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Community Forum Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. A discussion about conditions in East Toledo neighborhoods. Share ideas and be a part of the change.

Pre-Lenten Fish Fry sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas Holy Name Society, Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m. in the church hall, White Street. Featuring Alaskan Pollock. Kids’ meals available.

Shrove Tuesday Benefit Pancake Supper Feb. 12, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd. “Topping bar” will be available. Free-will offering will be collected to benefit St. Mark families in need. Building is wheelchair-accessible. Carryouts available.

About Boating Safely (ABS) Class Feb. 22, 6-9 p.m. and Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maumee River Yacht Club, 2735 Broadway St. Sponsored by Flotilla 16-15. Registration $30. Info: Phil Wesley at 734-847-8580 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Fish Fries at VFW 4906, 2161 Consaul St. Feb. 15 and March 1, 15 and 29, 4:30 p.m. until sold out. Dinners offered include yellow perch, frog legs, shrimp and combination, served with fries, cole slaw, bread and butter and dessert. Fish sandwiches also available.

Block Watch 410-M – East Toledo Raymer School Area will begin meeting again every 2nd Thurs. of the month, starting March 14. Meetings are held from 6-7 p.m. at Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. Parking available off White Street. Crayons and paper will be available for kids. No speaker this first meeting, which will include a discussion about the coming year. Residents between East Broadway and White Street invited to attend.

Country Music at VFW Post 2510, 2nd St., every Wed. at 7 p.m. Open to the public. No cover. Community is invited as musicians volunteer to play for the veterans’ enjoyment.

ABLE Mobile Benefits Bank 2nd Tues. of the month, 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.


Oregon
Divorce Care Support Group meets Mon. 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 4 through April 29 in Room B of the Family Life Center, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Info: 419-693-1150.

James West Hancock Oregon Senior Center Chili Cook-Off Feb. 8, 5-8 p.m., St. Michael’s Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave. No entry fee. Prizes for Judges’ Choice, People’s Choice and Best Chili Name. Deadline for entry is noon Feb. 6. No entry fee. Call the center at 419-698-7078 for rules and entry forms.

Mardi Gras Celebration Feb. 9, 7 p.m.-midnight, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. Sponsored by the German-American Festival Society and Costume Holiday House, the event will feature music by Encore and Tru Brew and a costume contest. Food & drinks available for purchase. Tickets $10. Call Sue Bigelow at 419-260-9628.

Green Kale Dinner (Grünkohl Dinner), Feb. 10, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Black Forest Café at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. Menu includes smoked pork chops, pork roast, sausage, bacon, kale and potatoes served family-style. Dessert and coffee included. Cash bar available. Reservations due by Feb. 4. Call Ingeborg Mueller at 419-872-2603.

Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., storytime registrations being accepted for: Family Storytime (ages 2-7) meets Thurs. 7-7:30 p.m., Feb. 12-March 19; Babytime (ages 1-2) meets Wed. Feb. 13-March 20, 10:30-10:50 a.m.; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), meets Feb. 14-March 21, 10:30-11 a.m. Registration required. Call 419-259-5250 for info.

Lenten Fish Fries, Feb. 15 and 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Coy and Navarre. Dine in or carry out. Info: 419-691-9400

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. No reservations needed. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405.

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 St.

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 d28toastmasters.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


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.


Northwood
Government Food Distribution for City Residents Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Josie Reinhart Community Center, located behind the Northwood Municipal Building, 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.


Bowling Green
Square Dance Feb. 9, 8 p.m.-midnight, Wood Co. Jr. Fair Building. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music by Riverbend Band. BYOB. Pop and snacks provided. Tickets $12 per person and $20 per couple, payable at the door. Sponsored by the Wood Co. Horse Council. Proceeds will go to the Wood Co. Fairgrounds Horse Arena Cover Fund.


Clay Center
Split-the-Pot Bingo sponsored by Clay Center Fire Social Assn. Feb. 2, 7-10 p.m., Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St.. Refreshments available.


Elliston
Red Cross Blood Drive-Free Breakfast Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Zion United Methodist Church. Free breakfast will be available to those who donate blood. Sign up at redcrossblood.org or by calling LisaAnne at 419-250-1188.


Elmore
Elmore American Legion & Auxiliary Post #279 Blood Drive, Feb. 11, noon-6 p.m. at the post. Food canteen. Walk-ins welcome.

Crafters Wanted for Woodmore Select Baseball Craft Show to be held March 23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Woodmore High School Multipurpose Room, 633 Fremont St. Info: visit www.woodmoreselectbaseball.com or call Esteban Reyes at 419-345-4104.

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
Red Cross Blood Drive, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Terra Community College, 2830 Napoleon Rd.


Genoa
Free Computer Classes offered Tue. Feb. 5 through Mon. Feb. 11, Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. For a complete list of classes, call 419-855-3380 or www.harriselmorelibrary.org.

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.


Gibsonburg
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 will meet Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m. at the Woodville Diner, 1949 Woodville Rd., (across from Kroger). Reservations have been made under “Ageless Wonders.” Info: 419-836-3811.

Chili Cook-Off Feb. 16, 1 p.m., Lake Twp. Administration Building. Registration at noon.

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.


Lindsey
Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 28, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 S. S. SR 590.


Luckey
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.


Martin
Vendors & Crafters Sought for a Spring Vendor & Craft Show, March 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 17877 SR 579 (across from Blackberry Corners). Proceeds from the show will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Ottawa County. Call Tami or Kim 419-855-4370 for info.


Oak Harbor
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
Eastwood National Honor Society Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 22, 4:30-7. For tickets or info, call the high school office at 419-833-3611.

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.


Perrysburg
Nopack Northwest Ohio meeting Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., Way Public Library. Speaker will be State Sen. Nina Turner.


Walbridge
Euchre Tournament Feb. 2, VFW 9963, 109 N. Main St. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Fourth place earns entry into next tournament. $10 entry includes lunch.

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.


Woodville
Basic Computer Classes Mon. & Wed. Feb. 4, 6, 11, and 13, 1-2:30 p.m., Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St., to register, call 419-849-2744 or visit http://birchard.lib.oh.us/computer_regFORM.htm.

Internet 1 & 2 Class, Feb 20 & 22, 1-2:30 p.m., Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St. To register, call 419-849-2744 or visit http://birchard.lib.oh.us/computer_regFORM.htm.

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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