Family to Family class forming now
BUCYRUS - NAMI of Marion and Crawford County is to offer a Family to Family education program, a series of 12 classes to help caregivers and family members to better understand mental illness.
The classes are to run 6-8:30 p.m., starting today, and meet weekly at United Methodist Church, North Campus, 227 E. Walnut St., Bucyrus.
For more information, call (419) 562-1193.
Planning sessions for Family Fest continues
The Family Fest committee is to meet at noon Thursday at Community Hospice Care, 181 E. Perry St.
Plans are to be finalized for the April 14 Family Fest at the YMCA.
Fish fry slated Friday
The Commission on Aging is to serve one more fish fry 5-8 p.m. Friday at Somerset Reception Center, 382 S. Huron St.
The all-you-can-eat dinner is $7 in advance and $7.50 at the door. The meal includes walleye, a hot food bar, salad bar, dessert and beverages.
For more details, call (419) 447-5792.
Holy day reflections set for Carey shrine
CAREY - The ecumenical choir at Our Lady of Consolation is to present "The Weeping Tree" at noon Friday in the Basilica, 315 Clay St., Carey.
This musical reflection includes sacred music and narration. The program is free.
to assist Right to Life
FOSTORIA - The Right-to-Life Caring Hands Rummage Sale is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11-13 in the basement of the Knights of Columbus, 445 W. Center St., Fostoria.
The sale is to include donated clothing, household items and collectibles.
April 13 is a $1 "bag day."
Moose to host fundraiser for FACT
What began as Megan's Alpine Cancer Benefit has outgrown its original location. Commitment Care for Cancer is set for 6-10 p.m. April 14 at the Tiffin Moose, 1146 N. SR 53.
The evening is to include music by a local duo, Dave and Glenn, raffles, silent and live auctions, a 50/50 drawing and snacks. A pink and white "Breast Cancer Awareness" big rig also is to be on display.
Proceeds are to benefit Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment. For more details, call (419) 934-3892 or (419) 937-4834.
Card party planned
A "Hop into Spring" card party is set for 11:30 a.m. April 17 at Allen Eiry Senior Center.
The $7 admission includes lunch and door prizes. A game table is to be set up for those who do not play cards.
Breakfast to serve as Alzheimer's benefit
Elmwood at the Shawhan, 54 S. Washington St., is to serve a French toast and sausage breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. April 19. The $8 admission is to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
No reservations are needed and carryouts are to be available.
Hayes Center books
FREMONT - The Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont is to offer a RootsMagic Workshop 1-4 p.m. April 15.
Participants can learn tips and tricks for using one of the most popular pieces of software for genealogists, RootsMagic, from the author. Bruce Buzbee is to explain new features, solve problems and answer questions during this free workshop.
Registration is requested by visiting www.rbhayes.org or by calling (800) 998-PRES.
Walnut Grove preps
annual charity raffle
Summer is months away, but Walnut Grove Campground of Tiffin is gearing for its annual Children's Benefit Raffle.
Tickets are available now to win a 2012 E-Z Go street-legal gas golf cart. The cost is $10 per ticket, and the drawing is set for 9 p.m. July 7.
For tickets and information, call (419) 448-0914 or Jim at (419) 619-5716.
Museum to reopen
CLYDE - The Clyde Museum,124 W. Buckeye St., Clyde, is to open for the season Thursday.
Regular hours will be 1-4 p.m. every Thursday for special events, and by appointment.
The McPherson House also is open for special events and available for tours by appointment.
People who would like to schedule a guided tour at either venue, or have specific collections they would like to explore, should call (419) 547-7946.
Program to address 'Living with Grief'
SANDUSKY - Stein Hospice is to host a "Living with Grief" program 9 a.m.-noon April 19 at 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky.
"End-of-Life Ethics" is the topic for the workshop. It is to be presented as a DVD moderated by former ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr.
The program is free, but low-cost continuing education credits are available for nurses, social workers, counselors, funeral directors, clergy and nursing home administrators.
For reservations and information, send e-mail to hseavers@