# Home Buyer seminar, 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 and June 5, Holland branch library, 1032 So. McCord Rd. Free.
t Holland American Legion breakfast and raffle, 9 a.m. April 15 at the post, 1074 Clarion Ave. Drawings, games, raffle, door prizes. $20 per person. Information: 419-865-8511.
t Daughters of the British Empire 60th anniversary tea party, Sir James M. Barrie chapter, 2 to 4 p.m. April 21 at St. Michaels in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4718 Brittany. Tickets, $12 adults, $6 child. Free for ages 4 and under. For more information, call: 419-476-3838.
t Springfield Junior High at 7001 Madison St., and Springfield High School at 1470 South McCord Rd. are collecting plastic bottles now through May 31 for "Students for Recycling," a national plastic bottle recycling contest that they have entered. The contest is co-sponsored by Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, Inc.
t Northview High School, Little Theater, 5403 Silica Dr., 7:30 p.m. April 19-21 and 2:30 p.m. April 22. Fame: The Musical. Tickets: $10 adults and $8 for senior citizens/students. Information: 419-824-8570, ext. 5129 for box office. Tickets on sale 6-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and an hour before each show.
•"Be Your Personal Best," speech by Bob Arnot, author and former chief medical editor and special foreign correspondent for NBC, 7 p.m. Sunday, The Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
t "Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming," multimedia broadcast by the National Wildlife Federation, 3 p.m. April 18 in the Student Center of Mother Adelaide Hall, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
t "The Books That Changed American Hisotry," speech by Dr. Charles F. Bryan, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Virginia Historical Society, 6 p.m., Conference Rooms A and B of the Franciscan Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Free and open to the public.
t Stranahan Elementary 50th year anniversary celebration, 4 p.m. April 20 at the school. Tours of the school and a celebration at 4 p.m. Auction and entertainment with birthday cake at 6 p.m. in the Manor House of Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave. For more information: wwwsylvaniaschools.org
t Southview Parents' Club garage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at the high school, 7225 Sylvania Ave. Drop off donations from 2:30 to 8 p.m. April 20.
t Sylvania United Church rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at 7240 Erie St. Clothing bag sale to noon, $3. Bag sale noon to 2 p.m. at $2 or 3 for $5. Household items, clothing.
•First Christian Church pancake breakfast, 8:30 to 10 a.m. April 21 at 5271 West Alexis Rd. All you can eat pancake breakfast. $5 adult, $3 child.
t Maplewood Elementary School raffle donations requested for the May 4 school carnival at 6769 Maplewood Dr. Donations of gift items, gift certificates, services, or merchandise or food coupons accepted. Call 419-882-2203 by April 15.
t Puppet shows for ages 3 and up, 7 p.m. April 17 at West Toledo branch library, 1320 West Sylvania Ave.
t Stardust Dance for all ages, 7 to 11 p.m. April 13 at the Stranahan Theater Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Johnny Knorr Orchestra, snacks, door prizes, cash bar. Tickets, $5 at the door. Free admission to Paramount Elite members. Couples and singles welcome.
t Buster Keaton silent film, The General, accompanied by organ music performed by Tom Trenney, 7:30 p.m. April 13 at First Congregational Church, 2315 Collingwood Blvd. Reception follows the program. Tickets at the door are $10 adults, $5 for child age 12 or under.
t "Authors and Poets Spring Rally" held by Church of the New Covenant, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at 3864 Jackman Rd. Wil Clay, book illustrator and storyteller and other poets and writers, will be present. Results of essay contest announced.
t Kenya: Its People, Culture and Beauty, a talk by Dorcel Dowdell, manager of the Main Library downtown, 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 16 at the Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. Covers her trips to the capital city of Nairobi, a safari to the Amboseli and Lake Nakuru National Parks, to an Indian Ocean beach resort in Mombasa, and an orphanage. Free to the public.
t Memorial Poppy Dinner by Przybylski Post 642, from 4 to 7 p.m. April 21 at the post home at 2810 Airport Hwy. Spaghetti and meatballs dinner. Each diner will receive a handmade poppy. Information: 419-381-9259.
t Catholic War Veterans auxiliary card party, 2 to 5 p.m. April 22 at St. Clement's Recreation Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. Doors open 1;30 p.m. Lunch served, dessert table and refreshments available. Donation, $7. Open to the public. Reservations: 419-536-7597.
t St. Paul's United Methodist Church rummage sale and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25-26 at Tremainsville Hall, 2439 Tremainsville Rd.
t Friendship Park Senior Center spring dinner dance for all ages, 6 to 10 p.m. April 28 at the center at 2930 131st St. in Point Place. Music by the Sounds Great Band. Admission: $5 for the dance only. $8 for the dance and 6 p.m. pizza dinner. Free snacks and beverages all evening. Dinner reservations: 419-936-3079.
t VFW Post 606 auxiliary, 11 a.m. April 14 at the post, 3005 Laskey Rd. Membership information: 734-850-1520.
t Yoga for Everyone: 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 14, 21, and 28 at Sanger branch library, West Central Avenue. Take a yoga mat if you have one and wear comfortable clothing. Free, but call to register, 419-259-5370.
t Women's Day Program at New Prospect Baptist Church, April 22 at 1425 West Delaware Ave. Conference over view from 9 to 10 a.m. Scharita Barry-Lacey will speak at 11 a.m. and Ashley Futrell will speak at 4 p.m. on the theme, "Women Reaching Higher Heights." Fee of $10 includes continental breakfast, registration, and attendance.
t Anthony Wayne School Levy: town hall meeting, 7 p.m. April 12 in the AW High School auditorium. Learn more about the 4.5 mill levy being placed on the May 8 ballot. Presented by Citizens for Anthony Wayne Schools.
t Whitehouse and Waterville Area Chambers of Commerce, "Networking Seminar," 6 to 8 p.m. April 17 at the AW board of education building, 9565 Bucher Rd., Whitehouse. Debby Peters, director of training at Certified Networker, will be guest speaker. The free business networking training seminar is open to all businesses and organizations and to the general public. Reservations must be made by April 16 by calling the Waterville Chamber, 419-878-5188.
t Anthony Wayne Area Business Expo, 5:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 in the community room of the Waterville Primary School, 457 Sycamore Lane. Free and open to the public. Participating businesses need to take their own table, chairs will be provided. Set up will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Deadline to reserve the free space is April 18; call the Waterville Chamber at 419-878-5188.
t AW School District residents, government food distribution, 10 to 11 a.m. April 16 at Zion United Methodist Church, 10926 Maumee St., Whitehouse. The Food Pantry at the church will be open 10 a.m. to noon April 17 for AW school district residents.
t "Heroes," a lecture by Clinton Mauk, 7 p.m. April 17 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Lecture on General Anthony Wayne, William Henry Harrison, and Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Free, with refreshments.
t NW Ohio Woodland and Wildlife Workshop, noon to 3 p.m. April 14 at the Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. , Bowling Green. Sessions held every 45 minutes on topics that include tree planting and pruning, bees, nature art, emerald ash borer, wildlife, and tree identification. Demonstrations on chainsaw carving and safety, wood carving, credible edibles (mushrooms), and soil tent. Nature's Nursery wildlife rehab will have presentations at 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. plus paper making activity for children. Free family event. Information: 419-893-1966 or 419-354-5517.
t Spring lectures by Toledo cardiologist James Roberts, author of Reverse Heart Disease Now, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. through June 5 at First Church Unity, 3535 Executive Pkwy. April 17: "Vitamin C and Lipoprotein (a) - the Ugly Cholesterol". April 24, "Chelation Therapy and TACT (the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy." Admission is $5 per lecture. Free for TACT and MME study patients. Information: wwwheartfixer.com
t "Egyptian Wall Paintings in the Era after the Pharaohs: Rediscovery and Conservation of a Lost Heritage," an illustrated lecture, 7 p.m. April 18 by Michael Jones, associate director of the Egyptian Antiquities Conservation Project for the ARCE in Cairo, Egypt. Held in the McMaster Center of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St, downtown Toledo. Held in conjunction with the national meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt on April 20 to 22 at the Toledo Riverfront Hotel (formerly the Wyndham). Information: www.arce.org/events/annual_meeting.html
t WWII speaker Pete Petersen on "The Other Side," 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Schaller Memorial Building, 130 West Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Speaker is a former German engineer who served with the German Navy in 1942. The talk is sponsored by the Perrysburg American Legion. Free and open to the public.
t University of Toledo's Strahanan Arboretum, spring clean up and wildflower woods walk, 2 p.m. April 14 at 4131 Tantara Dr. Volunteers invited to help with the wildflower garden clean up and seed planting and to take a walk through the woods. The arboretum is closed to the general public at this time. Take your own gardening tools and dress for muddy walking. Information: 419-539-6905.
t Owens Community College student production, Earl the Vampire, 8 p.m. April 13-14 and 2:30 p.m. April 15, also 8 p.m. April 20-21, Mainstage Theatre, Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Students $8, others $10. Information: 567-661-2787. Juried Student Art Exhibition opening reception on April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, held in conjunction with the opening performance of "Earl the Vampire". The Owens Jazz Express student group will perform in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts rotunda to celebrate the opening of both events.
t Lourdes College astronomy program, "What Happened to Pluto?" 7:30 p.m. April 13 at the college's Appold Planetarium, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Admission is $4, or $3 for Lourdes faculty, staff and students, and children ages 11 and under. Reservations: 419-517-8897.
t Cassandra School of Ballet spring performance, "A Time to Dance," 7:30 p.m. April 21 and 3 p.m. April 22 at the Franciscan Center, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Performed by ages 4 to 18. Tickets, $12 in advance or $15 at the box office an hour before performance.
t Central Catholic Festival of the Lively Arts and open house, April 26, 5 to 7 p.m. at 2550 Cherry St. Award-winning student artwork, performances of two student one-act plays, demonstrations of multi-media technology, and a Quidditch tournament based on the game in the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. School tours, refreshments available in the school's Sullivan Center, with entertainment by the CCHS Gospel Choir and dance team. Spring Concert at 7 p.m. by the CCHS Glee Club, mixed chorus, string orchestra, and concert band. Admission to the Festival is free.
t Environmental Fair by Owens Community College students, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 in the Student Health and Activities Center at the Toledo area campus, Oregon Street. Information by several organizations on renewable energy, recycling, conservation, and alternate energy.
•Connect to Creativity teen art show at the Toledo-Lucas County Main Library, 325 Michigan St., now through April 28. The show is in the gallery on the second floor, the display area on the garage level, and in the Wintergarden on the first floor. It includes 150 works of art - drawings, paintings, jewelry, and sculptures - from area youths in grades 6 through 12. A reception for the teen artists and an open house is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. on April 28. in the McMaster Center and Lobby. The Main Library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
•Ruth Blank Essay Contest for children in grades K through 12, sponsored by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The theme is "How Tall Is Your Tale?" Categories are K-second grade, third-fifth, sixth-eighth, and ninth-12th. Prizes will be awarded to winning essay entrants: first place $200, second place $100, third place $50 and six honorable mentions at $25 each. Contest essay forms are available at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library branch locations, at the Main Library, and on the Library's Bookmobile. Essays must be turned in by May 14.
•Business After Hours event hosted by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, April 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave., near Corey Road. Promote your business in a relaxed setting with light snacks and beverages. Display tables available for $100. Purchasers will receive a set of mailing labels of all attendees. Event is free and open to the public. To register your business call Marsha Schroeder at 419-243-8191 ext. 228 or go to www.toledochamber.com.
•Cabaret Series at Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., presents French Cabaret: April in Paris on April 13 at 8 p.m. Students from the Toledo School of the Arts and St. Ursula Academy will be among the performers. General admission tickets are $10, seniors and students are $8. Discounts available for groups of 20 or more. Information: 419-824-3999.
•Poetry Live & Out Loud to celebrate National Library Week (April 15-21) is an exciting evening of poetry and spoken word on April 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the McMaster Center Lobby at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Anyone interested in sharing poems with the audience should sign up now to register and reserve your time at the microphone. Space is limited. Call 419-259-5333.
•Joint Replacement for Arthritis is the topic of this month's Community Education Lecture presented by the Arthritis Foundation, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Toledo Hospital in the Education Center Auditorium, 2109 Hughes Dr. Information: 419-297-4869.
•Language Development in Young Children will be the topic of a free Community Education Program at St. Luke's Hospital on April 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the hospital's Auditorium A, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. Speech pathologist Barbara Hyman will discuss communication milestones in children ages 1 month to 6 years. To register call 419-897-8484 or go to www.stlukeshospital.com.
t Wolcott House Museum exhibit, "The World of Mary Wells Wolcott: Fashions and Lifestyles on the Early Maumee Valley Frontier, 1820-1840," opens April 19 at the museum complex, 1035 River Rd., Maumee. Tours available at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
•Juried Student Art Exhibition at Owens Community College will run from April 13 to May 2 in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. There will be a reception for the exhibit on April 13 from 6-8 p.m. Area artists and professionals will serve as the jury for the exhibit. Admission is free, hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2721.
•Reversing Diabetes with Diet will be the topic of a free lecture on April 20 at 7 p.m. at Hilton Toledo, 3100 Glendale Ave., by Neal Barnard, M.D., nutrition researcher and lecturer. Open to the public. Information: 419-381-6800.
t Spring walleye run and fishing contests begin on the Maumee River at Sidecut Metropark, 1025 West River Rd. Contests sponsored by Jann's Netcraft will be held each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through April 21 Hours are Fridays 2 to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 5:30 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Information: 419-407-9709. Family Fun Day, sponsored by The Andersons, April 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Sidecut will showcase the latest in fishing gear and services, with demonstrations and hands-on activities. Casting contest and awards for kids. Free booth spaces to non-profit organizations. Exhibit space for vendors available for $50. Call 419-407-9727.
•Respite Fair/Open House at Anne Grady Center, 1525 Eber Rd., Holland, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families will have an opportunity to network with respite services providers and experts in the field of respite services. One respite scholarship will be awarded from all registered families to an adult or child with special needs. Information: 419-866-6500, ext. 213.
•High School Instrumentalists and Vocalists needed by Ohio State Fair for membership in the All-Ohio State Fair Band and the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir. Interested high school students may obtain an application from their local school band or choir directors, or may write to: Donald F. Santa Emma, Director, All-Ohio State Fair Band, 2676 Country Club Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44116.
•Clothes Collection for The Great American Cleanup through April 30 at the Erie Street Market, 237 Erie St. Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, Inc. (KT/LCB), the Salvation Army, WTVG 13 ABC and the Erie Street Market invite all area residents to participate by donating old clothes, shoes, fabric, used textiles, etc., 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 419-213-2255 or go to www.13abc.com.
•Celebrity Art Auction Gala, to benefit the American Diabetes Association, will be April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity artists will be Gus Mancy, Kristine Hoffman, Jack Bartell, Terry Cousino, Marianne Ballas, Barbara Martin, Tina Skeldon Wozniak, Hunter Hayes, Don Siemens, and Chris Ewald. Each artist and celebrity team wil create an exclusive work of art. For tickets and information call 888-342-2383, ext. 6688, or go to www.diabetes.org.
•New and gently used household items needed for Family House Shelter, the largest emergency shelter for homeless families in Ohio. Donations can be dropped off at Champion Credit Union locations: 4140 West Laskey Rd., 1347 South Detroit Ave., and 7525 Sylvania Ave. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. View the Family House wish list at www.ChampionCU.org or call 419-407-4140.
•Women's Wellness Day set for April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.for The Bay Park Hospital Woman's Auxiliary. Tables are still available for health and healing professionals and local merchants. Keynote speaker will be Dr. William Hablitzel, author of Dying Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me. Pre-registration is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. Information: 419-855-0456. Anyone wishing to be a sponsor or make a donation can call Pamela Ryan at 419-474-0539.
• Whisper No More, an evening of wine tasting, hors d'ouerves, art, and awareness to benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, April 28 at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Those interested in attending should call Kellee Laser at 419-345-9071. For information go to www.whispernomore.com.
•Pet nail clipping offered on Sundays at Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, for a $5 donation. No appointment is necessary. For more information: 419-891-0705.
•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. For more information, call 419-873-2787 or visit Perrysburgarts.org.
•Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will meet April 21 at 1 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Conference Center of Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., program "Growing Tissue Culture Hostas" will be presented by Karen Shelt. Information: 419-874-8964. Open to the public.
•Blissfield Model Railroad Club will have an open house on the third Saturday and Sunday of each month through May, located at 115 East Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. Come see Mountain Railroading at its best, a great experience for all ages. For more information call 517-486-2223 or go to www.blissfieldmrc.org.
•BMW Riders of Toledo motorcycle club meets the second Tuesday of the month at various locations. For information call 419-874-2780 or go to www.bmwridersoftoledo.org.