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Published: Wednesday, 3/23/2005

What's on: Areawide

Berkey

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

Holland

t Internet 101, 9:30-11 a.m. April 2 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord. Registration required.

t Book discussions: How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill, 10 a.m. tomorrow 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, Ohio 43528.

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●Springtime egg hunt for ages 2-5 at 10 a.m. and for ages 6-10 at 11 a.m. Saturday at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr. Also stories, songs. Regiser: 419-259-5303.

t●Art show reception 1 p.m. April 9 at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr. Guest speaker is Todd Michell, former NBA star. The art exhibit by students of Fall Meyer Elementary School will be in the library for several weeks.

Sylvania

t●Word processing 101 from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe. Call for reservations, free.

t●Defense lawyer Jack Callahan talks about his controversial job, 7-8:30 p.m. April 4 at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe. Call to register.

t●Taize meditation non-denominational service, 7 p.m. April 21 and May 19 at Sylvania United Church, 7240 Erie.

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

t●Community education classes through April 14 include safe boating, yoga for kids, ballroom dance. Cooking classes include sushion April 11 and Korean-style grill and lettuce wrap, May 2. 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 VFW Post 2898 breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at 3925 West Alexis Ave.

t Tea in the solarium noon-3 p.m. April 1 at Wildwood Preserve Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. $6 for tea, sandwiches, and desserts.

t Dinner dance and silent auction, April 2 at St. Catherine of Siena, 4555 North Haven. Auction begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Bidding all evening, plus a live auction session. Reservations, $30. Call 419-478-9558.

t Spring rummage sale: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. April 6; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 7-8; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9 at Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest. Lunch and bake sale available. Donations accepted; large item pick-up is April 1. Open to the public.

t Paws to Read: 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 Ave.

t Storytime with Red Robin 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Saturdays at Red Robin restaurant, 4850 Monroe. Free games, crafts.

Toledo

t Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight the first and third Fridays each month at Conn-Weissenberger Post 587 at 2929 West Alexis.

t Easter fun carnival 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1342 Sylvania. Games, candy, face painting, prizes. Free. Antique/collectible and bake sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 2 in the church basement. Sales tables reserved free, one per person, 419-478-7583.

t Stardust dance 7-11 p.m. April 1 at the Stranahan Theater Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns. Big band music, prizes, snacks. $5 at the door. Free for Paramount Elite Card members. Doors open 6 p.m. Open to all ages, singles, and couples.

t Public district Zip code 43613 meeting 7-9 p.m. April 4 at Trilby Park shelter house, 3125 Shawnee. Sponsored by Toledo Mayor Ford and the department of public service. Starter kits provided for the curbside recycling program. Other questions answered.

t What Freedom Means to Me, essay contest for grades K-12, through May 6, sponsored by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan. Cash prizes awarded. Get entry forms from the libraries. Parent/guardian signature required for children under age 18. Call 419-259-5207.

t Youth basketball, softball registration: teams of ages 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, and 14 and under for boys basketball and girls softball. Information: 419-936-2877.

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

t 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 National Library Week events April 10-16 at all 18 branches of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Call your local branch for a schedule of events and programs.

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," through 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●African Americans of the Nation photo exhibit, through April, 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 items, call 419-691-1429, 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 Spelling Bee for area middle school students, 6:30 p.m. today in Owens Community College Mainstage Theatre, Perrysburg Twp. Sponsored by The Blade. Information: 567-661-7421.

t Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs, program for kids 15 and under to fish for rainbow trout stocked by the Ohio Division of Wildlife at Pearson Metropark, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon, April 2 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Metropark rangers provide bait and instruction; limited number of fishing poles and equipment available for loan. The lake is closed to anyone over 15 that day.

t R/C Expo of radio controlled model airplanes, boats, helicopters, cars and jets at SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 1-2; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 3. $7 per day, kids 12 and under are free.

t Public open house at Pearson Metropark, 4-8 p.m. April 5 at the Packer-Hammersmith Center, 4600 Starr. Presentations at 5 and 7 p.m. on improvements for the park; public input welcome.

Benefits

t Chili Cook-off to benefit Harborside Healthcare in Perrysburg, today starting 1:30 p.m. at 28546 Starbright Blvd. Employees cook the chili and the public can taste for 50 cents a sample. Information: 419-666-0935.

t Charity Benefit for Serenity Farm, Inc. features author and trainer Dan Sumerel, demonstrating his unique approach to controlling horses, 9 p.m. April 1 at 21870 Lemoyne, Luckey. He will teach a two-day workshop on understanding horse behavior. Information: sumereltraining.com. or 419-833-1308.

t Fools For Animals concert and silent auction to benefit Nature's Nursery and The Toledo Animal Shelter, April 1 at Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant, Maumee. Doors open 7:30 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Information: 419-877-0060.

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

t Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Northern Light Lodge 40 to benefit the Kidney Foundation of Northern Ohio, April 2 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Lodge Dining Room, 119 West Wayne, Maumee. $5/adults, $3/children under 11. Tickets in advance or at the door: 419-329-2780.

t Relay for Life at Owens Community College, sponsored by the American Cancer Society for cancer awareness. Begins 6 p.m. April 8 with opening ceremonies in the Student Health and Activities Center, Perrysburg Township campus. Survivors take a ceremonial first lap cheered on by family, friends and relay participants. Teams will run on indoor track for 15 hours ending at 9 a.m. Saturday. Information: 567-661-7364 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7364.

t Flirting with Food, Fitness and Fun, a women's wellness event, April 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Great Lakes Conference Center at Bay Park Community Hospital. It benefits auxiliary-sponsored activities. Local author Dawn Hall will demonstrate some "down home" recipes; massage therapists, reflexologist, and programs available for $25, $20 for seniors. Information: 419-690-7720.

t Luminations 2005 presented by Lourdes College for student scholarships, April 9 from 6-11:30 p.m. at the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and dance performances. Silent and live auction. Tickets, $125. Information: 419-824-3751.

t Cherry Blossom Festa raffle tickets sold at St. Ursula Academy, 4025 Indian Rd. for $1 each or a book of 12 for $10. Grand prize is $2,500. Benefits the Ursuline Sisters and St. Ursula Academy.

t St. Jude Dream Home raffle tickets on sale for a home in the Brint Crossing subdivision in Sylvania. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Drawing, April 17. Tickets at Meijer stores or 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.

Books

t Lester Horwitz author-historian, will sign and discuss his book The Longest Raid of the Civil War, at Fireside Book Store, 7111 Orchard Centre, Holland, 7-8 p.m. April 1. Information: 419-865-0013.

Camps

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

Clubs

t AFSCME Retiree 1184 Sub-chapter will meet Monday at Ohio Council 8 Headquarters, 420 South Reynolds. Alan Stouder of Operation Lifesaver will speak on "Rail Safety." Information: 419-475-8380.

t Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society trip to the Cincinnati Flower Show on April 23, open to the public. Reservations due April 2; call 419-885-2438.

t Christ Dunberger Post 537 at 4925 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Monthly meeting 8 p.m. today.

t Coffeehouse 7:30 p.m. the second Saturday each month at Riverpoint Ministries, Christian Life Center, 5649 Suder. Entertainment, refreshments, donation accepted. 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 Daughters of the American Revolution, Ursula Wolcott-Black Swamp chapter, noon April 2 at Panera's, 145 South Main, Bowling Green. Information: 419-381-0446.

t Expectant Mothers Group at Living Faith United Methodist Church, 1240 Columbus, Holland. Free to expectant mothers.

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 Garden Club Forum style show and luncheon, April 7 at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns. View raffle prizes at 11 a.m., lunch at noon. Proceeds to the Toledo Botanical Garden and scholarships for horticulture students. Information: 419-531-9083.

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

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

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

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 meet noon March 31 at Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr. "101 Dumb Things We Write" by author Clinton J. Friedly. $14.75 per person. Information: 419-826-7342.

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

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

t Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month at Gander Mountain Sporting Goods, 1320 South Holland-Sylvania. Information: 419-472-1331.

t Maumee Valley T's (Ford Model T Club), 7 p.m. the third Wednesday each month at Brondes Ford, 1511 Reynolds, Maumee. Info: 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 Rd., meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 5-6 and 7-9 p.m. April 12.

t Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo, 7:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10000 Central, Berkey. Information: 419-474-2911 or www.naturalistcameraclub.com. Program April 8 will be "Australian Wildlife" by Carolyn Manchester.

t Needle Arts Guild of Toledo meets 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 Art Club, 3 p.m. April 3 at 1133 Grasser off Pickle Road. Looking for new members of fine arts.

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

t PERI Chapter 93 meets today at 1 p.m. in Oregon Fire Hall at 1102 South Wheeling, Oregon. Information: 419-691-3040.

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 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 Metropolitan Ladies Club meets 11 a.m. March 24 at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd. Speaker is Jutta-Annette Page, curator of glass at the Toledo Museum of Art. Information: 419-843-3230.

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. Saturday at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan, local history room. April and May meetings held fourth Saturday each month.

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 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, Perrysburg. Open to all photographers. Info: 419-849-3108.

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

t VFW Post 606 auxiliary, 11 a.m. April 9 at 3005 Laskey. Membership: 419-476-0114. Euchre every Thursday night.

t VFW 4906 ladies auxiliary, 6 p.m. April 4 at the post hall, 2161 Consaul St., East Toledo. Nominations, elections.

t Waterville Mothers of Preschoolers meet 9:15-11:30 a.m. March 29 and May 10 and 24 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 open to anyone new to the area or those who want to make new friends. Activities include: couples evening bridge, card games, dining out, and golf. Information: 419-872-4987.

t Women's Connection West Swing into Spring social and dinner, 6 p.m. April 8 at Sylvania Country Club, Corey Road. Reservations, $20, due April 1. Call 419-882-4438.

Crafts

t Craft show and flea market 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 2 at Spencer Sharples Community Center, Irwin Hall, 327 Irwin, Holland. Space, $10; sellers must provide their own tables. Information: 419-578-4060..

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 Spring craft show, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9. Free admission and parking; lunch, raffles and 50/50 available. To reserve table space, call 419-878-2957.

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

t Crafters needed for Spring Show at Bedford High School, Temperance, Mich., April 30, sponsored by BHS Band and Orchestra Boosters. Call 419-847-6328 or email bedfordbandcraftshow@hotmail.com.

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 Registration Rocks, for area high school seniors to learn about Owens Community College, today and Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Perrysburg Township and Findlay campuses. Register: 567-661-7253 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7253.

t Registration for classes at Northwest State Community College for summer session is open and registration for fall will begin April 11. For information visit www.northweststate.edu.

t Paul Lawrence Dunbar Academy accepting applications until April 1 for fall 2005 for grades K-6. Dunbar Academy is a free public community school offering performing arts and full-day kindergarten. Applications at the school, 331 14th St., or by calling 419-244-4202.

t ACT/SAT Seminar for parents at St. Ursula Academy, 4025 Indian Rd., from 7-8 p.m. April 6. Information: 419-332-4630.

t Astronomy Programs for Cub Scouts and Brownies at the University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium-Brooks Observatory, 3 p.m. 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 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, Monday at 10 a.m., at 501 River Rd. Program will be "Ohio's and Other Places' Interesting Stories" by Jim Bowsher, raconteur, historical artifact collector.

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 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. Tuesday 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. Lab is for children ages 3-5 with an adult. Drawing class on Tuesdays for children age 7-13, from 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 for ages 5-17. Information: 419-841-8153.

t GED test preparation and practice tests for adults, 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 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 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, 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.

Festivals

t Maple Sugaring Festival April 2 and 3, noon to 5 p.m. each day at the Stranahan Arboretum on Sylvania Avenue west of Corey Road. Free shuttles from Stranahan Elementary, 3840 Holland Sylvania Rd., and Whiteford Elementary, 4708 Whiteford Rd. $5/adults; $4/seniors; $3/children 12 and under. Exhibitors include blacksmithing, metal work, beadwork, candlemaking, water color painting and historic displays.Information: 419-841-1007 or visit www.arboretum.utoledo.edu.

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

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 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 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. tomorrow and April 8 at the Parish Life Center, 1205 North Shoop, Wauseon. Adults/$6.50, child/$3.50. Free for ages 6 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. Jerome School 5-8 p.m. tomorrow at 300 Warner, Walbridge, adults/$8.50, seniors/$8, salad bar/$5, child/$4, free for age 4 and under.

t St. Paul's Episcopal Church tomorrow 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. Adults/$7; child/$3.50; senior citizens/$6.

t St. Thomas Aquinas 5-7 p.m. tomorrow 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, tomorrow 5-8 p.m. Adults/$6 , children/$3.

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

t VFW Post 2984 at 102 West Andrus, Northwood, tomorrow. Bake sale too, 5 p.m.

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 7574, 122 Morenci St., Lyons, 5-7 p.m. tomorrow, $6.50/adults and $3.50/children 6-12, 5 & under are free.

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 Community Health Forum free health screenings and educational programs, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. April 15 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center auditorium, 2213 Cherry, Toledo. Registration required: 419-251-4000.

t CPR Class offered at Mercy Memorial Hospital System Education department, 740 North Macomb, Monroe, Mich. on March 31 from 5-9 p.m. Space is limited; registration required, call 734-240-4470.

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. Next class, April 6: First Aid is $40/members and $50/all others, 8 a.m.-noon. CPR is $40/members and $50/others, 12:30-4:30 p.m. 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 offered by Bay Park Community Hospital. Health care 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 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. today in Toledo Hospital's education center. Topic is 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 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. 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 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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