•"Duck the Balls" dodgeball tournament, 9 a.m. Jan. 5 at YMCA of Lenawee County, 638 West Maumee St. Cost $80 a team (up to 10 on a team.) Open to ages 16 and up with men's and women's divisions. Proceeds benefit YMCA Sports and Lenawee County Crusader Football. Register by Jan. 2. Information: 517-263-2151, ext. 119.
• Life With Father 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 19, 25, and 26 and 3 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 at Croswell Opera House, 129 East Maumee St. Tickets: $22 general, $20 seniors, $12 students, $10 ages 12 and under, upper balcony pricing available. Information: 517-264-7469 or www.croswell.org.
•Erie Mason High School swimming pool 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays at 2400 Lakeside Rd. Lifeguard. Sessions cost $1. Information: 734-848-4257.
•Monthly book club meets 4-5 p.m. Jan. 5 at Ida Branch Library, 3016 Lewis Ave. Benjamin Franklin by Edmund Sears will be discussed. Information: 734-269-2191.
t Lenawee Humane Society, 705 West Beecher St., Adrian. Cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies available for adoption at $50 per animal. Most animals are neutered or spayed. Call 517-263-3463.
•Chess Tournament, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 7 at Tecumseh District Library, 215 North Ottawa St. All ages and playing abilities welcome to participate. Refreshments served. Players paired according to ages. Free, call to register: 517-423-2238.
•Master Gardener Program, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17 for 12 weeks at Hidden Lake Gardens, 6214 West Monroe Rd., Tipton, Mich. Topics: flower gardening, soils, vegetables, 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 by phoning: 517-431-2060.
•Women's Fiction Book Club meets 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at Ellis Reference & Information Center, 3700 South Custer Rd. Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin to be discussed. Information: 734-241-5277.
•Monroe County Community College class fundraiser, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 9 at Wendy's 1125 North Dixie Hwy. The freshman respiratory therapy class will receive 10 percent of gross receipts that are generated during the hours listed. Information: 734-243-0945.
•St. Valentine's Day Greektown bus trip fund raiser, Feb. 16, leaves Monroe County Community College, parking lot H (Health Building) promptly at
6 p.m. and returns at 1 a.m. Cost is $25, ticket holders will receive a $15 voucher upon arrival at Greektown. Sponsored by the freshmen Respiratory Therapy class at MCCC, proceeds benefit class projects. Tickets available from class members or by calling: 734-847-1917, 734-243-5390 or 419-824-3147.
t Shania Twin tribute featuring Donna Huber, 7;30 p.m. Jan. 19 at La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. Reserved Seating: $20,VIP Seating: $30. Tickets can be purchased by phone with a Visa or Mastercard at 734-384-4272, at the MCCC Cashier's Office or at the door if available.
•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.
tThe Tecumseh District Library chess tournament, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the library. Five 30-minute rounds with a break between games. All ages and playing abilities are welcome. Players are encouraged to bring a chess board if they own one but not necessary for participation. Refreshments served. Players paired according to age. Free to the public. Registration required call 517-423-2238.
t Hall of Trees at the Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Road to Jan. 5. Decorated trees and wreaths displayed during library hours. Information: 734-847-6747.
t Teen Thursdays weekly from 3-5 p.m. at Bedford Branch Library. Snacks, activities. Celebrate New Year early on Dec. 27.
•Monroe County Community College class fund raiser, 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8 at Wendy's, 3367 Sterns Rd. The freshman respiratory therapy class will receive ten percent of gross receipts that area generated during the hours listed. Information: 734-243-0945.
t "Current Developments on Global Warming-Alternative Energy and How It Could Affect Ohio," a talk by Louis Tosi, 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Franciscan Theater and Conference Center, Lourdes College campus, Convent Boulevard. Sponsored by Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment. Free. Information: 419-824-3691.
•Women's Connection West January event, Jan. 11, coffee and tea at 11:15 a.m. followed by lunch at The Toledo Club, Belvedere Room, 235 14th St. Fashion show, Angela Williams provides vocal entertainment, and talk by Mary Haddad, "Survival and Success in the Search for Significance." Cost, $12. The deadline is Jan. 8. Reservations: 419-841-9653. Future luncheons: Feb. 8 and March 14 at the Sylvania Country Club.
t Southview High School Farewell Concert for Tim Hoffman, band director at Southview for 30 years, is planned for spring. The Southview Spring Alumni reception concert is 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Theater for Performing Arts at the school. All band alumni are invited to join band members on stage. To reserve a place, contact the band boosters at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1.
t Ottawa Hills Community Education classes: registration for adult classes in chocolate desserts, genealogy, bridge, yoga, and instinctive self-defense. Children's classes open to Ottawa Hills residents only and include K-3 bowling or basketball, dance team clinic, cheerleading clinic, and bowling for grades 4-6. Brochure available at www.ohschools.K12.oh.us or call 419-537-9852.
t Book discussion, Atlantis Found by author Clive Cussler, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, Dorr Street.
t Tai Chi, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 8-22; Alexander Technique, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 9-16, and Amrit Yoga, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 10-24, at Sanger Branch Library, West Central Avenue. Registration required: 419-259-5295.
t Book discussion, Atlantis Found by Clive Cussler, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, Dorr Street.
•Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m.
•Diehn American Legion Post 468, first and third Friday each month through May 2, from 5-7 p.m. at 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. Deep fried and baked fish. Chicken strips and shrimp available.
•Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu.
t Holland American Legion fish fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday through April 18 at the post, 1074 Clarion Ave. For more information please call: 419-865-8511.
•Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Cost, $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken.
•New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd., Holland, Jan. 4, $7.
t Northwood VFW 2984 Friday fish fry, 5-8 p.m. every week at 102 West Andrus Rd. Steaks and chicken available.
t Progressive Fishing Association fish fry, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 4 to April 25 at 8050 Schadel Rd. Adults $7, seniors $6.50, and child $4.
t Rossford Eagles, 658 Lime City Rd., Rossford, fish fry first and third Friday each month except December when will have only one on the first Friday and each Friday during Lent.
•VFW Post 3013, 5-7 p.m. Fridays at 1950 South Eber Rd., Holland.
•AFSCME 1184 sub-chapter 109 meets 10 a.m. Jan. 28 at Ohio Council 8 Headquarters, 420 South Reynolds Rd. Sue Rowe from Marcy Kaptur's office will speak. Information: 419-475-8380 or 419-726-2599.
•PERI Chapter 4 meets 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at 410 South Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-536-3468 or 419-478-7392.
•Toledo Potters' Guild offers classes, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays beginning Jan. 5 for ages 7-18. Cost of $160 covers tuition, supply and clay fees. Registration and fee due by Jan. 1. Classes for ages 14 and older offered at 6:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 7. Cost is $175. Classes are held at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Information: 419-535-6937 or 419-243-9030 or at www.toledopottersguild.org.
•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.
•BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club meets the second Tuesday of the month. For more information: 419-874-2780 or
•Bridge Group meets for duplicate bridge every Tuesday and Thursday from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest, everyone welcome. Information: 419-476-0866.
•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 the public. 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: 419-241-2683.
t Cygnets 4-H Club of Swan Creek, for ages 8-18, invites new members. The club promotes learning, leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Includes summer camp, community service, and 4-H projects, such as small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, insects, gardening, cooking, creative arts, and sewing. The group meets the second Monday each month. For details, call 419-872-2091 or 419-825-3509.
t East Toledo Historical Society meetings, Navarre Park shelter house, White Street near Navarre Avenue. Held 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.
•Genealogy by Computer Society meets 1 p.m. the second Saturday each month at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Information: 419-382-6559 or 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. 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. Information: 1-800-937-4616 or www.toledosingles.com.
•Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Navarre Park Shelter House, near corner of Navarre and White. Annual Soup & Chili Cook-Off will be from 6-7 p.m.
•Greater Toledo Republican Club meets the last Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. at Wernert's Corners Civic Association building, 5068 Douglas Rd. No meeting in December, annual party is Dec. 27. 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 or 419-882-0461.
•Holey Toledo Knitters guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. 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.
•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 meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at St. Luke's Hospital near the Cafeteria. Information: www.lcares.org.
•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 (except December) at Hancock Fabrics, 5700 Monroe St. at 11 a.m. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or e-mail email@example.com.
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