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Plant Exchange May 3, 10-11 a.m., Toledo-Lucas County Main Library Parking Garage, 325 Michigan St. (garage entrance on Adams Street). Plant drop-off from 8-10 a.m.

Birmingham Development Corp. Meeting May 6 p.m. Birmingham Branch Library. The BDC, a group of concerned neighbors in the Birmingham community, meets bimonthly to discuss issues regarding the neighborhood garden, crime and housing. Neighbors and friends welcome.

Waite High School, class of 1964 50th Class Reunion May 9 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg. Invitations were recently mailed. Those who did not receive an invitation may email or call 419-215-4394.

Frugal Gardener Event sponsored by Master Gardener Volunteers ¬ – Lucas County June 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, Hillcrest & Willys Parkway (at the 475 & I-75 N. split). Admission is $10 for adults/$3 for children. For info, call 419-578-6783.

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mondays from 7-8 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St. Weigh-ins from 6-6:45 p.m. Yearly membership is $28. Weekly dues 50 cents. Call Judy at 419-691-8033 or come to a free meeting. Everyone welcome.

Block Watch 410-N for the East Toledo Old Heffner School Area meets every 4th Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 2075 Kelsey Ave. Residents who live within the boundaries of Starr, the RR tracks (Belt Street), Dearborn and Lemert, Seaman to the I-280 Bridge and any surrounding neighbors/ business owners are also welcome.

VFW Post #2510 offers Friday-night dinners from 4-7 p.m. Public welcome. Meetings are held Tues. at 7 p.m.; Men’s Auxiliary meets the 1st Tues. and Ladies Auxiliary meets the 4th Tues.

Waite High School Alumni from the Class of 1951, meet the 2nd Mon. of every month. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-693-6060.

Musicians are invited to Jam Sessions Wednesdays, 7 p.m., VFW 3338, South Avenue and Airport Highway. Open to the public.

Oregon Fire Station #2 Open House May 4, 1-3 p.m., 1102 S. Wheeling. Kids of all ages are welcome to meet Sparky the Fire Dog, walk through the station, sit in the fire engines, learn fire safety and meet Oregon’s new K-9 officer.

Final Two Oregon Fest Planning Meetings will be held May 8 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Oregon Fest will be held Sunday, May 18, noon-6 p.m.

Artists & Crafters Wanted for a Spring Art & Craft Show May 10, Eastern Community YMCA, 2960 Pickle Rd. Open to the public. Cost is $20 for 10x10 space. For info, call Suzi 419-691-3523.

Theology With Toast, May 14, 10 a.m. at The Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Fr. Mike Ricker will present “One Church, Many Faces.” Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Info: Alice 419-698-0405.

Red Cross Blood Drive May 15, noon-6 p.m., Common Room, Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd.

First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Annual Rummage Sale May 15, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and May 16 and 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday is half-price day. Baked goods and lunch available. Raffles all three days with drawings Saturday at noon. The church is located at 1121 Grasser St. Info: 419-693-4578 or 419-693-7128.

Mercy St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary Spring Fling Card Party May 19 in the Oregon Room at St. Charles, 22600 Navarre Ave. $10 includes lunch and door prize ticket. $1 raffle tickets available. For info, call Cheryl at 419-836-8052 or 419-779-6218.

Oregon Firemen’s Auxiliary Memorial Service for Oregon firefighters, city officials, city employees and police officers will take place May 18 at 1 p.m. at the city municipal building, 5330 Seaman Rd.

Open-Late Dinners, served seven days a week, 4-7 p.m., Ashland Baptist Church, 2350 Starr Ave. Open to anyone in the community. Featuring soup, bread and a beverage. Freewill offerings accepted but not expected.

Theology with Toast, meets every 2nd Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. at Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. For info, call Alice at 419-698-0405.

Senior Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of most months, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. No registration is required. Books are available at the library circulation desk for extended check-out. For info, call 419-259-5250.

"James Wes Hancock" Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., open weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily activities include: bingo, fitness classes, line dancing, exercise, Bunco, Euchre, and health screenings. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. daily. $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 & older; all others $5.32. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. 419-698-7078.

Toastmasters Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month, 6:30 p.m., Lake Michigan Room, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Visitors welcome. Info: Julie at 419-836-5051/Allen at 419-270-7683 or visit and click on “Great Eastern Club.”

Mother’s Day Plant Sale May 10-11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd. Sponsored by the Ladies’ Auxiliary.

Northwood Youth Baseball Fish Fry May 16, 4-7:30 p.m., Northwood VFW. Featuring all-you-can-eat fish; fries and slaw included. Proceeds go to pay for tournaments.

Beginners Bible Study for Teens & Young Adults, Sundays, 5 p.m., Northwood 7th-day Adventist Church, 2975 East Point Blvd. Everyone welcome. Info: or 419-698-5100.

Jerusalem Twp.
Trustees Meet the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at 6 p.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Jerusalem Twp. Food Pantry, open 2nd Wed. of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Friends of the Elmore Library are accepting new memberships or renewals in the organization. Membership is $5 per individual and $10 for a family. Membership forms are available at the library.

Elmore Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Thurs. of the month at 11 a.m. at the Elmore Library. Call 419-862-2482 for info.

Storytime for Preschool-Age Children Wed. at 11 a.m. Call the library at 419-862-2482 for more info.

Cash Basis Annual Financial Report for Harris-Elmore Public Library for 2013 is available for inspection at the library, 328 Toledo St. Call Julie Bergman, fiscal officer, at 419-862-2573 for an appointment.

Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch served Tues. & Thurs. at noon. Reservations required by 10 a.m. the day before. Blood pressure & blood sugar checks the 4th Tues. of the month; bingo the 4th Tues. of the month after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874.

Elmore Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. and every Sat. from 5-9 p.m. Questions: 419-392-1112.

Free Computer Classes at Birchard Library, 423 Croghan St. PowerPoint 1-3 will be offered May 6, 7, and 8, 6:30-8 p.m.; Computer Basics 1-4 (using Windows 7) will be held Wednesdays and Fridays, May 7, 9, 14, and 16, 1-2:30 p.m. Registration is required and is available now by calling 419-334-7101, ext. 216.

Chicken B-B-Q prepared by Bar-B-Que Traveler May 18, 11 a.m. until sold out, Genoa Legion Hall, 302 West St. Half- and quarter-chicken dinners available. Dine in or carry out.

Christian Moms’ Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month through May at Our Lady of Lourdes. The group is open to all moms who desire encouragement and support in the vocation of motherhood. For info, contact Patti Greenhill at 419-862-0128 or email

Tail Waggin' Tutors Therapy Dogs visit the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. the 3rd Wed. of the month from 4-5 p.m. Children may practice their oral reading skills by reading aloud to the dogs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Genoa Library.

Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St., storytimes for preschool-age children are held Tues. at 11 a.m.; Morning Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Thurs. of the month at 9:30 a.m.; Evening Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Tues. of the month at 7 p.m.; Adult Craft Classes offered the 1st Mon. of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call the library at 419-855-3380 to register.

Genoa Senior Center 514 Main St., serves lunch Mon., Wed. & Fri., 11:30 a.m. (call 419-855-4491 for reservations). Card playing Mon. & Wed. at 12:30 p.m.; blood sugar checks offered the 2nd Wed. of the month; bingo Mon. at 9:30 a.m. Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St., hours are Fri. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes & small household items available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects.

Genoa Community Food Pantry Open monthly on the 3rd Thurs.3:30-5:30 p.m. and the following Saturday of the same week, 10 a.m. - noon. Serving those who are in Genoa School District. Proper ID and billing address within the district required. Pantry is located at Christ Community Church, 303 West 4th St. Info: 419-855-8539 or 419-341-0913.

Birchard Library, 100 N. Webster St., is offering free hands-on computer classes during May. Computer Basics 1-4 (using Windows 8.1) will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, May 12, 14, 19, and 21, 6:30-8 p.m. Registration is required and is available by calling the main library reference desk at 419-334-7101, ext. 216.

Bookworms Book Club will meet the last Thurs. of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Gibsonburg Branch of Birchard Library. The Bookworms will meet for light refreshments and good discussion about a book that members chose at the prior meeting. For info or to reserve a copy of the book, call 419-637-2173.

Active Seniors invited to Meet & Eat at Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane. Lunches every weekday, educational and social programs, health assessments and more. Transportation and home-delivered meals available. 419-637-7947.

Lake Twp.
Ageless Wonders will meet for dinner May 8, 5 p.m., Oregon Inn, 6067 Bay Shore Rd. Reservations have been made under “Ageless Wonders.” Info: 419-836-3811.

Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by the fire department auxiliary every 3rd Mon. of the month, 5-7 p.m., Fire Station 1, 4505 Walbridge Rd.

Village of Lindsey Farmers Market the 2nd Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon May through October in the Village Park on Main Street. Open to vendors selling produce, baked goods, plants, crafts, jewelry, candles, etc. Fee is $5 for unlimited space. For info, call 419-665-2045.

Food Pantry open to the public the last Wed. of the month, 1-3 p.m. & the last Thurs. of the month 6-8 p.m., Main St. & Krotzer Ave. Contact local church offices for info.

Oak Harbor
Relay For Life of Ottawa County Chicken Barbecue Dinner May 4. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out at the Community Market/VFW Hall on Main Street. Half-chicken meal includes baked potato, green beans, roll with butter and a cookie. Dine in or carry out. Advance ticket purchase recommended for guaranteed service. Contact Grandma’s Backyard BBQ at 419-734-7471 or Lisa Reedy at 419-898-2544 for tickets. All proceeds support the American Cancer Society.

Breakfast with the Birders May 10, 6:30-10:30 a.m. at the Lodge at Camp Sabroske, 4405 N. Toussaint N. Rd. All-you-can-eat breakfast featuring omelets, French toast, sausage and a beverage.

the American Cancer Society.

Red Cross Blood Drive May 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa.

Ottawa Co. PERI Chapter 82 Meeting May 12, 11:30 a.m., Riverview Healthcare campus. Speaker William Tuttamore of the Marblehead Bank will speak on Financial Elder Abuse. Call lunch reservations to Brenda at 419-898-3242 or Martha at 419-862-1519 by May 8.

Food for Thought Food Pantry at Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel, 11805 W. SR 105, the last Wed. of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. Info: 419-707-3664.

Pemberville Area Senior Center at Bethlehem Lutheran Church provides programs & activities for adults 60 & over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F. Lunch served at noon.

Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St. open M-Th, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (excluding holidays). Open to Eastwood School District residents. ID & proof of residency required. Info available at Pemberville churches.

Rossford Firefighters Assn. All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast May 4, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rossford Fire Station, 133 Osborn St., off Dixie Highway. 50/50 raffles; free balloons and helmets for kids. Proceeds benefit the families of Toledo Firefighters Pvt. Stephen Machcinski and Pvt. James Dickman, who died in the line of duty Jan. 26. For info, Call Tom Watson at 419-574-2604.

Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St., offers the following programs: Family Storytime Tues. at 11 a.m.; Mystery Book Club meets the 4th Mon. at 1 p.m.; Inspiration Book Club meets the 1st Thurs. at 1 p.m. For info, call 419-666-9900 or visit

Stony Ridge
Red Cross Blood Drive May 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike.

Woodville Historical Society will meet May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Woodville Library. Robert Brugler, will present, “A Visit With Abe." The program is sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Woodville Township Trustees will hold their regular meetings in 2014 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Office at the Woodville Township Fire Station, 321 East Main St.

WSOS Woodville Senior Center, located in the Woodville Twp. Fire Hall, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and is open to ages 60 years and older. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 419-849-3636. Home-delivered meals are also available for homebound seniors.




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