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As a service to our community, Bulletin Board items are published at no cost, as space permits. The Press makes no guarantee that items submitted will be published. To ensure publication of events/news items, please speak to one of our advertising representatives at 419-836-2221. A complete listing of events is available at

Puppetpalooza, Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. For grades K-5. A mini-marathon of hilarious puppet shows. After the show, make your own puppet to take home.

Computers for the Clueless and Utterly Hopeless, Feb. 25, 10-11:30 a.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Free. Call 419-259-5310.

Teen Space, Feb. 25, 4 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. Teens are invited to hang out at the library, play games on the Wii, enjoy a snack, make crafts, and more.

Spaghetti Dinner, reminiscent of Holy Rosary’s famous 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.

Family Storytime Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. through March 31, Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. For 2-5-year-olds with an adult. Registration required. Call 419-259-5310.

East Toledo Senior Activities Center is now accepting donations of spring and summer clothing for all ages, household items, toys and games, knick-knacks, tools, etc., for a rummage sale to be held May 6-8. Call Brenda at 419-691-2254 for information or to schedule a pick-up.

Lenten Fish Fries every Friday during Lent (through April 2), 5-7 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 729 White St. Featuring Alaskan Pollock, side dishes, beverage and homemade dessert. Children’s menu and carry-out orders available. Building is accessible to those with disabilities. Info: 419-698-1519.

Lenten Fish Fries March 5 and 19 and April 2, 5-8 p.m. or until sold out, VFW Post 4906, 2161 Consaul. Includes Lake Erie perch, shrimp, frog legs, French fries, coleslaw and homemade desserts. Carryouts available.

Chili Dinner Feb. 21 from noon until sold out, Northwood #1 Fire Dept., 2100 Tracy Rd. Sponsored by the Fire Assn. and Ladies Auxiliary. Half-dinners and carryouts available (call ahead to 419-666-4341).

Government Food Distribution for city residents Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the 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.

Oregon Community Theatre presents, “Wait Until Dark,” co-directed by Reed Steele and Jeff Smith, Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 3 p.m., Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and are available at the door or in advance by calling 419-691-1398. Info:

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.

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting Feb. 25 at 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Speaker, business meeting, refreshments and fellowship.

Rummage Sale items may be brought to the Christ Dunberger American Legion Post, corner of Pickle Rd and Wynn roads, March 2 and 3. Sale will be held March 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Storytime Mondays through 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.

Preschool Storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds Wednesdays through 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. through April 15, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Registration required by calling 419-259-5250.

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.

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.

Crafters Wanted for Fassett Middle School Spring Craft Show March 20. Info: Sue Hanudel at 419-693-0135.

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 of Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting Feb. 23, 2 p.m. in the atrium of the Wood Co. Courthouse, Summit Street entrance. Program: “Genealogical Resources of the Wood Co. Clerk of Courts.” Clerk of Courts Cindy Hofner will discuss how court records are managed electronically. Public welcome.

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.

Genoa Civic Theatre presents, “The Altos: Like the Sopranos, Only Lower,” Feb. 26 and 27 and March 5 and 6 at 8 p.m.; and Feb. 28 at and March 7 at 2 p.m. at the theatre, 509-1/2 Main St. Tickets/reservations: 419-855-3103 or

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 discussed are available at the library. February selection is “Columbine,” an in-depth report on the Columbine High School tragedy.

Red Cross CPR Training Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 W. Witty Rd. Pre-registration required. Class size limited. Info: 419-734-1100 or

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.

H1N1 Immunization Clinic Feb. 22, Sandusky Co. Health Dept., 2000 Countryside Dr. By appointment only for anyone over 6 months of age who would like to receive the vaccine. Call 419-334-6377 to schedule.

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 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.
Ageless Wonders “Mystery Meeting” March 11 at noon at the Lake Twp. Administration Building, SR 795 and Cummings Rd. Lunch and drinks provided.

Ageless Wonders Euchre Tournament March 20, 1 p.m. Lake Twp. Administration Building, SR 795 and Cummings Rd. $3. Admission includes refreshments. 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.

American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance Feb. 28, 2-6 p.m., Millbury Fire Hall. Music by Fred Ziwich. Beer, pop, food and pastries available. Contribution of pastries welcome. No other carry-ins permitted.

Pemberville United Methodist Church Public Dinner, Feb. 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 205 Perry St. Serving pork chops and dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet/sour green beans, salad bar, dessert, roll, beverage. Carryouts available. Proceeds will go to area missions.

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.

Breakfast Buffet every Sunday through 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.

Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. On Feb. 22, the group will discuss “Getting Old is Murder” by Rita Lakin. Info: 419-666-9900 or

Red Cross Blood Drive, Feb. 25, noon-6 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 W. Toledo.

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 Historical Society Meeting March 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Historical Museum, 107 E Main St. Speaker Gayle Conrad will speak on Eleanor Roosevelt. Guests welcome. Museum hours are 2-4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday beginning March 3.

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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