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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.

Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 606 POW-MIA Program Oct. 18, 1 p.m. George Rill VFW Post, 3005 Laskey Rd. Public invited. Light lunch to follow.

Make Money on eBay, Oct. 20, 7-8 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Develop a new income stream by making money from eBay. Long-time seller Becky Locke-Gagnon has been in the eBay business for years, and will discuss how to open and operate an eBay account. Free.


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.

50s, `60s Dance Oct. 24, 7-11:30 p.m., Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman St. Music will be provided by Bob Wurst. Admission $12. Tickets: 419-693-5563 or 419-729-1775.

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.

Candy Making for Adults Oct. 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Learn how to melt, paint a mold and pour. Participants will also decorate pretzels. Free. Registration required by calling 419-259-5310.

Glass City Singles Halloween Dance Party Oct. 30, Gladieux Meadows, 4480 Heatherdowns. Jackpot band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. with 20-minute DJ breaks until 1 a.m. $10 admission.

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.

8th Annual St. Mark Craft Show Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd., 2.5 blocks east of the High Level Bridge. Handicapped-accessible. Featuring the Maumee Bay Basket Weavers Club and other crafts; specialty shops including a book/toy shop, bake shop, candy store, Second Hand Rose shop and more. Breakfast and luncheon café 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.

Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 606 Meeting Nov. 14, 11 a.m. at the post, 3005 Laskey Rd. District President Becky Dombrowski will attend. Lunch to follow.

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

Thanksgiving Dinner & Bazaar, Nov. 20, 4-7 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. at Plymouth. Adults $8, seniors over 65 $7, children 5-11 $3, under 5 years free. Carryouts and free neighborhood delivery available.

Vendor Extravaganza Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Northwood Middle School, corner of Lemoyne and Woodville roads. Various vendors including Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Mary Kay and more, along with food vendors and concessions plus raffles and prize giveaways. Babysitting available. Funds raised benefits the eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. Info: 419-691-4621.

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.

Homesteading: Native Life, Pearson Metropark Johlin Cabin, 2-4 p.m. Building a new home? Learn about Native life in the Great Black Swamp. As one of the last areas to be settled in Ohio, early pioneers encountered Native Americans still living in the area and made many necessary items at home. Free. 

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.

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.

Christ Dunberger American Legion Post and Auxiliary Meeting Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., 4925 Pickle Rd. Euchre is underway and continues through spring.

All-You-Can-Eat Alaskan Walleye Dinner Oct. 16, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy Rd. Dessert included. Dine in or carry out. Adults $8. Children $4.

Chicken BBQ Dinner Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. till sold out, Christ Dunberger American Legion Post, 4925  Pickle Rd. $9 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.

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.

Mercy St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary Gold Buy-Back Sale Oct. 20-21 outside the hospital gift shop. Also, Books on the Go Sale Oct. 28-29. Info: 419-691-3225.

Singles Mingle Halloween Party featuring live music Oct. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., The Coffee Shop, 3555 Navarre Ave. Pre-registration required by calling 419-698-5282. Best costume wins a free drink.

Luncheon & Card Party Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m., Christ Dunberger Auxiliary Post 537, 4925 Pickle Rd. Cost is $8. Reservations: 419-666-0503 or 419-693-5848. Proceeds benefit Girls State.

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.

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.

2nd Annual Curtice Kidz Chili Cook-Off, Oct. 17, 1 p.m., Crazy Lady Saloon. $5 for individuals/$10 for organizations. Chili should arrive at noon.

Benton Twp.
Fall Cleanup at Elliston and Limestone cemeteries through Nov. 1. Wreaths, arrangements and other materials remaining after that date will be removed. New arrangements may be displayed beginning Nov. 15.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 15, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Bethel United Brethren Church, 2920 SR 590.

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.

Internet Genealogy Class Oct. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hayes Presidential Center Library. Admission is $10/adults and $5/students through high school age. Pre-registration required. Call 419-332-2081 or e-mail Participants gain first-hand experience working with genealogy resources available on the Internet using the Center’s computers.

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.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Annual Feather Party Nov. 8, 4-7 p.m., 204 Main St. Win turkeys, hams or chickens. Raffles, door prizes, food and fun for the entire family, including a special children’s bingo. Bring in a canned item donation per child to play for the evening.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Faith United Methodist, 795 W Madison 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.

Ottawa Co. Genealogical Society Meeting Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Fountain Inn, 324 W. 3rd St. (Enter by the Maple Ave. entrance.) The group will then go to the Lakeside Heritage Society Archives where Janet Stephenson will show their genealogical materials. There will also be a brief tour of the Heritage Hall. Back at the Fountain Inn, there will be birthday cake and coffee in celebration the society’s 40th anniversary.

Lake Twp.
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

Stamp Camp and Demonstrators Open House Nov. 1, 2-6 p.m., Lake Twp. Fire Station # 1, 4505 Walbridge Rd. (Union Street). Reserve a spot for $10 by calling 419-836-1177.

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.

Oak Harbor
Josh Rollheiser Texas Hold `Em Benefit Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Carroll Twp. Complex, North SR 19. $60 buy-in, includes free food and beer. $25 re-buy (first round only). Info: 419-341-7819.

Public Dinner, Oct. 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pemberville United Methodist Church, 205 Perry St. Choice of ham loaf or meat loaf, side dishes, salad bar, homemade dessert, roll, & beverage. Carryouts available. All proceeds will go to the Youth Ministries.

Harvest Gathering Craft Show & Gift Boutique, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Craft show featuring 75 craftsmen at the American Legion Hall and elementary school on Front Street; Gift Boutique featuring unique gifts from area boutiques at the Pemberville Fire Hall, also on Front Street. Info: 419-287-3347 (craft show) or 419-287-3274 (gift boutique).
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.

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 Thrivent 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.

Hobo Dinner, Oct. 17, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St. Includes two meats, vegetables, salad, roll and butter and dessert. Cost is $8. Sponsored by the Men's Auxiliary.

Mystery Book Discussion Group meets to discuss, “The Track of the Cat,” Oct. 26, 6 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m.

Book Club Meets Nov. 9, 1 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Discussion of, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford. Group meets the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m.

“Community Reads” celebration of the works of Edgar Allan Poe, in honor of his 200th birthday, throughout October, Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. “Poe-a-Tree” on display, and other special activities. Info: 419-666-9900.

Card Party Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., Luther Home of Mercy. Fun, food and fellowship.

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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