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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.
oyce 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.
Toastmasters Open Holiday Open House Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at Bay Park Community Hospital, located off I-280 at Curtice and Wheeling roads. No pressure, no classes – just an inviting supportive environment to learn from others with the similar goals. Visitors always welcome. Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Bay Park. Info: Julie at 419-836-5051.
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 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.
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.
Harris-Elmore Public Library Adult Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Because of the holiday, there will be no discussion in December. On Jan. 28, the group will discuss “March” by Geraldine Brooks. Copies of the book are available at the library.
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.
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.
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.
Ageless Wonders Meeting Jan. 14, noon, Lake Twp. Administration Building, SR 795 and Cummings Rd. Potluck lunch followed by "Left, Right & Center" games. New members welcome.
Ageless Wonders Euchre Tournament Jan. 16 starting at 1 p.m. at the Lake Twp. Administration Building. $3 admission includes refreshments. Open to Euchre players of all ages. Info: 419-836-3811.
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.
"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.
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.
Ottawa Co. Genealogical Society Annual Christmas Potluck Dec. 15, 5 p.m., Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison. Meat will be provided. Bingo and fellowship will follow the meal. Everyone welcome.
Mezzo-soprano Katie Calcamuggio will perform with the Toledo Symphony at the All Saints Catholic Church annual
Christmas concert Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. The concert will be conducted by Associate Conductor Chelsea Tipton in a program of Christmas and classical selections. Tickets may be obtained at the parish office at 628 Lime City Rd.; by calling the church at 419-666-1393, or at the door on the afternoon of the performance. Admission is $10. Church is handicapped-accessible.
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.