Lifestyle briefs, April 17

TU research conference, competition Wednesday

Tiffin University is to host the first Research Conference and Competition starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Marion Center and Main Classroom Building.

The competition, sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, has about 200 Tiffin University graduate and undergraduate students from all academic schools participating in several research categories.

Winners are to be awarded a private luncheon including TU alumni — Eliza McUune, criminal intelligence analyst for the Columbus Division of Police; Lea Kovaciss, social sciences research analyst for the Ohio State Highway Patrol; and Tiffin Police Chief Fred Stevens.

NCOESC to host Pathways through Autism Thursday

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center is to host Pathways through Autism 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at 928 W. Market St.

The event is for parents to obtain information to help navigate through each stage of life with autism.

Several speakers are to conduct break-out sessions to discuss issues that parents, teachers and students face. Topics include understanding and writing an individual educational plan, how public schools develop systems to support all learners, keeping everyone safe in the community and visual supports.

Tyler Aldrich is to be the keynote speaker, presenting “Tyler Living with Autism.”

Agencies to answer questions or provide information to parents and educators include: NCOESC, Seneca Autism Learning & Support Organization, Parent Mentors, Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Autism Society of Northwest Ohio, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Ohio Early Intervention, Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services, Seneca Mentoring Youth Links, Family and Children First Council, Wrap Around, Family Learning Center, State Support Team Region 7, Mocha Mom, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties and Tiffin-Seneca United Way.

For more information, call (419) 447-2927.

Spring Arts Festival set for Friday, Sunday at Columbian

The art and music departments of Tiffin City Schools are planning the 2018 Spring Arts Festival for 6:30-9 p.m. Friday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Columbian High School. The event is free. Art exhibits and musical performances are to be simultaneous both days.

Elementary and middle school students are to perform musical selections, and art students from kindergarten through grade 12 are to display artwork created throughout the school year. Guests can see many types of projects and art media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and other three-dimensional works.

LA Hair Design to host Soroptimist fundraiser

GREEN SPRINGS — LA Hair Design is to host a Girls Night Out event, Women Empowering Women, 6-8 p.m. April 28 at the Green Springs American Legion.

The fundraiser is to support the Soroptimist organization.

Those who attend are asked to bring a $20 gift bag full of their personal favorite item(s) for a gift exchange. Raffles, door prizes, snacks and entertainment are planned.

There also is to be a guest speaker.

For more information, call (419) 639-2010.