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    The James "Wes" Hancock Senior Center in Oregon will host its chili cook-off at Oak Shade Grove Oct. 20.

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    Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital hosts a Family Cancer Support Group the second Monday of every month.

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Bowling Green

The Wood County Historical Center and Museum will host events: 13660 County Home Rd.; Scarecrow making 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and pumpkin carving, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Details: woodcountyhistory.org.

Bowling Green State University events: 1001 E. Wooster St.; Sunday Matinee Series presents Bedroom, Parlor and Bath (1931), in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tuesdays at the Gish Film Series presents Seconds (1966, U.S.), 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Both are free.

Elmore

Bake Sale/​Chicken and Biscuit dinner fund-raiser hosted by the Honor Workers of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 448 E. Rice St., 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21. Donations for dinner $8/​adult and $4/​children 3-10. Drive-thru service available. Raffles and silent auction. Tickets for dinner and raffles can be obtained from church members or contact, Sharon Arndt, 419-862-3589, or the church office, 419-862-3511.

Fremont

Friends of Birchard Library Book Sale, 423 Croghan St., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (Bag Day).

Birchard Public Library programs: 423 Croghan St.; Ruff and Ready Readers, 4-5 p.m. Monday and Oct. 23, children develop reading skills by reading to a dog; Teen Book Club, grades 7-12, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, copies of Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld available at the Children’s desk; Pick of the Litter Book Discussion Group, 7 pm. Thursday, discussion will be Ruta Sepety’s Salt to the Sea, copies available; Crochet Connection, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 17, all experience levels, bring your own hooks and yarn. Register/​details: Bridget at 419-334-7101 extension 209.

Gibsonburg

Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Cookbook club, 6:30 p.m. Monday, theme is chili cook-off, bring your dish and a copy of your recipe; Book and Munch Bunch Chapter Books, grades 4-7, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Phineas Gage by John Fleischman; Adult Rock Painting Party, 6 p.m. Oct. 16, hosted by Martha Camden, Ohio Rocks Rule member, supplies provided. Register, 419-637-2173.

Grand Rapids

Harvest Moon Gala fund-raiser sponsored by the Grand Rapids Arts Council at Nazareth Hall, 21211 W. River Rd., 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Fall dinner, silent auction, door prizes, and entertainment by Mark Nizer, comedian/​juggler. Cost: $25 per person; or table of eight available. Reservations: 419-832-5664 or email to grac@grandrapidsartscouncil.org.

Holland

Northwest Ohio Christian Writers to sponsor Fall Seminar at Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Rd., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 21. Guest: Dennis Hensley, author, editor, and speaker. Topics: Marketing process, enhancing writing skills, writing with editors and agents, and making 2018 productive. Registration: $50/​members, $60 for nonmembers if received by Tuesday. Late registration or at the door will be $70. Lunch included. Checks payable to NW Ohio Christian Writers and send to: Martha Willey, 1917 Terri Rue, Northwood, 43619. For details: nwocw.org or denise.shumway@gmail.com.

Westwinds Area (Metropark) program: 9918 Geiser Rd.; Spooktacular Shoot, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, zombie apocalypse, park has been transformed into another world for a nighttime Halloween-themed archery shoot, bring a flashlight, headlamp, or both, snacks and campfire. Test your skills on the zombie 3D course. Halloween costumes are encouraged, as is your favorite glow-wear (archery-safe please). Cost: $10 per car/​night.

Lyons

Fall Turkey Dinner and Craft/​Miscellaneous Sale fund-raiser at Lyons Universalist Church, 145 E. Morenci St., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Sit-down family style, all-you-can-eat. Carry-outs available, pick up at back door of church. To order: 419-923-3502. Cost: $9.50/​adult; $4.50/​children 3-12.

Maumee

Reverse Raffle Benefit for Special Olympics at the Lucas County Rec Center’s Green Barn, 2901 Key St., doors open at 6 p.m., 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Food, fun, and beer. Raffles and games. Tickets: $25 per person, contact: Sue Hess, 419-450-0835 or sotp.sueco@gmail.com. Benefits Special Olympics Ohio-Toledo Public/​T-Rockets.

Michigan

Friends of the Tecumseh District Library Book Sale, Tecumseh District Library (lower level), 215 N. Ottawa St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Many used books, audio books, DVD’s, and children’s books. Accepting donations of used books before this date and they can be dropped off at the front desk.

Bedford Art Club meeting in the Bedford Branch Library Community room, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Guest demonstrator will be Paul Brand of the Toledo Artist Club, with his technique for charcoal drawing. Public welcome and room for new members. Information: 419-378-1323.

Adrian Symphony Orchesta presents Music Moves Me concerts “Pumpkins on Parade and a Trombone Masquerade” for children ages 2-6 and their families at three public libraries Oct. 21. The Stair District Library in Morenci at 9:30 a.m., 517-458-6510; Adrian District Library at 11:30 a.m., 517-265-2265, and Tecumseh District Library at 1:30 p.m., 517-423-2238. This is a free 30-minute program with interactive program of rhymes, songs, and a picture book. Featured book will be Piggish in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson and Jennifer Rofe. Space limited call to register.

Day of the Dead Dash 5K fund-raiser starting and finishing in the city parking lot at Thompson Museum, 212 W. Main St., Hudson (behind Rumors), 4 p.m. Nov. 4. Cost: $25/​per person or $20/​per person with the donation of 5 or more nonperishable items. Prizes awarded for the first male and female finishers. Prizes also awarded for best male and female zombies. Applications: thompsonmuseum.org. Information: 517-448-8125. Benefits to the Thompson Museum and the Hudson Area Food Pantry.

Oregon

 ● “Harvest Time” Toledo East Women’s Connection Luncheon and Program: at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon Thursday. Feature: Bench Farms, “Harvest Delight.” Music: Judy Asmus Hill of Haskins, Ohio. Speaker: Alma Keaton of Ashtabula, Ohio, “Former Tomboy Talks About Love, Hope and Surviving.” Cost: $11.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611, or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.

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The James "Wes" Hancock Senior Center in Oregon will host its chili cook-off at Oak Shade Grove Oct. 20.

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The James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center’s Chili Cook-off at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. Entry deadline noon on Oct. 20, only first 20 entries accepted and delivered no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 28. Judging  starts at 5:30 p.m. For details/​entry, 419-698-7078.

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

Pearson Metropark programs: 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rte. 2; Cycle Circle/​Glow Roll (adults), 7 p.m. Thursday, light up the night with a bike ride, all levels, bring helmet and your bike, reflective gear, and water bottle; Preschool Pioneers, Apple Season (ages 3-5), 10 a.m. Friday, learn about Ohio's own John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, hear a story, drink warm apple cider, and make a craft with apples fee $6. Register, 419-407-9701.

Perrysburg

Country Garden Club presents “Shopping For A Cause” Holiday Trunk Show at Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. Second St., Monday-Wednesday. “Opening Act” Preview celebration and boutique shopping, 6-9 p.m. Monday, cost $50 per person includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, grazing style (1 drink ticket); “Act Two” designer boutique shopping 9:30 a.m.-4 and “Act Three” 6-9 p.m. Tuesday with an evening to unWINEd and shop, Italian dinner available for purchase $15; “Final Act” 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday with designer boutique shopping. On Tuesday and Wednesday both designer boutique shopping days cost $10 just for shopping. For details, email trunkshow2017@gmail.com. Proceeds will help fund the Spafford House Historical Museum “Curb Beautification Project” and other local community projects.

Heels For Healing Walk to support families of addiction at the Town Center at Levis Commons, 3201 Levis Commons Blvd., 6 p.m. Oct. 20. Law enforcement, teachers, coaches, and others will walk a little taller to raise awareness and generate funds. Informational booths and Narcan training. Enjoy music, games, and more. Benefits Team Recovery/​FAAD and Friends of Lucas County Children Services. Questions email to aschroeder@hillpartnersinc.com.

Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Show Me the Movie screening Moonlight, 2 p.m. Tuesday; Retro LAN Party (adults only), video games, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Cake Pop Basics with Wendy Bach, 10 a.m. Saturday. Details/​Registration: 419-874-3135, extension 351.

TOPICS Camera Club meeting at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Wednesday, public welcome. Details: TOPICSCameraClub.com.

The Danberry Treasure Chest charity dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., doors open at 5 p.m., event starts at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Theme is “Tailgating,” so wear your favorite football team jersey and/​or colors. There will be an upscale tailgate menu, fun tailgate activities, prizes, and raffle (grand prize $2,500 cash). Event tickets: $75 and includes 2 drink tickets, dinner, and one entry to raffle. The Danberry Treasure Chest provides emergency funds through the ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital to local families with children battling chronic/​debilitating diseases. For sponsorships, donations of items for auction contact: Michelle Rumans, 419-467-5882 or turnthekey@danberry.com. Visit: danberrycharities.com.

Sylvania

Blood Drive to honor alumnus Tim Berta hosted by the Red Cross Club of Lourdes University, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday. Tim Berta is former assistant baseball coach at Lourdes University and was in the Bluffton University bus crash in 2007. Those wanting to donate blood, please call for an appointment, 716-374-0442 or register online at redcrossblood.org (use the code LOURDES). Donors must present and ID at appointment.

Sylvania United Church of Christ film night, 7240 Erie St., 6:45 p.m. Oct. 16. Screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary film Before the Flood. Free.

Toledo

Birmingham branch library programs: 203 Paine Ave.; Toledo Ghost Hunters Society Ghost Talk, (ages 11 and up) 4 p.m. Monday, present tales of their ghost hunting; Flashlight Frenzy (school age children) 4 p.m. Tuesday, find your favorite spooky books and read them by flashlight; Color Me Calm (adults) 6 p.m. Tuesday, relaxing, coloring sheets and supplies provided. Details: 419-259-5210.

Wildwood Metropark programs: 5100 W. Central Ave.; Tales and Trails (ages 3-5), 10 a.m. Thursday, preschoolers, toddlers and their guardians for story time, nature walk, and craft. Register: 419-407-9701.

Puppet show and candy giveaway at United Church of God, 701 Phillips Ave., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Lunch will be served. All are welcome. Information: 567-316-7360.

Card/​Game Party at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 6149 Hill Ave., 1 p.m. Sunday. Bring your own group. Cost: $8. For information/​reservations: 419-841-2157.

Reynolds Corners Community fund-raiser sponsored by the Reynolds Corners Rotary Foundation at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 N. Reynolds Rd. (2 blocks south of Dorr St.), 4-7 p.m. Oct. 17. Spaghetti dinner, silent auction, and raffle. Donation: $7/​adult and $4/​children. Benefits for scholarships for Rogers High School graduates.

● Dancing with the Catholic Club Stars sock hop at Holy Trinity Greek Banquet Hall, 740 Superior St., 6 p.m. Oct. 21. Appetizer/​dessert grazing. Dance competition and entertainment. Cost: $75, includes beer/​wine tickets. Attire country club casual. Valet/​lighted secure parking. For details: catholicclub.org.

Tent City Festival of Compassion at the Civic Center Mall, N. Erie St., Oct. 20-22. Volunteer opportunities: donate food or sponsor a meal, clothing drive, prayer vigil, critical documents (birth certificates, ID’s), and more. Details at 1Matters.org.

Waterville

“Ghostly Encounters IV” program produced by the Waterville Historical Society at Wakeman Cemetery, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Some permanent “residents” of the cemetery will reappear through re-enactors that will tell true stories of the lives of some of the town’s more interesting characters. Bring lawn chairs and flashlights. Enter driveway nearest the railroad tracks on Farnsworth Road. If it rains, program will be at the Wakeman Hall, 401 Farnsworth Rd., at 7 p.m.

Waterville branch library programs; 800 Michigan Ave.; Story Tourist in Britain (adults), 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, take a British literary tour with guide, Jan Barley; FlashlightFrenzy (children), 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 16, reading by flashlight; Homeschooling Book Bunch (ages 8-12), 2-3 p.m. Oct. 18; Read for the Record (children), 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Quackers by Liz Wong, help set a world record; Harry Potter House Cup Tournament (teens), 2-3 p.m. Oct. 21. Register at 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.

Wauseon

Haunting History Walking Tours and Mystery Dinner at the Wauseon Depot and Fulton County Museum, 225 Depot St. and 229 Monroe St., tours every 15 minutes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27, and 28 (reservations only). For age 13 and older. Tours: $10; $15/​members. Dinner: $15/​per person. Reservations/​details: 419-337-7922.

Whitehouse

Whitehouse Fashion Show to benefit Bethany House for ladies only in the Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Fall fashion show presented by Chico’s and Deidra Lashley of Bethany House will be present for questions on services they provide. Desserts and beverages will be served and a silent auction. Cost: $15 per person, only 50 tickets available and can be purchased through the Village Hall 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Questions or to donate an item for the silent auction, call 419-877-5383. Proceeds to support Bethany House, a local long-term shelter for domestic violence victims.

●  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: whitehouseoh.gov (Forms), Village Hall, or call 419-877-5383. Registration limited to 10 entries and pre-registration is required.

Whitehouse Library program: 10651 Waterville St.; Book- Nuts at Route 65 Pub and Grub, Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, 1 p.m. Monday. Do not read the last two chapters, we will read them together. For additional details: 419-877-9088.

Woodville

Woodville Public Library programs: 101 E. Main St.; KidzArt 2.0, 4 p.m. Tuesday, once a month art club for kids; Wednesday Book Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday, book is The Butterfly’s Daughter by Alice Monroe, copies available at desk; Kidz Book Club, grades 1-4, 6:15 p.m. Oct. 16, share a book you’ve recently read, crafts. Register: 419-849-2744.

Reunions

Notre Dame Academy Class of 1967 50th Reunion, three events Oct. 19, 21, and 22. Events are: Alumnae Musical Sneak Peek, with a dessert reception 6:15 p.m. Oct. 19, one free ticket for 1967 class only, information and/​or ​additional tickets at nda.org or Bonnie Miller, 419-277-5388; Claddaghs Restaurant at Franklin Park Mall, 6 p.m. Oct. 21, cost $14 per person; and Mass, school tour, and brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22, cost $25 per person, details, Nicole Kunz 419-725-1279 or website. Events on Oct. 19 and 22 will take place at Notre Dame Academy.

The (Salem) Oak Harbor High School Class of 1967 50th Anniversary Reunion at Oak Harbor Golf Club, 6-11 p.m. Saturday. Deadline is Thursday. Call 419-250-0937; James.Young@SOH1967.org; or 419-376-3898, John.Kohlman@SOH1967.org.

Start High School Class of 1967 Reunion is Saturday. Classmates may register online at startclassof67.com. 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. Information: 419-824-3403 or email: egnerkalisz@outlook.com.

Support groups

WISE Program (Free) to Help Seniors at First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Broadway, Maumee, 1 p.m. Oct. 16, a six-week program for seniors ages 55 and older. Program helps seniors celebrate this stage of life and all the benefits that come with it. Participants will discuss aging, healthy lifestyle choices, and risk factors and behaviors to stay healthy. Reservations/​details: 419-893-0223.

Basic Training for Caregivers at Monroe Center for Healthy Aging, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 25 and Nov. 25. Free. Offered by the Monroe County Commission on aging. Information: 734-241-0404.

GriefShare Support group at First Presbyterian Church of Mau mee, 200 E. Broadway, 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 griefshare.org.

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,  and ​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 foodaddicts.org.

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Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital hosts a Family Cancer Support Group the second Monday of every month.

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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.

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 karenefreiberger@gmail.com.

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 palgroup.org.

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/​frogtownvision.org.

Caregiver classes at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd., Swanton. 5:30 p.m. every last Wednesday of each month. Receive a planning kit to help handle the responsibilities. The center will hold free memory screenings 2-4 p.m. Oct. 18, reservations required. Reservations/​details: Chris Cremean, 419-825-1145 or email at ccremean@swantonhealthcare.com.

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 donnasvillagetoledo@gmail.com.

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 who has been affected by a loved one’s addiction. Information: 419-304-7034.

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