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4th Annual Family Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, noon, World Healing Center, CLGI, 831 Yondota St. Info: 419-322-1199.
Toledo Craftsman’s Guild Crafts for Christmas Show Nov. 27-29 at the Sylvania Sports and Exhibition Center at Tam-O-Shanter, Sylvania. Free admission and parking. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free tote bags to the first 50 attending each day.
German/English Weihnachtsstimmung service Dec. 20, 3:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe St. (right before 475 freeway entrance). Seasonal scriptural readings, explanations, anthems and congregational singing in German and English, followed by ‘gemuelichkeit’ (fellowship) and German ‘kuchen’ dessert items.
Beginning Crochet program Dec. 4, 2-4 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Bring two skeins of four-ply yarn and a size I crochet hook. Learn a basic stitch and start working on a handmade scarf. Free. Call 419-259-5310 to register.
Beginning Knitting program Dec. 11, 2-4 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Bring size 10 knitting needles and two to four skeins of yarn. Learn a basic stitch and start working on a handmade scarf. Free. Call 419-259-5310 to register.
Government Food Distribution for city residents Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Center, 6000 Wales Rd.
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.
“Make-a-Mini-Spa” program Nov. 21, 2 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Grades 5-12 are invited to come and create bath salts, bath gel and bubble bath. Info: 419-259-5250.
Clay High School Marching Band Fruit Sale fundraiser runs through Nov. 30. Small and large case of oranges or grapefruit; small cases of tangelos or tangerines; and cases of red and/or golden apples are available. Contact a band member to place an order. Delivery set for Dec. 16.
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.
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 Vagabond 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.
Wine & Cheese Tasting Event, Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Home auditorium, 930 S. Wynn Rd., corner of Navarre and Wynn. $25 donation. Reservations: 419-215-7675.
Oregon Holiday Concert presented by BP Husky Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Clay High School auditorium. Free tickets available at the high school.
James “Wes” Hancock Oregon Senior Center Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to the public. Crafts, holiday baked goods, Candle Lite and more.
Oregon Senior Center Activities include bingo, fitness checks, daily lunches, Bunco, euchre, line dancing, exercise, movies, shopping, day trips, transportation and educational classes. 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.
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.
H1N1 Flu Clinic Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Junior Fair Building, Wood Co. Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd. Injectable (shots) and nasal spray (flumist) forms of the vaccine will be available. There is no charge for the vaccine. Available to those in high-risk groups only.
Wood Co. Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting Nov. 24, Wood Co. District Public Library meeting room, 251 N. Main St. Program: “Who Are the Settlers and Builders of Wood County?” Learn how to apply for the Settlers and Builders of Wood Co. status. Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Program to follow. Public welcome.
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.
Woodmore FFA Alumni Scrap Metal Drive Dec. 5, 8 a.m.-noon in the northeast corner of the parking lot at Woodmore High School. All items made with metal will be accepted, plus vehicle batteries and vehicles (with title). Funds raised will benefit scholarship for the FFA chapter. Info: Deborah Bach at 419-862-2438.
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.
Fremont Area TEA Party group, “Patriots Against Government Excess” will hold a study of the book, “The 5000 Year Leap. Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Pontifex Books will be available for $5.
The Diary of Anne Frank, a stage production, Nov. 22 and Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 8 p.m., Community Ministry Center, 303 W. Fourth St. (former Middle School). Tickets available at the door. Call 419-855-4187, ext. 5, for reservations.
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.
Faith United Methodist Women Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon, “A Street of Shoppes,” Dec. 5, Faith United Methodist Church, 795 W. Madison St. Bazaar 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ham loaf luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday and Gift Shoppe, Candy Shoppe, Yesterday’s Treasures Shoppe. Carryout lunches available.
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.
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.
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.
Golden Gang will meet Dec. 1 at the township hall. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for a catered dinner. Monetary donations will be collected for a food bank in lieu of the usual gift exchange.
Public Dinner Nov. 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pemberville United Methodist Church at 205 Perry St. Featuring turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet/sour green beans, salad bar, roll, dessert, and beverage. Proceeds will go to the Youth Ministries of the church. Carryouts available.
Kick off the Holiday Season with NW Ohio’s Celtic combo, Twisted Strands, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Peteate Tea Parlor, 307 W Front St. An evening of tea, desserts and Celtic Christmas music. $15. Info/tickets: April at 419-494-9680 or Tamilyn at 419-350-8560.
Holiday Card Party Dec. 8, 1:30-4 p.m., Otterbein Portage Valley auditorium, 20311 Pemberville Rd. Refreshments, door prizes, fellowship. Gift shop will be open for holiday shopping. Sponsored by the Friends of Otterbein Portage Valley.
Christmas High Tea Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m., Peteate Tea Parlor, 307 W Front St. High Tea in a traditional Victorian atmosphere. Local musician Tamilyn Shean will perform Christmas music on the viola da gamba. $30 per person. Call April at 419-494-9680 for info or reservations.
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.
Holiday Cookie Sale Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. George Orthodox Cathedral, 738 Glenwood Rd. Cookies available by the pound, books, gifts and specialty items. “God Becomes Man so that Man Might Become God” presentation at 1 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive Nov. 27, noon-6 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike.
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.