Briefly, April 29

Good Samaritan to stage

annual dinner, auction

FOSTORIA – The 11th annual “Good Samaritan Dinner and Auction” is set for Thursday at Good Shepherd Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria. The silent auction opens at 5:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6 and a live auction

at 7.

Proceeds are placed in a fund to assist residents with expenses.

The cost is $30, or $240 for a table of eight.

For reservations and information, call (419) 435-1801.

Right to Life chapter taking

donations, selling flowers

NEW RIEGEL – This is the last week for New Riegel Right to Life’s collection of donations for Heartbeat/Hope Medical in Tiffin and Caring Hands in Fostoria.

Baby items, office supplies, paper towels and bathroom tissue, cleaning supplies and gift cards are being accepted. They can be placed in a collection box at Bubby’s Restaurant or dropped off at either pregnancy center.

Also, the group is to have its annual geranium sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at 38 N. Perry St., New Riegel. Red, white, salmon, fuchsia and pink colors are to be available.

To place an order, call Joanie at (419)-595-2793.

Bead party scheduled

The Autumnwood Care Center Auxiliary is hosting a bead party 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the center, 670 E. SR 18.

Otis Spunkmyer cookies also are to be for sale.

Kickoff event Friday

for Tiffin’s Alzheimer’s Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter and the Tiffin Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee are hosting the annual celebration and walk kickoff 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave.

Dave Shelton and Becky Shank are honorary co-chairs for 2014.

All are invited to learn more about the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, a disease that affects more than 5 million Americans, including nearly 1,300 in Seneca County.

Chapter staff are to provide updates and attendees will have the opportunity to pick up team captain packets and

register for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Breakfast to aid OF woman

OLD FORT – A pancake breakfast and vendor fair to benefit Angela Martin is to take place 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Old Fort Grange Hall.

Cost is $5. Raffles and door prizes also are to be offered to help Martin, who has inoperable brain tumors.

For more details, call (567) 230-4850.

Kids can make mothers a gift

FOSTORIA – The Fostoria Community Arts Council is offering a free children’s art workshop 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at 125 S. Main St., Fostoria.

Cheryl Graves is to conduct the workshop for kids in grades 1-5 who want to make Mother’s Day cards and spring gifts to take home.

Call (419) 435-7474 to register.

Farmers’ market returns

FOSTORIA – The first Fostoria Farmers’ Market of 2014 will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at KeyBank, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, with a “Celebrate Moms” theme.

Many vendors plan to offer gifts suitable for moms of all ages.

Tea party set for princesses

A “Royal Tea Party” is set for 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday in the Seneca County Opportunity Center gymnasium. Each girl is to receive a tiara and photo with the

2013 Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival royalty.

Guests can practice princess etiquette as they enjoy punch and desserts.

Tickets are $10 and available pre-sale only by calling (419) 618-9260.

Raffle winner to get new car

The 12th annual car raffle to benefit area agencies is under way. Baumann Auto Group is donating a new 2014 vehicle for the raffle.

The winner will be able to choose among Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, Buick Verano, Ford Fusion or Jeep Cherokee. The drawing is set for Sept. 27.

Community Hospice Care is selling tickets for $5. Call (419) 447-4040 to buy tickets.

Vaccines topic of class

Patch Works House, 42 Madison St., is offering “Protecting Your Child’s Health with Shots” at 11 a.m. May 8.

The Seneca County General Health District is to present this class to inform parents about the vaccines available and the ages at which they should be given to children.

To register, call (419) 448-0080.

Female giraffe born

at Cincinnati Zoo, needs name

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced Monday its new baby giraffe is a girl.

The zoo announced 7-year-old mother Tessa gave birth to her calf Monday morning. The event was featured live on Twitter.

Mother and daughter will be visible through the viewing glass at Giraffe Ridge.

This is Tessa’s third calf in three years. She gave birth to Lulu in 2012 and to Zuri in 2011. Zuri broke her leg in a stall at 7 weeks old and had to be euthanized.

Tessa and her mating partner, Kimba, have been at the Cincinnati Zoo since 2008.

The zoo is holding a public naming contest for the newborn. Entries will be accepted through the zoo’s Facebook page through Thursday.

Briefly, April 29

Boosters to learn about flooding at athletic complex

BASCOM The Hopewell-Loudon Schools Athletic Boosters are to have an informational meeting regarding the flood plain at 7 p.m. today in the school cafetorium.

Seneca County Engineer Mark Zimmerman is to discuss the flooding issues the district’s athletic complex faces and talk about solutions.

Also to be discussed is the proposed new athletic complex.

For more information, call (419) 618-8744.

Marketing committee to meet

Tiffin City Board of Education’s marketing committee is to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the administration building, 244 S. Monroe St.

H-L to have special meeting

BASCOM Hopewell-Loudon Schools Board of Education is to have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Buckeye Central board to interview for superintendent

NEW WASHINGTON Buckeye Central Schools Board of Education is to have special meetings at 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the school, 938 S. Kibler St., New Washington.

The board is to interview candidates for for superintendent.