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All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner March 22, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Helping Hands of St. Louis, 459 6th St. Proceeds benefit Helping Hands.

VFW 4906 Fish Fries 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.

“Wings of a Dove” Present “The Way of the Cross” Concert, a musical journey of the Passion of Our Lord, March 28, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church hall, 509 Oswald St. An hour of musical prayer and reflection. Soup dinner offered in the parish hall following the 4:30 p.m. Mass.

Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Oregon Assn. of Professional Firefighters Local 4093, “Life Squad 8,” March 29, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd. Portion of proceeds go to Rick Adams Memorial Scholarship.

Kirkin O’ the Tartan Service March 29, 10:45 a.m., Eastminster United Presbyterian Church, 725 Navarre Ave. Fellowship hour follows service. Bring your plaid for preservation and dedication.
Big Band Dance Party presented by Paramount Elite April 3, 7-11 p.m., Stranahan Great Hall. Featuring Jeff McDonald’s Swingmania. Presented by Paramount Elite. Free to Paramount members, $5 for all other guests. Door prizes, snacks, cash bar. 1-888-891-0707.

Glass City Singles Singles Dance April 3, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Central Park West, 3141 Central Park West Dr.

Beginner Tai Chi Classes April 7, 6:30-8 p.m., Community Room, Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Participants will learn Tai Chi, a gentle exercise promoting flexibility, balance and relaxation. All adults welcome. Info: 419-537-0131.

Block Watch Area 422D Meeting April 7, 7 p.m., Hope Wesleyan Church, 2074 Delence, near Dover (park in the church lot behind the building). Program: “So Goes the Police, So Goes the Block Watch, So Goes East Toledo.” Community Services Officer Dana Slay will be on hand. Speaker Tim Allan, coalition and Block Watch leader will report on the future of community service, the Toledo city budget and East Toledo concerns. Next meeting will be May 5.

New Heights Fellowship Church 2nd Annual Cross Walk and Open House, April 11, 1-2:30 p.m., 613 Main St. A 16-foot cross will be marched down Main Street and back to the church building where an open house party will be held. Door prizes, hamburgers, Sno cones, popcorn, cotton candy and more. Free and open to the community. Info: 419-469-8808.

Pork Chop Dinner April 22, 5-7 p.m. Clark St. U.M. Church, 1133 Clark St., off Fassett. Featuring a complete dinner with dessert. Children under 3 eat free. Carryouts available.

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.

“Icing Sand Castles” program for grades 5-12, March 21, 2 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Create an edible “sand” castle to take home and enjoy. All materials will be provided. Info: 419-259-5250.

Our Lady of Toledo Shrine Burying of the Petitions, in honor of the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by a Special Prayer Service, March 25, 6:30 p.m., 655 S. Coy Rd.

Fish Fries March 27 and April 3, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy at Navarre. Featuring all-you-can-eat Alaskan walleye. Dessert included. Dine in or carry out. Kids’ meals available.

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. Workbook cost $10. Call 419-691-5137 to register.

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.

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.

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

Dance to the Oldies March 28, 7-11:30 p.m., Oak Shade Grove, 2624 Seaman Rd. Music by Dave Ninke and Dreamworks. Cash bar. Food available. Sponsored by the GAF Clubhouse. Tickets $10. Tickets: Sue at 419-260-9628.

Spring Craft Show March 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fassett Middle School, 3025 Starr Ave. Lunch served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring a wide variety of spring and handmade crafts. Public welcome.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner March 28, 4-7 p.m., First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. Featuring salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Drawing at 7 p.m. Wheelchair accessible dining. Info: 419-693-7128.

Teutonia Männerchor Fish Fry Good Friday, April 10, 4-7:30 p.m., Oak Shade Grove Hall, 3624 Seaman Rd. (near Coy Rd.). Featuring fresh Alaskan Walleye, fries, cole slaw, roll and coffee, plus full cash bar. Children 10 and under eat free. Carryouts available. Tickets at the door or by calling 419-691-4116.

Spring Egg Hunt April 11, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to ages 2-5. Celebrate National Library Week. Enjoy stories and rhymes before the egg hunt. After the hunt, come back inside for treats. Ticket required for participation. Tickets available starting April 4. Registration: 419-259-5250.

“Heartwarming,” three nights of uplifting music, Spirit-filled moments and healing and caring with Pastor Jamie Havens of New Beginnings International Ministries, April 2-4, 7-9 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, Starr & Coy. Hospitality and refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

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.

Card Party April 28, noon, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Donation $8. Reservations: 419-698-8963. Thrivent matching funds.

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.

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.

Annual Roast Beef Dinner March 22, noon-2 p.m., Unity United Methodist Church, 1910 E. Broadway. Carryouts available. Children under 3 eat free. Info: 419-693-5170.

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

Lenten Fish Fry April 3, 5-7 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 1930 Bradner Rd. Serving Lake Erie yellow perch, fries, cole slaw and dessert. Carryouts available. Sponsored by Thrivent.

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.

Bowling Green
Easter Musical Drama, “Jesus is Alive,” April 3-5 and 9-11, 7 p.m., Dayspring Assembly, 17360 N. Dixie Highway. Using lighting, pyrotechnics, choreography, drama and solo and group singing, the program relays the message of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Not recommended for children under 5. Free. Tickets: 419-352-0672 or

Elmore Historical Society membership banquet will be held April 4.

Woodmore-CAGE Dinner Dance March 21, 6-11 p.m. Ole Zim’s sit-down dinner. Dancing and live music by All 4 It. Live and silent auctions. Semi-formal. Cash bar. Tickets $40/person available at Pills n’ Packages in Elmore and Woodville; Huntington Bank in Elmore, Fremont Federal Credit Union in Woodville. Must be 21 to attend. Proceeds benefit Woodmore-Cage efforts to provide extracurricular facilities for Woodmore Schools.

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.

Red Cross Blood Pressure Screening March 27, 11 a.m.-noon, Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast March 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Genoa American Legion Post #324 hall, 302 West St. Featuring pancakes, sausage, eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits. Info: 419-855-7049.

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.

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.

Gun Show March 21 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 22 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sandusky Co. Sportsmen’s Club, 2.5 miles east of Gibsonburg on SR 600. Admission $3. Dealers and public welcome. Table reservations $15 for both days. Info: Sam James, 419-862-2439.

Bake Sale April 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Luther Meadow Apartments, 100 Meadow Lane. Home-baked goods, colored Easter eggs, raffle.

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.

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.

American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance March 29, 2-6 p.m., Millbury Fire Hall. Music provided by Hank Haller. Admission $7. Beer, pop, food and pastries available. Contributions of pastries are welcome. No other carry-ins permitted.

Oak Harbor
Fish Fry March 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.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast featuring pancakes, bacon, sausage and a beverage March 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Carroll Twp. Fire & EMS, 11080 W. Toussaint Rd. Children 12 and under eat free. Carryouts available.

Mid-County EMT Assn. Spaghetti Dinner planned for March 29, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Paul’s UCC, corner of Toussaint & Ottawa, has been canceled due to flooding.

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.

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

Good Friday Prayer Breakfast April 10, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Woodville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Reservations suggested. Call 419-849-2400.

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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