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Block Watch 420-C will meet the 4th Thurs. of Nov. at 6 p.m. at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Nevada St.

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.

Ohio State/Michigan Chili Cook-Off/Tailgate Party Nov. 16, 7-11 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Gym, corner of White and Idaho. Admission includes chili, hot dogs, chips, cheese tray, snacks and more. Entertainment, raffles Big Six/Horserace and more. Bring OSU/Michigan decoration for the Best Dressed Table Contest. Chili registration at 6 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Adults only. Call Tim McCrory at 419-343-7798 for info. Tickets also available at the church rectory.

Wine Tasting Dinner & Silent Auction Nov. 16, 6:30-9 p.m., St. George Cathedral Hall, 3754 Woodley Rd. Participants can taste an assortment of wines, foods & desserts. Cost is $50 per couple. Proceeds will go toward the Church School Building Fund. For info, call the church at 419-475-7054 before 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.

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 Wed. Nov. 7. 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.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, Nov. 10, 4-6 p.m., First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. Includes salad, dessert and beverage. 50/50 raffle. Wheelchair accessible; carryouts available. Info: 419-693-4578.

Theology with Toast meets the 2nd Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Nov. 14, Kathy Haninger will present 'Jesus was a Young Adult.'  Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405.

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. 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.
Township Trustees Meet the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at 6 p.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

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

Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 9, 4:30-7 p.m., Northwood Church of God, Curtice and Coy. Adults $7, children 5-12 $2.50, 4 and under free. Carryouts available.

Northwood VFW 2984 Feather Party Nov. 10, 6 p.m., Featuring bingo & 50/50 raffles. Turkeys, hams and steaks. Public welcome.

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.

Allen Twp.
Feather Party sponsored by Allen Twp. Fireman’s Assn. Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., at the fire station in Williston. Turkeys, hams and raffles.

Clay Center
Holiday Bake & Rummage Sale Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Clay Center. Featuring homemade baked goods for Thanksgiving and many other items for sale. Info: 419-836-8270.

Monthly Meeting of the Harris-Elmore Public Library Board of Trustees will be held Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., since the library will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans  Day.

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 “Give Thanks” Luncheon Nov. 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Cost is $12, all inclusive. Featured speaker will be Ken Dumminger who will discuss organ and tissue donation. Speaker Wendy Taylor, of Windsor, Ont., will present “From Rebellion to Submission.” Complimentary nursery available by reservation. For luncheon and free childcare, call Donna at 419-680-2251 or email Carrol at by Nov. 8.

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.

Free Veterans Breakfast Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m., Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church. Attendees may stay for a special Veteran's Day worship service at 10:30 a.m. RSVP by leaving a message at church at 855-3575.

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.

Election Day Dinner Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Zion United Methodist Church, across from the Luckey Elementary School. Menu includes chili, chicken noodle soup, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade pies, a beverage and more.

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.

St. Peter’s UCC Annual Fundraiser featuring decorated greens including grave blankets, pillows and wreaths. Orders will be taken through Nov. 12. Call 419-836-9074 to place an order.

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
John A. Fader Post 114 American Legion Auxiliary Cabbage Roll Dinner Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Post, 221 Park St. Dinner includes cabbage roll, mashed potatoes, corn and dessert. 

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.

Ottawa Co. PERS Chapter 82 Luncheon Meeting Nov. 12 at the Mill Street Brews, 169 Mill St. Speaker will be Mark Shieldcastle from Black Swamp Conservatory. Reservations required by Nov. 9  and may be made by calling 419-898-5544 or 419-855-8131.

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.

TOPICS Camera Club Monthly Meeting Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Visitors welcome. Info:

Chicken Paprikas Dinner Nov. 11, noon-3 p.m. or until sold out in the McAlear Center of All Saints Parish, 628 Lime City Rd. Full- and half-portion meals available. In observance of Veterans Day, all active military personnel and reservists in uniform will get a free dinner. $3 off dinner for all veterans that present a military ID or DD214.

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.

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.

Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction to support Boy Scout Troop #342, Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 W. Toledo St. Bring a pot of chili to enter in the cook-off. Auction prize includes a Cleveland Browns football autographed by kicker Phil Dawson.

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.

Solomon Lutheran Annual Holiday Bazaar, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The church’s “famous lunch” will be served from 11:30-1 p.m. Visit or call 419-849-3600 for info. Applications for vendor participation are also available on the website.

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.

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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