Briefly, April 16

Alzheimer’s fundraisers on tap

Elmwood at the Shawhan, 54 S. Washington St., Tiffin, is conducting two events to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Both are to take place in the Emerald Dining Room at the Shawhan.

A “Simply Spring” Card Party is set for 2-4 p.m. Thursday. It is to feature refreshments, door and table prizes. Admission is $5.

April 23, Elmwood is to serve a French toast and sausage breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. The cost is $7.

For reservations at either event, call Maria at (419) 447-6885.

Book fair coming to St. Francis

St. Francis Home in Tiffin is to host a book fair 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the first-floor auditorium at St. Francis Home. A large selection of new books and unique gift items are to be available at discounted prices.

St. Francis Home is at 182 St. Francis Ave. For more information, call (419) 447-2723.

Sample wine, chocolate, politics

The Seneca County Democratic Party is to host “An Evening of Wines and Chocolates” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the American Civil War Museum of Ohio.

Sample Vermilion Valley Wines and chocolates from Neumeisters Candy Shoppe in Tiffin. Clover Club is to cater the event.

The cost is $20. For more information or reservations, call Tom at (567) 220-6016.

Pasta to be served at VFW

Tiffin VFW Post 2858 is to host “a true Italian spaghetti dinner” at 5 p.m. Saturday at 345 N. TR 91. The cost is $7 per dinner. Serving continues until the food runs out.

For more details, call (419) 448-9023.

Square dancing to benefit Calvert

GIBSONBURG – St. Joseph Catholic Church is to sponsor an evening of square dancing 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Ole Zim’s, 1375 S. SR 590, Gibsonburg. This event is a benefit for Calvert Catholic Schools.

Tickets are $13, which includes soft drinks and chips. For tickets, call (419) 937-1220 or (567) 278-1690. To charge by phone, call (419) 665-2577.

Tiffin Historic Trust to serve tea

A “Music Tea,” this season’s first Victorian tea offered by the Tiffin Historic Trust, is set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Woodwind Trio from Heidelberg University is to entertain guests. Tours of the Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St., are included with admission. Seating is limited.

Call Nancy Cook at (419) 447-0665 for reservations and information.

Learn more about War of 1812

The Seneca County Historical Society is to meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Seneca County Museum, 28 Clay St. After a short business meeting, Kenneth Davison is to present “The War of 1812 – Reconsidered.”

The public is welcome to attend at no charge.

Seminar to inform veterans

St. Francis Senior Ministries is to present an educational seminar on veterans’ benefits at 7 p.m. Monday in the auditorium at Elizabeth Schaefer Apartments. Mac McAuliffe and Tara Balliet from Seneca County Veterans Services are to present information on veterans’ benefits for assisted living, nursing home care and more.

For more information about the free event, call Kellie Hartsel at (419) 443-1540.

Glass museum to host rummage sale

The Tiffin Glass Collectors Club is having a rummage and bake sale 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. April 23 at the Tiffin Glass Museum, 25 S. Washington St.

Craft show accepting vendors

FOSTORIA – Sign-up has begun for the craft show at the Glass Heritage Festival. Independent consultants and crafters may sign up for a space at the craft show, which will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 20 in conjunction with the 21st annual Fostoria Glass Heritage Festival.

Spaces are 10- by 10-foot and cost $10 each. Only two spaces have electrical service. This will be granted for an additional $5 fee to the first participants to register.

The show is to be located outdoors on Center Street between North Main and the first alley on Center Street.

For more show information or to request a vendor agreement form, call Terri Black at (419) 435-4748.