Briefly, April 2

TAG offers April classes

Experienced artists from Tiffin Art Guild are to serve as instructors for classes in oil and acrylic painting and glass fusing during April at the TAG gallery, 178 S. Washington St.

From noon-3 p.m. today and April 9 is an oil painting class with Carol Hoffman. Participants are to complete a spring landscape. Supplies are included at a cost of $40 for members or $50 for non-members.

Digital photography with instructor Lisa Wolph is to be offered 12:30-3:30 p.m. April 13 and a second 3-hour session chosen by the students. The class fee is $20 for members, $30 for non-members

Jill Groves is to teach beginning glass fusing 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20. Participants can make a glass tile. The fee is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Materials are included.

Acrylic abstract painting with instructor Judy Downey is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 23. The cost is $25 for members, $35 non-members.

Registration can be done at the gallery, online at or by calling (419) 443-0478.

Theater workshop coming

UPPER SANDUSKY – Registration for this year’s Star Kids children’s theatre workshop is to take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at Star Theatre in Upper Sandusky.

A maximum of 35 children are to be accepted. Directed by Lori Lavery, the workshop is open to children in grades 1-6. Children residing in any county or school district are eligible. A parent or guardian needs to be present to fill out paperwork.

This year’s workshop is to take place 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays beginning April 27 and for one full week June 3-7.

The $40 registration fee covers the cost of T-shirts and materials. A discount is offered for more than one child registered in the same family.

Call (614) 832-3089 or email lorilavery for more details.

Museum to open Thursday

CLYDE – The Clyde Museum is to open for the 2013 summer season Thursday. Located in the former Grace Episcopal church at 124 W. Buckeye St., the museum is to be open 1-4 p.m. every Thursday through September.

Curator Brenda Stultz has organized some new exhibits and is planning family programs for June, July and August.

Groups wanting to visit the museum at other times can make arrangements by calling Stultz at (419) 547-7946.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

FACT benefit slated Saturday

What began in 2007 as a cancer fundraiser at Megan’s Alpine has become an annual event at a larger venue. The 2013 benefit is set for 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Tiffin Moose, 1146 N. SR 53.

Look for the “Trucking for a Cure” rig to be on the grounds, thanks to Bowling Transportation of Fostoria.

Around 7 p.m., two women are to have their hair cut for donation to Locks of Love. Sandwiches, snacks and beverages are to be for sale, raffles are to take place, silent and live auctions are to be conducted, and the band Spitune is to play music.

For more information, call (419) 937-4524.

House history class offered

FREMONT – “Tracing Your House’s History” is an educational seminar to be taught by Hayes Presidential Center Librarian Becky Hill from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes Museum.

Hill is to explain how to use printed resources and online sources to get to the root of your home’s past. She guides attendees in identifying prior owners of structures, as well as the history of the properties.

Deeds are among the reference materials Hill highlights, as well as Sanborn Maps, city directories and tax records.

The cost is $10 adults and $5 students. Register by calling (419) 332-2081.

Science Day available

Students ages 5-10 years old can learn how to protect the environment with renewable sources of energy April 13.

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center on the St. Francis Community campus in Tiffin is to offer “Environmentalist” at 9 a.m. Participants can visit the straw house, wind turbine and solar array. Children can see how much energy can be produced using solar cells and miniature wind turbines.

Cost is $6. Register at (419) 448-7485.

Award nominees needed

MANSFIELD – Ohio District 5 of the Area Agency on Aging is taking nominations for two awards. The deadline for both is May 1.

The 2013 Community Service Award is to honor a community organization for continuing service to Ohio’s senior citizens. This is not to include senior citizen clubs, senior centers or senior organizations.

Only one award is to be presented for the nine-county area of District 5. Previous recipients are not eligible.

The 2013 Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards are to recognize one senior from each of the nine counties (Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca and Wyandot). Individuals and organizations involved with seniors may submit nominations.

Regulations are detailed online at, where forms also can be downloaded. Call (800) 522-5680, ext. 1157, with questions.