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Ourtowns Calendar 10/28

Bowling Green

● Educational reform advocate and author Alfie Kohn will speak at Bowling Green State University in 101 Olscamp Hall, 1001 E. Wooster St., 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Kohn will speak as part of the 2013 Northwest Ohio Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teaching. Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost on site: $45; undergraduate students $25; BGSU students $15, and BGSU faculty $25. Details: 419-372-2718.

Clay Center

● Bingo sponsored by the Clay Center Fire Association at Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St., 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. Split the pot prizes. Details: 419-855-7444.


● 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. Details: 419-383-3665.

East Toledo

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

● Bazaar and turkey dinner at Clark Street United Methodist Church, 1133 Clark St., 5 p.m.-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.

Grand Rapids

● Craft sale at St. Patrick Church, 14010 S. River Rd., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9. Hot lunches available. Raffles hourly.


● Crafts, baked goods, and ​ham loaf dinner at Haskins Community Church, 209 W. Main St., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 9. Dinner cost: $8 adults; $4 children 4-10 years, and free for children 3 and under. Carryout available.


● One-stop holiday shopping at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10. Various vendors. Raffles to benefit the Daughter Project of Toledo.

● Financial wellness breakfast briefing at First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6520 Pilliod Rd., 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 16. Featuring speakers discussing debt ceiling, real estate, making smart money choices, Medicare, ​Obamacare, Social Security, and more. End of session message from Rev. Daniel Bellavia. Raffles and door prizes. Reservations: 419-352-7639, 419-865-9171, or


● St. Peter Lutheran Church (Blackberry) craft and bake sale and barbecue pork chop dinner, 17877 W. State Rt. 579, Martin, Ohio, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. 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.


● Haiti’s Sandy Hook School fund-raiser dinner with speaker Dr. Calvin Sweeney, at Crosswood Church, 126 Chesterfield Lane, 5 p.m. Saturday. Videos, slide show, and information about the school that gives more than 90 children in Ouanamnthe, Haiti, an opportunity for an education. Italian dinner and dessert. Cost: $8 adults; $5 children 10 and under.

● 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 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 7. The event includes the locally made documentary End-of-life Conversations. under the What’s New section on the home page. To pay with cash or at the door, register by contacting Mary Davis at 419-931-5190.hospicenwo.orgRegistration is $10 and includes program, light hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and soft drinks. Registration deadline is Thursday. Register at


● Lake High School presents Dr. Evil and Basket of Kittens in the auditorium, 28080 Lemoyne Rd., 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 9. Fun, family-oriented play includes Dr. Frankenstein, a famous author, a hunchback, vampires, were-hyenas, and a witch. Admission $3 for students under 18 years; $5 for adults 18 to 59 years,; and $3 for seniors 60 years and older. Details: 419-661-3000, ext. 3832, or


● Fall art show at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Pottery, paintings, felt items, photographs, purses, jewelry, and more from more than 25 local artists. Free. An elevator is located at the west entrance.


● Nettle Lake Music Jam at Nettle Lake United Brethren in Christ church, 18560 County Rd. 5-75, 6 p.m. Saturday. An acoustic jam for harmonicas, guitars, dulcimers, basses, mandolins, fiddles, banjos, and voices. Snacks and drinks provided. Details: Pastor Mike Wilder at 419-485-4112 or ​ or Jack and Marilyn Mullins, 517-254-4112 or​


● Homesteading open house at Pearson Park’s Johlin Cabin at Seaman Rd. entrance, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Calling pioneers of all ages. Meet the lady of the house, lend a hand with daily activities, learn new skills as the lady of the house demonstrates food preservation techniques. Free.


● Youth pottery class at 577 Foundation for grades 6-12, 577 E. Front St., 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 11. Course will feature extruded work, slab work, and development of potter’s wheel skills. Students will glaze their work and get an understanding of how it is fired. Cost: $80. Registration required at or by calling 419-874-4174. Prepayment required.

● Perrysburg High School presents 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 student tickets are $5. The theater 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: 419-874-3181.

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 at 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 p.m.-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 will be delivered to your home with free delivery and no tipping.


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

South Toledo

● Quilt show, arts and crafts, and bake sale at All Saints Lutheran Church, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lunch available. Free. Details: 419-865-7701.

● Mobile Meals of Toledo’s Wine Gala at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., wine sampling with appetizers 6 p.m. Saturday. Wines from 15 area distributors, appetizers from area chefs, silent auction, and gourmet dinner with a live auction. Music by Touched continues until midnight. Details: 419-255-7806 or

● Beverly Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Nov. 4. “Rails to Trails” by Mr. Scott Carpenter, Toledo Metroparks director of public relations.

● VFW Post 3338 karaoke night, 2231 South Ave., 8 p.m.-midnight. Saturday. Food provided; bring dessert to share.

● Homespun Holiday art and craft show with the Toledo Craftsman’s Guild at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10. Handcrafted items. Also taking collections of food, household items, and pet food to benefit the Toledo Seagate Food Bank and Planned Pethood. Free.

● 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. Sunday. Filmmaker: Heather Elliott-Famularo and still photographer, Dena Eber. 419-381-1313

● Libbey Legacy Lives Committee to host an all-class reunion dinner/​dance at The Hotel, formerly known as the Hilton Hotel, 3100 Glendale Ave., Nov. 30. Live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit 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.


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

● Sweaters, Soups, Sweets, and Santa event at Pilgrim Church, 1375 Sylvania Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2.

● Sylvania Women’s Connection West luncheon at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Nov. 8. $12. Reservations: 419-525-5853.


● Anthony Wayne Bands’ fund-raiser 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 5-12, go to​AWBBfruitsale or contact Penney Raabe, 419-878-5039, or Kerri Murphy, 419-878-3197.

West Toledo

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

● Kim Partin, executive director of the East Toledo Family Center, will speak at the American Legion Post 335 in the Toledo Club, 235 14 St., 11:30 a.m. Friday. Details: 419-868-3039 or 419-382-4401.

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

● Fellowship craft fair at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

● Feather party at VFW 3265, 5416 N. Summit St., 7 p.m. Saturday. Details: 419-729-9282.

● Black Swamp Woodcarvers exhibit at St. Clement Community Center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Details: 419-878-3388.

● Rummage sale at Tremainsville Hall, 2439 Tremainsville Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6-7.Rummage sale

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

● Holiday arts and crafts show at Fairgreen Presbyterian Church, 3220 W. Laskey Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9.


● Election night supper, ​bazaar, and bake sale at Woodville United Methodist Church, 201 First St., sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m., dinner 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 5. Swiss steak or baked chicken dinners. Homemade pies. Handmade gift items.

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