•Bowl For Kids' Sake to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio, Feb. 17 at Interstate Lanes, 819 Lime City Rd., Rossford. Times are 10:30 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m. Local celebrities will be on hand as well as Indy 500 champion Sam Hornish, Jr. Get your picture taken with Muddy the Mud Hen. Donations and sponsors needed, fabulous prizes will be awarded. For information call 419-243-4600 or register online at www.bbbsnwo.org.
•Pet Photos to benefit Assistance Dogs of America, offered by MotoPhoto Portrait Studio, 5412 Monroe St. through Feb. 16, for a $10 donation. Portraits can be of pets by themselves, with children, families or even in their favorite costume. MotoPhoto will display photos in its "Pet Parade" at the store and customers can vote for their favorite, winner receives $50 cash prize. Appointments: 419-842-1510.
•Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to help pay medical expenses for Jett Cameron who was born premature and is facing several surgeries. Bring the family for auctions, games for the kids, music and Magic by Patrisio, Feb. 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Erie St. Market-Civic Center Promenade, 237 South Erie St. Cost is $12 adults, $5 children 4-10 and 3 & under are free, dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. If you'd like to make a donation call 419-861-9520 ext. 3.
•Benefit Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24, to help the children of the late William Briggs, to cover medical and funeral expenses, Troy Webster American Legion #240, 335 Park Dr., Luckey Ohio. Baked Chicken or Roast Beef dinner, to include green beans or corn, mashed potatoes and gravy, tossed or jello salad, rolls, dessert and drink, $10 adults, $6 children, 50/50 raffles every hour. Live auction by Jon Overmeyer. For more information, phone: 419-837-6767, 419-837-6620, or 419-872-1571.
•Frances Renzi in a concert of solo piano music, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St., featuring works of Mozart, Debussy, Ravel and Chopin, joined by Bernard and Rita Sanchez and Constance Denham with newly commissioned work for piano, trumpet and two sopranos by Aaron David Miller. Admission is free.
•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 five-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.
•High School Writers Workshop offered at Owens Community College from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Student Health and Activities Center Room 165, for area high school students interested in writing short prose or poetry. Information: 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7385.
•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.
•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.
•Wildwood Environmental Academy is accepting applications for the 2007/2008 school year for grades K-8, Feb. 19 through March 19. Applications are available at the school, 1546 Dartford Rd., Maumee, or by calling 419-868-9885. An Open House is scheduled for Feb. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m., or parents may schedule a school visit. Information: www.leonagroup.com/wildwood.
•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.
•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.
•Amazon Lodge No. 4, first and third Fridays each month, 11 a.m. to 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.
•American Legion Post 193, 11045 Harold Dr., Luna Pier, Mich., every Friday Feb. 23 to April 6. Dinner includes french fries, cole slaw, roll, dessert, and side of shrimp. $10 adults and $9 seniors. Information: 734-848-2162.
•Christ the King Church, 4100 Harvest Ln., Basil Goes Activities Bldg., Feb. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., to benefit Boy Scout Troop 263. Adults $8, students & seniors $7, children 5 and under $3.50 (mac & cheese available). Eat in or carry out. Information: 419-841-2206 or 419-346-4566.
•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. through May. Deep fried and baked fish, chicken strips, and shrimp.
•Holy Trinity Catholic Church At Marygrove, 1750 Raab Rd., Swanton, Fridays: Feb. 16, March 2, 16, and 30. Adults $7, carryouts $7, children grades 1-8 are $3. Dine-in pre-school free.
•Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m.,all-you-can eat for $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken available.
•Northwood VFW 2984, 102 West Andrus Rd., 5-8 p.m. every Friday until April 28. All you can eat for $7. Steaks, chicken and shrimp.
•Progressive Fishing Association (P.F.A.), 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, is having all-you-can eat fish fry every Friday from 5-8 p.m. through April 27. $7 adults, $6.50 seniors, $4 children. Information: 419-392-4715.
•St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 North Haven Ave., every Friday from Feb. 23 to April 6. Dinners served from 5-7 p.m. in the Siena Center Gym, cost is $7 adults, $6 seniors, and $4 children 12 years and under. Information: 419-478-9558.
•St. Charles Church, 1842 Airport Hwy., beginning Feb. 23, Fridays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. White fish or chicken nuggets, baked potato or french fries, dinner roll, cole slaw, applesauce, beverage and dessert. Carryouts available. $7.50 for adults $6 for seniors, $4 for children under 12.
•St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd., Oregon, Feb. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. Alaskan walleye, all you can eat, dessert included, dine-in or carry out. Adult $7.75 and child $3.50.
•St. Thomas Aquinas Holy Name Society, Lenten Fish Fry, every Friday in Lent through April 6, 5-7 p.m., 729 White St., Alaskan pollock, scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, cole slaw or salad, bread and butter, coffee, milk and desserts. Cost is $7 adults, $6.50 seniors and $3.50 children (Under 12) fish or pizza. Open to the public. Carryout available. Information: 419-698-1519.
•VFW Post 3013, Fridays at 1950 South Eber Rd., Holland, 5-7 p.m.
•In-home respite financial assistance program by the Alzheimer's Association. Eligible families could receive up to $150 for in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•YWCA Healthy Connections to offer free health programs for women and children. Heart-Health, Lifestyle and Exercise classes to be offered. Kid's classes available to school age boys & girls 6-17 yrs. old, with free incentive gifts for reaching program goals. Program features nutrition and cooking tips. Breast cancer screenings available. Encoreplus is a class in prevention of breast cancer. For more information call 419-241-3235, ext. 211 or 171.
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