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Bowling Green

“Indigenous Art and Activism” presentation/​discussion by Dylan Miner, an American artist, educator, historian, and activist at the Wood County Public Library, 251 N. Main St., 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sponsored by the Bowling Green State University College of Arts and Sciences and School of Art. Free.

Bowling Green State University events, 1001 E. Wooster St.: The Department of Popular Culture presents guest artist Little Axe with his new single “One Man, One Night” in the 150 Pallister Room in the Jerome Library, 3 p.m. Feb. 21. Following the performance will be a discussion led by Matthew Donahue, lecturer in the Department of Popular Culture.


Make a Family Tree class at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Learn how to create an online family tree with an subscription. Class led 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.: Remembering Fremont’s Past with Ken Dumminger, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, featuring his historic photo collection. Thursday Movie Club 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Chinese New Year Crafts (grades 7-12) 3:45-5 p.m. Friday, celebrate the Lunar New Year. Building Challenges-craft sticks, cups, and cubes (kindergarten to grade 6) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Register/​details: 419-334-7101, ext. 209.


Gibsonburg Public Library programs, 100 N. Webster St.: Cookbook Club 6:30 Monday, theme game-day recipes, bring dish with recipe. Book and Munch Bunch (grades 4-7) 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, chapter book The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare. Book Bears Early Readers 10:15 a.m. Thursday, The Snow Day by Komako Sakai. Register, 419-637-2173.


Monroe County Library System Blues Series free concerts for Black History Month at the Dorsch memorial Branch Library, 18 E. First St., Monroe, 7 p.m. Tuesday with performance by Luke Winslow-King; at the Carleton Branch Library, 1444 Kent St., Carleton, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, an evening with Bob Margolin and special guest, Peter Madcat Ruth; then at the Ida Branch Library, 3016 Lewis Ave, Ida, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 with Jontavious Willis. For details and other scheduled concerts:​blues.

“A Prelude to St. Patrick’s Day” presented by St. Anthony Father John A. Kenna Knights of Columbus Council #11430 at St. Anthony Catholic Church’s Kenna Hall, 4635 St. Anthony Rd., Temperance, 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Featuring Extra Stout (Irish, country, and classic rock). Admission: $8 (includes snacks). Cash bar and sandwiches available for purchase. Details: 734-888-1192 or 419-343-0579 or visit

Stair District Library programs, 228 W. Main St., Morenci: “Clean Up Your Act” Little Book Club 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a quirky kind of discussion group about little books not much bigger than 5 by 7 inches and not longer than a couple hundred pages, about some aspect of improving life. NASA @ My Library “Girls’ Night Out” Science Cafe and Planetarium field trip that is preceded by a Science Cafe at the library featuring Snippets of Science and Snazzy Snacks 5 p.m. Saturday. Great Michigan Read: X: A Novel by Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilysah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, book available at the circulation desk. For details and to register: 517-458-6510.


Winter Concert Series fundraiser for the Napoleon Civic Center at Eddie J’s Grille, 619 N. Perry St., 7 p.m. Sunday. Performance by the Nostalgia Men. Concert is free, however donations are accepted. All donations received benefit the Napoleon Civic Center remodeling and restoration project.


 ● Lake Erie Center Public Lecture, 6200 Bayshore Rd., 7-8 p.m. Thursday “Waiting for a Break and Other Projects” by artist Julia Christensen, on her research-based art practice and projects that span from the Great Lakes to outer space. Fre. Take a shuttle from the University of Toledo’s Main Campus to the center that departs at 6:15 p.m. from south side of Bowman-Oddy Laboratories, must reserve a spot by Tuesday, email or call 419-530-8360.

Toledo Swiss Singers present “Murder! Under the Big Top” dinner theater at the Chalet at 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.

Oregon Senior Center events, 4350 Navarre Ave.: Craft classes with Dina, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Acrylics class 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, please choose one day to attend weekly. Shop ‘Til You Drop to Kohl’s in Perrysburg departing at 11:15 a.m., returning around 3 p.m. Feb. 21. Lunch at 11:45 a.m. at Cracker Barrel, $4 donation for transportation. Questions: 419-698-7078.

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



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Accent on the Arts! Concert Series at Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Performing on Mainstage is PRIZM Duo featuring Janet Brehm Ziegler and Aaron Ziegler. Free.

Perrysburg Fire CPR Training Center’s Family and Friends CPR class at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 6-9 p.m. Feb. 21. This class is for people who want to learn CPR, but do not need a course completion card. Ideal for students, parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others. Class will cover adult hands-only CPR with AED and choking, child CPR and choking, and infant CPR and choking. Cost: $5, payable at registration. Register at the library’s information desk. Questions: Amy Allen at the Perrysburg Fire Division, 419-872-8027 or email at

Way Public Library programs, 101 E. Indiana Ave.: Reel Opinions presents We’ll Meet Again with Ann Curry, 2 p.m. Thursday with discussion following. Reel Art International and Art Film Series (adults only)  with The Painted Veil, 7 p.m. Friday. Talk on White House by Marge Waterfield, historian, genealogist, and author, 2 p.m. Feb. 19. Free. ​Details: 419-874-3135, exte. 119 or

Stamp Collectors Club of Toledo meeting at the Perrysburg Masonic Building, 590 E. South Boundary St., 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Details: 419-367-9307.

The TOPICS Camera Club meeting at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Wednesday. Details: Public welcome. In case of snow emergencies, please check local listings of any cancellations of events/​meetings. 

The Children’s Choir of Northwest Ohio free concert at the Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 E. Indiana Ave., 7 p.m. Feb. 23. For more information on concert or the choir,

Port Clinton

The Salvation Army “Coats for Families” program has been extended through March. Residents in need of a warm winter coat can call the office, Maureen Saponari, 419-732-2769.

Ottawa County Community Foundation scholarships available for graduating high school seniors to pursue post-secondary educational endeavors. Application guidelines can be obtained from the guidance office at high schools in Ottawa County. In addition to scholarships for high school seniors, there are several non-traditional scholarships available for specific educational undertakings. For more information and applications:, visit office at 306 Madison St. from noon-3 p.m. Wednesdays, or website


Sylvania Franciscan Village Dinner and A Book in the Regina Hall Conference Room, 6832 Convent Blvd., 5-7:30 p.m. Monday. 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

The Toledo Area Genealogical Society meeting in the Wright Hall at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St., 7 p.m. Monday. Program: “Fallen Timbers: George Washington’s War” presented by Toledo Metroparks. Free, all are welcome.


Toledo Polish Genealogical Society presentation at St. Michael’s School, 420 Sandusky St., 10 a.m. Saturday. “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.

East Toledo Senior Activities Center, 1001 White St.: Dream Travelers for seniors 60 years and older, 10:45 a.m. Feb. 26, travel the world through photos and food. This month’s destination is Glacier National Park in Montana. Must register by Feb. 22. For more information, 419-691-2254.

The Northwest Ohio Writer’s Club forum meeting at Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd., 10 a.m.- noon Saturday. Motivational speaker: Deborah Chester, novelist. Public is invited. For more information:

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. Tickets: $5/​per person and Miracle League players and their families are free. Benefits the Miracle League of Northwest Ohio Baseball Organization. Details/​donations contact: Jeff Barton at

Birmingham Branch Library programs, 203 Paine Ave.: Cool Heart Creations for school-aged children 4 p.m. Tuesday. Color Me Calm for adults, 6 p.m. Tuesday. We Have A Dream Poster for all ages, 4 p.m. Friday. Details: 419-259-5210.

King Road Branch Library program, 3900 King Rd.: Snowscapes (adults only) 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Questions: 419-259-5380.

A Wilde Canvas, dancers from the studio of Kerri Wilde hosted by Toledo School for the Arts at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., 7-9 p.m. Feb. 21. Presenting elements and principles of visual art through dance. Tickets: $22, $16, $10 can be purchased by calling 419-246-8732 ext. 226 or at the Toledo School for the Arts box office during their hours.

Wildwood Metropark programs, 5100 W. Central Ave.: Bowling Green State University Concert Series: Trombone in the Manor House, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, free. Ladies Night Out-GALentine’s Day (ages 21 and over only), Farmhouse Lawn 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, 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; Michigan vs Ohio: The Toledo War in Metroparks Hall 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, learn the history and aftermath of this battle while cheering for your favorite team, cost $4. I Spy, Mansion Style in the Manor House 1 p.m. Sunday, for all ages, search for objects hidden in plain sight.  Reservations: 419-407-9701.

Toledo Botanical Garden Park program, Conference Center, 5403 Elmer Dr.: Tree Climbing (ages 8 and older) 1 p.m. Feb. 19, participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops. All equipment provided, dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes, cost $25. Warm beverages and a toasty fire will be provided.  Reservations: 419-407-9700.


Waterville Branch Library programs: 800 Michigan Ave.; Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Escape grades 3-8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, scavenger hunt, based on a book by Chris Grabenstein; Write Your Story grades 2-8, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 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, 10651 Waterville St.: BookNuts at the Route 64 Pub and Grub restaurant, 1 p.m. Monday, Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly; Register and/​or Details: 419-877-9088 or email

Oak Openings Preserve programs: 5402 Wilkins Rd.; Travel Circle in the Lodge, 2:15 p.m. (optional walk/​ski at 1 p.m.) Saturday, “Off the Beaten Path in Great Britain” by Tom and Nancy Verner; Survival 101: (ages 12 and older) 1 p.m. Sunday, master the art of fire building, learn about water purification techniques, and build a sturdy, warm shelter, cost $3, dress for the outdoors; Adult Learning Series: Butterfly Gardens, 2 p.m. Sunday, featuring an indoor presentation, short naturalist led hike, Jan Dixon from the Toledo Naturalist’ Assoc. and Wild Ones will share what she has learned about butterflies from her gardens, learn how you can help butterflies survive under increasingly difficult circumstances and more. Register, 419-407-9701.


Woodville Public Library programs, 101 E. Main St.: Kidz Book Club (grades kindergarten-4), 7 p.m. Wednesday, share a book you’ve recently read, crafts, and snacks. Wednesday Book Club 7 p.m. Wednesday, Caroline: Little House Revisited by Sarah Miller, copies available at the desk. Kidz Cook Club (grades kindergarten-4) 11 a.m. Saturday. Register: 419-849-2744.


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

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. starting Feb. 20. 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 the church at 419-893-0223 or visit

Shakin’ Not Stirred’s Monroe County and Contiguous Areas Parkinson’s Support Group at Monroe Charter Township in the Nature Center, 4925 E. Dunbar Rd., Monroe, 6:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of each month. For individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones. Learn the latest about this disease and how to cope successfully with daily challenges. Details: Jennifer Traver, 734-497-5683 (call or text) or email at

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 see

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

Caregivers’ Support group offered by the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter at Parkcliffe Community, 4226 Parkcliffe Lane, 1 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month. Information: 419-381-9447.

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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