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Weihnachts Stimmung – Traditional German Service in the Christmas Spirit Dec. 16, 3 p.m., First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Featuring the Teutonia Mannerchor and Damenchor and the First St. John Church Bell Choir.
Holiday Musical Feast Dec. 22, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1880 Genesee St. Featuring musicians from St. Thomas Aquinas and Sacred Heart churches.
ABLE Mobile Benefit Bank Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. at the Birmingham Branch Library. Benefit bank staff can assist with applying for food stamps, home energy and childcare 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.
VFW Post #2510 will be having Friday-night dinners from 4-7 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.
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. 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 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
Christ Dunberger American Legion Post 537, Pickle Road, changed Euchre playing from Wednesdays to Mondays. For more info, call Joseph at 419-764-9576.
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.
Government Food Distribution for city residents Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Josie Reinhart Community Center, 6000 Wales Rd.
Northwood VFW 2984 Taco Nights Mondays 4-7:30 p.m. Fish Fries featuring fish, chicken, steaks and shrimp are held Fridays from 5 to 7:45 p.m.
Bono Baptist Church presents “The Secret Room” Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., 967 Main St., Martin. What is the little church hiding in the locked room? Follow three misguided characters on their journey to unwrap the truth about Christmas.
Food for Fines – The Harris-Elmore Library is now accepting non-perishable food items in lieu of fines. Food items will be donated to the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau and the food pantries serving Elmore and Genoa. The suggested donation is one item for every dollar owed. Patrons may not pay for lost materials with donated food items.
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.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Project provides gifts for needy children in the community. Angel Trees are located at Huntington Bank.
Red Cross Blood Drive Dec. 19, noon-6 p.m., St. John United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St.
Food for Fines – The Genoa Library is now accepting non-perishable food items in lieu of fines. Food items will be donated to the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau and the food pantries serving Elmore and Genoa. The suggested donation is one item for every dollar owed. Patrons may not pay for lost materials with donated food items.
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.
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 address within the district 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.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Gift Pickup Dec. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mainstreet Church 795 campus. Info: 419-666-8304.
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.
Santa Visits Troy-Webster American Legion Post #240, 335 Park Dr., Dec. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. Cookies & refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Troy Twp. Fire Dept., Troyettes, Luckey Kiwanis, Troy-Webster American Legion & Auxiliary.
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.
Ottawa Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities will present its draft of the 2013 Annual Action Plan at a public hearing Dec. 12, 9 a.m. at the board office, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd. Families, persons served and community members are invited to give input on the Action Plan. To request a copy of the draft plan, call 419-898-0400, ext. 3114.
Riverview Industries, Inc., 8380 W. SR 163, is selling grave pillows and blankets. Call for prices and info about personalizing.
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.
Ottawa Co. Safety Council Monthly Meeting Dec. 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Magruder Hospital Conference Room. Lunch and networking from 11-11:30 a.m. RSVP to Denise Ventrone at 419-898-6242 by Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. Those attending are invited to bring household paper products, grooming and hygiene items and non-perishable food products for needy county residents.
Walbridge Public Library Accepting Food for Fines through Dec. 17. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at the library, 108 N. Main St. as payment for overdue book fines. Fees for lost or damaged materials are excluded. Donations will be given to the Main Street United Brethren Church. Info: 419-666-9900.
Walbridge Centennial Committee meets the second Tues. of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the village hall.
Family Storytimes for children of all ages Tues. 11 a.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Free. 419-666-9900.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Project provides gifts for needy children in the community. Angel Trees are located at Pills `N Packages.
Woodville Senior Center offers lunch M-F, 11:30 a.m. (call 419-849-3636 for reservations). Home delivery also available.