Preventing heart disease is topic of Oct. 21 meeting
MAUMEE – Preventing and treating heart disease will be the topic of a free community event hosted at St.
Luke’s Hospital on Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Auditorium A at 5901 Monclova Road in Maumee.
Get Your Heart Set on Health will show how understanding heart disease and its treatment options can
improve quality of life. Cardiologist, Carolyn S. Gbur, MD, Ohio Heart and Vascular Consultants, will
review risk factors and symptoms of heart disease. Also, she will discuss treatment options including
catheterizations, stenting, medications and enhanced technologies for removing plaque.
To attend Update on Cardiovascular Disease, call (419) 897-8484. Participants can also register online at
Program on diabetes offered
FOSTORIA – To help individuals successfully manage diabetes, the Fostoria Community Hospital’s diabetes
education department will offer a class on Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Oct. 8 and 9 from 8 a.m. to
noon. All classes will be held in the Conference Center, on the hospital’s lower level, entrance 2. A
physician referral is required.
The course does have a fee billable to insurance and pre-registration is required for attendance.
Financial assistance is available through the diabetes fund of the FCH Foundation. For more information,
call Shirley Conle at (419) 436-6629.
Civil War group meets Oct. 8
TOLEDO – The next meeting of the Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable will be Oct. 8 at the Navarre Park
Shelter House (near the corner of Navarre and White Streets.) A brief business meeting will be held at
7:30 p.m., followed by the main program starting around 8.
The speaker will be local historian Fred Folgler, presenting on Abraham Lincoln, Part II: The Whitehouse
Years. This is the conclusion to the program that he presented in February.
The meetings are free and open to the public.
Oktober Fest is Sunday
BLOOMVILLE – The Rhinelanders German band is featured during this year’s Oktober Fest celebration at
Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve noon to 5 p.m. this Sunday.
In its fifth year, the fundraiser for the Seneca County Park District, features German food, wagon tours
of the park, a farm market and other activities in addition to German music.
The Rhinelanders of Shelby Township, Mich., features 13 musicians totaling more than 40 years of musical
experience, including two trumpets, one saxophone, one baritone/trombone, three accordions, three
tuba/bass guitars and three drummers. The band specializes in authentic German music.
After they eat, they can participate in several other activities, including wagon tours of the preserve,
American Indian drumming demonstrations, a rock display in the nature center, a farmers market and a
wildlife display by Back to the Wild wildlife rehabilitation center of Castalia.
Garlo preserve is at 6777 Ohio 19, 1.7 miles south of Bloomville.
Garden festival Oct. 11
TOLEDO – The Toledo Botanical Garden’s fall festival and scarecrow contest will be Oct. 11 from noon to 4
p.m. at the gardens at 5403 Elmer Drive.
The event will feature horse-drawn hayrides, art activities for children, live entertainment and
scarecrows. There also a fall plant sale. The sale of a variety of perennials and Oak Openings native
plants will also be held on Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.