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One Voice – Youth/Safety Committee Meeting, March 11, 6 p.m., East Toledo Family Center. Topics include safety, youth programming and parks; City of Toledo Streets Meeting March 12, 6 p.m. at the Family Center; One Voice – Housing/Economic Development Meeting March 13, 6 p.m. at the Family Center. Info: Jodi at 419-691-1429, ext. 213 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., invites kids to stop in and read to the Canine Good Citizen certified dogs of the Lucas County Pit Crew March 11, 4 p.m. Creepy and fun activities and treats will be available at Plants vs. Zombies @ the Library Program March 14 at 4 p.m.

Glass City Singles St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, March 16, 8 p.m.-midnight, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. Admission $8. Info: 734-856-8963, www.toledosingles.com.

Lenten Fish Fries Fridays 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.

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.

Reuben Sandwich Sale March 15, 2-7 p.m., VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul. Includes chips and pickle. Public welcome. Carryouts available. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.

Fish Fries March 21, April 4 and 18, 5-8 p.m., VFW 4906, 2161 Consaul St. Featuring Lake Erie yellow perch, shrimp, frog legs, fries, cole slaw, bread & butter and dessert. Fish sandwiches and carryouts also available.

Zumba Event hosted by licensed Zumba instructors Brianna Jensen and Jody Bronowski March 23, 6 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd. Free; donations will be accepted for the Walk For MS on the University of Toledo campus.

Waite High School, class of 1964 50th Class Reunion May 9 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg. Invitations were recently mailed. Those who did not receive an invitation may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-215-4394.

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.

Musicians are invited to Jam Sessions Wednesdays, 7 p.m., VFW 3338, South Avenue and Airport Highway. Open to the public.


 

Oregon

“Pigeon Wants a Storytime,” a family program featuring the characters created by Mo Williams, March 11, 7 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Stories, refreshments, games and a craft. Info: 419-259-5250.

Theology with Toast, meets every 2nd Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. at Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. On March 12, Fr. Mike Ricker will present, “One Church, Many Faces.” Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. For info, call Alice at 419-698-0405.

Huge Rummage Sale March 12-14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and March 15 from 9 a.m.-noon, Dunberger American Legion Post, 4925 Pickle Rd. (corner of Wynn). Bake sale every day (donations accepted 9 a.m.-4 p.m. any sale day). Lunch available for purchase. Cash only. Donations for the sale may be dropped off March 10 and 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by the auxiliary.

Fish Fry March 14, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy Rd. at Navarre. Dessert included. Dine in or carry out. Info: 419-691-9400.

Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society General Meeting March 18, 7 p.m., Historic Brandville School, 1133 Grasser St. Guest speaker is Harold Borden of Temperance, Mich., who will present a two-part program on the "History of Money." (The second part of this series is scheduled for May 20 at 7 p.m.) Free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Info: Betty Metz at 419-691-5367.

Oregon Tree Commission Meeting March 19, 7 p.m., City of Oregon Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public is invited.

Oregon Fest 2014 Planning Meeting March 20, 6:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals.

Weekend Revival featuring Evangelist Blaine Bowman March 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and March 23 at 10:30 a.m., New Life Assembly of God, 3230 Dustin Rd.

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.

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.”


Northwood

Spaghetti Dinner March 12, 4-7 p.m., Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway. Proceeds benefit Unity’s Outreach Ministries.

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.


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.


Curtice

Gulburger Nite 2014 March 27, 4-7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Seaman & Yondota roads. Advance tickets only. Call 419-691-1918.


Bono

Bono Baptist Church will host New Destiny Quartet March 22 at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Call 419-836-3909 for more information. Visit newdestinyqt.com for a sample.


Elmore

Author Beverly Ganss and Illustrator Patricia Ganss/Bonkowski will visit the Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St., March 15, 2 p.m. Copies of their book, “Burt” will be available for purchase. Info: 419-862-2482.

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. Call the library at 419-862-2482 for more info.

Cash Basis Annual Financial Report for Harris-Elmore Public Library for 2013 is available for inspection at the library, 328 Toledo St. Call Julie Bergman, fiscal officer, at 419-862-2573 for an appointment.

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.


Genoa

“His Last Days,” a sacred musical about Jesus’ last days will be presented by Kansas, St. James choral group March 16, 6:30 p.m., St. John’s UCC, 1213 Washington St. Program will last about 45 minutes. Free-will offering will be accepted to cover expenses.

Tiki Warriors’ Spring Vendor & Craft Show, March 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Genoa American Legion Hall, 302 West St. Vendors, crafters, raffles and more. Portions of the proceeds benefit Relay For Life of Ottawa County.

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto prepared by the family of Phil Tersigni March 29, 4-7 p.m. in the church hall, 204 Main St. Featuring spaghetti and homemade meatballs, garlic bread, salad bar with homemade dressings, beverage and dessert. Dine in or carry out. Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling Kathy Witt at 419-262-1333.

Christian Moms’ Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month January through May at Our Lady of Lourdes. The group is open to all moms who desire encouragement and support in the vocation of motherhood. For info, contact Patti Greenhill at 419-862-0128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tail Waggin' Tutors Therapy Dogs visit the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. the 3rd Wed. of the month from 4-5 p.m. Children may practice their oral reading skills by reading aloud to the dogs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Genoa Library.

Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St., offers 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.


Gibsonburg

Vendors sought for Garage/Bake Sale March 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Gibsonburg American Legion Hall, 300 S. Main St. Call Marianne at 419-855-4190 or Julie at 419-637-7012.

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.


Graytown

Free Family Movie Night & Popcorn Elliston Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St., featuring “Frozen” March 28 at 7 p.m.


Lake Twp.

Ageless Wonders of Lake Township will meet for dinner at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon, March 12 at 5 p.m. Reservations have been made for "Ageless Wonders." Info: 419-836-3811.

Lake Twp. Police Officers Assn. Jiggs Dinner March 14, 5-7 p.m. in the Lake Twp. Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd. Featuring corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage quarters, dessert and a drink. Food will be cooked and served by Lake Twp. police officers. Take-outs available.

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.


Luckey

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

Ottawa County PERI Chapter 82 Meeting March 10, 11:30 a.m., Riverview. Speaker Ret. Lt. Robert Poiry from the Toledo Police Homicide Dept. Call Brenda at 419-898-3242 or Martha at 419-862-1519 for lunch reservations.

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

Public Dinner March 15, Pemberville United Methodist Church, 205 Perry St. Serving from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Featuring baked steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, salad bar, homemade dessert, roll and beverage. Carryouts available. Call 419-287-4040.

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. Safety Council Meeting March 19, 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Center at Magruder Hospital. Lunch and networking 11-11:30 a.m. Speaker Derek Stern, of 360 Risk Management, will discuss, “What to Do When Someone Gets Hurt.” RSVP by March 17 to Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.

Port Clinton Seniors’ Annual Chicken Dinner March 30, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out at the Port Clinton Moose Lodge 1610, 1105 W. Lakeshore Dr. Tickets are $8 advance sale or $9 at the door. A limited number of walk-ins will be available. Dinners, which include 1/2 chicken, two sides and dessert, and are available for dine-in or carry-out. Chicken prepared by the Bar-b-Que Traveler. For ticket info, call Juanita at 419-341-1080. Proceeds will benefit the PC Seniors' special projects fund.


 

Walbridge

Fish Fries every Friday during Lent (through April 81), 5-8 p.m., in the parish hall at St. Jerome, 300 Warner St. Featuring Lake Erie yellow perch, shrimp and salad bar. Info: 419-666-2857 or www.stjeromewalbridge.org.

Chicken Paprikas Dinner March 15, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge VFW #9963, 109 N. Main St. Featuring salad, roll and butter and dessert.

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

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.

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