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Bulletin Board policy
410-N Block Watch Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m., 2075 Kelsey Ave. Guest speaker from the Better Business Bureau will speak at 6:45 p.m.
Plant Exchange open to all local gardeners Oct. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Original Sub Shop, 402 Broadway. Plant drop-off at 9 a.m. Exchange to include labeled plants and gardening paraphernalia. Info: 419-243-4857.
Crafters Wanted for a Fall Craft Show to be held Oct. 27 at the Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. For info, contact Diane Cline at 419-724-1738. Deadline to reserve space is Oct. 5.
Block Watch Meetings for East Toledo Raymer Elementary area, 410-M (and temporarily also 410-P), are held the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 6 p.m. except Dec. and Jan. or in weather below 20 degrees. Meetings are held at Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. Lighted parking is available at the lot off White St.
VFW Post 2510, corner of 2nd and Platt, Friday-night dinners from 4-7 p.m. Men’s Auxiliary meets the 1st Tues. of the month at 7 p.m.; Post meeting is the 3rd Tues. at 7 p.m.; Ladies Auxiliary meets the 4th Tues. at 7 p.m. Dues are now payable.
Crafters Needed for a craft show Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the gym at Good Shepherd, Nevada and Utah streets. Call Cathy Townsend at 419-836-9082 for table info and applications.
Rally Day Sunday School & Picnic Eastminster United Presbyterian Church, 725 Navarre Ave. Sunday School runs from 9:45-10:30 a.m. Picnic will follow worship service, which runs from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Meat and beverages provided; bring a dish to share.
Theology with Toast Sept. 12, 10 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Sr. Mary Jo Szpila, SND, will present “Path to Life/Hope Home, Maternity Residence.” Coffee & rolls at 9:30 a.m. Info: Alice 419-698-0405.
Catholics Returning Home program offered by St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 North Stadium Rd, on six consecutive Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Parish Life Center beginning Sept. 12. These sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers to questions about returning to the Church. Call Jean 419-377-3659 for more info.
Oregon Tree Commission Meeting Sept. 19, 7 p.m. City of Oregon, Community Room, 5330 Seaman Road. The public is invited.
Oregon Branch Library Storytimes include: Family Storytime will meet Mondays Sept. 24-Nov. 12 from 7 to 7:30 p.m. (registration required); Preschool Storytimes (ages 3-5) will meet Wednesdays Sept. 26-Nov. 12 from 10:30-11 a.m. (registration suggested); and Babytime Storytime (ages 1-2 with caregiver) will meet Thursdays Sept. 27-Nov. 15 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. (registration suggested). Call 419-259-5250 to register or for info.
First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St., will change worship time to 9 a.m. beginning Oct. 7. First St. Mark’s doors are open Monday through Thursday mornings, Wednesday evening during the school year and Sunday morning from 8 a.m. until the close of worship.
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.
Senior Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Fri. of most months at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. No registration required. Info and the 2012 list of titles is available at the library or by calling 419-259-5250.
Crafters Wanted for a craft fair Oct. 6 at First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. Info: Joan at 419-693-4955.
Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, 1133 Grasser St., Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Docents will be available for tours during these times. Free (donations welcome). www.ojhs.org.
Oregon Area Pastors Fellowship Pastors' Luncheon held the first Wed. of every month, noon, American Family Table on Wheeling.
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 d28toastmaster.org and click on “Great Eastern Club.”
Gun Raffle sponsored by Northwood VFW Post 2984. First prize is a WW II commemorative M1911A1 .45 and a Thompson sub-machine gun. Second place wins $500 and third place wins $100. Tickets are $20. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Call 419-666-7762 for ticket info.
Fall Chicken Barbecue Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity UCC, 17955 W. Third St. Featuring half- and quarter-chicken dinners with baked potato, cole slaw, beverage & dessert. Dine in or carry out.
Elmore Golden Oldies Crocheting Class 2nd and 4th Tues. at 9:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, SR 51.
Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Oct. 17 from 5-8 p.m.; Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 20 from 9 a.m.-noon (Bag Day), Birchard Library, 423 Croghan St. Prices range from 25 cents-$3. Info: 419-334-7101.
Chicken BBQ to Go sponsored by St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St., Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m., Featuring a half-chicken dinner with potato salad, baked beans, roll & butter. Cookies & brownies available for purchase. Pre-order by Sept. 13 by calling 419-855-8539. Proceeds benefit St. John’s Missions.
Preschool Storytime will resume Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St.
Genoa Civic Theatre & Literary Society is seeking vendors for a Craft Bazaar Nov. 17. For info, call 419-704-5585.
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 within the district address required. Pantry is located at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4th & Main. Info: 419-855-3575 or 855-8539.
Active Seniors invited to Meet & Eat at Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane. Lunches every weekday, educational & social programs, health assessments & more. Transportation and home-delivered meals available. 419-637-7947.
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.
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.
Walbridge Centennial Committee meets the second Tues. of each month at 6:30 p.m. Village of Walbridge hall.
Family Storytimes for children of all ages Tues. 11 a.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Free. 419-666-9900.