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Published: 2/16/2005

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t Great American Mutt Show Feb. 26 at the SeaGate Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society. Winners from each category compete for "Best in Show" and the winner competes for the national title. Spectators may bring their dogs and any dog can compete for prizes in contests. Entry forms can be downloaded from www.ToledoAreaHumaneSociety.org or by calling 419-482-7101.

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.

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, United Autoworkers 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.

t●Doll show and sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6, Stranahan Great Hall,4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. $3.50/adults; $1/10 years and under. Door prizes, appraisals, and raffle. Information: 419-599-7162 or 419-666-0036.

t●Kids Who Care recognized by Kohl's stores. Gift cards and scholarships available to those students who are selected for their involvement in volunteer projects. Adults can nominate through March 15. Information: www.kohls.com.

Benefits

t●Epilepsy Center family fun day noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 27, Erie Street Market, downtown Toledo. Indoor miniature golf, magician, clown, popcorn and carnival food. Information: 419-867-5950.

t Winter Family Picnics Tuesday and March 1 from 4:30 to 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, downtown Toledo. Sponsored by The Epilepsy Center in collaboration with Erie Street Market. Theme is "Celebrating Our City." Local businesses and community members invited for 18 holes of miniature golf.

t Spaghetti dinner benefit 4-6 p.m. Feb. 26 for Chloe Nickens, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Live music 6 p.m. to midnight. Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois Ave. $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. to 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 Fight For Victory amateur boxing, March 4 at 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. $100. Information: 419-382-6600.

t Beauty and the Beast marionette show, March 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the West Toledo branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 1320 Sylvania Ave.; 2 p.m. at the Main library, 325 Michigan St., and 4 p.m. at the Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Free tickets available one hour before each each show. Information: 419-259-5207.

t K-9 Caper spring fund-raiser for You Lucky Dog, Inc. Rescue, 6-11 p.m. March 12 at the Glass City Boardwalk, 27820 East Broadway. $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●VFW sponsors meatloaf dinner 5-7 p.m. March 19, VFW Post 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd. $6, proceeds benefit the National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Mich. Information: 419-473-9649.

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. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Drawing will be April 17. Tickets at all area Meijer stores or by calling 1-800-831-7061.

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 AFSCME Retiree 1184 Sub-chapter 109's meets 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at Ohio Council 8 Headquarters, 420 South Reynolds Rd. Speaker is Maj. John Tharp of the Lucas County Sheriff's Department on "Prevention of Elder Victimization".

t Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society meets at 1 p.m. Saturday 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: 419-865-8848.

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 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; performance by the high school Madrigal Singers. Activities for children. Reservations due by noon Feb. 24: 419-353-1897.

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 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 Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio meets at 7 p.m. today at the Academy of Medicine, 4428 Secor Rd. Fund-raiser Tupperware Party. Meeting is free to the public. Information: 419-865-7245.

t Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting on first and third Wednesdays of the month at 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 Genealogical Society, Lucas County chapter, 1:30 p.m. Saturday 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 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. 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. tonight at the Municipal Building on Seaman Road. Dinner followed by cookie and Easter basket raffle. Reservations by Saturday: 419-693-8659.

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 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 Public Employees Retirees Inc. chapter 93 meets 1 p.m. Feb. 24 in the fire station at 1102 South Wheeling St., Oregon. Business meeting, speaker, coffee and cookies.

t Public Employee Retirees Inc. meet March 2 at 1 p.m. at Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Place. Program is a preview of Hunt Senior Center activities. Information: Bill Cottle 419-478-7392.

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 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 State Rte. 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 St. Luke's Hospital Auxilary meets on Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium. Lunch served, cost $4, guests welcome. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

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 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. Saturday 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 meets 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. Information: 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, 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, 3925 West Alexis Rd., Nurse's Scholarship Card Party, Feb. 26 from 1-4 p.m. Cost $5, includes lunch. Door prizes and raffle prizes. Information: 419-474-7885.

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 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.

t●Women's Connection West brunch, March 11 at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd. Speaker, vocalist, program by Cookies by Design. Coffee and juice bar opens 9:15 a.m. Cost, $12, inclusive. Reservations and complimentary nursery: 419-472-8749 by March 7.

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 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 UAW Local 12 Women's Committee craft show March 13. Information: 419-474-8575 or 419-536-4918.

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 March 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Michael's School, 510 West Front St., Monroe, Mich. 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. 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 community. Call 419-389-0012.

Education

t Expo and Career Fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bowsher High School cafeteria, 3548 South Detroit Ave. Hosted by Bowsher DECA II. Senior marketing students and elementary and special education students participate. Guest speaker Brandon Tucker, director of the YMCA Chance for Change Foundation. Information: 419-385-5776.

t Northwest Ohio Writer's Forum meets Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sanger branch library, Room B, 3030 West Central Ave. Information: www.nwowf.com.

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 on Mondays at 10 a.m. in the Maumee branch library auditorium, 501 River Rd. Feb. 21: The Most Consequential Actions of American Presidents, by Jerry Bazer, historian, retired professor from Owens Community College. Feb. 28: Woodland Indians, by Jon Failor who will be dressed in full regalia.

t●George A. Phillips Academy meet and greet 6-7 p.m. Feb. 22 at 3648 Victory Ave., for parents interested in enrolling their child in kindergarten. Sample lessons, classroom tours, refreshments, and meet the staff. Information: 419-534-4272.

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, Perrysburg Township. 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●Ironworkers apprenticeships 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays applications accepted at the Toledo Area Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Center, 1078 Atlantic Ave. $10 non-refundable application fee required.

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 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.

t Recreation opportunities for home-schooled children offered by Sylvania Recreation, Fridays from March 4 to April 29 at Tam O'Shanter Field House, 7060 Sylvania Ave. Registration due by Feb. 25. Information: 419-882-1500 or go to www.sylvaniarecreation.org.

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● St. Patrick of Heatherdowns School open house for pre K through grade 8 students and their families, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6 at 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Information: 419-381-1775.

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 world. Presented by Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. Information: 419-824-3691.

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 Lewis and Clark: In Their Own Words, 7:30-9 p.m. May 3, Franciscan Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Tim Kreps and Alan Thompson, living history presenters, tell stories of the expedition. Information: 419-824-3691.

t ElderVision classes at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. One-day trips and special programs for active adults. Information: 419-824-3707 or gburke@lourdes.edu or visit www.lourdes.edu/eldervision.htm.

t 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 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 Alva N. Sidle Post 232 American Legion tomorrow 6-7 p.m. at 12580 River Rd., Grand Rapids. $7.

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 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., 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday through March 25. Adults/$7.50; children/$4.50.

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

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

t Holy Trinity Church, 1750 Raab Rd., Swanton, 5-8 p.m. tomorrow, March 4 and 18. Adults/$7; child/$3.

t Knights of Columbus Post 3122 every Friday during Lent at Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. $6/fish; $7/shrimp; $8/frog legs.

t Mayfair-Plymouth Church 5-7 p.m. tomorrow, March 4 and 18, 5253 Bennett Rd. Adults/$6; children under 12 years/$4. Information: 419-476-7093.

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 Northwood VFW Post 102 on Andrus Road., Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Steaks, chicken available. Sunday breakfasts, 9 a.m.-noon, $4. Open to the public.

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

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

t St. Caspar Knights of Columbus Council 8829, 4:30-7:15 p.m. Fridays in February and March 11, 18, 25 and April 8 at the Parish Life Center, 1205 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Adults/$6.50; children 7-12 years/$3.50; children 6 years and under, and adults over 90/free.

t St. Catherine of Siena, 5-7 p.m. every Friday through March 25 at the school gym, 4555 North Haven Ave. Adults/$7; senior citizens/$6; child/$4.

t St. Charles Church, 5:30-7:30 p.m. tomorrow,1850 Airport Hwy. Adults/$7; senior citizens/$6; children/$4.

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

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

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

t St. Thomas Aquinas 5-7 p.m. every Friday through March 25 in the 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 VFW 2510, 617 Second St., Toledo, first Friday each month, 4-7 p.m. at $6.

t VFW Post 2898 at 3925 West Alexis Rd., Toledo, 5-7 p.m. tomorrow; $6.50 for all you can eat.

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

t VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul St., East Toledo, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25; March 11 and 18; dine in or carry out. Public welcome.

t VFW Post 7574 in Lyons, tomorrow 5-7 p.m.; $6.50/adults; $3.50/children ages 6-12.

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●Caregiver day retreat 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Free day for those who provide care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related memory loss disorder. Speakers, yoga, mini-massages, manicures, and door prizes. Register by tomorrow: 800-441-3322 or 419-537-1999.

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.



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