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Bowling Green

•Local writer Doug Grosjean will be at the Wood County District Public Library at 7 p.m. Feb. 21, 251 North Main St. Free.

•Wood County District Public Library book discussions: 251 North Main St. March 13: Monday Mysteries group will discuss Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers at 7 p.m. On Feb. 26, the Girls Night Out group will discuss Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Pattersson. On March 26, the group will discuss Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis. March 26 is a "Call the Author" night. For additional information, please call 419-352-5104.

•BG Skating Clubs: Adults 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


•My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, book discussion, Feb. 23, from 10 to 11 a.m., Holland branch library, South McCord Rd.

•50s and 60s dinner dance, Feb. 24, Holland American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave. $15. Tickets and reservations: 419-865-8511.


•Comedy Classic! retro film, Feb. 15, from 4 to 5 p.m., Maumee branch library, River Road. Catch a riotous retro flick and munch on popcorn!

•Historical lectures, 10 a.m. Mondays at the Maumee branch library auditorium, River Road. Feb. 19: "FDR and Five Controversies that Won't Go Away" by historian Jerry Bazer. Feb. 26: "Mrs. Bickerdyke and the U.S. Sanitary Commission" with Karen Thayer and Don Allen, first-person historians. For a list of scheduled lectures, call 419-259-5360.

t Spaghetti and meatball dinner held by Maumee St. Joseph's Rosary Altar Society, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the parish community center, Allen and West Broadway streets. $6 adults and carryouts, $4 for ages 4-11.

•Corduroy the bear, games and teddy bear picnic for ages 2-10, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., Maumee branch library, River Road. Take your favorite teddy bear and visit with Corduroy the bear! Registration is required; please call 419-259-5360.

•Triple A: Preventing and Treating this Silent Killer, health-education program offered at St. Luke's Hospital, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in auditorium B at 5901 Monclova Rd. The program discusses Triple A or abdominal aortic aneurysm, its prevention and screening, and surgical options. Register online at or call 419-897-8484.

•BrainSTORM events for youth to interact with members of Toledo Storm Hockey team, 4 p.m. March 6 at Maumee branch library, River Road. Meet Storm players as they read stories and talk about hockey. Free.

•Safe Sitter classes for boys and girls ages 11-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd. Covers child-care techniques, behavior management skills, responding to medical emergencies. Cost, $35, includes lunch and snacks. Early registration recommended; please call 419-897-8484.

•Audio Engineering seminar designed for worship applications, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 17 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 112 East Wayne St. Seminar price includes equipment, continental breakfast and lunch, workbook, and a 12-month subscription to Technologies for Worship magazine. For registration and for additional information, please call 419-893-0205.


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


t Victorian Luncheon and Fashion Show, Feb. 17 at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., sponsored by the Monclova Historical Foundation. Silent auction from 11 a.m. to noon. Luncheon at noon: Victorian garden salad with grilled chicken strips, muffins, and a dessert sideboard. $25 per person. Lunch reservations required: 419-861-1336.


t WBGU-PBS Program Club will discuss "The Supreme Court" at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 after a showing of PBS program, "The Rehnquist Revolution," at 10:30 a.m., lower level of Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave.

t Reel Talk film, My Man Godfrey, 10 a.m. Feb. 15, Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue. Reel Art film, Tortilla Soup, 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Free.

t "South Africa Today," by Shirley Oliver, 3 p.m. Feb. 18, Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue.

t Book discussion: 1776 by David McCullough, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Way Public Library, East Indiana Ave.

t "Researching Your Family: Getting Started," a talk by genealogist Lolita Guthrie, co-sponsored by Historic Perrysburg, Inc., 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue.

t "Assignment at Anzio, Feb. 1944," a talk by Elsie Perch, R.N. at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Schaller Memorial Building, 130 West Indiana Ave. A member of the Army Nurse Corps through the Red Cross, Ms. Perch was stationed at a hospital in North Africa during WWII, then sent to Anzio, Italy to replace nurses killed and wounded there. Free and open to the public.

t The Impact of Pearl Harbor on American Citizens of Japanese Descent, 7:30 p.m. March 26, at the Schaller Memorial Building, 130 West Indiana Ave. A talk by George Taoka, professor emeritus of International Business, University of Toledo, who served in WWII in U.S. Army military intelligence in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Free and open to the public.

t 577 Foundation classes for March include youth and adult pottery, spring crafts, large window mosaic, cooking, and digital photography. Registration, 419-874-4174, days.


t Star Wars Day for ages 8 and older, 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 15, Rossford Public Library, Dixie Highway. Star Wars: Episode 4, Jedi bingo, Star Wars trivia, space related activities.

t After School Chess Club, 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 27, March 27, April 24, and May 22, Rossford Public Library, Dixie Highway. For students 7 and older who know how to play the game. Checkers games also played.

t Square and contra dances with live music and callers held 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 10 St. Patrick's Day theme; April 14 spring dance, and May 12 end of season dance, Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy. Admission, $6. All dances taught; take a snack or dessert to share. Information: 419-354-7479.


t Springfield Soccer Association is registering co-ed spring soccer for grades K-8 from 10 a.m. and noon Feb. 17 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and also 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3 at Holland branch library, South McCord Road. Registration also held 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 at Springfield Middle School. Information: 419-350-0714.

t Springfield Schools parent forum, 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Springfield High School media center. The program on cultural awareness and community building will be led by Challenge Day leader Michael Allen.

•Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society will meet Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy.


t Travel Circle: Bucharest to Budapest, Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Girdham Road. Hike or ski with Hosteling International at 1 p.m., weather permitting. At 2:15 p.m., watch a travel slide show by Judy Pfaffenberger. Free.

Reynolds Corners

t African Heritage stories and crafts, for the family, 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22, Reynolds Corners branch library, Dorr Street. Call 419-259-5320 to register.


t Preschool Pioneers: Follow the North Star, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Oak Grove School, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Feb. 16, West Central Avenue. Ages 3 to 5 discover how enslaved people were helped to freedom along the underground railroad. Children will hear a story, learn a song, and make lanterns to take home. To register, call 419-277-0107. Fee, $3 for preschool program series.

t Euchre tournament, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd. Entry fee, $5.

t Pancake breakfast at Walbridge Park shelter house, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Harvard and Walbridge streets. $5 adult, $3 child age 3 to 11. Free for ages 2 and under.

•Pork Chop Dinner, Feb. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Przybylski Post 642, 2810 Airport Hwy., boneless chop, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, bread, dessert, and coffee/tea. Public welcome, carryouts available. Information: 419-381-9259.

t Dinner Discussion for Teens, Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m., Mott branch library. Grades 7-12 in Teen Leadership programs are invited to a dinner book discussion based on Sharon M. Draper's Forged By Fire. Reading materials provided prior to the discussion. All groups attending should have the book read before the discussion. Registration required: 419-259-5230.

t Hurray for Homeschoolers: The Park That the People Wanted, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Children ages 8 and older with their adult companion will take a guided historical tour of the Manor House and Oak Grove schoolhouse, followed with a nature walk. Reservations needed, 419-407-9700. Cost, $2.

tMardi Gras celebration for grades K-5, Feb. 20 from 4- 5 p.m. at Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. What's a punchki? Who will be crowned King or Queen for a year? What does 'Fat Tuesday' mean? Find out the answer at the free Mardi Gras party!

t Rhythms of Africa, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., for grades K-6, Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr. Learn how the nations of Africa have influenced music the world around.

t Dinosaur bingo, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. Grades K-4 play Bingo with a new twist. Prizes awarded.

t Wednesday at Wildwood: speakers present topics of local interest, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Coffee and rolls served at 9:30 a.m. Free.

t Wild Tales, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Indoor Facility, Ward Pavilion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Listen to folklore, tall tales and some amazing facts about animals in the Metroparks. Reservations needed, 419-407-9700. Free.

t Pierogi dinner by Echoes of Poland Folk Song and Dance Ensemble, 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the PRCUA Hall, 5255 North Detroit Ave. Includes salad, vegetable, and dessert. Adult $7, child $3.

t Self-made Man by Norah Vincent, book discussion Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr.

t Persuasion by Jane Austen, book discussion, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m., Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd.

t Collectibles, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 10 a.m. Feb. 27. Arlene Stoup will exhibit her collection of snowmen. Muffins and coffee served at 9:30 a.m. Free.

t Be a Library Super Searcher, Feb. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m., Heatherdowns branch library, Glanzman Road. Learn to use the library catalog to locate books, magazines, videos and CDs, in the library system. You can also renew items online, and reserve materials. Participants must know how to use a computer mouse and keyboard. Registration is required: limited to 9. Call 419-259-5307.

t Mary Owens Seminar, pen and ink with roughed oils, March 2-4 at Toledo Firefighters Union Hall, 714 Washington St. Potluck at noon. Members, $30 per day. Non-members, $40. Half of the seminar fee is due at registration. Information: 419-882-5292.

t Mary Immaculate School open house, noon to 3 p.m. March 4 at 3835 Secor Rd. School for children in grades 1-8 with unique learning needs, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Open to the public. Information: 419-474-1688. Spaghetti dinner and raffle, 4 to 7 p.m. March 10 at Notre Dame Academy, 3535 West Sylvania Ave. Benefit for Mary Immaculate School. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 children and senior citizens. Presale tickets for adults and children sold at a $1 discount. For tickets, call 419-474-1688.

t Card party by the Little Flower Altar-Rosary Society, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 8 in the O'Grady Center at 5522 Dorr St. Lunch and desserts served at noon. Tallies, $6.

t Next-To-New Thrift Shop at Trinity Episcopal Church, One Trinity Plaza downtown, open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and also 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.


t OTAKU Anime Club movies for grades 5-12 at 4 p.m. Feb. 15, Waterville branch library, Michigan Avenue. Watch anime and manga movies. Free.

t Anthony Wayne Area Youth Baseball and Softball Association registration for ages 5-17 boys and girls, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26 aty Conrad Park recreation building in Waterville. Mail in registrations taken to April 1. Forms available at the Waterville branch library or at

t Be a Library Super Searcher, Feb. 19 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Waterville branch library, Michigan Ave. Learn to use the library catalog to find books, magazines, videos and CDs in the library system. You can also renew items online and reserve materials. Registration is required; limited to 5. Call 419-878-3055.

t Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt, book discussion, March 1 at 7 p.m., Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. New members welcome. Reserve a copy of the book at the library.

t Teen Tech Week Contest for grades 6-12, March 5-10, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Waterville branch library, Michigan Avenue. What if you had to live without technology? Write a 1-2 page essay for a chance to win a candy basket of goodies! Pick up the guidelines at the information desk during business hours. Essay due March 17; winner announced on March 24.

t Wine Tasting and Art Auction, 6:30 p.m. March 9 at the Pinnacle, held by the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce. Wine, cheese, fruit served. Live and silent auctions. Tickets, $45, are available at the Chamber office. Reservation deadline is March 1. A portion of proceeds will fund the Chamber's scholarship program.

t Miss Barb's Music Studio offering Kindermusik classes in the Waterville location, for ages birth -7 at various class times. Visit or call 419-842-8331 for details.

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


t Community ham loaf dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Zion United Methodist Church, 10926 Maumee St. Adults $7.50, child $3.

t Whitehouse Community Library Children's storytime for preschoolers through grade 2 children will be held 11:30 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday each month, beginning February.

Wood County

t Friends of Wood County Parks luncheon and membership meeting, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18, Otsego Park's Stone Building, 20000 West River Rd., Bowling Green. Join the Friends for a light luncheon followed by an informative program on Lake Erie by Sandy Bihn, executive director of the Western Lake Erie Association. Reservations due Feb. 17. Call 419 353-1897 or 1-800-321-1897 or visit

t Immunization and WIC Clinics: Bowling Green, weekdays at Wood County Health Department, 1840 East Gypsy Lane. Perrysburg, WIC, clinic and immunizations on Feb. 20 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St.

t Multilfora Rose removal, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 at William Henry Harrison Park, 17101 Pemberville Rd., Pemberville. Volunteers asked to meet in parking lot near the open shelter to cut and remove the plants throughout the park. Dress for the outdoors. Program cancelled if the weather is poor on program day. Register by Feb. 21. Call 419 353-1897 or 1-800-321-1897 or visit

t Wood County chapter OGS, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Wood County District Public Library, second floor computer lab, 251 North Main St., Bowling Green. Program on the on-line computer resources of the library. Topics include the obituary index, tips for researching other states and countries, recommended web sites. Bring names and background information on people you would like to research. Free to the public.

t Winter Astronomy for all ages, 7 to 8 p.m. March 7 at the Beaver Creek retreat area, Beaver Creek Preserve, Long Judson Road between Milton and Beaver Creek Rd. in Grand Rapids Twp. Reservations:


•Guitar Fest is a daylong festival of guitar, with guest performances and clinics, equipment vendors, competitions, give-a-ways and prizes, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Toledo School for the Arts Attic Theater, 333 14th St., admission is $5.

•Groovelily to be presented at Owens Community College Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Program blends musical theater, jazz, folk, rock and pop. For more information call the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2787.

•Photo Contest sponsored by the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark and the Photo Arts Club of Toledo, with entries due by Feb. 17. The contest is open to all amateur photographers. The exhibition, which will include all entries, will be held Feb. 23, 24, and 25 at the National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 West Central Ave., Berkey. Information: 419-536-8422 or go to

t ToledoZOOTeen program for ages 13 to 17: young people with an interest in animals, nature, education, conservation, and community service can volunteer at the Toledo Zoo for the summer or year-round. Interviews are required. Apply by Feb. 15 deadline. Information: or 419-385-4040.

t Was Eve a Scientist? A three-part symposium on Women and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine, University of Toledo campus. Feb. 15 from 3-5 p.m., Women's Leadership in STEMM, Student Union room 2584. Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., Women's Academic Careers in STEM, Nitschke Hall auditorium. Feb. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., Women in the Health Professions, Health Education building, room 103 on the UT Health Science Campus, Glendale Avenue. Professors from several departments will take part in each symposium. Information: or 419-530-8570.

•"Faces" Art Exhibit, to include pieces from contemporary Renaissance-style paintings to photojournalistic images, at Owens Community College Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, beginning Feb. 19. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2721.

t World Cultures Film: In America, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Owens Community College, Oregon Road. Mainstage Theater. Irish immigrants find their way in New York City. Information: 567-661-7523.

•"Costumes and Customs: Celebrating Women Everywhere," lunch and show co-sponsored by Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development and the University of Toledo Catherine Eberly Center for Women: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 2 at the Courtyard at the Navy at the International Park, 26 Main St., Toledo. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. International ethnic traditions, a show commemorating International Women's Day, 12:30 p.m. Tickets sold until Feb. 15. Information: 419-530-8572.

•Pet Care A to Z, Junior Girl Scouts to learn responsible pet ownership and earn a Pet Care badge, now through May on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4-6 p.m. Held at Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Registration required: Maumee Valley Girl Scout Council, 419-243-8216.


•Scholarship Benefit Concert to honor Art Tatum, presented by the Toledo Jazz Society and The University of Toledo Dept. of Music, sponsored by The Ohio Arts Council, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. at The Recital Hall of the Center for Performing Arts at The University of Toledo. Tickets will be available at the door, $5 students, $12 seniors and Toledo Jazz Society members, $15 general admission, $40 patron. The Tatum scholarship is awarded annually to African American music students at UT. Information: 419-241-5299.

•Children's Book Drive, sponsored by Girl Scout Troup 564 of Rambling River Service Unit from Rossford, is accepting new or gently used children's books to restock the Andrew Jackson Elementary School library in Chalmette Louisiana. Books for children kindergarten through 6th grade can be dropped off at Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council, 2244 Collingwood Blvd., Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., or Welch Publishing Company, The Rossford Record & Perrysburg Messenger, 117 East Second St., Perrysburg, through March 31. For information: 419-661-1720.

•Bowl For Kids' Sake to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio, Feb. 17 at Interstate Lanes, 819 Lime City Rd., Rossford. Times are 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m. Local celebrities will be on hand as well as Indy 500 champion Sam Hornish, Jr. Get your picture taken with Muddy the Mud Hen. Donations and sponsors needed, fabulous prizes will be awarded. For information call 419-243-4600 or register online at

•Pet Photos to benefit Assistance Dogs of America, offered by MotoPhoto Portrait Studio, 5412 Monroe St. through Feb. 16, for a $10 donation. Portraits can be of pets by themselves, with children, families or even in their favorite costume. MotoPhoto will display photos in its "Pet Parade" at the store and customers can vote for their favorite, winner receives $50 cash prize. Appointments: 419-842-1510.

•First Manor House Mardi Gras, Feb. 17 at the Wildwood Metropark Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. Shelly Brown, a native of Louisiana, serves as Mardi Gras Queen. Music by the Cake Walkin' Jass Band, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, carnival games, tarot cards, astrology. Tickets $60 per person, $100 per couple. Reservations: or call 419-407-9784.

•National Pancake Day at IHOP is Feb. 20 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pancakes will be free and guests will be encouraged to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network program at Mercy Children's Hospital.

•Swim & Stride for Diabetes on Feb. 24 from Noon to 4 p.m. at UT Rec Center, sponsored by Diabetes Youth Services, to support services for children with diabetes. Free admission to UT Rec Center for raising $50 per family or $25 per person and free t-shirt for raising $100 or more by Feb. 24. Supervised play area for ages 1-14, lots of games, crafts, and activities. To participate, or donate, call 419-480-1796 or go to

•Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to help pay medical expenses for Jett Cameron who was born premature and is facing several surgeries. Bring the family for auctions, games for the kids, music and Magic by Patrisio, Feb. 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Erie St. Market-Civic Center Promenade, 237 South Erie St. Cost is $12 adults, $5 children 4-10 and 3 & under are free, dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. If you're interested in making a donation call 419-861-9520 ext. 3.

•Benefit Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24, to help the children of the late William Briggs, to cover medical and funeral expenses, Troy Webster American Legion #240, 335 Park Dr., Luckey Ohio. Baked Chicken or Roast Beef dinner, to include green beans or corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, tossed or jello salad, rolls, dessert and drink, $10 adults, $6 children, 50/50 raffles every hour. Live auction by Jon Overmeyer. Information: 419-837-6767, 419-837-6620, or 419-872-1571.

•Donations needed for rummage sale to benefit Cancer patients. Donations accepted until Feb. 28 at Haematology-Oncology Assoc., 8166 Douglas Rd., Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Feb. 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•New and gently used household items needed for Family House Shelter, the largest emergency shelter for homeless families in Ohio. Donations can be dropped off at Champion Credit Union locations: 4140 West Laskey Rd., 1347 South Detroit Ave., and 7525 Sylvania Ave. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. View the Family House wish list at or call 419-407-4140.

•Art Auction donations needed for Fort Miami Elementary School for their auction on March 10 at Gianno's restaurant. Works by local artists and other items auctioned to raise funds for curriculum enrichment, instructional support and equipment. For information or to make a donation call 419-897-0452 or 419-893-8372.

•Pet nail clipping offered on Sundays at Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, for a $5 donation. No appointment is necessary. Information: 419-891-0705.


•Baseball Pitching and Hitting Camp, Feb. 18 &19 for U10, U13, U14 & high school players, 140 Dixie Hwy., Rossford, cost is $25 per session or both sessions for $45. For information contact Coach Allen Davis at 419-392-4106.


•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

•Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will meet Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Conference Center of Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., slide presentation by Jim Boldt on "Hostas in Upper Midwest Botanical Gardens". Open to the public. Information: 419-874-8964.

•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.

•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

•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 Social Club offers line dance instruction at 6:30 p.m. (cost $3), and ballroom dance instruction at 7:30 p.m. (cost $6) at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., and regular Friday night dance parties for $7 from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Toast of the Town dining experiences featured at various restaurants around town on Thursday nights. For complete list of events visit or call 1-800-937-4616.

•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.

•Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets the 3rd Monday of every month at the Common Space Library, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., at 6:30 p.m. Information: 419-535-1064.

•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 dinner meetings held 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.

•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, 5700 Monroe St. at 11 a.m. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or email

•Maumee Bay Country Quilters Guild meets 6:45 p.m. the first Tuesday, except the summer months, 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.

•Mother's Center of Great Toledo hosts weekly meetings and social activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. Information: 419-868-1067 or go to

•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.

•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. Information: 419-517-3831.

•Photo Arts Club of Toledo meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-536-8422 or visit

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

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

•Singles group bowling league is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday in Oregon. Information: 419-862-0098.

•Springfield Embroidery Club meets the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-Noon at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy., open to the public, free. Information: 419-866-0782 or go to

•Springfield Serger Club meets the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-Noon at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy., open to the public, free. Information: 419-866-0782 or go to

•Springfield Quilt Club meets the first Saturday of each month from Noon-2 p.m. at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy., open to the public, free. Information: 419-866-0782 or go to

•St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 in the Auditorium. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Program: "Women's safety in the home, mall, car, etc." will be presented by Maumee Police Officer, Wendy Neusome. Lunch will be available for $4. Guests welcome.

t Swan Creek Cygnets 4-H Club invites ages 8 to 18 for activities including small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, gardening, cooking, creative arts, sewing, and more. Meetings held the second Monday each month. Information: 419-825-3509.

•Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets the 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

•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

•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

•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 Naturalists' Association program: "Hawaii: Volcanoes, Birds, and Fish" will be presented by Tom and Laura Kemp on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson's Activity Center, 1833 South Holland-Sylvania Rd. Open to the public. For more information:

•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:

•Toledo Polish Genealogy Society meets the third Saturday each month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St., visit website at

•Toledo Sewing Guild meets the 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.

•TOPS Club 495 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church, 4543 Douglas Rd., program provides motivation, weight-loss ideas and support. Weekly dues of fifty cents plus joining fee. Information: 734-856-3490 or 419-472-7163.

•TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 9 a.m. each Monday at Advent Lutheran Church, 6735 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Group encourages sensible weight loss. For information call 419-867-0728 or 419-829-4185.

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.

•VFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Thursday each month at the post home, 1032 Sylvania Ave.

•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.

•Western Lake Erie Association meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Meetings are open to the public. Information:

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


•Frances Renzi in a concert of solo piano music, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St., featuring works of Mozart, Debussy, Ravel and Chopin, joined by Bernard and Rita Sanchez and Constance Denham with newly commissioned work for piano, trumpet and two sopranos by Aaron David Miller. Admission is free.


•Spring Craft Show March 17 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Michaels School, 510 West Front St., Monroe, Mich. For table rental call Nancy at 734-269-2780.


•Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) classes offered by Owens Community College on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in College Hall Room 151, for area residents to prepare for their GED and COMPASS testing. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2721.

•Anthony Wayne High School will hold a Post Secondary Options Program Meeting on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 5967 Finzel Rd., Whitehouse, for qualified students to attend college classes while still enrolled at Anthony Wayne High School and receive both high school and college credit. This is a mandatory meeting for students in grades 8-11 who want to participate for the 2007-2008 school year, and students must be accompanied by a parent. Information: 419-877-0466.

t Astronomy Program "What Happened to Pluto?", at the Appold Planetarium of Lourdes College, 7:30 p.m. at the college, Convent Boulevard, Sylvania. Show dates are the following Fridays: Feb. 16, March 2, 16, and 30, and April 13. Admission is $4, or $3 for Lourdes faculty, staff and students, and children ages 11 and under. Reservations are required: 419-517-8897.

•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.

•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 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.

•Community Writers Workshop for area residents who enjoy writing prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Fridays at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156 D, call 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7385. Free.

•Continuing and Extended Education classes offered at Bowling Green State University for adults and kids. Children's classes to include gymnastics, cheerleading, and karate and adults can participate in ballroom dancing, karate and online career and skill enhancement courses. Information: or call 419-372-8181 or 1-877-650-8165.

•Distance Learning courses offered by the Community Partnership at no charge. Information available at or 419-866-3611.

•Dunbar Academy is accepting applications for fall enrollment for grades K-8, Feb. 19 through March 2. Applications available at the school, 331 14th St., or by calling 419-244-4202. Information:

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

•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.

t Family Astronomy Programs, "Skywatchers of Africa", 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 23 and "Follow the Drinking Gourd", for children of all ages, 1 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 24, at University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, West Bancroft Street campus. Cost $5 adults, $4 for children ages 3 and older and for seniors. Observation of the heavens using the Ritter 1-Meter telescope offered after the evening program on March 2, weather permitting. Information: or 419-530-4037.

•Free Adult Computer GED Enhancement Program by Toledo Public Schools Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program, every weekday except Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1530 North Superior St., Summit annex, second floor, room 232. Call 419-671-8700.

•Garden Journal Class to be offered by The 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St., Perrysburg, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m.-Noon, open to the public, cost is $5 and registration is required: 419-874-4174 or go to

•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 five-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 offered at Owens Community College from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Student Health and Activities Center Room 165, for area high school students interested in writing short prose or poetry. Information: 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.

•Kick Start Kindergarten program, sponsored by the Toledo Hearing and Speech Centers, to be administered by an Occupational Therapist and a Speech Language Pathologist to focus on essential motor, social, and academic skills needed in the kindergarten classroom. Sessions are 1 1/2 hours twice a week for 6 weeks. Sessions offered: Feb. 26-April 6; and April 16-May 25. For information: 419-241-6219 or go to

•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

•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

•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.

•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.

•Swim lessons for children ages 6 months to 10 years are offered at St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St., for members and non-members. Lessons begin the week of Feb. 19, are 30 minutes one day per week for six weeks, Monday through Saturday, with six class levels available. Water is 91 degrees and teacher student ration is low. Private half hour lessons also available. For more information call 419-841-5597.

•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.

•Wildwood Environmental Academy is accepting applications for the 2007/2008 school year for grades K-8, Feb. 19 through March 19. Applications are available at the school, 1546 Dartford Rd., Maumee, or by calling 419-868-9885. An Open House is scheduled for Feb. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m., or parents may schedule a school visit. Information:

•Wolcott House Museum Super Saturday programs for grades 3-6 on early American customs and traditions. Hands-on class. To register call 419-893-9602. Information:

•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

•Aspect Foundation seeks 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

•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, have their own spending money and medical insurance. Families of all "types" are eligible to host. Call 1-877-439-7862.

•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 ages 15-18. Students 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

•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

•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

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

Fish Fries

•Amazon Lodge No. 4, first and third Fridays each month, 11 a.m. to 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.

•American Legion Post 193, 11045 Harold Dr., Luna Pier, Mich., every Friday Feb. 23 to April 6. Dinner includes french fries, cole slaw, roll, dessert, and side of shrimp. $10 adults and $9 seniors. Information: 734-848-2162.

•Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Ln., Basil Goes Activities Bldg., Feb. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., to benefit Boy Scout Troop 263. Adults $8, students & seniors $7, children 5 and under $3.50 (mac & cheese available). Eat in or carry out. Information: 419-841-2206 or 419-346-4566.

•Commodore Perry VFW 3338, 2231 South St., every Friday from 4-8 p.m.

•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, 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, dinners the first Friday of each month from 5-7 p.m. through May. Deep fried and baked fish, chicken strips, and shrimp.

•Holy Trinity Catholic Church At Marygrove, 1750 Raab Rd., Swanton, Fridays: Feb. 16, March 2, 16, and 30. Adults $7, carryouts $7, children grades 1-8 are $3. Dine-in pre-school free.

•Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m.,all-you-can eat for $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken available.

•Northwood VFW 2984, 102 West Andrus Rd., 5-8 p.m. every Friday until April 28. All you can eat for $7. Steaks, chicken and shrimp.

•Progressive Fishing Association (P.F.A.), 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, is having all-you-can eat fish fry every Friday from 5-8 p.m. through April 27. $7 adults, $6.50 seniors, $4 children. Information: 419-392-4715.

•St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 North Haven Ave., every Friday from Feb. 23 to April 6. Dinners served from 5-7 p.m. in the Siena Center Gym, cost is $7 adults, $6 seniors, and $4 children 12 years and under. Information: 419-478-9558.

•St. Charles Church, 1842 Airport Hwy., beginning Feb. 23, Fridays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. White fish or chicken nuggets, baked potato or french fries, dinner roll, cole slaw, applesauce, beverage and dessert. Carryouts available. $7.50 for adults $6 for seniors, $4 for children under 12.

•St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd., Oregon, Feb. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. Alaskan walleye, all you can eat, dessert included, dine-in or carry out. Adult $7.75 and child $3.50.

•St. Thomas Aquinas Holy Name Society, Lenten Fish Fry, every Friday in Lent through April 6, 5-7 p.m., 729 White St., Alaskan pollock, scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, cole slaw or salad, bread and butter, coffee, milk and desserts. Cost is $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and $3.50 children (Under 12) fish or pizza. Open to the public. Carryout available. Information: 419-698-1519.

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

•Aquatic exercises classes offered 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Collingwood Center, 2275 Collingwood Blvd., water temp. 90 degrees. Cost is $20 per month, pre-registration necessary. Information: 419-245-6200.

•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, for age 40 and over, Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Open to the public, $5 per class or $30 for 10 weeks. Information: 419-381-1956.

•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.

•Fibromyalgia will be the topic of Community Education Lecture Series presented by the Arthritis Foundation on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Park West Rehab Center, 3130 Central Park W Dr., Sylvania. Registration: 419-537-0888. Free.

•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 $150 for in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900.

•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. Information:

•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.

•Wellness Day set for April 7 for The Bay Park Hospital Woman's Auxiliary. Tables are still available for health and healing professionals and local merchants. Keynote speaker will be author, Dr. William Hablitzel. Information: 419-855-0456.

•YWCA Healthy Connections to offer free health programs for women and children. Heart-Health, Lifestyle and Exercise classes to be offered. Kid's classes available to school age boys & girls 6-17 yrs. old, with free incentive gifts for reaching program goals. Program features nutrition and cooking tips. Breast cancer screenings available. Encoreplus is a class in prevention of breast cancer. For more information call 419-241-3235, ext. 211 or 171.


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