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POW MIA Recognition Day sponsored by VFW Post 2510 and the Ladies Auxiliary Sept. 18, 617 Second St. Ceremony at 6 p.m., baked chicken dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8.50 at the door. Cash bar. Tickets: 419-697-4503.

Toledo Naturalists' Association Meeting Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., Anderson's Activity Center, 1833 South Holland-Sylvania Rd. (just south of Airport Highway). Program: “Gardening with Natural Plants,” with Jan Hunter, of Naturally Native Nursery. Free and open to the public. Info:

Spaghetti Dinner Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the community room at Lutheran Home of Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Tickets $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Kids’ meals available. Tickets available at the reception desk Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: Kim at 419-693-0751, ext. 246.

Toledo Perennial Exchange Oct. 3, 10-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Original Sub Shop, 402 Broadway near the Amtrak station. Free. Bring labeled plants and gardening paraphernalia and receive tickets to exchange for other items. Everyone, even new gardeners with nothing to share, will receive tickets. Drop off items beginning at 8:30 a.m. Plants should be identified. Free composting workshop at 9 a.m. Info: Jackie David at 419-243-4857.

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.

Vendors Needed for the Sacred Heart Holiday Bazaar Nov. 7. Info: call Mary Mayle at 419-334-8111.
East Toledo Senior Activities Center Chili Cook-Off, “World Series of Chili,” Oct. 17, 6-11 p.m. at the center, 1001 White St. Beer & pop available. Open to the public (21 and older). Stop in M-F, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or call 419-691-2254 to purchase tickets ($5) or to enter your chili.

Northwood VFW Post 2984 Fish Fries begin Friday Sept. 18 5-7:45 p.m. and continue through the end of April, 102 W. Andrus Rd. All-you-can-eat fish for $7.50. Chicken, steak, shrimp, and chicken tender dinners also available at various prices. Kids’ meals offered.

Breakfasts every Sunday Sept. 20 through the end of April, 9 a.m.-noon, Northwood VFW Post 2894. Featuring eggs, breakfast meat, toast, hash browns, juice & coffee. A la carte items available.

Girl Scouts Registration event for school-aged girls in the Lake, Northwood & Eastwood Schools Sept. 26, 2-4 p.m., Friendship Park, SR 795/Cummings Rd. Girls interested in becoming a Girl Scout are invited to come and enjoy the fun.

Rummage & Bake Sale Oct. 1 and 2, Northwood Church of God, Curtice and Coy roads. Light luncheon available.
Crafters Needed for Craft Show Nov. 7 at Northwood Church of God. Info: 419-693-8006.

Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild meets the first Monday of every month at 6:45 p.m. in the Oregon Room, Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Guests welcome ($2 fee). Info: Joan Swartz at 419-691-2720.

Family  Rally Day Sept. 13, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd. Guest speaker Ben Freudenburg, professor of family life at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Special celebration for families at 9:15 a.m. Potluck picnic at noon followed by games for the family. Info: 419-691-9407 or

ALPHA Course, A Search for Meaning in Life, 11 consecutive Sundays beginning Sept. 13, 5-8 p.m., Cardinal Stritch High School cafeteria. Dinner, a video and a discussion about life issues. Babysitting provided. Free. Call 419-691-9723 for registration or e-mail with name and phone number.

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.

Singles Mingle Sept. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., The Coffee Shop, 3555 Navarre Ave. Live music, beverages and fun social interaction. Pre-registration requested.

City of Oregon Tree Commission Meeting Sept. 17, 7 p.m., Oregon Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public is invited.
Christ Dunberger American Legion & Auxiliary Unit #537 Monthly Meeting Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. in the Legion Hall at Pickle and Wynn. Buckeye Boys and Girls State students will be honored at 5 p.m. before the meeting.

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting Sept. 24, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Speaker, business meeting, refreshments and fellowship.

Clay High School Limelighters & Guys on Homecoming Tailgate Sept. 25, 5-6:30 p.m. at Clay High School. Pre-game meal will include BBQ chicken sandwich, chips, pickle, dessert and water. Tickets $6 in advance at home and away football games or $9 at homecoming. Proceeds support scholarships and operating expenses.

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 Twp.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry is the second Wednesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

W.O.W. at Zion UMC will start Wed. Sept 16 at 5 p.m. The program will include a meal, music, chimes, games, scripture and drama. Ages 4 through high school are welcome. Call 419-290-3866 for fee and other information.

Trinity United Church of Christ Semi-Annual Chicken BBQ Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 17955 W. Third St. Half-and quarter-chicken dinners available. Dine in or carry out.

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 Sept. 12 and every other Saturday through Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Swiss Steak Dinner Sept. 19, 4:30-7 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, 204 Main St. Tour the Grotto and enjoy a delicious Swiss Steak Dinner. Advance tickets sales only by Sept 16. Carry-outs available. Tickets: Fran Harris at 419-855-3729, Kathy Witt at 419-862-2542. Sponsored by the OLL Grotto Committee.

Potluck Dinner for All Veterans and their families sponsored by Genoa Clay Center VFW Post 7510 Sept. 19, 3 p.m., 2428 N. Reiman Rd. Meat and drinks will be furnished. Brief meeting will precede dinner. Those interested should call Gene Bihn at 419-855-7100.

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.

Lake Twp.
“Give Away” to help community members with the cold months ahead Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 26535 Pemberville Rd. (between SR 795 and SR 163). Clothing, shoes, household items and some personal items.
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.
Girl Scouts Registration event for school-aged girls in the Lake, Northwood & Eastwood Schools Sept. 26, 2-4 p.m., Friendship Park, SR 795/Cummings Rd. Girls interested in becoming a Girl Scout are invited to come and enjoy the fun.

Farmers’ Market Wednesdays 4-7 p.m., through Oct. 14, Lake Twp. Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd. Local growers and greenhouses, baked goods, locally raised meats, etc. Info: Ron Hanely at 419-392-3235 or

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.

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
Ottawa Co. Public Employee Retirees Chapter #82 Luncheon & Meeting Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m., Riverview Senior Center. Speaker will be Jason Davis, OPERS health care educational representative. Those not attending the lunch may attend the meeting at 12:30 p.m.

One Size Fits All Story Time Wednesdays beginning Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 W. Main St. Open to preschoolers and infants. Info: 419-898-7001.

Family Fun Story Time Thursdays beginning Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 W. Main St. For preschoolers but fun for the whole family. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Info: 419-898-7001.

Fish Fry Sept. 18, 4-8 p.m., American Legion Post #114, 221 Park St. Yellow perch dinners and sandwiches, fries, onion rings, hot dogs/Coney dogs. Public Welcome. Carryouts available. Future dates: Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and 23.

Book Sale Sept. 21-26, Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 W. Main St. Book sale by donation. Info: 419-898-7001.

Public Dinner sponsored by Pemberville United Methodist Church, 209 Perry St., Sept. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, salad bar and dessert. All proceeds benefit the Youth Fund. Carry-outs available. Info: 419-287-4040 or 419-833-1281.

Girl Scouts Registration event for school-aged girls in the Lake, Northwood & Eastwood Schools Sept. 26, 2-4 p.m., Friendship Park, SR 795/Cummings Rd. Girls interested in becoming a Girl Scout are invited to come and enjoy the fun.

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.

Friends of Otterbein Portage Valley Business Meeting & Installation of Officers Sept. 24, 7 p.m., OPV auditorium, 20311 Pemberville Rd. Come and get acquainted and learn about membership. Musical entertainment and refreshments will be offered.

Port Clinton
Ottawa Co. Genealogical Society Meeting Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Ottawa Co. Historical Museum, 126 W. Third St. Curator Peggy Debien will demonstrate materials relevant to genealogy. Everyone welcome.

Walbridge Book Club Group meets Sept. 14, 1 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. This month’s selection, “The Tsarina’s Daughter,” an historical novel by Carolly Erikson. The group meets the second Monday of each month. Info: 419-666-9900 or

Steak Dinner Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 North Main St. Dinner includes baked potato, salad, vegetable, roll & butter and dessert. Sponsored by: VFW Post 9963 Men's Auxiliary

Walbridge Mystery Book Discussion Group meets Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Discussion of “Thyme of Death,” the first in Susan Wittig Albert’s series featuring herb shop owner China Bayles. Group meets the fourth Monday of the month. Info: 419-666-9900 or

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Chicken BBQ Dinner & Fresh Cider Sale, Sept. 26, noon-4 p.m., Solomon Lutheran Church & school. Chicken will be cooked in downtown Woodville during the Lime Festival. Dinners will be available for drive through or pick up at Solomon. Dinners include a half-chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner roll & dessert ($7.50). Gallon cider ($5.50). Call 419-849-3600 for advance tickets.

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.

Story Times Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 14, Woodville Public Library. No story time Oct. 12 (Columbus Day). Info: 419-849-2744.



Boy Scouts

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