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Published: Wednesday, 8/15/2007

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• Sidle American Legion fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 17 at 12580 River Rd., Rt. 24.

• Village Tour for senior citizens, by the Wood County Committee on Aging, 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at Providence Metropark, shelter house. Games, fellowship, refreshments. Take lawn chairs. Lunch will follow. Information: 419-353-5661.

• Lutheran Village garage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Use the Forestview entrance. Small furniture, household items, toys and games, electronics and small appliances, collectibles. Benefit for the Village at Wolf Creek. Donations for the sale accepted 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 24 in the chapel.

• Taste of Maumee, 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17; food from around the world offered by 19 restaurants in the 100 block of West Dudley Street.

• Summer Fair concerts, 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18 at West Dudley Street. Ages 21 and older, $4 admission. Groups include Stacked Ham, Harley Packer Band, Under the Covers. See www.maumeesummerfaircom for schedule.

• Maumee Summer Fair: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18, uptown Maumee. Arts and crafts, kids games and rides, classic car show, live entertainment, food. Parade at 10 a.m.

• Maumee High School Alumni meeting, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 in the high school media center. All MHS alumni welcome. Information: 419-893-3200.

• Union School open house, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 18. Public tours through the building on East Broadway for visitors to see recent renovations.

• Maumee Athletic Boosters Club, gold card drive, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 18. Student athletes from Maumee schools will have gold card drive for Gateway Middle School and Maumee High athletics. 419-891-1066.

• Music By The River, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Maumee branch library, River Road. Bring a blanket or a chair for an evening of music on the front lawn with the Maumee Community Band. Rain date the following Tuesday.

• Cass Road Baptist pancake-sausage breakfast, with eggs strata, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at the church, 1400 Cass Rd. All the pancakes you wish, $5 adult, $2 ages 5-10. Free for ages 4 and under.

• The Sixties: The Years that Shaped a Generation, documentary at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16, followed by 11:30 a.m. discussion, held by the PBS Program Club, Way Public LIbrary, 101 E. Indiana Ave.

• Polio: An American Story written by David Oshinsky, book discussion at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Way Public LIbrary, East Indiana Ave.

• Ethnic art and activities at 6:30 p.m. and World Music from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 on the 577 Foundation lawn, 577 East Front St. Free. Take lawn chair or a blanket.

• Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Town Center in Perrysburg. Held by the Guild of Artists and Artisans, the fair will have works of 135 juried artists in a variety of media. Children s art activities. Admission and parking are free.

• Perrysburg Farmers Market, Louisiana Avenue downtown, 3- p.m. Thursdays to Oct. 18. Seasonal fruits, veggetables, annual and perennial plants, cut flowers, herbs, baked goods, food, crafts, unique gifts. www.visitperrysburg.com or 419-874-9147.

• Rossford Policemen s Almester Memorial golf tournament, Sept. 8 at Fallen Timbers Fairways in Monclova, Ohio. Cash prizes, prime rib dinner, free lunch and beverage, raffles. Rossford Police Patrolmen s scholarship fundraiser. Cost, $70 per person. To register a team or individual, call 419-666-5434.

• Government food distribution for the AW School District residents will be 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 20 at Zion United Methodist Church, 10926 Maumee St., Whitehouse.

• Food Pantry open from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 21 at Zion United Methodist Church, Maumee Street, Whitehouse. For AW School District residents.

Waterville

• Waterville Farmers Market downtown, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Nov. 4. Local bands who need the exposure may be able to perform during market day; call Julie Nowak at 419-878-0811 for information.

Whitehouse

• Whitehouse Historical Society: 1840s log house open for tours, Aug. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., corner of Providence, Shepler and Texas streets. The first floor is furnished in the 1840 s period and the second floor is a museum for Whitehouse and the Maumee Valley memorabilia. Also on display, 30 Whitehouse High School graduation class pictures starting with the class of 1901, and 10 issues of the Whitehouse High School yearbook, the Whitetonian, from 1930-1950. Open to the public; new members to the Whitehouse Historical Society welcome.

• Community Ice Cream Social at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, Dutch and Finzel roads, Aug. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. Sandwiches, desserts, sundae bar, and entertainment. Free will offering with proceeds going towards the building fund.

• Clothing Closet and drop off closed at Hope United Methodist Church. The Closet will reopen Aug. 20 with fall, winter clothing for sale.

Wood County

• Spider Eyes, 8 to 9:15 p.m. Aug. 24 at Cedar Creeks Preserve, Walbridge Road, Northwood, north of Woodville Road, with entrance on double drive on west side of 4611 Walbridge Rd. Register: www.wcparks.org.

• Vintage Base Ball game sponsored by the Wood County Historical Center: 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Hayes Presidential Home in Fremont.

• Wood County Historical Center Living History Day, 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Oak Grove Cemetery. Full Moon Tour of the Museum grounds, 9 p.m. Aug. 28. Information: www.woodcountyhistory.org or 419-352-0967.

• Flight of the Damsels and Dragons, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Slide show on dragonflies plus a short walk around the wetland.

• Park Clean-Up, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at Wood County Historical Center, County Home Road, Bowling Green. Volunteers needed.

Findlay

• Boy Scout Troop 338 50th anniversary celebration, Nov. 4 at St. John s Lutheran Church in Findlay. Anniversary weekend planned at Camp Berry on Nov. 10-11. Past members and leaders, contact Bob Schriner at SMTroop338@hotmail.com or www.troop-338.org

Toledo

• Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch anniversary family picnic, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Ottawa Park, 2200 Kenwood Blvd, Liz Pierson Shelterhouse. Free food, games, entertainment. Toledo Police and Fire departments, Mounted Patrol, and others will be present. Free to the public.

• Bowsher Baseball golf outing, Aug. 18 at Heatherdowns Country Club, 3910 Heatherdowns Blvd. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost, $65, includes lunch. Information: 419-944-7376.

• Flag Football program organizational meeting, 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Chester Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St. Cost, $100 members, $150 for non-members. For ages 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14. Register by Sept. 4. Games played at the Scott Park Sports Complex. Sign up: 419-356-1077.

• Full Moon Walk, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Airport Highway, parking lot, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 28. A night hike to learn moon lore and explore nature. Groups welcome with reservations. Free. Call 419-407-9700.

• Book Sale, now to Aug. 25 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr. Call 419-259-5220.

Downtown Toledo

• Up Town Street Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 and noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 19 on 13th Street between Madison and Adams streets. Live entertainment, crafts, food, community resources. Rides and games for children of all ages. Toledo Mounted Police, Toledo Fire Department will be on hand. Finger printing and photo ID cards for children, 2 to 4 p.m. Free admission; fee for children s rides, food.

• Free Downtown Toledo Walking Tours: noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 13, rain or shine. Aug. 16: Halls of Justice, Civic Center Mall; meet at McKinley Statue at Courthouse on Adams Street. Aug. 23: International Park; meet on the river side of Navy Bistro restaurant. Aug. 30: Avenue of the Arts; meet at the Professional Building at Monroe and Parkwood Avenue. Sept. 6: Oliver House; meet at the plaza entrance to the Maumee Bay Brewing Company. Sept. 13: Warehouse District; meet at main entrance to Fifth Third Field at Huron and Washington streets. Tours by trained guides. Information: 419-530-3591.

• Maumee River History Bridge Cruise, Sept. 9 aboard the Sandpiper, a two-hour sunset cruise on the river with historian Fred Folger, sponsored by the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor. See the Veteran s Glass City Skyway bridge, all lit up, and learn history of some of the area s architectural and historical sites. Cost, $15 for members of any historical organization in the Maumee Valley, $18 for others. Space limited; reservations required. Call 419-537-1212.

• Downtown Cruises on the Sandpiper, Jefferson Street dock: Friday Night Family Cruises from 6-8 p.m. Murder Mystery Cruise, 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday through September. Picnic Lunch Cruise at noon Thursdays through October. Discover the River, Saturday morning cruises through September. Lighthouse Cruise 1-5 p.m. Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. Sunset and City Lights Cruise, Sunday evenings through September. Reservations: 419-537-1212 or www.sandpiperboat.com

Battle of Fallen Timbers

• An Evening at Fallen Timbers, Side Cut Metropark, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18, West River Road, Maumee. Meet at Fallen Timbers Monument for a 7:30 p.m. Toledo Metroparks campfire and to visit with historical re-enactors to learn about the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the NW Territory. Take blanket or lawn chair. Free.

• A Walk on Sacred Ground, Side Cut Metropark, Fallen Timbers Monument, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20, West River Road, Maumee. On the anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers learn about the battle and then travel to the battle field which is only open for special programs. Long pants and closed shoes are highly recommended. Free.

• Day of Healing and Remembrance, Side Cut Metropark, Siegert Lake parking lot, 12 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26, West River Road, Maumee. The American Intertribal Association presents an annual program in memory of native ancestors and warriors who fought for the land in the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers. Native speakers, hands-on activities for children, traditional dancing and singing, and arts and crafts for sale. Refreshments available. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free.

Fort Meigs

• Frontier Skills weekend, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25-26 at Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 West River Rd., a mile west of downtown Perrysburg on State Rt. 65. Soldiering and survival skills in early Ohio: firing of muskets and cannons. blacksmiths, tinsmiths, basket weavers, brick makers, and others will display their crafts and offer wares for sale. Soldiers and civilians in time period costumes, cooking demonstrations, beer brewing, period bake ovens, churning butter, Early American theater, Common Stock, and on-site restaurant. Admission, $8 adult, $4 student, Free for ages 5 and under. Ohio Historical Society members, $1. Information: www.fortmeigs.org or 419-874-4121.

Toledo Botanical Garden

• Master Gardener Volunteer Class, held by the Ohio State University Extension for nine Tuesdays, February-March 2008 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Speakers on botany, plant pathology, soils and fertilizers, turf, entomology, ornamental grasses, herbs, herbaceous plants, pruning tips, vegetables, propagation, woody and ornamentals, exotic invaders, pesticides; 2 field trips later in the season. Requirement for volunteers: 50 volunteer hours their first year and 10 hours per year thereafter, plus 6 continuing education hours. OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers work with the Toledo Botanical Garden, Toledo Metroparks, the Toledo Zoo, Kitty Todd Preserve, and other area locations. Class fee, $175, includes course materials and fingerprint background check required by Ohio State University. Mandatory orientation meeting, Aug. 20 at 2 or 6 p.m. at TBG. Call 419-578-6783 to reserve a seat for one of the meetings.

• Evening Jazz at the Toledo Botanical Garden: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Elmer Drive. Aug. 16, Josh Boyd and the VIP Band, blues and barbecue night. Admission: $7. Seniors and students, $6. Members, $5. Free for under age 13.

• Noon Tunes: Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Drive: Aug. 17: Big Blues Bob, and Aug. 31: Kerry Clark. Free concerts.

Parks

• Friends of Side Cut: Arawanna II Nature Cruise, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21. Board the Arawanna II for a nature cruise with a Wood County Park District naturalist. Meet at the foot of Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. Reservations needed: 419-897-8663. Children $10, adult $ 15.

• Nature Shoot: Hummingbirds, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10 a.m. to noon or 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23, Central Avenue in Berkey. Close-up views and photo opportunities with these tiny colorful birds. Fee: $25. Reservations needed: 419-407-9700.

• Noon Tunes: Wildwood Preserve, 5100 West Central Ave. Aug. 24: Dance FX. Free concert.

• Dog Days, a festival for dogs and their people, Secor Metropark, 10000 Central Ave., Berkey, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Performances by the Purina show dogs; dog rescue groups representing many breeds; pet-related vendors. Enter your dog in the small-dog races or in the longest or shortest tail or best dressed contest. To register for contests, or for vendor information, call 419-407-9727.

• Kitty Todd Prairie Seed Collection, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Sept. 15, and 29 at the Kitty Todd Preserve, Swanton. Volunteers of all ages help collect ripe seeds for late fall planting; advance registration required. Call 614-717-2770, ext. 42 to volunteer and receive details.

• Blacksmithing Colonial Cookware, Providence Metropark, Isaac Ludwig Mill, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Grand Rapids. Watch blacksmith Mark Segaard create colonial cookware on the forge and anvil. Visit the sawyer and grist miller at work and take a ride on the canal boat, The Volunteer for a small fee.

Meetings

• Glass City Miniatures Guild, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 and the third Tuesday each month in the conference center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Mini project each month. Open to the public. 419-936-2986.

• VFW Past Presidents Club, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at VFW Post 3265 located at 5416 Summit St. Auxiliary will host the meeting.

Planetarium

• The Star Gazer, Fridays at 8:30 p.m., to Aug. 31 at 8:30 p.m. at Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, University of Toledo, Bancroft Street campus. Free viewing of the skies after all evening programs, at the Brooks Observatory, weather permitting. Adults $5, senior citizens and children $4. 419-530-4037.

Schools

• Backpack to the Future School Supply Drive, through Aug. 24, Books-A-Million bookstore, 2105 Levis Commons Blvd., Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, and Great Lakes Credit Union branches at 5823 Monroe St. in Sylvania, 624 W. South Boundary in Perrysburg, and 1890 N. Wilkenson Way at O-I Plaza, Perrysburg. Co-sponsored by Owens Community College. For kindergarten-age children. Donations welcome: gently-used or new backpacks, crayons, markers, bottles of glue, glue sticks, colored pencils, pencils, pink erasers, school boxes, pocket folders, marbled covered composition books, facial tissues.

• Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes: free GED classes and practice tests, plus free English classes for speakers of other languages begin Aug. 29, sponsored by Washington Local Schools, Westwood Building, 3939 Wrenwood Ave. Enrollment throughout the year. Class times and schedules: 419-473-2364. All classes are free.

• Free GED preparation and Official Practice Tests through Sylvania Schools: 1-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7035 Madison St., Holland, and 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 6850 Monroe St., Sylvania, room 210. Call 419-824-8539 or 419-867-5763 for details.

• Free English for Speakers of Other Languages, classes for adults held in Sylvania, 6850 Monroe St., Room 208: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. All classes free; Call 419-824-8539 for details.

Teas

• Summer Tea by the Wolcott House Museum, 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at 1031 River Rd., Maumee. Guest speaker, Pat Wilson. Cost, $15. Reservations required: 419-893-3108.

• Tea in the Solarium at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at 5300 West Central Ave. Your choice of sandwiches and homemade desserts, $6. Additional items 60 cents each. Some prepaid reservations available, but not required, by calling 419-825-1793.

Areawide

• Tools for School, a program to help children start the school year off will provide a backpack with school supplies for children ages 6-14. Low-income families need to register 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Salvation Army, 620 North Erie. The program is sponsored by Charter One Foundation and Mercy Health Partners. Information: 419-241-1138.

• The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will hold a Daylily Work Day 9 a.m. Saturday at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Street. Dress to work in the garden. Bring your own shovel, fork, clippers, gloves, etc. Pack a lunch. A daylily dividing clinic will start at1:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. an auction will be open to the public. Information: 419-874-8964.

• Robbins House Museum: antique lamp exhibit and open house, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 25 at 114 South River Rd., Waterville. Sargent House Museum next door also open, with exhibition of pioneer construction methods, Native American items, and more. Walking tour, 2-3 p.m. both days at the Robbins House, led by a costumed docent, $1 donation.

• YW Child Care Connections provides assistance in becoming a child care provider and locating affordable child care for the following counties: Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Wood. Information: 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052.

• S.N.i.P. Spaying/Neutering is Prevention Program with the generous support of the Temperance Animal Hospital and Humane Ohio offers reduced fee vouchers to low income and multiple pet owner families to help defray the costs of spaying or neutering their dogs and cats. Reduced fees are based on the family s income, the number of pets in the family, the pet s gender as well as the weight of the animal. Information: 734-856-7326.

Festivals

• Summer Music Fest in Frankenmuth, Mich., today through Saturday at the Harvey Kern Pavilion and Marv Herzog Platz in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth. Performers include Brenda Lee, Mark Schultz, and the Fabulous Hubcaps. Tickets and scheduling: www.frankenmuthfestivals.com or 1-800-386-3378.

• Birmingham Ethnic Festival, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Consaul and Front streets in East Toledo. Crafts, food, music, parade. Hungarian Folk Dance and music from 5-11 p.m. Aug. 18 at Calvin United Church, Consaul and Bakewell streets, with food and live music, admission free. Visit www.birminghamethnicfestival.org.

• Pemberville Free Fair, Aug. today through Saturday in Pemberville, Ohio. Displays and show open 9 a.m. daily. Grand parade at 1 p.m. Saturday. Portage River Run, Marching Band show begin at noon Saturday. Games, contests, rides, quilt show, dinners, food daily. Visit www.pembervillefair.org.

• Annual German American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, 3634 Seaman St., Oregon. August 24 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., August 25 from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., and August 26 from noon to 8 p.m. Cost, $5 a person Aug. 24-25 includes a raffle ticket for a new car. Sunday, $3. Anyone with active military, police, fire, or EMS personnel will be admitted free. Children age 15 and under are admitted free accompanied by a parent or guardian. Information: www.gafsociety.org/festival.htm.

• Swanton Corn Festival, Aug. 25 at Swanton Memorial Park. Parade at 10:30 a.m. featuring the UT Rocket Marching Band. Live entertainment, food, crafts, rides, camel rides, bike race, Swanton Idol, car show. Information: www.swantoncornfest.com.

• Perch Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at James Park in Marblehead, Main Street. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at St. Mary s parking lot. Prizes, Food, children games, antique car and boat show, entertainment.

Fund-raisers

• Adopt America Network fundraiser 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17-18 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 19. Come into Oreck Floor Care Center at 5333 Monroe St. or their location at 1207 Tiffin Ave., Findlay, Ohio and Adopt America will receive 10 percent of the sales for those days. Information: www.adoptamericanetwork.org.

• Dog Days of Summer car wash, Expresso Car Wash and the Toledo Area Humane Society will join together for this fund-raiser Aug. 18 at 8 a.m. Expresso will donate $1 per car wash from each of their six citywide locations. Information: 419-893-1406.

• Walk for the Whisper 10 a.m. Aug. 19 at Lourdes College, Sylvania. Registration at 8 a.m. Sponsored by the University of Toledo Medical Center and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition NW Ohio, SE Michigan. Register at www.ovarian.org, click on Ohio. Information: 419-866-6622.

• Flower Hospital Auxiliary s An Evening in Bavaria, 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at Heatherdowns Country Club, 3910 Heatherdowns Blvd. Dinner, music, dancing and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Flower Cancer Center, part of the ProMedica Cancer Institute. Information: 419-824-1915.

• Northwest Ohio ASHE golf outing, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Heatherdowns Country Club, Heatherdowns Boulevard. Shot gun starts at 11:30 a.m. for this four person scramble. Benefit scholarships for candidates in the civil engineering program at the University of Toledo. Information: 419-255-9500, Northwest Ohio Chapter of American Society of Highway Engineers.

• Golf Scramble by College of Engineering Alumni Affiliate and College of Business Alumni Affiliate. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 25, at Ottawa Park Golf Course. Four person scramble; individual golfers welcome. Cost $50 per golfer. Register by Aug. 17. Information: 419-530-2586.

• Dogs Deserve Better fundraiser, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 26 at Lucky Puppy Country Doggy Daycare in Maybee, Mich. Free services for dogs include animal communicator, reiki, iridology, reflexology, canine massage, portrait sittings. Music, face painting for children, barbecue, and vet chaplaincy services. All services free; donations accepted. Dogs Deserve Better is dedicated to freeing dogs from chains and bringing them into the home. Information: 734-58-PUPPY or www.myluckypuppy.com.

Toledo Zoo

• Music Under the Stars at the Toledo Zoo: 7:30 p.m. every Sunday through Aug. 26 in the zoo amphitheater, Anthony Wayne Trail. Schedule of concerts: Swingin Into Summer Aug. 19, and Rodgers and Hammerstein: Power of Two Aug. 26. Concert is free. Parking for non-members at the Broadway parking lot is $5.

Camps

• Summer Camps in Perrysburg, The Magic School Bus Rides Again and American Girl Adventures. Today and tomorrow. For ages 4-12. Information: 419-861-4618.

• Summer Arts and Sciences Creativity camps weekly at Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., for children ages 5-14, now through Aug. 24. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Half-day camps from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1-4:30 p.m. Registration: 419-531-2046 or go to www.aclew.org.

Crafts, Rummage Sales

• Sunset Auxiliary garage sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today at Manor House Garage, 4020 Indian Rd. Lots of items. Proceeds used to enrich the lives of residents. Information: 419-882-7563.

• Lutheran Church of Our Saviour rummage sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today through Saturday, at 2820 West Alexis.

• Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet Rummage Sale 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. August today through Saturday at the Golden Gate Shopping Center, at Conant and Anthony Wayne Trail, Maumee.

• Mayores Senior Center indoor garage sale, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 2 Aurora Gonzalez Dr. Tables for rent at $10 and $12. Information: 419-242-1144.

• VFW Post 2510 indoor garage sale, Aug. 17-19. Spaghetti dinner, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 24, $6.

• Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Auxiliary garage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at 2001 Perrysburg Holland Rd., Holland. Donations accepted 8 a.m. to noon August 24. Information: 419-861-5531.

• Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Festival in Bono, vendors needed for Sept. 2. Cost is $25 per table. Deadline for reserving tables is Aug. 20. Information: 419-836-7681.

• Sylvania Chamber of Commerce Arts Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Vendor space available at $135 for a 10-by-20-foot booth. For an application, call 419-882-2135.

• Waterville seeks craft vendors for Roche de Boeuf Festival Sept. 22. Deadline for registration is Sept. 11. Call for details: 419-878-5188.

• Lakevue Two flea market every Sunday, at the Adams Twp. American Legion 553, 206 South Byrne Rd. Vendors needed: 419-260-2629.

• Vendors wanted for Flea Market Craft Show 5 p.m. Sept. 3, setup at 3 p.m. at J.W. Diehn American Legion. Information: 419-345-9091.

• Toledo Swiss Ladies Society garage and craft sale, Sept. 8. Crafters needed: call 734-848-8076 or 419-340-5747.

Exchange Students

• Foundation for Intercultural Travel, a State Department designated exchange visitor program: now matching international students ages 15-18 with host families in the area. Families of all types eligible, from two-parent families to retired couples and single parent families. Students arrive a week before school starts; have medical insurance and their own spending money for clothes and entertainment and more. All students speak English and will stay one semester to a full year. Students are from Europe, Brazil, and other countries. Call toll-free, Maryann at 877-439-7862.

• American Cultural Exchange Service, seeking host families for a high school exchange student. Students will be arriving in August. Contact Val at 419-836-1622 for more information or to see student profiles.

• 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 full insurance. 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 other countries. Call 419-344-0466.

• 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.

• AFS-USA intercultural student exchange programs for American and foreign students: 1-800-AFS-INFO or visit www.afs.org/usa.

Clubs

• Lucas County African American Republicans Association meets at 8 a.m. Aug. 18, Frisch s Restaurant on Secor Rd. September fund-raiser discussed.

• American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Sew Nice in the Diamond Plaza, 1855 South Reynolds Rd. 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 www.Perrysburgarts.org.

• Black Swamp Woodcarvers meet 7-9 p.m. every Thursday in the Common Space basement, Reynolds Road and Dorr Street. Annual carving show, Nov. 4. Open to all.

• BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club meets the second Tuesday of the month at various locations. For information call 419-874-2780 or go to www.bmwridersoftoledo.org.

• 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.

• rochet 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 www.gcstoledo.org.

• Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Rd. Mini-project each month. Open to all. Information: 419-936-2986.

• Glass City Singles Social Club offers line dance instruction at 6:30 p.m. and ballroom dance instruction at 7:30 p.m. at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toast of the Town dining experiences at various restaurants on Thursday nights. For list of events visit www.toledosingles.com 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 third 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.

• Jermain Park Shuffleboard Club, at the park at Ottawa Park, Upton and North Cove Boulevard behind the tennis courts. New members invited, $5 per season. Shuffleboard played at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, through the summer. Call 419-824-5173.

• 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.

• 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.

• Lucas County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (LCARES) meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at St. Luke s Hospital near the Cafeteria. Information: www.lcares.org.

• 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 (except July, August and December) at Hancock Fabrics, 5700 Monroe St. at 11 a.m. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or email d.give@accesstoledo.com.

• 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 www.motherscenter.net.

• 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 Michael s Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-536-8525.

• Panera s Professionals book club, newly formed 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 www.toledophotoartsclub.com.

• Public Employee Retirees Ch. 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 info@toledorotary.org.

• 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. Springfield Serger Club meets the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon. Springfield Quilt Club meets the first Saturday of each month from noon-2 p.m. Information: 419-866-0782 or www.sewmanystitches.com.

• 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. Meetings the second Monday each month. Information: 419-825-3509.

• Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays each month at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie s Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-893-9759 or at www.toastmasters.org.

• Toledo Area Genealogical Society meets every second Monday, except July and August, in the basement of the Common Space Bldg., 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Information: www.tagsohio.org.

• 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 www.toledocameraclub.com.

• Toledo Dulcimer Club, Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the stable area at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, weather permitting, 5100 West Central Ave. Take your dulcimers, harmonicas, banjos, guitars, or washboards to join in. Country, gospel, and old time music. Singers and hand clappers welcome. Information: 734-856-4573.

• 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: www.toledopcug.net.

• Toledo Polish Genealogy Society meets the third Saturday each month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St., visit Web site at www.geocities.com/tpgs02.

• 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.

• Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the second and fourth 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 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: www.westernlakeerie.org.

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

Education

• 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.

• 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. Information: 567-661-7385.

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

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.

• Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m.

• raternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu, smoke-free.

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

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

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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