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What's on: Areawide

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• Emergency Preparedness Training for Seniors, 10 a.m. to noon July 31, Area Office on Aging branch office, 930 South Detroit Ave. Train to be prepared for natural and man-made emergencies and then learn to train other groups of older adults. Information: 419-382-0624.

• Greater Toledo Republican Club Picnic 6-9 p.m. July 31, 280 Riverside Drive, Rossford, hamburgers and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. Information: 419-476-3884.

• Glass City Singles Friday night singles event, Aug. 1 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns, Guess Your Fortune night, all ladies dressed in yellow will be admitted for $6 before 9 p.m. Dance from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Information: 734-856-8963 or www.ToledoSingles.com. Admission is $7.

• Mad Anthony River Rally Bike Tour, Aug. 2 on the roads of Wood County sponsored by Toledo Area Bicyclists. Family friendly ride offers routes of 10 or 15 miles for younger or newer riders, or up to 100 miles for serious cyclists. Shorter routes begin at Community of Christ Church in Waterville and longer routes begin at the Perrysburg YMCA. Riders will receive a souvenir photo and ice cream at the end of the ride. Water and snacks available along with SAG vehicles. To register go to www.toledoareabicyclists.org.

• P.E.R.I. Picnic for all chapters will be Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Friendship Park, Rte. 795 and Cummings Rd. Bring Utensils. Information: 419-691-3040.

Benefits

• Concert for Make A Wish, Aug. 2 at the Toledo Speedway Lounge, 5625 Benore Rd., featuring Resonant Soul, Downside Out, Regiment, Neverending conflict, Dying to Know, Saturnine Hello, Rain42, Remembering Venice, Farwel, The Saltines, and Built for Burning. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door. Information: 419-376-4330 or 419-868-8779.

• Motorcycle Run sponsored by Passion Riders Motorcycle Ministry to benefit Children s Miracle Network and St. Vincent Children s Mercy Hospital, Aug. 2, to start and end at Tecumseh Community Center, 703 East Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh. Registration and breakfast from 9-10:30 a.m., 80 mile ride through Lenawee County starts at 11 a.m. Music, food and door prizes to be drawn upon return. Cost is $25 per bike. Information: 517-456-8082.

• Book Sale for Save-A-Pet, through Aug. 3 at former Copy Max store, next to Office Max, 5221 Monroe St., hours are noon to 7 p.m. Donations needed for rummage sale Aug. 21-23, at the same location. Items needed include: clothing, housewares, furniture, sports equipment, books, CDs, DVDs, tapes, records, jewelry, and toys. Drop off days Aug. 4-18 from noon to 6 p.m. at the same location. Volunteers also needed. Information: 419-471-3698.

• Golf Classic for Make-A-Wish, Aug. 4 at Fallen Timbers Fairways, 7711 Timbers Blvd., Waterville. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per foursome. Hole sponsorships are $150 and other sponsorships are available at $500, $1,000, and $5,000. Fee includes green fees, shared cart, range balls, lunch on the course, beverages, and a steak dinner. Hole in one prize is a Jeep Wrangler provided by Yark Automotive. Registration: 800-666-8539 or 419-244-9474.

• The Josh Project is a fundraiser inspired by the memory of Josh Butts who drowned in 2006. The event is from noon to 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Stephenson Roberts Fellowship Hall, Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 640 Indiana Ave. Special guest speakers, raffles, food, apply for a passport (birth certificate required), music, games, and prizes. Come learn about water safety. Information: 419-973-1383 or www.joshproject.org.

• Retro Muscle Car Raffle, to benefit Harbor House, gives ticket holders a chance to win a new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Only 3,000 tickets will be available at $50 each. Call Harbor House at 419-244-6300 or go to www.harbor-house.org. Raffle will take place around Labor Day.

• Backroads Hike/Bike, sponsored by Hands of Grace, will take place on Aug. 9 at Harrison Lake State Park, 26246 Harrison Lake Rd., Fayette, Ohio. Funds raised will help Hands of Grace to provide services to the elderly and disabled in Fulton County. Activities will include a bike safety program for the children, several bike loops from 1 miles to 19.2 miles, games, face painting, and lunch. Information: 419-822-3556.

• Golfers, sponsors, and raffle item donations needed for Golf Scramble, to benefit the athletes from Lucas County Special Olympics and Toledo Public Special Olympics, Sept. 14 at Ottawa Park Golf Course. 1 p.m. registration and putting contest, 1:45 p.m. shotgun start. Single player fee $75 and sponsorships available for $75 to $1,000 or more. CAll 419-381-5253 or 419-450-0835.

• Donations needed for Bagnificent! event sponsored by Loft & Home to benefit the YWCA on Sept. 18. Bagnificent! started as a purse auction that will now include all types of bags such as golf bags, computer bags, briefcases, suitcases and diaper bags. Donations are requested by Aug. 1 and can be delivered to Loft & Home Essentials, 7103 West Central Ave. For more information call 419-241-3235 or e-mail to marketing@ywcatoledo.org.

Concerts

• Wednesday Brown Bag Concerts downtown Toledo, 12:15- 1:15 p.m., north lawn of Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Aug. 6, Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach, modern country music.

• Lunch at Levis Square in downtown Toledo at Madison Ave. and St. Clair St., Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 31: Extra Stout, will perform Irish genre.

• Library Rock Concerts for Kids, featuring Mr. Richard s original and traditional tunes: On July 31, 10:30 a.m. at West Toledo Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave.; 2 p.m. Waterville Library, 800 Michigan Ave.; 4:30 p.m. Maumee Library, 501 River Rd., and 7 p.m. Washington Library, 5560 Harvest Lane.

Community Theater

• Disney s High School Musical, 8 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1-2; and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee, Adults $12, and students, seniors, and children $10.

Festivals

• All Day Polka Fest, Czech Dancers Polka Club, Czech Hall, St. Rt. 120 and 109, Seward, Ohio, Aug. 3, Polka Mass at 10:30 a.m., Goulash dinner at 11:30 a.m., and dancing from noon to 7 p.m. Admission for the whole day is $8, and dinner is $8. Music by Fred Zwiich Polka Band and Jerry Roborka Polka Band. Food, refreshments, homemade pastries, and raffle. No carry-in please.

• Dog Days of Summer Festival, noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at Sacred Heart Home for the Elderly, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon. Pooch parade will start at 4 p.m. Walk your costumed dog for $5 or enter a float made out of a cart or wagon for $10. Pooch Party Store, Doggie Day Care, arts and crafts fair, and Nun-Better dog biscuits made by the Sisters, residents and staff of Sacred Heart Home will be available. Family activities include bingo, music entertainment, children s games, and food. Grand prize for the summer raffle will be $1,000; tickets are $5 each, six for $25, or 12 for $50. To purchase raffle tickets, register for the parade or craft fair, or to volunteer call: 419-698-4331 or e-mail to devsoregon@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

Camps

• Back to Skillz sports camp for ages 5-12, Trinity Lutheran Church, 4560 Glendale Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 11-15. Cost, $10. Registration: 419-385-2301.

Metroparks

• Estate Tour, Wildwood Preserve s Manor House lawn, 5100 West Central Ave., 4-5:30 p.m. July 31. While the Manor House is closed in preparation for Friday s Tea in the Solarium, visitors can take a walking tour of Wildwood Preserve and learn about the history of the former Stranahan family estate. Details: 419-407-9700.

• Tea in the Solarium, Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, Drawing Room, 12 to 3 p.m. Aug. 1. Sandwiches and desserts served in an elegant manner. Sponsored by the Manor House Volunteers. Some prepaid reservations available, but not required by calling 419-825-1793. Fee $6, additional items 60 cents each.

• Member s Program: Night Tour, Wildwood Preserve, Courtyard - Metz Visitor Center, 8:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 1. Uncover the mysteries of nature at night on this hike during quieter hours at the normally busy Metropark. Owl-calling and bat-detecting included. Free.

• Friday Evenings Plant Monitoring and Dinner, Oak Openings Preserve, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, Buehner Center Porch, 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1. Pack a picnic dinner and assist Metroparks naturalists in counting rare plants. A new program series for those interested in a hands-on learning experience in the rare Oak Openings region. Information: 419-407-9706. Free.

• Civil War Night Boat Ride, Providence, 13827 US 24 West, Grand Rapids, Ohio, Kimble s Landing, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Join the crew of the canal boat and members of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for a new twist on a favorite lantern tour. Listen to stories of Civil War life while gliding down the Miami & Erie Canal just as the soldiers would have done in the 1860s. Reservations: 419-407-9741. Fee: $ 10.

• Wildwood Kids! Wildwood Preserve, Courtyard - Metz Visitor Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Explore the park and help out with a hands-on project that helps preserve the natural areas for other to enjoy in the future. Free.

• Helping Hands, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2. Help naturalist 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 Side Cut, Gardening Side Cut, Lamb Center, 1025 River Rd., Maumee, 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 2. Begin your summer morning gardening with the Friends of Side Cut. Your help is greatly appreciated! Free.

• Nature Shoot: Hummingbirds, Secor, 10001 West Central Ave., Secor Room, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Blinds will be erected near active feeders to provide opportunities for both close-up photos and personal observation. Minimum 200mm lens recommended. Fee: $ 25. Call 419-407-9700.

• Homeschool Teen Service Learning, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 4. Pack a picnic lunch and help us work on habitat projects to make natural areas healthy for wildlife. Wear old clothes, no sandals. Free. Call 419-407-9700.

• Friends of Pearson, Pearson, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Join the Friends of Pearson for their monthly meeting. Free.

Crafts, Art

• Crafters and vendors needed for Dog Days of Summer Festival on Aug. 3, noon to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Cost, $25. Call 419-836-9082.

• Crafters needed for Tontogany Festival, Aug. 9. $15 for a space. Call 419-823-3359.

• Artists needed for Downtown Monroe Fine Arts Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 and noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 10, East First and Washington streets. Booth rental for two days is $100. Applications: 734-242-1472.

• Craft and flea market vendors needed for Monclova Homecoming SummerFest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd. Call 419-861-1336.

• Crafters needed for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival on Aug. 31. Call 419-836-7681.

• Crafters needed for show and bazaar at St. Paul s Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd. on Sept. 6. For application, call 419-691-9400.

• Crafters needed for Craft Show and Flea Market at Adams Township American Legion #553, 206 South Byrne Rd., on Sept. 6. Tables are $10. Information: 419-385-7834.

• Genoa Street Fair, is looking for food vendors, businesses, crafters, musical groups, vendors for Farmers Market, and nonprofit organizations. Event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. Call 419-855-7221 or 419-250-3239.

• Crafters needed for Craft Show at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Retirement Community, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters can call Sue at 419-861-5619. There is no charge for a table.

• Crafters needed for St. Michael s Altar Society craft show, 502 West Front St., Monroe, Mich., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Tables for crafters: 734-241-7950.

• Crafters needed for craft show at The Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8. Deadline for entry is Nov. 1. Call 419-693-0751 ext. 217.

Health

• Eating Disorder Informational Meeting for friends and family, Aug. 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at River Centre Clinic, 5465 Main St., Sylvania. Free and open to public, for reservations call 419-885-8800.

• Look Good...Feel Better, workshop for women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to deal with appearance related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, at Bay Park Community Hospital, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, 2 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through Dec. 8. Each participant receives a free bag of make-up for use as a learning tool during the session. Program is free. To register call 1-888-227-6446, then dial 2, or www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

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

History

• 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. Tours are Thursdays Sundays beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Education

• Rapid Registration Week at Owens Community College, Findlay-area campus, 3200 Bright Rd., Aug. 4-9 for Fall Semester classes that begin Aug. 18. Registration is 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Aug. 4-7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8, and 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 9. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 3509 or go to www.owens.edu.

• GED Orientation Meeting, offered at Owens Community College on Findlay-area campus, Aug. 11 from 6-9 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 162, 3200 Bright Rd. After attending the orientation meeting individuals will be eligible to attend GED preparation classes offered Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Thursdays from noon-2 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Classes are free. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 3547 or go to www.owens.edu.

• Solar Panel Installation Training Class, offered by Owens Workforce and Community Services, from Aug. 4-8, at the college s Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood. Classes will be daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include instruction in the areas of electricity and photovoltaic systems and theory. For more information call 567-661-7357 or visit www.owens.edu.

• Teacher Workshop, Civics and Patriotism: from Wolcotts to Washington, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Maumee Valley Historical Society and Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd., Maumee. Four contact hours offered. Fee, $12, includes lunch. Register by Aug. 8 at www.wolcotthouse.org or 419-893-9602.

Fish Fries

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

• 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.

Clubs, Guilds,

Societies, and other organizations

• American Legion Post 335: Friday noon lunches and speaker at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Information: 419-877-5414.

• American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday from September to December, 6:30 p.m. at the Holland Branch Library, 1032 South McCord Rd., Holland. Visitors and new members welcome. Call 419-841-8564.

• BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club will next meet 6 p.m. Aug. 23 during a weekend campout at East Harbor State Park, Catawba Island. Beginning September, meetings will be at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday each month. To verify meeting location each month, call 419-874-2780 or visit www.bmwridersoftoledo.org.

• American Legion Post 335: Friday noon lunches and speaker at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Information: 419-877-5414.

• American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday from September to December, 6:30 p.m. at the Holland Branch Library, 1032 South McCord Rd., Holland. Visitors and new members welcome. Call 419-841-8564.

• BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club will next meet 6 p.m. Aug. 23 during a weekend campout at East Harbor State Park, Catawba Island. Beginning September, meetings will be at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday each month. To verify meeting location each month, call 419-874-2780 or visit www.bmwridersoftoledo.org.

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

• Chinese Association of Greater Toledo nonprofit group promotes culture, language, and business in the region, in partnership with Toledo Sister Cities International, Families with Children from China, University of Toledo Chinese Student Union, Chinese Center of Toledo, and the UT Asian Study Program. Membership fees: $15 per person, $25 per family, and $5 student. Business, $35. Information and activities: email jmeyer13@UTNet.UToledo.Edu or call 419-530-1916.

• 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. For ages 55 and over. Information: www.compassclubtoledo.com or 419-865-8848.

• Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets once a month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. For meeting dates each month, call 419-241-2683.

• Curtice Community Club will meet 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Crazy Lady Saloon in downtown Curtice.

• Cygnets 4-H Club of Swan Creek, for ages 5-18, 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.

• Czech Dancers Polka Club holds dances from noon to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 2 p.m. some Sundays at the Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward, Fulton County, approximately once a month. For a listing of events, visit www.PolkaDancers.com or call 419-644-4271.

• East Toledo Historical Society open house, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Navarre Park Museum, next to the park shelter house, 1101 White St. Free admission.

• 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 Drive. Mini-project each month. Information: 734-854-6652.

• Greater Toledo Republican Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month, except May and July, at Wernert s Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.

• Great Eastern Toastmasters Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday each month at Bay Park Community Hospital, Curtice East/West Road and Wheeling Street, Oregon. Improve your speaking, listening and leadership skills. Information: 419-836-5556 or 419-836-5051.

• Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month except December, at the Common Space library, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-535-1064.

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

• 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.

• 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 from September through June. Dues per meeting is $2. Information and monthly location: 419-841-5373 or e-mail d.give@accesstoledo.com.

• Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday each month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee. RC, Sail and Static boat runs are held 1 to 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday each month. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.

• Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet meets monthly at the Ground Round Restaurant on Dussel Drive, Maumee, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday each month. Next meetings, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. Information: www.maumeevalleysaveapet.org or 419-471-3698.

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

• Needle Arts Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Judged needle art show, Sept. 13-14 at the Sanger Branch Library. Information: 419-832-3801.

• Newborns in Need: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday each month at Calvary Church, Glendale Avenue and Reynolds road. Knit, sew, and crochet baby items for those in need. Serves all of Northwest Ohio. New volunteers and beginners welcome. Supplies provided. Information: 419-865-4470.

• Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, noon the first and third Friday each month, September through June, 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, September through June, at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at Michael s Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-536-8525.

• Photo Arts Club meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Garden, 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. Artists, painters, and writers invited. Information: 419-872-8730 or prizm@bex.net.

• Public Employee Retirees Chapter 33 meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday each month at Wood County Senior Center. 305 North Main St. Information: 419-833-5999.

• Rotary Club of Toledo meets at noon on Mondays at The Park Inn, 101 North Summit St. July 28: Bruce Baumhower, speaker. Aug. 4: What s Happening in State Government, by speakers State Sen. Teresa Fedor (D., Toledo) and State Sen. Mark Wagoner (R., Ottawa Hills). Aug. 11: Joseph Dittmar, speaker. Information: 419-241-7060.

• Springfield Embroidery Club meets the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Sew Many Stitches, 7341 Airport Hwy. Springfield Serger Club meets the second Saturday and the Springfield Quilt Club meets the first Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Information: 419-866-0783.

• 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: 419-356-9993 or www.toastmasters.org.

• Toledo Bridge Center meets for games at various times weekly. For detailed information, call 419-537-6800.

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

• Toledo Dulcimer Club, 6 p.m. till dark on Thursdays through August at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, West Central Avenue. Bring your dulcimers, harmonicas, banjos, guitars, and string instruments to join in. Country, gospel, and old-time music. Singers welcome. Information on future meeting locations: 734-856-4573.

• Toledo Rose Society meets 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month, February-November, in the Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, Elmer Drive. Meetings are open to the public. Information: 419-865-2618.

• TOPS Chapter 1648, an international nonprofit organization providing motivation and support for weight loss, meets 9 a.m. every Monday at Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Church, 8253 Bennett Rd. Information: 419-885-2116 or 419-841-2726.

• Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Monday of each month to improve communication skills, Uncle John s Pancake House, 3131 Secor Rd. Information: 419-536-9427.

• VFW Post 606 ladies auxiliary, 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at the post, 3005 Laskey Rd. Membership information: 734-850-1520.

• 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. Board meeting, 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at Cafe Marie s restaurant, 6819 West Central Ave. All members welcome. Membership is $15 per year, or $6 through December.

• Western Lake Erie Association meetings are normally held 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Information: www.westernlakeerie.org.

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



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