•Connect to Creativity teen art show at the Toledo-Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St., now through April 28. The show is in the gallery on the second floor, the display area on the garage level, and in the Wintergarden on the first floor. It includes 150 works of art - drawings, paintings, jewelry, and sculptures - from area youths in grades 6 through 12. A reception for the teen artists and an open house is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. on April 28. in the McMaster Center and Lobby. The Main Library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
•Ruth Blank Essay Contest for children in grades K through 12, sponsored by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The theme is "How Tall Is Your Tale?" Categories are K-second grade, third-fifth, sixth-eighth, and ninth-12th. Prizes will be awarded to winning essay entrants: first place $200, second place $100, third place $50 and six honorable mentions at $25 each. Contest essay forms are available at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library branch locations, at the Main Library, and on the Library's Bookmobile. Essays must be turned in by May 14.
•Business After Hours event hosted by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, April 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave., near Corey Road. Promote your business in a relaxed setting with light snacks and beverages. Display tables available for $100. Purchasers will receive a set of mailing labels of all attendees. Event is free and open to the public. To register your business call Marsha Schroeder at 419-243-8191 ext. 228 or go to www.toledochamber.com.
•Cabaret Series at Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., presents French Cabaret: April in Paris Call 419-259-5333.
•Amazon Lodge No. 4, first and third Fridays each month, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 638 North University St., 419-531-7079.
•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.
•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.
•Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu, smoke-free.
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.
•Northwood VFW 2984, 102 West Andrus Rd., 5-8 p.m. every Friday until April 27. All-you-can eat for $7. Steaks, chicken and shrimp available.
•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.
•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 exercise 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. For additional 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). For additional 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.
•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.
•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 and 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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