Build a Log House, program for children, 10 a m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15, Wolcott House, 1031 River Rd. Build a log house out of pretzels, crackers, and icing. Grandparents and parents welcome to help. To register, visit wolcotthouse.org.
A Dickens of a Christmas exhibit, Nov. 13 through Dec. 20, Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd. Open Thursday through Sunday with tours at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Details: 419-893-9602.
Holiday Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at Lucas County Recreation Center, Key Street. Raffles, auction, refreshments, and lunch available. Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio. Details: 419-893-4589.
Winter bazaar at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns School, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15. Details: 419-381-2524.
Toledo Naturalists Association, 75th anniversary celebration features author Pete Dunne, internationally known birder, speaking on the past, present, and future of birding. 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Toledo Zoo indoor theater. Pete will sign his books immediately following the program. Tickets at the door, $10. Details: 419-509-2138.
Jamie Farr Park Community Center Thanksgiving dinner, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 21, 2140 North Summit St. Donations only, for food for the needy. Entertainment provided.
Maumee Valley Herb Society monthly meeting at Toledo Botanical Garden at 5403 Elmer Drive, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 19. Open to all.
Fall Harvest Dinner Dance at Friendship Park Senior Center, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 22 at 2930 131st St., Point Place. Music by the Sounds Great Band begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for dance only or for pizza dinner and dance are available. All ages invited. Call 419-936-3079, days.
Holland Library book groups: Teen book discussion, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Adult book discussion group, Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin, 10 a.m. Nov. 21.
Euchre tournament at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy., from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 18. Play begins at 7 p.m. Take a snack to share; beverages will be provided.
Wayne Walbolt will tell of his ancestor's travels to the California Gold Rush, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society meeting, 940 Clarion St.
Holland Gallery Hop, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 21, hosted by art galleries Firenation and Copper Moon Studio in the 7100 block of Front Street and by Inside Angles Custom Framing Gallery at 909 South McCord Rd. Refreshments, appetizers, and a wine-tasting. For additional details about the event: 419-867-3533.
Tis the Season to be Jolly, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6, Holland Branch Library, South McCord Road.
St. Rose rummage sale, Knights of Columbus Graystone Hall, 29101 Hufford Rd., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 13-14 and 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 15. Bag sale on Nov. 15.
Reel Talk classic film, Babes in Arms, with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, 10 a.m. Nov. 13, Way Public Library, East Indiana Avenue. Masterpiece Theater satire, "Filth," 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20; discussion at 11:30 a.m. by the WBGU-TV PBS Program Club. Ladies in Lavender, 1936 art film, 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Admission and refreshments are free.
Graduate String Quartet of Bowling Green State University, 3 p.m. Nov. 16 concert, Way Library. Free.
Way Library book sale, 3-7 p.m. Nov. 13. Book discussion of Bridge of Sighs, 7 p.m. Nov. 17.
A talk on Pakistan by Blade columnist S. Amjad Hussain, 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Way Library.
American Legion Post 28 feather party, 7 p.m. Nov. 22, Schaller Building, 130 West Indiana Ave. Raffle, bingo, hams and turkeys, and door prizes.
577 Foundation classes for adults include holiday pottery, stamped cards and paper crafts, and winter wreaths. Children's programs include Native American flute and crafts. Fees and registration: 419-874-4174, days.
Waterville Senior Citizen group will meet at 11:30 a .m. Nov. 13 and the second Thursday each month at the Neighbors on Dutch Road. Reservations: 419-878-4826.
American Legion soup and pie supper, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and the second Friday each month, 218 Mechanic St. The cost is $6.
"The History of Samplers in America," a talk by Toni Stoma, sampler collector, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Waterville Historical Society meeting, Wakeman Hall, 401 Farnsworth Rd.
Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce, noon luncheon meeting Nov. 20 at Smedlap's Smithy. Speaker will be Louann Artiaga on tax issues affecting small business. Reservations are due on Nov. 17; call 419-878-5188.
Auditions for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, by the Waterville Playshop, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 5, and 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Zion Lutheran Church. Be prepared to read from the script, sing, and do basic dance steps. Details: 419-878-6826.
Wakeman Archival Research Center, 401 Farnsworth Rd, open by appointment only, now to May 1. Records of organizations, businesses, churches, cemeteries, schools, and family files available for inspection. Appointments: 419-878-2576.
OSU-UM breakfast buffet, 8-11 a.m. Nov. 22, Whitehouse Inn. Adults $7.50; children ages 4-12, $5. Proceeds will benefit the Whitehouse Primary School playground fund.
"Lessons from the State Hospital," a panel discussion on methods to treat mental diseases, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Wood County Library, North Main Street. Details: 419-352-0967.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, discussing Host by S. Meyer, Wood County Library. Girls Night Out Book Club, 7 p.m. Nov. 17, discussing The Last Valentine by James Michael Pratt.
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