Levis Commons will be bringing back their Adopt-A-Tree Exhibit for 2021. Early Bird Special will be available until September 30th; adoption will be available October 1-31 or until sold out (50 trees to adopt). If you adopted a tree in 2020 you will receive a 50% discount on the 2021 fee.
Bowling Green's 2021 Farmers Market will run every Wednesday from May 12th-October 20th from 4pm-7pm. It is hosted by Work Leads to Independence, a non-profit agency, located right here in Bowling Green! If you are interested in becoming a vendor contact Lori Hines at email@example.com. They will be having Christmas in July with The Salvation Army ringing their bells
Vendors for the Market on September 1 (Fresh picked sweet corn and red raspberries are here!):
- Clearly Weird - NEW selling tye dye apparel and accessories
- Aronia Berries - NEW (great for good heart health and other conditions)
- Creek Valley Farms - NEW selling red raspberries
- Eden Rose Inspirations - Selling flowers and bouquets (will do weddings, etc).
- Deep Roots Cafe -back again(school project) selling lemonade, etc., and jewelry
- Black Swamp Hollow Farms - Selling produce, handmade bags
- Paige Jewelry - Selling handmade jewelry
- Kessler Farms
- Angry Irishman, LLC
- Dirty Feet Gardens
- 7th Heaven Creations
- Riehm Produce Farm
- Stevens Gardens
- Clay Hill, LTD
- Anderson's Farm Products
- Calico Sage & Thyme
- Sobee Honey, LLC
- Joseph's Greenhouse
- Great Lakes Custom Sharpening
- Bella Cuisine
- Gary's Kettle Corn
- wli Cookies
Live music will be performed by Tim Tegge & Black Swamp Boys, Original Folk. Community Tents will be hosted by City of Bowling Green Fire Division and Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The Wood County Health Department will be administering vaccinations during the Market. No appointment necessary.
- Joe's Juice Bus
- Lyle's Crepes
- Outlaw Smokehouse
Farmers' Market Sponsors
- Newlove Realty
- First Insurance Group
- Huntington Bank
- Stone's Throw Grill and Tavern
- Hartung Brothers
- The Copy Shop
As a reminder, East Clough will be closed to vehicles from South Prospect to South Main from 3:30pm until 7pm.
Downtown Bowling Green SID has a page on their website dedicated to commercial space that is available for rent/sale. If you have commercial space located in the Special Improvement District that you would like showcased, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a limited time, Efficiency Smart will reward small businesses with an increased incentive for purchasing qualifying LED bulbs or fixtures from a designated local supplier or contractor. Standard incentives still apply for all other qualifying purchases. Contact Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777 to get started.
Families who participate in the Women, Infants and Children program through Wood County Health Department are eligible to receive $20 in coupons to shop for produce at local farmers markets.
This is the fifth year for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program offered by Wood County WIC. Pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and children 6 months or older who participate in WIC are eligible to receive the one-time, $20 benefit to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs from authorized farmers until Oct. 31. Coupons will be given to WIC participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
WIC staff will be at the downtown farmers market in Bowling Green on July 7 and in Perrysburg on July 15 to share program information. For the first time on the above dates, WIC will be able to issue farmers market coupons on-site to be used that day. Staff will be present to introduce shoppers to vendors who accept WIC.
Recipe ideas using fresh produce are available at Wood County WIC, located at Wood County Health Department, 1840 E. Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green.
WIC participation improves the length of pregnancy and birth weight, improves the diets of women and children and reduces late fetal deaths. WIC children are better immunized, have better vocabulary and are more likely to have a regular source of health care. Children ages 2-4 who participate in WIC are also less likely to be obese.
If you want to learn more about the program or are interested becoming a vendor that can accept WIC coupons, call Wood County WIC at 419-354-9661.
The Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a community of citizens from diverse backgrounds who are united in their resolve to save lives. The coalition is committed to increasing public understanding of depression, mental illness, alcohol, and drug abuse as treatable health conditions, and not as signs of personal weakness. As part of their mission, the Wood County Suicide Prevention Coalition promotes different support groups available for those who may have lost a loved one to suicide or are struggling with mental health concerns or suicidal ideation. Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group is for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide and is held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00p.m. at Unison Health in Perrysburg. Contact 419-352-4624 to learn more. S.I.R.S. Group (Suicidal Ideation Recognizing Self) is a clinician-led group for individuals who have attempted suicide in the past and is held every Thursday from 5:00-7:00p.m. at Unison Health in Bowling Green. Contact 419-352-4624 to learn more. Lastly, NAMI Connection recovery support group is available for adults living with mental illness and is held every Wednesday at 12:00p.m. on Zoom. Visit www.namiwoodcounty.org for more information. Please visit www.woodcountysuicideprevention.org/support-groups/ for more details on these and other support groups in the Wood County community.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wood County is a leading self-help organization offering free events, educational classes, support groups, and other programs that address mental health for the Wood County community. NAMI Wood County has a variety of programming starting this fall! This programming is FREE and available to all Wood County residents.
- NAMI Wood County will be hosting their NAMI Education Series on Wednesday, September 15th from 6:00-8:00p.m. In their fall Education Series, there will be information provided on both public and private insurance coverage for behavioral health, and resources available to navigate specific questions.
- Day Out with NAMI will be on Thursday, September 16th during the day from 10:00-5:00p.m. This event will be at the Toledo Zoo.
- The Demolition Fight Team will be hosting a Jiu-Jitsu Fundraising Event benefitting NAMI Wood County on Saturday, September 18th from 6-8p.m. at Venue 18 in Fostoria. Learn more about NAMI Wood County’s website!
- NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. NAMI Wood County will be hosting the next class starting on Monday, September 27th from 2:00-4:00p.m. and will be a hybrid class located at the Connection Center in Bowling Green.
- NAMI Family-to-Family is an educational course for family, caregivers, and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. NAMI Wood County will be hosting their next class starting on Monday, September 27th from 6:00-8:30p.m. and will be a hybrid class at the NAMI Wood County office.
- Save the date! On Friday, October 1, 2021, NAMI Wood County will be hosting their annual AfterBurn fall event at the Wood County Fairgrounds. This event includes a 5k/1 mile run, “Lights in Memory” ceremony, and activities for the whole family! Stay tuned on NAMI Wood County’s website for more details: www.namiwoodcounty.org/afterburn.
If you are interested in becoming a NAMI Wood County member, visit their website for more details. There are many benefits included in a NAMI Wood County member including: discounts on programs, newsletter subscriptions and more. Membership levels range from $5 to $60.
NAMI Wood County is continuing online support groups as well including Family Support Group, NAMI Connections, Parent & Caregiver, and others! Visit www.namiwodocounty.org for more information and to register for their programming. Email email@example.com or call 419-352-0626 for more information, and be sure to follow NAMI Wood County on social media: @NAMIWoodCounty for additional resources and updates.
Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is providing free seminars for anyone wanting to start, buy or expand a small business and focuses on business planning and development. The seminars last three hours and include learning the basics of: Name Registration, Licensing, Taxes, Advisors, Business Entities, Employees, Insurance, Financing, Business Planning, and more. To register, contact Bill Auxter at 419-559-2210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earn a free week of Sylvan when you tell a friend and their family enrolls; they will also earn a free week of Sylvan. You'll earn these perks each time another friend enrolls. For more information call 419-353-7608.
- The Delta variant of COVID-19 is the most contagious variant, more than the virus that caused most cases in the fall. Unvaccinated people have a real risk of being infected by this variant. The best defense is vaccination. Those who are not yet vaccinated are encouraged to continue wearing a mask and practice social distancing as much as possible.
- They are working with local school districts to get eligible students vaccinated before school starts. Pfizer is approved for children ages 12 and up. It takes five weeks to be fully vaccinated (two doses three weeks apart, plus two weeks after the 2nd dose). They have upcoming clinics available for students to be vaccinated:
- Monday, July 26 at Elmwood Schools from 4 to 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 27 at Bowling Green Middle School from 4 to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 28 at Otsego Schools from 4 to 8 p.m.
- Vaccination will protect students from the Delta variant and protect others in the school from the spread of COVID-19. Also, vaccinated students do not need to miss time in class or from extracurricular activities if they’re exposed to a positive case – unless they themselves have symptoms.
- Wood County Health Department will continue to make vaccine clinics available this summer to anyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated for COVID-19. Several options will be available on a recurring basis, and other times and locations will be scheduled on a weekly basis.
- Recurring clinics are planned at the following times and locations:
- Mondays from 12-6 p.m. at Wood County Health Department, 1840 E. Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green.
- Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. at the Bowling Green Farmers Market in downtown Bowling Green.
- Thursdays from 3-8 p.m. at the Perrysburg Farmers Market in downtown Perrysburg.
- Additional events will be added on a rotating basis each week. An updated schedule of vaccine clinics will be released regularly and can always be found at www.Vaccine.WoodCountyHealth.org.
All Wood County Health Department vaccine clinics are free, and no appointment is needed. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available at all events. Youth ages 12-17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine with a parent or guardian present.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers as well as local and state-level partners to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. MRC units prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks.
Once you've registered or if you have any questions, you can reach out to Julie Kauffman at the Wood County Health Department.
Wood County Park District stewardship department is planning to conduct prescribed fires in several park properties this fall. The locations of these burns may be in Bradner Preserve, Rudolph Savanna Area, and Cricket Frog Cove. The exact timing of the fires will be determined by weather factors to ensure the most effective and safe conditions, including smoke mitigation.
All of their prescribed fire practices are conducted under waiver through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, notification of the Ohio EPA, as well as, direct supervision by an Ohio Certified Prescribed Fire Manager. Local fire departments for each site are aware of these plans and will be directly notified at least 24 hours before the fire and also on the day of the fire by our fire manager.
The purpose of the fires is for the benefit of the natural areas and native ecosystems. All fire management is completed with best management practices. The public is advised to stay clear away active burn sites.
Please call 419-575-7339, or email email@example.com, with any questions directly involving wcparks prescribed fire practices. For general Wood County Park District questions, 419-353-1897 wcparks.org
Thursday, September 9:
- Women's Soccer v. Illinois - 7:00 pm @ Cochrane Soccer Stadium. Our 3-time defending MAC Champion women take on Big Ten Illinois in the FIRST-EVER match up between these two programs. As always, parking and tickets are COMPLETELY FREE!
Saturday, September 11:
- Football v. South Alabama - 4:00 pm @ The Doyt. A rematch of the 2014 Camelia Bowl! South Alabama is likely the best visiting team to come to the Doyt since Memphis in 2015. This team is strong, athletic, and coming off of an impressive 31-7 win at home versus Southern Mississippi. It is HEROES DAY and we hope you are able to join us!
- Men's Soccer v. Marshall (DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!) - 8:00 pm @ Cochrane Soccer Stadium. Coming off of a dominant 3-0 win over Michigan State, our defending MAC Champion men's soccer team hosts the 2020-21 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS from Marshall. This is an event you will not want to miss. When have we last hosted a National Champion?? As always, parking and tickets are COMPLETELY FREE!
9am-11am each day; via Live Online
Colleen House, Senior HR Consultant, The EA, will lead a five-part certification program getting participants quickly up to speed on everything from legal and compliance issues to hiring and firing, benefits administration, and more.
7:30am registration, 8:30am shotgun start; Stone Ridge Golf Course
Bowling Green Community Foundation will be having their 23rd Annual Golf Outing. Entry includes 18 holes with cart, driving range access, lunch, and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
The Wood Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting an Annual Election & Open House on Sunday, September 19 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Middleton Township Building – 21745 N. Dixie Highway, Bowling Green.
This family friendly event is free and open to the community. Stop by to play a few yard games, grab a bite to eat, pick up some SWCD swag, and meet the Board of Supervisors and staff. Spend a few minutes or the afternoon.
Residents and landowners 18 and older are eligible to cast their ballot for one (1) candidate to fill an open seat on the Board of Supervisors. Incumbent, Kristopher Swartz is the nominee.
Contact the district office with questions or to request an absentee ballot for the election.
7pm; Wood County Museum, 13660 County Home Rd
The Wood County Museum will be having a pirate themed rum tasting event. The program will feature local historian, Elliot MacFarlane (Whisky Wizard), for a fascinating talk about rum. You will also learn about Ohio's tie to the pirate life on the Ohio River and Great Lakes. Program includes a tasting of five selected rum’s, mini charcutier boards and a self-guided museum tour before the start of the event. Must be age 21 or over to participate in the tasting.
Rum to be sampled: Ron Zacapa 23, Bumbu XO, Pusser's Rum 15, Diplomatico Exclusiva, & Mount Gay XO.
Rum event presented by: Elliot MacFarlane, visit his page Whisky Wizard to learn more!
Tickets are $50 for WCHS Members / $60 for non-members. NEW THIS YEAR! Non-Alcoholic option: $25/Members & $30/Non-Members. To purchase tickets, please visit woodcountyhistory.org or call 419-352-0967. Seating is limited so sign up today!
A virtual job fair will be held for job seekers looking to connect with employers in several industries. During the event you'll be able to have an initial chat conversation with recruiters. Participating employers include: Wood County Hospital, BGSU Dining, BG City Schools, Brookdale Senior Living, Principle Business Enterprises, University Village & University Courts, and Wood Haven.
9am-2pm; City Park
2021 Hockey for Habitat Fundraiser includes a ball hockey tournament, an online auction and, new this year, a raffle drawing for a TV and other prizes. More information on this event can be found on their website or follow their event on Facebook.
All proceeds from this event will help Habitat to partner with individuals and families to help them build or repair a place that they can call home.
1:30pm; Stone Ridge Golf Club
St Mark's Lutheran Church will be having their 11th annual golf outing at Stone Ridge. This year all proceeds will go towards the St. Mark’s Mission Trip Fund which will help benefit the youth attending the Youth Gathering in Minneapolis next summer. There will be prizes, 50/50 Raffle, and food.
The cost per four player team is $260, registration closes on September 18, 2021.
7pm; Black Swamp Preserve
In partnership with the Wood County Park District, the City of Bowling Green will be hosting a nocturnal, family-friendly, bright bike ride along the Slippery Elm Trail. The ride will meet at the Black Swamp Preserve on Saturday, September 25th at 7:00 PM. Riders will learn important safety tips for riding at night and Bike Safety Commission members will install free bike lights for those who need them. Show off your creativity by bringing glow sticks and glow-in-the dark bike decorations to light up the trail. Provided decorations and glow sticks are limited at the program venue. Decorating is from 7:00 – 7:45, and the ride begins at 8:00 PM. Stops will feature nocturnal facts and features along the trail as we ride. This ride will cover roughly 5 miles down the Slippery Elm Trail and back.
Rides are free, family-friendly, and open to everyone. Each rider is required to wear a properly-fitted helmet and ride a correctly-sized bicycle in safe, working mechanical order. It is highly recommended that young riders, who are still learning to ride, participate via a tow behind trailer or child bike seat. These rides are meant to be more recreational in nature and will travel at a speed comfortable for all riders.
7pm-9pm; BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom
The League of Women Voters of Bowling Green will be holding a Candidates Forum. Appropriate COVID-19 precautions will be taken for in-person event. The Candidates Forum will be live-streamed by WBGU-TV and saved on the League of Women Voters web site for later viewing on-demand. Candidates for Bowling Green City Council and Bowling Green Board of Education races are invited to participate.
To schedule you appointment, call 419-354-2359. $25 from each session will be donated to the Chamber Foundation Scholarship Fund.
For $129 (save $10): Out of 10 individual shots, select and receive one image of your choice, hand retouched & emailed to you for professional use. Or when a company books a block of six sessions or more, you can receive the above for $109 ( save $30).
The Bowling Green Schools Foundation will be having their 7th annual Trivia Night, a night of high-spirited competition, silent auction, as well as raffle prizes. It will be held at the Junior Fair Building. If you would like to make a donation, you can make a check out to BGSF and sent to: Bowling Green Schools Foundation, C/O Paul Walker, Treasurer, 137 Clough St.
6:30am-4:30pm; Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons
Make your plans now to attend THRAC 2021 for a spirited day of learning, networking and recharging that can’t be beat. Our champion presenters are at the starting blocks and ready to give you the info you need—including a special Early Bird session on ethics—to bring your team and your organization over the finish line in first place!
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City, State, & Federal Updates
- BG to Celebrate Pollinators with BioBlitz & Pollinator Palooza
- Restoration Project Planned for Wintergarden/St. Johns Nature Preserve
In 2019, the City installed drainage tiles to address the flooding issues in the front of the Wintergarden/St. Johns Nature Preserve. Now that this issue has been addressed, a native short grass prairie will be planted. This project will include a variety of flowers throughout the growing season and additional walking trails. The existing ball diamond and open lawn for picnics, reading, free play, and other recreational activities will remain. As mentioned above, additional trails will be incorporated into the restoration project and will connect the northern portion of the preserve to the recent 20-acre addition. This project will continue to allow for the existing passive use of the space, while providing valuable natural habitat for monarchs and other pollinators within the lesser used front section. The native plants and flowers will also increase scenic values and promote biodiversity and stewardship of our natural heritage. A map has been included to better outline the area that will remain lawn compared to the area that will be restored to a native short grass prairie.
This restoration process will take approximately three years to complete. During September 2021, glyphosate will be applied in a controlled manner to the area that is to be restored to native habitat. This will kill the existing turf grass and begin the site preparation. Over winter, the site will look dead but will quickly bounce back to life after the seeds are planted during the spring and begin to grow with the warmer months and spring rains. Over the next three years, park users and neighbors will witness an exciting transformation of the space. Native flowers and short prairie grasses will grow to an average height of 3-4 feet and cover 50% of the area out front increasing the beauty and diversity of our nature preserve! Please e-mail or call Cinda Stutzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-354-6226 if you have any questions or concerns.
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