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Published: Thursday, 3/1/2007

What's On - Areawide

Camps

•Baseball Pitching Camp to be offered by the men's baseball coaches of Owens Community College, March 3 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the College's Student Health and Activities Center, for area youth baseball players ages 8-18 to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Camp fee is $45 per player which includes T-shirt, for more information call 567-661-7936 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7936.

•Ecological Wilderness Camping Class to be offered at Oak Openings Park on three Saturdays, March 10, 17, and 24, from 2-4 p.m. Meet at the Oak Openings Lodge at the end of Wilkins Rd., learn about hiking, backpacking, bicycle campling, and canoe camping. Learn how to pack food and clothing and great places to go in the Great Lakes Region. Information: 419-535-3050.

Employment

•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 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 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, 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 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.

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.

•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.

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

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

•Mayfair-Plymouth Church, 5253 Bennett Rd., all-you-can-eat fish dinner with fries, coleslaw, rolls, beverages and homemade desserts, 5 to 7 p.m. March 2, 16, and 30. $7 adults and $4 children under age 12.

•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 available.

•Our Lady Of Lourdes, 6149 Hill Ave., March 2 at 5 p.m. Adults $7.50, seniors $6.50, children $4. Carryouts available. Alaskan Pollock, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, roll, drink, dessert. Macaroni & Cheese dinner available for $4.50.

•Progressive Fishing Association, 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, 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., 5-7 p.m. every Friday through April 6 in the Siena Center gym, cost is $7 adults, $6 seniors, and $4 children 12 years and under. Information: 419-478-9558.

•St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1842 Airport Hwy., every Friday, now through the end of March, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. White fish or chicken nuggets dinner with dessert. $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children under age 12.

•St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd., Oregon, Fridays through March 30 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. Pius X Church, 3011 Carskaddon Ave., 5 to 7 p.m. March 9, 16, and 23. Fish, baked potato or french fries, macaroni and cheese, roll, cole slaw, applesauce, beverage, and dessert. $7 adults, $6 seniors and $4 children under 12. Information: 419-720-4729 or 419-472-1856.

t St. Rose Boy Scouts and Knights of Columbus, Fridays through March 30 at St. Rose Parish, 215 East Front St., Perrysburg, $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children ages 5-16, under 5 free. All you can eat fish, baked potato or french fries, coleslaw, macaroni & cheese, pizza, beverage, and dessert. Call for carryout: 419-874-1867.

•St. Thomas Aquinas Holy Name Society, Lenten fish fry every Friday through April 6, 5-7 p.m., 729 White St. Alaskan pollock dinner with dessert. Cost is $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and $3.50 children under age 12. Pizza available for children. Information: 419-698-1519.

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

Health

t Carbohydrage Counting: A Practical Meal-Planning Option for People with Diabetes, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 22 in the St. Luke's Hospital auditorium A, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Call to register: 419-897-8484 or www.stlukeshospital.com.

•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, registration necessary. For more iformation, phone: 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. For more information, phone: 419-291-5666.

•Dance and exercise firming and toning class at the Toledo Yacht Club, Summit Street in Point Place, for ages 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 Ln. 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 Dr. 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: www.ed2go.com/mercy.

•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.

•TOPS 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.

•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. Anyone wishing to be a sponsor or make a donation can call Pamela Ryan at 419-474-0539.

•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. Information: 419-241-3235, ext. 211 or 171.

Reunions

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

Support Groups

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

Volunteers

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



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