Taoist Tai Chi Beginner Classes Jan. 6 6:30-8 p.m. in the community room, Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Participants will learn Tai Chi, a gentle exercise promoting flexibility, balance and relaxations. All adults welcome. Info: 419-537-0131.
Toledo Mothers of Twins Club Meeting Jan 8, Toledo Hospital Croxton Auditorium (across from the first-floor elevators). Social time at 7 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Offering support for mothers, foster mothers, and guardians of multiple births. Info: 419-472-5032/www.tmotc.org.
Friends of Pearson Monthly Planning Meeting, Jan. 7, 7-8 p.m., Packer-Hammersmith Center, Free.
Oregon Democratic Club Meeting Jan. 8, 8 p.m., Fire Station #1, Wynn and Seaman. Planning for Jan. 30 Muskrat Dinner. Info: Kollin Rice at 419-697-2424.
Oregon Senior Center Activities include Monday - Bingo, and fitness club, along with blood pressure checks (9-11:45 a.m.); Tuesday – coffee hour, exercise, line dancing, fitness class, Bunco; Wednesday - bingo, Euchre; Thursday - Breakfast Club, exercise, line dancing, fitness class; Friday - Bingo, movies (second and fourth Fridays) at 1 p.m. Call 419-698-7078 for complete schedule of events; or 419-693-2082 to inquire about lunch at the center, served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Walk With Us, a free confidential adult support group for those grieving a loved one’s death, meets the first Thursday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. and the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at New Harvest Church, 3540 Seaman Rd. Not a social activity. Walk in or call Judy Hoeflinger at 419-344-0200 or Julie Marshall at 419-343-2311.
Afterschool Program every Wednesday during the school year from 3:30-6:30 p.m., First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St, off Pickle, west of Wheeling. Time for worship and play, along with special guests, supper and crafts. Info: 419-693-7128.
Maumee Bay Country Quilters meet the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Oregon Room at St. Charles Mercy Hospital.
Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society Tea & Tours are held the first Sunday of each month, 2-5 p.m. Reservations preferred (419-693-7052). Brandville School in OJHS complex is available for rental. Rental fee $50. Call 419-691-7561 to reserve a date.
Examining the Scriptures From a Jewish Perspective, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., 3540 Seaman Rd., New Harvest Christian Church, 3540 Seaman Rd.
Jerusalem Twp. Food Pantry Board Monthly Meeting every Tuesday before the second Wednesday of the month at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry is open the second Wednesday of each month from 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd. Serving the needy of the community. Government guidelines for eligibility are followed. The nurse is also there for mini check-ups for the seniors.
Northwood VFW Post 2984 Fish Fries every Friday from 5-8 p.m. Featuring fish, chicken, steaks and more. Breakfasts will also be held every Sunday morning from 9 a.m.-noon Info: 419-666-7762.
Split-the-Pot Bingo Jan. 3, 7-10 p.m., Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St. Sponsored by the Clay Center Fire Social Assn. Refreshments available.
“Food for Fines” through the end of the year at the Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St. Patrons may “erase” library fines by contributing non-perishable food items or paper products of equal value to the accrued fines. Items collected will be divided between the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau and the Elmore Food Pantry. Donations will not replace lost items.
Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch is served Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. the day before the meal you wish to attend. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks the 4th Tuesday of the month; bingo played the 4th Tuesday of the month, after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874.
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St. Hour-long sessions feature stories, activities, crafts and a snack.
Monthly Adult Book Discussion Group meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month, Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St. Info: http://library.norweld.lib.oh.us/Harris-Elmore/ or Georgiana Huizenga at 419-862-2482.
Red Cross Blood Pressure Screenings Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-noon, Genoa Senior center, 514 Main St. Free.
Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St., serves lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the group plays cards at 12:30 p.m. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks are offered on the third Wednesday of the month. Bingo is played Monday mornings at 10 a.m. Call 419-855-4491 for lunch reservations.
Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St. Open Fridays 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Genoa Area Community Food Pantry at the Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, 4th and Main Street is open the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon and Dec. 18, 3:30-5 p.m.
Preschool Storytime at Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St., meets Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Hour-long sessions feature stories, activities, crafts and a snack.
Monthly Adult Book Discussion Groups meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. or the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Info on books: Amy Laity at 419-855-3380.
Active Seniors are invited to meet and eat at the Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane Nutritional lunches every weekday, educational and social programs, health assessments and more. Transportation to the center is available. Home-delivered meals are also available for homebound seniors. Info: 419-637-7947.
Ageless Wonders first meeting of 2009 Jan. 8 at noon, Lake Township Administration Building, SR 705 and Cummings Road. Potluck followed by games. Info: 419-836-3811.
Euchre Tournament sponsored by the Ageless Wonders Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Lake Township Administration Building, SR 705 and Cummings Road. Any questions, call 419-836-3811.
Food Pantry open to the public the last Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. and the last Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m., Main Street. Contact your local church office for further details.
Golden Gang will meet for a noon potluck meeting Jan. 6, noon, Lake Twp. Hall, 27975 Cummings Rd.
Free Fall Storytimes are being offered at the Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 W. Main St. Preschoolers and infants accompanied by a parent will meet for stories, a craft and simple activities Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. A Family Fun Storytime will be held Thursdays at 7 p.m. Adult Book Discussion Group meets the third Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St.
The Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact local churches for further details.
Topics Camera Club meets first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Info: 419-766-0063.
Fish Fry Fridays Jan. 16 through April 10, 5-7:30 p.m., Rossford Eagles, 2322 658 Lime City Rd, Featuring all-you-can-eat Pollack plus sides and a beverage. Chicken fingers dinner also available. Call 419-666-5664 for carryout service or 419-666-9253 for more info. Karaoke to follow the dinner.
Steak Fry Saturdays Jan. 17 through April 11, Rossford Eagles 2322, 658 Lime City Rd. Featuring New York strip steaks, sides and a beverage. Info: Call 419-666-9253. Live music to follow.
Walbridge Branch Library Book Discussions are held the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. Newcomers welcome. Jan. 12th’s discussion will be on Dorothea Benton Frank’s, “The Land of Mango Sunsets.” The Mystery Book Discussion Book meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. The Jan. 28 discussion will be on Alexander McCall Smith’s “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.” The library is located at 108 N. Main St. Info: 419-666-9900.
Woodville Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call the center at 419-849-3636 for reservations. Home delivery also available.