Friday, Apr 20, 2018
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tMarket Day and Fiber Fair of the Black Swamp Spinners Guild, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 at the junior fair building, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 West Poe Rd. Demonstrations, handcrafts, homespun yarns, dyes, spinning and weaving equipment and supplies, books. Lunch available. Vendors: call 419-874-5633.

tMonday Mystery book club will discuss Black Echo by Michael Connelly, 7 p.m. March 27 at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St. April 17 selection: Till the Cows Come Home by Judy Clemens and An Eye for Murder by Libby Fischer Hellman. May 15: Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess.

tLife Travels book club: March 29 program at 4 p.m. on preserving memories. Romance Readers book group will discuss One for the Money and Back to the Bedroom by Janet Evanovich at 7 p.m. April 10. May 22 selection: Thrill of Victory by Sandra Brown. Held at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St.


tSpring cleanup in Springfield Township Cemetery will begin next month. All winter grave decorations and other items should be removed from gravesites by April 1. Maintenance crews will remove items after that date. Information: 419-865-0239, ext. 14.

tSpringfield Alumni Association carnival, 5 p.m. March 24 and Celebrity Basketball game later at 7 p.m. at Springfield High School, 1470 McCord Rd. Family event scholarship fundraiser.

tBrush pile burn, 10 a.m. March 25, Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. off Airport Highway. Haul and burn brush; have toasted marshmallows or s mores around a fire at the end of the project. Wear old work clothes, boots, long pants and gloves. Take a sack lunch. Register: 1-877-TNC-OHIO, ext. 42.

tSpaghetti dinner and karaoke party, 6 p.m. March 25 to midnight, Holland American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave. $15 per couple. 419-865-8511.

tUnderstanding Alzheimer s, 6:45 p.m. March 27 at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Coffee and dessert served. Free to the public; call 419-861-5619 for reservations. Use the Forestview Street entrance, the chapel. Volunteers and new auxiliary members welcome; call 419-861-5531.

tSpringfield Township youth baseball-softball summer programs need umpires at least 13 years old by May 15. Training. Interested youths and adults may respond by April 8 to Umpires, P.O. Box 363, Holland, OH 43528.


tChicken dinner and comedy show, Keep Em Laughing, Baggy Pants, 5:30 p.m. March 25 at Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois Ave. Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. $15. Information: 419-893-3821.

tApril Fool s Day library programs for Baby Boomers and grandkids: 10 a.m.-noon April 1 at Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Play classic board games, electronic games. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Door prizes, snacks, music. Free program for the library s Baby Boomer campaign.

tPancake and sausage breakfast with eggs strada, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 1 at Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd. Free for ages 4 and under.

tSpring rummage sale held by Maumee United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5 and 9 a.m.-noon, April 6, Luke s Barn at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key Street.

tCoffee with the birds, 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 5 at Side Cut Metropark s Window on Wildlife, 1025 West River Rd. Use the Wayne Street entrance.

tSAL breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 9, and Mother s Day in May at American Legion Post 320, at 204 Illinois Ave. Spouses and children of deployed U.S. military personnel are free with documentation.

tMetroparks Walleye Tent, information on walleye and white bass runs, and on fishing and park information, available 1-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays in March at the tent, Side Cut Metropark, 1025 West River Rd. near the I-475 and U.S. 23 overpass.

tMaume Memorial Day Parade committee is loooking for individuals or organizations for the annual parade 9:30 a.m. May 29, leaving from the Maumee United Methodist Church, Sackett Street and ending at Union Elementary School. Information:419-893-2892.

Monclova Twp.

tFamily Fun Night, April 28 at Monclova Primary School, 8035 Monclova Rd. Donations for the silent auction are requested. Information: 419-868-1116.


t 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St. Spring break classes for children ages 4-10 on April 3, 6, 17, and 20. Call 419-874-4174 for details. April classes for adults include stained glass window panel, Maiolica pottery, leaf birdbath, dim sum cooking, and family pottery. Register: 419-874-4174.

tWay Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave.: March 23 film, State Fair, 10 a.m., free admission and refreshments. March 25: South of the Border, concert by the Perrysburg Symphony Chorale at 1 p.m. plus African storytellilng, children s crafts, refreshments. March 28: Mediterranean cruise travel program, 7 p.m.

tPerrysburg Commons Retirement Center open house, 1-3 p.m. March 23, 10542 Fremont Pike. Refreshments and entertainment start at 1:30 p.m. Talent show, 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 30 at the center. Open to all volunteers who can sing, dance, play an instrument, or whose pet does special tricks. Under 10 minutes per performance. Prizes. Open to all.

Providence Twp.

tTownship Block Watch is being formed, first meeting at 7 p.m. March 23 at the Neapolis Fire Hall, Main Street, Neapolis. All citizens invited. The Lucas County Sheriff s office will assist and will answer questions. Information: 419-832-8700.

tFort Meigs events: April 1 tours, musket demonstrations, information on the battle for Fort Meigs. April 8: Fort Life during the War of 1812; learn to march and drill, play 1812-era games, do chores, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22-23: Yesterday s Essentials conference on the material culture of the 1812-era, reproduction fabrics and goods available for purchase, $75 for the conference; registration required: 1-800-766-5334. Daily in April: interpreters in 1812 uniforms give daily musket demonstrations and interactive talks, every 30 minutes. Museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Admission charged. Information: 419-874-4121.


tRossford Recreation Center classes: youth sports, tae kwon do martial arts, table tennis, t-ball clinic for kids, yoga. Information: 419-666-2905.

tPaws with a Heart reading/listening dogs will be at the Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays from March 29 to April 26. Children can read to the dogs at 7 or 7:25 p.m., registration required. Call 419-666-0924.

tRossford Schools kindergarten screening will be held for children who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 30: make appointments by April 5 at 419-662-3051, ext. 22, for screenings April 24-26 at the Bulldog Center, 719 Dixie Hwy. Children must go through this process to attend kindergarten in the fall.


ItJoin the Bug Olympics, 4-4:45 p.m. March 24 at Swanton Public LIbrary, 305 Chestnut St. For grades K-2, prizes and a visit from Flik the Inventor.

tSalamander search, outdoors at Oak Openings Preserve, Mallard Lake area, 4139 Girdham Rd., 10-11:30 am. March 25, for adults and families. Dress for outdoors. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

tHike at Oak Openings Preserve, 1 p.m. March 25 at 4139 Girdham Rd., Buehner Center. Watch a slide show afterwards at 2:15 p.m. on hiking and camping in the Black Hills of South Dakota and the Rocky Mountains. Free event.


tTexas Hold em tournament, 5 p.m. March 25 at American Legion Hall, 18086 Tontogany Rd. Register at 4 p.m. Food available all evening. Information: 419-308-2308.

tLadies Nite Out, April 1 at American Legion Hall, 18086 Tontogany Rd. Games, raffles, door prizes, live entertainment. NY strip steak dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. and all beverages, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Entry only, without dinner, $25. Call 419-823-4412 for tickets.


teXtreme Library Research for Teens, 4 p.m. March 30, Waterville branch library, Learn tips and tricks to access databases with information for teens. tWaterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Spring planting advice for a great garden, 7 p.m. March 27. Register for the program.


tPythian luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30, April 6 and 13 at Pythian Hall, 6761 Providence St. Creamed chicken and mashed potatoes, salad, and dessert, $5. Open to all.

tCraft artisans display, Wearable Whimsies, open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in March at the Waterville Community Library, 10651 Waterville St.

tAnthony Wayne High School Parents Association after prom party, May 20 at Bowling Green Recreation Center, 1001 East Wooster Rd. Games, food through the evening. Contributions including raffle prizes, gift certificates are welcome; call 419-878-8820.

tAnthony Wayne Band Boosters fundraiser: $3 vouchers for 2 cubic feet of red cypress or hardwood mulch, redeemable at any Anderson s store. Proceeds for the Marching Generals trip to London. Call 419-877-5366 to order.

tClothing Closet and drop off at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St. is now closed and will reopen March 27 with spring and summer items. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

Wood County

tRummage sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30, 9 am.-5 p.m. March 31, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at the FOP building, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 West Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Pancake breakfast available all three days. Final day bag sale, $3. Donations: 419-833-1308. Fundraiser for Serenity Farms in Luckey.

tGobble, Gobble turkey talk, a program on turkey identification, biology, and research status, 3-4 p.m. March 25 in the Great Room at Knight Nature Center, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Register: or cal 1-800-321-1897.

tGold Factory Tour, 7:30-8:30 p.m. March 25 at Beaver Creek Preserve, Long Judson Road, between Milton and Beaver Creek roads, Grand Rapids Twp. Register: or cal 1-800-321-1897.

tThe Hole Truth, 2-3:15 p.m. March 26, Park District headquarters, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Historical program on the outhouse. Register: or cal 1-800-321-1897.

tWoodcock watch at Cricket Frog Cove on the Slippery Elm Trail, 6:45-7:45 p.m March 28, a half mile west of the S.E. Trail on Freyman Road, Cygnet, Ohio. Watch the sunset courtship display of the American Woodcock bird. Register: or cal 1-800-321-1897.

tPull invasive garlic mustard plants to help clear the Fuller Preserve, 6:30-8 p.m. March 29 at 12153 Cross Creek Rd., Bowling Green. Register: or cal 1-800-321-1897.

tVisiting Authors: crime fiction writers at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St. April 2 at 2 p.m., Libby Fischer Hellman and Judy Clemens, members of Sisters in Crime. May 2: Parnell Hall, author of the Stanley Hastings mystery books. May 9: Jane Cleland and Elaine Viets, mystery writers. Books by the authors are in the library collection. Information: 419-352-5104.


tIndependent film festival at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, McMaster Center, 325 Michigan St., Thursdays at 7 p.m. March 23: Anytown, USA documentary. March 30, Campfire in Hebrew with subtitles; April 6, Troop 1500 and Ferry Tales, documentaries. April 13: Festival of short U.S. and international films. Information: 419-259-5267.

tToledo School for the Arts student performances: X-Hibit Blue, modern and ethnic dance, 7 p.m. March 23 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, Conant Street. An Affair to Dismember, 7 p.m. March 25, performed throughout the Sylvania HIstorical Village in downtown Sylvania, reservations required. Also, Spring Music Festival, 7 p.m. March 30 at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes College, Convent Boulevard. Ticket information: 419-246-8732, ext. 226.

tSpring kick-off buffet, 5-9 p.m. March 24 at Heatherdowns Country Club, 3910 Heatherdowns Blvd. Cost, $19.95. Children ages 4-12 are $9.95. Reservations: 419-382-3481.

tCard party by St. Clement Rosary-Altar Society, 2-5 p.m. March 26, St. Clement community center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. Tallies, $7. Hot lunch served, raffle prizes. Reservations: 419-475-3033.

tRib dinner by VFW Post 2898 and auxiliary, 5-7 p.m. March 25 at 3925 West Alexis Rd. $8. Information on the VFW National Home for Children located in Eaton Rapids, Mich.

tThe Art of Effective Meetings, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 25 at Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. Learn the rules of debate and more. Register: 419-259-5209.

tSTARS Redskins Cheerleader tryouts, 5-8 p.m. April 4-6 at Crossgates School, 3901 Shady Lawn. Information: 419-382-9308.

tMetroparks Mutts, 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 4 at Swan Creek Preserve, Yager Center, 4139 Girdham Rd. Search the flood plain for signs of spring and discuss health concerns of dog owners. Dogs must be leashed, licensed, vaccinated, and socialized to get along with other dogs. Reservations required: 419-407-9700.

tPlanting, Growing, and Learning at Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. April 5. Tips from a Master Gardener on getting gardens ready for spring. Gardener. Registration required: 419-259-5307.

tToledo Botanical Garden, the newest Metropark: learn about TBG programs and services, 10:15 a.m. April 5 at Wildwood Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. Coffee and rolls at 50 cents each, 9:30 a.m.

tThe WWII Years: America Becomes a World Power, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays from April 6 go May 11 at the Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. Documentary films, exhibits, lectures, and discussions.

tWhy Can t I Get Published? a video conference and discussion from the Main Library downtown about getting work published, 10-11 a.m. April 8, Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. Registration required: 419-259-5307.

tPierogi sale by the dozen: cheese, kraut, and potato available at $7.50 per dozen: pick up from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 7 at PRCUA Hall, 5255 North Detroit Ave. Call 419-475-6262 to order.

tHam-a-Rama, 6 p.m. April 8 at the Przybylski Post, 2810 Airport Hwy. Bakery and craft booth, ham raffles, poker table, bingo, ham wheel, Big 6 wheel.

tSpring dinner dance, 6-10 p.m. April 8 at Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st St. $8 with pizza dinner; $5 for dance only. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Music by the Sounds Great Band include tunes from the 40s to the 60s and polkas, waltzes, line dances, and requests. For all ages.

tTea in the Solarium, noon-3 p.m. April 7 at Wildwood Preserve Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. $6. No reservations,


t Connect to Creativity teen art show at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., on the second floor, through Saturday. The show features more than 100 paintings, works of art and furniture from area youths, grades 6-12. An Artist Reception and Open House is Saturday from 3-4 p.m. in the McMaster Center and lobby. The show is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.

t Mill Youth Center 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 Gladiolus Bulb auction 1 p.m. Sunday at the Maumee Masonic Lodge, 119 West Wayne St., Maumee.

t NW Ohio Toledo Blade Spelling Bee regional contest, 6:30 p.m. today at Owens Community College, Mainstage Theatre, Oregon Road. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7421.

t World Cultures film: My Beautiful Laundrette, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Mainstage Theatre, Owens Community College, Oregon Road. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7523.

t Talent Show to take place at Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, 10542 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, March 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Volunteers needed to share their talent, must be under 10 minutes per performance, prizes for best talent, open to the public.

t Blood Drive, sponsored by The Junior League of Toledo, to be April 1, at the Wildwood Athletic Club, 2865 North Reynolds Rd., No.100. Schedule an appointment to donate from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. by calling 419-534-3138.


t St. Jude Dream Home tickets are on sale, with a chance to win the $245,000 house 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 at all area Meijer locations, Hancock Fabrics stores or by visiting Information: 1-800-831-7061. Drawing, April 30.

t Carnival and Celebrity Basketball Game, by the Holland-Springfield Alumni Association, tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in the Springfield High School field house, 1470 South McCord Rd., Holland. The Blue Devils staff play 13ABC News Team at 7 p.m. Dinner available. Benefits the Scholarship Fund.

t Benefit Dinner for Jessica Keith for medical expenses will be Saturday at Speedway Lounge, 5626 Benore Rd., from 2-8 p.m. Cost is $10 a dinner with Barb s Chicken or Tammy s Lasagna, live entertainment and 50/50 raffle. Donations accepted. Call 419-729-9182.

t Great Chili Cook-Off, to benefit Mobile Meals of Toledo, Saturday at Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Media Teams will compete noon-2 p.m.; restaurant, amateur and corporate teams will compete noon-4 p.m. Media awards will be announced at 2 p.m. and all others at 4 p.m. Entertainment, children s activities, car display, concessions and chef demonstrations, a free will offering will be collected at the door.

t Spaghetti Dinner JROTC fund-raiser is Saturday, at Springfield High School, 1470 South McCord Rd., dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. with silent auction during, and drill show at 7:30 p.m.

t Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Helping Hands of St. Louis, 459 6th St., and sponsored by the Exchange Club of Greater Maumee Bay, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Helping Hands of St. Louis. Cost is $5 adults, $4 seniors and $3 kids under 12.

t Celebration of Art at St. Anthony School, live and silent auctions, one-of-a-kind masterpieces by pint-size Picassos, cash bar and hors d oeuvres, today at Sunrise Park & Banquet Center, 1460 Woodville Rd., Millbury, doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bidding begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the school office by calling 734-854-1160, or at the door.

t Used Book/Media and Uniform Sale, to benefit Gesu School, in the Sullivan Center, 2045 Parkside Blvd., 5-7 p.m. March 28 and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29. Information: 419-536-5634 or 419-531-5317.

t Garage sale to benefit Serenity Farm, Inc., at the F.O.P. building at the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green, March 30 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 1 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pancake breakfast offered all three days. To donate good used items, call 419-833-1308. April 1 will be $3 bag sale.

t Shirt Off Your Back music concert will be held at the Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Dr., to benefit The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo, Christian Health Ministries and Feed Your Neighbor Food Bank, March 31 at 7 p.m. All you need for admission is a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank or baby product for the Pregnancy Center. A free-will offering will also be taken. For directions go to

t Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, will be at the Northern Light Lodge, 119 West Wayne St., Maumee, April 1 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns, coffee, juice and baked goods, all-you-can-eat for $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

t MS Walk to raise money for The Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be April 2 to begin at the University of Toledo, Health Ed. Building. Participants are encouraged to register ahead of time at or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS. You can also register the day of the walk from 8-9 a.m. There are three different routes: 1 mile, 5 miles or 10 miles, with plenty of rest-stops, food and fun.

t Boy Scout Dinner and Silent Auction to take place at the Pinnacle in Maumee for the Maumee Northwest district, Erie Shores Council, April 4. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Items for the silent auction are needed. To donate an item please call 419-410-4210. For ticket information call 419-241-7293.

t Blue Ribbon Gala, Children are Beary Special will be held April 8 at the Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., 6-9 p.m., with dinner, musical entertainment, silent auction & Teddy Bear raffle. Donation of $75 per person will benefit The Exchange Club Center For The Prevention of Child Abuse of Northwest Ohio. Information: 419-243-8505.


t YMCA Storer Camps is accepting applications for youth entering grades 2-12, offering one and two-week resident camping programs, teen leadership development programs and exciting adventure trips. Located at 7260 South Stony Lake Rd., in the beautiful Irish Hills of southeast Michigan. Sessions begin June 18. Information: 1-800-536-8607 or go to

t YMCA/JCC Summer Camps offers a variety of summer programs: child care, day camp, teen camp, sports camps, specialty camps, day tripper programs and overnight camping at YMCA Storer Camps. Information: 419-725-7866 or go to

t Rossford Recreation Center summer camps are June 5-Aug. 11; registration forms now available, 400 Dixie Hwy. Baseball Buddies Camp, for boys and girls ages 7 & 8, will be Thursdays in April from 6-7 p.m. Registration deadline is March 27. Fee is $15. Call 419-666-2905.

t Camp SUPERKIDS, the American Lung Association of Ohio s resident camp, is accepting applications and is offered free of charge for boys and girls ages 7-12 who are under a physician s care for asthma. The camp will be held at Camp Libbey, Defiance, from June 18-23. Assistance for transportation may be available. Children who participate will take part in an asthma education program designed just for them. Camp SUPERKIDS is under the medical direction of Dr. David Hufford, a pediatric pulmonologist from Toledo. All pre-applications must be received by May 1, full applications are due May 15. Pre-application brochures are available by calling 1-800-231-LUNG or may be downloaded from

t Catholic Club Summer Camp for ages 5-14 is accepting registration, 1601 Jefferson Ave., open 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Financial assistance is available. Information: 419-243-7255.

t Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp, July 2-7, will take place at Canters Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Youth between the ages of 12 and 18, both 4-H and non-4-H, are eligible to attend. For entry requirements and registration information visit or call 740-286-4058. Registrations are due by June 10.

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.


t AFSCME Retiree 1184, Sub-chapter 109, will meet at 10 a.m. on March 27 at AFSCME Headquarters, 420 South Reynolds Rd. Speaker will be Toledo Fire Chief Michael Bell. 419-478-7392.

t American Legion Dunberger Post 537 and its Auxiliary will meet today at 8 p.m., 4529 Pickle Rd., Oregon, Buckeye Boys and Girls State delegates will be announced.

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. April 30 and May 14.

t Artist Club to meet twice a month for hands-on activities and guest speakers, meeting at the Arts Council office, 134 West South Boundary St., Suite. T, Perrysburg. Information: Arts Council, 419-873-2787 or go to

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

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.

tDaughters of the American Revolution will meet April 1 at 1 p.m. at the Holland Library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Members will meet at 11 a.m. at Chilis Restaurant, 6505 Centers Dr., for lunch prior to the meeting. Information: 419-381-0446.

t Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will have their Networking Luncheon today at Sunrise Park & Banquet Center, 1460 Woodville Rd., doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch at Noon. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

t Genealogy by Computer Society meets the 2nd Saturday each month at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., at 1 p.m. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-382-6559 or go to

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

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 each month at Bay Park Hospital. Improve public speaking 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 Historical Society of Bedford will meet April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, Mich., public is welcome.

t IPMS/Toledo Plastic Modelers meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at Rider s Hobbies of Toledo, Starlight Plaza Shopping Center, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania, at 6:30 p.m. Information: 419-472-9163.

t Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour, Wednesday in the school semester, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Student Union 3020, University of Toledo 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 Lucas County Retired Teachers to meet at Noon on Wednesday at the Clarion Westgate on Secor Rd. in the Atrium Room. Lunch will be available for $14 per person.

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 every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5311 Airport Hwy., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Public guild, open to all brands of machines. Dues per meeting is $2. Information:419-841-5373 or email Diane at

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 meets the first Thursday of the month except June, July and August at the Maumee Senior Center, 2450 South Detroit Ave., at 2 p.m. 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 Mudjaw Bowmen Archery Club is holding their Annual Reverse Raffle on April 29 beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 and includes meal and raffle number. For tickets call 734-848-4097.

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

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 invites military veterans, their spouses and friends, to hear William Schurk present Having fun with popular songs from the World War II era , Monday at 7:30 p.m., 130 West Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.

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 Real Estate Investment Association meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:45 p.m. at Sullivan Hall behind Gesu Parish, 2049 Parkside Blvd., April 11 is the Vendor s Fair. Information: 419-843-3094 or 419-283-8427.

t Rotary Club of Toledo meets Mondays at Noon at Zenobia Shriners, 1511 Madison, information: 419-241-7060 or email

t St. Luke s Hospital Auxiliary will meet Monday at 10 a.m. in the Auditorium. Registration will begin at 9:30. Program will be Aging With Humor. Lunch for $4, guests welcome. Spring Tea will be at 1:30 p.m. March 31. Guests welcome.

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,

t Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays each month at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie s Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-893-9759 or go to

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 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

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:

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 each month September through May at Way Public Library, 101 Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. For all level photographers. Information: 419-849-3108.

t VFW Post 4906 Ladies Auxiliary will have nominaitons and elections on April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2161 Consaul. 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. Needlework, card games, dining out, 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:

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. Free to all. Information: 419-539-6810 or


t This Beautiful Republic with special guest Vanderbee will be in concert at 7 p.m. April 1 at The Highlands, New Life Tabernacle, 6023 Summerfield Rd. Information: 734-279-2160.


t Spring Craft Show Saturday, Woodmore High School, Elmore. Information: 419-862-2968.

t Spring Craft Bazaar, Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 4069 West Sylvania Ave. Soup and sandwich lunch available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All day bake sale.

t Spring Craft Show, Saturday at Blissfield Elementary School, 630 South Lane St., Blissfield, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bake sale and lunch available. Information: 517-486-4116.

t Spring Craft Show, Saturday at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Over 80 crafters, lunch and refreshments are available. All proceeds benefit the school.


t Anthony Wayne Schools Kindergarten registration is underway for children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 30, 2006. An informational meeting is scheduled for April 4 at 7 p.m. at Monclova Primary School, 8035 Monclova Rd., Monclova. Kindergarten screening will be held the last two weeks of April. Parents should call their prospective primary school between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Monclova Primary: 419-865-9408, Waterville Primary 419-878-2436, Whitehouse Primary 419-877-0543.

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 ages 5 to adult.

t Astronomy for the family, University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, Bancroft Street campus. Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Spring Skies over Toledo, March 24-31. Saturdays at 1 p.m., Our Planet and the Sun and Moon, March 4-25. Admission, $4 for adults, $3 for ages 3 and older and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650 or visit

t Bedford Child Development Center, new child care facility for children 6 weeks to 12 years, is open to serve surrounding communities. The center is open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 734-847-5730.

t Boating Education course by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Saturday at Gander Mountain, 1320 Holland-Sylvania Rd., Holland from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 fee for cost of materials, pre-registration is required. Call 419-836-6003.

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 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 COSI Toledo is hosting a program for Home Educators and their families to introduce the benefits COSI has to offer homeschoolers, Tuesday, 2:30-5 p.m., 1 Discovery Way. The event is free to homeschooling families.

t Eagle Academy is accepting student applications for fall for grades K-6 until tomorrow. Applications available at the school, 2014 Consaul St., or by calling 419-691-4876.

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

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 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., 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 by Toledo Public Schools Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program, will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 1530 North Superior St., Summit Annex second floor, room 232. Call 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 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 Lake Erie Academy is accepting enrollment applications for the 2006-2007 school year, grades K-8, until April 10. Applications are available from the school, 2740 West Central Ave., or by calling 419-475-3786. An open house is scheduled for May 1, 4-6 p.m.

t Lecture Series 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, 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 Pottery classes by the Toledo Potters Guild, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., for ages 14 through adult. Clay class also available for children ages 7-18. Information: 419-535-6937 or go to

t Project ABC Family Arts Lab on 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., $5 per 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 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. For ages 18 or older who have completed 10th grade or more; have 30 days or more experience on the roof; must show a driver s license or birth certificate.

t Sauder Village Spring class schedule is now available online at, or call 419-446-2541 or 1-800-590-9755.

t Swim Lessons for beginner and intermediate levels at Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee. Six-week sessions Saturdays, 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. Details: 419-865-0251 ext. 3611 or visit

t Toledo Accelerated Academy, 2913 South Republic Blvd., is accepting enrollment applications from March 27-April 14, for grades 6-12. An Open House is scheduled for March 30 from 4-7 p.m. To schedule a school visit: 419-539-7173.

t Wildwood Environmental Academy is accepting applications for fall, grades K-8, through March 24. Forms available at the school, 1546 Dartford Rd., Maumee. Parents may also schedule a school visit. Information: 419-868-9885.

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.


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.

t Youth Job & Career Fair, sponsored by the Youth Council of Lucas County, will be Tuesday at The Source, 1301 Monroe St. Companies and organizations with jobs, career information or volunteer opportunities for youth should attend. Youth ages 14-21 will be on hand to apply for jobs, learn about careers and education options and seek volunteer opportunies. For information on table space call 419-213-6270 or email

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

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. 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

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

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

Fish Fries

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 through April 14. Lake perch, shrimp, dessert.

t Christ Dunberger Post 537, Sons of American Legion, Pickle Rd., March 31 and April 14 from 5-8 p.m., $6 for adults, $4 for children, take outs available. Information: 419-691-5946.

t Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Lane, in the Activities Bldg., 5-8 p.m. April 7, to benefit Boy Scout Troop 263. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Carry out available.

t Commodore Perry VFW 3338, Fridays 4-8 p.m., 2231 South St., through April 28.

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, fish.

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. March 24 and April 7, 5-8 p.m., adults $7, children $3.

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

t Little Flower Church, 5522 Dorr St., tomorrow and April 7. Adults $7.50, Seniors $6.50 & Children $4. Pizza and carryout available. Tickets available at the door. Handicap accessible. Information: 419-537-6655.

t Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, every Friday 5-8 p.m. cost $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken also available.

t Mayfair-Plymouth Church, men s group, 5253 Bennett Rd., all-you-can eat fish dinner with fries, coleslaw, rolls, beverage and homemade desserts, tomorrow and April 7 from 5-7 p.m., dine in or carry-out. Cost: $7 adults and $4 children under 12.

t New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd., Holland, tomorrow from 4:30-7:30 p.m., $7 adults, $3 children 12 and under, carry-out available. Information: 419-385-3888.

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

t Progressive Fishing Association, 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, every Friday from 5-8 p.m., through April 28. Information: 419-877-9909.

t Regina Coeli Parish, 600 Regina Pkwy, 4:30-7 p.m. March 31. Adults $6; children $4.

t Samaria OES, at Samaria Masonic Lodge, 1660 Samaria Rd., $7 adults, $3.50 children 8 and under, fish, cole slaw, potatoes, rolls and dessert.

t St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 North Haven Ave., every Friday through April 14, 5-7 p.m. in the Siena Center Gym.

t St. Jerome Church, 300 Warner St., Walbridge, 5-8 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Lake Erie Yellow Perch and/or Shrimp, salad bar, macaroni and cheese. Adults $9, seniors $8.50, kids grades K-5 $4.50. Takeouts available.

tSt. Paul s Episcopal, 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 at 798 South Coy Rd. Alaskan walleye dinners with dessert.

t St. Richard, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, March 31 from 5-7:30 p.m. and April 14, from 4-7 p.m. $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3.50 for children and $7 for carry-outs. All-you-can-eat fish, au-gratin or baked potato, cole slaw, roll, drink and dessert. Hot dogs available for kids.

tSt. Rose Boy Scout Troop 167 and Knights of Columbus Council 7978, 5-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 in the new St. Rose cafeteria, 215 East Front St., Perrysburg. Baked goods available.

tSt. Thomas Aquinas Lenten fish fry, 5-7 p.m. every Friday, through April 14 at 729 White St. Alaskan pollock meals. Half price fish or pizza dinners for children. Open to the public.

t Samaria OES at Samaria Masonic Lodge, 1660 Samaria Rd., every Friday until April 14, 5-7 p.m., $7 adults, $3.50 for children 8 and under.

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., $6.

t VFW Post 2898, March 24 from 5-7 p.m., all you can eat for $6.50, 3925 West Alexis Rd., call 419-473-9649.

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

tVFW 4906 at 2161 Consaul St., 5 p.m. March 31. Lake Erie perch, shrimp, frog legs.


t Aquatic arthritis exercise and tai chi in a warm water therapeutic pool, 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 Families of Special Needs members are invited to an outreach event hosted by WGTE, March 30 at 7 p.m., 1270 South Detroit Ave. The event is being held in conjunction with The Teachings of Jon, a documentary about a 40-year-old man severely and profoundly affected by Down Syndrome. In addition, three local families will be on hand to tell their stories of life with a child with special needs. The event is free and open to the public, reservations are required. Call WGTE s Outreach Dept. at 419-380-4638 or email

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 receive up to $50 for in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-441-3322.

t Mercy Health Partners to offer classes in Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and more, at Mercy Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, 3930 Sunforest Ct., call 419-251-8430; and aquatic classes for babies, prenatal exercise and arthritis at Mercy Center for Health Promotion at St. Charles, 1001 Isaac Streets Dr., Oregon. call 419-696-7203.

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 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, $58. Day or evening classes. 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 at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call: 419-691-9451.

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.


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School Plays

t Fassett Middle School presents Seussical The Musical at 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon, 7 p.m. today, and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students K-12, for information call 419-693-0455.

t Whiteford High School will present You re a Good Man Charlie Brown at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 students and seniors and $10 general admission. For advanced tickets call 734-856-4869 or 734-652-9345.

t Gateway Middle School presents Oklahoma at 7 p.m. March 30 and 7:30 p.m. March 31 and April 1 in the Gateway Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.

t Evergreen High School will present Bye Bye Birdie in the Evergreen Middle School gym, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets are $7 adults and $5 students. For ticket information call 419-644-2951 ext. 1121.

t Anthony Wayne High School Drama Department presents Godspell at 8 p.m. on March 31 and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on April 1, in the Roy Williamson Performing Arts Center, 5967 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse. Tickets are $7 for students and adults.

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