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“Continuing Crochet: Granny Slippers” for people with beginning into intermediate skill level Jan. 26, 2-4 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Supplies needed include size F, G, or H crochet hook (for size S, M, or L) and two skeins of four-ply ply yarn. Class size limited to 12. Free. Registration required; call 419-259-5310.

Black History Month Celebration for grades K-5, Feb. 2, 4 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. Learn about George Washington Carver and how he unlocked the “mysteries of the peanut.” Make a pinecone/peanut butter bird feeder. Take the black history quiz and receive a special prize. Info: 419-259-5210.

Free Family Fun Night Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Bring the family for game night. The library will have Wii, Guitar Hero and board games or bring your own. Refreshments provided. No registration required.

Family Storytime Wednesdays Feb. 3 through March 31at 10:30 a.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Open to 2- to 5-year-olds with a caregiver. Focuses on early literacy skills with stories, songs and fun. Registration required by calling 419-259-5310.

“Toledo’s Pound 4 Pound Boxing Gym Fundraiser” Feb. 6, 5 p.m.-1 a.m., VFW Post 2510, 617 Second St. Featuring a taco dinner. No cover charge. Cash bar. Raffles, Big 6 Wheel, 50/50s, music and more.

Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society Meeting Feb. 13, 1 p.m. in the conference center at Toledo Botanical Garden. Topic: member roundtable discussion.

Public Bunco Party for women of all ages sponsored by the Bunco Club of Toledo Feb. 21, 1:30-6 p.m., 2439 Tremainsville. Lunch served 1:45-2:15 p.m. Info/register: Jennifer at 419-787-3365 or

Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 28, 1-5 p.m., St. Stephen School Hall, 2014 Consaul St. Sponsored by the Birmingham Development Corp. Dinner includes homemade pasta, salad with fresh herbed dressing, freshly baked bread, dessert and beverage. Advance ticket sales only at Calvin Church Office, 1946 Bakewell, 419-691-3033, Tues.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-1p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; St. Stephen's Church Office, 1878 Genesee, 419-691-1673, Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Takacs Grocery and Meats, 1956 Genesee, 419-693-9233, Mon. –Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Government Food Distribution for city residents Jan. 27, 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.

Breakfasts every Sunday through the end of April, 9 a.m.-noon, Northwood VFW Post 2894. Featuring eggs, breakfast meat, toast, hash browns, juice and coffee. A la carte items available.

P.E.R.I. Chapter #93 Meeting Jan. 28, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Speaker and business meeting followed by refreshments and fellowship.

Muskrat Dinner sponsored by the Oregon Democratic Club, Jan. 29, 5 p.m., Steelworkers’ Hall, 2910 Consaul. Info: Kollin Rice at 419-697-2424.

Kate Jordan and Soul Venture in Concert Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd. A creative fusion of music, scripture and powerful stories. Info: 419-841-3680.

Blood Drive Feb. 2, 1-6 p.m. in the community room at, Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Info: Jean DeLauter, LPN, 419-693-0751 ext. 258.

Oregon Democratic Club Meeting Feb. 4, 8 p.m., Fire Station #1, Wynn and Seaman roads. Info: Kollin Rice at 419-697-2424.

Bag Lady `N More presented by Mercy St. Charles Auxiliary Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Oregon Room (basement level). Info: 419-691-3255.

Book Discussion Group meets every third Tuesday at 1 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd.

Chili Cook-off sponsored by the James 'Wes' Hancock Senior Center Feb. 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Christ Dunberger Post, 4925 Pickle Rd. Beer, pop, hotdogs available for purchase. Raffles. Open to the public. First place wins $25 cash prize and advances to Glendale Assisted Living Chili Cook-off Feb. 24. Call 419-698-7078 for tickets or to enter.

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.

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

Sunoco Retirees meet for lunch the first Monday of each month at 11:15 a.m., Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd. Info/reservations: Al McEwen 419-893-3075.

Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society meets the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Maumee Bay Lodge. Details at or call 419-691-3788.

Western Lake Erie Association meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital. Learn about algal blooms, open lake dumping and fish kills. Info: 419-693-8617.

Jerusalem Twp.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry, second Wednesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Bowling Green
Wood Co. Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m., Wood Co. District Public Library meeting room, 251 N. Main St. Program: “Climbing Those Brick Walls and Researching “Stuff’ at the Wood Co. District Public Library.” Public welcome.

The 2010 Annual Betty Hiser Memorial Mixed Doubles Pool Tournament Jan. 31 at noon at the Bradner Legion Hall. Sign-ups held until 11:30 a.m. $10 per couple entry fee. $6 per couple greens fee. No quarters needed. Ladies’ rack & cue rules apply. Drawings, raffles and food available. Proceeds go to cancer research at OSU in Hiser’s name.

W.O.W. at Zion UMC Wednesdays 5 p.m. The program includes meal, music, chimes, games, scripture and drama. Ages 4 through high school are welcome. Call 419-290-3866 for fee and other information.

Harris-Elmore Public Library Adult Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. On Jan. 28, the group will discuss “March” by Geraldine Brooks. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Texas Hold `Em Tournament Jan. 30, Harris-Elmore Fire Station. Registration at 6 p.m.; tournament at 7 p.m. Sixty-percent payout based on entries. Drinks and hot dogs provided. Side games will be played during the tournament. Proceeds will bring the 202nd Combat Engineer veterans to Ohio in June. Info: 419-466-4785 or

Elmore Kiwanis Annual Pasta Supper Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., (before the Woodmore v. Gibsonburg boys basketball game). Kiwanis will also be feeding the basketball team after the game. Proceeds raised will support the Kiwanis’ many projects.

Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch served Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Reservations required by 10 a.m. the day before the meal. 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 Comet Drum Line performing Jan. 25, 7 p.m. in the Genoa High School auditorium. Free admission. Snow date is Feb. 1.

Genoa American Legion Post #324 “All-You-Can-Eat” Breakfast featuring pancakes and sausage, eggs and biscuits and gravy breakfast Jan. 31, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or until gone at the Post Hall, 302 West St. Info: 419-855-7049.

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.

Genoa Area Food Pantry open the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and the fourth Thursday of the month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Genoa Trinity United Methodist Church, 4th and Main streets.

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.
Lake Twp. Ageless Wonders will have lunch at the Oregon Inn on Bayshore Road Feb. 11. Meet at the restaurant. Reservations will be made.

Euchre Tournament sponsored by Ageless wonders Feb. 13 at 1 p.m., Lake Twp. Administration Building. $3 admission includes refreshments. Date  has been changed due to a chili cook-off being held at the Administration Building Feb. 20.

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.

Eastwood Band Booster Meeting Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. in the Eastwood High School Library. All parents of band students welcome and are encouraged to attend.

Pemberville Area Senior Center, located within Bethlehem Lutheran Church, provides programs and activities for adults 60 and over. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch served at 12 noon $2 donation.

The Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is open Mondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact local churches for further details.

Port Clinton
4th Thursday Ottawa Co. Republican Lunch Bunch Meeting Jan. 28, noon, Port Clinton Elks Club, 231 Buckeye Blvd. Speaker: Tom Ganley, Cleveland businessman and a candidate for U.S. Senate. Open to the community. No reservations necessary.

Breakfast Buffet every Sunday in January, February and March, 8 a.m.-noon, Rossford Eagles 2322, 658 Lime City Rd., All-you-can-eat eggs, any style, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, toast, coffee and milk. Info: 419-666-9253. Public welcome.

Walbridge Library Mystery Book Discussion Group meets Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. to discuss, “Coyote Waits.” The group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the library, 108 N. Main St. 419-666-9900 or

The Harmonica Man in concert with The Gospel Blues Band Feb. 26, 6 p.m., Woodville Youth Center, 200 S. Elm St. Featuring Duane Carlson, professional pianist; Dave Kilbride, rhythm guitar; Jack Kiskaden, rhythm, lead and steel; and Dick Starcher, rhythm guitar. Free admission. Limited seating. Concert will be canceled in the event of a level one snow emergency.

Woodville Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call 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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