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Block Watch 421B Meetings resume March 11.

Christ Dunberger American Legion Post #537 Auxiliary Annual Rummage Sale March 12-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the post, 4925 Pickle Rd. Donations accepted 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 10-11. Proceeds from the sale will finance Ohio Buckeye Girls State attendees.


422A/Raymer Area Block Watch Meeting March 12, 6 to 7 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr at Plymouth, near White St. Free parking. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month. Theme for 2009 is “Taking Back Our East Toledo Neighborhoods.”

VFW 4906 Fish Fries 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.

Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Birmingham Development Corp. March 19, 6 p.m., St. Stephen Church Hall, 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.

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.

Block Watch 422B meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Luther Church, 601 Nevada St.

Fundraiser for Kyle Cannon March 8, noon-8 p.m., Golden Jaden, 3171 Navarre Ave. Ten percent of dine-in sales will be donated to Kyle’s recovery fund. Pizza and Chinese buffet available all day.

Clay High School Limelighters present “Wonderful Town,” featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, March 26, 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m., Clay High School Auditorium, 5665 Seaman Rd. Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, available by calling Clay High School at 419-693-0665 ext. 2006 or at the box office the nights of the show.

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.

Cardinal Stritch High School Staff vs. 13abc All Stars Basketball Game March 12, 7:30 p.m., Cardinal Stritch High School gym. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Shooting contests, raffles, pep band, Three-Point Shot, concessions. Donation: $3 student, $5 adult.

Preschool Pioneers: Nellie Bly (Ages 3-5): Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, March 13, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Bring your preschooler to learn what it was like to be an American trailblazer. Children will hear a story and make a craft to take home. Parent participation required. Class size limited to 15 children. $5 (Metroparks members $4). Reservations required.

Fish Fry March 13 and every Friday through April 3, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy, at Navarre. Featuring Alaskan walleye, all you can eat. Dessert included. Dine-in or carry-out. Info: 419-691-9400.

The Spirit In Us March 14, 7:30 p.m., Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave. Tickets:$10/adults, $8/students and seniors. Proceeds benefit St. Mark Lutheran Church and Oregon Community Theatre.

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.

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.

Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money March 24, 31, April 7 and 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, Starr & Coy. A seminar & workshop for these days of financial stress.  Tom Reed, local financial expert, will share his techniques, knowledge & financial philosophy. Workbook cost $10. Call 419-691-5137 to register.

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting March 26, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Business meeting, speaker, refreshments and good fellowship.

St. Ignatius Altar Rosary Card Party March 25, 11:30 a.m., 212 N. Stadium Rd. RSVP: Mary Wasserman at 419-693-8726 or Mary Ann Barva at 419-693-4826. Tallies $7.

Crafters Needed for Fassett Middle School Spring Show March 28. Info: Sue Hanudel at 419-693-0135.

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.

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.

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

Jiggs Dinner March 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or until gone, VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd.

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

Pancake Breakfast to help raise funds to help Ashlynne and Brett Moyer travel on mission trips to Africa, March 15, 8-9:30 p.m., Zion UMC, Elliston-Trowbridge Rd. Free-will donations accepted. Info: 419-356-4840.

Benton Township Trustees remind citizens that the deadline for spring cleanup at Elliston and Limestone cemeteries is March 15. Wreaths, arrangements and other materials remaining after that date will be removed. New arrangements may be displayed beginning April. 1.

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.

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 419-862-2573 for an appointment.

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.

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.
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.
Lake Twp. Ageless Wonders Meeting March 12 at the Lake Twp. Administration Building. SR 795 and Cummings Rd. Members A-M bring soups; N-Z bring salads. Desserts will be furnished by committee. Speaker will be Charlene Sherman, dietitian from Bay Park Community Hospital. Ageless Wonders will also sponsor a Euchre Tournament March 21 at 1 p.m. $3 admission includes refreshments. Open to all Euchre players. Info: 419-836-3811.

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.

Oak Harbor
Fish Fry March, 13, 20 and 27, April 7 and 10, 4-8 p.m., American Legion Post #114, 221 Park St. Featuring yellow perch dinners or sandwiches, fries, onion rings, hot dogs and Coney dogs. Public welcome. Carryouts available.

Ottawa Co. Board of MRDD Monthly Board Meeting March 16, 5 p.m., board office, 235 N. Toussaint Rd. Meetings are open to the public. Info: 419-898-0400.

Ottawa Co. Safety Council Monthly Luncheon Meeting March 18, 11 a.m., Ottawa Co. Resource Centre. Featured speaker Colleen Wellington, Clean Marinas Program Coordinator of the OSU Sea Grant College Program. Info/registration: Denise Ventrone, 419-898-6242.

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.

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.

Port Clinton
Ottawa Co. Historical Society Luncheon Meeting March 14, 1 p.m., historic Island House Hotel. Discussion about the DeLery Portage markers, which sit at either end of Fulton Street in Port Clinton. Reservations due by March 9. Info: Nancy Dunham at 419-797-2244. New members always welcome.

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the fourth week of the month at 6 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library. Info: 419-666-9900

4th of July Celebration Committee meeting at the Woodville Legion, March 10, 7 p.m. Public is invited.

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.

Preschool Storytimes at the Woodville Public Library, Mondays at 7 p.m. Info: 419-849-2744.





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