Shiloh Christian Union Church will hold its annual Fall Fun Fest from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at the church, 2100 County Road 5. There will be music, food, train rides, games, and inflateables. Call 419-822-4261.
•American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Chapel, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. To schedule an appointment, call 419-861-5619.
•American Care Givers' Family Activities Club, 6202 Trust Drive, hosts its first back to school supply fund-raiser through Aug. 20, with donations being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Needed are backpacks, notebook paper, pens, pencils, crayons, folders, scissors, rulers, and similar items. The supplies will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or until supplies are depleted) Aug. 21 for grades K-8. Other events: step dance lessons Aug. 18, a keynote speaker discussing reverse mortgages on Aug. 19, an adult Hawaiian luau scheduled Aug. 23 has been postponed, and Susie Lucas from Unique Hair Designs will address a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26. Information: 419-724-0888.
•Dancing with the Stars - Sylvania Style, the annual Sylvania all-sports mixer, is a chance to meet the coaches and kick off the 2009-10 Sylvania sports season. The mixer will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 21 at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd. Dinner will be followed by local band 56 Daze. Tickets are $30 per person from playsylvania.com or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Sylvania Schools Sports Foundation efforts to improve local sports facilities.
•Advent Lutheran Church at West Sylvania Avenue and McCord Road is providing a free game night from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21 that includes soft drinks, snacks, and door prizes.
•Music on the Lawn will be featured the second and fourth Tuesdays of August and September at Mayberry Square, near the corner of Centennial and Erie roads. Each Mayberry Jam features the band Flyte '66 playing rock and roll and country music. Tickets are $2 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. Proceeds will benefit a local charity.
•Sylvania Community Services Child Care program is opening a new preschool location at 5900 Woodrow Drive called Woodrow Child Care Center on Aug. 24 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This location will offer preschool for children ages 3-5 and half-day care for kindergarten-age children. These programs were previously housed in the Burnham building. Details: 419-885-2451 or scsonline.org.
•Golden Alumni Society of the University of Toledo has charted the Sandpiper for a cruise at 7 p.m. Aug. 19. Local historian Fred Folger will narrate historical sites along the river. Light refreshments will be served. Boarding time is 6:45 p.m. Reservations are limited to 70 passengers. Reservations and ticket information from Sally Berglund at 419-530-2586 or e-mail email@example.com.
•Toledo historical and architectural cruise on the Maumee River aboard the Sandpiper from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 6. Local historian Fred Folger will point out sights and relate stories. Presented by the Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor. Cost is $18, or $15 for a member of a historical group in Maumee Valley. For more information and to make reservations, call 419-537-1212.
The True Meaning of Christmas Event seeks crafters and offers table rentals for the festivity, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd. The event benefits the Salvation Army. Details: 419-537-7657 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Kitchen of Hope offers a free, hot dinner the last Friday of each month. Reservations: 419-874-4346.
•Great Food for All; $60-$70 of food for $30. Other box orders available. Call 419-385-7459.
•Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden will host classes in advanced drawing and mixed media for ages 5-17. Call 419-841-8153.
•American Legion Post 335, Friday noon lunches and speaker at the post, 235 14th St. Call: 419-877-5414.
•Czech Dancers Polka Club holds dances from noon to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Sundays at the Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward, Fulton County, about once a month. Details at polkadancers.com or 419-644-4271.
•Greater Toledo Republican Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Wernert's Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Call 419-476-3884.
•Lake Erie British Car Club dinner meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. Call 419-878-2041.
Little Sisters Day at the Toledo Mud Hens will be Sept. 3. Two hundred guests of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Oregon, will enjoy a cookout, fellowship with residents of the Sacred Heart Home, and baseball. The Little Sisters will throw out the first pitch. There will also be a $500 grand-prize raffle. Donations are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12. The picnic starts at 5 p.m.; game time is 6:30. Information: 419-698-4331 or e-mail email@example.com.
•Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee. RC, sail, and static boat runs from 1-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Call 419-472-1331.
ProMedica Cancer Institute will hold a free Cancer Awareness Day from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 in the food court at Westfield Franklin Park, 5100 Monroe St. The event raises awareness about cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship from local experts and medical professionals.
Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet is hosting its annual rummage sale and book fair Aug. 19-22 at the former Media Play location, 5223 Monroe St. An early-bird preview shopping night will be from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 19; admission is $5. Free shopping days are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 20-22. Aug. 22 is $5 bag day, and half-off large items after 2 p.m. Details: 419-537-9663.
Assistance Dogs of America Inc. hosts its fourth annual Dealin' for Dogs Event beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Hanson Inc. in Arrowhead Park, 1625 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Guests can enjoy dinner by City Q Barbecue and music by Jeff Stewart. A casino opens at 7:30. WTOL-TV Channel 11 news anchor Jerry Anderson will host a live auction. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and gaming chips; tickets at the door are $50. Call 419-825-3622.
••34th annual Miss Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to Miss Ohio and Miss America scholarship pageants, will be Nov. 14 in the Defiance Community Auditorium. The pageant committee is seeking contestants. Young women are eligible if they are between the ages of 17 and 24, are single and have never been married or pregnant, and live, work, or go to school in Ohio. The areas of competition are talent, interview, swimsuit, and evening wear. There are no entry fees. The program is affiliated with the Children's Miracle Network, and each contestant will be asked to obtain sponsors to contribute a total of $100 to the Children's Miracle Network. Information from Shirley LeMaster, entries chairman, at 419-782-9693 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Greater Toledo Sewing Guild meets at Common Space Library, 1700 Reynolds Rd., Toledo, at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Call: 419-535-1064.
•Holey Toledo Knitters Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd. Call: 419-537-9325.
•Crochet Now of the Crochet Guild of America meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd. Call: 419-241-2683.
•Photo Arts Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Call 419-536-8422 or visit toledophotoartsclubcom.
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