Mayor Mark A. Stoner will hold A Moment with the Mayor at Fire Station House 1, 2100 Tracy Rd., 3-4 p.m. Wed. Residents can voice concerns or offer suggestions, and meet individually with the mayor on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a specific meeting time, call City Clerk Lynn Goertz, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Northwood Weight Loss Challenge, Josie Reinhart Community Center, 6000 Wales Rd., 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through April 20. Nutrition classes, personalized health and wellness, weight management coaching, and weight loss challenges. Cost: $35 for 13 weeks. $30 goes toward the cash payout and $5 for materials. Penalties assessed. To register: 419-843-4200, 419-340-8323.
Oregon Fest 2011 planning meeting Tuesday. Open to all groups and individuals. Call 419-691-7060 for time and location.
Chili Cook-off, James Wes Hancock Oregon Senior Center at St. Michael's Center, 4001 Navarre Ave., 4:30-8 p.m., Feb. 18. Chili, raffles and live entertainment. To enter your chili or to purchase tickets for $5: 419-698-7078.
"Theology with Toast" second Wednesday of each month at Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 South Wynn Rd., 10 a.m. Coffee, tea, and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Information: Alice, 419-698-0405, or Ruth, 419-691-9723.
Bayside Boardwalk "Heart to Heart" luncheon and program, Thurs., 2759 Seaman St., doors open 11:30 a.m., buffet noon, program, 12:30 p.m. Full price: $10.50 inclusive. Special feature: Dorothy Bryan from Cake Art and Supplies in Toledo, "Making Cakes and Candies," music by Mackenzie Bensch, and speaker Amy Gardner, "Laughter to Joy." Reservations: Dorothy Francis 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.
Toastmasters Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday 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. 419-691-3788.
2011 Eastwood After Prom Committee planning two fund-raisers Reverse Raffle for Feb. 26, Luckey Legion Hall, and Quarter Frenzy, March 13, Pemberville Legion Hall. Water/pop cases, prize donations, and volunteers/workers needed. For information, donations, or to help with the events contact: Anita Primeau, 419-287-4163, Cheryl Frobose, 419-345-1162, Nancy Foster, 419-833-1517, Sherrie Twining, 419-704-7156 or Marjorie Flores, 419-351-7294.
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.
Owens Community College Literacy Committee presents 'Persepolis' Film Screening and discussion, College Hall Room 100, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township, 2 p.m., Tuesday. Growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Free. Information: 567-661-2987 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2987.
Square and Contra Dancing, Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Highway, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday. Beginning and experienced dancers welcome. No partner necessary. Wear cool, comfortable clothing. Music by Marlin Whitaker. Admission: $6 members; $7 students; and $9 adults.
Toledo Opera Gala, The Romance of the Ring with soloists Deborah Mayer, soprano; Michael Hayes, tenor; and Gustav Andreassen, bass with the Toledo Symphony, at the Peristyle, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 8 p.m., Saturday. Tickets: $30; student tickets available one-half hour prior to curtain for $10; senior citizen and group discounts also available. Tickets: ToledoOpera.org or 419-255-7464. Wagnerian soprano Jane Eaglen will speak about her life, career and challenges of singing Wagner's music in the Green Room, 7 p.m., Saturday.
The Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society presents Jazz Master, Delfeayo Marsalis. Free public lecture at University of Toledo Center For Performing Arts, Recital Hall, 2801 West Bancroft St., 7:30 p.m., Thurs., with Matthew Wikander, UT professor of English, "When It Sounds Good, It Is Good: Duke Ellington on Shakespeare." Master Class by Delfeayo Marsalis for students in the Recital Hall, 3:30 p.m., Sunday. Concert For Lovers with Delfeayo performing "Sweet Thunder" honoring Duke Ellington and Shakespeare at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St., 7:30 p.m., Monday, tickets, $75, $45, and $25, 419-246-8000.
The Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, meeting in the Croxton Auditorium at the Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd., social time 7 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Support group for mothers, foster mothers, and guardians of multiple births meets the second Thursday of each month through June. 419-472-5032 or tmotc.org.
The Greater Toledo Volkswagen Club annual winter meeting at Tony Packo's Restaurant, 1902 Front St., noon, Sunday. New members welcome.
Glass City Singles Valentine's Day dance party, Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., 6-10 p.m., Sunday. Raffle and more. Cost: $10. Information: 734-856-8963.
Festive Gala: Mayor Mike Bell and Toledo Sister Cities International will sign a Sister City pact with a delegation from Hyderabad (a city in the province of Sindh, Pakistan), then host a gala dinner to celebrate at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., 6 p.m., Tuesday. Featuring ethnic music, food, and a fashion show. The Mayor and TSCI are inviting political leaders from all over Northwest Ohio and the public. Tickets: $35. Checks may be made payable to Toledo Sister Cities International with "Toledo-Hyderabad Committee," in the memo line. Information and registration, Dr. Ali, 419-908-0440, or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Weinberg, 419-535-3214.
Nourishing Our Children -- Part 2, Grace Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 4441 Monroe St., 6-8 p.m., Feb. 22. Topics: toxins in our environment and how to avoid them, touching on fluoride, MSG, and others. Donations are welcome. Reservations: Kris, 419-836-7637 or visit WAPFToledo.org.
Foster Care and Adoption Classes; Lucas County Children Services seeking foster and adoptive families. Accelerated training session will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, Feb. 19 through March 26. Classes cover two topics each day. To register for the free classes, which are required for anyone seeking to become a foster or adoptive parent, or to get more information, call 419-213-3336 or lucaskids.net. Additional training sessions will be offered in June, September, and October.
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.
Valentines Passion: Chocolate and Candlelight at Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, 7-9 p.m., Sunday. Self-guided winter walk along a wooded candlelit trail. Desserts, hot cocoa, and soft music at the lodge. Cost: $10 per person. Reservations: 419-407-9701.
Sweetheart Dinner Dance, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, 5 p.m.-midnight,, Saturday. Dinner: steak or shrimp. Music by Sneakers Band. Cost: $15. Details: maumeeeagles.com or 419-893-3952.
Toledo Astronomical Association and Olander Park System conducting a public viewing (weather permitting) at the Nederhouser Community Hall of Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 7-9 p.m., Friday. Free. Information: Frank Merritt, 419-535-8775, email@example.com.
The Fort Meigs Bentley Lecture Series, Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 29100 West River Rd., Perrysburg, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17. Denver Brunsman, assistant professor of history, Wayne State University, will present "Revolutionary Detroit: The Making of a British Loyalist Stronghold." Information: 800-283-8916 or fortmeigs.org or ohiohistory.org.
Toledo/Lucas County Chapter of Project Linus is having its annual "Make A Blanket Day" at Sonflower Quilts, Saxon Square, 6600 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 19. Sewers and nonsewers are welcome. All blankets made benefit the Foster Children of Lucas County, Mercy's Children's Hospital, and Toledo Children's Hospital. To register: Sonflower Quilts, 419-885-4438.
Lupus Foundation of America, Northwest Ohio and Michigan Chapter Inc. fundraiser, the Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend, 9250 Township Rd. 208, Findlay, 6 p.m., March 5. Limited amount of tickets available, 419-423-9313.
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