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Published: Wednesday, 2/27/2008

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Monroe

t Comedian Heywood Banks performs 7:30 p.m. March 1 at Monroe County Community College, La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater, 1555 South Raisinville Rd. For mature audience. Tickets limited: 734-384-4272.

t Runescape Open Play, for players of all skill levels, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at Navarre Branch Library, 1135 East Second St. Information: 734-241-5577.

t Tae Kwon Do martial arts courses, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. for four-week sessions beginning Feb. 28 and April 1, Monroe County Community College, Welch Health Education Building, 1555 South Raisinville Rd. on main campus. Cost, $49. For ages 5 and up. To register, call 734-384-4127.

t Homework Help every Thursday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dorsch Memorial Branch Library, 18 East First St. Information: 734-241-7878.

t Polar Science Adventures, for families with children ages 6-11, Ellis Reference Center, 3700 South Custer Rd., 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Science experiments and reading about the difficulty of life at the poles. Registration required: 734-241-5277.

•Exhibitors sought for Antiques in April show and sale April 5 and 6 at Monroe County Community College, Gerald Welch Health Education Building, 1555 South Raisinville Rd. Show features high-quality 18th, 19th, and 20th century antiques. Information: 734-384-4201.

•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

t Guys and Dolls, the musical, performed by Whiteford Agricultural High School, 7:30 p.m. March 7-8 and 2:30 p.m. March 9, 6655 Consear Rd. Adult $10; student and seniors $8. Reserved seats, $15. Call 517-486-4864 for tickets.

t Whiteford Schools Science and Health Fair and pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon March 15 in the gym, cafeteria, and hallways, 6655 Consear Rd. Pancake and sausage breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5 adults, and $3 children ages 3-12. Health information, exhibitors, and bake sale. Information: 734-856-1443.

Petersburg

t Open Grounds for teens only, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 29 at Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library, 60 East Center St. Play Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), Guitar Hero, Mario Kart, and the Wii. Free food. Held monthly. Information:734-279-1025.

Tecumseh

•Chess club meetings, 6 p.m. 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.

Temperance

•Teen Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. after school every week, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., featuring video games and snacks. Information: 734-847-6747.

•Bedford Anime Club, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every 4th Friday at the library. Watch movies and play video games.

t Magic: Gathering Card Night meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bedford Branch Library.

•"Did You Know" series 2 p.m. March 2 at Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Four-part series includes information on the Mackinac Bridge, Foreign Service, Presidential Libraries, and the Toledo Lighthouse and Western Basin. Learn about the everyday workings of the bridge along with stories from toll booth workers. Information: 734-847-6747.

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

•Historical Society of Bedford meets 7 p.m. March 3 at Bedford Public Library. Don Newman plays the bagpipes and tells the history of the kilt. Information: 734-847-0922.

•Bedford Business Association Trade Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 and noon to 5 p.m. March 9 at Bedford High School, Jackman and Dean roads. Information: 734-850-2200.

•Swiss steak dinner, 4-8 p.m. March 15 at American Legion Post 192, 620 West Temperance Rd.. Cost, $7. Information: 734-847-9245.

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

Sylvania

t Sylvania Community Arts: Creative Theater for Kids grades 4-8, March 5 to May 22 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Burnham Building auditorium, 6850 Monroe St. Ten-week classes held Wednesdays for beginner drama and on Thursdays for advanced drama. Fee, $75 for Sylvania residents and $90 for others. Registration required: 419-882-2135.

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.

t Chicken dinner at First Christian Church, 5271 West Alexis Rd., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday from March 5 onward. Adults $6.50 and $3 children ages 12 and under.

t American Red Cross Babysitting Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 1 for ages 11 and older, Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St. Fee of $25 due at registration. Students must attend all six hours to receive a certificate. Take a sack lunch. Registration required: 419-882-2089. Safari travel program, 2 p.m. March 8 at the library. Call to register.

t Safari to Tanzania program, 2 to 3 p.m. March 8 at Sylvania Branch Library, presented by Sally Albert, travel program coordinator for the Toledo Zoo, and her husband Bernie. Registration required: 419-882-2089.

t Southview High School band alumni are asked to attend the reception and final concert of the school's director of bands Tim Hoffman, who is retiring this year. The concert will be held 7:30 p.m. May 15 at the school's auditorium. RSVP by April 1 to svbandalumni@yahoo.com or mail to 7225 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH 43560.

t "Sweet Aroma," Women's Connection West brunch, March 14 at the Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd. Coffee and tea at 9:15 a.m. followed by brunch, program on cakes, a vocalist, and speaker. Reservations due March 10. Call 419-349-1585 or 419-829-3330. Complimentary nursery by reservation only.

West Toledo

t Improvisational Theater, 7 to 8 p.m. March 3, for grades K-5 at Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave. Create some drama and comedy by pretending to be actors and audience. Registration required: 419-259-529. Reptiles on Wheels, 7-8 p.m. March 17, with Gary Hune and his reptile friends.

t If You Give a Pig a Party, celebration of National Pig Day at West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave., 2:30 p.m. March 1, for ages 3 to 10. Crafts, games, treats.

t Dinner at VFW Post 2898 at 3925 West Alexis Rd., 5 to 7 p.m. March 1. Spaghetti and meatballs, sirloin beef tips and noodles, with salad, vegetable, and dessert, $6.

t District 1 VFW Ladies Auxiliary meeting 10 a.m. March 2 at Post 606 at 3005 Laskey Rd. Youth activities program and awards and a luncheon.

t Mysterious Case of Goldilocks and the Three Little Wolves, 3 p.m. March 15 at West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 West Sylvania Ave. A play by the North Coast Theatre, for all ages.

t Tai Chi exercises, Sanger Branch Library, registration required. Call for information: 419-259-5295.

t Internet 101, 10 to 11 a.m. March 4, Sanger Branch Library. Basic introduction to the Internet. Familiarity using the mouse necessary. Registration is required. Basic Word Processing, 10 to 11 a.m. March 6. Basic introduction to word processing using Microsoft Word. Registration required: 419-259-5295.

Areawide

•Toledo Jazz Orchestra presents Gershwin and Porter Tribute 8 p.m. March 1, at The Franciscan Theatre of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Tickets, at a cost of $5 students, $22 Toledo Jazz Society members, and $25 non-members, available online at www.Ticketmaster.com, at Ticketmaster outlets, or call 419-824-3999.

t Future Farmers of America District I Tractor Troubleshooting contest by high school teams, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Owens Community College, Transportation Technologies Center, Oregon Road, Perrysburg Township. The top team will advance to state championship competition.

t Canada Goose Day, noon to 4 p.m. March 2 at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 West Stae Rt. 2, Oak Harbor. Maumee Bay Carvers, refreshments, marsh walk with a naturalist followed by a warm fire at the Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center. Information: 419-898-0960, ext. 31.

•Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, sponsored by WGTE Public Media, for children in kindergarten through third grade to write their own story books. Entry forms and contest rule available online at www.wgte.org/rainbow. Entries due by March 10.

•A Decade of Celebrating Black History, sponsored by Black History Month Committee, 6 p.m. March 1, at the Event Center, 23 North Summit St., with guest speaker, Greg Moore, editor of The Denver Post. Tickets in advance are $25, cash bar available, evening attire. Information: 419-478-3327.

•Spring Craft Show featuring handmade crafts and decorations, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 1 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 2. Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. Free admission and parking.

•Adoption Academy series begins March 5 from 7-9 p.m. at Toledo Hospital, offered by ProMedica Health System for prospective parents interested in the process of adoption. Program consists of three, four-week tracks, which can be attended independently or as a complete series of 12 classes. For moreInformation: 419-291-3485.

•Toledo Zoo volunteer opportunities are available for adults and teens ages 13-17 who have an interest in animals, nature, education, conservation, and/or community service. Training is provided. Teens interested in volunteering this summer should apply by March 15. Call 419-385-4040 or go to www.toledozoo.org.

Benefits

•An Evening With..., 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Event provides funding for Toledo Children's Hospital and includes silent and live auctions. Reservations required: 419-291-5463.

t Women's Wellness Weekend or Spa day, April 5-6 or May 3-4 at the Beach Front Resort in Port Clinton. Yoga, tai chi, feng shui, massages, manicures and pedicures, facials, and crafts, and $5 goes to the Beach House Family Shelter in Toledo. Information: 419-381-1956.



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