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•29th annual Arts for Our Future juried show Nov. 1 at the Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., 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, will be from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 1.

•St. Anthony Parish with guest speaker Stephen Ray, 4611 St. Anthony Rd., Temperance, on Oct. 28. Talk will focus on both tradition and scripture. There will be a reception afterward. Details: 734-854-1143.

•Historical Society of Bedford will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Bedford Library. Midge Sherman will present a program titled "Putting Your Plants to Bed for the Winter." Open to the public.


•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.


•Heck of a Corn Maze, 4309 West Albain Rd. in Monroe County is open 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

•The Toledo Symphony will perform musical scores from the Harry Potter films at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Meyer Theater of the La-Z-Boy Center, Monroe County Community College, 1555 South Raisinville Rd. Chelsea Tipton II will lead the symphony, with narration by Merwin Siu. Audience members are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Potter character. Reserved seating is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. VIP seating is $30. Information: 734-384-4272.


•Silent Witness Project continues through Oct. 30 at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 777 Lewis Ave. The project is part of a national initiative to remember those murdered in acts of domestic violence. Each of the 18 free-standing, life-sized silhouettes bears a gold shield with information about the woman and circumstances of her death. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30. Information: 734-847-0559.


•A Christmas Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Olde Schoolhouse Commons, 8336 Monroe Rd. Details: 734-856-1504.

•14th annual Country Corners Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at Lambertville United Methodist Church, Dean and Douglas roads.

Ottawa Lake

•St. Michael Lutheran Church will host its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the church, 5790 Temperance Rd. Details: 734-856-2944.

•Traditional music with acoustical Instruments will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Hwy. Information: 419-654-0426.


•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. Information: Kathy, 419-261-8363.

•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

•Kitchen of Hope offers a free, hot dinner the last Friday of each month at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Reservations: 419-874-4346.

•Great Food for All: Faith Lutheran Church, 2440 South Ave; $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.

•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: 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.

•Central Catholic High School's fall play, High School (Non)-Musical, in the school's front gymnasium, 2550 Cherry St., at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, and 3 p.m. on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door only. Details: 419-255-2280.


•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.

•A Halloween party will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Event Center, 23 North Summit St. Hosts are Work Play LIve Toledo, the Toledo Ski Club, FYP, and Toledo Sport and Social Club. A DJ will provide music with appetizers and desserts provided. A cash bar will be available. Costume contests. Information,

•Toledo's annual Holiday Parade, in its 22nd year and with the theme "Up, Up, Hurray," will step off at 11 a.m. Nov. 28 downtown. Breakfast with Santa, a sweepstakes, will entertain winning families at the Imagination Station the morning of the parade. Kris Kringle Village, a two-day attraction at the Erie Street Market Nov. 28 and 29, will feature youth activities, entertainment, holiday vendors, horse-drawn carriage rides, reindeer and more. These events are sponsored by a partnership involving The Blade, Buckeye Cablesystem, the Taylor Automotive Group, and other prospective sponsors. With the addition of Kris Kringle Village, additional sponsors and more than 300 volunteers are needed this year. Interested parties wishing to sponsor bands and units in the parade, or to participate as a volunteer, should contact the parade hot line at 419-724-6357, e-mail parade organizers at or visit Businesses interested should contact Mike Mori at The Blade, 419-724-6380.

•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

•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.

Needle Arts

•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

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