Casino Trip/Dinner Fund-raiser from Doolittle's to the Motor City Casino, leaving at noon Feb. 26, arriving at Motor City Casino at 1 p.m., then returning to Doolittle's at 7 p.m. Cost: $40 per person. Sign up and make check payable to Bedford High School Alumni Association at: Bedford Public Schools Administration Building, 1623 West Sterns Rd., Temperance or at Doolittle's, 8525 Secor Rd., Lambertville. Questions: Chuck Faller, 419-290-6382 / e-mail email@example.com or Brad Jennings, 419-283-6630.
Sweetheart Skate, Blissfield Rotary Ice Rink in Ellis Park, off West Adrian St. on east side of River Raisin, 7-9 p.m., Friday. First 25 couples will receive a flower and everyone gets a chance to win a door prize. Information: Parks and Recreation programming, blissfieldmichigan.gov and click on Parks & Rec.
Blissfield Main Street's "Love the Local" retail business event, 4-7 p.m., Friday. blissfielddda.com.
Erie Mason Senior High School swimming pool is open to the public every Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. Certified life guards always on duty. Information: Grace, 734-848-4257.
Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 9656 hosting Scrapbooking Day, 4120 Piehl Rd. off Summerfield Rd., 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Feb. 19. Cost: $35 one-half post hall table and includes lunch and dinner. Onsite vendors to help with technique. Make checks payable to: Ladies Auxiliary Post 9656 and send to: Linda Brown, P.O. Box 55, Ottawa Lake, Michigan 49267. Information: 734-854-6209 or Linda at 734-856-4513.
Michigan-Ohio Sportfishing Expo, MBT Expo Center at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, M-50 just west of Monroe, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. Speaker: Lance Valentine. Several other well-known professional fishermen will give seminars. Raffles and door prizes. Admission to Expo, $5 and children 12 and under free. Information: mich-ohio.com.
American Legion Riders meeting at VFW Post 1138, 400 Jones Ave., 3 p.m., Monday. 734-241-9131.
The Office of Workforce Development at Monroe County Community College has launched a new Web site to assist students, alumni, and Monroe County residents in accessing employment and employers in finding qualified applicants from among MCCC students and graduates. The service, College Central Network, also offers help with resumes and career portfolios. monroeccc.edu
Winter Blues or more serious depression? Caring Alternatives' clinical staff can access the difference. Information or other programs offered: 734-242-8711 or 734-847-4983, caringalternatives.com.
Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault at Caring Alternatives Inc., 2092 South Custer Rd., meetings from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Available to members at no cost. Crisis hot line, 734-243-6410, always available at no cost. For confidential information call 734-242-8711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Jam at Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Highway (Old U.S. 223), 6:30 p.m., Saturday. Traditional music, "Acoustical" instruments. Players needed. Listeners welcome. Information: Darrel Gilliland, 419-654-0426.
Moms Club of Monroe County West meets every Friday for a play group at 10 a.m., New Life Church, 6023 Summerfield Rd. Information: 734-819-6142, or e-mail email@example.com.
St. Anthony Catholic Church Parish Mission "The Healing Presence of the Holy Spirit," 4605 St. Anthony Rd., 7 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Hosted by Retreat Master Father Christopher Crotty. Information, parish office: 734-854-1143.
The Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society presents Jazz Master, Delfeayo Marsalis. Free public lecture at University of Toledo Center For Performing Arts, Recital Hall, 2801 West Bancroft St., 7:30 p.m., Thursday, with Matthew Wikander, UT professor of English, "When It Sounds Good, It Is Good: Duke Ellington on Shakespeare." Master Class by Delfeayo Marsalis for students in the Recital Hall, 3:30 p.m., Sunday. Concert For Lovers with Delfeayo performing "Sweet Thunder" honoring Duke Ellington and Shakespeare at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St., 7:30 p.m., Monday, tickets, $75, $45, and $25, 419-246-8000.
The Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, meeting in the Croxton Auditorium at the Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd., social time 7 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Support group for mothers, foster mothers, and guardians of multiple births meets the second Thursday of each month through June. 419-472-5032 or tmotc.org.
Toledo Opera Gala, The Romance of the Ring with soloists Deborah Mayer, soprano; Michael Hayes, tenor; and Gustav Andreassen, bass with the Toledo Symphony, at the Peristyle, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 8 p.m., Saturday. Tickets: $30; student tickets available one-half hour prior to curtain for $10; senior citizen and group discounts also available. Tickets: ToledoOpera.org or 419-255-7464. Wagnerian soprano Jane Eaglen will speak about her life, career and challenges of singing Wagner's music in the Green Room, 7 p.m., Saturday.
Toledo School for the Arts Faculty Art Exhibition, Gallerie 333, 333 14th St., Mondays through Fridays through Feb. 28. Displayed will be feature paintings, photography, drawings, and three-dimensional works of art. For appointment, call 419-246-8732, ext. 291, visit ts4arts.org.
Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587 Vaudeville Show "Baggy Pants," 2020 West Alexis Rd., 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., show 7 p.m., Saturday. Menu: top round beef, baked chicken, roast pork. Cost: $16/person. Reservations, 419-386-5058.
Nourishing Our Children -- Part 2, Grace Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 4441 Monroe St., 6-8 p.m., Feb. 22. Topics: toxins in our environment and how to avoid them, touching on fluoride, MSG, and others. Donations are welcome. Reservations: Kris, 419-836-7637 or visit WAPFToledo.org.
Salsa Club at the University of Toledo Center for Creative Education on the Medical Campus, 3000 Arlington Ave., 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays through Feb. 22. Cha-cha lessons. Cost: $10 per class or $30 for six weeks. 419-494-6309.
Toledo Party Hall salsa lessons and party, 4052 Airport Highway, 7-9 p.m. Mondays. 419-349-0258.
I.M.A. Polka Dance, Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Hall, 2020 West Alexis Rd., doors open 1 p.m., lunch 2 p.m., music 3-7 p.m., Feb. 13. Randy Krajewski's Hallmark Band. 419-478-6068.
S.T.A.R. Project, Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., offering classes in drawing, painting, dance, drum making, sculpting, and more. Information: 419-244-2787.
Dental Center of Northwest Ohio provides dental care for underserved children and adults in 18 counties. For information, locations, and to schedule an appointment: Smile Express: 866-378-6965; 419-422-7664 in Findlay; 419-241-6215 in Toledo.
Al-Anon family groups welcome and offer comfort to families of problem drinkers, meeting every week in the United States and Canada. For northwest Ohio meeting schedules, visit ToledoAl-Anon.org, call the answering service at 419-537-7500 or literature distribution at 419-382-5513. For further information about Al-Anon Family Groups, Al-Anon.Alateen.org or call 1-888-4AL-ANON.
Divorced and Separated Support Group in the conference room at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 7-9 p.m., Tuesday. 419-381-1540.
ALMA African Dance and Drum classes 2011 offered. For locations and information, firstname.lastname@example.org or almadancetoledo.com.
Free English classes for speakers of other languages, Owens Community College ABLE Program, Washington Local campus, 3939 Wrenwood. Classes are 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Free adult basic education classes toward the GED also offered. 419-473-2364.
Valentines Passion: Chocolate and Candlelight at Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, 7-9 p.m., Sunday. Self-guided winter walk along a wooded candlelit trail. Desserts, hot cocoa, and soft music at the lodge. Cost: $10 per person. Reservations: 419-407-9701.
Sweetheart Dinner Dance, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, 5 p.m.-midnight,, Saturday. Dinner: steak or shrimp. Music by Sneakers Band. Cost: $15. Details: maumeeeagles.com or 419-893-3952.
Toledo Astronomical Association and Olander Park System conducting a public viewing (weather permitting) at the Nederhouser Community Hall of Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 7-9 p.m., Friday. Free. Information: Frank Merritt, 419-535-8775, email@example.com.
The Fort Meigs Bentley Lecture Series, Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 29100 West River Rd., Perrysburg, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17. Denver Brunsman, assistant professor of history, Wayne State University, will present "Revolutionary Detroit: The Making of a British Loyalist Stronghold." Information: 800-283-8916 or fortmeigs.org or ohiohistory.org.
Owens Community College Literacy Committee presents 'Persepolis' Film Screening and discussion, College Hall Room 100, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township, 2 p.m., Tuesday. Growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Free. Information: 567-661-2987 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2987.
Toledo/Lucas County Chapter of Project Linus is having its annual "Make A Blanket Day" at Sonflower Quilts, Saxon Square, 6600 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 19. Sewers and nonsewers are welcome. All blankets made benefit the Foster Children of Lucas County, Mercy's Children's Hospital, and Toledo Children's Hospital. To register: Sonflower Quilts, 419-885-4438.
Renaissance Wellness and Healing, LLC, offering a workshop at 1690 Woodlands Drive, Suite 200, Maumee: Helping teens cope with depression, 1-4 p.m., Feb. 26. Workshop is free, but reservations are requested. Call Monica, 419-340-7706.
Georgette's Fair Trade Grounds and Gifts featuring art of Humbert Conner and the works of River Bend Artists, 311 Conant St., Maumee, through February. georgettes.org.
Hannah's Socks accepting donations of new socks at Second Sole, the Town Center at Levis Commons, 4130 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, now until mid-March. All socks collected will be connected in an attempt to beat the world record for the longest sock chain, then the socks will be distributed to local charities.
Lupus Foundation of America, Northwest Ohio and Michigan Chapter Inc. fund-raiser, the Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend, 9250 Township Rd. 208, Findlay, 6 p.m., March 5. Limited amount of tickets available, 419-423-9313.
Tai Chi for Health classes being offered in Walbridge, Toledo, Maumee, and Sylvania. For days, times, cost, and location call 419-537-0131.
Toastmasters Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday each month, Lake Michigan Room, Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Drive. 419-836-5051.
Western Lake Erie Association meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bay Park Community Hospital, Lake Erie Room, 2801 Bay Park Drive. Learn about algal blooms, open-lake dumping, and fish kills. 419-691-3788.
Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, classes in advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. 419-841-8153.
Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at Epworth United Methodist Church, Valley View and West Central Avenue, 6:30 p.m., third Monday each month. 419-535-1064.
Holey Toledo Knitters Guild, 6:30 p.m., third Wednesday of each month in Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. 419-537-9325.
Machine Embroidery Guild meets at 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Hancock Fabrics, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania. Door prizes and show and tell at each meeting. Software Overview. 419-841-5373.
Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit, Maumee.
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