● Prout Reading Series with writer, Jill Grunenwald at Bowling Green State University’s Prout Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Ms. Grunenwald is a healthy-living blogger and most recently had her memoir Running with a Police Escort published. Free.
● AARP Free Tax Preparation program for those 60 years and older offered at these locations: Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main St., 419-353-5661; Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, 419-874-3135; Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave., Toledo, 419-259-5370; and Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane, Toledo, 419-259-5330. Appointments begin February to middle of April.
Schedel Arboretum and Gardens in Elmore will host a tasting of beers and Super Bowl-themed appetizers Thursday.
● Super Bowl Tasting at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Beer tastings and Super Bowl themed appetizers. Cost: $30/person. Advanced registration required by 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 419-862-3182 or schedel-gardens.org.
● American girl Victorian Valentine Tea at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 10. For children ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. Highlight will be time period of American Girl, Samantha. Guests are encouraged to bring a doll and come dressed for a tea party. Make Victorian-era crafts and valentines. Pre-registration required. Cost: $30/nonmembers and $25/members. Reservatons, 419-423-4433.
● Birchard Public Library programs: 423 Croghan St.; Family storytimes 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Homeschooler’s Book Club grades 7-12, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, bring a recently read book to share; Documentary Film Club 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday with a showing of a documentary that follows Buck Brannaman’s life; Crafts for Grownups: Thrilling Paper Quilling 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 5, quilled snowflake; Teen Book Club grades 7-12, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 6, pick up a copy of The Giver by Lois Lowry, then meet to discuss the book. Register/details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.
● Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Adult Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance; Poetry for Homeschool Students 11 a.m. Thursday, all levels; Music Makers for preschoolers 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5, music, stories, songs, and a craft. Register, 419-637-2173.
● Project iAm presents Acoustics For Autism at the Village Idiot and surrounding area, 309 Conant St., noon-2 a.m. March 4. Music performances by Arctic Clam, Dave Carpenter, Last Born sons, Kyle White, Noisy Neighbors, Barile and May, Joe Woods, Distant Cousinz, Amelia Airharts, Jeff Stewart, Captin Sweet Shoes, Not Fast Enuff, and many more. Details: acousticsforautism.com or 419-514-9817.
● Maumee Senior Center events/programs: 2430 S. Detroit Ave.: The center offers fitness and a variety of other classes including Tai Chi, Drumming/Zumba, Chair Yoga, lite Jazzercise, line dancing, and more. For details: Mary Beth Danford, 419-893-1994, maumeeseniorcenter.com, or stop by the center.
● Tecumseh District Library used book sale, 215 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Many used books, audio books, DVDs, and a large collection of children’s books. Fund-raiser is hosted by the Friends of the Tecumseh District Library for special programs and library improvements. If you would like to donate used books, please leave at library’s front desk.
● Whitmer High School Alumni meeting at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7. For restaurant location (southeast Michigan or northwest Ohio) contact: Alvin and Nancy (Ray) Striggow, 734-854-2558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
● The Whitmer Girls Class of 1950 will meet at Schoolhouse Lunchroom Commons, 8336 Monroe Rd., Lambertville, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8. Details: Nancy (Ray) Striggow, 734-854-2558 or 419-466-2494 or email email@example.com.
● Chicks and Chocolate fund-raiser at the Armory Arts and Events Center, 127 E. Clinton St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. Girls’ night out featuring wine, craft beers, tastings along with a wonderful chocolate buffet. Vendors for shopping, 50/50 raffle, and another raffle. Admission is $10 per person at the door. Benefits the Napoleon Civic Center project.
● Maumee Bay Country Quilt meeting at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., 6 p.m. Feb. 6. Featured speaker: Lisa Spalding, owner of the Quilt Foundry, Maumee. Visitors can attend, cost $10 (which can be applied toward membership fee of $35 if joining).
● Area Women are invited to “Be My Valentine” Toledo East Women’s Connection Luncheon and Program: Bayside, 2759 Seaman St., doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon Feb. 8. Special feature: Barb Weigel, Curtice, Ohio, Unique Paper Quilling and Beauty Behind Glass. Music: Jeanie Isles, of Toledo area. Speaker: Theresa Herr, of Sylvania “Victory Over Rejection”. Cost: $11.50. Reservations by Sunday: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.
● VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Drive, 2 p.m. Sundays. Details, 419-725-9916.
● Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Home Landscaping Guidelines in Perrysburg by Judy Hagen, 7 p.m. Monday. Details/Registration: 419-874-3135, ext. 119 or waylibrary.info.
● 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.
● Sylvania Franciscan Village Dinner and A Book Regina Hall Conference Room, 6832 Convent Blvd., 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Featured book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza. Cost: $10 includes dinner and book. Register: Elizabeth, 419-824-3515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Heart Restock Drive, help give local outreach pantries by donating personal care items from Monday through Feb. 8. Donation boxes are located at: Lourdes University Campus, Sylvania Schools, and select Sylvania businesses. Cash donations accepted. Contact: Sophia at email@example.com or 419-824-3533.
● Kent Branch Library program: 3101 Collingwood Blvd.; Urban Wildlife for teens 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, learn about wild animals that mostly come out at night and are seldom seen. Details: 419-259-5340.
● King Road Branch Library program: 3900 King Rd.; Baby Animals for preschoolers, 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, learn about baby animals that live in your neighborhood and how they adapt to survive and grow. Questions: 419-259-5380.
● Wildwood Metropark program: 5100 W. Central Ave.; Groundhog Day 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, learn whether spring is coming or we’ll have six more weeks of winter, then take part in crafts, stories, games, and a nature walk. Hot cocoa and cookies. Free with reservations: 419-407-9701.
● Toledo Botanical Garden Park programs: 5403 Elmer Dr.; Invasive Plants in the Landscape — Identification and Management 7 p.m. Monday, learn about plants and what you can do to help rid your landscape of invasive plants. Both are free. Register: 419-407-9700.
● Toledo Dental Society sponsors “Give Kids a Smile” program at three locations from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday: the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio, 2138 Madison Ave., appointments 419-241-6251; U.T.M.C. Dental Residency Program, Main Hospital 2nd floor Clinic 2-A, 3000 Arlington Ave., appointments 419-383-3504; and the Owens Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic, 2nd floor of Health Technology Hall (building with the big “O” sign at top), 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg appointments, 567-661-7294. Providing dental care for children up to and including age 18. Simple teeth cleanings, fillings, and tooth extractions. Still have appointment openings.
● St. Ursula Academy presents Peter Pan musical at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18/adults and $12/students and can be purchased at toledosua.org or the Valentine Theatre, 419-242-2787.
● St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Chili Cook-Off and silent auction in the Paris Hall, 2770 W. Central Ave. (between Cheltenham and Douglas roads), auction 5-6:40 p.m., chili tasting 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $7/adults and teens; $3 children; $15/family and includes chili, salad, and dessert. Beverages available for purchase. Cash or checks. Proceeds to Toledo and Northwest Ohio Cornucopia.
● Sanger Branch Friends of the Library Book sale, 3030 W. Central Ave., 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday.
● “Souper Bowl” Play-Off and Silent Auction at Pilgrim Church, 1375 W. Sylvania Ave., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Donation: $5 and $3 for children 12 and younger. Unlimited samples, 10-15 different kinds of soups, sides, beverages, and desserts included. Silent auction benefiting Pilgrim’s Outreach Missions Ministry. Details: 419-478-6012.
● Heart and Soul Celebrity Wait Night: Caring for our Community at Zia’s at the docks, 20 Main St., 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5. Cost: $35/person and prepaid, includes dinner, and dessert. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds to patient facility upgrades for the Wellness and Recovery and Education Programs at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital; and programs and services for members of the Thomas M. Wernert Center. Register at heartandsoultoledo.com (follow link) or contact, Abbey Riley, 419-764-4387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Beverly Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Feb. 5. Question and answer session with District 2 Toledo City Council, Matt Cherry. Submit your questions in advance online at: http://bit.ly/2qhzDMC. Bring a canned good to the meeting as a donation to the Feed Your Neighbor Program that benefits the Providence Center on Broadway and Western Ave.
● Euchre Tournament at the VFW Post 9963 by Men’s Auxiliary, 109 N. Main St., 1 p.m. sharp, Saturday. Fee $10, includes lunch. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and 4th wins free entry to next tournament. Details: 419-666-0367.
● Rotary Scholarship applications available by the Rotary Club of Waterville, for graduating students residing in the Anthony Wayne or Otsego school districts. Applications can be obtained at both school districts and at watervilleohiorotary.org or contact, David Myerholtz, 419-878-6906. Deadline is April 10.
● Waterville Branch Library programs: 800 Michigan Ave.; Waterville Advisory Group for Teens (grades 6-12), 4-5 p.m. Thursday; Splatters and Spills for ages 2-8, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, painting program; Waterville Library Book Discussion Group (adults) 7-8 p.m. Feb. 6; Investing Resources (adults) 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 7, learn more about your investments and investing. Register at: 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.
● Oak Openings Preserve program: 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Travel Adventures in the Lodge, 2:15 p.m. (at 1 p.m. optional walk/cross-country ski) Saturday, “How NOT to Hike the Appalachian Trail” by Paul Fuzinski.
● Woodville Public Library programs: 101 E. Main St.; Storytimes 7 p.m. Mondays; Wine Cork Keychains, 7 p.m. Wednesday, upcycle wine corks; LEGO Club grades kindergarten to 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, library supplies the Legos. Register: 419-849-2744.
● Jefferson Rule (1820-1902) Descendants 100th Reunion in the Poplar Shelter at Meadowbrook Park, 5430 W. Tiffin St., Bascom, Ohio, Aug. 12. If you are, or think you are, or know someone who may be related to the Rule family and for details contact: email@example.com.
● Sjogren’s Support Group meeting at ProMedica Flower Hospital, Conference Center Building, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, noon-2 p.m. Feb. 11. Speaker: Dr. Khader Mustafa, ProMedica’s newest Rheumatologist. Free. Reservations/information: 419-855-4082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
● 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.
● 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 Health 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 email@example.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.
● 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 meeting online from your devices, or with a phone call. To sign up and more information: www.doublearc.org/parent-support-group.
● 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.
● 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
● 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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