● Spaghetti benefit dinner for Chad Sparks, a local resident diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease, at the St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St., 4-8 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets: $10 with reservations by Friday; $15/walk-in; $5 children 10 and under. Reservations: 419-855-7254 or 419-708-9968.
● The Hoppers and Sojourner Quartet New Year’s Eve Concert at Gateway Church, 9555 County Rd. 9, 7 p.m. Dec. 31. Pre-sale tickets: $20 reserved seats; $16 general admission seats; $18 all tickets at the door. For tickets: 419-422-4624 or 419-422-2222. Proceeds benefit the ministries of Hancock Christian Clearing House, Christian Helping in Crisis.
● Glass City Singles dance and parties for singles 21 and up at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 8 p.m.-midnight Friday. Pre-Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebration. Cost: $8. 734-856-8963.
● New Year’s Eve dance at Dunberger American Legion Post 537, 4925 Pickle Rd., 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Cost: $15 per person, age 21 and older. Potluck, bring hot or cold dish. Pop, coffee, and snacks provided. Crimson Lights band performing. For reservations by Dec. 28: 419-836-3308 or 419-260-0464.
● Celebrate the holidays at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., 5-7:30 p.m. today. Featuring stories, crafts, make/take gifts for holiday giving, cookie decorating, book sale, and a visit from Old Saint Nick. Festive songs by the Sweet Harmony ensemble. Information: 419-259-5270 or toledolibrary.org.
● Waterville Playshop’s Old-Fashioned Christmas concert at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. Second St., 7 p.m. today, featuring Christmas carols performed by Jukebox Saturday Night and Friends. Admission is donation of nonperishable food items for the Anthony Wayne Food Bank. Also accepting monetary donations.
● Winter art classes/workshops, Village Hall, 6925 Providence St.: FUNky Clay Jewelry, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 7 and 14, ages 13 and over, make a bracelet/necklace/earrings set, cost $32 and includes all materials and firing; Children’s Acrylic Painting class, ages 7-12, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 15, paint an 11x14 snowman on canvas, all supplies and step-by-step instructions provided, cost $28 per child. Reservations: 419-877-5383 or whitehouseoh.gov.
● The Clothing Closet at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., will close for the holidays Saturday through Jan. 2. It will re-open Jan. 5.
At the Library
Heatherdowns Branch Library
3265 Glanzman Rd.; 419-259-5270.
● Preschool storytime, 10 a.m. Thursdays. Call for registration.
● Teen holiday celebration, 5 p.m. today. Learn to make crafts, sing karaoke, and more.
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.
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. Tuesdays.
● 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.
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.
Maumee Branch Library
501 River Rd.; 419-259-5360.
● Book explorers, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday.
Oregon Branch Library
3340 Dustin Rd.; 419-259-5250.
● Senior book discussion, first Friday of every month, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
● 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.
● 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. today and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Way Public Library
101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg; 419-874-3135.
● Showing of Field of Dreams, 10 a.m. Jan. 3.
● Mobile Device Open House, noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 4. Unstructured session will address Android, Nook, iPad, and Kindle. Bring your device and your library card and pin.
● Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood, 9 a.m.-noon Sundays. Cost: $5. Children’s menu also available. 419-666-7762.
● 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. Closed Christmas Day.
● 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 Alaskan walleye, $8. 419-666-7762.
● Maumee Eagles 2562, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. All-you-can-eat pollock for $7.95 (dine-in only). 419-893-3821.
● Christmas day dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 710 Buckeye St. at Erie Street in Toledo, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 25. Menu: turkey, ham, and all the trimmings. Free. Reservations by Thursday at 419-726-3991. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Senior Citizens' Activities
East Toledo Senior Activities Center
1001 White St.; 419-691-2254.
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 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.
Memorial Home Health visit with Jodie Biggert Fremont, today.
Christmas party, Wednesday. Call for details.
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.
Pemberville Area Senior Center
220 Cedar St., 419-287-4109.
Trivia, 11:45 a.m. Fridays.
Current events discussions, 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays.
Computer help, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration required.
Bingo, 1 p.m. Dec. 27.
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
Birthday celebrations, 12 p.m. Wednesday.
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.
Perrysburg Area Senior Center
140 W. Indiana Ave.; 419-874-0847.
Grocery shopping, by appointment. Reservations required.
Jam session, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays.
Zumba Gold course, 9 a.m. Thursdays. $2 per class. Information call, Cheryl Fix, 419-874-0847.
Wood County Senior Center
305 N. Main St. Bowling Green; 419-353-5661
Watercolor art courses, 10 a.m. Fridays. Bring your own supplies.
Rug hooking course, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $25 registration fee. Registration required.
New Year’s Eve party, 11:45 a.m. Dec. 31.
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