Saturday, May 26, 2018
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What's on: Metro/East/South

East Toledo

t Book discussion of Midwives by Chris Bohjalian, 2 p.m. today at Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine. Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley on April 28.

t Chicken paprikas dinner 5-7 p.m. April 6 at Clark Street United Methodist Church, 1133 Clark St. Adult/$6; children 5-10 years/$3.

t Neighborhood Pride Day 10-11:30 a.m. April 9 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 729 White. Meet neighbors, learn about neighborhood organizations. Co-sponsored by Good Shepherd/St. Louis parishes.

t Breakfast every first and third Saturday through May, 8-11 a.m. at Unity United Methodist Church, 441 Oakdale.


t Bake sale and soup 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 1 at Genoa Bank, 801 Main St. Sponsored by Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church.

Lake Twp.

t Egg-Stravaganza Saturday at Lake Township Administration Building, 27975 Cummings. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9-11 a.m., serving pancakes, sausage/bacon, and eggs for $5/adults, $4/seniors, and $3/child. Egg hunt and coloring contest events begin 11 a.m. for ages 6 months-12 years. Picture with the Easter Bunny, $4. Proceeds to township parks.


t Alumnus of Year Award for Northwood High School alumni who graduated by the end of spring 1995. Deadline for applications is March 31. Contact the school for forms/information.

t Olney kindergarten registration: 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 13 in the elementary school cafeteria, 512 Lemoyne. Information: 419-691-2601 for what papers and records to bring. For parents only; no children should attend the meeting.

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


t Oregon Fest planning meeting, 5 p.m. today at the Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin. Open to all groups and individuals. Call 419-691-9750 or visit

t Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments: noon Saturdays at Rob's Collectibles, Woodville Mall. Entry fee $5. Information: 419-698-9333. March 31 from 2-4 p.m. for grades 6-12 at Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin. Must have own cards and know how to play. Register: 419-259-5250.

t Spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. April 9 at First St. Marks Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser. Cost; $7/adults, $5/seniors, $4/child. Free for ages 3 and under.


t Vegas Night by Sons of the American Legion 183, 7 p.m.-midnight April 9 at Legion Hall, 405 East Front. Games, food, raffle. $9 in advance, $10 at the door. Information: 419-287-4610.

t Volunteer tax assistance program for all retirees, those with lower incomes, or those currently in economic hardship: April at the Pemberville Public Library, 375 East. Appointments required: 419-287-4012.


t The Thin Man, the movie, 10 a.m. March 31 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Free admission, refreshments.

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

t 577 Foundation classes for March: Container gardening, youth programs, Asian cooking. For a list of classes, call 419-874-4174.

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

t AARP Tax Assistance: 2005 federal and state tax preparation free for senior citizens and middle/low-income taxpayers, at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana. Call 419-874-3135.


t Celebrate Spring 2-3 p.m. Wednesday at Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie. Stories, games, crafts, movie for ages 5 and older.

t Spring storm and tornado program, 7-8 p.m. April 5 at Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Call to register.

t All Saints Catholic School registration for the fall, for preschool through grade 8, 630 Lime City Rd. Information: 419-661-2070 or

t Rossford Schools kindergarten screening, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18-20 at Bulldog Hall, 719 Dixie Hwy., next to the high school. All children age 5 on or before Sept. 30, 2005 who will attend Rossford Schools must be screened. Screening appointments needed. Call 419-662-3051, ext. 222.

Stony Ridge

t Adult bingo Mondays 7-9:30 p.m. at Troy Villa Community Center, 3561 Truman. Information: 419-837-6929.


t Amateur Baseball Association pre-season boy's baseball tournaments begin April 20, for ages 12 and under/14 and under. Information: 419-691-2634.


t Woodmore kindergarten registration for fall 2005: April 12-14 at Woodmore Elementary School, 708 West Main. Call 419-849-2382 ext. 203, weekdays, to make an appointment by April 5; registration takes 60-90 minutes. Children who are age 5 by Aug. 1 are eligible.

Wood County

t Garlic mustard pull 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Preserve, 12153 Cross Creek in Bowling Green. Help improve wildlife habitat. Call two days in advance to register; canceled in bad weather: 419-353-1897.

t Vintage baseball players needed by the Wood County Historical Center, to play games according to rules of the 1860s. Current team members range from ages 20-60, men and women of various athletic abilities. First game, 1 p.m. April 24 at Wintergarden Park in Bowling Green. Call 419-352-0967 to enroll .

t Boomers and Beyond Conference and Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 at Bowling Green High School, 530 West Poe. Educational sessions for older adults, health and wellness promotion and screenings, exhibitor booths, lunch, live entertainment. $10/seniors; $15/under age 60; sold until April 22 at Wood County senior centers and Wood County Sky Banks.

t Bingo at VFW Post 1148 at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, 719 South Main, Bowling Green. Doors open 5:30 p.m.

t Immunization clinics weekdays at Wood County Health Department, 1840 East Gypsy Lane, Bowling Green. Walk-in or call 419-352-8402.

t Noon lunches for seniors 60 and older, Fridays, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 239019 Kellogg, Grand Rapids. Donation $2. Call 1-800-367-4935.


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 Stardust dance 7-11 p.m. April 1 at the Stranahan Theater Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. 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 St. Hyacinth spring fling 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 3 at the church, 719 Evesham. Chicken dinner, $8. Grocery and cake booths, bingo at noon, raffles.

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

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 African Americans of the Nation, an exhibit by photojournalist Thomas Vines, through May 1 in Mott branch library meeting room,1085 Dorr.

t Teen art exhibit, "Connect to Creativity," through April 21 at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, second floor, 325 Michigan. Grades 6-12 can display their artwork: 419-259-5315.

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. Entry forms at the libraries. Parent/guardian signature required for children under age 18 to participate. Information: 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 Free on-line information assistance for the public, available 24-hours every day at Homework help also available, 2-10 p.m. daily. Call 419-259-5266.

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

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

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

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.


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.


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: 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.


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.


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.


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 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

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.


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

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.


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

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

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

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.



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

t Youth For Understanding International Exchange Student seeks host families for students from various countries. Details: 1-800-833-6243.


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

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.


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

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.


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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.

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