What’s happening in your community (updated April 17)

NEWLY POSTED: Flatlands will host Latte Art Throwdown, April 19

Flatlands Coffee, 138 N. Main St., Bowling Green, will host the 419 Latte Art Throwdown, Friday, April 19, starting at 8 p.m. with the competition beginning at 9 p.m.

The competition is open to baristas throughout the 419 area code. They will be competing for a top cash prize of $419.

Food and beer will be available at the event.


NEWLY POSTED:  Cheese on the menu for Ag Breakfast, April 18

Tracy Enslen, vice president of business development, American Dairy Association Mideast, will discuss Ohio’s dynamic dairy industry at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, April 18,  8 – 9:30 a.m.  
His talk will include dairy farming facts, economic impact of Ohio dairy products, what happens after milk leaves the farm, cheese making process and retail highlights, and more.
The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).
Participants will be able to taste some Ohio-made cheeses following a demonstration on how to make Ricotta cheese.
Click here to register.

NEWLY POSTED: Digital Art show at Needle Hall, April 25 & 26

The Bowling Green State University Advanced Digital Video Art 2019 will present a two-day exhibit “Desire for the Intangible” in Needle Hall in City Park, 520 Conneaut Ave., April 25 and 26.

A public reception will be held Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments provided. A public critique with guest critic Cameron Granger will be held Friday,  April 26, 5-7 p.m.

“Desire for the Intangible” features the work of the Advanced Digital Video Art class at Bowling Green State University. 

NEWLY POSTED:  Museum lecture series takes flight with Birds of Paradise, April 27

The first National Geographic Live event “Birds of Paradise Revealed” with wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in the Peristyle Theater.

This is the first of the three-part speaker series presented by Toledo Museum of Art that will take place the Peristyle Theater throughout 2019.


NEWLY POSTED: Native art exhibit set to close April 28

Area residents are encouraged to visit the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) to see Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus, which closes April 28.  The installation is located in the Museum’s renovated Gallery 29A, which is adjacent to the other galleries of American art. Admission to the exhibition is free.

While the collection of outstanding examples of American art was an important focus of the Toledo Museum of Art’s curatorial strategy since soon after its founding in 1901, in recent years TMA has increased its efforts to broaden the scope of its acquisitions of singular works of art from cultures that have traditionally been underrepresented in the classical art museum tradition.


BGSU arts events through May 10


Good Friday Evensong presented, April 19

The BGSU University Choral Society will present a Good Friday Choral Evensong , April 19 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

The service is modeled after those celebrated in cathedrals aloud England.Choral Society members Mark and Tina Bunce and organist Michael Gartz have performed during English evensong services.

Kids to tinker with umbrellas, April 20

Youth, ages ten and up, or younger accompanied by an adult, are invited to the Wood County District Public Library Children’s Place to investigate umbrellas on Saturday, April 20, from 2-3 p.m. for “Break-It &\ Make-It with Home Depot”.

Youth will take apart, investigate, and tinker with umbrellas. “Break-It & Make-It with Home Depot” is a hands-on program and monthly partnership between the Children’s Place and Home Depot.

Call the Children’s Place desk at 419-352-8253 with any questions.

Safe boating classes to be offered, April 20 and 27

Capt. Chris Hoover and Nelson Evans, certified instructors and experienced boaters of the Toledo Sail & Power Squadron, will teach “America’s Boating Course” at the Perrysburg Township Fire Department, 26609 Lime City Road, Perrysburg.  

The course consists of two Saturday mornings, April 20 and April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. on April 20.  

The fee is $10 per person plus $30 for a textbook. The books are sold separately, with purchase not mandatory but strongly recommended. Police/Fire/EMTs get half off class fee (not textbook).  

Ohio law requires any boater born after Jan. 1, 1982 to show proof of having taken a basic boating safety course if operating a boat powered by a motor 10 HP or greater.  Michigan has similar law.

The course covers required and recommended equipment, anchoring, fueling, docking, life jackets, right of way, aids to navigation (buoys, etc.).  ODNR will cover boat registration and numbering. Recommended age for course is 12 and over.  This is final course offered by Toledo Sail & Power Squadron before boating season starts.  Register with phylzib@yahoo.com

Wordplay writing workshop, April 26

The Wood County District Public Library is offering acreative writing Wordplay workshop on F Friday, April 26, from 4-5 p.m.

Youth will play storytelling games, consider writing prompts, create collaboratively, and have FUN with words! Youth ages 10 and up are encouraged to explore and participate, regardless of experience.

Call the Children’s Place desk at 419-352-8253 with any questions.

Scholar to consider memory & the film ‘Different Trains,” April 25
Stephen L. Esquith, dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, responds to artist Beatriz Caravaggio’s film “Different Trains,” Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Arts’ Little Theater.

Based on Steve Reich’s minimalist musical composition of the same name, “Different Trains” is equally complex and evocative. The film is on exhibit in the museum’s Canaday Gallery through May 5.

Esquith will ask what the film adds to the music from a critical perspective. Then, he will lead a discussion of what memories and feelings toward this mode of transportation, combined with its sights and sounds, evokes in us today.

Esquith has been involved in democratic political education and peace-building in Eastern Europe and West Africa. He is the author of “The Political Responsibilities of Everyday Bystanders.”


Toledo Ballet going ‘Through the Looking Glass,” April 26 & 27

The Toledo Ballet will stage “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the Valentine Theatre.

As Alice encounters Carroll’s well-known whimsical characters Tweedledum & Tweedledee, Mad Hatter, and Humpty Dumpty, she struggles to find her Looking Glass World voice and thoughtfully transitions from a childlike pawn into the queendom of adolescence. 

The performance is directed by Michael Lang, the company’s resident choreographer, and features musicians from the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Birds of paradise focus on National Geographic Live, April 27

National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, and the Toledo Museum of Art are proud to announce Birds of Paradise Revealed with wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman and ornithologist Ed Scholes. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in the Peristyle Theater. The event is the first of the inaugural three-part speaker series that will take place throughout 2019.

Laman has earned a reputation for capturing images of nearly impossible subjects—from animals that glide through rainforest canopies to some of the most rare and endangered birds in the world. His pioneering research in Borneo led to a Ph.D. from Harvard, and his photography has been featured in at least eighteen National Geographic stories.


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 be with you” day), youth superheroes will take over the BG Obstacle Course Trail for the 3rd Annual BG Super Dash and Hero Festival.

Bowling Green Parks & Recreation and title sponsor Wood County Children’s Services Foster Parent Recruitment will team up again to bring this day of family fun.

New this year, we will be introducing a fun storyline aspect to the run that will send our little super heroes off on important missions to save the world like they do in the movies.

Look for more information our website at www.bgohio.org/parks or by calling 419-354-6223.


Jewish Federation presents ‘Lives Well Lived,” May 14

Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo’s Jewish Living Center will present documentary film “Lives Well Lived” and Q&A with the filmmaker, Sky Bergman on Tuesday, May 14 beginning  with a luncheon at 11 a.m. at Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. The event is open to all.

“Lives Well Lived” celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom, and experiences of adults ages 75 to 100. The film features 40 people sharing intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing more than 3,000 years of cumulative experience in living meaningful lives.


 Free tutoring offered at library

The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library is partnering again with BGSU for free homework help, tutoring and reading support during the 2018-19 school year.

Trained tutors will be available Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm to 8 p.m. for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Scheduled breaks are posted for BGSU semester breaks. BGSU tutors will be available to meet with students in the Children’s Place Quiet Study Room for about a half an hour (or as needed) as often as a family’s schedule allows. Adults must remain in the building during tutoring sessions.

Call the Children’s Place desk at 419-352-8253 with any questions.