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Block Watch 420-C, formerly 422-B, will resume meeting the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Martin Luther Church, 602 Nevada. Next meeting is May 3. Bring thoughts and concerns.

Block Watch Area 410 P Meeting May 4, 7 p.m., Hope Wesleyan Church, 2074 Delence St. near Dover. Parking available behind the church. Program: “Burglary: Does It Have to Happen to Me?” Next meeting June 1 at 7 p.m.

Rummage Sale May 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Discount Day), First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St.

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.

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mondays 7-8 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St. Weigh-ins from 6-6:45 p.m. Annual 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 p.m., 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. Next meeting May 13. Call 419-697-9975 to arrange for accommodations for those with disabilities or to arrange for coloring supplies for children attending with adults.

Cinco de Mayo Dinner May 8, 4-8 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd. Mexican dancers at 5:30 p.m. Drink specials. Sponsored by the men’s auxiliary.

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Supper, May 7, 4:30-7 p.m., Northwood Church of God, Curtice and Coy. Children under 4 eat free.

Clay High School Band Spring Concert May 6, 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The "Pops" concert will include a medley from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” a tribute to Michael Jackson, “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus and more.

Christ United Methodist Church Rummage & Bake Sale (diabetic and non-diabetic baked goods available), May 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and May 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($2-a-bag day), 5757 Starr Ave. Ext. (corner of Stadium and Starr). Lunch available for purchase.

Ken Grosjean Memorial 5K Walk May 8, 11 a.m., Maumee Bay State Park. Walkers who donate $20 or more receive a T-shirt or cap (while supplies last). Proceeds benefit the National Brain Tumor Society or donate to

Theology with Toast May 12, 10 a.m., Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Fr. John Blaser will discuss, "You Have The Power.” Handicap accessible. Registration, coffee, tea and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Info: Alice 419-698-0405, Ruth 419-691-9723.

Rummage Sale, May 20 and 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (baked goods and lunch available), and May 22, 9 a.m.-noon ($2-a-bag clothing only), First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St., off Pickle west of Wheeling. There will also be raffles for men’s and ladies’ custom-made golf clubs, original glass creations, groceries and more. Drawing on Saturday.

"JWH" Oregon Senior Center Grand Prix Monte Carlo on the Bay May 21, 1-9 p.m., Stadium and Bayshore roads. Car show at 5 p.m. followed by an evening of gaming, prizes and entertainment by Cruisin’ Zeake.

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.

"James Wes Hancock" Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd., open weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Daily activities include: bingo, fitness classes, line dancing, exercise, Bunco, Euchre, and health screenings. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. daily. A $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 and older; all others $5.32. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 419-698-7078.

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.

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, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Chicken Barbecue sponsored by St. Luke’s Boy Scout Troop 131 May 2, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or until sold out, St. Luke’s Church, corner of Seaman and Yondota.

Sandusky Co. Republican Women will host Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack survivor George Sleigh as their featured speaker May 13 at 6:30 p.m., Clyde Sr. High auditorium, 1015 Race St. The public is invited. There is no charge and handicap parking and access are 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.

Field Service Orientation for auxiliary members from American Legion Post 279 or other posts, May 1, 9 a.m., American Legion Post 279.The training is being conducted so volunteers can be recognized by the state. Cost: $5.

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.

Fremont Area Women’s Connection (formerly Christian Women’s Club) meeting May 11 at Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.; luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Theme: “Joy in Everyday Life,” featuring speaker Sue Smedley, of Springfield, O. – a Speaker with Sparkle, and Sue Sorg of Sue Sorg Graphics. Reservations: Donna Miller at 419-334-2262 or e-mail Betty at Free childcare available (bring a sack lunch).

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. and Saturday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 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. Parking available at the church. Clothes and small household items are available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects.

Chicken BBQ May 2, 11 a.m., Gibsonburg Volunteer Fire Dept., 120 N. Main St. Dine-in or carryout.

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.

Graytown/Rocky Ridge Baseball Assn. Chicken BBQ May 2, 11 a.m. until sold out, Graytown School. Half-chicken dinner includes sides, roll, drink and choice of homemade dessert. Thrivent-sponsored.

Lake Twp.
202nd Combat Engineers World War II Steak Dinner Fundraiser May 7, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Lake Township Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd.  Advance tickets by calling 419-466-4785 or 419-862-3568. Limited tickets at the door. Proceeds will bring 202nd Combat Engineers to Perrysburg in June.

Ageless Wonders will meet May 13, at noon, B.J.'s Hide-A-Way restaurant, 506 S. Lallendorf, Oregon, across from Pearson Park.

Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by the fire department auxiliary every third Monday of the month, 5-7 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 4505 Walbridge Rd. Open to Lake Twp. residents.

Village of Lindsey Farmer's Market, second Saturday of each month May through October, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the village park on Main Street. Open to vendors who wish to sell baked goods, crafts, produce, plants. Registration fee is $5. For info on health board restrictions regarding certain food sales, call 419-665-2045.

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 6-8 p.m., Main Street and Krotzer Avenue. Contact local church offices 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
Sew & Sew and So Much More 4-H Club is raffling off a Mother’s Day basket. Tickets available at Oak Harbor Community Market May 6 and 7. Funds raised will be used for candy-making.

Ottawa Co. Public Employee Retirees (PERS) Chapter 82 Luncheon Meeting May 10, 11:30 a.m., at the Riverview Nursing Home. Speaker will be Riverview Director Kendra German. Reservations required by May 6 by calling 419-898-5544 or 419-855-8131. All PERI and PERS welcome.

2010 Police Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the Carroll Twp. Police Dept. May 13, 11 a.m., Carroll Twp. Service Complex, 11080 Toussaint East Rd. Luncheon served immediately following the service. RSVP by May 4 to Oak Harbor Dispatch at 419-898-2055.

Pemberville Area Senior Center, located within Bethlehem Lutheran Church, provides programs and activities for adults 60 and over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch served at noon. $2 donation.

The Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. Contact local churches for further details.

Topics Camera Club will meet May 5, 7 p.m., Way Public Library. Visitors welcome.

Black Swamp Hosta and Daylily Society Annual Perennial Plant Sale May 15, 8 a.m. until sold out, Walt Churchill’s Supermarket parking lot, RiverPlace Shoppes, 26625 N. Dixie Highway/SR 25. Rain or shine.

Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Info: 419-666-9900 or

Walbridge Library Book Club Group will meet May 10 at 1 p.m. to discuss Marcia Willet’s “The Way We Were,” 108 N. Main St. Everyone welcome. Info: 419-666-9900 or

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for the Boy Scouts May 8, 6-8 p.m. in the basement of St. John Lutheran Church, Toledo Street.




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