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Secor Metropark program: 10001 W. Central Ave.; Naturalists camera club of Toledo, 2 p.m. Sunday, free photography programs include guest speakers, photo instruction, club information, and light refreshments, everyone welcome.

Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University events: 1001 E. Wooster St.; Bryan Recital Hall: Faculty artist series featuring Penny Thompson Kruse, violinist, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Tuesdays at the Gish Film Series with “The Virgin Suicides,” (1999), in the Gish Film Theater’s Hanna Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Both are free.


Hidden Garden Party at the Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Hosts will be Kristi Leigh and Jerry Anderson. Social hour, silent and ​live auction, gourmet grazing by Extra Virgin Food Service, live music by Chris Buzzelli Trio, and live entertainment. Cost: $150/​per person. Reservations: 419-862-3182 or Benefits to the gardens.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Young Edison’s STEM Program, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday9/​6, topic is static electricity; Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. Thursdays in Sept.; Cookbook Club, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, One-Pan Wonders by Cook’s Country, bring a copy of recipe with your dish. Register, 419-637-2173.


Sponsorship opportunities for the Springfield Sprint 5K run/​walk to be at Springfield High School, 1470 S. McCord Rd., Oct. 8. Contact: April Roth, 419-865-3567 or


Free health screenings at Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Bone density, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, balance, hearing, optical screenings, and more. Free meal while supplies last. Open to the public. Details: 419-893-1994.

Tails on the Trails Walk/​5K Run with Humane Ohio at Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., kick off 8:30 a.m., walk 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Dog-friendly event includes games, vendor village, and entertainment. Registration $25/​run and free for walkers, but are encouraged to fund-raise. Details: ​ or call 419-266-5607, ext. 111. Proceeds to keeping spay/​neuter services affordable.

Andy’s Army One Mile Walk/​Fun Run fund-raiser,  Side Cut Metropark, 1025 W. River Rd., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Free tailgate party and goodie bags for registered participants. Featuring raffles, a Blessing of the Animals, a disc jockey, door prizes, vendors, local dog trainer, Ask a vet area, and visits from comfort and therapy dogs. Entry fee: $15 per person or $30 per family and can register day of event. Dogs on leashes welcome. Benefits to Andy’s Army Canine Cancer Awareness Project. Details: 419-875-5272.

Side Cut Metropark program: 1025 W. River Rd.: Full Moon Hike families, 8 p.m. Wednesday, discover the wonders of the night, dress for the weather. Register at 419-407-9701.


Maumee Street Acoustic Music Jam at First Presbyterian Church, 156 E. Maumee St., Adrian, 6 p.m. Saturday. Snack bar available. Details: 517-265-2168.

Shakin’ Not Stirred Poker Run starting at  Clamdigger’s, 1540 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, registration 10 a.m. last bike out at 11 a.m. and last bike in by 6 p.m. Saturday. Poker run will run through Dan’s Downtown Tavern in Saline; Artesian Wells Sports Tavern, Cement City; Uncle Lyle’s Tavern and Grille, Dundee; then back to Clamdigger’s. Cost: $25 per rider and $20 per passenger. Live band, food, and fun. Benefits the Monroe County Parkinson’s Support Group. 

Monclova Township

Sunshine Communities Walk/​Run/​Roll at Monclova Road Elementary School, 8035 Monclova Rd., registration 7 a.m., 5k run 8:30 a.m., and casual walk along the Wabash Cannonball 10 a.m. Saturday. Live music by Ten Talents. Author, Jeff Alt, the inspiration behind the hike, will also have available to sell and sign commemorative copies of his book A Walk For Sunshine. Register at or call 419-725-2285, or day of the event, cost $25 per person. Details: Shannon Bova at Benefits Sunshine Communites.


Napoleon Civic Center “Game Hangouts” geared toward Henry County Youth, 303 W. Main St., 9-11:30 p.m. Friday. Open to all county high school students 14-18 years old. Music, games, bonfires, dodge ball tournament, bean bag toss, volleyball, and more. Food available for purchase. Admission: $2. Sponsors still needed, or email


Northwood VFW Veterans Festival, 102 W. Andrus Rd., 5-11:30 p.m. Friday and noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday. Live music by a disc jockey, Nite Express Band, and Storm Bandits, food, refreshments, and vendors. K-100 live on Saturday.

Maumee Bay Country Quilt meeting at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., 6 p.m. Tuesday. Visitors can attend, cost $10 (which can be applied toward membership fee of $35).


Rummage and bake sale at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. ext. (at Stadium Road), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday ($2 bag day). Lunch available for purchase.

Area men and women are invited to guest night dinner and program “Picture-Perfect” at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., doors open 5:45 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Special feature: Don Simmons of Millbury, a retired Blade photographer. Music: Dennis Belkofer of Toledo. Speaker: Judy Scharfenbert of California, “Rising Above Life’s Challenges With A Joyful Heart.” Cost: $11.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.

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


Chautauqua Living History Performances: Icons and Innovators at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. See history come to life. Performances by Justin McDanel (as John Barrymore) and Caleb Hall (as Nikola Tesla) on Tuesday and Natalie Phelps (as Amelia Earhart) and Drew Young (as Henry Ford) on Wednesday. Program provided by Ohio Humanities. This event is free and open to the public.


Sylvania Women’s Connection West annual guest night at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., 6:30 p.m. Friday. Bring your spouse, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, neighbors, and friends for “Joyful Melodies.” Featured singers from Soul Venture are Stephanie Allison and Kate Jordan Reiff. Speaker: Roger Bassett, of Washington Township, Mich., with topic “Finding My Way Home.” Cost for barbecue chicken dinner, music, and speaker, $18 (payable at the door). Reservations are suggested by Monday. Contact: Julie, 419-466-9701 or email to


Believe Center’s Keeping Sports Alive Carnival, 1 Aurora Gonzalez Dr., noon-9 p.m. Saturday. Games, bounce houses, food, bingo, raffles (affordable costs), Northwest Ohio Wrestling Show, and performance by El Corazon De Mexico dance troupe. Admission is free. Parking is $5.

Massage fund-raiser and silent auction at Friendship Baptist Church, 5301 Nebraska Ave., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. One-hour massages available for $35 by appointment only/​first-come basis. There will be various vendors of food, manicures, pedicures, health screens, and more. Benefits the mission of Umbrella of Care Outreaches, serving the community in a myriad of capacities. Details: 419-244-4824 or

Euchre tournament at Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Toledo Club, 5255 N. Detroit Ave., 7 p.m. Friday. Entry fee: $6. Details: 419-470- 8710.

Block Watch meeting at Grace Community Church, 3700 Dorr St., 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.

●  Wildwood Metropark programs: 5100 W. Central Ave.; Explore New Metroparks Tour: Eastern Lucas County, 9 a.m. Tuesday, sneak peek of Howard Marsh Metropark, visit Pearson, Middlegrounds, and a yet-to-be-named downtown Metropark, for reservations, contact, Patty Morgenstern, 419-407-9723. Good Health Walks, 11 a.m. Wednesday, brisk walk on park trails, 50 minutes/​over 2 miles, no registration needed. Wake Up With the Birds, 8 a.m. Thursday, no birding experience necessary. Register: 419-407-9701.

Birmingham Branch Library program: 203 Paine Ave.; Apple Cider Science for school-age children, 4 p.m. Friday, explore chemical reactions. Details: 419-259-5210.

Miracle League ride/​rally poker run, starts at EverDry Toledo, 2930 Centennial Rd., registration 11 a.m., kickstands up and first card at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. family-friendly event Sept. 16. Three additional stops for cards with final destination at the American Legion Post 468, 5580 Centennial Rd., Sylvania. Free T-shirts to first 50 riders. The event will include live music, food/​beverages, 50/​50 raffle, and gift raffles. Cost: $20 per bike and $10 per rider. Nonriders will rally with motorcyclists at the legion hall, cost $5/​per adult and $2/​per child (12 and younger) and includes food, soda, and water. Prizes awarded for best poker hand, 2nd best, and worst hand. Contact: Melissa Bumpus, EverDry Toledo, 419-464-9783.

Free peace of mind seminars for seniors and their families at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4030 Douglas Rd. at Sylvania Ave., 9-11 a.m. Sept. 16, 23, and 30. Focuses are on issues that pertain to seniors in changing circumstances. Register: 419-473-1294. 

Toledo Autism Speaks walk at the Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., registration 9 a.m., mission moment 10:15 a.m., walk 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17. Contact: Sheri Weithman, 614-563-6320 or email at

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk (1 mile; 5K) for a world without Type 1 Diabetes at Ottawa Park, 2205 Kenwood Blvd., check-in 8:30 a.m., start 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17. Contact: Joe Smith and David Green, 419-450-0217.

Genealogy seminar at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23. Four sessions. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Cost: $20. Registration form: or Toledo Area Genealogy Society. Checks to Genealogy Seminar/​mail to: Genealogy Seminar, 4515 282nd St., Toledo, 43611.

East Toledo Senior Center art show, 1001 White St., 3-8 p.m. Sept. 27. If you are an artist and would like to show off your work, call 419-691-2254.


Performers needed for the Roche de Boeuf Festival to participate from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 23. All forms of family entertainment are welcome (musicians, magicians, puppeteers, jugglers, plays, etc.). Also, looking for participants for the parade. The car show will be held in Shawn’s Irish Tavern’s parking lot in Waterville, various car show categories, cost $10. Details: Waterville Chamber, 419-878-5188/​forms available at


Whitehouse Library programs: 10651 Waterville St.; Children’s hours for preschool to grade 3, celebrate Dr. Seuss on the Loose, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday; BookNuts at the Route 64 Pub and Grub, 1 p.m. Sept. 11, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom;  Register and/​or Details: 419-877-9088.

Oak Openings Preserve program: 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Cycle Circle: Glow Roll, 5 miles, adults, 8 p.m. Wednesday, for all skill levels and bikes, bring your bike, helmet (required), reflective gear and/​or lights, bug spray, and a bottled water, cost $3. Register, 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library programs: 101 E. Main St.; KidzArt 2.0, art club for children, 4 p.m. Sept. 12; Wednesday Book club, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan, (copies available at desk). Register: 419-849-2744.


Scott High School Class of 1952 65th reunion at the Radisson Toledo, Friday through Sunday. Information: 239-454-2744 or


Lake High School's Class of 1957 celebrates a reunion Sept. 15.

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Lake High School Class of 1957 60th reunion at Pemberville Legion Hall, 405 E. Front, Pemberville, Ohio, starting at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Cost: $25. Reservations by Friday: 419-837-6159 or 419-874-7812.

Whitmer Class of 1950 67th reunion at Eddie Lee’s Restaurant, 4700 Nantucket Drive, 4 p.m. Saturday. Reservation: 734-854-2558 or

Bowsher High School 1967 50th reunion, Saturday. Details:​419-385-3451.

Waite High School Class of 1952 65th reunion at Tony Packo’s Restaurant, 1902 Front St., 2-4 p.m. Sept. 11. If attending, please call: Mary Teigland 419-367-4131, Nancy Bohn 419-841-5725.

Macomber-Whitney Class of 1957 60th reunion luncheon at Maumee River Yacht Club, 2735 Broadway, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15. Reservations/​details: 734-847-8445 or; 419-726-1389 or

Rossford High School Class of 1967 reunion at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. Second, Perrysburg, social hour at noon with lunch at 1 p.m. Sept. 16. Cost: $17.50. Cash bar available. Reservations by Sept. 8, 419-868-7670.

The (Salem) Oak Harbor High School Class of 1967 50th anniversary reunion at Oak Harbor Golf Club, 6-11 p.m. Oct. 14. Deadline is Thursday. Information: 419-250-0937;; or 419-376-3898,

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

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

Support groups

Sjogrens’ Support group at ProMedica Flower Hospital’s Conference Building, noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 17, 5200 Harroun Rd. Sylvania. First meeting of season with a meet, greet, and sharing time. Free. Information or reservations: 419-855-4082 or

GriefShare support group at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, 6 p.m. a 13-week program starting Tuesday. Class is free (small fee for workbook) and open to the public. Information: 419-893-0223 or

Prostate Cancer support group at Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital’s Cancer Center Library (Second Floor), 3404 W. Sylvania Ave., 6:30 p.m. fourth Monday of every month. Details: Roger, 419-346-2753 or Ernie 419-344-9830.

Family Cancer Support Group at Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital, Cancer Center Library, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave., 6:30 p.m. second Monday of every month. 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

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, 419-867-8007/

Caregiver classes at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd., Swanton. 5:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of each month next class will be Sept. 13. Receive a planning kit to help handle the responsibilities. Free Memory Screenings 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20, reservations is required. Reservations: Chris Cremean, 419-825-1145 or email at

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

Caregivers’ Support group offered by the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter at Parkcliffe Community, 4226 Parkcliffe Lane, 1 p.m. fourth Thursday of every month. Information: 419-381-9447.

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

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

Nar-Anon 12-Step Program for families and friends of addicts at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, 419-290-3827; at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Lane, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 419-392-2420; and Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy.,10-11 a.m. Saturdays, 248-408-1853 or

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