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Birmingham Development Corp. General Meeting Oct. 15, 6 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library. Neighborhood concerns in the areas of housing, public safety, youth recreation will be discussed. Info: 419-259-5210.

Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., Teen Space, Oct. 18, 4 p.m. Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to hang out at the library and enjoy video games, a snack, crafts and more.

Town Hall Meeting to discuss Library Levy #23, 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.

Waite High School Blood Drive Nov. 9, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Field House, East Broadway Street. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are available by calling the school at 419-671-7000.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 15, 1-6 p.m., Heritage Church, 1640 S. Coy Rd.

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

Fish Fry Oct. 19, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy Rd. at Navarre. Featuring all-you-can-eat Alaskan walleye. Dessert included. Dine in or carry out. Children’s meals available. Info: 419-691-9400.

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.

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting Oct. 25, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. “Feed Your Neighbor Week,” followed by business meeting, coffee and cookies.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 Community Blood Drive Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fremont Alliance Church, 936 Brush St.

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

24th Annual Holiday Craft Show, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 550 Smith Rd. $2 admission will include a chance to win $25 every hour. Homemade food will be available for lunch. A supervised craft room will be available for kids available for $5. Pictures with Santa. An elevator to the second floor and shuttle service to the front door from the parking area will be available to all those who need assistance. 

Altered Book Workshop Oct. 22, 6-7:45 p.m., Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. Enjoy a scrapbooking activity using discarded library books. Bring scrapbooking supplies, or use the library’s. Info: 419-855-3380.

Free Computer Classes offered at the Genoa Branch Library through Connect Ohio. Series includes three classes that will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Topics include: Computer Basics, offered Oct. 25; Internet Basics offered Nov. 1 and Email Basics offered Nov. 8. Class size limited to 10. For info, call 419-855-3380.

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.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Zion United Methodist Church, 18045 W. William St.

Lake Twp.
Give Away of free items to for the needy in the community Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 26535 Pemberville Rd., (between Route 795 and Route 163). Clothing, shoes, household items and some personal items.

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.

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.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 15, noon-5 p.m., St. Peter Lutheran Church, 17877 SR 579.

American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance Oct. 28, 2-6 p.m., Millbury Fire Hall. Music will be provided by Hank Haller. Admission $8. Food, pastries and other refreshments will be available. Donations of pastries appreciated. No other carry-ins permitted.

Oak Harbor
Ottawa Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities Monthly Board Meeting Oct. 15, 5 p.m. at the board office, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd. Meetings are open to the public. Info. 419-898-0400.

Mid County EMS Chicken BBQ Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out, St. Pauls UCC. Featuring a half chicken, alad, sides, roll and a cookie. Presale tickets available from Mid County EMS members.

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.

Public Dinner at the Pemberville United Methodist Church, Oct. 20, 4:30- 6:30 p.m. Serving choice of ham loaf/meat loaf,  mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, salad bar, roll, beverage & dessert. Carryouts available. 

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
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 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.

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.

Trunk or Treat event to be held at St. John Lutheran Church’s parking lot, Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m. Decorated cars with games and goodies, food, face painting and clown with balloons.  Come dressed in your Halloween finest.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the church basement.

Cookbook Club will meet Wednesdays 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.




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