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•Auditions for Beehive, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 23 and 3-5 p.m. Feb. 24 at Croswell Opera House, 129 East Maumee St. Cast requires six strong female singers (three African American and three white) to sing music of The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Petula Clark, and other popular female singers of the '60s. Show dates are April 18-20 and 25-27. Call: 517-264-7469.

•Love Letters performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15, and 16, and 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at Croswell Opera House, 129 East Maumee St. Tickets: $22 public, $20 seniors, $18 students. For more information, phone: 517-264-7469.


•St. Joseph's Lenten fish fries, 4:30-7:30 p.m. each Friday, Feb. 8 to March 21 at 2238 Manhattan St. All-you-can-eat perch, tilapia, and shrimp. Adults $11, seniors $10, ages 12 and under $6. Information: 734-848-6985.

•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.


•St. Joe's lake perch dinner, 4-8 p.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 8 through March 21 at 8295 Van Aiken St. Cost for all-you-can-eat dinners are adults, $11; ages 65 and older, $10; children 4-12 years old, $5, and ages 3 and under free. Grilled cheese dinners and macaroni and cheese also available. Information: 734-269-6262.

Lenawee County

•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.

•Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts show Feb. 22 through March 15 at Hidden Lake Gardens, 6280 West Munger Rd. (M50), Tipton, Mich. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost $3; free on March 15. Information: 517-431-2060 or 517-265-4403.

•Spring flower show, March 15-30 at Hidden Lake Gardens, 6280 West Munger Rd., Tipton, Mich. Hundreds of Easter lilies, daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips on display. Event is free on March 15. Cost other days is $3 per person; ages 2 years and under free. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 517-431-2060.

Luna Pier

•Fish fry, 4-8 p.m. Fridays Feb. 8 through March 21 at American Legion Post 193, 11045 Harold Drive. Cost for all-you-can dinner is $10 and for seniors, $9.50.


t Bingorama, Feb. 9 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Monroe Fraternal Order of Eagles, 445 North Dixie Hwy. Cost $75 per person. Women-only event; first 100 admitted. The first jackpot is $1,500. Information and advance tickets: 734-242-0032.

•Amateur boxing exhibition at Monroe County Community College, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Welch Health Education Building, 1555 South Raisinville Rd. "Boxing 101" features bouts by male and female boxers from Joe's Boxing Club, the 2006 and 2007 Toledo Golden Gloves Junior Champions and All-Around Team Champions plus guest boxing clubs. Public-address announcer for the Detroit Tigers and MCCC alumnus Bobb Vergiels serves as ring announcer. Cost, $10. Portion of proceeds will help establish the MCCC scholarship by Joe's Boxing Club. Information: 734-735-5241 or 734-384-4124.•St. Valentine's Day Greektown bus trip fund-raiser, Feb. 16, leaves Monroe County Community College, parking lot H (Health Building) at 6 p.m. and returns at 1 a.m. Cost is $27. Ticket holders will receive a $15 voucher upon arrival at Greektown. Sponsored by freshmen respiratory therapy class at MCCC. Tickets: 734-847-1917, 734-243-5390 or 419-824-3147.

•Civil War series 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Ellis Reference & Information Center, 3700 South Custer Rd. Call: 734-241-5277.

Ottawa Lake

•Fifth annual prelude to St. Patrick's Day, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 16 at St. Anthony Kenna Hall, 4635 St. Anthony Rd. Entertainment by John Connolly and Co. Tickets $6; available at the door or call, 734-854-5903 or 734-856-1767.

•Southern Gospel Music concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Zion Lutheran Church, 8305 Memorial Hwy. Concert features the music of Souls Harbor. Information: 517-486-4192.


•Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library closed for remodeling. Return materials at other branches or renew materials at, or call 800-462-2050. Neighboring library locations are: Dundee, Ida, and Bedford.


•Anti-Valentine's Day Party, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Tecumseh District Library. Teens wear black, listen to music unrelated to love or relationships, eat broken heart cookies, and learn how to make a variety of chocolates. Free, but registration is required. Call: 517-423-2238.

•Chess club meeting dates 6 p.m. Feb. 25, March 31, and April 28 at Tecumseh District Library. Open to all ages and all playing abilities. Learn new strategies, increase skill, and meet other chess enthusiasts. Boards welcome but not required. Information: 517-423-2238.

•Pokemon Care League, Sunday League play, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 10, 17, and 24 at the Scout Cabin, Elliott Park at 120 East Kilbuck. Donation, $1.


•Teen Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. after school every week, Bedford Branch Library, featuring video games and food. Information: 734-847-6747.

•Fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Fridays Feb. 8 through March 21 at Temperance American Legion Post 192, 620 West Temperance Rd. Cost for all-you-can-eat dinner including dessert is $8. Information: 734-847-9245.

•Bedford Artists' Club meets 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Information: 734-856-4947.

•Bedford Artists' Club meets 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Bedford Public Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Presentation by Claire Wilson who specializes in watercolor and collages. Information: 734-856-4947.

•Bedford Artists' Club meets 7 p.m. March 18 at Bedford Public Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Kimberely Arden demonstrates decorative painting. Information: 734-856-4947.


t Winter One Acts, six original comedic and dramatic plays written, directed, and performed by Northview High School students, Little Theater, 5403 Silica Drive, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8. Tickets at the door, $5. For more information, phone: 419-824-857, ext. 5161.

t Sylvania Lacrosse Gala Dinner, 6-11 p.m. March 8, Holland Gardens Banquet Hall, 6530 Angola Ave., Holland. Buffet dinner, live entertainment, silent auctions and game of chance. For tickets, call 419- 829-2663.

West Toledo

t VFW Post 606 auxiliary, 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the post home, 3005 Laskey Rd. Membership information: 734-850-1520.

t West Toledo Young Artists' Club meets Feb. 12 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Grades 2-5 learn about drawing, sculpture, and painting, and create an art project. Supplies provided. Registration required, limited to 10. Information:l 419-259-5290.

t Massage for Me and My Baby, for new parents, 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 23, West Toledo Branch Library. Nurse Margie Smith teaches techniques of massage for infants, ages 3 weeks to pre-crawling, to help babies' special needs, from discomfort to a better sleep. Parents are asked to take a blanket and pillow for baby to the class. Registration required: 419-259-5290.

t Little Flower Parish card party, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the O'Grady Center, 5522 Dorr St. at Olimphia. Lunch and desserts served at noon. Tallies, $6. Reservations: 419-536-9058.

t Book sale at Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave., 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 10 and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Last day, $3 per bag.

Point Place

t AMVETS Post 1010, fish fry dinners: 4-7 p.m. Feb. 8, 15, 22, and 29, and March 7, 14, and 21, at the VFW Post 3265, Point Place, 5416 Summit St. Use side doors. Cost, $7.

t Point Place Writers' Group, Point Place Branch Library, 117th Street, 9:30-11 a.m. the second Saturday each month for coffee, creative writing exercises, and the chance to meet other writers.

Toledo Area

t Parental responsibility in the City of Toledo, a focus-group discussion sponsored by the City of Toledo's Board of Community Relations, from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St., and from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Residents unable to attend a focus-group session can e-mail comments to

t Look Good...Feel Better, program for women undergoing cancer treatment, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Toledo Hospital, 23121 Hughes Drive. Classes taught by cosmetologists. Free, but registration required: 1-888-227-6446, ext. 5105.

t City of Toledo Athletic Department Umpire Association classes begin 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Zablocki Center, 3015 Lagrange St. Information: 419-936-3090 or 419-843-3296.

t Lucas County Council Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the VFW Post No. 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd.

t Chinese New Year celebration, 4-4:45 p.m. Feb. 7, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Grades K-5 celebrate with crafts and treats. Valentine Fun for the family,

10:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Valentine stories, crafts. Registration required: 419-259-5390.

t Valentine's Sweets, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Main Library downtown, 325 Michigan St. Grades K-6 enjoy stories, crafts and the sweetest treat. Anime Club for teens, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Watch anime clips, discuss your favorite series, or talk with others about the quirky Japanese characters and their adventures.

t Thrift Shop at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., open 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday.

t Next to New Thrift Shop at Trinity Episcopal Church, Adams and St. Clair streets downtown. Brown grocery bag sale of clothing, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 and 21. Proceeds to local charities.

Reynolds Corners

t A Valentine's Day Tea, 2 p.m. Feb. 9, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. Grades K-5 celebrate Valentine's Day with a tea party, refreshments, stories, a craft, and an etiquette lesson. Dolls or stuffed animals welcome. Registration is required by phoning: 419-259-5303.

t Celebrate Black History Month 7 a.m. Feb. 14, Reynolds Corners Branch Library. Adisa Ababa presents a Black History program for the family, using storytelling, puppets, and other performance art; audience participation welcome. Registration required: 419-259-5303.


t Historical Lectures by the Wolcott House Museum Guild, 10 a.m. at Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Maumee. Feb. 11: "A French Fur Trading Voyager" by Tim Kreps.

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