•Lenawee County Library, 4459 West U.S. 223, seeks bakers for its Cake-off, Bake-off Oct. 12. Bake a cake, cookies, pies, cupcakes, brownies, and the like, with a book theme; attendees can buy homemade treats or vote for the favorite cake. Proceeds benefit Lenawee County Library children's programming. 517-263-1011.
•29th annual Arts for Our Future juried show Nov. 1 at the Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. in Temperance. It 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. Judging results available Oct. 31 by calling the library at 734-847-6747. An awards reception, open to the public, is from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 1.
•Bedford Flower and Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Bedford Library. Refreshments and social time begins at 6:30. Brenda Big will talk about "Perennials in the Garden."
•Fall Michigan Tootsie Roll drive at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Ave., Temperance, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10. Conducted by the Knights of Columbus of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Council 8902. The drive is to financially assist the mentally and physically challenged children in the area and support the special needs of Bedford Township children. Call Richard Slovak: 734-347-2703.
•Rummage sale at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the gym at 8330 Lewis Ave., Temperance, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9, which is bag day.
•Temperance American Legion Post 192 hosting a horse-shoe tournament at 620 West Temperance Rd., 11 a.m. on Oct. 10. Registration is at 10 a.m. Cost: $10 includes lunch. Details: 734-847-9245.
•Mason High School swimming pool is open to the public every Wednesday night for two sessions: 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Cost is $1 per session. Life guards on duty. Information: 734-848-4257.
•Rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at St. Joseph Church, 2238 Manhattan St. Information: 734-848-4393.
•Heck 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.
•Depression Day - Free screening tool by Caring Alternatives in the main office at 2092 South Custer Rd., on Oct. 11, Monroe Township. Details: 734-242-8711 or 734-847-4986 or caringalternatives.com.
•Fall bazaar, bake sale and lunch at First Presbyterian Church of LaSalle, 13007 South Dixie Rd., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., consisting of homemade soups, ham and cheese sandwiches, chili dogs, chips, desserts, and beverages.
•Oktoberfest at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 5790 West Temperance Rd., from 3-8 p.m. Oct. 11. Cost: $9 adults, $7 seniors, and $4 for children 10 and under. Third Edition polka band from 4-7 p.m. Bratwurst, cabbage rolls, spaetzel, sauerkraut, landjager, salad/roll, and dessert. Children's menu: hot dogs and chips.
•Ottawa Lake Music Jam at Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Highway (Old U.S. 223, four miles north of Sylvania), starting at 6:30 p.m., on Oct. 10. Traditional music, acoustical instruments. Players needed, listeners welcome. Free. Bring your instruments, talent, friends, relatives, and you ears. Details: 419-654-0426.
•Toledo Lucas County Public Library will honor city jazz great Art Tatum from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Main Library, 325 Michigan St. The event will feature pianist/vocalist Johnny O'Neal, who portrayed Art Tatum in the Hollywood film Ray. Cost: $30 per person or $50 per couple; for the O'Neal show, $45 per person or $65 per couple, from 7-7:30 p.m. in the McMaster Lobby. Tickets available at the all library locations. Details: 419-259-5340 or toledolibrary.org.
•Cancer Benefit Dinner at VFW Post 3265, 5416 North Summit St., from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 9. Held by the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW #3265. Spaghetti, meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread, coffee, and dessert. Donation: $7.
•Flu shots at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 2820 West Alexis Rd., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 9, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18. Cost for those without insurance will be $30 for influenza and $45 for pnemonia. Details: 419-472-6034.
•DivorceCare, a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at 8353 Monclova Rd. (three miles west of St. Luke's Hospital). Information: Kathy, 419-261-8363.
•The 10th Annual Cancer Awareness Workshop at Southern Missionary Church, 1222 Indiana Ave., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. Cost: Free. Open to the community. Cancer facts, education, surviving cancer, and other helpful information.
•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 at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. 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: 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 1-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Call: 419-472-1331.
•Lupus Benefit and Awareness at Swanton Sports Center, 610 North Main St., from 6-11 p.m. on Oct. 10. Benefit will be for Chris Root who has battling with this disease for five years to help with medical expenses. October is Lupus Awareness Month. Tommy Ray DJ, 50/50 drawings/raffles, cash bar, and the Lupus Foundation of America will be out. Tickets are $15. Call 419-825-1455.
•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: Shirley LeMaster, entries chairman, 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. Tuesdays to Dec. 8 at 18029 County Road C, Wauseon, Ohio. Information and to register: 419-337-4776.
•English language classes for those who speak other languages are held throughout the Toledo area at a choice of times and locations. Call: 419-824-8539.
•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. Details: 419-536-8422 or toledophotoartsclub.com.