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Published: Wednesday, 7/28/2004

What's on: Areawide

Bowling Green

Bloodmobile, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow at Stadium View Apartments, 1700 Juniper Dr.

Rummage sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5-7 at Wood County Senior Center, 305 North Main St.

Immunization clinic open weekdays at Wood County Health Department, 1840 East Gypsy Lane. Walk-in or call 419-352-8402.

Bingo at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at VFW Post 1148 at 719 South Main St. Doors open 5:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids

Country concert on the lawn, noon-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Grand Rapids Sportsmen's Club, 11900 Jeffers Rd. Members, $5. Guests, ages 5-21/$3; ages 22 and older/$10. Chicken barbecue available. Information: 419-832-9915.

Noon lunches for seniors 60 and older, Fridays, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 239019 Kellogg Rd. Donation $2. Information: 1-800-367-4935.

Holland

Teen picnic, 2 p.m. today, to end the summer reading club program at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Register: 419-259-5240.

Babysitting clinics for ages 11 and older at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10. $25.

Preserving Memories: Beyond Scrapbooking, 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Picture quilts, online photo publishing, and other ways to preserve family memories. Take a project for show and tell. Registration: 419-259-5240.

Maumee

Memory and Aging: What's Normal, What's Not, 7-8:30 p.m. today at Swan Pointe Care Center, Inc., 3600 Butz Rd.

Summer Reading Club members end of summer party, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd.

Monclova Twp.

Homecoming Festival Aug. 14 on the grounds of the community center, 8115 Monclova Rd. Parade, chicken barbecue, craft show and flea market, children's games, live entertainment, and 50/50 Raffle by Monclova Historical Foundation for part of its capital improvement fund campaign, 4 p.m.

Perrysburg

Immunization clinic, Aug. 11 (WIC only) and Aug. 24, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St. Take shot records.

Healthy Hearts, women's step aerobics and more, 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at First Baptist Church, 590 West South Boundary. Free classes, registration required: 419-874-3546.

Farmer's Market downtown 4-8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 7. Plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, art.

577 Foundation classes at 577 East Front St. for adults and children. Information: 419-874-4174.

Reynolds

Corners

Red Cross babysitting class for ages 11 and older, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Tuesday at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. $25.

Internet classes for seniors and beginners, August at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Call to register.

Rossford

Co-ed adult power volleyball league, 6-8:30 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 19-Dec. 5 and Jan. 9-March 13. Fee per team, per session, $195.

Babysitting workshop for ages 11 and older, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 11-12 at Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie hwy. Fee, $25, due Aug. 11.

Bingo on Thursdays 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church McAlear Center, 628 Lime City Rd. Doors open at 5 p.m.; early bird at 6 p.m. Information: 419-666-1393.

South Toledo

Food tasting for grades 5-8 at 2-3 p.m. today at Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr. Try a variety of foods to test your taste buds. Old Fashioned Carnival for elementary school children, 2 p.m. Tuesday, with games and treats.

Movie, Finding Nemo, for grades K-4, from 1:30-3:10 p.m. today at Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. Free.

Discover the world of insects, 2 p.m. today at South branch library, 1638 Broadway St. Make a ladybug to take. For grades K-4.

Car wash and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Church of St. Andrew, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Free will donation for car wash.

Blood drive: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Boys and Girls Club of Toledo, One Aurora Gonzales Dr.

Old Fashioned Carnival, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr. Games and treats for elementary school children. Free.

Community Fun Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Glendale Presbyterian Church, 4609 Glendale Ave. Garage sale, bake sale, garden cafe, kids activities, preschool tours. Information: 419-385-3567.

Rummage and bake sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7 and 10 a.m. to end of sale Aug. 8 at Adams Twp. American Legion Hall at 206 South Byrne Rd.

Never Too Old to Surf: Internet 101 for older adults, 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. Registration required: 419-259-5270.

Babysitting clinic for ages 11 and older, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17 at Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr. $25. Register now.

Spencer Twp.

Rarest of the Rare Species weekend, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7-8 at Kitty Todd Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd., just west of Eber Road off Airport Highway. Rare plants and animals, native wildflower garden, walking trails. Guided hikes at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 7. Admission and events are free. Information: 419-867-1521.

Restore an ancient sand dune at Kitty Todd Preserve, Aug. 14 at 10420 Old State Line Rd., just west of Eber Road off Airport Highway. Help clear debris. Wear old clothes, boots, long pants, and gloves. Take sack lunch; water provided. Pre-register: 1-877-TNC-OHIO, ext. 42.

Swanton

Kindergarten registration at Swanton Local Schools: pick up registration packets at board office. Register children age 5 on or before Oct. 1. Information: call the school board office.

●High School book discussion 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St. Open to grades 9-12. First meeting will deal with structure of the group. Bring a book to tell others about. Information: 419-826-2760.

Tontogany

Friday Night Homecoming, 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 13, Main Street downtown, sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squad 441, Beer garden serving food opens 6 p.m. Johnny Reed and the HouseRockers blues band start playing at 7:30 p.m.

Tontogany Community Festival, Aug. 14-15 downtown.

Waterville

American folk tunes and old hymns played on an antique pump organ, 1 p.m. Saturday at the Robbins House Museum on River Road. A $1 walking tour of the historic district begins at 2 p.m. The Robbins House and the Sargent House museum next door will be open to the public from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Whitehouse

Whitehouse Community Picnic, 3-7 p.m. Aug. 7 in Whitehouse Park downtown, sponsored by the local chamber of commerce. Children's games, moon walk, pie throwing, raffle. Anthony Wayne Idol singing contest open to ages 12-16 and 17 and over, with a $10 registration fee required in advance. Call 419-877-0634 to register.

Monarch egg hunt, 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 7 at Butterfly House, 11455 Obee Rd., weather permitting. Search for Monarch butterfly eggs and receive instructions on caring for the eggs.

Whitehouse Historical Society open house, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12 at the log house, Lendersen Road and Rt. 64. 18th century conical wigwam will be set up on the grounds. Speak with Native American interpreter and view period replicas. Free.

Public luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Pythian Castle, 6761 Providence St. and the Village Park. Chicken and biscuits luncheon at $5.

Wood County

Almost a Full Moon Float, 7-9 p.m. today at Otsego Canoe Livery, 20000 West River Rd., Bowling Green. Down-river trip. Fee, $30 per canoe. Registration required: 419-353-1897.

Wood County Fair senior day, 9 a.m.-3:10 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Wood County Fairgrounds, junior fair building, 13800 West Poe Rd., Bowling Green. Enter through Gate D off Brim Road. Talent shows, live entertainment, magic show. Lunch reservations due tomorrow. Call 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935.

Beginning Plants: Botany in a Bowl, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at Carter-Loomis Farm Park, 18331 Carter Rd., Bowling Green. Make a "yard salad" of edible plants. Register: 419-353-1897.

Toledo

Thursday Downtown Toledo walking tours: 12:10-12:50 p.m. weekly through Sept. 9. Today: Meet at Madison Avenue and Superior Street for a tour of the Madison Avenue Historical District. Aug. 5: Meet at 1600 Madison Ave. for a tour of Hillcrest to The Club; use parking lot across the street from the Hillcrest. For a full schedule: 419-259-5233.

Amazement in the Park, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday in Ottawa Park, Kenwood Boulevard, across from the Toledo Hospital. Games and entertainment for ages 5-12. Information: 419-243-8216.

Family movie, Finding Nemo, 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesday at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan Ave. Free for all ages.

Rummage sale by St. Adalbert's Parish, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 4-5 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6, in the school building at 3233 Lagrange St.

Areawide

Vote for an elementary school to win a complimentary library or media center makeover, compliments of Carpet One. Voting ends on Saturday, pick up a ballot at a local Carpet One store. All local public elementary schools are eligible, the winning school will be announced in August.

Flag exhibit at The Wolcott House, 1031 River Rd., Maumee through Oct. 24. The museum is open Thursdays-Sundays with tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $5/adults, $4/seniors 60+ and $2.50/students.

Northwest Ohio Cheer Challenge, hosted by St. Francis de Sales High School, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., five divisions compete for best squad in Northwest Ohio. $40 per squad. Information: 419-349-2038.

Summer cheerleading clinic for girls entering grades 5-8 in the fall, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $15 per girl includes a T-shirt. Clinic held at St. Francis de Sales High School, 2323 West Bancroft St. Information: 419-349-2038.

Clothes Make the Man/Woman display of theatrical costumes , 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Twp., Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery. Information: 419-662-2787.

Northern Lakes League Football Preview, Tuesday, hosted by Maumee Elks, 137 West Wayne St., NLL Head Coaches will discuss their views on the upcoming season, doors open at 6 p.m. and preview begins at 7 p.m. For tickets call 419-893-7272.

Free school supplies from White Castle and the School, Home and Office Products Association distributed at the White Castle, 1615 Cherry on Aug. 7 from 10 a.m.-noon, for children in grades four through six. Backpacks full of school supplies will be given to area children.

Special Run Excursion Train, Aug. 7, listen to the true story of the 1901 Wreck On the Wabash as told by Laurie Dickens. The train departs the Waterville Station, 49 North Sixth St., at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10/adults, $9/seniors (65 and older) and $6/children 3-12. Reservations suggested: 1-866-63train or visit www.tlew.org to reserve your seats online.

Benefits

Charity Tour Golf Tournament and Auction to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio, 11 a.m. Aug. 30, Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Rd., Perrysburg. Dinner, 4 p.m. and auction. Information: 404-256-7152.

United As One, a golf outing fund-raiser benefiting the Armed Forces Relief Trust, 1 p.m. shotgun start Sept. 7, Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd. Information: 419-865-2393.

Couples Golf Outing and chicken barbecue and dance to benefit M.O.D.E.L. Community School, Saturday at Oak Harbor Colf Club. If you don't have a partner, one will be provided for you. Information: Mark at 419-862-0098.

Take Your Pooch to the Ballpark night, to benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society, Monday for a 7 p.m. game. Tickets are required for the dogs at a cost of $6 which will be donated to help find homes for their less fortunate friends at the Toledo Area Humane Society. Tickets: 419-725-HENS. There will be a pre-game pooch parade at 6:30 p.m.

●Gabby's Ladder fund-raiser, noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 22, Dolce Vita Restaurant, 391 North Telegraph Rd., Monroe, Mich. Italian cuisine while supporting programs at Gabby's Ladder family grief center. Information: 734-242-8773.

Annual Golf Classic, Monday at Fallen Timbers Fairways, sponsored by the Lucas County Educational Service Center, to raise funds for student programs in Anthony Wayne, Maumee, Oregon, Ottawa Hills, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Sylvania and Washington Local school districts. Proceeds awarded based on creativity and direct student benefit to teachers through a mini-grant application process. Cost is $300 per foursome or $75 per player. Information: 419-246-3078.

Breakfast 4 Champions, Aug. 5, at Jackson's Lounge and Grill, 233 North Huron St., to benefit the Victims Forum, Reaching Youth to Prevent Violence, a local juvenile crime prevention program. $100 admits one adult and two children under 18 years old. Reservations required: 419-213-4379.

Glo Bowling to raise funds for the Perrysburg Fire Fighters Association fund-raising campaign, Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Miracle Lanes, 5030 Jackman Rd. Reservations requested: 419-872-8025.

A Midsummer Night - Up On The Roof will take place on the rooftop Civic Plaza of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St., Aug. 14 from 8-11 p.m. Partygoers can watch the sun set, the stars come out and the Toledo city lights sparkle. Entertainment, grazing foods and a cash bar. No ties allowed. 75 per person, proceeds benefit youth services at the library.

Car Wash for Toledo Area Humane Society, sponsored by Expresso Car Wash, Aug. 13, 14 and 15. $1 from each car wash will be donated to the Toledo Area Humane Society at each of the six locations. For locations visit www.expressocarwash.com.

Backpack to the Future, gently used backbacks and new school supplies needed for low-income elementary school children in Northwest Ohio. Items collected by Owens Community College Alumni Association. Information: 419-661-7410.

Boating

Narrated boat tour on The Swan Creek Explorer, every Saturday through August. Organized by Toledo Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. Tours leave from the landing at The Erie Street Market at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. $5 per person. Information: 419-936-3848.

Books

Bookworm Wednesdays at Showcase Cinemas Maumee, 1360 Conant St. Kids admitted free to children's films at 10 a.m. every Wednesday until Aug. 11, when they present a book report at the Showcase Cinema box office. Book report forms available at the theater and online at www.Showcasecinemas.com. Aug. 4: Shrek (PG, 89 minutes)

Camps

Theatre Kidz summer camp offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the former YMCA wing of the Lutheran Church of the Master, 28744 Simmons Rd., Perrysburg. Open to students ages 4-18. The students will work on singing, dancing, acting and technical theatre. Information: 419-344-6884.

Hands-on science and history summer camps at the University of Toledo's Stranahan Arboretum, 4131 Tantara Dr. Field trips around Toledo. Weekly camps through Aug. 13 open to children ages 7 to 11. $135 per child per week or $95 for a half-day. Information or to register : 419-841-1007 or www.arboretum.utoledo.edu.

Summer science camp at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., for youth entering grades 5-10. Session, Aug. 9-13. $85 per student . Information: 419-824-3691.

Epilepsy family camp weekend at Camp Libbey in Defiance, Aug. 6-8. Open to individuals and families from Northwest Ohio who are living with or caring for someone with epilepsy/seizure disorders. Sliding fee scale, scholarships available. Information: 419-867-5950.

Summer camps for ages 3-12 years by Maumee Chamber of Commerce and Springfield High School. Information: 419-861-4618.

Summer adventure camps at Bedford Church of the Nazarene, 7866 Douglas Rd. Wednesdays 7-8:15 p.m. until Aug. 25. Information: 419-854-8603.

Cheerleading summer day camps for grades K-12 in July. No experience needed. Information: 419-345-4220 or visit the Web site www.americancheeracademy.com.

Summer sports and enrichment camps by Notre Dame Academy, for second to eighth-grade girls. Information: www.nda.org, click on summer camps, or 419-475-9628.

Arts summer day camp sponsored by SCS Childcare and the Sylvania Arts Commission, Wednesdays through Aug. 11. Information: 419-885-2451 or visit www.scsonline.org.

Clubs

Beta Sigma Phi for professional women, a cultural, social and service sorority of women with 12 chapters in the Toledo area. Information: 1-888-238-2221 or email membership@betasigmaphi.org.

Compass Club luncheon, speaker and discussion 11 a.m. Wednesdays at El Matador, 7011 Airport Hwy., and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John's Restaurant, 3131 Secor Rd. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-385-1858.

Expectant Mothers Group at Living Faith United Methodist Church, 1240 Columbus, Holland. Free to all expectant mothers. Information: 419-389-0921 or 517-443-5987.

New Neighbors League Club hosts a variety of interest groups and special activities, including monthly luncheons with speakers. Meet other new people in the area. Information: 419-841-5642.

Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association, luncheon meetings, first and third Friday, Spaghetti Warehouse, 42 South Superior St. Information: 419-381-0755.

Parents without Partners meets the first Thursday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., at 7 p.m. Information: 419-381-1338 or 419-246-8037.

Shuffleboard club meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Jermain Park, Upton and North Cove Blvd., behind tennis courts. New members welcome, $2.50 per season. Information: 419-824-5173.

Stamp Collector's Club of Toledo will have APS circuit books available at summer meetings on Aug. 5 and 19 at Wernert's Community hall, 6:30 p.m. Information: 419-691-1657.

Toledo Computer Club will meet Monday at UAW Hall, 5411 Jackman, at 7:30 p.m. Program: "FBI Use of Computers" by Dave Barnes. For information call 419-865-3221.

Teen Arts Council Fridays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. Visual arts, literary arts and performing arts. All supplies included. Information: 419-531-2046.

Toledo Plastic Modelers meet every second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Gander Lodge of the Gander Mountain store in the Springfield Commons Shopping Mall, 1320 South Holland-Sylvania Rd., Springfield Township. Information: 419-472-9163.

Concerts

Thursday on the Square, corner Madison and North St. Clair Street, Levis Square, today from 5-8 p.m. Food and music featuring local musicians. Information: 249-5018.

Black Swamp Dulcimers free concert at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd., Maumee, from 7-9 p.m. tonight.

Music in the Park series by the Perrysburg Area Arts Council, Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at Woodlands Park, corner of Boundary Street and Indiana Avenue in Perrysburg.

Recital of light classics will be performed by violinist Karl Meyer, 18, and pianist, Samantha Biniker, 16, at the Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Music in the Park, 6:30-8 p.m. tomorrow at Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Millbury. Barbershop music by Seaway Commanders. Refreshments available.

Summer concerts 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 28 at Ottawa Park in the Glyn M. Smith Amphitheater, off Kenwood Blvd. Information: 936-2311.

Free concerts sponsorted by the Waterville Arts Council, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays at the Gazebo in Conrad Park. The next concert is August 29 with "Lutheran Praise Group", contemporary inspirational music.

●Music Under the Stars 2004. Free concerts every Sunday through Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater. Sam Szor continues in his 52nd season as music director and conductor of the Toledo Concert Band. This week: "Disney Goosebumps: Kids with Cassandra Ballet Company".

Brown Bag concerts 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 11, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library on the north lawn, 325 North Michigan St. Aug. 4: "Tony Rios & Company" performs Latin/tropical music.

Crafts

Crafters, artists, flea market or antiques and collectibles wanted for Tontogany Community Festival on Aug. 14. Information: 419-823-3359 or email bgnet.bgsu.edu.

Crafters needed for Birmingham Ethnic Juried Craft Show on Aug. 15. Information: 419-882-2027.

Crafters needed for Craft Show on Sept. 5 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, call Joyce at 419-836-7681.

Artisans and crafters needed for Harrison Rally Day, Sept. 18, applications for booths are available at The Perrysburg Area Arts Council office, 134 W.S. Boundary St., or call 419-873-ARTS.

Crafters needed for Craft Show at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling St., Nov. 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Diane Cline at 419-693-0751 ext. 217.

Crafters needed for Crafting for Literacy show at Whiteford High School, Ottawa Lake, Mich., on Nov. 13. Proceeds will benefit elementary literacy. Call Polly Lovell at 734-856-1443 ext. 312.

Education

Free GED Orientation offered at Owens Workforce and Community Services Division, Aug. 7 from noon-3 p.m. on Tracy Road in Northwood. Students must attend the orienation to register for class. The GED classes will be on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. except for on holidays. To register for the orientation, or for more information, call 419-661-7160 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7160.

SuccessFest, an event designed to expose students to an array of educational opportunities, at Owens Community College, Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. July 29; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30; and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. July 31. Information: 419-661-7777.

Montessori School of Bowling Green is accepting students in grades 1-7. Tours available by calling 419-352-4203 or go to www.montessorischoolbg.com.

Beginning airbrush class Saturday and Sunday at the Holiday Inn West. Information: 419-644-5147.

Open enrollment for Community Christian Academy in Genoa is under way. Information: 419-855-4187 or www.mycca.org.

Summer Skies Over Toledo: Ring World, Friday evenings through Aug. 27, University of Toledo's Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory, on the Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn and its moon Titan. $4/adults, $3/seniors and ages 4-12. Free for ages three and under. Information: 419-530-4037.

Toledo Accelerated Academy accepting applications for the 2004-5 school year. Forms available at the school, 1501 Monroe St., or by calling 419-242-6160. The school's new home will be at 2913 South Republic Blvd.

GED Test preparation, offered at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, Westwood Building, 3939 Wrenwood, Tuesdays and Thursdays,1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

Employment Resources

Employment Resource Center, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, St. Stephen Church, 7800 Erie St., Sylvania. Free help with resumes, interview skills, networking. Budget and debt counseling available. Information: 419-885-1551.

Joint apprenticeship training, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center, 4535 Hill Ave. $10. Information: 419-535-7265.

YW Child Care Connections nonprofit resource and referral agency provides assistance in locating affordable child care. Call Toledo office at 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052, Wood County 419-353-7801 or 1-800-632-3053, and Ottawa County 419-732-7807 or 1-877-228-1700.

One stop employment and training in Lucas and Wood counties. Toledo: 419-245-2950 or 419-865-7248; Wood Co.: 419-352-4172.

Exchange students

Adventures in Real Communication, year program, looking for host families for teenage foreign exchange students. Information: 419-698-5513.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program looking for host families for boys and girls ages 15 to 18 from various countries. Each student is fully insured, and host families select student. Call 419-874-0043 or 1-800-736-1760.

Cultural Homestay International, a non-profit educational foundation, seeks host families for international high school students for the 2004-5 school year. Provide room, food and supportive environment. Students arrive in August, speak English and attend neighborhood schools. Have own spending money and health insurance. Information: 1-800-210-6080.

EF Foundation for Foreign Study seeks host families for high school foreign exchange students from around the world. Information: 419-836-1528 or 419-868-8880; toll free at 1-800-498-2487.

World Heritage seeks local host families for high school boys and girls from various countries. Information: 1-800-888-9040 or visit www.world-heritage.org.

Youth For Understanding International Exchange Student seeks host families for students from various countries. Details: 1-800-833-6243.

Festivals

Cheerfest 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, CheerWorks Gym, 3516 Marine Drive. Garage sales, flea market, crafts, food, raffles, massage therapy, trampoline time available. Information: 380-2711.

35th Annual All Day Polka Fest will be on Sunday with Mass starting at 10 a.m., Goulash dinner at 11:30 a.m., cost is $7, and music by Fred Ziwick and Hank Haller from noon to 7 p.m., Czech Hall, St. Rt. 109 and 120, Seward. Information: 419-644-4271 or 517-443-5523.

Dog Days of Summer Festival, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon, Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Register your pet for the Dog Days Parade by calling 419-698-4362. Cost is $5 for walking participants and $10 for float participants. Parade participants should arrive at 12:15.

Sylvania Music Fest, Sunday beginning at noon, Mayberry Square, Sylvania. Sponsored by the Sylvania Community Arts Commision. The Air National Guard Band of the Great Lakes will perform. Auditions accepted for talented instrumentalists. For information about the auditions: 800-495-4250 ext. 4149.

Grace Temple Summer Festival will be Aug. 6 and 7, 2730 Fulton St., entertainment, food, horseback rides, 3-on-3 basketball, carnival rides and clowns. To reserve a booth or sign up for 3-on-3 basketball: 419-242-9321 or 419-841-4614. Deadline for registration is Sunday.

Lake Township Friendship Day, Aug. 7,1 0 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Friendship Park, next to the township's administration building, 27975 Cummings Road. Includes a youth fishing derby, car show, quilt show, auction, bluegrass music, and health screening tests.

South of the Border festival, 5 p.m.-midnight Aug. 13; 4 p.m.-midnight Aug. 14; and and noon-6 p.m. Aug. 15, Perrysburg Heights Community Park on Jefferson Street. Music, pinatas, jalapeno-eating contest, rides, games.

Kornfest and chicken barbecue 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Music by the Deutschmeiser German Band; dance music after dinner by the Tirolers. Reservations: 419-691-3537.

Health

No More Stress Just Happiness Workshop, from Positive People Partners, at the Maumee branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 501 River Rd., Saturday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Information: 419-533-4191.

Aquatic arthritis and tai chi in a warm water therapeutic pool at Anne Grady Center, 1525 Eber Rd. Information: 419-866-6500, ext. 214.

Stretch and Strengthen, free class at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon, in the Great Lakes Conference Center. Open to ages 18 and older, 9:30 -11 a.m. today. Other health classes include child birth, smoking cessation, and diabetes. Information: 419-690-7979.

St. Charles Mercy Hospital offers aquatic exercise classes, prenatal aquatics, fitness classes and Tai Chi. Information: 419-696-7203 for aquatic classes, and 419-696-7412 for prenatal and fitness classes. For Tai Chi, call 419-537-0131.

Aquatic exercise classes, 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the University of Toledo. $40 for one month. Prescription from physician required. Information: 419-530-2731.

Diabetes education group meets 7 p.m. on the third Thursday each month at the Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Information: 419-841-5992 ext. 6744.

First Aid and CPR certification classes offered by Safety Council of NW Ohio, 8015 Rinker Pointe Court. Information: 419-662-7777. Next class will be Aug. 24. First Aid class is from 8 a.m.-Noon and CPR from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Healing care programs to help families through the cancer experience, by ProMedica Cancer Center. Tai Chi, meditation, understanding medicines, vitamins and herbs, yoga. Information: 419-291-5899.

Focus on Healing, therapeutic exercise class for those with chronic illnesses and those who want to stay fit. Medical College of Ohio on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings, and Wednesday mornings at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Information: 419-345-3986.

Health lectures noon on Wednesdays, St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St., Springfield Township. Information: 419-841-5597.

Hypnosis clinics to stop smoking or lose weight, American Lung Association. $50. Information: 1-800-231-5864.

Psychotherapy analysis at the Center for the Study of Experiential Psychotherapy at the University of Toledo, in exchange for participation in research (videotaping of sessions, completing questionnaires). Information: 419-530-4014.

Smoking cessation program at Toledo Hospital offers a series of four classes each month for $58. Day and evening classes available. Information: 419-291-8033 or 419-291-4474.

Smoke Stoppers Staying Stopped 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon.

Ultrasound screenings at Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Test to detect abnormal bone mass density in women over age 45. Registration: 419-251-4000.

Reunions

For a listing of upcoming military and school reunions, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

Support Groups

For a listing of support groups in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

Volunteers

For a listing of volunteer opportunities in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.



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