Ourtowns calendars 4/21


What's On

Bowling Green

■ Fashion, Food, and Fine Arts Luncheon to benefit Downtown’s Flower Fund at Sam B’s Restaurant, 163 S. Main St., luncheon seatings at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $20. For details: downtownbgohio.org or call 419-353-2277.

Downtown Toledo

■ Charmed and Cherished Wine-Tasting event by the Cherished Friends of Ahava at Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., 6 p.m.-8 p.m. May 1. Sample wines, a buffet of appetizers and desserts, and a silent auction. Cost: $45 per person; for reserve tasting $55 per person. Proceeds benefit the Cherished Friends of Ahava’s Special Guest program that provides spa and wellness services, at no charge, to men and women undergoing cancer treatment. Tickets available at the Ahava Spa and Wellness Center, 34 St. Clair St. Details: 419-241-5877 or cherishedfriends.org.

East Toledo

■ Cinco de Mayo Festival weekend at East Side Cantina, 125 Oak St. at Front St., from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. May 2 and 1 p.m.-1 a.m. May 3. Music by Michael Salgado, Grupo Illusion with Paul Urbina as master of ceremonies and performance dance troupe El Corazon de Mexico on May 2, tickets $25. A Glass City Toledo Customs Car Show, children’s activities, beer/​food vendors, a grito contest, and a jalapeno-eating contest will take place from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. May 3. Also on May 3 will be music performances by Los Aztecas, Los Tremblies, Grupo Xplozivo, and DJ RC, tickets are $10 entry fee or $5 entry fee with a Salgado ticket stub and children 13 and under are admitted free.


■ Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society meeting at the museum, 7145 Front St., 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The museum will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays.


■ Assault victim shares story at Lifetree Cafe Maumee, 405 Sackett St., 7 p.m. Wednesday. “After the Attack: Picking Up the Pieces and Moving On,” featuring a filmed story of a woman who was assaulted and the man who attacked her. Discover how both the victim and attacker were able to reconcile. Details: Craig Cable, 419-410-6779, lifetree@nlcctoledo.org, or Lifetreecafe.com.

■ Fall rummage sale at St. Joseph’s Community Center, 120 W. Broadway St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Clothing $2 per brown paper grocery bag and half price on other items on Saturday only.

■ Side Cut Metropark programs: 1025 W. River Rd; Click with Nature Walk, ages 7-13, 10 a.m. Saturday; and Spring in Your Step Metroparks Fitness, at noon Saturday.

■ Hanging basket and patio plant sale, ProMedica St. Luke’s Auxiliary in the hospital auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1 and starting at 7 a.m. May 2. Auxiliary’s Spring Tea fund-raiser, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. May 4. Wear your spring hats and gloves. Cost: $10 per person. Reservations required: Betsy Maps, 419-893-5919.


■ UT Lake Erie Center’s public lecture series at the Lake Erie Center Room 155, 6200 Bayshore Rd., 7 p.m. Thursday. Guest speaker: Kristen DeVanna Fussell from Ohio State University.

■ Toledo Lighthouse meeting at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd., #2, 7 p.m. Thursday.

■ Members of P.E.R.I. meeting at the Oregon Fire Hall, 102 S. Wheeling St., 1 p.m. Thursday. It’s Feed Your Neighbor month.


■ Perrysburg Musical Theatre Company auditions for The Music Man for adults and teens ages 13 and older will be at the Commodore Auditorium, 140 E. Indiana Ave., 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday. Children’s auditions will be at St. Timothy’s Church, 871 E. Boundary St., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for ages 7-9, and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 10-12 on Saturday. Performances July 31 to Aug. 3 at Perrysburg HIgh School. Details: perrysburgmusicaltheatre.org.

■ Family friendly comedy and magic show featuring Rory Rennick at the Fat Fish Blue/​the Funny Bone, 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 per person or $20 for a family four-pack. Tickets: 419-213-3253 or information@co.lucas.oh.us. Benefits Friends of Lucas County Children Services.

■ Bernath Family of Perrysburg spaghetti fund-raiser hosted by the Knights of Columbus of Perrysburg Council 7978 in the Graystone Hall, 29101 Hufford Rd., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 for adults and children 11 years and up; $5 for children 3-10; free for children under 3; $40 per family. Cash bar. Tickets at the door or call Elizabeth Ravas, 419-874-5947.

Port Clinton

■ Benefit for Richie Saponari at the Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery, 3845 E. Wine Cellar Rd., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday. Entertainment: Ron Howard and the Band Crusin’, and Flashback 3 from Seniors Gone Wild. No reservations, limited menu. Admission: $20 minimum donation per person. All proceeds to go for medical expenses. Details: 419-797-4445.

South Toledo

■ “Nuestra Gente” Community Projects, Inc., will provide a free HIV test at the St. Peter and Paul Church, 738 S. Saint Clair St., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

■ Highland Heights Neighborhood Association meeting in the basement meeting room at the Toledo Heights Library, 423 Shasta Dr., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Details: 419-259-5220.

■ National Latino Peace Officers Association Northwest Ohio’s taco lunch fund-raiser at the Latin’s United Hall, 706 S. St. Clair St., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 2. Cost: $6 for tacos, ​beans, and ​rice. Dine-in or delivery (free with 10 or more orders). Details: 419-340-8646.

■ The Believe Center is hosting Dan Roman Clean-Up Day in the Old South End, 1 Aurora Gonzales Dr., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 3. Trash bags, gloves, and grabbers provided. Pizza and drinks at 2 p.m. Details: Kim Roman, 419-381-6814.


■ Presentation of Disney’s High School Musical! at Southview High School’s theater, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Details: southviewtheatre.org.

■ Spring rummage sale at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 419-882-0048.

■ Autism Society of Northwest Ohio benefit at Paddy Jack’s, 6725 W. Central Ave., 7-11 p.m. Details: pdys.org/​rock-for-autism.


■ Mad Hatter Tea party downtown at Clayful Arts, Mettler Studios, Per Diem Nurse Staffing, and the Silver Lining Gallery, noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Benefits the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio. For details: 419-441-0025.

■ Art In The Park: Maumee River program at Farnsworth Metropark, 8505 S. River Rd., 1 p.m. Sunday. Some supplies provided.

West Toledo

■ Euchre tournament at the PRUCA Toledo Club, 5255 N. Detroit Ave., 7 p.m. Friday.

■ TAARS meeting at Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. Details: 419-893-4213.


■ Native Seed Nursery public work day at Blue Creek Conservation Area, State Rt. 64 at Schadel Rd., 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. A family-friendly activity. Details: Krista Underwood at krista.underwood@metroparkstoledo.com.

■ Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio audition prep class for students grades 2-8 for the 2014-2015 choirs at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6517 Finzel Rd., 6 p.m.-7 p.m. April 28. Details: ccofnwo.org.


■ Swing into Spring Auction/​FUN-Raiser at Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 N. Main St., silent auction bidding and dinner 5 p.m., live auction followed by coffee, dessert, and entertainment 6:30 p.m. Friday. Entertainment by Toledo School for the Arts Urban Jazz Collective. Dinner prepared by the Clay High School Culinary Arts Department. Tickets: $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Proceeds to recreational programs for the developmentally. Reservations: 419-972-4354.

Wood County

■ Wood County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society meeting at the Wood County District Public Library’s Meeting Room, 251 N. Main St., Bowling Green, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. All welcome.

■ Wood County Plant Exchange hosted by the Master Gardener Volunteers’ program at the Fairgrounds Home and Garden Building, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday. Drop off plants to share from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Children’s activities. Details: Lisa Cook, cook.1033@osu.edu.


■ The Woodville Business and Community Association is sponsoring a farmers’ market in Woodville and is looking for vendors. Booth spaces $15 per event or $60 for all five dates if paid by May 15. Dates: May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, and Sept. 27. Contact: WoodvilleFarmersMarket@gmail.com or facebook.com/​WoodvilleFarmersMarket43469.

At the Library

Bedford Branch Library

8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance; 734-847-6747.

● Adult yoga, 4-5 p.m. today. Registration required.

● Computer basics level 3, 4 p.m. Tuesday. Registration required.

● Relay for Life 2014 meeting, 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

● Author Doc Fletcher, 2 p.m. Sunday. Call for reservations.

Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library

60 E. Center St., Petersburg; 734-279-1025.

● Senior Moments 1, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Registration required.

Woodville Public Library

101 East Main St., Woodville; 419-849-2744.

● Movie matinee, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Let's Eat

■ Sons of the American Legion Breakfast, 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland, 9 a.m.-noon. Sunday. All-you-can-eat. Featuring: eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, biscuits/gravy, pancakes, French toast, coffee, milk, and juice. Cost: $7 adults; $6 seniors; $5 for children 12 and under. 419-865-8511

■ All-you-can-eat Pancake breakfast, the Rossford Firefighters Association at fire station, 133 Osborn St. off Dixie Hwy. (St. Rt. 65), Rossford, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4. 50/50 raffles. Free balloons and helmets for kids. Cost: $5 adults; $3 children under 5 years. Proceeds to benefit the families of Toledo Firefighters Private Stephen Machcinski and Private James Dickman who so graciously gave their lives on Jan. 26, 2014 in the Line of Duty. Information: rossfordfire.com or call Tom Watson, 419-574-2604.

■ Breakfast at the VFW Post 3338, 2231 South Ave., Toledo 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4. Menu: omelets, basic egg breakfast, and french toast. Cost: $4.25-$3.75 adults; $2.50 for children, 419-381-0153.

■ Just Pancakes at Salem Lutheran Church, 1125 N. Huron St., 8-10 a.m. every Saturday. Free. 419-693-9082.

■ Delta American Legion Post 373, 5939 State Rt. 109, Delta, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday. All you can eat breakfast. Cost: $6.50 for adults; $4 for children ages 4-12, and free for children under 3. 419-822-4526 / fbcogt.com.


■ Chicken Barbecue at Trinity United Church of Christ in the Fellowship Hall, 17955 W. Third St., Elliston, Ohio, serving at 11:30 a.m. until sold out Sunday. Home baked pies and desserts available.

■ Eagle Cafe offers lunch and dinner, Maumee Eagles, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, $4.95. Carry-out available. For menu: 419-893-3952 / maumeeeagles.com.

Fish fries

■ Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood, 5-7:45 p.m. Friday. Chicken, steaks, and shrimp also available for purchase. Public welcome. 419-666-7762.

■ Conn-Weissenberger Post 587, 2020 W. Alexis Rd., 5-7 p.m. every Friday. Fish dinner (all-you-can-eat), $8; 3-piece chicken or shrimp dinner $7.50, combo (fish and shrimp) dinner $9. Dinners include fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and applesauce. Questions: 419-471-0587

■ Maumee Eagles 2562, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, 5-8 p.m. every Friday. All-you-can-eat pollock for $7.95 (dine-in only). Also available: perch, steaks, chicken strips at various prices. 419-893-3821.


■ Swiss steak dinner at Berkey Congregational and Metamora Methodist Churches at 12036 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., Berkey, starts at 5 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $9 adults; $2 children 5-12.

■ Spaghetti dinner at Park Church United Church of Christ, 1456 Harvard Blvd. at Glendale Avenue, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday. Menu: spaghetti (with or without meat sauce), salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. Cost: $8 in advance; $9 at the door; children under 10 are free. Available to purchase is famous Ruth Circle Spaghetti Sauce, $2.50 small and $5 large. For reservations, 419-382-5654.

■ Double kielbasa dinner, Resurrection Polish National Catholic Church, 1835 W. Temperance Rd., Temperance, 5-7 p.m. May 1. Menu: Smoked or regular kielbasa, pierogi, haluski (noodles and cabbage), vegetable, coffee cake, dessert, and beverage. Duck soup and coffee cakes available for purchase. For delivery in Bedford Township, 419-509-1115 (before May 1). Cost: $10. Details: 734-847-5052.

■ Dinners at VFW Post 2510, 617 Second St. at Platt St., 4-7 p.m. every Friday. Cost between $7 and $8. For information: 419-697-4503.

■ American Legion Post 384 Steaks on the Grill, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse, 5-8 p.m. May 3. Includes: baked potato, salad, rolls/butter, relishes, and coffee. Cost: $12; $11.50 seniors. Details: 419-877-5171.