REGION — Here’s to a new you in the new year.
A few options for stretching your comfort zone:
• Traditional guided winter hikes are off due to the pandemic, but the outdoors is still waiting for your visit. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has put together a virtual guide to several recommended winter hikes, which comes complete with a limited-edition 2021 Ohio Winter Hike patch.
“ODNR is committed to ensuring that everyone can safely get outdoors, enjoy their annual winter hikes, and get fit naturally to start the new year,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz stated. “Just because we can’t all hike together doesn’t mean Ohioans will have to miss out on some of the prettiest winter views across the state.”
• There’s a play coming to Encore Theatre, 991 North Shore Drive, Lima. “The Diaries of Adam and Eve” by Mark Twain and adapted and directed by Sarah Crawford is expected to be staged in mid February.
Cast call is for two men and two women, ages 18 to 55. Auditions begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 and 5 at the theater. The show will have two casts, with each cast performing alternate shows. Social distancing will be observed for auditions, and masks are required.
To donate to the theater’s operating expenses, visit http://j.mp/3aWStOt.
• Jeremy Turner will give a talk titled “The Shawnee: Past and Present” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Facebook.com/AuglaizeCountyHistory. The event is sponsored by the Auglaize County Historical Society.
The talk will explain the history of the Shawnee, how they were removed from this area and how Shawnee culture is being kept alive today.
Turner is an enrolled citizen of the Shawnee Tribe and a descendant of the Wyandotte and Seneca-Cayuga Nations. He has done research into the historical Ohio tribes for the past 25 years. Jeremy is an active participant in all three of his communities’ ceremonial grounds, now located in Oklahoma.