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Published: Wednesday, 6/18/2008

What's on: Areawide

• Summer Solstice Ceremony for World Peace and Global Healing, Side Cut Metropark, Fallen Timbers Monument, Jerome Road, Maumee, noon to 3 p.m. June 21. Join the American Intertribal Association for its annual celebration of the summer solstice.

• Bennett Venture Academy parent information meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 24 at the school, 5130 Bennett Rd. in Toledo. The school serves more than 600 students in grades K-7 and will add one grade per year up through the eighth grade. To RSVP for the meeting, call 419-269-2247.

• Toledo Lighthouse Photo Contest, sponsored by the Toledo Harbor Light Preservation Society, for the July 12-13 Lighthouse Waterfront Festival. Categories include: traditional (any lighthouse); a lighthouse in stormy weather, and a lighthouse in a fall or winter scene. Photos may be digital or film, black and white or colored. Photos will be displayed in the lobby of Maumee Bay State Park two weeks before the festival. For all rules and fees go to www.toledo-harborlighthouse.org.

• Spring Pancake Breakfast, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Metroparks Hall, 5100 West Central Ave., 8 to 11 a.m. June 21. Sausage links, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Adults $4.95 and $2.50 children under 12. Rain or shine. Indoor seating available. Sponsored by the Volunteers in Parks. Proceeds used for metroparks projects.

• American Heritage Girls are coming to the Toledo area with two troops starting next school year. Parent information meetings will be 7-8 p.m. June 23 at Wolf Creek YMCA, 2100 South Holland-Sylvania Rd., or 7-8 p.m. June 25 at Toledo Christian Schools, 2303 Brookford Drive. Information: 419-346-5075.

• Ohio Amputee Center Walking and Running Clinic, Owens Community College, Student Health and Activity Center, 4 p.m. June 25. This free clinic is to help area amputees to enhance the control of their prosthesis and will feature an array of stretching and exercise activities. Information: 419-872-7336.

• Penta Pit Stops, for area high school students planning to attend Penta Career Center this fall and who need to turn in registration forms, take yearbook and school identification photos, order uniforms, and gather information for the coming school year. Pit Stops will be held at Penta s current campus, 30095 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26 and July 17, and 1-7 p.m. July 31. The process takes about two hours. For information call 419-666-1120.

• Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month during June at Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, for $50 to include four pound bag of cat or kitten food, goodie bag, neutering or spaying, health exam, age appropriate shots and micro-chipping. Call 419-891-0705, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, or www.toledoareahumane-society.org.

Benefits

• Metroparks 4th Annual Happy Trails 5K, Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion, 5100 West Central Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 21, 5K Race/Walk with chip timing. Proceeds will fund maintenance and improvements to metroparks trails. Cosponsored by Toledo Roadrunners. Fee: $ 18.

• Black Swamp Benefit Bazaar, 4-9 p.m. June 20 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21, at Fulton County Fairgrounds near Wauseon. Food booths will be open for dinner Friday night as well as auction preview, craft and children s activity areas. The Bullfrog 5K Run/Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday followed by the main auction at 9 a.m. Proceeds will be used for Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio and Mennonite Central Committee. For complete listing if events go to www.blackswampbenefit.org.

• Walk With Me family fun walk to benefit Easter Seals will be June 28 at The Toledo Zoo. For individuals, corporate teams, organizations, and families. Participants who raise a minimum of $35 will receive a T-shirt, lunch, and a ticket to return to the zoo after the event. Walkers may also participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the zoo. Registration: 419-241-2600 or www.walkwithme.org.

• Donations are needed for a memorial for Herb Mericle, who walked generations of children across the streets of Waterville as a school crossing guard. Information: Judy Pittman at 419-878-4900 or 419-215-7180.

• Backpack to the Future collects gently used backpacks to donate to low-income families. In addition to the backpacks, the organization is collecting crayons, markers, bottles of glue, glue sticks, colored pencils, pencils, pink erasers, school boxes, pocket folders, composition books, and facial tissues. Items can be dropped off at Owens Community College s Office of Alumni Relations in Perrysburg Township and to the Enrollment Services Office on the Findlay-area campus. For more information or to make a donation call 567-661-7876 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext, 7876.

• Garden Tour to benefit Toledo Day Nursery, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 in Old Orchard, featuring 11 gardens in Old Orchard neighborhood. Tickets at Black Diamond Nursery, Garden Delights, and Ken s Flower Shops. Tour headquarters are at former Temple B Nai Israel, 2727 Kenwood Blvd. Shuttle service and tickets available to begin the tour beginning 8 a.m.

• Benefit Lunch for Libbey Eicher, for medical expenses related to idiopathic scoliosis, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at Pettisville School gym. Free-will donation for barbecue pork, baked beans, potato salad, brownies, and drinks. Sponsored by the Pettisville Business Association, Pettisville FFA/FFA Alumni, and North Clinton Mennonite Church. Information: 419-446-2705 or 419-445-9303.

• Sam Giamo Memorial Chicken Barbecue, sponsored by the Lucas County Council of the American Legion, at Conn-Weissenberger Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., noon to 5 p.m. June 22. Donation of $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under appreciated. Proceeds support the scholarship fund.

Boating

• Boat Smart Class, presented by Toledo Sail & Power Squadron, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 at Anchor Pointe Marina, Corduroy Rd., Curtice. Fee is $45 ($25 for second person sharing book), and includes lunch. Boater education certificate upon passing exam. Call James Sommers at 419-297-7420 or email to somaga@aol.com.

Camps

• Living History Day Camp, for children in grades 3-5, two-hour sessions held at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. daily, June 24-27, at Historic Brandville School, Oregon, sponsored by the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society. Children will learn of life in the 1800s in northwest Ohio. Fee is $15 per day or $50 for four days. Registration: 419-698-4237. Register by June 13.

• Summer Arts and Science Creativity Camps, for children ages 5-14, offered at Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., 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 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1-4:30 p.m. Registration: 419-531-2046 or www.aclew.org.

• Notre Dame Summer Camps, June through July in sports, acting, dance, and singing. Call 419-475-9359 or visit www.nda.org.

• Waterville Playshop, Children s workshop and production, June 23 to July 11 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. For children entering third grade through age 15. Cost: $150. Information: www.waterville-playshop.org. Spaces are limited.

• Express Girls Summer Slam Basketball Camp for players ages 8 through 15, at Owens Community College, Toledo-area campus, 8 a.m. to noon June 23-26. Camp instructors include the Owens Express women s basketball coaching staff and current players. Parents and coaches are invited to listen and observe at no additional charge. Fee of $75 per player includes camp T-shirt and awards. Information: 567-661-7941 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7941.

• History Day Camp for children, for grades 3-6, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. June 24-27, at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd., Maumee. Classes offered include pioneer chores, Native American Indians days, old-fashioned food and fun, and old-fashioned school days. Cost per session is $10. Call 419-893-9602 or visit www.wolcotthouse.org.

• Childrens Art Summer Camp, sponsored by Toledo Artists Club, 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.

• Music/Drama Day Camp: Survivor Babylon Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, offered at First Baptist Church of Perrysburg, 590 West South Boundary, Perrysburg, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 21 to July 25, for children age 6 through those who completed sixth grade. Morning rehearsals, games, snacks, and field trips. Registration deadline July 6. Cost is $45 for the first child in a family and $35 for each additional child. Presentation of musical will be 7 p.m. July 25 and 10:45 a.m. July 27. Call 419-874-3546.

Concerts

• Lunch at Levis Square Concert Series in downtown Toledo at Madison Ave. and St. Clair St., Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. through Aug. 28. Bring your lunch or purchase lunch from vendors. Playing June 19 will be Silver Spine, piano rock.

Crafts

• 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. 9, space is 10x10, $15. Call 419-823-3359.

• Crafters needed for St. Paul s United Methodist Church s Uptown Family Festival, Aug. 16 & 17. Cost for both days is $25, space is available for food vendors also. Information: 419-243-8284.

Festivals

• Healthy Lakes Healthy Lives Great Lakes Festival, June 21 at the Toledo Skyway Marina, next to the Veterans Glass City Skyway. The Earth Voyager, a 60-foot trimaran and fastest sailing boat in the Great Lakes, will be docked. Organizations will be on hand to offer information and activities related to protecting the Great Lakes. Toledo Area Metroparks will offer a fishing rodeo for children. Participants can try out a canoe or kayak, take an eco-tour on the Maumee River, get tips on raingardens and other green practices, visit artists and crafters, and listen to steel drums and island music. Free.

• Juneteenth Celebration, a free family festival at the Toledo Museum of Art from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 21, to commemorate and celebrate African American experience, traditions, and cultural contributions. Hands-on Creation Stations, music, dance, art, film, presentations, demonstrations, and food. Information: 419-255-8000 or www.toledomuseum.org.

• Bedford Summerfest, sponsored by The Lambertville Civic Club with proceeds to help the scholarship fund, at Parmalee Park, 5-11 p.m. June 19; 4 p.m. to midnight June 20; 10 a.m. to midnight June 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. Refreshments, gambling tents, amusement rides, entertainment, horseshoe tournament, baby contest, queen contest, and crafts. Poker benefit for the family of Robbie Dunnigan. Parade line up Saturday at 10 a.m. Information: 734-856-7206.

Metroparks

• Ohio on the Move: A Toledo Automotive Icon, Robert Stranahan, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House drawing room, 5100 West Central Ave., noon to 5 p.m. June 19. Unveiling of new exhibits and presentation on home s original owners, Robert and Page Stranahan. Presentation at 4 p.m. will highlight business, civic, and political achievements of Mr. Stranahan, co-founder of Champion Spark Plug Co. The Manor House will open for tours from noon to 5 p.m. Tours begin at a quarter after and quarter till the hour. Free.

• Ohio on the Move: Manor House Race, Wildwood Preserve, Manor House lawn, 10 a.m. to noon, June 20. Enter your remote-control car in the Metroparks inaugural Manor House Race. Competitors will race in the oval driveway of automotive tycoon, Robert Stranahan. Fee: $ 5. Call 419-407-9700 or www.metroparks-toledo.com.

• Ohio on the Move: Toledo and Transportation, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House drawing room, 2 to 3 p.m. June 20. Local historian Fred Folger will present program about types of transportation used throughout Toledo s history.

• Plant Humor, Wildwood Preserve Metropark s courtyard, Metz Visitor Center, 7 to 8 p.m. June 19. Discover past uses of local plants from humorous medicinal remedies to settlers favorite natural dyes on this leisurely walk. Sample some locally grown teas. Fee: $3. For details, call 419-407-9700 or visit www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Interpretive Naturalist Field Training, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview Area, 1025 River Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 20, and 1-3:30 p.m. June 21. A monthly, outdoor field training for those interested in sharing nature with others. Recommended for metroparks volunteer walk leaders and Volunteer Trail Patrol. Free.

• Frogs, Whip-poor-wills and Owls Oh My, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, 9 to 10 p.m. June 21. Hike to a pond which is rarely visited to listen for night sounds including gray tree frogs, owls and others. Free. Call 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Evergreen Lake Pond Study, Oak Openings Preserve, Evergreen Lake Parking Lot, 2 to 3 p.m. June 22. Learn about the many different species that make their homes in and around the lake, just under the surface and in the muck. Free.

• Metropark Mutts: At Wildwood, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, at Ward Pavilion, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 22. Hike around the Manor House and end at a scenic Ottawa River overlook. Dogs must get along with other dogs, have shots, and be a on a standard six-foot lead.

• Backyard Wildlife, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Ward Pavilion, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 24. Learn about wildlife in parks and backyards as well as techniques to invite new visitors. Free.

Schools

• Area Sculpture: Inside Out, Art Exhibition at Owens Community College, Oregon Road, through July 31. Area artists sculptures will be displayed both inside the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery and outside the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Gallery hours are Sundays thorugh Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

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, September to December, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland Branch Library, 1032 South McCord Rd., Holland. Visitors and new members welcome. Call 419-841-8564.

• 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.

• Czech Dancers Polka Club, dances at Czech Hall, in Seward in Fulton County. For a calendar of events go to www.PolkaDancers.com or call 419-644-4271 or 517-443-5523.

• 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, 5403 Elmer Drive. 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.

t Lake Erie Rough Riders Water Ski Club get together, July 5. Retired Lake Erie Rough Riders and other interested parties can call 734-243-0945, 419-536-7198, or 734-654-3798, or visit www.lake-erieroughriders08.org.

• 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.toledo-photoartsclub.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. 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.

t 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.

t 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.

• Tops Chapter 1648 is an international nonprofit organization to provide motivation, weight loss and support, and meets at 9 a.m. every Monday at Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Christian Church, 8253 Bennett Rd., call 419-885-2116 or 419-841-2726.

t 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.

t 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.

Health

• Look Good...Feel Better, workshop for women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to deal with appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, at Bay Park Community Hospital, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, 2 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through Dec. 8. Each participant receives a free bag of makeup for use as a learning tool during the session. Program is free. To register call 1-888-227-6446, then dial 2, or www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

• Diabetes Informational Classes, sponsored by Giant Eagle Pharmacy, offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon Thursdays at Crossroads Giant Eagle, Rossford. Reservations: 419-874-2471 or e-mail diabetes-program@gianteagle.com.

History

• 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.

Meetings

• Stamp Collector s Club of Toledo club picnic at Side Cut Metropark, 1025 River Rd., Maumee, June 19 at 6:15 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Chicken, drinks, and dinner are provided.



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