Mill Fest, Providence Metropark, Isaac Ludwig Mill, noon to 4 p.m. July 16, 13827 U.S. 24. Demonstrations of blacksmithing, tinsmithing, woodcarving, candle making and more. A timeline of portable milling equipment on display from other historical museums and private collections. The miller will demonstrate water power while operating the saw and gristmill. Also, canal boat rides and shopping in the General Store.
Blacksmithing Wizard Heads, Providence Metropark, Ludwig Mill, noon to 4 p.m. July 22. Blacksmith Don Witzler creates unique wizard heads on the forge and anvil. Also, visit the sawyer and grist miller. Fresh ground flour for sale.
Noon lunches for seniors 60 and older, Fridays, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg St. Donation, $2. 1-800-367-4935.
Magician Andrew Martin, 2 p.m. July 19, Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Register: 419-259-5240.
Fall soccer registration for grades K-8 by Springfield Soccer Association, 10 a.m.-noon July 15 or 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Information: 419-350-0714.
Red Cross babysitting class for ages 11 and older, 9:30 a.m.-12;30 p.m. July 17-18, Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Fee, $25, due at registration.
Music by the River by the Maumee Community Band, 7 p.m. July 18, Maumee branch library front lawn, 501 River Rd.
Popcorn and movie, 7-8:45 p.m. July 20, Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, 85 minutes.
Red Cross babysitting class for ages 11 and older, 1-4 p.m. July 20-21, Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Registration, $25 fee.
Side Cut Explorer tram ride along the Maumee River and canal towpath, wheelchair accessible, 10 a.m.-noon every Tuesday through October, leaving from Sidecut Metropark's riverview parking lot, 1025 West River Rd.
Animal Antics stories, games, and craft, 2 p.m. July 18 at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. For grades K-4. Goin' Fishin' at 2 p.m. July 25, with stories and prizes. Register now for all programs.
Monster trivia for teens, 9 a.m.-5 :30 p.m. July 17 at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Answer questions about books, movies, songs for a chance to win a prize.
Nature book discussion, Reynolds-Corners Branch Library, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. July 20, 4833 Dorr St. This month''s selection: The Woman Who Watches Over the World by Linda Hogan.
Ghoulish monster make up with the library's homemade makeup recipes. Wear old clothes for the outdoor activity, 2 p.m. July 28, Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Rain date, July 27. For teens. Register now.
KidFest 06, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22 at The Gathering Place, 1134 Professional Dr. Games, prizes, raffle, puppet show at 1 p.m., live music. Rain or shine, open to the public. Tickets are 25 cents each or $5 for 25.
t●Perrysburg Farmers Market, 3-8 p.m. Thursdays, Louisiana Avenue downtown. Seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, baked goods, gifts, crafts.
t●Dramatic reading of literature: Play Readers Group for adults who enjoy dramatic readings, meeting once a month for 1-2 hours at Way Public Library. Contact Karen, 419-874-3135, ext. 134.
Rossford Recreation Center classes include tennis camp, flag football for grades 1-3, youth theater five-week workshops, aerobics. Summer day camps, to Aug. 11. Register: 419-666-2905.
Wet prairie hike, 7-8:30 p.m. July 20 at Kitty Todd Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. Hike to see native plants, birds, butterflies, and other animals. Insect repellent recommended, and possibly, rubber boots. Register now space limited. Call 419-867-1521.
Help lop overgrown shrubs and invasive weeds at Kitty Todd Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. Prepare areas for rare native wildflowers and grasses to survive. Project starts 10 a.m. Volunteers wear old work clothes, boots, long pants, and gloves. Take a sack lunch and your own loppers, if you have them. Register: 1-877-862-6446, ext. 42.
Zathura: A Space Adventure Movie, for grades 7-12 at 2 p.m. July 17, Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr. Permission slip required for ages 12 and under. 101 minutes. Fun Monday for teens, 2 p.m. July 24, with craft, music, snacks.
Brown Bag concerts: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 9 on the north lawn of Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. downtown. July 19: Bandera plays country music. July 26: Groovemaster plays reggae. Aug. 2: Children's Theater Workshop musical revue, and Aug. 9, Folk and bluegrass music by Diamonds in the Rough. Free.
Asian animals and stories, 2 p.m. July 13, Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd..
Movies at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. downtown, 7 p.m.: July 19: Wallace and Gromit. Aug. 9: Madagascar. Approximately 85 minutes long. Free.
Our Lady of Lourdes festival, 6149 Hill Ave. Hours: 6-10:30 p.m. July 20; 6 p.m. -midnight July 21; 3 p.m.-midnight July 22, and 1:30-7:30 p.m. July 23. Rides, games, food, live music.
Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 21 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22, Our Lady of Perpetual Help gym, 2255 Central Grove at Anthony Wayne and Sherwood Avenue. Last day bag sale, 2-4 p.m. $2.
Pig roast dinner, 4-6:30 p.m. July 22 at Church of St. Andres, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Adults, $7.50. Child under age 12, $3. Open to the public.
Feng Shui techniques to decorate your home, 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Use the art of placement to enhance harmony in your environment.
Thrift shop at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave, open Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon.
Waterville Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 24 in Conrad Park on State Rt. 64, next to the Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Produce, plants, flowers, yard art, fine art, candles, and gifts. Information: 419-878-8819.
Red Cross babysitting clinics for ages 11 and up, 1-4 p.m. July 13-14 or Aug. 3-4, Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. $25. Register now.
Waterville Playshop's Children's workshop, July 17-28, morning and afternoon sessions at the Monclova Community Center. Performance on July 28. Information: 419-861-4618.
Wild Carnival for teens, 2 p.m. July 17 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Outdoor games, refreshments. Registration required. Wild Animal Jeopardy game day for teens, 2 p.m. July 24, with prizes, food. Registration starts July 17.
Family movie, Chicken Little, 7 p.m. July 27, Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. 81 minutes.
Car show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 29 at Browning Masonic Retirement Center, 8883 Browning Dr., rain or shine. No entry fee for show vehicles to join in. Music, shopping at the Waterville Farmers' Market and Flea Market, chicken dinner, food, free pony rides and an air castle for children. Information: 419-878-4055.
Mini Majorette Clinic for grades K-6, from 6:30-8 p.m. July 18 at Anthony Wayne High School marching band field, 5967 Finzel Rd. Take your own baton. Information and costs: 419-266-2966.
Stream quality monitoring workshop, 10-11:30 a,m. July 15 at Otsego Park, 20000 West River Rd., Bowling Green. Help monitor the Maumee River; be prepared to get your feet wet. Register at www.wcparks.org or call 1-800-321-1897.
Nature Journal workshop, 7-9 p.m. July 20 and 27 at Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Learn drawing and writing techniques for recording nature observations. Journal and pen provided. Fee, $10. Register on-line at www.wcparks.org or call 1-800-321-1897.
Junior naturalists ages 6-9 explore the Portage River plants and animals living in and around it, 10-11:30 a.m. July 16, Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Naturalist Explorers ages 9-12 learn butterfly secrets, 10-11:30 a.m. July 22 at the center; meet at the herb garden. Register for all programs at www.wcparks.org or call 1-800-321-1897.
Identify animals by their scat, program for ages 3-6, 10 a.m. July 20 and 22 at the Adam Phillips shelter, at the Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Register at www.wcparks.org or call 1-800-321-1897.
Park beautification and clean up, 6:30-8 p.m. July 26 at Knight Preserve and Nature Center, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Register at www.wcparks.org or call 1-800-321-1897.
Daylily Expo at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., 1-4 p.m. July 16, sponsored by the Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society. Daylily exhibits, floral arrangements, educational displays, daylily door prizes. Free admission.
2006 Metroparks Bicycle Tour, 7 a.m., July 15, Fallen Timbers Middle School, 6119 Finzel Road, Whitehouse. Visit up to four Metroparks on 15, 32, 72 and 100 mile routes. Registration fee includes food and beverage. Reservations: 419-410-0087. Sponsored by Hostelling International-Toledo Area. Information: www.hitoledo.org.
"Reading, Riting and Rithmetic," Wolcott House Museum exhibit, portrays school in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Open Thursdays-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.
Night with the Mud Hens and American buffet, July 25 at Fifth Third Field downtown, sponsored by Flower Hospital Auxiliary. Reservations due July 14; cost is $21. Make check payable to Flower Hospital Auxiliary and mail to Mud Hens, Flower Hospital Auxiliary, c/o Lake Park, 5100 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, OH 43560. For limo transportation, call 419-824-1915.
Life On Lake Erie photo contest by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission. Open to ages 18 and older. 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 call 419-245-2514.
Original play submissions being accepted by The Harvest Theater for its "One Page Play Festival" to be performed at Aftomatic 419 in September in Toledo. Plays must be no longer than one page in length, double-spaced, on any topic, with preference given to plays with more than one character. Entries must be postmarked by July 21. Submit to: Harvest Theatre One Page Play Festival, P.O. Box 140323, Toledo, OH 43614-0323. Information: 419-902-0608 or at www.harvesttheatre.com.
Hands-on history program,●"A Helping Hand in Addressing Social Studies Standards," for teachers and historians, offered by the Maumee Valley Historical Society Aug. 17, Wolcott Museum Complex, Maumee. Also, a specialized tour of the museum complex with a presentation, "Native Americans in NW Ohio: A Resource Guide," and a "Traveling Trunk" of Native American hands-on materials. 5 contact hours are pending. Fee, $20, includes lunch. Registration: 419-666-6632.
Flower Hospital gift shop sidewalk sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 13-14 at 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. Half-off sale to support patient care projects.
River Ball Race at Harroun Community Park, to benefit Sylvania Youth Conservation Corps Commission, July 15 at 1:30 p.m. River Ball sponsor tickets are $2.50 each or 5 for $10, sold at several shops in Sylvania, Parks and Forestry building, administration building, or the zoning department. t●Cameron's Fund-raising Extravaganza, to benefit Cameron who needs surgery for cerebral palsy, 5-8 p.m. July 15 at Big Al's Sports Grill, 27845 Fort St., Gibralter, Mich. Door prize, auctions, 50/50 raffles, music, entertainment, dinner. Tickets, $20. For advance tickets or to contribute or donate auction items, call 734-552-7761.
Kelly Carter Scholarship 5K and 10K Run and 1- mile Walk, 9 a.m. July 15 at Carter Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, 902 Industrial Dr., Tecumseh, Mich. Information: 517-423-7722.
Ladies Day Golf Outing, benefit for Women's Heart Health Awareness and the American Heart Association, July 19 with 8 a.m. shotgun start at Hidden Hills Golf Club, 4886 County Rd, 16, Woodville. Cost is $35, includes 18 holes with cart, continental breakfast, prizes, and steak dinner. Sign up by July 14. Call 419-849-3693.
Up On The Roof fund-raiser by National City and the Library Legacy Foundation: A Midsummer Night, to support Youth Services at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, July 22 at 8 p.m. at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. $75. Live music, grazing delicacies, cash bar. Casual cocktail attire suggested. No ties! Free parking. Information: 419-259-5123.
Rummage sale by Hospice of NW Ohio: donations being accepted now for the Nov. 18 sale. Rental space also available: 419-470-2934.
Baby Fair 2006 sales to benefit Heartbeat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd. Table rentals to sell baby items, information: 419-470-2934.
Golf Classic for Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, July 31 at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green. Lunch, practice range, 18 holes of golf with cart, dinner, and a chance to win a 2006 Buick LaCrosse CXL from Wilson Pontiac-Buick-GMC in Bowling Green. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at Noon. Cost is $95 per player, to register call 419-255-0070.
5K Walk for the Whisper, for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition NW Ohio Division, Aug. 19 at Secor Park, 10001 West Central Ave., Berkey, in memory of Bonnie Nellett who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in April. Register before July 24 to recieve a t-shirt. Registration the day of the walk is at 8 a.m., opening ceremonies at 9:30 and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Call 419-699-0466.
Norma Koester, Sylvania native, will sign her novel, Ten Miles from the Nearest Sin, on July 18 at 7 p.m. at the Delta Public Library, 402 Main St. Refreshments served. Information: 419-822-5261.
Catholic Club summer camp for ages 5-14 at 1601 Jefferson Ave., open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Financial assistance available. Information: 419-243-7255.
Children's Art Summer Camp by the Toledo Artists Club, held at the Toledo Botanical Garden July 17-21. Also offering children's art classes. Information: 419-841-8153.
Cub Scout Summer Day Camp, Medieval Times, at Camp Miakonda, 5600 Sylvania Ave., open to all boys entering grades 2-6 this fall. Register: 419-241-7293 or go to www.toledobsa.com.
History Day Camps held by the Maumee Valley Historical Society at the Wolcott House, 1031 River Rd., Maumee July 19: Native American Indian Days. July 26: Pioneer Chores. 26. Children in grades 3-6 will experience school as the pioneer children did. Sessions from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. $10 per session. Register: 419-893-9602.
Language Camp for ages 3-9 at Miss Barb's Music Studio, Inc., 3307 North Holland-Sylvania Rd. French and Spanish offered. Information: 419-360-2783.
Project ABC summer camps for ages 3-6: held 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, $40 per week, 3613 Monroe St. Call 419-480-0222.
Summer Arts and Science Creativity Camps, through 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.
Summer Camps for ages 4-10 yrs., held in Holland at Springfield High School and for ages 4-12 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 through August at Sylvania Senior Center. Information: 419-861-4618.
Summer Soccer Club, sponsored by the Pacesetter Soccer Club, for grades 2-8 from July 17-21, Pacesetter Soccer Club training fields in Pacesetter Park in Sylvania. Open to both recreational and travel soccer players. Registration forms: 419-885-3140 or at the club's website: www.pacesettersoccer.net.
Sylvania Community Services Summer Camp provides a child-care setting with summer activities through Aug. 18 from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. for children age 5 up to age 11. Daily swimming, weekly field trips; fees charged only when the child attends camp. Information: 419-885-2451 or go to www.scsonline.org.
Time Travelers day camp, 9 a.m.-noon five Fridays in July 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.
Volleyball Camp by Express Volleyball Team at Owens Community College: sessions daily for grades 4-7 from 9 a.m.-noon and grades 8-12 from 1-4:30 p.m. in the college's Student Health and Activities Center, Toledo-area campus on Oregon Road. Fee is $80, includes a T-shirt. Parents and coaches invited to observe free. Information: 567-661-7939.
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.
YMCA Storer Camps for youths 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. Information: 1-800-536-8607 or go to www.ymcatoledo.org.
Youth Summer Theatre for youth ages 10-18 years. Applications available at the Arts Council Office, at Way Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Scholarships are available. Call 419-873-2787 or go to www.perrysburgarts.org.
Zoo Summer Safari Camps for children ages 4-14 in weekly sessions through Aug. 11. Children in each age group will explore a Zoo topic under the guidance of certified teachers. Half-day and full-day camps available, space is limited. Information: 419-385-5721 ext. 2042 or go to www.toledozoo.org.
American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Hancock Fabrics, 5201 Airport Hwy., visitors and new members welcome.
Artists 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.
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.
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.
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.
Glass Capital Decorative Artists, 9 a.m. the second Saturday each month, Faith Community Church, 1201 South Byrne Rd. Information: 419-385-0012.
Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Public welcome, mini-project each month. Information: 419-936-2986.
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.
Grand Rapids Club dances, Friday and Saturday nights, $5. Information: 419-832-9915.
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 .
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.
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.
IPMS/Toledo Plastic Modelers meets 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays each month, Rider's Hobbies of Toledo, Starlight Plaza Shopping Center, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania. Information: 419-472-9163.
Ladies Auxiliary VFW 606, July 15 meeting at 11 a.m. Membership information: 419-476-0114.
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.
Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting, first and third Wednesday each month at Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie, Erie, Mich. Information: 734-856-7985.
Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. second Thursday each month, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
Monroe Camera Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 4010 North Custer, Monroe, Mich. Information: 734-243-3346.
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.
Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Information: 419-832-3801.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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●Playwrights forum by the Harvest Theatre of Toledo provides an opportunity for playwrights. Meets every other Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Information: 419-902-0608 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Employee Retirees Chapter 33 meets 10 a.m. the first Thursday each month at Bowling Green Senior Center. Information: 419-833-5999.
Quarter Century Wireless Association meets every second Saturday of the month at Big Boy Restaurant, 1405 Reynolds Rd., Maumee at 9 a.m.
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.
Rotary Club of Toledo meets Mondays at noon at Zenobia Shrine, 1511 Madison, information: 419-241-7060 or email email@example.com.
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.
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,
St. Vincent de Paul 55 Plus Club, annual potluck picnic, beginning 10 a.m. July 18 at Wildwood Preserve, 5100 Central Ave. Hot dogs and hamburgers provided. No meeting in August.
Sub Vets will meet July 19 at 6 p.m. at Dolly & Joe's Restaurant, 1045 South Reynolds Rd., a power point presentation on the SS Willis B. Boyer and Great Lakes history by Paul LaMarre III. Reservations by July 17, call 419-536-7985.
The Weston A. Price Foundation is having a summer meeting and potluck picnic on July 17 from 6-9 p.m. in the Cottage at the 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St., Perrysburg. Guests are invited to bring a WAPF-friendly dish to share, beverages will be provided. Dr. Wayne Feister, D.O. will speak on boosting summertime energy with Vitamin B12. nformation: 419-836-7637.
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.
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.
Toledo East Women's Connection dinner and program, July 13 in the Oregon Room, St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Buffet at 6 p.m. Program at 6:30 p.m. includes presentation of the flag, a program by a master wood carver, and a singer and speaker. Reservations: Caryl, 419-476-2604. Cost, $10.
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.
Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society meets the last Thursday each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 7 p.m. Public is invited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Westgate Toastmasters meet Fridays 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. Information: www.toastmasters.org.
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.
Music Under the Stars by the Toledo Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. every Sunday until Aug. 27 at the Toledo Zoo. Free; paid parking for non-members in the Zoo's Anthony Wayne Trail lot. July 16: John Phillip Sousa music with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps and the National Anthem Project. Zoo open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 419-385-4040 or go to www.toledozoo.org.
Garage Rock III free music series at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library downtown featuring bands, guitarists, vocalists, and other musical acts at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in July in the underground parking lot, Main Library, 325 Michigan St. July 13: Rocktronica, Attacked By Wolves, and Endless Road. July 20: Four bands including No Cash Value (St. Francis de Sales Battle of the Bands), and Three-Headed Monster (2005 VH1 Song of the Year rock category Top 5 finalist). July 27: 107.3 FM live remote and DJ/Emcee battle.
Levis Square lunch concerts: noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 31, Madison Avenue and North St. Clair Street downtown Toledo. July 13: "Touched" jazz trio. July 20: Hoffman Trio, classic rock. July 27: The Blue Kazoo, acoustic rock. Aug. 3: Brian Bocian, acoustic rock. Aug. 10: John Rodriguez, light rock. Aug. 17: Johnny Reed and the Houserockers, blues. Aug. 24: Plan B, acoustic duo. Aug. 31, Laura Sailer, acoustic rock.
Jazz in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Drive, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 13, 20, and 27. The Toledo Jazz Society features Toledo's finest jazz musicians. Light dinner and refreshments available for purchase. General admission: $7; seniors and students $6, members $5.
Walbridge Park at 7 p.m. Thursdays in July. July 13: Kyle White. July 20: Extra Stout. July 27: Attack by Wolves.
Noon Tunes at Wildwood Preserve, Manor House lawn, noon to 1 p.m. July 14 and 28 at 5100 West Central Ave. Lunchtime concert by Jim Hartman with tunes from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Noon Tunes at TBG, noon to 1 p.m. July 21. A lunchtime concert by "Tapestry" includes Celtic harp and acoustic guitar. Sponsored by the Wildwood Manor House Volunteers.
Perrysburg Summer Music by the City of Perrysburg and the Perrysburg Area Arts council: Let's Do Lunch: noon- 1:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 25 at the Town Center at Levis Commons. Music In The Park: 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 3 at Woodlands Park. Brown Bag: at Three Meadows Park, noon- 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 26. Concerts On The Lawn: at 577 Foundation, 6:30 p.m. July 16 and Aug. 13. Huntington Corner concerts: Louisiana Ave. and East Second St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22. For full schedule go to www.perrysburgarts.org or call 419-873-2787.
Maumee Community Band free concert, 7 p.m. July 27 at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd., Maumee. Take blanket, lawn chair.
t●Sauder Village concerts, 2 p.m. Sundays through July 30 on the Village Green, Archbold. Take a lawn chair. Information: www.saudervillage.org or call 1-800-590-9755.
Archbold Carp Festival July 20 and 21. Artists and crafters needed. Entry fee is $10 for one day and $15 for two days. Call 419-445-2222.
Birmingham Ethnic Festival on Aug. 20. Crafters needed. Information: 419-882-2027.
Exhibition space available for Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Arts, Crafts and Antiques Festival from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Starlite Plaza, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania. Information: 419-882-2135 or go www.sylvaniachamber.org.
Harrison Rally Day, Perrysburg's biggest community festival, Sept. 16, looking for artists and artisans. Applications available at the Arts Council office at Way Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., 419-873-2787.
Ottawa Hills Fall Festival on Sept. 30, looking for food, craft, and art vendors. Limited space is available; for applications and information call Marketplace Coordinator at 419-537-6600.
Alliance Academy of Toledo enrolling grades K-12 for the 2006-2007 school year. School also available all summer, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 1501 Monroe St. Information: 419-418-5150.
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.
Astronomy for the family, University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, Bancroft Street campus. "The Summer Skies Over Toledo" Fridays at 8:30 p.m. Saturday program at 1 p.m. Admission, $4 for adults, $3 for ages 3 and older and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650 or visit www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
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.
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 offered by the Toledo Artists Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Enrollment is free during summer months for individuals over the age of 18. Information: 567-661-7357.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mercy College Continuing Professional Education offers classes in New Year's resolution, weight-loss, nutrition, gentle exercise, yoga, and Pilates. Information: 419-251-1799.
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.
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.
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.
Summer School for ages 5-10 at Owens Toledo-area Campus in the College's Child Care Center, located adjacent to Alumni Hall, Monday- Friday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Educational activities and field trips to miniature golf, bowling, swimming, COSI, Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Mud Hens game and a lunch trip to China Buffet. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7404 or 567-661-7404.
Swim lessons and toddler water safety 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.
Whiteford Wesleyan Church preschool registration, 6-8 p.m. July 27 at 10285 Sylvania Petersburg Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich. For ages 3-4, morning classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Information: 734-856-2430.
Youth Leadership Conference by Gorillas & Gazelles LLC of Perrysburg. Three day conference on Aug. 10, 11 & 12 is open to students ages 16-22. Interactive indoor activities and outdoor activities will focus on critical thinking, decision making and self leadership. To enroll call 419-874-0000 or 1-877-874-0011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
One-stop employment and job training: Lucas County: 419-213-JOBS; Wood Co.: 419-352-4172.
AFS-USA intercultural student exchange programs for American and foreign students: 1-800-AFS-INFO or visit www.afs.org/usa.
Aspect Foundation seeking volunteer host families for high school students from countries such as the Ukraine, Armenia, and Tajikistan. Students are part of the U.S. 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.
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.
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.
EF Foundation for Foreign Study seeks host families for high school foreign exchange students. Information: 419-836-1528 or 1-800-498-2487.
Forte International Exchange Association is looking for families to host high school students (15-18 years old) from various countries. All students are prescreened, speak English, have medical insurance and their own spending money. Information: 888-866-9148.
Foundation for Intercultural Travel is looking for host families for students from Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Spain and various other countries. All students speak English, bring their own spending money, and have their own medical insurance. Families of all "types" are eligible to host. Call 1-877-439-7862.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World Heritage seeks local host families for high school students from various countries. Information: 1-800-888-9040 or www.world-heritage.org.
Youth For Understanding International Exchange Student seeks host families for students from various countries. Details: 1-800-833-6243.
Taking it to the Streets family event in downtown Sylvania, 5-9 p.m. July 13 on Main Street. Businesses will be open, children's activities held by the JCC/YMCA, several entertainment venues will feature Eddie Boggs, Ragtime Rick, Common Creed, the Rob Criswell Bluegrass group and Sylvania Dance Academy. Sylvania restaurants will provide food stations.
t●Our Lady of Lourdes Festival, 6149 Hill Ave. Hours: 6-10:30 p.m. July 20; 6 p.m. -midnight July 21; 3 p.m.-midnight July 22, and 1:30-7:30 p.m. July 23. Live music nightly, amusement rides, bingo and poker, cake booth, food, silent auction, Sunday barbecue chicken dinner, $8; $4 child, $7 seniors.
Drums Along the Maumee, historical encampment and fife and drum corps military music of the 1750s through 1812, July 22-23 at Fort Meigs, 29100 West River Rd., Perrysburg. Four drum corps perform daily, with joint performances at 4 p.m. each day. Early American dances performed, with audience participation. Event open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission: $8 adults, $4 students. Free for ages 5 and under.
t●Family Funfest at St. George Cathedral, July 27-30 at 3754 Woodley Rd. Middle Eastern foods, coffee house, games, camel and pony rides, face painting, crafts, raffle. Live band and Middle Eastern dancing, July 28-30. Hours: July 27 from 5-10 p.m., free admission; July 28 from 5 p.m. to midnight, $3 admission; July 29 from 4 p.m. to midnight, $3 admission; July 30 from noon-9 p.m., $2 admission. Ages 10 and under, free.
Amazon Lodge No. 4, first and third Fridays each month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 638 North University St., 419-531-7079. Catfish or white fish with side dishes, $8. Delivery available for 3 or more orders.
t●Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m., $6.
Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu, smoke-free.
Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m., $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken available.
VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber, Holland, Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
Aquatic arthritis exercise and tai chi in a warm-water therapeutic pool, Anne Grady Center, 1525 Eber Rd. Information: 419-866-6500, ext. 214.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Healthcare speakers available through Bay Park Community Hospital. Message tailored to schools, churches, service clubs, civic groups, businesses. Information: 419-690-7504.
Health lectures noon Wednesdays, St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St. Information: 419-841-5597.
Hypnosis clinics to stop smoking or lose weight, American Lung Association. $50. Information: 1-800-231-5864.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smoking cessation program at Toledo Hospital, a series of four classes each month, $58. Day or evening classes. Information: 419-291-8033.
Smoke Stoppers Staying Stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre, Oregon.
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.
Tai chi classes by the Arthritis Foundation at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call: 419-691-9451.
Taoist Tai Chi demonstrations the first week in July at seven Toledo locations. Information: 419-537-0131.
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.
For a listing of upcoming military and school reunions, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.
For a listing of support groups in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.
For a listing of volunteer opportunities in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.