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Published: Wednesday, 4/30/2008

What's on: Areawide

• Sauder Village Quilt Show, with demonstrations workshops, lectures, and guest artist Sharyn Craig, Founder s Hall at Sauder Village, Archbold, through May 4. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission for quilt show only is $8.50. Admission for quilt show and the historic village is $12.50 adults; $6.25 students ages 6-16, and ages 5 and under free. Information: 1-800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

• Spring Plant Sale, by Owens Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1, at Owens Community College, Oregon Road, Perrysburg Township. Most shrubs are $15, variety of trees for $15 to $35, and perennials are $6. Proceeds support the organization s Student Career Days. For a complete list of available plants and prices go to www.owens.edu/direct/plantsale08.pdf.

• Aviation Career Expo, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 1, at Willow Run Airport, 47884 D St., Belleville, Mich. Recruiters will interview job seekers for both aviation and non-aviation careers. Representatives from all military branches will be available. Information: 1-800-447-1310 or email to akienast@miat.edu.

• Glass City Singles Dance, May 2 at the Clarion Westgate, 3536 Secor Rd., featuring a twist contest. Cost is $7. Information: www.ToledoSingles.com.

• McDonald s Collectors Convention, show and sale 8 a.m. to noon May 3 at Holiday Inn French Quarter, State Rt. 20, Perrysburg. Admission is $1, children 12 and under free. Information: 419-332-3901 or visit www.mcdclub.com.

• Free Skin Cancer screenings offered 9 a.m. to noon May 3 at St. Luke s Hospital, Outpatient Center, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Limited number of appointments available, call 419-897-8484.

• Czech Dancers Polka Club dance May 4, Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward in Fulton County with dinner at 2 p.m. and dancing 2 to 6 p.m. Admission for dance $6. Dinner is $8. Information: 419-644-4271 or 517-443-5523 or visit www.PolkaDancers.com.

• Children s Scavenger Hunt at Toledo Zoo, sponsored by Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5. Free. Children visit zoo stations and hunt for animal facts. Prizes. Information on mental health and substance use prevention available for parents.

• Free Anxiety Disorder Screenings offered 3-7 p.m. May 7, at Superfitness at Telegraph and Alexis Roads. Sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Mental Health Awareness Network. Screenings offered to adolescents and adults and will be conducted by mental health professionals.

• Mother s Day Celebration Tea 1 p.m. May 7 at Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Rd., Maumee. Cost $15 per person. Bring a favorite tea cup and share a story. Reservations required. Call 419-893-9602.

• Northwest Ohio Miniature Fair, Dollhouse & Miniatures Show, 4-9 p.m. May 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10, at The Clarion Hotel, 3536 Secor Rd., admission is $5 adults; $2 children 5-15; under 5 free. No strollers please. Information: www.3Blindmiceshow.com.

• Diabetes Health Fair sponsored by the ProMedica Diabetes Care Center, 9 a.m. to noon May 10 at ProMedica Health Center, 3909 Woodley Rd. Free, however, registration is required. Call 419-291-6767.

Benefits

• Chili Mac Dinner to help Jack Kennedy, who has Lou Gehrig s disease, 5-8 p.m. May 1 at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Arrowhead Park, Maumee. Advance tickets $25, or $29 at the door. Information: 419-666-2039.

• Flower sale and pawsghetti dinner to benefit 4 Paws Sake, Inc., dog rescue organization, 3-7 p.m. May 3 at the Holland Gardens Banquet Hall, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. Tickets: $10 adults and $8.50 children. Order flowers at any of the organization s adoption events. Information: www.4pawssake.org.

• March for Babies, to benefit the March of Dimes, Findlay May 3, 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. start at Riverside Park, Band Shell, 231 McManness Ave., Findlay; and Great Lakes March May 10, 8:30 a.m. registration and 9:30 a.m. start at Shoreline Park, 701 East Water St., Sandusky.

• Gospel Explosion Concert, 7 p.m. May 2, in the high school theater, 222 McTigue Drive, presented by the Rogers High School gospel choir. Proceeds benefit the choral music department, Free admission; donations accepted at the door. Other area choirs will participate.

• Chicken/Ribs Dinner and Craft Bazaar, sponsored by UAW Local 12 Women s Committee, May 4 at the hall, 2300 Ashland Ave., crafts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 5 p.m., entertainment and raffles, donations $8 and $10. Craft table reservations: 419-475-8575 or 419-356-4281. Proceeds benefit Women s Committee Education & Charity Fund.

• Golf Outing to benefit Heartbeat of Toledo, May 17 at Fallen Timbers Fairways Golf Course near Waterville, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Men, women, and mixed foursomes. Cost is $55 per person, $220 per foursome, includes lunch, use of range, 18 holes, two beverages, prizes, and silent auction. Tee hole sponsors are $100 each. Register by May 2. Call 419-865-0701.

• Strike-Out Bowling Event, May 2 at Timbers Bowling Lanes, 1246 Conant St., Maumee. Registration at 6 p.m. and bowling starts at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Rotaract Club of Maumee to support the service it provides to local organizations. Admission is $25 per person for three games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and raffle.

• Rummage sale to benefit Planned Pethood and Humane Ohio, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 8 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9 and 10, $3 bag day on last day, at Junior Fair Building, Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Donations accepted 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 3-7. Information: 419-866-1790 or 419-345-5033.

• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, 9:30 a.m. May 10, at the Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. The northwest Ohio noncompetitive walk is 3.1 miles for all ages. Anyone wishing to form a team or learn how to get involved, call 1-888-227-6446, ext. 5209, or nwohio.strides@cancer.org.

• Golf Benefit to benefit Diabetes Youth Services, May 12 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Cost is $150 per person, includes 18 holes, lunch, carts, and driving range. Sponsorships available. Call 419-480-1796.

• Start! Heart Walk is still looking for team captains and walkers for event to benefit the American Heart Association on May 17 at the University of Toledo Glass Bowl Stadium. It is a non-competitive 1 to 3-mile walk through the UT campus. Registration at 8:30 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m. To register or create a team visit www.heartwalk.kintera.org/toledooh or call 419-740-6172 or 419-740-6168.

• Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society is looking for participants for event at St. Francis de Sales High School, 2323 West Bancroft St., May 16 and 17. Event includes a survivor s dinner, a parade, and a luminary ceremony to honor survivors. Information and registration call 419-708-1821 or the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446, ext. 5206.

• Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society is looking for participants for event at Maumee High School, 1147 Saco St., May 30 and 31. Information: 419-867-8188 or the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446, ext. 5211.

Boating

• Boating Education Course offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Fee of $5 includes materials. Registration required. Call Maumee Bay Watercraft Office at 419-836-6003. Course meets Ohio s boating education requirement. Next class offered 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 at the Arrowhead Lodge (Seneca Lake) in Montpelier, Ohio.

Camps

• On Goal Soccer Camps, to be offered at CrossRoads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., June 17-21. Camp is for children kindergarten through 8th grade for players of all ability levels, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day ( day for K-1st grade), with a family picnic on June 21. Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt, special awards, and prizes. Discounts available for families with two or more and/or if registered before May 2. Information: 734-854-1301 or email to info@crossroadscc.org or clbnrgplus@gmail.com.

• Childrens Art Summer Camp at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Drive, July 7-11 or July 14-18. Also offering children s art classes. Call 419-841-8153.

• Summer Arts and Science Creativity Camps, for children ages 5-14, offered at Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., beginning June 9 through Aug. 22. Day camps held Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Half-day camps run Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon; or 1-4:30 p.m. Registration: 419-531-2046 or www.aclew.org.

Schools

• Toledo School for the Arts Jazz Sets at Murphy s Place, 151 Water St., 7 p.m. May 1. Admission is $5. First Friday, a celebration of works-in-progress by TSA, students will have a reception at 9 a.m. May 2 and performance from 9-10 a.m., features works from the music, dance, and theater studios at the school, 333 14th St., free. Information: 419-246-8732 ext. 217.

• 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 Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, Mich., on May 6. 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.

Astronomy

• Toledo Astronomical Association presents Cracking Globular Clusters, by Michael Packer, past president of the Columbus Astronomical Society at Perkins Observatory, 7:30 p.m. May 2 in the fourth floor classroom of McMaster Hall on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo. Free. Information: 419-535-8775.

Crafts

• Crafters needed for the Cherry Festival in the village of Whitehouse. Festival hours 4 p.m. to midnight June 13 and 9 a.m. to midnight June 14. Information: www.whitehouseohchamber.com or 419-877-2747.

• Crafters needed for Archbold Art In The Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21. Information: 419-445-2222.

Health

• Treating Chronic Back Pain, 7-8:30 p.m. May 1, St. Luke s Hospital, Auditorium A. 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Free. Registration: 419-897-8484 or visit www.stlukeshospital.com.

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

Metroparks

• Estate Tours, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, Lawn, 5100 West Central Ave., 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 1, afternoon walk of Wildwood Preserve. Tour explores the pool house, limousine garage, horse stables, and historic formal gardens. Reservations: 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Calling All Girl Scouts: Earth Connections Side Cut, Riverview Shelter, 1025 River Rd., Maumee, 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 1. Junior Girl Scouts will complete all requirements for this badge. Rain or shine. Dress for the weather and wet walking. A drop off program. Free. Call 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Friday Morning Bird Watch, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Courtyard - Metz Visitor Center, 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. May 2, featuring sneak peek of Wildwood s migratory songbirds and a cup of coffee.

• Tea in the Solarium, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House drawing room, noon to 3 p.m. May 2. Bring your mother or favorite person to the tea. Price: set tea $6; 60 cents each for additional items. Sponsored by the Manor House Volunteers. Limited prepaid reservations available but not necessary by calling 419-825-1793.

• Family Pond Exploration, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 West Central Ave., Berkey, 7-8 p.m. May 2. Visitors of all ages explore what lies beneath the surface of the forest pond. Register children only. Free. Call 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Wildwood Kids! Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Courtyard - Metz Visitor Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 3. Ages 7 to 11 explore and help this metropark with hands-on stewardship. Call 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Helping Hands, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, 2 to 4 p.m. May 3. Help preserve an Oak Savanna. Help naturalist and land management staff in this globally rare habitat. Program is canceled if weather is stormy. Long pants, work gloves, and sturdy shoes are recommended. Great for service hours. Groups welcome. Call 419-407-9700 or visit www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Canal Experience: Opening Celebration, Providence Metropark, Kimble s Landing, 13827 U.S. 24, Grand Rapids, Ohio, noon 5 p.m. May 3. Journey along the restored Miami & Erie Canal in a mule-drawn canal boat, The Volunteer, visit the Isaac Ludwig Mill for some stone-ground cornmeal, and shop at the General Store. Members can to ride the canal boat for free to celebrate opening day.

• Plant Monitor Volunteer Training, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 1 to 3 p.m. May 3. New and seasoned volunteers learn how to monitor rare plants in the metroparks. Training will begin in the field learning about monitor techniques, returning to the Buehner Center for a recap of 2007 plant monitoring finds, and refreshments. Information: 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Friends of Side Cut: Gardening, Side Cut Metropark, Lamb Center, 9-10 a.m. May 3. Join the Friends of Side Cut as members help maintain the gardens at the river park.

• Redbud Hike, Farnsworth Metropark, Boat Launch Parking Lot, 8505 South River Rd., Waterville, 1-3:30 p.m. May 4. Hike the Towpath Trail to the Bendview Shelter (4.4 miles round trip) to see the flowering redbud trees along the Maumee River. Bring your binoculars for bird and wildlife viewing. Information: 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Side Cut Explorer, Side Cut Metropark, Riverview parking lot, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 6. Board the 12-passenger, wheel-chair accessible tram for a ride along the Maumee River and canal tow-path. Every Tuesday, May through October. Free. Groups can schedule separate times for a nominal fee. Call 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Volunteers in Parks Annual Meeting, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Metroparks Hall, 7-9 p.m. May 6. Public invited. Program presented by naturalist Bob Jacksy. Coffee and cookies.

• Friends of Lathrop, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House drawing room, 7-9 p.m. May 6. Join the Friends of Lathrop for the bi-monthly meeting and learn about the restoration of the Lathrop House.

• Friends of Pearson, Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon, 7-8 p.m. May 7. Join members for their monthly meeting and learn about the development of Pearson North. Free.

• Metroparks Seniors: Wonderful Wildflowers, Secor Metropark, Secor Room, 1:30-3 p.m. May 7. Review spring wildflowers in bloom on slides then walk to see them in their natural setting. Refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by West Park Place. Information: 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Toddler Trails, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Courtyard Metz Visitor Center, 10-11 a.m. May 7. An outdoor, multi-sensory nature exploration especially for ages 18 months to 3 years and their adult companions. Register toddlers only. Information: 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Hurray for Homeschoolers: Nature Buddies, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10-11:30 a.m. May 8. Children discover how many things in nature must work together to survive, through partnership activities, games, and a nature walk. Information: 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

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 orwww.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.

• 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. 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. Visitors welcome. 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. RC, 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 Botanical 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. 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.

• 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 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 fourth Tuesday of the month 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.

• 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.

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. Also offered on Findlay-area campus Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. CAll 567-429-3547 or 1-800 GO-OWENS ext. 3547.

• 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.

• 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.

• S.A.L. Post 110, 5119 Summit St., Point Place, blackened salmon, walleye, grouper, and snapper, with french fries and cole slaw. Starts at 3 p.m. May 3, $7 per dinner.

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



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