German Christmas Service Dec. 22, 3 p.m., First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Teutonia Mannerchor and Damenchor will perform. Free-will offering and reception to follow.
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 Dec. 16, 11:30-5:30 p.m., Mercy St. Charles Hospital, 2600 Navarre Ave.
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. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405.
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. On Jan. 2, the group will discuss, “The Shoemaker’s Wife,” by Adriana Trigiani. Books are available at the library circulation desk for extended check-out. 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 www.toledolibrary.org.
"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 d28toastmasters.org and click on “Great Eastern Club.”
Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, 1133 Grasser St. is open Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: www.ojhs.org.
Monthly Food Distribution for city residents Dec. 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Josie Reinhart Community Center, located behind the Northwood Municipal Building (Parking Lot C), 6000 Wales Rd.
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: www.northwoodadventist.org or 419-698-5100.
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.
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.
Food-for-Fines will continue through the end of the year at the Harris-Elmore Library. Patrons who have overdue materials may pay their fines with non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Elmore and Genoa food pantries. Lost materials may not be paid for with food items.
Elmore Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Thurs. of the month at 11 a.m. at the Elmore Library. Call 419-862-2482 for info.
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.
Red Cross Blood Drive, Dec. 18, 1-6 p.m., St. John United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington.
Food-for-Fines will continue through the end of the year at the Genoa Library. Patrons who have overdue materials may pay their fines with non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Elmore and Genoa food pantries. Lost materials may not be paid for with food items.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Pickup will be held Dec. 16 and 17 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Route 795 Campus of Mainstreet Church, 5465 Moline Martin Rd., Walbridge.
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 wcdpl.org.
Woodville Township Trustees’ 2014 Organizational Meeting will be held immediately following the trustees’ last regular meeting of the year Dec. 18, 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Office of the Woodville Township Volunteer Fire Station, 321 East Main St. In 204, the trustees will meet the first and third Wed. of each month at 7 p.m. at the fire station.
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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