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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.
422A/ Raymer Area Blockwatch Meeting March 12, 6 to 7 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr at Plymouth, near White St. Free parking. Group meets the second Thursday of every month. Theme for 2009 is “Taking Back Our East Toledo Neighborhoods.”
Movie Night featuring a full-length family movie March 21, 7 p.m., Clark Street United Methodist Church, 1133 Clark St., off Fassett between Oak and Miami St. Come early to get popcorn, soda and candy. Open to the public. Free.
Ash Wednesday will be observed Feb. 25 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd. Soup supper at 5:30 p.m., followed by worship with ashes and Communion at 7 p.m. Public invited. Info: 419-691-9407 or www.princeofpeaceoregon.com.
Fish Fries every Friday through Lent, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy at Navarre Ave. Featuring all-you-can-eat Alaskan walleye. Dessert included. Dine in or carry out. Kids’ meals available.
Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 24, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium. Kids’ meals and carryouts available. Sponsored by the Holy Name Society.
PERI Chapter #93 Meeting Feb. 26, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Business meeting, speaker, refreshments and fellowship.
Oregon Fest 2009 Planning Meeting Feb. 26, 5 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Info: visit www.OregonFest.net or call 419-691-9750
Clay High School Academic Boosters Club Giant Garage Sale March 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Clay High School cafeteria. Donation of clothes, household items, etc., accepted March 6, 4-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit academic awards.
4th Annual Chili Cook-off & Silent Auction March 21, 4-7 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. (Starr Extension), corner of Stadium. Proceeds benefit cystic fibrosis and missions.
Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 Tuesdays through April 14 or Wednesdays through 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.
Family Storytime Mondays through 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.
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.
Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., Bay Park Community Hospital, just off 1-280 at Curtice East/West Rd and Wheeling St. Guests welcome. No classes - no pressure. Call Julie at 419-836-5051.
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.
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.
World War II 202nd Combat Engineers Casino Bus Trip Fund-Raiser March 21. Seats available for $40/seat. $30 players’ voucher will be presented from the casino. Info: Clarence at 419-466-4785 or Cheryl at 419-862-3568.
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: http://library.norweld.lib.oh.us/Harris-Elmore or Georgiana Huizenga at 419-862-2482.
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.
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.
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.
Golden Gang will meet March 3 at the Senior Center, 705 Main St., Walbridge. Be there by 11:30 a.m. Bring a wrapped item for after-lunch bingo.
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.
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.
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.
Walbridge Branch Library Hours are now Monday-Thursday, 1-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, closed. Info: 419-666-9900
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