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Bowling Green

Tea Series at the Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Topic: Evening Tea “The Show Must (and did) Go On Popular Theatre During the Interwar Years,” by Nick Pavlik, Bowling Green State University Center for Archival Collections. Cost: $15/​adult, $12/​member, and $5/​child. Reservations: 419-352-0967.

Bowling Green State University events, 1001 E. Wooster St.; Bowling Green State University Student Chamber Jazz Ensembles in the Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesdays at the Gish presents Nighthawks (1981, U.S. film) directed by Bruce Malmuth with introduction by Lucas Ostrowski from the Department Theatre and Film in the Gish Film Theater, 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Author/​illustrator Lindsay Ward presentation 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Pallister Room at the Jerome Library, with meet and greet from 1:30-2:20 p.m. in the library’s Curriculum Resource Center. “Apocalypse Then,” a public reading by university student, Harmon Andrews, 7 p.m. Thursday in the Marjorie Conrad M.D. Choral Room (room 102) at the Wolfe Center for the Arts. Prout Reading Series presented by poet/​teacher/​artist, Sarah Rose Nordgren, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Prout Chapel. All free.

Students from the College of Musical Arts present chamber works at the Wood County District Public Library’s Main Atrium, 251 N. Main St., 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Free.

Elmore

Chicken/​Biscuit dinner and bake sale hosted by the Honor Workers of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 448 E. Rice St., 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20. Menu includes salad, applesauce, cranberry sauce, beverages, and dessert. Donation: $8/​adults and $4 children 3 to 10 years old. Drive-thru available. For dinner tickets and/​or raffle contact, Sharon Arndt, 419-862-3589 or church office 419-862-3511.

Fremont

Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.; Teen Fandom Frenzy (grades 6-12) 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, celebrate Teen Read Week, enjoy fandom-themed crafts, games, and activities, dress as your favorite fandom character. Thursday Movie Club (adults) 1:30 p.m. Thursday, romantic comedy starring Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton. Adult Book discussion 7 p.m. Thursday, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, books are available at the library. Superheroes Training Day (kindergarten-grades 6) 1-3 p.m. Saturday, train to be superheroes by creating your own superhero identity, completing challenges, and making crafts, register at Youth Services desk or call. Hispanic Heritage Month Storytime Celebration (kindergarten-grades 6 and their parents) 2:30 p.m. Sunday, guest reader Monica Ramirez will read in Spanish, crafts, and refreshments. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, extension 209. or online at birchard.lib.oh.us.

Gibsonburg

Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.; Cookbook Club 6:30 p.m. Monday, theme The Complete Cook’s Country TV Show Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen, bring a copy of your recipe with your dish. Book and Munch Bunch: Chapter Books (grades 4-7) 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, An American Plague by Jim Murphy. Special Needs Storytime (all ages) 10 a.m. Oct. 16, stories by Laura Numeroff, then a craft. Register, 419-637-2173.

Grand Rapids

Harvest Moon Gala fund-raising event hosted by the Grand Rapids Arts Council at Nazareth Hall, 21211 W. River Rd., 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Enjoy a delicious fall dinner, silent auction, door prizes, and entertainment by the Dueling Pianos. Cost: $25/​per person; table of eight available too. Reservations call 419-832-5664 or email grac@grandrapidsartscouncil.org.

Holland

Westwinds Metropark programs, 9918 Geiser Rd.; Spooktacular Shoot, Turkey Foot Shelter, 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, a zombie apocalypse has once again descended, Westwinds has been transformed into another world for a nighttime Halloween-themed archery shoot, bring a flashlight, headlamp or both. Halloween costumes are encouraged and your favorite glow-wear (archery safe please). Have your own equipment? Test your skills on the zombie 3D course. If you need a bow to get the job done, Metroparks will provide the gear for beginners ages 8 and older on the static range. A campfire and snacks will be supplied. No registration required. Free.

Maumee

Side Cut Metropark programs, 1025 W. River Rd.: History of Hunting in Ohio meet at Lamb Center, 8-9 a.m. Thursday, learn the changing technology and game animals of the region and how hunting has drastically changed over the centuries, cost $2. Register, 419-407-9701.

Maumee Senior Center events/​programs, 2430 S. Detroit Ave.: “Retirement Planning,” presented by Glenn H. Carlson, of Western and Southern Life, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, learn how to boost your retirement income and more, cost $5. Tickets, 419-893-1994 or email maumeeseniorcenter@gmail.com.

Halloween Organ Concert with silent movie at Maumee First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Broadway St., 7 p.m. Friday. Stephen Warner, organ with music from the Harry Potter movies and accompaniment to the 1921 film classic, The Haunted House, starring Buster Keaton. Tickets at the door: $15/​adults and free for students 18 and under. Details: firstpresmaumee.org or call 419-893-0223.

Michigan

Whiteford Agricultural Schools Founder’s Day fund-raising event at Bennett’s Orchard, 5647 Consear Rd., Ottawa Lake, doors open 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Dinner, silent auction, live auction, raffles, and cash bar. Tickets: $25 per person. For tickets: 734-856-1443.  Benefits the Whiteford High School.

Monroe Senior Citizens Center programs, 15275 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe; Afternoon Tea 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with fall jewelry making and a scarf swap. Bingo, card sales begin 1:30 p.m., game 2 p.m. Sunday. Lunch and music fund-raiser, lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 15, with performance by Manny Perez (11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.). Reservations/​details, 734-241-0404. 

Oregon

Pearson Metropark program, 761 Lallendorf Rd. at State Rte. 2; North Johlin Cabin, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, bring your 3-5 year olds to learn about northwest Ohio’s earliest settlers, they will hear a story and enjoy an interactive history activity. Adults must accompany child during the program. Register participating children only. Cost: $5. Register, 419-407-9701.

VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Drive, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Details, 419-725-9916.

JWH (James “Wes” Hancock) Oregon Senior Center events, 4350 Navarre Ave.; Senior Book Club at the Oregon Library, 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Woman in Cabin Ten by Ruth Ware. Shop ‘Til You Drop trip to Grand Rapids, Ohio, departing at 11 a.m. and returning 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Lunch will be at LaRoe’s. Suggested transportation donation $4.  Questions: 419-698-7078.

Perrysburg

Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.; Free screening of Chappaquiddick 2 p.m. Tuesday, (adults), rated PG-13, historical thriller depicts Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the infamous 1969 car accident on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Topical Tuesdays presentation 7 p.m. Tuesday, Neil A. Englehart, Political Science Department at Bowling Green State University, discussion on North Korea. Reel Opinions “10 Homes that Changed America” 2 p.m. Thursday, host Geoffrey Baer. Cake Class (adults) with Wendy Bach, 10 a.m. Saturday, bring an 8 inch round cake pan and small to medium size bag of Halloween themed candy, cost $5. Board and Tabletop Game Day with volunteers from Old School Gaming of Toledo 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, this new selection is part of the Beyond Books collection, new games for checkout, try them out. Registration/​details: 419-874-3135, extension 119 or waylibrary.info.

The TOPICS Camera Club meeting at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Public is welcome. Visit website for further information, TOPICSCameraClub.com.

Cops and Kids Breakfast at Penta Career Center, 9301 Buck Rd., 8-10:30 a.m. Friday. Open to the public. “Free will” donation. All profits will support the Wood County F.O.P. for Cops and Kids.

Sylvania

Toledo Area Genealogical Society meeting at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., Sylvania, 7 p.m. Monday. Program: Colonial Records in America by Karen Kraigman. Guests welcome.

Toledo

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The Toledo Police Museum hosts a pubilc ghost hunt this Friday and Oct. 20.

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Public Ghost Hunt at the Toledo Police Museum, 2201 Kenwood Blvd. (in Ottawa Park across from the Toledo Hospital), 7 p.m.-midnight Friday and Oct. 20. Conducted by Haunted Toledo’s Ghost Hunters. The Ghost Hunters have discovered an agitated male spirit living in the museum’s basement. See the replica of Ohio’s electric chair, “Old Sparky” displayed in the museum along with stories of the individuals from Toledo who were executed in the chair. Cost: $20/​adults and $15/​children 12 through 17. Admission includes the ghost hunt, donuts, coffee, and cider. Tickets area available during museum hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday or at the door. Details: see Haunted Toledo on Facebook or call the Toledo Police Museum, 419-720-2485.

Help, Hope, and Healing Toledo Conference at African American Legacy Project of Northwest Ohio, 1326 Collingwood Blvd., 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Authors/​speakers: Cecila Ward, Lisa Sparrow, Elizabeth Harris, Nicole Horston, and Brandi Perry. Activities/​workshops will provide motivation, new skills, helpful knowledge, and resources to boost your well-being. Tickets: helphopeandhealingtoledo.eventbrite.com.

Birmingham Branch Library programs, 203 Paine Ave.; Beginning Drawing for Children (ages 5-10) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, learn techniques/​basics and create your own designs. Details: 419-259-5210.

Spanish American Organization Silent Auction and raffles fund-raiser at Latins United, 706 S. Saint Clair St., 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Mexican dinner, DJ music, and cash bar. Tickets: $20/​per person. Contact: Phil, 419-215-7941; Carmen, 419-290-3082/​cbarbosa39@bex.net; or Mary Morales, 419-270-1076. Proceeds will support the Spanish American Organization’s community events including scholarships, Thanksgiving/​Christmas food baskets, and community activities.

Spaghetti Dinner fund-raiser sponsored by the Reynolds Corners Rotary Foundation at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 N. Reynolds Rd. (2 blocks south of Dorr St.), 4-7 p.m. Tuesday. Silent auction and raffle. Benefits for scholarships to Rogers High School graduates.

Card/​Game Party at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 6149 Hill Ave., 1 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $8. Lunch served, raffle, and door prizes. For information/​reservations, 419-841-2157.

Ukulele Jam Session/​meeting at the King Road Branch Library, 3900 King Rd., 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 16. Open to adults and teens. Bring a ukulele and join us. The Toledo Ukesters will meet monthly. Free. Questions email, Sheila at SheilaP52@yahoo.com or Sharon at sharart@gmail.com.

Toledoans for Safe Water present We The People 2.0 documentary film at First Unitarian Church of Toledo, 3205 Glendale Ave., 7 p.m. Oct. 18. There will be a question/​answer session and talk about the Lake Erie Bill of Rights initiative possibly placed on the Toledo ballet. Suggested donation, $5. More on film visit wethepeople2.film.

Toledo Botanical Garden Park programs, Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr.; Hort Hikes, Historic Log Cabin, 6-7 p.m., Monday, every second Monday of the month, highlighting plants throughout the garden, get some ideas for your own landscape, reservations required. Free. Reservations: 419-407-9701.

Wildwood Preserve program, 5100 W. Central Ave.; Senior Stroll, Metz Visitor Center, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, stay active, spend time in nature, move, learn, and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood, any age is welcome, free.  Reservations, 419-407-9790.

Waterville

Fall Rummage Sale at Waterville Presbyterian Church, 611 Farnsworth Rd., 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. For more information, 419-878-2806.

Waterville Branch Library program, 800 Michigan Ave.; Sit, Stay, Read (kindergarten-grade 5) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 30, books and dogs, improve your reading skills while reading to a friendly therapy dog, 15 minute session. Magic the Gathering Club (teens) 7-8 p.m. Monday, connect with other players and learn more. Homeschool Teen Book Discussion (ages 12-17) 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, discussion of a great book, selections available for check out one month prior. Bookenders (adults) noon-1 p.m. Thursday, pack your lunch and join the discussion on your favorite books. MADteens (Making a Difference teens) 2-4 p.m. Saturday, teens help your community with hands-on projects, earn services hours, and help others. Homeschool STEM Storytime (ages 2-8) 2-3 p.m. Oct. 15, STEM concepts and activities. Lights out at the Library (ages 2-8) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, puppets. Mexican Alebrije Painting (all ages) 6:30-7:30 Oct. 16, learn the technique of Alerije painting with Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center. Register at: 419-878-3055 or toledolibrary.org.

Whitehouse

Whitehouse Adult Zombie Prom at the Whitehouse American Legion Hall, Providence Hall, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 27. Music, dance, steak dinner, photo booth, and cash bar. Costumes are not required, but encouraged. Advance tickets: $30 per person, table of eight also available. Registration: whitehouseoh.gov or at Village Hall, 6925 Providence St., 419-877-5383.

Oak Openings Preserve programs, 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Explorer: Fall Color Tours, Mallard Lake parking lot, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, naturalist narrated excursion aboard Metropark’s open-air trolley, one of a kind road trip, maximum 2 wheel chairs per trip. All other participants must be able to climb 3 steps. Cost: $5. Register, 419-407-9701.

Whitehouse Library program, 10651 Waterville St.; Kids’ Hour (preschool-grades 3) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, featuring “Book or Treat”, stories, crafts, and treats (parents are asked to remain with their children).

Woodville

Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.; Chess and Checkers (kindergarten-grades 6) 6:15 p.m. Monday, learn the fundamentals. Wednesday Adult Book Club 7 p.m. Wednesday, read The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker, copies available. Science Saturday (kindergarten-grades 6) 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Make Wobble bots with a CD, battery, and plastic lid, supplies provided. Register, 419-849-2744.

Reunions

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

Libbey High School class of 1958 60th Reunion at Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, Ohio from 6-10:30 p.m. Oct. 20. For reservations form or more information email libbeyclassof1958@gmail.com.

Support groups

Are you finding it difficult to be a mom today? Come to this free 4-part series “How to Raise Good Kids” at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, St. Rt. 795 (across from old Millbury School), Millbury, Ohio, 9:30-11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Oct. 17 and Nov. 7. Learn helpful child-raising techniques. Free childcare provided. Questions: 419-666-1812.

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1648 support group, Luther Haus Community Room, 800 Smith Rd., Temperance, weigh-in/​meeting 9:15-11 a.m. every Monday. Questions, 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 and their Caregivers 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; 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.

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1961 support group at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 6517 Brint Rd., Sylvania, 6-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Questions: 419-472-3192.

GriefShare Support Group at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., meal provided at 6 p.m., 13-week program 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays (started Sept. 4). Community members who have experienced the death of someone close are invited to attend. This nondenominational group features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Small group discussion. Call church, 419-893-0223 or visit griefshare.org.

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 see palgroup.org.

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