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Published: Wednesday, 9/15/2004

What's on: West

Berkey

t Swiss steak dinners 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and Oct. 28 at Berkey Congregational Church, 12036 Sylvania-Metamora Rd. Adults/$7; children/$2.

Holland

t Teen advisory board meeting 3:30-4:30 p.m. today for grades 6-12 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Plan programs and discuss teen materials at the library.

t The Year 1000: Life at the Turn of the Century, 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd.

t Set up a free e-mail account, 9:30-11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Registration suggested; space limited.

t Community chicken barbecue, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26 at First Baptist Church, 6520 Pilliod Rd. $7/adults and carry-out; $4/children.

t Interpreting your dreams, a talk by Jim Uhl, 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Registration suggested.

t One Size Fits All stories and activities for ages 2-5 with an adult, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd.

Ottawa Hills

t Community Education and Recreation fall adult classes open to the public; classes include yoga, Chinese stir fry, choosing a digital camera and knitting. Children's classes limited to Ottawa Hills residents only and include yoga for kids, puppets, and art for ages 3-5. For a brochure: 419-537-9852.

Reynolds

Corners

t Paws to Read for children of all ages, Thursdays at 7 and 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 7, and again Oct. 14-Nov. 4 at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Read aloud to therapy dogs and their handlers. Sign up for a session.

Spencer Twp.

t Collect native prairie wildflower and grass seeds to help restore the Kitty Todd Nature Preserve habitat, 10 a.m. Sept. 25 at the preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. Register: 1-877-TNC-OHIO, ext. 43.

t Walk through wild asters 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. Register: 1-877-TNC-OHIO, ext. 43.

Sylvania

t And all that Jazz! six-week course for adults, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 19 at the Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave. The story of the Swing Era, jazz musicians, and jazz varieties. Register: 419-885-4126.

t Sylvania Senior Center open house noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at 7140 Sylvania Ave. Classic cars, hobby and collectible displays, live entertainment, food, information on services, and demonstrations. Information: 419-885-3913.

t●Spaghetti dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m. tomorrow at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd. $5; proceeds benefit the church's 2005 Youth Mission Trip. Information: 419-882-6488.

t Church super sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 1-2, Advent Lutheran Church, 6735 Sylvania Ave. Clothes, furniture, toys, tools, books, and more offered for sale. Information: 419-882-3701.

t●Sylvania Mavericks travel baseball tryout, noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19, Veterans Memorial Field. For ages 9-14 years that live in the Syl-

t Steak and chicken barbecue, 5-7 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 135 at 2404 West Sylvania Ave. $6.50.

t Pig roast and Ragtime Rick entertainment, Oct. 2 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 West Central Ave. Pig roast, 5-7:30 p.m. and Ragtime Rick music from 5-9 p.m. Enter from parking lot off Chollett Drive.

t Sanger branch library events: Babytime on Wednesday mornings; Toddler Time on Thursday mornings, Preschool Storytime Tuesday morning and afternoon and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Programs begin week of Sept. 21 at 3030 West Central Ave. Register: 429-259-5295.

t Paws to Read: grades K-5 read to a therapy dog, 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 19 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Call to register: 419-259-5295. Super Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 25. Stories and games for grades K-5 with UT's Service Learning Center.

t Friday fish fry, weekly from 5-7 p.m. at Conn Weissenberger American Legion, 2020 West Alexis Rd. All you can eat fish; shrimp available.

t Friday night dinners, 3:30-7:30 p.m. by VFW Post 606 and auxiliary at 3005 Laskey Rd. Menu will feature either Swiss steak, pork chops, pigs-in-a-blanket, steak, or meat loaf. Open to all.

Toledo

t VFW Post 5530 at 415 East Central Ave. Steak dinner, 4 p.m. Sept. 16. $10.

t Spaghetti, meatball dinner 5-7 p.m. Saturday at St. Hyacinth Church, 719 Evesham Ave. $6.50.

t Fall Fantasia Dance 7-11 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Great Hall, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Johnny Knorr Orchestra, snacks, door prizes, cash bar. $5 at the door. Doors open 6 p.m. Couples and singles of all ages invited.

t Classic car show Sept. 18 at St. Clement School parking lot, 3020 Tremainsville Rd. Registration 8-11 a.m. and award presentations at 2 p.m. Food, music, raffles, door prizes. Proceeds to the school. Information: 419-474-6680.

t Breakfast at St. Adalbert Parish, 8-11 a.m. Sept. 19 in the school gym, entrance at 3233 Lagrange St.

t Know It Now free on-line information assistance for the public, available 24-hours, seven days per week at www.toledolibrary.org. Available through any computer with Internet access. Specialized homework assistance also available, 2-10 p.m. daily. Information: 419-259-5266.

t Poetry Lives Here free program for teens interested in poetic expression, Saturdays Sept. 18-Nov. 13 in the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning. Register: 419-259-5297.

t Pre-election bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 25 at West Toledo branch library, 1320 West Sylvania Ave. Register to vote. Free coffee.

t Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28 by St. Clement's Rosary-Altar Society, St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. Last day bag sales.

t Farmer's Market hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 am.-4 p.m. rest of week with limited vendors. Poultry House open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays and 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.

t Food, clothing giveaway, 9-11 a.m. every third Saturday each month at Christian Community Church, 2500 Nebraska Ave.

t Storytime with Red Robin 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Saturdays at Red Robin restaurant, 4850 Monroe St. Games, crafts, prizes each week. Free. Information: 419-475-9318.

t Internet and e-mail classes at Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. Register: 419-259-5230.

t Coffeehouse 7:30 p.m. the second Saturday each month at Riverpoint Ministries, Christian Life Center, 5649 Suder Ave. Entertainment, refreshments, donations at the door. Call 419-729-1703.

t●Art classes Sundays in Frog Towne Square Bay at the Erie Street Market at 237 South Erie St. Local artist Jan Revill teaches 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for $5, which includes all supplies. For adults and children age 5 and older.

Areawide

t Mollenkopf Stadium 70th anniversary celebration at Waite High School during the Waite vs. Woodward varsity football game tomorrow at 7 p.m. Fireworks follow the game.

t Operation Clean Sweep 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Pearson Metropark, rain date is Sept. 25. Volunteers should meet at the Packer Hammersmith Center. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Project is sponsored by Christ Dunberger Post 537 American Legion and Friends of Pearson Metropark. Information: 419-693-1398.

t Cheerleading clinic 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Frederick Douglass Community Association, 1001 Indiana Ave. Glass City Stars Elite cheerleaders and coaches will teach dance, cheers, and chants. $12 includes T-shirt and ribbon. Participants should bring a lunch. For girls ages 8-13 years. Information: 419-699-2040.

t Contemporary Ohio Landscape regional artists showcase their work through tomorrow at Owens Community College's Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery on Oregon Road, Perrysburg Township, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Information: 567-661-2721.

t Flag exhibit at The Wolcott House, 1031 River Rd., Maumee through Oct. 24. The museum is open Thursdays through 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.

t Golf Scramble hosted by the Owens Men's Basketball program, Sept. 25 at Hidden Hills Golf Club in Woodville. Cost is $50 which includes 18-holes of golf, a steak lunch and an awards program. To register or become a sponsor call 567-661-7934 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7934, call by Tuesday.

Benefits

t Feed Hungry Minds and Bodies, CASTO Residential Properties teams with Children's Hunger Alliance, to collect new and gently used children's books to distribute to after-school and family child-care sites in Central Ohio on Nov. 24. Raffle tickets sold at CASTO leasing offices. All proceeds go to Children's Hunger Alliance. Information: Sylvan Lakes in Sylvania Township, 419-842-8480; or Lakes at Woodmont in Perrysburg Township, 419-874-9874.

t Feast in the Forest gourmet dinner to benefit the Boy Scouts' Camp Miakonda, tonight at 6 at the camp on Sylvania Avenue. Meal prepared by certified executive chef Tom Elliott. $75 per person; cash bar. Reservations: 419-241-7293.

t Local Car Washes benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation, Saturday. To find a participating car wash visit www.washesforwishes.org or call 1-888-WASH-USA.

t Variety Show to raise funds for the Manhattan Dance Company in Maumee, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Maumee Indoor Theater. Silent auction at 1 p.m. and a reception following the show. Portions of the auction proceeds go to cancer research.

t Jewelry fund raiser for the VFW Post 2984 Ladies Auxiliary, 102 West Andrus Rd., Northwood, 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, during Taco night. Information: 419-691-2194.

t Broadway On Bancroft performed by Broadway veterans Tim Shew, Susan Powell and Phil Reno, Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Doermann Theatre in University Hall at The University of Toledo's Bancroft campus. Tickets prices vary and benefit scholarships.Limited reserved seating until tomorrow: 419-530-4927.

t For the Life of Your Dog open forum with Greg Louganis, professional obedience agility dog trainer and Olympic diving gold medalist. Book signing and reception to follow for Canine Companions for Independence, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24, Fulton County Fairgrounds (Poultry Barn). $35; reservations required: 419-861-2557 or visit www.mariposaltd.com/ess/louganis.htm.

t FabFriday featuring Jeremy Kittel and the Wes Linenjugel Quartet, 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Jeremy Kittel is a celtic and jazz fiddler; the Wes Linenkugel Quartet plays fiddle tunes, waltzes, and other folk music. All proceeds benefit Lourdes College music department. Tickets are $5.

t Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and raffles for Danielle Nissen, Sept. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jerusalem Township Fire Hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd., Curtice. Adults $7 and children under 10 are $4. Tickets available at the door. Carryout available. Danielle has a rare form of cancer called Ewing Sarcoma.

t Silent Auction Sept. 25 in conjunction with the Roche de Boeuf Festival in Waterville, proceeds benefit the Anthony Wayne Rowing Club. The booth, located at River Rd. and South St. includes art and handcrafted objects, gift certificates for dinner, golf, sporting events and other services. Information: 419-877-9288.

t 4th annual Dennis Harder Memorial golf scramble for Autism, Sept. 25 and 26 at Oak Harbor Golf Club, 7:30 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds go to M.O.D.E.L. Community School, Ottawa County Division, for the education and welfare of area children with autism spectrum disorders. Cost is $200 per 4 person team, includes golf and cart, chicken lunch, beverage tickets, door prizes and raffles. Information :419-862-0098.

t "For Pets' Sake," the 25th anniversary of Planned Pethood, Inc., 6-9 p.m. Sept. 25, Toledo Botanical Gardens, 5403 Elmer Dr. Event includes a celebrity art auction, wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and prizes. Cost is $25. Advance tickets only, call 419-389-4655.

t Kilometers for Kidneys, 3rd annual walk/run for anyone interested in learning more about kidney disease and tips to healthy living, featuring food, games and entertainment. Money raised will help those affected by chronic kidney disease. 1-4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Student Health and Activities Center at Owens Community College. For more information call 419-893-5512.

t Memory Walk for the Alzheimer's Association, Sept. 26 at the Toledo Zoo, beginning at 11 a.m. Support the programs and services for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, to register or make a donation call 419-537-1999 or 1-800-441-3322 or visit www.memorywalktoledo.kintera.org.

t Light The Night Walk to benefit the Northern Ohio Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Oct. 2 at COSI, 1 Discovery Way, Toledo. Walk in the evening and carry illuminated balloons that light up the sky. Information: 1-800-589-5721.

Books

t Quality used books being collected by American Association of University Women Toledo Chapter for annual book sale Oct. 14-17. Drop off point at Westgate Shopping Center between Stone Computer and H&R Block on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds used for scholarships and grants for women attending college or working on educational programs promoting women's education. Information: 419-868-1762.

Clubs

t Fall Kick-Off and Friends Showcase Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Toledo Branch, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania. Featuring guest speaker, Tahree Lane, Toledo Blade Features Writer, AAUW Study Groups and Active committee Presentations, displays by local women's organizations and a free light supper. Reservations are not required for this event. For information call Marge Lee at 419-537-8984.

t Bedford Artists' Club will meet on Tuesday at the Bedford Senior Citizens Center, Samaria and Jackman Rd., 7 p.m. Neil Frankenhauser will demonstrate oil pastel.

t 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 membership@betasigmaphi.org.

t Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will meet Saturday at the Maumee public Library, 501 River Rd., at 1 p.m. Clint Mauk, King of Composting, will be the guest speaker. For information call 419-885-2438.

t Black Swamp Radio Control Racing Club meets noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday through September in the parking lot next to 1210 West Sylvania Ave. Radio control car track set up. Free admission; fee charged to participate. Information: 419-878-5156.

t 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.

t 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.

t Glass City Miniatures Guild meets at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., 7 p.m. every third Tuesday in the Terrace Room of the Conference Center. Public welcome. Information: 419-936-2986.

t Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour, meets every Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., South Lounge, Student Union, UT Bancroft Campus. Anyone interested in speaking German is welcome to attend. For information call 419-530-2649.

t Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio, Inc., meets today at the Academy of Medicine, 4428 Secor Rd., at 7 p.m. Program: RSV-SARS Respiratory Update, approved for 1.5 CEU's, free and open to the public, for information call Mary O'Rourke, 419-865-7245.

t Maumee Valley T's (Ford Model T Club) meets the third Wednesday of each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds Rd., Maumee at 7 p.m. Information: 419-877-0513.

t Monroe County Mothers of Multiples Chapter, will meet on Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital, 718 North Macomb St., from 7-9 p.m. MCMOM provides support for parents of twins and other multiples in the Monroe County area. For more information call Lisa Lothringer at 734-654-9263.

t Mothers of Preschoolers, Sept. 21 and 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m., CrossRoads Community Church, 1590 West Temperance Rd., Temperance. Information: 734-847-4135.

t Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo meets the second Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m., Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10001 Central Ave., Berkey. Guests welcome. Information: 419-474-2911.

t 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.

t Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association, luncheon meetings, Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St., noon the first and third Friday. Information: 419-381-0755.

t Oregon/Northwood Rotary will meets every Thursday at Cousino's,1842 Woodville Rd., breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. and the meeting is at 8 a.m.

t 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.

t PERI, Chapter #93, will meet on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. in the Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 South Wheeling St., Oregon. Denise Cubbon, representing the Lucas Co. Prosecutors Office, will speak, followed by a business meeting, coffee and cookies. For information call Ralph Kesling at 419-691-3040.

t Professional Association of Health Care Office Management, Greater Toledo Chapter meets today 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Wildwood Preserve Metorpartk's Ward Pavilion, 5100 West Central Ave., for a program on medical office management. Open to members and non-members. Information: 419-885-0200 or 1-888-839-1289; Pamela_Hill@mhsnr.org.

t 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.

t Downriver Singles Bowling League will be starting on Sunday at Eastern Freeway Lanes in Northwood. The league is at 7 p.m. every other Sunday night, cost is $12 and will end in May with a trip to Cleveland and The Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame. For information call Mark at 419-862-0098.

t Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo meets first and third Thursdays at Wernert's Corner Civic Assn. Hall, 5068 Douglas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with business meeting starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 will feature an APS Slide Show on "70 Years of 'Firsts' on First Day Covers". Public and guests welcome.

t 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.

t Toledo Camera Club meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-478-7594.

t Toledo Metropolitan Ladies Club, a social and charity-oriented group, will have its first luncheon on Sept. 23 at Carrabba's Italian Grill, 3405 Briarfield, Maumee at 11 a.m. For information call 419-843-3230.

t Toledo Mothers of Twins Club meets 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Toledo Hospital. Meetings are open to mothers, foster mothers and guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032.

t Toledo Naturalists' Association will meet Saturday at the Anderson's Activity Center, 1833 South Holland-Sylvania Rd., program is "The Sora and Virginia, Two of Ohio's Elusive Rails". Free and open to the public, for information call Nancy Bucher at 419-878-3141.

t 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.

t Toledo Trilby chapter 1990 AARP, 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in the St. Clement Community Center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. Injury prevention for seniors. Refreshments follow. Guests welcome.

t TOPICS Camera Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., at 7:30 p.m. Membership is open to area residents who are beginning, intermediate or advanced photographers. For information call 419-849-3108.

t U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association establishing a chapter for ballroom dancers in Toledo. Information: 1-800-447-9047 or e-mail central-office@usabda.org.

t Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio welcomes new people to the area or those who want to meet and make new friends. The have a variety of interest groups such as couples evening bridge, bunco, stitch, euchre, poker, dining out and golf. For information call 419-872-4987.

t West Toledo Exchange Club meets 11:45 a.m. Sept. 22 at Westgate Clarion Hotel, 3536 Secor Rd. Information: 419-535-9666.

Concerts

t Duo Piano Concert, sponsored by The Toledo Piano Teachers Association and The University of Toledo, Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Pianists are Micheal Boyd and Joel Shoenhols.

t Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra will perform a wide selection of music on Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. on the Main Stage Theatre of Owens Comunity College. Call the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 567-661-ARTS or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. ARTS.

Crafts

t Gathering of Quilters Guild will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd., with a lecture and trunk show by Carol Hicks. Members are asked to bring quilts already hand or machine quilted to be shared. Lecture is free for members, $10 for non-members.

t Fall Bazaar, Rummage and Craft Sale, to benefit Missions will be at Heritage Baptist Church, 243 West Erie St., Temperance, Sept. 24 and 25 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

t Crafters needed for Roche de Boeuf Festival in Waterville on Sept. 25. Contact the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce at 419-878-5188.

t Craft show at Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe St., Sylvania, on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters needed: 419-843-7841.

t 13th Annual Fall Craft Show at Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st St., Point Place, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2. Tables for rent for $15 each. Information: 419-936-3079.

t Granny's Attic Show at The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 2820 West Alexis Rd., Oct. 7, 8 and 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will also be a Craft Show on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafters can call Bunny at 419-474-0468.

t Craft and Gift Show to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oct. 16 at the St. James Church, 3948 Brockton Dr., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 419-327-9739.

t Craft Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16, Summerfield High School, 17555 Ida West Rd., Petersburg, Mich. Sponsored by the Summerfield Athletic Boosters. Information: 734-856-2267 or visit www.summerfieldathleticboosters.com.

t Crafters needed for Craft Show at Madison School in Adrian, Mich. on Oct. 23, sponsored by Lenawee 4-H Council. Information: 517-264-5314.

t Crafters needed for Craft Show at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South Ave., Oct 23. Information: 419-385-6905.

t Crafters Wanted for Craft Show at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd., Nov. 5 and 6. Call 419-472-9765, ext. 100.

t St. Mark Art, Craft Show, 611 Woodville Rd., Nov. 6. Crafters needed: 419-693-1689 or 419-693-8554.

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

t Crafters Needed for Angel Wings On Lagrange Winter Fest, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., booth rental $25, hand-made holiday items. Information 419-244-0919.

t Maumee Bay Country Quilters Guild, 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Charles Hospital Oregon Room, Navarre Avenue. $3. Open to all. Information: 419-698-2755.

Education

t Back to Your Future: A College Night for Non-traditional Students, a program that presents educational opportunities available through the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Sept. 21 from 5-8:30 p.m. in the McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning at the Main Library, 325 Michigan St. This program is free and open to the public. Representatives from 10 local colleges and universities will be available to discuss the unique opportunities available to adult students. For information call 419-259-5297.

t Building the Literature Habit Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Workshop provides teachers with practical ideas for making children's literature an integral part of the total curriculum. $15; open to the public. Registration required by Sept. 17: 419-259-5388.

t Community Writers' Workshop for area residents who enjoy writing short prose or poetry, Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156-D, , 6-9 p.m., Sept. 20 and 27. Information: 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7385.

t Northwest Ohio Writers Forum Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-noon at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Free and open to the public. Information: 419-666-7120 or visit www.nwowf.com.

t Marriage Workshop at Cardinal Stritch High School cafeteria, Pickle at Coy roads, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4 and 11. Cost per couple for all four sessions is $50. Register: 419-698-1519.

t ElderVision classes at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. One-day trips and special programs for active adults beginning in October. Information: 419-824-3707 or gburke@lourdes.edu or visit www.lourdes.edu/eldervision.htm.

t English for Speakers of Other Languages offered through Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood Rd., Monday through Thursday 9:15-11 45 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

t Fast Track GED Class for those adults who are almost ready for the test. Class includes test-taking strategies, math brush-up and taking the practice test. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

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

t Health Career Fair at Owens Community College, Tuesday from noon-3 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center. Owens students will have a chance to speak with Northwest Ohio's health care community about various career oportunities. Information: 567-661-7501 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7501.

t High School Writer's Workshop for high school students who enjoy discussions about writing, Owens Community College, College Hall room 156-D, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays in September. Register: 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7385.

t Project Succeed opportunities for those who have lost financial support, to become financially self-sufficient through education and career decisions. Information: Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at the University of Toledo, 419-530-8570.

t Star Gazer Friday evening family program, 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 8, University of Toledo's Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory. So, You Want to Be an Astronomer Saturday family program through Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., $4/adults, $3/seniors and ages 4-12. Free for ages 3 and under. Information: 419-530-4037.

Employment Resources

t 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.

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

t 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.

Exchange students

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

t 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.

t 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.

t 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.

t 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.

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

Festivals

t St. Catherine of Siena Church Festival, 4555 North Haven Ave., 6 p.m.-Midnight Friday, 2 p.m.-Midnight Saturday and Noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Friday evening poker, arcade games for teens, bingo, entertainment, awesome boutique, baked goods and lots of food.

t Harrison Rally Day Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, downtown Perrysburg. Parade, craft vendors, juried and non-juried fine arts, "Taste of Perrysburg" food court, quilt show, and activities for children. Youth bands performs noon to 4 p.m.

t Rockin' at RiverPlace, 7 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday, Shoppes at RiverPlace, State Rte. 25 and Eckel Junction Rd, north of I-475. Food, drink, and live music. Open to 21 years and older. Admission is $3. Information: 419-874-9147.

t Fossil Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19, Sylvania Historical Village, 5717 North Main St. Fossil laden shale will be at the Village for the dig. Geologists will be on hand to identify the types of fossils found. Dino egg hunt for children 5 years and under held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dino Run at 12:15 p.m. for ages 6-10 years. Demonstrations and exhibits by rock, gem and mineral clubs, vendors, and children's games. Free admission. Information: 419-882-4865.

t Wander the Warehouse District, a tour of recently renovated dwellings and work spaces, an art fair and a pancake breadfast, Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. beginning at the corner of Lafayette and St. Clair St. Tickets are required for the pancake breakfast and tour of lofts, offices and homes, all other activities are free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at DownTown Latte, 44 St. Clair St., and other downtown locations, for more information call 419-255-7100.

t Monarch butterfly release, weather permitting, noon Sept. 25 at the Butterfly House and Garden Center, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse. Hundreds of locally raised butterflies to be released to begin their migration to Mexico. Details: 419-877-2733.

t An Autumn Affair of The Arts and Flowers, Sept. 25 and 26 at Hoen's, 1710 Perrysburg-Holland Rd, Holland. Art and Craft Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., all day activities for the kids including pumpkin face painting, straw maze, pony rides, hayrides, free refreshments, professional landscape advice available, and lots of specials on shrubs and perennials.

Health

t Free Lecture on PHN, a painful condition that can strike people with the shingles or chicken pox virus, given by Philip Lepkowski, MD. Monday at 10 a.m. at Senior Centers Inc., 2308 Jefferson Ave. Space is limited so sign up by calling 419-242-9511.

t Learn at Lunch program for families of Alzheimer's patients will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter office, 2500 North Reynolds Rd. The program will include information on the latest findings regarding research and medications. Lunch will be provided, reservations must be made for the program and if respite care is needed. Call 419-537-1999 or 1-800-441-3322.

t American Heart Association First Aid Class, will be offered at The Mercy Memorial Hospital Education Department/Training Center from 8 a.m.-Noon on Wednesday. The fee for the course is $40 per person, pre-registration is required by tomorrow, call the Education Department at 734-240-4470.

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

t Aquatic exercise classes, prenatal aquatics, fitness classes and tai chi at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Information: 419-696-7203 for aquatic classes; 419-696-7412 for prenatal and fitness classes; 419-537-0131 for tai chi.

t 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.

t Brown Bag seminars presented free by University of Toledo Eberly Center for Women, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 16: "Hot Flash Stories or Are Menopausal Women Causing Global Warming?" Information: 419-530-8570.

t 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.

t First Aid and CPR certification classes offered by Safety Council of Northwest Ohio, 8015 Rinker Pointe Court. Information: 419-662-7777.

t CPR Class will be offered at Mercy Memorial Hospital Community Training Center from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 25. Fee for the class is $40 and space is limited. The class will be held at the hospital, 718 North Macomb St. For information and to register call 734-240-4470.

t 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.

t 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.

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

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

t 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.

t 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.

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

t 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 available include child birth, smoking cessation, and diabetes. Information: 419-690-7979.

t 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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