Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children training session will be from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 at the Simpson Building Meeting Room, 1291 Conneaut Ave. This sexual abuse prevention training program teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is free, but registration is required and can be made by calling 419-354-6223 or going online at bgohio.org (parks and recreation).
Out of Darkness meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. second Wednesday of the month at Family Services of Wood County, 1616 East Wooster St. This is an open support group for families and friends who have lost a loved one through suicide. For more information: Barbara Applebaum, 419-352-0777.
The Wood County Park District offers the following programs. Registration required 48 hours in advance online at wcparks.org or by calling Michelle at 800-321-1897. W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg Township programs include “Home Safe Home,” 7 p.m. Feb. 18; “Ice Fishing,” 10 a.m. Feb. 20; “Sunday Soup Series Night Walk,” 6 p.m. Feb. 21; “Feeding Time,” 7 p.m. Feb. 23; “The Lorax,” 7 p.m. Feb. 26, and “the Secret Art of Vermicomposting,” 7 p.m. Feb. 24.
Bowling Green Parks and Recreation holds second annual Frostbite One Mile Fun Run 11 a.m. Feb. 20 around City Park. Awards: Preregistered participants receive a long sleeved T-shirt. $15 for those registered by Feb. 12, or $20 (with shirt available), $12 (no shirt). Register by calling 419-354-6223 or going online at bgohio.org (parks and recreation).
The B.G. Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Daddy-Daughter Dance from 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Community Center, 1245 West Newton Rd. Girls ages 5-13 and their parent/guardian are welcome to dress for dinner, dancing, and making memories. Cost is $35 per couple (for residents) or $38 (for nonresidents) and $10 for each additional daughter. Registrations must be made by Feb. 19 at the center, by calling 419-354-6223, or online at bgohio.org (parks & recreation).
Arts in Common Gallery presents “Polarpalooza: An Alternative Fashion Show” at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 in the gym at South Main Common Space in the former Main Elementary School. Admission is $5 or $4 with a donation of cold-weather apparel. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Winners will be determined by an audience vote.
Friends of Wood County Parks will meet at Otsego Lodge for their annual meeting Feb. 21. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. followed by a media presentation by Fred J. Folger on the history of the Maumee River from Grand Rapids, Ohio, to Lake Erie. To make reservations for lunch call 419-353-1897 by Feb. 18.
The Bowling Green Curling Club invites the public to give curling a try from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the University Ice Arena on Mercer Road. Other sessions are Feb. 20 and 27: noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., and 4-6 p.m., and Feb. 26: 7-9 p.m.
CSI (Christian Seniors Interacting), First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg at Abundant Life #2, 200 Zoar Drive, meets second and fourth Tuesdays. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This month's outing is at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Lamplight Cafe, followed by a tour of Islamic Center of Toledo in Perrysburg. To register, call Phyllis Morton at 419-872-0846 by the Sunday before the dates of the meetings.
ISOH/IMPACT collects donations for Haiti. Needed items include bagged rice and beans, heavy-duty tarps, and everything household, including over the counter medications; no glass items or clothing will be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at Tireman Auto Service Centers, and ISOH/IMPACT's warehouse, 905 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville. Donations by cash and credit card can be made online at isohimpact.org or sent to: ISOH/IMPAC 25182 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH, 43551.
The 577 Foundation has February classes open for adults. To make a reservation or for more information call 419-874-4174.
American Legion Post 28 in Perrysburg will host Mel Barger, WW II naval historian, at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Schaller Memorial Building, 130 West Indiana Ave. He will speak on the fate of the USS Pueblo. Free and open to the public.
The second annual Zac & Zane Fight Against Friedreich's Ataxia Disease fund-raiser 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 Outback Steakhouse, 401 West Dussel Drive. Grilled favorites, cash bar, silent auction. $20, 419-705-1360. Proceeds benefit research. For details go to zacandzane.com and curefa.org.
The Maumee Valley Historical Society will sponsor a lecture series, from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 23-March 30, at the church on the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1035 River Rd. Teachers can earn 10 contact hours. Fee is $15 for the series, or $3 per session. MVHS members are free. For more information and registration at 419-309-0080.
Wakeman Archival Research Center, 401 Farnsworth Rd., open until May by appointment only. For more information and to make appointments call: 419-878-2576.
Bunco open to individuals who are 55 and older, 2 p.m. the first Friday of the month and euchre the second Friday of month at the Browning Masonic Community, 8883 Browning Drive.
The fifth annual Shake, Rattle and Roll Event 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 20 at Holland American Legion, 1074 Clarion St. 1950s-'60s dance; $10, includes 50/50 drawings, free set-ups, and draft beer. Food available. 419-865-8511 for reservations.
A euchre tournament will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. Feb. 20 at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy. Play starts at 7 p.m. Bring an appetizer or snack to share. Beverages provided.
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department will offer free H1N1 flu vaccines from 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Luther Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. No reservations needed. Information, 419-861-5619.
St. John's Jesuit Fathers and Mothers Clubs offers Mardi Gras night and reverse raffle Feb. 20 at the school, 5901 Airport Hwy. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 5:30-6:45 p.m., followed by a raffle, gaming, and entertainment. Dinner for $30, gaming, and entertainment included; $50 includes the reverse raffle (must be 21 to purchase). Information, 419-635-6570 or online at sjjtitans.org.
Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio presents “Red, A Tribute by Tom Mullica” 7 p.m. Feb. 26 (doors will open at 6 p.m.) and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 (doors will open at 1:30), Bowsher High School auditorium, 2200 Arlington Ave. No tickets at the door. $20. Reserve tickets online at honorflightnwo.org or mail checks payable to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, 4331 Imperial Drive, Toledo, OH, 43615. Tickets will be mailed. For more information please call 419-410-7729.
The Dosti Foundation supports Hut Outreach and Zakuska's Haiti Relief Efforts with music, food, and a silent auction, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 Holland Gardens on Angola Road. Information, 419-345-9550.
The Bowsher High School Choir will host a singing and dance performance at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. A sloppy joes and mac/cheese supper will be served. Cost is $5 adults and $3 for children 13 and under; or $15 for family. Information, 419-243-8189.
The Toledo Pubic Schools/Parent Congress 2010 Fund-raising Expo takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave. This is an opportunity to find out what fund-raising companies from around the region can offer organizations. Admission is free with a donation of canned food or $1 at the door. Details: 419-261-1752.
St. Hyacinth's Altar Rosary Society will host its annual card party from noon-4 p.m. Feb. 21 in the school hall, 728 Parkside Blvd. Tallies are $8. Information, 419-535-6671.
The Lucas County Health Department will sponsor H1N1 vaccination clinics from 4:30-8 p.m. Feb. 19 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Whitehouse Village Hall, 6925 Providence St. The clinic is free, and no appointment is necessary. Information, 419-877-5383.
St. John's Jesuit Academy, 5901 Airport Hwy., will host Information Night at 7 p.m. 24.
Ecumenical Bereavement support group will meet March 2. For more information or questions, contact Susie Waible at 419-704-4641.
Atlas Bridal Shop presents its third annual Fashion Show, project PROM, at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. Area high school students will be showcasing the latest in Prom fashions from top designers. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $5 from Atlas, or $7 at the door. Information online at atlasbridalshop.com.
The Lucas County Bar Association will meet at noon for lunch Feb. 22 at Georgio's Cafe International, 426 North Superior St. The speaker will be Judge William Connelly, Jr. Lunch cost is $10.
The NW Ohio Pituitary Tumor Patient Meeting will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Sylvania Library. Information, 419-318-4044.
The Ohio State Bar Association offers CLE courses for area lawyers. Contact Kenneth A. Brown for information, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426.
St. Ursula Academy will host a Winter Preview Day for prospective students and their families from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the academy, 4025 Indian Rd. Information and registration, 419-329-2209.
Trinity Lutheran Church and School is hosting an Open House for families from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 20 at the school, 4560 Glendale Ave.The school is accepting application for PK-8th grade. Information, 419-385-2301.
Irish United of Northwest Ohio will host is annual “Raisin' O' the Green,” from 3-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at The Blarney Irish Pub, 601 Monroe St. Funds raised will be donated to the Cherry Street Ministries. Tickets are $25 per person which includes a dinner, one drink, and entertainment, with $20 going to the Mission. Information, 419-217-3715.
America's Boating Course, educational and entertaining boating safety, will be at Clay High School in Oregon from 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, beginning Feb. 22. Certificate upon successful completion. Toledo Sail & Power Squadron certified instructors. Cost fee is $5; second family member sharing manual is $25. Register at 419-693-0668.
The Choraliers, under the direction of Brian Seever, are seeking alto, tenor, and bass voices. Rehearsals have begun for the spring show, Give Us That Spotlight, May 13-15 at Fassett Middle School in Oregon. Contact Kay Karrick at 419-698-1862.
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.
English-language classes for those who speak other languages are held throughout the Toledo area. Call 419-824-8539.
DivorceCare, a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at 8353 Monclova Rd. Information: Kathy, 419-261-8363.
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.
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.
The International Fellowship Inc., a nonprofit exchange student program, is seeking host families for high school students. Call 800-647-8839.