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Historic Lyme Village Valetine’s Dinner in the Wright Mansion, 5001 OH-4, 6 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment by Dave Scagnetti. Enjoy the enchanting evening that includes: Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, plus a red ribbon handmade rose and a box of homemade truffles per couple. Cost: $40/​per person. Reservations by Wednesday, 419-433-2220.

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AARP Free Tax Preparation program for those 60 years and older offered at these locations: Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main St., 419-353-5661; Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, 419-874-3135; Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave., Toledo, 419-259-5370; and Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane, Toledo, 419-259-5330. Appointments begin February to middle of April.


American Girl Victorian Valentine Tea at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. For children ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. Highlight will be time period of American Girl, Samantha. Guests are encouraged to bring a doll and come dressed for a tea party. Make Victorian-era crafts and valentines. Pre-registration required. Cost: $30/​non-members and $25/​members. Reservations, 419-423-4433.


Make a Family Tree class at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 17. Learn how to create an online family tree with an subscription. Class lead by Becky Hill and Dustin Austin. Cost: $10 at door. Must register: 419-332-2081 or or online at

Birchard Public Library programs: 423 Croghan St.; Crafts for Grownups: Thrilling Paper Quilling 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, quilled snowflake; Teen Book Club grades 7-12, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, pick up a copy of The Giver by Lois Lowry, then meet to discuss the book; Book Discussion Group 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown, books available at adult reference desk; Remembering Fremont’s Past with Ken Dumminger, 2-4 p.m. Feb. 13, featuring his historic photo collection. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, extension 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Music Makers for preschoolers 4:30 p.m. Monday, music, stories, songs, and a craft; Bird Tales 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, presentation by Tom Kashmer, of Green Creek Wildlife; Cookbook Club 6:30 Feb. 12, theme Game-day recipes, bring dish with recipe. Register, 419-637-2173.


Maumee Branch Library program: 501 River Rd.; Ohio Mammals 3-4 p.m. Thursday, examine close up the skins/​skulls of Ohio’s most common animals and try to solve a mystery. Details: 419-259-5360.



John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band will perform at Ellis Library and Reference Center in Monroe as part of Black History Month festivities.


Monroe County Library System Blues Series free concerts for Black History Month: Ellis Library and Reference Center, 3700 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, 7 p.m. Tuesday with performance by John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band. Then at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Dorsch Memorial Branch Library, 18 E. First St, Monroe, performance by Luke Winslow-King. For details and other scheduled concerts:​blues.

Whitmer High School Alumni meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. For restaurant location (in southeast Michigan or northwest Ohio) contact: Alvin and Nancy (Ray) Striggow, 734-854-2558 or

The Whitmer Girls Class of 1950  will meet at Schoolhouse Lunchroom Commons, 8336 Monroe Rd., Lambertville, 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Details: Nancy (Ray) Striggow, 734-854-2558 or 419-466-2494 or email


Maumee Bay Country Quilt meeting at Northwood Church of God, 3375 Curtice Rd., 6 p.m. Tuesday. Featured speaker: Lisa Spalding, owner of the Quilt Foundry, Maumee. Visitors can attend, cost $10 (which can be applied towards membership fee of $35 if joining).


 ● Toledo Swiss Singers present ‘Murder! Under the Big Top’ dinner theatre at the Chalet, Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Menu: chicken schnitzel, potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert, and a cash bar. Cost: $25 and $20 for children 13 and under. Reservations by Feb. 19 by calling Elaine, 419-206-0975.

VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Drive, 2 p.m. Sundays. Details, 419-725-9916.


Fort Meigs Tea and Historic Craft programs, 29100 W. River Rd., 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Learn about tea time in the early 19th century and make a historic craft. Program is suitable for all aged 6 years and older. General admission to site is required. Additional fee for tea which will include entrance to the Legacy of Freedom museum exhibit. Admission is $5/​adults, $4/​seniors, $3/​students, and free for children ages 5 and under and Ohio History Connection members. Details: 800-283-8916 or

Way Public Library programs: 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Free screening of Victoria and Abdul, 2 p.m. Tuesday; Reel Talk presents free screening of On Moonlight Bay, 10 a.m. Thursday; Digital SLR for beginners or users 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, advance registration required, improve your photography skills lead by local photographer, David Stafford, cost $5 for class manual due with registration. ​Registration: 419-874-3135, extension 119 or


Sylvania Franciscan Village Dinner and A Book Regina Hall Conference Room, 6832 Convent Blvd., 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Featured book Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza. Cost: $10 includes dinner and book. Register: Elizabeth, 419-824-3515 or

Heart Restock Drive, help give to local outreach pantries by donating personal care items from Monday through Thursday. Donation boxes are located at: Lourdes University Campus, Sylvania Schools, and select Sylvania businesses. Cash donations accepted. Contact: Sophia at or 419-824-3533.


The Voices of Harmony Singing Valentine with deliveries available on Feb. 14. Show your special someone how special they are with a singing Valentine. In-person package, $40 and phone package $10. For reservations (please specify a 3-hour time window), call 1-888-741-7464, option 3 or email

East Toledo Senior Center Valentine’s Day Party, Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., 11:45 a.m. Feb. 14. For seniors 60 years and older, cost $5/​per senior and includes lunch, games, prizes, and snacks. Reservations and money due by Friday. For more information, 419-691-2254.

Basketball Game between University of Toledo Pharmacy students and faculty/​staff, University of Toledo’s Savage Arena, 2025 Douglas Rd., 6 p.m. March 1. Half-time show, 50/​50 raffle, raffle prizes, and kids can participate in a shooting challenge at half time. Tickets: $5/​per person and Miracle League players and their families are free. Benefits to Miracle League of Northwest Ohio Baseball Organization. Details/​donations contact: Jeff Barton at

Birmingham Branch Library programs: 203 Paine Ave.; Play-Doh meet up for school aged children, 4 p.m. Friday. Details: 419-259-5210.

 ● West Toledo Branch Library program: 1320 Sylvania Ave.; Fossil Fun 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, learn the geology of Northwest Ohio and how natural forces shaped this area. Details: 419-259-5290.

Wildwood Metropark programs: 5100 W. Central Ave.; Travel Circle in the Ward Pavilion 2:15 p.m. Saturday, “Vienna, Salzburg, and Nendaz Alphorn Festival, Sweden” by Susan Lang, optional walk/​ski at 1 p.m., no reservations needed. Bowling Green State University Concert Series: Trombone in the Manor House, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13, free. Ladies Night Out-GALentine’s Day (ages 21 and over only), Farmhouse Lawn 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 13, start with a brisk snowshoe or hike, then warm up at historical farmhouse while sipping warm/​cold beverages, and tasty snacks, dress for the weather, cost $8.  Reservations: 419-407-9701.

Euchre Tournament at Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Toledo Club, 5255 N. Detroit Ave., 7 p.m. Friday. Entry fee: $6. Questions: 419-470- 8710.

Toledo Botanical Garden Park programs: Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr.; Landscaping with Clean Water on Your Mind, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, learn ways in your own yard and garden to protect our water, soil testing, fertilization to-dos and not to-dos, rain gardens and the benefits of trees, free. Winter Gardening Series: “Planting When the Roots Are Not Right” presented by author-photographers Janet Macunovich and Steven Nikkila, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, cost $25.  Reservations: 419-407-9700.

Kayak in a Pool, Basics Course (ages 12 and older) offered by Metroparks Toledo at the University of Toledo Rec Center, 2801 W. Bancroft St., 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Beginner kayak course in a heated indoor pool. Learn basic strokes and how to stay safe on the water from staff certified by the American Canoe Association. All equipment provided. Cost: $15. Register: 419-530-3700/​online http://​​2knFnll.

Beverly Block Watch meeting at Zion United Methodist Church, 2600 Copland Blvd., 7-8 p.m. Monday. Question and answer session with District 2 Toledo City Council, Matt Cherry. Submit your questions in advance online at: http://​​2qhzDMC. Please bring a canned good to the meeting as a donation to the Feed Your Neighbor Program which benefits the Providence Center on Broadway and Western Ave.

Toledo Polish Genealogical Society presentation at St. Michael’s School, 420 Sandusky St., 10 a.m. Feb. 17. “Virtual Interactive Trip to Poland” and learn about the 16 provinces of Poland presented by Marlene Hardman, Sylvester Kosinski, Carole Lake, Joyce Homrighaus, and Marge Stefanski. Members are asked to bring souvenirs from Poland and a Polish dish to share. Public welcome.


Wakeman Archival Research Center (history of Waterville), 401 Farnsworth Rd. will be open by appointment and the archives will be open from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays (weather permitting and availability of staff). Look for “Open” flag on the front of the building. Admission is free. For more information or to make an appointment, 419-878-3425.

Rotary Scholarship applications available by the Rotary Club of Waterville, for graduating students residing in the Anthony Wayne or Otsego school districts. Applications can be obtained at both school districts and at or contact, David Myerholtz, 419-878-6906. Deadline is April 10.

Waterville Branch Library programs; 800 Michigan Ave.; Waterville Library Book Discussion Group (adults) 7-8 p.m. Tuesday; Investing Resources (adults) 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, learn more about your investments and investing; Speed Reading for Teens (grades 6-12), 2-3 p.m. Saturday; Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Escape (grades 3-8), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, scavenger hunt, based on a book by Chris Grabenstein; Write Your Story (grades 2-8), 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 14, 28, and March 14, learn about writing and illustrating your own story, attend all three classes and we will get your book professionally printed. Register at: 419-878-3055 or


Whitehouse Library program; BookNuts at the Route 64 Pub and Grub restaurant, 1 p.m. Feb. 12, Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly; Register and/​or Details: 419-877-9088 or email

Oak Openings Preserve program: 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Adult Learning Series: Native and Honey Bees in the Buehner Center, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, indoor presentation by Mike Horst, apiary (bee) inspector, on native and honey bees, their habitat, interesting facts about bees and offer ideas on how to invite bees into your yard. Followed by an optional, short naturalist led hike. Free. Register, 419-407-9701.


Jefferson Rule (1820-1902) Descendants 100th Reunion in the Poplar Shelter at Meadowbrook Park, 5430 W. Tiffin St., Bascom, Ohio, Aug. 12. If you are, or think you are, or know someone who may be related to the Rule family and for details contact:

Support groups

Sjogren’s Support Group meeting at ProMedica Flower Hospital, Conference Center Building, 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Speaker: Dr. Khader Mustafa, ProMedica’s newest Rheumatologist. Free. Reservations/​information: 419-855-4082 or

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1648 support group, 9:30-11 a.m. every Monday. Location, ​cost,  and ​details, 419-242-6789.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous at Epworth United Methodist Church’s Room 206, 4855 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Mondays. Contact: Joyce, 419-699-1007 or visit

Family Cancer Support Group at Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital, Cancer Center Library, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave., 6:30 p.m. second Monday of each month. Information: 419-865-0659 or 419-754-1277.

Prostate Cancer Support Group at Mercy St. Anne Hospital’s Cancer Center Library (Second Floor), 3404 W. Sylvania Ave., 6:30 p.m. fourth Monday of each month. Details: Roger, 419-346-2753 or Ernie 419-344-9830.

Nar-Anon 12-Step Program for families and friends of addicts at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, 419-290-3827; at Harvest Lane Alliance Church, 5132 Harvest Lane, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 419-392-2420; and Unity of Toledo, 3535 Executive Pkwy.,10-11 a.m. Saturdays, 248-408-1853 or

PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones), a faith-based support group at Calvary Church, 1360 Conant St., Maumee, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants must be 18 or older. Details: 419-893-2171 or online at

Parents and guardians of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) support group at Double ARC, 5800 Monroe St., Building F-5, Sylvania, from 7-8 p.m. every second Tuesday of each month. You also have the option to join meeting online from your devices, or with a phone call. To sign up and more information:​parent-support-group.

Family After Addiction or Death (F.A.A.D.)/​Team Recovery: Support Group at ProMedica Toledo Hospital Jobst Tower Auditorium, 2142 N. Cove Blvd., 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and Epworth United Methodist, 4855 Central Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Families or anyone dealing with addiction welcome. Information: 419-561-5433.

Donna’s Village Grief Support Group at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd., 6-7:30 p.m. first and third Wednesday of each month. Information: 419-460-3122 or

S.A.F.E. (Supporting Addict Families Everywhere) at Rescue Crisis, 3350 Collingwood Blvd., 6-7:30 p.m. Sundays. For anyone affected by a loved one’s addiction. Information: 419-304-7034.

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