Penta Pit Stops, for area high school students planning to attend Penta Career Center this fall and who need to turn in registration forms, take yearbook and school identification photos, order uniforms, and gather information for the coming school year. Pit Stops will be held at Penta s current campus, 30095 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17, and 1 to 7 p.m. July 31. The process takes about two hours. For information call 419-666-1120.
Teacher s workshop with bus tour to Historic Roscoe Village, sponsored by the Maumee Valley Historical Society, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, July 8, for teachers to earn 10 contact hours. Cost is $58 for the tour, non-teachers and volunteers are $50 plus the cost of special tours. Information: 419-893-9602.
Local resident Peace Corps volunteers will share their stories about living and working abroad, and Peace Corps representatives will discuss the benefits and application process for citizens of all ages and backgrounds: 6 p.m. July 9, University of Toledo, Student Union Room 2591, parking lot 10 next to the stadium. Information: 800-424-8580, opt. 1 or www.peacecorps.gov
Fame and Champagne, An Evening of Champions for Children, presented by Toledo Children s Hospital Foundation, featuring LPGA Legend Nancy Lopez, 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 7, along the Maumee River in Perrysburg. Cost is $250 which includes gourmet dishes prepared onsite by local chefs. For ticket information call 419-291-5463.
Chicks for Charity event at the Toledo Zoo, appetizers and cocktails at the Nairobi Pavilion in the African Savanna area, raffle and silent auctions, to benefit Assistance Dogs of America, Inc., 5:30-9 p.m. July 17. The event is open to the public, girls and women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $35 each, junior chicks 20 and under are $20. To purchase tickets call 419-241-2221 or go to www.chicksforcharity.net.
Ladies Day Golf, hosted by Hidden Hills, 4886 County Rd., 16, Woodville, to benefit Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 8 a.m. shotgun start on July 16. Cost is $45 per person which includes continental breakfast at 7 a.m. in Club House, 18 holes, cart, steak dinner, dessert, pin prizes, door prizes, and gift bag. Sign up by July 9. Call 419-849-3693.
Backpack to the Future collects gently used backpacks to donate to low-income families. In addition to the backpacks, the organization is collecting crayons, markers, bottles of glue, glue sticks, colored pencils, pencils, pink erasers, school boxes, pocket folders, composition books, and facial tissues. Items can be dropped off at Owens Community College s Office of Alumni Relations in Perrysburg Township and to the Enrollment Services Office on the Findlay-area campus. For more information or to make a donation call 567-661-7876 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext, 7876.
Nature Camp: Session 1, Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A week of nature discovery and exploration, beginning July 7, for 7 to 12 year olds. Activities, games, living history and stewardship projects--each day with a different focus. Home base is Wildwood Preserve Metropark with two days of field trips to enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, a sand dunes hike and fossil hunting. Metroparks and program partners will provide exciting field trips to Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, Fossil Park, Lathrop House and Olander Park. Camp held rain or shine with back up rainy day plans. Equipment, supplies and field trip transportation will be provided. Due to the limited space campers may only attend one session of Nature Camp per summer. Before and after care is available for an additional fee. Please call 419-407-9701 for an additional form and fee information. Application for financial assistance is available by calling 419-407-9701. For more information please call 419-407-9701 or you can leave a message at 419-407-9702. Fee: $ 75.
Detroit Pistons Youth Basketball Training Camp, for youth in grades 1-11. Camp instructors will include Detroit Pistons officials and players, Michigan college and high school coaches, and current and former collegiate basketball superstars. Participants will be evaluated on their skill level and compete in games and contests. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 21-24 at Owens Community College, Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area campus, Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township. Fee is $179 per participant and space is limited. Campers will receive a Detroit Pistons navy blue reversible training camp jersey and a basketball. Information: 567-661-7973 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7973 or 248-377-8653.
Summer Arts and Science Creativity Camps, for children ages 5-14, offered at Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., through Aug. 22. Day camps held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Half-day camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1-4:30 p.m. Registration: 419-531-2046 or www.aclew.org.
Notre Dame Summer Camps, June through July in sports, acting, dance, and singing. Call 419-475-9359 or visit www.nda.org.
Waterville Playshop, children s workshop and production, through July 11 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. For children entering third grade through age 15. Cost: $150. Information: www.watervilleplayshop.org. Spaces are limited.
Childrens Art Summer Camp, sponsored by Artists Club, at the Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Drive, July 7-11 or July 14-18. Also offering children s art classes. Call 419-841-8153.
Music/Drama Day Camp: Survivor Babylon Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, offered at First Baptist Church of Perrysburg, 590 West South Boundary, Perrysburg, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 21 to July 25, for children age 6 through those who completed 6th grade. Morning rehearsals, games, snacks, and field trips. Registration deadline July 6. Cost is $45 for the first child in a family and $35 for each additional child. Presentation of musical will be 7 p.m. July 25 and 10:45 a.m. July 27. Call 419-874-3546.
Lunch at Levis Square Concert Series in downtown at Madison Ave. and St. Clair St., Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. through Aug. 28. Bring your lunch or purchase lunch from vendors. Playing July 3 will be Frostbite, blues.
Crafters needed for Archbold Art In The Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21. Information: 419-445-2222.
Crafters needed for Tontogany Festival, Aug. 9, space is 10x10, $15. Call 419-823-3359.
Crafters needed for St. Paul s United Methodist Church s Uptown Family Festival, Aug. 16 and 17. Cost for both days is $25, space is available for food vendors also. Information: 419-243-8284.
Crafters needed for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Festival on Aug. 31. Call Sue at 419-836-7681.
Middle Eastern Summer Festival at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd., 4 p.m. to midnight July 18, noon to midnight July 19, and noon to 6 p.m. July 20. Children 10 years and under are free all weekend. Admission Friday and Saturday is $3 and on Sunday $2. Middle Eastern foods will be available all weekend, including stuffed grape leaves, raw and baked kibbee, green beans and meat over rice, meat pies, salad, french fries, hot dogs, gyros, falafel, hommus, Kafta burgers, Fatoosh and more. Pastry booth will include homemade Lebanese pastries, ice cream, rice pudding, Zalabee, lemonade, frozen drinks, beer and wine wagon. The Middle Eastern ensemble Al-Layali of Cleveland will provide entertainment Friday and Saturday, on Sunday there will be a DJ by Karazz. Dance ensemble will be Leyla & Lapis Lazuli. Children s activities to include pony rides, petting zoo, moonwalk, monkey jump, face painting. Marketplace will have homemade jewelry and purses, Hooka Bar, coffee house with Turkish coffee, and tours of the Cathedral available.
Fourth of July: 1876 Celebration, Providence, Kimble s Landing, 13827 U.S. 24 West, Grand Rapids, Ohio, noon to 4 p.m. July 4. Celebrate the nation s centennial by taking a journey aboard the canal boat, The Volunteer. See historic wood craft demonstrations and tour the Isaac Ludwig Mill or shop in the General Store. Various craftspeople will be on hand to demonstrate blacksmithing, tinsmithing, woodcarving, and hands-on crafts and activities for the family. The Volunteer runs on the hour, noon to 4 p.m. and tickets, for a small fee, are available at the ticketbooth. Event is free.
Vintage Baseball, Secor Metropark, Walnut Grove Picnic Area, 10001 West Central Ave., Berkey, 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 4. Watch the Great Black Swamp Frogs play an 1860s baseball match. Free.
Friends of Side Cut, Gardening Side Cut Metropark, Lamb Center, 1025 River Rd., Maumee, 9 to 10 a.m. July 5. Bring your gardening gloves and join the Friends of Side Cut as they work in the gardens. Free.
Wildwood Kids! Wildwood Preserve, Courtyard - Metz Visitor Center, 5100 West Central Ave., 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 5. Explore and help with hands-on-stewardship that preserves Wildwood for future enjoyment. Free. Call 419-407-9700 or go to www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Forge Silver Demonstrations, Providence, Isaac Ludwig Mill, 13827 US 24 West, Grand Rapids, 1 to 4 p.m. July 6. Visit the Isaac Ludwig Mill and watch renowned blacksmith, Don Witzler forge silver into bracelets, pendants, and other decorative and useful items. This unique process involves annealing sterling silver which is then hammered into its final form. Free.
Homeschool Teen Service Learning, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 8. Pack a picnic lunch and help with a habitat project to make natural areas healthy for wildlife. Lunch and review will follow. Wear old clothes, no sandals. Free. Call 419-407-9700 or go to www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Summer Fest, Pearson, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon, 6 to 8 p.m. July 9. Celebrate summer with an evening of fun at Pearson. Bring your friends and family to enjoy crafts, walking tours, games, face painting and entertainment. Half price pedal boat rentals. Ice cream and cake available for a nominal charge. Cosponsored with Friends of Pearson. Rain date July 10. Free.
Adopt-an-Acre sampler, Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake, 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 9. Learn more about this incredible region by participating in hands-on stewardship projects such as plant monitoring, invasive removal and bird counts. Tools provided; bring gloves, long pants closed-toed shoes. For ages 16 and over (parental permission form needed if under age 18.) Groups welcome. Free. Call 419-407-9700 or go to www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Area Sculpture: Inside Out, Art Exhibition at Owens Community College, Oregon Road, through July 31. Area artists sculptures will be displayed both inside the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery and outside the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Gallery hours are Sundays thorugh Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
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.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), class offered at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thurdays at Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services building, for residents interested in improving English-speaking skills. Class is free. Information: 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.
Community Writers workshop for area residents who enjoy writing prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays 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.
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.
GED Preparation class, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Owens Community College, Math/Science Center Room 135, for area residents interested in improving skills in English or math, or improving employment skills. Call 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160. Also offered on Findlay-area campus Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. CAll 567-429-3547 or 1-800 GO-OWENS ext. 3547.
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 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.
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.
Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Cost, $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, and chicken.
VFW Post 3013, 5-7 p.m. Fridays at 1950 South Eber Rd., Holland.
Look Good...Feel Better, workshop for women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to deal with appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, at Bay Park Community Hospital, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, 2 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through Dec. 8. Each participant receives a free bag of makeup for use as a learning tool during the session. Program is free. To register call 1-888-227-6446, then dial 2, or www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Diabetes Informational Classes, sponsored by Giant Eagle Pharmacy, offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon Thursdays at Crossroads Giant Eagle, Rossford. Reservations: 419-874-2471 or e-mail email@example.com. Free.
Remember The Ladies exhibit at Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, highlights the ladies from Ohio who became First Ladies of the nation. On display will be dresses and memorabilia from the era of each of the eight First Ladies from Ohio. Guided tours of the complex are Thursdays-Sundays beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.