PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

Imagine…“Whirled Peace” (LEFT – Pinwheels for Peace 2016)

 

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

Imagine…“Whirled Peace”

September 21, 2019

In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word.  On September 21, 2019, North Baltimore Middle School students plan to take part in an International art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace at the entrance to the HS gym. 

Pinwheels for Peace 2016…

 

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.  This project is non-political – peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind.  To each of us, peace can take on a different meaning, but, in the end, it all comes down to a simple definition: “a state of calm and serenity, with no anxiety, the absence of violence, freedom from conflict or disagreement among people or groups of people.”

Middle school students have created pinwheels, and as part of the creation process, the students have written their thoughts about “war and peace / tolerance/ living in harmony with others” on one side. On the other side, they have drawn images to visually express their feelings. The students have assembled these pinwheels and on International Day of Peace they will “plant” their pinwheels at the entrance to the HS gym as a public statement and art exhibit/installation.

On September 21st keep a lookout for the pinwheels as you enter the gym doors for the HS freshman, JV and varsity volleyball games – the spinning of the pinwheels in the wind will spread thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the country and the world!

For more information, go to http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com or contact Arica Matthes at 419-257-3464 ext. 1203

Quilters to Meet

Monday, September 23, 9:30 am…..

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, September 23, 9:30 am in Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue. 

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.  Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Pat Czaplicki at 567-250-8537. 

  

 

Oklahoma Photo Gallery: Fran Weith (Director)

Photo memories of Fran from Oklahoma Spring 2012 by Ike Skidmore (left).

I had the priviledge in Spring 2012 to be part of the “Oklahoma” cast, for Bringing Down the House! at North Baltimore High School on S. 2nd.

Mrs. Weith was the Director and thanks to her and about one hundred others – WE Brought Down the House!

Photos by JP Miklovic (Ike Skidmore – right)

Black Swamp Players To Hold Auditions For Psych

A contemporary farce, Psych focuses on Edward Baxter, a once successful psychiatrist who, at the opening of the show, is on the run……

(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players will hold auditions for the first production of its fifty-second season, Lisa Rowe’s Psych, during the week of September 22.

Open auditions for the production will be held on the following dates: Sunday, September 22 and Monday, September 23. Auditions will begin each evening at 7:00 and run to 8:30 PM. All auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.

The script for Psych calls for a cast of four males, two females, and one either male or female. Auditions are open to adults of all ages, races/ethnicities, orientations, sexes, and abilities. Those who want to audition should be prepared to cold read from the script and can see the Black Swamp Players website for additional audition information.

A contemporary farce, Psych focuses on Edward Baxter, a once successful psychiatrist who, at the opening of the show, is on the run with an assumed identity and a suspicious new wife, after being framed for murder. Edward seeks help from Dr. Robert Smith, a fellow psychiatrist and a man with demons of his own. When Edward’s meeting with Dr. Smith goes wildly awry and leaves Edward clinging precariously to his last shred of sanity, Dr. Smith’s psychic patient, Lydia, gains Edward’s trust and helps him find justice. The play includes slapstick, wordplay, and some dark humor.

The production will be directed by Inge Klopping.

Psych will open on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 16 and 23, all at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, November 17 and 24 at 2:00 PM. All performances will take place at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.

Tickets for the production are $15/adults, $13/seniors and students, and can be purchased on the organization’s website or at the door.

Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty-one years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to president@blackswampplayers.org.

Quilters to Meet

Monday, August 26….

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, August 26, 9:30 am in  Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue. 

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.  Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Pat Czaplicki at 567-250-8537. 

  

 

Authors at NB Library

Maybe it will give you the writing bug too!

The North Baltimore Library will be hosting an Author Night on Thursday, August 15, at 6:30 pm, in the Wolfe Community Room.  Two of the authors participating are Danielle M. Haas and Mike Csortos.

Danielle M. Haas is a graduate of BGSU with a political science degree.

https://daniellemhaas.com/

Danielle rediscovered her passion for writing after becoming a stay at home mom. Danielle now spends her days running kids around, playing with her fur baby and typing as fast as she can to get the stories in her head written down. 

Danielle’s first book is “Bound By Danger” and her second book “Second Time Around”, is coming out soon.

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Mike Csortos is from Toledo, Ohio and recently retired from North Baltimore Schools where he was a teacher and most recently the Technology Coordinator for the district. 

Mike has written numerous short stories with publication in collegiate reviews and national and local publications. He has published the books “Walking Trees and other stories”,  the novels “The Water Tower” and “The Well”. Mike lives with his wife and two cats.

M. A. Csortos lives in Ohio with his beautiful wife, two cats and a Fender Stratocaster that he releases on unsuspecting jam sessions around town.

https://hometownreads.com/books/the-water-tower

Stop out to hear what these accomplished authors have to say about their writing process and inspiration.

Please come to FREE – Author Night on Thursday, August 15th at 6:30 pm, at the NB Library!

Maybe it will give you the writing bug too!

Scrap4Art To Host A Teacher Open House

…we repurpose scrap into materials that can be sold for other uses, such as art.

 

(Toledo, Ohio) – Are you a teacher looking for some inexpensive and creative supplies for the classroom? Would you like to complete an art project with your students? Do you need to decorate a classroom bulletin board? We can help. At Scrap4Art we repurpose scrap into materials that can be sold for other uses, such as art.

Scrap4Art is hosting a Teacher Open House on Tuesday, August 6th from 1:00pm to 8:00pm. All items will be sold with a 20% discount including but not limited to paint brushes, yarn, crayons, desk accessories, pine cones, puzzle pieces, and scrap paper products.

Refreshments will be provided.

Come join us for the Teacher Open House at the Scrap4Art store located at 333 W. Wayne St, Maumee, Ohio.

For more information please visit www.scrap4arttoledo.org or call 419-720-2978.

Scrap 4Art
Teachers we have all kinds of supplies and items that can be used for art projects and bulletin boards at a fraction of retail prices anywhere else.

We are open 1st & 3rd Saturdays 9:30-4:30 and 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 3:30-6:30.

Come to our Teacher Open House Tues Aug 6th 1:00 – 8:00

Refreshments

20% off all items

Scrap 4Art
333 W. Wayne St.,
Maumee, OH 43537 419-720-2978

GOAL REACHED!!! Virginia Theater Marque Getting Paint Job for 40th GOST

UPDATE – July 25! Sprucing up Downtown NB – we all will benefit…

LOOKIN’ GOOD! (from Village Historian Bonnie Knaggs)

UPDATE – July 25 – Bonnie reports the $750 goal has been achieved! Thank you to all who donated!

Over half way to the goal of $750 for painting the Virginia Theater marquee.

Even though the goal of $750 has not been reached, it was decided to go ahead with the project so that it would be done before the 40th Good Ole Summertime Day this Saturday, July 27.

On the ladder is John Kruse, the painter, who is doing a super job of “bringing the marquee back to life.”

NB Village Historian Bonnie Knaggs and downtown business owner and promoter Roxie Emahiser, have taken on the funding with faith that the goal will be reached.

THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE DONATED TO THE PROJECT.

For more information, or to make a donation, call Roxie 419-889-8923 or Bonnie 419-257-7315. (photos by Bonnie)

This is the letter from Bonnie requesting donations:

Former NB Resident and Business Owner Presenting Free Demo

FREE DEMONSTRATION DAY FOR
PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS

Local and nationally recognized photographer, Dennis Walston, will present a Demonstration Day on available light portrait photography at the Wood County Historical Museum on Saturday, July 27 from 1 PM – 4 PM. The Historical Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green and both the event and museum offer free admission on that day.

Walston will share images -many of which were submitted for national judging- that he has created at the Museum and around the grounds starting in that late 1970s. Walston will talk about these images and what judges look for in competition entries. With a subject, he will show how to select spots for available light captures. Participants will move to different areas, both inside the Museum and out on the grounds. Walston will explain how and why these areas are chosen.

Dennis Walston is a graduate of Eastwood High School. He attended The New York Institute of Photography and continued his photo education at Bowling Green State University and The Winona School. Mr. Walston was president of the Photographers in Northwest Ohio, and the Professional Photographers of Ohio. He received his Photographic Craftsman degree and holds a Master of Photography degree. Walston has judged and lectured at state, regional, and national conventions and many of his national prints were taken at the Museum. Recently, a photograph that Walston took in 1969 of Neil Armstrong during a parade in Wapakoneta, Ohio, was selected to be on a new plaque being dedicated at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Walston calls the photograph “a shot of a lifetime.”

Participants muse register in advance at 419-352-0967 or museum@woodcountyhistory.org and bring their own camera. Walston will be on hand to answer any questions during the program and demonstrations. The event is free, but space is limited. As you move through the Museum, please be respectful and mindful of the historic artifacts and displays

The Northwestern Ohio Tractor Pulling Association is the proud sponsor the 2019 Demonstration Days. The Museum will be open from 1-4 PM Saturday with free admission as part of the Demonstration Days festivities. All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media.

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay Will Meet

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend. 

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, July 22, 9:30 am in  Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue. 

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend. 

Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Pat Czaplicki at 567-250-8537. 

Quilters Meeting on Monday

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend….

Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet on Monday, June 24, 9:30 am in  Findlay at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Avenue. 

The day begins with the business meeting followed by Show and Tell.

Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.  Questions regarding the Ohio Star Quilters Club may be directed to Pat Czaplicki at
567-250-8537. 

“Flower Bomb” Let Loose in NB

Have you seen the flowers with the golden sunshiny centers?

Have you noticed the interesting flowers with a sunshiny golden center showing up in a location near you (if you are in North Baltimore)?

We were surprised to see a bouquet not far from our back door, brightening up the neighborhood and hoping to put a smile on the face of anyone who catches a glimpse as they travel by.

At theNBXpress

Every time we cruise through town, we notice another location that has been “Flowerbombed” . Thank You to the Mysterious Spreader(s) of Good Cheer and Kindness. We wonder where we will be seeing flowers next……