Spring shindig dinner and dance, Diehn American Legion Post, 5580 Centennial Rd., April 17. Dinner from 6 to 7 p.m., dance from 7;30 to 11:30 p.m. Cost, $12.50; $5 for dance only. Music by Bob Wurst. Reservations: 419-882-9080. Dance held every Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at $5 admission.
Earth Week celebrations by the Sisters of St. Francis at Lourdes College, Convent Boulevard, Sylvania: Tap Water vs. Bottled Water Taste Test, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 in McAlear Hall. Life Lab Nature Experience, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19; limited to 30 participants. Composting Display, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 in McAlear Hall. Carbon footprinting quiz and green pledge, April 20. Prayer for peace holy hour, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 20 in the Queen of Peace Chapel. Environmental club waste audit presentation, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21, McAlear Hall. Full schedule and information: Rebecca Alvarado at email@example.com
Maplewood Elementary School Carnival on May 7, requesting donations of raffle prizes, certificates, services, or merchandise by April 23. Call 419-824-8613.
Downtown Sylvania sidewalk and garage sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22. Spaces available at $35. Payment to Sylvania Historical Village, 5717 North Main St.Call 419-824-4153.
City of Sylvania Museum, 5717 North Main St., has replicas of old buildings including a 1840 log cabin, 1844 one-room school house, carpentry and black smith shops, a 1858 railroad depot, and a Sister City Garden adjoining the museum. Call 419-882-4865.
Daughters of the British Empire annual tea, 2 to 4 p.m. April 17 at St. Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4718 Brittany. Adults $12, child, $6. Free for ages 3 and under. Reservations required: 419-534-3408.
Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, will be portrayed by Mary Louise Glen at the Holland Springfield Spencer Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m. April 22, Holland Community Center, 940 Clarion Ave. 419-304-2342.
Identity Theft seminar, 6:30 p.m. April 15, Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek chapel, 2001 Perrysbyrg-Holland Rd. Free.
Safety Fair, AP Federal Credit Union, 405 North Reynolds Rd., 1 to 4 p.m. April 17. Safety information and demonstrations by 15 vendors. Health screenings, fingerprinting of children, pet care information.
Community Health Fair, 2 to 4 p.m. April 17, Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Information for Minority Cancer Awareness Week, health screenings, nutrition tips, dance lessons, games and activities for all ages.
Salt - Its Place in a Healthy Diet, a health presentation at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., 6 to 8 p.m. April 19. Free, donations welcome.
Therapy Dog Program training, 9 a.m. Saturdays from April 17-May 22, Pilgrim Church, 1375 Sylvania Ave. All breeds welcome; current shot records required. AKC/Good Citizen Certification testing available at 9 a.m. May 22. 419-478-6012.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society benefit dinner, 5 p.m. April 17 to 1 a.m., Knights of Columbus, 4256 Secor Rd. Music, activities. Dinner tickets, $35, must be purchased in advance. Admission only is $25. Adults 21 and older only. Call 419-478-1727.
Earth Day plant exchange of perennial plants, 7 to 8:15 p.m. April 22, Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St. Each plant should be in its own pot with instructions for its care.
Between Two Worlds, a play by Life Stage Theatrical Troupe, Inc., 6:30 p.m. April 18 at St. Caspar Church, 1205 North Shoop Ave. Co-sponsored by Life Beyond Today, a bereavement support group. Free-will offering. Register: 419-335-7071.
Tax Day tea party, 1 to 3 p.m. April 17, Homecoming Park on Lawrence Avenue. Speakers.
Autism Awareness Breakfast, Autism Model School, 4848 Dorr St., 8:15 to 9 a.m. April 16. Reservations: 419-917-8335.
Euchre tournament, Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd., 7 p.m. April 16. Entry fee, $5.
Art Exhibition, Reception at Eberly Center for Women, University of Toledo Bancroft Street campus. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. April 22. Exhibition through May 7, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 419-530-8570.
Annual Glass City Marathon, April 25, starting at the University of Toledo Bancroft Street campus. Marathon, halfmarathon and relay team start at 7 a.m. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. Post race party in parking lot 10. April 24 events: registration and packet pick-up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Opening ceremony at 4 p.m. and pasta dinner at 6. A percentage of proceeds go to Great Lakes Center for Autism. glasscitymarathon.org
Earth Day aluminum beverage can roundup; drop off cans to volunteers between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. April 17 at the Toledo Zoo, Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot entrance. Sponsored by Aluminum Cans for Burned Children of Northwest Ohio.
Shred Days, electronics recycling and document destruction event, 2010 Shred Days, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17, Sylvania Market, 7638 West Sylvania Ave. near King Road, Sylvania. $5 donation. Co-sponsored by The Andersons.
Cardinal Stritch High School's “Stritch-A-Rita-Ville,” 7 p.m. to midnight, May 1, 3225 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Tickets, $25 per person or a table of 10 for $250. Checks must be received April 23. cardinalstritch.org
Lourdes College Luminations Gala, April 24, Convent Boulevard, Sylvania. Cocktails, grazing stations, and silent auction from 6 to 8 p.m., music by the Mazz Band. Performances by the Toledo Ballet, the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony and former Miss America Susan Powell begin at 8 p.m. Desserts and drinks from 9 to 11 p.m. Tickets, $125. 419-824-3751.
Charmed and Cherished Wine Event and Auction, a fundraiser by the Cherished Friends of Ahava, 6 to 8 p.m. May 6, Navy Bistro downtown. Benefits the Ahava Special Guest program for those newly diagnosed with cancer or undergoing treatment for cancer. Tickets, $40. 419-241-5877.
Comedy for the Cure, an Operation Pink Ribbon benefit for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure event, May 14 at Connxtions Comedy Club, 5319 Heatherdowns Blvd. Silent auction, 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets, $15. For ages 18 and older. 419-867-9041.