In Brief: June 19

‘Strive for Five’ sign-up deadline June 19

It’s June, which means it’s time to celebrate National Fruits and Veggies Month, and along with it, BGSU’s annual Strive for FIVE. Today (June 19) is the deadline to sign up for the popular nutrition and physical activity challenge.

Strive for Five is a free, six-week challenge that runs June 22-Aug. 2 and provides accountability and support to move more, eat well and stress less.

Sponsored by BGSU WellAware, it is a self-guided program, but participants have opportunities to participate in weekly activities such as free recipe samplings, activity sessions, individual fitness coaching sessions with a personal trainer, and nutrition consultations — plus the chance to win weekly giveaways of fresh, organic produce.

Faculty and staff can register as an individual or as part of a team. There is no limit on the number of teammates; however, each team member is accountable to report his or her own points each week.

Those interested can register online.

NoWOH Community Art Show at BGSU Art Galleries

Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to enter the eighth annual Northwest Ohio (NoWOH) Community Art Exhibition, hosted by the BGSU Art Galleries.

NoWOH supports regional artists by providing an opportunity for them to show their work in a professional setting. The show will open at 7 p.m. July 17 with a gallery talk by award juror Jason Franz, executive director and chief curator at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, followed by a reception. The event will be held at the BGSU Fine Arts Center, and is free and open to the public.

Online registration is open now until July 1. Artists are encouraged to preregister online to avoid waiting in line when they drop off their artwork on July 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Further information regarding how to enter can be found at

Artists who display their work at the exhibition are eligible to win up to $1,500 in cash prizes and gift certificates. Among the awards are The Andersons Best of Show award, the Kiwanis Young Artist Awards and a People’s Choice award.

Artists 16 years of age and older from the following counties are eligible to participate in the exhibition: Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood. For artists ages 16-18, the entry fees are $15; for artists 19 and older, entry fees are $30.  All entrants are able to submit up to three pieces.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the setup and takedown of the event as well as gallery hosting during the exhibition. Artists who volunteer for the event will receive a registration discount. Contact Jacqueline Nathan at for more information about volunteering.

NoWOH hours are 6-8 p.m. Thursday evenings, and from 1-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The exhibit will continue until Aug. 1.

Show sponsors include The Andersons, the Toledo Federation of Arts Societies, BGSU Arts Village, Bowling Green Kiwanis, Henry County Bank, Drs. Phipps, Levin and Hebeka and the Ohio Arts Council.

For more information regarding the exhibition, visit the NoWOH website at

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:47AM