All area women are invited to attend the “Let’s Get Organized” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Thursday, March 13 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon and program, which will feature Leslie Podalski, of Sylvania, offering tips to get organized; and musical entertainment from Bonnie Mohon. In addition, Diane Miller of Warsaw, Ind., will speak on “Extreme Freedom from Extreme Business.”
The price is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.
Boating courses set
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft will present an Ohio Boating Education Course Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Maumee Bay State Park Nature Center, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon.
The course will also be offered in two sessions March 24 and 25 from 5-9 p.m. at the Wood County Park District in Bowling Green.
Topics of discussion will include boating laws, navigational rules, safety equipment and more. Ohio law requires that boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1982 be able to show proof of successful completion of an approved boating safety education course when operating any watercraft powered by motor greater than 10 horsepower.
The course fee is $5, which includes the cost of course materials. Pre-registration is required due to class size limitations.
For more information or to RSVP, call 419-836-6003 or visit www.ohiodnr.gov.
Sirens to be tested
In conjunction with Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week March 2-8, there will be a statewide test of weather warning alert and preparedness procedures Wednesday, March 5 at 9:50 a.m.
The Ottawa County siren system will be activated for three minutes, and the Sheriff’s Dispatch will broadcast a test message to police, fire and EMS departments. The county will also test the Wireless Emergency Notification System, which activates cell phones, mobile devices and email in the event of an emergency. To sign up for the service, visit www.co.ottawa.oh.us/ottawacoema/index.html.
In addition, the National Weather Service will activate weather alert radios.
For more information, visit www.co.ottawa.oh.us/ottawacoema.
College Preview Night
More than 100 public and private colleges and universities from Ohio and the multi-state area will visit the Toledo area as Owens Community College hosts Northwest Ohio’s largest College Preview Night March 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. The event will provide prospective students the opportunity to visit with various college and university representatives and learn about financial aid, student activities, academic program offerings, athletic eligibility, accommodations for students with special needs, and more.
In addition, representatives from local financial institutions will be present to provide information on student loans, and high school counselors will be available to answer general college questions. Representatives of the various military branches will also be on hand to discuss admission to military academies, the ROTC and other scholarship-related programs.
The event will be held in the Owens Student Health and Activities Center and the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.
For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7777.
Veterans’ History Project
Because preserving the letters, diaries, pictures, and objects of past generations is the key to preserving history, the Hayes Presidential Center has launched the Northwest Ohio Veterans’ Oral History Project.
The program focuses on amassing the personal recollections of America’s war veterans in order to preserve an authentic record of wartime events from World War II to the present day.
The process begins with a personal interview, which is recorded. That recording is transcribed and combined with scans of photographs, letters, and correspondence provided by the veteran. The materials then become part of the Hayes Presidential Center’s Local History Collection and can be studied by educators, students, researchers, and scholars. Once all project materials are processed the veteran and/or family receives a Northwest Ohio Veterans’ Oral History Project packet that includes a typed transcription of the interview, photocopies of photographs and documents, a description of that collection, and a CD containing digital files of all material in the veteran’s individual collection. Original photographs and documents are returned. However, the Hayes Center would be pleased to accept veterans’ donations of original documents, letters, and photographs.
To participate or for more information, contact Curator of Manuscripts Nan Card or Julie Mayle at 419-332-2081, ext. 239. Businesses and organizations also can get involved in the project by sponsoring a veteran. Sponsorships help defray the costs of transcribing, copying, and digitizing materials.
Civil War Roundtable meeting
The Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable will meet Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Navarre Park Shelter House, 1001 White St., East Toledo.
Speaker historian and author Tom Nanzig, of the Ann Arbor Civil War Roundtable, will discuss, “The Secession of West Virginia.” Prior to the presentation, there will be a short business meeting, trivia, a book raffle and refreshments.
Meetings are free and open to the public. Ample lighted parking is available at the Shelter House. Visit the Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable on Facebook for additional information.
Open house set
A grand opening will be held for Heartbeat of Toledo’s Your First Look East Toledo Women's Center, located in the historic Weber Block Building (corner of Front and Main), Thursday, March 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The center offers support and assistance to women facing unplanned pregnancies, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and confidential options counseling. The East Toledo location will also offer free prenatal, parenting and relationship classes with the opportunity to earn free baby items.
Parking located behind the building off Front Street. For more information, visit www.heartbeatoftoledo.org.