• Mothers' Center of Greater Toledo Open House at McCord Road Christian Church, 4765 North McCord Rd., Sylvania, 9:45-11:15 a.m. Sept. 9. Children's author Jan Wahl, face painting, balloon artistry and more. Childcare provided. For more information: motherscenter.net.
• Care giver seminar at the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave., every second Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. No charge. Must register for each seminar. Call 419-206-5979.
• Jazz in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5300 Elmer Drive, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 9. Tickets: $5 for members, $65 for students and seniors 60 and older. $7 general admission. Call 419-241-5299.
• Picker's night, 7:30 to 11 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month, American Legion Post 468 at 55809 Centennial Rd. All guitar pickers welcome. Pickers eat free and receive three free drink tickets. 419-601-4653.
• Free beanbag toss tournament at K of C Hall, 4256 Secor Rd., Sept. 11. Preregister by calling Tim Snyder at 419-882-1102 or email@example.com.
• Alexis Congregational Church Annual Rummage Sale, 6202 North Detroit Ave., from 9-5 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4, and from 9-5 p.m. on Sept. 10, and from 9-1 p.m. on Sept. 11 with bag day.
• Hymm Sing-a-long/Ice Cream at Point Place United Church of Christ, 4920 297th St., today at 6:30 p.m. Questions call 419-726-7390.
• Nursing Mom's Group meeting every first Thursday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. at Crossroads Church, 845 East Leggett St. For information: Alanna, Amy, or Maureen at 419-337-6979.
• “Back-to-School” Kid's Fun Fair at the Body of Christ Fellowship Church, 5612 West Bancroft St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11. Free health screenings for children who are without health insurance. Any child requiring eyeglasses will receive a voucher for a free eye examination by a local eye doctor and a voucher for a free pair of eyeglasses. The Toledo Health Department will provide immunizations. All children who attend will receive free school supplies. Call 419-464-8586.
• Senior Discovery Days at The Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway St., 419-385-5721, Sept. and Oct. Free admission and special events each Tuesday. Call to reserve a spot on a specific tour at ext. 2110. For information: toledozoo.org/events/seniordiscovery.
• Toledo's 4th Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Sept. 11, at Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 419-882-8313. Registration at park at 9 a.m. with walk at 10 a.m. To register, donate or learn more: outofthedarkness.org.
• Free English Classes for speakers of other languages through the Owens Community College ABLE Program in the Washington Local Campus site, 3939 Wrenwood, Toledo, 419-473-2364. Classes will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m.
• Wildwood Preserve, 5100 West Central Ave., has these activities scheduled: Tea in the Solarium, Manor House, noon to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 3, cost $7 and $.60 for each additional item, to register call 419-490-1302; Troubleshoot Your Landscape, Metroparks Hall, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 4, cost $10. Reservations needed; 419-407-9700.
• Side Cut Explorer: Side Cut Park, 1025 West River Rd., Maumee, Riverview Area, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Tuesdays through October. Cruise along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal in an open air trolley. Wheelchair accessible tram. Reservations needed. Cost: $2. 419-407-9700
• Glass City Singles Dance and Parties, for singles 21 and up at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns, Sept. 5, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., toledosingles.com.
• Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor has scheduled narrated history and architectural tours aboard the Sandpiper boat on the Maumee River through September. The cruises travel upstream from downtown Toledo and visit such highlights as the SS Willis Boyer freighter, the grain elevators, the casino location, estate homes in Eagle Point Colony, and one of the nation's busiest railroad bridges. Historian Fred Folger will narrate the tours. Dates for the two-hour cruises are 1 p.m. Sept. 5, and 1 p.m. Sept. 19. The cost is $18 per person, or $15 for members of any historical organization in the Maumee Valley. For reservations, call the Sandpiper at 419-537-1212.
• Jermain Park Shuffleboard Club plays 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week through September at Upton and North Cove. To join, call 419-824-5173.
• Bed bugs is the topic at Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Drive, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 2. Dr. Susan Jones, OSU Extension Entomologist and Researcher will give the latest information, identification tools, and control techniques. Free and open to the public. For reservations call 419-578-6783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Local 14 Women's Committee Annual Flea Market at the UAW Local 14 Hall, 5411 Jackman Rd., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 12. Park-N-Shine Car Show at Oscar Bunch Family Park. Vendors space available inside or out, $15 or $10 each. Contact: Robin Marr, 419-297-0609 or Lori Schultz, 419-344-4791.
• Ecumenical Bereavement Support Group at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish in the Emmaus Room, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Speaker: Susie Waible-Rose.
• Flag Football, City of Toledo Division of Recreation and Toledo Community Recreation Program, ages: 6-8 years, 9-11 years, 12-14 years; $150/team, individuals welcome. Games at Scott Park Sports Complex, Monday-Friday, begining Sept. 14, 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. To register call, Jim at 419-936-3090 or 419-356-1077 by Sept. 1. Flag Football information will be held on Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Zablocki Center, 3015 Lagrange St.
• Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club's 39th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show at the Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 2-8 p.m. Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 11, and 5 p.m. Sept. 12. Donation is $4 for adults, $3 for students and seniors over 55 with ID. Children under 12 with an adult and scouts in uniform are free.
• “Singing for Survivors” Karaoke Fund-raiser to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk, 4-8 p.m. Sept. 5 at El Camino Real Mexican Restaurant, 2500 Sylvania Ave., in the basement dining room. $5 donations will be accepted to participate in karaoke. The restaurant will have an all-you-can-eat taco bar for $10, with LLS receiving $5 from each meal. Contact: Charmaine Davis, 216-370-7855 or email@example.com; Sheri Kellner at 216-910-1217.
• Auditions: Adult singers needed for the musical fundraiser hosted by the Perrysburg Musical Theatre Company. The musical “Mostly Menken” will feature songs of Alan Menken, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Perrysburg High School auditorium and hosted by Broadway actor Jody Madaras. PMT will be holding an open call by appointment from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Ave. Please prepare a brief Broadway or Disney song that shows voice and range. No rock. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Adults will be featured in solo, duet, and group members. Call for appointment 419-270-3224 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 5th Annual Molly Margaret Memorial Golf Outing at Bedford Hills Golf Club, 6400 Jackman Rd., Temperance, Mich., Sept. 11. Four man scramble at 1 p.m. Cost: $100 per person. Mission is to provide assistance to the families of children with severe heart defects. Donations to The Molly Margaret Foundation can be made to any Key Bank.
• Fall Friday Fit at Wildwood Preserve, Visitor Center, 5100 West Central Ave., Toledo. Build a healthy life-style by moderately weekly walk, 45 minutes, rain or shine except electrical storm, begining Sept. 3 through Oct 22, 7-8 p.m. Fee: $35. Nature programs for kids, Trail Detectives, ages 7-12 years, Sept. 4, 2-3:30 p.m. Reservations or for other programs: 419-407-9700 or metroparksprograms.com.
• The Wood County Historical Museum and 900 Blue Star Museums across the country are offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families now through Sept. 6. 419-352-0967 or arts.gov.