News Briefs Week Of 9/26/2022

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Chocolate Crawl set
Tickets are on sale for United Way in Wood County’s fifth annual Charity Chocolate Crawl, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 15.
From 2-6 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to visit more than 20 restaurants, retail shops and local nonprofits throughout downtown Bowling Green, with each location sharing a signature sweet treat.
Tickets, otherwise known as Golden Passports, are $20. Proceeds support UWWC and its community partners’ ongoing work to strengthen education, financial stability, health and housing resources for Wood County residents. Purchase tickets online on Eventbrite. For information about the locations, visit United Way in Wood County on Facebook.

Moms groups forming
A MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) and MOMSnext (Moms with Kids of All Ages) group is being formed at Mainstreet Church, 5465 Moline-Martin Rd., Walbridge.
A Wednesday group will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month beginning Oct. 5.
A Thursday morning group will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month beginning Oct. 6.
For more information visit beginning Sunday, Sept. 18.

Live! In the House
Tim Graves & The Farm Hands will bring their Bluegrass sounds to the stage of the Pemberville Opera House Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville, at the door or by calling Carol at 419-287-4848. The Pemberville Opera House is located at 115 Main St.
Since their inception in 2010, Tim Graves & The Farm Hands have received numerous major awards, including Bluegrass Gospel Band of the Year at the 2019 and 2020 Bluegrass Music Awards.
The band is comprised of guitarist Graves, a Grammy award winner who was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2015; banjo player Don Wayne Reno; Jimmy Haynes, who plays guitar, sings and does some songwriting and singer and multi-talented musician, Terry Elderedge,
To learn more about the band, visit
To learn more about the concert or the Live! In the House Concert Series, which offers live entertainment at the Opera House through May, visit

Hayes escape room
It’s President Rutherford B. Hayes’ 200th birthday, and First Lady Lucy Hayes has hidden his present.
President Hayes has 30 minutes to find it, and he needs your help. Lucy left clues inspired by the presidential history her husband knows and loves, along with a few surprises.
With the president busy in meetings all day, it is up to your team to uncover the clues and find this hidden, precious gift.
That’s the premise of the escape room experience the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is offering on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, as part of Hayes’ 200th birthday celebration.
The escape room will be offered at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $8 for Hayes Presidential members. Each session is limited to eight people.
Tickets are available at
This escape room is geared toward kids and families, but all ages are welcome to participate.
This event is part of the kickoff weekend to Hayes’ 200th birthday celebration, which will include events through October 2023. For details, visit
Hayes’ birthday celebration is sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank.

Ice Frogs to hold
‘Get to Know Us’
event Sept. 25
The Black Swamp Ice Frogs (BSIF), a co-ed, no-contact Association of Special Needs Hockey program for ages 5 and up, will hold a season kick-off Sunday, Sept. 25.
The “Get to Know Us Skate” will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Slater Family Ice Arena at Bowling Green State University. Check-in will begin at 4:30 p.m. Participants can skate with the team and coaches from 5-6 p.m.
The event is open to anyone who would like to give the Black Swamp Ice Frogs a try. One-on-one instruction will be offered and everything needed to participate will be included.
BSIF provides individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn to skate and participate in the sport of ice hockey. The goal of the program is to develop dependability, self-reliance, focus and personal accountability. Skaters of all skill levels are welcome, from the non-skater to the experienced.
Fees for the program include participants’ practice ice time, skates, equipment, instruction and coaching.
For more information, email or visit


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