•Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce annual arts and crafts festival takes place from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. The festival features 180 juried arts and craft artisans, regional entertainment, a concession area and an expanded children's area. Free parking and a continuous shuttle is available at Northview High School parking lot, Harroun Park and other areas surrounding Lourdes College.
•American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will conduct one of its Out Of The Darkness community walks on Sept. 20 at Olander Park to raise funds for research and education. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk is at 10. For additional information, call Jodi Hepler at 419-277-1946 or e-mail walk.in.toledo-AFSP@hotmail.com, or call Clay Hepler at 419-290-6291, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Music on the Lawn will be featured Sept. 22 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; admission is free for children 12 and younger. Proceeds will benefit a local charity.
•Origins of Life will be shown at the Appold Planetarium at Lourdes College at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 and 19 and Oct. 10, 17, and 24. Starting with the Big Bang theory, Origins of Life covers the pre-biotic chemistry in the universe, the formation of stars, solar systems, and the first life on Earth. Additionally, the show reviews the extinctions and search for life beyond Earth. Adult tickets are $4 and $3 for children 12 and younger. Call: 419-517-9987; reservations are suggested.
•King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd., is taking orders for Angel Food Ministries. About $60 worth of fresh and frozen food can be purchased by anyone in need for $30. Orders will be taken at the church from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, and from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 12. Call 419-882-6488.
•Learn how the rules of behavior and etiquette have changed over the years. Join the Sylvania Area Historical Society at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the center, 5717 North Main St., when historian Glenna Jo Christen will share a look into the roles of social order and power dictating how to behave. Learn who set the rules, why there are regional differences, and what early standards of etiquette remain to this day. The meeting is free and open to the public.
•Rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd.
•Friendship Park Community Center will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the center, 2930 131st St. Tables can be rented for $15. Food and beverages will be sold throughout the day. Information: 419-936-3079.
•David Swanson, a Washington activist and author, will speak on his new book, Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union, at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Sanger Branch Library on Central Ave.
•St. Clement Fun Fest is scheduled from 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 11, 4 p.m.-midnight Sept. 12, and noon-6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the church, 3030 Tremainsville Rd.
•Bunco Club of Toledo invites women of all ages, races, and religions to join. No experience necessary. Open to the public. Reserve your space now. Registration is $20 per player and lunch is included. Games run from 1:30-6 p.m. Sept. 20 and Nov. 8 at 2439 Tremainsville Rd. Lunch is from 1:45-2:15 p.m. Details from Jennifer, 419-787-3365 or BuncoClub.net.
•Toledo Choral Society will hold auditions and begin rehearsals for Handel's Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Augsburg Lutheran Church on Sylvania Ave. For those not available Sept. 14, there will be auditions and rehearsals at 10 a.m. Saturday mornings at Unity Church on Executive Pkwy., beginning Sept. 19. Information: 419-531-9483.
•The Village Players present Squabbles, a comedy, sponsored by Sunset Auxiliary Sept. 13 at the theater, 2740 Upton Ave. A reception begins at 1 p.m. followed by the play at 2. Tickets are $15 per person from Sandy Tapola, 419-882-7563.
•Rummage sale takes place from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Neapolis Church of Christ, Central and Main streets. The Heavenly Cafe will be open from 8:30-5:30 p.m. for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Sept. 10 and 11. The cafe will move outdoors Sept. 12 with special treats for the Neapolis Melon Fest. Sept. 12 is $2 for brown bags and half price on other items.
•Blood drive will be held at the Swanton American Legion Hall, 200 South Hallett Ave., from noon-6 p.m. Sept. 15. Donors are eligible for a chance to win a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 from Napoleon Harley-Davidson. To set appointments visit givelife.org and enter AMERLEGSWANTON or call Bea Kovacs at 419-340-0987.
•Fulton County Democratic Women's Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Rosie's Family Cafe, 1290 Shoop Ave. The featured speaker will be Brenda Griffith, northwest Ohio liaison for Secretary of State Jennifer Bruners.
•Pat Hayes of Kelleys Island will lead a monarch butterfly tagging demonstration from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 13 on the property of Ed and Carol Nofziger, located near Pettisville on State Rt. 2. The event is sponsored by the Fulton SWCD and the Nofzigers. Hayes will also be discussing the monarchs' habital and their journey southward to Central Mexico for the winter.
•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 email@example.com.
•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.
•Rogers High School is inviting all former varsity cheerleaders to participate in this year's homecoming activities. Contact Mrs. Hernandez at 419-671-1000 for details. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 18.
•Fifth annual citywide 'Support the Troops' will be 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Friendship Park, 2930 131st St. in Point Place. Master of Ceremonies will be WTOL Channel 11 News Anchor Jerry Anderson. Entertainment will be provided by the Pac Band and America's Pride. Participants include the Armed Forces Honor Guard and Rifle Salute, the Patriot Guard Riders, the Sea Cadets and Young Marines, Sven Kroyer/Bag Pipes, and the Springfield High School Jr. ROTC. Take a lawn chair and mosquito spray.
•National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Beta Gamma Chapter of Toledo, will sponsor its inaugural Calla Lily educator's award luncheon Oct. 10 at The Pinnacle in Maumee. Special honors and an award will be given to individuals who go beyond the call of duty to help students achieve their potential. A person, group or organization may nominate classroom instructors, school administrators, college professors, sports coaches, community leaders, day-care providers, and parent leaders who meet the above qualifications. Any person or organization who would like to nominate an individual may obtain a list of the award's criteria and an application by calling 419-243-8757 or 419-536-5053. The nomination deadline is Sept. 14.
•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 to 5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Call 419-472-1331.
•34th annual Miss Northwestern Ohio Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Ohio and Miss America scholarship pageants, will be Nov. 14 in the Defiance Community Auditorium. The pageant committee is seeking female contestants between the ages of 17 and 24, who are single, 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 combined $100 to the Children's Miracle Network. Information from Shirley LeMaster, entries chairman, at 419-782-9693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
•DC4K, a program for children ages 5-12 of families experiencing divorce and separation, and DivorceCare, a program for adults experiencing divorce and/or separation, will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday from Sept. 15 to Dec. 8 at 18029 County Road C, Wauseon, Ohio Information and to register: 419-337-4776.
•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.
•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 toledophotoartsclub.com.
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