Briefly, Jan. 16

Deadline today for

MLK dinner reservations

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. dinner is to be 6 p.m. Monday at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St.

Reservations are due today. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Call Jill at (419) 448-3264.

CASA board members named

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties met recently to organize the agency for 2013.

Lynn Clouse, New Riegel, and Jeremy Marinis, Tiffin, were elected to serve on the board of trustees.

Elected as board officers were: Martin Jay, Fremont, president; Tom Huss, Tiffin, vice president; Sandra Micheli, Upper Sandusky, secretary; and Andy Faber, Tiffin, treasurer.

CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties is a private nonprofit organization, working to make sure abused and neglected children have advocates as their voices in the courtroom.

To volunteer or learn more, call (419) 448-1442.

Program intended to align

financial goals, God’s plan

Financial Peace University is a nine-week program that teaches how to make decisions that achieve one’s financial goals and God’s plan. The course includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, charitable giving and more.

The first session starts Sunday and runs 4-5:30 p.m. The second session starts Wednesday and runs 6:30-8 p.m. Both meet in the Emmaus Room at the All Saints Parish Hall, New Riegel.

Cost is $89. Babysitting is to be available.

For more details, call Paul at (419) 618-6351.

Bridal fair scheduled

BASCOM – The Altrusa Bridal Fair is set for noon-3 p.m. Sunday in Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, Bascom.

A light lunch is to be served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at a cost.

Participants can win door prizes from the vendors and Altrusa. A grand prize drawing for registered brides-to-be is to take place at 3 p.m. The winner must be present to claim the prize worth more than $1,500 in goods and services.

Admission is $3 at the door.

Right to Life breakfast slated

NEW RIEGEL – The New Riegel Right to Life breakfast is to be served 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at New Riegel American Legion.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children and $13 for a family.

A raffle and bake sale also are planned.

Scrapbooking party on tap

The Tiffin Mothers of Twins club is to host its fourth annual Making Multiple Memories Crop 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at First Baptist Church, 419 Coe St.

The $30 non-refundable registration fee includes a full table for work space, lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages, door prizes and make ‘n’ takes.

For a registration form, call (567) 230-6334.

Red Cross chapter to host bingo party Super Bowl day

Feb. 3, the American Red Cross of Seneca County and Pantry Plus of Seneca County are to offer a special bingo at Tiffin Mall.

All proceeds are to be divided to benefit both charities. The doors are to open at 11:30 a.m., with early-birds starting at 1:45 p.m. and regular bingo at 2:30 p.m.

The hall is limited to 300 players. Food and drinks are to be available, along with instant tickets.

To obtain a copy of the sign-up form, call (419) 619-0183.

Columbian to assemble

curriculum information night

Curriculum Information Night is to be 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Columbian High School.

Curriculum leaders are to discuss course offerings, 2013 curriculum guide, graduation requirements, credit flexibility requirements, Sentinel and Vanguard Career and Technology Center programs and other information to help parents and students learn about Columbian.

Principal Mark Verroco said school counselors and administration are to provide literature and updates to prepare students for the next four years at Columbian; in addition, representatives from Heidelberg and Tiffin universities are to discuss post-secondary education options and campus life at their respective schools.

Red Cross director

finishes orientation training

David Conley, director of the Fostoria/Seneca County chapter of the American Red Cross, recently completed emergency services program manager orientation training.

Conley joined a number of Red Cross Disaster Workforce staff and volunteers in Akron earlier this month for the two-day training. The training is a collaborative learning experience to improve skills to lead an emergency services program.

Conley, a retired U.S. Coast Guard veteran, joined the Red Cross as director of the Fostoria/Seneca County office in September.