The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the 2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest, which is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.
Eligibility includes: current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply; applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks; high school graduates are not eligible to apply. The application is completed online and must be submitted by the November 15m 2018 deadline. For more information or to apply, visit elks.org/scholars.
The Tiffin-Seneca United Way and Impact Hope are to host Hurricane Florence Relief Bucket Brigade from October 8-18th. Donations can be dropped off at the Tiffin-Seneca United Way or SCAT. The needed donations are hygiene items, pet food, blankets, and cleaning supplies. For more information or for a complete list of needed donations, call 419-448-0355.
The Tiffin-Seneca Izaak Walton League will be holding its Handgun Fun Shoot on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9 a.m. sharp. If you’ve never shot a handgun and always wanted to give it a try, join them for a fun, safe morning of shooting, learning, and more shooting. Every participant will be coached by an experienced shooter. This is a great opportunity to learn about gun safety and operation in a low-pressure, non-competitive environment. It’s free. Firearms, ammunition, safety equipment, instructions and refreshments provided.You must be 21 years of age or older, and not legally prohibited for possessing a firearm. For more information, contact 419-447-1661.
On October 13, Camp Glen is hosting a First Responders Safety Day and Open House from 10 a.m.-5 p.m at 6580 S Twp Rd. 131, Tiffin. This free event has been planned in cooperation with the Sycamore Fire Department and will feature a water rescue demonstration, wrecked car extraction demo (car donated by Danners), High Ropes rescue from the Camp Glen High Ropes course, and a landing of Life Flight. For more information, call 419-447-7459.
The Tiffin Art Guild is to host Second Saturdays Art Workshops for Students, from 10 a.m. to noon, at 130 S. Washington St. Each session features a different art related theme. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 419-443-0478.
Seneca County Parks is to host Nature Walk Bird Talk on Sunday, October 14th at 8 a.m. at the Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, Bloomville. This walk last about 1 and a half hours and qualifies for the Walking Stick Program. Bring binoculars and cameras as you walk the trails looking and listening to the sights and sounds of nature. No registration is needed. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419-435-3915.
Seneca County Parks is to host Family Fun Event – Awesome Autumn on Sunday, October 14th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, Bloomville. This event is fun for the whole family. Come and explore the nature preserve with autumn related activities inside and out. Learn about changing leaves, varieties of nuts, pumpkins, go on an awesome autumn scavenger hunt, and so much more. No registration is needed. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419-435-3915.
Seneca County Parks is to host Preschool Pals-Pumpkins on Monday, October 15th at 5 p.m. at Zimmerman Nature Preserve. This event is for ages 3 to 5 years with adult companion. Come and learn all about pumpkins as you explore the pathway and, then be prepared to decorate your own little pumpkin. Please dress for the outdoors. This program is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. For more information, call 419-435-3915.
The St. Francis Spirituality Center will be hosting “Learning to Meditate: A Five Week Course for Beginners” on Mondays, beginning on Oct. 1st at 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. Sr. Edna Michel, OSF, will be the meditation guide to finding the path to physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. All faith traditions are welcome. Although, the approach is predominantly Christian. The suggested offering is $6 per session. For more information, call 419-443-1485.
The Seneca County Park District, The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, and The Ohio State University will host an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Course on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning on September 11th and continuing through November 3rd. The application deadline is August 13th. For more information or for an application, call 419-448-7485.