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Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW George Rill Post 606 Rummage & Bake Sale Aug. 11, 12 and 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the post, 3005 Laskey Rd.
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 library Volunteens, and get the reading edge for school this fall. Info: Mary Kinkus at 419-259-5310.
Lutheran Home at Toledo Blood Drive Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Community Room. Sign up, donate blood and be entered for a chance to win a 2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL 883L in Pewter Pearl. Info: Jean DeLauter, LPN, 419-724-1852.
Wii Water Sports program for grades 5-12, July 26, Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Test your skills in wakeboarding, kite surfing, windsurfing and jet skiing. Info: 419-259-5250.
Funny Flicks & Goofy Games program, July 27, 2:45 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Ages 3-10 are invited to play some goofy games and then relax with a few short, funny movies. Popcorn and punch will be provided. Info: 419-259-5250.
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.
Revival July 29-Aug. 3, Harvest Apostolic Temple, 801 Toronto Ave. Featuring Rev. Swanagan and Rev. Hill from Kentucky. Lots of music. Everyone welcome.
Echo Meadows Church of Christ Community Day July 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 2905 Starr Ave. A free, fun-filled day with food, a bounce house, relay races, kids’ games and more.
Homesteading: On the Road Again, Aug. 1, 3-5 p.m., Pearson Metropark Johlin Cabin, 3 to 5 p.m. Pack your own Conestoga wagon for a glimpse at pioneer road life. Free.
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.
Chicken Barbecue Aug. 8, noon-3 p.m., St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Dine in or drive-through carry out. Children’s meals available (dine in only).
Friends of Pearson Meeting, Pearson Metropark Packer-Hammersmith Center, Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m. Join the Friends of Pearson at their monthly meeting to help direct the park’s future.
Maintenance Work Days, Aug. 14, 1-4 p.m., Recycling Area, Pearson Maintenance Shop Area, 4600 Starr Ave. Join the Metroparks maintenance crew in the care and preservation of the Metroparks. Projects include trail work, gardening, painting, stewardship, landscaping and general clean up projects. Work gloves, a reusable drinking bottle and sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Groups and individuals are welcome. Reservations required. www.metroparkstoledo.com. Free.
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.
Government Food Distribution for city residents July 28, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Josie Reinhart Community Center, 6000 Wales Rd.
Ice Cream Social July 31, noon-4 p.m., Northwood Baptist Church, 566 E. Florence. Moon walk, games and family fun. Free.
“Saddle Ridge” Vacation Bible School Aug. 1-5, 6-8 p.m., Northwood Baptist Church, 566 E. Florence.
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.
Genoa Branch Library will host author Diane Terry and illustrator Rachel Ackerman, who will discuss their book, “The Bubble Gum Fairy” July 27 at 6 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Info: 419-855-3380.
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.
Ageless Wonders will be having lunch at Tony Packo’s, 1902 Front St., Aug. 12 at noon.
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.
Red Cross Blood Drive, July 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Luckey Ecumenical Council at Luckey American Legion, 335 Park Dr.
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.
Chicken BBQ Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Peter Lutheran Church, 17877 W. SR 579. Dinner includes barbecue chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, rolls and dessert. Half and quarter chicken dinners available. Dine in or carry out.
Trap Shoots sponsored by the Ottawa Co. Conservation League every Thursday, 6-9 p.m. Info: Rodney Snyder at 419-410-6727.
Young Lions’ Club (Grace Baptist Church) Annual Summer Safari July 28, 6-8:30 p.m., for area ages 4-12. This year’s event will coincide with the church’s Vacation Bible School theme: “Soul Survivors on Danger Island.” Activities will include carnival type games, inflatables and much more. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public. The club meets every Wednesday evening throughout the year from 7-8:15 p.m. Membership open to all children in the surrounding communities. Info: 419-898-4002.
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.
Ottawa Co. Republican Fourth Thursday Lunch Bunch meets July 22 at noon, Port Clinton Elks, 231 Buckeye Blvd. Guest speaker will be Tim Davies, Republican candidate for Ottawa Co. Commissioner. No reservations required for the $10 buffet luncheon.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 1904 2nd Annual Open House Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Rossford Community Recreation Center. All adults and teens welcome (bring a friend). The group offers support and encouragement during the weight loss journey, along with individual food and exercise plans, plus informative classes on various topics. TOPS is a non-profit, low-cost program. Info: 419-320-7326 or 419-874-0061.
Walbridge Branch Library Mystery Book Discussion Group will discuss Nancy Martin’s “Our Lady of Immaculate Deception” July 26, 6 p.m., 108 N. Main St. Group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Open to the community.
Red Cross Blood Drive July 30, 1-7 p.m., St. Jerome Catholic School , 300 Earl St.
Woodville Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call 419-849-3636 for reservations. Home delivery also available.