t Bike tour and picnic 7-9 p.m. today at the Nature Photography Center, Secor Metropark, 10000 Central Ave. Pack a dinner and bring your bike; helmet required. Canceled if there is rain.
t Fall soccer registration for grades K-8 by Springfield Soccer Association, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Information meeting for all soccer parents, 7-8 p.m. Monday in the Springfield High School auditorium, 1470 South McCord Rd. Information: 419-350-0714.
t Ventriloquist show, all ages, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Holland branch library, 1032 S. McCord Rd. Registration required.
t Ye Olde Hot Dog Fest for Summer Reading Club members ages 6-12, 2 p.m. today, Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Hot dogs and pop plus a treat. Registration required: 419-259-5240.
t Mosaic parking lot party, 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Timberlake Community Church, 1007 South McCord Rd. Music, dunk tank, slush machine, hot dogs, beverages, free. Information: 419-868-1208.
t Fossil hunt at Fossil Park: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Centennial Road just south of the Sylvania-Metamora Road. All ages invited to search for 375 million-year-old fossils. Reservations required: 419-407-9700.
t Lathrop House community picnic, noon-3 p.m. Saturday at the Harroun Park shelter. Information on the renovation of the 1835 abolitionist home. Free activities, hot dogs, chips, beverages. Open to all.
t Kelly-Miller Circus 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Sylvania Sunrise Lions Club, Brint and Centennial roads. Tickets: 419-843-1123.
t Antique-collectible sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13, village green north of Sylvania Historical Village museum, 5717 North Main St. Table space available, 419-882-4865.
t Sylvania Triathlon-Duathlon, starts 7:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at Olander Park lake and Tam-O-Shanter ice arena. Olympic distance triathlon, spring triathlon, duathlon, in several categories. Superkids Triathlon/Duathlon, for ages 7-14, starts 7:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at Olander Park. Information: 419-829-2398 or register at www.eliteendeavors.com.
t Tea in the Solarium, Wildwood Preserve Manor House, noon-3 p.m. tomorrow and the first Friday each month, 5100 West Central Ave. Tea, sandwiches, and desserts in an elegant setting, $6. Kids' Tea, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Manor House, $5. Reservations required for all programs: 419-407-9700.
t Red Cross babysitting clinic for ages 11 and older, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 13, West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Fee, $25. Register now.
t Watercolor classes for adults, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, and 22, Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. $22 for new students, $1.50 for returning students. Mantra meditation for adults, taught 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 17. Registration: 419-259-5295.
t Summer reading club farewell, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sanger branch library, 3030 W. Central Ave. Frozen treats afterwards. Register: 419-259-5295.
t Bookworm Wednesday films for children who bring in a book report, 10 a.m. weekly at Franklin Park 16: Cinema de Lux, 5001 Monroe St. Book report forms are available at the theater and at www.nationalamusements.com. Children age 6 with an adult admitted free. Wednesday: Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, 83 minutes. Aug. 17: Clifford's Really Big Movie, 73 minutes.
t Nature walk/wine tasting for single adults, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 11, Wildwood Preserve's Ward Pavilion, 5100 West Central Ave. Nature walk followed by a short wine course and wine tasting. Fee, $15. Reservations: 419-407-9700.
t Microsoft Word 2000 for beginners, 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 13, West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. Register: 419-259-5290.
t Basic word processing, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Call to register: 419-259-5295.
t Book discussion of A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 16, West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave.
t 70th anniversary of Toledo Heights branch library, today at 423 Shasta Dr. Book sale, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Magic show at 11:30 a.m. followed by birthday cake at 12:30 p.m. Essay winners announced at 1 p.m.; and crafts and disco dancing begin at 1:30 p.m. Free to all.
t Free walking tours downtown feature Toledo architecture and history: 12:10-12:50 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 15. Today: Casey Pomeroy House; meet at 802 Huron St. Aug. 11: meet at plaza entrance to Maumee Bay Brewing Company on Broadway Street for tour of Oliver House. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-530-3591.
t Rummage sales: VFW 3338 auxiliary 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and tomorrow and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 2231 South St. Amvets Post 222, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday at 4133 North Summit St. Bethel Lutheran Church 9 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday at 1853 South Ave., lunch available. St. Adalbert Parish, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow, 3233 Lagrange St. Last day, $2/bag. Harvest Tabernacle Church, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 4-6 at 430 East Florence St. Bake sale included.
t Barbecue ribs, chicken dinner, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Zion Church, 954 Belmont Rd. at Hawley. With roast corn and beverage. Chicken and corn, $3.50; barbecue sandwich and corn, $6. Information: 419-246-0790.
t Movie: Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Lagrange branch library, 3015 Lagrange St., and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. For ages 8 to adult. Permission slips required for children under 13 without an adult. Register: 419-259-5283.
t Merlin Magic by Carl Fleming, 2-2:45 p.m. Tuesday at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Balloons and tricks for grades K-5.
t●Deep Impact space activities at COSI: Aug. 13, 1 Discovery Way. Footage shown from NASA's July 4 mission with Comet Tempel 1, and discussion by a NASA engineer on the Deep Impact mission. Mars Rover and Mars Orbiter projects discussed by a jet propulsion lab engineer. Details: 419-244-COSI.
t Breakfast at VFW Post 5530, served 8-11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at 415 East Central Ave. Chili mac or spaghetti dinner, Aug. 18 at $5 donation.
t Trace your African American family history, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd.
t●Granny's Attic Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18-20 at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 2820 West Alexis Rd.
t●Library Village yard sales: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20 at more than 100 residences in the area between Sylvania and Eleanor avenues, Jackman Road, and Lewis Avenue, rain or shine. Information: 419-476-1911.
t●Bowsher H.S. golf scramble sponsored by the school baseball team, 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at Fallen Timbers Fairways golf course, 7711 Timbers Blvd., Perrysburg. Information: 419-277-7691 or 419-385-0295.
t Farmers Market of Toledo, 525 Market St. downtown. Stalls open Saturdays and Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Also open Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Mondays. Selection of vendors varies from week to week. Free parking.
t L'il Abner performance by an All-City High School cast of The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth St. Tickets: $10/adults and $8/children and seniors. Information: 419-243-9277.
t Genoa Civic Theatre auditions for the play, House for Sale, Sunday and Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the theater, 509 1/2 Main St., Genoa. Parts for five men and six women. Performances Sept. 23-Oct. 2. Information: 419-862-2629.
t Rarest of Rare Species hiking weekend, Kitty Todd Preserve, 10420 Old State Line Rd., Spencer Township. Trails open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Guided hikes through the prairie, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, for visitors to see rare flowers among the tall prairie grasses. Details: 419-867-1521.
t Flower Show by the Northwestern Ohio Gladiolus Society, Aug. 13 and 14 at the Woodville Mall, 3725 Williston Rd., Northwood. Entries open to the public. Information: 419-382-4260
t Family Day at the Wolcott House Complex, and a barbecue chicken dinner, 1-6 p.m. Aug. 14 at 1031 River Rd., Maumee. Hands on items in a "Handy History" event for children and adults. Dinner is $10/adult, $5/child, to benefit the Monclova Fire Department and the museum complex. Dessert, beverages available for sale .
t Pow Wow, A Day of Remembrance and Healing, sponsored by the American Indian Intertribal Association, noon-4:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Side Cut Metropark, Siegert Lake Area, 1025 River Rd., Maumee, Honors Indian tribes that fought in the Battle of Fallen Timbers. Traditional songs and dancing, speakers, Indian games, arts and crafts and refreshments. Open to the public.
t Tours of Swan Creek on a 34-foot pontoon boat, every Saturday through August. Tours embark from the landing at the Erie Street Market on Erie Street, Toledo, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. $5 for all ages. Information: 419-936-3848.
t Nature's Nursery open house, Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education, 1-5 p.m. Aug.14 and Sept. 11 at 11611 Reed Rd., Whitehouse. Injured birds, other animals are rehabilitated for return to the wild. Refreshments served; families welcome. Information: 419-877-0060.
t Anthony Wayne 2005 Hall of Fame celebration, 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Schaller Memorial Football Stadium, 5967 Finzel Road, Whitehouse. The 10 inductees will also be honored at a luncheon in the Anthony Wayne High School cafeteria, Sept. 10 at noon. Honorees are alumni, faculty, and community members. Luncheon, $5. Reservations by Sept. 2: 419-877-0270.
t Community Needs Fair Dec. 17 in Toledo, to distribute information and aid to those with financial, physical or mental difficulties. A benefit dance for "autistic" children is planned. Social service organizations, groups, churches or businesses can have displays at the event: 419-862-0098.
t Engineering a Bright Future scholarship benefit for seniors pursuing careers in architecture, construction, engineering. Music, food, auction, 5:30 to 8 p.m. today on the rooftop of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Casual attire. Featured will be Isaac Weintraub's quadruped robot, The Shadow. Tickets, $100: 419-535-6568.
t Rock the Lot party to benefit Notre Dame Academy student athletes, 6 -11:30 p.m. tomorrow at the school, 3535 West Sylvania Ave. $5; music, raffle for grand prize of free tuition for 2005-2006 school year or $5,000 cash. Information: 419-290-8912 or 419-475-9628.
t Spaghetti dinner to benefit Denise Schuette who has terminal cancer, tomorrow at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2255 Central Grove Ave., 4-8:30 p.m. $7/adults, $5/children 10 and under. Raffles, silent auction.
t Car Show and Chili Cook Off benefit for Kimberley Leslie, at Tuggy's Flea Market, Woodville Rd. and St. Rt. 579 in Northwood, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cars, motorcycles and chili are needed. $5 by Aug. 6; $8 at the door. Horse rides, karaoke, bake sale, 50/50 drawing, prizes. Information: 419-666-7435.
t Matthew's Way, a carnival event to benefit Matthew Netcher who has terminal cancer, Aug. 13 from noon-5 p.m. at St. Caspar's Catholic Church in Wauseon on Shoop Avenue. Kids carnival, games, music, hot dogs, sloppy joes, bingo, auction. Information: 419-592-7141.
t Finding Time for Families, fund-raiser for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lucas County. $15 includes a pass to the Aug. 13 Mud Hen's game at 7 p.m. and fireworks after the game, a raffle ticket, and a $3 gift certificate to Marco's Pizza. Tickets at 5701 Adams St., Suite 820. The first 300 kids to visit the ADAS booth at the Mud Hens game get a free pass to COSI; the first 200 get free T-shirts.
t Ohio Backroads Hike/Bike and Bike Safety Program, benefit for Hands of Grace/Faith in Action, Aug. 13; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio. $5 per person or $10 for a family. Organization provides volunteer help for the frail, elderly and disabled people of Fulton County. Information: 1-800-341-1701 or 419-822-3556.
t Arby's Charity Tour to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Toledo residents can donate "Quarters for Kids" at Toledo-area Arby's restaurants through Aug. 22. Benefit golf tournament Aug. 15 at Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Rd., Perrysburg. To register: www.act-tour.com.
t Tools for School: free school supplies for qualified children ages 5-12. Registration for low-income families is Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12 from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, East Toledo Citadel, 752 Main St. To qualify, bring a photo ID, Social Security cards for everyone in the household, birth certificates for children or proof of custody, proof of income for all members of household and proof of address, such as a utility bill. Information: 419-241-1138.
t Backpack to the Future, donations of gently used backpacks and new school supplies will be accepted for low-income elementary school children throughout Northwest Ohio through Aug. 18. Sponsored by Owens Community College Alumni Association and student government. Information: 567-661-7410.
t School Supply Drive by the UT College of Education Alumni Affiliate, to benefit six elementary schools in the Toledo area. Donations of pencils, pencil holders, paper, glue, scissors, washable crayons and markers, facial tissues, backpacks and hand sanitizer requested; drop off is at the Driscoll Alumni Center, Room 2003, during August, or at a Back-to-school Social at Arnie's Eating & Drinking Saloon, 3332 West Central Ave., 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16. Reservations for the social requested: 419-530-2586.
t Used books needed for annual book sale sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Toledo Branch, Oct. 20-23 at Westgate Shopping Center in the space formerly occupied by Thackeray's bookstore. Drop-off times in August are Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon and Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. Collection boxes also in other locations. Information: 419-868-1762.
t Creative Arts day camps for children ages 5-12 at Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 North Reynolds Rd., weekly until Aug. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Extended care available. $100 per week/ members and $110 for others.
t Daycare, day camp library programs for Pre-K to grade 6 children until Aug. 12 at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St. Movies, performers, storytimes for children in daycare and day camp groups. Register: 419-259-5231.
t Nature Camp for children ages 7-12 at Ottawa Park's nature education center, 2201 Kenwood Blvd. Weekly through Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $60 per week. Nature walks, games, crafts, hands-on lessons. Register: 419-936-2876.
t Sylvania Recreation youth sports camps: Lacrosse, swim, tennis, football, volleyball, soccer available. Call 419-882-1500 for a schedule.
t Summer Day Camp by Rossford Recreation Department through Aug. 12. For a daily activities calendar: 419-666-2905.
t Bay Park Auxiliary meets the fourth Tuesday each month 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Drive, Oregon. Information: 419-690-7800.
t Black Swamp Radio Controlled Racing Club meets for racing 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays 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 Czech Dancers Polka Club, Inc. dance Sunday, Czech Hall, St. Rt. 120 and 109. Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $7; dance to music of Fred Ziwick and Hank Haller Bands from noon-7 p.m., $7. Information: 419-644-4271.
t Fine Arts Association meets the first Tuesday each month 7-9 p.m. at Delta Memorial Hall, 401 Main St., Delta. Information: 419-822-9725.
t Glass Capital Decorative Artists, 9 a.m. the second Saturday each month, Faith Community Church, 1201 South Byrne Rd. Information: 419-385-0012.
t Glass City Miniatures Guild meets 7 p.m. every third Tuesday, Terrace Room, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Information: 419-936-2986.
t Glass City Singles Club offers group dance instruction for singles age 35 and up. Classes on Fridays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at DC Ranch, 25740 North State Rt. 25, Perrysburg; Sundays 6-7 p.m. at Tamaron Country Club, 2162 West Alexis Rd. $6. Glass City Singles dining group was formed to bring people together who would like to meet other singles. Information: 734-856-8963 or visit www.toledosingles.com.
t Grand Rapids Sportsmen's Club dances, Friday and Saturday nights, $5; members free. Information: 419-832-9915.
t Lake Park Oldies luncheon, 1 p.m. tomorrow at Bob Evans Restaurant, 4805 Monroe St.
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 Lutheran Home Coffee Club, 1:30 p.m. 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. Guests welcome.
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 will not meet in the summer but will resume breakfast the second Saturday in September at 9:30 a.m., Zenobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison St.
t Real Estate Investors Association, 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday each month, Gesu Church's 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. to noon. Open to ages 5 through adults; drop-in program offers painting, drawing and clay. $7 members, $8 visitors. Information: 419-531-2046.
t Shuffleboard Club at Jermain Park, Upton and North Cove Boulevard, meets 5:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays through Sept. 2. New members welcome. Fees $2.50 per season. Information: 419-824-5173.
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. 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 Harbor Lighthouse Society meets the last Thursday each month at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, 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 PC Users Group meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the UAW Local 14 Hall, 5411 Jackman Rd. Information: www.toledopcug.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 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 Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio social group open to women new to the area or who want to make new friends. Activities include needlework, bunco, bridge, euchre, poker, dining out, and golf. Information: 419-531-5636.
t Westgate Toastmaster's Club meets Friday mornings from 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. For information visit www.toastmasters.org.
t Women Alive! Coalition, a local organization that promotes women's history in NW Ohio, will celebrate 20 years of accomplishments on Aug. 13 at HJ's Banquet Hall on New Towne Square Dr. Cost, $15 per person. Information: 419-242-2645.
t Women's Connection West brunch, Aug. 12 at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania. Coffee and juice at 9:15 a.m., followed by brunch. Cost, $12. Reservations or cancellations due by Aug. 9; call 419-882-4438.
t Central Catholic High School Gospel Choir to perform at a Concert in the Park on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Ottawa Park Amphitheater located on Kenwood Blvd. across from Toledo Hospital. For information call the Central Catholic music department at 419-255-2280.
t Waterville's Music in the Park concerts, 6:30 p.m. Sundays around the gazebo at Conrad Park on Michigan Avenue. Take chairs or blankets and some snacks. Held rain or shine.
t Let's Do Lunch! concerts by the Perrysburg Area Arts Council, every Friday through Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Levis Commons. Tomorrow: Gene Parker and Jeff Halsey, jazz duo.
t Brown Bag concerts on the north lawn of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 p.m. One free hour of underground parking off Adams Street.
t Music in the Park, 6:30-8 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 12, 19 and Sept. 9 at Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Millbury. Aug. 5: Seaway Commanders barbershop singers. Hot dogs, brats, root beer floats available. Take lawn chairs.
t Rally by the River in Promenade Park downtown. Aug 19: a tribute to Ted Nugent. Shows 5:30-9:30 p.m.; $5 cover charge. Tickets at the CitiFest box office, 419-249-4090.
t Concert on the Lawn Aug. 21, Children's activities start at 6:30 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m., 577 East Front St., Perrysburg. Bring a picnic and blankets.
t Crafters needed for Birmingham Ethnic Festival on Aug. 21. Information: 419-882-2027.
t Crafters needed for annual Friendship Day in Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., on Aug. 13. Call 419-837-5743 or 419-666-3638.
t Artists and crafters needed for Perrysburg's Harrison Rally Day Sept. 17. Applications at the Arts Council office, Way Library and online at www.perrysburgarts.org. Deadline is Aug. 20 or when filled. Information: 419-873-ARTS.
t Crafters needed for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1105 Elliston Rd., Martin, show on Sept. 4. Call Joyce, 419-836-7681.
t Crafters needed for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish BAzaar and Luncheon on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Mary at 419-389-0603.
t Crafters needed for Crafting for Literacy Craft Show, sponsored by Whiteford Agricultural Schools, Ottawa Lake, Mich., on Nov. 12. Call Polly Lovell at 734-457-5703.
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, 237 South Erie St. Artist Jan Revill teaches 11 a.m. to 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 Thursdays 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 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 Equine Assisted Psychotherapy seminar at Serenity Farms in Luckey, offers treatment approaches to addictions, and interactive therapy. Information: 419-833-1308.
t GED test preparation and practice tests for adults at 7035 Madison, Holland or at 6850 Monroe, room 210, Sylvania. Call 419-867-5763. Sponsored by Sylvania Schools adult basic, literacy education.
t GED test preparation offered mornings and evenings at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood, Call 419-473-2364.
t Head Start registering children ages 3-5 for the coming school year, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 525 Hamilton St. Take child's birth record, proof of income, immunization record, and social security number. Must meet income guidelines. Information: 419-259-5655.
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 Lial Catholic School, 5700 Davis Rd., Whitehouse, enrollment openings for families with 4-year-old children. Openings are for the fall afternoon (12:30-3 p.m.) Pre-K program. Information: 419-877-5167 or visit www.lialschool.org.
t Personal Safety Class "How to Protect Yourself from Crime" at Owens Community College, Workforce and Community Services on Tracy Road in Northwood, tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. Aspects of risk assessment related to crime prevention. $15, to register: 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7357.
t Preschool applications for fall at East Toledo Family Center, in conjunction with Head Start. Classes meet Monday-Thursday 8-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-4 p.m. $30 per week. Information: 419-691-4609, ext. 12.
t Project ABC free Family Arts Lab every Tuesday and Thursday 10-11:30 a.m., 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; 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 fall semester at Owens Community College, Perrysburg Township campus, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. today; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow; and 8 a.m.-noon on Sunday. Information: 567-661-7777 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7777.
t Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory family program Fridays at 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 26: Navigating With Lewis and Clark. $4 adults; $3 children age 3 and older and senior citizens. After the Aug. 5 program, participants can observe the Planet Saturn, weather permitting.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, have completed 10th grade or more; have 30 days' or more experience on the roof, and able to show a driver's license or birth certificate.
t St. Jerome School, 300 Earl Street, Walbridge, is registering for the 2005-2006 school year. The school has a licensed preschool, all day kindergarten, grades 1-8, and extended day. Information: 419-666-2855.
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 provides assistance in locating affordable child care. Information: Toledo Office at 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052; Wood County at 419-353-7801 or 1-800-632-3053, and Ottawa County at 419-732-7807 or 1-877-228-1700.
t Adventures in Real Communication, year program, looking for host families for teenage foreign exchange students. Information: 419-698-5513.
t Aspect Foundation seeking volunteer host families for high school students from countries such as the Ukraine, Armenia and Tajikistan. Students are part of the US State Department's Future Leaders Exchange program. Host families may be married or single, with or without children, and will be responsible for providing room, board and a caring home environment. Information: 419-698-5513 or the Aspect Foundation office, 1-800-US-YOUTH, or visit www.aspectfoundation.org.
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 needs 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. Host families 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 Ocean, a non-profit international educational program, is looking for host families in the Toledo area for exchange students for the 2005-2006 school year. Students are from Germany, Latvia, China, Thailand, Japan, Turkey, Korea, Mongolia, Slovakia, and many other countries. Information: 419-344-0466 or 419-480-1951.
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.
t Festival of India: tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at the Hindu Temple of Toledo, 4336 King Rd. Features exhibits on Indian culture, entertainment, Indian food and retail booths. Information: visit www.toledotemple.org/utsav2005.
t Pemberville Cruisin' Nites 5-8 p.m. today 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., free. Dash plaques to the first 100 participants.
t Regina Coeli 50th Festival, 600 Regina Parkway, 5-11:30 p.m. tomorrow; 1-11:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday. Live bands; ride special for kids 1-5 p.m. Saturday.
t Perrysburg RiverSplash! party Aug. 13 from 4 to 11 p.m. along the Maumee River at Louisiana Avenue and Front Street in downtown Perrysburg. Live music, entertainment, food and libations available for purchase. Admission is $3; 21 and over only.
t Tontogany Community Festival and Friday Night Homecoming, Aug. 12-14 on Main Street in downtown Tontogany. Friday 6 p.m.-midnight features live band, beer garden, bratwurst and kraut sandwiches. Information: 419-354-6236 or 419-823-4412.
t Alva Sidle Post 232 every third Friday, 5-7 p.m. at 12580 River Rd., Grand Rapids. $7.
t Conn Weissenberger American Legion, 2020 West Alexis, 5-7 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 2, all you can eat for $6.
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.
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 in partnership with the National Marrow Donor Program; seeking area residents to join the bone marrow registry. Information: 419-787-4186.
t CPR Class for Health Care Providers to be offered at the Mercy Memorial Hospital Community Training Center, 718 North Macomb St., Aug. 12 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $40. Information: 734-240-4470 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
t Diabetes Camp Day for youngsters ages 6 and up with insulin-dependent diabetes and the people involved in their care. Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. Sign up by Aug. 10. $25 for two adults and one child; $5 for each additional adult. Information: Diabetes Youth Services, 419-480-1796 or email@example.com.
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 Free Eye screenings for children 4-14 years offered at OptiVue from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the following dates and locations: Saturday at Reynolds Rd. store; Aug. 13 on Lewis Avenue; Aug. 20 at Dussel Drive store. Information: 419-693-4444.
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 available through 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 Hearing, pediatric speech screenings offered free at Toledo Hearing and Speech Center, 3148 West Central Ave., Aug. 10 and 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon and Aug. 26 from 10 a.m.-Noon. Appointments needed, call 419-241-6219.
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 Pet First Aid course offered at Owens Community College at the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood. Proper techniques of care to pets in a crisis. $30 includes a manual. Information: 419-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357.
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 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.
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