Dairy Days celebration
Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy life on the farm during “Dairy Days” June 12 to 17 and the “Tractors, Tractors, Tractors” event June 16 at Sauder Village in Archbold.
Dairy Days, held in observance of National Dairy Month, will include demonstrations and hands-on activities. Dairy Month was started in 1939 and since that time, the annual celebration has blossomed into a national affair. Originally a way for retailers to promote their dairy products, Dairy Month has now become a true celebration of all things dairy.
While activities and demonstrations will vary from day-to-day, costumed guides will be preparing dairy-related recipes throughout the week and there will be historic recipes for guests to pick up and try at home.
Throughout the week, guests will also have a chance to feed the village’s calves. A drawing will be held each day to select the lucky winner.
The “Tractors, Tractors, Tractors” event will focus on the machines that make farming possible. There will be modern farming equipment on display from Liechty Farm Equipment and Archbold Equipment. Guests will have an opportunity to get an up-close look at farming equipment of today.
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Bridge work set
The Ohio Department of Transportation District Two has announced that effective June 12, through June 29, SR 795 between Fostoria and Pemberville roads will be closed for bridge repair.
The suggested detour is I-280 to SR 51. All work is weather permitting.
Woodmore Schools’ final kindergarten screening before the 2012-2013 school year will be held June 28.
Call the elementary at 419-862-1070, ext. 204 to be added to schedule a screening, which is essential for kindergarten admission.
“Images” on exhibit
An array of artwork that showcases the beauty of glass will adorn the walls at Owens Community College as the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Habatat Gallery in Royal Oak, Mich., presents an exhibit titled “Images” June 11 through Sept. 14.
The Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is located in Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.
In addition to the exhibit, Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts will host an open house glass-blowing demonstration featuring a portable hot glass studio by glass artists Robin and Julia Rogers of Nomadic Glass from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 adjacent to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery.
The college will also host a lecture presentation by glass artist Donna Powers at 7 p.m. Sept. 13.
Six glass artists who have garnered national artistic acclaim will showcase their expressions and interpretations of glass as art as part of the “Images” exhibition, including Therman Statom, April Surgent, Tim Tate, Marc Petrovic, Michael Janis and Susan Taylor Glasgow.
Owens’ “Images” Exhibition is being held in conjunction with the Glass Art Society’s 42nd annual national conference being held in Toledo.
Admission to the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery is free and open to the public. For hours and more information about the exhibit, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2721.
Pearson lake work Set to begin June 16
The lake at Pearson Metropark will get a new, more natural-looking shoreline.
The Board of Park Commissioners, governing body of Metroparks of the Toledo Area, recently approved an agreement with Jennite Co. of Toledo to replace the existing shoreline erosion material with limestone slabs. The total project cost is $154,175.
Work will begin June 16 and be completed by mid-August.
The new shoreline will provide erosion control and a naturalistic setting, as well as improved access to the lake for fishing. A similar project is currently under way at Mallard Lake at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.
Other recent projects at Pearson include an addition to Macomber Lodge and renovations to a picnic shelter at the playground, a restroom building at the lake and a wildlife viewing room, called a Window on Wildlife. The Packer-Hammersmith Center, a rental facility, is currently being renovated.
Art exhibit set
The Studio, 339 Rice St., Elmore, will hold its first annual Student Art Exhibit featuring award-winning artist and teacher Doreen Kirk and her 2012 students June 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The exhibit will include the works of students Elaine Tolliver, Wade Clemen, Michelle Milak and Lori Kirk.
For more information, call 419-862-9051.
Family House reunion
Those who remember the good times at the East Toledo Neighborhood House are encouraged to attend the annual Friends and Family Neighborhood House Reunion June 19 at the IBEW Local 245 Union Hall, 705 Lime City Rd., Rossford.
Tickets are $20 per person, with proceeds benefiting the East Toledo Family Center’s tutoring program. For more information or for tickets, call Tracy Garufos at 419-691-1429.