Ourtowns Calendars 9/16


What's On


● Bedford High School class of 1972 reunion, Sept. 21. Send contact information to com.BedfordReunion1972@yahoo.

Bowling Green

● Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Thursday. In recognition of National Honey Month, Scott Cockerell of Wannemacher Total Logistics will talk about issues within the honey industry. Cost: $10 per person (cash or check at the door). Walk-ins welcome, but reservations are encouraged. Email: rsvp@ciftinnovation.org.

● American Red Cross training courses, 150 Gorrell Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28. Adult and Pediatric, First Aid/​CPR/​AED. Courses subject to change. Registration required: 800-733-2767 or redcross.org/​takeaclass.


● Lake Athletic Boosters Scrambles/​Shambles golf outing at Chippewa Golf Club, 23550 State Rte. 579, 1 p.m. Oct. 6. Cost: $65 per golfer, includes dinner. Details: Ed Blank, 419-508-9693. Limited to first 28 teams. Benefits the Student Athletes at Lake High School.

East Toledo

● Ironville Reunion at Dunberger Post 537, 4925 Pickle Road at Wynn Road, Oregon, noon-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29. All families from Ironville invited. Details: 419-698-1049.

Grand Rapids

● Kalvin Hughes presents: Jazz and Ballroom Dancing, Remembering Jesse Coleman (Jamm Band) at Nazareth Hall, 21211 W. River Rd., buffet from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., event 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29. Special guest artist saxophonist James Coleman of Detroit. Tickets: $20 adults; $8 children under 12. Price includes all-you-can-eat buffet with a New Orleans-style menu. Cash bar available. Tickets: Jack’s Men’s Wear, 3414 Dorr St., 419-536-1551. Table reservations: Megan at 419-832-2900. No tickets at the door.


● Springfield Sprint 5k Run/​Family Walk/​Kids’ Fun Run beginning and ending at Strawberry Acres Park, Clarion Road, registration 8 a.m., race 9 a.m. Oct. 6. Entry fee $25 adults; $20 children (K-12); $5 fun run; team of 5 or more $15 per person. Benefits the Springfield High School Academic Boosters and cross country team. Donations: Check payable to Springfield Athletics, noting in memo line Springfield Sprint and mail to Springfield High School, c/​o Marty Perlaky, 1740 S. McCord Rd., Holland, OH 43528. To volunteer: martyperlaky@slsmail.net or michellecorron@slsmail.net.

● The Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society’s meeting, 7154 Front St., 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Park across the street by railroad tracks. Topic: “Our Stupendous Successful Summer.” Free.

● The Gathering of Quilters meeting at the Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Rd., doors open at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. Speakers: Patsy Thompson, of Patsy Thompson Designs. Memberships: $25 per year, gatheringofquilters.org. Admission: $10 for nonmembers.


● Serenity Farm Equestrian Center’s After School Program for elementary age students, 21870 Lemonye Rd., from 4-6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 23. Licensed teachers will offer homework assistance. Registration: serenityfarm.org (workshops) or call 419-833-1308.


● Steppin’ Into Fall Dinner/​Dance at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., dinner 5 p.m., dance begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. Lasagna dinner will be served. The big band sounds of the Swingsters will perform all types of music. Tickets: $15 per person or $17 at the door. Event is open to all ages and no membership is required. Transportation is available in the Maumee area. Tickets and transportation: 419-893-1994.

● Little Sisters of the Poor hosting “Celebrity Chefs at the Pinnacle” fund-raising event, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday. Featuring 13 priests from the Diocese of Toledo as celebrity chefs. Cost: $50 per person or $100 per couple. Reservations: 419-698-4331. Benefits to the Sacred Heart Home for the Elderly, Oregon.

● ProMedica St. Luke’s Auxiliary’s Three Blind Wines Tasting Event in the hospital’s auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd., registration 6 p.m., wine drop off closes at 6:30 p.m., event runs until 9 p.m. Oct. 4. For teams of attendees of one, two, or three are required to bring three bottles of the same California Red wine. Two of the three bottles are bagged and numbered for blind tasting, and the third bottle is put in the prize pool. Emcee will be Amanda St. Hilaire, from Channel 11. Evening will include blind wine tasting, food sample pairings, raffles, and live entertainment. Must be at least 21. In addition three bottles of wine, there is a $20 per person fee. Reservations: Betsy Maps, 419-893-5919 or promedica.orgbetsy.maps@.

● Luau and pig roast at Maumee Eagles, 2301 Detroit Ave., bar opens 4 p.m., dinner 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 children 12 and under (additional $2 for tickets purchased the day of event). Details: 419-893-3821.


● Olney High School class of 1963 reunion at the Black Forest Cafe at Oak Shade Hall, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, social hour 6 p.m., buffet dinner 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Cash bar. Tickets: $27.50 per person; reservations are required. Invitation letters will be mailed soon. Contact: Dawn Woyame, 419-691-0619; Sharon French, 419-836-7248; or Kay Vargo, 419-666-4284.


● Toledo Lighthouse meeting at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd. #2, 7 p.m. Sept. 26.


● American Legion Auxiliary 183 Bloodmobile, 405 E. Front St., 1-7 p.m. Sept. 24. Appointments: 419-287-3210. Walk-ins are welcome.


● A Woodland Indian Celebration at the Buttonwood Park/​Betty C. Black Recreation Area, 27174 Hull Prairie Rd., off River Rd./​State Rte. 65 (1 mile west of Fort Meigs State Memorial Park). 10 a.m. to dusk Sept. 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Music: Douglas Blue Feather (Cherokee), multiple Native American flutist, drums, children’s tent, and more. Host hotel: Country Inn and Suites, Rossford, (inquire for “powwow rate”) 419-872-9900. Admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors 60 and over; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under free. Details: perrysburgpowwow@hotmail.com or 419-381-7042.


● Fall Rummage Sale at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy., 1-7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday with $3 bad day. Church, 419-666-5323

South Toledo

● Highland Heights Neighborhood Association meeting at the Toledo Heights Library’s basement meeting room, 423 Shasta Dr., 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. highlandheightsneighborhood.blogspot.com.


● Jim Vassar Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner at Spuyten-Duyval Golf Club, 9501 Central Ave., Oct. 5. Registration: vasmangolf.com.

● Flea market at First Apostolic Church, 5701 Sylvania Ave., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.


● Tecumseh Music Fest at Hantz Golf Club, 5200 Milwaukee Rd., 4-10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: 517-423-0000 or info@tecumseharts.org.


● Quilt Show sponsored by the Walbridge Centennial Committee and the Cellar Sewers Quilt Club at the VFW Post 9963 Banquet Hall, 109 N. Main St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission free. Details: Melanie Bowen, 419-662-6561 or walbridgecent.com.


● The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking community members, businesses, and organizations to participate in the annual Roche de Boeuf Festival on Sept. 28. Please contact the chamber at 419-878-5188 or watervillechamber.com.

● Season tickets are available for Waterville Playshop’s season. Cost is $28 for three shows at the Maumee Indoor Theatre: “Anything Goes,” Oct. 18-20; “Over the River and Into the Woods,” Feb. 14-16, 2014; and “The King and I,” May 9-11, 2014. Contact: Inge Klopping, ikloppi@bgsu.edu or 419-353-7052. Visit: watervilleplayshop.org.


● St. Caspars Fall Festival at 1205 N. Shoop Ave., 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

West Toledo

● Texas Hold ’em poker tournament at O’Grady Community Center, 5522 Dorr St., 6 p.m. Friday. $25 buy in. Ages 18 and up. Details: 419-536-5612.

● Clam bake to benefit the Maritime Academy of Toledo at 803 Water St., 5-9 p.m. Friday. $75 per person. Reservations: 419-244-9999 or rmarazon@maritimeacademy.us.

● Co-ed kickball tournament at Willy’s Park, 1301 Hillcrest Ave., 2 p.m. Sept. 28. 10 players per team, $15 per player. Details: 567-288-9939.

● Car and craft show at 5719 Clegg Dr., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 28. Information: 419-720-5997.

● Post Historian Jack Paquette will speak at the American Legion Post 335 in the Toledo Club, 235 14 St., 11:30 a.m. Friday. Information: 419-868-3039 or 419-382-4401.

● Benefit luncheon for and held at Polly Fox Academy, noon-2 p.m. Sept. 28. $10 plus a package of diapers, sizes 3-6. Details: 419-882-0048 or pollyfox.org.

● Macomber High School class of 1963 reunion at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon, 6 p.m. Oct. 5. Cost: $55 per person includes food, drinks, and entertainment. Send check to: Ron Przybylski, 5146 Regency Dr., #2, Toledo, Ohio 43615.

● Tai chi arthritis workshop held by expert Dr. Paul Lam at The Lodge at Strawberry Acres, 950 S. McCord St., Holland, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28-30. Details: 419-266-0773.


● Ride for Life Poker Run hosted by Mercy St. Vincent’s, St. Rita’s, and University of Toledo’s Medical Center’s Life Flight/​Mobile Life at the Whitehouse Village Park, 6751 Providence St., registration 9 a.m., ride 10 a.m. Saturday. Cost: $25/​solo rider, $40 with passenger. Registration includes hamburger/​hot dog, Life Flight/​Mobile Life challenge coin, and patch. Registration: http://​lifeflight.cc and click on “Ride For Life.” All proceeds will benefit Honor Flight Northwest Ohio. Also Saturtday is the Whitehouse Fall Festival with live music, beverage tent, car show, food, and an outdoor family movie.

● Whitehouse Model A Ford Club’s Antique Car Show in Village Park, 6751 Providence St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Entry forms: whitehouseoh.gov or at the Village Hall, 419-877-5383.

● Trailblazer Adventure Day an outdoor adventure at the Progressive Fishing Association, 8050 Schadel Rd., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Learn importance of conservation. Participate in target practice, archery, and other outdoor activities. Cost: $5 per child ages 6 and up with a $20 max per family; children under 5 free. Food will be available for purchase. Other details: email Molly Miller at mmiller@ussportsmen.org or visit trailblazeradventure.org.

Let's Eat


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

Delta American Legion Post 373, 5939 State Rt. 109, Delta, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 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.


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

Fish fries

Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd., Northwood, 5 p.m.-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. 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.


Steak dinner at Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St., Walbridge, 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Includes: baked potato, vegetable, salad, roll/butter, and dessert. Cost: $10.

Steak or chicken dinner at the American Legion Post 135, 2404 W. Sylvania Ave., 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Includes dessert and salad bar. Cost: $8.50. 419-472-2455

Friday dinners at VFW Post 2510, 617 Second St. at Platt St., 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Cost between $7 and $8. Public welcome. For information: 419-697-4503.

Swiss steak dinners at Berkey Congregational and Metamora Methodist Churches at 12036 Sylvania-Metamora Rd., Berkey, starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 26. Cost: $9 adults; $2 children ages 5-12.

Wedding-style chicken dinner at Resurrection Polish National Catholic Church, 1835 W. Temperance Rd., Temperance, 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Includes: mashed potatoes/gravy, pierogi, sweet/sour cabbage, vegetable, coffee cake, dessert, and beverage. Cost: $10. Duck soup and coffee cakes available for purchase. Delivery in Bedford Township area call 419-509-1115 (prior to the 19th). Details: 734-847-5052.

Barbecue chicken dinner at St. Charles Church, 1842 Airport Hwy. at S. Detroit Ave., 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10 adults; $8 seniors 60 years plus; $5 children 10 and under; children under 2 free with purchase of an adult meal. Family of 5 or more get a discount of $5 off total bill. 419-535-7077.

Patio nights at the American Legion Post 192, 620 W. Temperance Rd., Temperance, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. All-you-can-eat brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, and sides. Details: 734-847-9245.

At the Library

Swanton Public Library

305 Chestnut St,, Swanton; 419-826-2760

● Wild for Butterflies, 7 p.m. Thursday.

● Sewing Halloween treat bags, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

● World safari with Dr. John Becker, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Grades K-5 and families. Call for registration.

● American Chestnut workshop and tour, 10 a.m. Sept. 21. $25 per person and includes lunch. Information: 419-337-9660.

Bedford Branch Library

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

● Ready to Read, 9:30 a.m. today. Ages 3 and up. Registration required.

● Open knitting, 6 p.m. today.

● Tai chi, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

● Adulting reading, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday.

● Bedford Artists’ Club, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

● Glass City Miniatures Guild, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

● Girls Night Out book club, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration required.

Birmingham Branch Library

203 Paine Ave.; 419-259-5210.

● Homework helper, 3:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call for information.

● Local Foods Week produce event, 6:30-8 p.m. today.

● Minute Mania, 4 p.m. today.

Dundee Branch Library

144 E. Main St., Dundee; 734-529-3310.

● Dramatic play, 10 a.m. today. Registration required.

● Inspirational book club, 2 p.m. Wednesday.

● LEGO building, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday. Registration required.

Lenawee County Library

4459 W. US Highway 223, Adrian, Mich.; 517-263-1011.

● Friends of the Library meeting, 6:30 p.m. today.

● Computer club, 6 p.m. today.

● District library board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

● Teen book club, 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Reynolds Corners Branch Library

4833 Dorr St., Toledo; 419-259-5320.

● Tai chi from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 28 and Nov. 4.

Rossford Public Library

720 Dixie Hwy.; 419-666-0924.

● Casino games workshops held on Sept. 23, Oct. 28, and Nov. 25. Free. Call for registration.

● Science fiction book club, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2.

Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library

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

● Computer basics, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Registration required.

● Craft of the month, noon Wednesday. Registration required.

Waterville Branch Library

800 Michigan Ave., Waterville; 419-878-3055.

● American Girl celebration, 2 p.m. Sept. 21.

● Therapy dog reading, 7 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 24 to Oct. 29. Grades K-5. Registration required.

● Local Foods Week produce event, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 2.

● Teen writing club, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 3. Grades 6-12.

Support groups

Heartbeat to offer free six-week Relationship Smarts program for women, 4041 W. Sylvania Ave., Suite LL4 (across from Westfield Franklin Park Mall), 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning this week. Learn relationship skills. Program led by Karen Fischer, a licensed social worker. Babysitting is available and refreshments will be served. For more information or to register call 419-241-9131.

“Just for Dads” Program a six-week session offered at Heartbeat, 4041 W. Sylvania Ave., Suite LL4, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting this week. Program will help new and expectant fathers become the best possible dads. Information: 419-241-9131.

Men in Grief Group (for men by men) at Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s Perrysburg Center, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 2 through Oct. 23. Explore the various experiences as they cope with the loss of a spouse, friend, child, or other family member. Any man dealing with the loss of a loved one is encouraged to participate. No cost for group, but advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call 419-661-4001. For information on additional workshops visit hospicenwo.org.

DivorceCare Support Group at St. Ignatius Catholic Church Family Life Center, 212 N. Stadium Rd., Oregon, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, through Dec. 2. Information call parish office 419-693-1150 or Marilyn, 419-698-4745.

Families Behind Bars support group for families with a loved one in prison at Waterville Library Meeting Room, 800 Michigan Ave., Waterville, 7 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2. We assist you in finding information on visitations, policies, and other needed information. Call Carol, 419-350-6619 or Joyce, 419-878-5796.