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. To download PDF race form, visit blissfield.net and to the May Day Race section, or e-mail email@example.com.
War of 1812 Bicentennial Art Contest to promote the River Raisin National Battlefield Park, July 15-22. All entries must be received by July 15 between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Ellis Library Branch, 3700 South Custer Rd. Any Monroe County high school student, grade 9-12, enrolled and attending high school during 2010-2011. For rules and requirements: monroeartleague.com or 734-693-3920.
An Easter Egg Hunt will be at Monroe Center for Healthy Healing, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at the front desk or call 734-241-0404.
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. Information, 734-242-8711 or caringalternatives.com.
Tae Kwon Do classes, Monroe County Community College, 1555 South Raisinville Rd., Welch Health Education Building, Room 139, April through July. Cost: $49. Ages 5 and up. To register or for information, contact Office of Lifelong Learning, 734-384-4127.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breast Cancer Survivorship with ProMedica Cancer Institute four-week series workshop at the Toledo Hospital Donald V. Kellermyer Medical Education Center Auditorium, 2121 Hughes Drive (hospital entrance 5), 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Topic: Giggling Your Way to Good Health. To register: PCI 877-291-1441. Details: promedica.org/cancer.
The Maumee Valley Historical Society will host a special Civil War exhibit beginning Thursday at the Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Rd in Maumee. The exhibit runs through Nov. 6, and guided tours are available Thursdays through Sundays starting at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. There will be no exhibit on Mother's Day. For more information call 419-893-9602 or visit wolcotthouse.org.
Lucas County Retired Teachers Association Luncheon, Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee, noon, April 28. Speaker: Jennifer Cummins of Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Members are asked to bring specific food items to help feed youths. Lunch options: chicken marsala, parmesan breaded tilapia, roast sirloin of beef, and vegetarian. Send reservation with entree choice and a check for $17, made out to LCRTA, and send to Kathleen Brunt, 3460 Shadywood Circle, Lambertville, Mich. 48144. Deadline Friday.
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