•Historic ARTventures Summer Arts and Crafts Camp is being offered at Sylvania Historical Village, 5717 North Main St. This camp is open to children who have completed 3rd, 4th or 5th grades this year. Camp space is limited; registration deadline is June 8. Detail 419-882-4865 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Lifelong Learning Group from Lourdes College will tour the Schedel Arboretum and Gardens in Elmore on June 5. Meet at the gardens at 10 a.m. The cost is $30 including lunch in the Trellis Gallery on the grounds. Reservation from Gloria Burke at 419-885-1413 or email@example.com.
•Flower Hospital will host a communitywide blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 3 in the hospital's administrative board room, 5200 Harroun Rd. All donors have a chance to win door prizes. Free parking is available in the garage or through the valet service at the main entrance. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Walk-ins are welcome. Details 419-824-1244 or givelife.org. and enter sponsor code FLOWERHOSP.
•Rummage and bake sale, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. May 29 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Sylvania and Jackman.
•Ottawa Hills Community Education will offer beginners and intermediate tennis for adults, beginner crochet, aqua aerobics, and open bridge. Advanced baseball camp for grades 7-9. Details 419-537-9852 or ottawahills.org/community_ed.php.
•Toledo School for the Arts to present a free celebration of music and song in a Music in the Park Concert at 7 p.m. May 29 in the Ottawa Park amphitheater.
•Trilby United Methodist Church will host a barbecue chicken dinner fund-raiser for youth camp from 4-7 p.m. May 30 at the church, 5918 Secor Rd. The dinner includes a quarter chicken, potato salad, baked beans, dessert, and beverage. Cost: adults, $7.50; youths, $4, children 6 and younger, free. Carryout available. Details: 419-472-2103.
•The Lucas County Master Gardner's Speakers Bureau will be presenting its second session in the Victory Garden Lecture Series from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 10 at Toledo Botanical Garden's Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Drive. Keep on Growing is a follow-up to the first session on getting a vegetable garden started. Topics to be covered in separate workshops include growing herbs, themed gardens, permaculture (perennial agriculture), recipes, nutrition, composting, calculating yield, and sharing bounty with others. The series is open to the public and has a $15 entrance fee, or $25 for both the second and third session being offered on Sept. 9. Details: 419-578-6783.
•Rev. Dee Baker of Toledo Campus Ministries will present a talk, Art and Spirituality, at 7 p.m. June 1 at the Servant Leadership Center, 1618 West Sylvania Ave. Rev. Baker is both a pastor and master potter. The public is welcome to the free event.
•First Party in the Park for 2009 at Memorial Park on Main Street, from 6-10 p.m. on May 29. Live rock music by Habit, food from Swanton Healthcare, and beer and soft drinks.
•Memorial Benefit for the late Susan Renee Marksch (wife of Henry Marksch) at Elm Street Hall on State Route 2, from 2-9 p.m. on May 30. Spaghetti dinner, raffles, auction, silent auction, bake sale, and 50/50. Live band: Ruf Kut starting at 5 p.m. Texas Hold'Em Tournament starts at 5 p.m. with cost of $35. Inflatables, games, and other activities for youths.
•The Toledo Astronomical Association in cooperation with the Olander and Park Systems will conduct public viewing at Sylvan Prairie (off Brint just west of Centennial) from 9-11:30 p.m. May 29, weather permitting. Saturn will be the principal object of interest. The relative position of Earth and Saturn are such that Saturn's rings have largely disappeared. The rings will appear as a black line across the face of the planet and a brighter line on either side of the planet. This event occurs approximately every 13 years. The program is free and open to the public. Information from Frank Merritt, 419-535-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•The Echoes of Poland Folk Song and Dance Ensemble announces their 41st Annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 31 at the Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St. Adult tickets are $7, senior tickets are $6, and childrens tickets are $3 from 419-531-8658 or 419-475-6262 or at the door.
•Families ot wartime veterans and surviving spouses are invited to a free seminar on veterans' benefits at 6:30 p.m. May 28 at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Chapel, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Learn from experts Beacon Associates of Maumme about the Aid & Attendant Benefit for wartime veterans and/or living spouses living in or considering Assisted Living or Nursing Homes. This event is open to the public. Reservation from Sue at 419-861-5619.
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