Blissfield Model Railroad Club, 115 East Adrian St., open house, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Large HO scale model railroad occupies the second floor. Layout models parts of the Chesapeake & Ohio and Clinchfield railroads in Kentucky and West Virginia. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Information: blissfieldmrc.org
River Raisin Festival May Day 5K Run, event begins at Arch Bridge in Ellis Park, on the east side of the River Raisin just off U.S. 223; and ends on the Pedestrian Bridge leading into Bachmayer Park, on the west side of the River Raisin, registration 11 a.m., run 1 p.m., followed immediately by the children's run, May 1. If registering by Friday, cost includes a T-shirt. Cost $25 or $28( with XXL shirt) for 5K Run/Walk; $15 for kids' trot or $22 5K Run/Walk no shirt ; $12 2K kids' trot no shirt. After Friday, no shirts and cost is $25 for 5K Run/Walk; $15 2K kids' trot. Download PDF race form at blissfield.net at the May Day Race section, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olde Schoolhouse Commons, 8336 Monroe Rd., celebrates Easter from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Pictures with the Easter bunny and free candy and books.
War of 1812 Bicentennial Art Contest to promote the River Raisin National Battlefield Park, July 15-22. Entries due July 15 between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Ellis Library Branch, 3700 South Custer Rd. All current Monroe County high school students eligible. For rules and requirements: monroeartleague.com or 734-693-3920.
Monroe County Community College hosts the Career and Opportunity Expo, Welch Health Education Building, 1555 South Raisinville Rd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday. Free. monroeccc.edu/careerexpo. Organizations interested in being featured at the event for a cost of $40, contact Barry Kinsey at email@example.com or 734-384-4124.
Newman Club of Monroe County Community College sponsoring a presentation on Darfur, Sudan in Room 140 of the Life Sciences Building Main Campus, 1555 South Raisinville Rd., 12:30 p.m., Thursday. One of the "lost children" of Sudan, Abubakar, will share his experience.
Tree, Shrub, and Lily Pickup of purchases made through Monroe Conservation District's Conservation Plants Fund-raiser catalog at the Monroe County Fair Grounds, Far West Merchant building, 3775 South Custer Rd., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday or 9-11:30 a.m., Saturday. Remaining stock will be available for purchase during these times. Native plants and hostas must be ordered by April 29. Information: 734-241-7755, ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Cleaning available to Monroe County seniors. Caring Alternatives has secured limited funds at a reduced rate. Offer applies to both single-family homes and individual rooms at local residential facilities. Details, 734-242-8711 or caringalternatives.com.
Summerfield Elementary School Kindergarten Registration Day, Elementary-Middle School Library, 232 East Elm St., Wednesday, 9-11 a.m. for last names beginning with A-L; 12:30-3 p.m. for last names beginning with M-Z. Child must turn 5 by Dec. 1. Take a state-issued birth certificate, immunization record, and hearing and vision screening results to registration. 734-279-1013.
Moms Club of Monroe County West meets every Friday for a play group at 10 a.m., New Life Church, 6023 Summerfield Rd. 734-819-6142, or e-mail email@example.com.
Tecumseh Players present the comedy "Nunsense," Tecumseh Center for the Arts, 400 North Maumee St., 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14 adults and $12 for seniors and students. Box office hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, noon-5 p.m. Tickets also available at thetca.org or 517-423-6617.
Mom2Mom Sale fund-raiser, sponsored by Jackman Road Elementary School PTO, 8008 Jackman Rd., 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday. Admission: $1. 734-847-7027.
Central Catholic High School Lady Irish Powder Puff flag football fund-raiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gallagher Stadium, 2550 Cherry St., games 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., Friday and May 13. Freshmen vs. seniors and sophomores vs. juniors in the first evening. In May, two winning teams and the two losing teams will battle it out. Tickets: $3 students; $4 adults and available at the gate. Direct donations to Tony Katafiasz. 419-255-2306.
Autism Awareness Breakfast, Autism Model School, 3020 Tremainsville Rd., 9-10 a.m., Friday. Learn about autism in the community, meet individuals affected, and see educational programs. Jeana, 419-917-8335.
2011 Gold Star Wives Midwest and North Central Regional Conference, Hilton Hotel in Toledo, 3100 Glendale Ave., Friday and Saturday. Speaker: Angela Brittain from the Army's Survivor Outreach Services program, 6 p.m. Friday. This part of the conference is free and open to any military widow or widower. Contact Madie Tillman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Norma Christen, 419-352-2464.
American Legion Toledo Post 335 Luncheon, Toledo Club, 235 14th St., noon, Friday. The Spectacular Doolittle Raid, Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Baum.
Master Gardener 2011 Lecture Series, Ohio State University Extension at Toledo Botanical Garden Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Drive, first session, 6:30-9 p.m., April 25. Cost: $15 payable at the door. Learn how to enjoy personal landscaping environment with the addition of basic home food preservation. Second session will be at Reynolds Corner Library, 4833 Dorr St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., May 17, free. For reservations call or e-mail: 419-213-4254 or email@example.com.
Swan Creek Community Church Golf Open, White Pines Golf Course, 1640 County Rd. 2, Swanton, 9 a.m., Saturday. Potluck at course following scramble. Sandwiches and drinks provided. Take a dish to pass. Men and women welcome. Cost: $40 per person. Reservations: Jeremy Trent, by calling or texting 419-212-1924, or jeremy.L.firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAUW Toledo Branch Presents A Discussion of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn at Franciscan Center Board Room at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday. Jane Hankenhof Curry, email@example.com or 419-654-8512.
Sisters of St. Francis Sister Gretchen's Bake and Craft Sale, Sylvania Franciscan Village, Evergreen Room of the Rosary Care Center on the campus of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Homemade Easter pies, cakes, bread, cookies, jams, jellies and candy, even sugar free cookies. Crafts. Proceeds to support the ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis.
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