Briefly, July 9

Eye program planned

St. Francis Home invites visually-impaired senior adults to attend a support group for individuals with low vision. The July meeting is 10:30-11:30 a.m. today at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave. in Tiffin. The title of this month’s session is “Understanding Drug Side Effects and Adverse Events” presented by Dan Roberts, director of MD Support.

The International Low Vision Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. to provide free webcast presentations about eye disease and living successfully with low vision. It is hosted by MD Support, a nonprofit organization offering information and help for people affected by macular degeneration and related eye diseases.

Staff members from St. Francis Home are to be on hand to facilitate the meetings. To reserve a seat, or for more information, contact Jane Cook, RN, director of nursing, at (419) 447-2723.

Saddle up for Senior Day 2013

The Seneca County Commission on Aging is inviting senior citizens to its annual Senior Day at Somerset Reception Center. The event is to run 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday with a “Wild West” theme. To learn more, call (419) 937-2962.

Duo featured for Lunch on the Lawn

FOSTORIA – Melody Road is to perform from noon-1 p.m. during the Fostoria Community Arts Council’s Lunch on the Lawn series Wednesday at the Fostoria Municipal Building. A box lunch featuring Frankart Farms pulled pork sandwiches is to be available for $5.

This free event is co-sponsored by the Fostoria Parks and Recreation Department and provided through a grant from the Henry Geary Family Foundation and KeyBank Foundation. The rain location will be across the street at the FCAC office, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria.

Deadline nears for TU Day tickets

Tiffin University Day at Cedar Point is set for July 19 with discounted admission prices. Wednesday is the final day for ticket orders that must be mailed. All tickets must be purchased in advance and picked up in advance or mailed. The cost is $33 for adults and $24 for those less than 48 inches tall or age 62 and older. Children age 2 and younger are admitted free. There is a handling fee of $3.

To order tickets, stop at the TU Alumni Office, 155 Miami St., and pay with a check, money order or credit card. To learn more or to order by phone, call (419) 448-3282.

A special TU booth is to be set up at the front gate from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Patrons who wear TU apparel can receive a wristband that is good for free soft drinks at most midway food stands all day. The park hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Local parish to host diocesan event

FOSTORIA St. Wendelin Parish is to host Ignite, a prayer event, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Toledo, this monthly program is for all who have experienced the love of God in Christ to share their journey. The gathering is to include testimonials, scripture and worship. For more information, contact Jon Hay at the parish office, (419) 435-6692 or e-mail him at

Gun control advocates plan vigil

FOSTORIA – The next “Second Friday” peace vigil by members of the Quad County Coalition is 4:30 p.m. Friday at the City Building, corner of Main and Tiffin streets in downtown Fostoria. Participants plan to remember those who lost their lives in Newtown, Conn., and also plan to call on public officials to enact regulations to reduce gun violence. The coalition’s website is

Pick up produce at farmers’ market

The second Downtown Tiffin Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services, is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday on Washington Street between Market and Perry streets. More than two dozen vendors are to offer a variety of seasonal fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and other items. AM 1600 WTTF is to provide entertainment.

Register Saturday at Bailiwicks

for Alzheimer’s walk set for Sept. 28

The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee are hosting their annual kickoff and registration event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Bailiwicks Coffee Co., 62 S. Washington St. Those interested are invited to drop by to register for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, pick up team captain packets or get more information about Alzheimer’s disease and how to become more involved. Door prizes are planned to those who register.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is slated for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Tiffin University Heminger Center. Register a team or find out more information by visiting or contacting Nick Vargas at (800) 272-3900. David and Jan Shelton are serving as the honorary chairpersons of this event.

Dine out, support Allen Eiry center

Bob Evans Restaurant in Tiffin is to host a community fundraiser for the Allen Eiry Senior Center 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. Patrons who present a flyer when they check out can designate 15 percent of the sale for the center.

Garden Tea planned

The Grammes-Brown House is the venue for a Garden Tea at 12:30 p.m. July 20. Members and friends of Tiffin Historic Trust prepare and serve the Victorian-style tea presented on china belonging to the original owners of the Grammes-Brown House. Guests are welcome to explore the renovated Victorian-era red brick home and gardens before and after the program.

Seating is limited. Contact Jackie at (419) 618-9728 for reservations. The teas are at the Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St., Tiffin. A $20 donation is requested.