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Library hosting Holiday Cookie Bake-Off

From WOOD COUNTY DISTRICT PUBLIC LIBRARY The Wood County District Public Library  invites home cooks and baking enthusiasts to bring their best recipes to the library for a community Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. “With the popularity of television shows such as the Great British Baking Show, we thought it would be fun to offer our local bakers an opportunity to get in on the action,” said Michele Raine, WCDPL Assistant Director.  “Winners get bragging right, a prize package, and their recipe is featured in ‘Cooks Corner’ in the Sentinel-Tribune.”  The event takes place in the library’s atrium on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7 pm.  Previous winning bakers are Char Rehklau and Isabella Nardone. “The winning recipe is determined by popular vote that night, so we need both tasters and bakers,” said Raine. To participate, bring at least two dozen cookies to the library.  “The last couple of years, some of the bakers have run out of cookies, so we feel like having at least 2 dozen is pretty important,” said Raine.  Bakers can bring more than one recipe, but should have 2 dozen of each cookie for the tasters.  After all the cookies have been tasted and the votes counted, Mrs. Claus will award the prize to the winning cookie. The event also features live music from students in Vicki Hoehner’s piano studio. For more information about the Holiday Cookie Bake-Off, please call the Wood County District Public Library’s Adult Services department at 419-352-5050.

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‘Dealing with the Holiday Blues’ help offered

(Submitted by NAMI Wood County) NAMI Wood County is presenting “Dealing with the Holiday Blues,” on Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. Join Aeryn Williams, from Family Service of Northwest Ohio as she discusses: Not feeling alone. Coping mechanisms. Resources. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at 419-352-0626. More information is available at info@namiwoodcounty.org.


Powerhouse Brahms performance to highlight Toledo Symphony program, Nov. 17 & 18

From THE TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Violin virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine, known for her cross-over performances of classical music and heavy metal covers on violin, will perform the celebrated Brahms Violin Concerto with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 17 & 18 at 8 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater.   Rachel Barton Pine has been featured on programs including PBS Newshour, The Today Show, NBC Network News’ “Making a Difference,” and CBS Sunday Morning. She began violin studies at age 3 and made her professional debut at age 7. Today, she is renowned as a leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks who performs with major orchestras around the world under the baton of conductors including Charles Dutoit, John Nelson, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi, and Marin Alsop.   The Brahms Violin Concerto is one of Pine’s longtime favorites, she considers it one of the most fulfilling works she performs. Pine has been fascinated with the Brahms Concerto since her earliest violin lessons.  She began studying the work when she was 14, and it rapidly became a mainstay of her repertoire. It was with the Brahms Concerto that she won several of her international prizes and made many of her debuts in Europe, America, and Israel. Rachel Barton Pine shares a strong connection with the Brahms Violin Concerto. “I’m always working to find an effective balance between intellectual validity and instinct — good ideas won’t be effective if you don’t feel them inside, but what you…


Chemists honor STEM n the Park at BGSU as part of centennial celebration

Submitted by TOLEDO LOCAL SECTION OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY The Toledo Local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) celebrated their centennial during a Chem-tennial Banquet on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo with nearly 70 chemists and friends. The key note speaker was the esteemed, Toledo native, and former DuPont executive, Dr. Tom Connelly, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of the American Chemical Society. The Toledo Section of ACS (includes the NW OHIO counties of Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood; plus Lenawee County in SW Michigan) has existed since the charter was signed on April 10, 1917. A 100th Anniversary Proclamation, signed by current ACS President Allison Campbell, Ph.D. and 2015 ACS President Diane G. Schmidt, Ph.D., was presented to members of the section by ACS District 2 Director Dr. Christine Bodurow of Indianapolis. In addition, two awards were presented. Dr. Andy Jorgensen, retired Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of Toledo, received an ACS Salute to Excellence Award for his commitment to improving the public’s perceptions of chemistry by serving as a Climate Chemistry Educator/Ambassador (presenting over 170 invited talks) and serving as Section Councilor for nearly 18 years. The Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education at Bowling Green State University was also honored with an ACS Salute to Excellence Award for their commitment to improving the public’s perceptions of CHEMISTRY and other STEM fields by organizing and hosting the largest free, family-fun,…


Glostik Willy to headline triple bill at Clazel, Nov, 30

Submitted by GLOSTIK WILLY Glostik Willy, a three-piece power trio from Indiana, will perform Thursday, Nov. 30, for a party at Clazel Entertainment, Bowling Green. Listeners are told to: “Expect heavy-hitting drums that will make you move and groove, with progressive thundering bass lines and guitar that sizzles and crackles all the way through your brain and explodes out into the galaxy. This is ‘Hippy Metal’ for those who like their jambands with a dose of head-banging and horn-checks!” Also on the bill will be  PeanutButter Williams and Get Right Band. The band was formed in early 2008 by Jameson “Jay Moe” Bradford (guitar), his brother Ralf Mowf (drums) and childhood best friend Buddha Aguilar (bass). At the time, they were already five year veterans of the Midwest music scene, having started their first band together at age 12.  Since then, Glostik Willy has grown to be a driving force in the National Jamband scene, bridging the gap between rock and jam and forming their own genre of music that can only be described as “Hippy Metal.. To date, Glostik Willy has logged more than 600 performances in more than 25 states and two countries. The band has hosted eight Midwest music and arts festivals, including their signature Willy Fest (headlined this past year by Molly Hatchet), and performed sets at over 70 festivals around the country. In Spring of 2017, the band completed their first National Tour playing 23 shows from Florida to Califiornia. “This band is a good…


Decorators sought for Pemberville Festival of Trees

(Submitted by Pemberville-Freedom Area Historical Society) The Pemberville – Freedom Area Historical Society is excited for this year’s Festival of Trees – Nov. 25 and 26. Our theme is “The Magic of Christmas.” We would like to ask for your support to decorate a tree this year. Anything goes! Color of tree, lights, décor, etc – you create/decorate a tree (at least 6ft tall, of course we welcome taller trees) for all to enjoy. Patrons get to vote for their “favorite trees.” The winning tree/decorator receives $100 cash. If you know of someone that would be willing to assist you, teams are welcome. Additional opportunities, new for 2017, are tablescapes. Following the “Magic of Christmas” theme, decorators will create table settings for four and centerpiece décor. Our committee will supply a 48 inch, round table and linen to the floor—you choose the color. Again, anything goes. We are seeking four decorators and/or teams. We are also seeking 12 decorators for miniature trees, who would like to create and donate a tree (four feet or smaller) for a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting the Historical Society. Patrons will view and bid on the trees during this year’s Christmas in the Village. Without your time and talent, this fundraiser would not be possible. The Opera House will once again be the setting for these unique displays/fundraiser. Decorators will have access to the Opera House starting Friday, Nov. 17 through Thanksgiving evening. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call one of…


Holiday parade street closures and parking restrictions listed

(Submitted by the City of Bowling Green) In conjunction with the Bowling Green Holiday Parade scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, several Bowling Green streets will be closed and on-street parking will be prohibited in many downtown locations. Main Street will be closed between Poe and Napoleon roads from 9:45 a.m. on Saturday until the end of the parade. This closure will also impact traffic flow on streets that intersect with Main Street between Poe and Napoleon. These side streets will also close at approximately 9:45 a.m. In addition, side streets between Poe and Ridge will be utilized for parade preparations from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. During this period of time, access to these side streets will be limited to local use. A truck detour route will be posted. Parking during the parade will be prohibited on Main Street between Poe and Napoleon. Vehicles are to be removed from Main Street prior to 3 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Any vehicle parked on Main Street after 3 a.m. will be towed at the owner’s expense. On-street parking will also be prohibited in the following locations: • Dixie Avenue between South Main and Kenwood • South Church Street between Sand Ridge and Pearl • Clay Street between North Church and North Grove • North Grove between Wooster and Poe Parking will be reinstated on Main Street and other locations after the parade “clean-up.” All roads impacted by these closures will reopen as soon as possible upon completion…