Holland, Springfield Twp.
t Springfield Band Boosters, chicken barbeque dinner, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Alumni Night, in the high school gym, 1470 South McCord Rd. Adults, $8; children age 10 and under, $4. Contact any band member for tickets, or call 419-867-5689 by Sept. 7.
t Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 7, cost $7. Hot dogs and chips, $2. New Hope Christian Church, Holloway and Garden roads, Holland.
t Wednesday dinners, now through September, from 5-7 p.m., American Legion Post, 1074 Clarion Rd. Weekly menu: 419-865-8511.
t Sylvania Arts Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. More than 300 juried arts and crafts from across the country. Best of show awards in fine arts and crafts.
t Fossil Fest 2007 at the Sylvania Historical Village, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at 5717 North Main St. Look through truckloads of fossil laden shale; geologists on hand to help identify fossils. Dino egg hunt for ages 5 and under; dino run at 12:15 p.m. for ages 6-10; demonstrations and exhibits by rock and mineral clubs. Free admission. Information: 419-882-4865.
t Dieting and body image seminar for teens, 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St. Dieting and dieting disorders, dealing with body image in today's culture. Register by Sept. 4.
t German Family Dinner,
5 p.m. Sept. 14, at Joseph Diehn Post 468 American Legion, 5580 Centennial Rd. Entrees prepared by Erich Schiehlen, master meat cutter and sausage maker. Donation, $7. Open to the public.
t Sylvania Farmers Market, Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. in the former Marino's Market Parking Lot on Main Street, adjacent to the Sylvania Historical Village, now through Oct. 11. Call Laura Glover, Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, 419-882-2135.
t Sylvania Schools classes for adults: free GED prep and official practice tests at 7035 Madison, Holland, and at 6850 Monroe St. Free English for Speakers of Other Languages, 6850 Monroe St., Room 208. Call 419-824-8539.
t Ottawa Hills Community Education: adult classes for fall include Bridge for beginners or intermediate levels, Pilates, and Choosing a Digital Camera. Children's classes, for residents of Ottawa Hills only, include yoga, martial arts training, puppetrs, and an art quilt. Brochures: www.ohschools.K12.oh.us or call 419-537-9852.
t Potter's Hand Church, Family Fun Day, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 8 at 3255 Markway, at Secor Road and Central Avenue. Free snow cones, cotton candy, hot dogs, games, prizes. Call: 313-320-7922.
t Pride of Toledo Sweet Adeline Chorus rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Medina Baseball Academy Building at Holloway and Airport Hwy. Donations accepted until Sept. 7. Call 419-866-8500.
t St. Catherine of Siena Festival 2007, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to midnight, Sept. 15 from 2 p.m. to midnight, and Sept. 16 from noon to 8 p.m. at 4555 North Haven. Sept. 14 Texas Hold 'Em tournament and poker. Bingo Sept. 15-16 and chicken dinner Sept. 16. Unlimited rides with wristband, 1-5 p.m. Sept. 16. Music by Madison Avenue on Sept. 14-15 and by Johnny Rodriguez on Sept. 16.
t IMA Dance, Sept. 16 at Conn Weisenberger Hall, 2020 West Alexis Rd. Lunch at 2 p.m.; dance from 3-7 p.m. Music by The Knewz from Buffalo, N.Y.
t Fall Fantasia Dance from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Great Hall, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Music by the Johnny Knorr Orchestra, door prizes, snacks. Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets at the door, $5. Paramount Elite members, free. Couples and singles welcome.
t Trinity Church's clothing sale at the Next to New Shop, Adams and St. Clair streets downtown Toledo. Open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Men's, women's, children's clothing available. Proceeds to local charities.
t Farmers' Market at Augsburg Church, 1342 Sylvania Ave., every Tuesday through Oct. 30 from 3-7 p.m. in the church parking lot. Call 419-478-2374.
t Free Downtown Toledo Walking Tours: noon to 1 p.m., rain or shine. 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. Free parking on downtown streets between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Information: 419-530-3591.
t Maumee River History Bridge Cruise, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Sept. 9 aboard the Sandpiper on the river with historian Fred Folger, sponsored by the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor. 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. Reservations required: 419-537-1212.
t Friendship Park Senior Center fall craft show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the center, 2930 131st St. Baked goods, crafts, household items on sale. Sloppy Joe lunch available. Craft vendors may rent tables at $10 or $15. Call 419-936-3079.
t Towne Club Luncheon and program, Sept. 6 at the Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee. Cards at 10 a.m., social hour at 11:30 a.m., luncheon at non and speaker at 1:15 p.m. Paula Lewis, director of Beach House Family Shelter will be the speaker. Reservations and $16 check payable to Towne Club must be received in advance; send to D. Brown, 7703 Greenville Crossing, Waterville, OH 43566.
t Women's Connection West brunch, Sept. 14 at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd. Juice and coffee at 9:15 a.m. followed by brunch, style show and speaker. Reservations and complimentary nursery, 419-472-8749, by Sept. 11. Cost, $12. Cancellations necessary. Next brunch, Nov. 9.
t 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.
t Tea at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum: Sept. 13 at 2 p.m., Oct. 11 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 6 and 13 at noon, 3, and 6 p.m. at the center, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Adults $10, children $3. Members, $7. Reservations required in advance. For information on the tea programs, call 419-352-0967 or visit www.woodcountyhistory.org.
t Tea Party in the Garden, 1 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Lamb Garden at the Wolcott House Museum complex, 1035 River Rd., Maumee. Reservations required, $15. Call 419-893-9602. Antique Appraisal, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Box Schoolhouse at the complex. $15 for the first item, $10 each additional item. Reservations not required.
t Tea with Belle and Friends, Sept. 23 at the Monclova Community Center, sponsored by the Waterville Playshop. Seating from noon to 2 p.m. or from 2-4 p.m. Have cookies, punch, and tea with Belle and other cast members from Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which will be produced by the Waterville Playshop at 8 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 5, 6, and 7, and at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Anthony Wayne High School, reserved seating only. Cost for the tea is $5 for adults and children; call 419-470-2730 for tea reservations or visit www.watervilleplayshop.org.
t Noon Tunes: Toledo Botanical Garden at Elmer Drive Aug. 31 featuring Kerry Clark. Free noon concert.
t Fall Pancake Breakfast, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Metroparks Hall, 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 8, West Central Avenue. Pancakes, sausage links, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate. Cost $4.95 adults, $2.50 children under age 12. Indoor seating available. Sponsored by Volunteers in Parks with proceeds used for Metroparks projects.
t Bird Study for Adults: Warblers, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Yager Center, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 8. Sort out the fall warblers that are once again passing through the area. Take binoculars, bird guides and dress for the weather. Autumn Adventure: Wake Up With The Birds, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview Area, 8-9 a.m. Sept. 8. Morning walk along the Maumee. See how many different birds you can identify along the hike. Information: 419-407-9700.
t Kitty Todd Prairie Seed Collection, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.
t Making Memories: Home Run, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, lower level, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Sept. 12. Educational, after-school program about baseball history. Hear "Casey at the Bat," have a baseball treat, learn a song, and make pennants. Register for the Making Memories series, September to May, for $24, or for an individual program, $3. Parent participation required. Members receive discounts. Call 419-277-0107.
t Side Cut Explorer tram rides along the Maumee River, every Tuesday 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon, now through October, at Side Cut Metropark, riverview parking lot. Board the 12-passenger, wheel-chair accessible tram for a ride along the river and canal towpath. Free. Groups can schedule separate times for a nominal fee. Information: 419-407-9700.
t VFW Post 606 auxiliary will meet 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at the post, 3005 Laskey Rd. Inspection by Tina Grigsby, District 1 president. Light lunch served.
t Lucas County Council ladies auxiliary, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Post 2898 at 3925 Alexis Rd.
t Topics Camera Club, 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and the first Wednesday each month at Perrysburg Way Library, 101 Indian Ave. Program on architecture. Programs include color slides or color prints from film or digital.
t New Parent series: Infant Massage, 11 a.m. Sept. 9 for parents and babies ages 3 weeks to crawling; Baby and Me Yoga, Sept. 22; Baby Signs, Oct. 13 with the Toledo Hearing and Speech Center, and Read to Me, Oct. 27. Free, but registration required two to three weeks in advance. Classes held in the Children's Room, second floor of Main Library, 325 Michigan St., downtown. Call 419-259-5231.
t French classes, beginning Sept. 10 at the Alliance Francaise de Toledo studio at Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., Suite 102. Basic, intermediate, advanced. Open house at the studio from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8. Adult classes in the evenings, children's classes on Saturdays. Information: www.aftoledo.com or 419-537-9024.
t Toledo Zoo classes for volunteer educators, EdZOOcators, will begin Sept. 19 for week day sessions and Sept. 29 for weekend classes. Training consists of orientation plus seven classes. Volunteers handle small live animals and animal biofacts and provide educational programs on and off the zoo grounds. Volunteers must be age 18 or older. Call Bill Davis, 419-385-5721 or e-mail email@example.com.
t 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.
t The Star Gazer, Aug. 31 at
8:30 p.m., and Native American Skylore, 8:30 p.m. Fridays from Sept. 7-28 at the Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, University of Toledo, Bancroft Street campus. Adults $5, senior citizens and children $4. Free viewing of the skies after all evening programs, at the Brooks Observatory, weather permitting. Observing at the Ritter 1-meter telescope available the night of Sept. 7. Information hotline: 419-530-4037.
t Kaffestunde, German coffee hour, 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays during the school semester, University of Toledo Student Union 2562, Bancroft Street campus. Anyone speaking German is welcome. Information:. 419-530-5506.
t Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, book discussion on Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m., Reynolds Corners branch library, Dorr Street.
t Book Club Basics: How to Run a Successful Book Club and Have Fun, 2 p.m. Sept. 15, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave. Explore Web sites and find ways to start and moderate a book club plus how to enhance discussions. Refreshments provided. Reservations required: 419-259-5295.
t Paws to Read, Tuesday evenings from Sept. 11 through Oct. 2 at West Toledo branch library, 1320 West Sylvania Ave. Children entering grades 1-5 can sign up for a 20-minute session to read aloud to a therapy dog. Call 419-259-5290.
•S.N.i.P. - Spaying/Neutering Prevention Program 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.
•Jewelry, Gem, Mineral Show and Sale by Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club, 2-9 p.m. Sept. 7; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at 4645 Heatherdowns. Adults $4; students and seniors over 55 $3; children under 12 with an adult, and Scouts and soldiers in uniform are free. Information: 419-531-8124.
•Toledo Potters' Guild will hold pottery classes this fall for children ages 14 through adult at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Individuals may enroll in one of two 10-week beginning pottery classes that will offer instruction in the various techniques of working clay to create works of art starting the week of Sept. 8. Information: www.toledopottersguild.org or call 419-535-6937.