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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.

“Be My Secret Valentine” Feb. 9, 4 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. Enjoy sweet treats, make a craft and learn how to send someone a special super-secret Valentine message.

Toledo Mothers of Twins Club meets Feb. 11, Croxton Auditorium, Toledo Hospital (across from the first-floor elevators). Social time at 7 p.m.; meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Support group for mothers, foster mothers and guardians of multiple births. Info: 419-472-5032 or

Teen Space Feb. 9, 4 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. Teens are invited to play games on the Wii, enjoy a snack, make crafts 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.

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.

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.

Oregon Fest Planning Meeting Feb. 4, 6 p.m., Oregon Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Info: 419-691-9750 or

Family Storytime Mondays Feb. 8-April 12 at 7 p.m.; Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Open to 2-year-olds with an adult caregiver. Registration required by calling 419-259-5250.

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.

Preschool Storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds Wednesdays Feb. 10-April 14, 10:30 a.m.. Registration required by calling 419-259-5250.

Babytime Storytimes for 1- and 2-year-olds Thursdays 10 a.m. Feb. 11-April 15, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Registration required by calling 419-259-5250.

Clay Band Spaghetti Dinner, Feb. 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. All-you-can eat. Entertainment by the Jazz Band.

“Fancy Nancy” program Feb. 13, 2 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Registration required by calling 419-259-5250.

Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by St. Ignatius Holy Name, Feb. 16, 4:30-7 p.m., St. Ignatius church, 212 N. Stadium. Carryouts available.

Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by James "Wes" Hancock Oregon Sr. Center Feb. 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Christ Dunberger Post, 4925 Pickle Rd. Beer, pop, & hot dogs available for purchase. First place wins a $25 cash prize & advances to Glendale Assisted Living Chili Cook-Off Feb. 24. Call to purchase tickets or enter a chili recipe. 419-698-7078. Open to the public.

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

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.

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.

Lutheran Men’s Bowling Tournament the first three weekends in March at Bay Center Recreation. Open to all bowlers. For entry or more info, call Steve Mawhorter at 419-343-0957.

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

Clay Center
Split-the-Pot Bingo Feb. 6, 7-10 p.m., Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St. Sponsored by the Clay Center Fire Assn. refreshments available.

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. Copies of the book being discussedare 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.

AARP Tax Assistance for Seniors March 23 at Grace Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Appointments required. Call 419-862-3874 to schedule.

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.

AARP Tax Assistance for Seniors March 15 and March 29, Ed Griswold Senior Center, 514 Main St. Appointments required. Call 419-855-4491 to schedule.

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 at noon. 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.

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  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.

Oak Harbor
Spaghetti Dinner & Comedy Show, Feb. 6, American Legion Post #114, 221 Park St. Comedy show featuring Jay Cooper and Phil Durham will follow dinner, which will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.

Port Clinton
H1N1 Flu Clinic Feb. 4, 4-6 p.m., Ottawa County Health Department, 1856 E. Perry St. Appointment required. Free. Info: 419-734-6800 or

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.

Winter Revival with Evangelist Ron Ostten Jan. 31-Feb. 5, Grace Bible Baptist Church, 116 E. Union St. The Louisiana preacher will deliver the Word in an old-fashioned style. Sunday services are 9:30 am Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. preaching; then nightly Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. Friday’s service will be a special Valentine Service with a meal. As with all church ministries, there is no charge. Info: 419-661-5058.

Walbridge Book Club Meeting Feb. 8, 1 p.m., at the library, 108 N. Main St. Discussion of Alice McDermott’s novel, “Charming Billy.” The club meets the second Monday of the month. Everyone welcome. Info: 419-666-9900.

Euchre Tournament Feb 6, 1 p.m.-finish, Walbridge VFW 9963, 109 N. Main St. $10 entrance fee includes lunch. Cash prizes for first, second and third place. Fourth place earns free entrance into next tournament. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.

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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