Sunday announcements, Feb. 17

New local stop on the Ohio Presidential Trail

FREMONT — Just in time for President’s Day, the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has been named a stop on the new Ohio Presidential Trail.

The 13-stop trail invites travelers to find history here in Ohio by highlighting homes, libraries, museums and monuments that tell the life stories of eight U.S. presidents, including Rutherford B. Hayes, elected from Ohio.

TourismOhio, in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, launched the Ohio Presidential Trail on Trails.Ohio.org.

Stops on the Ohio Presidential Trail include: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont; William Henry Harrison Tomb, North Bend; William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati; U.S. Grant Birthplace, Point Pleasant; U.S. Grant Boyhood Home & Schoolhouse, Georgetown; Warren G. Harding Home & Memorial, Marion; Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland; James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor; James A. Garfield Birthplace, Moreland Hills; Hiram College (Garfield and his wife met there), Hiram; William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton; National First Ladies’ Library, Canton; and National McKinley Birthplace Memorial & McKinley Birthplace Home, Niles.

The Ohio Presidential Trail is part of Tourism

Ohio’s trails campaign, encouraging travelers to find their new favorite adventure with the travel inspiration provided on Trails.Ohio.org.

For information, call (419) 332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org. Like HPLM on Facebook at fb.me/rbhayespres and follow on Twitter at @rbhayespres and Instagram at rbhayespres.

President’s Day activities

FREMONT — Hold a piece of presidential history, take a horse-drawn sleigh or trolley ride, make a campaign ribbon and meet legislators during the Presidents’ Day celebration Monday, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is to have a variety of free and paid activities from noon to 5 p.m. There is also an admissions special where up to two kids can get in free with the purchase of one regular adult museum admission or site pass.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan will attend and participate in activities, and other federal and state legislators have been invited.

The schedule is as follows:

• Noon to 5 p.m. — The Hayes Home and museum are open. The library is closed for the holiday. In the auditorium, kids can make a campaign ribbon and participate in other hands-on activities. Legislators and HPLM staff will read books to kids at various points throughout the day. Presidential snacks will be served. Activities and snacks in the auditorium are free. There will also be a presidential photo booth where visitors can take their pictures with U.S. presidents in the learning lab on the lower level of the museum. Access to the photo booth is included with museum admission.

• 1 – 4 p.m. — South Creek Clydesdales will offer horse-drawn sleigh and/or trolley rides. Cost is $4.50 per person ages three and older and free for ages two and younger. Rides are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reservations are taken. Up to 400 people can be accommodated per day. The trolley could be used in addition to or in place of the sleigh, depending on demand and South Creek’s staffing levels.

• 1 to 2 p.m. — Rep. Jordan will ask kids presidential trivia questions and purchase sleigh ride tickets for kids who answer the questions correctly. The questions are posted at rbhayes.org/news, and kids can find the answers and bring them along the day of the event. Hints will be provided. Admission is free.

• 2 to 2:30 p.m. — Legislators will participate in a hands-on artifact activity in the museum and share presidential artifacts. Visitors can wear the same white gloves HPLM curators wear to protect the artifact and carefully hold it. Admission to the hands-on artifact activity is included with the purchase of a museum ticket. Members are admitted for free.

For information, call (419) 332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org. Like HPLM on Facebook at @rbhayspres and follow on Twitter at @rbhayespres and Instagram at rbhayespres.

Attica Knights of Columbus fish fry

The Attica Knights of Columbus is to serve an all you can eat fish fry or a chicken tenders dinner 5-7 p.m. March 1 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 11 Heyman Drive, Attica.

The dinner includes baked potato or French fries, coleslaw, apple sauce, bread and drink. Adults are $10 and children $6 with children under four free.

Auditions for Little Mary Sunshine

Bellevue Society for the Arts’ 24th season continues with auditions for the musical, Little Mary Sunshine Feb. 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at 205 Maple St., Bellevue.

Available roles include: Chief Brown Bear, Chief of the Lakota Indians; Cpl. “Billy” Jester, a forest ranger, tenor or high baritone; Capt. “Big Jim” Warington, captain of the forest rangers, handsome, baritone; “Little Mary Sunshine” (Mary Potts), Proprietress of the Colorado Inn, soprano; Madame Ernestine Von Liebedich, an opera singer, contralto; Nancy Twinkle, Little Mary’s maid, soubrette; Fleet Foot, an elderly Indian guide; Yellow Feather, Chief Brown Bear’s rogue son; Gen. Oscar Fairfax, Ret., a Washington diplomat, likes to flirt with younger ladies; Cora, Henrietta, Gwendolyn, Blanche, Maud, these parts have no speaking lines; Millicent and Mabel, Young Ladies from the Eastchester Finishing School; and Pete, Slim, Tex, Buster, Hank, Chuck and Tom, Young Gentlemen of the United States Forest Rangers.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare a two-minute solo fitting your vocal range.

Performances are May 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and May 5 at 2 p.m.

Little Mary Sunshine features book, music and lyrics by Rick Besoyan. It will be directed by Steven R. Koenig, Huron. Music Director is Wendy Brown, Clyde. It is being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Heidelberg seeks nominations for Women Entrepreneur Awards

The School of Business, Computer Science & Information Technology at Heidelberg University is accepting nominations for its annual Women Entrepreneur Awards program.

Each spring, the university, though the generosity of Superior Credit Union, honors local women entrepreneurs who have excelled in four categories: Young Entrepreneur, younger than 18 years old; New Entrepreneur, in business two years or less; Established Entrepreneur, in business two-plus years; and Lifetime Achievement.

One recipient will be selected in each category, based on success in business, innovation in concept and execution and community impact. The awards will be presented during a ceremony and dinner on April 10.

The 2019 recipients will follow in the footsteps of some outstanding local/area entrepreneurs honored earlier this year, including local student Maya Clouse-Henry for her business MCH Photos, Young Entrepreneur; Zoe Dolch, co-owner of Washington Street Outfitters, New Entrepreneur; Kelli Dariano, owner of Threads, Established Entrepreneur; and Karen Klepper, long-time volunteer on various community boards and force behind ReClaim It, Lifetime Achievement.

If you would like to nominate an outstanding woman entrepreneur, please visit www.heidelberg.edu/WEAnomination and complete the form. Nominations will be accepted through March 13.

TU to Host Women’s Leadership Conference 2019

The 2019 TU Women’s Leadership Conference is to take place on March 20 5-8 p.m. in the Marion Center on Tiffin University’s campus. This year’s keynote speaker is state senator and Tiffin University alumna, Sandra Williams.

The Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference is intended to be a driving force for ambitious women who realize the power of networking, embrace life long learning, and are seeking higher levels of achievement in their personal and professional lives. The conference is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as the Tiffin and surrounding communities.

The event is free of charge and limited to the first 200 registrations. Questions may be directed to Vickie Wilkins, Director of Alumni Relations wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu. For the full agenda, registration and to learn how you or your business can be a sponsor, visit http://www.tiffin.edu/wlc.

Free throw championship

The Knights of Columbus had its annual free throw championship Feb. 3 at Calvert High School.

Marsha Marinis, Karris Jo Marinis and Kate Coleman handled registration of all the contestants. Matt Coleman, Jeremy Marinis, Andy Faber, Fred Reimer, Andy Ritzler, Jamie Coleman and Jason Herbert acted as basket judges by overseeing the competition stations and encouraging the young competitors.

Winners of the local competition will represent Tiffin’s K of C #608 at District competition.

This year’s champions include: 9-year-olds Charlie Palm and Hope Waire, 10-year-olds Owen Link, Lydia Wellman, 11-year-olds Logan Ritzler and Alyssa Rishty, 12-year-olds Carter Wolph and Scarlett Faber, 13-year-old Kurtis Riehm and 14-year-olds Hunter Yeagle and Samantha Wellman. They were presented with a plaque and certificate from Delbert Schank, representing the Knights of Columbus 608.

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