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Birmingham Development Corp. Meeting March 25, 6:30 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. Residents are invited to discuss a proposed Water Dept. expansion at Collins Park. Everyone welcome.

Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., activities include Kid Space (Grades K-5), March 26, 4 p.m. featuring Wii and snacks; Teen Space (Grades 5-8) featuring Wii and snacks for teens.

Fish Fry at VFW 4906, 2161 Consaul St. March 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.

Easter Sunday Breakfast March 31, 9 a.m., Eastminster United Presbyterian Church, 725 Navarre Ave. Worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m.

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.

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.

Lucas Co. Retired Teachers Assn. Meeting April 25, noon, Valleywood Golf Club, 13501 Airport Hwy. Featuring entertainment by singer, guitarist and entertain Eddie Boggs, who sings with the New Christy Minstrels. April charity is Mom's House, which needs Cheerios, Goldfish crackers, pretzels, graham crackers and vanilla wafers. Cost is $18.95 per person. Menu includes chicken cordon bleu, Swiss steak with mushroom sauce or pasta Alfredo with vegetables and dessert. Send payment with your menu choice to Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania OH 43560.

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.

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.

Thrift Shop at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. is open Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Shop features a large selection of clothing and household items neatly arranged. Info: 419-243-8189.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt March 23, 11 a.m. at the church, 4155 Pickle Rd. Everyone welcome. Info:

“Getting Ready for a Great Spring of Birding” presented by Toledo Metroparks Naturalist Karen Mitchell as part of the Friends of Pearson Sunday Lecture Series March 24, 2-3 p.m., Macomber Lodge, Pearson Metropark. Refreshments will be available. A nature walk will follow the program.

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.

Teutonia Männerchor-Damenchor Annual Fish Fry Good Friday (March 29), 4-7:30 p.m. in The Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. Featuring Alaskan walleye, fries, cole slaw, roll and coffee. Full cash bar available. Special children’s meal and carryouts available by calling 419-691-4116. Tickets available at the door or by calling 419-691-4119 or Tim at 419-474-7604.

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.

Oregon Fest 2013 Planning Meetings will be held 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.

St. Ignatius Altar Rosary Society Card Party April 14, 2 p.m. in the church Parish Life Center, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Tallies $7. For table reservations, call Mary Ann Barva at 419-693-4826 or Jan Peacock at 419-691-5223.

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.

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

Monthly Government Food Distribution for City Residents March 27, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Center, located in the Northwood Municipal Bldg., (Parking Lot C), 6000 Wales Rd.

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.

Bowling Green
Wood Co. Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting March 26, 6:30 p.m., Wood Co. District Public Library Meeting Room, 251 N. Main St. After a brief business meeting, Tom Boltz, WCOGS member and military researcher will share ideas on accessing and adding military information to genealogical research. Public welcome.

Harris-Elmore Fire Department Spring Feather Party, April 6, 7-11 p.m. at the Fire Station, 321 E. Rice St. Bingo, money wheel and poker. Featuring steaks, burgers, brats, pork and ham steaks.

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.

Discussion on the Great Fremont Flood of 1913 will be held March 24, 2 p.m., Birchard Library, 423 Croghan St. Local historian Fred Recktenwald will lead the discussion, which will include a slideshow presentation. Info: 419.334.7101.

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.

Tiki Warriors 4th Annual Rummage Sale benefitting the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ottawa County April 6, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., American Legion hall, 302 West St. To donate items for the sale or to volunteer to help, call 419-855-4370 and ask for Kim or Tami.

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.

Inside Garage Sale & Bake Sale sponsored by Welker-Smith American Legion Auxiliary April 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Legion Hall. $6 per table. Set up April 5, 3-6 p.m. Conract Mari Ann Jividen at 419-855-4190 or Eleanor Knieriem at 419-637-2572.

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.
Ageless Wonders will meet for dinner April 11 at 5 p.m. at Moody’s Coney Island Diner, 2511 Oregon Rd., Northwood. Reservations have been made under “Ageless Wonders.” 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 April 13, 7 p.m.  Luckey American Legion Post #240 Hall, 335 Park Dr. Food and registration at 6 p.m. Open to individual players 18 and older. Concessions and soft drinks available for sale. BYOB. Registration fee is $5. Proceeds support Legion and Auxiliary program and 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.

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.

Rummage Sale April 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and April 6, 9 a.m.-noon ($2-a-bag day for clothing and half price for other items), St. Joseph’s Community Center, 120 W. Broadway (use back service entrance in alley off Allen Street).

American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance March 24, 2-6 p.m., Millbury Fire Hall. Music provided by Fred Ziwick’s Band. Food, pastries and other refreshments available. Donations of pastries appreciated. No other carry-ins permitted. Admission $8.

Oak Harbor
Carroll Twp. Fire & EMS Pancake Breakfast March 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Carroll Twp. Service Complex, 11080 W. Toussaint-East Rd. Featuring pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, milk & coffee. Prepared and served by Carroll Twp. Fire & EMS. Carryouts available.

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.

Easter Sunday Worship Services will be held at March 31 at 8 and 10:30 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St. Easter breakfast will be served between services. A complete schedule of Holy Week services is available at

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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