Ourtowns Calendars 11/13


What's on

East Toledo

● 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

● 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 teaministries@yahoo.com.

Grand Rapids

● 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.

Let's Eat


● 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.

Fish fries

● 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.