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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 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.

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

St. Thomas Aquinas Altar & Rosary Society Prize Bingo Dinner, April 22 from to 7-9 p.m. in the Parish Hall (church basement), 720 White St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Refreshments available. Tickets: $5.

Spring Card Party April 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St. $7 per person or $24 per 4-person table includes lunch, snacks & door prizes. Reservations due by April 16. Call 419-691-2254.

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

Lucas Co. Retired Teachers Luncheon April 29 at noon, Brandywine Country Club. Entertainment by a group from the Sylvania Senior Center Follies. Lunch choices are Chicken a la king or baked Swiss steak (include choice with reservation). Reservations and $16 (checks to LCRTA) due by April 22 to Kathleen Brunt, 3460 Shadywood Circle, Lambertville, MI, 48144. Attendees are asked to bring paper towels, toilet paper, paper diapers and copy paper, which will be donated to Mom's House.

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 come to a free meeting. Everyone welcome.

Block Watch 410-M (formerly 422-A) East Toledo/Raymer School area, meetings are held at the Memorial United Church of Christ, 301 Starr Ave. at Plymouth Street on the second Thursday of each month from 6-7 pm, with the exception of the Annual Open House, which will be held from 1-4 p.m. June 19 at Burnett Park (Starr Park), corner of Greenwood Avenue and Spring Grove. Call 419-697-9975 to arrange for accommodations for those with disabilities or to arrange for coloring supplies for children attending with adults.

Past Presidents Club of Lucas County to the VFW Meeting April 28, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 2984, 102 Andrus Rd. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW 2984.

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 Trip 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.

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.

Mercy St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary Meeting April 14 at noon in the hospital’s Oregon Room. Speaker: Gary Thompson of the Oregon Economic Development Foundation. Shop the vendors that will be in the Oregon Room 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 419-691-3255.

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.

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.

Chicken Barbecue, April 18, 11:30 a.m., Dunberger Post, Pickle and Wynn. Carry-outs available.

City of Oregon Tree Commission Meeting April 21, at 7 p.m., Oregon Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd. Public is invited.

PERI Chapter #93 Meeting April 22, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. “Feed Your Neighbor Month.” Speaker, business meeting, coffee and cookies, fellowship.

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.

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.


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.
One-Day Trash Collection April 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., near the green recycling bins behind the maintenance building at Graytown Park. Containers for household trash and metals will be available. Help with unloading will be available. Open to township residents only. Proof of residence will be required.


Chicken BBQ April 18, 11:30 a.m., United Church of Christ. Also featuring homemade pies. Info: 419-862-3417.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive April 15, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Bethel United Brethren Church, 2920 SR 590.

Harris-Elmore Public Library Adult Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. April’s discussion will be on, “The Spellman Files,” by Lisa Lutz. Copies of the books being discussed are available at the library.

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. 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

Red Cross Blood Drive, April 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fremont Community at Alliance Church, 936 Brush St.

Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Luncheon Card Party April 20, 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall, 204 S. Main St. Tallies $6. Reservations: 419-855-8289 or 419-862-2995. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Genoa Council #4237.

Ottawa County Young Republicans Meeting, April 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Ministry Center, 303 W. Fourth St. Open to the public. Info: or Chairman Jennifer Widmer at 419-855-8258.

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive, April 12, 1-6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 500 S. Brentwood.

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

Latcha (Lake Twp.)
Zion Lutheran Church, 26535 Pemberville Rd., will sponsor a giveaway to help neighbors in need April 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing, shoes, household items and some personal items will be offered.

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.

Oak Harbor
Red Cross Blood Drive April 12, noon-6 p.m., Oak Harbor United Methodist Church, 360 E. Ottawa St.

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.

Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge #495 8th Annual Chicken Bar-b-Que April 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out, Veterans Memorial Park shelter house. Meal includes half chicken (by Bar-b-Que Traveler, Inc.), potato salad, baked beans, roll, butter and dessert. Dine in or carry out, depending on the weather. Tickets available for pre-sale by calling any lodge member or Andrew Haley at 419-898-5552. Limited tickets will be available at the event.

Spring Fling Card Party April 13, 1:30-4 p.m., Otterbein Portage Valley, Tickets $5 at door. Refreshments, door prizes and fun for everyone. Sponsored by “Friends of Otterbein Portage Valley.”

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.

Public Dinner April 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pemberville United Methodist Church. Serving ham loaf/meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, salad bar, dessert, roll & beverage. Carry-outs available by calling 419-287-4040.

Rocky Ridge
Chicken & Biscuit Dinner April 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 450 Rocky Ridge Rd. Proceeds from the free-will offering to the Youth Fund will help with Confirmation Camp.

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.

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

Mystery Book Discussion Group will meet April 26 at 6 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St., to discuss “Bloodlines,” the sixth in the Dog Lover’s Mysteries by Susan Conant. The group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Info: 419-666-9900 or

Chicken Paprikas Dinner, April 17, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St. Includes salad roll and butter and dessert.

Preschool Storytimes Mondays through May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Woodville Public Library. Info: 419-849-2744 or

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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