Sylvania First United Methodist Church begins a Saturday evening "Common Ground" service, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania, 5:30 p.m. today. Casual service with live music. 419-882-2205 or sylvaniafirst.org.
Blessing of the Pets at Pilgrim Church, 1375 West Sylvania Ave., 10 a.m. Sunday. 419-478-6012.
1Mile Matters walk starts at Promenade Park, 151 North Water St., registration 9 a.m., festivities 10 a.m., walk 11 a.m., music noon-8 p.m., Sunday. Information: 1matters.org.
Gaithers Homecoming Fall-Winter Tour, Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, 799 North Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti, Mich., doors 2 p.m., concert 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $21.50 for children and seniors; $28.50 advance; $38.50 artist circle. 734-487-2282 or premierproductions.com.
Calvary Baptist Church 82nd anniversary Sunday, 702 Collingwood Blvd.
Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Women's Day Services, 3232 Nebraska Ave., 4 p.m., Sunday.
"Respect Life 2011 Event," Knights of Columbus Graystone Hall, 29101 Hufford Rd., Perrysburg, 3-7 p.m. Sunday. Spaghetti dinner, more. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 children 12 and under. Heartbeat, 419-241-9131 or Knights of Columbus, 419-874-5016.
CSI (Christian Seniors Interacting) Bible study at Hope in Christ Church at Abundant Life 2, 200 Zoar Drive, Perrysburg, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday. "Amelia Earhart" by Mary Ellen Pratt. $3. Contact: Phyllis Morton, 419-872-0846.
Toward A Public Theology Fall Lecture Series: Corpus Christi University Parish, 2955 Dorr St., lecture 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. "The Disappearing Common Good and the Catholics and Movements for Labor Justice Today." Cost: $10 for individual lectures. Tickets: ccup.org/payment.html. Information: 419-531-4992.
Benefit for Life Charity reception, the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, social hour 6:30 p.m., program 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Robert Sirico on "Thoughts on Human Dignity: The Price of Life." Cost: $60. 419-535-5800.
Theology with Toast, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon, 9:30 a.m. coffee/rolls, program 10 a.m. Wednesday. Sister Nancy Westmeyer presents St. Francis of Assisi's life. Information: Alice, 419-698-0405 or Mary, 419-693-1056.
Fall 2011 Events, Center for Religious Understanding at University of Toledo Law School Auditorium, 2801 West Bancroft St., 7:30 p.m. Thursday. "The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi: Violence, Nonviolence, and What Makes Life Worth Living," Douglas Allen, professor of philosophy. Information: Cynthia Jo Ingham, 419-530-2845 or 419-530-2393.
"Feed the Body and Soul" Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd., doors 5 p.m., teaching 5:30-6 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., Friday. No cost.
Rosary Cathedral Concert Series, 2535 Collingwood Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Friday. Details: 419-244-9575.
2011 Women's Conference at Bethel Assembly of God, 665 West Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Oct. 15. Cost: $8. Deadline Thursday. 419-874-2255.
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