Community Briefs


BG church hosts free community dinner

Free and open to the public, the monthly drive-thru community meal and food distribution hosted by First Christian Church of Bowling Green, 875 Haskins Road, is Friday.

This month’s menu features pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, fruit and cookies. There will also be a food bag and toiletries distribution. All are welcome and there is no charge.

To participate in this monthly event, arrive between 5 and 6 p.m. at the parking lot and remain in your car. Volunteers will take the order, hand deliver the meal(s), and direct you to the groceries, bread and pastries.

Support is from St. Thomas More University Parish of Bowling Green, BG Christian Food Pantry, First Presbyterian Church, the Sweet Shop and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For more information, call 419-354-3989 or email [email protected].

Learn more about computer with library classes

Join the Wood County District Public Library for Computer Basics. This introductory computer class series is on Fridays at 11 a.m. in Meeting Room C at the library, 251 N. Main St.


Friday – Windows 11

June 16 – Beginner Internet

June 23 – Email with Gmail

July 7 – Digital Resources

July 14 – Microsoft Word

July 21 – Google Suite

Computers and equipment for each class are provided. Registration is required. To register, call 419-352-5050, email [email protected], or visit

Tour BG’s boomtown era with walking tour

Take a tour through history with the Wood County District Public Library’s Boomtown Historical Walking Tour on Saturday at 10 a.m., starting at the Carter House.

Learn about some of the famous places and faces of Wood County’s Boomtown Era with local history librarian Marnie.

Registration is required. To register, call 419-352-5050, email [email protected], or visit

Concerts return to City Park

Concerts in the Park will take the stage Sundays in June and July.

The live performances are free to attend and take place beginning at 7 p.m. at the Needle Hall stage at City Park. In case of inclement weather, the performances will be moved into the Veterans Building.

Scheduled performers:

Sunday, Bowling Green Area Community Bands

June 18, Jeff Tucker Band

June 25, Kerry Patrick Clark

July 2, no concert scheduled due to the 4th of July weekend

July 9, Joe Baker Band

July 16, Swingmania

For questions or more information, call 419-354-6223.

The eclipse is coming: Klein tells what to expect

The Exchange Club of Bowling Green welcomes Jeff Klein, director of Wood County EMA, to the Tuesday meeting. He will be speaking about preparations for the April 2024 solar eclipse and how this will affect the county.

The club meets at the Bowling Green Country Club on Tuesdays at noon. Meetings are open to the public – no reservation necessary – with a $13 fee for lunch. For questions, contact Jenny Swope at 419-806-4202.

Conservation: Everyone CAN Do It Display at Way library

PERRYSBURG — Conservation: Everyone CAN Do It is the theme of a display that will be at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., from June 14-28.

The display was created by Country Garden Club of Perrysburg’s Conservation Committee. The mission of the club is to promote the knowledge of horticulture and conservation and to enhance the community’s natural environment.

BG chamber plans cybersecurity presentation

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Business Council Project Team will hold a Learn Network Grow – Lunch Bite Programming opportunity for June 15 at noon at the chamber office at 217 S. Church St.

The program, which is open to all chamber investors, will be a collaborative presentation with Nate Bernath – William Vaughan Company, Greg Esposito – InTech IT Solutions and Matt Karaffa – First Insurance Group.

They will talk about how to understand cyberinsurance, what cyberthreats could put a business at risk and how to be proactive in protecting businesses assets.

Topics to be covered will be password attacks, phishing, security awareness training and the Internet of Things such as smart homes, wearables and industrial sensors, check security, identity theft, cloud application and data storage virtual private networks. The topic of cybersecurity insurance will also be discussed.

Investors can register for the event for no charge. There is also an option for a box lunch for a fee. RSVP by June 8 at

Learn how animals work together with library, BG Parks & Rec

Learn how amazing animals work together in the wild with the Wood County District Public Library and Bowling Green Parks and Recreation.

Animal Teams: How Animals Work Together is on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Wintergarden Park.

No registration is required. For more information, call 419-352-8253, email [email protected], or visit

Celebrate Black culture at BG Juneteenth event

BRAVE will host the fourth annual Juneteenth celebration at the Wooster Green on June 17 from 2-8 p.m.

The event will honor freedom and Black culture in the Bowling Green community.

There will be Black-owned businesses selling their products ranging from skincare to accessories, and live music spanning genres from R&B to Neo-Soul by artists Mike Williams on Sax, Nate Hicks, the Cofields, Kim Joyce, De’Aris, and N’shai Iman. Food truck Island Soul will be serving Caribbean cuisines, and Fat Boyz will have their wings and burgers.

BRAVE welcomes attendees of all ages to drop by throughout the day to enjoy our various experiences, food, music, art, as well as kids activities such as bouncy houses, yard games and face painting.

For more information or to make a donation to the event, visit

Celebrate 1000 Books Before Kindergarten with a concert

Celebrate 1000 Books Before Kindergarten with a family concert from children’s musician Jim Gill at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St. The sing-a-thon will be held in the atrium on June 17 at 11 a.m.

Get ready to sing, clap, dance and spin along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Gill’s distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together.

Gill is a musician and author known for celebrating active play. In concert, Gill strums energizing rhythms on his banjo while everyone sings, claps, dances and spins along to his silly and inspiring musical games.

This concert is part of Gill’s ongoing celebration of the release of his newest collection of recordings. The three CDs are called “Jim Gill’s Most Celebrated Songs” and are filled with his best and most active music play. Gill promises, in concert, to share a non-stop selection of sing-alongs, dance-alongs, finger plays and tongue twisters. And he will feature a read-along and sing-along of, at least, one of his musical books.

The concert will feature Gill’s ‘Silly Dance Contest,” his jazzy “One from the Left” finger play and other opportunities for children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together.

No registration required. To learn more, call -419-352-8253 or email wood[email protected]. This program is supported by Pam and Ken Frisch.

Free family party features food, inflatables, face painting

A free party for area families will be held at City Park on June 23 from 5:30-8 p.m.

There will be food, giveaways, inflatables, face painting and balloon art.

The Bowling Green State University football team will also be volunteering there as part of the Ziggy Collective.

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