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Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. will present Ming the Magnificent offering a unique blend of Chinese legend, lore and magic Oct. 9, 4 p.m. All ages welcome. At Teen Space, Oct. 11, 4 p.m. teens are invited to play video games, enjoy a snack make crafts, and more.

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. Speakers include Councilman Mike Craig in Oct. and representatives from City of Toledo Land Bank in Nov.

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.

First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St., will change worship time to 9 a.m. beginning Oct. 7. Church 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.

America Needs Fatima Rosary Crusade to pray for an end to abortion and peace in America Oct. 13, noon in the north parking lot at Path to Life Campus, 655 S. Coy Rd. Info: Chuck McColl, 419-428-6611 or visit

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 .

Faith United Methodist Church Famous Meatloaf Dinner Oct. 20, 4-7 p.m., 3415 Starr Ave. Kids’ meals and carryouts available. 419-691-5137.

Teutonia Mannerchor & Damenchor Annual Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner Oct. 21 in the hall at Oak Shade Grove, Seaman Street near Coy Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; serving until 3:30 p.m. An “all you can eat gala” with home-made desserts along with special free meals for kids 6 and under. Carryouts available. Cash bar. Reservations are preferred. Call S&K Signs at 419-691-3537 or the GAF clubhouse at 419-691-4116.

Euchre Games sponsored by the Color Guard of the Christ Dunberger Post #537, 4925 Pickle Rd., resumed Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. Sign-in time begins at 12:15 p.m. Public invited.

Tree Commission Meeting Oct. 17, 7 p.m. in the city Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public invited.

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.

Senior Book Discussion meets the 1st Fri. of most months at 1:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. No registration required. A copy of the book is available at the library circulation desk. Info: 419-259-5250.

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.

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. through 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). 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 and click on “Great Eastern Club.”

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

Jerusalem Twp. Fire Department will hold an open house on Oct. 10 from 7-9 p.m.

Chicken Paprikash Dinner Oct. 13, 5-7 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church,1930 Bradner Rd. Includes salad, rolls, homemade desserts & beverage. Kids under 10 eat free. 

Crafters Wanted for a Holiday Craft Bazaar Nov. 16 and 17 at Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway St. Table rental is $20/table for two days. Info: call Jan at 419-666-0481.

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.

Benefit for Fire Chief Mike Murray, who has advanced Stage A Prostate Cancer Oct. 13, starting at 1 p.m., Harris-Elmore Fire Station, 321 Rice St. Steak or chicken dinner ($10) served from 4-7:30 p.m. Call 419-466-4412 or 419-862-2825 for tickets. Proceeds will go to help defray Murray’s medical costs.

Elmore Kiwanis Chili Soup & Supper Oct. 19, 4:30-7 p.m. in the Woodmore High School Cafeteria (before the Woodmore vs. Eastwood game). Family tickets available. Dine in or carry out. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis’ service projects.

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.

Fremont Area Women’s Connection Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Program: “Harvest Gathering” – bring an item to be sold (baked goods, autumn décor, produce, etc.) Benefits Stonecroft Ministries. Doors open at 10 a.m. Speaker Cindy Dykhouse, of Osseo, Mich. will discuss, “Is it a Good Fit?” Complimentary nursery available by reservation. For luncheon and childcare, call Donna at 419-680-2251 or email

Honor Workers of St. John’s United Church of Christ Chicken `n` Biscuit Dinner, Bake Sale & Raffle Oct. 20, 4-7 p.m. at the church, 448 E. Rice St. Drive-through service available. Tickets available from church members or call 419-862-3589.

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.

Zombie Scavenger Hunt for teens in grades 7-12 during the month of October at the Birchard Library, 423 Croghan St. Scavenger Hunt questions are available at the adult reference desk or on the Teen page of the library’s website; registration is required. Successfully completing the Hunt will give teens the survival skills necessary for the Zombie Attack to be held at the library on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Check out the Birchard Public Library Zombie Survival Guide page on Facebook. Info: 419-334-7101, extension 216 or

Benefit for Fire Chief Mike Murray, who has been diagnosed with Stage A prostate cancer, Oct. 13 starting at 1 p.m. at the Harris-Elmore Fire Station, 321 Rice St. Steak or chicken dinner will be offered from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Silent auction, raffles and more. For tickets or info, call 419-466-4412.

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

Friends of Genoa Branch Library are selling book bags in five different colors at a cost of $4. A bag is included with a paid membership of $15. Info: 419-862-2482.

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.


Special Benefit Chicken BBQ Oct. 14, 11 a.m., Gibsonburg Fire Station. Carryout only. Half- and quarter-chicken dinners available. Proceeds benefit Harris-Elmore Fire Chief Mike Murray, who is battling cancer; Tony Brake, of the Gibsonburg Fire Department, a stroke victim; and the Nathan Fought Memorial, sponsored by the Fremont and Lindsey fire departments.

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 will dine out Oct. 11. Meet at 5 p.m. at Oregon Inn, 6067 Bay Shore Rd., Oregon. Reservations have been made for "Ageless Wonders."  Info: call 419-836-3811.

Chicken Paprikash Dinner Oct. 13, 5-7 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church,1930 Bradner Rd. Includes salad, rolls, homemade desserts & beverage. Kids under 10 eat free. 

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 Sat. of each month through Oct., 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 5:30-6:30 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.

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.

Turkey Shoots, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9 at 11 a.m., Ottawa County Conservation League, 20610 Moline-Martin Rd. Prizes include hams, turkeys and bacon. $2.50 per shot. Twelve, 20 and 410 shells furnished. No gun sleeves.

Oak Harbor
BBQ Rib Dinner Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m. or until sold out, Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge #495, 204 Jefferson St. Dine in or carry out. Includes a half-rack of ribs, potato, cole slaw, green beans, roll, & butter prepared by Bar-B-Que Traveler Inc. Pre-sale tickets available from lodge members or by calling Andrew Haley at 419-898-5552. Limited number of tickets available at the door.

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.

Port Clinton
Ohio College Football Day & Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Humane Society of Ottawa Co. Oct. 6 at American Legion Post #113, Sand Road. Three games on the big screen, corn hole tournament, silent & Chinese auctions, 50/50 raffles & a money hat activities start at 1:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner served from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $8, with beverages available through the American Legion. Carry-out dinners available.

44th Annual Erie Army Depot Women Employees Reunion Oct. 18, Port Clinton Moose Lodge, West Lakeshore Dr. Social hour at 11:30 a.m.; lunch at noon. RSVP by Oct. 15 to Nancy Rudes at 419-732-3514.

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.

St. Jerome Card Party, Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 300 Warner St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon, raffles and door prizes. Pre-registration price is $6. Registration at the door is $8. Info: Elaine Miller at 419-837-6953 or

Prime Rib Dinner Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m., VFW #9963, 109 Main St. Includes baked potato, salad, roll & butter and dessert.

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.

Cookbook Club will meet Weds. beginning Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Woodville Public Library. Pick up a copy of the featured cookbook and pick a recipe to prepare and share. October’s cookbook is “Farms & Foods of Ohio” by Marilou K. Suszko. Those attending are asked to let the library know in advance which recipes they will be preparing. The library will provide plates. For info, visit or call 419.849.2744.

Elmore Kiwanis Chili Soup & Supper Oct. 19, 4:30-7 p.m. in the Woodmore High School Cafeteria (before the Woodmore vs. Eastwood game). Family tickets available. Dine in or carry out. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis’ service projects.

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



Boy Scouts

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