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Red Cross Blood Drive Sept. 17, 2 a.m.-2 p.m., Lutheran Home of Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St.Swiss Steak Dinner Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m., Clark St. Church, 1133 Clark St. Complete dinner includes salad table, beverage and dessert. Kids under 3 eat free. Carryouts available.

Mini Job Fair Sept. 20 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Source, 1301 Monroe St. Various positions are available. Info: 419-213-5627.

Fall Craft sponsored by the St. Michael Catholic Church Altar Society Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic School, 510 W. Front St. Eight-foot tables with two chairs available for rent for $25. Info: Sandy at 734-241-7896.

Crafters Needed for a craft show Oct. 19 at Point 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.

Fall Craft sponsored by the St. Michael Catholic Church Altar Society Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic School, 510 W. Front St. Eight-foot tables with two chairs available for rent for $25. Info: Sandy at 734-241-7896.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Sept. 19, noon-5 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave.

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting Sept. 26, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Speaker, business meeting, refreshments and fellowship. All PERI retirees welcome.

DivorceCare Support Group will meet Mondays through 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.

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.  

Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., will offer a number of programs in September including: Lego Block Party Sept. 16, 7-8 p.m.; The Ram & the Chili Patch, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, with storyteller Lindsay Bonilla Sept. 16, 7-8 p.m.; Sit, Stay Read! weekly programs featuring therapy dogs every Thurs. at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 19. Info: 419-259-5250.

Storytimes at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., include: Family Storytime (ages 6 months-6 years) Tues. at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 17; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) every  Wed. at 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 18 and Babytime (ages 6-24 months) every Thurs. at 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 19. For info, call 419-259-5250 or visit

Tree Commission Meeting Sept. 18, 7 p.m., City of Oregon Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public invited.

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.

"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.

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.

Fish Fry every Fri., 5-7:45 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984. Featuring fish, steaks, shrimp and chicken. Public welcome.

Taco Dinner Sept. 11, 4-8 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984. Public welcome.

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.

Free Carnival for all ages Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Elliston Zion UMC, 18045 W William St. Concession stand will be open.

Free Movie Night & Popcorn Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Elliston Zion UMC, 18045 W William St. Film will include, “Rise of the Guardians.”

Red Cross Blood Drive Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Elliston Zion UMC, 10845 W. Williams St. on Saturday Sept. 21st from 8:30 am to 1:30 PM. Appointments are requested and may be made by contacting LisaAnne at 419-250-1188 or visiting Brunch will be provided by the church for those who donate blood.

W.O.W. will begin Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.,  Zion United Methodist Church. Bible stories, music and fun; no meal served this year. Info: Leslie at 419-290-3866.

Storytime for Preschool-Age Children Wed. at 11 a.m. at the Elmore Library, 328 Toledo St. Call the library at 419-862-2482 for more info.

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.

Elderlife Celebration Day Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m., St. John's UCC, 1213 Washington St. Rev. Paul Deppen and his family will be present for a special honor and recognition of his influence and encouragement of the Board of Trustees to get the Elderlife first building built. A reception will follow the service in the church hall.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Genoa Legion Hall, 302 West St. Featuring pancakes and sausage, eggs and biscuits and gravy. Carryouts available. For hall rental info, call Tom at 419460-3265.

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

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.

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.
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 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.

American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance Sept. 29, 2-6 p.m. Millbury Fire Hall. Music provided by Martin Brothers Plus. Admission $8. Food, pastries and other refreshments will be available. Donations of pastries appreciated. No other carry-ins permitted.

Crafters Needed for St. Peter’s Christmas Craft Bazaar to be held Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Millbury Fire Hall. For info, call Sandy at 419-693-5435 or leave a message at the church by calling 419-836-3243.

Crafters Needed for a Christmas Bazaar to be held Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Millbury Fire Hall. Info: Call Sandy at 419-693-5435 or the church at 419-836-3243.

Oak Harbor
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.

Public Dinner Sept. 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pemberville United Methodist Church, 205 Perry St. (corner of Maple and Perry). Serving roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, large salad bar, homemade dessert and beverage for $9.

Bloodmobile sponsored by the Pemberville American Legion Auxiliary Sept. 24, 1-7 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 405 E. Front St. For an appointment, call 419-287-3210 or by contacting the Red Cross. Walk-ins welcome.

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.

Port Clinton
Ottawa Co. Genealogical Society Meeting Sept. 17, 7 p.m., Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St.  Speaker for the evening will be John Liske of the Oak Harbor Public Library Local History room, who will discuss the genealogical materials available at the Oak Harbor library.

Ottawa Co. Safety Council will meet Sept. 18 11 a.m. at Magruder Hospital. Speaker will be Shawn Fox, who will discuss fraud investigation conducted by the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Registration required by Sept. 16. 

Ottawa Co. Republican Women’s Club Ice Cream Social and Fundraiser Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m., Lakeview Park Pavilion. Meet the candidates for the Port Clinton city election. Info:

Steak Dinner Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge VFW 9963, 109 N. Main St. Featuring baked potato, salad, vegetable and roll & butter. $10.

Euchre Tournament Oct. 5, 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.

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.

Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St., will offer the following programs in September: Storytimes, Mondays, 7 p.m., featuring stories and crafts; Lego Club (K-6) meets the 1st Sat. of the month, 10-11 a.m. through Dec. 7; Kidzart (K-6) meets the 1st Sat. of the month, 11-11-45 a.m. through Dec. 7.




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