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Published: Wednesday, 5/14/2008

What's on - Areawide

•Free hearing and pediatric speech screenings offered: hearing screenings on May 20, 23, 27, and 29, and speech screening on May 21 at Toledo Hearing & Speech Center, 3148 West Central Ave. Information: 419-241-6219 or www.HearToledoSpeak.org.

•Quilt Exhibition 1-8 p.m. May 16 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 at Toledo Mennonite Church, 5501 Nebraska Ave. Sponsored by Sunshine Inc. and Mennonite Central Committee features quilts and wall hangings that will be sold at Black Swamp Festival in June and benefits Mennonite charities. Event includes homemade food booths, crafts, and children s activity area. Free. Information: 419-794-1393 or in Fulton County 419-335-3763 ext. 12, or www.blackswampbenefit.org.

• Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club Open House, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 and 18, at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., handcrafted jewelry, bookends, fossils, carved animals, jewelry making demonstrations, admission free. Visit www.toledogemandrockhoundclub.com.

•Prizm Juried Art Exhibition, Owens Community College, Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, starting May 19, includes paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, and more. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, closed for the Memorial Holiday weekend.

Benefits

•Historic Home Tour, sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 16 at the home of E.H. Close, original developer of Ottawa Hills. The home was built in 1917 and overlooks the Ottawa River. Appetizers will be provided by area restaurants. Tickets are $50 per person, and include two beverages. Information: 419-329-2137.

•Start! Heart Walk is still looking for team captains and walkers for event to benefit the American Heart Association on May 17 at the University of Toledo Glass Bowl Stadium. It is a non-competitive one to three-mile walk through the UT campus. Registration at 8:30 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m. To register or create a team visit www.heartwalk.kintera.org/toledooh or call 419-740-6172 or 419-740-6168.

•Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society is looking for participants for event at St. Francis de Sales High School, 2323 West Bancroft St., May 16 and 17. Event includes a survivor s dinner, a parade, and a luminary ceremony to honor survivors. Information and registration call 419-708-1821 or the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446, ext. 5206.

•Jazzercise classes to benefit The Cocoon Shelter, May 17, providing services to battered women and their children, at the Perrysburg Jazzercise Center in the Country Charm Shoppes, classes at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; or the Jazzercise Center, 4637 West Bancroft St., classes at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. T-shirt/donation $25. Food, gas and phone card donations are appreciated. Call 419-724-0488.

•A Touch of Tanzania, benefit dinner to assist African Women Aids Working Group, sponsored by the Toledo-Tanga Sister Cities Committee, 4-8 p.m. May 18 at Manhattan s Restaurant, 1516 Adams St. Buffet includes Tanzanian and American dishes. Entertainment includes African music by Spectrum, the J.P. Dynasty drum and dance group, and DJ Ben Cohen presenting Afro Pop. Tickets are $25 in advance or at the door. Tanzamonium, a second fundraiser, will be held at 8 p.m. at Wesley s, 1210 Adams St., entertainment by local indy band Empire Drift, $5 donation at the door.

•Bark in the Park, for the Toledo Area Humane Society, is a family-friendly walk for pet owners and animal lovers to benefit homeless animals, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Arrowhead Park, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Food vendors, pet vendors, pet contests, and raffles. Register at www.toledoareahumanesociety.org or call 419-482-7101.

•Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society is looking for participants for event at Maumee High School, 1147 Saco St., May 30 and 31. Information: 419-867-8188 or the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446, ext. 5211.

Festivals

•Nest With the Birds Festival on Kelleys Island, May 11-17, with guided bird walks at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and afternoon nature programs at 1 p.m. Woodcock Watch and Birds of the Night every night at 8:30 p.m. and bird banding at Long Point, May 17 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 419-746-2258 or visit kelleysislandnature.com.

•Lost Arts Festival at Seven Eagles, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 17, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, 16486 Wapakoneta Rd., Grand Rapids, Ohio. A celebration of history and pageantry from 1700-1840. Traditional arts, crafts, music, Native American and pioneer camp life, military demonstrations, food, and entertainment. Admission: $5 adult, $2 seniors and children age 12-17, children 11 and under free. Vendors, re-enactors, and camping information: 419-509-0095 or www.aclew.org or www.seven-eagles.org.

•Blue Weekend festival, to celebrate the blues of the Oak Openings, hosted by The Nature Conservancy, at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, 10420 Old State LIne Rd., Swanton, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 17, and noon to 5 p.m. May 18. Activities to include family hikes, bird-watching, nature photography, native plant sale, educational presentations, and marshmallow roasts. Schedule available online at www.nature.org/ohio/events.

• Blue Weekend in the Oak Openings, Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton,12 to 3 p.m. May 18. Experience the vivid colors of spring in the Oak Openings Region during the Blue Weekend Celebration. For information go to www.metroparkstoledo.com, join Metropark staff for a tour of some of the newly acquired properties, as well as some other sites that Oak Openings Region homeowners have restored to native habitat. For reservations call Kelli Krueger at 419-867-1521 or email kkrueger@tnc.org, free.

Boating

•Boating Education Course, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 at the Arrowhead Lodge (Seneca Lake) in Montpelier, Ohio. Offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Fee of $5 includes materials. Registration required, call 419-836-6003. Course meets Ohio s boating education requirement.

•Boating Skills and Safety Class 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 17 and 24 at Glass City Municipal Marina on Front Street. Fee is $45, or $25 for 2nd person sharing book. Lunch included. Register with Toledo Sail & Power Squadron, James Sommers, 419-297-7420 or email to somaga@aol.com.

•Free Boat Inspections offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft, May 18 from 1-3 p.m. at Cullen Park and Anchor Point (Lucas County Ramp); or 3-5 p.m. at Mary Jane Thurston State Park; or noon to 2 p.m. at Napoleon City Ramp on Route 424; and 5-7 p.m. May 23 in Perrysburg at Maple Street Ramp. Information: 419-836-6003.

Schools

•Kaleidoscope 2008, May 16 and 17, Art Exhibition is at 5:30 p.m. and Concert at 7 p.m., presented by the Toledo School for the Arts at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. For tickets call 419-246-8732 or visit www.ts4arts.org.

•Degree Completion Information Session, University College at The University of Toledo, Scott Park Campus, corner of Parkside Blvd. and Nebraska Ave., 6 p.m. check-in May 15 in Scott Park VIP Room, and 10 a.m. check-in May 16 in Scott Park Cafeteria. Find out about online programs and courses to finish your degree. Reservations recommended: 419-530-3311 or visit www.utoledo.edu/ucollege.

Astronomy

•Ritter Planetarium Public Programs, at The University of Toledo, College of Arts & Sciences, The Lives and Deaths of Stars, Fridays in May at 8:30 p.m.; and Amazing Stargazing, Saturdays in May at 1 p.m. Observing follows Friday evening programs, weather permitting, at Brooks Observatory. Admission: is $5 adults and $4 children (3 and older) and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 419-530-4037 for a recorded message.

School Plays

•Epic Proportions, presented by Notre Dame Academy 7 p.m. May 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. May 18, at Notre Dame Academy, Ave Maria Center for the Performing Arts, 3535 West Sylvania Ave., call 419-475-9359.

Health

•Northwest Ohio Safety and Health Day is May 21 at Owens Community College in the Audio Visual Building, Toledo Campus, Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township. Over 20 sessions on respiratory fit testing, crane safety, ergonomics/cumulative trauma, school safety, OSHA inspections, accident prevention and investigations, stress in the workplace, and more. Free. Information: 419-360-0942.

•Diabetes Informational Classes, sponsored by Giant Eagle Pharmacy, offered every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at noon at Crossroads Giant Eagle, Rossford. Reservations: 419-874-2471 or email to diabetesprogram@gianteagle.com. Free.

History

•First Siege 1813, hosted by Fort Meigs on Memorial Day Weekend, War of 1812 soldiers will re-enact the battles at 2 p.m. on May 24 and 25, commemoration ceremony at 2 p.m. May 26. American and British military encampments with musket and cannon firing demonstrations, and Woodland Indian encampment with hands-on activities and games. Other activities include dancing and cooking demonstrations and other visitor participation events. Fort Meigs is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Noon to 5 p.m. Monday. Admission is $8 adults, $4 students, and $1 Ohio Historical Society Members, children five and under free. Information: www.fortmeigs.org.

•Remember The Ladies exhibit at Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, highlights the ladies from Ohio who became First Ladies of the nation. On display will be dresses and memorabilia from the era of each of the eight First Ladies from Ohio. Guided tours of the complex are Thursdays-Sundays beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Metroparks

•Interpretive Naturalist Field Training, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 West Central Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 16, or 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 17, a monthly, outdoor field training for those interested in sharing nature with others. Recommended for Metroparks volunteer walk leaders and Volunteer Trail Patrol. Free.

• Friday Morning Bird Watch, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Courtyard - Metz Visitor Center, 5100 West Central Ave., 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. May 16. Treat yourself to a weekly sneak peek of Wildwood s beautiful migratory songbirds and a cup of hot Starbucks coffee. Sponsored by Starbuck Coffee. Free.

• Friends of Side Cut: Gardening, Side Cut Metropark, Lamb Center, 1025 River Rd., 9 to 10 a.m. May 17, help the Friends of Side Cut maintain the lovely gardens of this river park. Free.

•Native Fun and Games, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Oak Grove School, 1 to 2 p.m. May 17. Children, ages 6 to 12, will learn about the lifestyles of Native American children. Play authentic games, listen to a story, and grind corn! Reservations Required. Free. Call 419-407-9700 or visit www.metroparkstoledo.com.

•Metropark Mutts: Evening Falls on the Maumee, Side Cut Metropark, Fallen Timbers Monument, 6 to 7 p.m. May 18. An evening walk on the Maumee River floodplain. Dogs must get along with other dogs, have shots and be a on a standard 6ft. lead. Free.

•Friends of Secor: Oak Openings Native Plant Sale, Secor Metropark, Secor Room, 12 to 4 p.m. May 18. Purchase native plants here and support local biodiversity and the volunteer Friends of Secor group at the same time. Free.

•Helping Hands, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview Parking Lot, 2 to 4 p.m. May 18. Help naturalists and land management staff remove invasive woody species along the trails. Program is canceled if weather is stormy. Long pants, work gloves, sturdy shoes and drinking water are recommended. Great for service hours. Groups welcome. Free. Call 419-407-9700.

•Full Moon Walk, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, 4659 Airport Hwy., 9 to 10 p.m. May 19. Learn moon lore and more about nature at night. Dogs not permitted. Groups, please call to register: 419-407-9700. Free.

•Side Cut Explorer, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview Parking Lot, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 20. Board the 12-passenger, wheel-chair accessible tram for a ride along the Maumee River and canal tow-path. Every Tuesday, May through October. Free. Groups can schedule separate times for a nominal fee.

•Friends of Secor: Migratory Bird Walk, Secor Metropark, Secor Room, 6 to 8 p.m. May 20. Monthly meeting is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Free.

• Gardening at Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo Botanical Garden, Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr., 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 21. Each month this program pairs individuals with disabilities and trained volunteers. Tour the beautiful shade, pioneer, and rose gardens. Free. Reservations required: 419-407-9700.

Camps

•Summer Arts and Science Creativity Camps, for children ages 5-14, offered at Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., beginning June 9 through Aug. 22. Day camps held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Half-day camps run Monday through Friday from8:30 a.m. to noon; or 1-4:30 p.m. Registration: 419-531-2046 or www.aclew.org.

•On Goal Soccer Camps, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., half days for K and first graders, June 17-21 at CrossRoads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., June 17-21. Family picinic on last day. Camp is for players of all ability levels grades K-8. Each participant receives a T-shirt, special awards, and prizes. Discounts available for families with two or more. Information: 734-854-1301 or email to info@crossroadscc.org or clbnrgplus@gmail.com.

•History Day Camp for children, for grades 3-6, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. June 24-27. Classes offered include Pioneer Chores, Native American Indians Days, Old Fashioned Food & Fun, and Old Fashioned School Days. Cost per session is $10. Call 419-893-9602 or visit www.wolcotthouse.org.

•Childrens Art Summer Camp at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Drive, July 7-11 or July 14-18. Also offering children s art classes. Call 419-841-8153.

Crafts

•Crafters needed for the Cherry Festival in the village of Whitehouse. Festival hours 4 p.m. to midnight June 13 and 9 a.m. to midnight June 14. Information: www.whitehouseohchamber.com or 419-877-2747.

•Crafters needed for Archbold Art In The Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21. Information: 419-445-2222.

•Crafters needed for Tontogany Festival, Aug. 11, space is 10x10, $15. Call 419-823-3359.

Clubs

•American Legion Post 335 luncheon meetings at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., Fridays at noon. Information: 419-877-5414.

•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 orwww.bmwridersoftoledo.org.

•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. 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 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. Information: 419-241-2683.

•East Toledo Historical Society meetings, Navarre Park shelter house, White Street near Navarre Avenue, 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. Mini-project each month. Information: 419-936-2986.

•Greater Toledo Republican Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Wernert s Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.

•Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the Common Space library, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-535-1064 or 419-882-0461.

•Holey Toledo Knitters Guild meets 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-537-9325.

•IPMS Toledo Plastic Modelers meets at 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 a 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 at 11 a.m. the second Saturday every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5700 Monroe St. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or e-mail d.give@accesstoledo.com.

•Maumee Valley Ford Model T Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-877-0513.

•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, meets at 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month, Lake Township Headquarters complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. and State Rt. 795. RC, Sail and Static boat runs are 1 p.m. the second Sunday each month. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.

•Mother s Center of Great Toledo hosts weekly meetings and social activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. Information: 419-868-1067 or www.motherscenter.net.

•Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-832-3801.

•Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, noon the first and third Friday each month at Michael s Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.

•Pals of Long Ago Remembering Athletic Club meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at Michael s Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-536-8525.

•Panera s Professionals book club, a group of professionals, managers, and educators, meets for lunch the first Sunday each month at 1 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4050 Talmadge Rd. Information: 419-517-3831.

•Photo Arts Club of Toledo meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-536-8422 or www.toledophotoartsclub.com.

•PRIZM Creative Community sponsors visual and literary art workshops twice a month, plus networking days. Information: 419-872-8730 or www.myprizm.com.

•Public Employee Retirees Chapter 33 meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday each month at Bowling Green Senior Center. Information: 419-833-5999.

•Rotary Club of Toledo meets at noon on Mondays, at The Park Inn. No meeting March 24. Information: 419-241-7060.

•Singles group bowling league is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday in Oregon. Information: 419-862-0098.

•Springfield Embroidery Club meets the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy. Springfield Serger Club meets second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon.

•Springfield Quilt Club meets the first Saturday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. Information: 419-866-0782.

• Swan Creek Cygnets 4-H Club invites ages 8 to 18 for activities including small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, gardening, cooking, creative arts, sewing. Meetings held the second Monday each month. Information: 419-825-3509.

•Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie s Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-893-9759 or www.toastmasters.org.

•Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society (TAARS) meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday from now to June at the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

•Toledo Area Genealogical Society meets every second Monday in Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Information: www.tagsohio.org.

•Toledo Artists Club offers children s art classes, advanced drawing, and mixed media for ages 5-17 at the Toledo Botanical Garden. Information: 419-841-8153.

•Toledo Bridge Club meets for games at 12:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; also at 7 p.m. on Monday and Saturday at 11 a.m. at 5640 West Central Ave. Beginners welcome. Lessons available. Information: 419-537-6800.

•Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden Community Room, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-478-7594 or www.toledocameraclub.com.

• Toledo Dulcimer Club, Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. Bring your dulcimers, harmonicas, banjos, guitars, or washboards to join in. Country, gospel, and old-time music. Singers and hand clappers welcome. Information: 734-856-4573.

•Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society meets the last Thursday each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 7 p.m.

•Toledo PC Users Group meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the UAW Local 14 Hall, 5411 Jackman Rd. Information: www.toledopcug.net.

•Toledo Polish Genealogy Society meets the third Saturday each month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Information at www.geocities.com/tpgs02.

•Toledo Rose Society meets the fourth Tuesday of the month (through November) in the Toledo Botanical Garden conference room at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

• Topics Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Perrysburg Way Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.

• Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Monday of each month to improve communication skills. Information: 419-536-9427.

•VFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Thursday each month at 1032 Sylvania Ave.

•Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio social group open to women new to the area or who want to make new friends. Needlework, card games, dining out, golf. Information: 419-531-5636.

•Western Lake Erie Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Information: www.westernlakeerie.org.

•Westgate Toastmasters meet Fridays 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy. Information: www.toastmasters.org.

Education

•YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral: information on becoming a child-care provider and locating affordable child care in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams, and Wood counties. Information: 1-800-632-3052.

•Childbirth education classes at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Drive., Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

•English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), class offered at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thurdays at Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services building, for residents interested in improving English-speaking skills. Class is free. Information: 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.

•Community Writers workshop for area residents who enjoy writing prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156 D. Information: 567-661-7385.

•GED test preparation and practice tests for adults: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-9 p.m. at 7035 Madison St., Holland, or Wednesdays from 12:30-8:30 p.m. at 6850 Monroe St., Room 210, Sylvania. Sponsored by Sylvania schools adult basic, literacy education. Information: 419-867-5763.

• GED test preparation offered at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. GED classes, practice tests, instruction in math, reading, and writing offered at no charge. Free five-class fast-track program with test offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

•GED Preparation class, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Owens Community College, Math/Science Center Room 135, for area residents interested in improving skills in English or math, or improving employment skills. Call 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160. Also offered on Findlay-area campus Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. CAll 567-429-3547 or 1-800 GO-OWENS ext. 3547.

• Hypnosis clinics to stop smoking or lose weight, American Lung Association. $50. Information: 1-800-231-5864.

•In-home respite financial assistance program by the Alzheimer s Association. Eligible families could receive up to $150 for in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900.

•Smoking cessation program at Toledo Hospital, a series of four classes each month, $58. Day or evening classes. Information: 419-291-8033.

•Smoke Stoppers Staying Stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre, Oregon.

Fish Fries

•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.

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

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



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