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Birmingham Development Corporation Meeting March 5, 6 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. All are welcome. 

Fish Fry Fridays March 9, 23 and April 6, VFW #4906, 2161 Consaul St. Perch, shrimp, frog legs or combination dinners available. Serving 5 p.m. until sold out. Dine in or carry out. Info: 419-698-4411.

Block Watch #410 Raymer Area Meeting March 8, 6 p.m., 1301 Starr Ave. (United Church of Christ). Tentative speaker from the Better Business Bureau. Info: Block Watch Leader Jackie Kropaczewski at 419-697-1639 and leave a message.

Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., activities include: Kid Space (grades K-4), March 6, 4 p.m., featuring Wii and other games, snacks and more. Teen Space (grades 5-12), March 8, 4 p.m., featuring Wii and other games, snacks and more.

Lucas Co. Retired Teachers Assn. Meeting March 21 at noon at Stone Oak Country Club. Speaker will be Jerry Anderson, WTOL-TV news anchor. Toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, and toilet paper will be collected for donation to the Friendly Center of Toledo. Lunch menu includes Chicken Saltimbocca, Beef Brochettes or a vegetarian option. Note lunch choice and send check for $19 payable to LCRTA to Kathleen Brunt, 3460 Shadywood Circle, Lambertville, MI 48144 by March 14.

NASBLA Approved USCG Aux. Flotilla 16-15 “About Boating Safely Class March 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ottawa River Yacht Club, 5844 Edgewater Dr. $30 registration. Info/registration: Hank Wasilausky at 419-698-4122 or

“Financial Management for Your Business” seminar hosted by SCORE, a non-profit association whose purpose is to help business owners, April 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mercy Health building, 2200 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Advance reservations required. Info: 419-259-7598.

Fish Fry March 9, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy at Navarre. Featuring all-you-can-eat Alaskan walleye, dessert & beverage. Dine in or carry out. Kids’ meals available.

Theology with Toast meets the 2nd Wed. of the month at 10.a.m. at The Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn. On March 14, Fr. Chuck Denny will share "Stories From My Life as a Priest." Coffee & rolls at 9:30 a.m. Info: Alice 419-698-0405.

Red Cross Blood Drive, March 15, noon-6 p.m., Hope Community Church, 5650 Starr Ave.

St. Patty’s Day Reuben Sandwich Luncheon March 17, noon, VFW 9816 LakeShore Memorial VFW. Luncheon includes chips & pickles. Carryouts are available, Call ahead at 419-698-8178.

6th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction March 24, 4-7 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave., (corner of Starr Ave. Ext. and Stadium). Proceeds support cystic fibrosis and local missions.

Storytimes at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. include: Family Storytime (ages 2-7) will be held Mondays  through March 19, 7-7:30 p.m.; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) will be held Wed. through March 21,10:30-11 a.m.; Babytime Storytime for 1- and 2-year-olds Thurs. through March 22, 10:30-10:50 a.m. Registration required. 419-259-5250.

Vendors Wanted for Starr Elementary's 3rd Annual Mom's Night Out March 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail

Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society, 1133 Grasser St., hours include Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Docents will be available for tours during these times. Free (donations welcome).

Oregon Area Pastors Fellowship Pastors' Luncheon held the first Wed. of every month, 11:45 a.m., Tony Packo's, Front St.

Senior Book Discussion Group meets the first Fri. of the month at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. Books available at the library circulation desk. No registration required. Info: 419-259-5250.

Free English as a Second Language Classes Mon. & Wed. through May 23, Wynn Center, Room 208, 5224 Bayshore Rd. Info: 419-697-3450.

Wednesday Euchre Playing sponsored by Dunberger Post Color Guard, 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Public invited.

Maumee Bay Country Quilt Guild meets the 1st Tue. of every month at 6:45 p.m. in the Oregon Room, Mercy St. Charles Hospital. Guests welcome ($5 fee). Info: Joan Swartz at 419-691-2720.

Book Discussion Group meets every 3rd Tues., 1 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. 419-259-5250.

"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. $2.50 donation is suggested for seniors 60 & older; all others $5.32. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. 419-698-7078.

Sunoco Retirees meet for lunch the 1st Mon. of each month, 11:15 a.m., Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd. Reservations: Al McEwen 419-893-3075.

East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis meet the 2nd & 4th Mon. of the month at noon in the basement level at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. 419-693-4458.

Toastmasters Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tues. of each month, 6:30 p.m., Lake Michigan Room, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. Visitors welcome. Info: Julie at 419-836-5051/ Kathy at 419-836-8292.

First St. Mark’s Wednesday After School Program 4-6:30 p.m., 1121 Grasser St. Come for supper, snacks, speakers, and worship as well as fun and games. 419-693-7128

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner March 9, 4:30-7 p.m., Northwood Church of God, 1838 S. Coy Rd., (corner of Coy and Curtice roads). Kids’ meals available; under 4 eat free. Proceeds will go to Elmore CHOG Youth for International Youth Conventions).

Northwood VFW 2984 Fish Fry Fridays 5-8 p.m. Also serving steaks, chicken & shrimp. Karaoke 8 p.m.-midnight. Tacos Monday nights 4-7 p.m.; breakfast Sundays 9 a.m.-noon

Northwood VFW Ladies Auxiliary is selling cookbooks featuring 400 recipes for a donation of $15. Call 419-461-3255 or pick up on Fridays at 102 Andrus Rd.

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

All-You-Can-Eat Wild Game Dinner, March 10, 4 p.m. until sold out, Bono Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Main Street Wild game prepared from championship recipes will include buffalo, elk, deer, boar, muskrat, ostrich, smoked turkey, turtle soup, venison chili and more. (Chicken will also be available for the tame ones.) Carryouts available. The dinner is the annual fundraising for the Bono Baptist Church youth ministries. For tickets and info, call Brian at 419-392-0383.

Bowling Green
North Coast Concert & Big Bands Winter Concert March 4, 3 p.m., Bowling Green City Schools Performing Arts Center, which connects the high school (539 W. Poe Rd.) and middle school (1079 Fairview Ave.). Free. Building is handicapped-accessible.

St. Patrick’s Day All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast March 17, 7 a.m.-noon, Elmore Community Center, 401 Clinton St. 5K run will be held on the trail at 7 a.m. Silent auction will run through noon. Proceeds benefit Camp Sabroske.

Harris-Elmore Public Library Cash Basis Annual Financial Report for the year that ended Dec. 31, 2011 is available for inspection at the library, 328 Toledo St. Contact Julie Bergman, fiscal officer, at 419-862-2573 for an appointment.

Elmore Senior Center AARP Tax Help March 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, SR 51. Appointment required. Call 419-862-3874.

Preschool Storytimes Wed. at 11 a.m., Elmore Library. The library would like to offer evening storytimes. Call 419-862-2482 to express an interest. 

Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch served Tues. & Thurs. at noon. Reservations required by 10 a.m. the day before. Blood pressure & blood sugar checks the 4th Tues. of the month; bingo the 4th Tues. of the month after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874.

Elmore Golden Oldies Crocheting Class 2nd and 4th Tue. at 9:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, SR 51.

Red Cross Blood Drive March 5, noon-6 p.m., St. John United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St.

Genoa Christian Church Annual Beef n Noodle Dinner; March 10, 4-7 p.m., 415 Main St, Carryouts available at 4:30 p.m. Advance tickets recommended. Call 419-855-3978. Featuring homemade noodles, salad bar and desserts.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast March 25 and April 29 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Genoa American Legion Post 324, 302 West St. Menu includes pancake, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy.

Preschool Storytime Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Genoa Branch Library.

Genoa Senior Center AARP Tax Help March 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; March 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Appointment required by calling 419-855-4491.

Book Discussion Groups meet the 3rd Thurs. of the month at 9:30 a.m. & the 3rd Tues. at 7 p.m., Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. Call 419-855-3380 to reserve a book.

Genoa Senior Center 514 Main St., serves lunch Mon., Wed. & Fri., 11:30 a.m. (call 419-855-4491 for reservations). Card playing Mon. & Wed. at 12:30 p.m.; blood sugar checks offered the 3rd Wed. of the month; bingo Mon. at 9:30 a.m. Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St., hours are Fri. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes & small household items available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects.

Genoa Community Food Pantry Open monthly on the 3rd Thurs.3:30-5:30 p.m. and the following Saturday of the same week, 10 a.m. - noon. Serving those who are in Genoa School District. Proper ID and billing within the district address required. Pantry is located at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4th & Main. Info: 419-855-3575 or 855-8539.

Active Seniors invited to Meet & Eat at Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane. Lunches every weekday, educational & social programs, health assessments & more. Transportation and home-delivered meals available. 419-637-7947.

Lake Twp.
Ageless Wonders will meet March 8 for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Bull Dog Diner, 159 Superior St., Rossford. Info: Marcie Hundsrucker at 419-836-3811

St. Patrick’s Day Eve Jiggs Dinner March 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Lake Twp. Administration Building, 27975 Cummings Rd. Prepared by Lake. Twp. Police. Proceeds benefit the Lake Twp. Police Officers Assn.

Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by the fire department auxiliary every 3rd Mon. of the month, 5-7 p.m., Fire Station 1, 4505 Walbridge Rd.

Euchre Tournament March 10, 7 p.m. Luckey American Legion Post #240, 335 Park Dr. Food & registration begin at 6 p.m. Open to 18 and older. Concessions and soft drinks available for sale. Registration fee $5. Proceeds support Legion & Auxiliary programs and help toward the upkeep of the post home.

Red Cross Blood Drive March 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by Luckey Ecumenical Council at Luckey American Legion, 335 Park Dr.

Free Meal 4th Mon. of each month, American Legion Post 240, 335 Park Dr. Serving 5-7 p.m.

Food Pantry open to the public the last Wed. of the month, 1-3 p.m. & the last Thurs. of the month 6-8 p.m., Main St. & Krotzer Ave. Contact local church offices for info.

About Boating Safely (ABS) Class March 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion Post #320, 204 Illinois Ave. Presented by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Mandatory by law for Ohio residents born after 1/1/82 operating a watercraft with a motor 10 hp or higher. $35 registration fee. Info/registration: Dale Steinfurth at 419-536-2628 or Terry Cleary at 419-367-0222 or

American Czech and Slovak Dance Club Dance March 25, 2-6 p.m., at the Millbury Fire Hall. Music by Hank Haller. Food, pastries and refreshments will be available. Donations of pastries appreciated. No other carry-ins are permitted.

Steak Dinner Fundraiser April 28, 4-7:30 p.m., Lake Twp. Administration Bldg., 27975 Cummings Rd. Advance tickets $10) available by calling 419-466-4785 or 419-862-3568. Limited tickets at the door. Proceeds will be used to pay expenses to bring members of the WWII 202nd Combat Engineers, Company B to Perrysburg in June.

Oak Harbor
Mid-County EMT Assn. Spaghetti Dinner March 18, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. or sold out, St. Paul’s UCC (corner of Toussaint and Ottawa streets). Kids’ meals available. Meal includes spaghetti, salad, bread and assorted desserts. Dine in or carry out. Matching funds by Thrivent Financial for Lutheran.

Food for Thought Food Pantry at Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel, 11805 W. SR 105, the last Wed. of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. Info: 419-707-3664.

Fish Fry Fridays during Lent, 4-8 p.m., American Legion Post #114, 221 Park St. Featuring Lake Erie yellow perch. Dinners and sandwiches available. Dine in or carry out.

St. Paddy’s Day Celebration featuring Sound of Sorgenbrecher March 17, 8 p.m.-midnight, American Legion Hall Tickets are $20 and include beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks and chicken or beef sandwich. Advance tickets available at the hall 9 a.m.-noon daily. 21 and older.

Eastwood Local Schools Senior Citizens Brunch March 25, 12:30 p.m. Doors open at noon. After brunch, which is free, a matinee of the spring musical, “Footloose” will be presented at 2 p.m. Show tickets are $10. Those wishing to attend are asked to make reservations by calling Kathy Loomis at 419-833-3611 by March 16.

Pemberville Area Senior Center at Bethlehem Lutheran Church provides programs & activities for adults 60 & over. Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. M-F. Lunch served at noon.

Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church open M-Th,11 a.m.-2 p.m. (excluding holidays). Open to Eastwood School District residents. ID & proof of residency required. Info available at Pemberville churches.

TOPICS Camera Club Meeting March 7, 7 p.m., Way Public Library. Sharon Cummings will give a presentation entitled, "Creative How-To's." Visitors welcome. Info: 

Port Clinton
Bowl for a Good Cause & a Good Time to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life March 11, 1-4 p.m., Harbor Lanes, 311 Buckeye Blvd. Bowlers of all skill levels invited. Free open bowling on sponsored lanes not in use. To sponsor a lane, contact Kathy or Tom Pratt at 419-635-2108.

All Saints Parish’s Original Chicken Paprikas Dinner March 11, noon-4 p.m. or until sold out in the McAlear Center,

628 Lime City Road. Drive through or carry out. Full- and half-chicken dinners available.

Free Community Meals sponsored by People Feeding People will be offered the 3rd Monday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the parish hall of Stony Ridge Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike. Open to everyone. Info: Nancy K. 419-460-1698 or Jodie H. 419-654-8879 or email pfpministries

Walbridge Centennial Committee meets the second Tues. of each month at 6:30 p.m. Village of Walbridge hall. Next meeting is March 13.

Chicken Paprikas Dinner March 17, 5-7 p.m., Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St. Includes salad, roll and butter and dessert.

Fish Fry & Flea Market every Friday, 5-8 p.m., St. Jerome Church.

Family Storytimes for children of all ages Tues. 11 a.m., Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St. Free. 419-666-9900.

Woodville Historical Society Meeting March 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street Museum. Program "Making Ties with Historic Ohio Tribes" will be presented by Stacia Kuceyeski, manager, Education Partnerships and Outreach Department, Ohio Historical Society. Program is free. Guests welcome.

Woodville Senior Center offers lunch M-F, 11:30 a.m. (call 419-849-3636 for reservations). Home delivery also available.




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