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Free mammograms
ProMedica Cancer Institute, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital Women’s Services and Toledo Radiologic Associates will offer free mammograms June 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital Women’s Services Port Clinton, 1854 Perry St., Suite 400.

Walk-ins are welcome. There are a limited number of appointments available. To schedule an appointment, call 419-734-8080.

From Gray to Pink
As the number of at-risk individuals for breast cancer increases among seniors, the need for breast cancer-specific education is vital. As health care becomes increasingly complex to access and comprehend, more and more seniors are not receiving the care they need, nor are they taking advantage of the resources available in their communities. From Gray to Pink is a free program consisting of four separate workshops on breast cancer-specific education. The sessions will be held Tuesdays, June 12 through to July 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 North Main St., Bowling Green.

The program, targeted toward senior breast cancer survivors and seniors at risk of breast cancer, will discuss breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; breast cancer genetics; reconstructive surgery and occupational and physical therapy and healthy living and nutrition.  Breast cancer survivors will also speak and share their experiences.

A pilot program funded by the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and this workshop will be a component of a community grant proposal submitted later this year.

Attendees are invited to bring a spouse, sibling, and child or other support person.

For more information, contact Brian Fink, project coordinator, at 419-383-4817 or by email at

To register for these sessions, call the Program Department at Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. at 419-353-5661.

NO Father’s Day
It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer, and Humane Ohio has a plan to “Beat the Heat.”

Due to popular demand, the group is once again offering its “Beat the Heat” promotion and will spay female cats for a limited time for the special rate of $20. The special rate applies to anyone in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan.

And, since male cats are half of the cat overpopulation problem and play a role in the birth of unwanted litters, Humane Ohio also plans to celebrate “NO Father’s Day” and will neuter male cats during June for $20. The promotion is also available to anyone in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan and is based on availability.

“Our NO Father’s Day promotion is a good opportunity to remind pet parents how important it is to neuter male pets,” said Dr. Kelly Rada, Humane Ohio Medical Director “People naturally think to spay females because they’re the ones who have the litters, but male animals are just as guilty of contributing to pet overpopulation as the females are.

“Both promotions are a great way for us to help even more cat owners in need of financial assistance because we reduce our normal low-cost rate even further during these promotions, and they’re a good way for us to help pets since spaying and neutering can have health benefits and eliminate or reduce bad behaviors associated with breeding,” she added.

Visit for more information or call 419-266-5607 to schedule an appointment. Clients must mention “Beat the Heat” or “NO Father’s Day.”

Summer reading program
“Dream Big, Read,” is the theme of the 2012 summer reading club at the Genoa Branch Library.

Children who read or are read to for 500 minutes between June 11 and July 31 will receive a t-shirt courtesy of Diversified Insurance.

The library will offer a storytime for preschoolers Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and a program for elementary-age children Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. Programs will include stories, snacks and/or crafts.

Teens can also read for prizes and adults will have the chance to enter prize drawings.

For more information, call the library at 419-855-3380. The library is located at 602 West St., Genoa.

Dream Big – Read
Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the Walbridge Branch Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Dream Big-Read.”

Registration will be accepted throughout June and July. Children and their families are encouraged to visit the library often to report their reading progress, earning points and prizes that include a one-day pass to the Wood County Fair.

In addition, the library invites families to “Big Dipper Storytimes” Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Participants are invited to practice reading and science skills with a reading buddy at “STEM in the Starlight” programs offered Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

All programs are free of charge. For more information, visit the library at 108 N. Main St. or call 419-666-9900.

Sobriety checkpoint results
Northwood Police, in conjunction with the Lucas County DUI Task Force, conducted a sobriety checkpoint May 26 in the 2500 block of Woodville Road (SR 51).

During the five-hour operation, 643 vehicles were checked and 32 were diverted for further investigation. Police made one arrest for an outstanding warrant and an arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia and issued citations on the following charges:

• No operator’s license/driving under suspension (3);

• Seatbelt violations (2);

• Child restraint violations (2);

• Expired license plates (2);

• Equipment violations (2).

Women’s Connection
All area women are invited to attend the “Wedding Memories”  luncheon and program sponsored by the Toledo East Women’s Connection June 14 at the Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman St., Oregon.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the noon luncheon and program that will include a presentation by Brooke Schulte on how wedding and other memories can be made at Nazareth Hall. In addition, Cody Connelly, of Oregon, will provide musical entertainment and Elaine Kitchin, of Midway, Ohio, will speak on “Trading in Control for Commitment.”

The price is $10.50 all inclusive. For reservations, call Dorothy at 419-691-9611 or Marilyn at 419-666-1633.

Flag collection
The Exchange club of Greater Maumee Bay, VFW Post 4906, Boy Scout Troop 57 and the Toledo Fire Department are sponsoring a collection for old, torn and faded flags June 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Corner, 2161 Consaul St., Toledo.

Flags collected will be properly retired.

Gazebo dedication
A ceremony to dedicate a gazebo in memory of the victims of the June 5, 2010 tornado will be held June 5 at 7 p.m. at Millbury Veterans Memorial Park, 28311 Fostoria Rd., Millbury.

The gazebo will be dedicated in tribute to Bailey Bowman, Kathleen Hammitt, Ted Kranz, Irwin Welling and Mary, Ryan and Hayden Walters.

Safety Town signups
Registration is being accepted for the Safety Town program being offered Aug. 6 to 10 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Walbridge Elementary School.

The safety program is open to children living in the Lake Local School District who will be 5 years old by Aug. 1. Registration forms are available at the Lake Township Police Department. The $15 registration fee covers a snack, educational materials and a shirt.

For more information, call Jenny Lowe at 419-290-1418 or Officer Steve Poiry at 419-838-6651.

Kindergarten screening
Woodmore Elementary School will hold the final kindergarten screening before the 2012-2013 school year June 28.

To be added to the screening list, call the elementary at 419-862-1070, ext. 204. Screenings are essential for enrollment.




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