Author Denise Brennan-Nelson will be in residence on March 24 at Sylvania Schools' Whiteford Elementary School, 4708 Whiteford Rd. At a 1:45p.m. assembly, she will discuss her writing and her books.
2010 Showcase Sylvania Business Expo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27, Sylvania Sports and Exhibition Center at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave. Sponsored by the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce, more than 140 area businesses will show products and services, including products at an energy fair. Children's area, entertainment, music and dance, door prizes. Taste of Sylvania will offer specialty foods. Student ArtFest 2010 at the Sylvania Senior Center.
Rummage sale, First Christian Church, 5271 West Alexis Rd., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 and 9 a.m. to noon March 27. Last-day bag sale, $2.50 per bag.
Student ArtFest 2010, Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27, sponsored by the Sylvania Community Arts Commission.
Friday dance every week, Diehn American Legion Post 468 at 5580 Centennial Rd., 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Cover, $5. Music by the Silver Creek Band or the Silver Lights Band, food, cash bar. Information: 419-882-9080.
Separation and divorce support group, nondenominational, at St. Joseph Parish, 5373 Main St.,6:30-9 p.m. every Tuesday through May 4. 419-885-5791.
Rogers High School musical, Grease is 7:30 p.m. March 26 and 27 in the school theater, 222 McTigue Drive. A dinner cabaret is March 25, with dinner at 6:30 and performance at 7:30. Tickets: 419-671-1000, ext. 2315.
Spaghetti dinner, silent-auction benefit for Gregg Trumbull, Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Drive, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 27. Dance and music program at 6. Tickets: $13 adults, $5 children; available by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual auction, Emmanuel Christian School, 4607 Laskey Rd., 1 to 4 p.m. March 27. More than 700 items will be available.
Spring book lovers event, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27. Celebrate writing and romantic fiction. Meet published romance authors and network with others. Free.
International Music Association dance, Conn-Weissenberger American Legion, 2020 West Alexis Rd., 3 to7 p.m. March 28. Music by Squeeze Box, led by Ted Lange and Molly Busta. Doors open at 1. Light lunch served at 2. Members, $10. Guests, $13.
The Knight Academy, 110 Arco Drive, a co-ed charter school for students in grades 5-8, will host an open house, 5-7 p.m. March 31. The open house features admissions information and tours of the new facility. The academy is enrolling students for the next school year and will also offer summer classes in several subjects. Information: 419-360-0702.
Independent living open house at Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., 1 to 3 p.m. March 24. Tour 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. 419-861-2233. Stroke screenings, April 1. Registration: 800-324-1851. Life-line screening for ages 40 and over, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1. Register by calling 888-653-6441. Cost is $139.
Annual cemetery cleanup by maintenance crews will begin in April. Winter grave decorations must be removed by April 1, or they will be removed by the crews. 419-865-0239, ext. 18.
Boy Scout Troop 167, pancake breakfast fund-raiser for tents and cooking equipment, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 11, Holy Trinity Church community room, 2649 U.S. 20.
Storytimes for ages 4-5, Delta Public Library, 402 Main St., 10 a.m. Tuesdays through April 20. 419-822-3110.
Fulton County Pheasants Forever fund-raiser, April 10 at Founder's Hall, Sauder Village, Archbold. Dinner at 6:15 p.m. followed by a program and scholarship award at 7:30. Framed prints, silent auction, raffles, games scheduled. Doors open at 4:30. Tickets: $80 per couple, $60 single, $20 for youths. Free for ages 12 and under. Tickets available by e-mailling: email@example.com
DC4K, for children ages 5-12 of families facing divorce or separation, North Clinton Mennonite Church, 831 West Linfoot St., 6:30 p.m. Mondays through April 5. Information: 419-337-4776.
Lucas County Retired Teachers Association lunch, Toledo Club, 235 14th St., noon March 24. “Chip” Carstensen, president of Buckeye CableSystem, will speak on “Tooling the Information Highway.” Take towels and washcloths for donation to the Beach House. For information, call 419-531-5906.tInformation session about completing a bachelor's degree, 6 p.m. March 25, Rocket Hall, Room 1530, University of Toledo, Dorr Street and Secor Road. Information on Adult Liberal Studies or Individualized Degree Program. Free; reservations required, 419-530-3311.
Pictures with your pooch and the Easter Bunny, noon to 3 p.m. March 27-28, PetCo, Monroe and Talmadge. Proceeds benefit Animal House Rescue Inc. 419-344-3702.
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, performed by the Palm Sunday Choir and Orchestra and the Ohio Northern University Singers, 7 p.m. March 28, Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. Bernard Sanchez, conductor. Free. 419-473-1167.
Queen of the Planet Earth fund-raiser, 5 p.m. March 28, co-sponsored by the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., to commemorate National Women's History Month. Talks by women leaders including keynote speaker Kelly Miner. Performance by Self Expression Teen Theater. Tickets: $10 from SETT, 1001 Indiana Ave.
St. John's Jesuit High School spring musical, Guys and Dolls, at the Valentine Theatre, 510 Adams St. Performances are 7 p.m. March 26 and 27 and matinee shows at 2. March 27 and 28. Tickets available at the Valentine box office.
“A Knight of Insight: Parenting Your Son,” a talk by the Rev. Ron Olszewski, 7:15 p.m. March 31 in St. Francis de Sales High School chapel, 2323 West Bancroft St. 419-531-1618, ext. 351.
Pierogi dozen sale by Echoes of Poland Folk Song and Dance Ensemble: cheese, kraut, and potato pierogi, $8 per dozen. Advance orders only; 419-475-6262 or 419-531-8658. Pickup 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 26, PRCUA Hall, 5255 North Detroit Ave.
March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month: Women on the Move cocktail event, 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 25, The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Speaker, Zoe Koplowitz, author of The Winning Spirit — Life Lessons Learned in Last Place. 419-350-6320.
Fairlawn Haven Auxiliary Auction, 3:30 to7:30 p.m. March 25 and 4 to 9 p.m. March 26, Founders Hall, Sauder Village, State Rt. 2, Archbold. Health fair begins 3:30 p.m. March 25; auction at 5 p.m. March 26. Hand-crafted quilts, furniture, and toys. International Ten Thousand Villages store displays and sale. Visit fairlawnhaven.com or call 419-445-3075.
Annual Sister Gretchen's Easter Bake and Craft Sale, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 26 and 9:30 a.m. to noon March 27, Evergreen Room, Rosary Care Center, Lourdes College campus, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.
Toledo Ski Club annual meeting, 7:30 to 9 p.m. March 26, Danberry Building, 3555 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee. Appetizers at6:30. Annual meeting, nominations, and election, toledoskiclub.net.
Prom dress resale fund-raiser, 4 to 9:30 p.m. March 27 and 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 March 28 at Arcade Shoppes, Country Charm Shopping Plaza, 110 West South Boundary St., Perrysburg. Gently used and clean formal dresses, shoes, and accessories available. Proceeds benefit Planned Pethood Inc.
WAVE Festival (Women Artists, Visionaries, and Entrepreneurs), noon to5 p.m. March 27, Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. In honor of Women's History Month, art exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts, entertainment. Proceeds to a local women's charity. Admission is free.
Chocolate Affair benefit for Sylvania Area Family Services, 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 28, Father Wurzel Family Center, St. Joseph Parish, 5411 South Main St., Sylvania. Silent auction, samples of chocolate desserts and confections, entertainment. Tickets, $20 in advance at 419-882-8415 or $25 at the door. For additional information about the benefit: sylvaniaareafamilyservices.org
PRIZM Creative Community book fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 27-28 at the 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St., Perrysburg. New and used books and magazines available. Workshop on children's books at 2:30 March 27. Open mic at 3 p.m. March 28 for visitors to read parts of their literary work. Children's art project and activities, juggling show, acoustic guitar performance. For additional information about the book fair: myprizm.com or 419-872-0019.
The Ohio Great Dane Rescue is having a Yappy Hour for Titan's Journey, at 2 p.m. March 28 at the Village Idiot, 309 Conant St., Maumee. Included for a $10 donation is an all-you-can-eat buffet, raffles, and music by Brian Bocain at2. Joey and the Traitors perform at 3. Titan will make a brief appearance at 2. A cash bar is available. All proceeds benefit the Ohio Great Dane Rescue. Kids 12 and under admitted free.
One-day Ohio Boating Education course, Perrysburg Boat Club, 111 Water St., Perrysburg, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 27, sponsored by the ODNR Division of Watercraft. Fee, $5. Registration required: Maumee Bay Watercraft Office, 419-836-6003.
Motorsports welding program speaker, demonstrations, and display, sponsored by the American Welding Society's Northwest Ohio section and Owens Community College, 6 to 9 p.m. April 1 at the Automotive Technologies Center, OCC, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township. Display of more than 30 competition vehicles. Free. For information, 419-862-2933.
Springtime geocache egg hunt, 1 to 3 p.m. April 3 at Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center Porch, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton. Use your GPS units to find clues, answer the questions, and find spring treats. Fee is $3 for ages 5 to adult. Reservations required: 419-407-9700.
Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 6:30 p.m. dinner meetings first Thursday of month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee. Radio-controlled, sail, and static-boat runs, 1-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of month. Information: 419-472-1331.
English-language classes throughout the Toledo area, for those who speak other languages. Information: 419-824-8539.