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Published: 5/25/2006

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Berkey

t●Owl Prowl at Secor Metropark after dark, 8-9:30 p.m. May 26, Central Avenue at Kilburn Road. Indoor program on local owls and a hike to listen for their calls.

t●Bird study for adults, 9-11 a.m. June 10 at Secor Metropark, Nature Photography Center, 10000 Central Ave. Explore habits and habitats.

Holland

t●Book discussions for adults: Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Author Jack Paquette will speak 10 a.m. May 26 on his book, A Boy's Journey Through the Great Depression. Free and open to the public.

t●Garage sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 25-27 by Holland American Legion auxiliary at the post home, 1074 Clarion Ave.

t●American Red Cross baby-sitting class, for ages 11 and older, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. June 10 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Fee, $25. Registration required.

Ottawa Hills

t●Ottawa Hills community education: children's summer programs include baseball, tennis, Safety Village, kickball, field hockey, swimming, music, basketball, and soccer. Children's programs are limited to residents of Ottawa hills. Brochure: 419-537-9852.

Sylvania

t●Living Abroad: A European Adventure, 2 p.m. May 27 by college student Sarah Rizzo, Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. Slide show of a year in Europe: eight countries. Registration: 419-882-2089.

t●Fiction book sale, noon-8 p.m. May 31 at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. Paperbacks, 50 cents or 3 for $1; hardbacks, $1, or 3 for $2.

t●American Red Cross baby-sitting class, for ages 11 and older, 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. June 12-13 at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. Fee, $25. Registration begins June 5.

t●Sylvania Strider Distance Running Club season begins June 12. Junior and senior high athletes can train for fall cross country. Meet for registration at 8 a.m. behind Stranahan Elementary, 3840 Holland-Sylvania Rd. Cost, $20 for eight weeks. Information: 419-829-4554.

t●Sylvania community education classes for summer include children's swimming, martial arts, tennis and art and adult yoga, exercises, women's self defense. Information: www.scsonline.org

Sylvania Twp.

t●Golf outing and dinner by the police department Underage Access to Alcohol Task Force and the Community Partnership, June 2 at Spuyten Duval Golf Course. Four-person team scramble, open to the public. $75 per golfer covers lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart, steak dinner, prizes. Lunch and check in at noon, shotgun start at 1 p.m. Register: 419-866-3611.

Toledo

t●Farmer's Market Flower Day Weekend at Erie Street Market open 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 525 Market St. downtown. Market Day, May 27; Flower Day, May 28, and Memorial Day, May 29. Musical entertainment all weekend. Poultry House is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

t●Club Friday music at the Toledo Museum of Art: 6:30-9;30 p.m. May 26, jazz by the Kalvin Hughes Trio.

t Administration: Teacher and Parent Issues, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 27, town hall discussion, Nitschke Auditorium, University of Toledo, 2801 Bancroft St. Presentation by educators on K-12 students.

t●Toledo Museum of Art: May in Monet's Garden, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 25, Children use foam paint to re-create Monet's water lily pond.

t●Volunteer gardening for the Epilepsy Center, 9 a.m. May 27 at the two homes for individuals with epilepsy. Volunteer invited to a cookout afterward. Information: 419-867-5950.

t●Shuffleboard at Jermain Park will start May 29 at 1 p.m. at Upton and North Cove Boulevard. behind the tennis courts. Play is every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 5:45 p.m. through August. New members invited; fees are $5 per season.

t●Teen volunteer training for the Summer Reading Club at Washington branch library, 4-5 p.m. May 31 or 3-4 June 13, 5560 Harvest Lane. For ages 12-18. Refreshments provided.

t●Become a police volunteer: RSVPatrol training class to be held in June for persons ages 55 and older with a valid driver's license. Background checks required. Contact Area Office on Aging, 419-382-7060, ext. 15.

t●Point Place Days parade, June 3 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Summit and 110th Streets.

t●Rummage sale by the Scottish Rite Ladies Auxiliary, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9 and 8:30 a.m.-noon June 10 at Toledo Masonic Center, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.

West Toledo

t●"Saving the Past for the Future," a talk by anthropologist Harry Murphy, 7:30 p.m. May 25, at the Manor House, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave., at the Toledo Area Aboriginal Society meeting. Open to the public.

t●Manor House open for tours noon-5 p.m. May 29 at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave.

t●Garage sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26 and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. May 27 at Conn-Weissenberger American Post, 2020 West Alexis Rd. Reverse raffle and dinner, June 10. Tickets: 419-474-9671.

t●Intermediate Internet class, 6-7 p.m. May 29 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. How to search the Internet. Register: 419-259-5370.

t●Tea in the solarium, noon-3 p.m. June 2 at Wildwood Preserve Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. Tea and treats, $6. No reservations.

t●Rummage sale by the Scottish Rite Ladies Auxiliary, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9 and 8:30 a.m.-noon June 10 at Toledo Masonic Center, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.

t●Household sale, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. June 8 and 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. June 9, Trinity Lutheran Church, 4560 Glendale Ave. Household items, furniture, tools.

t●Wildwood by Night, June 9 at Wildwood Preserve, Visitor Center. A nature walk by moonlight. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t●Watch vintage baseball, 2-3:30 p.m. June 11 at Wildwood Preserve, shelter no. 1, 5100 West Central Ave. The Sylvania Great Black Swamp Frogs play an 1860s baseball game against the Carey Cayugas Club.

Areawide

t●Lake Erie British classic car show, 10 a.m.- 3 p.n. June 4, Ft. Meigs State Park, 29100 West River Rd., Perrysburg. Free to spectators. Ft. Meigs visitor center, fort grounds open to the public.

t●Car, truck, and motorcycle show and Swap Meet at Lucas County Fairgrounds, Key St., Maumee, June 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Orange County Choppers NAPA Bike will be on display.

t●Golden Retriever Rescue Resource rescue and education booth to be at Toledo Kennel Club Dog Show and Rally at Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, June 3 and 4. Raffles on June 3 and "Pick a Flea" sale on June 4. Information: 419-822-5872.

t●Community Resources Workshop for Educators, noon-4 p.m. June 19 at Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. Teachers discover first-hand how to access materials and services in the region. Early registration, $160. After June 2, $180. Reservations: www.wgte.org/education/prodev.asp or 419-380-4631.

t●Wolcott House Museum exhibit, "Reading, Riting and Rithmetic," where visitors can see what it was like to attend school in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Open Thursdays to Sundays until Oct. 29, with guided tours at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Closed on holidays. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and $2.50 students.

t●Photo contest "Life On Lake Erie" sponsored by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission. Open to anyone 18 years or older who would like to submit a photo taken on Lake Erie between Aug. 3, 2005, and July 10, 2006. Deadline for submissions is July 20. Rules and entry form available at www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo or 419-245-2514.

t●Garage Rock III by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library this summer. Four-week live music series in the downtown Toledo parking garage at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Free and open to all ages. Interested bands or groups can submit a demo of their work via email or by mail. Send demo samples c/o Garage Rock III, Rhonda B. Sewell, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43624-1628 or email to rsewell@toledolibrary.org. Information: 419-259-5381 or 419-351-0721.

t●Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., 50+ Sports Classic, to begin on June 10 with an opening ceremony and track and field events at St. Francis de Sales High School. Other events this year to include golf, tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, swimming, softball, table tennis, volleyball and bowling. Registration forms: 419-382-0624.

Benefits

t●Preservation of trees and environment by The Sisters of St. Francis, 6832 Convent Blvd. Financial support sought for removal, replacement, or treatment of ash trees. Information: 419-824-3624 or email msteinmetz@sistersosf.org.

t●Walk-A-Thon to benefit the Johnson Family Memorial Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Lucas County Foster Parent Association, May 27 at 11 a.m. Registration at 10:15 a.m. at the Liz Pierson Shelter House at Ottawa Park, across from Toledo Hospital. Information: 419-213-3347.

t●Dinner and auction to benefit the Animal Assisted Therapeutic program at Serenity Farm, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Glass City Boardwalk, 27820 East Broadway Rd., Walbridge. Silent and live auctions, 50/50 raffle and inspirational speaker, Gerald Washington, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks. Information: 419-833-1308.

t●Toledo Symphony League Gala, June 2 at 7 p.m. at Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St. Music by the Fabulous Rumplestiltskin. Raffle tickets are $10 or 3 for $25 for a prize of a $5,000 shopping spree at Harold Jaffe Jewelers. Tickets: 419-539-2700 ext. 155 before May 26.

t●Golf outing to benefit Volunteers of America, June 2 at Whiteford Valley Golf Club, Ottawa Lake, Mich., blue north course, registration begins 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. $75 per person includes golf, cart, buffet lunch and prizes. Call 419-248-3733, ext. 3005.

t●Inaugural golf scramble by the Underage Access to Alcohol Task Force of the Community Partnership, June 2 at Spuyten Duyval Golf Club, 9501 Central Ave. Check in at noon, shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost, $75 by May 26 or $95 after. Includes lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, beverages, steak dinner. Reservations: 519-866-3611.

t●Anthony Wayne Relay for Life: runners and walkers will be soliciting for the American Cancer Society, 6 p.m. June 2 and noon June 3 at the Anthony Wayne High School, 5967 Finzel Rd. Entertainment, food, activities.

t●Walk or Run to benefit the family of Paula Czarniecki who died of cancer last year, June 3 at the Riverview High School track and field area from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Local bands will provide free entertainment, vendors may rent tables for $15 and $10 for each additional. Information: 734-284-1922.

t●Just A Walk in The Park, benefit for Chloe Nickens who has a heart defect, to help pay for medical costs, will be June 4 at Swan Creek Metropark, 4659 Airport Hwy., check-in time is 2 p.m. Taco Bar dinner for Chloe will take place at Jalapeno's Restaurant & Cantina, 519 North Reynolds Rd., beginning at 4:30 p.m. Raffle to be drawn at 6 p.m. Information: 419-410-3691.

Camps

t●Bedford Community Services summer camp: The Magic School Bus Rides Again, for ages 4-8 years old, June 12-16. Information: 734-850-6051.

t●Bowsher Baseball Camp for grades 3-9, June 7-9 at Byrne Field from 9 a.m.-noon each day. $40 per camper. Call 419-277-7691 or 419-385-7691.

t●Catholic Club summer camp for ages 5-14 is accepting registration, 1601 Jefferson Ave., open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Financial assistance is available. Information: 419-243-7255.

t●Children's Art Summer Camp, sponsored by the Toledo Artists' Club, at the Toledo Botanical Garden from July 10-14 and July 17-21. Also offering children's art classes: 419-841-8153.

t●History Day Day Camp, hosted by the Maumee Valley Historical Society at the Wolcott House, 1031 River Rd., Maumee, July 12, 19 and 26. Designed for children in grades 3-6 who will experience school as the pioneer children did. Sessions are from 10 a.m.-Noon and 1-3 p.m. Cost is $10 per session. Information: 419-893-9602.

t●Music Camp by the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts for grades 7-12 through its Summer Music Institute. June 11-16: Recording Studio Camp, Brass Camp and Vocal Arts Camp. June 18-24: Piano Camp and Musical Theater Camp. June 25-July 1: Super Sax Camp and String Orchestra Camp. Information: 419-372-2181 or email dfleitz@bgsu.edu.

t●Northwest Ohio Conservation Camp at 4-H Camp Palmer near Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, June 7-10, for ages 9-14 or grades 3-8. Sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Ohio State University Extension Offices. Campers will explore soils, animals, various marsh and wetland environments and experience what pioneer life was like in the Great Black Swamp. Fee of $93 includes meals, overnight accommodations, insurance, activities, camp picture. Register: 419-337-9217.

t●Ohio 4-H Shooting Education camp, July 2-7 at Canters Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Open to ages 12-18. Both 4-H and non-4-H are eligible to attend. Requirements, registration information: www.ohio4hshootingsports.org or call 740-286-4058. Registration due by June 10.

t●Summer Arts and Science Creativity Camps, June 12 - Aug. 25 at Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. For ages 5-12, weekly camps from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and half-day camps from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Extended care available. Registration: 419-531-2046 or go to www.ArtsCouncilLew.org/summercamps.

t●Summer Camps, The Magic School Bus Rides Again, An American Girl Adventure, Animal Adventures, Blast To The Past, for ages 4-10 yrs., held in Holland at Springfield High School and for ages 4-12 yrs. in Perrysburg at The 577 Foundation. Voice Mini-Camps also held at 577 Foundation. Theater Camp: The Friendship Tree, for ages 6-12 years, held Tuesdays June-August at Sylvania Senior Center. Information: 419-861-4618.

t●Summer Baseball Camp by the University of Toledo Baseball Team, June 19-22 and June 26-29, for grades 1-12, and Hitting and Pitching and Catching camps for grades 7-12. Contact Assistant Coach J.J. Brock at 419-530-3097 or go to www.utrockets.com.

t●Summer "Chemistry of Art" Science Camp at Lourdes College for students entering grades 7-10 next year, June 19-22. Classes from 12:30-3:30 p.m., $70. Information: 419-824-3705.

t●Sylvania Community Services Summer Camp provides a child care setting with summer activities June 12 through Aug. 18 from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. for children age 5, who will be attending kindergarten in the fall, up to age 11. Daily swimming, weekly field trips, and fees are charged only when the child attends camp. Information: 419-885-2451 or go to www.scsonline.org.

t●Time Travelers' day camp, 9 a.m.-noon five Fridays beginning June 30 at Providence Metropark, 13827 U.S. 24 West, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Snacks each day, noon dinner July 28. Team projects and crafts. Prices and reservations: 419-410-9700.

t●YMCA and JCC summer camps offers a variety of summer programs: child care, day camp, teen camp, sports camps, specialty camps, day tripper programs and overnight camping at YMCA Storer Camps. Information: 419-725-7866 or go to www.ymcatoledo.org.

t●YMCA Storer Camps for youth entering grades 2-12, offering one and two-week resident camping programs, teen leadership development programs and adventure trips. Located at 7260 South Stony Lake Rd., in the Irish Hills of southeast Michigan. Sessions begin June 18. Information: 1-800-536-8607 or go to www.ymcatoledo.org.

Clubs

t●Artist Club meets twice a month for hands-on activities and guest speakers at the Arts Council office, 134 West South Boundary St., Suite T, Perrysburg. Information: 419-873-2787 or Perrysburgarts.org.

t●Bowling Green Skating clubs: Adults ages 18 and up meet Thursdays 8-10 p.m. at the BGSU Ice Arena, Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. Information 419-878-6604. Junior Club, ages 5 and up, meets Saturdays 8-11 a.m. Information 419-878-3509 or visit www.bgskateclub.org.

t●Compass Club luncheon, speaker and discussion 11 a.m. Wednesdays at El Matador, 7011 Airport Hwy., and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John's Restaurant, 3131 Secor Rd. Open to all. Information: 419-865-8848.

t●Czech Dancers Polka Club dance, May 28 from 8 p.m.-midnight at Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109. Bake shop, sandwiches and refreshments, no carry in. Information: 419-644-4271 or 1-517-443-5523. Admission $6.

t●Genealogy by Computer Society meets 1 p.m. the second Saturday each month at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-382-6559 or go to www.gcstoledo.org.

t●Glass Capital Decorative Artists, 9 a.m. the second Saturday each month, Faith Community Church, 1201 South Byrne Rd. Information: 419-385-0012.

t●Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Public welcome, miniproject each month. Information: 419-936-2986.

t●Glass City Singles Club: group dance instruction for singles age 35 and up, Fridays 7:30-8:30 p.m. at DC Ranch, 25740 North State Rt. 25, Perrysburg. Also, Sundays 6-7 p.m. at Tamaron Country Club, 2162 West Alexis Rd. $6. Dining group formed for singles. Information: 734-856-8963 or visit www.toledosingles.com.

t●Grand Rapids Club dances, Friday and Saturday nights, $5. Information: 419-832-9915.

t●Great Eastern Toastmasters of Oregon meet at 6:30 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at Bay Park Hospital. Improve public speaking and self confidence. Information: 419-836-5556 .

t●Greater Toledo Republican Club meets the last Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. at Wernert's Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.

t●Holey Toledo Knitters guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd., visitors welcome. Information: 419-537-9325.

t●Ida American Legion Post 514, Vietnam Jamboree, 1 p.m. June 4 to midnight at 11601 Lewis Ave., Ida, Mich. Free rustic camping, live entertainment, motorcycle parking. Food available. Admission, $10, donated to local Vietnam chapters. Information: 734-854-5910.

t●IPMS/Toledo Plastic Modelers meets 6:30 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at Rider's Hobbies of Toledo, Starlight Plaza Shopping Center, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania. Information: 419-472-9163.

t●Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour, Wednesday in the school semester, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Student Union 3020, University of Toledo Bancroft campus. Information: 419-530-5506.

t●Lake Erie British Car Club meets the second Wednesday each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton, 6:30 p.m. dinner, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Information: 419-878-2041.

t●Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting, first and third Wednesday each month at Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie, Erie, Mich. Information: 734-856-7985.

t●Lucas County Retired Teachers will meet May 25 at Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Rd., Perrysburg. T

t●Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. second Thursday each month, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.

t●Machine Embroidery Guild meets the second Saturday every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5311 Airport Hwy., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Public welcome. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or email Diane at d.give@accesstoledo.com.

t●Maumee Bay Country Quilters Guild meets 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon Room, Navarre Avenue, Oregon. Guest fee: $3. Information: 419-698-2755.

t●Maumee Stamp Club meets the first Thursday of the month except June, July and August at the Maumee Senior Center, 2450 South Detroit Ave., at 2 p.m. Information: 419-874-6241.

t●Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month, Lake Township Headquarters complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. R/C, Sail &Static. Boat runs are 1 p.m. on second Sunday each month. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.

t●Maumee Valley T's (Ford Model T Club), 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee. Information: 419-877-0513.

t●Monroe Camera Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 4010 North Custer, Monroe, Mich. Information: 734-243-3346.

t●MOPS group at St. Paul's Lutheran Church meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month during the school year from 9:15-11 a.m., 112 East Wayne St., Maumee. Child care provided: 419-380-0365 or 419-380-8492.

t●Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo, 7:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, Central Avenue at Kilburn Road, Berkey. Information: 419-474-2911 or www.naturalistcameraclub.com.

t●Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Information: 419-832-3801.

t●Newborns In Need, Toledo chapter, meets second Saturday each month 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave. Participants quilt, knit, sew, crochet and prepare gift bags and baby items. Instructors help; supplies provided. Information: 419-472-4667.

t●New Neighbors League Club sponsors interest groups and special activities for those new to the area, including monthly luncheons with speakers. Information: 419-841-5642.

t●Ohio Singles Club sports night, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sundays monthly. Dance instruction at 6:30 p.m. and the party from 7:30 to midnight at Nashville's, 1260 West Alexis Rd. Information: www.toledosingles.com.

t●Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings at noon the first and third Friday each month at Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.

t●Pals of Long Ago Remembering Athletic Club meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Zenobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison Ave. Information: 419-536-8525.

t●Panera's Professionals Club, newly formed "book talk" group of professionals, managers, and educators, meets Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Panera Bread at 4050 Talmadge Rd., moderated by Virginia Jan. Information: 419-351-8254.

t●Playwright's forum by the Harvest Theatre of Toledo provides opportunity for playwrights and those who aspire to playwriting, meeting every other Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Information: 419-902-0608 or by email: bq@harvesttheatre.com.

t●PERI chapter 90, meeting 1:30 p.m. June 5 at Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit Ave. Information on the senior center.

t●PERI chapter 4, potluck lunch at 1 p.m. June 7 at Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Place. Regular meeting follows.

t●Public Employee Retirees Chapter 33 meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday each month at Bowling Green Senior Center. Information: 419-833-5999.

t●Quarter Century Wireless Association meets every second Saturday of the month at Big Boy Restaurant, 1405 Reynolds Rd., Maumee at 9 a.m.

t●Real Estate Investment Association meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:45 p.m. at Sullivan Hall behind Gesu Parish, 2049 Parkside Blvd. Information: 419-843-3094 or 419-283-8427.

t●Rotary Club of Toledo meets Mondays at noon at Zenobia Shriners, 1511 Madison, information: 419-241-7060 or email info@toledorotary.org.

t●Scott High School Alumni Association meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Scott High School cafeteria. Information: 419-241-8856.

t●Singles Group Bowling League is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday in Oregon. Cards, conversation, potlucks. Information: 419-862-0098,

t●Society for American Baseball Research, Roger Bresnahan Mud Hens Chapter, will meet at 1:30 p.m. May 27 in the Main Library of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St. Information: 419-882-1301.

t●Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays each month at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-893-9759 or go to www.toastmasters.org.

t●Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-478-7594.

t●Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club meets the third Wednesday each month at the Toledo Botanical Garden Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-531-8124 or www.Toledogemandrockhoundclub.com.

t●Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society meets the last Thursday each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 7 p.m. Public is invited.

t●Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday each month at Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove. Open to mothers, foster mothers, guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032.

t●Toledo PC Users Group meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the UAW Local 14 Hall, 5411 Jackman Rd. Information: www.toledopcug.org.

t●Toledo North After 5 Women's Connection, 6:30-8 p.m. June 13 at Tamaron Country Club, 2162 Wet Alexis Rd. Prom dresses modeled by local high school students. Speaker. Reservations due June 8; call 419-474-9084.

t●Toledo Plastic Modelers meet every second and fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at the Gander Mountain store, 320 South Holland-Sylvania. Information: 419-472-9163.

t●Toledo Sewing Guild meets third Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Space Library, 1700 North Reynolds. Open to the public. Information: 419-882-0461.

t●Topics Camera Club meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday each month September through May at Way Public Library, 101 Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Information: 419-849-3108.

t●VFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at their post home, 1032 Sylvania Ave.

t●VFW Post 8598 Ladies Auxiliary meets the 1st Monday each month at their post home, 1055 South Main St., Swanton.

t●Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio social group open to women new to the area or who want to make new friends. Needlework, card games, dining out, golf. Information: 419-531-5636.

t●Westgate Toastmaster's meet Fridays 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. Information: www.toastmasters.org.

t●Wild Ones Natural Landscapers garden club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at the Stranahan Arboretum, education room, 4131 Tantara. Free. Information: 419-539-6810 or www.arboretum.utoledo.edu.

Concerts

t●Let's Do Lunch concerts every Friday May 26 through Aug. 25 at the Town Center at Levis Commons in Perrysburg from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 26: Toledo Opera Quartet; June 2: Kerry Patric Clark; June 9: Jeff McDonald Trio.

Crafts

t●Craft bazaar at United Missionary Baptist Church, 2705 Monroe St., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3. Tables are available for $25, deadline for table rental is May 27. Information: 419-868-6406 or 419-389-1088.

t●Crafters needed for Samaria Day in Samaria, Mich., June 10. Cost is $10. Information: 734-856-3490 or 734-856-3906.

t●Crafters, Flea Market and Antique and Collectibles persons needed for Weston Days Homecoming Festival on June 23, 24, 25. Information: 419-669-2488 or ebrents@bgnet.bgsu.edu.

t●Crafters needed for Lagrange Street Polish Festival July 7, 8 and 9. Call for contracts and costs: 419-255-8406.

Education

t●Art classes with Jan Revill Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Frog Towne Square Bay at the Erie Street Market, 237 South Erie St. $5 for ages 5 to adult.

t●Astronomy for the family, University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, Bancroft Street campus. Fridays at 8:30 p.m., "Street Smart Astronomy" through May 26, Saturday program, "Don't Duck, Look Up!" at 1 p.m. through May 27, Admission, $4 for adults, $3 for ages 3 and older and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650 or visit www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.

t●Baby-sitters ages 11-13 can take Safe Sitter classes at St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee, June 15 or July 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $35 which includes lunch and snacks. Registration is recommended, call 419-897-8484.

t●Bedford Child Development Center, child care facility for children 6 weeks to 12 years is open to serve surrounding communities. Hours are Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 734-847-5730.

t●Brown bag seminars on women's topics, Thursdays 12:30-1:30 p.m., Catharine S. Eberly Center, Tucker Hall, room 180, University of Toledo main campus, 2801 West Bancroft St.

t●Childbirth education classes, Thursdays 7-9 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

t●Children's art classes by Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.

t●Community Writers' Workshop, for area residents who enjoy writing short prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Owens Community College, College Hall room 156-D. Information: 567-661-7385.

t●ElderVision classes at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. One-day trips and programs for active adults. Information: 419-824-3707 or visit www.lourdes.edu/eldervision.htm.

t●English classes for adult speakers of other languages Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Burnham Building, 6850 Monroe, room 208. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic and literacy education. Information: 419-824-8539.

t●English for speakers of other languages, Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon or 1-3:30 p.m. offered through Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. Call 419-473-2364.

t●English for speakers of other languages at Owens Community College, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. in the college's Workforce and Community Services on Tracy Rd., Northwood. Information: 567-661-7357.

t●Exercise Classes to be offered at Sunshine Children's Home, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee, on Monday evenings until June 26 from 6-7 p.m. in the Engler Spiritual Life Center. Cost is $15 for the entire series, open to the public. Information: 419-865-0251 ext. 3611.

t●Free Adult Computer GED Enhancement Program by Toledo Public Schools Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program, will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1530 North Superior St., Summit Annex second floor, room 232. Call 419-671-8700.

t●GED test preparation and practice tests for adults: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-9 p.m. at 7035 Madison, Holland, or Wednesdays from 12:30-8:30 p.m. at 6850 Monroe, room 210, Sylvania. Call 419-867-5763 or 419-824-8539. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic, literacy education.

t●GED test preparation offered mornings or evenings at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. Free 5-class fast track program with test offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

t●Ironworkers apprenticeships, applications accepted at the Toledo Area Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Center, 1078 Atlantic Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. Picture ID and $10 nonrefundable fee required. Information: 419-382-3080.

t●Lifelong Learning Classes for adults at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. Art, real estate, tai chi, more. Information: 734-847-0559.

t●Mercy College Continuing Professional Education offers classes in New Year's Resolution, lose weight nutrition and gentle exercise, Yoga and Pilates. Information: 419-251-1799.

t●Pottery classes by the Toledo Potters' Guild, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., for ages 14 through adult. Clay class also available for children ages 7-18. Information: 419-535-6937 or go to www.toledopottersguild.org.

t●Project ABC Family Arts Lab on Wednesday and Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe, for children ages 3-5 with an adult, $3 per session. Drawing class Tuesdays for ages 6-13, from 4-5:30 p.m., $5 per session. Register: 419-480-0222.

t●Project Succeed opportunities for those who have lost financial support; become financially self-sufficient through education and career decisions. Information: Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at the University of Toledo, 419-530-8570.

t●Roofers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee applications accepted at Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center, 4535 Hill Ave., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. For ages 18 or older who have completed 10th grade or more; have 30 days or more experience on the roof; must show a driver's license or birth certificate.

t Splash Swimming Program offered FREE by the YMCA and JCC during summer vacation, June 12-16 for swimmers ages 3-12. Water safety and basic swimming skills instruction, character development activities and parent information. Held at six area YMCAs, the JCC and the Boys and Girls Club (ages 6-12 only). All participants and their families will be invited to the 10th Anniversary Picnic and Swim Party on June 17. Information: 419-729-7866 or go to www.ymcatoledo.org.

t●Swim Lessons and Toddler Water Safety to be offered at Sunshine Children's Home, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee, geared toward able-bodied children or children with disabilities who can participate without a personal attendant in the water. Information: 419-865-0251 ext. 3611.

t●Woodmore Local Board of Education "Open Enrollment" program for the 2006-2007 school year. Parents or legal guardians must submit enrollment applications for students in adjacent or non-adjacent school districts to the Superintendent's Office, 708 West Main St., Woodville, by May 31. Information: 419-849-2381.

t●YW Child Care Connections provides assistance in locating affordable child care. Information: Toledo Office at 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052; Wood County at 419-353-7801 or 1-800-632-3053, and Ottawa County at 419-732-7807 or 1-877-228-1700.

Employment

t●Employment Resource Center 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, St. Stephen Church, 7800 Erie St., Sylvania. Free help with resumes, interview skills, networking, budget and debt counseling. Information: 419-885-1551.

t●One stop employment and job training: Lucas County: 419-213-JOBS; Wood Co.: 419-352-4172.

Exchange students

t●Aspect Foundation seeking volunteer host families for high school students from countries such as the Ukraine, Armenia and Tajikistan. Students are part of the US State Department's Future Leaders Exchange program. Host families may be married or single, with or without children, and will be responsible for providing room, board and a caring home environment. Information: 419-698-5513 or 1-800-US-YOUTH, or visit www.aspectfoundation.org.

t●ASSE International Student Exchange Program needs host families for ages 15-18 from various countries. Students fully insured; host families select student. Call 419-868-4998 or 1-800-736-1760.

t●Cultural Homestay International seeks host families for international high school students who speak English, attend local high schools, have spending money and insurance. Call 1-800-210-6080.

t●EF Foundation for Foreign Study seeks host families for high school foreign exchange students. Information: 419-836-1528 or 1-800-498-2487.

t●Into Edventures needs host families to welcome foreign students age 15-18 into their home. Must provide a bed for the student and include them in family meals. Students have spending money and are fully insured. Host families receive a $50 per month tax deduction. Information: 1-877-586-8586 or 419-726-2554.

t●Fulton County families can host a Japanese exchange student, age 15-18, to attend local high school. Tuition, fees, medical costs covered by the Fulton County OSU Extension Service, 4-H. Families provide room and board. Information: 419-337-9210.

t●Ocean, a nonprofit international educational program, seeks host families for exchange students from Germany, Latvia, China, Thailand, Japan, Turkey, Korea, Mongolia, Slovakia, other countries. Call 419-344-0466.

t●STS Foundation seeks host families for international exchange students who will attend local high schools. Students have their own spending money and insurance and will share their customs and culture with their host families. Information: 1-800-522-4678 or visit www.stsfoundation.org.

t●World Heritage seeks local host families for high school students from various countries. Information: 1-800-888-9040 or www.world-heritage.org.

t●Youth For Understanding International Exchange Student seeks host families for students from various countries. Details: 1-800-833-6243.

Festivals

t●"First Siege 1813" reenactment of the battles for Fort Meigs, 2 p.m. May 27 and 28; Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. May 29. Ladies are invited to a ladies tea to learn about 1812-era food and crafts at 3 p.m. May 28. Fort Meigs will be open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Event admission is $8 adults, $4 students and $1 for Ohio Historical Society Members. Children age 5 and under free. Guided camp tours available Saturday night for additional fee; call 419-874-4121 for reservations.

t●Taste of the Town food festival, 4-9 p.m. June 1, 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. June 2-3, and noon- 6 p.m. June 4, downtown Toledo along Jackson Boulevard. More than 25 restaurants and food vendors, entertainment by area bands, cooking demonstrations, children's activities and games.

t●Sacred Heart Parish festival, 5 p.m.-Midnight June 2, 3 p.m.-Midnight June 3, and noon-7 p.m. June 4, Sixth and Oswald streets. Dinners, bingo, games, rides, live band on June 2-3.

t●Festival of Nations, 3-11 p.m. June 3 and noon-5 p.m. June 4 at St. Elias Orthodox Church, 4940 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. International displays, sacred art, ethnic music and dance, Middle Eastern foods, roast lamb or chicken dinners, international bakery and cafe. Information: 419-882-4037.

Fish Fries

t●Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m., $6.

t●Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu, smoke-free.

t●Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, every Friday 5-8 p.m. cost $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken also available.

t●VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber, Holland, every Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Health

t●Alzheimer's Association to offer free program "Looking Back; Looking Forward: What do we know about Alzheimer's and dementia care?" May 25 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd. Also offered, Early Stage Memory Loss Workshop, for persons with mild memory loss, May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register or for more information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900.

t●Aquatic arthritis exercise and tai chi in a warm water therapeutic pool, Anne Grady Center, 1525 Eber Rd. Information: 419-866-6500, ext. 214.

t●Aquatic exercises, prenatal aquatics, fitness classes and tai chi at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon. Call 419-696-7203 for aquatics; 419-696-7412 for prenatal/fitness classes; 419-537-0131 for tai chi.

t●Aquatic exercise 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the University of Toledo. $40 per month. Prescription from physician required. Information: 419-530-2731.

t●Arthritis Expo, presented by the Arthritis Foundation from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 30 at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., participate in educational presentations, health screenings, and simple demonstrations of sample exercise programs. Event is free and open to the public, for information call 419-537-0888.

t●Body By God Nutrition and Fitness Seminars will be offered at Cathedral Of Praise Toledo Christian Life Center, 3000 Strayer Rd., Maumee, Thursdays 7-9 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. through June 12. Information: 419-724-5433.

t●Childbirth education classes at Toledo Hospital, Monday through Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Information: 419-291-5666.

t●Diabetes education group meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday each month, Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Information: 419-841-5992 ext. 6744.

t●Focus on Healing therapeutic exercises, Wednesday mornings at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, and Thursday evenings at Mercy Health Partners Conference Center, 3400 Meijer Drive. Call 419-345-3986.

t●Healthcare speakers available through Bay Park Community Hospital. Message tailored to schools, churches, service clubs, civic groups, businesses. Information: 419-690-7504.

t●Healing care programs to help families through the cancer experience, offered by ProMedica Cancer Center. Tai chi, understanding medicines, t●Health lectures noon Wednesdays, St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St. Information: 419-841-5597.

t●Hypnosis clinics to stop smoking or lose weight, American Lung Association. $50. Information: 1-800-231-5864.

t●In-home respite financial assistance program by the Alzheimer's Association. Eligible families could receive up to $50 for in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-441-3322.

t●Mercy Health Partners to offer classes in Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and more, at Mercy Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, 3930 Sunforest Ct., call 419-251-8430; and aquatic classes for babies, prenatal exercise and arthritis at Mercy Center for Health Promotion at St. Charles, 1001 Isaac Streets Dr., Oregon. call 419-696-7203.

t●Mammogram screenings free to any CareNet member, by Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles, with support from the NW Ohio Affiliate, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Information: 419-251-4000.

t●Pet First Aid course at Owens Community College at the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood. Proper techniques to care for pets in a crisis. $30 includes a manual. Information: 419-661-7357.

t●Psychotherapy analysis free at the Center for the Study of Experiential Psychotherapy, University of Toledo, in exchange for participation in research (videotaping of sessions, completing questionnaires). Information: 419-530-4014.

t●Smoking cessation program at Toledo Hospital, a series of four classes each month, $58. Day or evening classes. Information: 419-291-8033.

t●Smoke Stoppers Staying Stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre, Oregon.

t●Tai chi for arthritis increases flexibility, muscle strength, heart-lung capacity, and balance, classes Thursdays at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary, Perrysburg, $35 per month. Call 419-537-0888.

t●Tai chi classes by the Arthritis Foundation at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call: 419-691-9451.

t●Ultrasound screenings at Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Test to detect abnormal bone mass density in women over age 45. Registration: 419-251-4000.

Reunions

For a listing of upcoming military and school reunions, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

Support Groups

For a listing of support groups in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

Volunteers

For a listing of volunteer opportunities in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.



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