Briefly, April 30

Farmers’ markets to begin

FOSTORIA – The first Fostoria Farmers’ Market is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday with a Mother’s Day theme. The market is to set up at the downtown KeyBank, 133 W Tiffin St.

With Mothers’ Day, approaching, a variety of gift ideas are to be available for moms of all ages. The vendors will have flowers and plants; jewelry, pottery, hand-woven and sewn items, including propane covers; fresh produce, homemade baked goods, jams, soaps; original artwork and photography; and items from Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Union Springs Wellness, Thirty-One and Scentsy. Also, home-grown canned beef, doggie treats, brooms, and flagpole sets will be offered.

In addition, raffle tickets will be available from members of the Fostoria Latino Fest committee and Tiffin St. Mary Church festival volunteers.

For more information, call Carol at (419) 435-1718.

Bridal show offered

ATTICA – “From This Day Forward” bridal show is to take place 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday in the entertainment building at the Attica Fairgrounds. Vendors are to set up in the 4,500-square-foot reception hall.

To learn more, call Cindy at (419) 937-7543.

Senior center serving chicken

Allen Eiry Center, 28 Hopewell Ave., is to serve a Sgt. Oinks chicken barbecue 4:30-7 p.m. May 9 at the center. The cost is $9 in advance or $11 at the door.

For more details, call (419) 448-9774.

Peace vigils in the works

FOSTORIA – Quad County Coalition for Sensible Regulation of Guns is to begin a series of “Second Friday” peace vigils, so named because the Newtown shootings happened on a second Friday.

The first vigil is to be at 4:30 p.m. May 10 at South Main and West Tiffin streets at the city building in Fostoria. The group may move to Risdon Square on Countyline Street on other occasions.

Self-publishing class on tap

FREMONT – For those who wish to publish a book, a travelogue of a memorable vacation or create a family cookbook using grandma’s best recipes, the Hayes Presidential Center is offering a workshop this weekend.

“Make a Book” teaches how to use free online resources to self-publish a professional quality book in any quantity. The class takes place 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes Museum. Instructors Gilbert Gonzalez and Becky Hill explain the process of economically making a personalized book using

Cost of the class is $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school.

Registration is required by calling (419) 332-2081, ext. 231.

Fused glass show coming

Elaine Bast, Jill Groves and Fran Jackson are the featured artists in a fused glass exhibition, “Three Artisans.” The month-long exhibit is to open Saturday with a free reception and open house 4-6 p.m. at Tiffin Art Guild Gallery, 178 S. Washington St.

The trio is to be on hand to present their work and answer questions.

“Three Artisans” is to continue through May 31.

Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (419) 889-5828.

GED classes to begin

It is time to enroll in ABLE/GED Fast Track summer classes at Sentinel Career and Technology Center, 793 E. TR 201.

Classes, free to adults, are to begin 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 p.m. May 15 in room 244 of the Family Learning Center at Sentinel.

Students are required to attend two classes per week June 3-Aug. 5. Morning classes are 9-11:30 a.m. and evening classes are 5:30-8 p.m. The official GED test is planned Aug. 6-7.

For more information, call (419) 448-5084.