Bowling Green Curling Club offers free open sessions at the BGSU ice arena from 4 to 6 p.m. October 17; from 7 to 9 p.m. October 18. Basic instruction and equipment provided. Dress warmly and take clean shoes. Information: 419-262-1143
t Block Watch 422A will meet 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the basement of the Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. at Plymouth Street. Parking is available on Starr next to the church near White Street. The Block Watch covers Starr Avenue north to Navarre Avenue, and East Broadway east to the railroad tracks, near Howland Street. All area East Toledo neighbors as well as business owners are welcome to attend the meeting. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.
t VFW Post 2510 steak dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the post home, 617 Second St. Cost, $8.
t Birmingham Hall of Fame's Inductee and Scholarship Banquet, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13, St. Stephen's School Hall, 2018 Consaul St. Chicken paprika and pig in the blanket dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. To order, call 419-691-6484.
t St. Vincent De Paul 55 Plus Club, lunch meeting begins noon Oct. 16 at the Oswald Center, 3257 Brigham St. Wear red and white to mark Polish Heritage month. Herman Loch will play polka music.
t Thursday Coffeehouse for grades 9-12. Do homework and visit with friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and most Thursdays at Locke Branch Library, 806 Main St
t Teen Space for grades 6-12. Teens meet after school for pizza and board games at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave.
t Reptiles on Wheels, 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 17, Locke Branch Library, Main Street. Gary Hune's Reptiles on Wheels visits the library. Find out which snakes and reptiles make good pets and how to take care of them. If he's not shedding, 20-foot long Mellow Yellow the snake will also visit. Free.
t East Side Terror Haunted House, 364 Parker Street , at Starr and East Broadway, sponsored by the East Side Boxing Gym. Open 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Oct. 20, and 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 26 to 31. Admission, $7.
t Cheerleading program for grades 1-6. Register at East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Basic skills, cheers, dance. First practice begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Program costs $35 for members and $40 for others; fee includes a deposit fee of $15 for a skirt uniform. Squads will cheer for the center's basketball league games beginning December. Information: 419-691-1429.
t Tea Party and Style Show by Delta Chi Sorority of Elmore, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Grace Lutheran Church, Rt. 51. Tickets, $15, must be purchased in advance. Call 419-862-2357.
t Chicken and biscuit dinner by the Honor Workers of St. John's United Church, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at 448 East Rice St. Dinner, $6 adult; $3 child age 10 or under. Bake sale and raffle.
t Genoa Civic Theatre production, Once Upon a Mattress, 8 p.m. Oct. 12-13 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Genoa Town Hall Opera House, 509 1/2 Main St. Information: 419-855-3103.
t Genoa Area High School parent-teacher conferences, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26. To set up a 15-minute conference with one or more teachers, parents may call 419-855-7735, ext. 10 before Oct. 22.
t Genoa Farmers Market, Saturdays beginning 8 a.m., now through end of October, in the Town Hall parking lot. For additional information: Genoa Chamber of Commerce, 419-855-2001.