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Cooley Canal Yacht Club Regatta, 12235 W. Bono Rd., doors open at 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Performances by the Sweet Tea Band on Friday and Area51 Band (2-6 p.m.) and Cruizin’ Jupiter Band (8-midnight) on Saturday. Food will be available on both days. Motorcycle Poker Run, registration 9:30 a.m. Saturday, $15 per person for ride, poker hand $5 (optional). Proceeds of 50/​50, raffles, and poker run will benefit the G.O.A.L. Autism School of Lucas County. Details, 419-707-1070/​419-340-2584.


Harris-Elmore Library programs, 328 Toledo St.; “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program runs through July 28. Storytime for preschoolers 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Elementary storytime 1 p.m. Wednesdays, includes stories, snacks, and crafts. Details/​registration: 419-862-2482.


Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; Summer Reading Challenge “Libraries Rock!” for adults, teens, and children through July 28. Make Your Own Drum, kindergarten through grade 6, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday: Teen Iron Chef (grades 7-12) 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday: food showdown and compete for the title by making a main dish and a dessert, all ingredients provided. Book Discussion Group (adults) 7-8:15 p.m. books available at the adult reference desk, discussion will be on the book If the Creek Don’t Rise: A Novel by Leah Weiss. Friday and Saturday: People’s Choice Flower Show during open hours, arrangements are created to match children’s storybooks. Adult Coloring 6:30-8:15 p.m. June 18: coloring, conversation, and refreshments, all supplies provided. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, extension 209 or online at


Genoa Branch Library programs, 602 West St.; “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program runs through July 28. Storytime for preschoolers 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Elementary storytime 1 p.m. Tuesdays, they include stories, snacks, and crafts. Details: 419-855-3380.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; Book and Munch Bunch: Chapter Books for grades 4-7, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko. Register, 419-637-2173.

Grand Rapids

Providence Metropark programs, 13200 S. River Rd. (Historic Area) or 13827 S. River Rd. (Dam Area); Science Mill 1800 at the Isaac Ludwig Mill, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, family-friendly hands on STEM activities, free. Dad’s Day Cruise (dads ride free) Kimble’s Landing Historic Area, 12:30-3:30 p.m., “The Volunteer,” a replica 1870s canal boat, departs 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., tickets 419-407-9700. Reservations, 419-407-9701.


Wiregrass Lake Metroparks program, 201 N. Eber Rd.; Try It Stand Up Paddleboarding, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, ages 5-7 will ride along with a parent and ages 8 or older who can paddle independently, fee $12.  Reservations: 419-407-9701.


Side Cut Metropark program, 1025 W. River Rd.: Side Cut Explorer, Riverview Area parking lot, 10 a.m. or 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, travel along the banks of the Maumee River and down the canal towpath, open-air trolley, fee $4. Register, 419-407-9701.


Spaghetti Dinner fund-raising event for a kidney for Christina at the VFW Post 9656, 4120 Piehl Rd., Lambertville, 3-7 p.m. June 24. Dinners: $10, dine-in or take-out. Call, Robin, 734-497- 5905. Proceeds will help pay for Christina’s medical expenses.

●  Monroe Senior Citizens Center programs, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe; Wood Carvers 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Monroe Sewing Club 6 p.m. June 18, in conference room. Details, 734-241-0404.

Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County for children in need sponsored by the Salvation Army. Application forms are available at Whiteford’s website, and at the Salvation Army, 815 E. First St., Monroe, or call 734-241-7181. Forms due by July 18.

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

Whiteford Athletic Boosters Golf Outing at the Legacy Golf Club, 7677 US-223, Ottawa Lake, registration 7:30 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m. June 22. Cost: $85/​player includes Team Skin, greens fee, range balls, cart, and dinner. Great prizes. Register: For details: 419-574-2419.


Benefit Dinner/​Poker Run for Lauren Salas at Northwood High School, 700 Lemoyne Rd., poker run registration 11 a.m. ​kickstands at noon, dinner/​events 3-7 p.m. June 23. Poker Run fee is $20/​per rider and an additional $10/​per passenger. Dinner: $10 (smoked pork). Lauren, 24 years old, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Benefits will go towards her medical and living expenses while she is undergoing treatment. For donations and/​or details call Shelly, 419-917-9114.


Oregon's Earth Day collection takes place Saturday.

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Oregon Community Earth Day Collection at the Oregon Municipal Building, 5330 Seaman Rd., 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Bring your unwanted oil-based paint, gasoline, adhesives, driveway sealers, automotive products, batteries, household cleaners, pesticides, fungicides, fluorescent light bulbs, and tires (limit four per household). Must have proof of residence. Details, 419-698-7162.

JWH (James “Wes” Hancock) Oregon Senior Center event, 4350 Navarre Ave.; Dance with Us, line dancing 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, ballroom 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Day Trip 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to Three Girlz Urban Living to shop, then to Howard Marsh for sightseeing, then a brown bag lunch at Pearson Park, cost $10 per person. Shop ‘Til You Drop to Vermilion, Ohio, departing at 11:15 a.m., returning 3:30 p.m. June 20 (lunch 11:45 a.m. at Quaker Steak and Lube), a donation of $4 for transportation. Questions: 419-698-7078.

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


Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.; LinkedIn class 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, by Jennifer Sader, learn how to create your profile and more. Video Travelogue “Crossing the Pond” with Judy Pfaffenberger, 2 p.m. Wednesday, featuring a transatlantic cruise with stops in Spain and Portugal. Getting the most out of selling your home 6 p.m. Wednesday.

● Perrysburg Fire CPR Training Center’s Family and Friends CPR class at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 6-9 p.m. June 18. This class is for people who want to learn CPR, but do not need a course completion card. Ideal for students, parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others. Class will cover adult hands-only CPR with AED, child CPR with breaths, adult/​child AED use, infant CPR, and adult/​child/​infant relief of choking. Cost: $5, payable at registration. Register at the library’s information desk. Questions: Amy Allen at the Perrysburg Fire Division, 419-872-8027 or email at

Port Clinton

Salvation Army Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Service Unit, 1834 E. Perry St., event 4-6 p.m., ribbon cutting 5 p.m. with open house until 6 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy light appetizers and refreshments while touring the facility made possible by the estate of Helen Harris, a Catawba resident. Free event with reservations by contacting Maureen at 419-732-2769 or email


Rossford Public Library Concert Series, 720 Dixie Hwy. (on the lawn), 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Toledo’s Cakewalkin’ Jass Band. Bring a lawn chair/​blanket. Free. If bad weather, concert will go inside.


Rummage Sale at Little Flower Cathlic Parish, O’Grady Community Center, 5522 Dorr St. at Olimphia Rd., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (bag day, two bags for $1, bags provided).

Fill-A-Bag event at Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Clothing (plus sizes too), children’s items, and household items. We provide the bags.

Trendsetters Toastmasters Club meeting at Reynolds Corners Branch Library, Meeting Room 2, 4833 Dorr St., 6:30-8 p.m. Monday. Toastmasters assists all community members with public speaking and leadership skills. Open to the public.

East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St.; Honoring fathers with a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. June 18, reservations by Thursday. Book Worms book club meets once a month, call center to sign up. For details and to register, 419-691-2254.

Euchre Tournament at Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Toledo Club, 5255 N. Detroit Ave., 7 p.m. Friday. Entry fee: $7. Questions: 419-476-9711.

The Northwest Ohio Writer’s Forum meeting at the Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Public welcome to come and hear published and prospective writers’ stories.

Chicken dinner and bake sale at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St., 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets: $10/​presale and $12 at the door. Dine-in or carry-out. For details, 419-691-2254.

Songs of Fatherhood: A Father’s Day Concert an afternoon of choral music at Trinity Episcopal Church, 316 Adams St., 3 p.m. Sunday. Conducted by Brad Pierson, of the University of Toledo, featuring “A Father” by Sylvania-based composer Kevin Foster (also singing and playing piano). For a full list of repertoire see website or Facebook page for event. Guests will receive an 11x17 poster featuring artwork created specifically to pair with the music and children will be provided with crayons. Tickets: $10 general admission (children under 12 free) available through:  http://​​schedule.

Toledo Ukesters Jam Session/​meeting at the King Road Branch Library, 3900 King Rd., 7-8:30 p.m. June 18. All players welcome from beginners to experienced. Bring a ukulele, borrow one, and join us. Free. Questions email, Sharon at

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Event at these locations: Roosevelt Park, 910 Dorr St.; Pickford Pool, 3000 Medford Drive, and Jamie Farr Pool, 2000 Summit St., 1-3 p.m. June 21. Registration at each location will be at noon. Everyone participating must be registered, in position, and ready to begin the lesson well before the official start time for lesson. For details go to or contact Aaron Myers, 419-245-3388 or email

Dream Travelers, see the world through food and photos at the East Toledo Senior Center, Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., 10:45 a.m. June 25. Lunch theme and destination is Iceland. Reservations by June 21, 419-691-2254.

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.

Noon Tunes at the Manor House in the gazebo at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 Central Ave. noon-1 p.m. Friday, local artists provide entertainment, bring lawn chair and your lunch, free. Reservations, 419-407-9701.


Rock the Block on N. Third St., 5-11 p.m. Saturday. Performance by the KidzB4 and Mess with Emily. Food trucks and more. Admission: $5. Proceeds to the DART program.


Oak Openings Preserve program, 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Fishing with Dad, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, meet in the Evergreen Lake parking lot, all equipment/​bait provided, all ages welcome. Ages 16 and above must have a valid Ohio fishing license. Bring a chair, bug repellent, water, and sunscreen. Free. Reservations, 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Summer Kidz Crafts (grades kindergarten-6) 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Father’s Day Crafts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Nature Night-Butterflies grades kindergarten to 6, 7 p.m. June 18. Summer Dance Party for toddlers and preschoolers 10 a.m. June 19, story and musical fun. Register, 419-849-2744.


Anthony Wayne High School Class of 1963 55th reunion will be held on Aug. 18 and 19. If you haven’t received a letter or sent in reservations (due by July 16), Contact, Carol Heuerman at 419-875-6585 or email at

Sylvania Northview/​Southview Class of 1978 40th High School Reunion at JoJo’s, 5614 Mayberry Square, Sylvania, 6 p.m. June 22. Cash bar. Then dinner at Shorty’s Back Forty, 5215 Monroe St., 6 p.m. June 23, $30 per person or $35 at the door. Reservations by Friday. For details, visit us on Facebook at Sylvania High School Reunion Class of 1978 or email for a reservation form and information on the weekend activities.

Metamora High School Alumni 93rd and final banquet at Evergreen Elementary School, 14844 Co. Rd. 6, Metamora, Ohio 43540, 5 p.m. July 28. For details contact Alice at

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

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

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 12 children and were 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 please contact:

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