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Published: Wednesday, 4/29/2009

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Mercy Health Care Partners' Diversity Council is accepting applications for its four-week paid summer intern program.

Those accepted will have the opportunity to participate in clinical rotations in inpatient and outpatient and community outreach activities.

To be considered, applicants must attend a local, racially diverse high school and have at least a 2.75 grade-point average.

The deadline for applying is 5 p.m. May 18.

For more information, e-mail Nichelle Moses at nichellemoses@mhsnr.org

or visit Mercy Health Care Partners Student Learning Program on Facebook.

Mobile Meals of Toledo needs volunteers to deliver meals. It is looking for drivers who can donate two hours per month ?delivering meals to disabled, elderly, convalescing, or chronically ill.

To volunteer, call 419-255-7806.

As part of efforts to promote economic and democratic reforms in Eurasia, the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Developement

has been selected to host a 10-member delegation from Uzebekistan interested in reforming their housing sector.

The program is designed to open new opportunities for civic dialogue and human connections between countries.

The delegation will be in the northwest Ohio area from May 28 through June 17.

The consortium is seeking families who can host one or more guests. Guests will be busy during the weekdays with professional programs organized by the consortium, but most of the evenings and weekends guests can spend with host

families to learn more about their lives and culture.

Hosts are asked to provide separate bedrooms for each guest (they can share a bathroom), breakfast and dinner during the weekdays, and all meals and family activities during the weekend. It's asked that host families do not live more than 45 minutes from the University of Toledo campus.

A Russian-speaking background is helpful because most of the guests speak only Russian although it is not a necessity for hosts to speak fluent Russian.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Balint at 419-530-8572 or email to

elizabethbalint3@hotmail.com.

Benefit concert to aid cost of home makeover

Central Catholic High School students, parents, and alumni continue their efforts to ensure that the Brian Clark family will get a home makeover ??by sponsoring a benefit concert featuring the Grammy-nominated band Sanctus Real.

Sanctus Real will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 1 in the Sullivan Center at Central Catholic, 2550 Cherry St.

Two local bands will precede Sanctus Real the Light Ahead, composed of students from St. John's Jesuit High School and Toledo Christian Academy, and Radio 1, a group of Central Catholic Alumni.

Doors open at 5 p.m. There also will be food and raffles. Tickets are $10 and available at the six Toledo Catholic high schools as well as Toledo Christian and Reger's Church Supplies.

All proceeds will benefit the Clark family home makeover project. Brian Clark, a Central Catholic teacher for 25 years, was a finalist for ABC's

Extreme Makeover Home Edition in September. The Clarks have four adopted children and have foster-parented more than 80 children, most with special needs, in their 84-year-old South Toledo home.

Worker with autistic recognized for efforts

David L. Holmes is the first recipient of Bittersweet Farms' Derek Arbutski Award, in recognition of his work with people with autism.

Mr. Holmes, who is board-certified in forensic science, behavioral science, and psychology, has dedicated his life to researching and treating autism. He is the founder of the Eden Family of Services, which serves people with autism and their families.

The award is named after a long-time participant at Bittersweet Farms who is profoundly afflicted with autism.

Central High to present arts fest, open house

Central Catholic High School will present its Festival of the Lively Arts and Spring Open House from 5-7 p.m. tomorrow at the school, 2550 Cherry Street.

The evening will culminate with the music department's spring concert at 7. The Lady Irish softball team will offer a spaghetti dinner in the senior cafeteria from 4:30-6:30 p.m. featuring spaghetti, salad, bread, and beverages for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

The Festival of the Lively Arts features award-winning student artwork and a silent art auction along with piano, dance team and Gospel Choir performances. Other activities include one-act plays performed by students, poetry on the sidewalks, student demonstrations of multi-media technology, tours of the Kranz S.P.A.C.E. Room that houses the lunar sample, a book exchange, and a Quiddach tournament on the school's front lawn.

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the school and facilities and learn about academic programs, athletics, and extracurricular activities. The school's admission team, guidance department, spiritual commision, and athletic department personnel will be on hand to answer questions, The spring concert features performances by the school's Glee Club, Mixed Chorus, String Orchestra, and Concert Band, as well as a preview of the spring musical,

Hello, Dolly!

BOWLING GREEN

Trash, recyclables go to four-day pickup

Because of the city's new automated recycling program, refuse workers soon will begin collecting trash and recyclables four days a week rather than five.

Beginning the week of May 11, collection will be done Monday through Thursday. As a result, some residents will have new collection days. Those whose refuse and recyclables have been collected on a Friday will have a new pickup day.

Public Works Director Brian Craft said residents will receive a notice attached to their refuse container before the change. Residents also may check their collection day through the city's Web site,

bgohio.org.

Home tour to benefit Hospital Guild

Five homes from various neighborhoods in the city will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 8 for the Wood County Hospital Guild's 2009 Home Tour.

Advance tickets costing $15 are available at the hospital's gift shop or by calling

419-354-8006. Tickets can be purchased for $18 on the day of the tour.

Proceeds will support the Women's Diagnostic Center in the new addition at the hospital.

Homes, which may be visited in any order, are of Milt and Lee Hakel, 1435 Cedar Lane; Bill and Ann Otley, 1547 Gleneagles Drive; Bob and Martha Everett, 853 Scott Blvd., and Bill and Geri Welling, 875 West Wooster St., and the official residence of the president of Bowling Green State University, 700 South Wintergarden Rd.

7 Montessori students place in chess event

Seven students from the Montessori School of Bowling Green competed in the U.S. Chess Supernationals IV in Nashville April 3-5.

More than 5,200 students participated in the competition, one of the largest scholastic chess events in the country.

Out of 503 players in the K-5 900 Division, Bowling Green Montessori fifth-grader Anthony Shepherd placed 15th in the nation by winning six of his seven matches.

Fifth-grader Isaac Rogers and fourth-grader Amanda Hoffman each won four of their seven matches, tying for 34th place in the division.

In the K-6 1000 Division, which had 253 players, fifth-grader Robert Hoffman won five of seven matches to tie for 25th in the nation, and fifth-grader Spencer Rogers tied for 63rd.

In the K-9 1250 Division, which had 328 players, sixth-grader Nick VanVorhis tied for 86th and fifth-grader Ben Schetter tied for 185th.

HOLLAND

Kindergarten signups to be tomorrow, Friday

Springfield schools' kindergarten registration days are set for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Friday at the Springfield Township offices, 7617 Angola Rd.

Parents or guardians, along with incoming kindergarten students, must attend. More information about registration is available on the school's Web site,

springfield localschools.net.

MAUMEE

Tobacco center to offer healthy baby' series

The Tobacco Treatment Center at St . Luke's Hospital is hosting Healthy Baby, Healthy Family, a free lecture series covering topics such as fertility, pregnancy, relationships, nutrition, and vaccinations.

The series begins with a mother's brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 9 in the auditorium of the hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd.

The series continues with Baby-Proofing your Relationship at 7 p.m. June 17 and Feeding your Growing Family at 7 p.m. July 7.

To register, phone 419-897-8484 or visit stlukeshospital.com.

PERRYSBURG

Farmers Market to open May 7

The Perrysburg Farmers Market will begin its 2009 season May 7 on Louisiana Avenue downtown.

The market, which features seasonal fruits and vegetables, annuals, perennials, cut flowers, herbs, baked goods, meats, eggs, prepared food, jewelry, and crafts, runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 15.

More information is available from the Perrysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau or visit perrysburg.com.

Perrysburg schools again on music-education list

Perrysburg schools have been included in a list of 'Best 100 Communities for Music Education' by the NAMM Foundation.

It was the third year in a row the school district received the distinction from the National Association of Music Merchants, which took into consideration curriculum, programs, and public support for music programs in a detailed survey available to all school districts nationwide.

Frank School secretaries honored for excellence

Frank Elementary secretaries Penny Murphy and Sherry Slocum received the Perrysburg schools' Golden Excellence Award for April at last week's school board meeting.

Staff at Frank said the secretaries set a friendly and compassionate tone for the building.

They received gift certificates to the Blue Pacific Grill Restaurant donated by the Griffioen Agency.

577 Foundation to offer pottery, journal classes

The 577 Foundation in Perrysburg will offer Altered Forms, an ??intermediate and advanced pottery class from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 2. The fee is $13.

Also offered that day will be Jump into Journaling, a class on keeping a journal or sketchbook, from 10 a.m. to noon. The fee is $20.

On May 3 from 2 to 4 p.m., the Foundation will hold Breath of Spring Potpourri featuring dried flowers that participants will take home. The fee is $15.

On May 4, 11, 20, and 26, there will be yogic exercise from 6:45 to 8 p.m. The fee is $40.

On May 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Foundation will sponsor Cards for the Season, in which participants will make six cards. The fee is $20.

ROSSFORD

Bowling tournament to help fight child abuse

The University of Toledo main campus electricians are sponsoring a nonsanctioned singles bowling tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday at Interstate Lanes, 819 Lime City Rd., to raise funds for child-abuse prevention.

Cost is $10 per person and trophies will be awarded for the high scorers in the male, female, boys,and girls categories. Proceeds will go to YELL & TELL, a nonprofit organization working to help prevent child abuse.

More details are available at yelltell.org.

PERRYSBURG TWP.

Recycling Roundup to be Saturday Area residents may recycle computers and small appliances, exchange fever thermometers, and drop off prescription medicine and household hazardous wastes for safe disposal at the 2009 Recyling Roundup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Perrysburg Township Office Complex, 26609 Lime City Rd.

The roundup is open to residents of Perrysburg, Rossford, and the townships of Perrysburg and Middleton.

Tires also may be dropped off for a $4 fee.

The program is a cooperative effort of Perrysburg's Office of Litter Prevention and Recycling, Perrysburg Township's recycling program, Goodwill Industries, Best Buy Community Employment Services, and the Wood County Solid Waste Management.

Residents must show a valid picture ID for proof of residency.



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