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Published: Wednesday, 1/12/2005

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t Community Emergency Response Teams training program 6-9 p.m. tomorrow and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Workforce and Community Services building on Perrysburg Township campus of Owens Community College. Information: 567-661-7357.

t Express baseball hitting camp for ages 8 to 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Owens Community College's student health and activities center, Perrysburg Township campus on Oregon Road. Area baseball players can learn the fundamentals from Owens Express Head Coach Bob Schultz and assistant coaches John LoCascio and Gabe Medina. $65 per player. Information: 567-661-7536.

t BooCoo Trains modular H-O scale model railroad on display at the Starlite Plaza, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania. Fridays 6-9 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 23. Free. Information: www.freewebs.com/boocootrains

t Studio Series at Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St. Modern and ethnic dance showcase in the Attic Theater on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door are $5/adults and $3/students.

t DECA Day Competition for more than 600 Northwest Ohio high school students to compete in various marketing competitions, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center, Fire Science and Law Enforcement Center at Owens Communty College. Information: 567-661-7188.

t Visual Arts Exhibit at the Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St. through Jan. 28 during school hours. Information: 419-246-8732, ext. 226.

t Outstanding Young Volunteer of the Year Award, sponsored by the ladies auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 606, is open to ages 12 to 15 who have provided outstanding volunteer service to his or her community from Jan. 1, 2003 to Dec. 31, 2004. The student deadline is Feb. 5. Entry form available from the auxiliary: 419-698-2455.

t Toledo Stamp Expo at Yorkshire Hall, 4017 Lagrange St., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27, saluting the Bicentennial of Fort Industry and the 10th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS Toledo. Exhibits, kids korner, food, raffle, free admission.

Benefits

t House Raffle to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Tickets, $100, available in January. The home is being built by Forrester & Wehrle in the Brint Crossing subdivision, Sylvania Township. Information: 1-800-942-5533 or visit www.stjude.org.

t January Jam fund-raiser for the Perrysburg Area Arts Council on Jan. 22 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg Township. Cocktail hour and music 6:30-7 p.m.; Swingmania 7-10 p.m. Silent auction of donated local art, gift baskets, and certificates from local businesses. Reservations: 419-873-ARTS.

t Charity Chili Cook-Off 1-5 p.m. Jan. 29 at Woodville Mall, 3725 Williston Rd. Judging begins 1:30 p.m. Public invited to enter, and sample the entries for a $5 donation. Proceeds divided and given to Lake and Northwood elementary schools for various reading programs. Information: 419-693-0582.

t Monte Carlo for the Arts, 8 p.m. Jan. 29, to raise funds for the sixth-grade camping trip for the Toledo School for the Arts. Tickets $5 at the door, 333 14th St., Toledo. Information: 419-246-8732, ext. 226.

t 2005 Heart of Toledo Gala, a black-tie event to benefit the American Heart Association, is 6-11 p.m. Feb. 5 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Money raised from the gala's sponsorship, ticket sales and auctions will fund research. Information: 419-841-7006.

t Pick Your Ride to generate support for Toledo Public Schools Foundation. Tickets are $50 each; winner gets a two-year lease on a vehicle from a participating dealer. Free ticket given with a test drive of a 2005 vehicle from a participating dealer and purchase of a ticket. Dealers are: Taylor KIA, Ballas Buick GMC, Kistler Ford, and Yark Automotive Group. Drawing is Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the end of the Greater Toledo Auto Show at SeaGate Centre. Information: 419-535-6568 or www.tps.org or visit a participating dealer.

t Bachelor/Bachelorette Raffle, to benefit the American Cancer Society, Lucas County Unit. For single men and women at least 21 years old. Feb. 8 at Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg Township. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Information: 419-891-9200.

t Murder mystery to benefit the Way Public Library Foundation in Perrysburg is Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for Mayhem at the Manor for sale at the library information desk, 101 East Indiana Ave.

t Dance Marathon to benefit the Children's Miracle Network, March 19-20. A 32-hour event, with over 1,000 Bowling Green State University students participating from over 55 campus organizations, plus many guests. Information: 419-372-0530 or visit www.bgsu.edu/studentlife/organizations/dancemarathon.

t Food Donations accepted at Window Seat, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania, for Family House, the largest family shelter in Ohio. Non-perishable food items or hygiene items requested. Information: 419-242-5505.

Clubs

t Altar Rosary Society card party noon-4 p.m. Jan. 30 at St. Hyacinth School, 728 Parkside Blvd. Hot lunch served; tallies at the door for $6.

t American Legion Conn-Weissenberger Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd. Dances, Feb. 27 Change of Pace; March 6 Glass Town Sound. Members $6. Doors open 1 p.m.; lunch 2 p.m. dance 3-7 p.m.

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

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

t Gathering of Quilters Guild meets 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd. Potluck supper and Chinese auction.

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

t Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable meets 7:30 p.m. today at Navarre Park shelterhouse near corner of Navarre and White streets. Robert Morris talks about "The Mystery of Fredericksburg." Open to the public.

t Kaffeestunde German coffee hour meets every Wednesday during the school year, 12:30-1:30 p.m., South Lounge, Student Union at UT Bancroft campus. Anyone interested in speaking German is welcome to attend. Information: 419-530-2649.

t Lions Club of Bedford meets for dinner meeting on first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie Hwy., Erie, Mich. Information: 734-856-7985.

t Lutheran Home at Toledo Coffee Club meets the second Thursday of every month, 1:30 p.m. in the Assisted Living dining room, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Information: 419-693-0751, ext. 246.

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

t Maumee Valley Model Boat Club meets the first Wednesday each month at the meeting room of Gander Mountain Sporting Goods, 1320 South Holland Sylvania Rd., at 7 p.m. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.

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 Maumee VFW meets 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at 314 Illinois Ave., Maumee. Seeking new members. All military personnel who received combat infantryman and combat medic badge from the Army or combat action ribbon from Navy, Marines, Coast Guard are eligible. All veterans welcome. Information: 419-878-8091. or 893-2440.

t Mothers of Preschoolers meet 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 and 19, and Feb. 1 and 2; and 7-9 p.m. Jan. 11, and Feb. 8, at CrossRoads Community Church, 1590 West Temperance Rd., Temperance. Information: 734-847-4135.

t Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo, second Friday each 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 Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center of the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Information: 419-832-3801.

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 each month. Information: 419-381-0755.

t Oregon/Northwood Rotary meets Thursdays at Cousino's, 1842 Woodville Rd. Breakfast at 7:45 a.m., meeting 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.

t Real Estate Investors Association meets second Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Gesu Church Sullivan Center, 2049 Parkside Blvd. Information: 419-861-3870; 419-283-8427 or 419-460-3094.

t Samagama club of presidents meets Wednesday at noon at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas Rd.

t Singles dance every Thursday at 7 p.m. at The Frog II, 5120 Woodville Rd., Northwood. Information: 419-862-0098.

t Singles group at Pilgrim Church of the United Church of Christ, 1375 Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-537-9220.

t Singles dances ages 21-plus at DC Ranch, 25740 North S.R. 25, Perrysburg. Ohio Singles and Glass City Singles events. Information: 734-856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.

t Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo meets first and third Thursdays at Wernert's Corner Civic Association Hall, 5068 Douglas Rd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., business meeting at 7 p.m. Open to all.

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 T.I.R.E.S. luncheon 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Manos Greek restaurant, 1701 Adams St. Learn about the TIRES educational scholarships. Information: 419-691-5060.

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

t Toledo East Women's Connection luncheon, 12:15 p.m. today in the Oregon Room at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave. Music, speaker, and give-away of selected items. $8.50. Doors open 11:45 a.m. Open to all area women. Information: 419-666-3728.

t Toledo Mothers of Twins Club meets 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday each month at Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd. Open to mothers, foster mothers and guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032.

t Toledo Naturalists' Association meets 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson's Activity Center, 1833 South Holland-Sylvania Rd. Program: Habitat loss and effects of the increased population of the double-crested cormorant on the wading birds of West Sister Island, presented by the director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Open to all.

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 Springfield Commons Shopping Mall, 1320 South Holland-Sylvania Rd., Springfield Township. Information: 419-472-9163.

t Toledo Polish Genealogy Society meets the fourth Saturday each month at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., in the local history room, third floor, 10-11:30 a.m.

t Toledo Sewing Guild meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Space Library, 1700 North Reynolds Rd.

t TOPICS Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday each month through May at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Membership open to area 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 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 Second St. Ministry for women with young children. Activities, refreshments. Child care provided. $5 per session. Information: 419-897-9460.

t Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio welcomes new people to the area or those who want to meet and make new friends. Activities include: couples evening bridge, bunco, stitch, euchre, poker, dining out and golf. Information: 419-872-4987.

Crafts

t Crafters needed for Douglas Road Elementary PTA Craft Show on April 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 734-847-5083.

t Blanket Making Drive sponsored by Michaels Arts and Crafts store, 5255 Airport Hwy. Pick up directions to make knitted or crocheted squares to be donated and made into blankets for the less fortunate in the local community. Information: 419-389-0012.

Education

t Northwest Ohio Writers Forum meets Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sanger branch library in room B, 3030 West Central Ave. Free and open to the public. Information: www.nwowf.com.

t Central Catholic High School informational session 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in the school's Sullivan Center, 2550 Cherry St. Prospective students and families can meet with administrators, teachers, counselors, and representatives from athletics and student life. Information: 419-255-2306, ext. 189. Jan. 22: placement test 8-11:30 a.m. Mandatory for eighth-grade students who want to attend a Catholic high school. Application at any school or at Central Catholic. Information: 419-255-2280.

t Lourdes College spring semester registration through Jan. 18. For information about registration call 419-885-5291 or go to www.lourdes.edu.

t Penta Career Center registration under way for adult continuing education classes that start Jan. 18. Information: 419-661-6555; stop by 30095 Oregon Rd.; or go to www.penta-ace.com.

t High School Writers' Workshop 6-8 p.m. Jan. 18 and 25, College Hall Room 156-D at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township. Information: 567-661-7385.

t Open House 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 22 for interested students at Toledo School for the Arts, 333 14th St. Register: 419-246-8732, ext. 400. Participants should use the 15th street entrance.

t Community Writer's Workshop 6-9 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31 in College Hall Room 156-D at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township. Information: 567-661-7385.

t World Cultures Film Series 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Mainstage Theatre at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township. Fire, an Indian film about a young woman from New Delhi who embarks on a loveless arranged marriage. Information: 567-661-7523.

t Kindergarten Readiness helps parents and children prepare for school. Parent class on Jan. 27; Saturday morning classes with children start Feb. 5, Washington Local Schools administration building, 3505 West Lincolnshire. Register at Washington Local's ABLE program: 419-473-2364.

t Children's Discovery Theater winter workshop classes 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through February at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St. Series of eight group lessons for children in grades three through 12 in dance, acting, vocal and creative arts. End-of-workshop performance for the community. $125; limited scholarships available.

t ElderVision classes at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. One-day trips and special programs for active adults. Classes starting in January and February include: Introduction to Jazz, History of the International Slave Trade, Overview of the Old Testament, Opera Up Close and Personal. Prices/times: 419-824-3707 or gburke@lourdes.edu or visit www.lourdes.edu/eldervision.htm.

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. to 3 p.m. for $5. For adults and children age 5 and older.

t Family Arts Lab every Thursday, 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 Brown Bag Seminars discusses topics impacting women, Thursdays 12:30-1:30 p.m., Catharine S. Eberly Center conference room in Tucker Hall, room 180 University of Toledo. Free to the public.

t Children's Art Classes by Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive. Advanced drawing and mixed media, ages 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.

t GED preparation and practice tests, classes meet at 7035 Madison St., Holland or at 6850 Monroe St., room 210, Sylvania. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic and literacy education:

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 English classes for adult speakers of other languages, 6850 Monroe St., room 208. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic and literacy education. Information: 419-824-8539.

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 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. 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 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.

Health

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 CPR Class at Mercy Memorial Hospital Community Training Center, 718 North Macomb St., Monroe, Mich., 5-9 p.m. Jan 13. This class will be the Adult/AED Healthcare Provider Part I. The Child/AED and Infant Healthcare Provider Part II will be Jan. 27 from 5-9 p.m. The fee for both classes is $40 and space is limited. Information: 734-240-4470.

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, Wednesday mornings at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, and Thursday evenings at Mercy Health Partners Conference Center, 3400 Meijer Dr., 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 In-home Respite Financial Assistance Program, provided by the Alzheimer's Association, for eligible families to be reimbursed for up to $50 for the cost of in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-441-3322.

t Living Well With Cancer educational program for people facing cancer or as a family caregiver or friend, meets Thursdays Jan. 20-Feb. 10, noon-2 p.m. at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in the Heart Center Conference Rm. Information: 419-251-4153.

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 Tai Chi for Arthritis based on the Sun style of Tai Chi, increases flexibility, muscle strength, heart-lung capacity and balance. Class forming at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary St., Perrysburg, on Thursdays at 7 p.m. $35 per month. Information: 419-537-0888.

t Tai Chi classes by the Arthritis Foundation in the community room of the Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 419-691-9451.

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

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Volunteers

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