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410-N Block Watch Meeting Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m., 2075 Kelsey Ave.

Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., activities include: Kid Space, Oct. 23, 4 p.m. – play Wii and other games and snacks; Teen Space Oct. 25, 4 p.m. – play video games, enjoy a snack, make crafts and more. 

Halloween Costume Party Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-midnight, VFW 4906, 2161 Consaul St. Bring a dish to share. 50/50 raffles and door prizes. Music provided by David Cheatham.

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 420-C will meet the 4th Thurs. of October and November at 6 p.m. at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Nevada St.

37th Annual First St. John Lutheran Church Chicken & Ham Dinner Nov. 3, 4-7 p.m. at the church, 2471 Seaman Rd. All-you-can-eat dinner will be served family-style. Crafts and baked goods available. Kids’ meals and carryouts available. 

Turkey Dinner & Bazaar Nov. 7, 5-7 p.m., Clark Street Church, 1133 Clark St. Complete dinner including beverage and dessert. Carryouts available.

St. Lucas Annual Kraut and Pork Dinner Nov. 9 at the church, 745 Walbridge Ave., near South and Broadway. Dinner includes mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles, applesauce, dessert and drink. Dine in at 6 p.m.; carry out at 5:30 p.m.  For reservations, contact the church office at 419-243-8189.

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.

"Homespun Holiday Art & Craft Show" Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Nov. 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Stranahan Great Hall, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Free admission and parking. Featuring handmade crafts, gifts and decorations.

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.

Flu & Pneumonia Clinic Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., JWH Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore, corner of Bayshore & Stadium. Vaccines are administered by Maxim Healthcare. Medicare Part B or participating plan accepted with no co-pay. Without Part B or participating plan, the cost is $30 for the flu or $75 or pneumonia vaccine. Be prepared to provide Medicare/insurance information. For info, call 419-698-7078.

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.

Halloween Harvest Fest Concert for ages 3-10, Oct. 27, 2-2:45 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. No registration needed. Join Kevin Devine for sing-alongs, dancing songs and tricks and treats. Costumes encouraged.

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.

Mercy St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary Prize Bingo Nov. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Many prizes and raffles. Admission: $5 donation. Info: Bev at 419-836-9146.

Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, 1133 Grasser St., is open Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors may browse through the complex at their leisure. Free; donations welcome. A special display featuring the Oregon Fire Department and the Sun Oil Fire Brigade will continue through October. The displays feature private and archival collections of the local fire department and three retired Oregon firefighters in observance of Fire Prevention Month. 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 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.”

Maumee Bay Country Quilters' Guild meets the first Tues. of the month in the Board Room at Mercy St. Charles Hospital at 6:45 p.m. Guest fee for the meeting is $5.  Persons having questions concerning this meeting or the guild may call 419-693-8173


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.

Bowling Green
Wood Co. Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St. After a short business meeting there will be a demonstration of the library’s version of Ancestry. Participants can use the library’s computers for research until 10:30 p.m. Come prepared with family names, dates and other info. Public welcome.

Elmore Christian Women's Breakfast Oct. 22, 9:15 a.m., St. Paul Trinity United Methodist Church, 340 Toledo St. Parking available in the back of the church. Program will be presented by Marcia Jess, Debbie Harmeyer and Blair Miller. Open to women from Elmore and surrounding communities.

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.

Terra’s Music on Sunday Concert Series presents trumpeter Charles Saenz and pianist Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu Oct. 21, 4 p.m. in the Recital Hall in Building D. 

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast featuring pancakes & sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy Oct. 28, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Genoa Legion Hall, 302 West St. Kids’ meals available. Carryouts available. For Legion hall rental information, call 419-460-3265.

Pet Food Collection – through Nov. 30, First Federal Bank of Genoa is collecting dog and cat food (wet and dry) to help the animals at Humane Society of Ottawa County. Name suggestions are also welcome for the new outside wall contest that will be at HSOC.

Our Lady of Lourdes Feather Party Nov. 11, 4-7 p.m. Play bingo in the church hall to win turkeys, hams and chickens. Win raffles and door prizes. Soup, pizza, hot dogs and desserts available for purchase. Kids’ bingo with prizes for $2 all night. Proceeds will help fund the Religious Education Program.

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 419-855-8539.

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.

Lake Twp.
Ageless Wonders of Lake Twp. will meet for lunch at The Skillet, 101 S. Main St., Walbridge, Nov. 8, 12:30 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.

Lake Twp.Police Officers Association spaghetti dinner  Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m. at the township hall, 27975 Cummings Rd. Carry-outs available.

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 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.

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.

Craft/Vendor Show Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul’s UMC, SR 795. Building is wheelchair accessible. Free admission. Luncheon available.

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.

Swiss Steak Dinner Nov. 7, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 165 Toussaint St. Serving Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, applesauce or cole slaw and homemade pie. Children’s (half-portion) meals available. For tickets, call the church at 419-898-0852. Dine in or carry out.

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
Clean Up Days, Oct. 27 and 28, 1-5 p.m., Humane Society of Ottawa County, 2424 E. Sand Rd. Put on old clothes and come out and help clean up the grounds, visit the animals and get a look at the progress on the new building

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Woodville Twp. Fire Dept., 321 Main St.

Election Day Supper & Bazaar Nov. 6, 5-7 p.m. Woodville United Methodist Church, 201 W. First St. Swiss steak and baked chicken dinners with homemade pies. Bake sale and bazaar runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sinclair Handbell Choir, from Sinclair Community College, Dayton, in concert, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Woodville U.M. Church, 201 W. First St. Presenting holiday music played on Schulmerich Handbells and Malmark Choir Chimes. For info, call the church office at 419-849-2400 or Terri Molter at 419-849-3004.

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.

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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