Community Briefs: 11-22-19


Christmas comes to G. Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — A Christmas Open House in the village is set for Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday
from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be gift shops, restaurants, holiday music and entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides and ice
Some of the entertainment includes the Otsego High School Choir from 3-5 p.m. and Voices of Harmony from
4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Record show set for Sunday
TOLEDO — The Glass City Record Show is set for Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus
Hall, 4256 Secor Road.
Buy, sell and trade vinyl, CDs, tapes, posters, 45s, 78s and movies.
For more information visit
Tuesday Night Knitters meet in G. Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — Tuesday Night Knitters meet at the library, 17620 Bridge St., at 5 p.m. The group is open
to new members of any age who knit, crochet, sew or want to learn.
Phipps, Levin, Hebeka bake sale and raffle is Wednesday
The 11th annual Phipps, Levin and Hebeka Bake Sale and Raffle will be Wednesday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
The event will take place in the conference room of the medical building, 970 W. Wooster St. #125, near
Jak’s Pharmacy.
All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army and local families in need.
Crafts for Christmas Show in Maumee
MAUMEE — The juried members of the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild will hold a Crafts for Christmas Show at the
Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St. Admission and parking are free.
Dates are Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Find a large selection of handmade holiday wreaths, floral and seasonal decorations, jewelry, wooden
toys, baskets, metal work, incense, soaps and lotions, and decorative painting and fabrics.
For more information visit or call 419-842-1925.
Hear about heartburn
PERRYSBURG — Heartburn is a very familiar feeling to many people and a common symptom of gastroesophageal
reflux disease. GERD occurs when stomach contents backflow into the esophagus, causing discomfort and
Dr. Matthew Fourman, bariatric and general surgeon, will speak about the causes of GERD and the
preventative measures which can be taken in order to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life. This
educational presentation will be on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Mercy Health Family Activity Room at Way
Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave.
No registration is needed. Admission and refreshments are free of charge. For more information, visit or contact the library at 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
3D printer holiday workshop at Way
PERRYSBURG — Register for a free 3D printer holiday workshop at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave.,
and learn to use TinkerCAD to design fun and personalized holiday gifts.
TinkerCAD is a free and easy browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for beginners to experts. Those
attending the workshop will receive hands-on instruction in basic techniques to make an ornament or
special design. Designs will then be 3D printed. Pickup will be in approximately 1-2 weeks from the
class date, as the printing process is time-consuming.
There are two workshops from which to choose. The first is on Dec. 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. and the second is
on Dec. 3 from 2-3:30 p.m. Advance registration is required at, and class size is
All 3D printing equipment and supplies are provided. For more information, visit or call
419-874-3135, extension 354.
Join the Retro LAN Party
PERRYSBURG — It’s the game that changed the video game landscape and created countless memes and memories
— StarCraft Brood War. Released in 1998, it is now available as a free download.
Adults are invited to Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 for a little nostalgia
and some face-to-face real time strategy at an old-school LAN party. Way will provide the computers,
software, space marines, zealots and zerglings.
Registration is required in advance. Register online at or in person at the Information
Desk. Admission and refreshments are free of charge. This program is for adults, but teen fans of the
StarCraft franchise may also attend.
For more information, contact Travis McAfee, systems administrator, at 419-874-3135 ext. 103 or
[email protected].
Learn cookie decorating technique
PERRYSBURG — Join instructor Wendy Bach at Way Public Library for this class on the basics of a royal
icing flood technique for decorating holiday-themed cookies.
Advance registration is required for the class which meets at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5. A fee of $5 is payable at
the time of registration at the library’s Information Desk. Class size is limited. This is for adults
Students should bring a container big enough to hold three cookies flat.
For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
‘Mystery of the Christmas Star’ returns to Lourdes
SYLVANIA — The Mystery of the Christmas Star, a holiday tradition, returns to the Appold Planetarium.
The Star of Bethlehem is part of every telling of the Christmas story. What was this Star and what was so
remarkable that the wise men undertook the long journey across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem?
What sign did they see that made them expect the birth of a king?
Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem and discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men
followed to find the baby Jesus. The Appold Planetarium’s holiday show The Mystery of the Christmas Star
investigates possible dates for the birth of Christ and looks at recorded sightings of significant
astronomical events during the time frame. This modern telling of the Christmas story is sure to charm
and captivate audiences of all ages.
Admission prices are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are
offered at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, 7, 14, 20 and 21.
Reservations are recommended. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Laura Megeath, Appold
Planetarium coordinator, at [email protected] or call 419-517-8897.

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