Wood County Parks plant sale, order blanks at Park District office, 419-353-1897.
2011 Golf for the Troops Benefit for the USO of Northern Ohio at Stone Ridge Golf Club, 1553 Muirfield Drive, Bowling Green, check-in 7:30 a.m., opening ceremony 9 a.m., May 13. Scramble, shotgun format, 18 holes with lunch, dinner, contests, raffle, and silent auction. Cost: enlisted active/reserve guard $65; $75 others; $25 dinner and raffle only; $65 gift of golf (for military). Reservations with checks payable to: USO and mailed to USO of Northern Ohio, 20637 Emerald Parkway, Cleveland, Ohio 44135. Information: 216-265-3680 or 800-503-8766.
Toledo Astronomical Association celebrating National Astronomy Day at Beaver Creek Preserve, 23028 Long Judson Rd., 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. No telescope needed. 419-353-1897.
Maumee Valley Historical Society Civil War exhibit at the Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Rd. through Nov. 6. Guided tours at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m Thursday through Sunday. Closed Mother's Day. 419-893-9602 or wolcotthouse.org.
Mother's Day Tea at the Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Rd., 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday. Includes a tour of the museum. Cost: $17, reservations required. 419-893-9602 or wolcotthouse.org.
Insurance Women of Toledo (IWOT) meeting at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee, 7:30 a.m., May 11. Topic: Women's Heart Health, by Paula Grieb. Enables members to establish relationships with a wide variety of professional contacts. Anyone in the insurance industry and related industries welcome. Information: Sandy Dobbins, email@example.com.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church annual spring rummage sale, 310 Elizabeth St., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday; single items are half price or $5/$10 a bag in The Boutique. 419-874-4548.
Georgette's Fair Trade Grounds and Gifts herb day workshop, 311 Conant Street. 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Tamara Spillis shows how to make lip balm and educates on organic herbs. Cost $15. georgettes.org.
Summer Camp 2011 at Bittersweet Pemberville, 1926 Kahler Rd., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 6 through Aug. 12. For adolescents ages 12-21 on the autism spectrum. Providing teenagers and young adults with autism the opportunity to have a meaningful summer camp experience, tailored to the individual. Cost determined on a sliding scale. Space limited. Campers are supported at 1:3 ratio. Information or to obtain an admission packet contact: Jim Williams, 419-287-4985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of Otterbein Portage Valley annual spring card party, Otterbein Portage Valley, 20311 Pemberville Rd., 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $6 at the door, no reservation needed. 419-833-8916.
Health Clinics: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St. WIC, Monday; WIC and Immunizations, May 11; and WIC, Clinic and Immunizations, May 17. For appointments: 419-354-9661 WIC; 419-354-9049 Clinic; and 419-354-5556 Immunizations.
Toledo Free to Breathe 5K Rumble Run and 1 Mile Walk, Perrysburg Junior High School, 550 East South Boundary St., Perrysburg, registration 7 a.m., kids' fun run 8:30 a.m., 5K Rumble Run 9 a.m., 9:05 a.m. walk, June 11. Registration: $25 adult/$5 child, online closed June 8; $28 adult/$8 child, mail-in, closes June 6; $30 adult/$10 child, on event day, June 11. Information or to register, donate, sponsor or volunteer: FreeToBreathe.org.
Compass Club of Northwest Ohio meets at the Black Pearl Restaurant, 4630 Heatherdowns Blvd., 11 a.m., every Wednesday. Lunch, speakers, and discussion. Cost: $8.50. Seniors and new members welcome. Wednesday's speaker: Iris Maxwell, "A Visit from the Queen of England." Next week's speaker: Stuart Lutz, "The Last Leaf: Voices of Last Known Survivors."
Pockets of Hope free tutoring program for kindergarten through fourth grade at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 North Second St., 6:30-7 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, through May 25. For students who need individual assistance in reading and math. Registration forms at: zionlutheranwaterville.org. 419-878-0266.
Soccer program for preschool children at Something Special Learning Center along with "Little Kritters." Developed to help fight childhood obesity through healthy, fun activity. Free. 419-878-4190.
Arbor Day Celebration hosted by the Whitehouse Tree Commission downtown near Providence Street and the Wabash Cannonball Trail, next to the caboose and train depot, 2 p.m., Monday.
Whitehouse Arts Advisory Board seeks volunteers to represent all areas of the arts, including music. Information and volunteer application form, 419-877-5383 or email@example.com.
"Gifts for the Yanks Who Gave," Whitehouse Post 384, 6910 Providence St., collecting funds for the annual American Legion of Ohio program to benefit veterans in Ohio's state hospitals, VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and Ohio veterans homes at Sandusky and Georgetown. 419-877-5171.
Euchre Night, Whitehouse Post 384, 6910 Providence St., 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday.Cost: $7 per person to play.
Flower market,9 a.m to noon Sunday, May 14, 21, and 28 downtown at Providence Street and the Wabash Cannonball Bike Trail. Selling fresh flowers, annuals, trees, coffee, pastries and other handmade items. 419-877-5383.
Toledo Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale, 5403 Elmer Drive, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday May 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 419-536-5566.
Toledo Astronomical Association presents a lecture at University of Toledo McMaster Hall, Fourth floor classroom, 2801 West Bancroft St., 7:30 p.m., Friday. Presentation by J.D. Smith, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Toledo. Information: Frank Merritt, 419-535-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ProMedica offering free skin cancer screenings, ProMedica Woodley, 3909 Woodley Rd., Suite 200, 9-11:30 a.m., Friday. Register at 877-291-1441.
Tea for Two and Two for Tea, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Avenue, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Honoring the sacredness of female relationships and the importance of the "mother" figure in the developmental lives of girls. Free and open to the public. 419-259-5370.
Northwest Ohio Dance Club, Toledo Yacht Club, 3900 North Summit St., Cha-Cha lesson 7-8 p.m., open dancing 8-11 p.m., Saturday. Cost: $5 member and $7 event member. Cash bar. Information: 419-376-6071.
Rotary Club of Toledo meeting at the Park Inn, 101 North Summit St., noon, Monday. Speaker: Darlene Chambers. Program: 10 Years of Ohio Charter Schools. 419-241-7060.
Comedy for a Cause Show fund-raiser for walk to end Alzheimers at Connxtions Comedy Club, 7:30 p.m., Friday. Tickets: $15 each of $25 for a couple. For tickets contact: Trina Myers, 419-250-1405.
Parish Nurse Association of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan meeting, Woodlands at Sunset House, 4030 Indian Rd., 10:45 a.m. Monday. Topic: "Ohio Nursing Laws and Rules." Presentor: Becky Zechman, RN. Reservations: Alice Wink, 419-320-8485.
American Legion Toledo Post 335 Luncheon, Toledo Club, 235 14th St., noon, Friday. Super Car Gets 110 Miles per Gallon, Doug Pelmear, inventor.
Spring Victorian Tea for the Ovarian Cancer Connection, Casey-Pomeroy House, 802 North Huron St., settings 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday. Cost: $25 per person. All donations stay local to the Ovarian Cancer Connection. Reservations: 419-243-1440.
Building Doctors Clinic for area old-building owners, Casey-Pomeroy House, 802 North Huron St., 7-9 p.m., Thursday. Free seminar on care and maintenance of older building. Free on-site consultations to examine old-building problems, by appointment, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday. Program made available through the Ohio Historical Society's Ohio Historic Preservation Office. To register for seminar and request an on-site consultation: building-doctor.org or 1-800-499-2470.
Central Catholic Music Students and Toledo Symphony Orchestra concert at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St., 7 p.m. May 11. 419-255-8000.
Gospel Fest 2011, All Saints Episcopal Church, 563 Pinewood Ave., choir workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided), concert 7 p.m., May 14. Performances by Ms. Barbara Johnson Tucker, Mr. Phillip Hall (gospel pianist), and Mr. Obed Shelton (violinist). Choir workshop fee: $20. Concert tickets: $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For information: 419-246-2461 or 419-242-1508.
I.M.A. 2011 Polka Dance, Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Hall, 2020 West Alexis Rd., doors open 1 p.m., lunch 2 p.m., music 3-7 p.m., May 15. Cost: $10 members, $13 guest. Membership: $5. Desserts appreciated. 419-478-6068.
Charmed and Cherished Wine Event, The Toledo Club, 235 14th St., 6-8 p.m., May 19. Helps Cherished Friends of Ahava with its Special Guests Program that caters to those who are newly diagnosed or currently in treatment for cancer by providing them a day of pampering and relaxation at the Ahava Spa and Wellness Center. Tickets: $50 per person and $60 per person for Reserve Tasting, 419-241-5877.
Sunshine's Greenhouse Plant Sale, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee, 1-6 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Greenhouse open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in May. Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that offers an array of services and programs for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Information: sunshine.org.
Bittersweet Farms Plant and Art Sale, 12660 Archbold-Whitehouse Rd., Whitehouse, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
"Chocolate Is Love" Bittersweet Farms Benefit Concert, the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, doors open 2 p.m., concert 3 p.m., May 15. Products made by Bittersweet Farms' participants will be sold at the event. Free chocolate will be provided to all concert attendees by the Chocolate Shoppe of Perrysburg. Tickets: $25 and can be purchased by calling 419-824-3999 or e-mail email@example.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Unique Adventure Race, Independence Dam State Park, 27722 Ohio 424, Defiance, May 14. Participants will first bike 36 miles on paved roads, second leg 6 miles of canoeing or kayaking, third and last leg 8 miles of backpacking with 20% of your weight. Entry fee: $30 for 25+; $20 for 21+; $10 for 16+; and $5 for 15 and under. Benefits the Naturalist Scouts, which is a high adventure group for teenage boys. Information: triadventurerace.net, 419-826-5182 or 419-389-7080.
Safe in the Shade 5K Walk/Run for Melanoma; Run for Fun (not timed), Maumee Bay State Park Shelter #2, 1750 Park Rd., Oregon, 9 a.m., May 21. Cost: $20 per person includes a T-shirt; $25 per person the day of event with no guarantee of T-shirt. Registration: safeintheshadeohio.com or the day of event from 8-8:30 a.m.
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio Golf Outing presented by Owens Community College at Fallen Timbers Fairways, 7711 Timbers Blvd., Waterville, lunch 11 a.m., scramble noon, May 18. Featuring 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, door prizes, and on-course competition. Cost: $60 per player or $240 per team. Information: 567-661-7147 or 1-800-466-9367, ext. 7147.
Annual seedling sale, Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District, one to two-year-old seedlings offered at low cost. Conifers available in packets of 25 trees; hardwoods and bushes in packets of five. One-ounce packages of "native" prairie seed mix, collected from the rare Oak Openings Region. Call 419-893-1966 for an order form or download from co.lucas.oh.us/lswed.
Wildwood Preserve hosting a meet the author with Dominic Catalano at the Ward Pavilion, 5100 W. Central Ave. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday . Program includes a nature walk and time for a brown bag lunch. Reservations and needed and price is $2. Information: 419-407-9700.
Wildwood Preserve hosting the Starbucks Bird Watch at the Metz Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m on Friday. Reservations needed: 419-407-9700.
Wildwood Preserve is holding Tea in the Solarium at Manor House from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Reservations welcome but not required and tickets are $7. Reservations and information: 419-344-4765.
Inverness Caddies Alumni Association meets at Charlie's Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave., Sylvania Township, 8:15 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month, 419-537-1064.