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Good Vibrations Drum Circle at the Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy., 7-8:30 p.m. June 28. Extra percussion instruments available. Details: 419-885-1162 or


Birchard Public Library programs,423 Croghan St.: Northwest Ohio and the Civil War presentation 7 p.m. today by Larry Michaels, with highlights on Hayes, McPherson, Andrews’ Raiders, Johnson’s Island, and more; Crochet connection, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday; Birchard movie classics, 1:30 p.m. Thursday; Adult coloring, 6:30-8:15 p.m. June 26; Teen Read-a-thon,grades 6-12, noon-2 p.m. June 29, pizza and snacks provided, registration required. Register/​details: Bridget at 419-334-7101 ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: Lego challenge, 10 a.m. Saturday; Adult book discussion, 6:30 p.m. June 26, All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank; Book and snack pack, chapter books for grades 1-4, 3:30 p.m. June 28, Summer Reading is Killing Me! by Jon Scieszka. Register, 419-637-2173.


Side Cut Metropark program, 1025 W. River Rd.: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Create (adults), 4 p.m. Thursday. Join Metroparks and Scrap 4 Art; get creative using waste materials to create something new. Every week a different project will be created. Cost, $4. Register, 419-407-9701.


Monroe County Opportunity Program Representatives are at the Monoroe Senior Citizens Center every other Tuesday from 10 a.m to noon, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe. They will help you find the resources you need. Representatives help with applying for food assistance benefits, as well as getting home care, personal care, home chore, and transportation assistants. They also assist with applying for tax credits, housing and Medicare Part D. To schedule an appointment: 734-241-0404.

Music Therapy Program at Monroe Senior Citizens Center, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, will run through the end of summer with instructor Dianne Newberry, a board certified music therapist. This pilot program will help determine if music helps with memory issues in those who are aging as well as those who have dementia. Information: 734-241-0404.


Our Lady of Toledo Shrine free movie days, 65 S. Coy Rd., A Letter to Dad at noon Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Large screen TV in Campus Pavilion. All are welcome.

VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Dr., 2 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $10. Details, 419-725-9916.


Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Summer 2017 Teen Reading Club and programs, ages 11-15 years, through July 31, call to sign up. Intro to Windows Store, 2 p.m. June 27. All events are free. Details/​registration: 419-874-3135, ext. 351. The library is also collecting items for the Cocoon Shelter, a local organization that works with victims of domestic violence, now through Aug. 3. Call library extension 112 for list of items needed/​questions.


Walbridge Park Neighbors Block Watch meeting at the Walbridge Park Shelter House, 2761 Broadway St., 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. Guest speaker: Chief George Kral of the Toledo Police Department. Topic: S.T.O.P. program.

Empowerment Zone 2017 presented by the Partners Empowering Community Safety at the Believe Center, 1 Aurora Gonzales Dr., 6-8 p.m. today. Learn about current resources regarding gun violence, domestic violence, gang violence, human trafficking, and substance abuse. Free. Details: 567-455-1049.

Birmingham Branch Library programs, 203 Paine Ave.: Builders’ showdown, all ages, Monday-Friday, through Aug. 4; learn about famous structures while competing in challenges. Zumba kids with Elaina, school age children, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Latin and hip hop. Build-a-Think with Imagination Station, school age children, 2 p.m. Thursday. Questions: 419-259-5210.

Toledo Area

East Toledo Senior Activities Center will be offering free breakfast to all local fathers and grandfathers (bring your children or grandchildren), 8 to 9 a.m. today, 1001 White St. Information: 419-691-2254.

The Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio, Inc. annual meeting, 9:30 a.m. June 29, registration, continental breakfast and program; 10 to 11:30 a.m., Parkway Place, 2592 Parkway Plaza, Maumee. Guest speaker will be Dan Rogers, president/​CEO of Cherry Street Mission Ministries. Pick up valuable information on the aging network’s programs and service. RSVP to 419-382-0624 ext. 1162 or

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. Information: 419-540-3911 or 567-742-4180.

Clothe Our Neighbors has recently opened at Trilby United Methodist Church, 5918 Secor Rd. The clothing bank is open every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring a picture ID and proof of residency, Social Security for any children the household. Information: 419-297-5590.


Farnsworth Metropark program, 8505 S. River Rd.: Celebrate the Solstice! 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, for all ages. Enjoy an evening summer walk along the beautiful Maumee River. Wear sturdy shoes and bring bottled water. Register, 419-407-9701.

Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.: What do I do with all these photos? for adults, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Kindergarten KickStart program, 2-3 p.m. Saturday and 6:30-7:30 p.m. June 26, to help prepare you and your child for success in school. Body Art by Jen for teens, 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, temporary waves with henna and other removable tattoos. Movie madness for teens, 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life. Register at 419-878-3055 or


Village of Whitehouse Enrichment class Try It: Kayaking, Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 6:30 p.m. June 26. Learn basics with the Metroparks Outdoor Skills expert. Register, 419-877-5383.

Whitehouse Library program, 10651 Waterville St.; Paws for Reading program, Thursdays in June, children will be able to read to a service dog. Register and/​or details: 419-877-9088.


Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Microsoft Office computer classes, 6:30-8 p.m. today and Tuesday, must register. Computer basic classes, 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Build-a-craft club, grades kindergarten to 6, 1-4 p.m. today and June 26. Music maker storytime, 7 p.m. June 28 with Miss Jamey, a musical storytime. Register: 419-849-2744.


DeVilbiss High School Class of 1967 50th Class Reunion, 6 p.m. Aug. 4, Highland Meadows Country Club. Information:

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 by July 15. Information: 419-385-2292.

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

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

Bowsher High School Class of 1972 45th Reunion, 6:30 p.m. July 1, Toledo Sailing Club. R.S.V.P.: 419-385-373 or

Libbey High School Class of 1957 60th Reunion, 5:30 p.m. July 14, Holiday Inn French Quarter on Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. R.S.V.P. by June 14. Cost: $25. Information: 419-385-1030.

Start High School Class of 1977 Reunion, 7 p.m. July 29, Nick & Jimmy’s on Monroe St. Start High School 1977 reunion page is on Facebook. Please R.S.V.P.

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

Clay High School Class of 1968 Reunion Picnic, Aug. 12, Jerusalem Township Fire Hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd., Curtice, Ohio. Information: 419-836-4117, 419- 270-2017, or

Whitmer High School Class of 1949 68th Reunion, 1 p.m. Aug.19, Angelo’s Northwood Villa, 6630 S. Dixie Hwy., Erie, Mich. Information: 734-856-5823.

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.

Waite High School Class of 1967 50 year Reunion, Aug. 26. Visit: Waite Class of 1967 on Facebook for details or call 419-693- 2248 or 419-836-n7413. Ivitations will be mailed out in late spring.

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

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

Woodward High School Class of 1967 is planning its 50 year reunion. To learn more and ask questions call Cheryl Meileck Phillips, 419-754-6158, Carl Nillson, 419-865-7031, or Jim Gregory, 419-726-2029.

USS WASP Association 2017 Reunion, Sept. 10-14, The Pensacola Grand Hotel, 200 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, Fla. There is a $150 registration fee. Make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 850-433- 3336. If you need more information contact Rufus Wallace, 419- 836-3283.

Support groups

Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter offers help for caregivers in Toledo, 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, Parkcliffe Community, 4226 Parkcliffe Lane. Information: 419- 381-9447.

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. For details, call: Roger, 419-346-2753 or Ernie 419-344-9830.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meetings at Epworth United Methodist Church’s Room 206, 4855 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Mondays. Contact Joyce, 419-699- 1007 or visit

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. Participants must be 18 or older. Details: 419-893-2171 or see

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 at Epworth United Methodist, 4855 Central Ave. Information: 419-561-5433.

S.A.F.E.: Supporting Addict Families Everywhere, 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, second Wednesday of each month; memory screenings, 2-4 p.m., reservations required. Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd. Information: 419-825- 1145.

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

12-Step Program for Families and Friends of Addicts, Nar-Anon g orups meetings: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, information: 419-290-3827; 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Lane, information: 419-392-2420 and 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy. Information: 248-408-1853ro

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