Community Briefs: 5-23-19


Topical Tuesdays continues with zip code presentation
PERRYSBURG — Way Public Library and the League of Women Voters of the Perrysburg Area welcome Sarah
Jenkins, director of communications and outreach at the Fair Housing Center, on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a
presentation on the connection between zip codes and opportunities.
Jenkins has worked for the center since May 2015, coordinating all media and advertising activities,
maintaining the website and social media accounts, and playing a leading role in outreach efforts
including fair housing trainings and presentations, community partnerships and public policy.
Prior to joining TFHC, she worked at United Way of Greater Toledo, where she coordinated major events and
assisted with marketing activities including the website and newsletters. She also gained media
experience working in news graphics production at WTOL-TV. she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in
film-making from Syracuse University.
This program is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
‘Searching for Augusta’ screened at Way
PERRYSBURG — “Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne” tells the inspiring story of
Augusta Chiwy, a black Belgian nurse whose volunteer service in a U.S. Army medical aid station during
World War II’s Battle of the Bulge exemplifies the best of the human spirit in the worst of times.
The true story begins with two nurses, Renee LeMaire and Augusta Chiwy. LeMaire was killed on Christmas
Eve and became famous as ‘The Angel of Bastogne.’ Meanwhile, Chiwy’s story was lost to history for 65
WGTE will bring this documentary to Way Public Library for a free screening on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Find
out how Chiwy’s story was rediscovered and why her courage and heroism should never be forgotten.
Admission is open to the public (adults only) without registration.
For more information, visit or call 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
Learn to play croquet at Hayes
FREMONT – Play croquet, a game popular during President Rutherford B. Hayes’ day, this summer at the
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.
The Croquet Club at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has matches scheduled through
October on the lawn of the historic Hayes Home and is looking for new members.
Non-members also are invited to play at any of the matches. There is a $5 fee for non-members to use the
museum equipment. There also are two days where non-members can play for free: June 2 and July 14.
Croquet can be played with two or four players and involves using a mallet to drive balls through
wickets. The first side to score seven points wins.
With a club membership, players can use the club’s equipment and museums’ courts, participate in all club
events and receive a membership card and information packet. Courts must be reserved at the museum
reception desk.
Annual memberships are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Members also are eligible to join the United
States Croquet Association for $30 per person or $45 per couple. Members are not required to join the
USCA to be a member of the museum Croquet Club.
Silver Sneakers Classes at Way
PERRYSBURG — Way Public Library welcomes Sheila Brown, M.S., M. Ed., for two different Silver Sneakers
classes – Silver Sneakers Classic and Silver Sneakers Cardio.
In Silver Sneakers Classic, seniors move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase
muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Elastic tubing with handles
and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. Please
bring a set of light, hand-held weights either 1, 2, or 3 pounds each. If you don’t have weights, two
water bottles can be used and are about 1lb. each. Classes will meet Mondays, June 3-July 12 at 9:30 am.

Silver Sneakers Cardio focuses on movement, coordination, and reflexes. It is an intermediate level class
for the active senior who is able to stand for at least 20-30 minutes (a chair will be provided for
seated routines). Classes will meet Wednesdays, June 12-July 31 at 9:30 am.
Register online at or by calling (419)874-3135, ext. 119. Indicate if you are a member of
Silver Sneakers when registering.
Waterville sales planned
WATERVILLE — In conjunction with Waterville’s Garage Sale Days, the Waterville Historical Society will
host an Attic Treasures Sale at Wakeman Hall, 401 Farnsworth Road.
The dates and times will be June 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and June 6-7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Stroll the Street Wednesdays start in Rossford
ROSSFORD — The Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Rossford announce a new summer
series — Stroll the Street Wednesdays.
This free family event will be held on Wednesdays beginning June 26 through Oct. 9 in downtown. Stroll
the Street will feature a farm market, musical and art entertainment, food trucks and arts and crafts
vendors. It will span one side of the Downtown Boulevard from Ford Memorial Park, adjacent to IPS
Corporate Headquarters.
The Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau established a committee to formulate a plan to enhance the
Edward Ford Memorial Park and to invigorate the Park with programming. It will become not only a more
interactive historical spot, but also a point of destination for musical groups, artists, and other
events. To make Rossford’s event appealing to visitors and residents, there will be a special focus on
its glass history and wonderful ethnic beginnings.
Artists and crafters are invited to rent a 10’x10’ space for Stroll the Street Wednesdays. Online
registration forms can be found at
Contact Beth Genson at [email protected] for more information. Farmers market or food
truck vendors should contact Rox Ann Brewer at [email protected]. Musicians and performing artists
may contact Julie Jardine at [email protected]
Summer concerts jam in Rossford
ROSSFORD — The library, 720 Dixie Hwy., will hold a free, outdoor summer concert series this summer.
All concerts are on the library lawn, free of charge and will be held on Wednesday nights from 6-8 p.m.
Attendees are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket and concerts will be held rain or shine, moving
indoors if necessary. The city is having Wednesday night food trucks nearby starting June 26th and it
should be an exciting time to be in downtown Rossford.
June 12 – The Duane Malinowski Orchestra (Polka)
June 19 – Swingmania! (Big Band/Swing)
June 26 – Boat Drinks Band (Margaritaville Cleveland house band- Jimmy Buffett covers/Tropical)
July 3 – Brad Billmaier Trio (Smooth Jazz)
July 10- 56Daze (Rock 80s-current)
July 17 – Black Swamp Rebels (Crossover Country)
Tour homes in Waterville
WATERVILLE — The Waterville Historical Society is again hosting an Historic Homes of Waterville Tour on
June 15. The tour will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, and features seven historic homes, plus
the Waterville United Methodist Church.
One of the homes is a 1908 Sears Catalogue Home and has been kept in pristine condition with lots of
stories to tell.
Tickets are $20 per person and are available for sale at Waterville Hardware, 30 N. Third St., the
Waterville Library, 800 Michigan Ave., and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wakeman Hall, 401
Farnsworth Road. They can also be purchased online at under events, or at each
stop on the day of the tour.
Two free shuttle buses will be available during the day, with parking located at J & R
Contracting, 1300 Michigan Ave. The Waterville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Fifth St., will also be
serving a lunch that day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., for donation only.
In addition, the AW Area Arts Commission is hosting Art and About 2019 event that day, featuring local
artists painting outside around town, and a scavenger hunt in the downtown area. For more information,
The tour is a fundraising event to support the education, renovations, and preservation work of the
Waterville Historical Society.

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