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Published: 4/6/2005

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t Take Back the Night 6 p.m. tomorrow at the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Violence against women victims tell their stories. Starts with Clothesline Project and Silent Witness Project. Cummunity Rally at 7 p.m. features performers, followed by a 1-mile Women's March through Toledo and a Women's Survivor Speak-Out. Free professional childcare available. Rain or shine. Information: 419-530-3431.

t Quilt Exhibit open at the Wolcott House Museum, 1031 River Rd., Maumee, during museum hours. "Stitches Through Time: An Exhibit of Quilting and Quilt Making." Tour times are 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

t Hero Awards Banquet 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.

t Dahlia Root Sales April 17 and May 22 at the Toledo Botanical Garden Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Sponsored by the Toledo Dahlia Society. Open to the public 2-4 p.m.

Benefits

t Relay for Life at Owens Community College, sponsored by the American Cancer Society for cancer awareness. Begins 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Student Health and Activities Center, Perrysburg Township campus. Survivors take a ceremonial first lap. Teams 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, Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Lakes Conference Center of Bay Park Community Hospital in Oregon. Benefits auxiliary-sponsored activities. Local author Dawn Hall demonstrates "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, Saturday 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 Spaghetti Dinner benefit for Jason Lombardo is April 16 noon-6 p.m. at The Bottom Line, 2053 Starr Ave. $20, kids free. Tickets available at the door. Information: 419-259-6217.

t Keys to the Future, Central Catholic High School Gospel Choir's black tie scholarship and fund-raising dinner, 5 p.m. April 16 in the school's Sullivan Center. $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 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 Tamarack Leadership Dinner by The Black Swamp Area Council Boy Scouts of America, April 18 at Founder's Hall in Archbold. Dinner, speakers, awards. Open to anyone; $150 per person. All proceeds go to help youth in council. Information: 419-592-0861.

t Colors For Cures dinner, style show and auction to benefit the American Cancer Society, April 21 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Features cancer survivors modeling fashions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: 419-891-9200.

t Golf Outing for Muscular Dystrophy sponsored by Bowling Green State University Kappa Alpha Order, April 23 at Forrest Creason Golf Course, Poe Road, Bowling Green. Proceeds go to sending children to camp, purchase of wheelchairs and braces, clinic visits, support groups and more. Information: 419-866-9289.

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 iooking for donations for a raffle at the school carnival May 6 at 6769 Maplewood, Sylvania. Donations of items, gift certificates, services or coupons for free food or merchandise 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 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.

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.

t Northwest Ohio Conservation Camp, held at 4-H Camp Palmer near Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, June 8-11. Open to youth ages 9 through 14 and living in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. $88 for the session. Registration: the Soil and Water Conservation District at 419-893-1966.

t Summer Day Camp offered by Rossford Recreation Department June 3-Aug. 12. Daily activities calendar provided: 419-666-2905.

Clubs

t Compass Club luncheon, speaker and discussion 11 a.m. Wednesdays at El Matador, 7011 Airport, and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John's Restaurant, 3131 Secor. Open to all. Information: 419-865-8848.

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

t Fine Arts Association meets the first Tuesday each month 7-9 p.m. at Delta Memorial Hall, 401 Main, Delta. Carol VandenBoss of Adrian, Mich., is the featured artist of the month at Dee's Art & Angles, 327 Main, Delta. Information: 419-822-9725.

t Garden Club Forum style show and luncheon, today 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 Capital Decorative Artists will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. at Faith UCC at the corner of Byrne and Arlington. Project is making notecards with dried flowers. Information: 419-385-0012.

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 Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable will meet April 14 at the Navarre Park Shelter House, near corner of Navarre and White, starting at 7:30 p.m. with a program on the "Aftermath of Gettysburg" beginning at 8:10 p.m. Free and open to the public.

t Int'l Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork Conference, April 22-24 at the Clarion Westgate. Learn about equine/canine massage, homeopathy, hair testing, canine iridology and reflexology. Register: 419-475-3539.

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 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 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 Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo, 7:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10000 Central, Berkey. Tomorrow's program: "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/Northwood Rotary meets Thursdays at Cousino's, 1842 Woodville. Breakfast at 7:45 a.m., meeting at 8 a.m.

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

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

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

t St. Vincent De Paul 55 Club meets April 19. "Hats On Parade" and blood pressure taken 9:30-11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Bingo after the meeting.

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 today: 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 Saturday 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 North After 5 Women's Connection will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. April 14 at the Tamaron Country Club, 2162 West Alexis Rd. New shoe fashions. $14, reservations needed: 419-476-1145 or 419-474-9084.

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, 9 a.m. April 23 at the Family History Center in Perrysburg. Information: 419-478-1476.

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. Information: 419-849-3108.

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

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

t Voiture 141, 2232 Airport Hwy., pancake or waffle breakfast April 17 from 9 a.m.-noon. $4 with 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. tomorrow at Sylvania Country Club, Corey Road. Information: 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 Spring craft show, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 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 Adult computer and reading classes, held by Toledo Public Schools adult and continuing education for free. Information: 419-671-8700.

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

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 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 Make-up High School Placement Test given Saturday at Central Catholic High School at 8 a.m. Bring two No. 2 pencils and $20. Information: 419-255-2280.

t National ACT Testing offered in the Fire Science and Law Enforcement Center Rooms 145-147 at Owens Community College, Saturday 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 Nature Art: Weather Moods, children 8-12 drop off program at Side Cut Metropark, Lamb Center, 1025 River Rd., Maumee, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, call 419-407-9700 to register.

t Northwest State Community College registration for summer session is open and registration for fall will begin Monday. Information: visit www.northweststate.edu.

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 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.

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 Spring Open House, for Central Catholic High School, May 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the school. Teachers answer questions and coaches on hand to greet potential athletes and discuss athletic opportunities. Information: 419-255-2280.

Employment Services

t Lincoln Motorsports Welding hosted by Owens Community College, tonight 6-9 p.m. in the college's Transportation Technologies Center on the Perrysburg Township campus. Learn about careers within the welding and automotive industry and check out an array of competition race cars. Information: 567-7729 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7729.

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. Information: 419-885-1551.

t One stop employment and training in Lucas and Wood counties. Toledo: 419-245-2950 or 419-865-7248; Wood Co.: 419-352-4172.

t YW Child Care Connections nonprofit resource/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.

Fish Fries

t American Legion Post 646 at 1074 Clarion, Holland, every Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Steaks, hamburgers available.

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 program for people 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 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. 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's 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; $10 for students. Information: 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2787.

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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