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Antique Appraisal Class Offered, Monday, Oct. 28 at Owens Workforce and Community Services Division

Want to know if one of your keepsakes is worth more than just sentimental value? Sign up today to learn about the world of antiques and collectibles as Owens Community College hosts a two-hour "Show and Tell" class on Monday, October 28.

The "Show and Tell" class will occur from 6-8 p.m. at the College's Workforce and Community Services Division Room 167, which located on Tracy Road in Northwood. The event is open to the public.

Ted Powers from Ancestor House Antiques in Toledo will serve as host for the event. A collector of antiques for over 35 years, Powers has experience appraising private collections, antique shows and auctions. He has extensive knowledge in antique collectibles, art glasses, oriental rugs, coins, coin-operated machines, watches, clocks, art pottery and collectible autos.

"Whether it's a family heirloom, or a garage sale find, attendees are welcome to bring in their antique for an appraisal," said Andrea Thompson, Owens Coordinator of Brochure Classes. "Ted Powers will examine each antique before giving a bit of a history lesson about the piece."

Thompson added, "It's really quite amazing the incredible surprise people feel when they discover they have valuable, unique and historically-significant items."

The registration fee for the class is only $10. For more information, or to register for the class, call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students in Northwest Ohio. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 140 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

(Posted 10/22/02)

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