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Published: Tuesday, 5/19/2009

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East Toledo

•The East Toledo Senior Activities Center will be offering free adult CPR and First Aid Certification at the Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 6. Classes are provided by the American Red Cross. Places are limited. For information or to reserve a place in the class, call 419-691-2254.

Oregon

•Christ Dunberger American Legion Post #537 and Auxiliary, 4925 Pickle Rd., Oregon, will meet at 7:30 p.m. May 21. Election and installation of auxiliary officers and initiation of new members. Annual poppy sale May 22 and 29 at local sites.

Rossford

•Summer men's basketball league: The Rossford Community Recreation Center, 400 Dixie Hwy., is now accepting registrations for the league. This season will consist of eight regular season games followed by a single elimination playoff tournament. League fees are a $250 team registration free. Teams are also responsible for $25 per game for officials' fees. Registration deadline is May 22. There will be a mandatory team captain-manager's meeting at 7 p.m. on May 26 in the center. Regular season is scheduled to run from June 7 to Aug. 2 (no games July 5th), with playoffs to follow. Men's 18 and over league will be played on Sundays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (subject to change based on number of teams). For information: 419-666-2905.

Areawide

•The next meeting of the Roger Bresnahan Mud Hens Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research will be May 30 at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. There will be an all-you-can-eat picnic in the late afternoon, followed by a game between the Hens and Charlotte. For additional information, call Steve Lauer at 419-882-1301.

•Memorial Day singles jamboree: Glass City Singles at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 24. Cost is $10. More than 600 singles from all over the area come together in one night. Details: ToledoSingles.Com.

•Maumee River bridges: Local historian Fred Folger will talk about the bridges at the Franciscan Center on the Lourdes College Campus, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, at 10 a.m. on May 22. His talk is part of the Lifelong Learning Roadrunner series. After his talk, people will carpool to the docks to board the Sandpiper for a bridge tour at noon. The talk will be free, but the boat trip will cost $30 including lunch. Reservations required. Contact: Gloria Burke at gburke@lourdes.edu or flossie234@aol.com.

•Poker Run benefit for Alexandra Courville begins May 30 at Homecoming Park, 7807 Angola Rd. in Holland. The first cards will be drawn between 10 and 11:15 a.m. Stops include Tony Packo's in Toledo, Rayz Cafe in Genoa, and Skeeter's in Whitehouse, returning to Homecoming Park. The cost is $15 per person, $20 per couple, with $5 for each extra hand. The lunch starts at 2 p.m. and costs $8 for adults, and $5 per child. Alexandra is a 14-year-old who received a heart transplant last winter. The benefit will help with medical costs.

•Owens Community College will offer area residents "Building Confidence with ACT Prep," from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays through June 8 at the college's Workforce and Community Services Building on Tracy Road. During each of the four sessions, students will be tutored in all five sections of the ACT test - English, math, reading, science reasoning, and writing. Students will learn traditional testing strategies such as how to take a timed test and how to find the elusive answer to a difficult question. Owens is a host site for the national ACT test, with the next testing date in June. Information from 567-661-7375.

Events

•Art on Adams, an event featuring local artists from the MLC Studios, 7-9 p.m.at The Ottawa Tavern, 1815 Adams St. downtown. The event will be held every second Thursday of the month to give local artists and art lovers an opportunity to meet. Patrons are invited to stay for an evening of acoustic music starting at 9 p.m. Information: 419-539-9590.

•The World Exchange, a nonprofit educational organization, will host two groups of young students, ages 14-18, from France ready to spend part of their summer vacation in America. They will be here July 13 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 1-20. Each student comes with ample pocket money, full insurance and are fairly fluent in English, so host families do not need to know French. Host families will need to provide a bed, daily meals, and time to experience as much of American life as possible. Program directors plan two group activities. Information: Yvonne Goodwin at 419-461-1894.

Needle Arts

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

•Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at Common Space Library, Glann Elementary School, 1700 Reynolds Rd., Toledo, at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month. Call: 419-535-1064.

•Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. Call: 419-241-2683.

Photography

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

•Topics Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. May 6 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Scott Hall will talk about large-format photography. Information: 419-849-2621.

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

Alzheimer's

•Alzheimer Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those with Alzheimer's to attend support groups:

•6:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in the Oregon Room, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Facilitator is Donna Koehn: 419-693-5030.

•6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Alzheimer's Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd. Facilitator is Jeri Schultz: 419-537-1999.

•10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 North Main, Swanton. Facilitators are Kathy Krupitzer, 419-825-3505 and Karen Nees, 419-825-1145.

•10 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee. Call: 419-537-1999.

•10 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at Scrambler Marie's, 3344 Secor Road, Toledo. Facilitator is Bob Hausch: 419-537-1999.

•1:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Scrambler Marie's, 570 Dussel Drive, Maumee. Facilitators are Karen Decker, 419-385-3958. and Sue Blevins.

•Noon the fourth Wednesday of every month at Parkcliffe Community, Building No. 2, 4226 Parkcliffe Lane. Facilitator is Jenny Bucher: 419-381-9447.

The support groups are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but it is recommended that the facilitator is contacted the first time to confirm the time, place, and date of the meeting. For information on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, call 1-800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/nwohio.

Astronomy

•Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory, family Fridays at 7:30 p.m., University of Toledo. Saturday afternoon programs for all ages at 1 p.m. All programs: adults, $5; seniors and children 3 and older, $4 Details: 419-530-2650 or rpbo.utoledo.edu.

Areawide

•The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral provides assistance in becoming a child-care provider and locating affordable child care in the counties of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams, and Wood. Information: 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052.

•Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden will host art classes in advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Details: 419-841-8153.

•American Legion Post 335, Friday noon lunches and speaker at the post, 235 14th St. Call: 419-877-5414.

•Black Swamp Wood Carvers meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., new members and guests welcome. Call: 419-534-2230.

•Bridge group meets for duplicate bridge noon-4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave. Call: 419-476-0866.

•Chinese Association of Greater Toledo nonprofit group in partnership with Sister Cities International, Families with Children from China, University of Chinese Student Union, Chinese Center of Toledo, and the UT Asian Study Program. Membership fees: $15 per person, $25 per family, $5 student, $35 per business. Details: e-mail jmeyer13@utnet.utoledo.edu or call 419-530-1916.

•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. For ages 55 and older. Details: compassclubtoledo.com or 419-865-8848.

•Cygnets 4-H Club of Swan Creek, ages 5-18, invites new members. 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, gardening, cooking, creative arts, and sewing. The group meets the second Monday of each month. Call: 419-872-2091.

•Czech Dancers Polka Club holds dances from noon to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 2 p.m. some Sundays at the Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward, Fulton County, about once a month. Details: polkadancers.com or call 419-644-4271.

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

•Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Miniproject each month. Details: 734-854-6652.

•Glass City Singles Dances, Friday nights at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $7. Details: 734-856-8963 or toledosingles.com. No dance May 22 and 29.

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

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

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

•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday each month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee. RC, Sail, and Static boat runs held 1-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday each month. Guests welcome. Details: 419-472-1331.

•Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet meets monthly at the Ground Round Restaurant on Dussel Drive, Maumee, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday each month. Details: maumeevalleysaveapet.org or 419-471-3698.

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

•Newborns in Need, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Calvary Church, Glendale Avenue and Reynolds Road. Knit, sew, and crochet baby items for those in need in northwest Ohio. New volunteers and beginners welcome. Supplies provided. Details: 419-865-4470.

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

•Youth Baseball Instruction at Yankee Road Sports, 6581 Memorial Highway at Yankee Road, Ottawa Lake, Mich., ages 6-14, Group Sessions from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday; 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday and 5:30-7 p.m. Cost: $15. Individual P & H Sessions, Monday-Saturday. To schedule, call: Tim Best 419-460-1924 or coachtbest@bex.net, or www.ohiotrojans.com.



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