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St. Thomas Aquinas Homecoming Festival July 19-21, White & Idaho near Navarre Park. Roast beef dinner served 4:30-7:30 Sat. and BBQ Dinner served noon¬-6 p.m. Sun. Music every evening, bingo in the air conditioned hall, kids’ rides, kids’ and adult games, raffles, food and more.

Hope & Healing, a support group for people affected by a past abortion – their own or someone else’s – will meet July 24, 7 p.m. at Heartbeat of Toledo, 4041 W. Sylvania Ave. Suite LL4, across from Westfield Franklin Park Mall. Info: call Heartbeat at 419-241-9131. The group meets on the fourth Wed. of each month, January through October.

East Toledo Senior Activities Center Summer Follies dinner theatre, entitled “Simply Seniors,” Saturday, July 27 in the Mercy St. Charles Hospital auditorium. Cost is $12 per person, which includes the show, along with pecan chicken or chicken cordon bleu dinner. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m.; show will follow at 7 p.m. Advance tickets only. Info: 419-691-2254.

East Toledo Family Center Summer Fun Fest July 27, noon-4 p.m. at the center, 1020 Varland Ave. East Side Idol contest, crafts, games, inflatables, information fair and more. Food will be available for purchase.

Block Watch 410-M, which met in the Raymer Elementary School area of East Toledo, is disbanding. Residents from the area are invited and encouraged attend Block Watch 410-N, which meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Hefner School, 2075 Kelsey Ave.

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.

Block Watch 420C Meeting Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 601 Nevada, the 4th Thurs. of every month from 6-7:30 p.m.

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.

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
Teutonia’s 38th Kornfest July 27, 4-10 p.m., Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. BBQ chicken dinner featuring all-you-can-eat sweet corn served 4-7 p.m. Full cash bar available. Entertainment by The Deutschmeister Band from 5-7 p.m. and Musikverein Dettingen e.V. from 7-9 p.m. Advance tickets recommended by calling Kilgus Market at 419-472-9721, Tim Pecsenye at 419-474-7604 or any Teutonia member.

Schwaben Verein’s Waldfest (Festival in the Woods), July 28, noon-8 p.m., Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd. Welcome ceremonies at 3 p.m. with all seven societies and flags. Featuring German foods, cash bar and entertainment by Musikverein Dettingen e.V., The Encore Band and The Holzhacker Buam Schuhplattlers, Public welcome. For tickets, call Kilgus Market at 419-472-9721.

City of Oregon Tree Commission Meeting for July is canceled. The next meeting will be Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. in the city Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public is invited.

"Breakfast in July" Pancake/Sausage Breakfast, July 20, 8-11 a.m., First St. Mark's  Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. Wheelchair accessible; air conditioned. Kids 4 and under eat free. Carryouts available.

First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St., will celebrate 150 years at a sit-down meal Sept. 15 at 11:30 a.m. Reservations for the meal, which includes Swiss steak or fried chicken, is required by Aug. 4. Call 419-693-7128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for info.

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 Table Family Restaurant on Wheeling St.

Special Children’s Program for ages 4-12 Fridays until school resumes from 1-3 p.m., New Life Assembly of God, 3230 Dustin Rd. (between the post office and library). Featuring Bible and fun time. Instructed by Helen Calhoon. Call 419-242-2269 for info.

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. 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.

Elmore
“Dig into Reading” Summer Reading Program runs through July 27 at the Harris-Elmore Library, 328 Toledo St. Children who read (or are read to) for 500 minutes throughout the period will receive a t-shirt. Storytimes for preschoolers will be held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Program for elementary-age children (featuring stories, snacks and crafts) will be held Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m. Teens and adults also have the opportunity to read and enter for prizes and drawings. Info: 419-862-2482.

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.


Genoa
Chicken Bar-B-Que July 21, 10 a.m.-noon, St. John’s UCC, 1213 Washington St. Featuring a half-chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll & butter and dessert. Sponsored by the Mission Committee. Info: 419-855-3906.

“Dig into Reading” Summer Reading Program runs through July 27 at the Harris-Elmore Library, 328 Toledo St. Children who read (or are read to) for 500 minutes throughout the period will receive a t-shirt. Storytimes for preschoolers will be held Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Program for elementary-age children (featuring stories, snacks and crafts) will be held Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. Teens and adults also have the opportunity to read and enter for prizes and drawings. Info: 419-855-3380.

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 2nd 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
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 be going out to dinner Aug. 8, 5 p.m., Dyer's Restaurant, a buffet-style restaurant located at 208 Campbell Hill Rd., Bowling Green. 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.

Music in the Park Concert July 12, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd. Featuring country music by “Just Us Two.” Refreshments available. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission; freewill offering accepted.


Lindsey
Village of Lindsey Farmers Market will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month 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
Red Cross Blood Drive July 26, 1-6 p.m., Luckey Ecumenical Council at Luckey American Legion, 335 Park Dr.

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.


Martin
Chicken BBQ July 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Peter Lutheran Church (Blackberry), 17877 W. SR 579. Featuring BBQ chicken, cole slaw/applesauce, baked potato, rolls, pie and drinks. Half- and quarter-chicken dinners available. Drive-through offered.


Millbury
Chicken Barbecue July 21, 4-6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, SR 795. Drive-through available. Info: 419-666-9664

Vendors Sought for Millbury Firemaids Garage Sale Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Millbury Fire Hall. Table rental fees are $10 each or three for $25. Info: Amy at 419-836-9463.


Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the Semi-Annual Village wide Garage Sale Days in Oak Harbor, Aug. 23-24. A complete list of sales will be available at the Chamber office and the Oak Harbor Public Library, as well as at www.oakharborohio.net starting Aug. 21. There is a $3 minimum donation to have a sale placed on the list, required by Aug. 19. Sign up at the chamber office at 161 W. Water St. Info: 419-898-0479.

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 through 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 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.


Walbridge
Red Cross Blood Drive July 26, 1-7 p.m., St. Jerome Catholic Church, 300 Warner St..

God’s Backyard Bible Camp Aug. 5-9 from 6-9 p.m., Athens Missionary Baptist Church, Breckman Road. Open to ages 3-12. For info, call 419-410-3336.

“Paws for Reading” (ages 5 and up) meets Tues. at 6 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 208 N. Main St. Children read aloud to a buddy and take turns reading to Bella the Book Beagle, a registered therapy dog.

Adult Book Clubs at the Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St., include a Fiction Group, which meets the 2nd Mon. at 1 p.m. and a Mystery Group, which meets the 4th Mon. at 6 p.m. For info, call 419-666-9900 or visit wcdpl.org.

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
Woodville Library Summer Reading Club runs through July 27. Kids Club theme is “Dig into Reading and Have a Blast.” Teen Reading Club Theme is “Beneath the Surface.” Theme for Adult Reading Club is “Have a Blast: Read.”

 

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