Our Towns Calendar: 4/16



● Secor Metropark program, 10001 W. Central Ave.; Frog Talk! (18 years or older) 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, brief indoor presentation with identification and natural history of local frogs. Then car pool to a site for a walk into prime frog-listening habitat. Register: 419-407-9701.

Bowling Green

The Wood County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society meeting will be at Fort Meigs Museum, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 6:30 p.m. April 24. Program speaker: Ashley Philipot, “History of Fort Meigs”. Public is welcome.

Bowling Green State University events, 1001 E. Wooster St.; International Film Series in the Gish Film Theater (Hanna Hall), presents Dear Pyongyang (2005, Japan/​South Korea, directed by Yang Hong-Hi) with an introduction by Ryoko Okamura from the Department of World Languages and Cultures, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Then La Pirogue (The Dugout) (2012, directed by Moussa Toure) with introduction by Beatrice Guenther of International Studies program, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Both are free.


Friends of Birchard Public Library Book sale, 423 Croghan St., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Books, magazines, movies, and music at thrifty prices. Saturday is Bag Day with special pricing.

Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; LEGO Challenge (kindergarten to grade 6), 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, build your own or with a team. Adult Coloring, 6:30-8:15 p.m. April 23, supplies and refreshments provided. Take a Tour of Unknown: The Paranormal Experience with Kent McClary, 7-8:15 p.m. April 25 at the annual meeting of the Friends of Birchard Library meeting. Register: 419-334-7101, extension 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; Book and Snack Pack (grades 1-4) 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Book Bears Early Readers 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan. Register, 419-637-2173.


The Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio “Every Voice Matters” Concert at the Maumee Performing Arts Center, 1147 Saco St., 4 p.m. Sunday. Honoring 11 years of singing together and celebrating the move to the Community Music Program at the University of Toledo. Joining are musicians from the University of Toledo. Details: ccofnwo.org. Concert is free.

Side Cut Metropark program, 1025 W. River Rd.: Tree Climbing (adults and children 8 years or older) 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, participants will use harnesses and ropes. All equipment provided. Dress for the weather. Register, 419-407-9701.

Fallen Timbers Battlefield program, U.S. 23/​I-475 and U.S. 24 (Anthony Wayne Trail), parking at visitor center 4949 Jerome Rd.; Ladies’ Night Out: Pedal for Pies, 9 miles, meet at monument, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, an evening ride on the bike trail with a stopover to cook up some pie iron treats, helmets required. Canceled if raining. Cost: $8. Details: 419-407-9701.


Spring Rummage Sale and bake sale, Grace United Methodist Church, 1463 W. Samaria Rd., Samaria, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday ($2 bag day). For details: Lynn, 734-847-7162.

Rockin’ Thru the Ages dance sponsored by the Ida Ladies Auxiliary at Ida American Legion Hall (Old Hickory Park), 11601 Lewis Ave., Temperance, 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Music of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s by DJ Randy Kemp. Singles, couples, and dance clubs welcome. Cost: $10, including the nacho bar. Cash bar. 50/​50 raffles. Call: 734-854-5910. All proceeds to Veterans and families. 

Bedford Artists Club meeting at Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Guest artist Katie Macaro shares techniques used for illustrating children’s books. Free. Information: 419-693-0696.

Music Moves Me interactive concerts for kids (ages 2-6) by the Adrian Symphony Orchestra at three sites on Saturday: Stair Public Library, 228 W. Main St., Morenci, at 9:30 a.m., 517-458-6510; Adrian Public Library, 143 E. Maumee St., Adrian, at 11:30 a.m., 517-265-2265; Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St., Tecumseh, at 1:30 p.m., 517-423-2238. Short solo selections, rhymes, and a picture book Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming. Featuring Tim Somers, bass, Wynne March, piano, and Caryn Sieler, music/​movement specialist. Registration requested as space is limited.


Miracle League Baseball player registration day will be at the new Northwood High School, 700 Lemoyne Rd., 1-3 p.m. Sunday. All parents must fill out registration and waivers. Players of all ages and abilities welcome. Games are at the Brentwood Park, 2100 Tracy Rd. Registration fee: $25 (scholarships available). Details: 419-779-0668 or mlnwo.org


Lake Erie Center Public Lecture, 6200 Bayshore Rd., 7-8 p.m. Thursday. “Good Vibrations-The Amazing World of Plant Vibrational Communication” by Heidi Appel of the University of Toledo. Free. Take a shuttle from UT’s main campus that departs at 6:15 p.m. from south side of Bowman-Oddy Laboratories. Must reserve a spot by Tuesday. Email lakeeriecenter@utoledo.edu or call 419-530-8360.

Oregon Fest planning meetings at the Oregon library branch’s Meeting Room, 3340 Dustin Rd., 4:30 p.m. Monday, then April 30, and May 7 and 14. Businesses, art/​crafters, parade entries, and nonprofits can register online at oregonfest.info or contact fest@bex.net. Oregon-area residents are invited to vote for favorite Oregon places through Saturday online at oregonfest.info. “Prefest” Festival will be on May 20.

JWH (James “Wes” Hancock) Oregon Senior Center event, 4350 Navarre Ave.; Shop ‘Til You Drop! at Fallen Timbers Mall, 11:05 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, lunch at 11:45 a.m. at Granite City Food and Brewery. Donation of $4 for transportation is appreciated. Questions: 419-698-7078.

Euchre tournaments are scheduled at the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Toledo Club and VFW Post 9816 in Oregon.
Euchre tournaments are scheduled at the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America Toledo Club and VFW Post 9816 in Oregon.

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

Port Clinton

Wine Meets Brew Fund-raiser at the Catawba Island Brewing Company, 2330 E. Harbor Rd., 6-10 p.m. Friday. Live music by Master TC and the Visitors. Raffles. Tickets: $15/​each and include a glass of beer or wine. For tickets call: 419-734-5503, 419-898-0479, bsander@first-fed.com, or joyfuldirector@gmail.com. Support Leadership Ottawa County (LOC) and Joyful Connections, local nonprofits.

The Salvation Army is accepting applications for “Camp NEOSA” to the first 46 Ottawa County children ages 6-12 with complete application and a $25 registration fee. Camp will be Aug. 1-6. Transportation provided. Applications are available at 1854 E. Perry St., or contact Maureen at 419-732- 2769 or email maureen.saponari@use.salvation.org.


Spring Couture Luncheon and Fashion Show by the Ladies of St. Elias Church and St. George Cathedral at St. Elias Church, 4940 Harroun Rd., doors open at 11 a.m., lunch at noon April 26. Fashion by Ragazza Boutique, Chico’s, and Zina’s Boutique. Catered by Byblos Restaurant. Shopping and raffles. Tickets: $40. Call: Khawla, 419- 944-3077 or Joy, 419-340-1600.

Chidester Lecture Series presents Philip Gulley, at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., 4-5:30 p.m. followed by questions/​answers April 28. He’ll be at the 9:20 a.m. during education hour April 29. Mr. Gulley is a Quaker pastor, writer, and speaker from Danville, Ind. On April 28, “Unlearning God” lecture, cost $15 (cash or check) available at the door. Questions: 419-882-0048.


University of Toledo’s Student Filmmakers Showcase at the Center for Performing Arts in the Center Theatre, 1910 W. Rocket Dr. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Chosen in juried competition, 19 entries to be shown include film, video, and animation shorts created as part of the curriculum. Hosted by UT Film Curators Club and the UT Department of Theatre and Film. Concessions provided during screening by the club, followed by a speakeasy-themed afterparty. Tickets to showcase: $10/​general admission and $5 for UT employees/​students/​alumni, seniors 60 plus, kids, and members of the military. Box office, 419-530-2787 or online at utoledo.Tix.com.

Spring ReSale Boutique at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4555 N. Haven Ave., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday (half price day). Housewares, small kitchen appliances, jewelry, linens, and more. Take-out chicken dinners on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until sold out. No early sales!

Rummage and Bake Sale at RiverPoint United Methodist Church, 2862 131st St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (bargain day).

The Northwest Ohio Writer’s Forum at the Washington Branch Library, 5560 Harvest Lane, 10 a.m.- noon Saturday. Come and be inspired.

Birmingham branch library programs, 203 Paine Ave.; Birmingham Book Group 2 p.m. Tuesday, this month’s book Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, copies available one month prior to discussion, new members welcome. A Latte iPad Cafe (tweens and teens) 4 p.m. Tuesday, iPads, coffee, and fun. Maker Madness! (school aged children) 4 p.m. Friday, hands-on, mini robots, coding, and more. Details: 419-259-5210.

Toledo Polish Genealogical Society meeting at St. Michael’s School, 420 Sandusky St., 10 a.m. Saturday. Members only.

Dream Travelers, see the world through food and photos at the East Toledo Senior Center, Navarre Park Shelterhouse, 1001 White St., 10:45 a.m. April 23. Lunch theme and destination is Sweden. Reservations by Thursday, 419-691- 2254.

King Road branch programs, 3900 King Rd.; Nature Connections for young children, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, enjoy a nature story and craft. Birding Field Trip (16 years or older) 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday, a minibus tour with guide at a Metropark for bird watching. Register, 419-259-5380.

West Toledo library program, 1320 Sylvania Ave.; Creepy Crawly Bugs (children) 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, learn about insects. Details: 419-259-5290.

Charlie King Concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1201 Madison Ave. at 12th St., 7 p.m. Friday. Songs take you through humor, heartache, and hope. Cost: $10 at the door. Details: 419-729- 7273 or freespch@sbcglobal.net.

Swan Creek Preserve Metropark programs, 4301 Airport Hwy./​4000 Glendale Ave.; NorthWest Ohio River Runners Meeting, a kayak group open to the public 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, learn fun and safety of kayaking, for individuals and families of all ages. Family Hike: Spring Wildlife, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, enjoy an afternoon family stroll on a guided nature tour with a park interpreter. Register: 419-407-9701.

Music at the Manor House Series with Bowling Green State University Concert Series: Chamber Competition winners, Wildwood Metropark, 5100 Central Ave. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

Wildwood Metropark program, 5100 W. Central Ave.; Active Adult, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, move, learn, and socialize, and take a gently paced nature walk. Register, 419-407-9701.

Toledo Botanical Garden Park program, Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr.; Short Hort: Woodland Garden and Hosta Collection 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, learn our history and help to maintain a nationally recognized hosta collection. 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: $7. Questions: 419-476-9711.

Chiaroscuro Community Men’s Chorus and Carillon Women’s Chorale Concert present “Frostiana: Seven Country Songs” at Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood Blvd., 7:30 p.m. April 28. Free and open to the public.

Landing Party Breakfast hosted by the Marine Corps League Lou Diamond Detachment at the Somerset Hall, 2458 Tremainsville Rd., 6:30-11 p.m. April 29. Guest speaker: Phil LaFountain, USMC Retired (Waite High School Graduate). Tickets: $25 per person. For tickets call: Dennis Rodriguez, 419-265- 1774; Paul Smith, 419-764-9603; or Ron Schramm, 419-666-3430.


Waterville Branch Library programs, 800 Michigan Ave.; 101 Picture Book Challenge Storytime Celebration (all ages) 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Homeschooling Book Bunch (homeschoolers ages 8-12) 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, copies of the book are available. Caught in the Draft (adults) 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, classic movie Caught in the Draft. Birding 201 (adults) 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, learn what birds live in northwest Ohio and where you can find them in the Metroparks. Pokemon Trading Card event (grades kindergarten-8) 10-11 a.m. Saturday. OTAKU Anime Club (grades 6-12) 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Anime or Manga, movies, and snacks. Mo Willems Celebration (ages 3-10) 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 23, games and crafts. Register at: 419- 878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.

Farnsworth Metropark program, 8505 S. River Rd.; Get to Know Your Trails on Earth Day (all ages), boat launch area, 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Celebrate Earth Day and get on the trails with a park naturalist, look at the flora and fauna of Northwest Ohio as we explore a new trail each month. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress accordingly to the weather. Register, 419-407-9701.


Grand Opening Ball at the Museum of Fulton County hosted by the Fulton County Historical Society, 8848 OH-108 (Exit 34 on the Ohio Turnpike), 5 p.m. April 28. A 1851 Courthouse Dedication Ball is led by Forget-Me-Not Dance Company (1851 attire is encouraged, but not required). Buffet: $25/​per person or $190 for table of 8. Reservations: 419-337-7922 or museum@fultoncountyhs.org.


Whitehouse Cherry Fest exhibitor and parade registration online at mywhitehousecherryfest.com. Cherry Fest will be held June 7-9. Questions: 419-877-2747.


Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Paper Quilling 7 p.m. April 25. Build-a-Bot 3 (grades 2-6) 10:30 a.m. April 28. Seating limited, must register, 419-849-2744.


Saint Rose Catholic School Celebrates 150 Years, 215 E. Front St., Perrysburg, Mass 5 p.m. followed by picnic May 12. Former classmates, past and present teachers and priests, and fellow parishioners are invited to celebrate with us. Picnic will take place in the gym. For reservations or to help in the planning: saintroseonline.org/​picnic.

Bedford High School Class of 1968 Reunion at the Highland Meadows Golf Club, 7455 Erie St., Sylvania, Ohio, on Aug. 25. If you were a classmate or know someone that was part of this class, please contact: Margie Folk Breske, 734-856-5256 or email mbreske24@yahoo.com or Ken Kruzynski, 734-847-0922 or email Lindaski@buckeye-access.com.

Olney/​Northwood High School Reunion 1940-1969 at Sunrise Park and Banquet Center, 1460 Woodville Rd., Millbury, Ohio, Sept. 15. For details see website: olneynorthwood.weebly.com.

USS IWO JIMA (LPH2/​LHD7) Shipmates Reunion at Doubletree Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 10-13. For all ships company, Embarked Navy, and Marine Corps personnel who were on board the LPH2 or LHD7. Contact, Robert G. McAnally, 757-723-0317; yujack46709@gmail.com; or http://​ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net/.

Jefferson Rule (1820-1902) Descendants 100th Reunion in the Poplar Shelter at Meadowbrook Park, 5430 W. Tiffin St., Bascom, Ohio, Aug. 12. Jefferson Rule and wife Eliza Patterson, had 12 children and were early settlers in Seneca County. Families with these names Coffman, Henninger, Spotts, Egbert, Metzger, Matz, Miller, Dudrow, Brundage, deAngelis, Cundiff, Hoeltzel, Sherman, Fisher, and possibly others could be added. An afternoon of reconnecting with family in the area and from other states. If you are, or think you are, or know someone who may be related please contact: xchrisbrandt@gmail.com.

Support groups

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: Stoney, 734-635-1392 or visit foodaddicts.org.

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 Mercy St. Anne’s Hospital in the 3rd Floor Conference Room #3, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave.,10-11 a.m. Saturdays, 248-408-1853.

GriefShare Support Group at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., dinner provided at 6 p.m., program 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Community members who have experienced the death of someone close are invited to attend this 13-week GriefShare program. This nondenominational group features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Small group discussion. Call church, 419-893-0223 or visit griefshare.org.