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Published: Wednesday, 11/9/2005

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Bowling Green

t Holly Days in Bowling Green: Tomorrow: horse drawn wagon rides, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Wood County Public Library, 251 North Main St. Tree lighting ceremony at the library at 7 p.m. with the mayor. BG High School Madrigals and other groups provide holiday music. Saturday: Holiday parade, 10 a.m. Crafts, mini-seminars, sales at downtown merchants, noon-5 p.m. Free movie at the Cla-Zel Theater. Information: www.downtownbgohio.org or 419-354-4332.

t●Preserving family treasures, a workshop, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Rd. Free for members of the Wood County Society, suggested donation of $2 for others.

t●Karaoke Nov. 19 from 8 p.m. to midnight at VFW 1148 located at 719 South Main St. Bingo every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Fish fry from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 18 and bean, corn bread dinner, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 25. Information: 419-353-6371.

t●Book discussion groups, Wood County District Public Library 251 North Main St. Monday: 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 Holiday Open House at Providence Metropark, Isaac Ludwig Mill, noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 19-20, 1328 U.S. 24 West. Families will create holiday decorations. tour the mill, and shop for a unique holiday gifts in the General Store. Refreshments provided.

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

Holland

t●Teen Advisory Board meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. today at the Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd., to help plan library programs. Teen Cafe, 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday 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●St. Luke's Hospital holiday bazaar, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow in the auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd. Baked goods, crafts, cafe open for breakfast and lunch.

t●Veterans Night: Saturday at the Maumee Elks Lodge at 137 West Wayne St. Barbecue chicken and ribs buffet at 6 p.m., dancing at 7;30 p.m. to the Weekenders Band. Tickets, $12. Call 419-893-7272.

t●SAL breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 320 located at 204 Illinois Ave. Spouses and children of deployed U.S. military personnel are free with documentation.

t●Coffee with the Birds, Side Cut Metropark's Window on Wildlife, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1025 West River Rd. Enjoy bird watching while you sip bird-friendly coffee. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t Make It - Take It Workshop, Side Cut Metropark, Lamb Center, 7 p.m. Nov. 17, 1025 West River Rd. Make a decorative hanging stars bird feeder, $15. Reservations: 419-407-9743.

Perrysburg Twp.

t●Perrysburg Twp. residents may purchase passes to use the Rossford Community Recreation Center: $30 for a child, and $5 each additional child, not to exceed $40 per household for children. Adults, $50 per person, or $75 for two. Information: 419-666-2905.

Perrysburg

t●Greenfingers, a British-made 2000 film, 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Way Public Library auditorium, 101 East Indiana Ave. Admission and refreshments, free. Night of the Hunter, a 1955 horror film, 10 a.m. Nov. 17.

t●Veterans Day dinner 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Legion Hall, 130 West Indiana Ave. Reservations: 419-874-5067. Feather party, 7 p.m. Open to the public.

t●Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable Lecture by Randy Buchman of Defiance College, 7:30 p.m. November 17 at the Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 29100 West River Road The talk is "John Logan: Hero or Traitor?" Free and open to the public.

t●577 Foundation classes at 577 East Front St. for November include Heirloom Seeds in gardening, Making a necklace using crystal and seed beads, and family pottery. Registration and information: 419-874-4174.

Rossford

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. Call Rossford Recreation to register: 419-666-2905.

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

Swanton

t●Thankful for Turkeys, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at 4139 Girdham Rd. Learn wild turkey facts and join a nature walk to search for a wild turkey. For families with children of all ages.

t●Wee Workshop: It''s Turkey Time, Nov. 19, Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center. Kids age 3-5 and their adult companions learn about turkeys through games, a craft, and a nature walk to search for the gobblers in the wild. Call for time and reservations: 419-407-9700.

Tontogany

t Euchre tournament 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at American Legion Hall, 18086 Tontogany Rd. Register at 7 p.m. Entry, $4. Food available, cash prizes.

Waterville

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

t●Manifest Your Dreams with Intentions, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Learn how thoughts create your reality. Register now.

t●History of the Isaac Ludwig Mill, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wakeman Hall, 401 Farnsworth Rd. Free Metroparks program sponsored by the Waterville Historical Society.

t●"The Wolf, the Witch, and the Wombat" puppet show, 2-3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Free, but call to register.

Whitehouse

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

t●Bird Study for Adults: Hawks, Blue Creek Conservation Area, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at Schadel and Waterville-Neapolis roads in Whitehouse. Meet at the barn; learn to identify raptors that winter in our area.

Wood County

t● Fruits of the Prairie: collect native plant seeds and have hot chocolate and tea afterwards, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Meet in the lobby. Register: www.wcparks.org. Canceled in extreme weather.

t●Rockin' and Rollin at Park District Headquarters, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Explore a glacial moraine, look at the Blanchard River, tour Indian Trail Caverns, and lunch in downtown Findlay. Fee, $3 for Friends of the Wood County Parks, and $3 for others. Register: www.wcparks.org. Canceled in extreme weather.

t●Nursery care and seed collection: Wednesday at the agricultural incubator, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Volunteers dress for outdoor work and take gloves if you have them. Register: www.wcparks.org. Canceled in extreme weather.

Toledo

t●Highland Heights Neighborhood Association, 6:30 p.m. today 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●George A. Phillips Academy harvest party and spaghetti dinner, held with the Parents' Association, 5-7 p.m. today at the school, 3648 Victory Ave. Dinner, $5 per person. Call 419-534-4272 for ticket information.

t●Mother's Rights Alliance, public hearing notice, 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Sanger branch library, 3030 West Central Ave. How to advocate for your rights and the rights of your children. Child care and refreshments provided. Reservations: 419-8651-1280.

t●All Saints Day quilt and craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at All Saints Lutheran Church, 5445 Heatherdowns Blvd. Light lunch available for a nominal fee.

t●Craft and bake sale, flea market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 3939 Jackman Rd.

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

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

t●Art of henna tattoos, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds Corners branch library, 4833 Dorr St., for grades 6-12. Apply a temporary henna tattoo; parental permission required. Call for details.

t●Full moon walk, Swan Creek Preserve, Yager Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 4659 Airport Hwy. Learn moon lore while you explore nature by moonlight. Warm beverages provided.

t●Canoeing the Canadian wilderness and Arctic water, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd. Adult program; registration required. Call 419-259-5307.

t●South branch library events: Recipe for a Healthy Family, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday and eBay selling demonstrated, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, 1736 Broadway; call to register, 419-259-5395.

t●Meet children's book artist and musician, Christopher Canyon, Nov. 17 at Wildwood Preserve, Ward Pavilion. For students and teachers. Field trip includes a nature walk and brown bag lunch. Bus rental funding available for most Title 1 schools. Co-sponsored with the Toledo Area Council-International Reading Association (TACIRA). Cost: $1.50 per student. Reservations: 419-407-9700. Teachers after-school reception held at 3 p.m. with 4 p.m. author presentation. Cost: $10; (Metroparks and TACIRA members $5).

Areawide

t Vanished Toledo - Postcard Memories of a City's Past, an exhibit in the Blade Rare Book Room and the Local History Lobby, on the third floor of the Main Library, 325 Michigan St., features select examples of postcards, mostly from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. Images of Toledo are featured such as downtown cityscape, current events, buildings and bridges. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sunday 1-5:30 p.m. Information: 419-259-5233.

t Yana's Friends, part of World Cultures Film Series at Owens Community College, will be presented Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. A story of Russian immigrants against the backdrop of the 1991 Gulf War. Information: 567-661-7523 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7523.

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 Marine Corps Toys for Tots program will benefit from several events catering to holiday shoppers. 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 Spaghetti Dinner to help pay for ongoing medical treatment for Micah Pickett who has cancer, tomorrow 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 Weekend Crop to benefit Habitat for Humanity's "Operation Home Delivery", to rebuild homes in the gulf region, tomorrow from 5 p.m.-Midnight and Saturday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Dundee Veterans Memorial Hall, 418 Dunham St., Dundee, Mich. $40 donation, weekend of scrapbooking with free snacks, door prizes, a raffle and a silent auction. Call by today:734-269-3142.

t Rummage Sale to benefit church missions will be held at Sylvania U.C.C., 7240 Erie St., Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., clothing bags will be $3 each. There will be household items as well as clothing.

t The Rock, Raffle & Race will take place Saturdayat 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. Sunday 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. 12, 19 and Dec. 3 and 10. Information: 419-251-1218.

t Elvis Parade of Toys, to benefit Shrine Children's Hospitals, Saturday 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.

t Auction to benefit Central Catholic High School's scholarship fund will be Nov. 18 at Central Catholic Sullivan Center, beginning at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the black tie-optional affair are $125 per person and include a sit-down dinner, open bar and silent and live auction. Auction items include extreme house makeover, car, trips, fur coat, vacation homes, sports tickets and more. Information: 419-255-2280 ext. 125.

t Family Fall Festival, to benefit those affected by Huntington's Disease for medical research and family services, at the VFW Hall #3013, 1950 Eber Rd., Holland, Nov. 19 from Noon-8 p.m. Big prizes to be raffled, Ohio State vs Michigan on a 52" television, face painting, whole hog raffle, silent auction, food, performances throughout the day including Jimmy Forrest Family, country & blue grass, and an appearance by Muddy the Mud Hen.

Clubs

t Advertising Club of Toledo's Auction will be tomorrow 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. Monthly luncheon will be Wednesday beginning at 1130 a.m. at The Pinnacle, Maumee. Speaker: Bruce Guthrie, VP of Marketing, San Antonio Spurs. Cost is $20 members, $25 non-members, $15 students. RSVP to director@adclubtoledo.org by Monday.

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 Bedford Artists Club will meet Tuesday at the Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, Mich., at 7 p.m. Irene Kuehnlein will demonstrate painting on ceramics.

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 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 Five Points Business Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave. Meeting is open to the public.

t Gathering of Quilters Guild will meet at Calvary Bible Chapel, 3740 West Alexis Rd., Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Mary Huey will lecture on "Creativity and stretching your quilting knowledge at all levels." Meeting is open to the public, non-member admission is $10.

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 today 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 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 Northwest Ohio Writers Forum will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Maumee. Meeting is free and open to the public. Speaker will be Tobias Buckell, Sci-fi writer. Information: 734-856-2957.

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 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 Samagama, the Club of Presidents, will meet at Noon on Wednesday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas Rd., program will feature Sue Lovett, Astrologer. Reservations by tomorrow. Information: 419-893-7374.

t Singles group at Pilgrim Church of the United Church of Christ, 1375 Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-537-9220.

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 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.

Concerts

t Perrysburg Symphony Chorale will be accompanied by the Perrysburg Symphony for two fall concerts. The first one will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Trinity Episcopal Church, One Trinity Square, in downtown Toledo, this will be the first time use of the new organ at the church. The other concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Second St., Perrysburg. Tickets are $7.50 and children under 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased at Trinity Episcopal Church and Ken's Flowers.

t Showtime 2005 by The Pride of Toledo Chorus on Saturday 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 Fall and Holiday Craft Sale at Hope Manor Apts., 4702 Violet Rd., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Hot dog lunch available.

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

t Holiday Bazaar at The Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home, 930 South Wynn Rd., Oregon, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Crafts, floral arrangements, ornaments, baked goods and more. Proceeds will benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor and their 165 year mission of caring for the elderly poor.

t Holiday Craft and Gift Marketplace, Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 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., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food, baked goods, hourly raffles.

t Craft show at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling St., in the community room, Saturday 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., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 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 Saturday. 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. Saturday. Information: 734-269-2780.

t Yuletide Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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 Craft Show at Northwood High School, 700 Lemoyne Rd., Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 40 crafters. Bake sale and lunch available, proceeds to benefit the After Prom. Information: 419-693-0827.

t Craft show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 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 Holiday Bazaar at Sylvania U.C.C., 7240 Erie St., will be Nov. 19 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A luncheon will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Handmade gifts, homemade candy and baked goods. Proceeds will go to local charities.

t Fall Craft Show, Fassett Middle School, 3025 Starr Ave., Nov. 19 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

t Crafters needed for show at St. Joes in Sylvania on Dec. 3. Information: 419-882-2027 or 419-335-6965.

t Holiday Craft Show on Dec. 3, at Mayores Senior Center, 2 Aurora Gonzalez Dr., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Food, raffles, door prizes.

t Xmas Along the River, Craft and Bake Sale will take place in the Waterville Rec Building, behind Waterville Branch Library, on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

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 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 St. John's Jesuit Open House, 5901 Airport Hwy., will be Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fifth through eighth graders and their families can tour St. John's Jesuit High School and Academy.

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.

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. Steak Roast Saturday & Feather party to benefit scholarship fund. Turkeys, hams and shrimp raffles and Silver Creek Band will play from 7:30-11:30 p.m.

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.

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 Diabetes Health Fair to be offered by Mercy Memorial Hospital System in Monroe, Mich., today 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.

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 Life Line Screening will provide vascular screening to local residents to reduce the risk of stroke. They will be offered at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Nov. 18, 5845 Elmer Dr., with appointments beginning at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-449-2281.

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 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

For a listing of upcoming military and school reunions, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

School Plays

t Othello will be performed by Central Catholic High School in the school's front gym, 2550 Cherry St., Nov. 11 & 12 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. All seats are $10. Tickets, 419-255-2280.

t The Dining Room will be presented by Northview High School's Little Theater, 5403 Silica Dr., Sylvania, on Nov. 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are reserved only, $8/adults and $6/students and seniors. Information: 419-824-8570, ext. 5161.

t Sherlock Holmes will be presented Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. by Gateway Middle School students at Maumee High School's Performing Arts Center, 1147 Saco St., Maumee. Tickets are $6/adults and $5/ students and senior citizens.

t Charlotte's Web will be presented by Wauseon High Sock & Buskin Society on Nov. 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $5 adults and $3 students and available from the high school or at the ticket booth, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

t The Odd Couple will be presented by CHS Limelighters in the Clay High School auditorium. The classic male version will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20. An updated female version will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets are $8/adults and $6/students. Information: 419-693-0665 ext. 2006.

t Noises Off by Ottawa Hills High School, in the High School Auditorium, 2532 Evergreen Rd., 8 p.m. Nov. 18 & 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors, to be sold at the High School Nov. 14-18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or at the door one hour before each performance. All performances are open seating.

t Charlotte's Web will be performed by The Encore Production Company of Rogers High School in the East Gym at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 & 19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Tickets at the door are $8/adults and $5/children under 12.

t A Midsummer Night's Dream and An Episode in the Life of an Author, two one act plays, will be presented by Bowsher High School in the Bowsher Auditorium, 3548 South Detroit Ave., Nov. 18 & 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 per ticket. Information: 419-385-5776.

Support Groups

For a listing of support groups in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.

Volunteers

For a listing of volunteer opportunities in the area, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.



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