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Published: Wednesday, 1/26/2005

What's on: Metro/East

East Toledo

t●Book discussion of Expecting Adam by Martha Beck, 2 p.m. today at Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine Ave. Feb. 24: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. Open to all readers.

t Star show, an inflatable planetarium, 4:30-5:30 p.m. tomorrow and Feb. 4 at Woodville Education Center, 1738 Woodville Rd. For elementary school children.

t Dive into Mardi Gras 3:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine Ave. Grades K-4 celebrate Fat Tuesday and make a mask.

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

t Texas Hold'em poker tournament, Feb. 18 and 19 at the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Registration, $75. Players must be age 21 or older. Register: 419-691-1429.

t Pre-Lenten fish fry 5-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church hall, 729 White St. Alaskan pollock dinner, $6.50/adults, $6/seniors, $3.50 for child. Cheese pizzas, $2.

t Fish fry, 4-7 p.m. the first Friday each month, $6, at VFW 2510 at 617 Second St.

Moline

t Clothing drive and winter clothing available for those in need, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Moline United Methodist Church, 28010 East Broadway. Good used clothing available free of cost, including coats, sweaters, pants, and shirts. Information: 418-838-5511.

Northwood

t Bingo every Sunday at VFW Post at 102 West Andrus Rd. Doors open at noon; lightning bingo 2-4 p.m. Regular bingo, 4-6 p.m. Food available.

t Friday fish dinners weekly, 5-8 p.m. at Northwood VFW post, 102 Andrus Rd. Steaks, shrimp, and chicken available. Sunday breakfasts with pancakes, meat and eggs, 9 a.m.-noon, $4. Open to the public.

Oregon

t Cheer clinic for tots and grades Pre-K through 9, from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 5 at Cardinal Stritch High School, 3225 Pickle Rd. Cost, $25. Perform at the varsity game later at 7:30 p.m. Register for the clinic by Feb. 4. Call 419-693-0465.

t Oregon Fest planning, 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuls. Information: 419-691-9750.

t German American Festival sponsored by the American Turners, 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. Music by The Imports. German and American food; royal parade and masquerade, prizes for costumes. Tickets, $10. Information: 419-474-4894.

t Family storytimes for ages 2-7, Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:14-7:45 p.m., Feb. 7-April 5 at Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Age 2 must be with an adult. Register: 419-259-5250.

Pemberville

t For the Love of Art show by area high school students and graduates of the past three years, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 5 and noon-4 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Pemberville Opera House, Front and Main streets. Local artists will also sell their work, musicians will perform in the gallery. Prizes awarded. Information: 419-287-3274.

t Volunteer tax assistance program for all retirees and for anyone with income under $40,000, or those with current economic hardship: Saturdays from Feb. 12-March 12 and in April at the Pemberville Public Library, 375 East St. Appointments required: 419-287-4012. Fridays Feb. 25 and March 18 at Otterbein Portage Valley, 20311 Pemberville Rd. Appointments: 419-833-7000 ext. 2253.

Rossford

t Tales for Tots for ages 2-3 with an adult: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. through March 22 or Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. through March 23 at Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Storytimes for ages 3-6 : Wednesday evenings or Thursday afternoons, until March 24. Call to register.

t Friday fish fry dinners every week, 5-7:30 p.m. at Rossford Eagles, 658 Lime City Rd., $7.50.

t Bingo: 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. Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at St. George Orthodox Church hall, 738 Glenwood Rd. Doors open 5 p.m., lightning bingo at 6:30 p.m. Information: 419-661-5051.

t Mardi Gras celebration for ages 5 and older, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 8 at Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Games, crafts, stories, treats. Free.

t Square and contra dance, 7:30-10:30 pm. Feb. 12 at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy. $6. Live music; beginners welcome; no partners required. Information: 419-536-3747.

t Black History Month program: stories and a movie about the underground railroad, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Rossford Public Libary, 720 Dixie Hwy. Help create a community quilt for display in the library. For ages 5 and older.

t Winter golf lessons, February and March. Register: Rossford Recreation Center 419-666-2905.

Perrysburg

t Children's dance, arts, acting classes by Perrysburg Area Arts Council. Some start Jan. 31. Brochures and registration forms at Way Public Library. Call 419-873-ARTS.

t Healthy Hearts women's step aerobics, 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at First Baptist Church, 590 West South Boundary. Free classes, registration required: 419-874-3546.

t AARP Tax Assistance: 2005 Federal and State tax preparation free for senior citizens and middle and low income taxpayers, at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana St. Call for a schedule of days and times: 419-874-3135.

t 577 Foundation adult classes at 577 East Front St. February classes include dramatic reading of King Lear; Asian cooking, niche gardening, basic photography, quilt making, and scrapbooking for photos. Registration: 419-874-4174.

Walbridge

t Summer baseball/softball sign-up for ages 8-14 by the Walbridge Amateur Baseball Association, noon-4 p.m. Saturday in the Walbridge council chambers on Main Street. Parents must accompany all students. Fee at sign up, $75.

t Monte Carlo weekend for adults only at St. Jerome Community Center, 6 p.m.- midnight Feb. 4 and 6 p.m.-midnight Feb. 5 at 300 Warner St. Doors open 5 p.m. Call 419-666-2857 to register. Food available.

Williston

t Red Cross bloodmobile noon-6 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 West Toledo St. Walk-ins welcome; appointments at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

t Adult CPR 6-10 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 Toledo St. Learn to perform rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Fee, $35. Register: 419-734-1100.

t Super babysitter training for ages 11-13, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 Toledo St. Take a sack lunch. $25. Reservations: 419-734-1100 before Feb. 15.

Wood County

t A Visit with Beatrix Potter, 10-10:45 a.m. today at Wood County Park District headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd. For ages 3-5 1/2 with an adult. Reservations: 419-353-1897.

t Hawks and Owls, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the park district, 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green for a trip to Killdeer Plains wildlife areas to search for eagles, hawks, and owls. Stop for lunch on the way there. Transportation fee: $5.Make reservations now: 419-353-1897.

t Native American and Pioneer Games, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Otsego Park, 20000 West River Rd., Bowling Green. Family games. Reservations due two days ahead: 419-353-1897.

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 The Power of Red, an American Heart Association program, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wood County Hospital, 950 West Wooster St. New information and health tips for women to lower their heart disease risks. Free, but register at 419-354-8987.

t Learn to Spin workshop by the Black Swamp Spinner's Guild, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 19 at Center Township fire hall, 9986 Bowling Green Rd. East, Bowling Green. $20. Register by Feb. 8. Information: sevenstrickers@msn.com

t Friends of the Wood County Parks luncheon meeting, 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at Otsego Park, 20000 West River Rd., Bowling Green. Guest speaker Andy Lee, Bowling Green High School senior, on his experiences working on the Appalachian Trail as a crew member of the Student Conservation Association. A performance by the Bowling Green High School Madrigal Singers follows. Activities for young children. Reservations due by noon Feb. 24; call 419-353-1897.

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 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 Soup, salad, and sandwich dinner, 2-5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at St. Adalbert School hall, 3233 Lagrange St., $6.

t Native American Poetry and storytelling by Snowfeather and the American Indian Intertribal Association, 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Brewed Awakenings coffeehouse, 2636 West Central Ave. Open mike and readings from Spirit of Dakota, Prairie Winds and Turtle Mountain Dreams.

t Disappearing Wetlands community day, live media coverage transmitted from the Louisiana bayou, 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Toledo-Lucas Public County Library, 325 Michigan St. Sponsored by the JASON Expedition, with exhibits and hands-on displays included.

t Pierogi dinner 4-8 p.m. Feb. 11 at 5255 North Detroit Ave. Four pierogis with salad, vegetable, dessert, beverages. $7/adults; $3/child.

t Majolica pottery exhibit and photography show through Feb. 13 at Maumee Valley Country Day School in the Wolfe Gallery, 1715 South Reynolds Rd. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Information: 419-381-1313.

t Black History Month concert by the Christian Community Sanctuary Choir, 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Toledo Heights branch library, 423 Shasta Dr. Gospel and spiritual songs. Light refreshments provided.

t African Americans of the Nation, a photo exhibit, now through May 1 at Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. Display by photojournalist Thomas Vines, in the library meeting room.

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 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 St. Lucas Lutheran Church's thrift shop, open 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, 745 Walbridge Ave. Children and adult clothing, dishes, bedding, kitchen ware. Most items are $1 or under.

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

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

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 DECA Day Competition for more than 600 Northwest Ohio high school students to compete in various marketing competitions, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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 to apply is Feb. 5. Entry form available from the auxiliary: 419-698-2455.

t Community Emergency Response Teams training program free for area residents at Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services Building, Perrysburg Township campus, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 11-13. Information: 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7357.

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 Benefit dinner to pay for Michelle McCloskey's medical expenses for a recurring brain tumor, today from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Jerome School cafeteria, 300 Warner St., Walbridge. Adults/$10; children/$5; under 3/free. Information: 419-666-4965

t Tsunami Relief fund-raiser, dinner and entertainment, sponsored by The Hindu Temple Youth Group, 6 p.m. Saturday at 4336 King Rd., Sylvania. Tickets are $10, available at Reddy Food & Spices, 6725 West Central Ave.; Quizno's Subs, 6819 West Central Ave.; Krishna Groceries, 3305 North Holland Sylvania Rd.; Short Stop, 515 South Reynolds Rd.; or at the door. Information: 419-882-3976.

t Charity Chili Cook-Off 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Woodville Mall, 3725 Williston Rd., Northwood. 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. Saturday, 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 Chocolate Affair a fund-raiser for Sylvania Community Services, Sunday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave. Includes a chocolate fountain, an array of chocolate samplings from local restaurants, bakeries and establishments, silent and live auction. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Information: 419-885-4126.

t Daffodil Days to benefit the American Cancer Society. Daffodils will be sold by Relay For Life teams, to be available March 13 and 14. Call 888-ACS-OHIO to order.

t Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society, will be June 3 and 4 at Anthony Wayne High School. Anthony Wayne residents are invited to participate and attend committee meeting on Feb. 10 at Whitehouse Fire Station, 10550 Waterville St., Whitehouse, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

t Italian Dinner sponsored by Sofo Foods for the St. Francis Alumni Scholarship Fund, will be Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at St. Francis High School, 2323 West Bancroft St. Tickets are $35. Information: 419-531-1618; or 419-476-4211.

t Pork marsala dinner, Valentine Fund Raiser, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 12 at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6715 Brint Rd., to benefit the Toledo Blind Outreach Center. Tickets, $10, available at the door or by calling 419-476-6399.

t Spaghetti dinner benefit for Chloe Nickens, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, at Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois Ave., Feb. 26 from 4-6 p.m. Live music 6 p.m.- midnight. $20 per person; all proceeds go to the family for medical expenses. Information: 419-893-2631.

t Tea and Tranquility Spa Day, hosted by Healing Arts Institute to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Feb. 27 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg Township from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Begins with a breakfast buffet followed by full-body massage, yoga, Imagery in Motion, Rhythmic Harmony, more massages. $225 per person; gift certificates available. Information: 419-823-1891 or 419-494-9762.

t St. Jude Dream Home tickets on sale to win a home in the Brint Crossing Subdivision in Sylvania. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Winning ticket will be drawn on April 17. Tickets at all area Meijer stores and Hancock Fabrics stores or by visiting www.stjudedreamhome.org or by calling 1-800-831-7061.

t Cones for Kids fund-raiser to benefit Easter Seals, sponsored by Friendly's Restaurant. For a $1 donation to Easter Seals, get a kid's Valentine's Day card redeemable for five free Kid Cones, or an adult coupon booklet worth more than $35. Continues until Feb. 13.

t 2005 Heart of Toledo Gala, a black-tie event to benefit the American Heart Association, 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 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. Sunday 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 Bedford Historical Society meets 7 p.m. Feb. 7, Bedford branch library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Public welcome. Information: 734-847-0922.

t Christ Dunberger American Legion and auxiliary meets 8 p.m. today at 4925 Pickle Rd., Oregon.

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 Fifth District Officials Association banquet 6 p.m. Feb 13 at John Weber's Restaurant in Wauseon. Wrap-up of the 2004 activities, recognition of members. Reservations by Feb. 9: 419-337-5849

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 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 Grand Rapids Sportsmen's Club, 11900 Jeffers Rd., will have a dance on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30 p.m., open to the public, admission is $5, members are free. Information: 419-832-9915.

t Holland-Springfield Spencer Historical Society meets 7:30 p.m. today at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy. Ragtime pianist Greg Thibodeau will perform. Discussion of the beginnings of the society's book on the pioneers of Springfield Township as seen in the 1840 census. Information: 419-865-7717.

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 Democratic Club meets 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit Ave. Kickoff meeting; all are welcome.

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. Feb. 1, 2, 15 and 16; and 7-9 p.m. 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 PERI chapter 93 meeting, 1 p.m. today in the fire station at 1102 South Wheeling St. Refreshments, a speaker scheduled.

t PERI chapter 4, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Pl. Aetna and Medical Mutual representatives will speak.

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 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●Sylvania Women's Connection West brunch, Feb. 11 at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd. Coffee and juice bar opens 9:15 p.m. $12. Reservations/cancellations and complimentary nursery: 419-882-4438 by Feb. 7.

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 each month at 7:30 p.m. in Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-478-7594.

t Toledo Computer Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at UAW Local 14 Hall, 5411 Jackman, program is "New Health Software", by Bill Bassett of Bassett's Health Foods. Information: 419-865-3221.

t Toledo East Women's Connection buffet, 12:15 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Oregon Room, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Music, cosmetics demonstration, speaker. Doors open 11:45 a.m. Reservations, $8.50, due Feb. 4. Call 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 VFW 4906 Ladies auxiliary 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at 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 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 Spring Craft Bazaar at Hope United Methodist Church, 4069 West Sylvania Ave., March 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 419-882-8128.

t Crafters needed for Spring Craft Show at St. Michael's School, 510 West Front St., Monroe, Mich., on March 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information: 734-269-2780.

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 Kindergarten Readiness helps parents and children prepare for school. Parent class today; 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 High School Writer's Workshop for students who enjoy discussions about writing, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays in February at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156-D, Perrysburg Township campus. Information: 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7385.

t Community Writer's Workshop, for area residents who enjoy writing short prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Mondays in February at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156-D, Perrysburg Township campus. Information: 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7385.

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 Maumee Valley Writer's Conference at the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., March 19, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Variety of writing-related topics; seminars led by published authors from around Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. General registration $99; or $69 for students. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register by March 11: 419-824-3707 or gburke@lourdes.edu.

t ElderVision classes at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. One-day trips and special programs for active adults. Classes 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 Project ABC Family Arts Lab every Tuesday and 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 National ACT Testing at Owens Community College 8 a.m.-noon on Feb. 12 on the Perrysburg Township campus in the Fire Science and Law Enforcement Center rooms 145-147. Information: 567-661-7547 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7547.

t GED test 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 Bariatric Seminar about treating obesity Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in Croxton Auditorium on first floor of Toledo Hospital, 2142 North Cove Blvd.

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 Integrative medicine community presentations, 7-8 p.m. today on cardiovascular health, in Toledo Hospital's education center in the basement and first floor between Conrad Jobst Tower and Harris McIntosh Tower on the north side of the campus. Next presentation will be March 24 on Osteoporosis. Information: 419-824-7212.

t Living Well With Cancer educational program for people facing cancer or as a family caregiver or friend, meets Thursdays through Feb. 10, noon-2 p.m. at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in the Heart Center conference room. 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

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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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