Community Briefs

What’s happening in your community (updated March 26)

NEWLY POSTED: Author to speak on opioid crisis, April 1 Wood County District Public Library will bring New York Times bestselling author Beth Macy to Bowling Green o discuss her book “Dopesick” on Monday, April 1at 7 p.m. at the BG Schools Performing Arts Center on West Poe Road.   Macy,  a graduate of Bowling Green State University, chronicles the toll of the opioid crisis through portraits of those affected, addicts, their families, and first-responders. TheNew York Times called “Dopesick” “a harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency.” A book signing follows Macy’s talk. Books available to purchase from the Friends of the Library. Tickets are available for the free event.   NEWLY POSTED: BG Kiwanis to hear about hospital’s efforts to deal with opioid crisis, March 28 The Bowling Green Kiwanis Club will hear how Wood County Hospital is dealing with the opioid crisis at the club’s Thursday noon luncheon at Stone Ridge Golf Club. Molly Whelan of the Wood County Hospital staff is the guest speaker. She will discuss the hospital’s “New Vision,” a medical stabilization and withdrawal management program. New Vision is a medically supervised, hospital-based service for adults experiencing impending or active withdrawal from alcohol, heroin and other drugs including those from prescription medications.   NEWLY POSTED: New classical charter school to host information meeting, April 11 Northwest Ohio Classical Academy (NOCA) is a  tuition-free classical public community school planning to open K-8 in Fall 2019, with plans to add a grade every year up through 12.  An information night with University of Toledo professor Lee Strang, a NOCA board member, will be held  Thursday, April 11 from 7-8 p.m. at the Wood County Library in Bowling Green. For more information and to enroll, visit:  www.nocacademy.org  The school says its mission is “To train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous, content-rich classical curriculum in the liberals arts and sciences, one that produces thoughtful leaders and virtuous citizens.”  At NOCA, students will learn language and literature, history, geography, government, math, the sciences, and music in a coherent and orderly program. Students will read classic literature and learn first-hand accounts of history through primary source documents. NOCA is affiliated with Hillsdale College and is a member of the Barney Charter School Initiative.     NEWLY POSTED: Superhero dash set for BG obstacle course, May 4 In late April, superheroes will rule the box office with the release of another big budget superhero movie…and just one week later, on Saturday May 4th (yes that is Star Wars day aka “May the fourth…

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