Take me to the Tropics, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. Kids of all ages are invited to put on a grass skirt and Hawaiian lei and prepare for beach fun. Tropical treats will be provided. Info: 419-259-5210.
Blood Drive March 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lutheran Home of Toledo Community Room, 131 N. Wheeling St. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-Red-Cross or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code LUTHHOMETOLEDO.
Free Community Spaghetti Dinner hosted by City Reach Church Toledo (a new church coming to East Toledo this year).Feb. 28, 6-8:30 p.m., at the East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Info: www.cityreachtoledo.com, 928-210-2266.
Lenten Fish Fries weekly March 7 through April 18, 5-7 p.m., Epiphany of the Lord Parish – St. Thomas Aquinas, 729 White St. Featuring Alaskan Pollock, scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, cole slaw or salad, roll and butter, coffee and homemade desserts. Kids’ meals and carryouts available. Info: 419-698-1519.
Toledo Record Show March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Clement Hall, 2990 Tremainsville Rd., Admission $1. Buying and selling old and new CDs, tapes, records (33s, 45s and 78s), videos and more. Info: 419-833-5040.
The Thrift Shop at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 745 Walbridge Ave. (one block off Broadway), still has winter jackets, jeans and plenty of other items all neatly arranged and size-marked. Shop hours are Wed. and Thurs. from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 419-243-8189.
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.
LEGO Block Party Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 340 Dustin Rd. Grades K-5 are invited to have fun designing a creation with LEGOs, which will be provided. Info: 419-259-5250.
Clay High School Band Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Feb. 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, 5665 Seaman Rd. Drive-thru and carry-out service available. 50/50 and gift basket raffles.
Oregon Fest 2014 Planning Meeting Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., Oregon Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals.
Pancake Breakfast Feb. 22, 8-11 a.m., First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. $5 Adults, $4 Kids. Building is accessible for wheelchairs, strollers, etc. Info: 419-693-7128.
PERI Chapter #93 Meeting Feb. 27, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 N. Wheeling St. Business meeting, speaker, refreshments and fellowship. PERS retirees welcome.
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.
Senior Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of most months, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. On March 6, the group will discuss “Life Is So Good,” by George Dawson and “The Round House” by Louise Erdich. No registration is required. Books are available at the library circulation desk for extended check-out. For info, call 419-259-5250.
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. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. For info, call Alice at 419-698-0405.
Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., announces the following programs: Preschool Storytime meets Wednesdays through April 9 at 10 a.m.; Babytime Storytime meets Thursdays through April 10 at 10 a.m.; Saturday Surprise drop-in activity programs Saturdays through April 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
"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.”
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.
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.
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 and sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy Feb. 23, 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.
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.
Red Cross Blood Drive, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Elliston Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org
Free Family Movie Night & Popcorns Elliston Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St. “Free Birds” Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. and “Frozen” March 28 at 7 p.m.
Glass City Singles Yearly Cupid Dance Feb. 14, 8 p.m.-midnight, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. All ladies dressed in red will receive $1 off the $8 admission. www.toledosingles.com.
Chili & Soup Cook-off Feb. 22, Lake Twp. Administration Bldg., 27975 Cummings Rd. New this year, baked goods may be entered as well. Registration at noon; judging at 1 p.m., public tasting (for donation). Prizes awarded. Pre-registration suggested. Info: Ron Hanely at 419-392-3235.
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.
Pancake Breakfast Feb. 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Millbury Fire Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Toledo Fire & Rescue Foundation honoring firefighters Machinski and Dickman.
Chicken BBQ sponsored by the Millbury Firemaids March 2, 11 a.m. until sold out, Millbury Fire Hall. Tickets available at the door Dine in or drive-through. Prepared by BBQ Traveler.
Fish Fry Feb. 21, 4-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post #114, 221 Park St. Sandwiches and dinners available. Dine in or carry out. Public welcome.
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.
Ottawa Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities Monthly Board Meeting Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. at the Board Office, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd. Meetings are open to the public. For info, call 419-898-0400.
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 March 1, 1 p.m. until finished, Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St. $10 entry fee includes lunch. First-, second- and third-place cash prizes. Fourth place wins free entry to next tournament. No smoking or food and drink to be brought in. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.
Piece of Walbridge History event March 5, 1 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Share stories and photos, enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about Walbridge. Info: 419-666-9900/
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. Fiction Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Mon. at 1 p.m.; Mystery Book Club meets the 4th Mon. at 1 p.m. (discussion of “Frozen Heat” by Richard Castle on Feb. 24); Inspiration Book Club meets the 1st Thurs. at 1 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. Lego Club (grades K-6), meets the 1st Sat. of the month from 10-11 a.m..; KidzArt (grades K-6) meets the 1st Sat. of the month from 11-11:45 a.m. Info: 419-849-2744 or www.birchard.lib.oh.us/Wdv.htm.
Pete the Cat Party Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St. Stories, crafts and cupcakes.