Northview High School production, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 7:30 p.m. April 22 to 24 and 2:30 p.m. April 25 at the school, 5403 Silica Dr. Tickets: $8 or $6 for seniors and students.
Earth Week at Lourdes College, Convent Boulevard, features Life Lab nature experience, 3 to 4 p.m. April 21; Earth-aware Art Show and Auction, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 22; Eco-friendly vegetarian meals, available April 23 on campus. Information: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Sweet Dreams community card party, 7 to 10 p.m. April 24, Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St. Tallies, $7.50, include refreshments and prizes.
Rummage sale at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd., 9 am. to 6 p.m. April 23 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24.
Toledo Astronomical Association's 2010 Astronomy Day, April 24, shares astronomy with young people. Schedule: Solar viewing, 10 a.m. to noon at Olander Park's Nederhouser Shelter House, and 1 to 4 p.m. at Imagination Station downtown Toledo. General viewing from 8 to 11 p.m. at Olander Park, Nederhouser Shelter House. Details: 419-535-8775.
Maplewood Elementary School Carnival on May 7, requesting donations of raffle prizes, certificates, services, or merchandise by April 23. 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. 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. 419-882-4865.
Friday dance every week, Diehn American Legion Post 468 at 5580 Centennial Rd., 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5. Music by the Silver Creek Band or the Silver Lights Band, food. 419-882-9080
Springfield Schools, additional school funding information meetings: 6:30 p.m. April 21 at Springfield Middle School, 7001 Madison St.; 6:30 p.m. April 22 at Holloway Elementary School, 6611 Pilliod Rd. Citizens for Springfield Schools meeting, 5:30 pm. April 26 at the administration offices, 6900 Hall St.
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.
Blessing of the Bikes at 12:30 p.m. April 25, sponsored by the Holland Post 646 American Legion Riders, 1074 Clarion Ave.
Spring dinner dance, Friendship Park Community Center, 2930 131st St., 6 to 10 p.m. April 24. Music by the Sounds Great Band. Admission: $10 for dinner and dance; $5 for dance only or dinner only. Reservations suggested: 419-936-3079.
Sandusky Veterans Home fundraiser, 2 p.m. April 24, American Legion Riders Post 110 at 5119 Summit St. Cost, $3. Collecting items for vets. Serving sloppy joes, dessert, veggies, and chips. Raffles, door prizes.
Arbors at Sylvania will host Mayor Mike Bell at a luncheon April 27 at the home, 7120 Port Sylvania Dr.
Social Dance sponsored by ProMedica Cancer Institute, 7 to 11 p.m. April 24 at Reynolds Reception Center at Reynolds Road and Hill Avenue. 419-469-3716.
Annual Glass City Marathon, April 25, starting at the University of Toledo Bancroft Street campus. Marathon, half marathon, and relay team start at 7 a.m. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. Post-race party in parking lot 10. A percentage of proceeds go to Great Lakes Center for Autism. glasscitymarathon.org
GLAD Federated Women's Club bus trip to Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Mich., April 24. boarding at 8:45 a.m. at the Home Depot on Secor Road. Return to Toledo at around 6 p.m. For ages 21 and over. Reservations: 419-344-4865 or 419-381-6579.
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. Free parking. Arbor Day class by Greg LaBarge, 7 p.m. April 29.
Bowl for Kids' Sake, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio, 6 p.m. April 23, Swanton Sports Center, 610 North Main St. Minimum pledge, $30 adults and $20 students. 419-337-9208.
Flea Dip for cats and dogs and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24, Tractor Supply Company 14400 U.S. 20, Wauseon. Free will donation for the “doggie dip.” No aggressive pets, please. All proceeds will benefit the newly formed Fulton County Humane Society.
Toledo School for the Arts Thespian Troupe, staged reading of With Their Eyes, 7 p.m. April 23 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1201 Madison Ave. downtown. Donation, $5.
A craft and gift show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 at Calvary Bible Chapel Hall, 3740 West Alexis Rd. Breakfast and lunch foods will be available for purchase. The event includes free admission and parking, 50/50 drawings, and $1 silent ticket auction. The event benefits the Salvation Army and the Toledo Humane Society, which will be collecting nonperishable food and pet food. The Humane Society will also have animals on site for adoption. For information on the event or to rent space call 419-537-7657 or email@example.com.
Spring luncheon fund-raiser, Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center, noon April 23, Gladieux Meadows, Heatherdowns Boulevard. Reservations required, $100. 419-244-3053.
Health Fair at Warren A.M.E. Church, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24, 915 Collingwood Blvd. Sponsored by Faith in Motion Fitness. Free health screenings, children's activities. Gospel rap artist B.O.S.S. performs 11 a.m.
Lucas County Retired Teachers luncheon at Brandywine Country Club, noon April 29. Reservations and $16 (checks to LCRTA) are due by April 22 to Kathleen Brunt, 3460 Shadywood Circle, Lambertville, MI 48144.
Central Catholic High School, Punt, Pass, Kick for the Cure, 6 and 7:30 p.m. April 23 and 30 at the school's Gallagher Stadium. Powder puff flag football games to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Tickets at the gate are $3 adults, $2 students per evening or $5 adults and $3 students for both dates.
Central Catholic High School, Festival of the Lively Arts and Spring Open House, 5 to 7 p.m. April 29 at the school, 2550 Cherry St. The school's Spring Concert will be at 7 p.m. Art, international cuisine, drama, music, and poetry, plus school tours are scheduled. A silent auction of student work will benefit Haiti. The Toledo Diocese “Year for Priests” art show will be on display. Admission is free.
Women's 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.
Charmed and Cherished Wine Event and Auction, a fund-raiser 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.
Motorcycle safety training courses offered through October, Owens Community College, Oregon Road. Register: 800-GO-OWENS.
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. Show at 8 p.m. with comedian Mark Poolos. Tickets, $15. For ages 18 and older. Cash bar, menu available. 419-867-9041.
Toledo Public Schools preschool program is enrolling ages 3 and 4 for the 2010-2011 school year. Classes meet mornings or afternoons, Monday through Thursday. Cost is $350 per year; fee waivers available. Space is limited. 419-671-8755.
Essay contest for grades K-12, the 2010 Ruth Blank Venner and Mary Jane Blank McCormick essay contest, “A Salute to American Heroes: A Letter from Home,” is open through May 8. Write a letter of no more than 500 words to your hero of today or from the past. Contest forms available at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library branches and Bookmobile. Prizes awarded. Visit toledolibrary.org or call 419-259-5207.
The Choraliers, under director Brian Seever, seek alto, tenor, and bass voices. Rehearsals under way for “Give Us That Spotlight,” May 13-15, Fassett Middle School, Oregon. 419-698-1862.
YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral offers assistance in locating affordable child care and in becoming a child care provider in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams, and Wood counties. Call: 419-255-5519 or 800-632-3052.
Caring Alternatives Inc., individual and family recovery therapy and a weekly support group. Volunteers help solicit donations and raise awareness of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 734-242-8711.
Inverness Caddies Alumni Association meets at Charlie's Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave., Sylvania Township, 8:15 a.m. the first Wednesday each month. 419-537-1064.
The Ohio State Bar Association offers continuing education courses. Kenneth A. Brown, 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426.
Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 6:30 p.m. dinner meetings first Thursday of month, Bob Evans Restaurant, 6420 Kit Lane, Maumee, 1-5 p.m. the fourth Saturday of month. 419-472-1331.
Czech Dancers Polka Club will hold dances from 2 to 6 p.m. and dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Sundays beginning in May at the Czech Hall, State Rts. 120 and 109 in Seward, Fulton County, about once a month. Details: 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. 419-476-3884.
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