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Published: Wednesday, 10/6/2004

What's on: Areawide

East Toledo

t Card party and pork chop dinner at noon today by St. Louis Altar Society, 459 Sixth St. Tallies, $5. Reservations required: 419-691-3093.

t Nature stories and creative crafts, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine Ave. For grades K-4, programs at 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 23.

t Vote for favorite storybook character, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday at Locke branch library, 806 Main St., for grades K-4. Stories, puppet show, balloons, and treats.

t Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15 at Good Shepherd Church, 550 Clark St. Last day bag sales at $1.

t Introduction to the Internet 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine Ave.

t Saturday Bingo weekly at 5 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas School, 1430 Idaho St. Information: 419-693-5849.

t Child care registration at the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave., for ages 3-5 years and school-age children. Information: 419-691-4609, ext. 10.

t East Toledo Historical Society building and gift shop, open 1-3 p.m. the first Sunday each month through October and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday each month. To donate historic relics: 419-691-1429, ext. 115.

Elmore

t Bazaar, bake sale and chicken and biscuit supper, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 16 at St. John's Church, 448 Rice St. Crafts, raffle. $6/adults; $3/child.

t Elmore Historical Society meeting, 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the barn/museum, 353 Ottawa St.

t Elmore Haunted History on Oct. 30 at the barn/museum, 353 Ottawa St. Stories, music, food. $5.

Jerusalem Twp.

t Free blood pressure checks and health counseling for seniors ages 60 and over, 8-11 a.m. the second Wednesday each month at Jerusalem Food Pantry, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Millbury

t Ageless Wonders lunch meeting at noon Oct. 14 in the Lake Township building, 27975 Cumming Rd. Bingo follows. Open to all seniors.

t Euchre tournament sponsored by the Ageless Wonders, 1 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Lake Township building, 27975 Cumming Rd. Open to the public.

Northwood

t German dinner and Deutschmeister Band concert, 5 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1930 Bradner Rd. Information: 419-836-9273.

t Immunization clinic Oct. 14 and 28 (WIC only), and Oct. 26 at the municipal building, 6000 Wales Rd. Appointments: 419-244-1610. Bring shot records.

Oregon

t Beef stroganoff dinner and ice cream sundae, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. Adults/$7; child/$3.50. Homemade pie is 50 cents extra.

t Gathering the Harvest buffet luncheon, for all area women, 12:15 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. Charles Hospital's Oregon Room, 2600 Navarre Ave. Music, speaker, program on the Longenberger Basket Company. Free child care available. Reservations, $8.25, due Oct. 7: 419-691-7319.

t Book discussion of Holes by Louis Sachar, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd.

t Family Storytimes for ages 2-7 with adults, 7:15-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 9, except Nov. 2, at Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Short videos, stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Perrysburg

t Art and foreign film series at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. include Monsieur Ibrahim, 7 p.m. Oct. 15; The Station Agent, Nov. 19, and The Bicycle Thief, Dec. 10. Admission and refreshments are free.

t 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.

t 577 Foundation classes at 577 East Front St. for adults and children. Includes yoga, youth pottery, Chinese cooking, and a nature journal. Call 419-874-4174 for reservations and fees.

t Farmer's Market downtown, 4-8 p.m. final day today. Plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables, art, baked goods, crafts.

t Immunization clinic, Oct. 19 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St. Take your shot records.

Rossford

t Square and contra dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy. Live music. Beginners welcome; no partners necessary. Admission, $6.

t Maze Night for grades 6-12, Oct. 16 at Mid-Wood corn maze at Routes 281 and 25, south of Bowling Green. Limited number of free tickets available through the Rossford Public Library.

t Fall harvest celebration 4-5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Rossford branch library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Fall crafts, games, stories for ages 5 and older.

t Back to School trivia contest for grades 6-12 at the Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Contest forms and questions in the young adult section of the library. Prizes for winners.

t 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.

t Co-ed adult volleyball league, 6-8:30 p.m. Sundays to Dec. 5, and again Jan. 9 to March 13. Fee per team, per session, $195. Call Rossford Recreation Center to register.

Weston

t Sampler Mexican dinner, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 15 at American Legion Post 409 on Mill Street. $6/adults; $4/children.

Wood County

t Immunization clinics open weekdays at Wood County Health Department, 1840 East Gypsy Lane, Bowling Green. Walk-in or call 419-352-8402 for an appointment.

t Fall colors canoe float, 10-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Otsego Canoe Livery, 20000 West River Rd., Bowling Green. Canoe down the Maumee; take picnic lunch. Fee, $30 per canoe. Canceled in bad weather. Reservations: 419-353-1897.

t Autumn Adventure bike ride, 9-10:30 a.m. Sunday at Slippery Elm Trail, 14050 Mermill Rd., Rudolph. Reservations: 419-353-1897.

t Scarecrow making workshop, 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Carter-Loomis Farm Park, 18331 Carter Rd., Bowling Green. Bring clothing for the scarecrow; straw provided. Enter your work in the Folklore and Funfest Scarecrow Contest. Reservations: 419-353-1897.

t Build a compost bin, Backyard Gardener series, 7-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at park district headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. Also, information on using compost for your yard and garden. Reservations: 419-353-1897.

t Spring bulb and bird seed sale by Friends of the Wood County Park District through Oct. 17. Pick-up 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Wood County Park Headquarters, 1837 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. Small birdhouses also available. Call 1-800-321-1897 for order form.

t Friends of the Parks membership meeting and luncheon, 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at Otsego Park, 20000 West River Rd., Bowling Green. Brief presentation on the Maumee Remedial Action Plan. Reservations: 419-353-1897 by Oct. 14.

t Twilight of the Barn in Ohio photography exhibit by John A. Rodak until Oct. 30 in the art gallery of the Wood County Historical Center museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. 18 images of Ohio family barns. Free admission.

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

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

Toledo

t Rummage and bake sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and tomorrow, also 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave. Last day bag sales. Lunch available.

t Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Sunday at VFW Post 5530 at 415 East Central Ave.

t Cheer competitions on Saturday at Whitmer High School, 5601 Clegg Dr. Awards given to top three squads in each division. Details on Web site: www.leaguelineup.com/whspanthers under bulletin board.

t SPARKS cheer team performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr.

t Chicano poet and writer Manuel Caro will speak on Chicano/American history, literature, and culture, 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the South branch library, 1736 Broadway.

t Polish heritage month breakfast 8-11 a.m. Oct. 17 at St. Adalbert Parish, 3233 Lagrange St.

t VFW essay contests for grades 6-8, "The Patriot's Pen," and for grades 9-12, "Voice of Democracy," sponsored by VFW Post 606, 3005 West Laskey Rd. Patriotic art contest also held. All contests have monetary or scholarship awards. Information: 419-473-9557.

t Homework Helper to the Rescue 3:30-5:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday through Dec. 16 at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd., for grades K-8; also 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays at Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St., for grades K-6.

t Free film series Thursdays 7-9 p.m. through Nov. 4 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Art films, foreign and independent films, seen for the first time in this area, followed by discussion.

t Polka dance 3-7 p.m. Sunday at American legion Conn-Weissenberger Post 587 at 2020 West Alexis Rd. Doors open 1 p.m., lunch at 2 p.m. Advance tickets: 419-478-6068.

t Mini book sale 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 6 at 546 Southard Ave. by Friends of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Information: 419-259-5455.

t Coping with bullies 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St., for grades K-6. How to deal with bullying explained through stories and puppets.

t An Evening with Elvis dinner theater, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. Hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and performance by Bob Rosencrantz and his band at 7:30 p.m. Reservations, $25: 419-475-3628.

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 to Nov. 13 in the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning. Register: 419-259-5297.

t Farmer's Market hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-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 Baby Safety Fair by ProMedica and the YWCA Child Care Network at Toys R Us, 340 Newtowne Square Dr., noon-3 p.m. Oct. 9. Product demonstrations, giveaways and a special appearance by Geoffrey. Information: 419-476-7672.

t Exhibition: Disconnection/Reconnection, a solo exhibition of digital images by Andrew J. Ortiz in Clement Gallery at the University of Toledo's Center for Visual Arts. Oct. 4-Nov. 12 during gallery hours. A lecture by the artist is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Haigh Auditorium, Room 0090 CVA; a reception follows.

t Toledo Artist Group session celebrates the use of wood, plastics, paint and metals in a multi-dimensional space at the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery at Owens Community College, Perrysburg Township campus through Oct. 22. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2721.

t Mural design contest sponsored by the Toledo School for the Arts and commissioned by The Hotel Seagate, to be painted on the top floor of the complex. Winner gets $100 and will be the assistant manager of the project. Information: 419-242-8885. or email Srobinson@HotelSeagate.com.

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 Start H.S. Hall of Fame induction and banquet to include a tribute to the Original Spartans and a presentation to the first scholarship winner, Nov. 19 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Tickets $30 if purchased before Nov. 1: 734-854-7633.

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. 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 Walk for Diabetes for the American Diabetes Association, Oct. 9 at the Toledo Zoo. Registration and check-in at 9 a.m.; walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Anthony Wayne Trail parking lot. Information: 1-888-DIABETES or www.diabetes.org/walk.

t Furball 2004 to benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St. Tickets: 419-891-0594.

t Devaul's adult flag football team fund-raiser, Oct. 9 at Legion Hall, 145 Bergin St., Rossford, 5-11 p.m. Reverse raffle and $20 all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. Proceeds help pay for the team to go to nationals in Florida. Information: 419-779-6627.

t Spa Day raffle to benefit the Sunshine Children's Home. First prize is spa day package; other prizes include gift certificates for dinner. Tickets, $5; drawing is 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 at La Luna Salon. Information: 419-470-2707.

t Pet Howl-O-Ween Party to benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society, Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, Karnik Pet Lodge, 2921 Fairbanks Ave. $10 per costume/contest category. Registration 9-9:30 a.m.. Categories include most creative, prettiest, best pet duo. Information: 419-482-7101 or 419-841-6621.

t Golf With The Vets for Veterans Outreach, Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania, Oct. 18 with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. $135 per player includes 18 holes, raffles and 50/50 drawings. Information: 419-514-1540.

t Maumee Firefighting Association going door-to-door selling raffle tickets for a cash drawing to be held on Nov. 2 at the fire station. Proceeds benefit fire prevention programs, volunteers training and buying firefighting and life saving equipment. Tickets available at the station during business hours or by calling 419-897-7057.

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.

t Author Lori Foster is the speaker at the mystery/suspense writers workshop at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 23. Her appearance is co-sponsored by the Maumee Valley Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Lunch available for $5. Information: 419-259-5370.

Clubs

t AARP Toledo Trilby Chapter 1990 meets Oct. 21 in the St. Clement Community Center, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. at 1 p.m. Historian Fred Folger speaks about "Ohio, The Amazing Buckeye State." Open to the public.

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 Fine Arts Association meets in the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Delta Memorial Hall, 401 Main St., Delta. Information call 419-822-9725.

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

t Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Navarre Park shelterhouse, 1001 White St. Business meeting followed by program at 8:10 p.m., "Gettysburg: After the Battle." Refreshments provided; open to the public.

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. Information: 419-530-2649.

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 Mothers of Preschoolers meets Oct. 12 from 7-9 p.m., and Oct. 19 and 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., CrossRoads Community Church, 1590 West Temperance Rd., Temperance, Mich. 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 Northwest Ohio Writers Forum meets 10 a.m.-noon on Oct. 16 at Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Ln. Free and open to the public. Information: 419-666-7120 or www.nwowf.com.

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 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 P.O.L.A.R. Athletic Club meets for breakfast Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Drum & Bugle Room at the Shrine Temple. Information: 419-536-8525.

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 St. Charles Mercy Hospital Auxiliary meets at noon Oct. 13 in the Oregon Room at St. Charles Hospital. Oregon Mayor Marge Brown will speak. Information: 419-693-3909.

t Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo meets first and third Thursdays at Wernert's Corner Civic Association Hall, 5068 Douglas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with business meeting starting at 7 p.m. Tonight: 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 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 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 Polish Genealogy Society meets the last Saturday of the month at the Toledo-Lucas County Library, Main Branch, 325 Michigan St., Local History Room, third floor, 10-11:30 a.m.

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. Information: 419-849-3108.

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

t Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio welcomes new people to the area and is for those who want to meet and make new friends. Variety of interest groups such as couples evening bridge, bunco, stitch, euchre, poker, dining out and golf. Information: 419-872-4987.

Crafts

t Granny's Attic Show at The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 2820 West Alexis Rd., Oct. 7-9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafters needed: 419-474-0468.

t Fall Craft Show at East Toledo Senior Activities Center, Navarre Park shelterhouse, 1001 White St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16. Homemade crafts and bake sale. Information: 419-691-2254.

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

t Craft Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16 at Perrysburg Masonic Building, 590 East South Boundary.

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 Harvest Holiday Craft Show Oct. 23 at Holy Rosary, 2565 York St., from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tables: 419-691-2760.

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

t Crafters Needed for Nov. 6 show at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Tables: 419-389-0072.

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

t Artists and Crafters needed for Arts of the Season Art Fair on Nov. 13 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Booth space: 419-873-ARTS.

t Crafters needed for Craft and Gift Show, Nov. 13, St. James Church, 3948 Brockton Dr., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Benefits Mobile Meals of Toledo. Information: 419-327-9739.

t Crafters needed for craft show at Northwood High School on Nov. 13. Information: 419-693-3374.

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

t Craft Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 13 at St. Michaels, 510 West Front St., Monroe, Mich. Tables: 734-269-2780.

t Crafters needed for Craft Show at Whiteford Agricultural Schools in Ottawa Lake, Mich., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13, proceeds benefit elementary literacy. Tables: 734-856-1443 ext. 312.

t Crafters needed for craft show at Fraternal Order of Eagles 197 at 5050 Jackman Rd., Nov. 13-14. Information: 419-472-1583.

t Crafters needed for Craft and Gift Show at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association. Information: 419-327-9739.

t Crafters needed for Knights of Columbus Winter Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20 at 202 West Front St., Monroe, Mich. Tables: $20, 734-457-3713.

t Crafters needed for Craft, Gift and Pet Products Show at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 5. Benefits Planned Pethood. Information: 419-327-9739.

t Crafters needed for juried craft shows for Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11 and 18-19. Information: 419-882-2027.

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

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

Education

t Community Emergency Response Teams Training Program offered by Owens and Lucas County Emergency Management Agency and safety forces, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 8, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9-10, at the Workforce and Community Services Division. Program is free to area residents. Information: 567-661-7523 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7523.

t Chemistry in Health and Wellness to celebrate National Chemistry Week at the Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9. Hands-on activities for all visitors and displays from local companies. Learn about the chemistry of diet and nutrition, exercise, first aid and safety.

t Understanding Children Early Childhood Workshop by Owens Community College and the Toledo Association for the Education of Young Children, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 16, in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-128. Information: 419-420-9188.

t World War II Remembered, The Battle for Leyete Gulf, on Oct. 20 and Postmark Tokyo Bay, the story of the march across the Pacific and the occupation of Japan, September to December 1945, on Nov. 17, will both be presented by the Maumee Valley Historical Society in the Country Church on the Wolcott House Complex from 7-9 p.m.

t Popular Exploratory Programs offered by Penta Career Center. Classes include 'Ask The Computer Expert', 'American Sign Language' and 'Electrical Basics'. Information: 419-661-6555.

t Children's Art Classes by Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden. Advanced drawing and mixed media, ages 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.

t The Evolution of Ohio from a wild frontier wilderness to a territory of law and civility, public display through Nov. 29 at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in the Local History and Genealogy Department, 325 Michigan St. Information: 419-259-5266.

t Family ARTS Lab every Tuesday and Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Family Arts Lab Studio at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. Lab is geared to children 3-5 years with an adult. Drawing class Tuesdays for children 7-10 years, 4-5:30 p.m. Information: 419-480-0222.

t Bedford's Fabulous Fours accepting new students. Free home-based pre-school program for children 4 years old. Once a week, a teacher comes to the student's door with activities and learning materials for the child and guardian. Free to students and families through a Michigan Department of Education grant. Information and registration: 734-850-6718.

t Information night at Central Catholic High School for seventh and eighth-grade students and their parents, Oct. 13, 7-9 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Rd., Perrysburg. Other programs scheduled at later dates. Information: 419-255-2280, ext. 124 or email admissions@centralcatholic.org.

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 GED testing Oct. 7-8 at Southwyck Mall and Oct. 14-15 at the Washington Local Schools board office, 3505 West Lincolnshire. Register: 419-245-3809.

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 Brown-Bag Seminars to discuss topics impacting all women, Catharine S. Eberly Center Conference Room, Tucker Hall, Room 180 on Thursdays 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tonight: Women, Power and Community Leadership. Oct.14: Poetry Reading With UT Women Poets. Information: 419-530-8570. Free and open to the public.

t Star Gazer family program through Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., University of Toledo's Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory. Moon Witch Saturday family program through Oct. 30 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 Fall Job Fair 2004 at Owens Community College, Perrysburg Township campus on Oregon Road in the Student Health and Activities Center, 2-5 p.m. Oct. 7. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7617 or 567-661-7617.

t Employment Resource Center 10 a.m.-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 Autumn Open House at the UT Stranahan Arboretum, Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 1-5 p.m. Free tour at 2 p.m. each day includes walking through the arboretum with a local expert, learning about trees and their history. Information: 419-841-1007.

t Applebutter Fest 2004 on Oct. 10 in downtown Grand Rapids from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission; parking $6 with shuttles. Part of fee donated toa rea churches. Applebutter making, demonstrations of historical trades, re-enactions of military encampments, cannon fires, and mountain men and settlers roam the streets and towpath. Petting zoo and pony rides among other entertainment.

t Pemberville Autumn Fest on the River 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23 along Front Street, sponsored by the Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society. Civil War re-eneactors, living history village and historians, artisans, children's activities, horse-drawn trolleys, and vintage vehicles. Lumberjack pancake breakfast at 7 a.m.; old-fashioned western comedy in the Opera House. Information: 419-287-3274.

Health

t Adult Health Fair offers health screenings and educational sessions, Flower Hospital campus on Harroun Road in Sylvania, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 9. Screenings include vision, balance, hearing, blood sugar and pressure, menopause, osteoporosis. Register: 419-291-5899.

t Alzheimer's disease and dimentia, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 11 at Mayores Health Advocacy, 1 Aurora Gonzalez Dr. Learn about community resources available to assist caregivers. Information: 1-800-441-3322 or 419-537-1999.

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 Cancer Awareness workshop by African American Women Cancer Support Group, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-noon at Southern Missionary Church, 1222 Indiana Ave. Free and open to the public.

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 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 Free mammograms for women age 40 or older who have no insurance or who qualify for CareNet, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 12 and 14 at St. Charles Mercy Hospital Women's Care Center, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Call 419-251-4000 to make an appointment.

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 class offered at Bay Park Community Hospital, designed to help rid or reduce the body of stress and tension, 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 7, 14 and 21. Information: 419-690-7675.

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.

t Weight Loss Surgery Information program at Wood County Hospital, 950 West Wooster St., Bowling Green, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Free to the public. No registration required. Information: 419-352-1452.

t Youth Group exercise classes for ages 5-8 years and 9-12 years at St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St. Swimming and yoga classes included. Information: 419-841-5597.

Reunions

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Support Groups

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Volunteers

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



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