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Big Band Dance Party presented by Paramount Elite April 3, 7-11 p.m., Stranahan Great Hall. Featuring Jeff McDonald’s Swingmania. Free to Paramount members, $5 for all other guests. Door prizes, snacks, cash bar. 1-888-891-0707.
Glass City Singles Dance April 3, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Central Park West, 3141 Central Park West Dr. Info: www.toledosingles.com.
VFW Post #4906 Ladies Auxiliary Nominations & Election of Officers April 6, 6:30 p.m. in the post hall, 2161 Consaul St.
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 - 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.
Easter Egg Hunt April 11, 11 a.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave., corner of Coy and Starr. Cookie decorating, entertainment and more. Free to the public.
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.
Movie Night April 18, 7 p.m., Clark Street United Methodist Church, 1133 Clark St. off Fassett between Oak and Miami streets. Come early for popcorn, soda and candy. Free and open to the public.
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.
Oregon Democratic Club Meeting April 2, 8 p.m., Fire Station #1, Wynn and Seaman. Discussion of the endorsement process for 2009 Oregon city candidates. All prospective candidates who intend to seek the Democratic endorsement are encouraged to attend. Applications for endorsements due by April 25. Info: Kollin Rice at 419-697-2424.
Fish Fry April 3, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy Rd., corner of Navarre. Featuring all-you-can-eat Alaskan walleye. Dessert included. Dine-in or carry out.
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry sponsored by the St. Ignatius Holy Name, 212 N. Stadium Rd., April 3, 4:30-7 p.m. Kids under 6 eat free.
Chili Supper April 4, 4:30-7 p.m., Christ Dunberger American Legion Post #537, 4925 Pickle Rd. Open to the public. Proceeds benefit Ohio Buckeye Girls State attendees.
“May We Never Lose the Wonder of the Cross,” a musical presented by the Oregon Area Churches Combined Chorale, Palm Sunday, April 5, 6 p.m., Hope Community Church of the Nazarene, 5650 Starr Ave. The story of Christ’s final days, through narration and stirring musical selections. Free. Seating at 5:30 p.m.
Toastmasters Club meet April 7 and 21, 6:30 p.m., Bay Park Community Hospital, just off I-280 at Curtice Rd. Gain confidence for that next job interview or help improve your social skills. Visitors welcome. Info: Julie at 419-836-5051.
Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money March 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.
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.
Oregon Fest 2009 Planning Meeting April 9, 5 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Info: www.OregonFest.net or 419-691-9750.
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. 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. Nurse also available for mini check-ups for the seniors.
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.
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 www.edayspring.com.
Split-the-Pot Bingo sponsored by Clay Center Fire Social Assn., April 7, 7-10 p.m., Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St. Refreshments available.
Elmore Historical Society membership banquet will be held April 4.
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. Card playing starts April 23 at 7 p.m. 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.
Fremont Area Women’s Connection Meeting April 14, Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. luncheon. Program, “Happy Trails to You,” featuring Donna Miller as special feature/vocal musician and Weslie Hintz, of Perrysburg sharing her “secret.” Cost: $12, all inclusive. Western attire optional. Reservations: Amaryllis at 419355-0826 by April 9.
Genoa American Legion Post #324 “All-You-Can-Eat” pancake and sausage, eggs, and sausage gravy & biscuit breakfast March 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Post Hall, 302 West St. Info: 419-855-7049 for details.
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.
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.
Lake Twp. Egg Stravaganza April 4, 8:30-11 a.m. in the Township Administration Building, SR 795 and Cummings Rd.
Lake Twp. Ageless Wonders Salad Bar Potluck Meeting April 9 at noon at the township administration building, SR 795 and Cummings Rd. Luncheon will be followed by games of "Left, Right and Center." Ageless Wonders will also sponsor a Euchre Tournament April 18, 1 p.m., also at the township administration building. $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.
East Chippewa Vocal Band, a men's southern gospel-style group from Orrville, OH, will be in concert at 3:30 p.m. March 29, Lakewood Church of the Brethren, 27009 Lemoyne Rd. Light supper will be served following the concert. Free-will offering to be taken. Public is invited. Info: 419-837-5359.
Golden Gang will meet April 7 for a noontime lunch at Anna’s Restaurant, 45005 Woodville Rd., Northwood.
Fish Fry 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.
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.
Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge #495 8th Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que fund-raiser April 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out at the shelter house at Veterans Memorial Park. Prepared by Bar-B-Que Traveler, Inc., of Lacarne, O. Dine in or carry out. Pre-sale tickets available by calling lodge members or Andrew Haley at 419-898-5552. Limited tickets at the door. Proceeds got toward an annual college scholarship for an Oak Harbor High School graduating senior.
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. The April 13 discussion will be about Ann Patchett’s novel, “Run.”
Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the fourth week of the month at 6 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library. Info: 419-666-9900. The topic of the April 27 meeting will be Elizabeth Peter’s “Crocodile on the Sandbank.”
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.