From August 1 through September 30 The Art Supply Depo will be offering 40% off Golden Acryclic + Mediums, Gamblin 1980, Artist Oils + Mediums, and Williamsburg Handmade Oils. Those that spend $50 on Golden products will receive a free Golden Raw Java Coffee mug, or spend $30 on Gamblin materials and receive a free tube of their limited edition Torrit Grey (while supplies last). For more information call 419-352-9501.
The Wood County Museum will be opening a new permanent exhibit, The Mary & Carl Bach Story, on October 1, 2020.
This exhibit confronts the folklore surrounding the most recognized object in the museum’s collection – Mary’s fingers. Human remains exhibited in unnatural circumstances can be emotionally concerning while inexplicably fascinating to visitors, but there is more to the story. This exhibit contextualizes how Carl & Mary met, what led to the murder, and what the trial transcripts reveal.
A grand opening celebration & open house for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. A ribbon cutting, courtesy of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 4:00 PM on the museum lawn. In addition to the ribbon cutting, The Cocoon will display “The Wood County Clothesline Project” on the Museum front lawn. Visitors will be expected to wear a facemask or covering and respect a six-foot distance from other visitors. The 30,000 square-foot museum building provides ample room for social distancing. RSVP’s appreciated, send to firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMI Wood County has a variety of programming beginning in August and into September. This programming is FREE and available to Wood County residents. The following program will be offered virtually:
- The final webinar in the Mental Health Conference Series will be held on Thursday, August 13 from 12:00-1:30p.m. This webinar will discuss mental health services during COVID-19.
- NAMI Family and Friends will be on Wednesday, September 16 from 6:00-8:00p.m. This free and online seminar will help inform individuals with loved ones with a mental illness on how to best support them.
- Beginning September 14 from 3:00-5:00p.m., NAMI Peer-to-Peer will be held online for individuals living with mental illness. This is a recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges.
- Join a great gathering opportunity virtually! Nite Out with NAMI will be on Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00-7:00p.m. on the “House Party” app.
- NAMI Family-to-Family will begin on Monday, September 21 from 6:00-8:00p.m. online. This is an educational course for family, caregivers and friends of individuals with a mental illness.
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.
Registration is now available for Kids Zumba Jr (ages 4-6) and Kids Zumba (ages 7-11).
Get Up! Get Active! Have fun! Learn new dance moves with our lead Zumba Kids instructor Allison Sargent. This one day program will teach you some warm up moves and activities leading into a Zumba Kids dance! Boys and girls ages 4-6 are welcome to participate in Kids Zumba Jr. Parents must be present during the program and are also welcome to help their child with participation if needed. Participants ages 7-11 do not need parents present. Social distancing and safety procedures will be in place to help make sure kids can enjoy this class in a safe environment. The program will take place September 25th at the Bowling Green Community Center, located at 1245 W. Newton Road. Ages 4-6 participate from 3-3:45PM and ages 7-11 participate from 4-5PM. Costs are $5/resident and $7/non-resident.
To register visit us online at www.bgohio.org/parks or call 419-354-6223.
Sylvan Learning Center is offering a variety of ways to help your child stay on track and held you manage it all. They're offering In-Person Support for Hybrid Days, Personalized Tutoring, and Online Group Classes & Academic Camps. For more information call 419-353-7608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The online auction, hosted by Don Rose Auction & Realty, is now live with over 140 items up for bid, including a golf outing with Stanley Cup winner Darren McCarty, original artwork, hockey equipment, furniture, and more. The auction is a fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity of Wood County. Bidding will close at 7pm on September 26.
For more information contact Habitat for Humanity at 419-353-5430 or email@example.com.
The BG Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a BioBlitz event as part of the national Parks for Pollinators campaign, which is aimed at raising public awareness of the importance of pollinators and positioning parks as national leaders in advancing pollinator health. Organized by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, the Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz event is held during September.
The Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz will run from Saturday, September 12 through Sunday, September 27. Two socially distanced kickoff programs will be held at Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature Preserve on Saturday, September 12 for adults and families interested in learning how to use the iNaturalist App. Programs will be held at 10 AM and 1 PM with 10 participants each. Pre-registration is required, as well as masks and adherence to social distancing guidelines. For more information and to register go to the Parks and Recreation Department web page on-line at www.bgohio.org or call the Bowling Green Community Center at 419-354-6223. Attendance at a kick off program is not required to participate. For more information on participating at your leisure, please contact Kaleigh Obrock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:30am Registration, 8:30am Shotgun start; Stone Ridge Golf Club
The 22nd Annual Golf Outing for the Bowling Green Community Foundation has a new date of September 25. Registration includes 18 holes with a cart, continental breakfast and lunch, access to the driving range, and a sleeve of golf balls. Deadline to register is September 11. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
6:30pm-7:30pm; Wood County Fairgrounds
NAMI Wood County will be hosting their annual fall event “AfterBurn” at the Wood County Fairgrounds. The event will follow social distancing guidelines, and all volunteers will be required to wear a mask at all times. In the past, this event included a 5K run/1K walk, chili cookoff, glow walk, and family activities. This year, NAMI Wood County wants to keep everyone safe per protocols from state and local health officials. With this being said, the 5K run/1K walk (“The Burn”) will be a virtual event. Additionally, there will be meal to-go options as well as opportunities to purchase t-shirts and other merchandise. At the AfterBurn event, there will be a variety of local Wood County agencies sharing information on resources. Participants will stay in their cars at all times and drive around to receive packets of resources from local agencies. If your agency is interested in attending the AfterBurn event, contact NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email@example.com. NAMI Wood County asks that if you are attending AfterBurn or participating in the 5K/1K Walk called “The Burn,” that you pre-register for these events. More information is available at https://namiwoodcounty.org/afterburn/
The tournament will be played online from the safety and comforts of your own home. Participants must have a Playstation and NHL20 to join this single elimination tournament. The champion wins a brand new Playstation 5! Tournament play begins at 9am, Saturday, September 26, 2020. Registration is open at wchabitat.org/hockey. Entry fee is $15 and must be 13 years or older to play. Registration deadline is September 25, 5pm.
6pm-8pm; Veteran's Building, City Park
A quick and socially distant parent-child program for kids ages 3-6 hosted by BG Parks & Recreation. You can schedule 10 minute blocks of time to complete a fun and fast project to take home. Cost is $4 for residents, $6 for non-residents.
The BBB will be announcing the winners of the Torch Awards on their Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. They will also be promoting the reveal on social media, TV, radio, and in the Toledo Blade. Sponsorships are available. Reach out to Denise at 419-578-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
9am-11am; via Live Online
Instructor, Sheila Eason, The EA, will lead a skills based session that will teach how to coach your team and provide guidance as a trusted leader so your team members invest themselves in amazing, highly productive ways.
The presentation will cover the basics of Peer Support, including service delivery in the state of Ohio and specific programming at Thrive Peer Support. We will also cover how Peer Support services can integrate into recovery supportive workplaces and reduce employer costs related to mental health and substance use disorders.
Part of the Ohio Chamber's HR Academy series of free HRCI & SHRM approved webinars. For more information about the webinar series, contact Lillian van Wyngaarden.
10am; via Google Meet
Bill Carson, Reference USA, will provide tips and tricks to locate companies and research business executives nationwide, track down business and residential addresses and phones numbers, discover news articles for research, and more through the Reference USA database. Register by sending an email to email@example.com.
9am-12pm; Wood County Job & Family Services Employee Parking Lot, 1928 E Gypsy Lane Rd
Wood County residents may bring up to five bags or boxes of paper items to be shredded onsite as you watch. All the County asks is for participants to bring gift card of cash donation. Due to COVID restrictions they won't be accepting toys this year. Masks will be required if you get out of your vehicle and social distancing guidelines will be encouraged. Donations will be given to children who are involved with Wood County Job & Family Services to make their holiday a little brighter.
6:30pm-8pm; via WebEx
Join NIOT BG in conversation with Dr. Christina Lunceford, Patrice O’Neill, Judge Matthew Reger, Dr. Patrick Pauken, and Dr. Rebecca Skinner Green. Panelists will provide important definitions, discuss the importance and limitations of First Amendment rights, and respond to questions from the audience. Attendees can type questions in the chat box during the conversation. Moderator will be Dr Ana Brown, Office of Multicultural Affairs, BGSU.
- B2B Sales Boost e-Newsletter
- BGSU Biz News
- Black Swamp Chanticleer
- Black Swamp Players - The Fresnel
- Center for Women and Gender Equity
- Convention & Visitors Bureau E-News & Events
- Falcon Sports Properties - News from The Nest
- Montessori School of Bowling Green Friday Features
- NAMI Wood County Cable Lite
- Scam Alerts from the Better Business Bureau
- Wood County District Public Library
- Wood County Health Department
- Wood County Park District
- Wood County Prevention Coalition
- Wood Soil & Water Conservation District
City, State, & Federal Updates
- Pearl Street Closure
As part of the South Maple Street Improvement Project, Pearl Street will be closed from Buttonwood to Gorrell on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, reopening overnight. Local access will be maintained for South Maple Street residents from West Wooster; local access for Pearl Street properties will also be maintained.
The closure is required in order to disconnect the old water main and to replace the old water valve located within the intersection of South Maple and Pearl.
- West Merry Closure
The Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division will be closing West Merry Street, from Main to Grove, on Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23, from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm each day, reopening overnight. Local access will be maintained.
The closure is required in order to replace a sewer lateral. This timeline is dependent upon progress of work and weather.
- Fire Hydrant Flushing
Starting September 23, fire hydrants will be flushed and tested beginning in Ward 4 followed by Ward 1, Ward 2, and then Ward 3. The work will be on-going for several weeks. Customers may temporarily experience rusty or discolored water. Customers are encouraged to check their cold water supply prior to using the water. If discoloration is discovered, customers should flush their cold water line only for a short period of time until the discoloration clears.
- Mayor Aspacher Statement on Downtown Parking
- Mayor Aspacher Statement on the DORA
- Ongoing Capital Projects
- The City of Bowling Green Official Website