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Secor Metropark programs, 10001 W. Central Ave.: Get to Know Your Trails, 1 p.m. Saturday; explore the trails with a park naturalist. Dress for weather. Registration required. Click with Winter Walk, 10:30 a.m. Sunday; capture the stark beauty of nature with a camera. Bring your camera and an SD Card. There will be a limited number of cameras available. No registration needed. Reservations: 419-407-9701.

Bowling Green

The Wood County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society meeting at the Wood County District Public Library Meeting Room, 251 N. Main St., 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Program: “How Do I Publish My Research and Find a Publisher?” by Theresa Smith. Public is welcome.


Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.: Teen Book Club grades 7-12, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday. Crochet Connection, all welcome, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday; bring your own hooks and yarn. Third Thursday Movie Club, 1:30 p.m. Thursday with the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski saving Jews in World War II; snacks provided. Adult coloring, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Jan. 22, all supplies provided. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: Book/​Snack Pack, grades 1-4, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, chapter book, Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman. Book Bears, early readers 10:15 a.m. Thursday with Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli. Register, 419-637-2173.


Side Cut Metropark program, 1025 W. River Rd.: Winter Waterfowl Along the Maumee, 10 a.m. Saturday; search for waterfowl, migrating and native birds (and other wildlife), interpreting their winter behaviors. Register, 419-407-9701.

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 Movie Presentation at Visitor’s Center, 2 p.m. Sunday, screening the 1999 film The Battle of Fallen Timbers. Free.


Napoleon Civic Center fund-raising events: Outrageous Bar Crawl/​Scavenger Hunt at the American Legion Annex, 500 Glenwood Ave., 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Teams of 4-6, cost $10 per person. Winter Concert Series at Eddie J’s Grille, 619 N. Perry St., 7 p.m. Sunday, with performance by JoJo Beagle featuring Sebastian Briseno and Jaran Baughey (free, donations accepted). All donations received benefit the Napoleon Civic Center remodeling and restoration project. Tickets and details:


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


Way Public Library in Perrysburg will host several upcoming programs.

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Heartsaver CPR and AED Certification class at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25. Conducted by the Perrysburg fire CPR Training Center, cost $40/​includes a card for certification. For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory, or other requirements. Register: library, 419-874-3135 ext. 119 or Amy Vasko from the fire division, 419-872-8027 or email

Way Public Library program, 101 E. Indiana Ave.: Gum Paste Flower Class with Wendy Bach, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, cost $8; intermediate level class for adults only, all supplies provided. Reel Opinions presents “Encore! The Valentine Theatre Story” 2 p.m. Thursday. Screening of Stanley Ka Dabba, a comedic drama set in Mumbai, India, 7 p.m. Friday, adults only. Intro to Android Devices, 2 p.m. Jan. 22. Good Grief of Northwest Ohio presented by Dorothy Mockensturm, 7 p.m. Jan. 22, explains program model and the importance of support for grieving children/​caregivers; Details/​registration: 419-874-3135, ext. 119 or

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.


NorthWest Ohio River Runners kayaking group meeting at Wildwood Metroparks’ Hall Building, 5100 W. Central Ave., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Presentation by Charlie Johnson, the boat building program at Sofia Quintero Center. Tickets available at the door, proceeds to the Sofia Quintero Center boat program. Details:

Toledo Polish Genealogical Society presentation at St. Michael’s School, 420 Sandusky St., 10 a.m. Saturday. Slide show of Poland trip with Kevin Kwiatkowski. Public welcome.

The Northwest Ohio Writer’s Club forum meeting at King Branch Library, 3900 King Rd., 10 a.m.- noon Saturday. Members will critique your story and help you along. Free.

Dream Travelers, see the world through food and photos at the East Toledo Senior Center, Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., 10:45 a.m. Jan. 22. Lunch theme and destination is Yellowstone National Park. Reservations by Jan. 18, 419-691-2254.

2018 Gospel Extravaganza “Every Praise Is To Our God!” at Warren AME Church, 915 Collingwood Blvd. 4 p.m. Jan. 27. Music, song, poetry, and dance. Performing are the University of Toledo Gospel Choir and Positive Force Christian School of Dance. If interested in performing contact Ms. Jelks, 419-967-1414 or Mr. Faulkner, 419-377-0115. Questions: 419-243-2237.

Wildwood Metropark programs, 5100 W. Central Ave.: Art after Dark: Snowscapes, 5 p.m. Thursday; create your own snowscape masterpiece, supplies included, cost $9. Behind the Scenes of Stranleigh, 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Reservations: 419-407-9701.

The Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society (TAARS) meeting in the Manor House, Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Speaker: Ken Mohney, professor of Sociology/​Anthropology at Monroe Community College, Monroe Michigan. Topic: A review of mounds and mound building in eastern North America. Refreshments. Free. Information: Kathi, 419-893-4213 or

Toledo Botanical Garden Park program, 5403 Elmer Dr.: Adult Learning Series: In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River in the Terrace Room located at the Conference Center, 2 p.m. Sunday, author Ryan Schnurr, an Indiana native, will discuss his book, focus on the problems facing the Maumee River and Lake Erie — pollution, algae blooms, and more. Free. Details: 419-407-9700.


Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.: Homeschooling Book Bunch (ages 8-12), 2-3 p.m. Wednesday. Pokemon Trading Card Event (grades kindergarten to 8), 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Screening Sorry, Wrong Number (adults), 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Northwest Indian War and Fallen Timbers presentation (adults), 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. OTAKU Anime Club (grades 6-12), 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Register at 419-878-3055 or


Oak Openings Preserve program, 5402 Wilkins Rd.: Travel Circle in the Lodge, Rambling Around Manhattan, Staten Island, and Brooklyn by Tom Garey, 2:15 p.m. Saturday, (optional walk/​cross-country ski at 1 p.m.). Register, 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.: Storytimes, 7 p.m. Mondays. Crochet and More, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24; bring current project, lessons available. Register: 419-849-2744.

Support groups

Free Memory Screenings at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd., Swanton, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 24. By appointment only. Contact: Mr. Chris Cremean, 419-825-1145.

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 each month. Information: 419-865-0659 or 419-754-1277.

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 each month. Details: Roger, 419-346-2753 or Ernie 419-344-9830.

● 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

Parents and guardians of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) support group at Double ARC, 5800 Monroe St., Building F-5, Sylvania, from 7-8 p.m. every second Tuesday of each month. You also have the option to join the meeting online from your devices, or with a phone call. To sign up and more information:​parent-support-group.

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

● 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.

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