Learn about conscientious objection at 7 p.m. today in Dominican Hall at Siena Heights University. C. Carney Strange, a professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, will speak about his experience as a conscientious objector and provide step-by-step instructions for achieving conscientious objector status. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is offering a two-session Ohio Boating Education Course from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Wood County Park District, 20000 West River Rd.
Young people 9-18 years old are invited to audition for Horizon Youth Theatre's production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr., a musical based on the "Schoolhouse Rock" cartoon shorts that ran from 1973-85.
Auditions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow in 405 University Hall at Bowling Green State University. Rehearsals will begin April 25 for the production, which will be performed June 3-5 at BGSU and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Pemberville Opera House.
John C. Chalberg will bring his one-man show based on the life of Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey to the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St., at 7 p.m. tomorrow as part of the Community Reads events. Mr. Rickey broke baseball's color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in the modern major leagues. The event is free and open to the public.
Volunteers are needed to help with the native planting project from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Agricultural Incubator on State Rt. 582 just west of State Rt. 25. Register online at www.wcparks.org or call the Wood County Park District.
Preschoolers 3 to 5 1/2 years old can celebrate Earth Day by learning about recycling and making recycled paper from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Wood County park district headquarters on Mercer Road. Register on-line at www.wcparks.org or call the Wood County Park District.
The Wood County Park District will hold a grand opening for the new nature center at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve at East River and White roads in Perrysburg Township from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with nature hikes, bird watching, music, and tours of the new building. The event is free and open to the public.
Visitors to downtown Bowling Green can take a walking art tour from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday as part of the 13th annual ArtWalk! Pick up a brochure at any participating "gallery.'' The event is free and open to the public.
A baseball game played by 19th-century rules will be the finale to Bowling Green's Community Reads 2005. The game, between the Wood County Infirmary Inmates and the Ohio Village Muffins, begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wintergarden/St. John's Preserve on Wintergarden Road. It is free and open to the public.
Preschoolers 3-6 years old with an adult companion are invited to see beetle and other insect puppets come to life in a "Beetle-Mania'' play at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. today at Oakwoods Nature Preserve just off Hancock County Road 144 west of Findlay. Contact the Hancock Park District for more information.
The Hancock Park District will host an Arbor Week observance beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the new Heritage Trail Center at Litzenberg Memorial Woods on U.S. 224 east of Findlay. Gregg Maxfield, a forester with the Ohio Division of Forestry, will speak about the emerald ash borer and native trees of Hancock County. Free seedlings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Peg Rosenfield, an election specialist for the League of Women Voters of Ohio, will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at the general meeting of the Toledo-Lucas County League of Women Voters at the Holland branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 1032 South McCord Rd.
The Allen County Museum will host a presentation called "We are not alone'' by John R. Timmerman at 3 p.m. Sunday at the museum on West Market Street. A Lima native and retired banker, Mr. Timmerman will discuss his long-time interest in unidentified flying objects and creation of Local Area UFO Research Associates. His presentation is free and open to the public.
Area female residents are invited to learn about ways of reducing the risk of exposure to violence as Owens Community College, in collaboration with the Toledo Area Metroparks, offers a self-defense and familiarization exchange class from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday in the college's Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road.
The public is invited to a meeting of the Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd. The meeting will feature presentations on western Lake Erie and the Adopt a Mile of Shoreline/Riverbank Program.
The April lecture of the Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 24100 West River Rd. The lecture is free and open to the public. Peter Way, chairman of the Department of History at Bowling Green State University, will speak about his forthcoming book, Artisans of War: Common Soldiers and The Making of the Seven Years War in America.
Join the Nature Conservancy at 10 a.m. Saturday for a cleanup project at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. Volunteers will refresh and clean up the Oak Openings Natives Demonstration Garden in preparation for the preserve's opening on May 1. The garden showcases more than 100 different wildflowers, shrubs, trees, and prairie grasses, all native to the Oak Openings region.
Smart Discipline for Parents Seminar will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St. This two-hour seminar is based on the best-selling book, Smart Discipline, and is presented by the author, Larry Koenig.
Elyse Sutherland will present a talk called "Talent Management: When the Boomers Retire" at today's noon luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Toledo, 1511 Madison Ave.
"From Octopi to Bodychecks: How the NHL's Lockout Has Influenced the Toledo Storm's 2004-05 Season," will be discussed by UT senior Sarah Goda at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in the University of Toledo's Sullivan Hall, Room 103. The communications major combined her internship with the marketing wing of the Toledo Storm, her honors thesis, and research and analysis she was doing to add a practical element to her studies.
Free legal advice is offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Warren AME Church, 915 Collingwood Blvd. Attorney Joanne Rubin will answer questions. This is a walk-in service open to the public as part of the Law Tuesday program sponsored by the Toledo Bar Association's pro bono program.
The University of Toledo spring blood drive, "Be cool, give blood," comes to campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday in the Student Union's Ingman Room. To give blood, donors must be at least 17 years old, have not given blood in 56 days, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health and feeling well on the day of donation.
"Colors for Cures," a dinner, style show, and auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at Gladieux Meadows on Heatherdowns Boulevard to benefit the American Cancer Society. The evening will feature cancer survivors as the models.
Daryl Blanchard, a former atomic weapons officer in the 7th Army in Germany in the 1960s, will talk about "Dirty Bombs and Suitcase Bombs," at noon on Friday at a meeting of the American Legion-Toledo Post 335 at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St.
A Huntington's disease regional research update will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Dana Conference Center on the Medical College of Ohio campus, 3000 Arlington Ave.
The event will feature speakers, a reception, and a silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Huntington's disease Society for Research and Family Services.
William S. Eberly memorial celebration and fund-raiser will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the Roost at Fifth Third Field. The celebration will honor William S. Eberly's lifelong commitment to diversity in baseball and to higher education for women. Tickets are $50; student tickets are $20.
The seventh annual Earth Day beverage can roundup will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Toledo Zoo. Volunteers will be in the parking lot area of the zoo off of the Anthony Wayne Trail entrance to accept aluminum can dropoffs.
Families, teams, and individuals will walk on Sunday and raise research funds for March of Dimes to fight premature birth. Registration for WalkAmerica is available online at www.walkamerica.org. Refreshments at Fifth Third Field follow the three-mile and seven-mile course through downtown Toledo.
In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the second annual "Yell and Tell: Stop Child Abuse Now," rally will be held at noon Sunday at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave.
Artist/sculptor George Carruth will be signing purchases from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in his studio at Carruth Studio Inc., 1178 Farnsworth Rd.
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