June is Children s Awareness Month. This year Caring Alternatives is encouraging all adults to learn more about the effects continued exposure to violence has on children. Information: Caring Alternatives Counseling Center at 734-242-8711 or 734-847-4986, or caringalternatives.com.
June is National Rebuild Your Life Month. Caring Alternatives encourages people to annually assess themselves. Information: Caring Alternatives Counseling Center, 734-242-8711 or 734-847-4986, or caringalternatives.com.
Toledo historical and architectural cruises on the Maumee River aboard the Sandpiper boat are presented by the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor. The two-hour cruises take place from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 6 and from 8-10 p.m. Aug. 10. Local historian Fred Folger tells stories and points out sights. Cost is $18; or $15 for a member of any historical organization in the Maumee Valley. Reservations: 419-537-1212.
Two groups of students from France are to be in the Toledo area this summer through The World Exchange, a nonprofit educational organization. The first group will be here July 13-Aug 1 and the second group from Aug. 1-20. The students are aged 14-18, have full insurance, and are fairly fluent in English. Host families are required to provide a bed, daily meals, and time to help students experience as much of American life as possible. Program directors have planned at least two group activities. Details: Yvonne Goodwin at 419-461-1894 or Tom Goodwin at 419-340-2945.
Art on Adams, an event featuring local artists from the MLC Studios, 7-9 p.m .at The Ottawa Tavern, 1815 Adams St. downtown. The event will be held every second Thursday of the month to give local artists and art lovers an opportunity to meet. Patrons are invited to stay for an evening of acoustic music starting at 9 p.m. Information: 419-539-9590.
Children s Art Summer Camp, Toledo Artists Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive, July 20-24. Also offering children s art classes. Register by calling 419-841-8153.
Crafters needed for Birmingham Ethnic Festival Juried Craft Show scheduled for Aug. 16. Details: 419-882-2027.
Holey Toledo Knitters Guild will not meet this month at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. The group will resume in July. Call: 419-537-9325.
Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at Common Space Library, Glann Elementary School, 1700 Reynolds Rd., Toledo, at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month. Call: 419-535-1064.
Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. Call: 419-241-2683.
Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month through May at Toledo Botanical Garden Community Room, 5403 Elmer Drive. Call 419-478-7594 or visit toledocameraclub.com.
Photo Arts Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Details: 419-536-8422 or toledophotoartsclub.com.
Alzheimer Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those with Alzheimer s to attend support groups:
6:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in the Oregon Room, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Facilitator is Donna Koehn: 419-693-5030.
6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Alzheimer s Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd. Facilitator is Jeri Schultz: 419-537-1999.
10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 North Main, Swanton. Kathy Krupitzer, 419-825-3505 and Karen Nees, 419-825-1145.
10 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at St. Paul s Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee. Call: 419-537-1999.
10 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at Scrambler Marie s, 3344 Secor Road, Toledo. Bob Hausch: 419-537-1999.
The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral provides assistance in becoming a child-care provider and locating affordable child care in the counties of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams, and Wood. Information: 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052.
Toledo Artists Club at Toledo Botanical Garden will offer art classes in advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Details: 419-841-8153.