The Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Holland Community Building, 940 Clarion in Holland. There will be a discussion on the topic Where Businesses and People Were Located from 1900-1970.
Swanton Community Bloodmobile Drive, Jan. 27,at the American Legion Building, 200 South Hallett Street. Appointment hours begin at noon and last until 5:45 p.m. To set an appointment, visit givelife.org and enter AMERLEGSWANTON as the sponsor code or call for information 419-340-0987.
The Sylvania Friends of the Library will sponsor a presentation on Polandby Linda Ebersole at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in the meeting roomat Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St. This free program is part of the Friends ongoing series titled Meet Your Neighbor. Authentic Polish food from Ski s Restaurant will be served. Advance registration for the presentation is recommended; call 419-882-2089.
Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory, Family Fridays at 7:30 p.m., at the University of Toledo. Saturday afternoon programs are scheduled for all ages at1 p.m. The cost for all programs is $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and children age 3 and older. For additional information and details: 419-530-2650 or rpbo.utoledo.edu.
St. Francis de Sales High School will hold its annual Italian Dinner at 6 p.m.Jan. 31 at the school, 2323 West Bancroft St. The event is sponsored by the SFS Alumni Association and Sofo Foods. The cost is $35 and includes an authentic Italian dinner with beer, wine, and soft drinks specially prepared and served by the Peer Brothers. Proceeds go to benefit the alumni scholarship fund. For additional information and reservations from Jim Gill, call 419-531-1618 or go online at email@example.com.
A Dining to Donate benefit will be held from 11 a.m. to11 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Applebee s Restaurant on Monroe St. The benefit is for the Caring Alternative Sexual Assault Recovery Program, which offers support to survivors of sexual assault, incest, and molestation in the form of group support and individual counseling. The goal of the program is to help victims successfully move from the initial crisis into recovery as a survivor. The program does not receive outside funding and is solely funded by donations. Dining to Donate flyers must be presented to your server at Applebee s for the donation to be counted. Flyers may be obtained by calling Laura at 734-242-8711 or 734-847-4986.
VFW Post No. 9656, all-you-can-eat breatfast, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,Jan. 25, at 4120 Piehl Road, with eggs, sausage links, ham, hash browns, French toast, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, a fruit cup, and beverages. The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3.50 for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under 5. Breakfast is scheduled to be served at the post every last Sunday of the month until April.
Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., 5-7 p.m. Fridays. All the fish you can eat for $6.50; shrimp also available. 419-472-8884.
American Legion Pond Post 99, 3247 East Manhattan, every Friday from 5-8 p.m. Carryout available. Please call 419-729-9240.
Holland American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave., 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday through April 10. Senior discounts. For additional details, please call 419-865-8511.
Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Cost, $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, and chicken will be offered.
Maumee Eagles 2562, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, every Friday from 5-8 p.m. All you can eat pollock for $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, pickerel, shrimp, chicken, and frog legs also available. Details: 419-893-3821.
VFW Post 3013, 5-7 p.m. Fridays at 1950 South Eber Rd., Holland.
Northwood VFW 2984, 102 West Andrus Rd., will serve taco lunches at 11 a.m. Mondays.
Glass City Singles Friday night dance party, from 8 p.m. to midnight, Jan. 23, at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns. Cost $7. Ladies, see your favorite guy all dressed up on men s tie night. For additional information about the dance party, please go to toledosingles.com.
A Texas Hold em game will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at Deerfield American Legion, 105 West River St., Deerfield, Mich. Registration runs from noon to 1 p.m.; entry fee is $60 with 75 percent payback. Free refreshments.
The annual Maumee Valley Historical Society antiques show and sale takes place from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. More than 90 dealers will be displaying quality antiques at realistic prices. Proceeds benefit the Wolcott House Museum Complex. For additional information about the show and the sale, call 419-893-9602.
Duane Malinowski & the Polka Jamboree will play favorite polkas, waltzes, and fox trots from 3-7 p.m. Jan. 25 at American Legion Post 514, 11601 Lewis Ave., (Old Hickory Park) in Ida. Doors will open at 2 p.m.; food and refreshments will be available. Admission to the jamboree is $7.50 per person.
The Stitches Doll Project will be on display through Jan. 28 at the Monroe County Community College s Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance. Created in July 1999 by two AIDS educators and activists for the state of Michigan, the Stitches Doll Project was designed for women living with HIV infection as a means of providing a safe place for affected women from around the country to voice their feelings about living with HIV. Each doll includes an answer from its creator to the question If your doll could talk what would she say? Viewing hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays, and 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays. For additional information about the project, call 734-847-0559 or online at stitchesdollproject.org.
Stitches Doll Project co-founder Kathleen Gerus-Darbison will share stories of girls and women living with the HIV infection from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Monroe County Community College s Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance. For additional information about the event, 734-847-0559.
Free art exhibit is scheduled through Feb. 14 at Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Owens Community College, in Perrysburg Township. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Smoking Cessation classes will be offered at St. Charles Mercy Hospital from 6 to7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 26-Feb. 23. Cost is $25, which includes materials. Registration can be made by calling 419-251-4000.