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Naturalists’ Camera Club of Toledo monthly meeting at the Secor Room-Secor Metroparks, 10001 W. Central Ave., home of the National Center for Nature Photograpy. Program: Alaska Trip by Don and Lynn Godfrey. Meeting open to the public. Information: 419-874-8964. 


Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.: Family storytimes, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Book Discussion Group, 7-8:15 p.m. Jan. 11, Skype with author Michelle Kuo, her book Reading With Patrick. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.

Harry Potter Day for teens hosted by the Birchard Public Library, 423 Croghan St., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. Grades 7-12. Crafts, games, trivia, a showing of The Sorcerer’s Stone, chocolate frog scavenger hunt, and pizza and snacks. Free. Must preregister at 419-334-7101, ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: Cookbook Club, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, this month is The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Dee Drummond, bring a copy of recipe and your dish. Register, 419-637-2173.


Friends of the Tecumseh District Library book sale, Tecumseh District Library’s lower level, 215 N. Ottawa St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Several used books, audio books, DVDs, and a large collection of children’s books. Benefits library improvements and programs. Used books are needed and can be left at the library’s front desk.


 ● Area women are invited to “Sacks Thrift Avenue” Toledo East Women’s Connection Luncheon and Program: Bayside, 2759 Seaman St., doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon Jan. 11. Special feature: Bargain shopping opportunity. Music: Bonnie Mohon. Speaker: Sandi Lemmon, of Toledo, “Confessions of A Workaholic.” Cost: $11.50. Reservations by Sunday: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.


The Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo meets Thursday in the Perrysburg Masonic Building.

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Fort Meigs History Book Club launched by Fort Meigs and the Way Library at Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd., with first meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 10. Moderated by Geoff Earnhart, fort director. January’s selection is In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Waleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. Copies available at the circulation desk. Details: 419-874-3135, ext. 119. 

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.


Oak Openings Preserve programs: 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Campfire Cooking: Chili? Warm Up! (ages 12 and older), White Oak area, 6-8 p.m. Friday, help prepare campfire chili, take a brisk winter hike, then warm up with a bowlful; bring a reusable bowl, silverware, and mug (for less waste), and dress for weather, fee $8. Maumee Valley Adventurers Travel Circle 2018: Scenic Byways and Villages of France by Judy Paffenberger, in the lodge, 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, free. Register, 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library programs: 101 E. Main St.; Storytimes, 7 p.m. Mondays; LEGO Club grades kindergarten to 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Kidz Book Club grades 1-4, 6:15 p.m. Jan. 8. Register: 419-849-2744.

Support groups

Nar-Anon 12-Step Program for families and friends of addicts 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

Frogtown Low-Vision Support Group at Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday. Reservations: Paul or Jan Rachow, 419-877-800 or ​

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

Caregivers’ Support group offered by the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter at Parkcliffe Community, 4226 Parkcliffe Lane, 1 p.m.the fourth Thursday of each 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. Information: 419-561-5433.

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