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    A commemoration to mark the 220th anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers in Maumee. Fallen Timbers Battlefield hosts a number of upcoming programs.

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    Georgio's on Superior Street hosts the Moses Fleetwood Walker Society Hall of Fame Baseball Dinner Nov. 16.

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Secor Metropark programs: 10001 W. Central Ave.; Talking Turkey Geocache, 1 p.m. Sunday, a GPS-led scavenger hunt through the park, learn about wild turkeys, and a GPS provided, cost $6. Reservations: 419-407-9701.

Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University event: 1001 E. Wooster St.; International Film Series in Hanna Hall presents The Salesman (2016) by Asghar Farhadi, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, free.

Siberian Solstice, a Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tribute concert at Christ’s Church, 14455 Campbell Hill Rd., 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Eight members’ re-creation of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s greatest hits and includes a narrated story “The Angel’s Gift.” Free. Visit or call: or 419-354-1176 or


Birchard Public Library program: 423 Croghan St.; Crochet Connection, 6:30-8 p.m. Pick of the Litter Book Discussion Group 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday, The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve. No registration needed, all are welcome.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Book and Munch Bunch: Chapter Books for grades 4-7, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; Cookbook Club, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, this month’s cookbook is Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook, bring your dish with copy of recipe. Register, 419-637-2173.

Grand Rapids

Providence Metropark program: 13200 S. River Rd. (Historic Area) or 13827 S. River Rd. (Dam Area); Holiday Open House at the Isaac Ludwig Mill, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, children’s activities include candle dipping, cookie making on a wood cook stove, and ornament making. Free.


Maumee Senior Center will be offering breakfast to seniors at 2430 S. Detroit Ave., 8-10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays starting Monday 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 or stop by the center.


A commemoration to mark the 220th anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers in Maumee. Fallen Timbers Battlefield hosts a number of upcoming programs.

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Fallen Timbers Battlefield programs: U.S. 23/​I-475 and U.S. 24 (Anthony Wayne Trail), parking at visitor center 4949 Jerome Rd.; Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, get outside and get moving, take in the beauty of Fall, interpreter will lead a moderately paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail, estimate 35-45 minutes. The Battle of Fallen Timbers (all ages) 11 a.m. Sunday, learn the history, details, and consequences of the battle, cost $2. Register: 419-407-9701.

Maumee Garden Club Fall Forum at the Maumee Public Library, 501 River Rd., 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 14. Conversation and panel discussion with local horticulture and leaders. Free and open to the public. For details and to register: https://​​o/​maumee-garden-club-15246727194.


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

Art/​Memorabilia Live Auction Fund-raiser at Monroe Bank and Trust Headquarters, 4th floor Community Room, 10 Washington St., Monroe, registration/​preview 6:30 p.m., live auction 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $20 each and includes hors d’oeuvres, 1 complimentary drink ticket, cash bar, dessert and coffee intermission, and a ticket for a drawing. An adult event. Business casual attire. See types of items available for auction visit 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. Saturday. 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. Saturday, cover charge $10. Details/​donations: Ann Arbor, 734-663-1202 or Ypsilanti, 734-221-3961. Benefits go toward medical bills for George Davidson (musician).


Scrap metal drive hosted by the Napoleon Civic Center and Zack’s Recycling of Napoleon at the center’s Backlot parking lot, 303 W. Main St., Monday through Saturday. A trailer will be in the lot. All scrap metal (at least 70 percent metal) and aluminum cans proceeds will go towards the Napoleon Civic Center renovation project. Questions on recycling/​times, 419-592-4791 or Donations/​details: 844-622-2787, extension 701 or


Maumee Bay Country Quilt meeting at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., 6 p.m. Tuesday. 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).


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 Thursday. 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.

Pearson Metropark program: 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rt. 2; Preschool Pioneers: Thankful for Thanksgiving (ages 3-5), 10 a.m. Friday, meet at the little cabin, learn how the black swamp pioneers celebrated Thanksgiving, hear a story about the Thanksgiving holiday, and make a craft, cost $6. Please register child only. Register, 419-407-9701.

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

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.


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

Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Write-ins for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), 2-4 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 19, work on your writing, writing prompts, coffee, and places to sit and write, details; Frosting and Fondant class with Wendy Bach, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, learn how to level, tort, fill, and frost a cake, then cover with fondant, cost $10. Border Battle (Ohio and Michigan) before the big game presented by Bruce Way, of the University of Toledo, 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Details/​Registration: Questions: 419-874-3135, extension 119.

Book Release — Now Hear This! Perrysburg Veterans in War and Peace by Richard Baranowski, Local History Librarian at the Way Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be a short program with guest speakers including, Bob Romaker, World War II Marine and veteran of the historic Battle of Iwo Jima. Book is available for purchase for $27. Refreshments provided. Details: or 419-874-3135, extension 119.

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 Proceeds to a general scholarship fund and the Hirzel Scholarship fund at Penta.

Blood Drive at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15. Appointments can be made online at and enter sponsor code WAYLIBRARY or call 800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors must be 17 years or older, at least 110 pounds, and in good health.


Rossford Public Library program: 720 Dixie Hwy.; “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. Thursday, a history of the highest decoration in the United States Military. Register, 419-666-0924.


Sylvania Women’s Connection West “Holiday Shopping Extravaganza” all ladies are invited to this luncheon and fundraiser at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. Friday. Various vendors with unique gifts and a chance to win vendor donated prizes. Speaker: Diane Miller, of Warsaw, Indiana, her message “Extreme Freedom from Extreme Busyness”. Cost: $13. Reservations suggested by calling Julie, 419-466-9701 or email at

The Toledo Area Genealogical Society meeting at the Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Speaker: Donna Christian, on Tiedtkes.


Beverly Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Monday. 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.

Birmingham Branch Library program: 203 Paine Ave.; A Latte iPad Fun (teens/​tweens), 4 p.m. Monday, DIY coffee drink and test out an iPad; Make-It Mini Golf (school age children) 4 p.m. Friday, use cardboard, obstacles, and props, then play a quick game of golf. Details: 419-259-5210.

Fellowship craft fair and bake sale at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St., during polling hours from 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday (during polling hours). Proceeds to Feed Your Neighbor, Personal Needs Ministry, Hurricane Relief, and other church projects.

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

Wildwood Metropark program: 5100 W. Central Ave.; Cycle Circle: Glow Roll, 5 Miles, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, all skill levels and bring your bike, helmet (required), wear reflective gear and/​or lights, bugspray, and bring a water bottle. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Register: 419-407-9701.

Friends of the Toledo Lucas county Public Library Book Sale at Reynolds Corner Shopping Center, Reynolds Rd. at Dorr St., 4-7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Bag sale $7/​bag on Saturday. Books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and records.

East Toledo Senior Center Breakfast honoring local veterans at the Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., 7-10 a.m. Friday. 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.

The Toledo Colony, Society of Mayflower Descendants in Ohio meeting at Swan Creek Retirement Village, 5916 Cresthaven Lane, fellowship 11:30 a.m., Thanksgiving meal at noon Saturday. Cost for meal: $15. Reservations: Jeffrey, or 906-440-5088.

Feather party and chicken paprikas dinner at St. Stephen Catholic Church, in School Hall on Consaul St., 1 p.m. Sunday. Great food, good times, and raffles. Tickets: $13/​adults; $11/​seniors; $7/​kids age 6-12; and free for kids under age 5. Tickets can be purchased at Epiphany of the Lord Parish office, 729 White St. or call 419-698-1519.

The Glass City Toastmasters Club meeting will be at the United Way building, 424 Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Learn how to improve your communication and leadership skills. All are invited. Free. Details: or 812-568-9109.


Georgio's on Superior Street hosts the Moses Fleetwood Walker Society Hall of Fame Baseball Dinner Nov. 16.

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The Moses Fleetwood Walker Society Hall of Fame Baseball Dinner at Georgio’s, 426 N. Superior St., 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Speaker and sports memorabilia auction. Send your dinner checks for $30 payable to Georgio’s and dues check for $35 payable to this society and send both to: Richard Hasbrook, 405 Madison Ave., Suite 1000, Toledo, Ohio 43604. Donations accepted for the sports memorabilia auction. Walk-ups welcome. Benefits for equipment and baseball camp opportunities with the Mud Hens for inner-city youth baseball kids through the Boys and Girls Club and Police Athletic League.

Turkey Dinner and Bazaar at Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. at Plymouth St., 4-6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets: $9/​adults, $8/​senior citizens, $3/​children 5-11, and free for children under 5. Details: 419-691-5675.

2018 Gospel Extravaganza “Every Praise Is To Our God!” is a chance for young people to express themselves in music, song, poetry, or dance and will be held at Warren AME Church, 915 Collingwood Blvd. on Jan. 27. If interested in participating contact, Ms. Jelks, 419-967-1414 or Mr. Faulkner, 419-377-0115.


Waterville Branch Library programs: Gaming (grades 5-12), 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday; 3D Printing and Tinkercard (grades 4-12), 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, learn how to use a 3D printer. Register at: 419-878-3055 or


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) Wednesday. Details: 419-335-4557.


Chili cook-off and craft beer tasting to support our Veterans at the Stables, 11781 Obee Rd., chili cook-off 5:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday. Celebrity judges, 50/​50 raffle, local brewers, live music, prizes, restaurant and homemade chilis. To register your chili:​hooves-chili-cook-off. Advance tickets only: $25. For details: email; 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,

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 Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne; Details: 419-877-9088 or email

Oak Openings Preserve program: 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Veteran’s Day Hike (adults), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, dunes to woodlands, lakes to riversides, 11 mile hike in honor of 11-11 will pass through some of the lesser known areas of our largest Metropark. Bring a daypack with your lunch, water bottle and snacks. Register, 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library programs: 101 E. Main St.; Wednesday Book Club 7 p.m. Wednesday, book will be The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe, copies available at desk; Kidz Book Club grades 1-4, 6:15 p.m. Nov. 13, share a book you recently read, crafts, and snacks. Register: 419-849-2744.

Support groups

Sjogrens’ Support group at ProMedica Flower Hospital’s Conference Building, noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, 5200 Harroun Rd. Sylvania. 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, 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

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

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

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