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Sunday announcements, Jan. 27

Sleigh rides through Spiegel Grove offered Presidents’ Day weekend

FREMONT — Celebrate Presidents’ Day by riding in a horse-drawn sleigh or trolley through the wooded estate of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

South Creek Clydesdales are to offer horse-drawn sleigh and trolley rides 1-4 p.m. Feb. 16-18 at Spiegel Grove, the grounds of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. Cost is $4.50 per rider ages three and older and free for riders two and younger.

Tickets can be purchased in the museum and library building on the days rides are offered. Rides are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 400 people can be accommodated each day. No reservations are taken.

The trolley, which can hold 16-18 people, could be used in addition to or in place of the sleigh, which holds four people, depending on demand and South Creek Clydesdales’ staff availability.

Rides are to be offered regardelss of whether there is snow. However, if the wind chill is zero or below zero or there are thunderstorms, rides would be canceled. For updates, visit rbhayes.org and the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ social media pages.

Sleigh rides were one of President Hayes’ favorite activities. He often rode in a horse-drawn sleigh and noted his excursions and how much he enjoyed them in his diaries, which are kept in the Hayes Presidential Library.

For information, call (419) 332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org. Like HPLM on Facebook at fb.me/rbhayespres and follow on Twitter at @rbhayespres and Instagram at rbhayespres.

Valentine’s day tour

FREMONT — Celebrate Valentine’s Day by experiencing President Rutherford and first lady Lucy Hayes’ decades-long love story during a special evening tour of the Hayes Home.

During Valentine’s Day Tour & Tunes Feb. 14, guests can tour the first floor of the historic Hayes Home and hear romantic stories about the courtship and 37-year marriage of the loving couple.

Costumed maids are to serve guests champagne or sparkling grape juice and chocolates. At the end of each tour, guests may enjoy a live musical performance by professional singer Joan Eckermann, who is also the special events and volunteer coordinator at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, in the same parlor of the home where the president and first lady entertained their guests.

Tours are at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The event lasts about one hour, with a 40-minute tour and 20 minutes of music.

Tours are limited, and reserved tickets are required. Tickets are available at rbhayes.org/events. Tickets are $22 for non-member individuals, $40 for non-member couples, $20 for HPLM member individuals and $35 for HPLM member couples. No refunds.

For information, call (419) 332-2081 or visit rbhayes.org. Like HPLM on Facebook at fb.me/rbhayespres and follow on Twitter at @rbhayespres and Instagram at rbhayespres.

Valentine’s Day performance

During the Valentine Tea at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9, “Love is in the Air: Songs of Love” are to be performed by Mimi Lange Johnston. Guests are to be served Valentine treats and tea, and can tour the Tiffin Historic Trust’s Grammes-Brown House, 172 Jefferson St., Tiffin. The event is open to the public. Reservations are required; contact Phyllis at (419) 448-8312. The donation per non-member is $20; per Tiffin Historic Trust member, $18. www.tiffinhistorictrust.org

Annual celebrity wait night

Heart & Soul: Caring for our Community is having its 7th annual Celebrity Wait Night 6-9 p.m. Feb. 4 at Zia’s, 20 Main St., Toledo. Proceeds are to go toward patient facility upgrades for the Wellness and Recovery and Education Programs at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital and programs and services for the members of the Thomas M. Wernert Center. Cost is $35 per person and includes dinner and dessert. There also is to be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. The goal is to raise awareness for mental illness and help erase the stigma associated with it.

All attendees must be prepaid. Register at www.heartandsoultoledo.com and follow the link, or RSVP to Abbey Riley at (419) 764-4387 or heartandsoultoledo@gmail.com. The event has been selling out the last few years, so make your reservations early.

Chieftains for Change community night

Feb. 5, Hopewell-Loudon is to host its third annual Chieftains for Change Community Night. This year, the event is to focus on social media. Sgt. Scott Frank, a former internet crimes against children investigator, is to share his digital empowerment program. This is a free event for adults. Light snacks and a free book for the first 40 families are to be provided.

Wild about Art at the Toledo Zoo: Call for artists

TOLEDO — The Toledo Zoo is seeking all the creative minds and skilled craftsmen in the area to take part in an art fair. Wild about Art is a two-day art fair to take place Aug. 3-4. The show at the zoo is to feature local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of zoo visitors. The event also is to include entertainment, interactive activities and, of course, animals.

Artists may sign up by visiting toledozoo.org/wildaboutart to be directed to the online application. Applications must be submitted online by April 5. Art does not have to be animal related.

For details, contact artfair@toledozoo.org or call (419) 385-5721 ext. 2110.

Second annual honor run 5k

WILLARD — WHS announced the 2nd annual Honor Run 5K run/walk. Registration is open for runners and walkers for March 9. The race is to begin at the high school at 9 a.m. Runners have the opportunity before the race to dedicate their run/walk to a local veteran.

Participants who register by Feb. 22 are guaranteed to receive a race shirt. Awards are to be given to first-, second- and third-place finishers overall as well as in each age category. Each runner is to receive a race medal designed for the Honor Run 5K. Awards are to be presented by local veterans following the race.

Proceeds from the Honor Run are to be used toward other student organized events honoring veterans including:

• Seats on the spring flight schedule for Honor Flight.

• Military Appreciation Night Sept. 13.

• Veterans Day Program Nov 11.

Anyone wishing to register for the Honor Run 5K can do so in person in the high school office or by printing the registration from the school website front page or completing the form online at tinyurl.com/honorrun19

All veteran programs are sponsored by WHS Teen Leadership Corp, FFA and Student Council members and their advisers. WHS recently was awarded the Purple Star designation from the Ohio Department of Education for their support of military families and veterans in their community.

in Motion Dance Studio’s benefit performance

Every year, the dancers on in Motion Dance Studios dance teams and troupes put on a benefit performance for a local charity or foundation. Instructors look to instill the act of giving and selflessness in each dancer by allowing them to pick the organization each year and help participate

in setting up the benefit. This year, the students chose the Seneca County Humane Society.

The benefit is to take place in the Columbian High School auditorium at 3 p.m. Feb. 17. There is a $5 donation entrance fee for adults and a $3 fee for children 12 and younger. All proceeds from the benefit are to be given to the Humane Society of Seneca County.

The dance team and troupe members range from ages six and up and they perform a variety of dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro, hip hop and musical theatre. In addition to a performance from dance teams and troupes, there are to be raffle baskets for which tickets can be purchased and a cruise for two to be given away. Cruise raffle tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in the studio office at 636 Miami St. or at the benefit.

Birchard Public Library activities

FREOMONT – Birchard Public Library has a variety of programming at all four locations. All programs are free, but some require registration. The main library is at 423 Croghan St., Fremont. For more information or to register for a program, call (419) 334-7101.

All Birchard Library locations are to be closed Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day.

Programs for children:

Storytimes for 3-5 Year Olds – 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays or 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Storytimes for Birth to 36 Months – 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays or 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Family Storytimes – 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Canvas & Cocoa – 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Kids in grades K-6 are invited to paint their own tape-resist canvas painting to take home and to enjoy a warm cup of cocoa. Be sure to wear painting clothes. Call to register at (419) 334-7101, ext: 209, or register online at www.birchard.org.

LEGO Challenge – 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 21. K-sixth graders can build LEGO creations on their own or as part of a team. Library provides the Legos.

Program for teens:

Glow Party for Teens – 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a glow-in-the-dark party. Glow-in-the-dark crafts, face painting, glow sticks, neon twister, and more. Wear white and neon so to glow under the blacklights. Registration required. Call (419) 334-7101, ext. 209, or visit the Teen Page at www.Birchard.org.

Programs for adults:

Adult Book Discussion – 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Join the discussion of the sci-fi classic “Foundation” by Isaac Asimov. Books are available at the adult reference desk. All are welcome, just drop in.

Crochet Connection – 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. All experience levels are welcome. Bring hooks and yarn and drop in for an evening of crocheting fun.

Third Thursday Movie Club – 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21. When Rachel accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for a wedding, she finds out he is a wealthy, much sought-after bachelor in this crazy, 2018 film. Free admission.

Adult Coloring – 8:15 p.m. Feb. 25. A stress-relieving evening of coloring, conversation and refreshments. All supplies are provided.

Movie Classics Matinee – 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28. This classic World War II film about building and sabotaging a bridge was voted best film of 1957, and Alec Guinness was honored with an Oscar for his starring role.

In Gibsonburg, 100 N. Webster St.:

Preschool Storytime – 11 a.m. Thursdays. The doors open early for preschoolers, their siblings and caregivers for this special program. Books, rhymes, songs, and a craft.

Cookbook Club – 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11. “Amish Cooking Class Cookbook” by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Bring a copy of your recipe with your dish.

Poetry with Larry Michaels – 1 p.m. Feb. 13. Aspiring poets of all ages are welcome. Call (419) 637-2173 to register.

Book & Munch Bunch: Chapter Books – Grades 4-7 – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13. “Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World” by Jennifer Armstrong.

Friday Fun for Adults – 1 p.m. Feb. 15. Get crafty making a burlap wreath for spring. Supplies provided. Call (419) 637-2173 to register.

Book & Snack Pack: Chapter Books – Grades 1-4 – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20. “The Missing ‘Gator of Gumbo Limbo” by Jean Craighead George.

Book Bears: Early Readers – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21. “Hello, Bumblebee Bat” by Darrin Lunde. Science activity: towers (stress).

Lego Challenge – 10 a.m. Feb. 23. Challenge: Build a bird for National Bird Feeding Month. Legos provided.

Adult Book Discussion – 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. Copies available at the library.

In Green Springs, 217 N. Broadway St.:

LEGO Club – 1 p.m. Saturday. Kids can drop in to build a Lego creation.

Storytime – 1 p.m. Feb. 23. Enjoy stories geared toward pre-schoolers, but fun for all.

Adult Coloring – 1 p.m. Feb. 25. Relax and enjoy coloring for adults. Supplies provided.

In Woodville, 101 E. Main St.:

LEGO Club – 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Grades K-6. The library supplies the Legos.

Teddy Bear Care Clinic – 1 p.m. Saturday. Does your teddy bear need a few stitches? Bring your stuffed animal buddies to the library for a check-up and treatment of minor boo-boos.

Storytimes – 7 p.m. Feb. 4 and 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Stories and a craft geared for pre-schoolers.

Valentine’s Day Crafts – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9. Stop in and create a Valentine for your Valentine.

Cookies & Coloring – 7 p.m. Feb. 11. Adults, an evening to just kick back and color.

Wednesday Adult Book Club – 7 p.m. Feb. 13. “Circe” by Madeline Miller. Copies available at the library.

Build a Bird Feeder – 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16. Recycle empty cans to create bird feeders for your yard. Call (419) 849-2744 to register.

Teens & Tweens:

CD Art – 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Transform old CDs into art using paint and other recycled items. Registration required at (419) 849-2744.

Roblox Club – 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 25. Grades 4-8. Access games created by others or design your own with Roblox Studio. The library has a few ipads for use in this program; first-come, first-served, or bring your own device.

Iowa State University dean’s list

Rachael Flood, 4th year student, majoring in veterinary medicine has been named to the Iowa State University fall dean’s list.

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