• Auto Tour at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 West State Rt. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Drive through seven miles of refuge normally closed to the public. Pick up a self-guided-tour brochure at the route entrance. Explore hands-on exhibits and watch a short film about the natural and cultural history of the Lake Erie marsh ecosystem and the Great Black Swamp at the refuge's Visitor Center. For information: fws.gov/midwest/ottawa or 419-898-0014.
• WIC Clinic, Municipal Building, 6000 Wales Rd., Thursday. Information: 419-354-9661.
• “Ties To The Past,” luncheon and program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Thursday, doors open 11:30 a.m., buffet at noon, program 12:30 p.m. Area women are invited to program. Special feature, Betty Matz, an apron collector; Lisa Feather, music; and speaker, Mary Haddad, “Survival and Success in the Search for Significance.” Reservations: Dorothy Francis, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.
• Ageless Wonders — “Out for Lunch,” La Forchetta di Pasqualone, 2022 Woodville Rd., 1 p.m. Thursday.
• Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of each month, Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 1400 State Park Rd., 419-691-3788.
• Toastmasters Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of 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. the second Thursday of the 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.
• 2011 Dance Team Kids' Clinic, grades K-5, Eastwood High School Gymnasium, 4900 Sugar Ridge Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday. Includes lunch and a T-shirt. Cost: $20 (payable to Eastwood High School). Pre-register: Coach Libby Dulaney, 419-606-8159, 419-833-3611 or email@example.com.
• Church at Cherry's Pub & Grub, 211 East Front St., 7 p.m., fourth Tuesday of each month. 419-287-4706.
• Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St., has new hours, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, excluding holidays. The pantry is for any Eastwood School District residents needing food. Current ID required. Office: 419-287-4182. The Good Samaritan Fund is for any Eastwood School District resident needing help with utilities and prescriptions.
• W.W. Knight Nature Center offering programs, 29530 White Rd.: Creative card and stationery design, 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays through Feb. 15, grades three through five, cost $65, supplies included; jewelry making, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays through Feb. 15, cost $65, supplies included. Animal Hide 'n' Seek, ages 6 and over, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Details: 419-661-1697.
• Owens Community College ABLE program offering free English classes for speakers of other languages at the Washington Local Campus, 3939 Wrenwood, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. 419-473-2364.
• Wood County Park District accepting Christmas trees through Monday. All decorations and tinsel must be removed. Drop-off areas: south terminus, Slippery Elm Trail in North Baltimore; park district headquarters in Bowling Green; William Henry Harrison Park in Pemberville; W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg. Information: Park District, 419-353-1897.
• Walleye Military Appreciation Night presented by Stautzenberger College, the Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., 7 p.m., Saturday. Includes: pre-game ceremonies, national anthem performance, Color Guard, special video, postgame Camo jersey auction. To purchase tickets (discounted tickets available for $13 each): toledowalleye.com/military, 419-725-9257, firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate tickets: Heroes In Action, heroesinaction.org, 419-699-3439. Proceeds to Heroes In Action.
• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Unity Celebration 2011, University of Toledo Savage Arena, 2801 West Bancroft St., 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday. Canned food donations will be accepted for the Martin Lutheran King Kitchen for the Poor. UT students needed to volunteer. To volunteer: unitedwaytoledo.org.
• Toledo Herpetological Society meeting, Toledo Natural Science and Technology Center, 5561 Elmer Drive, 7 p.m. January 20. Suzanne Husband, keeper at the Zoo will speak on the dangers of palm oil plantations to wildlife and the environment. Public welcome. Information: toledoherps.org.
• Autism Program Open House, Toledo Hearing & Speech Center, 3148 West Central Ave., two session: 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Monday. Snacks, tours, information. 419-241-6219.
• The Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, meeting at Education Center Auditorium in the Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd., social time 7 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Group meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through June, and is a support group for mothers, foster mothers, and guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032 or tmotc.org.
• Dental Center of Northwest Ohio provides dental care for underserved children and adults in 18 counties. For information, locations, and to schedule an appointment: 1-866-378-6965; 419-422-7664 in Findlay; 419-241-6215 in Toledo.
• The Chocolate Soiree a Junior League Fund Raiser, Crowne Plaza Toledo, 444 North Summit St., 7 p.m.-midnight, Jan. 22. Sweet event showcasing chocolate desserts, music by 56 Daze, silent auction, Golden Ticket Raffle, and more. Benefits to the mission of the Junior League of Toledo. Black tie optional. Tickets: $75; $50 league members; $125 for friends of the league. Information: 419-474-6262 or chocolate-soiree.com.
• Al-Anon family groups welcome and offers comfort to families of problem drinkers, meeting every week in the U.S. and Canada. For northwest Ohio meeting schedules, visit ToledoAl-Anon.org, call the answering service at 419-537-7500 or literature distribution at 419-382-5513. For further information about Al-Anon Family Groups, Al-Anon.Alateen.org or call 1-888-4AL-ANON.
• Divorced and Separated Support Group in the conference room at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 7-9 p.m., Tuesday. 419-381-1540.
• Glass City Singles Dance and Parties, Club Soda, 3922 Secor Rd., 5-9 p.m., Sunday. For singles 21 years and up. Information: toledosingles.com or 734-856-8963.
• Insurance Women of Toledo meeting at The Black Pearl, 4630 Heatherdowns Blvd., 5:30 p.m., Wednesday. Anyone in the insurance industry and related industries is welcome. Information: Sandy Dobbins, IWOT president, email@example.com.
• ALMA African Dance and Drum Classes 2011 being offered locally. For locations and information, firstname.lastname@example.org or almadancetoledo.com.
• Free English classes for speakers of other languages, Owens Community College ABLE Program, Washington Local campus, 3939 Wrenwood. Classes are Tuesdays through Thursdays. 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Also offered are free adult basic education classes, get your GED. Information: 419-473-2364.
• The Frogtown Froggy Museum special drawing for the Holiday season, Fort Industry Square, 136 North Summit St.. Win a prize package of frog games, books, and a stuffed froggy, drawing Jan. 22. Stop in and enter the contest by getting a ticket. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays, and by appointment. Museum is a nonprofit organization and admission is free, but donations are welcome. Information: 567-694-2351.
• University of Toledo baseball program providing several camps including pitching and catching, hitting, and comprehensive camp: Jan. 22, and Feb. 6. Camp will be run by the Toledo coaching staff and UT baseball players. Register at: toledobaseballcamps.com. Information: assistant coach Nick McIntyre, 419-530-3097 or email@example.com.
• Today and Beyond Ecumenical Bereavement Support Group, Christ the King Catholic Church, Parish Meeting Room, 4100 Harvest Lane, 6:30-8 p.m., every second Tuesday of the month. Information: Terry McKown, parish nurse, 419-475-4348. All faiths welcome.
• Parish Nurse Association meetings at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Parkway, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., every first Monday. Reservations: 419-320-8485.
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