t● Roast beef dinner 4-7 p.m. today at VFW Post 3265, located at 5416 North Summit St. $7 donation.
t●Spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Harbor Light Lodge 746 located at 3024 131st St. Adult/$6, child/$4.
t●Flurry of Fall Fun program offers crafts and activities for grades K-5, Wednesdays at 4 p.m., now through Oct. 26 at Point Place branch library, 2727 117th St.
t●Point Place Writers Group 9:30-11 a.m. every Saturday through Dec. 10 at Point Place branch library, 2727 117th St. Coffee and writing exercises, discussion, and ideas on getting work published. Information: Nina, 419-726-2283.
t●Into the Wild, a novel by Jon Krakauer, is the book selection for the 1 p.m. Oct. 13 discussion at Point Place branch library, 2727 117th St. Copies of the book available at the library.
t●The World War I Years: film series and discussion on American in the Great War, 6:30 p.m. every Thursday from today through Nov. 10 at Toledo-Lucas Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Today: The Road to War. Free.
t●The Toledo Ice professional basketball team will meet the public 4 p.m. Tuesday at Mott branch library, 1085 Dorr St. and again 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine St. Also at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Locke branch library, 806 Main St. Get autographs; meet the dance team and mascot at this Rebound for Reading program.
t●Murder Mystery cruises on the Sandpiper, featuring "Random Acts," noon-2 p.m. Oct. 12, also 7-9 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 16. $33 and $36. Reservations: 419-537-1212.
t●Research family history using vital records, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 North Michigan St., in the SkyBank meeting room. Learn how to get family information from birth, marriage, divorce, and death records. Basic Genealogy: learn how to research Ohio records, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the library's McMaster Center. Registration required for both programs: 419-259-5233. Free.
t●Yellow lake perch/prime rib, every Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at Zenobia Shriners, 1511 Madison Ave. All you can eat perch. $12.
t●Breakfast and bake sale, 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday at VFW Post 5530 located at 415 East Central Ave. Pigs in a blanket dinner, 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at $7 donation.
t●Pancake Day, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday 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●Polish dinner/Polka Mass: Oct. 15 at St. Adalbert Parish, 3233 Lagrange St. Mass at 4 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing through the evening to "Touch of Brass." Tickets, $15.
t●Barbecue rib dinner, noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South Ave. Cost, $7. Reservations due Sunday; call 419-385-5339.
t●Trees and leaves presentation for grades K-5 by a Metroparks naturalist, 3:30 p.m. today at Lagrange branch library, 3422 Lagrange St. Reptiles on Wheels visit at 3;30 p.m. Oct. 13. Free.
t●Rummage sale, pork roast dinner, crafts: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, 2440 South Ave. Tables available: 419-385-7459.
t●Greek Community rummage sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Greek Community Center, 740 North Superior St. Furniture, clothing, toys, household items and more.
t● "Read Off Your Fines," program for library users up to age 17 to pay off their fines with reading: now through Nov. 30 at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library locations. For every 15 minutes of reading, earn one "library dollar" to pay off overdue fines on library cards. Contact your branch library for a schedule of reading times.
t●Homework helper for grades K-6: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. each week at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Also from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at Lagrange branch library, 3422 Lagrange St. Free.
t●Tea in the Solarium, Wildwood Preserve Manor House, noon to 3 p.m. today at Enjoy the fall colors, a cup of warming tea and sandwiches and desserts. Cost: $6 per serving. Additional items 60 cents each. Reservations accepted for special needs patrons or parties of six or more.
t●Euchre tournament 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Knights of Columbus Hall, 4256 Secor Rd. $5.
t●Rummage/bake sales: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today-tomorrow, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, bag sale day, at Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave. Lunch available. Also, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today-tomorrow and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, bag day, at St. James Lutheran Church, 4727 West Sylvania Ave. Proceeds to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
t●Rummage sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday at Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy. Clothing, kitchen and electronic items, games, bikes, furniture.
t●●Book sale: 1-4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 15-16 at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. Bag sales, $3, on Oct. 16.
t●Fear Factor at Mott branch library: grades 6-12 compete to see who is the most fearless in terms of food and strength, 3:30 p.m. Monday at 1085 Dorr St. Karaoke Cafe for teens, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Open mike night for singers, rappers, poets, and comedians.
t●Teens vote for their favorite books of 2005, on-line at the West Toledo branch library 1320 Sylvania Ave., or anywhere else, Oct. 16-22. Website address provided by the library.
t●Digging up the Past at Sanger branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. "Village of the Fire Nation," 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, takes a look at an archaeological excavation at Indian Hills in Rossford and at finds in Canada. "Ancient America: Ancient Woodlands," 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18, discusses the Indian mounds and life in the region before 1492. Co-sponsored by the University of Toledo Anthropological Society. "Cahokia Mounds: Ancient Metropolis" at the Caholia Mounds State Historic Site on the Mississippi River, will be discussed 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Registration required for all programs: 419-259-5295.
t●Especially for Seniors: A Taste of Autumn, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Ward Pavilion, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at 5100 West Central Ave. Slide show of autumn colors; fresh cider served. Optional nature walk. Groups need to register: 419-407-9700. An Evening of Brahms, Wildwood Manor House, 7;30 p.m. Tuesday. Piano and clarinet rendition of popular Brahms work. Open to all.
t●Library teen volunteers needed 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Washington branch library, 5560 Harvest Lane. Earn service hours; refreshments provided. S'mores and Spooky Stories for teens, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18.
t● National Pretzel Month taste test, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14-15 at West Toledo branch library, 1320 Sylvania Ave. For grades K-5. Free.