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Tai Chi for Health, beginner Tai Chi class, Oct. 2, 6:30-8 p.m., Lutheran Home at Toledo community room, 131 N. Wheeling St. Slow movements use gentle turns and graceful stretches to improve balance, flexibility, circulation and strength.
Maumee Bay Country Quilters' Guild will meet Oct. 2 at 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Speaker will be Diana Trost, whose program is entitled "Quilt as You Go". Guest fee for the meeting is $5. Info: 419-693-8173.
Fall Rummage Sale St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 5 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (half price) and Oct. 6 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ($1 Bags). Free coffee. Thrift Shop open Wed. and Thurs. from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 419-243-8189.
Craft Show sponsored by Good Shepherd A & R Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the gym, located at Nevada and Utah streets. Featuring quality arts & crafts, raffles & lunches.
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.
Toledo Record Show Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. Admission $1. Info: 419-833-5040.
Town Hall Meeting to discuss Library Levy #25, Oct. 16, 6:30-8 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. A presentation about the upcoming levy and how its passage will affect Locke and Birmingham branches and the library system as a whole. Refreshments provided. Secure parking available. Sponsored by the Friends of Locke and Birmingham Libraries.
“World Series of Chili” Chili Cook-Off Oct. 20, 6-11 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities Center, Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St. $5 admission includes chili tasting, hot dogs, chops, baked potato bar and dessert. Beer & pop available for purchase. Open to 21 and older. Proceeds benefit the center’s Senior Softball Leagues. Info: 419-691-2254.
Fall Craft Show, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the community room at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Craft displays, baked goods, food and refreshments. Public invited. Info: Diane Cline at 419-724-1738.
Lebanese Dinner Oct. 28, noon-7 p.m., St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd. Featuring Middle Eastern food prepared by members of the St. George Ladies Benevolent Society. Featuring stuffed grape leaves, baked kibbee, green beans and meat over rice, meat pies, salad, baklawa and a beverage. Lebanese pastries also available for purchase. Carryouts available. For info, call the church at 419-475-7054 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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.
Senior Book Discussion Oct. 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Group will be discussing, “A Long Way Gone,” by Ishael Beah. No registration required. A copy of the book is available at the library circulation desk. The group meets the 1st Fri. of most months. Info: 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.
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.
Theology with Toast, Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m., Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Chuck Dombrowski will present, "The Bucket List – El Salvador." No reservations required. Coffee & rolls at 9:30. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405.
Bingo sponsored by Oregon Business and Professional Women, Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m., Fire Station #2, Wheeling St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Prizes. Refreshments available. Tickets $5. Call Kathy at 419-693-6409 or Dolores at 419-693-8701.
Drive 4 UR Community Fundraiser to benefit Eastern YMCA Oct. 20, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Y, 2960 Pickle Rd. For every test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the YMCA .
Holiday Craft Show Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 3530 Seaman Rd. Crafts of all kinds, bake sale, raffle and hot lunch served in the cafe. "Children Helping Children" artwork for sale, with all proceeds going to this year’s Angel Tree.
Oregon Branch Library Storytimes include: Family Storytime will meet Mon. thru-Nov. 12 7-7:30 p.m. (registration required); Preschool Storytimes (ages 3-5) will meet Wed. thru-Nov. 12 10:30-11 a.m. (registration suggested); and Babytime Storytime (ages 1-2 with caregiver) will meet Thurs. thru-Nov. 15 10:30-10:50 a.m. (registration suggested). Call 419-259-5250 to register or for info.
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-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. During October, the OJHS’ special exhibit in observance of Fire Prevention Month will include photos of the Oregon Fire Dept.’s early years as well as badges, uniforms and other memorabilia.
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.
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.
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.
Preschool Storytime meets Tues. 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.
Luckey Youth Organization Reverse Raffle Oct. 13 at the Luckey American Legion Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30, which includes one meal ticket & drinks. Additional meal tickets $15 at the door. Grand prize is $2,000.Info: Josh Marten at 419-833-1278 or 419-704-3148.
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.
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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