Sunday announcements, Feb. 3

Sundae on a Sunday

The Sorrowful Mother Shrine is to host at 4106 SR 269 in Bellevue a “Sundae on a Sunday” Feb. 10 noon-2p.m. begin immediately following the 11 a.m. mass. The event will be held in the Shrine Cafeteria.

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.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Hayes Home with romantic tour, live music

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 are to tour the first floor of the historic Hayes Home and hear romantic stories about the courtship and 36-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 are to enjoy a live musical performance by professional singer Joan Eckermann, who also is 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.

Kids to learn about Victorian Valentines, create sun catchers

FREMONT – Kids can make a Valentine’s Day sun catcher and create their own poems Saturday during Second Saturdays R 4 Kids.

The program is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is for kids ages 4 through 12.

The theme is “I Love Lucy,” in honor of first lady Lucy Hayes, who had a long and loving relationship with her husband, President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Kids may explore Victorian-era Valentines and the letters Lucy and Rutherford sent to each other.

They are to use tissue paper and glue to create a heart-shaped sun catcher and paper and glue to make their own poems.

The cost is $3 for kids. There is no charge for adults to bring kids to this program.

Kids and grandkids of Hayes Presidential Library & Museums members at the family level and higher are admitted for free.

RSVPS are required and can be made by contacting Education Coordinator Joan Eardly at (419) 332-2081, ext. 246, or jeardly@rbhayes.org. The RSVP deadline is noon Thursday.

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.

Capture Civil War battle flag to escape Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

FREMONT – You are a Civil War soldier in the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry mustered from Sandusky County.

During the embarrassing defeat your unit experienced at the Battle of Shiloh, the Rebels captured your regiment’s banner and have taken it back to their camp. This humiliation cannot stand!

You and your team have orders to proceed into the Confederate camp under the cover of darkness, scout out whatever clues you can find regarding the flag’s location and retrieve it. Sources say you should have one hour to complete your mission before the Rebel garrison becomes aware of your presence.

Complete the mission, and you will safely escape with your flag.

This is the theme of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ Escape Room event, taking place March 22, March 23, March 29 and March 30.

Up to 10 participants at each time slot will have an hour to solve puzzles hidden throughout a museum gallery. Smaller groups may be combined into a team of 10.

There will be two sessions each night, at 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at rbhayes.org/events.

Light refreshments are to be served after each session.

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.

Wine tasting series continues Feb. 15 at Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO – Toledo Zoo is to host Valentine’s Day Wine and Dine 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the serene setting of the aquarium. Guests are to enjoy an intimate, multi-course gourmet meal, complete with professionally paired wines, prepared by the zoo’s award-winning catering staff. Also, there is to be live entertainment. Cost is $80 per person for zoo members and $85 per person for non-members.

Reserve seats by calling (419) 385-5721, ext. 6001 or by visiting toledozoo.org/wine. Tickets must be purchased in advance and reservations are required. Guests must be 21 or over with valid ID to attend.

Wine lovers, mark the following dates on your calendars now for the continuation of the zoo’s 2019 wine tasting series:
March 22- Aquarium, April 26- Arctic Encounter, May 17- Malawi Event Center and June 7- ProMedica Museum of Natural History at the Toledo Zoo.

Celebrate Happy Hearts Day at Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO – Feb. 16, bring your sweetheart to Happy Hearts Day at Toledo Zoo 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and help spread the love as many of your favorite zoo animals receive species-appropriate, Valentine’s Day themed treats.

This year, with the event’s new name, the day’s activities are to focus on promoting heart health among the animals, while providing them with heart-shaped enrichment treats. The goal of the zoo’s enrichment program is to encourage natural behaviors and provide choices to the animal through different types of stimulation.

The zoo also is home to more cold-weather tolerant animals than ever before, including red pandas, snow leopards, polar bears, Bactrian camels, gray wolves, yaks and cinereous vultures. See all of the animals at Happy Hearts Day Feb. 16 at your Toledo Zoo. This event is free with zoo admission. For the full schedule of events, visit toledozoo.org/valentine.

The zoo is offering a half-off admission coupon available online at toledozoo.org. The coupon is available March 1 and is redeemable on visits within the same time period. Guests must present the coupon (printed or digital) at the entry gate to receive the discount. The coupon is not valid with any other offers and does not apply to groups of 20 or more.

Bellevue Society for the Arts Cabaret

The Bellevue Society for the Arts’ Holiday Innkeeper Cabaret Troupe is proud to announce “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” Cabaret Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.

Each Cabaret has a provided meal. The Feb. 15 menu will feature chicken cordon bleu, green bean casserole, rice pilaf, mini croissants and dessert.

Cabaret performances are by reservation only and are limited to 100 in attendance. Tickets are $20 each. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (419) 484-2787.

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” Cabaret is hosted by Jimy Foreman, of Whites Landing. Kristen Santos, Tiffin, provides piano accompaniment.

Performances may also feature surprise guests.

Bellevue Society for the Arts is located at 205 Maple Street, Bellevue.

Visit bellevuearts.net. Like Bellevue Society for the Arts on Facebook. Follow Bellevue Society for the Arts on Twitter and Instagram.

Blanchard Valley Health System offers scholarships to area students, associates

Blanchard Valley Health System is offering educational scholarships to individuals pursuing health care careers. BVHS associates and current college students may be eligible to apply.

A complete list of scholarships, along with applications, deadlines, qualifications and contact information, can be viewed at bvhealthsystem.org/scholarships by clicking on the “Scholarships” link under the “Health Care Professionals” menu.

Those who receive a BVHS scholarship may be required to make a commitment to the organization.

For more information call (419) 429-6414 or visit bvhealthsystem.org/scholarships.

University of Notre Dame dean’s list

Cameron J. Hunter, of Fostoria, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science for the Fall 2018 semester.

Applications now accepted for PEYA and PIAEE awards

WASHINGTON – Applications are now being accepted for the President’s Environmental Youth Award and the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators Award.

Applications are due March 8.

EPA is seeking PEYA and PIAEE awards applications that highlight environmental stewardship in a variety of areas, including the following: environmental sustainability; a healthy school environment including projects that reduce food waste in school cafeterias; environmentally friendly agriculture practices; reducing human contributions to ocean litter and how to prevent it; school gardens; recycling; or using STEM to teach environmental education.

The PEYA program recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship projects by K-12 youth, promoting awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encouraging positive community involvement.

PEYA is an annual award administered by the Office of Environmental Education at EPA. Since 1971, EPA has recognized young people for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology. Each year the PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by young individuals, school classes (kindergarten through high school), summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness. Through environmental education and stewardship activities, students develop the critical thinking skills experience to make informed decisions and take responsible actions to address difficult environmental issues.

EPA will select up to two winners in each of EPA’s 10 Regions – one regional winner for Grades K-5 and one regional winner for Grades 6-12. Winners of this year’s awards will be invited to a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in mid-2019, and have their project mentioned on EPA’s website.

All student projects must be sponsored by at least one adult over the age of 21. The application and eligibility information are available at: www.epa.gov/education/presidents-environmental-youth-award.

For more information, contact PEYA@epa.gov.