t Red Cross babysitting clinic, June 25-26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Reynolds Corners branch library, Dorr Street. Participants must be age 11 or older. Students must attend all six hours to receive a certificate. Registration and $25 fee required. Call 419-259-5303.
t Star Spangled Banner Celebration at Fort Meigs State Memorial Park, July 3 from 4 p.m. to midnight, 29100 West River Rd., State Rt. 65, Perrysburg. Amusement rides, pony rides, food and ice cream vendors, games and crafts, free blood pressure checks. The Academy Brass Quintet performs at 8 p.m., with the joint Maumee-Perrysburg evening fireworks afterward at the park at approximately 9:30 p.m. Free admission.
t Annual Star Spangled 5K Run, 8 a.m. July 4 at Starr School, 3230 Starr Ave., Oregon. Register on race day between 6:45 and 7:45 a.m. Information: 419-693-8618.
t Harmonica player Mojo Mike, June 27, 1:30 p.m., Main Library, Michigan Street downtown. Grades K-6 can enjoy this energy-packed Blues concert with 18-year old Mojo Mike. Free. Sponsored by the Library Legacy Foundation.
t Monday Craft Club for grades 5-12, now to July 30, 2 to 3 p.m. at Main Library. Learn some traditional crafts such as knitting, crochet, and other-projects. Share ideas or just be creative. Set up in the Teen area every week with something old that's new.
t University of Toledo Summer Rec Day: grades 5-12 stop by Main Library between July 2 and 7 to pick up a ticket and parent permission slip for an afternoon of sports and activities at the University of Toledo Student Rec Center. Ticket good only on Tuesday, July 10, noon to 3 p.m.
t Brown Bag Concerts downtown, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 8 on the north lawn, Main Library, 325 Michigan St. June 27: Moody Flutes, light eclectic pop music. July 11: Just Kiddin' Around, children's music. July 18: Diamonds in the Rough folk and bluegrass. July 25: Extra Stout Irish music. Aug. 1: Jessica Stewart Trio performs jazz. Aug. 8: Bandera plays country music. Food and refreshments available from vendors.
t Harry Potter Movie Marathon, for ages 8 and up, 1 p.m. July 9-12, Main Library downtown. Get ready for the new Harry Potter movie by watching previous Harry Potter films on the big screen at the Main Library's McMaster Center. July 9: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. July 10: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. July 11: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. July 12: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. A permission slip is required for entry into the film for unaccompanied children under the age of 13. Rated PG.
t Frogtown Philatelist Club, June 21 picnic at 6 p.m. at Side Cut Metropark, shelter house near Riverside parking, 1025 West River Rd. Take a side dish or dessert to share; meat, beverage, and table ware provided. RSVP to 419-691-1657 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests welcome.
t Rotary Club of Toledo, noon June 25 at the Park Inn, 101 North Summit St. Speaker: Rodney Schuster on "Homelessness: Myths, Perceptions, and Realities." There will be no meeting on July 2. Information: 419-241-7060.
•East Toledo Historical Society, 7 p.m. June 28 at the Navarre Park shelter house, 1101 White St. Five authors of the East Toledo Historical Society will present a slide show, autograph books, and share 200 years of East Toledo history. Open to all.
t PERI Chapter 93, meeting 1 p.m. June 28 in the Oregon fire station 2 located at 1102 South Wheeling St., Oregon. Business meeting, speaker, refreshments.
t Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA - Ohio, exercise demonstrations held the first week in July at six Toledo area locations. For more information, phone 419-537-0131.
t Toledo Dulcimer Club, Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the stable area at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, weather permitting, 5100 West Central Ave. Take your dulcimers, harmonicas, banjos, guitars, or washboards to join in. Country, gospel, and old time music. Singers and hand clappers welcome. Information: 734-856-4573.
t Lupine seed collection, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at the Kitty Todd Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. off Eber Road, Spencer Township. For information on how to volunteer for this event, call 419-867-1521 or 419-877-5009.
t Woodward High School Hall of Fame nominations being accepted for 2008. July 1 is the deadline to nominate distinguished Woodward graduates, administrators, faculty, staff, and friends of the Woodward community for contributions to school, community, or profession. Forms available at www.woodwardhallof fame.com or at any Toledo-Lucas County Public library.
t "The Summer Skies Over Toledo," Fridays, June 22 and 29 at 8:30 p.m., Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, University of Toledo, Bancroft Street campus. "Our Planet," for children ages 6-12, held 1 p.m. Saturdays, June 23 and 30. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors and children ages 3-12. Children 2 and younger admitted free. Observing of the sky offered after all evening programs, weather permitting. Information, 419-530-4037 or visit www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
t Free summer writers' forum at Owens Community College, now through July 25, open to community members and writers of all ages and genres, meeting every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. in the Writing Center, College Hall Room 156-D. Topics: June 27, narrative poetry; July 11, image and language poetry; July 18, performance poetry; and July 25, publication. The forum will not meet on July 4. Information, 567-661-7385.
•Great Lakes Story and Photo Contest, held by the Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition: people of all ages can submit stories and photos about people and the lakes for a chance to win prizes. Child, high school, and adult age groups. Four categories: general story, fishing story, camping story, photo. Grand prizes include two outdoor adventure packages and two photography packages, including a digital camera. Guidelines and rules: www.healthylakes.org or mail request to Great Lakes Story Contest, Great Lakes Natural Resource Center, 213 West Liberty St., Suite 200, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104. Deadlines are July 20 and Aug. 20. Winners chosen monthly.
•Adoptathon Carnival, noon to 5 p.m. June 24 at Sylvania Vet Hospital, 4801 Holland-Sylvania Rd., Sylvania. Cats and dogs available for adoption. Children's activities, pony rides, food, balloon art, dunk Dr. Bob. Information: 419-885-4421.
• St. Luke's Hospital new book sale, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 to 29 in the auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee.
•Cherry Street Mission Ministries celebration of 60 years of service, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30 on the WPOS grounds, Angola Road, half mile west of McCord Road. Ball games, pie eating contest, live entertainment, picnic. Take a blanket or chairs. Free.
•Summerfest picnic under the trees, held by the German American Festival Society, 3 to 10 p.m. June 30 at Oak Shade Grove, Seaman Road, Oregon. Dance music from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Shooting booth, raffle, German food. Free admission, open to the public.
Garden Tours, Events
t Bedford Flower and Garden Club, annual garden tour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 23. Tickets available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at the Bedford branch library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, Mich. Cost, $6. Tour seven area gardens, featuring the Library Gardens, sun and shade gardens, rose gardens, cottage gardens, ponds, waterfalls, and more. Visit garden vendors in the library courtyard.
t Eden's Garden Club garden tour of 8 homes in Monroe, Mich., noon to 5 p.m. June 24. Tickets, $10 per person; free for children under age 12. Benefits horticulture students of Monroe County. Ticket information: 734-755-0452.
t Artists In The Garden, an exhibit by 26 local artists in a variety of media, now through July 13 at Parkwood Gallery, 1828 Parkwood Ave., Toledo. Presented by Metroparks of the Toledo Area, the exhibit was organized through a jury process overseen by local artist Emanuel Enriquez. Opening reception, June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, with music by the CEO Band.
t "Summer in the Garden" workshop, by the Toledo Area Miniature Enthusiasts, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Windgate Hotel, 5480 South Main St., Sylvania. Project: Japanese Tea Room and Gardens. Fee, $70, includes parts and supplies plus continental breakfast and Asian luncheon. Information: 734-854-1665.
•Give Autism the Boot! fundraiser, June 22-23, to benefit the Great Lakes Center for Autism. Collections will be made at Kroger stores and other locations in Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, and Erie and other counties.
•Toledo Elks Lodge 53 Charity Car Show, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. June 23 at 3520 Holland-Sylvania Rd. Plaques, prizes, trophies, raffles, music and food. No entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Toledo Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund. Information: 419-841-6653
• Ladies Day 18-hole golf scrambles, July 18 at Hidden Hills Golf Club, 4886 County Rd. 16 in Woodville, Ohio, will benefit ovarian cancer research, in memory of Violet Bolger. Cost, $40 per person. Includes cart, continental breakfast, steak dinner, team and pin prizes. Shotgun start at 8 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m. Reservation must be made by July 15. Call 419-849-3693.
•The Epilepsy Center of NW Ohio is selling tickets to the Toledo Mud Hens game scheduled for June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. The center will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and all proceeds will benefit its programs and services. Contact 419-867-5950 for tickets.
tCity Parks and Metroparks Nature Camps, for ages 7-12: beginning July 2 through Aug. 17 at Ottawa Park, 2201 Kenwood Blvd., Toledo. Visit various metroparks, Fossil and Olander parks, Toledo Botanical Garden. Activities include wildlife watching, nature art, pond and river studies, swimming, boating. Week-long camps begin 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at $70 each week. To register, call 419-407-9702.
•Sylvania Summer Camp, now through Aug. 17 from 6:30 p.m. for ages 5-11. Includes weekly field trips and daily swimming, art class taught by a local artist. Call Sylvania Community Services at 419-885-2451, located at 6850 Monroe St., Sylvania. Registration forms at www.scsonline.org.
•University of Toledo Baseball Team's baseball camp, June 25-29. Comprehensive camps are available for grades 1-12, and a Prospect Camp is available for students entering grades 11-12. Information: 419-530-3097 or email email@example.com.
•Owens Community College Basketball camp for grades 5-12, July 9-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Road campus. Cost, $75. Call 419-720-5252. Express Volleyball Camp for grades 4-7 and 8-12, July 16-19 at $80 per player. Call 567-661-7939 to register.
•Children's Summer Theater Workshop registering through June 29 session, for grades 2-8. Morning camp from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and afternoon camp from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost, $80. Registration forms: www.watervilleplayshop.org.
•History Day Camps at Wolcott House Museum Complex, hosted by the Maumee Valley Historical Society for grades 3-6. June 26: Pioneer Chores; June 27: Native American Indian Days; June 28: Old Fashioned Food & Fun; and June 29: Old Fashioned School Days. Each session is offered 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost per session is $10. Call 419-893-9602 or www.maumee.org/recreation/wolcott.htm.
•577 Foundation Musical Jamboree Mini-Camp July 2, 3, 5 and July 6 at 577 East Front St., Perrysburg. For 2-4 year olds and Voice Mini-camp for 7-12 year olds. Information: 419 861-4618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Children's art camp by the Toledo Artists Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Summer camp sessions offered July 9-13 and July 16-20. Information: 419-841-8153.
•South Toledo Golf Club junior golf league camp for 9 to 15 year old boys and girls, now through Aug. 8. Space is limited. Register: www.southtoledogolf.com.
•Acting Workshop for Teens now through July 26. Monclova Community Center: 419-861-4618.
•Summer Arts and Sciences Creativity camps weekly at Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., for children ages 5-14, now through Aug. 24. Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Half-day camps from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Registration: 419-531-2046 or go to www.aclew.org.
•Salvation Army residential camp: sponsorships needed to help send 133 children to Camp Neosa in Carrolton, Ohio. Cost is $270 per child per week. To donate, call 419-241-1138, ext. 16.
t Bethel Lutheran rummage sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 22, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 at the church, 1853 South Ave. On June 23 half off sales, plus $1 bag sales for clothing.
t Little Flower Church rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21-22 and 9 a.m. to noon June 23, O'Grady Community Center, 5522 Dorr St. Last day sale, two bags for $1.
t Attic sale at Sylvania Senior Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 at 7149 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania.
•Lagrange Street Polish Festival needs crafters for July 13-15. Call: 419-255-8406.
t Birmingham Ethnic Festival is looking for crafters to participate in its Aug. 19 Festival. Information: 419-882-2027.
t Monclova Homecoming SummerFest 2007 seeks crafters and flea market vendors for the Aug. 11 event at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd. Call 419-861-1336.
t Lakevue Two flea market every Sunday, at the Adams Twp. American Legion 553, 206 South Byrne Rd. Vendors needed: 419-260-2629.
•American Sewing Guild meets the second Wednesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. at Sew Nice in the Diamond Plaza, 1855 South Reynolds Rd. 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 www.Perrysburgarts.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.
•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. Mini-project each month. Open to all. Information: 419-936-2986.
•Glass City Singles Social Club offers line dance instruction at 6:30 p.m. and ballroom dance instruction at 7:30 p.m. at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Toast of the Town dining experiences at various restaurants on Thursday nights. For list of events visit www.toledosingles.com or call 1-800-937-4616.
•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.