What’s happening in your community (updated July 23)

NEWLY POSTED:  Aspacher holding constituent meeting, July 27

Council President and Third Ward representative Mike Aspacher is hosting a constituent meeting for Bowling Green Wards 3 and 4 on Thursday, July 27, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Simpson Garden Meeting Room, 1291 Conneaut Ave.


NEWLY POSTED:  Lockbox Services ribbon cutting, Aug.8

A ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Opening of Lockbox Services LLC will be held Aug. 8, 1 p.m. at 1480 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green.  RSVPs are appreciated by Aug. 7. Contact Marissa Muniz at MarissaMuniz@bgchamber.net or call the Bowling Green Chamber at (419) 353-7945.

This event is presented by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Lockbox Services LLC and the City of Bowling Green.


NEWLY POSTED: BG High Drama Club hosts Theatre Camp, Aug. 8

The Bowling Green High School Drama Club will offer August Theatre Camp for children 6 to 12.

“Come and Make Plays” will be presented Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Performing Arts Center lobby. The camp includes improvisations, theater games, character development and more. Cost is $12. To register email jgonzalez@bgcs.k12.oh.us.

NEWLY POSTED: BG Beach Bum Sand Volleyball Tournament, July 29

The eighth Annual BG Beach Bum Sand Volleyball Tournament will be held Saturday, July 29, at Carter Park.  This tournament consists of Adult Coed 4s and 6s teams.  Teams will compete in round robin play and a single elimination tournament.  Costs are $70 for 4s teams and $90 for 6s teams.  The deadline to register is Monday, July 24.  To register, call 419-354-6223 or stop by the Bowling Green Community Center.

Toledo Zoo animals to visit library, July 21

Families are invited to the Wood County District Public Library on Friday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. to meet and learn about some of the Toledo Zoo’s animals. A collection of animal books from the Children’s Place will be displayed and available for check-out. For more information about this program or about the Library’s Youth Summer Reading Program, “Build A Better World,” contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.

Youth to take apart sewing machines to see how they work, July 22

Youth, ages 10 and up, or younger accompanied by an adult, are invited to the Wood County District Public Library Children’s Place on Saturday, July 22, from 2-3 pm for Break-It & Make-It with Home Depot.

Participants will be tinkering with and taking apart sewing machines in order to learn how they work and afterwards sewing papers to make a small book. Break-It & Make-It with Home Depot is a hands-on program and partnership between the Children’s Place and Home Depot.

All tools and safety equipment will be provided. Please call the Children’s Place desk at 419-352-8253 with any questions.

Humane Society hosts golf scramble, July 22

Golfers of all skill levels are invited to join the Wood County Humane Society on Saturday, July 22, for a golf scramble. The event will be held at Tanglewood Golf Course, 9802 Dowling Road, Dowling. The scramble will begin at 8 a.m., and will cost $60 per person or $240 for a team consisting of four people. You can create your own team or the humane society will assist in placing a team together for you. Golf carts and lunch will be provided. Prizes will be available as well.

The Wood County Humane Society, located in Bowling Green, Ohio, is a private, non-profit managed admission shelter providing care for homeless and abused pets and investigating cruelty complaints in Wood County. The organization relies on earned revenue and the generosity of individual donors and businesses to fund our programs such as Safe Haven and food assistance programs, spay/neuter transport, and educational presentations.

The WCHS provides care for hundreds of animals each year – from dogs and cats, to horses, goats, and pocket pets. All animals admitted into the adoption program are housed and cared for as long as it takes to find their “fur-ever” home. For more information on adopting and/or volunteering, see: http://www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org.

Legopalooza at the library, July 23

Families are invited to the monthly Legopalooza program at the Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library on Sunday, July 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. The library staff will share their Lego collection along with pictures and books for creative ideas, as well as a group building challenge. For more information, contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.

Monday morning movies at the library, July 24

The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library is offering Monday Morning Movies all summer at 10 a.m. with popcorn. On Monday, July 24, families and children of all ages will enjoy a story about an adventurous Hawaiian teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.  For more information about this program or any other from the Youth Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World,” contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.

Log cabin and amateur radio demonstrations, July 24-25

The Wood County Historical Center will host demonstration days on July 24 and 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. both days. The event will be free to visitors, including museum tours with no admission charged.

Families are invited to pack a picnic lunch and join costumed interpreters at the log cabin for 1860s outdoor games.

Amateur radio demonstration day will be held in the Wood County Historical Center Boom Town Area, from 2 p.m. June 24 to 2 p.m. on June 25. The Wood County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) will hold its annual field day event during that 24-hour period if weather permits. The field day is a nationwide exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League as a means to practice emergency communication procedures by setting up amateur (ham) radio stations in remote areas using temporary antennas and emergency power.

 Annual Democratic Dinner in Perrysburg, July 25

Perrysburg Area Democratic Club will host a family potluck picnic, Dems’ Dinner, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at the Woodlands Park Shelter House (at the corner of Ohio 795 and East Boundary).

“The focus of this event is fun and fellowship for Democrats throughout our region,” stated Rachel Zickar, PADC president. “We are encouraging folks to join us to meet fellow active Democrats and to learn more about our club.”

The event is free and open to all Democrats throughout the region. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Cups, plates, napkins and utensils will be provided. The event will be held shine or rain.

More information about Dems’ Dinner and Perrysburg Area Democratic Club may be found at www.perrysburgareademocraticclub.org.


Library hosts ice cream with police, July 28

Families are invited to the Wood County District Public Library Children’s Place on July 28 from 3-5 p.m. to enjoy ice cream with the Bowling Green Police Division. The cops will socialize with families and bring a patrol car for children to explore. Families will have opportunities to ask questions and learn more about daily police activities and duties, while enjoying ice cream.

Vitto Brown Basketball Camp, July 29

Former Bowling Green Bobcat and Wisconsin Badger basketball player Vitto Brown will be hosting a one-day basketball camp at the Bowling Green Community Center on Saturday, July 29.  This one-day event consists of a four-hour camp for children in grades 3-7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and a four-hour camp for children in grades 8-12, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Players will learn fundamentals of basketball through various skill activities.  The camp registration fee is $60 and includes t-shirt, autograph and picture with Vitto. Camp registration is available online at www.bgohio.org/parks or by calling 419-354-6223.


Weston library plans summer reading program

The theme for the Weston Public Library summer reading program will be Building a Better Community. Traditional story time will take place at 11 a.m. on Mondays at the library.

School age programs will be held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Otsego Elementary; Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at Grand Rapids Branch Library; Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Haskins Village Hall; and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Weston Public Library.

On Thursdays at 1 p.m., there will be a weekly kids-friendly movie showing at the Weston Public Library. On Fridays at 1 p.m., there will be a weekly adult classic movie showing at the Weston Public Library.

No registration is required. Calendars of events can be picked up at the Weston library or the Grand Rapids branch library, or can be viewed on the library’s website at http://westonpl.org/