Briefly, Oct. 1

Inspirational speakers coming to UF this week

FINDLAY – Winebrenner Seminary is presenting two events to observe Diversity Month at The University of Findlay. Both take place 8-10 p.m. at 950 N. Main St. on UF campus, and both are free.

“The Nick Scott Story” features a presentation today by Nick Scott, who was disabled after a near-fatal traffic accident. He has turned tragedy into triumph by becoming an author, speaker, bodybuilder, wheelchair dancer and personal trainer.

Jody Fuller, a captain in the Alabama National Guard, is a comic, speaker, writer and veteran of three tours of duty in Iraq. A lifetime stutterer, he brings awareness to veterans’ issues and stuttering in a humorous manner. This program Wednesday is aimed at those older than 13.

Rummage sale set

Faith United Methodist Church is having a rummage sale Thursday and Friday in the lower level of the church, 75 N. Sandusky St.

A lunch is to be served Thursday only.

For more details, call (419) 447-6748.

Registration due for

annual dinner, awards

FREMONT – Friday is the deadline to reserve a seat at the 11th annual Ray of Hope dinner and awards 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Anjulina’s Catering and Banquet Hall, 2270 W. Hayes Ave., Fremont.

President of NAMI Ohio, Bob Spada, is to be the keynote speaker. Lois and Lee Waggoner of Fremont are to be honored for dedication and service to those living with mental illness. A raffle and live music also are planned.

Tickets are $25 and $350 for a table of eight. To RSVP, call (888) 582-8889.

Overland Inn to host

benefit dinner Saturday

MCCUTCHENVILLE – The annual Overland Inn Dinner benefit is set for Saturday at the inn on SR 53 in McCutchenville. The cost is $25.

Tickets are available at Shusters’ Flowers and at the Wyandot County Museum.

Call (419) 294-3857 for details.

NAMI group forming

FREMONT – Terra State Community College is the site of a new group, NAMI on Campus. It meets 10:30 a.m.-noon every Thursday to offer support and help for students at Terra.

The peer-facilitated group provides an ongoing opportunity to discuss the challenges of being a student and living with depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. Techniques for maintaining wellness also are discussed.

‘Spooktacular’ slated

FINDLAY – Hancock Historical Museum is to host a “Spooktacular” 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., Findlay.

Participants can hear ghost stories, play games, visit with historical re-enactors and do seasonal crafts.

The cost is $5. Call (419) 423-4433 for more information.

Halloween party to raise diabetes research funds

GREEN SPRINGS – LA Hair Design is to host “When Pigs Fly,” a Halloween party to help raise money for Northwest Ohio Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

The party is 1-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Green Springs American Legion. There will be an educational speaker from Bellevue Hospital, raffles, door prizes and a sugar-free trick or treat. There is a costume contest for for ages 1-16, divided into age groups of 1-4, 5-10 and 11-16.

LA Hair Design staff will be donating their time and talents to this cause.

Admission is $5.

Suicide prevention

FREMONT – The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is sponsoring a fall training session on suicide assessment, prevention and intervention from 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 1 at Sandusky County Department of Jobs and Family Services, 2511 Countryside Drive, Fremont.

Doctors Paul and Darcy Haag Granello of The Ohio State University are featured speakers. The cost of $10 includes a continental breakfast and continuing education credits for licensed therapists and social workers.

Registrations are due by Oct. 18. Call (419) 448-9440 for more details.

Vendors needed for bazaar

FOSTORIA – November 7 is several weeks away, but Good Shepherd Home Auxiliary in Fostoria is preparing now for its annual Fall Bazaar and Silent Auction. Linda Gutierrez, chairwoman of the event, is looking for vendors to set up in the lower level of the home and donations to be used for the auction, which is to open at 9 a.m. and end at 6:30 p.m.

The all-day event begins at 8:30 a.m. with the sale of freshly-baked pecan and cinnamon rolls. These can be pre-ordered to be sure no one misses out. Lunch is to be served 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with ham loaf and a soup and salad bar. Hours for the evening buffet are 4-6:30 p.m. All meals are to be served in the main dining room.

Proceeds from the event help to offset expenses in the beauty shop and reduce the cost of its services for residents. The auxiliary also has decided to donate money for the Good Shepherd?s new therapy room expansion, in addition to contributing to the activities department.

For more information, call Gutierrez at (419) 937-1801, ext. 211 or Cindy at ext. 249.