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Published: Wednesday, 11/2/2005

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Bowling Green

t●Holiday gift and bake sale by the Wood County Hospital Guild, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow in the hospital meeting rooms, 950 West Wooster St. Parking at rear of hospital.

t●PBS video and discussion at the WCD Public Library, 251 North Main St. Today: A Cemetery Special shown at 10:30 a.m., bag lunch at 11:30 a.m.

t●Book discussion groups, Wood County District Public Library 251 North Main St. Nov. 14: Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella and Nov. 28: Cold-Blooded Business by Dana Stabenow, both at 7 p.m. Information: 419-352-5104 or visit www.wcdpl.lib.oh.us

Grand Rapids

t Bazaar, bake sale, auction, Calvary United Methodist Church, Saturday, West Third St. Silent auction, 9 a.m. Lunch at 11 a.m. Chicken dinner, 5 p.m.

t Noon lunches for seniors 60 and older, Fridays, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg St. Donation, $2. Information: 1-800-367-4935.

Haskins

t●Dinner, craft and bake sale, 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Haskins Federated Church, Main Street. Ham loaf or turkey meal. Free for age 3 and under.

Holland

t●Teen Advisory Board meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd., to help plan library programs. Teen Cafe, 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the library offers snacks, games, music, crafts. Free for teens.

t●Basic self defense, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Holland branch library, 1039 South McCord Rd. Demonstration and techniques. Register now: 419-259-5240.

Maumee

t●Casino Night held by the Maumee Chamber of Commerce, tomorrow at the Fallen Timbers Fairways, 7711 Timbers Blvd., Waterville. Tickets, $35, include playing chips and dinner. Information: 419-893-5805.

t●Raffle by Maumee Firefighting Association: tickets sold by volunteer members door-to-door till the drawing 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Fire Station on West Williams Street.

t●"Dear Edwina Junior," a musical by Orphan Productions, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St. Tickets: 419-261-5797.

Monclova Twp.

t●Randy's Festival of Races: Saturday at the Monclova Primary School, 8035 Monclova Rd. 1K Kids Run, 9:15 a.m. A 10-mile race and 5K-run/walk at 10 a.m. Entry, $20. Held by the Toledo Roadrunners to benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.

Perrysburg

t●Greenfingers, a British-made 2000 film, 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Way Public Library auditorium, 101 East Indiana Ave. Admission and refreshments, free.

t●577 Foundation classes at 577 East Front St. Registration and information: 419-874-4174.

Rossford

t●Toledo Ice basketball team, mascot, and dance team will visit Rossford High School, 7-8:30 p.m. today, 701 Superior St. Free to all. Foul-shot shoot-out with the team for children.

t●Start Smart Basketball for ages 3-5, Men's basketball league, Art classes, Spanish classes for ages 4-9 with parent, Craft class workshop, Exercise classes, Ohio hunter education program. Call Rossford Recreation to register: 419-666-2905.

t●Spaghetti dinner, noon Nov. 13 at VFW Post 6409, located at 175 Osborne St.

Swanton

t●Night hike and fireside stories, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 4139 Girdham Rd., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy a night hike followed by stories and hot cocoa by the fire. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t●Especially for Seniors: An Afternoon at the "Hunting" Lodge, Oak Openings Preserve, 4139 Buehner Center, 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, 4139 Girdham Rd. Stories around the fire, hot beverage. Take hunting photos and a story to share, Reservations: 419-407-9700.

Waterville

t●Waterville holiday open house tomorrow-Sunday downtown. Saturday events: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., crafts, Anthony Wayne High School Choir and Waterville Playshop members sing carols through town. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 20 North Third St., local artist Teri Utz Bersee will sell copies of her prints of the Roche de Boeuf bridge.

t●Fall extravaganza and magazine sale, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the Waterville recreation building on Michigan Avenue. Crafts, jewelry, food, scrapbook items available.

t●Pancake and sausage supper 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Waterville Primary School, 457 Sycamore Lane, fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Waterville.

t●Red Cross babysitting clinic for ages 11 and older, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Fee, $25, due at registration. Sign language for teens, 4-5 p.m. Nov. 15 for grades 6-12; register now.

Whitehouse

t●Pythian luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Pythian Hall, 6761 Providence St. Chicken and biscuits lunch, $5.

t●Steaks on the grill 5-8 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post, 6910 Providence St. $10.

t●Story Time programs for preschoolers, 12:30-1 p.m. Thursdays. Children's Story Times from 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Whitehouse Community Library, 10651 Waterville St.

Wood County

t● White elephant sale: donations being accepted for the Old Home Holiday Tour gift shop sale set for Dec. 2-18 at the Wood County Historical Society. Contributions accepted until Monday. Call 419-352-0967 for collection locations.

Toledo

t●Block watch 522F will meet 7-8 p.m. today at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St. Councilwoman Wilma Brown will discuss the Heritage Hills Apartments. Covers area of Hill Avenue and Torrington Drive to Richards and Amsterdam roads.

t●Highland Heights Neighborhood Association, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Highland Park shelter house, Shasta and Finch streets. Discuss long term plans for the park, and other neighborhood concerns. All South Toledo residents invited. Information: 419-382-6500.

t●Little Italy Night, 5-7 p.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church, 2440 South Ave. Spaghetti dinner, craft and bake sale, silent auction.

t●Fall harvest dance for all ages, 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Park Senior Center, 2930 131st St. Dance and pizza, $8. Dance only, $5. Music by the Sounds Great Band. Dinner reservations: 419-936-3079.

t●Auction Saturday at Park Congregational Church, 1456 Harvard Blvd. Silent auction at 4:30 p.m., live auction at 6 p.m. Child care, food available.

t●Fall rummage sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow, St. John's Lutheran Church, 708 South Erie St.

t Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave.

t Harvest Festival, 4-6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4725 Dorr St. Crafts and bake sale. Swiss steak dinner, $7 and $8, in advance.

t●Feather parties: 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at American Legion 642 located at 2810 Airport Hwy. Bingo and games, turkey raffles, prizes. Craft and baked goods. Also, 5-11 p.m. Nov. 12 at Little Flower Church, 5522 Dorr St. Adult games, bingo, game booths, turkey and ham raffles, barbecue chicken 5-7:30 p.m.

t●The World War I Years: film series and discussion on America in the Great War, 6:30 p.m. today and Nov. 10 at Toledo-Lucas Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Free.

t●Pork chop and noodles dinner, 4-7 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 642 located at 2810 Airport Hwy. Open to all.

t●Homemade sauerkraut dinner noon-2 p.m. Nov. 13 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South Ave. Reservations due Sunday: 419-385-5339.

t●Clothing Closet of Faith Lutheran Church, open 10 a.m.-noon Fridays at 2440 South Ave. Women's and children's clothing, $1 per bag, or donation.

t Food, clothing giveaway 9-11 a.m. the third Saturday each month at Christian Community Church, 2500 Nebraska Ave

t Thrift Shop, St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, 745 Walbridge Ave. Clothing, linen, kitchenware. Most items $1.

Areawide

t Toledo Record Show, buying and selling old & new CDs, tapes, records, videos, Sunday at Sommerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., admission is $1. Information: 419-833-5040.

t Auditions for The Harvest Theatre of Toledo production of "Inspecting Carol" will be on Nov. 5 and 6, 1-5 p.m. at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Seeking 4 women, 1 young teen male and 7 men. Call 419-902-0608 or go to www.harvesttheatre.com.

t Sylvania Community Arts Commission Orchestra seeks new members for November concert. All instruments 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. Information: sylvaniaarts@buckeye-express.com or call 419-517-0118.

t Worldwide storytelling Tellabration for grown-ups, 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Maumee Theater, 601 Conant St., held by the Toledo Frogtown Storytelling Guild. Wil Clay, storyteller and book illustrator, will join local storytellers. Tickets, $7 at the door.

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.

Benefits

t Charity Luncheon for the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio will be sponsored by the Towne Club of Toledo, today at Inverness Club, 4601 Dorr St., cards will begin at 10 a.m. and lunch at Noon. Patron ticket is $30 and regular ticket is $25.

t Wine Gala by Mobile Meals of Toledo, 6 p.m. Saturday at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Sample wines and appetizers; silent auction, gourmet dinner, dancing till midnight to music by Touched. Tickets: 419 255-7806.

t●Falling for Animals fundraising event by Planned Pethood, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Toledo K-9 Performance Academy, 5415 Schultz Drive, Sylvania. Pet fashion show, pet psychic readings, doggie games, paw painting, pet reiki, and information from pet experts. Pictures with Santa. Admission, $5 per family, including pet.

t Auction at Adat Adonai Messianic Jewish Synagogue, 5225 West Alexis, Sylvania, Sunday. View the items from noon-1 p.m., auction starts 1 p.m. All proceeds for Mission trip 2006.

t Luck/Musser Hurricane Katrina Benefit, 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Reynolds Village Club House, 650 South Reynolds Rd. Includes music, food, drinks, auctions, raffles, bake sale, and more. Admission:$5.

t Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will benefit from several events catering to holiday shoppers. Nov. 5 and 6 at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crafts, silent auction, bake sale, food. Donations of new unwrapped toys accepted, but not required for admission. 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.

t Maumee Firefighting Association annual fund raising raffle to be used for Fire Prevention materials, training events and various equipment purchases. The drawing will be Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Central Fire Station on West William St. Volunteer members will be selling tickets door-to-door. Information: 419-944-7277.

t Waterville Fall Extraveganza, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Waterville Rec Bldg., behind the Waterville Library, on Michigan Ave., shop for baskets, kitchen items, home decor, candles, jewelry, food items, scrapbook materials. Magazine sale also held to benefit the Waterville Fire Dept. Admission free. Information: 419-878-4082.

t Spaghetti Dinner to help pay for ongoing medical treatment for Micah Pickett who has cancer, Nov. 11 from 4-9 p.m. at Millbury Fireman's Recreation Hall, 28410 Oak St., Millbury. There will be a 50/50 raffle at 8:30 p.m. plus other raffles and silent bids. Donation of $7/adults and $5/child. Information: 419-836-8117.

t The Rock, Raffle & Race will take place at the IBEW Hall-Local 245, 705 Lime City Rd, Rossford, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. There will be music, dancing and an open bar. Proceeds to go to the East Toledo Senior Activities Center. Information: 419-691-2254.

t Westfield Works Wonders, benefit for the Bedford Senior Citizen Center, 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 13 at Westfield Franklin Park. Shoppers will enjoy exclusive discounts and special merchant offers, free gift wrapping and a wide variety of entertainment. Tickets are $10 each, available at the Bedford center, 1653 Samaria Rd., Temperance, Mich. Information: 734-856-3330.

t Clothe-A-Child program, administered by the Christ Child Society of Toledo, provides warm winter clothing for over 700 Head Start preschoolers. 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 Nov. 5, 12, 19 and Dec. 3 and 10. Information: 419-251-1218.

t Elvis Parade of Toys, to benefit Shrine Children's Hospitals, Nov. 12 at the Zenobia Shrine Center, 1511 Madison Ave., 8-11 p.m. A new toy or cash donation will be accepted for admission, or donations accepted at Zenobia Shrine Center if you cannot attend. Information: 419-385-7064.

t 10 Grand Cabaret, presented by Toledo School for the Arts, Nov. 18 at Zenobia Hall, 1511 Madison Ave., doors open at 7:30 p.m., $100 per couple. Grand Prize of $5,000 in reverse raffle. Cash bar. Information: 419-246-8732 ext. 217.

Clubs

t Advertising Club of Toledo's Auction will be Nov. 11 at the Civic Center Promenade at the Erie Street Market. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 each or a table of 8 for $175. Call 419-866-4199 or go to www.adclubtoledo.org.

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. $10 adults and $5 children. Information: 419-878-3509 or visit www.bgskateclub.org.

t●Cub Scouting POW WOW courses for adult leaders and parents of Cub Scout aged youth, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Cardinal Stritch High School, 3225 Pickle Rd., Oregon. Cost, $15. Call 419-241-7293 for details. Walk-ins welcome.

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 Friends of Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 4600 Starr Ave. Guests welcome.

t Fulton County Democratic Women's Club will meet Monday at White Lattice Cafe, 1290 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Information: 419-822-5089.

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 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 Greater Toledo Civil War Roundtable will meet Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Navarre Park Shelter House, corner of Navarre and White St., program will be the role of women during the Civil War. Refreshments will be provided, meetings are free and open to the public.

t Historical Society of Bedford will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., public is welcome.

t Jamaican Social Club of Toledo, Inc. will have their annual Dance & Awards Presentation on Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 4256 Secor Rd. Live entertainment by the Ark Reggae Band from Columbus, Ohio and non-stop Reggae, Soca, Calypso and Salsa music. Donation of $25 at the door. Dance is semi-formal, non-smoking and BYOB event. Information: 419-531-8171.

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 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 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 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: 419-536-8525.

t P.E.R.I. Chapter 90 will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 Detroit Ave. Any public employee and spouse invited.

t Polish National Alliance Lodge 520 meets the second Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. at Lagrange branch library, 3422 Lagrange.

t Real Estate Investors Association, 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday each month, Gesu Church's Sullivan Center, 2049 Parkside. Information: 419-861-3870.

t Saturday Art Club at Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 North Reynolds, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Open to ages 5 through adults; drop-in program offers painting, drawing and clay. $7 members, $8 visitors. Information: 419-531-2046.

t 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 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 Friday at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Ritter Planetarium on the University of Toledo Campus. At 7:30 p.m. a presentation will be given in the Planetarium for a $4 charge. On Saturday, Olander Park will host a public astronomical viewing 7-10 p.m. near the park swimming area. 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 Bountiful Harvest Luncheon will be at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 10 in the Oregon Room at St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Cost is $8.50. Reservations due by Nov. 7, call 419-476-2604.

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 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, inspection meeting on Monday 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 Women's Connection West Brunch will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania, special feature will be "Shakolad-Chocolate Factory" presented by Linda Powles. RSVP by Nov. 9: 419-472-8749.

Concerts

t The Toledo Symphony will perform at Immaculate Conception Church, 434 Western Ave., at 4 p.m. Sunday for a "Made in America" presentation of all American composers. Tickets are $10 at the door. Information: 419-243-1829.

t Glasgow Reed Organ Series, part of the Fayette Artist Series, begins Sunday. Robin Bloomburg and Team Fiddle with Terry Jankowski of Monroe, Mich., on the organ, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Opera House, 105 East Main St., Fayette. Information: 419-237-3111 or www.fayetteoperahouse.com.

t Showtime 2005 by The Pride of Toledo Chorus on Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. The chorus will be joined by 40 singers from throughout northwest Ohio who are in the Young Women in Harmony program. Tickets at the door, $12 for the 2:30 show, $15 for the evening show.

Crafts

t Craft Show, tomorrow from Noon-8 p.m., Swiss Steak dinner available 4:30-6:30 p.m. for $6. Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd.

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, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space available for crafters. Call 419-472-4667 or 419-865-4470.

t Country Corner Craft Show, Lambertville United Methodist Church, 8165 Douglas Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Handmade crafts and gifts, baked goods, Granny's Attic. Admission free.

t Crafters needed for show at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr, Oregon, Saturday 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 Saturday. Information: 419-693-8006.

t Craft Show and Bake Sale for RiverPoint Ministries UMC will be Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Christian Life Center, 5649 Suder Ave., light lunch served. If you're interested in being an exhibitor call Vickie at 419-726-9410.

t Craft and Marketplace Show by the Airport Band Boosters, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Airport High School, 11270 Grafton Rd., Carleton, Mich. Information: 734-654-2159.

t Craft Show at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1690 Sterns Rd., Temperance, Mich., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Crafts, bake sale, raffles and lunch.

t Christmas Craft Show, sponsored by St. Charles Hospital in the Oregon Room, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon, Nov. 11 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., featuring handmade crafts, 50/50 raffle and homemade baked goods.

t Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace, Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13. Admission is $4/adults, children 12 and under free. Crafts, arts, collectibles, gifts, antiques, gift foods, and home and personal items.

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 Craft Show at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 5050 Jackman Rd., Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 13 from Noon-4 p.m. Interested crafters call 734-856-3153.

t Crafters needed for Crafting for Literacy 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 Yuletide Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Blissfield Elementary School, 630 South Lane St., Blissfield, Mich. Child care available and lunch served. Information: 517-486-4116.

t Holiday Craft Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 9144 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich., chicken and biscuit luncheon, crafts, raffles, baked goods, attic door and toys. Information: 734-847-1369.

t Crafters needed for show at Northwood High School on Nov. 12. Information: 419-693-0827.

t Craft show, 9 a.m.-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/ gifts, raffle, lunch, bake sale.

t Crafters needed for Angel Wings On Lagrange Winter Fest and Craft Show, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. booth rental $25, hand-made holiday items. Information: 419-255-8406.

Education

t Annual Ohio Shakespeare Conference, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 10-12 in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center and Mainstage Theatre at Owens Community College. This year's theme is "Shakespeare and the Law." Information: 567-661-7524 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7524.

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 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 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 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 Notre Dame Academy's Open House will be Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents.

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 Wednesday and Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe. For children ages 3-5 with an adult. Drawing class Tuesdays for ages 6-13, from 4-5:30 p.m. and Creative Dramatics for ages 6-13 pm Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m., $3 fee for each session. 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 November at 1 p.m.: "Crash Landing Louie", 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 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. 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.

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 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 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 who 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.

Festivals

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 Plow Days, the Henry County Draft Horse Club's Farm Field Days event, 8 a.m.-dark Saturday and Sunday at Ken Davis's Farm on St. Rt. 109, just north of Liberty Center. Showcases horses including Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons, mules, donkeys, miniatures and Haflingers. Plowing, log pull, wagon rides, and obstacle course with horses and ponies. Information: 419-410-6823.

t Elmore's Chocolate Festival in downtown Elmore, along Rice Street, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets, $5, can be purchased from Red, White & Brew, Pills 'n Packages or Lucy Bea Designs. Eleven participating merchants will each have chocolate treats to try, and a punch on your card from each will enter you in a raffle for a special prize from Mary Poppins Chocolate Factory.

t Kirchweih Fest, serving the finest in German foods, serving from 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday in Oak Shade Hall, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Donation: $13/adults and $5/children. Free parking, raffles, entertainment, public welcome. Information: 419-872-0202.

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. 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 Commodore Perry VFW 3338, every Friday from 4-8 p.m., 2231 South St. Information: 419-381-0153.

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 Joseph W. Diehn American Legion Post, 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 5-7 p.m. first Friday of each month through May, dinners starting at $6.50 with other menus including shrimp, chicken strips and baked cod. Information: 419-882-9080.

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 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 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 West Clinton Mennonite Church will sponsor a Jonah Fish Fry tomorrow from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Ruihley Park Pavilion, Archbold. Free will donation, all proceeds to benefit Friendship House and Shepherd's Circle of Archbold, hurricane relief through Mennonite Disaster Service and Cherry Street Mission of Toledo. Carryouts available.

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 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 Health Fair to be offered by Mercy Memorial Hospital System in Monroe, Mich., Nov. 10 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 1225 North Dixie Hwy., Monroe. Free health screenings will be offered and educational presentations will be given as well as cooking demonstrations, flu shots, chair massages and opportunities to discuss your medications. Information: 734-240-4476.

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.



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