t●Blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow at Stadium View Apts., 1700 Juniper Dr., and noon-6 p.m. Oct. 10 at St. Mark Lutheran, 315 South College Dr.
t●Bowling Green Community Reads kick-off event: 7 p.m. Monday at Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St. Emergency medical technician Megan Bartlett will speak on Afghan Rescue workers and show pictures of the Afghan capital, Kabul, and the setting for the novel Kite Runner.
t●Monday Mysteries book club meets monthly at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St. ●
t Noon lunches for seniors 60 and older, Fridays, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg St. Donation, $2. Information: 1-800-367-4935.
t●Book discussion group: Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani, 10-11 a.m. tomorrow, and The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman at 7 p.m. Oct. 11.
t●Fall rummage/bake sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-7 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 8 at New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd. Saturday, bag sales.
t●Family Time puppet show 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Joyce Davis and puppets present, "Theodore, Afraid of the Dark." Registration required: 419-259-5240.
t●Blood drives: 1-6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Providence Lutheran, 8030 Airport Hwy., and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8 at Club 16 located at 316 South King Rd.
t●Chicken barbecue by Maumee United Methodist Church, 4-7 p.m. Saturday at 8353 Monclova Rd. Adult/$7, child/$4
t●Sidewalk Art festival 2-5 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Take chalk to create a sidewalk masterpiece. Food, crafts, some chalk provided. Artists of all caliber invited.
t●Fall rummage sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St. Wednesday, bag sales and half price sales. Clothing, jewelry, linens, furniture, appliances. t●Blood drive: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Glass City Federal Credit Union, 1340 Arrowhead Park.
t●Pancake breakfast by St. Joseph's Maumee Boosters, 7:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 10 at the church community center, 104 West Broadway. Adult/$5, child/$2.
t●577 Foundation open house, 1-4 p.m. Saturday at 577 East Front St. Tour the Foundation house, expanded pottery facilities, and children's garden. Refreshments served. October classes include fall garden tips, stained glass window panel, dim sum cooking, basic digital or film photography, and a pottery community workshop. Registration: www.577foundation.org or 419-874-4174.
t●Mushroom identification 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wood County Park District Headquarters, 29530 White Rd. Register: www.wcparks.org or call 1-800-321-1897.
t●Campfire Tales for grades K-5 at Reynolds Corners branch library, 7 p.m. Thursdays until Oct. 13 and again Oct. 20-Nov. 10. Tales around the campfire, games, activities. Family party on Oct. 13 and Nov. 10. Call 419-259-5320 to register.
t●Old time barn dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy. Root Cellar Old Time String Band provides music for square, circle, and contra dances. All dances taught, no partners necessary. Admission, $6. Information: 419-536-3747.
t●Chicken barbecue dinner noon to sell out, Sunday, Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Hwy. Adult/$7, child/$4. Seniors/$6.
t●Youth art show noon-4 p.m. Oct. 9 at Rossford Recreation Center, 400 Dixie Hwy. Crafts with a medieval theme, for children, noon-2 p.m.
t●Hoops and Books foul shot shoot-out with the Toledo Ice basketball team for winners in grades 4-12; enter to win by checking out five sports related books from the Rossford Public Library, now to Oct. 24, 720 Dixie Hwy. Winners will be called.
t●Family pumpkin decorating contest by the Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy. No carving. Drop off pumpkins Oct. 14-16 for display till the 29th. Prizes awarded Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Family Outdoor Movie Night, when Halloween cartoon movies will be shown. Registration required: 419-666-0924.
t Bingo 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion Post 441, 18086 Tontogany St.
t●Paws to Read: grades K-4 read to a therapy dog in 15-minute sessions, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays to Oct. 13 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Sign up: 419-878-3055. t●Teen advisory board: 4-5 p.m. Wednesday at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Grades 6-12 help plan library programs, discuss materials for the library.
t●Preschool yoga for ages 3-5 with an adult companion, 10-10:30 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 28 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Register now.
t●Steaks on the grill 5-8 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 384, located at 6910 Providence St., $10. Seniors, $9.50.
t●Stepping Stones: A Natural Journey through Grief, a program for children who have lost a loved one, Oct. 9 at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve.
t Super Discovery Day for seniors at COSI, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 2, at 1 Discovery Way downtown. Free for adults age 55 and older. Special science programs and refreshments. resource information available; free blood pressure and vision screenings. Information: 419-244-2674.
t●The Toledo Ice professional basketball team will meet the public at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., 2:30 p.m. Saturday; Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. at 4 p.m. Oct. 11; Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine St., at 3:30 p.m.
t●Downtown river cruises on the Sandpiper: Picnic lunch cruises, noon Thursdays, $19; Discover the River 2-hour trips on the Maumee River, Saturdays in September, 10 a.m.-noon at $1/adults, kids under age 12/$6. Murder Mystery cruises featuring "Random Acts," noon-2 p.m. Oct. 12, also 7-9 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 16. $33 and $36. Leave from the Jefferson Street docks. Reservations: 419-537-1212.
t●N.Y. strip steak roast 3-6 p.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 5543 at 206 South Byrne Rd. Cook your own; open to all
t●Yellow lake perch/prime rib, every Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at Zenobia Shriners, 1511 Madison Ave. All you can eat fish. $12.
t●Swiss steak dinner 4-7 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 642 located at 2810 Airport Hwy. Open to the public.
t●Blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at Foundation Park, 1621 South Byrne Rd. ●Also, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joan of Arc. 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd. Babysitting available. Information: 419-861-0161.●
t●Digging up the Past, "Mystery of the First Americans," 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. Controversy over the Kennewick Man, a 9,000 human skeleton found in Washington state in 1996. Registration required: 419-259-5307. "Village of the Fire Nation," 7 p.m. Oct. 10, takes a look at an excavation at Indian Hills in Rossford and at finds in Canada.
t●Something's Fishy, 4 p.m. Wednesday at South branch library, 1736 Broadway. The Toledo Zoo visits with a Discovery Box on the world of fish.
t●Fall rummage sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St. Half price, bag sales on Wednesday.
t●Rummage sale, pork roast dinner, crafts: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2440 South Ave. Tables available at 15% of gross sales; call 419-385-7459. Fall rummage, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6-7 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8 at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. Free refreshments.
t●Pancake Day, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Zenobia Shrine Center, 1511 Madison Ave. Sausage and eggs and all you can eat pancakes, $5/adult, $3/child. Discounts for policemen, firefighters, and military in uniform, $3.
t Three Artists: Mania Dajnak, Mai Curtis, Mary Weis, Art Exhibition in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery at Owens Community College. Gallery is open Monday through Saturday. For times call 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 2721.
t Music In Motion Competition, hosted by the Maumee High School's Marching Pride, will take place on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the MHS stadium. Fourteen bands will perform. Tickets are $5 at the gate. Information: 419-410-3294.
t Guided Tour of Historic Woodlawn Cemetery will be given Saturday at 10 a.m., presented by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Those interested should meet at the cemetery office, 1500 West Central Ave. Information: 419-259-5290.
t Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday from 7-9 p.m. for "Clue the Musical," presented by Genoa Civic Theatre at the Genoa Town Hall Opera House, 509 1/2 Main St., Genoa. Production dates are Dec. 2-11. Information: 419-862-2629.
t Auditions for the comedy "Heaven Can Wait" by Harry Segall will be Monday and Tuesday at 7pm at Rossford United Methodist Church, 270 Dixie Highway. Cast requirements: 12 males, 5 females. Be prepared to read excerpts from the script. Performances: December 1-4, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant Street, Maumee. Direct all inquires to director Lora Pheils at email@example.com.
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 Vintage Fashion Show, to benefit Little Sisters of the Poor, will include a luncheon today at the Sacred Heart Home, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25. Information: 419-698-4331.
t Fund-raising to help with medical expenses for Angela Mitchell of Bryan who is recuperating from a multiple transplant operation in a Pennsylvania hospital. Tax deductible donations can be made at any Sky Bank Branch by using the account number 4604975108 or mailed to the Children's Organ Transplant Association, 2501 Cota Dr., Bloomington, Ind. 47403.
t Last Chance Rummage Sale for Monclova Historical Foundation, today and tomorrow at the Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds go to the capital fund campaign. Information: 419-861-1336.
t Light The Night Walk, organized by the Northern Ohio Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Saturday at Festival Park at COSI beginning at 6 p.m. To register or for information call 1-800-589-5721 or go to www.lightthenight.org/noh.
t City-wide 50/50 Raffle, sponsored by The Thomas M. Wernert Center for Mental Health Recovery and Support, tickets are $1 or 6 for $5 and are available at the center, 208 West Woodruff, drawing will be Oct. 31, at Noon. Center hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesday 3-8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the center to match a $7,500 grant from The Stranahan Foundation. Information: 419-242-3000.
t Spaghetti Dinner, silent auction and bake sale, Eastwood Middle School, Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. plus musical entertainment. To benefit Marvin Roberts who has cancer. Free will donations accepted.
t Flower Hospital 5K Run/Walk, to benefit the Family Practice Association/Family Practice Residency Program, Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Entrance fee is $20 for adults and $15 for students under 18. Entry forms are available by calling 419-824-1113 or 419-824-1918.
t Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Carolyn Robie in her fight against epiglottis cancer, Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at Shawn's Back Door South, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., donation of $10 per person. Information: Wendy at 419-693-3274 or Robin at 419-882-1700.
t Kilometers for Kidneys, walk/run for anyone interested in learning more about kidney disease and tips to healthy living. Food, games and entertainment at the Student Health and Activities Center at Owens Community College, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Benefit for men, women and children affected by chronic kidney disease. Information: 419-329-2353.
t Cut-A-Thon, to help with medical expenses for Peyton Wallace who has been diagnosed with Acute Mylotrophic Leukemia, will take place at K. Taylorz, 5444 Airport Hwy., Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 per haircut. There will be raffles and drawings with prizes donated by local companies. Donations can also be made at 5/3rd Bank in Peyton's name.
t Golf Scramble for Autism Sunday, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at Oak Harbor Golf Club, 10433 West Oak Harbor Rd., four person teams, $220 per team, includes golf and cart, dinner, drink tickets, door prizes. Proceeds to the education of autistic children. Contact Mark Shiffert at 419-862-0098.
t Ride To Benefit Mom's House on Sunday, with registration at the Erie Street Market beginning at 10 a.m. and the ride starting at Noon. Rally at 2:30 p.m. at Headliners, 9500 North Detroit Ave., with a BBQ dinner, raffles, prizes and entertainment. Pre-registration is available at Toledo Harley-Davidson/Buell, 7960 West Central Ave., call 1-888-RIDE-FREE or go to www.toledohd.com.
t Lou Gehrig's disease walk, to raise awareness for the disease and raise money for programs and services for those struggling with it in this area of Northern Ohio, Flower Hospital campus on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. with registration at Noon. Entertainment will include clowns, Ronald McDonald, Freddie the Falcon, Chinese auction and refreshments.
t Northwest Ohio America's Walk for Diabetes begins with registration and check-in at 9 a.m. on Oct. 8 at the Toledo Zoo. The 1.5-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. with a ceremonial start through the zoo's main entrance. The fun-filled family event encourages people of all ages and abilities to walk in support of research, programs and services of the American Diabetes Association. It also features "Walk & Learn" diabetes education stations to inform walkers about the seriousness of the disease.
t National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Greater Toledo will host a "Walk for the Mind of America" at the Erie Street Market with check-in at 9 a.m. The walk will be one of 35 being held across the United States to raise awareness and raise money for the treatment and recovery programs for people with mental illness. To get involved, call Robert Moore at 419-243-1119, ext. 14 or go to www.namitoledo.org.
t Concert with Lance Luce, internationally acclaimed theatre organist, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. on the former Rivoli & State Theatres' Marr & Colton Theatre Pipe Organ, now maintained and preserved by the Toledo Area Theatre Organ society, at the Historic Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Students K-12 are free with student ID when accompanied by a paid adult. Tickets: 419-478-5959 or 419-472-5370, or go to the Ohio Theatre Office during regular business hours. Information: 419-241-6785.
t Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will benefit from several events catering to holiday shoppers. Shows will be Oct. 22, at St. Clement Hall; Nov. 5 & 6, at the Lucas County Rec Center; Nov. 13, at Sylvania Southview High School; Nov. 19, at St. Clement Hall; Dec. 4, at Perrysburg High School; Dec. 11, at Sunrise Banquet Center, Millbury. All shows have free admission, free parking and door prizes. Tables available for rental for any items that would be of interest to holiday shoppers. Call 419-327-9739 or 419-842-9846.
t Used books needed for annual book sale 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. Information: 419-868-1762.
t Used Book Sale at the Wolcott House Museum Complex, 1031 River Rd., Maumee, Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. If you have used books to donate, drop them off at the Maumee Valley Historical Society office, which is in the complex, Wednesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
t Bay Park Auxiliary meets the fourth Tuesday each month 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Drive, Oregon. Information: 419-690-7800.
t Bowling Green Skating Club, Adult Club, open to adults 18 & up, meets every Thursday from 8-10 p.m., information 419-878-6604, Junior Club, open to ages 5 and up, meets every Saturday from 8-11 a.m., information 419-878-3509, at the BGSU Ice Arena, Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. 4th Annual Golf Outing will be Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Perry Falls Mini Golf, 24750 North Dixie Hwy., open to the public. Cost is $10/adults and $5/children. Information: call 419-878-3509 or go to www.bgskateclub.org.
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, next dance is Sunday, Czech Hall, St. Rt. 120 & 109, Seward, OH. Dinner from 1-3 p.m. is $7, dance is $6 from 3-7 p.m. Czech bake shop, sandwiches and refreshments, no carry-in. Information: 419-644-4271 or 517-443-5523.
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: 419-385-0012 or visit www.glasscityartists.com.
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. 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 Club dances, Friday and Saturday nights, $5. Information: 419-832-9915 or 419-832-5922.
t Greater Toledo Republican Club meets the last Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at Wernert's Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884 or 419-478-0827.
t Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour, every Wednesday throughout the semester, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Student Union 3020, UT Bancroft campus. Information: 419-530-5506.
t Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4906 will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the post hall, 2161 Consaul St. Information: 419-345-4143.
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), 7:30 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. Information: 419-878-8091.
t Mom's Time, at Pilgrim Church, 1375 West Sylvania Rd., 9:30-11:30 a.m. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, all moms are welcome, childcare provided. Information: 419-478-6012.
t MOPS, Mother's of Preschoolers, is coming to Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., and will meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and again from 7-9 p.m., from September through May. For information call the church at 419-866-0773 or go to www.monclovabaptist.org.
t MOPS group at St. Pauls Lutheran Church will meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month during the school year from 9:15-11 a.m., 112 East Wayne St., Maumee. Child care is provided. Call Amy at 419-380-0365 or Lori at 419-380-8492.
t Naturalists' Camera Club of Toledo, 7:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Secor Metropark, National Center for Nature Photography, 10000 Central Ave., 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 Newborns In Need, Toledo Chapter, meets at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave., second Saturday of each month 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants quilt, knit, sew, crochet and prepare gift bags and baby items. Instructors help; all supplies provided. Information: 419-472-4667 or 419-865-4470.
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 breakfast the second Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m., Zenobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison St. In October the club will meet on the third Saturday, Oct. 15. Information: call 419-536-8525.
t PERI Chapter 90 will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit Ave., any public employee retiree and /or their spouse is welcome.
t PERI Chapter 4 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Pl., speaker is Laura of Natures Nursery. Information: 419-478-7392 or 419-382-8809.
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 River View Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary Card Party & Luncheon will be Oct. 12 at Noon, 5981 Edgewater Dr., cost is $6. Reservations by Sept. 30, call 419-726-0064.
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 Singles group at Pilgrim Church of the United Church of Christ, 1375 Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-537-9220.
t Singles Bowling League forming in Oregon beginning this fall. Information: call Mark at 419-862-0098.
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 Gem and Rockhound Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Toledo Botanical Garden Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Meetings are free and open to the public. Information: 419-531-8124 or go to www.Toledogemandrockhoundclub.com.
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 Topics Camera Club meets the first Wednesday of each month September through May at Way Public Library, 101 Indiana Ave., Perrysburg at 7 p.m. Area residents are welcome to join as beginners, intermediates or advanced photographers. Information: 419-849-3108.
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 Westchester Dance Assembly dances Dec. 16 and May 20. Guest fees are $25 per couple. All dances are held at Zenobia Hall, 1507 Madison Ave., and include hors d'oeuvres. Information: 419-849-3062.
t Westgate Toastmaster's meet Friday mornings from 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. For information visit www.toastmasters.org.
t Craft Show, Lenawee Christian School, 111 Wolf Creek Hwy., Adrian, Mich., Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $2, breakfast, lunch, child care and package parking will be available. No strollers or photographs.
t Craft Show, First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo, 6520 Pilliod Rd., Holland, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, lunch will be available.
t Craft Show at Friendship Park Senior Center, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hobbies and crafts, household items, baked goods, collectibles and lunch available. For table rental call 419-936-3079, $15 per table.
t Arts, Crafts show, bake sale, chili cookoff, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at First St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St, Oregon. Information: 419-691-0879.
t Craft Show at I.O.O.F. Hall, 8128 Summerfield Rd., Lambertville, Mich., Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 734-856-4690 or 734-856-8361.
t Crafters needed for shows at Lourdes College on Oct. 29; St. Joseph's Church Sylvania on Dec. 3; and Woodville Mall week of Dec. 16. Information: 419-335-6965 or 419-882-2027.
t Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Perrysburg Masonic, 590 East South Boundary, Perrysburg. Free admission, door prizes and refreshments. Information: 419-833-6916.
t Crafters needed for Craft Show, American Legion Auxiliary 514, American Legion Hall, 11601 Lewis Ave., Ida, Mich., Oct. 16. $15 for one table or $25 for two. Information: 734-269-3975 or 734-856-6414 or 734-269-3209.
t Arts & Craft Show, sponsored by the Women's Ministry of Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave., to benefit Newborns in Need of Northwest Ohio, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Space is still available for crafters. Free parking and free admission. Call 419-472-4667 or 419-865-4470.
t Crafters needed for St. Mark's Art and Craft Show, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handicap accessible. Crafter information: 419-693-1689 or 419-693-8554.
t Crafters needed for craft show at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr, Oregon, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables are $15, call 419-698-8819 or 419-691-9701.
t Crafters needed for craft show at Northwood Church of God, 1838 South Coy Rd., Northwood, on Nov. 5. Call Peggy at 419-693-8006.
t Crafters needed for Craft Show at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd., Nov. 4 and 5. Information: 419-472-9765.
t Crafters needed for show at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South Ave., Nov. 5, call Shirley at 419-385-6905.
t Craft and Marketplace Show, sponsored by the Airport Band Boosters, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, at Airport High School, 11270 Grafton Rd., Carleton, Mich. Spaces still available: 734-654-2159.
t Fall Craft Show, St. Anthony's Kenna Hall, 4635 St. Anthony Rd., Temperance, Mich., Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food, baked goods and hourly raffles.
t Crafters needed for fall craft show at Lutheran Home At Toledo, 131 North Wheeling St., Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 419-693-0751, ext 217.
t Crafters needed for Crafting for Literacy Craft Show, sponsored by Whiteford Agricultural Schools, Ottawa Lake, Mich., on Nov. 12. Information: 734-457-5703.
t Crafters needed for Craft Show at St. Michael's School, 510 West Front St., Monroe, Mich., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12. Call 734-269-2780.
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 Community Writers' Workshop, for area residents who enjoy writing short prose or poetry, 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Owens Community College, College Hall Room 156-D. Information: 567-661-7385 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7385.
t Community Emergency Response Teams training program will be offered Oct. 7 from 6-9 p.m. and Oct. 8 & 9 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Workforce and Community Services of Owens Community College, sponsored by Owens and the Lucas County Emergencey Management Agency and safety forces, training in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack, and is free for area residents. Information: 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7357.
t DECA Fall Competition at Owens Community College, marketing and business competition for approximately 300 Northwest Ohio high school students, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. For information call 567-661-7188 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7188.
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 classes for adults, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Burnham Building, 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. to 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, classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-9 p.m. at 7035 Madison, Holland, or Wednesdays from 12:30-8:30 p.m. at 6850 Monroe, room 210, Sylvania. Call 419-867-5763 or 419-824-8539. 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. Fast Track GED class offered beginning Sept. 27. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-4 p.m. and is designed for those who feel they are almost ready for the GED test and includes test-taking strategies, math brush-up and practice test. Information: 419-473-2364.
t Head Start registering children ages 3-5 for the coming school year, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 525 Hamilton St., Suite 205A. 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, applications accepted at the Toledo Area Ironworkers Apprenticeship Training Center, 1078 Atlantic Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. Picture ID and $10 non-refundable fee required. Information: 419-382-3080.
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 Library Workshop, to help organizations research and solicit potential donors, will be offered at the Main Library, 325 Michigan St., on Oct. 14 and 21. The cost is $50 per person and is limited to 50 people. Each program will begin at 9 a.m. For information call Linda Koss at 419-418-2292.
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 Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory family program, Fridays in September at 7:30 p.m. "Is There Anybody Out There?" Children's program on Saturdays in September at 1 p.m.: "Don't Duck, Look Up!" adults $4; children ages 3 years and older and senior citizens $3. 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 Swim Lessons at Sunshine Children's Home on Saturday mornings for able-bodied children and children with disabilities that can participate without help in the water. Second session Oct. 22-Nov. 19, $55. All classes at the Sunshine pool, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee. Registration deadline is Oct. 15. Information: 419-865-0251 ext. 3611.
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 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: 419-213-JOBS or 419-213-5627; Wood Co.: 419-352-4172.
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 STS Foundation is looking for host families for international exchange students that will attend local high schools. Students will have their own spending money and insurance and will share their customs and culture with their host families. Information, call David at 1-800-522-4678 or you can visit www.stsfoundation.org.
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 They Walked Her Before Us, a Woodland Indian Celebration, Saturday and Sunday at Buttonwood Park on River Rd./St. Rt. 65. Gates both days open at 11 a.m. and close Saturday at dusk and Sunday at 6 p.m. Douglas Blue Feather, Native Flutist, will perform, children's tent with Native American arts & crafts, wildlife tent with birds of prey, living history demonstrations. Admission is $4/adults, $2/seniors 60 and up and children 6-11, children 5 and under are free, parking $1.
t Apple Butter Stir at MacQueen Orchards, Garden and Gunn Rds., Holland, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Live entertainment, craft show, apple pie contest, kiddie rides, pony rides, Bar-B-Que chicken and ribs, cider making and more. Market hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.
t Autumn Fest in Elmore will be Saturday and Sunday in the downtown business district. Will include bake-off, auction, car show, children's games, mounted police, bike rodeo, nascar, food, entertainment and more.
t Alva Sidle Post 232 every third Friday, 5-7 p.m. at 12580 River Rd., Grand Rapids. $7.
t American Legion, 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland, every Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., lake perch, walleye, steaks, burgers, starts Oct. 7. Sunday breakfast buffet starts Oct. 9. All you can eat, $5.50 from 9 a.m.-noon. Information: 419-865-8511.
t Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post #587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., every Friday from 5-7 p.m., all you can eat for $6.
t FOE 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, regular and senior menu, smoke free, public welcome, take-outs available.
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 Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 606 will have Friday night dinners from 4-7 p.m., 3005 West Laskey Rd.
t VFW 2510, 617 Second St., Toledo, first Friday each month, 4-7 p.m. at $7.
t VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber, Holland, every Friday, 5-7 p.m., and breakfast every Saturday, 8-11 a.m.
t Fallen Timber's Corn Maze, located on Rt. 64 between Waterville and Whitehouse, is open Fridays 6-8 p.m., Saturdays 2-10 p.m. and Sundays 2-7 p.m. through Oct. 29. Families can enjoy hayrides, moonwalk bouncers, kid's games, and scavenger hunts. Admission is $7, kids 6 and under are free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to families of Toledo's 983rd Army Reserve and Katrina victims. Information: 419-878-8372.
t Haunted Forest, presented by the Airport High School Band Boosters, will begin Oct. 7 at the school, 11270 Grafton Rd., Carleton, Mich., Fridays 9-11 p.m. and Saturdays 8-11 p.m. Not suitable for small children, all tickets are $8.
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 Childbirth Education Classes to be held at Toledo Hospital Monday through Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Information: 419-291-5666.
t Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia will be topics of free presentation from 7-8 p.m. today, hosted by the Great Lakes Center for Integrative Medicine, in Toledo Hospital's Education Center, located in the basement and first floor, between Conrad Jobst Tower and Harris McIntosh Tower.
t Depression and Seniors to be topic of free lecture series in the Great Lakes Conference Center at Bay Park Community Hospital, 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon, tomorrow from 1-2 p.m. Open to the public, complimentary food and refreshments will be served. Information: 419-690-7505.
t Depression Screenings will be offered free, by the Northwest Ohio Mental Health Awareness Network, Wednesday at the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance, 2423 North Reynolds Rd., from 3-7 p.m. and at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 North Main St., Bowling Green, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
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 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 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 Mammogram screenings free to any CareNet member, by Mercy Women's Care at St. Charles, with support from the Northwest Ohio Affiliate, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Information: 419-251-4000.
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). Information: 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, 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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