● The Wood County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society meeting will be at Wood county District Public Library meeting room, 251 N. Main St., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program for the evening will be “New Names for Old Diseases and Home Remedies.” Our annual cookie exchange will be held, along with an White Elephant Exchange. The public is welcome.
● Benefit for Michael and Annette Maguire, both diagnosed with cancer, at the Alehouse in Woodland Mall, 1234 N. Main St., 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Michael is bass player for the band Streetwize. Live music featuring Brent Larson (2 p.m.), Christ Mountcastle (3 p.m.), Caroline Hock (4 p.m.), Tatercoustic (5 p.m.), and Streetwize (9 p.m.-1 a.m.). Karaoke, DJ, auction, and raffles. Alehouse is donating a portion of the day’s proceeds. Cover cost $5. Details/donations contact: Jody, 419-466-6408.
● The Voices of Harmony presents Sounds of the Season at First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St., 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Featuring special guests Bowling Green High School Madrigal Singers. Admission: Canned goods and a free-will offering will be collected. Details: 888-741-7464; email email@example.com; or visit thevoicesofharmony.org.
● Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.: Ruff and Ready Readers grades kindergarten-6, 4-5 p.m. Monday; dog helps children develop reading skills. Adult coloring 6:30-8:15 p.m. Monday. Crochet Connection 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday. Homeschooler’s Book Club, grades 7-12, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, bring a book you’ve recently read. Birchard Movie Classics 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday, starring Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges. Register/details: Bridget at 419-334-7101 ext. 209.
● Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: Adult book discussion, 6:30 p.m. Monday, At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier. Register, 419-637-2173.
● Holiday Craft Show benefiting Make-A-Wish “Crafting Wishes” at the Lucas County Rec Center, 2901 Key St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Over 100 crafters/vendors, live musical performances, catered lunch, Chinese auction, raffles, pictures with Santa, chair massages for a donation, and Spike from the Toledo Walleye (noon). Admission and parking free. For more information/donations: Tracey Elmore, 419-494-5247.
● Christmas Craft Show at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1690 W. Sterns Rd. (corner of Jackman and Sterns Roads), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Handcrafted evergreen decorations, garden, candles, ornaments, tole painting, and more. Lunch available for purchase. Admission: $1 at the door. Benefits the preservation of Bedford’s Banner Oak School.
● Friends of the Tecumseh District Library will host a book sale, lower level of the Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2. Used books, audio books, DVDs, and children’s books. If you would like to donate used books, please drop off at the library’s front desk. Benefits to special programs and library improvements.
● The What Abouts Holiday Show, Doo Wop sounds of days past at the Monroe Senior Citizens Center, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., social hour 5-6 p.m., dinner 6-7 p.m., concert 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets: $15 for members and $18 for non-members; on Dec. 4 tickets will be $20 per person. Details: 734-241-0404.
● Santa Paw Pictures fund-raiser for Golden Retriever Rescue Resource at Rover Come Over Doggie Day Care, 3945 Albon Rd., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Five packages available. Details see events/special events: gr-rescue.org.
● Jerusalem Historical Society proudly present the 2017 Holiday Tour of Distinctive Homes, 1133 Grasser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Doors will open at 9 :30 a.m. Featuring seven distinctive homes and one place of interest. $15 advance or $18 day of tour. Information or tickets: 419-693-2956.
The Owens Community College Band performs a free Christmas concert in Oregon Sunday.
● Owens Community College Band free Christmas concert at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater, 30335 Oregon Rd., 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A variety of holiday music, a special combined number with the Owens College Choir, and a tribute to America’s veterans. The Cherry Street Mission will have a display in the lobby with the opportunity for people to make contributions.
● VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Drive, 2 p.m. Sundays. Details, 419-725-9916.
● Pearson Metropark program, 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rte. 2: Homesteading: Pioneering Christmas (all ages) in the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; learn holiday traditions of our Black Swamp ancestors and help with the gingerbread house building.
● Area Women are invited to “Changing Seasons with Change of Seasons” Toledo East Women’s Connection Luncheon and Program at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon Dec. 14. Special feature: Betty Hill of Perrysburg, Style Show by Change of Seasons. Music: Skip Jacobs. Speaker: Meschelle Kolb, of Middlebury, Indiana, “It’s not what you say but how you say it.” Cost: $11.50. Reservations: Dorothy, 419-691-9611 or Marilyn, 419-666-1633.
● Dine and Dash Women’s Luncheon to benefit Heartbeat of Toledo at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Town Center at Levis Commons, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., doors open at 10 a.m., lunch noon-1 p.m. Dec. 8. Featured speaker: Erin Wiley, a mental health therapist and owner of the Willow Center. Forty vendors for your holiday shopping, auction, and raffle items. Tickets: $35 each. Reservations by Dec. 4 by calling 419-241-9131 or heartbeatoftoledo.org. Attendees are encouraged to help support Heartbeat’s mission by bringing a new or gently used baby item.
● Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.: Food for Fines drive-through Saturday; the library will forgive $1 in billed overdue fines for each can of food that will be donated to a food pantry. Star Wars Family Fun Night for all ages, 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 9, celebrate the release of The Last Jedi, the newest installment, intergalactic games, and more. Details/registration: 419-874-3135, ext. 119.
● Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo meeting at the Perrysburg Masonic Building, 590 E. South Boundary St., 7-9 p.m. Dec. 7. Details: 419-367-9307.
● The Salvation Army programs “Coats for Families” and Ottawa County Helping Hand Toy Drive/Toys for Tots. We are only accepting new coats this year. Help assure that each child in Ottawa County receives a gift under their tree this holiday, for ages 9-18 years. Contact: Maureen Saponari, 419-732-2769.
● The music of A Charlie Brown Christmas performed by John Cleveland at the Rossford Public Library, 720 Dixie Hwy., immediately following the lighting of the library tree at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free.
● St. Mark Lutheran Church will have its annual Cookie Walk and Cheese Ball sale at 611 Woodville Rd., 9 a.m. to noon, Dec. 9. You can buy by the containers (three sizes available).
● Masterworks Choral Christmas Concert at Epworth United Methodist Church, 4855 W. Central Ave., 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: 419-531-4236/church or 419-242-2787.
● The Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio’s Bel Canto Choir (grades 5-8) will perform in the Atrium of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 325 N. Michigan St., 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Visit: ccofnwo.org.
● The Lucas County Retired Teachers Holiday luncheon at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., noon Dec. 7. Music by the Waite High School singers. Lunch options: 1. Roasted pork loin; 2. Chicken Marsala; 3. Cheese Ravioli. Cost: $22. Mail checks made out to LCRTA with your lunch choice to: Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania, Ohio 43560.
● Pierogi winter dozen sale fund-raiser for the Echoes of Poland Folk Song and Dance Ensemble at the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Hall, 5255 N. Detroit Ave. (across from Doehler Jarvis), from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 8. Advance orders only. Please call 419-475-6262 or 419-531-8658.
● Jingle Bell Shoppe at the East Toledo Senior Center, Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 9. Merchandise and crafts for holiday gift giving. Free wrapping. Details: 419-691-2254.
● Mitten Tree at Wildwood Metropark’s Manor House, 5100 W. Central Ave., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily starting Saturday through Dec. 10. Accepting donations of hats, scarves, and gloves for kids. These will be donated to local children in need.
● Wildwood Metropark program, 5100 W. Central Ave.: S’mores, S’mores and more S’mores, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily starting Saturday through Dec. 10, stop at the Andersons S’more Hut and make a s’more over an open fire, compliments of the Anderson’s and your Metroparks.
● 2018 Gospel Extravaganza “Every Praise Is To Our God!” is a chance for young people to express themselves in music, song, poetry, or dance and will be held at Warren AME Church, 915 Collingwood Blvd. 4 p.m. Jan. 27. If interested in participating call Ms. Jelks, 419-967-1414 or Mr. Faulkner, 419-377-0115.
● Victorian Christmas Tea and Open House, 1107 N. Superior St., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Dec. 16, and 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Enjoy seasonal treats on fine china and linens, holiday decorations. Raffles. Cost: $30. For reservations: Richard, 419-266-8039. All proceeds to Historic Vistula Foundation.
Waterville Presbyterian Church is hosting a Christmas Tree Sale through Dec. 8 or while supplies last.
● Christmas Tree Sale at Waterville Presbyterian Church, 611 Farnsworth Rd., 5-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 8 or until sold out. All proceeds to support the mission and ministry of our church. Further information, 419-878-2806 or watervillefpc.org.
● Waterville Branch Library programs: 800 Michigan Ave.; Make-It Mini Golf for ages 2-6, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, use cardboard, obstacles, and props. Minecraft Meetup, 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Register at 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.
● The Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio’s Jubilate Choir (grades 3-5) will perform at the Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm, 11455 Obee Rd., 2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy carols around the campfire. Detail: ccofnwo.org.
● Village of Whitehouse Enrichment class, Winter Birds and Bird-feeding at the Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 6:30-8 p.m. Monday. Indoor presentation highlighting birds seen in our area. Register, 419-877-5383.
● Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.: Crochet and More 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, bring your current project and exchange ideas; crochet lessons available. Register: 419-849-2744.
● Caregivers’ Support group offered by the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter at Parkcliffe Community, 4226 Parkcliffe Lane, 1 p.m. fourth Thursday of every month. Information: 419-381-9447.
● Heroin Hurts ... Hope Heals Support group for families of addicts at Park Place House, 7805 Angola Rd., Springfield Township, 7-8:15 p.m. first Monday of every month. Details: 419-250-3132.
● 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 every month. Details: Roger, 419-346-2753 or Ernie 419-344-9830.
● Frogtown Low-Vision support group at Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., 10 a.m.-noon first Wednesday of every month. Reservations: Paul or Jan Rachow, 419-867-8007/frogtownvision.org.
● TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1648 support group, 9:30-11 a.m. every Monday. Location/cost/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: Joyce, 419-699-1007 or visit foodaddicts.org.
● Family Cancer Support group at Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital, Cancer Center Library, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave., 6:30 p.m. second Monday of every month. Information: 419-865-0659 or 419-754-1277.
● 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 palgroup.org.
● 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. Families or anyone dealing with addiction welcome. Information: 419-561-5433.
● 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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