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Breaded Chicken Dinner to celebrate the Renovation of St. Stephen Church, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children at the door.
St. Stephen’s gymBUNCO Party and Lunch sponsored by the Arthur Daly Auxiliary May 3 at noon, Josie Reinhart Center, 6000 Wales Rd., Northwood. Cost: $6.

Rummage Sale May 7 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 4 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. $2 bag day Friday.


Block Watch 422 D Meeting May 5, 7 p.m., Hope Wesleyan Church, 2074 Delence near Dover. Lucas Co. Dog Warden Tom Skeldon will be the guest speaker. Next meeting June 2.

Block Watch 422 A Open House May 16, 1-4 p.m., under the trees at the corner of Greenwood and Spring Grove streets at Burnett/”Starr” Park. (The park also borders Starr Avenue and is next to the Toledo Sports Center. Rain date the following Saturday, same time and location. Bring a chair, a potluck "snack" or beverage to share if partaking in the snacks or beverages and questions, comments.

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

Rummage & Bake Sale April 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and May 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. Ext., corner of Stadium and Starr.

Rummage Sale May 14 and 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and May 16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St, off Pickle, No steps to climb - everything held on the main floor. Featuring furniture, clothing, costume jewelry, holiday decorations and more.  Lunch and baked goods available. Saturday is $2 Bag Day (clothing only). Info: 419-693-4578 and 419- 693-7128.

Pet Adopt-A-Thon featuring dogs and cats May 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Today’s Salon/Cash Advance, 2175 Woodville Rd. Pet groomer, popcorn, John Paul pet products. Sponsored by the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Oregon Fest 2009 Planning Meetings will be held every Thursday at 5 p.m. until the festival (May 17) at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all individuals and groups. Info: 419-691-9750 or

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. Nurse also available for mini check-ups for the seniors.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner May 8, 4:30-7 p.m., Northwood Church of God, 1838 S. Coy Rd. Kids’ means available. Children 4 and younger eat free.

Government Food Distribution for city residents April 29, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Center, 6000 Wales Rd.

Rummage & Bake Sale April 30-May 1, Northwood Church of God, Curtice and Coy. Light lunch available.

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.

Clay Center
Split-the-Pot Bingo sponsored by the Clay Center Fire Social Assn. May 2, 7-10 p.m., Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St. Refreshments available.

Cooley Canal Yacht Club Auxiliary Card Party May 20, 12235 Bono Rd. Luncheon at noon. Tallies $6. Table reservations: Kathy Batch at 419-836-8905.

Youth Garage Sale May 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Trinity UCC, 17955 W. Third St. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Texas Hold-Em Freeze Out Tournament April 25, 7 p.m., Elmore Historical Society Barn, 353 Ottawa St. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Sixty percent pay back. $70 buy-in. Live cash games. Free food and beverages for participants. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and the Harris-Elmore Fire Department. Info: Rick Claar at 419-862-3058.

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. Call 419-862-3874 for an appointment. Card at 7 p.m.

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.

National Day of Prayer 2009 Observance sponsored by the Fremont Clergy Fellowship and the Fremont Christian Men’s Gathering May 7 at noon at the Front Street entrance of the Fremont City Hall. Theme: “Prayer, America’s Hope.” Info: Walt Lamson at 419-334-3623.

Annual Spring Rummage Sale sponsored by the women of Fremont First Presbyterian Church May 1, 121 S. Park Ave. Doors open at 9 a.m. Bag sale at 2 p.m. Doors close at 4 p.m. “Eat your fill, pay as you will” lunch served all day. Info: Diane Roush at 419-334-9504.

Red Cross Blood Drive April 27, noon-6 p.m., St. John UCC, 448 East Rice.

Vendors Needed for May 2 craft show at St. John’s UCC, Genoa. Info: Barb at 419-855-8539.0

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.

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.
Ageless Wonders Pizza Lunch Meeting May 14 at noon in the township administration building, SR 795 and Cummings Road. White Elephant Sale Members will follow lunch. Bring a wrapped item. Election of officers will be held. All seniors welcome.

Euchre Tournament May 16, 1 p.m., Lake Township Administration Building. $5 admission includes refreshments. All euchre players are invited.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Give-Away May 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 26535 Pemberville Rd. between routes 795 and 163. Adult and children’s clothing, household items, personal hygiene items and miscellaneous items.

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.

Wild Game Dinner May 2, Ottawa Co. Conservation League. Fellowship at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Advance tickets $20. $25 at the door. Tickets: Tim Perkins at 419-754-9616.

Millbury Golden Gang will meet for a potluck lunch May 5 at noon at the township hall, 29797 Cummings Rd.

Oak Harbor
Chicken BBQ to benefit 2009 Relay for Life of Oak Harbor May 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out, Community Markets VFW Memorial Hall. Dinner includes half-chicken, baked potato, vegetable, roll & butter and cookies. Dine in or carry out. Tickets: Lisa Reedy at 419-898-2544.

"Swing into Spring" - Home, Craft and Comfort Show, May 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverview HealthCare Campus, 8180 W. SR 163. Candles, jewelry, blankets, clothing, OSU and Michigan items, soaps, cosmetics and more. Lunch stand with homemade soups and fresh baked pies. For info or to register as a vendor, call 419-898-2851.

Ottawa Co. Public Employee Retirees (PERS) Chapter #82 luncheon and meeting May 18, 11:30 a.m., Riverview Nursing Home Senior Center. Reservations due by May 14 by calling 419-898-5544. All PERI and PERS retirees welcome.

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.

Stony Ridge
Mom-to-Mom Sale May 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. John’s Hilltop Preschool, 5520 Fremont Pike. Rent a table, bring gently used kids stuff or just come and shop. Suggested items to sell are clothes, toys, strollers and cribs. All sizes of kids’ clothes are welcome. Donation of items for the preschool to sell are welcome. Table rental $10. $1 admission. Info: Chris at 419-837-9620 or the preschool at 419-837-ABCD.

Chicken BBQ May 13, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., St. John’s Hilltop, 5520 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge. Featuring a half-chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll & butter. Drive through and dessert will be sold my LYO and Parish Education. Call for 419- 837-ABCD for tickets.

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. The topic of the April 27 meeting will be Elizabeth Peter’s “Crocodile on the Sandbank.”

Lighthouse Community Faith Fest, May 16, 3-5 p.m., for ages 4-10, 201 Guy St., at Guy and Grove.streets. Praise, skit, craft and games presented 5-7 p.m. All welcome for free picnic and concert. Info: 419-661-9232.

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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