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Patriot’s Day Program to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11, Sept. 11, 5 p.m., VFW Post 2510, 617 Platt and Second streets. POW/MIA Service will be held Sept. 20, 5 p.m. A baked chicken dinner will follow. Public welcome. Tickets available in advance at the post. Info: 419-697-4503.

Crafters Needed for a craft show Oct. 19 at Pont Place VFW. Cost is $15 or $25 for two tables. Info: 419-849-3631.

Crafters Needed for Fall Craft Show Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Community Room at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Deadline for registration is Oct. 4. For info or to register, call Diane Cline at 419-724-1738.

Crafters Needed for a craft show Nov. 16 at VFW 2510, Second and Platt streets. Tables are $10 for a 6-foot table and $15 for a 9-foot table. Call 419-508-7308.

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.

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.

Rummage & Bake Sale, Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($2 bag day). Lunch available for purchase. Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave., Ext. (corner of Stadium & Starr).

Annual Rummage and Bake Sale, JWH Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd. (corner of Bayshore and Stadium), Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 419-698-7078.

Community Night of Worship sponsored by Oregon Area Pastor’s Assn. Sept. 8, 7 p.m., New Harvest Christian Church, 3540 Seaman Rd. Everyone is invited to come and pray for the community and its leadership. RSVP not required. For info on how to have a pastor pray for you, contact Teri Boros at 419-836-8124 or email

DivorceCare Support Group will meet Mondays Sept. 9-Dec. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church Family Life Center, 212 N. Stadium Rd., Oregon. For info, call the parish office at 419-693-1150 or 419-698-4745.

Theology with Toast meets the 2nd Wed. of every month, 10 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd, On Sept. 11, Fr. James Kubajak's topic will be "The Byzantine Rite." Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Info: Alice 419-698-0405.

Senior Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of most months, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. The September book up for discussion will be “My Beloved World,” by Sonia Sotomayor. A copy of the book is available from the circulation desk for check-out with an extended due date. No registration is required. For info, call 419-259-5250.

“Mouse Maneuvers” Computer Class Thurs. Sept. 12, Oct. 10 and Nov 14, 2-3 p.m., Oregon Meeting Room, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Hands-on class will instruct users about how to use a mouse. Registration required and opens Aug. 22. Call 419-259-5250.

5th Annual Safe in the Shade Melanoma Walk Sept. 14, 9 a.m., Maumee Bay State Park, Shelter #2, 1750 Park Rd. Advance registration is $20 per person, which includes a t-shirt. Event-day registration is $25 (t-shirt not guaranteed). Register online at For info, call 419-836-8117.  

Basic Internet Classes Thurs. Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, 2-3 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Registration required. Call 419-259-5250.

Basic E-mail Class Thurs. Sept. 26 and Oct. 24, 2-3:30 p.m., Oregon Meeting Room, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Registration required.

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.

"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.

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.”

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

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.

Rummage Sale at Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway, Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. Featuring homemade soups and sandwiches. Bake sale available Thurs. and Fri.

Tent Day Celebration, Sept. 21, noon-6 p.m., Northwood Baptist Church¸ 566 E. Florence Ave. Food, yard games, bounce house for kids, speakers, music and ice cream. Everything is free. Info: 419-690-1858.

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.

Storytime for Preschool-Age Children will resume Wed., Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Elmore Library, 328 Toledo St. In addition, a new cookbook club will have its first meeting Wed., Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Participants are invited to choose and prepare a recipe, and bring it to the library to share. Call the library at 419-862-2482 for more info, or stop in to register and choose a cookbook.

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.

Storytime for Preschool-Age Children will resume Tues. Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. at Genoa Branch Library. The "Tail Waggin' Tutors" program will resume Wed. Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. In this program, children may read to therapy dogs to practice their reading skills. Morning Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Thurs. at 9:30 a.m., beginning Sept. 19; Evening Book Discussion Group will meet the 3rd Tue. at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 17. Both groups will read "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger. New members welcome. Info: 419-855-3380.

Pig Roast for members of Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Genoa) and St. Boniface Church (Oak Harbor) Sept. 8 after 10:30 a.m. Mass, Our Lady of Lourdes, 204 Main St. Parishioners should bring a dish to share.

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.

Crafters and Venders Needed for 1st Annual Fall Festival at Brunner Campus Sat. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Booths available for Mom2Mom sale. Info

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.

Ottawa Co.  Shrine Club Pig Roast Sept. 7, 4-7 p.m., Graytown Park, 1670 Walker St. (north from SR 163). Featuring pork and all the fixings. Donation $15. For tickets, call Bob at 419-262-4104, Jerry at 419-898-1715.

Rally Day Sept. 8, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Program: “In the Footsteps of Jesus.” Worship at 9 a.m., followed by activities and luncheon. All are welcome.

Free Carnival for All Ages Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Elliston Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St. Concession stand open.

Free Movie Night & Popcorn, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Elliston Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St. Featuring “Rise of the Guardians.” Concession stand open.

Lake Twp.
Lake High School Class of 1958 55-year Reunion Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Cousino’s Steakhouse, located at Woodville and Pickle roads, Oregon. Those interested should RSVP to Carol at 30630 Drouillard Rd., #61, Walbridge, OH, 43465.

Ageless Wonders will meet for dinner Thurs. Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. at Bayshore Supper Club, 5307 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. Questions: Call 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 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.

Euchre Tournament Sept. 7, 7 p.m. Luckey American Legion Post #240, Hall, 335 Park Dr. Food and registration at 6 p.m. Open to 18 and older. Registration fee $5. BYOB. Concessions and soft drinks available for sale. Proceeds support the programs of the Legion and Auxiliary and help with the upkeep of the Post Home. Future tournaments will be Oct. 19, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

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.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel “Bonofest” Sept. 1, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at the church, 1105 Elliston Rd. Featuring BBQ chicken or ham dinners available to dine in or drive-thru carryout, along with raffles, bingo,

Oak Harbor
Pig Roast for members of Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Genoa) and St. Boniface Church (Oak Harbor) Sept. 8 after 10:30 a.m. Mass, Our Lady of Lourdes, 204 Main St. Parishioners should bring a dish to share.

Ottawa County Chapter #82 P.E.R.I. Meeting Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m., at Riverview Healthcare Campus. Speakers will be Commissioner Jody Regal and Auditor Lawrence Hartlaub on tax changes for property owners. Make lunch reservations by Sept. 5 by calling Brenda at 419-898-3242 or Pat at 419-855-8131.

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

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.

Euchre Tournament Sept. 7,  1 p.m. until finished, Walbridge VFW, 109 N. Main St. $10 entry fee includes free lunch. First, second and third place cash prizes. Fourth-place finish wins free entry into next tournament. Sponsored by Men’s Auxiliary. Next tournament is Oct. 5.

Woodville Historical Society will meet at the Woodville Library Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Michael McMaster, the coordinator of education programs at the Wood County Historical Center will be speaking about the Germany-led campaign of spying, sabotage and terrorism on American soil prior to the U.S. entering WWI.  Part of the program will also cover the League of American Patriots, which tried to root out German-American disloyalty. No charge to attend. Public is invited.

Hands-On Basic Computer Classes offered at the Woodville Branch of Birchard Library, 101 E. Main St. Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 10, 12, 17 and 19, 9:30-11 a.m. Pre-registration is required; participants are asked to attend all classes in the series. For info or to register, call Adult Reference at the main branch at 419-334-7101, ext. 216.



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