•Grandparents Day is not officially celebrated until Sept. 13, but the Wood County Senior Center decided to get the party started a little early. Grandparents and grandchildren are invited to enjoy an evening of music, games, dinner, and magical entertainment at the WCCOA from 4:30 p.m.-7 Sept. 10 at 305 North Main St. Dinner consists of chicken wings, fries, coleslaw, jello, and pumpkin cheesecake. Ticket donations are $2 for children up to 16 years old; adults up to 59 years old are $6, and seniors 60 and older are $4. Advance registration is needed by 2 p.m. Sept. 10 from 419-353-5661.
•Georgette's Art Showcase, 311 Conant St., Maumee, will feature the work of the Sunshine staff on display and for sale through this month. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Georgette's is open the first Friday of the month until 9 p.m. Details: georgettes.org.
•Maumee Valley Historical Society presents a garden tea party at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Prudence Lamb Garden on the Wolcott House Museum Grounds, 1035 River Rd. The cost is $15, and reservations are required from 419-893-9602. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
•An organic gardening workshop will be conducted at the 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St., from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 13. Participants will receive a tray of cold-hardy plants with tips for growing and planting. The fee is $25 per person. Registration is required by phoning 419-874-4174 or visiting 577foundation.org.
•The 2009 Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce annual golf outing presented by V&A Rick Services takes place at 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at Stone Oak Country Club. The day begins with a continental breakfast, a round of golf, and lunch for a cost of $90 per golfer. Register at email@example.com.
•SS Peter & Paul Church has a rummage sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13 at the church, 728 South St. Clair St.
•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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
•The Waterville Senior Citizens Group will continue their meetings with lunch at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Smedlap's. Call 419-878-4826 for lunch reservations.
•The American Heroes Parking Lot Party fundraiser takes place from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Whitehouse American Legion Post with food, drinks, and games available. Live music performed by Flash Back is 6-10 p.m. Admission is $5. Details: 419-661-2479.
•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.
•Rogers High School is inviting all former varsity cheerleaders to participate in this year's homecoming activities. Contact Mrs. Hernandez at 419-671-1000 for details. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 18.
•Fifth annual citywide 'Support the Troops' will be 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Friendship Park, 2930 131st St. in Point Place. Master of Ceremonies will be WTOL Channel 11 News Anchor Jerry Anderson. Entertainment will be provided by the Pac Band and America's Pride. Participants include the Armed Forces Honor Guard and Rifle Salute, the Patriot Guard Riders, the Sea Cadets and Young Marines, Sven Kroyer/Bag Pipes, and the Springfield High School Jr. ROTC. Take a lawn chair and mosquito spray.
•National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Beta Gamma Chapter of Toledo, will sponsor its inaugural Calla Lily educator's award luncheon Oct. 10 at The Pinnacle in Maumee. Special honors and an award will be given to individuals who go beyond the call of duty to help students achieve their potential. A person, group or organization may nominate classroom instructors, school administrators, college professors, sports coaches, community leaders, day-care providers, and parent leaders who meet the above qualifications. Any person or organization who would like to nominate an individual may obtain a list of the award's criteria and an application by calling 419-243-8757 or 419-536-5053. The nomination deadline is Sept. 14.
•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 to 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Call 419-472-1331.
•34th annual Miss Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Ohio and Miss America scholarship pageants, will be Nov. 14 in the Defiance Community Auditorium. The pageant committee is seeking female contestants between the ages of 17 and 24, who are single, 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 combined $100 to the Children's Miracle Network. Information from Shirley LeMaster, entries chairman, at 419-782-9693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•DC4K, a program for children ages 5-12 of families experiencing divorce and separation, and DivorceCare, a program for adults experiencing divorce and/or separation, will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday from Sept. 15 to Dec. 8 at 18029 County Road C, Wauseon, Ohio Information and to register: 419-337-4776.
•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.
•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 toledophotoartsclub.com.36.8574 -83.24729