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Bob Gillmor, who does a booming business in Old Fort, will present “Cannons of the Civil War” to the Johnsons Island Civil War Roundtable on Sunday.
Gillmor became a full-time cannon maker in 2001 and is an instructor for Navy sea cadets learning to use cannons. His presentation will include a look at cannons built over the years and movies in which his equipment has been used, including the HBO “John Adams” series.
The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at Carmies of Tiffin, 2460 Ohio 231 South. Dinner for those who wish to stay begins at 5.
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation along with the Christmas holiday, the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers will present a concert featuring selections by Bach and Handel.
The performance, which will be free and open to the public, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. No tickets will be required. It will be conducted by SeaHwa Jung, assistant professor of music.
Musical selections will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” and George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.”
Bach’s piece, which translates to “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” is a choral cantata composed during the 1700s in honor of Reformation Day, which is traditionally celebrated on Oct. 31. It was first published in 1821, and comprises eight movements.
Handel’s “Messiah” is an English language oratorio composed in 1741. Structurally resembling operatic form, this piece is not as dramatic. It was written for modest vocal and instrumental inclusion. Over the years, however, it has been adapted to accommodate larger choirs and soaring performances depicting Jesus’ life, the passion and resurrection.
Mornings with Mommy will begin Sept. 18 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, and continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. the first and third Mondays and Tuesdays. The educational playdates are open to infants through preschool-age children and their moms, dads, grandparents and nannies. Each session will have its own theme and will include devotion, language and literacy activities, arts and crafts, sensory activities and more. Registration is required at tlcjenera.org or by calling 419-326-4685. The cost is $5 per family (not per child), per session.
This fall, NAMI Wood County is offering three free classes for families touched by mental illness at the Wood County office, 541 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green.
Family-to-Family is a 12-session class taught by trained relatives of individuals living with mental illness. The course provides participants with information on mental illnesses, their symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options, along with strategies for caring for loved ones with these conditions. The next class will run from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 27.
Peer-to-Peer is for adults living with mental illness. A trained facilitator, who is also in recovery from mental illness, covers topics including medications, treatment, options, coping skills and advocacy. This program runs 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11 through Nov. 13.
NAMI Basics will begin Sept. 12. Designed for parents and caregivers of a child or adolescent living with a mental illness, the program provides participants with up-to-date information on mental illnesses and their impact on the brain, current research on evidence-based therapies, medication and side effects, and suggestions on navigating the mental health care, school and juvenile justice systems. The six-week course meets from 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays.
Call NAMI Wood County at 419-352-0626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter is offering adult and pediatric CPR/AED and first aid classes at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 at the Hancock County Red Cross office, 125 Fair St.
To register or to find another area class, call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org/take-a-class.
A free program on estate planning with a revocable living trust will be presented at the Putnam County District Library’s Pandora-Riley Township branch at 6:30 p.m. Monday and at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the main library in Ottawa.
The speaker is Joseph C. Schroeder, attorney at law of Schroeder, Blankemeyer and Schroeder, LLP.