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38th East Toledo Christmas Parade Dec. 5, 11 a.m. Parade starts at Ravine and E. Broadway, then proceeds to Starr Avenue to Main St. To register, call Denny Fairchild at 419-693-9517.
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.
Cookie Madness Dec. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Kids are invited to come and make Buckeyes, along with other treats.
Joyce Davis Puppeteer Dec. 26, 4-5 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 603 Miami St. Snacks and punch will be available. Info: 419-259-5310.
Red Cross Blood Drive Dec. 14, 1-6 p.m., City of Northwood Municipal Building , 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.
Theology with Toast, Dec. 8, 10 a.m., Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn. Handicap Accessible. Sr. Gemma Fenbert, OSF/T, will discuss, “God Calls Us to Love Ourselves.” Come early for coffee and rolls. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405 or Ruth at 419-691-9723.
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.
Breakfast With Santa Dec. 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hope Community Church, 5650 Starr Ave. Breakfast, photos with Santa, crafts and more. Free. Donations of hats, mittens, gloves, scarves will enter you into a chance to win prizes. To register, call 419-724-4673.
Book Discussion Group meets every third Tuesday at 1 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Next meeting will be Dec. 15, when the group will discuss, Nicholas Sparks’ “Three Weeks With My Brother.” Copies are available at the library.
Winter Wonderland Open House & Silent Auction Dec. 16, 6:30-8 p.m., Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and holiday cheer. Bidding from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Admission: one canned good or non-perishable item. RSVP: Kim Lemle at 419-693-0751 ext. 246 by Dec. 11.
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 Holiday Concert presented by BP Husky Dec. 9, 7 p.m., Clay High School auditorium. Free tickets available at the high school.
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.
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.
Christmas Musical Drama, “The Gospel According to Scrooge,” Dec. 4-6 and Dec. 11-13, 7 p.m., Dayspring Church, 17360 N. Dixie Highway. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are free and are available by calling Dayspring at 419-352-0672 or visit www.dayspringassembly.org.
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 Dec. 14, noon-6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 19225 W. Witty Rd.
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.
H1N1 Presentations by Memorial Hospital’s director of infection control, Iracema Arevalo, M.D., Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Hospital’s Chestnut Café and Dec. 15 at noon in Building B at Terra Community College, rooms B101/ 102. Both presentations are free and open to the public. A discussion of H1N1 symptoms, vaccine information, other preventative actions and work related H1N1 issues.
Fremont Area Women’s Connection Meeting Dec. 8, 11 a.m., Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Program: Birdie Laurer with, “Christmas Nostalgia.” Speaker Amy Gardner, of Luna Pier, Mich., will discuss, “Love of Laughter Turned into Real Joy.” Reservations due by Dec. 3. Contact Donna at 419-334-2262 or Betty at firstname.lastname@example.org. For free childcare during the meeting, call Donna at the above number.
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.
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 December, Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, 315 Main St.
Craft Show Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church. Fifteen crafters, bake sale, Schwan’s truckload sale. Luncheon 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.
Euchre Tournament Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Luckey American Legion Hall, 335 Park Dr. Doors open at 6 p.m. $5 registration. Open to 18 years old and older.
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.
"Senior Singles Meet & Mingle" Holiday Party Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m., Riverview HealthCare Campus, 8180 West SR 163. Music, snacks and fun for those age 50 and over anyone is welcome. Snacks and refreshments provided by Walker Funeral Homes. For information/reservations, call Juanita Mills-Persley at 419-341-1080 or Kimberly Geldien at 419-898-2851 or 419-732-3163.
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.
Walbridge Book Club Group will meet Dec. 14, 1 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St., to discuss Elizabeth Berg’s “The Handmaid and The Carpenter,” a novel that offers an interpretation of Mary and Joseph’s romance. 419-666-9900.
Mystery Book Discussion Group meets Dec. 28, 6 p.m., at the Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St., to discuss, “Sugar Cookie Murder,” a mystery novel with recipes by Joanne Fluke. 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.