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ABLE Mobile Benefit Bank Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. beginning Nov. 13, Birmingham Branch Library. Benefit bank staff can assist with applying for food stamps, home energy and child care assistance, and many other services. Free legal assistance is also available for problems such as bankruptcy, consumer debt, domestic violence, divorce, and foreclosure prevention. Services are free and available to all.
Block Watch 420-C will meet the 4th Thurs. of Nov. at 6 p.m. at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Nevada St.
Thanksgiving Dinner & Bazaar Nov. 16, 4-6:30 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. at Plymouth St. Menu includes turkey and all the fixings, along with a beverage and dessert.
Craft Show & Bake Sale Nov. 16 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway. Handcrafted items, doll clothes, jewelry plus homemade soups and sandwiches.
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.
VFW Post #2510 will be having Friday-night dinners from 4-7 p.m. Menu includes meat loaf on Nov. 16 and roast beef Nov. 30. Taco dinner will be held Nov. 17 from 2-6:30 p.m. Public welcome. Meetings are held Tues. at 7 p.m.; Men’s Auxiliary meets the 1st Tues. and Ladies Auxiliary meets the 4th Tues.
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.
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: www.ojhs.org.
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 d28toastmaster.org 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
Evening of Contemporary Praise and Worship featuring the praise team of the congregation Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4125 Pickle Rd. Open to the community.
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.
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.
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.
Pigs in the Blanket Dinner Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m., Zion UMC Fellowship Hall, 18045 N. Williams St.
Camp Sabroske Annual Meeting Nov. 18, 2:35 p.m., Zion UMC Fellowship Hall, 18045 N. Williams St.
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.
Free Veterans Day Breakfast for military veterans Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m., Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church. Participants are invited to stay for a special Veteran’s Day worship service at 10:30 a.m. RSVP by leaving a message at church at 855-3575.
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.
"Dolphin Tale," a family-friendly movie will be shown in the sanctuary at Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of Main and 4th streets Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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.
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.
Veteran’s Day Stew Feed Nov. 11, American Legion Post #114, 221 Park St. Doors open at 5 p.m. All veterans and families welcome.
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.
Christmas Bazaar Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, 360 E. Ottawa St., off Finke Road by Veterans Park. Featuring crafts, candies, cookies, baked goods and more. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Santa will make a visit at noon. For table rental info, call Carol at 419-898-4580 or Darlene at 419-898-0659.
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: www.TOPICSCameraClub.com.
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.
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 solomon-lutheran-school.com 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.
Woodville Historical Society meeting Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street Historical Museum. Speaker will be Larry Michaels on "Fremont Now and Then." The program is free and guests are welcome.