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Agent Orange Balloon Release Nov. 11, noon-2 p.m., Friendship Park, Point Place. Bring your orange latex balloons and release them in honor of all veterans that have been affected by Agent Orange.

Toledo Mothers of Twins Club Meeting Nov 12, Croxton Auditorium, Toledo Hospital (across from the first-floor elevators). Social time at 7 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Mothers, foster mothers and guardians of multiple births welcome. Info. 419-472-5032 or

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.

Toledo Naturalists’ Assn. November Banquet & Program:  “Letters From Eden – Julie Zickefoose, Nov. 14, Toledo Zoo Lodge. Cash bar at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and program to follow. Dinner reservations required. Program-only tickets available at the door. Info: 419-535-7171.

Feather Party, Nov. 15, 1 p.m., St. Stephen Parish, Consaul Street. Famous chicken paprikas dinners, with stuffed cabbage, cole slaw, rolls and homemade Hungarian pastries served family style. $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5-children 6-12, 5 and under free. Carryouts available.

Ohio State/Michigan Chili Cook-Off/Tailgate Party Nov. 20, 7-11 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Gym, corner of White and Idaho. $5 admission includes food. Music by DG Rockin’ Ron, raffles and more. Bring Michigan/OSU decorations for the best-dressed table contest. Chili registration at 6 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 21 and older. To register chili, buy tickets or obtain more information, call 419-343-7798. Proceeds benefit Holy Name Society.

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.

Guardian Angels - Anyone Interested in trying out for Guardian Angels training in East Toledo is invited to contact Aaron Brilbeck at 419-575-3949 or There is no cost or obligation.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 13, 4:30-7 p.m., Northwood Church of God, 1838 S. Coy Rd. $6.50 for adults, $2.50 for children 5-12.

Christian Artist Kate Jordan & Soul Venture in Concert Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m., Northwood Church of God, 1838 S. Coy Rd. Jordan, with Stephanie Alison and Tim Jordan, provide a distinctive and unique blend of contemporary Christian, traditional gospel and progressive Southern gospel, with some country tossed in. Info: Pastor David Grogg at 419-691-7288 or

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.

Historic Johlin Cabin at Pearson Metropark will be open for tours and historical demonstrations from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8 and 22. The cabin is located at Pearson North, Seaman Road near Wynn Road. The log home had been in the Johlin family since it was built in the 1860s in what was then the Great Black Swamp. The cabin and the wetland that surrounds it give visitors a glimpse of what life was like 150 years ago.

Theology with Toast Nov. 10, 10 a.m., Sacred Heart Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn. Sr. Rita Marie Schroeder's talk will discuss "Advent: The Spirituality of Subtraction." Come early for coffee and rolls. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405 or Ruth at 419-691-9723.

Clay High School Culinary Students Pie Sale through Nov. 12. Funds raised support needy Oregon families at Christmas, as well as financing culinary competitions, field trips and special uniforms and tools. Featuring Fresh Pumpkin, Chess (a southern-style sugar-custard pie), Honey-Bourbon Pecan and Apple-Crumb. Pies may be picked up Nov. 24, unless other arrangements are made. Call 419-693-0665 and ask for extension 2162.  

Child Booster Seat Safety Event sponsored by the Oregon Police Division Nov. 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wal-Mart, 3721 Navarre Ave. Officers will provide information about Ohio’s new booster seat law and will offer inspections to make sure boosters are properly installed and in good working order.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid program Nov. 14, 2-2:45 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Youths in grades K-5 who are fans of Greg Heffley are invited to an afternoon of Wimpy Kid-inspired activities including games, crafts and refreshments. Registration required. Space is limited. Info: 419-259-5250.

Oregon Business & Professional Women Holiday Auction & Dinner Meeting Nov. 19, 6 p.m., Bay Park Community Hospital lower level. Dinner ($10) at 6 p.m. with auction to follow. Reservations required by Nov. 14 by calling Pat at 419-693-8659.

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting Nov. 19, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Speaker, business meeting, cookies and fellowship.

Christ Dunberger American Legion and Auxiliary Monthly Meeting Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. Light supper will precede meeting at 6:30 p.m. Bring items for veterans’ boxes, as well as hats and gloves for area school children.

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.

Crafters Sought for “Christmas in Wonderland” Arts and Crafts Fair to be held Dec. 3 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Reservations required by Nov. 20. Info: 419-696-7245.

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.

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.

First St. Mark’s After-School Program meets every Wednesday during the school year from 3:30-6:30 p.m., 1121 Grasser St, off Pickle west of Wheeling. Time for worship and play, special guests, supper and crafts.

Support Group for Mental Illness (NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group) is starting. Never before offered in this area. Seating is limited. Free. Group will meet weekly. Info: 419-689-3095.

Euchre every Sunday at 2 p.m., Oregon VFW Post 9816, Ashcroft Dr.

Bradner United Methodist Church 29th Annual Harvest Dinner Nov. 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the church basement. Carryouts available from 4-4:30 p.m. Dinner includes turkey, chicken, ham, side dishes, salads, homemade pie and a drink. Advance tickets: Terry Carver at 419-288-3671 or the church at 419-288-3231.

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.

Country Friends Gathering, a unique Christmas show featuring Christmas gifts and antiques, Nov. 13, 3-6 p.m. and Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Grainary at Bench Farms, 9151 Jerusalem Rd., (SR 2). Dress for the weather.

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.

Feather Party Nov. 14, 7-11 p.m., Harris-Elmore Fire Department, 321 E. Rice St. Bingo, poker tables, cash, turkeys, hams, fruit baskets, food and more. Proceeds benefit Harris Elmore Fire Dept.

Bake Sale, sponsored by Delta Chi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Sorority, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon, Huntington Bank, 365 Rice St. Featuring pies, cakes, cookies, candy and other assorted goodies. Proceeds support local philanthropic programs and “Heartspring,” the sorority’s national charity that offers residential and outpatient services for developmentally challenged children.

Thanksgiving Dinner for needy residents of Allen, Benton, Carroll, Clay, Harris and Salem townships, Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Woodmore High School cafeteria, 633 Fremont St. Sponsored by the churches, civic organizations, businesses, school groups and individuals in the communities of Elmore, Genoa and Oak Harbor. Reservations requested by calling 419-866-9924 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Seneca, Sandusky & Wyandot Counties Ray of Hope Evening Nov. 15 at Crystal Arbors. Silent auction bidding at 4 p.m. Dinner and speakers follow. Keynote speaker Gini Haffner will tell her personal story of illness in her family and how she found hope in spite of devastation. Tickets $40, available by calling NAMI at 888-582-8889 by Nov. 3.

“Evil Doings at Queen Toots’ Tomb” by Billy St. John presented by Genoa Civic theatre Nov. 6-8, and Nov. 13-15 at the theatre, located at 509-1/2 Main St. in the Historic Genoa Town Hall  Opera House. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets/info: 419-855-3103 or

Annual Swiss Steak & Chicken Dinner Nov. 14, 4:30-7 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St. Country Store, craft items and baked goods. Complete carryouts available. All profits go to mission projects.

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.
Date Change - Genoa Area Community Food Pantry will be open to residents of the Genoa School District the second Saturday of the month 10 a.m.-noon and the third Thursday rather than the usual fourth Thursday 3:30-5 p.m. in November and December, Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, 315 Main St.


Giving Thanks Dinner Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall, 317 E. Madison. Chicken or ham dinner, sides, salad, rolls, pie and a beverage. Entertainment by Holcomb Band. Donation: $8 for adults, $4 for children. Tickets available at Gibsonburg churches, the Gibsonburg Senior Center and at the door. Proceeds benefit the Ministers Assoc. Fund to help those in need.

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 Final Euchre Tournament for the year Nov. 14, 1 p.m., Lake Twp. Administration Building, (Note the date change from Nov. 21) $3 admission includes refreshments. Euchre players of all ages are welcome.

Annual Lake Twp. Police Assn. Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 21, 5-7 p.m., Lake Twp. Hall, 27975 Cummings Rd. Adults $6; seniors $5, Children 12 and under $4. Carryouts available.

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.

Ottawa Co. Conservation League Turkey Shoot Nov. 8 and Dec. 13, 11 a.m. Hams, turkeys, bacon. $2.50 per shot. League furnishes 12, 20 and 410 shells. No gun sleeves.

Trap Shoots sponsored by the Ottawa Co. Conservation League every Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Info: Rodney Snyder at 419-410-6727.

Oak Harbor
Pasta dinner Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 122 Ottawa Street. To place an order for spaghetti sauce call (419) 707-1938.

Pasta Dinner Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 122 Ottawa St. Featuring pasta, tossed salad, garlic bread and homemade pie. Free-will offering will be accepted. Chef Mr. C.’s spaghetti sauce will be available for purchase by the quart before the dinner. Call 419-707-1938. Proceeds  benefit the Lounge Renovation Project.

Ottawa Co. Public Employee Retirees (PERS) Chapter #82 Luncheon and Meeting Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m., Riverview Nursing Home Senior Center. Speaker: Virginia Park, Ottawa County Recorder. Reservations: 419-898-5544 or 419-855-8131.  All PERI and PERS retirees welcome.

“Home for the Holidays" Home Craft & Comfort Show, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverview HealthCare Campus, 8180 W. SR 163. Crafters from three counties, a lunch stand with homemade soup by the Riverview Auxiliary, door prizes and more. To register as a crafter/vendor or for more info, call Kimberly Geldien at 419-898-2851 or 419-732-3163.

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.

United Methodist Church, 205 Perry St., bazaar Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Homemade baked and canned goods, white elephant sale. Snipple bean soup and other food items.

College Admissions from the Inside Out Nov. 9, 7-8 p.m., Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Admissions counselors from BGSU, the University of Findlay, Lourdes College, Owens Community College and UT will be on hand to answer questions about admissions, financial aid, college life, etc. Info: Karen Rothman at 419-874-3135, ext. 134 or Free and open to the public.

Rossford High School Drama Club will present Noel Coward’s 1941 “ghostly” comedy, “Blithe Spirit,” Nov. 12-15 at school, 701 Superior St. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors. Reservations: 419-666-5262.

Stony Ridge
Annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., United Methodist Church, 5524 Fremont Pike. Holiday gifts, homemade baked goods and noodles, hot lunch featuring pigs in the blanket, sandwiches, homemade soups and baked goods.

Book Sale through Nov. 30, Stony Ridge Branch Library. Romance paperbacks and assorted adult fiction for sale for $1 per bag.

Walbridge Library Book Club Group will meet Nov. 9, 1 p.m., to discuss Jamie Ford’s novel, “Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” a contemporary novel that revisits the Japanese internment during WWII. The group meets the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. Info: 419-666-9900.

Walbridge Library Mystery Book Discussion Group will meet Nov. 23, 6 p.m., to discuss Charlaine Harris’ mystery novel, “Real Murders.” The group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

"Food for Fines" donations are back this holiday season at the Walbridge Branch Library, 108 North Main St., and the WCDPL Bookmobile from Nov. 30-Dec. 7. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted as "payment" for overdue book fines. (Fees for lost or damaged materials are excluded). Donations will go to the Main Street Food Pantry. Info: 419-666-9900.

Feather Party sponsored by the Allen Township Firemen’s Assn., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the fire station. Turkeys, hams, cash raffle.

Woodville Historical Society meeting Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Woodville Library on Main Street. Presenter Joan Eckerman from the Hayes Presidential Center will talk about Lucy Hayes. Free and open to guests.

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. Info: 419-849-2744.






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