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What's on

Bowling Green

Black Swamp Arts Festival in downtown Bowling Green, 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Details:

International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition hosted by the Historical Construction Equipment Association at the National Construction Equipment Museum, 16623 Liberty Hi Rd., 9 a.m. to dusk Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16. Admission for age 12 and over $7 daily or $15 for a weekend pass. Details: or 419-352-5616 or email

Hospice Awareness Series at Peach Lutheran Church, 1021 W. Wooster at Martindale Rd., Hospice 101, Wednesday; Advanced Directives and Guidance, Sept. 19; Theology of Living and Dying, Sept. 26. Times 7-8 p.m. Presenters: Bridge Hospice Staff. Pastors: Debbie Conklin and Meg Boger. Details: or 419-352-0241.

The Red Cross Bowling Green District Office is offering a class on adult and pediatric first aid/CPR/AED, 150 Gorrell Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 22. Register: or 800-RED-CROSS.

Grand Rapids

Canal Days at Providence Metropark, Historic Area parking lot, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Crafts and games for the whole family. Activities include an operating canal boat that will pull you back to the 1870s, and the Isaac Ludwig Mill will be grinding grain and sawing logs with the power of water. Fee to ride the canal boat. 419-409-9705.

Canal Days River Walk (Autumn Adventure), Providence Metropark, Kimble’s Landing Ticketbooth, 13827 U.S. 24 West, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Hike 2 miles on Orange Trail. Free. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.

“Live In The House” concert series at Grand Rapids Opera House, 23564 Front St. Performing will be Harry Bacharach, jazz, blues, folk, and funk, 2 p.m. Saturday. The Harmony Commanders Barbershop Quartet, 2 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets: $10 and available at Washers in Grand Rapids or by calling Carol, 419-287-4848. Details:


Toledo Ski and Snowboard Club pig roast at Club 16, 316 S. King Rd., noon-6 p.m. Sept. 16. Music, games, and 50/50 raffle. Admission: $14 adults; $7 children under 12 years. Benefits Bittersweet Farms and fellow skier and Bittersweet Farms resident Beth Meyer. Tickets: or contact Dave Zirn, 419-304-8442.

Craft Show/Car Show/Family Fun, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., craft show 10 a.m.-4 p.m., car show 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16. Pet food drive for Humane Ohio. Benefits Life Connections of Ohio. Information: 419-320-8631.

Glass City Singles T-shirt night for singles 21 and up at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday Sept. 14, cost $8. Information: or 734-856-8963.

Lake Twp.

Ageless Wonders of Lake Township meeting for dinner at Empire Restaurant, 2502 Navarre Ave., Oregon, 5 p.m. Sept. 13. Questions: 419-836-3811.

The Elizabeth Scott Community’s September Fest, 2720 Albon Rd., noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Details: 419-865-3002 or visit

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, registration 12:30 p.m., walk 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7. To register: For a list of other locations and dates:

Church of Maumee’s 13-week divorce support group, 200 E. Broadway St., 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 13. Details: 419-725-9061 or

Wolcott House Museum Complex fund-raiser, Alfresco Italian Gourmet dinner, 1031 River Rd., tour and appetizers at 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Live performance by Joe Scalzo of the Toledo Opera Chorus. Cost: $100 per person. Reservations required, seating limited, call 419-893-9602 or Amy Danforth, 419-266-1517. Deadline Friday.

Side Cut Explorer, Side Cut Park, 1025 W. River Rd., 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Tuesday through October. Cruise along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal towpath in the Metroparks open air trolley. A naturalist will highlight scenery. Wheelchair accessible tram. Cost: $3. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.


Rummage and bake sale at Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway St., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday with bag day. Soup and sandwiches available for purchase from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Oak Harbor

Maumee Bay Carvers Decoy Show at Magee Marsh Wildlife near Bird Center, 13229 W. State Rt. 2, 9 a.m. Sept. 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23. Details: or 419-874-3671.


Christ United Methodist Church Rummage and bake sale, 5757 Starr Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday (with $2 bag day). Lunch available for purchase.

Attic Treasures Lawn Sale at Historic Brandville/Museum Complex, 1133 Grasser St. off Pickle Rd., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (rain date Sept. 15). Details: 419-691-7193.

Rummage and Bake Sale, JWH Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd. at Stadium Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Also, tickets available for the Oregon Bandstand in the Grove featuring Bob Wurst, 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 29 at Oak Shade Grove, cost $15 per person. Details: 419-698-7078.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to host Quarter Mania for Juvenile Diabetes, 798 S. Coy Rd., doors open at 6:30 p.m., event 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Cost: $5 a paddle or $10 for 3 paddles. Pre-register and get 4 paddles for $10. Bring a roll of quarters or two and bid one or four quarters on variety of items. Some concessions available. To register, email Cassi at Church, 419-691-9400.

Mathews Ford presents Drive For Your School, Clay High School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15. Details: Mike Johnson, 419-708-8396.

DivorceCare Support Group at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Family Life Center Room B, 212 N. Stadium Rd., 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17-Nov. 19. For more information: rectory, 419-693-1150; or Kay Drill, 419-691-7387.

Area Men and Women are invited to “Outdoor Adventure” evening dinner and program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., dinner 6:30 p.m., progam 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.


Live In The House concert series, Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Harry Bacharach, jazz, folk, and funk. Tickets: $10 and available at Beeker’s General Store or by calling Carol, 419-287-4848. Details:


Perrysburg Harrison Rally Day Festival, Louisiana Ave. downtown, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., parade 10 a.m. Sept. 15.

Owens Alumni Association annual Golf Classic at Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Rd., lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., shotgun start 1:30 p.m., grazing dinner 6 p.m. Sept. 24. Event features 18 holes of golf, lunch, grazing dinner, and an awards program. Limited to first 30 foursome teams. Details or to register: or 567-661-7876 or 1-800-Go-OWENS, ext. 7876. Supports alumni programs and scholarships.


Divorced and Separated support group at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish, Conference Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 11. Topics: Denial, fear, family of origin, loneliness, friendship, guilt, and more. Details: Rita Hoff, 419-724-4675 or

Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club will host their annual Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show at the Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Hea­therdowns Blvd., 2-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Donations: $4 adults, $3 for students and seniors over 55 with ID; children under 12 with an adult and scouts uniform free. Details: 419-531-8124 or

Beverly Area Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Monday. Lt. Tricia White, from the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, will make a presentation regarding sex offenders.


Blue Creek Open House, Blue Creek Conservation Area, White Barn, State Route 64 at Schadel Rd., 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 419-407-9701.

Let's Eat


Pancake and sausage breakfast at First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St., Oregon, 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Cost: $5 adults; $3 children ages 5-10, and 4 and under free. Information: Theresa Berry, 419-693-4578.


Whitehouse Fire Company chicken barbecue in Village Park in conjunction with car show beginning at 11 a.m. until sold out on Sept. 15. Dinner includes: 1/2 chicken, one side dish, roll/butter, and drink. Cost: $7 per person. Proceeds benefit the fire company. Information: 419-877-5383.

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

Progressive Fishing Association’s fish fry, 7675 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, 5-8 p.m. Fridays beginning Sept. 14. Cost: $8 adults; $7.50 seniors (60 and over); $5 children (11 and under). Carryouts, $8. Details: 419-392-4715.

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.


First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo’s chicken barbecue, 6520 Pilliod Rd. at Perrysburg-Holland Rd., Holland, 11:30 a.m. until sold out, Sept. 16. Dining room closes at 5 p.m. Donation: $8 adults; $4 children (6-12 years), children 5 and under free. Details: 419-865-9171.

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.

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.

Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

Harris-Elmore Public Library

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

Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Wednesdays.

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 18.

Oregon Branch Library

3340 Dustin Rd.; 419-259-5250.

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

ABLE Mobile Benefit Bank Advocates for basic Legal Equality representative, 2:30-5 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month, available to assist with basic legal issues.

Family storytime, 7-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Ages 3-5. Begins Sept. 20. Registration required.

Preschool storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Ages 3-5. Begins Sept. 20. Registration required.

Babytime, 10:30-10:50 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 1-2. Begins Sept. 20. Registration required.

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.

Showing of War Horse, 2 p.m. Thursday.

Rebels on Lake Erie - A Pirate, A Prison, A Plot, 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

Friends of Way Library used book sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15.

Job search LEADS group, 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

Waterville Branch Library

800 Michigan Ave.; 419-878-3055.

Sell It On eBay, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 18. Learn how to sell on the auction Web site. Registration begins today.

Shopping on the Internet seminar, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 25. Registration begins today.

Toddler storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Ages 18 months-3 years. Registration required and begins today.

College resource night, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 24. Learn what libraries have to offer for college students. Registration begins Monday.

Senior Citizens' Activities

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. Thursdays 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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Grocery shopping, by appointment. Reservations required.

Bible study, 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

Jam session, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays.

Bridge, 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

Zumba Gold course, 9 a.m. Thursdays. $2 per class. Information call, Cheryl Fix, 419-874-0847.

Gadget club, 10-11 a.m. Thursday. Instruction on how to be safe buying online. Open the community. Call for information and registration.

Wood County Senior Center

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

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. Fridays. Bring your own supplies.


Waite High School Alumni’s 11th Golden Luncheon at St. George’s Banquet Hall, 740 Glenwood Rd., Rossford, 11 a.m. Sept. 11. For all alumni who have had their 50-year reunion. Deadline Tuesday. Details: Judy, 419-693-6114.

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 class of 1952 reunion with Waite High School tour 4:15 p.m. and gathering at Tony Packo’s, 1902 Front St., 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. Dinner at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 13. Details: 419-841-5725 or 419-382-9854.

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