Briefly, April 9

FOP to sponsor showing

of ‘Heroes Behind the Badge’

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 128, Tiffin, is sponsoring a screening of the movie, “Heroes Behind the Badge,” at 7 p.m. Friday at North Central Ohio Education Service Center, 928 W. Market St.

The film recounts dramatic stories of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty or who survived to tell the tales. In addition to the movie, special guest Matt Dunn, retired Sandusky Police officer, is to speak. Chief Fred Stevens of the Tiffin Police Department is to conduct a question-and-answer session.

Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for those with a student ID.

For more information, contact Brent at

CERT training to be offered

The next Community Emergency Response Team training is to take place 8 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Public Safety Building at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.

To learn more, visit www.senecacert.

com or call Garland at (567) 230-0782.

Appalachian craft show slated

FOSTORIA – An Appalachian Craft Fair is set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at High Street United Methodist Church, 243 W. High St., Fostoria. Artisans from the Red Bird Valley of Kentucky are making their wares available through the church’s Red Bird Mission.

Founded in 1921 in the rural community of Beverly, Red Bird Mission has helped local residents to become more self-reliant. The mission has a school, dental clinic and thrift store. It also offers health education, community outreach and a housing improvement program.

For more details, call the church at (419) 435-1869.

Breakfast to benefit youth

The Optimist Club of Tiffin is to serve a pancake and sausage breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sunday in the Youth Center Building at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.

The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children 12 and younger. The profits are to be used for the club’s community service and youth programs.

New Music Festival canceled; final concert to go on at ‘Berg

Because of illness, the featured composer and ensemble scheduled to headline Heidelberg’s New Music Festival have had to cancel their appearance in Tiffin; however, the final concert for the weekend, “New Music Live!” will go on as scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday in Brenneman Music Hall.

“New Music Live!” is to feature recent and classical contemporary works, performed almost exclusively by Heidelberg faculty and students. One guest pianist, Stephanie Titus, a doctoral student at Bowling Green State University, is to kick off the program. Other performers include adjunct instructors Melissa Bosma (oboe) and Eric Rutherford (bassoon) and December graduate John Huenemann, who is to perform an original composition.

The Symphonic Band is to conclude the program with a performance of “Flashbax” by contemporary composer Jesse Ayers, who is on the music faculty at Malone University.

The concert is free.

Local fundraisers planned

Local Bob Evans restaurants are hosting charity fundraisers next week. Bob Evans is to donate 15 percent of each sale to the designated charity when the customer presents a flyer at the time of check-out.

The Tiffin location, 2310 W. SR 18, is to donate a portion of Monday’s sales to Community Hospice Care from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. During the same hours Tuesday, Friends of the Tiffin Bark Park are to receive a portion of sales.

Also Tuesday, The Alzheimer’s Association is the beneficiary 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at three Bob Evans stores: 1111 N. Countyline, Fostoria; 2011 SR 53, Fremont; and 1517 N. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus.

Social Security forum on tap

FOSTORIA – Marlene Burns of Burns Financial Solutions is to present “Securing Social Security Today, Tomorrow and for the Future” at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. April 16 at Kaubisch Memorial Library, Fostoria.

The program guides participants in making decisions when filing for Social Security benefits. Topics include how marital status impacts benefits; how benefits for one spouse may be affected based on when and how the other spouse files; and strategies to maximize the benefits received.

Each session should last 60-90 minutes. Seating is limited for this free workshop. Call Burns (800) 743-0620 by Friday to reserve a spot.

Group scraps meeting

NAMI Depression/Bipolar Support Group will not have its regular meeting April 16 at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library.

The next regular group is to meet 7-8:30 p.m. May 21.