Bulletin Board Week Of 1/9/2023

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Sunday Commodore’s Breakfast Buffet Fundraisers, Jan. 8-March 26, 8:30-11:30 a.m., River View Yacht Club, 5981 Edgewater Drive, Point Place. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children 12 and under. Open to the public.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) welcomes new members who want to lose weight. The group meets Mondays from 7-8 p.m. at the East Toledo Senior Center, 1001 White St. Weigh-ins from 6-6:45 p.m. Yearly membership is $49. Weekly dues 50 cents. Call Judy 419-691-8033 or just come to a free meeting. Everyone welcome.
East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis Club meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at noon at Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave. Everyone welcome.
God's Instruments Food Pantry is open the first and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m.-noon at 1705 Tracy St., between Oakdale Street and Andrus Road. Open to residents of Toledo, Northwood and Rossford. ID and proof of residence required. Masks required.
Waite High School Class of 1951 meets the second Monday of every month. For info, call Betty at 419-691-7944 or Fran at 419-693-6060.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor Cancer Center Library at Mercy Health – St. Anne Hospital. For info, call Roger at 419-346-2753 or Ernie at 419-344-9830.

Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society is accepting donations of gently used Christmas items, household items and storage containers for its annual Spring Rummage Sale. Drop off donations on Wednesdays, Jan. 11 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Brandville School, 1133 Grasser St. Call Kitty at 419-376-9491 for more details.
Food for Thought Food Pantry, open the 2nd Tuesday of every month Beginning with the January pantry on the 2nd Tuesday, Jan. 10 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy Rd., corner of Coy and Navarre. In 2023, the pantry will be moved inside. Due to parking space and the need to limit the number of families inside at a time, attendees are asked to stagger arrival times. Those who received a blue admission ticket in December, should bring it with them on Jan. 10 and arrive at the time listed on the card.
419 Cares, a ministry of Christ United Methodist Church, serves food and beverages and provides toiletries to the less fortunate every Sunday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Uptown Green Park on Madison Avenue in Toledo. A monthly giveaway of clothes, blankets and shoes is also offered. Donations of toiletries and clothing items, particularly bigger men’s sizes, are welcome. Contact Christ UMC or visit 419 Cares on Facebook for info.
Mobile Meals of Toledo, local community non-profit, is seeking volunteers to help deliver meals as their schedules permit. The pickup site for the meals is Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital. For more information or to sign up, contact Rochelle Rodgers at 419-255-7806 or rrodgers@mobilemeals.org.
Rita’s Soups at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 798 S. Coy Rd., the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Offering varieties of soup, crackers or bread, and a dessert to anyone who comes through the doors. A freewill offering will be accepted from those wishing to contribute to this program and its future success.
Great Eastern Toastmasters Club meets in person on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital in the meeting room located in the basement behind the cafeteria. The club offers a supportive environment for those looking to enhance self-confidence by improving speaking, listening and/or leadership skills. Guests welcome. Call Fred at 815-919-8280 or Julie at 419-343-5569 or visit D28toastmasters.org for info.
Oregon Democratic Club meets the first Thursday of the month from 7-9 p.m. at Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave. Social hour at 7 p.m. Meeting starts at 8 p.m. Visit oregondemocraticclub.com for meeting info and details.
Oregon Republican Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Hampton Inn, 2931 Navarre Ave. Speakers, information and more. Email lynlin3215@gmail.com for info.
East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at noon at Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave. Everyone welcome.
Oregon Senior Center is available for transportation needs, grab-and-go meals, essential services and is open for recreational activities such as bingo, card games, acrylic classes and dance and exercise classes. Call 419-698-7078 for more details.
Oregon Fire & Rescue Museum, located at 4350 Navarre Ave., is open for private tours. Call Mike Snyder at 419-297-2383 for info.
Ashland Church Food Pantry, 2350 Starr Ave., is open the last Saturday of the month for drive-thru from 12-1:30 p.m. ID required.
Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step, Christian-based recovery program to help anyone dealing with addictions, anxiety, depression, grief and codependency, meets Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Intersection Church (formerly Heritage Christian Church), 1640 S. Coy Rd. Free; everyone welcome. Call 419-389-3299 for info.
Christ Dunberger American Legion Post 537 hall at 4925 Pickle Rd. is available for rentals. The hall accommodates up to 145 people. Call 419-279-1387 for details.
Hispanic Language Pro-life Prayer Group meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Toledo Shrine, 655 S. Coy Rd. Call 419-697-7742 or 419-213-0214.

Weekly Sunday Breakfasts, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Northwood VFW Post 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd. Featuring two eggs, bacon or sausage, pancakes or French toast, potatoes, toast and jelly. $8. Public welcome.
Fish Fries, Fridays, 5-7:30 p.m., Northwood VFW 2984, 102 W. Andrus Rd. Steak, shrimp, chicken, mac and cheese also available. Dine in or carry out. Public welcome.
Northwood High School Ranger Roundup Reunion 2023: Plans are being made for the next Ranger Roundup Reunion for years 1940-1980. Class representatives are needed for many years. If you or someone you know would be able to help find addresses for your year, email rangersrfun@yahoo.com or text 419 262-0693.
God's Instruments Food Pantry is open the first and third Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m.-noon, 1705 Tracy St. between Oakdale Street and Andrus Road. Open to residents of Toledo, Northwood and Rossford. ID and proof of residence required. Masks required.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast, the third Saturday each month at 9 a.m. at Northwood Church of God, Coy and Curtice roads. For info, call 419-693-0260.

Jerusalem Twp.
Jerusalem Township has implemented a Wireless Emergency Network System. To sign up for civic text alerts, visit http://entry.inspironlogistics.com/jerusalem_township_oh/wens.cfm. The link is also available on the Jerusalem Township Government Facebook page and at twp.jerusalem.oh.us.
Jerusalem Township Board of Trustees meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the township hall at 9501 Jerusalem Rd. The meetings are also accessible via Zoom. The public is welcome to attend the meeting in-person or join in the meeting by call-in or video conference. Meeting dates, phone numbers and Zoom links are available at twp.jerusalem.oh.us/trustees/.
Jerusalem Township Food Pantry is open the second Wednesday of every month from 9-11 a.m. at the township hall, 9501 Jerusalem Rd.

American Legion Auxiliary meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Elmore American Legion.
Elmore Food Pantry at Grace Lutheran Church, corner of SR 51 and Witty Road, is open the second Friday of every month from 9 a.m.-noon.

Genoa American Legion Hall, 302 West St., is available for rental for events and parties of up to 100 people. Full kitchen and ample parking available. For hall rental inquiries, call Denise at 419-855-0014. To join the Genoa American Legion, call 419-635-5810 for info.
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto Gift Shop open every Sunday after Mass at 11:30 a.m., 204 Main St. (behind Grotto).
Al-Anon Family Group, Genoa Giving and Getting, meets Mondays at 7 p.m. Genoa Christian Church, 415 Main St.
Genoa Community Food Pantry is open the third Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m., at Christ Community Church, 303 W. 4th St. Serving Genoa School District residents. ID and billing address within the district required. For info, call 419-341-0913.
Trinity Thrift Shop, 105 4th St., open Friday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Clothes and small household items available at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit mission projects.

Gibsonburg Branch Library offers a number of programs, including Preschool Storytime at 11 a.m. Thursdays; Snow Much Fun Winter Reading Challenge, through Jan. 31 – All ages will have fun with this Bingo-format reading challenge (register any time in January); SPARKS – Curious Kids Learn: Foodies Night: Amish Friends, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m. – Make a recipe from “Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Farmhouse Favorites Cookbook” and bring it to share; Snow Much Fun Engineering Challenges for Kids – A new self-directed challenge each week with an accompanying book (Jan 12-18: Paper or marshmallow tower; Jan. 19-25: Build a toothpick truss and learn about stability; Jan. 26-31: Build a suspension bridge from LEGO bricks); Adult Book Chat, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. – Discuss “We Begin at the End,” by Chris Walker; Hear & Share Book Chat, Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m., Gibsonburg Senior Center – Discuss “This Present Darkness,” by Frank Peretti; Snow Much Fun with Pinecones, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – All ages invited to make a pinecone bird feeder. Call 419-637-2173 for details. Lockers available for after-hours pickup of library materials.
Gibsonburg Area Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Monday of every month from 4-5 p.m. at 116 S. Main St. Serving Gibsonburg School District residents. ID and proof of residency is required. For information call 567-201-3962.

Zion UMC, 18045 W. William St. at Elliston-Trowbridge Rd. – LIGHT pantry is open on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. to residents of Ottawa County who struggle with food or financial insecurity

Lake Twp.
Discussion on the Legal System presented Lake Township Police Department, in conjunction with its Neighborhood Watch groups, Jan. 12, 7 p.m. at the township complex, 27975 Cummings Rd. Featured speaker will be Wood County Senior Assistant Prosecutor Brian Boos, who will take questions from those attending. Public is welcome. Call 419-481-6354 with questions.

Luckey Food Pantry is open the last Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m. and the last Thursday each month from 6-8 p.m. at 247 Oak St. in the former Loft Youth Center (behind the post office). Open to families residing in the Eastwood School District.

Oak Harbor
American Legion Post 114 Monthly Dinners, served on the third Sunday of the month from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out, 221 Park St. The Jan. 15 dinner will feature broasted chicken. Dine in or carry out. Public welcome. Call the post at 419-898-5888 for more details.
Oak Harbor Public Library, 147 W. Main St., programs for kids include: Preschool Storytimes, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.; STEM Crafts afterschool. For adults: Puzzle Exchange, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Starting Jan. 14, bring used puzzles to the library, receive a ticket to bring back for the Jan. 28 exchange; Watercolor Group meets Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 p.m. – Bring your own supplies: Needle Craft Group meets Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m.; – Bring your own supplies; Valentine Wreath Craft, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. – Register to attend, all materials provided; Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Jan. 24, 2 p.m.; Coffee & a Book Book Club, Jan. 11, 11 a.m. – Discuss “The Forest of Vanishing Stars,” by Kristin Harmel; 4th Tuesday Book Club, Jan. 24, 6 p.m. – Discuss “An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones. The library will be closed Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Day. Contactless pickup of library materials available. The Local History & Museum Center is open Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 419-898-7001 or visit oakharborpubliclibrary.org to register or for info.
Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel Food Pantry, 11805 SR 105, is open every Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. Offering groceries and free clothes for all ages. The Pantry serves a community meal on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. Call or text 419-343-0126 for more info.
BCS Food Pantry Inc. at St. Paul UCC, 165 Toussaint St., is open Monday and Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Open to residents of Benton, Carroll and Salem townships. Providing groceries, as well as personal hygiene and cleaning supplies, when available.

Community Food Pantry at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St., is open Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the second and last Saturdays of the month from 8-11 a.m. Eastwood School District residents may visit the pantry once monthly. ID and proof of residency required. Info available at Pemberville churches.

Stony Ridge
St. John’s Lutheran Church Free Thrift Shop, "Shared Bounty," is open the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, 5520 Fremont Pike.
Stony Ridge Civic Association meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter house at Stony Ridge Park. Visit stonyridgepark.com for more details.

Crimson Lights Band will play at Walbridge VFW Post 9963, 109 N. Main St., from 2-5 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 12, 26; March 12, 26; April 23; May 14, 28; June 11, 25; July 9, 23; Aug. 13, 27; Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 12, 26 and Dec. 10 and 30. The bar will be serving snacks, beer, wine coolers and soft drinks. Call Carolyn at 419-260-0464 for info.
MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) and MOMSnext (Moms with Kids of All Ages) group is being formed at Mainstreet Church, 5465 Moline-Martin Rd., Walbridge. A Wednesday group will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. A Thursday morning group will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Visit mainstreetlife.org/mops for more info.
Walbridge VFW 9963, 109 N. Main St., monthly drive-thru dinners, the third Saturday of the month from 4-6 p.m. or until sold out. $11. No pre-orders. Follow signs to alley.
Storytimes, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the meeting room at Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St. Registration required by calling 419-666-9900 or visit wcdpl.org/events.
Walbridge Branch Library, 108 N. Main St., is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. To register, visit wcdpl.org.

Woodville Library, 101 E. Main St., programs include: Winter storytimes for preschoolers and caregivers, Thursdays at 10 a.m.; Snow Much Fun Winter Reading Challenge, through 31 – All ages will have fun with this Bingo-format reading challenge (register any time in January); Cook Craftz Make & Take, Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. – Kids in grades pre-K invited to drop in and get crafty; Create a Canvas, Jan. 4, 6-8 p.m. (adults) – Drop in and get crafty; Yeti Craftz, Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (K-6); Nature Night Storytime, Jan. 9, 7 p.m. (K-4) – Stories, crafts and facts about penguins; Woodville Book Club, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. – Discuss “Daisy Darker,” by Alice Feeney; LEGO Thursdays (K-6), Jan. 12 and 26, 4-5:30 p.m.; Poetry Creation Station, Jan. 14, 12-2 p.m. (all ages); 3-D Snowman Scene, Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m. (teens and adults, registration required); Super Science: Blubber, Jan 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or Jan. 25, 4-6 p.m. (K-6) – Drop in for science fun and activities; Anime Club, Jan. 23, 4-6 p.m. (grades 5-12); Crochet & More, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.; Snowman Craftz, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (pre-K-6); True Crime Book Club, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. – Discuss “Unmasked: My life Solving America’s Cold Cases,” by Paul Holes. birchard.org.
Woodville Food Pantry, 212 Bridge St., is open the last Thursday of the month, 6-7 p.m. and the last Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Available to all Woodville village and township residents. Applications available at the pantry. Accepting help from the pantry will not affect any other benefits you may be receiving.


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