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Alzheimer's Association plans educational programs

TOLEDO — The Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter is hosting two in-person educational programs in Napoleon and Fremont that will offer ways to connect and communicate at each stage of dementia.

The program, Effective Communication Strategies, is being offered free to the community at the following times and locations:

● 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, at Napoleon Public Library, 310 W. Clinton St., Napoleon.

● 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26, at Birchard Public Library, 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

Pre-registration is required. To register for one of these programs, call the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Silent Witness ceremony set for Oct. 13

FREMONT — The Sandusky County Domestic Violence Task Force is holding its annual Silent Witness Unveiling Ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 13.

The event will be held at The Strand.  The 2022 Silent Witness collection includes life-sized wooden silhouettes, each bearing the name and story of a girl or woman whose life ended violently at the hands of a husband, boyfriend, dating partner or stalker.

All victims were from northwest Ohio and all were murdered within the past decade. Their ages range from 17 years old to 66 years old.  During the unveiling ceremony, the silhouettes will be revealed one by one in a solemn ceremony.  Each Silent Witness will be represented by an individual reader, who will recount the story of the female represented by that figure.  The Silent Witness event is open to the public and our task force encourages people to attend.  The focus this year is to empower victims to tell their own story so that someone else doesn’t have to read it in the future.

'Sound of Music' opening delayed to Oct. 1

BELLEVUE — The Sound of Music will open Bellevue's Society for the Arts 27th season at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 p.m. Oct. 2 , and 2 a.m. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Due to illness, performances have been changed from dates originally announced.

It is directed by Samuel Hohman. Christine Turner serves as Music Director. Assistant Director is Ashley Dawson.

SHINE Women's Summit slated for Toledo

TOLEDO — The Sisters of Notre Dame will host the inaugural SHINE Women’s Summit on Sep. 29. This event will bring women of all faiths, ages, and backgrounds together at the Valentine Theatre for an afternoon to support, honor, inspire, nurture, and empower each other.

The event will kick off with a welcome expo, followed by a keynote conversation with emcee, Chrys Peterson, and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at or by calling 419-242-2787.

This article originally appeared on Fremont News-Messenger: News Briefs: Alzheimer's Association plans educational programs