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Block Watch 422 A (Raymer Area) Meeting Feb. 12, 6 p.m., United Memorial Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. Meeting will be postponed in the event of inclement weather. (Watch for cancellation notice on local TV stations.) Info: 419-697-1639.

Toledo Mothers of Twins Club Meeting Feb 12, Croxton Auditorium (across from the first-floor elevators), Toledo Hospital. Social time at 7 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Offering support for mothers, foster mothers and guardians of multiple births. Info: 419-472-5032 or

Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 606 Meeting Feb. 14, 11 a.m. at the post home, 3005 Laskey Rd. Also, Past Presidents Club of Lucas Co. will meet Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., at the post. Ladies Auxilary 606 will host the meeting.

Movie Night Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Clark United Methodist Church, 1133 Clark St., off Fassett between Oak and Miami streets. Come early to get popcorn, soda and candy. Free. Open to the public.

“Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” Feb. 22, 3 p.m., VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul St. Something for the mind, body and soul to enjoy. Massage therapist, reflexologist and a psychic, “Jay the Purse Guy,” and more. Bring a dish with a recipe, if you wish. Info: 419-698-1462.

Block Watch 421B Meetings will be canceled through February. Meetings will resume March 11.
Lenten Fish Fries every Friday during Lent, 5-7 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 729 White St. Featuring Alaskan Pollock, side dishes, bread and butter, beverage and homemade desserts. Children’s menu available. Carry-out orders welcome by calling 419-698-1519. Building is handicapped-accessible.

St. Charles Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Book Sale, “Books are Fun,” Feb. 12 and 13, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in the hospital’s Oregon Room. Info: 419-691-3323.

Babytime Storytime for ages 1-2 and their caregivers Mondays Feb. 9-April 13 or Thursdays Feb. 12-April 16 from 10-10:20 a.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Twenty minutes of simple stories, songs, rhymes and other activities. Registration required. 419-259-5250.

Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 Tuesdays Feb. 10-April 14 or Wednesdays Feb. 11-April 15, 10:30-11 a.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Thirty minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, short movies and more. Registration required. 419-259-5250.

DivorceCare divorce recovery seminar & support group will meet at Christ United Methodist Church, corner of Stadium and Starr Ave. Ext., each Tuesday at 7 p.m. beginning Feb. 17. Child care available for children through fifth grade. The program features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics including “Facing My Anger,” “Facing My Loneliness,” “Depression,” “New Relationships,” “KidCare” and “Forgiveness.” Info: Karen at 419-351-2707.

Family Storytime Mondays Feb. 9-April 13, 7-7:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Thirty minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, short movies and more for children ages 2-7 and their caregivers. Registration required. 419-259-5250.

Bird Cage Ball, a benefit dance to provide scholarships to graduating Clay and Cardinal Stritch high school seniors will be presented by the Oregonian Club March 7, St. Michael’s Hall. Dinner by Chef Michael, dancing with DJ Mike from Jamison’s Mobile Music, silent auction and raffles. Tickets $35/person. Call Michael row at 419-698-1455 or Marty Dansack at 419-691-8629.

Crafters Needed for the 15th annual Oregon Fest to be held on May 17, noon- 6 p.m.. Call Jackie at 419-693-5981 or e-mail

Oregon Senior Center Activities include Monday - Bingo, and fitness club, along with blood pressure checks (9-11:45 a.m.); Tuesday – coffee hour, exercise, line dancing, fitness class, Bunco; Wednesday - bingo, Euchre; Thursday - Breakfast Club, exercise, line dancing, fitness class; Friday - Bingo, movies (second and fourth Fridays) at 1 p.m. Call 419-698-7078 for complete schedule of events; or 419-693-2082 to inquire about lunch at the center, served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Walk With Us, a free confidential adult support group for those grieving a loved one’s death, meets the first Thursday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. and the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at New Harvest Church, 3540 Seaman Rd. Not a social activity. Walk in or call Judy Hoeflinger at 419-344-0200 or Julie Marshall at 419-343-2311.

Afterschool Program every Wednesday during the school year from 3:30-6:30 p.m., First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St, off Pickle, west of Wheeling. Time for worship and play, along with special guests, supper and crafts. Info: 419-693-7128.

Maumee Bay Country Quilters meet the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Oregon Room at St. Charles Mercy Hospital.

Examining the Scriptures From a Jewish Perspective, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., 3540 Seaman Rd., New Harvest Christian Church, 3540 Seaman Rd.
Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society Complex, 1133 Grasser St., is now open by appointment only. To schedule a guided tour, call 419-693-7052.

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine First Saturday Prayer Service Feb. 7, 2 p.m., 655 S. Coy Road, Oregon, Ohio.  Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy.   All are welcome.

Jerusalem Twp.
Jerusalem Twp. Food Pantry Board Monthly Meeting every Tuesday before the second Wednesday of the month at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Jerusalem Township Food Pantry is open the second Wednesday of each month from 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd. Serving the needy of the community. Government guidelines for eligibility are followed. The nurse is also there for mini check-ups for the seniors.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 13, 4:30-7 p.m., Northwood Church of God, 1838 S. Coy Rd., corner of Coy and Curtice. Kids meals available. Kids 4 and younger eat free.

Northwood VFW Post 2984 Fish Fries every Friday from 5-8 p.m. Featuring fish, chicken, steaks and more. Breakfasts will be held every Sunday morning from 9 a.m.-noon Info: 419-666-7762.

Red Cross Bloodmobile hosted by American Legion Post #279 & Auxiliary Feb. 16, noon-6 p.m. at the post home, 279 Veterans Dr.

Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch is served Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. the day before the meal you wish to attend. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks the 4th Tuesday of the month; bingo played the 4th Tuesday of the month, after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874. 60+ Clinic offered the first Tuesday of the month. Appointments may be made by calling Heritage Health Care at 1-800-811-0320. AARP Tax Help offered March 24. Call 419-862-3874 for an appointment.

Preschool Storytime Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St. Hour-long sessions feature stories, activities, crafts and a snack.
Monthly Adult Book Discussion Group meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month, Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St. Info: or Georgiana Huizenga at 419-862-2482.

Fremont Women’s Connection Meeting Feb. 10, Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Speaker, musical entertainment and lunch. Childcare available for infants and preschool children. Cost is $12. Reservations: by Feb. 5.

Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday Celebration featuring Mary Todd Lincoln (portrayed by Sheri Manthei) Feb. 7, noon-2 p.m., Genoa Fire Hall, Washington Street. Cost $12/ adults, $6/ students. RSVP to 419-855-3166. Send payment to Preserve our Post, c/o Ellen Bergman, 217 E. 11th St., Genoa OH 43430.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Genoa American Legion Post #324, 302 West St. Featuring pancakes, sausage, eggs and sausage gravy and biscuits. Kids’ breakfasts available. Info: 419-855-7049.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-noon, Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St.
Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St., serves lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the group plays cards at 12:30 p.m. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks are offered on the third Wednesday of the month. Bingo is played Monday mornings at 10 a.m. Call 419-855-4491 for lunch reservations. AARP Tax Help offered March 16. Call the center at 419-855-4491 for an appointment.

Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St. Open Fridays 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Genoa Area Community Food Pantry at the Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, 4th and Main Street is open the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon and the fourth Thursday of the month, 3:30-5 p.m.

Preschool Storytime at Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St., meets Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Hour-long sessions feature stories, activities, crafts and a snack.

Monthly Adult Book Discussion Groups meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. or the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Info on books: Amy Laity at 419-855-3380.

Active Seniors are invited to meet and eat at the Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane Nutritional lunches every weekday, educational and social programs, health assessments and more. Transportation to the center is available. Home-delivered meals are also available for homebound seniors. Info: 419-637-7947.

Lake Twp.
Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Lake Twp. Fire Dept. Feb. 14, 8 a.m.-noon, Fire Station #2, 1911 Ayers Rd.

Mobile Food Pantry will visit Lake Twp. Fire Station #1, 4505 Walbridge Rd. Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m. Food is free  and available to all Lake Township residents in need. Bring an ID showing proof of residency. (Enter through the back of the station.) Info: Elsa at 419-666-3415.

4th Annual Lake Twp. Chili & Soup Cook-Off Feb. 28, Lake Township Administration Bldg., 27975 Cummings Rd. Registration at noon; judging at 1 p.m., public tasting (for a donation) at 1:30 p.m.; awards at 3 p.m. Entry requires an eight-quart electric crock pot/roaster of chili. Call Ron Hanely at 419-392-3235. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Lake Township Parks.

Food Pantry open to the public the last Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. and the last Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m., Main Street. Contact your local church office for further details.

Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Lake Twp. Fire Dept. Feb. 14, 8 a.m.-noon, Fire Station #2, 1911 Ayers Rd.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Feb. 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lakewood Church of the Brethren, 27009 Lemoyne Rd.

Mobile Food Pantry will visit Lake Twp. Fire Station #1, 4505 Walbridge Rd. Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m. Food is free  and available to all Lake Township residents in need. Bring an ID showing proof of residency. (Enter through the back of the station.) Info: Elsa at 419-666-3415.

American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance Feb. 22, 2-6 p.m., Millbury Fire Hall. Music by Martin Bros. Plus. Beer, pop, food & pastries available (contribution of pastries welcome). No other carry-ins permitted.

Oak Harbor
“Naturally Speaking Seminar- “Birdscaping:  Providing Bird Friendly Habitat in Your Own Backyard”, Feb. 8, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Kim Kaufman, executive director of
Black Swamp Bird Observatory, will present seasonal tips for attracting birds and other wildlife into your backyard. Also, learn about participating in the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide event held over Presidents' Day weekend. Free.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Feb. 9, noon-6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 122 W. Ottawa St.
Seniors from the Oak Harbor Harbor Lights Senior Center are selling raffle tickets worth a top prize of $300, plus second-, third- and fourth-place prizes. Tickets available Mondays or Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the center located in the Riverview Healthcare Campus, 8180 W SR 163. Info: Clyde Zunk at 419-898-9865. Drawing to be held in February. Proceeds benefit the Ottawa Co. Senior Levy Fund.

“Scrappin’ for a Cure” (rescheduled due to inclement weather) March 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Community Markets VFW Hall, 251 W. Main St. Cost is $20 per person, including light lunch, snacks and beverages. Table space available. Call Lisa at 419-898-4891 to reserve a spot. Proceeds benefit Oak Harbor Relay for Life.

Storytimes with Miss Brenda are being offered at the Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 W. Main St. Preschoolers and infants accompanied by a parent will meet for stories, a craft and simple activities Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 7 p.m. Adult Book Discussion Group meets the third Thursday at 10:30 a.m. New readers welcome.

The Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact local churches for further details.

Topics Camera Club meets first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Info: 419-766-0063.

Fish Fry Fridays through April 10, 5-7:30 p.m., Rossford Eagles, 2322 658 Lime City Rd, Featuring all-you-can-eat Pollack plus sides and a beverage. Chicken fingers dinner also available. Call 419-666-5664 for carryout service or 419-666-9253 for more info. Karaoke to follow the dinner. Steak Fry Saturdays through April 11, Rossford Eagles 2322, 658 Lime City Rd. Featuring New York strip steaks, sides and a beverage. Info: Call 419-666-9253. Live music to follow.

Walbridge Branch Library Book Discussions are held the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. Newcomers welcome.

Mystery Book Discussion Group will meet Feb. 23, 6 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Discussion of “Full Dark House,” by Christopher Fowler. The group meets the fourth week of the month at 6 p.m.

New Hours for the Walbridge Branch Library will go into effect Feb. 1. Hours include Monday-Thursday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, closed. Info: 419-666-9900

Woodville Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call the center at 419-849-3636 for reservations. Home delivery also available.

Scrapbook Day Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodville United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit Woodmore After Prom. Lunch, drinks, and snacks provided. Prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Just bring photos, scrapbooking supplies and completed
pages/albums to share ideas. $20 minimum registration donation requested. To register for table space, contact Lynn Utendorf at 419-260-7203 or e-mail at




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