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Rummage Sale May 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Friday is $2-a-Bag Day for clothes. An elevator is located in the back of the church.

Plant Exchange sponsored by Toledo Plant Exchange volunteers May 4, 10-11:30 a.m. in the underground parking garage (enter from Adams St.) of the Main Library of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Free parking.

Fido & Feline Fiesta Mega-Adoption Event May 4-5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lucas Co. Rec Center, 2901 Key St. Sponsored by the Lucas Co. Dog Warden. Info: 419-213-2800 or

Birmingham Rummage Sale May 10-11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hungarian Club, 220 Paine Ave. Donations welcome. Call 419-347-5539 to arrange for donation pickup. $5 table rental fee to sell your own items.

1st Annual VFW 4906 Men’s Auxiliary Golf Outing May 18, Eagle’s Landing Golf course, Oregon. 8 a.m. shotgun start. Scrambles, closest to pins, putting contest and other prizes. $60/player includes skins. $240/team includes $20 team skins. Hunky turkey and refreshments on the course. For info, call the post at 419-698-4411, Jack Juhasz at 419-902-4009 or Ron Rothenbuhler at 419-461-0706.

Lucas Co. Retired Teachers Luncheon May 22 at noon at the Toledo Country Club, 3949 River Rd. Program will be Joannie Varrett portraying, Blade writer and author, Millie Benson. Bring children's books for United Way. Entree choices include Chicken a la King, beef stroganoff or cheese manicotti. Send reservation, choice of entree and $18.50 to Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania OH 43560, by May 15.

Block Watch 410-M for the East Toledo-Raymer School area meets every 2nd Thurs. of the month, 6-7 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. Residents who live between the boundaries of East Broadway, Belt Street/RR tracks, Navarre and Starr Avenues, in East Toledo with surrounding area neighbors/business owners also welcome. Lighted parking available off of White Street. Kids 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.

Free Yoga Classes Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities Center, (Navarre Park Shelterhouse), 1001 White St. Instructed by Richard Ward. Info: 419-691-2254.

Country Music at VFW Post 2510, 2nd St., every Wed. at 7 p.m. Open to the public. No cover. Community is invited as musicians volunteer to play for the veterans’ enjoyment. Classic music on Thurs. nights.

ABLE Mobile Benefits Bank 2nd Tues. of the month, 6-8 p.m. at the Birmingham Branch Library. Benefit bank staff can assist with applying for food stamps, home energy and childcare assistance, and many other services. Free legal assistance is also available for problems such as bankruptcy, consumer debt, domestic violence, divorce, and foreclosure prevention. Services are free and available to all.

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.

Thrift Shop at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Shop features a large selection of clothing and household items neatly arranged. Info: 419-243-8189.

Real Estate Investors of Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan are invited to meet the 2nd Tues. of the month at 6:15 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 4256 Secor Rd., Toledo (north of Sylvania Ave.). Meetings include speakers from all over the country.

Rummage & Bake Sale May 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and May 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($2 Bag Day), Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. Ext., (corner of Stadium & Starr). Lunch available for purchase.

Senior “Pen to Palette” Book  Discussion Group will meet May 3 to discuss “The Madonnas of Leningrad,” by Debra Dean. Meet at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., at 11:15 a.m. Carpool to the Toledo Museum of Art at 11:30 a.m. (parking $5). Order lunch at the museum Café (your cost). Book discussion in the reserved Yellow Room. Docent tour from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Multiple copies of the book are available at the library. Info: 419-259-5250.

"Theology with Toast” May 8, 10 a.m., Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd, Dr. Paul Byrnes will  present 'Respect For The Sanctity Of Life'.  No reservations needed. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. For info, call Alice at 419-698-0405.

Rummage Sale May 16 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., May 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 18 from 9 a.m.-noon, First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. (off Pickle west of Wheeling). Saturday is $2 Bag Day (clothing only) and half off other items. Baked goods and lunch available Thursday and Friday. Raffles held all three days. Info: 419-693-7128 or 419-693-4578)

ABLE (Advocates for Basic Legal Equality) Mobile Benefit Bank will be at the Oregon Branch Library the 2nd Wed. of every month from 2:30-5 p.m. to assist people with basic legal issues and applications for public benefits.

One-on-One Computer Training available by appointment at Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Registration required by calling 419-259-5250. Classes offered Thurs. at 2 p.m. and Sat. at 9:30 a.m.

Oregon Area Pastors Fellowship Luncheon held the first Wed. of every month, noon, American Family Table on Wheeling St.

Book Discussion Group meets every 3rd Tues., 1 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. 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.

Sunoco Retirees meet for lunch the 1st Mon. of each month, 11:15 a.m., Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd. Reservations: Al McEwen 419-893-3075.

East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis meet the 2nd & 4th Mon. of the month at noon in the basement level at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. 419-693-4458.

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.”

Maumee Bay Country Quilters' Guild meets the first Tues. of the month in the Board Room at Mercy St. Charles Hospital at 6:45 p.m. Guest fee for the meeting is $5. Info: 419-693-8173.

AWAIT (support group for family members of individuals dealing with severe head trauma) meets every 2nd Mon. at 5 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God, 3230 Dustin Rd. Info: Kim at 419-382-1740.

“Tactics” Class, a weekly Class for Learning to Control Thoughts and Emotions, offered weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. beginning April 23 at New Life Assembly of God, 3230 Dustin Rd. Info: Kim at 419-382-1740.

Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, 1133 Grasser St. is open Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info:

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.

Elmore Community Garage Sales June 21, 22 and 23. Call Jerry at 419-862-3029 to sign up. No charge.

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

Storytimes for Preschool-Age Children offered Wed. at 11 a.m., Harris-Elmore Library, 328 Toledo St. Book discussion group meets the 4th Thurs. of each month at 10:30 a.m. New members welcome. Info: 419-862-2482.

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 Card Players Meet Thurs. evenings at 7 p.m. at the Elmore Retirement Center.

NAMI 5K Walk 2013 April 27, 11 a.m., Conner Park, 2220 Tiffin Rd., Fremont. Registration and fun begin at 10 a.m. with a DJ, free refreshments, balloon animals, face painting and a playground for the kids. To sign up, contact Melanie White at 1-888-582-8889 or email

Free Genealogy Workshop April 28, 1-3 p.m., Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland avenues. Bruce Buzbee, author of RootsMagic, will lead the workshop. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-register by calling 419-332-2081, ext. 231 or email

“Godspell” presented by Genoa Civic Theatre & Literary Society May 3-5 and May 10-12 at the Historic Town Hall Opera House, 509-12 Main St. Curtain is 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 419-855-3103.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors, therapy dogs from a local chapter of Therapy Dogs Intl., will visit the Genoa Branch Library the 3rd Wed. of the month at 6:30 p.m. Children may visit the library and take turns reading to the dogs. The program will last an hour. Registration not required. Info: 419-855-3380. Sponsored by the Friends of the Genoa Library.

Crafters Needed for a Spring Craft Show May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brunner Campus, 122 West St. Call Tonya at 419-460-4667 or email

Preschool Storytime meets every Tues. at 11 a.m. at the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St.

Book Discussion Groups meet the 3rd Thurs. of the month at 9:30 a.m. & the 3rd Tues. at 7 p.m., Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. Call 419-855-3380 to reserve a book.

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 3rd 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.

Chicken BBQ, May 5, 11 a.m., Gibsonburg Volunteer Fire Dept., 120 N. Main St. Dine-in and carryout.

Kingdom Rock – "Where Kids Stand for God" Vacation Bible School will be held June 3-7, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m, at Trinity UM Church 200 E. Madison St. Registrations received by May 1 will receive a free CD (one per family). Free. Register online at or call the office at 419-637-2159 for info.

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 be going out to dinner May 9. Meet at 5 p.m. at Elephant Bar Restaurant, 5001 Monroe St. (Westfield Franklin Park Mall).

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.

Lake High School Class of 2003 10-Year Reunion, June 22 at the 7 p.m. Toledo Mud Hens game. Ticket price is $42, which includes a ticket to the game, meal (hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies, sides) and a beer, wine and soda bar. Guests may arrive at 5:30 p.m. Mail checks, payable to LHS Class of 2003, to Betsy Deanda, P.O Box 15, Clay Center, OH 43408. RSVP no later than May 10. Info: Ashley Goldstein at 419-346-3115.

Village of Lindsey Farmers Market will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month May through October, 9 a.m.-noon in the Village Park on Main Street. Open to vendors who wish to sell produce, baked goods, plants, crafts, candles, etc. A flea market area will also be available during the months of July and October. 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.

Vendors Needed for a Trunk Sale to be held May 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, ,28505 Main St. (across from the post office). Reserve a parking space for $5. Sell from  your vehicle or truck. Info: 419-836-3243 (leave a message with contact info).

Oak Harbor
Downtown Oak Harbor Farmers’ Markets sponsored by the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the 4th Sat. of each month June-October at the Log Cabin Park on North Church Street. Along with fresh produce, vendors are invited to sell quality poultry products, fresh baked goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, plants, fruit, cider, handmade crafts, garden décor, antiques, art, music, jewelry and gourmet food items. For info, call 419-898-0479 or visit

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.

Topics Camera Club Monthly Meeting May 1, 7 p.m. in the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Visitors welcome.  For info, visit “"

Black Swamp Hosta & Daylily Society 18th Annual Plant Sale May 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or until sold out at Walt Churchill’s Supermarket parking lot, 26625 N. Dixie Highway, (SR 25, Exit #2 at US23/I-475). Sale will be held rain or shine. Featuring hostas, daylilies, ferns, wildflowers, companion perennial plants and more. Proceeds from the sale allow the society to continue sponsorship of national display gardens at Toledo Botanical Garden, 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green, and other locales, as well as to provide gardening books to 17 area libraries. Info: call Charlene at 419-874-8964.

Revival featuring Rev. Truman Partin May 1-5, 7 p.m. nightly, Sun. at 11 a.m., Athens Missionary Baptist Church, 101 W. Breckman.

“Paws for Reading” (ages 5 and up) meets Tues. at 6 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 208 N. Main St. Children read aloud to a buddy and take turns reading to Bella the Book Beagle, a registered therapy dog.

Adult Book Clubs at the Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St., include a Fiction Group, which meets the 2nd Mon. at 1 p.m. and a Mystery Group, which meets the 4th Mon. at 6 p.m. For info, call 419-666-9900 or visit

Walbridge Centennial Committee meets the second Tues. of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the village hall.

Family Storytimes for children of all ages Tues. 11 a.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Free. 419-666-9900.

Woodville Senior Center offers lunch M-F, 11:30 a.m. (call 419-849-3636 for reservations). Home delivery also available.

Hands-on “Citizens Online” Computer Classes offered at the Woodville branch of Birchard Library, 101 E. Main St., May 14, 16, 21 and 23, 1-2:30 p.m. Participants are asked to attend all classes in the series; Certificates will be offered for successful completion. Participants will also be entered into a drawing for a free Lexmark Impact S301 printer that was donated to the library by ConnectOhio. For info or to register, call Adult Reference at the main branch at 419-334-7101, ext. 216.

Free Word Processing Classes will be offered at the Woodville Branch of Birchard Library, 101 E. Main St., May 21, 22, and 23 from 6:30 -8 p.m. Register in advance by calling 419-334-7101, ext. 216.



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