The Maritime Academy of Toledo’s “Welcoming Reception” celebrating the arrival of USS De Wert, HMCS Ville de Quebec, USS Hurricane, USCG Mobile Bay, and the Flagship Niagara, ships that are a part of Navy Week scheduled to arrive between 3-5 p.m. Reception will be held at the Maritime Academy of Toledo, 803 Water St., 2-6 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy the arrival of the ships from one of four balconies at the school overlooking the Maumee River and pier. A Niagara Gun Salute will take place at 3 p.m. and the Navy Band will perform. Food and beverages provided. Cost: $150 per person or $200 per couple. Details: 419-244-9999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations support the school, its uniform fund for disadvantaged students, and navigation simulator upgrades.
“The Red Benefit” Concert and Art Show for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Threshold Church on the University of Toledo Campus, 3059 W. Bancroft, 7 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 1. Performances by the Strong Talk, Bloody Holly, and Pitch Red. Artists’ works by Nick Petrillo, Nick Runckel, Vivian Ivey, and Vince Garcia.Tickets: $5. Details: Anna, 419-356-8039.
Bonofest, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, 1105 Elliston Rd. just off State Rt. 2, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 2. Barbecue chicken and ham dinners will be available. Carry out available. Raffles, bingo, games, ethnic food, and music.
The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University will hold open auditions for the University Choral Society’s 2012-2013 season at the College of Musical Arts, 1031 Moore Musical Arts Center. Highlights of the season will included Handel’s Messiah and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Chorus rehearses 7:30-9:30 Tuesdays, with first rehearsal scheduled for Aug. 28. For more information and/or to schedule an audition, call 419-372-2181.
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.
Genoa Super Cruise-ins on Main St. in historic downtown 6 p.m. Aug. 28.To participate (free registration) call: Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, 419-855-2001.
Rhythm on the River Arts Series with North Coast Big Band (Swing music) at Wright Pavilion located on the towpath between the canal and the Maumee River at the end of Lincoln St., 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Ottawa County Historical Society’s annual potluck picnic for members and guests at the Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., cooking demonstration 4:30 p.m. followed by picnic Wednesday. Demonstration by Ray Machar at the restored Keeper’s House fireplace. Bring a dish to pass. Reservations: Kathy Leonard, 419-734-9365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories in the Park: Little Red Riding Hood for ages 5-8 years at Side Cut, Maumee Rotary Centennial Pavilion, 1025 W. River Rd., 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. A librarian reads a tale or two before participants hit the trail to see what the real story is out in the park. Each program includes an activity and craft. Reservations needed by calling 419-407-9701. Cost: $5.
Leaders at the YWCA H.O.P.E. Center hosting the screening of the new, award-winning documentary The Invisible War at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., 2 p.m. Saturday. This documentary is about one of our country’s most shameful and best-kept secrets that 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.
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.
Inprocess holding auditions for Northwood’s Got Talent Show at Great Eastern Shopping Center, 2662 Woodville Rd., noon-4 p.m. Sept. 9. Musicians, comedians, skits, singers, dramatic readers (poets), dancers, magicians, and actors. Details: Cindy Below, 419-721-9467 or Tracy Swartz, 419-837-1004.
Monarch Festival at Maumee Bay State Park at the Milton B. Trautman Nature Center near Quilter Lodge, 1400 State Park Rd., noon Sept. 2. Festivities include games, informational slide show, butterfly crafts, cookie decorating, and an audience-participation release of butterflies. Demonstrations are free. For children to participate in the crafts cost is $3 for a wristband. Proceeds to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation. Further information: 419-836-9117.
Johlin Black Swamp Cabin: Open House at Pearson Park, 4600 Starr Ave. (Lallendorf Rd. at State Route 2), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For all ages. Meet the lady of the house dressed in period clothing, lend a hand with daily chores or just explore. Free. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.
Area Men and Women are invited to “Outdoor Adventure” evening dinner and program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., dinner 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Speaker: Ron Rightnower. Special feature: Theresa Cleland from Cleland’s Outdoor World. Singer: Skip Jacobs. Cost: $10.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633. Sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection.
German-American Festival at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, and noon-11 p.m. Sunday. Details: germanamericanfestival.net or gafsociety.org/fest.htm.
Oregon Democratic Club Corn Roast at Dunberger Post 4925 Pickle Rd., 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Information contact: Kollin Rice, 419-697-2424.
Toledo Lighthouse meets at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 1750 State Park Rd. #2, 7 p.m. Aug. 30. Details: Jean, 419-874-6704 or toledolighthouse.org.
Serenity Farm, Inc. - 5th Annual 2k/5k Fun Family Walk/Run in front of the Fire Hall, 104 E. Front St., registration 9 a.m., 5k 10 a.m., 2k 10:15 a.m. Sept. 15. Event is to raise funds to provide therapeutic riding and equine assisted counseling programs for children and adults in our community. Cost: $5 children under 10; $15 all other. Sponsorships available. Registration, pledge sheets, and details: serenityfarm.org or 419-833-1308.
The 577 Foundation offers Programs for adults and children, 577 E. Front St.: Tai Chi in the Garden, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays in Sept., no fee; Ethnic Food made easy, 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 7, fee $15; Saturday Pottery featuring trimming, 9 a.m.-noon or 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, fee $13. Classes are limited. For reservations and other classes offered call 419-874-4174 or 577foundation.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, 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.
Music at the Market with the Navy Band, 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
2nd Annual Ride for Rebekah’s Haven at Signature Harley Davidson, 1176 Professional Dr., registration 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. The run will be a self guided tour along the Maumee River arriving at Rebekah’s Haven for a cookout and ice cream sundae bar. Cost: $20 solo rider and $25 rider/passenger. Mail pre-registration with payment payable to Rebekah’s Haven by Sept. 1 (T-shirt available with pre-registration): Rebekah’s Haven, Attn: Mary, c/o 1917 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43604.
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.
Tammy’s Walk in memory of Tammy Bowlin-Macrae (domestic violence homicide victim) at Walbridge Park Gazebo, Broadway St. across from the zoo, registration 8:30 a.m., 2.5 mile walk 9:30 a.m. Saturday. All proceeds will benefit local Lucas County communities through Advocates for Victims and Justice, Inc. Cash and checks acceptable. Information: Robin, 419-508-6152.
The Believe Center will celebrate the Feed Lucas County Children’s 10th birthday, 1 Aurora Gonzalez Dr. near Anthony Wayne Trail and South Ave., 4-7 p.m. Friday. Join us for food, music, giveaways, and more.
Ecumenical Bereavement Support Group at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish, Emmaus Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Title: The Positive Power of Grief. Speaker: Susie Waible-Rose. Contact: Rita Hoff, 419-724-4675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Euchre Tournament at Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St., 1 p.m. until finish, Sept. 1. Entry fee: $10 and includes lunch. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. No smoking. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.
Walking Tour starting at Robbins House Museum, 114 S. River Rd., 2 p.m. Saturday. The Waterville Historical Society’s museums will be open from 1-4 p.m. $1 donation.
Roche de Boeuf Festival in Historic Downtown Waterville scheduled for Sept. 22. For more information regarding the festival, or to register car for car show, or Chamber activities visit watervillechamber.com or contact the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com or 419-878-5188.
Auditions for the Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6510 Finzel Rd., 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5, 6, and 10. Nonprofit for children in grades 3-10. All information about auditions and upcoming season at ccofnwo.org. Parents should go to website or call 419-377-7710 to set up a 15 minute audition time.
Nature Shoot: Morning Dew at Blue Creek Conservation, Parking area, State Route 64 at Schadel Rd., 7-9 a.m. Thursday. Spider webs to milkweed pods become magical jewel-like objects when covered in the morning dew. Participants are led to little known areas that are great for spider webs and other subjects. Macro/close-up equipment recommended. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701. Cost: $20.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wood County Master Gardener volunteer for 2013, informational meeting at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, 7 p.m. Monday. At this meeting you will learn about the program and the commitment necessary to become a certified master Gardener Volunteer through OSU Extension. Free and open to the public. Applications for the program will also be available. Classes will be offered one evening a week, starting the end of Jan. through April. Questions: Lisa Cook, 419-354-9050 or email at email@example.com.
Genoa American Legion Post 324, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 302 West St., following the 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. service on Sunday. Menu includes: pancake, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits/gravy, and applesauce. Cost: $7 adults; $4 children. 419-855-7049.
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.
At the Library
Mott Branch Library
1085 Dorr St.; 419-259-5207.
Mott’s Community Garden, Monday-Friday. Learn about gardening. Call for garden times.
Teen laptop cafe, 1:30 p.m. Today. Sign up at the reference desk.
Rossford Public Library
720 Dixie Hwy.; 419-666-0924.
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.
Storytime, 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..
Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., every Wednesday.
Harris-Elmore Public Library
328 Toledo St., Elmore; 419-862-2482.
Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., every Wednesday.
Book discussion group, 10:30 a.m., every fourth Thursday of the month.
Locke Branch Library
703 Miami St., Toledo; 419-259-5310.
Retooling Your Life — Getting the Skills You Need. Set up an e-mail 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 storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays.
Way Public Library
101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg; 419-874-3135.
LEADS job search group course, 7-8:30 p.m. today. Call for information.
Book group discussion, 7 p.m. today.
Woodland Parents Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Friends of the Dog Park, 7-8 p.m. Thursday.
Senior Citizens' Activities
East Toledo Senior Activities Center
1001 White St.; 419-691-2254.
Volunteer painting instructor needed, interested call listed number at extension 202.
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.
Ice cream social and music, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Free for seniors 60 and over. Call for information.
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.
Pemberville Area Senior Center
220 Cedar St., 419-287-4109.
Mouserzise, computer mouse session, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration suggested.
Trivia, 11:45 a.m. Friday.
“Be An Angel Day,” 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bring in pre-packaged food items or cleaning products to donate to the Food Pantry.
Hearing loss seminar, 12:30 p.m. Thursday with Sarah DeLaughter of the Kenwood Hearing Center.
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
Yoga for Arthritis by video, 10:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Designed for beginners and the physically fit.
Tour of Perrysburg Care & Rehabilitation, leaving at 9:45 a.m. Monday. Reservations required.
Cooking with the OSU Extension Office, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 29. For beginning and experienced cooks.
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.
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.
Bible study, 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Open to all denominations.
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: 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), program 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.
Writer’s group, 10 a.m. Thursdays. Registration required.
Watercolor art courses, 10 a.m. every Friday. Bring your own supplies.
Yoga course with certified instructor Danielle Trauth-Jurman, 10 a.m. Wednesdays Aug. 29-Oct. 3 and Fridays running Aug. 31-Oct. 12. $20 for eight weeks of courses. Registration required.