Briefly, May 15

Country club opens doors

FOSTORIA – The Fostoria Country Club is inviting golfers to attend a ribbon cutting for its new clubhouse deck and the opening of additions to the course.

The celebration is 4-6 p.m. today at 747 Independence Ave., Fostoria. For more details, call (419) 435-4248.

Conservative group

offering film, discussion

North Central Ohio Conservatives are screening the documentary “Runaway Slave” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Camden Falls Conference Center. This film presents commentary on Americans’ growing dependency on “big government.”

The group also is to discuss the latest IRS issues, the Common Core curriculum and Medicaid expansion.

The event is free.

Railroaders to convene

FOSTORIA – The B&O Railroad Historical Society is to have a mini-convention Saturday in St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. The doors open at 8 a.m., programs begin at 9 and the convention closes at 5 p.m.

For more info, email Bill Cramer at

Roundtable to study

war’s atrocities Sunday

The Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable is to meet a week earlier than usual due to Memorial Day. The meeting is to take place at 7 p.m. Sunday at T.J. Willie’s restaurant in Tiffin.

Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 5:15 p.m. for dinner and a social hour.

Howard Strouse then is to present “Atrocities of the American Civil War.” The meeting is free.

Armed Forces Day

to be celebrated in Findlay

FINDLAY – Vietnam War veterans are to be honored during the Armed Forces Day Celebration in Findlay this weekend. The Findlay Military Association is hosting the event noon-9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds.

A military vehicle display, historical re-enactments and vendors with military memorabilia are among the attractions.

A chicken barbecue is planned for 5:30 p.m. Friday. Boy Scouts are to serve a GI breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a veterans recognition and awards program at 8:30 and a parade and opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youth. Proceeds from the event are to be donated to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio and other veterans’ organizations.

Historic Trust plans

annual dinner, awards

Tiffin Historic Trust is to have its annual dinner and awards May 23 at the Heidelberg Commons on the Heidelberg University campus. Participants can tour the nearby Breyenton Honors Center at 5:15 p.m.

The center, formerly the Heidelberg President’s House, is to receive a preservation award for 2013. A social gathering is at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. Christi Weininger, the executive director of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, is to be the keynote speaker.

The annual preservation awards are to be presented after Weiniger’s remarks. In additon to Breyenton, awards are to be given to other local building owners: Nevin Martin and Katlyn Myers, who have restored the home at 19 Coe St.; Larry Breidenbach for his work on the former Berlin Hotel at 36 Hudson St.; and Kimberly and Charles Groth, who rejuvenated “The Old Stone House” in Bloom Township.

Admission is $20. Reservations are due by Thursday by calling (419) 447-0665.

Historic vehicles on display

BELLEVUE – Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, is to host an antique and classic car and truck show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

To learn more, call (419) 483-4949.

Plant sale on tap in Fremont

FREMONT – The Sandusky-Ottawa County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale is set for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in Fremont.

There will be no early sales. Parking and admission are free.

Farmers’ markets continue

FOSTORIA – The second Fostoria Farmers’ Market is to take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the downtown KeyBank, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria. The theme is “Let’s Go Gardening.”

Hancock County Master Gardeners are to answer gardening questions and the Fostoria Garden Club Ltd. is to help children plant a flower to take home. Members of the Fostoria Community Band are to perform.

‘Searching Your Ohio Roots’

to be offered at Hayes Center

FREMONT Even those who did not grow up in Ohio likely have family roots that extend into the Buckeye State. The Hayes Presidential Center offers a class specifically designed to help find one’s Ohio ancestors.

Head Librarian Becky Hill is instructor for “Searching Your Ohio Roots” 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hayes Research Library.

The class is $10 for adults and $5 for students through high school. Register by calling (419) 332-2081.

Kin Hunters speaker

to give tips on genealogy

FREMONT – Sandusky County Kin Hunters are to meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sandusky Township Hall on SR North, Fremont, where Derek Davey is to speak on “Organizing Your Files.”

The program is free. For more information, call (419) 502-7620

Concert to help food pantry

CAREY – The sixth annual “Pantry Palooza” will take place Sunday at John Carey Park in downtown Carey.

This musical benefit for the Carey Food Pantry kicks off at noon with acoustic, bluegrass, and rock artists. A hip-hop line-up begins at 5:30 p.m., featuring The Road Less Traveled By; The Bluegrass Boys; Noise Pollution; The Ragoons; Wayne and Sarah; The Bandalu Territory; The Rookie Militia from Tiffin; Malici; Yung Prof; That Dude Jasper; and Newkleus.

Admission is one or more non-perishable food items. Food, $1 grab bags and a silent auction of gift baskets will be part of this year’s event, too.

Bereavement camp offered

FINDLAY – Bridge Hospice Bereavement Services is to host its annual bereavement camp for children, Camp S.T.A.R., June 10-12 from 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. at Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Park in Findlay.

Camp S.T.A.R., which stands for “Special Times Always Remembered,” is a three-day bereavement camp for children ages 6-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Campers participate in fun, traditional camp activities combined with grief and loss education.

There is no cost to attend. Registration forms are available by calling Bridge Hospice at (419) 423-5351.

Spring festival for seniors

MANSFIELD – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging has scheduled a Senior Spring Spectacular for May 22 at The Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield. This event is offering entertainment, refreshments, information from sponsors and door prizes.

The doors open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $3.

For more information, call (800) 522-5680 ext. 1157.