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Published: 9/20/2004

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BLUFFTON

Bluffton University mathematics professor Don Hooley will lecture on "Teaching Math in Honduras: A Service Sabbatical" at 4 p.m. Friday in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall. The colloquium is free and open to the public.

BOWLING GREEN

Discover folklore and facts about late-blooming prairie plants and help collect seeds for the Wood County Park District's native plant project from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow along the Slippery Elm Trail. Meet in Rudolph. Call the park district to register, 419-353-1897.

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The Wood County Park District needs volunteers to help with garden and nursery care at the agricultural incubator on State Rt. 582, just west of State Rt. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Call the park district to register.

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Northwest Ohio Recreational Vehicle Dealers will host a free fall RV show Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot at the Bowling Green State University football stadium on Wooster Street, off I-75. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Parking is also free.

FINDLAY

Students who have to make a leaf collection are invited to a leaf collection program sponsored by the Hancock Park District from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Riverbend Recreational Area, off State Rt. 568 east of Findlay. Students should bring a gallon-size plastic bag, a roll of masking tape, a pen, and notebook. Call the park district for more information, 419-425-PARK.

FREMONT

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is offering a free beginner genealogy class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. To register, call 1-800-998-PRES.

HOLLAND

Babies 'R' Us, 1360 South Holland-Sylvania Rd., will offer free car-seat safety checks on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. to help celebrate Baby Safety Month.

LIMA

Lynn Barnes, a costume and textile historian, will speak on women's underpinnings as part of the Allen County Museum's "History Uncovered" tea and trunk show from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Market Street museum. The Victorian Guild of the Allen County Historical Society will provide tea, finger foods, and sweets. Cost is $10 per person. Contact the museum for more information, 419-222-9426.

MAUMEE

Ernest Weaver of the Maumee Valley Historical Society will present "World War II Remembered" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Country Church in the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd. The event is free and open to the public.

OREGON

St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., will host a community mercury fever thermometer exchange tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Mercury thermometers brought in for the exchange must be in a secure plastic bag. One digital thermometer will be issued per household regardless of the number of mercury thermometers brought in.

SWANTON

Laurie C. Dickens, author of Wreck on the Wabash, will talk about the historic wreck at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brailey Depot located about a mile-and-a-quarter south of Airport Highway here. Additionally, an explanatory model train exhibit will be on display. The event is free.

TOLEDO

Jeff Gamso, ACLU legal director, will talk about "Outsourcing Your Data" at the Lucas County Bar Association luncheon, noon today at Jackson's, 233 North Huron St. Lunch is $7.

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Steve Day, Rotary District 6600 governor, will speak, today during a noon luncheon of the Rotary Club of Toledo at Zenobia Shrine, 1511 Madison Ave. His topic is "Centennial Bell Arriving."

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Community Partnership will hold a youthful violence prevention workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the partnership training center, 5902 Southwyck Blvd. Admission is $25. Preregistration is required.

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The Downtown Toledo Arena Consortium will meet at noon tomorrow in Manos Greek Restaurant, Adams and 17th streets, to evaluate arena sites proposed in the consortium's spring newsletter.

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The main library will host a college night for nontraditional students from 5 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in its McMaster Family Center For Lifelong Learning, 325 Michigan St. in downtown Toledo. The event is free and open to the public.

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Free legal advice will be offered by attorney David Coyle at Warren AME Church, 915 Collingwood, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. The walk-in service is part of the Law Tuesday program, sponsored by the Toledo Bar Association's pro bono program.

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Sabi Shabtai, an internationally recognized authority on terrorism, will talk about "Clear and Present Danger: Nonconventional Terrorism" at noon Thursday at the University of Toledo College of Law on UT's main campus. Part of the College of Law's speaker series, the talk is free and open to the public.

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"Great Lakes Lighthouses: Towers of History" is the topic of an event set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the main library in downtown Toledo in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the construction of the Toledo harbor light. The event is free and open to the public.

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Terence O'Leary, UT instructor of public health and rehabilitative services, will sign his book, More Than a Game," at 7 p.m. Thursday in Thackeray's Books, 3301 West Central Ave.

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The University of Toledo Law Review will sponsor a conference on the collateral consequences of conviction that create legal barriers to offender re-entry from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at UT's College of Law on the main campus.

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Paula K. Armentrout, who manages the consumer assistance unit within the consumer protection section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office, will speak about helping and protecting consumers during the Friday luncheon of American Legion Toledo Post 335. The event begins at noon in the Toledo Club, Madison Avenue and 14th Street.

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The Toledo Police Department will hold its third abandoned and forfeited motor vehicle auction of the year at 11 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot bounded by Constitution, Michigan, and Cherry streets. Approximately 100 cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be for sale. Registration begins at 9 a.m. All persons interested in bidding must register before the auction starts.

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The City of Toledo will hold a city-wide fall cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, with a focus on litter pickup and yard waste removal. Citizens are encouraged to participate by picking up litter in their neighborhood streets and vacant lots as well as removing any debris, tree limbs, and trash from their alleys.

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Agha Saeed, chairman of the American Muslim Alliance, will be the keynote speaker when the United Muslim Association of Toledo has its Eighth Annual Unity Dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Great Hall of the Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. The theme of the dinner is "Elections 2004 - Strategies and Choices."

WATERVILLE

Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Roche de Boeuf Festival here.

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