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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

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner
to benefit Helping Hands Soup Kitchen March 28, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 6th St.

Birmingham Branch Library Events include: Kid Space, March 30, 4 p.m. Grades K-5 are invited to play Wii and other games, enjoy and maybe make a new friend; Teen Space, grades 5-12, April 1, 4 p.m. Hang out at the library, play video games, enjoy a snack, make crafts, and more. April 5-9, Eye Spy. Visit the library anytime this week to enjoy a special Eye Spy activity. Open to all ages during library hours. April 6, Make-it Take-it, 12-8:30 p.m. Come to the library anytime today and make a cool craft. Grades K-6. April 8, Teen Space, 4 p.m. Hey teens, hang out at the library for a while today.  Play video games, enjoy a snack, make crafts, and more. Grades 5-12. Library is located at 203 Paine Ave.

Eggs-travaganza March 30, 7-8 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Bring the whole family to an eggs-citing egg hunt. Eggs-plore the library to see if you can find eggs-actly where the eggs are hidden. Bring container for collecting eggs. Call 419-259-5310 to register. Free.

Lenten Fish Fry 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.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Philip Cureton, who suffered a stroke, April 3, 1-6 p.m., Tequila Sheila’s, 702 Monroe (corner of Monroe and Erie). Door prizes, raffles, entertainment by DJ Jason, DJ Flip, The Corrells and Jerry Northop. Donation: $6 at the door. All proceeds benefit Cureton’s medical expenses.

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.

Taoist Tai Chi for Health Beginner Classes April 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Lutheran Home community room, 131 N. Wheeling St. Participants will learn Tai Chi, a gentle exercise promoting flexibility, balance and relaxation. All adults welcome. Info: 419-537-0131.

Toledo Mothers of Twins Club Meeting April 8, in the Educational Center, Toledo Hospital (between Jobst and McIntosh Towers). Park in the back parking lot. Social time at 7 p.m.; meeting at 7:30 p.m. Offering support for mothers, foster mothers and guardians of multiple births. Info: 419-472-5032 or

Spaghetti Dinner & Craft Show April 14, 4-7 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities center, 1001 White St. (Navarre Park Shelter House). Presale dinner tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 10. All tickets purchased the day of the meal are $8. Dine in or carry out. Homemade baked goods and crafts for sale. Call 419-691-2254 for tickets or more info.

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.

Card Party April 20 at noon, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Donation $8. Reservations: 419-698-8963 or 419-691-7222.

Pork Chop Dinner April 28, 5-7 p.m., Clark Street U.M. Church, 1133 Clark St. (off Fassett between Miami & Oak streets) Complete dinner includes beverage and dessert. Children’s meals available. Children under 3 eat free.

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mondays from 7-8 p.m. at  the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St. Weigh-ins from 6-6:45 p.m. Yearly membership is $26.50. Weekly dues 50 cents. Call Judy at 419-691-8033 or just come to a free meeting. Everyone welcome.


Royal Rangers of the Red Hat Society Easter Hat Parade, March 31, 11 a.m., Woodville Mall Fox Theater entrance.

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.

202nd Combat Engineers Company B Greektown Casino Fundraiser May 1. Departing from the former Steve & Barry’s parking lot at 2 p.m. and returning at 9 p.m. Tickets $35 each (includes a $15 players card voucher). Proceeds will help defray costs for the WWII Combat Engineers 202nd 2010 reunion. For tickets, call Clarence at 419-466-4785 or Cheryl at 419-862-3568.


Holy Week Services at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd., include: “The Cry of the People,” an interactive Palm Sunday Experience March 28 at 8 and 10:30 a.m. and “Journey to the Cross, an Easter Learning Experience” at 2 p.m.; Maundy Thursday service April 1, 7 p.m.; Good Friday Service, a traditional “Service of Darkness” April 2, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Easter brunch 9-10 a.m. Info: 419-691-9407 or

Oregon Jerusalem Historical Society Museum Complex, 1133 Grasser Street at Pickle, will be open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

Theology with Toast meets the second Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd. Registration, coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. On April 14, Judy Roberts will talk about the Catechism. The building is handicap-accessible. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405 or Ruth at 419-691-9723.

Spring Egg Hunt April 3, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Rain or shine. Times are 10 a.m. for children 2-3 years old and 10:30 a.m. for children 4-5 years old. Tickets available beginning March 27.

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.

Faith United Methodist Church Meatloaf Dinner May 1, 4-7 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave. Featuring meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad, dessert, and beverage. Children’s meals available. Youths under 3 eat free. Carryouts available. Reservations: 419-691-5137.

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.

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.
East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis meet the second and fourth Mondays of the month at noon in the basement level at Bay Park Community Hospital (note location change). Info: 419-693-4458.

Faith United Methodist Church Meatloaf Dinner May 1, 4-7 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 3415 Starr Ave. Featuring meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad, dessert, and beverage. Children’s meals available. Youths under 3 eat free. Carryouts available. Reservations: 419-691-5137.

Safe in the Shade 2nd Annual Walk/5K Run for Melanoma May 1, 9 a.m. Maumee Bay State Park, 1750 Park Rd. (Shelter #3). Early registration $20 at Proceeds benefit the Victory Center, which offers support for local cancer patients and their families. Event-day registration 8-8:30 a.m.

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
sponsored by the Clay Center Fire Social Assn. April 3, 7-10 p.m., Clay Center Fire Station #2, 420 Main St. Refreshments available.

Cooley Canal Yacht Club’s 8th Annual Wild Game Dinner April 10 at 4 p.m. at the club, 12235 Bono Rd. Rabbit, muskrat, buffalo, venison and more plus raffles and door prizes. Info: Leonard Smalley or 419-855-1020 or Clyde Siefke at 419-276-4814.

Easter Sunrise Service,
April 4, 7 a.m., Bono Baptist Church, Metzger’s Marsh, on the shores of Lake Erie. Call 419-836-3909 for directions/info.

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 March 25, the group will discuss, “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” by Lionel Shriver. April’s discussion will be on, “The Spellman Files,” by Lisa Lutz. Copies of the books 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.

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.

Elmore Seniors Card Playing, Thursdays at 7 p.m., April 8 through late October, Elmore Community Center.

American Patriots Against Government Excess Rally
April 15, 5-6 p.m., Flag Park. All Primary Election candidates welcome. Info: 419-332-3259 or

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.
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.
Ageless Wonders April Meeting April 8 at noon, with potluck, followed by bingo.

Ageless Wonders’ Last Euchre Tournament of the Year will be held April 17 at 1 p.m. at the Lake Twp. Administration Building.  $5 admission includes refreshments. Adults only.

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.

202nd Combat Engineers WWII Steak Dinner
Fundraiser May 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Lake Twp. Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd. Tickets: 419-466-4785 or 419-862-3568. Proceeds will go toward bringing combat engineers to Perrysburg in June.

Oak Harbor
All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
March 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Carroll Twp. Fire & EMS, 11080 W. Toussaint East Rd. Featuring pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, and beverage. Children 12 and under eat free. Carryouts available.

Scrap `n Craft for a Cure, an evening of scrapbooking or crafting, April 9, 4 p.m.-midnight, Community Markets VFW Hall. $20 per person includes light supper, snacks and beverages. To reserve table space, call Jodi or Lisa at 419-898-4891. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Oak Harbor.

Chicken BBQ by Grandma’s Backyard BBQ April 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until sold out, Community Markets VFW Hall. Includes half chicken, baked potato, vegetable, roll & butter and cookies. Dine in or carry out. Tickets” Lisa Reedy at 419-898-2544. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life of Oak Harbor.


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.

Fish Fry
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.

Rossford High School presents Jerry Herman's 1966 Tony Award-winning musical comedy, "Mame,” Apr. 15-18, 701 Superior St. Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling 419-666-5262, ext. 1401.

All Saints Parish “Original Chicken Paprikas Dinner” McAlear Center, 628 Lime City Rd. March 21, noon-4 p.m. or until sold out. Drive-through and carryouts available. Info:

Euchre Tournament
April 3, 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.

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

Walbridge Book Group will meet April 12 at 1 p.m. to discuss, “East Side Story,” by Louis Auchincloss. The group meets the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. at the library, located at 108 N. St. Everyone welcome. Info: 419-666-9900 or

Taoist Tai Chi for Health Beginner Classes April 7, 10-11 a.m., Walbridge Senior Center, 705 N. Main St. Participants will learn Tai Chi, a gentle exercise promoting flexibility, balance and relaxation. All adults welcome. Info: 419-537-0131.

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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