● Lunch with Santa to benefit People with Disabilities, hosted by Easter Seals Northern Ohio with Zia’s and City Trends Realty, 20 Main St. (at the Docks), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Lunch, goodie bags, raffle, and pictures with Santa. Cost: $7.50 for children 12 and under (children 2 and under free) and $12.50 per adult. Be a Santa to a special needs child by donating a new toy to Easter Seals’ Summer Camp Program. Details, Easter Seals services, or reservations: 1-888-710-3020 or noh.easterseals.com.
● Holly Days Community Concert hosted by the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St., 2 p.m. Saturday. Performers will be the Elmwood High School Royal Troubadors, Connor and Don Rose, the Elite Four Barbershop Quartet, acoustic guitarist David T. Lester, and duo Kimberly Bright and Deb Shaffer. Concerts guests are encouraged, but not required, to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Flower Basket Toy Drive. Details: downtownbgohio.org.
● The Tower Brass Quintet Spirit of Christmas Brassed concert at Trinity United Methodist Church, 200 N. Summit St., 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Admission at the door. Details: 419-353-9031.
● Old-fashioned Open House at Zimmerman School and Carter Historic Farm, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 1890’s holiday activities in the one-room school. Visit the farm and make a Depression era holiday treat with the lady of the house. wcparks.org or 419-353-1897.
● The Friends of the Elmore Public Library meeting in the library, 328 Toledo St., 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Discussion will be activities for the coming year.
● The Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society hosting a play/chorus/talent show and basket raffle for the John Hartsock Memorial Scholarship Fund at New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd., 3 p.m. Saturday. Play will be about what Christmas was like in the 1940’s in Holland at the home of the mayor and his family. Play tickets: $4 in advance or $5 at the door. Seating limited. Details: 419-861-4618.
● Glass City Singles Dance and Parties for singles 21 and up at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 8 p.m.-midnight Friday. Cost: $8. 734-856-8963.
● Craft and Gift Show by People Who Care at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 16. Food and personal care product donations welcome for the Cherry Street Mission and pet food donations for Humane Ohio Pet Food Bank. Free admission. Springfield Township Fire Department booth, raffles, and food. email@example.com.
● Ageless Wonders of Lake Township meeting for lunch at the Oregon Inn, 6067 Bay Shore Rd., Oregon, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Questions call: 419-836-3811.
● Live in the Light! Choraliers and Friends Christmas concert at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 17877 W. State Rt. 579 (Blackberry), 7 p.m. Sunday. No tickets needed. A free-will offering will be collected at performance.
● Holiday Brunch sponsored by the Monclova Community Center and the Kingston Residence of Perrysburg, 8115 Monclova Rd., beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. Menu includes waffles with various toppings, sausage links, breakfast pastries, juice, coffee, and dessert bar. Entertainment provided by Sweet Harmony. Guests can shop for unique gift items at the Holiday Boutique. Free raffle drawings. Cost: $15 per person; $3 discount per ticket for Monclova Historical Foundation members. All tickets must be purchased and paid for in advance by calling 419-861-1336.
● The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce announce that Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children at the Log Cabin, 138 S. Toussaint Portage Rd., 6-8 p.m. Friday and Dec. 14. For anyone who would like to write to Santa and have their letter answered by one of our “elves,” you may drop your letters off at the mailbox at the cabin or the mailbox located inside the lobby at community markets. All letters received by Dec. 20 will be answered. Include a return address on all letters. Details: 419-898-0479.
● Area Women are invited to the Aura of Christmas luncheon and program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., doors open 11:30 a.m., lunch buffet 12 p.m. Dec. 13. Speaker: Lucille Van Aken, of Hillsdale, Michigan. Special feature: Bonnie Williams from the Big Apple Blossom Florist. Music: Liz Walborn, of Perrysburg. Sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection (formerly Christian Women’s Club). Cost: $10.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.
● How to get Healthy at Heartland Rehabilitation Services, 3150 Dustin Rd., 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Monday. A light lunch will be served. Details: 419-897-9822.
● Holiday Party in Maumee Bay’s Lodge and Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd. #2, reception 6-7 p.m., dinner 7-8 p.m., dancing 8-11:30 p.m. Friday. Featuring music by the Night Sessions Big Band Orchestra. Cost: $49 per person for reception, holiday buffet dinner, live music, and dancing. Reservations: 419-836-1466.
● The Teutonia Mannerchor and Damenchor of Toledo's Christrmas Festivities with dinner, song, and dance at Oak Shade Grove in the Chalet, 3624 Seaman Rd., doors open at 5 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. followed by dancing, Saturday. Menu: season mixed salad, bread rolls, stuffed chicken breast with gravy, potatoes, dessert, beverages. Cost: $24 for all events; $13 for concert and dancing. No door sales on night of event. For reservations contact: Nancy Waters, 419-290-3229 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Oregon Holiday Concert featuring the Toledo Symphony in the Clay High School Auditorium, 5665 Seaman Rd., 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Sponsored by BP-Husky Toledo Refinery. Free tickets available at high school’s office or 419-698-6414 and allow one week for mailing.
● Theology with Toast at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd., 10 a.m. Dec. 12. No reservations needed. Coffee and rolls, 9:30 a.m. Information Alice, 419-698-0405.
● A Good Samaritan Christmas Concert featuring the Hot Flashes and the Eastwood High School Jazz Band at Eastwood High School’s Auditorium, 4900 Sugar Ridge Rd., doors open 2 p.m., concert 3 p.m. Dec. 16. No admission charge. Free refreshments. Silent auction. Free will offering. Benefits the Good Samaritan Fund which helps Eastwood community members with shut-off notices and prescriptions, and the Community Food Pantry. For donations (before Dec. 14) or details: Kathy Brandt, 419-287-4182 or evenings 419-287-4696.
● “Canticle of Christmas” Cantata with the Chancel Choir and Orchestra at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Second St., 11 a.m. Sunday. Details: 419-874-1911 or perrysburgfum.com.
● Holiday and Tuskegee Airmen Tribute concert with the Owens Community College Concert Band in the Fine and Performing Arts Center’s Mainstage Theatre, 30335 Oregon Rd., 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Free and open to the public. Information: 567-661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7081.
● Owens Community College to host free Stress Relief Artistic Expression workshops in the College Hall Room 120B, 30335 Oregon Rd., 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, and 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. Explore stretching, relaxation, and breathing techniques to reduce stress. Workshops are free and open to the public. Details: 567-661-2351 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2351.
●“Arthritis: Did you Know” at Heartland Rehabilitation, 900 W. South Boundary St., 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 11. Details: 419-897-9822.
● TOPICS Camera Club’s monthly meeting at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Wednesday. Visitors welcome. For further information: TOPICSCameraclub.com.
● Zion Lutheran Church’s Christmas Feast and caroling, 314 E. Indiana Ave., 12 p.m. Dec. 14. Santa will be arriving with a small gift for everyone! There is no charge - a free will donation will be accepted. Reservations by Monday, 419-874-4346. Everyone is invited, senior citizens and those on fixed incomes.
● What’s Wild? Explore the difference between wild and pet animals through activities and story at W. W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., 9:30-10:15 a.m. Dec. 12. Designed for pre-school age children. wcparks.org or 419-353-1897.
● Crafting for Charity Craft Show at the O-I Plaza Two (Lobby and cafeteria), One Michael Owens Way, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Behind Levis Commons. Free admission. Raffle tickets/raffle prizes. Public invited. Benefits the Ability Center of Greater Toledo. Contact: 419-574-1420.
● First United Methodist Church’s Chancel Choir taking auditions for singers by contacting Leland Tetz, 419-290-1188. Performances will be Sunday and March 17, 2013. Further information: 419-874-1911 or perrysburgfum.com.
● The 577 Foundation offers Programs for adults and children, 577 E. Front St. Youth: Sign Language, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, fee $2; Beginner Native American flute, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, fee $40. Adult classes: Easy, homemade whole grain breads, 6:30-8:30 Thursday, fee $20; A holiday wreath, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, fee $20; Creating soap from scratch, 6:30-9 p.m., fee $25; Stained glass snowflake ornament, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 13, fee $25. For additional class listings/details/reservations: 419-874-4174 or 577foundation.org.
● Holiday Cookie Sale at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 738 Glenwood Rd., doors open at 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15. Available will be Kolachi (apricot, raspberry, nut, poppyseed, and prune), Tiropata (cheese triangles), along with other items. Buy cookies by the pound. Details: 419-662-3922/email at email@example.com.
● Square and Contra Dancing at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy., beginner’s instruction 7-8 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday. Music by: Root Cellar String Band. Calling: Barry Dupen. No partner is necessary. Admission: $7 adults; $5 students, notmad.org.
● Celebrate Latino and Latina Art and Culture at the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, Inc., 1225 Broadway St., 6-9 p.m. Friday. “Christmas in the Americas” featured artist Jennifer Moorman. Complimentary food and beverages. Please bring a canned good item or food gift car to donate to the Believe Center’s holiday gift baskets given to families in need. 419-241-1655
● Waterville Playshop’s “Old Fashion Christmas” concert at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. Second St., 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Bring the whole family and hear your favorite Christmas carols performed by Jukebox Saturday Night and Friends. Admission is to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Anthony Wayne Food Bank. Also accepting monetary donations.
● The Tower Brass Quintet “Spirit of Christmas Brassed” concert at Community Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd., 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission at the door. Details: 419- 877-0607.
● Living Christmas Card program at the Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16, and 6-8 p.m. Dec. 20. The Museum is also open for the annual Old Home Holiday Tour, Saturday through Dec. 21. Admission: $5. Details: woodcountyhistory.org or 419-352-0967.
● Seed Cleaning — Volunteer Opportunity, Park District Headquarters, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 13. wcparks.org or 419-353-1897.
● Breakfast at Voiture 141, 2231 Airport Hwy., 9 a.m.-noon every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Menu: Pancakes, waffles, french toast, sausage gravy/biscuits, and sausage.
● American Legion Post 384 breakfast buffet, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every 3rd Sunday of the month. 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. Menu: eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuit/gravy, hashbrowns, toast, coffee or orange juice. Cost: $5. Children menu also available. 419-666-7762.
● 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. every Friday. Lake perch or pollock. Shrimp, steaks, chicken strips, and burgers also available. Take-out 419-865-8511.
● Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood, 5-7:45 p.m. every Friday. 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.
● 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
Reynolds Corners Branch Library
4833 Dorr St., Toledo; 419-259-5320.
● Open house, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Call for information.
Rossford Public Library
720 Dixie Hwy.; 419-666-0924.
● Tuesdays with Adam, between 1-7 p.m. every Tuesday. Free 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. every third Monday of the month to assist people with basic legal issues and applications for public benefits.
● Therapy dog reading sessions for reluctant readers, 6:45-7:45 p.m. until Dec. 17; 15-minute slots available for reservation. Call for information and registration.
● Book discussion with local author Terry Shaffer, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Birmingham Branch Library
203 Paine Ave.; 419-259-5210.
● Teenspace, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Games, snacks, crafts, and more.
● ABLE mobile benefit bank, 6-8 p.m. on 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. 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.
Maumee Branch Library
501 River Rd.; 419-259-5360.
● Fall storytime, 7-7:30 p.m. today; 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
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. Registration required.
● Preschool storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. every Wednesday. Ages 3-5. Registration required.
● Babytime, 10:30-10:50 a.m. every Thursday. Ages 1-2. Registration required.
● Holiday crafts, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. For ages 3-10. Refreshments will be served.
Walbridge Branch Library
108 N. Main St.; 419-666-9900.
● Family storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
Way Public Library
101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg; 419-874-3135.
● Preschool storytime, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
● Reel Talk film series showing of Ship Ahoy, 10 a.m. Thursday. Dennis Vaughn will be the special guest speaker and will discuss the film afterwards. Admission and refreshments are free.
Waterville Branch Library
800 Michigan Ave.; 419-878-3055.
● Pre K-5th grade winter party, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 11. Crafts, stories, dancing, and more. Registration is required.
● Jazzy jewelry for adults and teens, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 10. Registration is required.
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 non-members. 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.
Trivia, 11:45 a.m. Fridays.
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. every Monday and Thursday. 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.
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.
Writer’s group, 10 a.m. every Thursday.
Watercolor art courses, 10 a.m. every Friday. Bring your own supplies.
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