Briefly, Oct. 8

Buy a piece of local history

At 3 p.m. today, original items from the 1884 Grammes Brown home, 172 Jefferson St., are to go on the auction block. Gebhardt Auctions is to conduct the sale as a benefit for Tiffin Historic Trust, the home’s current owner. The items available include vintage clothing and accessories, linens, kitchenware, books, collectibles, trunks, architectural pieces and holiday decorations. A food stand is to be set up at the site. For more information, visit

Free depression screening, other services offered

To observe National Depression Screening Day Thursday, the mental health board and its Suicide Prevention Coalition plan to offer free depression screening 9-11 a.m. at Tiffin University’s Gillmor Center.

Also, the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties has planned events for Mental Illness Awareness Week.

A candlelight vigil is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in front of Clay Hall at Terra State Community College in Fremont.

Free depression screenings are to take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday in Building B at Terra.

“QPR Saving Lives Training” is to be offered 10:30-11:45 a.m. Friday at Terra.

Reservations still are being accepted for NAMI’s Ray of Hope Dinner at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Anjulina’s Hall in Fremont. Call (888) 582-8889 to reserve a seat and receive more details.

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Prayers for immigration reform

The Sisters of St. Francis are to host a prayer service for humane immigration reform at 7 p.m. Monday in the convent chapel.

Heidelberg to host Ohio Poetry Day for two days in October

Workshops, poetry readings and fellowship are to be offered at Ohio Poetry Day, Oct. 18-19, in Herbster Chapel in Pfleiderer Hall on the Heidelberg University campus in Tiffin. Participants are to gather at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 for a writing exercise, discussion and possibly an overnight contest.

Saturday, registration opens at 9 a.m. with a workshop 10 a.m.-noon. Winning poems from the Evan Lodge workshop contest are to be featured. The workshop is free for students and $1.50 for the general public. A book room is to be open for display and sale of poetry books.

Lunch is to take place in the Aramark Room of Hoernemann Refectory. The day is to conclude with a program by Poet of the Year Lianne Spidel. She is to have her books to sign and sell. Winners from the overnight contests are invited to read their poems, and winners from Ohio Poetry Day contests and other competitions also can read their works and pick up their prizes.

Workshop fees and lunch reservations at $8 per person can be sent to Amy Jo Zook, 3520 SR 56, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. They should be received by Monday. To learn more, call her at (937) 834-2666.

Tiffin resident to turn 110

Audrey Lott, a resident of St. Francis Home, will turn 110 years old Oct. 19. Anyone who wishes to send her a card can do so c/o St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883.

Care center offering outpatient therapy; open house planned

FOSTORIA – Independence House, 1000 Independence Road, Fostoria, is launching a new community outpatient program. The public is invited to stop by and meet the therapy team during an open house and ribbon cutting 4-6 p.m. Oct. 17. Those who cannot make it that day can visit or call (419) 435-8505.

Arts council to offer wine and cheese party fundraiser

FOSTORIA – The Fostoria Community Arts Council has planned a Wine and Cheese Tasting Party for its annual fall fundraiser. The event is 7-9 p.m. Oct. 19, 2013 at the Arts & Business Center, 125 S. Main St., Fostoria. Patrons age 21 and older can sample a variety of wines.

A silent auction of gift baskets from Fostoria Art and Frame, Dr. Timothy Sulken, Beerco, Grand Court, The Review Times, Scentsy and several others from local businesses and FCAC members is to be conducted. Entertainment will be provided by Melody Road, Danny Opperman, Dave Goebel and the Hanson Brothers.

The price for the ticket is $20, which includes a raffle entry and five wine samples along with a showing of Maria Wainscott’s art work in the FCAC gallery. Tickets are available at the Bookshelf II & More, Fostoria Art and Frame, Payne Brothers Greenhouse or from FCAC members. For additional information, call Browning Payne at (419) 435-4324.

Doughnuts to be made, sold

SYCAMORE – The women of Mohawk Lioness are to make doughnuts Oct. 26 at the Sycamore Firehouse, starting at 7:30 a.m. Orders are being taken in advance through club members. The public also can come to watch the doughnut making and pick out a dozen or two to take home.