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Published: Wednesday, 8/29/2007

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•Toledo Ballet will hold open auditions for the annual production of The Nutcracker Sept. 8 at The Toledo Ballet, Westfield Franklin Park, 5001 Monroe St. Ballet dancers ages 16 and up who are not currently studying at the school may audition for placement in the Toledo Ballet Company during the final audition time. Audition fee $10. Information: 419-471-0049.

Festivals

• Fulton County Fair, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 31 to Sept. 6 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 State Rt. 108, Wauseon. General admission, $5 adult each day; $15 in advance or $20 at the gate for 3-day (Friday to Sunday) ticket. Children under age 15 enter free with an adult. Full schedule: www.fultoncountyfair.com.

t Perch, Peach, Polka, and Pierogi Festival in Port Clinton, Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 2, Main Street. Information: 419-734-7600.

t Black Swamp Arts Festival, Sept. 7-9 in downtown Bowling Green. Juried art shows and musical acts. Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars will perform 10 p.m. Sept. 8. Visit www.blackswamparts.org for more information.

Benefits,

Fund-raisers

•Walk for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Sept. 15, 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk starts at Secor Metropark. Online registration is $15 at www.pkdcure.org, day of event $20. Registrant receive free T-shirt. Information: 419-825-5694 or busmull@aol.com.

•Wake Up Youth, Inc. Walk-A-Thon 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at Ottawa Park (Across from Toledo Hospital). Fund-raiser is to benefit at risk girls and victims of sexual exploitation. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Food, 50/40 raffle. Information: 419-870-4402.

•Annual luncheon and style show Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m. social time, 11:45 a.m. lunch, 12:45 p.m. style show. Sponsored by The Episcopal Church Women of All Saints Church. Cost is $25, deadline for registration is Sept. 5. Proceeds benefit local charities. Ticket information: 419-531-4196 or 419-242-1508.

•Tiffany Coakley Golf Outing, 1 p.m. shotgun start on Sept. 10 at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee. Deadline for registration is Sept. 5. Cost $55 per player or $220 per foursome. All proceeds will go to support a Haskins family who is facing mounting medical bills due to illness. Information: 419-466-3270.

•AIDS Resource Center Ohio present SRO Masquerage, 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 8, Secor Building, 425 Jefferson. General admission $40 presale, $50 night of event, this includes admittance into the Toledo party of the year, a complimentary SRO Evolution martini. Red Ribbon Lounge, $90 presale, $100 night of event, this includes all the amenities of the general admission tickets plus exclusive access to the Red Ribbon Lounge a private, VIP only area with it own private bar and appetizers. Information: 419-241-944.

•Walk with Sunshine Celebrates 10th Anniversary, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8, Monclova Elementary School, 8035 Monclova Rd. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and everyone who registers by Aug. 31, $5 registration fee will receive a walk T-shirt. Information: 419-794-1393 or in Fulton County: 419-335-3763 ext. 12, or www.walkwithsunshine.com.

Crafts,

Rummage Sales

•Alexis Congregational rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 1 and Sept. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at 6202 North Detroit near Benore. On bag day all clothing is $2 a bag. All other items are half price.

•Christ United Methodist bake and rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at 5757 Starr Ave. Extension.

•Sylvania Chamber of Commerce Arts Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Vendor space available at $135 for a 10-by-20-foot booth. For an application, call 419-882-2135.

•King of Glory Lutheran rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 at 6517 Brint Rd., Sylvania.

•Waterville seeks craft vendors for Roche de Boeuf Festival Sept. 22. Deadline for registration is Sept. 11. Call for details: 419-878-5188.

t Lakevue Two flea market every Sunday, at the Adams Twp. American Legion 553, 206 South Byrne Rd. Vendors needed: 419-260-2629.

t Vendors wanted for Flea Market Craft Show 5 p.m. Sept. 3, setup at 3 p.m. at J.W. Diehn American Legion. Information: 419-345-9091.

t Toledo Swiss Ladies Society garage and craft sale, Sept. 8. Crafters needed: call 734-848-8076 or 419-340-5747.

Exchange Students

•Foundation for Intercultural Travel, a State Department designated exchange visitor program: now matching international students ages 15-18 with host families in the area. Families of all types eligible, from two-parent families to retired couples and single parent families. Students arrive a week before school starts; have medical insurance and their own spending money for clothes and entertainment and more. All students speak English and will stay one semester to a full year. Students are from Europe, Brazil, and other countries. Call toll-free, Maryann at 877-439-7862.

•Into Edventures needs host families to welcome foreign students age 15-18 into their home. Must provide a bed for the student and include them in family meals. Students have spending money and full insurance. Host families receive a $50 per month tax deduction. Information: 1-877-586-8586 or 419-726-2554.

•Ocean, a nonprofit international educational program, seeks host families for exchange students from other countries. Call 419-344-0466.

•STS Foundation seeks host families for international exchange students who will attend local high schools. Students have their own spending money and insurance and will share their customs and culture with their host families. Information: 1-800-522-4678 or visit www.stsfoundation.org.

•AFS-USA intercultural student exchange programs for American and foreign students: 1-800-AFS-INFO or visit www.afs.org/usa.

Clubs

•American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Sew Nice in the Diamond Plaza, 1855 South Reynolds Rd. 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 www.Perrysburgarts.org.

•Black Swamp Woodcarvers meet 7-9 p.m. every Thursday in the Common Space basement, Reynolds Road and Dorr Street. Annual carving show, Nov. 4. Open to all.

•BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club meets the second Tuesday of the month. For locations, call 419-874-2780 or go to www.bmwridersoftoledo.org.

•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. Mini-project each month. Open to all. Information: 419-936-2986.

•Glass City Singles Social Club offers line dance instruction at 6:30 p.m. and ballroom dance instruction at 7:30 p.m. at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toast of the Town dining experiences at various restaurants on Thursday nights. For 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 third 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. Call: 419-537-9325.

•Jermain Park Shuffleboard Club, at the park at Ottawa Park, Upton Avenue and North Cove Boulevard behind the tennis courts. New members invited, $5 per season. Shuffleboard played at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, through the summer. Call 419-824-5173.

•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.

•Lake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings held the second Wednesday each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by meeting. Information: 419-878-2041.

•Lucas County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (LCARES) meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at St. Luke's Hospital near the Cafeteria. Information: www.lcares.org.

•Machine Embroidery Guild meets the second Saturday every month (except July, August and December) 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.

Fish Fries

•Amazon Lodge No. 4, first and third Fridays each month, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 638 North University St., 419-531-7079.

•Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m.

•Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu, smoke-free.

•Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m., $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken available.

•VFW Post 3013, Fridays at 1950 South Eber Rd., Holland, 5-7 p.m.

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