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Rummage Sale April 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and April 5, 9 a.m.-noon, Calvin United Church of Christ, 1946 Bakewell.

Rummage Sale April 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; April 4, 9 a.m.-noon (Bag Day), Memorial U.C.C., corner of Starr and Plymouth.

Park Church Rummage Sale April 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and April 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Park Congregational Church, 1456 Harvard Blvd. Refreshments available. No early sales.

Puppeteer Joyce Davis Presents “Queen Midas and the Golden Touch” program April 4, 4 p.m., Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave. All kids are welcome.

Card Party April 8 at noon, First St. John Lutheran Church, 2471 Seaman St. Admission includes lunch. Men and women welcome. For reservations, call 419-691-5506 or 419-691-7222.

“Give Hope a Hand,”– Turning Victims into Survivors event, in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 8, 8:30-11:30 a.m., UT Health and Science Campus, Mulford Library Bldg. at UT Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Ave. Speaker, info on victim service providers from a wide variety of programs and agencies.

“Extreme Couponing with the Frugalicious Diva” April 8, 6-8 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Couponer Latisha Williams, will present the fundamentals of Extreme Couponing including terms, couponing rules, tips and tricks. The class is geared toward beginners, but is a great refresher course for current couponers. Free. Refreshments provided. Info: 419-259-5310.

Spaghetti Dinner and Craft Show April 9, 4-7 p.m., East Toledo Senior Activities Center (Navarre Park Shelterhouse), 1001 White St. Dinner includes spaghetti with or without meat, salad, garlic toast and beverage. Homemade baked goods and craft items for sale. Discount presale tickets available by calling 419-691-2254.

“Social Security - Retirement Strategies and What You Really Need to Know” program April 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St. Learn about filing online, creating a Social Security account, how to get real retirement estimates and more from a Social Security employee. Free. Refreshments provided. Info: 419-259-5310.

Lenten Fish Fries Fridays through April 18, 5-7 p.m., Epiphany of the Lord Parish – St. Thomas Aquinas, 729 White St. Featuring Alaskan pollock, scalloped potatoes, green beans or corn, cole slaw or salad, roll and butter, coffee and homemade desserts. Kids’ meals and carryouts available. Info: 419-698-1519.

Open-Late Dinners, served seven days a week, 4-7 p.m., Ashland Baptist Church, 2350 Starr Ave. Open to anyone in the community. Featuring soup, bread and a beverage in March and April. Freewill offerings accepted but not expected.

Waite High School, class of 1964 50th Class Reunion May 9 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg. Invitations were recently mailed. Those who did not receive an invitation may email or call 419-215-4394.

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mondays from 7-8 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St. Weigh-ins from 6-6:45 p.m. Yearly membership is $28. Weekly dues 50 cents. Call Judy at 419-691-8033 or come to a free meeting. Everyone welcome.

Block Watch 410-N for the East Toledo Old Heffner School Area meets every 4th Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 2075 Kelsey Ave. Residents who live within the boundaries of Starr, the RR tracks (Belt Street), Dearborn and Lemert, Seaman to the I-280 Bridge and any surrounding neighbors/ business owners are also welcome.

Block Watch 420-C Meeting Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 601 Nevada, the 4th Thurs. of every month from 6-7:30 p.m.

VFW Post #2510 offers Friday-night dinners from 4-7 p.m. Public welcome. Meetings are held Tues. at 7 p.m.; Men’s Auxiliary meets the 1st Tues. and Ladies Auxiliary meets the 4th Tues.

Waite High School Alumni from the Class of 1951, meet the 2nd Mon. of every month. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-693-6060.

Musicians are invited to Jam Sessions Wednesdays, 7 p.m., VFW 3338, South Avenue and Airport Highway. Open to the public.


Open-Late Dinners, served seven days a week, 4-7 p.m., Ashland Baptist Church, 2350 Starr Ave. Open to anyone in the community. Featuring soup, bread and a beverage in March and April. Freewill offerings accepted but not expected.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Supper April 2, 4-7 p.m., Little Sisters of the Poor auditorium, 930 Wynn Rd. Carryouts available at 3 p.m.

Oregon Fest 2Ol4 Planning Meeting April 3, 6:30 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3304 Dustin Rd. Open to all groups and individuals. Visit for applications and enter contests that begin and end prior to the Fest.

Fish Fry April 4, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S Coy Rd. at Navarre. Dessert included. Dine in or carry out.

Theology with Toast will meet April 9, 10 a.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Fr. Robert Barron will present “Catholicism DVD Series." Coffee and rolls 9:30 a.m. For info, call Alice 419-698-0405.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, April 12, 4-6 p.m., First St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1121 Grasser St. Includes salad, dessert and beverage. Kids’ meals available. Dine in or carry out. 50/50 raffle. Building is wheelchair-accessible. For details, call 419-693-4578.

Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd., announces the following programs: Preschool Storytime meets Wednesdays through April 9 at 10 a.m.; Babytime Storytime meets Thursdays through April 10 at 10 a.m.; Saturday Surprise drop-in activity programs Saturdays through April 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Catholics Returning Home, a six-week series that will provide informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking answers about returning to the church, will meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. beginning April 23 in the Family Life Center at St. Ignatius Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd. Info: Carol at 419-691-3562 or the Parish Office at 419-693-1150.

Theology with Toast, meets every 2nd Wed. of the month at 10 a.m. at Little Sisters of the Poor, 930 S Wynn Rd. Coffee and rolls at 9:30 a.m. For info, call Alice at 419-698-0405.

Senior Book Discussion Group meets the 1st Thursday of most months, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Oregon Branch Library, 3340 Dustin Rd. No registration is required. Books are available at the library circulation desk for extended check-out. For info, call 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.

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/Allen at 419-270-7683 or visit and click on “Great Eastern Club.”


Fish Fry every Fri., 5-7:45 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984. Featuring fish, steaks, shrimp and chicken. Public welcome.

Beginners Bible Study for Teens & Young Adults, Sundays, 5 p.m., Northwood 7th-day Adventist Church, 2975 East Point Blvd. Everyone welcome. Info: or 419-698-5100.

Jerusalem Twp.

Trustees Meet the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at 6 p.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

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


Cooley Canal Yacht Club 12th Annual Wild Game Feed April 12, 4 p.m. until done, 12235 Bono Rd. Featuring muskrat, deer, beaver, fish, hog, buffalo and more. Big raffle. For info, call Leonard Smalley at 419-855-1020.

Lenten Fish Fries every Friday through Lent (April 18), Cooley Canal Yacht Club, 12235 Bono Rd. Serving from 4-7 p.m. Featuring perch baskets. Perch and walleye dinners will be sold Good Friday. Carryouts available. New members welcome; applications for dock spaces are being accepted.


Harris Elmore Fire Dept. 1st Annual Reverse Raffle April 25. $4,000 cash prize will be awarded. For info, call Chief Jim Wilburn at 419-466-4412.

Elmore Book Discussion Group meets the fourth Thurs. of the month at 11 a.m. at the Elmore Library. Call 419-862-2482 for info. Storytime for Preschool-Age Children Wed. at 11 a.m. Call the library at 419-862-2482 for more info.

Cash Basis Annual Financial Report for Harris-Elmore Public Library for 2013 is available for inspection at the library, 328 Toledo St. Call Julie Bergman, fiscal officer, at 419-862-2573 for an appointment.

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 Conservation Club Trap Shooting every Wed. from 6-9 p.m. and every Sat. from 5-9 p.m. Questions: 419-392-1112.


Psychic & Health Fair/Event, Days Inn, 3701 N. SR 53, April 5, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Six psychics/mediums, more than 10 vendors. Admission $4. Info: 419-377-2403.

Book Sale, Birchard Public Library Book Sale, 423 Croghan St. Open to members of the Friends of the Library April 16, 5-8 p.m., and to the public April 17 10 a.m.-8 p.m., April 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and April 19 am.-1 p.m. (fill a bag for $3)


All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast featuring pancakes & sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, March 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Genoa Legion Hall, 302 West St. Children’s meals available. Dine in or carry out. Legion hall available for rent. Call Tom at 419-460-3265 for rental info.

Tiki Warriors Relay For Life Night at Rayz Café, 608 Main St., April 5, 7-10 p.m. Portion of the proceeds will benefit Relay for Life of Ottawa County. Entertainment by Barney Freeman.

202nd Combat Engineers Fundraiser WWII Easter Bake Sale April 11-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Miller’s New Market. For info, call Linda Schlipf at 419-855-6207.

Christian Moms’ Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month through May at Our Lady of Lourdes. The group is open to all moms who desire encouragement and support in the vocation of motherhood. For info, contact Patti Greenhill at 419-862-0128 or email

Tail Waggin' Tutors Therapy Dogs visit the Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St. the 3rd Wed. of the month from 4-5 p.m. Children may practice their oral reading skills by reading aloud to the dogs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Genoa Library.

Genoa Branch Library, 602 West St., storytimes for preschool-age children are held Tues. at 11 a.m.; Morning Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Thurs. of the month at 9:30 a.m.; Evening Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Tues. of the month at 7 p.m.; Adult Craft Classes offered the 1st Mon. of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call the library at 419-855-3380 to register.

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 2nd 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 address within the district required. Pantry is located at Christ Community Church, 303 West 4th St. Info: 419-855-8539 or 419-341-0913.


Bookworms Book Club will meet the last Thurs. of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Gibsonburg Branch of Birchard Library. The Bookworms will meet for light refreshments and good discussion about a book that members chose at the prior meeting. For info or to reserve a copy of the book, call 419-637-2173.

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

Spring Craft Bazaar & Bake Sale, April 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lutheran Meadows Apartments, 100 Meadow Lane. Featuring crafts, baked goods, a raffle with prizes that include afghans, a quilt and more.


Easter Egg Hunt & Activities for children 10 and under April 12, 10-11:30 a.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1700 Walker St. (Graytown Road). Ages 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For info, call 419-287-4411 or email

Lake Twp.

Ageless Wonders of Lake Township will be going out to dinner April 9. Group will meet at 5 p.m. at Bayside Boardwalk,
2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Reservation has been made for "Ageless Wonders".

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 April 12, Luckey American Legion Hall, 335 Park Dr. Food and registration at 6 p.m.; tournament begins at 7 p.m. Open to ages 18 and older. Concessions and soft drinks available. BYOB. Registration fee $5. Proceeds support Legion and Auxiliary programs and help toward the upkeep of the post home. This is the last tournament of the season.

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.


Spring Rummage Sale April 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and April 26, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph’s Community Center in St. Joseph’s School, 120 West Broadway (use the back entrance, in the alley off Allen Street). On Saturday, clothing will be $2 per brown bag; half-price on other items.


Easter Egg Hunt, April 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, SR 795. Open to ages 3-12. The event will also feature storytimes and prizes.

Oak Harbor

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.


Lake Erie Perch Dinners April 4 and 18, Pemberville American Legion, Serving from 4:30-7 p.m. Three- and five-piece meals available with baked potato or fries, cole slaw or applesauce and roll and butter. Homemade pie available. Dine in or carry out.

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.


2nd Annual Spring Shopping Expo to benefit the Perrysburg Christians United Food Pantry, April 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike. Featuring more than 60 local crafters and direct sales vendors. Vendors and guests are asked to bring items to support the Perrysburg Christians United Food Pantry serving Wood County. Free admission and parking.

Port Clinton

Striking Out Cancer hosted by Pam’s Peeps Relay for Life team in Ottawa County April 6, 1-4 p.m., Star Lanes at the Harbor Bowling Alley, 311 Buckeye Blvd. Open to groups and individuals. Raffles, silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, kids’ activities and more. $100 sponsors a lane for five persons to bowl. Lanes not used by sponsors are open to others who may bowl for a donation. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For info or to sponsor a lane, call Kathy Pratt at 419-967-0656.


Country Breakfast April 5, 8-11 a.m., Athens Missionary Baptist Church, 101 Breckman St. Featuring country biscuits and gravy, potatoes, bacon and sausage, scrambled eggs, beverage. Minimum $5 donation. Proceeds benefit building fund.

Euchre Tournament April 5, 1 p.m. till finished, Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St. $10 entry fee includes lunch. Cash prizes for first, second and third place. Fourth-place finish wins free entry into next tournament. No smoking and no food or drink may be brought in. Sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary.

Fish Fries every Friday during Lent (through April 18), 5-8 p.m., in the parish hall at St. Jerome, 300 Warner St. Featuring Lake Erie yellow perch, shrimp and salad bar. Info: 419-666-2857 or

Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St., offers the following programs: Family Storytime Tues. at 11 a.m.; Arts & Crafts for kids of all ages Wed. at 4 p.m. Fiction Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Mon. at 1 p.m.; Mystery Book Club meets the 4th Mon. at 1 p.m.; Inspiration Book Club meets the 1st Thurs. at 1 p.m. For info, call 419-666-9900 or visit


Woodville Township Trustees will hold their regular meetings in 2014 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Office at the Woodville Township Fire Station, 321 East Main St.

Cookbook Club will meet April 2, 7 p.m., Woodville Library. Topic: “Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier” by Ree Drummond. Other upcoming events include Windows 8 Basic Computer Classes Tue. and Thurs. April 8, 10, 15 and 17, 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required (419-849-2744); Easter Crafts April 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (no registration required); Movie Matinee April 26, 1 p.m.

Woodville Public Library, 101 E. Main St., Storytimes, Mondays, 7 p.m., featuring stories and crafts. Lego Club (grades K-6), meets the 1st Sat. of the month from 10-11 a.m..; KidzArt (grades K-6) meets the 1st Sat. of the month from 11-11:45 a.m. Info: 419-849-2744 or




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