Sunday announcements, April 30

Writing club to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the next Ink Well Writing Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kernan Computer Lab, 77 Jefferson St.

All types of writers serious about sharpening their skills with review and critique by their peers are welcome to join.

Participants are asked to submit writing samples to inkwell@tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Samples are to be shared with peers prior to the first meeting.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Book group to discuss next title

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s adult book discussion group, “Let’s Talk About It” is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Junior Home room, 77 Jefferson St.

The group is to discuss “Dumplin'” by Julie Murphy and “Gabi, A Girl in Pieces” by Isabel Quintero.

Copies of both titles are available at the information desk.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Tweens to discuss next title

The junior library at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host the Tween Book Club at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Junior Home Room, 77 Jefferson St.

The group is to discuss “The City of Ember” by Jeanne Duprau.

Copies of the book are available in the junior library.

For more information or to register, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Create with Legos at Tiffin library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host Lego Saturday 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

The theme for May is “Spring.”

The library is to provide Duplo blocks for children ages 2-4 and Legos for children ages 4 and older.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Early literacy program at T-SPL

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host “Bouncing Babies” at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 9 in the Frost Kalnow Room, 77 Jefferson St.

The program features stories, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 18 months old, are to sign up for one session of language enrichment activities.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.org.

Bliss trustees to meet

BLOOMVILE – Bliss Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees is to meet at 7 p.m. May 18.

Birchard library announces events

FREMONT – Birchard Public Library and its three branches in Gibsonburg, Green Springs and Woodville have scheduled a variety of programs in May.

All programming is free, but some require registration.

The following is a list of events’ dates and times:

• Music Makers Storytime, 4:30 p.m. Monday, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg.

• Storytime, 7 p.m. Monday and May 8 and 15, 101 E Main St., Woodville.

• Computer basics, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and May 9 and 10, 423 Croghan St., Fremont. Registration is required.

• Storytimes for children 3-5 years old, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and May 9 or at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and May 10, 423 Croghan St., Fremont. Registration is required.

• Learn about Jordan in the Middle East, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg.

• Straw Bale Gardening, 7 p.m. Thursday, 423 Croghan St., Fremont. Registration is required.

• Pre-school Storytime, 11 a.m. Thursdays, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg.

• Lego Club, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 101 E. Main St., Woodville.

• Lego Club, 1 p.m. Saturday, 217 N. Broadway St., Green Springs.

• Ruff and Ready Readers, 4:30-5:30 p.m. May 8 and 22, 423 Croghan St., Fremont. Registration is required.

• Kids Book Club, 6:15 p.m. May 8, 101 E. Main St., Woodville.

• Cookbook Club, 6:30 p.m. May 8, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg.

• Book & Munch Bunch: Chapter Books for Grades 4-7, 3:30 p.m. May 10, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg.

• Wednesday Book Club, 7 p.m. May 10 101 E. Main St., Woodville. To discuss “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley.

• Book Bears: Early Readers, 11:45 a.m. May 11, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg.

• Pick of the Litter Book Group, 7 p.m. May 11, 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

• Mother’s Day Crafts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13, 101 E. Main St., Woodville.

• Amigurumi 101: Tips for Crocheting Small Stuffed Animals, 7 p.m. May 17, 101 E. Main St., Woodville. Registration is required.

• Computer Basics, 1-2:30 p.m. May 16, 17, 23 and 24, 217 N. Broadway, Green Springs. Registration is required.

• Crochet Connection, 6:30-8 p.m. May 16, 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

• Third Thursday Movie Group, 1:30 p.m. May 18, 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

• Lego Challenge, 4:30-6 p.m. May 18, 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

• Storytime, 6 p.m. May 22, 217 N. Broadway, Green Springs.

• Adult Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. May 22, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg. To discuss “The Shack” by William P. Young.

• Adult Coloring, 6:30-8:15 p.m. May 22, 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

• Book & Snack Pack: Chapter Books for Grades 1-4, 3:30 p.m. May 24, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg.

• Writing Poetry and Workshop for Homeschool Kids, 11 a.m. May 25, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg.

• Birchard Movie Classics, 1:30 p.m. May 25, 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

• Anime Afternoon, 3:30-5 p.m. May 26, 423 Croghan St., Fremont. Registration is required.

• Lego Challenge, 10 a.m. May 27, 100 N. Webster St., Gibsonburg.

• All locations are to be closed May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Summer hours are to resume May 27. The main library is to be open 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information or to register for events, call the main branch at (419) 334-7101.

Clyde library announces events in May

CLYDE – Clyde Public Library has announced scheduled events to take place during May.

The following is a list of events’ dates and times:

• Knifty Knitters, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday and May 16.

• May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Trivia, 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

• Anime Club, 3-5 p.m. Friday.

• Telescope 101 by the Millstream Astronomy Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 9.

• Family Movie Matinee, 6-8 p.m. May 19.

• What is Fairyology?, 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 15.

• Pilates @ the Library, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Mondays in May.

For more information, call (419) 547-7174 or email rachel.henck@clyde.lib.oh.us.

BC board to meet

NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. May 11 in the multi-purpose room of the school, 938 S. Kibler St.

Calvert to host mothers, daughters program

Calvert Catholic Schools is to host a Mother & Daughter Canvas class 5:30-7 p.m. May 18 in the upper room of St. Joseph Activity Center.

Cost is $40.

Proceeds benefit the Calvert Bridging Program.

For more information or to register, email jkrgis@calvertcatholic.org.

WSOS Head Start programs expand full-day preschool

Children and families are to have more preschool opportunities thanks to expanded hours and added classrooms at local Head Start early learning centers.

WSOS Community Action Commission Head Start programs in Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa, Seneca and Lucas counties are to expand full-day preschool options during the 2017-18 school year.

Centers are located in Bowling Green, Clyde, Fremont, Fostoria, Genoa, Holland, Pemberville, Perrysburg/Rossford, Port Clinton, Tiffin and Toledo.

All centers are to offer full-day preschool options for children ages 3-5 years old.

In addition, centers in Bowling Green, Clyde, Fostoria and Perrysburg/Rossford are to open additional classroom spaces.

Head Start provides free preschool for parents who meet eligibility requirements. Though eligibility is based on Federal Poverty Guidelines.

WSOS also offers Early Head Start services for infants and toddlers ages birth to three, as well as home-based options in select counties.

For more information or to apply, visit www.wsos.org or call (419) 334-8911 or 1 (800) 775-9767.

V-S to offer next ABLE classes

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers are to offer Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes for adults working to improve their reading, math or writing skills, to prepare for the GED test and to get ready for college or an adult certificate training program.

Students are to attend a two-hour orientation prior to enrollment in classes.

The following are a list of orientation dates and times:

• 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday and 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Vanguard Adult Workforce Development Center.

• 8:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday and 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Sentinel Career and Technology Center.

• 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays at Clyde Public Library.

For information or to register for an orientation time, call (419) 334-6901, ext. 2703 or email Gail Browning, ABLE coordinator, at gbrowning@vsctc.org.

‘Berg student to present at ‘Up Close’ event

The Philippines Up Close event is to take place 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bailiwick’s Coffee Co., 62 S. Washington St.

Featured speaker is Patricia Hartleip, a Heidelberg University student who was born and raised in the Philippines.

Seating is limited to 12 guests.

To register, call (419) 447-3358.

TU to host day at Progressive Field

Tiffin University is to host the annual TU Day at Progressive Field at 4:10 p.m. May 27.

Tickets are $55 and include lower box seating, all-you-can-eat picnic and transportation from TU.

The bus is to leave at 1 p.m.

Grantham University graduates

LENEXA, Kan. – Grantham University announced the local students who earned degrees.

Those students include Gary Pence of Clyde, associates of arts degree in multidiciplinary studies, and Greg White of Tiffin, bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice and master of science degree in performance improvement.

Students inducted into honors society

BATON ROUGE, La. – Matthewe Weasner of Bloomville at University of Maryland University College and Derek Dryfuse of Tiffin at The University of Toledo were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, an all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Carey native recognized

YOUNGSTOWN – Taylor Fletcher of Carey received the Emerging Leader Recognition by completing the Emerging Leader program during Youngstown State University’s 2017 Student Awards Banquet.

Scholarship opportunity available

Applications are being accepted for the Ryan T. Rettig Memorial Scholarship, an annual $1,000 scholarship.

The scholarship is for individuals who are ambitions, driven, goal-oriented with a background of consistent civic involvement or community service.

Applications are available at The First Citizens National Bank as well as the Wyandot, Seneca, Hancock county sheriff offices.

Scholarship application deadline is May 31. Completed applications can be mailed to: First Citizens Financial Group, Att: Brent Barchent, P.O. Box 299, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351; or emailed to brent.barchent@centralIs.com.

Clyde student earns scholarship

YOUNGSTOWN – Alex Fisher of Clyde was presented the John and Lina Moteff Scholarship from Youngstown State University at the annual College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Honor Convocation.

Fostoria native earns scholarship

FINDLAY – Devin Hatter of Fostoria has received a Town and Campus Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year from Findlay University.

Owens to reintroduce baseball, softball

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP – Owens Community College announced the return of baseball and softball beginning in the fall of 2018 and the move from NJCAA division II to division III for all athletic teams.

Baseball and softball were suspended, along with men’s golf and men’s and women’s soccer during the 2016-2017 academic year as a cost savings measure during a period of fiscal recovery.

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