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Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University events, 1001 E. Wooster St.; International Film Series presents Goin’ to Chicago (1994 directed by George King) with introduction by Nicole Jackson in the Gish Film Theater (Hanna Hall), 7:30 p.m. Thursday and at 7:30 p.m. April 10 will be the Vocal student of Myra Merritt. Both are free.

Fremont

Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; Documentary Film Club 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, 1974 film celebrates MGM’s 50th anniversary with a musical collection of showstoppers. Teen Book Club (grades 7-12) 4-5 p.m. April 10, The Book Thief available at youth desk, read then meet to discuss. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, extension 209.

Gibsonburg

Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; Music Makers (preschoolers) 4:30 p.m. Monday. Poetry for Homeschool Students 11 a.m. Thursday, all levels of writing. Cookbook Club 6:30 p.m. April 9, April’s theme is vegetarian recipes, bring a copy of your recipe with your dish. Register, 419-637-2173.

Holland

Holland Branch Library program, 1032 S. McCord Rd.; Campfire Cooking (adults only), 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, trail cooking, sample some food. Details: 419-259-5240.

Maumee

Lucas County Retired Teachers Association luncheon at the Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., at noon April 12. Speaker: Mike Deetsch, of the Toledo Museum of Art. Charity will be East Toledo Family Center and are in need of paper towels, zip lock bags, craft supplies, and other related items. Entree choices: 1. Brandwine stuffed chicken with vegetable (gluten free); 2. Chef’s homemade meatloaf with vegetable; and 3. Pasta fresco Cavatappi (vegetarian). Reservations by Thursday, April 5. Send check to LCRTA for $19 and your lunch choice to: Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.

Fallen Timbers Battlefield programs, Visitor Center, 4949 Jerome Rd.; Forgotten Fortress: The Story of Fort Miamis 2 p.m. Sunday, hear the story of the Fort Miamis and its rediscovery through research and archaeology. A model of the Fort will be on display in the Visitors Center. Register: 419-407-9701.

Michigan

Used Book Sale hosted by the Tecumseh Friends of the Library at the Tecumseh District Library, Lower Level, 215 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Many used books, audio books, and DVDs. Donations of books are accepted, and can be dropped off at the library’s front desk. Benefits go to special programs and library improvements.

Blue Grass Jamboree at the Sons of the American Legion Lynn C. Weeman Post 514, 11601 Lewis Ave., Ida, doors open 2 p.m., music 3 p.m. Saturday. Featuring the Harbourtown Band, host band Red, White, and Blue Grass, Sam Costelli, the Hand Hewn String Band, and Lonesome Drive. Cash bar, raffle, and food concession. Tickets: member $10/​advance and $12 at the door. Details: Sam, 734-915-8835 or Gary, 734-347-4110.

●  Monroe Senior Citizens Center programs, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe; Scams: Protect Yourself at 11:30 a.m. April 9, presented by Katy Graham of Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan and Randy Krupp, of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Monroe County Senior Legal Services on April 11 and 25, by appointment with a $20 initial consulting fee. Details/​appointment, 734-241-0404.

Italian Dinner fund-raiser for the Monroe Senior Citizens Center, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, dinner 4-6 p.m. (carry-outs 4:30 p.m.) April 13. Performing is the Monroe Big Band at the Monroe Moose Lodge, 1320 N. Macomb St., at 6 p.m. Raffles. Tickets: $15 each or $100 for table of 8, carry-outs $10. Cash bar. Details: 734-241-0404.

Whitmer High School Alumni meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. For restaurant location (southeast Michigan or northwest Ohio) contact: Alvin and Nancy (Ray) Striggow, 734-854-2558 or anstriggow@msn.com.

Northwood

Miracle League Baseball player registration day will be at the new Northwood High School, 700 Lemoyne Rd., 1-3 p.m. April 22. All parents must complete registration and waiver forms. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Games are at the Brentwood Park, 2100 Tracy Rd. Registration fee: $25 (scholarships available). Details: 419-779-0668 or mlnwo.org

Maumee Bay Country Quilt meeting at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., doors open 6 p.m. meeting 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Featured speaker: Nancy McNally, has her own “Sew Anyways with Nancy McNally” on Facebook page and YouTube. Visitors can attend, cost $10 (which can be applied toward membership fee of $35 if joining).

Oregon

● Oregon Fest event planning meetings will be held a the Oregon Branch Library’s Meeting Room, 3340 Dustin Rd., 4:30 p.m. on April 16 and 30 and May 7 and 14. Businesses, art/​crafters, parade entries, and nonprofits can register to participate online at oregonfest.info or contact fest@bex.net. Oregon area residents are invited to vote for their favorite Oregon places through April 21 online at oregonfest.info “Pre-fest”. Festival will be on May 20.

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

Pearson Metropark program, 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rte. 2; Homesteading: Work is Never Done (all ages) 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin, see how much home life has changed in the last 151 years. Join us between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and help with chores or just explore the cabin.

Perrysburg

2018 Spring Job Fair at Owens Community College in Heritage Hall, 30335 Oregon Rd., 10 a.m.-noon April 10. Employers looking for full-time/​part-time/​internships from manufacturing, hospitality, health care, transportation, and more. For details: Lynn Hoehn, 567-661-7715 or lynn_hoehn@owens.edu.

Creative Expressions — An Evening with the Arts at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Rd., 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Featuring faculty and alumni performances, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and a performance of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Creative Expressions supports endowed scholarships for students pursuing a career in the area of fine and performing arts. For details, 567-661-7081.

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Josh Gad and Johnny Depp in a scene from "Murder on the Orient Express," which will be screened April 11 at the Way Public Library in Perrysburg.

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Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes, 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 24. Board and Tabletop Game Day for ages 7-97 years from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, old school gaming. Free screening of Murder on the Orient Express (adults only) 2 p.m. April 11, limited seating, refreshments served. ​Registration/​details: 419-874-3135, extension 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.

Port Clinton

The Sandusky Choral Society Spring Concert at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams Ave., 7:30 p.m. April 13. Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Accompanist is Dennis Stoneham. Tickets: $6 at the door. A reception will follow concert.

Rossford

Rossford Public Library program, 720 Dixie Hwy.; Mixology Series “The Art of Cocktail Mixology”presented by Stephanie Parks, Director of Toledo Bartending School, 6-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday through May 30, no actual alcohol used on premises, however there will be liquids with same properties to experiment with, weekly topics, space limited. Register, 419-666-0924.

Toledo

Mayor D. Michael Collins Memorial Blood Drive at the Toledo Police Patrolman’s Association Union Hall, 1947 Franklin Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. The blood drive honors the memory of Mayor Collins, who died Feb. 6, 2015. Donors may register at redcross.org.

Beverly Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Monday with question and answer session with City of Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. Submit your questions in advance online at: http://​bit.ly/​2CJhkFH. Please bring a canned good to the meeting as a donation to the Feed Your Neighbor Program which benefits the Providence Center on Broadway and Western Ave.

Euchre Tournament at Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Toledo Club, 5255 N. Detroit Ave., 7 p.m. Friday. Entry fee: $6. Questions: 419-476-9711.

Spring Rummage Sale at Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave., 9 a.m.-3 Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Thank You for Believing Benefit Dance hosted by El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico at the Believe Center, 1 Aurora Gonzalez Dr., 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Performances by Yvonne Y Fuego band, DJ Anthony Duran, and special performance by El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico. Food and drinks available for purchase. Children’s room with movies and crafts. Tickets: advance $10/​adult, $20/​adult at the door, and $5 for children 12 and under. For tickets/​details, 419-283-1628. All proceeds benefit this dance troupe and the Believe Center’s programs.

Typography Lab Tour hosted by Way Public Library at the University of Toledo’s English Department, 2801 W. Bancroft St., noon Saturday with Timothy Geiger. See demonstrations of the press, paper decoration, paper making, and hand bookbinding, and hear about the art of a handmade book. Register by calling the library, 419-874-3135 extension 119. Program is free. Must provide your own transporation to the university.

Spring Card Party and Luncheon at First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St., noon-2 p.m. April 10. Raffle and door prizes too. Donation: $10. Reservations, 419-691-7222..

Music at the Manor House Series with the Bowling Green State University Viola students of Matthew McBride-Daline, Wildwood Metropark, 5100 Central Ave. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

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

Birmingham Branch Library program, 203 Paine Ave.; Maker Madness! for school aged children at 4 p.m. Friday, mini robots, coding, and more. Details: 419-259-5210.

Cabbage Roll dinner and Bake Sale at East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St., 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 11. Pre-sale tickets: $10 and $12 at the door. Homemade baked goods available for purchase. Dine-in or carryout. Details: 419-691-2254.

West Toledo Branch Library program, 1320 Sylvania Ave.; Buzz about Bees (adults only), 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, learn about local pollinators, species, and their roles in nature and human food production. Details: 419-259-5290.

Kent Branch Library program, 3101 Collingwood Blvd.; Creepy Crawly Bugs 4:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, learn about insects and their anatomy. Questions: 419-259-5340.

Wildwood Metropark programs, 5100 W. Central Ave.; Active Adult 55 plus 2 p.m. Wednesday, stay active, all ages, spend time in nature, move, learn, and socialize. Wake Up With the Birds 8 a.m. Thursday, bring your morning beverage and join us, informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends, no birding experience necessary. Tea at Stranleigh: Stranleigh is 80 11:30 a.m. Friday, cost $10 (no registration required). Oak Grove School Open House 10 a.m. Saturday (no registration required). Register, 419-407-9701.

Toledo Botanical Garden Park program, Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr.; Click with Spring Walk (Families) 10 a.m. Sunday, bring your own Scan Disk (SD) memory card to keep your pictures and borrow a Metroparks Toledo camera, and hone your photographic skills in our beautiful Secor Metropark.

Waterville

Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.; Book Discussion Group (adults) 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, copies of each month’s selection available one month prior to discussion. Spring Break Movie Matinee (grades 5-12) 2-3:45 p.m. Wednesday, relax with a bag of popcorn and the movie The Lego Batman Movie. Advisory Group for Teens (grades 5-12) 4-5 p.m. Thursday, your voice is needed to help plan library teen programs. Kids at the Movies 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, all ages, snacks provided or bring your own. Splatters and Spills (ages 2-8) 10-11 a.m. Saturday and April 9, process-driven painting program. Star Wars at the Best Library in the Galaxy (all ages) 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 10, coolest characters in the galaxy, games, crafts, and dress in your favorite character. Register at: 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.

Farnsworth Metropark program, 8505 S. River Rd.; Campfire Cooking 10 a.m. Saturday, cooking equipment, food, recipes, and instructions provided. Assist with preparation. Bring your own reusable plate, bowl, silverware and mug for testing. Cost: $8. Rain or shine. Register, 419-407-9701.

Whitehouse

Whitehouse Library program, 10651 Waterville St.; BookNuts at Route 64 Pub and Grub, 1 p.m. April 9, book is I Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg, meet for discussion, copies available at library. Register/​details: 419-877-9088 or email whouselibrary@gmail.com.

Oak Openings Preserve program, 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Guys Go Gandering Twilight Hike (ages 8 and up) 7:30 p.m. Friday, guys of all ages come out and have a gander at Oak Openings, see and hear the sights and sounds of the park as the sun goes down! Hiking shoes/​boots and water recommended. Headlamps and flashlights are suggested but limited to red tinting please. Register, 419-407-9701.

Woodville

Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Chess and Checkers (kindergarten to 6) 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, learn the fundamentals. LEGO Club (grades 1-4) 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, bring your imagination. Kidz Book Club (grades 1-4) 6:15 p.m. April 9, share books you’ve recently read, check out some new titles, and enjoy crafts and snacks. Register: 419-849-2744.

Reunions

Bedford High School Class of 1968 Reunion at the Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania, Ohio on Aug. 25. If you were a classmate or know someone that was part of this class, please contact: Margie Folk Breske, 734-856-5256 or email mbreske24@yahoo.com or Ken Kruzynski, 734-847-0922 or email Lindaski@buckeye-access.com.

USS IWO JIMA (LPH2/​LHD7) Shipmates Reunion at Doubletree Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, Oct. 10-13. For all ships company, Embarked Navy, and Marine Corps personnel who were on board the LPH2 or LHD7. Contact, Robert G. McAnally, 757-723-0317; yujack46709@gmail.com; or http://​ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net/.

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. Jefferson Rule with his wife, Eliza Patterson, had 12 children and were early settlers in Seneca County, Ohio. Families bearing these names Coffman, Henninger, Spotts, Egbert, Metzger, Matz, Miller, Dudrow, Brundage, deAngelis, Cundiff, Hoeltzel, Sherman, Fisher, and possibly others could be added. A memorable afternoon of reconnecting with family in the area and from other states. If you are, or think you are, or know someone who may be related to the Rule family please contact: xchrisbrandt@gmail.com.

Support groups

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1648 support group, 9:30-11 a.m. every Monday. Location, ​cost, and ​details, 419-242-6789.

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 Mercy Health St. Anne’s Hospital in the 3rd Floor Conference Room #3, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave.,10-11 a.m. Saturdays, 248-408-1853.

GriefShare Support Group 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.

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