Historic Trust hosts tea parties
With spring already here, the women of the Tiffin Historic Trust have been busy preparing for upcoming Victorian Theme Teas at the Rosina Brown House, 172 Jefferson St., Tiffin.
The first tea is "Music" at 12:30 p.m. April 21. Barbara Specht and Vicky Ohl, musicians from Heidelberg College, are to provide entertainment.
Other events are:
"History of Teas," 12:30 p.m. June 20.
"Children's Victorian High Tea," 12:30 p.m. July 21.
"Rosina's birthday Tea," 12:30 p.m. August 15.
"Frost on the Pumpkin Tea," 12:30 p.m. October 20.
The group accepts a donation of $20, which includes teas, entertainment/program and tour of the home.
For more information and to make reservations, call Nancy Cook at (419) 447-0665 or Karin Brown (567) 220-6203.
Library to have two sessions of 'Babies & Books'
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is having "Babies & Books" in April. There are to be two 30-minute classes, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday in Frost Kalnow Room. "Babies & Books" features stories, rhymes, songs and finger plays. Parents or caregivers and babies, age birth to 24 months old, can sign up for one session of language enrichment activities. Call (419) 447-3751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the free program.
Teens to take practice test
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's teen department is to host "Acing the A.C.T." with Sylvan Learning Centers as a two-part series.
Teenagers in grades 6-12 can take a practice test 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 21 in Frost Kalnow Room. They can return to review their results 6:30-8 p.m. April 23 in Frost Kalnow Room. Sylvan representatives are to give feedback about test results and give training.
Registration by April 16 is necessary by calling (419) 447-3751, signing up at the Junior Library desk or emailing email@example.com.
For more information, log onto the library's Facebook page or visit www.tiffinsen.lib.oh.us.
Tutors to be trained at library
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to offer tutor training for its adult literacy program, Project READ. Julie Carothers, Project READ coordinator with the adult center at Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers in Fremont, is to conduct the two classes 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21 and 28 in Junior Home Room.
Participants are to learn how to assess a student's strengths and weaknesses and how to work with an adult learner. Those who complete the course are asked to make a commitment to tutor a local adult once or twice a week for a year. Tutors must be at least 18 years old and be high school graduates. All materials are provided by the program.
Call (419) 447-3751 or (419) 334-6901, ext. 442, to register.
Computer classes being offered
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is offering adult computer classes in May. Six classes are to be offered. Space is limited so registration is necessary. Registration is under way. The library charges $1 per class to cover copy costs, which must be paid by the time of the class.
"Intermediate Excel" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. May 2, and students should have a basic knowledge of Excel before taking the intermediate course. Students in the class are to review the fundamentals of Excel, work with formulas and become familiar with sorting and organizing data. The instructor is to discuss tips for formatting spreadsheets so they are easier to create and easier to read. Students are to be taught how to make charts and graphs.
"Searching the Internet" is to be 6-7:30 p.m. May 2, and students should have taken the beginning Internet class. Students are to learn how to search the Internet and about different types of search engines and directories. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse and the keyboard.
"Facebook Basics" is to be 6-7:30 p.m. May 9. Students are to learn about privacy settings, how to navigate in Facebook, how to find friends and businesses and how to upload pictures. Students must have an open, accessible Facebook account, know their password and be able to navigate the Internet.
"Intermediate Word" is to be 10-11:30 a.m. May 10. Students are to review the fundamentals of Word as well as learn about templates, formatting and working with graphics and tables in a Word document. Students should have a basic knowledge of Word before taking the intermediate course.
"iDownloads" is to be 10-11 a.m. May 17. The workshop includes a demonstration of how to browse, check out and download titles from the library's digital catalog and download center. People can learn how to download audiobooks, eBooks and more on their computer, iPod or eBook reader. The eReaders compatible with the library's service are Barnes & Noble's Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo and PanDigital. Students must be familiar with the Internet or have taken beginning Internet.
"PowerPoint" is to be 6-7:30 p.m. May 23, and students are to learn the basics of the presentation program PowerPoint 2007. Students are to learn how to create presentations and add graphics. Students must be familiar with how to use a mouse and the keyboard.
To register or for more information, call (419) 447-3751.
Reduce some fines at Kaubisch
FOSTORIA - Kaubisch Memorial Public Library is to offer a "Food for Fines" promotion during National Library Week, Monday through Saturday. Patrons can reduce book fines by donating non-perishable food, which is to be donated to Fostoria Sharing Kitchen. A dollar is to be credited to a library account for each food item donated. Fees for lost or damaged materials cannot be reduced. For more information, call (419) 435-2813.
Rappin' Readers book club to meet
BELLEVUE - Rappin' Readers Book Club is for children ages 9-12 and meets at Bellevue Public Library once a month, 4-5 p.m. Thursdays. The upcoming meetings are scheduled for Thursday and May 10. Refreshments are to be served. April's title, which is available at the youth services desk, is "The Quilt" by Gary Paulsen.
Library offers new program
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is offering a new program for preschoolers and their parents. Discovery Time is a parent-guided learn and play group with various activity stations. Discovery Time is for children, ages 3-5, who are accompanied by a parent or other adult. The open-house style programs are an hour in length and are scheduled for 7 p.m. Mondays, April 9, 16, 23 and 30, and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, April 10, 17 and 24 and May 1. For more information, visit or call youth services at (419) 483-0422.
Help children read
BELLEVUE - "Every Child Ready to Read" training for parents is to be 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 7 at Bellevue Public Library. A grant from International Metal Hose is to enable each family to receive a Ready to Read parent kit that includes three books, a music CD, magnetic alphabet letters and a story board with puppet characters. The workshop is free. Parents, grandparents and other adults may register for the workshop by visiting or calling youth services at (419) 483-0422. Child care won't be available for the program.
'Bingo and a Book' upcoming
BELLEVUE - Bellevue Public Library is offering Bingo and a Book for children ages 6-8 4-4:45 p.m. May 3.
Program committee to meet Monday
Tiffin City Board of Education's program committee is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the administration building.
BASCOM - Architects and school personnel are to be available to provide information about Hopewell-Loudon Local School District's K-12 building project 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the distance learning lab. It is for people interested in the progress of the new school construction project.
NCA boards to meet
The North Central Academy board is to meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the North Central Academy Fremont board is to meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The meetings are to be at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center's Tiffin office, 928 W. Market St., Suite A.
BC seeks kindergarteners
NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central Local School District is to have registration of students for kindergarten classes for the 2012-13 school year 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17and 19 at the elementary office. Parents should take their child's birth certificate, immunization records, Social Security card and custody/guardianship papers, if applicable. For more information, call (419) 492-1022 or (419) 492-1018.
Calvert provides scholarship
Calvert Catholic Schools is an approved provider of Jon Peterson Scholarship. Children in grades K-12 who have individualized educational programs have an opportunity to apply and attend the school system. The amount of the scholarship ranges from $7,196-$20,000 per school year. The scholarship pays for special education services on the IEP and tuition cost to an approved provider. An informational meeting is to take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Calvert High School.
TMS students honored
Tiffin Middle School's students of the month for February are Olivia Pauly, Logan Young, Zachary Strong, Carly Rosen, Hahna Shook, Kaylee Duffey, Brenna Saum, Owen Warnement, Cole Johnson, Alexxa Ingalls, Samantha Krintzline and Skylar Tucker. Students of the month for March are Logan O'Donnell, Bridget Daniel, Blake Steinmetz, Shayna Schwartz, Maryn Sykes, Shayla Thomas, Hannah Weaver, Riley Williams, Thomas Bean, Megan Cameron, Ayano Hiranaka and Kenzie Parrish.
Terra to increase tuition
FREMONT - Terra State Community College Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition by $200 annually beginning in the fall semester. The vote followed a presentation by Treasurer Randy McCullough. He said the state share of instruction has been flat for the past four years while the college has had significant growth during that same period. A credit hour is to increase $6.61 to $141.44.
FINDLAY Any area high school graduates from public and private high schools and career centers within Owens Community College's legal district are to have the opportunity to experience a taste of college life for free prior to the beginning of their first fall semester at the college as the academic institution is expanding its Bridge to Success Program. The free program is designed to help first-year students transition from high school to college.
Owens is to host two open houses for people interested in learning more about the program. The open house on the Findlay-area campus is to be 6-9 p.m. May 2 in room 173. Attendees must RSVP by April 20. For more information, call (567) 661-2170 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 2170.
UF to have symposium
FINDLAY The sixth annual UF Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity is to take place noon-5:30 p.m. Thursday, beginning in University of Findlay's Alumni Memorial Union and continuing in various locations across campus. A student art show is to follow at 7 p.m. in Lea Gallery, located in Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.
The symposium is to feature work by about 160 student presenters, demonstrators and performers. The event is free. The university-wide ceremony is at noon in Alumni Memorial Union.
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.findlay.edu.
Reflect on the tsunami
FINDLAY In partnership with Friends of Findlay, University of Findlay's college of liberal arts and department of language and culture are to present "Reflecting on the Tsunami: Today and Tomorrow" at 6:45 p.m. April 17 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary, room 254.
For more information, call (419) 434-4711.
Owens to have prom extravaganza
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP Area high school students and their families searching for prom dresses and accessories at minimal cost can visit Owens Community College as Raising Awareness Club presents its second annual Prom Dress Extravaganza 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area campus. Admission to the event is free.
During the event, high school students and their families are to have the opportunity to select from an assortment of nearly 500 prom dresses and accessories for costs ranging from $5-$20 for dresses and 50 cents to $5 for accessories. For more information, call (567) 661-2569 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 2569.
Brown develops company
Jeff Brown didn't invent the internal combustion engine but has developed a way to service it. The 1989 Terra State Community College graduate created Expert Car Advice, a company that can provide advice from Automotive Service Excellence-certified technicians either by phone or online. It's drawn customers nationwide. Brown grew up in Bloomville and graduated from Columbian High School.
Dean appointed to board of directors
Lillian Schumacher, dean of Tiffin University's school of business, was appointed to the European Council for Business Education board of directors. TU's graduate program in Romania is accredited by ECBE.
Lohr helps on spring break
Dylan Lohr, a Heidelberg University student from Upper Sandusky, completed volunteer service as part of the university's alternate spring break program. Lohr was among a group that completed service in Biloxi, Miss.
Terra plans activities
FREMONT - Terra State Community College has a slate of activities scheduled for National Community College Month in April.
The college is to host a campus-wide open house 3:30-6:30 p.m. April 19. Visitors are to be able to tour academic program laboratories and departments, learn about student services, transfer opportunities and transportation, and talk with financial aid and admissions staff. For more information about the open house, call (419) 559-2349.
Students who have won various awards throughout the year are to be honored at the first student recognition banquet Monday. Donors and scholarship recipients are to be recognized at the annual Partners in Scholarship reception April 18.
The festivities also include the annual Celebration of the Arts Festival April 15-22.
The schedule includes a concert at 4 p.m. April 15, with an open house and reception 5-7 p.m., "Traces on Entropy" by Andreas Baumgartner at 5:30 p.m. and "Embracing Spirituality and Memory with Sara Schleicher at 6 p.m.
"Life as a Professional Performer" by tenor Richard Lewis is 5:30 p.m. April 16, with a performance by Terra Flute Choir at 7 p.m. and "Creatures and Curiosities" by Daniel Chudzinski at 7:45 p.m. A Fremont Faculty Recital and Arts Show is 7 p.m. April 17.
"Where are the Arts Going?" by Michael Shirtz is 7 p.m. April 18 and "Color and Light: Theory and Application" with Kay Hicks is at 7:45 p.m. "The Perfect Marriage: Digital Media, Arts and Music" with Mark Grine is 7 p.m. April 19 and "Photography: Then, Now, Tomorrow" with Dave Casperson follows at 7:45 p.m.
A wine and cheese reception is 5-7 p.m. April 20, a culinary demonstration with Chef Ed Logan follows at 5:30 p.m. and "Our Own Literature: Reading of Original Short Fiction and Poetry" is at 6 p.m. A Jazz @ Eight series features "A Tribute to Ohio's Jazz Legends" at 8 p.m. April 21 at Sandusky State Theatre. A spring chamber music concert is 3 p.m April 22.
Activities are to be in the recital hall in Building D unless otherwise noted. Displays and exhibits are to be in the Building B atrium and in the dance and exhibit room in Building D.
For more information, call (419) 559-2233.
2 on Northwestern Ohio dean's list
LIMA - Lucas Schank of Republic and Austin Frankart of Tiffin are on the dean's list at University of Northwestern Ohio.
Woodman serves 25 years
WILLARD - Ben Woodman of Tiffin celebrated 25 years of service at RR Donnelley Friday. He was hired in 1987 as a season material handler, served in various other positions and now is an operations specialist. He has two children, Patrick Woodman and Michael Woodman.