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Bowling Green

Bowling Green Farmers’ Market has volunteer opportunities from 2-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 10. Help run the informational tent, assists with set-up/​tear-down, crowd control, event assistance, and market tear-down. If interested contact Samantha Beane at bgfarmersmarket@downtownbgohio.org. All ages welcome.

Golden Pin Bowl-O-Rama at Al-Mar Lanes, 1010 N. Main St., 2- 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Presale tickets $20, includes all-you-can bowl and shoes. Food and drink available for purchase. For ticket information call 419-352-5059.

Fremont

Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; Food and Nutrition: Eating Healthy Foods (adults) 7 p.m. Tuesday. Croghan Day 1:30-2:30 Thursday with presentation by Mike Gilbert “An Opportunity Seized: George Croghan and Fort Stephenson,” followed by placing of a wreath on Croghan’s grave. Teen Summer Ready Wrap-up Party (grades 7-12) 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, board games, crafts, and pizza, must register. Book Discussion Group (adults) 7-8:15 p.m. Aug. 9, H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald, books are available at the adult reference desk. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.

Gibsonburg

Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; STEM: 5 Week Unit on Electricity 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 22, registration open until class is full. Adult Book Discussion 6:30 p.m. Monday, If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss. Poetry with Larry Michaels 11 a.m. Thursday. Book and Munch Bunch (grades 4-7) 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8, The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Register, 419- 637-2173.

Luckey

Serenity Farm Equestrian Center needs volunteers for its therapeutic riding program in Luckey. Volunteers would enjoy hours inside the riding arena helping their special riders. Training provided. Volunteer applications and background check required. For application and details go to website at serenityfarm.org or call 419-833-1308.

Maumee

Glass City Steel (Toledo School for the Arts) free outdoor concert at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., 6 p.m. Wednesday. Steel drums and percussion instruments will bring sounds of the Caribbean. Details: firstpresmaumee.org or call 419- 893-0223.

The Ellis Huff Memorial Summer Party at the Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., dinner 5 p.m., dancing 6 p.m. Saturday. The Gatlin Show will perform dancing music. Dinner will be grilled chicken complete with sides, drinks, and dessert. Live auction. Tickets: $19/​per person for general seating and dinner call 419-893- 1994 or email maumeeseniorcenter@gmail.com. Proceeds will be used for the operations and programs of the Maumee Senior Center.

Maumee Senior Center events/​program, 2430 S. Detroit Ave.: Introduction to Drawing Series, two sessions at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Aug. 8, taught by Michael Clark, of Toledo Museum of Art and Northwest State Community College, fee $12 per person. Register, 419-893-1994.

Michigan

Ninth annual Jason Zogaib Memorial 5K Run/​Walk at the Bedford Community Stadium, 8285 Jackman Rd., Temperance, registration 7:30-8:45 a.m., run/​walk 9 a.m. Saturday. Z-Tot trot for the littlest runners at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25, pay online or on race day. Website: mulemuscle.blog. Sponsorship opportunities: dumbbell@mulemuscle.org. In memory of Jason, a Bedford graduate and an Ann Arbor police officer who died in 2009 of leukemia. Help honor his memory and raise funds for Bedford Athletes.

Farm-To-Table Dinner hosted by American Farm Museum and Education Center, 400 E. Jefferson St., Blissfield, 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday. Featuring locally grown, farm-fresh cuisine and beverages prepared by the Hathaway House. Live music by the Copper Stills Band. Tickets: $65, includes two drink tickets, appetizers, buffet dinner, and desserts. Tickets available at Blissfield State Bank or online by visiting the American Farm Museum’s Facebook page and selecting the event link. Interested sponsors contact, Afmec.blissfield@gmail.com. Benefits the museum’s construction project.

Friends of the Tecumseh District Library hosts Book Sale, 215 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Used books, audio books, and DVDs. Fund-raiser to support special programs and library improvements. Accepting donations of used books and can be dropped off at the front desk.

●  Monroe Senior Citizens Center programs, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe; Five Week Series on Reducing Stress, 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 20, cost $25/​series or $5 per session. Details, 734-241-0404.

Northwood

Adult Music Night/​Pizza Palooza at Central Park (tennis court area), 6010 Wales Rd., 6-10 p.m. Friday. Featuring Duet To-It and DJ Kasey.

Oregon

Area Women are invited to “Fashions in Black and White” Toledo East Women’s Connection Luncheon and Program: Bayside, 2759 Seaman St., opens at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon Aug. 9. Special feature: Style Show by White House/​Black Market with Adrienne Hunyor, Store Manager at Franklin Park Mall. Music: Bonnie Mohon. Speaker: Laurie Sternberg, of Cincinnati with topic “Cheating Death.” Cost: $12.50. Reservations by Sunday: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.

Pearson Metropark programs, 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rte. 2; Homesteading: the Summer Kitchen in the Johlin Cabin, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free. Science Fun with Experi-Tent 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Playground area, stop in the tent with the kids and see mini-experiments, free.

● VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Dr., 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Details, 419-725-9916.

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Sanctus Real band members, from left: Dustin Lolli, Mark Graalman, and Chris Rohman. The Toledo-based Christian rock band will perform at Grace United Methodist Church of Perrysburg Thursday.

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Perrysburg

Music at the Market Concert Series at the Commodore Schoolyard lawn, 140 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday8/​2. Performing is Old State Line. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain location will be the Commodore Building, Juliet Beck Auditorium (at same address).

Sanctus Real Benefit Concert, a night of worship and great music at Grace United Methodist Church of Perrysburg, Family Life Center Fellowship Hall, 601 E. Boundary St., 7-10:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com. Benefits to the Nest Bowling Green, a new ministry opening in the fall that will provide free early childhood education and Christian care to parents completing their education.

Port Clinton

Salvation Army is accepting applications for “Tools for Schools Program,” 1834 E. Perry St., Suite 800 at the Sutton Center. This program assists families in Ottawa County that are in need of school supplies and book bags for the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are available at this location/​center, libraries, and Job and Family Services. If you would like to make a donation to this program, drop off at Salvation Army or contact, Maureen at 419-732-2769 or email maureen.saponari@use.salvation.org.

Toledo

YWCA of Northwest Ohio Health Fair, 1018 Jefferson Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Free hearing, bone density, blood pressure, and glucose testing, oral cancer screenings, HIV testing, and more. For more information call 419-241-3235.

Ottawa Park Summer Concert Series, Ottawa Park Amphitheater (behind the Toledo Police Department Sub-Station), 2205 Kenwood Blvd., 6-8 p.m. Saturday with Nu-Tones. Free and open to the public.

Toledo Botanical Garden Park programs, conference center, 5403 Elmer Dr.; Hort Hikes starting at the Historic Log Cabin, 6-7 p.m., every second Monday of the month, highlights seasonal plants throughout the garden. Free. Reservations: 419-407-9701.

Wildwood Preserve program, 5100 W. Central Ave.; Tea at Stranleigh: All Dolled Up Tea in the Manor House, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, enjoy specially brewed tea, sample sandwiches, and desserts while overlooking the Shipman Garden. Reservation tables are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and walk-in guests are from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Cost $10 per tea setting (extra items 60 cents each). Reservations, 419-407-9790.

Genesis Village Senior Living programs, 2429 S. Reynolds Rd.; Wine and Cheese reception 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, fellowship and delicious treats. Details: 419-720-1286 or email brenda@genesisvillage.org or carleen@genesisvillage.org.

Neighborhood Thrift Shop sale at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, and Aug. 24 with $2/​bag sale (bags provided). Information: 419-382-4401.

Toledo Ukesters Jam Session/​meeting at the King Road Branch Library, 3900 King Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays on Aug. 6 and Aug. 20. All players welcome from beginners to experienced. Bring a ukulele, borrow one, and join us. Free. For details, email Sharon at sharart@gmail.com.

Waterville

● Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.; Coding IT Club (grades 4-9) 7:30 p.m. Monday, create a video game, program a robot, or make a website. Theater Rocks! with Bright Star Theatre (children) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, touring theatre presents African Folktales. Author Talk: Sherry Stanfa-Stanley (adults) 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, about her book Finding My Badass Self, books available for purchase/​signing. Candy Mania (grades 5-12) 2-3 p.m. Thursday. Lego Freeplay (ages 4-12) 2-3 p.m. Friday. Minecraft Mania (grades 1-7) 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Register at: 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.

Whitehouse

Oak Openings Preserve programs, 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Try It! Tree Climbing at Mallard Lake parking, 5-6:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, all equipment provided, cost $25 per person and session. Mountain Biking 101 Manual Front Lift, Springbrook Camp Area, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, learn the basics of off-road cycling and trail fundamentals to technical riding skills,  all levels, bring your own bike, helmet, and water, limited mountain bikes available, free. Register, 419-407-9701.

Whitehouse Library program, 10651 Waterville St.; Cosmo, the therapy dog would like to have children read to him noon-2 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 9, Aug. 16, and Aug. 23, sign-up or call. Register/​details: 419-877-9088 or email whouselibrary@gmail.com.

Woodville

Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Summer Kidz Crafts (kindergarten to grade 6) 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays in August. Summer LEGO Club (kindergarten to grade 6) 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Summertime Book Bingo (pre-kindergarten to grade 6) Aug. 6-Aug. 25, game boards available at library or online Birchard.org/​Wdv.htm. Rock Painting (kindergarten to grade 6) 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Wednesday Book Club 7 p.m. Aug. 8, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, copies available. Register, 419-849-2744.

Reunions

Robert S. Rogers Class of 1968 50th Reunion at Springfield Township Hall, 7617 Angola Rd., Holland, Ohio at 6 p.m. Oct. 6. For reservations contact: Brenda Krukowski, 419-260-4310 by Sept. 15.

● 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.

The Whitmer Girls Class of 1950 will meet at Schoolhouse Lunchroom Commons, 8336 Monroe Rd., Lambertville, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9. Details: Nancy (Ray) Striggow, 734-854-2558 or 419-466-2494 or email anstriggow@msn.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. 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.

DeVilbiss High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland, Aug. 17. Registration/​details contact: Mary (Young) Laser, mary@bex.net or 419-472-6333 or Sandy (Howald) Roberts, 419-346-3710.

Whitmer Class of 1963 55th Reunion Aug. 25. For our class only. Contact: Gary Schweer, 419-351-4884 or wheels5141@yahoo.com.

Bedford High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion at the Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania, Ohio, 5-11 p.m. Aug. 25. Please help find classmates, contact: Margie Folk Breske, 734-856-5256 or email mbreske24@yahoo.com or Ken Kruzynski, 734-847-0922 or email Lindaski@buckeye-access.com.

Waite High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion will be Sept. 7 with a tour of school, home game, and Tony Packo’s; then dinner at the Glass City Boardwalk, 27820 E. Broadway St., Walbridge, 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Reservations: 419-855- 3436.

Sylvania High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania on Sept 8. Information and reservations by Aug. 5 at sylvaniaclassof1968@gmail.com or 419-318- 4800.

Clay High School Class of 1958 60th Reunion at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge in Lounge Area, Oregon, 3 p.m. Sept. 14. Reservations/​details contact Darla, wdreier@bex.net or Fran, jracz@mail.com.

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.

The Whitmer High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania, Sept. 22. For details and to register: whitmerhighschoolclassof1968.com or contact Joyce McCloskey Slusher, 419- 509-5723.

Summerfield High School (Petersburg, Michigan) Reunion Classes of 1967, 1968, and 1969 at LaRoy’s Hall, 12375 S. Telegraph Rd., LaSalle, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28. If you were a classmate or know of anyone that was part of these classes, contact, Carolyn (Nieman) Wetzler at wetzlercs@gmail.com or 734-945- 8826.

Start High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion weekend Oct. 4-7. Activities begin at Tony Packo’s on Oct. 4. See the new Start with a tour and transportation, then an evening reception at the Heights in the Renaissance on Oct. 5. Dinner dance evening at the Renaissance Toledo on Oct. 6. Picnic at Olander Park, Sylvania will be Oct. 7. Attend one or all events. Total cost: $75 (activities are not separately priced). For more information/​reservations/​pay go to shs50reunion.com or contact Jan Fought Brown, redbird32303@yahoo.com or Kim Wening Maros, marjoe55@charter.net or 734- 848-8007.

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.

Support groups

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1961 support group at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd., Sylvania, 6-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Questions: 419-472- 3192.

● Are you a Widow? Widows Empowered Strengthened and I support group at Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St., 1-3 p.m. every third Saturday of each month. Details: 419-359-4001, w.e.s.andIinc@gmail.com or website, widowsempowered.com.

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: Stoney, 734-635-1392 or visit foodaddicts.org.

Family and their Caregivers 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; Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Lane, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 419- 392-2420; and Mercy St. Anne’s Hospital in the 3rd Floor Conference Room #3, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave.,10-11 a.m. Saturdays, 248- 408-1853.

Parents and guardians of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) support group at A Renewed Mind Double ARC Center for FASD, 5164 Monroe St., 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. Sign up/​details: https://​www.doublearc.org/​parent-support-group/ or 419-890-1225.

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