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Ourtowns calendar for Sept. 23, 2013

What’s on

Bowling Green

● La Conexion de Wood County launched by the Steering Committee and the membership of La Conexion will serve as a welcoming resource of unity, representation, and education for the Latino community of Wood County. The organization seeks to establish and nurture connections among Latinos, as well as between Latinos and the wider Wood County community. An evening of information and celebration introduced by Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards at Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St., downtown, 6 p.m. Friday. Live entertainment and light refreshments. Details: Beatriz Maya, 419-308-2328 / laconexionwc@gmail.com.


● The Lake Athletic Boosters holding a Scrambles/Shambles golf outing at Chippewa Golf Club, 23550 State Route 579, 1 p.m. Oct. 6. Cost: $65 per golfer, includes dinner. Questions/details contact: 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 Rd. at Wynn Rd., Oregon, noon-6:30 p.m. Sunday. All families from Ironville invited. Details: 419-698-1049.

● Waite High School Class of 1958 celebrating 55 years with a luncheon at Macomber Lodge, Pearson Park, 4600 Starr Ave., Lallendorf Rd. at State Rte. 2, Oregon, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 17. Casual dress. Reservations by Oct. 1 by calling: Tom, 419-877-5153; Arnie, 419-698-3240; Pat, 419-866-3212; or Judy, 419-260-5090.

● VFW Post 2510 hold a musician night/jam session, 617 Second St., 7 p.m.-11 p.m. on Wednesdays. Musicians from all over town are welcome to participate. Open to the public. Dancing with performances by guest bands who volunteer to come and perform from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. on Thursdays. There is a $5 cover charge at the door. Refreshments available for purchase. Details: 419-697-4503.


● The Elmore Kiwanis will hold a chili and soup supper prior to the Woodmore-vs.-Elmwood football game in the Woodmore High School cafeteria, 633 Fremont St., supper 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 4. Meals $6 adults; $5 seniors; and $4 children under 12. Family ticket $15. Proceeds to fund the Kiwanis' many service projects.

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. Sunday. 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. For tickets: Jack's Men's Wear, 3414 Dorr St., 419-536-1551. For table reservations: Megan at 419-832-2900. No tickets at the door.


● Northwest Ohio Christian Writers Conference at Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Rd., registration 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19. "Secrets to Successful Freelancing" subject for all writers presented by editor and author Linda Taylor. Registration fee $55 and includes lunch if received by Oct. 7. Cost $65 at the door. Further information call 419-882-3705.

● Springfield Sprint 5k Run/Family Walk/Kids' Fun Run beginning and ending at Strawberry Acres Park, Clarion Rd. (does not cross train tracks), registration 8 a.m., race 9 a.m. Oct. 6. Entry fee $25 adults; $20 children (kindergarten through 12th grade); $5 fun run; team of 5 or more $15 per person. Benefits the Springfield High School Academic Boosters and Cross Country Team. To make a donation, please make 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. Volunteers contact: martyperlaky@slsmail.net or michellecorron@slsmail.net.

● The Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society's meeting, 7154 Front St., 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Park across the street by railroad tracks. Topic: "Our Stupendous Successful Summer" and a review of our participation in events. Meeting is free and open to the public.


● Machine Embroidery Guild meetings are the second Saturday of each month at Quilt Heaven Quilt Shop, 8177 Secor Rd., 11 a.m. Membership information: 419-841-5373.

● Monroe County Quilt Guild meeting held the second Thursday of every month at Monroe Post 1138 Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 400 Jones Ave., 7 p.m. Visitors welcome. Details: 734-850-8888.

● Whitmer Girls of 1950 luncheon at Schoolhouse Commons, 8336 Secor Rd., 11:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and Dec. 12. Information: 734-854-2558.


● The Andersons to host Family Safety Day at the Maumee store, 530 Illinois Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Event showcases safety related issues and information for everyone. There will be hands-on activities geared toward school-age children. First 100 customers will receive a free smoke detector. A fire safety "smokehouse" simulator courtesy of the Springfield Township Fire Department, will allow experience with real life smoke conditions. Meet "Sparky" the fire rescue dog. The Maumee Police Department will provide free child ID kits while supplies last. A car crash rescue challenge will be at 12 p.m. with firefighters from six area fire departments. For seat checks, parents/caregivers call 419-291-5993 to schedule an appointment.

● Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet's Amazin Grazin' dinner and auction at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indianwood Circle, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 11. Reservation with payment by Oct. 4 to: Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, 5250 Hill Ave., Toledo, 43615. Details: 419-537-9663 / maumeevalleysaveapet.org.

● 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. 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. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age. In addition to the teams bringing three bottles of wine, there is a $20 per person entrance fee. Reservations or more details contact: Betsy Maps, 419-893-5919 or betsy.maps@promedica.org.


● Olney High School 50-year reunion (class of 1963) at the Black Forest Cafe at Oak Shade Hall, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, social hour 6 p.m., buffet dinner 7 p.m. Saturday. Cash bar. Tickets: $27.50 per person and 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.


● Members of PERI Chapter 93 meeting at the Oregon Fire Station 2, 1102 S. Wheeling St., 1 p.m. Thursday. Coffee, cookies, and fellowship. All PERS retirees are welcome.

● Toledo Lighthouse meeting at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd., No. 2, 7 p.m. Thursday.


● American Legion Auxiliary 183 Bloodmobile, 405 E. Front St., 1-7 p.m. Tuesday. Appointments may be made by calling 419-287-3210 or contacting the Red Cross. 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 Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Music: Douglas Blue Feather (Cherokee), multiple Native American flutist, drums, children's tent with Native American arts and crafts, wildlife tent with American birds of prey, and other activities. Host hotel: Country Inn & 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.

● The 577 Foundation offers programs for adults and children, 577 E. Front St.; Classes being offered in October are: Carve a Jack-O-Lantern 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 3, fee $25; Retirement: Catalyst for Change, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 4, fee $10; Inner Writing Room, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 6, fee $15; Creating Soap from Scratch, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 7, fee $25. For other programs/details/reservations: 419-874-4174 / 577foundation.org.


● "Upscale Resale Boutique" to benefit the Toledo Symphony League at the home of Marlene Uhler, 104 Eagle Point Dr., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission: $10. Items include: pictures, rugs, and more. Refreshments served. Adults only, no children please. All benefits to the Toledo Symphony League projects for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

South Toledo

● United Community Church Festival and Rummage sale, 1301 Broadway St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5. Free food and games for kids.

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

● UTMC Community Cares Free Medical Clinic at the CedarCreek's South Campus, 2150 S. Byrne Rd., 6-8 p.m. every Thursday. Available for general medical care. Women's health available by appointment only. Tetanus and flu shots, dental assessments/referrals, and confidential HIV testing. No immunizations. For more information: utcommunitycare.org/patients or 419-482-8127 or emailinginfo@communitycare.org.


● Toledo Base Submarine Veterans meeting at Charley’s, 12407 Airport Hwy., 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Information: 419-459-4985.


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

● Holiday shopping extravaganza hosted by Women’s Connections West at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11. $12 for the luncheon. Information: 419-535-5853.


● Glass Mosaic Class sponsored by the Animal House Glass and the Waterville Area Arts Council at the Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12. Class will be taught by glass artist, Gail Christofferson. Great parent/child activity and for all ages 8 years and up. Cost: $30. Registration forms available at Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St. and the library. Registration deadline Oct. 8.

● 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. Sunday. Food, crafts, games, and more.

West Toledo

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

● Free 2 Laugh comedy event at the University of Toledo’s Nitschke Auditorium, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 19. Comedians include Leland Klassen, Carlos Oscar, and Bob Stromberg. $20 general admission. Tickets and information: www.thedaughterproject.org.

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

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

● Retired University of Toledo professor Thomas Barden 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.

● Craft and gift show at Whitmer Career and Tech Center, 5719 Clegg Dr., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6.

● Rummage and bake sale at Collingwood United Methodist Church, 701 Phillips Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 3-4 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5.

● Craft show at 5416 N. Summit St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19.

● Record show at St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6.

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

● Animal Masquerade party held at Wildwood Metropark Ward Pavilion, 5100 W. Central Ave., 6 p.m. Nov. 7. $30 or $100 for four tickets. Information and tickets: 419-877-0060 or natures-nursery.org.

● West Toledo Book Group meeting at Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave., 2 p.m. Oct. 3.

● Costumes for Cancer event at the Toledo Club, 235 14 St., 6-10 p.m. Oct. 19. Information: Jen@jenbrouwer.com.


● Village of Whitehouse Enrichment Class: "Putting your Garden to Bed," with Vicki Gallagher, Horticulturist from the 577 Foundation in the Village Hall, 6 p.m. Monday. Tips and tricks to putting your garden to bed for the winter months. Registration and details: 419-877-5383.

● Anthony Wayne Class of 1963 holding its 50th year reunion with a three day event from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6. Generals versus Bowling Green home football game Oct. 4 potluck lunch at Indianola Shelter; main reunion event at Nazareth Banquet Hall in Grand Rapids. For details contact: Carol Heurman at carolheuerman@windstream.net.

● Central Catholic Reunions and class luncheons. There will be "ForeverOne" Happy Hours to be held on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at three different locations. For more information on reunions, luncheons, and happy hours, please register/contact the person listed for each class at centralcatholic.org under Alumni & Friends, Reunions & Events for more details.

● Out of the Darkness Community Walk presented by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., registration 9:30 a.m., walk 11 a.m. Saturday. Register online at www.outofdarkness.org. Call Jodi Harper, 419-277-1946 or Rachel Valis, 315-806-4434 for more information.

Support groups

● Good Grief of Northwest Ohio Inc., free peer support groups for children, teens, and young adults who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives at Church of the Cross United Methodist, 1806 Cass Rd., Toledo, every first and third Tuesday of the month beginning Oct. 1. Advanced registration and orientation is required. If interested in becoming a volunteer or in attending session call 419-360-4939. Details: goodgriefnwo.org.

● Heartbeat to offer free six-week Relationship Smarts program for women, 4041 W. Sylvania Ave., Suite LL4 (across from Westfield Franklin Park Mall), 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Learn relationship skills. Program led by Karen Fischer, a licensed social worker. Baby-sitting 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, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Program will help new and expectant fathers become the best possible dads. Baby-sitting and refreshments available. 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, 6:30-7 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, 7-8:30 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.

Let’s eat


● Breakfast at the VFW Post 3338, 2231 South Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6. Menu: omelets, basic egg breakfast, and French toast. Cost: $4.25-$3.75 adults; $2.50 kids, 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.


● Fall Chicken Barbecue at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy., Rossford, starting at 12 p.m. until sold out Oct. 6. Includes: 1/2 chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, sweet/sour cabbage, roll/butter, homemade dessert. 419-666-5323.

● 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

● All-you-can-eat Perch fish fry at Mayfair-Plymouth Church, 5253 Bennett Rd., 5-7 p.m. Friday. Fried perch, french fries, applesauce, coleslaw, rolls, assorted cakes, beverage. Children's menu available and carryout. Cost: $8 adults; children's menu $4 for under 12 years. 419-476-7093

● 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.


● Friday Dinners at VFW Post 2510, 617 Second St. at Platt St., 4-7 p.m. every Friday. 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. Thursday. Cost: $9 adults; $2 children ages 5-12.

● Polish Dinner at Point Place United Church of Christ, 4920 297th St., Point Place, 5-7 p.m. Friday. Menu: mashed potatoes, sweet/sour cabbage, Polish coffee cake, vegetable, dessert, and more. Tickets: $11 in advance, $10 at the door. Fresh kielbasa also available for purchase. Kathy, 419-266-3040 / 419-726-5509.

● Roast Beef Dinner at Prince of Peace Community Center, 1920 Lewis Ave., Ida, Michigan, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday. Includes: homemade mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetable, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, dessert, and beverage. Tickets: $9 adults; $4 children 3-11 years; free to children under 3. Hot dog dinners and carryout available. Details: 734-269-2420.

● VFW Post 3338 Veteran's Appreciation Steak Dinner, 2231 South Ave., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Includes: potato, vegetable, salad, and bread. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Details: 419-381-0153.

● German Pork Dinner at Zion Lutheran Church LCMC, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Michigan, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 5. Great meal and fellowship. Includes: mashed potatoes/gravy, sauerkraut, vegetable, roll, beverage, and homemade pie. Cost: $8.50 adults; $3.50 children 12 years and under. Details: 419-699-2500.

● Heartbeat of Toledo Stuffed Cabbage dinner at St. Joseph Community Center, 112 W. Broadway St., Maumee, 6 p.m. Oct. 5. Cost: $9 adults; $4.50 children under 12 years. Purchase tickets at the door or call Bob Boyer, 419-467-1888.

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

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


● Olney High School Class of 1963 to hold its 50th reunion in the Black Forest Cafe at Oak Shade Grove Hall, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, social hour 6 p.m., buffet dinner 7 p.m. Saturday. Cash bar available. Tickets: $27.50 per person/ reservations required. Information: Dawn Woyame, 419-691-0619; Sharon French, 419-836-7248; or Kay Vargo, 419-666-4284.

● Macomber Class of 1963 50th reunion drawing near to be held at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., 6 p.m. Oct. 5. We haven't heard from you! You will not want to miss this fun night with your former classmates. Cost: $55 per person includes all food, drinks, and entertainment. Send/make check to: Ron Przybylski, 5146 Regency Dr. #2, Toledo, Ohio 43615.

● Waite High School Class of 1958 celebrating 55 years with a luncheon at Pearson Metropark's Macomber Lodge, 4600 Starr Ave., Lallendorf Rd. at State Rt. 2, Oregon, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17. Casual dress. Please call in reservations by Oct. 1: Tom, 419-877-5153; Arnie, 419-698-3240; Pat, 419-866-3212; Judy, 419-260-5090 or email judypatooote@gmail.com.

● The Anthony Wayne Class of 1963 will hold their 50th year reunion Oct. 4 to Oct. 6. Football game with Generals vs. Bowling Green at home on Oct. 4; banquet at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Oct. 5; and potluck lunch at Indianola Shelter on Oct. 6. Class members are invited to attend all three activities or pick and choose. Further information contact: Carol Heuerman at carolheuerman@windstream.net.

● Thomas A. DeVilbiss Class of 1973 40th reunion at Best Western Premier Grand Plaza Hotel overlooking the river, 444 Summit St., downtown, event begins at 7 p.m., dinner 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2013. A program and dancing will follow. Tickets: $75 per person. Advance ticket sales only, no door sales. Details/registration/order tickets at: dhs73.com or devilbiss1973@gmail.com. A block of rooms reserved. Call and book your room by calling hotel at 419-241-1411. Ask for Special DeVilbiss 40th Reunion room rate.

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