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Naturalists’ Camera Club of Toledo meeting in the Secor Room at Secor Metroparks, 10001 W. Central Ave., 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Program: 2017 Alaska trip/​Denali National Park by Don and Lynn Godfrey.

Secor Metropark program, 10001 W. Central Ave.: Evening Hike Group, 6 p.m. Wednesday; enjoy an invigorating evening hike through your parks with a naturalist at a time when the parks are usually closed. Dress for the weather. Reservations: 419-407-9701.

Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University Concerts in the Moore Musical Arts Center with Sigma Alpha lota members presenting Winter Musicale in the Choral Rehearsal Hall, 6 p.m. Saturday. The Praecepta, student chapter of the Society of Composers, will present their work 24/​24 in the Bryan Recital Hall, 8 p.m. Sunday. Both concerts are free.


Birchard Public Library programs, 423 Croghan St.: Family storytimes, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Book Discussion Group, 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday, Skype with author Michelle Kuo, her book Reading With Patrick; Teen Book Club grades 7-12, 4-5 p.m. Jan. 16; Crochet Connection, all welcome, 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 16, bring your own hooks and yarn. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: Cookbook Club, 6:30 p.m. Monday, this month is The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Dee Drummond; bring a copy of recipe and your dish. Book/​Munch Bunch, grades 4-7, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, chapter book, Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry. Book/​Snack Pack, grades 1-4, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17, chapter book, Hachiko Waits by Leslea Newman. Register, 419-637-2173.


Side Cut Metropark program, 1025 W. River Rd.: Winter Wanderings Nature Walk, 1:30 p.m. Saturday; join a park naturalist, look for signs of wildlife, learn how birds and animals survive the winter, learn how to identify a tree with no leaves. Dress for weather. Register, 419-407-9701.


The Whitmer High School Alumni 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


VFW Post 9816 in Oregon hosts euchre tournaments on Sundays.

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VFW Post 9816 euchre tournaments, 1802 Ashcroft Drive, 2 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $10. Details, 419-725-9916.


The TOPICS Camera Club meeting at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Wednesday. Details: Public welcome.

Fort Meigs History Book Club launched by Fort Meigs and the Way Library at Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd., with first meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Moderated by Geoff Earnhart, director of Fort Meigs. January’s selection is In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Waleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick. Copies available at the library’s circulation desk. Details: 419-874-3135, ext. 119.


The Northwest Ohio Writer’s Club forum meeting at King Branch Library, 3900 King Rd., 10 a.m.- noon Jan. 20. Members will critique your story and help you along.

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.

Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.: Mercy Health Better Living Speaker Series with Dr. Nadia Warsi, 2 p.m. Monday. Screening of The Glass Castle, adults only, 2 p.m. Tuesday with an optional disucssion immediately after movie. Showing of Victoria presented by WGTE, 7 p.m. Thursday; enjoy British refreshments; bring your own teacup. Introduction to iPhones and iPads with Kara Prielipp, 2 p.m. Thursday. Gum Paste Flower Class with Wendy Bach, 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 16, cost $8; intermediate level class for adults only, all supplies provided. Details/​registration: 419-874-3135, ext. 119 or

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. Jan. 22. Lunch theme and destination is Yellowstone National Park. Reservations by Jan. 18, 419-691-2254.

Wildwood Metropark programs, 5100 W. Central Ave.; Good Health Walks, 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, brisk 50-minute walk. Travel Circle, 2:15 p.m. Saturday with option to cross-country ski at 1 p.m., on Three Weeks in India: a Desert, the Taj Mahal, and My Wedding by Jennifer Christensen. Refreshments provided.


Whitehouse Library programs, 10651 Waterville St.: Kids’ Hour, prekindergarten through grade 3, Saturday, stories, crafts, and snacks; parents are asked to remain with their children. No BookNuts group in January. Register and/​or details: 419-877-9088 or email

Oak Openings Preserve program, 5402 Wilkins Rd.: Try-It! Orienteering, ages 8-12, 1 p.m. Saturday, learn basics on using a magnetic compass and topographical map, set out on beginner orienteering course, extensively off trail; dress for weather. Register, 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.: Storytimes, 7 p.m. Mondays. Kidz Book Club grades 1-4, 6:15 p.m. Monday. Wednesday Book Club, 7 p.m. Wednesday, The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, copies available at the desk. Register: 419-849-2744.

Support groups

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.

Free Memory Screenings at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Rd., Swanton, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 24. By appointment only. Contact Mr. Chris Cremean, 419-825-1145.

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.

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 see

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

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.

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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