Community briefs: 3-6-14

Contra dance Sat. at Rossford
ROSSFORD – The second Saturday Contra Dance will be this weekend at the Rossford United Methodist Church,
270 Dixie Hwy.
The dance is from 7 to 10:30 p.m., with instruction from 7 to 7:30. Partners are not necessary, and
beginners and families are welcome.
The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students ages 12 through graduate school.
For more information, visit or call 419-377-9136.
Friday is food day in BG
The government food distribution in Bowling Green will be Friday at 10 to 11:30 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St.
Kiwanis celebrate St. Patrick
The Bowling Green Kiwanis Club will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a few days early when Bob Midden will
lead a Irish music presentation at noon March 13 at Stone Ridge Golf Club.
Rotary hears about solid waste
Bowling Green Rotary will hear about solid waste management March 13 from Amanda Gamby. Rotary meets at
11:40 a.m. at BG Country Club.
Bingo ‘season’ ends at Dunbridge on Saturday
DUNBRIDGE – The final bingo night of the season is Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dunbridge Fire Hall,
Ohio 582 and Dunbridge Road.
The jackpot game is set for 9:30 p.m.
Sandwiches and pop available for purchase.
Hebert to discuss his book
PERRYSBURG – Sunday at 2 p.m. Perrysburg resident Lou Hebert will discuss his book, "Day by Day in
Toledo: An Almanac of the Interesting, Important, and Unusual Stories of Toledo’s Past." The book
presents thousands of interesting and unusual pieces of the area’s past in the form of a calendar of
daily events.
Hebert is a long-time TV and radio news writer, producer and on-air personality. He has also worked at
numerous broadcast outlets throughout the United States over the past 40 years.
Books will be available for signing and purchase after the free presentation.
Program on GMOs is Tuesday
Myo-Fit/Naturopathic Wellness/Tara’s Mini Spa will host a program Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. on GMOs and
Roundup at 161 N. Main St.
The program will be presented by Carol Bolin, NAP, ND, of Naturopathic Wellness. The group will watch
"Genetic Roulette-The Gamble of Our Lives" by Jeffrey M. Smith.
The event is free bit those interested should sign up by calling 419-966-4901 or email:
[email protected]
Civil War Roundtable to meet
TOLEDO – The Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable will meet March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Navarre Park
Shelter House.
The speaker will be historian and author Tom Nanzig of the Ann Arbor CWRT, whose presentation will tell
the story of The Secession of West Virginia.
Prior to the presentation there will be a short business meeting, trivia, a book raffle, and
GTCWRT meetings are free and open to the public.
Ducks Unlimited banquet set
MAUMEE – The Fallen Timbers Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual banquet Saturday at Maumee
Elks Lodge BPOE 1850, 139 W. Wayne St,
The fundraising event will feature a live auction and raffles. The goal is to match last year’s total of
$22,400 raised, which conserved 94 acres of habitat.
Ducks Unlimited is a non-profit organization dedicated to waterfowl and wetlands conservation. Funds
generated in the United States through voluntary, tax-deductible contributions are used to enhance,
acquire and restore habitat in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Banquet reservations must be made in advance via online ticket purchase at, There
will be no door sales. Admission includes membership and dinner (choice of prime rib or chicken). Prices
are single $55, couples $85. Early Bird Greenwings are children 17 and under, with prices $20-$25. Major
credit cards are accepted.
Craft event this weekend
MAUMEE – The annual Spring Festival of Crafts presented by the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild is Saturday and
Sunday at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Road.
Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge
and parking is free.
Food items will be accepted for the Toledo Seagate Food bank.
Trail closure benefits eagles
OAK HARBOR – Nesting bald eagles have brought about the closure of two trails at Magee Marsh Wildlife
One loop of the Walking Trail and a portion of the beach parking lot are closed until further notice,
according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Signs and barricades posted at the closed areas. The remaining portion of the walking trail will remain
open from the bird center to the observation blind.
Both nests will be monitored to determine when the trail and parking lot will be reopened to the public.