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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.

Block Watch 410 P Meeting June 8, 7 p.m., Hope Wesleyan Church, 2074 Delence near Dover. Parking available behind the church. Program: “Self-Defense is Everyone’s Responsibility.” Next meeting July 6 at 7 p.m.

Block Watch 422 A – East Toledo will meet June 10, 6-7 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. at Plymouth St. Neighbors in the East Broadway, Starr Avenue, the railroad tracks/Belt St,/Spring Grove, and Navarre Avenue, (Raymer Elementary, St. Thomas Aquinas Church neighborhood area) are invited to attend.  Info: 419-697-9975.

Taco Night, June 11, 5-8 p.m., VFW Post #4906, 2161 Consaul St.

Toledo Farmer’s Market “Birdhouses for Schoolhouses” Silent Auction of decorated birdhouses June 12, 9 a.m. to noon, 525 Market St., downtown. Proceeds benefit Veggie U., an organization dedicated to nutritional and agricultural education of fourth-graders.

Waite High School Renovation Informational Meeting June 14, 6 p.m., Waite cafeteria.

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. Call 419-697-9975 to arrange for accommodations for those with disabilities or to arrange for coloring supplies for children attending with adults.

Homesteading: Sowing the Seeds, June 6, 3-5 p.m., Pearson Metropark Johlin Cabin. Learn what it was like to live in the Great Black Swamp. Relive the trials and tribulations early pioneers encountered in one of the last areas to be settled in Ohio. Learn about heirloom vegetables and help plant and cultivate the kitchen garden. Free.

Free Bone Health Lunch & Learn Event, June 7, noon-1 p.m., Michigan/Superior Room (Garden level), Bay Park Community Hospital. Orthopaedic surgeon Joseph Assenmacher, MD, will discuss bone health. Info on osteoporosis prevention and free bone density heel screenings will also be offered. To register or for more info, call 419-291-5826.

“Barefoot Sandals” program for youths going into grades 5-12 June 7, 6:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Be a hit at the pool or beach in your hand-made sandals. Info: 419-259-5250.

Splash & Sing With Beverly Meyer, June 8, 2-2:45 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Join the Music Library in singing songs about water, swimming, fishing and boats. Register in person at the library. 419-259-5250.

Preschool Storytime Wednesdays June 9 to July 28, 10:30-11 a.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. For ages 3-5 with an adult. Stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more. 419-259-5250.

Theology with Toast June 9, 10 a.m., Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd. Ann Barrick will present, “Abortion,  the American Holocaust." Registration, coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Building is handicap-accessible. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405 or Ruth at 419-691-9723.

Babytime Storytimes Thursdays June 10-July 29, 10-10:20 a.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. For ages 1-2 with an adult. 419-259-5250.

Good Shepherd Rosary Altar Spring Rummage Sale June 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday is $2 a bag day. Info: 419-693-2307.

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.

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.

Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Michigan Room near the cafeteria at Bay Park Community Hospital, located off I-280 at Curtice and Wheeling roads. Visitors welcome. Info: Julie at 419-836-5051 or Kathy at 419-836-8292.

BBQ Rib Dinner June 18, 5-8 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984, 102 W. Andrus. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.

Jerusalem Twp.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry, second Wednesday of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Elliston Trinity U.C.C. Sunday School meets at 9:15 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Info: or 419-862-3417.

Chicken BBQ June 6, 11 a.m. until sold out, Grace Lutheran Church, SR 51 & Witty Road. Drive-through  only. Proceeds benefit Grace’s mission partner, Salem Lutheran Church, in Toledo, which brings the Gospel and provides much-needed food and educational opportunities to a north-side neighborhood full of folks who routinely struggle to meet everyday needs. Info: 419-862-3630 or e-mail

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for St. Paul Trinity United Methodist Church Pastor Rick Stuhmer, who has Guillain Barre Syndrome, June 26, 4-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the church, 340 Toledo St. Freewill offering will be accepted. Carryouts available.

Harris-Elmore Public Library Adult Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.

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 Fremont Christian Women’s Club) meeting June 8, Fremont Country Club, 2340 E. State St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for the luncheon, which runs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Program: “Second-Hand Treasures,” featuring Birdie Laurer and Favorite Flea Market Finds. Bring an old item and tell the story behind it. Speaker Doreen Roller, of Mansfield, O., will discuss “Peace in the Midst of Turmoil.” Reservations: Donna Miller at 419-334-2262 or Betty at

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. Parking available at the church. Clothes and small household items are available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects.

Flag Ceremony in honor of Rodger Young July 31, Northcoast Veterans Museum. Events include a flag-folding ceremony for Rodger Young’s internment flag and a flag-retirement ceremony, along with a fish fry and pulled pork sandwich benefit  hosted by the Village of Gibsonburg. Info: Vaughn Billow at 419-307-2209 or Mark Albright at 419-862-5301.

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 will meet for a barbecue followed by the popular yearly "White Elephant Auction" June 10 at noon at the township administration building, SR 795 and Cummings Road.  Bring a wrapped item to be auctioned.

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 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.

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.

Walbridge Book Club Meeting June 14, 1 p.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Members will discuss “Circle of Quilters,” by Jennifer Chiaverine. The group meets the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. Info: 419-666-9900 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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