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Bowling Green

•Bowling Green Curling Club, final open curling session of the year, 7 to 9 p.m. March 2 at the BGSU ice arena on Mercer Road. Basic instruction and equipment provided. Take clean shoes and dress for the outdoors. Cost, $10 per person. Information: 419-262-1143 or 419-270-9820. Open to all.

•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. Girls Night Out group will discuss Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis on March 26, a "Call the Author" night at the library. Information: 419-352-5104.


•Pancake day, 8 a.m. to

1 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 10 at Haskins Federated Church, Main Street. Adults, $6; children age 4-10, $2. With sausage and applesauce. All you can eat.


•Ohio Boating Education course, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24, Gander Mountain, Holland-Sylvania Road. Fee, $5. Registration information: 419-836-6003.


•Calling all Boy Scouts: Mammal study, Side Cut Metropark, Lamb Center, 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 1, West River Road. Boy Scouts learn about mammal adaptations while working on merit badge requirements. Dress for outdoor walking. A drop-off program. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

•Pancake-and-sausage breakfast with eggs strata,

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 3 at Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd. All the pancakes you can eat. Adults $5; children ages 5-10, $2.

•Public ballroom dancing at Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois Ave., 2 to 6 p.m. March 4 at 827 Illinois Ave. Music by Duane Malinowski. Information: 419-893-3821.

•Historical lecture series, 10 a.m. Mondays at the Maumee branch library, River Road. March 5: "Rumpsy, Rumpsy, Rumpsy: Who Really Killed Tecumseh?" by Frank Kuron, historical researcher. March 12: "American Folk Tales" by Jim Bowsher, archaeologist, raconteur. Free.

•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.

•Ohio Boating Education course, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10, American Legion Post at 204 Illinois Ave. Fee, $5. Registration information: 419-893-0249 or 419-536-2628.

t 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; 419-897-8484.

•Out of Africa Kazuri beads and jewelry show, Bonita Bead Boutique, March 10-30, 215 Conant St. Open to the public.

•Taste of Home Cooking school, March 13 at the Lucas County Recreation Center, Key Street. Tickets, $10.


•My Sister's Keeper, book discussion at 7 p.m. March 1, Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue.

•Cool Runnings, a film about the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, 7 p.m. March 9, Way Public Library. Free with refreshments. The screenplay writer, Lynn Siefert of Perrysburg, will talk about her part in producing the film. Free, with refreshments.

t American Association for Wartime Veterans seminar, 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 12 at Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, 10542 Fremont Pike. Financial benefits that veterans and their spouses and families might be eligible for. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Information: 419-874-1931.

t Carbohydrate counting: Meal-planning options, a talk by Marilyn Bame of St. Luke's Hospital, 7 p.m. March 14, Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue.

t "What's Happening to News?" a PBS Program Club video, 10:30 a m. March 15, followed by discussion at 11:30 a.m., Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue.

t Bowling Green State University performance by the Early Music Ensemble, 2 p.m. March 18, Way Public Library. Free, refreshments at the Way Cafe.

t Book discussion of Tsotsi by Athol Fugard, 7 p.m. March 19, Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue. The movie, Tsotsi, will be shown at the library, 7 p.m. March 30.

t Film, Young Mr. Lincoln, 10 a m. March 22, Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue, with refreshments served. Free.

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 the University of Toledo, who served in WWII in U.S. Army military intelligence in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Free 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 All Saints Catholic School and Parish open house and tours, 9;30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4 at 630 Lime City Rd. Registration for the coming school year for pre-school through grade 8 available during the open house. Luncheon available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations from the luncheon will benefit the playground equipment fund.

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 Ballroom dancing class, Sundays from 5 to 6 p.m. March 11 to April 1 and 5 to 7 p.m. April 15 at Rossford Recreation Center, 400 Dixie Hwy. Registration: 419-666-2905.

t Kindergarten screening required for all children who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 30 and who will attend Rossford Schools this fall. Call for a screening appointment and a list of documents to take; call by April 5, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Student Services, 419-662-3051, ext. 221. Screenings will be held April 17-19 at Bulldog Center, 719 Dixie Hwy. Parents or guardians must accompany children to the one-hour screening. Children must be screened in order to attend kindergarten in the fall.


t Community Ties Business Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 17 at Springfield High School. Over 50 businesses have registered to participate. Entertainment and lunch available. Admission free; open to the public.

t Springfield Soccer Association is registering co-ed spring soccer for grades K-8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3 at Holland branch library, South McCord Road. Information: 419-350-0714.


t Uncover rare and endangered plants at Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center porch, 2 to 4 p.m. March 3, while you work with naturalists and land management staff to restore an oak savanna. Program canceled in bad weather. Long pants, work gloves and sturdy shoes recommended. Groups welcome. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t Frog Survey volunteer training, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 6 to 8 p.m. March 3. Adults interested in helping Metroparks listen and count frog choruses in Oak Openings will receive an overview of survey techniques, field training, and an opportunity to sign up for survey nights with a small team of volunteers. Dress for the outdoors. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t Woodcock Watch, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center porch, 6:30 p.m. March 7 and 15. Observe the aerial courtship of these secretive birds. Carpool from Buehner Center to the woodcock watching site at dusk. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t Toddler Trails, Oak Openings Preserve, Window on Wildlife, 10 a.m. March 7, Girdham Road. An outdoor nature exploration for kids ages 18 months to 3 years with their adult companions. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t Spring wildflowers and songbirds, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center porch, 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 10. Discover the earliest wildflowers and songbirds. Forest pond, Buehner Center porch, 2 p.m. March 10. Visit a pond rarely seen by park visitors and search for signs of spring.

Reynolds Corners

t Grossology Club, 2 p.m. Saturdays from March 3 to 24, Reynolds Corners branch library, Dorr Street. Grades 1-4 explore all things gross and slimy. "Enjoy" sickening stories, creepy crafts and nibbles. Registration required: 419-259-5303.

t Erin Go Bragh! Everyone's Irish Today! March 17, 2 p.m. at Reynolds Corners branch library, Dorr Street. Ages 5-12 celebrate St. Patrick's Day by sampling Irish food, listening to traditional and modern Irish music, and making an Irish craft. Registration is required and begins March 3: call 419-259-5303.


t Euchre tournament, 7:30 p.m. March 2 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd. $5 entry fee.

t Ohio Boating Education course, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3, Bay View Yacht Club. Fee, $5. Registration information: 419-936-3848 or 734-637-2280.

t Full Moon Walk, Swan Creek Preserve, Airport Highway entrance, 7:30 p.m. March 3. A night hike to learn moon lore and explore nature at night. Groups must register: call 419-407-9700.

tPuppet Mania show, 2:30 p.m. March 3 at Main Library downtown, 325 North Michigan St. Grades K-6 enjoy puppet shows and a craft.

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 Christ the King School open house, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 4 at 4100 Harvest Lane. Serving preschool ages 3 and 4 through grade 8. Information: 419-475-0909.

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 Toledo Christian Schools annual auction, March 10 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Silent auction at 3 p.m., live auction at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m., $35, advance reservations required. Information: 419-389-8700, ext. 136.

t Tacos for Teens on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., now to March 27 at New Hope United Methodist Church, 2025 Airport Hwy. Free tacos, music, and games for teens and tweens.

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 "A St. Patrick's Eve Celebration" concert by the Toledo Symphony, 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Immaculate Conception Church, 434 Western Ave. $10. Sponsors may call 419-243-1829.

t Speaking Skills for Women, a 2-day course on the preparing and making effective presentations, March 17 and 24, Jane Eberly Eager conference room, Tucker Hall, room 0180, University of Toledo. Fee, $35. Free for UT women students and women with low income. Call 419-530-8570; enrollment limited.

t Computer Home Security, free workshop, 2 p.m. March 21 at Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. Speaker will be Dave Misko, library information technology specialist. Learn how to protect against Spyware, Adware, and viruses. Registration required. Call 419-259-5270.


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.

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 Steaks on the grill, 5 to 8 p.m. March 3 at American Legion Post 384 located at 6910 Providence St. $10.

t Round and square dance to benefit Sunshine Foundation, Inc. in Maumee,- 7 to 11 p.m. March 24 at Hope United Methodist Church, State Rt. 64 next to the fire station. Live music by "Restless Wind." Tickets at door, $7 adults, $4 child. Information: 419-392-6868.

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 Wildlife monitoring: join teams to help monitor frogs and toads and bluebirds in the area. Contact senior naturalist Pam Menchaca by March 1 for more details: 419-661-1697, ext. 202.

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. Explore the night sky and the mythology associated with it. End the evening with a campfire and s'mores. Reservations:


t Celebrating Women Everywhere, annual international women's day luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the Courtyard at the Navy Bistro at International Park downtown Toledo. Tickets in advance only, $25. Call the Great Lakes Consortium, 419-530-8572, or email

•Brown Bag Seminar sponsored by Women Alive! Coalition, to celebrate Women's History Month, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. at Eberly Center for Women, University of Toledo. Topic will be: African-American Women Sexuality: What are our options, with CeCe Norwood, founder of Nirvana Now! Free. Information: 419-530-8570.

•Church Women United World Day of Prayer, March 2 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist, 200 West 2nd St., Perrysburg. Cost is $2. Call Carol Jackson at 419-727-3809.

•Zoo Job Fair, for seasonal and part-time employment opportunities, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Zoo's African Lodge. Applicants must be 18 or older, should park in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot and tell the gate attendants that they will be attending the Job Fair. The Zoo is looking for help in concessions, Cafe and Catering, Park Operations, Grounds and Merchandise, and Education. For those unable to attend, applications are available at the Visitor Services office every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

t 2007 Spring Fever Show by Spectrum: Friends of Fine Art, now through March 3 at the gallery at the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays. Featuring 33 spring time pieces by 17 local artists. 2007 Figure and Portrait Show will be held at the gallery March 7 to 31.

•Leslie Adams Art Lecture March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Owens Community College in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Room 111, to discuss the Northern Renaissance technique and how it plays a sigificant role in her artistic expression. She is a featured artist in the "Faces" exhibit. Free. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2721. "Faces" Art Exhibit is open to the public during regular hours at OCC's Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. Hours are Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed March 12-18.

•Toledo Glass City Doll Collectors show and sale, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Admission is $3.50 or $1 for children under age 10. Door prizes, appraisals, doll raffle.

t "Canyons of Color," photo exhibit featuring the Arches National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon and other areas of Utah and Arizona, 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Secor Metropark, Nature Photography Center, sponsored by the Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo. Presented by Gene and Alice Sears. Tour the Nature Photography Center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free.

•Women Alive! Women's History Luncheon, March 10 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Rhonda Sewell will speak on "Generations of Women Moving History Forward". Cost: $13. Call 419-841-3905.

•Changed Life Seminar, March 17 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4207 West Laskey Rd., a non-denominational program with speaker Jan Silvious, counselor and popular keynote speaker. Information: or call 734-850-1135. Registration is $25, required by March 9.

•Girl Scouts 95th Anniversary Parade, March 10 at 1 p.m. at The Town Center at Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. Donation to Wood County Food Pantries requested. Call Angela Tennaro at 419-243-8216.

t Toledo Record Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11 at Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd. Buying and selling of old and new CDs, tapes, records, videos, and more. Admission, $1. Information: 419-833-5040.

•Train and Toy Show of Greater Toledo, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stranahan Great hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., early birds from 9 to 11 a.m. Admission is $8 early birds, $6 general, and kids 12 and under are free. Activities for children, food, raffles, and dealers.

•NW Ohio "Toledo Blade" Spelling Bee for area middle school students, March 14 at Owens Community College in the Mainstage Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Information: 567-661-7421 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7421.

t "Styles, Smiles, and Shamrocks," style show and luncheon presented by Zenobia Divan and A-Team Ladies, March 17 at Zenobia Hall, 1511 Madison Ave. Doors open 11 a.m. Champagne luncheon at noon, fashions by Coldwater Creek and Dillard's. Tickets, $25. Door prizes, silent auction. For tickets, make check payable to Divan Ladies Style Show, and send with a self-addressed envelope to N. Lee, 336 East Church St., Bowling Green, OH 43402. Information: 419-241-3189.


t Franciscan Follies, 7:30 p.m. March 2 at the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. A variety of performing arts by actors, dancers, musicians, and singers, all by Lourdes faculty, staff, students, and friends. Chocolate Decadence and Other Loving' Spoonfuls dessert buffet follows. Admission is free, donations welcome.

•Steppin' Out! Live and silent auction to benefit the Toledo School for the Arts, March 3 at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., admission is free for auction only, dinner is $45 per person, reservations only. Tables of 10 are $400. For reservations or to donate call 419-246-8732 ext 217.

•Book sale by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, March 3 from 9 a.m. to noon for Friends of the Library only, and noon to 4 p.m. for the public. March 4 is bag day, noon to 4 p.m.

t Garden Club Forum luncheon and fashion review, "Scintilla Flower Power," March 22, Stranahan Great Hall. Social and raffle ticket sales at 11 a.m. Luncheon at noon. Fashion show at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Toledo Botanical Garden intern program, scholarships, and civic beautification. Tickets, $30. RSVP by March 16.

•BGSU Dance Marathon will be held March 24-25, to benefit the Children's MIracle Network. This is the largest student-run philanthropy in Ohio. To sponsor or make a donation call the BGSU Dance Marathon office at 419-372-0530, or Christina Roush, Sponsorship Chair at 440-212-0938. For more information go to

•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 in grades K-6 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.

•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 March 10 auction at Gianno's restaurant. Works by local artists and other items auctioned to raise funds for curriculum enrichment, instructional support and equipment. 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 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.


•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 March 10 at 1 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Conference Center of Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. 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.

•Daughters of the American Revolution, Ursula Wolcott/Black Swamp Chapter National Society, meets March 3 at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Parkway, at noon. For luncheon reservation call 419-381-0446.

•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. 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 room 2562, Bancroft Street campus. Anyone interested in speaking German is welcome. Information: 419-530-5506.

•Ladies Auxiliary of District 1 VFW, will meet March 4 at Post #606, 3005 Laskey Rd., meeting begins at 10 a.m. There will be a reverse raffle at the post on March 3 with a Buffet at 6 p.m. and raffle at 7 p.m.

•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 4 will meet March 7 at AFSCME Toledo Regional Office, 420 South Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-478-7392.

•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. to noon at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy. Free to the public. Information: 419-866-0782 or at

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

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

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 at

•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 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. March 7: Creative slide competition and program. 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.

•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:

t Womens Connection West of Sylvania brunch and program, March 9 at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania. Cost, $12. Juice and coffee at 9:15 a.m., followed by brunch and program. Reservations due March 7. Call 419-472-8749, evenings. Cancellations necessary.


t Cathedral Masterworks concert by the Masterworks Chorale, 8 p.m. March 17 at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. Ticket information: 419-246-8000 or 1-800-348-1253.


•Spring Festival of Crafts, sponsored by The Toledo Craftsman's Guild, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lucas County Rec Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. Free canvas tote bag to the first 50 customers both Saturday and Sunday.

•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.

t Spring craft and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at Hope United Methodist Church, 4069 West Sylvania Ave. Homemade soup and sandwich lunch available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


•Astronomy Program:, Lunar Eclipse Viewing, 6 to 9 p.m. March 3 at University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, West Bancroft Street campus. The eclipse will begin 6 p.m. to about 6:40 p.m., with partial eclipse until after 8 p.m. Viewing will be weather dependent. Free and open to the public, donations to the planetarium accepted. Information: Toledo Astronomical Association, 419-535-8775.

t Astronomy program, "What Happened to Pluto?", at the Lourdes College Appold Planetarium, Convent Boulevard, Sylvania. Dates are the following Fridays at 7:30 p.m.: 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 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.

•College Night, Greater Hancock County, for area high school students to explore educational opportunities as 80 colleges and universities visit the Owens Findlay-area Campus, March 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Education and Wellness Center. Information: 567-429-3509 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 3509.

•College Preview Night, for area high school students to explore educational opportunities as over 100 colleges and universities visit Owens Toledo-area Campus, March 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center. Information: 567-661-7777 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7777.

•Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) training program, sponsored by Owens and the Lucas County Emergency Management Agency, March 10 and 11 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the College's Workforce and Community Services building. Information: 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.

•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 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, 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.

•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.

•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 and COMPASS test preparation: 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. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2721.

•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, administered by an Occupational Therapist and a Speech Language Pathologist to focus on essential motor, social, and academic skills needed in the kindergarten classroom. Session offered: April 16-May 25. 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 and who have 30 days or more experience on the roof. Must show a driver's license or birth certificate.

•Spring Transfer Fair for area residents and Owens students to explore transfer options, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Owens Community College Audio/Visual Classroom Center. For more information call 567-661-7189 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7189.

•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 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 ratio is low. Private half hour lessons also available. Information: 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, through March 19. Applications are available at the school, 1546 Dartford Rd., Maumee, or by calling 419-868-9885. An Open House is scheduled 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.

•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.


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

•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. 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 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:

•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.


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