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Published: Wednesday, 4/27/2005

What's on: Areawide

Bowling Green

t Ladies golf league Monday morning play at 9 a.m., May 2-Aug. 29 at Riverby Hills Golf Club, 16571 West River. Information: 419-878-5941.

t Bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, VFW Post 1148 at 719 South Main; doors open 5:30 p.m.

t Meditation, poetry and prose readings, 7 p.m. Fridays at 313 Thurstin. Readings at 8 p.m. Information: 419-378-2500.

t Immunization clinic weekdays at Wood County Health Department, 1840 East Gypsy Lane. Call 419-352-8402.

Grand Rapids

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

Holland

t Holland-Springfield-Spencer Historical Society meets 7 p.m. today in the meeting room of Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy. Norma Flores to speak on the Northwest Ohio Indian tribes.

t Updates on Medicare and Social Security: 1:30-3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek Chapel, 2001 Perrysburg-Holland Rd. Free admission, refreshments. Reservations: Marci at 419-861-5619.

Maumee

t Rummage sales: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today at Lucas County Recreation Center, Luke's Barn, 2901 Key St., sponsored by St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary. Also, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth.

t Pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd. adults/$5, ages 5-10/$2, ages 4 and under/free.

t Maumee Memorial Day Parade on May 30, beginning 9:30 a.m. at the Maumee U.M. Church, 405 Sackett St., and proceeding to Union Elementary School. Individuals and organizations needed to participate in the parade. Call Ken at 419-893-2892 or Joyce at 419-891-0449.

Monclova Twp.

t Anthony Wayne Schools community meeting about facility expansion plans, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Monclova School community room, 8035 Monclova Rd. Open to all Anthony Wayne community members.

t Rummage sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5-6 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7 at Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd. Donations of small appliances, furniture, kitchenware, books, toys, tools, may be dropped off 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays or from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Information: 419-861-1336.

Perrysburg

t The Thin Man, a 1934 classic film, 10 a.m. today at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Free admission and refreshments.

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

t Children's dance, arts, acting classes by Perrysburg Area Arts Council. Register: 419-873-ARTS.

t 577 Foundation classes for April: family pottery, rug hooking, kids in the kitchen. To register: 419-874-4174.

Rossford

t All Saints Catholic School registration, preschool-grade 8, 630 Lime City Rd. Preschool parent meeting at in the Steinbauer room Wednesday at 7 p.m. Information: 419-661-2070 or www.all-saintscatholic.org

t Square and contra dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. May 14, with music by Ten Mile Creek, Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy. All ages/$6; beginners welcome, no partner needed. Information: 419-536-3747.

t Taking Time for Tea, a high tea by the Rossford Arts Commission, 2-4 p.m. May 15 at Rossford Community Center, 400 Dixie Hwy. Speaker from the Kerr House in Grand Rapids. Reservations required: 419-661-1801.

t Senior citizens breakfast held by Rossford High School, 8:30 a.m. May 17 in the high school cafeteria. Music and entertainment. RSVP by May 6 to Anita, 419-666-5262.

t Paws with a Heart: reading/listening dogs will be at the Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., 7 p.m. and 7:25 p.m. Tuesdays through May 24. Children read to a dog of their choice; advance registration required: 419-666-0924.

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

Spencer Twp.

t Oak savanna planting project: May 7 beginning 10 a.m. at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. Plant prairie wildflower seedlings/grasses, including wild lupine, which attracts the endangered Karner blue butterfly. Wear old work clothes, boots, long pants, gloves. Take a sack lunch. Register: 1-877-TNC-OHIO, ext. 42.

t Bird watchers invited: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7-8 at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd. Naturalist-led hikes at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 7 and 2 p.m. May 8. Demonstration gardens and hiking trails open. Free and open to the public. Information: 419-867-1521.

Swanton

t Once Upon a Story for ages 3-5: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 10:30 a.m. on Fridays in the Swanton Public Library children's program room, 305 Chestnut St.

t Cinco de Mayo 4 p.m. tomorrow, Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut. Grades K-2 learn about this Mexican holiday, make necklaces, and take home a pinata. Registration required: 419-826-2760.

t Retirement reception for children's librarian Janet Porazinski, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Swanton Public Library's children's room, 305 Chestnut St. She is retiring after 16 years. Open to the public; refreshments served. Information: 419-826-2760.

Tontogany

t Bingo 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion Post 441, 18086 Tontogany St.

Waterville

t Pancake and sausage supper: 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Waterville Primary School, 457 Sycamore Lane, sponsored by the Waterville Rotary Club and Cub Scout Pack 101. Adults/$5, children age 9 and under/$3.50.

t Community garage sales, May 6-7. Get map of participating residences from the Chamber of Commerce or the village office.

t Firehouse Favorites cookbooks on sale for $7, by the Waterville Fire Auxiliary. Call the village office at 419-878-8101.

Whitehouse

t Whitehouse Library Board tea party: 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Pythian Castle, 6761 Providence St. Cost, $7. Program on herb gardens. Reservations: 419-877-0287.

t Chicken barbecue 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 384, 6910 Providence St. One half-chicken dinner and dessert, $6. Chicken only, $3.50. Open to all.

t Make special gifts for Mom for Mothers Day, 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Whitehouse Community Library, 10651 Waterville St. Donation accepted for materials. Storytelling 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Preschool stories, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Volunteers needed: 419-877-2900.

t After Prom Party on May 14: Anthony Wayne High School, drug-free, alcohol-free event at Bowling Green State University Recreation Center. Parents association seeking donations for raffle prizes, cash donations, gift certificates. Information: 419-878-8820.

t Clothing Closet open 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Hope U.M. Church, 10610 Waterville St. Gently used, clean clothing for sale; profits to the missions.

t Government food distribution: 10-11 a.m. the third Monday each month at Zion United Methodist Church, 10926 Maumee St., for Anthony Wayne School District residents. Food pantry for school district residents, 10 a.m.-noon the first and third Tuesdays each month. Call 419-877-5820.

t Bookmobile from Toledo-Lucas County Public Library each Wednesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Chateau Estates Mobile Home Park, 10430 Airport Hwy.; 4:50-5:20 p.m. at Anthony Wayne Shopping Center, Weckerly and Finzel roads; 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Westwyck Subdivision, Wyndham and Westwyck Drive; and 7:30-8 p.m. at New Village Hall, 6925 Providence St. Books, movies, music available. Library cards processed the same day.

Wood County

t Golf training exercise program for golfers, held in May at Wood County Hospital rehabilitation services department, 950 West Wooster St., Bowling Green. Licensed athletic trainers provide eight, 45-minute individualized sessions, $120. To register; 419-354-8950.

t Free air conditioners for Wood County residents ages 62 or older who apply before May 31 and who meet certain income requirements. Information: 1-800-775-9767.

Toledo

t Photos of the African-American community of NW Ohio will be scanned Saturday at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd., for inclusion in Images in Time, a photo collection in the local history and genealogy department of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Photos from the 1870s to the present will be selected. Information: 419-259-5267.

t Breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Voiture 141, located at 2232 Airport Hwy. Pancakes, waffles, or French toast, with sausage, beverages cost $4. Breakfast with sausage and eggs, $5.

t Friends of South branch library, short movie and light refreshments at 7 p.m. Sunday, 423 Shasta Dr. Open to all.

t Fiesta with crafts and Mexican food, 4 p.m. May 5 at South branch library, 1736 Broadway, in honor of Cinco de Mayo and Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros. Free.

t Mexican dinner 5-8 p.m. May 6 at Mayores Senior Center, One Aurora Gonzalez Dr. Open to the public. Call 419-242-1144 for reservations.

t Rummage sales: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, 4030 Douglas Rd. Bag sales, $3. Also, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, noon-8 p.m. May 6 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7, 4718 Brittany Rd. Also, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5-6 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7 at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave.

t Garage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 at St. John's Jesuit High School, 5901 Airport Hwy. Accepting community donations; drop off 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday, and 3-7 p.m. May 5. Information: ginger49408@aol.com.

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

t Learn hip hop dance, cheer moves, and athletic skills: Saturday classes for ages 6-16 beginning May 14 and June 25 at Common Space Martin School, 10 South Holland-Sylvania Rd. $30 for six weeks. Register: 419-699-2040.

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 St. Cash prizes. Get entry forms from the libraries. Parent/guardian signature required.

t Thrift Shop, St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, 745 Walbridge Ave. Clothing, linen, kitchenware. Most items $1.

t Breakfast the first and third Saturdays through May, 8-11 a.m. at Unity United Methodist Church, 441 Oakdale Ave. Adults/$5.50, children/$2.50; senior citizens/$5.

t Know It Now on-line information assistance, available 24-hours at www.toledolibrary.org. Specialized homework assistance, 2-10 p.m. daily. Call 419-259-5266.

t Aerobic dance, firming and toning exercises for ages 40 and up, 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Toledo Yacht Club, Bayview Park. Call 419-381-1956.

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

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

Areawide

t Quilt Fair at Sauder Village through Sunday during daily village hours in the lobby of Founders Hall, 22611 State 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 George W. Pearson Pancake Breakfast, Pearson Metropark, Macomber Lodge, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, all you can eat, adults/$4 and children/$2.

t Plant Health Care Workshop noon-3:45 p.m. Saturday 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 Public Open House at Farnsworth Metropark, Indianola shelter, 8505 South River Rd., Waterville, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, presentations at 5 and 7 p.m. Public input is important for planning improvements for Farnsworth and Bend View.

t Psychic-Health Fair, 3-10 p.m. May 6 at the Commodore Perry Hotel, 255 West Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton. Psychic readings, animal communicator, energy sketches, chair massage, craft and food vendors. Information: 419-691-9928 or 419-483-7649.

t 50th Anniversary Hike: Oak Openings Hiking Trail, Oak Openings Preserve, Springbrook Area, 4139 Girdham Rd., Swanton, 9 a.m. May 7, wear hiking boots, bring a water bottle, dress for the weather, hike is 15.5 miles. The Boy Scouts will sell commemorative patches for all who complete the trail.

t Walk for Wellness at Side Cut Metropark, Riverview Area, 1025 River Rd, Maumee, 8-10 a.m. May 7. Hike along the old towpath; bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

t Helping Hands: Stream Bank Cleanup, Side Cut, Riverview Area, 1025 River Rd, Maumee, 10 a.m. May 7. Help clean up flood debris, litter, and discarded fishing line. Wear shoes for getting muddy and bring work gloves. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

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.

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.

Benefits

t Recycling fundraiser, by Elementary students at Whiteford Agricultural Schools, for families in need. Students will earn cash by collecting empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cell phones as part of FundingFactory Recycling Program. Companies interested in participating can drop off items at the school, 6655 Consear Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich, or postage-paid boxes can be made available for shipping. For information, contact Polly Lovell at 734-856-1443, ext. 312, email lovellp@whiteford.k12.mi.us, or visit www.FundingFactory.com.

t Celebrate Nursing! 5K Walk/Run presented by Northwest Ohio Nurses Association, 9 a.m. Saturday at Swan Creek Metropark, Airport Hwy. entrance, entry fee: $10, includes t-shirt and refreshments. For information, call 419-243-4285 or email hlboling@toast.net.

t Benefit Jam, featuring Bob Wurst and Ambush, 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Pace Union Hall, 2910 Consaul St., benefit for Holly Sayre, who has a rare, progressive debilitating disease, Systemic Mastocytosis. Cost: $5 per person.

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! Saturday 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 Saturday 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 Ave., 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, with physical therapy and other medical assistance 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: $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 Aloha to Spring Style Show, Luncheon and Auction, noon on May 7 at St. George Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd., proceeds to benefit Church School Building Fund. Tickets: $15, call 419-475-7054.

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: $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, 2 SeaGate. Tickets: $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 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 State 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: 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 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 Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at noon on May 7 at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., reservations required. Call: 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. 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 Friends of the Wood County Parks will meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the new Nature Center at W.W. Knight Nature Preserve. There will be a luncheon and programs for adults and children. Reservations: 419-353-1897 or 1-800-321-1897. Spring Plant Sale May 7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Plants must be ordered by May 2, call Judy Westmeyer at 419-874-7544 or Park Headquarters at 419-874-7544.

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: $10 for non-members. 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 Historical Society of Bedford, meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., video will be "The War of 1812 - Battles of the Raisin". Public is invited.

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

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 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 #4 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Pl., speaker is Chris McCullough of Anderson's Nursery on Spring Planting. Information: call Shirley at 419-382-8809 or Bill at 419-478-7392.

t P.E.R.I. Chapter 93 will meet today 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 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. 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 Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association is having a luncheon on May 7 at 11:30 a.m. at the Toledo Club, 245 14th St., cost is $11, call Sarah Ninneman at 419-385-5198.

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 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 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 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 meets 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 Owens Jazz Express at Owens Community College, Center for Fine and Performing Arts Room 111, today 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. today. Information: 567-661-2787.

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

t Choraliers will perform their Spring Show at 8 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday at Fassett Middle School, 3025 Starr Ave., tickets are $9/adults and $8/seniors and students.

Crafts

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

t Crafters needed for Craft and Flea Market in Samaria, Mich. on June 11. Tables are $10. Information: 734-856-3906 or 734-856-3490.

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 Boating Skills and Seamanship class will be offered at Owens Community College, Monday through Thursday evenings for five weeks, from 7-10 p.m. May 2-June 2. Class is good for beginners, ages 12 and over and adults. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate of completion of a NASBLA-approved course and a card from Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Call: 567-661-7357.

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.

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. May 2 and 9 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. 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. Wednesday 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 Main Library offers free program for Real World Situations, 1 p.m. May 7 in the Sky Bank Meeting Room, 32 Michigan St., to include information on looking for a job, advice on creating a resume, completing job applications, on-the-job etiquette, and interviewing tips. Information: 419-259-2252.

t Northwest State Community College will host area high school juniors at the annual spring College Fair tomorrow 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 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. Tuesday, 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, Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the school. Teachers answer questions and coaches are 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 World T'ai Chi Day at Swan Creek Preserve, 4659 Airport Hwy., 10 a.m.-Noon Saturday, celebration is an international event held sumultaneously in 50 countries. Even will promote the healthy, ancient form of exercise. For information go to www.geocities.com/ttaichip.

t Alzheimer's Association program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease Mondays through May 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association, 2500 North Reynolds. Preregistration 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, 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 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 St., 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 today in the Great Lakes Conference Center. Refreshments served; free and open to the public. Information: 419-690-7505.

t Master Crafts: Woodstove Cooking, Providence Metropark, Issac Ludwig Mill, 13827 US 24, Grand Rapids, learn proper care of iron cookware, fire control and food preparation. Cost: $12 (Metroparks members $8), Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday 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, Thursday 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 Whitmer High School to present Grease at 8 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and Saturday in Whitmer's Nightingale Center. Tickets: $7/adults, $6/students and children. Call: 419-473-8433.

t Central Catholic High School will present The Boy Friend, at the Valentine Theatre, 400 North Superior, 8 p.m. tomorrow, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.Tickets are available at Central Catholic, call 419-255-2280, or call the Valentine Theatre box office at 419-242-2787.

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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