t Artist Applications are being accepted for the University of Toledo Art on the Mall on July 30. Applications are available at www.toledoalumni.org or by calling the UT Alumni Association at 419-530-2586, and must be submitted with four 35mm slides representative of work to be sold at the art fair. Jury fees are $15 for each submitted category, are nonrefundable and must be postmarked by April 28.
t Bowling Green Art Walk, walking tour art show in Historic Downtown Bowling Green, April 29, noon-5 p.m. Show highlights over 50 local artists, crafters, and 24 galleries who will display works in participating downtown locations. Download brochure at www.downtownbgohio.org or pick one up at Bowling Green H.S., Huntington National Bank, or BG Common Space.
t Great American Cleanup for community groups and businesses during April. Clothes collection through April 30 at the Erie Street Market, 237 Erie St., Tuesdays through Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items collected include clothes, shoes, fabric and used textiles. Information: 419-213-2255.
t Auditions for Horizon Youth Theatre production of The Prince With Two Mothers to be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1 in 405 University Hall, BGSU. Seeking young actors (ages 7-18), 10-12 female roles, 7-8 male roles and 2 roles for children ages 5-7. Auditions will include cold readings, theatre games, movement activities and improvisation. $30 participation fee, production will be June 9-12. Call 419-372-8856.
t Planting the Seed: Tools for Growing Your Family Tree, annual conference presented by The Ohio Genealogical Society, April 27-29 at the SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave. Genealogical exhibitors will be on hand displaying the latest in genealogical merchandise and Ohio county information. For information or to receive a registration booklet, contact them at 713 South Main St., Mansfield OH 44907, or 419-756-7294.
t Sauder Village Quilt Fair, with quilting demonstrations, workshops and lectures, and a display of nearly 400 quilts, will take place in Founder s Hall May 2-7. Times are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit only pass is available for $8, admission for Quilt Fair and the Historic Village is $12 adults, and $6 students ages 6-16, children 5 and under are always free with family. Information: 1-800-590-9755 or go to www.saudervillage.org.
t Spring Plant Sale for Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club at Owens Community College between College Hall and Administration Hall, to feature a wide selection of shrubs and rare and unusual trees, May 2 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: 567-661-7623 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7623.
t Jerry Garcia, A Visual Journey, a national touring exhibition of Jerry Garcia s art, will be at The Hilton Toledo, 3100 Glendale Ave., from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 7. Admission is free, all artworks are for sale. Information: 419-381-6800.
t Wolcott House Museum Complex, new exhibit Reading, Riting and Rithmetic ; visitors can see what it was like to attend school in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Thursdays through Sundays until Oct. 29; guided tours at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Closed on holidays. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and $2.50 students. Museum members free.
t Photo contest Life On Lake Erie sponsored by the Ohio Lake Erie Commission. Open to anyone 18 years or older who would like to submit a photo taken on Lake Erie between Aug. 3, 2005 and July 10, 2006. Deadline for submissions is July 20. Rules and entry form available on commission s website: www.epa.state.oh.us/oleo or by calling 419-245-2514.
t Juried student art exhibition at Owens Community College in the Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery through April 29. Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 567-661-2721 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2721. Free to the public.
t Art Exhibit presented by Sylvania Arts Commission to feature works of Michelle Autumn Hertzfeld, local artist with a passion for nature photography, in the main lobby of the Sylvania Administration Building, 6730 Monroe St. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Michelle s work will be on exhibit through the end of May, free and open to the public.
t Preservation of Trees and Environment project by Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, 6832 Convent Blvd., is asking the community for financial support to remove, replace, and/or treatof ash trees. For information: call 419-824-3624 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
t Bag Purse Auction to support the YWCA of Greater Toledo. Purses will be up for auction until 7:30 p.m. April 27, at Loft and Home Essentials, 7103 West Central Ave., and can also be viewed at www.ywca.org. To make a bid on a purse prior to the event, call 419-843-7200.
t Art on the Avenue, fundraiser for Notre Dame Academy, will be April 28 at 20 North Gallery, 321 Perry St., to include artwork by students, alumnae, local artists and demo artist. Student artwork will not be sold but other artists will sell their work with a portion of the sales going to the school. Information: 419-475-9359 ext. 3136.
t Colors For Cures, dinner, style show and auction to benefit the American Cancer Society of Northwest Ohio in memory of Laurie Gladieux, will be April 28 at Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. Fashions will be provided by Lady C and the Brandywine Pro Shop. Silent and live auction items valued at over $20,000 will be available. Information: 419-874-3081.
t Transplant Fund-raiser for David Hoffman will be April 29 from 2-11 p.m. at the Holland American Legion Post 646, 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland. Donations needed for auction and raffles. Cost is $10 for food, music and draft beer. Information: 419-340-1933 or 419-356-2986.
t All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Springfield Township firefighters association and Toledo alumnae chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer, 8 a.m.-noon April 29 at Springfield fire station #3, at the corner of Garden Rd. and Holloway Rd. 50/50 raffle and safety trailer for the kids. Cost is $5 and kids under 5 are free.
t Spring Manicures for Pets to be offered at Toledo Pet Supplies Plus, 4115 Talmadge Rd., April 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For a $5 donation per animal, with proceeds to benefit the Toledo Humane Society, animal care techs and certified avian specialists will clip, trim and file cats, dogs, birds and any other critters nails. Birds can also get their wings clipped. Appointments available but not necessary, call 419-472-5505.
t Kidney Foundation seeks volunteers for lollipop fund-raiser April 29 and 30 at various sites in Toledo, Perrysburg, Maumee, Sylvania and other outlying areas. Volunteers work 3 hour shifts with a goal of collecting $125 per shift. Proceeds used locally to defray costs of dialysis treatment, nutritional supplements, medications, transportation and emergency needs. 419-329-2353.
t St. Jude Dream Home raffle tickets. $100 ticket buys chance on $245,000 house in Saddlebrook Subdivision in Perrysburg. Other prizes include shopping sprees. Proceeds to St. Jude Children s Research Hospital in Memphis. Tickets at area Meijer locations, Hancock Fabrics, or at www.stjudedreamhome.org. Information: 1-800-831-7061. Drawing, April 30.
t Rummage Sale to benefit The Thomas M. Wernert Center, non-profit center for Mental Health Recovery and Support, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5, 208 W. Woodruff. Stop by for bargains and a snack.
t Imagine Banquet to benefit The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo will be May 5 at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, featuring Christian Comedian, Mike Williams. Information: 419-578-7350 or go to www.pregnancycenter.org.
t Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 a.m. May 6, to benefit the Jacob Ingalls Education Trust Fund to be established at the Elmore branch of Sky Bank. Jacob lost his mother earlier this year and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will host this event for him at the church, on SR 51, one mile north of Elmore at Witty Rd. Cos: $3 per person, and additional gifts will be appreciated.
t Fashionation 2006, annual style show for the St. Luke s Hospital Auxiliary, will be May 9 in the St. Luke s Auditorium, doors open at 11 a.m., the show will follow lunch at Noon, an evening show follows dinner at 6 p.m. Spring and summer fashions from Sears will be modeled. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at St. Luke s Gift Shop or by calling 419-381-6628.
t Davis College Foundation to host Lunch with Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne s Pretzels, who is a published author and has recently completed Auntie Anne, My Story. The event will be at the Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., May 12 at Noon. Tickets are $40 with proceeds to benefit the Davis College Foundation s scholarship fund. Information: 419-473-2700 or www.daviscollege.edu.
t Used Book Sale, sponsored by the St. Luke s Hospital Auxiliary, will be April 27-28, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the auditorium, 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee.
t Bedford Community Services to offer summer camp: The Magic School Bus Rides Again, for children 4-8 years old, June 12-16. 734-850-6051.
t Camp SUPERKIDS, the American Lung Association of Ohio s resident camp, is accepting applications and is offered free of charge for boys and girls ages 7-12 who are under a physician s care for asthma. The camp will be held at Camp Libbey, in Defiance, from June 18 to June 23. Assistance for transportation may be available. Camp under medical direction of Dr. David Hufford, a pediatric pulmonologist from Toledo. All of the pre-applications must be received by May 1, full applications are due May 15. Pre-application brochures are available by calling 1-800-231-LUNG or they may be downloaded by going to www.ohiolung.org.
t Catholic Club summer camp for ages 5-14 is accepting registration, 1601 Jefferson Ave., open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Financial assistance is available. For additional information: 419-243-7255.
t Children s Art Summer Camp, sponsored by the Toledo Artists Club, at the Toledo Botanical Garden from July 10-14 and July 17-21. Also offering children s art classes: 419-841-8153.
t Music Camp to be offered by the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts for students grades 7-12 through its Summer Music Institute. First session June 11-16 will be the Recording Studio Camp, Brass Camp and Vocal Arts Camp; second session June 18-24 will be Piano Camp and Musical Theater Camp; and third session June 25-July 1 is Super Sax Camp and String Orchestra Camp. Information: 419-372-2181 or email to email@example.com.
t Northwest Ohio Conservation Camp to be held at 4-H Camp Palmer near Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette June 7-10, for youths ages 9-14 (or 3rd through 8th grade) and living in NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Camp is sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Ohio State University Extension Offices of NW Ohio, campers will explore soils, animals, various marsh and wetland environments and experience what pioneer life was like in the Great Black Swamp. Camp fee is $90 for the four day and three night event which includes meals, overnight accommodation, activities and camp picture. For a registration form call 419-893-1966.
t Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp, July 2-7 at Canters Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Open to ages 12 through 18. Both 4-H and non-4-H are eligible to attend. For entry requirements and registration information visit www.ohio4hshootingsports.org or call 740-286-4058. Registrations due by June 10.
t Summer Arts and Science Creativity Camps, June 12 Aug. 25 at Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 North Reynolds Rd. For ages 5-12, held weekly, full-day camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and half-day camps from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended care available. Information or registration call 419-531-2046 or go to www.ArtsCouncilLew.org/summercamps.
t Summer Baseball Camp to be held by the University of Toledo Baseball Team, June 19-22 and June 26-29, for grades 1-12, and Hitting and Pitching/Catching camps for grades 7-12. For information contact Assistant Coach J.J. Brock at 419-530-3097 or go to www.utrockets.com.
t Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp is accepting applications for boys and girls ages 10-19. The camp is by invitation only. College scholarships are possible for players selected to the All-American Team. Information: 704-373-0873.
t YMCA/JCC summer camps offers a variety of summer programs: child care, day camp, teen camp, sports camps, specialty camps, day tripper programs and overnight camping at YMCA Storer Camps. Information: 419-725-7866 or go to www.ymcatoledo.org.
t YMCA Storer Camps is accepting applications for youth entering grades 2-12, offering one and two-week resident camping programs, teen leadership development programs and exciting adventure trips. Located at 7260 South Stony Lake Rd., in the Irish Hills of southeast Michigan. Sessions begin June 18. Information: 1-800-536-8607 or go to www.ymcatoledo.org.
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. April 30 and May 14.
t Artist Club meets twice a month for hands-on activities and guest speakers at the Arts Council office, 134 West South Boundary St., Suite T, Perrysburg. Information: Arts Council, 419-873-2787 or Perrysburgarts.org.
t Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will meet at 1 p.m. April 29 in the conference center at Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. 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 Genealogy by Computer Society meets the second Saturday each month at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St., at 1 p.m. Visitors welcome. Information: 419-382-6559 or go to www.gcstoledo.org.
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 Great Eastern Toastmasters of Oregon meet at 6:30 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at Bay Park Hospital. Improve public speaking and self confidence. Information: 419-836-5556 .
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 Historical Society of Bedford, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, will meet May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Bedford Library. The public is welcome.
t Holey Toledo Knitters guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 North Reynolds Rd., visitors welcome. Information: 419-537-9325.
t IPMS/Toledo Plastic Modelers meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at Rider s Hobbies of Toledo, Starlight Plaza Shopping Center, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania, at 6:30 p.m. Information: 419-472-9163.
t Kaffeestunde, German coffee hour, Wednesday in the school semester, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Student Union 3020, University of Toledo 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 second Saturday every month at Hancock Fabrics, 5311 Airport Hwy., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Public welcome. Dues per meeting is $2. Information: 419-841-5373 or email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Stamp Club meets the first Thursday of the month except June, July and August at the Maumee Senior Center, 2450 South Detroit Ave., at 2 p.m. Information: 419-874-6241.
t Maumee Valley Model Boat Club, 7 p.m. first Wednesday each month in meeting room of the Lake Township Headquarters complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. R/C, Sail &Static. Boat runs are 1 p.m. on second Sunday of the month. Guests welcome. 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 meets 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 meets 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 Mudjaw Bowmen Archery Club Annual reverse raffle on April 29 beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 and includes meal and raffle number. For tickets call 734-848-4097.
t National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet May 6 at 1 p.m. at the 577 Foundation, 577 East Front St., Perrysburg. Reservations not required. Information: 419-868-8434.
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 Ohio Singles Club sports night, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sundays monthly. Dance instruction at 6:30 p.m. and the party from 7:30 to midnight at Nashville s, 1260 West Alexis Rd. Information: www.toledosingles.com.
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 Panera s Professionals Club, newly formed book talk group of professionals, managers, and educators, meets Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Panera Bread at 4050 Talmadge Rd., moderated by Virginia Jan. Information: 419-351-8254.
t Playwright s forum is being formed by the Harvest Theatre of Toledo to provide a new opportunity for playwrights and those who aspire to playwriting and will meet every other Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Information: 419-902-0608 or by email: email@example.com.
t Public Employee Retirees Chapter 4 will meet at 1 p.m. at Margaret Hunt Senior Center, 2121 Garden Lake Pl. Information: 419-478-7392.
t Public Employee Retirees Chapter 33 meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Bowling Green Senior Center. Information: 419-833-5999.
tPublic Employee Retirees Chapter 90 will meet at 1:30 p.m. May 1 at Maumee Senior Center, 2430 South Detroit Ave., program on Snoring, Obesity and Diabetes .
t Public Employee Retirees Chapter 93 will meet April 27 at 1 p.m. in the Oregon fire Station #2, 1102 South Wheeling St., Oregon.
t Quarter Century Wireless Association meets every second Saturday of the month at Big Boy Restaurant, 1405 Reynolds Rd., Maumee at 9 a.m.
t Real Estate Investment Association meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:45 p.m. at Sullivan Hall behind Gesu Parish, 2049 Parkside Blvd. Information: 419-843-3094 or 419-283-8427.
t Rotary Club of Toledo meets Mondays at noon at Zenobia Shriners, 1511 Madison, information: 419-241-7060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
t Scott High School Alumni Association meets the first Tuesday of the month at Scott High School at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Information: 419-241-8856.
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,
t Toastmasters International, Anthony Wayne Chapter, meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays each month at 6:30 p.m. at Charlie s Restaurant, 6945 West Central Ave. Information: 419-893-9759 or go to www.toastmasters.org.
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 the public. Information: 419-478-7594.
t Toledo East Women s Connection East will have their next luncheon on May 11, doors open at 11:45 a.m., buffet begins at 12:15, program at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $8.50, call 419-476-2604.
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 at Tamaron Country Club, 2162 West Alexis Rd., May 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. Come for tea, decorate a hat and win a prize. For reservations call 419-474-9084 or 419-841-7330.
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 Toledo Woman s Club to have their Victorian Tea on April 30 at 3829 Woodley Rd. with seating at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $12.50, call 419-474-7621.
t Topics Camera Club meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday each month September through May at Way Public Library, 101 Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. For all level photographers. Information: 419-849-3108.
t VFW Post 587 Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of the month at the post home, 214 Water St., Paulding.
t VFW Post 4906 will meet May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the post hall, 2161 Consaul St.
t VFW Post 5536 Ladies Auxiliary meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at their post home, 1032 Sylvania Ave.
t VFW Post 8598 Ladies Auxiliary meets the 1st Monday each month at their post home, 1055 South Main St., Swanton.
t VFW Post 8847 Ladies Auxiliary meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at their post home, 700-715 South Walnut St., New Bavaria.
t Welcome Club of Northwest Ohio social group open to women new to the area or who want to make new friends. Needlework, card games, dining out, 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 meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8 p.m. at the Stranahan Arboretum, education room, 4131 Tantara. Free. Information: 419-539-6810 or www.arboretum.utoledo.edu.
t Melodic Expressions Spring Concert Series at Owens Community College, April 28 will feature students from Owens Percussion Ensemble in the Mainstage Theatre at 7 p.m. May 3 will be a performance by guitar students in the Studio Theatre, Room 111 at 6 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public. Information: 567-661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7081.
t Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra to perform April 30 at Owens Community College, Mainstage Theatre, at 8 p.m. Information: 567-661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. ARTS (2787).
t Swanton Band Boosters to present jazz legend Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Swanton High School Auditorium, 601 North Main St. All seats are $20 (no reserved seating) and tickets can be purchased from any Swanton Band member or by calling 419-826-3045 or email email@example.com.
t Sylvania Community Orchestra will present its final concert of the season on May 7 at 4 p.m. at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania. The concert is free and open to the public. Information: 419-517-0118.
t Packer Creek Pottery Spring Show is April 28 & 29 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and April 30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 103 East Eighth St., Genoa.
t Crafters, Flea Market and Antique & Collectibles persons needed for Weston Days Homecoming Festival on June 23, 24, 25. Information: 419-669-2488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
t Crafters needed for Lagrange Street Polish Festival July 7, 8 and 9. Call for contracts and costs: 419-255-8406.
t Anthony Wayne Schools Kindergarten registration is underway for children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 30, 2006. Kindergarten screening will be held the last two weeks of April. Parents should call their prospective primary school between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Monclova Primary: 419-865-9408, Waterville Primary 419-878-2436, Whitehouse Primary 419-877-0543.
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 ages 5 to adult.
t Astronomy for the family, University of Toledo Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory, Bancroft Street campus. Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Serpents of the Sun through April 28, Saturday program, Bear Tales (and Other Grizzly Stories!) at 1 p.m. through April 29, Admission, $4 for adults, $3 for ages 3 and older and seniors. Information: 419-530-2650 or visit www.rpbo.utoledo.edu.
t Bedford Child Development Center, child care facility for children 6 weeks to 12 years is open to serve surrounding communities. Hours are Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 734-847-5730.
t Boating Education Course, to be offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Watercraft, May 6 at W. W. Knight Nature Preserve, White Rd. and State Rt. 65 in Perrysburg Township, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $5 fee covers the cost of materials. Class size limited, registration necessary, call: 419-836-6003.
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 Choices 4 Successful Aging, a non-profit organization, to present a workshop for Baby Boomers and Beyond, April 29 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 2770 West Central Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., to include lunch. Cost is $25 per couple. Information: 419-349-0274.
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 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., 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 by Toledo Public Schools Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program, will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 1530 North Superior St., Summit Annex second floor, room 232. Call 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 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, more. Information: 734-847-0559.
t Mercy College Continuing Professional Education offers classes in New Year s Resolution, lose weight nutrition and gentle exercise, Yoga and Pilates. Information: 419-251-1799.
t Pottery classes by the Toledo Potters Guild, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., for ages 14 through adult. Clay class also available for children ages 7-18. Information: 419-535-6937 or go to www.toledopottersguild.org.
t Project ABC Family Arts Lab on 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., $5 per 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. For ages 18 or older who have completed 10th grade or more; have 30 days or more experience on the roof; must show a driver s license or birth certificate.
t Woodmore Local Board of Education will continue their Open Enrollment program for the 2006-2007 school year. Parents/legal guardians must submit enrollment applications for students in adjacent or non-adjacent school districts to the Superintendent s Office, 708 West Main St., Woodville, between May 1-31. Information: 419-849-2381.
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 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 seeks 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. 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 seeks 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 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.
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, fish.
t Fraternal Order of Eagles 197, 5050 Jackman Rd., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, shrimp and frog legs, senior menu, smoke-free.
t Maumee Eagles, 827 Illinois, pollock dinners, every Friday 5-8 p.m. cost $6.50. Prime rib, crab legs, shrimp, chicken also available.
t Northwood VFW Post #2984, 102 Andrus Road, 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Steaks, chicken available. Sunday breakfasts, 9 a.m. to noon, $4.
t Progressive Fishing Association, 8050 Schadel Rd., Whitehouse, every Friday from 5-8 p.m., through April 28. Information: 419-877-9909.
t VFW 2510, 617 Second St., Toledo, first Friday each month, 4-7 p.m., $6.
t VFW Post 3013 at 1950 South Eber, Holland, every Friday, 5-7 p.m.
t Aquatic arthritis exercise and tai chi in a warm water therapeutic pool, 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 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 at 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.
tFree health screenings for seniors, 10 a.m. to noon May 2 at area Anderson s stores in Maumee, on Talmadge Road in Toledo, and in Woodville. Sponsored by Heartland Nursing Centers, Heartland Rehab Services, and Perrysburg Commons.
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 receive up to $50 for in-home respite. Information: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-441-3322.
t Mercy Health Partners to offer classes in Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and more, at Mercy Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, 3930 Sunforest Ct., call 419-251-8430; and aquatic classes for babies, prenatal exercise and arthritis at Mercy Center for Health Promotion at St. Charles, 1001 Isaac Streets Dr., Oregon. call 419-696-7203.
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 National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day is May 3 with anxiety screenings to be offered free to the public (adolescents and adults) at the Toledo Public Library-Reynolds Corners Branch, 4833 Dorr St., from 3-7 p.m. and at Wood County Job & Family Services, 1928 East Gypsy Lane Rd., from Noon-3 p.m. Those wishing to be screened need to complete a short questionnaire. Information: 419-530-2426.
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, $58. Day or evening classes. 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 at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 North Wheeling, 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call: 419-691-9451.
t Ultrasound screenings at Mercy Women s Care at St. Charles Mercy Hospital. Test to detect abnormal bone mass density in women over age 45. Registration: 419-251-4000.
For a listing of upcoming military and school reunions, log on to www.toledoblade.com/log.
t Perrysburg High School Theatre and Vocal Music Departments will present Disney s Beauty and the Beast at the high school auditorium at Roachton and Fort Meigs roads, 8 p.m. April 27, 28 & 29 and at 2 p.m. on April 29 & 30. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at the high school box office one hour before each show.
t Performing Arts School of Metropolitan Toledo to present The Wiz at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd., 7:30 p.m. May 5 &6.
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