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Published: Wednesday, 2/22/2006

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Bowling Green

t● Monday Mysteries book group will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 27 to discuss Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews; Romance Readers book discussion on Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner, 7 p.m. March 13, Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St.

t●Free tax preparation for seniors and low income families in the Wood County area is available at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 North Main St. Call 419-874-3135 for the AARP schedule and an appointment.

Holland

t●Western chili and hot dog dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Springfield Twp. Hall, 7617 Angola Rd., sponsored by Amazing Grace Christian Acaemy. $8. Half price for kids. Door prizes.

t●Youth baseball and softball summer program registration: Mailed forms must be postmarked by March 3 and arrive by March 6. Forms: www.springfieldbaseball.com or call 419-866-0650.

t●Spring soccer registration for grades K-8: Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Register 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4 at the library. Also, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 25 at Springfield Middle School, 7001 Madison St.

t●St. Patrick's Day luncheon, noon March 13 at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2045 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. $5 at the door. Reservations required: 419-861-5531.

Maumee

t●Free tax preparation service for seniors and low income families is available at the Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. and at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit St. Call 419-874-3135 for the AARP schedule and for an appointment.

t●Chili dinner by Citizens for Maumee Schools, 5;30-7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Maumee High School, 1147 Saco St. Students will perform at the event.

t●"A Look at the War of 1812" by Adam Sakel of Fort Meigs, 10-11 a.m. Feb. 27, Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd.

t●Winter Blahs, family program, 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Register now.

t●Pancake and sausage breakfast with eggs strada, 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 4 at Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd. Free for ages 4 and under.

Perrysburg

t●Classic film, East of Eden, 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Free admission and refreshments. Book discussion: Into the Wild, 7 p.m. March 2.

t●2006 Mardi Gras celebration, sponsored by the Perrysburg High School French Club, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the school commons. Live bands, food, games, prizes.

t●Antique Appraisal of your antiques and collectibles, 1-3 p.m. March 11 at Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Cost, $10 for members, $15 for others, limit of 2 items per person. Free parking.

t●St. Patrick's Day party, 7 p.m. March 17 at the Carranor Club, sponsored by the Perrysburg Area Arts Council. Irish music, complete Jiggs dinner, silent auction. $30 for members, $35 for others. Donations for the auction welcome. Information and tickets: 419-873-ARTS.

t●Free tax preparation service for seniors and low income families in the Perrysburg area is available at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Call 419-874-3135 for the AARP schedule and an appointment.

Rossford

t●Rossford Schools kindergarten screening for children who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 30: appointments must be made by April 5 at 419-662-3051, ext. 22, for screenings April 24-26 at the Bulldog Center, 719 Dixie Hwy. A parent or guardian must be with the child at the one hour screening, with the required documents. Children must go through this process to attend kindergarten in the fall.

Swanton

t●Trash or treasure program 4-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St. Antique experts evaluate up to three items per person. Donations accepted for the appraisals. Proceeds for renovation of the library community room. Information: 419-826-2760.

t●Hike or ski with the American Hosteling International, 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at Oak Openings Preserve, 4139 Girdham Rd. Music and slide show at 2:15 p.m. Winter warm-up, 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Oak Openings' Buehner Center. Recorded music, a short winter walk, hot beverages. Free.

t●Count frog calls this spring, a volunteer survey at Oak Openings Perserve, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25, Buehner Center, 4139 Girdham Rd. Dress for outdoors. Registration: 419-407-9700.● Search for the skunk cabbage as it flowers, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Oak Openings. End with warm beverages by the fire.

t●Toddler Trails: children ages 18 months to 3 years and their adult companions explore nature outdoors, 10-11 a.m. March 1, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 4139 Girdham Rd. Dress for the weather. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t● Metroparks volunteers kick-off meeting, 10 a.m.-noon March 4 in the Buehner Center of Oak Openings Preserve, 4139 Girdham Rd. Snacks and beverages provided. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t●Hike Horseshoe Lake Trail, 2-3:30 p.m. March 5 at Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake Area, 4139 Girdham Rd. Hike 1.5 miles. For ages 5 and older. Dress for the weather.

Waterville

t●Celebrate Seuss, 4:15 p.m. March 2 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Stories, a craft, and treats for grades K-4. Register now.

tTeen advisory board meeting, 4 p.m. March 1 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Library input from grades 6-12.

t●St. Richard Catholic School open house and brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 5 at 333 Brookside Dr. Information: 419-826-5041.

t●Used media sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 4 at the Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St. Donations welcome. Information: 419-826-2760.

t●Soup and pie suppers, 4:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Waterville American Legion Hall, 210 Mechanic St. $5. Supper dates, March 10 and April 14.

Whitehouse

t●Open basketball gym for grades 7-8 boys, available 4-6 p.m. every Saturday until March 11 at Hope United Methodist Church Christian Life Center gym, 10610 Waterville St. To register, call 419-877-5232.

Wood County

Toledo

t●Pancakes-sausage breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Feb. 25 at Church of St. Andrew, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd, held by Bowsher High School music department. $5 in advance, $6 at the door.

tAfrican-American Heritage Day at Center of Hope Community Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at 1656 Dorr St. History, music, and service. Information: 419-243-1165.

t●African-American folktales, crafts. treats for grades K-5, at 2 p.m. Feb. 25, Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Registration required.

t●Yoga for ages 4-9, at 11 a.m. Feb. 25 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St. Wear comfortable clothes. Register now. Curious George stories and activities for all ages, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the library.

t●Pork chop dinner with all the trimmings, 5 p.m. to sell-out Feb. 25, American Legion Post 531 at 881 Geneva. $7 or $6.

t●Black History month film, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Standing On My Sister's Shoulders.

t●Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon, book discussion at 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr.

t●Golliwog doll collection, 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at Wildwood Preserve Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Button charms, 10:15 a.m. March 1. Coffee and rolls at 50 cents each, 9:30 a.m.

t●Walk with a Park Ranger 9-10:30 a.m. March 1 at Swan Creek Preserve, Yager Center, 4659 Airport Hwy. Boy and Girl Scouts orienteering, 4-6:30 p.m. March 2. Dress for the outdoors and take a compass. A drop-off program. Reservations required, 419-407-9700.

t●Pierogi dinner, 4-8 p.m. March 3 at PRCUA Hall, 5255 North Detroit Ave. Adults, $7. Child, $3.

t●Lincoln Academy for Boys pep rally: 1:30 p.m. March 3 in the school auditorium, 18011 North Detroit Ave. Motivation for achievement tests on March 6. Parents, Scott High School Band, motivational speaker.

t●Native American Women in History: Keepers of Traditions and Dreams, 1:30-4 p.m. March 5, Sanger branch library, room B, 3030 West Central Ave. Speaker, biographical sketches of Native American women, historic presentation, refreshments. Sponsored by the American Indian Interribal Association. Information: americanindianassoc@toast.net

t●Identify theft seminar: 2 p.m. March 5 at Pilgrim Church, 1375 West Sylvania Ave. Register by March 1. Cost, $10 per person or married couple. Cost at the door, $15 per person or married couple. Register: 419-478-6012.

t●Greater Toledo Challenger Little League baseball registration: 6-8:30 p.m. March 8 at Maumee High School, 1147 Saco Dr. Organized baseball league for young people with mental or physical disabilities, ages 6-18, who are enrolled in a primary education system. Take a copy of the person's birth certificate. Information: 419-362-9156.

t●Jamie Farr Park Community Center, 2140 Summit St., open 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Hot meals to the community 3-4 p.m. each weekday. Sweets and bread given away 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. Commodities given out 10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday each month to area residents with proper ID. Emergency food boxes given to those in need who have a referral from First Call for Help. Donations and information: 419-936-2707.

Areawide

t Mill Youth Center has reopened for youth nights Fridays and Saturdays. Each youth member receive a photo ID for $1. The Mill is encouraging businesses and private donors to sponsor a youth membership. Information: 419-725-6455 ext. 120.

t Toledo Stamp Expo for the Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo, will be at Zenobia Shriners Hall, 1511 Madison Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The United States Post Office will have a substation and special handstamp cancellations available during the show. Admission and parking are free. Special children's activities for all youngsters during the show.

t Junior Master Gardener organizational meeting for youth in fourth through sixth grades will take place on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Information: 419-823-3099.

t Erie Street Idol 2006 will consist of performances in three age categories spread over a three-week period, beginning with children from 5-11 years old on Feb. 26, Juniors ages 12-18 will be March 5 and adults 18 and over on March 12. The program is at noon on each of these Sundays at the Erie Street Market. Pick up an application at the Market during business hours or go to www.eriestreetmarket.org and download the application and rules. Registration is $30.

t Woodmore Academic Boosters seeking nominees for the Woodmore Academic Hall of Fame/Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominees must be graduates of Woodmore High School, distinguished themselves in some way and have graduated at least 10 years prior to election. Honors banquet in May. Nomination forms available at Sky bank in Elmore and Woodville, the Woodville Branch Library, the Harris-Elmore Public Library and Woodmore High School. Forms must be returned by March 1. Information: 419-862-2555.

t●Fashion Mosiac: Celebrating Women Everywhere, presented by the Great Lakes Consortium, March 3 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., featuring an International Ethnic Fashion Show and buffet lunch. Tickets are $25, call 419-472-4021.

t Beer can and Brewery Collectible show, March 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Local 14 U.A.W. Hall, 5411 Jackman Rd., sponsored by the Buckeye Chapter BCCA. Information: 419-474-4092.

t American Red Cross Oscar Night, area residents are invited to watch the Academy Awards on a big screen at Owens Community College, Mainstage Theatre and Rotunda, 6 p.m. March 5. Enjoy dancing and music with the KGB Band and the Theresa Harris Quintet and food from Toledo's finest restaurants. Call 419-329-2543.

t Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show, March 12 at Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 250 dealers in trains and toys from all eras. Free appraisals and repair advice on site and original parts for sale. Early bird admission (9-11 a.m.) for $8, general admission (11a.m.-4 p.m.) for $6, children (12 and under) are free.

Benefits

t Chili Cook-Off to benefit Relay for Life to take place at Owens Community College today from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the college's Math/Science Center, sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Owens Relay for Life Committee. Free will donations will be accepted and will entitle each person to all-you-can-eat chili. Open to the public.

t Mardi Gras Smorgasbord, for 12 year old Misty Rometski who is in need of two hearing aids, sponsored by AMVETS Aux. #222, 4133 North Summit St., Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. $5 donation for good food, fun, masks, beads, 50/50 raffle, silent auction. Information: 734-457-1758.

t St. Jude Dream Home tickets are on sale, with a chance to win the $245,000 house located in the Saddlebrook Subdivision in Perrysburg. Other prizes include shopping sprees. Tickets are $100 each, proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Tickets can be reserved at all area Meijer locations, Hancock Fabrics stores or by visiting www.stjudedreamhome.org. Information: 1-800-831-7061. Drawing will be held on April 30.

t Mardi Gras Party, to benefit the Fair Housing Center, at Gumbo's Bayou Grille at the Docks in International Park, today from 6-11 p.m. This even will celebrate diversity, feature a costume contest, music by the KGB, strolling magician, astrologer, auctions, festive drinks, Cajun food, Mardi Gras beads. Tickets, $40 each, call 419-243-6163.

t Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Nikki Meifert, Saturday from 3-6:30 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd., $10 for adults and $5 for children. P.U.S.H for Nikki bracelets available for $2. Cash bar.

t An Evening of Erving Berlin, to benefit the Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Opera House. The two-act musical revue featuring songs of Erving Berlin and starring Jody Madaras (of Pemberville), Andrea Rae (originally from Ottawa Hills), Carrie Sanderson (of Perrysburg) and several other Broadway performers. Tickets are $15 and $25 by calling Beeker's General Store: 419-287-3274.

t Round & Square Dance to benefit Sunshine Foundation, Inc., to help young people with disabilities, Saturday at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse, 7-11 p.m. $7.50 for adults and $4 for children and are available at the door. Information: 419-832-8025.

t Bowl With A Cop fund-raiser for Woodmore After Prom will be Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Tri-County Bowling Alley in Woodville. Cost is $12 a person which includes bowling, shoes, food and door prizes. Information: 419-862-2968.

t Collingwood Arts Center Bar Night will be Tuesday at the Madison Bistro in the Spitzer Arcade, 520 Madison Ave., from 5:30-8:30 p.m., featuring guest bartenders, reverse raffle, raffle featuring the artistic work of former Old West ender, David Oster, and many other items. Proceeds to go to Collingwood Arts Center.

t Anthony Wayne Relay for Life "Kickoff Party" to be March 2 beginning at 6 p.m. at Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., come and sign up your team and enjoy a performance by Kerry Patric Clark. Free and open to the public.

t Doll Show by the Toledo Glass City Doll Collectors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5 at Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., admission is $3.50 for adults and children under 10 are $1. Food area will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.

t Carnival and Celebrity Basketball Game, hosted by the Holland-Springfield Alumni Association, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Springfield High School Field House, 1470 South McCord Rd., Holland. The Blue Devils' staff will take the court against the 13ABC's News Team at 7 p.m. Dinner available. Advance tickets are $5 for students for the carnival; $4 for adults and $2 for students for the game. Proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund.

Camps

t Rossford Recreation Center summer camps are June 5-Aug. 11; registration forms now available, 400 Dixie Hwy. Registration: 419-666-2905.

t Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp is accepting applications for boys and girls ages 10-19. The camp is by invitation only. College scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. Information: 704-373-0873.

Clubs

t American Legion, Conn-Weissenberger Post 587 dinner dances, 2020 West Alexis Rd. Doors open 1 p.m. Members, $10; guest, $13. Dance only after 3 p.m., $6. Reservations, 419-476-5851. March 19, April 30 and May 14.

t American Legion Dunberger Post #537, 4529 Pickle Rd., will meet today at 8 p.m. Information: 419-698-1298.

t Artist Club is forming now, to meet twice a month, have hands-on activities and guest speaker, meeting at the Arts Council office, 134 West South Boundary St., Suite. T, Perrysburg. Anyone interested should contact the Arts Council. Information: 419-873-2787 or go to Perrysburgarts.org.

t Bay Park Auxiliary meets the fourth Tuesday each month 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Information: 419-690-7800.

t Bowling Green Skating clubs: Adults ages 18 and up meet Thursdays 8-10 p.m. at the BGSU Ice Arena, Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. Information 419-878-6604. Junior Club, ages 5 and up, meets Saturdays 8-11 a.m. Information 419-878-3509 or visit www.bgskateclub.org.

t Compass Club luncheon, speaker and discussion 11 a.m. Wednesdays at El Matador, 7011 Airport Hwy., and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John's Restaurant, 3131 Secor Rd. Open to all. Information: 419-865-8848.

t Glass Capital Decorative Artists, 9 a.m. the second Saturday each month, Faith Community Church, 1201 South Byrne Rd. Information: 419-385-0012.

t Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Public welcome, mini project each month. Information: 419-936-2986.

t Glass City Singles Club: group dance instruction for singles age 35 and up, Fridays 7:30-8:30 p.m. at DC Ranch, 25740 North State Rt. 25, Perrysburg. Also, Sundays 6-7 p.m. at Tamaron Country Club, 2162 West Alexis Rd. $6. Dining group formed for singles. Information: 734-856-8963 or visit www.toledosingles.com.

t Grand Rapids Club dances, Friday and Saturday nights, $5. Information: 419-832-9915.

t Great Eastern Toastmasters of Oregon meet at 6:30 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Bay Park Hospital. Open to anyone who would like to improve their public speaking skills and self confidence. Information: 419-836-5556 .

t Greater Toledo Republican Club meets the last Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. at Wernert's Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.

t Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour, Wednesday in the school semester, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Student Union 3020, UT Bancroft campus. Information: 419-530-5506.

t Lake Erie British Car Club meets the second Wednesday each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton, 6:30 p.m. dinner, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Information: 419-878-2041.

t Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting, first and third Wednesday each month at Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie, Erie, Mich. Information: 734-856-7985.

t Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. second Thursday each month, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.

t Machine Embroidery Guild meets the 2nd Saturday of every month in the meeting room at Hancock Fabrics, 5311 Airport Hwy., from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The guild is open to all brands of machines and is a public guild. Dues per meeting is $2. Information:419-841-5373 or email Diane at d.give@accesstoledo.com.

t Maumee Bay Country Quilters Guild meets 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon Room, Navarre Avenue, Oregon. Guest fee: $3. Information: 419-698-2755.

t Maumee Stamp Club will meet March 2 at the Maumee Senior Center, 2450 South Detroit Ave., at 2 p.m. The club meets the first Thursday of the month except June, July and August. Information: 419-874-6241.

t Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month in meeting room of the Lake Township Headquarters complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. R/C, Sail &Static. Boat runs are 1 p.m. on 2nd Sunday of the month. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.

t Maumee Valley T's (Ford Model T Club), 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-877-0513.

t Monroe Camera Club will meet the first and third Thursday of the month at 4010 North Custer, Monroe, Mich. Information: 734-243-3346.

t MOPS group at St. Paul's Lutheran Church meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month during the school year from 9:15-11 a.m., 112 East Wayne St., Maumee. Child care provided: 419-380-0365 or 419-380-8492.

t Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo, 7:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10000 Central Ave., Berkey. Information: 419-474-2911 or www.naturalistcameraclub.com.

t Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Information: 419-832-3801.

t Newborns In Need, Toledo chapter, meets second Saturday each month 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave. Participants quilt, knit, sew, crochet and prepare gift bags and baby items. Instructors help; supplies provided. Information: 419-472-4667.

t New Neighbors League Club hosts interest groups and special activities for those new to the area, including monthly luncheons with speakers. Information: 419-841-5642.

t Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings at noon the first and third Friday each month at Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.

t Pals of Long Ago Remembering Athletic Club meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Zonobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison Ave. Information: 419-536-8525.

t Perrysburg American Legion Post #28 invite military veterans to a special presentation by John Howard, M.D., who served as a surgeon in a MASH unit during the Korean War, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

t Public Employee Retirees Chapter 33 meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Bowling Green Senior Center. Information: 419-833-5999.

t Public Employee Retirees Chapter 90 will meet March 6 at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit Ave.

t Public Employee Retirees Chapt. 93 will meet today at 1 p.m. in the Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 South Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-691-3040.

t St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary will meet Monday at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Members are asked to bring their weight in pennies. Lunch will be available for $4. Guests are welcome. The auxiliary will host a "New Book" sale on March 2 and 3 in the auditorium from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The public is invited.

t Singles Group Bowling League is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday in Oregon. Cards, conversation, potlucks.

Information: 419-862-0098 or 419-698-0943.

t Toledo Area Aboriginal Society will meet today at 7:30 p.m. at the Manor House, Wildwood Preserve, 5100 West Central Ave., Don Rettig will speak on Fallen Timbers, then and now. Meeting is free and open to the public.

t Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-478-7594.

t Toledo East Women's Connection will have their next luncheon on March 9 in the Oregon Room at St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., doors open at 11:45 p.m. Cost is $8.50. For reservations call 419-476-2604.

t Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club meets the third Wednesday each month at the Toledo Botanical Garden Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-531-8124 or www.Toledogemandrockhoundclub.com.

t Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society meets the last Thursday each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 7 p.m. Public is invited.

t Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday each month at Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove. Open to mothers, foster mothers, guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032.

t Toledo PC Users Group meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the UAW Local 14 Hall, 5411 Jackman Rd. Information: www.toledopcug.org.

t Toledo Plastic Modelers meet every second and fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at the Gander Mountain store, 320 South Holland-Sylvania. Information: 419-472-9163.

t Toledo Sewing Guild meets third Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Space Library, 1700 North Reynolds. Open to the public. Information: 419-882-0461.

t Topics Camera Club meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at Way Public Library, 101 Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. For all level photographers. Information: 419-849-3108.

t VFW Post 2510 will have Karaoke with Jerry and Susie at the post, 617 2nd St., on March 11 from 7 p.m.-midnight. Information: 419-380-9889.

t●VFW Post 4906 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m. on March 6 at the post hall, 2161 Consaul St. Information: 419-345-4143.

t Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio social group open to women new to the area or who want to make new friends. Activities include needlework, card games, dining out, and golf. Information: 419-531-5636.

t Westgate Toastmaster's meet Fridays 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. Information: www.toastmasters.org.

t Wild Ones Natural Landscapers garden club will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at the Stranahan Arboretum, education room, 4131 Tantara. Meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 419-539-6810 or 419-841-1007 or go www.arboretum.utoledo.edu.

Concerts

t Oakland University Brass Ensemble will perform at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania, today at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Information: 419-882-0048.

t Sweet Chariot Choir and Spirit of Joy Choir, Gospel Choirs from Duesseldorf, Germany and Meerbusch, at Germany, will perform at Mt. Pilgrim Church, 1401 Hoag St. beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday. Information: 419-246-7060.

t BGSU Concert - Saxophone Joy, Wildwood Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

t Freedom Voice, men's gospel trio from Granville is coming to Perrysburg for a concert at First Baptist Church of Perrysburg, 590 West Boundary St., 6:30 p.m. March 5. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.

Crafts

t Spring Craft Show at St. Michael's, 510 West Front St., Monroe, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18, for table rental call 734-269-2780.

t Spring Craft Show for the East Toledo Senior Activities Center will be March 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., all crafts are handmade and there will be a bake sale. For table rental, call 419-691-2254.

t Spring Craft Show March 25 at Woodmore High School, Elmore. Table information and details call 419-862-2968.

t Spring Craft Bazaar, March 25 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 4069 West Sylvania Ave., homemade soup and sandwich lunch available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., all day bake sale.

Education

t Art classes with Jan Revill Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Frog Towne Square Bay at the Erie Street Market, 237 South Erie St. $5 for adults and children age 5 and older.

t Brown bag seminars on women's topics, Thursdays 12:30-1:30 p.m., Catharine S. Eberly Center, Tucker Hall, room 180, University of Toledo main campus.

t Childbirth education classes, Thursdays 7-9 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

t Children's art classes by Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.

t College Preview Night at Owens Community College's Toledo-area Campus in the Student Health and Activities Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 8. Over 100 colleges and universities will present educational opportunities to area high school students. Information: 567-661-7777 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7777.

t Community Writers' Workshop, for area residents who enjoy writing short prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Owens Community College, College Hall room 156-D. Information: 567-661-7385.

t ElderVision classes at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. One-day trips and programs for active adults. Information: 419-824-3707 or visit www.lourdes.edu/eldervision.htm.

t Emmanuel Baptist Christian School will have an Open House for Preschool through 12th grade students on March 4 from 1-3 p.m. School is located at 4607 Laskey Rd.

t English classes for adult speakers of other languages Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Burnham Building, 6850 Monroe, room 208. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic and literacy education. Information: 419-824-8539.

t English for speakers of other languages, Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon or 1-3:30 p.m. offered through Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. Call 419-473-2364.

t English for speakers of other languages at Owens Community College, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. in the college's Workforce and Community Services on Tracy Rd., Northwood, and also Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30-3 p.m., Room 150 at Owens' Findlay-area campus on Bright Rd. Information: 567-661-7357.

t Free Adult Computer GED Enhancement Program, sponsored by Toledo Public Schools Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program (ABLE), will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 1530 North Superior St., Summit Annex 2nd Floor, Room 232. Information: 419-671-8700.

t GED test preparation and practice tests for adults: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-9 p.m. at 7035 Madison, Holland, or Wednesdays from 12:30-8:30 p.m. at 6850 Monroe, room 210, Sylvania. Call 419-867-5763 or 419-824-8539. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic, literacy education.

t GED test preparation offered mornings or evenings at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. Free 5-class fast track program with test offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

t Greater Hancock County College Night for area high school students at Findlay-area campus of Owens Community College, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 6. More than 80 colleges and universities will be on hand to present educational opportunities. Information: 567-429-3509 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 3509.

t Ironworkers apprenticeships, applications accepted at the Toledo Area Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Center, 1078 Atlantic Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. Picture ID and $10 non-refundable fee required. Information: 419-382-3080.

t Lecture Series to be presented by the Wolcott House Museum Guild and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in the St. Luke's Center of the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Mondays at 10 a.m., now to March 27. Information: 419-259-5312.

t Lifelong Learning Classes for adults at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. Art, real estate, tai chi, CPR, computers, more. Information: 734-847-0559.

t Mercy College Continuing Professional Education to offer classes in New Year's Resolution, Lose Weight Nutrition and Gentle Exercise, Yoga and Pilates. information: 419-251-1799.

t Natural Science Technology Center is having an Open House/Career Exploration Night for local high school students and their parents on Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the center, 5561 Elmer Dr. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet staff, tour the building and learn about high school opportunities in natural resources, animal care, turf and landscaping and floriculture. College and university staff offering courses in these career fields will discuss the programs at their schools and requirements for admission. Information: 419-534-5819.

t Notre Dame Academy is hosting an information night for 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents, at Alumnae Hall, Notre Dame Academy, 3535 West Sylvania Ave., 7-8 p.m. today. Information: 419-475-9359.

t Paul Laurence Dunbar Academy is accepting enrollment applications for the 2006-2007 school year, grades K-6, through March 14. Applications are available at the school, 331 14th St., or by calling 419-244-4202. Dunbar Academy is a free public community school offering performing arts, creative writing, dance and music and have a full-day kindergarten.

t Pottery Classes to be offered by the Toledo Potters' Guild at the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., for ages 14 through adult, fee is $125. Information: 419-535-6937 or go to www.toledopottersguild.org.

t Project ABC free Family Arts Lab every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe. For children ages 3-5 with an adult, $3 per session. Drawing class Tuesdays for ages 6-13, from 4-5:30 p.m. and Creative Dramatics for ages 6-13, Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m., $5 each session. Register: 419-480-0222.

t Project Succeed opportunities for those who have lost financial support; become financially self-sufficient through education and career decisions. Information: Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at the University of Toledo, 419-530-8570.

t Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory programs for families are Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children (3 and older) and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650 or go to www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.

t Roofers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee applications accepted at Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center, 4535 Hill Ave., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Applicants age 18 or older must have completed 10th grade or more; have 30 days or more experience on the roof, and must show a driver's license or birth certificate.

t St. Catherine of Siena School, 1155 Corbin Rd., is having an Open House for preschool through grade 8 on March 5 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Information: 419-478-9900 or go to www.stcatherinetol.org.

t St. John's Jesuit Academy test dates for incoming seventh graders are Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and March 2 at 6 p.m. Information: 419-865-5743 ext. 248.

t Swim Lessons for beginner and intermediate levels will be offered at Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee, next six-week sessions will be every Saturday morning, March 26-May 6 (with one week off for Easter). Classes are geared towards able-bodied children and children with disabilities that can participate without a personal attendant in the water. For cost and times call 419-865-0251 ext. 3611. For more information visit www.sunshineincnwo.com.

t YW Child Care Connections provides assistance in locating affordable child care. Information: Toledo Office at 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052; Wood County at 419-353-7801 or 1-800-632-3053, and Ottawa County at 419-732-7807 or 1-877-228-1700.

Employment Services

t Employment Resource Center 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, St. Stephen Church, 7800 Erie St., Sylvania. Free help with resumes, interview skills, networking, budget and debt counseling. Information: 419-885-1551.

t One stop employment and job training: Lucas County: 419-213-JOBS; Wood Co.: 419-352-4172.

Exchange students

t Aspect Foundation seeking volunteer host families for high school students from countries such as the Ukraine, Armenia and Tajikistan. Students are part of the US State Department's Future Leaders Exchange program. Host families may be married or single, with or without children, and will be responsible for providing room, board and a caring home environment. Information: 419-698-5513 or 1-800-US-YOUTH, or visit www.aspectfoundation.org.

t ASSE International Student Exchange Program needs host families for boys and girls ages 15-18 from various countries. Students fully insured; host families select student. Call 419-868-4998 or 1-800-736-1760.

t Cultural Homestay International looking for host families for international high school students who speak English, attend local high schools, have spending money and insurance. Call 1-800-210-6080.

t EF Foundation for Foreign Study seeks host families for high school foreign exchange students from around the world. Information: 419-836-1528 or 1-800-498-2487.

t Into Edventures needs host families to welcome foreign students age 15-18 into their home. Must provide a bed for the student and include them in family meals. Students have spending money and are fully insured. Host families receive a $50 per month tax deduction. Information: 1-877-586-8586 or 419-726-2554.

t Fulton County families can host a Japanese exchange student, age 15-18, to attend local high school. Tuition, fees, medical costs covered by the Fulton County OSU Extension Service, 4-H. Families provide room and board. Information: 419-337-9210.

t Ocean, a non-profit international educational program, seeks host families for exchange students from Germany, Latvia, China, Thailand, Japan, Turkey, Korea, Mongolia, Slovakia, other countries. Call 419-344-0466.

t STS Foundation is looking for host families for international exchange students who will attend local high schools. Students have their own spending money and insurance and will share their customs and culture with their host families. Information: 1-800-522-4678 or visit www.stsfoundation.org.

t World Heritage seeks local host families for high school students from various countries. Information: 1-800-888-9040 or www.world-heritage.org.

t Youth For Understanding International Exchange Student seeks host families for students from various countries. Details: 1-800-833-6243.

Fish Fries

t Alva Sidle Post 232 every third Friday, 5-7 p.m. at 12580 River Rd., Grand Rapids. $7.

t American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland, every Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Lake perch, walleye, steaks, burgers. Sunday breakfast buffet, 9 a.m. to noon.

t American Legion, Squadron 193, 11045 Harold Dr., Luna Pier, Mich., 5-8 p.m. every Friday from March 3 through April 14. Includes Lake Perch, shrimp, fries, cole slaw, roll and dessert, all you can eat. Adults $10, seniors $9 children 10 & under $5.

t Commodore Perry VFW 3338, Fridays 4-8 p.m., 2231 South St., through April 28. Information: 419-381-0153.

t Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m., $6.

t Diehn American Legion Post 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 5-7 p.m. first Friday of each month through May. Shrimp, chicken strips, baked and deep fried fish available. Information: 419-841-6832.

t Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu, smoke-free.

t Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1750 Raab Rd., Swanton. Feb. 24, March 10 and 24 and April 7, 5-8 p.m., adults are $7, carryouts $7 and children grades 1-8 are $3. Information: 419-826-5051.

t Knights of Columbus Council 3122, at Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd., every Friday beginning March 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fish dinners $6.50, shrimp $7 and frog legs $8.

t Samaria OES at Samaria Masonic Lodge, 1660 Samaria Rd., every Friday March 10-April 14, 5-7 p.m., $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 8 and under. Information: 734-847-7320.

t Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Pollock $6.50; prime rib, crab legs, shrimp and chicken available. Saturday dinners 5-8 p.m. for $6.50, open to the public.

t Northwood VFW Post #2984, 102 Andrus Road, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Steaks, chicken available. Sunday breakfasts, 9 a.m. to noon, $4. Open to all.

t New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd., Holland, tomorrow from 4:30-7:30 p.m., $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under.

t Progressive Fishing Association, 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, every Friday from 5-8 p.m., $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $4 for children, through April 28. Information: 419-877-9909.

t Regina Coeli, 600 Regina Pkwy, 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 24, March 3, 17 and 31. Adults $6 and kids $4, carry-out available.

t●St. Caspar Parish Life Center, 1205 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon, 4:30-7:15 p.m. March 3. Sponsored by the St. Caspar Knights of Columbus Council 8829. Baked lemon pepper fish, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. To benefit St. Therese Circle.

t St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 North Haven Ave., every Friday through April 14, 5-7 p.m. in the Siena Center Gym. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children 12 and under. Information: 419-478-9558.

t St. Joseph Ash Wednesday Fish Fry, 5411 South Main St., Sylvania, will be March 1 from 4:30-8 p.m. in the school Banquet Hall. Meal includes fish, tater tots, cole slaw, rolls, macaroni and cheese, dessert and beverage, $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children 12 and under. Take-out orders also available.

t St. Richard Fish Fry, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, March 3, 17, 31 and April 14, from 4-7 p.m. Adults and carry-outs are $7, seniors $6 and children 12 and under $3.50. Information: 419-825-3793.

t VFW Post 606, Ladies Auxiliary, Friday night dinners from 4-7 p.m., 3005 West Laskey Rd.

t VFW 2510, 617 Second St., Toledo, first Friday each month, 4-7 p.m., $7.

t VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber, Holland, every Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Health

t Aquatic arthritis exercise and tai chi in a warm water therapeutic pool at Anne Grady Center, 1525 Eber Rd. Information: 419-866-6500, ext. 214.

t Aquatic exercises, prenatal aquatics, fitness classes and tai chi at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon. Call 419-696-7203 for aquatics; 419-696-7412 for prenatal/fitness classes; 419-537-0131 for tai chi.

t Aquatic exercise 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the University of Toledo. $40 per month. Prescription from physician required. Information: 419-530-2731.

t Childbirth Education classes at Toledo Hospital, Monday through Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Information: 419-291-5666.

t Diabetes education group meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday each month, Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Information: 419-841-5992 ext. 6744.

t Female Incontinence Class to be offered at St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., March 8 at 7 p.m. in the hospital's auditorium. Call 419-897-8484 or sign up online at www.stlukeshospital.com.

t Focus on Healing therapeutic exercises, Wednesday mornings at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, and Thursday evenings at Mercy Health Partners Conference Center, 3400 Meijer Drive. Call 419-345-3986.

t Healthcare speakers available through Bay Park Community Hospital. Message tailored to schools, churches, service clubs, civic groups, businesses. Information: 419-690-7504.

t Healing care programs to help families through the cancer experience, offered by ProMedica Cancer Center. Tai chi, understanding medicines, vitamins, herbs, yoga. Information: 419-291-5899.

t Health lectures noon Wednesdays, St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St. Information: 419-841-5597.

t Hypnosis clinics to stop smoking or lose weight, American Lung Association. $50. Information: 1-800-231-5864.

t In-home Respite Financial Assistance Program by the Alzheimer's Association. Eligible families could be reimbursed up to $50 for in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-441-3322.

t Mammogram screenings free to any CareNet member, by Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles, with support from the NW Ohio Affiliate, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Information: 419-251-4000.

t●Personal trainer certification, 8 a.m. Feb. 25-26, a 2-day workshop at St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St. A required CPR certification course will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Club. Register: www.netafit.org or 1-800-AEROBIC. Local contact: 419-841-5597.

t Pet First Aid course at Owens Community College at the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood. Proper techniques to care for pets in a crisis. $30 includes a manual. Information: 419-661-7357.

t Psychotherapy analysis free at the Center for the Study of Experiential Psychotherapy, University of Toledo, in exchange for participation in research (videotaping of sessions, completing questionnaires). Information: 419-530-4014.

t Smoking cessation program at Toledo Hospital, a series of four classes each month for $58. Day and evening classes available. Information: 419-291-8033.

t Smoke Stoppers Staying Stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre, Oregon.

t Tai chi for arthritis increases flexibility, muscle strength, heart-lung capacity, and balance, classes Thursdays at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary, Perrysburg, $35 per month. Call 419-537-0888.

t Tai chi classes by the Arthritis Foundation in the community room, Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call: 419-691-9451.

t Taoist Tai Chi, gentle exercises promote flexibility, balance, relaxation: demonstrations held the first week in January at seven Toledo area locations, including Point Place and Bedford, Mich. Information: 419-537-0131.

t Ultrasound screenings at Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Test to detect abnormal bone mass density in women over age 45. Registration: 419-251-4000.

Reunions

For a listing of upcoming military and school reunions, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

School Plays

t Bedford High School will present Footloose in the Bedford H.S. auditorium at the corner of Jackman and Dean roads in Temperance, Mich. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, and 2 p.m. Feb. 26. Tickets are $10 at the door, or call 734-850-6131.

t St. John's Jesuit to perform Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Valentine Theatre on Feb. 23, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, plus a $1 handling fee if purchased through the Valentine Theatre Box Office, 400 North Superior St., call 419-242-2787.

t Clay High School will present Mame in the CHS auditorium at 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 8 p.m. March 10 and 11. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and can be purchased by calling the high school at 419-693-0665 ext. 2006.

Support Groups

For a listing of support groups in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

Volunteers

For a listing of volunteer opportunities in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.



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