Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., will celebrate National Bubble Gum Week (March 19-22) with “Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish.” Help celebrate March 17-21 by guessing the number of gumballs in the dish. The closest guess without going over will win the dish.
Zumba Event hosted by licensed Zumba instructors Brianna Jensen and Jody Bronowski March 23, 6 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd. Free; donations will be accepted for the Walk For MS on the University of Toledo campus.
Fish Fries March 21, April 4 and 18, 5-8 p.m., VFW 4906, 2161 Consaul St. Featuring Lake Erie yellow perch, shrimp, frog legs, fries, cole slaw, bread & butter and dessert. Fish sandwiches and carryouts also available.
Park Church Rummage Sale April 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Park Congregational Church, 1456 Harvard Blvd. Refreshments available. No early sales.
Card Party April 8 at noon, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Admission includes lunch. Men and women welcome. For reservations, call 419-691-5506 or 419-691-7222.
Lenten Fish Fries Fridays through April 18, 5-7 p.m., Epiphany of the Lord Parish – St. Thomas Aquinas, 729 White St. Featuring Alaskan pollock, scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, cole slaw or salad, roll and butter, coffee and homemade desserts. Kids’ meals and carryouts available. Info: 419-698-1519.
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.
Block Watch 420-C Meeting Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 601 Nevada, the 4th Thurs. of every month from 6-7:30 p.m.
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 Jerusalem Historical Society General Meeting March 18, 7 p.m., Historic Brandville School, 1133 Grasser St. Guest speaker is Harold Borden of Temperance, Mich., who will present a two-part program on the "History of Money." (The second part of this series is scheduled for May 20 at 7 p.m.) Free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Info: Betty Metz at 419-691-5367.
Oregon Tree Commission Meeting March 19, 7 p.m., City of Oregon Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public is invited.
Oregon Fest 2014 Planning Meeting March 20, 6:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals.
Fish Fry, March 21, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy Rd. at Navarre. Dine in or carry-out. Dessert included.
Weekend Revival featuring Evangelist Blaine Bowman March 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and March 23 at 10:30 a.m., New Life Assembly of God, 3230 Dustin Rd.
Chili Cook-Off & Silent/Live Auction March 22, Christ United Methodist Church Mission Committee, 5757 Starr Ave. Ext. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Prizes include $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place chilis. To register, call Laurie or Marilyn Overholt at 419-693-5739. $5 registration fee. Silent and live auctions end at 7 p.m. $5 admission. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and local mission projects.
PERI Chapter #93 Meeting March 27, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Speaker, business meeting, refreshments and fellowship. All PERI retirees welcome.
Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., announces the following programs: Preschool Storytime meets Wednesdays through April 9 at 10 a.m.; Babytime Storytime meets Thursdays through April 10 at 10 a.m.; Saturday Surprise drop-in activity programs Saturdays through April 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Catholics Returning Home, a six-week series that will provide informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers about returning to the church, will meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning April 23 in the Family Life Center at St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Info: Carol at 419-691-3562 or the Parish Office at 419-693-1150.
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 d28toastmasters.org and click on “Great Eastern Club.”
Fish Fry every Fri., 5-7:45 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984. Featuring fish, steaks, shrimp and chicken. Public welcome.
Beginners Bible Study for Teens & Young Adults, Sundays, 5 p.m., Northwood 7th-day Adventist Church, 2975 East Point Blvd. Everyone welcome. Info: www.northwoodadventist.org or 419-698-5100.
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.
Lenten Fish Fries every Friday through Lent (April 18), Cooley Canal Yacht Club, 12235 Bono Rd. Serving from 4-7 p.m. Featuring perch baskets. Percha and walleye dinners will be sold Good Friday. Carryouts available. New members welcome; applications for dock spaces are being accepted.
Gulburger Nite 2014 March 27, 4-7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Seaman & Yondota roads. Advance tickets only. Call 419-691-1918.
Bono Baptist Church will host New Destiny Quartet March 22 at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Call 419-836-3909 for more information. Visit newdestinyqt.com for a sample.
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.
Tiki Warriors’ Spring Vendor & Craft Show, March 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Genoa American Legion Hall, 302 West St. Vendors, crafters, raffles and more. Portions of the proceeds benefit Relay For Life of Ottawa County.
Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto prepared by the family of Phil Tersigni March 29, 4-7 p.m. in the church hall, 204 Main St. Featuring spaghetti and homemade meatballs, garlic bread, salad bar with homemade dressings, beverage and dessert. Dine in or carry out. Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling Kathy Witt at 419-262-1333.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast featuring pancakes & sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, March 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Genoa Legion Hall, 302 West St. Children’s meals available. Dine in or carry out. Legion hall available for rent. Call Tom at 419-460-3265 for rental info.
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.
Red Cross Blood Drive March 22, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 500 S. Brentwood Dr. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: “ZIONLUTHGIBSONBURG.
”Vendors sought for Garage/Bake Sale March 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Gibsonburg American Legion Hall, 300 S. Main St. Call Marianne at 419-855-4190 or Julie at 419-637-7012.
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.
Free Family Movie Night & Popcorn Elliston Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St., featuring “Frozen” March 28 at 7 p.m.
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.
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.
American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance March 23, 2-6 p.m. at the Millbury Fire Hall. Music provided by Fred Ziwich. Food, pastries and other refreshments will be available. Donations of pastries are greatly appreciated. No other carry-ins permitted. Admission $8.
Ottawa Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities Monthly Board Meeting March 17, 5:30 p.m. in the board office, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd. Meetings are open to the public. For info about committee meetings, call 419-898-0400.
Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by Benton-Carroll-Salem Educational Foundation March 21, 5-6:30 p.m. (prior to OHHS spring musical, “All Shook Up”) in the high school cafeteria. Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s efforts to support innovative projects and pilot programs through grants to teachers.
Mid-County EMT Assn. Spaghetti Dinner March 23, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out, St. Paul’s UCC, corner of Toussaint & Ottawa St. Meal includes spaghetti, salad, bread and assorted desserts. Children’s meals available. Dine in or carry out. Matching funds by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Ottawa Co. Chapter #30011.
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.
Lake Erie Perch Dinners March 21, April 4 and April 18, Pemberville American Legion, Serving from 4:30-7 p.m. Three- and five-piece meals available with baked potato or fries, cole slaw or applesauce and roll and butter. Homemade pie available. Dine in or carry out.
Pemberville Community Dance featuring The Sorgenbrechers, March 22, 8 p.m.-midnight, Riverview Banquet Centre. Featuring polkas and music of the `80s and `90s. $20 admission includes food and beverages. Over 21 only. Sponsored by Post 183 Calf Club. Proceeds pay for calf vet bills. Tickets now available at the hall.
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.
Book Discussion presented by new Patriot group, Maumee Valley Defenders of Liberty (MVDoL) March 27, 6:30-8 p.m. in the meeting rooms at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Topic: Hillsdale College professor Dr. Terrance Moore's book "Story Killers" (about the damaging effects of Common Core). Sue Larimer and Tina Henhold will host the view of the Common Core Standards in our schools. Free and open to the community.
Ottawa Co. Genealogical Society Meeting March 18 at 7 p.m. at Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St. Speaker Henry Timman, professional genealogist and Huron County historian, will present "Finding Maiden Names." Guests are welcome and invited to join the group.
Ottawa Co. Safety Council Meeting March 19, 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Center at Magruder Hospital. Lunch and networking 11-11:30 a.m. Speaker Derek Stern, of 360 Risk Management, will discuss, “What to Do When Someone Gets Hurt.” RSVP by March 17 to Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.
Port Clinton Seniors’ Annual Chicken Dinner March 30, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out at the Port Clinton Moose Lodge 1610, 1105 W. Lakeshore Dr. Tickets are $8 advance sale or $9 at the door. A limited number of walk-ins will be available. Dinners, which include 1/2 chicken, two sides and dessert, and are available for dine-in or carry-out. Chicken prepared by the Bar-B-Que Traveler. For ticket info, call Juanita at 419-341-1080. Proceeds will benefit the PC Seniors' special projects fund.
Fish Fries every Friday during Lent (through April 18), 5-8 p.m., in the parish hall at St. Jerome, 300 Warner St. Featuring Lake Erie yellow perch, shrimp and salad bar. Info: 419-666-2857 or www.stjeromewalbridge.org.
Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St., offers the following programs: Family Storytime Tues. at 11 a.m.; Arts & Crafts for kids of all ages Wed. at 4 p.m. Fiction Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Mon. at 1 p.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 wcdpl.org.
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.
Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St., Storytimes, Mondays, 7 p.m., featuring stories and crafts. Lego Club (grades K-6), meets the 1st Sat. of the month from 10-11 a.m..; KidzArt (grades K-6) meets the 1st Sat. of the month from 11-11:45 a.m. Info: 419-849-2744 or www.birchard.lib.oh.us/Wdv.htm.