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Taoist Tai Chi Beginner Classes Oct. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Lutheran Home community room, 131 N. Wheeling St. Gentle exercise promoting flexibility, balance and relaxation. All adults welcome. Info: 419-537-0131.

Memory Loss Program, a free and comprehensive overview about memory loss and the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Oct. 8, 6:30-8 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd. Persons experiencing mild memory impairment and those newly diagnosed are especially encouraged to attend. Registration: 1-800-272-3900.

Pancake Breakfast Oct. 10, 8-10 a.m., Lutheran Home at Toledo’s Community Room, 131 N. Wheeling St. Featuring all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice & coffee. Cost: $5 per person, $4 for 10 years and under. Info: 419-693-0751, ext. 246. Proceeds benefit the Guild at Lutheran Home at Toledo.


Pancake Breakfast sponsored by VFW 4906 and Ladies Auxiliary Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2161 Consaul St. $6 for adults and $3 for children.

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.

Bus Trip to Motor City Casino sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Oct. 22. Meet at Kmart on Navarre Avenue in Oregon at 8:15 a.m. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Cost is $35 per person, with $20 returned by the casino. Seating is limited. Reservations required. Call Josie at 419-691-2978 or Ruth at 419-691-7115.

Roast Beef Dinner Oct. 25, noon-4 p.m. in the parish hall at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 729 White St. Includes roast beef, sides, dessert and a beverage. Adults $8, seniors $7.50 and children $4.50. Carryouts available. Hall is handicapped-accessible. Watch the Steelers-Browns game on the big screen.

Turkey Dinner Nov. 4, 5-7 p.m., Clark St. Church, 1133 Clark St. Complete dinner including beverage and dessert $8 for adults and $4 for children. 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.

Vendors Needed for the Sacred Heart Holiday Bazaar Nov. 7. Info: call Mary Mayle at 419-334-8111.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for the family of Johneen Van Gorder (Hall) Oct. 10 at noon, Northwood VFW Post 2984. $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 10. 50/50 drawings, raffles, and live entertainment. Open to the public.

Chicken Paprikash Dinner Oct. 10, 5-7 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 1930 Bradner Rd. Tickets available starting Sept. 27 after each service. Proceeds benefit “Roll Over and Repair the Roofs” project. Cost: $8 for adults and $5 for children Carry-outs available. Reservations requested but not necessary at 419-836-8986.

Northwood Fire Department Open House Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-2p.m., Station #2, 6000 Wales Rd. Hot dogs, Sno-Kones, cotton candy, clowns, Life Flight, the smoke trailer and more.

Northwood VFW Post 2984 Fish Fries Fridays  5-7:45 p.m. 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.

Monday Night Tacos, 5:30-7:30 p.m. throughout football season, Northwood VFW 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd. Open to the public.

Breakfasts every Sunday 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.

Crafters Needed for Craft Show Nov. 7 at Northwood Church of God. Info: 419-693-8006.

Walkathon for Melanoma 5K (three-mile) walk Oct. 3, at Maumee Bay State Park, 1750 Park Rd. Registration at 8 a.m. or in advance at Registration $20 per person, which includes a t-shirt. Raffles of donated items after the walk. Supporters of the event include Mercy St. Charles Cancer Center and Mercy Health Partners and Mr. Emblem.

Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., corner of Bayshore & Stadium. Cost: $30 for the flu shot, $45 for pneumonia shot. Medicare Part B accepted with no co-pay if Medicare Part B is the Primary Insurance

Prize Bingo Party sponsored by Oregon Business and Professional Women Oct. 8, Oregon Fire Station #2, Wheeling St. Doors open at 6 p.m.; bingo at 7 p.m. Cost: $5. Refreshments available. Info: 419-693-6409.

Lake Erie Yellow Perch Dinner Oct. 9, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Ignatius Church Life Center. $12 includes perch, homemade fries, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverage (beer extra).

Faith United Methodist church Famous Meatloaf Dinner Oct. 10, 4-7 p.m., 3415 Starr Ave. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy plus sides, dessert and a beverage. Adults $7.50; kids 4-10 $3; kids 3 and under free. Reservations: 419-691-5137 Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-noon. Tickets also available at the door.

Chicken Paprikas Dinner Oct. 11, noon until gone, Lakeshore VFW Post 9816, 1802 Ashcroft Dr. Carryouts available. Open to the public.

Oregon Professional Firefighters (IAFF LOCAL 4093) 5K Fun Run to kick off Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church. Proceeds benefit paramedic charities that include the burn unit, MDA and the EMT scholarship funds. $15 pre-registration includes a T-shirt to the first 160 entrants registered by Oct. 7. Race-day shirt is $17 from 8 am to 9:45 am. Awards given to the top three in each of 13 male/female age groups, with cash amounts going to top overall male & female and the top EMS male & female runners. Info: Tom Fuller (H) 419-698-1332; (C) 419-367-7796; e-mail:

Theology With Toast Oct. 13, 10 a.m., The Sacred Heart Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Handicapped-accessible. Germaine Kirk will discuss, “The Silent Parish:” Come early for coffee and rolls. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405 or Ruth 419-691-9723.

Card Party Luncheon sponsored by Mercy St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary Oct. 19 at noon, Oregon Fire Station #2, Wheeling Street. Cost is $8. Reservations: Pat at 419-666-2257.

Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild meets the first Tuesday 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.

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, Tuesdays through December at Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. Free dinner at 6:15, followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
Crafters Needed for Fassett Middle School fall craft show Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: Sue Hanudel at 419-693-0135.

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 Wednesdays 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.

Chicken ‘n’ Biscuit Dinner Oct. 17, 4-7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 448 Rice St. Dinner includes chicken ‘n biscuits, salad, cranberries, applesauce, pie and a drink. $6.50/adults, $3/children. Carryouts available. Bake sale items and raffle tickets available to purchase. Proceeds benefit various “Honor Workers” mission projects.

Fall Splendor Evening, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Oct. 16, 5:30-8 pm. Six-course meal, a stroll through the 17-acre gardens, hors d’oeuvres & musical entertainment in the Brown Welcome Center. $45 per person. Reservations required. 419-862-3182.

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.

Firelands Area Safe Kids Coalition Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sandusky Co. Health Dept., 2000 Countryside Dr. RSVP by Oct. 9 by contacting Charlotte at 419-334-6365 or The coalition meets every other month throughout the year.

Annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the ladies of Fremont First Presbyterian Church, 120 S. Park Ave., Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Homemade Christmas crafts, holiday decorations & gifts, bake sale, raffle, and Auntie’s Attic. Lunch & pie will be served all day. Info: Diane Roush at 419-332-9504.

Genoa Branch Library will show an animated movie Oct. 10 at noon, 602 West St. Free admission. Info: 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 9:30 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 to residents of the Genoa School District 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.

Gibsonburg Area Flower/Garden Club Organizational Meeting Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. in village council chambers. All those who would like to share their tips and tricks with flowers or gardening, or who desire to help with beautifying the village are encouraged to attend. Info: Scott Heilman at 419-556-5029.

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.
Ageless Wonders Meet Oct. 8 at noon, Lake Twp. Administration Building, SR 795 and Cummings Rd. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Music by Dale Johnson. All seniors welcome.

Euchre Tournament sponsored by Ageless Wonders Oct. 17 at 1 p.m., Lake Twp. Administration Building, $3 admission includes refreshments. Open to all euchre players. Info: 419-836-3811.

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.

Golden Gang will meet for lunch Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Pearl River Restaurant on Woodville Road.

Oak Harbor
Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 5, noon-6 p.m., Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, 360 E. Ottawa St.

Riverview Auxiliary Monthly Meeting Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at Riverview.

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 Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Way Public Library. Steve Stalker will give a presentation on “Histograms in Digital Photography.” Visitors welcome."

Rocky Ridge
Steak Feed Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 450 Rocky Ridge Rd. $12 for New York strip steak and $7 for chopped sirloin. Drive through or carry out. Proceeds will go to “Help Drill a Well” in Mlenga, Tanzania, in partnership with St. Peter Lutheran, Blackberry and the North Central Conference of Churches. Matching funds applied for through Thriven for Lutherans Ottawa Co.

Craft Show & Ethnic food Fair Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 738 Glenwood Rd. Food buffet, ethnic pastries.

Red Cross Blood Drive Sept. 30, 1-7 p.m., Main Street Church, 7565 Moline-Martin Rd.

Euchre Tournament Oct. 3, 1 p.m. to finish, Walbridge VFW #9963, 109 N. Main St. $10 entry fee includes lunch. Cash prizes for first, second and third place. Fourth place earns free entry to next tournament. Tournaments are held the first Saturday of each month. Info: 419-666-0367.

Taoist Tai Chi Beginner Classes Oct. 5, 10-11 a.m., Walbridge Senior Center, 705 N. Main St.

Walbridge Book Club Group meets Oct. 5, 1 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Discussion about “The Art of Keeping Secrets,” a contemporary Southern novel by Patti Callahan Henry. The group usually meets the 2nd Monday of the month, but will meet the 1st Monday due to the Columbus Day holiday. Everyone welcome. Info: 419-666-9900 or

Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., New Life Pentecostals of Toledo, 30470 Lemoyne Rd.

Preview of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, St. John Lutheran Church following the 6 p.m. services Oct. 10 and 17 and the 11 a.m. services Oct. 11 and 18. Apply Biblical principles to the way you handle money and start managing your resources. Info: 419-836-5514.

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., Woodville Public Library. No story time Oct. 12 (Columbus Day). Info: 419-849-2744.

Annual Election Day Bazaar & Dinner, Nov. 3, Woodville United Methodist Church, 201 W. First St. Swiss steak & baked chicken dinners with homemade pies from 5-7 p.m. Craft bazaar and bake sale with homemade candy & handmade items from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.




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