● Thanksgiving Dinner and Bazaar at Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. at Plymouth St., 4-6:30 p.m. Friday. Cost: $8 adults; $7 seniors (over 65); $3 children 5-11; free for children under 5.
● Bowling Green Tree Lighting Event at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., 5-8:30 p.m. Friday. There will be wagon rides, carolers, child care in the early evening, and special events. The Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade down Main St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday.
● Free Thanksgiving dinner serving Ottawa and Sandusky counties at the Woodmore High School cafeteria, 633 Fremont St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22. Local churches, civic organizations, businesses, school groups, and private citizens of the Elmore area are collaborating to prepare more than250 holiday meals. For those who are able bring a canned good for the local food pantries or a new, unwrapped toy to support Toys for Tots. Everyone welcome. To donate or volunteer, contact Robin Hindall at email@example.com.
● Craft sale at St. Patrick Church, 14010 U.S. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Church fund-raiser. Hot lunches available.
● American Legion Post 320 Feather party fund-raiser, 204 Illinois Ave., 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Raffles, free door prizes, and free food. Details: 419-694-4357. Proceeds to support community programs.
● Craft Show, lunch, and bake sale at Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway St., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
● The Town Center at Levis Commons’ Tree Lighting Ceremony, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Santa and carriage rides 6-9 p.m. Saturday, plus entertainment. ISOH/Impact will be at the event collecting items for their “Keeping Kids Kozy and Warm” project. Families can bring donations of blankets/throws, pajamas, packages of underwear/socks, and age-appropriate books to be donated to children in need.
● Owens Fine and Performing Arts Department and students present Short Farces by Anton Chekhov in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, matinee 3 p.m. Sunday. Several shorts plays with different circumstances brought together. Tickets: $12 general public; $8 Owens students and employees. Details: owens.edu/arts or 567-661-2787.
● Gifts and Giving holiday sale/fund-raiser at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. Second St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Several Perrysburg merchants and other vendors will have jewelry, homemade goodies, art, and other items for sale. Admission: $5. Benefits the Cherry Street Mission.
● First United Methodist Church’s Chancel Choir taking auditions for singers by contacting Leland Tetz, 419-290-1188. Performances will be Dec. 9 and March 17. Information: 419-874-1911 or perrysburgfum.com.
● Free Mental Health Seminar at the Waterford at Levis Commons, 7100 S. Wilkinson Way, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Presentation “Mental Health and Stress Reduction,” “Maintaining Your Mental Health,” by Dr. Douglas Cifuentes Reservations: Sandra Robbins, by Friday: 419-874-2564.
● Rossford United Methodist Church Christmas Craft Bazaar, 270 Dixie Hwy., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., luncheon 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. More than 46 crafters, face painting, bake sale, more.
● Book signing with authors Amy Fell and Diana Waugh at the Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St., 1-4 p.m. Friday. Amy Fell’s most recent children’s book Two Terrible Eaters. Diana Waugh’s book I Was Thinking: Unlocking the Door to Successful Conversations with Loved Ones with Cognitive Loss. Details: 419-441-0025.
● Village hall will serve as collection point for Operation Christmas Child, a program that helps underprivileged children during the holiday season, now through Monday, 6925 Providence St. Program provides shoeboxes, filled with small gifts, to needy children. Residents can drop off filled shoeboxes at the village hall.
At the Library
Reynolds Corners Branch Library
4833 Dorr St., Toledo; 419-259-5320.
● Family storytime, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Registration suggested.
● Open house, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
Rossford Public Library
720 Dixie Hwy.; 419-666-0924.
● Tuesdays with Adam, between 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays. General computer and technology help.
● ABLE mobile benefit bank, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality representative will be at the library from 3-5 p.m. Monday to assist people with basic legal issues and applications for public benefits.
● Meet the new Rossford police K9 officer, family program, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
● Therapy dog reading sessions for reluctant readers, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Nov. 19-Dec. 17. Reserve 15-minute slots. Call to register.
● Book discussion with local author Terry Shaffer, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5.
Birmingham Branch Library
203 Paine Ave.; 419-259-5210.
● Teenspace, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Games, snacks, and crafts.
● ABLE mobile benefit bank, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Bank staff can assist with applying for food stamps, home energy, child care assistance, and other services. Free legal assistance is also available.
Genoa Branch Library
602 West St.; 419-855-3380.
● Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays.
● Book discussion groups: morning group meets 9:30 a.m. Thursday; evening group meets at 7 p.m. 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 email account, learn how to search or apply for a job online, and update your resume. Call for a one-hour appointment.
Maumee Branch Library
501 River Rd.; 419-259-5360.
● Fall storytime, 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Oregon Branch Library
3340 Dustin Rd.; 419-259-5250.
● Bay Chapter book review and discussion, 1 p.m. third Tuesday monthly.
● 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. Registration required.
● Preschool storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Ages 3-5. Registration required.
● Babytime, 10:30-10:50 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 1-2. 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.
● Preschool storytime, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
● Topical Tuesday lecture: “Election 2012 Recap,” by BGSU associate professor of political science Melissa Miller, today, 7 p.m.
● Friends of Way Library Early Bird Holiday Book Sale, Wednesday, 2-6 p.m.
● Reel Opinions Film Series, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday.
● Financial Aid 101, 7 p.m. Thursday
● Art art foreign film series: Regarding Henry, 7 p.m. Friday. Admission and refreshments are free.
Waterville Branch Library
800 Michigan Ave.; 419-878-3055.
● Toddler storytime, 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Ages 18 months-3 years. Registration required.
● “Sit! Stay! Read!,” 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Grades K-5.
● Twilight party, 7-8 p.m. today. Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Whitehouse Community Library
10615 Waterville St., Whitehouse; 419-877-9088.
● The library is selling Elder-Beerman discount booklets for a $5 donation. The booklets contain up to $400 in special shopping offers at all area Elder-Beerman stores and can be purchased during library hours.
● More than JUST Pancake breakfast sponsored by the United Methodist Men’s group and Honor Flight Northwest Ohio at the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. (between the Country Club and Byrne Rd.), 8 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday. Low-carb and vegetarian dishes available. All veterans will be served at no charge. All others, there will be a free-will donation. All proceeds to Honor Flight.
● Breakfast at Voiture 141, 2231 Airport Hwy., 9 a.m.-noon Sunday.
● American Legion Post 384 breakfast buffet, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $7 adult; $6 senior; $4 per child ages 2-10; free for children under 2.
● 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., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 25. 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.
● Holland American Legion fish fry, 1074 Clarion Ave., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays. Take-out 419-865-8511.
● Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood, 5-7:45 p.m. Fridays. All-you-can-eat, $8. 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). 419-893-3821.
● East Toledo VFW Post 2510 dinners, 617 Second St. at Platt St., 4-7 p.m. Friday. $7.
● Roast pork and sauerkraut supper at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4560 Glendale Ave., 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Family style, all-you-can-eat. Cost: $10 adults; $5 youth (under 12 years). Cookies, breads, and gift items available for purchase.
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. 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.
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.
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., Walbridge; 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 monthly.
Perrysburg Area Senior Center
140 W. Indiana Ave.; 419-874-0847.
Gadget Club, 10-11 a.m. Call for dates.
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 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), program will provide you with information on strengthening and stretching, taught by a local physical therapist, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays.
Wii bowling, 1 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
Writers’ group, 10 a.m. Thursdays.
Watercolor art courses, 10 a.m. Fridays. Bring your own supplies.