Region briefs, Oct. 25

TU to host concerts Thursday, Friday

Tiffin University is to present two concerts featuring entertaining programs of popular and commercial music.

The Los Angeles-based a cappella group M-PACT is to return to Tiffin at 7 p.m. Thursday. M-PACT has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world, and has performed with Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Natasha Bedingfield, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole and Bobby McFerrin.

At 7 p.m. Friday, Tiffin University is to showcase its own commercial music ensembles with a concert of pop, jazz R&B, a cappella, hip-hop, and originals. The concert is to feature performances by TU student groups Up in the Air, DFX, Higher Ground, Word on the Street, New HhITEs, Songwriting Collective, Big Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Both concerts are free and family-friendly and are to take place in the Marion Center, 235 Miami St.

For more information, call (419) 448-3366.

Bliss library to host Halloween event

BLOOMVILLE – Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host a Halloween Party 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Bloomville Fire Department.

The event is to feature ghoulish games and freaky fun including a hayride, doughnuts and apple cider, to be provided by Bloomville Lions Club.

Costumes are welcome.

The program is limited to children through fourth grade.

Next topic in history roundtable: ghosts

FREMONT — Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is to host the next topic in the History Roundtable series, Ghost Stories, Saturday.

The program is presented with Mike Gilbert.

The cost is $5 per person. To register, contact Nan Card by calling (419) 332-2081, ext. 239, or emailing

Bettsville parade, carnival set for Saturday

BETTSVILLE – Bettsville Halloween Parade and Carnival are to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Old Fort Elementary School.

The carnival is to start at 11 a.m. at H.P. Ells Park. It is to include games, refreshments, crafts and a costume contest with prizes for children and adults.

Internationally known organist to perform on newly acquired organ

PORT CLINTON — Internationally acclaimed organist Hector Olivera is to present a concert to commemorate the dedication of Immaculate Conception’s new Allen digital organ at 2 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Conception, 414 Madison St.

Immaculate Conception began the process of purchasing a new organ in the spring of 2016 and recently celebrated the installation of a Bravura L-324eDK Allen Organ.