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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. Open to 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.
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. Chicken, steak, shrimp and chicken tender dinners also available at various prices. Kids’ meals offered.
Monday Night Tacos, 5-7:30 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.
Postmasters of the 434 ZIP code will be supporting the Salvation Army Red Kettle program by manning the kettle at The Andersons at Woodville Mall Nov. 14.
Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society meeting Nov. 17, First St. Mark Lutheran Church lounge (next door to OJHS complex). Enter north door of educational building. Social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by a Maumee Valley Historical Society speaker on the "Wolcott House and Early Days of Maumee" by a Maumee Valley Historical Society speaker.
Wynn Elementary PTO Gold Party Nov. 17, 6-8 p.m., in the school gym. The Gold Refinery Company will be weighing and offering cash for gold. All stones will be removed and given back. There is no obligation to sell once an appraisal is given. The PTO will receive 10 percent of all total gold sales.
Red Cross Blood Drive Nov. 19, noon-6 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave.
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.
Historic Johlin Cabin at Pearson Metropark will be open for tours and historical demonstrations from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 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.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, City of Oregon Trash Pick-Up will be Friday, Nov. 27, and Zone B Recycling (residents west of Coy Road) will be picked up Nov. 27 (all residents West of Coy Rd).
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.
Fish Fry Nov. 20, 4-7 p.m., 798 S. Coy Rd., corner of Navarre Avenue and Coy Road. Featuring all-you-can-eat Alaskan Walleye. Dessert included. Dine in or carry out. Children’s meals available.
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-Jerusalem Historical Society "Holiday Tour of Distinctive Homes," Dec. 5 and 6, noon - 4 p.m. Seven distinctive homes will be open for the self-driving tour in the Oregon area. Call Wanda 419-691-8328 or Connie 419-693-2956 to reserve a time. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Teutonia Maennerchor and Damenchor’s Weihnachtskonzert (Christmas Concert) Dec. 5, Oak Shade Hall, 3624 Seaman Rd. (near Coy Rd.). Traditional German and American songs, full-sit down pork chop dinner prepared by the Holzbacherbuam Schuhplatter dancers. Serving at 5:30 p.m. with concert and dancing music by the Vagabund Duo to follow. Tickets $20 by calling the Club House at the Grove at 419-691-6345 or any Maennerchor or Damenchor member.
Book-Signing Event featuring local author Jennifer Mauter, author of “Illumination Station” Dec. 5, 1-3 p.m., Collins & Parker, 2513 Woodville Rd.
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.
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.
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.
Food for Fines program will run at the Harris-Elmore Public Library Nov. 23 until the first of the year. Patrons may eliminate library fines by donating non-perishable food items and paper products of equal or greater value than the fines owned. (Lost items not included in the program). Food collected will be donated to the Ottawa Co. Holiday Bureau and the Elmore Food Pantry.
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.
Memorial Hospital’s Annual Golden Threads Christmas Luncheon Dec. 3 at noon at Ole Zim’s Wagon Shed, SR 590. Ole Zim’s popular chicken dinner will be served. Entertainment by the Clyde High School show choir, Kaleidoscope. Registration deadline is Nov. 30. Info/registration at 419-334-6613.
Food for Fines will be in effect at the Genoa Branch Library the Week of Nov. 16. Non-perishable food items will be accepted as payment for overdue fines beginning the week of Nov. 16. Donations will benefit the Ottawa Co. Holiday Bureau and the Genoa Food Pantry.
Genoa American Legion Post #324 Bingo Feather Party Nov. 20. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. at the post hall, 302 West St. Turkeys, hams and gift cards for prizes. Refreshments, raffles and more. Info: Commander Larry Reetz at 419-855-4878.
Santa Storytime Dec. 5 at noon, Genoa Branch Library. Santa Claus will be on hand to visit the library to read stories and listen to Christmas wishes. Those attending are asked to bring a new, unwrapped book for ages newborn through teen for donation to the Ottawa Co. Holiday Bureau.
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.
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.
Annual Lake Twp. Police Assn. Spaghetti Dinner Nov. 20, 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.
Euchre Tournament Nov. 22, Luckey Legion, 335 Park Dr. Doors open at 3 p.m. Euchre starts at 4 p.m. Concessions available. BYOB.
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.
Trap Shoots sponsored by the Ottawa Co. Conservation League every Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Info: Rodney Snyder at 419-410-6727.
American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance Nov. 29, 2-6 p.m., Millbury Fire Hall. Music provided by Fred Ziwich. Beer, pop, food and pastries will be available. Contributions of pastry are welcome. No other carry-ins permitted.
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.
Ottawa Co. Genealogical Society Meeting Nov. 17, 7 p.m., in the lounge (basement) of St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams. Speaker Henry Timmans, a professional genealogist who is a past president of the Firelands Historical Society and a former vice president of the Ohio Genealogical Society, will discuss, "Finding Maiden Names." Christmas party will be Dec. 15.
Book Sale through Nov. 30, Stony Ridge Branch Library. Romance paperbacks and assorted adult fiction for sale for $1 per bag.
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.
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.