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As a service to our community, Bulletin Board items are published at no cost, as space permits. The Press makes no guarantee that items submitted will be published. To ensure publication of events/news items, please speak to one of our advertising representatives at 419-836-2221. A complete listing of events is available at

One Voice for East Toledo Celebration/Recap Meeting Dec. 12, 6 p.m., East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland. Bring a snack or dessert to share. RSVP to Jodi at 419-691-1429, ext. 213 or email

Holiday Cookie Walk Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd. Buy a container and fill with homemade cookies. Holiday cheese balls also available.

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.

Mercy St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary Vendor & Craft Show Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors will be on hand with Christmas and other items. Info: Betty at 419-693-3909.

Theology with Toast meets the 2nd Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. On Dec. 11, Lynette Worthy will present, "Adoption Through Catholic Charities." Coffee and rolls will be available at 9:30 a.m.  Info: Alice at 419-698-0405.

Outdoor Living Nativity will be presented Dec. 13 and 14, at 7 and 7:45 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd. Info: 419-691-9407 or

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale Dec. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd. (corner of Bayshore and Stadium). Crafts, food and raffles. Info: 419-698-7078.

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 will meet Wednesdays beginning Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium. For info, call the parish office at 419-693-1150 or Carol at 419-691-3562.

Senior Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of most months, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. No registration is required. For info, call 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.; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) every Wed. at 10 a.m. and Babytime (ages 6-24 months) every Thurs. at 10 a.m.. For info, call 419-259-5250 or visit

"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:

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

Beginners Bible Study for Teens & Young Adults, Sundays, 5 p.m., Northwood 7th-day Adventist Church, 2975 East Point Blvd. Everyone welcome. Info: or 419-698-5100.

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.

Bowling Green
BGSU Gospel Choir Holiday Happiness Concert Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Lenhart Ballroom BGSU Union. Suggested donation $5. Tickets available at the door or in advance from WLRS, Inc. 545 Pearl St.

W.O.W. meets 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.

Salvation Army Angel Trees are now at Huntington Bank in the village. Members of the community are invited to help a child this Christmas.

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.

Elmore Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. and every Sat. from 5-9 p.m. Questions: 419-392-1112.

Tail Waggin' Tutors Therapy Dogs visit the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. the 3rd Wed. of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children may practice their oral reading skills by reading aloud to the dogs. Storytimes for preschool-age children are held Tues. at 11 a.m.; Morning Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Thurs. of the month at 9:30 a.m.; Evening Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Tues. of the month at 7 p.m.; Adult Craft Classes offered the 1st Mon. of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call the library at 419-855-3380 to register.

Christmas Bazaar sponsored by Genoa Civic Theatre Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the second floor of Genoa’s Town Hall. All vendors welcome. To register or for more information, call Kathy Hanneman at 419-855-3116.

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.

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.
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.

Salem Grace United Evangelical  Lutheran Church 5th Annual Journey to Nativity Dec. 14, 6 p.m. through 7:45 p.m., 216 Main St. Ensemble from Eastwood Band will perform Christmas music inside the chapel; multiple Nativities will be set up inside the Narthex. Refreshments will be served. A shepherd will guide visitors through the Journey. Drive-through experience will also be available.

Euchre Tournament Dec. 14, Luckey American Legion Post #240 Hall, 335 Park Dr. Food and registration at 6 p.m.; tournament begins at 7 p.m. Registration fee $5. Open to individual players 18 and older. Concessions and soft drinks available for purchase. BYOB. 50/50 raffle. Proceeds support Legion and Auxiliary programs and the upkeep of the Post Home. Next tournament is Jan. 11.

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.

Oak Harbor
Bake Sale hosted by the United Methodist Church of Oak Harbor United Methodist Women & Missions Committees, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 360 E. Ottawa St. (off Finke Rd.). Crafts also for sale. Proceeds will support UMW missions and the Missions Committee’s Oklahoma Mission Trip.

Grace Baptist Church Annual Christmas Cantata Dec. 22, 6 p.m., 325 S. Toussaint-Portage Rd. The cantata, entitled “Star of Hope,” under the direction of Pastor Rick Bickelhaupt, will combine choir pieces with a drama performance. Open to the community.

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.

10th Annual Holiday Cookie Sale Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 738 Glenwood Rd. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Featuring holiday cookies, kolachi, tiropata (cheese triangles), specialty items and books and gifts. Cookies available by the pound. Info: 419-662-3922 or email

Holiday Parade of Lights Dec. 8¸6 p.m., from Railway Park to Veterans Park, where a Centennial Tree Lighting will be held. Photos with Santa will follow at the VFW.

New Hats, Mittens, Gloves & Scarves will be collected until Dec. 18 at The Skillet, Walbridge Night Club, 7-Eleven, Nietta’s, Walbridge Barber Shop, Vito’s Pizza, Bubbles & Bones, Pat & Mike’s Barber Shop, Walbridge Laundry Mat, Tap Room, The State Bank, Subway, W. F. Smithers, 3 Cheers, Can Do Credit Union, Senior Center at Main Street Church, Dollar General and Walbridge Library.

Christmas Cookie Sale Dec. 19 at the VFW Hall, 109 N. Main St. from 5-8 p.m. Cut-out cookies can be pre-ordered by calling 419-666-6561 by Dec. 12.

Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St., offers the following programs: Family Storytime Tues. at 11 a.m.; Arts & Crafts for kids of all ages Wed. at 4 p.m. For info, call 419-666-9900 or visit

Suburban Singers will present “Showtime at Christmas” Dec. 8, 3 p.m., Solomon Lutheran Church, 305 W. Main St. Info: Claire Lavigne at419-607-6094.

Salvation Army Angel Trees are now at Pills 'N Packages in Woodville. Members of the community are invited to help a child this Christmas.

Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St., Storytimes, Mondays, 7 p.m., featuring stories and crafts.



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