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Garage Sale Days, again
The chamber is creating a list of sales for anyone interested and the sale, which will be held Aug. 24-25. The lists will be available at the chamber office and Oak Harbor Public Library starting Aug. 23.
Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. An old-fashioned ice cream social will be held on the brick street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the Sunday performance. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for ages 15 and under and are available at Beeker’s General Store or by calling Carol at 419-287-4848.
The production will feature 39 area children ranging in ages from 7 to 15, under the direction of Angela Patchett and musical director Donella Wilt.
“Flapper” tells the story of Polly Pepper, a young flapper who really knows how to live in the time of Stutz Bearcat automobiles, Ziegfield girls, raccoon coats, ukuleles, beauty contests, goldfish swallowers and gangsters. Polly’s about to turn 18 and will then inherit a fabulous diamond necklace called the ‘Ice Garden.” But there’s trouble ahead as mobsters are planning to grab the necklace. Songs include “The Roaring Twenties,” “It Has to be Jazz,” “Mona’s Moaning Low,” “Dijja Ever?” and, of course, “Flapper.”
Now it its fifth year, the Pemberville Opera House’s Children’s Theatre Workshop is supported through the Gale and Marlyn Williamson Performing Arts Fund. Marlyn played and taught piano for decades in the Pemberville area many people came to know of her love of music. Both Gale and Marlyn enjoyed live performances of all kinds and had a deep love and appreciation for the arts.
For more information about the production, visit www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
The program will be “School Days at the Oak Grove School.” Participants will hear about lessons about school life in the 1890’s, enjoy a snack and “recess” with friends. Friends and family are welcome to accompany the visitor.
Guests should meet at the Oak Grove School building at Wildwood Metropark. Registration is requested. Call the Alzheimer’s Association 800-272-3900 to register or for more information.
Candidates must be Wood County residents and at least 60 years old or community leaders. There are 10 positions open –seven will be elected and three will be selected.
Nomination forms may be downloaded from www.wccoa.net, or contact the Wood County Senior Center at 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935. Forms must be returned to the Nomination Committee Chair, WCCOA, 305 North Main St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402-2424 on or before Aug. 10.
The Governing Board sets policies and conducts the affairs of the WCCOA. Board members are expected to attend the monthly Board meeting and to serve on at least one committee.
Elections will be held in November with installation in December and the first board meeting in January.
Qualified candidates can submit applications to the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) until Aug. 6. TMACOG administers NRAC District 12 in Lucas County. Applicants should submit the completed nomination form, a resume, and letter from their organization in support of their nomination.
To be a candidate for a position on the NRAC committee, an applicant must be appointed by a local government;
conservation or environmental organization; municipal park system or park district; business, realty, planning agency, or port authority; statewide organization representing agriculture or forestry or a Soil and Water Conservation District.
Of the five positions open for nominations, at least one must represent a park system, and at least one represent the Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District. The other three positions may be from any of the above categories.
The nomination form is posted online at http://clean.ohio.gov/GreenSpaceConservation/Documents/nrac.nomination.form.pdf. More about the Clean Ohio Fund is at www.pwc.state.oh.us/clean_ohio.htm.
Area couples who are interested in learning more about Catholic Charities’ domestic and international adoption services are invited to attend.
Catholic Charities is a licensed agency for domestic adoptions for infants ages 6 months and younger. The organization works with couples of all religious backgrounds and encourages open domestic adoptions in which a relationship can be established between birth parents and adoptive parents. The organization also facilitates international adoptions by conducting home studies and serving as a liaison to foreign adoption agencies.
The department also is accepting short (10-15 minute) video stories via YouTube. Those submitting should upload the video to their personal YouTube accounts (available for free at YouTube.com), then e-mail the link to the address above or share it on the department’s page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OhioDeptOfAging). The departments will begin sharing the stories with the public in November.
The departments also encourage organizations that work with older adults and veterans to coordinate the collection of stories from those who may not otherwise be able to submit theirs. Groups interested in collecting and submitting stories from those they serve should contact the e-mail address above for more information.
The War Era Story Project is a follow-up to the Department of Aging’s award-winning 2009 Great Depression Story Project, which gained national media attention and was named a “Notable Government Document” by Library Journal.
Bands East River Drive and The Nu Tones and a DJ from Sounds of Music will play the sounds of the ‘80s and ‘90s, plus Top 40 favorites. Several cash bars and grill foods available for purchase.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting www.toledozoo.org/roar or by calling 419-385-5721, ext. 2091. Open to 21 and over; ID will be checked at the door. Tickets are $20 for Zoo members and $25 for non-members. One-hundred percent of Rock N Roar’s net proceeds support the zoo’s mission to inspire others to care for animals and conserve the natural world.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon buffet and program. Representatives from The Clothes Mentor resale shop in Perrysburg will present a fashion show. Music will be provided by Elijah Edwards, of Genoa and Donna Merkiel, of Stow, Ohio, will present, “Lights, Camera, Action! A Movie Buff Shares her Love Story.”
The cost is $10.50 for lunch and the program. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.
Throughout the period, 25 fatal crashes and 26 fatalities were reported, compared to the same time in FFY 2011, when there were 15 fatal crashes and 19 deaths.
Three of the fatalities were motorcyclists; one of whom was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and two who were not. Two of the fatalities were pedestrians, and one was a bicyclist who was not wearing a helmet.
Forty percent of the fatal crashes occurring within Lucas County in FFY 2012 involved a driver under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both at the time of the crash, and of the 20 fatalities where seat belts were available and belt use is known, only three people were buckled up at the time of the crash.
The Traffic Safety Program is funded through grants from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and is administered by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.
During flushing, residents may experience temporary low pressure and/or discoloration of water. Allow tap water to run for several minutes and it will clear.
If persistent problems regarding water pressure or discoloration occur, contact the Water Department at 419-849-3031.