•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 homemade treats, or vote for the favorite book-themed cake. Proceeds benefit Lenawee County Library children's programming. Call: 517-263-1011.
tCustomer tree order pick-up day through the Lenawee Conservation District fall tree sale is from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Lenawee Conservation District Office, 1100 Sutton Rd. Customers should bring pails and containers to put the trees in for transport home. A limited supply of surplus tree selections will be available to the public for sale on a cash-and-carry basis. Details: 517-263-7400 ext. 5.
t29th annual Arts for Our Future juried show Nov. 1 at the Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. in Temperance. The show is sponsored by the Bedford Community Arts Council and the Bedford Library. Work must be delivered to the library from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 29. Results of the judging will be available Oct. 31 by calling the library at 734-847-6747. An awards reception, open to the public, is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 1.
tBedford Flower and Garden Club will hold its October meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Bedford Library. Refreshments and social time begins at 6:30 p.m. A presentation by Brenda Big is titled "Perennials in the Garden." New members welcome.
tMason High School swimming pool is open to the public every Wednesday night for two sessions: 7-8 p.m. and 8-9. Cost is $1 per session. Life guards on duty. Information: 734-848-4257.
tRummage and bake sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 7 at St. Joseph Church, 2013 Wilson Drive. Oct. 7 is $1.50 bag day. Information: 734-848-4393.
tHarvest Festival sponsored by the Ida Civic Club from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3 at Prince of Peace Church. For craft space or further information, call 734-269-2963 or 734-269-6017.
tAnnual free fall festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Olde Schoolhouse Commons on Secor Rd. Artists will be creating unique items using time honored techniques; view woodcarving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, and gourd decorating; horse-drawn hayrides.
tParent Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Intermediate School District invites parents and educators to a free presentation titled "How to Use Technology to Access the General Education Curriculum," at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Professional Development Center at the MCISD, 1101 Raisinville Rd. Registration is required by calling 734-242-5799, ext. 3010 or ext. 1910. A limited number of child-care reservations are available for children 2 years old and older.
tHeck of a Corn Maze, 4309 West Albain Rd. in Monroe County is open for the season through October. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8 per person with group discounts. Information: 734-243-1790 or heckofacornmaze.com.
•USUI advanced Reiki from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at 4990 Tawas Drive. To register, call 734-888-2600.
tTraditional music with "acoustical" instruments will be played beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Hwy. Instruments include hammered dulcimers, mountain dulcimers, guitars, bass, fiddles, mandolins, banjos, etc. Players needed; listeners welcome. Information: 419-654-0426.
tRummage sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at St. Anthony Parish, 4607 St. Anthony Rd.
•Jackson Road Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a Mom2Mom sale from 8 a.m. to 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.
tOktoberfest will be presented by the Tecumseh District Library and Cambrian Assisted Living at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at Cambrian, 333 North Occidental Highway. A concert by Beautiful Sounds of Germany is scheduled. Information from the library at 734-423-2238.
tFree perennial exchange Oct. 3 at the Original Sub Shop, 402 Broadway. Plant drop off is at 9 a.m., a workshop is at 9:15 a.m. and the plant exchange is at from 10-11:30. Bring plants and gardening paraphernalia in good condition. Information: 419-243-4857 or online at toledogarden.org.
tPolish American Community of Toledo will present a showing of Katyn, the award winning documentary film at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. This film documents the massacre of more than 20,000 Polish military officers during WWII. Because of its nature, the film is recommended for mature audiences. Refreshment and Polish appetizers follow the film. Admission is $5 in advance from Jack at 419-356-1811 or John at 419-351-7707, or $10 at the door. PACT members will be admitted free.
tCentral Catholic High School football and wrestling teams will hold a raffle at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the school's Sullivan Center. The evening includes a $3,000 grand-prize drawing along with a buffet dinner catered by Inky's, fun, games, a silent auction, and entertainment by magic champion Pattrick Przysiecki. Tickets are $40 from Steve Dempsey at 419-344-6201 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
tDivorceCare, a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 30 at 8353 Monclova Rd. (3 miles west of St. Luke's Hospital). Information: Kathy, 419-261-8363.
tTrue 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 email@example.com.
•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.
•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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
tDC4K, 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. Tuesdays 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.