● Bowling Green State University events: 1001 E. Wooster St.; Prout Reading Series presents poet Kazim Ali in the Prout Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Sunday Matinee Series presents Orphans of the Storm, 3 p.m. Sunday, directed by D.W. Griffith with Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, and Monte Blue in the Gish Film Theater. Tuesdays at the Gish (Theater in Hanna Hall) in celebration of Women’s History Month with screening of Certain Women, directed by Kelly Reichardt, 7:30 p.m. March 20. All events are free.
● Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; Teen book Club grades 7-12, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, pick up copy of Ms. Marvel at youth desk, then meet to discuss. Third Thursday Movie Club 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 2016 mystery/adventure film. LEGO Challenge grades kindergarten-6, 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday. Crochet Connection all levels 6:30-8 p.m. March 20, bring your own hooks and yarn. Computer Basics 1 (adults), 6:30-8 p.m. March 21, learn nuts and bolts of computers, register by calling library, extension 216. Register/details: 419-334-7101, extension 209.
● Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; Cookbook Club 6:30 p.m. Monday, this month’s cookbook The Ultimate Beef, Chicken and Pork Cookbook by Taste of Home, bring copy of recipe along with your dish. Basketball Mania for Teens! grades 7-12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, bracket contest with trivia and snacks. Book and Snack Pack grades 1-4, 3:30 p.m. March 21, Glow by W.H. Beck. Register, 419-637-2173.
Grand Rapids, Ohio
● Providence Metropark program, 13200 S. River Rd. (Historic Area); St. Patrick’s Hike and Treasure Hunt (parking lot),1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, fee $3. Register, 419-407-9701.
● The Toledo Symphony Youth Quartet to perform ‘Borderless’ at First Presbyterian Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., 7 p.m. Saturday. Featuring classical, pop, and other styles from around the world. Tickets: $10/adults and free for students 18 and under. For details: firstpresmaumee.org.
● St. Patty’s Day Dinner and Dance at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner 5 p.m., dance 6 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will have a choice of a traditional Jigg’s dinner or a baked ham dinner. Entertainment by Michael Gurtzweiler, line dance instructor. Tickets: $8.50/per person; $80 for a reserved table of 8. Carry-out also available and must be purchased in advance. For tickets/details: 893-1994 or email@example.com.
● Fallen Timbers Battlefield programs, U.S. 23/I-475 and U.S. 24 (Anthony Wayne Trail), parking at visitor center, 4949 Jerome Rd.; Adult Learning Series: A Hooting Good Time! at Visitor Center, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, free. Volunteer Training: Fallen Timbers Battlefield Park Highlights in parking lot, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, free. Register: 419-407-9701.
● Monroe Senior Citizens Center programs, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe; Educational talk with Jim DeVries, retired history professor, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, topic “Big Labor: How to Talk and Think About Work and a Living Wage.” Complimentary manicures offered from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday by MagnumCare of Monroe, stop by at the center. Details, 734-241-0404.
● St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and music featuring the Byron ‘Legacy’ Show at the Monroe Senior Citizens Center, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, dinner 5:15 p.m., show 6 p.m. Friday. Enjoy a variety show with a Las Vegas style performance. Menu: Corned beef and cabbage or baked salmon with wild rice. Tickets: $20 for members and nonmembers. Tickets: 734-241-0404.
● Whiteford Music Department and Whiteford Music Boosters presents ‘Seussical’ musical at the Whiteford Agricultural High School, 6655 Consear Rd., Ottawa Lake, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: general admission $12/adults; $8/students/senior citizens; platinum $20; premium $17; bleacher seats (limited) $5. Tickets/questions: 616-745-5907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Bedford Art Club meeting at Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, 6:30 p.m. March 20. Following the meeting there will be a demonstration by Toledo artist, Kati Kleimola, who works in acrylic, floral bouquets, and landscapes. Her work is shown at the River Centre Gallery in Sylvania. Free and open to the public. Information: 419-693-0696.
● Pasta For Pooches Spaghetti dinner/event at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 5790 W. Temperance Rd., Ottawa Lake, dinner 4-6:30 p.m. event 4-7 p.m. March 24. Raffle, cake walk, and silent auction. Cost: $10/adults and $5/children under 10 years. Gluten free options available. Benefits Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence a program of the Ability Center.
● Visit the Easter Bunny at the Armory and Events Center, 127 E. Clinton St., noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Face painting, games, story time (1 p.m.), and interaction time with the Easter Bunny. Cost $5 per child and includes a digital download of their photo with the Easter Bunny. Additional photos are $2 each. Also, at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday the Easter Bunny will also host Tea with the Easter Bunny, cost $8 per child and $5 per adult and includes tea, snack, story, and photo with the Easter Bunny and child, reservations required for the tea event. Tickets/details: 844-622-2787/napoleonciviccenter.org.
● Winter Concert Series fund-raiser for the Napoleon Civic Center at Eddie J’s Grille, 619 N. Perry St., 7 p.m. Sunday. Performance by the Megan Badenhop and the cast of Napoleon High School’s production of Anything Goes. Concerts are free, however, donations are accepted. All donations received benefit the Napoleon Civic Center remodeling and restoration project.
● Oregon Senior Center events: 4350 Navarre Ave.; Craft classes with Dina, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, all materials provided for Oregon residents, $5 for non-residents. St. Patrick’s Jiggs dinner 4:30 p.m. Thursday, cost $10 per member and $14 per nonmember and prepayment is required. Questions: 419-698-7078.
● Easter Bunny Photo Session for Andy’s Army Canine Cancer Awareness Project at the Gladieux Home Center, 5120 Navarre Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Holiday Hare will make a special appearance. Pets, kids, and families are invited to get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny, cost $10 for each 4 by 6-inch framed photo. There will also be a T-shirt logo contest through April 1 for students in grades 1-8. Entries should reflect a facet of dog wellness, such as exercise, dental health, grooming, and regular check-ups with vets. For details on the logo contest, andys-army.org. Submit logo entry to sue@andy’s-army.org. Photo event proceeds to canine cancer research.
● VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Drive, 2 p.m. Sundays. Details, 419-725-9916.
Upcoming events at the Way Public Library in Perrysburg include an Easter Cupcake class, the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, and a screening of the film 'Battle of the Sexes.'
● PRIZM ‘No Mic Night Reunion’ at the Gathering Volumes Bookstore, 196 E. South Boundary St., 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Host is Denise from the bookstore, sharing her vision of supporting the local literary community. Peer review, useful feedback, and tips for getting published in an informal atmosphere. Free and open to the public. For details 419-931-8732 or visit MyPrizm.com.
● Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner and silent auction at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., 5-8 March 25. Good food, fun, and a good cause. Enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar. Cost: $35 and must be purchased in advance by Friday at humaneohio.org/spaygehetti or mailing check to Humane Ohio, with full names of each attendee, 3131 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43613. Questions: 419-266-5607, extension 111. Benefits homeless cats and dogs.
● Lucas County Retired Teachers luncheon at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, at noon March 21. Speaker: Kristi Leigh, WTOL news team and from Maumee. Collecting donations of shampoo/conditioner, baby wash/powder/lotion/diapers, feminine-hygiene products, and makeup for the Aurora House. Entree choices: 1. Chicken Marsala; 2. Meat lasagna; 3. Vegetable lasagna, cost $19. Payment made to LCRTA with lunch choice by Tuesday: Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury Drive, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.
● Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Easter Cupcake class 10 a.m.-noon Monday or March 22, taught by Wendy Bach, supplies provided, register early, class space limited. Show Me the Movie screening Battle of the Sexes, 2 p.m. Tuesday, adults only, first come/first seated. Reel Opinions presents the episode of the American Experience: Triangle Fire at 2 p.m. Thursday. Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) for people with diabetes or prediabetes, 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays from March 20 to April 24. Intro to Hoopla, 6 p.m. March 21, learn an easy, free, and convenient way to instantly borrow digital content with your library card. Details: 419-874-3135, extension 119 or waylibrary.info.
● The TOPICS Camera Club monthly meeting at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Wednesday. General public is welcome. Visit website for further information, TOPICSCameraClub.com.
● 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.
● Rossford Public Library programs: 720 Dixie Hwy.; Reading Therapy Dogs (registration is open) 15-minute sessions between 6:45-7:30 p.m. this Thursday, March 22, and 29. Spring Storytime for 1-3 year olds 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Wednesdays, March 13-April 4. Storytime for 4-6 year olds 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 14-April 4. Register, 419-666-0924.
● Toledo’s Glass City Steel presents Steel Drum Smash from Toledo School for the Arts at Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. Island sounds that make you feel like you’re on the beach. Performances include the Bowling State University Steel Band, TSA’s Glass City Steel and the Glass City Steel Beginner Band, with individual and mass band performances. Tickets: $6 and are available at the Toledo School for the Arts’ box office 419-246-8732 extension 226 and online at ts4arts.org.
● East Toledo Senior Activities Center events, 1001 White St.; Dream Travelers, see the world through food and photos 10:45 a.m. March 19, destination will be Greenland, register by Thursday. Super Euchre Tournament, lunch 11:45 a.m., play 12:30 p.m. on March 26 and 27, cost $7 per person and includes lunch, register no later than March 19. For details and to register, 419-691-2254.
● Toledo Sail and Power Squadron Boating Course taught by Captain Chris Hoover, of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority 1 Maritime Plaza/Water St., 6:30-9 p.m. this Tuesday and Thursday, and March 20 and 22. Learn fundamentals of safe boating, navigation rules, aids to navigation, trailer boating, and other topics. Completion qualifies for state certification. Cost: $10 per person and $30 for textbook. Register by calling Nelson Evans, 419-874-8911 or email@example.com.
● Birmingham Branch Library programs: 203 Paine Ave.; Survival Skills for school aged children and teens at 4 p.m. Tuesday, learn some survival tips and tricks. Keep Calm and Shamrock On for school aged children and teens, 4 p.m. Friday, show off your artistic skills and create a lucky shamrock. Details: 419-259-5210.
● Mobile Meals Chili Cook Off at the Stranahan Great Hall, noon-4 p.m. March 24. Come taste a variety of chili recipes, music by a DJ, face painting, and concessions. For details, 419-255-7806.
● Wildwood Metropark programs, 5100 W. Central Ave.; Safety! Don’t Leave Shore Without It: Paddlers Safety Class, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, topics include equipment, navigation, wind effects, and water/waves on paddlers, local paddling locations for different skill levels, and DIY ideas for safety gear for kayaks and canoes. Behind the Scenes of Stranleigh in the Manor House 6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, fee $10 for each day. I Spy, Mansion Style for all ages 1 p.m. Sunday, search for objects hidden in plain sight in the Manor House, free. Register: 419-407-9701.
● Toledo Polish Genealogical Society presentation at St. Michael’s School, 420 Sandusky St., 10 a.m. Saturday. Irene Martin, Preservation and Reference Librarian of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library will speak on immigration, Ellis Island, and Castle Garden. Public welcome. Visit: tpgs02.org.
● The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community to All That Glitters Gala, Wine/Bourbon Tasting, and Art Auction at the Nazareth Hall, 21211 W. River Rd., Grand Rapids, Ohio, 5:30 p.m. April 7. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, dinner, live and silent auctions with Beth Rose, of Rose Auction Group, and dance music by DJ Jason. Tickets: $60 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and wine or bourbon tasting stations. Must be 21 years or older. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 28, no ticket sales at the door. For tickets contact the chamber, 419-878-5188 or watervillechamber.com. A portion of proceeds to benefit the local Veterans Memorial Park, Whitehouse, Ohio.
● Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.; Pokemon Trading card event for grades kindergarten-8, 10-11 a.m. Saturday. The Renaissance and Reformation Through Art by Al Geha, for adults, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. OTAKU Anime Club for grades 6-12, 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Register at: 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.
● Whitehouse Library programs, 10651 Waterville St.; BookNuts at Route 64 Pub and Grub, 1 p.m. Monday, The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan. March Madness Sale through entire month of March during library hours, featuring reduced prices on used books, videos, and magazines. Register and/or details: 419-877-9088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Oak Openings Preserve programs: 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Travel Circle-Hiking in Mexico’s Copper Canyon in the Lodge, 2:15 p.m. (optional walk/cross-country ski at 1 p.m.) Saturday presented by Larry Lindsay. Archery-Volunteer Training 1 p.m. March 20, no previous archery experience preferred, tie back hair, don’t wear scarves, jewelry, or anything else that may get in the way of shooting. Register, 419-407-9701.
● Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Kidz Book Club grades 1-4, 6:15 p.m. Monday, share a book you’ve recently read, crafts, and snacks. Bunny Crafts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Register: 419-849-2744.
● Olney/Northwood High School Reunion 1940-1969 at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center, 1460 Woodville Rd., Millbury, Ohio, Sept. 15. For details see website: olneynorthwood.weebly.com.
● 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.
● The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County and the Compassionate Friends of Northwest Ohio (supporting families after a child dies) host a regional conference at Maumee Bay State Park Conference Center, 1750 State Park Rd. #2, Oregon, 4:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Conference includes speakers, workshops, sharing sessions, a walk to remember, candle-lighting ceremony, and fellowship with other bereaved families. Cost: $125. For details/register: Roseann Hickman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-308-4690 or Maryellen Schmidt, email@example.com or 419-377-6826.
● 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
● GriefShare at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., dinner provided at 6 p.m., program 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Community members who have experienced the death of someone close are invited to attend this 13-week GriefShare program. This nondenominational group features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Small group discussion. Call church, 419-893-0223 or visit griefshare.org.
● 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: 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.
● Shakin’ Not Stirred’s Monroe County and Contiguous Areas Parkinson’s at Monroe Charter Township in the Nature Center, 4925 E. Dunbar Rd., Monroe, 6:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of each month. For individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones. Learn the latest about this disease and how to cope with daily challenges. Details: Jennifer Traver, 734-497-5683 (call or text) or email at email@example.com.
● 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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