Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Clay Center

• Chicken barbecue at First Presbyterian Church, Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m. till sold out, 350 Main St. $8.

East Toledo

• Block Party and Back to School give-away by Solid Rock Ministries, 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Joe Burnett Park, Starr Avenue, east of Broadway.

• Birmingham Ethnic Festival, Aug. 19 from noon to 10 p.m. at Consaul and Front streets. Noon opening ceremony at St. Stephens Church. Crafts, food, music, parade. Aug. 18 Waiters Race, 7 p.m. on Consaul Street, with food available before and after the race. Hungarian Folk Dance and music from 5-11 p.m. Aug. 18 at Calvin United Church, Consaul and Bakewell streets, with food and live music, admission free. Details: www.birminghamethnicfestival.org


• Genoa High School: open house, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23, North Genoa-Clay Center Road.

• Genoa Area High School athletic passes for the coming school year now available: family pass, individual pass, student pass, senior citizen passes, reserved football seats, middle school family pass. To purchase or for information, call 419-885-7781, ext. 18 during school hours.


• Music in the Park concerts, 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd. Aug. 24: Three of a King, old time music. Sept. 11: Genoa American Legion Band. Take lawn chairs.

• St. Paul s United Methodist chicken barbecue, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 25 at State Rt. 795. $8. Car show, plus jumping tent for children.


• WIC clinic, Aug. 23 at the Municipal Building, 6000 Wales Rd. Aug. 28, WIC, clinic, and immunizations. Take shot records. Information: 419-352-8402.


• Free ice cream social, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at St. Paul s Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd at Navarre Avenue.

• Introduction to Meditation classes, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18 and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Oregon branch library, Dustin Road. Learn the process of quieting the mind through meditation.

• German American Festival, Oak Shade Grove: Aug. 24 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with parade and opening ceremony beginning 8 p.m., Aug. 25 from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. , and Aug. 26 from noon to 8 p.m. Admission, $5 on Aug. 24-25, $3 on Sunday. Free all weekend by ages 15 and under if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers have free admission and free food and beverage. Call 419-691-4116.

• Basic word processing classes, now through Sept. 1, Oregon branch library, Dustin Road. Learn to create a Microsoft Word document, format, print, and save documents. Basic Internet classes, now to Sept. 1. Make a half-hour appointment any time for either class. Register: 419-259-5250.

Ottawa County

• Annual Experience Ottawa County event, Aug. 19-25. Information: 419-898-6242.

• Perch Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 in James Park, Main Street, Marblehead. Parade at 10 a.m. from St. Mary s parking lot. Lake Erie Perch and other food, desserts, crafts, games, antique cars and boats, history exhibits, entertainment, health screenings, drawings and prizes all day. Held by the Marblehead Peninsula Lions. Information : 419-734-9777.

• Donations needed for Classroom for Autistic children in Ottawa County. Computers, classroom materials, carpeting and much more. Information: 419-862-0098.


• Pemberville Free Fair, Aug. 16-18. Displays and show open 9 a.m. daily. Youth talent contest from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16. Coronation ceremonies at 9:30 p.m. On Aug. 17, hog roast at 5 p.m. and cattle auction at 7 p.m. Grand parade at 1 p.m. Aug. 18. Portage River Run, Marching Band show begin at noon Aug. 18. Games, contests, rides, food daily. Visit www.pembervillefair.org.

• Pemberville Free Fair Quilt Show, Aug. 16-18 at Pemberville Elementary School, 120 East College Ave. From noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 16-17 and 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18. Information: 419-287-3806.


• The Sixties: The Years that Shaped a Generation, documentary at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16, followed by 11:30 a.m. discussion, held by the PBS Program Club, Way Public LIbrary, 101 East Indiana Ave.

• Polio: An American Story written by David Oshinsky, book discussion at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Way Public LIbrary, East Indiana Ave.

• Ethnic art and activities at 6:30 p.m. and World Music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 on the 577 Foundation lawn, 577 East Front St. Free. Take lawn chair or a blanket.

• Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Town Center in Perrysburg. Held by the Guild of Artists and Artisans, the fair will have works of 135 juried artists in a variety of media. Children s art activities. Admission and parking are free.

• Perrysburg Farmers Market, Louisiana Avenue downtown, 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays now to Oct. 18. Information: 419-874-9147 or www.visitperrysburg.com.

• WIC Clinic and immunizations, all day Aug. 21 at St. Timothy s Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St.


• Rossford Policemen s Almester Memorial golf tournament, Sept. 8 at Fallen Timbers Fairways in Monclova. Cash prizes, prime rib dinner, free lunch and beverage, raffles. Rossford Police Patrolmen s scholarship fundraiser. Cost, $70. To register a team or individual, call 419-666-5434.


• Special Cars for Special People car show, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 South Main St. Anyone with a special car (for the disabled or handicapped) is invited to enter the show. Dash plaques to the first 75 cars or trucks plus a driver s raffle ticket for a $5 donation. DJ music, raffle. Information: 419-277-1618.


• Woodmore Kindergarten registration for the coming school year: Aug. 17 at Woodmore Elementary School, 708 West Main St. Any child who will be age 5 on or before Aug. 1 is eligible for kindergarten this fall. Call 419-849-2382, ext. 203 to make an appointment to register.

Wood County

• Vintage Base Ball game sponsored by the Wood County Historical Center: 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Hayes Presidential Home in Fremont. Play by the Infirmary Inmates. Details: www.woodcountyhistory.org.

• Wood County Historical Center Living History Day, 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Oak Grove Cemetery. Full Moon Tour of the Museum grounds, 9 p.m. Aug. 28. Information: 419-352-0967.

• Flight of the Damsels and Dragons, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Slide show on dragonflies plus a short walk around the wetland.

• Park Clean-Up, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at Wood County Historical Center, County Home Road, Bowling Green. Volunteers needed.


• Up Town Street Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 and noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 on 13th Street between Madison and Adams streets. Entertainment, crafts, food, community resources. Rides and games for children. Toledo Mounted Police, Toledo Fire Department will be on hand Aug. 19-25. Finger printing and photo ID cards for children, 2-4 p.m. Free admission.

• Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch anniversary family picnic, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Ottawa Park, 2200 Kenwood Blvd, Liz Pierson Shelterhouse. Free food, games, entertainment. Toledo Police and Fire departments, Mounted Patrol, and others will be present. Free to the public.

• Free Downtown Toledo Walking Tours: noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 13, rain or shine. Free parking on downtown streets between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours by trained volunteers. Aug. 16: Halls of Justice, Civic Center Mall; meet at McKinley Statue at Courthouse on Adams Street. Aug. 23: International Park; meet on the river side of Navy Bistro restaurant. Aug. 30: Avenue of the Arts; meet at the Professional Building at Monroe and Parkwood Avenue. Sept. 6: Oliver House; meet at the plaza entrance to the Maumee Bay Brewing Company. Sept. 13: Warehouse District; meet at Fifth Third Field main entrance at Huron and Washington streets. Information: 419-530-3591.

• Flag Football program organizational meeting, 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Chester Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St. Cost, $100 members, $150 for others. For ages 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14. Register by Sept. 4. Games played at the Scott Park Sports Complex. Sign up: 419-356-1077.

• Maumee River History Bridge Cruise, Sept. 9 aboard the Sandpiper, a two-hour sunset cruise on the river with historian Fred Folger, sponsored by the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor. See the Veteran s Glass City Skyway bridge, all lit up, and learn history of some of the area s architectural and historical sites. Cost, $15 for members of any historical organization in the Maumee Valley, $18 for others. Space limited; reservations required. Call 419-537-1212.

• Downtown Cruises on the Sandpiper, Jefferson Street dock: Murder Mystery Cruise, 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday through September. Picnic Lunch Cruise at noon Thursdays through October. Discover the River Saturday morning cruises through September. Lighthouse Cruise 1-5 p.m. Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. Sunset and City Lights Cruise, Sunday evenings through September. Reservations: 419-537-1212 or www.sandpiperboat.com.

Battle of Fallen Timbers

• An Evening at Fallen Timbers, Side Cut Metropark, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18, West River Road, Maumee. Meet at Fallen Timbers Monument for a 7:30 p.m. Toledo Metroparks campfire and to visit with historical re-enactors to learn about the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the NW Territory. Take blanket or lawn chair. Free.

• A Walk on Sacred Ground, Side Cut Metropark, Fallen Timbers Monument, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20. On the anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers learn about the battle and then travel to the battlefield which is only open for special programs. Long pants and closed shoes highly recommended. Free.

• Day of Healing and Remembrance, Side Cut Metropark, Siegert Lake parking lot, noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 26. The American Intertribal Association presents an annual program in memory of native ancestors and warriors who fought for the land in the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers. Native speakers, hands-on activities for children, traditional dancing and singing, and arts and crafts for sale. Refreshments available. Take blanket or lawn chair. Free.

Fort Meigs

• Frontier Skills weekend, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25-26 at Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 West River Rd., a mile west of downtown Perrysburg on State Rt. 65. Soldiering and survival skills in early Ohio: firing of muskets and cannons. blacksmiths, tinsmiths, basket weavers, brick makers, and others will display their crafts and offer wares for sale. Soldiers and civilians in time period costumes, cooking demonstrations, beer brewing, period bake ovens, churning butter, Early American theater, Common Stock, and on-site restaurant. Admission, $8 adult, $4 student, Free for ages 5 and under. Ohio Historical Society members, $1. Information: www.fortmeigs.org or 419-874-4121.

Toledo Botanical Garden

• Master Gardener Volunteer Class, held by the Ohio State University Extension for nine Tuesdays, February-March 2008 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Speakers on botany, plant pathology, soils and fertilizers, turf, entomology, ornamental grasses, herbs, herbaceous plants, pruning tips, vegetables, propagation, woody and ornamentals, exotic invaders, pesticides; two field trips later in the season. Requirement for volunteers: 50 volunteer hours their first year and 10 hours per year thereafter, plus 6 continuing education hours. OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers work with the Toledo Botanical Garden, Toledo Metroparks, the Toledo Zoo, Kitty Todd Preserve, and other area locations. Class fee, $175, includes course materials and fingerprint background check required by Ohio State University. Mandatory orientation meeting, Aug. 20 at 2 or 6 p.m. at TBG. Call 419-578-6783 to reserve a seat for one of the meetings.

• Toledo Botanical Garden evening jazz: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 5403 Elmer Dr. Aug. 16, Josh Boyd and the VIP Band, blues and barbecue night. Admission: $7. Seniors and students, $6. Members, $5. Free for under age 13.

• Noon Tunes: Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Drive: Aug. 17: Big Blues Bob, and Aug. 31: Kerry Clark. Free noontime concerts.


• Glass City Miniatures Guild, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and the third Tuesday each month in the conference center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Mini project each month. Open to the public. Information: 419-936-2986.

• VFW Past Presidents Club, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at VFW Post 3265 located at 5416 Summit St. Auxiliary will host the meeting.


• Friends of Side Cut: Arawanna II Nature Cruise, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21. Board the Arawanna II for a nature cruise with a Wood County Park District naturalist. Meet at the foot of Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. Reservations needed: 419-897-8663. Children $10, adult $ 15.

• Nature Shoot: Hummingbirds, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10 a.m. to noon or 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23, Central Avenue in Berkey. Close-up views and photo opportunities with these tiny colorful birds. Fee: $25. Reservations needed: 419-407-9700.

• Noon Tunes: Wildwood Preserve, 5100 West Central Ave. Aug. 24: Dance FX. Free.

• Dog Days, a festival for dogs and their people, Secor Metropark, 10000 Central Ave. in Berkey, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Performances by the Purina show dogs; dog rescue groups representing many breeds; pet-related vendors. Enter your dog in the small-dog races or in the longest or shortest tail or best dressed contest. To register for contests, or for vendor information, call 419-407-9727.

• Kitty Todd Prairie Seed Collection, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Sept. 15, and 29 at the Kitty Todd Preserve, Swanton. Volunteers of all ages help collect ripe seeds for late fall planting; advance registration required. Call 614-717-2770, ext. 42 to volunteer and receive details.

• Blacksmithing Colonial Cookware, Providence Metropark, Isaac Ludwig Mill, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Grand Rapids. Watch blacksmith Mark Segaard create colonial cookware on the forge and anvil. Visit the sawyer and grist miller at work and take a ride on the canal boat, The Volunteer for a small fee.

• Side Cut Explorer tram rides along the Maumee River, every Tuesday 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, now through October, at Side Cut Metropark, riverview parking lot. Board the 12-passenger, wheel-chair accessible tram for a ride along the river and canal towpath. Free. Call to register: 419-407-9700.


• The Star Gazer, Fridays at 8:30 p.m., to Aug. 31 at 8:30 p.m. at the Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, University of Toledo, Bancroft Street campus. Free viewing of the skies after all evening programs, at the Brooks Observatory, weather permitting. Adults $5, senior citizens and children $4. Information hotline: 419-530-4037.


• Backpack to the Future School Supply Drive, now through Aug. 24, at the Books-A-Million bookstore, 2105 Levis Commons Blvd., Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, as well as at Great Lakes Credit Union branches at 624 W. South Boundary in Perrysburg, and at 1890 N. Wilkenson Way at the O-I Plaza, Perrysburg. Co-sponsored by Owens Community College. Benefits kindergarten-age school children. Donations welcome: gently used or new backpacks, crayons, markers, bottles of glue, glue sticks, colored pencils, pencils, pink erasers, school boxes, pocket folders, marbled covered composition books and facial tissues.

• Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes: free GED classes and practice tests, plus free English classes for speakers of other languages begin Aug. 29, sponsored by Washington Local Schools, Westwood Building, 3939 Wrenwood Ave. Enrollment throughout the year. Class times and schedules: 419-473-2364. All classes are free.


• Summer Tea by the Wolcott House Museum, 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at 1031 River Rd., Maumee. Guest speaker, Pat Wilson. Cost, $15. Reservations to attend the tea are required: call 419-893-3108.

• Tea in the Solarium at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 12 to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at 5300 West Central Ave. Your choice of sandwiches and homemade desserts, $6. Additional items 60 cents each. Some prepaid reservations available, but not required, by calling 419-825-1793.


• Tools for School, a program to help children start the school year off will provide a backpack with school supplies for children ages 6-14. Low-income families need to register 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Salvation Army, 620 North Erie. The program is sponsored by Charter One Foundation and Mercy Health Partners. Information: 419-241-1138.

• The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will hold a Daylily Work Day 9 a.m. Saturday at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Street. Dress to work in the garden. Bring your own shovel, fork, clippers, gloves, etc. Pack a lunch. A daylily dividing clinic will start at1:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. an auction will be open to the public. Information: 419-874-8964.

• Robbins House Museum: antique lamp exhibit and open house, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 25 at 114 South River Rd., Waterville. Sargent House Museum next door also open, with exhibition of pioneer construction methods, Native American items, and more. Walking tour, 2-3 p.m. both days at the Robbins House, led by a costumed docent, $1 donation.

• YW Child Care Connections provides assistance in becoming a child care provider and locating affordable child care for the following counties: Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Wood. Information: 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052.

• S.N.i.P. Spaying/Neutering is Prevention Program with the generous support of the Temperance Animal Hospital and Humane Ohio offers reduced fee vouchers to low income and multiple pet owner families to help defray the costs of spaying or neutering their dogs and cats. Reduced fees are based on the family s income, the number of pets in the family, the pet s gender as well as the weight of the animal. Information: 734-856-7326.


• Summer Music Fest in Frankenmuth, Mich., today through Saturday at the Harvey Kern Pavilion and Marv Herzog Platz in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth. Performers include Brenda Lee, Mark Schultz, and the Fabulous Hubcaps. Tickets and scheduling: www.frankenmuthfestivals.com or 1-800-386-3378.

• Birmingham Ethnic Festival, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Consaul and Front streets in East Toledo. Crafts, food, music, parade. Hungarian Folk Dance and music from 5-11 p.m. Aug. 18 at Calvin United Church, Consaul and Bakewell streets, with food and live music, admission free. Visit www.birminghamethnicfestival.org.

• Pemberville Free Fair, today through Saturday in Pemberville, Ohio. Displays and show open 9 a.m. daily. Grand parade at 1 p.m. Saturday. Portage River Run, Marching Band show begin at noon Saturday. Games, contests, rides, quilt show, dinners, food daily. Visit www.pembervillefair.org.

• Annual German American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3634 Seaman St., Oregon. August 24 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., August 25 from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., and August 26 from noon to 8 p.m. Cost, $5 a person Aug. 24-25 includes a raffle ticket for a new car. Sunday, $3. Anyone with active military, police, fire, or EMS personnel will be admitted free. Children age 15 and under are admitted free accompanied by a parent or guardian. Information: www.gafsociety.org/festival.htm.

• Swanton Corn Festival, Aug. 25 at Swanton Memorial Park. Parade at 10:30 a.m. featuring the UT Rocket Marching Band. Live entertainment, food, crafts, rides, camel rides, bike race, Swanton Idol, car show. Information: www.swantoncornfest.com.

• Perch Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at James Park in Marblehead, Main Street. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at St. Mary s parking lot. Prizes, Food, children games, Antique car and boat show, entertainment.


• Adopt America Network fundraiser 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17-18 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19. Come into Oreck Floor Care Center at 5333 Monroe St. or their location at 1207 Tiffin Ave., Findlay, Ohio and Adopt America will receive 10 percent of the sales for those days. Information: www.adoptamericanetwork.org.

• Dog Days of Summer car wash, Expresso Car Wash and the Toledo Area Humane Society will join together for this fund-raiser Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. Expresso will donate $1 per car wash from each of their six citywide locations. Information: 419-893-1406.

• Walk for the Whisper 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at Lourdes College, Sylvania. Registration at 8 a.m. Sponsored by the University of Toledo Medical Center and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition NW Ohio, SE Michigan. Register at www.ovarian.org, click on Ohio. Information: 419-866-6622.

• Flower Hospital Auxiliary s An Evening in Bavaria, 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at Heatherdowns Country Club, 3910 Heatherdowns Blvd. Dinner, music, dancing and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Flower Cancer Center, part of the ProMedica Cancer Institute. Information: 419-824-1915.

• Northwest Ohio ASHE golf outing, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Heatherdowns Country Club, Heatherdowns Boulevard. Shot gun starts at 11:30 a.m. for this four person scramble. Benefit scholarships for candidates in the civil engineering program at the University of Toledo. Information: 419-255-9500, Northwest Ohio Chapter of American Society of Highway Engineers.

• Golf Scramble by College of Engineering Alumni Affiliate and College of Business Alumni Affiliate. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 25, at Ottawa Park Golf Course. Four person scramble; individual golfers welcome. Cost $50 per golfer. Register by Aug. 17. Information: 419-530-2586.

• Dogs Deserve Better fundraiser, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at Lucky Puppy Country Doggy Daycare in Maybee, Mich. Free services for dogs include animal communicator, reiki, iridology, reflexology, canine massage, portrait sittings. Music, face painting for children, barbecue, and vet chaplaincy services. All services free; donations accepted. Dogs Deserve Better is dedicated to freeing dogs from chains and bringing them into the home. Information: 734-58-PUPPY or www.myluckypuppy.com.

Toledo Zoo

• Music Under the Stars at the Toledo Zoo: 7:30 p.m. every Sunday through Aug. 26 in the zoo amphitheater, Anthony Wayne Trail. Schedule of concerts: Swingin Into Summer Aug. 19, and Rodgers and Hammerstein: Power of Two Aug. 26. Concert is free. Parking for non-members at the Broadway parking lot is $5.


• Summer Camps in Perrysburg, The Magic School Bus Rides Again and American Girl Adventures. Today and tomorrow. For ages 4-12. Information: 419-861-4618.

• Summer Arts and Sciences Creativity camps weekly at Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., for children ages 5-14, now through Aug. 24. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Half-day camps from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1-4:30 p.m. Registration: 419-531-2046 or go to www.aclew.org.

Crafts, Rummage Sales

• Sunset Auxiliary garage sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today at Manor House Garage, 4020 Indian Rd. Lots of items. Proceeds used to enrich the lives of residents. Information: 419-882-7563.

• Lutheran Church of Our Saviour rummage sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today through Saturday, at 2820 West Alexis.

• Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet Rummage Sale 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. August today through Saturday at the Golden Gate Shopping Center, at Conant and Anthony Wayne Trail, Maumee.

• Mayores Senior Center indoor garage sale, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 2 Aurora Gonzalez Dr. Tables for rent at $10 and $12. Information: 419-242-1144.

• VFW Post 2510 indoor garage sale, Aug. 17-19. Spaghetti dinner, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 24, $6.

• Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Auxiliary garage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at 2001 Perrysburg Holland Rd., Holland. Donations accepted 8 a.m. to noon August 24. Information: 419-861-5531.

• Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Festival in Bono, vendors needed for Sept. 2. Cost is $25 per table. Deadline for reserving tables is Aug. 20. Information: 419-836-7681.

• Sylvania Chamber of Commerce Arts Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Vendor space available at $135 for a 10-by-20-foot booth. For an application, call 419-882-2135.

• Waterville seeks craft vendors for Roche de Boeuf Festival Sept. 22. Deadline for registration is Sept. 11. Call for details: 419-878-5188.

• Lakevue Two flea market every Sunday, at the Adams Twp. American Legion 553, 206 South Byrne Rd. Vendors needed: 419-260-2629.

• Vendors wanted for Flea Market Craft Show 5 p.m. Sept. 3, setup at 3 p.m. at J.W. Diehn American Legion. Information: 419-345-9091.

• Toledo Swiss Ladies Society garage and craft sale, Sept. 8. Crafters needed: call 734-848-8076 or 419-340-5747.

Exchange Students

• Foundation for Intercultural Travel, a State Department designated exchange visitor program: now matching international students ages 15-18 with host families in the area. Families of all types eligible, from two-parent families to retired couples and single parent families. Students arrive a week before school starts; have medical insurance and their own spending money for clothes and entertainment and more. All students speak English and will stay one semester to a full year. Students are from Europe, Brazil, and other countries. Call toll-free, Maryann at 877-439-7862.

• American Cultural Exchange Service, seeking host families for a high school exchange student. Students will be arriving in August. Contact Val at 419-836-1622 for more information or to see student profiles.

• 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 full insurance. 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 other countries. For information, please call 419-344-0466.

• 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 www.stsfoundation.org.


• Lucas County African American Republicans Association meeting, 8 a.m. Aug. 18, Frisch s Restaurant on Secor. September fund-raiser will be discussed.

• 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 www.Perrysburgarts.org.

• Black Swamp Woodcarvers meet 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Common Space basement, Reynolds Road and Dorr. Annual carving show, Nov. 4. Open to all.

• BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club meets the second Tuesday of the month at various locations. For information call 419-874-2780 or go to www.bmwridersoftoledo.org.

• 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.

• 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. 419-382-6559 or go to www.gcstoledo.org.

Fish Fries

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

• 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.

• Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m., $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken available.

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


For a listing of upcoming military and school reunions, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

Support Groups

For a listing of support groups in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.


For a listing of volunteer opportunities in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

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