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Black Swamp Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Sauder Village, 22611 OH-2, Saturday. Participants will complete a 2-mile walk, learn about the disease, support programs, and other related services. Participants also will enjoy games, entertainment, crafts, music, kids zone, food, and more. For details, 800-590-9755,​walk or


Secor Metropark program, 10001 W. Central Ave.: Sunday in the Park with Art any time between noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the National Center for Nature Photography. Enjoy a scavenger hunt and art activities to get the whole family involved. Free. Register: 419-407-9701.


Cassie Greenlee portrays Margaret Lehmann, a nurse in the Red Cross during World War I, during Living History Day in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green last year. This year's Living History Day takes place Sunday afternoon.

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Wood County Living History Day at Oak Grove Cemetery on the campus of Bowling Green State University, Wooster St., 2 p.m. Sunday. Local residents will portray citizens in Wood County cemeteries or that had an impact on Wood County’s leisure time in the 1920s and 1930s. Music by A Joyful Noise before the event. Parking available at the cemetery and the adjacent campus. Free rides up to the mound where program will take place will be provided by the Wood County Sheriff’s Auxiliary. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. If rain, event will be moved to the First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. Event details:

Bowling Green State University Choral Society holding auditions and community members are invited to audition. To secure an audition time, contact Mark Munson at Those auditioning should bring a piece to sing. First rehearsal will be on campus at the Moore Musical Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4.


Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.: Crochet Connection (adults) 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For all levels, bring your own hooks/​yarn. Movie Classic Club: Isn’t It Romantic? 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday, starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah. Adult Coloring 6:30-8:15 p.m. Aug. 27. Food Preservation 7 p.m. Aug. 28, presented by the Ohio State University Extension Services. Adults are invited to learn food preservation methods. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, extension 209 or online at


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: President Hayes and Lake Erie presentation 6 p.m. Monday with Dan Baker on the connection between the Hayes family and Lake Erie. STEM: 5 Week Unit on Electricity 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday. Registration open until class is full. Lego Challenge 10 a.m. Saturday — build a beach umbrella. Adult Book Discussion 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones. Register, 419-637-2173.


Side Cut Metropark program, 1025 W. River Rd.: Side Cut Explorer: Wildlife Bingo, Riverview Area, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Relax on an open air trolley and learn about local wildlife as they play the traditional game, registration required, cost $4. Register, 419-407-9701.


Rummage and Bake Sale at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1459 South St. (at St. Rt. 795), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Lunch available. Come enjoy a fun day while helping support the church.


Monroe Center Steak Roast fund-raiser at the VFW Post 1138, 400 Jones Ave., Monroe, dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Cook your own steak or chicken and baked potato. Cash bar and raffles. Cost: $15 per person, includes salad and dessert. Public welcome. Monroe Center will close at 4 p.m. on day of roast. Questions 734-241-0404.


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

JWH (James “Wes” Hancock) Oregon Senior Center events, 4350 Navarre Ave.: Volunteers needed at the German American Festival on Friday and Saturday. Please contact Paula at the center. The center is also accepting donations for their upcoming rummage sale in September, all items excluding clothes and old electronics.  Questions: 419-698-7078.


Music at the Market Concert Series at the Commodore Schoolyard lawn, 140 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday with the Ramona Collins Group. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain location will be the Commodore Building, Juliet Beck Auditorium (at same address).


The Battle Buddy Foundation Poker Run presented by the Swanton American Legion Riders Post 479, 200 S. Hallett Ave. Registration 9:30 a.m., kickstands up 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Food, entertainment, beverages, raffles, and live auction items. Riders, $15; passenger/​non-riders, $10. For non-riders doors open at 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Questions: 419-826-2936. Visit Battle Buddy Foundation at


Fall Golf Classic benefiting Mom’s House at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St. Registration and lunch 11:30 a.m., shotgun start 1 p.m. Sept. 10. Cost: $200/​per golfer, includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, and dinner. Team and individual prizes, live auction, and 50/​50 raffle. Sponsorship opportunities. Registration deadline is Sept. 3 and can be mailed to: Mom’s House Toledo, Attention Janet O’Brien, 2505 Franklin Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43610 or available online at Proceeds from this event will be directed to educational programs that benefit the moms and children enrolled at Mom’s House.


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church steak/​chicken dinner fund-raiser, 6149 Hill Ave., 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Music by DJ Don Z, cash bar, and a 50/​50 raffle. Steak dinner $20/​advance or $23 at the door; chicken dinner $15/​advance or $18 at the door and include appetizers, sides, and dessert. Children’s menu available $7/​advance or $10 at the door. For tickets, 419-865-2345 or after weekend masses in August.

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

Metropark Middlegrounds Programs, 111 Ottawa St. (under the Anthony Wayne Bridge): History Paddle Kayak Adventure, Middlegrounds, Kayak Cove, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Learn about the history of the region paddling the Maumee River from beautiful Middlegrounds Metropark in downtown Toledo. Cost $25. Register, 419-407-9701.

Toledo Polish Genealogical Society will be operating the Once-read Book Center at the 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg, in August and September. The book center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (7 days a week). The society will receive a portion of the monies donated and the rest will go to Read for Literacy.

Trendsetters Toastmasters Club meeting at Reynolds Corners Branch Library, Meeting Room 2, 4833 Dorr St., 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Toastmasters assists all interested members of the community with public speaking and leadership skills. Open to the public.

Toledo Botanical Garden Park program, 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 programs, 5100 W. Central Ave.: Story Time in the Manor House Library, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Thursday, stories/​crafts before taking a short hike outside. Register participating children only but must be accompanied by an adult. Cost $3.50. Unleash the Artist in the Garden, Garden Patio, 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Relax as you try painting surrounded by nature; no experience needed; all painting supplies provided. Free. Reservations, 419-407-9790.

Birmingham Branch Library programs, 203 Paine Ave.: Book Group (adults) 2 p.m. Tuesday. Discussion on The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and new books available for next month’s discussion. Summer Slime (school-aged children) 4 p.m. Tuesday: Make fluffy slime. Powerful Paper Airplanes 4 p.m. Thursday: Make and fly your own paper plane. Details: 419-259-5210.

Toledo Ukesters Jam Session/​meeting at the King Road Branch Library, 3900 King Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. All players welcome from beginners to experienced. Bring a ukulele, borrow one, and join us. Free. Questions email, Sharon at

Save the Date — Toledo Sister Cities International Gala at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., 5-8 p.m. Sept. 15. For details:, under events.

Tammy’s Walk (walk in memory of Tammy Bowlin-Macrae), a domestic violence homicide victim at Walbridge Park Gazebo, 2761 Broadway St. (across from the zoo). Registration 8:30 a.m., 2.5 mile walk 9:30 a.m. Saturday. All proceeds will benefit local Lucas County communities through Advocates for Victims and Justice, Inc. Cash and checks accepted. For details contact: Robin, 419-508-6152.


Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.: Fighting Heroin: The Heroin/​Opioid Epidemic (adults) 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. Learn about the heroin/​opiate epidemic, the impact on our community and families, access treatment, and be part of the solution. Register at: 419-878-3055 or


Bike Rodeo and Safety checks hosted by the Whitehouse Police Department and Cycle Werks at 6760 Providence St., 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Bike and helmet check. Children will learn proper safety tips and participate in a variety of maneuverability courses. Bikes will also be registered and licensed to help officers locate if lost or stolen. Each child that completes the course/​safety checks will receive a free bicycle bell. Sign up at bicycle shop on day of or just show up. Event is free.

Oak Openings Preserve programs, 5402 Wilkins Rd.: Family Hike: Dune Buggies, Oak Openings, Sand Dunes, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy an afternoon stroll with the family while on a guided nature tour with a park interpreter. Free. Fly Fishing 101 meet at Lodge 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29. Hands on learning, information on fly fishing, casting techniques, and practice accuracy. 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. Please sign-up or call. Register/​details: 419-877-9088 or email

Blue Creek Conservation Area program, 7825 Schadel Rd.: Canoe Family Fun Day 1-3 p.m. Saturday, at the Nona France Quarry. Paddle and splash around the quarry pond as we learn to maneuver our boats and play paddling games. Register all participants. Cost: $5. Register: 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library program, 101 E. Main St.: Nature Night: Worms 7 p.m. Monday. Squiggly fun with stories, races, and a snack. Register, 419-849-2744.


Whitmer Class of 1963 55th Reunion Saturday. For our class only. Please contact: Gary Schweer, 419-351-4884 or

Bedford High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion at the Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania on 5-11 p.m. Saturday. Please help find classmates, contact: Margie Folk Breske, 734-856-5256 or email or Ken Kruzynski, 734-847-0922 or email

Rossford 50s plus Alumni Luncheon at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. Second St., Perrysburg, social hour at noon, lunch 1 p.m. Sept. 15. Alumni from all classes that graduated 50 or more years are invited. Cost: $18. For reservations contact Sharon Belkofer, 419-367-8858.

Walbridge School reunion for any adults that attended the school in Walbridge will be held at the VFW Post 9963 Banquet Room, 109 N. Main St., Walbridge. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Cost: $20/​per person. For details contact: Vicki Ducket Sigler, 419-508-4653 or Cheri Sigler Carr, 419-343-1368.

Whitmer High School Class of 1950 68th Reunion at Eddie Lee’s, 4700 Nantucket Drive (at Monroe St. and Flanders Rd.), Toledo on Sept. 8. Contact: Nancy (Ray) Striggow at or 734-854-2558 by Sept. 1.

Franklin School Alumni Picnic at Pearson Metropark’s Tennis Court Picnic Shelter, 4600 Starr Ave., Oregon, noon-6 p.m. Sept. 15. Information, visit Franklin School Alumni page on Facebook or contact, John Nickoloff at

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

Whitney High School Class of 1966 (Health Services Only) luncheon at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Help find other classmates. Contact: Rosemary Riley,​419-490-7554 or Ann Ramlow,​419-693-7663.

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.

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, or Fran, Deadline Aug. 31.

Olney/​Northwood High School Reunion 1940-1969 at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center, 1460 Woodville Rd., Millbury, Ohio, Sept. 15. For details see website:

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: or contact Joyce McCloskey Slusher, 419-509-5723.

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

Woodward High School 1968 50th Class Reunion at Shorty’s Back Forty, 5215 Monroe St., 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 29. Cost: $45 per person. Contact: Colette Kalisz Egner, 419-824-3403 or Sherry Hobbs Fitzpatrick, 419-356-4468.

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 or contact Jan Fought Brown, or Kim Wening Maros, or 734-848-8007.

USS IWO JIMA (LPH2/​LHD7) Shipmates Reunion at Doubletree Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Fla., 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 at 757-723-0317 and; or http://​

Support groups

GriefShare Support Group at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St. Meal provided at 6 p.m., program 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 4 for a 13-week program. Community members who have experienced the death of someone close are invited to attend. This non-denominational group features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Small group discussion. Call church, 419-893-0223 or visit

Stroke Support Group at Stroke Life Center, 2526 Reynolds Rd. (behind Alternative Physical Therapy), 1-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday. For stroke survivors and caregivers. For details: 419-214-1226.

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, or website,

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

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.

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

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://​​parent-support-group/ or 419-890-1225.

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