Spring Vendor & Craft Sale
A Spring Vendor and Craft Show sponsored by Tiki Warriors Relay for Life Team will be held Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Genoa American Legion Hall, 302 West St., Genoa (a block south of SR 163).
The show will feature 20 vendors and crafters. Raffles will also be held. Portions of the event will benefit Relay For Life of Ottawa County.
Better Breather’s Club
Individuals with questions about COPD, medications, asthma or pulmonary rehab are invited to attend monthly “Better Breathers Club” programs held at Heartland of Oregon, 3953 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
Meetings will be held Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Complimentary lunch will be served. The next meeting will be held March 20. The topic of discussion will be “Indoor Air Quality: Assess and Improve Air Quality.”
On April 17, the program will address, “Incontinence: Bladder Control with Coughing.”
For more information, call 419-698-4521.
A benefit for Debbie Hawley will be held March 22 from 5-10 p.m. at the Glass City Boardwalk, 27820 East Broadway, Walbridge.
Hawley, of Walbridge, has been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a rare and aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. Her only wish is to have a big party with friends and family while raising money for her family.
The evening will include a spaghetti dinner, which will include salad, bread and dessert. John Barile, Bobby May and Friends will provide entertainment.
Organizers are seeking donations, including food, raffle and silent auction prizes along with monetary donations. Checks payable to The Deb Hawley Fund may be sent to State Bank & Trust, 311 Main St., Walbridge, OH 43465. Contributions will be acknowledged in the event flyer and at the benefit.
For more information, contact Linda Smith, co-chair of the event, at Linda Smith at 313-805-3920. For information about donations, call Diane Wright at 419-661-2756.
Walk with NAMI
The 9th Annual Walk with NAMI Seneca, Sandusky & Wyandot Kick-Off Party will be held Monday, March 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Terra State Community College, in the Ronald L. Neely Conference & Hospitality Center.
The Walk, which will be held May 3 at Conner Park in Fremont, raises awareness and funds to benefit people affected by mental illness.
The event will include introduction of sponsors and team captains, and distribution of team folders, walker brochures and instructions.
Licensed Zumba instructors Briana Jensen and Jody Bronowski will host a Zumba event Sunday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd., Toledo.
Admission is free, however donations will be accepted for this year’s Walk for MS on the University of Toledo campus.
Paint Away Polio
Join the Oregon-Northwood Rotary Club April 12 from 6-10:30 p.m. at Oak Shade Grove for “Paint Away Polio,” a fundraiser to End Polio Now.
Bring your friends and paint your heart out while enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres. The cost is $55 per ticket which includes instructions by Uncork The Artist, art supplies, hors d'oeuvres, and wine ticket. No painting talent or experience is necessary; instructors will offer step-by-step guidance.
Admission is open to those 21 and older; outside alcohol is not permitted. A cash bar will be available.
For more information about the “End Polio Now” initiative, visit http://thisclose.endpolio.org/en/the_story.
Health & Safety Fair
A Health and Safety Fair for Seniors and Caregivers will be held Thursday, April 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St. Rose School gymnasium, 215 E. Front St. (behind St. Rose Parish), Perrysburg.
Experts from home health agencies, care advocates, parish nurses, Realtors, movers, funeral planners, senior communities and more will be on hand. Light breakfast and lunch options will be provided by event sponsors.
For details, call 419-874-4559.
Horse Trophy up for grabs
School groups looking for a service project that will develop team-building while impacting youth and teens in the community are invited to participate in Serenity Farm’s 7th Annual 2K/5K Walk/Run on May 17.
Serenity Farm Equestrian Center, a non-profit charity serving Northwest Ohio and southern Michigan, provides equine-assisted therapy and programming.
The school that raises the most funds by bringing students to walk/run in the event will bring home the Horse Trophy. Last year, Lake Schools earned the honors for raising more than $1,000 for therapeutic riding.
Red Cross Month celebrated
The Ottawa County Commissioners proclaimed March as American Red Cross Month – a time to recognize and thank “Everyday Heroes” who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need.
“American Red Cross heroes are on the front lines every day,” said the proclamation, which was signed by commissioners Jo Ellen Regal, Jams Sass and Steven Arndt on Feb. 25.
“We would like to remember our heroes here in Ottawa County who give to help people in need. They work tirelessly to help in time of disaster, when someone needs life-saving blood or the comfort of a helping hand,” the proclamation said.. “They provide round-the-clock support to members of the military, veterans and their families, and teach lifesaving classes in CPR, aquatics safety and first aid.
“We dedicate the month of March to all those who support the American Red Cross mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.”
Feet on the Street
Wood Lane Residential Services, Inc. (WLRS) has started planning its fourth annual Feet on the Street 5K Run/2K Walk, set for July 12.
WLRS is a non-profit agency that has been providing housing and other needed services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Wood County since 1979.
Feet on the Street is the primary source of fundraising for WLRS, and is also a way to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles within the community.
More than 200 people participated in last year’s Feet on the Street, which raised more than $12,000 and the agency is hoping to exceed that number this year.
Registration for the event is now open and applications can be found online at www.active.com or at Second Sole of Levis Commons in Perrysburg.
For more information on how to become a sponsor, visit www.wlrs.org.
Rotary awards grants to non-profits
The Toledo Rotary teamed up with the American Red Cross by sponsoring two weeks at the American Red Cross Toledo Donor Center, located at 3510 Executive Parkway, from Feb. 10-23.
All donors who came to donate at the Toledo Donor Center during the challenge were able to enter into a raffle to win a $1,000 donation to benefit the winner’s choice of one of 12 pre-selected non-profit partners.
Due to the great turn out and support of community blood donors, the Toledo Rotary was able to provide $1,000 grants to Children’s Miracle Network, Toledo Zoo, Family House, and Cherry St. Mission
To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. A Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID is required at the time of donation.