t Winter One Acts, six original comedic and dramatic plays written, directed, and performed by Northview High School students, Little Theater, 5403 Silica Drive, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8. Tickets at the door, $5. For more information: 419-824-857, ext. 5161.
t Sylvania Lacrosse Gala Dinner, 6-11 p.m. March 8, Holland Gardens Banquet Hall, 6530 Angola Ave., Holland. Buffet dinner, live entertainment, silent auctions and game of chance. For tickets, call 419- 829-2663.
t VFW Post 606 auxiliary, 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the post home, 3005 Laskey Rd. Membership information: 734-850-1520.
t West Toledo Young Artists' Club meets Feb. 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., West Toledo Branch Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Grades 2-5 learn about drawing, sculpture, and painting, and create an art project. Supplies provided. Registration required, limited to 10. Call 419-259-5290.
t Massage for Me and My Baby, for new parents, 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 23, West Toledo Branch Library. Nurse Margie Smith teaches techniques of massage for infants, ages 3 weeks to pre-crawling, to help babies' special needs, from discomfort to a better sleep. Parents are asked to take a blanket and pillow for baby to the class. Registration required. Information: 419-259-5290.
t Little Flower Parish card party, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in the O'Grady Center, 5522 Dorr St. at Olimphia. Lunch and desserts served at noon. Tallies, $6. Reservations: 419-536-9058.
t Book sale at Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave., 1-4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 and 10 and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Last day, $3 per bag.
t AMVETS Post 1010, fish fry dinners: 4-7 p.m. Feb. 8, 15, 22, and 29, and March 7, 14, and 21, at the VFW Post 3265, Point Place, 5416 Summit St. Use side doors. Cost, $7.
t Point Place Writers' Group, Point Place Branch Library, 117th Street, 9:30-11 a.m. the second Saturday each month for coffee, creative writing exercises, and the chance to meet other writers.
t Parental responsibility in the City of Toledo, a focus-group discussion sponsored by the City of Toledo's Board of Community Relations, from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Mott Branch Library, 1085 Dorr St., and from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Residents unable to attend a focus-group session can e-mail comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
t Look Good...Feel Better, program for women undergoing cancer treatment,
9:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Toledo Hospital, 23121 Hughes Drive. Classes taught by cosmetologists. Free, but registration required: 1-888-227-6446, ext. 5105.
t City of Toledo Athletic Department Umpire Association classes begin 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Zablocki Center, 3015 Lagrange St. Information: 419-936-3090 or 419-843-3296.
t Lucas County Council Ladies Auxiliary meeting,
7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the VFW Post No. 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd.
t Chinese New Year celebration, 4-4:45 p.m. Feb. 7, Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St. Grades K-5 celebrate with crafts and treats. Valentine Fun for the family, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Valentine stories, crafts. Registration required. For information: 419-259-5390.t Valentine's Sweets, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Main Library downtown, 325 Michigan St. Grades K-6 enjoy stories, crafts, and a treat. Anime Club for teens, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Watch anime clips, discuss your favorite series, or talk with others about the quirky Japanese characters and their adventures.
t Thrift Shop at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., open 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday.
t Next to New Thrift Shop at Trinity Episcopal Church, Adams and St. Clair streets downtown. Brown grocery bag sale of clothing, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 and 21. Proceeds to local charities.
t A Valentine's Day Tea, 2 p.m. Feb. 9, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St. Grades K-5 celebrate Valentine's Day with a tea party, refreshments, stories, a craft, and an etiquette lesson. Dolls or stuffed animals welcome. Registration is required: 419-259-5303.
t Celebrate Black History Month 7 a.m. Feb. 14, Reynolds Corners Branch Library. Adisa Ababa presents a Black History program for the family, using storytelling, puppets, and other performance art; audience participation welcome. Registration required: 419-259-5303.
t Teen Cafe at Holland Branch Library, 1032 South McCord Rd., 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 for grades 5-12. Games, homework, and socializing. Paws with a Heart reading event for grades 1-5. Students read for 15-minutes per session to a therapy dog, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 26; registration required.
t Adult book discussion of Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer, 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Holland Branch Library.
t Anime/Manga Club for teens, Holland Branch Library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19, short video followed by trivia-challenge competition.
t New Hope Christian Church fish fry, 2457 Holloway Rd., 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 8. $7.
t Historical Lectures by the Wolcott House Museum Guild, 10 a.m. at Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Maumee. Feb. 11: "A French Fur Trading Voyager" by Tim Kreps.
t Maumee Valley History: The Wars, lectures on the Indian Wars of the late 1700s, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, from Feb. 26-April 8 (except March 25), Wolcott Museum Complex Church, 1035 River Rd., Maumee. Cost, $15 for the series. Teachers can earn 10 contact hours. Details: maumee.org/recreation/wolcott.htm; call 419-893-9602.
t Toledo School for the Arts: The Hollow, a murder-mystery play by Agatha Christie, 7 p.m. Feb. 7-9 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Toledo Repertoire at 16 10th St. in downtown Toledo. Tickets: $8 adult, and $5 students and seniors. Guitar Fest, a day-long celebration featuring guest artists, performances, clinics, equipment vendors, competitions, giveaways, and prizes, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th Street. Admission: $25, includes Guitar Fest T-shirt and continental breakfast. Information: www.ts4arts.org or 419-246-8732, ext. 2.
t Prevent Child Abuse Ohio: Yell and Tell, Stop Child Abuse Now, meeting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at University of Toledo, Health Science campus, Mulford Library building, Room 017D, Holland. Michele Knox of UT will speak on "The Top Ten Most Dangerous Things for Children (and What We Can Do About It)." Cost, $20, includes lunch. Reservations by Feb. 8 to Pam Crabtree, 419-530-3591 or www.pcao.org/news/events.cfm.
t Track and field officiating classes begin Feb. 19 at Rogers High School, 222 McTigue Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Cost, $45 per person. Classes prepare registrants to become qualified for officiating junior high and high school meets. Information: 419-475-3363.
t "History and Legacy of African Americans in Greater Toledo," lecture and soul-food luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Owens Community College Hall, Terrace View Cafe, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township. Robert Smith, founder of the African-American Legacy Project of Northwest Ohio, will speak on the cultural history of African Americans in Greater Toledo. Luncheon prepared by Owens students in the Culinary Arts program. Reservations required. Call 567- 661-7359.
t Documentary film, "The Umbrellas," 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Mainstage Theatre, Owens Community College, presented in conjunction with the Christo and Jeanne-Claude art exhibition in the Terhune Art Gallery at the college.
t St. Francis de Sales High School Funarama, noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at 2323 West Bancroft St. Raffles for $5,200, $1,200, and $500 cash prizes. A book of 11 tickets costs $10. To volunteer to help at a booth, call 419-531-1618.
t Notre Dame Academy Black and White Gala featuring Dueling Pianos, a new interactive musical comedy show, with comedic lyrics, light-hearted roasts of audience members, and a mix of music and comedy, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Notre Dame's LaValley Gymnasium, 3535 West Sylvania Ave. Tickets, $125 per person, black tie optional, chances to win a trip or cash prize. For more information, phone: 419-475-9628, ext. 3133.
t College Goal Sunday, Owens Community College campuses, 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Conference Center on the Findlay-area campus and in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center on the Toledo-area campus. Presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the state-sponsored event will help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and obtain answers to questions about financial aid. Families must register at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org.
t Black History astronomy programs at Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, University of Toledo, 2801 Bancroft St. Follow the Drinking Gourd, to Feb. 23 for grades 1-6, and Skywatchers of Africa, a program of African cultures, past and present, for grades 5-12, to Feb. 29. Fees for school programs are $5 per student. Regular fees are $5 adult, $4 for seniors and children ages 3 and up. Information: 419-530-4641.
t "Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt - Amulets and Spells," a lecture by Regine Schultz, curator of Ancient Art at Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Md., 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Toledo Museum of Art's Little Theatre, 2445 Monroe St., featuring magical aspects of ancient Egyptian religion, and followed by guided tour of the amulets on display at the museum. Event is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of American, Toledo Society. Information: James Harrell, 419-530-2193.
t Toledo Naturalists' Association program, "Natural History of the Oak Openings and Oak Openings Corridor Acquisitions" by John Jaeger, director of natural resources of the Toledo Area Metroparks, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Anderson's Activity Center, 1833 South Holland-Sylvania Rd.
t Bird Watching and Photography on the North Slope, by Sharon Cummings, Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo program, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Secor Metropark, Nature Center, 10000 Central Ave., Berkey.
t Germany and Her Birds, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Ward Pavilion, 5100 West Central Ave., 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Join naturalist Jeff MacKenzie for a presentation on his trip to Germany including pictures of some of the bird species there. An optional walk follows to see local winter birds. Register now: 419-407-9700.
•Camp and Travel RV show, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at Seagate Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. Admission is $7 adults; seniors $5 on Friday only, and children 15 and under free with adult. For more information, phone 419-255-3300 or visit www.nwohiorvdealers.com.
•American Red Cross Blood Drive, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at St. Joan of Arc, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments by phoning: 419-861-0161. Babysitting available.
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