Breakfast with Santa
Friends of Lake Township will sponsor a Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the township administration building, 27975 Cummings Rd. (corner of SR 795 and Cummings).
The breakfast menu will include pancakes, eggs, sausage links or bacon and coffee or juice. Pictures with Santa will be available for $4 or attendees may bring their own cameras. A silent auction will also be held.
The donation is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children 12 and under. Proceeds raised will benefit Lake Township Parks.
After a recent session of the Ottawa County Grand Jury, indictments have been returned against the following individuals, Prosecuting Attorney Mark Mulligan said:
• Alexander E. Long, 19, of 19981 W. Toussaint Rd., Oak Harbor, was indicted on one count of Burglary, a felony of the fourth degree; two counts of Vandalism and one count of Harassment with Bodily Substances, all felonies of the fifth degree along with one misdemeanor count of Underage Consumption.
The charges are the result of an incident in Benton Township on Nov. 6 when Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call on SR 590, which resulted in several individuals being arrested for fighting. Long, who was allegedly intoxicated, tried to flee from officers and. was placed in the back of a cruiser, where he reportedly urinated and defecated.
• Jeremy Kitchin, 39, of 4131 N. Lickert Harder Rd., Graytown, was indicted on three counts of Complicity, all felonies, and one misdemeanor count of Obstructing Official Business. Kitchin is accused of aiding a Cleveland man who was eluding officers during a high-speed chase last June. He also reportedly gave false information to an investigator from the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services in September in connection with a subsequent investigation.
• Brett Minton, who is currently being held in the Ottawa County Detention Facility, has been charged with one count each of Abduction and Witness Intimidation, both felonies of the third degree. According to Port Clinton Police and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, Minton, 19, allegedly assaulted a juvenile last month in Port Clinton, then forced the victim to go to an apartment in Bay Meadows, where he was assaulted again.
Mulligan noted that an indictment is a formal charge in the Common Pleas Court, based upon a Grand Jury finding of probable cause.
The “Holiday Express” will roll into Elmore Dec. 3.
The event, sponsored by the Elmore Area Chamber of Commerce, will include a cookie and candy contest, assorted family activities and, of course, a visit from Santa. Most of the festivities will be held in the Community Center located at the corner of Toledo and Clinton streets.
The highlight of the day will be the arrival of Santa by fire truck at 2 p.m. in front of the library, where he will place a star atop the library’s Christmas tree. Afterward, he’ll invite children across the street to the Community Center, for a storytime with Mrs. Claus. Photos with Santa will be offered at no charge, courtesy of Pills `n Packages.
Adults and children age 5 to 14 are invited to enter the cookie- and candy-making contest. Entrants should bring three dozen cookies or pieces of candy to the Community Center in a non-returnable container between 9 a.m. and noon. Each entry must be accompanied by two index cards – one including the baker’s name, address and phone number and the other with the list of ingredients. Children must have done at least 80 percent of the work on their entries themselves.
Judging will be conducted at noon, with the winners will be announced at 5 p.m. Those attending will be able to snack on the cookies and leftovers will be sold. For more information, call Renee at 419-574-1559.
Children are also invited to create a star for the library Christmas tree. Stars must be between six and eight inches in height and width and be able to withstand the weather. They should also include a toilet tissue roll for attachment to the treetop.
Entries should include the child’s contact information and be taken to the Community Center between 9 and 11 a.m. The winning star will be given to Santa to place on atop the tree. Other entries will be displayed in the library.
For more information, call the library at 419-862-2482.
Fremont Community Theatre is holding auditions for its January production of “Out of Sterno,” a comedy by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Dec. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. at the theatre, 1551 Dickinson St., Fremont.
The cast includes two men and two women. Production dates are Jan 20-22 and Jan. 27-29, 2012.
For more information, call 419-332-0775 or 419-654-3537 or visit www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org.
Tale of castaways
Genoa Civic Theatre will present “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical,” Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.
All performances are on the second floor of the Historic Genoa Town Hall Opera House. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Season tickets, which include this show and the spring production, will be available at the door.
To make reservations, call 419-855-3103.
All area women are invited to attend the “Holiday Elegance” lunch and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Dec. 8 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon and program. Elissa Schmidt, owner of “Taste of Toledo” will demonstrate elegant holiday gift basket ideas; Holiday Thomas will provide musical entertainment and Sue Smedley, of Springfield, Ohio, will share, how “Life Can Be Truly Wonderful.”
The price is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.
Christmas Festival set
The annual Jerusalem Township Christmas Festival will be held Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Township Hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.
The event will include kids’ crafts, games for all ages, face painting, door prizes and refreshments.
Santa will also be on hand and attendees are invited to bring a camera to get a picture. The festival will end with the caroling and the lighting of the Township Christmas Tree at 6 p.m.
The Knights of Columbus River East Mother Teresa Council 14344 is collecting baby items for Heartbeat of Toledo.
The supply drive will be held from Dec. 3 to 18 at the East Toledo, Oregon, and Bono Catholic parishes. Items needed include diapers newborn through size 5; powdered formula including Similac Advance and Similac Sensitive Isomil Soy; baby wipes; baby wash, lotion, powder and diaper rash ointment; new and gently used winter clothes sizes 0-6 months; boys’ clothing up to size 2T; outerwear, especially coats, snowsuits, boots and mittens (up to size 2T); receiving blankets; hooded bath towels and washcloths; and gently used high chairs and strollers including the umbrella type.
Heartbeat gives out the baby items through their Heart to Heart Parent Learning Program as well as through their Emergency Services Program and Layettes for Newborns Service.
Since 1971, Heartbeat of Toledo has been offering free pregnancy emotional, educational, and practical support to pregnant women. Prenatal and parenting classes are also offered through Heartbeat’s Heart to Heart Learning Center. Emergency assistance for families with small children is also available.
Besides pregnancy support, Heartbeat offers a Healthy Relationships program as well as abstinence education programs for community and school groups.
Holiday Home Tours
The Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society is sponsoring the “Holiday Home Tour featuring Old Eastmoreland,” Dec. 3 and 4.
Self-driving tours will begin each day at noon, with the last tour at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For reservations or more information, call Connie at 419-367-5254 or Wanda at 419-691-8328.
Pemberville Christmas party
Downtown Pemberville will be bustling with holiday activities Dec. 3 from noon to 4:30 p.m.
At the fire hall, kids can enjoy eight Christmas craft stations, cookies and beverages. Peppermint sticks being handed out at Beeker’s General Store may be used to stir the hot chocolate from the Riverbank Antique Market. Kids can also stop and pick up a coloring page and crayons at Janelle’s Diner, find snow bubbles at the Pemberville Drug Store and visit the antique sleigh inside Eisenhour’s Auto Sales.
Those visiting the Nativity displays at Bethlehem Lutheran Church can enjoy the Otterbein Portage Valley Rockers, who will perform at 2 p.m.
St. Nick himself will be reading a story at the library at 2 p.m. To cap off the afternoon’s events, Santa will light the village Christmas tree at 4:45 p.m.
Throughout the afternoon, Otterbein-Portage Valley will provide a shuttle to and from all locations.
Live in the House
Experience the energetic and melodic spirit of Celtic fire as Maiden IV takes the stage at the Pemberville Opera House Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the ongoing Live in the House concert series. The show will also feature the Elmwood Royal Troubadour Show Choir.
Comprised of sisters Havilah, Heather, Abigail, and Tabitha, Maidens IV delivers high-action Celtic music mixed with hints of rock, folk and the flavor of gypsy jazz. Based out of Loudonville, Ohio, they have toured throughout Central and Eastern U.S.
Tickets are $12 and are available for Pemberville’s show at Beeker’s General Store or call Carol Bailey at 419-287-4848.
Pet photos with Santa
This holiday season, it’s important to remember pets and owners who are less fortunate than some, many of whom depend on Humane Ohio’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic and pet food bank for help.
To support these efforts, Humane Ohio’s “Pet Photos with Santa” fundraiser will be held Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pet Supplies “Plus” at 849 W. Alexis, Toledo and Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store at 6923 W. Central, Ave.
Freeze Frame Photos is donating their time to take the photos and Kohne Camera & Photo is donating the printing, allowing 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit Humane Ohio.
Children and families are welcome too, with or without a pet. No appointments are necessary. Different photo packages will be available.
People and organizations are also encouraged to hold pet food drives to help stock the shelves of the Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank this holiday season, or to purchase and donate pet food at Pet Supplies “Plus.” The Pet Food Bank makes pet food available to pet parents in need and to people caring for free-roaming cats in Lucas, Wood and Monroe counties.
For more information or other ways to help Humane Ohio, visit “Effortless Giving” section of the website at www.humaneohio.org.
Pins & Pizza
A fundraiser will be held to support Amy Carnovale Severson and her family Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Interstate Lanes, 819 Lime City Rd., Rossford.
The Seversons has been through a lot in the past five years. Amy, whose Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was in remission, has returned and she had to undergo a stem cell transplant. During that time, her husband, Randy, was diagnosed with leukemia. He is now in remission.
Proceeds raised from the benefit, which will include bowling, pizza and prizes, will help the family with their ongoing medical bills.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and are available at the door. For more information, call CC Bella salon at 419-654-9397.