Sunday announcements, Feb. 24

Victorian tea at Kids Days @ Hayes

FREMONT — Kids ages five and older can dress up and enjoy a Victorian tea on March 16, during Kids Days @ Hayes (formerly Second Saturdays R 4 Kids).

During this event, kids will enjoy tea, games and learn about tea time and etiquette during President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes’ era.

Two sessions for this event will be offered: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and noon – 1 p.m. Kids are encouraged but not required to dress up.

Cost is $5 for kids and grandkids of Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members at the family level and higher and $7 for non-member kids. There is no cost for adults who bring kids to this event. Adults who bring kids are welcome to attend, observe and take pictures of their kids.

Kids will also receive a 10-percent discount coupon to use in the Museum Store. After the event, kids can tour the museum and Hayes Home for free. Non-member accompanying adults would pay regular admission to tour the home and museum.

RSVPs for the tea are required and can be made by contacting Education Coordinator Joan Eardly at (419) 332-2081, ext. 246 or jeardly@rbhayes.org. Event sponsors are Pamela & Joy at Billy’s Restaurant.

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.

Demon Rum & Cold Water Exhibit

FREMONT — Before Prohibition, there was temperance. In reaction to increasing consumption of alcohol in the 1800s, many people began to express concerns about the social effects of drinking.

Thus began the temperance movement. It gained popularity in the 1850s, and President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes helped to shape this movement.

The next special exhibit at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, “Demon Rum & Cold Water: The Two Sides of Temperance,” will examine temperance; the involvement of women, who were often leaders of the movement; its effect on the American public and the road that eventually led to Prohibition being ratified in 1919.

“Demon Rum & Cold Water” will open to the public March 1. It will include a tavern and church where visitors can become a temperance advocate and give temperance speeches. Artifacts, manuscripts and photos also will illustrate the movement as it evolved through the years.

One of the artifacts featured in the exhibit is a medal awarded to showman and circus operator P.T. Barnum for his promotion of the temperance movement. This piece is on loan from the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Lucy Hayes’ wine-colored velvet dress, worn in her White House portrait, also will be brought out of HPLM’s collections storage and put on display. The Women’s Christian Temperance Union paid for the portrait to be painted because the first lady advocated for the temperance movement and abstained from alcohol.

The exhibit also will explore the Hayeses’ views on alcohol. Although they championed temperance, the Hayeses were not in favor of legally banning alcohol.

Access to see “Demon Rum & Cold Water” is included with regular admission. Members are admitted for free. The exhibit is open through Oct. 6.

The exhibit is part of the “Finding Her Voice” program, a year-long initiative by the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums to create programming related to women’s history and the women who were connected to Spiegel Grove. “Finding Her Volce” is sponsored by the Reed Fund of The Toledo Community Foundation.

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.

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame nominations

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is accepting nominations to recognize those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to contribute to our communities, state and nation through exceptional acts of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service or philanthropy.

Each year, the Hall of Fame inducts up to 20 veterans based on recommendations from an Executive Committee of veterans from throughout the state and approval from the Governor of Ohio.

To be considered, the veteran must meet the following criteria: be a past or current Ohio resident, have received an honorable discharge and be of good moral character.

This Hall of Fame sets the standard for recognizing Ohio’s veterans for accomplishments beyond their military service. In addition, it is a fitting way to say “thank you for your service to our nation and thank you for your continued service to our communities.” Chances are you know a veteran who deserves to be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. You are encouraged to nominate that deserving veteran today.

Nomination deadline is June 1. Guidelines, a sample nomination and more information are available at http://dvs.ohio.gov/main/veterans-hall-of-fame.html.

Events at Clyde Public Library

Coffee and Create at the Clyde Library

For those who are into planners, bullet journals, faith journaling, memory keeping and more! Join us for coffee, treats, and new friends that share interests in organization, stickers and other fun things March 2 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We will meet the first Saturday of the month and talk about new trends and plan our month’s adventures.

Learn to knit at the library

Are you interested in learning to knit or crochet? Have you been knitting or crocheting for years now? Come join our fun group of pros and beginners as we create items for charity around our area March 5 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please call Nelcy at the library for more questions at (419) 547-7174.

Learn to make bath bombs

Come learn how to make bath bombs March 7 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Each participant will be able to make their own bath bomb. Be aware that this program can be messy as dyes are used and be cautious for those that are sensitive to smell because fragrances will be used. There is a limit on participants so please register for your spot. Registration is required by calling the library at (419) 547-7174 or stop by the circulation desk.

Wii Sports March Madness Event

Bring your friends, parents, siblings, grandparents and more for a fun day of Wii Sports Madness March 9 and 16 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will have a tournament and a practice space while you wait your turn. There will be a trophy for the winning team.

Choose Your Own Adventure Club

Join the library for a new club for kids in grades three through six based on the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books March 12 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. New adventures each week, fun and snacks. Please call the library at (419) 547-7174 for more information.

Cookbook Club

This month’s theme is Irish recipes. Please bring a prepared dish with serving utensils March 14 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Be ready to talk about what you made and bring your appetite. Please call Nelcy at the library for more questions at (419) 547-7174.

Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons

Do you want to learn to play Dungeons & Dragons?Looking for people to quest with? The Clyde Public Library is running a campaign full of adventure and fun Wednesdays throughout March from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Materials will be provided. Feel free to bring your own snacks. This program is for teens ages 13-18 (or in twelfth grade).

Pilates @ The Library

Get started on your fitness resolution at the Library with our new exercise program Mondays throughout March from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. No registration is required for this FREE program.

Guests included: prospective member Josh Stanek from Attica Lumber; Maxine Hunt with Leanne Smith; Calyn Price hosted Marilyn Seislove; Beth Kummerer was with Kelly Hohman; Hannah Cooper and Emily Anstead from Sentinel; Noelline Pierard, Jenna Schank, Nicolette Stiltner, Gabe Reyes and Carlie Schafer and from Columbian.

Moerdyk celebrated his birthday. The basket fund raised $45. Betty Hoffman won the weekly drawing and Ty Cooper the free lunch.

Ardner introduced fellow Calvert classmate Dr. Sarah Sewell as the speaker. She is the daughter of Maxine Hunt and graduated from Calvert High School. She went to Ohio University for her undergrad and doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. While there, she participated in two mission trips — one to El Salvador and one to the Dominican Republic. She did her pediatric residency at Akron Children’s Hospital. Her husband Brian is also a Tiffin native and is a physical therapist at Mercy. She is a pediatrician at Mercy Health –Tiffin Pediatrics and sees kids ages birth to 21. Her twin brother is an EMT in Tiffin so the family is really into keeping Tiffin healthy.