“Big Guys-Little Guys Night Out” Aug. 23, 6 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd. Featuring a barbecue chicken dinner for all men and boys and guest speaker, Dr. Clinton Oliver Longenecker, former UT football player, business professor and Christian missionary. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for boys 12 and under. Advance tickets only. Call Madonna at 419-693-1689 by Aug. 19. Building is handicap-accessible.
Block Watch 410-M East Toledo-Raymer area meets every 2nd Thurs. 6-7p.m. at Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. Boundaries are East Broadway, Starr Avenue, Belt and Navarre. Any surrounding neighbors and business owners are also 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.
Block Watch 420-C 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.
Hope & Healing, a support group for people affected by a past abortion – their own or someone else’s –meets on the 4th Wed. of each month, January through October at Heartbeat of Toledo, 4041 W. Sylvania Ave. Suite LL4, across from Westfield Franklin Park Mall. Info: call Heartbeat at 419-241-9131.
Crafters Needed for a Craft Show Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., First St. Mark’s Church, Grasser St. Call Joan at 419-693-4955.
Catholics Returning Home, a six-week series facilitating informed sharing and an update of the Catholic faith for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers about returning to the church, is being planned in September at St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. For info, call Carol at 419-691-3562 or the parish office at 419-693-1150.
Library Play Date for ages 6 months to 5 years, Wednesdays through-Sept. 11 at 10 a.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Come to the library to mingle with neighbors and make new friends. The library will provide toys, puzzles and more. Grownups are free to bring coffee for themselves and snacks for their children. Info: 419-259-5250.
Bounce Back to School Program Aug. 8, 2-5 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. School-age children are invited to put some bounce in their step as they play outside on inflatables. 419-259-5250.
Senior Book Discussion Aug. 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Featuring a discussion of Mitchell Zuckoff’s “Lost in Shangri-La. The group meets the first Friday of most months. No registration required. Info: 419-259-5250.
Senior Day of Reflection, presented by Epiphany of the Lord and Good Shepherd Catholic parishes Aug. 14 in the Oregon Room at Mercy St Charles Hospital. The room is handicap-accessible. Cost is $10¸payable at the door, which includes presentation by speaker Fr. Mark Davis, author of "The Joy Of Prayin' Catholic” along with continental breakfast, lunch and Mass. Reservations due by Aug. 9 to Alice at 419-698-0405 or Joanne 419-698-1403.
City of Oregon Tree Commission Meeting Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. in the city Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public is invited.
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.
Free Family Fitness Classes offered Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Pearson Metropark and Fridays at 10 a.m. at Maumee Bay State Park. Appropriate for school-aged children to adults. Follow posted signs. Info: 517-270-0816 or visit Focus Fitness of Oregon on Facebook.
Crafters and Flea Market Vendors needed for Veteran’s Festival Aug. 23 and 24 at Northwood VFW, 102 W. Andrus. Fee is $25 craft tables (inside) and $20 for flea market vendors (outside). Info: 419-666-7762.
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.
Bono Baptist Church Vacation Bible School Aug. 5-9. This year’s theme is “The Kingdom Chronicles.” Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. for parents and children. Crafts, games and teachings will follow. Adult study available while children are in VBS. Info: 419-862-6035.
Elmore Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. and every Sat. from 5-9 p.m. Questions: 419-392-1112.
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.
1st Annual St. John’s UCC Cruise-In, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. John’s UCC, 1213 Washington St., Genoa. To register, call 419-855-3906 or 419-855-7254. Show off your car, bike, golf cart, street rod or dune buggy.
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 Farmers Market first Saturday of the month in August and September from 9 a.m.-noon in the Log Yard. Vendors call 419-637-2257 for info. Fresh produce, crafts, baked goods, etc. at every market.
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.
Music in the Park Concert Aug.2, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd. Featuring Classic Country. Refreshments available. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission; freewill offering accepted.
Ageless Wonders will meet Aug. 7, at 5 p.m. at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
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 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 July and October. Fee is $5 for unlimited space. For info, call 419-665-2045.
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.
Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School Aug. 5-9 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Oak Harbor United Methodist Church. Kids ages 3-12 will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play team-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos. For info, call 419-898-8481.
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 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.
8th Annual Senior Picnic at Lakeview Park sponsored by the City of Port Clinton, Ottawa Co. Senior Resources, Crosser Funeral Homes, Home Instead Senior Care and Magruder Hospital, Aug. 2, 11 a.m. at Lakeview Park. Featuring hamburgers, hotdogs and side dishes, followed by a “Senior Ice Cream Social” with all the fixings; entertainment by Jimmy Bilgen and his “Showcase of the Stars”; info from senior services providers and blood pressure checks. Free and open to all seniors age 60 years and older. Info: Ottawa Co. Senior Resources at 419-898-6459.
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.
Chicken BBQ, Sunday, Aug.11, 11 a.m. until gone, St. John Lutheran Church. Dinner includes half-chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, rolls, drink and pie. Dine in in air conditioned comfort ; drive thru available.
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