Night of Fun Feb. 8, 8 p.m.-midnight, VFW Post 2510, 617 Second St. Featuring karaoke with Juston Olman, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more. Public 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.
Pre-“Souper” Bowl Party at the James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd. (corner of Bayshore & Stadium), Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 per person includes soup & salad bar, sandwich, dessert, and beverage. Sponsored by Norma & Fred Gerke. Call 419-698-7078 by Jan. 31 to RSVP.
James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center Annual Chili Cook Off Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m. at St. Michael’s Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave. Prizes for Judges’ Choice, People’s Choice, and Best Chili Name. Deadline for entries is noon Feb. 25. Tickets $6. Call the center at 419-698-7078 for tickets, rules, and entry forms.
Travel Discussion Series Jan. 31, 12:30 p.m., James “Wes” Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd. Speakers Marge Brown and Lenny Fetterman will take visitors on a virtual trip around the U.S. Snacks and drinks provided by Orchard Villa. Call 419-698-7078 to register or for more info.
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 Feb. 12, Sue Shrewsbury will discuss Helping Hands of St Louis. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. For info, call Alice at 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. No registration is required. 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.”
Monthly Government Food Distribution for eligible city residents Jan. 29, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Josie Reinhart Center, located behind the Northwood Municipal Building, (parking lot C), 6000 Wales Rd.
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit Northwood High School’s production of “”Beauty and the Beast” will be held Jan. 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the high school. Carryouts available. A “donation-only” bake sale will take place for dessert. Tickets available at the door.
Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 21, 4:30-7 p.m., Northwood Church of God, 1838 S. Coy Rd. Children 5 and under eat free.
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.
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.
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.
Take Your Child to the Library Day Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Birchard Library. Parents are invited to bring their children ages birth-6th grade to the Children’s Department for fun activities. Prizes are available for those who complete three stations and show their library card. Storytimes will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Info: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.
Free Hands-On Computer Basics Classes offered Wednesdays and Fridays Feb. 19, 21, 26 and 28 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Birchard Library. Registration is required and may be completed by calling 419-334-7101, ext. 216.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast featuring pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy Jan. 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Genoa Legion Hall, 302 West St. Carryouts available. For hall rental info, call Tom at 419-460-3265.
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.
Free Hands-On Computer Basics Classes offered Mondays and Wednesdays Feb. 3, 5, 10 and 12 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Gibsonburg Library, 100 N. Webster St. Registration is required and is available by calling 419-334-7101, ext. 216.
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.
Ageless Wonders of Lake Twp. will meet for lunch at The Skillet, 101 S. Main St., Walbridge, Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m. Info: 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.
Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 27, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, 1375 S. SR 590.
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.
Ottawa Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities Monthly Board Meeting Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m., Ottawa County Board of DD, 235 N Toussaint South Rd. Meetings are open to the public. Info: 419-898-0400
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.
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 will hold their regular meetings in 2014 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Office at the Woodville Township Fire Station, 321 East Main St.
Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St., Storytimes, Mondays, 7 p.m., featuring stories and crafts.
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