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Published: 4/9/2008

What's on: Areawide

• Wolcott House Museum Complex & Museum Store, 1031 River Rd., Maumee, now open. Maumee Valley Historical Society presents Remember The Ladies. On display are dresses and memorabilia from the era of each of the eight First Ladies from Ohio. Guided tours are Thursdays through Sundays beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Information: 419-893-9602.

• Glass City Singles Dance, April 11 at Glass City Boardwalk, 27820 East Broadway, Moline, Ohio. Astrologist, Janet Amid, will be available from 9-11 p.m. Information: 419-838-7000 or visit www.toledosingles.com.

• Doll Show & Sale, for Toledo Glass City Doll Collectors, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., admission $3.50 adults and $1 children under 10. Door prizes, appraisals $3 each, limit 3 dolls. Food area open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 419-599-7162.

• Andrew Hemminger and Dave Bensch, two friends from Oak Harbor who set out to meet and interview the best college basketball coaches in the land, will talk about their trip and their book Destination Basketball , at Bowling Green State University, 6-8 p.m. April 17, in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Event is free.

• Auditions for Toledo Opera Chorus can be scheduled by calling Renay Conlin at 419-255-7464 or rconlin@toledoopera.org.

• Eckrich Reunion, 20-year anniversary of Fremont plant closing, 1 p.m. July 27 at the Sandusky Township Volunteer Fire Department. Planning committee is asking for addresses of anyone interested in attending the reunion-cookout. Call 419-334-6170 or 419-334-2248.

• Lake Erie Rough Riders Water Ski Club get together, July 5. Retired Lake Erie Rough Riders and other interested parties can call 734-243-0945, 419-536-7198, or 734-654-3798, or visit www.lakeerieroughriders08.org.

Benefits

• What s For Dinner, interactive dining experience to benefit the Feed Your Neighbor Program, sponsored by the University of Toledo Masters degree social work students to promote awareness of hunger in Lucas County, 6 p.m. April 11 at Church of Saint Andrew United Methodist Church, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Community, $10; students, $5. CEU s available for Social Workers.

• Motorcycle Raffle to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, tickets will be sold at Westfield Franklin Park Shopping Town on April 11, 12, and 13, and a bike show April 11-13. April 13 will be the drawing for the motorcycle. Tickets are $5 each. Money raised will provide vital services for families with MD such as flu shots, clinic visits, summer camp program, and research. Information: 419-866-9289.

• Spring Travel Seminar, luncheon and style show with raffles, 50/50, casino booth, photo booth and more, will be presented by the Garden Club Forum, beginning at 11 a.m. April 11 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Reservations required by April 4. Proceeds to support Toledo Botanical Garden Intern Program, Scholarships and Civic Beautification. Ticket information: 419-385-1806. Cost is $30, patrons $40.

• Chili Cookoff for Mobile Meals of Toledo, Noon to 5 p.m. April 12 with awards at 4 p.m., at Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., also car show, salsa tasting, music, chef demos, and concessions. Free-will offering will be collected at the door. Information: www.mobilemeals.org or call 419-255-7806.

• Auction for Emmanuel Christian School, 1-4 p.m. April 12, 4607 Laskey Rd., over 600 items, door prizes.

• Ty s Magical Night of Hope, 6-11 p.m. April 12, at The D.C. Ranch, 25740 SR 25, Perrysburg. Benefit dinner, silent auction, and raffles to help with medical expenses for Ty Swoap who was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome. Cost is $20 per person, $5 per child (under 12). Information: www.TySwoap.com or call 419-873-1351.

• Wish Upon a Star Dream Gala, April 18, to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, to feature dinner, silent and live auctions, open bar, and dancing. Tickets are $150 each, sponsorship packages are available, auction items such as gift baskets and gift certificates are needed. To donate or make a reservation: 419-873-1377 or email lkarasek@jdrf.org.

• Lasagna Dinner to benefit the National Home for Children of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, 5-7 p.m. April 19 at VFW Post 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd., dinner to include lasagna, garlic bread sticks, salad, dessert, and coffee, cost is $10. Raffle tickets will be sold, you need not be present to win. Information: 419-473-9649.

• Aluminum Beverage Can Roundup, to benefit Burned Children of Northwest Ohio. Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC s) recycling program is conducted by northwest Ohio firefighters and local businesses to raise funds for the benefit of children admitted to the burn unit at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Area residents, business organizations, and youth groups are encouraged to collect aluminum cans and bring them to the Toledo Zoo parking lot area on the Anthony Wayne Trail from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19. Information: 419-251-3230 or 419-382-6205 or visit www.acbcnorthwestohio.org.

• The Four Freshmen to perform a benefit concert for the Diabetes Care Center at St. Luke s Hospital, hosted by the St. Luke s Hospital Auxiliary, 3:30 p.m. April 20 in The Performing Arts Center at Maumee High School, 1147 Saco St. General admission $25, tickets that include a Meet & Greet with The Four Freshmen $45. Call 419-893-5911, ext. 6278.

Meetings

• Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 606 will meet at 11 a.m. April 12 at home post, 3005 Laskey Rd. Membership information: 734-850-1520.

• Stamp Collector s Club of Toledo will meet at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Main Post Office on South St. Clair St. for a tour. Blue Ribbon Show 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 20 at St. Clements Hall, 3030 Tremainsville Rd. Guests welcome.

• New Neighbors League Club will meet 11 a.m. April 11 at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland. The speaker will be Gloria Enk of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center on heart health. Information: 419-441-2075.

Boating

• Boating Education Course offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 at the Defiance Regional Medical Center, 1200 Ralston Ave., Defiance. Fee of $5 will include materials. Registration is required. Call Maumee Bay Watercraft Office at 419-836-6003. Course meets Ohio s boating education requirement. Next class offered 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at the Wauseon Public Library, 117 East Elm St., Wauseon.

School Plays

• The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, presented by the Toledo School for the Arts, 7 p.m. April 10, 11, and 12 and the Understudy show at 2:30 p.m. April 13 at the Toledo Repertoire Theater, 16 10th St. Tickets are $8 adults; $5 students and seniors. Tickets available at the door or by calling 419-246-8732.

t The Pajama Game, presented by Cardinal Stritch High School drama club, 8 p.m. April 10-April 12 in the school gymnasium, 2552 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Tickets, $8 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens, available at the door.

• Les Miserables, presented by students from St. John s Jesuit High School, Notre Dame Academy, and other local schools, 7:30 p.m. April 11; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 12, and 2 p.m. April 13 at the Valentine Theatre, 400 North Superior St. Tickets are $10 plus $1 handling fee from the Valentine Theatre box office. Call 419-242-2787.

• High Society will be presented by Bowsher High School at 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 12 in the Bowsher High School Auditorium.

• Oklahoma! Presented by Robert S. Rogers High School, in the school Theatre, 222 McTigue Dr. Dinner Theatre performance 6:30 p.m. April 17, admission $16 adults and $12 children under 12; performance only 8 p.m. April 18 and 19, admission $10 adults, and $8 students and seniors. Information: 419-671-1000.

Schools

• Toledo School for the Arts presents their Studio Series, starting with Chorus and Piano, 7 p.m. April 17 in TSA s Attic Theater, 333 14th St., tickets are $5 adults and $3 students and seniors.

• Non-credit classes offered at Lourdes College as part of Lifelong Learning, which includes opportunities for trips, special events, and seminars. Memberships are $30 per year single and $45 per couple, monthly meetings are on the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Franciscan Center on the Lourdes College campus, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. One-day field trips to include a trip to Amish Acres, Nappanee Ind., on April 16, to include a performance of The Fantasticks in the historical Musical Theatre Round Barn, and a trip to Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Mich., on May 6. For information or to receive a brochure call 419-824-3707 or 419-824-3716 or visit www.lourdes.edu click on Alumni and Friends then Lifelong Learning.

• Student Juried Art Exhibit, by students in Owens Community College s Fine and Performing Arts classes, during April in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, an opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. April 11. Classical Guitar students will perform in the Center for Performing Arts Rotunda to celebrate the opening. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2721.

• Child Care Center Artworkwill be on display at Owens Community College in the Math/Science Galleria, Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township, from April 11-17. An opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. April 11. Information: 567-661-7404 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7404.

• Stained Glass Window Panel Class offered at Owens Community College from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on April 10 and 17 in the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood. Cost is $79 and includes supplies. Information and registration: 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.

• Environmental Fair to be presented by Owens Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa and Literacy Committee, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 at Owens Community College in the Student Health and Activities Center, for the community to learn about the benefits of renewable energy, recycling, environmental conservation and alternative energy. Information: 567-661-7583 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7583.

• Perrysburg Symphony Chorale to perform at 1 p.m. April 12 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, admission is free, and 3 p.m. April 13 at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second St., admission is $8 adults, children under 10 free.

• Owens Community College s Alumni Association Outstanding Service Award celebration, 8 a.m. April 25 in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center, rooms 125-128 on the Toledo-area campus. Award categories are Outstanding Police Officer, Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician and Service to Community. The awards are not limited to a single recipient. Admission to the celebration is free but reservations are required. Call 567-661-7410 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7410.

• Student-run Terrace View Caf , College Hall on the Toledo-area campus, Owens Community College, Oregon Road, Perrysburg Township, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost, $6.95; reservations are required. For menu, visit www.owens.edu/terrace. Reservations: 567- 661-2493 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2493.

Astronomy

• Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory programs, University of Toledo, 2810 West Bancroft St. Family programs: The Spring Skies Over Toledo at 7:30 p.m. April 11; and The Dawn of Astronomy at 7:30 p.m. April 18 and 25. Observing the heavens at the Brooks Observatory after all evening programs, weather permitting. Saturday children s programs: Don t Duck, Look Up on April 12, 19, and 26. Observing at Ritter 1-Meter telescope April 14. Admission: $5 adults, $4 for children over age 3, and seniors. Information: www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.

Crafts

• Spring Craft Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12, Hope United Methodist Church, 4069 West Sylvania Ave., bake sale, home made soup and sandwich lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Health

• Achieving A Strong Immune System, class to be offered 6-8 p.m. April 10 at The Victory Center, 5532 West Central Ave., Suite B, call 419-531-7600, donations welcome.

• Nutrition classes for cancer patients, sponsored by the Victory Center and the Toledo Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, 6-8 p.m. April 10 at the Victory Center, 5532 West Central Ave. Information: 419-531-7600 or www.WAPFToledo.org.

• Nourishing Healthy Children, presented by The Weston A. Price Foundation, 6-8 p.m. April 15 at The Church on Strayer, 3000 Strayer, Maumee, registration: 419-836-7637.

• Make No Bones About It: Knee, Hip and Shoulder, is a free educational seminar hosted by St. Luke s Hospital, 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 16 in the hospital s Auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Orthopedic Surgeons will discuss what causes joint problems, how they are treated and what to expect if surgery is recommended. Registration: 419-897-8484 or www.stlukeshospital.com.

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

• Ohio Amputee Center, Walking & Running Clinic, 4-6 p.m. April 23 at Owens Community College s Student Health and Activities Center in Perrysburg Township. Clinics open to amputees, their loved ones, and other health-care providers. Clinic provides additional training on the use of a prosthesis for walking and running (if desired). Activities included stretching, exercise, and other techniques to improve an amputees control of a prosthesis. Information: 419-872-7336.

• Diabetes Informational Classes, sponsored by Giant Eagle Pharmacy, offered every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at noon at Crossroads Giant Eagel, 9880 Olde US 20, Rossford, registration is free. Reservations: 419-874-2471 or email to diabetesprogram@gianteagle.com.

History

• Lives in Ruins: A History of Egyptian Archaeology, presented by Archaeological Institute of America Toledo Society, 7:30 p.m. April 11, in the Little Theatre at the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. Free. Information: 419-530-2193.

• Military History Roundtable Lecture, 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 29100 West River Rd., Perrysburg, Tim Todish, author and historian, will speak on Robert Kirkwood.

Metroparks

• Naturalists Camera Club of Toledo: The Wonderful World of Wild Flowers, by Ronald Sutherland,, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 West Central Ave., Berkey, 6:30 to 9 p.m. April 11. Assignment: Spring Has Sprung.

• Art Explorations through Nature: Primitive Pottery, Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Yager Center, 4659 Airport Hwy., 1 to 2 p.m. April 12. Youth ages 6-12 to learn about clay. Participants will create their own clay pot. This is the second in a three part series of art explorations through nature. Fee: $ 5.00. Call 419-407-9700 or visit www.metroparkstoledo.com/metroparks/programs/.

• Not Easy Being Green, Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, 7 to 9 p.m. April 12. Join us for a slide presentation about the trials and tribulations of being a frog followed by a walk to hear frog calls. Free.

• Helping Hands, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 2 to 4 p.m. April 12. Show how green you can be by helping naturalists and land management staff to restore an oak savanna for the preservation of rare and endangered plants. Program is canceled if weather is stormy. Long pants,work gloves and sturdy shoes are recommended. Great for service hours. Groups welcome. Free. Call 419-407-9700.

• Friends of Secor: Spring Wildflower Walk, Secor Metropark, Secor Room, 6 to 8 p.m. April 15. The identification and the fascinating lore of wildflowers. Monthly meeting is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Free.

• BGSU Concert: Encore! Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, Drawing Room, 5100 West Central Ave., 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 15. Members of the Graduate String Quartet return to close the 2007-2008 concert season with a memorable performance of musical masterpieces. Free.

• Preschool Pioneers, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Oak Grove School, 10 to 10:45 a.m. April 17 and 18. For preschoolers starting kindergarten next fall. Learn what school was like a long time ago. Children will hear a story from our series Then and Now, and make a slate to take home. Cost: $5 ($4 for members). Reservations are required, 419-277-0107. Parent participation required, limited to 12 participants. Fee: $ 5.00.

Clubs

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

• 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.

• BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club meets the second Tuesday of the month. For more information: 419-874-2780 or www.bmwridersoftoledo.org.

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

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

• Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets the first Thursday each month 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. Information: 419-241-2683.

• 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.

• Genealogy 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.

• Glass 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.

• Greater 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.

• Greater 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.

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

• IPMS 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.

• 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 a meeting. Information: 419-878-2041.

• Lucas 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.

• 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 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.

• Maumee 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.

• Maumee 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.

• 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 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 Drive. 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, 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.

• Photo Arts Club of Toledo meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Toledo Bota

nical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Drive. Information: 419-536-8422 or www.toledophotoartsclub.com.

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

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

• Rotary Club of Toledo meets at noon on Mondays, at The Park Inn. No meeting March 24. Information: 419-241-7060.

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

• Springfield 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.

• Toastmasters 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.

• Toledo 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.

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

• Toledo 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.

• Toledo 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.

• Toledo 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.

• 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.

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

• 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. Information at www.geocities.com/tpgs02.

• Toledo Rose Society meets the 4th Tuesday of the month (Feb.-Nov) in the Toledo Botanical Garden conference room at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

• Topics 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.

• 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. Information: www.westernlakeerie.org.

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

• Whitehouse Waterville Moose Lodge, 11900 Jeffers Rd., meeting for men is every Tuesday and the women meet every Wednesday. Events for kids every Saturday morning, all-you-can eat breakfast every Sunday for $5 and fish fry every Friday for $7. Lodge is open Monday through Friday 3 p.m. to close and Saturdays 11 a.m. to close.

Education

• YWCA 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.

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

• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), class offered at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thurdays at Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services building, for residents interested in improving English-speaking skills. Class is free. Information: 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.

• Community Writers workshop for area residents who enjoy writing prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156 D. Information: 567-661-7385.

• GED 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.

• 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.

• GED Preparation class, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Owens Community College, Math/Science Center Room 135, for area residents interested in improving skills in English or math, or improving employment skills. Call 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Fish Fries

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

• Diehn 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.

• Fraternal 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.

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

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

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

Pets

• Good 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.

• S.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

• Roofers 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.

• Employment 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.

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

• Project 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.

• 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 www.stsfoundation.org.

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



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