Briefly, March 12

Bidding to open for auction

The 29th annual Rotary auction is set for 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at The Ritz Theatre. About 300 items from area businesses and individuals are up for bids.

All can be seen on Time Warner Cable Channel 21or by stopping at the theater, 30 S. Washington St.

The auction items include gift cards and certificates, candy, art, appliances, pet items, memberships, gift baskets, musical instruments, vacation packages, tools, sports equipment and memorabilia, books, home accessories, electronics, food, concert tickets and more.

To place bids, call (419) 447-1334.

Craft show this weekend

The Creative Arts Studio at Seneca County Opportunity Center is to present its 5th annual craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the center, 780 E. CR 20.

Individuals with mental and physical challenges have created a variety of items to be sold.

Vendor tables, pictures with the Easter Bunny, door prizes and lunch also are to be offered. To reserve a vendor slot, call (419) 447-7521.

Women’s Civil War roles

examined at local seminar

Jennifer Distel will be presenting “Women in the Civil War” 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the American Civil War Museum of Ohio in Tiffin.

Distel is a volunteer at the museum as well as a member of the Johnson’s Island Civil War Round Table. Guests will learn how women supported the war effort.

The museum will be open at noon so guests may browse the museum and gift shop before and after the event.

For this event, rates are reduced to $4 for adults and $2 for children.

Daffodils ready for sale

FOSTORIA – Volunteers are to conduct Daffodil Days street sales 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Wednesday at The Cafe, Great Scot and K-Mart in Fostoria.

Fostoria Hospital is to have an assortment of arrangements available today. This is a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

Learn more about caring

for individuals with dementia

FOSTORIA – Good Shepherd Home has invited dementia expert Teepa Snow to give a free seminar April 2 and 3 in Fostoria.

An occupational therapist with more than 30 years of experience, Snow has taught in medical and nursing schools and graduate programs. She has given hundreds of continuing education programs and conducted family support and education sessions nationwide.

In addition to specific topics, Snow has three goals for every session and each participant: to learn something about dementia they didn’t know, to gain new skills to integrate into caregiving and to have fun while learning.

The April 2 session is to run 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. April 3, instruction is to run 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a 90-minute lunch break each day.

To register, call Good Shepherd at (419) 937-1801.