•The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Chapel, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. To schedule an appointment, call 419-861-5619.
•The American Care Givers' Family Activities Club, 6202 Trust Drive, hosts its first back-to-school supply fund-raiser through Aug. 20, with donations being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Needed are backpacks, notebook paper, pens, pencils, crayons, folders, scissors, rulers, and similar items. The supplies will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or until supplies are depleted) Aug. 21 for grades K-8. Other events: step dance lessons Aug. 18, a keynote speaker discussing reverse mortgages on Aug. 19, and Susie Lucas from Unique Hair Designs will address a luncheon from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 26. An adult Hawaiian luau scheduled for Aug. 23 has been postponed. Information: 419-724-0888.
•The Holland-Springfield Alumni Association is looking for crafters for its annual fall festival Oct. 24 at Springfield High School. Contact Amanda Teetrick at 419-346-7522 or email@example.com.
•Aurora Project Inc. will host its 16th annual Golf Scrambles Aug. 21 at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green. This year's event features breakfast, a buffet lunch, 18 holes of golf, a cart, and a silent auction. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. The cost is $125 per person or $500 for a foursome. The event benefits homeless women and children. Information: Rita Miller at 419-244-3200 or auroraprojectinc.org.
•The inaugural Corn City Idol talent competition seeks contestants for the event, which will be held during the Corn City Festival Aug. 22 and 23 in Deshler. Performers must be at least 12 years old and a Deshler resident. Performing groups must include one Deshler resident. A prize of $150 (plus a trophy) will be awarded to the first-place winner; $50 goes to the runner-up. The opening rounds of competition will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the gazebo in Deshler City Park, followed by a performance by Wally and the Beavs. The finals will be held at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 23, with a popular vote from the audience choosing the winner. Details: 419-722-9624 or Setdesigner1@yahoo.com.
•Golden Alumni Society of the University of Toledo has chartered the Sandpiper for a cruise at 7 p.m. Aug. 19. Local historian Fred Folger will narrate historical sites along the river. Light refreshments will be served. Boarding time is 6:45 p.m. Reservations are limited to 70 passengers. Reservations and ticket information from Sally Berglund at 419-530-2586 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Toledo historical and architectural cruise on the Maumee River aboard the Sandpiper from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 6. Local historian Fred Folger will point out sights and relate stories. Presented by the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor. Cost is $18, or $15 for a member of a historical group in Maumee Valley. For more information and to make reservations, call 419-537-1212.
The True Meaning of Christmas event seeks crafters and offers table rentals for the festivity, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd. The event benefits the Salvation Army. Details: 419-537-7657 or email@example.com.
•Kitchen of Hope offers a free, hot dinner the last Friday of each month. Reservations: 419-874-4346.
•Great Food for All; $60-$70 of food for $30. Other box orders available. Call 419-385-7459.
•Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden will host classes in advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Call 419-841-8153.
•American Legion Post 335, Friday noon lunches and speaker at the post, 235 14th St. Call: 419-877-5414.
•Czech Dancers Polka Club holds dances from noon to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Sundays at the Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward, Fulton County, about once a month. Details at polkadancers.com or 419-644-4271.
•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. Call 419-476-3884.
•Lake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. Call 419-878-2041.
The Little Sisters Day at the Toledo Mud Hens will be Sept. 3. Two hundred guests of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Oregon, will enjoy a cookout, fellowship with residents of the Sacred Heart Home, and baseball. The Little Sisters will throw out the first pitch. There will also be a $500 grand-prize raffle. Donations are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. The picnic starts at 5 p.m.; game time is 6:30. Information: 419-698-4331 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee. RC, sail, and static boat runs from 1-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Call 419-472-1331.
ProMedica Cancer Institute will hold a free Cancer Awareness Day from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 in the food court at Westfield Franklin Park, 5100 Monroe St. The event raises awareness about cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship from local experts and medical professionals.
Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet is hosting its annual rummage sale and book fair Aug. 19-22 at the former Media Play location, 5223 Monroe St. An early-bird preview shopping night will be from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 19; admission is $5. Free shopping days are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20-22. Aug. 22 is $5 bag day, and half-off large items after 2 p.m. Details: 419-537-9663.
Assistance Dogs of America Inc. hosts its fourth annual Dealin' for Dogs Event beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Hanson Inc. in Arrowhead Park, 1625 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Guests can enjoy dinner by City Q Barbecue and music by Jeff Stewart. A casino opens at 7:30. WTOL-TV Channel 11 news anchor Jerry Anderson will host a live auction. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and gaming chips; tickets at the door are $50. Call 419-825-3622.
•34th annual Miss Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to Miss Ohio and Miss America scholarship pageants, will be Nov. 14 in the Defiance Community Auditorium. The pageant committee is seeking contestants. Young women are eligible if they are between the ages of 17 and 24, are single and have never been married or pregnant, and live, work, or go to school in Ohio. The areas of competition are talent, interview, swimsuit, and evening wear. There are no entry fees. The program is affiliated with the Children's Miracle Network, and each contestant will be asked to obtain sponsors to contribute a total of $100 to the Children's Miracle Network. Information from Shirley LeMaster, entries chairman, at 419-782-9693 or e-mail email@example.com.
•Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at Common Space Library, 1700 Reynolds Rd., Toledo, at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Call: 419-535-1064.
•Holey Toledo Knitters Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. Call: 419-537-9325.
•Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. Call: 419-241-2683.
•Photo Arts Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Call 419-536-8422 or visit toledophotoartsclubcom.
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