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. Information: Barbara Applebaum, 419-352-0777.
The Wood County Park District offers the following programs: W.W. Knight Nature Preserve in Perrysburg Township programs include “The Lorax,” 7 p.m. Feb. 26, and “the Secret Art of Vermicomposting,” 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Registration required 48 hours in advance online at wcparks.org or by calling Michelle at 800-321-1897.
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. To register, call Phyllis Morton 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. Cash and credit card donations can be made online at isohimpact.org or sent to: ISOH/IMPACT, 25182 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551.
The 577 Foundation has classes for adults. Chinese New Year Cooking, celebrate the Lunar New Year with traditional dishes from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26. Dim Sum to roasted pork, and seafood to vegetarian herbal dishes. Bring an apron. Meal included. Limited to 15. Fee: $20. Call 419-874-4174 for information and registration.
March Art Showcase features art from the Sunshine Studio on display and for sale at Georgette's Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., Maumee, 419-891-8886, Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Friday, Georgette's Grounds & Gifts, 311 Conant St., March 5, live folk/contemporary pop music by Aaron Valdiviez from 6-8 p.m. Information, 419-891-8886.
Wakeman Archival Research Center, 401 Farnsworth Rd., open until May by appointment only. Information and appointments: 419-878-2576.
Bunco open to individuals 55 and older, 2 p.m. the first Friday of the month and euchre the second Friday of the month at Browning Masonic Community, 8883 Browning Drive.
“Winter Meltdown” by The Silver Lining Gallery along with Smedlap's Smithy Restaurant, at 205 Farnsworth, from 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 26. Listen to cool jazz and view some art. Dinner specials will be available.
Annual Wine Tasting & Art Auction hosted by the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce at The Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, with doors open at 5:30 p.m. and event to begin at 6 p.m. March 13. Tickets: $45 per person. Payment due upon reservation with checks payable to WACC. Reservations required. Call 419-878-5188 or e-mail email@example.com.
Forever Plaid presented by Staged Right Productions at the Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., at 8 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday. A male singing group featuring memorable songs such as “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “Crazy ‘Bout You Baby,” “Catch a Falling Star,” “Heart and Soul,” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.” Admission: $8 adults; $7 students/seniors, and $5 children ages 12 and younger.
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.
Art exhibition Paintings & Constructions by Jerry Runkle at Inside Angles Custom Framing Gallery, 909 South McCord Rd., through March 31. The show features art produced over a 25-year span by Mr. Runkle, an architect and Peace Corps veteran who graduated from Bowsher High School and Ohio State University.
St. Francis de Sales High School hold annual Fun-a-Rama Feb. 28 from noon to 8 p.m. Bancroft Street and Parkside Boulevard. Events include gladiator jousts, cash-prize raffles, radar speed pitching, a clown and magician, bingo, adult casino, fast food, barbecue chicken dinners with carryout available, Ferdos hummos and pita, and Stanley's kielbasa dogs. Admission and parking free.
St. John's Jesuit Academy, 5901 Airport Hwy., will host an information night at 7 p.m. Feb. 24
Medal of Honor speech by Conrad Lippincott at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Toledo Club downtown, sponsored by American Legion Toledo Post 335. A history teacher and former member of the Air Force, he will speak about the highest military decoration awarded by the U.S. government. It was created in 1862 and signed into law by President Lincoln. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and costs $14. Program at 12:30 p.m. is free.
Ecumenical Bereavement support group will meet from2:30-4 p.m. March 2 at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Contact Susie Waible at 419-704-4641.
Vertical Garden System information night 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at EMS Training Center, 129 21st St., by Ohio State University Extension, health departments, and other organizations.
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. Radio-controlled, 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.
Lake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton Township. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting. Information, 419-878-2041.
The International Fellowship Inc., a nonprofit exchange student program is seeking host families for high school students. Call 800-647-8839 or visit internationalfellowship.org.
A special book-reading and discussion group at Pilgrim Church, 1375 Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. Feb. 24, March 17, 24, and April 21, 28. Books available for $17.95 paperback, $23 hardcover. Proceeds go to the missions and ministries. Information, 419-478-6012.
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.
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