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What's On

Bowling Green

■ Kappa Delta Sorority’s Shamrock 5K run/walk at Bowling Green State University’s Perry Field House, 801 N. Mercer Rd., registration 8:15 a.m. and race promptly starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration fee: $15 for BGSU students; $25 for non-BGSU students. Register online: tinyurl.com/Shamrock5k2014. Proceeds to Prevent Child Abuse America; 80 percent will benefit the local Family Child Abuse Prevention Center. Details: Amanda Stewart at amastew@bgsu.edu.

■ Living with Alzheimer’s for people with Alzheimer’s or people with related dementia at Wood County Hospital, 950 W. Wooster St., 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 6, 13, and 20. Use conference entrance in rear of hospital. Intended to support and educate.

■ “Guiding Good Choices” at the Conneaut Elementary School, 542 Haskins Rd., 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays starting March 11 (except April 1). Course provides parents of children 7-14 years concrete ways to help them navigate and prepare for challenging situations. Course is five weeks with five topics. Child care for children older than 4 and a light family dinner provided. Free. Details: Greg Bonnell of the Wood County Educational Service Center, 419-354-9010. Attend any or all sessions.

East Toledo

■ Waite High School class of 1964’s 50th reunion at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, May 9. Details: Jack or Sharon Romp at jack.romp@yahoo.com or 419-215-4394.


■ Fit For Life Wellness Day featuring Dr. William Hablitzel at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St., 9 a.m.-noon March 8. Dr. Hablitzel will speak on discovering health and wisdom in all circumstances. Breakout sessions and resource tables in nutrition, mental health, physical therapy/physical fitness, and hospice. Chair massage, book signing, chair exercise. Health screenings by Mercy and ProMedica. A light breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. No charge for event or reservations required. Donations accepted to help with health ministry programs.


■ Maumee City Schools informational meeting for parents of incoming kindergarteners at the Gateway Middle School Auditorium, 900 Gibbs St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Details: maumee.k12oh.us or contact Michele Eble at Fairfield Elementary, 419-893-9821, or Lydia Maxfield at Fort Miami Elementary, 419-893-2201.

■ “The Inquiring Mind Cafe, Where Thoughts Evolve” with author Bob Yano and a group of modern-day explorers on a journey of thought and mind discovery at Barry Bagels, 302 W. Dussel Dr., 10 a.m. Saturday. Basic format is be thoughtful, polite, tolerant, rational, and good listeners. Free. Details: Bob at byano@windstream.net.

■ Benefit for Paws and Whiskers: A Purr-fect Evening with Lori Lefevre and the Chris Buzzelli Trio at Langley Hall (above the Degage Jazz Cafe), 301 River Rd., doors open at 7 p.m. March 8. Live jazz, dancing, hot hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction. Cash bar. Complimentary soft drinks and coffee. Tickets: $40. For tickets and details: 419-536-1914 or pawsandwhiskers.org.

■ Stautzenberger College CPR class, Room 104, 1796 Indian Wood Circle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 15. Cost: $35 per person. Certificate from the American Heart Association upon completion. Reservations: 419-866-0261 or pjgillespie@stautzenberger.com.


■ Nettle Lake Music Jam at Nettle Lake United Brethren in Christ church, 18560 County Rd. 5-75, 6 p.m. Saturday. Details: Pastor Mike Wilder, 419-485-4112 or dwilder@metalink.net, or Jack and Marilyn Mullins, 517-254-4112 or marilynmullins@hotmail.com.


■ Breakfast with the characters at Northwood High School in the cafeteria, 700 Lemoyne Rd., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 8. Fund-raiser for the spring production of Beauty and the Beast. Wear your favorite Disney attire. Activity stations. Pictures with characters, $2 each. Free-will donation raffle tickets for Beauty and the Beast memorabilia. Cost: $7 per person for breakfast only and $15 per person for breakfast/activities. Tickets available at the door.

Oak Harbor

■ Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Open House in the Visitor Center, 14000 W. State Route 2, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Public input on improving hunting and fishing programs is encouraged. Details 419-898-0014.


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

■ Members of P.E.R.I., Chapter 93 business meeting at the Oregon Fire Station 2, 1102 S. Wheeling St., 1 p.m. Thursday.

■ Pearson March lecture series to highlight local history at Pearson Metropark’s Macomber Lodge, 4999 Navarre Ave., 2 p.m. Sunday. “Richly Dressed and Handsomely Attired: Daily Life of Our Earliest Residents, the American Indians,” by Janet Rozick, of Heidelberg University. Refreshments provided. Free.

■ Area women are invited to “Let’s Get Organized” luncheon and program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., doors open 11:30 a.m., lunch buffet 12 p.m. March 13. Special Feature: Leslie Podalski, of Sylania with tips to organize your space. Music: Bonnie Mohon. Speaker: Diane Miller, of Warsaw, Indiana on “Extreme Freedom from Extreme business”. Cost: $10.50. Sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.


■ American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio’s Oscar Night at Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Upscale of hors d’oeuvres from more than 30 of Toledo’s finest restaurants, and a fine selection of craft beer and gastropub fare. Music by Randy and the Reefsharks and Johnny Rodriguez. Proceeds support programs and services of the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio. Tickets: $100 by calling 419-329-2573 or visiting redcross/oscars2014. Must be 21 or over to attend.

Port Clinton

■ Volunteers needed for the Migratory Bird Center at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 W. State Rt. 2, (between State Rts. 19 and 590). Volunteers will help with scheduled programs/events, working in the garden, answering visitors’ questions, and other activities from March through November. A volunteer session will be held at noon March 8 at the Bird Center for all volunteers and will include a pizza lunch. To volunteer or sign up for session visit Facebook page, Friends of Magee Marsh, click on “message” and send your information or email store@friendsofmageemarsh.org with your contact information.


■ Planned Pethood is sponsoring Prom For Paws, a prom dress resale at the Rossford Rec Center, 400 Dixie Hwy., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. No dress from Planned Pethood is priced over $25. Also accepting gently used and clean formal dresses, shoes, and accessories at First Federal Banks: 1077 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg; 417 W. Dussel Dr., Maumee; and 3426 Navarre Ave., Oregon; and at Salvatore Capelli Salon at Levis Commons, 4105 Chappel Dr., Perrysburg. Proceeds to Planned Pethood’s Mission.

South Toledo

■ Call of Duty for Men’s Event at United Community Church, 1301 Broadway St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy a steak dinner. Free. Reservations: 419-242-3983 or email pastordanielj@yahoo.com.

■ Beverly Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. March 3. Dennis Kennedy, senior manager from the Toledo City Department of Code Enforcement, to speak on the City of Toledo policies and code enforcement rules.

■ Caring for the Caregiver classes at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 800 S. Detroit Ave., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, March 13, 20, and 27. Registration required by calling Sandy Garrison, 419-661-4001.


■ Northview Jazz Festival at the performing arts center at Northview High School, 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. $2 admission. Details: 419-824-8553.

■ Women’s Chat Connection held by the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce at Chelsea Place, 4430 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Details:419-882-2135 or ggrana@sylvaniachamber.org.

■ Presentation on the NASA KaBOOM Projectat Lourdes University, 6:30 p.m. March 4. Presented by the Science Alliance for Valuing the Earth. Free. Details: 419-824-3691.


■ Euchre tournament at Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St., 1 p.m. until finished on Saturday. Entry fee: $10 includes a free lunch. Cash prizes. No smoking. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.


■ Stealing Home, a family friendly comedy presented by Theatre-for-the-World and Waterville United Methodist Church, at the church, 102 N. Fifth St., 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Nonperishable food item collected at the door. No ticket sales, free-will offering will be taken. All proceeds help three local pantries with 15 percent of monetary donations being saved for dig-a-well in Africa Fund.

■ Waterville Playshop’s auditions for The King and I will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. Second St., 7 p.m.-9 p.m. March 7 and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. March 9. Interested personnel should prepare to read from a script, sing, and perform basic dance steps. Anyone older than 5 is encouraged to audition. Details: Sam Macera, 419-878-6826. Show dates are May 9-11 at the Maumee Indoor Theater. We are also making a call for directors for the 2014-2015 season. Details: Marty Beaber at Marty.Beaber@gmail.com with your qualifications no later than March 21. The board will conduct personal interviews at the church, 7 p.m. April 6. A synopsis of each show is available upon request.

West Toledo

● Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society meeting at the Wildwood Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. Details: 419-893-4213.

● Mary Faktor’s one-woman comedy show, The Six Ages of Woman, at Unity of Toledo Church, 3535 Executive Pkwy., 7 p.m. Friday. $25 in advance. Details: 419-297-6639.

● Pamper day hosted by New Attitude On My Image at Friendship Baptist Church, 5301 Nebraska Ave., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 8. Details: 419-351-9834 or naomith.org.

● Toledo record show at St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9.


■ Village of Whitehouse Enrichment Class: Garden Edibles with Nancy Robinson from the Andersons will speak about new plants, garden edibles, and recipes for cocktails from the garden, 6 p.m. March 17. Registration: 419-877-5383.

Wood County

■ Wood County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society meeting in the Atrium of the Wood County Office Building, 1 Court House Square, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. At 1:30 p.m. we will proceed to the Wood County Recorder’s Office, N. Summit St., Julie Baumgardner, where she will share information on how to find and interpret property, mortgage, and other records in her office.

Let's Eat


■ Pancake Day at Haskins Community Church, 209 W. Main St., Haskins, Ohio, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. All-you-can eat: whole-hog sausage, light and fluffy pancakes, applesauce, and beverage. Cost: $8 adults; $2 children 4-10 years; and children 3 and under eat free. Proceeds help fund the 2014 Back Bay Mission Trip.

■ Pancake, sausage, and egg strata breakfast at Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Maumee, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturday. 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

■ SAL breakfast buffet at the American Legion Wauseon Post 265, 1105 N. Shoop Ave., Wauseon, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday. All-you-can-eat pancakes, french toast, eggs to order. Buffet includes: scramble eggs, potatoes, biscuits/gravy, sausage, bacon, and make your own toast. Coffee, milk, and orange juice. Cost: $7.50 adults; $4.50 for ages 9-12; ages 8 and under free with a paid adult.

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

■ Breakfast at the VFW Post 3338, 2231 South Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Menu: omelets, basic egg breakfast, and french toast. Cost: $4.25-$3.75; $2.50 for children, 419-381-0153.

■ Sons of the American Legion Breakfast, 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland, 9 a.m.-noon. Sunday. All-you-can-eat. Featuring: eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast, coffee, milk, and juice. Cost: $7 adults; $6 seniors; $5 for children 12 and under. 419-865-8511

■ Sunday breakfast buffet fund-raisers at River View Yacht Club, 5981 Edgewater Dr., Point Place, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays through March 30. Buffet: pancakes, french toast, potatoes, bacon/ham/sausage, biscuits/gravy, made to order eggs/omelets, breakfast burritos, toast, juice, and coffee. Cost: $7 adults; $6 seniors; $5 children 12 and under. Open to the public. Proceeds to the 2014 Commodore’s Ball. 419-729-9251

■ 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., dinner 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, $4.95. Carry-out available. For menu: 419-893-3952 / maumeeeagles.com.

Fish fries

■ Fish fry at Holy Trinity Parish Community Center, 2649 U.S. 20 at State Rte. 64, Assumption, Ohio, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday. Handicap accessible. Cost: $8 adult/carryout; $4 children grades 1 through 8; and preschool free.

■ Fish fry dinners at St. Charles Church, 1842 Airport Hwy., doors open at 4:40 p.m., serving at 5 p.m.-7 p.m. March 7. Fried pollock, baked or fried potatoes, coleslaw, shrimp, mac and cheese, and other items. Cost: $9 adults; $5 children 10 and under; $7 seniors 60 plus. Questions: 419-535-7077.

■ Lenten fish fries at Epiphany of the Lord Parish - St. Thomas Aquinas, 729 White St., 5 p.m.-7 p.m. March 7. Menu: Alaskan pollock, scalloped potatoes, green beans, or whole kernel corn, coleslaw or tossed salad, roll/butter, coffee, and homemade desserts. Children’s (under 12) menu: fish or macaroni and cheese, $4. Cost: $8 adults; $7.50 seniors 60 plus. Carry-out available, 419-698-1519.

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

■ 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. 419-666-7762.

■ Conn-Weissenberger Post 587, 2020 W. Alexis Rd., 5-7 p.m. Fridays. 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. Fridays. All-you-can-eat pollock for $7.95 (dine-in only). Also available: perch, steaks, chicken strips at various prices. 419-893-3821.


■ Roast beef dinner at Prince of Peace Community Center, 1920 Lewis Ave. (at Dunbar Rd.), Ida, Mich., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday. Includes: roast beef, homemade mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetable, coleslaw or applesauce, dinner roll, dessert, and beverage. Tickets: $9 adults; $4 children 3-11; and free to children under 3. Hot dog dinners and carry-outs available. Details: 734-269-2420.

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

■ Pierogi dinner at Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Hall, 5255 N. Detroit Ave. (across from Doehler Jarvis), 4 p.m.-8 p.m. March 7. Menu: four pierogi (cheese, potato, or kraut), vegetable, salad, bread/butter, dessert, and coffee/punch. Cost: $8 adult; $3 child. Benefits Echoes of Poland Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.

■ Dinners at VFW Post 2510, 617 Second St. at Platt St., 4-7 p.m. every Friday. Cost between $7 and $8. For information: 419-697-4503.

At the Library

Bedford Branch Library

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

● Blues 2014 concert series, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. More information at www.monroe.lib.mi.us/blues.

● Friends of the Library meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Birmingham Branch Library

203 Paine Ave.; 419-259-5210.

● Open forum with Fringe Paranormal Investigations, 6:30 p.m. March 4. Free.

Genoa Branch Library

602 West St.; 419-855-3380.

● Food for Fines, patrons can pay for overdue fines with nonperishable food items.

Harris-Elmore Public Library

328 Toledo St., Elmore; 419-862-2482.

● Food for Fines, patrons can pay for overdue fines with nonperishable food items.

Swanton Public Library

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

● Chocolate celebration for grades K-5, 10:30-11:15 a.m. March 1. Registration required.

Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library

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

● ATLAS, 3:30 p.m. today. Registration required.

● Yoga for kids 8 to 12 years old, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Registration required.