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VFW 4906 Fish Fries Feb. 27, March 13, March 27 and April 10, 5 p.m. till sold out. Yellow perch, frog legs and shrimp, cole slaw, fries and rolls. Dine in or carry out.

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.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Feb. 24, 5-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy, (Coy & Navarre). Kids’ meals available. Under 4 eat free. Proceeds to benefit Youth Appalachian Service Project. Public invited.

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

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 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.
Babytime Storytime for ages 1-2 and their caregivers Mondays through April 13 or Thursdays through 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.
Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society Complex, 1133 Grasser St., is now open by appointment only. To schedule a guided tour, call 419-693-7052.

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 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.

Government Food Distribution for city residents Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Center, 6000 Wales Rd.

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.

Bowling Green
Wood Co. Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting Feb. 24, 2 p.m., Courthouse Atrium, Summit St. Program: “Finding Genealogy Gems in the Engineer’s Office,” by Ray Huber, county engineer. Brief business meeting at 2 p.m., followed by the program. Public welcome.

Elmore Historical Society Meeting March 15, 3 p.m., Elmore Retirement Center, Hanneman Hall. Membership banquet will be held April 4.

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: or Georgiana Huizenga at 419-862-2482.

“All-You-Can-Eat” Pancake and sausage, eggs, and sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast, Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Genoa American Legion Post #324 Post Hall, 302 West St. Children’s meals 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.

Arthur Treacher’s Fish Fry to support Gibsonburg Fine Arts Boosters March 6, 4-7 p.m., Gibsonburg High School. Dine in only.  Homemade desserts and drinks available for purchase. Entertainment provided. Info: Krista Hardy at 419-637-2433.

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.
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.

Rich Adkins, winner of the Dream Big Talent contest of Northwest Ohio, will share his witness in music and testimony March 1, 10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 231 S. Maple St. A courtesy brunch will follow. Visit to learn more about Adkins. Info:

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.

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.

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.

Oak Harbor
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge’s February Auto Tour Has Been Cancelled due to weather and road conditions.  Visitor Center will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Winter Wildflower Planting event from 10 a.m. to noon. Public welcome. Pizza lunch will be provided for participants.  Info: Sara Mason at 419-898-0014.

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.

Eastwood Band Booster Meeting Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. in the high school library.

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.

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

Red Cross Blood Drive Feb. 26, noon-6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 W. Toledo St.

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.





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