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t Knitting at the Library, 7 p.m. March 6 and 20 and April 3 and 17, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. Teachers from FibreWorks Knitting and Weaving will provide basic instruction for projects. Bring a pair of knitting needles and your own yarn. Registration is required: 419-259-5303.

t Digging to America by Ann Tyler, book discussion at 9:30 a.m. March 11, Reynolds Corners Branch Library. April 8 book selection, Camel Club by David Baldacci, 9:30 a.m. discussion.

Point Place

t Ciao, America: an Italian Discovers the U.S. by author Beppe Severgnini, book discussion from 1 to 2 p.m. March 13, Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St.

t Point Place Writers' Group, Point Place Branch Library, 117th Street, 9:30-11 a.m. March 8 and April 12, and the second Saturday each month. Coffee, creative writing exercises, and the chance to meet other writers.

t Egghunt Eggs-travaganza for ages 1-8, Point Place Branch Library, 2 p.m. March 15. Stories, songs, and an egg hunt. Take something in which to collect the eggs. Held rain or shine. Free tickets available beginning March 3. Registration required: 419-259-5390

Toledo Area

t Thrift Shop at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., open 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday.

t Pierogi dozen sale: $8 per dozen. Cheese, kraut, and potato pierogi available, advance orders only. Call 419-475-6262 or 419-531-8658. Pick-up on March 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Hall, 5255 N. Detroit Ave.

•Autism Forum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1 in the St. Vincent's Mercy Hospital auditorium, 2313 Cherry St. Information: Leola Haynes at 419-244-5390.

t Ray Szalkowski memorial yard sale, Church of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 at 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Furniture, appliances, electronics, tools, books, and collectibles on sale. For pick up of donated items and sellable furniture or appliances, call 419-385-6160. Lunch of bratwurst, potato wedges, desserts, and more available. Benefits community and mission projects.

t Next to New Thrift Shop at Trinity Episcopal Church, Adams and St. Clair streets downtown.

Holland

t Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society monthly meeting, 940 Clarion St. in the Exchange Bank Building at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Ralph Borer, will speak about the 200th anniversary of his birth. Refreshments served. Information: hollandspringfieldspencerhs.org or call 419-865-7717.

t Springfield High School Drama Club's performance of The Music Man, 8 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 1, and a matinee at 2:30 p.m. March 2, at the school, 1470 South McCord Rd. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors, and children.

t Sweetheart Dinner Dance of the '50 and '60s, March 1 at Holland American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave. Dinner at 6 p.m. Dance at 8 p.m. Cost, $15. Dinner only is $7. Tickets: 419-865-8511.

t Euchre tournament at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy., 6:30 to 10 p.m. March 8. Play begins at 7 p.m. Take an appetizer to share; beverages provided. Prizes awarded.

t Book discussion at Holland Branch Library, 1032 South McCord Rd., The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 29.

t What about Wine? a talk by Dave Duling, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Holland Branch Library. High-tech wines, quality wines, basics of pairing food and wine. Registration required: 419-259-5240.

t Teen Cafe, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 11 at Holland Branch Library, for grades 5-12. Snacks, games, homework, and music. Anime/Manga Club, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 18. Join other teens for a short anime video and a snack. Learn to play Japanese game of GO.

Women

t Lourdes College's Celebration of Women: Women Artists Visionaries Entrepreneurs Festival, 1-5 p.m. March 1 in McAlear Hall, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, pottery and paintings, and an art exhibit. Entertainment by the Aegela Dance Company, musician Kyle White, Spectrum and others. Proceeds to Mom's House of Toledo, which prepares young mothers for balancing education with responsible parenting. Information: 419-517-8870.

t"Blossoming in the World, Celebrating Women Everywhere," a program and buffet luncheon in honor of International Women's Day, sponsored by the Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1 at the Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. program featuring floral traditions around the world, music, a flower design contest, and recognition of women in the floriculture sector. Wear floral-themed attire. Silent auction and networking for men and women. Tickets, $30; seats are limited. Information: 419-530-8572 or e-mail GLCevents@hotmail.com

History

t Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation program, featuring Native American Perspectives at 7 p.m. March 6, Monclova Historical Center, 8115 Monclova Rd. Information: 419-872-7607.

t Historical Lectures by the Wolcott House Museum Guild, 10 a.m. at Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Maumee. March 3, "President Lincoln, Part II," by Ralph Borror, and March 10, "Peter Navarre, Local Hero," by Larry Michaels.

t Maumee Valley Historical Society lectures on the Indian Wars of the late 1700s, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I and II, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, now to April 8 (except March 25), Wolcott Museum Complex Church, 1035 River Rd., Maumee. Cost, $15 for the series. Teachers can earn 10 contact hours. Information: www.maumee.org/recreation/wolcott.htm or call 419-893-9602.

Schools

t Mary Immaculate School for children with learning needs, open house, noon to 3 p.m. March 2 at 3835 Secor Rd. Sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Information: www.maryimmaculatetoledo.org.

t St. Pius X School benefit auction and dinner, 6 p.m. March 8 at the school, 2950 Ilger Ave. Live and silent auctions; dinner by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Tickets, $35 each. Call 419-535-7688 for more information.

t Knight Fest: A Celebration of the Arts at St. Francis de Sales High School, 6:30 p.m. March 9 at 2323 West Bancroft St. Broadway veteran and St. Francis graduate Ian Knauer will be guest performer with St. Francis Men's Chorus and cast members in the musical Bye, Bye Birdie, part of the evening's Broadway revue. Admission is free but donations welcome; benefit for art scholarships.

t College Preview Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 5 at Owens Community College, Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. College tables will be set up in Owens' Student Health and Activities Center and presentations will be held in various locations on campus. Admission is free.

t ACT preparation class, Monday evenings from March 10-31, by Owens Community College. Registration due by March 5. Limited seating available. Call 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357 for times and class location.

t Student-run Terrace View Caf, College Hall on the Toledo-area campus, Owens Community College, Oregon Road, Perrysburg Township, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost, $6.95; reservations are required. Feb. 28: roast breast of chicken with cabbage and bacon entre. March 11: Creole-style jambalaya. March 13: chicken, black bean and feta salad in a pita. March 18: grilled chicken quesadillas. March 20: Greek chicken with artichoke hearts. Complete menu available at www.owens.edu/terrace. Reservations: 567- 661-2493 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2493.

t St. John's Jesuit Academy for seventh and eight graders, 5901 Airport Hwy. Placement test will be given at 5 p.m. Feb. 28.

t Toledo School for the Arts events: Student Dance Performance, Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 7 p.m. March 6. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. Information: www.ts4arts.org or 419-246-8732, ext. 2.

t Bennett Venture Academy parent information meeting, 6:30 p.m. March 4 and an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. that day at the school, 5130 Bennett Rd. Information and tours. School serves grades K-7. To RSVP, call 429-269-2247.

t Franciscan Follies, 7:30 p.m. March 7, Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, featuring a variety of performing arts, with actors, dancers, musicians, and singers from the Lourdes community and friends. Free.

t Heidelberg College Concert Choir, 4 p.m. March 9 at the Church of St. Patrick, 130 Avondale Ave. The performance is free.

Boating

t Boat Smart class by the Toledo Sail & Power Squadron, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 at the W.W. Knight Nature Center, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Fee includes lunch, $45 and $25 for the second person sharing a book. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Meets Ohio mandatory boating education law. Register: somaga@aol.com or James Sommers, 419-691-7719.

Metroparks

t Bald Eagles of Erie County, car pool trip, 1:30-4 p.m. March 2 at Frost Center, Osborn Park, Huron Township on Perkins Avenue, south of U.S. 6 between Huron and Sandusky. Eagles are on their nests. Learn all our national symbol, then tour the county spotting Bald Eagle nests. Register at least three days in advance at www.eriemetroparks.org or call 419-625-7783, ext. 221.

Planetarium

t Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory programs, University of Toledo, 2810 West Bancroft St. The Stargazer, 7:30 p.m. Fridays from March 7-28, and Bear Tales for children, 1 p.m. Saturdays from March 1-29. Admission: $5 adults, $4 for children over age 3, and seniors. Observing at the Ritter 1-Meter telescope offered after the evening programs on March 7 and April 14. Information: www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.

Areawide

•Toledo Jazz Orchestra presents Gershwin and Porter Tribute 8 p.m. March 1, at The Franciscan Theatre of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Tickets, at a cost of $5 students, $22 Toledo Jazz Society members, and $25 non-members, available online at www.Ticketmaster.com, at Ticketmaster outlets, or call 419-824-3999.

t Future Farmers of America District I Tractor Troubleshooting contest by high school teams, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Owens Community College, Transportation Technologies Center, Oregon Road, Perrysburg Township. The top team will advance to state championship competition.

t Canada Goose Day, noon to 4 p.m. March 2 at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 West Stae Rt. 2, Oak Harbor. Maumee Bay Carvers, refreshments, marsh walk with a naturalist followed by a warm fire at the Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center. Information: 419-898-0960, ext. 31.

•Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, sponsored by WGTE Public Media, for children in kindergarten through third grade to write their own story books. Entry forms and contest rule available online at www.wgte.org/rainbow. Entries due by March 10.

•A Decade of Celebrating Black History, sponsored by Black History Month Committee, 6 p.m. March 1, at the Event Center, 23 North Summit St., with guest speaker, Greg Moore, editor of The Denver Post. Tickets in advance are $25, cash bar available, evening attire. Information: 419-478-3327.

•Spring Craft Show featuring handmade crafts and decorations, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2. Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. Free admission and parking.

•Adoption Academy series begins March 5 from 7-9 p.m. at Toledo Hospital, offered by ProMedica Health System for prospective parents interested in the process of adoption. Program consists of three, four-week tracks, which can be attended independently or as a complete series of 12 classes. Information: 419-291-3485.

•Toledo Zoo volunteer opportunities are available for adults and teens ages 13-17 who have an interest in animals, nature, education, conservation, and/or community service. Training is provided. Teens interested in volunteering this summer should apply by March 15. Call 419-385-4040 or go to www.toledozoo.org.

Benefits

•An Evening With..., 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Event provides funding for Toledo Children's Hospital and includes silent and live auctions. Reservations required: 419-291-5463.

t Women's Wellness Weekend or Spa day, April 5-6 or May 3-4 at the Beach Front Resort in Port Clinton. Yoga, tai chi, feng shui, massages, manicures and pedicures, facials, and crafts, and $5 of the fee goes to the Beach House Family Shelter in Toledo. Information: 419-381-1956.

•"Honey, I'm Home," 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 6, at 5200 Monroe St. Shop for gifts, art, candles, and furniture, and sample wine and appetizers. Proceeds benefit Bittersweet Farms near Whitehouse, providing services to people with autism.

•Benefit for Mattie Powell, who is being treated for a brain tumor, 4 p.m. March 8 at St. Caspar Catholic Church, 1205 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Free-will donation for dinner and entertainment. Auction begins at 7 p.m. Information: 419-337-1161 or 517-458-2815.

•Steppin' Out Auction, for Toledo School for the Arts, March 8. Optional dinner at 6 p.m. for $45, sponsored tables of 10 for $400. Silent auction at 6 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m., Toledo Club, 235 14th St. TSA students provide music and entertainment and student artwork will be on display. Information: 419-246-8732 or www.ts4arts.org.

•Helping Hands of St. Louis all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at 459 6th St. Adults $5; seniors $4, and under 12 years $3. Information: 419-535-3232.

•Salesian Club Card Party to benefit its charitable activities, 1 p.m. March 9 at St. Clement's Community Center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. Donation $7. Reservations: 419-476-4577.

•A Night of Laughter, hosted by Lourdes College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, featuring comedians Demetrius Nicodemus and Jason Benci at Connxttions Comedy Club, 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. at 7:30 p.m. March 11, to benefit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Greater Toledo. Information: 419-824-3952.

•Code 3 breakfast, sponsored by the Whitehouse Fire Department, 10550 Waterville St., Whitehouse, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Sunday of every month through March. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee, juice, and milk. Adults $5; seniors $4, and children $3. Meals for children 3 and under are free. Carryout available, large orders delivered. Call 419-877-0363. Proceeds support various community-service activities.

Meetings

•Toledo Submariners Dive Club 6 p.m. March 3 at Charlie's Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-698-3014 or www.toledodivers.com.

t VFW 606 Auxiliary, 11 a.m. March 1 at 3005 Laskey Rd. Membership information: 734-850-1520.

•P.E.R.I. Chapter No. 93 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Oregon Fire Station No. 2, 1102 South Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-691-3040.

•P.E.R.I Chapter No. 4 meets at 1:30 p.m. March 5 at 420 South Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-478-9036.

Health

•Nutrition classes for cancer patients, sponsored by the Victory Center and the Toledo Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, 6-8 p.m. March 13 and April 10 at the Victory Center, 5532 West Central Ave. Information: 419-531-7600 or www.WAPFToledo.org.

•Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop, with strategies to facilitate learning and positive behavior at home and school, sponsored by Lucas County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Crossroads Community Resource Center, 4543 Douglas Rd., call 419-475-1289 or 419-354-9010 ext. 137.

•Autism Society Workshop No. 5, "There's No Stopping Us Now: Supporting Children With ASD in Their Community," 6:30-9 p.m. March 5, and 9:30 a.m. to noon March 6, at Toledo Hospital Education Center Auditorium, Jobst/Harris McIntosh Towers, 2109 Hughes Drive. Cost is $10 parents and $15 for professionals. Scholarships available, call 419-578-2766 or check www.asno.org.

•Wellness Workshop for female cancer survivors, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26, at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. Sponsored by the ProMedica Cancer Institute and its Healing Care program. Session includes lunch. Registration: 419-824-5516.

Clubs

•American Legion Post 335 luncheon meetings at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., Fridays at noon. Information: 419-877-5414.

•American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Sew Nice in the Diamond Plaza, 1855 South Reynolds Rd. New members welcome.

•BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club meets the second Tuesday of the month. For more information: 419-874-2780 or

www.bmwridersoftoledo.org.

•Bridge Group meets for duplicate bridge every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest; public welcome. Information: 419-476-0866.

•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 the public. 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: 419-241-2683.

t Cygnets 4-H Club of Swan Creek, for ages 8-18, invites new members. The club promotes learning, leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Includes summer camp, community service, and 4-H projects, such as small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, insects, gardening, cooking, creative arts, and sewing. The group meets the second Monday each month. For details, call 419-872-2091 or 419-825-3509.

t East Toledo Historical Society meetings, Navarre Park shelter house, White Street near Navarre Avenue, 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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

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

•Glass City Singles Social Club offers line-dance instruction at 6:30 p.m. and ballroom dance instruction at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., and Toast of the Town dining experiences at various restaurants on Thursday nights. Information: 1-800-937-4616 or www.toledosingles.com.

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

•Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the Common Space library, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-535-1064 or 419-882-0461.

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

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

•Lake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings held the second Wednesday each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner at

6:30 p.m., followed by a meeting. Information: 419-878-2041.

•Lucas County Amateur Radio Emergency Services meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at St. Luke's Hospital near the Cafeteria. Information: www.lcares.org.

•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 at 11 a.m. the second Saturday every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5700 Monroe St. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or e-mail d.give@accesstoledo.com.

•Maumee Valley Ford Model T Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-877-0513.

•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, meets at 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.

•Mother's Center of Great Toledo hosts weekly meetings and social activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. Information: 419-868-1067 or www.motherscenter.net.

•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 Drive. Information: 419-832-3801.

•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 Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-536-8525.

•Panera's Professionals book club, a group of professionals, managers, and educators, meets for lunch the first Sunday each month at 1 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4050 Talmadge Rd. Information: 419-517-3831.

•Photo Arts Club of Toledo meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-536-8422 or www.toledophotoartsclub.com.

•PRIZM Creative Community sponsors visual and literary art workshops twice a month, plus networking days. Information: 419-872-8730 or www.myprizm.com.

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

•Rotary Club of Toledo meets at noon on Mondays, at The Park Inn. No meeting Feb. 18 for President's Day. Information: 419-241-7060.

•Singles group bowling league is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday in Oregon. Information: 419-862-0098.

•Springfield Embroidery Club meets the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy. Springfield Serger Club meets second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon.

•Springfield Quilt Club meets the first Saturday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. Information: 419-866-0782.

t Swan Creek Cygnets 4-H Club invites ages 8 to 18 for activities including small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, gardening, cooking, creative arts, sewing. Meetings held the second Monday each month. Information: 419-825-3509.

•Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-893-9759 or www.toastmasters.org.

•Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society (TAARS) meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday from now to June (no meeting in March) at the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

•Toledo Area Genealogical Society meets every second Monday in Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Information: www.tagsohio.org.

•Toledo Artists' Club offers children's art classes, advanced drawing, and mixed media for ages 5-17 at the Toledo Botanical Garden. Information: 419-841-8153.

•Toledo Bridge Club meets for games at 12:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; also at 7 p.m. on Monday and Saturday at 11 a.m. at 5640 West Central Ave. Beginners welcome. Lessons available. Information: 419-537-6800.

•Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden Community Room, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-478-7594 or www.toledocameraclub.com.

t Toledo Dulcimer Club, Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. Bring your dulcimers, harmonicas, banjos, guitars, or washboards to join in. Country, gospel, and old-time music. Singers and hand clappers welcome. Information: 734-856-4573.

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

•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: www.toledopcug.net.

•Toledo Polish Genealogy Society meets the third Saturday each month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Information at www.geocities.com/tpgs02.

•Toledo Potters' Guild offers classes, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays for ages 7-18. Classes for ages 14 and older offered at 6:30 p.m. Classes are held at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-535-6937 or 419-243-9030 or at www.toledopottersguild.org.

•Topics Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Perrysburg Way Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.

t Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Monday of each month to improve communication skills. Information: 419-536-9427.

•VFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Thursday each month at 1032 Sylvania Ave.

•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.

•Western Lake Erie Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Information: www.westernlakeerie.org.

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

Education

•YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral: information on becoming a child care provider and locating affordable child care in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams, and Wood counties. Information: 1-800-632-3052.

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

•Community Writers workshop for area residents who enjoy writing prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Fridays at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156 D. Information: 567-661-7385.

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

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

t GED and COMPASS test preparation: Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes offered by Owens Community College on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in College Hall Room 151. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2721.

t 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.

t 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 $150 for in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900.

•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.

Fish Fries

t AMVETS Post 1010, fish fry dinners, 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 7, 14, and 21, at the VFW Post 3265, Point Place, 5416 Summit St. Use side doors. Cost, $7.

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

•Diehn American Legion Post 468, first and third Friday each month through May 2, from 5-7 p.m. at 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. Fried and baked fish. Chicken strips and shrimp available.

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

t Holland American Legion fish fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday through April 18 at the post, 1074 Clarion Ave. Information: 419-865-8511.

•Knights of Columbus Council 3122 fish fry from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday through March 21 at Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd. Fish dinners $7; baked cod $7.50; shrimp $7.50, and frog legs $8.

•Little Flower Church, 5522 Dorr St., 5-8 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 14, carryout available. Call 419-537-6655.

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

•Mayfair-Plymouth Church, 5253 Bennett Rd., 5-7 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 14. Dine in or carry out. Fish, fries, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, and homemade desserts, all-you-can-eat: adults $7 and children under 12 $5. Information: 419-476-7093.

•New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd., Holland, 4:30-7 p.m. March 7 & 21. Cost, $7.

t Northwood VFW 2984 Friday fish fry, 5-8 p.m. every week at 102 West Andrus Rd. Steaks and chicken available.

•Our Lady of Lourdes, 6149 Hill Ave., 5 p.m. March 7, Alaskan pollock, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, roll, drink, and dessert, Adults, $7.50; seniors $6.50, and children $4. Macaroni and cheese and carryout available.

•Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2255 Central Grove Ave., Fridays from 5-7:30 p.m. through March 14. All-you-can-eat fried or baked fish. Adults $7.50; seniors $7, and children 10 and under, $4. Macaroni and cheese available.

t Progressive Fishing Association, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. through April 25 at 7675 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse. Adults $7, seniors $6.50, and children $4. Information: 419-392-4715.

•Regina Coeli Parish, 600 Regina Pkwy., 4:30-7 p.m. March 7 and March 21, Alaskan pollock, french fries, coleslaw, desserts, rolls, and beverage. Adults $7 and $4 for children under 12. Pizza and carryout available. Call 419-476-0023.

t Rossford Eagles, 658 Lime City Rd., Rossford, fish fry every Friday during Lent.

•St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 North Haven, Fridays through March 21. Dinners will be served 5-7 p.m. except Good Friday when serving starts at 4 p.m. Adults $7; seniors $6, and $4 for children. Information: 419-478-9558.

•St. Jerome Church, 300 Warner St., Walbridge, every Friday 5-8 p.m. through March 21. Lake Erie yellow perch, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, baked potato, french fries, bread, beverage, and salad bar. Adults $10; seniors $9, and children $5. Children under age 4 eat free. Pop and dessert sold separately. Carryout available.

•St. Joseph's-Ida, 8295 Van Aiken St., 4-8 p.m. Fridays through March 21. Lake perch, shrimp, augratin potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage. Adults $11; seniors (65 and older) $10; child fish (4-12) $5; grilled cheese $5, and children 3 and under free. Carryouts available: 734-269-6262.

•St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd., Oregon, 4-7 p.m. every Friday through March 14. Alaskan walleye, all-you-can-eat, dessert included, dine-in or carryout. Adults $7.75 and children $3.50.

•St. Pius X Parish, 3011 Carskaddon, 5-7 p.m. March 14. Fish, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, rolls, and dessert. Adults $7.50; seniors $6.50, and children 12 and under, $4.50.

•St. Rose School, 215 East Front St., Perrysburg, 5-7 p.m. Fridays through March 14. Fish, baked potatoes, french fries, macaroni and cheese, pizza ($2 children only), coleslaw, soup, rolls, and beverages. Adults $8; seniors $7, and children 4-11, $5. Proceeds support Boy Scout Troop 167 and the Knights of Columbus. Carryout: 419-874-1867.

•St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 729 White St., 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday through March 21. Alaskan pollock, scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, coleslaw or tossed salad, bread, butter, coffee or milk, and homemade desserts. Adults $7; seniors $6.50, and children under 12, fish or macaroni and cheese, $3.50. Carryout available. Information: 419-698-1519.

•VFW Post 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd., all-you-can-eat for $6.50, 5-8 p.m. every Friday through March 14.

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

•VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul St., 4-8 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 14. Yellow perch, frog legs, shrimp, coleslaw, and french fries. Take out or eat in. Information: 419-698-4411.

Pets

•Beat the Heat, female cats will be spayed for $20 during March at Humane Ohio of Greater Toledo's Spay/Neuter clinic, 5333 Secor Rd., by appointment only. Call 419-266-5607 or go to www.humaneohio.org.

•Good Manners and Basic Obedience training for dogs, classes held 6-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Cost, $10 per class. Information: 419-891-0705.

•S.N.i.P. - Spaying and Neutering Prevention program 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 family income, number of pets in the family, the pet's gender and weight. Information: 734-856-7326.

Training

•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 and who have 30 days or more experience on roofs. Must show driver's license or birth certificate.

•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. Information: Lucas County, 419-213-JOBS, or Wood County, 419-352-4172.

•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.

•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 www.stsfoundation.org.

•AFS-USA intercultural student exchange programs for American and foreign students. Information: 1-800-AFS-INFO or www.afs.org/usa.

Reunions

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.

Volunteers

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



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