•Lenawee County Library, 4459 West U.S. 223, is looking for bakers for its "Cake-off, Bake-off" Oct. 12. Individuals can bake a cake with a book theme; bake cookies, pies, cupcakes, brownies, and the like; attend the bake sale and purchase home-made treats, or vote for the favorite book-themed cake. Proceeds benefit Lenawee County Library children's programming. Call 517-263-1011.
•Tables are available for a Mom2Mom Sale, slated from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 13 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Ave. A Mom2Mom Sale is a cross between a flea market and a garage sale, where moms sell clothes, toys, and other items their children have outgrown. Tables are $20 for an 8-foot space and $5 for rack space (you furnish the rack). Admission is $1 per adult. Information, Dona Folk, 734-850-6041 or mom2momlist.com.
•A Memorial Blood Drive will be held from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel gym, 8330 Lewis Ave. Each donor will be entered to win a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 and other prizes. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit givelife.org and enter sponsor code: OURLADYMTCARMEL.
•The Historical Society of Bedford will hold its annual potluck at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Banner Oak School. Please bring a dish to share. Public welcome. Information: Linda Kruzynski, 734-847-0922.
•The Jackson Road Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a Mom2Mom sale from 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 3 at the school, 8008 Jackman Rd. Admission is $1 for adults and free for children. Table rentals are $20 per 8-foot table. Renters keep 100 percent of their sales. Rental information from Amy at 734-847-7027 or email@example.com.
•Fourth annual Wine 'n' Dine hosted by Mercy Memorial Hospital System Guild will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in the fourth-floor assembly room at the MBT Headquarters Building at 10 Washington St. Signature dishes and vintages by local restaurants, caterers, and wine vendors will be available. Silent auction; harpist Tonya Bess will perform. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 734-240-4552.
•Monroe vocalist Tom Treece and American Idol Season 2 semifinalist Candice Coleman of Toledo join headliner Hunter Brucks in a concert to memorialize Gracie Simmons and raise funds for Sunshine House. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the La-Z-Boy Center Meyer Theater on the campus of Monroe County Community College. Sunrise House is the women's domestic violence shelter operated by Family Counseling and Shelter Services in Monroe. Also performing will be Miss Monroe County 2009 Ryleigh Linsenmeyer, vocalist Jayme McElvany, Miss Monroe County 2007 Rachel McCleery in duet with Doug King, the Peg Harris Dancers, and a number of title holders in the 2009 junior division of Miss Monroe County. Gracie A. Simmons of Carleton, Mich., fell victim to domestic violence in 2008 at the age of 17 months. Doors open at 6 p.m.; tickets are $15 at the door, $10 if purchased in advance. VIP seating is $25. For additional information or details and tickets from Shannon, call 734-755-6727.
•USUI advanced Reiki from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at 4990 Tawas Drive. To register, call 734-888-2600.
•Ottawa Lake Free Music Jam takes place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Hwy. Players needed; listeners welcome. For additional details, call Darrel Gilliland, 419-654-0426.
•The True Meaning of Christmas event seeks crafters and offers table rentals for the festivity, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd. The event benefits the Salvation Army. Details: 419-537-7657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Kitchen of Hope offers a free, hot dinner the last Friday of each month. Reservations: 419-874-4346.
•Great Food for All; $60-$70 of food for $30. Other box orders available. Call: 419-385-7459.
•Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden will host classes in advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Call 419-841-8153.
•American Legion Post 335, Friday noon lunches and speaker at the post, 235 14th St. Call: 419-877-5414.
•Czech Dancers Polka Club holds dances from noon to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Sundays at the Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward, Fulton County, about once a month. Details at polkadancers.com or 419-644-4271.
•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. Call: 419-476-3884.
•Lake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. Call: 419-878-2041.
•Rogers High School is inviting all former varsity cheerleaders to participate in this year's homecoming activities. Contact Mrs. Hernandez at 419-671-1000 for details. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 18.
•Fifth annual citywide 'Support the Troops' will be 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Friendship Park, 2930 131st St. in Point Place. Master of Ceremonies will be WTOL Channel 11 News Anchor Jerry Anderson. Entertainment will be provided by the Pac Band and America's Pride. Participants include the Armed Forces Honor Guard and Rifle Salute, the Patriot Guard Riders, the Sea Cadets and Young Marines, Sven Kroyer/Bag Pipes, and the Springfield High School Jr. ROTC. Take a lawn chair and mosquito spray.
•National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Beta Gamma Chapter of Toledo, will sponsor its inaugural Calla Lily educator's award luncheon Oct. 10 at The Pinnacle in Maumee. Special honors and an award will be given to individuals who go beyond the call of duty to help students achieve their potential. A person, group or organization may nominate classroom instructors, school administrators, college professors, sports coaches, community leaders, day-care providers, and parent leaders who meet the above qualifications. Any person or organization who would like to nominate an individual may obtain a list of the award's criteria and an application by calling 419-243-8757 or 419-536-5053. The nomination deadline is Sept. 14.
•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee. RC, sail, and static boat runs from 1 to 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Call 419-472-1331.
•34th annual Miss Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Ohio and Miss America scholarship pageants, will be Nov. 14 in the Defiance Community Auditorium. The pageant committee is seeking female contestants between the ages of 17 and 24, who are single, never been married, or pregnant, and live, work, or go to school in Ohio. The areas of competition are talent, interview, swimsuit, and evening wear. There are no entry fees. The program is affiliated with the Children's Miracle Network, and each contestant will be asked to obtain sponsors to contribute a combined $100 to the Children's Miracle Network. Information from Shirley LeMaster, entries chairman, at 419-782-9693 or email@example.com.
•DC4K, a program for children ages 5-12 of families experiencing divorce and separation, and DivorceCare, a program for adults experiencing divorce and/or separation, will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday from Sept. 15 to Dec. 8 at 18029 County Road C, Wauseon, Ohio Information and to register: 419-337-4776.
•Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at Common Space Library, 1700 Reynolds Rd., Toledo, at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Call: 419-535-1064.
•Holey Toledo Knitters Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. Call: 419-537-9325.
•Photo Arts Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Call 419-536-8422 or visit toledophotoartsclub.com.36.8574 -83.24729