre.

Afterward, the musicians will share details about their musical backgrounds as part of a free clinic from 1 to 1:45 p.m.

The Wright State Faculty Woodwind Quintet, also known as The WrightWinds, has been an active performing ensemble since 1985. With a focus on developing chamber music programs at Wright State and community outreach, the group features an active repertoire ranging from standard quintet literature to music by new composers. Group members include Dr. Christopher Chaffee (flute), Katherine DeGruchy (oboe), Dr. Randall Paul (clarinet), Bill Jobert (bassoon) and Sean Vore (horn).

The performance and clinic are free and open to the public For more information, call 567-661-7081or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7081.


Managing diabetes
In observance of National Nutrition Month, Ohio State University Extension will present an hour-long “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” program March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ottawa County Agriculture Complex, 240 W. Lake St, in Oak Harbor.

Extension educator Marcia Jess will discuss signs of diabetes and possible complications, and ways to manage the condition, including simple steps to control portions and the importance of getting regular exercise. There will also be a healthy food cooking demonstration.

Participants will also learn about OSU Extension’s Signature Program, "Dining with Diabetes” – a three-session class that provides detailed information about living healthfully with diabetes.

The March 30 program is free, but seating is limited, so participants are asked to register by March 29 by contacting the OSU Extension office at 419-898-3631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Nominations sought
Nominations for the 2010 Spirit of Wood County Awards are being accepted through April 23.

Commissioners James Carter, Tim Brown, and Alvin Perkins encourage county residents to nominate current or former residents for one of seven award categories, which include Agricultural Leadership; Industrial/Economic Development; Education for Civic Responsibility; Liberty Through Law/Human Freedom; Religion and Liberty; Self-Government; and the Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Award.

Nomination forms and category descriptions are available on the Wood County Web site, www.co.wood.oh.us, by following the “Spirit of Wood County Awards” link. A list of previous award recipients is also posted on the site. Forms may also be obtained by contacting the Commissioners’ Office at 419-354-9100 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Awards will be presented June 13, in conjunction with Wood County Heritage Days at the Historical Center.


CrossWalk planned
New Heights Fellowship will host its third annual CrossWalk down Main Street April 2.

At 2 p.m., a 16-foot cross will be marched down Main Street. In addition, this year other churches, ministries or individuals are invited to produce crosses of their own and march. Following the event there will be a celebration at the New Heights building on Main Street that will include free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and door prizes.

Ministers from local churches that would like to have a five-minute speaking slot at this celebration and persons who wish to register to march may call New Heights at 419-469-8808.


Screening planned
A screening will be offered for children in the Genoa community March 26 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Brunner Elementary School, 1224 West St.

Children will be evaluated in four areas of development including gross/fine motor skills, concept development, hearing and speech/language.

Screening will be offered by appointment only. Call Julie at the Ottawa County Health Department at 1-800-788-8803, before Monday, March 22 to arrange an appointment.


Safe boating class
Flotilla 16-16 of Div 16, USCG 9th Central Region will hold a Boater Education Class March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Maumee American Legion Post 320, 204 Illinois Ave., Maumee.

The eight-hour training format qualifies successful trainees for Ohio state-mandated boater education for those born after Jan. 1, 1982.

For more information, call Sue at 419-893-0249. 
 

Purple & Gold celebration
Four Waite High School graduates will be honored and inducted as Distinguished Waite Alumni at the 46th Annual Purple and Gold Dinner celebration April 17 at 6 p.m. St. Michael Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon.

The 2010 inductees will include Romules L. Durant, class of 1994 (education and community service); Victor Kissoff, class of 1954 (business and community service); Michael D. Lorton, class of 1972 (medicine, law and community service; and Stanly R. Starkey, class of 1965 (business and community service).

The Purple and Gold Dinner will begin with a social hour and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The four inductees will be honored at 8 p.m.

A $35 per person reservation is requested. Call Waite Principal David Yenrick at 419-671-7000 for reservations or more information.


Playmakers vs. All-Stars
The Oregon City Schools Playmakers, a team comprised of district faculty and staff members, will take on the 13abc All-Stars March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harold Potter Field House at Clay High School.

The first 100 fans will receive pom-poms/thunder sticks.

Admission is $3 per person. All proceeds raised will benefit the Academic Boosters. Those attending are invited to patronize Buffalo Wild Wings after the game, when 10 percent of the bill will go to the boosters.


A call for vets
The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce and Genoa Merchants Association will hold the annual Homecoming Celebration June 4-5 in downtown Genoa.

The first Homecoming in Genoa, started by the Genoa American Legion Post 324, was held in 1946 to honor those returning from World War II. This year’s Homecoming will return to its roots by once again honoring both veterans and active military.

To make this year’s celebration a success, organizers are seeking a strong military presence in the parade, which will be held Friday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at 13th and West streets (Brunner Elementary School).

The theme for this year’s parade will be “Celebrating Our Military Hometown Heroes.” Local organizations are invited to send  honor guards and/or members to march in the parade. Organizations are also invited to design a float or provide another entry upon which to feature military units. Participants are asked to provide a brief narrative of their organization to be read as they pass the grandstand. A special area will be designated for military displays after the parade.

A fireworks display is planned to cap off the evening’s festivities.

Those wishing to participate in the parade are asked to register by May 22. For more information, contact Neil Ammons at 419-855-3176 (home), 419-461-4006 (cell) or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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