What’s happening in your community (updated June 20)

Fireworks light the sky above BGSU in 2017.

NEWLY POSTED: Unmasquerade to raise funds for Cocoon, June 22

Leslie Morgan Steiner, author, blogger, and public speaker. will address violence against women and other issues including motherhood, parenting, and infertility at Cocoon’s Unmasquerade, Friday, June 22, 6-10 p.m., at Nazareth Hall, 21211 West River Road, Grand Rapids from 6-10 p.m.

She’ll share her experiences with domestic violence, empowering survivors and facilitating an understanding of this devastating issue.

There is also an auction, which currently being conducted online.

For tickets, bidding and information visit: https://bidr.co/events/cocoon.

A celebration of Ohio Magazine’s designation of Bowling Green as the state’s Best Hometown will be held Thursday, July 19  from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Simpson Building & Gardens. The city’s parks, events, retail, restaurants, venues, lodging and non-profits will offer displays, samples, giveaways, coupons and to celebrate why BG is a Best Hometown. Click for story.

NEWLY POSTED: Workshop explores opioid crisis’ effect on older population, July 18

The Opioid Crisis Workshop: The Unseen Impact on Elderly Adults will be presented Wednesday July 18, from noon to 5 p.m.  at Penta Career Center, 9301 Buck Road, Perrysburg.

Key leaders from Northwest Ohio will discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on middle-aged and older adults. Information on opioid use, misuse, abuse and dependency will be provided along with information on alternative strategies for pain management and community resources. This workshop will also address the unique challenges faced by grandparents who are raising the children of the opioid epidemic.

Workshop is free for grandparents raising their grandchildren and individuals aged  60 and older. For others, cost is $25 per person.

Registration required. To register download an application at  https://areaofficeonaging.com/event/4930 .

For questions, call  419-382-0624 or send an email to training@areaofficeonaging.com.

Sponsired by the Optimal Aging Institute at BGSU, The Wood County Committee on Aging, and the Area Office on ging.

NEWLY POSTED: Toledo Zoo program planned at library, June 22

Families are invited to the Wood County District Public Library on Friday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. for Animals Rock! Roar, Hiss, and Ribbit, a program with the Toledo Zoo. 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, “Libraries Rock,” contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.

NEWLY POSTED: Library throwing music-themed Potter party, July 25

Families and Potter fans of all ages, the Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library is throwing a Magical Harry Potter Music Party on Tuesday, June 26, from 4-5 p.m. Enjoy Harry Potter themed crafts, snacks, and games, and test your Potter knowledge with a special music trivia challenge. All ages are welcome, and costumes are highly encouraged.

For more information on this program, please contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.


NEWLY POSTED: Library screens film with Magical John Williams’ music, June 25

The Wood County District Public Library Children’s Place will be showing musical children’s movies every Monday morning starting at 10 a.m. for their Summer Reading Program theme “Libraries Rock!”

On Monday, June 25 , the Children’s Place will be showing a film depicting a young British boy who finds out he is a wizard, and attends a magical school. There he makes friends, has wild adventures, and finds out he is destined to save the wizarding world from a terrible enemy. An unforgettable score written by John Williams accompanies this contemporary classic.

For more information on this program or the Summer Reading Program, please call 419-352-8253.


NEWLY POSTED:  Volunteers needed for July 7 car show

The Classics on Main car show is seeking volunteers to help run the July 7 event in downtown Bowling Green.

The show takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed before and after the event, with the average volunteer slot being three hours long.  Volunteers are encouraged to sign up by June 21 and they will receive a free t-shirt for volunteering. Click to volunteer.

For information, call Downtown Bowling Green at 419-354-4332.


Pork-a-Lean Cookout at benefit fireworks fund, June 20

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and Belleville Brothers present a Pork-a-Lean Cook Out Fireworks Fundraiser; head to the Downtown BG Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, June 20,  4-7 p.m. The Farmer’s Market is located at the corner of South Main and Clough Streets. Get a sandwich and help support the Fireworks fund.


 Ziggy’s hosts fireworks fundraiser, June 22

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and Ziggy Zoomba’s present Cheers & Beers a Fireworks Fundraiser with guest bartenders, Andy Newlove of Newlove Realty, Inc., Cal Bowers, Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts at BGSU & Francis Scruci Superintendent of Bowling Green City Schools!

The fundraiser will take place on Friday, June 2, 6-9 p.m. at Ziggy Zoomba’s, 300 E. Wooster Street, Bowling Green. Ziggy’s will match any tips that Andy, Cal & Francis make and donate to the BG Community Fourth of July Fireworks.


Audrey Leslie’s massage studio celebrates opening, June 27

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate the grand opening of Audrey Leslie Therapeutic Massage Studio, 100 S. Main St., Bowling Green, OH (inside Blush Bridal Boutique) on June 27, at 11 a.m.

RSVPs are appreciated by contacting Marissa Muniz at MarissaMuniz@bgchamber.net or by calling the Bowling Green Chamber at (419) 353-7945. This event is presented by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Audrey Leslie Therapeutic Massage Studio, Downtown Bowling Green and the City of Bowling Green. (See story.)


Schooner Farms hosts Lavender Festival and open house, June 30
Schooner Farms, 14890 Otsego Pike, Weston, is planning a Lavender Festival & Open House on June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The farm will be in a purple haze! Come enjoy items from amazing local artisans and vendors, tours of the farm, lavender essential oil distillation demos, walk the lavender labyrinth, discover our 1/3 scale representation of the Great Serpent Mound, tour our aquaculture facilities including our fresh water lobsters. Sample food grilled on our Primo Grills. Live music.  Come discover what Schooner Farms & Inspired By Nature is about. The event is free.

Bob Evans celebrates re-modeling, July 25

A ribbon cutting to celebrate the re-modeling of Bob Evans,  1726 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, will be held Wednesday, July 25 at 4 p.m.

RSVPs are appreciated by contacting Marissa Muniz at MarissaMuniz@bgchamber.net or by calling the Bowling Green Chamber at (419) 353-7945. This event is presented by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Bob Evans and the City of Bowling Green.

This event was originally scheduled for June 19.

Park District has full slate of nature classes in June

Click for schedule.

Registration for BG parks summer programs underway

Programs, which include swim lessons and camp programs, is now officially open to both Residents and Nonresidents to register. Check out everything that BG Parks & Recreation has to offer tin the electronic brochure.