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Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University events, 1001 E. Wooster St.; Tuesdays at the Gish presents The Florida Project (2017 film directed by Sean Baker) in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union (Theater), with an introduction by Britt Rhuart, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and Cinposium, featuring short films created by Bowling Green State University students at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. The Edwin H. Simmons Creative Minds Series presents Rita Dove, poet/​author at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre in the Wolf Center for the Arts. All are free.

Get A Clue For the Kids benefiting the Ronald McDonald House at the Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Solve the mystery presented by the Bowling Green High School drama students in an original mystery by Tyler Savino. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and prize for the winning team. Organized by the Red Shoe Society, Tickets: $40 per person and can be purchased online at​store/​RSSofNWO/ or at J and M Carryout, 10015 S. Dixie Hwy., Portage, Ohio. Questions, call 567-694-5172.


Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Findlay Race for the Cure 9 a.m. Sept. 29. For details,, 419-724-2873, or


Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; Crochet Connection (adults) 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, all levels, bring your own hooks and yarn. LEGO Challenge (kindergarten to grade 6) 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday. Third Thursday Movie Club (adults) A Wrinkle in Time, 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Adult Coloring 6:30-8:15 p.m. Sept. 24, coloring, conversation, and refreshments. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209 or online at


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; Cookbook Club 6:30 p.m. Monday, appetizers and fall desserts, bring a copy of your recipe with your dish. Book and Snack Pack: Chapter Books (grades 1-4) 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Toys go Out by Emily Jenkins. Book Bears: Early Readers 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Fox on Wheels by Edward Marshall. Lego Challenge 10 a.m. Saturday, build a tent or a campfire out of Legos. Adult Book Discussion 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Register, 419-637-2173.


Quilter’s Guild meeting at Holland Free Methodist Church, 6605 Angola Rd., doors open 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Thursday. Topic: Sewing machine maintenance. Public is welcome.

Blood Drive at Providence Lutheran Church’s Family Life Center, 8131 Airport Hwy., 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. For appointment:, enter sponsor code, PROVLUTH. Walk-ins are welcome.

Wiregrass Lake Metroparks program, 201 N. Eber Rd.; Autumnal Eqinox Walk, Wiregrass Lake parking lot, 4-5 p.m. Saturday, first day of fall walk around Wiregrass pond, look and listen for signs of fall as we explore this newer Metropark. Free. Register: 419-407-9701.

Westwinds Area (Metropark) program, 9918 Geiser Rd.; Try It! Archery, parking lot, 1-2 p.m. Sunday, this program will provide an introduction to the sport of archery; learn archery range and safety essentials, then try your hand at shooting. If you enjoy your Archery Try It, sign up for an in depth Archery 101 class. $4. Register: 419-407-9701.


Side Cut Metropark program, 1025 W. River Rd.: Try It! Canoeing at Silverlake parking lot, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, one hour learn the very basics, participants must be 8 years or older to paddle, minors must be accompanied by an adult, register all participants, cost $4. Register, 419-407-9701.

Maumee Senior Center events, 2430 S. Detroit Ave.: Frankenmuth, Michigan Trip with a visit to Bronner’s Christmas Store, leaving at 7 a.m. returning at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Tickets: $55/​per person, does not include lunch or dinner. For tickets, 419-893-1994 or email

Fallen Timbers Battlefield program, 4949 Jerome Rd.; the Weapons of Fallen Timbers, Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Visitor Center, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission will host a special program on 18th century warfare; see first-hand the grim technology of war on the frontier, and historical re-enactors will be staging musket drills and black powder demonstrations, free. Register: 419-407-9701.


Constitution Day with speaker Dennis W. Archer at Adrian College’s Dawson Auditorium, 240 S. Charles St., Adrian, noon-1 p.m. Monday. Mr. Archer, a former associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and former mayor of Detroit, will speak on “Integrity Doesn’t Go Out of Style.” For more information, 517-265-5161.

Ida Michigan Car/​Bike Show at the American Legion Post 514, 11601 Lewis Ave., Ida, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Music, food, beverages, driver door prizes, and 50/​50 raffle. Details: Karl, 419-466-3458.

The Bedford Artists Club first meeting in the community room at the Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Acrylic painting demonstration by Aaron Bivins, a well known artist from the Toledo area. Open to anyone interested in art, accepting new members. For details: 419-378-1323.


Oregon Bandstand’s Under the Sea and Soup Cook-off at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., 6-11 p.m. Oct. 6. Featuring Bob Wurst, raffles, costume contest, and cash bar. Tickets: $15 per person, call to reserve your tickets, 419-698-7078. All proceeds to the JWH (James “Wes” Hancock) Oregon Senior Center.

● VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Drive, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Details, 419-725-9916.


A Constitution Day Conversation at Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theatre, 30335 Oregon Rd., 7 p.m. Monday. Jeremy Meier, theater professor, will present his one-man show, “Americans,” which depicts Robert Kennedy’s run for the presidency in 1968 and Kennedy’s immigrant background and values of an inclusive society. Steve Culbertson, professor of Communications and Humanities will join the conversation to discuss the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Free. For details, 567-661-7081.

Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.; “In Pursuit of Ethics” presented by the Better Business Bureau Foundation 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, hands-on, improve critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and raise self-awareness, advance registration required. Reel Art International and Art Film Series murder mystery Commissario Brunetti: “The Girl of his Dreams,” 7 p.m. Friday, free. Virtual tour of Spain and Italy presentation by Judy Pfaffenberger, 2 p.m. Sept. 24. Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) six-week workshop 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 25 through Oct. 30, learn how to take control of diabetes, registration required. “Stop the Bleed” Training with Mercy Health-St. Vincent’s Trauma Program 2 p.m. Sept. 27, advance registration required. The Great American Read at Bowling Green State University’s Planetarium 7:45 p.m. Sept. 27, book discussion/​planetarium show, and questions/​answers with an astronomer, registration required (at extension 112). Registration/​details: 419-874-3135, ext. 119 or

Perrysburg Fire CPR Training Center Family and Friends CPR Class at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. For people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.Class will cover adult hands-only CPR with AED, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and relief of choking. Cost: $5 at registration. Registration at the library’s information desk. Questions: Amy Vasko, 419-872-8027 or


Rossford Public Library programs, 720 Dixie Hwy.; Live Monarch Butterfly Release by the Toledo Zoo in the front garden of the library 6 p.m. Wednesday (rain date Sept. 26). Fall Storytime (1-3-year-olds) 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 18 through Oct. 31 and for (4-6 year olds) 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 24. Register, 419-666-0924.


Free Memory Screenings at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd., 2-4 p.m. Sept. 26. For reservations call Mr. Chris Cremean, 419-825-1145.


Community Picnic and Gathering to recognize immigrant contributions to our communities at Olander Park, Picnic Shelter #1, 6930 W. Sylvania Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Hosted by Women of Toledo and Welcome Toledo-Lucas County. Bring a dish to share. For details contact: Nina Corder, 419-377-5457 or Brittany Ford, 419-213-4539.


Toledo Naturalists’ Association meeting at the Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. Speaker: Viktor Barricklow, a Sylvania resident will talk about his experiences while working as a contractor at the Amundesen-Scott South Pole Station and at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, and tell about his time in the most extreme conditions on the planet. Free. For information on programs and membership,

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.

Friendship Park Community Center Booster’s Craft Show 2930 131st St. (in Point Place), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Handmade crafts.

Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Toledo Race for the Cure 9 a.m. Sept. 30. For details, 419-724-2873, or

Birmingham Branch Library programs, 203 Paine Ave.; Autumn Luminaries (ages 5-10) 4 p.m. Tuesday, make an easy craft. Birmingham Book Group (adults) 2 p.m. Tuesday, discussion will be on I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. Latino Quesadilla (ages 5-10) 4 p.m. Thursday, the Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center will demonstrate cooking this quesadilla using ingredients not normally found in a traditional quesadilla. Details: 419-259-5210.

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. Sept. 24. Lunch theme and destination is Graceland. Reservations by Thursday, 419-691-2254.

The Lucas County Retired Teachers fall luncheon at the Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland, at noon on Sept. 27. Speaker: Dawn Shinew of Bowling Green State University on current innovations in education training. Charity is Mom’s House (refer to Slate for specific items needed). Choice of entree: 1. Cranberry/​Bourbon chicken; 2. Roasted beef with mushroom gravy; 3. Mushroom Ravioli with Olive oil and herbs. Cost: $20.50. Send check to LCRTA for $20.50 with lunch choice by Wednesday to: Jeannine Petcoff, 15139 Todd Rd., Petersburg, Michigan 49270.

Wildwood Preserve programs, 5100 W. Central Ave.; Story Time in the Manor House 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, in the library for stories/​crafts before taking a short hike outside, adults must accompany child during the program, register child only, cost $3.50 . Reservations, 419-407-9790.


Waterville Branch Library Book Sale, 800 Michigan Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Books, magazines, audio recordings (tape and CD), video recordings (VHS and DVD), and more.

Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.; British Comedy Night (adults) 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, watch two episodes of Keeping Up Appearances, get quizzed, a fun discussion, and door prizes. Movie of the month (adults) 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, La La Land, popcorn and other movie refreshments provided. Going Native (adults) 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesday, presentation on  converting home landscaping to all native plants. Register at: 419-878-3055 or


Village of Whitehouse Fly Fishing Enrichment class at Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Denny McLean, who’s been fly fishing since 1978, will teach on fly rods vs. spinning, traditional and Spey casting basics, line handling, casting techniques, and if time allows audience casting. Free and open to the public. Participants must be at least 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Registration required, 419-877-5383.


Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Crochet and More 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, knitting, crochet, macrame, or any type of craft, bring project, exchange ideas, and techniques, crochet lessons available. Yarn Wrapping (teens/​tweens) 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, spiff up an item using scraps of yarn, yarn provided. Register, 419-849-2744.


Walbridge School reunion for any adults that attended the school in Walbridge will be held at the VFW Post 9963 Banquet Room, 109 N. Main St., Walbridge, beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost: $20/​per person. For details contact: Vicki Ducket Sigler, 419-508-4653 or Cheri Sigler Carr, 419-343-1368.

The Whitmer High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion at Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania, Saturday. For details and to register: or contact Joyce McCloskey Slusher, 419-509-5723.

Whitney High School Class of 1966 (Health Services Only) luncheon at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Rd., Maumee, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Help find other classmates. Contact: Rosemary Riley,​419-490-7554 or Ann Ramlow,​419-693-7663.

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

Woodward High School 1968 50th Class Reunion at Shorty’s Back Forty, 5215 Monroe St., 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 29. Cost: $45 per person. Contact: Colette Kalisz Egner, 419-824-3403 or Sherry Hobbs Fitzpatrick, 419-356-4468.

Start High School Class of 1968 50th Reunion weekend Oct. 4-7. Activities begin at Tony Packo’s on Oct. 4. See the new Start with a tour and transportation, then an evening reception at the Heights in the Renaissance on Oct. 5. Dinner dance evening at the Renaissance Toledo on Oct. 6. Picnic at Olander Park, Sylvania will be Oct. 7. Attend one or all events. Total cost: $75 (activities are not separately priced). For more information/​reservations/​pay go to or contact Jan Fought Brown, or Kim Wening Maros, or 734-848-8007.

Sylvania High School Class of 1973 celebrating 45th Reunion at the Spuyten Duyvall Golf Club, 9501 Central Ave, Sylvania on Oct. 6. There will be more activities during the weekend. For details see our Facebook page, Sylvania High School Class of 1973 or email at

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://​

Libbey High School class of 1958 60th Reunion at Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, Ohio from 6-10:30 p.m. Oct. 20. For reservations form or more information email

Support groups

Are you finding it difficult to be a mom today? Come to this free 4-part series “How to Raise Good Kids” at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, St. Rt. 795 (across from old Millbury School), Millbury, Ohio, 9:30-11 a.m. on Oct. 3, Oct. 17, and Nov. 7. Learn helpful child-raising techniques. Free childcare provided. Questions: 419-666-1812.

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. Details: Jennifer Traver, 734-497-5683 (call/​text) or email or Michigan Parkinson Foundation, 800-852-9781.

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.

Prostate Cancer Support Group at Mercy 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; 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.

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1961 support group at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd., Sylvania, 6-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Questions: 419-472-3192.

GriefShare Support Group at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., meal provided at 6 p.m., 13-week program 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays (started Sept. 4). Community members who have experienced the death of someone close are invited to attend. This non-denominational 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 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/​details: 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. Families or anyone dealing with addiction welcome. Information: 419-561-5433.

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.

Are you a Widow? Widows Empowered Strengthened and I support group at Reynolds Corners Branch Library, 4833 Dorr St., 1-3 p.m. every third Saturday of each month. Details: 419-359-4001, or website,

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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