Region briefs, June 11

Hospice training to begin

Community Hospice Care will be offering a volunteer training class 6:30-9 p.m. July 1 at the Community Hospice Care office, 181 E. Market St.

To register or learn more, call Melissa at (419) 447-4040.

Foundation’s garage sale Friday

OLD FORT – The third annual Gillmor Foundation Garage Sale is set for 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday in the training room at Old Fort Bank, 8034 Main St., Old Fort.

Proceeds from the sale benefit special projects funded by the Paul M. and Lucy J. Gillmor Charitable Foundation.

Farmers’ market set for Saturday

The Downtown Tiffin Farmers Market will kick off the season 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services President and CEO John Detwiler said six markets have been scheduled, one each on the second Saturday of the month June through October, plus an additional one July 26.

All markets will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Washington Street between East Market and East Perry streets. Vendors interesting in participating should call the chamber at (419) 447-4141.

Bake sale, farmers’ market on tap

ATTICA – A farmers’ market and bake sale is to take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Attica United Methodist Church, off US 224.

For more details, call (419) 426-8881.

Strawberry Festival returns

BLOOMVILLE – The annual Strawberry Festival is set for 3-9 p.m. Saturday at Bloomville United Church of Christ, 31 N. Marion St., Blooomville. Festivities include homemade food for dine-in or carry-out; fresh strawberries, desserts and ice cream; a family carnival; kids’ games; entertainment; and raffles.

Athletes can sign up for the Berry Run/Walk – 5K/10K. Registration begins at 3 p.m., with the race at 4 p.m.

All food serving lines will begin at 5 p.m.

For more information, call (419) 983-2371.

Arts and crafts festival at Lakeview Park

PORT CLINTON The Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council Arts and Crafts Festival returns Saturday for its 21st year, this time at Port Clinton’s Lakeview Park. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., it is to feature art, crafts and children’s activities.

More than 50 artists have crafted jewelry, woodworking, photography, paintings, upcycled art, metal garden art, handcrafted soaps, pottery and other unique merchandise. Children can create art from recycled materials and their own play adventures through special activities. Food vendors will offer perch, hot dogs, burgers, smoothies and roasted nuts.

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