Ourtowns calendar for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013


What's on

East Toledo

● Late Night Basketball sponsored by the Toledo Division of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry and the Toledo Community Recreation Program at three locations from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 14 through Nov. 24: East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave., on Mondays and Wednesday; the Zablocki Community Center, 3015 Lagrange St., on Tuesdays; and the Believe Center, 1 Aurora Gonzalez Way, on Thursdays and Sundays. Details: Jim, 419-356-1077 or 419-936-3090. Curfews will be followed. ID’s required. Days and times subject to change.

● East Toledo Senior Activities Center’s World Series of Chili cook-off at the East Toledo Senior Center (Navarre Park Shelterhouse), 1001 White St., 6-11 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost: $6 per person and includes admission, chili tasting, other foods, and dessert. Beer and pop available for purchase. Raffles and Chinese auctions. Enter your own chili by registering by Oct. 16, cost $6. Event open to the public ages 21 and over. Proceeds to the senior center’s softball leagues. Tickets can be purchased at the center 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by calling 419-691-2254.

● Heart and Soul: Caring for our Community’s Celebrity Wait Night at Zia’s at the docks, 20 Main St., 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21. Cost: $35/person and includes appetizer, dinner, and dessert. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Proceeds go toward patient facility upgrades for the Wellness Management and Recovery and Education Programs at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, and programs and services for the members of the Thomas M. Wernert Center. For reservations: Tonalee Rouser, trouser@wernertcenter.org or 419-242-3000, ext. 107; heartandsoultoledo.com. This event is to raise awareness for mental illness and help erase the stigma associated with it. Questions/information: Tony Rasczyk, trasczyk@ameritech.net or 419-349-5643.


● Dinner/bake sale/raffle by the Honor Workers of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 448 E. Rice St., 4-7 p.m. Oct. 19. A chicken ’n’ biscuit dinner with sides, drink, and dessert will be available to purchase at $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10. St. John’s Youth will be holding a silent auction. Contact: Sharon Arndt, 419-862-3589.

Lake Township

● Ageless Wonders of Lake Township meeting for dinner at Woodville Diner, 1949 Woodville Rd., Oregon, 5 p.m. Thursday. Questions: 419-836-3811.


● 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.


● Art in the Barn at Serenity Farm Equestrian Center, 21870 Lemoyne Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Live auction, performing artists from Next Stage Studios and Clark Ausloos, and light appetizers and delicious desserts. Advance ticket: $10; PayPal $12 at serenityfarm.org; or at the door $15. Details: 419-833-1308. Benefits therapeutic riding.


● “Medicare Made Simple” updates on Medicare, a free public information event at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, Fellowship Hall, 200 E. Broadway St., 7 p.m. Tuesday. Register at 419-893-0223.

● Northwest Ohio chiropractic physicians sponsoring a one-time showing of the documentary film Doctored at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., 7 p.m. Thursday. Doctored follows surgeons, physicians, and patients ranging from Olympic gold medalists to people sent home to die, focusing on how the health-care system fails many patients. Starts with food, refreshments, and live music by Linden Street Band at 6:30 p.m. Admission $5 with all profits benefiting the Arthritis National Research Foundation (CureArthritis.org). Tickets or $10 DVDs available at local Northwest Ohio chiropractic physician offices. Details: nocachiro.org. Reservations: 419-346-7195.

● Winter Clothing and Bake Sale at Faith Community United Church of Christ, 1126 Anderson Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. Winter clothing, home-baked goods, and holiday decorating items. The church cookbook will be available for purchase.

● St. Joseph’s Community Center Fall Rummage sale, 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. Please use back service entrance, in alley off Allen St.

● The DSAGT Buddy Walk celebration with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo at the Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St. Festivities begin at noon with walk at 2 p.m. Sunday. Walk is 1 mile in recognition of the many achievements and abilities of people with Down syndrome. Registration $15 adults; $8 children. Details: www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com/events.

● The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio hosts free seminar titled “Epilepsy 101” at 1710 Holland Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Presented by Dr. Michael Nagel, a neurologist from the Toledo Clinic. Question and answer session immediately following the presentation. Light refreshments provided. For ticket reservations call the center before Oct. 14 at 419-867-5950.

● Benefit for Life Gala with Lila Rose of Live Action at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle. Doors open 6 p.m. Oct. 17. Ms. Rose is known for her undercover video at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Birmingham, Ala., that resulted in the state placing the clinic on probation for a year. Individual ticket $60; group tickets $50. Details/questions: Foundation for Life, 419-535-5800, or email tracy@fflnwo.org.


● Children’s fall craft day at River Raisin National Battlefield Park, noon-2 p.m. Oct. 19. All materials supplied. Registration required. Information: 734-243-7136.


● Area women are invited to “A Purse Full of Pockets?” lunch and program Thursday at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd. Doors open 11:30 a.m. Lunch buffet at noon. Special feature: Kristin Slater of Sandusky will show Grace Adele purses. Music: Jeanne Isles of Millbury. Speaker: Sharon Cicardo of Louisville, Ky., on “Relationships, It’s Who You Know That Counts.” Cost: $10.50. Sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection (formerly Christian Women’s Club). Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611, or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.

● Oregon Business and Professional Women presents prize bingo on Thursday at the Oregon Fire Station 2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo 7-9 p.m. Refreshments available. Tickets: $5. Call Kathy, 419-693-6409, or Dolores, 419-693-8701.

● Mercy St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary hosts Bingo for Prizes on Oct. 17 in the Oregon Room at St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave. Doors open 6 p.m. Bingo 7-9 p.m. Tickets: $5 admission with 3 bingo cards. Advance tickets: Bev Sawyer, 419-836-9146, or Glenda Kane, 419-691-9754.

● Clay High School class of 1963 planning a reunion for Oct. 18 and 19. Details and reservations: Joyce Himich Hauter, 419-270-1037; Brenda Osborne Fondessy, 419-283-8679, or Barry Ramlow, 419-693-7663.


● The 577 Foundation offers programs for adults and children, 577 E. Front St. Youth/family classes and adult classes. Programs/details/reservations: 419-874-4174 or 577foundation.org.

Port Clinton

● The Salvation Army’s “Coats for Families” program will run through January. Accepting gently used coats to be cleaned by Executive Cleaners at no charge and redistributed for free to local families in need of a winter coat. Anyone in need of a coat can stop by the Salvation Army at the Sutton Center, 1854 E. Perry St. To donate new or gently used coats, please drop off at one of the collection sites or call Maureen Saponari, 419-732-2769.


● Square and Contra Dancing on Saturday at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy. Beginner’s instruction 7-7:30 p.m. Dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Music by: Cottenwood Jam String Band. Calling: Ed Vincent. No partner is necessary. Admission: $7 adults; $5 students. Notmad.org.


● Holiday bazaar at Grace United Methodist Church, 1463 W. Samaria Rd., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Lunch available for purchase. Information: 734-856-3490.

South Toledo

● The Libbey Legacy Live Committee will host an all class reunion dinner/dance at The Hotel at UTMC, formerly the Hilton Hotel, 3100 Glendale Ave., Nov. 30. Live entertainment during meet and greet. Money raised will benefit fellow classmates who have been ill or fallen on hard times. Contact: Francine Coogler Boyd, 419-250-0491, or Keith B. McCoy, Sr., 419-917-1310.


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

● Sylvania Southview High School presents “The Crucible” at Sylvnania Southview High School, 7225 Sylvania Ave., 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 26. $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets available at the door. Information: 419-345-1352.

● Rummage sale at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 77240 Erie St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Van Buren

● Apple Butter Fest and Craft Show hosted by the Van Buren Lions Club at the Van Buren High School, 217 S. Main St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Homemade apple butter, crafts, food, and children’s activities. Entertainment by Bette’s Polka Band. Free admission and parking.


● Vino and Vittles in the ’Ville fundraiser for the Victory Center hosted at both Silver Lining Gallery and Garden Smiles on Mechanic St., 5-8 p.m. Oct. 17. Appetizers at Silver Lining Gallery, desserts at Garden Smiles. Entertainment by the bluegrass band Deepwater. Door prizes and raffle. Details: 419-878-5412 or 419-441-0025. The Victory Center reaches out to cancer patients and their families.


● Village of Whitehouse Enrichment Class: “Living on Your Own” with Diane Lauer in the Village Hall, 6 p.m. Oct. 14. For those who live alone or who have suddenly found themselves living alone. Topics: How to balance a checkbook, how to manage finances, pay bills, and cooking smaller meals. Registration and details: 419-877-5383.

Wood County

● Mask-Erade Tea, the history behind the masquerade and the making of masks, 7 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $12 adult/$10 member/$3 child. Details: woodcountyhistory.org/pr_halloween.html. Call 419-352-0967 to register.

● Pumpkin Carving Workshop at Wood County Historical Museum’s Adam Phillips Shelter, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Free. Pumpkins and cider provided. Register at 419-353-1897.

● 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.

West Toledo

● Rummage and bake sale at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3939 Jackman Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Information: 419-472-9232.

● Attorney Debbie Papay 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.

● Euchre tournament at the PRCUA Toledo Club, 5255 N. Detroit Ave., 7 p.m. Friday. $5 entry. Information: 419-476-9711.

● Craft show at Pilgrim Church, 1375 W. Sylvania Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 419-410-0672.

● 49th annual Commandress Ball at Best Western Premier Grand Plaza Hotel, 444 N. Summit St., 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Information: 419-213-3026.

● St. Michael’s Hay Day at St. Michael’s in the Hills, 4718 Brittany Rd., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Free food, face painting, crafts, and games. Information: 419-531-1616.

● Fall rummage sale at the St. Clement Rosary-Altar Society, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15. Information: 419-474-9754.

● Clint Mauk will be speaking at St. Francis de Sales High School, 2323 W. Bancroft St., on the subject of parenting and teen boys, 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Free and open to the public.

● Rummage sale at the Regina Coeli Altar Rosary activity center, 600 Regina Pkwy., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19.

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

● Fall craft show and bake sale at Resurrection Catholic Church, 1835 W. Temperance Rd., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19.

● 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.

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

● Animal Masquerade party 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.

Let's eat


● 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.


● 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. Carryout 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, 5-7:45 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

● All-you-can-eat pollock at Maumee Eagles 2562, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, 5-8 p.m. every Friday. $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.

● Hog Roast Dinner at the American Legion Post 384, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $7 per person. We raise our own pigs! 419-877-5171

● Pork Chop Dinner “Taste of Poland” at Resurrection Polish National Catholic Church, 1835 W. Temperance Rd., Temperance, Mich., 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17. Menu: baked pork chop, kielbasa, potatoes, pierogi, sweet/​sour cabbage, vegetable, coffee cake, dessert, beverage. Duck soup and coffee cakes for purchase. For delivery in Bedford Township area and south to Alexis Road call 419-509-1115 before Oct. 17. Details: 734-847-5052.

● Steak dinner at VFW Post 606, 3005 W. Alexis Rd., 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Steak dinner $8; steak and shrimp dinner $10; shrimp dinner $12; nugget and fries $5.


● 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.

Support groups

● Supportive Spouses grief group, a five-session bereavement group for men and women adjusting to life without their mates at Hospice of Northwest Ohio's Perrysburg Center, 30000 E. River Rd., Perrysburg, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 21 through Nov. 18. Free and open to anyone who has lost a mate. Advance registration required: Hospice of Northwest Ohio Bereavement Department, 419-661-4001.

● 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. Advanced registration and orientation is required. If interested in becoming a volunteer or in attending session call 419-360-4939. Details: goodgriefnwo.org.

● GriefShare Program at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, 13-week session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 26. Group is for community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. For information and registration call 419-893-0223.

● 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. 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. Program will help new and expectant fathers become the best possible dads. Babysitting 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 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays 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.