Region briefs, March 5

Salvation Army serving breakfast

The Salvation Army is to serve its annual breakfast 8-11 a.m. Saturday at 505 E. Market St.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

To learn more, call (419) 447-2252.

Open house scheduled at FLC

Family Learning Center is to have an open house 6-8 p.m Thursday at FLC’s campus at Sentinel Career and Technology Center, 797 TR 201.

Barbershop concert coming

BOWLING GREEN – Barbershop singers from northwest Ohio are to perform “An Evening of A Capella” at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at the Alliance Church, 1161 Napoleon Road, Bowling Green.

The show is to feature the “Voices of Harmony” chorus performing a variety of a capella music, many in the barbershop style. In addition, the chorus is to welcome special guests Eclipse from Columbus and northwest Ohio’s Sing-a-ma-jigs.

Admission is free, although donations will be accepted at the door.

For more information, call (888) 741-7464.

St. Wendelin to host poetry night

FOSTORIA The St. Wendelin Catholic School is to host a poetry event at 6 p.m. Saturday in the upper room of the Parish Life Center.

“The Writer’s Block: Poetry Against Poverty” is a charity event, with all donations going to Fostoria’s Sharing Kitchen.

Any student or member of the community can read original poetry or famous poetry written by other authors. Refreshments are to be provided.

For further details, call Adam Flugga at (419) 435-8144.

‘Berg to stage education event

Heidelberg University’s school of education is to welcome Rafe Esquith for its second Education Summit at 10 a.m. March 21 in Gundlach Theatre on campus.

Esquith is a fifth-grade teacher at a public school in Los Angeles, where he is around guns, gangs and violence. He has authored books about teaching, including “Real Talk for Real Teachers” and “Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire.”

Esquith has been called “a modern-day Thoreau” by Newsday, “a genius and a saint” by The New York Times and “the most interesting and influential classroom teacher in the country” by The Washington Post.

Bellefontaine High School science teacher Spencer Reames and Columbian High School science teacher Chris Monsour are to present sessions at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively. A panel discussion, “Voices from the Classroom,” is to follow at 2:30 p.m.

Call Brian Haley at (419) 448-2119 or

email him at for more details.