Office of Village Life Winter classes, 3602 Indian Rd. For children, young adults, and adults. For information: 419-537-9852 or Villagelife@nwoca.net.
Music, dancing, jam session, 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, VFW Post 3265, 5416 North Summit St. Area musicians invited to participate. 419-729-9282.
Valentine Party, Joseph W. Diehn American Legion Post 468, 5580 North Centennial Rd., dinner 7-8 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Monday. Must have reservations, $35 a couple or $18 a person, includes dinner and dance. Dance only, $7 a person at the door. Send check or money order to American Legion 468, P.O. Box 468, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.
Toledo Astronomical Association and Olander Park System conducting a public viewing (weather permitting) at the Nederhouser Community Hall of Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., 7-9 p.m., Friday. Free. Information: Frank Merritt, 419-535-8775, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toledo/Lucas County Chapter of Project Linus is having its annual "Make A Blanket Day" at Sonflower Quilts, Saxon Square, 6600 Sylvania Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 19. Sewers and nonsewers are welcome. All blankets made benefit the Foster Children of Lucas County, Mercy's Children's Hospital, and Toledo Children's Hospital. To register: Sonflower Quilts, 419-885-4438.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting at Advent Lutheran Church, 6735 Sylvania Ave. at McCord, Sylvania. Two groups: 9:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Monday. Call 419-478-1103.
Angel Food Ministries, King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd., taking orders 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Anyone in need can buy approximately $60 worth of fresh and frozen food for $31. Orders can also be placed online with credit cards: AngelFoodMinistries.com for pickup at the church. Information: 419-882-6488.
Sylvania Heritage Museum's Annual Student Art Show, featuring artwork by students from Sylvania Elementary Schools, 5717 North Main St. through March 16. Individual school receptions, 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Sylvania Recreation programs for Sylvania Recreation District residents: kids energy zone (pre-K), youth baseball (grades 5-8), iceless hockey (grades K-5), and martial arts. Now accepting registration for summer adult softball leagues and youth outdoor soccer leagues. Information or to register: playsylvania.com or 419-882-1500.
Christian 12-Step Recovery group for any addiction, compulsion, or co-dependency, Christ The King Church Parish Hall Building, downstairs Teachers' Lounge, 4100 Harvest Lane, between Monroe St. and Sylvania Ave., 7 p.m. every Thursday. Information call Ron, 419-885-1465 or the parish offices, 419-475-4348.
Craft Supplies Bazaar, Blessed Sacrament Elementary School Gym (the old gym), 2216 Castlewood Drive at Bellevue Rd., 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Table rental $20, half table $10. Supports middle school building fund. Call Laura, 419-475-8171 or Cathy, 419-578-9021 to register.
Block Watch Meeting at Blessed Sacrament Neighborhood Center, 4227 Bellevue Rd., 7 p.m., Monday. Councilman Tom Waniewski is to give an update on his plans for the "Sylvania Avenue Mile" and surrounding area..
The Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society presents Jazz Master, Delfeayo Marsalis. Free public lecture at University of Toledo Center For Performing Arts, Recital Hall, 2801 West Bancroft St., 7:30 p.m., tomorrow, with Matthew Wikander, UT professor of English, "When It Sounds Good, It Is Good: Duke Ellington on Shakespeare." Master Class by Delfeayo Marsalis for students in the Recital Hall, 3:30 p.m., Sunday. Concert For Lovers with Delfeayo performing "Sweet Thunder" honoring Duke Ellington and Shakespeare at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, 2445 Monroe St., 7:30 p.m., Monday, tickets, $75, $45, and $25, 419-246-8000.
Toledo Opera Gala, The Romance of the Ring with soloists Deborah Mayer, soprano; Michael Hayes, tenor; and Gustav Andreassen, bass with the Toledo Symphony, at the Peristyle, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., 8 p.m., Saturday. Tickets: $30; student tickets available one-half hour prior to curtain for $10; senior citizen and group discounts also available. Tickets: ToledoOpera.org or 419-255-7464. Wagnerian soprano Jane Eaglen will speak about her life, career and challenges of singing Wagner's music in the Green Room, 7 p.m., Saturday.
The Toledo Mothers of Twins Club, meeting in the Croxton Auditorium at the Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd., social time 7 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Support group for mothers, foster mothers, and guardians of multiple births meets the second Thursday of each month through June. 419-472-5032 or tmotc.org.
The Greater Toledo Volkswagen Club annual winter meeting at Tony Packo's Restaurant, 1902 Front St., noon, Sunday. New members welcome.
Glass City Singles Valentine's Day dance party, Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., 6-10 p.m., Sunday. Raffle and more. Cost: $10. Information: 734-856-8963.
Festive Gala: Mayor Mike Bell and Toledo Sister Cities International will sign a Sister City pact with a delegation from Hyderabad, a city in the province of Sindh, Pakistan, then host a gala dinner to celebrate at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., 6 p.m., Tuesday. Featuring ethnic music, food, and a fashion show. Tickets: $35. Checks may be made payable to Toledo Sister Cities International with "Toledo-Hyderabad Committee," in the memo line. Information and registration, Dr. Ali, 419-908-0440, or email@example.com or Jessica Weinberg, 419-535-3214.
Toledo School for the Arts Faculty Art Exhibition, Gallerie 333, 333 14th St., Mondays through Fridays through Feb. 28. Displayed will be feature paintings, photography, drawings, and three-dimensional works of art. For appointment, call 419-246-8732, ext. 291, visit ts4arts.org.
Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587 Vaudeville Show "Baggy Pants," 2020 West Alexis Rd., 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., show 7 p.m., Saturday. Menu: top round beef, baked chicken, roast pork. Cost: $16. Reservations, 419-386-5058.
Nourishing Our Children -- Part 2, Grace Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 4441 Monroe St., 6-8 p.m., Feb. 22. Topics: toxins in our environment and how to avoid them, touching on fluoride, MSG, and others. Donations welcome. Reservations: Kris, 419-836-7637 or visit WAPFToledo.org.
Foster Care and Adoption Classes; Lucas County Children Services seeking foster and adoptive families. Accelerated training session will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, Feb. 19 through March 26. Classes cover two topics each day. To register for the free classes, which are required for anyone seeking to become a foster or adoptive parent, or to get more information, call 419-213-3336 or lucaskids.net.
I.M.A. Polka Dance, Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Hall, 2020 West Alexis Rd., doors open 1 p.m., lunch 2 p.m., music 3-7 p.m., Feb. 13. Randy Krajewski's Hallmark Band. 419-478-6068.
Divorced and Separated Support Group in the conference room at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., 7-9 p.m., Tuesday. 419-381-1540.
Free English classes for speakers of other languages, Owens Community College ABLE Program, Washington Local campus, 3939 Wrenwood. Classes are 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Free adult basic education classes toward the GED also offered. 419-473-2364.
Valentines Passion: Chocolate and Candlelight at Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, 7-9 p.m., Sunday. Self-guided winter walk along a wooded candlelit trail. Desserts, hot cocoa, and soft music at the lodge. Cost: $10. Reservations: 419-407-9701.
Sweetheart Dinner Dance, 2301 Detroit Ave., Maumee, 5 p.m.-midnight,, Saturday. Dinner: steak or shrimp. Music by Sneakers Band. Cost: $15. Details: maumeeeagles.com or 419-893-3952.
Toledo Astronomical Association and Olander Park System public viewing (weather permitting) at the Nederhouser Community Hall of Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, 7-9 p.m., Friday. Free. Information: Frank Merritt, 419-535-8775, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fort Meigs Bentley Lecture Series, Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 29100 West River Rd., Perrysburg, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17. Denver Brunsman, assistant professor of history, Wayne State University, will present "Revolutionary Detroit: The Making of a British Loyalist Stronghold." Information: 800-283-8916 or fortmeigs.org or ohiohistory.org.
Owens Community College Literacy Committee presents 'Persepolis' Film Screening and discussion, College Hall Room 100, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township, 2 p.m., Tuesday. Growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Information: 567-661-2987 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2987.
Hannah's Socks accepting donations of new socks at Second Sole, the Town Center at Levis Commons, 4130 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, now until mid-March in an attempt to beat the world record for the longest sock chain, then the socks will be given to local charities.
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