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Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., activities include Spring into Spring (grades K-5), March 19, 4 p.m. – sunny stories, activities and crafts; Teen Space (grades 5-12), March 21, 4 p.m. – teens are invited to hang out at the library for video games, enjoy a snack, make crafts, and more. Birmingham Book Group will meet March 21, 2 p.m. for a discussion of “Life Is So Good by George Dawson.”

Mobile Meals Great Chili Cook-Off, March 23, noon-4 p.m., Stranahan Great Hall, Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo.

Block Watch 410-M for the East Toledo-Raymer School Area meets every 2nd Thurs. of the month, 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.

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.

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.

Card Party Lunch, April 16 at noon, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Donation $8. Men and women welcome. For reservations, call 419-691-5506 or 419-691-7222.

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. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-693-6060.

Friends of Pearson Sunday Lecture Series, “Butterflies and Skippers of the Black Swamp,” March 17, 2-3 p.m., Pearson Park Macomber Lodge. Speaker Steve Smith, president of Ohio Lepidopterists. Refreshment available. Nature walk to follow.

City of Oregon Tree Commission Meeting March 20, 7 p.m., City of Oregon Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public invited.

Lucas Co. Retired Teachers Assn. Luncheon March 20, noon, Stone Oak Country Club. Speaker will be Jim Tichey, former TV reporter, who is now affiliated with Honor Flight of NW Ohio. Lunch menu includes stuffed chicken breast with feta cheese, sliced beef with mushroom gravy or cheese tortellini with creamy pesto sauce. Cost is $18.75. Send lunch choice and check, made out to LCRTA, by March 15 to Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury Dr., Sylvania, OH, 43560.

Oregon Fest 2013 Planning Meetings will be held March 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.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Supper March 23, 4-6 p.m., First St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. Includes meat and meatless sauce, salad, bread, homemade desserts, beverage, and 50/50 raffle. Wheelchair accessibility for dining on first floor. Details by calling the church at 419-693-7128 or Bob Berry at 419 693-4578.

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting March 28, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1002 S. Wheeling St. Speaker, business meeting, refreshments and fellowship. All PERS retirees welcome.

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.

Card Party April 16, noon, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Lunch, donation drawing. Reservations: 419-691-5506 or 419-691-7222.

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.

Annual Spring Rummage Sale, March 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; March 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($2 Bag day), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1105 Elliston Rd., just off SR 2. Info: 419-836-7681.

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast featuring pancakes & sausage, eggs, biscuits & gravy, March 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Genoa Legion Hall, 302 West St. Carryouts available. For Legion Hall rental information, call Tom at 419-460-3265.

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.

Bookworms Book Club will meet the last Thurs. of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Gibsonburg Branch of Birchard Library. The Bookworms will meet for light refreshments and good discussion about a book that members chose at the prior meeting. On March 28, the group will discuss “The Shoemaker’s Wife,” by Adriana Trigiani. For info or to reserve a copy of the book, call 419-637-2173.

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.
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.

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.

Millbury Firemaids will hand out food bags to needy families March 16, 2-4 p.m. at the Fire Station on Ayers Rd.

Oak Harbor
All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast March 23, 7-10 a.m., Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, 360 E. Ottawa St. off SR 163 near Veterans Park. Proceeds will benefit Camp Sabroske. Info: Barb at 419-304-0723.

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 Fry March 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.

BBQ Chicken Dinner April 7, noon until gone, Rossford Eagles, 658 Lime City Rd. Dinner includes half-chicken, au gratin potatoes, corn, sweet and sour cabbage, roll and butter and dessert.

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 Senior Center offers lunch M-F, 11:30 a.m. (call 419-849-3636 for reservations). Home delivery also available.


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