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Published: Wednesday, 5/25/2005

What's on: Metro/West

Holland

t Adult book discussion of Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan, 7 p.m. June 14 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Copies of the book available at the library.

t Chicken barbecue for Father's Day, 2 p.m. June 19 at Holland American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave. Half chicken dinner $7/adult; $6/senior; $3.50/child under age 12.

Ottawa Hills

t Community education adult classes available to the public. Children's classes limited to Ottawa Hills residents. For a brochure: 419-537-9852.

Sylvania

t●I Spy the Wildflowers at Harroun Community Park, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at the park across from 5373 South Main St. Join a naturalist for a wildflower walk for the family.

t●Attic sale 4-8 p.m. June 2 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3 at the Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Ave. Book signing and discussion by Sharon Kalniz, author of Successful Family Relationships, 5:45 p.m. June 7.

t●Gardening workshop kick-off 2-3 p.m. June 10, for grades 3-12, held by the Sylvania branch library. Meet at the Southview High School tennis courts; take your own large flowerpot for a patio planter to take home. Registration begins June 6. Information: 419-882-2089.

t Sylvania Strider Distance Running Club begins season June 13. Junior/senior high school athletes interested in training for fall cross country, meet 8 a.m. for registration behind Stranahan Elementary, 3840 Holland-Sylvania Rd. $30 for eight weeks. Information: 419-829-4554.

t Babysitting clinic: 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 13-14 at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St. For ages 11 and older. $25, includes handbook.

t●Babytime stories/activities for ages 12-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m. Mondays, June 6-27 at Sylvania branch library, 6749 Monroe St.

t●Earn and learn summer program for Sylvania junior high students: June 14-July 14. Applications being taken by the Sylvania Conservations Corps, Sylvania Parks and Forestry, 419-885-8992.

t●Community education classes to June 27 include how to buy a house, yoga basics, golf lessons, and introduction to kayaking. Call 419-885-4126 for a brochure or visit www.scsonline.org.

West Toledo

t● Celebration of Roses at the Martin School Rose Garden, 1-5 p.m. June 5 at Common Space Too, 10 Holland-Sylvania Rd. Rare and antique roses, shade garden with woodland wildflowers and orchids. Local artists and musicians, refreshments served. Garden Nursery open with rare and unusual plants. $10 for adults; free for children ages 12 and under.

t●Internet 101 for beginners: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday; Internet 201 for intermediate levels, 7-8 p.m. June 8 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Call libraries to register; free classes.

t●Preschoolers decorate the library, 2-3 p.m. June 2 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Ages 2-5 create decorations to help turn the library into a medieval castle. Grades K-5 decorate 11:30 a.m. June 4. Call to register.

t● Visual and performing artists showcase 6 p.m. June 8 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Art work show, plus performances of original writings, poetry, monologues. Open mike session follows. Interested participants, call 419-872-0019 for information.

t●New and used book sale and home-school curriculum sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 11 at Westgate Chapel, 2500 Wilford Rd. Information: momschoolusa@sbcglobal.net or 419-255-2118.

t●The Rouge Blades sword-fighting comedy group will perform 6:30-8 p.m. June 13 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave., for grades 6-12. Register: 419-259-5370.

t Watercolor class for adults 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, June 13-27 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Supply fee, $22, due at registration. Returning students pay only $1.50 fee. Limited to 10 people; register: 419-259-5295.

Toledo

t 100 Years of Millie Benson: special photos and exhibit of the works of journalist and Nancy Drew author Mrs. Benson, June 13-Aug. 6 in the Children's Library of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St.

t Rummage sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3 by Wernert Center, 208 West Woodruff Ave. Donations of household items, clothing, and other items welcome. For a pick up, call 419-242-3000, ext. 102.

t Paws to Read for grades 1-5: children read aloud to therapy dogs in 20-minute sessions, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays from June 7-28 at West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave.

t Daycare and day camp library programs for pre-kindergarten through grade 6 children, available June 13-Aug. 12 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St. Movies, performers, storytimes for daycare and day camp groups. Information/registration: 419-259-5231.

t Read off your library fines June 13-Aug. 5 at your library. For children ages 1-17. Call your branch library for information and times.

t Dragons on the Loose 10:30 a.m. June 14 program for grades K-5, West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Knights, dragons, crafts, and costumes. Registration begins Tuesday. Jolly Jester High Jinks 2:30 p.m. June 14, for grades K-5 at the library. Crafts, clowns.

t Search for the Grail, 2-2:45 p.m. June 14 at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Grades K-5 can listen to a King Arthur story and search for the legendary Grail.

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

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.

Areawide

t Military Encampment at Fort Meigs State Memorial in Perrysburg, May 28-29. Memorial Day commemoration ceremony begins at 2 p.m. on May 30. War of 1812 soldiers military encampment on the old fort grounds. Hands-on children's period activities and games. Information: 419-874-4121 or visit www.ohiohistory.org.

t Sports Venue presents Ohio State University championship quarterback Craig Krenzel for autograph signing on Saturday at Spring Meadows Plaza, 1554 Spring Meadows Dr., Holland, 10 a.m.-noon. Tickets and information: 419-865-3573.

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-1980s. Forms available at the Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Deadline is May 31.

t All-breed dog show and obedience trial by Toledo Kennel Club, Inc., June 4 and 5 at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee. American Kennel Club-approved event. Show starts at 8:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day. $6/adults; $5/seniors and $4/children under 12. Information: 419-865-8736.

t Rivers of Leaves, an accredited American Hosta society show, by The Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society on June 4 from 1-4 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Free and open to the public.

t Vintage British Cars on display June 5 at Ft. Meigs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. The visitor center and the fort will also be open for public viewing of artifacts unearthed during reconstruction of the block houses and will feature exhibits and dioramas of the lives of soldiers garrisoned at Ft. Meigs during the War of 1812.

Benefits

t Yard sale to benefit the Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter during the Old West End Festival on June 4-5. Donations needed of household items; no clothes or Christmas items. Drop off donations at the shelter, 38 Hillwyck, or call for pickup: 419-536-1914.

t Golf Outing sponsored by the Anthony Wayne High School Crew Team to raise funds for the student athletes, will be June 4 at Riverby Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Advance tickets are $55 or $60 the day of the event. Sponsors are needed and will receive recognition at a hole. For tickets or sponsor information: 419-878-0958.

t Celebrity Wait Night hosted by Bay Park Community Hospital Foundation's Business Council to benefit mammography services, is June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The Courtyard at Navy Bistro, 30 Main St., East Toledo Raffles, music, a treasure hunt, dinner and cash bar. Tables or sponsorship: 419-690-7720.

t Recycling fund-raiser for needy families by elementary students at Whiteford Agricultural Schools. Students earn cash by collecting empty laser and inkjet cartridges and used cell phones as part of FundingFactory Recycling Program. Drop off items at the school, 6655 Consear Rd., Ottawa Lake, Mich., or call for postage-paid boxes for shipping. Information: 734-856-1443, ext. 312, or lovellp@whiteford.k12.mi.us, or visit www.FundingFactory.com.

t Reverse Raffle Dinner July 21 at 5255 North Detroit Ave. Fund-raiser for Andy Toth, retired Toledo Public Schools teacher and coach, for physical therapy and other medical assistance after a paralyzing fall. Cocktails, 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets: $75; call 419-304-1002.

Books

t Dragon Deeds and Royal Reads, the summer reading club at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, June 13-Aug. 6. Divisions for children, teens and adults. Preschoolers can have someone read to them. TARTA supplies free transportation to the main or any branch libraries for grades K-12 students participating in the program. Free and open to the community. Information: 419-259-5207 or visit www.toledolibrary.org.

Camps

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: 419-893-1966.

t Fulton County 4-H Camp June 20-24 at 4-H Camp Palmer. Activities include swimming, fishing, skits, dance, canoeing, putt-putt golf, archery, crafts. $95 per person, partial scholarships available for 4-H members. Applications and registration forms available at the OSU Extension Office, 8770 State Rt. 108, Wauseon. 4-H members can register starting May 20, non-members can register beginning June 1. Information: www.fulton.osu.edu or 419-337-9210.

t Summer Day Camp by Rossford Recreation Department June 3-Aug. 12. For a daily activities calendar: 419-666-2905.

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 Nature Camp for children ages 7-12, Ottawa Park, nature education center, 2201 Kenwood Blvd. Week-long sessions begin July 4 through week ending Aug. 19, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $60 per week. Nature walks, games, crafts, hands-on lessons. Register: 419-936-2876.

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

Clubs

t Advertising Club of Toledo Casino Night, doors open 6 p.m tomorrow, Courtyard at the Navy Bistro restaurant, 30 Main St., East Toledo. Gamble with fake money for raffle prizes. $25 includes food, entertainment, fake money, cash bar. Information: 419-866-4199.

t Bay Park Auxiliary meets the fourth Tuesday each month 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bay Park Commmunity Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Drive, Oregon. Information: 419-690-7800.

t Black Swamp Radio Controlled Racing Club meets for racing 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday 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 Fine Arts Association meets the first Tuesday each month 7-9 p.m. at Delta Memorial Hall, 401 Main St., Delta. Carol VandenBoss of Adrian, Mich., is the featured artist of the month at Dee's Art & Angles, 327 Main St. Information: 419-822-9725.

t Glass Capital Decorative Artists meet 9 a.m. the second Saturday each month at Faith Community Church, 1201 South Byrne Rd. This week, painting memory boxes. 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 Glass City Singles Club has formed a dining group and will meet tonight at Jo Jo's Pizza, 5614 Mayberry Square, Sylvania Township. Singles Jamboree on Sunday, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Dress is formal. Information: www.toledosingles.com.

t Grand Rapids Sportsmen's Club dances, Friday and Saturday nights, $5; members free. Information: 419-832-9915.

t Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio meeting 7 p.m. today, Academy of Medicine, 4428 Secor Rd. Guest speaker Timothy Horne. Information: 419-691-2225.

t Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting, first and third Wednesday each month at Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie, Erie, Mich. Information: 734-856-7985.

t Lucas County Retired Teachers meet at noon today at Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Rd., Perrysburg. Information: 419-826-7342.

t Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday each month, 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 badges from the Army or combat ribbons from Navy, Marines, Coast Guard invited. All veterans welcome. Call 419-878-8091.

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 at noon the first and third Friday each month at Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.

t Oregon/Northwood Rotary meets Thursdays at Cousino's, 1842 Woodville Rd. Breakfast at 7:45 a.m., meeting at 8 a.m.

t Pals of Long Ago Remembering athletic club meets for breakfast every second Saturday at 9:30 a.m., Zenobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison St.

t PERI chapter 93 business meeting 1 p.m. today in the Oregon fire hall at 1102 South Wheeling St. Speaker, refreshments.

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 Shuffleboard Club at Jermain Park, Upton and North Cove Boulevard, begins 1 p.m. Monday. Shuffle boarding will be held regularly 5:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays, and Fridays through Sept. 2. New members invited. Fees, $2.50 per season. Information: 419-824-5173.

t Singles dance every Thursday at 7 p.m. at The Frog II, 5120 Woodville Rd., 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. Today is the Spring Grand Auction, 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 Dr. Open to all. Information: 419-478-7594.

t Toledo East Women's Connection will have their "Aloha from Hawaii" dinner on June 9 in the Oregon Room of St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; featuring Hawaiian music. $10 and reservations due by June 2. Call 419-666-3728.

t Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society meets monthly the last Thursday of each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 7 p.m. Public is invited.

t Toledo Metropolitan Ladies Club will have it's end-of-year meeting today at 11 a.m. at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd. Members should bring paper product items for charity. Information: 517-443-5873.

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 meets third Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Space Library, 1700 North Reynolds.

t Toledo Submariners Scuba Club meets 7 p.m. the first Monday each month at Damon's restaurant, 2009 South Reynolds Rd. Information: 419-874-1305.

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 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 brunch June 10 at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd. Coffee and juice at 9:15 a.m., followed by brunch. For reservations and complimentary nursery, call 419-882-4438 by June 6. Cancellations necessary.

Concerts

t Let's Do Lunch! Concerts sponsored by the Perrysburg Area Arts Council every Friday, May 27 through Aug. 26. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Levis Commons. First concert will feature Mark Kieswetter, keyboard artist.

t Brown Bag Concerts on the north lawn of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., Wednesdays starting June 1 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Free and open to the public. One free hour of underground parking off Adams Street. June 1: On the Beach acoustic pop.

Crafts

t Artists needed for the Art Dabblers' Fair at the 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St., Perrysburg, from 1-4 p.m. June 5. Art, refreshments and live music. Information: 419-874-1055 or the Arts Council office at 419-873-ARTS.

t Crafters needed for June 11 craft and flea market in Samaria, Mich. Tables are $10. Information: 734-856-3906 .

t Crafters, Flea Market, and Antiques & Collectibles needed for Weston, Ohio Sesquicentennial June 24-26. Information: 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.

t Crafters needed for Birmingham Ethnic Festival on Aug. 21.Information: 419-882-2027.

Education

t Adult computer and reading classes by Toledo Public Schools adult and continuing education. Free. Information: 419-671-8700.

t Art classes Sundays in Frog Towne Square Bay at the Erie Street Market at 237 South Erie St. 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.

t Childbirth Education Classes offered Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. Sign up: 419-690-7735.

t Children's art classes by Toledo Artists' Club at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. 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. Monday 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, accepting applications for 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, 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, 3939 Wrenwood, Call 419-473-2364.

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

t Police Academy Program applications 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 free 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 Rapid Registration for area residents, businesses and students interested in taking college classes or starting a new career, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. today; and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow, at Owens Community College's Perrysburg Township and Findlay campuses. Information: 567-661-7777 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7777.

t Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory family programs: Fridays through June 24 at 8:30 p.m. Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico. June 3 and Aug. 5, Observe the Planet Saturn. $4/adults, $3/children age 3 and older and senior citizens. Information: 419-530-2650 or visit www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.

t Roofers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee applications accepted at Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center, 4535 Hill Ave., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Applicants must be age 18 or older, and have completed 10th grade or more; have at least 30 days' experience on the roof prior to application, have a transcript and valid driver's license or birth certificate.

t Woodmore Local Board of Education open enrollment in the superintendent's office, 708 West Main St., Woodville, through May 31. Information: 419-849-2381.

Employment Services

t Employment Resource Center 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, St. Stephen Church, 7800 Erie St., Sylvania. Free help with resumes, interview skills, networking, 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 is a nonprofit resource and referral agency that provides assistance in locating affordable child care. For information call the Toledo Office at 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052, Wood County at 419-353-7801 or 1-800-632-3053, or Ottawa County at 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 looking for host families for international high school students for 2005-2006 school year. Students speak English, attend local high schools, have their own spending money and insurance. 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 Into Edventures is in need of host families to welcome a foreign student into their home. Must provide a bed for the student and include them in the family's meals. Students are 15-18 years old; have spending money and are fully insured. Families who host a student receive a $50 per month tax deduction. Information: 1-877-586-8586 or 419-726-2554.

t Fulton County families can host a Japanese exchange student, age 15-18, to attend local high school. Tuition, fees, medical costs covered by the Fulton County OSU Extension Service, 4-H. Families provide room and board. Information: 419-337-9210.

t World Heritage seeks local host families for high school students from various countries. Information: 1-800-888-9040 or www.world-heritage.org.

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

Festivals

t Old West End Festival, in one of Toledo's historic neighborhoods, is June 4 and 5, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features a juried art show, food, historic home tours, garage and lawn sales, entertainment, parade and children's activities. Tour homes open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost of the complete tour is $12. Information: www.toledooldwestend.com.

t Our Lady of Perpetual Help Festival, 2255 Central Grove Ave., June 2-5. Nightly entertainment, bingo June 4 from 7-10 p.m. and June 5 from 2-6 p.m., Polish wedding dinner June 5 at 1 p.m., raffle drawing June 5 at 6 p.m.

t Elmhurst Community Festival at 4530 Elmhurst, June 4 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Food, games, prizes, rides, family fun.

t Black Swamp Benefit Bazaar and Quilt Auction June 17-18 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon. Includes a 5K Run 7:30 a.m. June 18 at the fairgrounds grandstand; pre-registration $13, or $15 day of race. Youth mud volleyball tournament. Auction begins 9 a.m. June 17; youth concert 9 p.m. June 17. Benefits people with disabilities served locally by Sunshine Children's Home and those in crisis globally served by Mennonite Central Committee. Information: www.blackswampbenefit.org.

t Pemberville Cruisin' Nites 5-8 p.m. June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, and Sept. 1 in the downtown business district, Front Street. Strolling entertainment, open shops and eateries, raffle, 50s/60s music. On site registration begins 4 p.m. the day of the show, free. Dash plaques given out to the first 100 participants.

Fish Fries

t Alva Sidle Post 232 every third Friday of the month 5-7 p.m. at 12580 River Rd., Grand Rapids. $7.

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 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 Aquatic arthritis and tai chi in a warm water therapeutic pool at Anne Grady Center, 1525 Eber Rd. Information: 419-866-6500, ext. 214.

t Aquatic exercises, prenatal aquatics, fitness classes and Tai Chi at St. Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon. 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 Bone Marrow Testing, "Take A Test Save A Life", in partnership with the National Marrow Donor Program, is seeking area residents to join the National Program's bone marrow registry. For information contact Donna Decker at 419-787-4186.

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, 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, St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St., Springfield Twp. Information: 419-841-5597.

t Home Safety to be topic of free lecture offered at Bay Park Community Hospital in the Great Lakes Conference Center, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon, 1-2 p.m. today. Information: 419-690-7505.

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 Joints In Motion will have an informational meeting to talk about their training teams, walkers, runners and hikers, to participate in marathons in Dublin, Ireland, Honolulu, Hawaii and Walt Disney World. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Arthritis Foundation's office, 309 North Reynolds Rd., for information call 419-537-0888 or visit www.jointsinmotion.org.

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 Safety & Health Day 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Owens Community College Perrysburg campus in the Audio Visual Building. Free. Keynote speaker is Scott Shepard on "Staying Safe by Staying Stress Free." Sponsored by the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio. Information: 419-662-7777.

t Smoking cessation program at the psychology department of BGSU screening participants for the free program. Seven-week program in Bowling Green and Toledo-area begins in late May. Information: 419-308-0445 or email quitnow@gmail.com.

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

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Support Groups

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Volunteers

For a listing of volunteer opportunities in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.



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