Ourtowns Calendars 12/18


What's on


● 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.

South Toledo

● 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.

Let's Eat


● 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.

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 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.