Community Briefs: 3-9-2020

Way offers free workplace computer skills classes
PERRYSBURG — On Tuesday at 2 p.m., the technology experts at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave.,
will conduct the first of five different Workplace Computer Skills classes designed to sharpen and
update marketable computer skills.
Learn to save and organize documents and images, make folders, create shortcuts, and save to a flash
drive in the class on March 10.
Using Templates to Create Common Documents will be the topic of the March 17 class at 2 p.m. Participants
will explore pre-made templates available on Microsoft Word to create professional-looking memos,
invoices, business letters, and more.
On March 31 at 2 p.m., Creating Charts and Graphs Using Excel will be the subject. Instruction will be
given on creating charts using Microsoft Excel 2016 and using existing spreadsheets to learn the process
of creating pie charts, line charts, and more.
On April 14 at 2 p.m., a class on mailing lists will be offered. Those attending will learn how to
generate mailing lists and utilize the Mail Merge function using Microsoft Office.
The final class will cover instructions for accessing the expert-led, on-demand courses available with
your library card on and LinkedInLearning. It will be held on April 21 at 2 p.m.
Advance registration is required for all classes. Register online or at the library’s Information Desk.
For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
Digital couponing in Pemberville
PEMBERVILLE — Pemberville Public Library will hold a program about digital coupons on Thursday from
1:30-2:30 p.m. at the library, 375 E. Front St.
This two-part class is for those with or without a smart device. Rita Brieschke, from the Wood County
Committe on Aging, will teach how to access digital coupons on a smart device or computer. Kroger and
Dollar General coupons will be the focus of this two-part class. If you have a smartphone, tablet, or
laptop feel free to bring it. Otherwise, the library will provide computers to enhance your learning
Register by calling either the library at 419-287-4012 or the Wood County Senior Center at 419-353-5661.

Who wouldn’t run for pie?
PERRYSBURG — A 3.1415 Mile Run begins at 9:26:53 a.m. on Saturday.
The Town Center announces the return of Second Sole’s Run for Pi. Run for Pi is a Pi Day race for Nerds
and Pi(e) lovers.
The Run for Pi starts and finishes at the Second Sole store location in Levis Commons, and the
accurately-measured course is 3.141592653-infinity miles where nerdy attire is encouraged.
Refreshments will be provided, and that includes pie from Schmucker’s. This year, there’s a kids’
four-furlong course that begins at 9:04 a.m. There will be prizes, giveaways, fitness, and sweets.
Spend a cozy Sunday at the library
PERRYSBURG — What better way to spend a late-winter afternoon than cozied up in the library with hot
beverages, comforting snacks, laidback music, and low-key activities?
Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., invites you to get cozy at the library on Sunday from 1-4:30
p.m. There will be board games, puzzles, coloring pages, and more to while away the afternoon in a warm
and welcoming atmosphere. Bring a book, newspaper, or magazine, and catch up on some reading.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
Register now for diabetes workshop
PERRYSBURG — One in three adults or more than 84 million Americans have pre-diabetes. Is it possible to
prevent becoming a diabetic? Registration is currently underway for a free four-week workshop at Way
Library for people with pre-diabetes or diabetes. The workshop, conducted by Registered Nurses from
Mercy Health, begins on March 17 and continues on Tuesdays through April 7. Class time is from 1-3:30
Participants will learn the risk factors for diabetes, its symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and the
different types of diabetes. They will discover ways to prevent complications from diabetes and find out
why it is important to monitor blood sugar. The workshop will also cover proper diet, the timing of
meals and snacks, the effects of exercise on blood sugar, mechanisms for dealing with emotions, and how
to communicate with family and friends.
The workshop will be held in the Mercy Health Family Activity Room at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana
Ave. Registration is required online at or by calling 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
Commemorating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage
PERRYSBURG — A special event about the women’s suffrage movement, challenges faced by early women
leaders, and why suffrage still matters today will be held March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Way Public Library,
101 E. Indiana Ave.
Speakers will explore the synergies of the suffrage and abolition movements, as well as the many
challenges faced by black women, who continue to struggle for gender and racial equality.
The speakers are:
• Carol Lasser, emerita professor of History at Oberlin College
• Treva Lindsey, associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University

• Jen Miller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio
Pemberville will be a-bloom on March 21
PEMBERVILLE — With spring upon us, Beeker’s General Store and Downtown Deco welcomes the new season with
a blooming event – 2020 Floral and Garden Symposium.
Spend the day here on March 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to be immersed in a botanical world of lush plants,
exquisite blooms and on-the-hour demonstrations featuring experts in the floral and garden field.
A sampling of field experts for the day will include: North Branch Nursery – outdoor garden and landscape
experts; SoBee Honey – local honey and pollinator education; Downtown Deco — fine floral design, floral
composition demonstrations and repot a houseplant clinic (for a nominal fee); Rupp Seeds – garden seed
education and seed pre-order; In A Class By Itself – creative yard art for garden inspiration; The Good
Dog Farms microgreens; Z Farms organic mushrooms; and Schedel Gardens and Arboretum.
The following educational demonstrations/presentations will take place: Everyday floral designs;
designing with materials from the backyard/roadside; contemporary floral design; and embellishing your
table (tablescape ideas.)
The symposium will feature books for sale, taste testing, fresh cut florals exhibit, classic and modern
houseplant education and plant sale and succulents for sale.
Call 419-287-3274 for more information.
‘Telling Your Life Story’ at Way
PERRYSBURG — In a three-session class on March 24 and 31 and April 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Way Public
Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Dorothy Stanton will guide participants as they document their own life
Participants will receive helpful examples, inspiration and resources to get off to a good start on their
literary journeys.
It is not necessary to be skilled at writing. Participants will only need a notebook, a pen/pencil, and
their own memories.
The class is free of charge. Advance registration is required at the library Information Desk or online
at Class size is limited to 12.
For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135 ext. 119.
Drum at community circles
Drum circles at Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy., are informal,
free-wheeling jam sessions, with minimal leadership and no cost to participate.
Someone starts a beat, then everyone adds to it. Music is created in the moment – improvising, speeding
up, slowing down, adding and taking away instruments, getting louder or softer. Dancing and chanting are
Currently, the Community Drum Circle meets every second Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m., and every fourth
Wednesday, from 7-8:30 p.m. On Sundays, free pizza and beverages are served at break time, and on
Wednesdays, an assortment of snacks and beverages are provided during the break at no cost.
The next one is March 25.
Most participants bring their own instruments, but there is also a large collection of instruments
available for everyone to use. Besides percussion, other instruments are welcomed, including guitars,
flutes, marimbas, violins, etc. Most people say they feel a strong sense of community as they
participate. Sometimes the music is calming and almost meditative, while at other times it is
exhilarating. The ultimate goal is to have a good time.
The Community Drum Circle is open to all, regardless of age, experience or skill.
For more information, contact Lynn Israel at [email protected]
Village Marketplace returns to showcase businesses
The Village Marketplace is providing a shopping experience to consumers looking to shake off winter.
The Village Marketplace is an opportunity for consumers to shop from a variety of local small businesses,
many of which specialize in handcrafted and artisan items. Events from the past year have included
jewelry, candles, wreaths, fresh baked goods, pasta, decorative signs, woodcrafted décor, blown glass
art, as well as personal care items such as bath bombs, soaps or body scrubs.
The first Village Marketplace of 2020 is taking place March 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St. Additional dates at this location in Bowling Green are May 30,
July 11 and Aug. 15.
A special event in Perrysburg will be held April 25 at the Waterford at Levis Commons. This event allows
seniors at the facility the opportunity shop with vendors as well as the community. All events are free
and open to the public.
The Village Marketplace will also be seeking vendors for these events. If a local small business would
like to be a part of any of the Village Marketplace events, they are encouraged to request an
application by emailing [email protected]
Learn 3D printing basics
PERRYSBURG — Registration is open for a class at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., covering the
basics of 3D printing. Students will learn to use TinkerCAD to model items for 3D printing.
TinkerCAD is an easy browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for beginners to experts. Those attending
the class will receive hands-on instruction in the techniques necessary to design a model which will
then be 3D printed. Basic computer skills are required.
The class will be held on March 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. Advance registration is required at,
and class size is limited.
All 3D printing equipment and supplies are provided by Way Public Library Foundation & Friends.
For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135, ext. 354.
Beginning genealogy class offered
FREMONT – Learn how to get started on tracing your family history with Learning About Your Past genealogy
classes offered in 2020 at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
Head Librarian John Ransom and Librarian Pat Breno will offer two beginning genealogy classes during the
The beginning genealogy class is from 9:30-11 a.m. and offered twice: March 28, and Oct. 6. This is the
same class and can be taken either time or both, if participants want a refresher. Cost is $10 per
person and can be paid online at or the day of class.
Contact John Ransom at 419-332-2081 or [email protected] to register.
RootsMagic Founder and President Bruce Buzbee will offer a free workshop on how to use his genealogy
software on May 3 in the museum auditorium.
Registration is requested. To register, contact Ransom at 419-332-2081 or [email protected]
Share a historic item, photo during Retro Roundtable
FREMONT – Bring a family heirloom, letter, photograph, piece of clothing, toy or other artifact with
special meaning to you and share its story during Retro Roundtable events in April at the Hayes
Presidential Library & Museums.
One session will focus on artifacts, heirlooms and manuscripts, and the other session will focus on
The artifact session is April 4 and the photo session is April 11. Each session is from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
in the museum/library building. Admission is free.
Presenters will have up to 10 minutes to discuss their item or photograph. Observers who do not want to
bring items are welcome to attend and hear the fascinating stories behind the presenters’ items.
Presenters can share an item at one or both of the sessions.
Those presenting are required to pre-register and can do so by contacting Curator of Manuscripts Julie
Mayle at 419-332-2081, ext. 239, or [email protected]
For those who would like to attend but not present an item, no registration is required.
Take a beginner Taoist Tai Chi class
The Taoist Tai Chi Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to improving health and
well-being. Classes consist of slow movements that use gentle turns and graceful stretches to improve
balance, flexibility, circulation and strength. Everyone is welcome.
Beginner Taoist Tai Chi classes will start at the Walbridge Municipal Building Senior Center, 705 N. Main
St., on April from 9:30-11 a.m.
Classes will start at Schaller Memorial Building, 130 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, on April 2 from 6-7:30
Other locations for beginner Taoist Tai Chi classes starting in April or May are in Maumee and Sylvania.

For more information call 419-537-0131 or visit
Supprt Serenity Farm
SYLVANIA — Serenity Farm Equestrian Center is hosting its annual fundraiser, Benefit for the Barn, on
April 18 at Highland Meadows.
This year’s event will feature a live auction, silent auction and gift card jackpot. All proceeds from
this event will directly support Serenity Farm’s equine assisted therapy and learning programs.
With support from sponsors and donors, Serenity Farm Equestrian Center is celebrating 19 years of
services for the Wood and surrounding counties of Northwest Ohio. It is only with this ongoing community
support, hands on involvement and fundraising efforts that the farm has continued to produce unique,
successful programming for children, veterans and area families.
Tickets, which include dinner, dessert and a cash bar, can be purchased at
NAMI Wood County’s 13th Annual Dinner: ‘Bee Positive’
National Alliance on Mental Illness Wood County is hosting its 13th annual dinner.
This event will focus on “bee”-ing positive and will have guest speaker Raul Ascunce, Sentinel-Tribune
columnist. This program is for mental health professionals, family members, individuals living with
mental illness and community members wanting to support NAMI Wood County.
The cost is $35 per ticket, and there will also be a silent auction at the event. It will be held on
April 20 at Stone Ridge Golf Club beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets at or call 419-352-0626 for more information.