Lifestyle briefs, April 22

Patchworks classes offered

Parents of children birth to age 4 are invited to a three-part parenting class, “1-2-3-4 Parents.”

The classes start Wednesday, with the other two sessions April 30 and May 7. Times are 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Patchworks House, 42 Madison St. The classes are to provide information, skills and support parents need to enhance the health and well-being of their children.

To register for the free class, call (419) 448-0080.

Workshop offers tips for eldercare

FOSTORIA – Susan Parrish Sprowl is to present “Loving Well through Difficult Times” 7-8 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level at Good Shepherd Home. The free workshop is intended for family members and friends of older adults in crisis.

Sprowl is to offer tips on ways to care for the elderly and to care for oneself in the process.

To reserve a seat, call (419) 937-1801, ext. 207. Good Shepherd is at 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria.

Refresh My Heart conference planned

FOSTORIA – Dillon Road Baptist Church plans to welcome RoseAnne Coleman and her humor, inspiration and musical talents for the Refresh My Heart Women’s Conference Saturday.

Registration deadline is Wednesday. The cost is $20, with lunch provided.

For more information, call (419) 435-7084.

St. Francis hosts continuing education

Heartland is to present topics for continuing education May 1 at St. Francis Home.

Topics include “Taming the Workday Zoo” at 2 p.m. and “Communicating Bad News” at 3 p.m. Nurses and social workers can receive continuing education credit.

Call (419) 443-1540 to RSVP by Thursday. St. Francis Home is located at 182 St. Francis Ave.

Time again for teas

Tiffin Historic Trust is to begin another series of Victorian Teas with a Music Tea at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St.

Guests can dine to the flute and acoustic guitar music of Mackenzie Honaker and Howard Cole of Heidelberg University. Tours of the house are included with the admission of $20.

Seating is limited. For reservations and information, call (419) 447-0665.

Speaker to address Civil War group

The Johnson’s Island Civil War Round Table is to have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday at T.J. Willie’s, 738 W. Market St.

Nina Parker, director of the Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center, will present “Escape to Freedom.” The meeting is open to all interested in the Civil War.

Members and guests may choose to chat and dine beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Spring lunch on tap at museum

The Seneca County Museum Docents Spring Luncheon is 1-3 p.m. May 3 in the Fort Ball Room of the Seneca County Museum. The luncheon will include a light spring lunch, beverage and desserts along with a program detailing the life of J.J. Fleck, Tiffin’s Easter egg dye manufacturer.

Tickets are $15; reservations can be made by calling (419) 447-0193 or (419) 447-5955.