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Class will cover benefits of Paleo Diet


Learn more about the Paleo Diet and what it has to offer people with auto-immune diseases. Nutritionist and retired dietitian Kris Johnson and health counselor Lisa Bowe will teach a class from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Chapel of Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. Paleo-style snacks will be available.

There is no charge for the class, but donations are welcome. For more information, call Ms. Johnson at 419-320-2309.

Party with a purpose

Kick up your heels and join the party at Bar 145, 5305 Monroe St., on Thursday for the first annual Boots, Bling, and Barbeque fund-raiser to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Northwest Ohio.

The evening will feature live entertainment from the Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach band; complimentary barbecue from TJ’s Cookout and Catering, Deet’s BBQ, and Shorty’s BBQ; a mechanical bull, and much more.

Individual tickets cost $45, and VIP tables of four cost $300, available at Bar 145 or eventbrite.com.

Victorian Dinner

The Historic Vistula Foundation requests the pleasure of your company at its third annual Victorian Dinner at the Matthew Brown House, 1107 N. Superior St., on April 11, April 12, and April 13.

Seated in the red dining room, you can enjoy 14 courses served on antique china with silver place settings. Highlights of the menu include pecan-encrusted whitefish with cranberry, filet of beef with mushroom demi-glace, and chicken bacon Wellington.

Call 419-389-3452 for more information or to make reservations. The cost is $125 per person.

Eat your vegetables

Birds Eye frozen vegetables will team up with Disney in an effort to educate children on the importance of vegetables in a well-balanced diet. The “Step Up To The Plate” program will promote the great taste of vegetables and the benefits they provide.

Rita Ferro, a Disney executive, said, “Disney has a time-honored commitment to entertaining kids and families, and that commitment extends to supporting parents in raising healthy, happy kids.”

Today, only 10 percent of children in the United States eat the amount of vegetables recommended in the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines.

Parents can use #ILikeVeggies to share their ideas for getting kids to enjoy vegetables.

Contact Mary Bilyeu at 
 or 419-724-6155 or on Twitter @BladeFoodPage.

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