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


Howard Marsh Metropark program, 611 S. Howard Rd. parking lot: Pieces of the Past, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, discover wetland wildlife and the history of a time long ago. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Free. Registration required, 419-407-9701.


Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.: Adult Coloring 6:30-8:15 p.m. Monday. Food Preservation 7 p.m. Tuesday, presented by the Ohio State University Extension Services, adults are invited to learn food preservation methods. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209 or online at


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: Adult Book Discussion 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones. STEM: Mechanical Engineering (grades 4-7) 3:30 p.m. Sept. 5, activities to demonstrate force, drag, and weight. Register, 419-637-2173.


Wiregrass Lake Metroparks program, 201 N. Eber Rd.: Try-It! Stand Up Paddleboarding, parking lot, 1-2 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Saturday, basic one-hour programs, ages 5-7 will ride along with a parent, ages 8 and older can paddle independently. Please register all participants, cost $12. Register: 419-407-9701.


Health and Wellness Fair at Maumee Senior Center, 2430 S. Detroit Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 7. Free health screenings: bone density, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, balance, hearing, vision, and more. A free meal will served (while supplies last). Chance to win prizes. Questions: 419-893-1994.


Monroe Center steak roast fund-raiser at the VFW Post 1138, 400 Jones Ave., Monroe, dinner 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 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.

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


Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild meeting at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., doors open 6 p.m. meeting 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Kicking off the 2018-2019 season. Visitors can attend, cost $10 (which can be applied toward membership fee of $35 if joining).


Area Men and Women are invited to “Be Aware” Toledo East Women’s Connection Dinner and Program: Bayside, 2759 Seaman St., doors open at 5:45 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Special feature: “Crime Awareness in Today’s World” by Paul Magdich, assistant chief of police in Oregon. Music: Thom Sneed, Vocal Music director of Oregon City Schools. Speaker: Ron Rightnowar of Curtice, Ohio, former major league baseball player, coach, and athletic director, will share his story of faith and family. Cost: $12.50. Reservations by Sept. 9: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.

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

Pearson Metropark program, 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rt. 2: Homesteading: Let there be light, North Johlin Cabin, join us any time between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, see how much home life has changed in the last 150 years. A different topic each month. Lend a hand or just explore. No registration required. Free.


Way Public Library in Perrysburg will host the TOPICS Camera Club’s first meeting of the year Wednesday.

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The TOPICS Camera Club first meeting of 2018-19 at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Public is welcome. For further information, go to

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


iam CAH (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia) Walk at Olander Park, 6930 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, registration 8:30 a.m. Sept. 8. Kids’ fun run and more. CAH is a family of genetic disorders affecting the adrenal glands which inhibits the body’s ability to produce cortisol (the stress hormone). For details: or email host 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.


Tails on the Trails Walk and 5K Run hosted by Humane Ohio at the Liz Pearson Shelter in Ottawa Park, Kenwood Blvd., race 9 a.m. Sept. 9. This is a dog-friendly event. Food trucks, doggy I-Q tests, caricatures, fun photo booth, music by DJ Shellie, and more. Cost: $25 before race and $30 day of race. For details: 419-266-5607, ext. 111.

Trendsetters Toastmasters Club meeting at Reynolds Corners Branch Library, Meeting Room 2, 4833 Dorr St., 6:30 p.m. Monday. 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.

Metropark Middlegrounds program, 111 Ottawa St. (under the Anthony Wayne Bridge): Labor Day Bridge Walk, parking lot, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 3, four mile loop, enjoy scenic skyline, and riverfront views. Free. Register, 419-407-9701.

Birmingham Branch Library programs, 203 Paine Ave.: String Art (school aged children) 4 p.m. Tuesday, be inspired by the sound of string instruments while participating in an art program. It’s Not Easy Being Cheesy! (teens) 4 p.m. Thursday, learn easy cooking by making your own grilled cheese. Details: 419-259-5210.

Swan Creek Preserve Metropark program, 4301 Airport Hwy.: Try It! Tree Climbing, Airport Highway parking lot, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 3, recreational tree climbing opportunity, participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops. All equipment provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes, cost $25. Register: 419-407-9701.


Euchre Tournament at the VFW Post 9963 at 109 N. Main St., 1 p.m. sharp until finish, Saturday. Fee $10, includes lunch. Cash prizes for first, second, and third place, and fourth wins free entry to next tournament. Details: 419-666-0367.


Oak Openings Preserve programs, 5402 Wilkins Rd.: Science Fun Experi-Tent, Buehner playground, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, fun mini-experiments, free. Mountain Biking 101-Bunny hop and wheelie presented by Spoke Life Cycles, Springbrook Camp Area Program Space, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, learn the basics of off-road cycling, suited for riders of all levels, bring your bike/​helmet/​water, limited mountain bikes available, free. Register, 419-407-9701.

Village of Whitehouse enrichment class on forest bathing, meet at Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5. Connect with nature using your senses and enjoy a non-strenuous walk. Must be 16 years or older. Rain or shine event. Please leave phones and cameras behind. Registration required, 419-877-5383.


Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; LEGO Club (kindergarten-grade 6) 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Potato Power (kindergarten-grade 6) 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5, power a light bulb with a potato, supplies provided. Register, 419-849-2744.


Libby High School Class of 1958 60th Reunion at Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, Ohio from 6-10:30 p.m. Oct. 20. For reservation form or more information email

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 Saturday.

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.

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 ago 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.

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, Ohio 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.

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, on 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, 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, 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.

Support groups

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

Family and their Caregivers Cancer Support Group at Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital, Cancer Center Library, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave., 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Information: 419-865-0659 or 419-754-1277.

Prostate Cancer Support Group at Mercy St. Anne Hospital’s Cancer Center Library (Second Floor), 3404 W. Sylvania Ave., 6:30 p.m. the 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, 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 third floor Conference Room #3, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave.,10-11 a.m. Saturdays, 248-408-1853.

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.

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. Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Small group discussion. Call church, 419-893-0223 or visit

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. the 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-sup port-group/ or 419-890-1225.

Family After Addiction or Death (F.A.A.D.)/​Team Recovery: Support Group at 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. Information: 419-561-5433.

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

Widows Empowered support group at Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St., 1-3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. Details: 419-359-4001, or website,

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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