PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay- area campuses will host the following community events in September:
Fiberforum: Threads that Bind
Fiberforum is a group of fourteen northwest Ohio artists who use a wide variety of fiber media and techniques to create individual and collaborative works that reference storytelling, women’s history, and love for texture, color and technique. Their newest collaborative work, “Hocking Hills,” will be on display in the Findlay-area campus Library Gallery along with individual works by the artists and additional collaborations. The show began Monday, Aug. 19 and will run until Friday, Oct. 4. Community members are invited to a reception Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5-7 p.m. in the Education Center Room 176 on the Findlay-area campus. For more information, please contact Gail McCain at 567-429-3076 or visit www.owens.edu/arts/gallery_findlay.
Findlay Community Blood Drive
Help save lives as the Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus and the American Red Cross host a community blood drive Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Conference Center Room 111 on the Findlay-area Campus, 3200 Bright Road. For more information or to register, go to www.Redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code OWENSCCFINDLAY or call 1-800-828-1975.
Third Annual Express Fall 5k Run and Walk
Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus will host the third annual Express Fall 5k Run and Walk Saturday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Findlay-area campus students. Participants are encouraged to register in advance as the cost is only $15 and includes a T-shirt. Race day registration is $20. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 14. For more information or to register, call (567) 429-3629 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 3629.
Fall Theatre Auditions
Area residents interested in performing in the upcoming adaptation of short stories from Michigan author Bonnie Jo Campbell’s “American Salvage” are invited to open theatre auditions at Owens Community College, Sept. 16-17. Auditions will take place from 6-9 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre Room 111. Callbacks will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The fully staged production, scheduled for Nov. 21-24 on the Mainstage Theatre, excerpt Campbell’s book, nominated for the 2009 National Book Award for Fiction. The student troupe will present “King Cole’s American Salvage” and “The Inventor, 1972”. To prepare for auditions, individuals are encouraged to read these short stories from “American Salvage”. Attendees are required to make an appointment prior to audition dates. For more information or to make an appointment, call (567) 661-2798.
Film Screening: Prince Among Slaves
Join Owens Community College for a screening of “Prince Among Slaves,” a film about the remarkable true story of an African prince, who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or hope for freedom, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Findlay Campus Library, Education Center. This event is part of a series titled, “American Stories: Muslim Journeys.” Through this series of discussions, related films screenings, and Muslim Journeys bookshelf, participants will learn new perspectives on the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Dr. Mahjabeen Islam: My Personal Story
Community members are invited to come hear a discussion by Dr. Mahjabeen Islam, past president of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo; a Perrysburg physician; columnist and blogger; who will reflect on her life as a Pakistani-American Muslim leader. The discussion will take place Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2-3 p.m. at the Toledo-area campus in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center, room 125/128. This event is part one of a three-part discussion series titled, “American Stories: Muslim Journeys.” Through this series of discussions, related films screenings, and Muslim Journeys bookshelf, participants will learn new perspectives on the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Constitution Day Celebration
In recognition of Constitution Day, the Owens Community College Findlay-area campus will host a visit by Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by Robert Brugler, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brugler will speak with students in the Education Center Atrium about American history and the Constitution. Attendees will receive a pocket constitution and also have the opportunity to register to vote. For more information, please contact James Katzner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 567-429-3029.
Alumni Association Annual Golf Classic
Area residents are invited to enjoy a day of golf and entertainment in support of alumni programs and scholarships as Owens Community College hosts its eleventh annual Golf Classic, Monday, Sept. 23 at The Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Road, Perrysburg. Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to support the Golf Classic by entering a team at the Eagle ($1000) or Birdie ($800) level. Non-golfer support levels are available for $350 and $250. Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. The four –person scramble golf competition will begin with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. The event will conclude with a grazing dinner and short program at 6 p.m. For more information, or to register a team, contact the Owens Alumni Relations Office at (567) 661-7876 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7876.
Owens Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club Host Annual Fall Plant Sale
Area residents seeking to add some new life and color to their gardens and yards this fall are encouraged to attend the Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club’s annual Fall Plant Sale at Owens Community College, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place next to the greenhouse, which is near the entrance to the Owens Math/Science Center on the Toledo-area Campus. The sale will feature a wide selection of shrubs and rare trees, among other items. A majority of the shrubs will cost $15-20, while varieties of trees will cost between $15-75. All proceeds from the plant sale will help in supporting the organization’s participation in the annual PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Student Career Days, which is a national horticultural and landscape competition involving over 65 colleges and universities across the country. For more information about the Owens Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club plant sale, call (567) 661-7623 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7623.
Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.