Saturday, May 26, 2018
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t●Puppet show and craft, 2 p.m. July 26, Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Register now.

t●Bug magnet craft for teens, 2-3 p.m. July 20 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Hot dog picnic for Teen reading club members, 2-3 p.m. Aug. 3; register now.

t●Hog roast benefit, 1-11 p.m. July 29 at VFW Hall, 1950 South Eber Rd. No limit Texas Hold 'Em, live entertainment, raffle.

t●●Fall soccer registration for grades K-8 by Springfield Soccer Association, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Information: 419-350-0714.

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.

Reynolds Corners

t●Goin' Fishin' at 2 p.m. July 25, Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St., with stories and prizes. Register now.

t●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.

t●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. For teens. Rain date, July 27. Register now.


t●Harroun Community Park Saturdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m.: July 22 tree talk and walk with the city naturalist. July 29: Family tour day. Aug. 12: Bark in the Park walk with your dog. Aug. 19: Nutty tree family nature adventure stories.

t●Underground Railroad Lantern Tour, Harroun Park, Sylvania, 7:30 to 10 p.m. July 22. Travel by lantern light along the ravine once used by men, women, and children fleeing north in search of freedom in the the 1800s. Meet characters associated with abolitionism and the Underground Railroad and listen to their stories. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t●Venturesome Journaling for teens, 2 p.m. July 24 at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. Design your own tie-dyed journal; supplies provided. Register now: 419-882-2089.

t●Unleashed at Olander, 2-3 p.m. July 25, meet at Nederhouser Community Hall, 6930 West Sylvania Ave. Library- sponsored program for grades K-2. Nature hike with a naturalist, activities.

t●Ice cream sundae celebration for teens, 2-3 p.m July 31 at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. Take toppings to share. Registration required.

t●Calling all American Girls, grades 3-5: Crafts, games, treats from 2-3 p.m. July 26, Aug. 2, and Aug. 9 at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. Must register: 419-882-2089.

t●Friends of the Lathrop House Community Picnic, noon to 3 p.m., Harroun Community Park Shelter House, 5300 block S. Main St., Sylvania. Family entertainment and food (hotdogs, pop and chips). Everyone welcome. Free.

t●Red Cross babysitting class for ages 11 and older, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 7-8, Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. Registration required in advance, $25 fee.

t●Sylvania community classes include beginning or continuing yoga, drawing basics, swimming lessons for all ages, women's tae kwon do, karate for kids. Information and on line classes: 419-885-4126 or


t●Shuffleboard at Jermain Park at Upton and North Cove Boulevard behind the tennis courts. Play every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 5:45 p.m. through August. New members invited; $5 per season. Information: 419-824-5173.

t●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.

t●Downtown Brown Bag concerts: 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesdays on the north lawn of Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. 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.

t●Metroparks at Park Station, TARTA Park Station, downtown Toledo, 3 to 5 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 1 and 8, Stop by for a poster presentation and learn how to use public transportation to get to the Metroparks.

t●Magic Show and storytelling, 1:30 p.m. July 26, for grades K-6, Toledo-Lucas County Library, 325 Michigan St. Madagascar, the movie, 7 p.m. Aug. 9. 85 minutes long. Free.

t●Board the Arawanna II, meet at the foot of Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg, 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Cruise the Maumee River from Perrysburg to Rossford with a Wood County Park District naturalist. Fee: $15, includes snacks. Sponsored by Friends of Sidecut Metropark. Reservations: 419-897-8663.

t Fiddlers Restrung concert of American folk and bluegrass music by high school students from Saline, Mich., 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Main Library, 325 Michigan St.

West Toledo

t●Babysitting clinic for ages 11 and older: 1-4 p.m. July 24-25 at Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Fee, $25, due in advance.

t●Dog Days picnic for teen volunteers and Club 7-12 participants, 3-4 p.m. July 26, Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Get free tickets now.

t●Family movie, Chicken Little, 6:30-8 p.m. July 20 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Free movie and popcorn, registration required. Doggie bag of treats and a quiz for grades 6 and over, July 20 at the library. Magic show and storytelling, 10:30 a.m. July 26, for all ages. Assistance Dogs of America visit 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 27, for all ages, register now.

t●Mystery shopping seminar, 6-7:30 p.m. July 20, Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. How to become a mystery shopper for companies and get paid for shopping.

t●St. Hyacinth senior card party, noon-4 p.m. July 20 at St. Hyacinth School, 719 Evesham Ave. Tallies, $7 at the door; hot lunch, beverages served.

t●Book sale at Sanger branch library, 1-4:30 p.m. July 21 and 23 and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 22, 3030 West Central Ave. Last day bag sales, $3.

t● Diary of a Spider, crafts and activities related to the hilarious book, 10:30 a.m. July 25 at West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. For grades K-6. Weird and Wacky Pets craft at 2:30 p.m. July 25.

t●Metropark Mammals, interactive program for grades K-6 at 2:30 p.m. July 27 at Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Metroparks naturalist will show artifacts, share stories.

t●Pet care tips by the Humane Society, 2-3 p.m. July 27, Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. For grades 6 and older. Call to register.

t Eddie Boggs music and hot dog dinner, 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane, for all ages. Take a lawn chair or blanket.

t Tea in the Solarium, Wildwood Preserve, Manor House, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 5100 West Central Ave. Tea, sandwiches and desserts served in elegant style. Set tea: $6. Additional items 60 cents each. Sponsored by Wildwood Manor House Volunteers. Reservations accepted but not required: 419-407-9790.

t 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.

t Kids' Tea, Wildwood Preserve Manor House, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8. A "tea" for the younger set, with kid-approved sandwiches, desserts and entertainment. Cost: $5. Reservations: 419-407-9700


t●Auditions for the Genoa Civic Theatre production of "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh: The Alan Sherman Musical" will be July 23 & 24 from 7-9 p.m. at the theatre, 509 1/2 Main St., Genoa. Production dates are Sept. 29-Oct. 8. For information call 419-862-5151.

t●"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.

t●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

t●Hands-on history program for teachers and historians,"A Helping Hand in Addressing Social Studies Standards," offered by the Maumee Valley Historical Society Aug. 17, Wolcott Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd., 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 available. Fee, $20, includes lunch. Registration: 419-666-6632.


t●Root Beer Float Days, for only $1 Kroger patrons can purchase a Root Beer Float, through July 29, with all proceeds to benefit Easter Seals Northwestern Ohio.

t●Pizza Benefit to help with medical expenses for Mark Shonebarger who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, to be hosted by Jo-Jo's Original Pizzaria, 4336 Monroe St., July 20 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Call 419-473-1223. 25% of food proceeds will go to the cause.

t●A Midsummer Night's Dream will be presented by Still Waiting Productions, a group of kids and young adults that love theatre, July 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m. and July 23 at 2 p.m., at St. Louis Church, 459 Sixth St. Tickets are $5 at the door, proceeds to go to Helping Hands of St. Louis Church Soup Kitchen and the Timothy Boyle Scholarship at Central Catholic High School.

t●River Ball Race originally scheduled for last weekend has been rescheduled for July 22 at 1:30 p.m. due to high water. Harroun Community Park, tickets are $2.50 or 5 for $10, available at several downtown Sylvania locations. Proceeds benefit the Sylvania Youth Conservation Corps. `

t●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.

t●Rummage sale by Hospice of NW Ohio: donations being accepted now for the Nov. 18 sale. Rental space also available: 419-470-2934.

t●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.

t●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.

t●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.


t●Breaking Free MEGA Sports Camp, offered by Living Waters International Church in Stryker, Ohio, for kids in grades 1-6 to include soccer, basketball and cheerleading. Camp runs from Aug. 8-12, from 8:15-11:30 a.m., bus transportation will be provided at a pick-up station in the Village of Stryker at 8 a.m. daily. For registration and scholarship information call 419-682-4992.

t●Catholic Club summer camp for ages 5-14 at 1601 Jefferson Ave., open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Full day child care also available for ages 18 months-5 years. Financial assistance available. Information: 419-243-7255.

t●History Day Camps held by the Maumee Valley Historical Society at the Wolcott House, 1031 River Rd., Maumee July 26: Pioneer Chores. 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.

t●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.

t●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.

t●St. Francis Football Camp for grades 5-9 will be July 24-27 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon at the high school. Cost is $50, walk-ins are welcome. For registration call 419-531-1618 or 419-531-8176.

t●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

t●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.

t●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

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

t●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

t●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

t●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


t●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.

t●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

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

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●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

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, mini-project 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

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 Civil War Roundtable will meet Aug. 10 at the Navarre Park Shelter House, corner of Navarre and White St., business meeting at 7:30 p.m. and program at 8:10 p.m. Meeting is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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●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.

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●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

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 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●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

t●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.

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:

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●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:

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 Shrine, 1511 Madison, information: 419-241-7060 or email

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●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

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

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:

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●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 Toastmasters meet Fridays 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. Information:

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


t●Music Under the Stars by the Toledo Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. every Sunday until Aug. 27 at the Toledo Zoo. July 23: Cup Full of Magic: Disney (with Cheryl Trace and her Suzuki Kids) Free; paid parking for non-members in the Zoo's Anthony Wayne Trail lot. Zoo open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 419-385-4040 or go to

t●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 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.

t●Levis Square lunch concerts: noon-1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 31, Madison Avenue and North St. Clair Street downtown Toledo. 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.

t●Jazz in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Drive, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 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.

t●Walbridge Park at 7 p.m. Thursdays in July. July 20: Extra Stout. July 27: Attack by Wolves.

t●Noon Tunes at Wildwood Preserve, Manor House lawn, noon to 1 p.m. July 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.

t●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. July 21: Paragon String Quartet. 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. Aug. 13. Huntington Corner concerts: Louisiana Ave. and East Second St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22: Steve Kaminsky and July 29: Gene Parker Trio. For full schedule go to or call 419-873-2787.

t●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: or call 1-800-590-9755.


t●Birmingham Ethnic Festival on Aug. 20. Crafters needed. Information: 419-882-2027.

t●Crafters needed for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Festival on Sept. 3. Call 419-836-7681.

t●Crafters needed for Old School House Festival, corner of Whiteford Center and Temperance Roads, Ottawa Lake, Mich., Sept. 9. Space $10. Information: 734-854-1752.

t●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

t●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.

t●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.


t●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.

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. "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

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●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.

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

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. Enrollment is free during summer months for individuals over the age of 18. Information: 567-661-7357.

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, weight-loss, nutrition, 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

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●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.

t●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.

t●Preschool registration for Whiteford Wesleyan Church, 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.

t●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

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.


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●AFS-USA intercultural student exchange programs for American and foreign students: 1-800-AFS-INFO or visit

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 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

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●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.

t●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.

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

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

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


t●Catch The Carp Festival in Archbold, July 20-22. Highlights to include the Sidewalk Sale and Arts & Crafts Show July 20 and 21, Corvette Club Show in front of the Municipal Building July 20 from 4-8 p.m., "Jonah" fish Fry in Ruihley Park July 21 at 5 p.m., "Archbold Idol" contest July 21 at 7 p.m., 5K "Run for the Lights" and 2 mile walk will start July 22 at 8:30 a.m. Volleyball and Softball tournaments will be Friday and Saturday. Sauder Village to host "Explore the Crafts" with fun for all ages July 21 and 22.

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.

t●St. John Parish Festival, corner of 124th and Summit Streets in Point Place, will be 6 p.m.-Midnight July 21 & 22 and Noon-4 p.m. July 23. Dinners served in air-conditioned Community Center, Friday: Pulled Pork Sandwich; Saturday: Chicken; and Sunday: Polish Dinner. Polka Mass Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with Touch of Brass Band. Bingo Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m. Lots of games, food and children's activities.

t●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.

Fish Fries

t●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.

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, Fridays from 5-8 p.m., $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken available.

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


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●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●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●Taoist Tai Chi demonstrations the first week in July at seven Toledo locations. Information: 419-537-0131.

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.


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