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East Toledo

t Dance revolution! Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m. at Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine Ave. Grades 6-12 join a dance contest. Cheeseburgers please, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m. Teens vote on East Toledo's best cheeseburger.

t Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Good Shepherd School gym at Nevada and Utah streets.

t Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Locke branch library, 806 Main St. Grades 1-4 must have your own cards and know how to play. Teen Cafe, Oct. 19, 3 - 5 p.m. for grades 5-12. Share your thoughts about books with other teens, reading and writing while you make bookmarks.

t Bats in the belfry, Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m., Birmingham branch library, Paine Avenue. Grades K-5 learn about bats from Eco-Discovery and see a real bat up close.

t Pig-in-the blanket dinner, noon to sell-out Oct. 22 at Unity United Methodist Church, 441 Oakdale Ave. Free for children under 3. Reservations preferred: 419-693-5170.

t Halloween Boo Bash, noon-2 p.m. Oct. 28 at East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Crafts, games, pictures, trick-or-treat stations. Free event. Volunteers, call 419-691-1429, ext. 220.

t Coat drive for Helping Hands of St. Louis, Oct. 14 to 25: Coats, hats, mittens, and gloves of all types and sizes for needy families of East Toledo. Donations accepted weekdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. or from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Helping Hands, 459 Sixth St.

t Bingo every Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas School, White and Idaho streets. Doors open 5 p.m. Information: 419-693-5849.


•Chicken-and-biscuit dinner, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21 at St. John's United Church, 448 Rice St. Half price for ages 3-10. Bake sale, gift raffles.

•Chili and soup supper, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Woodmore HIgh School, 633 Fremont St., prior to the Woodmore vs Lakota football game. Cost, $6. Discounts for seniors and children.


•Immunization clinics: WIC on Oct. 12 and 26, and WIC, clinic, and immunizations on Oct. 24 at the municipal building, 6000 Wales Rd. Take shot records.


t Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Wheeling Street fire station, 1054 Wheeling St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Prizes, refreshments available. Sponsored by Oregon Business and Professional Women. Tickets cost $5; call 419-693-6963.

t Chicken barbecue, 11:30 a.m. till sold out, Oct. 15 at Dunberger American Legion Post at 4925 Pickle Rd. Half-chicken dinner with dessert.

t Oregon Fest 2007 planning, 5 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Information: or 419-691-9750.


•Recycling day, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 14 at the Pemberville municipal utilities complex off State Rt. 105 and in Stony Ridge on Oak Street near the community park. Newspapers, magazines, glass, aluminum, steel, and tin cans. Sponsored by Eastwood Band boosters.

•Fall pizza sale by Eastwood Schools Band Boosters, now through Oct. 30. Place orders through for Little Caesar's kits and cookie dough.


•Book discussions: Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda, 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave.

•Immunization clinics: WIC, clinic, and immunizations on Oct. 17 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St. Take shot records.


•Rummage sale: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12; 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 13-14, Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy.

tPumpkin decorating contest, painted or decorated only; no carved pumpkins. Drop off Oct. 14-15 at the Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Three prizes awarded. The pumpkins will be displayed Oct. 14-28. One entry per family.

•Halloween outdoor movie, Rossford Public Library on Dixie Highway, 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Take lawn chairs or blankets and snacks. For all ages. Call 419-666-0924 to register.


•World Series baseball trivia contest for ages 12-17, Walbridge branch library, 108 Main St. Information: 419-666-9900.

•Families Go Ice Cream Crazy at Walbridge branch library, North Main Street, starting 5 p.m. Oct. 18. Stories, games, and ice cream for ages 3-6 and their families,

Wood County

t Carter-Loomis Farm Park events, 18333 Carter Rd., Bowling Green. Farm Fun for ages 3-6 from 10-10:45 a.m. Oct. 12 and 14; meet in the farrowing house. From Harvest to Plate for ages 6-9, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 14; grind flour from wheat and make a special treat. Old-fashioned fall fun for ages 9-12 from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 14; historic farm activities planned. Register: or 1-800-321-1897.

t Make rustic crafts, 7-8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 23 at Park District Headquarters, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Make candleholder, decorate glass bottles, and decorate pumpkins to take. All supplies provided; take clear glass bottle to decorate. Program fee, $15. Register: or 1-800-321-1897.

t Sandhill cranes overnight watch on a trip to a southern Michigan marsh, 3 p.m. Oct. 17 to noon Oct. 18, leaving by van from the Park District lobby at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. You will need to pay for your dinner, breakfast, and motel room. Information: Pam Menchaca, 419-661-1697. Register: or 1-800-321-1897.

t Folklore Fun Fest, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 21 at Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Kids games, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, cider pressing demonstration, museum tours, more. Register: or 1-800-321-1897.

t Volunteers: Pumpkin carving, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Wood County Historical Museum AP shelter, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green; Native seed cleaning, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 19 and 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Park District Headquarters; Park clean up, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 28 at Knight Nature Preserve. Register: or 1-800-321-1897.


t Writer's group meets 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 14 and the second Saturday each month at Point Place branch library, 2727 117th St. Coffee and creative writing exercises, for all levels.

•Music in the Grand Manor, Wildwood Preserve's Manor House drawing room, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13. Concert and salad luncheon. Sponsored by the Manor House Volunteers. Cost: $10. Tickets: 419-407-9790.

•Spanish Heritage Month, Oct. 12, 4 - 5 p.m., Lagrange branch library, 3422 Lagrange St. Grades K-5 make pinatas, sing songs, and eat tasty treats in honor of those of Spanish origin. Funded by the Library Legacy Foundation.

t Dinners: spaghetti from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 by VFW Post Auxiliary, 5416 North Summit St. Also, porkchop dinner, 4 p.m. Oct. 19, VFW Post at 415 East Central Ave. $8 donation.

•Rummage sales, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14 at Point Place United Church, 4920 297th St. Last day bag sales.•Also, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Collingwood United Methodist Church, 701 Phillips Ave. Last day clothing bag sales and half off sales.

tBreakfast, bake sale, 8-11 a.m. Oct. 15 at St. Adalbert Parish, 3233 Lagrange St.

•Poetry Live and Out Loud, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17, McMaster Center Lobby at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Poets and spoken word artists will give 5-minute performances in an open-microphone style. Sign up now to perform. No lewd lyrics, profanity, or strong sexual content. Information: 419-259-5333.

t New Manga, Anime Club and Graphic Extravaganza, Oct. 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Main Library, North Michigan Street. For fans of Naruto, Shaman King, Peach Girl or the Hulk, of graphics by Jeff Smith or a classic from Will Eisner, an evening devoted to all things graphic. A festival of anime shorts, a new manga/anime club, and more.

t Pierogi sale by St. Paschal Secular Franciscan Fraternity in Toledo: 16 varieties of filling available including meat or fruit. Orders must be prepaid and placed by Oct. 18; call 419-729-3370 for an order form by mail. Pick up of prepaid orders will be 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 21 at the Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St.

t Meet children's writer Lola Schaefer, Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion, 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 26. A learning experience by the author of books such as Arrowhawk, and Once a Flower Bloomed. Ms. Schaefer inspires students to read and become writers. Includes a nature walk, time for a brown bag lunch. Cost: $1.50 per student, limited to 150 students. Bus rental funding for most Title I schools. Reservations by Oct. 15: call 419-407-9701. Teachers' reception at 3:30 p.m., cost: $10 per person (Metroparks members, $5).


•National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Toledo-Lucas County Public LIbrary, 325 North Michigan St. Imagnes Mexicanas and Ballet Folklorico dance troupes perform at 1:15 p.m. Mariachi band Mariachi Zelaya performs at 3 p.m. Crafts, salsa-tasting contest, children's art reception at 2 p.m. Refreshments, door prizes, Latino books, audio-visual displays. Funded by the Library Legacy Foundation.

t Tombstone Bicycle Tour, leaving Secor Metropark, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at 10000 Central Ave., Berkey. Wear bike-safe costumes for a 38-mile Halloween ride. Bicyclists of all abilities participate at their own pace; prizes awarded for the best costumes. Tombstone chili, fruit, cookies, beverage available at Oak Openings Preserve snack stop; cider and cookies at MacQueen's Orchard snack stop. Sag wagon support in case of breakdown or injury. Registration $15 day of ride. Sponsored by Hostelling International-Toledo Area. Reservations: 419-878-6440.

•Public meetings on Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site in Maumee, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lamb Center at Side Cut Metropark, 1025 West River Rd., Maumee. Three meetings will solicit input on park General Management Plans and other aspects of park development. Oct. 12: Review the approved General Management Plan, which will guide the development and use of the three areas that make up the historical site. Oct. 19: Review the interpretive plan that will guide educational programs at the sites. Oct. 26: Review the development plan for the sites. The historical site includes the Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fallen Timbers Monument, on opposites sides of US 24, as well as Fort Miamis on River Road.

•Free fingerprinting for children at McDonald's Restaurant, 2908 Navarre Ave., also presented by Christ United Methodist Church Youth and Western Southern Life Insurance, Oct. 18 from 5-8 p.m.

•Stranahan Elementary School is planning a 50th Birthday party and looking for past graduates and staff members. If you or someone you know attended Stranahan Elementary and would like to be involved in the planning efforts, please call Bob Biglin at 419-824-8614.


•FurBall to benefit Toledo Area Humane Society, Oct. 14 at Inverness Country Club, 4601 Dorr St., 6:30-10 p.m. Silent and live auctions, buffet dinner, cash bar. Tickets are $100 each. Information and reservations call 419-482-7101.

•Benefit dance for ENRAGED, Oct. 14 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Lynn Weeman American Legion Hall, Lewis Avenue, Temperance, Mich. Donation, $20. Live music. For ages 21 or older.

•Stuff For The Cure on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Renee's Survivor Shop, 5401 Secor Rd., to benefit the Susan Komen Foundation. Information: 419-471-0603.

•Falling for Animals festival for dogs and cats, to benefit Planned Pethood Inc., Oct. 15 from noon -4 p.m. at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, Arts & Crafts Building. Halloween contests for dogs and cats, pet psychic readings, pet Reiki, doggie boutique, games, "rover" raffle and pictures with Santa. Fall dog walk will take place during the event, entry is $3 donation in addition to the $5 admission; participants are encouraged to get sponsors. Information: 419-826-FIXX. To see animals available for adoption, go to

•Warm Up America is looking for needle workers, knitting novices and crocheters for a workshop from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 15 with Knitting Doctors to make knitted or crocheted squares to be joined into colorful Afhgans for donation to local homeless shelters, the Salvation Army and children's hospitals. Participate at Michaels stores: 9860 Old East US 20 at Crossroads Centre in Rossford; 5255 Airport Hwy. in Airport Square Shopping Center; and 4622 Talmadge in Talmadge Plaza. Information: 1-800-642-4235.

•Celebrity Wait Night, Oct. 18, to benefit the St. Charles Mercy Hospital Foundation and the St. Charles Cancer Center, in memory of Mary Kay Sanford who passed away last year, at Georgio's International Cafe, 426 North Superior St., beginning at 6:30 p.m. $40/person. Reservations: 419-696-7645.

•Safe Halloween Coupon Book, for free Burger King food available for a $1 donation to benefit Easter Seals Northwestern Ohio during October.

•Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October will be recognized by the St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St., who will open its doors to the public for a $10 donation to Northwest Ohio chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Donors will receive a t-shirt and have their name displayed on a pink ribbon in the lobby. Details: 419-841-5597.

•Sweets for the Sweet, an evening of signature desserts, entertainment and a silent auction at Franciscan Care Center, at Lourdes College in Sylvania, to benefit their resident activity programs, Oct. 20 from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Reservations: 419-882-6582 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

•Howling Good Halloween Contest and adoptathon to benefit the Toledo Humane Society, Oct. 21 at Karnik Pet Lodge, 2921 Fairbanks Ave., off Central Avenue Strip. Dress your pets in their favorite costumes, $10 entry per category, pre-register the day of the event starting at 8:30 a.m. For information: 419-841-6621.

•Treasure sale to benefit Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Nov. 4-5, Nov. 11-12, and Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Westgate Shopping Center (former Gen's Hallmark), admission and parking free. Items still needed for sale, rental space available, volunteers needed. Information: 419-470-2934.

•Christmas Stockings for Soldiers at the Whitehouse Library will be filled with goodies as part of Operation Support American Troops (OSOP). Contributions are welcomed, call 419-875-6752.


•Book Sale sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Oct. 12-15 at the former Hallmark store in the Westgate Village Shopping Center, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 12, 13 , 14 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15. Presale preview on Oct. 12 from 8-10 a.m. has $10 admission fee, no admission fee for the rest of the sale. Oct. 15 is $10 bag day. Details: 419-469-9741.


•American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Hancock Fabrics, 5201 Airport Hwy. New members welcome.

•Artists Club meets twice a month for hands-on activities and guest speakers at the Arts Council office, 134 West South Boundary St., Suite T, Perrysburg. Information: 419-873-2787 or

•Bowling Green Skating clubs: Adults ages 18 and older meet Thursdays 8-10 p.m. at the BGSU ice arena, Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. Information 419-878-6604. Junior Club, ages 5 and up, meets Saturdays 8-11 a.m. Information 419-878-3509 or visit

•Church Women United to meet the first Tuesday, October and December, 9:30 a.m. at Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St. Information: 419-255-0886.

•Compass Club luncheon, speaker and discussion 11 a.m. Wednesdays at El Matador, 7011 Airport Hwy., and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John's restaurant, 3131 Secor Rd. Open to all. Information: 419-865-8848.

•Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets the first Thursday each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Information: 419-837-5653.

•Czech Dancers Polka Club will have their next dance at Czech Hall, Old U.S. 223, Ottawa Lake, Mich., Oct. 15, dancing from 2-6 p.m., admission is $6, Czech Bake Shop, sandwiches and refreshment will be available, no carry-in. Information: 419-644-4271 or 517-443-5523.

•Genealogy by Computer Society meets 1 p.m. the second Saturday each month at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-382-6559 or go to

•Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Rd. Public welcome, mini-project each month. Information: 419-936-2986.

•Glass City Singles Club: group dance instruction for singles age 35 and up, Fridays 7:30-8:30 p.m. at DC Ranch, 25740 North State Rt. 25, Perrysburg. Also Sundays 5:30-11 p.m. at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns, $7. Dining group formed for singles. Information: 734-856-8963 or visit

•Grand Rapids Club live music, Friday and Saturday nights. Admission charged. Information: 419-832-9915.

•Great Eastern Toastmasters of Oregon meet at 6:30 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at Bay Park Community Hospital. Improve public speaking , listening, and leadership skills. Information: 419-836-5556.

•Greater Toledo Republican Club meets the last Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. at Wernert's Corners Civic Association building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.

•Holey Toledo Knitters guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd., visitors welcome. Information: 419-537-9325.

•IPMS Toledo Plastic Modelers meets 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays each month, Rider's Hobbies of Toledo, Starlight Plaza Shopping Center, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania.

•Kaffeestunde German coffee hour, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the semester, University of Toledo student union 2562, Bancroft Street campus. Anyone interested in speaking German is welcome. Information: 419-530-5506.

•Lake Erie British Car Club has dinner meetings the second Wednesday each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by meeting. Information: 419-878-2041.

•Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting, first and third Wednesday each month except June through August, at Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie, Erie, Mich. Open to the public. Information: 734-856-7985.

•Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. second Thursday each month, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.

•Machine Embroidery Guild meets the second Saturday every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5311 Airport Hwy., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or email

•Maumee Bay Country Quilters Guild meets 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday except July and August at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon Room, Navarre Avenue, Oregon. Guest fee: $3. Information: 419-726-3849.

•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month, Lake Township Headquarters complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. and State Rt. 795. R C, Sail and Static. Boat runs are 1 p.m. the second Sunday each month. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.

•Maumee Valley T's (Ford Model T Club), 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-877-0513.

•Meet New People, for singles, widows, and widowers, to meet for a walk in the woods at Wildwood Metropark, at the Visitor's Center, 5100 West Central Ave., Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. Rain date Oct. 21.

•Monroe Camera Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at the church at 4010 North Custer, Monroe, Mich. Information: 734-243-3346.

•Naturalists Camera Club of Toledo, 7:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10000 Central Ave., Berkey. Information: 419-474-2911 or

•Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Information: 419-832-3801.

•Newborns In Need, Toledo chapter, meets second Saturday each month 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave. . Information: 419-472-4667.

•New Neighbors League Club sponsors interest groups and special activities for those new to the area, including monthly luncheons with speakers. Information: 419-841-5642.

•Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, noon the first and third Friday each month at Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.

•Pals of Long Ago Remembering Athletic Club meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Zenobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison Ave. Information: 419-536-8525.

•Panera's Professionals Book Club, newly formed "book talk" group of professionals, managers, and educators, meets for lunch the first Sunday each month at 1 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4050 Talmadge Rd. Nov. 5 book selection: Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick, a history of the first Thanksgiving. Information: 419-351-8254.

•Playwrights forum by the Harvest Theatre of Toledo, every other Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Information: 419-902-0608 or by email:

•Public Employee Retirees Chapter 33 meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday each month at Bowling Green Senior Center. Information: 419-833-5999.

•Quarter Century Wireless Association meets 9 a.m. every second Saturday at Big Boy Restaurant, 1405 Reynolds Rd., Maumee.

•Real Estate Investment Association meets at 6:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Sullivan Hall behind Gesu Parish, 2049 Parkside Blvd. Information: 419-843-3094 or 419-283-8427.

•Rotary Club of Toledo meets Mondays at noon at Zenobia Shrine, 1511 Madison, information: 419-241-7060 or email

•St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary to meet Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Hospital Auditorium. Lunch will follow meeting for $4, guests are welcome.

•St. Vincent De Paul 55+ Club will meet Oct. 17 to celebrate Oktoberfest at the Oswald Center, 3257 Brigham St., blood pressure early, lunch at Noon. Information: 419-729-7294.

•Samagama, the Club of Presidents, will have their Guest Day meeting Oct. 18 at Noon at Brandywine Country club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee. Guests welcome. Reservations needed by Oct. 13, call 419-893-9021.

•Singles Group Bowling League is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday beginning Oct. 22 in Oregon. Potluck Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. Information: 419-862-0098.

•Society for American Baseball Research, Roger Bresnahan/Mud Hens Chapter, will meet at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Packo's at the Park, corner of Washington and Superior Streets. SABR is an organization for baseball lovers of all ages, new members always welcome. Call 419-882-1301.

•Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo will meet Oct. 19 at Wernert's Corner Civic Assn. Hall, 5068 Douglas Rd., with get together at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

•Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, Womens Chat Connection, Networking Breakfast to feature Linda Fayerweather who will speak on Ongoing Strategic Planning at the Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave. All chamber networking programs are free and open to the business community, reservations: 419-882-2135.

•Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays each month at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-893-9759 or go to

•Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-478-7594.

•Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at Toledo Botanical Garden Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-531-8124 or

•Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society meets the last Thursday each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 7 p.m. Public is invited.

•Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, 7 p.m. the second Thursday each month at Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove. Open to mothers, foster mothers, guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032.

•Toledo PC Users Group meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the UAW Local 14 Hall, 5411 Jackman Rd. Information:

•Toledo Polish Genealogy Society meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St., visit website at

•Toledo Sewing Guild meets third Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Space Library, 1700 North Reynolds. Open to the public. Information: 419-882-0461.

•Topics Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Perrysburg Way Library, 101 Indiana Ave. Information: 419-849-3108.

•Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month to improve communication skills, both speaking and listening. For meeting times and location call 419-536-9427.

•Trilby Recreation Counsel will meet Oct. 23 at Trilby Park Shelterhouse, 3125 Shawnee Rd., at 7 p.m. Information: 419-478-9919.

•Under 40 Power Networking, 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ballas Buick, 5715 Central Ave. Share marketing and networking ideas. Cocktails and appetizers served.

•VFW Post 4906, Past Presidents Club of the VFW, will meet Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the post, 617 Second St. Information: 419-698-2455.

•VFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at their post home, 1032 Sylvania Ave.

•VFW Post 8598 Ladies Auxiliary meets the 1st Monday each month at their post home, 1055 South Main St., Swanton.

•Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio social group open to women new to the area or who want to make new friends. Needlework, card games, dining out, golf. Information: 419-531-5636.

•Westgate Toastmasters meet Fridays 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. Information:


•Harvest Thyme Craft Show, at Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd., Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information go to

•Craft Show and Flea Market at First Baptist Church of Monroe, 1602 North Custer, live gospel music, bake sale, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

•Country Craft Show, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 514, 11601 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich., Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, wood art, hand painted art, and more.

•Fall Craft Show and Bake Sale at East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St., Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All crafts are homemade. Tables still available. Call 419-691-2254.

•Fall Harvest Craft Show, Franciscan Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

•Crafters needed for Douglas Road Elementary PTA, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Kelly at 734-847-5083.

•Arts and Craft Show on Nov. 4 at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to benefit Newborns in Need of Northwest Ohio. Space is still available for crafters. Free parking and admission. Information: 419-865-4470.

•Crafters needed for craft show at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave., Oregon, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tables are $15, call 419-698-8819 or 419-691-9701.

•Crafters needed for fall craft show at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling St., Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 419-693-0751 ext. 217.

•Crafters needed for St. Michael's Church Craft Show, 510 West Front St., Monroe, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For table rental, call 734-269-2780.


•ACT review and prep program, 7:45 a.m.-noon Oct. 21 at Archbold High School. Cost, $7. All five subjects will have review sessions. Register by Oct. 13 through your high school counselor. Information: 419-782-2921.

•Area college students explore transfer options, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Owens Community College, Oregon Road campus. Over 25 four-year colleges and universities from Ohio and Michigan will meet with students. Information: 567-661-7189.

•Adult Workforce Education Division of Four County Career Center near Archbold is registering for fall programs. For a complete list of classes: 1-800-589-3334 ext. 2703.

•Art classes with Jan Revill Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Frog Towne Square Bay at the Erie Street Market, 237 South Erie St.

•Arts Council Lake Erie West to offer 'No More Starving Artists' series at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Grant Proposal Writing on Oct. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. to feature Martin Nagy, Executive Director, Arts Council Lake Erie West, $10 fee, registration required. Marketing Your Art and Career is Nov. 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. Program is free, registration required. Information: 419-259-5209.

•Astronomy programs at the University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, Bancroft Street campus: Fridays from Oct. 20-27 at 7:30 p.m., "Horror Stories" and "Pluto's Plight." Saturdays to Oct. 29, 1 p.m., for children: "The Moon Witch." Observing of the skies offered after all evening programs, weather permitting. Admission, $5 for adults, $4 for ages 3-12 and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650 or visit

•Bedford Child Development Center, child-care facility for children 6 weeks to 12 years is open to surrounding communities. Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 734-847-5730.

•Business courses for job seekers and entrepreneurs, to be offered at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance. For course descriptions, costs and registration call 734-384-4127 or 734-384-4100, or register online at, or register in person.

•Childbirth education classes at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

•Children's art classes offered by the Toledo Artists Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 6-18. Information: 419-841-8153.

•Community Writers Workshop, for area residents who enjoy writing short prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Owens Community College, College Hall room 156-D, Toledo-area Campus on Oregon Rd. Information: 567-661-7385.

•Distance Learning courses to be offered by the Community Partnership at no charge. For information visit or call 419-866-3611.

•East Toledo Family Center is taking enrollment for their fall preschool program. Classes meet Monday-Thursday 8-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-4 p.m. Extended child care available. Program is free for those eligible for Head Start or the ELI program. Cost for those who do not qualify is $35 for preschool only or $70 for preschool and extended care. Information: 419-691-1429.

•ElderVision classes at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. One-day trips and programs for active adults. Information: 419-824-3707 or visit

•English classes for adult speakers of other languages, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Burnham Building, 6850 Monroe, Room 208. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic and literacy education. Information: 419-824-8539.

•English for speakers of other languages, Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon or 1-3:30 p.m. offered through Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. Call 419-473-2364.

•English for speakers of other languages at Owens Community College, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. in the college's Workforce and Community Services on Tracy Rd., Northwood. Information: 567-661-7357.

•Free Adult Computer GED Enhancement Program by Toledo Public Schools Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program, will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1530 North Superior St., Summit Annex second floor, room 232. Call 419-671-8700.

•GED test preparation and practice tests for adults: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-9 p.m. at 7035 Madison, Holland, or Wednesdays from 12:30-8:30 p.m. at 6850 Monroe, Room 210, Sylvania. Call 419-867-5763 or 419-824-8539. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic, literacy education.

•GED test preparation offered at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. GED classes, practice tests to qualify for fee waiver forms, instruction in math, reading, and writing are offered at no charge. Free 5-class fast-track program with test offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

•GED Preparation Class for area residents to be offered at Owens Community College in the Workforce and Community Services building on Saturdays at 9 a.m. For information call 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.

•High School Writers Workshop is being offered at Owens Community College, open to all high school and home schooled students who will discuss and critique writing with college faculty, their peers and several published authors, to meet on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. in the Health and Activities Center Room 165 on the Toledo-area campus. The workshop is free and runs until Nov. 29. For more information call 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7385.

•Ironworkers apprenticeships; applications accepted at the Toledo Area Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Center, 1078 Atlantic Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. Picture ID and $10 nonrefundable fee required. Information: 419-382-3080.

•Lifelong Learning Classes for adults at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. Art, real estate, tai chi, more. Information: 734-847-0559.

•Medical Coding, Medical Transcription and Activity Professionals classes offered at Mercy College Continuing Professional Education, 2221 Madison Ave. Information: 419-251-1799 or go to

•Pottery classes by the Toledo Potters Guild at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., for ages 14 through adult. Clay class also available for children ages 7-18. Information: 419-535-6937 or go to

•Project Succeed opportunities for those who have lost financial support. Become financially self-sufficient through education and career decisions. Information: Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at the University of Toledo, 419-530-8570.

•Roofers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee applications accepted at Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center, 4535 Hill Ave., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. For ages 18 or older who have completed 10th grade or more; have 30 days or more experience on the roof; must show a driver's license or birth certificate.

•Serenity Farms to offer class in 12-step model for addictions, Mondays at 4 p.m. for teens and 6:30 p.m. for adults, 12-week class uses horses and canine in an activity-based approach to kick addictions. Parenting 101 the Equine Assisted Learning way, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. four-week class uses communication and team work while parenting. Class size is limited, call 419-833-1308, Serenity Farm, Inc., 21870 Lemoyne Rd., Luckey.

•Spectrum to offer program on "Motivating Our Children to Excellence", designed for children and teens, ages 6-17, who are struggling academically. Program includes therapeutic activities and exercises to help children with learning strategies, social skills, self control, and self confidence. To register or get information: call 1-800-442-5753.

•Swim lessons and toddler water safety at Sunshine Children's Home, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee; geared to able-bodied children or children with disabilities who can participate without a personal attendant in the water, for children ages 3-10. Information: 419-865-0251 ext. 3611.

•Tae Kwon Do Classes to be offered at Monroe County Community College, 1555 South Raisinville Rd., Monroe, Mich. Each course is seven sessions, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., beginning Oct. 31, and Nov. 30. Cost is $49, open to ages 5 and up. To register call 734-384-4127.

•Wolcott House Museum Super Saturday programs for grades 3-6 on early American customs and traditions. Hands-on classes on Oct. 28, and Nov. 18, from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost, $10 per class. To register call 419-893-9602. Information:

•YW Child Care Connections provides assistance in locating affordable child care. Information: Toledo Office at 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052; Wood County at 419-353-7801 or 1-800-632-3053; and Ottawa County at 419-732-7807 or 1-877-228-1700.


•Employment Resource Center, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, St. Stephen Church, 7800 Erie St., Sylvania. Free help with resumes, interview skills, networking, budget, and debt counseling. Information: 419-885-1551.

•One-stop employment and job training: Lucas County: 419-213-JOBS; Wood Co.: 419-352-4172.

Exchange students

•AFS-USA intercultural student exchange programs for American and foreign students: 1-800-AFS-INFO or visit

•Aspect Foundation seeking volunteer host families for high school students from countries such as the Ukraine, Armenia, and Tajikistan. Students are part of the U.S. State Department's Future Leaders exchange program. Host families may be married or single, with or without children, and will be responsible for providing room, board, and a caring home environment. Information: 1-800-US-YOUTH, or visit

•ASSE International Student Exchange program needs host families for ages 15-18 from various countries. Students fully insured; host families select student. Call 1-800-736-1760.

•Cultural Homestay International seeks host families for international high school students who speak English, attend local high schools, have spending money and insurance. Call 1-800-210-6080.

•EF Foundation for Foreign Study seeks host families for high school foreign exchange students. Information: 1-800-498-2487.

•Forte International Exchange Association is looking for families to host high school students (15-18 years old) from various countries. All students are prescreened, speak English, have medical insurance and their own spending money. Information: 888-866-9148.

•Foundation for Intercultural Travel is looking for host families for students from Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Spain, and various other countries. All students speak English, bring their own spending money, and have their own medical insurance. Families of all "types" are eligible to host. Call 1-877-439-7862.

•Fulton County families can host a Japanese exchange student, age 15-18, to attend local high school. Tuition, fees, medical costs covered by the Fulton County OSU Extension Service, 4-H. Families provide room and board. Information: 419-337-9210.

•Into Edventures needs host families to welcome foreign students age 15-18 into their home. Must provide a bed for the student and include them in family meals. Students have spending money and are fully insured. Host families receive a $50 per month tax deduction. Information: 1-877-586-8586 or 419-726-2554.

•Ocean, a nonprofit international educational program, seeks host families for exchange students from Germany, Latvia, China, Thailand, Japan, Turkey, Korea, Mongolia, Slovakia, other countries. Call 419-344-0466.

•PAX Program of Academic Exchange is looking for host families for international high school students. PAX students are ages 15-18, speak English, have full insurance coverage and their own spending money. Private rooms not required, and single parents, young couples, and retirees are welcome to apply. Call 1-800-555-6211.

•STS Foundation seeks host families for international exchange students who will attend local high schools. Students have their own spending money and insurance and will share their customs and culture with their host families. Information: 1-800-522-4678 or visit

•Terra Lingua is seeking volunteers to host English speaking foreign exchange students from France, Germany, South Korea, Russia, and Taiwan, ages 15-18, for up to 5 months or 10 month school year program. Students have spending money and health insurance. Call toll free: 1-877-520-2522 or

•World Heritage seeks local host families for high school students from various countries. Information: 1-800-888-9040 or

•Youth For Understanding International Exchange Student seeks host families for students from various countries. Details: 1-800-833-6243.


•Oak Harbor Apple Festival Oct. 13-15 in downtown Oak Harbor. Entertainment, food, children's activities, parades, 5K run/walk on Sunday, baking contest, car show, and Kiddie tractor pull. For a full listing of events go to

•Autumn Lighthouse Festival, at St.Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, St. Rt. 163, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Food, crafts, entertainment, tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse available 10 a.m.-3 p.m., located behind the church. Information: 419-798-9777 or

•German Roast Pork/Sauerkraut Dinner, sponsored by Northwest Ohio's German-American Singers, the Teutonia Maennerchor and Damenchor, all you can eat dinners, homemade desserts, Oct. 15 at Oak Shade Hall, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Carryout available, reservations please, 419-691-3537 or 419-475-4712.

•Holy Trinity Fall Festival, Swanton at St. Rt. 64 and U.S. 20, Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., turkey or beef dinners, BINGO, other games and raffles. Information: 419-644-4014.

Fish Fries

•Amazon Lodge No. 4, first and third Fridays each month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 638 North University St., 419-531-7079.

•American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave., every Friday through April 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Lake Perch, Walleye, steaks, burgers, senior discounts, carryout available. Information: 419-865-8511.

•Commodore Perry VFW 3338, 2231 South St., every Friday from 4-8 p.m. Information: 419-381-0153.

•Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m.

•Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu, smoke-free.

•Diehn American Legion Post 468, dinners the first Friday of each month from 5-7 p.m. Deep fried and baked fish, chicken strips, and shrimp.

•Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken available.

•Mayfair-Plymouth Church, 5253 Bennett, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. Includes fish, fries, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, and homemade desserts. $7 adults and $4 children under 12.

•Progressive Fishing Association, 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, every Friday from 5-8 p.m. through Nov. 17. Adults $7, seniors $6.50 and children $4. Information: 419-877-0884.

•VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber, Holland, Fridays, 5-7 p.m.


•Garrison Ghost Walk at Fort Meigs, Oct. 20, 21, 27, and 28. Tour the fort with your 1812 guide and hear ghost stories from the past for the whole family. Tours start at 7 p.m., run every 15 minutes, and last 45 minutes to an hour. Admission is $6 adults and $2 students, ages 5 and under free. Dress for the weather. Reservations: 419-874-4121.


•Aquatic arthritis exercise and tai chi in a warm-water therapeutic pool, Anne Grady Center, 1525 Eber Rd. Information: 419-866-6500, ext. 214.

•Aquatic exercises, prenatal aquatics, fitness classes, and tai chi at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon. Call 419-696-7203 for aquatics; 419-696-7412 for prenatal/fitness classes; 419-537-0131 for tai chi.

•Aquatic exercise 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the University of Toledo. $40 per month. Prescription from physician required. Information: 419-530-2731.

•Breast Cancer Awareness Forum, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at Bowling Green Community Center, 1245 Haskins Rd., Bowling Green. Latest treatments, detection, and prevention. Registration required: 419-354-8887.

•Breast Health Community Education program to be offered at St. Luke's Hospital on Oct. 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the hospital Auditorium B, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Free, reservations required, call 419-897-8484 or go to

•Care Fair for Health, for area residents and high school students, learn about ways to make life more enjoyable through healthy living and health careers available, at Owens Community College, Student Health and Activities Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 567-661-7777.

•Childbirth education classes at Toledo Hospital, Monday through Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Information: 419-291-5666.

•Dance and Exercise firming and toning class at the Toledo Yacht Club, Summit Street in Point Place, designed for age 40 and over, Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Open to the public, $5/class or $30/ten weeks. Information: 419-381-1956.

•Diabetes education group meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday each month, Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Information: 419-841-5992 ext. 6744.

•Focus on Healing therapeutic exercises, Wednesday mornings at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, and Thursday evenings at Mercy Health Partners Conference Center, 3400 Meijer Drive. Call 419-345-3986.

•Healthcare speakers available through Bay Park Community Hospital. Message tailored to schools, churches, service clubs, civic groups, businesses. Information: 419-690-7504.

•Hypnosis clinics to stop smoking or lose weight, American Lung Association. $50. Information: 1-800-231-5864.

•In-home respite financial assistance program by the Alzheimer's Association. Eligible families could receive up to $50 for in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-441-3322.

•Mercy Health Partners classes in yoga, tai chi, pilates, and more, at Mercy Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, 3930 Sunforest Ct., 419-251-8430; and aquatic classes for babies, prenatal exercise and arthritis at Mercy Center for Health Promotion at St. Charles, 1001 Isaac Streets Dr., Oregon, 419-696-7203.

•Mammogram screenings free to any CareNet member, by Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles, with support from the NW Ohio Affiliate, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Information: 419-696-7900. Must be 40 years or older, have not had a mammogram in past 12 months, and have no breast cancer history.

•Online Health Care Classes to be offered through Mercy College Continuing Professional Education. For information go to

•Pet first-aid course at Owens Community College at the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road, Northwood. Proper techniques to care for pets in a crisis. Information: 567-661-7357.

•Psychotherapy analysis free at the Center for the Study of Experiential Psychotherapy, University of Toledo, in exchange for participation in research (videotaping of sessions, completing questionnaires). Information: 419-530-4014.

•Smoking cessation program at Toledo Hospital, a series of four classes each month, $58. Day or evening classes. Information: 419-291-8033.

•Smoke Stoppers Staying Stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre, Oregon.

•Tai chi classes by the Arthritis Foundation at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call: 419-691-9451.

•Taoist Tai Chi Society of the U.S.A. - Ohio to offer demonstrations during the first week in October at seven locations. For information call 419-537-0131 or email

•Ultrasound screenings at Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Test to detect abnormal bone mass density in women over age 45. Registration: 419-251-4000.


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