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Secor Metropark program: 10001 W. Central Ave.; Cycle Circle: Overnight Bike Trip, pretrip meeting, 7 p.m. Sunday. 40-mile program. Everything you need to know from trip itinerary, gear needs, and food recommendations. Meeting required for all going on the overnight trip. Highly recommended that participants have their bags packed and take them to this meeting to make sure all is included. Register: 419-407-9701.

Bowling Green

Good Vibrations Drum Circle meets at the Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy., 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Extra percussion instruments available. Questions: 419-885-1162 or

East Toledo

Birmingham Branch Library programs: 203 Paine Ave.; iPad Cafe for school age, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Play-Doh meetup for school age, 4 p.m. Friday. Questions: 419-259-5210.


Local Author Day at the Birchard Public Library’s lower level meeting room, 423 Croghan St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Several writers will introduce their work. Book sale and signing. Door prizes. Event is free. Details: 419-334-7101.

Birchard Public Library program: 423 Croghan St.;  poetry programs for teens (grades 6-12) from 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday. Contact Bridget at 419-334-7101 ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: Free Apps at Your Library class in the Magazine Room, 6:30 Wednesday; Straw Bale Gardening by Rene Dix, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Register, 419-637-2173.


Spring Rummage Sale at Faith Community United Church of Christ, 1126 Anderson Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4 and 5. Household items, electronics, clothing, books, bedding, etc. On May 5, everything will be half price. 50/​50 tickets (need not be present to win).

Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio breakfast meeting with area elected officials at Parkway Place, 2592 Parkway Plaza; registration 8 a.m., continental breakfast and program 8:30 a.m. May 8. Free. Register: or 419-382-0624, ext. 1162.

Side Cut Metropark program, 1025 W. River Rd.: Women’s Hula Hoop Class for adults, 9:30-10:30 a.m. May 1. Learn many on and off-body Hula Hoop moves, how to tie them together to create your own hoop dance routine. Get a killer cardio workout while toning your core. No experience needed. Adult Hula Hoops provided. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Reservations needed. Cost, $5. Register, 419-407-9701.


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

Friends of the Tecumseh District Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6, 215 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh. Many used books, audio books, DVDs, and much more. Fund-raiser for special programs and library improvements.

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


Kiwanis Community Craft sale and more at the Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 6. Details: Cathy, or 419-262-2325.

Toledo Swiss Singers Spring Concert For the Birds featuring songs dedicated to our feathered friends and traditional Swiss songs at the Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., 7:30 p.m. May 13. Food available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Concert/​dance tickets: $15 adults; $6 for children 12 and under. Deadline for reservations May 10; call Elaine at 419-206-0975.

Toledo East Women’s Connection Luncheon and Program: Women are invited to “Steppin’ Out In Fashion” at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., doors open 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon May 11. Special feature: Christopher and Banks, of Perrysburg, Spring Style Show. Music: Holly Rugg. Speaker: Lisa Haley of West Salem, Ohio, “Surviving Life’s Surprises.” Cost: $11.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.

Pearson Metropark program: 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rt. 2; Volunteer Orientation, 5:30 p.m. May 4. All new volunteers are encouraged to attend to learn more about their interests, review park policies and procedures, and get an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities. Register, 419-407-9701.


Toledo Sail/​Power Squadron Boating Course at Perrysburg Township Fire Department, 26609 Lime City Rd., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Arrive at 8 a.m. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Class fee, $5 per person includes lunch. Option to purchase textbook at $30. Test/​boater certificate. Call 419-874-8911 or

Expect More, Get More: Tips for success to help you learn with your special needs child presentation by Liz Swantack, inclusion education navigation specialist at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 1 p.m. May 3 and 7 p.m. May 11. Learn how to become an effective advocate for your child using research-based tools. Free.

Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.: Presentation on “Herbs Used on the Civil War Battlefront” by Becky White-Schooner of Schooner Farms, 7 p.m. today. Maumee River Lake Sturgeon Restoration Program by Justin Chiotti, 2 p.m. Wednesday, hear about physical habitat assessments done by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and project partners. Show Me the Movie: Fences starring Denzel Washington, will be screened at 2 p.m. May 2. Monarch butterfly garden workshop presented by Candace Sarikonda, 7 p.m. May 2. All events are free. Details/​registration: 419-874-3135, ext. 351.

South Toledo

Footloose presented at Maumee Valley Country Day School in the Millennium Theater, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10/​students (any age) and $12/​adults. Pre-sale tickets are now available at Tickets will also be available one hour before each performance.

Metropark Middlegrounds Program: 111 Ottawa St. (under the Anthony Wayne Bridge): Try It Free! Boot Camp Fitness (ages 16 and older), 1 p.m. Sunday. Meet at the shelter area. A boot camp total body workout, all abilities welcome. Wear proper footwear and bring water. Exercise mat optional. Register: 419-407-9701.

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. Thursday. Guest speaker, Polly Letofsky. Business casual attire. Tickets: $60 each. For tickets/​details, 419-724-2873.

Beverly Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. May 1. Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson will address city issues. Submit questions in advance. Take a canned good as a donation to the Feed Your Neighbor Program, which benefits the Providence Center.

Toledo Area

Rotary Club of Toledo will be featuring Wendi Huntley, the interim CEO of Connecting Kids to Meals, noon today, Park Inn Ballroom, 101 N. Summit. Information: 419-241-7060.

Collectibles: “White House China” Presidential Place Settings from the collection of Marjorie Waterfield, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wildwood Preserve Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave. Coffee and refreshments at 9:30 a.m., program at 10 a.m. Free.

President Trump’s America First Policy: A Theological Critique, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Francisan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania.

The Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Manor House, Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. Speaker Phillip Bauschard, staff archaeologist, Mannik and Smith Group Inc. Free. Information: 419-893-4213.

The Toledo Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library System continue their partnership with a celebration of the Toledo ACS Section’s Centennial or Chem-tennial 2017, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, man library’s McMaster Auditorium, 325 N. Michigan St. Speaker Barbara Floyd, local author and historian and director of the Ward M. Canaday Center for special collections at the University of Toledo.

Help Conquer Childhood Cancers with the Greater Toledo Shave for the Brave, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 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 seventh annual Health Awareness Symposium, 11 a.m. Saturday, Friendship Baptist Church, 5301 Nebraska Ave. Free. Information: 419-304-2733 or 419-343-1726.

East Toledo Senior Center Fashion Show and Tea, May 3, 1001 White St. Ladies will modelclothes from Clothes Mentor in Sylvania. Reservation is required. Information: 419-691-2254.

Sanger Friends of the Library Book Sales, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 5-7, 3030 W. Central Ave. Information: 419-259-5370.

St. Mark Lutheran Church 11th annual Golf Scrambles, 9 a.m. May 13, Chippewa Golf course, 23550 State Rt. 579, Curtice, to benefit Youth in Mission. Cost: $70 per person which includes lunch, cart, desserts, and prizes. Information: 419-691-3597.

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 and Screenings for adults 50 and older, 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Mercy Health Senior Wellness Center, 545 Indiana Ave. Appointments are required with completed application. No walk-ins will be seen. Information: Tiffany Paris, 419-251-8930.

Westbrook Senior Village Block Watch meetings, 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month except December. 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. Take a picture ID and proof of residency and Social Security numbers for any children. Information: 419-297-5590.


Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.: Going on a bear hunt for ages 2-8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. today; stories, songs, and crafts. Classic Movie afternoon for adults, His Girl Friday starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, with refreshments. Birding 101: The Biggest Week In Birding in Ohio, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday with a Toledo Metroparks member. Get advice on bird watching, learn what type of birds to expect, and more. Antiques on the Road with Joyce Mowery, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Register: 419-878-3055 or


Oak Openings Preserve program, 5402 Wilkins Rd.: Singletrack Bike Trail Work Day, ages 14 and older, 4 p.m. May 3. Singletrack bike trail is almost completed; volunteers are needed. Wear long pants, bug spray, and sunblock. Carry gloves and a water bottle. See:​mtb and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up and volunteer. Register, 419-407-9701.


Sylvania Northview and Southview High Schools Class of 1977 40th Reunion, June 23-24. Informal gathering Friday night at the Village Inn in Sylvania, and Saturday at Shorty’s Back 40. Information: Check Facebook page, Sylvania Reunion Class of 1977 or

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

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

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

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 for families of addicts, Park Place House, 7805 Angola Rd., Springfield Township, 7-8:15 p.m. first Monday of each month. Details: 419-250-3132.

Solace of Lucas County 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.

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