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Published: Wednesday, 4/20/2005

What's on: Areawide

t Outstanding Service award celebration to honor police, fire and emergency medical professionals tomorrow at Owens Community College in audio/visual classroom center rooms 125-128 starting at 8 a.m. Public invited; reservations needed: 567-661-7410.

t Full Moon Walk at Swan Creek Preserve, Airport Highway entrance, 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Naturalist-led walk to discover nature at night. Dress for the weather, mosquito repellent recommended.

t Author Jessica Weiner will speak at Notre Dame Academy at 7 p.m. Monday. Her first book, A Very Hungry Girl, chronicles her own self-discovery and recovery from an eating disorder. Parents are encouraged to bring their daughters.

t Quilt Fair at Sauder Village April 26 through May 1 during daily village hours in the lobby of Founders Hall, 22611 St. Rt. 2, Archbold. An "exhibit only" pass is available for the Quilt Fair for $7.50. Information: 1-800-590-9755 or go to www.saudervillage.org.

t Dahlia root sales 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.

t Plant Health Care Workshop noon-3:45 p.m. April 30 at Ottawa Park off Kenwood Boulevard. Free events for all ages. Sponsored by the OSU Extension of Lucas County and other environmental agencies. Registration: 419-578-6783.

t DeVilbiss High School Alumni Committee accepting nominations for: outstanding athlete while attending school; outstanding achievement in career or community service. Nominees can be graduates from the 1930s through the 1980s. Forms available at the Sanger branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 3030 West Central Ave. Deadline is May 31.

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

Benefits

t Colors For Cures dinner, style show and auction to benefit the American Cancer Society, today 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 Dart Frog Dash, 5K Run/Walk or 1K Kids' Run, sponsored by Mercy Children's Hospital, Saturday at the Toledo Zoo beginning at 8:15 a.m. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Nairobi Events Pavilion. Registration forms available in the visitor services lobby. Information: 419-385-5721, ext. 2091 or www.toledozoo.org.

t Garage Sale by Bedford High School band students, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Lambertville United Methodist Church, 8165 Doulas Rd., Lambertville, to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Donations for the garage sale can be dropped off at the church tomorrow after 6 p.m. or call 734-847-1704.

t Art Auction 7 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 875 Haskins Rd., Bowling Green. Benefits Interfaith Hospitality Network of Metro Toledo and is sponsored by XP Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Tickets are $5, information: 419-242-5166.

t Golf Outing for muscular dystrophy sponsored by Bowling Green State University Kappa Alpha Order, Saturday at Forrest Creason Golf Course on Poe Road in 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 Sunday to raise research funds to fight premature birth. Walk a 3-mile or 7-mile course, finish at Fifth Third Field where refreshments will be available. Registration: www.walkamerica.org or 1-800-525-WALK.

t Polish dinner to raise funds to build a ministry conference center for pastors in Gryvow, Poland, Grace Church, 3700 Dorr St., 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Dinner includes Kielbasa, sweet and sour cabbage, baked chicken. Orders and reservations needed by April 18: 419-535-0060.

t Night for Women of Vision gala, Notre Dame Academy's annual event will celebrate their centennial with Ragtime to Rock:100 years of music! April 30 at the school. The event will feature the Toledo Symphony accompanied by the school orchestra and chorus. The Afterglow party will follow the concert. Tickets: 419-475-9628.

t Chopper Dropper sponsored by Clay High School Alumni and Friends Association for scholarships, 6 p.m.-midnight April 30 at Chippewa Golf Course, 23550 State Rt. 579 West. Balls dropped from helicopter win cash prizes for being closest to the pin. Tickets include hall of fame ceremony, dancing, grazing, beverages, scholarship auction. Information: 419-693-0661.

t Maplewood Elementary PTA looking 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 Reverse Raffle Dinner, to raise money to help Andy Toth, retired Toledo Public School Teacher/Coach, for physical therapy and other medical ssistance after a paralyzing fall, May 7 at PRCUA Hall, 5255 North Detroit Ave., starting at 4:30 p.m. for cocktails and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. Call 419-304-1002.

t America's Walk for Diabetes will be held May 7 at Fayette High School with check-in at 9 a.m. and start time of 10 a.m. Register by contacting the American Diabetes Association at 1-888-342-2383 or www.diabetes.org/walk. Funds raised will be used to support the critical efforts of the ADA to help find a cure for diabetes.

t Woman to woman yearly luncheon is May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd. Hear inspirational stories from other women and learn about the critical issues of our time. Cost to attend is $100, which will benefit programs of the YWCA. Tickets: 419-350-6211.

t An Evening with Jim Tressel, Ohio State University's football coach, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel, at 2 Seagate. Tickets for the dinner are $100 per person, call 1-800-595-4TIX or go to www.tix.com. Corporate sponsorship and Table sponsors should call 419-514-5433. All proceeds from the evening support Young Life Toledo Southside programming and outreach.

t Tri-Adventure Race to benefit Hostelling International, 8 a.m. May 14 at Independence Dam State Park, 27722 St. Rt. 424, Defiance. Teams or solo, beginning with canoeing or kayaking, then backpacking and biking. Canoes available for rent; volunteers needed. Information: 419-826-5182 or go to www.freewheel.com/hiayh.

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 at 4-H Camp Palmer near Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, June 8-11. Open to youth ages 9 -14 who live in NW 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 Bedford Artists' Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman, Temperance. Aaron Bevins will demonstrate using acrylics. Information: 734-847-7798.

t Black Swamp Radio Controlled Racing Club meets for racing every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through September, except for holidays, in the parking lot of Rider's Hobby Shop, 5333 Monroe St. Free to watch, fee charged to race.

t Compass Club luncheon, speaker and discussion 11 a.m. Wednesdays at El Matador, 7011 Airport Hwy., and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Uncle John's Restaurant, 3131 Secor Rd. 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 Four County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services meets Tuesday at the Four County ADAMhs Board office at T-761 SR 66 in Archbold at 7 p.m. Richard Sherman, LPCC, with the Fulton Stress Unit, will speak about marriage and family therapy. Information: 419-636-4703.

t Gathering of Quilters Guild meets May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd., featuring a trunk show and lecture by Sue Spargo. Cost of the lecture for non-members is $10. Information: 419-385-3808 or email schwhite@buckeye-express.com.

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 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, 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 Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Past Presidents Club, will meet at 8 p.m. April 27 at VFW Post 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd., for installation of new officers.

t Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4906 will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. May 2 at the post hall, 2161 Consaul St.

t Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio, will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Medicine, 4428 Secor Rd. Program will be "When your patient needs Hospice care". Meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 419-691-2225.

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 are meeting at noon on Wednesday at Tamaron Country Club, 2162 West Alexis Rd., for a family style lunch. 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 St., 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 Rd. 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 Rd., Maumee. Information: 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., Temperance, 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 3-4.

t Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo, 7:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10000 Central, Berkey. Information: 419-474-2911 or www.naturalistcameraclub.com.

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 P.E.R.I. Chapter 93 will meet April 28 at 1 p.m. in the Oregon Fire Hall, 1102 South Wheeling St. Information: 419-691-3040.

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. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary meets Monday at 10 a.m. for a program by WTOL-TV, Channel 11's chief meteorologist Robert Shiels. Registration at 9:30 a.m.; lunch $4; guests welcome. Rummage sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27 and 28 at Luke's Barn, Lucas County Recreation Center.

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 Ave. Information: 419-537-9220.

t Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo meets first and third Thursdays at Wernert's Corner Civic Association Hall, 5068 Douglas Rd. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; April 21 meeting is the Spring Bourse, where members become dealers for the night and public is invited. Information: 419-691-1657.

t Teen Arts Council Fridays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Common Space, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. 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 Harbor Lighthouse Society meets monthly the last Thursday of each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge at 7 p.m. Public is invited.

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 have field trips April 21, 24, 26 and 28. For details on places and times go to 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, 9 a.m. Saturday 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 2510, 617 Second St., is celebrating its 73rd Anniversary on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Serving a pork tenderloin dinner for $7. Information: 419-726-0064.

t VFW Post 5530 Dollar Dance, 3:30 p.m. May 22, 415 East Central Ave. Music from 4-7 p.m., raffles and food available.

t Waterville Mothers of Preschoolers meet 9:15-11:30 a.m. 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 meets May 13 at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd. Coffee and juice at 9:15 a.m. followed by brunch, speaker, vocalists, jewelry program. $12. Reservations, cancellations, and complimentary nursery: 419-882-4438 by May 9. Next brunch, June 10.

Concerts

t The Sounds of Spring concert by The Toledo Symphony will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Joan Of Arc Church, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd. $10.

t Student Chorus Concert at Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre, 7-9 p.m. Monday. Information: 567-661-2787.

t Owens Jazz Express at Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts Room 111, April 28 from 5 to 6 p.m. Information: 567-661-2787.

t Student Vocal Recital, Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre, 7-8:30 p.m. April 28. Information: 567-661-2787.

t Susie Arioli Swing Band at Owens Community College Mainstage Theatre, 8 p.m. April 29. Information: 567-661-2787.

Crafts

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 Crafters, Flea Market, and Antiques & Collectibles needed for Weston Ohio Sesquicentennial on June 24, 25, and 26. For information call 419-669-2488 or ebrents@bgnet.bgsu.edu.

t Artists and Crafters needed for 101 Year Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Festival July 8-10 at Maumee State Park. Nautical items are encouraged. Call 419-691-3273 or visit www.toledoharborlighthouse.org.

Education

t Adult computer and reading classes 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 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 East Toledo Family Center, in conjunction with Head Start, is accepting applications for their preschool program for fall. Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 8-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-4 p.m., weekly fee is $30. There is an Open House on April 27 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Heffner Early Childhood Center, 255 Heffner St. Information: 419-691-4609, ext. 12.

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 a.m.-Noon 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 mornings and evenings 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 Free adult computer and reading classes by Toledo Public Schools adult and continuing education. Call 419-671-8700 to see if you qualify.

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 Nature Art: Earth Day Papermaking, Secor Metropark, 10001 West Central Ave., Berkey, National Center for Nature Photography, 10 a.m.-Noon tomorrow, for all ages, to register call 419-407-9700.

t Northwest State Community College will host area high school juniors at the annual spring College Fair April 29 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Over 40 college, schools and universities will be represented as high school juniors have the opportunity to ask their questions about continuing their education after high school. Contact: Gretchen Boose 419-267-1316.

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

t Police Academy Program applications are being accepted at Owens Community College, Perrysburg Township campus. Classes begin Aug. 22. Information: 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7357.

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 Lewis and Clark: In Their Own Words, 7:30-9 p.m. May 3, Franciscan Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent, Sylvania. Tim Kreps and Alan Thompson, living history presenters, tell stories of the expedition. Information: 419-824-3691.

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.

t Woodmore Local Board of Education will be accepting applications for open enrollment in the superintendent's office, 708 West Main St., Woodville, from May 1-31. Notification of status of application will be made by June 15. Information: 419-849-2381.

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. Also, budget and debt counseling. 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 Cultural Homestay International is looking for host families for international high school students for the 2005-2006 school year. Students speak English, attend neighborhood high schools, have their own spending money and insurance. For information call Maria at 1-800-210-6080.

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 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 Alva Sidle Post 232 5-7 p.m. tomorrow at 12580 River Rd., Grand Rapids. $7.

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 Monday, 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 Understanding Dementia: Getting Started, free family workshop to be held at Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton St., Wauseon on April 25 and May 2 and 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. To register for this free programs contact the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter: 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 exercises, prenatal aquatics, fitness classes and Tai Chi at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Call 419-696-7203 for aquatics; 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 Better Health for Living Fair at Genesis Dreamplex Hotel, 2429 South Reynolds Rd., 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Saturday. Cholesterol screening for $5, diabetes information and blood sugar test, hypertension and diet, body recall exercises, lupus and arthritis, community resources. Information: 419-381-8765.

t Birthnetwork-Toledo is hosting a free workshop "Writing Your Birth Plan", 7-9 p.m. today at the Oregon branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Free and open to anyone interested in childbirth. Nursing babies welcome. Information:1-888-45birth or visit www.birthnetwork.org.

t Diabetes education group meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday each month, Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Information: 419-841-5992 ext. 6744.

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 Drive. Information: 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. Information: 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 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 Lecture Series offered at Bay Park Community Hospital to discuss sleep disorders on Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Heart Disease: It's Never Too Late to Change Your Risk 11 a.m.-noon April 28 in the Great Lakes Conference Center. Refreshments served; free and open to the public. Information: 419-690-7505.

t National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4 at the Sanger branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 3030 West Central Ave.; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 2423 North Reynolds Rd. Sponsored by The Northwest Ohio Mental Health Awareness Network. Mental health professionals conduct screenings.Information: 419-243-1119, ext. 17.

t Nutrition Series offered by Bowling Green Parks and Recreation and Bowling Green State University Dietetics Department, Thursdays through May 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Veterans North Building in City Park, 532 Legion Dr.. Sessions are free. Register: 419-354-6223.

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. Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio, 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays at Sunshine Children's Home, 7223 Maumee-Western Rd., Maumee. June 15-Aug. 3. $250 for the eight weeks. Register by May 25: 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 Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts presents Much Ado About Nothing. Shows are today, tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12; $10 for students. Information: 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2787.

t Perrysburg High School presents Oklahoma! in the school auditorium today, tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Reserved seat tickets can be purchased at the high school box office one hour before each 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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