Birmingham Ethnic Festival at St. Stephen Church, corner of Consaul and Genesee streets, beginning at noon-10 p.m. with entertainment of dancing and music Aug. 18; and noon-9 p.m. Aug. 19. Chicken Paprikas dinners will be available for purchase from noon-3 p.m.
Starboard Side Golf Classic at Chippewa Golf Club, 23550 W. State Rt. 579, Curtice, Friday. Various contest and raffles. Cost: $300/team and includes golf, meal, and beverage. To register or sponsor call: 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.
The Black Swamp Arts Festival in downtown Bowling Green, Sept. 7-9. Festival will feature a variety of visual artists from across the country, local and national musical acts, an interactive youth art area, music, food, fine art and craft show, juried art show, and more. For details: blackswamparts.org.
Boy Scout Half Marathon and Tenderfoot 5k at Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Sept. 1. For details and rules visit: SoaringEagleRuns.org or email Don Snyder at email@example.com. Proceeds to Erie Shores Council, Boy Scouts of America.
The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a 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.
Vietnam Moving Wall at Elmore American Post 279, 279 Veterans Ave., opens at 11 a.m. Thursday through Monday. Opening ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, closing ceremony at 2 p.m. Monday. There will be food available. Live music nightly. Further details: Ron Distel, 419-862-2344.
Elmore Kiwanis is sponsoring an evening at the Mud Hens game 6 p.m. Sept. 2. Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers. Tickets: $12 per person and may be purchased by contacting Dick Kuhlman, 419-862-2417, Georgiana Huizenga, 419-862-3533 or firstname.lastname@example.org or any Kiwanis member. A fireworks show after the game.
Toledo Dog Training sponsors Shy Souls Dog Training workshop fund-raiser, 6128 Merger Dr., 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 20. Learn simple yet effective skills in training your dog. Workshop is free, but Toledo Dog Training asks that you bring a monetary donation for Cavalier Rescue USA. There will also be a satellite location at South Suburban Animal Hospital at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Pre-registration required. Call Tonya Wilhelm, 419-699-7785 or ToledoDogTraining.com.
Glass City Singles Masquerade Ball for singles 21 and up at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 8 p.m.-midnight Aug. 17, cost $8. Information: toledosingles.com or 734-856-8963.
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. Special raffle for the Zimmerman Family. Free admission and parking. Free prizes. Raffles, food. Mom to Mom Sale. Special free gifts for kids. 419-320-8631 or email@example.com.
Ageless Wonders of Lake Township meeting for dinner at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon, 5 p.m. Wednesday. Questions: 419-836-3811.
International Days along Main St. (State Route 163), 8-10 p.m. Aug. 17, 1-10 p.m. Aug. 18, and 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 19. Live entertainment, dancing, arts, crafts, and food. The Halupki Festival will be Aug. 19, featuring old country foods.
Leaders at the YWCA H.O.P.E. Center hosting the screening of the new, award-winning documentary The Invisible War at Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., 2 p.m. Aug. 25. This documentary reveals the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. Admission/suggested donation: $5. YWCA H.O.P.E. Center/Battered Women’s Shelter, 419-241-3235.
Cement Leaf Birdbath and Leaf necklace, Side Cut Metropark’s Maintenance Building, 1025 W. River Rd. at Wayne Street parking lot, 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Cost: $20 includes materials for both crafts. Reservations, 419-897-8663.
Maumee Thunder fast pitch tryouts for girls 8-16 years at Rolf Park pavilion, 2115 Cass Rd., registration 5:30 p.m., tryouts 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Bring glove, cleats, etc. Rain date Thursday. Contact: Candy Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org; Brian Buck, email@example.com; or Mark Uscilowski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maumee High School’s 2012 soccer Alumni soccer game at the Maumee High School, women’s game 6:30 p.m., men’s game 8 p.m. Saturday. Maumee High School alumni player registration is $15. Admission: $5. Contact: Doug Everhart, 419-944-5191.
Second Annual Bow Wow Bash at the Maumee Summer Fair, Conant and Broadway streets, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18. Details: Maumeesummerfair.com or contact Taylor at the Maumee Chamber, 419-893-5805.
Side Cut Explorer, Side Cut Park, 1025 W. River Rd., 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Tuesday through October. 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.,10 a.m.-5 p.m. with parade at 11 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are needed to serve as guides for the museum, training provided. Details or to volunteer: 419-861-1336.
“Cropping for Kids,” scrapbooking fund-raiser with the Lutheran Homes Society Family and Youth Services at Blackmon Alternate Learning Center, 40 S. Wheeling St., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $30 all day or $25 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a chance to win giveaways included. There will scrapbooking supplies, jewelry, and massage therapy available. Information: Aimee Kaminski, 419-693-1520, ext. 309 or email email@example.com.
Oregon Community Theatre is holding auditions for The Producers at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd., Toledo, 6 p.m. today and Wednesday. Auditioners must be at least 16 years old, prepared to sing a Broadway show tune, dance, and read from the script. An accompanist provided. Shows are Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 9-10. Details: 419-691-1398 or oregoncommunitytheatre.org.
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 Thursday. Speaker: Donna Merkiel, Stow, Ohio, a movie buss will share her love story “Lights, Camera, Action!” Style show from the Clothes Mentor in Perrysburg. Music by Elijah Edwards of Genoa. Cost: $10.50 inclusive. Reservations contact: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owens College Community Band to begin their 2012-2013 music season with rehearsals will be at Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Room 111, 30335 Oregon Rd., 3:30-5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday beginning Aug. 20, except when the college is closed for vacations. Performances will be on Sunday afternoons in the Owens Theater. Band members are Owens students, faculty, and area community members. Community band musicians are welcome to participate at no cost. Details: email@example.com.
Owens Community College’s Express Four-Person Golf Scramble at the Spuyten Duyval Golf Club, 9501 Central Ave., Sylvania, 8 a.m. Aug. 18. Featuring 18 holes of golf, lunch, and an awards program. Fee: $75 per player and all proceeds benefit the men’s golf program. For information or to register: 567-661-2643 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2643.
Perrysburg Day at BGSU, the Bowling Green State University Football will host Perrysburg Day at Doyt Perry Stadium, Stadium Drive, Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Idaho vs. BGSU. Fireworks after the game. $8 ticket for Perrysburg residents. Call ticket office 419-372-0000 or Mark Hazel, 419-372-2762.
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.
Music at the Market with the Groovemaster, performing at Commodore Square, 140 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. In case of inclement weather, concerts will move inside to the Judy Beck Auditorium on the Commodore site. Details: 419-873-2787
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.
“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. 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 and details: firstname.lastname@example.org or portclintonarts.org.
Rossford High School Athletic Boosters kick-off party at IBEW Local 245, 705 Lime City Rd., 6-11 p.m. Aug. 18. Meet the 2012-2013 athletic coaches. Silent auction. Free. Must be 21 and over. Bring a dish to share. Adult beverages and music provided.
Ecumenical Bereavement support group, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish’s Emmaus Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 3-4:30 p.m. today. Title: Lucy Lettuce. Speaker: Susie Waible Rose and Rita Hoff. Contact: Rita Hoff, 419-724-4675 or email@example.com.
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.
Roche de Boeuf Festival in Historic Downtown Waterville scheduled for Sept. 22. Details watervillechamber.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-878-5188.
Cherished Friends of Ahava Golf Fore Hope at Fallen Timbers Fairways, 7711 Timbers Blvd., registration 8 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Cost: $70 per person and $280 per team. Registration includes 18 holes, golf cart, steak dinner, refreshments, awards, and prizes. To register call 419-308-1764. Benefits the spa’s Special Guest Program for patients with cancer.
A Community-based glass mosaic project sponsored by the Waterville Area Arts Council that will be on permanent display at the Waterville Branch Library. Artist selected as the illustrator is Alison Quinn. The project invites community members to actively participate in creating a 13x6 feet glass mosaic mural, with Gail Christofferson, to lead art sessions in September and October. Information the Silver Lining Gallery, 419-441-0025 or silverliningart.com.
Knitting Notes at Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St., 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Knitting techniques, materials, and tips with Sue Davis and Elaine Robinson. Beginning knitters welcome. Program is free and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Reservations: 419-441-0025 or email email@example.com.
Waterville Playshop holding auditions for the Wizard of Oz at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. Second St., adults from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, children from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Call back auditions will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday 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. Information: Inge Koppling, 419-353-7052 or Gary Buerk, 419-376-5756.
Anthony Wayne Crew Team car wash at Yark Chevrolet, 9830 Route 64, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Donations. All proceeds to support Anthony Wayne High School Crew Club. To donate or sponsor: firstname.lastname@example.org or anthonywaynecrew.com.
Blue Creek Open House, Blue Creek Conservation Area, White Barn on Schadel Rd., 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Get to know Nature’s Nursery and Blue Creek. Live animals and a native seed bank. Free.
Village of Whitehouse enrichment class in Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 6 p.m. Monday. Topic: “2020 Vision: The Case for Equities in the Decade Ahead,” with Matt Padgett from Edward Jones. Finger foods available. Learn about equities and being an equity investor.
Whitehouse Farmers’ Market, downtown on Providence St. next to the Wabash Cannonball Bike Trail, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 6. Information: 419-877-5383 or email email@example.com. This week’s event Chalk it Up Art Contest, kids of all ages with free prizes for each participant.
“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.
Monclova Historical Foundation, marking school building’s 100th year with an alumni dinner Friday and Saturday. 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.
50-year class reunion, Waite High School class of 1962, at Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg, Sept. 14-15. Details: Rosemary, 419-215-4733, or Bob, 419-874-3111.
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. Waite High School graduates, class of 1944 meeting at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday 7/11 of each month at various restaurants. Call Joyce, 734-224-0352
At the Library
Mott Branch Library
1085 Dorr St.; 419-259-5207.
Mott’s Community Garden, Monday-Friday. Learn about gardening. Call for times.
Rossford Public Library
720 Dixie Hwy.; 419-666-0924.
Friends of the Rossford Library Book Sale, preview night for members only, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 16, and for the public 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18. Bag Day, Aug. 20.
ABLE Mobile Benefit Bank, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality representative will be at the library from 3-5 p.m. every third Monday of the month to assist people with basic legal issues and applications for public benefits.
Birmingham Branch Library
203 Paine Ave.; 419-259-5210.
Teenspace, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Games, snacks, crafts, and more.
Genoa Branch Library
602 West St.; 419-855-3380.
Story time, 11 a.m. every Tuesday.
Book discussion groups: morning group meets the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m.; evening group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Harris-Elmore Public Library
328 Toledo St., Elmore; 419-862-2482.
Summer Reading Party for participants in the summer reading club can stop in from 3:30-6:30 p.m. for snacks and crafts on Aug. 16.
Preschool story time, 11 a.m., every Wednesday.
Locke Branch Library
703 Miami St., Toledo; 419-259-5310.
Retooling Your Life — Getting the Skills You Need. Set up an email account, learn how to search or apply for a job online, and update your resume. Call for a one-hour appointment. Free.
Oregon Branch Library
3340 Dustin Rd.; 419-259-5250.
Senior book discussion, first Friday of every month, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Bay Chapter book review and discussion, 1 p.m. third Tuesday of every month.
Walbridge Branch Library
108 N. Main St.; 419-666-9900.
Family story time, 11 a.m. Tuesdays.
Way Public Library
101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg; 419-874-3135.
Reel Opinions with Deadliest Battle: Stalingrad, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16.
Job Leads Group, 7 p.m. Aug. 20.
Senior Citizens' Activities
East Toledo Senior Activities Center
1001 White St.; 419-691-2254.
Volunteer painting instructor needed; if interested, call listed number at extension 202.
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.
Pemberville Area Senior Center
220 Cedar St., 419-287-4109.
Mouserzise, computer mouse session, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration suggested.
Trivia, 11:45 a.m. Friday.
Mystery Supper trip, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Cost: $2, dinner on your own. Registration required.
Rossford Area Senior Center
400 Dixie Hwy., 419-666-8494.
The health benefits of laughter with Lisa Myers at 12:30 p.m. today.
Back To Basics: common items found in the home that have many uses, 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.
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.
Northeast Area Senior Center
705 N. Main St., Bowling Green; 419-260-3228
Movie: War Horse, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Registration required.
Yoga for Arthritis by video, 10:15 a.m. every Monday and Thursday.
Trip to Sterling House, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Reservations required.
Wii Wheel of Fortune, 12:30 p.m. today.
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.
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.
Perrysburg Area Senior Center
140 W. Indiana Ave.; 419-874-0847.
Gadget Club, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday in Aug.
Grocery shopping, by appointment. Reservations required.
Jam session, 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday.
Bridge, 1 p.m. every Tuesday.
Zumba Gold course, 9 a.m. every Thursday. $2 per class. Information: call Cheryl Fix, 419-874-0847.
Wood County Senior Center
305 N. Main St., Bowling Green; 419-353-5661
Class: Club F.I.T. (Fitness Interactive Teaching) will provide you with information on strengthening and stretching, taught by a local physical therapist, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays in August.
Wii bowling, 1 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
Mystery Restaurant Trip, 4 p.m. Aug. 13. Cost: $2 and dinner on own, $15-$20. Registration required. Call Megan or Holly.
VFW Commodore Perry Post 3338 big breakfast, 2231 South Ave., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 19. Cost: $4. 419-385-0153.
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. Carry-out available. For menu: 419-893-3952 or maumeeeagles.com.
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.