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Published: Wednesday, 3/30/2005

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Clay Center

t Split the pot bingo 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Clay Center fire station, 420 Main St. Refreshments.

East Toledo

t Dog Day 4-5 p.m. today at Locke branch library, 800 Main St. Dogs from Therapy Dogs International will perform; handlers will discuss care, dog breeds.

t Chicken paprikas dinner 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Street United Methodist Church, 1133 Clark. Adult/$6; children/$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 Book discussion of Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley, April 28 at 2 p.m. at Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine.

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

Elmore

t Elmore Historical Society meeting, 3 p.m. April 17 at the barn and museum, 353 Ottawa.

Genoa

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

Northwood

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

t Lark Elementary kindergarten registration 6:30 p.m. April 19 at 331 West Andrus. Take child's birth certificate, Social Security card, shot records, and proof of residency. If can't attend, call the school at 419-666-5110.

t Olney kindergarten registration: 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 13 in the elementary school cafeteria, 512 Lemoyne. Children should not attend. Information on what to bring: 419-691-2601.

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.

Oregon

t Yu-Gi-Oh tournament today, 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. Free for ages 3 and under.

t Ebay class on listing and selling on the Internet, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 11 at Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin. Free.

t Bunco party 7 p.m. April 14 at Oregon fire station, 1102 South Wheeling. Cost, $5.

t Card party and luncheon noon April 26 at First St. John Lutheran, 2471 Seaman. $6. Reservations: 419-698-8963.

Pemberville

t Chicken barbecue 4:30-7 p.m. April 9 at Eastwood Middle School cafeteria, 4800 Sugar Ridge. Tickets at the door or by calling 419-287-4935. Benefit for the Webster Elementary School PTO projects.

t Vegas Night sponsored 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 door.

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: 419-287-4012.

SePerrysburg

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

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.

Rossford

t TIRES benefit fair noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Electrical Workers Union Hall, 727 Lime City. Exhibitors, new car exhibit, classic car rally, health screenings, kids games, face painting.

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

t All Saints Catholic School registration preschool through grade 8, 630 Lime City. Information: 419-661-2070 or www.all-saintscatholic.org

t Bingo: Thursdays 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church McAlear Center, 628 Lime City. Doors open 5 p.m.; early bird at 6 p.m. Information: 419-666-1393.

t● Lapsit storytimes for babies 12-24 months old with caregiver, 10 a.m. today, Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. Poetry and song lyrics contest for grades 6-12, through April 18, prizes awarded. Call for rules.

t Rossford schools kindergarten meeting 6-7 p.m. April 11 at Rossford High School cafeteria, 701 Dixie Hwy., for parents of children who will be 5 by Sept. 30, 2005, entering school in the fall. Information about transitional kindergarten and full-day kindergarten. Parents asked not to bring children. Screening 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18-20 at Bulldog Hall, 719 Dixie Hwy. Appointments required: 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.

Walbridge

t Spring photo contest with a transportation and industry theme: entries due April 26, sponsored by Grounded Coffeehouse, 112 North Main. Prizes awarded. Details: 419-666-3318; www.groundedcoffeehouse.com

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.

Woodville

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

t Woodmore Solomon Lutheran School, 305 West Main enrolling for preschool-grade 6. Call 419-849-3600.

Wood County

t Antique tractor display sponsored by the Power of Yesteryear, today-Sunday at Woodland Mall, 1234 North Main, Bowling Green. Kiddie tractor pull for ages 4-9 at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Expo Center, registration at 1 p.m. Most Beautiful Baby regional contest, for boys and girls ages 0 months-age 6, Saturday at the mall at 10:45 p.m. Register at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee, $45, with trophies for all contestants. Information: 1-877-330-BABY.

t March for Parks 2 p.m. April 10 at Wintergarden Preserve, Bowling Green City Parks. Registration: 1-800-321-1897 or www.wcparks.org, two days in advance.

t Vintage baseball players needed by the Wood County Historical Center, to play games by the rules of the 1860s. Current team members range from ages 20-60, men and women of various athletic abilities. Information meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grounds for Thought coffee shop in Bowling Green. First game, 1 p.m. April 24 at Wintergarden Park in Bowling Green. Enroll: 419-352-0967.

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 information/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.

Toledo

t Rummage and bake sale at the Greek Community Center, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Saturday at 740 North Superior. Furniture, clothing, toys, household items, crafts, collectibles.

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

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

t St. Hyacinth spring fling 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 719 Evesham. Chicken dinner, $8. Grocery and cake booths, bingo at noon, raffles.

t Style show and luncheon 2-5 p.m. April 9 at Argonne Hall, 43 East Central, held by New Beginnings Non-Denominational Church. Donation, $12.

t Games and ice cream for grades K-6, 2:30 p.m. April 9 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan. Puppets by Joyce Davis, for the family, 2:30 p.m. April 16. Free.

t Create your resume using Microsoft Word 2000, 11 a.m. April 14 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan. Must be familiar with basic word processing. Register now.

t Flea market/rummage sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 15 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16 at 3114 Lagrange. Pancake breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 16, $5. Child under age 10/$2.

t●Spring dinner dance 6-10 p.m. April 16, Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st St. Open to all ages. Pizza dinner starts 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance tickets $8; dance only, $5. Reservations: 419-936-3079.

t Genetically engineered food, The Future of Food, a documentary film, 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 324 North Michigan, McMaster Center.

t Karoake 8 p.m.-midnight the first and third Friday 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.

t Spring into Art exhibit at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. through April 30. Art quilts by Joan Rigal, raku ceramics by Olga Nagorny, and glass art by Mike Wallace. Teen art exhibit, "Connect to Creativity," through April 21on second floor. Grades 6-12 can display their artwork: 419-259-5315.

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

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. Entry forms at the libraries; cash prizes. Parent/guardian signature required for students 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 www.toledolibrary.org. 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.

Areawide

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, Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Metropark rangers provide bait and instruction; limited number of fishing poles and equipment available for loan. Lake is closed to anyone over age 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. Tuesday at the Packer-Hammersmith Center, 4600 Starr. Presentations at 5 and 7 p.m. on improvements for the park; public input welcome.

t Wednesday at Wildwood: The Lathrop House and the Underground Railroad, presented by Don Rettig, director of historical and cultural programs in Wildwood Manor House, April 6 at 10:15 a.m. Coffee and rolls served at 9:30 a.m.

t Hero Awards Banquet on April 14 at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $20. Open to all. Information: 419-662-7777.

Benefits

t Eyeglass Collection Drive including weak and strong prescription glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses, will be accepted through Monday at collection points around Owens Community College's Perrysburg Township and Findlay-area campuses. Eyeglasses will be donated to Bowling Green Lions Club to benefit those in desperate need of improved vision, during a ceremony 4 p.m. Monday in College Hall, Perrysburg Township campus. Collection points: 567-661-7292 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7292.

t Charity Benefit for Serenity Farm, Inc., 9 p.m. tomorrow at 21870 Lemoyne, Luckey. Features author and trainer Dan Sumerel, demonstrating his unique approach to controlling horses. 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, tomorrow 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 Saturday. Call participating MotoPhoto locations for an appointment.

t April Fool's spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m. tomorrow, American Legion Post 1 at 204 Illinois Ave., Maumee. Benefits hospitalized veterans.

t Pancake breakfast 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Northern Light Lodge, 119 West Wayne, Maumee. Benefits Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio. Adults/$5, child /$3. 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. to 2 p.m. in the Great Lakes Conference Center, 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 to 11:30 p.m. at the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and dance performances. Silent and live auction. Tickets, $125. Information: 419-824-3751.

t Keys to the Future, Central Catholic High School Gospel Choir's black tie scholarship and fund-raising dinner, April 16 in the school's Sullivan Center, starting 5 p.m. $25 per person; formal attire required. Speaker is David Saunders, vice president of service operations for Sara Lee Coffee and Tea and member of the Class of 1969. Tickets: 419-255-2280 ext. 50 by April 1.

t Auction to benefit Missions Project at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas, April 16 starting at 6 p.m. Dinner, $8. Proceeds to the Deborah House Center in Romania. Tickets: 419-473-1294.

t March of Dimes WalkAmerica in downtown Toledo on April 24 to raise research funds to fight premature birth. Walk a 3-mile or a 7-mile course, which both finish at Fifth Third Field where refreshments will be available. Registration: www.walkamerica.org or 1-800-525-WALK.

t Maplewood Elementary PTA is looking for donations of items for a raffle at the school's annual carnival at 6769 Maplewood Dr., Sylvania, on May 6. A donation of any item, gift certificate, service(s) or coupon(s) for free food or merchandise would be appreciated. Information: 419-824-8613.

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, $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. tomorrow. 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.

t Childrens' Art Summer Camp July 11-15 or July 18-22 at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. By Toledo Artists' Club. Information: 419-841-8153.

Clubs

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 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 Saturday at Panera Bread, 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. Local artist Nora Sallows of Wauseon is the featured artist of the month at Dee's Art & Angles, 327 Main, Delta. Information: 419-822-9725.

t Fulton County Democratic Women's Club will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the White Lattice Cafe, 1290 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Guest speaker will be Steve Chaffin, Ohio Democratic Party. Information: 419-822-5089.

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 today at Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr. "101 Dumb Things We Write" by author Clinton J. Friedly. $14.75. 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 Democratic Club will meet 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit. Guest speakers:Tim Wagner, Maumee Mayor, and Mike Beazley, County Administrator.

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 Mudjaw Bowmen Archery Club, reverse raffle on April 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at 6240 Benore Rd. $40 includes a catered meal and a raffle ticket. Information: 419-243-1191.

t National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., 5 p.m. Tuesday at The Maumee Valley Girl Scouts Council Building, 2244 Collingwood Blvd. New members will be inducted. Information: 419-244-5390.

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. April 8: "Australian Wildlife" by Carolyn Manchester. Information: 419-474-2911 or www.naturalistcameraclub.com.

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. Sunday 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 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 Public Employees Retiree Inc. Chapter 4 meets 1 p.m. Wednesday at Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake. Speaker is Amy Carles of Ohio Consumers' Counsel.

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 Saturday Art Club at Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 North Reynolds, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Open to ages 5 through adults; drop-in and pay-as-you-go program offers instruction in painting, drawing and clay. $7/members, $8/visitors. Information: 419-531-2046.

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, Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, 5403 Elmer. Visitors welcome. Call 419-478-7594.

t Toledo East Women's Connection Spring Patches luncheon, April 14 in the Oregon room at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon. Buffet opens 12:15 p.m., program at 12:30 p.m. $8.50 per person. Reservations due by April 7: 419-666-3728.

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, guardians of multiple births. Information: 419-472-5032.

t Toledo Naturalists' Association will meet April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson's Activity Center, 1833 South Holland-Sylvania. Program is "Goa: An introduction to Birding on the Indian Subcontinent" by Eric Durbin. Public invited. Information: www.toledonaturalist.org.

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, history room. April and May meetings held every fourth Saturday.

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. Monday at the post hall, 2161 Consaul St., East Toledo. Nominations, elections.

t Voiture 141, 2232 Airport Hwy., will have a Pancake or Waffle Breakfast April 3 and 17 from 9 a.m.-Noon., cost is $4 with a small extra charge for sausage or eggs. Open to all.

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 Writers Forum of Northwest Ohio, 10 a.m.-noon April 16 at Sanger branch library, room B, 3030 West Central. Open to the public. Information: www.nwowf.com

Crafts

t Craft show and flea market 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 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., Saturday and Sunday. 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. Tables: 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 area. Information: 419-389-0012.

Education

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

t Paul Lawrence Dunbar Academy accepting applications until tomorrow 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. Wednesday. Information: 419-332-4630.

t National ACT Testing offered in the Fire Science and Law Enforcement Center Rooms 145-147 at Owens Community College, April 9 from 7:30 a.m.-noon. Prior registration required through the ACT organization. Information: 567-661-7547 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7547.

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 Community Writer's Workshop, for those who enjoy writing short prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Mondays in April 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 in April at Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156-D, Perrysburg Township.Call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7385.

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 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 Dietary Management Certificate program offered by Washington Local Schools Adult Continuing Education, 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. For children ages 3-5 with an adult. Drawing class Tuesdays for ages 7-13, from 4-5:30 p.m. $3 fee. Registration: 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 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 Saturday and Sunday, 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, and Whiteford Elementary, 4708 Whiteford. $5/adults; $4/seniors; $3/children 12 and under. Exhibitors include blacksmithing, metal work, bead work, 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 Post 193, 4-8 p.m. Fridays through April 14 at 11045 Harold, Luna Pier, Mich. $7. Seniors, $6.50.

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

t Knights of Columbus Council 8829, April 8 from 4:30-7:15 p.m. in the Parish Life Center, 1205 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Adults/$6.50, children/$3.50; ages 6 and under and over 90 are free.

t Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. $6.50; prime rib available. Broasted chicken dinners 5-8 p.m. Saturdays, $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, Fridays, 5-7:30 p.m. $7.50.

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

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

Health

t Alzheimer's Association free talk by Paul Nussbaum, associate professor of neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and author of Brain Health and Wellness, Monday 6:30-8 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association, 2500 North Reynolds. Register: 1-800-441-3322 or 419-537-1999.

t Alzheimer's Association program for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease April 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 9, 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association, 2500 North Reynolds. Pre-registration required for this free program: 1-800-441-3322 or 419-537-1999.

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/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 Breast cancer screenings free at St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova, Maumee, April 14 in Occupational Health Services from 5-8 p.m.; and April 19 in Emergency Express from 7-10 a.m. To see if you qualify or for an appointment: 419-897-8484.

t CPR Class at Mercy Memorial Hospital System Education department, 740 North Macomb, Monroe, Mich. today from 5-9 p.m. Space limited; registration required: 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. Call 419-690-7504.

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

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 Twp. 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 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 Summer Therapy Group, for children who receive speech and occupational therapy through their local school district, offered by Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio, 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays at Sunshine Children's Home, 7223 Maumee Western, Maumee, June 15-Aug. 3. Limited to five individuals; cost is $250 for the eight week session. Participants have access to all of Sunshine's facilities. Register by May 25, call Carolyn Rhodes at 419-865-0251, ext. 3853.

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, 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 Much Ado About Nothing by Owens Community College in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, April 8-24. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12 for the public and $10 for students. Information: 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2787.

t Grease, the rock 'n' roll musical of 1950s pop culture, by Ottawa Hills High School April 8-9 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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