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422B Block Watch has merged with The Victorian Hilltop Coalition. Meetings are the first Monday of every month at the same place and time.
Block Watch Area 422D Meeting Sept. 1, 7 p.m., Hope Wesleyan Church, 2074 Delence St. near Dover. (Park behind the church,) Program: “It’s a Lovely Day in the Neighborhood, You Think? Part II with speaker Tim Allan, Block Watch leader.
Swiss Steak Dinner Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m., Clark Street United Methodist Church, 1133 Clark St., off Fassett. Kids’ meals available. Children under 3 eat free. Carryouts available.
Crafters Needed for a Fall Craft Show Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the community room at the Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Info: Diane Cline at 419-693-0751, ext. 217.
Craft Vendors Needed for Sacred Heart Holiday Bazaar. Call Mary Mayle at 419-334-8111 for more info.
Government Food Distribution for city residents Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Center, 6000 Wales Rd.
Rummage Sale Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. ($1-a-bag day), St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd.
Rummage & Bake Sale Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($2-a-bag day), Christ United Methodist Church, corner of Stadium and Starr. Lunch available for purchase.
Fall Explosion! Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Heritage Christian Church, corner of Coy & Brown. Free to the public. Inflatables, games, horses, fire engine, dunk tank, face painting, DJ and music, clowns, food and more. A great time for K-5 kids and their families.
Catholics Returning Home six consecutive Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 16 in the Parish Life Center, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Informal sharing for Non-practicing Catholics seeking answers about returning to the church. Info: Mark or Jean at 419-377-3659.
Oregon Senior Center Activities include bingo, fitness checks, daily lunches, bunco, euchre, line dancing, exercise, movies, shopping, day trips, transportation and educational classes. Special summer meals and entertainment scheduled twice monthly. Call 419-698-7078 for a schedule. Nashville Show Trip Oct. 12-16 (five days/four nights) $479 double occupancy. Call 419-698-7078.
Walk With Us Support Group Meetings the first Thursday of each month, noon-1:30 p.m. and the third Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. in a handicap-accessible meeting room at New Harvest Church, 3540 Seaman Rd. Open to adults who have suffered the death of a loved one. Not a social or religious activity. Walk in or call Judy Hoeflinger at 419-691-9750 or Julie Marshall at 419-343-2311.
DivorceCare, a support group for those dealing with issues of divorce, will begin meeting again at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. Meetings begin Tuesday, Sept. 15 and continue Tuesdays through December. Free dinner at 6:15, followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry is the second Wednesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Bonofest Sept. 6, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Elliston Road just of SR 2. Featuring BBQ chicken or ham dinners. Dine in or drive-through for carry out. Raffles, bingo, games, ethnic food and music.
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.
Elmore Senior Card Players will meet Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Elmore Community Center through late October.
Genoa Farmer’s Market Aug. 29 and every other Saturday through Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Genoa Super Cruise-In Aug. 25, 5-8 p.m., Main Street. Featuring Cruisin’ Zeake and his Oldies Machine. Free registration at 622 Main St. beginning at about 4 p.m.
Open House, Genoa High School, Aug. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
Genoa Legion Post #324 Pancake Breakfast Aug. 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the post hall, 32 West St. Featuring “all-you-can-eat” pancakes and sausage, eggs, sausage gravy and biscuits breakfast on that Sunday. Call 419-855-7049 for details.
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 10:30 a.m. Call 419-855-4491 for lunch reservations.
Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St. Open Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Genoa Area Community Food Pantry open the second Saturday of the month 10 a.m.-noon and the fourth
Thursday 3:30-5 p.m., Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, 315 Main St.
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 available. Home-delivered meals also available for homebound seniors. Info: 419-637-7947.
Community Fun Run/Walk Aug. 29, 8 a.m., St. Peter’s UCC, Millbury. Registration at 7:30 a.m.
Ageless Wonders Sept. 10 meeting will start at noon with a Brunch Potluck, with a speaker to follow. All seniors are welcome to the meeting, which will be held at Lake Twp. Administration Building.
Euchre Tournament sponsored by Ageless Wonders Sept. 19, 1 p.m., at Lake Township Administration Building. $3 admission includes refreshments. Euchre players of all ages are welcome. Info: Bob Hundsrucker at 419-836-3811.
Farmers’ Market Wednesdays at 5 p.m. till dusk through Oct. 29, Lake Twp. Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd. Local growers and greenhouses, baked goods, locally raised meats, etc.
Mobile food pantry sponsored by the fire department auxiliary; third Monday of the month, 5-7 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 4505 Walbridge Rd. Open to Lake Twp. residents.
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.
Golden Gang meets Sept. 1 at Lake Township Hall. Bring a salad for the noontime lunch.
American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance Sept. 27, 2-6 p.m., Millbury Fire Hall. Music provided by Millie’s Polka Band. Beer, pop and pastries available. Admission $7. Contributions of pastry are welcome. No other carry-ins.
Oak Harbor Public Library Local History Room is open to library patrons upon request. Detailed assistance is available Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. A Donor Tree has been mounted on the wall in the library’s lower level. Donations may still be made in honor or in memory of a loved one on brass leaves to be added to the tree. Info: 419-898-7001.
Community Blood Drive Aug. 25, noon-6 p.m., Audio-Visual Classroom Center rooms 125-28, Owens Community College, Oregon Road. Appointments available at www.givelife.org. Info: 1-800-GO-OWENS ext. 7509.
Ottawa Co. 4th Thursday Republican Lunch Bunch Meeting Aug. 27, noon, Port Clinton Elks Club, 231 Buckeye Blvd. State Sen. Karen L. Gillmor will be the featured speaker. No reservations are necessary for the hour-long buffet lunch. Everyone welcome.
Otterbein Portage Valley Chicken Barbeque & Fall Festival Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 20311 Pemberville Rd. Entertainment by Rex Myers and his band, The Ramblin’ Man Band, The Doug Neel Jazz Trio and The Hot Flashes; tours of the villas and apartments; Life Enhancement & Craft Fair; displays by area merchants and arts and craft treasures. Chicken prepared by Luckey American Legion Post #240 (rain or shine).
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.
Walbridge Library Book Club meets the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Aug. 24th’s meeting will be about “Naked Came the Manatee,” a humorous and collaborative mystery by several well known authors. Everyone welcome. Info: 419-666-9900.
3rd Annual Car & Truck Show Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 N. Main St. Owners of classic cars and trucks invited. Dash plaques for the first 75 cars/trucks with a $5 donation to benefit the Luther Home resident activities. Raffles, door prizes and music by DJ Jerry Daniels. Register by calling Bill at 419-277-1618 or Corie at 419-726-3268.
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.
Woodville Historical Museum open Wednesday and Friday 2-4 p.m. and Wednesday evenings 6-8 p.m. through August. The new ornament is available at the museum, library and Pills `n Packages.