Briefly, Jan. 15

What is Agenda 21? Find out Thursday

More than 20 years ago, the United Nations drew up a document called Agenda 21. It was an action plan for sustainable development that many people see as an end to private property rights. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Don Casey, a nationally known expert on Agenda 21 and sustainable development, is to speak at Camden Falls Conference Center.

Admission is free. Refreshments are to be served. To reserve a seat or get more information, email or call Jim Green at (567) 230-0044 or Marsha Rexroth at (419) 618-0626.

Learn how to get fresh food delivered

Area residents can have fresh food delivered to them through Riehm Farms on SR 53 north of Tiffin. The community can learn more Thursday at Wagner Floral, 907 Greenfield Road, Tiffin, at 1:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.

To learn more, email or call (419) 992-4392.

Stay well in winter

Autumnwood Care Center and Heartland Home and Hospice are sponsors of a Winter Wellness Fest 3-5 p.m. Thursday. Go to the community room at Autumnwood, 670 E. SR 18, for hot beverages, soup, healthy snacks and “fireside chats” every half-hour. Or take time for a manicure, chair massage, health screenings, menus and stress relief techniques. This event is free.

For more details, call Mary Lee Creeger at (419) 447-7151.

Gathering to honor American poet

Heidelberg University is to host its fourth annual William Stafford Birthday Celebration 11 a.m.-noon. Thursday in Herbster Chapel. Celebrate the birthday of American poet William Stafford and his enduring belief in the ultimate goodness of humanity and nature. The theme for 2013 is social activism, in keeping with Stafford’s character.

Heidelberg students, faculty and staff are to share in a time of poetry and fellowship. Participants are welcome to seek out a poem by Stafford to share or to share a poem related to the celebration theme. This event is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Department of English.

For additional information contact Bill Reyer at

Gun regulation forum set for

Saturday in Fostoria

FOSTORIA – A community forum on the regulation of guns in America is set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday at St. Wendelin Parish Life Center, 323 N. Wood St., Fostoria. The keynote speaker is Toby Hoover, executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence. The forum is being sponsored by the Fostoria Area Citizens for Peace and the St. Wendelin Peace and Justice Team.

The forum is intended to begin a grassroots effort for regulation of guns in America. The group seeks ways to protect citizens’ Second Amendment rights and to enact reforms that will reduce deaths and injuries by guns. Citizens, including gun owners, are invited to attend and to express their opinions. Speakers are to address topics including the history of mass shootings, mental health considerations, the Second Amendment, the situation in America and Ohio in terms of gun violence and regulation (or lack thereof) and some guidelines on effective legislative advocacy.

For further information, send email to or call Jim Bailey at (419) 435-2163 or (419) 934-0923.