What’s happening in your community (updated May 22)

NEWLY POSTED: Habitat for Humanity plans Home Builders Blitz, May 25

On May 25, professional homebuilders, families, and community supporters will join with Habitat for Humanity of Wood County to celebrate and raise funds for the 2017 Home Builders Blitz. In 2017, the Home Builders Blitz will help more than 200 families from across the country build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Locally, Habitat for Humanity of Wood County and professional homebuilders will help two area families build a place they can call home. The public is encouraged to attend the event on May 5, starting at 6 p.m., at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1550 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, with 15 percent of sales going to support Wood County Habitat.

Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity of Wood County has built 35 homes.


NEWLY POSTED: Wood County Historical Center lists June events

During June, the following events are scheduled at the Wood County Historical Center:

  • Power of Yesteryear Tractor Show – June 3 & 4
  • Mommy & Me – June 7
  • WWI Fashion Tea – June 8 (sold out)
  • Wood County Employee Picnic & Safety Fair – June 13
  • Amateur Radio & Log Cabin Demonstration Days – June 24 & 25

Checkers Car Wash celebrates grand opening, May 26

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Checkers Express Car Wash will be held May 26, 11 a.m. at 1033 S. Main St., Bowling Green.
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 Checkers Express Car Wash and the City of Bowling Green.


 “Generations at Work” is topic for Lunch & Learn, May 31

“Generations at Work: Slaying Stereotypes & Finding the Common Ground” will be the theme for the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn  Wednesday, May 31, 11:30 a.m. at The Four Corners Center located at 130 S. Main St., Bowling Green.
Dave Tippett,of the The Employers’ Association will:
* Explain why having a balance of results and relationships matters at work, and how we view a generation plays into that balance.
* Describe the 4 generations in the workplace & the importance of “exploding” stereotypes.
*Explain the specific management opportunities all generations present.
* Describe how to fully engage generations.

This cost of this event with lunch; $10 for Chamber Investors and $20 for Non-Investors; without lunch; Free for Investors, $10 for Non-Investors. Reservations are required by Friday May 26 for the lunch option and Tuesday May 30 for the no lunch option. RSVP by contacting Marissa Muniz at MarissaMuniz@bgchamber.net or by calling (419) 353-7945. This event is presented by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce Business Council in partnership with The Employers’ Association.

Family archery program offered in May

The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department is offering a family evening archery program on Tuesdays in May, starting May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., on the Conneaut sledding hill.

An extension of the after-school archery program, parents/guardians can now participate with their children in family evening archery. No experience is required. All equipment will be provided for a fun, friendly, challenging two-hour session that pits brothers against sisters and kids against adults for bragging rights.

This program will run two hours on Tuesday evenings in May for four weeks. Novice shooters will be taught safety and fundamentals of archery by trained staff, and weekly sessions will increase in difficulty to challenge adults and kids alike. This program is based outdoors and weather dependent, so if a session is canceled due to poor conditions, it will be rescheduled at a later date/time.

Register online or at the BG Training and Community Center.  For questions regarding this program, email Mike Przysiecki at mprzysi@bgohio.org.