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East Toledo

Good Shepherd Altar Rosary Society Fall Craft show, 550 Clark St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6. Lunch, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. Vendor inquiries: 419-836-9082.

Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University and the Wood County Historical Society present Henry County in the Great War: German-Americans, Patriots, and Loyalty by local author Michael McMaster at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., 7 p.m. Oct. 3. Free. Details: or 419-352-0967.

Bowling Green State University to host a special celebration event and gala to recognize the work of the Women’s Equity Action League and its founding president Elizabeth “Betty” Boyer, 1:30 p.m. and gala 6 p.m. Monday. Gala will be in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom, Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Gloria Steinem will be keynote speaker. Cost: $50 per person. University President Mary Ellen Mazey will host a brunch with Gloria Steinem at the University House on Sept. 25, cost $250. Information:; 419-372-7227;; or 419-372-8181.

The Red Cross Bowling Green District Office offering a class on Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, 150 Gorrell Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. or 1-800-RED-CROSS to register.

Hospice Awareness Series at Peace Lutheran Church, 1021 W. Wooster at Martindale Rd., 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Advanced Directives and Guidance, Wednesday; Theology of Living and Dying, Sept. 26. Presenters: Bridge Hospice Staff. Pastors: Debbie Conklin and Meg Boger. Sessions stand alone, attend one, two, or all three. Public welcome. No cost. Details contact Conklin, 419-352-0241 or


Cody Brown Memorial Run starting at the Toledo Harley Davidson, 7960 W. Central Ave. and ending at Zekes, 1950 Eber Rd., Holland (Old VFW Hall), registration at noon, bikes leave at 1 p.m. Sept. 29. Police escorted. $20 donation per rider and $5 per passenger (includes chili and drinks). Nonparticipants can purchase dinner for $6. Family and children welcome. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund awarded to the class of 2013 which would have been Cody’s graduating class at Springfield High School. There will be music, raffles, and more.

The Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society planning a program/skit “An Old Fashioned Holland Christmas” for Dec. 8. There will also be a talent show following the skit. Anyone interested in performing (singers, dancers, musicians, etc.) contact: Karla Miller, 419-877-5008 or email; or Elaine Sneider, 419-861-4618.


Family Promise of Greater Toledo’s Bed Race fund-raiser at the Toledo Lucas County Rec Center, 2901 Key St., check in 8:30 a.m., race 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Registration fee is $100 per team and due by Sept. 30. Details: or call Elizabeth Tore, 419-450-6522.

Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet fund-raiser at the Pinnacle’s Twylite Thursdays, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission: $10, includes “Chef’s Bar Dinner.” Music. A portion of ticket sales to benefit Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet. 419-537-9663.

End of Summer Tea at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd., 2 p.m. Sept. 26. Cost: $10 per person. Reservations required: 419-893-9602 Thursday-Sunday. Information:

Walk to End Alzheimber’s at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, Registration 12:30 p.m., walk 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7. To register: Other locations:

Fall Festival Event at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 112 E. Wayne St., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Spaghetti dinner available for purchase. Benefits the Project H.O.P.E. Equine Assisted Therapies out of Bowling Green.

First Presbyterian Church of Maumee’s 13-week divorce support group, 200 E. Broadway St., 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The class is a video program based on Biblical teachings. Weekly topics. Also being offered is a 13-week GriefShare support group, with a DVD seminar focusing on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one, 6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning today. Registration cost for grief group $15, To pre-register or for more information call 419-725-9061 or

Side Cut Explorer Twilight Adventure, Side Cut Park, Riverview Area, 1025 W. River Rd., 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. 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: $5. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.


Northwood VFW Post 2984 Gun raffle, a WWII Commemorative Thompson Sub machine gun. Raffle tickets: $20. Only 1,000 sold. Details: 419-666-7762.

Oak Harbor

Maumee Bay Carvers sponsors Decoy Show at Magee Marsh Wildlife near Bird Center, 13229 W. State Route 2, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Bird Center houses an extensive collection of decoys and some of the carvers will be giving talks on the history of the collection Sunday. Details: or 419-874-3671.


Teutonia Mannerchor und Damenchor Willkommen guest night at the German-American Festival clubhouse, 3624 Seaman Rd., 7:30-9 p.m. Monday. Membership open to all people over 16. Details: Christopher Ortman, 734-847-0457.

Sewing Circle at Pearson Park’s Johlin Cabin, 4600 Starr Ave., 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Have a knack for a needle and thread? Lend a hand mending historic clothing. Reservations needed. Free. Call 419-407-9701.

The Choraliers are looking for serious singers for performances in December and spring programs in May. Practices usually held at Fassett Junior High School. Profits from programs go to scholarships for high school seniors entering any school of the arts. Call Vicky Cubberly, 419-693-7542.

Members of P.E.R.I. Chapter #93 meeting at the Oregon Fire Station #2, 102 S. Wheeling St., 1 p.m. Sept. 27. Speaker and business meeting. Coffee and cookies.

Oregon Bandstand to feature the music of Bob Wurst at Oak Shade Grove, 2624 Seaman Rd., 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets: $15 per person includes light refreshments, and raffles. Cash bar. Information: 419-691-4116.

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. Friday. Cost: $5 a paddle or $10 for 3 paddles. Pre-register and get 4 paddles for $10. Register: Cassi at Church, 419-691-9400.

Arts and Craft Show, bake sale and chili cook-off at First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. off Pickle Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6. Free admission.

Owens Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club fall plant sale at Owens Community College next to greenhouse, near the entrance to the Math/Science Center, 30335 Oregon Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26. Information: 517-661-7623 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7623.

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

Toledo Lighthouse meets at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 1750 State Park Rd. No. 2, 7 p.m. Thursday . Details: Jean, 419-874-6704 or


Grief Share at CedarCreek, 29129 Lime City Rd., 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. This is a 13-week Christian video series Your Journey From Mourning to Joy. Free. Child care available. Contact: Karen Kennedy, 419-680-5096 or

Downtown Perrysburg, Inc. Volunteer Committee is looking for interested participants who would like to become actively involved in the First Friday Series, Winterfest, and Pumpkin Carving events. Volunteers will be notified via email on upcoming opportunities. For details: 419-872-6246

Owens Alumni Association presents their 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. Monday. Event features 18 holes of golf, lunch, grazing dinner, and an awards program. Limited to first 30 foursome teams. Register: or 567-661-7876 or 1-800-Go-OWENS, ext. 7876. Supports alumni programs and scholarships.

The 577 Foundation offers Programs for adults and children, 577 E. Front St.: Drawing Fun with Mr. Picasso, 2nd-7th grades, classes September through December, fee $65; Musical Jamboree, 2-4 years, call for details. Adult classes: How does a spiritual garden grow, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and 10, fee $15; Homemade dough, 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 26, fee $15. Classes are limited. Details: 419-874-4174 or


Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal sponsored by the Rossford Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration at the Target Pharmacy, 9866 Old U.S. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29. Details: or 419-666-7390.

Yell and Tell: Stop Child Abuse Now, Inc. Bowling Fund-raiser and silent auction presented by the University of Toledo Electrical Shop and Pamela Crabtree at Interstate Lanes, 819 Lime City Rd. (off I-75 Buck Rd. exit), noon Sept. 29. Cost: $12 per person. Family fun-filled event. Details: 419-764-9302; 419-343-6988;

South Toledo

Homecoming Blues Fest at Maumee Valley Country Day School, on the Bluestone Plaza outside the Wolfe Gallery (weather permitting),1715 S. Reynolds Rd., 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Featured guests include alumni from the reunion class years of 1962, 1972, and 1992, along with blues legend, Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, who will perform. Free. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available.

Gigantic Yard Sale at the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist Church by the men’s group, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29. Proceeds will support many projects around the church and in the community.

Divorced and Separated support group at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish, Conference Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Details: Rita Hoff, 419-724-4675 or


Zion Lutheran’s Pockets of Hope free tutoring program for area students grades kindergarten through 4th grade at 22 N. 2nd St., 6:30-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays or Thursdays, fall session Sept. 25-Nov. 15, and winter session Jan. 8-Feb. 28. Trained volunteer tutors will work one-on-one with participating children to help improve their reading, writing, and math skills. Registration:; deadline Thursday. Information: 419-878-0266.

Families Behind Bars a prison support ministry at Waterville Library, 800 Michigan Ave., 7 p.m. on Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and Dec. 3. This program helps friends and family members deal with having a loved one incarcerated. Information call Carol, 419-350-6619 or Joyce, 419-878-5796.

Roche de Boeuf Festival and Car Show in Historic Downtown Waterville 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. To register car for car show visit or contact the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce at or 419-878-5188.


Fall Art Classes offered to adults in the Village Hall, 6925 Providence St.: Kumihimo bracelet, an ancient art of Japanese braiding taught by Judy Miller, 6-8 p.m. Monday. Cost: $20 and includes all supplies. Advance registration and payment required: 419-877-5383 or for registration form and to make payment.

Harvest Moon Walk at Nona France Quarry, a naturalist-led twilight walk on Sept. 30. Enjoy nature as the sun sets and the full moon rises. Free family event. Space limited; call 419-877-5383 to register.

Whitehouse Farmers’ Market, downtown on Providence St. next to the Wabash Cannonball Bike Trail, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 6. Nature’s Nursery will be at the market Saturday with rescued animals. Information: 419-877-5383 or email

Wood County

The Ohio State University Extension Northern Ohio Small Farm Collage is offering a program targeting new and small farm or horticultural producer at the OSU Extension Wood County office, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Bowling Green, 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays Oct. 1-Nov. 19. Eight weeks. Course cost: $125 for first family member and $25 for second family member. Class limited to first 20 registrations. Details: 419-354-9050 or

Amazing Mushrooms: Interpretation, Identification, and Field Training, off-site, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Wood County Park District and Metroparks offers this four-part workshop. Locations will be in both park districts. Cost: $10. Dates and times: 419-353-1897 or for reservations.

Wood County Humane Society’s Mutt Strut at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd. at State Route 65, Perrysburg, registration 9:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Book signing by Toledo Area Humane Society Cruelty Officer, Nancy Schilb. Registration fee $15, waived for walkers who turn in $15 or more in donations. Details:

At the Library

Heatherdowns Branch Library

3265 Glanzman Rd.; 419-259-5270.

Knitting event, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Yarn supplied. Bring your own needles. Call for information.

Mott Branch Library

1085 Dorr St.; 419-259-5207.

Mott’s Community Garden, 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Book discussion, 6:30 p.m. today.

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. All ages welcome.

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.

“Remembering a Night on the Titanic,” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration required.

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. Wednesdays.

Harris-Elmore Public Library

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

Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Wednesdays.

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, 5-7 p.m. today.

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.

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. every Monday. Ages 3-5. Begins Sept. 20. Registration required.

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

Babytime, 10:30-10:50 a.m. every Thrusday. 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.

The War of 1812 in the Old Northwest, 7 p.m. today. Discussion with producer Darren LaShelle.

Travelogue on Italy, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

College admissions planning, 7 p.m. Sept. 24.

Showing of Moneyball, 2 p.m. Oct. 4.

Waterville Branch Library

800 Michigan Ave.; 419-878-3055.

“Sell It On Ebay,” 6:30-8 p.m. today. Learn how to sell on the auction Web site. Registration required.

Shopping on the internet seminar, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 25. Registration required.

Toddler storytime, 10 a.m. every Wednesday. Ages 18 months-3 years. Registration required.

Family storytime, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Ages 2-5. Registration required.

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

Whitehouse Public Library

10651 Waterville St. Whitehouse; 419-877-9088.

Fall party, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Oct. 6. Crafts, stories, refreshments, and more. Call for information.

Book signing with children’s author Susan Polker Reckner, noon-2 p.m., Oct. 6.

College resource night, 6:30 p.m. Monday. For students, parents, and educators.

Teen Discussion Group movie viewing, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 29. Pizza and refreshments provided. Registration required.

Let's Eat


Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood, 9 a.m.-noon every Sunday. Cost: $5. Children menu also available. 419-666-7762.

Genoa American Legion Post 324, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 302 West St., following the 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. services Sept. 30. 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

Fish fries

Alva N. Sidle Post 232 American Legion fish fry, 12580 State Route 295, Grand Rapids, 5-7 p.m. Friday. All you care to eat, $9.

Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood, 5-7:45 p.m. Fridays. All-you-can-eat Alaskan Walleye with coleslaw and baked potato or french fries, $8. Steaks, shrimp, chicken, and a children’s menu available for purchase. 419-666-7762.

Progressive Fishing Association’s fish fry, 7675 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Cost: $8 adults; $7.50 seniors (60 and over); $5 children (11 and under). Carry outs, $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.


Swiss Steak Dinner at Clark Street Church, 1133 Clark St., E. Toledo, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 26. Cost: $8 adults; $4 children; and free for children under 3.

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. 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.

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.

Grocery shopping, by appointment. Reservations required.

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

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

Bridge, 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

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

Gadget club, 10-11 a.m. Thursday. Instruction on how to be safe buying online. Open to 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.

Yoga course with certified instructor Danielle Trauth-Jurman, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, running until October 3 and Fridays running until Oct. 12. $20 for eight weeks of courses. Registration required.


Clay High Alumni and Friends Groove in the Grove and Hall of Fame Induction, a casual outdoor event with shelter provided in inclement weather, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 29. Dancing, cards, and reminiscing in and around the Cheesehouse. Event for 21 years and over. Tickets: $15 with unlimited beer, wine, pop, and snacks. Available at Clay High School, 419-693-0665, ext. 2044 or Tammy Swartz, 419-693-0665.

Waite High School class of 1952 60th reunion with Waite High School tour 4:15 p.m. and gathering at Tony Packo’s, 1902 Front St., 5:30 p.m. 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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