Community Briefs: 4-5-19


Way Public Library to host blood drive
PERRYSBURG — Way Public Library will host a blood drive on Monday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the lower level
meeting rooms.
Appointments can be scheduled online at by entering the sponsor code: WAYLIBRARY or
call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767). Walk-ins are also welcome. Be sure to check out the new Rapid Pass to
shorten your donation time by 15 minutes.
Visit Pass for details. Donors must be 17 years of age, 110 pounds and in good
For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Course starts
NAMI will sponsor the NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Program, specifically for adults with mental health
conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.
The eight sessions start in Bowling Green on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m., at the Connection Center BG, 309 S.
Main St. The course will cover mental health treatment options, learning to set a vision and goals for
the future, learning how to enhance communication skills, developing confidence for making decisions,
how to practice relaxation and stress reduction tools, and how to strengthen relationships. The
curriculum has been written by trained leaders with lived experiences of mental health and the course
will be taught by NAMI Wood County instructors who have taken intensive training as course instructors.

The course is designed specifically for adults who are living with a mental illness. The course provides
an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Participants will experience compassion and understanding
from people who relate to their experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an
accepting environment.
The NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education course is free. For more information or to register, go to or contact the director of programs at the NAMI Wood County office at
History Book Club meets at Fort Meigs
PERRYSBURG — The History Book Club, a partnership between Fort Meigs Historic Site and the Way Public
Library, meets on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Fort Meigs’ director,Geoff Earnhart will moderate a discussion of “Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran
Hostage Crisis” by Mark Bowden. The book is available to borrow from the Way. The discussion takes place
at the Fort Meigs visitor center, 29100 W. River Road.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Refreshments are available. Admission is free.
Reel Art presents ‘Timbuktu’ at Way
PERRYSBURG — Way Library’s Reel Art International and Art Film Series continues on April 12 at 7 p.m.
with a free screening of “Timbuktu.”
“Timbuktu” tells the story of the cattle herder Kidane, who lives peacefully in the dunes with his family
not far from Timbuktu, which is ruled by religious fundamentalists. In town, the people suffer,
powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer
have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Daily, the new improvised
courts issue tragic and absurd sentences.
Kidane and his family had been spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu, but when their destiny changes
abruptly, Kidane must face the new laws of the foreign occupants.
The film is in French and Arabic with English subtitles and is for adults only. Runtime is 1 hour and 37
minutes. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
Birding photography workshop planned
OAK HARBOR – Photographers, birders and outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning to photograph birds in
the field are invited to attend a free informational workshop on April 13, according to the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
The workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-noon at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area located at 13229 W. Ohio 2. The
workshop is free of charge, but preregistration is required by April 12, as space is limited. To
register, contact Meredith Gilbert at 419-429-8359.
Division of Wildlife photographer Tim Daniel and professional photographer Nina Harfmann will cover
topics such as camera types and settings, finding a photography target and capturing a clear and
interesting photo. Participants will then have the opportunity to test out their new skills in Magee
Marsh’s bird habitat.
Participants are encouraged to bring camera equipment including a tri or monopod, binoculars, sturdy
walking shoes and insect repellent. A large portion of the workshop will be held outdoors, and
participants should dress for the weather.
Appold Planetarium presents ‘Apollo 11’
SYLVANIA — The Lourdes University Appold Planetarium presents “Apollo 11.” This July, it will be 50 years
since the world watched Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong land on the moon and declare it “…one small
step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Since then, only a handful of astronauts have repeated that
During the Apollo missions of the 1960s, Charles M. Schulz gave NASA permission to use Snoopy on the
Agency’s spaceflight safety materials. The “first beagle on the moon” will be featured in this
family-friendly show.
Admission prices are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on
April 13, 19 and 20 and May 3, 4, 17 and 18.
Reservations are recommended. Call 419-517-8897 or email [email protected]
Learn about smart speakers, voice assistants
PERRYSBURG — If you own a smart speaker or voice assistant, the technology staff at Way PUBLIC Library
can help you learn how to master its most useful capabilities.
Travis McAfee, systems administrator, will conduct a workshop at 6 p.m. on April 15. The primary focus
will be Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant. Apple’s Siri will not be covered.
Tasks, skills, humor, hidden costs and privacy will be included in this 60-minute presentation, which is
free of charge and does not require registration.
For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135 ext. 354.

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