Our Towns Calendar: 10/30

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    Penta Career Center in Perrysburg hosts its scholarship dinner Dec. 7.

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    ● “Winter Wheat: The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing” at the Bowling Green State University campus, 1001 E. Wooster St., Thursday-Saturday. On Thursday  at the Prout Chapel will be the reading; the festival then moves to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union for Friday and Saturday. Festival will draw 300 students, faculty, alumni, community members, and other writers from Ohio and beyond. For full details and registration: bgsu.edu/​winterwheat. Donations suggested, but events are free to all participants.

    Bowling Green State University events, 1001 E. Wooster St.: Tuesdays at the Gish Film Series presents What We Do in the Shadows (2014, New Zealand), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

    Wood Lane Residential Services “Serving From The Heart” Celebrity Waiter fund-raiser at Simpson Garden Park, 1291 Conneaut Ave., 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9. Dinner, silent auction, and entertainment. Tickets: $50​per person can be purchased online at https://woodlane2017.eventbrite.com. Reservations by Wednesday. Business casual attire. Details/​sponsorships, Kali Hammer at khammer@wlrs.org or 419-353-9577.


    Homemade Craft Show and Lunch at Shiloh Christian Union Church Fellowship Hall, 2100 County Rd. 5, lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (or until gone), craft show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Profits to Sparrow’s Nest Women’s Shelter.


    Schedel Arboretum and Gardens Beer and Wine Tasting Souper Suppers fund-raiser, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy three tiers of fun soup-flared foods with a 4-ounce sample of beer or wine (your choice, four total). Appetizer theme. Cost: $30 per person. Details: 419-862-3182 or schedel-gardens.org.


    Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.: Crochet Connection, 6:30-8 p.m. Storytimes (ages 3-5), 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Family Storytimes, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Cartoon Friday, kindergarten to grade 6, 10 a.m.-noon Friday, come in your pajamas, bring pillow, and watch a variety of cartoons and enjoy some breakfast cereal. Teen writing workshop, grades 7-12, 4-5 p.m. Friday. Register/​details: Bridget at 419-334-7101 ext. 209.


    Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: Preschool storytime, 11 a.m. Thursdays. Poetry writing for homeschooled kids, 11 a.m. Thursday. Music Makers for preschoolers, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Register, 419-637-2173.

    Grand Rapids

    Bazaar/​Silent Auction/​Bake Sale at Calvary United Methodist Church, 24362 W. Third St., serving 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Lunch (sandwiches, soup, dessert) and dinner (Swiss steak) available. 


    Barbecue Pork Chop Dinner/​Craft and Bake sale at St. Peter Lutheran Church (Blackberry), 17877 W. St. Rt. 579, 11 a.m. until sold out Sunday. One chop $8.50; Two chops $10. Dine-in or carry-out. Details: 419-836-8903.


    Maumee Senior Center will be offering breakfast to seniors at 2430 S. Detroit Ave., 8-10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays from Nov. 6 through Dec. 19. Breakfast is open to the public, but for seniors 60 years and older the cost will be a suggested donation of $1.75 and need not be a resident of our center. For those under 60, the cost is $8.12. Seniors are encouraged to call 24 hours in advance to reserve a seat for breakfast. Walk-ins are welcome. For additional information: 419-893-1994, email maumeeseniorcenter@gmail.com or stop by the center.

    Fallen Timbers Battlefield program: U.S. 23/​I-475 and U.S. 24 (Anthony Wayne Trail), parking at visitor center 4949 Jerome Rd.; Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk (adults), 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, an interpreter will share seasonal highlights, lead you on this moderately paced walk along a 1.5-mile loop trail, approximately 35-45 minutes. Register: 419-407-9701.


    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. Saturday. Cost: $25/​per person or $20/​per person with the donation of five or more nonperishable items. Prizes awarded for the first overall 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.

    Friends of the Tecumseh District Library Book Sale at Tecumseh District Library (lower level), 215 N. Ottawa St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Many used books, audio books, DVDs, also many new books. Proceeds to special programs and library improvements. If you have used books and would like to donate them, please bring to the library’s front desk.

    Art and Memorabilia Live Auction Fund-raiser at Monroe Bank and Trust Headquarters, fourth floor Community Room, 10 Washington St., Monroe. Registration/​preview 6:30 p.m., live auction 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets: $20 each  include hors d’oeuvres, one complimentary drink ticket, cash bar, dessert and coffee intermission, and a ticket for a drawing. An adult event. Business casual attire. To see types of items available for auction visit azaleafundraisingauctions.com. For tickets: Oaks Victory Village, 734-244-5444 or Cindy, 734-497-5081. Proceeds to Oaks of Righteousness Christian Ministries Homeless and Warming Center.

    George Davidson Fund-raiser/​Jam Session at the Zal Gaz Grotto Club, 2070 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 11. Jammers include Dr. Alberto Nacif, Paul VornHagen, Los Gatos, Ron Brooks, Sean Dobbins, Ralph McKee, Reggie Canty, Gloria Baker, Ken Kozora, Dave Sharp, Dada, RJ Spangler, and more. Minimum donation: $10. Afterglow event and additional fund-raiser featuring Ralph McKee and Friends with opening act Mercury Tuna Sandwich at Ziggy’s, 206 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 11, cover charge $10. Details/​donations: Ann Arbor, 734-663-1202 or Ypsilanti, 734-221-3961. Benefits towards medical bills for George Davidson.

    The Monroe Senior Citizens Center Rummage sale/​bake sale, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10. Donations for sale are appreciated. Details: 734-241-0404.


    Northwood VFW Post 2984 Feather Party, 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Raffles (steak, turkey, hams), and bingo. Open to public. Questions: 419-666-7762.

    Maumee Bay Country Quilt meeting at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Guest speaker: Chris Foreman with her trunk show including some of her fun bags. Visitors can attend, cost $10 (which can be applied towards membership fee of $35 if joining).


    Pearson Metropark program: 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rt. 2; Homesteading: Preparing for Winter 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin, help preserve the harvest for the winter, lend a hand with the food preservation or just explore.

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

    Area Women are invited to “Autumn Sweets” Toledo East Women’s Connection luncheon and program at Bayside, 2759 Seaman Rd., doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon Nov. 9. Special feature: Nancy Mills, “Candy Making Made Easy.” Music: Barb Hudson from Rossford, Ohio. Speaker: Lee Doll from Mainesville, Ohio, “The American Dream That Turned Into A Nightmare.” Cost: $11.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.

    Toledo Swiss Singers present “Harvest Holiday” concert and dinner at the Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. (1/​2 mile east of Coy Rd.), 3 p.m. Nov. 19. A pork roast dinner is available by advance reservations only and tickets are $24; $10 ages 12 and under (deadline for dinner reservations is Nov. 13). Concert only: $12. Cash bar will start at 2:30 p.m. For tickets: Elaine, 419-206-0975.


    Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo meeting at the Perrysburg Masonic Building, 590 E. South Boundary St., 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Details: 419-367-9307.

    Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.: BlizzCon 2017 virtual video game convention from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring Blizzard’s Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch. Write-ins for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 and 19, work on your writing, writing prompts, coffee, and places to sit and write, details nanowrimo.org. Questions: 419-874-3135, ext. 119.

    Penta Career Center in Perrysburg hosts its scholarship dinner Dec. 7.
    Penta Career Center in Perrysburg hosts its scholarship dinner Dec. 7.

    Penta Career Center “It’s VEGAS!” Scholarship Dinner and silent auction in the Commons area on the Penta Campus, 9301 Buck Rd., silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Vegas theme, gourmet appetizers, and multiple gourmet food stations (dishes from famous chefs). Music by Dave Carpenter. Cost: $75 per person or $500 for table of eight. Reservations required by Nov. 15. For details contact Elizabeth Wray, of Human Services at Penta, 419-661-6486 or ewray@pentacc.org. Proceeds to a general scholarship fund and the Hirzel Scholarship fund at Penta.


    Rossford Public Library programs, 720 Dixie Hwy.: Investigating the Ohio Sasquatch, 1 p.m. Saturday, presented by Bigfoot Hunter Marc DeWerth, free. “The Medal of Honor” presentation by Ray Johnston, a retired Army veteran and member of the Medal of Honor Historical Society of the United States, 1 p.m. Nov. 9, a history of the highest decoration in the United States Military. Register, 419-666-0924.


    Turkey Dinner and Bazaar at Clark Street United Methodist Church, 1133 Clark St. (off Fassett Street), 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Complete dinner including dessert and beverage. Cost: $8/​adults; $4/​children 3-10 years; and free for children under 3. Carryouts available.

    Bake Sale/​Holiday Bazaar and kraut and pork dinner at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. (near Broadway intersection), starting at 5 p.m. Friday. Silent auction and thrift shop. Tickets: $8/​adults and $4/​children 12 and under. Proceeds toward projects and ministries of the church’s women’s group. Tickets: 419-243-8189.

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

    Breakfast Buffet presented by the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist men and Heroes In Action at the Church of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. (between Heatherdowns Country Club and Byrne Rd.), 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Various food options. Fun, fellowship, and fantastic food!  All veterans are our guest and will be served at no charge. For all others, there will be a free-will donation. Carry-out available. Questions: 419-385-6160.

    The Epworth Arts and Crafts Bazaar at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave. (across from Wildwood Metropark), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Fifty artists and crafters, hand-crafted items that include jewelry, cards, books, wooden toys, blown glass, and more. Silent auction. Bake sale and coffee bar. Proceeds to support missions of local organizations.

    Fill-A-Bag Event at Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Come fill a bag with free clothing and household items. Sponsored by the Giving Store, a ministry of the church. Questions: 419-255-0886.

    Sanger Friends of the Library Book sale, Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave., 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday ($4 fill a bag). Details: 419-259-5370.

    Birmingham Branch Library program: 203 Paine Ave.; Play-Doh Meet Up for school age children, 4 p.m. Friday, build your own creations. Details: 419-259-5210.

    Fellowship Craft Fair and bake sale at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and during polling hours from 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 7. Lunch available on Saturday. Proceeds to Feed Your Neighbor, Personal Needs Ministry, Hurricane Relief, and other church projects.

    Wildwood Metropark programs, 5100 W. Central Ave.: Tea at Stranleigh: Jewel of India 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, explore the gloriously exotic culture of India, cost $10. Missing Mammals of Ohio, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, wolves, bears, and bison once wandered the area where you live, cost $2. Register: 419-407-9700.

    Medal of Honor Dinner at the Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo, 3100 Glendale Ave., 6 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker: Ed Byers, recipient of the Medal of Honor. Tickets: $50 each. Proper attire, please. Benefits to help build the Military Memorial Pathway in 3900 block of Summit St. For tickets or donations contact: Nick Haupricht, Remembrance Inc., 419-270-2655 or email Hauprichtn@gmail.com.

    Beverly Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Nov. 6. Presentation by Abby Arnold, commissioner of the Toledo Department of Public Utilities, regarding Engage Toledo (citizen-focused city service request). Bring a canned good to the meeting as a donation to the Feed Your Neighbor Program which benefits the Providence Center.

    East Toledo Senior Center Breakfast honoring local veterans at the Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., 7-10 a.m. Nov. 10. Menu: pancakes, omelets to order, sausage links, juice, and coffee. Free for all veterans and $5 per person for all others. Details: 419-691-2254.


    Euchre Tournament at the VFW Post 9963 by Men’s Auxiliary, 109 N. Main St., 1 p.m. until finish, Saturday. Fee $10, includes lunch. Cash prizes for first, second, and third place, and fourth wins free entry to the next tournament. Details: 419-666-0367.


    Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.: Spooktacular Spiders, all ages, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. Poetry Speaks (adults), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Waterville Advisory Group for Teens (teens grades 5-12) 4-5 p.m. Thursday, your voice is needed to help plan teen programs. Minecraft meetup (children), 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Gaming (grades 5-12), 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 6. 3D Printing and Tinkercard (grades 4-12), 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 6, learn how to use a 3D printer. Register at: 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.


    Chicken Pie Supper and Bake Sale at Wauseon First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 129 E. Elm St., bake sale 4:30 p.m., supper 5-7 p.m. (carry-out available from 4:30 p.m. until sold out) Nov. 8. Details: 419-335-4557.


    Village of Whitehouse Enrichment class, Halloween Moonlight Hike (adults) meet at the Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 6:30-8 p.m. Monday. Halloween folklore and related night-time natural phenomena. Register, 419-877-5383.

    Chili will be the main attraction at an event designed to benefit veterans Nov. 11 at The Stables in Whitehouse.
    Chili will be the main attraction at an event designed to benefit veterans Nov. 11 at The Stables in Whitehouse.

    Chili Cook-Off and Craft Beer Tasting to support our veterans at the Stables, 11781 Obee Rd., 5:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Celebrity judges, 50/​50 raffle, local brewers, live music, prizes, restaurant and homemade chilis. To register: wizathon.com/​hooves-chili-cook-off. Only advance tickets: $25. For details: email info@hooves.us; or 419-930-7936. Attendees must be 21 years or older. Benefits HOOVES, partner with rescue horses through transformational retreats and help veterans return to the life they fought to protect. To learn more visit hooves.us.

    Whitehouse Library programs, 10651 Waterville St.: BookNuts will meet at the Route 64 Pub and Grub, 1 p.m. Nov. 13, this month’s book is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne; details: 419-877-9088 or email whouselibrary@gmail.com.


    Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.: Storytime 7 p.m. Mondays, stories and a craft. Lego Club, kindergarten to grade 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday and Dec. 2.

    Support groups

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

    ● 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 foodaddicts.org.

    ● 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 palgroup.org.

    ● 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.

    GriefShare Support group at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, 6 p.m. each Tuesday of the month. Class is free (small fee for workbook) and open to the public. Information: 419-893-0223 or www.griefshare.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.

    ● Nar-Anon 12-Step Program for families and friends of addicts at these locations: 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.

     Family Caregiver Classes at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd., Swanton. 5:30 p.m. every last Wednesday of each month; next class will be Nov. 22. Receive a planning kit to help handle the responsibilities. Free memory screenings Nov. 15, 2 to 4 p.m., by appointment only. Information: Chris Cremean, 419-825-1145 or email 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.

    ● 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.