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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.

Swiss Steak Dinner April 24, 5-7 p.m., Clark St. Church, 1133 Clark St. Complete dinner includes salad table, beverage and dessert. Children’s meals and carryouts available.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church Altar & Rosary Society Prize Bingo April 25, 7-9 p.m., corner of White & Idaho St. Refreshments available. Tickets $5 at the door or by calling Carol at 419-698-1519, Kathy at 419-693-6409 or Dolores at 419-693-8701.

Rummage Sale May 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Friday is $2-a-Bag Day for clothes. An elevator is located in the back of the church.

Plant Exchange sponsored by Toledo Plant Exchange volunteers May 4, 10-11:30 a.m. in the underground parking garage (enter from Adams St.) of the Main Library of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 Michigan St. Free parking.

Lucas Co. Retired Teachers Luncheon May 22 at noon at the Toledo Country Club, 3949 River Rd. Program will be Joannie Varrett portraying, Blade writer and author, Millie Benson. Bring children's books for United Way. Entree choices include Chicken a la King, beef stroganoff or cheese manicotti. Send reservation, choice of entree and $18.50 to Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania OH 43560, by May 15.

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 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.


Oregon
CPR Class April 20, Clay High School gym, 5665 Seaman Rd. Classes offered 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Call 419-693-0668 to RSVP. Not a card-carrying course.

Missionaries Mike and Becky Kuelker will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services April 20 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd. The Kuelkers serve in Tepik, Mexico. For info, visit www.princeofpeaceoregon.com or call 419-691-9407.

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting April 25, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. “Feed Your Neighbor Week.” Business meeting, speaker, fellowship and refreshments. PERS retirees welcome.

Oregon Fest 2013 Planning Meetings will be held April 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-913-3337.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mercy St. Charles Hospital Spring Bloom Card Party April 22, noon-4 p.m. in the hospital’s Oregon Room. $10 includes a hot luncheon and card playing. Raffle tickets $1 (need not be present to win). Info: Bonnie at 419-836-3135.

Teutonia Mannerchor and Damenchor Dinner, Concert and Dance April 27 in the Chalet at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. Dinner at 5:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 dinner and concert or $13 for the concert alone. For tickets, contact Nancy Wateres at 419-290-3229 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

Senior “Pen to Palette” Book  Discussion Group will meet May 3 to discuss “The Madonnas of Leningrad,” by Debra Dean. Meet at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., at 11:15 a.m. Carpool to the Toledo Museum of Art at 11:30 a.m. (parking $5). Order lunch at the museum Café (your cost). Book discussion in the reserved Yellow Room. Docent tour from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Multiple copies of the book are available at the library. Info: 419-259-5250.

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. Info: 419-693-8173.

AWAIT (support group for family members of individuals dealing with severe head trauma) meets every 2nd Mon. at 5 p.m. at New Life Assembly of God, 3230 Dustin Rd. Info: Kim at 419-382-1740.

“Tactics” Class, a weekly Class for Learning to Control Thoughts and Emotions, offered weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. beginning April 23 at New Life Assembly of God, 3230 Dustin Rd. Info: Kim at 419-382-1740.

Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, 1133 Grasser St. is open Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: www.ojhs.org.


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
Plant Exchange sponsored by the Wood Co. Master Gardeners April 27, 10-11:30 a.m., Wood Co. Fairgrounds Home and Gardens Building, 13800 W. Poe at Haskins Rd.


Elliston
Spring Chicken BBQ April 21, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity UCC, 17955 W. Third St. Half- and quarter-chicken dinners available with baked potato, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. Dine in or carry out.


Elmore
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.


Fremont
54th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Festival, April 17, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at the American Legion, 2000 Buckland Ave. Featuring pancakes and sausage. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis community outreach projects. For advance ticket info, visit www.fremontkiwanis.org.


Genoa
Tail Waggin’ Tutors, therapy dogs from a local chapter of Therapy Dogs Intl., will visit the Genoa Branch Library the 3rd Wed. of the month at 6:30 p.m. beginning April 17. Children may visit the library and take turns reading to the dogs. The program will last an hour. Registration not required. Info: 419-855-3380. Sponsored by the Friends of the Genoa Library.

Crafters Needed for a Spring Craft Show May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brunner Campus, 122 West St. Call Tonya at 419-460-4667 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Preschool Storytime meets every 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 located at Christ Community Church, 303 West 4th St. Info: 419-855-8539 or 419-341-0913.


Gibsonburg
Kingdom Rock – "Where Kids Stand for God" Vacation Bible School will be held June 3-7, 9 a.m.-12:15 a.m, at Trinity UM Church 200 E. Madison St. Registrations received by May 1 will receive a free CD (one per family). Free. Register online at www.gibsonburgtrinity.org or call the office at 419-637-2159 for info.

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.
Share the Bounty Giveaway April 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Lakewood Church of the Brethren, 27009 Lemoyne Rd. one mile south of SR 795. Adult and children’s items, household goods, linens and furniture will be given away free.

Donkey Basketball Game presented by Lake High School Student Council April 23, 7 p.m. in the high school field house. Lake Township Police will take on Lake Township Fire, Lake staff will take on HS students, and a championship game will be played between the winners of each game. Advance tickets can be purchased at the school for $6 or at the door for $8. Children 6 and under get in free. There will be $1 donkey rides between games.

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.


Lindsey
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.


Luckey
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.


Maumee
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Millbury
American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance April 28, 2-6 p.m. at the Millbury Fire Hall. Music provided by Hank Haller. Food, pastries and other refreshments will be available. Donations of pastries are appreciated. No other carry-ins permitted. Admission $8.

Vendors Needed for a Trunk Sale to be held May 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, ,28505 Main St. (across from the post office). Reserve a parking space for $5. Sell from  your vehicle or truck. Info: 419-836-3243 (leave a message with contact info).


Oak Harbor
Ottawa Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities Monthly Board Meeting April 15, 5:30 p.m. at the board office, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd. Meetings are open to the public. For info, call 419-898-0400.

Annual Jerry Moffo Memorial Jewelry Sale April 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9789 W. Oak Harbor S. E. Rd.

St. Boniface Catholic School Annual Spring Fling April 27, at 6 p.m. in the school gym, 215 Oak St. Advance tickets are $25 per person, or $200 for a table of 10. Adult beverages and sodas will be available. Dinner of chicken and /or ham, green beans, cheesy potatoes, rolls  and apple pie. DJ, silent and live auctions, raffles, “Let’s Make a Deal” and more. To reserve tickets, contact Sandy at 419-732-1728 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge #495 12th Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que Fundraiser April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out at the shelterhouse at Veterans Memorial Park. Dine in or carry out. Dinner, prepared by Bar-B-Que Traveler, Inc., Includes half-chicken baked potato, green beans, cole slaw, rolls and dessert. Pre-sale tickets available by calling any lodge member or Andrew Haley at 419-898-5552. Limited tickets available at the door.

Downtown Oak Harbor Farmers’ Markets sponsored by the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the 4th Sat. of each month June-October at the Log Cabin Park on North Church Street. Along with fresh produce, vendors are invited to sell quality poultry products, fresh baked goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, plants, fruit, cider, handmade crafts, garden décor, antiques, art, music, jewelry and gourmet food items. For info, call 419-898-0479 or visit www.oakharborohio.net.

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
Pemberville United Methodist Church Public Dinner April 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 205 Perry St. Featuring a choice of ham loaf or meat loaf, potatoes, vegetable, salad bar, dessert and beverage. carryouts available. Info: 419-287-4040.

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.


Perrysburg
Black Swamp Hosta & Daylily Society 18th Annual Plant Sale May18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or until sold out at Walt Churchill’s Supermarket parking lot, 26625 N. Dixie Highway, (SR 25, Exit #2 at US23/I-475). Sale will be held rain or shine. Featuring hostas, daylilies, ferns, wildflowers, companion perennial plants and more. Proceeds from the sale allow the society to continue sponsorship of national display gardens at Toledo Botanical Garden, 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green, and other locales, as well as to provide gardening books to 17 area libraries. Info: call Charlene at 419-874-8964.


Walbridge
Steak Dinner April 20, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge VFW 9963, 109 N. Main St. Dinner includes salad, baked potato, vegetable, rolls and dessert.

Gospel Music featuring the Cross Carriers April 20, 6 p.m. and April 21, 11 a.m. at Athens Missionary Baptist Church, 101 Breckman St.

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
“Meet & Greet for Raider, the Woodville Police Department’s New Police Dog” April 24, 5:30 p.m., Woodville Public Library. Kids’ crafts and refreshments will be provided.

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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