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Bowling Green

•Monday Mysteries book club: Outstanding Firsts by award winning authors, 7 p.m., first floor meeting room, Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St. Oct. 23: China Trade or Concourse by S.J. Rozan. Nov. 20: Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron.

•Romance Readers book club: Touch the Wind by Janet Dailey at 7 p.m. Oct. 30; The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber, 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at Wood County District Public Library, North Main Street.

t Immunization clinics open Mondays through Fridays at Wood County Health Department, 1840 East Gypsy Lane.

Grand Rapids

t Lantern Tour: Ghosts of Providence, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27-28, Providence Metropark's Historical Area, 13827 U.S. 24 West. Meet characters from long ago that dwell in the ghost town of Providence, Ohio. Not recommended for children under 5. Cost: $5. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t Halloween on the Canal, Providence Metropark's Historical Area on U.S. 24 West, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Take the family for free canal-boat rides for those in costume.

t Canal Experience, Providence Metropark, Kimble's Landing, 12 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29. Journey along the banks of the restored Miami and Erie Canal in the mule-drawn canal boat, visit the Isaac Ludwig Mill for some stone-ground cornmeal, and shop the General Store.

t Noon lunches for seniors 60 and older, Fridays, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg St. Donation, $2.


t Teen Advisory Board meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Holland branch library, South McCord Road; teens invited to give ideas for teen programs, music, magazines, and books. Snacks provided.

t Club 16 Halloween party for families, 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at 316 South King Rd. Child, $1. Parents are free. Candy, hayride, maze, family activities.

t Card party, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 24 at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Prizes, refreshments. Tickets, $5.

t Feather party, Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Holland American Legion at 1074 Clarion Ave. Ham and turkey raffles, games, prizes, food.

t Holland-Springfield-Spencer Historical Society meeting will feature a talk, "History of Medicine," by Robert Glad, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Providence Lutheran Church, Airport Highway.


t Safe Sitter classes at St. Luke's Hospital, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Monclova Road. Cost, $35, includes lunch and snacks. Call: 419-897-8484.

t Pancake-and-sausage breakfast with eggs strata,

8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 4, Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd. Adults, $5. Children ages 5-10, $2. Free for ages 4 and under. Tickets at the door.


•Providence block watch, 7-8 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at Neapolis Church of Christ, Main Street. Information: 419-832-8700.


•"Frontline: The Enemy Within," video will be shown 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19 by the WBGU-PBS Program Club at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Discussion at 11:30 a.m.

•Book sale of the Friends of the Way Library, 4-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at the library, East Indiana Avenue.

•Lectures at the library: "Song Stories" about George Gershwin and other popular composers, 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue. Piano played by George Kalbouss, free refreshments. "U.S. Energy Dilemma" lecture by Don Lieder, 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

•Photo competitions: Farm Scenes, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 program at the meeting of the TOPICS Camera Club, Way Public Library, East Indiana Ave. Guests welcome. Information: 419-849-3108.

•Classic film: 42nd Street, a musical with Ginger Rogers, 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue. Foreign Film, The Dish, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, in English. Admission and refreshments are free.

•Community Halloween bingo, 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, 10542 Fremont Pike. Prizes and refreshments. Free to the public.

•Annual fall dinner and bake sale, Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at 25877 Scheider Rd. Stuffed cabbage rolls, beef pies, rice pilaf, salad, and pastry. Adults, $12. Child age 12-and-under, $7. Gift shop open; guided tours hourly. Reservations for groups of 10 or more: 419-874-3509.

•How to travel, a workshop: 7-9 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, and 16 by Blade freelance travel writers, Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue. In 3 parts.

•577 Foundation classes: window mosaic, advanced digital photography, Chinese cooking, jewelry classes, and more for adults. Youth pottery, and story times for ages 2-3 with an adult. Reservations and fees: 419-874-4174, days.

Reynolds Corners

t Yoga for Teens, October 21, 2 p.m. at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Introductory class in yoga. Registration required; 419-259-5303. Free.

t Puppet-Palooza, 7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 19, Reynolds Corners branch library, Dorr Street. Grades K-4 enjoy a four-week puppet extravaganza of shows and puppet craft. Registration required.


•Halloween outdoor movie for the family, Rossford Public Library, 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Take lawn chairs or blankets and snacks. Call 419-666-0924 to register.


•Flapjacks in the fall, free Sunday breakfast from 9 am. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Swanton fire station at 432 Church St. All you can eat pancake breakfast with eggs and sausage. Free will donation accepted.

•Sign language class for ages 8 to adult, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St. Free. Register: 419-826-2760.

•Fall stories, games, crafts for grades K- 2, 4-4:45 p.m. Oct. 20 at Swanton Public Library, Chestnut Street. Call to register.

•Flu shot clinic, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St. Sponsored by Visiting Nurses and Hospice of Williams and Fulton counties. Cost is $30 for flu shot and $35 for pneumonia vaccine. For persons 18 through 64 years. Free to those 65 years and older. Information: 419-826-2760.

t Fall prairie seed collecting, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Oak Openings Preserve, 4659 Airport Hwy. Take a brown bag to help collect seeds. Register: 419-407-9701.

t Metroparks Mutts: Tricks and Treats at Oak Openings Preserve, Airport Highway, Buehner Center, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Admire the changing leaves and signs of the season. Treats for dogs and their human companions. Costumes welcome! Free. Register: 419-407-9700.

•t Toddler Trails, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 1. An outdoor, multi-sensory nature exploration, especially for ages 18 months to 3 years and their adult companions. Dress for outdoor weather. Register: 419-407-9700.

t Teens work off library fines at Swanton Public Library, Chestnut Street, during October: $2.50 credit per half hour of work. Teens must sign themselves up. Call 419-826-2760.


t Fall Fantasia Dance, 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Stanahan Theater Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Music by Johnny Knorr Orchestra, door prizes, snacks. Tickets, $5 at the door. Free admission for Paramount Elite or Medigap members. Open to all ages, couples and singles.

t "Birds of Costa Rica" by bird tour guide Matt Kemp, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Anderson's Activity Center, 1833 South Holland-Sylvania Rd., south of Airport Highway. Talk features birds of the Rancho Naturalista area southeast of San Jose. A program of the Toledo Naturalists' Association.

t Hosta diseases and pests, a talk by guest speaker, C.H. Falstead of the American Hosta Society, 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the meeting of the Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society, in the Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, Elmer Drive. Free and open to the public.

•Rummage sales: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Oct. 19-20 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4725 Dorr St. Also, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at St. Clement's Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd; lunch available. Also, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Collingwood United Methodist Church, 701 Phillips Ave. Last day clothing bag sales.

t Fall Color Walk, Secor Metropark, Nature Photography Center parking lot, 10 a.m. Oct. 21, 10000 West Central Ave., Berkey. Explore the trails during the peak of fall color.

t Public Meeting: Swan Creek Preserve General Management Plan update, Swan Creek Yager Center, Airport Highway. Open house, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Presentations at 5 and 7 p.m. Public input needed for new designs for park improvement.

t Indoor garage sale at Mayores Senior Center, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at 2 Aurora Gonzalez Dr. Table rentals: 419-242-1144.

•Spaghetti dinner by Musiqua Unit Ladies of Dendarah Court (Lady Shriners), noon-5 p.m. Oct. 22 at Fort Industry Masonic Lodge, 5025 Secor Rd. Half price for ages 9 and under.

t "Turning Real Life into Fiction," a talk by novelist Chris Crutcher, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, McMaster Center at Main Library, Michigan Street. Author of young adult books such as Sledding Hill, Ironman, and The Deep End. Book signing follows.

• Big Woods Hike at Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Glendale Entrance, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 1. Enjoy a brisk lunchtime hike on the Yellow Trail.

t Paper Lanterns, October 23, 4 - 5 p.m. Grades K-5

create their own paper lanterns, South branch library, 1736 Broadway.

t Halloween for ages 3-5 and their adult companions, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Swan Creek Preserve, Yager Center, 4659 Airport Hwy. Halloween craft, games and snack. Then take a nature walk to search for creepy crawlies in the park. Wear a costume! Reservations: 419-407-9700.

•Haunted Happenings, Oct. 26, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. for grades K-4 at Heatherdowns branch library, Glanzman Road. Spooks abound in our celebration of tricks and treats and things that go bump in the night. Costumes optional.

•Oktoberfest! on Oct. 31, 4 - 5 p.m. for grades K-6 at Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. Celebrate Halloween with a hayride, hot apple cider, and donuts!

•Spooktacular Halloween, Oct. 28, 2 - 4 p.m. for grades K-6 at Main Library, 325 North Michigan St. Celebrate Halloween with sorcerer-magician, Dennis Weigel. Using magic, he will spin tales of tradition and symbolism based on ancient lore. Trick-or-Treat parade for kids after the show. Dress in costume and bring your own treat sack! Registration is required: 419-259-5231.

t Tea in the Solarium, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 12 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Join the Manor House Volunteers as they present the last tea of the season. Set tea, $6. Additional items 60 cents each. Reservations recommended but not required: 419-825-1793. Fee: $ 6.00.

t Full Moon Walk, Swan Creek Preserve, Yager Center, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 5. A night hike to learn moon lore while exploring the wonders of nature at night. Groups welcome with reservations.


•2006 Cemetery Walk, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Wakeman Cemetery, 621 Farnsworth Rd at Waterville-Swanton Road. Rain date, Oct. 29. Tour led by guides and local historians in 19th century costume who will discuss early pioneer families of the area and Revolutionary War and War of 1812 veterans buried in the cemetery. Copies of Walking through the Wakeman: A Reading of the Gravestones by John and Verna Rose of the Waterville Historical Society, available for purchase. Free event. Refreshments served in the First Presbyterian Church basement next door.

•OTAKU Anime Club for teens will meet 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Waterville branch library, Michigan Avenue. Dress as your favorite anime or manga character. Nov. 16 meeting features a Japanese buffet, anime appetizers and Manga munchies.

•Halloween Magic with the Sorcerer, for grades K-4, at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Waterville branch library, Michigan Avenue. Magician Dennis Weigel will perform. Creepy Treats for Teens, 4 p.m. Oct. 24. Treats to make and eat. Register for all programs.

•Annual Halloween Happening and trick or treat downtown, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26, sponsored by the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce. Trick or treat at participating businesses where Boo the ghost signs are displayed; trick or treat also at the Chamber parking lot. The Village trick or treat night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

•Creepy Treats for Teens, 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Waterville branch library, Michigan Avenue. Goodies and treats to make and eat. Register now.

•Book discussion group meets 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Waterville branch library, Michigan Avenue, to discuss the mystery novel set in New England, Red Leaves, written by Paullina Simons. Open to all.

•Soup and pie suppers, 4:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, October through April at Waterville American Legion Hall, 210 Mechanic St. $5 for all the soup you wish, plus pie.


t Clothing Closet sales of gently used clothing, 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St. Donations of gently used, clean clothing accepted every day except Thursday and Friday. Donations left outside that become weather damaged will be thrown away.

Wood County

t Halloween Folklore Fun Fest for the family, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 21 at Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Haunted museum tours, horse-drawn hay rides, live music, cider pressing, nature hikes, and kids' games and crafts. Haunted storytelling by children's writer Melanie Stinson, and treats for all visitors. Parking, admission are free. Information: 1-800-321-1897.

t Make rustic crafts, 7-8 p.m. Oct. 23 at Park District Headquarters, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Make candle holder, decorate glass bottles, and decorate pumpkins to take. All supplies provided; take a clear glass bottle to decorate. Program fee, $15. Register: www.wcparks.org or 1-800-321-1897.

t "Using the National Archives for Military Research: Collecting the Family Military History," by speaker Tom Boltz at the Wood County OGS monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St., Bowling Green. Open to the public.

t Hollywood as History: roundtable discussion, 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Wood County Historical Museum, County Home Road in Bowling Green. Watch film clips and discuss the accuracy of Hollywood as history. Donation, $2; free for Historical Society members. Reservations: 419-352-0967.

t Volunteers: Native seed cleaning, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 19 and 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Park District Headquarters. Park clean up from 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 28 at Knight Nature Preserve. Register: www.wcparks.org or 1-800-321-1897.

t Kitchen of Hope hearty lunch, free for Wood County residents who have limited incomes, and for senior citizens, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Ave.


•"Fire and Fiber" art exhibit to feature work from glass, steel and bronze sculptor Jack Schmidt and fiber artist Marcia Derse, at Owens Community College's Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, now through Nov. 11. Admission is free, open to the public Monday and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2721.

•Public meetings on Fallen Timbers battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site in Maumee, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lamb Center at Side Cut Metropark, 1025 West River Rd., Maumee. Meetings will solicit input on park General Management Plans and other aspects of park development. Oct. 19: Review the plan for educational programs at the sites. Oct. 26: Review the development plan for the sites. The historical site includes Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fallen Timbers Monument, on opposites sides of U.S. 24, as well as Fort Miamis on River Road.

•Model train show by Division One of the National Model Railroad Association, during mall hours Oct. 27-29 at Woodville Mall, Woodville Road, Northwood. Clubs or individuals invited to participate. To display or show your model trains, call Bob Rude, 419-474-1355 after 5 p.m. Tables provided by the mall.

•Senior Scams, free presentation by the Better Business Bureau, Nov. 1 at the St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St., at 11 a.m. Open to the public. Call 419-841-5597.

•Stranahan Elementary School is planning a 50th anniversary celebration and looking for past graduates and staff members. To be involved in the planning, call Bob Biglin, 419-824-8614.

t World Cultures film series: Owens Community College, 7:30 p.m., Center for Performing Arts, mainstage theater, Oregon Road campus. Oct. 27: Japanese animated feature, Spirited Away. Nov. 17: Indian film Monsoon Wedding. Free.

•Indoor Rocket-Ball, offered by the University of Toledo Baseball Team, every Sunday from Nov. 5-Dec. 10 (except Thanksgiving weekend); teams play one hour each week with games starting anytime 1-4:45 p.m. Information: 419-530-3097 or visit www.utrockets.com on the baseball page.

•Veterans Benefits seminar, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Windhaven Eldercare, 667 West Sterns Rd., Temperance. Discussion will include aid and attendant benefits for wartime veterans and/or their surviving spouses. For reservations call 1-800-850-5504. Seminar is free and open to the public.

•Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation seeking nominations for the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Graduates of any of the Sylvania Schools will be considered. Nomination forms available from the school offices. Information: 419-824-8553.


•Safe Halloween Coupon Book, for free Burger King food available for a $1 donation to benefit Easter Seals Northwestern Ohio during October.

•Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October will be recognized by the St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St., who will open its doors to the public for a $10 donation to Northwest Ohio chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Donors will receive a t-shirt and have their name displayed on a pink ribbon in the lobby. Details: 419-841-5597.

•Sweets for the Sweet, an evening of signature desserts, entertainment and a silent auction at Franciscan Care Center, at Lourdes College in Sylvania, to benefit their resident activity programs, Oct. 20 from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Reservations: 419-882-6582 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

•Black Swamp Soiree, an elegant evening in the Wildwood Manor House on Oct. 21, to benefit expansion of Pearson Metropark, one of the last remaining pieces of the Great Black Swamp. The evening's 1800s theme will include music, dancing, a tavern in the lower level with poker and black jack, silent auction, magician, and a fortune teller. Food will include roast turkey, bread pudding, corn bread, and mud pie. Tickets are $100; call 419-407-9700.

•Howling Good Halloween Contest and adoptathon to benefit the Toledo Humane Society, Oct. 21 at Karnik Pet Lodge, 2921 Fairbanks Ave., off Central Avenue strip. Dress your pets in their favorite costumes, $10 entry per category, pre-register the day of the event starting at 8:30 a.m. For information: 419-841-6621.

•Wine Tasting to benefit the Maumee Valley Historical Society, at the Wolcott House, 1031 River Rd., Oct. 27 from 7-9 p.m. Wine expert, Nick Kubiak, from The Andersons, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and door prizes. Cost is $30. Reservations are required: 419-893-9602.

•Chili Cook Off, to benefit Women Blessing Women and its mission to help area women break the cycle of poverty, in the St. Ursula Academy cafeteria, 4025 Indian Rd., Oct. 29, noon- 4 p.m. Donation will include samples of all chili entries, sides, and beverages. Pizza will also be available. Entertainment, raffles and children's games.

•Treasure sale to benefit Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Nov. 4-5, Nov. 11-12, and Nov. 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Westgate Shopping Center (former Gen's Hallmark). Items still needed for sale, rental space available, volunteers needed. Information: 419-470-2934.

•Christmas Stockings for Soldiers at the Whitehouse Library will be filled with goodies as part of Operation Support American Troops (OSOP). Contributions are welcome, call 419-875-6752.


•American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Hancock Fabrics, 5201 Airport Hwy. New members welcome.

•Artists Club meets twice a month for hands-on activities and guest speakers at the Arts Council office, 134 West South Boundary St., Suite T, Perrysburg. Information: 419-873-2787 or Perrysburgarts.org.

•Blissfield Model Railroad Club open house: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21-22, Nov. 18-19, Dec. 9-10, and Dec. 16-17 at 115 East Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. Weekly gatherings at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 am. Saturdays. Information: 517-486-2223, weekends.

•Bowling Green Skating clubs: Adults ages 18 and older 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.

•Church Women United to meet the first Tuesday in November and December, 9:30 a.m. at Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St. Information: 419-255-0886.

•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.

•Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets the first Thursday each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Information: 419-837-5653.

•Flower Hospital Auxiliary Health Happenings will be Oct. 25 in the hospital's 8th floor conference center, social hour at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon at Noon. Cost is $8.50. Call 419-882-6417.

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

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

•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 5:30-11 p.m. at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns, $7. Dining group formed for singles. Information: 734-856-8963 or visit www.toledosingles.com.

•Grand Rapids Club live music, Friday and Saturday nights. Admission charged. Information: 419-832-9915.

•Great Eastern Toastmasters of Oregon meet at 6:30 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at Bay Park Community Hospital. Improve public speaking , listening, and leadership skills. Information: 419-836-5556.

•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.

•Holey Toledo Knitters guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd., visitors welcome. Information: 419-537-9325.

•IPMS Toledo Plastic Modelers meets 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays each month, Rider's Hobbies of Toledo, Starlight Plaza Shopping Center, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania.

•Kaffeestunde German coffee hour, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the semester, University of Toledo student union 2562, Bancroft Street campus. Anyone interested in speaking German is welcome. Information: 419-530-5506.

•Lake Erie British Car Club has dinner meetings the second Wednesday each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by meeting. Information: 419-878-2041.

•Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting, first and third Wednesday each month except June through August, at Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie, Erie, Mich. Open to the public. Information: 734-856-7985.

•Lucas County Retired Teachers will meet Oct. 26 at noon at The Toledo Club, Madison and 14th St., lunch will be served. Bring a guest, and encourage new retirees to join. Cost is $16 per person. Call 419-826-7342 by Oct. 19.

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

•Machine Embroidery Guild meets the second Saturday every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5311 Airport Hwy., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or email d.give@accesstoledo.com.

•Maumee Bay Country Quilters Guild meets 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday except July and August at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon Room, Navarre Avenue, Oregon. Guest fee: $3. Information: 419-726-3849.

•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month, Lake Township Headquarters complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. and State Rt. 795. R C, Sail and Static. Boat runs are 1 p.m. the second Sunday each month. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.

•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.

•Monroe Camera Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at the church at 4010 North Custer, Monroe, Mich. Information: 734-243-3346.

•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.

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

•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. . Information: 419-472-4667.

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

•Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, noon the first and third Friday each month at Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.

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

•Panera's Professionals Book Club, newly formed "book talk" group of professionals, managers, and educators, meets for lunch the first Sunday each month at 1 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4050 Talmadge Rd. Nov. 5 book selection: Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick, a history of the first Thanksgiving. Information: 419-351-8254.

•Playwrights forum by the Harvest Theatre of Toledo, every other Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Information: 419-902-0608 or by email: bq@harvesttheatre.com.

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

•Quarter Century Wireless Association meets 9 a.m. every second Saturday at Big Boy Restaurant, 1405 Reynolds Rd., Maumee.

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

•Rotary Club of Toledo meets Mondays at noon at Zenobia Shrine, 1511 Madison, information: 419-241-7060 or email info@toledorotary.org.

•St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary to meet Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Hospital Auditorium. Lunch will follow meeting for $4, guests are welcome.

•Singles Group Bowling League is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday beginning Oct. 22 in Oregon. Information: 419-862-0098.

•Society for American Baseball Research, Roger Bresnahan/Mud Hens Chapter, will meet at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Packo's at the Park, corner of Washington and Superior Streets. SABR is an organization for baseball lovers of all ages, new members always welcome. Call 419-882-1301.

•Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo will meet Oct. 19 at Wernert's Corner Civic Assn. Hall, 5068 Douglas Rd., with get together at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

•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 www.toastmasters.org.

•Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden Community Room, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-478-7594 or visit www.toledocameraclub.com.

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

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

•Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, 7 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.

•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.

•Toledo Polish Genealogy Society meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St., visit website at www.geocities.com/tpgs02.

•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.

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

t Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month to improve communication skills, both speaking and listening. For meeting times and location call 419-536-9427.

•Trilby Recreation Counsel will meet Oct. 23 at Trilby Park Shelterhouse, 3125 Shawnee Rd., at 7 p.m. Information: 419-478-9919.

•VFW Post 4906, Past Presidents Club of the VFW, will meet Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the post, 617 Second St. Information: 419-698-2455.

•VFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at their post home, 1032 Sylvania Ave.

•VFW Post 8598 Ladies Auxiliary meets the 1st Monday each month at their post home, 1055 South Main St., Swanton.

•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.

•Westgate Toastmasters meet Fridays 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. Information: www.toastmasters.org.


•St. Paul United Church of Christ, 165 Toussaint St., Oak Harbor, will host The University Singers of Ohio Northern University, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. A free will offering will accepted to assist with the choir's tour expenses.


•Fall Craft Show and Bake Sale at East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St., Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All crafts are homemade. Tables still available. Call 419-691-2254.

•Fall Harvest Craft Show, Franciscan Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

•Craft Show and Bake Sale at River Point Ministries UMC, 5649 Suder Ave., 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28. Lunch available 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

•Crafters needed for Douglas Road Elementary PTA, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Kelly at 734-847-5083.

•Arts and Craft Show on Nov. 4 at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to benefit Newborns in Need of Northwest Ohio. Space is still available for crafters. Free parking and admission. Information: 419-865-4470.

•Craft show at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd., Nov. 3 from noon-8 p.m., swiss steak dinner available 4:30-6:30 for $6. Nov. 4 hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch available both days.

•Crafters needed for craft show at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave., Oregon, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tables are $15, call 419-698-8819 or 419-691-9701.

•Crafters needed for craft show at Northwood Church of God, 1838 South Coy Rd., Nov. 4. For table information call 419-693-8006.

•Fall Craft Show, for Saint Anthony Catholic Church, in Kenna Hall, 4635 Saint Anthony Rd., Temperance, Mich., Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Food, baked goods and hourly raffles.

•Crafters needed for fall craft show at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling St., Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 419-693-0751 ext. 217.

•Crafters needed for St. Michael's Church Craft Show, 510 West Front St., Monroe, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For table rental, call 734-269-2780.

•Holiday Craft Bazaar, at Sunset House, 4020 Indian Rd., Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., will feature over 30 crafters including jewelry, ceramics, pottery, soaps, candles, ornaments and more. Hot lunch will be available and raffles will be held.

•Crafters needed for Genoa Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Genoa Student and Community Activity Center, 2950 North Genoa Clay Center Rd., table rental is $40 for 8 foot table. Call 419-855-7781 ext. 18.


•ACT review and prep program, 7:45 a.m.-noon Oct. 21 at Archbold High School. Cost, $7. All five subjects will have review sessions. Register by Oct. 13 through your high school counselor. Information: 419-782-2921.

•Area college students explore transfer options, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Owens Community College, Oregon Road campus. Over 25 four-year colleges and universities from Ohio and Michigan will meet with students. Information: 567-661-7189.

•Adult Workforce Education Division of Four County Career Center near Archbold is registering for fall programs. For a complete list of classes: 1-800-589-3334 ext. 2703.

•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.

•Arts Council Lake Erie West to offer 'No More Starving Artists' series at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Marketing Your Art and Career is Nov. 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. Program is free, registration required. Information: 419-259-5209.

•Astronomy programs at the University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, Bancroft Street campus: Fridays from Oct. 20-27 at 7:30 p.m., "Horror Stories" and "Pluto's Plight." Saturdays to Oct. 29, 1 p.m., for children: "The Moon Witch." Observing of the skies offered after all evening programs, weather permitting. Admission, $5 for adults, $4 for ages 3-12 and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650 or visit www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.

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

•Business courses for job seekers and entrepreneurs, to be offered at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance. For course descriptions, costs and registration call 734-384-4127 or 734-384-4100, or register online at www.monroeccc.edu, or register in person.

•Childbirth education classes at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

•Children's art classes offered by the Toledo Artists Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 6-18. Information: 419-841-8153.

•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, Toledo-area Campus on Oregon Rd. Information: 567-661-7385.

•Distance Learning courses to be offered by the Community Partnership at no charge. For information visit www.communityprevention.org or call 419-866-3611.

•East Toledo Family Center is taking enrollment for their fall preschool program. Classes meet Monday-Thursday 8-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-4 p.m. Extended child care available. Program is free for those eligible for Head Start or the ELI program. Cost for those who do not qualify is $35 for preschool only or $70 for preschool and extended care. Information: 419-691-1429.

•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.

•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.

•English for speakers of other languages, Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 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.

•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. Information: 567-661-7357.

•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. to 2:30 p.m., 1530 North Superior St., Summit Annex second floor, room 232. Call 419-671-8700.

•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.

•GED test preparation offered at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. GED classes, practice tests to qualify for fee waiver forms, instruction in math, reading, and writing are offered at no charge. Free 5-class fast-track program with test offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

•GED Preparation Class for area residents to be offered at Owens Community College in the Workforce and Community Services building on Saturdays at 9 a.m. For information call 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.

•High School Writers Workshop is being offered at Owens Community College, open to all high school and home schooled students who will discuss and critique writing with college faculty, their peers, and several published authors, to meet on Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. in the Health and Activities Center Room 165 on the Toledo-area campus. The workshop is free and runs until Nov. 29. For more information call 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7385.

•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 nonrefundable fee required. Information: 419-382-3080.

•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.

•Medical Coding, Medical Transcription and Activity Professionals classes offered at Mercy College Continuing Professional Education, 2221 Madison Ave. Information: 419-251-1799 or go to www.mercycollege.edu.

•Pottery classes by the Toledo Potters Guild at 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 www.toledopottersguild.org.

•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.

•Read for Literacy Workshop to train tutors to work with adults will be Nov. 7, 9, 14, and 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Main branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Library, 325 North Michigan St. To register call 419-242-7323.

•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.

•Serenity Farms to offer class in 12-step model for addictions, Mondays at 4 p.m. for teens and 6:30 p.m. for adults, 12-week class uses horses and canine in an activity-based approach to kick addictions. Parenting 101 the Equine Assisted Learning way, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. four-week class uses communication and team work while parenting. Class size is limited, call 419-833-1308, Serenity Farm, Inc., 21870 Lemoyne Rd., Luckey.

•Spectrum to offer program on "Motivating Our Children to Excellence" designed for children and teens, ages 6-17, who are struggling academically. Program includes therapeutic activities and exercises to help children with learning strategies, social skills, self control, and self confidence. To register or get information: call 1-800-442-5753.

•Swim lessons and toddler water safety at Sunshine Children's Home, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee; geared to able-bodied children or children with disabilities who can participate without a personal attendant in the water, for children ages 3-10. Information: 419-865-0251 ext. 3611.

•Tae Kwon Do Classes to be offered at Monroe County Community College, 1555 South Raisinville Rd., Monroe, Mich. Each course is seven sessions, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., beginning Oct. 31, and Nov. 30. Cost is $49, open to ages 5 and up. To register call 734-384-4127.

•Wolcott House Museum Super Saturday programs for grades 3-6 on early American customs and traditions. Hands-on classes on Oct. 28, and Nov. 18, from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost, $10 per class. To register call 419-893-9602. Information: www.maumee.org/recreation/wolcott.htm.

•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 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.

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

Exchange students

•AFS-USA intercultural student exchange programs for American and foreign students: 1-800-AFS-INFO or visit www.afs.org/usa.

•Aspect Foundation seeking volunteer host families for high school students from countries such as the Ukraine, Armenia, and Tajikistan. Students are part of the U.S. 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: 1-800-US-YOUTH, or visit www.aspectfoundation.org.

•ASSE International Student Exchange program needs host families for ages 15-18 from various countries. Students fully insured; host families select student. Call 1-800-736-1760.

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

•EF Foundation for Foreign Study seeks host families for high school foreign exchange students. Information: 1-800-498-2487.

•Forte International Exchange Association is looking for families to host high school students (15-18 years old) from various countries. All students are prescreened, speak English, have medical insurance and their own spending money. Information: 888-866-9148.

•Foundation for Intercultural Travel is looking for host families for students from Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Spain, and various other countries. All students speak English, bring their own spending money, and have their own medical insurance. Families of all "types" are eligible to host. Call 1-877-439-7862.

•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.

•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.

•Ocean, a nonprofit 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.

•PAX Program of Academic Exchange is looking for host families for international high school students. PAX students are ages 15-18, speak English, have full insurance coverage and their own spending money. Private rooms not required, and single parents, young couples, and retirees are welcome to apply. Call 1-800-555-6211.

•STS Foundation seeks 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.

•Terra Lingua is seeking volunteers to host English speaking foreign exchange students from France, Germany, South Korea, Russia, and Taiwan, ages 15-18, for up to 5 months or 10 month school year program. Students have spending money and health insurance. Call toll free: 1-877-520-2522 or TerraLinguaInfo@yahoo.com.

•World Heritage seeks local representative to provide local program support to high school students from several countries. Representatives screen potential host families, plan orientations, meet with local high schools, provide support for participants, and visit with the exchange students and families every month. On-going training provided. Information: 1-800-888-9040 or www.world-heritage.org.

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


•Celtic Fall Festival, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at International Park off Main Street, downtown Toledo. Celtic Jazz Band and other music, food, volleyball tournament, wagon and pony rides, theater performers, pumpkin patch, Boyer lake freighter tours, Haunted Ship, garden art and craft vendors. Free admission.

•Holy Trinity Fall Festival, Swanton at St. Rt. 64 and U.S. 20, Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., turkey or beef dinners, bingo, other games, and raffles. Information: 419-644-4014.

Fish Fries

•Amazon Lodge No. 4, first and third Fridays each month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 638 North University St., 419-531-7079.

•American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave., every Friday through April 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Lake Perch, Walleye, steaks, burgers, senior discounts, carryout available. Information: 419-865-8511.

•Commodore Perry VFW 3338, 2231 South St., every Friday from 4-8 p.m. Information: 419-381-0153.

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

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

•Diehn American Legion Post 468, dinners the first Friday of each month from 5-7 p.m. Deep fried and baked fish, chicken strips, and shrimp.

•Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken available.

•Mayfair-Plymouth Church, 5253 Bennett, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27. Includes fish, fries, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, and homemade desserts. $7 adults and $4 children under 12.

•Progressive Fishing Association, 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, every Friday from 5-8 p.m. through Nov. 17. Adults $7, seniors $6.50 and children $4. Information: 419-877-0884.

•St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd., Oregon, Oct. 20 from 4-7 p.m. Alaskan Walleye, all you can eat. Adults $7.75 and child $3.50. Dessert included, dine in or carry out.

•VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber, Holland, Fridays, 5-7 p.m.


•Garrison Ghost Walk at Fort Meigs, Oct. 20-21, and 27-28. Tour the fort with your 1812 guide and hear ghost stories from the past for the whole family. Tours start at 7 p.m., run every 15 minutes, and last 45 minutes to an hour. Admission is $6 adults and $2 students, ages 5 and under free. Dress for the weather. Reservations: 419-874-4121.

•Trick or Treat event hosted by Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas Rd., during hours of Toledo's Trick or Treat for children. Members of the church will park their Halloween decorated cars in a circle in the church parking lot to hand out treats for children ages 12 and under. Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m.


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

•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.

•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.

•Breast Cancer Awareness Forum, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 19 at Bowling Green Community Center, 1245 Haskins Rd., Bowling Green. Latest treatments, detection, and prevention. Registration required: 419-354-8887.

•Breast Health Community Education program to be offered at St. Luke's Hospital on Oct. 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the hospital Auditorium B, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Free, reservations required, call 419-897-8484 or go to www.stlukeshospital.com.

•Care Fair for Health, for area residents and high school students, learn about ways to make life more enjoyable through healthy living and health careers available, at Owens Community College, Student Health and Activities Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 567-661-7777.

•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.

•Dance and Exercise firming and toning class at the Toledo Yacht Club, Summit Street in Point Place, designed for age 40 and over, Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Open to the public, $5-class or $30-10 weeks. Information: 419-381-1956.

•Diabetes Education Program to be offered Oct. 28 from 7:30 a.m.-noon at the Dana Conference Center at the Medical College of Ohio, 3100 Glendale Ave., for people with diabetes and their families. Cost is $10 per person. To register call 1-888-DIABETES, ext. 6706 or visit www.diabetes.org/diabetesupdate.

•Diabetes Type 2 Community Education Program to be offered at St. Luke's Hospital on Nov. 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the hospital's Auditorium A, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. To register call 419-897-8484 or go to www.stlukeshospital.com.

•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.

•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.

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

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

•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.

•Mercy Health Partners classes in yoga, tai chi, pilates, and more, at Mercy Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, 3930 Sunforest Ct., 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, 419-696-7203.

•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: 419-696-7900. Must be 40 years or older, have not had a mammogram in past 12 months, and have no breast cancer history.

•Online Health Care Classes to be offered through Mercy College Continuing Professional Education. For information go to www.ed2go.com/mercy.

•Pet first-aid course at Owens Community College at the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road, Northwood. Proper techniques to care for pets in a crisis. Information: 567-661-7357.

•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.

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

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

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

•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.


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

Support Groups

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