The Press Newspaper
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. Carryout 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.”
Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Birmingham Development Corp. March 19, 6 p.m., St. Stephen Church Hall, located at the corner of Consaul and Genesee St. Open to the residents of the Birmingham Neighborhood in East Toledo. A discussion of neighborhood concerns, housing, commercial and upcoming events.
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.
Democratic Club Meeting March 5, 8 p.m., Fire Station #1, Wynn and Seaman. Discussion of the endorsement process for 2009 city candidates. All prospective candidates who intend to seek the Democratic endorsement are encouraged to attend. Info: Kollin Rice at 419-697-2424.
Captain Underpants Party, grades K-5, March 7, 2:45 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Super silly fun including crafts, activities and snacks.
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.
Theology with Toast March 10, 10 a.m., Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Father John Blaser will discuss, "Reconciliation." Registration begins at 9:30 with coffee and rolls. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405.
Jiggs Dinner March 14, 4-7 p.m., Faith Church, 3415 Starr Ave. Featuring corned beef & cabbage with onions and carrots, salad and dessert. Kids’ meals available.
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.
Brain Awareness Week March 16-22, 9 a.m., Oregon Branch Library. Exercise your mind and body all week with games and puzzles. Wii gaming will be available March 14 and 28, 2-4 p.m. Info: 419-259-5250.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harris-Elmore Public Library Cash Basis Annual Financial Report for the year ending Dec. 31, 2008 is available for inspection at the library, 328 Toledo St. Call Julie Bergmana, fiscal officer, at 419-862-2573 for an appointment.
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.
Veterans Dinner for All Vets March 12, 6 p.m., American Legion Post #324, 302 West St. Cost: $6/person. RSVP by March 1 to Larry at 419-855-4878.
Genoa Christian Church Annual Beef `n Noodle Dinner March 14, 4-7 p.m., 415 Main St. Featuring homemade noodles, salad bar and desserts. Advance tickets recommended. Tickets: 419-855-3978 or any church member.
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.
Red Cross Blood Pressure Screening March 27, 11 a.m.-noon, Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St.
Genoa Music Boosters “Truckload of Groceries” Raffle currently under way. Grand prize is a truckload of groceries Tickets available from Genoa music students in grades 6-12 or at First Federal Bank in Genoa. Drawing will be held April 4. Proceeds will be used to support the Genoa music students and programs. Info: 419-862-3142.
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.
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.
Mid-County EMT Assn. Spaghetti Dinner March 29, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul’s UCC, corner of Toussaint & Ottawa. Meal includes salad, Italian bread, drink and homemade dessert. Kids’ meals available. Eat in or carry out.
“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.
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.
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
Woodville Historical Society meeting March 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Historical Museum. Caroly Huffman will speak on Victorian decorative arts and crafts. Visitors welcome. The museum will re-open March 4. Hours are Wednesdays and Fridays 2-4 p.m.