Lifestyle briefs

Fostoria arts group to host annual meeting

FOSTORIA – Fostoria Community Arts Council is to conduct its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday in its offices at 125 S. Main St., Fostoria.

Open to the public, the meeting is to include the election of officers and planning for fundraisers, concerts and projects in 2013. Coffee and sweets are to be served.

Program to focus on Civil War-era music

The Johnsons Island Civil War Round Table is to meet Sunday at T.J. Willie’s restaurant in Tiffin. Members of the Heritage Minstrels are to present the program, “Civil War Songs of the South” at 7 p.m.

The group is open to new members. Members and guests may arrive at 5:15 p.m. for dinner and socializing prior to the meeting.

Tiffin Art Guild launches photography competition

Tiffin Art Guild is calling for entries for its third annual photography competition.

The 2013 Photo Prize and Show is open to northwest and north central Ohio photographers, amateur or professional, ages 16 and older.

Deadline for entries is Feb. 23, followed by jury selection. Entries may be delivered at the TAG gallery noon-4 p.m. Feb. 21-23. Entry forms with entry fees may be submitted in advance by mail or in person.

The show will open at 6:30 p.m. March 2 at Tiffin Art Guild and Gallery, 178 S. Washington St. Cash prizes are to be awarded for best of show ($150), first place color ($75), first place black and white ($75), three category prizes ($50 each) and two honorable mentions ($25 each).

Entry fees are $20 for TAG members and $25 for non-members, which covers up to four entries. Photos must be matted and framed with glass or rigid plexiglass over the photo and matte.

Rules and entry forms can be downloaded from www.tiffinartguild.

org or obtained at the TAG gallery. To receive a form by mail, email to or call the gallery at (419) 443-0478.

Sharing Kitchen to have open house in Fostoria

FOSTORIA – The Sharing Kitchen of Fostoria is to celebrate its 30th anniversary with an open house 2-4 p.m. Sunday at its location, 321 N. Main St., Fostoria.

The soup kitchen began operation Jan. 24, 1983, and has served more than 500,000 meals since. Hot meals are served 9-11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Kitchen workers from more than 20 churches are volunteers. The kitchen operates on donations only.

Cornhole tourney slated

Tiffin-Seneca United Way is to host its fifth annual Cornhole Championship 2-4 p.m. March 3 at Camden Falls.

Businesses and organizations are being invited to sponsor a team in the friendly “Battle of the Businesses.” Cash prizes will be given to the top four teams.

To register, contact the United Way at (419) 448-0355, stop by the office or go to and click on “events.”

Forms may be mailed with a check payable to Tiffin-Seneca United Way, 201 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, or dropped off at the office.

Registration forms also may be faxed to (419) 448-0709 by Feb. 27.

Hayes Presidential Center exhibit, lecture coming

FREMONT – During February, the Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont is to host two special events.

A reception for the opening of a new exhibit, “War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier,” is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Hayes Museum.

The exhibit features items on loan from the Lou Schultz Collection. Opening remarks begin at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are to be served.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Feb. 8.

The annual “Lecture on the Presidency” is planned for Feb. 17 in the Hayes Museum.

A cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 and lecture at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is Thomas J. Culbertson, who is to address the topic, “Did Rutherford B. Hayes End Reconstruction?”

Cost for the evening is $30 or $10 for the lecture only. Reservations and payment are required by Feb. 12.

To register for either program, email or call (419) 332-2081, ext. 238.