Fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Fridays through April 3 at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 North Haven Ave. Good Friday dinner on April 10 will begin serving at 4 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for children 12 and younger. 419-478-9558.
Monthly Block Watch meeting 121-A will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the UAW Local 14 union hall on Jackman Road. The meeting is for homes included within the perimeter of Jackman, Laskey, Douglas, and Alexis roads. Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez will talk on the upcoming Triennial Update, how to read your tax bill, and how to challenge your home s valuation.
Just One Can program to assist the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. All attendees are asked to bring one nonperishable food item. Details: 419-292-0179.
Adult beer breakfast, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 1 at the Adams Township Post 553, 206 South Byrne Rd. Admission and cash drawing tickets are $20 from Lonnie Frey, 419-537-9558; Pete Everett, 419-382-9436; Ed Kliem, 419-865-8449, or Steve Clark, 419-654-4077.
Local blacksmith-artist Han Ruebel from the Toledo Museum of Art will hold classes on blacksmithing techniques from 3-7 p.m. each Wednesday in February at Sylvania Historical Village, 5717 North Main St., Sylvania. He will show how to make S hooks and traditional fireplace equipment. Information: 419-882-4865.
Lourdes College Foundation for Life and the Delp Co. will present a talk with Alveda C. King, pro-life civil rights leader, Feb. 12 at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. Ms. King is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Social hour and appetizers run from 4:30-5:30 p.m.. followed by the program at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Reservations are appreciated but not required. Information: 419-535-5800 or at Paige@Foundation-for-Life.org.
Angel Food Ministries at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd. Approximately $60 worth of fresh and frozen food can be purchased by anyone in need for $30 through orders taken from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. 419-882-6488.
Fulton County Health Center s Mountain Climbing Series for Better Diabetes Self-Management presents How Your Body Works, with Dr. Rebecca McClarren, from 9-11 a.m. Feb. 11 and repeated from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 12 in the meeting room of the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. Mountain Climbing is a 12-month program to help those with diabetes learn better methods of caring for a chronic disease. Monthly topics include meal planning, physical activity, continuing care, complications, medications, blood-glucose monitoring, and more. There is a $5 monthly fee, with no extra charge for support persons attending. 419-335-2015.
Lyons Area Historical Society, 134 West Morenci St., Lyons, Ohio, will be open every second and fourth Sunday from 1:30-4 p.m. for visitors. Admission is free. Information: 419-923-0077.
Valentine s banquet takes place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6520 Pilliod Rd. Adults will enjoy a sit-down dinner with music and a short program. Children will have their own dinner and program. Cost is $7.50 per person; $15 per couple. Reservations: 419-865-9171.
Assisted Living open house, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18 at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Also scheduled at the village chapel is a Medicaid 101-Medicaid Planning Seminar at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Use Forestview entrance.
Adult Workforce Education Division of Four County Career Center near Archbold is offering a free GED Practice Test from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12 at the Career Center. Open to the public. It is necessary to attend both nights. Upon successful completion, a fee waiver to cover the $65 application fee will be earned and application can be made to the Ohio Department of Education Preregistration is necessary. Details: 1-800-589-3334, ext. 2241.
Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at St. Richard s Church, 333 Brookside Dr. Alaskan pollock, potato, cole slaw, bread, beverage, and dessert. Adults $7.50, seniors $6.50, and children under 12 $4. Details: 419-825-3793.
Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory, family Fridays at 7:30 p.m., University of Toledo. Saturday afternoon programs for all ages at 1 p.m. All programs: $5 adults, $4 seniors and children 3 and older. Details: 419-530-2650 or rpbo.utoledo.edu.
Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. A member roundtable discussion follows. Free and open to the public. Details: 419-841-3905.
Dining to Donate benefit will be held from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Applebee s Restaurant on Monroe Street. 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 Applebee s server for the donation to be counted. Flyers may be obtained from Laura at 734-242-8711 or 734-847-4986.
VFW Post No. 9656, all-you-can-eat breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Feb. 22, 4120 Piehl Rd. Eggs, sausage links, ham, hash browns, French toast, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, fruit cup, and beverages. Adults $6, seniors $5, children 6-12, $3.50, and under 5 eat free. Breakfast will be held at the post every last Sunday of the month through 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. Call 419-729-9240.
Holland American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave., 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday through April 10. Senior discounts. Details: 419-865-8511.
Maumee Eagles, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, pollock dinners, Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Cost, $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, and chicken. Details: 419-893-3821.
VFW Post 3013, 5-7 p.m. Fridays at 1950 South Eber Rd., Holland.
Rossford Eagles, 658 Lime City Rd., Rossford, all you can eat fish, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 10. Chicken fingers also served. Cost is $8.
Northwood VFW 2984, 102 West Andrus Rd., will serve taco lunches at 11 a.m. Mondays.
Free art exhibit through Feb. 14 at Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Owens Community College, Perrysburg Township. Gallery hours are 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.
Maumee Valley Historical Society lecture series to be held from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 24-March 31 in the Country Church at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1035 River Rd. The series is for teachers interested in earning 10 contact hours (must attend fivesessions) and for anyone interested in local history. The cost is $15 for the series (for teachers) or $3 per session (for the general public). MVHS members and volunteers are free. The series of five speakers includes topics on the Great Depression and its impact on the Maumee Valley area and its residents plus a tour of the museum complex. Details: Sandy Miller, 419-893-9602 or 419-309-0080 or online at wolcotthouse.org.
Holey Toledo Knitters Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday each month in Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. For information, call 419-537-9325.
Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at Common Space Library, Glann School, 1700 Reynolds Rd., Toledo, at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month except December. For information, call 419-535-1064.
Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. once a month at Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. For information, call 419-241-2683.
American Sewing Guild meets at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library branch in Maumee, 501 River Rd., 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month through April.
Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday each month, September through May, at Toledo Botanical Garden Community Room, 5403 Elmer Drive. For information, call 419-478-7594 or toledocameraclub.com.
Photo Arts Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. For information, call 419-536-8422 or toledophotoartsclub.com.
Support groups, clubs, guilds, etc.
Sistas Movin On discussion circles for women survivors of incest and child sexual abuse. Meeting Feb. 18 at Elizabeth House, 3837 Secor Rd. (on Notre Dame Academy property). Details: CeCe 419-729-0245 or www.mynirvananow.org.
Alzheimer s groups
Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those with Alzheimer s to attend support groups at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in the Oregon Room, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. The facilitator will be Donna Koehn (419-693-5030). The Support Groups are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but is recommended you contact the facilitator the first time to confirm the time, place, and date of the meeting. Information on Alzheimer s disease and dementia, call 1-800-272-3900 or visit the Web site at alz.org/nwohio.
Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those with Alzheimer s to attend support groups at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Alzheimer s Association, 2500 North Reynolds Rd. The facilitator will be Jeri Schultz. The Support Groups are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but is recommended you contact the facilitator the first time to confirm the time, place, and date of the meeting. Information, 419-537-1999. Information on Alzheimer s disease and dementia, call 1-800-272-3900 or visit the Web site at alz.org/nwohio.
Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those with Alzheimers to attend support groups at 10:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 North Main, Swanton. Facilitators of these meetings will be Kathy Krupitzer, 419-825-3505 and Karen Nees, 419-825-1145. For information 419-537-1999.
Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those with Alzheimer s to attend support groups at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month at St. Paul s Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee. The support groups are free and open to the public. Alzheimer s Information: 419-537-1999.
Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those with Alzheimer s to attend support groups at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of every month at Scrambler Marie s, 3344 Secor Road, Toledo. The facilitator is Bob Hausch, 419-537-1999. Respite will be available.
Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer s to attend a series entitled Understanding Alzheimer s Disease and Dementia: For Caregivers on Mondays, Feb. 16 and 23, and March 2 and 9 at the Alzheimer s Assoiation, 2500 Reynolds Rd. Preregistration is required for this free program. Details: Marilyn Ward 419-537-1999 or 800-272-3900.
Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those with Alzheimer s to attend support groups at 1:30 p.m. the second Saturday of every month at Scrambler Marie s, 570 Dussel Drive, Maumee. Facilitators are Karen Decker (419-385-3958) and Sue Blevins. The support groups are free and open to the public. Respite will be available. Alzheimer s information: 419-537-1999.
Northwest Ohio Chapter invites caregivers of those with Alzheimer s to attend support groups at noon the fourth Wednesday of every month at Parkcliffe Community, Building No. 2, 4226 Parkcliffe Lane. The facilitator will be Jenny Bucher (419-381-9447). A light lunch will be served during the meeting. The support groups are free and open to the public. Alzheimer s information: 419-537-1999.
Caring Alternatives Inc., 2092 S. Custer Road, Monroe, is offering depression screenings through April by appointment. Details: 734-242-8711.
Toledo Artists Club at Toledo Botanical Garden will host art classes in advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Details: 419-841-8153.
tAdult literacy tutor-training workshop, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St. Participants who attend the 15-hour program will be trained to become certified tutors. Fee of $15 covers materials. Tutors must be 18 or older. Workshop will be held from5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24. Details 419-242-7323.
American Legion Post 335, Friday noon lunches and speaker at the Club, 235 14th St. Call: 419-877-5414.
Black Swamp Wood Carvers meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., new members and guests always welcome. Call 419-534-2230.
Bridge group meets for duplicate bridge every Tuesday and Thursday, noon-4 p.m. at Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest. 419-476-0866.
Chinese Association of Greater Toledo nonprofit group in partnership with Sister Cities International, Families with Children from China, University of Chinese Student Union, Chinese Center of Toledo, and the UT Asian Study Program. Membership fees: $15 per person, $25 per family, and $5 student. Business, $35. Details: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-530-1916.
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. For ages 55 and older. Details: compassclubtoledo.com or 419-865-8848.
Cygnets 4-H Club of Swan Creek, ages 5-18, invites new members. Club promotes learning, leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Includes summer camp, community service, and 4-H projects, such as small and large animal care, photography, carpentry, gardening, cooking, creative arts, sewing. The group meets second Monday each month. Call: 419-872-2091.
Czech Dancers Polka Club holds dances from noon to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 2 p.m. some Sundays at the Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward, Fulton County, about once a month. Details: polkadancers.com or call 419-644-4271.
Glass City Singles will host a Valentine s Day Dance from 8:30 p.m.-midnight Feb. 13 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. The dances are open to singles, 35 years old and older.
East Historical Society open house, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Navarre Park Museum, next to the park shelter house, 1101 White St. Free admission.
Genealogy by Computer Society meets 1 p.m. the second Saturday each month at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Details: 419-382-6559 or gcstoledo.org.
Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Conference Center at Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Mini-project each month. Details: 734-854-6652.
Glass City Singles Dances, Friday nights at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Cost is $7. Details: 734-856-8963 or toledosingles.com.
Greater Toledo Republican Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month, except May and July, at Wernert s Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Details: 419-476-3884.
Lake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings second Wednesday each month at Charlie s Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by meeting. Call: 419-878-2041.
Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. second Thursday each month, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Call: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.
Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday each month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee. RC, Sail and Static boat runs held 1 to 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday each month. Guests welcome. Details: 419-472-1331.
Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet meets monthly at the Ground Round Restaurant on Dussel Drive, Maumee, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday each month. Details: maumeevalleysaveapet.org or 419-471-3698.
Mother s Center of Greater Toledo hosts weekly meetings and social activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. Details: motherscenter.net or 419-868-1067.
Newborns in Need, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday each month at Calvary Church, Glendale Avenue and Reynolds road. Knit, sew, and crochet baby items for those in need in northwest Ohio. New volunteers and beginners welcome. Supplies provided. Details: 419-865-4470.
Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, noon the first and third Friday each month, September through June, at Michael s Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Details: 419-381-0755.