t●Romance Readers book group, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, The Garden by Nicolas Sparks, Wood County District Public Library, 251 North Main St.
t●Learn to Spin: Black Swamp Spinners Guild workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Center Township fire hall, 9986 Bowling Green Rd. at Carter Road. Take a sack lunch, beverage provided. Register by Feb. 13. Information: 419-424-0319.
t●Bingo every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Information: 419-353-6371.
t●Free blood pressure and blood glucose checks, 3-6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Riverview Medical Center, by Dr. James Byatt, family practitioner, 213789 River Rd. Refreshments offered. Information: 419-832-4143.
t●Noon lunches for seniors 60 and older, Fridays, Hosanna Lutheran Church, 23019 Kellogg St. Donation, $2. Information: 1-800-367-4935.
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●Babytime songs, puppets, stories, for ages 1-2 with their adult companions, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Tuesdays at Holland branch library, 1032 South McCord Rd. Registration required.
t Little League Baseball registration 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, Gateway Middle School cafeteria, 900 Gibbs Rd. For players ages 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 school district. Team manager for an age 13-14 league needed; call Jeff, 419-891-9815.
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●AdventureTouring 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. Watch a slide show on backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park at 2:15 p.m. Chili Walk 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 29 at Side Cut; take a brisk walk along the Maumee River; follow up with a cup of chili around the fire. Reservations required, 419-407-9700.
t●Maumee Democratic Club kick-off meeting, 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit Ave. Maumee mayor Tim Wagener, and Ben Konop, both Lucas County Commissioner candidates, will be present.
t Pancake and sausage breakfast, Cass Road Baptist Church, 1400 Cass Rd., Feb. 4 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free for ages 4 and under.
t●Snow Ball family fun and games night, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 27, Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave.
t●Young Artist recital by violinist Sarah Connelly, 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Free admission and refreshments.
t●Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Thursday book discussion, 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave.
t● 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St. Funky Valentines afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4: eat cholocates and sip tea while you create collage-style Valentine cards to take home. Cost, $15. Cooking classes, pottery, crafts, and children's classes also offered. :Registration and information: 419-874-4174.
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.
t●Music and pictures for a winter warm up at Oak Openings Preserve, 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Buehner Center, 4139 Girdham Rd. Recorded music, a slide show plus a short walk; hot beverages served. Dress for the weather.
t●Adventure Touring and Hiking, 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Oak Openings, Buehner Center, 4139 Girdham Rd. Hike or ski with area American Hostelling International, 1 p.m. Slide program on Thailand at 2:15 p.m.
t●Monte Carlo event noon-2 a.m. Feb. 4, Swanton American Legion, 200 South Hallett Ave. Benefits Swanton Band Boosters. Information: 419-826-3045.
t●Murderous Melodrama, Teen Mystery program, 4 p.m. today at the Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Interactive mystery program with prizes and treats. Call now to register.
t●Charming Billy by Alice McDermott, book discussion at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. New members welcome.
t●PAWS to Read for grades 1-4, 7 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 2 to 23 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Children read aloud for 15-minutes to a therapy dog with trainer. Sign up now.
t●Sweet Treats for Teens, grades 5-12, from 4-5 p.m. Feb. 8. Valentine Day goodies to make and eat; call Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. to register. Be My Valentine stories and cards for grades K-4 at 2 p.m. Feb. 11. Call to register. Free.
t●So You Want to Buy a Horse, tips from the Post and Rail Stables on purchasing or leasing a horse, 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Waterville branch library, 800 Michigan Ave. Register now.
t●Open basketball gym for grades7-8 boys, available 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 28-March 11 at Hope United Methodist Church Christian Life Center gym, 10610 Waterville St. Call 419-877-5232; leave name, phone number to register. Free.
t●Test taking strategies by author of The Testing Zone, Bruce Boguski, 7-8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Whitehouse Primary School, 6510 Texas St. Learn techniques for parents to help students improve their memory and creativity, retention, and tips for students to relax under pressure. Free to the public.
t●Anthony Wayne kindergarten registration for the 2006-2007 school year now underway for children age five on or before Sept. 30. Information for parents and students at 7 p.m. April 4 at Monclova Primary School, 8035 Monclova Rd., Monclova. Kindergarten screening held the last two weeks in April. Call Monclova Primary, Waterville Primary, or Whitehouse Primary to register and make an appointment for a screening.
t●Saturn Closes In 8-10:30 p.m. tomorrow; see the planet Saturn and the night sky at the Beaver Creek Preserve; meet on the star gazing deck and then visit the lodge for hot beverages and a fire. Canceled in extreme weather. Reservations and directions: www.wcparks.org or 1-800-321-1897.
t●Explore the Slippery Elm Trail and Rudolph Savanna in winter, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, meet at the Ranger Station, 14050 Mermill Rd., Rudolph, Ohio. Canceled in extreme weather. Reservations and directions: www.wcparks.org or 1-800-321-1897.
t●Native seed cleaning 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 10-11 a.m. Feb. 2 at Park District Headquarters, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Search for owls and hawks at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area, 11:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 4; meet at park district headquarters. Fee, $3 for members, $5 for others. Register for all programs at www.wcparks.org or call 1-800-311-1897.
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●Valentine dance at the Mayores Center, 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at 2 Aurora Gonzalez Dr. Dancing partners available; light refreshments. DJ music by "MT." Advance tickets are $3 each or $4 per couple, until Feb. 1. Tickets at the door are a $1 more. Open to the public. Information: 419-242-1144.
t●Native American poetry and storytelling by Snowfeather and the American Indian Intertribal Association, 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Brewed Awakenings coffee house, 2636 West Central Ave. Open mike. Joyce Snowfeather Mahaney will read her poems. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
t●Nature photo shoot of reptiles at the Toledo Zoo: Feb. 4. Time and cost: 419-407-9700.
t●Puppet shows at the Reynolds Corners branch library, Feb. 2, 9, and 16 at 7 p.m., 4833 Dorr St. Registration required
t An American Journey: The Art of Frank Murphy, a multimedia exhibition at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., to run through Jan. 31. Viewing hours are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by appointment. Information: 419-244-2787.
t Pride of Toledo Chorus will offer free vocal lessons, for all interested women ages 16 and up, Jan. 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, 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 Antique Show and Sale sponsored by the Maumee Valley Historical Society, at the Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, Saturday from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. and Sunday 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 Maumee Valley Historical Society. 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. Show will run through Feb. 22. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 419-381-1313.
t Free Community Education Program Smart Heart: Your Best Defense Against Heart Disease, to be presented by St. Luke's Hospital Heart Center to celebrate their fifth anniversary, Feb. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of St. Luke's Hospital, 5901 Monclova Rd. Register: 419-897-8484 or go to www.stlukeshospital.com.
t Woodmore Academic Boosters are seeking nominees for the Woodmore Academic Hall of Fame/Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominees must be graduates of Woodmore High School, distinguished themselves in some way and have graduated at least 10 years prior to election. Academic Honors Banquet will be in May of 2006. Nomination forms are available at Sky bank in Elmore and Woodville, the Woodville Branch Library, the Harris-Elmore PUblic Library and Woodmore High School. Forms must be returned by March 1. Information: 419-862-2555.
t Swim for Diabetes and Scuba too! Individuals or groups can help raise money for Diabetes Youth Services, teaching local children how to manage their diabetes and supporting families, preventing complications and improving lives. Collect pledges, sponsor a swimmer or diver or sell starfish at your school or business. Swim for Diabetes will take place Feb. 9 and 10 at four area indoor pool locations and culminates Feb. 11 at the University of Toledo Student Rec Center. Families can swim, enjoy the facilities, lunch and try out scuba diving. On Feb. 12 from 2-4 p.m. will be the Scuba Challenge at the UT Student Rec Center. Certified divers will compete for prizes and equipment. Minimum of $25 raised will qualify for most events. Information: www.dys4kids.org or call 419-480-1796.
t Relay for Life -Chili Cook-Off, Owens Community College, Math and Science Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 2. Area residents can test an array of chili recipes prepared by the college's Relay for life team participants, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Information: 567-661-7305 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7305.
t Spaghetti Dinner, all-you-can-eat, to benefit Maumee Women's Softball, Sunday at the Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois Ave., 2-5 p.m. Cost is $5.50. Information: 419-893-2631 or 419-410-1356.
t Italian Dinner to benefit the St. Francis Alumni Scholarship Fund will be held Feb. 4 at St. Francis High School, 2323 West Bancroft St., at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person, all tickets must be paid for before Jan. 30. Information: 419-531-1618 or 419-476-4211.
t St. Jude Dream Home tickets are on sale, with a chance to win the $245,000 house located in the Saddlebrook Subdivision in Perrysburg. Other prizes include shopping sprees. Tickets are $100 each with all proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Tickets can be reserved at all area Meijer locations, Hancock Fabrics stores or by visiting www.stjudedreamhome.org. Information: 1-800-831-7061. Drawing will be held on April 30.
t My Furry Valentine dinner and auction gala, to benefit Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet, in the atrium at Clarion Westgate from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Feb. 11. Live and silent auction gourmet grazing, cash bar and music to be provided by Mobile DJ Phil Cogar. Auction items to include jewelry, trips, art, autographed sports memorabilia, and more. Tickets are $45 per person or $80 for couples. Go to www.MaumeeValleySaveAPet.org or call 419-367-6828. The TICA cat show will be taking place at the Clarion Westgate from Feb. 10-12. Information: www.ToledoCatShow.com.
t Pet Photo Valentine Party at Karnik Pet Lodge, 2921 Fairbanks Ave., Feb. 11, from 9 a.m.-Noon. Free Papa Murphy's Pizza, raffle, dachshund rescue, photos by Paul Kenney Studio for $10 donation, extra packages also available. Information: 419-841-6621.
t Heart & Soul fund-raiser, to benefit Harbor Behavioral Healthcare and National Alliance on Mental Illness, Feb. 11 from 6:30-10 p.m. at The Roost at Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St. Silent auction to include athletic event tickets, items donated by Toledo area artists. $75 per couple by Jan. 31 and $40 per person thereafter. Reservations by Feb. 3: 419-479-3233 ext. 1230. Open to the public. Afterglow Party to follow, 9:30-11:30 p.m. at the Leslie Adams Studio, across the street from Fifth Third Field. $20 per person, featuring art, coffee, and food.
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, 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. Feb. 12, March 19, April 30 and May 14.
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., Suite. 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 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 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 Greater Toledo Volkswagen Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Tony Packo's Restaurant, 1902 Front St. New members welcome, call 419-389-0059.
t Great Northern Sportsman's Club will have their Stag-Wild Game Dinner at St. Clements Community Center, 3030 Tremainsville Rd., Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. Cost is $30. Information: 419-475-6337 or 419-841-6490.
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 email@example.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 Monroe Camera Club will meet the first and third Thursday of the month at 4010 North Custer, Monroe, Mich. Information: 734-243-3346.
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 or 419-865-4470.
t New Neighbors League Club hosts interest groups and special activities for those new to the area, including monthly luncheons with speakers. Information: 419-841-5642.
t Old Newsboys Goodfellows Association luncheon meetings at noon the first and third Friday each month at Michael's Bar and Grill, 901 Monroe St. Information: 419-381-0755.
t Oregon Business and Professional Women will meet today at the Oregon Municipal Center, 5300 Seaman Rd., from 6-8 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6p.m., speaker will be Carol Luepp from the Women in History Project portraying Sacajawea. Information: 419-693-6963.
t Public Employee Retirees Inc., Chapter 4, will meet 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Place, speaker is Jane Weber, volunteer coordinator for North Coast Mental Health. Information: 419-478-7392.
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 Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Roger Bresnahan/Mud Hens Chapter, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at the home of Shirley and Lowell Hinkle in Perrysburg. Meeting is free and open to the public, for more information call 419-874-1400.
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 will have their next luncheon on Feb. 9, doors open at 11:45 a.m., in the Oregon Room of St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Cost is $8.50. For reservations call 419-476-2604.
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 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 4906 will meet at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the post hall, 2161 Consaul St. Information: 419-345-4143.
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 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 Women's Connection West of Sylvania will meet Feb. 10 for juice and coffee at 9:15 a.m. followed by Brunch, at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., cost is $12. Special feature, "Tatefully Simple" by Bev Anderson and inspirational speaker Pat Ellerholz. Reservations required: 419-472-8749. Respond by Feb. 8.
t Spring Craft Show at St. Michael's, 510 West Front St., Monroe, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18, for table rental call 734-269-2780.
t Spring Craft Show for the East Toledo Senior Activities Center will be March 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., all crafts are handmade and there will be a bake sale. For table rental information call 419-691-2254.
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● 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.
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 Free Adult Computer GED Enhancement Program, sponsored by Toledo Public Schools Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program (ABLE), will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 1530 North Superior St., Summit Annex 2nd Floor, Room 232. Information: 419-671-8700.
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. Free 5-class fast track program with test offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. 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 Lecture Series to be presented by the Wolcott House Museum Guild and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in the St. Luke's Center of the Maumee Branch Library, 501 River Rd., Mondays at 10 a.m., Feb. 6-March 27. Information: 419-259-5312.
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, 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, next six-week sessions will be every Saturday morning, 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. 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.
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.
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 419-868-4998 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.
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., through April 28. Information: 419-381-0153.
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 $6.50, 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 Progressive Fishing Association, 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, every Friday from 5-8 p.m., $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $4 for children, through April 28. Information: 419-877-9909.
t Saint Caspar Knights of Columbus Council 8829, in the Parish Life Center, 1205 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon, tomorrow from 4:30-7:15 p.m. All you can eat fish fry, baked lemon pepper fish, macaroni & cheese, dessert and drink included. Benefit for Girls Christian Fellowship.
t●St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 South Coy Rd., Oregon, 4-7 p.m. tomorrow. All-you-can-eat Alaskan walleye, dessert included. Half price for children.
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 Alzheimer long-term care and caregiver information will be subjects of a panel discussion presented by WGTE Public Broadcasting in partnership with the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., Jan. 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. at WGTE, 1270 South Detroit Ave. This event is free and open to the public, reservations are required. Call WGTE's Outreach Department at 419-380-4638.
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 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●Personal trainer certification, 8 a.m. Feb. 25-26, a 2-day workshop at St. James Club, 7337 West Bancroft St. A required CPR certification course will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Club. Register: www.netafit.org or 1-800-AEROBIC. Local contact: 419-841-5597.
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.
For a listing of upcoming military and school reunions, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.
t Perrysburg High School will present Winter One Acts on Feb. 2,3,4,9,10 and 11 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 and $5 and are available at the high school box office. Information: 419-874-3181 ext. 25105.
t St. Ursula Academy will present Cats at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4; and 2 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5 at the Franciscan Theatre of Lourdes College in Sylvania.
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