Eminent domain and last year's Supreme Court decision stating that private property could be seized and sold to another private party for "public use" will be debated at 11:30 a.m. today in the Moot Court Room at Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law. The debate, which is free and open to the public, will be led by ONU professor Steven C. Veltri and Toledo attorney Terry Lodge.
Shun Lee Fong, a writer, actor, and program coordinator of Hollywood Connect, will present "From the Courtroom to the Camera: Living the Adventurous Life" at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University. Hollywood Connect is an organization that reaches out to Christians in the entertainment industry. His presentation is free and open to the public.
The Wood County Park District invites families to a "cabin fever camp-in" beginning at 7 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday at Beaver Creek Lodge at Beaver Creek Preserve. Register on-line at wcparks.org.
Enjoy the next installment of the snowflake adventure hiking series sponsored by the Wood County Park District at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bradner Preserve. Meet at the Timmons Road entrance. Register online at wcparks.org.
A community blood drive is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in Conference Center Room 111 on the Owens Community College campus on Bright Road.
Preschoolers ages 3-6 and their adult companions are invited to learn about mammals at Oakwoods Nature Preserve off County Road 144 and West Sandusky Street at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. today. A story will be followed by crafts and activities.
Register by Friday with the Hancock Park District for a rug-hooking workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at Oakwoods Nature Preserve off County Road 144 and West Sandusky Street. Cost is $65.
Birchard Public Library of Sandusky County will host two children's events this week.
"Pizza and Pages" after-school book club for fifth and sixth graders will be from 4 to 4:45 p.m. today in the main library's meeting room.
"Big and Bad!" - stories of lions, tigers, and crocodiles for children in kindergarten through fourth grade - will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday in the library's meeting room.
"Puddle Jumpers: Animal Tracks" is the theme of an event for children age 5 and under with an adult companion to be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Countryside Park. Participants will look for wildlife footprints and learn about animals in winter. Registration is required.
Historian Fred Folger will speak at 10 a.m. today in the Maumee Library Auditorium, 501 River Rd. His topic will be "Ohio, the Amazing Buckeye State, Part III." The lecture is part of a series sponsored by the Wolcott House Museum Guild and the Maumee branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.
Learn to identify some of the signs animals leave behind during a walk at William Henry Harrison Park near Pemberville at 4 p.m. Sunday. Register online at wcparks.org.
Enjoy a night hike with your dog at 6 p.m. Friday at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve at East River and White roads. Warm up with hot chocolate and doggie treats afterward. Register online at wcparks.org.
Jerry Arkebauer, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's vice president of finance, will discuss organ donation when the Rotary Club of Toledo has its weekly luncheon meeting at noon today at Zenobia Shrine, 1511 Madison Ave.
Madelyn Swift, an author and speaker on communication and family dynamics, will discuss "Developing Character and Bringing Back Integrity" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Millennium Theatre of Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 South Reynolds Rd. The event is free and open to the public.
Naomi Twining, a Toledo historian, will discuss the Underground Railroad during a Thaddeus Walinski History Group dinner meeting to begin at 6:15 p.m. today at Beirut restaurant, 4082 Monroe St.
Registration for the Lucas County Educational Service Center's Motorcycle Ohio Program for the 2006 riding season will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Toledo Harley Davidson/Buell, 7960 West Central Ave. Doors open at 6 a.m.
This is a one-day-only registration. Participants must register in person. Registration fee is $25.
The Toledo Zoo is hosting classes for people interested in becoming volunteer educators, beginning Saturday.
Prospective volunteers must be 18 and attend training classes that begin with an orientation Saturday. The program consists of seven classes that may be completed around the volunteer's schedule. For information, contact the zoo.
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