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Published: Wednesday, 3/9/2005

What's on: West/Areawide

Berkey

t Swiss steak dinners: 5 p.m. March 17, April 28, Sept. 22, and Oct. 27 at Berkey Congressional Church, 12036 Sylvania-Metamora. Adults/$7, child age 5-12/$2.

Holland

t Growing Great Gardens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord. Planning, planting; exhibits and demonstrations.

t Book discussions: How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill, 10 a.m. March 25 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord.

t Umpires needed for Springfield Township youth baseball/softball summer programs, training provided. Must be at least 13 years old by May 16. Interested youth and adults respond by March 31 to Umpires, P.O. Box 363, Holland, OH 43528.

t Internet 101, 9:30-11 a.m. April 2; E-mail basics 9:30-11 a.m. March 19, Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord. Registration required. Limit: 4 per class.

Ottawa Hills

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

Reynolds

Corners

t●Metroparks book discussion, 7 p.m. March 17 at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr. Selectlion: My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.

Sylvania

t●Teen Cafe with food and conversation, 2:30-4:30 p.m. today and April 7 at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe, for grades 6-12.

t●Discovering China travel video by area resident, 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe. Free; registration required. Searching the Web, tips and techniques, 9 a.m. Saturday. Call to register.

t●Community card party, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Lutheran Church, 5840 Monroe. Tallies, $6.50 at the door. Special prize drawing for those wearing pink clothing. Refreshments, prizes. Tallies: 419-885-5826.

t●Law Enforcement scholarship dinner, 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Southview High School, 7225 Sylvania Ave. Spaghetti dinner, $7/adults, $3/child. Children under age 3, free. Tickets: 419-882-7878 or 419-885-8906. .

t●Used book sale by Gesu School PTO, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17 at the school on Parkside Boulevard. Open to the public.

t●Easter craft and bake sale 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 18 and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 in the Evergreen Room at Rosary Care Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. Homemade breads, cookies, candy, spring and Easter crafts. Benefit for the Sisters of St. Francis. Details: 419-882-7661.

t●Community pancake breakfast, all you can eat, 8:30-10 a.m. March 19 at First Christian Church, 5271 West Alexis. Adults/$5, child/$3.

t●Spring tee ball, lob ball, slowpitch softball leagues for boys in grades K-3 and girls in grades K-6. Baseball leagues for boys in grades 4-8: recreational or competitive/tournament teams with tryouts. Register by March 18, at $60 per child. For Sylvania School district residents only. Call 419-882-1500 or visit www.sylvaniarecreation.org.

t●Teen Dieting Habits speech competition for grades 10-12, sponsored by Flower Hospital auxiliary, March 22. Competition rules, entry forms available at area high schools or at 419-824-1915. Prizes awarded.

t St. Catherine of Siena dinner dance and silent auction, April 2 at 4555 North Haven. Evening begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Bidding throughout with the evening, plus a live auction session. Cost, $30 per person. Reservations: 419-478-9558.

t●Conservation Corps applications available for Sylvania area junior high school students for its Earn and Learn program. Program held June 14-July 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday each week. Small stipend paid for each work project. Apply by May 2; applications available at the junior high schools or the Parks and Forestry office at 8425 Sylvania-Metamora.

t●Community education classes for this week and the week of March 14 include Chinese soups, saving for college, safe boating education, kids' water fun. Call 419-885-4126 for a complete list or visit www.scsonline.org

t●Adult volleyball leagues, eight weeks of league play and a one-day single elimination tournament, played at Tam O'Shanter. Register: 419-882-1500.

West Toledo

t Paws to Read program: grades K-5 read for 20 minutes to trained therapy dogs and their handlers, 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday through April 5 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central. Register now.

t Family storytime for ages 2-5 with an adult: stories, songs, puppets, and craft from 7-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays all of March at Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest.

t●Mantra meditation for ages 18 and older 7-8:30 p.m. Monday and March 21 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central. Register: 419-259-5295.

t●Used book sale by Gesu School PTO, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17 at the school, 2045 Parkside Blvd. Student books available after 1 p.m. March 17.

t Teens earn volunteer credits on Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. at Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest, helping librarians prepare for the spring egg hunt for younger children, Refreshments provided.

t Spring egg hunt on March 19: at 9:30 a.m. for children up to age 4 and at 10:30 a.m. for ages 5-7, Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest. Hunt for eggs on the lawn after songs, stories and a visit from the Big Bunny.

t Rummage sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 19 at Notre Dame Academy, 3535 West Sylvania. Clothes, formal dresses, toys, furniture, jewelry and collectibles, hats and purses, bake sale. Last hour, $1 per bag sale.

t March into the Past at West Toledo branch library, 1320 West Sylvania. Grades K-6 can enjoy crafts, activities, or contests related to the 1930s all of March.

t Anniversary celebration of West Toledo branch library: noon-4 p.m. March 19 at 1320 Sylvania. Noon presentation by Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon-Wozniak, birthday cake at 12:30 p.m., songs by children at 1 p.m. Live jazz, 2-3:30 p.m. Children's crafts, book sale, historical photo exhibit.

t Native American drumming for grades K-5, from 7-8 p.m. March 22 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central. Drumming circle will be led by Virginia Wagoner; children play a percussion instrument. Registration begins Monday, limited to 25 children: 419-259-5370.

t Storytime with Red Robin 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Saturdays at Red Robin restaurant, 4850 Monroe. Games, crafts, prizes each week. Free. Information: 419-475-9318.

Toledo

t Card party 2-5 p.m. Sunday at St. Clements Community Hall, 2990 Tremainsville. $6.50. Barbecue beef sandwich dinner. Sponsored by the Catholic War Veterans Post 639. Reservations: 419-865-2526.

t Card parties: Sunday 2-5 p.m. at St. Clements Community Hall, 2990 Tremainsville. $6.50. Barbecue beef sandwich dinner. Sponsored by the Catholic War Veterans Post 639. Reservations: 419-865-2526. Wednesday: noon at St. Adalbert School hall, Lagrange and Oakland. Lunch served. Tallies, $6, at the door or call 419-478-9733.

t Breakfast/bake sale 8-11 a.m. Sunday at VFW Post 5530 at 415 East Central. Jiggs dinner 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, takeout available.

t Jiggs dinner and Irish fare and drink by the Lucas County Democratic Party, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 17 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox community center, 840 Superior. Donation, $15.

t Swiss steak dinner 5-7 p.m. March 19 at American Legion Post 135 at 2404 West Sylvania. Donation, $7, includes dessert. Open to the public.

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

t All you can eat breakfast, every first and third Saturday through May, 8-11 a.m. at Unity United Methodist Church, 441 Oakdale. Adults/$5.50; child/$2.50; senior citizens/$5.

t●Poetry Lives Here 10-week session for teen poets, 1-3 p.m. every Saturday through April 16 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan. Improve language and vocabulary with tutor David Bush.

t●Teen art exhibit, "Connect to Creativity," now to April 21 on the second floor of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan. Youth grades 6-12 may have their artwork displayed by calling 419-259-5315.

t●Read Off Your Fines at the Toledo-Lucas County libraries: readers up to age 17 can earn a library dollar for every 15 minutes of reading to pay off their library fines, through March 31. Call local branch for a schedule.

t●African Americans of the Nation photo exhibit through May 1 at Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr.

t East Toledo Historical Society building and gift shop, open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday each month. To donate historic relics: call 19-691-1429, ext. 115.

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

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

Areawide

t Toledo Record Show, buying and selling old & new CDs, tapes, records, videos, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville. $1. Information: 419-833-5040.

t World Cultures film series: Whale Rider, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Owens Community College, Mainstage Theater, Perrysburg Township.

t Spring job fair 2-6 p.m. March 17 at Owens Community College's student health and activities center, Toledo-area campus on Oregon Road, Perrysburg Twp. Free to the public.

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

t GKK International Invitational Tournament, March 19 at Bedford High School Gymnasium, 8285 Jackman, Temperance, Mich., sponsored by Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kyokai and USA Karate Federation. Information: 734-850-6051.

t Greater Toledo Train & Toy Show, Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns, March 20, early birds from 9-11 a.m., $8. General public 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., $6; kids 12 and under free. Food, dealers, train raffle, displays, rides on Casey Jr. Free wooden toy to first 100.

t Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest. Children in grades K-3 create their own picture books. For entry materials, contest rules , call WGTE's Educational Resource Center at 419-380-4631 or toll free at 1-888-477-4ERC, online at www.wgte.org/rainbow. Entries must be postmarked by March 22.

t Toledo Blade Spelling Bee, for area middle school students to put their spelling skills to the test, March 24 in the Owens Community College mainstage theatre at 6:30 p.m., Perrysburg Twp. Call 567-661-7421 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7421.

Benefits

t Rummage sale to benefit Serenity Farm Animal Assisted Therapies, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at FOP Building, Wood County Fairgrounds, Bowling Green. Donations of household items, tools, clothing, sports equipment, furniture, collectibles accepted today. Call 419-833-3091.

t National Treasures movie 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant. Benefits the Special Olympics. Movie, $5, with soda/popcorn.

t Make A Wish fund-raiser, by Crow Executive Air and Curlys Tavern & Grill, at Curlys, 29460 Cummings, 1-11 p.m. Saturday. Bands, karaoke, raffles, 50/50, plane rides, food. Information: 419-838-7660.

t Used book sale at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., in St. Francis Hall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, sponsored by the Toledo chapter Kappa Gamma Pi, benefits the college library and local community organizations.

t Murder mystery event, An Affair to Dismember, benefits the Toledo School for the Arts theater department, 7 p.m. Saturday at Sylvania Historical Village, 5717 North Main, Sylvania. Groups of 10 depart every 15 minutes on a multi-scene presentation, complete with food grazing, throughout the Sylvania Historical Village. Two-hour event. $45 per person. Reservations: 419-246-8732, ext. 217.

t M S Jam Foundation, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Saturday from 3 p.m. to midnight. Seven bands and six solo artists perform to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society. $25/adults in advance, $30 at door; $5 for ages 12-17 years; 11 and under free. Food available. Tickets: 419-283-6167.

t K-9 Caper spring dance and auction to benefit You Lucky Dog. Rescue, 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Glass City Boardwalk, 27820 East Broadway. $12 each, $20 couple. Hors d'oeuvres, dancing, silent/ live auctions. Tickets: 419-691-1375.

t Spring A Pet, benefits local animal welfare and adoption groups, March 13 to April 17 at local PETCO stores, at 5027 Monroe and 1254 South Holland-Sylvania, Holland.

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

t VFW meatloaf dinner 5-7 p.m. March 19, Post 2898, 3925 West Alexis. $6; proceeds benefit the National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Mich. Information: 419-473-9649.

t Dance Marathon March 19-20 benefits the Children's Miracle Network. The 32-hour event involves more than 1,000 BGSU students participating from over 55 campus organizations. Information: 419-372-0530 or visit www.bgsu.edu/studentlife/organizations/dancemarathon.

t Gourmet Dinner to benefit Toledo GROWs, a community outreach program of Toledo Botanical Garden, 5 p.m. March 20 at Carranor Hunt & Polo Club in Perrysburg. Tickets $75 each. Dinner prepared by Peter Vauthy, chef at Moxie Restaurant in the Cleveland area. Reservations: 419-936-2986.

t Pet Portrait Contest benefits Toledo Area Humane Society. A $10 fee includes a sitting, photo and entry into the pet portrait contest at the Toledo Area Humane Society, 1920 Indian Wood Circle, April 2 from 11 a.m. to noon. Call participating MotoPhoto locations to schedule an appointment.

t St. Jude Dream Home raffle tickets on sale; raffle of a home in the Brint Crossing Subdivision in Sylvania. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Drawing is April 17. Tickets at Meijer stores or call 1-800-831-7061.

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

Camps

t Cub Scout Summer Day Camp information day at Camp Miakonda's Council Lodge, hosted by the Erie Shores Council Boy Scouts of America, today at 6:45 p.m. Meet the summer day camp staff and enter to win prizes.The day camp runs from June 13-July 22.

t Gene Parker Jazz Camp, for jazz students ages 13 and up, to be held at Perrysburg High School June 20-24. One-week intense study of jazz theory and history, scales and chords, improvisation techniques and ensemble playing. Applications available at Way Library and at the Arts Council office. Information: 419-873-ARTS.

Clubs

t Coffeehouse 7:30 p.m. the second Saturday each month at Riverpoint Ministries, Christian Life Center, 5649 Suder. 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, and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John's Restaurant, 3131 Secor. Open to all. 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, Delta. Information: 419-822-9725. Local artist Nora Sallows of Wauseon is the featured artist of the month at Dee's Art & Angles, 327 Main, Delta.

t Glass Capital Decorative Artists will meet Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith UCC, 1201 South Byrne. Verna Schwartz teaches "Quiet Reflections," an acrylic on canvas. Call 419-385-0012.

t Glass City Miniatures Guild, 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, 5403 Elmer. Information: 419-936-2986.

t Grand Rapids Sportsmen's Club, 11900 Jeffers, dance on Friday and Saturday nights, open to all for $5, members free. Information: 419-832-9915.

t Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable meets tomorrow at Navarre Park Shelter House, Navarre and White roads, 8:10 p.m. Derek Davey discusses Civil War genealogy. Refreshments served. Free to the public.

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 those interested in speaking German. Information: 419-530-2649.

t League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County meets 6 p.m. March 17 at Oak En Bucket, 2841 North Reynolds. Guests welcome. Call Sharon Friedman at 419-841-5148.

t Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting, first and third Wednesday each month at Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie Hwy., Erie, Mich. Call 734-856-7985.

t Lucas County Retired Teachers meets at noon on March 31 at Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr, cash bar available. Program: "101 Dumb Things We Write" by author Clinton J. Friedly. Cost is $14.75 per person, bring a guest. Information: 419-826-7342.

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, 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, first Wednesday each month at Gander Mountain Sporting Goods, 1320 South Holland Sylvania, at 7 p.m. Guests welcome. Information: 419-472-1331.

t Maumee Valley T's (Ford Model T Club) meets 7 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds, Maumee. Call 419-877-0513.

t Maumee VFW meets 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday each month at 314 Illinois, Maumee. Military personnel with combat infantryman and combat medic badges from the Army or combat action ribbons from Navy, Marines, Coast Guard are welcome. All veterans welcome. Call 419-878-8091.

t Mothers of Preschoolers, CrossRoads Community Church, 1590 West Temperance, meets March 15 and 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

t Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo, second Friday each month at 7:30 p.m., Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10000 Central, Berkey. Information: 419-474-2911 or www.naturalistcameraclub.com. Program tomorrow will be "Maple Syrup: Tapping the Trees" by Roger Sutherland. Guests welcome.

t Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday each month in the Conference Center, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Information: 419-832-3801.

t New Neighbors League Club hosts interest groups and special activities for those new to the area, including monthly luncheons with speakers. Information: 419-841-5642.

t Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings, Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe, noon the first and third Friday each month. Information: 419-381-0755.

t Oregon/Northwood Rotary meets Thursdays at Cousino's, 1842 Woodville. Breakfast at 7:45 a.m., meeting at 8 a.m.

t Pals of Long ago Remembering Athletic Club meets the second Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m. for breakfast, Zenobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison.

t Parents Without Partners meets the first Thursday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe, at 7 p.m. Information: 419-381-1338.

t Real Estate Investors Association, 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday each month, in the Gesu Church Sullivan Center, 2049 Parkside. Information: 419-861-3870.

t St. Vincent De Paul 55-Plus will meet March 15. Blood pressures at 9:30 and 11:45 a.m. Bingo after meeting. Information: 419-729-7294.

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

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

t Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo meets first and third Thursdays at Wernert's Corner Civic Association Hall, 5068 Douglas. Doors open 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. Visual arts, literary arts, performing arts. All supplies included. Information: 419-531-2046.

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

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

t Toledo Plastic Modelers meet every second and fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at the Gander Mountain store, 320 South Holland-Sylvania. Information: 419-472-9163.

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

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

t Toledo Submariners Scuba Club 7 p.m. the first Monday each month at Damon's Restaurant, 2009 South Reynolds, 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, Perrysburg. Open to all photographers. Information: 419-849-3108.

t U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association establishing a chapter for ballroom dancers in Toledo. Information: 1-800-447-9047 or central-office@usabda.org.

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

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

t Women's Connection South brunch will be Saturday at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak, from 10-11:30 a.m. Coffee and juice bar opens at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $11, call Gwen at 419-843-8080, open to all women.

Concerts

t Kenyon College Chamber Singers perform tonight at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6520 Pilliod, Holland.

t Slainte Mhath, 8 p.m. March 19 at Owens Community College's mainstage theatre, Perrysburg Township. Traditional Celtic instruments and music in contemporary arrangments. Information: 567-661-2787.

t Kentucky State University Concert Choir, at Ashland Church, 2001 Ashland, March 19 at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Toledo/Bowling Green, Ohio Alumni Chapter. Free.

t Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra 3 p.m. March 20 at Owens Community College, mainstage theatre, Perrysburg Township. Classical music including music from the Tchaikovsky Symphony. Information call 567-661-2787.

Crafts

t Spring craft bazaar at Hope United Methodist Church, 4069 West Sylvania, Saturday, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Crafters: 419-882-8128.

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

t Spring craft show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus, 202 West Front, Monroe, Mich. Call 734-457-3713.

t UAW Local 12 Women's Committee craft show Sunday. Crafters call 419-474-8575.

t Gathering of Quilters Guild 7 p.m. March 17 at the Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis, featuring a trunk show by Karen Whiteside. Cost for non-members, $10.

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

t Spring craft show March 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Michael's School, 510 West Front, Monroe, Mich. Crafters may call 734-269-2780.

t Spring craft show, Blissfield Elementary School, 630 South Lane, Blissfield, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29. Call 517-486-4116.

t Craft show/flea market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2 at Spencer Sharples Community Center, Irwin Hall, 327 Irwin, Holland. Table space $10, must provide your own tables. Call 419-578-4060 or 419-539-7478.

t Antiques in April show at Monroe County Community College, Welch Health Education Building, 1555 South Raisinville, Monroe, Mich., April 2-3. Crafters: call Tom at 734-384-4201.

t Douglas Road Elementary PTA Craft Show, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters: call 734-847-5083.

t Blanket making drive sponsored by Michaels Arts and Crafts store, 5255 Airport. 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 Astronomy Programs for Cub Scouts and Brownies at the University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium-Brooks Observatory, 3 p.m. March 12 and April 16. Each group gets a star and planet locator for future stargazing. $7 per person, including all adult attendees; seating limited. Reservations: 419-530-2650.

t Maumee Valley Writer's Conference 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 19 at the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. Writing-related topics, seminars led by published authors from the region. General registration $99; or $69 for students. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register by March 11: 419-824-3707 or gburke@lourdes.edu.

t Northwest Ohio Writers Forum meets Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Sanger Branch Library, Room B, 3030 West Central. Information: www.nwowf.com.

t Registration Rocks, information for high school students interested in taking college classes, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 21-24 and 28-31 at Owens Community College,Toledo area and Findlay campuses. Call 567-661-7413 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7413.

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

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

t Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory family programs: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. $4/adults; $3/children age 3 and older and senior citizens. Information: 419-530-2650 or visit www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.

t Lecture Series, Wolcott House Museum Guild in conjunction with the Maumee branch library, Mondays at 10 a.m., through March 28, at 501 River. Monday will be "The History of the Maumee River Crossings" by Gary Franks.

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

t Community Writer's Workshop, for those who enjoy writing short prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Mondays through March at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156-D, Perrysburg Township. Information: 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7385.

t High School Writers' Workshop, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through March at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156-D, Perrysburg Township.Call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7385.

t Dietary Management Certificate program offered by Washington Local Schools Adult Continuing Education Program, for current or future food service managers in long-term care, acute care, assisted living, schools, correctional institutions, business and industry and other food service settings. Information: 419-473-8466.

t Art classes Sundays in Frog Towne Square Bay at the Erie Street Market at 237 South Erie. Artist Jan Revill teaches 11 a.m.-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 for children age 3-5 years with an adult. Drawing class, Tuesdays for children 7-13 years, 4-5:30 p.m. $3 fee, registration required. Call 419-480-0222.

t Brown Bag Seminars discuss 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. Advanced drawing and mixed media, ages 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.

t GED test preparation and practice tests for adults, classes meet at 7035 Madison, Holland or at 6850 Monroe, room 210, Sylvania. Call 419-867-5763. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic, literacy education.

t GED test preparation offered at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, Westwood Building, 3939 Wrenwood, Tuesdays and Thursdays,1-4 p.m. Call 419-473-2364.

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

t English for Speakers of Other Languages, Mondays-Thursdays, 9:15-11 45 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. offered through Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. Call 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 Services

t Solving the Mystery of Business in the 21st Century, 6 p.m. tomorrow at Owens Community College, Mainstage Theatre, Perrysburg Township. Information regarding appropriate dress in a business setting, including casual, fun, and collegiate dress.

t Spring job fair for area residents and students, 2-6 p.m. March 17 at Owens Community College, Student Health and Activities Center, Perrysburg Township. Information on career opportunities in Northwest Ohio. Information: 567-661-7501.

t Employment Resource Center 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, St. Stephen Church, 7800 Erie, Sylvania. Free help with resumes, interview skills, networking. Budget and debt counseling available. Call 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/referral agency helps to locate affordable child care. 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 needs host families for boys and girls ages 15-18 from various countries. Students fully insured; 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: 419-836-1528/419-868-8880 or 1-800-498-2487.

t Fulton County families can host a Japanese exchange student, age 15-18, to attend local high school. Tuition, fees, and medical costs covered by the Fulton County OSU Extension Service, 4-H. Families provide room and board. Information: 419-337-9210.

t World Heritage seeks local host families for high school students from various countries. Information: 1-800-888-9040 or 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 American Legion Post 646 at 1074 Clarion, Holland, every Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Steaks, hamburgers available.

t American Legion Pond Post 99, 3247 Manhattan, 5-8 p.m. Fridays until March 25. $6.

t American Legion Post 192, 620 West Temperance, Temperance, Mich., 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 25.

t American Legion Post 193, 4-8 p.m. Fridays through April 14 at 11045 Harold, Luna Pier, Mich. $7. Seniors, $6.50.

t AMVET 1010, Fridays until March 25 at V.F.W. 3265, 5416 Summit, 4-7 p.m. $6.

t Christ Dunberger Legion 537, tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. at 4925 Pickle.

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

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

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

t Little Flower Church 5-8 p.m. March 18 at 5522 Dorr. Pizza available.

t Mayfair-Plymouth Church 5-7 p.m. March 18, 5253 Bennett. Adults/$6; child/$4.

t Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, 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, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Steaks, chicken available. Sunday breakfasts, 9 a.m.-noon, $4. Open to the public.

t Our Lady of Lourdes, 6149 Hill, tomorrow starting at 5 p.m., adults/$7, seniors/$6.50 and children/$3.50 (12 and under). Macaroni dinner available for $4.50.

t Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2255 Central Grove, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays through March 18 in the cafeteria. Popcorn shrimp extra.

t Regina Coeli Parish, 530 Regina Pkwy., tomorrow 5-7 p.m., adults/$6, children/$4.

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

t St. Caspar Knights of Columbus Council 8829, 4:30-7:15 p.m. Fridays through April 8 at the Parish Life Center, 1205 North Shoop, Wauseon. Adults/$6.50, child/$3.50. Free for ages6 and under and adults over 90.

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

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

t St. Jerome School 5-8 p.m. Fridays through March 25 at 300 Warner, Walbridge, adults/$8.50, seniors/$8, salad bar/$5, child/$4, free for age 4 and under.

t St. Joseph Maumee fish fry 5-7:30 p.m. tomorrow at 104 West Broadway. Macaroni and cheese available.

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

t St. Richard Church, 333 Brookside, Swanton, 5-7:30 p.m. tomorrow; 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. tomorrow and March 18 in the cafeteria, 215 East Front, Perrysburg.

t St. Thomas Aquinas 5-7 p.m. Fridays through March 25 in the church basement, 729 White, Toledo. $7/adults; $6.50/senior citizens; $3.50/child.

t Sons of American Legion Post 537, Pickle and Wynn roads, 5-8 p.m. tomorrow. Adults/$6, child/$3.

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

t VFW Post 2898 at 3925 West Alexis, Toledo, 5-7 p.m. tomorrow; $6.50 for all you can eat, 419-473-9649.

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

t VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul, East Toledo, 5-8 p.m. March 11 and 18. Open to all.

Health

t Aquatic arthritis and tai chi in a warm water therapeutic pool at Anne Grady Center, 1525 Eber. Information: 419-866-6500, ext. 214.

t Aquatic exercise classes, prenatal aquatics, fitness classes and Tai Chi at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Call 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 per month. Prescription from physician required. Information: 419-530-2731.

t Diabetes education group meets 7 p.m. 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, Wednesday mornings at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, and Thursday evenings at Mercy Health Partners Conference Center, 3400 Meijer. Call 419-345-3986.

t Health-care speakers to groups offered by Bay Park Community Hospital. Healthcare professionals can tailor their message to schools, churches, service clubs, civic groups and businesses. To schedule a speaker: 419-690-7504.

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 at St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft, 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. Eligible families could be reimbursed up to $50 for 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. Topic, osteoporosis. Details: 419-824-7212.

t Psychotherapy analysis available free at the Center for the Study of Experiential Psychotherapy, University of Toledo, in exchange for participation in research (videotaping of sessions, completing questionnaires). Call 419-530-4014.

t Sleep Disorder education sessions, Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at Mercy Memorial Hospital, 740 North Macomb, Monroe, Mich. Information; 734-457-0799 or 734-240-8810.

t Smoking cessation program at Toledo Hospital, 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, 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, Perrysburg, on Thursdays at 7 p.m. $35 per month. Call 419-537-0888.

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

t Therapeutic Horseback Riding, at Serenity Farm, Luckey, April through October, Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m., and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Call Farm Office to register, 419-833-1308 or www.serenityfarm.org.

t Ultrasound screenings at Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Test to detect abnormal bone mass density in women over age 45. Registration: 419-251-4000.

Reunions

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

School Plays

t Little Women performed in the Millennium Theatre at Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 South Reynolds, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7/adults and $5/students. Information: 419-381-1313 ext. 3083.

t Guys and Dolls, performed by Clay High School Limelighters, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11-12 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $9/adults, $7/students, available at the door or 419-693-0665, ext. 2006.

t Crazy for You, performed by St. John's Jesuit High School, St. Ursula Academy and Notre Dame Academy, 7:30 p.m. March 11; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. March 12; and 2 p.m. March 13, at the Valentine Theatre, 400 North Superior. Tickets, $10, at the box office, 419-242-2787.

t Phantom of the Op-ry, a spoof by Gateway Middle School, 7:30 p.m. March 18-19 in the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant. Adults/$5, seniors and students/$4. Free attendance at dress rehearsal for Maumee senior adults on March 17 at 2 p.m.

t Grease, the rock 'n' roll musical of 1950s pop culture, by Ottawa Hills High School April 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and April 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 2532 Evergreen. Tickets, $10 and $8, available in the school office April 4-8 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or at the door just before the show.

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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