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The Birmingham Development Corp. will meet on Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. Discussion will include neighborhood safety, demolition of abandoned housing, the community garden, and other issues. All are welcome.

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.

Woodlawn Walkers program runs through Oct. 3. A two-mile walk of the historic cemetery is held each Wed. at 9 a.m. Participants will receive a walking log to keep track of progress. No registration or fee. Info: 419-472-2186 or

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.

Choraliers begin rehearsals for their 57th season Sept. 10 at 6:45 p.m. at Fassett Middle School, Starr Ave. All voices welcome to join in for the Christmas performance. Info: Vicky Cubberly at 419-693-7542.

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.

Crafters Wanted for a Holiday Craft Show Oct. 27 at The Gathering Place, 3530 Seaman Rd. For information, e-mail or call 419-691-6313, ext. 115.

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).

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 and click on “Great Eastern Club.”

Jerusalem Twp.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry, open 2nd Wed. of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Northwood VFW 2984 Taco Nights Mondays 4-7:30 p.m. Fish Frys featuring fish, chicken, steaks and shrimp are held Fridays from 5 to 7:45 p.m.

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.


WOW Program Kickoff featuring a cookout and DJ from YES FM Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m., Elliston UMC. Weekly program will run Wed. nights from 5:25-7:30 p.m.

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 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 Golden Oldies Crocheting Class 2nd and 4th Tues. at 9:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, SR 51.

Adding Vendors for the 42nd Annual Sacred Heart Holiday Craft Show Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 550 Smith Rd. Call Mary Mayle at 419-463-0700.

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.

Riding for Connor Benefit to help 9-year-old Connor Requena, diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Sept. 15 at Rayz Café, 608 Main St. Registration starts at 10 a.m. First bike out at noon. Last bike in by 4 p.m. Cost is $15 for riders and $10 for passenger.

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.

Members of Genoa High School Class of 1992 are planning a reunion and are looking for class members. Email with information.

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.

Citizen Online Free Computer Classes offered in September at the Gibsonburg Branch of Birchard Library Series of four classes meets Tues. & Thurs. Sept. 11, 13, 18, and 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. Word Processing classes will also be held Sept. 24, 26 and 28 from 1-2:30 p.m. Students are asked to attend all classes in the series. For info or to register, call 419-334-7101, ext. 216.

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.

Lake Twp.
Ageless Wonders of Lake Township will meet for dinner at Empire Restaurant, 2502 Navarre Ave., Oregon, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. Info: 419-836-3811.

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.

Village of Lindsey Farmer's Market runs the 2nd Saturday of each month through October, 9 a.m.-noon in the village park on Main Street. Open to vendors who wish to sell baked goods, crafts, produce, plants. Fee is $5 for unlimited space. Info: 419-665-2045.

Free Meal 4th Mon. of each month, American Legion Post 240, 335 Park Dr. Serving 5-7 p.m.

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.

Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor United Methodist Church Annual Community Potluck Picnic Sept. 9 following the Blessing of the Fleets by Pastor Rakay, after church services. Ponies, rides, games for the children.  Bring a dish and lawn chair. 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.

American Legion Auxiliary 183 Bloodmobile Tues. Sept. 25, 1-7 p.m. at the Legion Hall. 405 E. Front St. Appointments may be made by calling 419-287-3210 or by contacting the Red Cross. Walk-ins welcome.

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.

Euchre Tournaments Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2 and April 6, 1 p.m. till finished, Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St. $10 entry fee includes lunch. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes. 4th place wins free entry into next tournament. No smoking or food/beverages may be brought in. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.

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.

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




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