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As a service to our community, Bulletin Board items are published at no cost, as space permits. The Press makes no guarantee that items submitted will be published. To ensure publication of events/news items, please speak to one of our advertising representatives at 419-836-2221. A complete listing of events is available at

‘Tis the Secor” Holiday Extravaganza & Art Sale Dec. 11, 6 p.m.-midnight at the Secor Building, 425 Jefferson Ave (at Superior Street). Featuring work from the community of artists who maintain studio space inside the building, including painters, pencil artists, mixed media artists, photographers, fashion and makeup artists, leather artisans, and graphic designers. Live music and a sculpture exhibition from The University of Toledo 3D art students and artists from the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art. Info: 419-514-7496.

“Communication Issues,” a workshop for family caregivers, Dec. 13, 6-7 p.m., Sanger Branch Library, 3030 West Central Ave. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. RSVP to 419-472-8181 or e-mail

Winter Wonderland Open House & Silent Auction Dec. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, holiday cheer and musical entertainment. Bidding from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Admission is one canned good or non-perishable item. RSVP to Kim Lemle at 419-724-1841.

Teutonia Männerchor and Damenchor Ein Weihnachtsstimmung (Advent pre-Christmas) German Service Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. All Liturgy, Scriptures, carols and anthems will be in German (English translation available). “Gemütlichkeit” (fellowship) will follow the service. Offering will be directed to a community need.

Free Jam Session Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., VFW 3265, 5416 Summit St. Music, dancing, pool, shuffle board. Refreshments available.

Block Watch 410-M (formerly 422-A) in the Raymer area will not meet in December or January 2011. Monthly scheduled meetings will resume at Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. the second Thursday of February in 2011.

Toledo Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday through April 24 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. By rolling down the exterior doors that are installed on the west end of the market and turning on the heat, growers/producers are able to offer honey, coffee, eggs, cheeses, breads, wreaths, chocolates and more. Ohio Direction Card and all major credit cards are accepted. The Poultry House is open six days a week (closed Mondays).

Children’s Christmas Program at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Dec. 19 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd., corner of Pickle and Lallendorf. Info: 419-691-9407 or

Book Discussion Group meets every third Tuesday at 1 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Info: 419-259-5250.

Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:45 p.m. in the Oregon Room, Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Guests welcome ($5 fee). Info: Joan Swartz at 419-691-2720.

"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. A $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 and older; all others $5.32. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 419-698-7078.

Sunoco Retirees meet for lunch the first Monday of each month at 11:15 a.m., Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd. Info/reservations: Al McEwen 419-893-3075.

East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis meet the second and fourth Mondays of the month at noon in the basement level at Bay Park Community Hospital. Info: 419-693-4458.

Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society Museum Complex, 1133 Grasser Street at Pickle, will be open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group tours by appointment only. Info: 419-698-2096 or 419-691-5367.

Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Michigan Room near the cafeteria at Bay Park Community Hospital. Visitors welcome. Info: Julie at 419-836-5051 or Kathy at 419-836-8292.

Walk With Us, a free, area-wide, adult support group for anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one, meets the first Thursday of the month from 12-1:30 p.m. and the third Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. in a handicap-accessible meeting room at New Harvest Church, 3540 Seaman Rd. Always confidential. Not a religious or social activity. Walk in or call Julie Marshall at 419-343-2311 or Judy Hoeflinger at 419-691-9750. Sponsored by Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home.

Jerusalem Twp.
Olde Fashioned Community Christmas Gathering featuring a Christmas tree lighting and activities for all ages Dec. 12, 5:30-8 p.m. at the township fire station. Food will be provided.

Jerusalem Township Food Pantry, second Wednesday of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

City of Northwood Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Dec. 13, 1-6 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Center, 6000 Wales Rd.

Northwood VFW 2984 events include: Monday Night Taco Nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (open to the public); Breakfasts Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon. The post is located at 102 W. Andrus Rd.

Fall Crafts & Holiday Bazaar every weekend through Dec. 31, Woodville Mall. Avon, crafts, candles, art, Tupperware, books and more. Info: 419-779-0865.

Harris-Elmore Public Library will welcome guest storyteller Jeannie Giesler, of Diversified Insurance Services, during storytimes Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Open to preschoolers (3-5 years). Storytimes, which will last about 30 minutes, will be followed by a snack. Info: 419-862-2482.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Dec. 13, noon-6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 19225 W. Witty.

Harris-Elmore Public Library Adult Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch served Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Reservations required by 10 a.m. the day before the meal. 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.

Elmore Golden Oldies Crocheting Class the first and third Tuesday of the month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.

Fremont Area Women’s Connection “Sounds of Christmas” Luncheon Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Musical entertainment will include Danielle Molyet on the violin, Carolyn Speer on the piano and vocalist Chris Perkins. Speaker Edy Pocse, of Oregon, Ohio, will discuss, “Finding Contentment Through Life’s Challenges.” Cost is $12, all inclusive. Free childcare provided. Reservations required by Dec. 9 by calling Donna Miller at 419-334-2262 or e-mailing Betty at

Genoa Branch Library Welcomes Santa Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., 602 West St. Santa will read several stories and hear Christmas wishes. Info: 419-855-3380.

Genoa Area Food Pantry Special Holiday Hours Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, 4th and Main streets. Parking available at the church.

Book Discussion Groups have begun meeting again at the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. Groups meet the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. and the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Call the library at 419-855-3380 for information on titles or to reserve a book.

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 9:30 a.m. Call 419-855-4491 for lunch reservations.

Saturday Hours added at Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St. The Thrift Shop is now open Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes and small household items are available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects.

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 available. Home-delivered meals also available for homebound seniors. Info: 419-637-7947.

Lake Twp.
Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by the fire department auxiliary every third Monday of the month, 5-7 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 4505 Walbridge Rd.

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 6-8 p.m., Main Street and Krotzer Avenue. Contact local church offices for further details.

Pemberville Area Senior Center, located within Bethlehem Lutheran Church, provides programs and activities for adults 60 and over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch served at noon.

The Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. Contact local churches for further details.

Rocky Ridge
Special Public Meeting for the Village of Rocky Ridge to discuss the possible closing of the railroad crossing on West Street Dec. 13, 6-7 p.m. at the Village Office.

Walbridge Branch Library Book Discussion Group will meet Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. to discuss Ann Pearlman’s “The Christmas Cookie Club.” The library is located at 108 N. Main St. Info: 419-666-9900 or

Walbridge Branch Library Mystery Book Discussion Group will meet Dec. 27 at 6 p.m. to discuss Donna Andrew’s “Six Geese A-Slaying.” The library is located at 108 N. Main St. Info: 419-666-9900 or

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

Woodville Public Library Preschool Storytimes are held at 7 p.m. Monday evenings. To register for either program, or for more info, visit and follow the links under "Kid Zone," or call 419-849-2744.



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