● VFW Post 2510 musician night/jam session, 617 Second St., 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Wednesdays. Dancing with performances by guest bands who volunteer to perform from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Thursdays. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. Refreshments available for purchase. Details: 419-697-4503.
● Call for Volunteers: Dig Downtown Spring Planting, individual and group volunteers are invited to join the effort on May 14. Volunteers, including members of the BGSU University Women’s Garden Group, the Master Gardeners, and the BG Women’s Club, will plant the flowers downtown. Once plants are in, downtown relies on volunteers to help maintain them by donating an hour a month for weeding and pruning. Tax deductible cash donations for the flowers can also be made to the Downtown Foundation. For details: 419-354-4332.
● St. Mark Lutheran Church hosting golf scrambles at Chippewa Golf Course, 23550 State Rt. 579, 1:30 p.m. May 26. Cost: $70 per golfer and includes dinner, cart, desserts, and prizes. Registration due by May 20: 691-3597. The event is sponsored by the church’s Luther League Youth group. Proceeds will help offset expenses for youth to participate in a mission trip this summer.
● Toledo Astronomical Association public viewing (weather permitting) at Beaver Creek Park, 23028 Long Judson Rd., 9 p.m. until midnight Saturday. Viewing will feature the planet Saturn and numerous deep space features such as the Beehive Cluster in the constellation Cancer. Free. Details: toledoastronomy.org or Frank S. Merritt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-535-8775.
● Springfield Schools Foundation “True Blue to Do” fund-raiser for classroom grants and technology for Springfield students at Premier Banquet Hall, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets: springfieldschoolsfoundation.org.
● Glass City Singles Dance Parties Mother’s Day celebration at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 8 p.m.-midnight Friday. Cost: $8. 734-856-8963
● Northwest Ohio Writers Forum meeting welcomes writers and prospective writers at the Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Rd., 10 a.m.-noon May 18. Details: nwowf.org.
● Ageless Wonders of Lake Township lunch at the Elephant Bar Restaurant, 5001 Monroe St., 5 p.m. Thursday. Questions: 419-836-3811.
● Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission, Side Cut, Lamb Center, 1025 W. River Rd., 7-9 p.m. today. Information: Dave Westrick at email@example.com.
● Maumee Senior Center’s Breakfast in the Garden and the annual plant and bake sale, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday. A wide variety of flowers and plants will be available for purchase. A breakfast bar will be available for $2 per person or purchase items individually. To donate plants or pots and/or questions call 419-893-1994.
● Lifetree Cafe’s program “When Love Hurts: Ending the Cycle of Domestic Violence” at “The Zone”: 405 Sackett St., 7 p.m. May 15. Program will provide practical strategies for removing those suffering domestic violence from their abusive situations. Free. Snacks and beverages available. Details: 419-893-8761.
● Claire’s Night, an authors and illustrators cocktail reception and prelude to Claire’s Day festival will be at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., 7-10 p.m. May 16, featuring dining stations, complimentary beverages, and music. Cost: $65 per person. Details: toledolibrary.org or 567-712-1180.
● The Monclova Historical Foundation Books and More Sale at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. May 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18. Huge selection of books at bargain prices. A special area will feature children’s books. There will also be DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and board games. Details: 419-861-1336.
● Area women are invited to “Accessory Dressery” luncheon and program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., doors open 11:30 a.m., lunch buffet 12 p.m. Thursday. Special Feature: Barb Moran, of Fremont sharing her accessories from her “Personal Design Shop.” Music: Deb Bradish, of Toledo. Speaker: Mary Thompson of South Ryan, Mich. Cost: $10.50. Sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.
● Preschool Pioneers: Dying for Color program at Pearson Metropark’s Johlin Cabin, 4600 Starr Ave., 10-11:30 a.m. Friday. Bring your 3-5-year old for fun activities. They will discover how farmers once sheared, carded, spun, and dyed sheep’s wool. Children will hear a story and have the opportunity to dye their own yarn. Cost: $5. Register child only. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.
● Rummage sale at First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. off Pickle Rd., 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. May 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17 and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. May 18. May 18 is $2 bag day, clothing only and half off other items. Raffles. Goods and lunch available for purchase May 16 and 17. 419-693-7128
● Vail Meadows Benefit Golf Scramble at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, 5530 Bay Shore Rd., shotgun start at 1 p.m. May 18. Event will be a 4 person scramble with dinner immediately following at Icons Eatery and Entertainment, 3150 Navarre Ave. Details: Chad Munson, 419-691-1540 or Barb Castillo, 419-283-2317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Oregon Fest Give ‘N Take Plant Exchange will take place in a large tent near Dustin Road and Harbor Drive, plant drop off 9-10 a.m., plant shopping/pick up 10-11:30 a.m. May 18. Bring extra plants and trade for others. Questions: email@example.com or 419-913-3337.
● 5K Run for Vail Meadows at the Millbury Fire Station on Ayers Road in Millbury, registration 8:45 a.m. and race starts at 10 a.m. May 25. Pre-registration fee $15 without T-shirt or $20/includes T-shirt, and $25 day of raceand includes a T-shirt. Participants can register online at runforthemeadows.com.
● Oregon Safety Town, a safety program for children entering kindergarten or first grade (if they haven’t previously attended) at Starr School, 3230 Starr Ave., 8-10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 11-21. Registration forms available at the Oregon Library on Dustin Road or download from the community involvement section on the City of Oregon Police Web site. Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Children do not need to be Oregon residents to attend.
● 2K/5K Family Fun Walk/Run with Serenity Farm Equestrian Center in front of the Pemberville Fire Hall, 104 E. Front St., registration opens at 1 p.m., walk/race begins at 2 p.m. May 18. Registration also available at serenityfarm.org or visit Second Sole at Levis Commons or the farm office. Cost: $20 adults; $5 children under 12. Special prizes. Free refreshments to participants, plus music and other activities. Proceeds benefit children and family programming at Serenity Farm.
● “America’s Boating Course” by Toledo Sail and Power Squadron at W.W. Knight Nature Center, 29530 White Rd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Details: 419-343-0251 or email@example.com.
● Toledo Refining Company’s Practically A Golf Tournament fund-raiser at the Clock Tower at 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., shotgun start 1:30 p.m. May 17. Cost: $140 each foursome; $300 each hole sponsor; and others. Send registrtaion with payment by Friday to: The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio, 1545 Holland Rd., Suite B., Maumee, Ohio 43537 or 419-867-5950 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Benefits The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio.
● The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society’s Plant Sale at Walt Churchill’s Supermarket parking lot, 26625 N. Dixie Hwy., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine May 18. Questions: Charlene, 419-874-8964. Proceeds to continue the society’s sponsorship of national display gardens at Toledo Botanical Garden, 577 Foundation, and other areas.
● The 577 Foundation offers programs for adults and children, 577 E. Front St.; Adult programs: Introduction to Art Journaling, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, fee $25; Creating soap from scratch, 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, fee $35; Stained Glass Mosaics, 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 14, fee $20; Urban Homesteading, 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 15, fee $10. Reservations: 419-874-4174 or 577foundation.org.
● Square and Contra Dancing at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy., beginners’ instruction 7-8 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday. Music by: Cottenwood Jam String Band. Calling: Carol Jacobs. No partner is necessary. Admission: $7 adults; $5 students, notmad.org.
● UTMC Community Cares Free Medical Clinic at the CedarCreek South Campus, 2150 S. Byrne Rd., 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Available for general medical care. Women’s health available by appointment only. Tetanus and flu shots, dental assessments/referrals, and confidential HIV testing. No immunizations. For more information: utcommunitycare.org/patients or 419-482-8127 or emailing email@example.com.
● Byrne Heatherdowns Business Assocation’s Car Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18 at Byrne Road and Heatherdowns Boulevard. Raffles, food, drinks, children’s games, used book sale, and music. To register, contact Scott McLuckie, 419-382-1491 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A $10 reservation fee is required for all cars. Proceeds to South YMCA at the Morse Center and Beverly Elementary PTO.
● Libbey High School all-class picnic on the grounds of the high school, noon-8 p.m. June 22. Potluck, bring picnic table/chairs, coolers. Contact: Francine Coogler Boyd, 419-250-0491; Keva Fisher, 567-288-5031; or Terry Fench, 419-297-6088.
● Bead for Life Party — to benefit nonprofit organization that creates income-generating opportunities for Ugandan women living on $1 a day — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at the Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St. Ugandan women create jewelry from recycled paper and are enrolled in programs that give them skills they need to launch businesses and take control of their economic futures. Guests at event can make a difference by purchasing handcrafted bead jewelry priced between $4 and $25.
● Village of Whitehouse Flower Market downtown Providence Street and the Wabash Cannonball Bike Trail, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays in May. Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, trees, pastries, and more. Details: 419-877-5383.
● Whitehouse Tree Commission offers free seminar “Plants for Birds and Butterflies” at the Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 10-11 a.m. May 18. Speakers: ornithologist Elliot Tramer, professor of environmental sciences at the University of Toledo and butterfly expert Stephen Smith, vice president of the Ohio Lepidopterists’ Society.
● The Clothing Closet at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., will close Saturday, May 25, and May 27.
Breakfast at Voiture 141, 2232 Airport Hwy., 9 a.m.-noon May 19. Cost: $6, small extra charge for additional sausage.
American Legion Post 384 breakfast buffet, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 19. Cost: $7 adult; $6 senior; $4 child.
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. Menu: 419-893-3952 or maumeeeagles.com.
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.
At the Library
Rossford Public Library
720 Dixie Hwy.; 419-666-0924.
● Three Warriors, a Spy and an Indian Chief, 6:30 p.m. May 15. Free.
Birmingham Branch Library
203 Paine Ave.; 419-259-5210.
● Kidspace, 4 p.m. Tuesdays.
● ABLE mobile benefit bank, 5-8 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.
● Homework helper, 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
● TeenSpace, 4 p.m. Thursday.
Genoa Branch Library
602 West St.; 419-855-3380.
● Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesdays.
● Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Tuesdays.
Locke Branch Library
703 Miami St., Toledo; 419-259-5310.
● Homework helper, 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
● Crafternoons, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 15.
Maumee Branch Library
501 River Rd.; 419-259-5360.
● Book explorers, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays.
Oregon Branch Library
3340 Dustin Rd.; 419-259-5250.
● ABLE Mobile Benefit Bank Advocates for basic Legal Equality representative, 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesday.
● 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 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.
● Mercy Talks: Urogynecology and Women’s Health with Dr. Andrew Croak, 7 p.m. Wednesday.
● Free showing of Argo, 2 p.m. Thursday.
Whitehouse Community Library
10615 Waterville St., Whitehouse; 419-877-9088.
● Book Nuts discussion group’s final meeting of the year, 7 p.m. Wednesday. No registration necessary.
● Teen book group, 12-1 p.m. June 1 for a discussion of The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Register at the library or call 419-877-9088.
●Anthony Wayne area children are invited to attend the next program at the library that will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon June 1. Seasonal crafts, stories, and refreshments will be provided. Parents are asked to stay with their children.
Woodville Public Library
101 East Main St., Woodville; 419-849-2744.
● Preschool storytime, 7 p.m. Mondays when school is in session.
● Cowgirl tea party, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Ages 3-8 for area girls. Registration required.
● Mother’s Day gift making, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
● Citizens Online computer classes, 1-2:30 p.m. May 14, 16, 21, and 23. Registration required.
● Cowboy Camp, 7 p.m. May 15 ages 3-8. Registration required.
● Word processing courses 6:30-8 p.m. May 21, 22, and 23. Registration is required.
Senior Citizens' Activities
East Toledo Senior Activities Center
1001 White St.; 419-691-2254.
Simply Seniors event, July 27. Auditions for the event will be 1-4 p.m. May 14. Call for details.
Annual chicken dinner, 4-7 p.m. June 12
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wood County Senior Center
305 N. Main St., Bowling Green; 419-353-5661
Tai chi, Fridays through June 28, 1-2:30 p.m. Registration required.