Briefly, Aug. 21

Local universities to stage

showcases on Tiffin offerings

Heidelberg University and Tiffin University are to sponsor two “Around the Town” events in September.

This event showcases companies, restaurants, services and entertainment Tiffin has to offer.

Heidelberg ‘s event is scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10 at the University Commons. For more information, call the Office of Student Engagement at (419) 448-2207 before Sept. 4.

TU’s event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Gillmor Center Gymnasium on campus. For more information, call Career Development at (419) 448-3441 before Sept. 6.

Registration forms are available at

Dogs can paddle in Tiffin pool

The Tiffin Park and Recreation Department plans to host free Doggy Swim Days at Tiffin city pool 9-11 a.m. Saturday and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

Owners are welcome to bring their dogs and toys to the pool to get some exercise.

For more information, call (419) 448-5408 or email parksdepartment@tiffin

Center to serve rib dinners

The Allen Eiry Center, 28 Hopewell Ave., is to host Grandma’s Backyard Rib Barbecue 5-7 p.m. Aug. 29.

Tickets are $12, and they are being sold at the center through Friday for dine-in or carry-out. No tickets are to be sold at the door.

For more details, call (419) 448-9774.

Historical sketches

highlight of Living History Day

BOWLING GREEN – Seven historical figures from Wood County history are to be portrayed at 2 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green.

Attired in period garb, re-enactors are to give a first-person interpretation of the following citizens:

Francisco Chavez Hernandez, known for his baking skills.

Guadalupe Cortez Sr., 50-year employee at Smith Foundry in North Baltimore.

Adam Eddmon, physician, druggist, Tontogany mayor and the central figure in a scandal.

Samuel DeWese, soldier who served under William Henry Harrison in War of 1812.

Peggy Hurst, chemistry professor at Bowling Green State University, mistakenly credited with the invention of Teflon.

J.F. Deck and Hildreth Deck Wood Eggleston, operators of Deck Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Prior to the presentations, Clive and Irene Patten are to provide music. Parking is available in the cemetery and on the adjacent BGSU campus. The rain location is First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green.

The program is free.

Canal program planned

BOWLING GREEN – David Simmons of the Ohio Historical Society is to give a program at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green.

“Bringing the Canals to Ohio” describes the development of Ohio’s canal system.

The program coordinates with “Journey Stories,” a traveling exhibit available through Sept. 15 at the museum.

Museum admission and the program are free. Call (419) 352-0967 for further details.

Port Clinton festival on tap

PORT CLINTON – The Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Fest is to run Sept. 6-8 in downtown Port Clinton.

Hours are 5-11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Tall Ships commemorating the Battle of Lake Erie also are to be in the area.

Admission is $3 for adults and free for children.

Cedar Point to host triathlon

SANDUSKY Cedar Point amusement park/resort is expecting more than 1,000 athletes for the fourth annual Revolution3 Triathlon Sept. 6-8. The weekend event also is to feature a Glow Run along the Cedar Point Beach.

The weekend of races includes a FullRev Triathlon (140.6 miles) and a Half-Rev Triathlon (70.3 miles). Both races begin on the beach along Lake Erie with the course winding through Erie County and the city of Sandusky.

Additional races include a SprintRev, KidsRev and a LittleRev race, each featuring various distances.

For more information or to register, visit or www.cedarpoint.