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Bowling Green

Boy Scout Half Marathon and Tenderfoot 5k at Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Sept. 1. Details: or email Don Snyder at Benefits Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Starting New At Golf clinic during the Andy Open Youth Golf Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club, 923 Fairview Ave., 9-11 a.m. Wednesday. Free for children ages 4-10 not participating in the tournament. Instructor: Mark Smith, PGA Professional. No registration required. Clinic takes about an hour to complete. Details: Bowling Green Community Center, 419-354-6225.

The Alzheimer’s Association hosting Caregiver Group at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Dr. , 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Facilitators: Jennifer Van Vorhis, 419-575-6251 or David Buenting, 419-352-7558.

East Toledo

Starboard Side Golf Classic at Chippewa Golf Club, 23550 W. State Rt. 579, Curtice, Aug. 10. Cost: $300/team and includes golf, meal, and beverage. To register or sponsor: Tracy Garufos, 419-691-1429 or Tim Martin, 419-691-1512. Benefits to East Toledo Family Center’s “hook a Kid on Golf” program and River East Associates.


Vietnam Combat Veterans Moving Wall at Depot Park, 353 Ottawa St., Aug. 9-13. Schedule: Ron Distel, 419-862-2344 or


Genoa Super Cruise-ins on Main St. in historic downtown 6 p.m. every last Tuesday of the summer months. To participate: Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, 419-855-2001.

Grand Rapids

Rhythm on the River Arts Series at the Wright Pavilion on the towpath, 4 p.m. Sunday. Performing will be Curtis Jr. and the Midnight Rockers, blues. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of inclement weather, event will be at the former Cousins Restaurant.


The Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society planning An Old Fashioned Holland Christmas and a talent show Dec. 8. Anyone interested in the talent show, respond as soon as possible. No age limit. Gaging interest. Contact: Karla Miller, 419-877-5008 or email or Elaine Sneider, 419-861-4618. Auditions to be held in November. Benefits scholarship fund.

Christmas in July Craft and gift show, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19. Benefits Cherry Street Mission, Humane Ohio, Salvation Army. Free admission. Free admission and parking. 419-320-8631 /

Lake Twp.

Ageless Wonders of Lake Township meeting for dinner at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon, 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Questions: 419-836-3811.


The Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor and Sandpiper Cruises will offer excursions in its Stories at Sunset series featuring the Maumee River, Promenade Park, downtown Toledo, 7-9 p.m. Monday. Travel downstream to the Marina District. Cost: $18, members of the local historical organization get $3 off ticket price. For reservations, 419-537-1212.

Screening of the award-winning documentary The Invisible War at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., 2 p.m. Aug. 25. This documentary is about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Suggested donation: $5. YWCA H.O.P.E. Center/Battered Women’s Shelter, 419-241-3235.

The Maumee Thunder Fastpitch tryouts for girls 8-16 years at Rolf Park pavilion, 2115 Cass Rd., registration 5:30 p.m., tryouts 6-8 p.m. Aug. 8. Bring glove, cleats, and necessary equipment. Rain date Aug. 9. Contact: Candy Robinson,; Brian Buck,; or Mark Uscilowski,

Maumee High School’s 2012 Soccer Alumni Game at the Maumee High School, women’s game 6:30 p.m., men’s game 8 p.m. Aug. 11. If you are am alumni interested in playing, registration is $15. Admission: $5. Contact: Doug Everhart, 419-944-5191.

Side Cut Explorer, Side Cut Park, 1025 W. River Rd., 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. Cruise along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal tow path in the Metroparks open air trolley. A naturalist will highlight scenery. Wheelchair accessible tram. Cost: $3. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.


Monclova Historical Foundation Centennial Celebration of the Old Monclova School at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., begins with parade at 11 a.m. Aug. 11. Details: 419-861-1336.


Oregon Community Theatre auditions for The Producers at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd., Toledo, 6 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8. Auditioners must be at least 16 years old, prepared to sing a Broadway showtune, dance, and read from script. Accompanist provided. Shows are Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 9-10. Details: 419-691-1398 or

Kornfest (Grain Festival) at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., barbecue chicken dinner 5-7 p.m., music 4-11 p.m. Saturday. Advanced tickets: Erich, 419-472-9721; Ron, 419-691-3537; Tim, 419-474-7604.

Senior Day Reflection at St. Charles Hospital in the Oregon Room, 2600 Navarre Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9. Topic: “Getting the Most Out of the Second Half” with guest facilitators, Deacon Jim and Ann Cavera. Cost: $10 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and Mass. Handicap accessible. Reservations by Sunday: Alice, 419-698-0405 or Joann, 419-698-1403.

Area Women are invited to “Fashion on a Budget” at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch buffet at noon Aug. 9. Speaker: Donna Merkiel, Stow, Ohio, a movie buss will share her love story “Lights, Camera, Action!” Style show. Music by Elijah Edwards of Genoa. Cost: $10.50 inclusive. Reservations contact: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.


Pemberville Children’s Theatre Workshop presents Flapper! in Historic Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $8 adults/$5 ages 15; available at Beeker’s General Store or by calling 419-287-4848. Information:

Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk and raffle at the Pemberville Fire Station, 104 Front St., registration noon, walk 1 p.m. Aug. 19. To register call Lori, 937-212-8270 or Bob, 419-352-0151.

Pemberville Quilt Show, Pemberville Elementary, 120 E. College Ave., 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17, and 3-6 p.m. Aug. 18. Entries accepted noon-7 p.m. Aug. 14. Quilt judging 9 a.m. Aug. 15 and quilt pick-up 7-8 p.m. Aug. 18. Details: Beth Sanders, 419-287-4619 or


The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Group at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Facilitator: Lynn Ritter. Details: 419-537-1999.

Owens College Community Band to begin its 2012-2013 season with rehearsals at Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Room 111, 30335 Oregon Rd., 3:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Aug. 20, except when the college is closed for vacations. Performances Sunday afternoons in the Owens Theater. Band members are Owens students, faculty, and area community members. Details email:

Cruise by the River Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, downtown Louisiana Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Nearly 300 classic and specialty cars. Details: or 419-872-6246.

OSU Extension Lucas County’s educational workshop for green industry personnel at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Topics: Insect/pests, plant selection, diagnostics, and best practices. Cost: $15. Registration materials: 419-578-6783.

Music at the Market with the Polka Zone, performing at Commodore Square, 140 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. In case of inclement weather, concerts will move to the Judy Beck Auditorium on the Commodore site. Details: 419-873-2787

Crime Scene Investigator Youth Camp for ages 13-17 years at Owens Community College’s Center for Emergency Preparedness, located on Tracy Rd. in Lake Township, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 7-9. Register: 800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2411.

First Fridays in downtown Perrysburg, 6-8 p.m. Friday. Features children’s art activities, music/other performance art, community art exhibits, street performers, horse carriage rides, and artisan vendors.

Perrysburg Day at BGSU, the Bowling Green State University Football will host Perrysburg Day at Doyt Perry Stadium, Stadium Dr., Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Idaho vs. BGSU. Fireworks after the game. All Perrysburg residents get a special rate, $8 ticket. Call ticket office 419-372-0000 or Mark Hazel, 419-372-2762.

Toledo Submariners scuba diving club meeting at Charlie’s Restaurant, 26555 Dixie Highway, Perrysburg, in the River Place Shopping Center, 7 p.m. every first Monday of the month. Anyone interested in scuba diving is invited to attend. Information:

Port Clinton

“Appetite for the Arts” An Evening with Amelia Air Art at the new Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 E. State Rd., Aug. 17, 18, and 19. Dress in vintage 30’s attire for a ticketed affair from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 17 with reservations only, $25 per person/$50 couple that will include food and music. There will be artwork, demonstrations, food vendors, and entertainment from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 18, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 19. Reservations: or


Backpack Magazine will be at Bass Pro Shops with presentation by Sheri and Randy Propster, Get Out More Tour Ambassadors, 10000 Bass Pro Blvd., 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

South Toledo

All Saints Lutheran Church Rummage sale, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday with $3 bag day. 419-865-7701.

Beverly Block Watch Meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Monday. Speaker: Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez.

Ecumenical Bereavement support group, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish’s Emmaus Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Title: Lucy Lettuce. Speaker: Susie Waible Rose and Rita Hoff. Contact: Rita Hoff, 419-724-4675 or

The Aurora Project’s Cousino Harris DKI Golf Classic at the Toledo Country Club, 3949 River Rd., registration 10 a.m., shotgun at noon Aug. 20. Lunch by City BBQ. Honorary Chair sports anchor and radio host Joe Rychnovsky along with his wife, Professional LPGA golfer, Janet Rychnovsky. An awards and recognition dinner will follow tournament. For details: 419-244-3200. Benefits the Aurora House and the women and children it serves.

Summer Creativity Camps at Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd., 8:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Aug. 17. Camps for children ages 5-14. Camper memberships $15 and $45 for family memberships per year. Camp fees: $110 for members and $120 for non-members. Details or to register: 419-531-2046 or

The Black Swamp Wood Carvers meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Common Space, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd. New members and guests welcome; no prior experience necessary.


Waterville Playshop auditions for the Wizard of Oz at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. Second St., adults from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11, children from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 11. Call-back auditions will be from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 12 for adults and children. Adults auditioning are to be prepared to sing 16 bars of music and should be able to dance while children auditioning should be prepared to sing. For further information contact: Inge Koppling, 419-353-7052 or Gary Buerk, 419-376-5756.


Village of Whitehouse enrichment class in Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 6 p.m. Aug. 13. Topic: 2020 Vision: The Case for Equities in the Decade Ahead,” with Matt Padgett from Edward Jones. Finger foods available for attendees.

Whitehouse Farmers’ Market, Providence Street, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 6. Information: 419-877-5383 or email This week’s event Chalk it Up Art Contest, kids of all ages with free prizes for each participant.

Wood County

“Feed Our Families” summer food program for those in the Northwest Section of Wood County including Perrysburg and Rossford at the Family Life Center, Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, beginning at noon every Friday through Aug. 17. Provided for families will be a hot lunch and a food distribution. On your first visit must show identification and proof of residency. If you plan to attend call 419-874-4346.

At the Library

Mott Branch Library

1085 Dorr St.; 419-259-5207.

Teen laptop cafe, 1:30 p.m. today. Sign up at the reference desk.

Waterville Branch Library

800 Michigan Ave.; 419-878-3055.

Lego Smackdown, 2-3:15 p.m. today. LEGO building contest for grades K-5. Registration is required.

Teen summer reading club party, 2-3 p.m. Thursday. For grades 6-12. Registration is required.

Birmingham Branch Library

203 Paine Ave.; 419-259-5210.

Teenspace, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Games, snacks, crafts, and more.

Summer reading club finale, 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Genoa Branch Library

602 West St.; 419-855-3380.

Story time, 11 a.m. Tuesdays.

Preschool story time, 11 a.m., Wednesdays.

Harris-Elmore Public Library

328 Toledo St., Elmore; 419-862-2482.

Preschool story time, 11 a.m., Wednesdays.

Oregon Branch Library

3340 Dustin Rd.; 419-259-5250.

Senior book discussion, first Friday of every month, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Reynolds Corners Branch Library

4833 Dorr St., Toledo; 419-259-5320.

Music with Zak Morgan, 1 p.m. today. Registration is required.

Walbridge Branch Library

108 N. Main St.; 419-666-9900.

Family story time, 11 a.m. Tuesdays.

Senior Citizens' Activities

Holland Community Senior Center

330 Oak Terrace Blvd.; 419-868-1340.

Weekdays: Hot lunches for seniors 60 and older. Reservations due by day before. Cost: $2.

Maumee Senior Center

2430 S. Detroit Ave.; 419-893-1994.

Open weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daily noon lunch; reservations due by noon the day before.

Computer lab is available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Classes on computer use are offered. Call for details.

Watercolor, drawing, and oil/acrylics classes offered in six-week sessions. Call for times and fees.

Monclova Community Center

8115 Monclova Rd.; 419-861-1336.

Weekly lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, $2 donation. Reservations due the Monday before.

Body recall exercise at 9:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Free 60-plus health screenings, 1:30-3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month.

East Toledo Senior Activities Center

1001 White St.; 419-691-2254.

Offering daily lunches, occasional day trips, and athletic programs.

Free painting classes, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday at Navarre Park Shelter House, 1001 White St., using acrylics, watercolors, and oils.

Housekeeping services for seniors 60 or older in East Toledo or Oregon. Cost is $10 per hour for members and $16 per hour for nonmembers. 419-691-2254.

Genoa Senior Center

514 Main St.; 419-855-4491.

Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; $3.

JWH Oregon Senior Center

5760 Bayshore Rd.; 419-698-7078.

Open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. daily. Suggested donation is $2.50 for seniors 60 and older, $5.32 for others; reservations due 24 hours in advance.

Activities: bingo, fitness, line dancing, bunco, euchre, health screenings.

Perrysburg Area Senior Center

140 W. Indiana Ave.; 419-874-0847.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. YMCA instructor. Cost: $20 for 8 weeks paid in advance or $1 per session paid at each session to site manager. Registration required with advanced payment.

Bible study, 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Open to all denominations.

Acoustic jam session, 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday.

Bridge, 1 p.m. every Tuesday in July.

Zumba Gold course, 9 a.m. every Thursday. $2 per class. Call for information and registration.

Northeast Area Senior Center

705 N. Main St., Bowling Green; 419-260-3228

Yoga for Arthritis by video, 10:15 a.m. every Monday and Thrusday. Designed for beginners and the physically fit.

Friday: Mugs and muffins, 12:30 p.m.

Trip to Sterling House, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Reservations required.

Wii Wheel of Fortune, 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Wood County Senior Center

305 N. Main St., Bowling Green; 419-353-5661

Wii bowling, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Fridays.

Writers’ group, 10 a.m. Thursdays. Registration required.

Watercolor art courses, 10 a.m. Fridays. Bring your own supplies.

Light weight training, 10-11 a.m. Thursday through Aug. 30. Registration required.



VFW Commodore Perry Post 3338 big breakfast, 2231 South Ave., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday. Cost: $4. 419-385-0153.


Chicken barbecue at St. Peter Lutheran Church (Blackberry), 17877 W. State Rt. 579, Martin, Ohio, 11 a.m. until sold out Sunday. Menu: barbecue chicken, coleslaw/applesauce, baked potatoes, sweet corn (if available), rolls, and dessert. Cost: 1/2 chicken dinner $8.50; 1/4 chicken dinner $7. 419-836-8903.

Eagle Cafe offers lunch and dinner, Maumee Eagles, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, $4.95; dinner 5-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday, $4.95. Carryout available. For menu: 419-893-3952 or

Fish fries

Maumee Eagles 2562, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, 5-8 p.m. every Friday. All-you-can-eat pollock for $7.95 (dine-in only). Also available: perch, steaks, chicken strips at various prices. 419-893-3821.


Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Chris (Johnson) Stoker at the VFW Post 3338, 2231 South Ave., dinner 2-6 p.m., DJ begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. Dinner includes: spaghetti, salad, garlic toast, and dessert. Cost: $7. Gift baskets, TV, and more will be raffled.


Miami Children’s Home family and friends reunion at the Wolcott House, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Calling all past employees and residents. For details Facebook: Miami Children’s Home “Homies” Reunion News & Etc., Reunion 2012 or call Debbie Wilcox-Gehr, 419-461-2813.

Divine Word Seminary all school reunion at Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Aug. 17-19. All former students, teachers, and workers from all years invited. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday with Father Tom Umbras. Saturday banquet cost $35 per person, reservations required by Sunday. Details contact: Mike Cousins (class of ‘65), 888-276-6536; email,; Web site,

Bowsher High School class of 1977 - 35th reunion at Maumee River Yacht Club, Aug. 11. Reservations due by Friday. For reservations and details email:

DeVilbiss class of 1952 60-year reunion Friday and Saturday. Contact: Richard (Dick) Smalley, or 407-234-7873.

DeVilbiss class of 1957 55th-year reunion, Friday and Saturday. Contact: Dee Talmage, or 419-304-9321.

DeVilbiss class of 1962 50-year reunion, Friday and Saturday. Looking for classmates. Contact

Waite High School class of 1967 45th reunion at Bayside Boardwalk in Oregon, Saturday. Contact: Kathy Mastakas Danyi at or 419-836-7413.

Monclova Historical Foundation, marking school building’s 100th year with an alumni dinner Aug. 10 and Aug. 11. Details: Dorothy Bunde, 419-865-2886; Thelma Zwyer, 419-865-4578; Dayle Reed, 419-866-0297; Donna Parker, 419-878-3115; or Martha Strayer, 419-865-4008. Monclova Historical Foundation and Community center, 419-861-1336.

USS Redpoll (AMS-57) reunion of 1953-1958 shipmates at Put-In-Bay Resort Center, on Lake Erie in Put-In-Bay, Aug. 19-22. For information: Joe Goldberg, 239-454-2714.

Waite High School class of 1962 at Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg, Sept. 14-15. Details: Rosemary, 419-215-4733 or Bob, 419-878-3540.

Maumee High School class of 1962 reunion at Belmont Country Club, Perrysburg, Sept. 15. Details: Sue DeGelnor, 419-893-2207; Nancy Schneider, 419-893-4708; Mike Hertzfeld, 419-872-0955; Buddy Motter, 419-290-3563; Larry Kanary, 419-893-1501; Sue Willier, 419-350-3207.

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