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Published: Wednesday, 4/11/2007

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Oregon

t Fear Factor Feast for grades 6-12 at the Oregon branch library, 2 p.m. April 14 at 3340 Dustin Rd. Prizes awarded to the bravest eaters of the food they will feature.

t Bird Study for Adults: Thrushes, Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 9 to 11 a.m. April 14, at 4600 Starr Ave. Thrushes return to summer in the park. Learn about the field markings of these melodious birds. Bring binoculars and bird guides, and dress for outdoor weather.

t Christ United Methodist country breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. April 14 at the church, 5757 Starr Ave. at Stadium Road. Adult $5, children ages 4-12, $3.

t American Legion Post 537 chicken barbecue, noon till sell out on April 15, 4925 Pickle Rd. Tickets, $7.50 adults, $4 child. Portion of proceeds will benefit the Buckeye State delegates.

t Home Buyer seminar, 6 to 8 p.m. April 18 at Oregon branch library, Dustin Road. Information for those interested in buying a home. Free and open to the public.

t Oregon Fest planning meeting, 7 p.m. April 19 at the Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Information: www.OregonFest.org or 419-691-9750.

t Oregon Community Theatre musical, Gilligan's Island, 8 p.m. April 20-21 and 27-28 and 3 p.m. April 29 at Fassett School auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave. Tickets: 419-691-1398.

t Friends of Pearson pancake breakfast, Pearson Metropark, Macomber Lodge, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 21, Navarre Street. Spend the first day of spring in the metropark while enjoying a pancake breakfast by Friends of Pearson. Fee: $4.50

t Christ United Methodist Youth swedish meatball dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or until gone, April 22 at 5757 Starr Ave. extension. With homemade noodles and dessert. Adult $7, child $5.

t Meditation 101 class for relaxation and overall self improvement, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following Saturdays: April 21 and 28, and May 26, Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd.

t "Medicaid and Estate Planning," a presentation at 2 and 6:30 p.m. April 24 at Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public.

•Great Eastern Toastmasters of Oregon meet at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays each month at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Rd. Improve public speaking, listening, and leadership skills. Information: 419-836-5556.

Pemberville

t Otterbein Portage Valley card party, 1:30 to 4 p.m. April 17 in the auditorium at 20311 Pemberville Rd. Tickets at the door, $5. Refreshments, prizes.

Perrysburg

t Country Garden Club of Perrysburg, flower arranging demonstration luncheon and book signing with Ron Morgan, author of In the Company of Flowers, 10 a.m. April 16 at Owens Community College, audio visual building, room 125, Oregon Street. Cost, $45. Mail checks to the Souders, 5 Maple St., Perrysburg, OH 43551.

t Book discussion: Snow by Orhan Pamuk, 7 p.m. April 16 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Earth Day book sale, 1 to 4 p.m. April 22 at the library.

t 577 Foundation organic companion planting class, "Companions in Your Garden," 2 to 4 p.m. April 15 at the 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St. Cost, $5. Registration and fees due in advance, 419-874-4174, days.

t George Carruth, author of The Boy Who Loved Birds, and illustrator Libby Carruth Krock, will visit St. Rose School on April 16 to address grades 1-2 and 5-6.

t "Heroes," lecture by Clinton Mauk on General Anthony Wayne, William Henry Harrison, and Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, 7 p.m. April 17 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Free, with refreshments.

t PBS Program Club, "Jonestown: the Life and Death of People's Temple," a video showing at 10:30 a.m. April 19 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Discussion at noon.

t Kurdistani film, Turtles Can Fly, 7 p.m. April 20 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., with refreshments served. Classic film, Night at the Opera, 10 a.m. April 26, with refreshments. Free.

t Perrysburg Symphony choral, Latin Eucharistic Masses by Mozart, Britten, and John Michael Talbot, 3 p.m. April 22, First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second St. Tickets at the door.

t Perrysburg WWII speaker: Former German engineer who served with the German Navy in 1942, Pete Petersen speaks on "The Other Side," 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Schaller Memorial Building, 130 West Indiana Ave. Free to the public.

t Global Warming, a talk by Bernard Marcus, 7 p.m. April 24 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Refreshments served. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Perrysburg Area.

t "An Inconvenient Truth," the documentary on global warming, 2, 4, and 7 p.m. April 25 at Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue. Free admission; refreshments provided free by the Country Garden Club.

Rossford

t Rossford Eagles rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at 658 Lime City Rd. Breakfast available. Open to the public.

t Square and contra dances with live music and caller: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 14 and May 12, Rossford United Methodist Church, 719 Dixie Hwy. Admission, $6. All dances are taught; take a dessert to share. Information: 419-354-7479.

t Ballroom dancing class, 5 to 7 p.m. April 15 at Rossford Recreation Center, 400 Dixie Hwy. Registration number: 419-666-2905.

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

t Poetry and Song Lyric writing contest for grades 6-12, now through April 26, sponsored by the Rossford Public Library, Dixie Highway. Three winners will be announced and awarded May 4. All forms of written poetry and music lyrics accepted. Participation prizes awarded. Contest rules: www.rossfordlibrary.org/teens/InkitUp1.html

t All Saints Parish chicken paprikas dinner, noon to sell out on April 22 in the McAlear Center, 628 Lime City Rd. A full dinner costs $8; a half dinner costs $5.

t After School Chess Club, 4 to 5 p.m. April 24, and May 22, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Highway. For students age 7 and older who know how to play the game. Checkers games will also be played.

Walbridge

t Jeopardy and the Great Chocolate Chip Taste-Off for grades 6-10, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 12 at the Walbridge branch library, 108 North Main St. Preschool Storytime also held at 11:30 a.m.

Wood County

t Sunset Serenade Walk along the boardwalk at Irwin Prairie, one of the last great wet prairies in Ohio, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. April 13. Meet in the lobby of the W.W. Knight Nature Center, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg for the carpool trip. Registration required: www.wcparks.org

t NW Ohio Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, noon to 3 p.m. April 14 at the Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. , Bowling Green. Sessions held every 45 minutes on topics that include tree planting and pruning, bees, GPS scavenger hunt, nature art, emerald ash borer, wildlife, and tree identification. Demonstrations on chainsaw carving and safety, wood carving, credible edibles (mushrooms), and soil tent. Nature's Nursery wildlife rehab will have presentations at 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. plus paper making activity for children. Free family event. Information: 419-893-1966 or 419-354-5517.

t Nature's Nursery visits, 6;30 to 7:30 p.m. April 20; visit from the wildlife rescue group. Basket weaving from 9 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m. April 21 for ages 12 to adult. Fee of $10 for materials for weaving a wine basket. Programs held at the W.W. Knight Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Reservations required for all programs: www.wcparks.org

Toledo

t Stardust Dance for all ages, 7 to 11 p.m. April 13 at the Stranahan Theater Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Johnny Knorr Orchestra, snacks, door prizes, cash bar. Tickets, $5 at the door. Free admission to Paramount Elite members. Couples and singles welcome.

t Buster Keaton silent film, The General, accompanied by organ music performed by Tom Trenney, 7:30 p.m. April 13 at First Congregational Church, 2315 Collingwood Blvd. Reception follows the program. Tickets at the door are $10 adults, $5 for child age 12 or under.

t Kenya: Its People, Culture and Beauty, a talk by Dorcel Dowdell, manager of the Main Library downtown, 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 16 at the Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. Covers her trips to the capital city of Nairobi, a safari to the Amboseli and Lake Nakuru National Parks, to an Indian Ocean beach resort in Mombasa, and an orphanage. Free to the public.

t Memorial Poppy Dinner by Przybylski Post 642, from 4 to 7 p.m. April 21 at the post home at 2810 Airport Hwy. Spaghetti and meatballs dinner. Each diner will receive a handmade poppy. Information: 419-381-9259.

t Daughters of the British Empire 60th anniversary tea party, Sir James M. Barrie chapter, 2 to 4 p.m. April 21 at St. Michaels in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4718 Brittany. Tickets, $12 adults, $6 child. Free for ages 4 and under. Call 419-476-3838.

t Women's Day Program at New Prospect Baptist Church, April 22 at 1425 W. Delaware Ave. Conference overview 9 to 10 a.m. Scharita Barry-Lacey will speak at 11 a.m. and Ashley Futrell will speak at 4 p.m. on the theme, "Women Reaching Higher Heights." Fee of $10 includes continental breakfast, registration, and attendance.



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