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Published: Wednesday, 2/14/2007

What's on - Michigan

•Baseball and softball sign-up time 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 at Whiteford Middle School gym. Information: 734-856-1443.

•Fourth annual prelude to St. Patrick Day 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. Anthony Kenna Hall, 4635 St. Anthony Rd. Irish music by John Connolly and others, food, and adult beverages. Tickets: $12.50 per person. Proceeds benefit the St. Anthony Knights of Columbus. Information: 419-478-2034 or 734-856-1767.

Petersburg

•Fun with sand, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Summerfield-Petersburg branch library, 60 East Center St. Projects and crafts involving sand. Information: 734-279-1025.

•Friends of the Library meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Summerfield-Petersburg branch library. Information: 734-279-1025.

t Homework Helpers available to help elementary and middle school students, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays during the school year at Summerfield-Petersburg branch library, 60 East Center St. Call the library to register: 734-279-1025.

Temperance

•Children's Mardi Gras, 7-8 p.m. Feb. 20 at Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Learn about Mardi Gras, make a mast, enjoy a treat and march in the parade. Registration needed, call: 734-847-6747.

•Computer basics, extended level one, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bedford Branch Library. For those with little or no computer knowledge. Registration required, call: 734-847-6747.

•Swiss steak dinner 4-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2843 West Sterns Rd., Lambertville. Cost: adults $8, ages 4-6 $3, under 3 years free. Takeout order available. Information: 734-856-1461.

t AM book club, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday each month in the quilt room at Bedford branch library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Call to register: 734-847-6747. Bedford Library book club meets 7 p.m. the second Wednesday each month.

•Game night for ages 10 to adult, 5:30-8 p.m. second Friday each month at Bedford branch library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Bring games or cards to share. Information: 734-847-6747.

•Lifelong Learning Classes for adults at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance. Art, real estate, tai chi, more. Information: 734-847-0559.

Areawide

•Guitar Fest is a daylong festival of guitar, with guest performances and clinics, equipment vendors, competitions, give-a-ways and prizes, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Toledo School for the Arts Attic Theater, 333 14th St., admission is $5.

•Groovelily to be presented at Owens Community College Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Program blends musical theater, jazz, folk, rock and pop. For more information call the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2787.

•Photo Contest sponsored by the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark and the Photo Arts Club of Toledo, with entries due by Feb. 17. The contest is open to all amateur photographers. The exhibition, which will include all entries, will be held Feb. 23, 24, and 25 at the National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 West Central Ave., Berkey. Information: 419-536-8422 or go to www.toledophotoartsclub.com.

t ToledoZOOTeen program for ages 13 to 17: young people with an interest in animals, nature, education, conservation, and community service can volunteer at the Toledo Zoo for the summer or year-round. Interviews are required. Apply by Feb. 15 deadline. Information: www.toledozoo.org or 419-385-4040.

t Was Eve a Scientist? A three-part symposium on Women and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine, University of Toledo campus. Feb. 15 from 3-5 p.m., Women's Leadership in STEMM, Student Union room 2584. Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., Women's Academic Careers in STEM, Nitschke Hall auditorium. Feb. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., Women in the Health Professions, Health Education building, room 103 on the UT Health Science Campus, Glendale Avenue. Professors from several departments will take part in each symposium. Information: www.womenscenter.utoledo.edu or 419-530-8570.

•"Faces" Art Exhibit, to include pieces from contemporary Renaissance-style paintings to photojournalistic images, at Owens Community College Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, beginning Feb. 19. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2721.

t World Cultures Film: In America, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Owens Community College, Oregon Road. Mainstage Theater. Irish immigrants find their way in New York City. Information: 567-661-7523.

•"Costumes and Customs: Celebrating Women Everywhere," lunch and show co-sponsored by Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development and the University of Toledo Catherine Eberly Center for Women: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 2 at the Courtyard at the Navy at the International Park, 26 Main St., Toledo. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. International ethnic traditions, a show commemorating International Women's Day, 12:30 p.m. Tickets sold until Feb. 15. Information: 419-530-8572.

•Pet Care A to Z, Junior Girl Scouts to learn responsible pet ownership and earn a Pet Care badge, now through May on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4-6 p.m. Held at Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Registration required: Maumee Valley Girl Scout Council, 419-243-8216.

Benefits

•Scholarship Benefit Concert to honor Art Tatum, presented by the Toledo Jazz Society and The University of Toledo Dept. of Music, sponsored by The Ohio Arts Council, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. at The Recital Hall of the Center for Performing Arts at The University of Toledo. Tickets will be available at the door, $5 students, $12 seniors and Toledo Jazz Society members, $15 general admission, $40 patron. The Tatum scholarship is awarded annually to African American music students at UT. Information: 419-241-5299.

•Children's Book Drive, sponsored by Girl Scout Troup 564 of Rambling River Service Unit from Rossford, is accepting new or gently used children's books to restock the Andrew Jackson Elementary School library in Chalmette Louisiana. Books for children kindergarten through 6th grade can be dropped off at Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council, 2244 Collingwood Blvd., Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., or Welch Publishing Company, The Rossford Record & Perrysburg Messenger, 117 East Second St., Perrysburg, through March 31. For information: 419-661-1720.

•Bowl For Kids' Sake to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio, Feb. 17 at Interstate Lanes, 819 Lime City Rd., Rossford. Times are 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m. Local celebrities will be on hand as well as Indy 500 champion Sam Hornish, Jr. Get your picture taken with Muddy the Mud Hen. Donations and sponsors needed, fabulous prizes will be awarded. For information call 419-243-4600 or register online at www.bbbsnwo.org.

•Pet Photos to benefit Assistance Dogs of America, offered by MotoPhoto Portrait Studio, 5412 Monroe St. through Feb. 16, for a $10 donation. Portraits can be of pets by themselves, with children, families or even in their favorite costume. MotoPhoto will display photos in its "Pet Parade" at the store and customers can vote for their favorite, winner receives $50 cash prize. Appointments: 419-842-1510.

•First Manor House Mardi Gras, Feb. 17 at the Wildwood Metropark Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. Shelly Brown, a native of Louisiana, serves as Mardi Gras Queen. Music by the Cake Walkin' Jass Band, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, carnival games, tarot cards, astrology. Tickets $60 per person, $100 per couple. Reservations: www.metroparkstoledo.com or call 419-407-9784.

•National Pancake Day at IHOP is Feb. 20 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pancakes will be free and guests will be encouraged to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network program at Mercy Children's Hospital.

•Swim & Stride for Diabetes on Feb. 24 from Noon to 4 p.m. at UT Rec Center, sponsored by Diabetes Youth Services, to support services for children with diabetes. Free admission to UT Rec Center for raising $50 per family or $25 per person and free t-shirt for raising $100 or more by Feb. 24. Supervised play area for ages 1-14, lots of games, crafts, and activities. To participate, or donate, call 419-480-1796 or go to www.dys4kids.org.

•Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to help pay medical expenses for Jett Cameron who was born premature and is facing several surgeries. Bring the family for auctions, games for the kids, music and Magic by Patrisio, Feb. 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Erie St. Market-Civic Center Promenade, 237 South Erie St. Cost is $12 adults, $5 children 4-10 and 3 & under are free, dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. If you're interested in making a donation call 419-861-9520 ext. 3.

•Benefit Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24, to help the children of the late William Briggs, to cover medical and funeral expenses, Troy Webster American Legion #240, 335 Park Dr., Luckey Ohio. Baked Chicken or Roast Beef dinner, to include green beans or corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, tossed or jello salad, rolls, dessert and drink, $10 adults, $6 children, 50/50 raffles every hour. Live auction by Jon Overmeyer. Information: 419-837-6767, 419-837-6620, or 419-872-1571.

•Donations needed for rummage sale to benefit Cancer patients. Donations accepted until Feb. 28 at Haematology-Oncology Assoc., 8166 Douglas Rd., Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Feb. 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•New and gently used household items needed for Family House Shelter, the largest emergency shelter for homeless families in Ohio. Donations can be dropped off at Champion Credit Union locations: 4140 West Laskey Rd., 1347 South Detroit Ave., and 7525 Sylvania Ave. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. View the Family House wish list at www.ChampionCU.org or call 419-407-4140.

•Art Auction donations needed for Fort Miami Elementary School for their auction on March 10 at Gianno's restaurant. Works by local artists and other items auctioned to raise funds for curriculum enrichment, instructional support and equipment. For information or to make a donation call 419-897-0452 or 419-893-8372.

Camps

•Baseball Pitching and Hitting Camp, Feb. 18 &19 for U10, U13, U14 & high school players, 140 Dixie Hwy., Rossford, cost is $25 per session or both sessions for $45. For information contact Coach Allen Davis at 419-392-4106.

Clubs

•American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Hancock Fabrics, 5201 Airport Hwy. New members welcome.

•Artists Club meets twice a month for hands-on activities and guest speakers at the Arts Council office, 134 West South Boundary St., suite T, Perrysburg. Information: 419-873-2787 or Perrysburgarts.org.

•Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will meet Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Conference Center of Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., slide presentation by Jim Boldt on "Hostas in Upper Midwest Botanical Gardens". Open to the public. Information: 419-874-8964.

•Compass Club luncheon, speaker and discussion 11 a.m. Wednesdays at El Matador, 7011 Airport Hwy., and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John's restaurant, 3131 Secor Rd. Open to all. Information: 419-865-8848.

•Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets the first Thursday each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. Information: 419-837-5653.

•Genealogy by Computer Society meets 1 p.m. the second Saturday each month at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-382-6559 or go to www.gcstoledo.org.

•Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Rd. Public welcome, mini-project each month. Information: 419-936-2986.

•Glass City Singles Social Club offers line dance instruction at 6:30 p.m. (cost $3), and ballroom dance instruction at 7:30 p.m. (cost $6) at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., and regular Friday night dance parties for $7 from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Toast of the Town dining experiences featured at various restaurants around town on Thursday nights. For complete list of events visit www.toledosingles.com or call 1-800-937-4616.

•Greater Toledo Republican Club meets the last Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. at Wernert's Corners Civic Association building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.

•Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets the 3rd Monday of every month at the Common Space Library, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., at 6:30 p.m. Information: 419-535-1064.

•Holey Toledo Knitters guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd., visitors welcome. Information: 419-537-9325.

•IPMS Toledo Plastic Modelers meets 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays each month, Rider's Hobbies of Toledo, Starlight Plaza Shopping Center, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania.

•Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. second Thursday each month, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.

•Machine Embroidery Guild meets the second Saturday every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5700 Monroe St. at 11 a.m. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or email d.give@accesstoledo.com.

•Maumee Bay Country Quilters Guild meets 6:45 p.m. the first Tuesday, except the summer months, at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon Room, Navarre Avenue, Oregon. Guest fee: $3. Information: 419-726-3849.

•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month, Lake Township Headquarters complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. and State Rt. 795. R C, Sail and Static. Boat runs are 1 p.m. the second Sunday each month. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.

•Maumee Valley T's (Ford Model T Club), 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-877-0513.

•Mother's Center of Great Toledo hosts weekly meetings and social activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. Information: 419-868-1067 or go to www.motherscenter.net.

•Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Information: 419-832-3801.

•Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, noon the first and third Friday each month at Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.

•Pals of Long Ago Remembering Athletic Club meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Zenobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison Ave. Information: 419-536-8525.

•Panera's Professionals Book Club, newly formed "book talk" group of professionals, managers, and educators, meets for lunch the first Sunday each month at 1 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4050 Talmadge Rd. Information: 419-517-3831.

•Photo Arts Club of Toledo meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-536-8422 or visit www.toledophotoartsclub.com.

•Public Employee Retirees chapter 33 meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday each month at Bowling Green Senior Center. Information: 419-833-5999.

•Rotary Club of Toledo meets Mondays at noon at Zenobia Shrine, 1511 Madison, information: 419-241-7060 or email info@toledorotary.org.

•Singles group bowling league is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday in Oregon. Information: 419-862-0098.

•Springfield Embroidery Club meets the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-Noon at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy., open to the public, free. Information: 419-866-0782 or go to www.sewmanystitches.com.

•Springfield Serger Club meets the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-Noon at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy., open to the public, free. Information: 419-866-0782 or go to www.sewmanystitches.com.

•Springfield Quilt Club meets the first Saturday of each month from Noon-2 p.m. at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy., open to the public, free. Information: 419-866-0782 or go to www.sewmanystitches.com.

•St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 in the Auditorium. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Program: "Women's safety in the home, mall, car, etc." will be presented by Maumee Police Officer, Wendy Neusome. Lunch will be available for $4. Guests welcome.

t Swan Creek Cygnets 4-H Club invites ages 8 to 18 for activities including small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, gardening, cooking, creative arts, sewing, and more. Meetings held the second Monday each month. Information: 419-825-3509.

•Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays each month at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-893-9759 or go to www.toastmasters.org.

•Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden Community Room, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-478-7594 or visit www.toledocameraclub.com.

•Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at Toledo Botanical Garden Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-531-8124 or www.Toledogemandrockhoundclub.com.

•Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society meets the last Thursday each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 7 p.m. Public is invited.

•Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, 7 p.m. the second Thursday each month at Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove. Open to mothers, foster mothers, guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032.

•Toledo Naturalists' Association program: "Hawaii: Volcanoes, Birds, and Fish" will be presented by Tom and Laura Kemp on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson's Activity Center, 1833 South Holland-Sylvania Rd. Open to the public. For more information: www.toledonaturalist.org.

•Toledo PC Users Group meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the UAW Local 14 Hall, 5411 Jackman Rd. Information: www.toledopcug.net.

•Toledo Polish Genealogy Society meets the third Saturday each month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St., visit website at www.geocities.com/tpgs02.

•Toledo Sewing Guild meets the third Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Space Library, 1700 North Reynolds. Open to the public. Information: 419-882-0461.

•Topics Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Perrysburg Way Library, 101 Indiana Ave. Information: 419-849-3108.

•TOPS Club 495 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church, 4543 Douglas Rd., program provides motivation, weight-loss ideas and support. Weekly dues of fifty cents plus joining fee. Information: 734-856-3490 or 419-472-7163.

•TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 9 a.m. each Monday at Advent Lutheran Church, 6735 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Group encourages sensible weight loss. For information call 419-867-0728 or 419-829-4185.

t Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month to improve communication skills, both speaking and listening. For meeting times and location call 419-536-9427.

•VFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Thursday each month at the post home, 1032 Sylvania Ave.

•Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio social group open to women new to the area or who want to make new friends. Needlework, card games, dining out, golf. Information: 419-531-5636.

•Western Lake Erie Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Meetings are open to the public. Information: www.westernlakeerie.org.

•Westgate Toastmasters meet Fridays 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. Information: www.toastmasters.org.

Concert

•Frances Renzi in a concert of solo piano music, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St., featuring works of Mozart, Debussy, Ravel and Chopin, joined by Bernard and Rita Sanchez and Constance Denham with newly commissioned work for piano, trumpet and two sopranos by Aaron David Miller. Admission is free.

Crafts

•Spring Craft Show March 17 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Michaels School, 510 West Front St., Monroe, Mich. For table rental call Nancy at 734-269-2780.

Education

•Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) classes offered by Owens Community College on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in College Hall Room 151, for area residents to prepare for their GED and COMPASS testing. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2721.

•Anthony Wayne High School will hold a Post Secondary Options Program Meeting on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 5967 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse, for qualified students to attend college classes while still enrolled at Anthony Wayne High School and receive both high school and college credit. This is a mandatory meeting for students in grades 8-11 who want to participate for the 2007-2008 school year, and students must be accompanied by a parent. Information: 419-877-0466.

t Astronomy Program "What Happened to Pluto?", at the Appold Planetarium of Lourdes College, 7:30 p.m. at the college, Convent Boulevard, Sylvania. Show dates are the following Fridays: Feb. 16, March 2, 16, and 30, and April 13. Admission is $4, or $3 for Lourdes faculty, staff and students, and children ages 11 and under. Reservations are required: 419-517-8897.

•Bedford Child Development Center, child-care facility for children 6 weeks to 12 years is open to surrounding communities. Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 734-847-5730.

•Childbirth education classes at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

•Children's art classes offered by the Toledo Artists Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.

•Community Writers Workshop for area residents who enjoy writing prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Fridays at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156 D, call 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7385. Free.

•Continuing and Extended Education classes offered at Bowling Green State University for adults and kids. Children's classes to include gymnastics, cheerleading, and karate and adults can participate in ballroom dancing, karate and online career and skill enhancement courses. Information: www.pace.bgsu.edu or call 419-372-8181 or 1-877-650-8165.

•Distance Learning courses offered by the Community Partnership at no charge. Details: www.communityprevention.org or 419-866-3611.

•Dunbar Academy is accepting applications for fall enrollment for grades K-8, Feb. 19 through March 2. Applications available at the school, 331 14th St., or by calling 419-244-4202. Information: www.leonagroup.com/dunbar.

•ElderVision classes at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. One-day trips and programs for active adults. Information: 419-824-3707 or www.lourdes.edu/eldervision.htm.

•English classes for adult speakers of other languages, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Burnham Building, 6850 Monroe, Room 208. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic and literacy education. Information: 419-824-8539.

•English for speakers of other languages, Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon or 1-3:30 p.m. offered through Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. Call 419-473-2364.

•English for speakers of other languages at Owens Community College, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. in the college's Workforce and Community Services on Tracy Rd., Northwood. Information: 567-661-7357.

t Family Astronomy Programs, "Skywatchers of Africa", 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 23 and "Follow the Drinking Gourd", for children of all ages, 1 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 24, at University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, West Bancroft Street campus. Cost $5 adults, $4 for children ages 3 and older and for seniors. Observation of the heavens using the Ritter 1-Meter telescope offered after the evening program on March 2, weather permitting. Information: www.rpbo.utoledo.edu or 419-530-4037.

•Free Adult Computer GED Enhancement Program by Toledo Public Schools Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program, every weekday except Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1530 North Superior St., Summit annex, second floor, room 232. Call 419-671-8700.

•Garden Journal Class to be offered by The 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St., Perrysburg, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m.-Noon, open to the public, cost is $5 and registration is required: 419-874-4174 or go to www.577foundation.org.

•GED test preparation and practice tests for adults: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-9 p.m. at 7035 Madison, Holland, or Wednesdays from 12:30-8:30 p.m. at 6850 Monroe, room 210, Sylvania. Call 419-867-5763 or 419-824-8539. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic, literacy education.

•GED test preparation offered at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. GED classes, practice tests to qualify for fee waiver forms, instruction in math, reading, and writing are offered at no charge. Free five-class fast-track program with test offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

•GED preparation class for area residents to be offered at Owens Community College in the Workforce and Community Services building on Saturdays at 9 a.m. For information call 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.

•High School Writers Workshop offered at Owens Community College from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Student Health and Activities Center Room 165, for area high school students interested in writing short prose or poetry. Information: 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7385.

•Ironworkers apprenticeships; applications accepted at the Toledo Area Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Center, 1078 Atlantic Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. Picture ID and $10 nonrefundable fee required. Information: 419-382-3080.

•Kick Start Kindergarten program, sponsored by the Toledo Hearing and Speech Centers, to be administered by an Occupational Therapist and a Speech Language Pathologist to focus on essential motor, social, and academic skills. Sessions are 1 1/2 hours twice a week for 6 weeks. Sessions offered: Feb. 26-April 6; and April 16-May 25. For information: 419-241-6219 or go to www.HearToledoSpeak.org.

•Medical Coding, Medical Transcription and Activity Professionals classes offered at Mercy College Continuing Professional Education, 2221 Madison Ave. Information: 419-251-1799 or go to www.mercycollege.edu.

•Pottery classes by the Toledo Potters Guild at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., for ages 14 through adult. Clay class also available for children ages 7-18. Information: 419-535-6937 or go to www.toledopottersguild.org.



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