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As a service to our community, Bulletin Board items are published at no cost, as space permits. The Press makes no guarantee that items submitted will be published. To ensure publication of events/news items, please speak to one of our advertising representatives at 419-836-2221. A complete listing of events is available at

Summer Reading Club Finale Aug. 1, 4 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. Participants who have read at least four hours during the summer are invited to celebrate with pizza, a photo booth, and other fun activities. Open to all ages.

Rummage & Bake Sale Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Martin Luther Lutheran Church, corner of Nevada and Arden Place. Featuring clothing, household items, glassware and more.

Block Watch 420-C has changed the meeting day to the fourth Tues. of every month at 6 p.m. at Martin Luther Lutheran Church Nevada St.

“Dying to Love…Domestic Violence and the Men Against It” Self-Improvement Workshop, Aug. 9, 6 p.m., Frederick Douglass Community Association 1001 Indiana Ave. The workshop will bring the voice of men who want the cycle of domestic violence and the mindset that produces it to end. Free to the public. All advocates of victims are invited to be a part of the discussion. Info: 419-322-5107.

Woodlawn Walkers program runs through Oct. 3. A two-mile walk of the historic cemetery is held each Wed. at 9 a.m. Participants will receive a walking log to keep track of progress. No registration or fee. Info: 419-472-2186 or

Block Watch 410-N Meeting Aug. 27, 6:30-8 p.m., 2075 Kelsey Ave. Guest speaker from the Board of Community Relations.

Christmas in July Craft & Gift Show sponsored by People Who Care of Ohio to benefit The Salvation Army, Cherry Street Mission and Humane Ohio through food donations, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola, Holland. Free admission & parking, prizes, raffles, food, special free gifts for children, plus Mom to Mom Sale.

For info, email or call 419-320-8631.    

Crafters Needed for a craft show Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the gym at Good Shepherd, Nevada and Utah streets. Call Cathy Townsend at 419-836-9082 for table info and applications.

Zak Morgan Program, July 30, sponsored by the Oregon Branchy Library, 1-1:45 p.m., Oregon Children’s Area. A cross between Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, Morgan’s unique brand of children’s music delivers songs and poems with a charm that inspires and tickles the funny bone. Sponsored by the Directions Community Credit Union and the Library Legacy Foundation.

Theology with Toast meets the 2nd Wed. of every month, 10 a.m. at The Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S. Wynn Rd. On Aug. 8, Germaine Kirk will present, “Catholic Charities-What's it all About?” Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. Info: Alice at 419-698-0405.

Petition Signing for the Removal of Oregon School Board Members Diana Gadus and Carol-Ann Molnar every Monday in July from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sonny Berry’s Bayshore Supper Club, 5307 Bayshore Rd.

Spaces Available for Attic Treasures Lawn Sale Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Historic Brandville Museum Complex, 1133 Grasser St. Rain date Sept. 15. Info: 419-691-7193.

Crafters Wanted for a craft fair Oct. 6 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. Info: Joan at 419-693-4955.

Storytimes being offered at the Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., include Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 Wed. through July 25, 10:30-11 a.m. and Babytime Storytime for ages 1-2 with a caregiver Thurs. through July 26, 10:30-10:50 a.m. No registration required. Info: 419-259-5250.

Community Vacation Bible School Aug. 6-10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the community room at Piccadilly East, 2750 Pickle Rd. Open to children entering 2nd-6th grade. Theme: Surfin’ God’s Word. For info, call 419-691-5731 or 419-693-2445.

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

Attic Treasures Lawn Sale Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Historic Brandville School/Museum Complex, 1133 Grasser St. Spaces available. Info: 419-691-7193.

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 Aug. 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library. Seniors are invited to join the group which meets the first Fri. of most months. A copy of the book can be picked up at the circulation desk. The next title is The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall.

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.

Jerusalem Twp.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry, open 2nd Wed. of every month, 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

Elmore Kiwanis Trip to the Mud Hens game vs. the Columbus Clippers Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. The Kiwanis have a block of 100 tickets for the game, which will include fireworks the opportunity for kids to run the bases. Tickets are $12 and are available by calling Dick Kuhlman at 419-862-2417, Georgiana Huizenga at 419-862-3533 or emailing by Aug. 15.

Preschool Storytimes Wed. at 11 a.m., Elmore Library.

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 Tues. at 9:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, SR 51.

Members of Genoa High School Class of 1992 are planning a reunion and are looking for class members. Email with information.

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

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.
Farmer’s Market Wednesdays 5 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Township Administration Building.

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.

Ageless Wonders of Lake Township will be dining out Aug. 8 at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon, The group will meet there at 5 p.m. Reservations have been made for “Ageless Wonders.” Info: 419-836-3811.

Block Party Aug. 8, 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, corner of Maple & Lynn streets. The fair, themed “Renaissance Fair,” will include several kids’ games from the medieval era, a costume parade, bountiful banquet, door prizes and more. Free.

Village of Lindsey Farmer's Market runs the 2nd Saturday of each month through October, 9 a.m.-noon in the village park on Main Street. Open to vendors who wish to sell baked goods, crafts, produce, plants. Fee is $5 for unlimited space. Info: 419-665-2045.

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.

Chicken BBQ Aug. 5, 11 a.m. until sold out, St. Peter Lutheran Church (Blackberry), 17877 W. SR 579. Featuring BBQ chicken, cole slaw, applesauce, baked potato, corn (if available), rolls and dessert. Half and quarter chicken dinners available. Dine in or carry out.

Vendors Needed for a Trunk Sale at St. Peter’s U.C.C., 28505 Main St. (across from the post office) Aug. 17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Reserve a parking space for $5. Fill and sell out of your vehicle trunk. Info: 419-836-3243 (leave a message with contact info).

Oak Harbor
Farmer's Market July 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Flat Iron Park in downtown. Featuring produce vendors, along with crafts, flowers, candles and more. The Ottawa Co. Humane Society will be doing a dog wash on Main Street behind the park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with all proceeds benefiting the shelter. Parking available on Toussaint Street, St. Paul UCC, VFW, and Rite Aid parking lots.

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.

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, 220 Cedar St. 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.

Owens Community College Community Band begins its 2012-2013 musical season Aug. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 111 of the Fine & Performing Arts Center on the Owens Campus. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5 p.m. except when the college is closed for vacation. Performances held Sunday afternoons in the Owens Theater. The band is comprised of Owens students, faculty, and area community members. Community band musicians are invited to participate at no cost. Email for more information.

Port Clinton
Ohio Star Quilters Guild “Quilt Regatta” Quilt Show, July 20-21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 900 S. Jefferson St. Come see local quilters in action, watch demonstrations and shop local vendors. Info:

Life Chapel 1st Annual Market Day. Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Life Chapel, 30470 Lemoyne Rd. Vendors will be selling art, jewelry, baked goods, crafts, fresh produce and more. Parents are invited to stop by Lilly's Closet and select free back-to-school clothes. All clothes are slightly used but in great condition. Info:

Walbridge Centennial Committee meets the second Tues. of each month at 6:30 p.m. Village of Walbridge hall.

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

Free Computer Classes at Woodville Public Library, 101 East Main St., include Basic Computer Classes Mondays & Wednesdays, Aug. 6, 8, 13, & 15, 9:30-11 a.m.; Word Processing Classes - Monday & Wednesday Aug. 13 & 15, 1-2:30 p.m. For info or to register, call 419-849-2744 or register online at

Summer Storytimes for Preschoolers, Wed. at 9 a.m. throughout June and July, Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St.

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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