The Press Newspaper
Train Day Toledo
The Grand Lobby will be filled with operating model train layouts and displays. Visitors will also enjoy food vendors, raffles for train tickets, rides, railroad art and music indoors and outside the Amtrak station.
Returning this year is Engineer Steve, a Norfolk Southern railroader who presents an entertaining program teaching adults and children about safety on the rails.
Visitors to Toledo’s Train Day event will get the opportunity to see Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train, a rolling museum chronicling Amtrak’s four decades as a coast-to-coast passenger train system. Also new this year will be music by “Cannonball” Paul, a strolling entertainer who has taken his act all over the world.
Admission is free.
The Raisin Pickers, who hail from Michigan, are a distinguished string band that draws on a vast array of traditional musical influences.
Tickets are $12 and are available at the door or in advance at Beeker’s General Store in Pemberville. For more information, call Carol at 419-287-4848 or visit www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
Children do not need to be Oregon residents to participate. Sessions will be held from 8 to 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Registration forms are available at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd.
Email questions to oregonsafetytown.bex.net.
“Southern Hospitality” – a Texas comedy by the team of Jones, Hope and Wooten – is the third installment of the Futrelle sisters’ escapades. All of the sisters are on deck to try to save Fayro, Texas from disappearing. Things are tough, but a chance to bring a salsa factory to their small town has everyone rallying to the cause.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. For more information, visit www.genoacivictheatre.org.
The event will include food, music and children’s activities. Genoa’s Relay for Life Team, the Tiki Warriors, who are hosting the event, will hold a chicken barbecue dinner. Dinners include a half chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, roll and butter and a brownie dessert. Tickets are $8 and are available in advance by calling 419-855-4370. Tickets will also be available April 28 at Millers New Market in Genoa.
Other Relay teams will be selling items at the picnic to raise money for the fight against cancer, and representatives from the American Cancer Society will be on hand to discuss available services in Ottawa County.
In the event of inclement weather, the picnic will be held in the fire hall.
The foursome team scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. The cost is $50 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, continental breakfast, a picnic lunch, chips and potato salad.
Proceeds will benefit the Good Samaritan Fund. For more information, call 419-654-4206.
Retired social worker Karen McConnell will share her many experiences. Julie Mockesturm, from Waterville, will provide vocal music. Meryl Bishop, originally from South Africa, will discuss the adventure and excitement she discovered when stepping out of her comfort zone.
For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.
The event is designed to help prevent pill abuse and theft by helping residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – both pose potential safety and health hazards.
Last October, Americans turned in 377,080 pounds – 188.5 tons – of prescription drugs at over 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement partners.
Anyone is welcome to join the challenge and all participants will receive weekly e-communications via email, Facebook, blogs, etc. with tips and recipes to help them get fit. Additionally participants will be enrolled in a research study to determine the effectiveness of social media as a means of disseminating educational information. All participant information will be kept confidential.
Each week, participants will receive free weekly e-communications, containing nutrition, health and fitness tips. Additional food and activity logs will be available for download to help participants track their progress. A post-assessment Zoomerang survey will be used to collect comments to improve future challenges and track participant progress.