Ottawa Hills Community Education's February adult classes open to all: Cooking a meal to remember; Crochet: advanced, beginner; and open bridge for adults. 419-537-9852 or visit ottawahills.org/community_ed.php.
A special book-reading and discussion group at Pilgrim Church, 1375 Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. Feb. 24, March 17, 24, and April 21, 28. Books available for $17.95 paperback, $23 hardcover. Proceeds go to the missions and ministries. 419-478-6012.
Big'z Bar and Grill is a Haiti earthquake relief drop-off location. ISOH/IMPACT leads relief efforts in northwest Ohio. Drop off canned goods, nonperishable food items, bottled water, and medical supplies at Big'z, 2600 West Sylvania Ave. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Donations or checks payable to ISOH/IMPACT, 25182 West River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551. 419-720-9090.
Every Saturday in February, Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy, 3034 Wilford Rd., offers wax services and makeup applications for donations to raise funds for Haiti. To make an appointment call 419-866-4489 or online at toniguyacademy.com.
Euchre tournament 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the KC Hall, 4256 Secor Rd. Entry fee $5.
Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of UT, is guest speaker at noon Feb. 17, American Legion luncheon, Toledo Club, 235 Madison Ave.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of northwest Ohio hosts 2010 Bowl for Kids' Sake bowling event, noon Feb. 20, New Glass Bowl Lanes, 5133 Telegraph Rd. Register at 419-243-4600 ext. 14 or online at bbbsnwo.org.
A public bunco party for women 1:30-6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Tremainsville Hall, 2439 Tremainsville Rd. Lunch1:45-2:15. Register at 419-787-3365.
The Northwest District of the Ohio Association of Colored Women's Club Inc. and Youth Affiliates and GLADettes Federated Club hosts its 6th annual black history extravaganza and soul food buffet 2-5 p.m. Feb. 21 at Local 14 UAW Hall, 5422 Jackman Rd. Music provided by DJ Ice. 419-535-5960.
A Musicians Jam Night 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, VFW Post 3265, 5416 North Summit St.
Friendship Park Community Center, 2930 131st St., hosts family night, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 18, includes games, Wii, parachute, and bingo. Admission $1. Mexican night, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 20. $7, or $6 with membership card for Mexican food and beverages. 419-936-3079.
About $60 worth of fresh and frozen food can be purchased for $30 through Angel Food Ministries at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd. Orders for February are 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 13. 419-882-6488.
The African-American Read-In, a national event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in Ebeid Center in Delp Hall at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd.
A family night planned 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at First Christian Church of Sylvania, 5271 West Alexis Rd. A light dinner, followed by a family movie. Information: 419-882-3313.
Olivet Christian Nursery School offers annual B'Sketti Benefit, 5-7:15 p.m. Feb. 23, 5840 Monroe St. Included is a plate of spaghetti, children's activities, and a 50/50 raffle. 419-882-4616.
Lourdes College offers Celebration of Black History Month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Franciscan Theatre. Participants include the director of Toledo's Board of Community Relations, Juanita Green, poet Annette McClair, and director of the Office of Equity and Diversity at BGSU, Marshall Rose. Musical performance by the Clarence Smith Community Chorus, Lourdes College Chorus and Good Company Ensemble, and the Sylvania Community Orchestra. Free, open to the public.
The Toledo Lucas County Chapter of Project Linus offers its annual “Make A Blanket Day,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 20 at Sonflower Quilts in Saxon Square, 6600 Sylvania Ave. Volunteers who sew and volunteers who do not sew are welcome. All blankets benefit foster children of Lucas County and Toledo Children's Hospital. 419-885-4438 for a shift time.
Project SPEAK (Supporting Parents through Empowerment, Advocacy, and Knowledge) invites parents of children with special needs to a parent-to-parent networking, information sharing opportunity, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Vera & Leo Sekach Community Services Building (Jewish Family Services), 6505 Sylvania Ave. Child care, interpreters, and some transportation assistance available from 419-291-4353.
The 2nd annual Zac & Zane Fight Against Friedreich's Ataxia Disease fund-raiser 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Outback Steakhouse, 401 West Dussel Drive, Maumee. $20 meals, a cash bar, and silent auction. Tickets from 419-705-1360. Proceeds benefit research. Zacandzane.com and curefa.org.
DC4K, a program for children ages 5-12 of families facing divorce or separation, at North Clinton Mennonite Church, 831 West Linfoot St., 6:30 p.m. Mondays through April 5. 419-337-4776.
DivorceCare, a seminar and support group for people experiencing divorce, North Clinton Mennonite Church, 831 West Linfoot St., 6:30 p.m. Mondays through April 5. Child care available. Register 419-337-4776.
St. John's Jesuit Fathers and Mothers Clubs offer Mardi Gras night and reverse raffle Feb. 20 at the school, 5901 Airport Hwy. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 5:30-6:45 p.m., followed by raffle, gaming, and entertainment. $30 for dinner, gaming, and entertainment; $50 includes the reverse raffle (must be 21 to purchase). Information, 419-635-6570 or online at sjjtitans.org.
St. John's Jesuit Academy, 5901 Airport Hwy., will host Information Night at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24.
Ecumenical Bereavement support group will meet March 2. For more information or questions, contact Susie Waible at 419-704-4641.
Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio presents “Red, A Tribute by Tom Mullica” 7 p.m. Feb. 26 (doors open at 6 p.m.) and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 (doors open at 1:30),Bowsher High School auditorium, 2200 Arlington Ave. No tickets at the door. $20. Reserve tickets online at honorflightnwo.org or mail checks payable to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, 4331 Imperial Drive, Toledo, OH 43615. Tickets will be mailed. Information from 419-410-7729.
The Dosti Foundation supports Hut Outreach and Zakuska's Haiti Relief Efforts with music, food, and a silent auction, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 Holland Gardens on Angola Road. Information, 419-345-9550.
The Bowsher High School Choir will host a song and dance performance at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. A sloppy joes and mac/cheese supper will be served. Cost is $5 adults and $3 for children 13 and under; or $15 for family. Information, 419-243-8189.
The Toledo Public Schools/Parent Congress 2010 Fund-raising Expo takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 20 at Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave. Find out what fund-raising companies from around the region offer. Admission is a canned food item or $1 at the door. Details: 419-261-1752.
St. Hyacinth's Altar Rosary Society will host its annual card party noon-4 p.m. Feb. 21 in the school hall, 728 Parkside Blvd. Tallies are $8. Information, 419-535-6671.
Atlas Bridal Shop presents its third annual Fashion Show, project PROM, at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. Area high school students will showcase prom fashions. Doors open at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $5 from Atlas, or $7 at the door. Information online at atlasbridalshop.com.
The Lucas County Bar Association will meet at noon for lunch Feb. 22 at Georgio's Cafe International, 426 North Superior St. The speaker will be Judge William Connelly, Jr. Lunch cost is $10.
The NW Ohio Pituitary Tumor Patient Meeting will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Sylvania Library. Information, 419-318-4044.
The Ohio State Bar Association offers CLE courses for area lawyers. Contact Kenneth A. Brown for information, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426.
St. Ursula Academy will host a Winter Preview Day for prospective students and their families from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the academy, 4025 Indian Rd. Information and registration, 419-329-2209.
Trinity Lutheran Church and School is hosting an open house for families from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 20 at the school, 4560 Glendale Ave. The school is accepting applications for prekindergarten to eighth grade. Information, 419-385-2301.
Irish United of Northwest Ohio will host its annual “Raisin' O' the Green,” from 3-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at The Blarney Irish Pub, 601 Monroe St. Funds will be donated to the Cherry Street Ministries. Tickets are $25 per person, with $20 going to the Mission. Information, 419-217-3715.
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