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Historic Lyme Village March Murder Mystery and Irish-themed dinner, 5001 State Route 4, 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost $40 per person. Reservations required, 419-483-4949.


The Fostoria Community Band’s Spring Concert at the Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School, 1001 Park Ave., 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Theme is “Across the Pond-Music from the British Isles to the American Shores.” Traditional marches, folk songs, movie music, Dixieland, and more. Light refreshments during intermission and donations are accepted. Concert is free and open to the public.


Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; Historic U.S. Route 6, 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, the history of U.S. Route 6 in Ohio presented by Gary Hunter of Ohio U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association. Book Discussion Group 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday, In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, available at the adult reference desk. Kindness is WONDERful grades kindergarten-sixth, 1 p.m. Saturday, showing the movie Wonder and making kindness themed crafts. Teen Book Club grades 7-12, 4-5 p.m. March 13, pick up copy of Ms. Marvel at youth desk before meeting, then meet to discuss. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; Cookbook Club 6:30 p.m. March 12, this month’s cookbook The Ultimate Beef, Chicken and Pork Cookbook by Taste of Home, bring copy of recipe along with your dish. Basketball Mania for Teens! grades 7-12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 13, bracket contest with trivia and snacks. Register, 419-637-2173.


Fallen Timbers Battlefield program, U.S. 23/​I-475 and U.S. 24 (Anthony Wayne Trail), parking at visitor center 4949 Jerome Rd.; Adult Learning Series with Secor Park Supervisor Steve Stockford, 2 p.m. Sunday, creating your own window on wildlife. Topics: design, feeder placement, seed/​feed options, water features, plant selections, and what birds you may attract. Featuring an indoor presentation followed by an optional, short naturalist led hike. Register: 419-407-9701.


Whiteford Music Department and Whiteford Music Boosters presents Seussical musical at the Whiteford Agricultural High School, 6655 Consear Rd., Ottawa Lake, 7:30 p.m. March 16 and 17, and 2:30 p.m. March 18. Tickets: general admission $12/​adults; $8/​students/​senior citizens; platinum $20; premium $17; bleacher seats (limited) $5. Tickets/​details: 616-745-5907 or email

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

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


Easter Bunny Photo Session for Andy’s Army Canine Cancer Awareness Project at the Gladieux Home Center, 5120 Navarre Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 18. The Holiday Hare will make a special appearance. Pets, children, and families are invited to get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny, cost $10 for each 4 by 6 inch framed photo. There will also be a T-shirt logo contest through April 1 for students in grades 1-8. Entries should reflect a facet of dog wellness, such as exercise, dental health, grooming, and regular check-ups with vets. For details on the logo contest, Submit logo entry to sue@andy’ Photo event proceeds benefit canine cancer research.

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


Fort Meigs Tea and Historic Craft programs, 29100 W. River Rd., 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Learn about tea time in the early 19th century and make a historic craft. Program is suitable for all aged 6 years and older. General admission to site is required. Additional fee for tea which will include entrance to the Legacy of Freedom museum exhibit. Admission is $5/​adults, $4/​seniors, $3/​students, and children ages 5 and younger and Ohio History Connection members are free. Details: 800-283-8916 or

Book ‘em, Dano! Once-Read Book Center book sale donations are being accepted at the center at 577 Foundation, 577 Front St., now 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 31. Limit of five boxes per drop off. No National Geographics, magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, catalogs, CD/​DVD’s more than 1 year old. Details and/​or to volunteer in sorting and book fair call, 419-537-9663.

PRIZM “No Mic Night Reunion” at the Gathering Volumes Bookstore, 196 E. South Boundary St., 6:30-8 p.m. March 13. Host is Denise from the bookstore, sharing her vision of supporting the local literary community. Peer review, useful feedback, and tips for getting published in an informal atmosphere. Free and open to the public. For details 419-931-8732 or visit

Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner and silent auction at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., 5-8 March 25. Good food, fun, and a good cause. Enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar. Cost: $35 and must be purchased in advance by March 16 at​spaygehetti or mailing check to Humane Ohio, with full names of each attendee, 3131 Tremainsville Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43613. Details: 419-266-5607, ext. 111. Benefits homeless cats and dogs.


WTOL's Kristi Leigh will be the speaker at the Lucas County Retired Teachers luncheon March 21.

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Lucas County Retired Teachers luncheon at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, at noon March 21. Speaker: Kristi Leigh, WTOL news team and from Maumee. Officials will collect donations of shampoo/​conditioner, baby wash/​powder/​lotion/​diapers, feminine hygiene products, and makeup for the Aurora House. Entree choices: 1. Chicken Marsala; 2. Meat lasagna; 3. Vegetable lasagna, cost $19. Send payment made to LCRTA and lunch choice by March 13: Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury Dr., Sylvania, Ohio 43560.

Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Reel Talk classic film series screening Stairway to Heaven, 10 a.m. Thursday. Easter Cupcake class 10 a.m.-noon March 12 or March 22, taught by Wendy Bach, supplies provided, register early, class space limited. Show Me the Movie screening Battle of the Sexes, 2 p.m. March 13, adults only, first come/​first seated. ​Details: 419-874-3135, ext. 119 or


Rossford Public Library programs: 720 Dixie Hwy.; Reading Therapy Dogs (registration is open) 15 minute sessions between 6:45-7:30 p.m. this Thursday and March 15, 22, and 29. Students of the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, free. Spring storytime for 1-3 year olds, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Wednesdays, March 13-April 4. Storytime for 4-6 year olds, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 14-April 4. Register, 419-666-0924.


Limitless: Rewind with Limitless Dance Company Toledo School for the Arts at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 7 p.m. Thursday. Contemporary, tap, jazz, musical theatre, and a new piece. Tickets: 419-246-8732 ext. 226.

“One Woman Show” and luncheon, all women are invited to the Frederick Douglass Community Center, 1001 Indiana Ave. at N. Hawley St., doors open at 10:30 a.m., event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Guest artist: Alice Grace in honor of “Women’s History Month.” Purpose to gather Toledo women’s artists, business, and creative women in and surrounding area, develop networking, new relationships, and support. Donation: $5, limited seating. Reservations, 419-410-8022.

East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St.; Hot home cooked lunches available at 11:45 a.m. Monday-Friday, must be ordered day before no later than 11 a.m., cost recommended $2.50 for those 60 years and older. St. Patrick’s Day Party 11:45 a.m. March 14, cost $5 per person and includes lunch, games, and prizes, deadline for sign up is Friday. For more information, 419-691-2254.

Birmingham Branch Library program: 203 Paine Ave.; A Latte iPad Cafe for teens and tweens, 4 p.m. Friday, coffee with friends. Details: 419-259-5210.

West Toledo Branch Library program: 1320 Sylvania Ave.; Monsters of Ohio’s Ancient Shallow Seas 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and make a craft. Details: 419-259-5290.

Block Watch meeting at Grace Community Church, 3700 Dorr St., 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Euchre Tournament at Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Toledo Club, 5255 N. Detroit Ave., 7 p.m. Friday. Entry fee: $6. Details: 419-470- 8710.

Wildwood Metropark program: 5100 W. Central Ave.; Travel Circle-The Spectacular Canadian Rockies in Ward Pavilion, 2:15 p.m. (optional walk/​cross-country ski at 1 p.m.) Saturday presented by Sally and Bernie Albert. Reservations: 419-407-9701.

Toledo Polish Genealogical Society presentation at St. Michael’s School, 420 Sandusky St., 10 a.m. March 17. Irene Martin, Preservation and Reference Librarian of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library will speak on immigration, Ellis Island and Castle Garden. Public welcome. Visit:

Toledo Botanical Garden Park program: Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr.; Winter Gardening Series: Conifers, Evergreens, and Square Foot Gardening, 9 a.m. Saturday, cost $25. Reservations: 419-407-9701.


Whitehouse Library programs, 10651 Waterville St.; Hop to the Library grades kindergarten-third, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, stories, crafts, and snacks. BookNuts at Route 64 Pub and Grub, 1 p.m. March 12, The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan. March Madness Sale through entire month of March during library hours, featuring reduced prices on used books, videos, and magazines. Register and/​or details: 419-877-9088 or email

Oak Openings Preserve programs: 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Orienteering 201 (adults and teens) 10 a.m. Saturday, advanced orienteering course, brief introduction to course, and navigation are included. Dress for the weather/​wear footwear appropriate for off-trail and uneven ground, cost $6; Shelter, Signal, Survive (ages 12 and older) 3:30 p.m. Sunday, learn survival skills, cost $3. Register, 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Chess and Checkers grades kindergarten-6, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, learn the fundamentals. Kidz Book Club grades 1-4, 6:15 p.m. March 12, share a book you’ve recently read, crafts, and snacks. Register: 419-849-2744.


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

Jefferson Rule (1820-1902) Descendants 100th Reunion in the Poplar Shelter at Meadowbrook Park, 5430 W. Tiffin St., Bascom, Ohio, Aug. 12. If you are, or think you are, or know someone who may be related to the Rule family and for details contact:

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: Joyce, 419-699-1007 or visit

Family 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; at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Lane, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 419-392-2420; and Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy.,10-11 a.m. Saturdays, 248-408-1853 or

GriefShare Support Group at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., dinner provided at 6 p.m., program 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Community members who have experienced the death of someone close are invited to attend this 13-week GriefShare program. This nondenominational group features 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 Double ARC, 5800 Monroe St., Building F-5, Sylvania, 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. To sign up and more information:​parent-support-group.

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.

Shakin’ Not Stirred’s Monroe County and Contiguous Areas Parkinson’s Support Group at Monroe Charter Township in the Nature Center, 4925 E. Dunbar Rd., Monroe, 6:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of each month. For individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones. Learn the latest about this disease and how to cope successfully with daily challenges. Details: Jennifer Traver, 734-497-5683 (call or text) or email at

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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