What’s happening in your community (updated Nov. 24)

Deck the Four Corners Event for the Charity tree and stocking raffle Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. See details below.

NEWLY POSTED:  Hump Day Revue to raise money for downtown decorations, Nov. 29

The Hump Day Revue will host Annual Hump for the Holidays Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 4 p.m. to close at The Stones Throw Tavern and Grill, 176 E Wooster St, Bowling Green,  

The evening benefits the Downtown Foundation Holiday Decorations Fund.  A coupon must be presented and the organization will receive 20% of your purchase. To get that coupon visit the Downtown Bowling Green website  DowntownBGOhio.org or ask one of the downtown volunteers that night.

The evening will include a music revue put together by Tim Concannon, a 50/50 raffle, adult games. An Ugly Sweater Contest and a online auction of items that will also benefit the Downtown Foundation.  You do not have to be present to bid on these items on Don Rose Auctioneers website:  https://donroseauctions.hibid.com/catalog/117231/downtown-foundation-charity-auction/  Ace Hardware donated a  one of a kind Black Swamp Arts Festival 25th anniversary commemorative piece and the hand crafted wood tree to this


Mindless Matters celebrates new EP, Nov. 25

The Bowling Green band Mindless Matters will celebrate the release of its EP “Shiggy Diggy” with a show Saturday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main Si, Bowling Green.


“Nightmare Before Christmas” performed with live orchestra, Nov. 25 

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will present Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas,” November 25, at 8 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater.

One of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films, “Nightmare Before Christmas” will be projected on the big screen with dialogue and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s enigmatic score played live by your Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

This concert is presented by the Stranahan Theater. Call 419-381-8851 or visit etix.com


Slippery Creek Bluegrass plays free show at Owens, Nov. 27

The Slippery Creek Bluegrass Band will perform at Owens Community College’s Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on Monday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Based in the Cincinnati area, Slippery Creek is a group of pickers, driven by the high energy, and traditional bluegrass favorites.
The concert is part of the college’s Accent on the Arts Concert Series.


Voices & brass to present “Joyous Sounds,” Nov. 28

The University Choral Society and the Bowling Green State University Brass Quintet will perform a free program, “Joyous Sounds: A Yuletide Celebration,” Tuesday evening, November 28 at 7:00, at the First United Methodist Church of Bowling Green.

In the one-hour program the 60-voice Choral Society will sing alone some, the quintet will play alone some, and they will combine for Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata.”

The audience will also be invited to sing along on a few traditional carols, and a special arrangement of “Silent Night” will be performed.  The public is invited to attend the program which is free of charge.



Artists 4 Animals show continues through Nov. 28

The Bowling Green Arts Council and Four Corners Center is hosting Artists 4 Animals 5 at the Four Corners Center, 130 S. Main Street, through November 28.

Thirty-two artists of all ages, kindergarten through adult, will exhibit their animal-themed work in the exhibition, which is free and open to the public during regular Four Corners hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Juror Carole Kauber, a local artist and educator, selected the top winners in each age category as well as best domestic and wild animal. Several of the artworks depict dogs and cats currently at the Wood County Humane Society, as depicted by Eastwood High School students.

The winning images will be reproduced on note cards that will be available at the opening reception and at venues in town. Sales of the cards will benefit the Wood County Humane Society and the Bowling Green Arts Council. This event is sponsored in part by The Copy Shop and Kabob it BG.

ACT*BG wreath auction, Nov. 28

On Tuesday Nov. 28, 2017, The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce ACT*BG Project Team will host their annual event, Holiday Wreath Auction, at Brookdale of Bowling Green, with proceeds benefiting the ACT Bowling Green Christmas Elves program. Bidding on wreaths will be from noon to 6:30 p..m, and winners announce shortly after that.

Help celebrate this joyous time of year by viewing the beautifully decorated holiday wreaths designed by local businesses throughout the community. Bid on your favorite during the silent auction and enjoy some refreshments . View the wreaths on Brookdale’s Facebook page prior to the event to find your favorites. Any questions about the event, call please call (419) 354-5300.

Brookdale of Bowling Green is located at 121 North Wintergarden Road, Bowling Green.


Four Corners Center hosts holiday event, Dec. 1

Join  the Four Corners Organizations at the Four Corners Center, 130 S. Main St.   Friday, December 1 from 5-7 p.m. for a holiday evet with fundraising fun and holiday spirits.

A stuffed stocking raffle will be held with holiday gift themed filled stockings that will be the perfect gift for that special someone with the proceeds going to Winterfest BG Chillabration.  Four beautifully decorated holiday charity trees will also be given away at the event with the proceeds going to the Christmas Elves, United Way and BG Parks & Recreation.  The winners of the Holiday Tree Decorating Competition between BGSU Omega Phi Alpha Sorority and Beta Chi Fraternity will also be announced.

The Four Corners have two pre-light trees donated by Wal-Mart that will be trimmed to help decorate the lobby and house our Visits with Santa that will be held on November 25 and December 15.

Psychotherapist to discuss treating depression, anxiety without pills, Dec. 3

Dr. Susan Heitler, a clinical psychologist, professional educator, and psychotherapist,  will discuss and sign copies of her  book,  “Prescriptions without Pills,”  Sunday, Dec. 3, at  7 p.m.  at Gathering Volumes,  196 S. Boundary, Perrysburg,

Heitler is a leader in mental health research and clinical practice regarding teaching usable, effective and rapid response techniques to help lift people from depression and anxiety without medication.

Elmwood Community Choir rehearsing for Dec. 3 concert

The Elmwood Community Choir  has begun rehearsals for this year’s Community Choir Christmas Concert. Rehearsals will be held Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elmwood Schools High School Choir Room. This year’s concert will include many well known Christmas songs. The choir is under the direction of Daniel Landis. The concert will be presented Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., in the Elmwood Community Auditorium. The choir is open to all interested community members. For more
information call 419-288-3297 or 419-575-2351.


Perrysburg Musical Theatre presents ‘Songs for a New World,’ Dec. 7 & 8

Perryburg Musical Theatre will present  Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs for a New World,” Friday Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.  t the WW Knight Nature Center. The Dec. 8 show will be for adults 21 and up and include appetizers, desserts and BYOB.
“Songs for a New World” is an exploration through music of life’s emotions: risk, fear, hope, dreams, love. As composer and lyricst Brown said: “It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”

PMT’s artistic director, Julie Bermudez described it as 16 mini musicals” that tell a series of stories.

The four-member cast is C. Jordan Benavente, Amanda Reisner, Garrett Leininger and Grace Hirt backed by a a live band led by music director, Todd Schreiber. The music is an eclectic mix of gospel, rock, folk, and blues. The set is designed by Julie and Dave Bermudez. “We want the songs to speak for themselves and tell their story, but the cast will also incorporate set pieces and a few props to enhance their interpretation of the song. A minimal set is just what is needed to let the words speak for themselves.” Bermudez said.

There will only be 100 tickets sold per show and both shows feature a silent auction that includes signed Playbill from Hamilton, gift baskets, show tickets and more. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.perrysburgmusicaltheatre.org. For sponsor opportunities or donations for silent auction, please email: pmtboard1@gmail.com.


Library Children’s Place offering free K-5 tutoring, throughout the school year

The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library is partnering again with the BGSU Martha Gesling Weber Reading Center for free homework help, tutoring and reading support beginning September 18 and continuing during the 2017-18 school year.

Trained tutors will be available Monday through Thursday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for students in kindergarten – 5th 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. Please call the Children’s Place desk at 419-352-8253 with any questions.