Community Briefs: 4-20-19

ReThink Disposables at Earth Day event
PERRYSBURG — The community is invited to stop by Way Library any time between the hours of 4-6 p.m. on
Monday to discover how to “ReThink” disposable items such as single-serving water bottles, one-use
grocery bags, plastic straws, and disposable hot and cold cups. While you are there, take the pledge to
reduce your use of disposables and you can choose one of the following free items to take home: reusable
shopping bag, reusable produce bag, coffee cup, tumbler with straw, metal straw.
This event is held in observance of Earth Day 2019 and is sponsored by Keep Perrysburg Beautiful.
For more information, visit waylibrary.info or call 419-874-3135, extension 119.
Topical Tuesdays continues at Way Library
PERRYSBURG — Way Library and the League of Women Voters of the Perrysburg Area welcome Sam Nelson,
associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the
University of Toledo, for a talk on net neutrality on Tuesday at 7 p.m. This talk will examine what the
long simmering debate over net neutrality is about and discuss the potential consequences of the recent
FCC decision for our own everyday use of the Internet.
Nelson began teaching in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration in 2001 and has
been Department Chair since 2012. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of “Beyond the First Amendment: The Politics of
Free Speech and Pluralism.”
In this book he argues that First Amendment law places limits on broader political debates over the
meaning and value of freedom of speech. He teaches courses such as constitutional politics, civil
liberties, contemporary issues in law, principles of political theory, and principles of law.
This program is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit waylibrary.info or call 419-874-3135, extension 119.
German Lutheran Heritage meets April 28
See and hear about present Germany on April 28 at 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Social Services building five
miles south of Archbold on Ohio 66.
Joanne Allison of Bryan, will reminisce about her visit to Germany. She will use a Powerpoint
presentation to show photos of Germany as it is in modern times.
Guests and visitors are welcome and the meeting is open and free to the public.
Register now for Amazing Race
PERRYSBURG — Join in for another Way Library edition of the Amazing Race on May 4 at 10 a.m.
Teams will solve clues and do challenges that will take you through downtown. Registration is required
for this program and space is limited. The maximum amount of team members is four and at least one team
member must be 18 years of age or older. Team members not accompanied by a parent must have a permission
slip. Sign up at waylibrary.info
Refreshments will be provided. Call 419-874-3135, ext. 112 for more information.
Announcing the NAMI Mental Health Conference Series
NAMI Wood County will be hosting the NAMI Mental Health Conference Series for adults who are wanting to
learn more about NAMI Wood County and hear personal stories of people who have been affected by mental
illness.
The conference is in Perrysburg on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BGSU at Levis Commons, 1655 N.
Wilksinson Way, Perrysburg. The different sessions include NAMI Family and Friends session, panel
testimonials, explaining NAMI Wood County and its marketing efforts in the community, and NAMI Wood
County programs and their impact.
The Family and Friends session is led by trained people with lived experiences of supporting a family
member with a mental health condition. The session will cover topics such as understanding diagnoses,
treatment, and recovery, effective communication strategies, the importance of self-care, crisis
preparation strategies, and NAMI and community resources.
The marketing session will showcase why NAMI Wood County markets to the community the way it does and
compares local mental health advertising impacts. The panel testimonial session is where individuals
share their story, how they became involved with NAMI Wood County, its effect on them and the local
community, and how they’re staying involved today.
The last session highlights NAMI Wood County’s educational and support programming and explores its
lasting impact on our community.
The NAMI Mental Health Conference Series is $35 per registrant and it includes lunch and CEU’s (pending
approval). The doors open at 8 a.m. The deadline to register is Friday.
For more information or to register, go to www.namiwoodcounty.org or call the NAMI Wood County office at
419-352-0626.
Hear about stroke awareness
PERRYSBURG — Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United
States. Getting medical attention right away is critical in improving chances of survival. Acting early
may also minimize the long-term effects of a stroke.
Julie Goins-Whitmore, registered nurse, is program manager for the Mercy Health – Neuroscience Institute
and Mobile Stroke Unit. In a presentation at Way Library, she will discuss how to recognize stroke
warning signs so you can respond quickly in case of an emergency.
The program will be held at 2 p.m. in the Mercy Health Family Activity Room on May 6. It is free and open
to the public without registration. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit waylibrary.info or call 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
Perrysburg Farmers Market begins season
PERRYSBURG — On Thursday, starting May 9 through Oct. 10, the Perrysburg Farmers Market will be held on
Louisiana Avenue at Second Street. The market will run from 3-8 p.m. every Thursday except July 4.
Over 50 vendors will offer seasonal fruits and vegetables, annuals, perennials, cut flowers, herbs, baked
goods, meats, eggs, honey, cheese, prepared foods, jewelry, crafts and unique items for the home and
garden.
A variety of food trucks will join the market each week from 5-8 p.m.
“We’re excited to be adding a variety of new vendors and food trucks to our market this year. We also
have an exciting mix of music for the outdoor concerts beginning in June,” says Sandy Latchem, executive
director of the Perrysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For more information contact the Perrysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau at 419- 874-9147 or
www.perrysburg-farmers-market.com.