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Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.: Crochet Connection, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, bring own yarn and hooks. Animal Habitats with the Toledo Zoo for children grades kindergarten through 6, 2 p.m. Wednesday, three live animals will visit. Third Thursday Movie Group, 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Lego Challenge, 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, grades kindergarten through 6. Adult Coloring, 6:30-8:15 p.m. July 24. Register/​details: 419-334-7101 ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Book and snack pack, grades 1-4, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. B.E. N.I.C.E. Workshop: Build Everyone, No Insults, Compliment, Energize, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, youth learn how to stand strong against bullies, led by Bethany Widmer. Book Bears for early readers, 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Ninja on the Farm by Luke Flowers. Minecraft, 1-2:30 p.m. July 25, registration required. Google Apps, 1-2:30 p.m. July 26, learn the basics, registration required. Register, 419-637-2173.


Wiregrass Lake Metroparks program, 201 N. Eber Rd.: Try it! SUP Yoga, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, peaceful session of yoga on the water, all boards and other paddling gear provided, wear clothing and shoes to get wet (no cotton). Cost: $12 per session. Register: 419-407-9701.


“A night with Nuestra Gente” dinner fund-raiser at La Fiesta Restaurant, 1406 Reynolds Rd., 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Join us for a fun night, 50/​50 raffle, silent auction, door prize, and Mexican food. Tickets: $25/​adult and $8/​child.

Side Cut Metropark program, 1025 W. River Rd.: Campfire Cooking: Cool Treats, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, campfire culinary experience and experiment with different methods of preparing meals around a campfire, cooking equipment, food, recipes, and instructions provided; just bring your appetite! Cost: $8. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own plate, bowl, silverware, and mug. Register, 419-407-9701.


Monroe Senior Citizens Center Luau, 5 p.m. July 21, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe. Ron Devon takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. Ron has been thrilling audiences with his amazing versatility and crystal clear voice for over 38 years. Cost: $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Information: 734-241-04040.

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.


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. Details/​registration: 419-874-3135, ext. 351.

Port Clinton

The Salvation Army is accepting applications for the “Tools for School Program” that assists families in Ottawa County who are in need of school supplies and book bags for the 2017-2018 school-year. Application forms available at the Sutter Center, 1854 E. Perry St., Suite 800; Jobs and Family Services, and all libraries in Ottawa County. Questions: Maureen at 419-732-2769; or email


Father Jim Bacik July Lecture, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 6832 Convent Blvd. on “Pope Francis and Justice Issues.” Cost: $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door. Information: 419-824-3533, or

Olivet Lutheran Church rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 27-28; 9 a.m. to noon July 29, 5840 Monroe St. Saturday all items are half off.

Sylvania Women’s Connection West’s luncheon, “Wholly Toledo,“ 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 11, Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St. Featurting Elissa Schmidt from Taste of Toledo. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Botkin from Winchester, Ind., and her topic will be “Jump for Joy.” Reservations are suggested. Cost: $13. Information: 419-466-9701. or

Toledo Area

Grace Community Church block watch meeting, Monday, 3700 Dorr St.

Rotary Club of Toledo will meet noon Monday, Park Inn Ballroom, 101 N. Summit St. Topic will be American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio impact with guest speaker Rachel Hepner Zawodny. Information: 241-7060.

The East Toledo Senior Center taco sale fund-raiser, noon to 7 p.m. July 28, 1001 White St. We will also have refried beans and Spanish rice. dine in or take out will be available. Cost: Tacos $.50; refried beans and Spanish rice $1 each. Information: 419-691-2254.

Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and Toledo Public Schools are collaborating in a community bookbag giveaway, noon Aug. 12, 702 Collingwood Blvd. Food and refreshments will be provided. There will be music and various games for the kids. Volunteer coaches will teach competitive basketball related skills, volleyball, etc. Dr. Romules Durant will be present at noon to say a few words. Information: 419-242-6703.

Free dental cleanings & screenings for seniors and adults ages 50 and older, 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays, 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 at Trilby United Methodist Church, 5918 Secor Rd. 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.


Walbridge Park Block Watch meeting at the Walbridge Park Shelter House, 2761 Broadway St., 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. Guest speakers: Judy Leb and Melody Piller from Court Appointed Special Advocates on how to spot abuse and how to help.

Birmingham Branch Library programs, 203 Paine Ave.: Build a campfire pie, 2 p.m. Wednesday, for school age children, create your own campfire pie and share spooky stories. Build-a-thing with Imagination Station, 2 p.m. Thursday, school age children. Questions: 419-259-5210.

Salem Lutheran Church to host a Youth Car Wash, 1125 N. Huron St., noon-3 p.m. July 29. While washing your car, enjoy the Block Party with free food and activities. Cost: $5 for exterior car wash; $10 for exterior and interior. Youth volunteers needed, call 419-243-2345.


Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.: Stevens Puppets presents Aladdin, a marionette production of humor, artistic staging, clever effects, and a dramatic climax, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Ice Cream and a movie, The Secret Life of Pets, 6-8 p.m. July 24. Register at: 419-878-3055 or


Whitehouse Library program, 10651 Waterville St.: Build it with Legos, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, graduates of grades kindergarten through 8, no registration required. Details: 419-877-9088.

Blue Creek Conservation Area program, 7825 Schadel Rd.: Try It! Stand up Paddleboarding, ages 5 and older, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, one hour learn the very basics, participants must be 9 or older to paddle their own SUP, children 5-7 must ride on a board with an adult guardian. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $12 per session. Register: 419-407-9701.

Oak Openings Preserve program, 5402 Wilkins Rd.: New Moon Hike family fun, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, use all of your senses on this walk and learn it’s not scary to be outside in the dark. Dress for weather. Register, 419-407-9701.

Village of Whitehouse Enrichment class Wild Edibles and Herbals Walk, Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 7:30-9 p.m. July 31. Led by Metroparks naturalists. Learn to identify common plants and shrubs that can be harvested. Register, 419-877-5383.

Community shred day to be held on St. Louis St. next to the Village Park in downtown Whitehouse, 10 a.m.-noon July 29. Accepting documents for shredding on site, a maximum of seven boxes per vehicle ​per visit. This event coincides with the Farmer’s Market (9 a.m.-noon) and the Donut Eating Contest at 11 a.m.

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


Woodville Public Library program, 101 E. Main St.: Slime Fest, 7 p.m. July 26, stories and a slimy good time. Register: 419-849-2744.



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. if you plan on attending.

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

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 classmates of Macomber/​Whitney graduates. Information: 419-385-2292.

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

DeVilbiss High School Class of 1962 55th year Reunion, 6 p.m. Aug. 4, Shorty’s Back Forty, 5111 Monroe. Cost: $25 per person. Cash bar. Information:

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

Sylvania High School Class of 1967 50th year Reunion, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland. Cost: $45 per person. Information: 419-841-5710.

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

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

Woodward High School Class of 1967 50 year Reunion, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Angelo’s Northwood Villa, 6630 S. Dixie Hwy., Erie, Mich. To learn more call Cheryl Meileck Phillips, 419-754-6158, Carl Nillson, 419-865-7031, or Jim Gregory, 419-726-2029.

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, Classmates, friends, teachers RSVP to Marsha (White) Degens 419-381-7606, or Marcia (Bowers) Ruegsegger 419-277-6229. rogershs1967@gmail.comAug. 19, Brandywine Country Club. 

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.

The (Salem) Oak Harbor High School Class of 1967 50th Anniversary Reunion, 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 14, Oak Harbor Golf Club. RSVP deadline is Aug. 31. Call: 419-250-0937, or 419-376-3898,

Scott High School Class of 1952 65th year Reunion, Sept. 8-10, Radisson Toledo. Information: 239-454-2744 or

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. Register and get information online at No paper invitations will be sent.

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 contact Rufus Wallace, 419-836-3283.

St. Adalbert Class of 1964 Reunion, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28, The Original Tony Packo’s Cafe, 1902 Front St. Reservations no later than Sept. 28. Information: 419-824-3403 or email:

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