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Toledo Record Show March 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Clement’s Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd. Buying and selling old and new CDs, tapes, records (33s, 45s and 78s), videos and more. Admission $1. Info: 419-833-5040.

Jiggs Dinner March 13, 4:30 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St. (Navarre Park Shelterhouse). Featuring corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, roll, dessert and beverage. Tickets available at the center (M-F from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.).

Block Watch 410-M for the East Toledo-Raymer School Area will begin meeting every 2nd Thurs. of the month beginning March 14, 6-7 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. Residents who live between the boundaries of East Broadway, Belt Street/RR tracks, Navarre and Starr Avenues, in East Toledo with surrounding area neighbors/business owners also welcome. Lighted parking available off of White Street. Kids welcome. Theme for the coming year is, "Make Your Mess, Your Message."

Fish Fry Fridays through March 15, 5-7 p.m., St. George Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd. Building is handicap-accessible. Includes fish, fries, cole slaw, dessert, coffee & tea. Proceeds benefit church school building fund. Info: 419-475-7054.

Reuben Sandwiches on sale March 16, 2-7 p.m. and March 17 until gone, VFW 4906, 2161 Consaul St. Includes sandwich, chips and pickles. Carryouts available. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.

Block Watch 410-N will hold its first meeting of 2013 March 25 at 6:30 p.m., 2075 Kelsey Ave.Open to the community.

Lenten Fish Fries Fridays during Lent (except Good Friday)  through 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.

Waite High School Alumni from the Class of 1951 meet the 2nd Mon. of every month. On March 11, the alumni will meet at noon at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Toledo. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-693-6060.

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. March 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.

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. On March 13, Gary Shope will perform.

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.

Waite High School Alumni from the Class of 1951, meet the 2nd Mon. of every month. On March 11, the alumni will meet at noon at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Toledo. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-693-6060.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Supper March 8, 4:30-7 p.m., Northwood Church of God, Curtice and Coy. Kids under 5 eat free. Carryouts available.

All-You-Can-Eat Jiggs Dinner March 17, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. or until gone. Reuben sandwiches available for separate purchase.

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.

Mer’s Retreat, March 2, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd. Breakfast kicks off the event at 8 a.m. The retreat will feature the “Stepping Up” video event featuring Dennis Rainey, Mark Driscoll and others. Open to everyone.

Rummage and Bake Sale March 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and March 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christ Dunberger American Legion, 4925 Pickle Rd. Sponsored by the Auxiliary. Cash only. Donations will be accepted March 4, 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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: or call 419-913-3337.

Catholics Returning Home, a six-week series will meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning April 3 in the Family Life Center at St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers about returning to the Church. Info: Carol at 419-691-3562 the Parish at 419-693-1150.

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. 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., through March 19; Babytime (ages 1-2) meets Wed. through March 20, 10:30-10:50 a.m.; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), meets Thurs. through March 21, 10:30-11 a.m. Registration required. Call 419-259-5250 for info.

Lenten Fish Fries, 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 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.
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.

Benton Twp.
Cemetery Cleanup Deadline at Elliston and Limestone cemeteries is March 15. Wreaths, arrangements and other materials remaining after that date will be removed. New arrangements may be displayed beginning March 29.

New Destiny Quartet March 9, 6 p.m., Bono Baptist Church. Free-will offering will be taken. Info: 419-836-3909 or

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 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.

The Cash Basis Annual Financial Report of the Harris-Elmore Public Library for the year that ended Dec. 31, 2012 is available for inspection at the Library, 328 Toledo St. Call Julie Bergman, fiscal officer, at 419-862-2573 for an appointment.

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.

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 419-341-0913.

Taco Bar Fiesta, an evening of food, music and fun, March 16, 6-11 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall. Buffet from 6:30-8 p.m. Music provided by Elmore Fudd. 21 and over. BYOB. Tickets $25 per person, advance sale only. For tickets, call Elizabeth Reynolds at 419-360-0267 or the parish office at 419-367-2255.

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 be going out for dinner March 14 at Luckey’s, 3310 Navarre Ave., Oregon (across from Kroger). Meet at 5 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.

Euchre Tournament March 9, Luckey American Legion Hall, 335 Park Dr. Food & registration at 6 p.m.; tournament begins at 7 p.m. Registration fee $5. Open to individual players 18 and older. Concessions and soft drinks available. BYOB. Proceeds support the programs of the American Legion, & Auxiliary and help toward the upkeep of the Post Home.

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. Conservation League Youth Shoot March 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for ages 9-15. Free. Shoot will consist of trap shooting, archery and making inline fishing lures. Club will provide a gun or bow to those who don’t have one. An adult must accompany each child. Instructors will be on hand to assist participants. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by March 16. Space limited to first 25. Mike Dille at 419-836-7508.

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
Adult Girl Scouting Program Leaders Gathering March 10, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. Church service at 10:30 a.m., followed by informal reception in the Social Room at 11:30 a.m. Attend one or both. Bring something to add to the big bowl of Gorp snack mix. Info: 419-898-5140 or

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fries from 4-7 p.m. Fridays through March 22, St. Boniface School, 215 Church St. Choose from baked or fried fish, macaroni and cheese, french fries, seasoned potatoes, hush puppies, cole slaw, salad bar, dinner rolls, beverage and a variety of homemade desserts. Children’s meals available. Ages 5 and under eat free.

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.

Fish Fries March 1, 15 and 29, 4:30-7 p.m. Pemberville American Legion, 405 E. Front St. Three & five piece dinners available, which include baked potato or fries, cole slaw or applesauce, roll & butter. Carryout available. Homemade pie and macaroni and cheese also available.

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 March 6, 7 p.m., Way Public Library. Visitor welcome. For club info, visit

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 Historical Society will meet March 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street museum. The program will include Nancy Ritzert, of the American Association of University Women, portraying Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman of the U.S. Supreme Court, The program is free. Guests welcome.

eReader Essentials Program March 6, 7 p.m., Woodville Branch of Birchard Library, 124 S. Main St. Staff members will demonstrate how to download free eBooks, even on a Kindle. Attendees are invited to bring their devices for a hands-on experience, or just watch demonstrations on library equipment. Free; no registration required. Info: 419-849-2744.

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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