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Published: 2/9/2005

What's on: Metro/Areawide

East Toledo

t Crazy candle challenge for grades 5-8, at 3:30 p.m. today, Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine Ave. Make a Valentine candy candle to use as a gift. Cool crush challenge, Monday through Feb. 19; take a Valentine quiz at the library and win a sweet prize. Free programs.

t●Birmingham Sweetheart Brunch 11:30 am.-1 p.m. Sunday at the Hungarian Club, 224 Paine Ave. Hungarian crepes and choice of soup, dessert, and beverage at $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Child/$5. Co-sponsored by the Toledo-Szeged Committee. Tickets: 419-475-7053.

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

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. Call to register: 419-691-1429.

t Card party and chicken and rice luncheon, 1 p.m. March 6 at St. Stephen Parish, 1880 Genesee St. Tallies are $7. Reservations: 419-693-2322. Handicapped accessible.

t Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 at Locke branch library, 806 Main St.,10-11 a.m. every Thursday through April 7. Stories, puppets, short movies. Free.

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

Millbury

t Post secondary enrollment information for eligible students in grades 9-12 and their parents/guardian, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Lake High School cafeteria, 28080 Lemoyne Rd. First-time students must attend this information session to be eligible to take college classes at a local college or university. Visit the Lake Local High School link at www.lakelocal.k12.oh.us

Northwood

t T-ball, baseball, and softball registration 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday and again Feb. 20 at the Josie Reinhart Community Center, Oram and Wales roads. Register also 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays from Feb. 15-24. Deadline is Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. A fee of $30 due at registration. Maximum fee, $45 for a family. Waivers available for low income families. Umpires/coaches may sign up during registration.

t Spaghetti dinner, 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Northwood Church of God, 1838 South Coy Rd. All you can eat.

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.

Oregon

t Happy Valentine's Day program for grades K-5, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Saturday at Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Stories, craft, short film.

t Uncle's Phil's Diner dinner theater, 7 p.m. Feb. 17, 18, and 19 at the Oregon Church of the Nazarene, 2350 Starr Ave. Music from the 50s by The Desotos plus classic diner food. Wear 50s dress. Information: 419-691-9789.

t Pizza taste off for grades 5-12, at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at Oregon branch library 3340 Dustin Rd. Be the judge of who makes the best cheeze pizza in town.

t Oregon Economic Development Foundation dinner reception, Feb. 24 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St. Cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Meet Oregon politicians, local and regional leaders in business and real estate. Reservations, $20. Call 419-693-9999.

t Family Storytimes for ages 2-7: Mondays and Tuesdays through April 5, a half hour of stories, songs, short videos and more from 7:15-7:45 p.m. at Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Register by calling 419-259-5250.

Pemberville

t Volunteer tax assistance program for all retirees, those with lower incomes, or those currently in 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 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 Steak dinner and Elvis show: 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rossford Eagle's, 658 Lime City Rd. Cost is $14. Show only, $4. Information: 419-666-9253 for tickets.

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

t Black History Month stories and a movie about the underground railroad, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday at Rossford Public Libary, 720 Dixie Hwy.

t Lapsit storytimes for babies ages 12-24 months with a caregiver, 10 a.m. Thursdays from Feb. 17-March 24, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy.

t A Shark's Tale, the movie, 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 21 at Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Take a pillow or blanket to sit on, popcorn provided.

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

Perrysburg

t Edmund Fitzgerald memorabilia and display items related to the sinking of the ship are needed for a 30-year commemoration event. Also need personal stories about local residents who were directly or indirectly involved in the disaster. Call Mary Meyer at the Way Public Library in Perrysburg at 419-874-3135, ext. 160.

t Centre Spotlight Chorus, a women's barbershop harmony group, will sing love songs, 3-4 p.m. Sunday at the Way Cafe in the Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Part of the Sunday Sounds of Way concert series. Free.

t Children's dance, arts, acting classes by Perrysburg Area Arts Council. Brochures/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.

t5 77 Foundation: Have a Heart class for homeschoolers in grades 1-4, Monday at 577 East Front St. Information: 419-874-4174.

Wood County

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 Valentine's Day Skate 7-8:45 p.m. Feb. 13 at Bowling Green State University Ice Arena. Open to public, $2. Skate rental $1.

t Friends of 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 Pre-schoolers in the park: Star Time, 10-10:45 a.m. Feb. 17 at Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. For ages 3-5 1/2 with an adult companion. Reservations: 419-353-1897.

t Make and take bird feeders, 7-8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. All materials provided; take a hammer. Reservations: 419-353-1897.

t Over the Hump, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Otsego Stone Hall, 20000 West River Rd., Bowling Green. Outdoor nature exploration, followed by a warming fire, hot chocolate, and indoor activities. Reservations: 419-353-1897.

t Itty Bitty Crittters program for junior naturalists, 10-11:30 a.m. at Otsego Stone Hall, 20000 West River Rd., Bowling Green. For ages 6-12. Reservations: 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 VFW Post 5530 at 415 East Central Ave. events: Valentine dance, 4 p.m. Saturday with music by Classic Combo, food available. Breakfast/bake sale, 8-11 a.m. Sunday. Chicken paprikas dinner, 4 p.m. Feb. 24, $8.

t Food taster 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, 702 Collingwood Blvd. Sponsored by the We Care Flower ministry of the church.

t Beginning e-mail, 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at Toledo-Lucas County library, 301 Michigan St. Free, but registration required.

t Blood drive, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday at St. John's Jesuit High School, 5901 Airport Hwy. Appointments: 419-865-5743, ext. 296.

t Breakfast/bake sale, 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 20 at St. Adalbert, 3233 Lagrange St. Open to all.

t Climbing Roses, a free talk by nursery owner and author Nancy Lindley, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., sponsored by the Toledo Rose Society. Ms. Lindley's book, Roses for Michigan, can be purchased at the event. Open to all.

t Greek Step Show presentation by local African American Greek societies, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 25 at Toledo-Lucas County library, 301 Michigan St. JJ Express Drill Team will be guest performers.

t Poetry Lives Here 10-week session for aspiring teen poets, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays from Feb. 12 through April 16 at Toledo-Lucas County branch library, 301 Michigan St. Increase language skills and vocabulary with tutor David Bush. Registration required.

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. 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 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 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 Camp and Travel RV Show 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, SeaGate Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $6. Information: 419-255-3300.

t Community Emergency Response Teams training program, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 11-13, at Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services Building, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg Township. Free for area residents. Details: 567-661-7357.

t World Cultures Film: Cyclo, the story of a young man trying to make a living in Saigon with his bicycle taxi, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Owens Community College Mainstage Theatre, Perrysburg Township. Information: 567-661-7523.

t Philadanco 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Owens Community College, Mainstage Theatre on the Perrysburg Township. Dancers perform works by American choreographers. Information: 567-661-2787.

t Toledo Stamp Expo 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd. Expo salutes the Bicentennial of Fort Industry and the 10th anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS Toledo. Exhibits, kids korner, food, raffle, free.

t Vintage Valentines exhibit through Feb. 28, at the Wood County Public Library, 251 North Main St., Bowling Green. Valentines from the collection of the Wood County Historical Society.

t Beer Can and Breweriana Show 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5, UAW Hall, 5411 Jackman Rd. More than 80 tables of beer cans, beer signs, beer advertising, and beer-related items on display. Details: 419-474-4092.

Benefits

t Reverse raffle to benefit the Neighborhood Improvement Foundation of Toledo, Inc. (NIFTI) 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at The Sullivan Center at Gesu Parish, 2049 Parkside Blvd. Fire Chief Michael Bell is master of ceremonies. Admission and dinner $20. Raffle tickets $35 for a chance to win $2,500 Grand Prize. Information: 419-244-5998 or NIFTI1957@aol.com.

t Tropical Escape fund-raiser for Jacob Cady, 4-year-old with undifferentiated sarcoma, sponsored by Friends of Perrysburg, Saturday at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 East Second St., Perrysburg. Tickets $25. Information: 419-874-9754.

t Spaghetti dinner, 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday for LaSalle Presbyterian Church, 13007 South Dixie Hwy., LaSalle, Mich. Adults $6; children 6-12 $3; age 5 and under are free. Tickets at the door. Information: 734-243-6776.

t Heart & Soul 2005: Caring for our Community, Saturday 6:30-10 p.m. at Grumpy's, 34 South Huron St. Fund-raiser for Harbor Behavioral Healthcare and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Toledo, Tickets $35. Details: 419-479-3233 ext. 1230.

t Dinner Concert and silent auction for Central United Methodist's after-school enrichment program Grand Central Station, a non-profit tutoring and feeding program for low-income children, 7 p.m. Saturday at Church of St. Andrew, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. Tickets, $25. Information: 419-243-9929.

t Pork marsala dinner, a valentine fund-raiser, 4-6 p.m. Saturday at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6715 Brint Rd., benefits the Toledo Blind Outreach Center. Tickets, $10, available at the door or by calling 419-476-6399.

t Soccer Excellence fund-raiser for Pacesetter Soccer Club, 5 p.m. Sunday at Gumbo's Bayou Grille, 18 Main St. Dinner, silent auction, celebrity coach wait staff celebrating 25 years. Information: 419-276-1221 or visit www.pacesettersoccer.net.

t Cones for Kids fund-raiser to benefit Easter Seals, through Sunday. 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.

t Valentine Treatbooks available through Feb. 14, at Toledo-area Wendy's. Sponsored by Wendy's restaurants, local radio stations, and the Dave Thomas Foundation. Each book contains coupons for five free Jr. Frosty's and five small fry valentines. Net proceeds donated to Adopt America Network.

t Winter Family Picnics Tuesday and March 1 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Founder's Hall, Sauder Village, St. Rt. 2, Archbold. Benefit for Historic Sauder Village and other non-profit organizations. Free will donation, carry-out available. Information: 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

t Practically a Golf Tournament Feb. 22-27 at Erie Street Market. Sponsored by The Epilepsy Center in collaboration with Erie Street Market. This year's theme is "Celebrating Our City." Local businesses and community members invited for 18 holes of miniature golf.

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 for medical expenses. Information: 419-893-2631.

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, 101 East Indiana Ave.

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. Breakfast buffet followed by full-body massage, yoga, Imagery in Motion, Rhythmic Harmony, more massages. $225 per person; gift certificates available. Call 419-823-1891.

t Annual Fight For Victory amateur boxing event, March 4, 6 p.m. at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Benefits The Victory Center, Toledo's local cancer support agency, coordinated by the International Boxing Club of Toledo, Includes dinner, wine, live entertainment and two auctions. Tickets, $100. Information: 419-382-6600.

t K-9 Caper spring fundraiser for You Lucky Dog, Inc. rescue, 6-11 p.m. March 12 at the Glass City Boardwalk, 27820 East Broadway. Tickets, $12 per person or $20 per couple, includes hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Tickets: 419-691-1375.

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

t Dance Marathon to benefit the Children's Miracle Network, March 19-20. A 32-hour event, with more than 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 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 or by calling 1-800-831-7061.

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

t●Food donations for the Family house accepted at the Window Seat, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania. Non-perishable food items or hygiene items requested. Information: 419-242-5505.

Clubs

t 55 Plus Club meets Feb. 15 and celebrates Valentines Day, so wear red outfits. King and Queen will be chosen, program will be "Enjoy Your Golden Years". Call: 419-729-7294.

t American Legion Conn-Weissenberger Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd. Dinner show Saturday at 6 p.m. Mystery Comedy Show, 8 p.m. Feb. 27 Change of Pace; March 6 Glass Town Sound. Members $6. Doors open 1 p.m.; lunch at 2 p.m., and dance 3-7 p.m.

t Bedford Artists' Club Tuesday at the Bedford branch library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance. Business meeting 7 p.m. followed by a watercolor painting demonstration by John Trumbull. Visitors welcome. Information: 734-847-7798.

t Ohio Genealogical Society, Lucas County chapter, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Skybank meeting room of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Clint Mauk, author of Historical Tales of Toledo, will be the speaker. Open to all.

t Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society meets at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 in the conference center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Amy Stone will speak on the Emerald Ash Borer. Information: 419-885-2438.

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 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, open to the public for $5, members free. Information: 419-832-9915.

t Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable tomorrow at the Navarre Park Shelter House, Navarre and White streets, 7:30 p.m. Program will be "Zouaves: American's Forgotten Soldiers," by Civil War author and historian Patrick Schroeder. Free .

t Kaffeestunde German coffee hour, Tuesdays during the college semester, 2-3 p.m., Room 2562, Student Union at University of Toledo Bancroft campus. Open to anyone interested in speaking German. Information: 419-530-2649.

t Lions Club of Bedford 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, second Thursday of every month, 1:30 p.m. in the Assisted Living dining room, 131 North Wheeling St., Oregon. Call 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. Information: 419-698-2755.

t Maumee Valley Model Boat Club meets the first Wednesday each month at 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 each month at 314 Illinois Ave., Maumee. All military personnel who received combat infantryman and combat medic badges from the Army or combat action ribbons from Navy, Marines, Coast Guard are eligible. All veterans welcome. Call 419-878-8091.

t Mothers of Preschoolers meet 9:30-11:30 a.m. this Tuesday and Wednesday at CrossRoads Community Church, 1590 West Temperance Rd., Temperance. Call 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, 10000 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 Ohio Singles' Sunday night dance at Tamaron Country Club, 2162 West Alexis Rd., featuring social mixers, slow and fast music, snacks, cash bar, smoke free. This Sunday: speed dating from 5:30-6:30 p.m., dance party 6:30-10 p.m. Cost, $7.

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 Oregon Business and Professional Women meet 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Municpal Building, Seaman Road. Ginner followed by cookie and Easter basket raffle. Reservations by Saturday: 419-693-8659.

t Parents Without Partners meets the first Thursday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., at 7 p.m. Call 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.

t Roger Bresnahan/Mud Hens chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research, noon lunch Saturday at Max and Erma's Restaurant, 1210 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, followed by a meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Hinkle home in Perrysburg at 985 Lober Dr. Open to anyone interested in professional baseball. Information: 419-874-1400.

t Rotary Club of Toledo meets Monday at noon at Zenobia Shrine,1511 Madison Ave. Speaker will be Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of Medical College of Ohio.

t Samagama, the Club of Presidents, will meet at noon on Wednesday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas Rd. Guest speaker Joanie Barrett. Information: 419-893-7374.

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. Tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. Glass City Singles hosts a Cupid night with a Dating Game and a chance to win cash. Beverages and snacks available. 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.

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 Aboriginal Research Society meets today at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Meigs Visitors Center, 29100 West River Rd., Perrysburg. Speaker is Dr. Michael Pratt, Professor of Anthropology at Heidelberg College. Free and open to the public.

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 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 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Anderson's Activity Center, 1833 South Holland-Sylvania Rd., program is "Are Amphibians and Reptile communities affected by Farm Management?" Meetings are open to the public. Information: www.toledonaturalist.org.

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

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 Toledo Submariners Scuba Club, 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Damon's Restaurant, 2009 South Reynolds Rd., information: 419-874-1305.

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. Call 419-849-3108.

t Track Official's Association, Northwest District, offers a Track and Field Class at Rogers High School from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 22-March 22. Cost $45. Information: Bill Gilbert at 419-475-3363.

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 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Post 2898, will have their monthly Jitney dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Feb 12, 3925 West Alexis Rd. $5 Information: 419-474-7885. Nurse's Scholarship Card Party will be Feb. 26 from 1-4 p.m. for $5, includes lunch. Door prizes and raffle prizes.

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.

t●Pals of Long ago Remembering Athletic Club meets every second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m. for breakfast, Zenobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison Ave.Call 419-536-8525.

t Wolfcreek Sportsmen's Association annual wild game dinner, 5:30 p.m.Feb. 26., St. Clement's Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. Tickets $25. Information: 419-246-6012.

Crafts

t Crafters needed for a Spring Craft Show at Erie United Methodist Church, 1100 East Samaria Rd., Erie, Mich., on March 5. Tables are $20 and $15 for additional space. Call Kay, 734-854-7033.

t Crafters needed for Spring Craft Bazaar at Hope United Methodist Church, 4069 West Sylvania Ave., March 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 419-882-8128.

t●Springtime at Lourdes arts and craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12, Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. Crafters needed, call 419-335-6965.

t●Knights of Columbus Spring Craft Show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12, Knights of Columbus, 202 West Front, Monroe, Mich. Information: 734-457-3713.

t Crafters needed for Crafters Who Care craft and gift show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 at Somerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd. Tables $30. Proceeds from table rentals and $1 admission go the A.J. Nye family for medical expenses for the child who had transplant surgery. Information: 419-327-9739 or email crafterswhocare@yahoo.com.

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. to 3 p.m. Information: 734-269-2780.

t Crafters needed for Douglas Road Elementary PTA Craft Show on April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Call 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 community. Call 419-389-0012.

Education

t College Goal Sunday to help students complete their FAFSA applications for financial aid, Sunday at Owens Community College, audio/visual classroom center at 2 p.m. Information: 567-661-7343 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7343.

t Lecture Series, Wolcott House Museum Guild in conjunction with the Maumee branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, will be Mondays at 10 a.m. in the Maumee branch library auditorium, 501 River Rd. Feb. 14: "Battle of Fallen Timbers", by Don Rettig of Toledo Metroparks.

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. Information: 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7385.s

t●"Sacred Trees and Environments-Different World Views," 7:30-9 p.m. March 8, Franciscan Center, Lourdes College Campus, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Antoine N. Kabwasa presents a talk on trees and their importance in the U.S., Africa, and beyond. Presented by Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (S.A.V.E.), Inc. Free to the public. Information: 419-824-3691.

t●"Lewis and Clark: In Their Own Words," 7:30-9 p.m. May 3, Franciscan Center, Lourdes College Campus, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Tim Kreps and Alan Thompson, living history presenters, tell stories of the Expedition. Sponsored by S.A.V.E. Free to the public. Information: 419-824-3691.

t Central Catholic High School informational evening for seventh and eighth-grade students and their parents, 5 p.m. Feb. 13, Kress Family Library on the school's second floor, 2550 Cherry St. Information: 419-255-2280, ext. 124.

t Notre Dame Academy informational night, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday in the school's Alumnae Hall, 3535 West Sylvania Ave. Information packets and applications will be available. Information: 419-475-9359.

t Expo and Career Fair 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 at Bowsher High School cafeteria, 3548 South Detroit Ave. Hosted by Bowsher DECA II. Senior marketing students and the elementary and special education students they've been working with, will participate. Guest speaker will be Brandon Tucker, Director of the YMCA Chance for Change Foundation. Information: 419-385-5776.

t Northwest Ohio Writer's Forum meets Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sanger Branch Library, Room B, 3030 West Central Ave., free to the public. Information: www.nwowf.com.

t Dietary Management Certificate Program offered by Washington Local Schools Adult Continuing Education Program starting on Feb. 24. Program targets the current and future food service manager in long-term care, acute care, assisted living, schools, correctional institutions, business and industry and other food service settings. Information: 419-473-8466.

t Spring Transfer Fair Feb. 24 from 10:30 a.m to 3 p.m. in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center, Owens Community College. More than 30 colleges and universities from the Midwest meet with Owens students to explore transfer opportunities. Call 567-661-7189 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7189.

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. 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 Changed Life Seminar registration starts 8:15 a.m. March 5, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 4207 West Laskey Rd. Features P. Bunny Wilson, speaking on "Secrets Women Want to Know". Reservations by Feb. 25. Information: 734-850-1135.

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. to 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 Kindergarten registration under way for 2005-2006 school year for Anthony Wayne school district. Informational meeting for parents will be April 26 at 7 p.m. at Waterville Primary School, 457 Sycamore Lane, Waterville.

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. Information: 419-824-3707 or gburke@lourdes.edu or visit www.lourdes.edu/eldervision.htm.

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 Saturday 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 Fulton County families can host a Japanese exchange student, age 15-18, to attend local high schools. Their tuition, fees, and medical costs are covered by the Fulton County OSU Extension Service, 4-H. Families are responsible for providing room and board. Information: 419-337-9210.

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.

Fish Fries

t Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2255 Central Grove Ave., Fish Fry every Friday through March 18 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Adults $7.50; Seniors $6.50; Children 10 and under $4. Popcorn Shrimp $1 extra. Carryout available.

t American Legion Pond Post 99, 3247 Manhattan Blvd. 5-8 p.m. Fridays until March 25. Public Welcome. $6. Information: 419-729-9240.

t American Legion Post 192, 620 West Temperance Rd., Temperance, Mich., Fish fry 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday through March 25, Adults $7.50; children $4.50.

t Holy Trinity Church, 1750 Raab Rd., Swanton, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 18 and March 4 and 18. Adults/$7, child/$3. Dine in free for preschoolers.

t St. Richard Church, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton. Alaskan pollock, 5-7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Feb. 25 and March 11, also 4-7 p.m. March 25. Adults/$7, child/$3.50, seniors/$6.

t●Knights of Columbus, 4:30-7:15 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 at the Parish Life Center, 1205 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Baked lemon pepper fish also available.

t VFW Post 2898 at 3925 West Alexis Rd., 5-7 p.m. tomorrow at $6.50.

t St. Catherine of Siena Lenten fish fry dinners, 5-7 p.m. tomorrow and every Friday through March 25 at the school gym, 4555 North Haven Ave. Adults/$7, seniors/$6, and child/$4.

t Saint Caspar Knights of Columbus Council 8829 fish fry 4:30 to 7:15 p.m., tomorrow, 1205 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Information: 1-419-335-0396.

t St. Paul's Episcopal Church fish fry every Friday until March 25, 798 South Coy Rd., Oregon, 4-7 p.m. Adults/$7.75; child/$3.50.

t St. Rose Fish Fry, to support Boy Scout Troop 167 and The Knights of Columbus, every Friday until March 18 in the new St. Rose Cafeteria 5-7 p.m., 215 East Front St. Adults/$8; Senior citizens/$6; and children/$5. Carry-out available.

t St. Thomas Aquinas, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, Parish Hall in the church's basement, 729 White St., Toledo. $7/adults; $6.50/senior citizens; $3.50/children under 12 years. Information: 419-698-1519.

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

t AMVET 1010 of Point Place fish fry every Friday until March 25 at V.F.W. 3265, 5416 Summit St., 4-7 p.m. $6.

t VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber Rd., Holland, every Friday, 5-7 p.m., and all you can eat breakfast every Saturday, 8-11 a.m.

t Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois Ave., 5-8 p.m. Fridays. $6.50; prime rib available. Broasted chicken dinners 5-8 p.m. every Saturday, $6.95.

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

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

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

t Northwood VFW Post 102 Andrus Rd., Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Steaks, hicken available. Sunday breakfasts with pancakes, meat and eggs, 9 a.m.-noon, $4. Open to the public.

t Mayfair-Plymouth Church men's fellowship group fish dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18, March 4 and 18, 5253 Bennett Rd. Adults/$4. Information: 419-476-7093.

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 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 Heart, mind illness link, 7 p.m. Tuesday, St. Luke's Auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. "The Emotional Heart: How Psychological Factors Affect Heart Health" presented by psychologists Glen Feltz and Kent Eichenauer. Program is free, however, registration is necessary. Call: 419-897-8484.

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. March 24 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. Topic will be 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.

t Women's Heart Advantage, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center and Math/Science Center at Owens Community College. Includes free friends and family participation CPR class, keynote speakers and health screenings for women, and other activities. Lunch included. Information: 419-291-5899.

t Yoga Day 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26. Mercy Center for Complementary Medicine and Wellness, 3930 Sunforest Court. Free variety of yoga and meditation taught by yoga instructors from northwest Ohio. Registration required by Feb. 21. Information: 419-266-09642.

Reunions

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

School Plays

t Me and My Girl, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Franciscan Theater at Lourdes College. Presented by St. Ursula Academy and directed by Elizabeth Clarke Horrigan. $8/students and senior citizens; $10 adults. Information: 419-531-1693.

t Three Winter One Acts, Perrysburg High School at 8 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Two comedies to be presented are Thanks by Ken Dashow and Puberty-The Game Show by Greg Atkins. The drama is To Absent Friends by Rand Higbee. Tickets, $6 and $5 at the box office at the school, 13385 Roachton Rd. Call 419-874-3181 ext. 25105.

t Hello Dolly, the musical, performed by Cardinal Stritch High School, 8 p.m. Feb. 24-26 in the Eisenhower Middle School auditorium, 331 North Curtice Rd, Oregon. Tickets at the door, $8 adults, $5 for students/children/seniors age 60 or older.

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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