Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society meets 7 p.m., Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 1400 State Park Rd., the last Thursday of each month. 419-691-3788.
Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday each month, Lake Michigan room, Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Drive. 419-836-5051.
Western Lake Erie Association meets at 7 p.m. second Thursday of month at Bay Park Community Hospital, Lake Erie room, 2801 Bay Park Drive. Learn about algal blooms, open-lake dumping, and fish kills. 419-691-3788.
St. Stephen Parish is hosting the 36th Annual Birmingham Festival from noon-9 p.m. Aug. 15 at Consaul and Genesee streets. Chicken paprikas and stuffed cabbage dinners, along with homemade Hungarian pastries in the school hall from 1-3 p.m. Hungarian dancers in the parking lot, where Tru Brew will perform from 5-9 p.m. Games, rides, bingo, and raffles.
Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor has scheduled narrated history and architectural tours aboard the Sandpiper boat on the Maumee River through September. The cruises travel upstream from downtown Toledo and visit such highlights as the SS Willis Boyer freighter, the grain elevators, the casino location, estate homes in Eagle Point Colony, and one of the nation's busiest railroad bridges. Historian Fred Folger will narrate the tours. Dates for the two-hour cruises are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9; 1 p.m. Sept. 5, and 1 p.m. Sept. 19. The cost is $18 per person, or $15 for members of any historical organization in the Maumee Valley. For reservations, call 419-537-1212.
Levis Square Concert Series: noon-1:30 p.m., Levis Square, Madison Avenue and North St. Clair Street downtown: Tomorrow: Johnny Rodriguez light rock. Aug. 19: The Swamp Kings blues-rock. Aug. 26: Glass City Steel steel drum-island music.
Jermain Park Shuffleboard Club plays 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week through September at Upton and North Cove. Call 419-824-5173.
4th Annual Josh Project Save a Life; learn to swim summer fund-raiser, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 640 Indiana Ave. Fun, food, homemade ice cream and music.
Kingston Healthcare will host a special USO dance, 7:30 to 11 p.m., Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd. Big Band Era with the Johnny Knorr Orchestra. Complimentary dessert provided by Kingston, and a full cash bar and concessions will be available. Cost: $5 per person.
2011 OSU Extension Master Gardener Training seeking volunteer, meeting at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. The meeting is free of charge and open to the public. Information: 419-578-6783.
Lawrence F. Monroe Memorial Golf Scramble, Aug. 21, South Toledo Golf Club, 3915 Heatherdowns Blvd. The entry fee is $75 and will cover 18 holes of golf, plus dinner. Tee time is 2 p.m. Proceeds go to scholarship awards for Maumee High School and Gateway Middle School students through the VFW-sponsored Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen essay contests. Register at LFMmemorial@gmail.com or call 419-381-2138. Other sponsorships are available. Registration deadline is Saturday.
Nature Photography Seminar by Mark Perry, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 28, Maumee Bay State Park Nature Center, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon. Free. Limited to 50 participants. Bring your cameras. RSVP: 419-304-4776.
Crafters needed for Tontogany Festival, 10:30a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday . Spaces cost $15. Call 419-823-3359 for details.
Craft and gift displayers invited to display at the 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19 show at the Gladieux Meadows, 4330 Heatherdowns Blvd. Rental information: leave message at 419-537-7657.
Canoe Trips on the Maumee: Otsego Canoe Livery open through Labor Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. At the intersection of State Rt. 235 and State Rt. 65, Grand Rapids Township. Reservations: 800-321-1897 or 419-353-1897 locally. woodcountyparkdistrict.org.
Canoe Trips on the Huron River, through Sept. 26. Park in the Huron River Valley Campground in Erie County's Milan Township; Erie Metroparks staff transport you to the starting point. Paddle down the Huron back to the campground. Two-hour trips begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. only on Sundays, $15 per canoe. Must register five days in advance. Directions: 419-627783, ext. 221 or visit eriemetroparks.org.
Free Basic Skills and GED classes at 18 locations, Penta Career Center Adult Education. Registration: 419-661-6555. Needle Arts
Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at Epworth United Methodist Church, Valley View and West Central Avenue, 6:30 p.m., third Monday each month.
Holey Toledo Knitters Guild, 6:30 p.m., third Wednesday of each month in Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. 419-537-9325.
Machine Embroidery Guild meets at 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, except August, at Hancock Fabrics, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania. Door prizes and show and tell at each meeting. 419-841-5373.
Photo Arts Club of Toledo, 7:30 p.m. first, third Thursdays of each month at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. photoartscluboftoledo.com.
EF Foundation for Foreign Study, a nonprofit organization, is looking for host families in the Greater Toledo area for students who are fluent in English. Host families are asked to provide “room and board” and qualify for a tax deduction. Single people, parents with children, and empty nesters are all welcome to apply. For more information, call Cathy Bruckert at 513-874-7548 or 800-871-2526 or check out the Web site at effoundation.org.
Co-Dependents Anonymous, 12-step support-recovery group, 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday. Notre Dame Provincial House, 3537 Secor Rd. at Monroe Street.
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