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Block Watch 420-C/VHC Meeting July 5, 6 p.m., Martin Luther Church, Nevada Street. Guest speaker will be De. Dale Telz, arson investigator with the City of Toledo.
Block Watch 410-P Meeting July 6, 7 p.m., Hope Wesleyan Church, 2074 Delence St. near Dover. Parking available behind the church. Program: “Self-Defense is Everyone’s Responsibility.”
Tai Chi for Health, Taoist Tai Chi Beginner Classes July 6, 6:30-8 p.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.
Block Watch 422-A Meeting July 8, 6-7 p.m., Memorial United Church of Christ, 1301 Starr Ave. at Plymouth Street. For neighbors and business owners in the East Broadway, Starr Avenue, the railroad tracks/Belt St,/Spring Grove, and Navarre Avenue, which are all in the Raymer Elementary, St. Thomas Aquinas Church neighborhood area. The group meets the second Thursday of the month through Nov. 1. Info: 419-697-9975.
Rummage Sale July 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St. Furniture, craft items, books, holiday decorations and more. Info: 419-693-0751.
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. Call 419-697-9975 to arrange for accommodations for those with disabilities or to arrange for coloring supplies for children attending with adults.
Family Storytime Wednesdays through Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. An inclusive storytime for families with a focus on early literacy skills. Enjoy books, rhymes, music and more in this lively program. Free. 419-259-5310.
Drop-in Reading Corner, Wednesday noon-2 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.-noon, Locke Branch Library. Kids will have fun with our Volunteens, and get the reading edge for school this fall. Info: Mary Kinkus at 419-259-5310.
“Come Sail Away” program, July 6, 2-3 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., Stories, games, prizes, food and more. Register: 419-259-5250.
Mercy St. Charles Hospital Auxiliary Jewelry Show, “Simply Watches,” July 7 and 8 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital’s Oregon Room. Open to the community.
Christ UMC Chicken BBQ July 18, noon-3:30 p.m. or until sold out, 5757 Starr Ave. Extension, (corner of Stadium and Starr Ext.) Dine in or drive through. Children’s meals available. Info: 419-691-9701.
Parents Without Partners Meet July `2, 7 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Divorced, widowed, single individuals welcome.
Theology with Toast meets every second Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd 10 a.m. On July 14th Ruth Eby will talk about "Prayer." Sign-in, coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405 or Ruth at 419-691-9723.
Preschool Storytime Wednesdays through 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.
Annual Rummage & Bake Sale, Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., James "Wes" Hancock Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd. (corner of Bayshore & Stadium). Now accepting donations. No clothing or electronics.
Babytime Storytimes Thursdays through July 29, 10-10:20 a.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. For ages 1-2 with an adult. 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.
"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.
Trash Collection in the City of Northwood will be on schedule throughout the week July 5. Those with Monday pick-ups should put out their trash as usual.
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: www.trinityuccelliston.org or 419-862-3417.
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.
Potluck Dinner for Veterans and their Families July 10, Genoa Clay Center VFW Post 7510, 2428 N. Reiman Rd. Meat and drinks provided.
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.
Flagpole Dedication and Flag-Raising Ceremony to honor veterans of all wars, as well as active military personnel July 4 at 2 p.m., Sandusky County Sportsman’s Club, 3950 SR 600. Patriotic music, color guard presentation and 21-gun salute (tentative).
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.
Ageless Wonders “Out to Lunch” at “Dos Hermanos” July 8, noon-2 p.m., Wheeling Street (near Meijer).
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.
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.
Ottawa Co. Public Employees Retirees (PERS) Chapter 82 Luncheon Meeting July 12, 11:30 a.m., Riverview Healthcare Campus, Speaker will be State Rep. Dennis Murray. Reservations must be made by July 9 by calling 419-898-5544 or 419-855-8131. All PERI and PERS members welcome.
Oak Harbor Public Library Summer Program for grades K-5, Tuesdays through July 31, 1:30 p.m. Books, crafts, games, food and fun each week. Info: 419-898-7001.
One Size Fits All Storytime for preschoolers, including infants accompanied by an adult Wednesdays through July 28 at 11:30 a.m., Oak Harbor Public Library. Stories and simple activities on a different theme each week. Info: 419-898-7001.
Family Fun Storytime Thursdays through July 29 at 7 p.m., Oak Harbor Public Library. Info: 419-898-7001.
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.
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School for children 4 through grade 5 (completed), July 12-16, 9-11:30 a.m., 13101 Five Point Rd. Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks. Free. Register in advance by calling 419-874-6939.
Walbridge Book Club will discuss Lorna Landvik’s “Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons” for the July meeting, which will be held July 12 at 1 p.m. at the library, 108 N. Main St. Everyone welcome. The group meets the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m. Info: 419-666-9900.
Woodville Historical Society Meeting July 6, 8:30 p.m. at the Museum on Main Street. Guests welcome to the program, “Beginning Genealogy” to be presented by Becky Hill of Hayes Presidential Center. Summer hours for the museum include Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Woodville Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call 419-849-3636 for reservations. Home delivery also available.