Community Briefs

What’s happening in your community (updated Nov. 15)

NEWLY POSTED: Library hosts homeschool hangout, Nov. 28 The Children’s Place of Wood County District Public Library is collaborating with local homeschool families to host a “homeschool hangout” each month at the library. Students of all ages and their parents/guardians are welcome to participate in this friendly get-together, with opportunities for conversation, resource sharing, and play. As hosts, the Children’s Place shares a variety of board games, as well as a Wii gaming system. This month’s “homeschool hangout” will be on Wednesday, November 28 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. For more information, please contact the Children’s Place staff at 419-352-8253. NEWLY POSTED: Work Leads to Independence hosting holiday fair, Dec. 7 Work Leads to Independence will present a Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair, on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to  8 p.m. at 991 S. Main, Bowling Green.  Admission is free.   More than 30 vendors and crafters will display a variety of gift ideas. We will have food available for purchase.  Santa and his elf will be available for pictures. Family pets are  are welcome to join the picture fun. Children can participate in the cookie decorating and a holiday craft during the fair.   Orders are being taken for live Frasier fir wreaths and fresh poinsettias for $25 each until Nov. 16.  We will have extra available for sale on the same day as the fair.  For more information, call 419-352-5059. Vendot openings are still available for $20.   Since 1985, Work Leads to Indedpendence has assisted the business community to meet their staffing and diversity needs by offering a pool of qualified and competent workers with disabilities.   NEWLY POSTED: Library presents Peanuts’ Thanksgiving marathon, Nov. 21 The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library will be showing a Thanksgiving movie marathon all day on Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 10  a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Drop in anytime on Wednesday to enjoy popcorn while watching Charlie Brown and all his friends in this fall favorite film. For more information, contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.   NEWLY POSTED: Register now for holiday nature crafts on Dec. 1 Join Bowling Green Parks and Recreation for some free holiday fun. Registration is now open for the Holiday Nature Crafts at the Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature Preserve. Make a variety of nature crafts to decorate your house for the holiday season or give as gifts with your 3- to 11-year-old children. Treats for toasting over the fire will also be provided. Choose between a morning session (10 a.m. until noon) or the afternoon session (1 to 3 p.m.) on Saturday, Dec. 1. Space is limited to 25 participants each session so sign up soon. For more information and to register go to the Parks and Recreation Department website at or call the Bowling Green Community Center at 419-354-6223.   BGSU arts events Check out all the arts events happening on campus. Wood County Park District events The Wood County Park District offers a variety of events throughout November.   Decoy carving and painting lesson offered, Nov. 17 Free demonstrations on how to carve and paint hunting-style decoys, shorebirds, and songbirds, and an opportunity for kids to paint duck head silhouettes are just some of the activities to be offered by the Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association, the Maumee Bay Carvers, and…

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