Steve Cheramie Risingsun, a Native-American pastor and tribal chief, will present "To Know God's Sorrow'' at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University. Mr. Risingsun, pastor of Poarch Community Church in Atmore, Ala., and Native Christian Fellowship in Gretna, La., will talk about how God mourns for the hurts and needs of humanity. The forum is free and open to the public.
Kejing Liu, associate professor of education at Bluffton University, will present "Teaching Self-Efficacy: Similarities and Differences between American and Chinese Teacher Education Candidates'' at the Friday Colloquium at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall. Her lecture is free and open to the public.
Bluffton University will celebrate Don Schweingruber's 33-year career at the school during a special program at 7 p.m. Saturday in Founders Hall. The celebration, which is open to the public, will include reflections from colleagues, family, and friends, as well as musical performances and remarks from two former Bluffton presidents, Ben Sprunger and Elmer Neufeld, and current President Lee Snyder. Mr. Schweingruber, vice president and dean of student life, plans to retire at the end of the school year.
Residents of the Bowling Green City School District who are interested in working for the passage of a 4.2-mill operating levy this May are invited to a planning and informational meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Kenwood Elementary.
The school board is seeking the replacement of an existing 2.3-mill levy and the addition of 1.9 mills, a measure that would generate about $2.36 million a year. It will appear as one question on the May 3 ballot.
The Bowling Green League of Women Voters is holding a forum entitled "Where in the World is Energy'' at 7 p.m. Thursday at Mileti Alumni Center at Bowling Green State University. The panel discussion will include Albert Calderon, a local inventor; Reina Calderon, a partner in Calderon Energy Co.; Anthony Palumbo of the BGSU technology department, and Daryl Stockburger, city utilities director.
Junior naturalists ages 6 to 12 can search for and learn about salamanders and other spring creatures from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rudolph Savanna Area. To register, call the Wood County Park District or register on-line at www.wcparks.org.
Volunteers are needed to help with floodplain cleanup at Otsego Park at State Routes 65 and 235 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Call the park district or register on-line.
The Historic Riverside Train next to the Little Red School House on County Road 236 just north of State Rt. 568 will open its 2005 season with free rides for area youth from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The schoolhouse also will be open for tours both days. Contact the Hancock Historical Museum for more information.
The Hancock Historical Museum has opened its newest exhibit, "Fraternally Yours: Early Fraternal Organizations of Hancock County,'' which will be on display until the beginning of June. The museum on West Sandusky Street is open from 12:30 to
4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Birchard Public Library is offering a class on "Protecting Your Computer" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. To register, go to www.birchard.lib.oh.us.
Erie MetroParks staff will help visitors view the "Turnpike" bald eagle nest from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Coupling Reserve. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available. Registration is available online at www.eriemetroparks.org.
A presentation covering improvements planned for various metroparks over the next three years will take place at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Side Cut Metropark's Lamb Center, 1025 River Rd.
A lecture and slide presentation on the ancient city of Petra will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Maumee branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 501 River Rd. Petra was the capitol city of the ancient Nabataean Empire, which flourished between the 3rd and the 5th century BC in the area of what is now Syria, Jordan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
A free public safety seminar on the topic of shoplifting and employee theft will be given by the Oregon Police Department at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Oregon Career & Technology Center, 2424 Seaman St.
A presentation on the excavation of the Clovis archaeological site will be given by Bill Pickard of the Ohio Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Meigs Visitors Center, 29100 W. River Rd.
The Nature Conservancy will conduct a volunteer clean-up project starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kitty Todd Preserve. Those who are interested in donating time and energy should show up wearing comfortable work clothes, including boots, long pants, and gloves. Water will be provided.
Five members of Heidelberg College's music faculty will perform as a wind quintet at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow in Brenneman Music Hall. Quintet members include Lori Akins, flute; Amy Bassett, bassoon; Charles Pease, oboe; Emilie Sargent, horn, and Barbara Specht, clarinet. The concert is free and open to the public.
Reginald Noble, director of Schedel Gardens, will be this week's speaker during the Rotary Club of Toledo's noon meeting today at the Zenobia shrine, 1511 Madison Ave.
A lecture to discuss the United States Patriot Act will be held at the University of Toledo Multicultural Student Center at noon tomorrow in Student Union room 2500 on the university's main campus. The talk will feature Morris Jenkins and David Baker, both assistant professors of criminal justice at the University of Toledo. Free pizza and beverages.
The Education Symposium, an in-service event for educators, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis de Sales High School on Bancroft Street. Fee is $20, including dinner.
A presentation on the effects of violence on children, including media violence and bullying, will be given by Dr. Suzanne McFarland, chairman of the Education Division at Defiance College, at 7 p.m. Thursday at WGTE-TV studios, 1270 South Detroit Ave.
A presentation on academic advising will be given by Thomas J. Grites, assistant to the provost at Richard Stockton College in Pomona, N.J., at 10 a.m. Friday in the Maple Room of the University of Toledo's student recreation center.
Bud Fisher of the Veterans History Project will be this week's speaker at American Legion Post 335's Friday noon luncheon at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St.
Local historian Fred Folger will give a presentation entitled "Toledo Then and Now" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the meeting room of the Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave.
Something For Everyone, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St.. Free, fun, family activities that include a model train display, music, poetry, puppet show and storybook characters, cake in the wintergarden at noon, and a SpongeBob SquarePants movie at 3:30 p.m. The event concludes National Library Week.
Sunspot viewing and general discussions of astronomy will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blue Creek Metropark, State Rt. 64 at Shadel Rd., during "Astronomy Day 2005," presented by the Toledo Astronomical Association.
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