From 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, stuff yourself full of chicken (or nachos, burgers, and even salad) at Buffalo Wild Wings, 6710 W. Central Ave., to benefit a great cause: raising money to help house homeless veterans. Present a ticket (available at facebook.com/events/173086703298555) when ordering, and the restaurant will donate 15 percent of your bill to Veterans Matter, which has worked to get housing for more than 1,900 formerly homeless service people.
For more information, go to veteransmatter.org, call 567-698-7838, or call Buffalo Wild Wings at 419-843-2400.
Trivia Night to benefit food bank
Gather up a team of six and put all the tantalizing tidbits of information that are swimming in your brain to good use on Wednesday at the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank’s Trivia Night. The event is 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, 101 N. Summit St. Admission costs only $5 ($3 if you bring a non-perishable food donation), and for convenience you can pre-register at toledonwohiofoodbank.networkforgood.com. Food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite.
Proceeds will benefit the food bank, which serves Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood counties. For more information, go to toledofoodbank.org or call 419-242-5000 ext. 212.
Mid-winter beer and snack sampling
From to 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Market on the Green, 1806 Madison Ave., is hosting a beer sampling and serving lots of Toledo’s best-tasting treats, too. For a $5 admission, you will get to sample four options from Short’s Brewing Company, as well as assorted snacks from Angry Irishman, Boochy Mama Probiotic Tonics, Charqui Jerky Co., Monteleone Peppers, Toledo Flavors Food Tours, Turkeyfoot Creek Creamery, and more.
This event will be held upstairs in the second-floor teaching kitchen above the store. For more information, go to facebook.com/events/1936513733056220 or call 567-585-0055.
Cooking programs at the library
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is hosting a variety of cooking programs this winter and spring.
Cooking for 1 or 2, which will offer heart-healthy options for adults, is being held 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Sanger Branch, 10 a.m. Feb. 2 at the Holland Branch, 6 p.m. March 6 at the Lagrange Branch, 6 p.m. March 14 at the West Toledo Branch, and 3 p.m. March 26 at the Toledo Heights Branch.
Season Slow-Cooker Meals, a class to teach adults to use these convenient kitchen aids safely, will be offered at 3 p.m. at the Toledo Heights Branch on Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Branch on March 14, and at 6:30 p.m. at the Point Place Branch on April 10.
What’s Cooking, an introductory class about kitchen basics for teens, is being offered 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Oregon Branch.
And a children’s program, Snack Hacks, serving up suggestions for after-school treats, will feature Hannah Halfhill of Toledo GROWS at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Oregon Branch, 4 p.m. March 13 at the Heatherdowns Branch, 4 p.m. April 12 at the Kent Branch, 2 p.m. April 14 at the Holland Branch, and 4 p.m. April 19 at the South Branch.
For more information about these and other food-related programs, go to toledolibrary.org/events or call 419-259-5200.
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