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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.
Homesteading: On the Road Again, Aug. 1, 3-5 p.m., Pearson, Johlin Cabin. Traveling through the Great Black Swamp was never easy. Pack your own Conestoga wagon for a glimpse at pioneer road life or try your hand at building a corduroy road, but don't be disappointed if the mud swallows it before your next visit to the cabin. 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.
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.
Third Annual Neighborhood Picnic, Aug. 15, 2-6 p.m., Northwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2975 Eastpointe Blvd., (1/2 mi east of Woodville Mall). Free food, games and family fun. www.NorthwoodAdventist.org.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry, second Wednesday of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.
“Saddle Ridge Ranch” Vacation Bible School Aug. 1-4, 6-8:15 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 20 S. Yondota Rd. Supper at 6 p.m. Ages 3 through fifth grade.
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 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.
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.
Beach Party Aug. 11, 6 p.m., on the Lynn Street block beside Trinity United Methodist Church. Food, fun games for all ages and door prizes. Free and open to the community. Info: 419-665-2045.
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.
Red Cross Blood Drive Aug. 2, noon-6 p.m., Community Market Oak Harbor VFW, 251 W. Main St.
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.
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.
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.
Chicken BBQ, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. until gone, St. John Lutheran Church, 21140 W. Toledo St. Dinner includes half-chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls and butter, and pie. Dine in or drive-through. Proceeds to benefit area tornado victims.
Woodville Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call 419-849-3636 for reservations. Home delivery also available.