Briefly, Nov. 5

Community dinner set for Thanksgiving

The Salvation Army has planned its Community Thanksgiving Dinner for 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Donations of turkeys and other food items are being accepted.

Call (419) 447-3274 for more information.

Slots open for dental clinic

The Dental Center of Northwest Ohio is bringing its mobile dental clinic, The Smile Express, to Tiffin Nov. 14 at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St.

Those with income at or below 300 percnt of the federal poverty guidelines with or without dental insurance still can make an appointment for that day. Call toll-free at (866) 378-6965.

Learn about vaccines at PatchWorks

The Seneca County General Health District is offering “Protecting Your Child’s Health with Shots” at 11 a.m. Thursday at PatchWorks House, 42 Madison St. This class is to inform parents about the why, what, where and when of vaccines.

The class is free. For more information, call (419) 448-0088.

Good Shepherd bazaar scheduled

FOSTORIA – Spend the day at Good Shepherd Home as the auxiliary hosts its annual Home for the Holidays Bazaar Thursday at the home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria.

The event begins with a pecan roll breakfast 9-10 a.m. in the dining room. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., volunteers are to serve ham loaf dinners, soup, sandwiches and homemade desserts. The home’s dinner buffet is to be offered 4-6 p.m. to dine in or carry out. Baked goods and crafts made by residents and auxiliary members are to be for sale in the lower level.

Also, the “Trash & Treasures” area is to be open and a silent auction is planned.

Art to go ‘off the wall’ at auction

Tiffin Art Guild Gallery is to open at 6 p.m. Thursday for its “Off the Wall” art auction. Works of art created and donated by TAG members are to be auctioned by Michael Strong starting at 7 p.m. at the gallery, 178 S. Washington St.

The pieces for the auction are on display now during the gallery’s winter hours, 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit or call (419) 443-0478.

Coalition plans vigil against violence

FOSTORIA – The Quad County Coalition is to conduct another Second Friday vigil to remember the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings of December 2012. While making a public witness for nonviolence, the group will be calling upon political leaders to enact reforms that will reduce gun violence in America.

This week’s vigil will be at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Fostoria Municipal Building at the corner of Tiffin and Main streets.

Trio of dinners on tap this weekend

The Seneca County Commission on Aging is to offer a fish fry 5-8 p.m. Friday at Somerset Reception Hall, 382 Huron St. Tickets are $7.50 in advance and $8 at the door. Kids’ meals are $4.

For more information and tickets, call (419) 447-5792.

The Gaietto family is to serve its lasagna and spaghetti noon-8 p.m. Saturday at the Tiffin Knights of Columbus. The cost is $10 per dinner, with all proceeds to be donated to St. Mary’s “Raise the Roof” fund.

A spaghetti dinner is set for 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Bascom United Methodist Church. Homemade baked goods are to be for sale. The meals are $7 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and younger.

Nonviolence techniques advocated

Project Peace is to host “A Heart of Nonviolence” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Spirituality Center. Presenters at this nonviolence retreat are Sisters Paulette Schroeder and Josie Setzler.

The cost of $35 includes retreat, materials and lunch. For registration and details, call (419) 443-1485.

Forum to weigh discipline for children

PatchWorks House, 42 Madison St., is offering a discussion about alternatives to spanking and other physical means to discipline children.

This free session includes two classes, 10:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 13 and 20. For more information, call (419) 448-0088.