Ourtown Calendars 12/11


What's On

East Toledo

● Lunch with Santa to benefit People with Disabilities, hosted by Easter Seals Northern Ohio with Zia’s and City Trends Realty at Zia’s, 20 Main St. (at the Docks), 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Lunch, goodie bags, 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.


● Craft and Gift Show by People Who Care at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 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; details, 419-320-8631.

Oak Harbor

● The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce hosts visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Log Cabin, 138 S. Toussaint Portage Rd., 6-8 p.m. Friday. Also, for anyone who would like to write to Santa and have letter answered by one of the chamber's “elves,” drop letters at mailbox at the cabin or the mailbox inside the lobby at community markets. Letters received by Dec. 20 will be answered. Include return address on all letters. Details: 419-898-0479.


● Aura of Christmas luncheon and program for area women at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., lunch buffet 12 p.m. Thursday. Speaker: Lucille Van Aken, of Hillsdale, Mich. Special feature: Bonnie Williams from the Big Apple Blossom Florist. Music by Liz Walborn of Perrysburg. Sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection. Cost: $10.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.

● Oregon Holiday Concert featuring the Toledo Symphony in the Clay High School Auditorium, 5665 Seaman Rd., 7 p.m. Wednesday. Sponsored by BP-Husky Toledo Refinery. Free tickets available at high school’s office or 419-698-6414.


● 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. Sunday. Free refreshments, silent auction, and free-will offering. Benefits the Good Samaritan Fund (assists Eastwood community members with shut-off notices and prescriptions) and the Community Food Pantry. For donations (before Friday) or details: Kathy Brandt, 419-287-4182 or evenings 419-287-4696.


● Zoar Lutheran Church’s Christmas Feast and caroling, 314 E. Indiana Ave., 12 p.m. Friday. Santa will be there with gifts for those in attendance. Free-will donation accepted. Reservations, 419-874-4346.

● 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. Wednesday. Designed for pre-school age children. wcparks.org or 419-353-1897.

● The 577 Foundation offers programs for adults and children, 577 E. Front St. Youth: Gingerbread Cabin, 5 years to high school age, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-2 p.m. Sunday, fee $7. Adult classes: Christmas candles, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, fee $45; Raku Pottery, 5-9 p.m. Monday, fee $13. 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. Saturday. 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 trophybearer@att.net.

South Toledo

● Drive-Thru Living Nativity at All Saints Lutheran Church, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd., 6-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Seven scenes, live animals, and many actors of all ages. No charge, but taking donations of non-perishable food items that will be delivered to Toledo area food banks. Details: 419-865-7701 or allsaints@toast.net or allsaintstoledo.org.

● St. Lucas Lutheran Church’s Neighborhood Food Pantry Grand Opening, 745 Walbridge Ave. at Frank St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Enter at the Frank Street gymnasium door. Receive information about the pantry, enjoy a free lunch, and learn about other community outreach resources available. Food requests are by appointment only. Information: 419-724-5280.


● 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 a non-perishable food item to donate to the Anthony Wayne Food Bank. Also accepting monetary donations.

Wood County

● Visit with Mrs. Claus hosting Holiday Fun at the Wood County District Public Library’s Children’s Place, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green, starting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Downtown parking is free during December.

● Living Christmas Card program at the Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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.

Let's Eat


● Breakfast at Voiture 141, 2231 Airport Hwy., 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. 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. 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. 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.

Fish fries

● 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

Heatherdowns Branch Library

3265 Glanzman Rd.; 419-259-5270.

● Preschool storytime, 7 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursday. Call for registration.

● Teen holiday celebration, 5 p.m. Dec. 18. Learn to make crafts, sing karaoke, and more. Call for information.

Reynolds Corners Branch Library

4833 Dorr St., Toledo; 419-259-5320.

● Frogtown low vision support group sessions, 10 a.m.-noon on the first Wednesday of each month. Sessions often include guest speakers and special features on education and support, with practical help and advice. Call for information.

● Homework helper, 6 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday.

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. Call for information.

● 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. Call for information.

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. Free and available to all. Call for information.

● Homework helper, 3:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call for information.

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. Free.

● Homework helper, 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Call for information.

Maumee Branch Library

501 River Rd.; 419-259-5360.

● Book explorers, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. Call for information.

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. Call for information.

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. Call for information.

Way Public Library

101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg; 419-874-3135.

● Preschool storytime, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call for information.

Waterville Branch Library

800 Michigan Ave.; 419-878-3055.

● Children’s holiday event, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. For grades PreK-5th. Registration required. Call for information.

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. Call for information.

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. 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.

Site council meeting, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Christmas party, Dec. 19. Call for information.

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.

Current events discussions, 12:45 p.m. every Wednesday.

Computer help desk, 12:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Registration required.

Bingo, 1 p.m. Dec. 27. Sponsored by Bethlehem Youth Outreach.

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.

Miracle Ear screenings and fittings, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. No appointment needed.

Holiday lunch celebration, 12 p.m. Thursday. Registration required. Call for information.

Birthday celebrations, 12 p.m. Dec. 19.

New Year’s Eve celebration, 12 p.m. Dec. 31.

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.

Substance abuse seminar, 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Movie day, 1 and 6 p.m. Dec. 18. Call for information.

Rug hooking course, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18. $25 registration fee. Registration required.

New Year’s Eve party, 11:45 a.m. Dec. 31.