Siena Heights University offers adult summer community ceramics classes as two six-week, noncredit courses in wheel throwing and sculptural ceramics at Studio Angelico on the Adrian campus, 1247 East Siena Heights Drive. Classes May 9 to June 18 with instruction from 6-10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; open studio time with instructor from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $160 for the six-week session, includes all tools and materials. Contact Tim Van Beke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lenawee County Historical Society hosts Robert Robinson of BioDri to talk about the company's history and the work in the Blissfield community as well as the company's role in the Gulf Coast oil cleanup at the museum, 110 East Church St. at 7 p.m. Thursday.
River Raisin Festival May Day 5K Run 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. 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. Download PDF race form at blissfield.net or e-mail email@example.com.
Lisa Marie Duford Memorial Weekend to benefit Monroe County Special Olympics, Rod Park on M-50 across from Kroger. Events include a car show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, craft show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, bingo 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and silent auction from 9 a.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday. Contact Joanna or Jason Duford at 517-456-6423.
War of 1812 Bicentennial Art Contest to promote the River Raisin National Battlefield Park, July 15-22. Entries due July 15 at the Ellis Library Branch, 3700 South Custer Rd. All Monroe County high school students eligible. For rules: monroeartleague.com or 734-693-3920.
Monroe Conservation District native plants and hosta orders due Friday. Pickup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at Prince of Peace Community Room, 1920 Lewis Avenue, Ida. 734-241-7755, Ext. 3.
Spring Cleaning available to Monroe County seniors. Caring Alternatives has limited funds for reduced rates. 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.
Rummage and Bake Sale at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 5790 West Temperance Rd., Ottawa Lake, 9-3 p.m. Saturday.Petersburg
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bedford Historical Society at Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd, Temperance, 7 p.m. Monday. Noel Bell will discuss list of Civil War soldiers. Members invited to bring items for Show 'n' Tell.
Southest Michigan and Northwest Ohio Wellness Group educational series on sleep, illness, and general health at Resurrection Parish, 1835 West Temperance Road, Temperance. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday Focus on sleep patterns.
Nuestra Gente Community Projects Inc. free health fair at San Marcos Supermarket, 325 Broadway, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Blood pressure, blood sugar, and HIV checks.
Comedy for a Cause Show fund-raiser for walk to end Alzheimers at Connxtions Comedy Club, 7:30 p.m., May 6. Tickets: $15, $25 for a couple. Trina Myers, 419-250-1405.
Central Catholic High School presents The Wizard of Oz in the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 8 p.m. May 6, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 7, and 3 p.m. May 8. Tickets: $10-$14 available at centralcatholic.org under "Breaking News" or 419-255-2280.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang presented by St. Francis de Sales High School, St. Ursula Academy, and Notre Dame Academy, Franciscan Theatre, Lourdes College, Sylvania, 7:30 p.m., May 6, 7, 13, and 14. Tickets: $12 adults; $8 students; and $10 seniors. Tickets: 419-531-1618.