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    People will walk through downtown Toledo to benefit Autism Speaks Sunday. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Huntington Center.

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    Way Public Library in Perrysburg will host a book sale Friday and Saturday.

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People will walk through downtown Toledo to benefit Autism Speaks Sunday. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Huntington Center.

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What’s On


Secor Metropark program: 10001 W. Central Ave.; Backpacking 101: Build a Backpacking Stove (adults and teens), 6:30 p.m. Thursday, build your own backpacking stove out of inexpensive household items, materials provided, and take it home, fee $3.

Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University events: 1001 E. Wooster St.; Tuesdays at the Gish Film Series, in the Gish Film Theater Hanna Hall with “The Virgin Suicides,” (1999), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and “Stagecoach” (1939), 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19; also in the Gish Film Theater, Sunday Matinee Series “Sabotage” (1936, England), 3 p.m. Sunday and “Charlie Chaplin at Mutual Studios” (1916-17), 3 p.m. Sept. 24. All are free.

Faculty Artist Series presents Solungga Liu, pianist at the Moore Musical Arts Center at Bowling Green State University, 1031 Moore Musical Arts Center, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free.


Genoa Branch Library programs: 602 West St.; Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. Sept. 19 with Miss Mimi; Adult book groups resume 7 p.m. Sept. 19 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21; STEM activity for ages 9 and older, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Details: 419-855-3380.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Cookbook Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday, One-Pan Wonders by Cook’s Country, bring a copy of recipe with your dish; Book and Munch Bunch, chapter books for grades 4-7, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson; Poetry writing for homeschool kids, 11 a.m. Thursday, all levels. Register, 419-637-2173.

Grand Rapids

Providence Metropark program: 13200 S. River Rd. (Historic Area) or 13827 S. River Rd. (Dam Area); A Canal Kind of Day — The Musical, 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Miami and Erie Canal was an important part of the history of Northwest Ohio. In this program, the Canal Boat Crew and other Metroparks interpreters will present a light-hearted, musical look at life as a canaller on the Miami and Erie Canal. Free. Register, 419-407-9701.


Spring Rummage and Bake sale at New Hope Christian Church, 2457 Holloway Rd., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Questions: 419-867-1535.

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


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. Sunday. Free tailgate party and goodie bags for registered participants. Featuring raffles, a Blessing of the Animals, a DJ, 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: Ms. Bechtel, 419-875-5272.

Side Cut Metropark program: 1025 W. River Rd.: Metroparks Mutts, 1 p.m. Thursday, bring your furry friend, take a naturalist led hike at a different park each month, please bring a leash as all dogs must be on leash. Register, 419-407-9701.


Community Forum on public health, health care, and the opioid drug crisis at the La-Z-Boy Center, Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Questions/​Answers to follow. Information: email or​MonroeCommunityForum.

Bedford Art Club meeting at Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Following the meeting there will be an art demonstration by Toledo artist, Robert Shorter, technique for “painting with pencils.” Free and open to the public. Membership fee $12/​year. Information: 419-693-0696. 

Lenawee County Historical Society program at the museum, 110 E. Church St., Adrian, 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Speaker: Brenda L. Burkett, she will be talking about her book covering Lenawee County. Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. Details: 517-265-7071.


Napoleon Civic Center “Game Hangouts” geared toward Henry County Youth, 303 W. Main St., 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Oct. 6, and Oct. 22. 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,​sponsor or email Hangout details:


 ● 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. Wednesday. Special feature: Don Simmons, of Millbury, Ohio, a retired Toledo 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 Drive, 2 p.m. Sundays. Details, 419-725-9916.



Way Public Library in Perrysburg will host a book sale Friday and Saturday.

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Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Diabetes Education, 7 p.m. Monday, with Jennie Wagner of Mercy Health, free blood pressure screening from 6:30-8 p.m.; Biograpical Film Lion, 2 p.m. Tuesday; PG-13 adults only; Topical Tuesdays with Bullying Prevention presentation 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Brent Swartzmiller, of Perrysburg Exempted Village Schools; Healthy U Chronic Disease sessions, 1-3:30 p.m. once a week for six weeks starting Sept. 19 and concluding Oct. 24, registration required for these sessions by calling 419-251-6372 or library. Details: 419-874-3135, extension 351.

Way Public Library Book Sale, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Thousands of books for all ages. Prices: $15/​large bag and $5/​small bag; bags provided at sale, books can also be purchased individually. Benefits to Way Library.


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 Saturday. 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 under) 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.

Genealogy Seminar “A Date with Kris Rzepczynski” at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23. Four sessions. Topics: Becoming Americans, Fraternal organizations, Settling the Midwest, and Stuck?. Cost: $20 (bring brown bag lunch). Registration forms:;; or Toledo Area Genealogy Society. Make checks to Genealogy Seminars and mail with registration to: Genealogy Seminar, 4515 282nd St., Toledo, Ohio 43611.

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. Saturday and Sept. 23, and 30. Focuses are on issues that pertain to seniors in changing circumstances. Register: 419-473-1294.

Toledo Polish Genealogical Society presentation and library open house at St. Michael’s School, 420 Sandusky St., 10 a.m. Saturday. Speaker: Marlene Hardman, on additions and changes to the library. Public welcome.

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. Sunday. 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. Sunday. Contact: Joe Smith and David Green, 419-450-0217.

East Toledo Senior Center events: 1001 White St.: Local senior citizens’ walks at Waite High School (third floor), 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday from Sept. through May; Can’t travel? Join Dream Travelers at the center, 10:45 a.m. Sept. 25, see the world through food and photos, destination Peru, register by Sept. 21 at  419-691-2254.

East Toledo Senior Center Meatloaf dinner and bake sale, 1001 White St., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Pre-sale tickets $10/​adult and $8/​senior/​child under 12. Dine-in or carry-out. All tickets day of event are $11 per person. Information/​tickets: 419-691-2254.

Lucas County Retired Teachers’ meeting at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland, at noon Sept. 28. Speaker: Teresa Fedor, Ohio House of Representatives, 45th District. Entree choices: #1 cranberry/​bourbon chicken; #2 slow roasted beef with mushroom gravy; #3 mushroom ravioli. Cost: $20.40. Reservations due by Sept. 21. Please mail checks to Lucas County Retired Teachers with lunch choice to: Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.

●  Wildwood Metropark programs: 5100 W. Central Ave.; Good Health Walks, 11 a.m. Monday, brisk walk on park trails, 50 minute walk and covers over 2 miles; Mansion Masterpieces (Animals), 8-12 year olds, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, explore with an art educator the masterpieces with plants displayed on the Manor House’s walls and then make a painting of your own, fee $9; Wake Up With the Birds (adults), 8 a.m. Thursday, bring your favorite morning beverage and join us for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. Register: 419-407-9701.

Birmingham Branch Library programs: 203 Paine Ave.; Body Art by Jen for ages 11-18, 5:30 p.m. Monday, make temporary waves with henna and other removable tattoos; Cardio drumming for all ages, 4 p.m. Friday, presented by the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center for Hispanic Heritage month. Questions: 419-259-5210.


Family Fun and Fishing Derby at Waterworks Park, 231 S. River Rd., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. with fishing 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday. Games, activities, and food available. Details: 419-878-8100 or http://​​calendar/.

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 parking lot, various car show categories, cost $10. Details: Waterville Chamber, 419-878-5188/​forms available at


●  Chili Cook-Off contest  for the Fall Frenzy at the Quarry event at 11 a.m. Oct. 21. Each contestant is required to provide 2 gallons of chili and is open to all individuals, restaurants, and organizations. Individuals can purchase voting rights for $1 per vote. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of half the proceeds from ticket sales, with remaining half going to the Whitehouse Veteran’s Memorial Fund. Entry forms and rules available at: (Forms), Village Hall, or call 419-877-5383. Registration limited to 10 entries and pre-registration is required.

Village of Whitehouse Enrichment class, Whitehouse Geology and fossils of the quarry, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 25. Register, 419-877-5383.

Whitehouse Library programs: 10651 Waterville St.; BookNuts at the Route 64 Pub and Grub, 1 p.m. Monday, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom;  Register and/​or Details: 419-877-9088.

Oak Openings Preserve programs: 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Oak Openings Mushrooms, 6 p.m. Wednesday, explore and identify some common families and genera; Mountain Biking 101, bunny hop and wheelie (ages 5-17, all level riders), 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, learn basics of off-road cycling and gain the skills and confidence required to ride the tougher sections of the trail. Register, 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library programs: 101 E. Main St.; KidzArt 2.0, art club for kids, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Wednesday Book club, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan, (copies available at desk); Storytime, 7 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25; Kidz Book Club for grades 1-4, 6:15 p.m. Sept. 18. Register: 419-849-2744.


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

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: egnerkalisz@outlook. com.

Support groups

Sjogrens’ Support group at ProMedica Flower Hospital’s Conference Building, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, 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 Tuesdays. Class is free (small fee for workbook) and open to the public. Information: 419-893-0223 or

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.

Prostate Cancer Support Group at Mercy 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.

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1648 support group, 9:30-11 a.m. every Monday. Location/​cost/​details: 419-242-6789.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous 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, 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. Receive a planning kit to help handle the responsibilities. Free Memory Screenings 2-4 p.m. Sept. 20. Reservations required by calling, 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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