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East Toledo

Good Shepherd Altar Rosary Society Fall Craft show, 550 Clark St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6. Lunch, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. Details: 419-836-9082.


Bonofest, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, 1105 Elliston Rd., 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Barbecue chicken and ham dinners (carryout available), raffles, bingo, games, ethnic food, and music.

Bowling Green

The Black Swamp Arts Festival in downtown Bowling Green, Sept. 7-9, featuring a variety of visual artists from across the country, local and national musical acts, an interactive youth art area, music, food, fine art and craft show, and juried art show. Details:

Grand Rapids

“Live In The House” concert series at Grand Rapids Opera House, 23564 Front St., 2 p.m. Sept. 9, featuring Harry Bacharach. Tickets: $10 each or $75 for entire season (9 shows). Details:


Fall Rummage Sale at Neapolis Church of Christ, 8221 Main St., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 8. Children’s clothing at 50 cents, furniture, and electronics. Sept. 8 will be $2 bag day and 1/2 price items. Cafe will be open and food will be available for purchase. Information: office 419-875-6752 or Joy Bowser, 419-832-5561.


Ride for Widows Motorcycle Run and Silent Auction, Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 1205 S. Crissey Rd., registration 10 a.m., bike ride 11 a.m. Sept. 8. Donations being accepted for silent auction. A luncheon will be provided following the events. Registration fee $15 for a solo rider and $25 for a rider and passenger. Proceeds to benefit widows to help with their daily expenses. Details: 419-868-1205.

Glass City Singles End of Summer Bash for singles 21 and up at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, cost $8. Information:

Ageless Wonders of Lake Township meeting for dinner at Empire Restaurant, 2502 Navarre Ave., Oregon, 5 p.m. Sept. 13. Questions: 419-836-3811.


Side Cut Explorer: Twilight Adventure, Side Cut, Riverview Area, 1025 W. River Rd., 7:15-8:45 p.m. today. Call owls and look for other nocturnal activity on this extended open air trolley ride. Cost: $5. Reservations needed, 419-407-9701.


Rummage and bake sale at Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway St., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7, and 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 8 with bag day. Soup and sandwiches available for purchase from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7.


Maumee Bay Country Quilters’ Guild meeting at St. Charles Hospital, Oregon Room, 2600 Navarre Ave., 6:45 p.m. Sept. 4. Speaker: Carol L. Mosey, author; topic “Conquering Small Blocks.” Visitor’s cost: $5. Details: Diana Lillibridge, 419-693-8173.

Christ United Methodist Church Rummage and bake sale, 5757 Starr Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 6 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 7 (with $2 bag day). Lunch available for purchase.

Attic Treasures Lawn Sale at Historic Brandville/Museum Complex, 1133 Grasser St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8 (rain date Sept. 15). Spaces available. Information: 419-691-7193.

Rummage and Bake Sale, JWH Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd. at Stadium Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 8. Also, tickets available for the Oregon Bandstand in the Grove featuring Bob Wurst, 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 29 at Oak Shade Grove, cost $15 per person. Details: 419-698-7078.

DivorceCare Support Group at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Family Life Center Room B, 212 N. Stadium Rd., 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17-Nov. 19. Details: rectory, 419-693-1150; or Kay Drill, 419-691-7387.

Area Men and Women are invited to “Outdoor Adventure” evening dinner and program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., dinner 6:30 p.m., progam 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Speaker: Ron Rightnower. Special feature: Theresa Cleland from Cleland’s Outdoor World. Singer: Skip Jacobs. Cost: $10.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633. Sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection.

Toledo Lighthouse meets at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 1750 State Park Rd. #2, 7 p.m. Thursday. Details: Jean, 419-874-6704 or


“Live In The House” concert series at Pemberville Opera House, 115 Main St., 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. featuring Harry Bacharach. Tickets: $10 each or $75 for entire season (9 shows). Details:


Topics Camera Club’s monthly meeting at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Visitors welcome. For further information:

Community Volunteer Action Fair at Owens Community College in the Student Health and Activities Center, 30335 Oregon Rd., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. Area residents are invited to learn about and explore the many available opportunities to give back by volunteering in their local communities. Individuals can meet with local community outreach representatives to ask about their organizations. Some of the organizations attending will include Odyssey Hospice, YWCA Hope Shelter, Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Food For Thought, among many others. Information: 567-661-2275 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2275.

The 577 Foundation offers programs for adults and children, 577 E. Front St.: Tai Chi in the Garden, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays in September, no fee; Ethnic Food Made Easy, 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 7, fee $15; Saturday Pottery featuring trimming, 9 a.m.-noon or 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, fee $13. Class space limited. For reservations: call 419-874-4174 or

Music at the Market with the Sea Commanders II, performing at Commodore Square, 140 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. In case of inclement weather, concerts will move inside to the Judy Beck Auditorium on the Commodore site. Details: 419-873-2787

2nd Annual Ride for Rebekah’s Haven at Signature Harley Davidson, 1176 Professional Dr., registration 11 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. The run will be a self-guided tour along the Maumee River arriving at Rebekah’s Haven for a cookout and ice cream sundae bar. Cost: $20 solo rider and $25 rider/passenger. Mail preregistration with payment payable to Rebekah’s Haven by Saturday (T-shirt available with preregistration): Rebekah’s Haven, Attn: Mary, c/o 1917 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43604.

South Toledo

Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club annual Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show at the Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 2-8 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 8, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9. Donations: $4 adults, $3 for students and seniors over 55 with ID; children under 12 with an adult and scouts uniform free. Details: 419-531-8124 or

Beverly Area Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Sept. 10. Lt. Tricia White, from the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, will make a presentation regarding sex offenders.

Canaan Outreach Center Fall/Winter afterschool enrichment program, 1333 Western Ave., 4-7 p.m. starting Sept. 17. Program offers youth from 5-14 years sessions in math and language arts tutoring, homework help, physical activity, drama, dance, field trips, and more. Registration Sept. 4-13. Cost: $20. Details: 419-244-5700.

Ecumenical Bereavement Support Group at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish, Emmaus Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Title: The Positive Power of Grief. Speaker: Susie Waible-Rose. Contact: Rita Hoff, 419-724-4675 or

The Black Swamp Wood Carvers meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Common Space, 1700 N. Reynolds Rd. New members and guests welcome; no prior experience necessary.


Euchre Tournament at Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St., 1 p.m. until finish, Saturday. Entry fee: $10 and includes lunch. Cash prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. No smoking. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.


Roche de Boeuf Festival in Historic Downtown Waterville, Sept. 22. For details or to register car for car show, contact the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce at or 419-878-5188.


CPR Class at the Whitehouse Fire Department, 10550 Waterville St., 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. The American Heart Association, Heart Saver AED method will be taught, basic CPR. Instruction only, free. If you want an ID card that shows you are certified, cost is $5. Register by emailing:

Auditions for the Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio at Community of Christ Lutheran Church, 6510 Finzel Rd., 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5, 6, and 10. Nonprofit for children in grades 3-10. Details: Parents should go to Web site or call 419-377-7710 to set up a 15-minute audition time.

Whitehouse Farmers’ Market, downtown on Providence St. next to the Wabash Cannonball Bike Trail, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 6. This week Chalk it Up Art Contest and activities for children. American Red Cross tepresentatives will be on site. Information: 419-877-5383 or email

Wood County

The Kitchen of Hope serving a free dinner at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, noon-1 p.m. Friday. This meal is provided free to all Wood County residents on fixed incomes including senior citizens.

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