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Our Towns Calendar: 5/21



Secor Metropark programs, 10001 W. Central Ave.; Sunday in the Park with Art: Family Gallery Day (all ages) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, scavenger hunt and art activities. Bloom Bicycle Ride (adults and children 10 years and older) noon-1:30 p.m. May 28, all skill levels and bike styles welcome, helmet (required), and a water bottle; dress appropriately for the weather.

Bowling Green

Good Vibrations Community Drum Circle meeting at Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy. (Rt. 25), 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. All are welcome and no experience required. Bring a drum or instrument if you have one or use one of ours. Free. Details:


Howard Marsh Metropark program, 611 S. Howard Rd.; Howard Marsh Kayak Adventure (ages 14 years and older) 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Sunday, all boats and other paddling gear provided. Wear clothing and shoes to get wet (no cotton). Participants must be 14 or older; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your binoculars, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a snack. Cost: $25.


Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; Movie Classic Club showing Isn’t It Romantic? from 1:30-4 p.m. Thursday. Summer Reading Challenge “Libraries Rock!” for adults, teens, and children from June 4 through July 28. Library will be closed on Sundays starting this week. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; Adult Book Discussion 6:30 p.m. Monday, A Walk in the Woods-Rediscovering the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. In Memory of Their Sacrifice and Service: Stories of the Korean War at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday presented by the Northcoast Veteran’s Museum. Lego Challenge, 10 a.m. Saturday, build a dog or dog house. Register, 419-637-2173.


A Night with Nuestra Gente dinner-dance fund-raiser at Cinco de Mayo Restaurant (downstairs party room), 7011 Airport Hwy., 5:30-11 p.m. Wednesday. Bring your family and friends for fun with raffles, door prize, live music, and Mexican food. Tickets at the door: $20, includes food. 


Film Screening of Call of the Scenic River: An Ohio Journey the story of Ohio’s waterways at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., doors open at 6 p.m. and film begins 7 p.m. May 30. Hosted by the Black Swamp Conservancy, 577 Foundation, Partners for Clean Streams, and the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program. Panel discussion follows screening. For additional information:​BSCfilm.

Fallen Timbers Battlefield program, U.S. 23/​I-475 and U.S. 24 (Anthony Wayne Trail); Memorial Day at the Monument, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission invites you to honor those who have fallen and to honor those who have served.


● Monroe Senior Citizens Center programs, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe; Classic Comedy movie screening 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bringing Up Baby, complimentary pop and popcorn. Fund-raiser and music featuring E.C. Duz It and lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, cost $6. The center is open on Memorial Day, May 28 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., potluck from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (bring a dish to pass or pay $3). Details, 734-241-0404.


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


Children may register to create a floral arrangement for the Country Garden Club Flower Show.



Children are invited to create a floral arrangement  for the upcoming Country Garden Club Flower Show with entry forms available at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., between 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. May 31. For children ages 5-12. Flower show will be June 2 and 3. For details contact, Pam Davis at


Lourdes Golf Outing “Hit the Links” to benefit student scholarships at the Bedford Hills Golf Club, 6400 Jackman Rd., Temperance, registration 7:15 a.m., shotgun start 8 a.m. June 1. Cost: $125/​per person or $500/​foursome, includes 18 holes, a continental breakfast, and lunch. Reservations: Abbie Hall, 419-824-3751,, or​HTL18.


Jam City the Gourmet P&J Party at the Renaissance Downtown Toledo Hotel, 444 N. Summit St., 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Where top Toledo chefs create gourmet dishes inspired by the lunchbox staple, PB&J. Celebrating Jam City and Food For Thought. Tickets: $35/​admission and can be purchased online at https://​

Rotary Club of Toledo presents Entrepreneurs-Made in America! at the Park Inn Ballroom, second floor, 101 N. Summit St., at noon Monday. Speaker: Brian Epstein, of NextTech Ohio, the NWO State Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP) Program in collaboration with ProMedica, Mercy Health, University of Toledo, and Bowling Green Green State University. Lunch available for $15. For details: 419-241-7060.

Miracle League Ride and Rally Poker Run Charity Event presented by Everdry Waterproofing, 2930 Centennial Rd., registration 9 a.m., kickstands up 10:30 a.m. June 2. Destination, American Legion #646, 1074 Clarion Ave., Holland, with rally at 2 p.m. Live music, 50/​50 raffle, prizes, food, and beverages. Details about the Ride and Rally Poker Run fund-raising event or making a donation, contact Melissa Bumpus, of EverDry Toledo, 419-469-1780.

Toledo Botanical Garden Park programs, Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr.; Young Tree Training: Maintenance Practices for Young Plants That Pay Off Big with Age! for ages 16 years and older, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, learn some tricks of the trade that will make your plants love to be a part of your landscape. Family Hike: Search for Butterflies 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, enjoy a stroll with the whole family while on a guided nature tour with a park interpreter. Reservations: 419-407-9701.

German Speakers’ Conversation evenings (”Stammtisch”) at the Bier Stube Bar and Grill, 5333 Monroe St. (Monroe Street Market Square), 7:30-10 p.m. every Tuesday. All fluent German speakers, native or non-native are welcome. Details: 419-376-1740.

Mud Hens Special Needs Field of Dreams Clinic at Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., noon-2 p.m. Saturday. Open to any child between the ages of 5 and 18 with special needs. Features three simultaneous games on the field with Mud Hens players, including an opportunity for each child to get at least one at bat at Home Plate, complete with an introduction on the public address system, and a live shot on the video board. One adult chaperone is required to be in attendance with each child attending the clinic. All campers who participate will receive a free Saturday game ticket (extra tickets are available for $12), souvenir baseball for autographs, and a camp T-shirt. Registration: $25, contact Brian Wilson, 419-720-6535 or email at

Music in the Stranleigh Grand Manor with concert by Candice Coleman and Chris Brown, Wildwood Metropark, 5100 Central Ave. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday. Enjoy a salad buffet lunch. Cost: $15/​person. Reservations, 419-407-9700.


● Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.; Business Boost (adults) 6-8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Volunteen (for teens) Training 6:30-8 p.m. May 29 and 30, 4 p.m. May 31, and 10 a.m. June 2.  Register at: 419-878-3055 or


Whitehouse Council Scholarship Fund to award two $500 scholarships to residents seeking post-secondary education. Requirements and applications available at the Village Hall or (Forms). Applications are due by June 30.

Oak Openings Preserve program, 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Oak Openings Wildflowers in the Mallard Lake Area 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, led by naturalists.


Macomber/​Whitney Reunion Class of 1956 at Bayview Yacht Club, 3902 N. Summit St., 4 p.m. July 28. Classes from 1950-1960 invited too. Reservations by July 15. No walk ins. Call Dave Czajka, 419-385-2292.

Summerfield High School Reunion Classes of 1967, 1968, and 1969 at LaRoy’s Hall, 12375 S. Telegraph Rd., LaSalle, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 2018. 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.

Whitmer Class of 1963 55th Reunion Aug. 25. For our class only. Please contact: Gary Schweer, 419-351-4884 or

Bedford High School Class of 1968 Reunion at the Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania on Aug. 25. If you were a classmate or know someone that was part of this class, contact: Margie Folk Breske, 734-856-5256 or email or Ken Kruzynski, 734-847-0922 or email

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

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

Jefferson Rule (1820-1902) Descendants 100th Reunion in the Poplar Shelter at Meadowbrook Park, 5430 W. Tiffin St., Bascom, Ohio, Aug. 12. Jefferson Rule with his wife, Eliza Patterson, had twelve children and early settlers in Seneca County, Ohio. Families bearing these names Coffman, Henninger, Spotts, Egbert, Metzger, Matz, Miller, Dudrow, Brundage, deAngelis, Cundiff, Hoeltzel, Sherman, Fisher, and possibly others could be added. A memorable afternoon of reconnecting with family in the area and from other states. If you are, or think you are, or know someone who may be related to the Rule family contact:

Support groups

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.

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. second Monday of each month. Information: 419-865-0659 or 419-754-1277.

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; Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Lane, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 419-392-2420; and Mercy St. Anne’s Hospital in the 3rd Floor Conference Room #3, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave.,10-11 a.m. Saturdays, 248-408-1853.

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 ​https://​​parent-support-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. 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 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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