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Ourtowns calendar for Oct. 21, 2013

What's on

Bowling Green

● Downtown Bowling Green hosts Daylight Trick-or -Treat 4-6 p.m. Thursday. Members of fraternities and sororities will serve as crossing guards for this costumed event. Businesses and organizations participating in giving out treats will display an orange pumpkin in their window. All are invited.


● Seventh annual homemade craft show and lunch at Shiloh Christian Union Church Fellowship Hall, 2100 County Rd. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2. Information: 419-383-3665.

East Toledo

● First St. John Lutheran Church’s Craft/Bake Sale, 2471 Seaman St., 4-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Also serving a chicken and ham dinner, all-you-can-eat family style, $9 adults, $4 children; free for ages 2 and under. Tickets sold at the door. Carryout available. 419-691-7222

● Bazaar and Turkey Dinner at Clark Street United Methodist Church, 1133 Clark St. (off Fassett St.), 5-7 p.m. Nov. 6. Complete dinner with beverage and dessert. Cost: $8 adults; $4 children 3-10 years; free for children under 3. Carryout available.

● East Toledo VFW Post 2510 meetings are first Tuesday of the month for the Men’s Auxiliary and the fourth Tuesday of the month for the Ladies’ Auxiliary at 7 p.m. Euchre tournaments at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Friday night dinners are from 4-7 p.m. every Friday. Details: 419-697-4503.

● 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 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.

Grand Rapids

● Harvest Moon Gala sponsored by the Grand Rapids Arts Council at Nazareth Hall, 21211 W. River Rd., 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 3. Event includes a delicious fall dinner silent auction, and entertainment by Spittin’ Image, a musical/comedy duo. Cost: $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. Early reservations, 419-832-2787 or email


● The Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society meeting at the Community Building, 940 Clarion Ave., 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Remember to bring your Christmas ornament for our tree.


● St. Peter Lutheran Church (Blackberry) Craft/Bake sale and barbecue pork chop dinner, 17877 W. State Rt. 579, Martin, Ohio, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3. Complete dinner. Cost: $8 one chop; $9.50 two chops. Dine-in or carryout. Benefits to Mlenga Well Fund, local charity, and roof/boiler fund.


● Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s “What to Say and How to Say It” lecture presented by Dr. Sharon Erel at Parkway Place Event and Conference Center, 2592 Parkway Place, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 7. The event includes the groundbreaking, locally made documentary End-of-Life Conversations and words of wisdom on the topic from Sharon Erel. Registration is $10 and includes program, light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and soft drinks. Registration deadline is Oct. 31, and can be done online at under the What’s New section on the home page. To pay via cash or at the door, register by contacting Mary Davis at 419-931-5190.

● The Society of Young Professionals’ Impact Movie Night fund-raiser to raise awareness on four important charities in Northwest Ohio at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., all movies on Tuesday. Event is open to the public free of charge through pledges and sponsorships. Featuring four movies and the charity: The Arm’s Forces: Wartorn 1861-2010, 6:15 p.m.; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio: The Blind Side, 6 p.m.; Children’s Miracle Network: My Sisters Keeper, 8:30 p.m.; and the Daughter Project: Sex and Money: A National Search for Human Worth, 8:15 p.m. Reservations, to see movie trailers, or details:

● Fall Bazaar and Cafe at Heritage Church of God, 3520 Strayer Rd., event 9 a.m.-4 p.m., cafe 11 a.m. Saturday. Details: 419-861-3684.

● Anne Grady Foundation’s Silver Linings celebration at Parkway Place/Mt. Vernon Banquet Room, 2592 Parkway Place, 4:30-9 p.m. Nov. 3. Evening will feature station dining plus live and silent auction. Entertainment by the Berlin Brothers. Cost: $100 per person (corporate sponsorship available). Reservations/details contact Sharon Unkle, 419-866-6500, ext. 274. All benefits to the children’s programs and adult housing.


● The Monclova Historical Foundation and Community Center sponsoring a Fall Halloween Bash, 8115 Monclova Rd., 3-7 p.m. Saturday. Costume contests for infants to adults, straw maze, Halloween yoga, dancing, and pumpkin decorating. Enter your own pumpkin in our pumpkin carving competition. Bring your pets and enter them in the pet costume contest. Cider, apple doughnuts, caramel apples, and pumpkin pie ice cream available for purchase.

Oak Harbor

● Advoscare Walk/Run 5k sponsored by the Advocare Team ROCKet Solid of Ottawa County Relay for Life at Oak Harbor High School near the soccer fields, 11661 Ohio 163, 3 p.m. Sunday. Costumes may be worn to this family event. Parking is off the Benton Street extension. Terrain is cross-country. Refreshments provided. Registration: $20. Forms available at the Oak Harbor Police Department, 146 Church St. and the Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 W. Main St. Details contact Jen, 419-707-2101. All proceeds to the American Cancer Society.


● Trunk or Treat at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd., beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday. Come in costume, and enjoy the balloon man, refreshments, and treats. Everyone is welcome. Details: 419-691-9407 or

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

● Toledo Lighthouse meeting at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd., No. 2, 7 p.m. Oct. 31.

● The Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society’s Fall Tea at Brandville Historic Complex, 1133 Grasser St., 12 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Reservations: $16. Contact Bonnie, 419-696-0280.


● Youth Pottery Class at 577 Foundation for grades six to 12, 577 E. Front St., 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 30 through Dec. 11. Course will feature extruded work, slab work, and development of potter’s wheel skills. Glaze work and get an understanding of how it is fired. Cost: $80 per student. Preregistration required on line at or call 419-874-4174. Prepayment required with registration.

● Rumors in the Perrysburg High School Auditorium, 13385 Roachton Rd., 8 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets: $10. Opening night only Perrysburg High School students tickets are $5. The Theatre Boosters invite patrons to enjoy a chicken parmesan dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, dinner tickets $10 each with proceeds to the boosters. Tickets/questions: 419-874-3181.

● Diabetes Youth Services presents Sweet Success Gala at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., 6-10 p.m. Friday. This fundraising event is presented by ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, and Dr. John E. Brunner will serve as the honorary chair. Event features dinner, a cash bar, and silent/live auctions with various items. Registration for the evening $100 per person. Register online at Proceeds will support the Diabetes Youth Services camp and school education programs.

Port Clinton

● The Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center’s Red Kettle Campaign, a kickoff celebration and sign-up to ring the bell at Catawba Island Club, 4235 E. Beachclub Rd., 7:30 a.m. Nov. 8. Breakfast provided. Reservations: Maureen Saponari, 419-732-2769 or

● Humane Society of Ottawa County seeks support from the community to maintain their services. Every household within the Ottawa County community will be receiving a phone call from 4- 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday asking for help to support this organization. Items being offered for sale are: pizza, gourmet coffee sampler, chocolate chunk cookie dough, roasted mixed nuts, LED flashlights, and durable 13 and 33-gallon trash bags. All products are fully guaranteed and will be delivered to your home with free delivery and no tipping.

● 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, cost 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, drop off at one of the collection sites or call Maureen Saponari, 419-732-2769.


● Rossford United Methodist Church Christmas Craft Bazaar, 270 Dixie Hwy., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9. Crafters, face painting, and bake sale. Homemade luncheon available for purchase 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

South Toledo

● The Global Leadership Program at Maumee Valley Country Day school presents “Edunation: Analyzing the Education System Globally, Nationally, and Locally” in the school’s Kazperzak Center/Commons, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd. Panel 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Five speakers, Jack Altenburger, Dr. Munir Ahmad, Dan Johnson, Jason Craig, and Christopher Frey on topic of the state of education on different levels. Event is followed by a reception featuring pastries and hot beverages in the commons area. Free and open to the public. 419-381-1313

● Maumee Valley Country Day School presents Bearing Witness: The Voices of Our Survivors, a documentary film, portraits, and histories of local Toledo Holocaust survivors in the school’s Millennium Theatre, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd., 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Filmmaker is Heather Elliott-Famularo; still photographer is Dena Eber. 419-381-1313

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

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


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

● 33rd annual Middle Eastern dinner at St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church, 4940 Harround Rd., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 1. Information: 419-882-4037 or

● Sylvania Community Orchestra performance at Northview High School, 5403 Silicia Dr., 4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

● Harvest festival sponsored by the Toledo Poznan Alliance at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University, 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Information and reservations: 419-841-2909.


● Trick or Trunk at Mainstreet Church 795 Campus, 5465 Moline-Martin Rd., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Events: a costume parade, costume contest, candy, prizes, entertainment, bonfire, donuts, cider, and more. Please no scary costumes.


● Downtown Waterville Halloween Fun for kids beginning at Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St. to get a list of participating businesses 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Wear your costumes and bring your treat bag. Look for the ghost sign in the windows of participating businesses.


● Halloween party at American Legion Wauseon Post 265, 1105 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday.

West Toledo

● Outrageous Fortune presented by Central Catholic High School drama at the school gym, Nov. 1-3. Tickets and times: 419-255-2280 or

● Antique appraisal show at Friendship Park COmmunity Center, 2930 131 St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

● Craft and gift show at the Woodley Professional Building, 3829 Woodley Rd., Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Information: 419-720-5997 or

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

● 30th annual Toledo Area Polka Society dinner dance at Conn-Weissenberger Hall, 2020 West Alexis Rd., 5-11 p.m. Saturday. $25 per person. Information and reservations: 419-836-8799.

● Military liaison officer Lt. Haraz N. Ghanbari, USNR 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.

● 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


● Anthony Wayne Bands’ fundraiser sale through Nov. 6. Delicious fruit, PeeJay's fresh Florida Citrus, Club's Choice Frozen Foods, and Spirit of the Season Gift Items, and poinsettias. Please contact any band member grades five to 12, go to or contact Penney Raabe, 419-878-5039 or Kerri Murphy, 419-878-3197.

Wood County

● Friday Night Folklore Tours at the Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green, 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. Friday. Cost: $10 person; $8 student or Wood County Museum member. Reservations: 419-352-0967.

● 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 under Alumni & Friends, Reunions & Events for more details.

● Thomas A. DeVilbiss class of 1973 40th reunion Saturday at Best Western Premier Grand Plaza Hotel overlooking the river, 444 Summit St., downtown, event begins at 7 p.m., dinner 8 p.m. A program and dancing will follow. Tickets: $75 per person. Advance ticket sales only, no door sales. Details/registration/order tickets at: or 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.

Let's eat


● Pancake Breakfast by the Dendarah Court #10 of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America at Toledo Masonic Complex, 5025 Secor Rd., 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday. Menu includes a choice of pancake, egg, sausage links, applesauce or veggie omelet and sausage links, both include beverage. Cost: $8 adults; $4 children under 12.

● Breakfast at the VFW Post 3338, 2231 South Ave., Toledo 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3. Menu: omelets, basic egg breakfast, and french toast. Cost: $4.25-$3.75; $2.50 kids, 419-381-0153.

● Pancake, sausage, and egg strata breakfast at Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Maumee, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Nov. 2. All the pancakes you can eat. Cost: $5 adults; $2 children 6-10 years; and children 5 and under free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. 419-893-2008

● 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 /


● Cuisine 1300 Restaurant at the Monroe County Community College in the Audrey M. Warrick Administration Building, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, Michigan, 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from Oct. 28 through Dec. 11. Fine dining experience provided by students and chefs Kevin Thomas and Vicki LaValle. Affordable prices. By reservations only by calling 734-384-4231 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Cash and personal checks only.

● 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 /

Fish fries

● New Hope Christian Church fish fry, 2457 Holloway Rd., 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 1. Cost: $9 adults; $4 children under 10. 419-867-1535

● 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, cake, 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.


● 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.

● Lebanese Dinner presented by the Ladies Benevolent Society at St. George Antiochian Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd., 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Menu: green beans with meat and rice, Sfeeha (meat pie), baked Kibbee, stuffed grape leaves, Mediterranean salad, baklawa. Bake sale. Cost: $15 adults; $8 children. Tickets available at the door or call 419-475-7054. Carry-out available.

● Roast Beef Dinner at Prince of Peace Community Center, 1920 Lewis Ave., Ida, Michigan, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 1. Includes: roast beef, 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 / carry-out available. Details: 734-269-2420.

● American Legion Post 384 steaks on the Grill, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 2. Includes: baked potato, salad, rolls/butter, relishes, and coffee. Cost: $12; $11.50 seniors. Details: 419-877-5171.

● 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.

Support groups

● Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) group meetings at Epworth United Methodist Church's Room 206, 4855 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Mondays. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Are you severely overweight? Underweight? Bulimic or obsessed with food or weight? Come and join our support group. Contact Joyce, 419-699-1007 or visit

● 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, 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:

● 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. Thursday. Program will help new and expectant fathers become the best possible dads. Babysitting and refreshments available. Information: 419-241-9131.

● 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, 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.

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