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Published: Wednesday, 2/14/2007

What's on - Areawide

t A Seussical Celebration, March 1, 7 to 8 p.m., Sylvania branch library, Monroe Street. 'Happy 102nd Birthday' to Dr. Seuss! Celebrate with stories, activities, and birthday cake. Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required; 419-882-2089.

t Mystical Morocco, March 3, from 2 to 3 p.m., Sylvania branch library, Monroe Street. Sally Albert, travel program coordinator for the Toledo Zoo, will present a travel program about the animals, natural beauty, and amazing scenes from Morocco. Registration is required: 419-882-2089.

t Creative Theater for Kids, for grades 4-8, held by Sylvania Community Arts Commission in the Burnham Building auditorium, 6850 Monroe St. A 10-week class meets Wednesdays from March 7 through May 23. Fee, $75. Registration forms available online at www.sylvaniaarts.org or register by phone, 419-885-4126.

t Northview High School athletic boosters, reverse raffle dinner and dance, March 30 at Central Park West, starting 7 p.m. Ticket, $60, includes dinner, refreshments, and a raffle entry. Call 419-824-5491 for tickets.

t TOPS Sylvania, Take Off Pounds Sensibly meetings held 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Advent Lutheran Church, McCord Road and Sylvania Avenue. Open to all. Information: 419-865-4117.

Springfield Twp.

t Youth baseball and softball open registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Springfield Middle School lobby. Forms also available at the Holland branch library and all Springfield Local school buildings. Forms must be postmarked by March 9 to avoid a $25 late registration fee. Application fees due at registration. Information: www.springfieldbaseball.com or 419-865-3132.

Toledo

t Annual Mardi Gras at Pilgrim Church, 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at 1375 West Sylvania Ave. Food, masks, bingo, prizes. Tickets, $1, available at the church office. Donations over $1 will go to the church's emergency food pantry.

t Rhythms of Africa, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., for grades K-6, Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr. Learn how the nations of Africa have influenced music the world around.

t Automotive Help Online, Feb. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m., Point Place branch library, 2727 117th St. Have problems trying to find a part number or parts replacements? Where can you find out how to replace your timing chain or alternator? Use the Internet to solve your auto-repair problems. Registration required: 419-259-5280.

t Mardi Gras celebration for grades K-5, Feb. 20 from 4- 5 p.m. at Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. What's a punchki? Who will be crowned King or Queen for a year? What does 'Fat Tuesday' mean? Find out at the free Mardi Gras party!

t Mardi Gras Madness, Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m., Main Library, 905 Michigan St. Grades K-6 enjoy stories, a craft, and fun.

t Pierogi dinner by Echoes of Poland Folk Song and Dance Ensemble, 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the PRCUA Hall, 5255 North Detroit Ave. Includes salad, vegetable, and dessert. Adults $7, child $3.

t Yoga for Everybody, Saturdays from Feb. 24 to March 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Point Place branch library, 2727 117th St., for ages 10 and up. See how Yoga improves your flexibility, strength, and positive thinking. Join Yoga Mike for a series of three free Saturday classes, each building on the last. Wear comfortable and loose clothing. Registration is required: 419-259-5390.

t Mary Owens Seminar, pen and ink with roughed oils, March 2-4 at Toledo Firefighters Union Hall, 714 Washington St. Potluck at noon. Members, $30 per day. Non-members, $40. Half of the seminar fee is due at registration. Information: 419-882-5292.

t Point Place Writers' Group, March 10, April 14, and May 12, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Point Place branch library, 2727 117th St. Join the group on the second Saturday of every month for ideas and encouragement. If desired, bring 12 copies of a short writing sample to share.

tNext-To-New Thrift Shop at Trinity Episcopal Church, One Trinity Plaza downtown, open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and also 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

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 five or more meals. Information: 419-243-8284.

West Toledo

t Snow On Snow On Snow, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. for grades K-6 at West Toledo branch library, Sylvania Avenue. Frozen activities, hot treats, and stories. Games and prizes. Cover Art techniques for teens, Feb. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Grades 6-12 can turn a drab notebook into a work of art. Learn a simple technique that can be used on various items.

t Kenya: People and Culture, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15, Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Program and photos by Dorcel Dowdell, Main Library manager, who visited Nairobi, the Amnboseli and Lake Nakuru National Parks, a beach resort in the city of Mombasa, and an orphanage. Program is free and open to the public.

t Euchre tournament, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd. Entry fee, $5.

t Preschool Pioneers: Follow the North Star, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Oak Grove School, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Feb. 16, West Central Avenue. Ages 3 to 5 children and their adult companions discover how enslaved people were helped to freedom along the underground railroad. Children will hear a story, learn a song, and make lanterns to take home. To register for the preschool series, call 419-277-0107. Fee, $3.

t Fairy Frolic, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., for ages 4-7 at the Washington branch library, Harvest Lane. Put on your fairy finery for an afternoon of fun and enchanted activities, with snacks and refreshments. Call to make reservations now.

t Beginning Internet 101 for ages 18 and up, Feb. 17 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., West Toledo branch library, Sylvania Avenue. Basic introduction to the Internet. Browse pre-selected Web sites and search topics using a search engine. The ability to use a computer mouse is required. Registration required; limited to 4. Call 419-259-5290.

•Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 5240 Talmadge Rd., all-you-can-eat pancakes and potato pancakes, plus sour cream, applesauce and sausage. Feb. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m., $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children 5-11, and ages 4 and under free.

t The Life of Pi by Yan Martel, book discussion at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Washington branch library, Harvest Lane. Registration required: 419-259-5330.

t Hurray for Homeschoolers: The Park That the People Wanted, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Children ages 8 and older with their adult companion take a guided historical tour of the Manor House and Oak Grove schoolhouse, followed by a nature walk. Reservations needed, 419-407-9700. Cost, $2.

t Wednesday at Wildwood: speakers present topics of local interest, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Coffee and rolls served at 9:30 a.m. Free.

t Attack of the Snowpeople, Feb. 21, 7 to 8 p.m. for all ages, Sanger branch library, West Central Avenue. Stories and activities about snowmen. Come with your boots and gloves in case the weather cooperates and we get to make snowmen. Registration required: 419-259-5295.

t Wild Tales, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Indoor Facility, Ward Pavilion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Listen to folklore, tall tales and some amazing facts about animals in the Metroparks. Reservations needed, 419-407-9700. Free.

t Meet Toledo Storm Hockey players, 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Children ages 5 and up meet team members, read stories and talk about hockey.

t Collectibles, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 10 a.m. Feb. 27. Arlene Stoup will exhibit her collection of snowmen. Muffins and coffee served at 9:30 a.m. Free.

t Famous Women in History, historical characters brought to life at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Manor House, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28, West Central Avenue. Co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women.Teachers may register their class. Reservations needed: 419-407-9700.

t American Red Cross babysitting clinic, March 3, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for ages 11 and older, Sanger branch library, West Central Avenue. The $25 fee covers the course and handbook and must be paid at the time of registration (checks only). An optional Babysitting First Aid Kit is available for an additional $15. Students must attend all six hours to receive a certificate. Bring snacks and lunch. Registration required: 419-259-5295.

t Mary Immaculate School open house, noon to 3 p.m. March 4 at 3835 Secor Rd. School for children in grades 1-8 with unique learning needs, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Open to the public. Information: 419-474-1688. Spaghetti dinner and raffle, 4 to 7 p.m. March 10 at Notre Dame Academy, 3535 West Sylvania Ave. Benefit for Mary Immaculate School. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 children and senior citizens. Pre-sale tickets for adults and children sold at a $1 discount. Call 419-474-1688.

t Card party by the Little Flower Altar-Rosary Society, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 8 in the church's O'Grady Center at 5522 Dorr St. Lunch and desserts served at noon. Tallies, $6.

t Family Time, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, now through April 11, West Toledo branch library, Sylvania Avenue. Stories, songs, fingerplays and puppets for ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. Paws to Read program for children to read aloud to therapy dogs, 7, 7:20, or 7:40 p.m. Tuesdays from March 6-27. Registration required for all programs: 419-259-5290. Free.

Areawide

•Guitar Fest is a daylong festival of guitar, with guest performances and clinics, equipment vendors, competitions, give-a-ways and prizes, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Toledo School for the Arts Attic Theater, 333 14th St., admission is $5.

•Groovelily to be presented at Owens Community College Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Program blends musical theater, jazz, folk, rock and pop. For more information call the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2787.

•Photo Contest sponsored by the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark and the Photo Arts Club of Toledo, with entries due by Feb. 17. The contest is open to all amateur photographers. The exhibition, which will include all entries, will be held Feb. 23, 24, and 25 at the National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 West Central Ave., Berkey. Information: 419-536-8422 or go to www.toledophotoartsclub.com.

t ToledoZOOTeen program for ages 13 to 17: young people with an interest in animals, nature, education, conservation, and community service can volunteer at the Toledo Zoo for the summer or year-round. Interviews are required. Apply by Feb. 15 deadline. Information: www.toledozoo.org or 419-385-4040.

t Was Eve a Scientist? A three-part symposium on Women and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine, University of Toledo campus. Feb. 15 from 3-5 p.m., Women's Leadership in STEMM, Student Union room 2584. Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., Women's Academic Careers in STEM, Nitschke Hall auditorium. Feb. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., Women in the Health Professions, Health Education building, room 103 on the UT Health Science Campus, Glendale Avenue. Professors from several departments will take part in each symposium. Information: www.womenscenter.utoledo.edu or 419-530-8570.

•"Faces" Art Exhibit, to include pieces from contemporary Renaissance-style paintings to photojournalistic images, at Owens Community College Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, beginning Feb. 19. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2721.

t World Cultures Film: In America, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Owens Community College, Oregon Road. Mainstage Theater. Irish immigrants find their way in New York City. Information: 567-661-7523.

•"Costumes and Customs: Celebrating Women Everywhere," lunch and show co-sponsored by Great Lakes Consortium for International Training and Development and the University of Toledo Catherine Eberly Center for Women: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 2 at the Courtyard at the Navy at the International Park, 26 Main St., Toledo. Buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. International ethnic traditions, a show commemorating International Women's Day, 12:30 p.m. Tickets sold until Feb. 15. Information: 419-530-8572.

•Pet Care A to Z, Junior Girl Scouts to learn responsible pet ownership and earn a Pet Care badge, now through May on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4-6 p.m. Held at Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Registration required: Maumee Valley Girl Scout Council, 419-243-8216.



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