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

May Ellen Bollenbacher, left, and Jo Ascunce were among the volunteers in downtown Bowling Green the morning of May 14 to plant flowers in the business district.

NEWLY POSTED: Horizon presents ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ preview, May 25

The cast and crew of Horizon Youth Theatre’s “The Phantom Tollbooth” will present a special preview of their production in the Children’s Place on Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Adapted from the beloved children’s novel by Norton Juster, “The Phantom Tollbooth” tells the story of Milo, a bored young boy who journeys to the Land of Wisdom, where he must help warring brothers reconcile by rescuing the banished Princesses Rhyme and Reason, and restoring order to the world.

HYT’s production of “The Phantom Tollbooth” will be performed at Otsego High School on June 6, 7, and 8 at 7 p.m. each night. 

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


NEWLY POSTED: Opera on Wheels brings ‘Romeo & Juliet’ to library, May 22

A performance of “Romeo and Juliet,” will be presented by The Toledo Opera on Wheels in the Atrium of the Wood County District Public Library on Wednesday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m.

This touring show presents the story of “Two households…in fair Verona,” rival families who want nothing to do with one another. And yet, when Romeo sneaks into a party at Juliet’s house, the two young people meet, fall in love, and change their families’ history forever.

Based on the opera by Charles Gounod, the play by William Shakespeare, and every tale of forbidden love the world over, this adaptation of the classic Romeo and Juliet story deals with the timeless themes of love, justice, compassion and more.

This live performance is free to the public and will last approximately 45 minutes.  The performance is made possible by generous gifts from The Shakespeare Round Table and The Marjorie Conrad Estate.

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

NEWLY POSTED: Chamber, BGSU team up for Lunch & Learn on 2020 census, June 5

Lunch and Learn on Census 2020 will be held June 5, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bowen Thompson Student Union, Room 308, 1001 E. Wooster St.,  Bowling Green.

Census 2020 will be presented by Wendy D. Manning, Director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research, at BGSU.   She will be speaking on why the U.S. Census is important and what your role could be in this process.  Manning will also explain how the Census plays a part in the determination of how many congressional members Ohio gets as well as the state receiving its fair share of government resources.  This seminar is meant to inform attendees on the history and the importance of the U.S. Census.

The  event is sponsored by Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, BGSU’s Center for Family & Demographic Research, and the Center for Community & Civic Engagement. 

Census 2020 is free and open to the public, boxed lunches can be purchased for $12.  Parking is also free.  Reservations are required by Tuesday June 4.  Please RSVP by emailing Events@bgchamber.net or by calling the chamber at (419)353-7945.

NEWLY POSTED: Golf camp registration open
Come out to the Bowling Green Community Center for this three-day golf camp where children ages 5-7 can work on the fundamentals of golf. All skill levels are welcome.

This camp features the use of SNAG golf equipment designed specifically for introducing people to golf. Due to the design of the SNAG equipment it gives success earlier. Participants may also bring their own clubs. Participants will work on skills challenges and golf swing techniques to help improve their golf game. 

PGA Professional Lindy Bastel Powers will lead the program.
Costs are $42/resident, $51/non-resident. Camp dates are May 21st-23rd from 5:30-6:15 p.m. 
SNAG- Starting New at Golf http://www.snag.golf/index.php/





Wood County Park District May programs


Ohio, Austrian duo present ‘Roedelius Cells’ at museum, May 24

For several decades, a pair of composers from Maumee, Ohio and Austria have collaborated on albums, museum exhibitions, concerts, and music festivals across the globe. Later this month, the pair will return to the Toledo Museum of Art at 7 p.m., Friday, May 24 for a concert in the Little Theater.  

Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story are performing in conjunction with “Everything is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music. The exhibition in the New Media Gallery pairs a selection of 20th-century abstract paintings with a carefully curated musical composition.  

In 2017, Story transformed TMA’s GlasSalon into an eight-channel, multi-sensory installation called The Roedelius Cells—Story’s own radical reworking of recordings he made of Roedelius at the piano. One of Story’s “cells” is included in “Everything is Rhythm” and during this concert, Roedelius and Story will perform selections from Cells and their collaborative project Lunz as well as some electronic improv and solo piano works.

There will be a meet and greet with Roedelius and Story following the concert. A selection of their solo and collaborative recordings will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $12 for members, $16 for nonmembers and $8 for students and military. For more information or to purchase tickets visit toledomuseum.org.


Egyptologist to discuss ancient women rulers, May 30 

Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology will speak “When Women Ruled the World “on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater as part of the  National Geographic Live touring speaker
In her presentation, Cooney explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens to illuminate a time when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these strong female leaders were considered exceptions to the rule, but their power and influence are undeniable.
Throughout history, powerful women have been called many things—witches, regents, and seductresses. But there was a time in the ancient world when at least one was called “King.” When Women Ruled the
World will introduce you to some strong female leaders, whose power was compromised from the start.
Cooney is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. Specializing in craft production, coffin studies, and economies in the ancient world.

Tickets for members are $18 and $25 for non-members with discounts for children and seniors.

Parent Child-Start Smart T-Ball, May 2 to June 6

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation will be hosting Start Smart T-ball at City Park, Thursdays from 5:15-6 p.m.  The program runs May 2 to June 6.

This is an introductory program for children ages 3 to 5 years old that prepares them for organized T-Ball/Baseball in a fun, non-threatening environment.  This program prepares children and their parents for organized T-ball/baseball programs without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt.

Parents and children work one-on-one during this six week class.  Children will receive a Start Smart T-ball Shirt. The program will be held at Eli Joyce Ball Diamond in City Park.  

In case of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors at the Bowling Green Community Center, 1245 W. Newton Road. A facilitator will be on hand. Costs are $53/resident and $62/non-resident.

To register, visit www.bgohio.org/parks, call 419-354-6223 or register at the Bowling Green Community Center, located at 1245 W. Newton Road.

Baseball author to sign book about 1940 Cleveland Indians, June 1

Baseball author and historian Scott Longert, will be signing his new book , “Bad Boys, Bad Times Saturday June 1 from 1:00 – 3:00.at Gathering Volumes Bookstore, 196 E. South Broadway, in Perrysburg.

The Cleveland Indians of the 1930’s had some great ballplayers including Bob Feller, Earl Averill, Lou Boudreau and Hal Trosky. They were frustrated in their attempts to win a pennant by internal issues and a manager that most of the players could not stand. In 1940 the team revolted against manager Oscar Vitt and demanded he be fired.  The story was leaked to the newspapers and instantly the team became known as the “Crybabies” throughout the American League. Despite several near riots, the Indians fought for the pennant and nearly pulled it off. With the start of World War II players were drafted in the army and Bob Feller opted to enlist in the Navy, spending three years overseas.

Longert is the author of “The Best They Could Be,” the story of the 1920 World Champion Cleveland Indians and “No Money, No Beer, No Pennants, “an account of the Indians and baseball in general during the years of the Great Depression.

Longert has been a guest on “Donovan Live” WKYC-TV Cleveland and appeared on WCPN – Public Radio. His website is scottlongert.com.


Supervisor training seminar offered, June 26

Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce  in partnership with The Employer’s Association will present a supervisor training seminar Wednesday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to  4: p.m. at the Four Corners Center, 130 S. Main St. Bowling Green.

The seminar will cover threee separate topics. Participants can sign up for one or all areas.

Session 1 will cover “Understanding Your Leadership Roles and Responsibilities” from 9-11 a.m.   

Session 2 will cover Building and Maintaining Trust on a Team” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Session 3 will cover “Performance Management” from 2-4 p.m.

All three sessions are $119 or $49 for one session. Lunch is on your own or a boxed lunch can be purchased for $10. Reservations are required by Monday June 24. RSVP by emailing: Events@bgchamber.net or by calling: (419) 353-7945.