What’s happening in your community (updated Oct. 23)

Pumpkins and gourds will be on sale and activities for kids and adults will be offered at Firefly Nights Fall Festival, Friday, Oct. 19, from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Bowling Green. For details see story at: http://bgindependentmedia.org/tricked-out-firefly-nights-will-offer-plenty-of-treats-for-kids-grownups/

NEWLY POSTED: ‘Clue’ cast hosts game night at Grounds, Oct. 26

The cast of the Black Swamp Players’ production of “Clue theMusical” all host a game night Friday, Oct. 26 at 6p.m. at Grounds for Thought in downtown Bowling Green.

The show runs Nov. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Click for tickets and showtimes.

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Storytellers will share ghost tales, Oct. 23

Do you love a good ghost story or are you an amateur ghost hunter yourself? Then the Wood County District Public Library has the perfect event for you. On Tuesday October 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. storytellers will be stationed throughout the library, and they will regale visitors with tales of strange sounds, flashing lights, cold spots, and ghostly apparitions. This year’s stories feature sites from all around Ohio.
“This is the fourth year for this event, and I think it gets better every year,” said Marnie Pratt, local history librarian at WCDPL. “Our volunteers really enjoy researching and creating their stories, and I think it’s their creativity that brings the tales to life and makes the event so much fun.”

There will be Halloween treats for all visitors. Registration is not required.

BGSU hosts Oktoberfest Polka, Oct. 24

The Bowling Green State University German Club and the Department of World Languages and Cultures are hosting an Oktoberfest Polka event Oct. 24 in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union featuring German-American polkas and popular music, played by Aaron Dussing and Polka Revolution. Doors open at 6 p.m. and a traditional German buffet featuring bratwurst and German potato salad will be served from 6-8 p.m. A cash bar serving soft drinks and beer will also be available. The $10 advance admission fee covers the buffet. Advance tickets may be purchased online at bg-oktoberfest.ticketleap.com. General public tickets will be $15 at the door.


Pianos to duel to raise funds for Cocoon, Oct. 26

The Cocoon will present Dueling Pianos Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-11 p.m. at The Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg.

The event will include a silent auction, hors d’oeurves, a cash bar, and live entertainment from The Mobile Dueling Pianos.

Tickets are $35 each. A Premier Package including two tickets, a hotel stay at The Hilton Garden Inn, and breakfast the next morning is available for $250. Table Sponsorships including eight tickets and sponsorship recognition the night of the event are available for $350.

For registration and additional event information, please visit https://bidr.co/events/duelingpianos.

Films on Holcomb Road  legend screened in Fostoria, Oct. 26 & 28

The films “Holcomb Woods: Stories from Beyond the Road” and “The Legend of Holcomb Road” will be screened at the Banquet Hall in Fostoria, Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

The films, one a horror tale and the other a documentary, were directed and produced byMatt Erman.

Library invites families to build with Rigamajig, Oct. 28
Families are invited to play and build with the library’s Rigamajig, a giant building set, in the programming room of the Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library on Sunday, October 28, from 2-3 p.m.  The library staff will provide stories and books for creative ideas, as well as a group building challenge.For more information, contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.Surviving active shooter topic for dinner seminar, Nov. 1

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and UBS Financial Services Inc. will present  a dinner seminar on “How to Survive an Active Shooter Attack,” Thursday,  Nov. 1, at Stone Ridge Golf Club, 1553 Muirfield Drive, Bowling Green. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at  at 6 p.m.

Sergeant Mike Bengela of the Bowling Green Police Department will be raising awareness and providing fundamental techniques to survive in an active shooter situation. A complementary meal will be served by Stone Ridge Golf Club.

RSVPs are required by Oct. 26, 2018. Contact Ivy Esser-Whidden at events@bgchamber.net or call the Bowling Green Chamber at (419) 353-7945. This event is sponsored by UBS Financial Services Inc. in collaboration with the Bowing Green Chamber of Commerce.

‘Ambassador of Soul’ sings with Toledo Symphony, Nov. 3
Ellis Hall, protégé of Ray Charles and former lead singer of Tower of Power, joins the Toledo Symphony Orchestra to perform Motown favorites  and Ray Charles greatest hits, n Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m.  at the Stranahan Theater.Hall is an accomplished and prolific performer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. In a career spanning over four decades, Hall has electrified audiences throughout the world with his soulful R&B and has shared stages with giants ranging from James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle and Toby Keith to Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Bobby Womack, George Duke, and Sheila E. His reputation of excellence earned Ellis the moniker “The Ambassador of Soul.”Tickets are available at toledosymphony.com or by calling the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419-246-8000.

Free tutoring, homework help offered at library
 The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library is partnering again with BGSU for free homework help, tutoring and reading support that continues through the 2018-19 school year. Trained tutors will be available Monday through Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. for students in kindergarten – fifth 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.