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• Mitch Garwolinski, a Holocaust survivor and author, will speak at the Anthony Wayne High School auditorium at 9:30 a.m. May 27. He will be interviewed by student council representatives and take questions from the audience. Admission is free and the public is invited.

• Free hearing and pediatric speech screenings offered: hearing screenings on May 23, 27, and 29, at Toledo Hearing & Speech Center, 3148 West Central Ave. Information: 419-241-6219 or www.HearToledoSpeak.org.

• Music Ensembles Under The Stars, presented by Toledo School for the Arts, 7 p.m. May 23 at Ottawa Park, Kenwood Blvd., free.

• Greg Louganis to speak at Dana Conference Center in Hilton Toledo, on the University of Toledo Health Science Campus off Glendale Ave., 6-8 p.m. May 23. Tickets are $35 at the door. Includes dinner and dessert, reservations required. Call 419-473-2604, ext. 119.

• Auditions for Artist Network State of Emergency Showcase, Inspirational Music Movement, May 23 and 24 from 2-6 p.m., 316 North Michigan St., Suite 707, looking for singers, rappers, bands, poets, and comedians for a show to benefit the Haiti Hunger Crisis, June 13 at the Maumee Indoor Theatre. Application fee is $20. Call 419-213-1077.

• The Salvation Army NEOSA Brass Band will march in the Toledo Memorial Day parade on May 24, and will play at the memorial service which follows. They will also perform a concert at Levis Commons at 2 p.m. and at the Maumee Indoor Theater at 7 p.m. for a benefit for The Salvation Army s fund for military families.

• Czech Dancers Polka Club Dance, May 25 at Czech Hall, St.Rt. 120 & 109, Seward, Ohio. Dinner at 12:30 p.m. and dancing 2-6 p.m. Admission for dance $6, dinner is $8. Information: 419-644-4271 or 517-443-5523 or www.polkadancers.com.

• Glass City Singles Dances, May 23 and May 26, at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., for more information go to www.toledosingles.com.

• Summer Ball, Boys Baseball and Girls Softball, sponsored by Toledo Community Recreation, to register for baseball call Jim at 419-936-3090 or 419-356-1077, for softball call Tim or Roger at 419-691-1429.

• Equine Assisted Therapy Open House at Serenity Farm, Incorporated, 21870 Lemoyne Rd., Luckey, Ohio, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 28. Free to the public, registration required: 419-833-1308. Serenity Farms serves clients with addictions, sexual/physical abuse, behavior modifications, step family integration, teen development, and childhood obesity. Information: www.serenityfarm.org.

• Flocked for a Good Cause, benefit for Planned Parenthood of Northwest Ohio, Inc., using pink plastic flamingoes that will be placed in front of your business or residence to designate a donation, and will contain PPNWO information and donation envelopes. Permission is required before a flock can be placed at a home or business. To participate or get more information call 419-255-1115, ext. 303, or email to development@ppnwo.org.

• Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter, Inc. will hold an adoption event May 24 at Anderson s Monroe and Talmadge. They are presently receiving items for the Old West End Yard Sale, until June 4, with the sale to be at 2061 Robinwood Ave. on June 7 and 8. Anyone wishing to donate or help with the sale can call Joan Baughman at 419-531-7964 or call the shelter at 419-536-1914.

• Free Blood Pressure Screening with paid admission to The Butterfly House, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse, visit noon to 3 p.m. May 25 and The Butterfly House will donate $1 to the Toledo Hospital Foundation.

• 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.


• Native American Heritage Days at Historic Lyme Village, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 24 and 25. Admission $5 adults and $3 children ages 3-12, under 3 are free. The Village is on Rt. 4 between Rt. 113 and Rt. 20, 2 miles east of Bellevue, Ohio.


• Free Boat Inspections offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft, 5-7 p.m. May 23 in Perrysburg at Maple Street Ramp. Information: 419-836-6003.


• Rapid Registration for Summer Semester at Owens Community College will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 27 29 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 30 on Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Information: 567-661-7777 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7777.


• Ritter Planetarium Public Programs, at The University of Toledo, College of Arts & Sciences, The Lives and Deaths of Stars, Fridays in May at 8:30 p.m.; and Amazing Stargazing, Saturdays in May at 1 p.m. Observing follows Friday evening programs, weather permitting, at Brooks Observatory. Admission: is $5 adults and $4 children (3 and older) and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 419-530-4037 for a recorded message.


• 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.


• First Siege 1813, hosted by Fort Meigs on Memorial Day Weekend, War of 1812 soldiers will re-enact the battles at 2 p.m. on May 24 and 25, commemoration ceremony at 2 p.m. May 26. American and British military encampments with musket and cannon firing demonstrations, and Woodland Indian encampment with hands-on activities and games. Other activities include dancing and cooking demonstrations and other visitor participation events. Fort Meigs is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Noon to 5 p.m. Monday. Admission is $8 adults, $4 students, and $1 Ohio Historical Society Members, children five and under free. Information: www.fortmeigs.org.

• Remember The Ladies exhibit at Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1035 River Rd., Maumee, highlights the ladies from Ohio who became First Ladies of the nation. On display will be dresses and memorabilia from the era of each of the eight First Ladies from Ohio. Guided tours of the complex are Thursdays-Sundays beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.


• T.A.A.R.S. Meeting, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave., 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 22. The Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society meets monthly to dig into local archeology and history. Free.

• Friday Morning Bird Watch, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Courtyard - Metz Visitor Center, 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. May 23. Wildwood s beautiful migratory songbirds --and a cup of hot coffee, sponsored by Starbuck Coffee. Free.

• Survival: Swan Creek Edition! Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Glendale Entrance, 1 to 3:15 p.m. May 24. Youth ages 11-14 will learn proper survival techniques for meeting the basic need of food, water and shelter and strategies for emergency management in outdoor situations. Bring a water bottle, snacks provided. Fee: $ 5.00. Call 419-407-9700 or www.metroparkstoledo.com.

• Manor House Tours, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 12 to 5 p.m. May 26. Guided tours of the home of Robert and Page Stranahan are available on the quarter after and the quarter till the hour. The first tour of the day will be at 12:15 p.m. and the last tour will be at 4:15 p.m. Free.

• Collectibles: Election Campaign Memorabilia, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, Drawing Room, 10 to 11 a.m. May 27. I Like Ike, Honest Abe, The New Deal, Pat Paulson for President . Presenter Molly Long reviews past slogans and other election campaign memorabilia! Coffee and muffins served at 9:30 a.m. Presented by the Manor House Volunteers. Free.

• Metropark Members Reception: Touch the Sky: Prairie Photographs of Jim Brandenburg, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 West Central Ave., Berkey, 6 to 8 p.m. May 29. Light refreshments. Free.


• 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 from8:30 a.m. to noon; or 1-4:30 p.m. Registration: 419-531-2046 or www.aclew.org.

• Horizon Youth Theater programs at Bowling Green State University, Department of Theatre & Film, classes begin June 9. Classes include creative play, storytelling, play devising, workshop for singing, dancing and acting, and video production. For more information and registration forms visit www.bgsu.edu or call 419-372-2222.

• Toledo Opera Performing Arts Day Camp, for ages 9-18, June 16-27, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. Registration due May 26. Cost is $425. Call 419-255-7464 or visit www.toledoopera.org.

• Notre Dame Summer Camps, June through July in sports, acting, dance, and singing. Call 419-475-9359 or visit www.nda.org.

• On Goal Soccer Camps, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., half days for K and first graders, June 17-21 at CrossRoads Community Church, 6960 Sylvania-Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., June 17-21. Family picinic on last day. Camp is for players of all ability levels grades K-8. Each participant receives a T-shirt, special awards, and prizes. Discounts available for families with two or more. Information: 734-854-1301 or email to info@crossroadscc.org or clbnrgplus@gmail.com.

• Waterville Playshop, Children s Workshop and Production, June 23 to July 11 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. For children entering 3rd grade through age 15. Cost: $150. Information: www.watervilleplayshop.org.Spaces are limited.

• Express Girls Summer Slam Basketball Camp, for players ages 8 through 15, hosted by Owens Community College, June 23-26. Camp instructors will include the Owens Express women s basketball coaching staff and current players. Parents and coaches are invited to listen and observe at no additional charge. Fee is $75 per player which includes camp T-shirt and awards. Information: 567-661-7941 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7941.

• History Day Camp for children, for grades 3-6, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. June 24-27. Classes offered include Pioneer Chores, Native American Indians Days, Old Fashioned Food & Fun, and Old Fashioned School Days. Cost per session is $10. Call 419-893-9602 or visit www.wolcotthouse.org.

• 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.


• Craft Show/Flea Market, May 31and June 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7300 Secor Rd. Suite #10 at Dance Express.

• 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.

• Crafters needed for Tontogany Festival, Aug. 11, space is 10x10, $15. Call 419-823-3359.


• 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. 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.

• 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


• 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 (through November) 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.,


• 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.


• 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.

t 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.

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

• 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.

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

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