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Exhibitor and parade registration are open for the Whitehouse Cherry Fest, which will take place June 7-9.

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Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University events, 1001 E. Wooster St.; International Film Series presents Balseros (Rafters), 2002, Spain, directed by Carles Bosch and Josep Maria Domenech, 7:30 p.m. Thursday with introduction by Pedro Porben from the Department of World Languages and Cultures, Latin American Studies in the Gish Film Theater (Hanna Hall). Also, Ali: Angst essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) 1974, directed by Rainer Werner, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Both free.

Fremont

Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; Teen Book Club (grades 7-12) 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, The Book Thief available at youth desk, read then meet to discuss. Thursday Movie Club, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, screening Wonder, the story of August Pullman. Teen Zines (grades 7-12) 3:45-5 p.m. Thursday, learn how to make your own zine (short for magazine or fanzine), materials provided. Book Discussion Group 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday, book is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Earth Day Recycled Crafts (grades kindergarten to 6) 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, extension 209.

Gibsonburg

Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; Cookbook Club 6:30 p.m. Monday, April’s theme is vegetarian recipes, bring a copy of your recipe with your dish. Book and Munch Bunch (grades 4-7) 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Eleanor Roosevelt by Russell Freedman. Register, 419-637-2173.

Michigan

Rummage Sale at Erie United Methodist Church, 1100 E. Samaria Rd., (corner of E. Samaria Rd./​M-151 and Cemetery Rd.) Erie, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, then rummage, bake sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Rockin’ Thru the Ages dance sponsored by the Ida Ladies Auxiliary at Ida American Legion Hall (Old Hickory Park), 11601 Lewis Ave., Temperance, 7-11 p.m. April 21. Dance to music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s by DJ Randy Kemp. Singles, couples, and dance clubs welcome. Cost: $10 and includes the nacho bar. Cash bar. 50/​50 raffles. Details: 734-854-5910. All proceeds to veterans and their families.

● Monroe Senior Citizens Center programs, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe; Scams: Protect Yourself at 11:30 a.m. Monday, 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 Wednesday and April 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.) Friday. Performance by the Monroe Big Band at the Monroe Moose Lodge, 1320 N. Macomb St., 6 p.m. Raffles. Tickets: $15/​each or $100 for table of 8, carry-outs $10. Cash bar. For details: 734-241-0404.

The Whitmer Girls Class of 1950 will meet at Schoolhouse Lunchroom Commons, 8336 Monroe Rd., Lambertville, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Details: Nancy (Ray) Striggow, 734-854-2558 or 419-466-2494 or email anstriggow@msn.com.

Bedford Artists Club meeting at Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, 6:30 p.m. April 17. Guest artist will be Katie Macaro, sharing techniques used for illustrating children’s books. Free and open to the public. Information: 419-693-0696.

Music Moves Me interactive concerts for kids (ages 2-6) hosted by the Adrian Symphony Orchestra at three locations: Stair Public Library, 228 W. Main St., Morenci, 9:30 a.m. April 21, 517-458-6510; Adrian Public Library, 143 E. Maumee St., Adrian, 11:30 a.m. April 21, 517-265-2265; Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh, 1:30 p.m. April 21, 517-423-2238. Featuring short solo selections, plus rhymes, and a picture book Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming. Featuring Tim Somers, bass, Wynne March, piano, and Caryn Sieler, music/​movement specialist. Registration is requested, space is limited.

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

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 “Prefest”. Festival will be on May 20.

Pearson Metropark program, 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rte. 2; Birding Geocache 1-3 p.m. Saturday, beginner birding with the help of a GPS unit, no experience necessary, GPS units provided. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register all participants ages 5-17; adult chaperones need not register. Cost: $4. Register, 419-407-9701.

JWH (James “Wes” Hancock) Oregon Senior Center event, 4350 Navarre Ave.; Shop ‘Til You Drop! at the Fallen Timbers Mall, 11:05 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 18, lunch at 11:45 a.m. at Granite City Food and Brewery. A donation of $4 for transportation is appreciated. Questions: 419-698-7078.

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

Perrysburg

2018 Spring Job Fair at Owens Community College in Heritage Hall, 30335 Oregon Rd., 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday. 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.

Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Historical Re-enactor Panel 7 p.m. Monday with panelists/​re-enactors from War of 1812 and World War II, discussion and moderated by Geoff Earnhart of Fort Meigs. Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) for people with diabetes or prediabetes, 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 24. Free screening of Murder on the Orient Express (adults only) 2 p.m. Wednesday, limited seating, refreshments served. ​Registration/​details: 419-874-3135, extension 119 or waylibrary.info.

The TOPICS Camera Club monthly meeting at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. General public is welcome. Visit website for further information, TOPICSCameraClub.com.

Port Clinton

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

The Ottawa County Historical Society’s “Harvesting History” event at the Bay Township Hall, 4471 W. Fremont Rd., 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Photo and story collection drive to prepare for the county’s 175th anniversary book and the Page and Stage Oral History Project. Society members will scan your photos and record your oral history. Come and chat with fellow township residents and share/​preserve your stories and photographs. Free and open to all Bay Township residents. Details: Patrick O’Keeffe, 419-635-5579.

Swanton

I Believe I Can Fly 5K Race/​Walk and 1K kids’ run presented by The Arms Forces at Toledo Express Airport (runway, 3.1 miles), 11013 Airport Hwy #11, registration 7:30 a.m., kids’ run 8:45 a.m., and race/​walk 9:30 a.m. April 15. Parking at 1 Aircargo Parkway. Cost: $35; kids $10; Military $20, and free for Purple Heart recipients. Register: https://​everalracemgt.enmotive.com/. Details: Pam at hope@thearmsforces.org. Arrive early, only one entry point to register and walk to start line. Pre-event package pickup at Second Sole, 4190 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Toledo

Toledo Colony Mayflower meeting at Swan Creek Retirement Village, 5916 Cresthaven Lane, fellowship 11:30 a.m., meal at noon April 21. Speaker: Frank Kuron, “Thus Fell Tecumseh” covering the Battle of Thames, Fort Meigs, Fort Stephenson, and Oliver Perry. Cost for meal: $15. Reservations by Tuesday to Jeffrey Stoll at willowcove@lighthouse.net or 906-440-5088.

Locke Branch Library program, 703 Miami St.; Grist for the Meal (teens) 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday. Details: 419-259-5310.

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

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

Music at the Manor House Series with the Bowling Green State University’s Bowling Green State University vocal students of Myra Merritt, Wildwood Metropark, 5100 Central Ave. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

Birmingham Branch Library programs, 203 Paine Ave.; Monsters of Ohio: Ancient Shallow Seas (school-aged children) 4 p.m. Tuesday, aquatic creatures that roamed the sea millions of years ago and craft. Libraries Lead! National Library Week event for school-aged children, 4 p.m. Wednesday. Maker Madness! (school-aged children) 4 p.m. Friday, mini robots, coding, and more. Details: 419-259-5210.

The Islamic Food Bank of Toledo will distribute 150 hot meals at two locations on Saturday: Mobile Food Bank at Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 Sixth St., from 1-1:30 p.m. or Toledo Masjid Al-Islam, 722 E. Bancroft St., from 1:35-2 p.m. Meals will include an entree, side items including fresh produce, and baked goods.

Park Church Rummage sale, 1456 Harvard Blvd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Treasures for the whole family. Please enter through the parking lot door on left side of the church. No early sales and no currency higher than a $20 bill.

King Road Branch Library program, 3900 King Rd.; Diversity Fair from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, celebrate diversity, learn about the cultures that make Toledo great, fun activities, and tasty treats. Nature Connections for young children, 10-11 a.m. April 18, enjoy a nature story and craft. Questions: 419-259-5380. 

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. April 23. Lunch theme and destination is Sweden. Reservations by April 19, 419-691-2254.

West Toledo Branch Library program, 1320 Sylvania Ave.; Creepy Crawly Bugs (children) 4:30-5:30 p.m. April 17, learn about insects. Details: 419-259-5290.

Charlie King Concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1201 Madison Ave. at 12th St., 7 p.m. April 20. Songs that take you through a journey of humor, heartache, and hope. Cost: $10 at the door. Details: 419-729-7273 or freespch@sbcglobal.net.

Waterville

Waterville Branch Library Book Sale, 800 Michigan Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hardcover, Trade paperback, CDs, and books on tape $1 each; DVDs and books on CD $2 each; Pocket paperback, VHS, and LP Records, 50 cents each; and magazines, children’s paperback, cassette and single records 25 cents each. Questions: 419-878-3055.

Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.; Splatters and Spills (ages 2-8) 10-11 a.m. Monday, process-driven painting program. Star Wars at the Best Library in the Galaxy (all ages) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, coolest characters in the galaxy, games, crafts, and dress in your favorite character. Bookenders (adults) noon-1 p.m. Thursday, bring your lunch and join the discussion on books, titles, and recent favorites. Mystery Mayhem (grades 4-12) 2-3 p.m. Saturday, solve the mystery of the “Arson on 8th Street”. Register at: 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.

Wauseon

Grand Opening Ball at the Museum of Fulton County hosted by the Fulton County Historical Society, 8848 OH-108 (Exit 34 on the Ohio Turnpike), 5 p.m. April 28. A 1851 Courthouse Dedication Ball is led by Forget-Me-Not Dance Company (1851 attire is encouraged, but not required). Buffet: $25/​per person or $190 for table of 8. Reservations: 419-337-7922 or museum@fultoncountyhs.org.

Whitehouse

Whitehouse Cherry Fest exhibitor and parade registration available online at mywhitehousecherryfest.com. Cherry Fest will be held June 7-9. Questions: 419-877-2747.

Whitehouse Library programs, 10651 Waterville St.; BookNuts at Route 64 Pub and Grub, 1 p.m. Monday, book is I Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg, meet for discussion, copies available at library. April Kids Hour (children grades prekindergarten to 3) theme “Spring fever at the library,” share stories, crafts, and a snack, parents are asked to remain with their children. Register/​details: 419-877-9088 or email whouselibrary@gmail.com.

Oak Openings Preserve programs, 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Wildflowers in the Mallard Lake Area, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday 4/​15, discover spring ephemerals on the trails, led by naturalists. Register, 419-407-9701.

Woodville

Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Kidz Book Club (grades 1-4) 6:15 p.m. Monday, share books you’ve recently read, check out some new titles, crafts, and snacks. Wednesday Book Club 7 p.m. Wednesday, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, copies available at the desk. Register: 419-849-2744.

Reunions

St. Rose Catholic School Celebrates 150 Years, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg, Mass 5 p.m. followed by picnic May 12. Former classmates, past and present teachers and priests, and fellow parishioners are invited to celebrate with us. Picnic will take place in the gym. For reservations or to help in the planning:saintroseonline.org/​picnic.

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