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Wood County Historical Center & Museum program about the role of the post office in WWI with Gary Levitt, curator of the Museum of Postal History in Delphos, Ohio, 2-4 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $15 adults, $12 Wood County Historical Society members, and $5 ages 10 and under. Admission includes tea, light refreshments.  Information: 419-352-0967.


● Harris-Elmore Library programs: 328 Toledo St.; STEM activity 10:30 a.m. Wednesday recommended for children ages 9 and up. At 1 p.m. Thursday, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge educators will present a program for all ages. Details/​registration: 419-855-3380.


Birchard Public Library programs: 423 Croghan St.; Tuesday, David Lester performing from noon to 1 p.m.; July 18, Lance Horwedel; July 25, Johnny Rodriguez; Aug. 1, Jordan Wiewandt will host the library concerts on the lawn. Take seating and maybe a lunch to these acoustic concerts in the library park. In inclement weather, the concert will be in the library meeting room. To register or for additional ​details, call Bridget at 419-334-7101, ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Cookbook Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Get together with Gooseberry Patch, take a copy of a recipe to share. B.E.N.I.C.E. Workshop: Build Everyone, No Insults, Compliment, and Energize, 6:30 p.m. July 19, youth will learn how to stand strong against bullies in a program led by Bethany Widmer, reading mentor coordinator. Registration: 419-437-2173.


● Toledo East Women’s Connection (formerly Christian Women’s Club): Area women are Invited to the Summertime Concert luncheon and program beginning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bayside Boardwalk, 2769 Seaman St. Features musician/​speaker Rhonda Lehman from Fort Wayne, Ind. Cost: $11.50. For reservations, phone 419-691-9611 or 419-666-1633.


Five Point Steam Threshers 57th Annual Reunion, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16, State Rt. 199 at Bayer Rd. Wheat threshing and plowing demonstrations, antique tractors, kiddie tractor pull; food available to purchase. Rain date July 23. Admission is free. Information: 419-874-7134.

Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg; Summer 2017 Teen Reading Club and programs, ages 11-15 years, through July 31, call to sign up; Monday, CPR training 1 to 4 p.m. for those who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. The class will cover adult hands-only CPR with automated external defibrillator and choking, child CPR and choking, and infant CPR and choking, For information, contact Amy Allan, 419-872-8027; registration is required. Monday, 7 p.m. presentation on “Conservative Women and Divergent Views of Womanhood;” refreshments will be served. Tuesday, 2 p.m. the movie Hidden Figures will play at the library; also 2 p.m. Tuesday, Judy Pfaffenberger presents a tour of Spain. All events are free. Details/​registration: 419-874-3135, ext. 351. The library is collecting items for the Cocoon Shelter, a local organization that works with victims of domestic violence, through Aug. 3. Call the library, ext. 112, for a list of items needed or for more information.


Writer’s Club meeting, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sylvania Library Branch, 6749 Monroe St. Learn how to get stories published. Free.

Toledo area

Euchre Tournament at PRCUA Toledo Club, 7 p.m. Friday, 5255 N. Detroit Ave. Fee: $6.

Grace Community Church block watch meeting, July 17, 3700 Dorr St.

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

Family Movie Night, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Pilgrim Church, 1375 W. Sylvania Ave. Free family friendly movie, popcorn, candy, and drinks. Come and enjoy a quality evening with your family. Information: 419-478-6012.

Birmingham Branch Library programs: 203 Paine Ave.; Hula Hoop dancing, history, and contests with Mae C Rae Hoops, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday; Build a Thing with Imagination Station, 2-4 p.m. Thursday. Love roller coasters? Find out more about the science behind them. From 2-3 p.m. Friday, A Latte iPad Fun. Enjoy a DIY coffee drink and test an iPad in the comfort of the library; Build a campfire pie and share spooky stories, 2-3 p.m. July 19; Robin Echols Cooper storyteller, 2-3 p.m. July 24.  Questions: 419-259-5210.


Buskers wanted for Whitehouse event: Performers from all forms of entertainment (musicians, magicians, dancers, mimes, face painters, sketch artists, puppeteers, balloon artists, jugglers, etc.). The BuskerFest is Sept. 9. For applications, see, email, or call 419-877-5383.


Woodville Public Library programs: 101 E. Main St.; Build-a-craft club, grades kindergarten to 6, 1-4 p.m. Monday, July 17, and July 24; Summer storytime, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 20, and July 27, Registeration required: 419-849-2744.


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

Music Therapy Program at Monroe Senior Citizens Center, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, that 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.


St. Adalbert Class of 1964 Reunion, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28, the original Tony Packo’s Cafe, 1902 Front St. Reservations due Sept. 28. Information: 419-824-3403 or email egnerkalisz@outlook. com.

Central Catholic High School Class of 1952, 65th Reunion, Aug. 11-12. Reservations required by July 24. Information: 419-475-1764.

Libbey High School Class of 1957, 60th Reunion, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Holiday Inn French Quarter on Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. Dinner at 7 p.m. 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. R.S.V.P.

Metamora High School Alumni Banquet, 5 p.m. July 29, Evergreen Elementary School, 14844 County Rd. 6, Metamora, Ohio. Reservation required by July 22. Cost: $15 per person. Send reservation to Metamora Alumni Association, Diane Sanderson Jessen, 12607 W. Central, Berkey, 43504. Information: 419-829-6622.

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 as are any other classmates of these Macomber/​Whitney graduates. Reservations required by Saturday. 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

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 419-836-7413.

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

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 is planning 50 year Reunion. To learn more and ask questions please 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. For information, call Rufus Wallace, 419-836-3283.

Support groups

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

● Heroin Hurts ... Hope Heals support group for families of addicts at Park Place House, 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. For details, call: Roger, 419-346-2753 or Ernie 419-344-9830.

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, 9:30-11 a.m. every Monday. Location/​cost/​details: 419-242-6789.

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, 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, 5:30 p.m. second Wednesday of each month, Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd., Swanton. Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Get a planning kit to help handle the responsibilities. Free memory screenings, 2-4 p.m. July 19. Appointments required. 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 email donnasvillageto

12-Step Program for Families and Friends of Addicts, Nar-Anon groups meetings: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway, Maumee. For information: 419-290-3827; Also, 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: 248-408-1853 or email to

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