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Bowling Green

PathStone program is a program that helps residents ages 14-24 with job training/​placement services, credit recovery/​GED prep, court advocacy, and other services. It is accepting a limited number of enrollments until the end of March. If interested contact: PathStone at 143 S. Main St. or call 419-308-3812.

Good Vibrations Drum Circle meets at the Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20189 N. Dixie Hwy., 7 -8:30 p.m. Wednesday. All are welcome, extra percussion instruments available. Questions: 419-885-1162 or

Bowling Green State University events: 1001 E. Wooster St.; Gish Film Theater films in Hanna Hall, Far From Heaven directed by Todd Haynes, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thelma and Louise directed by Ridley Scott, 7:30 p.m. March 28. Creative Writing Program’s Reading Series with Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Gold Fame Citrus, in the Prout Chapel, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

East Toledo

East Toledo Senior Center’s super euchre tournament, Navarre Park Shelter House, 1001 White St., lunch available at 11:45 a.m., game begins 12:30 p.m. today and Tuesday. For details, 419-691-2254.

Birmingham Branch Library programs: 203 Paine Ave.; Whole Latte Fun, DIY coffee drinks at 4 p.m. Friday; Random Acts of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), 4 p.m. every Tuesday in March. Questions: 419-259-5210.


Genoa Area High School’s musical Sister Act at 2980 N. Genoa-Clay Center Rd., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $7 adults and $5 for students/​senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased from any cast member or by calling the school’s office, 419-855-7741, extensions 21203 or 41204.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs: 100 N. Webster St.; Book and Snack Pack, grades 1-4, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dude, Where’s My Spaceship? by Dan Greenburg; Writing and poetry for kids, 11 a.m. Thursday, with Larry Michaels; Lego Challenge, 10 a.m. Saturday, build an air balloon; Adult Book discussion, 6:30 p.m. March 27, Fleeing for Freedom: Stories of the Underground Railroad, by George Hendrick. Register, 419-637-2173.


Home Educators’ Group and the library staff will be presenting a variety of education topics for home educating families, 4 p.m. today, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance. Information: 734-847-6747.

Grand Mondays at Carleton Branch Library as local musicians play the library’s grand piano, 6:30 p.m. today, 1444 Kent St., Carleton, Mich. Information: 734-654-2180.

River Raisin Spring Film Series at Ida Branch Library, 6:30 p.m. today, 3016 Lewis Ave., Ida. Information: 734-269-2191.

Toledo Area Esperanto Association meeting, 3 , Temperance. Esperanto, developed more than 100 years ago, is the world’s most widely used constructed language. It is easy to learn and actively used by thousands of people around the globe for fun, travel, and education; also on March 24 at 10 a.m. veterans can make an appointment or drop in to get help with filing for benefits with county representative Kathy Vanderbush. This help will be available once per month at the library. Information: 734-847-6747p.m. March 23, Bedford Branch Library, 8575 Jackman Rd..

Join the Friends of the Bedford Library on their travels around the globe in this informative and inspiring travel series, 1 p.m. March 26; also there will be a concert at 2 p.m. with Jackie Davidson and Gary Brandt bring guest performers Buffalo Bill Boycott and Dr. Jo into their popular show Singing the Good Old Songs Again, all of the events will be at the library, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance. Information: 734-847-6747.


Oregon Fest 2017 planning meetings at the Oregon branch library in the meeting room, 3340 Dustin Rd., 6:30 p.m. March 27, April 3 and 17, and May 1, 8, and 15. The Fest is sponsoring the “Distinctly My Oregon” photo contest. Deadline is April 15. Residents are invited to vote for their favorite Oregon places; ballots available at the library or on the website. For complete details,

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


Heartbeat of Toledo fund-raising dinners featuring Tam Hodge, author of And Now I Choose, 6:30 p.m. on April 5 and 6 (deadline March 31). For details: or 419-241-9131.

Way Public Library programs: 1, 7 p.m. Friday. Details/​registration: 419-874-3135, extension 351Thinking On Their Feet, 10:30 a.m. Thursday; Local Genealogy with Julia Chase of Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 p.m. Thursday; Documentary screening of Schindler’s List that features noted Williams’ compositions, including themes from Great Performances: A John Williams Celebration01 E. Indiana Ave.; “Technology Roundup” 6 p.m. Tuesday with the library’s own, Travis McAfee, systems administrator; Presentation on migratory patterns of golden-winged warblers with Henry Streby of the University of Toledo, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Reel Opinions presents .


Super Euchre Tournament, 12:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St. Cost: $7 per person which includes lunch, refreshments, and prizes. To sign up or for more information: 419-691-2254.

Block Watch meeting at Bethany Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 3274 Upton Ave. Jan Moore and Laura Marsh will speak about Toledo and Northwest Ohio Comucopia. Refreshments and coffee.

South Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch meeting, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Walbridge Park Shelter House, 2761 Broadway. The Toledo Zoo will have slides of the Tasmanian Devil and a presentation of a sloth, which will be in attendance.

Northwest Ohio River Runners meeting: A Kayak group open to the public, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wildwood Preserve, Metroparks Hall Patio Metroparks Hall, 5100 W. Central Ave. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach part one of two paddle-sport safety classes. The class is free. Information: 419-407-9700.

The Toledo Area Aboriginal Research Society will hold it’s monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Manor House, Wildwood Metropark, 5100 W. Central Ave. Guest speaker is Robert Chidester. Free and open to the public.

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

The Toledo Polish Genealogical Society is taking a road trip, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, to St. Adalbert & Hedwig Parish School Hall, 3233 Lagrange St. Cost: $8, which includes a soup and sandwich luncheon.

Dream Travelers: See the world through food and photos, 10:45 a.m. March 27, East Toledo Senior Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Each month the group travels to a destination with a lunch themed around that place. Information:419-691-2254.

Lucas County Retired Teachers luncheon, March 30, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg. Special guest will be Melissa Voetsch, Channel 13 news reporter. Cost: $19. Information: Robert Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania, 43560 for entrees choices. Send checks to Robert made out to Lucas County Retired Teachers Association along with entree choices.

VFW Post 2898 is having a membership drive from now through June 30, 3925 W. Alexis Rd. For details on joining, call: 419-473-9649. The post offers dinners, drinks and general camaraderie with other veterans.

Free Dental Cleanings and Screenings for adults age 50 and older, 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays of each month, Mercy Health Senior Wellness Center, 545 Indiana Ave. Appointments are required with completed application. No walk-ins. Information: Tiffany Paris, 419-251-8930.

Westbrook Senior Village Block Watch meetings 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month except December, when there is no meeting. Information: 419-540-3911 or 567-742-4180.


Waterville Branch Libary programs: 800 Michigan Ave.; Classic Movie Afternoon The Man Who Knew Too Much, starring Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday; Tree Program with Lucas County OSU Extension, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday; OTAKU Anime Club for grades 6-12, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, movies and snacks. Register at: 419-878-3055 or


Village of Whitehouse Enrichment class: Frogs and salamanders of northwest Ohio, indoor presentation, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Registration, 419-877-5383.

Whitehouse Community Garden for 2017 growing season located at Sandra Park off Cemetery Rd., 28 individual plots available on a first-come-first-served basis to Whitehouse residents. Rules and application forms at village hall or website, Deadline May 1.


Libbey Cowboys Class of 1987 30th Reunion is in the planning stage and organizers ask classmates interested in attending to send contact information to or A Facebook page will be created with details.

Start High School Class of 1967 Reunion is Oct. 14. Classmates may register and get information online at No paper invitations will be sent.

Woodward High School Class of 1967 is planning its 50-year Reunion. For details, call Cheryl Meileck Phillips, 419-754-6158, Carl Nillson, 419-865-7031, or Jim Gregory, 726-2029.

Waite High School Class of 1967 50-year reunion, Aug. 26. Visit: Waite Class of 1967 on Facebook for details or call 419-693-2248 or 419-836-7413. Invitations will be mailed out in late spring.

Rogers High School Class of 1967 50-year reunion, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Brandywine Country Club. Classmates, friends, teachers RSVP to, Marsha (White) Degens 419-381-7606, or Marcia (Bowers) Ruegsegger 419-277-6229.

Bowsher High School 1967 50-year reunion, Sept. 9. Details at or 419-385-3451.

USS WASP Association 2017 Reunion, Sept. 10-14, The Pensacola Grand Hotel, 200 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, Fla. There is a $150 registration fee. Register by March 31, for the early bird drawing. Make reservations directly with the hotel by calling: 850-433-3336. Information: Rufus Wallace, 419-836-3283.

Support groups

GriefShare Support Group is accepting registrations for a 13-week GriefShare program starting at 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Broadway, Maumee. The people of the church provide a meal for GriefShare participants at 6 p.m. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Information: 419-893-0223 or

Family After Addiction or Death/​Team Recovery: Support Group for families and anyone dealing with addiction, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Toledo Hospital Jobst Tower Auditorium, 2142 N. Cove Blvd. and Thursdays Epworth United Methodist, 4855 Central Ave. Information: 419-561-5433.

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

Caregiver Classes for those overwhelmed with responsibility. Caregiver Class the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd. Free memory screenings at 4 p.m. March 15, screening conducted by Mr. Chris Cremean. Appointments required. Information: 419-825-1145.

Heroin Hurts ... Hope Heals support group for families of addicts at Park Place House (in front of Homecoming Park), 7805 Angola Rd., Springfield Township, 7-8:15 p.m. every first Monday of the month. Details: 419-250-3132.

Solace of Lucas County support group for those who have lost a loved one to drugs at the Dwelling Place, 8201 Angola Rd., Springfield Township, 7-8:15 p.m. second Tuesday of every month. Details: 419-250-3132.

Prostate Cancer Support Group at Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital 2nd Floor-Cancer Center Library, 3404 W. Sylvania Ave., 6:30 p.m. fourth Monday of every month. Share concerns and learn from others. Details: Roger, 419-346-2753, or Tom, 419-490-4690.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous group meetings at Epworth United Methodist Church Room 206, 4855 W. Central Ave., 7 p.m. Mondays. Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Bulimic or obsessed with food or weight? Join our support group. Contact Joyce, 419-699-1007 or visit

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) 1648 support group meetings from 9:30-11 a.m. every Monday. Make new friends and lose weight. For location/​cost/​details: 419-242-6789.

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