■ Bike and boat from Providence to Bend View Bring bike, helmet (required), water, and a sack lunch. Ages 12 and up, minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Details: 419-407-9701.and back at Providence Metropark, 12 p.m. Wednesday.
■ Toledo Astronomical Association picnic public viewing at Beaver Creek, 23028 Long Judson Rd., 9 p.m. Saturday. Weather permitting. Details: Frank Merritt, 535-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ OnStage Studio’s Summer Showcase: “Steppin’ Out.” Featuring advanced dancers and faculty. Tickets: $10 at the door, advance purchase recommended from the office at OnStage Studio, 419-897-0296. at 725 Ford St. and Anthony Wayne Trail, 7:30 p.m. Thursday
■ Friends of Side Cut seek gardening volunteers to help maintain the gardens at Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., 9 a.m. Saturday.
■ Side Cut Metropark programs, 1025 W. River Rd.: Side Cut Explorer, Tuesdays through October; Explorer Twilight Adventure, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Register at 419-407-9701.
■ “The Stars Are Out” Celebrity Wait Night and Art Auction hosted by the ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary at Premier Banquet Complex, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Local artists’ works will be auctioned (donations from artists still being accepted). Tickets: 45 per person or $340 for table of eight. Tickets: Robin Mantey, 419-509-9387.
■ Acoustic Music Jam at Nettle Lake United Brethren in Christ Church, 18560 County Rd. 5-75, 6 p.m. Saturday. Snacks and drinks provided. For details: Pastor Mike Wilder, 419-485-4112, email email@example.com; Terry and Don Steinke, 419-459-4436; or Jack and Marilyn Mullns, 517-270-2554, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Toledo Lighthouse meeting at Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd., No. 2, 7 p.m.Thursday.
■ Homesteading: Summer Kitchen for all ages in the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin at Pearson Metropark, 761 Lallendorf Rd. at St. Rt. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
■ Big Ride for the Little Sisters Motorcycle Run and Crusin’ By the Park Classic Car Show, Sacred Heart Home, 930 S. Wynn Rd. at Navarre Ave., registration 10 a.m., blessing of the bikes at 11 a.m. then riders depart for Marblehead Lighthouse, Aug. 9. Riders will return to Little Sisters of the Poor at about 2:30 p.m. and join in on the festivities. There will be music, food, and raffles. Mayor Michael Sefferian will volunteer as honorary chairman of the event. Cost: $25 per bike and $30 with a rider. Vehicle registration for car show is 9 a.m.-noon, cost $10. Benefits the residents of Sacred Heart Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
■ Area Women are invited to “Change of Seasons Presents Fall Frolics” lunch and program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., doors open 11:30 a.m., lunch buffet at noon Aug. 14. Special feature: Change of Season Fashion Show by owner Betty Hill. Muisic by Marty Searle of Maumee, accompanied by Skip Jacobs. Speaker: Janet Campbell, of Portage, Mich., “When Fear Roars, Roar Back.” Cost: $10.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.
■ Perrysburg Musical Theatre presents “The Music Man” at the Perrysburg High School, 13385 Roachton Rd., 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12 adults; $10 children/students/seniors. Details: perrysburgmusicaltheatre.org.
■ The Salvation Army’s “Tools for School program” assisting local families in need of school supplies and bookbags. To volunteer, make a donation, or apply for the program: Maureen Saponari, 419-732-2769, extension 1854.
■ St. Peter and Paul Festival, 738 S. St. Clair St., 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday, and noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Events are: Friday music by Xplozivo, DJ Freddy G; Saturday music by La Traizion, DJ LA Babe, Los Badd Boyz Del Valle, El Corazon de Mexico dance troupe; and Sunday music by Aztecas, DJ Nando, El Corazon de Mexico dance troupe, a car show, and jalepeno eating contest. Tickets: $3 for Friday and Sunday; and $10 for Saturday. Meet and greet Festival queen candidates Friday and coronation will be Sunday. Details: 419-241-5822 or 419-320-3820.
■ The Beverly Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 4. “Schemes, Con Games, and Ripoffs,” with Richard Eppstein, President of the Better Business Bureau.
■ Adelante Carnival Fund-raiser at the Believe Center, 1 Aurora Gonzalez Dr., noon-4 p.m. Aug. 9. Games, bounce house, prizes, pie eating contest, and DJ Cristian Rosales. Free admission. Hot dogs $1 and pop $1. Benefits Adelante programming.
■ Collecting nonperishable food for the Seagate Food Bank at Stormin Norman’s, 5860 Lewis Ave. at Alexis Rd., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Details: 419-341-9256.
■ Vietnam Memorial Ride and Pig Roast, Lighthouse Landing parking lot and the Banquet Hall, 4441 N. Summit St., check-in at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts, kickstands up at 10 a.m. Aug. 9. Ride to tour memorials will end at 1:45 p.m. Pig roast, raffles, and music will be in the hall starting at 1:45 p.m. Cost: $25 per rider. All proceeds will go to the Memorial Stone bearing the names of the 134 men and women from Lucas County that lost their lives in the Vietnam War (including MIA’s and POW’s). Details: Debbie, 419-266-9126.
■ Up with the Birds at Farnsworth Metropark, Birding with a naturalist. Bring binoculars and field guides or borrow ours. Register: 419-407-9701.8505 S. River Rd., 8 a.m. Saturday.
■ Waterville Playshop Awards Reception will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 N. Second St., 4 p.m. Saturday.
■ Cherished Friends of Ahava presents the 2014 Golf Fore Hope at Fallen Timbers Fairways, 7711 Timbers Blvd., registration 8 a.m., shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9. Cost: $70 per person ($280 per team) and includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, steak dinner, refreshments, awards, and prizes. Register at: Ahava Spa and Wellness Center, 34 S. St. Clair St., Toledo, OH 43604; email: email@example.com; or cherrishedfriends.org. Proceeds benefit the Special Guest Program.
■ “Dancin’ in the Park” free event sponsored by the Village of Whitehouse and the Dance Centre of Northwest Ohio in downtown Whitehouse, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 9. Dancing, food, face painting, and more. Community softball game from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. and players are needed (families encouraged). Details: 419-877-5383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
■ The Clothing Closet at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., will be closed today and Wednesday, and will be open 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
■ Miami Children’s Home reunion For anyone who worked or lived in the home in the 2500 block of River Road. Bring pictures. Details: Debbie Wilcox-Gehr, 419-461-2813.at the Wolcott Heritage Center, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
■ Clay High School Class of 1964 50th reunion at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon, Sept. 26. Cost $35 per person. Then at Oak Shade Grove, 3224 Seaman Rd., Oregon, Sept. 27. Cost: $15 per person. Contact: Butch or Gail (Hunt) Keefer by Aug. 31 at 419-836-1958.
■ Ironville reunion at Dunberger Post American Legion Post 537, 4926 Pickle Rd., Oregon, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10. Bring your own drinks and a dish to share. If you have any family from Ironville, you’re invited.
■ Woodward High School Class of 1979 email@example.com reunion Aug. 9. Contact: Kathy,
■ Classmates who graduated from Rossford High School 50 years or more are invited to a luncheon with former classmates at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. 2nd St., Perrysburg, social hour at noon, lunch at 1 p.m. Sept. 27. Cost: $16.50 per person. Cash bar available. Reservations: Caroline, 419-868-7670 by Sept. 19.
■ The USS Missouri (BB-63) Associations reunion will be held at the Ramada Gateway Hotel in Kissimmee, Fla. from Sept. 17-23 Shipmates who served aboard the battleship, all veterans, and interested parties are invited. For information: Bill Morton, 803-469-3579 or MO63@ftc-i.net; or Jack Stempick, 203-281-4693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
email@example.com. at Swan Creek Retirement Village, 5916 Cresthaven Ln., Toledo. Reservations: G. N. Lawson, 419-882-2644 or luncheon Friday■ DeVilbiss Class of 1949 65th reunion
at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, Aug. 23. Details: Larry Ice, 419-690-6742.■Sylvania High School Class of 1974
■Burnham High School Class of 1954 reunion Sept. 5-7. Details: Janet Brown, 517-403-9670.
■DeVilbiss High School Class of 1969 firstname.lastname@example.org.: Golf scramble at Bedford Hills Country Club, 6400 Jackman Rd., Temperance, 7:30 a.m.; DeVilbiss High School Open House from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.; and Tiger Night Dance at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, cost $10. Details: Jim Muhn, 419-866-0403 or - 45th Year Gathering on Saturday
■Whitmer Class of 1969 events: Mud Hens game and picnic, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8, first 175 reservations taken (adults only); Golf Scrambles at Ottawa Park, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9; Evening buffet dinner/dance at Connie’s Celebrations, 6195 Lewis Ave., cost $25/person (casual attire), Aug. 9. Deadline for all events Saturday. Contact: Su Edgington Johnson at email@example.com or 419-344-8207.
■Whitmer Class of 1949 at Angelo’s Northwood Villa, 6630 S. Dixie Hwy., Erie, Mich., 1 p.m. Aug. 16. Call Shirley DeLaRonde Herzberg by Aug. 4, 734-856-5823.
■Clay High School Class of 1959 55th Reunion at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon, Aug. 30. Cost: $50 per person. Contact: Belle Smith-DeHan, 567-377-7771.
■ Rogers High School class of 1974 at Heather Downs Country Club, 3910 Heatherdowns Blvd., 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 16. A casual summer picnic buffet. Cost: $35 per person and $65 per couple. Details: Margo, firstname.lastname@example.org; Karla, email@example.com; Maricarmen, firstname.lastname@example.org; or RSVP to RHS Class ‘74, P.O. Box 1021, Holland, Ohio 43528.
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.
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-Thursday, $4.95. Carry-out available. For menu: 419-893-3952 or maumeeeagles.com.
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. Details: 419-471-0587
Steaks on the Grill at the American Legion Post 384, 6910 Providence St., Whitehouse, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Includes: baked potato, salad, rolls/butter, relishes, and coffee. Cost: $12 per person; $11.50/seniors citizens. Questions: 419-877-5171.
Dinners at VFW Post 2510, 617 Second St. at Platt St., 4-7 p.m. every Friday. Cost between $7 and $8. Details: 419-697-4503.