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Hack a Snack at the Library, Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave., March 28, 4 p.m. School-age children are invited to stop in at the library and discover easy ways to turn an ordinary snack into something extraordinary.

Glass City Singles Romp Stomping Hillbilly Western Hoe Down & Blue Jeans Ball March 28, 8 p.m.-midnight, Holland Gardens, Holland, Ohio. $8 admission.

Nightingales Harvest 5K Walk/Run to benefit cancer families March 29, 9 a.m., University of Toledo Medical Center Campus, 3000 Arlington Ave. Open registration starts at 7 a.m. Online registration open until March 27 at midnight at Teams and individuals welcome.

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.

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.

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. Freewillofferings 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.


PERI Chapter #93 Meeting March 27, 1 p.m., Oregon Fire Station #2, 1102 S. Wheeling St. Speaker, business meeting, refreshments and fellowship. All PERI retirees welcome.

Crafters Sought for Fassett Middle School 8th Annual Spring Show March 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Handmade and/or embellished craft items only. For rental info, email

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 March 28, 4-7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 798 S Coy Rd. at Navarre. Dessert included. Dine in or carry out. Kids’ meals available. Info: 419-691-9400.

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.”


Monthly Government Food Distribution for eligible city residents March 26, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Josie Reinhart Community Center, located behind the Northwood Municipal Building (Parking Lot C), 6000 Wales Rd.

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.


Annual Spring Rummage Sale March 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ($2 Bag Day), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1105 Elliston Rd. (off SR 2). For info, call 419-836-7681.


Gulburger Nite 2014 March 27, 4-7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Seaman & Yondota roads. Advance tickets only. Call 419-691-1918.

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.


Bono Baptist Church will host New Destiny Quartet March 22 at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Call 419-836-3909 for more information. Visit for a sample.


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.


Men on a Mission, presented by Men Empowered to Affect Lives, March 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Pontifex, 416 W. State St. (old post office). Skits, food, testimonies and comedy. For info, call Jim Young at 419-250-0937.

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)


Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto prepared by the family of Phil Tersigni March 29, 4-7 p.m. in the church hall, 204 Main St. Featuring spaghetti and homemade meatballs, garlic bread, salad bar with homemade dressings, beverage and dessert. Dine in or carry out. Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling Kathy Witt at 419-262-1333.

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.

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.


”Vendors sought for Garage/Bake Sale March 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Gibsonburg American Legion Hall, 300 S. Main St. Call Marianne at 419-855-4190 or Julie at 419-637-7012.

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.


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

Free Family Movie Night & Popcorn Elliston Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St., featuring “Frozen” March 28 at 7 p.m.

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.


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.

Oak Harbor

Table Sale, March 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 165 N Toussaint St. More than 20 vendors including home-based businesses, canned salsa and pizza sauce sold by the church youth group, music CDs and more. Three pianos, which need a little work will be sold. Concessions available. For table rental or other info, call Jackie Timmons at 419-898-2045.

Carroll Twp. Fire & EMS Pancake Breakfast, March 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Carroll Twp. Hall, 11080 W. Toussaint E. Rd.

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.


Book Discussion presented by new Patriot group, Maumee Valley Defenders of Liberty (MVDoL) March 27, 6:30-8 p.m. in the meeting rooms at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. Topic: Hillsdale

College professor Dr. Terrance Moore's book "Story Killers" (about the damaging effects of Common Core). Sue Larimer and Tina Henhold will host the view of the Common Core Standards in our schools. Free and open to the community.

Port Clinton

Port Clinton Seniors’ Annual Chicken Dinner March 30, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out at the Port Clinton Moose Lodge 1610, 1105 W. Lakeshore Dr. Tickets are $8 advance sale or $9 at the door. A limited number of walk-ins will be available. Dinners, which include 1/2 chicken, two sides and dessert, and are available for dine-in or carry-out. Chicken prepared by the Bar-B-Que Traveler. For ticket info, call Juanita at 419-341-1080. Proceeds will benefit the PC Seniors' special projects fund.

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.


Chili Cook-Off March 29, noon-3:30 p.m., Athens Missionary Baptist Church, 101 W. Breckman. Also featuring a silent auction and baked goods. Email or call 419-836-2309 to reserve tickets.

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.

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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