ETC: Historical society seeking volunteers for Apple Butter Stir

Press Staff Writer

        The Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society is seeking volunteers Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1-5 p.m. to help peel apples for the society’s Old-Fashioned Apple Butter Stir, which will be held the next day, Oct. 9, at Maumee Bay Bed and Breakfast, 9855 Jerusalem Rd., Jerusalem Township.
          Volunteers are asked to bring a paring knife and a large bowl and spend an hour or more hours helping prepare apples. For more details, call Kitty at 419-376-9491.                                                                       
        Volunteers are also needed to help stir the apple butter over an open flame on Sunday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The apple butter will then be canned and sold, with proceeds going toward scholarships for Clay High Schools students.
         From 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, there will also be children’s activities, including tractor rides, butter-making, marbles and farm-friendly fun.
Live! In the House
        Tim Graves & The Farm Hands will bring their Bluegrass sounds to the stage of the Pemberville Opera House Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at Beeker’s General Store, 226 E. Front St., Pemberville, at the door or by calling Carol at 419-287-4848. The Pemberville Opera House is located at 115 Main St.
        Since their inception in 2010, Tim Graves & The Farm Hands have received numerous major awards, including Bluegrass Gospel Band of the Year at the 2019 and 2020 Bluegrass Music Awards.
        The band is comprised of guitarist Graves, a Grammy award winner who was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2015; banjo player Don Wayne Reno; Jimmy Haynes, who plays guitar, sings and does some songwriting and singer and multi-talented musician, Terry Elderedge.
        To learn more about the band, visit
        To learn more about the concert or the Live! In the House Concert Series, which offers live entertainment at the Opera House through May, visit
German American Day
        The Wood County Museum and Bowling Green State University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures will present “German Wedding Traditions,” Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green.
        The program is being presented in observance of German American Day. The suggested donation is $5; Wood County Historical Society members will be admitted free.
        Michael McMaster will give a short introductory program on German American wedding traditions, followed by a “story slam” where participants are given time to share their own German American experiences on any topic. Each registered participant will be given time to tell their story about their German heritage, or lack thereof.
        German snacks and fellowship will follow the program.
        From 6 p.m. until the event starts at 7 p.m., the museum will be open for self-guided tours.
        Attendees are invited to enjoy German food and fellowship after the program.
        Reservations are requested for attendance and story slam participation. Call 419-352-0967 or to RSVP.
Chocolate Crawl set
        Tickets are on sale for United Way in Wood County’s fifth annual Charity Chocolate Crawl, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 15.
        From 2-6 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to visit more than 20 restaurants, retail shops and local nonprofits throughout downtown Bowling Green, with each location sharing a signature sweet treat.
        Tickets, otherwise known as Golden Passports, are $20. Proceeds support UWWC and its community partners’ ongoing work to strengthen education, financial stability, health and housing resources for Wood County residents.     Purchase tickets online on Eventbrite. For information about the locations, visit United Way in Wood County on Facebook.
        The Wine Room at Mutach’s Market, 8037 E Harbor Rd, Lakeside Marblehead, will hold a Barktoberfest fundraiser for the Humane Society of Ottawa County on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6-8:30 p.m.
        The event will include beer tasting by the Thirsty Dog Brewery, with German food and treats provided. There will also be live entertainment.
        Tickets are $30 and are available at Mutach’s and at the Humane Society, 2424 E. Sand Rd., Port Clinton. The Humane Society office is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday from noon-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are limited.
        For more details, call the Humane Society at 419-734-5191.
“Sweeney Todd”
        Perrysburg Musical Theatre will present “Sweeney Todd,” Oct. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in the
Juliet Beck Auditorium (Commodore Building), 140 E Indiana Ave, Perrysburg.
        Sweeney Todd is an infamous tale of vengeance, lechery, revenge and murder. For tickets and more information, visit


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