•Croswell Opera House presents Urinetown, 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22 and 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Croswell Opera House, 129 East Maumee St. The play is a comedic tale of greed, corruption, and love during a time when water is worth its weight in gold and admission is charged for basic human needs. Tickets: general public $25, seniors $22, and students $20; upper balcony seats are $20 general public and seniors, and $15 students. Information: 517-264-7469.
•Lenawee Humane Society offering cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies for adoption at $50 per animal. Most of the animals up for adoption are neutered or spayed. Information: 517-263-3463.
•Erie Mason High School swimming pool open every Wednesday for two sessions, 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. at 2400 Lakeside Rd. Lifeguard on duty. Cost per session is $1. Information: 734-848-4257.
•Quilting class, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Erie Branch Library, 2065 Erie Rd. Learn the simple half triangle square and its many quilting applications. Beginners welcome. Information: 734-848-4420.
•Red Hat Society book club, 7 p.m. second Monday each month, Erie Branch Library, 2065 Erie Rd. Sept. 10: The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lillian Jackson Braun. Open to all readers.
•Craft show and sale, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Hidden Creek Community, 6400 Dixie Hwy. Information: 734-848-5700.
•Night of Feng Shui, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 24 at Ida Branch Library, 3016 Lewis Ave. Learn five basic techniques of Feng Shui to cleanse, clear, and balance the energy of the home for more harmony, joy, happiness and abundance in life. Information: 734-269-2191.
•Book club, 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday each month, Ida branch library, Lewis Avenue. Call: 734-269-2191.
•Crafters and merchants needed for Christmas in the Country Craft Show on Nov. 10. Table rental, 734-777-6452 or 734-848-8438.
•Master Gardener Program offered 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17 for 12 weeks at Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 West Monroe Rd. (M-50), Tipton, Mich. Classes taught by Michigan State University Extension staff and experts from southeastern Michigan. Topics: flower gardening, soils, vegetables, woody ornamentals, pest management, indoor plants, tree and small fruits, lawn care, basic botany and diagnostics. Master Gardener certification is achieved upon completion of the course work and 40 hours of volunteer commitment. Fee is $225 and includes 800-page Master Gardener reference notebook. Applications available at www.hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu or call 517-431-2060.
•Fall Festival of Quilts, Invitation to Participate, through Sept. 29, Ellis Reference and Information Center, 3700 South Custer Rd. Open to Monroe County residents. Information: 734-241-5277 or 800-462-2050.
•Wordsmiths meet 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 at Ellis Reference & Information Center, 3700 South Custer Rd. Beginners as well as published authors welcome to share critiques, advice, and ideas to improve writing skills. All writers welcome. Information: 734-241-5277.
•Monroe Camera Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month, 4010 North Custer Rd. Information: 734-243-3346.
•Library in Motion times, dates, and locations: Sept. 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Medilodge, 481 Village Green; 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Tendercare, 1215 North Telegraph Rd.; 3-4 p.m. Alterra, 1605 Fredricks Dr.; Sept. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Norman Towers, 810 West Elm St.; 2-3 p.m., River Park, 20 North Roessler St.; Sept. 27, noon to 1 p.m. at Milan Senior Citizens Center, 45 Neckel Ct., Milan, and Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to noon at Loudon Senior Citizens Center, 12613 Tuttlehill Rd., Milan.
•Free Your Spirit Friday, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 21 at St. Michael Church, 5790 West Temperance Rd. Everyone welcome to an evening of free family fun and entertainment. Live contemporary Christian music by Akoustik Communion. Food, crafts, and open gym. Information: 734-856-2944.
•Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library closed for remodeling. Return materials at other branches or renew materials at www.monroe.lib.mi.us., or call 800-462-2050. Neighboring library locations are: Dundee, Ida, and Bedford.
•Mount Carmel Church rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 at 8330 Lewis Ave. Friday is $2 bag day. Information: 734-847-2805.
•Anime club, 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Watch Anime, talk about Manga, and learn about the Japanese culture. Information: 734-847-6747.
•Computer basics extended, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Bedford Branch Library. Class intended for those with limited knowledge of computers. Class covers basic skills, including use of a mouse, computer vocabulary, creating a document, and elements of Internet usage. Free, however, registration is required. Information: 734-847-6747.
•Historical Society of Bedford meets 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Bedford historian and author Trudy Urbani speaks on the status of the Lambertville Cemetery project and the newly established Bedford Area Historical Museum. Public welcome. Information: 734-847-0922.
•St. Anthony Parish rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Kenna Hall, 4607 St. Anthony Rd. (off Secor Road). Thursday is bag day. Information: 734-854-1143.
t Award-winning robot demonstrated, 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St., by members of the Cat Attack team, 2006 division winner in the First Robotics Competition and winner of the 2007 FRC Judges' Award. Team members will discuss their design and what they learned from the process.
t Sylvania Metro Amateur Hockey League, travel division, disco party fund-raiser, 7 p.m. Oct. 5 to midnight at Tam-O-Shanter field house, 7060 Sylvania Ave. Admission, $20. Dancing, contests, prizes. Tickets: 419-885-1167, ext. 317.
t Sylvania Community Orchestra rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at McCord Middle School. New orchestra members welcome; call 419-885-4388.
t Sylvania Farmers Market, Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. in the former Marino's Market parking l ot on Main Street, adjacent to the Sylvania Historical Village, now through Oct. 11. Call Laura Glover, Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, 419-882-2135.
t West Toledo Democratic Club, annual dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at the UAW Local 14 hall, 5411 Jackman Rd. Information: 419-475-4443.
t American Legion steak or chicken dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Walter Weller post, 2404 Sylvania Avenue.
t Paws to Read, Tuesday evenings through Oct. 2 at West Toledo branch library, 1320 West Sylvania Ave. Children in grades 1-5 can sign up for a 20-minute session to read aloud to a therapy dog. Call 419-259-5290.
t Toledo Farmers Market at Westgate Elder-Beerman, 3300 Secor Rd., from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 31. Fruits and vegetables, plants andherbs, baked goods, coffees, honey,and more. Visit www.toledofarmersmarket.org.
t Friendship Park Senior Center fall craft show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the center, 2930 131st St. Baked goods, crafts, household items on sale. Sloppy joe lunch available. Craft table rental at $10 or $15. Call 419-936-3079.
•American Association of University Women's book sale, noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 11; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 12-13, and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 14, at 3057 West Bancroft St. Last day bag sale for $10. Preview books from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 11. Donations of books collected at the sale site 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Proceeds fund educational grants and scholarships for women.
•Women's self-defense tactics and techniques, four-session class held 6 to 9 p.m. Oct, 9, 11, 16, and 18 at St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Taught by certified instructors from the University of Toledo. Cost, $15, includes workbook and reference manual. Girls under age 18 need parental consent to participate. To register, call 419-897-8484.
•Women's Wellness Weekend, Nov. 10 and 11 at Our Lady of the Pines Retreat, Fremont, Ohio. Relax and rejuvenate with Yoga, tai chi, massage, manicures, pedicures, crafts, and more. Information: 419-381-1956.
•Cruisin' by the Park Car Show, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds, Sacred Heart Home for the Elderly, Navarre and Wynn roads in Oregon. All makes and models of cars and motorcycles welcome. Vehicle registration from 9 a.m. to noon. Awards at 3 p.m. Car registration is $7. Pig roast, food, music, door prizes, raffles and more. General admission, $2 per person; children five and under are free. Fund-raiser by the Little Sisters of the Poor,
t Antique Car Show, Sept. 22 at the Toledo Zoo, Anthony Wayne Trail. See examples of historic Model T and Model A and talk with their owners.
t 500 Classic Car Show by the Eagle Point School Parents Club, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the elementary school, 203 Eagle Point Rd., Rossford. Registration on show day, $12. Raffle, food, face painting, DJ music. Call: 419-661-0649.
t Polish and East European Genealogy workshop, lectures by Paul Valasek of Chicago on tracing Eastern European family history, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 in the McMaster Center at Main Library, 325 Michigan St., downtown Toledo. Topics: Polish American Roots; Haller's Polish Army in France, topic of lecturer's recent book; Tracing 20th century immigrants who have little or no known family information, and Czech and Slovak Research. Book signing follows. Free to the public. t What's in Your Township's Attic? panel discussion at the Wood County chapter meeting, Ohio Genealogy Society, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St., Bowling Green. Information that townships have in their records, and what township records are available at the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University. Open to all.
t Medication Review Clinic, free to the public, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 and 9 to 11 and 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Bay Park Community Hospital, Oregon. Licensed pharmacists will check medications for duplication, drug interactions, side effects, and more. Medications, herbal products, and over-the-counter products will be reviewed. Space limited; reservations required. Call 419-690-7979.
•Class for recovering cancer patients, 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 9, 11, 16, 18 at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Great Lakes Conference, Oregon. Free class is designed for recovering patients 18 years and older to regain strength and reduce stress and tension. Registration: 419-690-7675.
t Autism Spectrum Disorder workshops at family community centers: Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grace Community Center, 406 West Delaware Ave. Oct. 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at East Toledo Family Center at the Heffner Early Childhood Center, 255 Hefner. Strategies to facilitate learning and positive behavior at home and school. Call: 419-354-9010, ext. 137.
t Kitty Todd Prairie Seed Collection, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Kitty Todd Preserve, Swanton. Volunteers of all ages help collect ripe seeds for late fall planting; advance registration required. Call 614-717-2770, ext. 42 to volunteer and receive details.
t Side Cut Explorer tram rides along the Maumee River, every Tuesday 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, now through October, at Side Cut Metropark, riverview parking lot. Board the 12-passenger, wheel-chair accessible tram for a ride along the river and canal towpath. Free. Groups can schedule separate times for a nominal fee. Information: 419-407-9700.
•Senior Safari at the Zoo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25, Toledo Zoo, Anthony Wayne Trail, Nairobi Pavilion. Information: 419-725-6957.
•Fall Fantasia Dance from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Great Hall, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Music by the Johnny Knorr Orchestra, door prizes, snacks. Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets at the door, $5. Paramount Elite members, free. Couples and singles welcome.
•Toledo Ballet ballroom dance classes for six Friday evenings at 7 p.m. at their studio at Westfield Franklin Park Mall, West Toledo. Class participants can use their ballroom card to receive a 15% discount after class at Bravo Cucina Italiana restaurant. All age dancers welcome. Call: 419-471-0049.
•Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk at the Toledo Zoo, Sept. 23, Anthony Wayne Trail. Information: 419-537-1999.
•Walk for Lupus NOW, 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at Westfield Franklin Park in Toledo, with registration at 8:30 a.m. near the Food Court. The walk concludes at the Cinema DeLuxe on the second level. A second walk will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Findlay Village Mall, with a health and safety fair. Information and pledges, 419-423-9313 or 1-888-335-8787.
•Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, annual Run, Walk for breast cancer awareness, to be held Sept. 30 in downtown Toledo, ending with a celebration and ceremony at Fifth Third Field. Information: 1-800-I'm Aware or www.komen.org
•5K Step-Up and Walk for Breast Cancer, Oct. 6, with a 9 a.m. registration at the Gazebo, First and Washington streets, downtown Monroe, Mich. Benefits the Monroe Center Cancer Connection. Registration fee, $20. Information: 734-384-9933.
•State Fire Marshall Mike Bell returns to Toledo to support Mom's House annual bike run Oct. 7. Registration begins at 11 a.m., 7960 West Central. $30 per bike, $40 with passenger, $10 Finish Line dinner only at Packo's at the Park. A kick off meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at Packo's at the Park. Mom's House offers programs to help low-income single mothers complete their education. Information: www.MomsHouseToledo.org.
• Fantasy Fest in the Rainforest: fund-raising gala for the Diabetes Youth Services, 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Nairobi Events Pavilion, Toledo Zoo, Anthony Wayne Trail. Gourmet grazing stations, cash bar, music and special events. The gala benefits educational services for more than 3,000 area children with Type 1 diabetes. Cost, $65 per ticket. Reservations: 419-480-1796 or online at www.dys4kids.org.