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Published: Wednesday, 10/4/2006

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Berkey

•Ohio Solar Tour, bus tour leaving from Secor Metropark, Nature Photography Center parking lot, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, 10000 Central Ave. The 2006 Ohio Solar Tour showcases homes, businesses and buildings that use renewable power. The new 6.38kW Solar PV panels on the roof of the Nature Photography Center are one of the featured systems on the guided tour. Tour includes an 80-page resource guidebook with maps and an overview of the featured renewable energy systems. Sites open in the afternoon for the self-guided tour option. Box lunches available for a fee. Details and reservations for the bus tour: www.GreenEnergyOhio.org or 1-866-GREEN-OH.

•Swiss steak dinner, 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Berkey Congregational Church, 12036 Sylvania-Metamora Rd.

Holland

•Rummage and bake sales, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 at New Hope Christian Church, 2456 Holloway Rd. Last day bag sales.

•Poker run, Oct. 7 at American Legion Riders Post 646 at 1074 Clarion Rd. $15 rider, $10 passenger. First bike out at 11:30 a.m. Open to the publi c; cars also welcome.

•Card party, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 24 at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Prizes, refreshments. Tickets, $5 each. Information: 419-861-5531.

Reynolds Corners

•Puppet-Palooza, 7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 19, Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Grades K-4 enjoy puppet extravaganza of shows and puppet craft. Registration required: 419-259-5303.

Ottawa Hills

•Ottawa Hills community education, 3602 Indian Rd. October classes for adults include yoga, instinctive self defense, wreath making. Children's classes limited to Ottawa Hills residents and include yoga, playing with puppets, eating etiquette for adolescents. For a brochure, call 419-537-9852.

Sylvania

•Sylvania Twp. Police inaugural open house and safety fair, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 7 at 4420 King Rd. between Sylvania Avenue and Brint Road. Safety and security tips, child ID kits, children's activities, refreshments. Free and open to the public.

•Rummage sales: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 at First Christian Church, 5271 Alexis Rd. Last day bag sales at $2.50. Also, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, and 14 at Advent Lutheran Church, 6735 Sylvania Ave.

•Seasonal Surprises, Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m. at Olander Park, held by Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. Join the Library and TOPS for an out of the ordinary nature storytime. Meet at Olander Park. Registration required: 419-882-2089.

•Sylvania Community Education classes that begin now through Oct. 12 include beginning tap for adults, basic English horseback riding, digital photography basics, and ballroom dance. Call 419-885-4126 for details and a complete listing.

Toledo

•Association of Two Toledos: exhibit features 75 years of cultural exchanges between Toledo, Spain and Toledo, Ohio, on display now through Oct. 31 in the Wintergarden first floor at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Includes a 60-inch sword, inlaid tile from Granada and Cordova, Spanish lace and fans, porcelain figures, postcards and photographs of Spain.

t Writer's group meets 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 14 and the second Saturday each month at Point Place branch library, 2727 117th St. Coffee and creative writing exercises, for all levels.

t Puppets Galore, Oct. 5, 4 - 5 p.m., Lagrange branch library, 3422 Lagrange St. Grades K-5 watch master puppeteer Joyce Davis and her entourage of friends.

t Pierogi sale by St. Paschal Secular Franciscan Fraternity in Toledo: 16 varieties of filling available including meat or fruit. Orders must be prepaid and place by Oct. 18; call 419-729-3370 for an order form by mail. Pick up of prepaid orders will be 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 21 at the Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St.

t Pumpkins, Poems and Popcorn, Oct. 7, 2:30 p.m. at Main Library, 325 North Michigan St. Grades K-6 enjoy poetry reading, pumpkin decorating and popcorn eating!

t Flea market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Phillips Temple CME Church, 565 Palmwood Ave. Crafts, baked goods, clothing, dinners.

t Breakfast bake sale, 8-11 a.m. Oct. 8 at VFW Post 5530 located at 415 East Central Ave. Port chop dinner, 4 p.m. Oct. 19, $8 donation.

t Bingo every Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas School, White and Idaho streets. Doors open 5 p.m. Information: 419-693-5849.

t Great Games Day! Oct. 10, 4 - 5 p.m., Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. Grades K-6 play board games today. Refreshments served.

•Storytelling by Joyce Nelson, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. for grades K-5 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Prepare to be dazzled! Bring a favorite tale to tell yourself! Registration is required. 419-259-5295,

•Celebrate Spanish Heritage Month, Oct. 12, 4 - 5 p.m., Lagrange branch library, 3422 Lagrange St. Grades K-5 make pinatas, sing songs, and eat tasty treats in honor of those of Spanish origin. Funded by the Library Legacy Foundation.

•Music in the Grand Manor, Wildwood Preserve's Manor House drawing room, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13. Concert and salad luncheon. Sponsored by the Manor House Volunteers. Cost: $10. Tickets: 419-407-9790.

•Fall rummage sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14 at Point Place United Church, 4920 297th St. Last day bag sales starting at $2 for the first bag. The second bag is $1, and the third bag is free.

•Spaghetti dinner, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 by VFW Post 3265 Auxiliary, 5416 North Summit St.

•Breakfast and bake sale, 8-11 a.m. Oct. 15 at St. Adalbert Parish, 3233 Lagrange St.

•Nature Writers Series: Swan Creek Preserve, Yager Center, 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, 4659 Airport Hwy. See Swan Creek through fresh eyes as you share readings from "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," a reflection of time in the wilds, written by Annie Dillard.

•Poetry Live and Out Loud, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17, McMaster Center Lobby at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Poets and spoken word artists will give 5-minute performances in an open-microphone style. Sign up now to perform. No lewd lyrics, profanity, or strong sexual content. Information: 419-259-5333.

tNew Manga, Anime Club and Graphic Extravaganza, Oct. 18, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Main Library, 325 North Michigan St. Can't wait for the next adventure of Naruto, Shaman King or Peach Girl? Or is the Hulk more your style? The latest from Jeff Smith or a classic from Will Eisner? Join an evening devoted to all things graphic. A festival of anime shorts, a chance to join our new manga/anime club, and more.

•Feather party at St. Hyacinth Parish, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22 at 719 Evesham Ave. Polish dinner, $8 donation. Cake booth, raffles, bingo starting at 11 a.m. Handicapped accessible.

West Toledo

•Storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and families at West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Call to sign up. Teen Internet homework help, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the library. Learn to surf the library's web site and other homework sites. Call to sign up.

t Rummage sales: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 7 at St. James Lutheran Church, 4727 Sylvania Ave. Bake sale included. Also, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy.

t Tea in the Solarium, Wildwood Preserve's Manor House, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at 5100 West Central Ave. Warm up with tea at the Manor House. Set tea: $6. Additional items 60 cents each. Sponsored by the Manor House Volunteers. Reservation information: 419-407-9700.

t Metroparks Seniors: A Taste of Autumn, Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 11, 5100 West Central Ave. Sample the fruits of the season. Watch a fall color slide show and stroll to a covered bridge. Groups welcome. Reservations required.

•Almost Teen Read Week: Put it Together, Oct. 11, 6 - 7 p.m. at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Grades 6 -12 meet at Sanger for a night of putting together a 3-D jigsaw puzzle that we'll use to decorate the Teen Center. Food provided.

•Apple-Mania for grades K-6 at West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave., at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Apple games, crafts, and apple snacks. Magic at the Library, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 17, for grades 6-12. Magic champion Pattrick Przysiecki will entertain with magic, humor, music, and more during Teen Read Week. Free. t Pierogi sale by St. Paschal Secular Franciscan Fraternity in Toledo: 16 varieties of filling available including meat or fruit. Orders must be prepaid and place by Oct. 18; call 419-729-3370 for an order form by mail. Pick up of prepaid orders will be 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 21 at the Zablocki Senior Center, 3015 Lagrange St.

t Meet children's nature writer Lola Schaefer, Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion, 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 26. Elementary teachers, schedule your class for a learning experience by Ms. Schaefer, author of books such as Arrowhawk, An Island Grows, and Once a Flower Bloomed. Ms. Schaefer engages her audience in caring about nature and inspires students to read and become writers. Field trip includes a nature walk, time for a brown bag lunch. Co-sponsored with the Toledo Area Council International Reading Association (TACIRA). Cost: $1.50 per student, limited to 150 students. Bus rental funding for most Title I schools. Reservations by Oct. 15: 419-407-9701. Teachers' reception at 3:30 p.m., cost: $10 per person (Metroparks members, $5).

t Role of Structure in Good Health, discussion by certified rolfer, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. For all ages.

Areawide

•Majorette for a Night, Perrysburg is for boys and girls interested in becoming a drum major or majorette. The clinic is open to all school systems, Oct. 5 at Perrysburg High School, from 4-6 p.m. Cost is $20, which includes t-shirt and chance to twirl at Rossford vs Perrysburg football Game on Oct. 6. Information: 419-872-9269.

•Clay High School Marching Band Alumni performance is Oct. 6 during the half-time show of the Clay Eagles vs Waite Indians varsity football game at Clay Stadium. Alumni practice will be Oct. 4 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the high school band room. Information call 419-693-0665.

•Historic Maumee Home Tour, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7, to include six historic properties as well as the Monclova Country Church at the Wolcott House Complex. Free shuttle service and parking are available, desserts will be offered at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the tour, available at Maumee Senior Center, Jacky's Depot, Maumee Indoor Theater, Maumee Chamber of Commerce and the Museum Store at the Wolcott House Complex. All proceeds benefit the Maumee Senior Center.

•Themes Like Old Times, starring Bill Yaney at the Mighty Theatre Pipe Organ, The Historic Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St., Oct. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $8, or $10 at the door. Military personnel admitted free with ID. Call 419-241-6785 or 419-478-5959 after 6 p.m.

•Student Career Exploration Workshop, open to students ages 16 and older, Oct. 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, Parents of college students and college-bound students encouraged to attend. Reservations, toll-free: 1-877-874-0011.

t Tombstone Bicycle Tour, leaving Secor Metropark, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at 10000 Central Ave., Berkey. Wear bike-safe costumes for a 38-mile Halloween ride. Bicyclists of all abilities participate at their own pace; prizes awarded for the best costumes. Tombstone Ride patches for first 200 registrants. Famous Tombstone chili, fruit, cookies, beverage available at Oak Openings Preserve snack stop; cider and cookies at MacQueen''s Orchard snack stop. Sag wagon support in case of breakdown or injury. Pre-registration until Oct. 10: $13 ($15 day of ride). Sponsored by Hostelling International-Toledo Area. Reservations: 419-878-6440.

t World Cultures film series: Owens Community College, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts, mainstage theater, Oregon Road campus. Oct. 27: Japanese animated feature, Spirited Away. Nov. 17: Indian film Monsoon Wedding. Free.

•Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation seeking nominations for the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Graduates of any of the Sylvania Schools will be considered. Nomination forms available from the school offices. Information: 419-824-8553.

Benefits

•Safe Halloween Coupon Book, for free Burger King food will again be available for a $1 donation to benefit Easter Seals Northwestern Ohio during the entire month of October.

•Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October will be recognized by the St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St., by opening its doors to the public for a $10 donation to Northwest Ohio chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Donors will receive a t-shirt and have their name displayed on a pink ribbon in the lobby. For more information call 419-841-5597.

•Exercise to Make A Difference with Contours Express, 5654 Mayberry Square, Sylvania. Members will be raising pledges for their 29 minute workout on Oct. 5 to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To get involved or make a pledge call 419-882-6398.

•Super Stevie run, to help with medical expenses for Stevie Beale, 17-year-old Whitmer High School student who was paralyzed as a result of an auto accident in June, 3-mile run/walk at the Francis Family YMCA, 2000 Dean Rd., Temperance, Mich., Oct. 7, beginning at 8:30 a.m. To get involved or to donate: 734-856-5554.

•Fall Festival to benefit Toledo Childrens Hospital, Oct. 7, 5-10 p.m., sponsored by The Danberry Company, at the Yoder family barn, 1170 Clark St., Holland, children's activities, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, food, and beverages. Free admission.

•Memorial Poker Run and open house, for former Pemberville Fire Chief, Herb Martin who lost his battle with cancer, Oct. 7 at the Fire Department, 104 East Front St., Pemberville, registration at 10 a.m., first bike out and open house at noon. Chicken BBQ, county agency displays, Lifedflight and Promedica Air choppers on ground, Jaws of Life demo, and kids' activities. Lasts until 5 p.m.

•America's Walk for Diabetes, Oct. 7 at the Toledo Zoo. The American Diabetes Association is seeking walkers and team captains, to get involved call 888-342-2383 or go to www.diabetes.org/walk.

•Falling for Animals, fall festival for dogs and cats, to benefit Planned Pethood Inc., will be Oct. 15 from Noon -4 p.m. at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, in the Arts & Crafts Building. Halloween contests for dogs and cats, pet psychic readings, pet Reiki, doggie boutique, games, "rover" raffle and pictures with Santa. A fall dog walk will take place during the event, entry is $3 donation in addition to the $5 admission, participants are encouraged to get sponsors. Information: 419-826-FIXX. To see animals available go to www.plannedpethood.org.

•Warm Up America, is looking for needle workers, knitting novices and crocheters for a workshop from 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 15 with Knitting Doctors to make knitted or crocheted squares to be joined into colorful Afhgans for donation to local homeless shelters, the Salvation Army and children's hospitals. Locally you can participate at Michaels stores: 9860 Old East US 20 at Crossroads Centre in Rossford; 5255 Airport Hwy. in Airport Square Shopping Center; and 4622 Talmadge in Talmadge Plaza. Information: 1-800-642-4235.

•Hospice benefit rummage sale items needed for a sale by Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The sale runs the first three weekends in November. Rental space also available. Information: 419-470-2934.

Books

•Quality hardback and paperback books being collected by the American Association of University Women for their Oct. 12-15 annual book sale, to be held at the former Hallmark store in the Westgate Village Shopping Center. Collection locations include Borders Books, Lourdes College, Andersons stores in Maumee and Toledo, Sautter's Markets, and Swan Creek Retirement Village.

Clubs

•American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Hancock Fabrics, 5201 Airport Hwy. 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 older 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.

•Church Women United to meet the first Tuesday, September, October. and December, 9:30 a.m. at Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St. Information: 419-255-0886.

•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.

•Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets the first Thursday each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Information: 419-837-5653.

•Czech Dancers Polka Club will have their next dance at Czech Hall, Old U.S. 223, Ottawa Lake, Mich., Oct. 15, dancing from 2-6 p.m., admission is $6, Czech Bake Shop, sandwiches and refreshment will be available, no carry-in. Information: 419-644-4271 or 517-443-5523.

•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 City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Rd. 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 5:30-11 p.m. at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns, $7. Dining group formed for singles. Information: 734-856-8963 or visit www.toledosingles.com.

•Grand Rapids Club live music, Friday and Saturday nights. Admission charged. 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 Community Hospital. Improve public speaking , listening, and leadership skills. 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.

•Kaffeestunde German coffee hour, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the semester, University of Toledo student union 2562, Bancroft Street campus. Anyone interested in speaking German is welcome. Information: 419-530-5506.

•Lake Erie British Car Club has dinner meetings the second Wednesday each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by meeting. Information: 419-878-2041.

•Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting, first and third Wednesday each month except June through August, at Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie, Erie, Mich. Open to the public. 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. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or email d.give@accesstoledo.com.

•Maumee Bay Country Quilters Guild meets 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday except July and August at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, Oregon Room, Navarre Avenue, Oregon. Guest fee: $3. Information: 419-726-3849.

•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month, Lake Township Headquarters complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. and State Rt. 795. R C, Sail and Static. Boat runs are 1 p.m. the 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 the church 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, 10000 Central Ave., 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. . 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.

•Night Light, club for miniature oil lamp collectors, will have a convention Oct. 6-8 at the Clarion Hotel, 3635 Secor Rd., with a seminar open to the public on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. an auction of miniature lamps will be held. Information go to www.nightlightclub.org or call 734-954-0633.

•Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, 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 5-6:30 p.m. at the Panera Bread, 4050 Talmadge Rd. Information: 419-351-8254.

•Playwrights forum by the Harvest Theatre of Toledo, 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.

•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 9 a.m. every second Saturday at Big Boy Restaurant, 1405 Reynolds Rd., Maumee.

•Real Estate Investment Association meets at 6:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month 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 info@toledorotary.org.

•Singles Group Bowling League is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday beginning Oct. 22 in Oregon. Potluck Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. Information: 419-862-0098.

•Solo Singles Dance Oct. 7 from 7-10:30 p.m. at VFW Post 606, 3005 West Laskey Rd., music by Bob Wright. Information: 419-825-3479.

•Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, Womens Chat Connection will host a Relaxation Chat Connection on Oct. 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kingston HealthCare, 4125 King Rd., Sylvania. Guests will enjoy demonstrations in jewelry designs, hair designs, astrological chat, chair massages, and holistic therapy. Refreshments will be served. On Oct. 12 The Chamber's Networking Breakfast will feature Linda Fayerweather who will speak on Ongoing Strategic Planning at the Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave. All chamber networking programs are free and open to the business community, reservations: 419-882-2135.

•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 Gem and Rockhound Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 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 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 Polish Genealogy Society meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St., visit website at www.geocities.com/tpgs02.

•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.

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

•Towne Club of Toledo meets Oct. 5 at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 East Second St., Perrysurg. Cards begin at 10 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m. After lunch The Toledo Repertoire Armchair Theatre will present "Did you say what I heard?" New members welcome, call 419-878-3951.

•Trendsetters Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month to improve communication skills, both speaking and listening. For meeting times and location call 419-536-9427.

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

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

•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.

•Wolf Creek Sportsmen's Association, will have their Chili Shoot and Cooking Contest at the Club House, 349 Teachout Rd., Curtice, on Oct. 8 from Noon-6 p.m.Chili entry $10, judge all the chili for $5 or one bowl for $2. Enter turkey shoot or trap shoot for $5 each. Information: 419-855-3538.

•Women's Connection West Harvest Auction & Bake Sale Luncheon is Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., reservations needed, complimentary nursery, call 419-472-8749. Call by Oct. 11.

Concerts

•Air National Guard Band of the Great Lakes, 555th Air Force Band, presented by Owens Community College and the Toledo School for the Arts, at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at OCC in the Mainstage Theatre on the Toledo Campus, 30335 Oregon Rd., tickets are free but are required for admission. For ticket information call 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. ARTS (2787).

Crafts

•Craft Show at Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st St., Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hobbies, crafts, household items, baked goods, lunch available. Tables available. Information: 419-936-3079.

•Craft Show at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek on Oct. 7 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Wreaths, afghans, floral arrangements, ceramics, baby blankets, candles, dolls, jewelry, and more. Information: 419-861-5619.

•Arts and Crafts show with bake sale and chilli cook-off, Oct. 7 at First St. Marks Lutheran Church, Oregon. Call 419-691-0879.

•Craft Show at Lenawee Christian School, West U.S. 223 & Wolf Creek Hwy., Adrian, Mich., Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $2 for children and adults. Book sale, bake sale, holiday items, gift baskets, refreshments, jewelry, dried flowers and more. No strollers, child care available.

•Country Craft Show, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 514, 11601 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich., Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, wood art, hand painted art, and more.

•Fall Craft Show and Bake Sale at East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St., Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All crafts are homemade. Tables still available. Call 419-691-2254.

•Fall Harvest Craft Show, Franciscan Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

•Crafters needed for Douglas Road Elementary PTA, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Kelly at 734-847-5083.

•Arts and Craft Show on Nov. 4 at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to benefit Newborns in Need of Northwest Ohio. Space is still available for crafters. Free parking and admission. Information: 419-865-4470.

•Crafters needed for fall craft show at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling St., Nov. 11. Information: 419-693-0751 ext. 217.

•Crafters needed for St. Michael's Church Craft Show, 510 West Front St., Monroe, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For table rental, call 734-269-2780.

Education

•Adult Workforce Education Division of Four County Career Center near Archbold is registering for fall programs. For a complete list of classes: 1-800-589-3334 ext. 2703.

•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.

•Arts Council Lake Erie West to offer 'No More Starving Artists', a three-part series at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Grant Research is on Oct. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m., and will feature Linda Koss, Grantsmanship Specialist for Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Program is free, registration required. Grant Proposal Writing on Oct. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. to feature Martin Nagy, Executive Director, Arts Council Lake Erie West, $10 fee, registration required. Marketing Your Art and Career is Nov. 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. Program is free, registration required. Information: 419-259-5209.

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

•Business courses for job seekers and entrepreneurs, to be offered at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance. For course descriptions, costs and registration call 734-384-4127 or 734-384-4100, or register online at www.monroeccc.edu, or register in person.

•Childbirth education classes at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

•Children's art classes offered by the Toledo Artists Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 6-18. 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, Toledo-area Campus on Oregon Rd. Information: 567-661-7385.

•Distance Learning courses to be offered by the Community Partnership at no charge. For information visit www.communityprevention.org or call 419-866-3611.

•East Toledo Family Center is taking enrollment for their fall preschool program. Classes meet Monday-Thursday 8-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-4 p.m. Extended child care available. Program is free for those eligible for Head Start or the ELI program. Cost for those who do not qualify is $35 for preschool only or $70 for preschool and extended care. Information: 419-691-1429.

•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, 9:30 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. 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 at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. GED classes, practice tests to qualify for fee waiver forms, instruction in math, reading, and writing are offered at no charge. Free 5-class fast-track program with test offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

•GED Preparation Class for area residents to be offered at Owens Community College in the Workforce and Community Services building on Saturdays at 9 a.m. For information call 567-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.

•Internet Safety Workshop to be offered at Northwest State Community College, Oct. 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Voinovich Auditorium. Program is designed for parents, grandparents, educators and others who are interested in protecting themselves and their families from online predators. Free and open to the public. Reservations required, seating limited, call 419-267-1332.

•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.

•Medical Coding, Medical Transcription and Activity Professionals classes offered at Mercy College Continuing Professional Education, 2221 Madison Ave. Information: 419-251-1799 or go to www.mercycollege.edu.

•Pottery classes by the Toledo Potters Guild at 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.

•Serenity Farms to offer class in 12-step model for addictions, Mondays at 4 p.m. for teens and 6:30 p.m. for adults, 12-week class uses horses and canine in an activity-based approach to kick addictions. Parenting 101 the Equine Assisted Learning way, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. four week class uses communication and team work while parenting. Class size is limited, call 419-833-1308, Serenity Farm, Inc., 21870 Lemoyne Rd., Luckey.

•Spectrum to offer program on "Motivating Our Children to Excellence", designed for children and teens, ages 6-17, who are struggling academically. Program includes therapeutic activities and exercises to help children with learning strategies, social skills, self control, and self confidence. To register or get information: call 1-800-442-5753.

•State Fire School fall training program, Oct. 7-10 on the Bowling Green State University Campus. Continuing education and academic credit available for firefighters, first responders, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers and industrial brigades, arson and insurance invesigators. Information: 877-650-8165 or go to www.fireschool.org.

•Summit Learning Academy, a free, community school for students with ADD, ADHD, and Asperger's Disorder, is currently accepting new elementary students for the fall semester at 703 Phillips. Call 419-476-7859 for enrollment information. For information, call 1-800-965-ADHD.

•Swim lessons and toddler water safety at Sunshine Children's Home, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee; geared to able-bodied children or children with disabilities who can participate without a personal attendant in the water, for children ages 3-10. Information: 419-865-0251 ext. 3611.

•Tae Kwon Do Classes to be offered at Monroe County Community College, 1555 South Raisinville Rd., Monroe, Mich. Each course is seven sessions, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m., beginning Oct. 3, Oct. 31, and Nov. 30. Cost is $49, open to students ages 5 and up. To register call 734-384-4127.

•Wolcott House Museum Super Saturday programs for grades 3-6 on early American customs and traditions. Hands-on classes on Oct. 28, and Nov. 18, from 10 a.m.-noon. Cost, $10 per class. To register call 419-893-9602. Information: www.maumee.org/recreation/wolcott.htm.

•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

•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.

Exchange students

•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.

•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.

•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.

•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.

•PAX Program of Academic Exchange is looking for host families for international high school students. PAX students are ages 15-18, speak English, have full insurance coverage and their own spending money. Private rooms are not required, and single parents, young couples, and retirees are welcome to apply. Call 419-824-0607 or the national office at 1-800-555-6211.

•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.

•Terra Lingua is seeking volunteers to host English speaking foreign exchange students from France, Germany, South Korea, Russia, and Taiwan, ages 15-18, for up to 5 months or 10 month school year program. Students have spending money and health insurance. Call toll free: 1-877-520-2522 or TerraLinguaInfo@yahoo.com.

•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.

Fall events

•Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, to be held at the Harnica Kids' Pumpkin Farm, 12406 Bigelow Rd., Dundee, Mich. Contest is Oct. 7 with registration at 9 a.m., weighing starts at 11 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded and all participants will receive a ribbon. Measurements will also be taken for longest gourd, and heaviest tomato, squash, and watermelon. Information: 734-529-2122.

Festivals

•Archbold Fall Festival, Oct. 7 in Downtown Archbold, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Antique Tractor Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of South Defiance St. and Lugbill Rd. Tractors will be on display throughout the day. 15 groups and businesses will compete for the "Taste of Archbold" grand prize and several other prizes in the annual Chili Cook Off. Entertainment on the festival stage throughout the day and Kids' activities from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

•Dozynki Harvest Celebration for Toledo Poznan Alliance is Oct. 8 at the Franciscan Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, doors open at 1:30 p.m. Authentic Polish cuisine, entertainment, and socializing. Information: 419-841-2909.

•Mac Queen's Apple Butter Festival and Craft Show, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8, Garden and Gunn Roads, Holland. Entertainment, Apple Pie contest, kiddie rides, horse and wagon rides, BBQ chicken and rib dinners, apple butter, cider making, free admission and parking.

•Oak Harbor Apple Festival Oct. 13-15 in downtown Oak Harbor. Entertainment, food, children's activities, parades, 5K run/walk on Sunday, baking contest, car show, and Kiddie tractor pull. For a full listing of events go to www.oakharborohio.net.

•Autumn Lighthouse Festival, at St.Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, St. Rt. 163, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Food, crafts, entertainment, tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse available 10 a.m.-3 p.m., located behind the church. Information: 419-798-9777 or www.marbleheadpeninsula.com.

•German Roast Pork/Sauerkraut Dinner, sponsored by Northwest Ohio's German-American Singers, the Teutonia Maennerchor and Damenchor, all you can eat dinners, homemade desserts, Oct. 15 at Oak Shade Hall, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Carryout available, reservations please, 419-691-3537 or 419-475-4712.

Fish Fries

•Amazon Lodge No. 4, first and third Fridays each month, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 638 North University St., 419-531-7079.

•Commodore Perry VFW 3338, 2231 South St., every Friday from 4-8 p.m. Information: 419-381-0153.

•Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m.

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

•Diehn American Legion Post 468, dinners the first Friday of each month from 5-7 p.m. Deep fried and baked fish, chicken strips, and shrimp.

•Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken available.

•Mayfair-Plymouth Church, 5253 Bennett, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. Includes fish, fries, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, and homemade desserts. $7 adults and $4 children under 12.

•Progressive Fishing Association, 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, every Friday from 5-8 p.m. through Nov. 17. Adults $7, seniors $6.50 and children $4. Information: 419-877-0884.

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

Health

•Alzheimer's Association to present "Understanding Challenging Behaviors" for support persons who are caregivers for someone with memory loss, Oct. 10 from 7-8 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900.

•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.

•Care Fair for Health, for area residents and high school students, learn about ways to make life more enjoyable through healthy living and health careers available, at Owens Community College, Student Health and Activities Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 567-661-7777.

•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.

•Dance and Exercise firming and toning class at the Toledo Yacht Club, Summit Street in Point Place, designed for age 40 and over, Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Open to the public, $5/class or $30/ten weeks. Information: 419-381-1956.

•Depression screenings to be offered Oct. 5, by the Northwest Ohio Mental Health Awareness Network, at the University of Toledo Student Union, 2801 West Bancroft St. from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and also at Job & Family Services of Wood County, 1928 East Gypsy Ln., Bowling Green, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Screenings are confidential and resource materials will be available. Information: call 419-530-2426 or 419-243-1119.

•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.

•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 classes in yoga, tai chi, pilates, and more, at Mercy Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, 3930 Sunforest Ct., 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, 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: 419-696-7900. Must be 40 years or older, have not had a mammogram in past 12 months, and have no breast cancer history.

•Online Health Care Classes to be offered through Mercy College Continuing Professional Education. For information go to www.ed2go.com/mercy.

•Pet first-aid course at Owens Community College at the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road, Northwood. Proper techniques to care for pets in a crisis. Information: 567-661-7357.

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

•Taoist Tai Chi Society of the U.S.A. - Ohio to offer demonstrations during the first week in October at seven locations. For information call 419-537-0131 or email TJR2823@aol.com.

•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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