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Pork Chop Dinner April 22, 5-7 p.m. Clark St. U.M. Church, 1133 Clark St., off Fassett. Featuring a complete dinner with dessert. Children under 3 eat free. Carryouts available.

Tanzanian-Hungarian-American Friendship Night, April 23, 5-8 p.m., Hungarian Club of Toledo, 224 Paine Ave. (Birmingham community). Joint exhibition of Emilia Pacsika, Hungarian textile artist, and the artwork of 11 young Tanzanian women. Architect Imre Nagy will also be featured. Social hour at 5 p.m.; potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m.; presentation 7-8 p.m. Bring a dish to share. RSVP/info: 419-530-8572.

East Toledo Historical Society Meeting April 23, 7 p.m., Navarre Park Shelter House, 1001 White St. Mary Breymaier, author of “George W. Pearson, A Modest Hero” and Terry Breymaier will be the speakers. Public welcome.

Prize Bingo Party April 23, 7-9 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall (church basement), 729 White St., corner of White and Idaho off Navarre. Doors open at 6 p.m. refreshments available. Sponsored by the Altar & Rosary Society. Tickets $5.

BUNCO Party and Lunch sponsored by the Arthur Daly Auxiliary May 3 at noon, Josie Reinhart Center, 6000 Wales Rd., Northwood. Cost: $6.

Block Watch 422B meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Luther Church, 601 Nevada St.

Oregon Fest 2009 Planning Meetings will be held every Thursday at 5 p.m. until the festival (May 17) at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all individuals and groups. Info: 419-691-9750 or

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting April 23, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. “Feed Your Neighbor Week.”

State of the Schools Address - Oregon City Schools Superintendent Mike Zalar will present an informational session to discuss/clarify the district’s financial outlook and the “roadmap” for next year April 23, 6 p.m., Clay High School auditorium. The community is invited.

11th Annual George W. Pearson Pancake Breakfast April 25, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Macomber Lodge, Pearson Metropark (Navarre Avenue entrance). Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, applesauce and juice. Children’s meals available. Sponsored by The Friends of Pearson Park.

Card Party April 28, noon, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Donation $8. Reservations: 419-698-8963. Thrivent matching funds.

Rummage & Bake Sale April 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; May 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, corner of Stadium and Starr. May 1 is $2-a-bag day. Lunch available for purchase.

Oregon Senior Center Activities include Monday - Bingo, and fitness club, along with blood pressure checks (9-11:45 a.m.); Tuesday – coffee hour, exercise, line dancing, fitness class, Bunco; Wednesday - bingo, Euchre; Thursday - Breakfast Club, exercise, line dancing, fitness class; Friday - Bingo, movies (second and fourth Fridays) at 1 p.m. Call 419-698-7078 for complete schedule of events; or 419-693-2082 to inquire about lunch at the center, served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Afterschool Program every Wednesday during the school year from 3:30-6:30 p.m., First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St, off Pickle, west of Wheeling. Time for worship and play, along with special guests, supper and crafts. Info: 419-693-7128.

Jerusalem Twp.
Open House April 25 Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., The Grainary, located in the Big White Barn at Bench Farms, 9151 Jerusalem Rd. (SR 2). Antiques and gifts for the home and garden. Complimentary refreshments.

Jerusalem Twp. Food Pantry Board Monthly Meeting every Tuesday before the second Wednesday of the month at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Jerusalem Township Food Pantry is open the second Wednesday of each month from 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd. Serving the needy of the community. Government guidelines for eligibility are followed. Nurse also available for mini check-ups for the seniors.

Rummage & Bake Sale April 30-May 1, Northwood Church of God, Curtice and Coy. Light lunch available.

Northwood VFW Post 2984 Fish Fries every Friday from 5-8 p.m. Featuring fish, chicken, steaks and more. Breakfasts every Sunday morning from 9 a.m.-noon Info: 419-666-7762.

Cooley Canal Yacht Club Auxiliary Card Party May 20, 12235 Bono Rd. Luncheon at noon. Tallies $6. Table reservations: Kathy Batch at 419-836-8905.

Texas Hold-Em Freeze Out Tournament April 25, 7 p.m., Elmore Historical Society Barn, 353 Ottawa St. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Sixty percent pay back. $70 buy-in. Live cash games. Free food and beverages for participants. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and the Harris-Elmore Fire Department. Info: Rick Claar at 419-862-3058.

Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch is served Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. the day before the meal you wish to attend. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks the 4th Tuesday of the month; bingo played the 4th Tuesday of the month, after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874. 60+ Clinic offered the first Tuesday of the month. Appointments may be made by calling Heritage Health Care at 1-800-811-0320. Call 419-862-3874 for an appointment. Card playing starts April 23 at 7 p.m.

Preschool Storytime Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St. Hour-long sessions feature stories, activities, crafts and a snack.

Monthly Adult Book Discussion Group meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month, Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St. Info: or Georgiana Huizenga at 419-862-2482.

National Day of Prayer 2009 Observance sponsored by the Fremont Clergy Fellowship and the Fremont Christian Men’s Gathering May 7 at noon at the Front Street entrance of the Fremont City Hall. Theme: “Prayer, America’s Hope.” Info: Walt Lamson at 419-334-3623.

Annual Spring Rummage Sale sponsored by the women of Fremont First Presbyterian Church May 1, 121 S. Park Ave. Doors open at 9 a.m. Bag sale at 2 p.m. Doors close at 4 p.m. “Eat your fill, pay as you will” lunch served all day. Info: Diane Roush at 419-334-9504.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings, April 24, 11 a.m.-noon, Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St.

Vendors Needed for May 2 craft show at St. John’s UCC, Genoa. Info: Barb at 419-855-8539.0

Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St. Open Fridays 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Genoa Area Community Food Pantry at the Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, 4th and Main Street is open the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon and the fourth Thursday of the month, 3:30-5 p.m.

Preschool Storytime at Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St., meets Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Hour-long sessions feature stories, activities, crafts and a snack.

Monthly Adult Book Discussion Groups meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. or the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Info on books: Amy Laity at 419-855-3380.

Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St., serves lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the group plays cards at 12:30 p.m. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks are offered on the third Wednesday of the month. Bingo is played Monday mornings at 10 a.m. Call 419-855-4491 for lunch reservations.

Active Seniors are invited to meet and eat at the Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane Nutritional lunches every weekday, educational and social programs, health assessments and more. Transportation to the center is available. Home-delivered meals are also available for homebound seniors. Info: 419-637-7947.

Food Pantry open to the public the last Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. and the last Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m., Main Street. Contact your local church office for further details.

Wild Game Dinner May 2, Ottawa Co. Conservation League. Fellowship at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Advance tickets $20. $25 at the door. Tickets: Tim Perkins at 419-754-9616.

Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor Public Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting April 21, 6 p.m., at the library, 147 W. Main St. Info: 419-898-7001.

Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge #495 8th Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que fund-raiser April 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out at the shelter house at Veterans Memorial Park. Prepared by Bar-B-Que Traveler, Inc., of Lacarne, O. Dine in or carry out. Pre-sale tickets available by calling lodge members or Andrew Haley at 419-898-5552. Limited tickets at the door. Proceeds go toward an annual college scholarship for an Oak Harbor High School graduating senior.

Greektown Casino Charter Bus Trip May 2, departing from Oak Harbor High School at 1:45 p.m. Departing Detroit at 8:30 p.m. Must be 21 or older. Register by April 24. Info/tickets: Dick Heller at 419-348-7257 or

Chicken BBQ to benefit 2009 Relay for Life of Oak Harbor May 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out, Community Markets VFW Memorial Hall. Dinner includes half-chicken, baked potato, vegetable, roll & butter and cookies. Dine in or carry out. Tickets: Lisa Reedy at 419-898-2544.

"Swing into Spring" - Home, Craft and Comfort Show, May 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverview HealthCare Campus, 8180 W. SR 163. Candles, jewelry, blankets, clothing, OSU and Michigan items, soaps, cosmetics and more. Lunch stand with homemade soups and fresh baked pies. For info or to register as a vendor, call 419-898-2851.

Ottawa Co. Public Employee Retirees (PERS) Chapter #82 luncheon and meeting May 18, 11:30 a.m., Riverview Nursing Home Senior Center. Reservations due by May 14 by calling 419-898-5544. All PERI and PERS retirees welcome.

Storytimes with Miss Brenda are being offered at the Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 W. Main St. Preschoolers and infants accompanied by a parent will meet for stories, a craft and simple activities Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 7 p.m. Adult Book Discussion Group meets the third Thursday at 10:30 a.m. New readers welcome.


The Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact local churches for further details.

Topics Camera Club meets first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Info: 419-766-0063.

Stony Ridge
Mom-to-Mom Sale May 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. John’s Hilltop Preschool, 5520 Fremont Pike. Rent a table, bring gently used kids stuff or just come and shop. Suggested items to sell are clothes, toys, strollers and cribs. All sizes of kids’ clothes are welcome. Donation of items for the preschool to sell are welcome. Table rental $10. $1 admission. Info: Chris at 419-837-9620 or the preschool at 419-837-ABCD.

Walbridge Branch Library Book Discussions are held the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. Newcomers welcome.

Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the fourth week of the month at 6 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library. Info: 419-666-9900. The topic of the April 27 meeting will be Elizabeth Peter’s “Crocodile on the Sandbank.”

Woodville Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call the center at 419-849-3636 for reservations. Home delivery also available.

Preschool Storytimes at the Woodville Public Library, Mondays at 7 p.m. Info: 419-849-2744.




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