Tuesday, May 22, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

What's on: West/South

Bowling Green

t●Bingo every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Information: 419-353-6371.

t Meditation, poetry and prose readings, 7 p.m. Fridays at 313 Thurstin St. Readings at 8 p.m. Information: 419-378-2500

Grand Rapids

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


t●Sunday brunch 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 22 at American Legion Post 646 located at 1047 Clarion Ave.

t●Book discussion at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Jan. 27 at 10 a.m., Kitchen Privileges, a Memoir, by Mary Higgins Clark.

t●Teen advisory board for grades 6-12 meets 3:30-4:30 p.m. today at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Plan programs, share activities. Teen Cafe, 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 17, offers music, food, crafts.

t●It pays to be organized 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Holland branch library, 102 South McCord Rd. Professional organizer will demonstrate simple ways to organize home and work. Register: 419-259-5240.

t●Euchre tournament, 6:30-10 p.m. Jan. 21 at Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Hwy. Play will begin at 7 p.m. Take an appetizer or snack to share; beverages provided, prizes awarded.


t●Tracking program for home schoolers 2-4 p.m. Jan. 19 at Side Cut Metropark, Lamb Center, 1025 West River Rd. Discover mammal and bird tracks. Donations accepted for a track plaster cast you will create. Reservations: 419-407-9700.

t●Nature puppets for ages 8 and under, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at Side Cut Metropark, Lamb Center, 1025 West River Rd. Make mammal puppets and act out a skit on local wildlife. $3 per child. Reservations required.

t●Adventure touring and hiking 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Side Cut Metropark, Lamb Center, 1025 West River Rd. Hike or ski at 1 p.m. Slide show on backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park at 2:15 p.m.

t Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Feb. 4 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. All you can eat for $5 for adults, $2 for children 5-10 years and children 4 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Information: 419-836-7048.

t Pajama Storytime for ages 2-5 with an adult, 7 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 26-Feb. 23 at Maumee branch library, 501 River Rd. Register: 419-259-5360.

t Registration for Maumee Little League Baseball 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19 and 26, Gateway Middle School cafeteria, 900 Gibbs Rd. Players agest 6-18 born on or between the dates of May 1, 1987 and April 30, 2000. A parent of an eligible player must reside in the city of Maumee or within Maumee School district. Anyone interested in being a mangager for ages 15-18. Information: 419-893-5073.


t●Way Public Library will continue it's Reel Talk classic film series with with Emily Bronte's classic Victorian novel, "Wuthering Heights," made in 1939, 10 a.m. Jan. 12, and 7 p.m. Jan. 13, Art & Foreign Film series called Reel Art @ Way, also the library will be showing the French made 2003 film, "He Loves Me He Loves Me Not", at the Library, 101 East Indiana. Information: 419-874-3135.

t●The 577 Foundation Musical Jamboree class for preschoolers 2-4 years, Jan. 16 through March 6, Fun With Physics, 1st -5th graders, Jan. 16. The Magic School Bus Goes in Space 4 years-3rd grade, Feb. 20. Information: 419-874-4174.

Perrysburg Township

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.


t●Winter golf lessons 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays in February at Rossford Recreation Center, 400 Dixie Hwy. $60 for six hours of lessons. Other classes available. Register: 419-666-2905.

Spencer Twp.

t●Volunteers haul and burn brush at the Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, beginning 10 a.m. Saturday, at 10420 Old State Line Rd. Have toasted marshmallows or s'mores around the fire afterward. Wear old work clothes, bring a sack lunch; water is provided. Register: 1-877-TNC-OHIO, ext. 42.


t●Music and pictures 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 15 at Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 4139 Girdham Rd. Recorded music, slides, followed by a short winter walk. Hot beverages provided. Dress for the weather.

t●Bird study for adults, 9-11 a.m.Saturday at Oak Openings Preserve, Buehner Center, 4139 Girdham Rd. Bird watching with winter finches. Dress for the outdoors. Lunch with the Birds, 1-2 p.m. Families take sack lunches for bird watching from the Window on Wildlife, followed by activities.

t Potpourri Workshop at Swanton Library, 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Swanton Public Library, 305 Chestnut St. Join the workshop and make a seansonal potpourri blend using more than 20 items, including juniper, oranges, cinnamon sticks, pine needles and pine cones, anise, lavender, and berries. Leslie Snell a master gardener from Toledo will teach the workshop. Cost: $8. Information: 419-826-2760.

t●Adventure touring and hiking, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Oak Openings Preserve's lodge, 4139 Girdham Rd. Hike or ski at 1 p.m. Slide show on Spain at 2:15 p.m.

t●Winter warm-up 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday at Oak Openings Preserve, 4139 Girdham Rd. Recorded music, slide show, and a short winter walk. Dress for the outdoors; hot beverages provided.


t Sons of the American Legion Euchre Tournaments 7 p.m. registration, 7:30 p.m. tournament, Jan. 20, Tontogany American Legion Hall, 18086 Tontogany Rd. Cash prizes, food and beverages. Entry fee: $4. Information: 419-823-4412.


t●Soup and pie suppers, 4:30 p.m. the second Friday each month, Waterville American Legion Hall, 210 Mechanic St. $5. Supper dates, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, and April 14.


t●American Legion Post #384 Big Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15, at the American Legion Post, 6910 Providence St. Meal includes: eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, pancakes, juice, and coffee. Cost: Adults $5, Senior citizens $4, and Children $2.

t●Bookmobile visits the following locations every Wednesday: Chateau Estates mobile home park from 3-4:15 p.m. at 10430 Airport Hwy; Anthony Wayne Shopping Center from 4:30-5:20 p.m. at Weckerly and Finzel roads; Westwyck Subdivision from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Wyndham and Westwyck drives; and New Village Hall from 7:35 -8 p.m. at 6925 Providence St. Traveling library offers over 4,000 books, movies, and music, sponsored by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Library card applications done the same day.

t●Pythian luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Pythian Hall, 6761 Providence St. Chicken and biscuits lunch, with salad and dessert, $5. Open to the public.

t●Pork loin dinner by the Anthony Wayne High School FFA Alumni, 5-7 p.m. tomorrow in the school cafeteria, 5967 Finzel Rd. Adult tickets, $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Children, $3.

t Code 3 breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Sunday each month through April, Whitehouse Fire Department, 10550 Waterville St. Free for ages 3 and younger.

t●American Legion Post #384 Big Breakfast 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15, American Legion Post #384, 6910 Providence St. Meal includes: eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, pancakes, juice, and coffee. Cost: $5 adults, $4 senior citizens, and $2 children.

Wood County

t Pre-Schoolers In The Park: Night Hike, Jan. 19 from 7-8 p.m. meeting at the W.W. Knight Nature Center. Enjoy a wintry hike in the dark of night, sit by the fire and enjoy some hot chocolate. Information: 1-800-321-1897 or go to www.wcparks.org.

t Junior Naturalist: Slugs & Seeds-Birds Gotta Eat, Jan. 21 from 10:30 a.m.-Noon at W.W. Knight Nature Center, watch the birds from the LOONA, take home something for the birds. For children 6-12 years of age. Information: 1-800-321-1897 or go to www.wcparks.org.

t Snowflake Adventures Hiking Series, Jan. 21 from 1-2 p.m. at W.W. Knight Preserve: Nature Center Lobby, join us with your snow boots, skis or snowshoes to hike the trails. Program will be cancelled in cases of extreme weather. Information: 1-800-321-1897 or go to www.wcparks.org.


t Full moon walk 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Swan Creek Preserve Metropark's Yager Center, 4659 Airport Hwy. Night hike, moon lore. Warm beverages provided.

t●Boneless pork chop dinner 4-7 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 642 at 2810 Airport Hwy. Open to the public.

t●1818 wallpaper of a French chateau now in the Manor House, Wildwood Preserve Metropark. A discussion of its preservation and renovation 10:15 a.m. Jan. 18 at the house, 5100 West Central Ave. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m., nominal fee.

t●Oak Openings Research Forum, Jan. 20 in Wildwood Preserve Metropark's Ward Pavilion, 5100 West Central Ave. Information on research efforts, plus an evening dinner and a talk by Jim McCormac, author of Birds of Ohio. Registration details: 419-4507-9706.

t●Volunteer Trail Patrol for the Metroparks: information on becoming a member, 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Swan Creek Preserve Metropark, Yager Center, 4659 Airport Hwy.

t Soup 'n Such luncheon, with plenty of fellowship, to be held at Clark Street U.M. Church, 1133 Clark St., Feb. 12 at Noon. A free will offering will be taken for missions of the church.

t●Card playing from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Jamie Farr Park shelter house, 2140 Summit St. Free breads and sweets to participants; take your own lunch. Information: Linda Hoffman, 419-509-0255.

t Aerobic dance, firming and toning exercises for ages 40 and up, 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Yacht Club, Bayview Park. Call 419-381-1956.

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 The Discovery Shop of American Cancer Society offers gently used adult clothing, furniture, jewelry, antiques, other items for sale. Open Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday to 8, at 6600 Sylvania Ave. Call 419-882-6567.

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

t Next-to-New Shop, Trinity Episcopal Church at One Trinity Plaza, Adams and St. Clair streets. Open 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Clothing for adults and children available.

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

t The Highland Heights Neighborhood Association will meet 6:30 p.m. today, Highland Park Shelter House, at the corner of Shasta and Finch St. in South Toledo. Agenda items include long term plans for the group and for Highland Park as well as other neighborhood concerns. Information: 419-382-6500.


t Pride of Toledo Chorus will offer free vocal lessons, for all interested women ages 16 and up, Jan. 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7, at Common Space II at 7 p.m. The 97-member chorus, under the leadership of Gary Lewis, performs in venues such as Music Under the Stars at the Toledo Zoo, Performance in the Park at Bowling Green, OH, Sauder's Village, Lakeside, and an annual show at Franciscan Center of Lourdes College. The group also competes nationally and performs at various benefit events. Information: 419-473-0399.

t DNA Lifeprint Kit, to be offered FREE at Child Safety Program, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ballas Buick GMC, 5715 West Central Ave. Bring your child to receive a Child Safety Journal, full color digital photo, video-CD, and a home DNA Identification Kit. Information: 419-535-1000.

t Special Meeting for Military Veterans, Mr. James Myers from the VA Medical Center will explain the medical benefits available to military veterans, at the Perrysburg American Legion Post, 130 West Indiana Ave., Perrysburg at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23. All military veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend.

t Antique Show and Sale, sponsored by the Maumee Valley Historical Society, at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. and Jan. 29 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 90 dealers to offer many types of antiques. Admission is $5 with the proceeds to benefit the Wolcott House and MVHS. Parking is free, coat check available for $1. Information: 419-893-9602.

t Art Gallery show, "Connecting Patterns", in the Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 South Reynolds Rd., artist is Perrysburg resident J Kiechel. Artist reception will be held Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m. and show will run through Feb. 22. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 419-381-1313.

t Auditions will be held for the play All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Jan. 22 and 23 from 7-9 p.m. in 405 University Hall on the BGSU Campus. Auditions are open to young people ages 10-18 years. Please bring a short (1-2 minute) prepared speech or recited poem. All company members will be expected to attend each rehearsal, performances will be Feb. 24 and 25. Information: 419-372-7179.


t Newborns In Need is having their monthly work day on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave. Work days are spent quilting, knitting, sewing, crocheting and preparing gift bags and baby items for premature and newborn babies that are sick or in crisis. Teachers will be on hand to teach basic quilt patterns, knitting or crocheting. Supplies are provided. Information: 419-472-4667 or 419-865-4470.


t Rossford Recreation Center Summer camps are June 5-Aug. 11; registration forms now available, 400 Dixie Hwy. For information and to register: 419-666-2905.


t American Legion, Conn-Weissenberger Post 587 dinner and dance, Jan. 22, at 2020 West Alexis Rd. Doors open 1 p.m. Members, $10; guest, $13. Dance only after 3 p.m., $6. Reservations, 419-476-5851. Dues, $5.

t Artist Club is forming now, to meet twice a month, have hands-on activities and guest speaker, meeting at the Arts Council office, 134 West South Boundary St., Ste. T, Perrysburg. Anyone interested should contact the Arts Council. Information: 419-873-2787 or go to Perrysburgarts.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 Dr., Oregon. Information: 419-690-7800.

t Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will host the annual dinner meeting on Tuesday at Maggie's Restaurant, 25481 North Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg. Social time at 6 p.m. abd dubber at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $13.50 per person. Guest speaker will be Kelly Heidbreder. Information: 419-885-2438.

t Bowling Green Skating clubs: Adults ages 18 and up meet Thursdays 8-10 p.m. at the BGSU Ice Arena, Mercer Rd., Bowling Green. Information 419-878-6604. Junior Club, ages 5 and up, meets Saturdays 8-11 a.m. 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 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, Conference Center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer. Public welcome, mini project each month. Information: 419-936-2986.

t Glass City Singles Club: group dance instruction for singles age 35 and up, Fridays 7:30-8:30 p.m. at DC Ranch, 25740 North State Rt. 25, Perrysburg. Also, Sundays 6-7 p.m. at Tamaron Country Club, 2162 West Alexis Rd. $6. Dining group formed for 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 Civil War Roundtable will meet today at Navarre Park Shelter House, corner of Navarre and White Sts., at 7:30 p.m. Harold George will present a slide show called "Statues in Time: Ohio's Civil War Monuments". Free and open to the public.

t Greater Toledo Republican Club meets the last Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. at Wernert's Corners Civic Association Building, 5068 Douglas Rd. Information: 419-476-3884.

t Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour, Wednesday in the school semester, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Student Union 3020, UT Bancroft campus. Information: 419-530-5506.

t Lake Erie British Car Club meets the second Wednesday each month at Charlie's Restaurant, 12407 Airport Hwy., Swanton, 6:30 p.m. dinner and meeting at 7:30 p.m. Information: 419-878-2041.

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 Machine Embroidery Guild meets the 2nd Saturday of every month in the meeting room at Hancock Fabrics, 5311 Airport Hwy., from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The guild is open to all brands of machines and is a public guild. Dues per meeting is $2. Information:419-841-5373 or email Diane at d.give@accesstoledo.com.

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 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 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.

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 second Saturday each month 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 5025 Glendale Ave. 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 St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary will meet Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Program will be a "Blind Auction". Bring a wrapped item worth at least $5 to raffle. Lunch will be $4. Guests are welcome.

t St. Vincent De Paul 55+ Club will meet Tuesday at the Oswald Center, 3257 Brigham St., it's Hawaiian Luau Time. Wear your muumuus and tropical shirts, blood pressure early with lunch at Noon. Information: 419-729-7294.

t Sagama, the Club of Presidents, will meet Wednesday at Noon at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas Rd., guest speaker will be Debbie Butler of Butler Interiors.

t Singles Group Bowling League is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday in Oregon. Cards, conversation, potlucks and support. Information: 419-862-0098 or 419-698-0943.

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 English-Speaking Union will meet at the Toledo Club for a seafood buffet, and Dr. Russell J. Bodi will be guest speaker on the subject of Shakespeare. A cash bar will begin at 6:30 p.m., and buffet at 7 p.m., program will begin at 8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend, cost is $34.50 per person, call 419-536-2396.

t Sylvania Women's Connection West meets tomorrow at The Renaissance Place, 6060 Renaissance Place on Holland-Sylvania Road. Juice and coffee at 9:15 a.m. followed by brunch, special program, vocalist, and inspirational speaker. Information: 419-472-8749. Cost, $12, Next brunch, Feb. 10.

t Toledo East Women's Connection luncheon today in the Oregon Room of St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave. Dinner begins 12:15 p.m., program at 12:30 p.m. Music, singer, speaker scheduled, plus a program, "Cookies by Design." Reservations: 419-476-2604. Open to the public.

t Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club meets the third Wednesday each month at the Toledo Botanical Garden Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Open to the public. Information: 419-531-8124 or 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. Open to the public. Information: 419-882-0461.

t Topics Camera Club meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month September through May at Way Public Library, 101 Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. For all level photographers. Information: 419-849-3108.

t VFW 5530 will have a Super Bowl Party on Feb. 5. Cost will be $20 which will include dinner and the game. Dinner only for $10 which includes a 10 oz. New York Strip and Draft Beer. Doors open at 4 p.m. Information: 419-729-9329 or 419-870-5964.

t VFW 606 ladies auxiliary, 11 a.m. today at 3005 Laskey Rd. Medicare prescription drug program discussed. Open to the public. Membership: 419-476-0114.

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, card games, dining out, and golf. Information: 419-531-5636.

t Westgate Toastmaster's meet Fridays 7-8:30 a.m. at West Park Place, 3501 Executive Pkwy., visitors welcome. Information: www.toastmasters.org.


t Art classes with Jan Revill Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Frog Towne Square Bay at the Erie Street Market, 237 South Erie St. $5 for adults and children age 5 and older.

t Brown bag seminars on women's topics, Thursdays 12:30-1:30 p.m., Catharine S. Eberly Center, Tucker Hall, room 180, University of Toledo main campus.

t Childbirth education classes, Thursdays 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 Children's Program for 2 and 3 year olds and their parents to be offered at Maumee Valley Country Day School. "We Are All Friends" is a four-week class where children will participate in crafts, stories, games and activities. The class will meet Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 9:30-11 a.m. Information: 419-381-1313 ext. 3036.

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, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 English for speakers of other languages at Owens Community College, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. in the college's Workforce and Community Services on Tracy Rd., Northwood, and also Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30-3 p.m., Room 150 at Owens' Findlay-area campus on Bright Rd. Information: 567-661-7357.

t GED test preparation and practice tests for adults: Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 or evenings at Washington Local Adult Basic and Literacy Education, 3939 Wrenwood. Information: 419-473-2364.

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 Lifelong Learning Classes for adults at Monroe County Community College's Whitman Center, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. Art, real estate, tai chi, CPR, computers, more. Information: 734-847-0559.

t Mercy College Continuing Professional Education to offer classes in New Year's Resolution, Lose Weight Nutrition and Gentle Exercise, Yoga and Pilates. Classes begin the week of Jan. 10, information: 419-251-1799.

t Pottery Classes to be offered by the Toledo Potters' Guild at the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., for ages 14 through adult, beginning the week of Jan. 9. Fee is $175. A clay class for ages 7-18 begin Jan. 12 and meets for two hours once a week for 10 weeks, fee is $125. Information: 419-535-6937 or go to www.toledopottersguild.org.

t Project ABC free Family Arts Lab every Tuesday, 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, $3 per session. Drawing class Tuesdays for ages 6-13, from 4-5:30 p.m. and Creative Dramatics for ages 6-13, Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m., $5 each session. Register: 419-480-0222.

t Project Succeed opportunities for those who have lost financial support; become financially self-sufficient through education and career decisions. Information: Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at the University of Toledo, 419-530-8570.

t Roofers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee applications accepted at Northwest Ohio Construction Education Center, 4535 Hill Ave., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Applicants age 18 or older must have completed 10th grade or more; have 30 days or more experience on the roof, and must show a driver's license or birth certificate.

t Swim Lessons for beginner and intermediate levels will be offered at Sunshine Inc. of Northwest Ohio, 7223 Maumee Western Rd., Maumee, beginning Jan. 21. Six-week sessions will run every Saturday morning, Jan. 21-Feb. 25 and March 26-May 6 (with one week off for Easter). Classes are geared towards able-bodied children and children with disabilities that can participate without a personal attendant in the water. For cost and times call 419-865-0251 ext. 3611. Deadline for first session is Jan. 13. For more information visit www.sunshineincnwo.com.

t Sylvania High Schools Open Houses for incoming Freshman and their parents, Northview, 5403 Silica Dr., will be Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. and Southview, 7225 Sylvania Ave., will be Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Information: call Nancy Crandell at 419-824-8553, or Northview principal at 419-824-8570 or Southview principal at 419-824-8580.

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 job training: Lucas County: 419-213-JOBS; 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 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 who speak English, attend local high schools, have spending money and insurance. Call 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 foreign students age 15-18 into their home. Must provide a bed for the student and include them in family meals. Students 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, seeks host families for exchange students from Germany, Latvia, China, Thailand, Japan, Turkey, Korea, Mongolia, Slovakia, 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: 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, 9 a.m. to noon.

t Commodore Perry VFW 3338, Fridays 4-8 p.m., 2231 South St.

t Conn-Weissenberger American Legion Post 587, 2020 West Alexis Rd., Fridays 5-7 p.m., $6.

t Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu, smoke-free.

t Diehn American Legion Post 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 5-7 p.m. first Friday of each month through May. Shrimp, chicken strips, baked and deep fried fish available.

t Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. 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 all.

t Saint Caspar Knights of Columbus Council 8829, tomorrow from 4:30-7:15 p.m. at Parish Life Center, 1205 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon. Buffet Breakfast Sunday from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Public is invited, free will offering will be accepted.

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


t Aquatic arthritis exercise 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 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 for the National Marrow Donor Program; seeking area residents to join the bone marrow registry. Information: 419-787-4186.

t Central Catholic High School to offer "Lunch and Learn" program to discuss the new Medicare prescription plan, Jan. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the school's Sullivan Center Fondessy room. Registration is required. Contact Mary Pierce at 419-255-2306, ext. 145.

t Childbirth Education classes 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 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 exercises, Wednesday mornings at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, and Thursday evenings at Mercy Health Partners Conference Center, 3400 Meijer Drive. Call 419-345-3986.

t Healthcare speakers available through Bay Park Community Hospital. Message tailored to schools, churches, service clubs, civic groups, businesses. Information: 419-690-7504.

t Healing care programs to help families through the cancer experience, offered by ProMedica Cancer Center. Tai chi, understanding medicines, vitamins, herbs, yoga. Information: 419-291-5899.

t Health lectures noon Wednesdays, St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St. 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 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 NW Ohio Affiliate, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Information: 419-251-4000.

t Pet First Aid course at Owens Community College at the Workforce and Community Services building on Tracy Road in Northwood. Proper techniques to care for pets in a crisis. $30 includes a manual. Information: 419-661-7357.

t Psychotherapy analysis 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.

t Smoke Stoppers Staying Stopped, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Charles Mercy Hospital, 2600 Navarre, Oregon.

t Tai chi for arthritis increases flexibility, muscle strength, heart-lung capacity, and balance, classes Thursdays at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary, Perrysburg, $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 Taoist Tai Chi, gentle exercises promote flexibility, balance, relaxation: demonstrations held the first week in January at seven Toledo area locations, including Point Place and Bedford, Mich. Information: 419-537-0131.

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.


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Support Groups

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