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Published: 10/20/2004

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Berkey

t Swiss steak dinner 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at Berkey Congregational Church, 12036 Sylvania-Metamora Rd. Adults/$7; children ages 5-12/$2.

Holland

t Holland-Springfield-Spencer Historical Society meets 7:30 p.m. today at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy. Enter by the east doors. Open to all.

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 activities and discuss library materials. Teen Cafe 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Books, music, games.

t Community harvest fest 1-5 p.m. Oct. 30 at Living Faith Church, 1240 Columbus St. Children's games, scavenger hunt, apple or pumpkin pie baking contest. Hot dog lunch for a small fee. Open to the public.

t Fish fry every Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 646 at 1074 Clarion Ave. Steaks, hamburgers too. Information: 419-865-8511.

Ottawa Hills

t Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Ottawa Hills High School, 2532 Evergreen Rd.

t Community Education adult classes open to the public. Children's classes limited to Ottawa Hills residents only. For a brochure: 419-537-9852.

Reynolds Corners

t Reptile Roundup family program 7 p.m. today at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Gary Huhn takes his reptile friends to the library. Register: 419-259-5320.

t Spooky Saturday 2 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Scary stories, games, and treats for grades K-3. Register: 419-259-5320.

t Bedtime for Gardens 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. How to prepare a garden for winter explained by a Toledo Botanical Garden representative.

t Babytime stories and music for ages 1-2 with adult companions, 10 a.m. Mondays through Nov. 8 at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Registration: 419-259-5320.

Sylvania

t Classic horror film 7-8:30 p.m. today at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St., for grades 6-12. Popcorn provided. No registration required.

t Garage sale by Southview Parents' Club, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the high school, 7225 Sylvania Ave. Donations accepted after 2:45 tomorrow in the gym at rear of building.

t Artist in the Park series features watercolorist Robert Martin, 2 p.m. Saturday at Olander Park's Nature Education Center, 6930 West Sylvania Ave. Artist will complete a work and discuss his techniques. Free admission, refreshments.

t Sylvania Democratic fall pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at 5516 Centennial Rd. $3.50.

t Library book/magazine sale, noon-6 p.m. Monday at Sylvania branch library, 6749 West Monroe St. From 5-6 p.m., $5 per bag sale.

t Home Party 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Olivet Christian Nursery School, 5840 Monroe St. Product demonstrations, sales. Portion of proceeds benefit the school. Information: 419-882-4616.

t Holiday bazaar and bake sale, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 30 at Sylvania United Church, 7240 Erie St. Gifts, decorations, candy. Lunch on Oct. 29 at $7.

t Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Sylvania United Church, 7240 Erie St. Bag sale noon-2 p.m., includes clothing, household items.

t Goblin Gallop, one and two-mile fun runs for children in grades K-6, 9 a.m. Oct. 30 on the grounds of Flower Hospital, 5200 Harroun Rd. Race course is lined with pumpkins; awards presented. Co-sponsored by Sylvania Recreation. Information: 419-882-1500.

t Start Smart basketball, a six-week class for parents to introduce ages 3-5 to the world of sports by teaching them basketball. Instructor assisted. Classes are 9:30-10:15 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Nov. 10, $50 per child; parents are free. Register by Oct. 29 at Sylvania Recreation, 419-882-1500.

t Community Services education classes include various exercises, rug hooking, introduction to wine tasting, and yoga basics. For brochure: 419-885-4126 or access www.scsonline.org

t Computer, Internet classes at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. Schedule: 419-882-2089.

West Toledo

t Romance writers' workshop 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Free workshop with three published authors from Maumee Valley Romance Writers of America. Writers of all genres invited. Nominal charge for lunch. Register: 419-259-5370.

t Poetry, Pumpkins and Pizza, 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. For children of all ages. Register: 419-259-5330.

t Paint a Pumpkin Halloween party, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave., for all ages. Costume optional. Register: 419-259-5370.

t Blood drive, 10 am.-4 p.m. Oct. 28 at University of Toledo Student Union's Ingman Room or Room 2582, 2801 West Bancroft St.

t Sanger Super Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon Monday and again Nov. 20 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Books, games, crafts for grades K-5.

t Power of Parenting 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Positive role modeling and a "curriculum of the home."

t Fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Fridays at Conn Weissenberger American Legion, 2020 West Alexis Rd. $7.

t Steak and shrimp dinners, 3:30-7:30 p.m. every Fridays at VFW Post 606 at 3005 Laskey Rd. Open to the public.

Toledo

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

t Fish dinner with dessert, 5-7 p.m. tomorrow and Nov. 5 at Mayfair-Plymouth Church, 5233 Bennett Rd. $6/adults, $4/child.

t Polka Society dance, 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Conn-Weissenberger Hall, 2020 West Alexis Rd. Information: 419-691-5684.

t Old-time feather party 6-11 p.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Parish, 3891 Martha Ave. in Widmer Hall. Doors open 5 p.m. Call 419-478-2384.

t Fall rummage sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, bag day, at Regina Coeli Parish activities building, 600 Regina Pkwy.

t Hurricane Relief pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m. Oct. 30 at Alexis Gardens, 4560 West Alexis Rd. Suggested donation, $5 or more, will be collected by the American Red Cross disaster relief fund.

t Spooktacular Halloween 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St. Magic performance by Count Wakula, followed by trick or treat parade. Wear a costume and take a bag for treats. For grades K-6.

t Fall rummage sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 708 South Erie St.

t Rummage sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 4-5 and 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 6 at Memorial Lutheran Church, 3215 Douglas Rd. Lunch and bake sale, Nov. 4. Bag sale, Nov. 6.

t Tips for Term Paper Research, 4 p.m. Nov. 10 for literature topics, and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 for history topics, Toledo-Lucas County branch library, 325 Michigan St. Tour of databases and Web sites to aid in internet research. Registration limited: 419-259-5218.

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

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 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 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 Aerobic dance, firming and toning exercise class for ages 40 and up, 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Toledo Yacht Club. $5 per class or $30 for an eight-week session. Call 419-381-1956.

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.

Areawide

t Flag exhibit at The Wolcott House, 1031 River Rd., Maumee through Sunday. 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 Boys To Men program career day at the Glass City Church of Christ, 901 Hoag St., Nov. 6, 8:30-1:30 p.m., for ages 9-19. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; program includes breakfast and lunch. Information: 419-242-2828.

t Solo exhibition of digital images by Andrew J. Ortiz in Clement Gallery at the University of Toledo's Center for Visual Arts through 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 40th Downtown Art Exhibition by The Toledo Artists' Club and Owens-Illinois, at Owens-Illinois Seagate Lobby through Nov. 19. All artists from the Greater Toledo area are eligible. Separate high school section of student artwork entered by area art teachers. Reception Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the O-I lobby. Awards at 7 p.m.

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.

t Distinguished Waite Alumni Award nominees can be submitted until Nov. 12 by calling 419-691-4687.

Benefits

t Fund-raiser for Assistance Dogs of America, Inc. and PetMassage Research Institute Inc., will be held at PetMassage Health and Fitness Center, 3347 McGregor Ln., 4-8 p.m. tomorrow. Silent auction, puppy parade, K-9 costume contest, dog-owner look-alike contest.

t Hallo Walk For Hunger is a walk-a-thon hosted by AmeriCorps Serving Northwest Ohio and Mercy Health Partners, to benefit MLK Kitchen for the Poor and the McTigue Family who recently lost their mother Kristi, an AmeriCorps alumni, to melanoma. The walk is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, starting at the main entrance to the Mercy Health Care Campus, 2200 Jefferson Ave. People encouraged to collect pledges and walk and wear a Halloween costume. ASNO is also collecting canned food and toiletries to donate to area shelters. Information: 419-251-1379.

t Swim-a-thon to fight breast cancer, sponsored by Saving Women in Monroe, Saturday at the Monroe YMCA, 1111 West Elm Ave., 1 p.m. Swimmers are seeking sponsors and donations to aid Monroe Cancer Connection's efforts to provide 250 free mammograms for uninsured or at-risk women over 40. To donate or for information: 734-457-2083.

t Fall fling fund-raiser by Ladies of Zenobia Shrine, noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Harbor Light Lodge, 3024 131st St. Brat or jumbo hot dog meal with dessert, $6. Child's hot dog meal with dessert, $3. Information: 419-385-7064.

t Hounds For Howl-O-Ween for dogs and their owners, to benefit Planned Pethood, Inc., a non-profit animal rescue and spay/neuter advocate, 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Pups 'N People, 1225 Ford St., Maumee. Dogs can dress up for Halloween and model for prizes. A photographer and a pet psychic will be there; treats for pets and people. $10 at the door.

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

t Rock, Raffle & Race to benefit the East Toledo Senior Activities Center, at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall-Local 245, 705 Lime City Rd., Rossford, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. Information: 419-691-2254.

t Jazz legend Jon Hendricks to perform at Corpus Christi Church, 2955 Dorr St., 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets: $20/adults; $15/students, seniors. Proceeds benefit Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence. Information: 419-244-7442.

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 Halloween Treats from Wendy's in conjunction with Toledo radio station WWWM-FM (105.5) and the Dave Thomas Foundation, will benefit Adopt America Network, to help find homes for children in foster care. Halloween treat books sold at Wendy's during October for $1. Redeemable at Wendy's across the country.

Books

t Author Lori Foster is the speaker at the mystery/suspense writers workshop at the Sanger branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 3030 West Central Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 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 today 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 American Legion Conn-Weissenberger Post 587 at 2020 West Alexis Rd. Sunday dances 3-7 p.m. Music by Frank Marovcik on Nov 7 at $6 members and $9 guests. A Touch of Brass Christmas dance on Dec. 19 at $10 members and $15 guests, dinner served. Doors open 1 p.m., lunch at 2 p.m. each dance. Membership dues, $5.

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 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 Czech Dancers Polka Club will have a dance on Nov. 14 at Ottawa Lake Sportsman Club, Old U.S. 223, Ottawa Lake, Mich.,dancing from 3-7 p.m., admission $6. For information call 419-644-4271 or 517-443-5523.

t Echoes of Poland Folk Song and Dance Ensemble, dinner dance and buffet dinner, 6 p.m.-midnight Nov. 13 at 5255 North Detroit Ave. Advance tickets, $20, or $25 at the door. Call 419-531-8658.

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 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 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.

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 Nov. 2 and 3 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Nov. 9 from 7-9 p.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 or www.naturalistcameraclub.com.

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 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 Oregon Business and Professional Women, 6 p.m. today in the municipal building, 5330 Seaman Rd. Reservations/cancellations: 419-693-8659. Program on American's first woman physician, Elizabeth Blackwell.

t Oregon Republican Club will meet today at 7pm. at Oregon Fire Station 2 on Wheeling Street. Guest speakers include the Lucas County auditor and congressional candidate Larry Kaczala, and state Representative and county commissioner candidate Lynn Olman. Open to the public. Information: 419-410-4971.

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 Point Place Heritage Society 7 p.m. Monday at Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st St. Sandy Bihn of the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society will speak about the lighthouse and its 100th birthday. Light refreshments; contest for those who dress in costume. Open to the public.

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 Singles Group being formed at Pilgrim Church of the United Church of Christ, 1375 Sylvania Ave. To meet Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Information: 419-537-9220.

t Society for American Baseball Research Roger Bresnahan/Mud Hens Chapter meets 4 p.m. Saturday in The Roost at Fifth-Third Field, with a presentation, followed by watching the opening game of the 2004 World Series. Information: 419-882-1301.

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.

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 VFW 4906 ladies auxiliary inspection meeting, 6 p.m. Nov. 1 in the post hall, 2161 Consaul St., Oregon.

t Waterville Mothers of Preschoolers meet 9:15-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays each month through May at Zion Lutheran Church, 22 North 2nd St. Ministry for women with young children. Activities, refreshments. Child care provided. $5 per session. Details: 419-897-9460.

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 Craft Bazaar at Faith Baptist Church, 6245 Whiteford Center Rd., Lambertville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Crafters, bake sale and food.

t Craft Show at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South Ave., Saturday. Information: 419-385-6905.

t Harvest Holiday Craft Show Saturday at Holy Rosary, 2565 York St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 419-691-2760.

t Craft Show at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30. Tables: 419-868-6907.

t Craft show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 at Northwood Church of God, 1838 South Coy Rd., Northwood. Crafters: 419-693-8006.

t Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show at Regina Coeli School, 600 Regina Parkway, Nov. 6. Two halls of crafters, lunch and bake sale. Information: 419-476-7225.

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. Luke's Craft Show, 1690 West Sterns Rd., Temperance, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 6. Tables: 734-847-7597.

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

t Craft Show to benefit Queen of Apostles School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 at Saints Peter & Paul Church Parish Hall, 728 South St. Clair St. Holiday crafts, gifts, raffle and food.

t Crafting for Literacy at Whiteford High School, Consear Road and US 23 North in Michigan, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Artists: 734-856-1443 ext. 312.

t Artists, crafters needed for Arts of the Season Art Fair on Nov. 13 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, 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, 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. Michael's, 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 29th Yuletide Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13, Blissfield Elementary School, 630 South Lane St., Blissfield, Mich. Information: 517-486-4116.

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 juried craft show at Lourdes College on Nov. 20. Information: 419-882-2027.

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

t Craft Show at American Legion Auxiliary Post 514, 11601 Lewis Ave., Ida, Mich., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21. Tables: 734-854-5634 or 734-856-6414.

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

Education

t National ACT Testing offered in the Fire Science and Law Enforcement Center rooms 145-147, at Owens Community College, from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Prior registration required: 567-661-7547 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7547.

t Lunar Eclipse observing, weather permitting, 9 p.m.-midnight on Oct. 27 at Brooks Observatory at The University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium. $2 per person; free to children under 5.

t Transfer Fair at Owens Community College, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 28, gives area residents and Owens students an opportunity to explore transfer options. Over 25 four-year colleges and universities from Ohio and Michigan will attend. Information: 567-661-7189 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7189.

t Lunar displays from NASA, including moon rocks, educational panels about space exploration, an Apollo space suit and a scale model of the solar system at the Buehner Center at Oak Openings Preserve, through Oct. 29. Free, but reservations required: 419-535-3057 ext. 101.

t Horror Stories 7:30 p.m. Friday family program through Oct. 29, 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.

t World War II Remembered, Postmark Tokyo Bay on Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m., by the Maumee Valley Historical Society in the Country Church on the Wolcott House Complex, 1031 River Rd., Maumee.

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 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●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. For adults and children age 5 and older.

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 Family Arts Lab every Tuesday and Saturday 10-11:30 a.m. in the 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 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. Free and open to the public.

t ElderVision classes at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. One-day trips and special programs for active adults. 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 Nov. 4 and 5 at Southwyck Mall, Southwyck Center F3, main mall entrance on Reynolds Road, first door on right next to Red Baron Arcade, and on Nov. 11 and 12 at the WLS Board Office, 3505 West Lincolnshire Blvd. Register: 419-245-3809.

t Parent-Child Space Academy at Brooks Observatory at The University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium, 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Open to children 8-12 and their parents. $20 for a team of one child and one parent; additional parents or children are $9. Pre-paid registration required: 419-530-2650.

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.

Employment Resources

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.

Fall activities

t Halloween Party at Camp Miakonda, 5600 Sylvania Ave., 6-8 p.m. today, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow and 6-9 p.m. Saturday, for children 12 and under with their families. Adult supervision required. $5 per person, children under 2 are free. Activities include haunted hayride, haunted hike, trick-or-treating, storytelling. Open to the public. Information: 419-241-7293.

t Garrison Ghost Walk lantern tour of Fort Meigs, tomorrow and Saturday, and Oct. 29 and 30, 7 p.m., Fort Meigs State Memorial Park, 29100 West River Rd.,Perrysburg. Hear of the long-gone heroes and walk the grounds of the old fort that psychics describe as 'highly charged with supernatural energy.' $6/adults; $3/children ages 6-12 years; free/ages 5 and under. Proceeds benefit Old Northwest Military History Association. Reservations: 419-874-4121.

t Haunted theme trains for the family, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 7. Take a 1-hour and 15-minute round-trip Bluebird Passenger Train ride across 10 miles of haunted countryside from Waterville to Grand Rapids. Refreshments proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, who will be working the concession stands. All trains depart from Waterville Train Station, 49 North Sixth St. For times and prices: 1-866-63-TRAIN or visit www.tlew.org.

t Autumn Open House at the UT Stranahan Arboretum, Saturday and Sunday, 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 Pemberville Autumn Fest on the River 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 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.

t Yuletide Open House sponsored by the Blissfield Chamber of Commerce in downtown Blissfield, Nov. 12-14. Stores open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Santa Parade and Tree Lighting Friday at 7 p.m. Yuletide craft show in the elementary school on Saturday.

t Yuletide Parade of Lights in downtown Blissfield on Dec. 11 with entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

Health

t Living With Epilepsy seminar 7-9 p.m. Oct. 26, at the Epilepsy Center, 5403 Southwyck Blvd., Suite 100. First of a series of free seminars. Reservations: 419-867-5950.

t Facing Alzheimer's program featuring David Shenk, author of The Forgetting, 6 p.m. on Nov. 3 at WGTE-TV channel 30, 1270 South Detroit Ave. Registration required: 419-380-4640.

t No More Stress, Just Happiness for the Holidays workshop, 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd.

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 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 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. 21 and Nov. 4. 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 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

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

School Plays

t St. John's Jesuit High School's Campion Hall Players will present the comedy Some Canterbury Tales, based on the stories by Geoffrey Chaucer, on Nov. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 5901 Airport Hwy. Adults, $6; children, seniors $5. Tickets available at the school or by calling 419-865-5743.

t Perrysburg High School will present Little Shop of Horrors Nov. 11-14 at the high school auditorium, 13385 Roachton Rd. Showtimes are 8 p.m. except Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. All seats are reserved and tickets go on sale beginning Nov. 2. Box office hours are 7-8:30 p.m. at the school Mondays through Thursdays.

t Maumee High School production of David and Lisa, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-14 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Maumee Indoor Theater's small theater, 601 Conant St. Advance tickets, $5; or $7 at the door.

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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