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Bowling Green

t●Blood drive noon-6 p.m. Monday at St. Mark Lutheran, 315 South College Dr.

t●Community Reads: Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini book discussion, 7 p.m. Tuesday, led by Mohammed Dadfar of Bowling Green State University, at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St.

t●Crime fiction authors, Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart, and William Kent Krueger, known as the "Minnesota Crime Wave" on their book tours, will be at the WCD Public Library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, 251 North Main St., promoting their books, and discussing the writing process. Copies of their works will be available for purchase from the Friends of the Library. Light refreshments provided. Information: 419-352-5104.

t●PBS Program Club, brown bag series of videos and discussion at the WCD Public Library, 251 North Main St. Oct. 13: Ketchup King of Condiments video at 11 a.m. Bag lunch and discussion follow at 11:30 a.m.

t●Monday Mysteries book club and Romance Readers book group meet on alternate Mondays at 7 p.m. at the WCD Public Library, 251 North Main St. Oct. 17: Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer. Oct. 24: In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming. Information: 419-352-5104 or visit www.wcdpl.lib.oh.us for full schedules.

t Life Travels book group meets 4 p.m. the last Wednesday each month at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 North Main St. Oct. 26: Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. ●Information: 419-352-5104 for the full reading schedule.

Holland

t●Book discussion group: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman at 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd.

t●Fall rummage/bake sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today-tomorrow and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd. Saturday, bag sales.

t●Family Time puppet show 7 p.m. today at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Joyce Davis and puppets present, "Theodore, Afraid of the Dark." Registration required: 419-259-5240. Teen advisory board for grades 6-12, meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 to help plan programs.

t●Blood drives: 1-6 p.m. tomorrow at Providence Lutheran, 8030 Airport Hwy., and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Club 16 located at 316 South King Rd.

.t●Social Security and Medicare prescription costs, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Registration required. Information: 1-800-772-1213.

Maumee

tSide Cut Explorer, Side Cut Metropark, riverview area, 10 a.m. Tuesday, 1025 West River Rd. Take a ride on the tram along the Maumee River to enjoy beautiful views and wildlife. All ages welcome. Limit: 12- to 15-passengers. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations: 419-407-9700..

t●Pancake breakfast by St. Joseph's Maumee Boosters, 7:30 a.m.-noon Monday at the church community center, 104 West Broadway. Adult/$5, child/$2.

t●Rummage sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church community center, 120 West Broadway. Use back service entrance in alley off Allen Street. Clothing, housewares, more.

t●Blood drive: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12, St. Lukes Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd., and noon-6 p.m. Oct. 14, Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St.

Perrysburg

t●577 Foundation at 577 East Front St. 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●Bicyling along the Danube River, a slide show by Gary and Jan Samples, 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Free,

t●Medicare's new prescription drug program: explained by the Social Security Administration, 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave.

Reynolds

Corners

t●Campfire Tales for grades K-5 at Reynolds Corners branch library, 7 p.m. today and Oct. 13 and again Thursdays Oct. 20-Nov. 10. Tales around the campfire, games, activities. Family party, Oct. 13 and Nov. 10. Call 419-259-5320 to register.

Rossford

t●Old time barn dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday 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●Youth art show noon-4 p.m. Sunday 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 those designated 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●Rossford Halloween parade: 2 p.m. Oct. 30 starting from Veterans Memorial Park at the end of Hannum Avenue and ending at Rossford High School fieldhouse. Float and costume judging at 12:45 p.m. before the parade begins. Individuals or groups interested in taking part in the parade, call Heather, 419-666-5262, ext. 191.

t●Fitness classes available at the Rossford Recreation Center, 400 Dixie Hwy. Also, crafts, hunter education class, learning Spanish, and art classes.

Swanton

t●Autumn Adventure: Walking Off Weight and Stress, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 4139 Girdham Rd. A health professional discusses walking safety, including protection from sun, heat and injuries. Take hiking shoes and water for a fitness walk. Reservations: 419-407-9702.

t●Adult book discussion: P.S., I Love You by Cecelia Ahern will be discussed 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St.

t●Animania films: three Japanese television anime films shown 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St. Japanese refreshments served. Reservations: 419-826-2760.

t●Teens Work off library fines at the Swanton Public Library by stopping by the libray in October and signing up. Anyone in grades 6-12 work foff ines and/or earn a new library card. Get $2.50 credit for each 1/2-hour you work. Information: 419-826-2760.

t●Kitty Cat Capers at Swanton Public Library for grades K-2, from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 21, 305 Chestnut St. Hear kitty stories, make a kitty craft, and play kitty games. Register: 419-826-2760.

Waterville

t●Paws to Read: grades K-4 read to a therapy dog in 15-minute sessions, between 7-8 p.m. today and again Oct. 13 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Sign up: 419-878-3055. ●Preschool yoga for ages 3-5 with an adult companion, 10-10:30 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 28. Register now.

t●Car wash to benefit Anthony Wayne High School hockey team, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Waterville Bodyworks, 815 Michigan St.

tMaumee River Canoe Float, tomorrow afternoon, Farnsworth Metropark boat launch parking lot, 8505 South River Rd. Enjoy a trip around Missionary Island led by a Metroparks naturalist. Canoes provided by Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. Minors must be in the same canoe with adult partner, and PFD must be worn at all times. Reservations/instructions: 419-407-9709.

t●Pizza and Pages for Teens, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the library, for grades 6-12. Pizza and converstion about the books you want to read in the future. Call now to register: 419-878-3055..

t●Soup and pie supper: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Waterville American Legion Hall, 210 Mechanic St. $5 for all the soup you wish, and pie. Next suppers, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

t●Energy Boosters, a workshop: 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. How to boost energy, reduce stress. Registration: 419-878-3055.

Whitehouse

Wood County

t●Stepping Stones: A Natural Journey through Grief, a program for children who have lost a loved one, Sunday at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve.

Toledo

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● "Read Off Your Fines:" library users up to age 17 can pay off their fines with reading, now through Nov. 30 at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library locations. For every 15 minutes of reading, library users earn one "library dollar" to pay off overdue fines. Contact your branch for a schedule.

t●The Toledo Ice professional basketball team meets 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. Get autographs; meet the dance team and mascot at this Rebound for Reading program. Free.

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. Meet at Jefferson Street docks. Reservations: 419-537-1212.

t●Puppet show by Joyce Davis for grades K-5, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, South branch library, 1736 Broadway. Teen advisory board, 4 p.m. today, crafts. Teen Media Quest preliminaries, 4 p.m. Oct. 13, to form teams to compete in the trivia contest to be held 2-4 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Main Library.

t●Digging up the Past, at Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. "Village of the Fire Nation," 7 p.m. Monday, takes a look at an excavation at Indian Hills in Rossford and at finds in Canada. Registration required: 419-259-5307.

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●Highland Heights Neighborhood Association will meet 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Highland Park shelter house, Shasta and Finch streets. Agenda: Park Watch, graffiti, preventing dumping in Swan Creek, a carryout liquor license, other concerns. Information: Don, 419-382-6500.

t●Rummage sale, pork roast dinner, crafts: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 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. today-tomorrow and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. Free refreshments.

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●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, Discounts for policemen, firefighters, and military in uniform.

t●Spaghetti dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Faith Community Church, 1201 South Byrne Rd.

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●Yellow lake perch/prime rib, every Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at Zenobia Shriners, 1511 Madison Ave. $12.

Areawide

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 567-661-272.

t Afternoon Tea in the Wolcott House, hosted by the Maumee Valley Historical Society, 1031 River Rd., Maumee, Oct. 12 from 1-2:30 p.m. Sandwiches and treats and a tour of "Stitches Through Time: An Exhibit of Quilting and Quilt Making." $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Reservations: 419-893-9602.

t Fight Against Domestic Violence is the theme of a 5K walk/run hosted by the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority at The University of Toledo on Oct. 29 beginning at 9 a.m. $8 for students and $10 for adults. Register at www.toledoroadrunners.org. All proceeds will go to the Bethany House.

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 Dinner Dance by Echoes of Poland Folk Song & Dance Ensemble, Inc., Oct. 29 from 6 p.m.-midnight at 5255 North Detroit Ave. $20 in advance or $25 at the door. A buffet dinner will be served followed by dancing. Information: 419-531-8658.

t DeVilbiss Hall of Fame Banquet, Oct. 28, social hour starts at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St. $35 if postmarked by Oct. 15; $40 thereafter. Information: DeVilbiss Alumni, P. O. Box 2448, Toledo, Ohio, 43606; or halloffame@devilbissalumni.org.

Benefits

t City-wide 50/50 Raffle sponsored by The Thomas M. Wernert Center for Mental Health Recovery and Support. Tickets are $1 or six for $5 and are available at the center, 208 West Woodruff. Drawing Oct. 31 at noon. Proceeds benefit the center to match a $7,500 grant from The Stranahan Foundation. Information: 419-242-3000.

t Volvo for Life Days, to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand, a national pediatric cancer charity, Oct. 8-16, at Ed Schmidt Volvo. For every test drive taken, Ed Schmidt Volvo will donate $20 on behalf of the driver to the charity. Visitors can buy cups of lemonade. Ed Schmidt will donate 100 percent of funds raised to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

t Walk for Diabetes begins with registration and check-in at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Toledo Zoo. The 1.5-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. 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 Walk for the Mind of America at the Erie Street Market on Saturday with check-in at 9 a.m. One of 35 being held across the United States to raise awareness and money for the treatment and recovery programs for people with mental illness. Sponsored by National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Toledo chapter. Information: 419-243-1119, ext. 14 or go to www.namitoledo.org.

t●Franciscan Care Center building improvements benefit features desserts, entertainment, silent auction 7-10 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Franciscan Theatre and Conference Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. Tickets, $15 each or $25 per couple. Tickets at the door are $20. Advance tickets: 419-882-6582.

t Pet Howl-O-Ween Party to benefit the Toledo-Lucas County Humane Society at Karnik Pet Lodge, 2921 Fairbanks Ave. Oct. 15 from 9 a.m.-noon. Dress up your pet and compete in various categories: $10. Paw readings, dog adoptathon, treats for pets and pet owners and a raffle. Information: 419-841-6621.

t Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will benefit from several events catering to holiday shoppers. Oct. 22, at St. Clement Hall; 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: 419-327-9739 or 419-842-9846.

t Clothe-A-Child program, administered by the Christ Child Society of Toledo, will provide warm winter clothing for over 700 Head Start preschoolers. Kidzwear, an outgrowth of Clothe-A-Child, is also providing gently-used clothing to Head Start siblings. Distribution for both programs will be at the Mercy Professional Building, 2238 Jefferson Ave. from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and Dec. 3 and 10. Information: 419-251-1218.

Books

t Dawn Hall, award-winning author known for motivating and inspiring healthy eating and healthy lifestyles, will speak about Love Starts In The Kitchen, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Elks, 137 West Wayne St., Maumee. Sponsored by Women of Grace Ministries. Tickets are $35 which includes lunch and a cook book of your choice. Information: 419-332-1001.

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.

Clubs

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 Clubs at the BGSU Ice Arena, Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. 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. Golf Outing is Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Perry Falls Mini Golf, 24750 North Dixie Hwy. Open to the public. $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 Conn-Weisenberger dance Oct. 16, 2020 West Alexis Rd., doors open at 1 p.m., lunch at 2 p.m. and dance from 3-7 p.m. Members are $6 and guests are $9. Information: 419-478-6068 or 419-476-5851.

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. 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 to VFW Post 606 will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at the home post, 3005 Laskey Rd., for information call Kate at 419-476-0114. Euchre every Thursday night at the post.

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 Mother's of Preschoolers, Monclova Road Baptist Church, 7819 Monclova Rd., meets 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. Information: 419-866-0773 or go to www.monclovabaptist.org.

t MOPS group at St. Paul's 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: 419-380-0365 or 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 Polish National Alliance Lodge 520 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lagrange Branch of Toledo-Lucas County Library, 3422 Lagrange. Information: 419-255-1898.

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 Wednesday at Noon, 5981 Edgewater Dr., cost is $6, 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 Astronomical Association will meet in the fourth floor classroom of McMaster Hall on the main campus of the University of Toledo at 7 p.m. tomorrow. At 7:30 there will be a presentation by David Horne, Mars Global Surveyor's Martian Marathon. All meetings are free and open to the public.

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 luncheon will be Oct. 13 in the Oregon room at St. Charles Hospital with doors opening at 11:45 a.m. and a buffet lunch served at 12:15 p.m. Laurie DeLauter will speak on how to "Balance Your Hormones - Balance Your Life". Information: call 419-666-3728.

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 Women's Connection West, Harvest Auction and Bake Sale Luncheon will be Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., reservations are needed by Oct. 12, cost is $12. Call 419-867-1220. Complimentary nursery is available.

Concerts

t Concert with Lance Luce, internationally acclaimed theatre organist, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Historic Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St. He will perform on the former Rivoli & State Theatres' Marr & Colton Theatre Pipe Organ, now maintained and preserved by the Toledo Area Theatre Organ Society. $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 Heywood Banks will perform for Hurricane Katrina Relief at The Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St., at 8 p.m. on Oct. 14. All reserve seating, $20 or $15. Information: 419-241-6785.

Crafts

t Craft Show at Friendship Park Senior Center, Saturday 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. Saturday 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., Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 734-856-4690 or 734-856-8361.

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 Fall Craft Show at East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St., Oct. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All crafts are homemade. Information: 419-691-2254.

t Harvest Thyme Craft Show, presented by The Toledo Craftsman's Guild, will be at Sommerset Bingo Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd., Oct. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be homemade crafts, dried and floral arrangements, seasonal and yard decorations, country crafts and more. Admission and parking are free.

t Christmas in the Country Arts and Craft Show, American Legion Auxiliary 514, American Legion Hall, 11601 Lewis Ave., Ida, Mich., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16. All day raffles, homemade soups and sandwiches. Information: 734-269-3975 or 734-854-5634.

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 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. Information: 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. Information: 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. Information: 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. Information: 734-269-2780.

t Crafters needed for craft show at Northwood High School on Nov. 12. For information call 419-693-0827.

Education

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 is free for area residents. Information: 567-661-7357.

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 Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., on Oct. 14 and 21. $50 per person. Each program will begin at 9 a.m. Information:419-418-2292.

t Lifelong Learning Classes forming in October and November for adults at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. Sessions in Art, Real Estate, Tai Chi, CPR, computers and more. Information: 734-847-0559.

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 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 Science Star Search, a workshop for students, parents and teachers, to be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. The program, held in conjunction with the Northwest Ohio District 2 Science Day, offers ideas to help students grades 7-12 chose a subject and prepare for the upcoming science fair season. Free and open to the public, registration is required. For information and to register: 419-259-5209.

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.

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: 419-213-JOBS or 419-213-5627; Wood Co.: 419-352-4172.

Exchange

students

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.

Festivals

t Fall Festival at Olde Schoolhouse Commons, 8336 Monroe Rd., Lambertville, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, featuring basket weaving, carving demonstrations, chir caning, quilting, face painting, dulcimer music and more. Admission and parking are free.

t Perrysburg Heritage Days, presented by the Perrysburg Area Historic Museum, Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the grounds of the 1894 Commodore School, 140 East Indiana Ave. Participants will include re-enactors, craftsmen, displays, musical entertainment, antique and reproduction dealers and children's tent. Trash or Treasure Roadshow will have appraisers in the school cafeteria. Admission to the festival is free, appraisals are $5.

t Big Stir and Applebutter Fest, Kryder Farm at 4-862 County Rd. P, Grand Rapids, Ohio, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The day is filled with cooking, stirring and canning the four large kettles of applebutter as well as a potluck lunch at noon. Information: 419-832-1202.

t Dozynki Harvest Celebration, for Toledo Poznan Alliance, Sunday at 2 p.m. at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center, 1460 Woodville Rd. Authentic Polish cuisine, entertainment and socializing. For information and reservations call Rosalie Hinde at 419-841-2909 or Janet Gawle at 734-847-1504.

t Traditional Pow Pow, presented by American Indian Intertribal Association of Toledo, 1-10 p.m. Oct. 15 and 1-5 p.m. Oct. 16, at Summit Hall, 6182 North Summit St., Point Place, featuring Indian dancing, singing, arts, foods and face painting. Admission is $6/adults, $4/seniors and students, $3/children ages 6-12 and 5 and under are free. Information: 419-249-2601.

t●Fall Festival at Holy Trinity, St. Rt. 64 and U.S. 20, Swanton, will be held Oct. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Turkey or beef dinner, Bingo, raffles and more. Information: 419-644-4014.

Fish Fries

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 Fraternal Order of Elks 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 Joseph W. Diehn American Legion Post, 5580 Centennial Rd., 5-7 p.m. tomorrow. Assistant 2nd Vice Commander, John Marshall, requests members, auxiliary and Son's squadron to call 419-882-8090 or stop in to volunteer.

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 Mayfair-Plymouth Church men's group on Oct. 7 and 21, and Nov. 4, from 5-7 p.m., 5253 Bennett Rd. $6/adults and $4/children under 12, dine in or carry out. Information: 419-476-7093.

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 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 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd., 4:30-7 p.m. tomorrow, $7.

t VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber, Holland, every Friday, 5-7 p.m., and breakfast every Saturday, 8-11 a.m.

Halloween

t Fallen Timber's Corn Maze 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. 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 Corn Maze at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, 7133 Seaman Rd., Oregon, 5-Acre maze, 3 smaller mazes, farm animals, hayrides, cider and donuts. Free prize to anyone who wears a costume. Open daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visit www.fleitzpumpkinfarm.com.

t Haunted Forest, presented by the Airport High School Band Boosters, will begin tomorrow 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 Spooktacular, Cruise In/Fall Festival in Loop Park, East Perry and Dixon streets, Walbridge, on Saturday. Equestrian shows from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Middle Ages demonstrations, car show with registration at 4 p.m. (no fee), car decorating, lighting, costume contests, 50/50 drawing and hay rides. Information: 419-666-0554 or 419-666-2583.

t Halloween Bingo Bash and costume contest at Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, 10542 Fremont Pike, 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and is free and open to the public. Costumes are optional, prizes for the funniest, most creative and best costume.

t All Hallows Eve 3-10 p.m. Oct. 22 at Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, 16248 Wapakoneta Rd. Arts and crafts and live demonstrations. At dusk, pumpkin path lit and the night will come alive with storytellers, bonfires and hayrides. Carve pumpkins, picnic, enjoy canoeing, fishing with cane poles or throwing tomahawks. $2.50 per child or senior citizen; $5 per adult or $10 per family. Children ages 4 and under are free. Information: 419-509-0095.

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 Attention Deficit Disorder Program for adults, being offered by Gorillas & Gazelles LLC, 330 Louisiana Ave., Suite B., Oct. 17 and 19 from 4:30-9 p.m. The two-day program is designed for the parents and spouses of individuals with A.D.D. and there are no age limits for participation. Register by Oct. 14. For more information on this and other programs, visit www.gorillas-gazelles.com, or call 419-874-0000 or 1-877-874-0011.

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 CPR Class being offered by the Mercy Memorial Hospital System Education department on Monday from 5-9 p.m. at 718 North Macomb St., Monroe, Mich. No prior medical knowledge is necessary. Register by calling 734-240-4470 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.

Reunions

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Support Groups

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Volunteers

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