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Published: Wednesday, 2/8/2006

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East Toledo

t●Tips for smart spending by the Better Business Bureau, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Lutheran Home Assisted Living, 131 North Wheeling St. Light refreshments.

t Valentine Day candy tasting contest for teens, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Birmingham branch library, 203 Paine Ave.

t●Blood drive, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 5856 Heatherdowns Blvd. Apointments: 419-861-0161. Walk-ins welcome.

t●Sweet treats and funny puppet shows for grades K-5 at Birmingham branch library, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at 203 Paine Ave.,

t●East Toledo Teacher of the Year nominations accepted by the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Forms available by calling 419-691-1429. Submit by Feb. 17.

t●Feed Your Neighbor site, 10 a.m.-noon the first Saturday each month, Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 601 Nevada St.; also, 4-6 p.m. the second, third and fourth Tuesdays at the church. ID required. Information: 419-276-0064.

Northwood

t●T-ball, baseball, or softball registration for ages 5-14: Feb. 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Josie Reinhart Community Center, 6000 Wales Rd. Register also 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9-10 and 13 at the municipal office, same address. Deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 13. Fee is $30 per child, with a maximum of $45 for two or more children in a family. Fee waivers may be requested in writing.

Oregon

t●Oregon Fest planning 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Oregon branch library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Visit www.OregonFest.org or call 419-691-9750.

t●Get Ready for Valentine's Day at Oregon branch library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Feb. 11 at 3340 Dustin Rd. Stories, snack, a short film. Free.

t●Black Swamp Observatory raptor workshop, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 12 at Pearson Metropark lodge, 4600 Starr Ave. Learn to identify hawks and other raptors in flight. Volunteer to help count migrating hawks this spring.

t●Spaghetti dinner by the Oregon Junior Eagles, noon-3 p.m. Feb. 12 at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. $5. Half price for ages 6-12.

Perrysburg

t●Historical re-enactment of the Black Swamp Doctor by John Jaeger, 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave. Sponsored by the Perrysburg Area HIstoric Museum. Refreshments served.

t●Foreign Study for college students, a panel discussion, 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at Way Public Library, 101 East Indiana Ave.

. Rossford

t●Pancake, sausage, and egg breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12 at the fire station, 321 East Main St. Free blood pressure checks.

Wood County

t●Cabin Fever Family Camp-In, 7 p.m. Feb. 10 to 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at Beaver Creek Preserve Cabin, Long Judson Road, between Milton and Beaver Creek roads, Grand Rapids Township. Reservations and directions: 419-353-1897 or 1-800-321-1897.

t●Night hike followed by hot chocolate and snacks, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Knight Nature Preserve, 29530 White Rd., Perrysburg. Program canceled in extreme weather. Reservations: www.wcparks.org or 1-800-321-1897.

t●Snowflake Adventures hiking series, 1-2 p.m. Feb. 11 at Bradner Preserve, Timmons Road entrance, no restrooms available. Wear snowboots, skis, or showshoes for the hike. Reservations and directions: 1-800-321-1897.

Toledo

t●Card party at Little Flower Parish, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the O'Grady Center, 5522 Dorr St. Hot lunch and dessert served. Tallies, $6. t●Puppet shows at the Reynolds Corners branch library, Feb. 9 and 16 at 7 p.m., 4833 Dorr St. Register now for all programs.

t●I Love You! stories, crafts, and sweets for Valentine's Day, 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Lagrange branch library, 3422 Lagrange St. For grades K-5.

t●"Developing character and bringing back integrity," by author Madelyn Swift, 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 South Reynolds Rd. Child discipline, family dynamics, and personal communication addressed.

t●Bird Study for Adults: 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 11 in Swan Creek Preserve's Yager Center, 4659 Airport Hwy. Program at 9 a.m. on cavity nesters in the Oak Openings region and at 10 a.m. on breeding raptors. Volunteers who can monitor birds and collect data will attend a short meeting at 11:15 a.m. Reservations required: 419-407-9700.

t●Wildwood by Night, nature walk by moonlight, Feb. 10 at Wildwood Preserve. Reservations and time: 419-407-9700.

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

t●Black History Month films, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20, and 27 at Kent branch library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd. Feb. 13: Let the Church Say Amen; Feb. 20: An Unlikely Friendship, and Feb. 27: Standing On My Sister's Shoulders. Free.

t●Full moon walk, 7:30-8;30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Swan Creek Preserve, 4659 Airport Hwy. Warm beverages provided.

t●Foreign language department performance, 6:45-8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Rogers High School, 5539 Nebraska Ave. Poems, skits, songs, and dances performed by students of French, German, and Spanish. Free. Rogers staff, students, and parents are invited to take part in a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. before the performance.

t●Remember the Ladies: Significant Women in American History, a program for school children, 10 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Wildwood Preserve Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. Teachers and parents of home-schooled children invited to call 419-407-9784 for reservations.

Areawide

t The Mill Youth Center has resumed youth nights Fridays and Saturdays after being closed for renovations. Each youth member will receive a photo ID for only $1. The Mill is encouraging businesses and private donors to sponsor a youth membership. Information: 419-725-6455 ext. 120.

t Auditions for Oregon Community Theatre production of The All Night Strut will be Feb. 21 from 6-8 p.m. in Fassett Music Room, 3025 Starr Ave. Show dates will be April 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30. Information: 419-691-1398.

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, today 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 Great American Mutt Show, sponsored by the Toledo Area Humane Society, will be Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Seagate Centre in Downtown Toledo. "Breed Challenged" dogs will be judged in various categories. Prizes for all winners. Contest entry fees are $20 if you pre-register and $30 at the door. Spectator admission only: $5 for adults, $3 for children, under 3 are free and dogs on a leash are $1. Information: 419-482-7101.

t Quilt Show, at Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center, 10542 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 16. Area quilters who would like to participate should call 419-874-1931. Free.

t President's Day Party, sponsored by the Christ Child Society of Toledo for the 612th Unit, their families, and all children and parents of deployed personell overseas, will be Feb. 19 from 3-5 p.m. at the Ohio National Guard Headquarters, 28846 Tracy Rd., Walbridge. Performances by Eddie Boggs, Jo-Jo the clown, Patrick Prysecki the Magician; there will be face painting, zoo animals to pet and polaroid pictures taken to send to mom or dad overseas. Pizza, beverages and cookies will be served. Reservations are requested, call 419-666-3472 ext. 6615 or toll free at 866-278-5755.

t Erie Street Idol 2006 will consist of performances in three age categories spread over a three week period, beginning with children from 5-11 years old on Feb. 26, Juniors ages 12-18 will be March 5 and adults 18 and over on March 12. The program will start at Noon on each of these Sundays at the Erie Street Market. Pick up an application at the Market during business hours or go to www.eriestreetmarket.org and download the application and rules. Registration is $30.

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. 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.

Benefits

t Valentine Treat Books available at Wendy's Restaurants to benefit Adopt America Network to help find homes for many children waiting in foster care. Books to sell for $1 and will contain 10 coupons for free treats at Wendy's.

t Have a Heart for Homeless Pets! Sponsored by Purina, consumers can select Purina brand products with their Giant Eagle Advantage Card to help The Toledo Area Humane society to receive a portion of these products. Information: www.toledoareahumanesociety.org.

t Swim for Diabetes and Scuba too! Individuals or groups can help raise money for Diabetes Youth Services, Feb. 9 and 10 at four area indoor pool locations and 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 Victorian Luncheon to benefit the Monclova Historical Foundation will be held at the 1912 School House, 8115 Monclova Rd., Monclova, Saturday at Noon. There will be a fashion show, silent auction, special drawing and gourmet luncheon, tickets are $25. Call 419-861-1336.

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, 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 Saturday. Live and silent auction gourmet grazing, cash bar and music 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 Benefit dinner for Erin Puhl, Perrysburg High School Freshman who is fighting a rare form of bone cancer, sponsored by Friends of Perrysburg, will be Saturday at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 East Second St., Perrysburg, from 7 p.m.-Midnight. Featuring a silent auction, DJ Steve Ashenfelter, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and cocktails. Tickets are $25 per person and tables of 8-10 can be reserved. Semi-formal attire is encouraged but not required. Call 419-872-9401 or go to www.friendsofperrysburg.org.

t Benefit Spaghetti dinner for Chris Gelso, who was recently diagnosed with a chronic heart and lung disease, will be Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 202 West Front St., Monroe, Mich., from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will go directly to help with his medical expenses. Information: 734-241-5910 or 419-392-1693.

t Pet Photo Valentine Party at Karnik Pet Lodge, 2921 Fairbanks Ave., Saturday, from 9 a.m.-Noon. Free Papa Murphy's Pizza, raffle, dachshund rescue, photos by Paul Kenney Studio for $10 donation. Information: 419-841-6621.

t Heart & Soul fund-raiser, to benefit Harbor Behavioral Healthcare and National Alliance on Mental Illness, Saturday 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.$40 per person. 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 "You Lucky Dog" Rescue fundraiser will be on Feb. 14 at Rick's Silver Moon Soda Grill, 7820 Ponderosa Rd., Perrysburg, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with raffles, breakfast or lunch.

t Auction to benefit Toledo School for the Arts, Feb. 18 at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Doors open and silen auction begins at 4 p.m. Dinner served at 5 p.m. and live auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, dinner tickets are $35, sponsors and advertisers needed. Information: 419-246-8732 ext. 224.

t Movie Double Feature, to benefit Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, will show "An Affair to Remember" and "Sleepless in Seattle" at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. $15 per person or $25 per couple. Tickets available by calling 419-874-1335 or at the door. Donations of non-perishable food items accepted for the LSS Emergency Food Pantry.

t Mardi Gras Party, to benefit the Fair Housing Center, will take place at Gumbo's Bayou Grille at the Docks in International Park on Feb. 23 from 6-11 p.m. This even will celebrate diversity and feature a costume contest, music by the KGB, a strolling magician, an astrologer, auctions, festive drinks, Cajun food and Mardi Gras beads. Tickets are $40 each, call 419-243-6163.

t Round & Square Dance to benefit Sunshine Foundation, Inc., to help young people with disabilities, Feb. 25 at Hope United Methodist Church, 10610 Waterville St., Whitehouse, 7-11 p.m. $7.50 for adults and $4 for children and are available at the door. Information: 419-832-8025.

t Bowl With A Cop fundraiser for Woodmore After Prom will be Feb. 25 from 1-3 p.m. at Tri-County Bowling Alley in Woodville. Cost is $12 a person which includes bowling, shoes, food and door prizes. Information: 419-862-2968.

Camps

t Softball Clinics to be offered at Notre Dame Academy. Pitching Camp to start Feb. 12, Defensive Skills Camp to start Feb. 19 and Catcher's Camp to start Feb. 26. Information: 419-475-9359 ext. 2625 or email Jordan Stevens at nda_jstevens@nwoca.org.

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●Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp in Charlotte, NC is accepting applications for boys and girls ages 10-19. For information call 704-373-0873.

Clubs

t American Legion, Conn-Weissenberger Post 587 dinner dances, 2020 West Alexis Rd. Doors open 1 p.m. Members, $10; guest, $13. Dance only after 3 p.m., $6. Reservations, 419-476-5851. 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 Friends of Wood County Parks annual meeting will be Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at Otsego Park, 20000 River Rd., Bowling Green. Steve Pollick, Outdoor Editor of The Blade will present a program on the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Steve follows the mushers and their teams across 1,100 miles of Alaskan wilderness from Anchorage to Nome in a 1948 bush plane. To make a reservation call the Wood County Parks office at 419-353-1897 or 1-800-321-1897 by Feb. 16.

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, call 419-389-0059.

t●Historical Society of Bedford meets 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd. Election of officers. Information: 734-847-0922.

t Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour, Wednesday in the school semester, 12:00-1:30 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, 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 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.

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 Pals of Long Ago Remembering Athletic Club meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Zonobia Shrine Temple, 1511 Madison Ave. Information: 419-536-8525.

t Samagama, the Club of Presidents, will meet Wednesday at Noon at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas Rd. Reservations needed by tomorrow, call 419-893-7374.

t Singles Group Bowling League is accepting bowlers or teams of three for games every other Sunday in Oregon. Cards, conversation, potlucks.

Information: 419-862-0098 or 419-698-0943.

t Toledo Camera Club meets 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and the second and fourth Monday each month, Toledo Botanical Garden conference center, 5403 Elmer Dr. Feb. 13: video shown of portrait photographers Louise and Joseph Simone of Montreal, and a demonstration by photographer Al Pinski. Open to the public. Information: 419-478-7594.

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 North After 5 Women's Connection will meet Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Tamaron Country Club, 2162 West Alexis Rd. Includes a $15 sit-down dinner and tips on travel. For reservations call 419-841-7330 or 419-474-9084 by today.

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 606 Ladies Auxiliary will meet Saturday at 11 a.m., 3005 Laskey Rd., to discuss the VFW PAC program. Information: 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 Wild Ones Natural Landscapers garden club will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at the Stranahan Arboretum, education room, 4131 Tantara. Meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 419-539-6810 or 419-841-1007 or go www.arboretum.utoledo.edu.

t Women's Connection West of Sylvania will meet tomorrow for juice and coffee at 9:15 a.m. followed by Brunch, at Sylvania Country Club, 5201 Corey Rd., $12. Special feature, "Tatefully Simple," and inspirational speaker. Reservations required: 419-472-8749.

Concerts

t A New York Preview, 7:30 p.m. today at Wildwood Manor House, 5100 West Central Ave. Pianist Dr. Anthony Pattin of Birmingham, Ala., originally of Toledo, will play works of Haydn, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.

Crafts

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 Spring Craft Show March 25 at Woodmore High School, Elmore. Table information and details call 419-862-2968.

Education

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 Basic Motorcycle Rider Course registration to take place Saturday at Toledo Harley-Davidson/Buell, 7960 West Central Ave., from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a one day only registration and participants must register in person. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Registration fee is $25. For information contact the Lucas County Educational Service Center at 419-473-3107 or Toledo Harley-Davidson/Buell at 419-843-7892.

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, 1-4 p.m. Information: 419-473-2364.

t History Lecture to be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Driscoll Alumni Center at the University of Toledo as part of the "Engaged History" Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Fort Meigs Military History Roundtable, the lecture by Dr. Higginbotham is entitled "Washington's Remarkable Generation." The Driscoll Alumni Center is located at the corner of West Bancroft St. and University Hill Blvd. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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., now to 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. information: 419-251-1799.

t●The Northwest Ohio Track Officials Association is sponsoring a series of classes for persons to become registered track officials with the Ohio High School Athletic Association to work junior high and senior high school events. Bill Gilbert, former dean and coach at Whitmer High School will teach the class at Rogers High School on Nebraska Avenue. Classes are scheduled Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 28, March 7, 14, and 21. The final class session will consist of taking the OHSAA test in order to qualify. Pre-registration is required. Information: 419-475-3363..

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 Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory programs for families are Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children (3 and older) and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650 or go to 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 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 Supply Chain Management Workshop to be offered at Bowling Green State University, Olscamp Building, Rm 101, Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Register online at www.pace.bgsu.edu/registeronline or call 419-372-8181. Register by Feb. 17.

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 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 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.

Festival

t Fulton County Music Festival, coordinated by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Swanton High School auditorium. Admission is free. The Honors Band and Honors Choir will be comprised of students from all of the high schools in Fulton County.

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

t Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1750 Raab Rd., Swanton. Feb. 24, March 10 and 24 and April 7, 5-8 p.m., adults are $7, carryouts $7 and children grades 1-8 are $3. Information: 419-826-5051.

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●St. Caspar Knights of Columbus at the Parish Life Center, 1205 North Shoop Ave., Wauseon, 4:30-7:15 p.m. Feb. 17. Baked lemon pepper fish, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. To benefit Green Team 4-H Club.

t St. Thomas Aquinas Holy Name Society, Feb. 17 from 5-7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, 729 White St. Cost is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $3.50 for children. Proceeds to benefit Boy and Cub Scout programs.

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.

Health

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 Arthritis Foundation Northwestern Ohio Chapter is having an informational meeting Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at the James C. Caldwell Community Center in the Wilson Park Shelter House, 3252 Otto. To register call 419-729-4654, ext. 212. New classes forming in Flexibility/Mobility.

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 Event, Sugar Free and free of charge, Feb. 14 from 2-4 p.m. at Fairview Skilled Nursing/Rehab, 4420 South Ave. Sample sugar free foods, blood sugar and pressure checks, balance testing, hearing screenings, education by health professionals. Information: 419-531-4201.

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.

Reunions

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

School Plays

t Perrysburg High School will present Winter One Acts on Feb. 9,10 and 11 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 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.

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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