Veterans Day Open House
Perrysburg Commons, 10542 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, will host a Veterans Day Open House and Complimentary Breakfast Monday, Nov. 11 from 7-9 a.m.
A flag ceremony will be presented at 9 a.m. by Schaller Legion Veterans. Veterans interested in attending may RSVP to Susan Snoddy, director of Admissions and Marketing at 419-874-1931 or
Area women are invited to attend the “Fall Fantasy Fashion Frolic” luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection Thurs. Nov. 14 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.
Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon and buffet. Betty Hill, owner of Change of Season shop in Perrysburg, will present a fashion show of fall and holiday fashions. Karen Burkhart, from Columbus, will provide special music and will also share, “Breaking Up With Approval Seeking.”
The price is $10.50, all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.
Poinsettia sale fundraiser
A Poinsettia Sale to benefit Humane Society of Ottawa County is being held through Nov. 24.
Poinsettias are available in three sizes – 4.5 inches with three to four blooms for $5; 6.5 inches with five to eight blooms for $10; 7-inch with eight-12 blooms for $15. Flowers are available in white, red, pink and marble. Poinsettias will be purchased from Bench’s Greenhouse & Nursery in Elmore.
Order forms are available at the shelter, located at 2424 E Sand Rd., Port Clinton. Orders will be ready for pickup Saturday, Dec. 7 –the same day Santa Photos are being offered at the shelter.
Richards family fundraiser
A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Jim Richards family will be held Nov. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge (corner of SR 20 and SR 163).
Funds raised and donations will be used for medical and funeral expenses following the home explosion in Stony Ridge Sept. 17.
A freewill donation will be accepted for the meal. Those who cannot attend may send donations to The Richards Family Fundraiser, St. John’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 279, Stony Ridge, OH 43463. Supplemental funding will be provided by the Wood County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
For more information, contact the church office at 419-837-5115. Organizers thank Meijer, Hirzel Farms and Sunrise Restaurant for their donations.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, a free Thanksgiving Dinner will be served to Ottawa and Sandusky County residents and other members of the community.
The dinner will be served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Woodmore High School cafeteria, 633 Fremont St., Elmore.
The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, homemade pumpkin pie and desserts, and a beverage.
This is the fourth year for the Free Thanksgiving Dinner, which is sponsored by local churches, businesses and community organizations, with the support of the many volunteers who help make it a success. Last year, more than 300 people attended. This year, organizers are expecting about 400 people.
Those who are able are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods to support local food pantries, and unwrapped toys to give to Toys For Tots.
Anyone who would like to donate their time for this event, please contact Robin Hindall at
Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo, will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
There will be no classes and the college offices will be closed for business. Classes will resume and administrative offices will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 12.