Briefly, January 9

4H club forming

A new 4H club is to have its first meeting at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Attica Fairgrounds. All interested parents and members are welcome to attend. The advisers are Kelsey Bowerman, Courtney Meyers, Gina Smith and Jaimie Beamer, and they are to be available at the meeting for questions.

The club is to be for Cloverbuds and regular members. All animal and miscellaneous project interests are welcome for the Seneca County and Attica fairs. Those interested but unable to attend, or those have any questions, can contact Courtney Meyers at (419) 618-3622 for more information.

FELC offers primer on physics

The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is to host a Science Day for students ages 5-10 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 21. Sister Shirley Shafranek, an educator for 28 years, is to present a program that focuses on physics.

“We will build structures to protect eggs dropped from the top of ladder; have a marble race using baking soda, vinegar and soap; and use balloons to study static electricity,” Shafranek stated.

The program costs $15.

Call (419) 448-7485 or contact Shafranek at to register.

Pilot ground school to begin

FREMONT – The Fremont Flight Academy is to begin a private pilot ground school 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Fremont Airport on South SR 53. The course is to continue on consecutive Saturdays through March 23.

To earn a private pilot’s license, a student must pass written, oral and flight tests. The main objective of the pilot ground school is to give the instruction necessary to pass the written and oral tests.

To learn more, call Tiffany at (419) 332-8037.

Bellevue author to sign books

NORWALK – Kimberly J. Stults, a resident of Bellevue, is to sign copies of her book, “Lessons from Lorena.” She is to be at Sheri’s Coffee House, 27 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

“Lessons from Lorena: Living with Autism” chronicles the painful years Stults and her family faced before daughter Lorena finally was pronounced autistic at age 5 and offers experienced advice from the mother of an autistic child.

American poet to be honored

Heidelberg University is to host its fourth annual William Stafford Birthday Celebration 11 a.m.-noon. Jan. 17 in Herbster Chapel.

Celebrate the birthday of American poet William Stafford and his enduring belief in the ultimate goodness of humanity and nature. Heidelberg students, faculty and staff will share in a time of poetry and fellowship.

For additional information, contact Bill Reyer at

Family Fest forming

The Family Fest committee is gearing for Family Fest 2013. An informational meeting is set for noon-1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Community Hospice Care office, 181 E. Perry St.

Those attending may bring a lunch to eat during the meeting. RSVPs would be appreciated due to limited seating.

For more information, call Melissa at (419) 447-4040.

Scrapbook Day scheduled

FOSTORIA – Good Shepherd Home is to host its fifth annual Scrapbook Day 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 26 in the lower level at the facility in Fostoria. Participants are to create a scrapbook of the residents’ 2012 activities to share with residents, families and friends.

After creating a two-page layout, participants are to receive a $10 gift certificate and have the remaining time to work on their scrapbook pages. Door prizes are to be given and lunch is to be served.

The cost is $10 prepaid with no refunds. Registration is due by Jan. 18. The bad-weather date is Feb. 16.

For more information, call Kathy at (419) 937-1801.