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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Hydrant flushing

MONROEVILLE The village will flush water hydrants from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through April 27. Water discoloration may occur after flushing.

If this should happen, just let the faucet run. Call (419) 465-2922 or (419) 465-4182 with questions.

BGSU Firelands program

HURON Is the tax system out of kilter? Are healthcare promises being kept? How does a war-based economy impact those who have no voice?

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Central Lounge at BGSU Firelands, General Gordon Baker will examine "The People vs. the System: An Academic Exercise Open to the Public."

All members of the public who want to tell their stories are welcome. Topics should be focused on experiences of the people and are limited to five minutes each.

The event, co-sponsored by BGSU Firelands and UNITE-HERE!, will be moderated by Dr. Timothy Jurkovac, an associate professor of sociology.

For more information, contact Pat Saunders, an adjunct professor of American Culture Studies, at [email protected].

John Birch Society

MILAN The local chapter of the John Birch Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Maw's Place, 12211 U.S. 250.

Berlin library program

BERLIN HEIGHTS This library will have its book club program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The group will discuss Irwin Shaw's "Bread Upon the Waters." Call (419) 588-2250 for details.

Local benefit

NEW LONDON A spaghetti benefit will take place for Dot McClanahan from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the New London American Legion located on Ohio 60.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffle and bake sale at the event.

Proceeds will benefit McClanahan who was diagnosed with colon cancer in January.

Local garage sale

The parents of Norwalk High School's senior class are holding a four-hour garage sale Saturday morning at the Norwalk Middle School.

The sky is the limit as to what will be available.

Plenty of clothing and home items are sure to be for sale. Parents of the senior class members are reminded to bring their sellable items to the middle school between 4 and 7 p.m. Friday.

Monies raised will be used to help fund the annual after-prom activities.

After-Prom is not funded or sponsored by the Norwalk school district, but is annually organized by the parents of the senior class.

The parents sponsor the after-prom as a means of providing an alcohol and drug-free alternative to the stereotyped student parties.

This year's after-prom will again be held at the Ernsthausen Community Center from midnight to 3 a.m. May 6.

Girl Scouts event

Girl Scouts of Erie Shores Hola! It's Fiesta Time from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bronson-Norwalk Conservation Club, 295 Townline Road 151, Norwalk.

The cost is $20 per couple and $6 for each additional girl. (Mom, grandmother, aunt or other female adult are welcome to accompany girls to the Fiesta).

Each Girl Scout Troop needs to make and bring a Piata. There will be a contest with a prize (for the entire troop) for the best, most creative Piata at the dance (remember, it's a Fiesta!). Don't forget to fill them full of treats. These will be used for door prizes.

Call (419) 515-9290 or (419) 681-0509 for details.

Concert trip

NEW LONDON The Golden Agers will travel to a John Philip Sousa concert at EHOVE Sunday, with reservations due by April 18. Call Bonnie Sheerer at (419) 929-8813 for details.

Local history program

NORTH FAIRFIELD Ohio Humanities Council Member Presents will host "The National Road: A Ride Through Time."

This free program open to the public, is being made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Huron County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. It will be held at 8 p.m. April 23 at the North Fairfield Methodist Church, 105 W. Main St., North Fairfield.

The program will be narrated by Sylvia Miller, a retired educator, and accomplished author and song writer. Miller who holds a master's degree in English literature, has recently written and produced an historical audio travelogue that focuses on the history of the National Road from Wheeling, W. Va., to the western boundary of Ohio. The travelogue includes songs that represent both the historic narrative of the National Road and the cultures of the thousands of immigrants who traveled it. Construction for America's first national highway began in 1811.

The program will follow the Huron County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society membership annual dinner to recognize members who have qualified for First Families and Civil War families of Huron County.

n Gardening meeting

Huron County Master Gardeners will hold their regular meeting on April 26 at St. Alphonsus. Committees are encouraged to meet at 6 p.m. with refreshments at 6:30 and the main meeting starting at 7. The education program will be graduation of new students.

Genealogical Society

The Huron County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society is sponsoring a free Genealogical Class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at the Firelands Historical Society meeting room, 9 Case Ave., Norwalk. The building is next to the parking lot on Monroe Street across from the museum.

The class will include instruction on how to start researching your family, where to find records, court house and library records, and using the Internet for genealogy research. For more information call (419) 668-1415. Reservations are not required but encouraged.

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