Briefly, June 17

Learn about essential oils

Beverly Martin is to give a free program about essential oils 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Bailiwick’s Coffee Shop on South Washington Street in Tiffin. It is to be a brief introductory class with time for questions and answers.

Next tea set for Saturday

Local historian Mark Steinmetz is to present “History Mystery – J.J. Fleck” at the next Tiffin Historic Trust Victorian Tea. Serving is to begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St., Tiffin. The cost is $20 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations, call Nancy at (419) 447-0665.

Baked goods for sale

The Salvation Army of Tiffin is to have a bake sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Ace Hardware on West Market Street. For more details, send e-mail to or call (419) 447-2252.

Farmers market to return

to downtown Fostoria Saturday

FOSTORIA – The next Fostoria Farmers’ Market is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the former downtown KeyBank, 133 W. Tiffin St. With a theme of “Red, White & Bloom,” the event is to feature a salute to military veterans. The Fostoria Garden Club plans to offer planters and container gardens, some with a patriotic theme. Joseph’s Greenhouse, Conines Country Market and Rimelspach’s are to be the featured produce vendors.

Other vendors include: Buggy Whip Bakery; Nonnie’s Goodies; Tastefully Simple; Tupperware, Pampered Chef; Avon; Scentsy; Premiere & Paparazzi jewelry; Thirty-One purses; homemade jams, jellies & chocolate candies; and handcrafted jewelry, art, aprons, fabric wedding bouquets, baby headbands & sandals, hairbows, pottery, rugs and quilted items. The Fostoria Historical Society, Friends of the Library and the Arcadia Methodist Church also are to offer items for sale. The Seneca County WIC agency is to distribute produce vouchers to those who qualify.

Breakfast to help charity

Father’s Day is past, but it’s never too late to honor dads. Helping Our Patrons Everywhere is sponsoring a Father’s Day Breakfast in Bed 8-11 a.m. Sunday in the Union Hall, 240 N. Washington St., Tiffin. The menu includes pancakes, sausage and beverages. Only 250 tickets are available for the door prize. Tickets are $3 each. Other raffles and a 50/50 drawing also are planned. For tickets, call Angela at (567) 207-6576 or Hailee at (567) 938-7886.

Tournaments to help United Way

CLYDE – A poker and corn hole tournament to benefit United Way of Sandusky County is planned for Saturday at the Clyde Moose, 134 Eaton Ave., Clyde. The doors open at noon for registration for the poker tournament, which is to begin at 1 p.m. The game is NL Texas Hold ’em, and the entry fee is $50. Everyone who makes the final table of the poker tournament is to receive a small KitchenAid appliance.

Registration for the corn hole tournament is to begin at 1 p.m. The tournament is to begin at 2 p.m. with an entry fee of $20 per team. It is a double-elimination tournament. The best two out of three games will win the match during regular play. The best three out of five games will determine the winner of the final round. The first- and second-place teams of the corn hole tournament are to receive a small KitchenAid appliance.

For more information or questions, contact Rick Wolf at or (419) 355-3699.

Alzheimer’s Association hosts caregiver support groups

The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter is hosting caregiver support groups in the following locations and times:

Good Shepherd Home, 725 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, 9 a.m. Friday. The facilitators are Kathy Theis and Don Less, (419) 937-1801.

St. Francis Home, 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, 7 p.m. July 10. Jessica Rogier is the facilitator, (419) 447-2723.

These caregiver groups are free. Registration is not required. However, it is suggested you contact the facilitator of the group you plan to attend for the first time to confirm the time, place and date of the meeting. For more information on caregiver groups or other programs of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, call (419) 537-1999 or (800) 272-3900.

Herbs topic at seminar

FOSTORIA – The Women’s Enrichment Series, 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at First Step in Fostoria, is to feature “Christmas Herbal Pantry.” Seating is limited. Register by calling (419) 435-7300. More details are available at

Two seniors’ events July 9

The Seneca County Commission on Aging is inviting area seniors to Senior Day 2014 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9 at Somerset Center, 382 S. Huron St., Tiffin. Return to “The Far-Out ’60s” with peace, love and flower power. Dress in ’60s attire for the costume contest and a picture in the photo booth. In addition to lunch, there will be door prizes, vendor displays and entertainment. For reservations, call (419) 447-5792 or (419) 937-2962 by July 2. For transportation, 24-hour notice is required.

The Allen Eiry Center, 28 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin, is to serve a barbecue rib dinner 5-7 p.m. July 9 at the center. The menu includes a 1/2 slab ribs, baked potato, green beans, roll, beverage and dessert to dine in or carry out. Tickets are $12 per meal and must be purchased in advance 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the center.