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Climate Change documentary Before the Flood at 6:30 p.m. today, Franciscan Center, Lourdes University.

Lourdes University college of arts and sciences presents “Science Writing in the Internet Age,” 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, 6832 Convent Blvd. Lecture with Judi Nath, writer in residence and author of several anatomy and physiology textbooks. Free. Information: Dr. Chris Boudrie,, associate professor and chair of biology and health sciences.


East Toledo Senior Activities Center free Snap-Ed classes by Ohio State University Extension, 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, 1001 White St. Three-part workshop “Eating Healthy on a Budget” will help seniors stretch their food dollars in a healthy way. Registration required.

Walbridge Park Neighborhood Area Block Watch meeting, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Walbridge Park Shelter House, 2761 Broadway St. Councilman Matt Cherry will discuss progress in the area. 

Stamp Collector Club of Toledo meeting, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Wernerts Corners Civic Hall, 5068 Douglas Rd.

Salesian Club Card Party, 1 p.m. April 23, Our Lady of Lourdes, 6149 Hill Ave. Cards, lunch, and prizes, $8. Information: 419-865-5912.

Help Conquer Childhood Cancers with the Greater Toledo Shave for the Brave, 1-5 p.m. April 29, First Unitarian Church of Toledo, 3205 Glendale Ave. Information: 1-888-899-BALD.

NAOMI Inc. will host a Domestic Violence Event as part of its 7th Annual Health Awareness Symposium, 11 a.m. April 29, Friendship Baptist Church, 5301 Nebraska Ave. Free. Information: 419-304-2733 or 419-343-1726. 

VFW Post 2898 membership drive through June 30, 3925 W. Alexis Rd. Join for dinners, drinks, and general camaraderie with other veterans. Details, 419-473-9649.

Free Dental Cleanings & Screenings for Adults ages 50 and older, 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays of each month, Mercy Health Senior Wellness Center, 545 Indiana Ave. Appointments are required with completed application. Information: Tiffany Paris, 419-251-8930.

Westbrook Senior Village Block Watch meetings 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month except December, when there is no meeting. Information: 419-540-3911 or 567-742-4180.

Clothe Our Neighbors at Trilby United Methodist Church, 5918 Secor Rd. The clothing bank is open every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carry picture ID and proof of residency and social security ID for any children. Information: 419-297-5590.

Benefit for Irma Lizcano Lopez at Homeboys Sports Bar, 502 Main St., 6 p.m. Saturday. 50/​50 raffles and silent auction. Music by Los Aztecas and DJ Bird. Dinner of chicken mole, rice, beans, and tortillas, $10. Irma was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in both lungs. Benefits will go toward medical expenses. Questions/​donations: Steve, 419-206-8172.

Birmingham Branch Library programs: 203 Paine Ave.; Click and Create for school age, 1 p.m. today through Friday, mini photography lessons with digital cameras, learn basic technical, composition, and editing skills. Questions: 419-259-5210.

Footloose presented at Maumee Valley Country Day School in the Millennium Theater, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd., 7:30 p.m. April 27, 28, and 29 and 2 p.m. April 30. Tickets: $10 for students of any age, $12 for adults. Presale tickets at Tickets also available an hour before shows.

Walbridge Park Neighborhood Block Watch meeting at Walbridge Park Shelter House, 2761 Broadway St., 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. Councilman Matt Cherry speaking on area progress. Write questions on cards provided before presentation.

Around the World with Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio at the Power of the Promise at the Premier, 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd., cocktail reception 6 p.m., dinner and program 7 p.m. April 27. Speaker Polly Letofsky. Business casual attire. Tickets: $60 at 419-724-2873.

Fatherhood Walk, seventh annual walk by RESTORE Inc. is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 at Central Catholic High School. Two-mile walk through the neighborhoods starts and ends in the school parking lot. Family activities immediately following on the school lawn. To sponsor, donate, or arrange for a vendor table, or 419-377-1488. 


Bedford Art Club meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance. Artist demonstration by Pat Hawkey, secretary of the club. Information: 734-693-0696.

Zion Lutheran Church LCMC annual Spring Attic Treasures Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8307 Memorial Hwy., Ottawa Lake, Mich. Information: 734-856-2921.

Lenawee County Historical Society program The History and Future of River Raisin, 7 p.m. April 27, 110 E. Church St., Adrian. A historical look at how the river shaped the settlement of Adrian and what the future holds for the river in the city. Presented by Ray Lennard, vice president of Lenawee County Historical Society; Chris Miller, working in downtown and economic development for the city of Adrian, and Stephen May, executive director of the River Raisin Watershed Council. Information: 517-265-6071. 

Bedford Artists Club Spring Art Show, Saturday through May 16, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance. Art work will be for sale after May 16. Contact the library for hours. Information: 734-854-1958.

Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University events: 1001 E. Wooster St.; In the Gish Film Theater Hanna Hall is the International Film Series with Chinese film The Grandmaster, directed by Wong Kar Wai, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series with BFA student readings in the Prout Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and April 27. Brown Bag Music Series with winners from the Conrad Art Song Competition in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave., at 11:45 a.m. Friday. Sunday Matinee series with the 1942 film Jungle Book, directed by Zoltan Korda, in the Gish Film Theater, 3 p.m. Sunday. All events are free.


Birchard Public Library program: 423 Croghan St.; poetry programs for teens in grades 6-12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 25. Contact Bridget at 419-334-7101 extension 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Free Apps at Your Library class, 10 a.m. Tuesday, register; Computer Basics 1-4, 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday and April 26 and 27, call to register; Fun with Fossils, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Register, 419-637-2173.


Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home free movie screening with Catherine Zimmerman, documentary filmmaker, at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., reception 5:30 p.m., film 6:30 p.m., questions/​answers 8:15 p.m. today. Hosted by Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter, Black Swamp Conservancy, and Multi Faith Council of Northwest Ohio.


Whip It Up? International Food Event for Mobile Meals of Toledo at the Center for Performing Arts, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., 6-9 p.m. Friday. Casual evening. Students from the Owens and Penta culinary programs will be preparing foods from nine countries. Small plates of food and cash bar. Entertainment by El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico dance troupe, Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, Naach by Aha, and Aegela Dancers. Tickets: $50 from​events/ or  419-255-7806.

Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave.; AARP Driver Safety program, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, topics include current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and more, cost $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers; Reel Art International and Art Film Series Valentin, comedy/​drama, 7 p.m. Friday, adults only, free; Presentation on “Herbs Used on the Civil War Battlefront” by Becky White-Schooner of Schooner Farms, 7 p.m. April 24, free. Details/​registration: 419-874-3135, extension 351.


Broadway Night fund-raiser at First Presbyterian Church of Waterville, 611 Farnsworth Rd., 7 p.m. Thursday. Students performing hits from popular Broadway Musicals. Offering for Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry.

Friends of the Library Book Sale at Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Books, magazines, audio recordings, video recordings, and more. Proceeds support the library and programs.


Village of Whitehouse Enrichment class Spring Wildflower identification and lore, 6:30 p.m. April 24, an indoor presentation with highlights of when and where to look for blooms. Register, 419-877-5383.


Central Catholic High School class of 1967 50th Reunion, June 23-24. Information: Jackie Wilczynski 419-266-4663 or

St. John the Baptist Class of 1966 reunion planned for June 17. For details: Linda Maynard, 419-322-5369 or Betty Swat Masiulaniec, 419-349-8218.

Libbey Cowboys Class of 1987 30th Reunion is in the planning stage. Send contact information to or A Facebook page will be created soon.

Start High School Class of 1967 Reunion Oct. 14. Classmates may register and get information at No paper invitations will be sent.

Woodward High School Class of 1967 planning a 50-year Reunion. Contact Cheryl Meileck Phillips, 419-754-6158, Carl Nillson, 419-865-7031, or Jim Gregory, 419-726-2029.

Waite High School Class of 1967 50-year Reunion, Aug. 26. See Waite Class of 1967 on Facebook for details or call 419-693-2248 or 419-836-7413. Invitations will be mailed in late spring.

Rogers High School Class of 1967 50-year Reunion, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Brandywine Country Club. Classmates, friends, teachers RSVP to, Marsha (White) Degens 419-381-7606, or Marcia (Bowers) Ruegsegger 419-277-6229.

Bowsher High School 1967 50-year Reunion, Sept. 9. Details: or 419-385-3451.

Macomber/​Whitney Class of 1956 61st year Reunion, 4 p.m. July 29, Bay View Yacht Club. Graduates from 1950 through 1962 invited as well as graduates from other years. Reservations required. Information: 419-385-2292.

DeVilbiss High School Class of 1972 45th year Reunion, Aug. 5, at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania. Information: Andrea Stengel at

USS WASP Association 2017 Reunion, Sept. 10-14, Pensacola Grand Hotel, 200 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, Fla., $150 registration fee. Make reservations directly with the hotel, 850-433-3336. For information on the reunion, Rufus Wallace, 419-836-3283.

Support groups

Heroin Hurts ... Hope Heals support group for families of addicts at Park Place House in front of Homecoming Park, 7805 Angola Rd., Springfield Township, 7-8:15 p.m. first Monday of every month. Details: 419-250-3132.

Solace of Lucas County support group for those who have lost a loved one to drugs at the Dwelling Place, 8201 Angola Rd., Springfield Township, 7-8:15 p.m. second Tuesday of every month. Details: 419-250-3132.

Prostate Cancer Support Group at Mercy St. Anne Hospital second floor-Cancer Center Library, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave., 6:30 p.m. fourth Monday of every month. Share questions and concerns and learn from others. For details: Roger, 419-346-2753, or Tom, 419-490-4690.

Frogtown Low-Vision Support Group at Heatherdowns branch library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., 10 a.m.-noon first Wednesday of every month. Reservations: Paul or Jan Rachow at 419-867-8007 or

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1648 support group meetings from 9:30-11 a.m. every Monday. Make new friends and lose weight. For location/​cost/​details: 419-242-6789.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meetings at Epworth United Methodist Church Room 206, 4855 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Mondays. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Are you severely overweight? Underweight? Bulimic or obsessed with food or weight? Join our group. Contact Joyce, 419-699-1007 or

Family Cancer Support Group at Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital, second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Cancer Center Library, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave. Information: 419-865-0659 or 419-754-1277.

PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones), a faith-based support group at Calvary Church, 1360 Conant St., Maumee, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. PAL educational topics include: Addiction cycle, traits and ​behaviors, the role of family, setting realistic boundaries, and more. Encouragement instead of judgment. Participants must be 18 or older. Details: 419-893-2171 or

Sjorgren’s Support Group at Flower Hospital, noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Flower Hospital Conference Room, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania. Speaker: Dr. Hooman Harooni of Vision Associates. Free. Information or reservations: 419-855-4082 or

GriefShare Support Group accepting registrations for a 13-week GriefShare program at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Broadway, Maumee. The people of the church provide a meal for GriefShare participants at 6 p.m. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Registration fee of $15 includes workbook. Information: 419-893-0223 or

Family After Addiction or Death F.A.A.D./​Team Recovery: Support Group for families and anyone dealing with addiction, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Toledo Hospital Jobst Tower Auditorium, 2142 N. Cove Blvd. and Thursdays Epworth United Methodist, 4855 Central Ave. Information: 419-561-5433.

S.A.F.E.: Supporting Addict Families Everywhere, providing support for anyone affected by a loved one’s addiction, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Rescue Crisis, 3350 Collingwood Blvd. Information: 419-304-7034.

Caregiver Classes  for those overwhelmed with responsibility, 4 to 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at 4-5:00 p.m. Get a planning kit to help handle the responsibilities, Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd. Free memory screenings at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, screening by Chris Cremean. Appointments required. Information: 419-825-1145.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter monthly call-in support group the second Wednesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. and  7 to 8 p.m. An open environment that encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. For information or to register, 1-888-NO LUPUS or

Donna’s Village Grief Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd. To attend, volunteer, or learn more: 419-460-3122 or

A 12-Step Program for Families and Friends of Addicts for those suffering from the chemical addiction of a family member. Two Nar-Anon groups are  meeting in Toledo: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Lane and 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy. Information: 248-408-1853,karenefreiberger, or 419-392-2420.

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