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Published: Wednesday, 2/20/2008

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tA Decade of Celebrating Black History, sponsored by Black History Month Committee, 6 p.m. March 1, at the Event Center, 23 North Summit St., with guest speaker, Greg Moore, editor of The Denver Post. Tickets in advance are $25, cash bar available, evening attire. Call 419-478-3327.

tToledo Zoo volunteer opportunities are available for adults and teens ages 13-17 who have an interest in animals, nature, education, conservation, and/or community service. Training is provided. Teens interested in volunteering this summer should apply by March 15. Call 419-385-4040 or go to www.toledozoo.org.

Benefits

tSwim & Stride for Diabetes, a family event to help local children with diabetes, noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at the University of Toledo Recreation Center. Participate individually or as a team. Register online at www.dys4kids.org. Earn a free T-shirt with a minimum of $50 in pledges, and free admission to the recreation center Feb. 23 for raising $50 per family or $25 per person.

t Oscar Night, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 24, area residents can watch their favorite stars vie for the Academy Awards during the Greater Toledo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross annual Oscar Night event at Owens Community College. Event features dancing, live music, and food from Toledo restaurants. Tickets are $90 each. Information: 419-329-2619.

tAn Evening With..., provides funding for Toledo Children s Hospital, and includes silent and live auctions, 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., reservations required. Call the Foundation: 419-291-5463.

tCode 3 breakfast, sponsored by the Whitehouse Fire Department, 10550 Waterville St., Whitehouse, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Sunday of every month through March. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee, juice, and milk. Cost, $5 adults; $4 seniors, and $3 children. Meals for children 3 and under are free. Carryout available, large orders delivered. Call 419-877-0363. Proceeds support various community-service activities.

Meetings

tToledo Stamp Expo sponsored by Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24, at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. Kid s Korner, food, free admission, free parking, raffles.

tAFSCME Retirees 1184, Sub-chapter 109 will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at Ohio Council 8 Headquarters, 420 South Reynolds Rd., 419-475-8380.

tPast President Club to the Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the VFW Post 606, 3005 Laskey Rd.

tP.E.R.I. Chapter No. 93 will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Oregon Fire Station No. 2, 1102 South Wheeling St., Oregon. Informtion: 419-691-3040.

t Wood County chapter Ohio Genealogical Society, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St., Bowling Green. Discussion of use of church records, bibles, in genealogical research. Silent auction table.

Health

tNutrition classes for cancer patients, 6-8 p.m. March 13 and April 10, at the Victory Center, 5532 West Central Ave., Classes are free. Information: 419-531-7600 or www.WAPFToledo.org.

tAutism Society of NW Ohio Workshop, Behavior Solutions For Adolescents Who Have Severely Limiting Autism, 9:30 a.m. to noon on Feb. 21 at Toledo Hospital Education Center auditorium, 2109 Hughes Drive. Cost is $10 parents, and $15 professionals. Scholarships available. Call 419-578-2766 or visit www.asno.org.

tAutistic Forum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1 in the St. Vincent s Hospital Auditorium, 2313 Cherry St. Information, call Leola Haynes at 419-244-5390.

tWellness Workshop for female cancer survivors, sponsored by the ProMedica Cancer Institute and its Healing Care program, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26, at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. Session includes lunch. Registration: 419-824-5516.

Clubs

tAmerican Legion Post 335 luncheon meetings at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., Fridays at noon. Information: 419-877-5414.

tAmerican 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.

tBMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club meets the second Tuesday of the month. For more information: 419-874-2780 orwww.bmwridersoftoledo.org.

tBridge Group meets for duplicate bridge every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest; public welcome. Information: 419-476-0866.

tCompass 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 the public. Information: 419-865-8848.

tCrochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets the first Thursday each month from6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. Information: 419-241-2683.

t Cygnets 4-H Club of Swan Creek, for ages 8-18, invites new members. The club promotes learning, leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Includes summer camp, community service, and 4-H projects, such as small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, insects, gardening, cooking, creative arts, and sewing. The group meets the second Monday each month. For details, call 419-872-2091 or 419-825-3509.

t East Toledo Historical Society meetings, Navarre Park shelter house, White Street near Navarre Avenue, 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.

tGenealogy by Computer Society meets 1 p.m. the second Saturday each month at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Information: 419-382-6559 or www.gcstoledo.org.

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

tGlass 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., and Toast of the Town dining experiences at various restaurants on Thursday nights. Information: 1-800-937-4616 or www.toledosingles.com.

tGreater Toledo Republican Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Wernert s Corners Civic Association building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.

tGreater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the Common Space library, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-535-1064 or 419-882-0461.

tHoley Toledo Knitters guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-537-9325.

tIPMS Toledo Plastic Modelers meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays each month, Rider s Hobbies of Toledo, Starlight Plaza Shopping Center, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania.

tLake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings held the second Wednesday each month at Charlie s Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner at6:30 p.m., followed by a meeting. Information: 419-878-2041.

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

tLutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. second Thursday each month, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.

tMachine Embroidery Guild meets at 11 a.m. the second Saturday every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5700 Monroe St. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or e-mail d.give@accesstoledo.com.

tMaumee Valley Ford Model T Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-877-0513.

tMaumee Valley Model Boat Club, meets at 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.

tMother s Center of Great Toledo hosts weekly meetings and social activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. Information: 419-868-1067 or www.motherscenter.net.

tNeedle 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 Drive. Information: 419-832-3801.

tOld 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.

tPals 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.

tPanera s Professionals book club, a 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.

tPhoto Arts Club of Toledo meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-536-8422 or www.toledophotoartsclub.com.

tPRIZM Creative Community sponsors visual and literary art workshops twice a month, plus networking days. Information: 419-872-8730 or www.myprizm.com.

tPublic Employee Retirees Chapter 33 meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday each month at Bowling Green Senior Center. Information: 419-833-5999.

tRotary Club of Toledo meets at noon on Mondays, at The Park Inn. No meeting Feb. 18 for President s Day. Information: 419-241-7060.

tSingles group bowling league is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday in Oregon. Information: 419-862-0098.

tSpringfield 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 second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon.

tSpringfield Quilt Club meets the first Saturday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. Information: 419-866-0782.

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

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

tToledo Area Aboriginal Research Society (TAARS) meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday from now to June (no meeting in March) at the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

tToledo Area Genealogical Society meets every second Monday in Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Information: www.tagsohio.org.

tToledo Artists Club offers children s art classes, advanced drawing, and mixed media for ages 5-17 at the Toledo Botanical Garden. Information: 419-841-8153.

tToledo Bridge Club meets for games at 12:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; also at 7 p.m. on Monday and Saturday at 11 a.m. at 5640 West Central Ave. Beginners welcome. Lessons available. Information: 419-537-6800.

tToledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden Community Room, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-478-7594 or www.toledocameraclub.com.

t Toledo Dulcimer Club, Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. Bring 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.

tToledo Harbor Lighthouse Society meets the last Thursday each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 7 p.m.

tToledo 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.

tToledo Polish Genealogy Society meets the third Saturday each month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Information at www.geocities.com/tpgs02.

tToledo Potters Guild offers classes, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays for ages 7-18. Classes for ages 14 and older offered at 6:30 p.m. Classes are held at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-535-6937 or 419-243-9030 or at www.toledopottersguild.org.

tTopics Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Perrysburg Way Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg.

t Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Monday of each month to improve communication skills. Information: 419-536-9427.

tVFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Thursday each month at 1032 Sylvania Ave.

tWelcome 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.

tWestern 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. Information: www.westernlakeerie.org.

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

Education

tYWCA Child Care Resource and Referral: information on becoming a child care provider and locating affordable child care in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams, and Wood counties. Information: 1-800-632-3052.

tChildbirth education classes at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Drive., Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

tCommunity 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.

tGED test preparation and practice tests for adults: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-9 p.m. at 7035 Madison St., Holland, or Wednesdays from 12:30-8:30 p.m. at 6850 Monroe St., Room 210, Sylvania. Sponsored by Sylvania schools adult basic, literacy education. Information: 419-867-5763.

t GED test preparation offered at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. GED classes, practice tests, instruction in math, reading, and writing offered at no charge. Free five-class fast-track program with test offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

t GED and COMPASS test preparation: Adult Basic and Literacy Education 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.

t 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.

t Hypnosis clinics to stop smoking or lose weight, American Lung Association. $50. Information: 1-800-231-5864.

tIn-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.

tSmoking cessation program at Toledo Hospital, a series of four classes each month, $58. Day or evening classes. Information: 419-291-8033.

tSmoke Stoppers Staying Stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre, Oregon.

Fish Fries

t AMVETS Post 1010, fish fry dinners: 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and 29 and March 7, 14, and 21, at the VFW Post 3265, Point Place, 5416 Summit St. Use side doors. Cost, $7.

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

tDiehn American Legion Post 468, first and third Friday each month through May 2, from 5-7 p.m. at 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. Fried and baked fish. Chicken strips and shrimp available.

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

t Holland American Legion fish fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday through April 18 at the post, 1074 Clarion Ave. Information: 419-865-8511.

tKnights of Columbus Council 3122 will have their fish fry from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday through March 21 at Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd. Fish dinners $7; baked cod $7.50; shrimp $7.50; and frog legs $8.

tLittle Flower Church, 5522 Dorr St., 5-8 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 14, carryout available. Call 419-537-6655.

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

tMayfair-Plymouth Church, 5253 Bennett Rd., 5-7 p.m. Feb. 29, and March 14. Dine in or carry out. Fish, fries, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, and homemade desserts, all-you-can-eat: adults $7 and children under 12 $5, 419-476-7093.

t Northwood VFW 2984 Friday fish fry, 5-8 p.m. every week at 102 West Andrus Rd. Steaks and chicken available.

tOur Lady of Perpetual Help, 2255 Central Grove Ave., Fridays from 5-7:30 p.m. through March 14. All-you-can-eat fried or baked fish. Adults $7.50; seniors $7, and children 10 and under, $4. Macaroni and cheese available.

t Progressive Fishing Association, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. through April 25 at 7675 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse. Adults $7, seniors $6.50, and children $4. Information: 419-392-4715.

tRegina Coeli Parish, 600 Regina Pkwy., 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 22, March 7, and March 21, Alaskan pollock, french fries, coleslaw, desserts, rolls, beverage. Adults, $7 and $4 for children under 12. Pizza and carryout available. Call 419-476-0023.

t Rossford Eagles, 658 Lime City Rd., Rossford, fish fry every Friday during Lent.

tSt. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 North Haven, Fridays through March 21.

Dinners will be served 5-7 p.m. except Good Friday when serving starts at 4 p.m. Adults $7; seniors $6, and $4 for children. Information: 419-478-9558.

tSt. Jerome Church, 300 Warner St., Walbridge, every Friday 5-8 p.m. through March 21. Lake Erie yellow perch, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, baked potato, french fries, bread, beverage, and salad bar. Adults $10; seniors $9, and children $5. Children under age 4 eat free. Pop and dessert sold separately. Carryout available.

tSt. Joseph s-Ida, 8295 Van Aiken St., 4-8 p.m. Fridays through March 21. Lake perch, shrimp, augratin potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage. Adults $11; seniors (65 & over) $10; child fish (4-12) $5; grilled cheese $5; children 3 & under free. Carryouts available: 734-269-6262.

tSt. Paul s Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd., Oregon, 4-7 p.m. every Friday through March 14. Alaskan walleye, all you can eat, dessert included, dine-in or carry-out. Adults $7.75 and children $3.50.

tSt. Pius X Parish, 3011 Carskaddon, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 14. Fish, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, rolls, and dessert. Adults $7.50; seniors $6.50, and children 12 and under, $4.50.

tSt. Rose School, 215 East Front St., Perrysburg, 5-7 p.m. Fridays through March 14. Fish, baked potatoes, french fries, macaroni and cheese, pizza ($2 children only), coleslaw, soup, rolls, and beverages. Adults $8; seniors $7, and children 4-11, $5. Proceeds support Boy Scout Troop 167 and the Knights of Columbus. Carryout: 419-874-1867.

tSt. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 729 White St., 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday through March 21. Alaskan pollock, scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, coleslaw or tossed salad, bread, butter, coffee or milk, and homemade desserts. Adults $7; seniors $6.50, and children under 12, fish or macaroni and cheese, $3.50. Carryout available. Information: 419-698-1519.

tVFW Post 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd., all-you-can-eat for $6.50, 5-8 p.m. every Friday through March 14.

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

tVFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul St., 4-8 p.m. Feb. 29, and March 14. Yellow perch, frog legs, shrimp, coleslaw, and french fries. Take out or eat in. Information: 419-698-4411.

Pets

tGood Manners and Basic Obedience training for dogs, classes held 6-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Cost, $10 per class. Information: 419-891-0705.

tS.N.i.P. Spaying and 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 family income, number of pets in the family, the pet s gender and weight. Information: 734-856-7326.

Training

tRoofers 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 roofs. Must show driver s license or birth certificate.

tEmployment 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.

tOne-stop employment and job training. Information: Lucas County, 419-213-JOBS, or Wood County, 419-352-4172.

tProject 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.

tSTS 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 www.stsfoundation.org.

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



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