Briefly, Jan. 14

Understanding substance abuse

topic of upcoming workshop at ‘Berg

New Transitions Counseling in Tiffin is sponsoring a free workshop, “Understanding Drug or Alcohol Addiction and Family Recovery.”

Those concerned about a loved one’s drinking or drug use and unsure what to do are welcome to attend. Led by Joanne Kosta, licensed mental health and substance abuse counselor, the workshop is to run 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 25 in the Campus Center at Heidelberg University.

No registration is needed. Participants should park in the Rebecca Street parking lot behind the Campus Center. For more details, call (419) 448-4094.

Hayes forum surveys house histories

FREMONT The Hayes Presidential Center can help homeowners give voice to their home’s walls with the “Tracing Your House’s History” class. Head Librarian Becky Hill is instructor for the 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday session in the Hayes Museum.

Hill is to explain how to use printed resources and online sources to get to the root of a home’s past. She guides attendees in identifying prior owners of structures, as well as the history of the properties. Among the available reference materials Hill is to discuss are deeds, Sanborn Maps, city directories and tax records.

Registration is required. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school. To register, call (419) 332-2081, ext. 231.

Lyme Village sets annual meeting

BELLEVUE – The 2014 annual meeting of Historic Lyme Village is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at the visitors’ center. Four trustees are to be elected and annual reports are to be presented.

Also, the Sandusky Maritime Museum is to give a program on the Underground Railroad, which includes a video partially filmed at Lyme Village. Refreshments are to be served.

For questions, call (419) 483-4949.

Pair of scrapbooking days scheduled

FOSTORIA – Good Shepherd Home is to host its sixth annual Scrapbook Day 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 25.

Reserve a spot with a $10 (non-refundable) registration fee. Limited space is available. The deadline for registration is Friday.

For more information, call Kathy Theis at (419) 937-1801.

The Tiffin Mothers of Twins is planning a day for scrapbookers 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 1 at First United Baptist Church, 419 Coe St.

The cost is $30 and includes a full table, lunch (homemade soup and baked potato bar), dinner (new pasta bar), drinks and snacks, goodie bags, door prizes, make-and-takes and contests.

For more information or to register, call Andria at (419) 937-7374 by Jan. 27.