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Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., upcoming activities include “We've Got Game!” – grades K-5 are invited to drop in the library April 1-5 to participate in fun activities based on popular games like Boggle, Yahtzee and more. Teen Space (grades 4-8) are invited to hang out at the library April 4 at 4 p.m. to play video games, enjoy a snack, make crafts and more.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner & Craft Show April 10, 4-7 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities Center (Navarre Park Shelterhouse), 1001 White St. Dinner includes spaghetti (with or without meat), salad, garlic toast and beverage. Tickets are $8 in advance or $9 at the door. Dine in or carry out. Homemade baked goods and crafts for sale. For info: 419-691-2254.

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 for the East Toledo Old Heffner school area meets every 4th Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 2075 Kelsey Ave. Residents who live within the boundaries of Starr, the RR tracks (Belt Street), Dearborn and Lemert, Seaman to the I-280 Bridge and any surrounding neighbors/ business owners are also welcome.

Lucas Co. Retired Teachers Assn. Meeting April 25, noon, Valleywood Golf Club, 13501 Airport Hwy. Featuring entertainment by entertainer 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 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. Watch for Jimmy Seibers Sr. Show coming soon.

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 offers 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.

Friends of Pearson will meet April 3, 7-9 p.m., Packer-Hammersmith Center. The Friends welcome fellow fans of the park to help plan events and volunteer activities.

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 or 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. at 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.

Members of the Cardinal Stritch High School Class of 1969 will hold a casual get-together April 20 from 5-10 p.m. at El Camino Sky, 2072 Woodville Rd. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP to Marlene Imbery Searle at 419-691-8642 or

Theology with Toast, at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd., April 10, 10 a.m. Sr. Raymond LSP, will present 'The Universal Call To Holiness'. No reservations needed. Coffee and 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. Info: 419-693-8173.

Cooley Canal Yacht Club 10th Annual Wild Game Feed, April 13, 4 p.m., 12235 Bono Rd. Featuring muskrat, deer, fish, turkey, rabbit, buffalo, hog and more. Info: Leonard Smalley at 419-855-1020 or Clyde Siefke at 419-276-4814.

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.

Clay Center
Split-the-Pot Bingo sponsored by the Clay Center Fire Social Assn. April 6, 7-10 p.m., Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St. Refreshments available.

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.

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 everyTues. 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 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. Contact 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. 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 and social programs, health assessments and 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.

Village of Lindsey Farmers Market will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month May through October, 9 a.m.-noon in the Village Park on Main Street. Open to vendors who wish to sell produce, baked goods, plants, crafts, candles, etc. A flea market area will also be available during the months of July and October. Fee is $5 for unlimited space. For info, call 419-665-2045.

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.

ABS Safe Boating Course April 20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion Post #320, 204 Illinois Ave. Presented by USCG Aux Flotilla 16-16. Cost is $35 per person or $45 for two students sharing a book. Lunch provided. For info/registration, call Dale Steinfurth at 419-464–1192 or contact Terry Cleary 419-367-0222 or

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).

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 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 at 7 p.m., April 3 at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Visitors welcome. For info, visit

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.

St. Jerome Catholic Church Card Party April 6, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 300 Warner St. To register call Elaine Miller at 419-837-6953.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive April 4, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Solomon Lutheran Church, 305 W. Main St.

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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