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.
Birmingham Branch Library upcoming programs include Love Never Dies – a Valentine’s Day celebration with a twist, Feb. 12, 4 p.m. Sing and move your body to Zombie music; enjoy some Brain Dead Punch and other deliciously gross snacks. Kids are invited to stop in and read to the Canine Good Citizen certified dogs of the Lucas Co. Pit Crew at a Bully Buddies program Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Tax Assistance will be available Feb. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. To qualify for free assistance, participants must earn less than $60,000 per year. To make an appointment, call 419-259-5210.
Lenten Fish Fries Fridays during Lent (except Good Friday) Feb. 15-March 22, 5-7 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 725 White St. Featuring Alaskan Pollock side dishes, bread & butter, coffee and milk and homemade desserts. Kids’ menu available. Carryout orders welcome. Info: 419-698-1519.
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 email@example.com.
Free Yoga Classes Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities Center, (Navarre Park Shelterhouse), 1001 White St. Instructed by Richard Ward. Info: 419-691-2254.
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.
River View Yacht Club Sunday Breakfast Buffet Sundays through March 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 5981 Edgewater Dr. Featuring eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits & gravy, made-to-order omelets, French toast, pancakes, breakfast burritos and beverages. Kids’ and seniors’ meals available. Info: 419-729-9251. Proceeds benefit the Commodore’s Ball.
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 Tree Commission Meeting Feb. 20, 7 p.m. in the City of Oregon Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public invited.
PERI Chapter #93 Meeting Feb. 28, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Hall #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Speaker, business meeting, coffee or cookies and fellowship. PERS retirees welcome.
Oregon Fest 2013 Planning Meetings will be held March 7 & 21, April 11 & 25 and May 2, 9 & 16 at 6:30 p.m. the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Oregon Fest will be held May 19 from noon-6 p.m. on Dustin Rd. Info: Fest@bex.net or call 419-913-3337.
Theology with Toast meets the 2nd Wed. of every month at 10 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. No reservations needed. On Feb. 13, Monica Martinez will present “Theology of the Family.” Coffee & rolls at 9:30 a.m. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405.
Divorce Care Support Group meets Mon. 7-8:30 p.m., through April 29 in Room B of the Family Life Center, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Info: 419-693-1150.
Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., storytime registrations being accepted for: Family Storytime (ages 2-7) meets Tues. 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.
Clay High School Band Parents Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Feb. 14, 4:30-7 p.m., Clay High School cafeteria, 5665 Seaman Rd. Featuring spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, salad, bread, desserts, and beverages. Discounts available for seniors and children 12 years and younger. Dine in or carryout through the drive-through available on the west side of Seaman Rd. 50/50 raffles and gift basket raffle. Info: 419-309-7056.
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
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
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 Fire Dept. Auxiliary Chili Dinner Feb. 17, noon-5 p.m., Full- and half-dinners available. Includes chili, salad, dessert & beverage. Spaghetti will be available for an additional cost. Call ahead to 419-666-4341 for carryout service.
Northwood Block Watch Meeting Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. Meet in the Josie Reinhart Room before touring the Police Dispatch Center.
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.
AARP Tax Time will be offered at the Elmore Senior Center Feb. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Appointments required. Call 419-862-3874.
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.
Elmore Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. and every Sat. from 5-9 p.m. Questions: 419-392-1112.
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.
Genoa Food Pantry Open House Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m., Pantry is being relocated to Christ Community Church, 303 West 4th St. Info: 419-855-8539 or 419-341-5171.
AARP Tax Time will be offered at the Genoa Senior Center March 11 and 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Appointments required. Call 419-855-4491.
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 being relocated to Christ Community Church, 303 West 4th St. Info: 419-855-8539 or 419-341-5171.
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.
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.
Washington Elementary Chili Festival Feb. 23, 5-8:30 p.m. Food including chili, Root’s Chicken and Papa Murphy’s pizza, along with kids’ games, face painting, a cake walk, prizes and themed basket raffle. Jon “The Big Nut” Peters will call the 25-cent bingo. Sponsored by the PTO. The school is located at 109 W. Lincoln St.
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.
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.
St. John Lutheran Church Annual Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 450 Rocky Ridge Rd. Menu includes chicken and biscuit, tossed salad, dessert, coffee and punch. Proceeds from the freewill offering will go toward Confirmation Camp. Matching funds from Thrivent Financial have been applied for.
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.
Family Bingo Night Feb. 9, 5-8:30 p.m., Eastwood Middle School gymnasium Sponsored by the Pemberville PTO.
Pemberville United Methodist Church Dinner Feb. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Featuring a Homemade Soup Buffet with 12 soups, including snipple bean, served with a sandwich, salad bar, dessert, and a beverage. Carry-outs available.
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.
Learn the Basics of Online Scrapbooking Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. and Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St. The basics of Close to My Heart’s online design software will be covered. Call 419-732-3212 to register.
Roast Beef Dinner Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m., VFW 9963, 109 N. Main St. Includes mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll & butter and dessert. $8.
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.
Shrove Pancake Dinner Feb. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church. Dinner includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce and drink. Carry outs available. Free-will donations to go toward St. John’s Activity Center fund.
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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