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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.
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.
David Michael Carrillo, founder of Gentle Wind Ministries, in concert Aug. 8, 8 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4155 Pickle Rd. Public invited. Info: 419-693-9407 or www.princeofpeaceoregon.com.
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.
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.
Elmore Seniors Card Playing, Thursdays at 7 p.m. through late October, Elmore Community Center.
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.
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.
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.
Friends of Rossford Public Library Annual Book Sale Aug. 13 and 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the library, 720 Dixie Highway. Special preview for friends and members in the evening Aug. 12. Fiction, non-fiction, paperbacks, children’s books and other media, including DVDs, CDs and audio books. Proceeds benefit the library.
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