Ourtowns Calendars 5/7


What's on

East Toledo

● 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.

Bowl­ing Green

● 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.

Grand Rap­ids

● 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, frank.mer­ritt@utoledo.edu, 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.

Lake Town­ship

● 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 evad­west@buck­eye-ex­press.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 event­pro­toledo@gmail.com.

● 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: fest@bex.net 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: or­e­gon­safe­ty­town@bex.net. 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 cshoover@ya­hoo.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 rcherry@ep­i­le­p­sy­cen­ter.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.

South Toledo

● 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 info@com­mu­ni­ty­care.org.

● 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 all­sportso@aol.com. 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.

Let's Eat


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.

Fish fry

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.