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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

“What Does Hospice Do?” program March 5, 2 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Mary Wood, from Southern Care, will discuss hospice services and volunteer opportunities available. Refreshments and door prize. Free. 419-259-5310.

Blockwatch 422A Meeting March 11, 6-7 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. at the corner of Plymouth Street.  Accessibility for those with disabilities available with prior notice.

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

Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society will present a slide show, “Glass in the Garden" presented by member Jim Boldt March 13 at 1 pm at the Toledo Botanical Garden's Conference Center. The slide show will show gardens that use glass in their displays, with emphasis on Dale Chihuly. Free and open to the public. Free parking.

Katie Jordan & Soul Venture March 14 at the 10:45 a.m. service, Eastminster United Presbyterian Church, 725 Navarre Ave. Everyone welcome.

East Toledo Senior Activities Center Jiggs Dinner March 17 at 4:30 p.m., 1001 White St. (Navarre Park Shelterhouse). Includes corned beef & cabbage and all the fixings plus dessert and a beverage. Reservations required by  March 12. Call 419-691-2254.

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.

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 Jerusalem Historical Society Museum Complex, 1133 Grasser Street at Pickle, will be open Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. beginning March 1. Group tours by appointment only. Info: 419-698-2096 or 419-691-5367.

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.

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.

Friends of Pearson Meeting, March 3, 7 p.m. in the Packer-Hammersmith Center. Guest speaker Dr. Susan Orosz, veteran and renowned expert in birds and pets will be speaking on "Birds in your Backyard."

Giant Garage Sale sponsored by Clay High School Academic Boosters March 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school. The boosters are looking for donations (clothing, household items, etc.), which may be brought to the school March 5 from 4-7 p.m. Help with unloading donations will be available. Donations are tax deductible.

“Dr. Seuss Favorites” program March 13, 2 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Stories, crafts and snacks. Registration required by calling 419-259-5250.

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.

Benton Twp.
Benton Twp. Trustees remind citizens that the deadline for spring cleanup at Elliston and Limestone cemeteries is March 15. Wreaths, arrangements and other materials remaining after that date will be removed. New arrangements may be displayed beginning April 1.

Fourth Annual Wild Game Dinner March 20, 4-7 p.m., Bono Baptist Church fellowship hall, Main Street in Bono. All you can eat buffalo, deer, elk, boar, muskrat, ostrich, alligator and more! (chicken for the tame ones). Funds raised benefit youth ministries. Carryouts available. Call Brian at 419-392-0383 for tickets and information.

Clay Center
Split-the-Pot Bingo March 6, 7-10 p.m., Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St. Sponsored by the Clay Center Fire Social 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.

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

6th Annual Woodmore-CAGE Dinner Dance & Auction, March 20, 6-11 p.m., Ole Zim’s. Dinner, music, dancing, silent & live auctions, 50/50 raffles and cash bar. Tickets available in Elmore at Pills n’ Packages and Huntington Bank and in Woodville at Pills n’ Packages and Fremont Federal Credit Union.

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.

Harris-Elmore Public Library Cash Basis Annual Financial Report for the year that ended Dec. 31, 2009 is available for public inspection at the Elmore Library, 328 Toledo St. Call Julia Bergman, fiscal officer, at 419-862-2573 for an appointment.

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.

Fremont Area Women’s Connection Meeting March 9 at the Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Program: “Basketful of Blessings.” Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Free child care available. Reservations: Donna at 419-334-2262 or Betty at

Beef `N Noodle Dinner March 13, 4-7 p.m., Genoa Christian Church, 415 Main St. Carryouts available. Reserved tickets recommended by calling 419-855-3249 or 419-855-3978.

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.

Rummage & Bake Sale March 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Genoa American Legion hall Post 324, 302 West St. Sponsored by the Tiki Warriors Relay for Life team. Lunch available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. To donate items for the rummage sale or to join the Relay for Life team to benefit the American Cancer Society, call Kim Coppes or Tami Coppes at 419-855-4370.

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 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.

Red Cross Blood Drive March 2, noon-6 p.m., rooms 125-128, Owens Community College Audio Visual Classroom Center. Walk-ins welcome.

TOPICS Camera Club Meeting March 3, 7 p.m., Way Public Library. Guest speaker Sharon Cummings will discuss, “How to Improve Your Nature Photography.” Visitors welcome.

Fish Fry Fridays in March and April 2 from 5-7:30 p.m., Rossford Eagles 2322, 658 Lime City Rd. Chicken fingers dinner also available. Call 419-666-5664 for carryout service or 419-666-9253 for more info. Public welcome.

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.

Walbridge Book Group will discuss “Friendship Cake,” an inspirational novel by Lynne Hinton, March 8 at 1 p.m. at the Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Info: 419-666-9900 or

Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. March 22, the group will discuss , “Hell Hath No Curry,” an installment in the Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries by Tamar Myers. Info: 419-666-9900 or

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

Luther Home of Mercy presents "One Spirit" Gospel Quartet Feb. 28 at 3 p.m., 5810 N Main St., seven miles east of Woodville Mall on SR 579.

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.

Solomon Lutheran School 2010 Annual Fund Drive Kickoff Event March 6, 7-10 p.m. Featuring the Big Band music of The Swingsters. Info: 419-849-3600.

6th Annual Woodmore-CAGE Dinner Dance & Auction, March 20, 6-11 p.m., Ole Zim’s. Dinner, music, dancing, silent & live auctions, 50/50 raffles and cash bar. Tickets available in Elmore at Pills n’ Packages and Huntington Bank and in Woodville at Pills n’ Packages and Fremont Federal Credit Union.

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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