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Published: Wednesday, 12/27/2006

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t Beginner's Photography Workshop: You Be the Judge, Secor Metropark, Nature Photography Center, Secor Room, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, January 16, 30, and February 13, and also 9 a.m. Saturday, February 10. A short course on the basics, then evaluation. Two class sessions and a Saturday morning field session, followed by a final instruction and evaluation session. Tuesday sessions, 7-9 p.m. Saturday session, 9 a.m. Fee: $ 55.00 Registration required: 419-407-9700.

tWinning photos from the Celebrating Nature Through Photography contest will remain on exhibit through January at the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark, 10000 West Central Ave.

Holland

t The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, adult book discussion from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at Holland branch library, South McCord Rd.

t New Year's Eve dance, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Holland American Legion, 1074 Clarion. $20 per person includes hors d'oeuvres, midnight toast, beverage. Reservations: 419-865-8511.

t Veterans benefits seminar, free, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Some wartime veterans and their spouses may be entitled to a pension benefit. Information and refreshments. Reservations: Sue, 419-861-5619.

t Teen Advisory Board, Jan. 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Holland branch library, South McCord Road. Grades 6-12 invited to share their ideas about books, music, and programs. Snacks provided. Teen Cafe, Jan. 16 at 3:30 p.m. Snacks, music, board games, or homework.

t Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes: free GED preparation and official practice test available at 7035 Madison St., Holland. Call 419-824-8539 for details. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools.

Ottawa Hills

t Community education classes: adult classes include yoga, pilates, self-defense, soups and salads, taste of Tuscany. Adult classes open to all. Children's classes restricted to Ottawa Hills residents: yoga, karate, bowling, social savvy, eating etiquette for adolescents. Brochure: 419-537-9852.

Sylvania

t Women's Connection West of Sylvania, luncheon Jan. 12 at the Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd. Juice and coffee served at 11:15 a.m. Cost, $12, all inclusive. Reservations and complimentary nursery, 419-472-8749, evenings. Call by Jan. 10. Next luncheon, Feb. 16.

tGo Bananas Over Books! Jan. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m., Sylvania branch library, Monroe Street. Join Mary Leugers and Sandy Gratop, TOPS naturalist, for an animal adventure storytime. Meet at Olander Park. Registration required 419-882-2089.

t Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes: free GED preparation and official practice test available at 6850 Monroe St., room 210. Call 419-867-5763 for details.

t Free English classes for adult speakers of other languages, 6850 Monroe St., room 208. Call 419-824-8539 for dates and times. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools.

Toledo

t Full moon walk, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Swan Creek, Glendale entrance. A night hike to learn moon lore and explore nature at night. Groups, please register by calling 419-407-9701.

t Coffee With The Birds, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Window on Wildlife, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 9, at 5100 West Central Ave. Watch resident and winter migrant birds from the indoors, while you have shade grown, bird-friendly coffee. Donations welcome. Free.

t Newborns in Need work day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave. Quilting, knitting, sewing, and crocheting of baby items for children in crisis. Teachers available and supplies provided. All items will be donated to local charities and hospitals. Information: 419-865-4470.

t Oak Openings Research Forum, Off-Site, Toledo-Lucas County Main Library, McMaster Family Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20 at 325 Michigan St. An update on a year's worth of research on Oak Openings region. Presentations and posters about rare plants, insects, birds, amphibians and geology. Agenda, including lunch options, posted by January 10 at www.MetroparksToledo.com. Cost includes materials, courtesy parking at the Main Library garage on Adams Street and refreshments. Information and brochure, call 419-407-9706. Reservations needed. Cost, $22.

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

t Thursday lunches served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1201 Madison Ave. Donation, $6 for full meal. Free delivery for 5 or more meals. Information: 419-243-8284.

West Toledo

t Travel Circle, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, indoor facility, Ward Pavilion, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 6. Spend an afternoon with Hosteling International. Hike or ski at 1 p.m., weather permitting. At 2:15 p.m., enjoy a slide show presented by Ken and Mary Sawers. Free.

t Read Off Your Fines! 9 a.m. Mondays from Jan. 1 to June 1, West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Children up to age 17 can earn "Book Bucks" to pay off their library fines, by reading or listening to stories. One "Book Buck" equals 15 minutes of reading.

t Beginning Internet 101 for ages 18 and over, Jan. 11 from 7 to 8 p.m., and Jan. 20 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Basic introduction to the Internet. Browse selected Web sites and learn to use a search engine. Must be able to use a computer mouse. Registration required: 419-259-5290.

tAlexander Technique, Wednesdays from Jan. 10 to 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Doing our daily chores and activities efficiently while avoiding injuries. Great for people with repetitive stress injuries and back trouble. Registration required: 419-259-5295.

t IMA dance, Jan. 14 at the American Legion Hall, 2020 West Alexis Rd. Lunch at 2 p.m. Dance from 3 to 7 p.m. Music by Duane Malinowski. Desserts and raffle prize donations welcome. Reservations: 419-478-6068.

Areawide

•North Pole Express holiday train ride: quarter-scale steam train ride through winter wonderland of holiday lights and decorations, departing from Findlay continuously on Fridays through Dec. 29 from 6-9 p.m., and Saturdays through Dec. 30 from 5-9 p.m., sponsored by Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc., 11600 County Rd. 99. Information: 419-423-2995 or go to www.nworrp.org. Tickets: $2 for adults, $1 for children.

t World Cultures film: Raise the Red Lantern, Mandarin with English subtitles, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Mainstage Theatre, Owens Community College, Oregon Road. Free and open to the public. Information: 567-661-7523.

t Annual Cheerleading Competition, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 27, hosted by Owens Community College at its Student Health and Activities Center, Oregon Road. Information: 567-661-7935.

•Pet Care A to Z, for Junior Girl Scouts to learn responsible pet ownership and earn their Pet Care Badge, to be offered at the Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, January through May on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4-6 p.m. Registrations must be made in advance by calling the Maumee Valley Girl Scout Council at 419-243-8216.

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., SuiteT, Perrysburg. Information: 419-873-2787 or Perrysburgarts.org.

t Church Women United, meetings held 9:30 a.m. September, October, December, February, April, and June at Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St. Meetings canceled when schools are not in session due to bad weather. Information: 419-475-5539.

•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.

•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.

•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.

•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, 5700 Monroe St. at 11 a.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.

•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.

•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.

•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 Book Club, newly formed "book talk" group of professionals, managers, and educators, meets for lunch the first Sunday each month at 1 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4050 Talmadge Rd.

•tPlaywrights 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 in Oregon. Information: 419-862-0098.

t Swan Creek Cygnets 4-H Club invites ages 8 to 18 to join for activities including small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, gardening, cooking, creative arts, sewing, and more. Meetings held the second Monday each month. Information: 419-825-3509.

•Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets the 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 Area Genealogical Society will have its next meeting Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Common Space Bldg., 1700 North Reynolds Rd., DAna Schreder will demonstrate showcasing ancestors using scrapbooking techniques. Public is welcome. Information: 419-882-6892.

•Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden Community Room, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-478-7594 or visit www.toledocameraclub.com.

•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 the third Saturday each month at 10 a.m. at the Lagrange Street Library, 3422 Lagrange St., visit website at www.geocities.com/tpgs02.

•Toledo Sewing Guild meets the 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.

t 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 third Thursday each month at the post home, 1032 Sylvania Ave.

•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.

Education

t St. Ursula Academy placement tests for fall 2007 admission Jan. 6. Tests begin at 8:30 a.m. and students should arrive at the school at 8 a.m. To register, call 419-329-2209. The Arrow for a Day program allows girls in grades 7 and 8 to shadow a student at St. Ursula for a day, attend classes, and have lunch. Call the school to make an appointment.

•Sylvania Academic Excellence Foundation seeks nominations for the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Graduates of any Sylvania School may be nominated. Information: 419-824-8553.

•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.

•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 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.

•Community Writers Workshop, for area residents who enjoy writing short prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Owens Community College, College Hall room 156-D, 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.

•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 to 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, every weekday except Wednesday, 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.

•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.

•Kick Start Kindergarten program, sponsored by the Toledo Hearing and Speech Centers, to be administered by an Occupational Therapist and a Speech Language Pathologist to focus on essential motor, social, and academic skills needed in the kindergarten classroom. Sessions are 1 1/2 hours twice a week for 6 weeks. Sessions offered: Jan. 8-Feb. 16; Feb. 26-April 6; and April 16-May 25. For information: 419-241-6219 or go to www.HearToledoSpeak.org.

•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.

•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.

•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.

•Wolcott House Museum Super Saturday programs for grades 3-6 on early American customs and traditions. Hands-on 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.

•Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Toledo Area Operative Plasterers' & Cement Masons is accepting applications beginning Jan. 15-27, Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. On Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 it will be open from 5-8 p.m. Applications will be taken at Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center, 4535 Hill Ave., applicants must be 17 years or older and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. A transcript (record of grades) and a valid driver's license or birth certificate must be submitted at time of initial application. Information: 419-531-5911.

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: 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 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: 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, have their own spending money and medical insurance. Families of all "types" are eligible to host. Call 1-877-439-7862.

•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 ages 15-18. Students speak English, have full insurance coverage and their own spending money. Private rooms not required, and single parents, young couples, and retirees are welcome to apply. Call 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 representative to provide local program support to high school students from several countries. Representatives screen potential host families, plan orientations, meet with local high schools, provide support for participants, and visit with the exchange students and families every month. On-going training provided. 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.

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.

•American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave., every Friday through April 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Lake Perch, Walleye, steaks, burgers, senior discounts, carryout available.

•Commodore Perry VFW 3338, 2231 South St., every Friday from 4-8 p.m.

•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, 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 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.

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

Health

•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.

•Aquatic exercises classes offered 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Collingwood Center, 2275 Collingwood Blvd., water temp. 90 degrees. Cost is $20 per month, pre-registration necessary. Information: 419-245-6200.

•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, for age 40 and over, Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Open to the public, $5-class or $30-10 weeks. Information: 419-381-1956.

•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. Information: 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.

•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.

t Weight management Lifesteps program, a 12-week session, begins Jan. 9 and meets each Tuesday evening until March 20 at St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. For registration and fee information, call 419-893-5911.

•YWCA Healthy Connections to offer free health programs for women and children. Heart-Health, Lifestyle and Exercise classes to be offered starting Jan. 2. Breast cancer screenings available. Encoreplus is a class in prevention of Breast Cancer. For more information call 419-241-3235, ext. 211 or 171.

Holidays

t New Year's Eve with the cast of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show," Dec. 31 at the Ohio Theater, 3114 Lagrange St. Doors open 10:30 p.m. Free party hat and noise maker to the first 100 persons. Admission: $15, includes cheese and cracker table and beverage tokens. Information: 419-241-6785.

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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