t Three Artists: Mania Dajnak, Mai Curtis, Mary Weis, Art Exhibition in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery, Owens Community College. Gallery open Monday to Saturday. For times call 567-661-272.
t Art Bazaar, at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., area artists will be exhibiting and selling baskets, ceramics, drawings, glass, handbags, jewelry, paintings and other works of art. Free to the public. Lunch available for purchase.
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 Glasgow Reed Organ Series, part of the Fayette Artist Series, begins on Nov. 6. Robin Bloomburg and Team Fiddle with Terry Jankowski of Monroe on the organ, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Opera House, 105 East Main St., Fayette. Family pass is $35 for the series, individual pass for $20, senior citizen pass is $15, general admission $8, seniors and students $6, ages 5 and under are $3. Information: 419-237-3111 or www.fayetteoperahouse.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: For more information: 419-862-0098.
t Dinner dance by Echoes of Poland Folk Song & Dance Ensemble Inc., Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to midnight at 5255 North Detroit Ave. $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Buffet dinner and dancing. If you are interested in more information, call: 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. $40 after Oct. 15. Information: DeVilbiss Alumni, P. O. Box 2448, Toledo, Ohio 43606; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
t Sylvania Community Arts Commission Orchestra seeks new members for November concert. All instruments are needed, especially violin, viola, cello, and base. High school students are welcome with teacher's recommendation. Rehearsals are Thursdays 7-9 p.m. at McCord Junior High School in Sylvania. For more information, please call: 419-517-0118 or email email@example.com.
t City-wide 50-50 raffle sponsored by The Thomas M. Wernert Center for Mental Health Recovery and Support. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5, 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 Fall sale of bulbs sponsored by The Friends Of The Wood County Parks, order forms are available at the website: www.wcnet.org/~fwcp or by calling 419-353-1897 or 1-800-321-1897. Proceeds will help build a greenhouse. Pick-up on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at park headquarters on Mercer Rd.
t Halloween treat books sold at Wendy's to benefit the Adopt America Network which aids in finding homes for the children waiting in foster care. Books available during October for $1, and contain 10 coupons for free Jr. Frostys, redeemable at Wendy's nationwide.
t Candlelight buffet dinner, benefits Providence Lutheran Church's Family Life Center Fund, Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. Tickets, $20, in advance only: 419-865-4548.
t Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will benefit from several events catering to holiday shoppers. Saturday, at St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 5 and 6 at the Lucas County Recreation 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 of interest to holiday shoppers: 419-327-9739.
t A Wheel Halloween Dance, benefits the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association and Disability Association, Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at the Franciscan Center Gymnasium at Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Costumes are strongly encouraged, prizes for most original adult and child costume. Light refreshments and pop provided, cash bar available. For ages 3 and up, cost is $10 per person. Tickets information: Deb Burke, 419-389-6678.
t Masquerade Ball, benefits the Latin American Development Committee, Saturday at The Emporium, 25 South Huron St., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., $15 per person, $25 per couple or $5 per senior. Information: 419-244-5515.
t Annual Lebanese dinner, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd, sponsored by the St. George Ladies Benevolent Society. Dinner includes stuffed grape leaves, baked kibbee, green beans, and meat over rice, meat pies, salad, beverages, and baklawa. Tickets, $12 adults, $6 children. Carry out: 419-475-7054.
t Lunch with the Goblins, hosted by The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio, Oct. 29 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Costume contest, haunted hallway, music and a story telling witch. All area families are invited, cost is $7 per person. All proceeds benefit programs offered to the community by The Epilepsy Center. Information: 419-867-5950.
t Clothe-A-Child program, administered by the Christ Child Society of Toledo, provides 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. All families must be referred by Head Start who can provide vouchers to qualified families. Distribution for both programs will be at the Mercy Professional Building, 2238 Jefferson Ave. noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and Dec. 3 and 10. Information: 419-251-1218.
t Zenobia benefit, Oct. 29 in Zenobia Hall, 1511 Madison Ave., with a Country Cuzzin Hoedown, southern style buffet, Nashville music by Duane Micheals and entertainment by humorist Jennie Buser. Price:$15 per person; dress: country casual , doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets call Margaret Emch at 419-849-3062.
t Dracula's Drain the Vein Blood Drive, October 31, at COSI Toledo, in partnership with The American Red Cross. The Red Cross anticipates a shortage of blood in the coming months due to medical procedures put on hold in the Gulf Coast region in the wake of Katrina. For an appointment, visit www.givelife.org/index.cfm?Sponsor=COSI or call 419-244-2674 ext. 247.
t Book sale by the American Association of University Women, Toledo Branch, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 20-22, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23, at Westgate Shopping Center in the space formerly occupied by Thackeray's bookstore. Preview sale Oct. 20 from 8-10 a.m., $10 admission. Proceeds for educational programs and grants for women attending college or for programs promoting women's education. Information: 419-868-1762.
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. to 2 p.m. at Perry Falls Mini Golf, 24750 North Dixie Hwy. Open to the public. $10 adults and $5 children. Information: 419-878-3509 or visit 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 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. Public welcome, mini project each month. 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.
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 Lions Club of Bedford dinner meeting, first and third Wednesday each month at Erie Restaurant, 9788 Dixie, Erie, Mich. Information: 734-856-7985.
t Lucas County Retired Teachers meet at noon Oct. 27 at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Ann Hanning, executive director of ORTA shares ways to influence legislators. Lunch available for $17, reservations required by today, call 419-826-7342.
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. to 3 p.m. Participants quilt, knit, sew, crochet and prepare gift bags and baby items. Instructors help; supplies provided. Information: 419-472-4667.
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. Information: call 419-536-8525.
t P.E.R.I. Chapt. #93 meets Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 South Wheeling St., Oregon.
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 St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary meets Monday at 10 a.m. in the Hospital Auditorium. Lunch follows, cost is $4. Visitors are invited and all are asked to wear orange and black.
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 to begin Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Information: call Mark at 419-862-0098.
t Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Roger Bresnahan/Mud Hens Chapter, will meet Saturday at 4 p.m. in The Roost at Fifth Third Field. After the meeting we will watch the first game of the World Series. There will be an admission charged to cover food and drink. Information: 419-882-1301.
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. 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 Polish Genealogy Society meets Saturday at the Lagrange Branch Library, 3422 Lagrange St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. New members always welcome. Visit our web site: www.geocities/TPGS.02 for information.
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 VFW Post 4906, Ladies Auxiliary, will have an inspection meeting on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at the post hall, 2161 Consaul. They are also collecting non-perishable items for "Helping Hands" of Toledo which can be dropped off at the post Oct. 22-Nov. 7.
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 Wood County Chapter of OGS will meet on Tuesday at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main, Bowling Green, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
t Clayton Miller Blues Band, award-winning family band, ages 11-22, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Mainstage Theatre at Owens Community College. Information: 567-661-2787,
t Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra performs at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Mainstage Theatre at Owens Community College. Information: 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. ARTS.
t Craft Show and Ethnic Food Fest at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 738 Glenwood Rd., Rossford, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, church tours given throughout the day. Information: 419-662-3922 or 419-693-9019.
t Craft bazaar and luncheon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Anthony Wayne Trail and Sherwood, in the Activities Center.
t Crafters needed for Harvest Festival at Erie United Methodist Church, 1100 East Samaria Rd., Erie, Mich., Saturday. One table is $25, $20 for each additional space with table. Call 734-847-1503.
t Craft Show, Madison Middle School, 3498 Treat Hwy., Adrian, Mich., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, sponsored by the Lenawee 4-H Council.
t Autumn Fest Craft show, Saturday at the Pemberville American Legion, Front St. and Memorial Dr., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food available, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and free parking.
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 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. to 4 p.m. Space is still available for crafters. 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.
t Crafters needed for show at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr, Oregon, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables, $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, hourly raffles.
t Crafters needed for 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. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Information: 734-269-2780.
t Crafters needed for show at Northwood High School on Nov. 12. Information: 419-693-0827.
t Craft show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13. at SS. Peter & Paul Church Parish Hall, 728 South St. Clair St. to benefit Queen of Apostles School. Holiday crafts and gifts, 50/50 raffle, lunch and bake sale.
t ACT testing from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-128 at Owens Community College. Information: 567-661-7547 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7547.
t Art classes with Jan Revill Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Frog Towne Square Bay at the Erie Street Market, 237 South Erie St. Cost is $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 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. to 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. 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. Bring 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 tomorrow at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., $50 per person. Program begins 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 Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory at the University of Toledo, family program, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 11, "Women in Astronomy". Children's program on Saturdays in October at 1 p.m.: "The Moon Witch", 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 Saturday classes for children ages 8-12 offered at the Wolcott House, 1031 River Rd., Maumee. Nov. 12 class features making a Thanksgiving treat and Dec. 10 make Christmas decorations. Classes are from 10 a.m. to noon, registration deadline is the Friday before the class. Cost is $10 per child. Call 419-893-9602.
t Science Star Search, a workshop for students, parents and teachers, offered at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Held in conjunction with the Northwest Ohio District 2 Science Day the workshop offers ideas to help students grades 7-12 chose a subject and prepare for the upcoming science fairs. Free open to the public, however, registration is required. Registration: 419-259-5209.
t Transfer Fair for area residents and Owens students at Owens Community College from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today in the Galleria Complex. Information: 567-661-7189 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7189.
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 Fall Job Fair at Owens Community College at the Student Health and Activities Center will take place from noon to 4 p.m. today. Area residents and students invited to learn about various career opportunities throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Information: 567-661-7617 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7617.
t Employment Resource Center 10 a.m. to 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 other countries. Call 419-344-0466.
t STS Foundation is looking for host families for international exchange students that will attend local high schools. Students have their own spending money and insurance and will share their customs and culture with their host families. Information: David at 1-800-522-4678 or 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 Pumpkin-A-Rama, the City of Toledo's annual Fall Festival, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at International Park by the Docks, Ssomething for all ages including, $2 river boat ride, trick or treating on the Willis B. Boyer from 1-3 p.m., fall produce and decorations for sale, straw maze, wagon and pony rides, free pumpkins and picture opportunities.
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. Sunday breakfast buffet, $5.50 from 9 a.m. to noon. Information: 419-865-8511.
t Amvets 1010 fish fry at VFW # 3265, 5416 North Summit, Point Place, every Friday through Nov. 18, $6. Information: 419-726-2289.
t Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post #587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., every Friday from 5-7 p.m., $6.
t Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, regular and senior menu, smoke-free.
t Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. All you can eat Pollock $6.50; prime rib, crab legs, shrimp and chicken available. Saturday dinners 5-8 p.m. for $6.95, open to the public.
t Mayfair-Plymouth Church men's group tomorrow and Nov. 4, from 5-7 p.m., 5253 Bennett Rd. Adults $6, children under age 12 $4. Carry out available. 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. to noon, $4. Open to the public.
t Rossford Eagles, 658 Lime City, 5-7:30 p.m. $7.50.
t St. Paul's Episcopal Church 798 Coy Rd., Oregon, 4-7 p.m. tomorrow, all-you-can-eat Alaskan Walleye. Cost: Adults $7.75, children $3.50.
t VFW Post 606, Ladies Auxiliary, 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., $7.
t VFW Post 2898, 3925 West Alexis Rd., all you can eat fish fry tomorrow for $7. Information: 419-473-9649.
t VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber, Holland, every Friday, 5-7 p.m., and breakfast every Saturday, 8-11 a.m.
t VFW Post 7574, 122 West Morenci St., Lyons, tomorrow 5-7 p.m. $7/adults and $3.50/children 6-12, age 5 and under &90 and over free.
t Halloween Bingo Bash and costume contest at Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, 10542 Fremont Pike, 2-3:30 p.m. today, free and open to the public. Costumes are optional, prizes for the funniest, most creative and best costume.
t Garrison Ghost Walk, tour Fort Meigs with an 1812 guide and experience the spookier side of this historic place, Oct 21, 22, 28 and 29, starting at 7 p.m. running every 15 minutes. Tours last 45 minutes to an hour. Admission: Adults $6, students $2, ages 5 and under free. Proceeds benefit Fort Meigs' volunteer organization, the Old Northwest Military History Association. Reservations required: call 419-874-4121 or visit www.ohiohistory.org or www.fortmeigs.org.
t Halloween Boo Cruise, on the Sandpiper, Oct. 21-30, weekdays at 5, 5:45, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, 5, 5:45, 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Departs Jefferson Street Dock, reservations: 419-537-1212.
t Safe Trick or Treat Night by Swan Pointe Care Center, 3600 Butz Rd., 6-8 p.m. tomorrow. Trick or treat at 6 p.m. with costume judging at 7:30 p.m. Prizes for best witch, prettiest costume and most original. Cider and donuts provided. Information: 419-867-7926.
t Trick or Treat @ the Market, Pumpkin Fest, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Farmers Market of Toledo and the Erie Street Market. Children's Trick or Treat 10 a.m. to noon, children's pumpkin decorating and carving from 10-11:30 a.m., costume contest at 11 a.m., pumpkin carving contest at 11:30 a.m. and best apple and pumpkin pie contest at noon. Music by Ten Mile Creek from 9 a.m. to noon and cider and donuts available inside the Erie Street Market with a children's activity area.
t Halloween Adventure Barn for children, at Sunshine Acres, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Children meet the llamas, goats, miniature donkeys and rabbits, participate in Halloween games and crafts, and hayrides and refreshments available for purchase for $2, free for children age 2 and under. Costumes optional. Information: 419-865-0251 ext. 3542.
t Family Fun Night at the South Toledo YMCA, Oct. 28 from 7-9 p.m., 1226 Woodsdale Park Dr. Event features arts and crafts, swimming and family activities. Costumes welcome. Cost: $3 for Max members and $5 for non-members. Register by Sunday. Information: 419-385-9622.
t Fallen Timber's Corn Maze on Rt. 64 between Waterville and Whitehouse, 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, scavenger hunts. Admission $7, kids 6 and under are free. A portion of proceeds 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 in costume. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.fleitzpumpkinfarm.com.
t Crot's Corn Maze, 4800 West Temperance Rd., open 11:00 a.m. till dark Saturdays and 1 p.m. till dark on Sundays through Nov. 6. Cost: Adults $5.50, ages 5-15 $4.50, under 5 are free. Information: 734-856-7183.
t Haunted Forest, presented by the Airport High School Band Boosters, 11270 Grafton Rd., Carleton, Mich., Fridays 9-11 p.m. and Saturdays 8-11 p.m. Not suitable for small children. $8.
t All Hallows Eve, 3-10 p.m. Saturday at Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, 16248 Wapakoneta Rd. Arts and crafts, live demonstrations. At dusk, pumpkin path lit and the night comes 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, free. Information: 419-509-0095.,
t Halloween Boo Bash, at the East Toledo Family Center, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29. Costume contest, trick or treat stations, arts and crafts, games, music, Patrick the Magician at 3 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Information: 419-691-1429 ext. 223.
t American Red Cross volunteer training class will be offered Oct. 25 and 27 from 6-10 p.m. at UAW Local 12, 2300 Ashland Ave., check-in begins at 5 p.m. and volunteers must be present both days. Classes are free and open to the public. The Red Cross will teach "Introduction to Disaster Services," "Shelter Operations," "Mass Care," and "Providing Emergency Assistance." Registration is required, call 419-329-2582 or 1-888-590-0098.
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 CPR class, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 5 offered by St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St. Cost is $25, certification is good for 3 years, open to the public. Register by Oct. 26, call 419-841-5597.
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 Healthcare speakers available through Bay Park Community Hospital. Healthcare professionals 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.
For a listing of upcoming military and school reunions, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.
t 42nd Street presented by Notre Dame Academy on Oct. 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center of Notre Dame Academy, 3535 West Sylvania Ave. Tickets: adults $11, students $7. Call 419-475-9359.
t And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie's murder mystery presented 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30, in Maumee Valley Country Day School Millennium Theatre, 1715 South Reynolds Rd, Presented by the MVCDS Drama Department, tickets: Adults $7 and students $5. Information: 419-381-1313 ext. 3083.
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