A Fourth of July celebration will be held from 4 p.m. to midnight July 4 at the VFW Post 2510, 617 2nd St. The public is invited to enjoy games, music, raffles, a dunk tank, and to watch the downtown Toledo fireworks from the parking lot. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share.
The Waite High School Class of 1989 will hold its 20 year class reunion Sept. 18 and 19. The reunion begins Sept. 18 at the Waite-Clay football game. A dinner dance will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Tickets are $50 per person. Information from Marcee Pettingill Brazier at Marceel13@hotmail.com.
All East Toledo residents of the Raymer and neighboring areas are invited to the Block Watch 422A meeting at 6 p.m. July 9 at Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. Parking is available in the lot next to the church, near White street. Meetings take place on the second Thursday of the month through fall at the above time and location.
The Millbury Golden Gang meets at noon July 2 for a picnic at the township hall s shelter house. Information, Wilma Smith, 419-836-9273.
The 16th annual Starr Spangled 5K Run takes place at 8 a.m. July 4 at Starr School, 3230 Starr Ave. Registration begins at 7 a.m. An online entry form can be found at toledoroadrunners.org. Information: 419-693-4058.
The Silver and Gold Club, sponsored by the Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home, is hosting a day trip to Detroit July 15 from the funeral home, 3500 Navarre Ave. The cost is $55 a senior and includes a Detroit Princess Riverboat Cruise, an all-you-can eat lunch, a visit to Greektown Casino, and time to explore. Boarding on the luxury motor coach starts at 8:30 a.m. Bus departs at 8:45 a.m. Return boarding starts at 5 p.m. The bus returns to the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. No cash refunds will be given. Send registrations by July 7 to: Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home, 3500 Navarre Ave., Oregon, OH, 43616. No phone reservations will be accepted.
All Saints Catholic Church will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., July 9; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., July 10, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 11 at the church, 628 Lime City Rd. July 11 is bag day. Lunch July 9 and 10.
St. Jerome s Church Festival will be held July 10-12 on the church grounds, 300 Warner St. Hours will be 5-midnight July 10, with music by the Rake Shakers. A pulled-pork platter is $8. July 11 hours are 5 p.m. to midnight with music by Haywire. Chicken paprikas dinners are $10. July 12 hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with music by Rocken Ron s DJ. Barbecue chicken dinner is $10.
Toledo historical and architectural cruises on the Maumee River aboard the Sandpiper boat are presented by the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor. The two-hour cruises take place from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 6 and from 8-10 p.m. Aug. 10. Local historian Fred Folger tells stories and points out sights. Cost is $18; or $15 for a member of any historical organization in the Maumee Valley. Reservations: 419-537-1212.
The Kitchen of Hope is held the last Friday of each month. This is a free hot dinner that is available to anyone who wishes to attend. Information and reservations from 419-874-4346.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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. For information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.
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 ore for more information, call Tim Best 419-460-1924 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.ohiotrojans.com.
The Woodward High School Class of 1969 will be holding its 40th year reunion Nov. 27 and Nov. 28. Reservations are a must and money is due by Aug. 30. Call Jerry Martz at 419-290-1601 or Claudia at 419-381-1976.